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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby JasonHimm » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:11 pm

Ha, no problem Burberry. 40 years old and I just started singing for lack of other options and boredom of instrumentals. I don't particularly care for my voice either.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Burberry Knight » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:16 pm

Vocals aren't my strong point either, so I've just left them for now until I can find someone decent for it.

Do you have any more tracks? I'm quite interested in the different styles posted so far.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Burberry Knight » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:20 pm

JasonHimm wrote:Thanks Mantis. This is just me at home. I used to do the band thing but as I've grown older I seem to lack the patience, time, energy, etc. The word 'hobby' is a bad word among musicians but that's pretty much what it boils down to these days.


I'm pretty much the same. Been a bedroom guitarist for the past 10 years haha.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby JasonHimm » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:25 pm

Sure, there's plenty more stuff here.
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=828800

I didn't get a chance to listen to any of your stuff yet. Will do so tonight when I get home.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Burberry Knight » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:45 pm

Only got the one unfinished demo up so far. It's taking longer to get tracks recorded than I'd like because of my friends and my own different work schedules.

I'll give some of your other stuff a listen later.

Glad people have found a use for the thread.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby JasonHimm » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:25 pm

Yeah, it's great. I usually go to separate gaming and music forums but they don't usually collide. It's like two separate lives.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Burberry Knight » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:44 pm

Your song "Empty" is quality, Jason. It's pretty haunting. I think it would make a particularly good interlude song on an album if it was cut down a bit; the kinda track a band would have playing as they came on stage!

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby banapaulo » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:58 pm

I write mostly instrumental acoustic folk... kind of relaxing, melancholy stuff and do fingerpicking arrangements of songs I like. I'm pretty sloppy in terms of technique and rhythm though (annoyingly), so it takes me ages to do good recordings. There's some rough samples here if anyone wants to listen:

http://www.bandmix.co.uk/banapaulo1/ (might need turning up a bit to hear properly)

Prey: I've still got your Darkness & Light CD, really good stuff.

EDIT: JasonHimm, that song Empty is brilliant. Just the sort of thing I love to lose myself in with headphones.
katarn wrote:Oh yeah! I agree with Banapaulo. 8)

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby JasonHimm » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:33 am

Thanks bana. I love your playing, by the way.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Mantis » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:14 pm

Erm, why delete your link Dave? I saw it, don't pretend it wasn't here!

Was a good track though, did you program it all in a DAW with the built in instruments and samples?

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Prey » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:54 pm

The sound quality was rubbish so I've uploaded it again in a better MP3 format is all. I guess you want the link again then?

http://www.bandmix.co.uk/originalprey/

Samples were all from Dance Ejay (the only version I had at the time) and mixed through Audigy.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Burberry Knight » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:38 pm

http://m.soundcloud.com/marc-careys-mus ... ne-trailer

Been working on this tonight and we decided to make a small snippet of the song as it's far from finished - thought I'd post it anyway.

Also, thay bandmix site doesn't seem to wanna play on my phone. Shame, as it's my main source of browsing at the moment.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Mantis » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:11 pm

Inspired riffing, that's a pretty decent tone you've got going too. It sounds pretty djenty. I like it.

Currently have no means of recording my own guitar playing, which is a bummer because it's my main instrument. But I have been dicking around with Acoustica Mixcraft and its array of samples and virtual instruments just to vent some creativity. Playing MIDI files using the QWERTY keys for notes is pretty sterile but if you combine stuff together right it doesn't sound too bad.

Had a quick go with Reason too but very quickly gave up when confronted with what can only be described as the most unfriendly interface I've ever seen in my life.

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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby eVoL » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:48 am

Unfriendly? Reason is beautiful in its intuitivity!
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Re: Amateur music thread.

Postby Mantis » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:54 pm

Perhaps when you've worked out where everything is. But in terms of booting it up for the first time and trying to jump right in to play around with stuff, it really isn't very good. I've had way more success in the past when booting up Cubase, Garageband, Ableton, Protools and Acoustica for the first time than I did with this.

I really need to buy a cheap MIDI keyboard.

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