Old 08-23-2019, 01:07 AM   #1
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Hi Peeps,

I am about to post a link to a collaboration I did a few years ago. I have noodled over stuff before this, and since, but in this case someone else asked me to play over a drone of theirs, and I accepted.

Reason for sharing is two fold.

1) There is a discussion going on about guitar picks in the REAPER forum and in this piece I play with a single finger, no pick.

2) I wanted to share my "tone" for this piece, which is totally accidental, unfortunately, so I can't remember how I achieved it. I DI only, for starters, and I probably used the Warm Universe preset in NI Guitar Rig. I play a PRS Studio which has one of their own 57/08 humbucker pickups at the bridge, which is probably what I used for this, rather than the "narrowfield" pickups at mid and neck.


I would also like to say that I learned a lot from this collaboration. The guy who provided the drone was quite specific about one certain aspect of the noodle.

He didn't want the drone being taken over by the noodling.

My first pass was a) too loud and b) just too much going on.

So I turned it down, for starters, and then I started ripping stuff away, keeping the "better" parts (yeah, I know... Debatable that haha!)


And, finally, I would like to explain that as boring as it may seem, playing over drone stuff, I actually find it quite liberating. I'm not having to think about either timing or what notes to play over which chords.

I know, I should "get gud" and play proper stuff, but I also play keys (badly) and I also have a modular system, all very time consuming, on top of actually having to produce, mix and master stuff, and then spend many hours "socialising" to get my stuff heard. So I am never going to be as good as someone who is able to play between one to four hours a day.



Anyway!

Linky:-

https://soundcloud.com/synkrotron/ti...-collaboration
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:32 AM   #2
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There's a French metal band called Uneven Structure, which made an album (Februus) a bit skint on melody, but with massive amount of background ambient drones, with ringing clean guitar in the background like this. I'm kinda angry at them now because after that they started to write melodies.

Anyways, it sounds a lot of like Februus drone stripped of heavy riffage, nice. PRS tells me you take your noodling seriously.

(I commiserate ad workload of making everything by yourself - once I complete the last part of something I don't even remember how the beginning was made)
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:56 PM   #3
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Hi zeekat

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PRS tells me you take your noodling seriously
That's kinda debatable... I have been "noodling" since 1979 and I am still pants.

The PRS came about because, at the time, I was working on a well paid oil and gas project and decided to treat myself.

I beautiful guitar. A work of art, even, so even if I don't play it, it looks great hung on the wall

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(I commiserate ad workload of making everything by yourself - once I complete the last part of something I don't even remember how the beginning was made)
Yes, I know what you mean. It must look like I rip out my creations with a certain ease but it hasn't always been that way. Before I went all out ambient, about three years ago, I posted a track to SoundCloud called M81 (no guitar). It took over a year from start to finish. I think I gave up on it at least twice before hitting it one more time.



cheers, and thanks for listening


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Old 08-27-2019, 02:06 PM   #4
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A little noodling of my own.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v66ebg2v87...zin02.wav?dl=0

Not one of yours Synk, just something I've been playing around with the last couple of days.

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Old 08-28-2019, 01:24 AM   #5
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A little noodling of my own.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v66ebg2v87...zin02.wav?dl=0

Not one of yours Synk, just something I've been playing around with the last couple of days.
Thanks for sharing

Nice and upbeat
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:57 AM   #6
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That's kinda debatable... I have been "noodling" since 1979 and I am still pants.

The PRS came about because, at the time, I was working on a well paid oil and gas project and decided to treat myself.

I beautiful guitar. A work of art, even, so even if I don't play it, it looks great hung on the wall
I'm intimidated by pricey guitars, set myself a price limit so I'll never land with a PRS. Forgot to set a limit for amount of guitars though and those just started to spill outside my little guitar rack. Ok, this time it's REALLY the end of it.

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Yes, I know what you mean. It must look like I rip out my creations with a certain ease but it hasn't always been that way. Before I went all out ambient, about three years ago, I posted a track to SoundCloud called M81 (no guitar). It took over a year from start to finish. I think I gave up on it at least twice before hitting it one more time.
Nice, month for me is on the longer side and at this point I'm starting to feel nauseous from hundreds of listens to the same few bars. Perhaps giving up for a couple of months would feel healthier
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Nice ... and I'm checking out the Ambient Online Compilations. Some really cool stuff.
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