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Posted by Noisysundae - October 6th, 2019


Updated 17/10/2019: Added contact information at the end of the post.


Updated 16/10/2019: Noisysundae Catering (Music Commissions) is now open! See the Noisysundae Catering section for details.


"And...dropped a hint of the upcoming 15 remasters!" — The Manager

"Hohohohoho...Hohohohoho...Hohohohoho...Hohohohoho...Lolololololololololololololololololololololo!

ㅤㅤWelp, the post title is the actual name of the trololo song, but it's literally my current state on Noisysundae. Haven't really been dead anyway since I was constantly posting a renovation update post every Sunday. It's just that I chose to edit the same entry rather than making new ones weekly. What I mean by coming back home is that I'm doing new menus (music) once more!" — The Manager


ㅤㅤMany walls of text will be made this time, so we are putting the table of contents here. We put the actual note about the menu in the first section of this post so you can easily skip the rest which you might not be our intended recipients.


Table of Contents


ㅤㅤ"I really want to make the ToC below clickable but I can't. So, use your browser's 'find in page' to navigate. Sorry for the inconvenience." — The Manager


  • Latest Menu: Motivation
  • Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0
  • Additional Contents
  • Noisysundae HQ
  • Other Renovation TODOs
  • Noisysundae Catering
  • Makeshift Copyright Notice

Latest Menu: Motivation


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Available in the following NG Portals: FlashAudioArt

Also available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and many more.


Quick Tip: In Newgrounds, you can watch our visualizer straight from the audio portal by just clicking the YouTube link we provided in the description. It will not bring you outside NG. Instead, an embedded player will appear below the link!


ㅤㅤIt has been half a year since we released Cosmic Observer. We are back with a bit of something that can reach a wider audience, a (not so) easy listening rock menu made specifically to start your day with. The menu is served with the all-new Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0. Some of the contents mentioned at the end of the video are not yet available due to finding a place to publish them, but we confirm you that everything related to Motivation is finished! Since we are trying to keep this section short, the details and the changes we made are in the Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0 and the Additional Contents section. Happy eating!


ㅤㅤ"Gotta drop this little list here. Nothing important, though." — The Manager


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Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0


ㅤㅤNow, the BPM and key signature are also displayed dynamically throughout the entire menu by a visualizer layout placed on the left or right of the view, depending on the composition within the art. Motivation, by its musical structure, does not represent how those two work very well (not enough BPM/Key changes over time) so there will be an upcoming remastered menu that shows the mechanic clearly.


ㅤㅤWe also added description for some scoops (part of the menu) and 'The Mixer' which shows an audio level bar for each instrument group: percussions, bass instruments, lead instruments, and background instruments, plus the global one. The scoop description can be anything between narrative accompanying each scoop, a mini production note, or even a rant about that part of the menu from our manager. Nonetheless, we try our best to keep it within one small paragraph each so it is readable without the need for pausing the video.


ㅤㅤApart from The Mixer, the current beat count is displayed on the top right of the layout. The word 'Beat' pulses along, with a slightly bigger pulse when the current beat is a bar. Again, Motivation does not show the dynamic very well and there will be a remastered menu (not the same menu we mentioned in the first paragraph) that does. We are currently working on 'The Recipe' which displays note chart of the lead and some other instruments, but it is still not yet robust enough for menu releases. You can see an example here.


ㅤㅤAt the end of a menu, there are a list of the contents, other than the original menu and the visualizer itself, available (wallpapers, alternate editions of the menu, etc.), and an end note from the manager. The content listed is not static; It lists exactly what comes with the menu thanks to the per-menu data we can put into the template.


ㅤㅤLastly, the parallelogram-shaped element containing the menu title before the menu starts is themed by a static or animated menu art overlay (example), depend on whether the menu comes with a static wallpaper, or both static and animated. However, since it would be redundant when combined with the visualizer itself otherwise, the menus that contains no wallpaper of its own and the menus with a unique visualizer will have a plain color instead.


Additional Contents


ㅤㅤThe possible additional contents released with a menu are as follow: The original menu, alternate key signature, ringtone, static wallpaper, animated wallpaper, and visualizer.


ㅤㅤWe intend to release the alternate key signature and the ringtone together as a paid content (We were going to release them as Patron exclusives, but we do not like the subscription model on just one content creator, and we prefer that you have a taste on our menu first, then decide if it is worth paying.). Think of it as a thank you gift for ones who support us. The expected price is as cheap as one dollar or two. The original is always meant to be for free so you do not miss anything. We are currently looking for a place to properly put them on sale. Still not understand how the things will look like? We have a good news. While the alternate key signature version and the ringtone of Motivation, along with other menus in the future, are not for free, those of the upcoming 15 remastered menus will be, and they will act as what you will get if you buy those of the new menus.


ㅤㅤThe static and animated wallpapers are now released in the ultrawide format. The static wallpaper is released as a PNG file with the size 5120 x 2160 pixels, while the animated ones are in a 2560 x 1080 60 FPS MP4 video (encoded by Handbrake with a 16 RF quality). For 16:9 monitors, you can let the sides of the wallpaper off the screen without any loss in integrity. They were designed that way! Also, for Wallpaper Engine users, each available animated wallpaper has a Steam Workshop content of the same title.


ㅤㅤ"I really hope YouTube will add a setting to fit the video by width or height in the future. The ultrawide videos are letterboxed in 16:9 and most embedded players atm." — The Manager


There are a few more contents planned, but not listed due to a different target market.


  • The original menu for commercial use
  • Stems
  • Individual scoop with trailing after the end (made to order)
  • Full menu, or a scoop with specific set of instruments played in the original (made to order)

Noisysundae HQ


ㅤㅤThe Noisysundae HQ (our own website) is the biggest main task we have in the renovation. The visualizer 3.0 is the mere second. If you take a look into the alpha (Note: Desktop only. After the page is loaded, click the middle square. We do not have time to update the UI at the moment.), the only working section currently is the 'Post'. Still, they are filled with placeholders for now, but we can already make an actual post in there if we want. The thing is, we intend to finish the 'About' section first before doing that. The About contains our shop's bio and the manager's, as well as copyright notices, specifications of our contents, and more. We also have an idea of making a menu player with an ability to jump to, loop, or enqueue a scoop. Basically, you can arrange your own menu with those features, plus the things you see in the visualizer. But for now, we should focus on the core functionality of the HQ first. And before you ask, it does not work on Safari yet.


Other Renovation TODOs


ㅤㅤWe still need to make a new theme for the Bandcamp branch. The Visualizer 3.0 still does not have its default visualizers...Yes, visualizers. We planned to do one for each flavor this time (as opposed to only one default in the 1.0 and 2.0) so this is going to be huge. Other than that, the remaining tasks are mostly clean-ups


  • Updating old menu's metadata here (since they are available for download with unmodified metadata)
  • Say goodbye to some of the branches
  • Setting up the new ones: Twitter, Patreon, Spotify, etc.
  • Organizing the new directory tree on our own computer, plus backup.
  • Dealing with the renamed flavors
  • Updating YouTube thumbnails


The list goes on and on...


Noisysundae Catering


Status: Open


ㅤㅤNow that we are opened for Noisysundae Catering, let us present what kind of custom menus we can offer. We put a list of our existing menus below as examples. Please note that this presentation focuses on the overall concept and theme within each example, and the sound quality (mixing/mastering) may not be on par with what we can produce today. Also, extreme loudness difference warning!


Ambient


Piano Solo

  • The Loner's Lullaby: Ambient-esque tone, dynamic rhythm, slightly gloomy atmosphere.
  • Lighthearted: A menu with Ragtime style.
  • Got Home: Jazzy piano with a feel like, well, when you arrive home from work, exhausted.
  • Isolation: Closer to classical.


Electronic - Drum and Bass


Electronic - House/Trance

  • Shatter: Full-fledged Dream Trance, this menu perfectly shows how complex we can go on mixing.
  • Iridium: A House menu, closer to mainstream stuff.
  • Ghost of Jupiter: Traditional Trance with a very unique drum beat towards the end.


Electronic - (fake) Chiptune

  • Aviator: Your average happy 8-bit menu.
  • Midnight Phantoms: This has the opposite mood from that of Aviator. Heavy use of dissonance.


Other Menus


ㅤㅤ"Well, that was a really, really long list, but it's because I do so many types of menus. Anyway, the inspiration from your project will help me greatly in productivity." — The Manager


ㅤㅤWe also have a demonstration regarding the price, too. We use our latest menu, Motivation, as the reference since the Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0 was also designed to clearly display the elements related to how we place price tags on our menus.



O: New Pattern
*: Reused Pattern from Earlier Sections
-: Not Played

                       Drums       Bass        Piano       Guitar      Synth       Total(Reused)

Intro                  -           -           O           -           -           1
Starting Out (Logo)    O           O           O           O           -           4
Finding the Answer     O           O           O           O           O           5
New Discovery          O           O           O           O           -           4
Relaxation             O           -           *           -           O           2(1)
Live                   O           O           O           O           -           4
Revision               O           O           O           O           -           4
Resolve                O           O           O           O           -           4
Taking Off             O           O           O           O           -           4

Total Number of Patterns: 32

Our pricing formula is as follow (in USD). Rather simple, yet accurately scales to the amount of work and idea put into.

<Base Price per Pattern> x <Number of Patterns>


  • A drum beat, melody, or chord combinations played throughout a section counts as a pattern
  • In most cases, only new patterns (+) are added towards the <Number of Patterns>.
  • On case-by-case basis, reused patterns (*) may be partially added towards the <Number of Patterns> if heavily altered by newly added effects (especially when it completely changes the sound of the instrument, or is achieved with numerous layers of effects).
  • Otherwise, there is no additional cost from effects added.
  • If there is any requirement for additional sound effects or a samples and we do not already have the sounds, it is your responsibility to purchase them, and we do not hold any right to use them outside the scope of your project.


ㅤㅤIf you are interested, our contact information is at the bottom of this post.


Makeshift Copyright Notice


ㅤㅤWe cannot speak like a real lawyer despite using somewhat formal language, so we will let the manager speak up by his own.


ㅤㅤ"For contents made exclusively for Newgrounds: Feel free to use it, even if it's for commercial uses (e.g. a game with microtransactions or ads). This applies as long as your work is only published on NG. Otherwise, continue reading.

ㅤㅤAlright. First, all contents produced by Noisysundae (It's actually a big one-person project so yup, my creations.) are under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) license by default. So, if you really don't feel like speaking to me, yet going for even a cent with my content, don't use it. And make sure to give me a credit: Just my name and stating that I made the menu ('<blablabla title> by Noisysundae' or something like that) is fine, but if you're gonna do that for real, please at least spell it correctly (Noisysundae or Noisy Sundae) so people can google looking for me if they're curious.

ㅤㅤI don't mind having a credit on an explicit content as long as it's not extremely violent. You can always ask if your work is extremely violent to me. For the traditional commercial uses (something that doesn't fall into the gray area like monetization does), I'm going to put my menus on sale for the commercial license, as my staff said in the Additional Contents section of this post. Despite all that said, you can always ask me if you're not very sure.

ㅤㅤOne last thing. Because this will be the case soon after I release the remastered menus...I got a copyright claim of your music on YouTube, what do I do? Well, if you are sure you did everything according to whatever stated above, capture the evidences first (so I know that you did everything right in case your video got taken down), then dispute the claim. I don't have my hands on the YT Content ID management yet so I can't lift a claim myself. Also, I'm not sure if my distributor will notify me when someone file a dispute or not, but if you're good to go and your video gets taken down due to that dispute without me knowing, tell me directly and I'll help you." — The Manager

ㅤㅤThat sums everything up. Now we think, with just the sheer amount of characters alone, you already know why the renovation takes really long. Remember, 'we' do not actually exist.


For copyright issues, business inquiries, or just common discussions, just shoot us a PM here,

or e-mail us at...

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A reply within 48 hours guaranteed regarding the first two statements.


"Well, I can't do captcha here, so I put the e-mail address into an image. That's one way to deal with crawlers, mostly used by spammers. The address is, technically, not in a form of text." — The Manager

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Posted by Noisysundae - August 18th, 2019


Table of Contents


ㅤㅤ• Note of the Week

ㅤㅤㅤㅤ• 29 Sep 2019: Delayed..

ㅤㅤㅤㅤ• Visualizer 3.0

ㅤㅤㅤㅤ• Menu Release Dates

ㅤㅤㅤㅤ• Other Stuff


ㅤㅤ• Commission Details (not yet opened)

ㅤㅤ• TODO List


Note of the Week


Delayed..

ㅤ"I've underestimated the render time on Blender. Been having at it for over 20 hours now and it looks like taking up around 40 more. Sorry for the delay, but it won't be in October for sure! For now, I can do nothing but wait. Hang in there, my laptop." — The Manager


Visualizer 3.0

ㅤ"Dayum, now I really hate my perfectionism. You know right away it's gonna be next Sunday if you see this and the banner! For now, I'll leave the final 10-second intro here." — The Manager



ㅤOne big change on the visualizer 3.0 is that the YouTube End Screen is not available in the ultrawide format. While it is sad that there will be no more clickable stuff at the end (And it obviously means we were forced to scrap the current end screen concept. We should have discovered this sooner.), this also allows us to design the end overlay to look good everywhere, not just on YouTube. The Recipe part of the visualizer overlay may not make it to Motivation because it is still not stable enough, but we are trying to make it work before the next new menu release in November.


Menu Release Dates

These two are the candidates for the next release! For the remastered menus, the release schedule has changed a bit. To spare some time for working on the rest of the renovation project while also keeping up with the releases and commissions (if we manage to find one, let alone make a living on them), the release dates will follow the same rule as we did Motivation: It may or may not be released, but if it is, it will be on Sunday. Not on the first Sunday of the month, though, since we save that for newly created menu. Note that the delayed dates are mostly because of the visualizer. Our tradition is to release everything in a menu simultaneously.


Other Stuffs

ㅤWe are going to get back at making more menu starting next week. Unfortunately, we really cannot call the current state of our renovation finished. The Noisysundae HQ has not progress any further than last month. The theme components for some branches still have not been made. The visualizers for each flavor, too, which act as an animated version of flavor wallpapers. For now, our plan after next Sundae is to finish the Post and the About section of the Noisysundae HQ ASAP since we are going to need them very soon (updates, portfolio for commissions, copyright notice, etc.).


ㅤFor anyone missed the previous notes, the Renovation WIP Stuff playlist on YouTube contains previews of what is to come when the renovation is finished.


Commission Details

(not yet opened)


ㅤWe are going to write down all the details in the Noisysundae HQ. It will be available once the renovation is finished. As of now, the styles we intended to go for the commissions are atmospheric and melodic stuff as you usually taste from our menus like OceansideHeart of the Mountain, and many other. We also prefer epic (fake) chiptune like Midnight Phantoms and piano stuff too. All is mixed with the current mastering approach (Cosmic Observer and Your Everyday Happycore, for examples). Currently, we set the main focus on the renovation and we are going to finish it first within a few months.


TODO List


This list is updated weekly but the actual changes are not.

ㅤ+ : New ← Newly added entries are marked as new for one week

ㅤ- : Plan

ㅤ= : Design

ㅤ* : Implement

ㅤ# : Finished


New Default Theme

ㅤBanner Overlays (16:9 base ratio) #

ㅤIcons #

ㅤAnimated Jingle #

ㅤFacebook: Story Banner -

ㅤYoutube: Channel Trailler -


CGs

ㅤWallpaper/Animated Wallpaper Template #

ㅤFlavor (Cover) Templates (Regular, 16:9, Youtube Thumbnail) #

ㅤIcon Badge Template #

ㅤReplacing Flavor Cover with Cropped Wallpaper (for menus released with wallpapers) -

ㅤUpdating All Flavor Covers (Completed: 6 / 10) ######---- [On Hold: We are planning to start this task over due to the change of the base aspect ratio for artworks.]

ㅤㅤAir Flavored

ㅤㅤReconstruction Flavoredㅤ(was Remix Flavored)

ㅤㅤMajesty Flavoredㅤ(was Majestica Flavored)

ㅤㅤMetal Flavored

ㅤㅤPiano Flavored

ㅤㅤPixel Flavored

ㅤㅤRandomness Flavoredㅤ(was Unnamed Flavored)

ㅤㅤVanilla Flavoredㅤ(was Classic Flavored)

ㅤㅤSpace Flavored

ㅤㅤVelocity Flavored


Text

ㅤMenu Description Template #

ㅤUpdating Existing Description (incl. grammar fix) #

ㅤUpdating Additional Texts in Each Branch #

ㅤUpdating File Tags (Metadata) #


Sundae

ㅤChanging Base Format from WAV to FLAC #

ㅤAll-new FL Studio Template #

ㅤRemastered Menus (Completed: 15 / 15) #

ㅤThe Noisysundae Anthem (Revealed: The title is 'Motivation') #


Other Updates

ㅤMake the menu (a playlist with all main releases) for all branches #

ㅤThai Language Support *


Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0

ㅤThe 10-second intro #

ㅤVisualizer Section

ㅤㅤLayout Header *

ㅤㅤLayout Content: The Mixer *

ㅤㅤLayout Content: The Recipe *

ㅤㅤLayout Content: The Scoop *

ㅤㅤDefault Visualizers for each Flavor (Completed: 0 / 10) *

ㅤEnd Screen *

ㅤBPM, Key Signature Indicators *


Noisysundae HQ (Noisysundae.com) & About 3.0

ㅤLoading Screen & Jingle *

ㅤMenu Header (After Jingle, Top of the Page) *

ㅤPosts =

ㅤDownloads -

ㅤAbout =

ㅤInfo -

ㅤSettings *

ㅤPlayer -


Note: There will be no more changes on Blogger, MySpace, and YourListen since we are planning to close them after we finish the renovation.


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Posted by Noisysundae - May 26th, 2019


Table of Contents


  • Note of the Week
  • Commission Details (not yet opened)
  • TODO List

Note of the Week


ㅤ"Still artwork for Motivation is 95% completed for tonight. Needs a bit more polishing and some adjustments that are needed for both still and animated (visualizer, animated wallpaper) sides. When it's complete, I'll lock in the final release date by submitting Motivation to CD Baby. The branch banners are also gonna be updated. All of this is happening this week!


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ㅤAnd a quick zoom in to show the texture details!" — The Manager


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ㅤFor anyone missed the previous notes, the Renovation WIP Stuff playlist on YouTube contains previews of what is to come when the renovation is finished.


Commission Details

(not yet opened)


ㅤWe are going to write down all the details in the Noisysundae HQ. It will be available once the renovation is finished. As of now, the styles we intended to go for the commissions are atmospheric and melodic stuff as you usually taste from our menus like OceansideHeart of the Mountain, and many other. We also prefer epic (fake) chiptune like Midnight Phantoms and piano stuff too. All is mixed with the current mastering approach (Cosmic Observer and Your Everyday Happycore, for examples). Currently, we set the main focus on the renovation and we are going to finish it first within a few months.


TODO List


This list is updated weekly but the actual changes are not.

ㅤ+ : New ← Newly added entries are marked as new for one week

ㅤ- : Plan

ㅤ= : Design

ㅤ* : Implement

ㅤ# : Finished


New Default Theme

ㅤBanner Overlays (16:9 base ratio) *

ㅤIcons #

ㅤBackground Arts *

ㅤAnimated Jingle #

ㅤFacebook: Story Banner -

ㅤYoutube: Channel Trailler -


CGs

ㅤWallpaper/Animated Wallpaper Template #

ㅤFlavor (Cover) Templates (Regular, 16:9, Youtube Thumbnail) #

ㅤIcon Badge Template #

ㅤReplacing Flavor Cover with Cropped Wallpaper (for menus released with wallpapers) -

ㅤUpdating All Flavor Covers (Completed: 6 / 10) ######----

ㅤㅤAir Flavored

ㅤㅤDerivation Flavoredㅤ(was Remix Flavored)

ㅤㅤMajesty Flavoredㅤ(was Majestica Flavored)

ㅤㅤMetal Flavored

ㅤㅤPiano Flavored

ㅤㅤPixel Flavored

ㅤㅤRandomness Flavoredㅤ(was Unnamed Flavored)

ㅤㅤVanilla Flavoredㅤ(was Classic Flavored)

ㅤㅤSpace Flavored

ㅤㅤVelocity Flavored


Text

ㅤMenu Description Template #

ㅤUpdating Existing Description (incl. grammar fix) #

ㅤUpdating Additional Texts in Each Branch #

ㅤUpdating File Tags (Metadata) *


Sundae

ㅤChanging Base Format from WAV to FLAC #

ㅤAll-new FL Studio Template #

ㅤRemastered Menus (Completed: 15 / 15) #

ㅤThe Noisysundae Anthem (Revealed: The title is 'Motivation') #


Other Updates

ㅤMake the menu (a playlist with all main releases) for all branches #

ㅤThai Language Support *


Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0

ㅤThe 10-second intro *

ㅤVisualizer Section

ㅤㅤLayout Header *

ㅤㅤLayout Content: The Mixer *

ㅤㅤLayout Content: The Recipe *

ㅤㅤLayout Content: The Scoop *

ㅤㅤFlavor Default Visualizers (Completed: 0 / 10) *

ㅤEnd Screen *

ㅤBPM, Key Signature Indicators *


Noisysundae HQ (Noisysundae.com) & About 3.0

ㅤLoading Screen & Jingle *

ㅤMenu Header (After Jingle, Top of the Page) *

ㅤPosts =

ㅤDownloads -

ㅤAbout =

ㅤInfo -

ㅤSettings *

ㅤPlayer -


Note: There will be no more changes on Blogger, MySpace, and YourListen since we are planning to close them after we finish the renovation.


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Posted by Noisysundae - January 20th, 2019


Table of Contents


  • Note of the Week
  • Commission Details (not yet opened)
  • TODO List

Note of the Week


"Just a few minutes after posting last week's video, I got a brilliant idea to improve readability on the notes. I ended up using most of this week's time redesigning the grid and this is what I got. Instead of just indicating the C key in different octaves, now, the darkest horizontal lines actually represent the main key in the current key signature. For example, earlier in the video, the menu is in Eb Major and those lines are on the D# keys, while it's C Minor towards the end and the C key lines got darkened instead. The less dark ones indicate the degrees on the major/minor scale. For anyone who doesn't know much about basic music theory, you'll find the notes almost always placed on the degree lines (that is also how catchy melodies were made, in most cases). The faintest ones are just semitones. All of these updates according to the current key signature." — The Manager



In this week, we are going to fix some problems on the note generation. For example, the long legato notes played at 1:13. And if we have time left, we intend to continue on The Mixer and the top part of the layout.


For anyone missed the previous notes about the remastered menus, here is a list of showcases!


Commission Details

(not yet opened)


We are going to write down all the details in the Noisysundae HQ. It will be available once the renovation is finished. As of now, the styles we intended to go for the commissions are atmospheric and melodic stuff as you usually taste from our menus like OceansideHeart of the Mountain, and many other. We also prefer epic (fake) chiptune like Midnight Phantoms and piano stuff too. All is mixed with the current mastering approach (Cosmic Observer and Your Everyday Happycore, for examples). Currently, we set the main focus on the renovation and we are going to finish it first within a few months.


TODO List


This list is updated weekly but the actual changes are not.

+ : New ← Newly added entries are marked as new for one week

- : Plan

= : Design

* : Implement

# : Finished


New Default Theme

ㅤㅤBanner Overlays (16:9 base ratio) *

ㅤㅤIcons #

ㅤㅤBackground Arts *

ㅤㅤAnimated Jingle #

ㅤㅤFacebook: Story Banner -

ㅤㅤYoutube: Channel Trailler -


CGs

ㅤㅤWallpaper/Animated Wallpaper Template #

ㅤㅤFlavor (Cover) Templates (Regular, 16:9, Youtube Thumbnail) #

ㅤㅤIcon Badge Template #

ㅤㅤReplacing Flavor Cover with Cropped Wallpaper (for menus released with wallpapers) -

ㅤㅤUpdating All Flavor Covers (Completed: 6 / 10) ######----

ㅤㅤㅤㅤAir Flavored

ㅤㅤㅤㅤDerivation Flavoredㅤ(was Remix Flavored)

ㅤㅤㅤㅤMajesty Flavoredㅤ(was Majestica Flavored)

ㅤㅤㅤㅤMetal Flavored

ㅤㅤㅤㅤPiano Flavored

ㅤㅤㅤㅤPixel Flavored

ㅤㅤㅤㅤRandomness Flavoredㅤ(was Unnamed Flavored)

ㅤㅤㅤㅤVanilla Flavoredㅤ(was Classic Flavored)

ㅤㅤㅤㅤSpace Flavored

ㅤㅤㅤㅤVelocity Flavored


Text

ㅤㅤMenu Description Template #

ㅤㅤUpdating Existing Description (incl. grammar fix) #

ㅤㅤUpdating Additional Texts in Each Branch #

ㅤㅤUpdating File Tags (Metadata) *


Sundae

ㅤㅤChanging Base Format from WAV to FLAC #

ㅤㅤAll-new FL Studio Template #

ㅤㅤRemastered Menus (Completed: 15 / 15) #

ㅤㅤThe Noisysundae Anthem *


Other Updates

ㅤㅤMake the menu (a playlist with all main releases) for all branches #

ㅤㅤThai Language Support *


Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0

ㅤㅤTemplate Base

ㅤㅤㅤㅤThe 10-second intro *

ㅤㅤㅤㅤVisualizer Section *

ㅤㅤㅤㅤEnd Screen *

ㅤㅤㅤㅤBPM, Key Signature Indicators *

ㅤㅤArt Styles *


Noisysundae HQ (Noisysundae.com) & About 3.0

ㅤㅤLoading Screen & Jingle *

ㅤㅤMenu Header (After Jingle, Top of the Page) *

ㅤㅤPosts =

ㅤㅤDownloads -

ㅤㅤAbout =

ㅤㅤInfo -

ㅤㅤSettings *

ㅤㅤPlayer -


Note: There will be no more changes on Blogger, MySpace, and YourListen since we are planning to close them after we finish the renovation.


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Posted by Noisysundae - December 2nd, 2018


Table of Contents

  • Note of the week
  • TODO list
  • Updated Flavor Arts

Note of the Week

This is the result of what we were talking about last week!

Unlike in any of our visualizers, this one uses MIDI data exported from FL Studio instead of directly tampering with the audio amplitudes (levels). With MIDI, we can have some cool features such as precise percussion hits, or animations related to note's pitch and velocity. As you see in the video, the particle generation rate and brightness vary from each note's velocity. The only problem we have currently is when multiple notes are in effect in one frame. After trying to program the After Effects expressions, we can deal with the case when multiple notes are triggered (e.g. chords). Then, what about when a note is triggered while another note is being held (think guitar arpeggio)? It happened within this video, too, when an arpeggio occurs in the middle and the particle origin flickers to the left. Even if we manage to cover that case with expressions, it would be too computationally expensive and add too much render time to the project. That is because of how expressions work.

Well, we will stop here since this conversation gets technical really fast. Anyway, if you are interested and have any questions, feel free to ask in this post.

Note: Our manager made that piano short back a few months ago.

"Off topic, I also discovered TiddlyWiki this week and found that it can be very useful for writing my game designs! I would like to spend this week for experimenting with it. I'll open a new post for the next renovation note to talk about this. Oh! And I'm still doing fine on the piano lessons. Still spend 1-2 hours practicing every day. :D" — The Manager


TODO list

This list is updated weekly but the actual changes are not.
+ : New ← Newly added entries are marked as new for one week
- : Plan
= : Design
* : Implement
# : Finished

New Default Theme
ㅤㅤBanner Overlays (16:9 base ratio) *
ㅤㅤIcons #
ㅤㅤBackground Arts *
ㅤㅤAnimated Jingle #
ㅤㅤFacebook: Story Banner -
ㅤㅤYoutube: Channel Trailler -

CGs
ㅤㅤWallpaper/Animated Wallpaper Template #
ㅤㅤFlavor (Cover) Templates (Regular, 16:9, Youtube Thumbnail) #
ㅤㅤIcon Badge Template #
ㅤㅤReplacing Flavor Cover with Cropped Wallpaper (for menus released with wallpapers) -
ㅤㅤUpdating All Flavor Covers (Completed: 6 / 10) ######----
ㅤㅤㅤㅤAir Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤDerivation Flavoredㅤ(was Remix Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMajesty Flavoredㅤ(was Majestica Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMetal Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPiano Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPixel Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤRandomness Flavoredㅤ(was Unnamed Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVanilla Flavoredㅤ(was Classic Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤSpace Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVelocity Flavored

Text
ㅤㅤMenu Description Template #
ㅤㅤUpdating Existing Description (incl. grammar fix) #
ㅤㅤUpdating Additional Texts in Each Branch #
ㅤㅤUpdating File Tags (Metadata) *

Sundae
ㅤㅤChanging Base Format from WAV to FLAC *
ㅤㅤNoisysundae Audio Watermark *
ㅤㅤRemastering Bestsellers *
ㅤㅤThe Noisysundae Anthem *

Other Updates
ㅤㅤMake the menu (a playlist with all main releases) for all branches #
ㅤㅤThai Language Support *

Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0
ㅤㅤTemplate Base
ㅤㅤㅤㅤThe 10-second intro *
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVisualizer Section *
ㅤㅤㅤㅤEnd Screen *
ㅤㅤㅤㅤBPM, Key Signature Indicators *
ㅤㅤArt Styles *

Noisysundae HQ (Noisysundae.com) & About 3.0
ㅤㅤLoading Screen & Jingle *
ㅤㅤMenu Header (After Jingle, Top of the Page) *
ㅤㅤPosts =
ㅤㅤDownloads -
ㅤㅤAbout =
ㅤㅤInfo -
ㅤㅤSettings *
ㅤㅤPlayer -

* There will be no more changes on Blogger, MySpace, and YourListen since we are going to close them after we finishes the renovation.


Updated Flavor Arts
(Click to view in full resolution)

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Posted by Noisysundae - September 30th, 2018


Table of Contents

  • Important Speech
  • Note of the week
  • TODO list
  • 10 minute Inktober (Completed)
  • Updated Flavor Arts

Important Speech (From November 18th's Note of the Week) 

We are afraid to say that we cannot complete the renovation before new year. However, we are making another big announcement by doing a unique visualizer based on the new Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0 template. Of course, that means after half a year, a new sundae is coming! For now, we are pausing everything not related to the visualizer (except the HQ, if we have spare time during the work hours) for the rest of this year. If things go well, our manager is more than willing to quit his current full-time job by the end of January and work 24/7 on the renovation. He never lets us go and he really wants to make Noisysundae for a living. Content creator is his dream job and with your help, he can fulfill it! Until then, you can always come back here again on Sundays and keep track of our progress. Now, it is time we ask you to help us spread the word if you like what you ordered here!


Note of the Week

On the last week, our manager have to prepare the year-end presentation for his full-time job so he did not do so much works here. Still, we managed to make some progress. Let us go straight to our current main priority, the visualizer. We got the 10-second intro back! It is obviously incomplete. We still have to work on the default art and animate it both in this and the Noisysundae HQ as a background. We are trying to animate the icon in loop but masking the shape layers, combined with setting the pivots for each layer (for rotation and scaling. See how our icon wobbles in the jingle.), in After Effects is a lot of work, unfortunately. We are going to animate that in Blender and import the pre-rendered footage instead. Other than that, the structure of the intro composition itself is very messy at this moment. Perhaps starting over is a better choice.

Nonetheless, which version of the menu info do you prefer? The old one, which has a shaking metronome and a flashing clef, or just simple lines of text like the one in this video. We understand that putting more efforts does not always mean we will get a better result so we would like to hear your opinions, if there will be any.

"I also had some spare time during the work hours and worked a bit more on the Noisysundae HQ. Set up the Setting page which will definitely be used in the future. For now, the highlight color can be changed if you get sick of the strawberry main color. It's saved in your local storage. That means the color stay changed the next time you open the Noisysundae HQ. Additionally, I added soft shadows in some elements too to make them stand out more." — The Manager

And that was all we did last week!


TODO list

This list is updated weekly but the actual changes are not.
+ : New ← Newly added entries are marked as new for one week
- : Plan
= : Design
* : Implement
# : Finished

New Default Theme
ㅤㅤBanner Overlays (16:9 base ratio) *
ㅤㅤIcons #
ㅤㅤBackground Arts *
ㅤㅤAnimated Jingle #
ㅤㅤFacebook: Story Banner -
ㅤㅤYoutube: Channel Trailler -

CGs
ㅤㅤWallpaper/Animated Wallpaper Template #
ㅤㅤFlavor (Cover) Templates (Regular, 16:9, Youtube Thumbnail) #
ㅤㅤIcon Badge Template #
ㅤㅤReplacing Flavor Cover with Cropped Wallpaper (for menus released with wallpapers) -
ㅤㅤUpdating All Flavor Covers (Completed: 6 / 10) ######----
ㅤㅤㅤㅤAir Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤDerivation Flavoredㅤ(was Remix Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMajesty Flavoredㅤ(was Majestica Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMetal Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPiano Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPixel Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤRandomness Flavoredㅤ(was Unnamed Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVanilla Flavoredㅤ(was Classic Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤSpace Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVelocity Flavored

Text
ㅤㅤMenu Description Template #
ㅤㅤUpdating Existing Description (incl. grammar fix) #
ㅤㅤUpdating Additional Texts in Each Branch #
ㅤㅤUpdating File Tags (Metadata) *

Sundae
ㅤㅤChanging Base Format from WAV to FLAC *
ㅤㅤNoisysundae Audio Watermark *
ㅤㅤRemastering Bestsellers *
ㅤㅤThe Noisysundae Anthem *

Other Updates
ㅤㅤMake the menu (a playlist with all main releases) for all branches #
ㅤㅤThai Language Support *

Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0
ㅤㅤTemplate Base
ㅤㅤㅤㅤThe 10-second intro *
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVisualizer Section =
ㅤㅤㅤㅤEnd Screen *
ㅤㅤㅤㅤBPM, Key Signature Indicators *
ㅤㅤArt Styles =

Noisysundae HQ (Noisysundae.com) & About 3.0
ㅤㅤLoading Screen & Jingle *
ㅤㅤMenu Header (After Jingle, Top of the Page) *
ㅤㅤPosts =
ㅤㅤDownloads -
ㅤㅤAbout =
ㅤㅤInfo -
ㅤㅤSettings *
ㅤㅤPlayer -

* There will be no more changes on Blogger, MySpace, and YourListen since we are going to close them after we finishes the renovation.


10 minute Inktober

The collection below is ordered by date (left to right, top to bottom). Click to see the larger view.
* Note: This collection
will not be carried onto the next news post.

Collection

Day 1
9:50 - 10:00 PM (GMT +7)
"I used to draw tribal arts much better than this. I'm going to make my way back to that point by doing this challenge, I guess." — The Manager

Day 2
9:25 - 9:35 PM (GMT +7)
"Welp, a flower. At least, the angle made this doodle looks decent." — The Manager

Day 3
11:10 - 11:20 PM (GMT +7)
"Safe! Almost missed the train today lol. Now that I think about it, is 10 minutes too short to make an art? Well, I don't want to make just a doodle anymore. I used to spent an hour before a collage class drawing an epic tribal art too. Perhaps because I always do my drawings slow." — The Manager

Day 4
8:13 - 8:23 PM (GMT +7)
"Starting to get the hang of it. Felt more comfortable adding the lines now. When I do a tribal art, I start with a thick curve, then draw the rest out of it. My doodles are mostly abstract because they aren't based on any real world object." — The Manager

Day 5
8:06 - 8:16 PM (GMT +7)
"Well, managed to make today's doodle into something real. Otherwise pretty messed up, this one." — The Manager

Day 6
11:33 - 11:43 PM (GMT +7)
"Drew this before bed. I was too tired yesterday so I slept (or rather, passed out) right after. Some countries are still before midnight now anyway." — The Manager

Day 7
6:17 - 6:27 PM (GMT +7)
"Did this after dinner and before editing the headers. I was satisfied with this halfway through and decided to play it safe, added double curves untill the time was up." — The Manager

Day 8
8:18 - 8:28 PM (GMT +7)
"Stencil curves here and there." — The Manager

Day 9
9:24 - 9:34 AM (GMT +7)
"Well, it looks just like..." — The Manager

Day 10
8:52 - 9:02 PM (GMT +7)
"It seems I bent the curves too much this time. Should've made the tail smaller but not too small or it'll be like the yesterday's doodle." — The Manager

Day 11
7:53 - 8:03 AM (GMT +7)
"Another doodle to start my day." — The Manager 

Day 12
7:56 - 8:06 AM (GMT +7)
"I got an idea! Since I wanna keep the 10 minute rule for the rest of the month but also wanna make big creations, I'll continue drawing this thing tomorrow." — The Manager

Day 13
11:33 - 11:43 PM (GMT +7)
"I think this thing needs tail but it's already 10 minutes for today. Gonna do it tomorrow. Started this late because I was doing something big, though." — The Manager

Day 14
10:16 - 10:26 PM (GMT +7)
"It has no legs! I'm doing them tomorr- *Slapped by Batman*" — The Manager

Day 15
5:18 - 5:28 PM (GMT +7)
"Well, looks like Facebook tried to cut down my reach now that I post more frequently. I guess I'll keep the same way of posting (post only when I release something) after the Inktober is over." — The Manager

Day 16
8:52 - 9:02 PM (GMT +7)
"Drew this right after I arrived home despite of my exhaustion. Got off the work at 5:30 PM, walked one and a half kilometers (about a mile) only to wait for 45 minutes to catch a bus...standing in it for the next couple of hours, all because a construction company closed two lanes of an already busy road and guess what, they close four of them towards an intersection! Good thing I drank enough water to get through this. *ranting ends here*" — The Manager

Day 17
11:05 - 11:15 PM (GMT +7)
"Today, I changed the way back from the office only to arrive home at the same time as yesterday. Can't I have a little more time between work days?" — The Manager

Day 18
9:46 - 9:56 PM (GMT +7)
"Too tired to make a post everyday now. I can only draw this, write something, and go get a 6-hour sleep." — The Manager

Day 19
10:03 - 10:13 PM (GMT +7)
"Finally, Friday nearly ends. I'm having a whole next week off! Still going to work on Noisysundae, though." — The Manager

Day 20
1:52 - 2:02 PM (GMT +7)
"It's cloudy today so I feel like drawing Pandora's Box." — The Manager

Day 21
10:00 - 10:10 PM (GMT +7)
"This is the last doodle I draw for Inktober 2018. For the remaining 10 days, I'm going to make a page full of tribal arts in 100 minutes!" — The Manager

Day 22
10:12 - 10:22 PM (GMT +7)
"And it begins, the 100 minute Inktober - First 10 Minutes!" — The Manager

Day 23
9:12 - 9:22 PM (GMT +7)
"Now that I think about it, I wasted many pages by drawing just one doodle per page. Should've done big ones with a few attempts (days) combined, like what I'm doing now." — The Manager

Day 24
8:52 - 9:02 PM (GMT +7)
"Now, I'm trying to make something out of this. This one is not gonna be an abstract art anymore." — The Manager

Day 25
10:11 - 10:21 PM (GMT +7)
"Today's my younger sister's commencement day. I'm a bit tired but I'm drawing this anyway. Can you see something now?" — The Manager

Day 26
8:38 - 8:48 PM (GMT +7)
"A demon has awakened!" — The Manager

Day 27
7:03 - 7:13 PM (GMT +7)
"Filled the bottom, didn't work as expected." — The Manager

Day 28
8:46 - 8:56 PM (GMT +7)
"Tried to draw a wing but the time was up. I'll try to complete it and also make the bottom end look smoother within the remaining 3 days." — The Manager

Day 29
10:38 - 10:48 PM (GMT +7)
"After a week off, this is the first time I really feel like the way back home is trying to kill me. The subway construction sites block even more roads than before. Seriously thinking about quitting the job at this point. I wish I could make a steady income off Noisysundae right now." — The Manager

Day 30
8:15 - 8:25 PM (GMT +7)
"Filled out the bottom and it really looks finished for me. I'm trying to do something with the wing tomorrow, in the remaining 10 minutes." — The Manager

Day 31
8:18 - 8:28 PM (GMT +7)
"What is this? Handwriting for ants? It's a demon anyway so...happy Halloween I guess." — The Manager

View the finale in its full resolution in the Art Portal


Updated Flavor Arts

#1 Created: Aug 12
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#2 Created: Aug 19
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#3 Created: Sep 2, Updated: Sep 9
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#4 Created: Sep 16
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#5 Created: Oct 7
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#6 Created: Nov 11
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Posted by Noisysundae - June 8th, 2018


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Previous Post: Two Weeks on the Job, a Change of Plan, and a Second Thought
Well, took us a week to complete this post.


TODO Updated: Sep 23 2018

ㅤㅤNote of the Week: This is the last note in this post before we move onto a new one next week. We are getting our templates ready and making the default theme to be used within them. Here are the layouts of Facebook and YouTube headers we made by hand.

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ㅤㅤAs for the next flavor art, we do not come up with any new idea yet. We will see after the next week when the templates are done as we said. The header update will also act as a template test. At least, all the headers on each branch (except Bandcamp and Blogger since those two are fully themed) will receive an update. In Newgrounds, the news post banner template (the one on the very top of this post, for example) is scrapped and removed from the TODO list. The latest menu notice will be within the headers instead. It makes more sense that way, especially when the post is not related to the release.

All Updated Flavor Arts

#1 (Aug 12)
What Flavor is This #1

#2 (Aug 19)
What Flavor is This #2

#3 (Sep 2, Updated: Sep 9)
What Flavor is This #3

#4 (Sep 16)
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Overall Progress: 43.41%
(According to the current marks so it may not be accurate.)
|▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬———————————|

ㅤㅤWe intend to update this list weekly while the actual changes are made arbitarily. If we come up with any new plan, it will be added here, with the + mark for a week.

+ : Newㅤ- : Planㅤ= : Designㅤ* : Implementㅤ# : Finished

New Default Theme
ㅤㅤBanner Overlays (16:9 base ratio) *
ㅤㅤIcons *
ㅤㅤBackground Arts *
ㅤㅤAnimated Jingle =
ㅤㅤFacebook: Story Banner -
ㅤㅤYoutube: Channel Trailler -

CGs
ㅤㅤWallpaper/Animated Wallpaper Template #
ㅤㅤFlavor (Cover) Templates (Regular, 16:9, Youtube Thumbnail) #
ㅤㅤIcon Badge Template #
ㅤㅤReplacing Flavor Cover with Cropped Wallpaper (for menus released with wallpapers) -
ㅤㅤUpdating All Flavor Covers (Completed: 4 / 10) ####=-----
ㅤㅤㅤㅤAir Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤDerivation Flavoredㅤ(was Remix Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMajesty Flavoredㅤ(was Majestica Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMetal Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPiano Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPixel Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤRandomness Flavoredㅤ(was Unnamed Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVanilla Flavoredㅤ(was Classic Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤSpace Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVelocity Flavored

Text
ㅤㅤMenu Description Template #
ㅤㅤUpdating Existing Description (incl. grammar fix) #
ㅤㅤUpdating Additional Texts in Each Branch #
ㅤㅤUpdating File Tags (Metadata) *

Sundae
ㅤㅤChanging Base Format from WAV to FLAC *
ㅤㅤNoisysundae Audio Watermark *
ㅤㅤRemastering Bestsellers *
ㅤㅤThe Noisysundae Anthem =

Other Updates
ㅤㅤMake the menu (a playlist with all main releases) for all branches #
ㅤㅤThai Language Support *

Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0
ㅤㅤTemplate Base
ㅤㅤㅤㅤThe 10-second intro -
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVisualizer Section -
ㅤㅤㅤㅤEnd Screen -
ㅤㅤㅤㅤBPM, Key Signature Indicators -
ㅤㅤArt Styles (See 'The Visualizer 3.0' section) =

Noisysundae HQ (Noisysundae.com) & About 3.0
ㅤㅤLoading Screen & Jingle *
ㅤㅤMenu Header (After Jingle, Top of the Page) =
ㅤㅤPosts -
ㅤㅤDownloads -
ㅤㅤAbout -
ㅤㅤInfo -
ㅤㅤSettings -
ㅤㅤPlayer -

Opening/Closing Branches
ㅤㅤ
Closing
ㅤㅤㅤㅤBlogger
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMySpace
ㅤㅤㅤㅤYourListen
ㅤㅤOpening
ㅤㅤㅤㅤHeadquater (Noisysundae.com)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤInstagram
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPatreon
ㅤㅤㅤㅤTwitter


The Summary of our Current Situation (and a Call for Supports)

ㅤㅤSince the third of May, our manager is on his job somewhere else as a full-stack dev, and he is feeling uncomfortable with it lately.

ㅤㅤ"It's been a month and a week, and I admit that I have next to no passion left for the current job. Perhaps because on weekdays, I have very little time just to sleep, let alone doing things other than works, or just because it's not a game company. But this job makes me realize that I've been doing my dream job all this time, but it was overlooked. So, I'm asking you if I can make Noisysundae my real job after the renovation is finished. The whole menu will be always for free, it's just that I'm going to open the Patreon branch for ones who are willing to support me. I secretly created a Petreon account when we made a poll on the Scenic Ride visualizer to ask if I should use Patreon. Most of the voters agree with that, but I didn't do anything further back then. Before you ask, there will be no exclusive content for the patrons (aside from my thanks and shoutouts, perhaps) because I want everyone to enjoy our music, and I don't want you to think of Noisysundae as my way to grind money out of you. I'll feel really awkward if that happens. Other than that, I might open for commissions (something like making game OSTs) or start to get more serious on the Decay Project, which was planned to be remade from scratch due to the messy structure of the old project).

ㅤㅤI hope that I can actually quit the life of a salaryman and do Noisysundae 24/7 (Plus, I love my home, I'm introverted. :P). I'm counting on you!" — The Manager


The New Default Theme

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ㅤㅤ"I still don't have a clear picture of the new default art, but I have 2 main sets of colors and styles in mind. One is 45% sky blue, 45% raspberry (reddish pink), and 10% yellow. The art style will be something like what you see in the "Under Construction" banner. The other is 40% chocolate, 40% vanila, and 20% strawberry. The style is like what you expected, minimalist pastel. While I like the originality of the former more (as you see it being implemented in many artworks), the latter represents the ice cream shop theme very well, and those are my favorite flavors!" — The Manager

ㅤㅤWe forgot to mention that our icon will also be changed, and our primary font family used in arts is now Tex Gyre Adventor instead of Century Gothic. See this post for more details.


Art Templates

ㅤㅤThere are currently 2 art templates here: a cover template, and a wallpaper template. We are trying to add some style into it since the old ones are just our logo & some text in the middle or the sides. As you see in The Loner's Lullaby wallpaper, The watermark takes less space, yet being more informative than the last one, which is just a bunch of URLs. They are also unclickable, so what is the point to keep them? As for the cover template (now we called it 'flavor template'), we just rescale the same watermark for now. We are going to change it in the future.


The Visualizer 3.0

ㅤㅤOur new default visualizer 3.0, along with the HQ (Noisysundae.com), the Patreon branch, and the Channel Trailler, will be released the last. We will mark the renovation as finished and announce the new Noisysundae. We still cannot decide whether we go with the current 3-visualizer-style plan, or another idea we have just came up with. That is...making the default visualizer for each flavor! Well, that makes 10 flavors. We know it is going to be a tougher work, but it will be really awesome if we have them in our store.


Sundaes

ㅤㅤThe base audio format was always the WAV, but we tried to move to FLAC in The Loner's Lullaby so we can put our metadata in the file without having to convert to MP3 first. And FLAC is actually lossless. It is encoded like MP3, but all the decoded data is exactly the same as original, whereas MP3 loses some similarity depending on bit rate. Unfortunately, the Bandcamp branch, which contains the highest quality version of our product, alters our files' metadata. Currently, we cannot deliver our original tags on the menu anywhere other than Newgrounds. This will change after the renovation since we are looking for a new place where we can upload the "totally original" version of our sundaes.


Noisysundae.com with About 3.0

ㅤㅤWe decided to rebuild the headquater (website) from the Blogger branch. However, since we know Blogger is not made for personal websites, we are looking for a place to host our headquater and buy our domain name. We intend to add more music (perhaps even an internal music player) in the About 3.0, as well as avoiding Flash since we are not good at optimizing our graphics in there. The actual design of About 3.0 is not in progress yet. We might upload the original FLAC files in our HQ, as we said in the previous section.


Other Changes

ㅤㅤAside from everything we wrote above, there is a bunch of fixes to do. We are going to make a new description template to replace the old one on the branches that contain our materials: Youtube, Newgrounds, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Myspace, and Yourlisten. Anyway, we think about closing the latter two due to the lack of activities. The last one we came up with for now is making things more grammartically correct. We are going to change the flavor names as well as the art. The capitalization in all titles will be fixed, too. You can easily redownload the updated version once this task is finished since our ice cream is free already. Our reopening sundae will be called 'Motivation'. We intend to swap to composing it whenever we are bored of working on other things. That way, we don't have to rush the sundae when everything else in our roadmap is done.


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Posted by Noisysundae - May 21st, 2018


Latest sundae: Your Everyday Happycore


Update 31 May 2018: We finished "The Loner's Lullaby"! The new menu are being served starting on Sunday. We are going to do a bit more on the visualizer and it will be done. Stay tuned!


(a full-time) Job

ㅤㅤ"Been working as a junior software dev for a couple of weeks now. The job has flexible hours, yes, but I work on-site which means there're opening and closing hours. On top of that, I'm forced to get up too early since I live in Bangkok (aka The World's Worst City for the Rush Hour). I wake up at 4, go out at 6, waste 2 hours to the traffic jam, leave the site at 5-6, and waste another 2-3 hours on the way back, end up having only 10 hours (at best) away from work. That amount would be fine if I have never made Noisysundae in the first place. Now I have to put it aside and focus on the job most of the time. The job itself is not exhausting at all, but it makes me realize I've always had a place I love to work at; here. Simply put, I don't like this new job but I can do it. Just feel uncomfortable now that I have much less time to do things I used to do. Those days were full of passion, motivation, and fun despite getting next to no income from the works (Only about $5 per year, in fact.). I really miss them." — The Manager

Plan

ㅤㅤ"From those feelings I have lately, I want to see if I can have Noisysundae as a real job! I'm thinking about opening a new branch, Patreon. Anyway, before you ask, I'm not going to charge you guys anything in order to enjoy our menu. They're free and will always be. The main idea is to make a donation box. Noisysundae already have one, but it's just a Paypal URL and no one notice it. I wanna make something more than just that. The Patreon branch is opening after renovation. If by chance it goes so well it has a potential that I can do this for a living, I'm willing to quit the current job and work on Noisysundae 24/7, full throttle, no holding back!" — The Manager

ㅤㅤAside from what the manager said, we are also planning to overhaul the flavors; rename it properly, and make a new cover art for each flavor (4K resolution base, cropped to a square). As for the new default visualizers, our ideal right now is to make a visualizer for each flavor, but it would take a whole year with the situation we are in right now. This is why we really hope our manager can actually quit his current job in favor of Noisysundae.

Renovation

ㅤㅤ...is still in progress. From today on, Noisysundae will gradually change its appearance whether we make an announcement or not. In the last two weekends we had (since our manager got a new job), we made a new wallpaper template. Starting from the next sundae, all our wallpapers in the future will be available in 4K resolution! We also got the new NG news post header which will replace the old "Latest Sundae" text and link. The sundaes released with a wallpaper will have it as the header background, whereas the regular ones will be like this.

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ㅤㅤWe made a version of the header with image map (map example: links in our Bandcamp header), and planned to embed it, but failed. Perhaps we have to use an iframe for that? As for unique visualizers, we intend to do the animated version, but we cannot confirm for now since we are looking for a better file format than animated GIF. Plus, as we said, we really want to use the image map for links.

ㅤㅤThe upcoming menu, The Loner's Lullaby, is coming with our first 4K wallpaper and the header with background. This should be done in a week or two. We cannot tell exactly when but we will try our best to keep up. We love our works here, as well as you. <3


Posted by Noisysundae - February 2nd, 2018


Latest sundae: Your Everyday Happycore


The old logo...

ㅤㅤ...was lame design-wise (for example, you can barely tell it is a cup of sundae when it is smaller), so we are making a new one. Plus, we think it is the time for some renovations. Is this good enough for you?

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ㅤㅤIt is a lot more convenient to use in the arts since its bounding box is in an exact 2:3 ratio and the center pivot is at the center of the cup now. 

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ㅤㅤWe make a new text logo as well, but it looks 99.5% like the old one. Then why bother remaking it? Because we are planning to change the default font we use on visualizer and arts to Tex Gyre Adventor from Century Gothic. The new text icon is based on that font. The two fonts look pretty much the same, but the former has a larger set of characters.

ㅤㅤWe also added a neat hidden gimmick inside this icon (hope it is easy enough to find, though). Just putting in some symbols, as we did with the old icon, does not do justice for us.


Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0 + the new default art theme

ㅤㅤHere are the key features of the new default visualizer.

ㅤㅤ• Randomly plays one of three visualizer styles. (This means making 3 different visualizers packed in one!)
ㅤㅤ• ​Extend the silent start (sundae info part) to 10 seconds
ㅤㅤ• Add some messages like tips or seizure warning (apart from audio volume warning) in the silent start
ㅤㅤ• Key signature/BPM change popup during the play

ㅤㅤIf you have an idea to add, feel free to tell us in a comment. For the theme, we intend to make some sample pictures of what we have in mind (something like this) and post them here later.


Posted by Noisysundae - January 5th, 2018


Latest sundae: Reincarnation


ㅤㅤOn January 1st, 2014, Noisysundae was officially opened. Because of that, every new year is also our annversary. This year is our fourth one! We thank all the customers who paid us a visit and had a taste of our sundae.

ㅤㅤ"I used to make all these only for myself, but since I founded Noisysundae, over the years, more and more people spent even the tiniest fraction of their lifetime having some of the things we made. Now that there are people who actually cared for Noisysundae, I realized that I'm not alone even if I'm actually alone behind the screen. Thank you. You all motivates us to keep pushing!" — The Founder


The 4thniversary wallpaper comes in 3 versions: dawn, dusk, and night. View all of them in the Art Portal  (download link in the art description)4914553_151516803573_Preview.png


First things first. Where have you been? What took you so long to post an update?

ㅤㅤWell, our founder had food poisoning right after the first day of the year ends so... Now he is alright.


In the making of 4thniversary wallpaper

4914553_151516835682_3D.pngㅤㅤWe started with making a scene in Blender. We created a tree using the default Sapling add-on. With the generated tree, we found the view we imagined in our head, but it is impossible with the camera view parallel to the ground, so we tilted it a bit. After that, we modeled the chrysalis from a cube and attached it to the tree branch. We made sure that it will be positioned on the bottom right intersection in the rule of thirds.

ㅤㅤThe sky was not made right in the scene because we did the whole wallpaper within the new year's eve (and the visualizer video had finished rendering in the late morning).

ㅤㅤ"Well, that chrysalis is defying the gravity, anyway." — The Founder

4914553_151517009641_Render.pngㅤㅤThis is the rendered image which is used in the wallpaper. We thought it would look too bland and dull if we do not stylize the rendered image a bit. Later, we came up with the idea of making the whole thing look like a painting.

ㅤㅤNow, to Photoshop. For the sky, we started with a white-green-cyan radial gradient background. To add some shadings to it, we smeared some black brush strokes on a layer, added motion blur, and warped it a bit to align with the perspective. And we added a subtle glow on the chrysalis to make it stand out more.

4914553_151517197942_Text.pngㅤㅤNext, the text. The picture to the right is the modified text. The "A" was actually made of the letter "A", "4", and "t". Yes, the gap on top is not necessary, but the "4th" in the "An" was not obvious enough without it. Additionally, we masked out the left side a bit. Without the mask, like this one here, you will just read it as Anniversary, right? (Or Ahniversary!?)

ㅤㅤThe last thing we did is filtering the entire image with the paintbrush filter (Filter > Filter Gallery > Angled Strokes). We merged all the layers before doing this. Applying the filter to each layer yields the different result.

ㅤㅤOriginally, we would just call it the 4th anniversary, but the 4thniversary came into our mind the moment we saw the final product.

ㅤㅤThat was how we made the 4thniversary wallpaper. This is the first time we explained the process in full, and It is pretty much our production in a nutshell. The visualizers' workflow is more or less like this, with some animations and codings. We could have just released Reincarnation without the wallpaper, but we did it all by our passion. :)


@ItadashiKeiichi

ㅤㅤ"This guy made this to congratulate me a week ago and I didn't even know. How careless was I? He still has a long way to go in music production, but why don't you follow him and see what he'll become?" — The Founder


January...

ㅤㅤ...is our founder's birth month. An upcoming sundae will be released on 27th! The Robot Day is on 23rd so we are doomed to miss it unless we make 3 sundaes in a row or ditch one to two of them. Oh god, why?

ㅤㅤEdit: We didn't make it in time, sorry. Anyway, we have something to show you when the new sundae arrives. ;)