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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    The gibberish sometimes reminds me of Sigur Ros :D

    i like it! (with or without gibberish). Nice interplay on the guitar/ bass.
    Although for me personally the guitar is a bit too fuzzy at times.


    Haha, after listening to it a couple times that is exactly what I thought too- It is supposed to just be kind of a place holder melody until I get lyrics... but I do like the idea of it just being sigur ros like gibberish for the end result too (its much easier than writing lyrics, for one lol)

    Glad you liked it, extra fuzz aside- that has always been something I can't quite figure out. I definitely agree that its just a bit too fuzzy here, but any less and it isn't what I want either. I may have go shopping for another pedal or two to get just the right ammount :/

    Or maybe I just need to keep playing with my amp/ amp settings.

    edit: The song for the new page

    http://thelowlyman.bandcamp.com/track/july-21-vocalgibbrish

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • The_Glad_HatterThe_Glad_Hatter Registered User regular
    I don't know what kind of amp you have, if it's you want more of an edge without fuzz wiping out your clearness, try to turn your gain/ channel volume up A LOT and keeping your master volume down so it doesn't make your ears bleed. that's always my favourite kind of "overdrive".

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I've got a Crate FXT120 and a marshall MG15 CDR.

    I'm not really into that really high gain distortion- that seems to lose alot of the guitar's natural character. That said, for some things it sounds amazing for...

    I'mma keep tweaking the settings until i get something i like.

    anyway, more demo tracks http://thelowlyman.bandcamp.com/track/july-23

    Also I looked into a new mic set/ usb interface. It might set me back a few bucks but it seems like it's worth it for what I'm doing. Hopefully I can get it soon and you all can notice some sweet sound quality improvements.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    ignore this, I think I figured out how this works around here. sorry!

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    www.youtube.com/user/kaseius -- Let's Plays
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    Aw, I was excited that the great kaseius of Raw Danger fame stepped into to my thread because of how awesome my stuff is :(

    Its all good though :^:

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    I did like some of the guitar stuff on the one track I listened to, if it makes you feel better! I guess I just make my own thread around here if I want to share my stuff, eh?

    www.youtube.com/user/kaseius -- Let's Plays
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Go for it, there aren't a ton of music people in the AC yet but at the very least you should get some general comments about the music.

    edit: and I should mention that the easier it is for people to get to your music, the more likely they'll listen to it. If you've got it on a streaming site like bandcamp or hell, even youtube, people seem much more willing to take a few min for it.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • KillerBeeGeesKillerBeeGees Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Something about the little lead portion around :56 of 'July 23' really brings out how nice that chord progression is. I like this latest one a lot.

    Edit - I don't tend to listen to guitar music with much distortion, so take all of this with a grain of salt: I also prefer the clean version of the "July 21" stuff.

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  • bobsbarricadesbobsbarricades Registered User regular
    just want to show some support. There's an appeal to your drawing. I think if you just draw them for hours on end they'll become really natural and then you can pump some stuff out!

    Keep it up!

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    I've got a bit of an addition to July 23 here http://thelowlyman.bandcamp.com/track/july-23-chorus

    This is just the rhythm track and I'll probably work on a bridge or something at some point. I am still working on nailing the destortion... I don't think what I have here works. It sounds too much like the audio is clipping instead of distortion.

    Awesome, thanks guys!

    @KillerBeeGees: Thanks! I'm glad you dig it. It does seem like a lot of ppl like the clean version of "July 21" so I'll see what I can do to either fix the fuzz or make the clean version work in the grander scheme of the song.

    @Bob: Haha, well, I have some comics scripted so I'll probably atleast get those on paper. I have no idea when though and its that "draw them for hours" thing I have a problem with... I just have a hard time getting the dedication to drawing- I am continually distracted by something else. For now, I'm just going to leave drawing on the backburner until I can find a way to get better at drawing that doesn't involve sitting infront of my computer area (I am space limited)

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    It's been awhile and... I haven't done much, but its that procrastination time again so I've got this now

    http://thelowlyman.bandcamp.com/track/nov2

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    alright, more procrastination and I have 3 new things I'm working on (one is something you've probably heard just trying to work some kinks out of it) all of them rough works

    http://thelowlyman.bandcamp.com/album/winter-keepers (if you want to just pretend they are an ep)

    and individual tracks

    http://thelowlyman.bandcamp.com/track/keeper-1

    http://thelowlyman.bandcamp.com/track/keeper-2-2

    http://thelowlyman.bandcamp.com/track/keeper-3

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    I just listened to all of these.

    I am a complete dumbshit about music so I have no meaningful feedback to offer but I listen to a lot of Iron & Wine (I seem to recall you share this predilection) and Andrew Bird and other dudes like that and I feel like these would be perfectly at home in such a playlist. I especially like #3 but it's mostly because it's a little more hopeful in tone and I'm in a crappy mood. :D

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    Wonderful, I'm glad you liked them!

    Yes I really like Iron & Wine and Andrew Bird - both are rather huge influences for me so hearing that my music could be right along side them is super awesome :)

    Sorry they weren't a bit more upbeat for your crappy mood... but i have a hard time making something upbeat that i'm also happy with lol.

    And really, even though you don't have much musical background I appreciate any and all thoughts/comments on it

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    So, apparently when I think of a horribly bad pun, I cannot sleep until I turn it into a comic.

    Here's about 3 hours of my night last night.

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    and the rough, process work
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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • JeckalHydeJeckalHyde Registered User regular
    Its bad but funny

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    I'll take it!

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    Haha, love it!

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    Glad you like it MD!

    also, I cleaned it up a bit, it is easier to read now

    oMgIQ.gif

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    id lol but it might seem like im pandaing

  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    Aww. Poor guy. :c

  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    I like this, Nap.

  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    I guess that news is a little hard to bear.

    NightDragon
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    Haha, thanks guys! I'm pretty stoked this is getting a positive reception :)

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • farbekriegfarbekrieg Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Haha, thanks guys! I'm pretty stoked this is getting a positive reception :)

    who knew that animal puns would cause such panda-monium

    edit: i just realized i made a panda pun in response to the original as well.... shut up i like pandas, that said i cant decide which is worse

    edit 2: i should walk away from the computer as i have posted in the wrong thread entirely... go me... go beer... go sleepy time

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Panda's are pretty fantastic... but they are also pretty much limited to that one pun :(

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    What are you talking about? I make puns all day while listening to Pandara at work. Then my co-workers and I get caught up talking about Peter Panda when Never Never Pand comes on.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    So, as per usual, instead of doing my work like a good college student, I did this

    http://hughes.bandcamp.com/track/march-26

    Its definitely not finished, but it is the gist of what I want it to be so far.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • lizard eats flieslizard eats flies Registered User regular
    Yay for napp doing music!

    I'm digging this. It has a great mellow Do Make Say Think vibe.

    A few things, first off, the first two times you come in with the strumming parts it felt cluttered. Too many things competing with the arpeggiated line and the lead line. The third time you come in with the strumming at 2:08 works well.

    Also be sure to make sure the arpeggiated line is rock steady tempo wise. That allows the lead line to meander a bit more and feel really expressive.

    As far as structure, I felt like I was longing to hear the line comes come to a natural ending at the end of a phrase, then you let it ring for a measure, then come back in all at once with some light drums, maybe with some brushes on the ride cymbal or something. I guess its feeling like it needs another texture in there somewhere and percussion would help give it more energy and movement and give it a place to build to.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    Thanks Lizard!

    I totally agree that I need to keep the main track steady. This is just an excuse, but I recorded this while taking time away from homework so a lot of the stuff was just one to two takes while trying to figure out the tempo I wanted. So it is a bit more sloppy than I want, but hey, that's what sketches are for, right? lol

    I'll look into 2:08 and see what makes that work vs the other ones.

    I would love to have some extra instruments like percussion... but all I have is my mic and guitars. Most of my stuff is written to keep that in mind but I can definitely see how this track needs something extra. Not really sure what I'm going to do about that.

    Also, I do one day plan to start adding vocals to my songs and this one is definitely one of those songs- its why some parts of it are a little more sparse and repetitive ... I plan to be singing during those and don't want it /too/ cluttered either. It'll take a little playing around with once I figure out what else I need to add.

    Thanks again!

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • NicNic Registered User regular
    Man that last song is very pleasant to listen to, keep it up! I really have no advice I can offer you. Seeing as it's a WIP, you will probably work out some of the minor kinks, and clean up the audio a bit, overall it is a solid and pleasant song.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    Thanks Nic!

    I'm actually trying to figure out how to get cleaner audio with my set up. The mic whose tone I prefer tends to pick up a lot of background noise. So much that doing a noise removal filter screws with the actual audio signal.

    Other than that, for what I currently have, it is just removing some clicks and pick drops at the ends of a few random tracks... and balancing the audio a bit better.

    But I'll probably end up re-recording this at some point and trying to do as much as I can with just two guitar tracks... see where that gets me.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • NicNic Registered User regular
    Egg cartons, egg cartons everywhere, it's cheap soundproofing. I'm sure google can lead you to many a resource on that front.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    Yeah... but I only have a few months left in this apartment. I don't want to do anything drastic to it lol. Plus I think the sound mostly comes from my PC fan... but I cannot be sure of that.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • lizard eats flieslizard eats flies Registered User regular
    Whats your setup like? There might be some things you can do to cut down on that noise.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    I have a small like, 15' x 15' room with my amp on my desk and some mic stands right in front of my pc. I don't really have anywhere else to put them here :/

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • lizard eats flieslizard eats flies Registered User regular
    What kind of mic(s) are you using for the amp? How close to your amp do you have the mics?
    you might be able to buy some foam stuff and put that in between the computer and the mic just while recording. I'm using a foam ripply king sized mattress cover for sound dampening on my walls and it works pretty well.
    If you are using a cardioid patterned mic make sure you are setup so you are pointing away from your fans. If its a figure 8 pattern, make sure the fans are on the side. If you are using an omnidirectional mic then... you are kind of screwed without sound dampening.

    Another thing to try would be to turn up the amp and turn down the gain on the mic pre's. That should make it easier to filter off the excess noise.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    I have this mic pack http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/mxl-990-991-recording-microphone-package#review?content=reviews

    and I use the 990 more because, frankly, I like its tone better. I'm just not sure how I would do any sound dampening with it because, as it stands, the mic hovers about 5 inches over my mouse. It would have to be something that hangs from my mic stand...

    I also have it about a foot from the amp, which is a little far, but the mic tends to blow out if I'm not careful.

    The suggestion about just turning the amp up might be a good idea... i'll just have to play around when my roommates are gone and record then.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    Sing, sing, sing, sing
    for the love you bring, won't mean a thing
    Unless you sing sing sing.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    Damn you Mustang.

    I'm working on that lol.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
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