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Morf Gworfmim   
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Yeah, I agree. It helps a lot to have a friend recording with you/ helping you record.

I loved sitting around with my 4 track all day, and I can write stuff on my sequencer late into the night and have a good time, but when it comes down to recording recording, that does get to being lonely work.

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Futures Passed   
Futures Passed

Jeez, Malk, that Rock Band microphone is a massive improvement.

Get working on a new album with your better equipment.

"The Greatest View" has some potential. There were a few parts where I thought "Eh, that part could have been better", but if you set aside some time to record a bunch of tracks and mix the best together, you'll have quite the track, there.

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Liebermintz   
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Jeez, Malk, that Rock Band microphone is a massive improvement.

Get working on a new album with your better equipment.

"The Greatest View" has some potential. There were a few parts where I thought "Eh, that part could have been better", but if you set aside some time to record a bunch of tracks and mix the best together, you'll have quite the track, there.

I already re-did "Canto to Fiona" with two secondary guitar lines.

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Emperor Ing   
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I need to find me the poprockband-233 soundfont (for free download), as that was the cornerstone of my stuff before I switched computers... But no luck as of right now...

It's a shame, as it had the perfect Bass and Grand Piano sounds I wanted, as well as a versatile drumset.

That's what I used primarily for At the Edge of Night...

Any ideas?

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Futures Passed   
Futures Passed
Any ideas?

FL Studio doesn't have what you're looking for?

I don't know of anything else, but I'm looking for one as well.

Does this count? It's a bunch of recent recordings with the mic, along with much used overdubs.

I checked when you posted it and just now. Both times gave me "0 items to display!"; I'm guessing that folder is private.

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hexBombz   
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How do you compose your songs? Do you usually use some certain chord progressions, rhythms etc? Do you use diatonic scales? Or the chromatic scale? Or no scales at all?

How long does it take to compose a song that is good enough for you? How do you begin composing a new song?

Usually I begin by either testing different chord progressions or trying to achieve a certain feeling. I often use the natural minor or phrygian dominant because I love especially the latter one, though sometimes I don't use any scale. Usually the songs are in some unusual time signature or the time signature changes all the time. It takes a few days before

-I notice that it sucks

-I forget it

-It sounds good, but I think it's just because I'm not gifted enough to notice that it sucks

-It sounds good, but I think I might have plagiarized it.

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Emperor Ing   
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As for me, usually noodling around on the piano (or in my head) comes up with a melody, or at least the core leitmotif for the song. After that, more and more is built onto that motif, chords and counterpoints, as necessary. Then, a usually different-but-related second melody is added for a "B" section (I tend to gravitate towards the classic ABA format in several songs... a lot of them, actually. I suppose it sounds natural), this is before the main theme is finally recapitulated.

I admit, that sometimes, I am lazy and only produce things that have a bit of rushed-ness in them, but on the whole, I try to make all of my songs pretty absolutely perfect and tight-knit as possible, where everything comes and works together.

I've also noticed that really, I have not written pretty much ANY song in a major key, ever; for the most part.

I think I made something 'happy' when I was 6 (second song I ever created), and another thing a few months ago, but other than that.... nothing.

Also, I found all the soundfonts I previously had, plus some new ones. I am back in business, oh yeah!

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-It sounds good, but I think I might have plagiarized it.

Yeah that's about 95% of the songs I write.

Also, you guys shouldn't get so hung up on production/recording/music tech. Too many people do that. A good song is still a good song even when recorded on flea-market/garage sale junk. It's actually pretty easy to get a song to sound 'High Quality' or to find someone else who can do it. Having a good original song on the other hand is difficult and rare.

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Emperor Ing   
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Yeah, but I still don't want popping sounds and things sounding like shit.

I mean, look at this otherwise catchy song of mine turned to shit because of sound quality and poor production:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/239469

I need to remake this; it's embarrassing.

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almightyseancore   
almightyseancore

if you guys are interested, my old bands myspace is http://www.myspace.com/hazardsforheadlights

i wrote the songs, did the vox, played rhythm geetars.

i'm pretty sure i linked all my other silly projects already on here, but this was the only band i've ever taken seriously.

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almightyseancore   
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i'm going to start uploading my old acoustic albums from when hazardsforheadlights was a solo project as well. it's 3 albums total (4 if you include this self-titled 20 song collection cd thing i made and passed out at a few shows).

i'm going to go from newest to oldest, since the newest is already on the net, i'll rip the others if you fools like this.

shits in the spoiler.

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01 - alcohol, tobacco, and fireworks - http://gupisucks.tripod.com/_and_fireworks.mp3

02 - the light - http://gupisucks.tripod.com/02_the_light.mp3

03 - the need to bathe, the will to breathe water - http://gupisucks.tripod.com/_The_Will_To_Breathe_Water.mp3

04 - Advent - http://gupisucks.tripod.com/04_Advent.mp3

05 - New Text Document - http://warnersistersrecords.tripod.com/05_NTD.mp3

06 - Optical Supression is Just A Fancy Way of Saying I Closed My Eyes - http://warnersistersrecords.tripod.com/06_Optical_Supression.mp3

07 - Fresh Nut - http://gupisucks.tripod.com/07_fresh_nut.mp3

08 - Death of a Saleswoman - http://gupisucks.tripod.com/08_Death_of_a_Sales_Woman.mp3

09 - Coffee Drinkers Don't Tip - http://warnersistersrecords.tripod.com/09_coffee_drinkers_dont_tip.mp3

10 - Pink Lemonade - http://warnersistersrecords.tripod.com/10_Pink_Lemonade.mp3

11 - The Savior (crucifucks cover) - http://warnersistersrecords.tripod.com/11_The_Savior.mp3

12 - Lost Dog Found -http://warnersistersrecords.tripod.com/12_Lost_Dog_Found.mp3

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you're going to have to copy and paste those links, tripod is gay gay gay gay.

so yeah, this is my third solo record, it's 100% acoustic with raspy smokers vox, and a pourly tuned ovation. but i think i did a good job with the crucifucks song.

everything else i wrote myself , you can tell because its overthought and undersung.

but i know i was proud of it when i made it, or i wouldnt have released it.

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JazzDanceForChildren   
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Also, you guys shouldn't get so hung up on production/recording/music tech. Too many people do that. A good song is still a good song even when recorded on flea-market/garage sale junk. It's actually pretty easy to get a song to sound 'High Quality' or to find someone else who can do it. Having a good original song on the other hand is difficult and rare.

While it's true that the recording (often) doesn't make the song, I think it's okay to want your song to sound as good as possible on the equipment provided. Some basic sound engineering knowledge can go a LONG way when mastering a song, more so than expensive mics and gear. A song with good bandpassing on a junk set of mic usually sounds better than an unmodified recording from a good set of mics.

Music production (either digital composition or recording) isn't about having the best gear. It's about making your gear sound the best it can. With some know how you can make some pretty good music on some pretty crappy gear. Hell, most of my synth arsenal is freeware.

But if your mics are TOTAL crap I'd at least try to make to make the best of it and intentionally go for a dark/warm vinyly low-fi sound. Sometimes a song's charm is in it's cheapness.

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Liebermintz   
Liebermintz

I finally did it, Futures. Even if this album is very stream of consciousness, I consider it my first good endeavor. (Next, I might do a forum-wide cover of D. C. Simpson's Shiver, with Gasmask, possibly Futures and Ing, and hopefully Miss10 and some other Internet celebrities)

So, for your enjoyment and possible critique, here's The Malkmusian:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mmiowiijztc

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Emperor Ing   
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What I need is a good soundfont for an accordion.

Accordions aren't exactly the most common of instruments to use in a song, though.

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FlipJick   
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What I need is a good soundfont for an accordion.

Accordions aren't exactly the most common of instruments to use in a song, though.

I own a real accordian! NWEHEHEHEHEHEHE!

Also, what kind of lounge doesn't have FUCKING COCKTAILS? WHAT THE FUCK?

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Liebermintz   
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What I need is a good soundfont for an accordion.

Accordions aren't exactly the most common of instruments to use in a song, though.

I was about to cite Noir Desir songs as examples for accordions, but that's harmonica.

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Futures Passed   
Futures Passed
So, for your enjoyment and possible critique, here's The Malkmusian:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mmiowiijztc

I'm having computer problems so I'm gonna restart it in a few minutes; I'll download after that.

I'm not usually a fan of stream-of-consciousness music, but I'll give it a shot.

Also, you probably shouldn't call it your first "studio" album. What will you claim your first album produced in a studio is?

Accordions aren't exactly the most common of instruments to use in a song, though.

It would be nice to hear it more in songs, but it is really hard to work with as far as moods go. "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" pulls it off quite well, but as you might notice if you've heard Bruce's stuff before from that era, they changed up the instrumental line-up more than they usually do.

Also, what kind of lounge doesn't have FUCKING COCKTAILS? WHAT THE FUCK?

Nobody asked nicely yet.

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