Theory in Motion, part 2

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After their musical performance, Laura talks to Danny James and Dillin Quent of Theory in Motion about what type of software they use to create their music.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      For having us.  We had a blast.

      I hope everyone enjoys seeing the technology behind the sound.
      Maybe it will even inspire some music luvrs to give making music on their pc a shot!!!

      Be sure to check us out on myspace for more music, free downloads, and other fun stuff.  Make sure you say hello to us too!!!
      -Danny & Dillin

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      For having us.  We had a blast.

      I hope everyone enjoys seeing the technology behind the sound.
      Maybe it will even inspire some music luvrs to give making music on their pc a shot!!!

      Be sure to check us out on myspace for more music, free downloads, and other fun stuff.  Make sure you say hello to us too!!!
      -Danny & Dillin

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      Duncanma
      Updated that Link... odd that it matters, but that is the sort of thing that happens in a dynamic-url type system (like ours too Smiley )
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      Dengin

      Ahh, I miss my old Atari ST, it had a MIDI port standard.

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      Dengin

      Ahh, I miss my old Atari ST, it had a MIDI port standard.

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      Adam Porter

      Cool...Reason!

      I bought that a few years ago. Too bad I never had the time to learn it. Great overview of what you do. Thanks!

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      Adam Porter

      Cool...Reason!

      I bought that a few years ago. Too bad I never had the time to learn it. Great overview of what you do. Thanks!

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      vortexala

      Checked out the myspace page, got some good stuff there guys. Keep it up.

      As for the show, so far so good. Any chance of focusing more on gaming in the future?

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      vortexala

      Checked out the myspace page, got some good stuff there guys. Keep it up.

      As for the show, so far so good. Any chance of focusing more on gaming in the future?

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      Matthew Mushall

      I really like these guys and their music, but I got a little annoyed by the "macs suck" comment, especially considering they've never used one.  All the new macs are fully customizable and easy to upgrade.  I also think some of the software available is better on macs.  Given, every computer has its problems, but ignorant insults are hardly needed.  I game on PCs, but I do all my work on a mac and couldn't be happier.

      BTW, this episode is severly lacking Tina, my goddess and love. Sad

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      Matthew Mushall

      I really like these guys and their music, but I got a little annoyed by the "macs suck" comment, especially considering they've never used one.  All the new macs are fully customizable and easy to upgrade.  I also think some of the software available is better on macs.  Given, every computer has its problems, but ignorant insults are hardly needed.  I game on PCs, but I do all my work on a mac and couldn't be happier.

      BTW, this episode is severly lacking Tina, my goddess and love. Sad

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      I really hope they get picked up by a label. I hope they head down south sometime for a concert or something.

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      I really hope they get picked up by a label. I hope they head down south sometime for a concert or something.

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      Some what unrelated, but I recently got the new version of Metal Gear Soild 3 that has the online mode. It really rocks to play on there. A lot of the guys from the gamefaqs forum play on the Olga server there if any of you here happen to play. I am TDR on there also. So come on out there and have some fun, as we chase each other though the woods with guns.

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      Some what unrelated, but I recently got the new version of Metal Gear Soild 3 that has the online mode. It really rocks to play on there. A lot of the guys from the gamefaqs forum play on the Olga server there if any of you here happen to play. I am TDR on there also. So come on out there and have some fun, as we chase each other though the woods with guns.

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      You guys definatly have a cool sound. You have a neat myspace page too.

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      Terry Dwayne Redd

      You guys definatly have a cool sound. You have a neat myspace page too.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Haha, sorry, we were just having alittle fun, and what better comment than "Macs suck" while at MS Studios?

      We have many friends that use a mac in making music, and they are great for that, we were just having a little fun.
      Although for us, I could give you 5 or 10 more reasons "off the record" of why pc's are better for those just starting out with music production. 

      If you know what you are doing, have plenty of money available for a MAC and for all your music software needs /or you already know exactly what software you want, then go grab a mac asap.... and spend more money than we have to spend.

      but hey, we are the epidemy of "broke * musicians".... and at least one of us is a punk *.... so hey, can't expect anything less from us Wink
      -dillin

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Haha, sorry, we were just having alittle fun, and what better comment than "Macs suck" while at MS Studios?

      We have many friends that use a mac in making music, and they are great for that, we were just having a little fun.
      Although for us, I could give you 5 or 10 more reasons "off the record" of why pc's are better for those just starting out with music production. 

      If you know what you are doing, have plenty of money available for a MAC and for all your music software needs /or you already know exactly what software you want, then go grab a mac asap.... and spend more money than we have to spend.

      but hey, we are the epidemy of "broke * musicians".... and at least one of us is a punk *.... so hey, can't expect anything less from us Wink
      -dillin

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      Barry Hawkey

      It seemed a little odd to keep seeing the back of Laura's head.  I don't think I've ever seen that shot on Letterman or Leno... Smiley 

      Another good show - that program that TiM is using looks really cool.  Everybody looked really fashionable this time, too.

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      Barry Hawkey

      It seemed a little odd to keep seeing the back of Laura's head.  I don't think I've ever seen that shot on Letterman or Leno... Smiley 

      Another good show - that program that TiM is using looks really cool.  Everybody looked really fashionable this time, too.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Oh yeah, and I have used a MAC when I worked at a graphic design agency, where I heard the "MACs are so much better than PCs for desgn" everyday from other designers. 
      Of course, they had never really used a PC for design...... and guess what, ever after 2 years of working there, I would rather do graphics on my PC.  But hey, thats just me.... the whole one button mouse always pissed me off.....in which case, I got it set up to use a 2 button mouse, to work and look like a....you guessed it... a PC.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Oh yeah, and I have used a MAC when I worked at a graphic design agency, where I heard the "MACs are so much better than PCs for desgn" everyday from other designers. 
      Of course, they had never really used a PC for design...... and guess what, ever after 2 years of working there, I would rather do graphics on my PC.  But hey, thats just me.... the whole one button mouse always pissed me off.....in which case, I got it set up to use a 2 button mouse, to work and look like a....you guessed it... a PC.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Hey thanks... you rawk!!!  Believe it!

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Hey thanks... you rawk!!!  Believe it!

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Amazing stuff. That was an excellent and informative video about the music software you guys use.

      Man, I remember using music software back in college, such as Vegas, Acid, Sound Forge and Pro Tools. Things have certainly advanced.

      Never heard of Reason, Cubase and SX, but they sure do look cool. Does BT use this software?

      Anyway, great music, TIM. I'm sure "Wake Up" will be picked up and released by a label, soon.

      Keep hope alive.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Amazing stuff. That was an excellent and informative video about the music software you guys use.

      Man, I remember using music software back in college, such as Vegas, Acid, Sound Forge and Pro Tools. Things have certainly advanced.

      Never heard of Reason, Cubase and SX, but they sure do look cool. Does BT use this software?

      Anyway, great music, TIM. I'm sure "Wake Up" will be picked up and released by a label, soon.

      Keep hope alive.

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      queso

      Cool guys!

      Do you have any shows coming up?

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      queso

      Cool guys!

      Do you have any shows coming up?

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      Laura10
      These guys are badass-- hit up their myspace site.

      Also, if any of you know other talented electronic musicians send em my way! We'd love to do more stuff like this.
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      Michael

      I´d sign these guys in a jiffy. Talent.

      Only US bands I guess no Laura?

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      Michael

      I´d sign these guys in a jiffy. Talent.

      Only US bands I guess no Laura?

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Indeed, TIM kicks major *. Someone sign these dudes, fast! I'd buy the record.

      I don't know any other Seattle electronica bands.

      TIM should certainly be on 10 as much as possible, but if you want other electronica(outside of WA) talent...see if Crystal Method, BT, Chemical Bros., etc. can ever stop by. 

      That would be interesting if you got Daft Punk.

      Actually, TIM's myspace page lists a lot of the really good electronica talent, as their inspirations.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Indeed, TIM kicks major *. Someone sign these dudes, fast! I'd buy the record.

      I don't know any other Seattle electronica bands.

      TIM should certainly be on 10 as much as possible, but if you want other electronica(outside of WA) talent...see if Crystal Method, BT, Chemical Bros., etc. can ever stop by. 

      That would be interesting if you got Daft Punk.

      Actually, TIM's myspace page lists a lot of the really good electronica talent, as their inspirations.

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      Matthew Mushall

      Redeemed!  True, given you were in the middle of Microsoft Studios, your comment was quite appropriate.  I'm sorry if I seemed a little harsh, I didn't hold it against you guys, but I still get annoyed whenever mac or pc users bash each other.  I use both, so I don't hold anything against either side.

      ...and yes...the one button mouse sucks!

      Keep up the awesome work, guys!  Peace!

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      Matthew Mushall

      Redeemed!  True, given you were in the middle of Microsoft Studios, your comment was quite appropriate.  I'm sorry if I seemed a little harsh, I didn't hold it against you guys, but I still get annoyed whenever mac or pc users bash each other.  I use both, so I don't hold anything against either side.

      ...and yes...the one button mouse sucks!

      Keep up the awesome work, guys!  Peace!

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      You guys need to check out KJ Sawka... a local DnB extrodinaire!!!  He is by far the most tallented drummer around...a virtual one man band!!!

      http://www.myspace.com/kjsawka 

      Get a hold of him, you won't be disapointed!!!   And let him know that we tipped you guys off to him so he'll owe us one Wink

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      You guys need to check out KJ Sawka... a local DnB extrodinaire!!!  He is by far the most tallented drummer around...a virtual one man band!!!

      http://www.myspace.com/kjsawka 

      Get a hold of him, you won't be disapointed!!!   And let him know that we tipped you guys off to him so he'll owe us one Wink

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Right on...very nice to meet you!!!  Luv to have people comment and haggle us a little in good fun!

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Right on...very nice to meet you!!!  Luv to have people comment and haggle us a little in good fun!

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Yes, check out www.myspace.com/theoryinmotion

      but yeah, we have several shows coming up in April.  One will be at Premiere and another at Nectar.

      hit us up for details!!!

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Yes, check out www.myspace.com/theoryinmotion

      but yeah, we have several shows coming up in April.  One will be at Premiere and another at Nectar.

      hit us up for details!!!

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      You know I am not sure what BT uses at the moment.  i know recently he was doing some stuff in Ableton, but I am sure he usesjust about everything from time to time, not to mention he is currently building his own synths and VST plugin.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      You know I am not sure what BT uses at the moment.  i know recently he was doing some stuff in Ableton, but I am sure he usesjust about everything from time to time, not to mention he is currently building his own synths and VST plugin.

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      scratchex

      Great to see Theory in Motion back on explaining what they do. Cool to see a  similar setup as well! Smiley Cubase Sx rocks w/ Reason that's what I use. Some other great software for sampling and drums that I use are:

      Halion
      Serato
      Battery

      For those of you dabbling in music prodcution definitely check out these applications.




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      scratchex

      Great to see Theory in Motion back on explaining what they do. Cool to see a  similar setup as well! Smiley Cubase Sx rocks w/ Reason that's what I use. Some other great software for sampling and drums that I use are:

      Halion
      Serato
      Battery

      For those of you dabbling in music prodcution definitely check out these applications.




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      Laura10
      You don't like the back of my head? Jeez!
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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Interesting, KJ Sawka is playing at the Museum of Flight on April 12th.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Interesting, KJ Sawka is playing at the Museum of Flight on April 12th.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Aww yes... Halion and Battery kick *...

      droolss............we want serato or final scratch!!!

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      Aww yes... Halion and Battery kick *...

      droolss............we want serato or final scratch!!!

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      very small list for the amount of tallent available in seattle however.

      Beehive is cool thoug...they open for us next month!!!
      Check them out too.

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      Danny James & Dillin Quent

      very small list for the amount of tallent available in seattle however.

      Beehive is cool thoug...they open for us next month!!!
      Check them out too.

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      Dengin

      ... OK, I won't go there...

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      Dengin

      ... OK, I won't go there...

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      Barry Hawkey

      Oh, I didn't say that!  It turns out that's where you keep all the really exciting hair.  You've got so many more spikes than we knew about!

      And, for the record, they could stick the camera in your armpit and you'd still look hot.  W00t!

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      Barry Hawkey

      Oh, I didn't say that!  It turns out that's where you keep all the really exciting hair.  You've got so many more spikes than we knew about!

      And, for the record, they could stick the camera in your armpit and you'd still look hot.  W00t!

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      Matthew Mushall

      I love the back of your head, Laura.  As a matter of fact, there isn't any part of you I don't like to see. Wink

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      Matthew Mushall

      I love the back of your head, Laura.  As a matter of fact, there isn't any part of you I don't like to see. Wink

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      Duncanma
      Ok, I'm not sure at what point this thread took a turn for the worse, but after I had read through "It turns out that's where you keep all the really exciting hair", "stick the camera in your armpit and you'd still look hot", and "there isn't any part of you I don't like to see" ... I was blushing.
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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Yeah, I'm disappointed by the list and I'm sure there is a HELL of a lot more electronica bands out there in Seattle/WA.

      Having said that, I did find a few other electronica bands from Seattle:

      Dollfactory
      http://www.dollfactory.org/main.html

      Technetium
      http://www.wildsidepdx.com/Technetium

      United State of Electronica
      http://www.usemusic.com/

      Electric Birds
      http://www.deluxerecs.com/ebsite.html
      Lucy Bland
      http://www.myspace.com/lucybland
      http://lucybland.com/

      As far as DJs...again, I bet there are many around Seattle, but here's one that I found:

      Lusine http://www.myspace.com/lusinespace

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Yeah, I'm disappointed by the list and I'm sure there is a HELL of a lot more electronica bands out there in Seattle/WA.

      Having said that, I did find a few other electronica bands from Seattle:

      Dollfactory
      http://www.dollfactory.org/main.html

      Technetium
      http://www.wildsidepdx.com/Technetium

      United State of Electronica
      http://www.usemusic.com/

      Electric Birds
      http://www.deluxerecs.com/ebsite.html
      Lucy Bland
      http://www.myspace.com/lucybland
      http://lucybland.com/

      As far as DJs...again, I bet there are many around Seattle, but here's one that I found:

      Lusine http://www.myspace.com/lusinespace

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      Barry Hawkey

      Ha.  Oh, Duncan...you know that all goes double for you.

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      Barry Hawkey

      Ha.  Oh, Duncan...you know that all goes double for you.

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      cooper1

      The program that these guys use is sweet,  I use reason my self i love it

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      cooper1

      The program that these guys use is sweet,  I use reason my self i love it

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