New competition ideas :-)

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PaulyX

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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2018, 07:04:50 PM »
This sounds fun.  Are you able to make the drum track available as a WAV or similar somewhere Paul?  (Or do you have a recommended way to rip it off YouTube - how did you do that?)
It's all too beautiful.

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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2018, 07:05:10 PM »
I'm in the 'can we mess with the tempo camp'....you know just a little bit if need be.....and maybe cut and paste a bit for fills/structure...but I will go with the majority on that and in some perverse way can accept the greater challenge of not being able to change anything....I'll go with the flow.

I think you ought to have a go as well though Paul. You're not bound by the Clash thing this time...just the drum track.
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2018, 07:33:17 PM »
Great stuff, folks!

I can provide a wav or mp3 easy enough...I think it was recorded without a click and I’m not sure it’d time-stretch or whatever...I didn’t try...I just played along  :)

As for my own entry...i might try another one, then...something different this time  ???
« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 08:58:39 PM by PaulAds »

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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2018, 08:04:38 PM »
I guess the pure challenge is to play along and be disciplined. Though I wouldn't be averse to a bit of chopping stretching and mangling...
If we can get a WAV then I think we're off an running...

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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2018, 08:12:12 PM »
Ok...I’ll get a stereo wav file sorted and upload it to a onedrive folder and provide a link...I’ll sort out some kind of graph or something of the basic structure too...hopefully that’ll help explain...

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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2018, 10:31:33 PM »
Link to a stereo mp3 file of the drum track is here...

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ah2h_joGZ8_NqCJzH6jWr2QSY9Xf

You should now be able to access the file...download it then load it into your DAW...

it's about 169 bpm, I reckon...I think the structure is pretty much this...


8 bars     16 bars     16 bars      8 bars    16 bars       8 bars        16 bars      8 Bars      16 bars       The
 Intro       Verse 1    Verse 2        Inst      Verse 3    Breakdown    Chorus        Inst         Chorus       End

You could, of course, do anything you want with it...

Please let me know if there are any problems downloading the file or anything else.

When we're all set to go, I'll start a new thread for the competition with rules  ::) and entrants, etc...

« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 10:39:45 PM by PaulAds »


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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2018, 09:16:52 AM »
Got it. 169 bpm.....blimey. That's about 3 times my normal speed.

Artificial stimulant time.....these days that just means strong coffee.
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2018, 09:37:55 AM »

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I’d also like to cheekily throw down a gauntlet to the mods on this one too...we rarely if ever get to hear their songs...would they be up for the challenge?  ;)

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Also...anyone else interested to try to invite some of the moderators to come along with us for this one? I know it's totally voluntary...but I'd love to hear them posting a song on here...they always show admirable restraint, but you never know...

@PaulAds   I'm game!  ;D

I don't usually like the "competitive" element to songwriting but I haven't done any "fun" writing for a little while now so I would be up for blowing the cobwebs away with something funky or rocky - or both "frocky"? "ronky"!

@tone @Ramshackles @nooms - you guys up for it??

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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2018, 10:14:09 AM »
Wow! That’d be amazing!

Fancy it, chaps?

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« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2018, 02:07:39 PM »
I'm in. Think it's safe to say 169bpm is well outside my comfort zone! Love the drum track, seems to suggest punk at its very best.

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« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2018, 03:04:13 PM »
Excellent, Bill...great to have you on board  :)

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« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2018, 05:14:53 PM »
Hi Paul!
When I open the onedrive link it says that the folder 'Drum Track' is empty. (I'm using Windows.)

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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2018, 05:18:59 PM »
Well you got me curious dang it. I'd love to hear the drum track and if it speaks to me I may have a crack at it. But I followed your onedrive link and it says the folder is empty :( Could you reupload @PaulAds
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« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2018, 05:24:25 PM »
Strange...I wonder if someone has deleted it after downloading or something...I’ll whack it back up there in a couple of minutes!