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by Retro Banana
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: NEW TRACK - The internet, and its viruses.
Replies: 3
Views: 6666

NEW TRACK - The internet, and its viruses.

Hello, forum world, I have created a loop-based experimental track for When Keyboards Attack. I'm playing with the idea of a song switching genres between the verse and chorus. The verse is a soft ballad-style tune, and the chorus is dubstep. You can listen for free at http://retrobanana.bandcamp.co...
by Retro Banana
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Instruments, sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 12224

Re: Instruments, sounds

You could make a cheap synthesizer if you have a bit of money, Digikey, a soldering iron, and a few hours.
http://www.beavisaudio.com/Projects/CMOS_Synthesizers/
by Retro Banana
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: How to play brass section on a keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 11553

Re: How to play brass section on a keyboard

Sound on Sound's article on realistic MIDI sequencing could be a bit useful if you don't mind not playing your brass part live.
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_ar ... lmidi.html
by Retro Banana
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: how do you compose your songs?
Replies: 49
Views: 46347

Re: how do you compose your songs?

1. I either listen to music from Soundcloud or Daft Punk, or I browse Looperman (a great service, almost everything is royalty-free!). 2. I sketch out a riff in Qtractor with TAL Noisemaker or Calf Monosynth or put down a great loop that I might have found. 3. I build around it, adding drums and eff...
by Retro Banana
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Snackin' On Utensils
Replies: 2
Views: 6342

Re: Snackin' On Utensils

This song is a strange yet wonderful triple-dose of musique concrète with a splash of funk.

One thumb up, only because I tried to give two but I snipped the ends off of my fingers and cut my thumb a bit too short.
by Retro Banana
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Filter Experimentation
Replies: 2
Views: 2523

Re: Filter Experimentation

Cool. Thanks.
by Retro Banana
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Video Game Audio System (concept)
Replies: 3
Views: 2995

Re: Video Game Audio System (concept)

That's an interesting concept he had. I was thinking less that the game just sequences and layers loops, and more that the game makes incidental music, cueing appropriate loops and adding effects based on what you are doing. If you draw, say, a magic sword, the music gets a more airy, aural feel. A ...
by Retro Banana
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Filter Experimentation
Replies: 2
Views: 2523

Filter Experimentation

Would it be easy to write software that outputs a relatively slow sine sweep, which you put though a filter, then you put the output back into the program, which makes a bode plot from the audio? I know that noise and a spectrometer works too, but that isn't quite as accurate as a sine wave sweeping...
by Retro Banana
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Developer's Section
Topic: Video Game Audio System (concept)
Replies: 3
Views: 2995

Video Game Audio System (concept)

I have an idea for video game music that might sound neat. The game is split up into two processes -- the game process (GP) and the audio process (AP). The GP can be any game that needs music. The AP is a finite state machine that dynamically plays and layers audio loops as well as runs them through...
by Retro Banana
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The Gnome
Replies: 1
Views: 3803

Re: The Gnome

Bump
by Retro Banana
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The Hut of Baba Yaga
Replies: 11
Views: 8269

Re: The Hut of Baba Yaga

Actually, I just fixed my problem.

JACK was not running realtime, and Pulseaudio can be MEAN!

I still have a wierd quirk that when I'm clicking inside a softsynth or Qtractor or something like that, occasionally the entire screen will go black as long as I click the mouse.
by Retro Banana
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: JACK with Pulseaudio
Replies: 3
Views: 6810

JACK with Pulseaudio

I use Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit and getting Pulseaudio to behave with JACK is pretty hard without these three tips. 1. Use pulseaudio-module-jack. This package makes JACK look like an audio device to Pulseaudio, so JACK can take control of your sound card. Just run sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-j...
by Retro Banana
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The Hut of Baba Yaga
Replies: 11
Views: 8269

Re: The Hut of Baba Yaga

Actually, my bug was nil--the "glitch" was just an xrun while I was recording.
I seem to get a lot of xruns. How can I reduce them?
by Retro Banana
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The Hut of Baba Yaga
Replies: 11
Views: 8269

Re: The Hut of Baba Yaga

A quick OT reply: Back in the day I saw Emerson with The Nice, anyone remember that group ? They opened for The Velvet Underground at The Grande Ballroom in Detroit, probably in the very late 60s or early 70s. Yes, KE was doing his idiotic thing with the knives driven into the keyboard, but thankfu...
by Retro Banana
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: The Hut of Baba Yaga
Replies: 11
Views: 8269

Re: The Hut of Baba Yaga

When I say I recorded something or ask how someone else (in this case you) 'recorded' something, it doesn't necessarily imply the use of mics at all. The track may be entirely programmed or sequenced using synths and samples. I think its safe to say I'm not the only person who uses the word record ...