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by Nachei
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: My new metal song
Replies: 22
Views: 10383

Re: My new metal song

Great recording, I really enjoyed it \m/ My favorite song is "Lotka", the chorus is killer, the kind of song you play at the beginning of the second half of the concert to get people pumped up again... and that change of tonality in the middle of the solo... I love it. The clean guitar par...
by Nachei
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: A tool to help overcoming producer's block
Replies: 8
Views: 4368

Re: A tool to help overcoming producer's block

I use random elements in parts of my process, but I have to say I don't think I would have much use for a tool like that in production. This is conditioned by the way I work: everything I do during the production stage is to make the recording come closer to a certain idea of the song I have in my h...
by Nachei
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Ability to create a sonic universe
Replies: 5
Views: 10274

Re: Ability to create a sonic universe

If I understand you right, you are fearing that our moving from the previous format of consumption, where songs were "canned" in packs called CDs, to the current trend that seems more focused on singles, could result in loss of creative freedom for the musician. I see two differences aspec...
by Nachei
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Soloing strategies
Replies: 18
Views: 10536

Re: Soloing strategies

An important band member that is often forgotten or neglected is 'space'. Another way of putting it is that sometimes you "play quiet": silence is your contribution to the whole. It's not about filling every available spot with notes, it's about being at the service of the song, isn't it?...
by Nachei
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup
Replies: 67
Views: 49040

Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Usage: home studio Hardware used: Compaq Presario CQ50, Lexicon Alpha, Peavy Predator, 2 SM58s Software used: Puppy Linux (Pup Studio and TahrPup), Ardour, Audacity, LMMS, Hydrogen,Zynaddsubfx, Rakarrack, Guitarix Issues with the system (problems, complaints): currently investigating occassional Jac...
by Nachei
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: John Option: lifestyle obsession
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: John Option: lifestyle obsession

Great job, great song, beautiful video. Thank you so much.

My favorite moment is the harmonica break :D :D :D
by Nachei
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: My new metal song
Replies: 22
Views: 10383

Re: My new metal song

I'm terrible at this stuff, so take my comments for what they are worth... just trying to provide some feedback... The overall sound quality is great: all the instruments come through clearly... Maybe some more low end is needed? But maybe it's just the combination of YouTube quality + my headphones...
by Nachei
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Soloing strategies
Replies: 18
Views: 10536

Re: Soloing strategies

in the middle I've got this big synth solo Generally, if I say this sentence, it means that I have a fragment of that solo already in my head (that's how I know that a solo belongs in there). Then, out of simple cohabitation with the song, new ideas emerge. I treasure especially moments when I'm di...
by Nachei
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Jam Loops - A rock jam app for Android made with open software
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

Re: Jam Loops - A rock jam app for Android made with open software

Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed the app. :) I would love to use F-Droid, however only the tracks inside the app are created with open source; the app itself was created using an .apk generator service that, alas, is closed software (I can't program in Java). As for releasing the tr...
by Nachei
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Jam Loops - A rock jam app for Android made with open software
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

Jam Loops - A rock jam app for Android made with open software

This is an app I made, a collection of rock loops for Android with different tempos from 84 to 166 bpm. They were made with the usual suspects Ardour, Audacity, Hydrogen and Rakarrack. I thought I'd put it here in case someone likes to take a peek... :) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=...
by Nachei
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The cult of John Option
Replies: 7
Views: 3266

Re: The cult of John Option

For our videos and our music we don’t use proprietary software.
In particular, for our videos, we use kdenlive.


Good to know that Linux is in such good state in the video producing area. I knew about the good results in audio, but I thought video was not still there. Cool. :D
by Nachei
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The cult of John Option
Replies: 7
Views: 3266

Re: The cult of John Option

Thank you for your music, I just listened to a few tunes ("Where is my car" is in my head right now... very catchy!) Also, the videos are very creative, how did you do the scrolling effect in "you fill my soul"? And, I'm afraid I won't like the answer, but do you do the videos wi...
by Nachei
Sat May 21, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Electric guitar time stretch - quality differences between Ardour and Audacity?
Replies: 8
Views: 4597

Re: Electric guitar time stretch - quality differences between Ardour and Audacity?

Thank you for your replies guys. I actually bit the bullet yesterday and did some AB test of a guitar track, and, unless I'm doing something silly elsewhere configuration wise, I can confirm that Audacity time stretching works better; the same guitar track, with a 10% stretch in Ardour sounded like ...
by Nachei
Fri May 20, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Electric guitar time stretch - quality differences between Ardour and Audacity?
Replies: 8
Views: 4597

Electric guitar time stretch - quality differences between Ardour and Audacity?

I've stretched vocals and bass using Audacity, and the results have been good (by stretch I mean stretching the reference track to a lower tempo, then recording bass or singing to it, and then shrinking the recorded track into the original tempo we want the song to be). I then export those tracks to...

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