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Primitive Technology Gold Rush? by dijit4l in PrimitiveTechnology

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're not that bright are you.

His videos are great, but the people who copy him are lacking creativity. The problem I have is that they're trying to be exactly the same and as a result are a lot worse. I'm willing to bet the videos they could make without trying to copy PT would be a lot better than their lazy imitating videos.

When trying to imitate something, you set yourself up to fail because you're trying to be something you're not. I know it's human nature to want to do something like someone else, but why does it have to be exactly the same? It doesn't, is the answer. The best way to be inspired by someone is not to copy, but to interpret. To learn from someone but still do things your way.

My point is that imitation is cheap. Originality is always best.

I have no idea what you're talking about lobsters.

Millenials are killing... eating by Lisaerien in tumblr

[–]SomethingIntangible 2 points3 points  (0 children)

at least the sun is free and can't be owned by a corporation.

Steinberg Announces VST2 Ending by Tylasno in audioengineering

[–]SomethingIntangible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

wow, thanks! That looks amazing! I'm going to start reading through it now and try my hand at it. Upon first glance it looks like just what I was talking about. It's too bad that the market isn't so interested in a standardised format though. Doesn't seem these plugins have much support outside the open source community.

Steinberg Announces VST2 Ending by Tylasno in audioengineering

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Max msp is closed source iirc. But pure data is an open source version of max msp. Unfortunately max for live is a paid upgrade. Max is a graphical programming interface with predefined objects and is like a programming equivalent of painting by numbers. No serious developer would create a plugin in max for live. It just doesn't offer enough low level control or optimisation options.

Hope that helps.

Steinberg Announces VST2 Ending by Tylasno in audioengineering

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course one can get used to it. I know I've had to. But I can see why people don't want to develop for it. I don't want to

Steinberg Announces VST2 Ending by Tylasno in audioengineering

[–]SomethingIntangible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not a stupid question. SDK is software development kit. It's the instructions or blueprint on how to create a plugin. Developers who create hosts such as cubase or live follow the rules and create the necessary connections for vsts to load and work, and vst developers follow the rules so their vst loads in these softwares.

Vst2 is a very simple protocol. Really minimal, really easy to understand, and quite a lot can be done with it. Vst3 is the attempt by Steinberg to modernise vst2 but they complicated it. The design of the protocol is no longer minimal and easy to understand in the same elegant way as vst2. Sure it can do more but they forgot to design it with developers or consumers in mind, it seems. What vst3 can do better than vst2 is niche. Really niche. Not many people are really going to reap the benefits. So all that trouble not for much? It's no wonder developers turned their noses up at vst3. The plugin industry had been booming for years before they tried to complicate it all, so with momentum vst2 just remained. It seems it will remain for years to come because the scope of what can be done with it is endless. The gimmicks that subsequent versions of the technology try to implement won't be widely adopted until they create a way to easily bridge vst2 plugins. Backward compatibility is a must. The same design paradigms are a must.

I would love an open source group to be formed for the creation of a standardised plugin format extending vst2 in a true to the original way. It would make everybody's life so much simpler. One type of plugin = less complicated for users, developers of plugins and hosts, everybody! And the ramifications would no doubt result in amazing products.

Steinberg Announces VST2 Ending by Tylasno in audioengineering

[–]SomethingIntangible 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Users don't demand things. There's little forum for such things. In reality, Developers create things and the market follows. If developers prefer to make plugins in one format over another then they'll do it. Market forces drive business choices.

Unfortunately for you, the developers matter a lot, because they (and the businesses) create the things.

Steinberg Announces VST2 Ending by Tylasno in audioengineering

[–]SomethingIntangible 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I think the problem is that vst3 is a stark contrast to the simplicity of vst2. It's an established, lightweight format. Any features that hold it back can easily be introduced to the standard without bloating it, so why bloat it? Why make developers (especially those of hosts) lives harder?

Primitive Technology Gold Rush? by dijit4l in PrimitiveTechnology

[–]SomethingIntangible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When primitive technology creates great content it has his unique character and makes me want more from him. But because copycats who are opportunists send a flood of pretty much identical videos it doesn't have the same feel. It's just like they saw something popular and copied it which isn't as cool. IF they did something unique with it, changed it, put some of their own character into it, then I'd like it more. Personally I like PT's videos and will wait for them. I won't watch copycats cause they're worth less to me than an authentic PT video. There's something nice about waiting a month and getting a surprise from PT. I don't mind waiting.

I'd actually really dislike it if PT started making too much content. The charm is in the rarity.

Never seen love for my main squeeze (Roland RH-200S) on here by SomethingIntangible in headphones

[–]SomethingIntangible[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly that's only because I have big ears. If you have normal, not Dumbo like ears, you would be fine.

Never seen love for my main squeeze (Roland RH-200S) on here by SomethingIntangible in headphones

[–]SomethingIntangible[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

just posted my review. It's an on-ear position instead of around the ear. The sound cancelling is really quite good, comfort is fine (in short <30 minute periods), and the bass you get from proximity effect is lush.

Never seen love for my main squeeze (Roland RH-200S) on here by SomethingIntangible in headphones

[–]SomethingIntangible[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

These old phones have been through a lot. 14 years ago I got them with a drum kit and they have survived being my cheap, everyday runabout ever since. I've had expensive headphones, tried other audiophile headphones, and none of them come close to the sheer enjoyment I get out of these. Somehow I always go back to them.

They are not extremely powerful or advanced but that's what I love about them. They're very sturdy, compact, cheap, and I hate to say it but they just sound warm. I have them running through a cheap audio interface headphone amp, but whatever they are connected to they still have a deep, luscious bass and clarity in the mid and high range.

The die-hard audiophiles will scoff at this, but in my opinion they are the most enjoyable headphones I've ever had. They may be a bit coloured, and they are not for mixing or mastering music by any means, but for general listening I think they kick the shit out of all other headphones in the price range and even twice or three times that.

Has anybody else had a listen with these?

Regarding the new proposed rule changes by BWF by yijunior in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm for the service change. The other two I haven't heard of, but they sound bad.

SearchTinyhouseVillages.com just launched. Contains Village finder tool with 30 filters specific to type of house and desired community Requirements to spit out list of perfect communities. I NEED YOUR HELP TO POPULATE IT. I have entered 40 villages & have long list of villages to add. Who's down? by cyfarian in TinyHouses

[–]SomethingIntangible 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Honestly, I'd love to know the difference between a "tiny house village" and a trailer park. The only difference I can find is that tiny houses are for people with the privilege of choice. I know what you mean, it seems like hipsters trying to rebrand poverty to fit their ego. Rather than get annoyed that the cost of living in a populated area is extortionately high, and jobs that pay a decent wage are either rare and competitive, or will burn you out.

I feel like tiny houses are just a way of accepting the wealth inequality of the world and convincing oneself that squeezing into a shed is ok.

I used to romanticise the idea of a tiny house years ago, until I realised the root cause of my desires. Money. That's when I went for broke and demanded a handsome raise from my job. Now I won't look back, but I am much more politically aware because, rather than become part of the problem, I would like to make a difference. I think the way to do that is to become aware.

Bored at work so I drew a little bird! by glitterynikki in IDAP

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it's gorgeous! what a handsome bird. looks full of character.

Does Badminton have that "preppy" reputation in your location? by imrestless in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible 7 points8 points  (0 children)

not really preppy in the sense that it's not the past time of the wealthy. I'm guessing you are in the US by your use of "preppy". In England I've seen all sorts of people play badminton. It's not a popular sport by an means, and a lot of the people on the scene have been introduced to badminton at an early age primarily by their parents.

London’s murder rate is lower than the USA’s 50 largest cities by DudeyMcSean in worldnews

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

to say murder rate is always referred to in a specific way is useless. one can define what they mean in many different ways. there's no one single correct way. murder rate (or any other value) can be absolute or adjusted depending on context.

London’s murder rate is lower than the USA’s 50 largest cities by DudeyMcSean in worldnews

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

rate is a function of a unit over time. in this case, murders over time.

New rich list for the UK by fearghul in unitedkingdom

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's no point in admiring the rich. We are not all temporarily poor people just waiting for our big chance to make it big. Those are the pipe dreams fed to us as kids but soon enough the crushing reality of the world wakes us up. The rich only get rich by exploiting people and the sooner we look at them with the same disdain some people have for the poor, the better.

The regular person's enemy is not the poor, the unfortunate, the disenfranchised, or the unwell. Wealth disparity, greed, and selfish mean spirit are the root causes of all our grief.

The regular person gets angry about the poor being lazy and taking welfare. The regular person gets angry about immigrants taking our jobs. The regular person gets angry that taxes are increasing. But the regular person doesn't get angry that businesses get more welfare in tax breaks than the actual welfare system? The regular person isn't angry that the company they work for pays them a fraction of what they are worth? The regular person isn't angry that the shareholders of businesses get money for doing actually fuck all?

The rich are just lazy, morally corrupt assholes who have convinced vast swathes of people that if they get welfare, steal, and break the law it's just good business. But if a poor person does any of that then they're subhuman.

London’s murder rate is lower than the USA’s 50 largest cities by DudeyMcSean in worldnews

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

Let's also realise that the United States have almost 5x the population of the UK.