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Audio derp.mp3 - (3.24MB - 256 kbps - 44.1 kHz ) Length: 1:46
42 No. 42 [Edit]
Testing recording / uploading / stuff
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>> No. 2277 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Doppelganger_[GUITAR_TEST].mp3 - (2.73MB - 119 kbps - 44.1 kHz , elemile - Doppelganger [GUITAR TEST].mp3 ) Length: 3:13

Another test (re-recording of >>197)...
To those who know: help, please. I'm at a loss.
>> No. 2278 [Edit]
People generally just use acoustic pickups, piezo or otherwise, for live performance, and even then it sounds pretty crappy in my opinion. The only instance I know of where an acoustic pickup was used in a record was Neutral Milk Hotel's On Avery Island, if that gives you any idea. I don't know how much research you've done on the topic already (as you've been recording and uploading to this thread for some time), but there's really no way around buying an interface and a microphone if you want a decent conventional acoustic sound. There are a million budget interfaces that work well enough, and even something like an sm57 or a cheap condenser will get you better results for pretty cheap. I'm still learning too, though, so I can't say much for sure. I also say all of this after only listening to your music at the low resolution it's uploaded to here, so who knows. For what it's worth, I recorded >1916 through a Focusrite Scarlett with a Rode NTA-1; it's double-tracked (rather loosely!), and there's some reverb, but you get the idea.

I really liked this, and I also liked those other tracks with vocals that you uploaded some time ago. Do you have anything uploaded elsewhere on the internet at a higher bitrate?
>> No. 2280 [Edit]
Thanks a lot for the advice. I'm penny-less atm, but I guess I really should invest someday in better tools and a better guitar, as I did with the KORG usb piano (though even with that one I have problems when mastering). Truthfully, I'm just an uninformed dumb in production matters, even after 10 years of attempting in music.

>higher bitrate?
Well, I have Soundcloud and Tindeck, but I don't know if there'll be a noticeable difference:
>> No. 2284 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Doppelganger.mp3 - (2.95MB - 128 kbps - 32 kHz , elemile - Doppelganger.mp3 ) Length: 3:13

>> No. 2290 [Edit]
The strings were a pleasant surprise! I think this is one of the better pieces you've uploaded.

Again, I'm hardly an authority on this, but your music's arrangements are pretty spare, so I wouldn't expect you to require any esoteric production techniques. Have you experimented with different plug-ins much? There are a lot of neat, high-quality VSTs out there that are completely free, and that's to say nothing of the piracy route.
>> No. 2292 [Edit]
Audio Promenade_III_(TV_test).mp3 - (4.26MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , Promenade III (TV test).mp3 ) Length: 4:39

Thanks again.

>plug-ins... VSTs
As you noted yourself, what I do is very simple, conservative and I try to keep it organic as possible, so I've only looked for what I needed; I build exclusively from what I can actually play myself (somehow), so I have no interest on presets and remixes. For instance, I can use my KORG for the piano (recording small bits each time) and some easy strings sections; but for the guitar parts, I couldn't possibly emulate them on keyboard so what I need is a fair way to record my actual acoustic guitar playing; I do own an electric guitar but, apart from an awful grunge period, I've never had much interest on working with funky sounds and pedals: I just want my sound clean and proper, like a chamber set (same for drums and winds). So what I need, yeah, is a decent recorder.

There's also the equalizing. I like the piano sound of M1 Le but I always feel that it needs a little push (or cut) when listening to it on speakers... and that's when the hell begins.

Here is in fact, yet another try of equalizing a previously uploaded song. I wish all this post-production crap could be done in one click, but even after trying with FL Studio mastering I can't get it right. I guess I should really take more time to research on this; I'm sure I'm doing it the dumb way at some point.

Post edited on 6th Jan 2014, 10:16pm
>> No. 2294 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Promenade_III.mp3 - (4.26MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , elemile - Promenade III.mp3 ) Length: 4:39

Geez... last version.
I'm done with that one.
>> No. 2295 [Edit]
Audio I_See_A_Darkness_.mp3 - (5.79MB - 192 kbps - 44.1 kHz , I See A Darkness .mp3 ) Length: 4:13

I can't say how relieved I am to finally have found a vocal microphone that I like the sound of, after trying six different ones over the last few years. It's a Heil PR-40, and although I doubt anyone here cares I'd heartily recommend it to any bass/baritone who's recording in an untreated or crappy sounding room. Everyone else seems to love the SM7 for such an application, but I did not!
Anyways, here is me covering Bonnie Prince Billy's "I See A Darkness". I also feel like I'm finally starting to figure out how to use my voice, a lot of which has been downtuning my guitars and forgetting about trying to hit high notes.

I can't hear much difference between this and >>2292, but I like 2292 a bit better, it might be a bit more "chimey" sounding that 2294, which sounds like the upper mids have been boosted a bit. And see, tying this into what you said earlier about post-production, I think that when one spends enough time on something it's super easy to get neurotic about little details that no one else even notices. I don't say that as a judgement, of you or I or anyone, just and observation.
Also, about the VSTs, I definitely didn't mean any acoustic guitar emulation, just effects like compression and reverb.
>> No. 2297 [Edit]
If you haven't, I highly recommend you to check out the singing of Stuart Staples (Tindersticks)...

It could serve you as influence on what you're going for.
>> No. 2298 [Edit]
Thanks for sharing this! I'd never even heard of them. His voice reminds me a bit of Antony Hegarty's, who I love.
>> No. 2309 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Eromenos.mp3 - (2.70MB - 128 kbps - 32 kHz , elemile - Eromenos.mp3 ) Length: 2:57

Just another piano song.
>> No. 2314 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Lethe.mp3 - (3.16MB - 128 kbps - 32 kHz , elemile - Lethe.mp3 ) Length: 3:27

yet another piano song...
>> No. 2318 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_sinA.mp3 - (5.58MB - 128 kbps - 32 kHz , elemile - sinA.mp3 ) Length: 6:06

A simple noise experiment with 3 sinusoidal oscillators in Pure Data.

Post edited on 21st Mar 2014, 2:47pm
>> No. 2319 [Edit]
Very similar concept to Sachiko M's Sine Wave Solo, different execution though.
>> No. 2320 [Edit]
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I see. The main difference is that he made an actual melody, whereas I just overlaped 3 frequency randomizers; the execution was limited to manipulate it a bit in real time to build up a faint sense of arc development.
>> No. 2321 [Edit]
Another Pd bro in TC? Nice~
>> No. 2322 [Edit]
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Yeah, but a very rudimentary one, as you can see. The most I ever learned was to do some loops and a mini keyboard, or using GEM to attach hybrid video (file + real time webcam) into some surfaces.

Feel free to post your own things, however. Pd is the shit.
>> No. 2338 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Trikonica.mp3 - (2.23MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , elemile - Trikonica.mp3 ) Length: 2:26

>> No. 2347 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Promenade_IV.mp3 - (3.01MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , elemile - Promenade IV.mp3 ) Length: 3:17

hopefully happier piano song.
>> No. 2363 [Edit]
Audio Never The Same Time Again - (3.51MB - 160 kbps - 44.1 kHz , Never The Same Time Again.mp3 ) Length: 3:04

A song I did for FAWM a couple of years ago
>> No. 2424 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Matsuri.mp3 - (2.73MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , elemile - Matsuri.mp3 ) Length: 2:59

Gave this one a little boost.

Also want to include a flute or ocarina but can't figure out what to do.
>> No. 2432 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Un_Emile.mp3 - (1.79MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , elemile - Un Emile.mp3 ) Length: 1:57

>> No. 2459 [Edit]
Audio Pentametre - Pacific Stars - (6.69MB - 256 kbps - 44.1 kHz , Pentametre - Pacific Stars .mp3 ) Length: 3:39

Man, it feels like way more than a year has passed since my last post (>>2295). I've stayed pretty busy with music this year!
>> No. 2474 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_Ko-i.mp3 - (3.64MB - 128 kbps - 44.1 kHz , elemile - Ko-i.mp3 ) Length: 3:58

Last piano of the year.
>> No. 2475 [Edit]
Will listen to this as I enter the new year.
>> No. 2476 [Edit]
Wow. Thanks.
>> No. 2477 [Edit]
I wish Natsume was still here I enjoyed the music.
I like all the nonvocal songs here.
Music is one of the things I always wanted to get into but kept failing at and never trying hard enough.
>> No. 2495 [Edit]
Audio Pentametre - Silence is my Valentine - (5.30MB - 192 kbps - 44.1 kHz , Pentametre - Silence is my Valentine.mp3 ) Length: 3:45

Yeah, music certainly takes a tonnage of trying and failing. It's all worth it when you finally create something you're happy with, though.

I'm uploading it a little after the fact, but here's one I wrote and recorded last week. The title is a bit histrionic, and sounds like it could be the name for a shitty -core band, but there you have it.
>> No. 2673 [Edit]
Audio elemile_-_HADALY.mp3 - (3.01MB - 192 kbps - 48 kHz , elemile - HADALY.mp3 ) Length: 2:11

This was meant to be a demo, but I might leave it as is.
>> No. 2674 [Edit]
In the end I did extend it.
Link cause it's heavy:

>> No. 2675 [Edit]
Don't know shit about music but I like your stuff.
>> No. 2676 [Edit]
Thank you.
I don't know much myself either.
>> No. 2691 [Edit]
Audio - (3.47MB - 192 kbps - 48 kHz , elemile - Out.mp3 ) Length: 2:32

The end of hiki days...
>> No. 2700 [Edit]
Cmon and jam, and welcome to the ban.
>> No. 2701 [Edit]
Audio - (4.23MB - 256 kbps - 48 kHz , elemile - Poetica I.mp3 ) Length: 2:18

piano improvisation
>> No. 2702 [Edit]
This was very pretty, anon. I wish I could do more than just thank you.
>> No. 2703 [Edit]
On the contrary: thanks to you.
I'm glad at least someone can relate.
>> No. 2707 [Edit]
Audio - (5.71MB - 256 kbps - 48 kHz , elemile - Uhrwerk.mp3 ) Length: 3:07

Tried to make a piano version of the mid-section...
>> No. 2710 [Edit]
On a second thought, it can work right here:
>> No. 2722 [Edit]

It's an older track but I'm sticking with this one.
>> No. 2764 [Edit]
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Piano song (file too large again):

>> No. 2765 [Edit]
I like this a lot!
>> No. 2853 [Edit]
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>> No. 2855 [Edit]
Did you confuse /cr/ with /fig/?
>> No. 2856 [Edit]
little joke from /irc/
>> No. 2857 [Edit]
Guy asked where he could post his pics from his trip to japan. I told him /cr/ or /pic/, wherever he wanted. This was the result I guess.
>> No. 2867 [Edit]
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Last song of the year...

>> No. 2881 [Edit]
Piano song

Post edited on 9th Feb 2018, 10:02pm
>> No. 2884 [Edit]
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New song and finished triptych:


Post edited on 17th Feb 2018, 11:07pm
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