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Ransom

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  • Gender
    Male
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    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • Collaboration Status
    1. Not Interested or Available
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Reaper
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Electric Bass
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Cowbell

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  • Real Name
    Kyle Hall
  • Occupation
    Artist
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    robertkylehall

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  1. I don't have much on-hand, so I'd also be interested in this. However, I did stumble across this lesson called The Dilla Feel, which deals with tuplet drum rhythms, AKA: drunk drumming.
  2. Your latest version sounds pretty good. Like Nutritious said, I really like what you did with the ascending line at 2:00. I'm not too crazy about the gun sound effects though. However, things do break down really well at 2:38, and build up really nicely at about 3:18. I would have loved to hear more originality like at those parts. I was really digging them, and it felt like they became conservative again too quickly for my liking. Still, I'm a big fan of the source tune, and I like what you've done with it, overall.
  3. Merci! Joyeux anniversaire to you as well. :D

    ...My French has gotten really rusty. XD

  4. HAHAHA !! We have the same birthday. So happy birthday !!! :)

  5. Thanks a ton for the advice, everyone. You've given me a lot of options. It's much appreciated.
  6. Tom and Wade Fulp created Newgrounds.
  7. I'm not sure if that'd be effective, since I don't have a proper recording studio. I'd be worried about background noise and echoes, though, again, I'm not experienced with this sort of stuff, so I may be wrong.
  8. Hey, OCR. While I've been practicing guitar for a good while, I've never properly recorded anything. I own an acoustic, an electric, and a bass guitar, though I'm mostly concerned with recording using the last two. I've seen ¼ inch jack-to-USB connections online before, such as this and this. Are these the best means to record my guitars to my computer? If not, what's a good alternative? What other equipment would I need, if any? Someone mentioned that I'd need a preamp if I were to record my bass. Lastly, of the necessary equipment, can anyone recommend a good product of each? Money's a little tight for me, so I want to be sure I get the most bang for my buck of whatever I buy. Any replies would much appreciated.
  9. I've been given breathing and posture advice from a few different vocalists, and they all agree on the same thing: Keep a good posture. Stay balanced on both feet when you sing while standing tall. If you have to sit while singing, sit up straight and keep your knees below your waist. Keep your head facing forward or a little bit down, not up. You don't want to slouch, as that will hinder your ability to breathe and hit certain notes. As for breathing, when you inhale, your belly should expand, not your shoulders and upper chest. That combined with a proper posture will help you out. I'm pretty excited to practice singing more with this advice. I just found out that my own vocal range is tenor-baritone.
  10. This thread is relevant to my interests. I've never been good at singing, which is why I turned to musical instruments in the first place, but I've had experienced musicians tell me anyone can do it. Granted, I have improved a little from when I first started, but I'm at no place to sing in a band as of yet. I'm interested to hear if there's any advice from more experienced vocalists here.
  11. If convenience is your worry, maybe you'd be interested in a laser keyboard to go with it. Stylish and not nearly as bulky, though the drawbacks are the price, and the need for a flat surface. Pandora looks like an appealing gadget, but like a lot of the other people here, I'm too broke to get one.
  12. I remember when I was a kid, playing my NES in the late 80s and early 90s, and I'd see the occasional real company or product put in a game. For instance, Pizza Hut in the Ninja Turtles, or the Mitsubishi signs in Renegade. I thought it was kind of cool, because it wasn't common back then, and made the games feel more authentically real. Nowadays, advertising is pretty common, and I don't appreciate it so much. I can handle it when it's done tastefully, but it sometimes isn't. The key to accepting or condemning it is whether it suits the atmosphere, or sticks out like a sore thumb. Some examples will paint the picture. DOIN' IT RITE: Rock Band. Yes, it does technically have some advertisement by its instrument selection, but it doesn't plaster signs all over the stages, or throw it in your face. In a game about simulated rock stardom, the authentic guitars feel right in place. Shenmue. That game had some real product placement too. Remember your wristwatch? Timex with indiglo. However, considering how much detail that game had all around, it only gives off a vibe of realism rather than HAY BUY OUR STUFF. YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG: Guitar Hero 3. The guitars aren't really the problem, as they're there with the same reason of Rock Band, but some of the stages were such obvious advertisements. Remember that Pontiac music video level? It seemed so forced-in, out-of-place. Need For Speed Underground 2. Suffers from one of the worst plagues of advertisement I've ever seen in a game. I don't have a problem with it using real cars, as that's more than reasonable in a racing game. It was an enjoyable racer, but it was just irritating to have to stare at that damn Cingular logo throughout the entire game. The world was also littered with Best Buy stores and billboards. While it might sound like some real stores would help authenticity, there was just no variety to them. Some of those billboards seemed especially shoveled in there. When's the last time you saw a billboard in a dingy back alley? It's kind of patronizing. As long as it's done tastefully, it's fine by me, but in the case of those latter two and others like them, I hate feeling like I've paid for a commercial. It's really off-putting. In fact, that's part of the reason I stopped subscribing to an Xbox Live Gold Account. I didn't like paying them money and still getting car ads and crap on my dashboard.
  13. Well, I technically delurked over in this topic, but since this is the official noob thread, I'll do it here. sup ocr I'm a bassist primarily, and I like vidja gayemz.
  14. I've been listening to OC ReMixes since my mid-teens, and being 22 now, it's suffice to say I'm a long-time lurker. I suppose this is a good topic to de-lurk. My teen years were when I gradually got away from listening to what was just trendy, and my greater appreciation for music developed. It's largely due to video games. Specifically, I can thank FreQuency for giving me a taste of electronica, and many games, like Final Fantasy, for allowing me to appreciate symphony. Because my love for music had expanded significantly, and because I sucked at singing, when I was eighteen, I bought my first electric guitar. I've now got an acoustic and bass to compliment it, the latter being what I play the most nowadays. I'm also working on my drumming, and trying to improve my vocals, something I never thought possible. I've spent a lot less time drawing, my usual hobby, and instead have been studying music a lot recently. I want to contribute to this site in time, when I get the means to properly record. Until then, I'm going to continue practicing.
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