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#21 Hetz

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 03:51 PM

Thanks for the encouragement. :)

"Heard It in a Love Song" now has pro keys. No 5-lane, yada yada.

"Witchy Woman" doesn't have any keyboards, so now it's onto other parts!


Awesome! Cant wait for these to be finished up. :) Thanks!

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 03:43 AM

Vocals for all songs are complete, including harmonies for the songs that have them. I tweaked pro keys on "Boat on the River" as well, so they're a little more accurate now, if not wholly accurate. Download links in the OP.

I originally opted not to put percussion hits in the vocal track of "Boat on the River", because in the original song you can hear where the tambourine actually stops playing for the mandolin solo. But I've just about decided I'll put some hits in anyway, since that's an awfully long time for the singer to be doing nothing. I'm open to opinions, though, so I'll ask: Yea or nae to vocal percussion hits in "Boat on the River"?

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 01:11 PM

No pressure, but it looks like things are looking good for getting this group of songs done in time for Halloween Rock Band parties?

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 01:30 PM

I originally opted not to put percussion hits in the vocal track of "Boat on the River", because in the original song you can hear where the tambourine actually stops playing for the mandolin solo. But I've just about decided I'll put some hits in anyway, since that's an awfully long time for the singer to be doing nothing. I'm open to opinions, though, so I'll ask: Yea or nae to vocal percussion hits in "Boat on the River"?

My rule of thumb is to only author vocal percussion if the percussion is actually there.

Thanks for the updates.

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 03:47 PM

No pressure, but it looks like things are looking good for getting this group of songs done in time for Halloween Rock Band parties?


Maybe. :)

I recently realized there are actually two songs I should get done before Halloween. I'll give those priority. Six weeks should be plenty of time to at least get them full-band if not with the full complement of bells and whistles.

But at any rate I'd like to think I'll get all seven songs finished before then. We shall see!

#26 Hetz

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Thank you for the updates and all your great work on these songs. Its much appreciated! :)

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 02:30 AM

"What about Love" now has 5-lane guitar and bass, which means it is now full-band, though still expert-only and without any real 5-lane keys just yet.  Overdrive sections and practice markers are all in place, so you expert players can have at it.  Reductions, 5-lane keys, and maybe some slight polishing of the venue will happen before I call it "done".  But before then, I have six other songs to add guitar and bass to.

 

I still hope to have all the current WIPs done by Halloween.  Actually I hope to have them done much sooner than that, but Halloween is my self-imposed deadline.



#28 mneilan

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Posted October 2, 2015 - 07:39 AM

thanks for the guitar part in what about love



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Posted October 4, 2015 - 03:56 AM

"Honesty" now has guitar and bass, making it full-band.

 

Edit: I also knocked the pro-keys difficulty for "Honesty" down to three dots.  Those chords full of black keys still give me grief, but I can't honestly say for a "decent" keyboard player this song is any harder than "My Life", which Harmonix also rated three dots.  "Decent" is open to interpretation, but for now I'll just accept some of my three-dot-worthy skills are better than others.



#30 Hetz

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Posted October 4, 2015 - 04:18 PM

Thanks for the updates! :)

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Posted October 8, 2015 - 04:03 AM

"Witchy Woman" is now full-band, with guitar, bass and an improved drum track.  Special thanks to oscarj08 for feedback and advice on the drums!

 

With a band like the Eagles there are always tons of guitar parts to choose from.  Hopefully y'all like the ones I settled on.  This one just needs reductions before it's done, but I'm still going to tackle the remaining guitar and bass parts first. 



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Posted October 8, 2015 - 04:59 AM

Awesome to see Witchy Woman updated to full band.  Great work!



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Posted October 8, 2015 - 10:43 PM

:D



#34 JT007

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:09 AM

FujiSkunk  the guitar part of witchy woman dont appear in rock band



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Posted October 10, 2015 - 05:30 PM

Metadata nit alert:  the "A" in "About" in "What About Love" should be capitalized.



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Posted October 11, 2015 - 02:51 AM

FujiSkunk  the guitar part of witchy woman dont appear in rock band

 

If you had an earlier version of "Witchy Woman" in the game, you may need to delete your song cache and let it rebuild.  That's the down side of playing WIP's with missing instruments, I'm afraid.  Just to make sure, I downloaded my current version and put it on a memory stick without a cache, and I was able to play guitar.

 

Metadata nit alert:  the "A" in "About" in "What About Love" should be capitalized.

 

:brosius:

 

:brosius: :brosius:

 

:blink:

 

:psyduck:

 

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Sorry. :)

 

I was taught not to capitalize prepositions in titles, unless they don't actually serve as prepositions, that is, if they behave more like adjectives ("He Is Down and Out") or adverbs ("She Threw Up on the Cat").  The length wasn't supposed to matter: in, out, from, about, across, without... they were all to be treated equally, with none of this four-letters-or-fewer mess that Wikipedia is trying to impose on us.

 

The RBN docs mention not capitalizing prepositions, but then link to the Wiki guidelines where that "fewer than five letters" rule is given.  If I'm told C3 prefers Wiki-style titles, then I'll prop up the "a" in "about"... begrudgingly... under protest... :argh:   :D



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Posted October 11, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Proper grammar is not the way to go for song titles and artist names. Titles and names are chosen by the artists themselves, you can't correct them or change them (well you can but then you are not being accurate). Wikipedia usually is spot on, iTunes also helps for those "1 in a 100" cases where the name is not on Wikipedia. With that said, hopefully the last.fm API integration will take care of that.



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Posted October 11, 2015 - 10:44 AM

If you had an earlier version of "Witchy Woman" in the game, you may need to delete your song cache and let it rebuild.

 

Just a heads up: this is bad planning. When an author changes metadata information (anything cached, anyway), it should always be up to the author to compile the new version with a new ID to avoid the issue. Obviously you can say "fudge it, anyone who really wants to update will figure it out", but since you're taking this very seriously, you might want to follow a different route. ;)



#39 Hetz

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 12:51 PM

If you had an earlier version of "Witchy Woman" in the game, you may need to delete your song cache and let it rebuild. That's the down side of playing WIP's with missing instruments, I'm afraid. Just to make sure, I downloaded my current version and put it on a memory stick without a cache, and I was able to play guitar.



:brosius:

:brosius: :brosius:

:blink:

:psyduck:

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Sorry. :)

I was taught not to capitalize prepositions in titles, unless they don't actually serve as prepositions, that is, if they behave more like adjectives ("He Is Down and Out") or adverbs ("She Threw Up on the Cat"). The length wasn't supposed to matter: in, out, from, about, across, without... they were all to be treated equally, with none of this four-letters-or-fewer mess that Wikipedia is trying to impose on us.

The RBN docs mention not capitalizing prepositions, but then link to the Wiki guidelines where that "fewer than five letters" rule is given. If I'm told C3 prefers Wiki-style titles, then I'll prop up the "a" in "about"... begrudgingly... under protest... :argh: :D


I have the same problem. I only see the drums and vocals....and ive rebuilt the cache. It's really strange, all the others work fine. :(



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Posted October 11, 2015 - 02:21 PM

Proper grammar is not the way to go for song titles and artist names. Titles and names are chosen by the artists themselves, you can't correct them or change them (well you can but then you are not being accurate). Wikipedia usually is spot on, iTunes also helps for those "1 in a 100" cases where the name is not on Wikipedia. With that said, hopefully the last.fm API integration will take care of that.

 

So... the RBN docs are wrong? :brosius:

 

I'm kidding... mostly.  I don't take this as seriously as I'm letting on, but as the son of an English teacher, I do try to be correct about such things.  I think most of the time the artists just leave it up to the typographers and/or follow the rules as best they understand them.  I suspect if we followed exactly how names and titles appear on the original releases, a lot of things would be ENTIRELY CAPITALIZED.

 

If an artist has obviously stylized a name or title, tobyMac's (portable sounds) or the words of e e cummings's "up into the silence the green" set to music for examples, then of course I will follow that.  Otherwise I'd like to follow the correct rules, not Wiki's. :)

 

Just a heads up: this is bad planning. When an author changes metadata information (anything cached, anyway), it should always be up to the author to compile the new version with a new ID to avoid the issue. Obviously you can say "fudge it, anyone who really wants to update will figure it out", but since you're taking this very seriously, you might want to follow a different route. ;)

 

Ooookay.  That's going to affect how I have my project directories organized, but I'll work on it.  This is why I have a memory stick dedicated to WIP's so that things in flux won't affect things that aren't in flux.

 

Maybe I'll use the ten-thousands digit to represent cache-affecting revisions.  0xxxx for the first release, 1xxxx for the second and so on.  I suppose having only 9,999 slots for songs instead of 99,999 is a minor sacrifice. :)

 

I'm not at my XBox right now, and I'd like to give it a test before releasing, but once I'm back home I'll rebuild "Witchy Woman" with a new ID.  Hopefully that will fix the missing instruments.






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