Posts about music

Foobar sorting

Wednesday, 13 May 2009 at 10:55

Since some time I’ve been sorting my music collection. Going though my hard-drives and Cd’s finding all music-files and moving them to a common place and with the help of foobar2000 place them in a sane directory-structure and keep them there.

Within foobar I sort the artists on the following script. This makes sure that The (International) Noise Conspiracy is among the other artist that begins with I.

$replace($replace($replace($stripprefix(%artist%),’|’,),'[‘,),'(‘,)

That little script keeps things nice and tidy within foobar, but to sort I use these two massive scripts:

$if($greater($strstr(ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ,$upper($left($ascii($replace($replace($replace($stripprefix(%artist%),’|’,),'[‘,),'(‘,)),1))),0),$upper($left($ascii($replace($replace($replace($stripprefix(%artist%),’|’,),'[‘,),'(‘,)),1)),Other)$ascii($swapprefix(%artist%))/$ascii(%title%)

and

$if($greater($strstr(ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ,$upper($left($ascii($replace($replace($replace($stripprefix(%artist%),’|’,),'[‘,),'(‘,)),1))),0),$upper($left($ascii($replace($replace($replace($stripprefix(%artist%),’|’,),'[‘,),'(‘,)),1)),Other)$ascii($swapprefix(%artist%))/$if([%album%],$ascii(%album%)/,)$ascii(%title%)

The first scripts places All My Loving with The Beatles from the album With The Beatles in BBeatles, TheAll My Loving.mp3 while the scrip places it in B/Beatles, The/With The Beatles/All My Loving.mp3. If a folder is missing the album tag it places it in the same location as the first one.

I posted these scripts here so that I might use them if my backup fails or for others. As the usual disclaimer goes, they are only tested on my music files, and may not work with yours. I am not responsible for what happens to your files.

It should be noted that if you want to copy these and use them. For gods sake make sure the scrips doesn’t contain any white characters such as spaces or newlines, and that you copy the whole script, those spaces really screw up formatting.

Stairway to heaven

Saturday, 23 May 2009 at 11:01

I recently discovered, not only do the local library have CD’s full of modern music, with my chemical romance-blood among others(despite what you think of chemical romance, blood really is different), they also have a complete collection of sound fx CD’s. I guess I dont have to spend some of my hard earned money on thoose sorts of CD’s when I can borrow

The music

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 at 13:28

Development on the game engine has been slow this past week so this week I’ve been thinking about the background music for the game. I don’t know the actual graphical style of the game just yet but I think I narrowed down the musical style to either some slow form of swing/jazz like this:

Or some some ambient 80’s style electro music like this .

Given the I’ve already found some electro music that seems to be fitting and that lander used some similar music pieces, it’s safe to assume that I will be using that electro music during the early alpha builds.