Author Topic: [FF8] Battle Music - "Don't Be Afraid" (Cover Demo)  (Read 1590 times)

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This is a demo I've been working on for future use with Roses and Wine - I'm going to re-record the main guitar line as the intro is sloppy (it was originally just the reference line, anyway) and fix an edit or two.  Just wanted to throw my progress out there and see if anyone likes it :)

http://soundcloud.com/mcindus/dont-be-afraid-demo

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Re: [FF8] Battle Music - "Don't Be Afraid" (Cover Demo)
« Reply #1 on: 2015-02-05 19:48:04 »
I forgot how much i like this song! What is your signal chain looking like, it doesn't sound like you are double tracking any of those guitar parts? This just reminded me that I haven't even touched my Cubase 8 upgrade, i really need to blow the dust off of this expensive thing

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Re: [FF8] Battle Music - "Don't Be Afraid" (Cover Demo)
« Reply #2 on: 2015-02-05 22:08:22 »
I forgot how much i like this song! What is your signal chain looking like, it doesn't sound like you are double tracking any of those guitar parts? This just reminded me that I haven't even touched my Cubase 8 upgrade, i really need to blow the dust off of this expensive thing


I'm just going direct-in and I'm not doubling anything and I use an M-Audio FW410 for my inputs.  I might run the signal back through my Marshall Head to get a nice 'real' guitar sound to fill things out.  So far, I have condensed the original orchestration into 5 main parts (aside from percussion) I wanted to treat this like the orchestration and there's only one section I take any -real- artistic liberties in.

4 Guitar tracks - all are different parts:
Gtr 1 - Rhythm Track
Gtr 2 - Lead Theme
Gtr 3 - Harmony 1 - High Lead
Gtr 4 - Harmony 2 - Low Lead
Bass - Played on keys lol I think I may have overcompensated and made the bass too low end-oriented... you can't hear any of it's articulation in crappy speakers, but it thumps on a decent system.  I would have actually played the parts, but I took my Bass apart to re-do the wiring.
Drums - Played on keys - this was my inspiration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr-Cr999fy0

I think I'm going to mix things up a bit and add some keys and take away some guitars on the repeat - give it a reason to be as long as it is, etc.
« Last Edit: 2015-02-05 22:44:14 by Mcindus »

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Re: [FF8] Battle Music - "Don't Be Afraid" (Cover Demo)
« Reply #3 on: 2015-02-06 05:45:11 »
this was my inspiration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr-Cr999fy0

I don't know what I was expecting, but I kept watching it... that was totally worth it.