[LAU] More Zyn Goodness

Garry Ogle garry.ogle at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Sep 25 16:55:05 EDT 2009

Folderol wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 18:58:31 +0100
> Folderol <folderol at ukfsn.org> wrote:
>> I might not have much clue about programming, but I have had a lot of
>> fun stress-testing zyn and friends.
>> This has had the side effect of prodding me to create some more voice
>> patches, and convert an old tune of mine to entirely Zyn voicing - it
>> had been a mixture of hardware synths and Zyn.
>> The latest version of the tune is at:
>> http://www.musically.me.uk/music/Ghost_Train.ogg
>> http://www.musically.me.uk/music/Ghost_Train.mp3
>> The very first sound you hear is my new 'Metal Drips' and the lead
>> is 'Super Square'. There is also 'Percussion Organ' but it's mixed with
>> another sound so it's not too discernable.
>> All three of these are attached, and as usual, my entire collection
>> (with some other new goddies) is at:
>> http://www.musically.me.uk/Collection.zip
> Not a single comment :(
> This is very disappointing.
My apologies, Will, for the lack of feedback.
I have added your new patches to the others in your excellent 
collection. But hey, install zyn ( or yoshimi ) and you get the William 
Godfrey Collection included! For a good reason. Some kudos there I 
think. :-)
And I don't think your contribution to the testing of Yoshimi went 
unnoticed; certainly not by me.

It makes me wonder what the problem is ( and am I guilty myself? ):
In an off-list email Dave Philips commented on the lack of feedback he 
receives about his music.
Bruce McCosar ( whose blog in included in PlanetLinuxMusicians ) once 
wrote that despite having several albums on Jamendo with thousands of 
downloads and tens of thousands of listens he'd received zero feedback.

I've seen over a thousand downloads from my site in the last year ( not 
bad for an amateur-crap-artist who makes no effort to promote himself ) 
and I have a big fat contact tab there, but how many people have clicked 
on it? two, and neither of them actually mailed me, not even to slag me off!

So I understand why you may be a little dismayed; but as Arnold says, 
checkout your download statistics, and take cold comfort from what is 
written there!

Best wishes, Garry.

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