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Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


craigslist score. a pair of Brice HXB-406's (they don't sell them any more but i bought my old one for 369, they run around that used) for $400



Time to learn some jaco poo poo.

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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



now that is some delicious poo poo

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


the fretless is SO WEIRD. actually i can get around okay on it? (it has 3/5/7/9/12 etc side dots)

i can already play Dazed and Confused fine so yeah lets run with this

its so rubbery and slidey i love it

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



does the action have to be kinda high to make it work at all?

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


nope! it's actually set up way lower than the fretted one (though the necks on these are dual truss rod, the width of an airplane landing strip, and very flat so the actions are low to start with). a key to the fretless sound is the 'mwah' sound which is a little bit of fretboard rattle with some mid boost. makes it sound like an upright pretty closely, and you can get even closer with 'tapewound' strings, which are a metal core but have a nylon wrap


mwah:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7e0Yf5UI8Y

tapewounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO1cWVVDh40

tapewounds are also loving sick b/c since the wrap is nylon you can get them in a lot of colors, i like the black ones

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003





badass

ive been working on i guess a boss battle theme or something from an rpg. it just keeps getting longer and longer. something like 6 or 7 minutes at the moment. i should probably wrap it up

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




if I buy another bass I'm gonna get one of those weird ones that has levers on the tuning pegs to drop each individual string a whole note on the fly

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


Kazinsal posted:

if I buy another bass I'm gonna get one of those weird ones that has levers on the tuning pegs to drop each individual string a whole note on the fly

you've seen the charles berthoud video where he runs piccolo strings and four hipshots, right?

dude is a loving ALIEN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRT_V_3rK3I

any time he's reaching up to the headstock he's flipping hipshots for a whole tone up/down

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Jonny 290 posted:

you've seen the charles berthoud video where he runs piccolo strings and four hipshots, right?

dude is a loving ALIEN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRT_V_3rK3I

any time he's reaching up to the headstock he's flipping hipshots for a whole tone up/down

oh yeah that man is a wizard and is the reason I want to get a set of hipshots. wonder if there's enough room on the headstock of my cheap ibanez bass to slap them on there

e: non-stringed instruments, I'm thinking of getting a cheap clarinet. used to play in middle school and it was a neat instrument, wouldn't mind having one to gently caress around with but idk what a student-grade clarinet costs these days so I'll have to go annoy my local music store

Kazinsal fucked around with this message at 01:21 on Jan 14, 2022

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


yeah they generally have a pretty close footprint to stock tuners so you can jam em in there on any 4 or 5. sometimes 6's are a little tight but you've got 2.08 octave range on those anyways so shut the gently caress up and hit the notes lol

ignoring my 4 and 5 string ones, i now have 2 basses that are BEADGC and one that is EADGBE, guitar style. It takes a couple minutes of brain rewiring to switch back and forth as with a 6 string bass it covers exactly 25 half steps, and on a bass vi it covers 24, with that half step cheese like guitars have.

Crime on a Dime
Nov 28, 2006



Tweezer Reprise posted:

Has anyone here used NINJAM? I've gotten it set up for a few of my friends and it's been great even though I have so much more I want to accomplish in terms of jamming and improvising.

been meaning to

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003





Kazinsal posted:

e: non-stringed instruments, I'm thinking of getting a cheap clarinet. used to play in middle school and it was a neat instrument, wouldn't mind having one to gently caress around with but idk what a student-grade clarinet costs these days so I'll have to go annoy my local music store

get a digital one with midi out so you can play anything on it. i'll probably do that at some point so i can do better wind section solo parts and whatnot (im just going to make lovely flute videos)

Crime on a Dime
Nov 28, 2006



get an EWI

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



im lining up singing lessons

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




new gear day



it was expensive but worth it, holy poo poo these built-in IRs are good (and extremely revealing of how badly I need a noise suppressor and/or to figure out why my main guitar's humbuckers aren't bucking any hum)

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


Kazinsal posted:

new gear day



it was expensive but worth it, holy poo poo these built-in IRs are good (and extremely revealing of how badly I need a noise suppressor and/or to figure out why my main guitar's humbuckers aren't bucking any hum)

that's a really nice box and also i can help you with the latter

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


I popped the back cover off my fretless which has a carvin preamp and pickups. look at all that poo poo

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Kazinsal posted:

new gear day



it was expensive but worth it, holy poo poo these built-in IRs are good (and extremely revealing of how badly I need a noise suppressor and/or to figure out why my main guitar's humbuckers aren't bucking any hum)

I didnít know what this was so I watched a quick review and the dude was showing off it making some noise while doing nothingÖ maybe itís not you?

https://youtu.be/0cIkT3FFV-8 at like 5:40

Penisface
Jul 17, 2008

"I am Albino. You wish to see me?"


Tweezer Reprise posted:

Has anyone here used NINJAM? I've gotten it set up for a few of my friends and it's been great even though I have so much more I want to accomplish in terms of jamming and improvising.

yes. we do a weekly livestream jam session using ninjam to sync our stuff up. there is a bunch of links and videos here https://tlchrgr.tumblr.com/

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




echinopsis posted:

I didnít know what this was so I watched a quick review and the dude was showing off it making some noise while doing nothingÖ maybe itís not you?

https://youtu.be/0cIkT3FFV-8 at like 5:40

nah it's definitely the guitar, I think the grounds in this thing are all afuck. plugged it into my old boss katana directly with nothing in the chain but guitar, amp, speaker and it's just blasting distorted 60 Hz

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003





echinopsis posted:

im lining up singing lessons

Nice. What kind of stuff are you looking to do?

I sing pretty much all the time with random stuff. Jason Mraz is probably one of my favorites for it. I've been slowly working on getting my pitch just right. I tend to be ~5 cents flat. Also like to sing Ben Folds stuff a lot. First (only) maroon 5 album is also great for it.

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003





cross postin' from the music subforum:

I've been playing with audiogridder, a free VST plugin that lets you run VSTs on another computer over the network with it, and it's pretty awesome. You load the server on your comp that has the instruments, and then load the plugin on the channel you want for the DAW. In the plugin you can select any of the instruments/effects that are on the server's computer and it will use those for that channel's output. It essentially creates a screen-share of that plugin on the server, so it looks exactly like it would natively with the exact same functionality.

My desktop is connected to my router with ethernet and I just tried it on my 2013 macbook air. The latency with a bunch of orchestra instruments loaded in it that this thing couldn't ever hope to play back in real time had a latency of 5 ms, and it will automatically correct for it during playback/rendering etc. My air is running MacOS and the desktop Windows and it worked flawlessly.

Now when I have an idea in my head but don't want to go down to my desktop, I can fire up reaper on my laptop and have every tool I normally would. AND because it's all being rendered on my main desktop, all the licenses are being used on one computer and I don't have to move a usb license stick or stupid software keys around.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Woolwich Bagnet posted:

Nice. What kind of stuff are you looking to do?

I sing pretty much all the time with random stuff. Jason Mraz is probably one of my favorites for it. I've been slowly working on getting my pitch just right. I tend to be ~5 cents flat. Also like to sing Ben Folds stuff a lot. First (only) maroon 5 album is also great for it.

oh iím just godawful singer. for someone who loves music as much as I do and tries to play as much as I can I feel like I should be able to at least pass

if i could sound like anyone itíd be mike patton but thatís a high bar

like none of the beatles were that great, neither was roger waters, but they managed to make it work. I want to be able to fit into that category

one day Iíd love to be in a dad-thrash band and my personality probably dictates that itíd be my band, iíd drive it, and iíd be front man and Iíd love to not sound like poo poo lmao

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



iím getting very into organ sounds. idk why but just in love, they feel so forgiving to play and love the infinite sustain

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003





echinopsis posted:

oh iím just godawful singer. for someone who loves music as much as I do and tries to play as much as I can I feel like I should be able to at least pass

if i could sound like anyone itíd be mike patton but thatís a high bar

like none of the beatles were that great, neither was roger waters, but they managed to make it work. I want to be able to fit into that category

one day Iíd love to be in a dad-thrash band and my personality probably dictates that itíd be my band, iíd drive it, and iíd be front man and Iíd love to not sound like poo poo lmao

yeah not sounding like poo poo is always a good thing, so at least you're checking in to making it better


echinopsis posted:

iím getting very into organ sounds. idk why but just in love, they feel so forgiving to play and love the infinite sustain

i love organs, you can do some really great chords with them and whatnot.

the 'boss battle theme' im working on has a decent number of organ parts in it already:

https://soundcloud.com/poltzart/boss-battle-wip

super rough still. haven't done any real passes on dynamics/mixing and it's missing a lot of percussion and small parts/effects, but it's slowly coming together. i think i have a good melody and drum part for the ending (not in that version), but i've probably redone it 5 times at this point so we'll see. that version is a bit over 5 minutes. final is looking to be around 8 or so.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


Woolwich Bagnet posted:

cross postin' from the music subforum:

I've been playing with audiogridder, a free VST plugin that lets you run VSTs on another computer over the network with it, and it's pretty awesome. You load the server on your comp that has the instruments, and then load the plugin on the channel you want for the DAW. In the plugin you can select any of the instruments/effects that are on the server's computer and it will use those for that channel's output. It essentially creates a screen-share of that plugin on the server, so it looks exactly like it would natively with the exact same functionality.

My desktop is connected to my router with ethernet and I just tried it on my 2013 macbook air. The latency with a bunch of orchestra instruments loaded in it that this thing couldn't ever hope to play back in real time had a latency of 5 ms, and it will automatically correct for it during playback/rendering etc. My air is running MacOS and the desktop Windows and it worked flawlessly.

Now when I have an idea in my head but don't want to go down to my desktop, I can fire up reaper on my laptop and have every tool I normally would. AND because it's all being rendered on my main desktop, all the licenses are being used on one computer and I don't have to move a usb license stick or stupid software keys around.

i kind of laughed at myself here b/c i was all 'if this poster isnt woolwich i'm gonna eat my hat' and sure enough. Yeah, distributed cluster VSTs are the future. let's promote this.

Woolwich Bagnet
Apr 27, 2003





Jonny 290 posted:

i kind of laughed at myself here b/c i was all 'if this poster isnt woolwich i'm gonna eat my hat' and sure enough. Yeah, distributed cluster VSTs are the future. let's promote this.

ha, guilty as charged

what impressed me the most was the latency. one comp hardwired the other on wifi (and 2013 tech at that). ease of use for an open source project is good. there are of course paid options that pro would use i'm sure. one from waves and vienna software (mentioned a while back in this thread, $200 for a copy + $100 per license required for each computer).

once i finally find a new job that i'm happy with, i'll build out a couple of servers so that they can have sample heavy instruments loaded in to ram at all times. it's frustrating when you have an idea but need to wait 10+ minutes for 100 gb or whatever of instruments to load. not to mention that it starts to bog down DAWs in my experience. reaper is not happy when you have an instance of kontakt with 16 heavy instruments loaded in it. it's much happier if they're all separate.

Penisface
Jul 17, 2008

"I am Albino. You wish to see me?"


lowkey wishing that this thread was more about making music, not janitoring your music making stack

both keeping your instruments in good condition and doing something with them every once and a while is important of course :)


anyways i forget if i posted this before, but my 2022 weeklybeats plan is to make 52 tracks all 64 bars at 120bpm, perfectly (i wish) transitioning from one to another as a means to cull my tendency of making 20 minute jams and keeping everything in a single monster project (but not letting it get out of hand)

here are the first two in a neat little playlist https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/sets/2021-weekly-experiments-1

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im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Penisface posted:

lowkey wishing that this thread was more about making music, not janitoring your music making stack

Here's a short live synth jam I did, with my parrots as the audience. https://alonetone.com/spacehoers/tracks/synthesizer-jam-with-added-bird-

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