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I’ve been messing with mine , does it need anything else in it , not really , but that’s never stopped me before :D

 

I’ll chop it in tomorrow I think ! 

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Here's my entry to this months challenge.  It's a little hastily composed so a bit rough around the edges.

Recorded in Cubase LE.  The keys are mainly Xpand 2, with some Bassstation as well.  Drums are MT Powerdrums.  Vocals are me, through a guitar pedal board created in Amplitude (Digital Delay, Chorus, Envelope Filter and Distortion pedal).

Enjoy.

 

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On 21/10/2020 at 23:05, lurksalot said:

... I’ll chop it in tomorrow I think ! 

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4 hours ago, Dad3353 said:

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I did it already !

it wasn’t a remake just some subtly added bits , it didn’t really need a fanfare :D

I just changed the file on the same link B|

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A while ago, I realised I was fed up with drum machines, so bought a kit again and re-started learning drums. Of course, after selling my old kit a few years ago I sold all my old mics and outboard gear too. This is my first go at anything with my cheapest-of-the-cheap T-Bone and Behringer replacement gear 😁

When I first looked at the picture, I zoomed in and saw the drummer was called Illegal Al and, well... it stuck. I reckon Illegal Al plays some kind of obnoxious space jazz, of course and you'll be excused for screaming, not that anyone will hear you.

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As it was raining today I've chucked something together.  Probably should have given myself more time to learn how to play in 23/8... still,  that will probably be a first for the composition challenge, if nothing else. Will check the mix after Strictly 😓

It's not very good

 

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finally uploaded to Soundcloud
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Gear details (and lyrics because I mention Douglas) in spoiler box:
 
Spoiler

So Tom Petty, Alex Chilton, Mark Germino and The La's walk into a bar...

Gear

12-string gtr: an old six-string Aria Pro II semi into a Digitech Mosaic pedal into a J-Station
Other guitars: an old six-string Aria Pro II semi (not into a Digitech Mosaic pedal) into a J-Station
Bass: Squier Bronco into a freebie bass amp sim
Drums: Rayzoon Jamstix with some Groove Monkey loops
Keys: Freebie organ and piano VSTi's. All notes entered with a mouse :dash1:

Big Stars

Todd was a zoned-out Oakland slacker / Suzy was a high school queen
Todd said ‘Hey let’s start a band / How hard can it be?’
They called themselves Illegal Alien / Put an ad in the music store
Hired a drummer, some old guy / His van was un-insured

It don’t matter that they can’t sing / Don’t matter that they can’t play
Who needs talent anyway?

Drugs and money and fancy cars
When they get to be big stars
S’worth all the lies, the pain and the scars
Cos they wanna be big stars

Todd and Suzy packed their bags and / went out on the road
Played about fifty week night dates / Guess what, Nobody showed
Their agent said hey, look, kids, your act / just ain’t gonna pay the bills
I’m thinking cosmetic surgery / violence and cheap thrills

It don’t matter that they can’t sing / Don’t matter that they can’t play
Who needs talent anyway?

Drugs and money and fancy cars
When they get to be big stars
S’worth all the lies, the pain and the scars
Cos they wanna be big stars

Now Suzy looks cute she’s a robot suit / with eyeballs and a brain
Todd died on the table but he pulled through / and he’s riding the wheel of fame 
I hear they’re touring coast to coast / the fans won’t leave ‘em alone
And Todd and Suzy are real big stars on the / cover of Rolling Stone

It don’t matter that they can’t sing / Don’t matter that they can’t play
Who needs talent anyway?

Drugs and money and fancy cars
When they get to be big stars
S’worth all the lies, the pain and the scars
Cos they wanna be …  They wanna  be ... they wanna be big stars (Real big stars).

 

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It's gonna be the toughest yet for me, picking just 3. I'll have to draw straws. 🤣

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Well, I'm happy anyway - nothing to do with the music, I just finally worked out where the right hand figure in the pic is from (Eve from Species).

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I've not listened to all yet but the standard is higher than ever. Kudos to the one that sounds like return to forever on a cosmic trip! 

The picture certainly fired up people's creative juices!

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Anyone else having trouble visiting the voting thread?

The loading bar gets 1/2 way along & only shows the first post, resets & repeats a few times & the goes to an error. 

 

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Might be my phone then. It’s been doing it since the thread started. 

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