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Gabriel Leopardi
Hello Guys!! Welcome to my first Video Collab at GMC! biggrin.gif

The idea is to make something big! We will use an original song that I composed some time ago to create a GMC Hit. This will be a VideoCollab/VideoClip so you can record yourself playing, singing backing vocals, acting, head banging or doing some funny things.

Kris will be recording the lead vocals but we need to write some lyrics for the song. Could you please help us with it?
We also need some guitar players that record arrangements, guitar solos, licks, the riffs, some modern noises, whatever you think that could work over this tune. Remember to film youself doing it and to post both the video (mp4 format) and the mp3 file (with and without the backing track).

I’m posting the full mix with Kris idea for the chorus and also another shorter file with some ideas (the lyrics has no sense, it’s just a reference) for the voice melodies of the other sections that I have recorded when I first composed the song.. You can use it to write the lyrics or you can suggest other melodic ideas.

I will edit the structure of the tune if it’s necessary, so feel free to record all the ideas that appear.

The tune is in E minor and the tempo is 145.

Who is in??

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Full Song:
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Vocal Reference (sorry for my lazy vocal performance... it's just a reference! tongue.gif ):
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IMPORTANT: If you are going to record a guitar solo or something with your guitar please also post here a file with the line signal without any distortion, amp simluation or process if it's possible. This will allow us to have a more uniform sound. Thanks!
quadrium
I'm up for it biggrin.gif I also can write some lyrics if you want smile.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (quadrium @ Nov 16 2011, 01:06 PM) *
I'm up for it biggrin.gif I also can write some lyrics if you want smile.gif


Cool man! You're welcome!
quadrium
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 16 2011, 04:07 PM) *
Cool man! You're welcome!


Thanks smile.gif About lyrics is there a any particular subject that you want me write?

EDIT: I wrote some lyrics and sent you a pm smile.gif
Bogdan Radovic
Wow this sounds awesome! smile.gif
I like the song and vocal line very much.
If you need a live bass track for the song - I'll be glad to take part?
Ivan Milenkovic
I like the song a lot, vocals should be louder! biggrin.gif

Is there room in this one? I would love to try some parts if possible? smile.gif
quadrium
Hey guys,

Here are the lyrics i wrote for this one smile.gif I will make a melody line also. Hope you like it and let me know what do you think about it smile.gif

EDIT: Made some alterations in the lyrics smile.gif
Gitarrero
Awesome idea!
My soundcard is broken at the moment, I'll get a new one on friday...can't wait to listen to the backing and start creating ideas!
Kristofer Dahl
YEAH!! I love the chorus chords (I can hear strong melodies over them in my head), this is very exciting!

edit - just heard your solo Gabe, awesome! It's rock n roll on steroids!

QUOTE (quadrium @ Nov 16 2011, 07:36 PM) *
Hey guys,

Here are the lyrics i wrote for this one smile.gif I will make a melody line also. Hope you like it and let me know what do you think about it smile.gif

Excellent ! Here they are in plain text, in case some one wants to polish or add to it:

QUOTE
::INTRO:: (0:00-0:15) (0:57-1:11)


::VERSE:: (0:15-0:30) (1:11-1:24)
Rockin' hard
Talkin' hard
Helping each other
To become a guitar god

(Can be sing twice or we can wrote another 4 lines)

::PRE-CHORUS:: (0:30-0:45) (1:24-1:40)
Practice
makes us better
Practice
keeps us strong
We are
ready
to rock
your socks
rock your
soooocks

::FIRST CHORUS:: (0:45-0:57)
come join my friend
to this awesome journey
that will make you a
better player

::SECOND CHORUS:: (1:40-1:54)
come join my friend
to this awesome journey
that will take you to the
next level


@ Bogdan & Ivan, since we're in the beginning of this I think you can just pop in where you feel that you can add something!

Gabe has the final word though (perhaps he'll will want both a line and amp bass track to make mixing easier)
quadrium
QUOTE (quadrium @ Nov 16 2011, 06:36 PM) *
Hey guys,

Here are the lyrics i wrote for this one smile.gif I will make a melody line also. Hope you like it and let me know what do you think about it smile.gif

EDIT: Made some alterations in the lyrics smile.gif


Just updated the lyrics again. (Added 4 more lines for the verse smile.gif ) Feel free to make changes smile.gif

Here is the plain text version of it smile.gif

QUOTE
::INTRO:: (0:00-0:15) (0:57-1:11)


::VERSE:: (0:15-0:30) (1:11-1:24)
Rockin' hard
Talkin' hard
Helping each other
To become a guitar god

Day and night
Jamming a lot
Workin' hard
Till we make it right

(Can be sing twice or we can wrote another 4 lines)

::PRE-CHORUS:: (0:30-0:45) (1:24-1:40)
Practice
makes us better
Practice
keeps us strong
We are
ready
to rock
your socks
rock your
soooocks

::FIRST CHORUS:: (0:45-0:57)
come join my friend
to this awesome journey
that will make you a
better player

::SECOND CHORUS:: (1:40-1:54)
come join my friend
to this awesome journey
that will take you to the
next level
Gabriel Leopardi
Exciting stuff guys!! As I said in the video chat I really like the lyrics created by Quadrium. smile.gif

Guys.. feel free to add ideas to those lyrics.. I think that we can use them.

Here I did a mixdown without bass for Bogdan...

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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 16 2011, 03:30 PM) *
I like the song a lot, vocals should be louder! biggrin.gif

Is there room in this one? I would love to try some parts if possible? smile.gif


You are more than invited mate! smile.gif
Kristofer Dahl
Agreed about the lyrics - I have already played around with them (al though I have a sore throat) and the idea will work well!

It would be cool though with input from more people!
quadrium
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Nov 17 2011, 09:03 AM) *
Agreed about the lyrics - I have already played around with them (al though I have a sore throat) and the idea will work well!

It would be cool though with input from more people!


Awesome! biggrin.gif
superize
I want to lay down some guitar work for this one
Nimrandir
I'd like to give it a try if possible smile.gif. I can do guitars and possibly can try synths and weird noises smile.gif.
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (superize @ Nov 17 2011, 12:07 PM) *
I want to lay down some guitar work for this one


Great!! You're welcome!

QUOTE (Nimrandir @ Nov 17 2011, 12:26 PM) *
I'd like to give it a try if possible smile.gif. I can do guitars and possibly can try synths and weird noises smile.gif.


Excellent! thanks for joining!!

Hey guys!! Come on! I'd love to have lots of GMC:ers in this Collab! biggrin.gif
Ivan Milenkovic
No problem, I'll record some parts, feel free to use it any way possible, it's all good! smile.gif

I wanted to record today, but trying to do a crazy video instead of just playing (as Gab suggested). So, a bit more time on this one, but I'll have it in a week or so probly!) smile.gif

Awesome collab and song! smile.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 17 2011, 05:33 PM) *
No problem, I'll record some parts, feel free to use it any way possible, it's all good! smile.gif

I wanted to record today, but trying to do a crazy video instead of just playing (as Gab suggested). So, a bit more time on this one, but I'll have it in a week or so probly!) smile.gif

Awesome collab and song! smile.gif



That's great Ivan!! Can't wait to see your video and hear your takes! smile.gif
Todd Simpson
Well who could say no to this? I"m in smile.gif
SirJamsalot
Totally tempting - wish I didn't have so much on my plate these days :/

I do a lot of song listening at work, and often while I'm programming, a lyrical idea will pop up - if i happen across a hook or something I think might be interesting, I'll pass it along - at least I can try to contribute in that small way.

Looking forward to seeing the end-result!

Chris

Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Nov 17 2011, 08:33 PM) *
Totally tempting - wish I didn't have so much on my plate these days :/

I do a lot of song listening at work, and often while I'm programming, a lyrical idea will pop up - if i happen across a hook or something I think might be interesting, I'll pass it along - at least I can try to contribute in that small way.

Looking forward to seeing the end-result!

Chris



That's great man! Let me know if you have any idea... even if you record only one note... you'll be part of this song.. biggrin.gif
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Nov 18 2011, 12:33 AM) *
I do a lot of song listening at work, and often while I'm programming, a lyrical idea will pop up - if i happen across a hook or something I think might be interesting, I'll pass it along - at least I can try to contribute in that small way.


Cool there is still time - I have a sore throat and will not likely be able to record this weekend!
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Nov 18 2011, 06:03 AM) *
Cool there is still time - I have a sore throat and will not likely be able to record this weekend!


No problem mate! We still need more guitar players for this one! I hope that you feel better soon. smile.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
Hey guys! Bogdan asked me for the midi file. It includes just the midi instruments (Drums and Bass).

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Nimrandir
So can we do anything we want with this track? I'm just hearing a short, kind of agressive pentatonic solo after the first chorus (over the riff) smile.gif.
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Nimrandir @ Nov 18 2011, 02:02 PM) *
So can we do anything we want with this track? I'm just hearing a short, kind of agressive pentatonic solo after the first chorus (over the riff) smile.gif.


yes man, post your ideas here and then I'll make a mix with the cooler things to make the song sound amazing.
Gabriel Leopardi
hey guys!! we need more participants on this one!
Nimrandir
Here's a little sketch of what I meant. Not perfectly clear, but you get the idea smile.gif.

If you like it, I can make a better version and also record video (a bit problematic, as I have nothing to record it with at the moment biggrin.gif ). It seems I have to change the strings, these are sounding a little dull.
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Nimrandir @ Nov 22 2011, 12:21 PM) *
Here's a little sketch of what I meant. Not perfectly clear, but you get the idea smile.gif.

If you like it, I can make a better version and also record video (a bit problematic, as I have nothing to record it with at the moment biggrin.gif ). It seems I have to change the strings, these are sounding a little dull.



This is so AWESOME!!!! Please record a final version of this amazing solo. smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif
and remember to record video too...
thanks a lot man!
quadrium
Here is my solo take over chorus part smile.gif Hope you like it. I'm gonna make a new recording send the audio/video soon. And about the vocal line my gf has midterms atm but she will make a recording by weekend smile.gif

Dogukan,
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (quadrium @ Nov 22 2011, 01:31 PM) *
Here is my solo take over chorus part smile.gif Hope you like it. I'm gonna make a new recording send the audio/video soon. And about the vocal line my gf has midterms atm but she will make a recording by weekend smile.gif

Dogukan,



Hi mate! I really like your solo!! Please record the final version of this one and be careful with the tuning of your guitar. thanks for the take!
thefireball
Sure! I'll see if I can come up with anything. smile.gif I'll use a POD Farm setting and record a dry also. Too bad I don't have an HD cam yet. Someday I will. I've been dreaming about it.
Gitarrero
Nice man! I'll record something tomorrow if that is still early enough wink.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (thefireball @ Nov 24 2011, 01:32 PM) *
Sure! I'll see if I can come up with anything. smile.gif I'll use a POD Farm setting and record a dry also. Too bad I don't have an HD cam yet. Someday I will. I've been dreaming about it.



Great man! No problem with your camera... record with your webcam. smile.gif

QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Nov 24 2011, 01:48 PM) *
Nice man! I'll record something tomorrow if that is still early enough wink.gif



yeah, it's ok!
Bogdan Radovic
Here are my takes (both dry) :
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(I'll send you .wav files through email)

Let me know when we get to the video recording phase smile.gif
Ivan Milenkovic
nice bass tone, the track sounds more natural now! smile.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Nov 25 2011, 11:38 AM) *
Here are my takes (both dry) :
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(I'll send you .wav files through email)

Let me know when we get to the video recording phase smile.gif



Great job Bogdan! I like how you arranged the song and I also like your sound! Bass is ready for this tune! smile.gif
thanks for your take!
Bogdan Radovic
QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 25 2011, 03:44 PM) *
nice bass tone, the track sounds more natural now! smile.gif


QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Nov 25 2011, 05:51 PM) *
Great job Bogdan! I like how you arranged the song and I also like your sound! Bass is ready for this tune! smile.gif
thanks for your take!



Thanks guys! smile.gif It was a dry bass signal captured via DI box straight to sound card with no processing in the the DAW.
Gabriel - feel free to shape the sound and do what ever you like with the track. smile.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Nov 25 2011, 02:45 PM) *
Thanks guys! smile.gif It was a dry bass signal captured via DI box straight to sound card with no processing in the the DAW.
Gabriel - feel free to shape the sound and do what ever you like with the track. smile.gif



Great. I usually just use some EQ and Compressor on bass. smile.gif
SCProphet
Lyrical Idea

Welcome to GMC
Grab Your Guitar
and play with Me.

quadrium
Here is the dry recording Gab smile.gif
Kristofer Dahl
QUOTE (SCProphet @ Nov 26 2011, 10:59 AM) *
Lyrical Idea

Welcome to GMC
Grab Your Guitar
and play with Me.


Cool one - keep them coming!

QUOTE (Nimrandir @ Nov 22 2011, 04:21 PM) *
Here's a little sketch of what I meant. Not perfectly clear, but you get the idea smile.gif.

If you like it, I can make a better version and also record video (a bit problematic, as I have nothing to record it with at the moment biggrin.gif ). It seems I have to change the strings, these are sounding a little dull.


What an amazing solo - wow! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Nov 25 2011, 03:38 PM) *
Here are my takes (both dry) :
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Click to view attachment
(I'll send you .wav files through email)

Let me know when we get to the video recording phase smile.gif


Excellent Bogdan - real bass will raise quality!
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (quadrium @ Nov 27 2011, 07:14 PM) *
Here is the dry recording Gab smile.gif



Cool man!! thanks a lot!!
Kristofer Dahl
I hate to be the one delaying this - but here is a progress report:

I have pretty much lyrics/vocals down for the first half of the song....and I think it's going to rock! Now I just have to practice it some and then record.
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Dec 1 2011, 07:28 AM) *
I hate to be the one delaying this - but here is a progress report:

I have pretty much lyrics/vocals down for the first half of the song....and I think it's going to rock! Now I just have to practice it some and then record.


AMAZING!! Can't wait to hear you singing this one!! smile.gif
Ivan Milenkovic
My take should be done soon as well, PC is currently "under siege" smile.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 1 2011, 02:35 PM) *
My take should be done soon as well, PC is currently "under siege" smile.gif


Cool Ivan! Thanks for reporting! smile.gif
Kristofer Dahl
Vocals draft:

http://soundcloud.com/kristoferdahl/kris-draft1

GMC
We're talking hard...and rocking hard!
You don't know who the hell we are

Day and night, we make it right
And who's to say we've gone too far?

Practice - makes us better
Practice - gives us the strength we need
Practice - you know that we are ready
Practice - That's right baby, 'cause do you know who we are? (We are GMC)

We're flying far away
To the promised land of 'Axe n Shred'
It's time to set the sails

We're loving it, kicking it, playing it and doing it all at...

...GMC!

-------------------

It's still very rough and experimental + I couldn't use the cool sounding backing (but Gabe will fix that easily).

The chorus ("we're flying...") needs more climax and power to work - I am hoping some [guitar?] dubbing will do the trick.

Also during the "Practice" part it would be really cool if we could get vocal takes from as many people as possible (no singing required - just shout "practice" four times, that's it)

Gabe has the final word though, and I will be sending him my files this evening. So let's wait and hear what he says about this ( I am hoping he won't tell me to start all over unsure.gif )
Gabriel Leopardi
hahahah this is fantastic man!! I love it! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I like your voice and expression on this one... this will be epic!

yes guys! We need many takes of you shouting "Practice"!! Who could record it? We will also need videos of you shouting that word.
Todd Simpson
I'm still working on my take! :*( I hope I'm not too late, I was just completing the OZZY COLLAB. Is there still time?
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