The finer sound designer.
Joined on 10/29/06
Posted by Rig - May 18th, 2008
Well, I moved back to Winnipeg for the summer. Due to lack of baggage room, I had to leave my speakers and my MIDI keyboard back in Montreal. Now all I have for music is my laptop and some cheap headphones - not exactly my dream studio.
I miss my speakers. :'(
Anyways, that should explain why the songs I upload here over the next few months will sound crappily mixed.
Posted by Rig - May 13th, 2008
Then you might have received this message in your inbox. If haven't submitted anything to the AP yet, but plan to, read this and make sure your song follows the rules...
You have been banned from submitting audio on the Newgrounds Audio Portal for one or more of the following reasons;
This is a place to share your own original works, not to post your favorite Eminem songs. If you didn't write it, do not upload it.
You aren't allowed to have ANY copyrighted samples in your song. Not even a millisecond, so don't even think about uploading that Soulja Boy remix. "Fair use" does NOT apply on Newgrounds, as flash authors might want to use your song in a sponsored flash (or Newgrounds might want to use it for promotional purposes) - once someone pays for a song with a copyrighted sample, you have to give some money to the original author.
Note: COVERS of existing copyrighted songs as long as it doesn't contain ANY samples from the original song - vocals, instruments, sound effects, etc.
Put some effort into it. Nobody likes to listen to the same overused sample over and over again.
Downloading a Zelda MIDI and assigning it to different instruments from the original is NOT your own work.
Besides falling under the Stock Loops rule, Magix Music Maker automatically puts all songs you create with it under its own license - uploading the song to Newgrounds is in violation of that license.
Give us a break. White noise, blowing into the microphone, screaming, etc. doesn't belong in the Audio Portal - it just annoys people.
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Posted by Rig - May 4th, 2008
My mp3 player broke.
It fell off my desk - like, a three foot drop. Apparently it can't handle that sort of thing. The hard drive platter shattered in its case, and now it makes a shicka-shicka sound when I shake it. That's not healthy. :(
What mp3 player should I get next? Not an iPod, plz.
Edit: I should probably specify what I had. It was a 5-year-old iRiver H140 - I bought it for its CD-quality WAV recording and optical in/out ports, as well as the fact that it can play ANY FORMAT YOU WANT.
They don't make 'em anymore though :((((
Posted by Rig - April 30th, 2008
I've decided to make a crappy, happy, cheesy dance (or happy hardcore) song that will get me onto the AP Top 5. Why? Because then, I'd be able to post front page news posts.
For God's sake, sometimes the crappiest stuff gets on the Top 5. I guess I'll just...aim for mass NG appeal. How does a Legend of Super Metroid the Hedgehog Bros. Techno Remix sound to you?
Posted by Rig - April 23rd, 2008
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the main nerve to the eye (located in the back of the eye) that is responsible for transmitting electrical impulses to the brain. Damage usually occurs as a result of elevated pressure of the fluid (aqueous humor) in the eye. This damage results in gradual visual changes and then loss of vision.
And apparently, I have it in my left eye.
I wonder how I would surf the net if I went blind...