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Posts posted by Drayzon

  1. ok, speaking for myself, i too think the OP is missing out on a lot because getting down a good chord progression is AWZOMM. but if you keep on making music, those generators will become boring at some point and you'll probably have developed some harmony skills by then.

    i just don't see any problem.

    First, thanks to everyone for all their feedback. You all make legitimate points.

    I don't want to give people the impression that I plan on using generators for my whole life - or even for a large part of it. I'm still spending a lot of time researching chord progressions and harmony. Generators are just, for the moment, a way to let me make some music on the fly without spending too long on the progressions (for me, composing a melody is far more fun).

  2. So recently, as I've been delving more into the depths of music theory, I've been trying to study chord progressions and how chords relate to each other. However, even with the theory behind me, I've still been having trouble making the progressions themselves, so I've been using the progression generator here: http://www.guitarknowledgenet.com/progression_builder.php

    I know that a lot of people frown on using generators like this, but I'd still like to hear your thoughts on whether or not people should use them, and if they should, then how far does that go? Past the amateur level? Is it okay to use them professionally? Thanks.

  3. To the people out there who remix commercial pieces and use samples - especially vocal samples - where do you get them? There's a massive dearth of remixes on YouTube that have completely redone instrumentation with only the barest melodies and the vocals kept in. So how do you guys get the vocal tracks? I know you can attempt to isolate them through some EQ mastering, but that can only get you so far. Is there a centralized source for these? Or do you just have to search online and hope you get lucky?

  4. This is a house piece I've been working on the past couple of days. It's still nowhere near done, but I'd like some critique on both if the composition is sound and on production. Thanks.


    And I know the intro's long; it goes to about 1:20 before the bass comes in. I'm probably going to keep that in, though. My idea would be to compose something that would see some club play (hence the lengthy drum intro), and while this probably won't, I'd like to start aiming towards that now.

  5. I've been following this game since it entered it's most recent form, and I would be very excited for it - if I could run it.

    I'm a little worried about AI, though. I was watching some demo videos, and I saw some enemies just stand there while they were getting shot at. What's even worse is that it was supposed to be the final build of the game. :?

  6. As with a lot of the people on here, the well in LoZ: OoT freaked me out.

    Another game that freaked me out was Glover, a more obscure N64 title that had a horror level, with Frankenstein as a boss. The main hub world also came on with this really lame laugh everytime you entered it that scared the %&$! out of me as a kid.

    Lastly, in Banjo-Kazooie, one Jiggy that had you escaping a pyramid in Gobi's Desert gave me a nightmare as a little kid. Very odd.

    Coincidentally, the nightmare was actually a sweet dream right until the end.

  7. And DarkeSword, haven't you ever had a song or musician you enjoyed so much that you wished everyone knew about them? You just had to share this song or musician with everybody? That's what a deep appreciation for music is. I'll outright admit I took it too far on a few occasions, most of which weren't supposed to be taken seriously to begin with (listening to a band is not an achievement, duh) but that's not the case in this thread. I'm not saying you don't appreciate music at all, I mean, you make music. But surely you've had that feeling before, at least once, and you know what I'm talking about.

    I have, but you already have it in your sig. No one else needs to hear/read it several times.

    No offense to Dream Theater, John Petrucci is insane.

  8. Yeah, I remember the first time I saw that guy play on youtube, hes fast as fuck but he is so so obsesed with speed that he has no melodic skills what-so-ever, which actually proves my view on technique vs soul a valid point, which is that all the technique and knowedge of theory in the world is useless if you don't know how to use it, although I bet this guy has no knowedge of theory anyway.

    Theory includes sweep picking, which is mainly what this is.

    And the reverse of your point is true: all the soul in the world is useless if you don't know how to use it.

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