Torden wrote:I've listened to several of the tracks you've posted in this thread, and from what I can hear I can conclude the following:
1. You're good at composing melodies and setting up song structures
2. You know how to make lyrics.
3. You're not limited to one genre.
4. You really love vocaloids!
I'm kind of impressed with the width of genres you go into. I don't think I could have done so many of them.
You have kind of made your own style here with all these vocalids. Sometimes I feel they work well, sometimes I'd like to hear how the song sounds with real vocals instead.
My favourites so far are Nuclear Fallout and Resiting The Temptation. The last one I feel could be really great if you had a real vocalist. The compositionis quite good, and so is the mix of instruments. I can imagine it would sound great if you had a skilled soprano (like Tarja Turunen of the old Nightwish) doing the vocals.
Btw, what did you use for the guitar in this track? It sounds real. Or is it a sample plugin?
I've used Plogue's Alter Ego myself. It's more gritty than the ones I hear you use. Have you tried it too? It's free.
Thank you for the kind words. I'll try to answer your questions and reply to your comments the best I can.
I've been listening to music since the early 60s so I've heard just about everything there is. That's why I'm able to write so many different genres. There's really very little in music that I don't like. Basically Rap and Reggae. Just don't have a feel for them.
As for Resisting The Temptation, I modeled the CD off of the group Within Temptation. And yes, I'd love to have Sharon den Adel singing my stuff but that's not happening. Vocaloid, for me, is a means to an ends...to get my songs heard. Having said that, I am actually starting to enjoy their vocals for what they are. I find it kind of odd that on a forum where we accept so much in the way of sound (one member recorded his trip on a train and processed that) we are so against synthetic vocals. I truly don't get it.
I have never tried the software you mentioned. I have found that Vocaloid is the only one that even comes close to a real singer, even though there is this other software in beta (I'm waiting to be called as a tester) that looks very promising.
As for the guitars, I used the software Real Guitars (they have several models) and also VIR 2 Electricity. I find them to be excellent. Of course that's just my opinion for what it's worth.
Anyway, after 40 plus years of writing, yeah, there's not much I can't do.
If you liked Resisting The Temptation, you might want to check out the entire CD.https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... temptation