RCF 2018/9 Double Jam! Winter and Spring

A-D-L

Northern Monkey
#1
Oh that's right, we're doubling up for this one! Going to do two jams back to back. This is in an effort to sort out the schedule for the rest of the year to include better breaks between jams.

Winter 2018
Download - https://www.dropbox.com/s/5gu3e5pywj4jcxg/Winter Jam 2018.mp3?dl=0
Track info: Emaj, 130bpm, 3/4

Spring 2019
Download - https://www.dropbox.com/s/6lmwu88wknd80i3/Spring Jam 2019.mp3?dl=0
Track info: Emin, 139bpm, 4/4

Deadline: 24th March


The lovely guidelines/rules as laid out by GloopyJon:

Firstly, please remember that although this is essentially a sound thing, we'll be making a video out of it and so the visual side is important. I need a visual element of some kind, or you won't make it into the final video. Preferably, this will be a video accompanying your solo, but if you don't want to or can't do that, please send me some pictures that I can do something with.

Other tips:
- If you take the video with your phone, PLEASE turn it on its side. Videos in portrait orientation don't look good and might get left out.


- If you leave some space at the start and end of your video, that gives me some leeway when editing, which can be useful (a couple of seconds is probably enough).

- Please provide the best sound quality that you can, using your available equipment. If you have specific questions, don't hesitate to ask them here and you will get advice on how to do that.

- I prefer to receive the solo separately, on its own, and to sync it with the backing track myself. It's not so bad if you have the backing track running quietly under the solo as I can always add another copy to balance the sound; if you only provide one track and the solo is too quiet, there's nothing I can do.

- If you provide them separately, please give me some indication of how to sync them. If you record the audio separately, it may be that the sound on the video file will be enough. A clap before the start of the track can help because that creates a very clear spike in the audio.

- If you have the editing skills and prefer to mix your sound and video yourself, then go ahead - it makes life easier for me; I'm just a bit of a control freak and prefer to do things myself in general.

- Don't be shy about showing your face on the video. It looks a bit odd seeing a procession of headless guitar players. If you're shy, use a pseudonym rather than your real name (most people do this on the forum in any case).

- Please provide as high resolution as you can on your video. I will render the final product in full HD (1920x1080) so that's ideal. The higher the resolution, the better the picture quality and the more options I have to fiddle with it if necessary.

- Don't worry too much about video or audio formats, as long as you use something fairly standard. I haven't had any insoluble problems so far.

- It's nice if I can include details of the gear that you used, so please let me know what guitar, amp and pedals you've used. I don't think we're so bothered about stuff like the mikes or recording equipment / software, but if you particularly want me to include it, that's fine too.
 
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#2
Nice tracks, although the second one ends a bit abruptly.

Same deadline for both? Might it not be better to spread them out? E.g. one at the end of February and one at the end of March / early April. It's going to be a lot of video editing if both come at the same time...I don't mind editing one of them, by the way.
 

A-D-L

Northern Monkey
#3
Nice tracks, although the second one ends a bit abruptly.

Same deadline for both? Might it not be better to spread them out? E.g. one at the end of February and one at the end of March / early April. It's going to be a lot of video editing if both come at the same time...I don't mind editing one of them, by the way.
Honestly so much of the track was the same there wasn't a good place to end it. I could have done it sooner but then there was no resolution with the chords so I just gave it two bars at the end.

Yeah, same deadline for both, I want longer breaks between jams, this is the only one that's gonna have the two.

I'll be in touch on the editing front.
 
#6
It would be good if people would indicate at least if they are interested in doing something. Of course, it's not a binding commitment since real life often gets in the way, but it might focus the minds a bit.

I shall start by saying that I intend to do something on at least one of the tracks! :)
 

everfreetree

I... I like trees.
#8
I'm gonna try to have a go at one of them, at least.
Life remains in limbo, so no promises of getting anything done.
I can probably get my temporary recording setup done pretty easily, and use my Vox ToneLab instead of my amp and mic, for a quiet, efficient shortcut... so, maybe? Maybe™.
Tomorrow™.
Soon™.
 
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