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Question: [VOTE] GSFA 'Top 10' Pop Challenge  (Voting closed: April 13, 2017, 09:42:55 am)
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Studmissile - 3 (25%)
Meron Rigas - 1 (8.3%)
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2017, 01:27:55 pm »

Warrenpridgeon : Really good tongue and cheek pop/punk track. There some really great bits in it. Well done, definitely stood out.

Stoffeltoo: Great solid track, I'd like to check out those lyrics? I'm discovering sometimes you've got to push that vocal volume a little more than you like, even at the expense of the other tracks.

Meron: Damn impressive. Loved the jazzy influence!

Well done guys!
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2017, 07:36:04 am »

Stud, I will mail you the lyrics and a chord sheet of the current song later this evening.

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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2017, 07:40:53 am »

Great entries gents!!

I would have thought there will be more entries...
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2017, 09:45:34 am »

Congrats Warren and well deserved.

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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2017, 10:15:55 am »

Stoffeltoo: Great solid track, I'd like to check out those lyrics? I'm discovering sometimes you've got to push that vocal volume a little more than you like, even at the expense of the other tracks.

It worked on your track this month Stud - the vocals stood out quite nicely. Also your miking techniques are worth sharing with us (You're not the only one Stoffeltoo!)

Meron: Damn impressive. Loved the jazzy influence!
Thanks, was quick little verse - tried to stay away from my usual funky noodles...which would have been the chorus had I got to it  Cheesy. But...that amp...glad Stoffeltoo kicked our collective bums - I got to mic it up and hear it in action.

Congrats Warren and well deserved.
+1, You've done it, winner!

So the fateful booby prize is picking the next one. I'm leaning towards either a set of mini challenges (Part I leads into Part II) or something highlighting a effect (Delay?). But you've got the vote....let's hear it.

I would have thought there will be more entries...
I was the opposite, thought this would be the first "no entries" challenge of my tenure  Shocked
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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2017, 10:41:38 am »

Well done Warren, great track and nicely played!

Mic Technique: I did that all on the Boss Br Micro, and for some strange reason my vocals sound better on that little built in mic, than any other mic Smiley ? I position it on a selfie stick (duct taped to a mic stand) and fire away, not to sure if that is a technique? The unit has a mic effect setting called "fardistance" which I like. Cheesy

Love the part 1 and part 2 idea! But its your call Warren!
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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2017, 05:08:45 pm »

Thanks peeps... I had some fun with this entry (doing my own shoowap stuff etc).

So the fateful booby prize is picking the next one. I'm leaning towards either a set of mini challenges (Part I leads into Part II) or something highlighting a effect (Delay?). But you've got the vote....let's hear it.

The mini challenges sound like a decent plan.
I also do like mucking around with delay and playing along with it.

Maybe spacey vibey something or other? Space Jam!? lol

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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2017, 09:10:36 pm »

Thanks peeps... I had some fun with this entry (doing my own shoowap stuff etc).

So the fateful booby prize is picking the next one. I'm leaning towards either a set of mini challenges (Part I leads into Part II) or something highlighting a effect (Delay?). But you've got the vote....let's hear it.


The mini challenges sound like a decent plan.
I also do like mucking around with delay and playing along with it.

Maybe spacey vibey something or other? Space Jam!? lol




So I've always liked this Ewan Dobson characters delay jams:
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This is probably outside my skillset... so it will be an epic challenge!
Something like this maybe?
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That uses a similar theme to the Ewan Dobson style.

Something crazy ambient:
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But that is leaning more towards reverb than delay.
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2017, 08:50:43 am »

Brighton Rock Solo used to be a Queen concert staple- it's Brian May on his own using a very simple, long delay to play some pretty interesting stuff

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2017, 08:58:31 am »

Love the delay/echo/ambient idea! Great challenge concept!
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2017, 10:24:53 am »

I can't say the idea to do a challenge around delay is original...if anything it's a repeat  Tongue

We did one back in March 2013 : http://www.guitarforum.co.za/monthly-competition/the-challenge-march-2013/. It was a LOT of fun and had a lot of interest.

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This idea is actually from Kalcium, and I thought it would make a great theme. So for all the pedal board/effect junkies, this is where you can jump on board.
There is no limitations on genre or style, but only that your song features delays. The 4 instrument restriction applies, but if you want to make 3 guitars do something delayed or a full band and only one guitar delay, then that is up to you. *Vocals are a of course always a freebie"

Winning entry should be judged based on: 1) Creativity 2) Originality and 3) Its melodic impact (i.e. could you remember the tune after listening to it)


I could honestly go with Rene's challenge blurb verbatim, verbatim, verbatim...
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2017, 10:43:08 am »

I can't say the idea to do a challenge around delay is original...if anything it's a repeat  Tongue

We did one back in March 2013 : http://www.guitarforum.co.za/monthly-competition/the-challenge-march-2013/. It was a LOT of fun and had a lot of interest.

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Something with Delay
This idea is actually from Kalcium, and I thought it would make a great theme. So for all the pedal board/effect junkies, this is where you can jump on board.
There is no limitations on genre or style, but only that your song features delays. The 4 instrument restriction applies, but if you want to make 3 guitars do something delayed or a full band and only one guitar delay, then that is up to you. *Vocals are a of course always a freebie"

Winning entry should be judged based on: 1) Creativity 2) Originality and 3) Its melodic impact (i.e. could you remember the tune after listening to it)


I could honestly go with Rene's challenge blurb verbatim, verbatim, verbatim...


Is there an Echo in here? lol
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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2017, 10:11:02 am »

Mic Technique: I did that all on the Boss Br Micro, and for some strange reason my vocals sound better on that little built in mic, than any other mic Smiley ? I position it on a selfie stick (duct taped to a mic stand) and fire away, not to sure if that is a technique? The unit has a mic effect setting called "fardistance" which I like. Cheesy

Hi Stud.

I see it has a built in stereo condenser Mic. Are you using an external Mic as well or only the built in Mic?

And - do you do anything else with the vocals once recorded?

Would you say its worth the cash for the Br Micro?

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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2017, 11:51:33 am »


Hi Stud.

I see it has a built in stereo condenser Mic. Are you using an external Mic as well or only the built in Mic?

And - do you do anything else with the vocals once recorded?

Would you say its worth the cash for the Br Micro?

Thanks.


Yes the built in stereo condenser only, on the fardistant setting, for voice and guitar. There's also a delay setting for vocal, I'll try and use in the next challenge.

Sometimes I export each track as a wav (you can as a wav or mp3) file and mix them in reaper, if I need  to add a midi track. (WARNING you can't export import WAV and MP3 on the newer Boss Br80!)

I love the br micro, 2nd hand they pop up at R1000. and they are well worth it. I actually bought the upgrade Br80 2nd hand, but didn't like it at all and sold it.  The stereo mics sounded awful for vocals. Also the rotary wheel was horrendous to use. Also some of my favourite guitar efx were missing? But it did have some new ones which were lovely.

The original br is still the best, except you need a power supply (it eats batteries)  and you can only use 1 gig or 2 gig (which will format itself to 1 gig) old type SD memory disk. They are very hard to find now days. It takes the 9v boss pedal supply.

I save my batteries for power failures

The greatest thing of all is its great fun and portable for jotting down ideas, it takes a little time to learn, but once you got the just of it, you're A for Away!

I'll add this clip (it helped me a lot to get my head around the Boss Br)

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