Poll: What do you care about in a custom?
Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:02 AM
Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:08 AM
Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:14 AM
if it's in the songs.dta file it will be obvious, just need to know which songs have it. if not, only other option is two channels after backing become sing-alongs.
Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:34 AM
Have you guys found singalong tracks on pre-RB3 DLC?
if HMX has released songs post RB3 with it on, why haven't we found it?
The live Iron Maiden songs have prevalent singalongs, and "Fear of The Dark" is a good example.
Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:51 AM
('creep' ( 'name' "Creep" ) ( 'artist' "Radiohead" ) ('master' 1) ('context' 4) ( 'song' ('name' 'songs/creep/creep') ( 'tracks' ( ( 'drum' (0 1 2 3 4) ) ('bass' 5) ( 'guitar' (6 7) ) ( 'vocals' (8 9) ) ) ) ('crowd_channels' 12 13) ( 'pans' (0.00 -1.00 1.00 -1.00 1.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 -1.00 1.00 -1.00 1.00 -2.50 2.50) ) ( 'vols' (0.00 0.00 0.00 -1.50 -1.50 -3.00 -2.50 -2.50 -4.50 -4.50 -3.00 -3.00 -4.50 -4.50) ) ( 'cores' (-1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1) ) ( 'drum_solo' ( 'seqs' ('kick.cue' 'snare.cue' 'tom1.cue' 'tom2.cue' 'crash.cue') ) ) ( 'drum_freestyle' ( 'seqs' ('kick.cue' 'snare.cue' 'hat.cue' 'ride.cue' 'crash.cue') ) ) ('midi_file' 'songs/creep/creep.mid') ) ('song_scroll_speed' 2300) ('bank' 'sfx/tambourine_bank.milo') ('anim_tempo' 16) ('preview' 106000 147167) ( 'rank' ('drum' 110) ('guitar' 225) ('bass' 225) ('vocals' 110) ('band' 140) ) ('genre' 'alternative') ('decade' 'the90s') ('vocal_gender' 'male') ('song_location' 2) (downloaded TRUE) (exported TRUE) )
Posted June 11, 2013 - 10:33 AM
What do the pan values greater than -1.00 to 1.00 mean? Does that make the crowd sounds come out of rear speakers when Dolby is enabled?
Posted June 11, 2013 - 11:44 AM
It's easy to notate. The thing that might be hard to do with Magma is export the mogg with an additional stereo track beyond the backing. Note that the pans for singalongs are -2.5 and 2.5.
you guys are aware that we have the source code to oggenc, which is what creates the mogg, right? I'm just saying, it might be doable after all.
Posted June 11, 2013 - 02:19 PM
Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:03 PM
I think oggenc creates the mogg, but not the mogg header.
yeah, but if I can add the sing-alongs to the ogg before Magma adds the header, we're good. and I believe this should be doable.
i'm going to send you some interesting info later today
Posted June 11, 2013 - 08:47 PM
Another thing I'd like to ask. Have there been other vocal percussion soundbanks? I saw a cowbell2 when I looked inside the disc.
Posted June 11, 2013 - 09:18 PM
by the way, the oggenc source I'm talking about comes with Magma itself, since oggenc is open source. that's the one I'd be using.
Posted June 13, 2013 - 04:33 PM
Posted June 14, 2013 - 09:21 AM
Main thing I care about is, is it a good song? Do I like it, and/or will party guests like it. Followed closely by, are the tracks fair? I don't know enough about authoring to know what is and isn't RBN or Harmonix quality. I'm certainly not trying to judge anyone's authoring. I have played a couple customs where stuff seemed near impossible to hit. So I care about fairness. It isn't a deal breaker, but if I feel I know a song and I can't do good on it, it's kind of a downer. But I really don't know how much control an author has over that. I mean the vocals track. I've seen some straight up unfair drum tracks (I think they're 2x bass pedal, though not marked as such). I feel bad for the drummer (I married her) but honestly, I really only judge the vocals. Let others judge the rest; I'm in no position to.
For what it works; hope it helps.
Posted July 23, 2013 - 04:36 PM
Anyway, I'm a bit late to the party here, but I was surprised myself actually that I feel this way now. A couple of months ago I wouldn't have really cared. I guess I'm becoming a bit difficult with age =)
I'd still get a non-multitrack custom if I really love the song, but I'm much more likely to give an unknown/"not so great" song a chance if it's based on multis.
Posted October 26, 2013 - 05:12 PM
I think the variety and features available here so far is excellent.
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