June 26, 2007

Rough Recordings of the Day

I promise I'll start writing regularly again as soon as my life stops being so uneventful. Until then, here's some more music stuff.

I mentioned in the last post that I'm trying to learn some classic Metallica songs in order to improve my guitar skills. To give you an idea of my progress, I threw together a quick sample of the parts of "Fade to Black" that I'm working on. These also demonstrate the MIDI drum technique I mentioned before.

Incidentally, I had to reduce the quality of these a bit in order to upload them, but it's not too noticeable.

The first sample is the intro and pre-verse. The clean guitar is the PODxt Line 6 Piezacoustic model with analog chorus, and the lead guitar is the Marshall JCM-2000 model with analog chorus and Tube Screamer. Everything else is computer-generated.

I'm pretty proud of this one. I messed up a little in the middle of the solo (I recorded it about a dozen times, and this was the best take), but considering I learned it less than 24 hours ago, that's not a huge deal:

FTB intro

The second sample is the last part of the verse and one chorus. I used the Marshall JMP-1 amp model and the Marshall 4x12 with Celestion Vintage 30s cabinet model for the distorted guitars. Other than the obvious differences in technique, I think it sounds really close to the guitar tone of the original song. Check it out:

FTB verse & chorus

I'm also working on "Leper Messiah" and "...And Justice for All" (which is really, really, really fucking hard to play), and I have rough recordings of some of that stuff, but I'll leave those out for now.

Posted by CD on June 26, 2007 04:55 AM | TrackBack
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