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by Nachei
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Good melody
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Good melody

Something that works for me is starting by singing unisons with the fundamental of each chord, or sticking to what the bass is doing, something simple like that... With time, being the creative person you are, you start to get bored, or distracted, or maybe you need to hammer down a long word that r...
by Nachei
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: How do you add dynamic transitions and effects?
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: How do you add dynamic transitions and effects?

You can duplicate some track and add it an effect like distortion, flanger, some radical compression, or lower it one octave... and then you automate the volume of that track so that it doesn't sound in certain sections, but it "jumps" to you in others...
by Nachei
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: flosstudio - CC0-licensed database for FLOSS music-making programs
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: flosstudio - CC0-licensed database for FLOSS music-making programs

Thank you for this initiative. It was really refreshing this morning seeing a non-evil development going on in the world. I really needed some good news :D I'm curious about two two things: --What end user do you have in mind? Someone who wants to know "what's cooking" in open software, or fill a ce...
by Nachei
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Best Linux Compatibility for small audio interface
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Best Linux Compatibility for small audio interface

I can also report good results with the Behringer UMC22, the smallest of them all; worked out of the box with no issues in Ubuntu Studio. Plug it in, type 2 parameters in qjackctl, and you're good to go... Previously, I had less luck with Komplete Audio 6, but it's probably because the seller (Thoma...
by Nachei
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Rated Blue "JOY" Album Released!
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Rated Blue "JOY" Album Released!

Congratulations, what an excellent album! My favorites so far are: My Brother John: epic, in the literal sense. I love the initial riff, it's like a war call, or a traditional ballad... and the way the riff comes back after the bridge is wonderful, I love the whole structure and the energy of the so...
by Nachei
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: John de Murga, creator of longtime Puppy Linux forum: R.I.P
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: John de Murga, creator of longtime Puppy Linux forum: R.I.P

Sad to hear it. I got initiated in Linux with Puppy, and for a long time it was my main distro. May he rest in peace <3
by Nachei
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Rated Blue - "Turnabout" (2020 REMIXES)
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Rated Blue - "Turnabout" (2020 REMIXES)

A very consistent and compelling collection of songs. For some reason, in summer I tend to listen to this kind of blues rock? hard rock?, and have found myself coming back to this playlist several times... I like a lot the riff of "You", and the chorus really touches me in a profound way: "you haven...
by Nachei
Wed May 20, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: MusE Sequencer
Topic: [MUSEIC] Maschinen Aesthetik (Kraftwerk tribute)
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: [MUSEIC] Maschinen Aesthetik (Kraftwerk tribute)

Thank you for your kind offering, but I don't think examining those files would help me; I guess it's just a matter of me practicing changing parameters and trying things until I get an ear for it... At least I don't have to build my own instruments like the Kraftwerk guys did... :lol:
by Nachei
Mon May 18, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: MusE Sequencer
Topic: [MUSEIC] Maschinen Aesthetik (Kraftwerk tribute)
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: [MUSEIC] Maschinen Aesthetik (Kraftwerk tribute)

I'm curious about how you got to replicate Kraftwerk's sound so accurately; did you use soundfonts, or tweaked synth parameters until you found similar sounds? I'm starting to toy around with synths and it always take me a very long time to "sculpt" the sound into something usable. Any tips for a ne...
by Nachei
Sun May 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: MusE Sequencer
Topic: [MUSEIC] Maschinen Aesthetik (Kraftwerk tribute)
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: [MUSEIC] Maschinen Aesthetik (Kraftwerk tribute)

Excellent song + video! It's like "Musik Non Stop Part 2"... Very well caught the vibe... :lol:
by Nachei
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Support / Suggestions
Topic: Make humanization of drums by hand or leave it to DrumGizmo?
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Make humanization of drums by hand or leave it to DrumGizmo?

Yeah, my finger drumming isn't great either, but I really prefer to play something rather than using the midi grid. With Reaper it is crazy easy to slow down the song if you need to, and also I usually record in several passes: the first one just with keys z and x for kick and snare (maybe doing the...
by Nachei
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Support / Suggestions
Topic: Make humanization of drums by hand or leave it to DrumGizmo?
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Make humanization of drums by hand or leave it to DrumGizmo?

I use Reaper too, and lately I've been trying the opposite approach: as I have less and less patience to program drums (all that click click is perhaps alright for someone who does techno, but for a rock track it feels all wrong to me), now I record the drums live, doing "finger drumming", which ens...
by Nachei
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome and thank you for offering the quid-pro-quo (I'm certainly more musician than Linux, but Linux is, by far, the least annoying of the 3 OS for my taste). To add to the database, the Focusrite Scarlett is a big favorite, from what I've read. I don't have one because when I was in the market fo...
by Nachei
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Thank-a-developer day
Replies: 32
Views: 4628

Re: Thank-a-developer day

We don't like being forced to interact with animate objects. Funny, when I first saw this thread that's what came to my mind first. Of course I feel very grateful for all the great software, but I kinda picture most of developers as guys who see programming as sort of "solving complex sudokus", som...
by Nachei
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: VST3 support in Linux?
Replies: 45
Views: 5224

Re: VST3 support in Linux?

OK, got it, my mistake was that I didn't know there existed native VSTs for Linux too. I just assumed "VST means Windows, and the way to run it on Linux is through LinVST" (which I've done successfully often with VST 2; LinVST converts .dll to .so, and you're ready to go). The Izotope plugin I tried...