[linux-audio-user] [music] First 3 tracks from me (gulp)

Jorge Salgueiro jorge.salgueiro at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 18:13:16 EST 2005

On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:33:16 +1100, Stuart Allie
<Stuart.Allie at hydro.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> Thanks for the comments.
> > > Comments, criticism, suggestions, chocolate; all are welcome.
> >
> > Sorry, no chocolate ;)
> Oh well, it never hurts to ask ;)
> > About the tunes, In my youth I could have totally listened to this,
> > reminds me
> > of Tony McAlpine which I listened to quite a bit a long time ago.
> > Since then I fear I have grown away from this genre.
> When I first started playing guitar was when the whole Shrapnel Records
> thing started happening, with MacAlpine, Malmsteen, Becker, Friedman
> etc.  They were (and still are I guess...) a big influence on me. I gave
> up playing for about 10 years (hand problems) and recently picked the
> guitar up again, and dug out all my old CD's (and some LPs!). I've
> started to get more into the "progressive rock" (Dream Theater, Arena,
> Pain of Salvation, ...) genre now but it hasn't really filtered into my
> playing yet.
> > The solo guitars sound quite nice especially when the two guitars play
> > "against" each other, they should be upfront in the mix and they are,
> > there's
> > a little much guitar-noise at times perhaps, not much more to say,
> > possibly
> > they are bit over the top with effects, but I guess that comes with
> the
> > territory.
> I'm starting to realise that the amount of distortion is *way* over the
> top. Sounded good through the speaker when I was playing it, but
> listening to it now, well, I wish I could go back and turn the "drive"
> knob way down.
totaly in agree, maybe by adding the same guitar with different
distro. or like i like especialy a acustic guitar, giving a brightness
that is missed in the distortion.. it's not my kind of sound but i
liked the more composed theme, keep on!

> > The backing arrangements seem quite nicely laid out, I think they
> sound a
> > bit
> > synthetic though. I think they would improve alot just by changing the
> > sounds/soundfonts, whatever you are using, to something of higher
> quality.
> Thanks for the suggestion. I've just collected a bunch of soundfonts, so
> I should be able to do something about this. I hope to start using
> hydrogen for drum tracks soon, so I should get some better drum sounds
> out of that (I haven't really found any good drum soundfonts yet.)
> >
> > That's about all I can think of at the moment :)
> > Keep it up!
> > /Robert
> Thanks for the encouragement.
> Cheers,
> Stuart

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