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Analog (hands-on) workflow or Digital (mouse click) workflow...Which is better?

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Whether one prefers the sound of an analog oscillator over a digital plug-in that emulates them or not, is naturally very subjective. It's not a matter of fact but a matter of taste. Of course, being able to twiddle knobs and bang pads are more tactile experience than 'penciling-in' midi data on a DAW, but at the end of the day, if the artist can produce great sounding music then the process doesn't matter.

The more important questions to ask are:
1. Does it sound good to YOU?
2. Do you enjoy the process (Is the workflow actually working for you)?

If the answers are yes then you are succeeding!

If your music is already a success, then why would you need to share it and be judged by someone else?

-Art needs audience-

Here is a thought to entertain: Making money does not have to be the measure of "how successful you are" especially with the art of making/playing music. HOWEVER, let me ask you, are you trying to get money/make substantial living out of your act…

ALMA

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ALMA - A story about the murder of man's spirit -
Animation & Illustrations by Senor Danger Story written by SRCFLP Co-written by Rigel Yaluk Vocals by Aimi Shibata Directed by Rook Murao

138 Million

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Los Angeles
“We are here to end the homeless problem” said the man in the high position. His announcement was coming from a public radio news coverage. 
At this point of June 2nd of 2017, they've spent half of the $138M proposal to end homelessness in Los Angeles. The other remaining half was suppose to come from selling properties owned by commercial businesses and government sector. None of them have been sold so far (The news reporter said, those in charge were not able to sell them like they expected).
A thought crosses my mind.
A homeless person not having the will to work (perhaps due to drug addiction or psychological illness), cannot be able to take full advantage of an opportunity. Even if it were handed to them like “Here you go, here is your new house”, it is likely to get trashed up, not taken care of, if they are still abusing drugs; they may decide to go back out on the street and score, not even live in the house.
What would be more effective then?
One way I see mo…

Clockwork (Part1)

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Time... does it work against us or for us?

First, there's the linear concept of time.
It moves forward; everything is in chronological order.
The perception is, time does not stop for anyone. We are all treated equally, whether your rich, poor, man, woman, child, elder, sick, healthy. Whoever, whatever.
It is fair.
But it can also seem very cold; time keeps ticking until comes the time to die.

Now, death can be scary for anyone. It is when everything ends as we know it.
But because it is the realm of an unknown, some people believe death is the beginning of an "afterlife". Science has yet to prove that realm, so it's open for the great plain of imagination.

It is no coincidence that time, is often viewed as the grim reaper, the bestower of death, where time is the ominous enemy, the ender of life. Time becomes something that instills fear in us.
If it had a physical form, it may look something like this ...

[artwork by Yumai]
And this, is the frame of reference for th…

Organizing Vibrations is Making Music

Music, they say, is organized sound.
And we know sound is vibration. So in turn, music is organized vibrations.
Following that logic, "good music" then, is a collection of organized "good vibrations" and that case would be true for a pure mathematical equation. But just as there are many people, there are just as many different ways of interpreting. If we suppose that there are "good" types of vibrations, we must also suppose, there are the not-good ones or "bad". Interestingly, “bad vibrations” to some are “good vibrations”, so it's a matter of perception, the precise reason why music is subjective.

Taking reason into account, a preference prefers good over bad. So this begs another question, how do we let what we perceive as a bad vibration, pass thru us quickly as possible, so we can let the good ones in?

By not lingering or clinging onto "bad vibes" within ourselves, it will eventually move on because vibration comes from ener…

Dada ism x modern art

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I always wondered what Dada and Dadaism meant.
So I decided to Google it.

I came across this video that explains it as "something need not be explained, rather something you can make out of yourself". Dang... ok.
I like the f*you attitude and weirdness of it though.
So I decided to keep watching.

Dada boils down to "a movement of protest".
The Dada movement was a protest against the barbarism of World War I, "the bourgeois interests that Dada adherents believed inspired the war, and what they believed was an oppressive intellectual rigidity in both art and everyday society."
Basically, "good art" was determined by the same rich powerful people that causes wars; along with other things like slavery, brutality, mass murder, etc. so Dadaism said why let these people decide what's "good" when they themselves live to destroy and create what is "evil". We are not going to participate or respect their opinion or rules to what &q…

What about Hiphop..."Musical development" of babies?

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First thing's first, I love Hiphop. The lyrics and dispositions of the greatest Hiphop artists and their artistry are astounding accomplishments for humanity. So recently, when one parent I know shot down Hiphop on its "musicality" and talked negatively of its influence on infants at the subatomic level, it got me thinking.

Do you recall that experiment where they took an amplified speaker and pointed it towards a glass of water, then played various music (towards the glass of water), and examined it through a microscope to see what happens to it?

Turns out, the water that was showered with Classical music formed harmonious beautiful shapes (like a snow flake) and ones that were showered with Heavy Metal music became shattered, fractured, broken shapes.

The theory was that, our bodies are made mostly of water, so the "sounds" we shower the body with will certainly have a similar effect on it at the subatomic, or at least, the microscopic level; on our hea…