Tuesday, May 31, 2011

the website and other comments

apologies for the holdup on setting up permissions for the vmusic-oriented website ( http://vmusic.alreadyread.net/ ) i was putting up; unfortunately, setting up the permissions requires something a little more complicated than what i expected at the time and i'm too lazy to bother learning so in the mean time just go ahead and use mediafire or whatever for all your uploads until i get that setup when i'm not busy

for recording, you don't always have to be lined up during the actual recording process, some people do several takes on one recording and cut/split/shift/paste whereever it needs to be lined up during the later stages--for example, if you have two phrases separated by large gaps of rests, just do the second phrase whenever you're ready, and if you fuck it up, just start that phrase over while still recording, edit out the mishap and adjust the timing post-recording--we're playing individually online, not together, so don't get too wrapped up in playing everything all at once

if you don't have a way to combine your separate parts or edit them (if you're still using sndrec32.exe or some basic shit) then don't worry about it, they can be adjusted by anyone of us who might have the programs to do such

TIMING ISSUES (you know who you are...!): your notes should be evened out properly and not have one eighth note shorter or longer than another eighth note WHOOPS EXCUSE ME I MEAN "QUAVER" (ps shut up)--this is excepting of course, when the directions are to play, for example, two eighth notes as a quarternote+eighth note as a tuplet set

also keep in mind that there are posts below this that you should read as well, such as the date reminder

on top of that, my alto sax is in the shop, i ordered a Bb trumpet for cheap, and i have a new bow for my violin so i'm going to be expanding my musical vocabulary by 100%

Are you a bad dude?

Deadline for Fire Emblem Approaching!

June 4th

Are you a bad enough dude to get your recording done?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

harp & soul

wtf is with the big pictures in the blogposts goddamn man

anyway, here is what i recorded, a harp and piano chord version:

download harp & piano (fixed)
download a demonstration (with midi accompaniment)
in case you wondered what the piano part was in writing

if you prefer i leave out the piano then i can record it with just the harp track but i honestly don't think it'll be such a big deal as it sounds fine with it

i kinda felt like i wanted to introduce a flute somewhere to give an even more marching band style sound but maybe that can be written in later ¯\(ยบ_o)/¯

EDIT: also, if you have your own tracks to share, put them in the comments of this post because apparently it's designated as the new consolidation point for tracks

don't be late with your tracks, SERPERIOR, remember, it's due june 4th

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Seems like everyone has been busy lately. I hope recording/practicing is going well, and I just wanted to remind everyone of the deadline (If you are "lol wut" about that, read my last postIt's June 4th). Also come to irc, we miss you! :( If you can't irc, just let us know what's up via the blog.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


will be very busy with other things in life, will play the small part on fire emblem's theme (adding a left hand piano part if i can, i really wanted to add in a part for tuba but too busy) but might not play on the other two active songs but i will still be around on irc and respond occasionally when i'm free

and don't edit my post, clarinetaltobro

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Feel free to start recording!

Updates all up in this bitch.

Hey guys, lots to update you on. First of all, everyone can start recording Fire Emblem now. The sheet music is available here. Everyone is going to record their part separately this time. Feel free to record to the midi, as our piece is at the same tempo (120). Please try to use a metronome however! We also ask for editing sake leave 2 empty bars in the beginning of the recording. Once everyone has their parts done we will put it together and if everyone played at the right speed, then the song will sound ok. Record the song as a .wav file. If you need any advice on recording/equipment/programs, feel free to ask us in the irc. Use any microphone that you wish to record, you don't need top of the line equipment to do this. We are setting a deadline of June 4/11.

Here is who is playing what part:
Clarinet - ClarinetBro
Alto Sax - ClarinetBro
Trumpet - Serperior
Trombone - Ein
Euphonium - Razgriz
Violin I - Skullkid
Violin II - Skullkid
Bass - Jluvial
Harp (keyboard) - Foppy
Percussion - We are just going to use the midi

*Omicron: Jluvial tried to fit piano into the score but it just wasn't possible. Do you play another instrument at all? Also, since you don't get a chance to play in FE, we are going to score you into the side songs for sure. Are you ok with this? Sorry bro, we tried, unless you have any ideas?

As for the side song, we had a TIE for the final vote. We've decided we will do both songs, Guile's Theme & What the Forest Taught Me. This means that both songs will be played by smaller groups of our troupe. I know Razgriz has volunteered to arrange the side song, but do you want to do both songs buddy? Does someone want to take one and Raz does the other? The instruments that we use for both songs doesn't have to include the entire band, but I ask that piano be integrated in one (or both) songs so that Omicron can play since he won't get a chance to play on the Fire Emblem song.

Tl;dr Start recording. Everyone records separately. Upload your recording, post link here.