Hello, this is narutostarwars123456 from the Frets On Fire Forums. For a while now I have been aware of C3's use of my work and finally convinced myself to join and contribute directly. This thread will be probably the only place I will post new charts, and I may contribute to other projects on the forum.
For your convenience, I have drastically shortened my former username for this forum, feel free to refer to me by my new one.
Harmonies / Venues / Conversion / Reductions: AJFOne23
Venues / Conversion / Reductions: AJFOne23
I understand that most of this forum works with Rock Band customs, but please understand that most of my work is prepared for FoFiX/PhaseShift. I'm beginning to learn to use Reaper, but I am still comfortable and skilled with using Edits on Fire, which automatically creates the midis for Rock Band separately. Base work will be done in EoF first, then sent through Reaper for finalizing. Anything I'm too lazy to finish will be converted to RB3 by others.
Regarding Audio Sourcing and Quality:
In the past, I have had complaints about audio quality, and knowing that this being a more professional forum, there are higher standards to quality.
Please understand that nearly half of my music collection is taken from used vinyl records, all of which come from by-gone eras, and includes a lot of the music I intend to chart. Every vinyl I possess has been cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and digitally transferred using Audacity with click and noise removal applied. The degree of success on this depends on the quality of the medium (i.e. the amount of scratching, roughness and skipping). Thankfully a good portion of this music has come from my parents' collection, who took really good care of their records.
Hence, most of my records are free of terrible quality, though I have had cases of really bad copies (Journey's Infinity, Traffic's Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys), cases of copies that could be better (Jethro Tull's Aqualung, Yes' Going For The One and Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway), and cases where I need to redo the digital conversion (Vangelis' Albedo 0.39 and a few others). The only other issue here is the effect on the tempo, which can be due to the mastering on the record itself.
If I have determined (or asked by others) that the vinyl source is bad enough, then I will try to find another source for the audio, or anyone here on the forum is free to help provide it. To give warning and compensate for any of these issues sourcing information for each song / pack released will be included, and any additional modifications made.
Regarding File Quality:
My charting abilities have evolved over the years, ranging from not fretting enough (long ago), to about 2012-2013 when I was over-charting. It was only since mid-2015 that I really started to hone on what was being played. This is directly related to training my ears, but believe me, I have noticed that the biggest culprit here can be the mixing quality.
My methods of tempo-mapping have changed as well, again only recently starting to really ensure that it is done properly. I was able to chart fast and properly for a while, but I found that it really depends on how tight the musicians stick to the tempo. Sometimes charts were worked over a period of time, and some packs may include songs where I did not go back and fix the tempo maps to be as pristine (i.e. the Kansas pack, see notes for other songs in WIP Thread).
KANSAS Pack (10 Song Pack) to be released over time
Featuring remakes and fixes of songs from FoF Forum's Drum Project, along with four new songs originally planned for Drum Project 7.
Some of these were previously converted by AJFOne23, but now will have more instruments.
All songs will have Guitar/Bass/ProDrums/Vocals.
Can I Tell You from Kansas
Journey From Mariabronn from Kansas
Down The Road from Song For America
Song For America from Song For America
The Wall from Leftoverture
Miracles Out Of Nowhere from Leftoverture
Magnum Opus from Leftoverture
Portrait (He Knew) from Point Of Know Return
No One Together from Audio-Visions
Musicatto from Power
CURRENT STATUS: Drums, Bass, Vocals finished, most of the guitar parts done.
Conversion stage: 2
A Brief History of YES: 1969-1994
A retrospective of Yessongs from one of the greatest band's in the world of prog, YES. Running through my favorite period of the band's tenure, an (almost) full 25 years of good music, excluding some eras. Includes fixes of songs from my contributions to FoF Forum's Drum Project along with quite a few new songs. FEATURING most of a good Yes album, Going for the One!
Everything to be charted with Guitar/Bass/ProDrums/Vocals. New songs (*), upgrades/fixes to FB (&)
Looking Around(*) from YES
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed(*) from Time And A Word
America(*) from New Age Of Atlantic Sampler
Sound Chaser(*) from Relayer
Going For The One(*) from Going For The One
Turn Of The Century(*) from Going For The One
Parallels(&) from Going For The One
Wondrous Stories(*) from Going For The One
Release, Release(&) from Tormato
Does It Really Happen?(&) from Drama
Into The Lens(*) from Drama
Tempus Fugit(*/&) from Drama
Themes(*) from Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
Life Me Up(&) from Union
Silent Talking(*) from Union
The Calling(*) from Talk
And more... See my WIP Thread