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#1 Shroud

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Posted July 2, 2019 - 09:31 AM

[Updated 04.06.2020]
 
 
NEW CUSTOMS
 
Annie Lennox - Walking on Broken Glass (DONE)
done: multitrack audio, tempo map, pro keys, vocals, harmonies, guitar, bass, drums, reductions, animations, basic keys
missing: -
 
Roxy Music - More Than This (RELEASED)
link: http://customscreato...han-this-r26144
 
Crash Test Dummies - Afternoons and Coffeespoons (RELEASED)
lnk: http://customscreato...eespoons-r26143
 
Crash Test Dummies - The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (RELEASED)
link: http://customscreato...-pumpkin-r25646
 
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl (RELEASED)
link: http://customscreato...mic-girl-r24224
possible future upgrades: multitrack audio, manual venue
 
 
UPGRADES                                                                                        
 
Hi all, as I am just starting to learn charting, I have decided to set my first targets to upgrading some existing customs which are missing parts, rather than go straight into authoring a full song by myself.
 
I am currently planning to work on the following customs. I've already sent some messages to the original authors to ask for permission (one already responded and agreed), but I am also telling publicly in case someone else wants to comment.
 
Queen - My Melancholy Blues (DONE, ready for release)
link: http://customscreato...ly-blues-r11096
author: farottone
missing: Keys (done), Pro Keys (done)
also needs: practice sections (done)
optional upgrades: multitrack audio (done)
 
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl (REMADE AS NEW CUSTOM)
link: http://customscreato...mic-girl-r17767
author: @bostengaable
missing: Vocals, Bass, Pro Keys, all reductions
also needs: tempo map fixes
 
Deep Purple - Woman from Tokyo (ON HOLD)
link: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/woman-from-tokyo-r8943
author: @oscarj08
missing: pitch for vocals, Keys, Pro Keys
 
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (ON HOLD)
link: http://customscreators.com/index.php?/page/index.html/_/comfortably-numb-r19808
author: @MaybeTowelie
missing: Pro Keys, all reductions
also needs: guitar chart fixes
 
 
 
PROSPECTS                                                                                        
 
Annie Lennox
 
Little Bird
Why
 
Crash Test Dummies
 
God Shuffled his Feet
When I go out with Artists
 
Eighth Wonder
 
Wild Love
 
Elvis Costello
 
Accidents will Happen
Green Shirt
Senior Service
 
Steve Lukather
 
The Bomber
 
Sting
 
I Hung my Head
 
Tears for Fears
 
The Hurting



#2 TheSheepQueen

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Posted July 2, 2019 - 09:52 AM

Just some quick advice: Unless the person has been inactive for months, you're really better off waiting for all the authors' answers, as far as I've seen upgrading without authorization is sometimes not very well received ;)


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#3 Shroud

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Posted July 2, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Of course!

bostengaable has already agreed so I can start with his custom, even though it might be the most challenging one.

#4 Shroud

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Posted July 27, 2019 - 05:38 AM

All right, so I made my decision and my first custom ever is going to be:

Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl

I owe it to my wife since it's possibly her favourite song :)

But in an interesting turn of events this will be an entirely NEW custom, not an upgrade. Honestly I was having so much difficulty upgrading, and I was foreseeing to change so much of it, that I decided to start from scratch. Sorry to bostengaable for breaking my original promise!

On the bright side, beta version (expert only) is almost ready, if someone is interested in being a tester let me know!

Here's the project status:

Tempo map: done
Drums: done
Guitar: done
Bass: done
Keys: missing done
Pro Keys: done
Vocals: done
Overdrives & unisons: missing done
Animations (basic): done
Practice sections: done
Beats/Events: done

The following will wait until after beta testing, because most of them depend on the expert charts or they require in-game verification:

Audio equalization/compression: missing done
Reductions: missing done
Harmonies: missing done
Animations (advanced): missing done (drums and keys, skipping guitar/bass LH)
Dryvox: missing done
Venue: missing skipping because the autogen is good enough

Given that the minimum content is almost there, I am very confident I can complete this first project :)
 
update: first version completed and built in Magma

update: tested, fixed, tested...

update: applying the last fixes



#5 Atruejedi

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Posted July 27, 2019 - 09:35 PM

Smart idea, upgrading existing customs. This'll wade you into the authoring waters. Good luck!


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#6 Shroud

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Posted August 1, 2019 - 08:13 AM

I am having problems trying to figure out the harmonies... in fact I am not even sure the background singer(s) are harmonizing at all or merely doubling the main vocals in the chorus!

 

Is there a harmonies expert around I can ask for suggestions?



#7 Shroud

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Posted August 7, 2019 - 06:18 AM

Well it's uploaded now, I've done my best in something close to 60 hours of work... "the rest is up to God" :D



#8 a2dmusic

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Posted August 7, 2019 - 06:42 AM

I do hope that My Woman from Tokyo gets a look later though!



#9 Shroud

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Posted August 7, 2019 - 07:18 AM

I do hope that My Woman from Tokyo gets a look later though!

 

We shall see... I also would like to see keys and pitched vocals added to that song because I'd like to play it myself, but I have learned that upgrading an existing custom is harder than I thought.



#10 a2dmusic

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Posted August 7, 2019 - 08:12 AM

Cheers for your efforts -- customs are a lot harder than one thinks til we're in the thick of it (as a newb myself), so I get it  :shobon:



#11 Shroud

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Posted December 12, 2019 - 02:11 PM

I want to start charting a second custom. At the moment I am considering songs from the following artists, so I would like to know if anyone already has something in the works:

 

Annie Lennox

 

Little Bird

Walking on Broken Glass

Why

 

Crash Test Dummies

 

God Shuffled his Feet

When I go out with Artists

(something else from the same album...)

The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead

 

Eighth Wonder

 

Wild Love

 

Elvis Costello

 

Accidents will Happen

Green Shirt

Senior Service

 

Steve Lukather

 

The Bomber

 

Sting

 

I Hung my Head

 

Tears for Fears

 

The Hurting

 

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I've been experimenting with spleeter to create DIY multitracks, so which song I will decide to chart next depends on a few factors:

 

- spleeter results quality

- general presumed difficulty of all instruments

- availability of keyboard transcriptions to spare me from insanity

- encouragement and requests



#12 Shroud

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Posted February 14, 2020 - 07:50 AM

Updated first post, currently working on my second custom but now on hold in order to first complete keys upgrades for Queen - My Melancholy Blues.



#13 Atruejedi

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Posted February 14, 2020 - 11:41 AM

Would love to help out with God Shuffled His Feet if you need any guidance!


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Vocals Charting Philosophy - Because sometimes less is more
Packing Like a Pro - The Guide for a Legit Wii Library
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#14 Shroud

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Posted February 19, 2020 - 01:00 PM

Would love to help out with God Shuffled His Feet if you need any guidance!

 

Thanks! Let's see, I might do this song next after I finish the current one so I'll let you know. I have taken the music score of the whole album from the local library, it ain't great but it makes charting vocals and keys much easier.



#15 Shroud

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Posted February 25, 2020 - 03:28 PM

I have finished "Crash Test Dummies - The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" and uploaded it to the database. It's only my second custom, and it's also my first with DIY multitrack :)



#16 Shroud

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Posted April 13, 2020 - 10:13 AM

Started working on "Crash Test Dummies - Afternoons and Coffeespoons".

 

Moved future prospects to first post.



#17 Atruejedi

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Posted April 13, 2020 - 09:00 PM

Started working on "Crash Test Dummies - Afternoons and Coffeespoons".

 

Moved future prospects to first post.

 

Great song! Looking forward to it. Reach out if you hit any speed bumps!


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"Like a madman laughin' at the rain" - My custom song releases
Freelancers wanted! - Works-in-progress
"One-Trick Pony" - Details of my contributions in the database!
In-Depth Eclectic Suggestions - Let's collaborate!

Vocals Charting Philosophy - Because sometimes less is more
Packing Like a Pro - The Guide for a Legit Wii Library
Last.fm Profile - Let's be snobs together.


#18 Shroud

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Posted April 25, 2020 - 08:12 AM

 
Great song! Looking forward to it. Reach out if you hit any speed bumps!


Thanks, but this one was fairly easy :)

The only instrument which gave me issues is the guitar, but not so much charting it... I believe I have charted it quite faithfully, but my problem is that I think strumming guitar parts just never feel good to play with RB plastic guitar controllers.

Oh and I also hated charting 5-lanes keys. I was proud of myself for charting Pro Keys by ear this time, but converting to that stupid 5-gems-only version was a pain... all chords get butchered, solos need to be wrapped, it really sucks! I hate basic keys, they don't make sense to me.

Anyway I'm almost finished. I only need to add harmonies and do another testing round.

#19 Shroud

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Posted April 29, 2020 - 05:52 AM

Well Afternoon & Coffeespoons is finished already but my testers (i.e. kids) have been busy with homeworks so I haven't been able to test all the reductions yet. In the meantime I have started another custom and now I am in the middle of More Than This.

#20 Shroud

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Posted May 2, 2020 - 11:35 AM

More Than This is finished also. Now if only wife and kids would stop playing GT6 all the time and give me the PS3 back, I could test and finalize these two customs...  <_<






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