Xaser
Level 24 Mixist
 
singability 
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thuroughbread 
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clever 
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test in pants 
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Don't Make Me Think
 
  2nd/29   Σ29.529   Mar 24th 2014 7:18pm
 
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xaser acheron usability entry #001

Tools o' de trade: Schism Tracker for the backing track, Reason 7 for mixing and vocal fuckery, and a microphone for things that require use of a microphone such as words and singing. Also STSPEECH, because STSPEECH.

Named after Steve Krug's excellent book on usability, "Don't Make Me Think," which I'd wager ought to be required reading for anyone in the software business. Since blatant shameless plugs are fun, have a link:
http://www.sensible.com/index.html

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go give RoboTim a new voice synthesizer so he can speak in 44khz and let us use less shit vocoding next time around. :V

[EDIT] Reuploaded on 3/24/2014 with slightly better mixing. Still not perfect, but probably adequate -- the vocals are actually audible this time around. ;)
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40336
Level 24 Mixist
post #40336 :: 2014.03.23 10:08pm
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Also, have some pastebin'd lyrics:
http://pastebin.com/xFJyJPEZ

Not quite as creative a permutation as raphaelgoulart's entry (props there!), but as soon as I heard "I wish there was something that tells me how to use your site. That'd be cool.", I knew I had to base my entry around it.
 
 
40345
Level 7 Mixist
post #40345 :: 2014.03.24 12:59am
  
  Xaser and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Yeah, maybe not a better permutation than raphaelgoulart's, but he didn't make a backing track like yours, wich I like because has much more different parts and it's more appealing for me, and the vocals still freaking good. I don't think there's a point between comparing anyways.
 
 
40346
Level 24 Mixist
post #40346 :: 2014.03.24 6:18am
  
  PaK-Zer0 and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Heh, I guess I'm being overly self-conscious about being derivative of raphael since I totally was in Detroit IX. With permission, mind you, but still... :P

As a public note, I might try my hand at improving the mixing a bit and resubmitting, but I'm not sure if I'll have the time. Figure it's best to submit a rough build than nothing at all, so here you go.

[Also, I totally wonder which shadowy dude tagged this "Dancy SchismTrac"... :P ]
 
 
40347
Level 26 Chipist
post #40347 :: 2014.03.24 6:36am
  
  Xaser liēkd this
HOLY FxxK XASER this is great
I wouldn't mind at all if this get a better score / ranking than my song on this compo, I love this! Your style is pretty good, I wonder how I didn't knew you before BotB...
Also I agree with Pak-Zer0's comment
 
 
40437
Level 24 Mixist
post #40437 :: 2014.03.26 8:09pm
  
  goluigi, xterm and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Thanks for the compliments, folks! Still a bit of a newcomer to things, I feel like -- I've been tracking for ~10ish years now, but I was never involved in the demoscene or any sort o' community (just quietly submitting things to Modarchive), so it's really no surprise I'm an obscure dude. :P

While I'm here, I figure I'll share the base .it I used for the backing track. The original version actually had rough vocal placement in the .it itself, but that swelled up the filesize to ~9megs and I redid that part in Reason anyway, so it's rather moot (without the booxle). :P

Da link: http://static.angryscience.net/pub/music/xaser%20-%20dont%20make%20me%20think%20%28instrumental%29.it

Also, ACCIDENTAL SELF-FAVE, HOW TH
 
 
40541
Level 25 Mixist
aji
post #40541 :: 2014.03.28 7:09pm
  
  Grumskiz liēkd this
STSPEECH is such a great touch
 
 
40554
Level 14 Playa
post #40554 :: 2014.03.29 4:34am :: edit 2014.03.29 4:39am
  
  xterm liēkd this
BotB needs more STSPEECH.TOS <3 <3 <3
Also...WOW THIS IS GOOD!!
 
 
40649
Level 28 Chipist
post #40649 :: 2014.03.31 9:10pm
  
  Zillah and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
whoa this is ultra catchy
 
 
40666
Level 24 Mixist
post #40666 :: 2014.04.01 3:18am
in honor of this most serious of holidays, here's a specially-crafted remix, Don't Make Me Clink:

http://static.angryscience.net/pub/music/wtf/clink.it
 
 
40677
Level 26 Chipist
post #40677 :: 2014.04.01 6:39am
  
  goluigi, Xaser and Slimeball liēkd this
ytpmv 2014
 
 
40724
Level 23 Mixist
post #40724 :: 2014.04.02 4:42am
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Damn this is niiiiiiiiiice
 
 
40812
Level 22 Chipist
post #40812 :: 2014.04.04 10:39am
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
3:38 SUDDENLY, THE SINGING TIM =o
 
 
40877
Level 30 Mixist
post #40877 :: 2014.04.05 8:39pm
  
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Nice job man!!
 
 
40884
Level 24 Mixist
post #40884 :: 2014.04.05 9:53pm :: edit 2014.04.05 9:55pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, Grumskiz and mootbooxle liēkd this
Hey, you too there -- I got booxled! Maybe it's because I'm a n00b? :P

Super-ecstatic that this one did so well though! Glad to hear people enjoyed the timminess, at any rate.

[Also, i'm Hearts now. AAA]
 
 
40887
Level 14 Playa
post #40887 :: 2014.04.06 3:30am :: edit 2014.04.07 12:54am
  
  Xaser, Slimeball and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Embrace the hearts! (I still think they are litlle turnips tho)
Also congratz to both of you :3
 
 
42656
Level 28 Chipist
post #42656 :: 2014.05.12 10:24pm
  
  Xaser liēkd this
wow this is good wooooooow this is so good
 
 
46613
Level 26 Chipist
post #46613 :: 2014.08.03 3:58pm
  
  goluigi liēkd this
omg i forgot how good this was aaaaa
i agree with tim at 2:21!
damn i still wish he'd see these entries dammit
btw xaser we should collab someday idk aaaaaaaaaaaaa
 
 

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