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29, Male
Location:
Brighton, UK
Joined:
10/26/15
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I am a musician from the south of the UK, I like making music and playing with my synths. I've made game music and electronic music professionally in the past. I aim to keep on designing delightful and complex music for many years to come.

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Level 5 Musician
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Fraunhofer has dropped MP3 support...

So it looks like the head company which produced MP3 codec has dropped the codec in favour of a newer version of OGGVorbis, which means Cubase 10 when its released will most probably not have MP3 support, so what that means for Newgrounds which only has support for MP3 files, are they going to upgrade? or am I going to have an ordeal everytime I want to upload something (and no my bitching is not just me its across multi platforms and it looks like they are looking at phasing out MP3 on most systems, in the very near future, So this will mean musicians will be stuck with older decoders which will work for the mean while, but even Lame are stating that they are going to follow suit). 

I produce nearly all my files into MP3 so they work on Soundcloud, Mixcloud and Newgrounds, as well as in my car stereo. I want to in the future upgrade to a better DAW as Cubase 9 is lacking features which they removed since Cubase 5 in view of a more stream lined product. So when 10 comes out I most likely will have to upgrade (mainly as my studios service contract states they get value added upgrades when and where they come out. So that means I will be forced to upgrade anyway).

I don't like buggering around with converters and MP3 isn't the best and never has been the best format for music, and just wonder if Newgrounds are going to follow suit and upgrade to OGG or Wave.

What do you guys think do you think this is going to happen, or do you think NG will be lost to the ages.  

I'm currently working on a old popular song called "Strange Sounds", with usage of Serum I will be able to make this a very good sound scape. Not sure if I will use the original audio samples, what does everyone think! I'll post the original in a moment! Here it is on Youtube, I'm suprised its not in my Newgrounds directory!...https://youtu.be/jqGAAv8sFH4


Recent Game Medals

SECRET MEDAL 25 Points Unlock this medal to see it's details. Medal Stats.
Level 18 10 Points Get 3 stars on Level 18 Medal Stats.
A little birdy 10 Points Kill the bird at least once Medal Stats.
Springfield 5 Points Reach Springfield Medal Stats.
Larry the Looter 25 Points Steal all the loot without dying Medal Stats.
SECRET MEDAL 5 Points Unlock this medal to see it's details. Medal Stats.
You can't handle this! 5 Points Get punched out by Tom. Medal Stats.
Mike drop 5 Points Tyson was dropped from the game in 1990 after he lost the title. Medal Stats.
SECRET MEDAL 10 Points Unlock this medal to see it's details. Medal Stats.
Prison Cell with a View 5 Points Why do I punish myself? Medal Stats.


Total Medals Earned: 21 (From 8 different games.)

Grey Shades Brit Pop Song
Mind (The Strings of Rock) 2 General Rock Song
Lies in your Eyes Dance Song
Takin a F'in Ride! Heavy Metal Song