Thursday, June 30, 2011

New guys and New Songs

Finally, trumpets! and enthusiastic ones at that.

We've already got 2 new side songs on the way, Both the Song of Storms from Zelda and the Pokemon Center. The more vidya music the better, amirite? If anyone has any feasible ideas/dream songs, let us know, lets try to play as much as we can
People actually FINISH recordings. I'm not naming any names, and i realize you guys actually have a life unlike myself, but still, lets try to finish what we start, you know?

Pokemon National Park's Violin part.

I've been thinking these past few days about the violin part while I've been practicing against it.

1. Why isn't this part played by some woodwind? Fast notes like this are probably much easier on a woodwind that doesn't have to worry about bowing.

2. Why does it have five flats? I know it can be composed better so that it isn't such a pain in the butt to finger.
3. The ending needs to be fixed. It doesn't fit.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

fire emblem sax part done

screw my ethics teacher in the goat ass (she really is a goat and an ass at the same time)

also, here is my sax part, it's not perfect, but which part of the recording is

(i admit that i jluvial'd it up and did only a couple takes and copy-pasta'd the rest)

i do not think it is synchronized in the way that you can just import it into your project workspace (it's synchronized to the midi delay for timing tests instead), as in you have to synchronize it manually, but at least it's only asking you to shift the entire track, not segments of it

furtheremore, here is a harp+piano file with a boost in volume so it is more audible, otherwise, it is pretty much the same recording as before

no trumpet yet but if you can find someone else in the meantime while i figure it out then i'm not worried about it

Saturday, June 25, 2011

What do you think?

So I was listening to the 100bpm midi for National Park, and I was really wondering why it sounded so different (and better) from what we recorded. Timing issues aside, I concluded that in the midi the cello used a bow and didn't staccato. I know that in our version it was written that both the violin and the cello were originally supposed to staccato, and then the violin was changed to bow since it was easier. What I am thinking is that maybe the cello should bow too. It gives a nice solid base foundation in harmony for the other instruments to play off of. I dunno, to me the staccato just sounds kinda hollow. Is it easier to bow the cello part Jluvial? Does anyone else agree with me? Either both stringed instruments should bow or staccato, not have opposites. It just clashes I think.

The midi just sounds so warm and nice with those bowed cello notes. Just saying :3
What do I know though, I play a penis instrument lol.

Also included: A picture of Ein during happier times. Enjoy.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dat Progress

Good news everyone! Fire Emblem is sounding better than ever. I let my mom listen to it and she just assumed it was me playing over some professional group or something. Special props from my mom to skull, clari and jlu, she loved the violin and clarinet and my mom didn't even know contra-bass existed, she was all like, "why does that tuba sound so different?" Haha, and all thats left is Ein's run and we need a pic related, but overall I think its really, really good guys.

Onto the next performance, something I've been waiting to do for a while: National Park. Tempo on this one is gonna be 100BPM, so set those metronomes and play away. Yes, its gotta be a complete fresh recording, but it'll sound great, just look how fire emblem turned out, trust me. How do we feel about a recording deadline? I think at the LATEST it should be July 5th, which also happens to be my birthday. That should give enough time for our members who actually happen to have a life.

Instrumentation is
  • Clarinet (obviously clari)
  • Flute (his GF.....?)
  • Euphonium (myself)
  • Violin (grog or skull, whichever of you wants to play pretty much)
  • Drum set ( main man jlu, i want that perc track early, makes my editing job so fresh and so clean)

There was also a little talk on the irc about us maybe getting a youtube, I still think its a little early, but when/if we do I'm ok with managing it. I already have a personal youtube myself that I've been experimenting with, but for now i just use a static image. It mite b cool if we all recorded video of ourselves with guy fawkes masks one day, just saiyan. But that's for another time.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vote and Die

OK well to avoid stagnation, we are going to vote on the next song. There really isn't any better way to do the voting, so for fucksakes don't vote more than once.

We picked three of the more doable options. If anyone comes up with any better song ideas, let us know ASAP.

UPDATE - The winner was a redo of National Park!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

What the Forest Taught Me

Omicron, how would you like to do the Secret of Mana song with me?

and Clari, i turned the clarinet up, hope you like it

Fire Emblem Update

I wouldn't forget about you guys, this is too much fun. Everything but the obvious trumpet part and the Alto Sax, if Clari could rerecord I'd appriciate it, and Ein's run.

Also I happened to thoroughly enjoy e3 this year, but eh, opinions

Saturday, June 11, 2011

e3 sucked

hey razgriz how about an update

and not about the e3

Those of you with loads of free time. . .

My bud has been wanting to play Hikari "Simple and Clean", from Kingdom Hearts in an ensemble for a few years. I was thinking maybe some of y'all could help us out.
He has a score for a big band, but I'd probably reduce it since we don't have all the instruments needed.
This isn't really related to the vmusic troupe or anything, just kind of another side project.
If any of you guys are interested let me know, and I'll send you some sheet music.
Thanks guys!

-SkullKid :3

Friday, June 10, 2011

My 2 Cents.

So far we've had a few song suggestions. We've had suggestions to play:

-Clanker's Cavern (Banjo and Kazooie)
-Redo Traverse Town (but with more instrumentation)
-Ein suggested Battle on Requiem (Yggdra Union)
-Skullkid suggested The Promised Land (Advent Children)
 Plus we've had a whole bunch of suggestions on the irc but nothing has panned out yet.

I want to suggest Casino Night Zone from Sonic 2 but as an improv jazz piece. The way it would work (this would take a bit of creative arranging) would be that the entire band plays the main theme of the song as an intro, then there would be a section for improvisation by whoever wants to, followed by the entire band playing again at the end. Piano, drums, and bass would play during the improv just basically comping (the sheet music would indicate the chord progression). This would probably just involve the piano playing specific chords and the improver would play above them.

Either that or we do Hilltop Zone. A lot of the sonic 2 and 3 songs have piano. Plus dat wailing sax.

Just a couple of suggestions on my part. We are still open to more suggestions by everyone (cough cough Raz). Remember we ideally want a song that involves as many instruments as possible and hopefully piano.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My suggestion

Clari asked me to place what I thought we should play next so here it is
I feel kinda bad though since there's not much piano involved; from what I can tell its mainly Trumpet and Violin. At least its not a slow song this time!
expecting a perfectly grammatical post, clarri? TOO BAD ,WALUIGI TIME...........

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Week in Review

Ok, let's get back on track here. A lot has happened this week, mainly:

1) Everyone has done really well in recording and meeting the deadline for Fire Emblem, and Raz is in the process of editing it. All we need now is a trumpet part and a small part of Ein's that he still has to record.

2) Serperior got his ass fired because he did not meet the deadline for Fire Emblem (See: Penis Recorder).

3) Since we have finished our main song, it is time to move on to a new one! Suggestions? A few people have suggested that since we now have a bigger more experienced band we should try Clanker's Cavern finally. Thoughts?

- We are still planning on doing side songs while we record the main song. Raz has made a note about that in a post below. Stay tuned for further updates and possible sheet music!
- We need a trumpet player now since we dumped Serperior. Raz has suggested his friend might be able to record the Fire Emblem part, and Foppy has bought a trumpet to learn. Someway or another we'll get it done.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

serperior confirmed for brawl



ps just kidding serperior is fired

Works in progress

First post, ok.

So far fire emblem's about half done, take a listen

and for those of you curious enough here's my standalone euph part

I've still got guile's theme and What the forest taught us written out, Guile's looking like he's gonna need:
  • Bass
  • Euph
  • Trombone
  • Violin
and I'm fairly certain what the forest taught me would be a tenor sax piece with a fairly simple piano accompaniment

if there's interest, i'll polish up the scores, and if you want to ignore practical instrumentation cause the love of vidya music burns in your soul, than i'll write it up for whoever.

Comment away bros

shut up clari

gog DAMN.............

here i'm using the bolg

how HIGH do you have to be to want such god grammer.........