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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject:  My first experimental Piece
Subject description: A guitar player with a strange sense of music (Now Properly Attached!)
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Hello everyone. I am new to this forum and this kind of community so bear with me as I learn the ways, but recently I have been able to use my school recording studio to finally take my ideas into projects. My track was done with 2 guitar parts layers were done in one-take each, with a third one recorded just to supplement a few seconds of "empty" areas that I thought needed more embellishment. Also an atmospheric synth sound was added.

Edit: And as later posts in here discuss, it does follow a story about 2 robots meeting and eventually "interacting"

I have shown this to my guitar playing friends and guitar online community and I don't think they really enjoy it but I love listening to it (I mean I did make it) and hoped to find other people who would enjoy it. Either way, I am new to making this kind of thing so any advise, comments or criticism is welcomed from you guys!

Edit: seems my internet connection is much better this morning! Thanks in advance for checking this song out!


Robot Love + GBand.mp3
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: My first experimental Piece
Subject description: A guitar player with a strange sense of music
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Horazonblade wrote:
*the forums uploader didn't seem to want to take my file*


first welcome

How big is the file?

Sorry for not having the patience to go through the rapidshare teasers.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

about 9 MB, sorry for using rapidshare if its incovenient. I let the attachment thing load for like 15 minutes and decided it was being stubborn. Is there any better way to do this?

Edit: It is now attached!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Horazonblade wrote:
about 9 MB, sorry for using rapidshare if its incovenient. I let the attachment thing load for like 15 minutes and decided it was being stubborn. Is there any better way to do this?

Edit: It is now attached!


Welcome to our music community and sometimes rather strange little forum, Horazonblade. Read on to see how strange it can be.

The song loaded properly on my Mac with Firefox - it started playing while loading so I didn't have to wait.

I have been up all night programming an artificial intelligence song-learning program in ChucK with limited success, so robots are on my mind this morning.

I liked the title of "Robot Love", so I listened creatively and here are my thoughts: If you use your imagination (a lot), you could suppose that this song is representative of two sentient robots in love. I'm not sure about robot lifestyles and gender or manufacturer choice, but these two robots are happy with each other. The spacey sounds indicate that they are space-travelling robots, and the guitar feedback is indicative of the silicon-based electronic interaction that the robots enjoy as only sentient robots can. It is more like robot agape love, but has a component of robot lust near the end where it jams a bit like Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady" performance. Then later it gets into a more mellow jam representing the robots' life together in harmony.

OK, I'm trying to be funny but that's really what I wrote while listening to the song, so there is your review. It's a pretty good robot song overall. Next you can expand the series by creating "Robots in Lust.mp3" followed by "Robot Gangsta.mp3" and "Robot Rock.mp3". Make a robot album and use the profits to develop sentient robots that create music all day for you.

Joking aside, I enjoyed parts of it more than others. Though good enough for a listen, it could be reworked better to become a song that I wouldn't mind adding to my iTunes collection. I'd put it right next to Mr. Roboto by Styx. Domo Aregato, Mr. Roboto.

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Robot Love, expressed in ASCII art.

 ,,-,-.,-. ,-. ,,-. ,-,-. ,-.-. ,-.. ,-. ,-.,-.-..
(( (  (   (   '(   ' (   '   ) '   )'   )   )  ) ))
 \\ \  \   \    \    ,\     /.    /    /   /  / //
   \\ \ /\ / \ /  \ /   \ /   \ /  \ / \ /\ / //
gpyy'' '  '   '    '     '     '    '   '  ' ''


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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just don't tell Blue Hell that his transistors are losing their beta.


What do you mean ... what didn't I notice, I /am/ touchy Evil or Very Mad

The good thing about debugging a timeout of 5 minutes is that one can type into forum ... especially when it has a bug Wink

ok back to work now.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I will be honest, that was not the kind of response I expected! I was laughing pretty hard though once i realized your tone behind it.

Honestly, the story you said was pretty accurate to what I was going for except instead of space traveling, it was more of an idea of openness like the internet and data just flying back and forth, with a sexual robot vibe. And yea the ending (after the jimibot climaxes *in musical terms* afro and does a couple seconds of falling down and pretending to continue for a few more ) it goes into a harmonious little ditty to show that peaceful bliss even though I am playing it starting with a minor chord.

So what parts did you like or didn't like? I am looking for suggestions on improvement or feelings (including your own take on the story)

Edit:

Also, what is a G2 patch?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Horazonblade wrote:
I am looking for suggestions on improvement.

Edit:

Also, what is a G2 patch?


Won't tell you how to improve (that's your job Wink ) just that I like the track you posted, thanks!

A G2 patch is a patch for the Clavia Nord Modular G2 synth.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Blue Hell wrote:
Horazonblade wrote:
I am looking for suggestions on improvement.


Won't tell you how to improve (that's your job Wink ) just that I like the track you posted, thanks!


Hah fair enough, thanks though, I've gone through it with a couple guitar players and most of them don't really like it at all. Positive reviews on my first ever song, I really do appreciate ya'll for listening and commenting. Honestly though, anything you don't like I'd like to hear. I'm not very knowing on "outside of the box" style music just that I like making it apparently.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Horazonblade wrote:
Honestly though, anything you don't like I'd like to hear. I'm not very knowing on "outside of the box" style music just that I like making it apparently.


I'm glad that you enjoyed my warped sense of humor, it was intended to get a laugh or two. I cannot comment from an expert's perspective since I am so inexperienced at music generally, but for my taste the song is slow and loses my attention. It's kind of long and it's a good light jam for relaxing if that's what you like but I prefer more of a rock-style to most of my music. I'd make the guitar more prominent especially in the beginning where the buildup is slow, I guess. Really it's just fine as it is, but it's not my preferred style. Do another one with some more energy to it and you'll hit the charts on the robot circuit. Unfortunately robots never buy music, they just train their neural nets to repeat and enhance the song over and over again. You just can't get rich writing music for robots, oh well.

Actually, a wiser comment might be: "Follow your inspiration, do what you want."

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