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artists who use softsynths by SycopationIsNormal in softsynths

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

maybe some artists are terrible egotists that want to seem like they are not only great musicians but also great sound designers? It's almost like people don't think using a preset in a synth is like using a violin or a guitar. They're just instruments. Who gives a crap if someone else designed them. it saves time and you can focus on the music. I don't see people designing and creating their own brand new instruments every time they make an album. Nobody has the time for that.

people need to get over themselves. sound design is difficult. let the experts do it. if one is marketing themselves as a sound design genius their music must be taking a back seat. a bit like Billian and most of the neurofunk people. Barely listenable noise, but a great exercise in funny noises and decent beats.

artists who use softsynths by SycopationIsNormal in softsynths

[–]SomethingIntangible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

not sure why people would be coy about using software. not everybody has the money, space, or patience for a vintage hardware synth. especially when there are great emulations around. Just look at u-he and gforce, making faithful recreations so we can save patches on classic analog synths.

Maybe there just isn't that much interest in the instruments that are used. Most of the listener interest is in the music and artist. It makes sense if they use softsynths but then pose with hardware cause it looks cooler than being hunched over a computer. Just my guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I moved into an old squash court by reaction105 in malelivingspace

[–]SomethingIntangible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you're going to need to hang some huge sound insulation baffles, because that place must be mad echoey

How to teach a beginner for a person with experience in other racketsports? by Nicolas_vh in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As someone else said, proper grip is a great place to start because then you can't get into bad habits. Search for some videos on Youtube for grip instructions. we don't want a death grip, and it'll take a while to get used to a racket.

Hand-eye coordination is essential, and since you already play tennis you have already honed that skill. Your gf will just take time getting used to it. It's innate behaviour and hard to teach. Patience is required.

Badminton is a strange sport because shuttles don't move like balls. The rate a shuttle travels and changes speed in the air takes time too.

As someone else said, badminton is all in the wrist and doesn't transfer well between tennis and squash (for example). It'll take hitting a lot of shuttles quite badly to get a technique that works. If one is too stiff, not much will happen.

I'd recommend a lot of patience, make it fun for her, and see what she responds to. Another opinion of mine is that people get better quicker when they hit feather shuttles. They're easier to play with. But I wouldn't recommend you buy some since they're expensive and fragile (you'll get through a lot). Instead I would recommend that you research a local beginner-friendly badminton club where you can go together, play socially, and most importantly make a routine out of doing it. Because someone else organises it all, all you have to do is turn up with a racket. Playing other people and getting advice from other people will be the quickest way to improve whilst having fun.

Hope it all goes well :)

Hey r/synthesizers, why aren't we making a vinyl release? by lobster_boi in synthesizers

[–]SomethingIntangible -1 points0 points  (0 children)

equating 1500 "streams" with a sale is pretty stupid. If they're going to do that they may as well define what a stream is. does youtube count? it should count since its a very popular music streaming method, but how arbitrary that streams count towards sales. if hits on a youtube video count as streams, and it's not based on uniques but instead plays and replays (ie, one user can listen to a song 100 times whereas someone else can listen once) how does this manifest as a sale?

When you have a few million sales of physical copies, but you have billions of streams, you've got to wonder which is the dead format. I know I make losing bets, but I'd put my money on streaming and digital being the best way to get people to actually listen to stuff. Vinyl may be good for hipsters who want to pose with a dark side of the moon lp, but I don't think people are discovering new music from lps any more.

Hey r/synthesizers, why aren't we making a vinyl release? by lobster_boi in synthesizers

[–]SomethingIntangible -1 points0 points  (0 children)

doesn't mean anything. discogs is just a single company that must be growing if it's seeing all-round increases in sales. the streaming industry has seen massive uptake in recent years which accounts for a huge percentage of what one can call music revenue/sales. Let me reiterate my logic - just because niche music formats are still selling does not mean the whole industry still uses them en masse, or that they are even making a resurgence. Listening habits are overwhelmingly in the realm of portables as a majority so there's no way vinyl makes a dent in the overall market. I'm betting sales statistics don't include streaming services in their numbers, or how there have been vast changes in the ways people consume music.

Hey r/synthesizers, why aren't we making a vinyl release? by lobster_boi in synthesizers

[–]SomethingIntangible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok let me rephrase. I'm willing to bet the vast majority of people don't care about vinyl. I'm willing to bet the market is dominated by streaming, followed by digital sales, and then everything else (cd, tape, vinyl) is a tiny fraction of a percentage.

I guess the question should be, what's the point? If it's to actually sell to people outside the /r/synthesizers circle, then I think there are much better ways to do it that are less open to abuse. If it's to circle jerk then go ahead and more power to you.

Personally, I'd like to see a similar idea executed as a reddit-based, synth-music, cooperative, independent label. A not-for-profit effort with a sole purpose of expanding the synthesizer community. Encouraging people to make music and compete to create the best stuff with their gear to be featured on a regular basis.

imo that'd be much better.

Mumble Rap put to shame. by StudyABrod in videos

[–]SomethingIntangible -1 points0 points  (0 children)

good analogy. it's true, r/videos just likes interesting things. if someone is really talented at something it'd be on the front page. I remember that hopsin diss track about mumble rappers getting on here once. people love having a moan

Looking for doubles racket Jetspeed S12 VS Astrox 88 S by lesliegarfunkel in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I'm very confused about many things that you said. Is English not your first language?

Evolution of the Douchebag through the years. by QTheMuse in videos

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was thinking 2010's douche was going to be the exaggerated rapper who just makes themselves look as ridiculous as possible to get likes on instagram

What to do when opponents target your partner during games? by moosesdontmoo in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely. Consistent play has saved me many times against much better players. I don't have a powerful smash, super tight drops, or crazy tricks/deceptions, so the ability to keep the shuttle in and great defences are my strong areas. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What to do when opponents target your partner during games? by moosesdontmoo in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, I do get a lot of great games at my other clubs luckily. I go along to club nights at the dominating club, and other clubs all over the South East of England.

What to do when opponents target your partner during games? by moosesdontmoo in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know, this is what I thought. I should still get better at returns of serve accuracy.

Once they realised the weaker player there wasn't really much I could do. Other than making my partner play at the front but that would be mean. Instead I just tried to anticipate when they were doing a drop shot and jump at it from my defensive position. My partner tends to hang back too far in defence so I jumped in front of him a few times and killed a few loose drops, but once they clear or smash to him it's pretty much just errors.

The league I play in is very mismatched since there aren't many teams. One club dominates.

What to do when opponents target your partner during games? by moosesdontmoo in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a weaker partner this season, and if I played a net-shot on return I'd have to go to the net which left my partner at the back. That wasn't good because he didn't have a good smash. Alternatively if I lifted the opponents would smash or drop at my partner so that's a no-no. I resorted to trying to push serves to the tram lines but was not very good at doing it accurately. The opponents had good serves that tumble so it just went everywhere.

[UK] Cyclist taken out by a transit van by joe378 in Roadcam

[–]SomethingIntangible 18 points19 points  (0 children)

bicycles don't have to use cycle paths if they are present. my rule of thumb is to always cycle on the road because cycle paths are crap. roads are maintained much better than cyclepaths. there's always stones, branches, and mud in cycle lanes and the far left gutter of roads so it's best to avoid.

Seems almost no care or attention is used when designing cyclepaths. My old neighbourhood had one right in the door-zone of parked cars for a mile. Many complained, but nothing was done. No cyclists were consulted in the creation of that cyclepath. Makes me wonder if any cyclists are consulted about any cyclepaths.