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TwilightOdyssey

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"Epic" metal demo ... VHII, Cold Sweat, Trilogy
« on: April 24, 2006, 01:59:37 AM »
This is a songwriting demo I just completed. The guitar tracks feature a few BK pups (Cold Sweat, VHII, and Trilogy Suite) in two guitars. All rhythm and lead guitars used the same mic'ing scheme, I just accented the '57 for the solos. (Pictures of mic setup below)

Clean gitars are Splawn Quick Rod 1st Gear
Rhythm guitars are Splawn Quick Rod 2nd Gear
Lead guitas are Splawn Quick Rod 3rd Gear
HBE CPR compressor on all guitars





No EQ added, just guitar > HBE CPR > Splawn Quick Rod; a bit of reverb was added to the clean guitars to give them a bigger image.

Thanx to PhilKing for the use of his nylon string guitar, as well as the use of his kitchen to do the recording! And thanx to Phil for the loan of his '74 Ric for the bass tracks. (Bass was tracked with a Korg PXR-4)

Drums as Drumkit from Hell, GM kit. Strings are East West Symphony Orchestra.

Mixed in Cubase.

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 10:58:03 AM »
I like the symmetry of the piece as well as the recording of the clean parts (and the playing on the solos! Woo!).  As this is for a songwriting demo it shouldn't matter but the drums sound somewhat robotic and it drew me out of the music to some extent.  Please note this criticism is coming from a midi moron who doesn't have a clue how to program drums but desperately wants to.  It's a fairly lengthy song but didn't feel like it.  2 thumbs up.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 03:46:12 PM »
:D Bloody Hell Ben You sound more British than i do !!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

You been listening to Maiden  & Sabbath again !   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

There are so many UK metal overtones in this  :lol:

LOVED IT !!!!!!!   :D

Why have you got a square of Gafer tape on the Cab in front of SM57 ? I asume it`s for a reason

 :D  8)
God I could do with a Gin & Tonic !

TwilightOdyssey

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 03:57:49 PM »
Thanx for the replies! :)

The gaffa tape is just to mark the sweet spot on the cab -- nothin fancy!!

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 04:02:44 PM »
yer great song TO... +1 on the UK metal stuff...

quality of the recording and playing is excellent!

nice one...

jt

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 04:05:56 PM »
:D I thought you were going to come out with some outlandish recording reason something you`d discovered !!

 X marks the spot !!

Has this track got a name ?

 :D  8)
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TwilightOdyssey

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 04:12:24 PM »
The working title is Outlanders. Lyrically, it's little on the offbeat side, more in line with songs we've done like Gift of the Southern Oracle and Near Dark.

jt

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 04:22:11 PM »
:D Don`t forget Ben to bring a copy of the album to LGS for me.

I like Gettysburgh [ i think that`s how you spell it ]

When you gonna record the 2nd album any plans yet ?

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TwilightOdyssey

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2006, 04:27:14 PM »
Well, there are 3 songs 100% done as of now. We will road test them this Summer and see how they hold up, but I think they are definites for the next CD.

I plan on tracking band demos of the songs this Summer @ SIR; will probably do 2-3 songs, live drums/guitar, and overdub everything else.

At the same time, we're gonna keep writing new stuff. Probably won't go into the studio with a whole new batch of tunes until some time in 2k7.

There are a few more BKs I want to get before then, as well. (Holy Diver, Crawler, Black Dog ...)

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2006, 04:33:45 PM »
Very GOOD Ben
Bravo Sir, thou hath nailed the Blighty sound with aplomb :)
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Cool!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2006, 05:13:57 PM »
Very cool, man!   Thought I recognized the cabinet (i have one too, and Rivera rocks! )  So   Which pickup did you use on which part.  That was Awesome, by the way.
Irish Tour/ Mule Set,    Apache Set... in Strats .... Nailbomb Bridge,Cold Sweat Neck in Ibanez S540

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Sorry
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2006, 05:16:25 PM »
Sorry,  I didn't see that you already listed that info.  on the top of page...Duh!  Well,  Great track!  Again, T.O.
Irish Tour/ Mule Set,    Apache Set... in Strats .... Nailbomb Bridge,Cold Sweat Neck in Ibanez S540

TwilightOdyssey

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Re: Cool!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2006, 05:18:49 PM »
Quote from: lifted
Very cool, man!   Thought I recognized the cabinet (i have one too, and Rivera rocks! )  So   Which pickup did you use on which part.  That was Awesome, by the way.

Thanx, Lifted. My bottom cab is a Hiwatt.

The clean bit in the beginning is the VHII.
All of riffing and soloing once it gets heavy is the Cold Sweat, just used different settings on the amp, and emphasized the '57 over the 319.
The harmony part is the Trilogy Suite.

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Very Interesting.
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2006, 05:30:17 PM »
Very Interesting, T. O.,   It's Awesome How good the VhII's sound clean.  I have one on my wish list.   Where are your P/us located on the guitar?  (neck-mid-bridge)   And what type Guitar, again?
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2006, 05:37:56 PM »
Oh, goody, get to show my guitars again!! :lol:

VHII:



LEFT - Cold Sweat (b), Trilogy Suite (n):

RIGHT - Miracle Man (b), Irish Tour (n):