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Toys / Re: Milliontown Cover Questions
« on: February 24, 2009, 05:28:44 PM »
Quote from: "Jem"
Hello mate, what Fantom have you got?

Oh wow, hey! How are you doing?

I have a Fantom X8.

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Toys / Re: Milliontown Cover Questions
« on: February 24, 2009, 01:26:34 PM »
Quote from: "DannySoisSage"
I'm no keyboarder (although I am tempted by it tbh), but surely half the fun is in trying to create the sounds yourself? Covers aren't about sounding the same, you could make a completely awesome version of Milliontown that doesn't sound anything like Jem's, patch wise.

Especially with someone like Jem who layers sounds like rich tea's for dunking, it sounds like a lot of fun trying to come up with your own interpretations (that you then send to us :mrgreen: )

Well I typed out a huge response and the internets ate it.  Damn.

Okay -

1) Hadn't thought about making my own version of this, although certainly I would like to.  Maybe an all piano/vocals cover of this would be interesting.  I would probably have to cut some parts out but it would be interesting to see how this goes turned into a simpler/shorter song.  Or maybe not.  :-P Who knows!

2) My classical inclination is to learn the original and then create my own cover.  If I can go through and make approximations of what he is playing on keyboards and play with the recording, then from there I can start thinking about how to transfer that onto solo piano.  That's just what I'm used to.

3) Try the keyboards.  Go.  They're powerful.  They will consume you till your dear dead days.  (Okay corny, sorry!)

4) This could turn out to be a fun summer project.  I should probably work on transcribing the song itself first before I start creating patches.  That way I have a visual reference for what part of the song I'm in.  Seeing as how some of you have transcribed some parts already, it makes that portion of the job a tad easier.

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Toys / Re: Milliontown Cover Questions
« on: February 24, 2009, 12:27:44 PM »
Quote from: "leelustig"
Quote from: "eviani"
I figured.  I thought they'd have something in the liner notes about where samples were taken from but either he created them himself or he chose to exclude that information.  Bugger.  I suppose you could sample the opening of Milliontown but that's about it as anything within the song would be covered by the instrumentals.

Anybody have any idea what that large organ patch he is using for the hits when the song kicks in?
hmm.. i know what youre talking about but im not so sure its an organ he's using. then again, i have a weird ear. i hear lucious caverns from the korg x-50, but that may be too obscure... hmm... sounds like bells and strings to me with a very FROSTY wintery-kinda vibe...

I have been literally no help. i'm sorry.


Hahaha.  No worries.  I hear those sounds too but there is a definitely an organ in that.  Just listen to the album when it comes in after the quiet piano opening.  It's a whole mix of delightful and wonderful noises...I guess it will just have to be trial and error.

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Gear Corner / Re: Pro Tools 8.0
« on: February 20, 2009, 02:18:22 PM »
Quote from: "EVP"

I see there has been much discussion over at the DUC about the new GUI in PT 8.0.
The color scheme dosen't bother me too much but they got to at least have an option
for that control panel for laptop users. I think I'll march on over to the support page
and fill out the feedback form ;)

Yeah, I want to get one of those new Dell 23" widescreen LCDs with full HD resolution for video editing.  Then I can use my 19" for mixer windows and such or...something

I think they'll definitely have an option for the control panel for laptop users at some point.  It makes sense.  I have yet to install it on my macbook pro but I will get around to it just to see what the difference makes.  I guess for now we all just have to get fluent with our shortcuts and screen layouts to make the best of it.  It does run well and I've had a much easier time working with MIDI (the little that I do with it) and getting a track up and running.  I just need to re-learn shortcuts because it's been several months since I've done anything.

Funny enough, I only decided to start recording some of my ideas again since I listened to EIMA and bought the deluxe special edition 3 weeks ago and watched everything in one sit in .  Thanks Jem!

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Gear Corner / Re: Pro Tools 8.0
« on: February 16, 2009, 12:52:11 PM »
Quote from: "EVP"
Quote from: "eviani"
For now the Korg nanoKEY and Garageband suit my purposes.

I have the Nano Pad and I'm having a friggin ball with it!! With the "roll" button I can
do some crazy speed metal double kick patterns. I don;t even care about doing
proper drum parts with it at the moment,all I want to do is my own drum solo's  :evil:


Yeah, I'm definitely thinking about getting the nanoPAD as well at some point in the next couple of months.  I have the M-Audio Trigger Finger which I use to put scratch drums down, but I want the nanoPAD for when I travel as well since it's pretty tiny.  I need to get better at creating drum patterns on the pad.  I hear them in my head but have a tough time breaking down how to do it with my fingers on the pads.


BTW, I totally get what you mean with the size of PT8.  I used to have two monitors up at school with 7.4 and it was great, everything fit but I had to downsize when I got home from school because I didn't have the space.  I have a 19" LCD and I was noticing the other day how much "bigger" everything looks.  It's certainly time for an upgrade in monitor at some point in the future, just not now.  I'm really enjoying PT8 but I'm keeping my 7.4 copies handy in case I decide I need to downgrade because it's not working out for me.  I can't imagine what it's like on a 13.5" screen tho...

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Gear Corner / Re: Pro Tools 8.0
« on: February 15, 2009, 03:45:27 PM »
You know, I upgrade to PT8 a month ago and I'm still not sure what my final feelings are for it.  I really enjoy the plugins and the interface but some part of it (especially start up) are just super sluggish for me compared to 7.4.

I'm sure I'll get over it.

Buuuuuuuuut - installation went pretty smooth on my PC.  I have yet to try installing it on my macbook pro, but I have no reason to seeing as how I'm not traveling any time soon.  For now the Korg nanoKEY and Garageband suit my purposes.  I don't want to have to run between 2 floors to swap the usb lock from my desktop to the laptop whenever I want to use a different system.

So if it's any consolation to you Jem, I personally didn't have any upgrade issues but it does make sense to wait a while and let some updates be done on the system and see how people feel working with it.  I just got impatient.

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Ask Frost* / Re: EIMA remixes
« on: February 15, 2009, 03:41:56 PM »
Pro Tools stems? Seriously? OMG.  If this actually came to light I'd be super excited.  Not that I'm already not.  But I've always wanted a Pro Tools garden...

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Frost* / Re: EIMA bonus dvd menu music
« on: February 15, 2009, 03:35:38 PM »
Yeah, that clip is pretty stellar.  I can't wait for the EP.  I can't get enough of this band!

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Frost* / Re: Pedro's Toys video - The Walkthrough.
« on: February 11, 2009, 01:55:52 PM »
You've probably answered this many times - but how in the WORLD did you make that video ? Did you really do that all exclusively in Little Big Planet ? I was very impressed with it and I loved it! How long did it take you to make that?

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Toys / Re: Milliontown Cover Questions
« on: February 11, 2009, 01:52:55 PM »
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I tried the organ patch.  I still had cravings.

Well, I'm not sure any patch can help you if you're having cravings for organs...

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Toys / Re: You and I Experiments (RWA-remix)
« on: February 11, 2009, 01:52:06 PM »
Wow - I really love this! This makes me listen to the song in a whole new way.  The string lines that you put in are great - very PT-esque in my mind, well without it being so gloomy ;)  Great stuff man! (And nice drumming!)

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Toys / Re: Milliontown Cover Questions
« on: February 11, 2009, 03:53:35 AM »
Har, har, har guys..... ;) Thanks for the welcome lol

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Toys / Re: Milliontown Cover Questions
« on: February 10, 2009, 11:10:30 PM »
Well...no....but that large organ/combo sound he's using.  There's organ, strings and some other sounds in that those hits that make them sound very big and larger than life.  Even with the Frost* Reports I still can't quite figure out what makes up that sound he's using under the lead line.

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Toys / Re: Milliontown Cover Questions
« on: February 10, 2009, 10:54:46 PM »
I figured.  I thought they'd have something in the liner notes about where samples were taken from but either he created them himself or he chose to exclude that information.  Bugger.  I suppose you could sample the opening of Milliontown but that's about it as anything within the song would be covered by the instrumentals.

Anybody have any idea what that large organ patch he is using for the hits when the song kicks in?

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Toys / Re: Milliontown Cover Questions
« on: February 10, 2009, 05:55:34 PM »
Thanks for the welcome! Any idea about where to look for those samples?

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