QUADRA Single Collection

YMLTA: QUADRA Single Collection 95​-​07

On this month’s You May Like This Album, I present the Quadra Complete Selection 95-07 / Single Collection (2016 Remaster), a pure electronic instrumental and techno album from QUADRA, also known as Hiroshi Watanabe. Hiroshi Watanabe, a prolific DJ, remixer, composer, and overall awesome musician, has had many aliases you probably have recognized in video game and anime: QUADRA, NITE SYSTEM, DJ FX, Crunky Boy, DJ Mazinger, DEEP EMOTION, DJ [ . . . ]

Raquelle on Stairs

Listening to Music on the GO

Despite wanting to stay inside as much as possible under your cozy blanket, right in the sanctuary called your room, there are times when you must go outside the the real world and enjoy your portable music. Many of you had a very good reason to go outside more often than usual: Pokemon GO just came out! Collecting all the Pokemon by catching them sort of in the real world, and [ . . . ]

RELIFE Image

ReLIFE: Music Nostalgia of Youth

This anime season, the TV series Re:LIFE aired. It is human drama-type anime that has the themes of career, high school, second chances, and self-improvement. Centered around 27-year old part-timer Arata Kaizaki, he is recruited into an experimental program called ReLife Project after he got drunk and lied to his friends on his career. Instead of being transported back to his personal past to change his future, he instead takes [ . . . ]

BERNIS - The stars my destination

YMLTA: Bernis – The stars my destination

For this month’s You May Like This Album, I present a Vocaloid album: The stars my destination by BERNIS (aka Jizel). This soothing, uplifting trance album that utilizes Hatsune Miku is one that will brighten your day or night. Miku’s voice is not harsh, and all the words flow and compliment well with the music. It is very melodious, with great compositions and mixing that does not sound like indie work at [ . . . ]

Raquelle and Argy with 4K

Sony and Microsoft 4K Console Hype

One of the biggest events in the Video Game industry has descended for our hungry eyes to see: the E3 2016 Convention. Of course, many industry insiders got to demo the latest games (and some sneaky people who somehow got a badge to get in, you lucky basterds). The Powerhouses Most importantly, there was an announcement from two of the biggest players in gaming: Sony’s Playstation 4 ‘Neo’ and Microsoft’s Project [ . . . ]

Gaia Argie Vinyl USB

A Marriage of Vinyl & Digital?

While more of the general public prefer streaming and not “owning their music” there are those of us that want to collect music! I know it gets me excited when I purchase a new album, don’t you? Let’s look at one company who, despite many industry reports of music sales going down, have proved that they can make money from selling music (the way fans want it): Bandcamp: Defying the [ . . . ]

Touhou Aya

What Would You Like to See More?

Hello all! This week’s post is not an extensive one like my previous postings. Allow me to cut to the chase: I need help! I have been fumbling around with ideas to write about this week, about the buzz with MQA, current anime season stuff, more about introversion, many topics that I just couldn’t settle on. I would not call it a writer’s block, but rather just that I have stumbled [ . . . ]

Winter, Reqq, Schiit Asgard 2

An Equipment Upgrade! Schiit Asgard 2 Amplifier

In my previous article about the NuPrime uDSD, I mentioned that I paired it with the M-Audio ProFire 610 interface I had on hand. Not happy with the sound from that unit, I wanted a more dedicated and proper amplifier for my music enjoyment. I needed something that sounded incredible while being affordable, with a budget of less than $300.00. After days of research, and reading a myriad of other [ . . . ]

Tales of Orchestra Concert Album cover image

YMLTA: Tales of Orchestra Concert Album

Video game melodies performed by a professional orchestra? Yes, they do exist, and it is as grand as you think. Ahh to hear more video game melodies done in the classiest way: with a full orchestra! Grand and beautiful, and with nostalgia to boot! And for this article on You May Like This Album I present: Tales of Orchestra Concert Album: Orchestra Music from Video Games? Many video game music [ . . . ]

Foobar2000 VOX Winter

Best Free Music Player for Windows and MAC

Your vast collection of music, whether you bought physical CDs or Digital Downloads (heck even ripped from Vinyl) is now sitting across your hard drives in your computer. You want to play them back, but depending on the source resolution, built-in standard music players like iTunes or Windows Media Player might not cut it. Instead of playing your different format files (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSF, DFF, WV, APE, MP3, [ . . . ]

Gaia Enjoying an Addictive Song

That Song (Earworm) Is Still Stuck in My Head!

Have you ever watched an Anime series (or played a game and watched the intro) and after the opening song played, you found in your head it was stuck on repeat? Was there an ending song that just touched you emotionally that you had to hear it again and again? Did you go out of your way to just find that song online or paid the extra cash just to [ . . . ]

Gaia at Miku Expo in Seattle

Go and Experience a Vocaloid Concert!

As I have mentioned on last week’s article, I went to see my second Vocaloid concert, MikuExpo and although I had some doubts on going, I went and have to say I had a blast! So for those who haven’t gone to a Vocaloid concert before, try one out (especially the official concerts)! What is Vocaloid? For those not familiar with Vocaloid, it is a software and “synth” that emulates [ . . . ]

4koma-wintergoingoutsidesingle

Introvert in the Outside World

As an introvert, I love the sanctuary of my room in my apartment, with all my entertainment needs of video games and computer systems. Going out usually involves either earning or spending money, and any other reason to go outside are not done in a routine basis. But there are times when I have to experience new things, or be around (gasp!) many people. Yes those days when staying at [ . . . ]

Reqq and Argy trying to Rip Blu_rays

Why Is Ripping Blu-Ray Audio So Friggin’ Hard?

For those who like having a collection of their music all in your computer, ready for play on either your portable player or home theater setup, ripping your collection of CDs is fairly easy. Just pop it in to your CD drive, choose a ripping program (like Exact Audio Copy, and voila! you have your music ripped perfectly (into FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, or in another lossless format). This is [ . . . ]

HD Vinyl Gaia

Something Better Than CD or Vinyl Please!

A couple of weeks ago, there was a news article about an HD Vinyl patent , which is supposed to be a better Vinyl for music collectors. Honestly, this is not the direction physical audio media should be going! I am not a fan of vinyl, old or new, in any matter. They are big and clunky, hard to maintain, and very limited on how much music they can hold. [ . . . ]