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by smili
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Another hopelessly genre-confused ditty
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Another hopelessly genre-confused ditty

this is really nice. the orchestration and arrangement are well developed. Enjoyed.
by smili
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: New track ... need comments.. suggestions...
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: New track ... need comments.. suggestions...

It's a really nice vibe, no doubt. I like the wood block type percussion you have going on.
by smili
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Rock Instrmental - Ay Oh - guitar symphony
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: Rock Instrmental - Ay Oh - guitar symphony

thanks for the comments. they are appreciated. I partially posted because it is different from how Live is often used - but it's an excellent tool for building layers for songwriting. I've posted in several places. going to clean up the mp3 conversion, make sure the intensity builds more before it g...
by smili
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Recording guitar and sympathetic string ringing.
Replies: 22
Views: 1469

Re: Recording guitar and sympathetic string ringing.

One time many years ago I threaded a piece of yarn through or under the strings - cant remember if it was at the bridge or way up at the first fret - but I think up at the first fret makes sense as it'd seem to inhibit the resonant ringing you're talking about. Didn't use if for long, but it'll stil...
by smili
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Rock Instrmental - Ay Oh - guitar symphony
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Rock Instrmental - Ay Oh - guitar symphony

All, I recorded these guitar and bass loops on Ableton over the weekend to a hook that had been in my head for a couple weeks. Moved the loops to Acid for mixing.

Anyhow, I like how this turned out.
Click HERE to play
Click HERE to download
by smili
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: when do you use a flanger?
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: when do you use a flanger?

When you asked the question the guitar in Van Halen's "Unchained" comes to mind. I'm a guitarist and in practice I find the flanger a bit gimmicky, but it works for certain effects. Here's a link where you can hear the effect I'm thinking of on guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_jEvp2mdFU
by smili
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Guitar Players - Do you use an Active DI Box?
Replies: 24
Views: 2363

Re: Guitar Players - Do you use an Active DI Box?

FWIW I think a guitar sounds best mic'd, and only record the mic'd sound. that doesn't leave room for plugs and signal manipulation after the fact (except for verb/delay/chorus), but it just sounds more real - and I like real sounding guitars.
by smili
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: upgrade question from Lite to LE
Replies: 0
Views: 206

upgrade question from Lite to LE

All, I'm not clear on how to do the install on the new box version of LE. I have Live Lite 7.0.9. I just bought a box version of LE 7.0.4 - presumably older version. Has anybody done the upgrade from Lite to LE? Do I install 7.0.4 LE seperately, or just go to the Help-Authorizations and enter the ne...
by smili
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Satriani vs. Coldplay
Replies: 32
Views: 3289

One thing I found more interesting about all this, is how alot of the people here seem to have no real sympathy for Satriani. Could it be because of the sample-based music alot of us associate with? May influence the feeling that reuse is not theft more than say, a less electronic inspired musician...
by smili
Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Satriani vs. Coldplay
Replies: 32
Views: 3289

Seriously though - they sound similar for the first 3-5 notes, and then they diverge. agree. it's just those 5 notes or so are the entire heart of the Satch song - the unique element - the seed of inspiration that makes the melody memorable. sounds like it's almost impossible to prove any of this i...
by smili
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Satriani vs. Coldplay
Replies: 32
Views: 3289

When I first heard it I thought no doubt the cold play tune's melody is very very similar to Satch's tune. I think the MSNBC article linked stresses how difficult it is to make a legal argument out of it though. apparently just a couple little changes in a note here and there are enough to stave off...
by smili
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: i need an adventure type vacation for me and the wife...
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Yellowstone is the favorite place I've been. Grand Tetons are nearby if you're looking for a small mountain, but it'll pale in comparison to the views you see at yellowstone. Yellowstone literally just makes my jaw drop. From Chicago you can mix in a train trip to get you out there close - rent a sl...
by smili
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Deep_Listening_Why_Audio_Quality_Matters
Replies: 29
Views: 2817

After listening to most of the provided audio examples, i have to come to the conclusion, that "good sound" means having a good vocal recording of some emotional song, played back while sitting on a chair in the middle of a room with nothing then a PA worth the earnings of a year. Or ten. Very odd....
by smili
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: recording multiple takes on live???
Replies: 2
Views: 348

badplayer, I'm kindof trying to figure out how to do similar stuff. NOt sure if these help, but here's a couple videos I've saved that have some cool stuff that is along the lines of what would make working with guitar loops easier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgld9VopVfs http://www.youtube.com/w...
by smili
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: One quick Question about pop screens for recording vocals
Replies: 8
Views: 745

one other useful aspect I've noticed. The pop screen helps keep the vocal a constant distance from the mic for a more uniform track volume. If you still have trouble with splosives you can position or angle the mic a bit so the singer isn't blowing straight into it, but where the force of the air ca...