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by icelizarrd
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Mash-up as a form of art (or not)?
Replies: 14
Views: 3138

Re: Mash-up as a form of art (or not)?

This is relevant to my interests, since I make mash-ups myself. I do think mash-ups can have artistic value. However, I second what philsov said: the signal-to-noise ratio is unfortunately pretty bad thanks to the barrier for entry being pretty low. (Perhaps also thanks to the lack of interest in ma...
by icelizarrd
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: (computer) Music at its most basic.
Replies: 23
Views: 5750

Re: (computer) Music at its most basic.

Ah, I see, thanks for explaining, Dream. I'm giving SC a shot now, and I do find it more rewarding to work with than CSound*, even though I think I like some of CSound's conventions a little more. SC's OOP approach is pretty nice. * Not, by the way, that I ever got very far in my CSound excursions e...
by icelizarrd
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: (computer) Music at its most basic.
Replies: 23
Views: 5750

Re: (computer) Music at its most basic.

This is a fascinating topic to me: I don't think I've spent enough time delving into low-level synthesis myself. Dream, do you think Supercollider is easier to pick up than CSound for this sort of project? I was just wondering why you mentioned one and not the other. (There are others, of course, bu...
by icelizarrd
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend me some Swing!
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Recommend me some Swing!

I'm not precisely clear on what makes something Swing as opposed to, say, jazz; but I think it's something like being catchy, more appealing to the average listener, dance-y, more often featuring vocalists and big-band qualities, and having a certain sort of 1930s-50s pop aesthetic. Anyway, now that...
by icelizarrd
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A good book on the science/history of music?
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Re: A good book on the science/history of music?

I started reading a book on just this subject pretty recently. It's a two-volume collection called Musimathics , the one I have being Musimathics, Volume 1: The Mathematical Foundations of Music . I think only the first volume is very relevant to what you're requesting, however, the other is more ab...
by icelizarrd
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "Dignified" mashup artist recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 2171

Re: "Dignified" mashup artist recommendation

DJ Shadow , naturally. RJD2 is a good bet too, although I've been led to believe he's moving away from using only/mostly samples for his music recently? Both are very hip hop oriented, but more in the old-school and (typically) vocal-less way. (DJ Shadow often gets classified as "trip hop"...
by icelizarrd
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Professional Audio help
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

Re: Professional Audio help

Ok, sure. I get the fact that electrical components cant blow up (i normally work with PCs, so the closest i got was when a disc decided to shatter in a cdrom). Of course, it pays to remember that mixing up your AC adapters can fry your equipment, depending on their needed voltage >_<. I lost a (fo...
by icelizarrd
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Britons weaponize Mozart in order to deter unruly youth
Replies: 64
Views: 7262

Re: Britons weaponize Mozart in order to deter unruly youth

This is hilarious and depressing. As if we don't already have few enough people who appreciate classical music as it is...
by icelizarrd
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

... researching some decent and cheap/free home recording software, or bite a bullet and ask to use my friend's gear. Put in the time needed to learn to use said software or run my friend's gear Hmm, software, I should have thought of that as an obstacle. Probably the most convenient piece of softw...
by icelizarrd
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

Was it all the junk I was saying about silence and file format that put people off? If that's so, then please, fellow XKCD-ians, ignore everything I said there completely. We'll find a way to work with whatever you submit. (As long as the quality's not too bad.) Let's say none of that stuff is requi...
by icelizarrd
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Do you actually know anyone who uses Second Life?
Replies: 56
Views: 6114

Re: Second Life

Izawwlgood wrote:Dude, I've heard of that! I hear you need the 'interweb' to access it though; how do I get to the interweb?
You have to travel through a series of tubes, I think.
by icelizarrd
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Owl City. Hate it, Love it, whatever.
Replies: 29
Views: 5880

Re: Owl City. Hate it, Love it, whatever.

I rather like "Fireflies", really. It's a well crafted and well executed song, and I find its silly lyrics to be endearing rather than annoying. To me, overall it is charming in its guileless, light-hearted simplicity--or indeed, "cute", as someone put it earlier in this thread. ...
by icelizarrd
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Just recently signed up for bandcamp.com
Replies: 9
Views: 1696

Re: Just recently signed up for bandcamp.com

"Anystyle" has a good sound to it, the synths work well and the production sounds high quality. But it never quite develops into the epic sound it seems like it's building toward, to me. Part of that may be the bass drum used, I think it could do with a bit more bass in it. Of course, then...
by icelizarrd
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

Nifty. Can you scribble down a chord list, to save us lazy ones from having to guess? As near as I can tell, it goes something like this (all major): A C G | A C G | A C G | D C G Except the very first time: there's an extra A C G measure added to the front. Repeat that 2 more times (3 times total)...
by icelizarrd
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

@King of Frogs, eh, it happens. You weren't the only one, as I said :D I think the important part is that a decent number of people are still interested, which I think means we should be able to do something . @Jar'O'Jam, that's very catchy, thank you for doing that. I may record some kind of simple...
by icelizarrd
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

Oi vey, okay, um. No, regrettably, nothing at all has happened in the wave since near a month ago (December 28th, if it isn't misinforming me). And, it appears that all of the organizers, myself included, spontaneously and simultaneously lost interest (or time, or whatever) in trying to get this off...
by icelizarrd
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

Okay, sounds good to me.

You said on Google Wave that you could get a bass track recorded, right? How about doing that then, and delegating parts from there?
by icelizarrd
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

Well, unfortunately (since it seems like we keep attracting newly interested members every so often), momentum on this project seems to have petered out. I think at this point we need anyone with leadership skills to take the reins. Just be the head leader, it doesn't seem like we have a ton of peop...
by icelizarrd
Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suggest a good laptop for audio recording?
Replies: 24
Views: 5263

Re: Suggest a good laptop for audio recording?

Once you get past a certain point with computer hardware--the point where your computer can handle the incoming audio at your desired recording settings (e.g. 192kbps/24-bit) with your desired number of tracks--you won't be getting a lot of extra benefit from more processing power, as far as recordi...
by icelizarrd
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The NEW cute things thread
Replies: 44
Views: 8879

Re: The NEW cute things thread

Something is odd about Harleyquinn's photo. The shadow on the cat is back and to the right (light source close left) while the shadow on the hood is on the left (light source is far right). Is it shopped or is it me? Also, the hood is apparently not casting a shadow onto the wall at all, which is s...
by icelizarrd
Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Entry into Philip Glass
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

Re: Entry into Philip Glass

"Two Pages" is quite pretty, but warning that it's pretty hardcore minimalism. It's close to a half hour long, repeating the same phrase, except Glass sloooooowly builds and varies the phrase by duplicating or removing smaller elements of the phrase. (I've actually only listened to it all ...
by icelizarrd
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help! I need your creativity!
Replies: 40
Views: 4374

Re: Help! I need your creativity!

Ada Loverace Duchess Nukem Zerg Rush Win. Shreddingder! Serious win. Ooh, I've got a bad one: Queen /b/ (See, 'cause it's like "queen bee" and... yeah.... okay, so it doesn't have anything to do with roller derbies) More (terrible) ideas: Darth Skater FTL FTW [meaning "Faster Than Li...
by icelizarrd
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

Ledah wrote:Heh, I was already forgetting this :| Hook me up with a google wave invite if you can. Should I pm someone my email?
sillybear25, Blinke, or myself, evidently.
by icelizarrd
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

Mine went up too (to 25) and I just joined. Google must have decided not enough people were testing Wave out yet. On an unrelated note, there's a downside to doing this in something as private as Google Wave, since it means newcomers of the future (and possibly-interested bystanders) won't have acce...
by icelizarrd
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

*collective poke*

So, is it just that everyone's busy these last few days, or is it no one else is keen on the Google Wave plan?

edit: Spoke too hastily, we do have two more members in the wave now.
by icelizarrd
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Opposite day? Record Companies being sued for infringement
Replies: 20
Views: 2923

Re: Opposite day? Record Companies being sued for infringement

The Reaper wrote:And thus, it was proven that music pirates aren't the only ones fucking over the artists. Hooray!
Fixed.
by icelizarrd
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0672: "Suggestions"
Replies: 90
Views: 22860

Re: "Suggestions" Discussion

Facebook has been telling me to add (an account that claims to be) David Bowie as a friend for months now. I'm not really sure why.


petafile wrote:CollegeHumor did it.

http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1794382
Ah, thanks, knew I'd seen this same idea before. Couldn't remember where.
by icelizarrd
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

I'm not usually much of an organizer either, but I seem to be inclining toward that role for this project. So I'd like to help with that, and I could potentially lead. (Unless Midnight's comment about "i dunno if writing/composing should necessarily be considered an organizational thing" w...
by icelizarrd
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19875

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

I like Midnight's strategies. If the mods don't want to give us a subforum here (which is reasonable, that isn't really the function of this forum), maybe we should go with Google Wave. Or does anyone have a better suggestion for a place to digitally congregate? It's looking like we really are going...
by icelizarrd
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Best web series'
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Best web series'

Well I really love The Guild. And Legend of Neil is pretty funny too. "Call me ooold maan" "Okay...old man" "No! Call me oooollld maaaan" And that bit where he's talking about how he met some woman... "her name was Old Woman." Hah. Old Man is priceless. Also,...
by icelizarrd
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hacking fast food
Replies: 61
Views: 26933

Re: Hacking fast food

Thanks to this thread, I ordered a cheesy bean and rice burrito at Taco Bell today, and asked for it grilled. The cashier was a bit confused at first, but it worked out. And it was pretty tasty too. Just remember that a wonderful milkshake from B&R will fulfill your daily caloric needs quite nic...
by icelizarrd
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hacking fast food
Replies: 61
Views: 26933

Re: Hacking fast food

J the Ninja wrote:(I work at a Baskin Robbins. PROTIP: The milkshakes there can not only be made with any flavor, they can be made with more than one flavor. Just say so.)
I have been meaning to try that for some time.
by icelizarrd
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2152
Views: 750278

Re: Something on Youtube

Raisin Brahms.

It's amazing, it really is.
by icelizarrd
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Do you like space games? RPGs? Nethack? Xcom? Elite?
Replies: 58
Views: 16732

Re: Do you like space games? RPGs? Nethack? Xcom? Elite?

Excellent feedback, thanks for taking the time to write this up. It really helps. Most welcome :D Due to my horrible art and general lack of prettiness you may've missed out on the fact that you're actually in a ship, flying it around, and exiting through that chute thing to the surface. :) :oops: ...
by icelizarrd
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Do you like space games? RPGs? Nethack? Xcom? Elite?
Replies: 58
Views: 16732

Re: Do you like space games? RPGs? Nethack? Xcom? Elite?

It's looking good, you're definitely making some real progress here. Messed around for a bit, here are some bugs/comments. (I'm running Vista x64. Crashes that I mention below happened in Vista's XP Compatibility Mode too, and did not say anything in the log file.) 1. Many times, I wound up at stati...
by icelizarrd
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: FOR THE XKCD-BAND: ch00n ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: FOR THE XKCD-BAND: ch00n ideas

Oh, I have another suggestion for a cover tune to start with. You're an ass. :P I'm sorry, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up, no matter how "last year" it may be! :P But on a more serious note, I do think it would be an appropriate choice for an xkcd band. Maybe not the best co...
by icelizarrd
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Solve The Toilet-Brush/Boy Problem
Replies: 65
Views: 8255

Re: Solve The Toilet-Brush/Boy Problem

This is just about the most hilarious thread ever. Which may be indicative of my maturity. But yeah.

Chfan wrote:First, Lunboks, I love your avatar and name. ... Third, Meaux made me laugh for far longer than necessary.
+1 on both counts.
by icelizarrd
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: FOR THE XKCD-BAND: ch00n ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: FOR THE XKCD-BAND: ch00n ideas

Alright, why don't we do "My Generation", then? I could contribute thoughts about how to arrange it and things; or I could just sit back and do nothing. Either way's fine. :)

Oh, I have another suggestion for a cover tune to start with.
by icelizarrd
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: FOR THE XKCD-BAND: ch00n ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: FOR THE XKCD-BAND: ch00n ideas

So far four seems to be appreciated, but people ain't so keen on the melody. poxic, those are good comments. I agree with you that 1 and 5 are probably too difficult for first attempts, so maybe we should just scratch them right out. However, I do think 4 could (possibly) be developed for a larger e...

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