Time for a Venting Session!

I’ve been so tired lately it’s annoying. And really not in the mood to do many YouTube-y things.  Well, not exactly that, but my audio quality has been annoying me because I have white noise I hear in recordings and I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to get it off ugh.  It doesn’t help that I want to license the thing with the loud white noise, but at this point I’m probably just gonna release it anyways because I’ve already tried re-recording the vocal and no luck.  The noise isn’t as loud, but it’s still there so…yeah, really not happy about that T_T I’m trying to just release things and not obsess about them being perfect, but this is bothering me so much!  I got some trouble shooting tips from people so I’ll try those for my next cover, but sooo frustrating.

 

Speaking of frustrating, I ordered an ocarina!  On Thursday.  They didn’t’ mail it out until this morning (and only after I emailed them) so I’m really upset at the company because I needed to get it tomorrow.  So now, I either have to wait an extra week, or have it sitting at a PO box until I go back which probably will not be for at least a month.  I ordered it last week so it would be here by tomorrow, that was plenty of time!  I know the ocarina gets good reviews, but I’m definitely going to leave a review about how wonky their customer service was.  Not only did they wait to ship it out this morning, but they didn’t even respond to my email inquiry.  I emailed them asking why my item hadn’t been shipped yet, and instead of replying with “Oh, sorry, we can refund your money if you needed it by tomorrow” they just…shipped it without even replying, like they didn’t even know I had ordered an ocarina from their Amazon store.  If I had gotten a reply, I would have probably canceled the order and ordered it later, because I really wanted the ocarina this week so I could implement it in covers.  Now, I have the choice of waiting a week to travel to my PO Box, or wait a few months to get it and not be able to use it in covers -_- really upset with this company.  They’re one of the big ocarina companies, so their lack of customer service is really frustrating and I doubt I’ll order from them again.  But what’s done is done, I suppose.

 

And what gets me about them too, is they didn’t even ship it with express shipping after such a long delay!  Like you should at least do that company, come on.  Raaaage!

 

 

 

I think I may add a few options to the types of videos I’d be doing covers with too, because ugh I’m still not feeling recording for this particular cover and I still can’t put my finger on why.  I have to record video for a collab this weekend, so I may just do it then.  Maybe it’s just because I’ve been feeling bleh lately.  Like I don’t really want to go on camera for the collab but I’m going to out of necessity.  I really need a backup for my covers/arrangements when I’m in a mood like this and just don’t want to be on camera, which probably will be still custom art, or stock footage/animations.  So for covers and originals I’ll have both those options available (though still don’t know how I feel about using a still photo for an arrangement, even if it is custom art lol).  I also want to use game footage for covers too, that would be really fun and another option I’ve thrown on for any cover I do.  I hate that I’m still conflicted about this, it’s not that big a deal and I need to stop stressing about it!
That was a good venting session I needed lol.  Hoping I’ll make a decision with my video styles soon, because I’m getting really annoyed with how stagnant my uploading schedule has been because of something this dumb and probably so inconsequential.  But in my typical way, time to over analyze and over stress about it for no reason~

Getting Things Situated

Since my computer has been on the fritz, I’ve been really stagnant in doing things I’ve been wanting to do, mainly with recording and arranging because my Mom’s computer doesn’t have all of the things that mine has for audio.  When I tried to mix something, it crashed whenever I tried to add one of the heavier effects, so I’m trying to keep mixing to a minimum.  Luckily, I can still record on here, so the collabs I’ve been asked to work on are still going to be happening but as far as content on my channel I don’t think I’ll have any for a while, which majorly bums me out.
I found out through a few more tech savvy friends, that the charging cord probably isn’t the issue.  I guess Acer computers have a problem with soldering?  And a chronic issue with them is that the area where the cord plugs in gets  loose and doesn’t take a charge.  I decided to order an extra cord just in case, but I’ve been looking for computer repair people around my area that may be able to fix the issue.  But now I’m super nervous my computer will catch on fire or something if they don’t know what they are doing rotfl.  I don’t have everything backed up on my computer either, so I’m kind of mini-freaking out over looking for a computer repair place and getting this fixed, or I dunno, just buying another computer all together ugh.  Worst case scenario, I buy a new computer and pull the hard drive out of my old one and make it an external.

 

But anyway!  Instead of dwelling on that stuff, I have been putting things in order for my YouTube channel, and home studio setup.  I’m super excited to DIY a portable recording booth for my mic, and just bought some acoustic panels to use for it.  I have everything else already at home, and I have plans to glam it up with pink paint and possibly glitter-tasticness with my Mom 😄 I love Nintendo’s Kirby, so I may get a print to put on it too, we’ll see when I actually get to designing it!

 

The other thing I’m super excited about is that I finally got my Pay Pal in working order again!  For months I wasn’t able to log into my account because it would ask me to make a business account –shakes fist-.  I emailed customer service and got no response, so yesterday I was determined to get it resolved by staying on the phone until I got an actual human being to fix it.  I got said human being, and they downgraded my account back to personal, and it was so nice to see the account summary page of my Pay Pal again!  More importantly, I can use it to pay to commission people for things like audio mastering and graphics and stuff again EEE!  It was such a huge relief to get that situated again, like seriously!

 

Right now I’m just exploring YouTube, figuring out what I should be doing to optimize my channel, along with that, I have some other things I’m getting ready to launch with my next video, that I can’t wait to get working on!  I really hope I can get my computer fixed soon because as grateful as I am to my Mom for letting me use her secondary computer, man I miss mine so much!  You get attached to your computer when you use it for everything lol.  But at least I can still do half the things I do on here, just not being able to make music myself is making me really anxious 😄 but baby steps, baby steps.  I’m still working towards my goals so I will just keep telling myself that!