Here's a cover of Metallica's "Fade to Black" using the drum and cymbal samples I uploaded recently. I used Sonar 4 + the Cyclone midi sequencer for the drums. All other instruments played by me.
Sonar 4 Producer (WinXP)
Alesis MultiMix 16 FireWire
Ibanez RG120 guitar
Ibanez SR405 bass
Pod XT Live
Here's the link:
The sounds of your packs are really good !!. I've heard the song (a very worked version) and I think that the drum track is lacking of humanism in some places during the song. I mean that although the sounds are real acoustic sounds, the play can be humanized with these details:
a.Fills like those that are in 1:20, or the snare in 02:02 or 3:25. Adjust the velocity of the beats to give a human feeling. If the velocity is the same in all beats then sounds like a tommy gun.
b.You can use 'ghost' notes specially with the snare. A master of ghost notes was John Bonham, Led Zeppelin drummer.
c.In 00:44 to 00:46 you play the same cymbal in groups of two beats (plas, plas). The second plas quiet the first totally and that not occurs in a real cymbal. If you load the same sound in two notes the problem dissapears (the mute group option disabled to these sounds).
I enjoyed the listening. This song demostrates that your sounds are in a high level.
Thanks for your comments. I'll keep them in mind for later on. I really just wanted to quickly create a sample song recorded using
the sounds I uploaded to give an example of how they might sound in a song. These samples are mostly used for practicing guitar
between band practices so I don't put a lot of effort into them.
Very well done! The drums are very good. I like it when at 5:40 the double bass comes in, unlike many drum computers (and real drummers using triggers) it sounds very natural! The crashes and cymbals in the first part (w/ clean guitars), however, sound a bit unnatural because one can hear too well that these are samples, i.e. exact copies. But overall: well done!