Recording: Final Fantasy VII - Birth of a god

Submitted Sun, 05/02/2010 - 10:30
by Brainsick Fungus

Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (5 votes)

This could still use some work in certain places but I feel it was still a successful experiment overall. Please let me know what you think.

Bizarro Sephiroth sure is beefy...

6 comments on Birth of a god

great job man, did you make

great job man, did you make the backing yourself ?

i liked it all after 30

i liked it all after 30 seconds, the guitar complimenting the synths before 30 seconds didn't sound right to me, but i did enjoy it

I did not make the

I did not make the background, its a midi file enhanced with the Yamaha S-YXG50. I can't tell you if this one was, but some midi files are made to be played by it, (the ones with xg next to the song title on for example). More often than not most regular midi files sound better with the yamaha in my opinion.
heres a video example of midi file written for the yamaha

I agree with the first 30 seconds. The beginning also needs some more improvisation and flavor, something I'd like to add to the tab in the future sometime...

Good job, I think the one


Good job, I think the one thing that would help the most is if your rhythm were a little tighter :-) It's dead on in places, but in some (the beginning) it's a bit off.

The reason the notes in the beginning don't sound quite right is because you're harmonizing there (a perfect fifth underneath). It sounds fine but it does clash a little bit with the pedal bass when you play the B's (first and third notes). Still sounds pretty decent, just not what I was expecting.

I suck at guitar, so take this with a grain of salt, but I thought your main guitar tone seemed pretty decent, while the alternate tone (at 1:34) seemed a little dark to me. At 1:57 it sounds good again. Did you use the neck pickup for the section at 1:34? Just guessing.

Rhythm has always been a

Rhythm has always been a problem for me. Five years ago (way before I even started playing the guitar) in a music class I took in college one of the assignments was to as a group compose a song and play it. Having no playing experience the group of course puts me on drums. We had an actual drummer in my group and I perplexed him because he said i had great rhythm some of the time and other times it was bad. I think he would have been happier if i was just consistently good or bad. As a drummer (and a good one, i heard him play a number of times) I'm sure my inconsistent rhythm drove him bonkers.
I don't really notice what your talking about too much, but I mentally play the portion at 1:34 with a different attitude because i want it to sound ominous or something. Its slower than the rest of the song, so i try to but more hard emotion into it...(although what i'm really doing is making it sound worse? lol) right at 1:57 I switch to the b string which is why it suddenly sounds different. I don't change pickups at that point.

Anyway thank you hashel jit and auri I'm glad you all enjoyed it.

Ah, it was just a guess--my

Ah, it was just a guess--my ear isn't good enough to tell the difference for sure. Interesting that your B string sounds that different. On my guitar, the top two strings sound pretty similar, but the third is noticeably different.

Now, my rhythm still needs work, but I'm getting a little better at it. So, I won't try to give advice of my own, but here is a tip I got from Carol Kaye's site: set a metronome at half BPM, so if you're playing at 120 BPM, set it to 60. Then, play as though the metronome is clicking on beats 2 and 4, like a snare drum in a rock band. It's your job to fill in all four beats, 1 2 3 4. This exercise is supposed to help you keep an internal rhythm better than just playing with a metronome.

And yeah I enjoyed it, good job :-)