After some research, awhile of failed trial and error experiments, and a period of having given up, I've just relearned that you can hold down the shift key and drag the mouse on the Presonus Presence instruments' keyboard to scroll to lower/higher notes.
Why!? Why wasn't that more intuitive!? I mean, really, who would think to do that if they didn't already know they could? (I mean, granted, I thought of it at one point, but the fact that I was able to forget it and then struggle to find it again....)
I'm real late to appreciate this, but it's amazing how much of a difference in pronunciation you can get by splitting a note. By shortening/lengthening vowels, it seems like you can sometimes change how they get pronounced; similar to consonants, you can also either make them more evident or less intrusive. The end result being, you can make vocals clearer, or at least get the pronunciation more like how you imagine it. (Sometimes, this work has made me wonder if I pronounce words correctly, or if I'm just making Miku speak more like I do.)
Sometimes replacing phonemes doesn't do it, but taking explicit control of the lengths of your consonants and vowels does.
I haven't heard what anyone else's experience with the booster is, but aside from my arm hurting and maybe being marginally tired/fuzzy, I'm not experiencing any side effects. My side effects were never super bad to begin with, but I think it's at least plausible that my body has gotten better at handling this.
It's been two years since I wrote one of these. When I wrote the last one, I wasn't sure I'd write another one.
But this year, I feel like talking a bit about why I'm a member of the community, why I work to become a musician.
It's simple: I do it for the love of it.
Many of you who will read this have probably seen me describe how I got into vocal synths originally. You know that I was introduced to it at a low point in my life. That Miku concert video was a sorely needed gift of hope and strength.
I often credit Miku with that experience; indeed, one reason I try to make songs is as a way of thanking her for what was given to me 5 years ago. But the experience went beyond her, too. It wouldn't have been possible without the band members on the stage also; the audience members screaming with an adoration like I couldn't believe; the producers who made the songs; the broader community who probably helped them learn; Crypton; the film crew; the event staff; and on, and on, and on.
There's a good chunk of this that is for my own personal satisfaction--I want to develop my creative ability, and I've always wanted to write a song--hopefully something that will express me, that some others will enjoy, and that some people might even find beneficial somehow. But my more self-related aspirations aside, I do this why I said before: for the love of it.
I love Miku. I love the many kind, accepting, and helpful people I've met in the community. That includes the folks here. It also includes folks in the chats before/during online events, where beginner and established producers mix in a common passion, the former encouraging one another, and the latter joining into conversations as easily as you please. I love the process--I love being creative, as well as the puzzle-ish aspect of figuring things out, and then doing my best to give that knowledge away.
TFW you're tweaking the reverb on your virtual instrument, vascillating between "oh, yeah, that sounds better" and "I don't hear anything different," and then you try the little power light icon and realize that reverb has been turned off the whole time.
A tip for any other Studio One users out there--it seems like I've seen lots of people ask about how to split a bus into two separate, duplicate channels (so, the 2 new busses are basically copies of the original), but not a lot of places where there's an answer.
It seems like I've seen lots of people ask about how to split a bus into two separate, duplicate busses (so, the 2 new busses are basically copies of the original) in Studio One, but not a lot of places where there's an answer. It's actually...
As mentioned a few weeks ago and presented to users for feedback and polling, we have now gone and completed the permission changes for the journals section's visibility when logged out and default privacy settings for statuses upon account creation.