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About AngelCityOutlaw

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  • Birthday 04/23/1992

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    Alberta, Canada
  • Interests
    Music, history, Star Wars, movies and video games.

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  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
  • Software - Preferred Plugins/Libraries
    Symphonic Orchestra, Ra, Guitar Rig, Addictive Drums 2, Shreddage Bass, Sylenth, Nexus 2
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm


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  1. Is it just me or are all of your posts lately just you bragging about this and how you think mastering piano is easy? I don't mean to be a dick, but when you make topics like this, you just come off as really pretentious. To your OP: A) It's not true that no one else can do it. I had a teacher who definitely had absolute pitch. B ) Are you sure you have absolute pitch and not just really strong relative pitch? A lot of people mistakenly think that a good sense of relative pitch is the same thing, but it's not. Just because you learned to play Countdown from Punch Out or Eye of The Tiger (which are not exactly complicated pieces) by ear (and remember them) doesn't mean you have perfect pitch and you are more likely to remember music learned from ear anyway, so the passage of time is not relevant. For example, I can often tell what tuning the guitars are in and how to play a particular guitar riff or chord progression without having an instrument to compare. However, at this point it's not so much because of my sense of pitch as it is my familiarity with electric guitar music and recognizing recurring patterns and timbres. If you can hear a song just once and without singing or playing an instrument for reference you can name me all of the notes and their octaves, what chord and what inversion, in order and be right all the time, every time, then you have perfect pitch. Otherwise, it's just relative pitch.
  2. Yeah. Your choice is mostly regarding your needs. Like, if you're doing electronic music, FL or Ableton is probably among your best bets given their workflow, layout etc. I would not try to score a film or record a band with FL studio though...
  3. Logic, Cubase, Reaper, Digital Performer, ProTools, Studio One, etc. are all equally good. It really is a (mostly) level playing field now.
  4. This is primarily an issue of composition. Focus on improving that before anything else. • Your pieces lack a strong sense of harmonic direction and movement. • The melody lacks phrasing, pleasing contour or true thematic structure. It sounds "random" as a result. • The pieces are extremely repetitive. Without introducing new elements at regular intervals, repetition gets boring fast. Think of it as if you're sitting outside on a summer day. First, you notice the breeze passing through trees; then, you hear a dog barking in the distance; next, you notice the sound of traffic, etc. Each time a new sound comes in, you're still hearing the previous ones, but your focus is now on the new one. Use this same effect in music. • The arrangements don't feel very "full". Try adding in more instruments, counter melody, arpeggios etc. Basically, create more movement. • Try harmonizing some of the melodies either via counterpoint, thirds, octaves or other doubles • Greater range of dynamics to create sections that sound "bigger" than others. Some sections should be soft, others played more fiercely. • Use cadences, instrument flourishes, rolls, etc. to create transitions between sections.
  5. The rock goes on
  6. Era II is the best VST for Medieval and European folk instruments by far. As I recall, it includes excellent, true legato samples of all the instruments you mention and then some. There is also a fantastic vocal library add on including tavern singers and female voice by Celica Soldream! Nvm, I just saw you're looking for freeware...
  7. Carrying on with my action movie inspired rock tunes. Makes titling things so much easier
  8. Hey. Some rock music I did recently that has an anthemic, shuffle sort of vibe and possibly punk music influence. Let me know if you love it, hate, or have mixed feelings that are strange and confusing about it.
  9. Reinstalling windows 10 did not fix the issue. Either way, I prefer 8 and wish they'd have stopped at 7
  10. When I installed any vst and I mean any vst, the computer upon wake or reboot would take you to recovery options and wouldn't load windows unless you rolled back to a point where none of it was installed, thus rendering it unusable. I fought with this for weeks and so did the shop I eventually took it to. Reinstalling Windows 8 fixed the problem entirely
  11. I had nothing but problems with EVERY vst on Windows 10 including the ones you speak of. It bricked my pc, even So I went back to 8
  12. Three suggestions if you mean a guitar vst 1. Prominy's V-Metal remains the only worthwhile electric guitar VST I've heard and/or used; especially for melodic rock and metal playing. Shreddage is good for robotic djent rhythms and not much else (Sorry guys, no hate.) 2. For little more than the price of most VST guitars, you could buy a real, lower-end guitar and it will sound infinitely better than MIDI sequencing. It's just that low-end guitars usually have tuning instability, more frequent truss rod adjustments etc. 3. Guitar players are a dime a dozen If it's for amp sims and fx, all of the LePou stuff is great and free. I think guitar rig also has a free version, but the pro version is the way to go.
  13. I was working in video game retail back when the Playstation Now service launched. The consensus about it was that the problem with streaming video games is the problem of time; same problem I had with it. Movies and TV are linear experiences that are watched from start to finish in one sitting and you can watch many of them in the span of a month. The amount of time it takes to watch a season of Daredevil would not even see you beyond the first couple chapters in an RPG and you might just be getting the hang of many hard-as-nails retro games at this point. Not all games are story-driven or difficult; some are party games like Mario Kart. Yeah, but if I want to play Mario Kart or Smash Bros with my friends every once in a while, it makes no sense to pay say...9.99 monthly, forever, when I would likely be charged around that price to buy both individually and have them until the end of time without bleeding money each month I don't play it. Most people also only have the time to focus on one game at a time. You get your money's worth and then move on. Adults with regular jobs, young families, other hobbies and interests; I've yet to personally meet one of them that felt video-game streaming is worth the expense. A stronger back catalog of games than the competition might see higher subscriber numbers for Nintendo, but I don't see that overcoming the issue of time investment. If you have limited time to play a game, an old one no less, you really are just better off buying it and getting your money's worth out of it at your own pace, without a looming subscription fee giving you access to a ton of games you aren't even playing. Game streaming could be a good option for parents whose kids like to play a lot of video games in their spare time but rather than fork out 70-90 bucks per game (in Canada) that they'll probably get bored with soon anyway, you could pay 15 a month and give them access to a wide range of games they can get bored of quickly. They should def do PS+, but Nintendo, though.
  14. I was referring to Playstation Now, I think is called. I think we're talking about different things.
  15. Netflix but video games, be it streamed or subscription style, is a terrible idea that I'm fairly certain didn't work out like Sony hoped. People only ran out to buy the NES classic because of nostalgia and then realized they could've played these 30 year old games on their tablet or phone for free via emulators that can run in a browser instead of paying Nintendo again for their old ideas. For 15 dollars, you could buy several NES or SNES games on the shop and own them forever - screw subscriptions.