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post Jun 27 2015, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (Ricky9 @ Jun 27 2015, 06:53 PM) *
Thanks for the comment Gabriel,All the sounds come with program. they are call soundpools and they include different genre of music with their respective instruments( or you can call them different grooves) that you can drag and drop on the program to make different songs. examples of several instruments include drums, bass, guitar, strings,wing instruments, etc. you can also purchase more soundpools and add them to your collection. its also comes with a lot of vst plugins you can use with your keyboard or midi keys. watch this video and see how easy is to make a song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nSCOX38R9Q

Also i forgot to mention, the soundpool genre i use for this is called "Movie Score", which comes with all those awesome sounds and more.


Ricky,

I just got the trial but I can't see how to get all key signatures. Is there a way in the full version?

I'm not a big fan of this kind of program but I could use it to add atmosphere to my pieces. smile.gif

Cheers

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post Jun 27 2015, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 27 2015, 03:57 PM) *
Ricky,

I just got the trial but I can't see how to get all key signatures. Is there a way in the full version?

I'm not a big fan of this kind of program but I could use it to add atmosphere to my pieces. smile.gif

Cheers


Here i have a couple of links that might help you with that.

how to change key sig:

http://www.magix.info/us/how-can-i-manuall...ge.1093061.html

tutorials:
http://www.magix.com/us/support/know-how/t...os/music-maker/

hope this helps if not you can check tutorial here on you tube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INh2u_Vf3oc

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post Jun 28 2015, 12:05 AM
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Gonna try and record this tomorrow:

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post Jun 28 2015, 01:18 AM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 26 2015, 05:31 PM) *
OK, just had a quick go at this one, I know where I want to go with it, I don't think I'll be able to come up with any solo work for it, it's a bit too heavy for my skill level at the moment. I tried to make it menacing and hectic for when the attack actually starts. If anyone can guide me a little with the rhythm part. I struggled to get the timing right, I tried to do it much slower but I am not Mr Iommi wink.gif I know the tone isn't too good on the rhythm but I can work on that.

Cheers folks.

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/creativity-5-white-walkers-attack-in-progress-100bpm


Hi Phil, these ideas sound very dark and I can feel some Iommi vibes on it... I think that this idea fits great with the picture, but it is also a promising idea to continue a full song....

What is exactly the problem that you have with rhythm? writing drums?



QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 27 2015, 08:05 PM) *
Gonna try and record this tomorrow:


Hi Cael! I don't have Guitar pro on this computer now so I won't be able to check this until tomorrow. Do you have an audio version? (at least played with VSTi)



QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 27 2015, 02:15 PM) *
Hey Gabriel. What is the picture from? smile.gif


I think that Game of thrones...

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post Jun 28 2015, 01:22 AM
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Here's a small sample. I'm gonna try and record some growling tomorrow and see if it sounds any good.

https://soundcloud.com/benjamin-storm-linnebjerg/quick-idea


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post Jun 28 2015, 01:49 AM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 27 2015, 09:22 PM) *
Here's a small sample. I'm gonna try and record some growling tomorrow and see if it sounds any good.

https://soundcloud.com/benjamin-storm-linnebjerg/quick-idea



Wou!! This sounds good man! It seems that you've been experimenting with the ideas from the video that we talked about at the chat-room, don't you? biggrin.gif

Your instrumental works are getting more and more interesting... but experimenting with growling is also a cool idea... looking forward it!


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 28 2015, 01:49 AM) *
Wou!! This sounds good man! It seems that you've been experimenting with the ideas from the video that we talked about at the chat-room, don't you? biggrin.gif

Your instrumental works are getting more and more interesting... but experimenting with growling is also a cool idea... looking forward it!


I have indeed tried getting some "chords from single notes" in there. smile.gif

And thanks, Gabriel, for the kind words smile.gif


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post Jun 28 2015, 09:48 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 28 2015, 01:18 AM) *
Hi Phil, these ideas sound very dark and I can feel some Iommi vibes on it... I think that this idea fits great with the picture, but it is also a promising idea to continue a full song....

What is exactly the problem that you have with rhythm? writing drums?


Thanks Gab,

I struggled to get the rhythm guitar part to fit the bars correctly, I nearly started again by playing the rhythm at a speed that came natural to me and then I was going to use a metronome to discover the BPM. I didn't do that though because I didn't think it would help with development.

I wanted to start with a slow rhyhm something like Iron Man to relate to the bass line but couldn't come up with anything, I need to think more.

I then wanted a hectic rhythm like the one I put in there, then I was going to go back to the Iron Man idea.

I want a better darker tone for the rhythm guitar, I going to try another guitar next time.

The bass line is supposed to represent the walk in a menacing way.

Maybe I'm biting off more than I can chew at my current level.

I haven't worked out how to create drums yet, it takes too much of my precious practise time huh.gif

Cheers


EDIT:

What do you think about this rhythm?

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/creativity-5-white-walkers-attack-in-progress-2-100bpm-bm

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post Jun 29 2015, 02:22 PM
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Not liking the full length of my idea anymore, and as it turns out, I'm not a growling kinda guy anyway, well, not naturally without any practice.

Maybe I'll try and see if I can take my idea in some other direction.


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 28 2015, 05:48 AM) *
Thanks Gab,

I struggled to get the rhythm guitar part to fit the bars correctly, I nearly started again by playing the rhythm at a speed that came natural to me and then I was going to use a metronome to discover the BPM. I didn't do that though because I didn't think it would help with development.

I wanted to start with a slow rhyhm something like Iron Man to relate to the bass line but couldn't come up with anything, I need to think more.

I then wanted a hectic rhythm like the one I put in there, then I was going to go back to the Iron Man idea.

I want a better darker tone for the rhythm guitar, I going to try another guitar next time.

The bass line is supposed to represent the walk in a menacing way.

Maybe I'm biting off more than I can chew at my current level.

I haven't worked out how to create drums yet, it takes too much of my precious practise time huh.gif

Cheers

EDIT:

What do you think about this rhythm?

https://soundcloud.com/gmcphil-1/creativity-5-white-walkers-attack-in-progress-2-100bpm-bm



Hi mate! I like this new version a lot! The rhythms are clearer now and the arrangements is close to what it's usually done with strings on soundtracks... I can see the picture on this one even on this demo version. Nice work!





QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jun 29 2015, 10:22 AM) *
Not liking the full length of my idea anymore, and as it turns out, I'm not a growling kinda guy anyway, well, not naturally without any practice.

Maybe I'll try and see if I can take my idea in some other direction.



I think that the idea is cool enough to be instrumental, but I feel that the following part (to the version that you shared) should be more melodic... maybe using a synth or your guitar. What do you think?



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post Jun 30 2015, 12:38 AM
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Just decided to try out putting in some glitches, not sure how you actually do it, but I just tried something:



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Can't edit my post, but I changed the sound a little again:

https://soundcloud.com/benjamin-storm-linnebjerg/quick-idea-glitched


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post Jul 2 2015, 03:03 PM
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I was commenting the video when I found your new audio. I like this idea a lot mate, it sounds very interesting and I think that you are starting to compose instrumental tunes that are entertained to hear... there is a lot of musical stuff happening there. The extra fx add to the overall, and the new mix sounds much better. What did you changed? The mastering?



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I added some more gain to the guitars, some more bass too I believe, and I added a mastering plugin thing as well as an "exciter", whatever that is to make the guitars more beefy. I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing. I'm mostly just playing around with settings and plugins.


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yeah, I see. So keep on experimenting because the overall mix improved a lot after the last tweaks... smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 3 2015, 06:25 PM) *
yeah, I see. So keep on experimenting because the overall mix improved a lot after the last tweaks... smile.gif


Yeah, I should really look up some tutorial on how to mix metal smile.gif I'm sure it would help a lot. Or do you have any tips that I can use? smile.gif


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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jul 4 2015, 08:46 AM) *
Yeah, I should really look up some tutorial on how to mix metal smile.gif I'm sure it would help a lot. Or do you have any tips that I can use? smile.gif


This might help brother.

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QUOTE (Ricky9 @ Jul 4 2015, 06:52 PM) *


Thanks, Ricky! smile.gif I will check it out a bit later.


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That's an interesting video Ricky. There are lots of possibilities and tricks about mixing and there is always something new to learn. It would be a good first step if you do some research and read about how EQs and Compressors work. Then, it's also very important to know the frequency range for each instrument and get a frequency analyzer to check your mixes.

This one is free: http://www.voxengo.com/product/span/

Another very important thing is where you hear your mixes, your audio monitors or headphones are very important to get good results. What do you use?



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 5 2015, 02:42 AM) *
That's an interesting video Ricky. There are lots of possibilities and tricks about mixing and there is always something new to learn. It would be a good first step if you do some research and read about how EQs and Compressors work. Then, it's also very important to know the frequency range for each instrument and get a frequency analyzer to check your mixes.

This one is free: http://www.voxengo.com/product/span/

Another very important thing is where you hear your mixes, your audio monitors or headphones are very important to get good results. What do you use?


I only ever really use my headphones. And then when I hear my music on other speakers it sounds awful! biggrin.gif


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