The fainting feint

I can no longer deny the obvious: I am a giant nerd. This has become an inescapable conclusion since yesterday I began my Harry Potter movie marathon*. Going back and watching the first three movies, I have to say that I do find Michael Gambon to be a better Dumbledore than Richard Harris. I didn’t want to admit it, but it is true.

A few quick notes of projects on the horizon, should this nonsense of being unemployed and potentially homeless resolve itself in a timely manner. First, it is with great pleasure that I announce the unofficial resumption of the Nests of Disorder project. Joseph and I are kicking around some sounds and have, at least momentarily, hit upon the same magic we discovered the first time around. With any luck, the magic will persist, and hopefully I will end up in a place where I can spread my wings a bit and have the room to set up what little gear I have left, so that I can really get back into the swing of noise-making.

The other endeavor currently occupying my time is an expansion of the Sound Design Tools area of the Projects section of the site. I am in the process of uploading six years worth of field recordings. Some of these will be mirrored in SIGHUP’s fantastic Sounds Found project, and some of them are from my personal stash, as-of-yet not shared with the plebs truculenta. I’m not the FLAC fanatic that SIGHUP is, so I will be offering the files in WAV and MP3 format (I hate downloading something that I have to then convert to a usable format). It’s close to 2GB of recordings, so it might be a few days before everything is uploaded and the page is available. I’ll report back when all is available.

In the meantime, caveat emptor, motherfuckers.

* Oh, who am I kidding? I’ve been a giant nerd for as long as I care to remember. This is not even the nerdiest thing I’ve done in the last seven days.

Author: john ingram

This iteration of John Ingram was created in response to increased demand in global John Ingramness. Previous incarnations were less suited to fulfill this need.

5 thoughts on “The fainting feint”

  1. I actually kind of hate FLAC, but it takes less time to download than WAV files, and I’ve never been comfortable providing MP3s for raw samples.

    I agree with you about Michael Gambon.

    I like this post because it is less “dear diary, it’s me, John” than a lot of the recent posts.

  2. Whew. I thought I was the only one who hated FLAC. I figure that most people downloading field recordings are going to be treating them the same way I do, so they’ll end up hacked, stretched, filtered and abused to such a degree that the fidelity of the original file is a moot point.

    And I’ve really stopped caring about the way the blog is perceived. 95% of the traffic I get is following links to free IRs from search engines and message boards. I don’t have much relevant to discuss, and I’m paying for this place by the month, so I use it to vent. The more I vent here, the less my real life friends have to hear. I’m not expecting you people to actually read this garbage, after all…

    I need a date for the new Harry Potter movie. You game? Only caveat is that you have to make out with me afterwards. Promise only light petting, though.

  3. Long distance relations get too complicated.

    I haven’t seen the most recent two instalments yet, so I won’t be seeing the last until I’m caught up.

  4. I’m just grateful I live in a time when sexting is not only technologically achievable, it is socially acceptable. Glory be to the new technology/social depravity revolution!

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