Author: plaster

Winner of Miss Best Effort seven years and counting, Plasterbrain spends her days pretending to code, writing music, and third bullet point. Her top three first dates would be hunting for slugs, writing fanfiction about Hanzo, and a joint Powerpoint presentation. Oh wait wait wait! Can I add a fourth? The fourth is Neopets.

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  1. The Talos Principle: Worth the Hype?

    The Talos Principle is about humanity, though it taught me more about what it’s like to be a deep-learning AI, trained on several gigabytes worth of useless physics puzzles, and has given me a very good argument for why robots are not programmed to feel boredom or nausea.

  2. Finding and Using Music Samples

    Today’s question: “How do I take a sound I like and turn it into an instrument to use in one of those programs from the first tutorial you did? Do programs map these sound samples to different notes, or do I have to personally modify them and, if so, how?”

  3. Let’s Read Fanfiction: Reader x Cheren

    Going through my documents folder today, I uncovered an important digital relic: an unpublished Pokemon fanfiction read-through of a 2013 Reader x Cheren story. I hope you weren't expecting anything…

  4. How to Write Music for a Scene

    How do you take a scene or a prompt and translate it into a musical idea? The answer is you kinda don’t??? Or maybe I’m just lazy idk blogging is hard

  5. Computer Music Glossary

    Have you always wanted to try writing your own music, but don’t even know where to start learning more? This post has all the terminology and basics you need to start your journey into the land of DAWs, MIDIs, and VSTs.