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#1 yaniv297

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 05:48 PM

17.4 - Manic Street Preachers three pack!

 

I know I've been mostly busy with upgrading my old customs, but I felt like I needed a break to work on some brand new songs. And here they are! A three pack by the mighty Manic Street Preachers, with some songs long overdue for Rock Band. It's based on their 1994's masterpiece "The Holy Bible", featuring two tracks from this album, and also the huge single "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next". Now for the first time, with preview videos too! thanks doa for the videos!

 

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The opening track from the Manic's masterpiece, "The Holy Bible", and what an insane opening. Not a subtle opening, the song (right after an opening quote from a pimp), jumps into a tight guitar riff with alternating 7/4 and 4/4 time signatures, before kicking in with the not-so-subtle opening line "For sale? Dumb cunt, same dumb questions" and proclaiming that "All virgins are liars honey". It than explodes into a huge, and hugely NSFW chorus, before a rather calmer bridge with nice harmonies.
 
It's a huge, rocking explosive song, that gets pretty emotional near the end ("There is no part of my body that has not been used", exploring themes of sex trade and abuse. If "The Holy Bible" has been described as a "voyage into the depths of the human psyche", this song is the album in a nutshell, and it's a must for your library.
 
Check out the video too! It's not the final version but it's 99% close. I think I fixed one missing yellow tom in the choruses.

 

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Another track from the brilliant "Holy Bible", "Revol" is probably the most rocking song I've done yet. The second single from the album, it's full of explosive guitar riffs, a huge chorus, tricky lyrics which uses names of Russian leaders (and others too) to establish a point about the writer's own sexual frustrations and fears, while throwing in a few Nazi Germany references in the chorus (in German too!), because hell why not. It's the catchiest song in the Holy Bible, and manages to be a big anthem while being as f***ed up as the rest of the album. Have fun.
 
Check out the video too! It's not the final version but it's 99% close. I fixed the last word in the song - should be "revol" instead of whatever's in the video.

 

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Our final track of the pack finds the Manics 4 years later. Guitar player and Holy Bible lyricist Richey Edwards now isn't a part of the band, after his mysterious disappearance.

 
This is the Manics biggest anthem, most successful single and big show-stopper. It's a lot more anthemic and accessible than the Holy Bible tunes - even though the lyrics aren't particularly lighter ("If I can shoot rabbits, than I can shoot fascists"). It's probably the song you know from the pack, and it's a brilliant fit for Rock Band 3, using full advantage of the harmonies system. It's one of the most iconic rock anthems of the 90's, and it's here now for you.
 
Check out the video too! It's not the final version but it's really close. I think I fixed a minor mistake in the vocals in the first verse ("and cold" lyrics aren't in sync), and redone a bit of the guitar solo so it now has more strums I missed the first time around.

 

Thanks and have fun!

 

4.2 - David Bowie 3 Pack now fully updated!

 

Bowie Modern Pack now fully updated!

 

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My most popular custom (before I went full band) get it's full band treatment.
Bowie's last single, amazing song, title track of his Lazarus musical, and just brilliant all around. Not much guitar in it, but bass is brilliant, drums are great, and my favorite is pro keys, with the saxophone solo carefully charted. Have fun!

 

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Masterpiece from David Bowie. Somehow didn't make it to the album 'Blackstar', but it's one of the best songs he's done for years and one of my favorite customs of mine. Beautiful for every instrument.
 
Sadly no pro keys, as there aren't even chords for this song online, and any of my transcriptions wouldn't have been accurate enough. Too many diminished chords and stuff like that.

 

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To make this pack a bit less depressing, a great pop song from Bowie. Not very difficult on anything, but a lot of fun for everyone.
 
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Many thanks to atruejedi for helping out on those tricky harmonies!
 
A classic hit by Suede, "Trash" is one of the catchiest songs you'll find, and one of my favorite britpop classics. With brilliant vocals, tight rhythm section and a cool guitar part all over (nice solo too!), it's a really fun track for everyone! (Well, other than the keyboard player who doesn't really have too much to do).

 

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Yet another classic tune by Bruce!
"Prove it All Night" has been a concert staple for years, and it's more challenging to play than my previous Bruce tracks. Featuring a short but fiery guitar solo (Bruce is an underrated player IMO), very tricky drum fills and rolls by Weinberg, a tight bass line an excellent keys as always (combining piano, Hammond organ and a sax solo by Clarence), it's a joy for everyone in the band. And it's a great song!
 

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Completing the planned Pulp 3-pack (alongside 'Disco 2000' and 'Babies'), "Mis-shapes" opens their classic album "Different Class". And what an opening! A brilliant pop song with a huge chorus, upbeat drums, and just great fun all around. Highly recommended.
 

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Another brilliant classic from Neil, title track of a classic album, with some really nice guitar work and solos, and nice 'la la la's to sing along to. Also, ending edited so it won't fade out!

 

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One of my favorite songs that I authored. An absolute classic from the Replacements, a very emotional song for me. It's lovely to play and sing, and includes some nice trumpets and strings charted to keys. Really recommend to try that one.

 

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Many many thanks to:
grubextrapolate for charting guitar and bass
Jimi369 for charting vocals and harmonies.
 
The song probably needs no introduction, an absolute classic from Bowie, iconic guitar line, brilliant harmonies, and just a great song all around. Hope you have fun with it.

 

Also, "Walk On" by Neil Young have been updated thanks to some comments by Kloperte. The drum chart have been updated to fix some mistakes, and there's now a non fade-out ending too. So if you like the song, redownload the updated version! And if you have any feedback or comments about my customs, feel free to contact.

 

 

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One of my favorite songs that I've done. Nick Cave's music is usually known as gloomy and sad, but this is the total opposite. One word to describe this song - celebration. It's upbeat, fun, catchy, and just brilliant. Pro Keys are really tough and varied, drums are tight, but the highlight is vocals - Nick Cave's insanely varied vocal's take took me forever to chart, as he name-drops everyone from Karl Marx to Dylan Thomas, while accompanied by a church choir - who helps fill up this epic track, and you can sing along to them too. Lots of fun!

 

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The opening track from Neil Young's brilliant 'On the Beach', 'Walk On' is full of brilliant guitar lines, a brilliant bass groove and it's a blast to sing along. Another classic from Neil.

 

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Pulp's voyeuristic anthem, about a teenager who hides in his friends closet in order to watch her older sister have sex, is now in Rock Band in all it's glory!
 
Come sing this brilliant tune, play along to the catchy guitar lines that are literally all over the song, play the ultra tight rhythm section, or breeze along the easy keys part.

 

 

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It's been a good week for Springsteen fans. After "Pink Cadillac" and "Rosalita" made their way, two essential classics become full band customs today!

 

Many thanks to:

Spindoctor - who charted guitar and bass

MrBurpler - who charted pro keys and keys.

 

One of the greatest anthems Springsteen ever written, “Badlands” kicks off his 1978’s masterpiece “Darkness on the Edge of Town”. Since then it became a live staple (in fact it’s the second most played song in Bruce concert history – only behind “Born to Run”) and one of Springsteen’s most beloved song.

 

“Badlands” is also a perfect fit for Rock Band, and fun to play on all instruments. It’s based on a piano riff, and pro keys are quite challenging. Guitar is solid with a nice (albeit short) solo played by Bruce, drums by Max Weinberg are filled with entertaining fills (and one really quick drum roll!), bass by Garry Tallent is as solid as ever. And of course, vocals are a blast – both the lead vocal by Bruce, and the ultra-iconic and loud harmony voice by Stevie Van Zandt. In fact, while charting I discovered that for years when singing along, in large chunks of the song I’ve been singing the harmony part and not the lead!

 

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Many thanks to the great bsbloom, who did guitar, vocals, pro keys and keys!

 

A beautiful folk-rock ballad, and the title track of Bruce’s 5th album, “The River” tells the tale of Bruce’s brother-in-law. Led by an acoustic guitar and an haunting harmonica part, “The River” is a beautiful and touching tale of a man who re-adjusting his dreams, facing the harsh reality of life. It remains one of the most well loved songs in Springsteen’s catalog.

 

“The River” is based on acoustic guitar, so the guitar player will be playing a nice fingerpicking pattern, which develops into a strumming part. Keys are entertaining as well, alternating between harmonica, piano and organ. Bass is melodic and nice, drums are quite basic but still fun. And of course, singing the song is the highlight – and there’s also a nice harmony party by Stevie Van Zandt.

 

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My favorite custom I did so far. “The Ship Song” is one of those songs that are just magical. Essentially a love song, it’s one of Nick Cave’s greatest moments, a huge beautiful anthem, and one of those songs I feel everyone should know.
 
“The Ship Song” is at core a piano ballad, so the keys chart is interesting for sure. You’ll be mostly playing the piano part, played by Nick Cave himself, but also a bit of Hammond organ, and the beautiful vibraphone solo in the end. Drums are surprisingly entertaining, bass is melodic and beautiful. Guitar is mostly just chords, so it’s the least interesting chart.
 
And on top of it all, the 3-part harmony is absolutely beautiful. While the main vocalist sing the song, the other two singers will accompany him with “ohhh”s and “ahhh”s. The second singer will also harmonize in the verse and chorus, and even get to sing the lead vocal in the last chorus (as the lead vocalist has a spoken word part over it), while the third singer keeps the “ahhh”s going. It’s honestly a magical song, and hopefully a magical custom too.

 

 

 
It's two updates to existing ones - Bruce's magnificent 'Darkness' and Pavement's classic 'Gold Soundz', plus a brand new song with Pulp's hit 'Disco 2000'.

 

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

 

If you've wondered why Thunder Road, one of Springsteen's best songs (and my personal favorite) was suspiciously missing from 3 different Bruce packs... well here's your answer. A full band custom was in the making, collaboration with ejthedj, and now it's ready! Make sure you get it!

 

I would like to say a huge thank you to ejthedj, who done the majority of the work, including an absolutely insane (seriously, insane) pro keys chart. I've had a blast charting the drums (all difficulties) to this one.

 

 

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Have fun!



#2 DrJewge

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 06:33 PM

Wow! Some awesome tracks!
All I play are drums so it's great to have another dedicated drum charter about.

 

Any clues as to what future tracks we can expect?



#3 yaniv297

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 06:37 PM

Wow! Some awesome tracks!
All I play are drums so it's great to have another dedicated drum charter about.

 

Any clues as to what future tracks we can expect?

 

Thanks! There's much more to come, a lot I've already charted actually and just testing now. I really wants to make them good, so the testing sometimes takes a bit...

I'm new to this so I would love to hear any feedback on the charts :)

 

More from those artists, also a lot of other bands on my waiting list. So far I'm testing some Springsteen, Pavement, The Replacements, and many more bands are on the list.

 

In the meantime, here's a new 3-pack I just finished testing:

 

Suede 01

"So Young"

"The Drowners"

"Trash"

 

The best britpop band in the world (Sorry Blur and Oasis!) with this great three pack. Two classics from the first album, both really fun on drums, and my favorite Suede song - the huge anthem "Trash". Have fun and make sure you sing along!



#4 BornGamerRob

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 07:21 PM

Suede!

 

RE Your Expert Only:
You can use CAT reductions to at least get off the Expert only. I know there are a lot of people here who do like reductions, and at least using the automation gives them an option, even if it's not your handcrafted preference.

 

I'd definitely be willing to exchange some vocals for Suede for some drums. Been looking to chart more Vapors, so maybe that's up your alley. If you like Suede, it's up your alley. =-)

 

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#5 yaniv297

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 07:40 PM

I'll look into the cat thing, maybe I'll do the harder and the more popular songs.
Of course, if anyone wants to collab to make a full band song, I'll handle all difficulties by the book.

I'm ashamed to say I don't know Vapors - feel free to PM me some songs you wanna do! If I like them we can do them :)

And if you want to do Suede, PM me and I'll send you the RPPs and everything you need. I plan on doing more Suede sometimes too. I also want to do some Pulp who are similar, if you're into them.

#6 rcale

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Oh wow. You have great taste! Ive been desperate for some Suede (especially from Suede and Dog Man Star), so I really hope someone adds bass to your work. :)

E: Pulp too!

#7 yaniv297

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Posted October 16, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Oh wow. You have great taste! Ive been desperate for some Suede (especially from Suede and Dog Man Star), so I really hope someone adds bass to your work. :)
 

 

Next Suede pack will definitely have Dog Man Star tunes too :)

 

Anyway, just finished testing more customs! and it's more Neil Young! So many of his classics are missing, I had to do some of them :)

 

NEW! Neil Young Rock Classics Pack

"Everybody Knows This is Nowhere"

"Powderfinger"

"Walk On"

 

A three pack of great classic rockers by Neil. None too difficult, but fun to play! And Powderfinger chart keeps changing all the time (Seems like the drummer is figuring out his parts live...), which makes it quite annoying to chart but nice to play :)

 

Edit: Replaced Ohio with Walk On!



#8 yaniv297

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Posted October 17, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Another day, another pack! 

 

Bruce Springsteen Classics Pack

"Badlands"

"Backstreets"

"The River"

 

A pack of 3 absolute classics from Bruce. From the rousing "Badlands", to the chilly and beautiful "River", to the epic, amazing "Backstreets" - those are absolutely essential tunes IMO.

 

As noted, it's a shame those are drums only - if anyone wants to help me turn them into full band ones, I'll be so happy to do it!



#9 AJFOne23

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Posted October 17, 2017 - 01:22 PM

finally someone else doing Bruce  :excited:



#10 yaniv297

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Posted October 17, 2017 - 02:50 PM

There's a lot more Bruce coming, some very soon :).

Once again, if you want to chart guitars and other stuff for those songs, or at least some of them, it would be amazing.

#11 AJFOne23

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Posted October 17, 2017 - 04:43 PM

make sure you check my WIP. I have lots of Bruce in progress



#12 yaniv297

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Posted October 17, 2017 - 05:02 PM

Yeah I know, I'm not doing any of the first two albums because of you! I'm doing some later stuff.

#13 BornGamerRob

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 04:31 AM

Hey Yaniv! Thanks again for the contributions. Was just playing some of your stuff and noticed there is no drum fill sections so there's no way to initiate overdrive. I think that's because in Phase Shift, you author differently and they aren't necessary. Just thought I'd drop a note in case you hadn't realized you needed it for RB authoring. 


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#14 yaniv297

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 04:45 PM

Hey Yaniv! Thanks again for the contributions. Was just playing some of your stuff and noticed there is no drum fill sections so there's no way to initiate overdrive. I think that's because in Phase Shift, you author differently and they aren't necessary. Just thought I'd drop a note in case you hadn't realized you needed it for RB authoring. 

 

Oh thanks man! I honestly had no idea. I played it all in Phase Shift and was able to initiate overdrive easily. I'll go through the songs and fix it, thanks :)

 

What did you think of the charts otherwise?



#15 BornGamerRob

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 08:59 PM

 

Oh thanks man! I honestly had no idea. I played it all in Phase Shift and was able to initiate overdrive easily. I'll go through the songs and fix it, thanks :)

 

What did you think of the charts otherwise?

 

Played your Suede charts. Really good man. Awesome work!


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#16 yaniv297

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Posted October 24, 2017 - 02:42 PM

24.10 Update: It's been brought to my attention that since I didn't author drum fills, all those tunes were impossible to gold star in RB3 (I didn't know that, in Phase Shift you can activate overdrive just fine without it!). Also, because of a bug I've had, all the album artworks were wrong - there was a very bad resolution picture of Springsteen instead.

 

Because of that, I've updated all the songs to include drum fills and proper artwork.

If you've downloaded an old version, please replace it with the new one! And if you find any further errors, please write me. Thanks :)



#17 yaniv297

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Posted November 4, 2017 - 11:36 PM

Hello, here's 9 new songs!

 

Bruce Springsteen Classics 02

"Land of Hope and Dreams"

"No Surrender"

"The Promised Land"

 

Second Springsteen classics pack, and this time it represents several decades and not just the 70's! "The Promised Land" is another 70's classic from the Darkness album (see more below...), "No Surrender" covers the 80's, while "Land of Hope and Dreams" is an epic 7-minutes long fan favorite, debuted live in the 90's and finally released in 2012's "Wrecking Ball". All songs are a blast to play, so have fun!

 

Springsteen's Darkness at the Edge of Town pack

"Candy's Room"

"Darkness at the Edge of Town"

"Prove it All Night"

 

Even more Springsteen! And the second of the "classic albums" packs (after David Bowie's Low), it's a 3-pack of classics from the Darkness at the Edge of Town album. "Candy's Room" will test your endurance with a series of 16th notes (and it's a great song too!), "Prove it All Night" (my favorite of the bunch) is just a blast to play, while "Darkness" is a classic, powerful power ballad. With "Badlands" and "The Promised Land", I've now charted half of the album already. Hmmm...

 

The Replacements 01

"Can't Hardly Wait"

"Favorite Thing"

"Kiss Me On the Bus"

 

First customs in the database for the best punk band of all time! In my opinion of course. Anyway, each of their three classic albums is represented here. "Kiss Me On the Bus" (from "Tim") is a brilliant jangle-pop tune from, "Favorite Thing" (from "Let it Be") is full on, fast and loud punk (honestly I can't play it properly, it's too fast for me!) and my favorite Replacements song, "Can't Hardly Wait" (from "Pleased to Meet Me") is just a beautiful touching yet upbeat tune.

 

Also, there's another album pack coming very soon - 3/3 songs charted, 2/3 songs approved, I'm just having some difficulties with the tempo of the last one. Once I'll get it right I'll upload all three!

 

Hope you loved those! And as always, if anyone wants to chart more instruments - to anything - PM me!



#18 yaniv297

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Posted November 12, 2017 - 10:17 PM

Hey, it's time to release my first full band collaboration! If you've wondered why Thunder Road, one of Springsteen's best songs (and my personal favorite) was suspiciously missing from 3 different Bruce packs... well here's your answer. A full band custom was in the making, collaboration with ejthedj, and now it's ready!

 

Get it here!

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

 

I would like to say a huge thank you to ejthedj, who done the majority of the work, including an absolutely insane (seriously, insane) pro keys chart. I've had a blast charting the drums (all difficulties) to this one.

 

Also, on a minor note, I've updated 'Darkness at the Edge of Town' to include some missing tom hits from the pro-drums chart. So if you're playing pro, be sure to redownload it here.

 

There's much more coming, I'm quite busy at studying but there's more to look forward too!



#19 yaniv297

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Posted November 20, 2017 - 12:21 PM

A new release!

 

Pavement 'Crooked Rain Crooked Rain' 3-Pack

"Gold Soundz"

"Silence Kid"

"Unfair"

 

A 3 pack of highlights from one of the best rock albums of the 90's! Play along to the brilliant Gold Soundz (Pitchfork's best song of the 90's, and for a good reason!), the opener Silence Kid (man that tempo map was annoying to make, fun to play though!) and my personal favorite, the wild rocker 'Unfair'. Brilliant music and fun charts all around!



#20 yaniv297

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Posted November 21, 2017 - 09:55 PM

David Bowie Modern Pack

"Lazarus"

"No Plan"

"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"

 

We already have so much vintage Bowie, but how about some of the newer stuff? Lazarus is an heartbreaking tune from the amazing 'Blackstar', with great jazzy drumming. "No Plan" is an underrated outtake from Blackstar, and one of my favorite Bowie tunes ever. And to make this pack a bit less depressing - here's the ultra catchy "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" from Bowie's comeback album "The Next Day".






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