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  1. @ivankiss wohohoho, look at that fucking guitar... There are a bunch of ways, but to do it relatively fast, you might want to do or discover what the mainstream is. Creative challenges, minute shreds, covers, 10 ways to garbage content (imo), legit sound production toturials or a musicians video diary. Some people vlog how they play guitar e.c.t., memes also. Bahh... There are many exausting ways, but the one true i would like is to post what i want to post.
  2. Can i ask how did you do it? And how long it took you? What did you do to get it?
  3. @liamnewsom202 I think what you are looking for is the feeling that you have to show the best of you or that you have to score the best impression. You know we all know that when we tell a lie or smth just to make our story bigger or appear to be better. Or yeah what was ment earlier, dependency. There is a social bar of engagement and if you cross that, then you can have genuine interractions between the sexes. But yeah that first phase is complicated, but then again failure is not bad at all, but a part of the process of whatever you are doing.
  4. @Zigzag Idiot Getting bullied helps, and all i did was just playing guitar.... not intentional at all. But it did ground me to such an extent i felt so detached from people around me i didn't go to a graduation meeting and wanted to focus on what i really wanted to do. Spirituality definately helps, if you meditate, you do emit bliss, and you can really not just play cool but be very timelessly chill person when interracting with people. I noticed that some girls in my university were reacting to me, it could also be because they felt bliss when they tought about me, however its subtle. But i got some attention, some sielent stares with interest and at times even moments of owerwhelming questuons and effort to keep the conversation going.
  5. I have done public skype calls that could be consideres as a podcast. I strongly suggest scripting and brainstorming ideas to fall back to or move on for the sake of content. And some moderation too if possible. Where do I subscribe?
  6. Creative project #1 - Modular Synthesis Rig. Entry #3 - Exploring the sonic and musical properties of standalone hardware and software that i am going to buy. So what does add to the argument of why i should spend €2,670.75? The short answer is - sonic exploration, studio-like quality of sound and knowledge about modular and analog synthesizer hardware and it's compatibility with MIDI, computers and DAW, and also another dimension to sound added to guitar + spontaneous creativity ideas (versatile live alteration of the generated sounds by plugging patches, combining modular with analog synth and twisting knobs) and learning to play keys. And a bonus to that is running guitar sound trough modular. Learning to play the keys/piano. That would directly enable to do really cool solo parts in my music, as this guy did. Or do the other way around and make piano/synth music with alot of guitar soloing, some kind of jazz fusion stuff. So lets look at the sonic exploration aspect and studio-like quality of sound. In this first video already i see that it can provide complex rythmic/harmonic parts and huge harmonic parts with some quirks and subtle nuances i can use on my composition. Around a minute mark you can notice the weird bass note bouncing on top of that deep reverbed harmony, nice! I am just wondering what this thing can do with multiple recorded layers, not with just single set of recording. So, right off the bat, absolutely huge ambient sounds that are almost atonal. Notice that you can twist the knobs, and for software synth you just coudn't. Such a sick modulation of that harmonizer! That knob alteration made me cum almost. Again superb hardware harmonizers compared to software ones on computer. It also produces random chromatic notes i guess, which is cool! I could add same chromatic leads with guitar. x) And i could be able to mix it with piano sounding midi, so it would sound like half piano/half synth, or in whatever ratio my heart desires. Another very interesting modulation! Also has a very sick multi functional arpeggiator that can be accompanied by the chords themselves, that can be modulated real time with knob fx. The knob fx can be set as a transitions to other parts which is so cool. And love the weird harmonizer twists at the end,def would use it. The bass sound is also really tight. Also very cool fade in jazzy parts it makes. Again, cool arpeggiator parts! So cool how the technology reacts! Or maybe do some technical synth/guitar riffs? Who knows, if i feel comfortable enough to practice rythm guitar loudly. Anyhow the synth can be programmed trough midi, so i can run just about anything trough synth i assume, guess i will find out when i get it. So i think i have explored quite enough of that piece of hardware to underestand that it can be very handy, without knowing what it consists, yet. Also, very important feature i am looking for - I need that korg to be microtonal for the sake of future of my musicianship. And this analog synth goes in hand with modular/modulars, so you can change it to death. As much or as little produced out from your analof synth and out of the modular rack. Let me draw an analogy in your head by showing you this. This wonderful thing can control the Korg Prolouge 16 And Erica Synths PICO III modular synthesizer. Why would i prefer this sequencer? It can do polymeters, can do polyphony and is a drum sequencer also, so it can generate awesome complete ideas trough modular. You can even link this to software synths and twist the knobs. I can also play live pholyphonic music onto my modular sequences. So i can also make Korg Prolouge microtonal and then run a sequencer trough the korg into the modular and then record a short idea, then change it up by a note, tempo, knob whatever and record this and then stick ideas together in my DAW and i get huge ready parts that i can work with. Either making the drums real or whatever. This is the most important function i am looking for. I want to implement weird harmonies/melodies into my modular rig. As you can see, you can add a better sequencer (more than 4 steps to the modular here.) Imagine if the Korg Prolouge microtonal USB MIDI stuff went trough the keystep proto the modular... Insane realm of possibilities. This is the gear i will get first. It doesn't do much on its own but i can generate cool shit and get to know modular sound modules better and maybe record some part to my music.
  7. @Nahm Its okay, i don't want to be too much of an idiolouge either... still whatever i said is my projection about these cliche phrases i mentioned earlier, so it was kinda my subjective rant.
  8. I simply don't think "those direct statements that make you stop and be" don't really help much to the discussions about the possibilities of various topics which people want to explore and get other inputs and therefore by knowledge or some organization of tought and different perspective achieve the same empowerment without having a subtle sense that it is wrong to spend time wandering about universe and some topic in the universe which people find interesting and are passionate about, as enlightenment is not the only purpose, but the very exploration of all the posibilities is the purpose or it is the purposleness including enlightenment. However liberation is important, yes. What works for me i found is that some part of renounciation helps however if want to be active in the world, this has not helped me, so i am also spending time being involved in the maya intensly, (playing, researching about music) and combination of that works best for me, while i have this body. It might be a dead end in the context that its a dead end for people's desire to be creative, wanting to know something, rather than discarding it and putting what they wanted to do aside and therefore making them miserable for not achieving anything while they could, meanwhile being blissful that they achieved what they wanted for lifetimes. The dark night of the soul comes later if the spiritual work is not done, and this approach HELPS FOR THAT DESPERATION THO.
  9. @Nahm I have noticed these statements as a dead end on this forum to any topic, almost to the point it makes me think that there is nothing worth exploring other than keeping yourself quiet. It creatives a narrative, at least in my mind, that the individual identity i carry is bad and HAS TO BE ELIMINATED ASAP and that these topics shouldn't be mentioned, discussed about even, because they are useless, because everything percieved comes and goes... I would like to hear your perspective on what makes you say that what i might be misunderestanding. I also immediately know you are wanting to respond me with, no, it is not bad, nothing is good or bad, its just the projection of your ego. I don't know, my projection is that it is a cheap, desperate spiritual solution "Mooji kinda teaching" and various other teachers too, don't dwelve into this fucking garbage "Maya", but somehow enjoy your responsibilities and maybe even manifest what you want (god forbid) while getting enlightened?? without becoming a monk? shocking ((yeye, no need to go anywhere, i am you and you are I, so lets do.... what exactly??)) Sorry for my rant, but this was on my heart.
  10. @Spiral Wizard Yes, and i also tend to think that, the main force is the consciousness which translates to the energies and energies translate to the body, making the secretion of chemicals responsible for the casual bliss that every meditator experiences. But to access these states maybe the body needs to be very healthy, however again, after some point it has nothing to do with biology. I always wonder, why doesn't chopped legs/arms grow. The intelligence certainly is there because it made it grow when you were little, i am really prone to belive that you can access it to really heal yourself.
  11. @Leo Gura But what if you get to the point of activating certin parts of you that makes you into a powerhouse, for example what you say becomes true and really intense things like that, or maybe manipulation of your elemental setup or smth, that1% gets to 100% very fast, but i am just speculating and have no idea how to get there. But i have had some weird experiences completely sober, where i for the first time felt that my energies from heart chakra is realy flowing somewhere in a way/where i never experienced before. Really beautiful and altering experience, however it was very short. Tho i haven't tried any phychedelics and i don't have a grasp on what it is that they do.
  12. @Kiko I suck with women too, but i don't care i guess, why would you too?
  13. @KingCrimson i will check out, thank you!
  14. Creative project #1 - Modular Synthesis Rig. Entry #2 - Exploring the Erica Synth's Pico III Desktop modular synthesizer components, features and possibilities as a standalone unit (since it arrives first, later i will combine it with other gear). Because knowledge is power and the fastest way to generate desirable content. The components: Sequencer SEQ; VCO1; VCO2; VCO Controller/VCA; Modulator; VC EG; Lowpass gate; BBD; MIX1; MIX2; MIX3. Now i will conspect descriptions about these components and find out the things i don't know and therefore reverse engineer the answers and topics i need to learn to underestand how to use the component in question, and i will also watch quite a few guides and take notes. So, lets begin! (I will put in a picture to reference component inputs, outputs and knobs and bold-underline terms i want to look definitions for). SEQ Sequencer/ Waveshaper notes - full analouge sequencer/waveshaper with adjustable sequence length (2,3,4 step length that is). SEQ knobs set the voltages per step. LEDs will give visual feedback on the currently active step. If you apply the audio signal to the input, the sequencer will act as a waveshaper, where the signal is converted into (up to) 4 step "staircase" with adjustable step height. This way you can create suboscillators and plenty of other distinct sounds that are in tune with your audio source; The 2-4 switch is for sequencer length adjustment (2-3-4 steps); CLK IN is the input where you patch the clock or audio signal here. Due to limited space and functionality, Pico SEQ2 does not have a Gate output. We recommend to use stackable patches to copy clock signal to envelope generators OR get gates from Pico Trigger or Logic modules; CV OUT is the CV (Control voltage output); VCO1 (Voltage Controlled Osccillator) notes - full analouge VCO with great tracking over 8 octaves with simoultaneous triangle and pulsewave outputs, pulse width modulation and exponential frequency modulation. TUNE knob adjusts the tune of the VCO. +-1OCT/1V CV three position switch is added to the setting of this knob to transpose the pitch of the VCO one octave up or down, 1V/OCT is the input for this setting (Patch to any sequencer or any FM source go this input). PWM knob adjusts pulse width modulation, and its input is PWM CV (Experiment with different modulation sources to get drones, rythmic patterns and fat analouge sound). Has pulse and triangle wave output. VCO2 notes - full analouge VCO with built in waveshaper which continiously morphs triangle wave into pulsewave with adjustable pulse width thus adding harmonics to the signal on the output. Waveshape is manually and CV controlled. VCO2 has manually and CV vontrolled linear FM for experiments in FM synthesis. TUNE knob adjusts the tune of the VCO manually and this setting has 1V/OCT input to it. SHAPE knob adjusts the waveshape and has a SHAPE CV input for this setting. Three position switch transposes the pitch by octave up or down. SHAPE is the waveshaper wave out output. TRI is a gentle sounding Triangle wave output. VCO CONTROLLER/VCA (Voltage controlled amplifier) notes - controls the FM levels of the VCOs. Also features a VCA that can be used for manual and CV controlled linear FM depth control, but it also can be used as a regular DC coupled VCA for other applications. EXP FM knob is for exponential FM attunator for VCO1 with a EXP FM input for this setting, and LIN FM is a linear attunator knob for VCO2. VCA OFFS knob is for VCA offset knob for manual VCA control, with its input called VCA CV. At 12:00 it closes the VCA completely and you can use an envelope generator to open it. If you wish to achieve nice tremolo effects with bipolar CV from the LFO, set the knob to 15:00. IN/LIN FM is an output for VCA, if you wish to apply linear FM to the VCO2, patch the FM source here and use VCA offset knob or VCA CV to control FM depth. VCA OUT is an output that by default is connected to the linear FM input of the VCO2. MOD (Modulator) notes - is a combined clock/LFO/random voltage source module. It generates sine and pulse LFO waves, white noise, S&H CV and random triggers, basically, everything, you need to bring some uncertainty in your modular setup. RATE knob sets LFO and S&H clock frequency. Patch external clock signal here (CLK IN) to sync LFO and S&H frequency to the external clock. When external clock is applied, the rate knob becomes clock divider -12:00 or multiplier +12:00. SINE - LFO output. LED1 indicated LO (sine and pulse) and S&H clock frequency. PULSE - This is pulse wave LFO output, use it also for clocking the sequencer. LED2 indicated random pulse output. S&H output is for S&H CV output. NOISE - noise output. VC EG - versatile looping AD/ASR envelope generator with voltage control over attack and decay times. It has automatic Trigger/Gate detection, as well as "drone mode" at full CW setting of the decay knob, the envelope is full open. In the LOOP mode you can retrigger envelopes for even more interesting modulations. ATTACK knob sets attack time. The incoming CV is added to the knob setting, its input is ATTACK CV. DECAY knob sets decay time. The incoming CV is added to the knob setting, its input is DECAY CV. Select between LOOP aka looping mode or FREE mode, when CV is applied to attack and/or decay controls, the module can work as a drone generator. There is a manual trigger button next to two way switch, with a TRIGG - trigger/gate input. If gate is applied the module advances to the ASR mode automatically. OUT - output of the module. The LED gives visual feedback on the output voltage. LPG1, LPG2 - LOWPASS GATES notes - has vactrols in the circuit and a resonance control of the LPG circuit. When resonance is full CW, the module goes into self-oscillation and can be used as a sound source. Has OFFSET knob to adjust VCF cutoff or VCA bias manually. Has a VCA bias/VCF cutoff CV inputs switch. CV1 and VC2 are the inputs for OFFSET. RESO knob is for resonance control, and it can be used as a sound source. CV2 input is routed to the soundcard. IN input is for audio signal. OUT output is for LPG output. BBD notes - 4092 stage bucket brigade delay module. Can act as a flanger, delay, and miniverb - produces sonic artefacts. TIME knob is for adjusting delay time from very short, flanger like effects CCW to nice analouge delay effects and extreme sonic artefacts CW, has a TIME CV input. FBK knob adjusts the feedback level. In full CW setting the module will go to self-oscillation. Laso has a Dry/Wet crossfade control knob. Also has a feedback filtering switch. Right position - unfultered BBQ noisy sound, other settings filter noise, but misses harmonics. Has a IN input and OUT output. MIXERS notes - features two independet DC coupled mixers for mixing audio and CV signals with individual outputs and shared output, where signals from both mixers are mixed together. Has a LVL1, LVL2, LVL3 knobs - signal attunators for the first and LVL1 and LVL 2 - signal attunators for the second mixer. Each of these have their IN1, IN2, IN3 inputs. Every mixer has an OUT output and a SUM OUT output, however if something is patched out of OUT output, it subtracts from SUM OUT output. It also has a MASTER OUT output, which requres a stereo cable and it duplicates SUM OUT. So there is alot of bold underlined terms to look explanation for, so i can get maximum value out of this thing! Knowledge is power. Thinking to patch it up with a Arturia Keystep pro to have an advanced sequencer that can transfer MIDI to CV from computer also. And pair it up with Korg Prolouge, to make the synth sound even more rad, and have a microtonal sequences. Now i might switch topics to future of my guitar playing next.
  15. Creative project #1 - Modular Synthesis Rig. Entry #1 Project purposes: Exploring new dimensions of music, music production, composition e.c.t., in a generative or improvisatory way. Having an additional highly-moddable fx unit for guitar and synthesizer. Having a synthesizer keyboard together with modular rig. Making music with MIDI imput to modular back to computer audio. Learning large amount about modular synthesis and sound production and electronics in general. Making interesting special effect sounds that can be incorporated in music. Having long jams and lots of fun by twisting knobs and generating cooll ideas, recording them and then using them as a compositional tool (to transpose a part and alter the time signature e.c.t. in afterproduction) to make experimental electronic music that is progressive in nature. Mixing that kind of music with metl rythm and lead guitar and so many things in between. Eliminating "lower" forms of entertainment for me, on headphones, where i can't be a target for exploitation (which was and is the case with guitar, but the future of my guitar playing and theory organization is a whole different topic.) Hearing sounds that i never heard before. Getting very excited for the atonality aspect aswell. Let me establish a small-assignment of the organization of the hardware i am about to buy in approx. 2 months time if everything goes as planned: Software: Ableton Lite. Hardware: Every piece of hardware and software shown in the picture below. Sound card - Focusrite 4i4 3rd gen (has 2 main line/instrument/microphone inputs, headphone output, 4 line outputs, extra 2 line inputs, USB output and a MIDI in/out-put) all lines are 6.3 mm jack; Korg Prolouge 16 (ACV connection, 2 line outputs and headphone jack input, all 6.3 mm jack, sync input and output 3.5 mm jack both, a MIDI in and out and sustain/damper pedal output + an USB output); Arturia Keystep Pro (Power supply connection 12V DC, 6.3 mm jack for sustain pedal and a 6.3 mm output jack + 3 MIDI channels, 2 outputs and 1 input, 3 clock channels; in, out and reset out, 8 drum gates, and 4 sets of voices with 3 channels each - Pitch, Velo/Mod and Gate, so 12 in total out of 4 voices, from clock to voice channels all jacks are 3.5 mm); Erica Synths Pico III Desktop (1 line of audio 3.5 mm out and 12V DC power supply input, 20 3.5 mm output and 31 input choices); And a sustain pedal with switchable polarity - i think i am going for M-Audio SP-2; And ofc guitars that i have. So that gives me a very good idea about what are the extra cables that i need for this project. 3 MIDI Cables, 23 3.5 mm patch cables, one 3.5 to 6.3 mm cable, 2 6.3 mm Y + 1 6.3 to 3.5 cable and also a 3.5 splitter or two for more modular fun. I also have a Ditto looper pedal and some kind of ableton usable beatpad to plug somewhere, so this can be alot of fun. So now i will have to figure all that these things do individually and i am going to buy everything except Korg Prolouge, because its 1,5k euros, but together this hardware rig costs me €2,670.75. So there must be a good reason why would i buy it. But i will tell you honestly, because why not. I think i will be able to create cool experimental and (computerized when i want to and organiz when i want to or a mix of them) music with it while partially plugging things in and twisting knobs. Great. The prolouge also has intenst amount of sounds, completely transmuted by the modular and then by after production in the computer. I can also get a microtonal preset on a korg and i can basically map out what the synth will play as a loop or maybe even a song and trough the keystep it will make the synth play without me playing anything and the sound will go trough modular and will fuck up everything, which is awesome. I can even take parts of my conpositions out, some crazy serialism section and electrify it. And when i want i can acctually learn a new instrument and play with synth effects. Let me highlight a few cool aspects of the modulars and the product sounds listed above. AND I CAN ALSO MODULARIZE ANY SOUND THAT I CAN FIND ON THE NET HAHAHA Some cool general analog synth possibility videos to watch as an introduction. Good explanations why hardware is a tool of creativity. Guitar parts with this vid sound would be DOPE. This sound is so intense. There are many sounds out there. Factory presets and user presets. Plus modular. Incredible. I have a theory that no two things can't go together within reason, it depends how you mix the volume on them. Electronic music in general is so much more than wub-wub. Another good example of that. Ahh the atonal world of synths, i like dark harmonies, so i don't mind stright "noise". Damn, you literally come up with cool parts then speed up the tempo and now you have a cool transition you can compose like guitar parts for example. It can become insnanely complex, too bad i have heard it in electronic rock, but there is two instances in metal i have heard modular parts. So this can be a huge soundscape and depth for my guitar parts in the future. I would maybe transpose these parts to have a more like a diatonic function. This is my favourite, i wish there was more of this. What the fuck is this i have no idea. Also modular can give huge ambient parts. There is not just a creative reason why i am switching away from guitar, but rather a technical one, no i won't quit it, but there is just a problem now for it.