There are allot of guitars on this demo. I haven’t worked on the drums much yet but the guitar and bass are done. I’ve been trying to add some solos but nothing seems to be fitting the way I’d like.
I’ve gotten all the ballads out of my system for now and have been working on some heavier songs. The drums need some work on this demo but the rhythm guitars and bass are done.
This demo came about after being inundated with advertisements for “Djent” music and amp plugins being pushed down my throat on YouTube and Facebook. Regardless, I do like how this song has come out so far.
Demo for a song I’ve been working on called ARK.
I drew inspiration for this song from the early to mid 90s metal I grew up playing. Testament is the first band that comes to mind. This is my favorite song within the new demos.
I’ve got the song structure worked out on this one, just need to add the extras to it. This one features piano and a string section which I think give some nice atmosphere. “Interstellar” is the current working title of this demo and is subject to change.
This demo is has the whole song structure laid out but no leads. I’m not entirely sure where to go with from here.
I’d really like to work on this song some more. All of my songs have always been instrumentals but I’d really like to get a vocalist to work on this with me. I could instead record the vocal melody lines with guitar but I don’t think it would have the same impact. Who knows. Maybe.
This is an old one. I had almost forgotten what it was like to record to a computer in the mid 2000’s. I remember saving up to get a copy of Samplitude 6. The computer I used was an HP Pavilion with an Athlon processor, I don’t remember how much memory was in it but I’m sure it wasn’t much. I was using a 17 inch CRT monitor which I thought was about a good as it could get. It’s almost comical thinking about it now but I was only 5 years into my career so I wasn’t making the greatest of salaries, I was very lucky to have the things I needed in order to create and record music.
In order to get sound into the computer I used two M-Audio Delta 2488 PCI sound cards. Into that I had a Behringer mixing board. I’m not entirely sure what I was using for the guitar signal processing. At the time I remember having a Digitech RP5 pedal so that may be the guitar processor I used. For bass I believe I had a really cheap Squire 4 string which I likely recorded direct. For the piano I used an Alesis QS6.1 synthesizer which I no longer have but miss very much. I honestly don’t have a clue at all what guitar I used. At the time I had a Charvel Super Strat but this recording doesn’t really sound like that guitar.
I distinctly remember the drums on this song. I have no idea if the guy is still around but I bought some drum loops from Beta Monkey. This was before digital downloads were popular for such things and after ordering the loops I had to wait for the CD to come in the mail. The disc came with a handwritten thank you note. Compared to now, the method of getting the loops might seem inconvenient but it was an experience that was worthwhile when I finally got the disc and I certainly got plenty of use out of the drum loops it contained.
This old demo brings back some fond memories for me and I hope you enjoy it in all it’s rough glory.