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  1. #9


    Join Date: Dec 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    I don't have enough midi packs to be able to do that. I found the drum sounds that came with Metal Machine to be good, but most of the beats are way too busy for me - then I bought a Progressive pack and it didn't have anything else than 4/4 beats
    You can check out the Metal Fusion MIDI pack which has 4/4 (straight & swing), 5/4 (straight), 6/4 (swing), 3/4 (straight) and 7/4 (straight).

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  3. #10


    Join Date: Jan 2009
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    I've been up since 7am working in the studio, already have a song written out with scratch tracks, taking a small break and getting into the real work of layering the shit out of it. This is a really simple tune and I'm hoping I can deliver on the vocals because it very much has the possibility of turning into a shitty pop tune. I already know I can stuff a ton of riffs into a tune and program crazy drums, so this time I'm doing the opposite, not many changes and melody is going to be the focal point instead of riffage. I've been listening to a LOT of Big Wreck lately and it's definitely had an effect on where I'm at right now with the writing. If I can bang this out today I'm starting another one tomorrow I came up with when farming for inspiration earlier. Back in the day, a lot of stuff I wrote came from being inspired by some weird effects I'd try out and this new tune came from exactly that.

    Edit- Well this was certainly unexpected. I spent ALL day on this tune yesterday, layering it up and recording non-scratch tracks. The familiar self-doubt started kicking in and I was feeling that this tune was way too basic, the chord progressions could be used in a Blink182 song and I started to lose sight of the original inspiration that made me want to record it. Then I played something by accident while trying to layer this octave melody and it COMPLETELY changed the entire song's feel and jumped out like "This melody is the reason you pulled the this song out of your ass, you just had to find it." After a straight 10 hours of tracking/programming it was like a shot of caffeine and I just kept going for another 2-3 hours. Very anxious to hear this in it's completed form....bass and vocals are today, after I clean up a couple sloppy guitar takes.
    "It's ONE WHOLE MILLIMETER"

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    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    Here's my entry for week two. Not sure I'm done tinkering, and it looks like I *might* have a window Friday to put vocals on it, but in case I don't here it is.

    Tone Chasers Anonymous ™ - I’m not just a member, I’m the President.
    Don’t expect much, it’s not like I’m a rocket surgeon.

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  6. #12


    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Drucifer View Post

    Edit- Well this was certainly unexpected. I spent ALL day on this tune yesterday, layering it up and recording non-scratch tracks. The familiar self-doubt started kicking in and I was feeling that this tune was way too basic, the chord progressions could be used in a Blink182 song and I started to lose sight of the original inspiration that made me want to record it. Then I played something by accident while trying to layer this octave melody and it COMPLETELY changed the entire song's feel and jumped out like "This melody is the reason you pulled the this song out of your ass, you just had to find it." After a straight 10 hours of tracking/programming it was like a shot of caffeine and I just kept going for another 2-3 hours. Very anxious to hear this in it's completed form....bass and vocals are today, after I clean up a couple sloppy guitar takes.
    That happens to me a lot - in fact most of my stuff is one of two ways, either I have it all in my head and it flows in one quick shot, or my inspiration fades and I have to keep working at it til something new emerges. Not sure which I like better, but either way is fun. Excited to hear what you've come up with as I dug your stuff in Season One.

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    So far, I have one abandoned tune, so, in short, nada... might have to play the grindcore card

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    Join Date: Nov 2008
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    I intended to get a good start over the weekend but ended up with bronchitis and slept through the whole damn thing

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    I'm falling down a weird rabbithole that I'm more than a little embarressed about, we'll see where I get to.

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 Dying Trees View Post
    So far, I have one abandoned tune, so, in short, nada... might have to play the grindcore card <img src="https://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh" class="inlineimg" />
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