Fashion vs. Music!
saturday night i learned a new phrase...potato sackin. it's when you mack it to a girl that is wearing a potato sack dress and in the back of your head all you want to do is sack her. or, maybe race down a nice green lawn with an equally horrendous potato sack.
JLo i guess is the one who wears a sack pretty well...
Some other females try to rock it like this:
and of course the low budget flavor:
today i bought some kicks... ali adidas
i got a good deal 19.99, plus CA tax and some gasolina!
ok, and now for the music portion...
as promised i said i'd explain a lil about my Alicia Key's remix.
basically there's a style of music floating around called GLITCH.
it's made it's way to LA in the form of dj EDIT and the glitch Mob
a free VST called Glitch is available that transforms audio.
Get it HERE.
dBlue the programmer writes: Glitch chops up your audio in real-time and applies a variety of effects which can either be chosen at random, manually sequenced, or a mixture of both. The sounds it generates range from quite subtle to extremely bizarre, depending on how much you tweak the controls.
for the track I basically programmed a slow beat using a synth drum VST called e-phonic - Drumatic
get it HERE
essentially the entire drum track runs through the glitch software...
the main Reason i use Reaper is because it allows me to simulate DJ tricks using the VST on/off (see pic below) as well as the mute/solo buttons...i do similar things that i would use a crossfaders in order with to make the drums drop out or to drop out the VST's effect.
here's the thing though...Reaper does something truly unique for such a light program...back in the days before DAWS every time you did a mixdown on an analog board you and an engineer and your book of notes and pencil and tape would, in real time, perform a mix...at such and such time inthe song pan or volume fade or hit solo or hit mute...etc...once this was printed to tape...if you effed up a mix you have to go back and re do that edit...or splice things in later. Reaper has a feature for REALTIME mix downs meaning...while the song plays in real time it renders your manual edits so if you have a controller you can perform your mix down instead of using automation tools...so essentially i can perform mixdowns in real time and each is unique.
i could automate...but this is fun and keeps me in the DJ mode that i like to be in.
the main problem i had was using a PIII 1.13 mhz T23 running XP with 512mb of ram...great for Serato because i have access to a bunch of old T23's (i roll with two in case one breaksdown) and they are cheap but not so great for multitrack audio and effects. i've since upgraded to a 1.7mhz P4 T42 with 768mb of ram.