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slow down, guitars....

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by joeymusicguy, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. scorpio01169

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    that post really had nothing to do with the fact this guy wants to play something in real time and speed it up later. quantizer a shit drummer is cheating....learn to fucking play that shit.
    program drum....not cheating if you dont have a drummer
    reamping....not cheating if the original performance is done by a human and in real time....lazy yea....not taking the time to properly mic an amp, or not having the amp you wished you had
    impulses.....the same as above
    guitar strap....come on....you need one hand to strum and the other to press down the strings to get a note...but i guess you could just hold the guitar with the other hand and strum all open strings and edit the right ones in later:puke:
    you say this is modern life..............................................................
    maybe because my age this attitude bothers me because i started playing music at age three took music in elementary school when i got to middle school i was in band learning music. got into high school and was in marching band for the four years there, and when i see kids who has no desire to learn this fucking craft, but takes on the attitude that it's ok that i suck....i'll fix it later to make it look like i'm bad ass, that bothers me. but thats just me.
     
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    have you heard a band live? there's a fuck up every couple of seconds.

    to the untrained ear it sounds like magic.
     
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    i just want to make it very clear that we're not talking about me playing something and speed it up.

    i dont even play guitar once a week, and dont care to. i record the age range of 16 - 28. its kind of a vast range but, within that age range, there are kids on their way to shredding but not fully shred-worthy yet. it takes a few tricks to get everything 110% down to "tape".
     
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    i understand where you are coming from. what i dont understand is the rush for these guys to record music that they cannot play just as yet....demoing maybe, but to make it seem as if this is how good they are. that bothers me......look, i am no trying to come as i am a better musician than anyone else. i just believe with all my heart that anyone who wants to be a musician can if they practice hard and learn the fundamentals, but to say " i dont have time to do it right cause i want it right now so i'll use technology to make me bad ass" that to me is gay
     
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    pfft. in my world, there's band's getting signed everyday who barely perform their record even close. then there's bands who get signed and fucking kick their own song's asses.

    thats just the way it works. if you've got hype and the label needs you, you're in. i've been to a show where the label guy was checking it out in the back. a lot of them have no clue about music or audio, they're business men. one particular show there was probably about 5 mess ups because the band was nervous and the label was huge. they got a contract the next day.

    sometimes it comes down to, if you write what people like, then nothing else matters.

    shit, look at all the drama surrounding pop music and its credibility.
     
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    thats not something to be proud of

    the more reason to be able to say i did this shit myself
     
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    Seriously, everyone complaining better throw out half your fucking music collection. Even most live albums are cut up, re tracked, reamped, and in other ways made awesome by someone who knows what its supposed to sound like.

    Ive done this a few times, usually like this:

    -Export the section to be worked on with drums only down to a stereo file and import back into the project.
    -Move the exported drums to an unused spot on the timeline and change the tempo to the speed you want to track at, usually within 20 bpm or so.
    -Stretch the drums to the new tempo. It will sound like shit but be fine for tracking.
    -Track the section.
    -Copy the parts back to the original spot. Leave everything setup if there are more players to record. Odds are they'll need it too.
    -Time compress the section back to the original tempo. Mess with the compression algorithms for the most transparent effect. Always reference the DI track. Usually the setting that sound best for the DI wont sound best for the scratch amp track if you have one.

    Rhythm sections with muted parts can sound kind of weird so watch for that, and for some faster lead sections I've had better luck recording single notes and cutting / quantization.
     
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    sick, yeah this is what i've been doing in situations where its needed.

    thanks for the re-assurance dave. always love your stuff.
     
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    :kickass:
     
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    I mean I guess if it gets the job done go for it. The only thing I hate about it is that it gives a very lifeless feel to the playing. Starts to make things sound like a midi track or some kind of video game shit.
     
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    I don't see any problem here - Joey is just doing his job and working with what is in front of him. All these "its wrong" mindsets are all good in theory but in practice you can't make a worse CD just because its wrong to "cheat".
     
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    Rob Logic yayyyyyy!

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    I look at porn sometimes, is that cheating?
     
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    not if your girlfriend is to be seen in the movie. lol
     
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    the thing is though, few people in your target audience give a shit how something was produced, or what tricks were used...they just wanna play the track on their ipod, or in their car, and have it kick ass. beyond that, most people just do not care. at all. period.

    ...while on the topic of dragonforce...
     
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    This reminds me of the time when this one guy tried to argue that it's cheating to use double bass.

    It's only wrong if you lie about what you did (i.e. saying you didn't pitch correct your voice when you did).
     
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    Let me guess, the guy who argued was a retarded close-minded metal head? He probably doesn't even know where double bass drumming comes from... man, it's always fun with people like that. Retarded fucks.
     
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    I'm laughing so hard right now:worship:
     
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    Maybe I should stop feeling so guilty for "cheating". I feel slightly bad for stitching certain tracks together here and there, or using punch ins, as opposed to playing the whole song through. The thing is, there is a very miniscule chance of my stuff ever being played live by anyone, so I almost feel stupid for trying to follow "rules".
     
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    Manicompression doing it for the kids

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    kind of on and off subject for NIN fanboys, reznor played the opening to broken (pinion i think ) a couple of steps up and faster and then slowed it down to the pitch we hear it at, said he got the techniqhe from a smiths song. I tried it on an old tascam multitrack cassete unit and it sounded kind of sweet.
     
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    yeah, hearing the strings vibrate slower is the effect, its sick.
     
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