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About Truemas

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    Germany, NRW

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    Hi Dear Reader,

    im Truemas , a 28-year old German Drummer, trying to get this as short but informative as possible ( in possibly awful english grammar ; )
    I did start playing the drums in the Age of 20 and started in a rock cover band and after 1-2 years of band pause ( playing for myself because there wherent interesting bands ) i joined a rock/metal/alternative band ( The Chronicles of Jane Doe). For the interested Reader: www.myspace.com/thechroniclesofjane (Listen to Uberfail because its the most gamish sounding, allthough in all we arent a video game band, pity. ; ) or for those who like it harder: Precious )

    About my gaming experience: I started estimated 23 years ago with games of the c64 and the amiga 500/1200 oh and even c+4, so im all in all a retro gamer who played almost all the classics. When i think about my first music experiences , from which i can say that the melodys stayed in my head, its been "the great giana sisters" "hot´n herby" and "r-type". But the soundtracks i mostly got addicted to where in the super nintendo and game boy era. "Secret of Mana"(Seiken Densetsu 2) "Final Fantasy VI"(Me and my childhood friend played the US-Final Fantasy III version which we had to beat in 3 days because we lend it in the video rental store for the weekend, but we failed and needed one more weekend =) and "Final Fantasy Legend I and II" (I think "II" had the better music).
    Since then i allways have been addicted to game music allthough i made an exploration through many music genres but im staying with progressive/power/symphonic/metal since 11-12years. My most favourite Bands are Dream Theater and Symphony X.
    About my drumstyle: My style is somewhat inspired by the Drummers of Dream Theater and Symphony X. Maybe more of the later (Jason Rullo) because i like his accented play style where the rhytms are quit accented to the music. ( Ill quit here, this box is to small =)

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  1. I will always remember the moment i heard this song. I listened to B&R to to this points with thoughts of "cool , great , well-made" and so on and then The Impressario started. I stopped the chat i was participating in before and my eyes, ears and smile got wider and wider. The 9 Minutes later my conclusion was: "This is the "best" song on the album and even the next ones can´t top THAT." Of course music is subjective. But for me it has proven to be that way. Enough said. No wait. One more thing: Thank you very much for "The Impressario" Mr. Kaufman!
  2. Yeah, you are right. I just got that revelation ( actually i remembered it ) that you can use a major-chord as dominant-chord to increase the pull to the prime. It is true that the rules of music theory are very loose but the reason why they are there ( so i was told ) is that it fits the taste of our ears, and for the start i want to understand theese basics. And thanks again for your reply i should get something done now!
  3. Thank you guys very much for your answers ( in advance because i just opened my browser and i am now going to analyse what you wrote)! The only thing that didnt made sense for me was the Bb at the 7th and 8th bar, but lets see if i am getting it now with the approaches of you two. I will report later on what i have learned. Edit: It is almost embarrassing... D minor makes total sense. I think i must have been totally mentally tired after spending 8 hours of working with cubase. I am also trying to speed up my workflow and i ran into problems with pitchbending and note expression. (Havent found
  4. See TLDR for the short version + the midi i am talking about. I just checked the music composition&production forum and i was suprised that there are so few Threads but then i read the sticky of zircon that there has been some stuff sorted out. I hope that it is ok to ask such kind of questions here, since i want to seriously start remixing and to apply my theory into practical experience. For my background: - I play drums for 11 years (recently much e-drum - I used wikipedia and "the principals of orchestration" course of garritan online (i read it whole!) to get theoretical knowledge -
  5. So shreddage works inside the kontakt player which is a plugin VSTI, right? Good to know that it worked with Cubase 5 and 7, that sold it for me. =) Thanks for the answers , guys.
  6. I am thinking about to buy this one. The only question for me: Does this one work with cubase 6? I checked zircon´s post and the website but the only thing i see is "kontakt player". Is it a traditional VSTi plugin?
  7. Hmm, about that Guild Wars thingy: From all the instruments i have experienced up to know i would intuitively say that it is a Sitar (indish String Instrument) which is played in this track at a quite low register. When it comes to video game music i really like it in the Boss Music of Bastion (it is played on higher registers there.)
  8. Shame on you for almost got me to dance in my sportstudio when i first listened to BiB while my training! This song is a stand out and really lives upon the fact that your vocals are so damn enthusiastic. I love the "smooth as honey"-line after the breakdown when you get really energetic and drag it from low to high! Keep on groovin'!
  9. Thank you for your reply. Yes, because it is that coverish i wouldnt ask if it could be an official OCR track, but i think it is quite good to use this forums as feedback. I know what you mean with the guitars, it is an expression-thing of the bass-player, i also like the higher note in the original. I am just playing the harmonics of the melody.
  10. Hi everyone, when i have listened to the new remix-albums here on OCR i thought about posting my newest rmx/cover here. About me I am from germany and did some drum covers of other videogame stuff on my youtube channel. Five months ago i came in contact with a british bass player who asked me for a collab for this track and he did bass and most of the guitars on this one. It is surely not good enough for official OCR because it is a double-playthrough of the original and by that means not "really" creative (but we didnt play over the original and actually made a new midi track), but i hope som
  11. Yeah, i just got through the Strings section yesterday and after googling all the words , everything became quite clear. It was really mind-opening , especially the chording of the Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass was great to know. Also i never knew what "Harmonics" where. I never thought about that stopping a string creates a colder flute like timbre, but when i read it through it totally makes sense and ive heard it a hundred times before. Finally, getting through this stuff needs some research on some terms, but its definite worth the time!
  12. @moseph: You brought me to an interesting thought: I really dont know how many horns are involved in the ensemble (so its called patch, not sample? ). So chording, them if they really contain all instruments of a given section of the orchestra, is indeed ridiculous. Unfortunately my manual is in the boxes from my last move from my flat, so i try to find some answers about this in the Motu Forum. But, taking not more than 2 ensemble patches of the same type similary sounds like a good rule of thumb.
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