danimal cannon

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  1. How do I change my user image under my artist profile? OCR comes up near the top on both my google web and image search. The photo is a shitty myspace photo of me being drunk in college about 7-8 years ago. Can we use this instead? http://www.armcannon.com/danimal/press3.jpg I apologize if this is some easily found option that I may have overlooked. Thanks -Dan
  2. I wouldn't consider presentations and public speaking to be a particular talent of mine, but I overcame that with a lot of preparation and practice. Almost lost my voice a couple time just practicing all night long.
  3. Turned out pretty good. Just a couple minor gaffes, sentences that start awkwardly, "Atari Amiga", but otherwise came out nicely. I really only speak from anecdotal experience so your mileage with chipmusic may vary. Hopefully it might make you think about your craft in a different light. My goals were: a) fawn over all the amazing things I witness in the chipmusic scene create an easily digestible primer for the uninitiated c) accurately convey how making this sort of music is diametrically opposed to most modern music, and why that can be a great thing.
  4. number 2 on bandcamp right now! Also redditors, make it so http://www.reddit.com/r/chiptunes/comments/16pjlb/danimal_cannon_and_zef_parallel_processing/
  5. LISTEN AND BUY THE ALBUM HERE http://danimalcannon.bandcamp.com/album/parallel-processing http://danimalcannon.bandcamp.com/album/parallel-processing http://danimalcannon.bandcamp.com/album/parallel-processing http://danimalcannon.bandcamp.com/album/parallel-processing http://ubiktune.com/releases/ubi058-danimal-cannon-and-zef-parallel-processing AND FOR YOU CRAZY PEOPLE WITH TOO MUCH MONEY http://www.fangamer.net/products/danimal-cannon-combo Big ups to Zef, Ubiktune, C-Jeff, Truestar, n0c, Overcoat and many more
  6. Like people have said before, nobody has actually paid anything, that happens at the end of a project.
  7. PAX is pretty ridiculous now, even though I've been fortunate enough to experience it from the VIP side. There's the element of community that's at MAGfest but it's more generalized except for the staff enforcers. I dunno, you definitely run into problems of scale and I tend to prefer the smaller stuff as an attendee.
  8. this is like putting pictures of your mistress up in your home where your wife lives.
  9. I'm playing 3 shows there
  10. I'm playing, I'll be there. I'm also gonna be giving a masterclass workshop during one of the days
  11. I love Kickstarter, but everyone and their mother starting frivolous kickstarters that don't need to be done will cause the entire thing to collapse. If you are mega passionate and have a dream, and can present it with enough fervor to get funded, more power to you. But with increased saturation, the less chance that any given project is going to get funded regardless of how good it is. Not really any direct criticism here, just food for thought. It's kind of the feeling I got from the title of this thread, like EVERYONE should have a kickstarter, instead you know, saving money or something.
  12. Holy shit where do I start? At PAX I have -a chiptune show (http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/boston8bit-day-1) 11am Fri Jamspace, -my chiptune panel (http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/chiptunes-from-the-square-wave-to-the-stage ) 5:30 Fri Merman Theater, -my show with metroid metal (http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/friday-night-concerts) Main Concert Hall Fri night, -a show with Armcannon (http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/jamspace-saturday-concert-block) 4pm Sat Jamspace
  13. pretty refreshing. One time I heard a story about how he had an secret account at 8bc.org (defunct now) and posted some really bad chiptunes. Just stuff I've heard from others.
  14. Yup on the original gameboy
  15. LOL. As a veteran guitar player who has played every size stage from basement to arena, producer, or recording engineer who has done everything from movie trailers to rap to butt metal... I can assure you that the upper echelon of chip music is absolutely bleeding edge in terms of modern composition. It's not dated, it's unheard of. Composition techniques that are absolutely ridiculous and awesome, you won't find them in LITERALLY ANY TYPE OF MUSIC. There are a millions sounds that you just can't find with any other instrument (without some ridiculous programming). Now, it's easy to gloss over and not realize this. A lot of them are pretty subtle, others are not. Honestly, the gameboy and NES are without a doubt the COOLEST, most ORIGINAL sounding instruments I've heard in modern times. What you guys see as "production limitations" are actually what spawns the most creative sound design and composition ideas I've ever heard. I'm not being delusional, but sometimes you need to dig slightly deep to find these subtleties. I find that a lot of fakebit stuff glosses over these techniques and just rocks 50% square waves with big bass drums. To me that's extremely boring. Oh well, I'll be giving an entire panel about this stuff at PAX East. Seriously from a sound design perspective, I find the gameboy to be extremely bleeding edge and amazing. EX: This is an unfinished track I've been working on with a guy named Zef. The sounds we got on here might be difficult to reproduce with any synth, but even if you did, it would be insane to program the same arps, the same crazy basslines, the pitch shifts, etc. I would write them WAY differently if given a more traditional setup. http://www.armcannon.com/danimal/zefboth.mp3
  16. Aha! Great question, I wish I had the perfect answer. If chip music is attempting to sound like dance music, maybe it should held to that standard. I think that 2a03 style like Sams mix is a perfectly legit production for the instrument. I try to look at chip moreso as instrumentation than genre but the line is flexible for simplicities sake.
  17. Alright that's fine Zirc, my apologies for getting over the top on a topic I am passionate about. But my main argument remains, chiptunes have been rejected and discouraged in the past bc of production issues. My argument is that chiptunes should have their own intrinsic production standards just like heavy metal, dance, classical guitar, and barbershop.
  18. While your attitude attempts to be consoling and positive, this paragraph shows that you really just don't get it. It's funny, this community is all about recognizing that videogame music is not background music and is just as legit as pop music or classical music. What an awful step backward.
  19. this is the TLDR of my posts.
  20. Ok, so what about the piano? Now we have digital pianos? You don't have to mess with any recording equipment. Throw a little built in verb and call it a day. There's no recording talent there, just compositional. Meanwhile with chiptunes, if I want some verb or delay, I have to MANUALLY program it in using either 2 channels or single channel echo. That's perfectly fine, modern chiptune artists are doing it ALL THE TIME. But I'm sure that gets glossed over. In terms of EQ, you're doing that with duty cycle modulations. 15% for high, 25% for mid, and 50% for bass sounds. Limited, um yeah, but also considering this is for final MP3s, I'm sure a decently mastered track with decent EQ and loudness should suffice. See, you missed my entire point here. It shouldn't HAVE to be up to that standard. Just like you don't hold xylophone or classical guitar music to that standard. You're allowed to make music with electronic instruments that doesn't sound like deadmau5. Chiptune can hold it's OWN standard, because it is a completely acceptable type of legitimate music. We shouldn't be holding it to the standards of other instruments, just like we don't hold a piano to the same standard as a rock band. With chiptunes, all of the mixing is actually going on within the tracker. People need to start realizing that chiptunes are it's own INSTRUMENT, not a filter, or a synth patch. Just like pixel art.