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  • It amazes me how atmospheric the Legend of Zelda's "Labyrinth" still is, despite only having 3 sound channels.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I don't know if I necessarily like it better than the Overworld theme, but it's definitely a contender for "Zelda song I'll listen to on loop the longest," alongside Death Mountain & the Dark World theme from a Link to the Past.
    stupidface
    stupidface
    Koji Kondo is an extremely talented guy. He and Hirokazu Tanaka set the standard for how to use the Famicom sound chip
    This assignment I have to do says to list all the equipment I'd have in my "dream studio" and how it'd all be connected, then has the audacity to tell me that I can't list a laptop, it has to be a desktop. That's kind of understandable, since you'd practically tear your arms off when the cord lengths run out and you're suddenly snagged on a metric ton of metal and plastic and shit, but at the same time, *FUUUUCK yooouuuu.* The setup I already have is good enough for me, why isn't it for you?
    Just gimme the synth Dan Wentz uses, the name of that marimba-ish sample from Up in the Trees, and a quickstart guide on how to make synth presets, and I'll be good as far as my setup goes for the perceivable future. Get lost, old-timer.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I hesitate to ask what kind of hubris is necessary to make me list "at least 4" headphones if I choose to include them. Also, I have no goddamn idea what a headphone amplifier is but it sounds pretty stupid. Unless that's what my "UMA-222" is since it's got a headphone jack-- in which case, cool.
    This morning I had a dream where I was recording footage of a non-existent GBA WarioWare title, but I was apparently recording it in GIF mode, so the part that I was glad was recorded, where someone was speaking in sync with Wario's mouth movement, had no sound.

    To be honest, though, recording footage in GIF format should exist.
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    I think such software does exist, just more obscure since there are better ways to record.
    Also, personally jealous of your dream.
    "The vertical positions of the neumes were not sufficiently differentiated so as to show the pitches." Well if they were supposed to help you remember the notes to hit, then what the fuck was the point in writing it down?
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    jk, I'm being obtuse there.
    I'd imagine it's like how hanging a sock over one's lampshade will help one to remember a dentist's appointment. Doesn't REALLY make any sense to *outsiders* but it definitely works.
    It's a damn shame that hommes & femmes don't become childhood friends more often. Because THEN they don't have to worry about going out and spending a shit ton of time trying to figure whether someone they want to fuck is actually the sort of person they'd like to be around, since they're no longer 6 years old and as such can't distinguish lust from legit attraction, are extremely anti-social and afraid of even admitting the desire to be FRIENDS with someone else.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    "Damn, my loins are suddenly working properly."
    "Here here. Say there, friend, shall we act upon this?"
    *swirling wine* "Verily. Yea, being attached at the hip has served us well."
    *sudden wingback & ivory pipe* "Ha ha, yeess, yes, moving from the hip to the crotch was but a natural progression."
    "Oh ho ho!"
    "Oh ho ho!"
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I've realized that whichever person I've been gleaning info from most recently tends to be the person I channel most strongly. Case in point: this post reveals just how much Zero Punctuation I've been listening to the last couple of days.
    Which is worse, being grammatically shit *every time*, or being inconsistent? My vote's on the latter.

    I bring it up because apparently my brother's History teacher is like that.
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    I'd say every time, because the more spelling errors, the more annoying the text.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Yeah, but that's spelling, not grammar in specific. I think. Mostly, I was referring to how this teacher didn't capitalize the word "Module" but then a couple of sentences later he didn't quite remember the module's status as part of a proper name.
    Going through my Music Production class; can I just say, how *old* of a muhfugga do y' gotta BE to spell it as "Plug-ins"? My God.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Well, about as old as one would have to be to think that Reason 10's a better introduction to MIDI production than FL (especially the older versions, like 6 :3)
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I just realized that I'm being a total hypocrite here because I put a hyphen in the word "semitone" when you're not supposed to.
    Wait-- *is* my generation responsible for "yeet"? Ewwww...
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    What's a yeet? I'm usually up to date with internet terms, but I have no idea what it is. I could google it, I know, but still asking for sake of conversation.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Essentially, it's your warning that someone is imminently throwing something. Possibly invented by annoying cunts as a preventative measure against getting an ass-kicking for throwing shit at people-- but that's just me being cynical. And probably right
    Ninja_Cat
    Ninja_Cat
    Not what I expected for its meaning, but I don't regret asking (I had a feeling it was going to be some weird, obscure sexual meaning considering the internet).
    Me when I came back after 3 days: "Niggas try to be king but the Ace is back"
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Speaking of Dr. Dre-- the name, I mean-- how many words can you think of with the "dr" spelling that you ACTUALLY pronounce as "dur" instead of "jur." It's pretty much the same as how no one on the planet can pronounce the name "Dwight" without making it sound like how Joan d'Arc. Everyone pronounces it as "d'White" whether they like it or not.

    Try it for other words, it feels really weird.

    Like. "Oh, I've just been signed up for the *dr*aft", or "would you like something to *dr*ink".
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    In other news, I find it neat that when rappers collab the way Dre & Snoop do in Still DRE, there's a real sense of camaraderie.

    In other other news, my mother can never recognize the chords from Still Dre when I play them but I'd bet my bottom dollar that she'd recognize Gin & Juice within a few tenths of a second.
    And to bother you once more:
    Do you know what kind of echo is used in this track?

    https://youtu.be/4-YfMQLCwtY?list=PLD534088A4DFC2F28

    Is it a single-channel echo simulation (adding shorter and softer notes in between the main ones on the same channel) or a legitimate two-channel echo? I think it's single-channel, but I can't really hear the differences between the two types, especially not when the music is quite fast.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Well, the lead is playing each note twice, with the 2nd note being a quieter one. However, behind that, there's also a certain kind of Triangle playing as well. That's the really soft thing you hear
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Thanks for the information. I really like NES music, and your knowledge about it.
    "Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time (...) Revealed in March 2003 (...) Released October 23rd, 2003" DAMN, they waited that long to reveal it? Those *kind, kind* bastards.
    I wish we could import game unveiling policies like that into the new era (cough) mario odyssey zelda bah-tyoo* etc. (cough)
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    *bah-tyew (alt. spelling bah-tyoo) is the pronunciation my brother rechristened Breath of the Wild with for casual referral
    Fun fact: the Prince (of Persia) is literally Sasuke
    ...and apparently also acts like him in Warrior Within (to my dismay).
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    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    ...I just thought about a hypothetical scenario where someone dating me composed THAT, the version that you hear, for me, and my throat tightened up-- for like, 20 seconds, I felt like I needed to cry.
    I’m quickly realizing that not only am I (what I like to call) a "desperate romantic"-- named as such for the album from which "Disco Divertimento" comes--, but I'm *also* that person who will cover their mouth and cry when someone asks them to marry them.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I'm modest, but not humble.

    Modest with an asterisk, because, at the same time, I'm never afraid to brag about the things I'm proud of (loved ones, cool stuff in games like Tak 2 or PMW, etc., etc.-- that could just be called praise, but believe me, if I have an investment in it, it's bragging) and the things I've *done* that I happen to be proud of are no exception. Like, you won't see me bragging about certain aspects of myself that may actually warrant it from another's perspective, but at the same time piling praise upon others. It's confusing.
    I've just concocted a filter that works as the reverse for my WL4 Peaking Filter preset. This is good for when you want to make an instrument sound more like it came from Wario Land 4, if only for the sake of making the quality diff. less jarring, and as a bonus, tricking those not already in the know.
    "Even more important than these technical specifications are the sound quality, ease of use, and the feel of any synth. These are more difficult to quantify and require musicians to actually experience the instrument in order to determine if it is right for their production needs." yes hello um what the fuck does this mean?

    Do I need to pick up a bass guitar and play the shit before I can decide whether I can use it (in your shitty Reason 10)? Or does it just mean I need to spend some time with it before I use it, in which case no fuckin' shit.

    Oh yeah, this class is meant for people who've never used MIDI anything before (in which case why the fuck are you using reason 10). I remember *I* was a dumbass in the beginning-- I didn't even understand to line up notes with the grid because I didn't know how tempo worked yet. It was literally ugly.
    stupidface
    stupidface
    I mean maybe if you were just scoring something intended for real musicians to perform and no audio production involved, that's one thing, because a lot of amateurs who don't know the limitations of this instrument or that one will write crazy bunk that doesn't even match the instrument's range or sounds like trite when performed, but in this context where you're PRODUCING SEQUENCED MIDI with SAMPLES what the fuck indeed
    @tahutoa the audio expert: Do you know how the sound that is used as the lead in this tune is called?

    https://youtu.be/8fVz_aTbyWY?list=PL1059BF37B1B0FE79

    It can be heard in a lot of NES and other 8-bit games, and this penetrating, instantly regonisable sound gives me a huge nostalgia boost, even when it occurs in games that I haven't played. I assume it's a high-pitched, heavily modified 25% square wave, but I'm far from sure.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Yeah, it sounds like a 25% Pulse. It's got an extra 25% behind it, acting as an Echo Delay. Said echo seems to be either pitched up or down by about 1-4 cents-- or the timing that the echo is set to kick in at is enough to do it-- but that's what makes it sound so smooth, everything to do with the echo.
    And yeah, after you sent me "Gift" a few months ago, and I heard the Square in that, I can tell you like that sound. Chances are, the reason why it triggers nostalgia even in games you haven't played, is because that effect was used in something you HAVE played.

    ((BTW, you don't call anything other than a 50% Pulse a Square, because if the duty cycle is anything other than 50%, it's no longer square-shaped. Yeah, it's called a Square Wave because it's a Square :p))
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Haha, totally true what you said about me liking the square wave sound. I especially like it when used in combination with pitch-bending and vibrato, both of which are used in this track.
    And I know that only the 50% block wave can be called a square wave, because if the signal is not in the ¨1¨ position for exactly half of the time, it's no longer square-shaped.
    Big Bad Wolf: *tries to blow the house down once... twice... thrice...*
    Stick Pig: *opens a hatch at the top of the door, offers wolf some "Lusterine" mouthwash*
    Big Bad Wolf: *pauses a second, realizes what they're implying, slaps it away*
    So, I was watching the 'Three Pigs' Merry Melody, and I was thinking to myself, whilst the flute pig & stick pig were dancing gaily, "man, there is no way that there wasn't at least one furry on this animation team." Or, at the very least, this cartoon made at least one furry out of someone. For some really odd the reason the two of them had this tag-team sensual energy to them and it confuses me. And the way they followed the Big Bad Wolf behind a rock with those looks on their faces felt like the beginning of a hentai or something. I'm not a full-on furry-- that's the jester's job-- but I won't deny that there's definitely something there.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Semi-related: there have been multiple things that I've seen in media that have made me uncomfortable solely because I can see right through them, and feel in my gut that somewhere out there, fetish is begetting fetish. Case in point: werewolves are #1 on my unorthodox attractions list, but ironically seeing examples of it or things that resemble it in media makes me the most squeamish.
    ...Speaking of werewolves-- and vampires-- in my old age I've come to see why those dern Twilight fanatics would go crazy over the latter-- NECKING, my nigga. I already know without experiencing it that it's a sensual-as-hell experience, and I for one would love a situation where I'd feel needed, to match my own neediness-- oh, well fuck, i mean if you *gotta* nom on my neck then i mean...
    I *thought* I knew why they dug werewolves when I was younger... I didn't quite grasp the full implications there. In the time since then, I've begun to crave a big strong girl that could be my shining knight, know what'm sayin'? I want somebody to be my big spoon. PLUS, the fact that lycanthropy induces sex appeal at all times besides the amount spent in wolf mode is sexy in itself, fetish or not. And if you're me, then that means sex appeal at ALL times, know what'm sayin'?

    Okay, I'm done being a huge fag for now.
    *hastily drawing hands over to block this digital tome from thine eyesight* NO ONE ACTUALLY READ THIS.

    MY SECRETS.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I-- gotcha. That makes sense. Food for thot, though, yeah? If anyone stumbles across this thread, they could see both the arguments for and against, I guess.

    Ironically, we did good today, friend. *Hollywood 'one downward movement' type handshake*
    stupidface
    stupidface
    I've never considered the werewolf dynamic but shitesticks do we have similar taste. Tall & toned snow wolf chick THAT'S THE SHIT knowhatemsayen™
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