theshaggyfreak

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About theshaggyfreak

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  • Birthday February 05

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Centreville, VA

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  • Website URL http://www.pureshift.com
  • Skype theshaggyfreak
  • AIM theshaggyfreak

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  • Biography I'm a weirdo who likes video games.
  • Real Name William Chrapcynski
  • Occupation Musician/Composer/Voice Actor/Sound Designer
  • Facebook ID 535110922
  • Twitter Username theshaggyfreak
  • Last.fm Username theshaggyfreak
  • Xbox Live Gamertag BSOD Shaggy
  • PlayStation Network ID theshaggyfreak
  • Steam ID theshaggyfreak

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status 3. Very Interested
  • Composition & Production Skills Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List) Electric Bass
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other) ukulele, tenor guitar
  1. I'd love to pick up Blue Sky if that's possible.
  2. Castlevania: Cacophony of Incarnation 2016

    I say just vote for yourself. That's what I did. I don't really feel it hurts anything by doing so.
  3. Castlevania: Cacophony of Incarnation 2016

    I'm also having a problem with voting. Mine isn't going through because I don't see the numbers change after I vote. 
  4. Castlevania: Cacophony of Incarnation 2016

    Hah! Just took a quick listen to Aleix's and I'm fairly sure I lost this one. I really had this nifty idea that I was working on with all ukulele stuff but it just wouldn't have been possible to finish it in time. Good show, Aleix!
  5. Castlevania: Cacophony of Incarnation 2016

    Well, I got something turned in. It's not my best work and it's on the short side but I wanted to at least have something to submit. I ended up starting over last night because what I originally wanted to do was too complicated to finish in the time I had left. 
  6. Castlevania: Cacophony of Incarnation 2016

    Ug. I'll be working tomorrow to try and get mine done. I got things started last week but then a job came in that required my full attention...and then the big snow hit. Keeping up with the clean up efforts has totally wasted me. I'll see what I can do tomorrow but I hope to have something to turn in.
  7. David Bowie dead at 69

    Bowie has always been one of my biggest musical inspirations. I saw Labyrinth as a kid and immediately dived into all of his stuff. Sadly, I never got to see him live.
  8. Multi Computer Setup?

    I agree with DJ P. A multiple machine setup is quite a hassle and really only worth doing if it's absolutely necessary. If you organize your projects properly, you really shouldn't need more than a powerful modern computer with lots of RAM. My quad i5 iMac with 16gb of RAM still serves me well with everything that I throw at it including decent sized orchestral projects. I use mostly Vienna stuff with that sort of thing and their software does a great job of handling memory. 
  9. Castlevania: Cacophony of Incarnation 2016

    Here are my 5 choices: 1: Castlevania Bloodlines - Stage 4 [Genesis] Music 2: Castlevania Legends OST - Track 05 - Banquet Of Spirits 3: Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Music (Game Boy) - Psycho Warrior (Rock Castle) 4: Castlevania Bloodlines - Stage 2 [Genesis] Music 5: Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow OST - 03 Pitch Black Intrusion  
  10. Music Helper Apps

    We all have our favorite DAWs and plugins but what about the little guys? I'm talking about helper apps that serve specific functions that you use in your quest for making music. One of my favorites is called Music Math. "musicMath is a musical tool that includes a timecode calculator, a tap tempo, a tempo to delay in millisecond and hertz converter, a note to frequency table converter, a sample length converter, a tempo change converter, and a frequency to note converter." Sadly for some of you, it's only for OSX and iOS but it's definitely one worthy of your money: http://laurentcolson.com/index.html Anyone else have apps that they use for reference, etc?
  11. OCR Secret Santa 2015

    Ahh! Glad you like it!
  12. OCR Secret Santa 2015

    Yay! Thanks OA! You are rock! I've been wanting to read these! They're actually written by a friend of mine.   I'll have to think hard about how I want to use that coupon too!
  13. Castlevania: Cacophony of Incarnation 2016

    Sure, I'm in. It's been a long time since I've done one of these. 
  14. Programs For Sound Design

    Iris 2 doesn't seem very CPU intensive to me but I have plenty of CPU to spare on my quad i5 iMac. I definitely want to pick up Omnisphere at some point but there are other places I need to put my money first. As far as hardware goes, building simple projects can be quite cheep depending on what tools you own already. Synthrotek has some great little projects and it's also a good way to learn more about electronics. 
  15. Programs For Sound Design

    Iris really is great for manipulating recorded audio. You really can get some crazy sounds out of it quite quickly.  Otherwise, I suggest starting to build your own library of field recordings. Doing this sort of thing will give you access to unique sounds that others might not have. Another avenue to explore is to build some basic analog synth circuits and sample them. Start off by building an Atari Punk Console or any other simple project.