Hello everyone - In this thread I will post my current playable WIP efforts to chart full band customs. I hope to improve my skills over time working on different songs and also by receiving any feedback or assistance from this great community should anyone like to contribute.
Some comments, in no particular order:
- Any author is free to use any part of my songs to complete their own version, should they find anything useful. It’s all for the greater good.
- Constructive feedback, like ws54’s really awesome advice and charting examples on Devil In Disguise below, is always very welcome
- If anyone would be interested in collaborating by re-charting an instrument, that’s great. I have a particularly difficult time with drums it seems.
- Unless I am told by a moderator, I do not plan on adding these songs to the database as I consider them WIP and not good enough.
- I am only sporadically authoring and available on the C3 forum as my schedule allows, so my apologies in advance.
- I have practically no background in any of the requisite skillsets one should have for making customs songs, including time spent playing RB3 so my apologies in advance should I fail to understand something rudimentary.
My very first project is "Devil In Disguise" by Elvis Presley. I have spent many, many months just getting to this point but the song is playable (to my knowledge) in the game on Expert only (I know, sad, since this is a short/easy song). Some quick comments:
- Expert midi tracks are just copied over into H/M/E. I just started looking into CAT more today, but I plan on just reducing them manually. I kind of wanted to wait on that until this community told me if the Expert midi was OK or just complete garbage.
- I did this by ear for the most part as I had a lot of difficulty copying anything from the midis I found to my project tab once opened within REAPER. I struggled the most with drums, which should be easy for an author but I just can't hear it that well.
- My sincere apologies to anyone who has been working on this song. I intentionally wanted to work by myself on a simple, fun song from beginning to end, so I didn't look to collaborate.
Anyways thanks to you all for not only your help on this small project but for all of the unbelievable work you authors and programmers have done over the years.
Please let me know if the link or file do not work. I look forward to your feedback!