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    Song and Cover a Week Season 1, Week 2

    Probably one of the, if not the best, start to a season ever. We've had loads of entries, overachievements, videos and all round it's meant that I'm slightly regretting my points per extra song stuff (if you think my math is wrong, tell me).

    I've handed out a discretionary video bonus for mr overachiever who managed 5 tracks, all with video, which were brilliant to see. I think drumming on the tree stump is one of my favourite things I've seen for a while.

    Markus played the smart game by doing an original song AND a cover to net the maximum points for 2 entries

    The standings after week 1 are:
    Blazon_Stone: 20pts + 10pts video bonus = 30pts
    Markus: 20pts
    Iron1: 15pts
    desertdweller: 10pts
    Webdood: 10pts
    7 Dying Trees: 10pts
    T Gobbs: 10pts
    Valtteri: 10pts
    Budda: 10pts
    Megametal7: 10pts



    Date for submissions is sunday midnight, always. I will check every monday around 10am where I am and total up points then. Starting this like 2 days early as I know some of you have been looking forward to this.

    We'll run for 8 or 10 weeks depending on participation.

    Anyway, here's the rules:
    - write one or more songs per week
    - cover one or more songs per week
    - 10 points for the first cover and first original song
    - points after that will be 5 for a second, 3 for a third, 1 for a 4th and 1 for every one after that.
    - apart from the 1st cover AND firs original, songs score like above. So you can submit a cover, a song, then 3 more of each say. this will give you 20pts for the first two, but then the next 6 will score 5, 3 and 4 times 1 giving you 32pts.
    - must be songs. 3 riffs stuck together do not a song make (otherwise it'd be easy to just submit 10 collections of riffs and get points, this is against the spirit of it all)
    - you're allowed 1 grindcore level joker song, but it still has to be a song. you must indicate this on your submission
    - submissions to be posted in this thread, soundcloud links, youtube, dropbox, whatever, as long as it can be played without paying something to someone.
    - you will not stealk from others except when doing covers
    - discretionary points awarded for extra work (like making a youtube music video, or anything entertaining)
    - submit by the time i have fed myself coffee on monday morning (but basically, sunday night somewhere in the world is your deadline).
    - all decisions by your benevolent dictator (me) are final

    Don't:
    - be a dick. songwriting is a skill you learn, and some may be better than others. By all means, give advice, encouragement, but don't go saying "this sux noob" etc. Penalties wil involve points deductions roughly equal to the amount of string and drum hits in the first minute of the liquid tension experiment 3 opening track.
    - steal shit of other people. covers are fine, lifting someone elses work and passing it off as your own, whether that be from a member, or from a different forum is not cool. Penalty for infringrement, see above
    - spam the thread with tons of non songs just to get points. If I feel someone is just putting crap up to score points for extra songs, I'll just not count the points.

    #2
    Yeah, man, great to see a lot of new blood joining the fun. Life’s got me too busy to really participate, unfortunately. I’ve got 3 unfinished intros between the 2 pre-season weeks and the first official week.

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      #3
      this is fun, I will start recording the new song tomorrow


      one question, the song I submitted last week has no vocals, I recorded vocals today and change one guitar section. can I swap the link with an updated version?

      cheers.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
        this is fun, I will start recording the new song tomorrow


        one question, the song I submitted last week has no vocals, I recorded vocals today and change one guitar section. can I swap the link with an updated version?

        cheers.
        yeah, you can swap link, won't earn you extra points though, but no problem swapping

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          #5
          Originally posted by 7 Dying Trees View Post

          yeah, you can swap link, won't earn you extra points though, but no problem swapping
          Cool, thanks.

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            #6
            Here's my next entry:

            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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              #7
              Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
              Here's my next entry:

              love the ending riffs.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post

                love the ending riffs.
                Thanks!
                Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                  Here's my next entry:

                  That guitar sound is huge!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by desertdweller View Post

                    That guitar sound is huge!
                    Thanks - took me way to long to get there with the Axe FX, but think I finally did.
                    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                      Here's my next entry:


                      Man that bass tone is sic and the guitar tone is great also.
                      O K T H E N

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Webdood View Post


                        Man that bass tone is sic and the guitar tone is great also.
                        Thanks - guitars are Soldano/Uber sims and the bass is Soldano as well. Love that you can use guitar amps for bass tones in modelers vs destroying your speakers IRL.
                        Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                          Here's my next entry:

                          That part before the clean break is cool as hell. Is that just bass? Sounds super mean.

                          Here's mine.

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                            #14
                            Ok, I had to take Ced up on the Song A Day Challenge:

                            Sadly, no video... but there is Apollo mission SFX... Ha.
                            Last edited by Iron1; 05-04-2021, 06:41 PM.
                            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                              #15
                              Was able to crank out a cover this afternoon.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by T Gobbs View Post

                                That part before the clean break is cool as hell. Is that just bass? Sounds super mean.
                                Not quite sure what part you're referring to, but there is bass right before the first DUHN DUHN part that leads to the clean part, if that's what ya mean.

                                Originally posted by T Gobbs View Post
                                Here's mine.

                                Very cool. Love how punchy the bass and kick drums are. I could feel the bass in my headphones, which isn't a common occurrence.

                                Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                  #17
                                  Here is this week's entry, it's generic as hell, I'm struggling to come up with anything good. Still working on lyrics and once I have them I'll swap the link.

                                  Last edited by Megametal7; 05-07-2021, 05:57 PM.

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                                    #18

                                    Decided to finally get off my arse and start recording again. This is the first time I've recorded any guitar parts in 6+ years, so they're a bit rough in places.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by tibernius View Post

                                      Decided to finally get off my arse and start recording again. This is the first time I've recorded any guitar parts in 6+ years, so they're a bit rough in places.
                                      I like it, sounds like a action movie soundtrack.

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                                        #20
                                        Here's mine, tried something different this week.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
                                          Here is this week's entry, it's generic as hell, I'm struggling to come up with anything good. Still working on lyrics and once I have them I'll swap the link.

                                          I think we all have those weeks - but there's almost always at least one riff or part that's useable for something better.


                                          Originally posted by tibernius View Post

                                          Decided to finally get off my arse and start recording again. This is the first time I've recorded any guitar parts in 6+ years, so they're a bit rough in places.
                                          Sounds like a backing track for Stranger Things - great job! Especially after 6 years off.


                                          Originally posted by Valtteri View Post
                                          Here's mine, tried something different this week.

                                          Makes me think of a faster, slightly heavier version of some ambient music I used to listen to years ago. Good job!

                                          Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                            #22
                                            Haha I almost forgot about this most of the days this week
                                            But I was putting so much effort into last week I really had to catch up with a bunch of other recordings I really "needed" to do, rather than things just for fun.

                                            But Ok, here's a song just to "check" my participance for this week



                                            I WILL go back and listen to all the other entires in both weeks soon... i am horrible

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Blazon_Stone View Post
                                              Haha I almost forgot about this most of the days this week
                                              But I was putting so much effort into last week I really had to catch up with a bunch of other recordings I really "needed" to do, rather than things just for fun.

                                              But Ok, here's a song just to "check" my participance for this week



                                              I WILL go back and listen to all the other entires in both weeks soon... i am horrible
                                              fuck yeah brother, that sounds fucking awesome man. love the riffs, the tempo, tone, fantastic work, man! keep em coming

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Valtteri View Post
                                                Here's mine, tried something different this week.

                                                hearing this tune I picture Van damme training hard it has a 90s martial art movie soundtrack vibe. The solo was great fit the music really well.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Submissions complete, I'll get points totalled tomorrow for the new weeks thread!

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