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by reteo
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Penguin Producer Redesign
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Penguin Producer Redesign

Okay, here's what I am thinking of... if anyone has any background, I'd love to hear your thoughts. For the main site, I will focus on making it a Mastodon instance. The idea is that this will allow me to combine original articles with content curation in a way that doesn't end up looking like I jus...
by reteo
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Running Wild
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Running Wild

Thanks for the review. If it helps, I did make some changes, and posted the results several posts later. Why don't you give it a listen and see what you think? I did take the advice from @spamatica, and did away with the continued pattern, replacing it with more a lot more emphasis using the bass an...
by reteo
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Notation Editors
Topic: favorite midi sequencer?
Replies: 29
Views: 50285

Re: favorite midi sequencer?

MusE is generally my go-to sequencer these days; they both handle all the major needs for sequencing, although each has its advantages. As for MusE, I really like the ability to name and save MIDI clips for later loading; essentially, you can take a sequence clip, save it in a folder as a MIDI file,...
by reteo
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Penguin Producer Redesign
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Penguin Producer Redesign

I don't know about the broader media landscape, particularly. As far as the Linux landscape is concerned, then tutorials on how to migrate from Photoshop to GIMP/Glimpse would be really useful, as would tutorials on how to migrate VSTs from Windows to Linux. Even just Windows migration in general. ...
by reteo
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Penguin Producer Redesign
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Penguin Producer Redesign

That's fair.

One other thing... While I've got a pretty solid collection of topics to cover, it might not hurt to ask if you have any suggestions for more. Who knows, maybe there's something I'm not aware of that would be beneficial for beginners into the media landscape?
by reteo
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Running Wild
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Running Wild

Okay, I figured what went wrong with the previous update... With the ending repetitions, I was starting them on the wrong side of the chord progression. I moved them over, and now the ending sounds much better.

Updated "Running Wild"
by reteo
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Running Wild
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Running Wild

Okay, the updated copy has been posted to Soundcloud, and I think it's much improved. However, there's something not quite right, and I'm not entirely certain what it is, so might as well get some opinions from the experienced on this one...
by reteo
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Running Wild
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Running Wild

jonetsu wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:51 pm
I guess the mix is OK for that genre. I did not find anything wild in there, though. And I do not know what "Crazy Train" is :mrgreen:
Seriously? You've never been exposed to Ozzy? You poor thing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMDFv5m18Pw

You're welcome. :)
by reteo
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Flatpak - Flathub
Replies: 24
Views: 5185

Re: Flatpak - Flathub

The one time I tried to use Flatpak (to use MusE on my old Gentoo system), I found that its sandbox tended to ignore outside plugins. Since I make pretty heavy use of the LSP plugins, as well as Yoshimi and LinuxSampler, I really don't want to use a sandboxed system like Flatpak.
by reteo
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Penguin Producer Redesign
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Penguin Producer Redesign

Recently, a number of unpleasant circumstances came together to wipe out the Penguin Producer website content, and I just found out the backups cannot be restored. The site backup at archive.org should provide some use. :wink: Why bother when most of that information is out-of-date? Advances in sof...
by reteo
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Running Wild
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Running Wild

Music is math. The math parts, I get. It's the vocabulary that can get me, especially when adjectives come into play. Update: I've remade the song, and made some changes to the open, the breaks, and the close. As soon as I have a moment to render it, I'll post it here to see what you guys think... ...
by reteo
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Ennio
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Ennio

The first thing I thought of when I heard the droning and the picking was that this would be at home in a classic U.S. western television show. Then, I heard the steel clanging in the background after what sounded like an intake of breath. This then converted my imagination from a basic western to a...
by reteo
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Running Wild
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Running Wild

I'll admit, I am a bit confused. I know enough about music theory to understand a good part of what you're saying, but I'm going to have to do some further research to really get what you're saying. Forget what they say about math, Music is hard!
by reteo
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Running Wild
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Running Wild

Do experiment, some things work some might not :) Here are some alternatives of the top of my head: 1. remove the hihat on the break. very simple and is probably enough to make the beat different. You already have a fill on the snare before the break, if you add a cymbal on the first beat of the br...
by reteo
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Running Wild
Replies: 22
Views: 381

Re: Running Wild

The only thing that was a bit wierd to me is the break part without bass. I think it would be improved if the drums switched beat, possibly stopped completely and only made fills during this part. Addionally since there are two such breaks, keep the second as is and make the first one more pronounc...