Yes, yes, feel free to blame NaS. He sent me back to the salt mines of Upper Michigan though. I heard that Aperture Science is nearby… hmmmm…
We’re waiting on Betelgeuse, actually. Bandcamp page has to get its design. :3
Hm.. where to start on this one. Piracy is a difficult thing to address. If you’re against it you get called pretentious, if you’re for it you get called a scumbag.
But anyway, here’s what I think on your comment there.
See, the thing is, Andrew gets money from the albums because he owns the record label we release our music through. This album wouldn’t exist if Homestuck didn’t exist, and I wouldn’t have the exposure I’m getting.
And you don’t want to pay $4.13 for… 8 songs? That’s like.. 52 cents a song. How much do you see songs for sale on iTunes or the Amazon MP3 store? 99 cents a song. I’m just working with USA currency here, because it’s what I’m familiar with, but seriously, that’s just over half of the industry’s usual rate. So by that standpoint, and assuming that you actually can afford the album, you’re just being a rude cheapskate. :I
But if you can’t actually afford it, then that’s a different story altogether, but it doesn’t excuse you pirating something I put a lot of time and effort into. If you’re desperate to listen to it, you can easily just listen to the songs on Bandcamp.
As for the paying 1 euro, for what, the whole album? 1 euro makes me think you only like one song (and there are many fans out there who in fact have said as such and I’m totally cool with that). But they still bought the album, or they didn’t. Doesn’t matter to me, I’m just glad to know people are listening to my work.
And those who really appreciate my work support me not only through comments and such, but financially as well.
I’d like to try to shoot for beginner level, just explain how to use FL Studio, and some of the raw basics of production. At least, how I do things, anyway. I’m self-taught, so I might do things a lot differently than someone who went to school for it.
Hm.. to be honest, my worst experiences with the team also came at a time when I was pretty damn depressed and jaded with my personal life and career choice (this occurred specifically while I was mastering Volume 6 until some point before Wanderer’s release), so I can’t really give an objective response to the worst experience I’ve had. That’s not saying being on the team is perfect. We’ve had our squabbles, but when you work with a tightly-knit group for so long, eventually someone is going to push someone else’s buttons. But it’s cool. The guys on the team are great.