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Elders React to Vocaloid

I do sometimes wonder how people who are not well-versed in Vocaloid (or at least in anime) think when they hear a Vocaloid song, especially one featuring Hatsune Miku (since she is the Vocaloid I now use exclusively).  It never dawned on me that perhaps someone should create a video with senior citizens experiencing Vocaloid music for the first time.

…then tonight, I found two such videos on YouTube.  To say that their reactions are classic would be an understatement 🙂

These are particularly relevant for me right now, as I am in the middle of a Vocaloid project with Hatsune Miku – one which actually sounds to me as if it should have been included on the Paprika soundtrack:

If all goes well, I will be able to complete the composition part of this project over the weekend or early next week, and have the final mix completed and released before Xmas…

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Donald Trump Topples Crazy Frog as The Most Annoying Thing in the World

“The prosecution rests, Your Honor.”

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Impressions on Native Instruments’ New Velvet Lounge Maschine Expansion

Native Instruments has released a new future soul Maschine Expansion: Velvet Lounge – here are my thoughts on this expansion, including how I am using it in a new project.

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Mixing with Free Plugins

Point Blank’s weekly Friday Forum Live! series yesterday devoted an episode to using free plug-ins for mixing.  I already knew about 40% of these, and it was good to learn about many others.  If possible, best to watch this on a two-monitor computer or watch on one computer/tablet and keep a Web browser open on another computer – that enables watching on one screen and downloading the plug-ins from another screen/device.

The one thing I would add is that, while not technically “free” since a magazine purchase is involved, Computer Music always includes a lot of free plug-ins, both instruments and effects, on the DVD which comes with each issue.  Of these, I find that I use ReverberateCM (reverb) and TransectorCM (transient shaping) most often.

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The Muppets Make a Music Video

…with Lindsey Sterling 🙂   I like her music overall, and The Muppets are purely timeless, so their combination is simply wonderful in my opinion 😉

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