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by kensuguro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synth died from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 213

Re: Synth died from the heat

man, this is serious... the unseen byproduct of climate change is.. less keyboards to perform/work with? That would be a quite roundabout way to damage the progress of music! buuut the problem doesn't seem intuitive enough to cause a full on revolution...
by kensuguro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: rethinking melodies and supporting lines
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: rethinking melodies and supporting lines

ha, nice. Been a while since I've heard the characteristic tracker music portamento.
by kensuguro
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: rethinking melodies and supporting lines
Replies: 2
Views: 117

rethinking melodies and supporting lines

Listening to old game music classics, I think it was a good opportunity to get back in touch with the basics of melody writing, or line writing in general. With limited voices, older game music were extremely clever in how they utilized each voice to depict aspects of the composition. Many times, th...
by kensuguro
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Star System CentriFugue
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Star System CentriFugue

massive piece indeed! I liked the beats around 2:28, probably could have used cooler drum samples but that's just a stylistic preference. The super synced lead that comes in a bit later sounds awesome. The hats around 12:00 sounds a bit too harsh and forward. I liked the calliope lead tho, stylistic...
by kensuguro
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New studio monitors and referencing
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: New studio monitors and referencing

changing monitors is a challenging and exciting undertaking. Ultimately I think your ears come out smarter than before the transition, so I think it's a meaningful investment. Good luck!
by kensuguro
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Sutakora Sassa! Ending theme from Golden Axe
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Sutakora Sassa! Ending theme from Golden Axe

My family's in Tokyo for a year so effectively using this new thing called "free time", I've been listening to a lot of retro game tune classics. One song that I've never covered is Sutakora Sassa, or the end credit roll song. I played lots of Golden Axe on the Genesis back then, and this tune stuck...
by kensuguro
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New studio monitors and referencing
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: New studio monitors and referencing

I think you just need to spend more time with the new monitors. It takes a very long time for me to learn new monitors.. few weeks to get comfortable, but maybe even a few years to fully integrate. IMHO adjustments are fair game. Some monitors are very, very bright and need to be toned down a bit. (...
by kensuguro
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)
Replies: 16
Views: 855

Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

seems like a pretty well rounded synth. As the guy says, doesn't seem to be going for a crazy innovative appeal, but rather doing the basics really really well, which I think is a commendable approach. Oversampled oscillators are nice, though I honestly don't mind aliasing too much... I just take it...
by kensuguro
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vcv Rack open source great Modular
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Vcv Rack open source great Modular

I checked out the music on the website. IMHO, it sounds pretty generic, which I think is ok for a modular system. The demo pieces are a bit of a mixed bag. Some more inspired than others, but none of them really struck me as uniquely inspiring. Probably says more about the user community than VCV it...
by kensuguro
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I did not know Autotune could sound this coool!
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: I did not know Autotune could sound this coool!

yikes, what is wrong with that cat!? the autotune is cool and all, but that's a lot of meeowing
by kensuguro
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Directsound extw37 bt wireless cans
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Directsound extw37 bt wireless cans

Update after using this for a while.. the bass being a bit more macho than necessary isn't that bad. Still inaccurate, but fine for pleasure listening. What gets annoying right away is that LR channels can't seem to stay connected. I'm sitting 3ft from the Mac and LR channels drop in/out like crazy....
by kensuguro
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Real Riddim
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: Real Riddim

this sounds fantastic!
by kensuguro
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: change of vocal sound design mid song
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: change of vocal sound design mid song

Hibari definitely holds a special place in my heart. My grandma was mesmerized by Hibari's singing, so I knew OF Hibari since a kid, but only after relistening to her repertoire after becoming musically competent did I realize how great her singing was. Hibari is a legend in Japan. It's said that sh...
by kensuguro
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: change of vocal sound design mid song
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: change of vocal sound design mid song

I think it's strange they went with a live band for Miku's concert. I sort of take it as a sign of the production not fully committing to the concept of a virtual concert. But maybe having actual humans on stage performing actions that the music can be attributed to is necessary to satisfy the need ...
by kensuguro
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:30 am
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Topic: change of vocal sound design mid song
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: change of vocal sound design mid song

The hand movements that Japanese pop idols do (in my own theory) probably comes from the long history of bon dance, and other folk dances. They're easy to learn, not too physically exerting or challenging, and so they're great as "group" activities. With many idol groups, and even with popular regul...
by kensuguro
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: change of vocal sound design mid song
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: change of vocal sound design mid song

Lol, incredibly knowledgable as usual. It's difficult to compare idol groups to enka singers since enka singers just sing, and so are incredible at it, while idols are expected to be competent at a whole bagfull of things. I think with Perfume, what differentiates them from the likes of AKB48 (which...
by kensuguro
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Modular / Eurorack emulation jam
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Modular / Eurorack emulation jam

ya, I'd say 150% of my patches are just a trail of stuff that got generated while I was moving through, and I don't remember most of them.
by kensuguro
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: change of vocal sound design mid song
Replies: 12
Views: 515

change of vocal sound design mid song

I've never heard a vocalist's voice's sound design change mid song to a good effect. Usually it tends to be a shift in mic position by mistake or a track was missing some fx or whatever (so basically human error) but here it is used as an expressive device. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biMO46z_VS...
by kensuguro
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Seaboard or Linnstrument?
Replies: 22
Views: 1379

Re: Seaboard or Linnstrument?

ya, those keys seem very hard to service.. or impossible to service since it's continuous rubbery surface. So the whole assembly needs to be changed? I mean, doable, but for something with a bunch of keys, seems like being able to fix 1 key is worthwhile.
by kensuguro
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Piano: THIS IS IT!
Replies: 31
Views: 1457

Re: Piano: THIS IS IT!

it's great you found the piano that's just right for your taste. I think with pianos there's an imprinting process that happens consciously/subconsciously, and a particular sound gets cooked into the brain. For me, I'm guessing it's the Kawai baby grand that I had at home. It's not particularly the ...