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by milo
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Website builder / hosting service?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Website builder / hosting service?

First, WordPress.com is different from WordPress.org. The .org is home to the open-source server software than lets you run WordPress on your own webserver. The .com is a commercial webhosting site using the software. Basically, the .com is how they fund development of the .org. Understanding that d...
by milo
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Keyboards and Linux.
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Keyboards and Linux.

I find it useful to work woth a gui app to configure and use JACK. This is not strictly necessary, mind you. I prefer qjackctl for this, but there are other options. If you install qjackctl from your distro's package manager then it should pull in the correct JACK package for you as a dependency. An...
by milo
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Website builder / hosting service?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Website builder / hosting service?

I've been using WordPress.com since 2014, and it can do everything you want. My music site is hosted there, and I also have another blog hosted there. There are various pricing schemes, even including free. You can easily embed audio and video from other sites like YouTube and SoundCloud, and you ca...
by milo
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Keyboards and Linux.
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Keyboards and Linux.

My interface is a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. It's basically an external soundcard, with knobs and controllers to manage the input gain of whatever I plug into it. I actually disabled my internal soundcard in the bios and run everything through the Scarlett. Well, not quite everything. My midi controlle...
by milo
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Keyboards and Linux.
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Keyboards and Linux.

I think you'll do fine with Linux audio. It's the noobs coming straight from Windows who suffer the most in migration. My story is similar to yours, but the dates are a little different. I started dabbling in Linux in 2000. I had Red Hat running on a laptop in 2003, and it worked fine. Debian in '98...
by milo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Dreams of Seagulls - Nubes (electronic pop)
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Dreams of Seagulls - Nubes (electronic pop)

This is maybe my favorite track you have done with Kajsa. The voice is perfect for the music -- it blends kust right with everything you have laid down in the instrumental tracks. I also really like the feel of this tune. It moves seamlessly from atmospheric ambience to synthpop with velocity. Very ...
by milo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Playing a sampled Instrument in 2021 – is it really that complicated?
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Playing a sampled Instrument in 2021 – is it really that complicated?

I have the same behavior with sfizz taking 20+ sec to load its gui in Ardour 5. I don't play keyboards well enough to notice the second behavior, because I always program the notes into the piano roll.
by milo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Blazing - New original rock track
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Blazing - New original rock track

Nice song, with lots of energy. I'm not a big fan of rap rock, but it's a pretty good performance by your wife. My favorite is the guitar, though. You really tear it up on the 6 strings in this recording. Nice job!
by milo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: A new one from me -sort of
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: A new one from me -sort of

I like the chill mood of this one. It makes me want to throw a pebble in and just watch the ripples. Your melodies just jeep going and going for measure imupon measure, almost like a J.S.Bach melody. Very nice, and rare to hear these days. My one little complaint is that the patch that comes in abou...
by milo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Dreams of Seagulls - Mountain flowers (synthpop ballad)
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Dreams of Seagulls - Mountain flowers (synthpop ballad)

I think it is mostly her performance. She is singing with more energy than the piece warrants, I think. But bringing the voice down in the mix might help. And that's easier to do, than record a new vocal take anyway.
by milo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Linux is on Mars
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Linux is on Mars

:lol:

Here's the video link to the press conference: https://youtu.be/gYQwuYZbA6o

The comment is at about 1:07:00
by milo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Arctic 80 (competition entry for DJs for Climate Action)
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Arctic 80 (competition entry for DJs for Climate Action)

I like this track. You did a nice job with all of the sounds, and good patches on the synths. I like the transitions in in the drum pattern.
by milo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Linux is on Mars
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Linux is on Mars

The Perseverence rover has a Linux box running ffmpeg to process video. They just announced that in the NASA presentation. They gave a nice shout-out to the open source community. Go Linux!
by milo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Dreams of Seagulls - Mountain flowers (synthpop ballad)
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Dreams of Seagulls - Mountain flowers (synthpop ballad)

I really like the gentle feel and instrumentation of this one. The portamento synth is especially nice. Maybe it's just the gentleness of the piece, but the voice seems a little harsh by comparison on this one.
by milo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Why does giving your music as a gift feel awkward? Should it?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Why does giving your music as a gift feel awkward? Should it?

Interesting how universal this experience has been for us! I could share another half a dozen anecdotes from my own attempts to give away my music, all along the same lines. I thought it was just my social phobia making me feel awkward about it, but this thread makes me think there is more to it, an...