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#1 FujiSkunk

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Posted December 6, 2014 - 06:08 AM

Custom #1: "Falling in the Garden" as made famous by Ray Lynch

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Custom #2: "Celestial Soda Pop" as made famous by Ray Lynch

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Custom #3: "You're Only Lonely" by J.D. Souther

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Custom #4: "Last Child" by Aerosmith in regular and "Greatest Hits" flavors.

 

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Custom #5: "Witchy Woman" by the Eagles!

 

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Custom #6: "Spooky" by the Atlanta Rhythm Section!

 

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Custom #7: "What about Love" by Heart!

 

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Custom #8: "Honesty" by Billy Joel!

 

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Custom #9: "Allentown" by Billy Joel!

 

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Custom #10: "Boat on the River" by Styx!

 

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Custom #11: "Lucky Man" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer!

 

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Original tempo map, most instruments and solo vocals by bsbloom.  Drums by oscarj08.  New 6/8 tempo map, harmony vocals and lots of tweaking by me.  More details here!

 

 

 

Custom #12: "Heard It in a Love Song" by the Marshall Tucker Band!

 

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Custom #13: "Heartache Tonight" by the Eagles!

 

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Custom #14: "Limelight" by the Alan Parsons Project!

 

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Customs #15 - #17: The FujiSkunk Classic Synths Pack: "Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer, "Crockett's Theme" by Jan Hammer and "Hymne" by Vangelis!

 

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#2 MiltoniusPrime

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Posted December 6, 2014 - 07:24 AM

Hey Fuji. Been a little while.

#3 FujiSkunk

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Posted December 7, 2014 - 12:27 AM

Milton! Hey! Yes it has! I'm happy to see you're still in the game. :)

#4 MiltoniusPrime

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Posted December 7, 2014 - 01:19 AM

Any chance you'll be going to AC again this year, or MAGfest? I forget where you're from.

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Posted December 7, 2014 - 01:49 AM

Welcome and thanks for sharing your first song! :excited:

#6 FujiSkunk

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Posted December 7, 2014 - 04:47 PM

Any chance you'll be going to AC again this year, or MAGfest? I forget where you're from.


I haven't made any travel plans beyond FC, but if you're still bringing the Rock Band gear, then I'm going to have to give serious thought about AC. I don't get that kind of group play locally, and I miss it!

Welcome and thanks for sharing your first song! :excited:


Working on the second! :)

#7 MiltoniusPrime

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Posted December 8, 2014 - 03:24 AM

Definitely going to be there, I'm staff, and I've been running my setup for five or six years now. Also head of gaming for Fur the 'More in Vienna, VA, if that's closer.

#8 TylerFG

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Posted December 11, 2014 - 12:45 AM

Nice! Never thought I'd ever see Ray Lynch to show up on Rock Band, let alone as a custom. Any plans for any more Ray Lynch tunes?

#9 FujiSkunk

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Posted December 11, 2014 - 05:08 PM

Definitely going to be there, I'm staff, and I've been running my setup for five or six years now. Also head of gaming for Fur the 'More in Vienna, VA, if that's closer.


I'm in Texas, so any of those cons takes about the same amount of effort. I'll look into AC. I've missed the past few and wouldn't mind heading that way again, especially knowing there'd be a nice Rock Band spread to look forward to.

Nice! Never thought I'd ever see Ray Lynch to show up on Rock Band, let alone as a custom. Any plans for any more Ray Lynch tunes?


I have another one in progress. You can probably guess which one. :)

#10 FujiSkunk

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 08:25 AM

A small update: "Falling in the Garden" was bitten by the Magma 3.2.4 bug, and didn't have a song ID. I've uploaded a replacement file, created with Magma 3.2.5, and confirmed it has a proper song ID. Just click the link in the original post above and you'll have the new file.

#11 FujiSkunk

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Posted February 9, 2015 - 06:24 PM

So... after Windows finally decided it didn't like that partition resize last year after all, and I was forced to reset everything to factory and then reinstall both Windows and linux, I discovered I was diligent about backing up every directory from the original Windows installation.

Except one.

Fortunately I had most of my work on "Falling in the Garden" saved elsewhere. I still have the stems and the Reaper file used to compiled the game track, and I have my original MIDI file that I began the project with. What I no longer have is the Reaper file used to create the stems, which had several improvements to the original MIDI sequence. Oh well, I suppose I can recreate that again if I ever have to.

I also sadly lost my work on my second custom. I think I can get back to where I was fairly quickly, though. I hadn't yet started any game charting, as I was still working on creating the stems. I still have the original MIDI here too, so I just need to plug it all back into Reaper and recreate the FM8 configs I had for each instrument. I was stuck on one particular instrument, and had been for a while, so the rest of the song is pretty well drilled into my head.

All of this to say, I'm still working on it! Life, other commitments and hobbies, and Murphy just keep getting in the way.

By the way, does anyone know of a good theremin-sounding patch for the DX7 and FM8?

#12 TylerFG

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Posted February 9, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Nice! Never thought I'd ever see Ray Lynch to show up on Rock Band, let alone as a custom. Any plans for any more Ray Lynch tunes?


I have another one in progress. You can probably guess which one. :)


Gonna go out on a limb and say "Celestial Soda Pop?"

#13 FujiSkunk

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Posted March 8, 2015 - 06:06 AM

Edited post. There was a sneak preview of #2 here, but the official announcement is below!

#14 FujiSkunk

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Posted April 6, 2015 - 01:52 AM

#2 is finally done! Or at least I'm calling it "done". Here is "Celestial Soda Pop", as made famous by Ray Lynch!

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This is a cover of Ray Lynch's most famous tune. Just like "Falling in the Garden", this cover was done by me, using a MIDI sequence I created a while ago. The instruments were again mostly supplied by Novation FM8, though I also recorded a bit off my old Yamaha PSR-550 keyboard. I must give kudos to the REAPER developers for making external MIDI device integration a lot less painful than I remember from back in my Macintosh System 7 days! The recreated audio isn't perfect, but I think it's pretty darn close, and I hope the added immersion provided by separated stems will more than make up for not using the original recording.

As for playing the song in the game, three instruments are fully charted across all difficulty levels: guitar, bass and keys, I was going to do more with the venue track, but between my eyes glazing over as I tried to read the venue camera and lighting info, and me promising other customs authors that I'd offer feedback and even collaborate on some things -- not to mention the fact I've been tinkering with this track off and on for literally over three months now -- I think it's time to just shove it out the door. I let the venue auto-generator do its thing, and actually I don't think it did too badly. If anybody feels compelled to show me some tips and tricks on how to do custom lighting and spotlights and post processing and such, I would be a willing student, but for now this one is "done".

Feedback is always welcome!

#15 FujiSkunk

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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Two! Count 'em, two new full-band customs, and this time they really are full-band, with drums and vocals!

First, here is one of my favorite softer songs of the '70s, and another tune I MIDI-sequenced back when I was more in the scene: "You're Only Lonely" by J.D. Souther. My old MIDI was the foundation for the game charts. While charting this I discovered, more so with this tune than with the Ray Lynch covers, there are many things you can fudge on a stand-alone MIDI that won't fly when trying to create a game chart to match the actual song. Then again, the reverse is also true!

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Next, mark off another one on the GH2 list: Aerosmith's "Last Child". Most of this track also came from an old MIDI of mine, but Harmonix gets most of the credit for the guitar part. I tweaked it a bit, not only because this isn't the same audio, but also because the GH2 chart has some instrument hopping that I thought made it harder than it needs to be. I promise the solo at least is just about the same, with only some nips and tucks to better match the original audio.

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Here is an alternate download for "Last Child" for those who would like the song to group with the other Aerosmith's Greatest Hits tracks. Be aware both of these downloads have the same song ID, so you'll need to change one of them if for some reason you want both in the game.  As of V2, these files have different ID's and internal names.  The displayed song name is the same, however, so one may still trample over the other in-game.  The game charts are exactly the same.

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Random trivia: I could have made a keyboard chart for "Last Child", but it would have been even more boring than "Need You Tonight"!

Feedback always welcome, and thanks to onemancoverband for the GH2 MIDI files!



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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:56 PM

2 great songs to add to my collection. Especially J.D Souther. Thanks for making these & sharing with us. Keep up the great work you do, look forward to your next tune posting!!

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#17 CmdrXym

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Posted July 15, 2015 - 09:16 PM

This doesn't happen very often, but when I looked up "You're Only Lonely", I had an "OHHHHH, that song!" moment.

Wow. Nice job!

#18 mneilan

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Posted July 15, 2015 - 09:18 PM

thanks for the aerosmith song :)

#19 FujiSkunk

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

To those who downloaded the "greatest hits" version of "Last Child", I've corrected the album title to Aerosmith's Greatest Hits so that it really will group with the DLC from that album now. Please download again, and sorry for the slip-up!

#20 AkiraNomuraBCN

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for Last Child!!




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