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Matney X

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  1. If no one has already jumped on this, I'd like to give it a go. Your synth solo is sweet, btw.
  2. Not only do I remember it, I'm fairly certain it's the cartridge in my NES right now.
  3. The nut could be slotted too low for the E string, plus a combination of blocking your trem lowering the strings. The initial problem sounded like a machine head issue, with the intonation slipping only on one string, but that would have actually gotten worse tuned up to A (or are you drop-tuned to A?). It could also just be the string breaking in, as you didn't say how new the string was. My suggestion is unblock your trem, add a few more springs and crank the claw all the way down to the wood. Tune from the outside, moving in (E-e-A-B-D-G), and any time you use your trem, jerk up on it after you go down (it's a stupid simple trick, but it's worked for me for years). Or, you know, take it to a tech and see what he says.
  4. This is a great track, and it feels like the title theme to an action movie or an FPS.
  5. The download didn't work for me. Do you know which level it's from?
  6. If it's a MIDI loop, depending on what program you're using, you could try a humanization plugin. (I prefer this one) It's not a fix-all, but it can save you the trouble of humanizing it yourself, and it will change every repetition of the loop in a different way.
  7. I'm pretty sure my new years resolution for 2009 was something like "get in better shape" or "spend less money," something I couldn't easily quantify from the beginning, and something I wasn't really feeling. This year, it's a bit different: In 2010, I'm going to change career paths, and that's the only real resolution/goal.
  8. It has nothing to do with ego. It has to do with (limited) experience recording metal, where we scooped at the amp, and it worked fine. The only reason I've been sticking to my guns is because a) it's worked for me and everyone's been such a dick about it, it seemed more an issue of pride to everyone that they should change a noob's mind, and I'm not about to have my opinion changed without solid evidence proving me wrong. My apologies for continuing this, and if I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but you don't have to be a jerk about it.
  9. Really, I'm surprised people care that much to prove me (a reggae guitar player) wrong. It really is all a perspective thing, anyway. And I couldn't care less how you define metal. Zakk Wylde to Kerry King to Meshugga to Old Man Gloom, it's all the same to me.
  10. I'm not a remixer, yet, but I make my own stuff. www.myspace.com/fewsandtwo is the most recent.
  11. Metallica uses scooped mids, as do most hardcore bands from the 90s and early 2000s. I'm also a gigging and recording guitarist; I don't scoop my mids, personally (because it sounds awful with single coils, and I don't play metal), but I know it works.
  12. It doesn't seem to be working. I was so excited to hear it, too.
  13. Agreed. I ran a cross-genre oWoD LARP for a long time, and it was REALLY hard to get things evened out. The new world, though, is made for that kind of interaction.
  14. I dig it. I really like the particularly sparse use of sound effects in the piece, in particular. You use them in a way that doesn't detract from the music as a whole. My only complaint is there isn't much depth or foundation to the piece, and I think adding a bass track to it would help both problems.
  15. Sorry, I should have expanded on what I was saying. Direct midi-usb converters, not interfaces, will have lag. Interfaces are programmed to work with your DAW to reduce lag. Midi is a little faster than USB simply because of how many paths there are. USB has 4 connectors, only two used for data (one up, one down), where Midi has 5 and only goes one way. Finally, USB will always be slower than Firewire which will always be slower than PCI cards. This (http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOAP2496) will always be faster than this (http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOUNO). But, I take back any indication that I may have made that the second option won't work for you, it just won't work as well as the first.
  16. I don't like them at all. I like the guitar work in almost every one of their songs, but as soon as the guy starts singing, it's a no-go for me. Like Rush. I just didn't want it to go down in the books that I agreed with the "what a waste" comment, just because he is playing a style that's easier on the ears.
  17. I'll add a fourth to Soule's work, but it's all from Icewind Dale. Pretty much anything from Black Isle was good, though.
  18. Being able to play a different beat every measure is awesome, but wanting to play something more stripped back and simple (Moving from Dil to Coheed, for example) isn't a "waste of talent." It actually opens you up for more subtleties, especially with snare and high-hat work. Dil and The Mars Volta are 100% in your face, all the time. Even when they calm and quiet down, there's nothing subtle about them. In any case, Coheed is awesome, musically, but their vocals and lyrics are just unlistenable.
  19. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, there is no lagless midi-usb converter. With USB, there's going to be lag, and there's no way around it. It's not that big a deal in 98% of your computing needs, but music has to be dead on, or you'll notice.
  20. I honestly prefer the new world, but I've played the old WoD for so long that I often get them both confused.
  21. embrace.darkbb.com is an oldschool Vampire: the Masquerade game, kinda free form, using tabletop rules. It's play-by-post, and it's kinda made for people that can play at their day jobs (the most activity is 9am-5pm Mountain Time), with the weekends as "daytime." In any case, it's a good game, but occasionally slow. (If you do play, let me know, so I can get the XP bonus for bringing new players.)
  22. It does have distortion... it has A LOT of features that are really awesome. My only complaint was that I couldn't completely change the order of my effects; you can change the order, but only so much. Also, you can't double up effects (I play a lot of dub, and I sometimes want to double up my delay.) Even still, it's a GREAT program.
  23. Call it Utah pride (these 'phones are made less than an hour away from my apartment; one of my neighbors actually wires them up!), or taking advantage of a good situation (working for the University of Utah, I get a 40% discount on these 'phones), but I have a pair of Skullcandy G.I.s (http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/gi-p-6.html?zenid=ba6d1186fec1dc441df49afc908e5c9c) and a pair of Skullcandy Full Metal Jackets (http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/fullmetaljacket-p-30.html) that I run absolutely everything through.
  24. The hardest thing you're going to run into with looping with more than one source, if you do decide to go that route, is syncing your tempos and your loops. If you can, link the loop sources and assign one to send and the rest to receive a midi clock sync.
  25. What I've seen with gearbox, in relation to pedals, is that the only real reason you'd want one is if you would activate it on the fly, with your feet. Wah, or delay (if I want something super spacey), would probably be the only ones I'd ever use through it, and I'd just record my distorted and clean tracks seperately.
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