With the documents online, the advent of upgraded plugins, and even an RBN project sample, many tools exist to help all people to learn how things work. But, sometimes seeing things in action just makes it all click, and the best way to do that is to just play and watch.
But, which songs are best to study? What unique things could you do? Is there a way to make things easier for you? What if you want to do something uncommon, and are looking for HMX-official songs that utilize the same technique?
Whether for creative instrument charting, excellent camera work, or cool venue effects, these are the songs that can make you go "Ah-hah!"
"Clint Eastwood" - Gorillaz
- Obviously, the singer sings all the parts. But, check out the rap verses. Lip sync is applied to the drummer, then a chain of "Close Up Only" focusing on him/her creates the illusion of a second vocalist.
- Nice use of the [lighting_flare] and Negative PPV
- Watch the cam cuts at the end of each verse. It'll change with every cymbal hit (also done in Feel Good, Inc)
"Tangled Up In Blue" - Bob Dylan
- Just a good example that Easy isn't always bad, especially if one instrument is far and away harder than the others.
- Check out the end of each chorus. Always OD. Always simple. Always Unison bonus. Never exceeds max overdrive.
"Give It Away" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Watch all the way through to 1:37. See that? No activation point available has appeared, yet the Vocalist is picking up his fifth Overdrive phrase! That OD is going to waste, unless the vocalist missed a few phrases (which, for a talky song like this, doesn't happen often enough). This is exactly what NOT to do! Frustrating at best.
- Second verse gets it right. 4 OD phrases, activation point, and picks up 4 more OD before it ends. Even gives a few extra activation points, just in case.
More to come, hopefully from you guys!