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by Michael Willis
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Love & Kindness
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Love & Kindness

Wow, I thought we were going a little bit off topic but it turned out to be so apropos to the meaning of the song.
by Michael Willis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hi from France with a mask...
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Hi from France with a mask...

After watching Phantom of the Opera with my daughter this week, the phrase "from France with a mask" on a musicians' forum puts a certain image in my head.
by Michael Willis
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: is playing guitar is good for your mental health?
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: is playing guitar is good for your mental health?

j_e_f_f_g wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:37 pm
Basslint wrote: guitar to everyone who goes through dark times.
If I were going through dark times, I'd rather have a flashlight.
Maybe a guitar with a built in flashlight. Or a mandolin, it would be more portable.
by Michael Willis
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Dreams of Seagulls - Lost in Tokyo (electronic pop)
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Dreams of Seagulls - Lost in Tokyo (electronic pop)

This sounds great, and you used such a light weight set of free software to do it. I'm curious about your composition workflow, did you arrange the synth parts first and then write the lyrics, or did you have lyrics first and shape the music around them? Oh, and of course... Dragonfly reverb YES! Lo...
by Michael Willis
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Pipewire called for testers. Anybody tried it out?
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Pipewire called for testers. Anybody tried it out?

I think pipewire would be fantastic even if it did no more than replace both pulse audio and JACK. I do have to admit that I dismissed it as vaporware and haven't really followed it's development at all.
by Michael Willis
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Katydid Chorus Sync
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Katydid Chorus Sync

This was surprisingly fun! I normally get bored of electronic music with lots of repetition, but this had just the right amount of new stuff layered in here and there to keep it interesting.
by Michael Willis
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Complete Newb. What can I do with a keyboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Complete Newb. What can I do with a keyboard?

I you just want to make some noise, there are a variety of different sound samplers and synths. Try zynaddsubfx, yoshimi, and bristol for synthesized sounds, and sfizz for SFZ sampled instruments.

If you want to arrange music with it, you can try LMMS, Muse, QTractor, and/or Ardour.
by Michael Willis
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: chain audio interfaces with ADAT to get more inputs?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: chain audio interfaces with ADAT to get more inputs?

Is my basic understanding of ADAT correct? Yes, the Octopre is designed to be paired up with another device that accepts ADAT input. Be aware that in order to use all eight channels on the Octopre, you will be limited to a sample rate of 48kHz (insert big argument about sample rates and the obligat...
by Michael Willis
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Help me get back to a functional DAW (Xruns Galore)
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: Help me get back to a functional DAW (Xruns Galore)

lykwydchykyn wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:47 pm
Hey, now that I have that worked out, what's the best way to get Ardour6 on AVLinux? I tried doing a flatpak, but it can't connect to Jack. Should I just compile it?
Shell out a few dollars and download it prebuilt from the official site.
by Michael Willis
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Help me get back to a functional DAW (Xruns Galore)
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: Help me get back to a functional DAW (Xruns Galore)

Good find! I had a similar problem when I recently bought a used laptop - it exhibited all sorts of strange behavior until I replaced the janky aftermarket charger.
by Michael Willis
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Rust for audio
Replies: 26
Views: 760

Re: Rust for audio

mike@overtonedsp wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:44 pm
...which is a statically typed Lisp written in Haskell...
What else is there to say.

Please, for the sake of sanity just use C / C++, as god and nature (and most SDKs) intended :)
Come on, join the revolution.
by Michael Willis
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Name one song 40 years old, and you never get tired of listening
Replies: 17
Views: 436

Re: Name one song 40 years old, and you never get tired of listening

TAERSH wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Well, that's perhaps some useful information! 👎 <--- copied this from the quote. Of course that's not the way you did!
Actually, that's pretty much how I did it. I searched for "Thumbs down character", found this page, and then copy/pasted it.
by Michael Willis
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Name one song 40 years old, and you never get tired of listening
Replies: 17
Views: 436

Re: Name one song 40 years old, and you never get tired of listening

TAERSH wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:22 am
Michael Willis wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:58 pm
TAERSH wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Pity this forum doesn't have a big thumbs down emoji icon! :wink:
👎
How did you do this?
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by Michael Willis
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Name one song 40 years old, and you never get tired of listening
Replies: 17
Views: 436

Re: Name one song 40 years old, and you never get tired of listening

TAERSH wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Pity this forum doesn't have a big thumbs down emoji icon! :wink:
👎
by Michael Willis
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Rust for audio
Replies: 26
Views: 760

Re: Rust for audio

https://github.com/carp-lang/Carp Oooh, now that looks like a fun language. For quite a while I was very passionate about trying to get Clojure accepted as a first class language at my day job. I learned a fair amount about lisp-like languages, and that I'm not very persuasive in terms of programmi...