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by fluffy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

Only slightly less cynical.

Also they still do the garbage "play count pooling" thing that Spotify does. Pay $10/month for Apple Music, stream nothing but Octothorpe, most of the music goes to bands that aren't Octothorpe.
by fluffy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

The motivation will hopefully come from them finding it harder and harder to find musicians to exploit and they end up having an ever-dwindling slice of the pie.
by fluffy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

Yeah. I just hope that at some point the streaming services move to a more ethical payment model, maybe after the labels have realized they’ve screwed everyone over with this system that they fought for. Incidentally ASCAP uses the same fucking-broken model when it comes to determining performance r...
by fluffy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

I agree with what Damian Keyes is saying - it'd be nice if listeners were to pay for music, but they don't, and as artists we have to adapt to that new reality. Personally, I don't expect to make a lot of money off of my music in terms of direct sales. I hope that maybe something I release will make...
by fluffy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Daniel Johnston :(
Replies: 2
Views: 91

RIP Daniel Johnston :(

by fluffy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Virtual choir recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Virtual choir recommendations

If you don't care about the phonetics, the ones that come with Logic are vaguely serviceable, and I assume the same could be said for any of the large instrument collections like NI KOMPLETE or whatever. Whenever I want a chorus I just record myself a dozen times and then use a vocal transformer to ...
by fluffy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Yeah or, again, you could do amuse.io which is free and just as good as CDBaby.

Basically there's no reason to use CDBaby in this day and age.
by fluffy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

CDBaby also takes a 30% cut of your earnings. DistroKid pays you 100%. If you release a lot of music and get a lot of listens that adds up fast. Sounds like you might actually be better off with CDBaby than with DistroKid, but I generally release 1-2 albums a year and I'd rather play a flat fee. (Al...
by fluffy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Media
Replies: 34
Views: 774

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Media

Oh dang for some reason I stopped getting notifications about this thread. Thanks for posting all the video Glenny!

Also I just got notified by twitch that my recordings are going to expire soon so I’d better get around to uploading the livefigjt to YouTube, huh.
by fluffy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I want to be a bonobo
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: I want to be a bonobo

more like a bono NO, am i right
by fluffy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

yeah the nice thing about amuse.io is it is at least free "forever" (although I somehow doubt they'll last for more than a few years)
by fluffy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

In my will I'm just gonna stipulate that my gigantic hoard of audio files and mix sessions be uploaded to the web.
by fluffy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Your DistroKid uploads will be active for as long as you pay the $25/year or whatever. You should never have to re-upload your stuff unless you decide to re-release a better mix or whatever.
by fluffy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

So far I'm finding that Distrokid is generally better than amuse.io. Amuse is free, but they're also way more limited in where they distribute to and what they can distribute, like they don't even do lyrics. Also they require you to use their heckin' app to see your earnings, don't give you any deta...
by fluffy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: So I found a strings plugin
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: So I found a strings plugin

I've been using Arché by Expressive E which does some of that, although it's kinda limited (like no portamento beyond pitch bend, and actually setting up the controllers for it is a chore, and so on). Sample Modeling's seems a lot more capable. A lot more expensive to match, though.
by fluffy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: Loudness management

I think that normalizing loudness is a particularly tricky topic for submissions that have a really rough mix - e.g. the drums kick in late and are way overbearing, stuff like that. Inexperience can easily make for fluctuations of 6 dB, which would mean a departure of maybe 3 dB in the mean - so, p...
by fluffy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: Loudness management

I’m surprised Apple hasn’t added that to logic, frankly.
by fluffy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Free Plug ins
Replies: 327
Views: 96361

Re: Free Plug ins

fluffy wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:02 pm
Previously I was determining my LUFS by just looking at what the ReplayGain output said from my mp3 encoding, which seems to not be a great way of doing it. So just now I found a free VST/AU that looks like it'll give you a better overview of what's happening dynamics-wise.
by fluffy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: Loudness management

Previously I was determining my LUFS by just looking at what the ReplayGain output said from my mp3 encoding, which seems to not be a great way of doing it. So just now I found a free VST/AU that looks like it'll give you a better overview of what's happening dynamics-wise.
by fluffy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: Loudness management

I can see your point for any production that is intentionally trying to screw with the listener, experimenting with extreme quietness or extreme loudness, or farcical submissions like a Lightning Ear Fart. But for %99.999 of submissions this seems like it would at worst do no harm and at best help ...
by fluffy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Loudness management
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: Loudness management

Or if they do support the tags it's a very all-or-nothing thing, and is often shoddily-done (like iTunes).

I wonder how many entries in the archive already have ReplayGain tags without anyone even realizing it.
by fluffy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Media
Replies: 34
Views: 774

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Media

glenny, what video editing software do you use when converting the AVCHD segments to YouTube-friendly video files? I've had pretty good luck with importing the AVCHD database directly into Premiere, placing the segments onto a timeline, and then parsing that out into sections.