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Stained Glass Shattering

By ViridianLoom on November 8, 2020 10:02 pm

Turning this one in a bit "early" today (two hours before submission haha). I wanted to change things up a little bit since I've been doing VGM oriented music for the past few weeks. Something that's been a little cumbersome is that I prefer to use the Korg Collection suite but I still only own the demo and its been kind of a pain in the ass to write entire songs around the 20 minute timeout intervals. Essentially making it not fun to write music, hopefully it goes on sale with this up coming black friday.

So this song is something that I wrote a while back into Guitar Pro but I've never actually recorded it so I figured I'd do that this week. One of the challenges with recording stuff that I already wrote is that I'm used to THINKING that certain stuff sounds good in my mind but then when I record it I can't tell if I recorded the part wrong (timbre-wise) or if the idea is actually shit. So this whole song is kind of hit or miss I suppose, and probably something I'll revisit and release as a more complete track eventually. I wanted to try to work in some additional instrumentation but I don't know if I want to use synths, horns, strings, etc. And then I also wanted to do some growled vocals and singing but I don't have the slightest idea at the moment how I want them to sound and I don't have lyrics prepared. I've been doing that thing where I work on it for like 20-30, take a break, come back and try new ideas, take a break, erase those ideas because they weren't that good, etc. So for the purposes of a weekly beat it has a start, middle, and end so I'm submitting as is before it gets even more convoluted with bad ideas haha.

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November 9, 2020 12:44 am

I really enjoy your guitar stuff, so it's nice to see you're still able to balance it with your VGM experiments. I would love to hear a version of this with vocals; I feel like there's enough variation in the track that you could play with a lot of vocal melodies, too.

November 9, 2020 8:56 am

I think the ideas are here for sure.  A great drum sound and some beat tweaks would change your mind on this.  The guitar/bass parts are cool I reckon.

November 9, 2020 1:03 pm

I really like the track. very interesting timing from 8 to 6 to 8.

November 9, 2020 6:17 pm

Neat riffs this week! and forcing yourself to step away from songwriting and come back to it after a break seems like a smart idea. I definitely need to remind myself to do that more often.

November 10, 2020 12:00 am

The main labyrinth-like guitar riff is really cool. The guitar is definitely the best element for me and the bass is cool though it seems to eat some guitar frequencies. No need to go all the way like Justice for All but still sometimes I wished I could hear the guitar more. smile Great track.

November 10, 2020 1:30 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:

The main labyrinth-like guitar riff is really cool. The guitar is definitely the best element for me and the bass is cool though it seems to eat some guitar frequencies. No need to go all the way like Justice for All but still sometimes I wished I could hear the guitar more. smile Great track.

For sure, I have trouble mixing bass to cut through a mix with a lot of distortion/drive/bite without also cutting into the other instrumentation.
In general EQing is like arcane mysticism that I struggle to make sense of haha.

November 10, 2020 9:27 am

It's definitely on the good side of things. It could be listeners fatigue on your end or the rush in a single session, but there's definitely something worthwhile here.

November 10, 2020 12:48 pm

there´s some very heavy King Crimson vibe to this... love it!

November 14, 2020 1:03 am

Yeah, you might want to cut some of the low of the guitar, and cut some of the high of the bass to help them fit a bit more.  and maybe a little dip cut of the bass's low-middle, that's where all my problems usually are (but don't listen to my recent track because I messed up the bass due to a speaker malfunction)

great track - love the hard riffs - might want the guitar even LOUDER cuz it freaking rox

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