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Old 16 February 2008, 13:13   #61
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As everyone else here says, brilliant work. I especially appreciate it as I play the piano, but terribly compared to you!

Rather than request songs since enough people have done that, how about you give us some background information about them? Stuff like:

How long have/did you learn the piano for?
Are you one of those incredibly gifted people that can simply play a tune after hearing it?
How long does it take you before you can sit down and play a tune?
How many attempts before you can play it without mistakes? (I didn't notice any mistakes in the tunes so far at all!)
How are you recording these songs? (Equipment etc)
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Old 16 February 2008, 13:42   #62
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How long have/did you learn the piano for?
Are you one of those incredibly gifted people that can simply play a tune after hearing it?
How long does it take you before you can sit down and play a tune?
How many attempts before you can play it without mistakes? (I didn't notice any mistakes in the tunes so far at all!)
How are you recording these songs? (Equipment etc)
Good call. These are all questions that ran through my head when listening but I never got around to asking them for some reason.
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Old 16 February 2008, 13:55   #63
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Good call. These are all questions that ran through my head when listening but I never got around to asking them for some reason.
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Old 16 February 2008, 16:12   #64
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How are you recording these songs? (Equipment etc)
this one in particular went through my head!
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Old 16 February 2008, 16:21   #65
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Okay, I just came home from work...
Here we go.


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I listened golden axe piano and is really good
but it doesn't look home-made
it's so well recorded and it looks so professional

there's a sound on the background...I feel this was recorded using an electric piano with accompaniment

generally Im not so distrustful...but

Viddi,...are you sure that you are the real author of this?
Of course Iīm the "author!"
It wouldnīt make sense to start a thread like this being a liar, would it?!

Itīs an e-piano, Yamaha PF-500.
As I said in my first post, the strings are just a dual voice.
I often use it to add some more depth and you can do some tricks with it.

E.g.:Using two fingers of the right hand to hold this sound, playing something else with the other three fingers and change the two fingers again to get more harmonies. And so on...
You can do the same with the left hand.

So itīs possible to "split your hands" while playing bassline, chords, a variation and the main voice.

The downside (at least when I play) is that timing problems occour from time to time, especially while having cold hands.
Thatīs why these songs arenīt perfect in my eyes.
But I donīt want to record them in parts...

Of course there is no accompaniment. The PF-500 is just a piano, not a keyboard.

Ah yes, prof. recording isnīt a big deal nowadays.
To finalize the very basic recording I just added a master limiter.



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How long have/did you learn the piano for?
Are you one of those incredibly gifted people that can simply play a tune after hearing it?
How long does it take you before you can sit down and play a tune?
How many attempts before you can play it without mistakes? (I didn't notice any mistakes in the tunes so far at all!)
How are you recording these songs? (Equipment etc)
Oh, I started with organ (!) lessons when I was 7. Weird, I know.
Then I switched over to keyboards and finally changed to the piano.

I always hated notes and my teacher(s) became angry all the time when playing memorized songs instead of using sheets of music.
Thatīs why I quit when I was 13 and did the rest by myself.

I normally hear songs once and play them. Sometimes I have to listen to some parts more often. It depends on the complexity and my skills.

There are some mistakes, or things I wanted to play in a different manner,
but these things are concealed by quick interpretation changes.

I use a Roland VM-3100 mixer and the DMX6-fire soundcard for my recordings.

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Old 16 February 2008, 17:08   #66
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ok ...you are great viddi ..you play piano like Richard Clayderman

any possibility that you can make agony' intro?

it's ideal for this kind of remake cause it's a great piano song


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Old 16 February 2008, 17:10   #67
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Yeah, itīs on my list.

But guys, donīt overvalue my skills.

Anyway, thanks so much. That motivates me to work off the list.
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Old 16 February 2008, 18:19   #68
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Beast III main theme added.

A bit long but I tried to include the vocal part (end) from the Immortal CD.

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Old 16 February 2008, 19:20   #69
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Pretty well interpratition. I'm no real Beast soundtrack fan, but this one sounds awesome.
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Old 16 February 2008, 20:07   #71
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Really good stuff Viddi!! Just listened to Goldex Axe, really nice!

Cannon Fodder -> Ahhh, lovely Brings the game right back in my mind..Cool..

And SOTB - Lovely!! Great conversion of a great track, thanks!

And what about something from the Dune game ?
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Old 16 February 2008, 22:01   #72
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Once again Viddi, a real pleasure to listen to.
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frikkin awesome

your rendition of cannon fodder is playing constantly in the background while I work on my notebook....thank you thank you thank you
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Old 16 February 2008, 23:26   #74
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@klx300r:

Thank YOU!




Lethal Xcess added!
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Old 16 February 2008, 23:37   #75
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You've made another brilliant piano replay of this 7-voice track from Jochen. Was it really as easy as you said before? I love it!!!
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Old 16 February 2008, 23:45   #76
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Cool!!

The slower part was quite easy.
But the faster part was a bit tricky, because there is so much going on in Jochenīs tune.

So, I decided to split the recording (shame on me ) and recorded the faster part + ending seperately.
I think I played it twelve times or so.

Boy, my fingers hurt!
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Cool!!

The slower part was quite easy.
But the faster part was a bit tricky, because there is so much going on in Jochenīs tune.

So, I decided to split the recording (shame on me ) and recorded the faster part + ending seperately.
Aaah, i didn't noticed that. Have to re-listen to it.


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I think I played it twelve times or so.

Boy, my fingers hurt!
Yeah, but the result is worth the pain, imho.
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Old 17 February 2008, 00:58   #78
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I found a cool clavier piccy (made by microsoft ) and just added a boingball and some shadows.

Do you think this is a nice front cover for a CD box?
And is the heading okay or a bit dull?
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No, it's not dull but you forgot "Music". I like your piano/Amiga ball artwork. What should be on the back cover?
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Mhhh.
I can imagine a 3D clavier with little, cute game characters on it.
Or several, transparent game logos on each key.
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