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by milo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Old skool keyboard player; trying to overcome Linux recording skepticism
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Old skool keyboard player; trying to overcome Linux recording skepticism

I think you'll fit in just fine on this forum. Many of us have similar/relatable life stories. I had a similar dilemma about 4 years ago, and ended up buying a USB audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2). That was the big breakthrough that got me access to everything I wanted to do in Linux audio. ...
by milo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Buta (prog rock, kind of) remix 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Buta (prog rock, kind of) remix 2020

You are working in the medical field if I'm not mistaken isn't it ? Yes, but thankfully not on the front lines. I am a specialist in a rural underserved area, so people wait months to have an appointment in my clinic. Social distancing rules have forced me to change my clinic schedule a lot. I'm on...
by milo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Buta (prog rock, kind of) remix 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Buta (prog rock, kind of) remix 2020

Meant to reply earlier, but things have been busy. Pandemics have a way of throwing your life off balance. :) This is a good listen. A very good blend of sounds, and pleasant to listen to. The overall mood of the piece is initially pensive, but turns definitely positive by the end. The lead synth is...
by milo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Ultra-Violent Cartoons
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Ultra-Violent Cartoons

For some reason SoundCloud wouldn't load this on my browser, but I finally got it to play on my phone. It is a fun track, and your guitar solo is impressive! I remember those days of recording with the built-in microphone on a portable tape deck, with open-air "multitrack." Those recordings are so t...
by milo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Die hard
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Die hard

Nice to see you taking some time away from the programming text editor to lay down some audio!

Nice meaty tone on that guitar. Sounds like a jam improv in a dark mood. Reminds me of tones from REM's Monster album.
by milo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: attmpting to learn again.
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: attmpting to learn again.

I picked up guitar first time of my life at age of 43. Rocksmith was first thing to get started. Another thing has been open tunings. With open tunings, I could play something that I like even with minimal skills. And to get better, only way is to play. And keep playing, at least for me it has to b...
by milo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Scheherazade
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Scheherazade

Well, I was a bit of a shutter already so it's not like my lifestyle changed THAT much actually :mrgreen: But it did give me some additional motivation to spend my weekends (since I'm still working from home during the week) to try and something more productive than binge watching yet another serie...
by milo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The Ballad of the California Gold Rush
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: The Ballad of the California Gold Rush

Thanks for your kind words, everyone. I showed them to my kid and he was ecstatic. You all made his day.

(His eyes got really big when I pointed to @folderol's comment and said, "That's the developer of Yoshimi." You guys are heroes to at least one geeky kid in this world!)
by milo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Scheherazade
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Scheherazade

Another ambitious work, well-executed. I almost wish I was in quarantine so that I could spend some dedicated time on music. (Not really.) You do a good job of telling the story in music. This is a special talent of yours. The composition is very effective, and your sister really does have a lovely ...
by milo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Monogatari 01 (acoustic, folk)
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Monogatari 01 (acoustic, folk)

This was a good listen. I love listening to my old recordings. After a while the playing errors sound like they're supposed to be there!

This song has a nice feel to it, and I especially like the guitar riffs.
by milo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Selfish Ledger (Collage-1)
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Selfish Ledger (Collage-1)

Sounds good to me. I didn't hear the previous version, however. The song is interesting, with a rhythm section providing steady momentum for the cool ambient sounds that come and go over the top of it. It is never boring.
by milo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Elegi
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Elegi

Maybe not so happy, but it fits the mood of this world pandemic. I hope you feel better soon!

Thanks for sharing this piece. I quite enjoyed listening. ("Enjoyed," is maybe not the word. Revision: I appreciated this piece a lot.)
by milo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Studio 1337 3.3 for free!
Replies: 31
Views: 1033

Re: Studio 1337 3.3 for free!

I love the GPL, and I hate to see people violating it. It really isn't about "free as in beer." It's actually about "Free as in speech." The whole point of using the GPL is to make sure that your creation is free and that it will always be free. No, it isn't the only tool for this, and it is not a p...
by milo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The Ballad of the California Gold Rush
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: The Ballad of the California Gold Rush

It was the general midi synth in Ardour with the honky tonk sound. Initially he wanted a fiddle sound, but it sounded terrible so he went with the honky tonk piano instead.
by milo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Making music as you get older
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Making music as you get older

This discussion is really interesting to me. I think there are two kinds of people in the world: those who love music and those who don't. I really don't understand those non-music lovers, but I have come to accept the fact that they exist. Music just doesn't do anything for some people's brains. (T...