On Tuesday 11 December 2007 03:06:36 pm you wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> I've listened to the songs (only three of them left now?) and WOW, some
> great stuff!!
> Here comes another review (whether you like it or not ;)
> First the bad (which isn't bad at all):
> I'm really impressed by your guitar virtuosity, but I have to agree with
> Mathias, the rythm-sound sounds "lined"/harsh, as I understood, you did
> have some speaker simulator in the chain? I'm sorry to say it's not the
> most convincing simulation.
> I have a fairly long history with guitar amp-simulators (had a Zoom 9002
> some 15 years ago http://www.guitar.ru/articles/zoom/9002.jpg and have
> been trying different stuff since then), basically the only ones that
> I've been happy with are PODs, others may differ...
> I guess you could try hooking up your amp but most of the time that's
> just a big hassle and not necessarily good sounding :-/.
> I saw Mathias mentioned the drum sound, very good programming but the
> sound does suck bigtime. Exchanging for better sound would improve the
> sound no end. http://www.nskit.com is a fairly generic free kit with
> good samples. (seems they moved the free ones to the forum... )
> Have you tried Jamin? It's a mastering tool... the process of getting
> the levels "right", and "right" in my book is up. I think the the mix
> could be improved by pushing it some, probably add some more bass also.
> The good (which is very good):
> Gryphon - love this one, listened to it several times and I like it a
> lot. The keyboard stuff is just awesome, I wish I could play like that
> 8-), goes for the guitar stuff too.
> The monotonous riffing in it really itches my scratch, or whatever,
> trying to find some references but I'm a bit rusty, a bit Jeff Beck and
> Tony MacAlpine perhaps?!
> Sick in the Head - I've listened some to Green Day in my day but apart
> from them this isn't really my music. I'm not sure what it's about but
> it sounds angry :)
> The Struggle - more instrumental :) great stuff. Nothing specific,
> listened to it several times, still great.
> Stoned Again - gone now, I did download it before and got a few listens
> but my memory is shortlived, it was a cool song, that I do remember.
> Come Back Baby - also gone. Listened before, same comment as the former.
> The great (really really great):
> I want more!! :)
> I can't believe you havent published songs before online, I guess there
> are other ways but songs on the big internets is FUN fun FUN!
> There are lots of sites out there that let you put up songs for public
> consumption and review (often they only let you put up a limited amount
> of songs though), http://www.archive.org is an exception.
> If all else fails and you'd like to find some more permanent hosting
> http://spamatica.se is available :)
> I guess that's all for the moment,
> Keep it up!
Wow, thank you for the roses! I thought you disappeared.
=46irst I apologize, the amp simulator was on '2-stack', not '3-stack'.
Big difference between the two! I use a BOSS SE-70 Super Effects Processor.
(Side note: Anyone tried the Caps 'cabinet' and 'amp' LADSPA plugins?
I can't seem to get many of the Caps plugins to work - just noise.)
(Side note: I want to create a killer LADSPA plugin -=20
distortion/overdrive/metal. Studying various schematic drawings... )
Yeah, I know the drum sound sucks, but I thought I did a decent
job making the Creative 4MB SF kit come alive - (er, like a child's toy?)
Ah yes, the NS drum kit: That 200MB monster: I have tried it many times
and I hear nothing. What could I be doing wrong? Is there a specific
midi channel and patch I should select first?
Oh, I just checked and when I run the SF loader asfxload, it tells me
I only have 131MB of DRAM, so I can't even load the NS kit now.
I can't remember how to increase that limit. I will try Fluidsynth...
I will post some of the songs from my first demo CD. There are at least
three I think you will like, but warning: the sound quality is more 'dry'=
than the songs you heard. They were made with *gasp* Windows,
and I had no way of adding any live processing to the drums etc.=20
(and then later I learned about the 'kx project'. I wish I knew before!)
I have imported them to muse and I want to someday fix them up.
I have a 100MB 'briefcase' with my ISP, but your idea sounds good -
uploading them to a song site, or at least the links to them.
I really appreciate the advice I've heard here. Makes a difference and
opens my eyes - I mean ears.
Thanks and "Adj=F6=B4 s=E5 l=E4=B4nge!"