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7 Dying Trees
12-08-2018, 10:02 AM
Thread for the second week of the song a week challenge, this is a pre season, so it might end in chaos, or might go wrong around xmas, but it's meant to see how it works, get bandcamp/soundcloud stuff done and just serve the purpose of, well, getting all the fuckups and problems out of the way so we can start properly in january.

Seems we're uploading stuff to our own soundclouds, and then posting in the thread when done.

As it's preseason, any can still join in, even if they didn't submit last week

Recap on last week:
Got loads of cool entries, a lot of us did it, here's the results in order of submission (Nick gets the gold star for being first)
Nick (*)
Markus
TheKindred
Iron1
7 Dying Trees
T Gobbs
astrocreep

Rules:
1) Submissions by end of play Friday 14th of December
2) Even if noone can check, the spirit is writing a song a week
3) No rules on genre, you don't even need to do the same style next week
4) Must be a song, unless you have a very (and I mean the kind that is beyond the ability of mere mortals) good argument for playing the same riff for 3+ minutes it won't fly
5) Entries composed on a tascam or without drums, whatever, also welcome, this is about writing a song, not dressing it up in lipstick and a short skirt
6) If you don't submit, you're eliminated (but you can still keep on submitting anyway as practice, this way the competitives get to be competitive, and the less so inclined still get to join in).

We will not:
1) Make people feel bad about mixing skills by turning this into a mixtest competition, it's about getting a load of us writing to a deadline, this is about writing, not about how awesome your headless kiesel sounds through an axe fx with superior drummer
2) Make people feel bad about how well it's recorded
3) Spam thread with songs we've had lying around for ages or anything non relevant to this competition and it's rules
4) Discourage anyone from participating
5) Tell anyone they suck. Songwriting is a skill, you learn it, some people will be better, others worse, this isn't a pissing competition
6) Steal others work or ideas.

astrocreep
12-08-2018, 10:38 PM
Cheers for driving this forwards, and for writing and restating some very encouraging and inclusive rules! :)

Nick
12-08-2018, 11:01 PM
Might not manage anything this week but if I do I am feeling like some death metal br00tz

7 Dying Trees
12-08-2018, 11:50 PM
Might not manage anything this week but if I do I am feeling like some death metal br00tz
You do realize grindcore songs are also valid lol

7 Dying Trees
12-08-2018, 11:52 PM
Cheers for driving this forwards, and for writing and restating some very encouraging and inclusive rules! :)

yeah, the rules are geared towards encouragement. The last thing any of us want is for it to turn into a pissing contest of whose songs are better, and who has done the best mix, as it's about writing, not producing, and about getting stuff done/demoed.

I had fun last week, and this week I am thinking of basing my track around the boss HM2

astrocreep
12-09-2018, 08:56 AM
I had fun last week, and this week I am thinking of basing my track around the boss HM2

Awesome! I'm pondering attempting lyrics based around the true story of a mad soviet surgeon who removed his own appendix....

T Gobbs
12-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Anyone have tips for making the bass and guitar mesh? Right now the guitar just sounds like some fuzz on top the bass. Or really any mixing tips in general. I have no idea what I'm doing. :lol:

https://soundcloud.com/user-870397866/saw-season-0-week-2

7 Dying Trees
12-09-2018, 11:23 PM
one evening of rubbish definition tone ala HM2 down. So so filthy! I know i could have dialed it in clearer, but I don't think I really care at this point, as it's good fun

7 Dying Trees
12-09-2018, 11:27 PM
Anyone have tips for making the bass and guitar mesh? Right now the guitar just sounds like some fuzz on top the bass. Or really any mixing tips in general. I have no idea what I'm doing. :lol:

https://soundcloud.com/user-870397866/saw-season-0-week-2

That sounds wicked so far! Maybe add a bit of bottom end to it? It seems like the bass is sitting to high and competing with the guitar?

T Gobbs
12-10-2018, 05:11 AM
That sounds wicked so far! Maybe add a bit of bottom end to it? It seems like the bass is sitting to high and competing with the guitar?

Thanks! I fiddled with that a bit and it definitely helped. I think I was also aiming for the wrong bass tone in general as I was recording. Oh well, live and learn. :D

Markus
12-10-2018, 12:02 PM
I'm quite busy this week so it might be difficult to make it, but will try anyway.

Iron1
12-11-2018, 10:28 AM
I'm quite busy this week so it might be difficult to make it, but will try anyway.

Come on man, that avatar isn't going to make it's own soundtrack sequel. We need this!

Iron1
12-12-2018, 04:17 AM
Ok, here's the rough of my week two track. Figured if I upload now, I should still have time to add bass lines before Friday. But: Christmas...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/only-mortal-1-2-4

astrocreep
12-12-2018, 09:42 PM
Ok, here's the rough of my week two track. Figured if I upload now, I should still have time to add bass lines before Friday. But: Christmas...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/only-mortal-1-2-4

Sounding good! (But will only play on soundcloud, not the embedded version)

astrocreep
12-12-2018, 09:44 PM
Bloody Christmas, two nights out mean I'll probably not get much further than the below this week... :panic:

https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-0-week-2-metal-v04

7 Dying Trees
12-13-2018, 10:52 AM
Don't worry, I've resigned to just posting up what I have on friday, nowhere near happy with it, but I can cannibalise anything I still like out of it later on, so it's served it's purpose. had no time yesterday, too busy picking up a stripped uv7bk body for a project :D

Iron1
12-13-2018, 11:49 AM
Sounding good! (But will only play on soundcloud, not the embedded version)

Not sure why it won't embed properly... I'll try to tinker with that when I'm done tinkering with more important stuff, like maybe selling my new-to-me bass for a newer-to-me one...


Bloody Christmas, two nights out mean I'll probably not get much further than the below this week... :panic:

https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-0-week-2-metal-v04

Sounds good. Great start, if nothing else.


Don't worry, I've resigned to just posting up what I have on friday, nowhere near happy with it, but I can cannibalise anything I still like out of it later on, so it's served it's purpose. had no time yesterday, too busy picking up a stripped uv7bk body for a project :D

Nice. I need a project...

jmeezle
12-13-2018, 01:47 PM
I wanted to get this in last week but I didn't finish it in time. Either way, here's something for this week. I'm going to bust my ass to get something submitted for next week as well. Thanks for pushing me to be productive!

https://soundcloud.com/jm2484/12-7-18new

astrocreep
12-13-2018, 03:19 PM
Sounds good. Great start, if nothing else.


Cheers.... who knows what's next, but I'm keen to just make it more of a habit!



Nice. I need a project...

Much as I'd love a lefty UV.... I think I need less projects, rather than more! (looks to the RG neck and body that I have to do *something* with).

astrocreep
12-13-2018, 03:19 PM
I wanted to get this in last week but I didn't finish it in time. Either way, here's something for this week. I'm going to bust my ass to get something submitted for next week as well. Thanks for pushing me to be productive!

https://soundcloud.com/jm2484/12-7-18new

Really like the vibe of that, good work!

Markus
12-13-2018, 07:09 PM
I'll be a bit late with my submission, but I should have it finished on Saturday.

astrocreep
12-14-2018, 12:43 PM
I've got my work "christmas" lunch today so might not make it to the deadline with something finished, so here is my last work in progress.

https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-0-week-2-metal-v08

Nick
12-14-2018, 01:05 PM
i've had no time this week so I have failed entirely.

Iron1
12-14-2018, 04:59 PM
https://soundcloud.com/iron1/only-mortal-2-0-1

Here's mine with bass lines added. Not sure if I like what I did, but I can always re-do 'em later.

Still can't figure out why it won't embed properly. Not doing anything different than before. Maybe it's cause I haven't agreed to pay the SoundCloud Overlords their monthly fee...

7 Dying Trees
12-14-2018, 06:53 PM
https://soundcloud.com/iron1/only-mortal-2-0-1

Here's mine with bass lines added. Not sure if I like what I did, but I can always re-do 'em later.

Still can't figure out why it won't embed properly. Not doing anything different than before. Maybe it's cause I haven't agreed to pay the SoundCloud Overlords their monthly fee...
I don't pay them a monthly fee either. Are you uploading them as public?

7 Dying Trees
12-14-2018, 06:54 PM
Uploading this as I have harpooned all my time this week, plus don't feel like taking it any further, it's not clicking for me this one. Better luck next week!
https://soundcloud.com/7-dying-trees/saw-season0-week2

Iron1
12-15-2018, 10:58 AM
I don't pay them a monthly fee either. Are you uploading them as public?

I uploaded the latest version as public, and the one before. It only lets me share the private ones in P/DMs.

Iron1
12-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Uploading this as I have harpooned all my time this week, plus don't feel like taking it any further, it's not clicking for me this one. Better luck next week!
https://soundcloud.com/7-dying-trees/saw-season0-week2

I know that feeling, but also dig where you're going with this. It seems like it just needs a tiny spark to turn into something really awesome. Love the riff at 32 seconds that you go back to at about 1:03 and again later, particularly.

Markus
12-15-2018, 02:05 PM
I ended up not having time today either so here's what I accomplished before Friday:

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/metalguitaristorg-song-a-week-preseason2

Iron1
12-15-2018, 04:25 PM
I've got my work "christmas" lunch today so might not make it to the deadline with something finished, so here is my last work in progress.

https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-0-week-2-metal-v08

Dig it. Keep going for next week.


I ended up not having time today either so here's what I accomplished before Friday:

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/metalguitaristorg-song-a-week-preseason2

That could be a cool intro to an album.

astrocreep
12-15-2018, 05:56 PM
I uploaded the latest version as public, and the one before. It only lets me share the private ones in P/DMs.

Weird, I'm not a paying user of SC, or doing anything special and it seems to work fine.

astrocreep
12-15-2018, 05:58 PM
I ended up not having time today either so here's what I accomplished before Friday:

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/metalguitaristorg-song-a-week-preseason2

Cool, that's a good outline, easy to feel where it may develop given a bit more time!

astrocreep
12-15-2018, 05:59 PM
Dig it. Keep going for next week.

Cheers! Sadly I'm probably going more surreal and wanky for this week!

T Gobbs
12-16-2018, 05:13 PM
Really cool stuff this week. :yesway: