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Cool idea - it doesn't really sound very natural though. I'm not sure if it's due to you not having access to a good guitar sampler or if it's the rigidity of your sequencing. I wonder if it would sound better on piano.
Did you overdub or jam this all out? It kind of sounds like an EDM ballad, if such a thing existed. I could see it bleeding into the hypothetical 'next track' where the same MIDI has been cut up among separate synths and totally fleshed out.
I think what I'm trying to say is that if you make a track out of it, this would still serve as a cool intro. I like the rigidity, too.
A mix of both. I recorded myself playing the basic chord progression on midi. Quantized the fuck out of it, then equalized the velocity to zero for all the notes. I then sat there and filled out a melody over the chord progression and raised the velocity of the notes for the melody and the bass line so they would stand out against the backing chord progression. I used just one synth for the entire recording.
I would like to use these riffs as a template for future songs. or if somebody more artistically inclined could maybe ask to see the midi and come up with a more colorful version of one of these riffs, that would work as well. (hint) (hint)
Very nice melody. I have to agree that the guitar sound itself is lacking a bit. Immediately sounds like a synth. There's no strumming sound and all of the notes are hitting with equal velocity which is a dead giveaway. Look into changing the velocities on some of the notes and move them slightly out of timing to give it that natural, imperfect sound. No one plays an instrument in a way that every note hits perfectly right on time.
I'd play around with the synth or maybe try other instruments? It could work really well as a piano track I think so long as you mess with the velocities as mentioned earlier. I would love to hear it pick up in the second half with some percussion and a baseline. I think it has a ton of potential.
Thanks for the good feedback. I consciously approached this project more from a song writing aspect so I could get some ideas out of my head. I actually had a lot of fun practicing different song writing techniques. I am working on new material and adding drum samples to the mix. I am also working on really fancy chord progression stuff, maybe it will work, maybe it will fall apart... who knows
thanks, I have the same kinda thoughts about this too. when I was about half way through coming up with the second riff I started to hear familiar parts but I couldn't figure out from what. Later on I was listening to a 90's Seattle Sound playlist I made a while back and then Nirvana's live performance of Lake of Fire came up and yeah, that was what my inner ear was hearing. That was about the most exciting thing that has happened to me in a long time.