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Post by Jere » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:49 pm

This time a cover of Sonic Boom from Sonic CD nothing fancy i just needed to make something and this took far longer than im willing to admit(sining in harmony with yourself is hard)!

https://soundcloud.com/jere_b/sonic-boom-final

Give it a listen and say what you think.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:08 pm

I got a kick out of it, which is good for me not being a Sonic fan (other than in the sense that I liked playing Game Gear Sonic 2 as Tails when I was a kid). What's your setup like to record this stuff? Do you have a DAW? I'm sure, if you have the individual parts tracked, it wouldn't take me much effort to improve the mix, or to direct you to some software that will go very far to help.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:38 pm

You made me appreciate a Sonic song with lyrics!? What is this madness!?

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Post by Jere » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:39 pm

The drums be midi drums i record from a guitar pro RSE drums, sounds decent and it is what i have to work with at the moment (and to be honest it is a ass backwards way to work with but i don't have a good drum sampler).

Other than that i recorded my Bass hooked to the big amp with one of my SM 58 mics through the mixer and into the computer and the guitar on the smaller one with the same mic.
The vocals i did with my supreme cu-1 mic.

Recording software is Audacity, i have a copy of FL studio somewhere... i don't know where though.
Everything is tracked induvidialy down to a separate midi file for the drums, mixing is minimal really, i put some compression on it before i exported it but that is pretty much it.
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Post by Jere » Sat May 03, 2014 9:09 am

ok finally got my hands on a decent mixing software, cheap and easy to use and you can do some reall fancy stuff with it, i haven't figured out all of the things but i think this came out better than the last one:

https://soundcloud.com/jere_b/city-escape

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Post by е и ժ е я » Fri May 23, 2014 6:22 pm

Big improvement, man. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I think the song's at a good point for you to cut some backup vocals.

If you want to layer up the sounds in your track, for stereo you can mix your rhythm guitar with a 20 to 29ms delay on one of the channels (left or right). Anything beneath 30ms the brain will translate as spacial difference and width. You can mix your lead guitar with a phase delay of around 7ms to 9ms. I tend to trend wide (more delay) on both.

In that regard, you don't really want to widen your drums at all. You can add width to them with a short reverb if you think it's necessary to fill the space. What you will notice when you mix your guitar wider is that it doesn't hold the bass frequencies well, which is why you may want to record or just program a bassline that follows the normal guitar. Bass, you don't really want to widen, as I said that just diminishes its effect and muddies the mix.
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Post by Jere » Sun May 25, 2014 7:29 pm

As i don't run a rythm guitar really (Distorted Bass) you think if i throw in a Lowpass Filter it would let more of that Bass through?

I have a pretty small sett of things running:

Drums
Bass
Guitar
Vocals
Backup

But i can try to ad some kind of lead in there if i get the time and acces to my hardware anytime soon!
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Post by е и ժ е я » Sun May 25, 2014 8:26 pm

[QUOTE="Jere, post: 1465178, member: 35148"]As i don't run a rythm guitar really (Distorted Bass) you think if i throw in a Lowpass Filter it would let more of that Bass through?[/QUOTE]
That's a way, but instead of trying a basic highpass/lowpass, just using a graphic or parametric EQ, preferably one where you can tweak the frequency you're modifying. Your ideal parametric has a frequency control, a resonance control, and a gain control. Many don't have the res control. If it's got a Res control, that mostly just changes the width of the frequency response the gain/level slider effects. For reference, you get the round low sound from bass guitar at around 100hz frequency. If you're running amp and distortion modeling, or have access to hardware you can use, try comparing the effect you get when running the EQ on the guitar before and after the distortion and/or amp, as the distortion/overdrive and amp gain will both effect the frequency differently depending on where it's at. It's easy to increase treble in guitar with distortion, but adding bass is different.

A good technique to increase sustain to make a lead guitar work for a rhythm section is to compress it before it goes through distortion, although you can lose transience (the pluckiness/percussive quality) in the sound wave this way.

If you mean you want to use a normal guitar to play bass guitar parts, there are complicated ways to modify your frequency which are much better than using a pitchshifter. A pretty extreme lowpass with a sub-bass-synth booster would possibly work, although you're probably better off finding a simple bass soundfont or synth and covering it up with distortion and amp modeling: http://www.kvraudio.com/product/4front_ ... chnologies

If you do want to try to get a very low bass frequency in there, one that shows up on a subwoofer, definitely try modifying whatever you're doing with mda Subsynth, it is a free VST that basically uses a threshold to trigger a synth that is only active on sub-bass levels. You can also use it similar to an octav pedal with a bit of fiddling. http://www.kvraudio.com/product/subsynth_by_mda
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Post by Jere » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:30 pm

got bored watching Summer Games Done Quick and made a quick recording of a song it's short but i like how it came out.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yyo1i8cgigx7t ... ver%29.mp3
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Post by Bomby » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:48 pm

I like the rough feel of the tracks. I'm a big fan of just simple setups for more "rock" oriented music.

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Post by Jere » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:14 pm

Another one had to remake the lead track 4 times so i would apriciate if anyone have any feedback, been polishing this one for the last couple of days.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/312 ... 20zone.mp3
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Post by Jere » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:24 pm

and here is another cover i threw together last evening:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o86pvyzg2mnd3 ... undula.mp3
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Post by Jere » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:53 pm

and here is another thing i made i need to have someone to listen to it don't want it to make it sound to cluttered.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5r77dv845pyu ... p.mp3?dl=0
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Post by е и ժ е я » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:11 pm

[QUOTE="Spooky Jere, post: 1491988, member: 35148"]and here is another thing i made i need to have someone to listen to it don't want it to make it sound to cluttered.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5r77dv845pyuia/hot head bop.mp3?dl=0[/QUOTE]
Sounds pretty good man. Good choice of song to cover.
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Post by Jere » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:43 pm

Ok spiced it up a bit since the organ decided to start working again, i think this sounds way better.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yy3e9cal4o7oh ... 2.mp3?dl=0
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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:11 am

dude this is awesome

A+ song choice and cover
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Post by Jere » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:42 pm

Been doing All these complicated songs so i went back to basics with this one a microphone my guitar and my horrible horrible voice and maybe 30 minutes of rehearsing and recording.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/312 ... ilgrim.mp3

Had to unwind with something today so i invoked good old Mr Kristofferson
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Post by Jere » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:12 pm

I'm a bit ashamed over this but i listened to the song a couple of days ago and thought, i need to do this:

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Post by е и ժ е я » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:06 am

^ Definitely needs some more work! I still got a kick out of it, though.
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Post by Jere » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:26 pm

i know but it was more of a do something silly gonna see if i keep working on it or if i polish it a bit more i hate redoing vocals it takes time to set up properly.
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