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My first true rock instrumental piece (I think of my last submission as an intro!). I wear my influences proudly on my sleeve. Nothing too groundbreaking here, just a kick-ass instrumental. Enjoy.
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Uploaded: Jan 03, 2007 - 12:02:06 PM
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2007 - 12:02:06 PM Last Played: Mar 30, 2017 - 10:31:35 PM
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Hardware:
iMac 2.1ghz g5 20" 1.5g RAM
M-Audio Project Mix
Line6 Toneport
Tannoy Reveal Monitors
Guitar - Fender American Strat Plus
Bass - Greg Bennet Designs Corsair
Software:
Logic Express 7.1
Line6 Gearbox
Comments
dreadmon said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
DAMN!
Nice shootin' there, Tex! I'm sorry, but I can't figure out who your influences are there, because there's a whole lotta stuff goin' on - maybe a little Stevie Ray, but to me, this sounds totally original. That strange modulation over the bass line with the surf guitar - it teeters on the edge in a way that's totally energizing. Great groove, nice dynamics, excellent mix, killer fretwork. My only kvetch is that the software drums can't hold a candle to the volcanic action taking place everywhere else and still, they're well composed. Rock on, axe-slinger.
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dchapman said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Thanks
The drums, to me are the weakest point. I was focusing this time on my fretwork rather than my drum programming, so loops it was for this one. The high hat was nearly impossible to tame, but c'est la vie. Thanks for your comments!

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BC said 3726 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
What do you reckon?
I have a proposition for you, if you are interested. I am a drummer/teacher in Australia, and I am always looking for good grooves for my students to play along with. The groove is great, it just needs to be played by a drummer. The first thing that struck me is how hard it kicks, and I could kick it further. I have a studio for my kit (Pearl Materworks, Zildjians) and am running good mics thru a Firepod into Logic Express. I would love to record some drums for your track if you let me use the track as a playalong for my students. If you're into it, we can sort out details shortly, as I have a really busy 3 weeks of playing coming, but after that I want to lay some stuff down as i have only recently got my Firepod. I'll record them and send them back to you for mixing. What do you reckon?
Lartin Lane said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Loved it!
From the rumbling bassline to the singing lead guitar, its all good to me.
A thrash metal vocal would sound great on this.
A powerful track!
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echoroom said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Rawk!
D - this is a great, throbbin' piece of rock - really well played, and I especially like the harmonised guitar and funky strumming - gives the whole piece a really nice, varied texture.

This would be awesome live!

Nice work

Steve
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perceptualvortex said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Rokkin'
Yup, this is a badass rocker. Excellent guitar work, Darren, really an enjoyable jam.
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Mcboy said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
alive n kickin
nasty ass rockin composition......love it.....tasty licks....what more can ask for....except maybe for more......hehhehhe.....
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mikkinylund said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Ha!
I could hear on the first riff I was going to like this. It's very playful, nice bridge's and arrangements. Very well played guitar, impressive! Lot's of different influences here. This was a needed kick in my belly, thank you. Very inspirational. /Mikki
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said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
crash n burnin'
Nice crunchin' guitar work, interwoven with care. Good solid compostion.

. - Harold
jiguma said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Sounds like .......
..... you know your way around that fretboard! Fantastic guitar work, and great grumbling bass. It would be really interesting to hear this with one of the classy drummers on MJ (PV for example). That could lift this to an even better place.
Neil
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Peter Greenstone said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Yeah!
Brilliant guitar playing. You really got a wall of guitar there. The funky guitar part that comes up in the middle is a fun counter to the other parts. The drums sound much more in the space now than they did on the mixdown you sent me last night. Rock on!
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Z293 said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
I Thought I Knew
Who your influences were but that funky guitar break was a great surprise and change up. Great guitar and especially the bass guitar had a great punch to it.
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
very interested to hear
which amp models you used on this track. I've been messing around with some Line 6 stuff lately and would like to see how others use their stuff.

oh, btw, nice playing an' stuff..
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dchapman said 3827 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Models
For the beginning guitars, it's all the Mesa models with varying degrees of gain. Mostly dry from Gearbox so that I can control effects later. The funky clean tone is the JazzChorus model and the lead tone in the middle of the song is the JCM800 model... I believe the patch was called "2 Hands, Big Hair".

I did find that I needed to eq above 5k down throughout to control an aggressive bite and fizz that the sounds had. I did this at the master faders which also helped to control the sizzle of the hats.

d.


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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3827 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
thanks
really appreciate the input. I haven't had a lot of success getting a good tight sound with any of the Boogie models. Not sure why? You certainly have them working well.

I like the Bogners and Diezels better - 2002 Uber Bomber is great IMO. The JCM versions are nice but lack a bit compared to the real amp.

Thanks for the tip on EQ'ing too - I usually use a low pass filter at 12 kHz, that gets rid of a lot of the fizz... I'll have to try your way too.

Mason

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TobinMueller said 3827 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Hard funk potential
I dig the funkiness. And your notes just outside the chord. Wonderful energy and clarity in the guitars. I love the harmonies on some of the lines. The drumming is much too repetitive in my ears, not engaging the other players with the same invention and power that the guitars are giving, providing nothing more than a looped beat, and one that didn't rise to the power or hardboiled funkiness of the guitar or create a visual of a band. It has more to do with the lack of fills and variation than their inherent sound. Still, really nice guitar playing. (Was the bass guitar MIDI?) I am eager to hear your work on Speak Truth to Power!
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dchapman said 3827 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Drums
The only reason I didn't program drums for this one is that I didn't have a drum sound that suited the song. I'm gonna look at purchasing some drum samples soon and I may re-visit this song... Peter Greenstone offered some drumming, maybe I'll have to take him up on it.

The bass, however is not MIDI. Got a new bass for xmas and this was it's maiden voyage.

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derrenleepoole said 3827 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
The bit between the teeth.....
Man, the Vai and Satriani influence is all over this one. Some great shredding mate. Reminds me a lot of John Paul Jones solo stuff too. Well record and really meaty. The only real weakness is the drums IMO. A real drummer would make a huge difference, but I guess you already guessed that ;)
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haribo said 3827 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
fantastic bass motive
music with captivating attitude.. that is only pure, hip and just so gorgeous!! guitar, bass and riff all very hip. colourful and moody.
thanks for sharing this powerful one
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baki said 3827 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
:)
how many strings a day do you change? :)))
let there be satriani.
satriani it is.
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Cameron said 3826 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
great git playing!
Your guitar playing is definitely showcased to maximum advantage on this blazing rock track.

I do encourage you to freshen up the drum track with new samples and perhaps some more fills and change-ups.

The recording and mixing of the guitars is excellent. Very nice, clear sound palette. Full without being overwhelming; a good balance between taste and power-punch.

I particularly like the unexpected key-change and different chords just before the middle. This elevates the song from just "rock" to a more progressive slant. It's very refreshing to the ears, and adds a lot of interest.

This song might benefit from some additional material at the end, like a much slower "cadenza" section with punctuated chords, sort of a last flourish. As is, this song is like a train running at a fairly fast speed, which suddenly hits the brick wall of a station and comes to an abrupt stop.

Great work here, Darren! Your guitar playing is truly formidable.
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said 3826 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Excellent track!
Yea, the drums could be doing more I suppose, but the guitar & bass completely takes center stage here. Nice track!
said 3826 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
yu had me at...
the intro..... totally righteous rock. Glad to hear a tune from you. And this is solid. Breaking loose on that guitar.... high powered finese!
said 3826 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
PHULL BODIED FLAVOUR%u2122
What more can I say!? I hear the influences, but surely you've melded them with your own "twist".
Ed Hannifin said 3826 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
Accidentally caught your mention in the Chat...
And recalled that I had liked your guitar playing in the context of a vocal song in the past...

I'm blown away with this one. Darren, you're just awful good. This oughta be top of every MacJams chart. Certainly should be above my current offering... (Which I think is good, but I think this thing is stunning...)

Well. Line 6 Gearbox. Think I've gotta get a TonePort that I've recommended everyone ELSE get... You are getting truly phenomenal guitar tone here....Haven't read every comment yet, I admit, but you've got me wondering about what is being modeled here... what settings...

Boy, this just works for me on every level. Enough gush, but, really, this is a nice strong song...

Ed
dchapman said 3826 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Because EJH loves Replies!
Thanks for checking this out. The line 6 modelling IS pretty darned good. Scroll up to see which models I used for which parts.

Thanks again.
d.



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rsolorio said 3826 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
You own it!
You may have your influences but you've made it your own. Tasty, polished, forceful, clean. Hi marks and Faved
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alley-oop said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
hot chops
You play really good mister. I especially like the rhythm riff in the beginning and funky stuff. solos are sweeet
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ktb said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
blazing
Darren, this left my speakers lil blobs of melted plastic. Great walls of guitar. cool chnages and fantastic tones on the leads. Love the main riff. a real head banger
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said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
pro pro
excellent king crimson sounding tearin up beatin excellent carrying fantastic flying bystanding pedestrian blowhole shmorgasborg/ pure greatness
jpfeiff said 3823 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
Sounds great
Some of the guitar tones remind me of Eric Johnson. Very nice lead tones overall! I'm still struggling mightily to find a lead tone that sounds good--you've got three or four of them right here in this tune!!
ROCK ON!

Jim
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Mystified said 3821 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
Wowsers!
This is mighty impressive stuff!
Kudos!
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Mcboy said 3817 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
if....
if....hehhehhhe....if......well done ........
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dchapman said 3817 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
huh?
Thanks... i think??? Whatup with that Mcb?




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antwan said 3814 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Nice playing Dude!
Your chops are very solid!
Well done!

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Drew Kopr said 3805 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Solid!
What a great opening in this tune! Great rock man. Rock solid tune and great tone throughout.
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said 3789 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Solid
The performance and production are rock solid. I heard some Satrani/Gary Hoey influence in your solo. Great mix and I like your sound. Can't wait to hear your next one.


Sincerely,

Chris
Hectorious said 3720 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
This is the way to it.
Rock on man!!!! Great tasty chop my friend:)10's
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said 3711 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
very nice
great guitar work. well planned and played.
i don't mind the drums so much, cause it causes you to focus on the melody of the riffwork.
guitapick said 3687 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
So cool...
...the way you throw in the funky stuff...

...serious leads...

...highly inappropriate...needs to be labeled "Explicit"...

...glad I found you on that thread...thanks for the link, man...
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Norman Goodman said 3340 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Excellent playing
Great tone and very nice phrasing. I loved the Van Halen and Satriani style lines. Kings X fan by chance?
Great stuff!
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dchapman said 3317 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
Yup.
Huge King's X fan.

d.


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