When “Pokemon” was first released in Japan, there was an odd phenomenon between children ages 7-12, particularly in those using headphones to listen to the sound effects. Increase of nosebleeds, irritability, insomnia, and addiction to the game, playing for hours and hours on end and crying to the point of vomiting when the opportunity was taken away.
Roughly 70% of these cases ended in suicide.
In almost every case of the aforementioned symptoms, despite gameplay time recorded to the limit of the internal clock, the game had not progressed further than “Lavender Town”.
A closer analysis of the game revealed a tone in the audio of the music for “Lavender Town” at a pitch undetectable by fully developed human ear drums. Within weeks every unsold copy of the “first edition” the game were recalled silently and the game was re-released with re-mastered audio for “Lavender Town”.
The widely known version is said to be missing three extra tones, as well as the unique, binaural tone of the first edition, although this is unconfirmed due to the rarity of working first edition copies; in the known few that remain, the internal clock and ‘battery save’ have all timed out and ceased function, and in many cases the game will freeze upon entering any battle.
The audio post above is the original file that was heard by these children.
omg I read through this like ‘what fucking bullshit’ and then pressed play and I think I just died
I had the exact same impression, then once I listened to it (I had a friend over, I’m thirteen, she’s sixteen) I felt like my temperature rose about 10 degrees and I couldn’t cool off no matter what I did. On top of that I started shaking a lot. Like uncontrollably. About halfway in I started having a lot of difficulties with my balance, my vision was slightly blurry, and I couldn’t properly control my fingers. Afterwards I had a severe headache that took quite awhile to get rid of. The friend I had over had an extremely similar reaction.
TL;DR: It wasn’t lying.
Well played…. Well played.
It took me over… I don’t remember what happened.
This brings back painful, painful memories. My parents had to get a psychologist to help break me out of the trance the song originally put me in, just listening to this again makes me spine shutter.
Why do countries always have a different name outside their native language?
Like, why do we call Deutschland Germany? Why do we call Suomi Finland and Nihon Japan and Ísland Iceland? When did that happen and why do we need to reinvent the names of other countries? I mean, it’s one thing when…
Holy narf dude, like I’ve wondered the exact same thing. Aside from possible difficulties in pronouncing certain county’s names it makes no sense why people don’t call a country what the country calls itself.
(This is the straw that’s broken the camels back, pipebomb sequence initiate).
BroNYCon = An overrated, over hyped and poorly executed, pathetic excuse for a con that bronies go to because it’s the THING to go to.
That, and it also…
Make a big statement calling someone out for their behavior in public. Ask that he not see it. If you’re going to make a point, you should at least follow through with it, that last sentence kills a lot of the power this rebuttal would have if you were willing to see through your point. Otherwise you just look silly making a statement that you don’t appear to want to see through.
Why do people have a problem with FL? It’s a good program, it does the same things that Ableton does. Imo if you’ve already…
If you want to know…
1) Drum layering SUCKS on FL. You can’t apply effects on the individual drums and then effects on all of them at the same time. 2) Speaking of effects, you’re limited in how many you can use. Plus, parallel effects processing is a chore. 3) Producing recorded music is a bitch. 4) Automation clips are also poorly handled. If I were to put my dubstep into FL, it would be absolutely ridiculous how much space is eaten by automation clips. 5) It makes it far too easy to get into horrendous mixing habits. You start with a limiter on the master, for crying out loud. 6) Freezing tracks is not really an option. Instead, there’s a complicated process of exporting and saving a new file to preserve the old data.
Overall, the only things I miss are the onboard LFO and the Soundgoodizer.
1. OMFG, LMMS ACTUALLY DOES SOMETHING BETTER THAN FL.
2. LMMS has *NO* limits on how many you can stack.
3. Idk if you mean “produce using recorded instruments,” but I never record my guitar and then go produce, that’s just a terrible idea. I always produce like the drum track first AND THEN go record the guitar. I can worry about how my drums work with the guitar afterward because they’re easier to change. With guitar, you have to re-record.
4. Automation clips in LMMS are a bit better handled imho. You can have multiple automation clips on a single line which is great as long as you don’t have like ten layered over each other and causing a big mess. LMMS does automation in integrated strips of levels instead of curves like in FL, so if you wanted, you could draw it down to the precise floating point number of accuracy. If you are lazy like me than you can use an oscillator controller to automatically make the wubs match beat properly and change the speed with automation (note: this latter part is where it falls short, because the automation kinda breaks and needs to be better coded).
5. … Fuck, it does, and I’m in bad mixing habits, apparently. Good thing LMMS does not start you with a limiter on the master! :D Now I wish I knew how to properly mixdown stuff.
6. Freezing is an option on LMMS for everything that isn’t in the Beat/Pattern window. You can just drag instruments to the main track and freeze them there.
The things about LMMS that make it suck are:
1. It’s not for Mac. Sorry fellas.
2. Automation is wonky in a couple spots.
3. Windows and Linux versions have some key differences in how they operate and what effects they include, so they’re not always 100% compatible.
4. REALLY ugly.
5. Crashes more frequently (save often and know your computer’s limitations).
After making 50 songs I kinda know what LMMS can handle and what really turns its CPU usage way up, so I guess I’m really fast and efficient and I have a lot of control in the program compared to FL. FL just makes some insane noises. It’s better as a noise-making machine than a song editor studio deal. I feel like LMMS is actually, well, better for actually producing music. That’s really how I honestly feel.
3) As in produce rock or other things that rely on lots of recorded instruments. I did “November” in FL — that was a nightmare. The ridiculously large number of little recorded bits was what put me off of FL. That, and for some reason, every single little recorded sample and automation clips for crying out loud appear as playable instruments in the Pattern View. That Pattern View gets really cluttered really quickly, and if you want to add a synth or a drum after you’ve done some recording, well, good luck finding it once you stick it in there. And then there was a problem where one of my drum loops triggered an automation clip by accident and the balances were all over the place and it just wasn’t a very happy time.
FL studio is good enough for Spor, Receptor and Bass Modulators. My 2 favorite DnB producers and one of my favorite hardstyle producer duo. If its able to make music like
Ableton also has its own problems aswell, in the end it doesn’t matter what DAW you use. Use the one you prefer.
Case and point different DAW’s are good at different things, there’s a time and a place for FL, but it’s not in the world of dubstep or rock (unless you like to make things difficult for yourself).
Figuring since everyone else is explaining what’s good and bad about their DAW’s I’ll list out things about Pro Tools (I run version 8).
GREAT for recorded music, it has to be one of the best DAW’s for recording live inputs, not to mention the external hardware a lot of different versions of it comes with cuts latency down a loooot.
Simple interface - basically every basic action that you’d do in a DAW can be found in two windows, mix and edit - so you don’t have to go hunting through tons of windows just to find how to add a plugin (one of my major qualms with FL studio).
Chopping audio is REALLY FREAKING EASY. I know a lot of people have to do their audio chopping for sampling in that sort of thing in other programs like Audacity, with Pro Tools it’s easy to do all that sort of editing directly in an audio track. Honestly chopping/manipulating audio in Pro Tools seems easier then editing.
I’m not the best judge on this, but from what I hear Pro Tools is great for mastering work. I currently lack the tools for mastering so /shrug
The tools in it for beat matching are MARVELOUS. With the “beat detective” function inside it you can easily do things ranging from chopping up audio into sections based upon the beat of it to quantize your horrible out of time guitar playing to finding the tempo of an already existing drum loop so you can try to match it up, and even more. I’ve only recently started using it but it’s like a godsend for anyone who tends to have difficulty keeping time when they record themselves.
As NotACleverPony described working with midi in it once: “like performing precision surgery with hydrogen bombs.” The piano roll can be a bit daunting and the tools to work with MIDI aren’t generally the most friendly in comparison to other programs. Because of this for the longest time I did all my composition in Guitar Pro, but I’ve more recently broke myself of this habit, it’s not the same if you don’t have the sounds right there at your disposal when you’re composing which leads to a be bunch of annoying work slamming the sounds into the composition, often I’d thing my midis sounded better then the songs themselves.
Simple Interface: yeah it makes things easy to find, but at the same time can also make things even more of a pain in the arse to find once you get a ton of layers going. Now when I’m working on a song, I typically have anywhere from 20 to 40 separate layers for instruments, drums, etc. when all is said and done. So what does this mean? Well they’re all jammed into the same window with the same scroll bar shown at the same time, so it can make things quite a bit of a pain to work with at times.
Not very good for laziness - you know how when you click the FL icon, BZZZNG! FL pops up? Eeeeenope, I click the PT icon and I end up having to wait like…. idk, 2 or 3 minutes at times for everything to start up and initialize. Not to mention it has no export to Mp3 option in 8 unless you have like the extremely expensive version, it’s just a minor inconvenience really but it blocks my laziness.
External Hardware - It makes things record nice and fast with no latency and takes audio/digital conversion off my comp’s horrible sound card, pretty good eh? Well I can’t run it WITHOUT the hardware at all, it’s basically like a dongle except it’s larger and you have to lug it around with you, even if you have no real need for it at that time. Not to mention every time I lightly bump the USB connection the WHOLE THING SHUTS DOWN, noooo they couldn’t just have a “Reconnect” option, I have to actually save my project file then and there, shut it down and then restart it wasting another 2 or 3 minutes of my life.
NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS NO FREE VSTS. In one of the biggest dick moves to hobbyists ever, Digidesign thought it’d be a good idea to make Pro Tools only compatible with their own special plugin format, RTAS. Since PT is the industry standard most very big expensive and great sounding plugins I cannot afford come in this format easily, but none of the many good sounding and effective plugins that people release for free that can sound just as good if you’re resourceful enough don’t. There’s literally like no free RTAS plugins, the only ones I’ve ever come across being NI’s Kontakt, Reaktor and Guitar Rig players (which btw you should like totally pick up if you want free stuff).
So, there is currently great division in Australia’s majority government. For those unfamiliar with our politics, part way through his term of office our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was ousted by his party and replaced by our current P.M. Julia Gilliard. At the moment, the media is hyping up…
Now, I’m not so happy with this. Beyond the fact that the ALP (formerly leftist) is now wishy-washy on their political direction, they’re also not working well as a party. I’m an avid hater of the Opposition leader and his platforms, and they’re handing him the next election through lack of cohesion.
What good is a party that doesn’t work well? What good is a party where people aren’t having fun with what they’re doing? What good is a party that won’t take their ideals seriously or consistently? What good is being a politician if you won’t go HARD?”