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Man Mike this stuff just plain and simple kicks a$$!!! Give it a good listen over today and l;ove it.....ALL of it!! Especially loved the BATM and SULTANS!!! I think because they were different than hearing the Rhoads solos....I mean that in a good way and no dis to Randy. :wink: You know what solo I would love to hear you play.....don't laugh 'cause I think it's a great solo but, LIFE GOES ON by Poison. IMHO C.C.'s best solo hands down. If you do it hook me up with the tab. I used to have it but, lost it YEARS ago when someone threw out my GUITAR for the practicing musician. :lol:

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Checking your stuff out now and I like what I hear bro.Keep 'em coming.


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Sorry I havent Posted sooner. Man i love your style. You sound really fliud and smooth. Keep it up


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Wohoo man I love the bark at the moon you did and the crazy train was really cool a bit sloppy but very good, way better than how I play it but I like all your stuff you posted

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A big thank you to everyone... It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when I read everyones comments!! LOL


OK, now I recorded the whole song "Believer" and I did many layers of guitars for it because I was going for the feel from the DOAM recording of the song.. I even created some really cool guitar noises with a glass slide and stretching the recording out and processing the hell out of it!! LOL I double tracked the solo also, and this is where the recording goes of track IMO there is a major tone change that comes right at the start of the solo.. it isn't so bad but it is there.. let me know what you think I put it as the first entry on my thread and here too.. Enjoy http://media.putfile.com/Mikes-Believer
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Hi Mike

Firstly a slightly heavier sounding guitar. I don't care how many times I repeat myself but I love your trademark tone. Your guitar tone to me sounds like it could go out of control at any moment but it is contained and because of that it seethes

The rhythms of the riff were so dead on it sounded really just relentless .

Not many people get the eerieness of the interlude just before the solo either. I think if you get the tone and ringing of the notes just right the solo just comes in like a steam train and you did an awesome job.

I think Believer is one of the hardest Randy solos (like Tonight) to pull off convincingly.

Another great addition Mike. Your playing really inspires me to get better


  
 
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Wow.
Like Matt I'm totally impressed with your take on Believer.
Really!
Thats easily up there in the best that I have ever heard that song covered, you really captured I think the eerieness that Randy was going for in the intro and interlude (and outro).

Not only was it just in general a very good cover, but that solo was very, very accurate, excellent!


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Well I am truly speechless... My take on "Believer" was more of a production and recording technique expeirement than anything else! Maybe I played OK on it because I wasn't really focused on the actual playing aspect and just laid the guitar parts down systematically without any worry. (that does alot for players, when they are playing something and are not pre-occupied with their performance.) I was more focused on the mixing and I think that is why I got the EQ'ing during the solo section messed up. LOL

Matt, You do hear a heavier guitar sound! I used my Charvel Model 2 which is loaded with an EMG 81 and I also use .010's on it where as my other guitars have passive PUP's and are loaded with .009's. You have a very good ear for such details!! It was the first time I used the Charvel for recording a piece for the forum and I really like how the tone and thickness turned out. I even used it for overdubbing the clean parts on the interlude which I usually dislike EMG 81's for a clean sound becuase they are too brittle, but mixed with the other 2 guitar parts on that section it came out almost synth-like.

Mr. Coneman, I love the DOAM version of the solo on "Believer" a little more than the "Tribute" version and I think it is because I really am quite amazed at Randy's ability in the studio to layer and double or triple his guitar parts and bring them all together as one single entity. His studio skills were second to none! Randy played live even better IMO but for my own personal taste and enjoyment, because I love to fiddle around with multi-track recording, I can still put on BOO or DOAM and just the mix and magical layering of the guitars puts me in another world! I feel, for their time, those two albums are production masterpieces and they opened the door for how engieneers and producers started recording Hard Rock and Heavy Metal ever since.

Thank you Matt and Cone! Your comments let me know I acheived what I was after. (and I listened to it again and I think the solo tracks I did lay down aren't too shabby.. LOL almost as close as my "Revelation" tracks, but that was a fluke, I amazed myself with that one! )

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Very impressed once again buddy!! That was KILLER!!! You really pulled that solo off nicely...I'm jealous you bastard. :lol:

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Hey Ralph, thank you for the BT to Believer, I am a freak when it comes to jamming with a good BT and that one was great!!


Ok, I laid down my own solo for the classic Sabbath tune "Snowblind", I have always loved the SOTD version of that song the best so you might hear a little Gillis influence in the phrasing. Enjoy!
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That was freaking awesome, Dik! I love your tone 8)


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Hi Mike

Nice work there with great tone.

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Thanks Recon and Suzie!! I have been playing around with amp & cabinet simulation plug-ins and I really am enjoying the color they are beginning to add to my tone. That is a great riff to lay down a "soulful" solo on, so that's what I did, just 100% improvised. I liked how the feeling came through on that so I kept it, even with the little chicken scratches at the end of it.. LOL

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Hi Mike

Excellent solo work...really great feel and delivery. I really do admire yor way of playing mike...but ...

I actually prefer your old tone with the mids of the new tone! The new tone don't get me wrong sounds extremely high quality, but the old one sounds more exclusive. I haven't heard any one with that old tone, but that one I heard today, I have.

Cheers, great soulful playing...bring back the violin tone :D

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Ok, I recorded another entire song from DOAM album, and it is the title track. I sure wish I would've had a nylon string for this recording, I only have electrics at the moment. To soften the guitar sound on the clean parts I layered as many as 5 seperate guitars and heavily processed the signals. I was trying to achieve the same feel and dynamics as the original and I hope I did it justice not having an acoustic guitar. LOL enjoy
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Ok, I recorded another entire song from DOAM album, and it is the title track. I sure wish I would've had a nylon string for this recording, I only have electrics at the moment. To soften the guitar sound on the clean parts I layered as many as 5 seperate guitars and heavily processed the signals. I was trying to achieve the same feel and dynamics as the original and I hope I did it justice not having an acoustic guitar. LOL enjoy
http://media.putfile.com/Mikes-DOAM


Oohh I like :) I like very much, you did a good job on Diary Of A Madman :) it still gives me the same energy Randy did, so well done, ya see Randy when i listen to Randy play he makes me feel like i wanna jump up and yet this version is no different, it gives me chills just like Matt does :| man, i wish i could play this song, its one of my favourites lol! i can do just the intro, and i only know parts of songs so its not enough for a Siro_Angel's Randy Rhoads Guitar Solos lol!

Anyways bro, this is a really good version :) well done :D i mean listening to that riff after the solo just gives me a chill! Loving the tone aswell!

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been woodshedding have you?? it sounds real good man i must lean that song..the only sugesstion i would have on the mellow verse parts would be to switch to the neck pickup and roll out some highs and roll up the lo mid s thats it nice job...needs a bigger drum sound too...but hey now i am gettin picky it aint bout the drums!!! if thats all i can find then you did pretty well 4 outa 5 stars mike

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Thanks alot guys! Thanks for the suggestion Kev, I know those highs are almost ear-splitting and I think I let it come out that way because I hate hearing a "dull" guitar tone, but I wasn't thinking of the whole mix.. This project led me to digging up a bunch of information on EQ'ing and individual track placement in the mix as a whole and how each track conflicts with the others for a frequency band or two!! WOW now I know what a parametric EQ really is for..LOL (I used to just make the big PHAZOR effect with them and that would drive my buddy who had the Mackie board nuts!! LOL) The more layers of thing you put in the mix, the more you have to take away from somewhere to get the new tracks to float. Thanks for the input, it led me to a whole new area of discovery!!

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I was doing some reading on the net about my GK250ML amp (this has been the amp I have used for all of my recordings.) and I found out about a stereo direct out post pre-amp pre power-amp in the back (mine wasn't labled so I never used that 1/4" jack..LOL) so I tried that instead of using the headphones out as my line out. WOW my signal's headroom opened WAY up and I am able to max my windows mixer line-in and crank my amps pre-amp channels without all the compression and risk of clipping. This has changed my tone somewhat so I did an expeirement by completely re-recording the song DOAM, I would really like everyone to compare my 2 different mixes, I really like the new sound alot more (I also learned quite a bit about EQ'ing tracks in the mix yesterday too.)

Here is the NEW recording with my new amp's signal routing
http://media.putfile.com/Mikes-DOAM-DI-FINAL

Here is the old one where I was using the headphones out for my line out of my amp.
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where do you get yoiur fantastic backing tracks?...can I have DOAM too?!! LOL

I liked both verisons but the first was my favourite sound and mix wise. I like your attention to detail in this performance.

The solo was very well played and sounded nice and mysterious!


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HEYYYYYYYY!!! i want these backing track!!!!!!

Or they are played with a band!


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I added the song "Bringing on the Heartbreak" it is here in my first post after my Randy material or in the "Musicians" thread.. I used my new recording set-up for it and I am still tweaking my lead tone. (It seems too nasally to me). Enjoy

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Just did some updating of my intro-post. I have re-recorded 3 Randy solos with my new set-up and I put those at the top. I also added the 2 original pieces I did using FL Studio 5 for creating the drum tracks and the bass lines all myself. (they are below all of my Randy material.) Check out the new takes and even compare them to the ones I first did with the "old" signal path recording method. Let me know what ya all think.. Enjoy!

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Hi Mike

The new tone sounds very fine indeed. But the biggest question...are YOU satisfied?

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I am glad you like my new evolving tone Matt, thanks.

Well, today was one of those "psycho-acoustic" days.. LOL I didn't like the sound I was getting... Until I ran my master out through a tube pre-amp plug-in and that warmed it (and me..LOL) right up.

The backing track I have for the outro solo of the song "Tonight" is a little slower than the original version and this plays havoc with me when trying to hold out certain bends and trying to get the feel of the original. (recording this solo has made me gain so much more respect for Randy's playing and the control he had over his chosen notes! I think this may be one of his most difficult leads to re-create). Anyhow I sped my backing track up seven percent to get it up to the correct speed and then I re-recorded my tracks and I let the playing go on a little further than the original before I fade it out. (I do improv after a certain point on this so I let the fade out go until I played some lame ass lick.. LOL) The link is at the top. Enjoy!

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Well done Mike!

Nice, nice work 8) By the way I have recorded the Santana piece and have just a bit of mastering to do. I'll send it to you tomorrow.

Sorry it took so long but I just commited myself to so many things and I am just catching up with everything.

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Man just got done listening to all of your songs. Man they sound really good. Ill say it again, keep up the good work. I really like the surfing with the dik, or yeah.

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Hey Bro I liked that TONIGHT solo A LOT!! Totally dig the outro with the fade to it. Did you edit the track to make it longer? If you did send that to me please. It inspired me to do one that way. Oh and glad you liked MY version of The Trooper. :wink: :D

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Muchos Gracias amigos!! :lol: Since I have basically completely re-designed my recording set-up and changed over to Cubase it feels like a completely new take on the songs I previously posted. So I will slowly but surely re-record them and come out with others too. I am working on 3 must-do projects at the moment and I think that is just about what I should stay at, any more and I think my focus would drift. Thanks alot guys, becoming an RR.tk member has really pushed my playing forward!

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Hi Mike

Just listened to Believer for a bit of inspiration...I thought I was over this, but I just heard and it just makes me shake my head and smile. Half in sheer enjoyment and half in disbelief.

It is such an energetic perofrmance. I think I will have to woodshed this one (I saw you and kevin Kyle use this word...it basically means work arse off to get good right LOL?

Have a good weekend and I'll let you know how the Guitar hunting goes 8)

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