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La mesa de trabajo de Mage – Episodio 2: Sincronización DAW-Tracker en postproducción

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Artículo original de Dan from Techno Mage. Traducción al español por Pixel Guy.

Bienvenido de vuelta a La mesa de trabajo de Mage, una miniserie dedicada a explorar diversas técnicas de producción relacionadas con el chiptune y con procesos de trabajo derivados del mismo. Este mes, el tema a tratar es la postproducción en un contexto de chiptune hibrido. Para nuestros fines, «hibrido» se refiere a la combinación de un medio de trabajo moderno, como una estación de trabajo de audio digital —o DAW por sus siglas en inglés—, con métodos más tradicionales, como los secuenciadores convencionales usados por  muchos artistas de chiptune. Como ocurre con la mayoría de las cosas, hay muchas «respuestas correctas», pero, quizá, este episodio dé un poco de luz a la incógnita que esta técnica supone y que podrías estar enfrentando en el estudio. Si alguna vez te has preguntado como fijar el tempo de un archivo de audio exportado de un secuenciador para sincronizarlo con otros archivos de audio, ¡este artículo es para ti!

Episodio 2: Sincronización DAW-Tracker en postproducción.

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The Mage’s Workbench – Episode 2: Syncing Tracker + DAW in Post-Production

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Welcome back to The Mage’s Workbench, a mini-series dedicated to exploring various production techniques as they relate to chiptune and chip-adjacent workflows. This month, the topic at hand is post-production in a hybrid chiptune workflow. In this context, ‘hybrid’ refers to the combination of a modern production environment like a digital audio workstation (or DAW) with more traditional trackers used by many chiptune artists. As with most things, there are lots of ‘right answers,’ but perhaps this episode will shed light on a conundrum you’re facing in the studio. If you’ve ever wondered how to lock in the tempo of audio exported from a tracker and sync it up with something else, then this article is for you!

Episode 2: Syncing Tracker + DAW in Post-Production

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Chip Mom #59: Cheesecake Brownie Cups

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Chip Mom is on the road, loves! This weekend, Brandon and I are headed to the great, white north (also known as Minnesota) to attend VGM Con, a small convention in the twin cities dedicated to uplifting the nerdy arts. We are looking forward to a chill weekend with friends and a whole lot of sweet tunes. That being said, our dearest Goober will not be joining us. He is being puppy-sat by our neighbors, and when your neighbor is watching your critters, you pay them in baked goods. That’s why this week I whipped up some…

Cheesecake Brownie Cups

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Leveling Up Your Artistic Identity – Episode VI: Offering Value

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If you are the soul of your music, then your audience is the heart. Their support is the life force that sustains your body of work. Unfortunately, music fans are not all congregating in the same place. Not only that, but many of them are attracted to different types of content. There will, of course, be overlap with these variables, but there’s something to be said about targeting specific kinds of people. Back in Episode IV, you spent some time figuring out who those people are. In this installment, we’re going to look at where those folks are and how you can connect with them.

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A Square Meal: ‘Silly Snake 2: Silly Snake’s Soccer Blast’ by City Guys

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Nostalgia – just reading (or writing) that word can induce a trance because of the semantic satiation. Like it or not, those nine letters have become part of how the world views chiptune and some other musical genres, especially in recent years. Putting aside if there is or is not truth in those words, today I’d like to take a slice of that cake. While the excessive romanticization of the 80s & 90s games, sometimes, verges on the cliché; City Guys break the line between the ideal good and the actual good with a bright and vibrant album that is a delight not only for the VGM lovers but also for anyone who enjoys music. So let’s take a look over ‘Silly Snake 2: Silly Snake’s Soccer Blast’ by City Guys, released through Pterodactyl Squad.

Artwork by Mila K

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