Hello, everyone! Just a small thing which I want to know about and want to get off of my chest (and moobs):
So I've got a thing I am trying to get my head around, I know the answer to a degree, but I have a faint idea. I know if I released a track which was a remix of the Final Countdown by Europe (the track which was made in the 1980's), it would probably sound amazing, but I would have my ass handed to me by the moderators and probably be banned from the audio portal. But as I saw on the front page earlier was a animation short of The Simpsons, titled "Steam Hams", which had a animator draw it up and changed every thirteen seconds. They even used the same audio track, which I know is a blatant violation of copycat rules and regulations. So this is the thing right, I have a fair amount of songs I have released on my YouTube account, which I made on my Akai MPC which contain samples, some of them I have had permission to use, but some of I haven't. For example I have a song called "clint Eastwood" which contains as sample from a Clint Eastwood film which I ended up getting permission to use, but never released on this platform as I didn't know about how to go about doing it, even though I had permission to use it and had the emails to prove that I had talked to the copyright owners and had got full permission to use it, I thought I shouldn't release it on here just encase I ran into any issues. I had anther song which was my song called "My Girl", which had a vocal acapella by some girl called Delia, which released a song which featured her on a track called "Time by Chase and Status", it went down really well and to a point that I had over ten thousand YouTube views before I was unfortunately asked to take it down by a company called "WMG entertainment" which are a company which own many copyrights for Warner and Sony records. I know if I released that here I might have been banned. I also did a remix of Numb by Linkin Park which I again got permission to use.
I also wrote few tracks with some vocal shots, which I downloaded from a free acapella website, with vocals by women saying things like "take me to the top", people saying "1, 2, 3, 4" and so on. Some I tracked down from TV sources, which I know are against NewGrounds rules and I never included any of these tracks on my channel. So if the usage of TV samples are not allowed, as the terms of upload states just before you click on upload to the site, why am I singled out as not being allowed to do it, even though there is a option to state that this song has 3rd party samples contained in a certain song and saying to people to take discression when downloading and/or using certain songs on the portal?
It just seems to me that some people get away with it and I most probably can't. I am pretty sure if you asked 24th Century Fox for permission for using the Simpsons samples from the TV broadcast they would probably say no! So I don't really know what is going on in this regard? I just know if I did this I would most probably be banned! Also when people make a song which they don't know if it sounds like something which has already being made, i.e: A artist named "Sam Smith" in the UK made a song called "Stay With Me" which unknown to him turned out to sound like a track which was made about three decades before by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers called "I Won't Back Down", in Sam Smiths case Tom Petty saw that he wasn't blaitantly trying to rip him off, so he actually "Backed down" Pah-Tish....
So in this case wouldn't it be helpful to the artist on NewGrounds if they got a written warning and asked to remove the offending song, rather than just being flagged and outright banned from the audio portal? I know people that flout the rules, like uploading "Bangarang by Skrillex" for use in Geometry Dash and they know its blaitantly wrong, should most probably be kicked. But I just thought if this was the first offense, shouldn't they get a written warning. I just see being banned straight of the bat is a bit harsh. But if the Mods want to do this, whatever I'm not to judge what you guys do and how about doing it, its just a sugestion?!?
On another note, a while back me and Fireball01e released a song called "Devious" which after a short time was un-uploaded and everytime we have tried to put it back up within a day or so it is taken down. After three attempts I got a PM saying it sounded to close to another song and I was in violation of NewGrounds rules? This is the first and last time this has happned to me on here, and I am at a loss to know actually what went wrong in this case, when this was ligitametly a original song, and as my Dubstep goes, it was actually the closest I ever really got to doing something which was actually Dubstep.
This is the offending track on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdhsN6f3Upg&t=135s If someone can tell me what song it sounds like, please tell me. If this is just a bug on our pages also let me know as this was actually a really good song, which I collaborated on and am just slightly stuck with what actually went on.
Anyway, in other news...My new sound card F'in Rocks! so much extra headroom, on my last sound card I could crank the volume all the way up and it wasn't amazingly loud, with this new one (DigiDesign 002) I can have it upto 45% and its verging on too loud! Also the bass/subwoofer response is so much better. I have being trialling it today in 44.1KHz @ 24 bit opposed to 16 bit mode, and she seems to be pretty stable. Even when cranked upto 96KHz and running about twenty tracks in Cubase, unlike my iCon AIO 6, it doesn't crash or make my computer glitch out! So I am actually very happy with this new purchase! I just sold my AIO for £70 plus £5 postage on eBay, which I originally bought it back in Febuary, it cost me £55! So at least I made a little profit on the sound card! I am unfortenately having a bit of a problem at the moment and its pretty unplesant one. A few months ago I noticed that when my lips got a little too close to the microphone, I got a bit of a electric shock. I always thought it was the Presonus Sound card I had at the time. Then about three weeks ago I bought a KRK 8s2 subwoofer and when ever I reached around to crank up the bass I was getting a bit of a tingle through the painted metal back cover. I now put my microphone on my desk and I get a bit of a tingle about upto half a meter away (I have a woodern desk). Me and my partner tried having a play around with pluggin and un-plugging things and we narrowed it down to either my right studio monitor or my computer. This seems to be a bit of a intermittant problem. When measured with the multi-meter, it registering about 700ma through any painted metal surface. The overall voltage is so small it wouldn't register on the meter, but we know its most probably DC electricity. I may consult a electrical engineer, electrician or a priest, not sure who to ask really. This morning the uncomftable sensation, has turned into a more nastier painful shock, and I am now feeling it through any metal surfaces on my new soundcard. So I hope I can get the problem sorted before it desides to cook one of my studio modules, monitors or new soundcard. I'm thinking it maybe a earth short somewhere, or a dead short to earth, with a possible reference to the mains.
I am working on a organ piece at the moment which was inspired by the late Avicii, which I am absoutly shocked at the news of his death. The track in question is "Liar Liar" which has always being one of my favourite tracks of his. I'll see how it turns out and if I can develop it and get some decnt vocals down on it, I will hopefully see about releasing it on Monday day time. I'll see how it goes.
I am just about to spend £250 on a pair of KRK RP6 G3 speakers for using as a rear channel in my studio setup, so I can make a few 3D style muscial projects and play around with some spartital effects like you can hear in Jean Michel Jarre's Equinox 4 and the sound track to "Life Force Tenka" for the Playstation 1. I am going through a bit of a phase at the moment and listening to some of my favourite old game sound tracks like track 1 off the Aliens: Trilogy for PS1/PSX, FF7 and Life Force Tenka (which I only played the demo for as my parents wouldn't let me buy the games as it was ESRB +17 and I was only about 8 or 9 when that came out. GTA by Da Shooters is always being a firm favourite as well.
I am also thinking of getting some speaker stands to go on top of my desk to bring my studio monitors upto ear height and will buy a pair of stands for my rear channel speaker project. The cables for my rear channel, are going to be £19 each so, in total with new monitors its going to cost me around £340! I just hope the cables are fairly decent for said price and have a decent bit of sheilding on them, if not i am going to be slightly annoyed.
I really want to get a centre speaker as well for my project, but the only dedicated one I have found is a active Adam Near field monitor for £799! I am also thinking of setting up my Denon AVR-3802 as well as a pair of KEF Speakers on my desk for switching back and forth for mastering purposes, when I get around to doing this, I am not sure as I will need 1/4" jack to RCA adapters, and am only really focusing on my upgrade to 4.1 surround sound at this particuallar time.
I hope everyone is well and I hope not to many people died while trying to read this book of a post! See ya all later.