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(29 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I just improvise notes in a scale until I find a tune I like. I usually play everything on guitar first because it's easiest for me to improv with.

+1 for Kunaki. They do a great job and they're extremely cheap.

It seems like a nice gesture and I 100% Dire Hit isn't right, although it seems like he will be.

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(5 replies, posted in Trading Post)

PULSELOOPER wrote:

BUMP because people in Brazil don't know what the fuck they are and only care about minibrute and those kind of crap.

What's wrong with the Minibrute?

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(13 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

If you want something similar to Vocaloid check out UTAU. It's free and very similar to Vocaloid. I've never been a huge fan of it myself but it definitely has an advantage over Vocaloid in that anyone can make voice banks for it.
http://utau-synth.com/

Maybe he just wanted to show us all Tumblr?

Amazing.

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(33 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I got a guitar when I was about 7, but didn't start playing it until I was around 10. Got a keyboard around 14 and learned some basic stuff on it.
I know basic music theory, chords and scales and how they work and such, which I learned 99% online, and it was the same way with audio synthesis and production stuff. Knowing scales and knowing keys really helps with improvising things, too.
A lot of people will disagree with me but I really recommend learning at least a little theory, it really helps. Besides that just practice whatever instrument you want to get better at and eventually you will get better at it.

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(36 replies, posted in General Discussion)

+1 for Uniracers, I remember playing that for hours with my brother when I was younger. Not sure how well it holds up but I had a blast when I was a kid. I also remember Phantom 2040 being a really fun platformer/shooter with cool boss designs, but again, it's been a while.
Emit, while I haven't played it, looks good, too. It was a visual novel designed to teach Japanese kids English and so it was released fully translated in both languages. If I remember correctly, it also came with a CD and a thing you put in the second controller port that controlled your CD player allowing for full voice acting. I suppose if you're playing it on a PS2 you couldn't do that, but nonetheless if you like visual novels I think it might be worth checking out.
These are all on SNES by the way-

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(8 replies, posted in Collaborations)

I'm a lo-fi rock musician from Canada that plays (heavily reverberated) guitar. I'm in if you'll let me. smile

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(32 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I would really like to release a full-length album this year, and finish the great number of shows and games I'm only half finished.

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(1,621 replies, posted in General Discussion)

New setup!
I just got the organ home today and some new pedals, plus a cowbell and an accordion.

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(56 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Some nice monitor headphone, a new reverb pedal, a Hello Kitty plush and a cowbell were the highlights. I made out like a damn bandit this year.

I've heard good things about Blue Arp, but I haven't really tried it out myself so I can't say for sure. It's free though, so it might be worth a shot.
As for chippy VSTs, Magical 8Bit Plugin is probably the best, but there's a whole bunch worth checking out here: http://woolyss.com/chipmusic-plugins.php

I've counted 7 songs I did this year that I was actually happy enough to release and weren't crappy joke songs
I've really only started being super serious about making music this year, but back about two years when I was still set on being an EDM producer (Oh God) I was popping out a track or two a week.

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(50 replies, posted in Collaborations)

I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE IT
I'M SORRY
I'M SORRY