Tuesday, December 30, 2014

This Blog Is Dead

Really. It's not just that I haven't posted in nearly a year. It's that the reasons that I was posting are not here anymore, and there are no new ones. So I'm going to give anyone checking this place out the courtesy of knowing that this blog is officially dead.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Video Editing

I've recently been studying the science of THERE ARE NO GOOD VIDEO EDITORS FOR LINUX! It's kind of annoying.

LazerBlade's Funhouse episode 2 (LMMS Revival) was a grotesque pain to edit, because openshot literally had a 50/50 chance of crashing every time I did anything. That video wasn't even that complicated. The one I'm shooting right now however, is several levels more complicated, and I'm not prepared to deal with the crashiness of Openshot or PiTiVi while trying to edit it.

And yes, I know Lightworks has a free version for Linux. The problem is, they only have a 64-bit version, which means I'll need to install a 64-bit distro alongside my 32-bit one (since I run 32-bit because a number of things have broken 64-bit versions). This completely defeats the purpose of a Linux video editor, because if I wanted to reboot every time I wanted to edit videos, I could just reboot into my Windows installation.

Maybe PiTiVi has cleaned up its act since I phased it out in the end of Music Hacker season 2? Let me try it...

Nope. It's broken to the point where it's not even arguably usable. Maybe it's just some idiosyncrasy with my setup, but the effect is the same. I now have to go learn a new video editor, and then be doomed to reboot every time I want to do video editing.

I am so miffed that I wrote a rant that was long enough that it seemed out of place for a little Google+ blip, so I wrote a small but whole blog post about it.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

To Split a Channel

Now I have two YouTube channels. I'll be keeping Music Hacker on my primary channel, along with any full tracks. On my new second channel, however, I will be doing a ton of stuff.

There is a high likelihood that I'll be bringing Music Hacker back to a more serious tone since LazerBlade's Funhouse should be all the onstage crazy I need. Keep in mind that both the LazerBlade of classic Music Hacker and the LazerBlade of cupcake nuthouse land are simply projected personas. They are there for the amusement of me and my viewers.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Music Hacker: Aversion of Trial and Error

I literally spent years doing this wrong before I figured it out. The point of this episode is to help other beginners spend less time in annoyed trial and error before they figure it out.

I have a special surprise planned for next week...

Also, this post gets five points for conciseness... conciseness is a very unwieldy word.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

New album and new track

I am officially making it official. I am producing a new album with a working title of "Glamtastic". The plan is to make a bunch of hot pink glam tracks infused with LazerBlade synth work. What is probably going to be the main track of the album was just released today.

This track is the first of mine in years to be produced with FL Studio. I really could have made this exactly as it is with LMMS, but with FL Studio is was much easier and quicker.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Music Hacker - The Chippity Whippities

A lot of people asked for  Chiptune tuts, and I happen to like making Chiptune. So here's to an episode that I hope is good.

Tune in next week for my first FL Studio track in quite awhile.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Music Hacker - I've Always Wanted to Do This

Today's episode of Music Hacker is one that I've been wanting to do since about halfway through season 2. Now that it's here, I hope it's up to snuff.

I've been able to keep up my bi-weekly schedule so far, but it's no easy task and I will have to put some effort in to make sure I don't fall behind. Things seem to be manageable though, so I'm optimistic about it.