MG.ORG song, cover and lead challenge season 1, week 6
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    MG.ORG song, cover and lead challenge season 1, week 6

    So, here we are, week 6 of the mg.org something for everyone challenge. Born out of some people liking doing covers, whilst others like writing songs, with a combination of a few people just not having enough time to do full songs (hence the lead a week). Do one, 2 or all 3. Also, it means I only have to track one of these per week.

    The point totals after week 5 are as follows:
    Markus: 70
    Rev Drucifer: 70
    scole: 70
    Connor: 60
    Iron1: 50
    Randy: 40
    Budda: 30
    Brian: 20
    Bohmer: 20
    Vince: 20
    7DT: 20
    T Gobbs: 10
    Mattayus: 10
    Mr S: 10
    Nick: 9

    Rules are simple, do 1-3 things every week, Post your creations in the weekly thread as soundcloud/youtube links. I'm aiming to get various contributions for backing tracks, each one will be credited to the author. As it's the first week I'm doing a dropbox download, but we should get some dedicated hosting or something like that courtesy of chris. If you gave me a backing track, then you get bonus 10 points too, I am instigating that, as work should be rewarded. And points mean prizes (whatever that means)

    The deadline for this week is end of play, Sunday 19th April

    Short rules:
    - You have until sunday midnight/monday morning to post your submission
    - Either do an original song, a cover/medley or a lead over the provided backing track per week.
    - Submissions must be stuff you've done this week, no matter how awesome an old track/recording is
    - 10 points for each submission, per category.
    - submissions as souncloud or youtube links. Well, as long as it is playable from a post in the thread really.
    - You can do multiple entries per category, but only the first one will score points.
    - no eliminations, do your stuff as and when you can
    - leads can be layer, melodies, you can chop and rearrange the track, whatever floats your boat really
    - Don't be a dick to other people. You can go to ss.org for that.
    - Don't steal other peoples songs
    - Don't steal backing tracks or pass it off as your own, give credit where it's due if you want to share your awesome yngwie malmsteen unleash the fjokking fjury face melting solo.

    LAW Track:

    This weeks backing track is a mad scramble to find something, so since everyone liked scloes, here's another non trash one. 100bpm and no idea on key piece found on my hard drive and that i've had for a while:

    LAW TRACKS

    I'm constantly looking for LAW backing tracks, so, if you have something 1-1m30 (or a bit longer if slow) that you wish to donate, PM me. You get 10 points for being charitable and offering up a piece of music!

    Have fun peoples!

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    Bust out the HM-2 to finally participate in this. With my rough approximation of the BOLT THROWER "In Battle There Is No Law" style mix. Which is the greatest Death Metal mix ever.

    First part is HM-2 used in a more traditional Death Metal Way, not the Sunlight Studios Sound. You can tell when it switches to the more popular "ALL KNOBS MAXED" thing that has been appropriated by hipsters. Neither is really tight. What they don't tell you about that pedal, for those of you who have never owned one, is that it makes a shit ton of techniques impossible because of the way it's always blowing out the midrange. Certain chord voicings are impossible, it's mostly based on more punk like strumming, and you can't 000-000-000. It makes your guitar handle like a blown out transistor radio.

    Hope you like Grindcore, but really, isn't it all just THE BLUES?



    Seriously though, It seems short, but building shit vertically, harmony as opposed to melody, takes at least 3-4 times as long as a "riffs and drums and bass following riffs". The sections where it's like, B3, Mellotron, Choirs, orchestral drums in addition to regular style rock kit drums, and Theremin orbiting your head + the regular stuff take forever to do. Especially when I am choreographing the panning and micromanaging the rotor speeds on the B3. I can write a four minute thrash song in like, an hour and a half. Less if it's a "sick ass mix test" where's there is some limp wristed "bassline" that is just following the guitars. 10 seconds of everything going at once probably takes longer.

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    Oh, also HM-2 on the bass. But not as a distortion. Strictly as a clean boost. David Gilmour used them like that on guitars in the 80s. It makes bass insanely "sproingy".

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    7DT, I'll have a poke through old ideas for backing tracks for you this week .

    This one will be fun.
    ________________________________________
    Needs Sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by budda View Post
    7DT, I'll have a poke through old ideas for backing tracks for you this week .

    This one will be fun.
    That would be awesome!

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    It's not flawless, but I'm ok with that .


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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Not totally happy with this, guitars are a bit bleh which is annoying as it's the first time I've recorded my sunn and Hiwatt together. Also, the vocals are sort of... roughly... where they need to be. Also the spoken bits are...


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    Quote Originally Posted by budda View Post
    It's not flawless, but I'm ok with that .

    That lead tone was awesome.

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