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About Flexstyle

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    Super Cartography Bros. Director

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    Phoenix, Arizona

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  • Biography
    Twenty-something electronic artist who currently resides in the desert of the Phoenix metro area. Graduated from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in May of 2009, been doing computer-based music since about November of 2005. Own a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems. I've done soundtrack work for various indie and open-source games, on a small scale. Visit my website for more information about me!
  • Real Name
    Michael Birch
  • Occupation
    Freelance media person
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  • Collaboration Status
    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Vocals: Male
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Hand Percussion

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  1. I missed the comic launch, since I hadn't been checking the forums for quite a while, but I'm all caught up and it's bookmarked, ready to go! Good to see you at MAGFest too, sir Hudson.
  2. Hey gang, I had the privilege of playing a set during MAGFest this year for OCR's Community Showcase. If you missed MAG (or heck, if you just want to hear this set again), then here ya go! TRACKLIST: 01. Flexstyle - Optimist Prime 02. Flexstyle - Do Yoshi What I See 03. Flexstyle - Crypt of the Necrodancer Lobby Theme 04. Desert Catz - Greedbuilt (Flexstyle & @KingTiger) 05. @PrototypeRaptor - Deep Sea Bass 06. Instant Remedy - IR-Type 07. Flexstyle feat. @Nutritious - Unfinished Legend of Zelda remix 08. @DDRKirby(ISQ) - Fortitude (Flexstyle Remix) 09. PrototypeRaptor - Last Dance 10. Disstopia - It's The End of the World As We Know It, And I Feel Fine 11. Dan Bull - You're Special! 12. PrototypeRaptor - C.H.E.E.T.A.H. 13. Tyrone Hapi - Cantina Band
  3. Texas would be SO MUCH MORE DOABLE for me than the MD/DC area currently is. Could potentially even just be a long road trip for me, forget flying, haha. Color me interested for sure.
  4. Oh gosh, this thing is pretty old -- my youngest sister is going to be 11 this month, haha. Still really glad to see it show up on the front page, though!
  5. What I'd call the "base usable" version of FL is a mere $199 (Producer Edition). This will get you several usable plugins (including flagships Sytrus and Maximus, plus GMS, etc.) and the entirety of mixing and sequencing capabilities. With what's included in here, you'll have more than enough to get started making music with a wide palette of tools.
  6. No. Don't wait until you're educated in music theory. Just start making music, and then read up on some basic music theory so you can know what you're doing wrong and what you're doing right. If you've never created music digitally before, just focus on making your DAW make some sound. Put some loops in there, learn how to record a MIDI sequence (or just draw it in the piano roll), learn how to record yourself if you're an instrumentalist. Start from there. Welcome to the rewarding world of music creation!
  7. The Meat Circus in Psychonauts. Still haven't beaten that game.
  8. FWIW. http://www.soundsonline.com/composercloud-students
  9. Before you do, check out our FAQ: http://ocremix.org/info/Frequently_Asked_Questions
  10. 1: The RAM is probably going to be more of a deciding factor than the processor for most of your use case. Do you happen to have actual model numbers of those iMacs? Sometimes the processors on the 21" iMacs are lower tier than the ones on the 27" iMacs. You're right that the i7 will probably give you more processing power (assuming it's the same tier of processor), but the i5 is also no slouch, and will actually handle certain tasks better due to the slightly higher speed. 2: I usually caution users against ProTools if they have no other contact with people who use it on a regular basis, because it's really not fun to work with as an individual composer/producer, and a lot of folks go for it because "herp derp, the pros use it!" However, if you're working on a regular basis with other people/studios who have it as their mainstay, then absolutely, go for what'll make that interaction easier.
  11. I noticed you mentioned you use FL Studio. I'm sure you're already aware, but you can't properly run FL on a Mac without installing Windows on the thing anyways. If you're okay with the learning curve for a new piece of software, see what else is out there -- Pro Tools really isn't going to help you as much as you think it is, unless you *MUST* work with others who also use it -- try Logic or Ableton instead, perhaps. They'll even save you money in the long run, and have better plugin support, since they don't use a proprietary, Pro Tools-only plugin type.
  12. I've got a bunch of projects that use various EWQL (multiple patches) and various Kontakt (multiple patches) all the time. No issues. Win10 pro, updates, drivers, all good to go.
  13. +1 recommendation for this! Good vidjagame remixes, good drinks, and lots of excellent arcade cabinets.
  14. I just got home to a ThinkGeek package that I definitely didn't order myself sitting near my desk. It contained these! Dunno how good the detail in that pic is, but that's a Batman travel mug (which will get LOTS AND LOTS of use because I drink a LOT of coffee on the go), and a Batarang letter opener! How did you know that Batman is my favorite super hero? As a side note, I was feeling pretty down today about being a Miserable Excuse For An Adult (tm), but now I own a letter opener. You have no idea how much that has cheered me up -- I can do a Very Adult Thing (opening mail) in style now! Thank you so very much, Secret Santa! (I know your name but not your forum handle, so might as well be anonymous )
  15. I'll be attending as part of the Radio Hyrule party this year!