Creating drum tracks

November 26th, 2006 + 9:11 AM  ·  Atreideslegend

Hi, I wasnt sure whether this should go in recording or music theory so if it's in the wrong forum feel free to flame me!

My problem is im having difficulty writing a drum track for a recording im working on. I just don't know where to start! It's a pretty rhythmic track in 4/4 with a two bar repeat so i need two bars of basic drum beat to repeat with the riff that i can expand on. I have the basic beat programmed in but as im not a drummer i have no idea what embelishments to use to make it sound cool!

Here's what ive written so far in eighth notes:

I B -  -  -  S  -  -  -  I B - B - S  S  -  - I

I = Bar line
B = Bass drum
S = Snare
- = Eighth note rest

Sorry i dont know how to write real drum tab so i had to improvise! As i said before im not a drummer! This may be a bit too vague but can anyone give me some tips on what else to add?

Thanks for all your help!

Recording problems

November 12th, 2005 + 9:11 AM  ·  Atreideslegend

hi, im having a few problems with my recording equipment and was wondering if anyone here could help to explain why im getting this problem. Basically, when i record on my guitar to a backing track or over a metronome i can hear the track echoed in the guitar track on playback. The echo is only very quiet and can only really be heard when all other tracks are muted but it is a pain in the ass none the less.

I think it might have something to do with my input/output set up so i will list it here for you:

Me--->Guitar--->GT6 effects and preamp---> digital line in to pc ----> cakewalk guitar pro

Cakewalk guitar pro---->  PC digital line out----->mixer---->PA/Phones

I cant see any problems here but the more experienced of you are probably going ":O OMGZ wHaT a n00b!!!!" can you see where the problem is??? My only other theory is that the output is creating the noise through my guitar pickups but i would have thought this highly unlikely/impossible??? Anyway thanks for your help.
Category: Recording
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Collaboration :)

November 12th, 2005 + 8:11 AM  ·  Atreideslegend

OK, i will be the first person to admit that my personal compositions on this website have been rather futile attempts at what is widely recognised as music, but i do still do have some ego left and believe that my guitaring skills are pretty adequate, at least enough to create soudns that people can enjoy. So instead of turning all emo abotu the fact o cant write songs for shit i thought id advertise myself and see if anyone is interested in any online colaborations???

Basically ive been playing guitar for about 3 years, u can get a slight idea of my skill level from the songs ive posted although they are about 6 months old and i feel i have improved greatly since then, i can send u a more up to date showcase if u desire. Is there anyone out there with a good amount of talent that would like to start writing songs together over the internet?

We can work out the logistics if u message me but im basically wanting a person who is good at which ever instruments they play (im not fussy) and are skilled in recording and edditting, (especially adding drum tracks). I enjoy listening to and playing a massive range of music so im easy on the genre (as long as its not post hardcore, team oiled, goth pop, psycodelic fairy metal or similair).

Cheers m/


July 6th, 2005 + 6:07 AM  ·  Atreideslegend

My first bash at a metal instrumental, will be interested to see what you guys think, thanx as always for crits m/.

12 Bar Fights

June 5th, 2005 + 12:06 PM  ·  Atreideslegend

A nice 12 bar blues piece, kinda generic but enjoyed making it .
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