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by kensuguro
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got brain tumor and got it removed
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Got brain tumor and got it removed

Very eventful past 2 months. My family was in Tokyo so kids could try going to school in Japan. I stayed in NJ to stay watch over my project at work. A week before my flight to Tokyo, I got a major headache. Smoke alarms had been doing the low battery blip 24/7 so I just took all of them down, and f...
by kensuguro
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:07 pm
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Topic: Any car people out here?
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Any car people out here?

Rock center? You're in NYC Dante? Where you staying and for how long?
by kensuguro
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any car people out here?
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Any car people out here?

Haha, yeah, the Skyline is a classic... still is. But I heard the "impossible to own" ones are the ones fetching premiums in the US, like the R34. I don't know what the R34 is, but I just know that's a model that was only legally imported in super limited quantity. I think the Skyline's history is a...
by kensuguro
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any car people out here?
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Any car people out here?

I'm not a car person. I don't particularly hate cars, but I have like zero attachment to cars. It's probably because my first car was a Rover Mini Kensington, that was just put under my care by my uncle. He didn't give it to me, he just wanted me to keep it "current" (inspections and such) and in wo...
by kensuguro
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: dug out an older piece
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: dug out an older piece

Sometimes it happens, and ya, the idea seems to write itself. Other times though I've had to force it, and make the idea materialize with sheer will power. But obviously that's more typically music I do for work, that needs to do very specific things, and be done by a specific time. I think it's a s...
by kensuguro
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: dug out an older piece
Replies: 3
Views: 829

dug out an older piece

I found this older piece on my soundcloud... I remembered the general layout of the tune, but listening to it, it turned out to be a good find because the piece was much better than how I remembered it. https://soundcloud.com/ken-suguro/interestingbass-tweak I think it's one of those moments where I...
by kensuguro
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Darkstalkers: Morrigan theme
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Darkstalkers: Morrigan theme

Another game centric tune, this time from the fighter game Darkstalkers, or Vampire Hunters depending on region. I played the first of the series just a little bit. Didn't really get too deep in to it, and don't remember much of it. I actually don't even remember which character I played, so that ki...
by kensuguro
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: incredible 12yo shredder
Replies: 2
Views: 396

incredible 12yo shredder

This was jaw dropping guitar shredding from a 12yo Japanese girl.. I guess she's already pretty famous on the internets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYJKUTciHRU That's Dragonball theme song cover, so more just playing the melody. More shredding toward second half. This is where it gets crazy htt...
by kensuguro
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:58 am
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Topic: WalMart SSD Case
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: WalMart SSD Case

Gal Gadot makes everything OK.
by kensuguro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:31 am
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Topic: Synth died from the heat (Virus KB, JD800 & JV1000 affected too)
Replies: 20
Views: 1152

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
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Topic: rethinking melodies and supporting lines
Replies: 3
Views: 570

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
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Topic: rethinking melodies and supporting lines
Replies: 3
Views: 570

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: 1315

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
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Topic: New studio monitors and referencing
Replies: 8
Views: 654

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: 428

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: 654

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: 1390

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: 852

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
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Topic: I did not know Autotune could sound this coool!
Replies: 3
Views: 696

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
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Topic: Directsound extw37 bt wireless cans
Replies: 1
Views: 733

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....