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    Mia Martel
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    Aspiring Singer-Songwriter
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  1. I'm using FL Studio on a laptop connected to a MIDI keyboard. Is there an easier way to go to the next patch than clicking and dragging? I have some tendonitis/carpal tunnel issues, so I'm always looking for the easiest most ergonomic ways to do things. This is a bit of a newbie question I feel like. but yeah.
  2. Heh, I added that riff mainly to lessen the chances of the judges saying "NO NEW MATERIAL; I GIVE IT A NO", but yeah.. it did turn out to be a pretty decent riff didn't it? EDIT: Nvm, I assumed you were talking about the melody that first appears @ about 0:58 . I suppose the word you were looking for (for 1:40) might be "jam" or something similar. xD Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed it! =)
  3. Hey, all! The maker of this remix is here once again to say thank you so much for all of your comments (including the criticisms about the phoniness of the samples: it's quite true). And thanks for helping me get them to label the correct tunes used too! I was wondering if it'd ever happen. =D And to Noir, zomg, that's awesome. I'd love to perform it with you some time live! Hehe. Very much obliged, everyone. =)
  4. Mia

    P.S. Re: my one remix, Secret Seashells, the songs remixed listed are House by the Bay, Outset Island (from Wind Waker), and Tal Tal Heights.

    Tal Tal Heights is wrong.

    The other two are basically correct..

    I think of Outset Island as Aryll's Theme, but it's the same theme and other remixes are already also classified as that.

    Though "Mabe Village" would be really more fitting than "House by the Bay". It's what the remix is mainly of.. and yes HbtBay IS a toned down version of the same theme, but there aren't other remixes already classified under either "Mabe Village" or "House by the Bay".

    I figure there's a lot to be done and this might be pretty trivial crap, but if you or anyone does change the songs remixed field for Secret Seashells, I'd say make it Mabe Village, Outset Island, and also included technically are When Link First Wakes, and Zelda's Lullaby.

    *exhales* Sorry for epic double post. Cheers. :-o

  5. Mia

    Hiya there, I hope you're the right person to talk to about this. Either way it's not very urgent or anything.

    I'm Miku. On my remixer page ( http://ocremix.org/artist/4583/miku ), one of the links is pointed at where my old Myspace used to be. I no longer have a Myspace. Now the link goes to some chick's page.

    Anyway, I'm sure people will realize it's not me and perhaps chuckle, but the link should probably be removed by whomever this concerns when they get a chance, if for no one else's sake but this.. imposter Miku! lol. Anyway.

    Have a wonderful today & tomorrow. Miku signing out.

  6. Is it in song mode (not pattern mode) and is everything on the playlist?
  7. Don't do that. Just practice scales until you know the keys well. Any shortcut you take will only ingrain bad habits.
  8. For TL;DR, skip to * below. Over the years, I always took pride in that long after the N64's time, while many people had sticky, loose, broken controllers, mine were still in great shape. Until recently in my life, I still had multiple good-working N64 controllers. I found a new girlfriend and our N64 collections merged. We moved a few times. We're down to like one of her now kinda good 1st party controllers and one of mine, also my fully-functioning but shitty as fuck 3rd party controller with stubby arms. Now we're in a living situation where a bunch of people are playing Nintendo 64, and we have the only good controllers. I've talked my friend into getting a few so that people don't have to be using ours too much. Ours are now finally showing the first signs. The noticeable white build-up, the slightly uneven resistance in different directions.. * So anyway, the point of this thread though is I wanna ask: It seems like it's hard or impossible to find reasonably 'new' quality 1st party controllers. It does seem like it's possible to find controllers ranging from slightly worse than ours to slightly better than ours, in a sort of random grab bag kind of fashion, over the internet anyway. I'm weighing my options as to whether I should: A) Order some 1st party controllers that claim to be in great condition over the internet. Go on a journey to far away vintage video game stores, where I can inspect and feel any controllers before buying them. or C) Are any of the 3rd party controllers which are still available new-in-packing, good enough to be worth it? Are the joy-sticks similar feeling but better working than Nintendo's? Do any of the controllers have an overall shape close enough to the original controller that I won't vomit while trying to use one? (This © is one of the most key questions here, because it's hard to get reputable reviews on some of this crap.. [it also happens to be the only part of this entire post containing question marks...)
  9. If you really want to be ridiculous and roundabout, alter the pitch seperately after exporting (in Soundforge or something or even Edison), but before exporting, divide your project's BPM by (1+the % you're increasing the pitch by). e.g. bpm / 1.5 (33% slower) pitch * 1.5 (50% higher) = 50% higher, same speed To actually answer your question though.. if you like being able to quickly turn up the pitch of an entire project, you're probably SoL at least with FLStudio. For one thing, you'll never get the master pitch knob to affect audio clip tracks.
  10. Thank you for that. Those are perfectly logical reasons. To prophet, I've no qualms with this, with the fact that his using roman numerals may be not the best way to state it. But again, he added a clarification right after, in his initial post, naming all the chords in the sequence. Thus I fail to see how his post did not contain all the necessary information to communicate his progression and stand by the view that you were a bit needlessly pompous and harsh with him.
  11. And LA mix probably isn't gonna happen. Getting an upright piano moved in here at some point within the next month, but lord knows I can't find my god damn microphone stands and probably forgot most of my arrangement idea anyway. (though I did make notes...) But yeah, probably not gonna happen.
  12. This is where you're wrong, and where our disagreement lies. You treat functional harmony as a static, universal doctrine that dictates how and why certain chord structures sound appealing. This is incorrect. Functional harmony, and music theory in general, are post-incidental studies and ways of describing discussing or analyzing music that has been written. Theory is the study of music, and particularly its tendencies and progressions it has gone through, throughout history and in various cultures. A chord is not primitive or civilized. You suggested a way to make it more obviously lead to from its penultimate chord to its final chord. Whether a smoother transition is better than a more contrasted transition is not a matter of objective universal fact. It's up to the composer, and to think in every musical situation, there is only one correct compositional choice, would lead to the kind of musical blandness and sameness that we had in the Classical era. >.> For the record, the specific example in Flying Battery Zone (I can't believe you people, have you never played Sonic?) does in fact use your version. It is in A minor and the chords from the section in question are: FMaj7, GMaj, E7, Amin (GMaj) And that's very nice that you've done musical things. All that assuming you're the only credible person here though.. talk about pompous. I myself have written a CD of piano compositions, and in fact have sold several copies (I haven't gotten around to making another batch though, life's been hectic). Many of the tracks are on my Soundclick of ye old. I'll just try to leave it at that and not go into the detailed story of my musical upbringing and at what age I did what things etc., because if I were to turn this into a who's-the-bigger-musical-prodigy epeen contest, I'd have my head just as far up my ass as you. Music theory doesn't tell you what sounds good. This is a disturbingly common misconception, made by people to whom it would be in their best interest if true, due to lack of a good ear. It (music theory) tries (keyword: tries, often succeeds, but is in fact not a proper science) to explain, after the fact, why things that got used and reused in a certain era of music, sounded good. Your ability to tell if something sounds good should not come from your musical training. It should come from your ear. Most of the people I've ever come across who were particularly rigid and verbose with their music theory, happened to have a terrible ear. I haven't been studying music theory in quite some time now, but I assure you I went through all the theory training you did. 50% of it was crap then, it's crap now. If there's something that doesn't make sense in music theory, I will shove it down and rise above it. It started when I taught myself 3 against 4 using a simple math problem, after my piano teacher of the time taught it to me incorrectly. Now it's laughing at people who've never touched +III chords because they think it's not allowed to go anywhere. Speaking of which, if that chord is so horrible, why force yourself into it by only allowing harmonic minor? To be honest, I'm still not clear on what the deal is with your whole "chord progressions are in harmonic minor" thing. Why? You said something about always having a V-i cadence. That's retarded. v-i is a cadence as well, and anyone who blocks out their ability to hear that because Bach didn't use it, is retarded. If you have the time to listen, tell me how primitive my chords in Reminiscence are. (Just don't be unfair and judge it by the first minute and 20 seconds when it's just switching between the two chords for the intro =p).
  13. Guys, I just finished reading this thread, and.. Christ. I knew exactly what he meant. Technically incorrect or not, I don't get how you guys could not have understood. The chords played in my head as I read them. His numerals told me quite clearly what chord progression he was referring to. I wasn't wasting time obsessing over rote-learned music theory rules and ideologies. And prophet, you're like.. suggesting improvements to his progression and implying it to be primitive, basically. Your alternative, and it being better simply on the principle that it is closer to the functional harmony used by composers of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, is debatable to say the least. And to speak of chords "not existing.." I almost laughed out loud. If your rigid system of labeling chords doesn't permit composing in natural minor, that's its problem. Understanding music requires more than blindly following instructions and being condescending. That being said, sorry, OP, none come to mind at the moment. It looks like you've got a lot for the time being though.. haven't you had enough FMaj7 GMaj Emin Amin? heh p.s. no one uses augmented chords? i guess you haven't listened to music in the past 150 or so years... EDIT: Actually Brian, I just remembered one...
  14. This one's being offered now for $20: http://www.cedarpc.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=1353 How's it compare with the one you recommended Dhsu? Just from blindly comparing numbers, I'm thinking it's worth it, but I'd like an opinion before I buy it.
  15. I was under the impression I have both PCI-E and PCI, though maybe I misread. http://emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T6410 http://www.computerpoweruser.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/archive/c0501/09c01b/09c01b.asp I definitely have PCI-E at least. And yeah, Dhsu, I've got 1gb in there atm. Betwixt 2 cards, and it's got 2 slots, so I'd need to be replacing one of them. Budget is whatever is good enough to be worth it for an amount small enough that I won't feel too guilty asking my girlfriend to pay for, lol. 25 is about right.
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