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  1. /casts resurrect on this thread I've finally had the chance to really go through and remodel my studio. http://imgur.com/a/pQpkS Still waiting on another shipment of auralex panels and bass traps, but overall I'm pretty happy with it.
  2. What kind of music would you be making? If you're not doing any live recording, you can probably get away with a soundblaster card. If you are doing live recording you really don't want to skimp on your audio device, there are decently affordable 1-2 channel audio devices for usb or firewire out there for under $250, I'd recommend something like http://www.zzounds.com/item--PRSAUDIOBOX Ultimately if you're building a new pc for audio, you want to make sure you've got a good motherboard, a good processor and a decent chunk of ram if you're using EWQL stuff. Furthermore, sites like https://pcpartpicker.com can help you make sure your components are compatible. If you don't need an audio interface for live recording, you could go with something like this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RtjZ9W
  3. I'd be up for taking Prisoners of Fate. With my past I'd understand if you'd rather not, but it wouldn't be a repeat of that situation.
  4. Something I tell my students is to remember to keep your fingers arched, and to practice pressing the strings with different parts of the finger. What a lot of new players tend to do is overcompensate and play with the very top of their finger right under their nail, because they don't want to hit the string above it. However, this ends up leaving the fleshy part of your finger laying all over the strings underneath. Moving your elbow to rotate your hand can help with some chords as well.
  5. I'm 1000% ok with any of my submissions being used. For any purpose.
  6. Good to see RushJet here! Always loved his stuff. Been on a chiptune craze lately and this is great stuff!
  7. This seems very close to the original track and might not fit the arrangement standards of OCR. The judges tend to look at submissions on how you made them with your own ideas, not just the quality of the performance or how good it sounds. It needs to have something that makes it stand apart from the original. It sounds great as it is, it does, but I didn't hear anything new and that's something the judges are going to look for.
  8. Updated: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gs06u4wxmu41pf/dkc2hotheadbop%2010072015-FINAL.mp3?dl=0 Fixed the piano, looking to wrap this up. Any last minute feedback appreciated!
  9. Link to mp3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gs06u4wxmu41pf/dkc2hotheadbop%2010072015-FINAL.mp3?dl=0 Been working on this for a day or so, I know the piano is a bit off as far as timing so I'm already working on making that better, but looking for some feedback on everything else. Source:
  10. So how do I make sure I'm in the OCR block? I don't see a section for group name? -Nevermind, I'm a derp. didn't realize it was on the Magfest site and not the hotel site.
  11. Use reference mixes when you're doing your final effects on your track. Find a song that has a similar sound that you're looking for that's been done by professionals and compare it to your mix, see what's different and make the appropriate adjustments. Dave Pensado talks a bit more about it here if you'd like a visual explanation.
  12. Very nice! I've been on a fingerstyle/classical kick lately myself, and it's refreshing to hear such a great adaptation of one of my favorite themes. Well done!
  13. A bit of digging says that it's an ACP setting instead of a UCP setting. So it's either chronological or reverse chronological for everyone or nobody. Kinda silly, things like that should be UCP since it's a users preference.
  14. Sometimes it has to do with the arrangement itself. Maybe you have too many conflicting parts, or maybe you don't have enough parts and your song sounds empty. It's not always a production thing.
  15. A lot of stuff I do is recorded in multiple takes then spliced together. I never saw anything wrong with it and still don't. The only drawback I feel one could claim is that sometimes it MIGHT take out some of the human element, like quantizing a midi track. But if done right, it's not noticeable.
  16. If we personally feel that a song that is labeled Possibly Not Techno (Maybe) should be listed under Possibly Techno, do we blow up Larry's private message box like we do for all other problems we have with the site?
  17. OST-wise, probably Fear and Courage from Lufia. That song has always stuck with me since hearing it the first time. As far as a remix goes, Ailsean's Subaqueous Angels of Choas remix, that sadly isn't on OCR, would be what gave me the push to actually start remixing myself.
  18. The piano was stereo but in one track. I made it a little more mono with a stereo imager because I wanted the acoustic guitars to surround it.
  19. I know it's been a while, but I finally got around to this. https://www.dropbox.com/s/f0ha9x0ecy3mt8k/mychoice.mp3?dl=0 I haven't listened to any of the other mixes of it yet so I'm not sure how it measures up, I just mixed it how I would've imagined it should sound. I went for a ambient feel with a decent dose of reverb and delay. I let the percussion take a back seat so the instrumentation could have a little more attention since there wasn't anything incredibly complicated in the drums. I felt the acoustic guitar strums could carry a lot of the weight of the rhythm.
  20. Just realized this was a thread. Is anyone else on the Behemoth server? Add me: Shadowrose Quietstorm
  21. From what I remember, you could place both inside the top just above the strings, one pointed toward the higher strings and the other pointed toward the lower strings to get a good full sound. It wouldn't be terrible to mic the bottom as well though, if you only have 2 mics I'd put them both inside but if you can get another, mic the bottom as well. As far as distance, since they're condenser mics you probably want a good 8-12 inches between them and the strings, maybe more.
  22. Mastering is probably something you'll not end up doing, but mixing is a different story. YouTube has a lot of good channels offering tips and tricks to get your mix sounding better, but honestly the best thing you can do is practice. There are good guidelines to follow, but in the end you have to go with what sounds right and not "this is a piano so I do this EQ and this compression". That said, starting with understanding EQ and Compression is your best bet at a good start. https://www.youtube.com/user/recordingrevolution has a good amount of information on various topics. Even if you don't like the sound he's getting, the information he gives about how things work is usually great.
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