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hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Here is a little topic were everyone can post records, compositions or anythings, before finish it and post it on youtube.

It would be a good thing to have some pieces of advice etc.
Or to make collabs like "Hey i'm wrking on this song" "Oh maybe we can do something together" "Hell yhea!"

know what i mean...

So i hope that would be usefull for you and me ^^'

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auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

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Auriplane!!

Re: [email protected]

auriplane

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auriplane said

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Whew, all in a day's work.

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Auriplane!!

^^ So i start with The Last

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

^^
So i start with The Last Battle from FF3.
I think it's a good start, if someone have ideas to improve it, i'll listen to you :)

Last Battle

I used Jacob's tab :)

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Um, the entire part where the

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Um, the entire part where the bass is way high up, can you move that back down? Your song has no low end in the middle.

BTW your lead-in clicks are 3x too fast :-) If you want them at that speed, you could do twelve, and accent the 1, 4, 7, 10. That's what I'd do (subdivide!)

For more information on Subdivisions, see this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9Ycq64Gy4

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Auriplane!!

i'm not sure to understand,

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

i'm not sure to understand, you mean to 1oct down the bass ?

(anyway it's time to sleep for me^^, see you tomorow, have a good night)

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Good job hashel! Though, may

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Good job hashel! Though, may I add, in the begining, your guitar is a little too quiet, especially when you play those low notes :)

Anyways, this is a good idea for a forum and I have been working on a cover so here it is!

Ken's Theme from Street Fighter 2:

/files/user/Link%20Strife07/Ken%27s%20Theme.mp3

So tell me what you think :)

By the way, I don't really like my tone for lead on this one :(

Oh ya, and the 8 beats at the begining will be taken out, they are just to help me get the beat first.

Re: i'm not sure to understand,

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

hashel said

i'm not sure to understand, you mean to 1oct down the bass ?

Yes.

EDIT: I mean, the part where it's high up. Not the whole thing. Up to you, anyway :-)

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Auriplane!!

Link => i don't really like

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Link => i don't really like your tone either. What's your pedal effect or distortion ?
i wonder if the original is not faster ? what's your tab ?
Try to bind your notes and use some tricks like bends or slides etc :)

Auri => and about the playing itself, does it sounds good to you ?

EDIT : Does it sounds better ? not too much delay ?
Last Battle 2

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Link, you're playing is doing

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

Link, you're playing is doing good and I really wouldn't sweat it about the recording. Once you get better equipment, the quality can improve dramatically.

In the meantime, just try playing it in a cleaner tone :D, like this guy who jazzified Ken's theme.

I had this idea and I was going to do it until I searched it and it was already done, he did amazing though, gotta love that build up to 1:38 to the main riff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DILcCuJ6ms4

Thanks jit! Good idea about

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Thanks jit! Good idea about jazzing it up and all :) I think I will redo the lead with a cleaner sound and less distortion. And hashel, I used auri's tab http://www.gametabs.net/street-fighter-2/kens-stage-0

Jit is right, try to play it

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Jit is right, try to play it clean, make a recording and make us listen :)

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Ok! Here it is with a new

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Ok! Here it is with a new clean lead :) Tell me what ya think!

/files/user/Link%20Strife07/Ken%27s%20Theme_0.mp3

still sounds strange xD but

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

still sounds strange xD but it's better.
how do you record? like Auri and jit told you it's surely an equipement "problem"...
anyway still working on it, your synchronisation and use some tricks like slids etc to more personificate the song :)
Maybe add some reverb or delay with Audacity, or the program you use.

For my recording, could you tell me if there's no too much delay and if you can hear the clena guitar better on the low notes+ plz:)

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Thanks hashel! :) Your

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Thanks hashel! :) Your recording sounds much better too. The delay sounds very cool and I can hear the low notes better now. You may just want to try to get that "clicking" noise out of there like at parts 0:40 - 1:40 because it doesn't sound very good with the delay. Either way the recording sounds great! :)

Oh and I use audacity :)

Ok, I added a little delay to the lead. Tell me if you like it.

/files/user/Link%20Strife07/Ken%27s%20Theme%202.mp3

Yheaaa i like it !!! Try to

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Yheaaa i like it !!!
Try to improve the song again, you're ont he way ^^

Clicking? mean the pick sound on the strings ? don't know how to do to remove it :s

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Re: Yheaaa i like it !!!Try to

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Thanks man! I added a little delay to the rythm guitar this time. Tell me what you think :) I haven't removed all of the noise yet though.
And ya, I mean the pick hitting the strings. I don't think there is a way to remove it :( Oh well, it still sounds good!

/files/user/Link%20Strife07/Ken%27s%20%20Theme%203.mp3

Ummm i think Rhythm sounds

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Ummm i think Rhythm sounds better without delay, could you use a more "brighter" tone of distortion ?

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Alright, I actually had to

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Alright, I actually had to search for this forum, but I whipped up another quick cover. I thought I'd make one before I left for Spring Break, ya! :)

Institute Menu: Perfect Dark

/files/user/Link%20Strife07/Institute%20Menu_0.mp3

As always, tell me what you think :)

I think everything's okay

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

I think everything's okay exept the main lead.
I don't like the tone and some "fast" notes are not that fluid

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The rhythm is too bassy and

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

The rhythm is too bassy and muddy. Try using a brighter tone and get rid of some of that bass

I thought this was what the

BluePhoenix

give me a dollar

Location: Earth, Universe A

Joined: Jan 21 2008

I thought this was what the work in progress forum was for, but no one seems to use it.

Alright, even though nobody

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Alright, even though nobody has used this in like centuries XD I'm gonna

It's supposed to be mellow :)
Corneria: Starfox
/files/user/Link%20Strife07/Corneria.mp3

Sorry about the weird noise at the end :) Tell me what you think!

i don't know the original but

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

i don't know the original but i like it :)
but, the rhythm part, the 4 fast notes (the 1-2-3-4) know what i mean ? that would be better with pull-off between the 1 and the 2 :p
At more or less 3/4 of the song you play the rhythm part alone and it sounds a bit out of the beat to me, need an other opinion :)
Anyway good job !!!

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Thanks hashel! Ya, it sounds

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Thanks hashel! Ya, it sounds out of beat because there is a little bit of delay on it. And when you say the 1-2-3-4 part do you mean the lead part or bass/rhythm guitar?

Re: i don't know the original but

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

hashel said

the rhythm part, the 4 fast notes (the 1-2-3-4) know what i mean ? that would be better with pull-off between the 1 and the 2 :p

=D

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Sorry but this part?

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Sorry but this part? /files/user/Link%20Strife07/Corneria2.mp3

Or this part? /files/user/Link%20Strife07/Corneria3.mp3

Anyways, about that collab we're doing, im thinking ff6. You? What song you wanna do from that game? :)

Actually, I see that you've

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Actually, I see that you've got a lot of ff6 recodings :) Maybe ff7 to keep on with my extravaganza?

Hey hash, hows about Costa del Sol? I can play bass and program some drums in :)

holy crap, u reminded me of

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

holy crap, u reminded me of my unfinished version of the song which i kinda forgot about.

luckily i remembered how to play it

here's my version with me playing the backup guitar(not completely mixed so it might sound bad)

Corneria

And here's how I would play those 2 parts, I palm mute some of the notes... I literally just recorded it a minute ago off the top of my head so it might not be completely correct

jit's lead part

Nice jit! Hey, I'm thinkin'

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Nice jit! Hey, I'm thinkin' we should turn this into a collab, you? I already have the drums and the bass oh and the very beggining part/solo.

lol i gave up on that song, u

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

lol i gave up on that song, u can do it more justice than i can, if u have another song in mind ill help u and hashel out if u need me

Alright, I'll see what hash

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Alright, I'll see what hash wants to do :)

something from ff4 to ff11 =p

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

something from ff4 to ff11 =p

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and i ment the part at the

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

and i ment the part at the beguining, it's the lead guitar but it goes during all the song ^^
Or we can do Underwtarer from FF1 (or any other songs from 4 to 13)

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tripple post, hell yhea

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

tripple post, hell yhea >.<
Here is my new recording, as i set everything with headphone i'd like to know if the Bass level is good ? if i don't use too much delay ? if the "arpegios" level is not to high opposed to the melody ? and if the distortion tone is okay ?

Thanks =D

Elia, The Maiden Of Water

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Gonna change the fonts and

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Joined: Mar 22 2007

Gonna change the fonts and the palette to the NES palette. This is low res, the real one is too big to post. I'm transcribing/arranging the entire soundtrack to Super Mario Land and putting it in book form. This is a cover I was fooling around with last night.

The main brunt of transcribing is done. I'm probably going to redo each piece in Finale where I have more control over how it actually looks on the page, versus battling with GP to get it looking somewhat like I want it. I'm considering having them in standard notation instead of standard with tabs below. I will still include the tabs with rhythm notation, just not on the same page as standard. This would allow pieces that take multiple pages to fit on one page, rather than being spread to 2+ simply because the tabs take up room. I've seen it done in other books and it seems to work well. Those who can't read standard notation can look to the second half of the collection for the same songs in tab/rhythm form. Any suggestions for things to add, change, etc?

maybe change some colors in

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

maybe change some colors in your cover ^^ (the kind of brown-green... i don't really like it) for the rest, i can't really help you =/

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Re: maybe change some colors in

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Joined: Mar 22 2007

hashel said

maybe change some colors in your cover ^^ (the kind of brown-green... i don't really like it) for the rest, i can't really help you =/

Well, the color might change A LITTLE, but I'm using the real mario colors so it's not going to change much. I have an NES palette to work off but the colors are pretty close to this anyway. Regardless, thanks for the suggestion. I might just do some 8-bit font because I guess it doesn't make much sense that I have an 8-bit mario with dot matrix letters and then another random 1920's font. Heh.

Re: and i ment the part at the

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hashel said

and i ment the part at the beguining, it's the lead guitar but it goes during all the song ^^
Or we can do Underwtarer from FF1 (or any other songs from 4 to 13)

This? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_RG5oi7NeE

Sorry I've only played 7,8,9 :)

EDIT: OK man, I'm lovin the song! I think I can get the bass down in about a day but right now I've gots me some problems with audacity :( Might have to uninstall then reintall

So changed some things thanks

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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So changed some things thanks to some great suggestions such as using the super mario land sprite rather than the original mario bros. one among others. Here's where I'm at now:

and the back cover

with all the retro looks with

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

with all the retro looks with the off green shades of color, your logo looks really out of place. can u make a retro version of the logo?

uugggghh you guys are killing

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Joined: Mar 22 2007

uugggghh you guys are killing meeeeee

Kabuki : i love your cover

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Kabuki : i love your cover front, and back :p

Link : yep this one :D
Bass line By Auriplane => http://www.gametabs.net/final-fantasy/oceanfloor-shrine (NES version)
I can use tuxguitar to make a quick tab or with the piano partion that i have (longer, but maube better) =)

Hey no one tell me if my Elia, The Maiden Of Water cover is youtubable ? ^^'

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Here's the back 8bit. I'm

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Joined: Mar 22 2007

Here's the back 8bit. I'm partial to the original though...

for me, the original is

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

for me, the original is better, even if it's a bit off from the 8 bit spirit, a logo is a logo

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yea i like the original

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

yea i like the original better but again, it still feels outta place... but who am i to tell you whats good or not?

but if u wanted my honest opinion i would remove the logo completely and put it in the backside of the cover or have it superimposed as the first page or something like that.

i do love the front page though, its good.

Re: yea i like the original

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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Yeah that's doable, it's just that the inside is going to be all black and white, so I'd lose the color, but it would still be fine I suppose.

hey man, if you like it as

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

hey man, if you like it as the back cover, keep it there. don't do it just cause i said it lol

Nah I like it, it makes the

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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Nah I like it, it makes the back match the front and it's cleaner that way

Re: and i ment the part at the

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Link Strife07 said

hashel said

and i ment the part at the beguining, it's the lead guitar but it goes during all the song ^^
Or we can do Underwtarer from FF1 (or any other songs from 4 to 13)

This? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_RG5oi7NeE

Sorry I've only played 7,8,9 :)

EDIT: OK man, I'm lovin the song! I think I can get the bass down in about a day but right now I've gots me some problems with audacity :( Might have to uninstall then reintall

Hash?

Alright, I'm trying to upload

Joined: Dec 31 1969

Alright, I'm trying to upload an mp3 of a song I recorded but it says it's 19.97 MB of 20 MB. What??