One Tomorrow. One the day after.
Then I’m free for the rest of the summer.
More LA trips and music projects? I think yaw
Hey I saw your preview cover of Different Sense and I thought it was pretty accurate. One quick question—how were you able to hear the guitar in that song well enough to cover it? Do you use a program or something to amplify certain parts of the song? Thank you
The best quality version is on Direngrey’s facebook. I recorded it with a program called “freecorder” and listened to it with headphones/speakers. Keep listening, try separating the tracks and eventually each part will get louder psychologically. Take a break, relisten to it. You will catch things you didn’t hear the first time. That’s how I do it. No programs.
found ya doin some sick nasty diru covers on youtubes. from one musician to another mind if i shoot ya a few questions on the godly topic that is diru?
such as gear, sound, composition, or technique. ya know.
congrats on those finals haha. talk to ya later, gene.
Hmm, im not sure how I can answer some of these questions.. they’re broad - but I will try
Sound - I am really peculiar about my sound. I really like my distortion sound, I try to match it to Die’s sound as my default distortion. I really love his live tone. It’s very sharp and warm live.
My clean tone sucks. It lacks that warm and clarity cuz I use a Solid state amp. No matter how hard I’ve tried my clean tone can never come out the way I want it to, so maybe I may need to upgrade to a tube or try harder to produce a nice clean.
My modulations always differ from what I want from it. I think the Pod XT Live has a great variety to find sounds that you can always use.
Composition - Always depends on what sort of song I want to produce at that time. I’ve produced RnB style songs to Rock to Metal etc etc. So it depends what mood set I am in, how I am feeling, and I try to plan accordingly to how I want to project my mood.
There are certain phrases I feel have a lot of power behind it.
Let me take my latest work for an example: Narkissos
At this time, I was influenced a little by Orgy. So I took a more effect-driven song than usual. I used more track layers and used a 7 string as well.
As mentioned earlier - there are “powerful phrases”.
the phrase that starts at 0:17 is something I liked. It differs from the A section of the chorus with palm mutes added and drums changed to add more dynamic to the phrase. Simple changes like that can really bring out brilliance.
The synth like “screams” in the back also add a lot of emotion I think. It sounds really cool to me. I’m not sure what other people feel when they hear this song, but I was trying to portray a sense of agony, suffer, and despair.
disecting this phrase apart, How did I go about portraying it?
I take my influences and work with it. So despair and suffering - those two concepts. I think, what songs have ever made me feel this way or other people feel this way? So I think - ok this phrase, this tone, this chord, etc etc makes it sad.. I find what they have in common and try to work like that to make something that also portrays that sense.
This just scratches the surface, theres a lot of things that go into making a composition great.
Technique - Well my technique is not that great. I am still learning. A lot of techniques just take time to get down. It’s all in practice. One technique I have recently learned is incorporating finger picking in pick.. picking.
Justin teaches it here
Thanks, good luck.
Haha I had a dream about Die just now. No - it wasn’t some gay shit.
It was actually pretty practical. I woke up really inspired. He was playing a guitar phrase that sounded insanely awesome.
I think it’s time to make a new song this summer after Narkissos..
So this post is mainly for asphyxiation on tumblr since he inquired about it yesterday.
Thanks for checking out the description before posting by the way, so you know the tuning already - D Ab D G B D
So it goes like this:
then there’s a little phrase that “links” it back together which aren’t harmonics, but it’s on the high D string
And by the way, I start phrase 1 like this(its after the chorus):
One last night, I tuned this specifically just so the harmonics on the 9th and 4th fret would play in tune, instead of it’s usual flat.