July 29th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Short Piano Piece: Dusty

This one's short but slower than what I usually make.  I was just really bored today, which doesn't really make for good inspiration but it's better than none I suppose.


Nothing special but give it a listen if you ever have some time.  I might build on it - or I might not.  Depends if I get more ideas.  Suggestions welcome though.
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July 11th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Darkerly Stormy Complete

Another song finally done.  Took a lot longer than I expected to on this and it's not quite as powerful as I wanted it to be, but it's probably one of my better ones in a long time. Tongue


As mentioned previously, this is a remake of the climax of a song I started about 3 years ago.  At the time, I didn't really know what I was doing (I still don't) nor did I have very high quality instruments (VSTs) to work with.   It took a long time to figure out what new samples to use as opposed to the Edirol VST I had in the original Darker Stormy.  A lot of the sounds I wanted to use I didn't know the names for and as a result, the song still isn't quite what I had in mind.

Those more musically inclined, I would love to know what instruments I *should* have used instead, so feel free to suggest.  Tongue  For example, most songs probably don't use piano as their primary baseline so that definitely needs swapping.. if only I knew what to swap it with.  Huh
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June 5th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Remake Started: Darkerly Stormy

I've been wanting to remake this one for a long time... Grin It just took a while (and still taking a while) to figure out what new samples to used as opposed to the Edirol VST I had in the original Darker Stormy (which was not that strong, especially in the climax).

Here's a taste for now - the sound should be noticably different, perhaps a littler darker.

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May 28th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Batch Mode Added to SMF Notify Group

Upon request, I've gone and added a batch mode for the SMF Notify Group mod.  This allows you to subscribe/unsubscribe members and groups from multiple topics/boards at once instead of going in one-by-one.

The new functionality can be found under the Batch link when you view the mod main page (click "Notify Group" on any thread/board and then "Reset"; or go to /forums/?action=notifygroup).

For SMF1, the mod has been updated to version 1.8.
For SMF2, the mod has been updated to version 2.2.

Enjoy!
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April 20th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Violin and Flute Piece: Feltip Leaf

Love having 18 units of class but no clubs to worry about - gives me so much spare time to do this random stuff.  Grin

This is just another song I picked up on after stalling for about a year.  It's a more peaceful one after my last song but seems a lot plainer.  Not really about a leaf.. though you could definitely picture one floating along here.  Just running out of ideas for names.   Huh


Thoughts and suggestions welcome as usual.  This is the first time I used East West instruments exclusively; it seems to make my songs sound unintentionally emo but I guess I'll have to figure ways around that.  -_-
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