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Old 05-08-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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A request: Music minus drums for Kingdom of Dreams?

Just wondering if this might be possible as I am doing a recording within the next few months, and it's a new studio where the engineer I'm working with wants me to come in in a few weeks and come to grips with mic'ing my kit up and getting a good sound.

So I have the following set of songs which I will be using to demo myself:

Symphony X - The Eyes of Medusa, King of Terrors
Dream Theater - The Dance of Eternity
Virgil Donati - Alien Hip Hop (OTV Version), Kingdom of Dreams
Powerglove - So Sexy Robotnik


Obviously I don't have proper backing tracks for all of them, but if there *is* one for Kingdom of Dreams I would gladly purchase a copy of it
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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Sounds like quite the challenge there David! Good luck! I don't know if that song is available without drums.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:02 PM   #3
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It's a lot of fun, I can pretty much nail all the accents in the solo section at the end but obviously I'm not duplicating what Virgil does .

In fact, I have no idea if what I'm doing even sounds any good, but eh .

The groove is really cool to play, and once you get comfortable with it and lock in it's easy to improvise a bit.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:39 AM   #4
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Hey David,
I think I can help out a little here. I will post a minus drums mix of Kingdom, and also a tempo/meter map (midi file) which you can drag into Logic (or whatever app you use). This is important as there are many tempo and meter changes, and it would be difficult to generate a click otherwise... give me a day or two....
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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Hey Virgil, thanks very much for that!
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:03 PM   #6
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How's that for customer service?

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:20 PM   #7
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Wow that's so cool of you Virgil. Props.
David you're one lucky guy!
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:29 PM   #8
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Very cool! I think I have interest for learning Kingdom Of Dreams now, too!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #9
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Well, looks like the rehearsal recording session is locked in for this Thursday NSW time.

So, Virgil - please don't feel compelled to rush the track out the door, judging from my last few practise sessions over the last few days I don't even know if I'm gonna get ANY good takes down but we'll see!

Hopefully I'll at least be able to get Alien Hip Hop and Eyes of Medusa back up to par, as they were the two I was originally concentrating on...
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:03 PM   #10
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Master Virgil can I have a copy of that Kingdom minus drums plus midi as well?

Btw - been downloading lots of multitracks of my fav bands and songs lately I just can't believe how much valuable stuff you can get on the net lately. Much much much tnx for the guys who shared them! I'm too lazy to form a band but with this multitracks it will be a blast to edit and play along them. as the saying goes... the best things in life are free... and some are in the internet for free as well hehe.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #11
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My apologies David, I'm in Mexico with questionable internet connection, spending long frustrating hours in airports dealing with cancelled flights etc...
won't make the upload deadline...heart was in the right place, but files were not!
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Hi Virgil - no problem, I'm not sure whether I'll upload any videos or not at this point as the circumstances in the studio were very rushed, and I ended up only doing 2 songs with more than 1 take, didn't really have time to get settled... But we'll see, once I've got the footage and the audio I may or may not decide if they're good enough for people to watch!
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:31 AM   #13
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Quote:
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My apologies David, I'm in Mexico with questionable internet connection, spending long frustrating hours in airports dealing with cancelled flights etc...
won't make the upload deadline...heart was in the right place, but files were not!

My wife's mother is from Guatemala, I know how you must be feeling dealing
with those airport situations......... .

Hope you're fine in Central America, stay well, have a good time and get back
home safe!
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:07 AM   #14
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Well, regardless of how badly I think the recording was, I'm going to upload a few of the tracks and leave them unlisted, mainly because for the most part I think they turned out ok. I haven't seen the footage or listened to all the recordings the whole way through yet, so in the next couple of weeks hopefully I'll get access to it and can put it all together.

This time, my audio backings are in the mix so I don't have to rely on MS Movie Maker's 8ms "precision" to try and line it all up together :P

I probably won't upload Alien Hip Hop, the click kept getting drowned out by the guitar solos and I stuffed up on most of the awkward bits. Unless it makes me sound good.

Speaking of which, this is the first time I've heard my double strokes on a recording since I changed my technique and my approach and they sound unbelievable. I'm stoked
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #15
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O7AQxx_4uA

Not exactly my best attempt at this song, but that was the only take I had time for... and I couldn't hear the track properly thanks to the dodgy headphones

Anyway, there it is... Could be much better, but oh well.
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