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Alex Feather
post Sep 17 2012, 04:33 PM
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Hi!! I am glad you have decided to join
I have a few questions before we will start:

- What recording software do you use? (if any)
- What type of DAW do you have? (if any)
- What are your favorite styles?
- What would you like to learn?* (Record your own music, make backing tracks, record guitar, mix, master, arrange?)
* We will cover all topics but I would like to see what your priorities are!


Theory questions (will help me to get a better idea where to start! )

- Harmonize G major scale
- Build A7 chord
- Write ii - V - I chord progression starting with Cmi7
- D mi7 - Bb - Gmi - F What key this chord progression in?

Looking forward to start working with you!


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post Sep 17 2012, 05:34 PM
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Hey Alex, great to be here smile.gif

Here are my answers;

Recording:
1- M-Audio Fast Track USB II & Guitar Rig 5 or Pod Farm Studio GX with Pod farm 2.5
2- I use REAPER
3- My favourite styles are Rock & Metal
4- I know all the basics for the subject you mentioned above but i'd like take a deeper look to creating backing tracks(especially drum software using) and mastering.

Theory:
1- Gmaj Amin Bmin Cmaj Dmaj Emin F# m7b5
2- A7 --> A C# E G
3- Cmi7 - F7 - Bb maj7
4- F Major or Bb Major


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post Sep 19 2012, 08:53 PM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Sep 17 2012, 04:34 PM) *
Hey Alex, great to be here smile.gif

Here are my answers;

Recording:
1- M-Audio Fast Track USB II & Guitar Rig 5 or Pod Farm Studio GX with Pod farm 2.5
2- I use REAPER
3- My favourite styles are Rock & Metal
4- I know all the basics for the subject you mentioned above but i'd like take a deeper look to creating backing tracks(especially drum software using) and mastering.

Theory:
1- Gmaj Amin Bmin Cmaj Dmaj Emin F# m7b5
2- A7 --> A C# E G
3- Cmi7 - F7 - Bb maj7
4- F Major or Bb Major


Perfect! One more thing I would like to know what kind of computer do you have?
Is it mac or pc? Also if you are looking to create a high quality tracks you need to switch to a more professional program
I would suggest Logic cause it is easier to work with midi and you will have unlimited amount of tracks
You DAW is perfect for it!
Let me know if you are interested in switching if not you can stay with reaper and I will help you to set it up as well! smile.gif


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post Sep 19 2012, 09:43 PM
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Hey Alex,

It's PC. Guess Logic's latest versions are for only MAC smile.gif So i think i am gonna continue with Reaper for now smile.gif I want to buy Pro Tools but at the moment i can't afford it so i am saving money smile.gif


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post Sep 21 2012, 07:57 AM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Sep 19 2012, 08:43 PM) *
Hey Alex,

It's PC. Guess Logic's latest versions are for only MAC smile.gif So i think i am gonna continue with Reaper for now smile.gif I want to buy Pro Tools but at the moment i can't afford it so i am saving money smile.gif

Sounds great! smile.gif
So it is all starts with drums! What type of plugins Reaper runs? AU or VST? I can suggest some really nice drums software for both! Let me know and I will send you link for drum software!


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post Sep 24 2012, 10:46 AM
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Hey Alex, its VST. But i got 2 awesome drum software already biggrin.gif EZDrummer and Addictive Drums smile.gif


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post Sep 25 2012, 01:06 AM
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Hey Alex,

Just for the heads up i got Pro Tools HD 10 software now, so i will be using it from now on smile.gif


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post Sep 25 2012, 01:39 AM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Sep 24 2012, 09:46 AM) *
Hey Alex, its VST. But i got 2 awesome drum software already biggrin.gif EZDrummer and Addictive Drums smile.gif

Wow you got some very nice software! I like pro tools a lot!
Composition is a very fun part and I am very excited to work on it!
Each song has a structure that you need to decide on before you will do anything
Here is abbreviation that is used for it to make it easier to understand
Verse = A
Chorus = B
Bridge = C
Solo = Solo and a part you would like it to be played over
for example if you would like to have a solo over the verse do that - Solo A
I would like you to create a structure first and
also let's decide on the tempo is it gonna be a ballad or upbeat song?
Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!


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post Sep 25 2012, 02:17 PM
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Okey here it is:

-A1(another variation of verse riff to be played between verse's)


Ballad:
A-A1-A-C-B-A-C-B-SOLO A-B



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post Sep 27 2012, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Sep 25 2012, 01:17 PM) *
Okey here it is:

-A1(another variation of verse riff to be played between verse's)


Ballad:
A-A1-A-C-B-A-C-B-SOLO A-B


Looks good! smile.gif
Let's start with drums! I would like you to get a drum track going
I think 100BPM should be good! What do you think?


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post Sep 27 2012, 06:45 PM
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Hey Alex,

Sound great! Here is my first try. Hope you like it smile.gif

Here are the parts explained:

00:00-00:09 - drums & bass only intro
00:10-00:19 - guitars join
00:20-00:38 - verse 1
00:39-00:57 - riff between verses,
00:58-01:16 - verse 2
01:17-01:36 - bridge
01:37-01:55 - chorus
01:56-02:14 - verse 3
02:15-02:33 - bridge
02:34-02:52 - chorus
02:53-03:12 - solo
03:12 - outro
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Attached File  Drums1.mp3 ( 8.24MB ) Number of downloads: 48
 


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post Sep 30 2012, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Sep 27 2012, 05:45 PM) *
Hey Alex,

Sound great! Here is my first try. Hope you like it smile.gif

Here are the parts explained:

00:00-00:09 - drums & bass only intro
00:10-00:19 - guitars join
00:20-00:38 - verse 1
00:39-00:57 - riff between verses,
00:58-01:16 - verse 2
01:17-01:36 - bridge
01:37-01:55 - chorus
01:56-02:14 - verse 3
02:15-02:33 - bridge
02:34-02:52 - chorus
02:53-03:12 - solo
03:12 - outro


Awesome! Very nice drum track! Nice fills and great sound!
Now let's figure out the chord progression!
What key you want it to be in?
And let's get the chords going!


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post Oct 1 2012, 12:58 AM
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Thanks Alex! I'm glad you liked it smile.gif I'm thinking the key of A minor. I haven't thought about the chord progression since i am just playing what i like, not really into theory part while writing biggrin.gif Do you have some suggestions?


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post Oct 3 2012, 03:51 PM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Sep 30 2012, 11:58 PM) *
Thanks Alex! I'm glad you liked it smile.gif I'm thinking the key of A minor. I haven't thought about the chord progression since i am just playing what i like, not really into theory part while writing biggrin.gif Do you have some suggestions?

Cool! So A minor it is! smile.gif
Let's harmonize A dorian scale first:
Ami - Bmi - C - D - Emi - F#dim - G
So you can use any of those chords for your song and they will work in any combination! smile.gif
Try some out and let me know which ones you like!


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post Oct 24 2012, 01:17 AM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Sep 30 2012, 11:58 PM) *
Thanks Alex! I'm glad you liked it smile.gif I'm thinking the key of A minor. I haven't thought about the chord progression since i am just playing what i like, not really into theory part while writing biggrin.gif Do you have some suggestions?

Hi I just wanted to follow up and see how are you doing?


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post Oct 27 2012, 09:47 PM
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Hey Alex, sorry been busy a lot lately i am currently working on this will post some stuff soon


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post Oct 27 2012, 11:10 PM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Oct 27 2012, 08:47 PM) *
Hey Alex, sorry been busy a lot lately i am currently working on this will post some stuff soon

Sounds good! I am looking forward to hear what you will come up with! smile.gif


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Hey I just wanted to check and see how is the track coming along? Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!


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