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Chris Evans
post Mar 10 2008, 02:44 PM
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Well, lttle ambitious for me to sing this, I had to drop the tuning in the end, found A great program that I bought called "Riffmaster Pro" that allow you to change the pitch etc without changing the actual sound of the mp3, there is a drop off in quality but it was the only way I was ever going to hit the high`s! laugh.gif

Got a kind of "live" feel to I think, anyways still hate my voice, but I think its listenable too?

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Smells - Rhythm hard left and solo one & vocals
Stevie - Rhythm hard right and solo two

Attached File  Trooper_finished1.mp3 ( 3.92MB ) Number of downloads: 649


Congrates to Stevie, who in my opinion picked the harder of the two solo`s but did a great job on it! well done mate! biggrin.gif

Edit:forgot Stevie done the bass also smile.gif

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post Mar 10 2008, 02:49 PM
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Sounds awsome guys, and the vocal rocks Smells, its probably not one of the easiest songs to sing u did awsome tho... Really nice solo's as well biggrin.gif


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post Mar 10 2008, 03:01 PM
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alright, now i really have to learn this song! tongue.gif very nice job guys, everything sounds spot on.


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post Mar 10 2008, 03:08 PM
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great work men !!!! You remind me my early years playing guitar, IRON MAIDEN was my inspiration and the reason to start playing guitar, so I can say you recorded a great cover !!! Well done friends wink.gif


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post Mar 10 2008, 03:11 PM
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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Mar 10 2008, 02:08 PM) *
great work men !!!! You remind me my early years playing guitar, IRON MAIDEN was my inspiration and the reason to start playing guitar, so I can say you recorded a great cover !!! Well done friends wink.gif


Cheers Juan smile.gif Maiden has great songs to cover, shame the vocals are so darn high laugh.gif

Thanks guys, didnt turn out too bad in the end biggrin.gif


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post Mar 10 2008, 03:47 PM
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Now I remember my early guitar days,Maiden used to be one of my fav bands then,
many thanks for bringing it back Chris and crew,well done!! smile.gif


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post Mar 10 2008, 04:03 PM
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Hey that doesnt sound too bad smile.gif Thanks for the compliment on the solo smile.gif


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post Mar 10 2008, 04:07 PM
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Hey Chris, that's awesome mate! Your vocals really stand up well!

A couple of recording tips if I may for the vocals specifically:

1. Sounds like you didn't use a pop shield? FOr 10 quid they can make a lot of difference - if you did use one then I guess it would have been worse without! If you don;t have a pop shield handy you can improve things a little with a de-esser plugin

2. The live feel is mainly because you are getting a lot of "room" sound in your vocal. Recording studios go to great lengths to lose this or to turn it into something pleasing - the average bedrrom recording however suffers from boxiness due to the acoustics of the room.There are a couple of ways to improve on this. The first is acoustic treatments - bass traps, absorption pads etc. You can do a lot like this but it usually runs fowl of the WAF (Wife Appreciation Factor). A second way is to use something like a "Reflexion Filter" - this is a shield that perches on your mic stand and does a fairly good jjob of shielding reflections and takes a lot of the liveness out of the room. When you have a deader sound the ideas is then to add ambience using a reverb plugin that you control, then you are no longer at the mercy of your room sound!


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post Mar 10 2008, 04:11 PM
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Really awesome cover. Both of your solo tones are so good. I can't get a tone like that without my rythem tone sounding bad.


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Just awesome smile.gif

Congrats guys you are great, looking forward to mare maiden covers. So good!


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haha awsome cover guys! solos sounded great and so did the rythem playing through out

Great job on the voice too i enjoyed it smile.gif


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post Mar 10 2008, 05:27 PM
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Thanks guys smile.gif

Andrew, thanks for the tips smile.gif vocals are a definate weakness in all my recordings, a lot of it down to time & equipment, falling foul of the wife laugh.gif love it, but oh so true laugh.gif I think I`m definatly going to invest in a decent mic for starters. Having said that, these vocals are probs one of my better attempts, (recording wise) and I do use a pop filter, but I was really struggling to sing this so had to kind of get into character to do it, ended up prancing around the bedroom, so the pops where unavoidable, I was tempted to vid it for the comedy factor, kinda wish I had know, maybe I`ll do a mime version? laugh.gif

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post Mar 10 2008, 05:28 PM
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This is rocking! well done both of you biggrin.gif
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This sounds good. We cover The Trooper a lot. Half the time we do a serious cover and half the time we do it in swing time biggrin.gif

The first solo is the harder one of the two. The 2nd one is just a lot of trills and trem arm work. 1st is fairly speedy especially live. smile.gif Both solos sound great though smile.gif


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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Mar 12 2008, 10:32 AM) *
This sounds good. We cover The Trooper a lot. Half the time we do a serious cover and half the time we do it in swing time biggrin.gif

The first solo is the harder one of the two. The 2nd one is just a lot of trills and trem arm work. 1st is fairly speedy especially live. smile.gif Both solos sound great though smile.gif


Yea we play the trooper a lot also, I`ve always thought the 2nd solo was harder for timing, I had to change the pitch to sing it, the other guitarist in the band sings this in normal key tho blink.gif now I have no idea how he does it! laugh.gif


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QUOTE (Smells @ Mar 12 2008, 10:36 AM) *
Yea we play the trooper a lot also, I`ve always thought the 2nd solo was harder for timing, I had to change the pitch to sing it, the other guitarist in the band sings this in normal key tho blink.gif now I have no idea how he does it! laugh.gif

I can sing this song amazingly. I can ONLY sing high sad.gif I can do Judas Priest and Iron Maiden really well and so can our singer but it is far from easy. I really like this anyway so keep up the good work. I always find the 2nd solo easiest to play. I can barely play the 1st solo as I'm a bit rubbish sad.gif But the 2nd solo I can play well biggrin.gif

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