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    MM.Org Season One - PRESEASON WEEK TWO

    This is just pre-season. It will run from 12:01 AM on Saturday, March 13th until midnight the following Friday.

    If we were actually keeping score, the leaderboard would look like this:

    - Blazon_Stone - 10 points
    - Iron1 - 10 Points
    - Nick - 10 points
    - Valtteri - 10 points
    - Markus - 10 points

    The rest of MM.Org - a big fat ZERO. But, that's ok, everyone knows preseason doesn't count.

    Ok, on to the 2nd and final week of the preseason. Hopefully 7DT can fire off the full season in a few weeks. But, for now, this is what you need to know:

    Here's the (slightly modified) rules 7DT posted for the last SAW over at that other place... yes I went there to get it and ... the horror...

    Anyway, here we go:

    Rules are simple, do 1-2 things every week, Post your creations in the weekly thread as soundcloud/youtube links.

    The deadline for this week is end of play, Friday, March 12th.

    Short rules:
    - You have until Friday midnight/Saturday morning to post your submission
    - Either do an original song or a cover/medley.
    - Submissions must be stuff you've done this week, no matter how awesome an old track/recording is
    - 10 points for each submission, per category.
    - submissions as souncloud or youtube links. Well, as long as it is playable from a post in the thread really.
    - You can do multiple entries per category, but only the first one will score points.
    - no eliminations, do your stuff as and when you can
    - Don't be a dick to other people. You can go to ss.org for that.
    - Don't steal other peoples songs
    - Most important of all: have fun!
    In the end, it's just pre-season, so there are no winners - not sure if that makes us all losers - or is that just me... ummm... anyhoo... Hopefully this will tide us all over for a while until 7DT can get back in and set up a proper season for us.


    Annnnndddd... GO!
    Last edited by Iron1; 03-17-2021, 01:59 PM.
    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

    #2
    Well, I managed to finish last week's song today, so here it is:

    Edit: nevermind
    Last edited by Markus; 03-13-2021, 04:30 PM.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Markus View Post
      ...never mind...
      yes... never mind..
      Last edited by Iron1; 03-17-2021, 02:00 PM.
      Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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        #4
        Here's my entry for this week. More a test of "can I get 3 tones from the Axe FXII that I not only dig, but compliment each other in the mix" than a completed song...



        Think I still have some tone tweaking to go...
        Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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          #5
          Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
          Here's my entry for this week. More a test of "can I get 3 tones from the Axe FXII that I not only dig, but compliment each other in the mix" than a completed song...



          Think I still have some tone tweaking to go...
          love the slower chug sections, fast ones give me seizures in a good way .






          I recorded a brand new track today, does anyone want to help me with lyrics and singing?
          Last edited by Megametal7; 03-17-2021, 09:10 PM.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post

            love the slower chug sections, fast ones give me seizures in a good way .
            Thanks! What did you think of the guitar tones?


            Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
            I recorded a brand new track today, does anyone want to help me with lyrics and singing?
            Normally, I'd be all in to help, but I can't record vocals right now. But, I should be able to later this year.

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

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              #7
              Originally posted by Iron1 View Post

              Thanks! What did you think of the guitar tones?


              sounds raw and nasty, I think it fits well the music you are playing.



              Normally, I'd be all in to help, but I can't record vocals right now. But, I should be able to later this year.


              sounds raw and nasty, I think it fits well the music you are playing.( edit) I should add, it sounds raw and nasty in a good way, that's what I meant.


              No worries, if I can't find anyone to sing it, I’ll do it myself... I'm not a singer but I try
              Last edited by Megametal7; 03-18-2021, 12:30 PM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                Here's my entry for this week. More a test of "can I get 3 tones from the Axe FXII that I not only dig, but compliment each other in the mix" than a completed song...



                Think I still have some tone tweaking to go...
                I think the tones sound brutal

                Let's see if I can do anything this week - if I can, it'll be crappily recorded grandpa's guitars.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Markus View Post

                  I think the tones sound brutal

                  Let's see if I can do anything this week - if I can, it'll be crappily recorded grandpa's guitars.
                  Thanks, Markus! And, crappy GG's are better than silence!
                  Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                    #10
                    hey gang, here is my entry for this week.

                    music is my and lyrics by RVA from another forum I'm on.

                    the song is about Ectoplasm, my singing is not great but it's better than no vocals? anyway, let me know what ya guys think.


                    well, I tried to edit the post many times and still cant embed the Soundcloud link.


                    Last edited by Megametal7; 03-19-2021, 03:35 PM.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
                      hey gang, here is my entry for this week.

                      music is my and lyrics by RVA from another forum I'm on.

                      the song is about Ectoplasm, my singing is not great but it's better than no vocals? anyway, let me know what ya guys think.


                      well, I tried to edit the post many times and still cant embed the Soundcloud link.


                      You embed the link by wrapping it with [sc ] [/sc ] instead of [url ]

                      Good stuff! Dig the progression in the beginning. The vocal pattern reminds me of early Sepultura, even though it sounds nothing like a Cavalera.
                      Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Iron1 View Post

                        You embed the link by wrapping it with [sc ] [/sc ] instead of [url ]

                        Good stuff! Dig the progression in the beginning. The vocal pattern reminds me of early Sepultura, even though it sounds nothing like a Cavalera.
                        I don't know what that means or how to do that, I must be getting old. On other forums, you just copy-paste the link for YT videos and sound cloud and it does automatically..

                        I'm not a singer and can't find anyone who wants to work with me, so I just wing it. I find drum loops on YT and I write riffs around it. I dont even have bass guitar on my track... Im one-man show

                        what did you think of mix, was everything clear? its first mix I did without mastering.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post

                          I don't know what that means or how to do that, I must be getting old. On other forums, you just copy-paste the link for YT videos and sound cloud and it does automatically..

                          I'm not a singer and can't find anyone who wants to work with me, so I just wing it. I find drum loops on YT and I write riffs around it. I dont even have bass guitar on my track... Im one-man show

                          what did you think of mix, was everything clear? its first mix I did without mastering.
                          Just simply type in "[sc]" without the quotation marks, then cut & paste in your soundcloud link and then type in "[/sc ]"without space between C and ] or the quotation marks. You can go back and hit edit on your quote of my soundcloud link above to see what I'm talking about.

                          And, like I said before, I'd happily do some vocals for you, just can't til I get a better studio situation.

                          The mix seemed ok, but Soundcloud squashed it really bad which makes it hard to tell. Maybe try backing down the overall volume before uploading it. I know if you give SC a 10-12db cushion, it doesn't squash the track so bad. Took me a few dozens songs to figure that out.
                          Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                            Here's my entry for this week. More a test of "can I get 3 tones from the Axe FXII that I not only dig, but compliment each other in the mix" than a completed song...



                            Think I still have some tone tweaking to go...
                            I'm diggin' the tones you're gettingI hear a "growl" in the rhythm tone that I haven't noticed before, love it!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
                              hey gang, here is my entry for this week.

                              music is my and lyrics by RVA from another forum I'm on.

                              the song is about Ectoplasm, my singing is not great but it's better than no vocals? anyway, let me know what ya guys think.


                              well, I tried to edit the post many times and still cant embed the Soundcloud link.


                              https://soundcloud.com/layuchebi/ech...1st-mix-vocals
                              For "winging it" I think it sounds pretty damn good!Just need some clanky bass groovin with it

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Bohmer View Post

                                For "winging it" I think it sounds pretty damn good!Just need some clanky bass groovin with it
                                thanks, brother, would you like to ad bass? it would be awesome if you do.

                                I don't have a bass guitar and can't even play it I don't want to keep asking for favors and being a needy guy. If anyone wants to work with me with my songs i would be really happy, vocals, bass, some lead solo to shred the hell out of it, as i cant shred either well looks like it i cant do many shit lol





                                Iron1 i will try and have a look-see if I can do it, (edit) thanks brother for the help I check your post and figured it out
                                Last edited by Megametal7; 03-19-2021, 03:38 PM. Reason: want to replay without making new post.

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                                  #17
                                  Tweaked the tones a bit and re-recorded some of this, then added a new riff, rearranged somewhat and like it much better now:

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

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                                    Tweaked the tones a bit and re-recorded some of this, then added a new riff, rearranged somewhat and like it much better now:

                                    sounds brutal brother, my fav parts are chugz after blastbeats. your guitar tone kind of reminds me of Exodus tone. how many layers of guitars do you record, they sound big.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post

                                      ...your guitar tone kind of reminds me of Exodus tone.
                                      Wow - thanks for the compliment.

                                      Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
                                      ...how many layers of guitars do you record, they sound big.
                                      I run two panned hard left, two panned hard right. When I first started doing SAW I was panning 6 to each side, but the gain staging was retarded and someone on here gave me some great advice that led to me pulling back to just 2.

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

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Iron1 View Post

                                        Wow - thanks for the compliment.



                                        I run two panned hard left, two panned hard right. When I first started doing SAW I was panning 6 to each side, but the gain staging was retarded and someone on here gave me some great advice that led to me pulling back to just 2.

                                        I only do 3 layers, 1 in the middle and hard left and right.


                                        I tweaked the mix bit can you tell me please if it's better than before?


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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post


                                          I only do 3 layers, 1 in the middle and hard left and right.


                                          I tweaked the mix bit can you tell me please if it's better than before?


                                          I run the bass up the gut and have the drums doubled and panned slightly left and right. So, the guitars are panned hard, the drums panned slightly and the bass right down the middle. I'm sure there are better ways to do it, but that's what I do...
                                          Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                                            Tweaked the tones a bit and re-recorded some of this, then added a new riff, rearranged somewhat and like it much better now:

                                            Fucking hell! The change @ :42 is brutal and the bass is punishing, love it!

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Bohmer View Post

                                              Fucking hell! The change @ :42 is brutal and the bass is punishing, love it!
                                              Thanks! I feel like the guitars get lost a bit in the fast parts, but love the tone I'm getting in the slower ones. Have to figure that out - maybe it's too much high end in the click of the kick?

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

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Iron1 View Post

                                                Thanks! I feel like the guitars get lost a bit in the fast parts, but love the tone I'm getting in the slower ones. Have to figure that out - maybe it's too much high end in the click of the kick?
                                                In my humble opinion leave it alone, as an artist, you will never be 100% happy. You will always find something that needs change or '' can be better'', make the song get the mix and move on to the next song.


                                                What I do is, once I finished the song I get it to sound ok the mix, and then I delete the file after bouncing it, so I cant go back to mess with it and make me move onto the next song.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Iron1 View Post
                                                  Here's my entry for this week. More a test of "can I get 3 tones from the Axe FXII that I not only dig, but compliment each other in the mix" than a completed song...



                                                  Think I still have some tone tweaking to go...
                                                  I feel bad for the drummer there
                                                  great tone!!!!!



                                                  Fuck I missed this week. As usual I get super excited in first day and then I get lost


                                                  I think it would work better for me if its was "SONG A DAY" rather than a week, all that waiting time between kills my momentum

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