Garpocalypse

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About Garpocalypse

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  • Birthday December 30

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    I've been in love with game music since I first booted up Toejam n' Earl on Christmas day 1991. A decade later I majored in music. I love just about every form of music on the planet.

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  1. only the greatest time you're ever gonna have being surrounded by the unique music and gaming type of nerds. That's a double dose of well-meaning nerd mind you. ... and not everyone here is a techno shit. Seriously though it's a great weekend. Huge free-play arcade, tons of modern and retro games with people to play them with, and multiple concerts of various genres each night. So much fun that you'll need the following week to recover.
  2. Ironical statements don't seem to come across well on forum speak. The game dropped the ball in so many ways that i'm sure many a sonic fan was in denial over how bad it was. From the boring level design right down to Jun Senoue's work which seemed like half assed attempts at direct covers of Nakamura's classics. On the other hand Episode 2 was a significantly better game but not good enough to reverse the let down that was sonic 4 ep. 1
  3. yes! finally someone i can agree with on these matters! of course '06 was bad but every game since then has been far more competent than people have been admitting to. Sonic Unleashed-Awesome ...despite some things. Sonic Colors-Awesome Sonic Generations-Awesome Sonic 4 Ep1- ...was a good effort! Sonic 4 EP2- Awesome Sonic Boom-Doesn't exist; never did. really.
  4. Shut up and take my money!
  5. Looks awesome! Some of the footage i've seen even looks like they are going to do completed versions of levels that were part of beta versions of the games. Doesn't this stage look similar to genocide city from the sonic 2 beta?
  6. gonna have to be contradictory on this one. Slowing a passage down is a great way to learn something especially if you have problems playing it at normal speed. If you take audacity for example and slow the tempo of something down by up to 30% in many cases it'll be easier to hear the intervals despite a small amount of artifacts that are generated. Beyond that though it allows you to hear how the notes are being shaped during the passage in greater detail. Even if you are the type to mouse in every single note, little things that you can do learn to do to shape individual notes either through playing or through CC controllers and mod wheels are much easier to hear when a passage is slowed down. Not only that but slowing something down wakes your brain up to pay attention to what is being heard. Which is really why people are able to hear small articulations or individual notes so well as you mentioned to end up with a nearly perfect cover of the original. You might discover that the 2 notes played in succession that you thought were a 4th apart were actually a 5th, or that a note glissandos quickly from a minor 3rd before landing on the intended note, both of which can contribute to the "this doesn't sound wrong but something isn't right" phenomenon that occurs often in the early stages of ear training. As far as recommended programs. Audacity is a great one for slowing things down though the free program can be cumbersome to use. If you get NI Komplete, Guitar Rig has a variable tempo knob that goes up to 50% i think it was. Just load it as a plugin in your daw, set an in and out point, then crank the tempo knob down.
  7. Wronchi Animation just posted this today. Had to crack up at mei's dance near the end.
  8. I don't know why but I really dig these nostalgic re-releases. It's like walking into the store to buy the system when it's brand new all over again. I would definitely support the Turbografx getting similar treatment!
  9. someone just got serrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrved!
  10. Just played a competitive match where I was able to "snipe" widowmaker with Soldier 76 from halfway across Anubis. and no i didn't use any rockets. Widow isn't really an issue anymore and in mid 40's ranked competitive mode I don't see her used nearly as much as she was in casual. Freaking forward flanking genji's though are the worst. Especially for God Tier Torbs like me. looking forward to seeing Sombra. kinda looks like Tali from Mass Effect but with a cloak.
  11. Just built my monster rig a few months ago. If there's any advice I could give it would be to make getting a Fractal Design Case like the R5 a priority. It makes building the pc a breeze, cable management is practically taken care of for you and the thing runs so silently that the hum of the fridge from 2 rooms over drowns out the fan noise. To avoid problems I use 2 harddrives with a seperate OS on each. i keep my music SSD offline except to update a few programs here or there and use a 2TB HDD for my online endeavors and gaming. Definitely get latencymon to see if anything burdens your CPU and don't install everything that comes with your motherboard. I made that mistake and had to waste time uninstalling a bunch of stuff to decrease the load on the CPU. If you haven't yet definitely watch this video too. It'll give you a picture of what you need to streamline things for yourself.
  12. Going to give this one the benefit of the doubt and say it's (probably) an homage to Soule's work. homages are different from plagiarisms, or so i've been told. Really though, under the statutes of international copyright, this fits under the Japanese interpretation of fair use as implied by this timeless Japanese proverb. "...copy it and make it smaller." (probably)
  13. Glad it ended up working out for ya!
  14. Messed around with FMDrive and landed on this. Didn't put a ton of focus into getting the notes articulated right but I think it's fairly close. Breakdown of what's used at the end. I was surprised that the rhythm guitar actually made up as much of the total sound as it did. A layered bass was only used as a secondary and was an octave higher than the rhythm guitar. For fun I here it is double tracked
  15. Subbed. Oh, i thought this was the last round.... Now the title i chose isn't going to make any sense!