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Cosmin Lupu
Good afternoon GMC!

I want to thank my fellow instructor and friend here, Mr. Gabriel Leopardi for the inspiration he provided in his thread, in order for me to come up with this collab idea biggrin.gif Thanks Gabe!

It's Grunge vs. Metal and there will be guitars screaming and wailing in the battle!

Here's the plan:

The backing track is made out of 2 types of riffs - a grungy one and a metal one, so choose whichever you like and solo over it, while trying to wear an outfit appropriate to the style you have chosen biggrin.gif you can choose both if you wish so!

Tempo: 110 BPM

Scales you could use: D minor and D blues

Material format and indications:

- please send the materials through rapidshare if possible
- Audio - wav. files - one containing the backing and one only the recorded part
- Video - mp4. avi. - try to use the conventional formats if you can.

Deadline: February, 25th, 2012

Let's see what sort of madness we can pull together laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Cosmin
snackajacks
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 27 2012, 11:32 AM) *
Good afternoon GMC!

I want to thank my fellow instructor and friend here, Mr. Gabriel Leopardi for the inspiration he provided in his thread, in order for me to come up with this collab idea biggrin.gif Thanks Gabe!

It's Grunge vs. Metal and there will be guitars screaming and wailing in the battle!

Here's the plan:

The backing track is made out of 2 types of riffs - a grungy one and a metal one, so choose whichever you like and solo over it, while trying to wear an outfit appropriate to the style you have chosen biggrin.gif you can choose both if you wish so!

Tempo: 110 BPM

Scales you could use: D minor and D blues

Material format and indications:

- please send the materials through rapidshare if possible
- Audio - wav. files - one containing the backing and one only the recorded part
- Video - mp4. avi. - try to use the conventional formats if you can.

Deadline: February, 25th, 2012

Let's see what sort of madness we can pull together laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Cosmin


im in
quadrium
Well.. you ROCK C-Maestro! biggrin.gif Awesome backing. I am so in smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
Alright! biggrin.gif Great mates! I'll try to be a bit of both tongue.gif I just had an idea regarding ARIA - I realized we are a combination between djent and grunge, therefore, the style born could be called GRENT laugh.gif
Gitarrero
I'm confused...can I play a solo for this collab? Or rather not? Maybe just grungy chords?
Guess I'll have to figure it out laugh.gif

In short: I'm in!
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jan 27 2012, 01:22 PM) *
I'm confused...can I play a solo for this collab? Or rather not? Maybe just grungy chords?
Guess I'll have to figure it out laugh.gif

In short: I'm in!


Play a solo, a theme, whatever you like biggrin.gif glad you're in! Remember I told you I'd give you an occasion to dress up again? biggrin.gif here it is!
Gitarrero
Haha! Let's see...am I gonna wear my grunge or my metal suit ??? wink.gif
Gabriel Leopardi
Hey Cosmin! This backing is FANTASTIC!! This is a first idea that I recorded over it! smile.gif

Click to view attachment

Todd Simpson
Awesome! Who could say no?
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 30 2012, 10:29 PM) *
Hey Cosmin! This backing is FANTASTIC!! This is a first idea that I recorded over it! smile.gif

Click to view attachment


YEAH! biggrin.gif Great one Gabe! Really glad to have you on the boat for this one mate!

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 31 2012, 03:52 AM) *
Awesome! Who could say no?


Welcome Todd! Yeehaw biggrin.gif this is going to be awesome fun!
Todd Simpson
Here is what I've got so far, is this along the line of what you were thinking? I sorta blend in both bits

Click to view attachment
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 1 2012, 07:13 AM) *
Here is what I've got so far, is this along the line of what you were thinking? I sorta blend in both bits

Click to view attachment


Yes it is! Sounds killer Todd-meister! biggrin.gif Can't wait for the final take!
Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 31 2012, 04:26 AM) *
YEAH! biggrin.gif Great one Gabe! Really glad to have you on the boat for this one mate!


My pleasure mate! this backing is amazing so this collab will be epic! Everybody should join it! smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 1 2012, 07:11 PM) *
My pleasure mate! this backing is amazing so this collab will be epic! Everybody should join it! smile.gif


It would be great to have as many people as possible biggrin.gif
derper
Great take Todd! It sounds like you and I have some similar ideas in our takes, although admittedly your take is MUCH cleaner than mine!! I personally felt like my brain was telling my fingers to play some "Alice in Chains" style licks/tone/bends.... do you happen to be an AIC fan?

GMC has me laughing about some of the OLD riffs I conjure up subconsciously while playing a lesson... for example, while riffing on Sinisia's "Lydian Collab" yesterday, I started playing a Satriani line (big surprise...it's lydian!!) that I haven't heard in almost a decade (and I don't really play/study that style either), mixed with part of a solo from a live Phish disc I haven't heard in years!! The ol' brain doesn't easily forget your influences, and can JUMP into your solo without even trying!!

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jan 31 2012, 11:13 PM) *
Here is what I've got so far, is this along the line of what you were thinking? I sorta blend in both bits

Click to view attachment



Ok, here's my "for fun" take again.... (can't afford recording interface until tax return!)

Also, I'm at work, so couldn't put on my grunge outfit!! I swear, if they ever put me in a GMC comic, it will deal with the fact that I'm always submitting vids from the mattress store I work at!! Imagine walking in to get a better night's sleep, and you see THIS....



So, I'll be the first to admit that it's pretty sloppy, but I really didn't put a ton of time into it. It's 50% "half mapped", and 50% improv....which doesn't really work for me when I'm playing more rock/metal stuff, since I'm more of a funk/country/blues player. But, something tells me with some help from y'all, I'll have some killer metal licks to pull out in no time!!

If I get time, I'll try and clean it up again and re-submit. Plenty of time before the deadline, but I felt like posting this rough take anyway, since I was just having fun with it (in between customers, that it!). Great collab Cosmin!! Can't wait to hear the finished result.
Cosmin Lupu
Hey mate! Nice take biggrin.gif I'm really looking forward to having you on this one so, if it happens that you have the means to submit the 'official' take before the deadline, I'd be honored to have ya!

I think you did very well for a funk/ country/ blues player tongue.gif a little more work on some of the bends and it can be grungily perfect to fit the scene! I am a very big AIC fan (from time to time, I'm playing in an AIC tribute band called Redrum)

Keep us updated mate wink.gif

Cosmin
Todd Simpson
Great minds think alike! Yup, love Alice in Chains smile.gif And yup, I was thinking this called for a bit of AIC so yeah, I"m doing a bit of channeling Jerry Cantrell smile.gif

QUOTE (derper @ Feb 2 2012, 09:08 PM) *
Great take Todd! It sounds like you and I have some similar ideas in our takes, although admittedly your take is MUCH cleaner than mine!! I personally felt like my brain was telling my fingers to play some "Alice in Chains" style licks/tone/bends.... do you happen to be an AIC fan?

GMC has me laughing about some of the OLD riffs I conjure up subconsciously while playing a lesson... for example, while riffing on Sinisia's "Lydian Collab" yesterday, I started playing a Satriani line (big surprise...it's lydian!!) that I haven't heard in almost a decade (and I don't really play/study that style either), mixed with part of a solo from a live Phish disc I haven't heard in years!! The ol' brain doesn't easily forget your influences, and can JUMP into your solo without even trying!!


Ok, here's my "for fun" take again.... (can't afford recording interface until tax return!)

Also, I'm at work, so couldn't put on my grunge outfit!! I swear, if they ever put me in a GMC comic, it will deal with the fact that I'm always submitting vids from the mattress store I work at!! Imagine walking in to get a better night's sleep, and you see THIS....



So, I'll be the first to admit that it's pretty sloppy, but I really didn't put a ton of time into it. It's 50% "half mapped", and 50% improv....which doesn't really work for me when I'm playing more rock/metal stuff, since I'm more of a funk/country/blues player. But, something tells me with some help from y'all, I'll have some killer metal licks to pull out in no time!!

If I get time, I'll try and clean it up again and re-submit. Plenty of time before the deadline, but I felt like posting this rough take anyway, since I was just having fun with it (in between customers, that it!). Great collab Cosmin!! Can't wait to hear the finished result.

derper
Though I'm still waiting til tax return day to purchase an interface to deal with the latency issue, I DID find one cheap workaround..... If I play through my Roland MicroCube amp (for some effects, with no latency) into the mic in jack on my laptop I don't have much latency. It seems to come in when I run Amplitube for effects. So I'll have my buddy give me a quick tutorial on how to use Adobe Audition to record my guitar to a backing track, and I should have the means to start submitting better stuff. Also, I can run Amplitube AFTER the fact to help tone and whatnot, but before figuring out to use the Roland for effects, my options were either
-PURE plain tone, with no latency
-Amplitube effects, with latency so horrible I can't even play on time

Neither of which was acceptable.

I hope I have time to go back submit a cleaner, more organized take of my original idea. If not, Todd is pretty much channeling my ideas into a cleaner, more rip-tastic version anyway!!! tongue.gif

Thanks for the support Cosmin!! And yeah, my bends were pretty horrible on that take!! ohmy.gif



QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 2 2012, 10:57 PM) *
Hey mate! Nice take biggrin.gif I'm really looking forward to having you on this one so, if it happens that you have the means to submit the 'official' take before the deadline, I'd be honored to have ya!

I think you did very well for a funk/ country/ blues player tongue.gif a little more work on some of the bends and it can be grungily perfect to fit the scene! I am a very big AIC fan (from time to time, I'm playing in an AIC tribute band called Redrum)

Keep us updated mate wink.gif

Cosmin

Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (derper @ Feb 7 2012, 09:16 PM) *
Though I'm still waiting til tax return day to purchase an interface to deal with the latency issue, I DID find one cheap workaround..... If I play through my Roland MicroCube amp (for some effects, with no latency) into the mic in jack on my laptop I don't have much latency. It seems to come in when I run Amplitube for effects. So I'll have my buddy give me a quick tutorial on how to use Adobe Audition to record my guitar to a backing track, and I should have the means to start submitting better stuff. Also, I can run Amplitube AFTER the fact to help tone and whatnot, but before figuring out to use the Roland for effects, my options were either
-PURE plain tone, with no latency
-Amplitube effects, with latency so horrible I can't even play on time

Neither of which was acceptable.

I hope I have time to go back submit a cleaner, more organized take of my original idea. If not, Todd is pretty much channeling my ideas into a cleaner, more rip-tastic version anyway!!! tongue.gif

Thanks for the support Cosmin!! And yeah, my bends were pretty horrible on that take!! ohmy.gif


No worries mate! Whenever you feel comfortable and satisfied, go ahead and send a take wink.gif
Dinaga
Wow.. the entries so far blew me off... You guys are too good ohmy.gif Great stuff.
If I come up with something worthy I'd be happy to join too smile.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Dinaga @ Feb 12 2012, 09:42 PM) *
Wow.. the entries so far blew me off... You guys are too good ohmy.gif Great stuff.
If I come up with something worthy I'd be happy to join too smile.gif


I know for certain you will come up with something awesome!! biggrin.gif Come on Dinagaaaaaa!!
derper
*Crowd starts the chant*

"Din-a-GA! DI-NA-GA!! DINAGA!! DINAGA!!"


*Crowd burns, loots and riots until Dinaga submits a killer collab.....*
Dinaga
Wow, now I have to submit biggrin.gif
You guys rock biggrin.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Dinaga @ Feb 12 2012, 11:06 PM) *
Wow, now I have to submit biggrin.gif
You guys rock biggrin.gif


See? When two people tell you that you are cool...well, they may be on to something tongue.gif


Cosmin Lupu
Hey guys! How's it going with the takes so far? biggrin.gif
derper
My new recording interface (line 6 kb37) should be arriving any day now.... but until then, the best I can submit it that "live" video take I posted for fun, which I don't think is usable because it doesn't have a separate guitar-only track. But, if I get enough time when my interface arrives, I'll try and do a "re-take" of my original idea and send it to ya!!

Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (derper @ Feb 19 2012, 10:31 PM) *
My new recording interface (line 6 kb37) should be arriving any day now.... but until then, the best I can submit it that "live" video take I posted for fun, which I don't think is usable because it doesn't have a separate guitar-only track. But, if I get enough time when my interface arrives, I'll try and do a "re-take" of my original idea and send it to ya!!


There are 5-6 days left wink.gif so take your time biggrin.gif looking forward to your take, mate!
Cosmin Lupu
Guys! Yesterday was the deadline for this one, but I see no takes yet, should we extend the deadline until next FRIDAY?
derper
Yes PLEASE!!! I just got my interface, and just got it working. Also, I just got home from the last of my gigs I've been cramming for, that have been keeping me away from your Vivaldi Winter lesson, and all the rest of the stuff I was working on.

Extend it, and I PROMISE I'll submit something!! So happy and excited to have this interface and all the goodies!! I certainly will put something down this week.


QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 26 2012, 12:39 AM) *
Guys! Yesterday was the deadline for this one, but I see no takes yet, should we extend the deadline until next FRIDAY?

Gitarrero
Here we go!

Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Feb 26 2012, 04:24 PM) *
Here we go!



Awesome Christian! Thank you! Nice take nice tie biggrin.gif

QUOTE (derper @ Feb 26 2012, 10:05 AM) *
Yes PLEASE!!! I just got my interface, and just got it working. Also, I just got home from the last of my gigs I've been cramming for, that have been keeping me away from your Vivaldi Winter lesson, and all the rest of the stuff I was working on.

Extend it, and I PROMISE I'll submit something!! So happy and excited to have this interface and all the goodies!! I certainly will put something down this week.


biggrin.gif ALrigthie sure thing wink.gif Looking forward to it biggrin.gif and the Vivaldi toooo biggrin.gif
ElHombre
so its next friday now? Then I maybe come up with something since i couldnt make the led zeppelin collab
Todd Simpson
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 26 2012, 03:39 AM) *
Guys! Yesterday was the deadline for this one, but I see no takes yet, should we extend the deadline until next FRIDAY?


Yes please! Still need to complete my video! smile.gif


Nice! Good stuff man! This is gonna RAWK!
QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Feb 26 2012, 11:24 AM) *
Here we go!


Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (ElHombre @ Feb 27 2012, 06:27 PM) *
so its next friday now? Then I maybe come up with something since i couldnt make the led zeppelin collab


Pleas do wink.gif The deadline has been extended till Friday!

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 28 2012, 12:26 AM) *
Yes please! Still need to complete my video! smile.gif


Nice! Good stuff man! This is gonna RAWK!


Hey Todd! Sure, Friday it is wink.gif
derper
Ok, here's my take....but I have to make a couple "excuses" first! tongue.gif

But really, it is my first time submitting this way since I've gotten my new interface, so I'll appreciate any feedback on the quality and such.

Also, I didn't get any real time to work on this. I just got home from watching Dan Balmer Trio at the Jazz Club in Portland, and I was up late and this is my 3rd "attempt".... pretty much all improv, and there are some obvious mistakes. I think I made that sound from Metalocalypse when Toki tries to take a solo and fails, or when people cuss. But I felt like giving it a try, and it's better then nothing perhaps. dry.gif

Anyway, I hope this works... and if I get more time, I'll work out a better take before friday.
ElHombre
Recording some metal for you
sweeping and overusage of pinch harmonics coming up
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (ElHombre @ Feb 28 2012, 06:09 PM) *
Recording some metal for you
sweeping and overusage of pinch harmonics coming up


biggrin.gif alright mate! So, you're in the metal part of the track biggrin.gif
ElHombre
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 29 2012, 08:52 AM) *
biggrin.gif alright mate! So, you're in the metal part of the track biggrin.gif


of course biggrin.gif
Here is a preview, hope its metal enough wink.gif
Playing starts after 30 seconds.
Also I will make an ending for it so that I play the whole metal backing
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (ElHombre @ Feb 29 2012, 10:10 AM) *
of course biggrin.gif
Here is a preview, hope its metal enough wink.gif
Playing starts after 30 seconds.
Also I will make an ending for it so that I play the whole metal backing


Hey Erik! Just heard some cool lines there! Develop it, record it film it and let's rock!
ElHombre
I decided to go with the original take, so I edited it back with the whole ending wink.gif
The reason was at first I wasnt happy with the ending, cause I was going to hit a harmonic on the E string, but I kinda had to rehit it, but now I dont really notice it, thinks is sounds cool.
You will see in the video that the ending will be very cool smile.gif

I could have made a cleaner take, I used 110 % distortion biggrin.gif Metal is metal.

I will send all the files on rapidshare to you cosmin
I also upload the final soundfile here if anyone wants to hear it

regards
derper
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 29 2012, 04:09 AM) *
Hey Erik! Just heard some cool lines there! Develop it, record it film it and let's rock!



Oh....I just realized/remembered this is a video collab, and I only submitted audio. Maybe I can re-take the whole thing and sync up with video. Actually, I think you want them submitted separately, correct?
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (derper @ Feb 29 2012, 05:50 PM) *
Oh....I just realized/remembered this is a video collab, and I only submitted audio. Maybe I can re-take the whole thing and sync up with video. Actually, I think you want them submitted separately, correct?


Exactly mate! All the details are in the Collab presentation wink.gif
Rammikin
Here's mine.
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (ElHombre @ Feb 29 2012, 05:43 PM) *
I decided to go with the original take, so I edited it back with the whole ending wink.gif
The reason was at first I wasnt happy with the ending, cause I was going to hit a harmonic on the E string, but I kinda had to rehit it, but now I dont really notice it, thinks is sounds cool.
You will see in the video that the ending will be very cool smile.gif

I could have made a cleaner take, I used 110 % distortion biggrin.gif Metal is metal.

I will send all the files on rapidshare to you cosmin
I also upload the final soundfile here if anyone wants to hear it

regards


Awesome Erik! Thank you biggrin.gif This one is taking shape and I'm curious about what I shall receive till tomorrow tongue.gif

QUOTE (Rammikin @ Mar 1 2012, 02:40 AM) *
Here's mine.


Thanks man! Very nice take! I like the way you are building it up!
ElHombre
Hey cosmin, need to know what to do, the deadline is soon, which ones of the takes are we going to have in the collab?
I made som adjustmenst in the one I sent you, adjusting gates and adding a sustainer. What do you think wink.gif
Cosmin Lupu
QUOTE (ElHombre @ Mar 1 2012, 10:16 AM) *
Hey cosmin, need to know what to do, the deadline is soon, which ones of the takes are we going to have in the collab?
I made som adjustmenst in the one I sent you, adjusting gates and adding a sustainer. What do you think wink.gif


Hey Erik,

just listened to the sample you sent and I think it's a lot cleaner, so we should go with this one wink.gif
ElHombre
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 1 2012, 11:31 AM) *
Hey Erik,

just listened to the sample you sent and I think it's a lot cleaner, so we should go with this one wink.gif


Okey sending it with backing and no backing wink.gif
ElHombre
Here they are
Cosmin Lupu
It would be great to have a new video, if possible just to avoid anything beer related wink.gif what do you think? I have nothing against pre-recorded material, so go ahead and shoot the vid with a glass of water and some chocolate, even though beer is both metal and grunge biggrin.gif

My connection is a nuisance sad.gif that's why I'm a little slow
ElHombre
Yeah I will have to go with a pre recorded once since I had some beer, vodka etc on my desktop while recording myself.
And GMC doesnt encourage alcohol, not me either really wink.gif
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