Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

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KBSoundSmith
KVRian
706 posts since 6 Jul, 2009

Post Tue May 16, 2017 9:48 am

Depends.

I mainly use KVR/Gearslutz to keep up to date on music tech. I also browse the sound design/production technique areas to see what's trending and to try get new ideas to try out. For those reasons, it's useful, and it can help with creative pursuits.

But I rarely post. When I do, it's in spurts.

And the flame wars, bickering, etc. get on my nerves -- to the point where I'll stop visiting for several months at a time. KVR/Gearslutz -- they turn into time-wasting distractions, and they eat away at your soul because of the overwhelming amount of stupidity, ignorance, and negativity. Honestly, I'm probably ready for another multi-month hiatus, lol.

But overall, KVR/Gearslutz can be useful -- provided you visit with a purpose in mind.

Acid Mitch
KVRAF
1865 posts since 5 Oct, 2005

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 10:11 am

There's quite a few creative posts/threads on KVR.

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Jace-BeOS
KVRAF
4681 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 10:21 am

It can only help me to get into the studio. Otherwise, it's just another online social activity for me when it doesn't.
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my music @ SoundCloud

KurtV
KVRer
3 posts since 10 May, 2014

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 12:54 pm

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For less negativity I would stop by vicontrol.net or thesoundboard.net
http://www.thesoundboard.net/viewforum. ... 46eb4a7399 (http://www.thesoundboard.net/viewforum.php?f=11&sid=0cc88c22e27a41f45356ee46eb4a7399)

EdSevered
KVRist
418 posts since 24 Jul, 2013 from Wisconsin

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 1:01 pm

KurtV wrote:For less negativity I would stop by vicontrol.net or thesoundboard.net
http://www.thesoundboard.net/viewforum. ... 46eb4a7399
WHAT?!?!?!?!?! Leave KVR?!?! ARE YOU INSANE?!?!?!?! :borg:

I think I just threw up in my mouth...a little. :help:
Gaslighting...is a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity.

incubus
Banned
5378 posts since 7 May, 2015

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Well, for all it's flaws, it's better than gear slutz. It's very VERY VERY hard for me to believe that there are so many "pros" over there.

I've tried to leave (and have been tried to force to leave :lol: ) many times, but you know......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU

incubus
Banned
5378 posts since 7 May, 2015

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Acid Mitch wrote:There's quite a few creative posts/threads on KVR.
Why, thank you :hihi:

Zexila
KVRAF
3090 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 2:48 pm

This place had positive influence on my creativity for sure, seen so many folks around who are doing their thing not carrying about anything else than doing just that, gave me massive bump in right direction.

It's liberating being around folks who don't care about industry and other "important" stuff, sure there are plenty of those folks around here too, but they probably just came from GS or something. :hihi:
This entire forum is wading through predictions, opinions, barely formed thoughts, drama, and whining. If you don't enjoy that, why are you here? :D ShawnG

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
6980 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 2:54 pm

I do appreciate the insightful posts regarding music and creativity by the many knowledgeable members, but i do also get put off by the pettiness that many people bring to KVR. When I personally get caught up in the pettiness and forget this is a music forum, i know i need to get my priorities straight.
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incubus
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5378 posts since 7 May, 2015

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 3:52 pm

"It is by gear alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of plugin that thoughts acquire computer speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by gear alone I set my mind in motion"

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do_androids_dream
KVRAF
2769 posts since 26 Oct, 2007 from Kent, UK

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 4:36 pm

I've never really looked to kvr for creativity. I see it as mainly an information source about new plugins and other software - help for problems etc. I used to like hanging out at electro-music.com for interesting discussions about composition/concepts etc. I don't expect to get that at kvr really.

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do_androids_dream
KVRAF
2769 posts since 26 Oct, 2007 from Kent, UK

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 4:38 pm

incubus wrote:"It is by gear alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of plugin that thoughts acquire computer speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by gear alone I set my mind in motion"
:clap:

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IncarnateX
KVRAF
3187 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Fri May 19, 2017 12:15 pm

jancivil wrote:social media has naught to do with it for me.
Not really to me all the time either, but Anti-social media is a complete turn off to me. Creativity killer.

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jancivil
KVRAF
15356 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Fri May 19, 2017 2:21 pm

I just don't, won't approach the music from an emotional place. compartmentalization perhaps, and I feel it's a bit like the multiple personality person that has a strong one looking out for the weaker, but my creativity is on (or off) regardless of other people's input. Also for me sobriety demands confronting trouble, where I used to avoid it at all costs. I'm very easily moved but I don't internalize people's meanness to me, I'd rather be angry than cry about it. If I was in love, it wouldn't help me be inspired is the other side of the coin.

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Jace-BeOS
KVRAF
4681 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Fri May 19, 2017 7:22 pm

incubus wrote:"It is by gear alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of plugin that thoughts acquire computer speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by gear alone I set my mind in motion"
Fun. Made me think up this one:

"It is by acoustic objects alone i set my music in motion. It is by the CPU-suck of plugins that DAWs acquire slowness, the laptops acquire heat, the heat becomes a warning. It is by acoustic objects alone i set my music in motion."

But no, i have too few acoustic objects i can play to rely on them for music :-D
- dysamoria.com
my music @ SoundCloud

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