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im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Did anyone else do the november solo album writing month thing?

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im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

NonzeroCircle posted:

UPS are dicking me around (no surprise there) but will post plastic thuds when I get it

You have to watch the video manual for the SR-16 (I think that's what you said you were waiting on... I can't remember!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYdYTR_FAqM
It's done with the guy who designed the machine and a guy who plays drums. I got one in 2008, but never really learned how to program it, just used the presets for practicing guitar. I program it now, but that's with a Beatstep Pro.

Also, did anyone else do anything for February Album Writing Month? I did this monstrosity: https://spacehoers.bandcamp.com/album/looking-at-jupiter

You'd think I'd have this out of my system by now, but noooooooooooooo... I can't loving stop. https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/pat-the-cat

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

NonzeroCircle posted:

Made a Godfleshy thing with my SR16


https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/xLvqL

(how do I get this embedded/playable from thread?)

I thought I knew how to do this, but I guess I don't. :(

Anyways, I like your track. Makes me wish I could play guitar better.

im_sorry fucked around with this message at 22:06 on Mar 7, 2021

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

It's good stuff. Keep doing what you're doing.

I did a dungeon synth. I added some reverb and Soundtoys' Little Radiator, so it sounds like you're right there, in that dungeon, skulking past those bryophytes. https://alonetone.com/spacehoers/tracks/skulking-past-the-bryophytes

I also did this: https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/5-day-weekend

im_sorry fucked around with this message at 01:52 on Apr 28, 2021

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

I made this while reading about the buttcoins crashing. https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/laughing-at-cryptocurrencies

edit: I found a sample that I just had to add to it...

im_sorry fucked around with this message at 03:25 on May 22, 2021

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Zaxxon posted:

trying out some simple dawless stuff with my homemade synth, Here is a pretty repetitive acid thingy. It's just the one synth a volca beats with the snare sound modded and a memory man delay pedal.

https://soundcloud.com/void-star-1/frog-tech

I like it. :awesome: It makes me want to step away from my computer and hit the "on" button for my hardware setup.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

I just uploaded this yesterday. For some reason, it has already gotten more likes than anything else I've ever done.. which makes me kinda sad, because I still think that "Driving Back from High Prairie" is the best thing I've ever done.
https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/actual-ufos

I used Mishby on it, and according to the support team, "MISHBY is great for disappointing loved ones and sabotaging, well, any relationship really." You can steal a copy yourself and disappoint your loved ones even further at https://freakshowindustries.com/crime-hole-mishby

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Penisface posted:

that's a nice track, how much did you use that mishby effect on it?

Thanks! I only used it a little bit, to give a bit of a broken tape effect. I only pulled the lever until the face started to bleed.

I also used it on this track. Mishby seems to work best if you only use it a little bit.. I used it on the drums here, although it can do some serious destruction if you let it!!
https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/up-against-today

im_sorry fucked around with this message at 17:40 on Jul 24, 2021

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

echinopsis posted:

i’m entertaining the idea of busking with my synth. maybe get a second synth so i can deal with voice changes

do I have skill? at fiddling knobs maybe. and I know of chords

what could go wrong really? my already has a battery amp which puts out usb charge so could run my old bass station II but would need proper power for the hydrasynth. unless I find a battery solution instead of power pack

🤔

If you're comfortable with playing your synths live (I'm not there yet, although mainly from lack of practice), try livestreaming first. It's like busking, but even people half a world away can watch and give you money.

I have a two day hotel stay coming up. I actually got off my rear end and came up with a portable synth setup using a Tascam DP-006 as the mixer/recorder, and have actually done a couple test runs with it. There's also a well stocked synth store near where I'll be staying, so I might leave with more synths than I brought....

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

I decided to try dicking around with a 16 step loop on the Beatstep Pro and some software synths, and run the whole thing through Mishby. I think it turned out OK.
https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/synth-jam-01

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Penisface posted:

came to post a track i am happy about finishing properly after 2 years in limbo https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/9421a

click if you like krautrock

I will check this out, since I like krautrock. Have you ever heard of Cloud 9 and the Vitamin C? A really obscure band from Germany that broke up before doing any proper releases... which was actually sad as gently caress, since their music ruled. One of the members of the band archived a bunch of their stuff (http://homemade-lofi-psychedelic.blogspot.com/search/label/artist%3A%20Cloud%20Nine%20and%20The%20Vitamin%20C%20%28GER%29 and https://homemade-lofi-psychedelic.blogspot.com/search/label/artist%3A%20Cloud%20Nine%20%28GER%29)

Anyways, I did some things too. Hopefully, someone likes them.

https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/speedrunning-the-permian-triassic-extinction

https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/dairy-queen-the-cane-toad

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Penisface posted:

holy poo poo there is an entire magical world in there, thanks a lot!

The whole HLFP blog is great.. it was a huge push towards me releasing my own music. I've been following it since about 2010, and discovered sooooo much good music as a result. It went dormant a few years ago, but they started posting occasionally again.

The first thing I discovered here was http://homemade-lofi-psychedelic.blogspot.com/2009/12/full-dimensional-exhale-usa-1995.html - I'm pretty sure at least one of the links to the download still works. This album is loving great, and for years was the album I'd play when I harvested my weed plants.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Kernel Sanders posted:

I’m at a point in life where I’ve come to terms that my “musicianship” is purely masturbatory - I simply enjoy making sounds for myself and having to make “songs” makes the whole thing into a project and kills all the fun.

I once heard the term "narcissistic musical jack-off project" for stuff like this, and I proudly refer to my own project as "my narcissistic musical jack-off project".

Please don't steal the original NFT art.. I haven't put it on the Cosbycoin blockchain yet....
https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/you-must-be-explaining-it-wrong

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

akadajet posted:

I should probably get lessons instead of butchering music on my own like I’ve been doing for years

Me too. I could really use keyboard lessons.

Too bad my work schedule is *totally* out of sync with real life... it's some weird 7 days on/2 days off/8 days on/4 days off thing, with start times all over the place, so scheduling *anything* is a goddamned nightmare.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Penisface posted:

i have played piano a lot in my life and taken lessons and all, but when it comes to getting a real piano i still can't justify it to myself if only for the space it will occupy in my apartment

Sounds like you need phenazepam.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

I just discovered the time signature function in Reaper. It's kinda neat. But I think my Beatstep Pro might be locked to 4/4 just because of how sequencers work... are there ways around this?

https://alonetone.com/spacehoers/tracks/two-dollars (done without my trusty Beatstep Pro)

im_sorry fucked around with this message at 03:47 on Dec 28, 2021

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-

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Woohoo! Got six lovely tracks done for February Album Writing Month. Only eight more to go.

I paid for file hosting this year, so they can be found at https://files.fawmers.org/FAWM_2022/spacehoers420 if anyone actually wants to hear it. I'll come up with song/album titles later.

im_sorry fucked around with this message at 01:50 on Feb 12, 2022

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Up to track 12. Working on track 13 right now, but I've decided that I'm not going to use the Beatstep Pro on track 13, and track 14 will be a live hardware synth jam (Beatstep Pro included) which will likely also have a parrot or two in the audience with commentary. :parrot:

(https://files.fawmers.org/FAWM_2022/spacehoers420/)

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Good Sphere posted:

i've been enjoying these. i also like how i can play more than one at a time. i don't know anything really about Sonar X3, but i remember the name Sonar. i'm guessing it's like a sequencer with a piano roll and built-in instruments. i'm getting Plaid vibes a bit on some tracks. that just may be me. 07 is awesome, and dig that beat which sounds like 3/4

Thanks for checking it out! Sonar X3 was the DAW Cakewalk put out, but Gibson sold Cakewalk to another company, and I switched to using Reaper. If you've never worked with digital audio workstations before, you can download a free trial of Reaper at https://www.reaper.fm/ and watch some tutorials on Youtube to get the basics. There are tons of free instruments in VST format you can download, and the website https://bedroomproducersblog.com/ helped me a lot when I was starting out.

I've been messing with the time signature on some of the tracks, as it's something I've never really done before, and I like how it's been turning out. Someone in Goontube is helping me come up with song titles, which rocks, because I'm not very good at it. :D They called track 7 "Escape the Metaverse", which totally fits.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Just finished the February album. I ended up calling it "Escape the Metaverse", and having an AI generate a cover based on the title with the random number seed of 42069.

https://spacehoers.bandcamp.com/album/escape-the-metaverse-2

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

I just upgraded to Soundcloud Pro, so I can upload a bunch of stuff I've made since I ran out of space.

The AI image generator at https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1n_xrgKDlGQcCF6O-eL3NOd_x4NSqAUjK helps a lot for coming up with cover art.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

echinopsis posted:

hehe kinda cool. does the power google lends you compare with a decent home computer? like, if I ran it on my own pc would it be better?

I really don't know.. I just run it in Chrome in the background while I do other stuff, and it eventually finishes.

I like what it came up with for https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/vaguely-discontent

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

I just impulse bought Dreamsynth because it was on sale. Why do I keep doing this? I don't know squat about sound design and just end up using presets anyways. :sigh:

Anyways, I still can't stop making music. Latest attempt at https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/phoned-this-one-in

I think I have a problem and need help. In the non-teaching season, my wife is doing an owl survey, which involves putting recorders in remote forested areas to record at night, and I'm like, "This would be useful for dungeon synth!!".

im_sorry fucked around with this message at 01:53 on Mar 19, 2022

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Penisface posted:

thanks, really glad to hear someone getting this track in much the same way as i do :)

I thought it was pretty cool, too. I need to start practicing actual hardware so I can do cool jams like this.

Instead, I just make stuff like https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/making-blipverts-for-fun-and-profit .

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

killhamster posted:

i plugged my tb-03 back into the computer for the first time in months and a goa happened

https://soundcloud.com/killhamster/rbm-we-are-not-alone-extended

This is Good poo poo.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

Kazinsal posted:

one of these days I will figure out how to program drums and then I will finally be able to write and record music

You can always do what I did at first... get really wasted, buy a bunch of drum pattern MIDI files, and play with the drum vst settings, effects, and bpm. Then start chopping them up and rearranging them.

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

echinopsis posted:

write a meta song about how you can’t write a song

I tried that once. https://soundcloud.com/the_door_is_scary/running-out-of-ideas

The problem is, you can only really do it once.

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im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)

Ultra Carp

I'm thinking of getting an Arturia Microfreak. If someone has an opinion on whether or not this is something I should do, I won't get paid for a few days, so you have time to plead your case. Also, much like you get fries with a burger, what sorts of effects pedals go with it, if any?

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