Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct1 Blog GamersParadox or GuitarsParadox

I'm enjoying the challenge of streaming Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) and trying to get on the leaderboards.

I'm also enjoying recording ideas on guitar in Reaper (DAW). Doodling onstream has been enjoyable.  I kind of get lost in it. 

I streamed 9 hours yesterday, 10 hours day, and will be streaming tomorrow.  I've got to stream as much as possible.  I really have no other income, and have been too sick to work for so long, and get sick everytime I go play poker.

I want to plan on some "show" streams for guitar/music, a musical journey, if you will. 

I want to stick with writing and recording music on a regular basis.  Thinking about having one day a week where I write a whole song, both lyrically, and musically.  (probably on separate days)  I've always wanted to write songs for movies and such, so it would be cool to focus on that.

I also need to CREATE content for YouTube that will help both Guitar and Games.  Along those lines, I need to keep blogging more regularly.  All of it tied together should help the "brand" get off the ground and reach more people, and retain more people!  This is what is needed to support myself from home and being happy CREATING. 

It's time to schedule my "streaming programming" for what I watch during downtime, more music videos, more learning, less "tv" as it were.

It's late, and I have lots of work to do tomorrow, so I better get to bed.  Someone prompt me to write more on these blogs :P

~Sean aka Wookie

Friday, September 1, 2017

Logitech G series headphones not loud enough? Here is a fix!

     Is your PUBG not loud enough in your Logitech headphones?  Is your music not as loud as it used to be?  The problem likely comes from your software, not the hardware!

     Logitech made a poor business decision pissing off a lot of customers, when they decided to remove the preamp from the advanced EQ section of the Logitech Gaming Software, that you use with your G930 or G35 headphones.  I followed someone's advise and rolled back to 8.57 or something, where it SHOWS the preamp, but the button is grayed out and you cannot adjust it!  You can see it move a little if you change the EQ manually, but it only goes up or down a tiny bit and doesn't do what we are looking for.

     It started with version 8.45 and higher.  Something about complying with EU Standards of some kind.  Well, screw that.  I prefer my freedom to make myself go deaf if I want to! (Playing electric guitar in bands for years, I am fully aware of noise limits of the ear).

     Use version 8.40, or earlier, to get your preamp back! You can install it right over your more current version.  Go to EQ, click Advanced button (below the Bass and Treble old fashioned sliders) and on the left, you'll see the Preamp section is no longer grayed out!  Adjust to your tastes, even if you prefer to lower it to clean up your bass on the subwoofer in the surround sound.  Myself, I prefer to boost it, so I can turn the music as loud as I like, and hear wonderfully in games like PUBG with direction audio as part of the gameplay.

     Here is the link provided by Logitech, where you can find a variety of previous versions: ftp://ftp.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/gaming/
This is direct from Logitech.com.  In case they ever remove the files, I have uploaded the 32 and 64 bit version of 8.40 to my public dropbox.  Just post a comment if you need, and I will provide the link.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Net neutrality

You have three days left to comment on the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality http://flip.it/3.WLdr

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rambo Mode! (solo vs squad) Team Rank #2 with AlbumUnknown by SceneOfActionMusic

I've gotten a couple rank #3, but this was close and my best Rambo mode finish, so far!

Only 3 wins in squads so far, but a whole lot of 2nd through 10th! Climbing the leader boards on ALL regions in Solo & Squads (except for SEA, saving that for a try hard mode).

Stop by and say "Howdy!" when I stream live https://www.twitch.tv/thewookieway

I stream Improv Guitar, Rocksmith, and a lot of PUBG! 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Google Chrome Voice not hearing your microphone? See this solution!


It's possible to get your setting for your microphone changed, and then "lost" to the web browser, and it stops working with voice commands.  Google Chrome not hearing you?

Logically, you probably already checked by right-click on the speaker icon, select recording devices, and set your mic to Default Device, or Default Communication Device ... yet it's still not working?

You checked Chrome > Settings and did not find any setting for your microphone?

The reason is because it's "hidden" under Settings > Privacy > Content Settings, scroll down to Microphone (or Camera) and check "Ask when a site requests to use your camera or microphone" ... see this article for more info ... Official Google Chrome Help Page on this topic 

Now, Google should be able to hear you again!  Enjoy.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Finally playing Counter Strike : Global Offensive in 2017

I should be able to return to streaming soon.  I fixed my video card and OBS problems that were in the way of streaming music production.  However, I play CSGO on my laptop, and the desktop is where I stream best.  I need to get a new MB and CPU (and thus ram) soon!

I don't know how I went like 16 years or so without playing Counter Strike EVER! But I did....