Monday, June 3, 2019

Nut height

According to this StewMac video, these are some optimal heights for nut slots on a 6-string electric.


Obviously, your mileage may vary based on how heavy your strings are and how you like to play. But probably not a terribly significant amount.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Glormtwrimmple

Antelope Edge Solo. It's under $700. Microphone with microphone emulation software.

IKJB pitched delay. VST. Will be experimenting with. Update: it's nice.

Brusfri noise reduction.

Tonsturm Tremor is a big collection of big sound effects. 

A 500-series stereo SSL compressor kit.

ReelCrafter is for composer reels.

God is dead.

Music as a universal language.

Delay tricks with Max 7.

Pitch delay for Max.


Monday, April 22, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bandersnatch



How to string a classical guitar.

FX Console for After Effects. Free. Video Copilot.

Wodehouse stories.

Soundskulptor makes some interesting stuff, especially that 2 space 500-series rack SSL quad-type compressor (but only stereo of course).

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Oh. Then. Therefore.

Foley Collection has a bunch of ten-euro collections of footsteps for Kontakt. My particular needs were for boots in sand. I bought corn starch. But boy, that's not as workable for me. I can't foley corn starch and make it sound like sand. The Foley Collection prefers to use pitch variation on the three or so "notes" of steps. At first I was concerned that might sound, well, sort of bad. But it turns out to be more than adequate.


Postable is still my preference.

Alexandria Mueller, schoolmate, is an attorney, wrote about the Music Modernization Act. This act is a pretty big deal. Yet verily I do not have my brain about it.
Sound Exchange is critical to, um, something. Remember that my brain is something similar to the size of an acorn.

Tokyo Dawn makes a number of good VST's. Proximity is a kind of cool, yet subtle, plugin. Also, it's free. I've been using it to try to seat certain effects and voices in desert exteriors. A weird thing about sounds outdoors is how reverberant/not they are. Outside is very dry, but it is not anechoic. And it's quite a trick to get stuff to sound right outside.


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Brank

Locomotive Audio makes stuff like variable-mu compressors.
This is a bass kit from thefretwire.com. It's no longer available. 

Naiant is cool.

Music and money and where it goes.

Adafruit omnidirectional mic element.

Rare Winds wind library.

Soothe is a plugin that is relevant to my interests. I tried to tell my audiologist that I was really annoyed by 2.6kHz. She, uh, wasn't interested. I noticed that some of the Greg Calbi presets in Ozone had some notches built into them, so maybe this issue with obnoxious resonances ain't just me.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The stuff of my tabs is now the stuff of this post

Speaker kits.

Low-budget indy UK werewolf picture Howl.

Bodyguard series.

Overlord is a Nazi zombie picture.

Mixcraft seems like a kind of cool DAW.

Sound effects for How to Train Your Dragon.

Auphonic will loudness-normalize your podcast or what-have-you for free (up to 2 hours a month).

University of Bristol.


Monday, February 18, 2019

Mod Bass (kit)

There's a bunch more images here.
Me, yabbering about the bass on the 'tube is here.
Me, playing it very badly, here.


Lutyens




This cracks me up:

Lutyens recounts visiting old friends at a local communist office in Newcastle, who expressed interest in her mining-disaster dramatic scene The Pit (Op. 14, 1947), and suggested they play it at local pit welfare halls. When Lutyens warned they might not appreciate the ‘modern music’, an ex-miner present asked: ‘don’t you think that after two hundred years of capitalist ownership we could stand twenty minutes ‘modern music’?’

That's from this blog. Also, apparently, neither Lutyens nor any other woman, was allowed to teach composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Because. You know. Reasons.

Humble Bumble is cool. And so is Subnautica: Below Zero.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Nut height

According to this StewMac video , these are some optimal heights for nut slots on a 6-string electric. Obviously, your mileage may vary...