Someone please draw this.
I will give you money, except not really.
Yes, this, thank you. On an unrelated note, I just so happen to be a fan of your work! It's very relaxing and beautiful, and I think it's actually made an impact on my own music. So thank you for that, heh :)
Trig, man, this is getting old. I think we're just going to have to agree to disagree.
It can be published however its artist wants to publish it, because it's his song. There's a distinct difference between someone saying "This is what my song is about" when it's not, and saying that when no one understands it. Though I think we can both agree that if the artist knows what he's doing he won't have that problem.
Yeah, some people are capitalizing on ponies and that's lame. Don't go around calling every instrumental artist a liar because of that. I don't particularly appreciate you telling me I'm wrong about what I made my song about, thanks.
Say I'm listening to a guy singing about, I don't know, kittens. Really the song is a social commentary on the dangers of greed and selfishness in modern society and the kittens are just a metaphor. But I don't know that. Does that mean the song isn't about greed and selfishness? I didn't notice the deep meaning, so it must not exist!
Similarly, while listening to an instrumental piece you might not be able to tell what it's about on the first listen and you need some context. I don't see how that suddenly makes the song meaningless.
Because clearly it's impossible for a song to have any meaning unless someone's singing over it!
Edirol's great, just not for strings. It's got pretty good brass for the most part, except for trombones and tuba. French horns in particular sound nice. Woodwinds are pretty fantastic - the flute, piccolo, and oboe are beautiful. Clarinet's pretty good too. Sax is pretty mediocre for orchestral music, but for electronic music it fits really well. Good percussion (I LOVE the snares, cymbals, and a lot of the chromatic percussion) but the timpani is pretty weak. I've mostly used Edirol for the concert piano, which is pretty fantastic for an all-around orchestral plugin but is easily outshone by libraries like NI's The Giant, which I now use instead.
Yeah, it's mostly for electronic music but it does have its place in classical/orchestral. My main complaint with Edirol has always been its instability rather than its sound - I can't tell you how many times Edirol has crashed my DAW and made me lose projects. Extremely frustrating to say the least.
Yes. Good. Unmarked is amazing. :3
First off, while you may be losing a few of your precious seconds by having to open a tab, embeds prevent people with slower internet connections and/or older computers from viewing the page at all.
Secondly, the MotD posts were made because of the ever-increasing amount of music flooding in. The old system's standards were pretty high, and they wanted to feature more of the music, so they made these new posts to feature the "almost but not quite" songs. They still run the old posts ("music spotlight" posts) with the same high, if not higher, standards, although maybe it's just me but they do seem to be doing these less often. It's a shame more people don't supply genres, though; with these MotD posts, sometimes you have to do some digging to find the kind of stuff you're into.
The "helpful feedback" was beautifully harsh. It hurt so good.