Legion303

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    Steve Pordon
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    Director of Labs
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    Acoustic Guitar
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    Drum programming

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  1. I don't know if anyone else will find this useful, but if you have linux (or maybe OSX) and you want a program that can generate a wide range of useful tab templates for various stringed instruments, I've been working on this on and off for the past 5 years. It's what I personally use for all my tabs. I just added some functionality to shift standard tunings by a set amount of half-steps up or down, which is handy for bands like Godflesh. There's no Windows binary. I work in Windows most of the time, but I program in linux. If someone wants to compile this under Windows, have at it. Here's the source: https://neutronstar.org/tmp/tab.c (compile with gcc -o tab tab.c -lm) Here are a couple of template examples: legion@neutronstar:~> ./tab -p 2 -t 2 4/4: e |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| | e e e e e e e e | e e e e e e e e | e e e e e e e e | e e e e e e e e | | | | | | | | | | | e |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e legion@neutronstar:~> ./tab -s 4 -f -T -1 4/4: gb|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------| Db|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------| Ab|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------| Eb|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q legion@neutronstar:~> ./tab -s 7 -T BEADGBE -w 2 -t 2 -c 100 4/4: e |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| B |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| G |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| D |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| A |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| E |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| B |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e legion@neutronstar:~> ./tab -b 7 -n 8 -T DbAbDbGbBbEb 7/8: eb|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| Bb|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| Gb|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| Db|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| Ab|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| Db|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e And here's a copy of the usage instructions so you can get an idea of what it can do: Usage: ./tab [-p #] [-b #] [-n #] [-s #] [-c #] [-w #] [[-f] -T TUNING] [-1 | -2 | -3 | -4] -p # number of simultaneous parts (default = 1) -b # beats per measure (default = 4) -n # note division (default = 4) -s # number of strings (default = 6) -c # number of columns per line (default = 77) -w # wide format for solos (default = 0, increase to add more space) -f Accidentals will be shown as flats instead of sharps (only used with the -T option, and it must appear BEFORE -T or it won't work) -T TUNING Give string tuning from low to high (default=EADGBe) NOTE: Supports [A-Ha-h#] (Hi, Germans!). "b" means flat and will break shit if you try to use it as a note value (use "B"). If you want to drop or raise all strings a set amount from the default EADGBe tuning, enter +n or -n here (where n is the number of half-steps) instead of note values and the program will do the needful. This really only works for guitars in standard tuning but it also works for basses in standard tuning due to the programming. This displays sharps by default when they occur; to show flats instead (e.g., "A#" will become "Bb"), use -f before -T. -t # override timing marks. For instance, -b 2 -n 2 will divide measures into two halves. Adding -t 2 will divide those "H" timing marks into quarters, -t 4 into eighths, etc. while keeping the correct time signature. -h HALP -1, -2, -3, and -4 are common presets. With the exception of -f, switches can be in any order. If you use the same switch twice with different values, the last one wins (but if you use presets, the first one wins) Examples: ./tab -p 2 -b 7 -n 8 -s 4 -w 1 for 2 simultaneous parts, 7/8 time, 4 strings, wide format ./tab -b 6 -n 4 -p 3 -t 2 -c 70 for 6/4 time divided into eighths, 3 parts, 70 columns to cut it down to two measures ./tab -T EbAbDbGbBbeb OR ./tab -f -T -1 for 6 strings tuned a half-step down ./tab -4 to rock out with your banjo out Undocumented features: there are some exciting quirks in the behavior of regular switches with preset switches. See how many you can find! Because I'm too lazy to fix it. Limits: This program only supports 1 to 9 simultaneous parts, 1 to 32 beats per measure, 2 to 8 strings, and width of 0 to 35. Note divisions must be 1 (whole), 2 (half), 4 (quarter), 8 (eighth), 16 (sixteenth), or 32 (thirty-second). "-t" timing mark overrides have the same constraints as note divisions. These marks divide the given note value into finer divisions (i.e., -t 4 divides quarter notes into 4 sixteenth notes). Implementing this was way easier than I expected. If you tried to divide finer than 32nd notes, hi! All simultaneous parts must use the same tuning.
  2. I always do a minimum of two rhythm tracks panned hard left and right and played as separate takes. Solos go close to the center unless there's another guitar harmonizing; in that case, I usually pan the leads close to center or put the main melody dead center and offset the harmony in whichever direction needs the balance. When I'm harmonizing or just thickening rhythms, the additional parts go anywhere from 60-90% L and R depending on how much sonic space there is in the moment. These songs were both in the box: https://neutronstar.org/music/Steve_Pordon-untitled20150811.mp3 https://neutronstar.org/music/Steve_Pordon-Awkward_Boehner-02-Culte_des_Mortes_(Cerebral_Fix_cover).mp3 <-- 4-5 guitars in some of the outro sections Bonus: listen to the left and right channels of this song independently if you can. By the 25th measure he's running 6 panned guitars under the synths, bass, drums, and vox. Shit's on fire: Bonus bonus: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/blut-aus-nord/the-meditant-dialogue-with-the-stars-tabs-1731120
  3. I haven't been here in 5 years, so I don't consider this necro thread posting BUT ...the version on this very site was posted in 2004. What do you mean by "older" and "before 2014"?
  4. This is pretty fucking amazing. That's it. That's the review.
  5. Can't tell if Darke trolling or just doesn't remember who I am. <.<
  6. My shirt makes me look like a CGI rendering. Excellent. These video games are getting so realistic! EDIT: attaching original. The flash off my eyeballs and the head angle made me look like a zombie, but of course that didn't come through in the tiny avatar version.
  7. ...because I'm thinking of going. Unless there's a better way to meet you techno shits.
  8. I ended up buying a brand new Mesa Boogie MkV combo from Sweetwater, so I sincerely hope you didn't have an affiliate link with them.
  9. Yes, but then you're still supporting Amazon's decisions. Unless you buy one used from a third party. I'm happy with the Kobo so far. Crisp, easy to read, tons of settings to tweak. The downside compared to my tablet ebook app is that I can't easily categorize books, and it's comparitively slow. The display is much better for extended reading sessions, though.
  10. My Kobo Glo HD gets here tomorrow. Reviews are giving it an edge over Kindle Voyage, and Kindle doesn't support the open epub format. If you have lots of epub and enjoy spending time converting it to .mobi, Kindle might work for you. If you don't mind Amazon removing books you own from the device you own like they've done in the past, go Kindle. Otherwise literally anything else. This rant sponsored by Literally Anything Else .
  11. HOLY NECRO THREAD, BATMAN Any Sweetwater affiliation yet? Zzounds is great, but they don't carry what I'm looking for.
  12. Depends on the song and the style. My music usually has a minimum of 4 or 5 main drumlines with fills and variations throughout. My last song had one main drumline because it's what the song needed. If you're trying to emulate a real drummer, figure out your groove and play along to the entire song "live" (even if it's just tapping out the kick and snare on your computer's keyboard), then go modify it afterwards with fills and quantization if you need it.
  13. Absolutely. You know how to get ahold of me fast for future rants, right?
  14. I installed FL11 for a couple of hours, then grabbed the new instruments (kick drum, something else) from it, uninstalled, and went back to 10 until they release something that isn't a steaming heap of shit. No pattern blocks + headache-inducing blurry fonts that they say they will not drop = suck it, gol.