First off, I want to say initial credit for this goes to Fat Ha1p3rt, for he put a ton of work into implementing it for himself. He told me, I thought it was great and I then asked if I could discuss it on the forums and see if we could get some opinions on it, and he somehow agreed which was pretty stupid because most people on here probably hate me, right?? Right???
I understand it's possibly something some users may or may not have already thought about, and I apologise if it's been posted and I've missed it. If you're thinking "hey I thought of this too!" then well done you, have some credit and a cookie and vote accordingly
Ok, crap jokes and banter aside, the idea is this:
Duplicating Guitar tracks on songs without a Keys/Pro Keys or Rhythm Guitar part to revoke the need for Keyboardist dropouts.
While it has many uses, what stands out to me is this:
- It would allow the usual Bass player to play against the Guitar player in a sort of homemade "score duel" mode (as they will be playing the exact same thing), except the rest of the band can still play too. In this instance the Keys Player could fill in for Bass. Or you can do w/e you want with it.
If every song in an individual's library had this feature implemented, there would not be mix-ups with songs with Rhythm Guitar parts or songs with Pro Keys, since Rhythm Guitar parts are denoted in the song title and Pro Keys songs can be identified by the difficulty dots on the "Pro Keys" section of the song info.
I figured it has as good a chance as anything to be picked up as a cool idea you guys might officially unofficially implement, since you guys came up with the whole Rhythm Guitar thing, which is obviously an original C3 idea. The only caveat I can think of is it may cause some confusion when it is first implemented for people unfamiliar with the concept would need to be "debriefed" and told why songs without Keys or Rhythm Guitar parts now have Keys tracks, since I don't think a denotation in the song title should be added.
As for implementation, Ha1p3rt kindly offered to write a quick guide on the quickest ways to duplicate the Guitar onto PART KEYS by hand, although I really hope this would appeal to the likes of Nemo and Farotone, so that they might consider adding to CON Tools or coding a simple standalone program to do the heavy lifting for people if enough of us like the idea (and of course only if you guys want to ).
Seriously, honestly think about it. I think it has a huge potential fun factor, and whether or not you guys decide to implement it properly, or write a quick program to do it to song batches for some of us, I'll likely be adding them to all mine anyway.
For me, it's a no-brainer. But it would be wicked if other people like the idea and it enhances their Rock Band experience too.
TL;DR: The post asks (if there is high enough demand) if we (those of us who'd use it) can have a program to quickly duplicate guitar tracks onto PART KEYS so those of us who frequently play Full Band or AIM would not have to keep dropping out the keys player.
To Clarify: Nothing as it stands in terms of the database or customs is to change - this is merely a feature for those who would like it.
Any replies (discussion/feedback/criticism/mindless screaming) is welcome and appreciated.