Mumble Etc. Wiki

This page covers a bunch of frequently asked questions, and also a handful of basic questions that you might potentially want to know the answer to.

How can I get in contact with you for whatever reason?

Discord first and foremost. Failing that, we'll respond to most every direct message on Twitter. You can also use the contact form on our Bandcamp if you prefer.

What do you use to make your music?

The DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) we use is FL Studio. As far as extra plugins for the program go, we use far too many different synthesizers and effects to possibly list them all or be able to tell you which are our favourites concisely here (hint: join our discord and strike up a conversation!)

Key studio hardware we use (not including instruments/effects):

  • RØDE NT1-A condenser microphone
  • SHURE PGA48 dynamic microphone
  • Tascam DR-05 field recorder
  • Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 audio interface
  • Adam F7 monitor speakers
  • Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro open-back headphones
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro closed-back headphones

Can I use or upload your music?

To sum up this section: don't straight-up reupload or distribute our music without our permission. Sale or not. You may use it as bg music or within other things with permission.

You may, without permission:

  • Upload footage of something else that includes our music (eg. playing our songs on a rhythm game; footage of something that happens to include our music in any capacity).
  • Use our music as a backing track/intro/outro/ to YouTube videos, free-to-listen podcasts, or whatever.

You must ask permission if you wish to:

  • Upload or reupload our music without modification to any platform, even if you aren't monetizing or selling it. We're aware that all of our content isn't on YouTube (for example), but it's not yours to put there. If you want it on a platform, showing interest by asking us is the best way to get it there. We will likely not allow this unless you are some sort of promotional entity.
  • Use our music in a product you wish to sell.

This is not an exhaustive list of things, but should give you a rough idea. To get our permission for anything, you need only ask! If you're in doubt, again, just ask us (see question 1)!

We know this section sounds like we're putting on angry faces and being meanies, but we simply wish to ensure, as full time creators, that all of our hard work results in traffic coming back to us.

Please credit any use of our stuff appropriately (link back to our website, youtube, or a suitable official upload of the song(s) you used).

Can I send my mp3s of your music to my friends?

Yeah go ahead. While it's preferable you show them where to properly get stuff, we know how it goes.

Low-level file sharing between a few people isn't gonna hurt anyone - but please try not to cross the line into distribution here, eg. don't give out an album zip to a giant Discord server or something.

Can I use your music in a DJ mix?

Yes. We'd also love to hear it, if it's available to listen to on the internet. Credit isn't necessary if you're performing live to an audience as this is impractical, though obviously, due credit should be given if a setlist or upload is ever posted.

Can I remix your music/cover your music/use it in a mashup?

Yes, with due credit! We'd also love to hear the final product! And contact us first if you plan to sell it. Please consider that generally, we keep the stems of our music between close friends and Patrons.

Can I sample parts of your music in an original piece?

Yes, go for it! Good sampling is a great way of building on the shoulders of other pieces of music. You're free to use any piece of our music for sampling. Credit is not required, though also not discouraged. If you're selling the music, this is also fine. However, if you use a significant amount of our music in your piece, consider first if it better falls into the previous question about remixes, covers, and mashups.

If in doubt, ask!

Can we collab?

This is a tough one to answer. We're generally always busy with multiple projects at any given time, but it doesn't hurt to ask; just be ready for any result, really - and try not to take a "no" personally :)

Why so many aliases?

It's fun! We make a lot of music in many different styles. While they all are electronic in foundation, they vary from dance to ambient to metal to farting. While surprise is always nice, aliases help listeners know to some degree what they are in for when a certain alias puts out a release. It's also fun to design characters, their stories and their place in our Mumble Etc. universe!

Do you still make "pony music"?

Yes. omg check youtube ffs

Can I listen to your music via Spotify?

Yes! We've begun uploading some of our back catalog, including releases by General Mumble, Koa, Riikira, and Goji to Spotify, as well as other streaming services. Not everything of ours will be available however - not even slowly over time. Spotify and the like are very strict when it comes to sample usage, so much of our content will be rejected by distributors on the grounds that even very fair sample use is not a risk they want to take.

We know what we can and cannot upload, and will do our best to do so.

I want to get rid of a CD or cassette of yours. Can I sell it?

Yes. If for any reason you want or need to get rid of a CD or cassette of ours, be it getting rid of a CD collection, moving house and selling old things, or you suddenly decide the music is actually pretty bad, you can sell it. What would be even nicer would be getting in contact with us and seeing if we want to buy it back to re-sell. But that's up to you. It's your property after all.