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Backing Track Challenge - 277 Epic Power Ballad

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Mellencaster, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Alan L Cole

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    Thanks Mike:

     
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  2. Mellencaster

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    I thought this had sent out this post earlier this morning before I left town for the day, I just realize my internet shut off.I guess better late than never :)
     
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  3. Alan L Cole

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    Awesome!
     
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  5. DrB

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    Thanks for the track.



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  6. guitarsophist

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    Nice track! Tele neck pickup through Plexi sim.

     
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    Here's mine. I found this one a little tricky and difficult to settle on something I liked. Guitar is kit Tele (serial bridge/neck). EHX Tone Corset -> Monoprice 5w -> Bugera Power Soak -> Hotone Binary IR Cab -> Ammoon PockEcho delay (galaxy setting) -> Audacity room reverb.

     
  8. ASATKat

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    This is my same take but I adjusted levels and redid the shred, for my ability this is good shred, but I sure admire the guys that can really do it,

    I chose to play 2nd to the piano and just play background swells, except my 8 bar pretty solo, the piano had the melody, just ornament I say. and then my two shred choruses,

    I'm no shredder, I'm a wimp shredder, that pretty much makes me a shrimp lol,,,

    This is the better version, I hope the folks that listened to the other one give this one a shot,

    Beauty And The Shrimp
     
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  9. udoering

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    @Thoughtfree : surprising and creative opening; the whole track sounded quite unique to me.
    @NWinther : good idea to let the piano play as an opening. Your sound is very powerful as your playing, just a little low in some sections.
    @SbS : when the song started, I thought that it sounded very tasty, really sweet. But then I had the problem that I could not hear quite well what you were playing; seems like a "too low level and too much reverb"-problem to me. Maybe it´s my hearing, wonder if someone else had the same problem.
    @bigbreak : just beautifully played and recorded!
    @fendrguitplayr : I dig your calm, relaxed playing and the synthesizer.
    @knh555 : love it! The acoustic guitar, the slow and calm building up. I enjoyed it so much.
    @JCL50 : very nice! I think that your opening and the building up is quite tasteful! Also like what you played along with the chorus (or however you want to label those parts).
    @Mjark : nice version with a bluesy touch; like your calm, melodious playing.
     
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  10. chris m.

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    Here you go-- took a few tries but I went for the whole shredder kind of lead, channeling my inner Neal Schon I guess. Ibanez RGAT62, bridge pickup, into RAT, into Boogex guitar VST into Scarlett Focusrite into REAPER.

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  11. udoering

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    @Alan L Cole : sorry, Alan, I had problems with this track; you played some beautiful lines, but some notes didn´t seem to it in at all, and the guitar sounded a little out of tune. Usually I don´t care about videos, but this morbid one draw my attention!
    @Mellencaster : another sweet version; love your guitar sound and your melodic playing with that rock attitude.
    @ASATKat : beautiful opening, lot´s of atmoshere. You surprised me with the chorusses, didn´t exspect that heavy metal playing!
    @DrB : epic, skilled playing; entertaining all the way through!
    @guitarsophist : good work with creating a definite theme and keeping it! Nice melodic playing; a little more (or maybe another kind of) saturation would have it a little easier for you regarding sustain.
    @bgmacaw : you brought in another vibe with your playing; no label for that comes to my mind, but I like it.
     
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    Huh??
     
  13. udoering

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    During the first chorus. Your guitar can be heard, but the violin section is very loud there.
     
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    WHAT???? :D On purpose to fit in....sounds balanced here both on monitors and headphones...
     
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    I think left & right guitars gave it depth and fluidity... nice!

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    Never mind. I know that tracks can sound very different depending on device and volume.
     
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    Thanks, it's a patch in the Korg Pandora, not a synth.
     
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    Not to worry my friend. I prefer that kind of feedback to a disingenuious pat on the back. Yeah, I wasn't happy with my take. I may take another try at it. Thank you Ullrich.

    Edit: I enjoyed your track Ullrich. Sweet tone and phrasing and the duel guitar tracks worked very well. I've cut back on track-commenting for a number of reasons but I do appreciate your and everyone's time and comments.
     
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    Quite successful, I think! Sounds good.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I had kind of ambient guitar making noice in the right, and frequency range is quite similar. That and backing track's more powerful parts may cause the guitar in the left disappear. Also noticed it varies with different source/speakers/headphones.

    Yeah, maybe too shy with the levels still.
     
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