What's the best part about Rock Band? For me, it was all the new songs that I had never heard before I played and the way that I was able to be introduced to them. Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Rocksmith have guided my music tastes down the path to where they are now. Anyway, the point is that in order to introduce people to new songs through custom content in this game, all worry needs to be eliminated. If someone's going to take the time to download a song they've never heard before, they need to know that they'll enjoy it once they turn on the game. There's definitely something to be said about the massive amount of custom songs available here. Although, there is a quality problem. I'm not bashing anyone, when I first started doing this I made my fair share of terrible charts. I know I have charts in this very database that I'm not proud of that I need to fix or remove completely. Which brings up... The Review Board. Back from the dead. Roll your eyes, it's fine.
The Review Board had some big problems. The number one problems is that it was not fun. Reviewing songs takes time and there was no personal incentive to being a part of it. I thought (and still think) it would have been extremely beneficial to the community had it worked out. So I am reincarnating it as something completely different, and hopefully it works out this time.
One of the other big problems with the review board was that all the members were treated as if they had no authoring flaws, which could've quite possibly been true for the other 4 members, but it definitely was not for me. I'm not great at authoring drums, or harmonies, or keys. I know my weaknesses and my strengths and I assume the rest of you do as well. So, with that said the way membership works is going to be different this time and hopefully I can get some volunteers.
Each member will have specialties. They might have one specialty, they might have more than one specialty. They might have all the specialties. So it will look something like this:
And so on... So each song submitted to the "Board" would need two passing votes per instrument/part. And this is where a nice addition comes in. If a song just barely missed the mark (one or two non-passing instruments for example) it will be posted in the thread as a song that needs a little help (with the original authors permission). In which case, one of the fine authors in this community can grab the files, fix the part, and it will make the cut.
As far as board members go: there are no deadlines, there is no certain amount of work you HAVE to do. You can be a board member and not review every song that gets submitted. I am going to do as much work as possible on this so that everyone else has to do less. As long as your willing to help out some, you can be on the board if you want to be. I don't want anyone to feel like this is going to take up a ton of their time. Songs will be submitted and they will be approved (or not) whenever they get approved (or not). The submitters need to understand that we are all just regular people who only have a certain amount of free time per day, just like anyone else.
So to start this big project (and to give me some time to gauge community interest and hopefully gain some board members) I am announcing a big collaboration pack with only three guidelines:
1. The song must be family-friendly (no explicit language, no reference to drugs, no reference to sex or big booty bitches)
2. The song must be from an artist that has not already been approved to be in the pack
3. All songs will be reviewed and approved as per the methods stated above
If I don't get any interested board members, this will fail. Which is fine. I'm just giving this one more good try. (we will still release whatever songs have been authored in a big pack regardless) If you want to be included in the pack, post the songs you're interested in submitting in this thread and I'll add them to the OP. Don't overload the thread with a bunch of songs unless you've made some progress on them
All songs must have manual reductions, harmonies, overdrive, song sections, the works. I can probably help out with overdrive and song sections if that's not something you typically do.
- Bart Crow Band - Wear My Ring [Country]
- Black Sabbath - God Is Dead? [Metal]
- Chris Stapleton - Parachute [Country]
- Niall Horan - Slow Hands [Pop]
- Of Mice & Men - Pain [Metal]
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Hump de Bump [Alternative]