Well, I figured I should give some sort of update to make up for my goal to slow down a little bit on music sharing: another review of one of my synths. Technically, this one is not a synth, but, in fact, an expansion card for a synth: the Roland SR-JV80-01 card.
Been talking with Who Ha, and it got me thinking some more about my situation. It seems that one reason I don't have much of a following is because I'm easily overwhelming people with how much I've been writing.
Therefore, Cyborg has been postponed for a bit. Expect me to write at a significantly slower pace. In addition, I have also cleaned up my SoundCloud page, and I'll try to focus my promotional efforts on just a few websites instead of the many I've been on.
Thank you all for your patience.
Apologies to everyone for my bit of a public hiatus. This was largely because I was working on the mastering for my currently-written tracks for Cyborg, which proved surprisingly difficult and involved quite a bit of experimentation. Good news is that I think I finally have it down: it's both good quality and loud, now. Expect a possibility of a preorder of the album in the near future.
I also got a Roland XV-3080 yesterday, which I intend to replace my JV-2080, as it has virtually all of the same patches and then some. I also hope to actually be active in commenting on others' work again, especially on SoundCloud.
Thank you all for your patience, as well as for waiting.
I've been giving it some thought the past two days. I'm considering removing some of my tracks from my next album and releasing them separately, and there are two big reasons for this:
1. Inconsistent atmosphere. I think one problem with my prior albums is that each track tended to have rather sudden changes of mood. In the case of Cyborg, some tracks are just too cheery sounding relative to the other tracks, which tend to sound more like darksynth artist Perturbator.
2. Waning audience. I realize it's been a few months since I updated my Bandcamp catalog, and I feel I need filler material between now and when Cyborg is finally released.
Among the tracks that would be released separate from Cyborg would be my track "Electric Dreams", which will likely be great news for those who liked it but can't download the final version, yet. I think I officially finished mastering that track as of yesterday, so expect some sort of compensation for your patience in the near future.
Thank you for reading.
Well, it's finally a time for me to resort to a review of a synthesizer I use. This time, it'll be of one of the hardware synthesizers I use: the Roland JV-2080.
First of all, I have plans to rework the music section of this website. Thanks to my getting a better hang of HTML coding, I will be abandoning the built-in audio players (which, sadly, can not be used for free on this web host) in favor of Bandcamp embeds.
Second, last night especially proved productive in my actually working on music. For one, I am now starting to figure out how to get multiple sounds to play from external hardware synthesizers without needing to worry about latency, or even too many sounds distorting the output, which is to be expected with synthesizers that have multis.
I also hope to resume posting reviews of synths I have here. Expect something to be posted by the end of the weekend.
Thank you all for reading.
Well, some updates for everyone.
First, one may notice that I redesigned my website slightly. Expect me to gradually implement more changes for the sake of a more appealing experience here.
The main reason I post this, however, is about my soundtrack to Amnesia: The Great Work. Both the creator of the mod and I have received a few complaints about their YouTube Let's Play videos being flagged as having copyrighted content, namely, my music, so I feel I need to clear up some things.
It is true that I registered the soundtrack with YouTube's Content ID system. However, the videos should not be getting notices to be pulled; all it should do is embed ads for any videos that have the music play loud enough within the video. Even my own videos of the soundtrack on my channel are not immune to this rule (I had allowed them to be claimed by my aggregator) so I do have an idea of how annoying the ads can be.
To make matters more complicated, I already contacted my aggregator on behalf of the people who complained, requesting that the content be de-registered with YouTube. Unfortunately, it's been a few days since I sent them an email, and still I have not received a response, making me also question whether de-registering the content with YouTube's Content ID system is even possible. If this is the case, I regret to say to YouTube Let's Players that you'll have to deal with embedded ads for Amnesia: The Great Work. Apologies for this inconvenience, and by all means, contact me if your video was pulled, as that was most certainly not my intent when I made the initial decision.
Thank you all for your time.
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