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Point of No Return

By antler on November 11, 2018 3:48 pm

We've got past the point of no return, so hold on to your pants and buckle up for the ride! (The VJ software package I've been working for the past couple of years is now in public beta.)

I'm also writing a track for another secret side project these weeks, so I'm happy with the amount of material I could come up with for this beatly week. wink

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November 12, 2018 5:40 pm

J-Pop on speed. Loving it!

November 13, 2018 3:02 pm

I mean, one can still stop doing this just fine, it's not like there's anything forcing anyone to do this.

November 14, 2018 6:13 am

What a jam! Great energy and infectious melodies, love the crushed vocal samples too. Very fun song, nice work!

November 17, 2018 7:21 am

Any LSDJ advice or tutorials you could point me to?

November 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

J-Pop on speed. Loving it!


Haha, just you wait for next week's track. tongue Be warned!

Pyure wrote:

What a jam! Great energy and infectious melodies, love the crushed vocal samples too. Very fun song, nice work!


Thanks, Pyure! Those vox samples were one of the last additions, glad I'm put them in smile

orangedrink wrote:

Any LSDJ advice or tutorials you could point me to?


Yes, of course! Imho learning LSDJ is two things: 1) knowing the program (commands, capabilities), and 2) knowing how and when to apply them. The first is a matter of installing the manual on your phone and reading through it a couple of times during public transit or smth. The key is knowing how to apply it all musically, because chip as a genre is built on people abusing commands and such to get most out of limited hardware. Common idioms and such, like using a super fast vibrato to influence timbre and fake FM. My advice:

- I think I got most out of buying some albums that include sav files, and perusing those. I say: don't be afraid of stealing, compose what you like you'll end up with your own style anyway. And this is weekly beats, so whatever anyway. Albums I can recommend are Roboctopus' Jelly, Tobokegao's Picknick, Vince Kaichan's Power Tricks, pretty much anything by DEFENSE MECHANISM (released a new EP today), and of course my own WeeklyBeats Q1 album.
- I myself have learned a lot from the tutorials Paul from Pain Perdu did over on youtube. There's six of them, the first being: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbzhRnRAeYU&t=34s. He discusses certain specific techniques, but mostly it's just taking a look at their tracks, behind the curtains.
- Boy Meets Robot also has a superb yt tutorial about noise channel percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD7omqjHXmI&t=203s
- If you like online communities join the PSG Cabal over on Discord. Lots of LSDJ-ers there, and everyone's happy to answer your questions.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to reach out over on soundcloud, twitter, facebook, etc. smile

November 17, 2018 2:28 pm

Also, if you don't have any money for albums, or people haven't released sav files with it, just ask them. I've found most LSDJ artists are good-hearted and don't mind sharing a sav if you ask nicely.

November 17, 2018 10:19 pm

PRAISE LORD ANTLER

November 18, 2018 8:42 am
orangedrink wrote:

PRAISE LORD ANTLER


Haha, you’re welcome ^_^

November 19, 2018 8:26 pm
antler wrote:

sav files

Shucks!  I have an old school LSDJ cart w/o any sort of USB connectivity.  Any tips?  Isn't there some sort of USB->link cable contraption, or am I better off getting one of those USB GB carts?

November 19, 2018 8:37 pm
orangedrink wrote:
antler wrote:

sav files

Shucks!  I have an old school LSDJ cart w/o any sort of USB connectivity.  Any tips?  Isn't there some sort of USB->link cable contraption, or am I better off getting one of those USB GB carts?

Aah, yeah, I've got one of those too with some old tracks still on 'em. Apparently you can use these (https://bennvenn.myshopify.com/products/reader-writer-gen2) to get them off, but if you're shelling that amount of money you're better off getting a new USB cart if you ask me.

In any case, just read sav files with an emulator! BGB has top notch sound emulation (it's Win only, but I run it through Wine on mac without issue). I actually compose all my tracks in there, and then do the final recording on gb.

November 19, 2018 8:53 pm
antler wrote:

just read sav files with an emulator!

Learn something new every day!  I had no idea you could do that.  Do you have a recommendation for a USB cart?

November 19, 2018 8:53 pm

How do you transfer your emulator track to GB?

November 19, 2018 10:59 pm
orangedrink wrote:

How do you transfer your emulator track to GB?


I use the usb 64m smart cards. They work completely fine. Putting saves on them is a matter of plugging it in and exporting to the card using a common java app (can’t remember the name rn, but google will help you out). Emulators store .sav files, commonly next to the rom file.

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