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Everything posted by Tman5293

  1. I came across this study about a week ago. The goal was to find the most timeless songs based on Spotify playbacks: http://poly-graph.co/timeless/ It's interesting to see how a lot of songs that were not particularly famous or popular when they came out are the songs that people today remember from previous decades. I thought it was a very cool study and the interactive graphs are awesome so I thought I'd share.
  2. This is why I bring a set of V-Moda faders with me to every live show I attend. They're ear plugs which are specifically tuned for listening to live music: http://v-moda.com/faders-vip I'm 21 and I attend a lot of live shows for all different kinds of music. I value my hearing and I would rather not go deaf before I'm 30.
  3. For me it's the blues. I love rock too but I can sit down with a guitar a crank out the blues all day long. It just has so much soul and feel. I never get tired of it.
  4. I've been running a 64 bit OS for 7 years. A 64 bit copy of Windows should be fully backwards compatible with any 32 bit software. I've never heard of that being an issue.
  5. That sounds like a personal problem. I lost nothing when I upgraded.
  6. I'm inclined to agree. It's a vast improvement over Windows 8/8.1.
  7. I have Cortana activated and setup to respond to voice commands. It's incredibly useful. I don't really care what it gives Microsoft permission to do. It's not like they're going to come to my house and kill my family.
  8. I've been running it on my laptop for a few days. I went ahead and deleted everything and did a fresh install since there was nothing important on my laptop. It runs fine. It's the same old Windows with a few new features and a new skin on top of it. They've also made some performance improvements but other than that it's nothing amazing. I'm currently out of town but when I get home I'm going to try the upgrade on my desktop without doing a fresh install. Hopefully that goes well because I do have important stuff on that computer.
  9. Yes it is. I see these kinds of cars all the time. I've seen almost every modern expensive car you can think of up close and personal. I've seen a LaFerrari, two different McLaren P1s, several 918 Spyders, and a Bugatti Veyron. I've also seen countless Ferraris, McLarens, Aston Martins, Bentleys, Lamborghinis, etc in person as well as many other rare cars from all different manufacturers. When you're an automotive enthusiast you know where to find them. It also helps that I live near one of the richest areas in the US. Here's a few more examples:
  10. I'm also a photographer. Those shots look great. For some reason, insects just seem to make fantastic subjects: However, my subjects are usually cars. Automotive photography is my favorite kind of photography:
  11. Just picked this up the other day on Reverb. Needed something to control my Strymon BigSky and this does the job very well:
  12. I'll admit that a lot of electronic tracks use the same drum beat for the entire track such as those two that you listened to. But a lot of tracks do not. A very famous technique in electronic music, and EDM especially, is something called a drop. The tempo of the song will suddenly increase either slowly or very quickly and then the sound is cut all together for a split second followed by the music coming back in very strong and hard. That is probably the most commonly used dynamic in electronic music. It is actually very hard to reproduce real instrument dynamics in electronic music whic
  13. I understand what you're saying but I'm going to have to disagree. Modern recording equipment and software is not an instant bad player fixer. There are some fantastic upcoming guitarists out there with real skill and it shows on the recording. There's a major point that you're not taking into consideration - the importance of the guitar in modern music. It's not what it used to be. In the 70s it was normal for a guitarist to run the stage on his own for 10+ minutes at time and every song on an album had to have a guitar solo. This is not true anymore. People got tired of the self glorifi
  14. Is there any particular reason you are so delusional? Do you also believe aliens are coming to take over the world?
  15. And lastly here's another example a track created entirely by the producer. This one has recently been a massive radio hit as were the last two when they were first released: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjHMDlAPMUw
  16. What you're describing is called sampling. It's where producers take bits of pre created music and use it in parts of their own tracks. This is fairly common within the electronic music industry. However, many producers make their own tracks entirely from scratch. The software used to do this is called a digital audio workstation or DAW. They come preloaded with many different instrument sounds and effects. The producer can then assign these effects and sounds to a MIDI controller which is usually a digital keyboard or drum pad. Using this method they can create entire compositions where they
  17. If anything, modern electronic music producers are very similar to classical composers. In fact, I see them as one in the same. They are creating entire musical pieces on their own. I believe that qualifies as composing.
  18. I have a BOSS FV-500H on the way to use as an expression pedal for the BigSky. I've seen a few demos of it used with an expression pedal and I had to get one. The BigSky already has amazing capabilities on its own but adding the expression pedal unlocks even more sound possibilities.
  19. I'm one of the later types of younger people as are many of my friends. We will listen to anything and give it a fair chance before we decided whether or not we like it. I think my generation will continue to listen to and develop EDM well past our 50s. That doesn't mean we can't listen to anything else. My group of friends all enjoy listening to EDM but we also love the classics. We can just as easily listen to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Jimi Hendrix and we have no issue with it. We like everything from then until now. My favorite playlist on my phone that I listen to when I'm dr
  20. Reading things like this legitimately makes me angry. The fact that in the year 2015 a 54 year old man could possibly die from something as stupid as cancer pisses me off. We are so far behind as a species it's ridiculous. We have landed men on a rock 285,000 miles away, we have rovers on another planet, tiny bits of silicon are capable of processing vast amounts of information, I can pull a rectangular shaped piece of plastic and metal out of my pocket and contact any other human being on the planet, yet despite all of this we can not cure something as trivial as cancer? I can not being the o
  21. I wasn't around in the 60s. I wasn't around in the 70s or 80s either.
  22. I have messed around with all of the reverb machines already. Can't really choose a favorite but the ones you listed do have a very futuristic space sound to them.
  23. I think that's a fantastic way to say it. Music as you know it may be dead but that's only because it has taken on a new form. Music is an ever transforming art. It has not and will not ever stop changing.
  24. Actually the music is a huge part of the show. For my generation, EDM tracks are just as easily recognizable as any Led Zeppelin song. When a famous track plays on the radio I immediately know the track title and who produced it. We go to EDM festivals because we love the music, not just for the performance. It's all part of the experience. Here's a great example of what I'm talking about. This is footage from this year's Ultra Music Festival which regularly has 200,000+ people from all over the world in attendance. The artist playing is David Guetta. He is hugely famous within the genre.
  25. Yep. Here's a video that quickly runs through some of the cool sounds it makes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoP9E8eHibg
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