My name is Mike, I go by Onyxite, and I've been charting mostly prog & metal RB customs for a few years. I did a large amount of drums charts for someguy913 and his Twitch chat back when he streamed RB drums regularly, including a good third or so of Dream Theater's discography, and ever since the C3 community database launched I've started back up doing full band charts.
I have a... particular charting style for drums and the other pro instruments -- I strongly believe Rock Band transcriptions should be as motion-accurate as possible, closely emulating the movement and feeling of the original instrument parts. This means I break from "Harmonix style" in some areas: for example, I generally don't put open hihat drum gems on a different pad from closed ones, I almost always chart ghost notes even if they are not audible in the full mix, and I'm not afraid to put drum gems on unorthodox pads to better map to the original drummer's kit layout. But, I also believe Rock Band should never be artificially harder than the real instruments -- if an instrument feature is missing in-game, better to make it too easy than too hard.
I greatly admire and strive to emulate other authors who follow a style a similar to this, including (but not limited to!) Grinnz, mazegeek999, TheLieInKing, Confury, Bloodline, DragonTaser, Septekka, and CyclopsDragon.
I'm also a programmer, and for as long as I've been doing customs I've been developing a tool to help make them. It functions as a "front-end" or preprocessor for Magma, which can process your audio files (pad, trim, add count-in sounds, etc.) and transform your MIDI file (difficulty reduction, double bass pedal reduction, automatic BEAT track, etc.) before handing them off to Magma. I've also built a fairly kickass "web preview" app that plays back Rock Band charts in the web browser, which you may have seen from the video link on some of my database customs. Both of these are under development and may get public releases in the near future
All charts below have count-in sounds, practice sections, and automatic difficulty reductions (including pro keys). A few have manual reductions as noted. All 2x Bass Pedal songs come in both 2x and 1x versions. Phase Shift packages include the 2x Bass Pedal version as Expert+ difficulty. I'm always open to collaboration; if you want to merge work with any of my unfinished charts, or contribute reductions/venue/etc., just shoot me a message!
Edited by onyxite, August 21, 2019 - 03:42 AM.