royven

Influence the Change you Desire in Sound Punk

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Ladies, Gentlemen and Punklords!!!

 

I’m Royven Linus, my friends call me Roy, my interests are vast, i’m a musician and have played in many bands, I play a lot of different instruments, like Bass, Guitar, Violin, Harp, Flute, Keyboards and I picked up recording about 2 years ago,

 

My recording Gig is small; I use a windows based machine that I self-assembled, with i7 Processor, 32 GB RAM on a ASUS motherboard, with 3 LG IPS monitors connected to the NVidia Card, MIDI connected to my Yamaha Keyboard, with Reason being my primary playground, I also use Cubase, Sonar and Logic but my Mac aint that powerful for Logic.

 

I want to Make this Community a serious Sound Engineering virtual meeting place, so I can call it the geek world for sound engineers,

The Current forum didn’t have any new content for a while but still a lot of you are visiting, that shows how powerful the content really is and its quality,

 

So before I start make the changes I would like to get your feedback on what you think this virtual place should be like?

Would you want the site to be chit chat? Serious Education? Serious Connections? A place to promote serious talent,

 

Let me know your thoughts 

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Beer, coke and hookers. And maybe a blackjack table.

 

Nah... forget the blackjack.

 

More seriously, you probably need to attract some n00b's and some "fresh blood". There's been no new questions posed and i guess some of the older techy guys that are/were frequenting the site don't have the time or inclination just to develop new content any more.

You might find having general social chit-chat beneficial as well. A community isn't a community without it. 

 

Good Luck!

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Hello Jester, 

 

Thanks for participating, well i agree to the entertainment, life's going to be boring without it, 

 

i have wrote to some sound nerds, but most of them are not ready to write, but can give video time they said, 

so i would start with interviewing some top talent in the industry that would spark discussions, 

 

i don't intend to make money off this so the contribution need to be true towards the need of sound engineers, 

 

i can make this serious and all content would be focused on studios, Mac and pro tools that what all the serious guys that i know use

so make it more home studio based so punks can discuss life, beer and various DAW's 

 

what do you think, also about the User Interface, i will upgrade the site in a months time, 

but need some feedback on what the new User Interface should be like, 

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PT isn't the only platform and there use to be a good amount of knowledge on here about various DAW's. Personally, i'm Cubase based and have been for a very long time. There's plenty of guys starting out with free-ware or lost cost apps and things like Massive etc. Might be worth having a PT and "Other" forum as a minimum, if you're really going to be PT focused.

Your video tutorials sound great - this would probably be a better platform than YouTube for Q&A to follow such a video. Seems like a good idea to me and a good resource for those starting out.

 

As for the user interface - personally, i'd get some more traffic before any major changes and see what the new recruits want. If you're going to try a new UI - i recon just start the way Cheyne did and do whatever floats your boat. It's a learning experience and you'll get feedback if you want it. You've probably got some idea's on what you want to see from other sites and your own knowledge - so go for it if that's where yo want to start. But, yeah, in my opinion the video's sound like an awesome idea and i'd be chucking my energy into them to get things boosted, then find out what's working for your 'tutors' and members alike, and what's not.

I'm happy to chuck in my comments where they're helpful. Will stick around and help with cleaning up after spammers. I recon they'll return as the traffic goes up again.

Sounds like you're keen, though! Get this place jumpin' again :D

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Well Thanks Jester, Hang Around and thanks for your support, 

lets revive this place again, 

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I should of introduced Royven earlier, sorry guys,   i'm handing over the reins to him so he can try to drive some more activity to the site.   

 

It's no secret i've not been around enough for a while to give the place the attention it needs, so heres hoping some new blood and motivation will do the trick. 

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I think that this place miss some social-network-oriented stuff. the last post on facebook is from 2014!!! :D

...but I know that posting on facebook can be ugly tho...

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Guys, 

 

sorry i was gone for a while, i am busy learning linux, nginx, invision power, thats not sound engineering,

it what makes this site happen, i am planning an upgrade for this site, so need some tech-juice 

but with no activity its hard to justify putting money on this, 

 

i was discussing this forum with my contacts in propellahead, InMusic and PointBlank those guys just laughed in my face for running this,

they politely showed me their forums which has serious activity, 

 

i have some big names in the market that are ready to back this but i am not able to show them the potential

 

first off all we need to figure out how many people are really interested in sound engineering  

so there is one engineer that is promising free access to his online course worth hundreds of dollars but it will not be for all the members 2 seats only

 

if there is are interested member post a character or 2 or a smile face, whatever that shows you are reading soundpunk

if we get a few that sparks the interest we will throw a few giveaways 

 

common punk lords show yourself 

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All these forums start somewhere - years ago the forums you've posted were a joke with low traffic. Years ago people used MySpace and not Facebook. Years ago Soundcloud was a way for you to share and promote new music and idea's...

 

You need to figure out what you can bring to the table that these other forums don't have, IMO.

One of the biggest successes on here a few years ago was the remix comps. Another one was the user review/comments section on new tracks - where we tried to provide constructive feedback to help people refine their craft.

The offer for the engineering tutorials is nice - but maybe think how to promote that to drive traffic. Like put a few links up so people can see what they're looking at fro this tutorial - see that value in it. That will help promote your friend as well. Maybe run a competition where people post tracks and you get your friend running the course and yourself to judge the winners of the course based on having potential to improve into something good an be a spokesperson for the course?

I'm not interested in the tutorial myself. Not to say there's nothing to be learned from it... just not the time nor inclination to do it myself.

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:)  :)  - I am an amateur / semi-pro guitar player (wildsiderock.com) recently becoming more serious about audio engineering/mixing/producing.  I have been in a few studios; most notably was Studio54 in Hollywood next to Paramount studios watching Paul Northfield (Queensryche:Operation Mindcrime) mix my friend's band back in the 90's.  I have owned Tascam 4 and 8 track cassette recording consoles - and now I am mixing in the box with StudioOne/Focusrite 2i4, AKAI mini, beyerdynamic DT770Pro's.  I have been immersing myself in learning more about recording sound for months - and to my dismay haven't recorded anything new - though my idea/riff list is growing.

 

I have a few tunes posted online - https://soundcloud.com/eleven9eleven  These are the first tunes I have ever "published" - and really didn't adhere to any mixing or sound conventions.  Partly why I haven't recorded anything new is because I want to rerecord/mix 'Jack Of All Trades" and "Grinder" over again.  Keeping a full time job/family and my travel schedule seems to inhibit the process as well.

 

Anyway - wanted to introduce myself - and let you know I'm interested in keeping with the mantra of life long learning.  I belong to Home Recording BBS, Studio Central, and now Soundpunk.  Hope I am able to share more experiences as I progress.  

 

Have a great week...

Regards,

Mike

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I'm a sound engineer and also a teacher. I'm here because I want to produce my own stuff, and rather than free courses, that can be undoubtedly useful, I'm more interested in discuss about engineering/production topics.

 

You don't know also some producer who is giving free harmony or composition lessons?  :D

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