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By Anon_Buster on April 23, 2020 1:56 am

My first rock song. Making a guitar riff and nailing it for multiple recordings has been time consuming, and my riffs haven't been too interesting. This is a basic song that blends rock with my interest for chip tune music. The kick and snare are a mix of chip, acoustic, and synthesized drum sounds, while the main focus is, finally, on the instrument I have played for..................15 years.

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April 27, 2020 12:54 am

I feel like I'm getting repetitive, but I really do enjoy the way you bring variation to the middle sections of your tracks. It's the kind of shift I'd really like to bring to my own music.

Also, the guitar in this track is killer.

April 27, 2020 3:04 am
hent03 wrote:

I feel like I'm getting repetitive, but I really do enjoy the way you bring variation to the middle sections of your tracks. It's the kind of shift I'd really like to bring to my own music.

Also, the guitar in this track is killer.

Thank you for the feedback. I have been learning how to reign in some of my ideas, as I used to have 4-6 different sections of a song and I couldn't put them together or make them flow well. From listening to tracks, I usually see a pattern of Verse, Refrain, Verse (slight variation), Refrain (slight variation), Chorus, Verse, Refrain. I am trying to find my way to put the parts together, without going crazy. Some of my favorite songs sound like each section is different, but the artists are just changing parts to increase the intensity or mood of the section as it comes back again. We walk similar paths each day of our lives as we move from our beds to the bathroom, to work then back home. But not every trip is the same. I want to make my songs more like that.

April 27, 2020 10:41 pm

Fuck yes, chip rock.

I think you can break some of the monotony by using a different wave form, same as how different sections in rock have different pedal settings.

April 28, 2020 1:56 pm

That guitar sounds extra crunchy yais!  Cool combo between the synths, guitar and drums.  \m/  Especially enjoyed the lead guitar towards the end.  Reminded me a bit of Coheed & Cambria smile

April 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Devieus wrote:

Fuck yes, chip rock.

I think you can break some of the monotony by using a different wave form, same as how different sections in rock have different pedal settings.

Thanks for that. I finished the first draft of a track on Saturday, but couldn't find where to take it next. Since reading your comment, I have finished the song, aside from the final guitar part, and created interest between the repeating Verse 1 and Verse 2 sections to make it more interesting. I'm looking forward to finishing it and posting for feedback. The new track gets closer to the style I'm starting to develop.


Tone Matrix wrote:

That guitar sounds extra crunchy yais!  Cool combo between the synths, guitar and drums.  \m/  Especially enjoyed the lead guitar towards the end.  Reminded me a bit of Coheed & Cambria smile

The guitar is what I struggle most with. I learned how to use noise gate to quiet the guitar ringing, which makes it feel more punchy. The J-800 model from Amplitube really worked great with mild tweaks to speakers, a mic. change, and a distortion pedal. People talk crap on IK Multimedia's Amplitube, but I like the way their emulations fit into a mix faster than Guitar Rig or Line 6 Helix.

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