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  • quadfather 1 Jul 2020 22:03:44 36,747 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    How rude! Consider yourself emailed :p
    :D

    Got it - and yes, can definitely work with that. Give us some time
  • Mr_Sleep 1 Jul 2020 22:15:40 23,457 posts
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    I can always do something better once there is more stuff put together. It would be good to have some variations.
  • quadfather 1 Jul 2020 22:23:55 36,747 posts
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    I'll see what I can do and we'll sort the file format later
  • quadfather 1 Jul 2020 22:29:42 36,747 posts
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    Wunty are you ok singing to this? Do you want it fast, slow etc? Let us know
  • Mr_Sleep 1 Jul 2020 22:37:11 23,457 posts
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    It is 108bpm by the way.
  • wuntyate 2 Jul 2020 00:01:57 14,963 posts
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    I'll sing whatever! In the middle of doing a load of punk stuff so will be a nice change of pace.
  • quadfather 4 Jul 2020 11:01:45 36,747 posts
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    @HedonBlue

    Sounds great! Glad you picked it up and yes, you'll never learn everything in one lifetime so just relax and enjoy it :)

    Are you thinking of taking lessons or jamming with other people going forward?
  • quadfather 4 Jul 2020 11:35:27 36,747 posts
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    @HedonBlue

    Cool. You could put some backing drums on YouTube and do your own thing together too in that case. Then a bassist. Then a keyboard player, then find someone that plays Sax, the list goes on :D
  • quadfather 4 Jul 2020 11:36:05 36,747 posts
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    Plus there are so many free lessons in YouTube for guitars too. It's the proverbial rabbit hole and no mistake!
  • quadfather 4 Jul 2020 13:34:18 36,747 posts
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    @HedonBlue

    You say that, but it's amazing how absorbed you get into it, and the next thing you know, you're eyeing up all sorts

    It'll be pedals next, and FX, you'll see :D
  • monkman76 14 Jul 2020 11:00:52 16,172 posts
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    Well it's taken me most of lockdown, but I think I finished a song.

    https://soundcloud.com/brockenheimer/forty-four

    Main thing I've learnt is I definitely can't sing, but I'm quite pleased with it otherwise. Be gentle, it's my first go :D
  • quadfather 14 Jul 2020 11:08:02 36,747 posts
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    @monkman76

    Spot on man! That's great. Singing is fine but the thing that stands out for me is the structure - sounds accomplished all the way through! Like the different types of guitars going on too. Good stuff.

    Is the bass generally doing quarter and 8th notes on the root/chord progression? I'm just curious as to how you did that.

    Meanwhile, on the EG front, I'm still trying to put some bass to Mr Sleep's crazy conga rythym(tm) :D
  • monkman76 14 Jul 2020 11:13:22 16,172 posts
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    Cheers :) The bass is, er, pretty basic - think it's just the root notes of the chords, mostly played in that DA-da-da-DA-da-da-DA-da rhythm. Played on a guitar with an octave down effect of course :)
  • quadfather 14 Jul 2020 11:14:59 36,747 posts
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    Right, got it. I'm just humming to it and I feel like I want to do some leading notes up and down the notes. What's the progression?
  • monkman76 14 Jul 2020 11:16:52 16,172 posts
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    Most of it is C#m - B - C#m - A - C#m - B - G#m - A

    Chorus is A - E - A - E - A - C#m - B - E

    iirc :)
  • quadfather 14 Jul 2020 11:18:55 36,747 posts
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    Lovely, like a bit of minor too :)

    Ah, you've already got a bit noodling around with the G# and the A

    And the C#m and the B on the chorus.

    I'll be quiet then :)
  • monkman76 14 Jul 2020 11:21:44 16,172 posts
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    Not on the bass I haven't, at least I don't think so :D (it's quite a while since I actually recorded it)
  • quadfather 14 Jul 2020 11:27:29 36,747 posts
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    Ah that's the guitar then. Ah ok.

    I'm thinking it could probably use some pedal points then on the bass - where you follow the main chords but leave it until a bit later to resolve to the next note in the progression.

    Only problem is, sometimes that works a treat, but if it doesn't, you really really hear that it doesn't :D
  • wuntyate 14 Jul 2020 12:01:17 14,963 posts
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    @monkman76 I'll grab a listen after work man!
  • Mr_Sleep 14 Jul 2020 14:03:02 23,457 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Well it's taken me most of lockdown, but I think I finished a song.

    https://soundcloud.com/brockenheimer/forty-four

    Main thing I've learnt is I definitely can't sing, but I'm quite pleased with it otherwise. Be gentle, it's my first go :D
    Good work. I notice you have put the vocals quite low in the mix, you should bring them up a bit. Primarily I would recommend using effects on the vocals, mess around with delays, EQ and the like. If you don't like your voice then process the fuck out of it.

    If you have the stems I could do a basic mix and processing for you.
  • monkman76 14 Jul 2020 14:17:04 16,172 posts
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    Thanks, yeah I tried all that - voice higher in the mix etc. And it already has a fair few effects on it, sounds even worse (to me at least) without.

    I may just try re-recording the vocals, see if I can sing a bit better!
  • wuntyate 14 Jul 2020 14:19:58 14,963 posts
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    The beautiful thing about doing it yourself is you can record until your heart is content. These days i sometimes even go in line by line, multiple takes for each til I'm happy.
  • Mr_Sleep 15 Jul 2020 17:46:42 23,457 posts
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    @monkman76 you should probably record a bunch of takes and splice them together of the best takes. It is basically how all recording works these days. Also, the stem on its own will sound weird and wrong regardless, I listened to Stevie Wonder's Superstition and Marvin Gaye's vocal on What's Going On and the vocals on their own sound weird and not even that well performed but once the music is there it is perfect.
  • wuntyate 28 Jul 2020 23:39:49 14,963 posts
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    @monkman76 sorry man. Because i was at work I then totally forgot to have a listen.

    Firstly. Love the middle eight. In fact the whole thing is really good indeed. Kind of took me by surprise to be honest. Also. You can blatantly sing. Just need to work on riding the vox so they stay where they should be compared to the music but all in all i actually thought it was all sounding quite well placed. I don't really have any proper tips as I'm still learning myself. I'm a song writer and live musician foremost so i all can say is from that perspective i really liked it. Your vocal tone suits your genre nicely as well tbh. You got some really nice guitar tones in there too.
  • monkman76 29 Jul 2020 19:19:53 16,172 posts
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    Wow, cheers, youíre too kind. Like, definitely much too kind :D Appreciate the comments though.

    Strangely the effort of getting it finished (ish) has burnt me out a bit, havenít picked up the guitar much lately.
  • quadfather 29 Jul 2020 19:47:13 36,747 posts
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    Jamming with other people always fires it up again for me
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