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Lyrics / Re: Lyrics 2011/12/30
« Last post by Jay Reynolds on January 02, 2012, 11:25:24 AM »
We're not victims of a totalitarian regime
We're just cogs in a giant money making machine

I really like how these lines flow.
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Lyrics / Re: Lyrics 2011/12/30
« Last post by Jay Reynolds on January 02, 2012, 11:19:25 AM »

We just keep on working to line the pockets of the corrupt   
We just keep believing one day we might be rich, too   
But it's never gonna happen to someone honest like me or you

Lots of syllables.  Difficult.

What about this sort of thing:

So, keep working hand to mouth for the corrupt
And keep on thinking that you'll be rich, too
Yeah, it's never gonna happen for a sucker like you



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Lyrics / Re: Lyrics 2011/12/30
« Last post by Jay Reynolds on January 02, 2012, 10:35:39 AM »

Exactly the same tactics in UC Berkley as in Damascus
Mace in the face and a nightstick to the head

Might roll better:

Exactly the same tactics in Berkeley and Damascus
Mace in the face and SWAT boots in our asses

Edit:

Much the same tactics in Davis and Damascus


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Mixes / stripped down
« Last post by Jay Reynolds on January 02, 2012, 10:23:19 AM »
Hey, I gave the original mix several listens through, and then stripped it down to just the main vox to see if I could get a feel for a groove against the lyrics.   Assuming G minor, I was careful to keep the flat 5th in the original, thought it sounded pretty interesting - oh, and the mallet bass reminded me of an anvil. 

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INSTRUCTIONS / How to contribute
« Last post by Ollie Rankin on January 01, 2012, 06:43:36 PM »
Depending on what it is you want to contribute, there are different specific ways to go about it. Please stick to these simple guidelines unless you have a better idea. In that case, please raise the idea and let us discuss it and we'll consider changing the rules.
  • Ideas
    • Words
      If you have an idea that want to share, that can be expressed with words, then please just post it in the appropriate forum. Take the few seconds required to find the right forum board and thread to post in, so that it contributes to the existing conversation.
    • Images
      If you require a picture to convey your meaning, you'll find you can attach images to forum posts.
    • Links
      By all means link to things that are relevant, but please don't spam this forum or use it as a vehicle for self-promotion.
  • Content
    We're looking right now at the best way to share large files. Here are the current proposed practices:
    • Recordings (Individual instrument tracks/Separates/Stems)
      • Please try and minimise the size of audio files to begin with. I know we all like to have 32bit, 192kHz wave files to work with as source material, but 16bit and 44.1 is usually good enough - and sometimes you can get away with much less. Often a high quality mp3 is good enough. Another way to reduce the size of files is to provide only a single repetition of any looped or repeated audio.
      • If you have destructive effects on a recording, please also provide a version with the effects switched off.
      • Audio files can be attached to forum posts though at some stage this might exceed our storage limit and before that happens we'll need a plan B.
      • If you can host the files on your own server, please do so and place links in the forum post to the files on your server.
    • Projects
      I and a few of the others here use Ableton Live which supports packaging an entire project up into an easily-transportable archive. We encourage Live users to provide the whole project and are open to others posting the project file for their preferred software. Remember that you can't assume anyone downloading the project has the same custom plugins you have, so any tracks that rely on third party software extensions should be written out as audio files.
    • Mixes (and remixes)
      Please upload your mix to soundcloud.com or some similar service that, like soundcloud, offers an embeddable widget for playback. I prefer soundcloud because it has an HTML5 widget that will play on non-flash devices, such as iPads and iPhones.
      Also, once you upload the mix to soundcloud, you can add it to our group:
      http://soundcloud.com/groups/the-99-song-mixes
    • Video (clips and edits)
      Please upload any video to vimeo.com or a similar site and link to it in the forum.
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Mixes / Re: nic-b remix hot off the press
« Last post by Ollie Rankin on January 01, 2012, 05:33:26 PM »
Wow! Love it, Nic. My girlfriend and I are bopping along to it while I type this.

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Recordings / Re: Separates 2011/12/30 (Updated to add dry versions)
« Last post by Jay Reynolds on January 01, 2012, 05:29:32 PM »
Cool - thanks, Ollie!

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Lyrics / Re: Lyrics 2011/12/30
« Last post by Ollie Rankin on January 01, 2012, 05:23:43 PM »
I'm thinking of changing the first verse like so:

The rich get richer and the rest of us get screwed<-- We don't all admit to being poor and I want it to be inclusive
While bankers bring home billions, millions barely bring home food
The middle class shrinks; our investments run dry <-- not in love with this line, but again, going for inclusiveness
And I, for one, am wondering why
While the rich get richer the rest of us don't rise up <-- doesn't flow as well in this line, tho I like the alliteration
We just keep on working to line the pockets of the corrupt
We just keep believing one day we might be rich, too
But it's never gonna happen to someone honest like me or you
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Mixes / nic-b remix hot off the press
« Last post by nic-b on January 01, 2012, 05:19:10 PM »
hey, been listening to this looping round all day and there are some good and some bad things going on, anyway I will bother to sort it out properly at some point but for now:
... damn doesn't want to attach here.
here's a link to soundcloud:

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Recordings / Re: Separates 2011/12/30 (Updated to add dry versions)
« Last post by Ollie Rankin on January 01, 2012, 05:11:31 PM »
Live usually does try and do something smart and it's seldom quite as smart as it thinks it is. For instance it has probably miscalculated the bpm (which should be exactly 94.0) and put in a bunch of warp markers and is slightly re-timing the clips. In fact I just did what you described and it did do exactly that.

If you toggle off the "Warp" switch in the Sample section of the properties panel and set Start to 0 0 0 in each case, they will all line up like they're supposed to.

And yes, I think it's a good idea to bundle the whole Live project up and offer it as a separate download.
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