FL Studio, since back when it was called Fruity Loops, has had a reputation as a pretty easy way to make music, with plenty of detractors and “real musicians” who see it as the epitome of drag & drop music-making, cheapening music, etc.
I love it for these reasons, but given the program’s reputation, I do find it hilarious that there’s an effect called the “Soundgoodizer.” What does it do? Technically speaking, I don’t exactly know, but it makes samples sound really good.
It’s just a filter that bumps up some preset amounts of gain, EQ and compression stuff to make everything sound fuller and warmer, doing exactly what it says it does.
So here’s to FL Studio, for making everything a little easier.
This is my anthem, as a delivery driver
—stuntin like my daddy (tron parker remix)
Out-of-state Tumblrs: If you wonder why I talk a lot about being from Arkansas, it’s because we gave the world a fucking excellent, Palme d’Or-nominated film, which was shot and set in Arkansas, and Netflix assumes and tells everyone it was Mississippi, and I’m not even surprised, because Mississippi somehow stays cemented in the national consciousness as “The South” in any positive, romanticized, or even neutral context, for no particularly good reason I can think of, having visited Mississippi pretty frequently.
- neoliberal notions of “you are what you consume”
- consumptive whiteness- the notion of the sophisticated white, western consumer
This is a perfect example of one of those ideas that is too difficult to hear for anyone who actually needs to hear it, and I actually think that it would be better communicated through comedy.
"That’s me! I totally do that / think like that!" said exactly no one upon reading this piece. I mean, I totally agree with everything stated in the above quote, but it seems a little self-serving because no one responds well to accusations like this, (especially white people when the concepts of whiteness and privilege are dragged into it, somewhat unnecessarily) and may even begin consciously forming opinions that run counter to the point that’s being made.
But if a comic got onstage and said “Hey, I’m a real socially conscious citizen of the world because I shop at Whole Foods,” everyone can laugh at the comic’s poorly-formed rationale or outright self-deprecation, and understand the point as something true and valid. Rather than having to deal with the psychological hurdle of responding to an accusation against themselves, (which demands an admission of guilt and a lifestyle change - a tall order) they’re allowed to begin sorting out their own cognitive dissonances mid-laugh.
…I guess what I’m saying is that comedy is real important.
your daily Tron Parker beat
—vanity & slide
I took some notes from Mobb Deep and used a gas stove as a hi-hat