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IF I'm attending Fanime, I may attend as Ranma Saotome.

(Yeah, I know, not exactly a confident post, but... right now things are iffy on if I'm able to attend.)
Forum Games / Re: WISH CORRUPTER!!!!! 2.0
April 14, 2009, 11:47:57 AM
Granted! They fire you first.

I wish my singing voice was always in top shape.
On another forum I visit, I had an idea to gather the songs of a few 'local' independent Eurobeat producers and fans, and put them into a podcast. It's finally done and I'm rather proud of what we Eurobeat fans can do. It's currently not on iTunes... YET. ;3

Here's the link to the forum thread with the download:
And for you lazies, here's the actual download link(s).
Mirror 1 -
Mirror 2 -

I did the between-song banter. It's my first podcast so... please be gent— I mean, please enjoy it as much as you can. :3
Quote from: Kazuko on March 25, 2009, 05:48:00 PM
dear lord they scare the bejeebus out of me but I have met very nice kogal in Japan
Indeed. But their taste in music is quite nice.
"Midisoft Studio 4".
Look it up... carefully.
It's definitely beyond the expected! Almost an avant-garde/comedy feel to it, if that's what you're going for (and if that made any sense).

If you were going for something a bit more "mainstream", may I recommend using a MIDI sequencer and clicking in the notes/quantizing them to a tighter rhythm? The drums/programming seems like it was played in... which is good for some moments but tends not to sound so great when it's the very basis on which a song is laid down. Using that will make the drums sound a bit more mechanical, but at the very least it'll sound a bit more structured.
I may NOT be able to attend on the 8th, due to not knowing how my scheduling will be with my 'new' job (I'm back to bagging). I'd like to go, but it may not be feasible.
Quote from: PyronIkari on February 24, 2009, 12:05:10 AM
[Technical information about Dampening here... by the way, the explanation was very understandable. :) ]
Short of it, sorry kid, their ain't nothin that can be done. The vocal dampering serves a major purpose, and the hit to the music is something you have to cope with(which shouldn't be a problem if you really know the song you're singing). This is a competition and your lack of knowledge on the song will show even more, so try harder.
Fair enough. A little bit of a bummer, but I can definitely manage.
I haven't seen it yet... if I'm able to go on the 8th, I'd be down for it.
It's true that vocal dampening allows the judges to hear the singer better... but if the singer him/herself can't hear the song very well, what good is it unless they have perfect pitch? If the quality were lowered but the singer could still hear, then there'd be very little issue, and certainly not the problem I had and saw others have. Unfortunately, the dampening seems to hit volume AS WELL as quality.

That said, ultimately you make a good point. I did have one non-karaoke track that wasn't entirely raped of volume, so perhaps it was just poor luck on my end in terms of audio 'location' (in terms of stereo, most vocals are placed in the middle; some instruments are middle-only as well) in the less fortunate instance.

(Eurobeat has surprisingly low numbers of Karaoke versions of the songs... J-Euro, no problem, but Eurobeat tends to suffer...)
If'n you ain't the granddaddy of all liars,
Think of the little creatures in nature
They don't know that they're ugly
That's very funny, a fly marrying a bumblebee

I told you I'd shoot, but you didn't believe me!!
Hello boys and girls! This is your old pal Stinky Wizzleteats! This is a song about a whale. NO!!! This is a song about being happy! That's right, it's the happy happy joy joy song.

Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

General Convention Discussion / Re: SLeeping schedule?
February 22, 2009, 10:22:16 PM
Arrive about 8'ish, leave about 10 or 11ish. Sleep from 12 to 6, sometimes even earlier (say, 11 on some nights).

I like sleep, and haven't seen much need for the later-night attractions.
Live Programming and Events / A request for Karaoke 2009
February 22, 2009, 10:05:47 PM
In previous years, I have used both karaoke and non-karaoke tracks in my competition. The karaoke songs worked well, and when the staff wasn't notified that the file WASN'T Karaoke, it worked out fine. ("Running in the 90's" was a fine example of this for me)

When they DID know it was Karaoke, the quality was raped, I couldn't hear jack, and ultimately I couldn't sing on key to a song I couldn't hear. It's consistent.

May I request the option to NOT vocal-dampen non-karaoke songs? The cold, hard fact of the matter is, in some cases it'll be impossible to find a karaoke version of every song someone could sing in this competition; and when they DO just use the non-karaoke version, 9/10 times it's destroyed by the vocal dampening to a point where it just doesn't work, particularly in terms of volume. I saw many of my competitors motioning for the staff to bump up the volume, which occasionally was rewarded but ultimately served little to help. Perhaps what would fix the matter better is a slight increase of volume in the microphone.

I really have searched for the "official" karaoke versions of these songs (seeing as those are the only accepted variety) that I'd like to sing, but... they just aren't there to be found. I don't want to be shot down in the competition due to audio issues, either. Instead of facing that quandry, couldn't we just free up the option to sing with the file un-dampened? If I'm the only person with this issue, I'll stand down.
8th would be best. I need to spend more time in San Jose, actually...
Quote from: Kazuko on February 10, 2009, 08:53:45 PM
Quote from: zoupzuop2 on February 10, 2009, 08:30:28 PM
Urgh, I'd need a "major" to let me in... screw being 19. You're only "legal" before you're legal. ><
what the gay? I thought you were my age D< you suck <3
I was for a little while. Then you got older. ><

Wait... why would you have that little number in such immediate reference? :U
Urgh, I'd need a "major" to let me in... screw being 19. You're only "legal" before you're legal. ><
Incredible Stuff I can Make / Re: I Make Eurobeat. :3
February 10, 2009, 08:18:03 PM
New choon. You know the drill.
Something of note:

If you're desperate to not pay so much for a hotel, look to Santa Cruz. Scotts Valley is tricky, but the price for the Best Western is a bit much (about the same $100 you'd already be paying) and the Hilton is a freaking CASTLE. Santa Cruz, on the other hand, has a SLEW of very cheap hotels (though certainly not the best), and it's not a far reach to take the HW17 Express from Santa Cruz to San Jose. Ultimately, if you pay low at the hotels and buy Day passes for the VTA Bus every day, you could save a few bucks grand total.

That's if you're REALLY scrapin', though.
Quote from: Kazuko on February 07, 2009, 12:43:58 AM
...and B) Games and food oh joy its like chuck E Cheese but for grownups and with actually edible FOOD

Depending on the day I may be up for this. Also depends on cashola, I should be working again by the time this gets worked out, so...

Oh, and:

Quote from: bahamutknightzero on February 05, 2009, 03:23:33 PM
Wow, what's next, you can't enter without an adult unless you're 40? 65? 100?
I can see it now...
"Hey, thanks for letting me into Dave & Buster's!"
"No prob—"
"Why don't you have a seat over there, sir?"