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    • #38471
      superblonde
      Keymaster

      Remember this? It caught my ear on a rock playlist this week.


      Faith No More – Stripsearch (Official Music Video)

      A rock song using a midi loop.

      “Faith No More – The Making of Album of the Year”(Keyboard Magazine, September 1997)

      Stripsearch
      “The loop in the beginning made such a difference. Before we put it in, the song sounded more like Queensryche. But after the loop, it sounded more like Portishead or something. It gave it a darker, different slant. It didn’t sound like a rock band anymore.” — Billy Gould on “Stripsearch

      A whacky thing about this video is they blurred all the weapons due to ‘television standards’. Talk about different times. Nowadays every rap video ever made features real guns and mock shootouts.

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    • #38488
      rorygfan
      Participant

      Speaking of loops, I just discovered by accident LoopLabs.com and AudioTools.com. Are you aware of them? I didn’t want to create an account just see if they worked, but I like the concept sort of an AcidPlanet like idea but with full loop creation online tools to create your own loops with no local software required. Not sure if any usable samples for Rock though, saw lots of hip hop stuff in my cursory look see.

      Have you done what I mentioned before about importing a good quality multi track midi file into GP6, tweaking it then exporting the audio tracks to wav, then insert them in Reaper (I think use that)?

    • #38490
      superblonde
      Keymaster

      Hmm, I haven’t imported MIDI into GP, but I have imported MIDI into DAW, and played around (I was learning protools, and quickly realized Reaper is way, way better). There are MIDI web sites out there, but there’s also a lot of fake MIDI sites (or kind of scam file sites) which pop up in search results, so, it takes a bit of looking to find the “real” midi sites.

      I came up with this short demo by using a MIDI file of a classical piece (no copyrights 😀 ), some of the MIDI tracks trigger different beat sequencer plugins and stuff, rather than being their normal instruments. So, the song’s melody actually is the “rhythm loop trigger”, which is kind of a different use of MIDI. The beats are made with VST. I was surprised at how good it turned out for a single-day mess-around demo. I might try more like this and make metal flavor tracks, and then put real guitar on top. Definitely I will use Reaper for new tracks. (No more protools! yuck!)


      “Also Sprach The Groove” Original Drop Mix, Zarathustra Score

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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