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Matt Till's Crazy Questions Thread of Doom Deluxe Hand Crafted Saving you Time and $$

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matt Till, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    I have a few questions that I want the answers to, and I don't want to create multiple threads, so uh... here...

    - How Do I hook a VCR to a computer to turn my old VHS tapes into DVDs? Do I need AV hook up to my computer?

    - What's up with Bass Clarinet reeds and numbers? Are they all universal sized to fit all bass clarients and the number determins softness? If so, what's the softess/easiest

    - Mr. Wrong Robot, I'm making a film trailor for an imaginary pimp cop movie, and I was having trouble writing a song. I had "Clavi Funk" on my computer and it fit incredibly well! Can I use it? I'll give you 100% of the profits!! (What's 100% of 0?)

    - What the hell is with girl pants and emo hair? I mean, I saw a hardcore band and they all had this hooked up and I was all like "Uhhhhh..."

    - When an indie band is on a major label, shouldn't they have to be called majie or something?

    - I feel my bass playing is going down the tube, I'm in a rut, what's the easiest/laziest/get rich quickest way to get out?

    - What do you guys think of that guy from Slipknot who hits things?

    - I was listening to that Auf De Maur (name?) album and I figured something out. When I looked at her picture, being a guy I found it my duty to evaluate her looks. Meh, that was my reaction. But her music is so well done and her songs are often about seduction/love/dominance and it made her attractive to me. It puts the whole "girls going nuts over guys who can sing" thing into perspective for me. If I see her, I should scream my ass off too.
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    - How do you pronounce Auf De Maur (sic?)
  3. Jesus Christ. We've been through this before.

    The answer, it is 42. You should know this!

    And the lower the reed number the easier.
  4. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Awesome thanks... I'll be bassin' up clarinet styley

    Oh and that reminds me

    - I like some Level 42, but some of their stuff is too adult contemporary, ya know. I'm wondering, what's their older stuff like? Does it have a bit more of an edge to it? Hot Water is probably my favorite tune of theirs I know of.

    Also, you don't need to answer all these questions, just some or none.
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Sure. That was like the first thing I ever recorded in garageband ya know, it's pretty terrible, but if you dig it, go for it.
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    All bass clarinet reeds are the same size; the difference is how they are cut. 1 is the softest, and 5 is the hardest. For beginners, I recommend a 2 or a 2.5 - anything softer and you'll never develop a good embechure and you'll be bending notes all out of whack. Think of reeds the way you think of string gauges, to an extent. You have better control and intonation with a thicker reed, but they take a bit more effort to get moving. Personally, when I pick up a tenor sax, I use 3.5s-4s.

    Vandoren reeds are generally considered some of the best production reeds you can get. Also remember that the grading system is not standardized, so a 2.5 in a Vandoren may be different than a 2.5 in a Lavoz or Rico.

    I don't know crap about any of your other questions. Sorry.
  7. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio

    transcribe sax, trumpet and piano solos

    learn your scales in 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, and if you have any brain cells left, 6ths

    sit in front of the TV, find a melody - mute the TV and play the melody in all keys

    listen to the groups Cosmic Dapp Theory and Screaming Headless Torsos
  8. atldeadhead


    Jun 17, 2002
    You'll need a video capture card in your 'puter as well as some software to interface with the capture card. I think you could probably use the Windows XP movie maker software that's built into the OS. I'd do some googling to find out about capture cards. I'm sure they can be had fairly cheap now-a-days.

    I love google.
    Getting video into your computer
  9. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    If you want to do full screen sized analog capture, your options decrease and the price goes up substantially, last I checked. Be sure to check those specs carefully, this can be a real "gotcha". I did some video capture work at my last job, and some of the cards only would do like 320 X 240 pixels with sufficient quality for our needs back then. This was few years ago, things may have improved, or not. Some capture cards only play nice with proprietary software too, forcing you to buy a bundled package.

    When an indie band is on a major label, shouldn't they have to be called majie or something?

    If the label's a Fortune 500 company, shouldn't there also be an Indie 500 listing? :eyebrow:
  10. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Well, if I ever join a Slipknot tribute band, that's the part I want ;)
  11. owf der mahwr.
  12. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Don't two of the guys run around and hit each other?
  13. You're thinking of the George Foreman/Muhammed Ali Grill/Rock'em Sock'em Robot set.
  14. Thee


    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Girl pants and emo hair get all the chicks, in their opinion. "All" being subjective. Girl pants, I'm not against, but you know, emo...

    I love aux percussion, but I don't know about the dude from slipknot.

    And you can take the indie out of the independent, but you can't- damnit, this isn't making sense. If it's still white boys playing guitars trying to be bob dylan and/or radiohead, it's still indie. Speaking of indie, Kimya Dawson is awesome.
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I'd just like to say this is the most important thread tailored to suit my needs ever.

    - Special thanks to Kief for letting me use his tune. I know you are better than that man, but it's sooOOOooOooO incredibly appropriate, it's so porn pimp. The scary thing is, it's almost exactly as long as my movie, I just randomly plunked it on as temp music, now I couldn't imagine it with anything else. Once I have it digitized, if I can find some webspace, I'll upload it. And you will be credited. (Whoopdie damn doo doo)
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    - I saw Slipknot on Conan and it was rather pathetic, they did "The Heritic song"? And yeah. Standard Metal setup 2 guitarists, bassist, drummer, growly man. But then there was a turntablist (who only played an intro), two headbangers who yelled 666 or sick sick sick during the chorus, and a sampler runner who didn't do jack, he just headbanged. Hell maybe I missed a few guys but c'mon.
  17. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    wrong :(

    owf dè (deH) mahwr.
  18. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central

    Back in the day, I thought "indie" meant the band was from Indiana.
  19. RICO? You even mentioned tha brand? UGH...I haven't used a Rico reed since I was like in 5th or 6th grade...those things are HORRIBLE!

    Personally on my Alto Sax I use Vandoren 3.5s, on a Selmer C-Star Mouthpiece. Speaking of which, I should pull out my sax and play a little tonite...
  20. Hey! He asked how I pronounced it!

    You go all pronouncing it all right and stuff...

    Thanks. ;)