Metasponge Copacetic

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  • Activity

    • HELP ME

      4 weeks ago

      Metasponge

      This is a desperate plea for help.


      Last week I went to Disneyland Paris for a few days with my girlfriend. It was fantastic, had a wonderful time and all that good shit.


      As soon as we get home, nay, we're already feeling it after the flight on the way home... BAM we're both super fucking sick.


      I have a habit of getting sick on flights and in airports (luckily it's often inbound coming home rather than outbound), but it's actually getting fucking ridiculous how frequently I get ill in relation to how often I travel (once or twice a year).


      I know that you're always more at risk in busy crowded areas, particularly on a plane where they're recycling the air, but does anyone have any tips for not getting sick in these places?

    • I don't really use this site anymore

      1 month ago

      Metasponge

      Aside from Funhaus, I also don't watch any other content from RT anymore. 


      I don't really have enough of a connection to the website anymore to care if it gets 'fixed'.

      Most of my journals over the last year have just been me self-promo'ing my stuff which, to be fair, is what I'm up to these days.


      Feel free to leave your Twitter username for me. I don't tweet very much, but that way I can at least pretend we're staying in touch Kappa


      Also new Neck Deep is fucking sick mate



    • Beauty in Simplicity

      2 months ago

      Metasponge

      Making music is hard.


      I'm not a particularly technical person and electronic music is quite a technical thing. There's lots of frequencies, oscillators, envelopes and lots of other things that I don't quite understand.


      Electronic artists have tried to emphasise time and time again in AMA's and such that it's more important to focus on the music itself, because good production and sound design will come with practice.


      Of course that's easier for them to say that now, but you'll never really hear a professional artist make something that sounds crap, because sound design is important.


      Sound design is important, but it's the chords you use and the notes that you place that will make your own heart flutter when you play it back, even if it sounds a little low-fi.


      I'm always reminded of the beginning of this song:



      A square synth lead playing four notes and some chords. That's all it is, but it's so emotional. We all have access to the same 12 notes in an octave. You could have written it, I could have written it.


      But you never will if you don't.

      I'm now a big fan of uploading every song I finish. I know it's not super polished, and I know it probably won't fit my quality or 'vision' in a few years' time. But, if it ever happens, I want to become good and let people take solace in the fact that 'hey, he kinda sucked at first but you can see the growth as well as where he started from'


      Currently on working on what I think might be my first EP (whatever that actually means, it might just mean they're uploaded to soundcloud at the same time...)


      That said, here's a rough demo of a song that might end up on it





    • Smashing Pumpkins Cover and RT RADIO GOODNESS

      2 months ago

      Metasponge

      I like The Smashing Pumpkins. Despite not really liking much post-Adore, they are my favourite band. 


      I decided to cover the song 'Daydream' from their first album, Gish


      If you're interested, here's the original and here is my retrosynth-style cover.


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      I can feel my music become more polished and 'fuller' the more I work. It feels good when less than a year ago I thought that writing music was something that was always out of reach. 


      I'm also going to be DJ'ing over at RT Radio this evening, from 10-11:30pm. So if you think you'll enjoy my music taste, come by and chat with us. 



    • Elkaroo asked Metasponge a question

      Hey remeber when thesite used to be good?

      Answered: Jul 27, 2017

      it's the best community ever though so it's fine


      ps buy our shirts

    • New Song: Ocean View Hotel

      3 months ago

      Metasponge

      Me again. More music.


      Ocean View Hotel


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      A more summery retrosynth song to reflect the warm weather I'm enjoying right now before I start my new job.


      Still learning. This song is largely modelled around a song by Mitch Murder called 'Ocean Avenue' (part of the reason I went with a similar name). The Ocean View Hotel is the first save point you go to in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City after the drug deal goes south. 


      It's very interesting to try and capture the vibe, sound and aesthetic of a decade that I never actually saw in my lifetime.


      Here's your room key.

      The bar is open from 10am to late. Happy Hour is from 8-9pm.

      We hope you enjoy your stay!





    • NEW SONG: Moonlit City

      4 months ago

      Metasponge

      I finished that song I was asking for feedback on a week ago.


      It needed a generic Outrun-style name, so I called it Moonlit City. It's very much inspired by the general Outrun and synthwave style, as well as things like Tron and future funk.


      It's alright.


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      Pls listen.


      <3


      EDIT: ALSO METROID PRIME 4 IS FINALLY BEING MADE WHAT A FUCKING TIME TO BE ALIVE, LET'S FUCKING GO


    • Looking for feedback on a song.

      4 months ago

      Metasponge

      Yo. I want to hear some feedback on a song I'm currently working on.


      You should be able to listen to it here (providing Soundcloud doesn't do me dirty)


      Honestly, you can ignore the first minute.

      The dirty bass bits are mostly me just fucking around, they're probably going to go. 


      Notes I've already made/changes that are coming:


      - There will be a couple of lines of very 'Something About Us'-y vocals during the drumless section as the muffled bass comes in.

      - Violas are a bit too quiet.

      - The emotional section needs a bit more fleshing out & build up. Somehow going to work out how to add a cymbal crescendo at the mid-point. 

      - I could continue the more emotional section a bit more and I might just do that to see how it sounds.

      - I don't like the crash cymbal sound, I'd like it to sustain for a bit longer.

      - Probably going to mess with a couple more different lead synth melodies in the final chorus' (plan to just fade the song out).


      This is the first thing I've ever made that I think you could wipe my memory and trick me that it was released by an actual artist.


      Not that I think I'm making 'good' songs, but this is the kind of aural quality that for some stupid fucking reason I'm demanding from myself.


      Also when it's finished I'm going to somehow make or attain some sick  a e s t h e t i c  artwork.

    • My first foray into Warhammer 40k

      5 months ago

      Metasponge

      So in my last couple of journals I mentioned having a bunch of free time recently, in a negative sense.


      I was unfortunately made redundant a couple of weeks ago. Nothing performance related (I'm great), but the company I worked for simply couldn't afford me and my coworker anymore. Turns out that selling digital marketing services to, often, one-person small businesses is pretty hard.


      However, that's not the point of this post.


      A week or so before I lost my job, all of my friends decided to jump fully into Warhammer 40k. One of them was already actively collecting & playing, with a couple others slowly collecting but not yet playing.


      All of my friends played it when they were much younger, but I didn't. It was a mix of not being able to afford it and not being patient enough to save up that much money to buy stuff as a 12 year-old.


      So, I decided on collecting Tyranids purely because they look cool as fuck.


      I ordered the Tyranids 'Start Collecting' box, all the paints I needed to paint Tyranids and miscellaneous stuff I needed like brushes, files, cutting mat etc. All of this ran me about £100. (12 year-old Jamie couldn't afford that shit when there's vidja to buy)


      It was actually kind of funny that all my Warhammer stuff arrived on the day that I was made redundant. 


      Now, I have absolutely zero artistic skill so I knew painting would be a struggle. However, it's incredibly therapeutic. As someone that loves repetition, going up and down the same 25m stretch of water 240 times a week, applying lots of coats of paint to a model and slowly seeing it come together is pretty nice. 


      The tutorials from the Warhammer YouTube channel have definitely been a godsend when it comes to painting. All in all, I'm not too dissatisfied with the results of my first models ever!


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      Yesterday we played our first game in one of our mate's garage. We played 3v3 with around 500 points each. 


      My current army consists of:

      1x Swarmlord

      3x Tyranid Warriors

      10x Gargoyles


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      Teams were Eldar, Imperial Fists and Tyranids vs Blood Angels, Ultra Marines and Tau.


      Despite there being so much to remember, so many little rules to deal with, it was really fun. The game ended in a draw, unfortunately just before a one-vs-one melee showdown between my Swarmlord and my mates Dreadnaught...


      And now as I work on finishing the paintwork on my Swarmlord, I'm looking at pricing up additions for my army. The old rule of Warhammer; if you've run out of plastic models it paint, it means you need more plastic models

    • What is victory? (new song!)

      5 months ago

      Metasponge

      I have had a lot of free time lately, unfortunately.


      I've been diving more into music production, I'm working on a few things at the moment.


      I wanted to write a piece of music that captured a particular emotional moment from Kuroko no Basuke. It's a very heartbreaking 'how could you?' kind of moment.


      You can listen to it here.


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      Let me know what you think! I'm always looking to improve my sound design and mixing. I'm aware that the strings sound quite robotic, but I'm not willing to drop hundreds of pounds on Kontact sound libraries just yet.


      I've also been getting into Warhammer 40k with the rest of my friends, so I've been working on getting all of my Tyranids painted and ready to start playing.


  • Comments (64)

    • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

      2 months ago

      Jared leto wasn't a good joker.

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        2 months ago

        I've never even seen Superman

    • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

      10 months ago

      http://socialblade.com/youtube/network/roosterteeth/topusers


      I see you down there.

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        10 months ago

        We out here.


        (I don't get this list why am I on it)

    • MauriceV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Congrats man! Hope you had fun at RT Radio!

    • Dylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Davesexual

      2 years ago

      Thanks bud, I got it smiley12.gif

    • MauriceV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      You missed a special song specifically selected for your over at RT Radio smiley8.gifsmiley4.gif

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        2 years ago

        Dw buddy I'll give the playlists a listen smiley12.gif

      • MauriceV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Make that two songs smiley8.gif

    • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

      2 years ago

      Hey man, your website where you write about games is pretty cool.

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        2 years ago

        You really are a horrible abomination of nature.

    • Dylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Davesexual

      2 years ago

      I've been informed you were the first slot of RTRadio this evening, and I'm sad I missed Dancing Queen. You have wonderful ears, and you use them well smiley13.gif

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        2 years ago

        It's all good, thanks dude!

    • Chaz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      I'm not going to be listening to your musical wonders tonight, I'm going to be creating my own on a stage, this makes me sad.

      It doesn't. I don't like you. smiley12.gif

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        2 years ago

        I will neither mourn or resent your absence.

        smiley12.gif

    • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

      3 years ago

      Are you kill?

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        smiley12.gif

      • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

        3 years ago

        Maybe i should go there every now and again.

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        I still stomp around General like a champ

      • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

        3 years ago

        I just miss seeing your lovely post around. We're did they all go man, the time has gone by so fast man.

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Roo you're confusing me man happened to you

      • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

        3 years ago

        RIP sponge, no longer able to clean up.

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Am I???

    • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

      3 years ago

      Can you buy me some ice-cream?

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Such a nerd play.

      • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

        3 years ago

        Who told you i was going to throw it in your face!

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Get your own fucking ice cream.

    • BeepBep

      3 years ago

      Dude. Your posts are gold~! [:

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Thanks, I do try!

    • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

      3 years ago

      So if I post something is it mandatory that you give it a thumbs up or are you trying to flirt with me? Please say you are

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

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      • Elkaroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (✿◠‿◠) Kawaii (●´ω`●)

        3 years ago

        The not wearing pants only adds to the charm.
        how bout 7?

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Ugh, it's not my fault you're so charming and funny.

        Dinner?

    • CrazyCake

      3 years ago

      Hey, mind if i add you on xbox live, and what other systems do you have?

      • CrazyCake

        3 years ago

        alright cool, thanks

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Go for it, I'm just Metasponge on xbl.

    • Chaz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I don't know if I love or hate this... Babymetal - Give Me Choco... I think I might really like it and I don't know why.

      Impressions?

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Welp, what a juxtaposition!

        Chorus was kinda catchy...but I feel bad about it.

    • pandacannon

      3 years ago

      Hey dude. Do you listen to I Killed the Prom Queen? Cause thay just brought a new album out and it's be cool to know what you think of it in one of your review things :)

      • pandacannon

        3 years ago

        I knew them before Parkway ages ago in my teens. Give Music for the Recently Deceased a listen before the new album, quite different styles

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        I don't think I have! I know they did a split with Parkway or something along the lines of years ago, but I just never got round to ever listening to them.

        I'll give their stuff a look!

    • theBreen

      3 years ago

      Take two because my first comment doesn't seem to have posted...
      Hey, man. I just wanted to say that first of all, you have awesome taste in music, and second of all, you are an awesome part of RT Radio. You help in the banter and fun that keeps me coming back each week and which makes RT Radio my favourite thing about this website. So thank you!
      Don't forget to spread your own love!

      Post edited 2/14/14 3:16PM

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Cheers fella!

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      3 years ago

      Brutally-Honest-Disney-Valentines-Kuzco.
      Thank you so much for being a part of Hitchhiker's Guide! You always have really interesting things to say, and I love getting submissions from you. You rock!
      If you'd like to pass along the love, check this out! smiley12.gif

      • Audrey Spread The Love!

        3 years ago

        Thanks, man! You too! smiley0.gif

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Thanks Audrey! Will hopefully get back to recording more stuff soon, have a great day!

    • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Have a good one chap

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      • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I'm away from my gifs so that'll have to do smiley1.gif

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        A particular Emma Stone gif would be suitable here. Thanks bb smiley12.gif

        Post edited 2/14/14 4:06AM

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday!!

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Cheers fella!

    • CapnBiscuit Ron Stoppable

      3 years ago

      Hey, welcome to the community! If you have any questions feel free to ask. But I see that you don't have many photos of your cleavage, that's going to have to change if you want to make friends...
      Sit on my penis?
      ...
      WHY WON'T YOU LOVE ME?!

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      3 years ago

      Hey, Hows it going?

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Cheers, appreciate it! smiley1.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Things are great. I like the intros you did for IB, and also love your contributions to Hitchhikers Guide =)

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Good thanks pal, how about you?

    • Lukey

      3 years ago

      sick intro on IB Podcast 107 smiley13.gif

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        3 years ago

        Thanks dude!

    • LoZelda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Supposedly An Adult

      3 years ago

      Just watched Episode 3 of Hitchhiker's Guide to gaming.

      A) I love your Metroid poster.

      B)
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    • LaurenHewett

      4 years ago

      I'm doing an English Degree too!!!
      Well English Lit and Creative Writing... BUT STILL HOW AWESOME ARE WE?! x

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        4 years ago

        UCS in Ipswich!

      • LaurenHewett

        4 years ago

        Gotta love it :) so I am studying at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge :) where you going?? If you dont mind me asking :) x

      • Metasponge Copacetic

        4 years ago

        Too awesome! Mine's just solid English though!

  • Questions answered by Metasponge

    it's the best community ever though so it's fine


    ps buy our shirts

    Will you love my butt?

    | Asked by: Elkaroo 1 year ago

    I'll take one for the team.