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25Dec/110

Super Meat Boy

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I was looking up some indie games, and I came across to Super Meat Boy. Not only the game is great and addictive, but also the soundtrack of the game is incredible. I downloaded the soundtrack from where I bought the game, and I was wondering who the great artist was as I listened to the soundtracks and humming them afterwards, sometimes all day long. The name I was looking for was Danny Baranowsky. His Bandcamp page presents many other recent works of him, too.

If you have a taste for oldschool, you definetely shouldn't miss his work. Even if you don't, I'm sure it's worth a shot!

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21Dec/111

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

It's been so many years that I can't remember right now, since I first heard about a Hobbit movie coming up. I only remember that I was in high school and I had some years ahead to graduate. Few hours ago, I watched the trailer of the movie, and I'm excited even by watching the trailer.

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18Dec/110

New OS Experience

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I've been using Ubuntu 11.10 since I first installed it on my laptop one month ago, which took about 30 minutes of my time. Considering the fact that it's the first time for me to install a new OS on a laptop, that was incredibly fast.

My first impression was that I made a right choice. It's faster than my Windows 7, more user friendly, and not only free but also virus-free, which means that no anti-virus software needs to be installed. And it gets better, you can find the equivalent of almost all programs you use in Windows. Office documents, music/video players, even multi-track editors are waiting for you to download them.

I only wish I discovered Ubuntu (Linux) earlier.

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5Dec/110

Readings on Sound Design

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I've been recently reading books about sound design and sonic arts, and Exploring Sound Design for Interactive Media by Joseph Cancellaro was the last one I read. I found the book beneficial, mostly because it covers different topics and introduces a general view on different subjects, which provides a great head start. It goes from Music Theory to Sound Design for Web/Films/Games and keeps you awake all the time by giving fascinating examples. Did you know that the sound of Luke Skywalker's landspeeder from Star Wars was designed with recorded sounds from Los Angeles Harbor Freeway through a vacuum cleaner pipe?  Or that the Ewokese language was a combination and layering of Tibetan, Mongolian and Nepali languages? Well I didn't, and I've learned various other stuff from this book.

Another great thing is that, eventhough the book provides general information about investigated topics, the reader can find out where to focus. Personally, I think designing sounds for films is rather exciting.

 

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1Dec/110

Fuzz Face Pedal

I've always wanted to make my own guitar effect pedal since I don't know when. This summer I found a schematic of a Fuzz Face, which includes Germanium transistors that give the pedal it's oldschool sound. I bought the components from the market, found a metal box and built the circuit. This pedal definetely has a lovely sound. I'll also share some videos in the near future.

Below are the datasheet and the picture of my circuit. Click here for more information about the circuit and the schematic to read from the source.

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1Dec/110

First Post

Now that I have established a stabile domain, I thought that it was the right time to get a personal blog rolling.

Let the celebrations begin!

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