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Kristofer Dahl
I have been a little extra busy lately, trying to take my drivers license (pensioners and old people in Stockholm beware!)

However this weekend I finally managed to put a video together - it features my most recent metal song plus some provoking lies about the German language! laugh.gif tongue.gif



I also show the riffs of the song at the end of the video! Check it out here at youtube.

Thanks for watching! smile.gif
DeepRoots
That's some chunky riffing biggrin.gif Great job laugh.gif
Pavlov
That is pretty much the most hilarious thing I've seen all month, apart from "I like turtles zombie kid".

That was great, thanks.
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (Pavlov @ Mar 17 2009, 10:44 PM) *
That is pretty much the most hilarious thing I've seen all month, apart from "I like turtles zombie kid".

hehe I'll take that as a great compliment - thank you! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Mar 17 2009, 10:41 PM) *
That's some chunky riffing biggrin.gif Great job laugh.gif


Thanks - I always find my riffing very "untight" as soon as I sit down and try to record something...so these songs really help me shape my rhythm guitar skills...I need to practice for days to get it as tight as I want to!
audiopaal
Hehehe, cool vid mate biggrin.gif
Emir Hot
Very cool song and the video. I heard the song before. The sound and mix are great.
Pedja Simovic
Another great video with lots of humor laugh.gif
ZakkWylde
I can't believe you have gedonen this! ^^
Kristofer Dahl
Hehe thanks guys! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Mar 17 2009, 11:04 PM) *
I can't believe you have gedonen this! ^^


I just gehaden to! tongue.gif
coffeeman
I wish my german teacher taught me this song at school , I'm pretty sure I would had learned something, or at least to remember Mittwoch.
Fran
Awesome Kris, couldn't stop laughing at the dancing, the faces & the hat laugh.gif, verses remind me of Friday I'm in Love (The cure), pretty funny & killer riffs.

I don't speak a word of german appart from "Zutaten" (It's written all over my biscuits), so if you hadn't subtitled that I'd have thought the song was about a nuclear armaggedon or something, german sounds so aggressive cool.gif

Pretty cool smile.gif
Alen
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Mar 17 2009, 11:07 PM) *
Hehe thanks guys! biggrin.gif



I just gehaden to! tongue.gif



Hej Kris,

you're German is really schlecht ... regarding the fact that you've learned it for almost 6 years. biggrin.gif

Just kidding. It has some minor mistakes, but I think it fits perfectly.
Knowing Rammstein, somebody could think, you did it deliberately.

But hey, I think Rammstein itemized or listed almost everything in their songs, but for sure forgot weekdays.
Now you probably stole some future ideas.
P.H
For me as an austrian (we also speak german), it's very funny to see you hop around while making one grammar mistake after another Chris biggrin.gif . But you really sound similar to Till Lindemann in my ears.

By the way:

Ist Deutsch in Schweden eine Pflichtsprache oder sowas wie ein Wahlpflichtfach? Netter Text übrigens!
sigma7
wow, id buy that, it was awesome, the lyrics were actually pretty dark, and i am serious

were u ever in a metal band?
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (sigma7 @ Mar 17 2009, 11:41 PM) *
were u ever in a metal band?


Yes I have been a while back - but nothing too serious! (and back then I didn't sing)

QUOTE (P.H @ Mar 17 2009, 11:31 PM) *
For me as an austrian (we also speak german), it's very funny to see you hop around while making one grammar mistake after another Chris biggrin.gif . But you really sound similar to Till Lindemann in my ears.


hehe that was the plan..thanks! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (P.H @ Mar 17 2009, 11:31 PM) *
Ist Deutsch in Schweden eine Pflichtsprache oder sowas wie ein Wahlpflichtfach? Netter Text übrigens!


I didn't understand the end ph34r.gif - but @ the beginning: Wahlpflichtfach! You had to choose at least one other language except for English, but not necessarily German!

QUOTE (Alen @ Mar 17 2009, 11:23 PM) *
Hej Kris,

you're German is really schlecht ... regarding the fact that you've learned it for almost 6 years. biggrin.gif

I know..and I am proud of it!! tongue.gif

QUOTE (Alen @ Mar 17 2009, 11:23 PM) *
But hey, I think Rammstein itemized or listed almost everything in their songs, but for sure forgot weekdays.
Now you probably stole some future ideas.

Good observation - they really have lots of different themes covered!

QUOTE (Fran @ Mar 17 2009, 11:23 PM) *
so if you hadn't subtitled that I'd have thought the song was about a nuclear armaggedon or something, german sounds so aggressive cool.gif


Yes I really can't think of another language which would allow for these aggressive sounding phrases!


QUOTE (coffeeman @ Mar 17 2009, 11:14 PM) *
I wish my german teacher taught me this song at school , I'm pretty sure I would had learned something, or at least to remember Mittwoch.

Yes this is a very good point - I have learned 10x more German by listening to Rammstein than during my 6 years at school, that's just...wrong!

We should learn from this when designing lessons for GMC as well.
Gabriel Leopardi
laugh.gif Great! Amazing video Kris! This song is a Metal Hit, can't stop singing the chorus hedbanging... biggrin.gif




Rated Htr
Amazing video laugh.gif
Ramiro Delforte
Hahaha cool song, there are some nice chopps there!
And the sound is really tight too smile.gif
Nice to see a new video from you Kris
Crazy_Diamond
I love it Kris, your videos always make me laught.
Kristofer Dahl
laugh.gif hehe thanks guys!
Sergio Dorado
Great sense of humor, and the rythmics are killer, love the chromatic ideas!
Sensible Jones
Ich had geforgottenden all about the tagliatelle!!!!!!
laugh.gif laugh.gif
steve25
Great track Kris, and really good sound as well smile.gif. How about a lesson on how you recorded/mixed it? biggrin.gif.

I'm guessing Rammstein are one of your favourite bands?
Kuba Szafran
Great song Kristofer smile.gif. Good luck with your driving licence, I'm going to start doing the driving course in 2 months:D.
opeth.db
You're a whack job Kris. I love it. laugh.gif
David Wallimann
Kris, this was brilliant.
I've been a fan for a longtime, but this is really top notch!!!
I know this goes against your GMC moto, but you DO have talent!
Awesome work man!

Disturbed21
Awesome video Kris laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Oh and nice dancing you got going on there laugh.gif
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (Kuba Szafran @ Mar 18 2009, 02:04 PM) *
Great song Kristofer smile.gif. Good luck with your driving licence, I'm going to start doing the driving course in 2 months:D.

Thanks! Ok so I have a lead - let's see who gets it first! wink.gif

QUOTE (David Wallimann @ Mar 18 2009, 02:39 PM) *
Kris, this was brilliant.
I've been a fan for a longtime, but this is really top notch!!!
I know this goes against your GMC moto, but you DO have talent!
Awesome work man!

Hehe great to hear you say this David - thanks!

Oh and talent in the sense "skilled" is is completley ok to me - it's the "natural" talent thing which I don't like! smile.gif
When someone tells me I have got "natural" talent I feel that it's an insult to my hard work - since I work all the time! rolleyes.gif
David Wallimann
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Mar 18 2009, 12:52 PM) *
Thanks! Ok so I have a lead - let's see who gets it first! wink.gif


Hehe great to hear you say this David - thanks!

Oh and talent in the sense "skilled" is is completley ok to me - it's the "natural" talent thing which I don't like! smile.gif
When someone tells me I have got "natural" talent I feel that it's an insult to my hard work - since I work all the time! rolleyes.gif



Yeah, I understand what you mean.
Of course this goes hand in hand with had work, no doubt that you are a hard worker!
We all know that, and if anyone is in doubt, they should just look at GMC!
Great job my friend!
Skalde
This was pure awesomeness
Bondy
Kris you crack me up!! loved the Vid nice riffing laugh.gif laugh.gif cool.gif
Tono Fyr
I laughed. Really, really hard.
Roadside
Kris, this was hilarious biggrin.gif the first time I like to be german in this forum, I understood what you sang, at least i think so huh.gif

I´d say : You nailed it - you gelaiden it or " Da hasse einen rausgehauen " biggrin.gif
blindwillie
HAHA! Best evvah! (xcept for zombie kid smile.gif )
Sounds like a kid-song a la Rammstein biggrin.gif
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (blindwillie @ Mar 19 2009, 08:03 AM) *
HAHA! Best evvah! (xcept for zombie kid smile.gif )


Ok that's it - I need to check out the zombie kid!! biggrin.gif Thanks!
kaznie_NL
It's funny, but actualy a cool song tongue.gif
Mr T
Very nice Kris. When you say mittwoch you definitely sound like Till. cool.gif
Canis
I love it! It sounds so Badass McAwesome!

Would it be possible request a tutorial about how you record your songs? smile.gif
The sound of this song is so tight it sounds like it's been produced by professionals who've been in the business for an eternity!
Jesse
Kris, your nuts..biggrin.gif This video is so incredibly awesome:D Mitwoch habe ich vergesst, I lol'd:D
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (Canis @ Mar 19 2009, 06:36 PM) *
Would it be possible request a tutorial about how you record your songs? smile.gif
The sound of this song is so tight it sounds like it's been produced by professionals who've been in the business for an eternity!


Wow Canis that's a great comment - I have worked very hard to improve my recordings. I realised that my recording chops were very week compared to others here. I'd love to share what I learned during the last year recording-wise (al though I still have A LOT to learn). Is there anything special you are wondering about, regarding the sound?
Canis
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Mar 19 2009, 11:59 PM) *
Wow Canis that's a great comment - I have worked very hard to improve my recordings. I realised that my recording chops were very week compared to others here. I'd love to share what I learned during the last year recording-wise (al though I still have A LOT to learn). Is there anything special you are wondering about, regarding the sound?

Hehe, you do indeed deserve the "Skill Talent" mark tongue.gif

Well, I have pretty much no skill whatsoever when it comes to proper recording. I just plug from my guitar to my amp, and from my amp to my line in, which results in a pretty boring, tame and dry tone. I guess part of it is my guitar which isn't exactly up to industry standard, but I was wondering how your studio "wiring*" goes?


*Don't know the actual industry-word for it, but I mean the "guitar -> amp -> line in" talk tongue.gif
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (Canis @ Mar 20 2009, 01:03 AM) *
Well, I have pretty much no skill whatsoever when it comes to proper recording. I just plug from my guitar to my amp, and from my amp to my line in, which results in a pretty boring, tame and dry tone. I guess part of it is my guitar which isn't exactly up to industry standard, but I was wondering how your studio "wiring*" goes?


You can get great result even with cheap guitars! My chain looks like this

guitar > amp > "red box" through speaker out on the amp > into computer sound card
however this setup would give just as good results:
guitar > pod > into computer sound card

Some additional things to help you fatten the sound:

* record at least two identical takes of a riff - and "hard pan" them left and right
* I also overdub with a synthesizer ("square lead", a pretty common synthesizer sound), you can do the same with strings or whatever synth sound you have. Mix the synthesizer so low that people don't really understand that it's a synthesizer that makes it so fat.

Other small tweaks which are important but don't really make it sound super-fat - it just makes it work better in the mix etc

* apply "low cut" on the guitars below 100-200 khz
* "scoop out" some middle frequencies, experiment and see what works with your sound
* add slight compression
* make the same eq adjustments to your synth over-dubs and your guitars.
* apply slight chorus effect
* multiband compressor - compress the lower frequencies of the guitar sound

The most important thing is probably to tweak your guitar sound correctly before you record it. I would advise you try to get a cool riffing sound - which sounds good on it's own. Then roll off the bass and drive (having too much of these will make it sound bad when you add multiple over-dubs). Also make sure there is a little mid range (some people choose to completely scoop the mid range away which make the sound hard to work with).

That's all I can think of for now...!
Lian Gerbino
hahaha.... man, you are my idol!!! smile.gif
you are awesome kris! the video is just amazing! your faces man... your are really really crazy, in a good way offcourse! wink.gif you´r more than a musician, you´r an artist!
very well done!!!
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (Lian Gerbino @ Mar 20 2009, 08:40 PM) *
hahaha.... man, you are my idol!!! smile.gif
you are awesome kris! the video is just amazing! your faces man... your are really really crazy, in a good way offcourse! wink.gif you´r more than a musician, you´r an artist!
very well done!!!


Wow thanks Lian - I think the same of you! smile.gif
AlexLion
Kris .. ohmy.gif biggrin.gif .. that is sick! biggrin.gif
And as mentioned Lian, your are a truly artist, and your skills is growing very fast! Especcialy theatre artistry biggrin.gif
You should sell that hat at Ebay when you become very popular!! biggrin.gif
Edit: Just realized those riffs are very fun to play and headbang biggrin.gif
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (AlexLion @ Mar 21 2009, 09:51 AM) *
Edit: Just realized those riffs are very fun to play and headbang biggrin.gif


laugh.gif hehe yes I know - that's why I did it!!
Skalde
Did you use emulation software or a real amp?
Rapitap
Hahaha, enjoyed that. biggrin.gif
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (Skalde @ Mar 21 2009, 04:51 PM) *
Did you use emulation software or a real amp?


Real amp! A peavey triple X amp through a Hughes & Ketner "Red Box" (it's a speaker simulator so that you easily can plug your amp to the computer without using a mic - it sounds awesome!).
Skalde
didn't know about this device, can you load .wav impulses for different sounds?

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