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HahaYouAint

Member Since 29 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 15 2013 08:53 PM

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Don't Wanna Be Sued

25 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Hello all, I've come to get recommendations before I make changes to my blog. I'm at the moment making a monetized blog that focuses on video game music. I'll sometimes write reviews of indie games, write reviews on indie game soundtracks or upcoming composers, or do a musical analysis on certain songs. It'd be much easier to draw in a crowd if I could actually have the music itself embedded in the blog post. However, I can't use the ever popular Youtube as that would be seen as copyright infringement from what I've researched. That's totally understandable. It wouldn't be copyright infringement to post a link leading to the site that has the actual music. I actually don't have a problem with that. However, if the user uploading the music isn't the sole owner of said music, then I can still possibly get into trouble. So, I'm at a loss. I could very well message every video game company or composer and ask for permission to embed their music in my blog. That would be a ton of companies. Yet, with their busy schedules I don't see myself getting a reply soon if at all. And now we've arrived at the big, hard question that I've harassed Google with....

 

Does anybody know of a website that legally stores a large supply of video game music that has embeddable features on the individual song so that my linking to the music would be possible? It could be a site like Bandcamp, Youtube, Last.fm. Just any site that you've heard about through the grapevine or anything really.

 

I don't see much hope for this, but I figure it never hurts to ask just in case.


Picking a Language For a Beginner

04 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

I am a beginner when it comes to programming, and I read this article to figure out how to help me get started. After reading, I decided I would try to learn Python first and then learn C++ later on. I made the mistake of telling my friend, who is not a programmer, what I planned on doing and he told me I should dive right into learning C++. He also said I shouldn't try to learn more than one language. Now, I don't know much about programming, so before I started learning anything I figured I should get the opinion of people who are actually programming.

So should I go ahead with my original plan and learn Python first, or should I do what my friend suggested and dive right into C++?

Turntable.fm and Outloud.fm

20 June 2011 - 07:52 PM

Both of these sites are supposed to be used for promoting/sharing your music with other people. I've heard it's becoming more popular and it's supposed to be very useful. Has anyone used any of these before?

A Slave to Theory

18 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

Well, I've been told my music lacks dynamics and has no sense of theory, so I made this song experimenting with both. I played around with the tempo a lot and the time signatures. The song is written in C# minor and the time signatures are 4/4 and 3/4. I'd really like feedback on this. I really do have a hard time wrapping my head around music theory and dynamics so I figured I'd do what I do whenever I'm having a hard time with something. Practice.

http://soundcloud.com/lainalain/a-slave-to-theory

Thanks for listening.

Grand Synth Piano

21 May 2011 - 03:34 PM

I've heard a lot of impressive instruments that were made using subtractive synthesis. For example, this grand piano emulation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJGfZQ1TjyU

I started wondering if I could have just as good results using FM Synthesis. Well, I tried my hand at it.

Click here: Grand Synth Piano

It's nowhere near sounding like an original grand and I see a lot of room for improvement which is why I call it a work in progress. Still, I'm really satisfied with it.

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