Environment artist and game/level designer.
Kinda looks like the cashier couldn't believe his eyes at first. I also like how the tiger is just casually strolling into the store like it is something it does daily :D
Mum is right: in reality Lawrence's brother has thicker torso, smaller head and longer legs than in his drawing :p
Self-built PC with Windows 7. Great price/performance ratio. I can do everything I ever want with it too, including graphics and audio so I can't think of a reason why I should really have a Mac :p
I have to mention though that my girlfriend has some kind of Macbook she bought 3 years ago and it still seems to run about as well as it did back then. I can't say the same about the Windows 7 laptop I bought around that time. That thing is incredibly slow these days, even though I've been regularly cleaning the registry and defragmenting disks, the kind of stuff that kept my Windows XP machine fast for some 5 years. Then again, my laptop is one of those cheapish ones with tons of OEM crap.
Hungry, huh? How about Germny, Itly or Cnd?
Wow at yourself, too :P That must be the most horrible group membership application I've seen. First you say you don't like the way we do things and then you suddenly want to be part of us. Desperate to get something to do, huh? :D Plus if you take things so seriously you get offended by such a harmless post I doubt you have a "clue whats fun" either.
I suppose you are looking for free software? :) I don't know of any free DAWs (apart from those on Linux) but you could try trackers. In my experience MadTracker 2 www.madtracker.org is the best free one out there.
Interesting. Good luck with those levels :)
Softsynths? I haven't gotten much into those yet but I reckon Texture would be good for ambient stuff (www.kvraudio.com/get/1002.html). Kore Player has some killer sounds too, but I'm not sure if it exactly can be called a synth. It seems to use a lot of CPU power too. If you however want to give it a try, it can be downloaded here www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=koreplayer :)
Yeah, that happens from time to time :/
If you ever feel like Audacity isn't enough, you could try Kristal (http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/). It feels more like the professional programs out there but is free for non-commercial use. It's been a few years since I've used it but I recall it being pretty good.
In my experience Audacity is rather versatile for recording single sounds but it's just horrible for making music (multitracking etc). And I don't even want to think how it would be like to use it for mixing :)
Thanks, that was helpful :) I guess I'll just keep trying then.
T-RackS you say? It is surely good but I'll be using free plugins (some great stuff there, too!) for now as I'm going to get better equipment for recording first :)
Yet another quick question :p
How did you guys learn to mix and master? My problem is, the more I try or read stuff about it the more scared I become. It seems so complicated :/
Thanks :) Although dark ambient is not my main thing, I find the genre quite interesting and will occasionally attempt to do something like it.
I guess some folks just like parties. Birthday gives an excuse. Other than that, I can't see how getting old is worth celebrating.
The group? We develop games. Nothing released or announced yet, more details on our products will be available when they're closer to release :)
Depends on what game the mod is for and do I have it
Whatever engine Need for Speed: Carbon uses. If I remember correctly it is possible to actually read from peoples' lips what they are saying in that game.
And now there's that "jobs!" thing too...
FINALLY! That's just awesome :D
Great, new sounds - another thing to stress about :p
Actually I have decided to learn this art however much work it takes so I'll just add "learning to use synths" to my to-do-list XD
...or we could have a forum for this group with dedicated boards for both offered and wanted jobs :p
I don't know how many of those in need of composers would actually find it, though.
The current idea doesn't sound too bad either - as long as you have energy and will to do it. I mean, that sounds like an awful lot of work, depending on the amount of available work, of course.
Already took quite a few glances at it - hardware manufacturers keep spamming me with Ableton Live Lite install discs - and wasn't very impressed :p
Actually didn't even bother trying it properly as Sonar works perfectly for me XD
Thanks for comment :)
Stick figures, lol :D
Would be a good idea to add a sound designer to the wanted list for various reasons ^_^'
Also, forgot to say, I might post a new version of the promo track some time as the current could use a few tweaks in mixing and I haven't even attempted to post-process it XD
But cool update!
Alright. Thanks, guys :)
Yeah, that's what I do too, especially when a plugin doesn't have any empty presets. But my problem is I don't know whether they can be used without any extra modifying? :) Some VSTs just have such delicious presets... [drools]
Something I've been wondering for a while: Are we allowed to use presets of VSTs in our songs or are they just there to show what that particular plugin is capable of?
There are even more of those articles "N tips to increase performance in Vista" and most of them are quite helpful.
A bit of news on my fight against Vista: I just couldn't stand it, so even though it felt absurd, I got XP. The increase in performance was incredible! For a little comparison I tried Sonar LE with EZDrummer, Play, two Kore Players, Independence Free and Texture on both operating systems. With Vista this setup needed 60-75% of CPU while with XP only around 30% was used. Finally I can concentrate on composing instead of closing background tasks ^^
Using Win 7 seems risky and I can't currently afford a back up hard drive, also Windows XP seems to have became even more expensive than Vista is (is it really the only thing they can do to make Vista more tempting than XP - to make it cheaper; and moreover doing it by lifting XP's price :S) so it seems like I'll fight with this piece of %¤# until I can afford a new computer. Oh well... :P
About time to get a new poll :D
I have around 25 games (most of which are shared with my brother) but I don't consider it a small collection. I don't have any time to play at the moment anyway...