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Post  Synth177 on Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:18 pm

I thought it would be a good idea if we had a thread to discuss the progress we have made in our songs.

I started mine yesterday and I have half of the intro done. It's still not mixed well at all but the music's there. To test it out I played the audio from the clips I want to use over a loop and it really does fit well with the song.
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Post  Pickslide Pony on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:31 pm

Synth177 wrote:I thought it would be a good idea if we had a thread to discuss the progress we have made in our songs.

I started mine yesterday and I have half of the intro done. It's still not mixed well at all but the music's there. To test it out I played the audio from the clips I want to use over a loop and it really does fit well with the song.
Bravo on the idea!

As for me:
Cupcakes-Might rerecord vocals
So Many Wonders-Either get vocals or redo completely
Cutie Mark Crusaders-Needs some 80's synth work
Sonic Rainboom-Mix properly and rerecord EVH parts
Singing Telegram-Vocals
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Post  cyrilthepony on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:24 am

Winter Wrap-Up

Successfully broke the verses down into the heaviest chord progression possible, found a good rhythm and fill to use for the chorus.

This is gonna be weird because I'm maintaining the happy feel. Happy Metal?
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Re: Musical Progress

Post  MikeGallop on Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:45 am

Haven't really worked on this yesterday... But so far i have figured out the entire melody and chords, got all the sounds and effects ready, rhytmic section is ready in my head, composed some harmonics and backgrounds, figured out the structure almost to the half way, and jotted down some cool ideas for it...

Optimitstic estimations: I'll be ready to hit the record button some time next week.
I'm going to work harder on this now that my social life will be a bit more quiet during workdays... Smile
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Post  RainbowDashing on Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:08 am

I'm gonna be honest - I haven't done that much yet because I've been super busy. Right now I've been working on constructing the ATG chord and melodic progression. Once I've got that I'm going to start arranging each section to have a unique feel. Got a lot to catch up on, but I should start having stuff done towards the end of next week. Smile
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Re: Musical Progress

Post  Elision on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:24 pm

My Celestia thing (which is looking to turn into a Celestia/Luna Harpsichord/Vibraphone duet!) is going slowly, but steadily. Maybe 30 seconds of solid material so far. Trying to emulate baroque style is hard ;A;
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Post  NightColt on Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:40 pm

I have a general idea and I've laid out several riffs for Evil Enchantress, but it seems like I'll be too busy to do real work on it for a week or two; I have to finish an entry or two for Remix War and record some guitars and keys for the Stitching it Together singalong.

At this point however, I think the finished product will be roughly a minute and a half. I don't really have much to work with Shocked
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Post  Pickslide Pony on Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:56 am

NightColt wrote:I have a general idea and I've laid out several riffs for Evil Enchantress, but it seems like I'll be too busy to do real work on it for a week or two; I have to finish an entry or two for Remix War and record some guitars and keys for the Stitching it Together singalong.

At this point however, I think the finished product will be roughly a minute and a half. I don't really have much to work with Shocked
Most of the songs I have are under 3 minutes (Except Cutie Mark Crusaders, which clocks in at 4 minutes)
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Post  Pickslide Pony on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:41 pm

My Evil Enchantress is going to be thrash metal, BTW, and it's going nicely. (Think Queensrythe)
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Post  MikeGallop on Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:24 am

Still haven't got the soundcard... Sad
But i did raw recordings on my synthesizer already.
This song is going to be quite long, maybe 5-6 minutes.
May change if i decide to renovate the entire thing or something when the actual recording starts.
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Post  Pickslide Pony on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:42 pm

I have to record the Thrash Enchantress vocals soon. I'll have to prep myself for the shrieking.
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Re: Musical Progress

Post  MikeGallop on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:20 am

The recording...
IT.
IS.
ON!!!!!
^^

And the catch of the first evening: nearly all instruments recorded for the first minute...
At this rate the first song shouldn't take too long anymore.
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Post  MikeGallop on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:08 pm

Thought that everypony should know: i'm going to go travelling on 17th day and if there won't be setbacks i'll be back the first week of next month. Otherwise earlier. I'm not sure if i can finish my songs before that (piano piece: 3 minutes recorded, no fear: still sketching...) . So likely they will be delayed...
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Post  Pickslide Pony on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:28 pm

It's alright, man, take your time. Have fun!
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Post  ajax on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:11 pm

Yep, I'm also gonna be gone for three weeks starting sunday and upon my return I'm gonna be a lot busier than I thought. Then I'm going away for another week. Then school. Despite all this, I may still be able to work in something for this collab, but it won't be until late August or early September, and I won't begin until August. Hope I can still be of some help.

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Post  Elision on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:32 pm

Wow, lots of people going away. I, too, must depart. I'm leaving tomorrow at 7 PM EST, and I'll be back on the 24th or so. I more-or-less finished the first section of my Celestia/Luna piece:

"Sun and Moon"

Ignore the crappy synth and stuff, this was rendered by MuseScore of all things. The final one will be recorded directly from my nice midi keyboard.
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Post  Pickslide Pony on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:23 pm

Have fun, everypony who's leaving for a bit. That Sun and Moon piece is pretty good so far, though I don't see how the marimba fits in (Maybe it's just me. I like the harpsichord bits)
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Post  Elision on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:00 pm

Hmm, I thought the marimba was sorta carrying the piece once it came in. The idea is a duet - Celestia on harpsichord and Luna on marimba, so I can't exactly take it out, but maybe I could try to weave it closer with the harpsichord? They seemed to complement each other pretty well to my ears.

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Post  Pickslide Pony on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:03 pm

Elision wrote:Hmm, I thought the marimba was sorta carrying the piece once it came in. The idea is a duet - Celestia on harpsichord and Luna on marimba, so I can't exactly take it out, but maybe I could try to weave it closer with the harpsichord? They seemed to complement each other pretty well to my ears.

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You know, listening to this one, maybe I was wrong, it does work. It's a little strange, but it works. It has a light-hearted feel, and I see what you mean with the Celestia/Luna thing (Celestia is more regal, while Luna is a bit more kiddy)
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Post  MikeGallop on Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:08 am

Nice one Elision!
And keep the marimba. It goes just perfectly with the theme of the song.

As for my project... Setbacks.
At current sample rate (96kHz) buffer overloads if i record longer than 30 seconds or so. Resulting in a loud CLICK.
So i have to do this in really small pieces and that's not all. I have to re-record all piano tracks...
If anything this is great practice of patience. Very Happy

Also what the hay is that solar power thing at coffee shop???
Automated commercial account?
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Post  NightColt on Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:02 pm

Thanks to my awesome planning skills, I now have 3 or 4 pony metal projects to work on. But hey, that's just like the school year, only 20% cooler, right?

Anyway, I have like, a minute and a half worth of guitars, "bass", and drums here for you. A quick little demo basically laying out all the essential riffs and whatnot. The end product will probably have an extended intro, a bridge, and another verse/chorus. And synths are a possibility, though somewhat unlikely. And vocals. Right. I have to find time to do vocals.

http://www.mediafire.com/?uwdzf0je1w2z4et

(I derped with the guitar at about 1:01 and didn't bother to fix it, btw)
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Re: Musical Progress

Post  MikeGallop on Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:30 pm

Almost there...
Might be ready tomorrow.
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Post  Pickslide Pony on Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:02 pm

MikeGallop wrote:Almost there...
Might be ready tomorrow.
Awesome, we're getting closer to finishing this thing!

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Re: Musical Progress

Post  MikeGallop on Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:34 pm

Oh my goodness...
Still one song to go...
And can't get to it for a few days.

EDIT: I'll remaster the first one after i'm done with this. It sounds rather awful. :S
EDITED EDIT: Done.
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Post  Elision on Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:13 pm

Since there's now a few months of time and I'm now actually learning music theory in school, I've basically started from scratch on Sun & Moon. I felt like I didn't have enough idea of where it was going (or idea how to write baroque counterpoint) and so I'm trying to redo it with stronger overall composition. Here's hoping it works better this time.
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