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post Apr 10 2014, 10:23 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 10 2014, 08:49 PM) *
Hi mate. What's the format of your reaper file? Did you export the mix in .wav or .mp3?


yes i have, ive tried both, im stumped!
it just tells me that it has failed to load
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post Apr 11 2014, 02:12 PM
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yes i have, ive tried both, im stumped!
it just tells me that it has failed to load



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post Apr 12 2014, 01:55 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 11 2014, 01:12 PM) *
mm ok, I'm writing a personal message now. Check it out.


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Hi mate, thanks for the video! I wonder if you are exporting the audio mix to then import the audio file in Movie Maker:




The following file types are supported in Windows Live Movie Maker:

Windows Media Audio (WMA) files .asf, .wm, and .wma
Pulse-code Modulation (PCM) audio files .aif, .aiff, and .wav
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So if you export audio in any of those files you should be able to import it in Reaper.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 12 2014, 02:55 PM) *
Hi mate, thanks for the video! I wonder if you are exporting the audio mix to then import the audio file in Movie Maker:




The following file types are supported in Windows Live Movie Maker:

Windows Media Audio (WMA) files .asf, .wm, and .wma
Pulse-code Modulation (PCM) audio files .aif, .aiff, and .wav
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio files .m4a
MP3 audio files .mp3


So if you export audio in any of those files you should be able to import it in Reaper.

Please let me know if it works.


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Hi mate! That's a very good question and I think that you will receive different answers depending if you are asking it to a classical guitar player or to a high gain electric guitarist. When you are playing with a lot of distortion you have to be sure that you are muting the strings that you are not playing to keep a clean sound. If you don't do it, you will have noises everywhere and even some strings will start resonating by vibration as soon as the same note is played on another string. Just do the experiment, set your amp with distortion and play the free number 9 on the 3rd string (E note) and then mute only that string... you will notice that an harmonic of the note will be heard. It's string number 6 resonating because of the vibration of the same frequency... it's an acoustic phenomenon.

I recorded this video some time ago for a student and I think that it will give you some good tips about this:




Regarding the recording issues, I will wait for news about it. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 13 2014, 04:33 PM) *
Hi mate! That's a very good question and I think that you will receive different answers depending if you are asking it to a classical guitar player or to a high gain electric guitarist. When you are playing with a lot of distortion you have to be sure that you are muting the strings that you are not playing to keep a clean sound. If you don't do it, you will have noises everywhere and even some strings will start resonating by vibration as soon as the same note is played on another string. Just do the experiment, set your amp with distortion and play the free number 9 on the 3rd string (E note) and then mute only that string... you will notice that an harmonic of the note will be heard. It's string number 6 resonating because of the vibration of the same frequency... it's an acoustic phenomenon.

I recorded this video some time ago for a student and I think that it will give you some good tips about this:




Regarding the recording issues, I will wait for news about it. smile.gif

thanks for the video!!

GOOD NEWS!! I FIGURED IT OUT! ill try and have some videos for you by tomorow or tuesday because i have alot of homework, but it works! i have to rerecord thats why it will take some days
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Apr 13 2014, 04:39 PM) *
thanks for the video!!

GOOD NEWS!! I FIGURED IT OUT! ill try and have some videos for you by tomorow or tuesday because i have alot of homework, but it works! i have to rerecord thats why it will take some days



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 13 2014, 08:27 PM) *
Excellent!! I will wait for your video! smile.gif


Gab whats up!?!?
i posted my video in REC! its so exciting!! the guitar tone sounds waaay better than when i was recording on garage band!

anyway here is the video again to put in the thread, this is about where i am rhythm wise
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Awesome!! You really improved your tone! I'm glad to know that the tips and links helped! I think that there is still room to improve your tone but this has been a great step.

I think that your guitar sounds like "far" when you play the rhythm sections. Maybe you are using too much reverb? Also, it's a bit noisy, I would try with a bit less distortion, and experimenting a bit with EQ. (Less treble? more mids?)

Your playing is very good on the take, I think that there are little sections (mostly the faster ones) where your timing could be tighter but it's not something very serious, just focus on it. I will go to grade your take at REC.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 16 2014, 12:54 PM) *
Awesome!! You really improved your tone! I'm glad to know that the tips and links helped! I think that there is still room to improve your tone but this has been a great step.

I think that your guitar sounds like "far" when you play the rhythm sections. Maybe you are using too much reverb? Also, it's a bit noisy, I would try with a bit less distortion, and experimenting a bit with EQ. (Less treble? more mids?)

Your playing is very good on the take, I think that there are little sections (mostly the faster ones) where your timing could be tighter but it's not something very serious, just focus on it. I will go to grade your take at REC.

Congrats!!


thank you Gab! i am terrible at tone so that will be a new goal i will set for myself! and i will take your advice on the settings, thanks again! i will try and get a lead one up for you today after class

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thank you Gab! i am terrible at tone so that will be a new goal i will set for myself! and i will take your advice on the settings, thanks again! i will try and get a lead one up for you today after class


also for jack white, any advice on the direction i should adjust my things? like i am really bad at finding tone
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Apr 16 2014, 10:03 AM) *
thank you Gab! i am terrible at tone so that will be a new goal i will set for myself! and i will take your advice on the settings, thanks again! i will try and get a lead one up for you today after class



also for jack white, any advice on the direction i should adjust my things? like i am really bad at finding tone



Hi mate. Well, Jack White tone is usually created with vintage combo amps. I would start experimenting with something close to Vox or Fender amps and then add an overdrive pedal like tube screamer (also emulated in the soft) to get a bit more gain. You can also experiment with a Fuzz pedal which is very used in that style of music.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 16 2014, 01:41 PM) *
Hi mate. Well, Jack White tone is usually created with vintage combo amps. I would start experimenting with something close to Vox or Fender amps and then add an overdrive pedal like tube screamer (also emulated in the soft) to get a bit more gain. You can also experiment with a Fuzz pedal which is very used in that style of music.

Feel free to share samples here.


Gab! just letting you know im still alive haha i know i said i was going to have a video up by now, but i have gotten absolutely swamped with assignments! i have still practiced just no time to do anything for a long period of time! going home for the holiday weekend so hopefully i can get one up for ya so we can decide what i need to work on for my daily routine. just though id give an update! thanks again for all the help youve given me so far!
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Apr 18 2014, 12:01 PM) *
Gab! just letting you know im still alive haha i know i said i was going to have a video up by now, but i have gotten absolutely swamped with assignments! i have still practiced just no time to do anything for a long period of time! going home for the holiday weekend so hopefully i can get one up for ya so we can decide what i need to work on for my daily routine. just though id give an update! thanks again for all the help youve given me so far!



hey mate! thanks for the update. Don't worry, I will wait for the videos to see how we should continue. Have a great weekend!


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 18 2014, 03:21 PM) *
hey mate! thanks for the update. Don't worry, I will wait for the videos to see how we should continue. Have a great weekend!


Gab! it is taking me forever to get the lead video nailed at 100% i was wondering if you could give me a beginner type exercise to work on untill i nail it? it always right at the end like im thinking to ahead that i finally nailed it and then i mess up!
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ May 2 2014, 10:20 AM) *
Gab! it is taking me forever to get the lead video nailed at 100% i was wondering if you could give me a beginner type exercise to work on untill i nail it? it always right at the end like im thinking to ahead that i finally nailed it and then i mess up!



what's the lead soloing lesson that is giving problems?


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what's the lead soloing lesson that is giving problems?



marcus siepen's pentatonic solo. its always either the legato part or the final part, always mess one up if i get te other correct
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marcus siepen's pentatonic solo. its always either the legato part or the final part, always mess one up if i get te other correct



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Hi mate, how are you? I was checking our mentoring thread and was wondering about you and your guitar practice. It's been a while since I have news from you and I'm curious to know what you are working on.

I think that it's time to start working seriously on your practice, to design some weekly lessons in order to adjust your guitar playing technique and start slowly your path to find your own voice in your playing. This is directly connected to improvisation and composition but requires of hard work and diary connection with your instrument.

So, what do you say? Are you in?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 16 2014, 01:33 PM) *
Hi mate, how are you? I was checking our mentoring thread and was wondering about you and your guitar practice. It's been a while since I have news from you and I'm curious to know what you are working on.

I think that it's time to start working seriously on your practice, to design some weekly lessons in order to adjust your guitar playing technique and start slowly your path to find your own voice in your playing. This is directly connected to improvisation and composition but requires of hard work and diary connection with your instrument.

So, what do you say? Are you in?



I am very in! i got caught up in work so my participation in the forums slowed way down but i have still been practicing!

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