Work In Progress: Making my first EP


#122

Great Job, Rick! Are these guitars and drums synth ?


#123

Thanks!

I’m glad you liked it AJ :blush:

Thank you! Riffs At Random has recorded real electric guitars for this song. He’s an amazing guitar player. The drums are a virtual instrument though


#124

This is pretty cool man. It’s “Unknown-33” from Soundcloud. I remember you liked my rapping. If you need any help with lyrics or maybe a voice, I’m down for it!


#125

Hey, I remember you! :smile: I didn’t know you were also on the forums. Nice to see you here!

Thanks for the offer, I’ll keep it in mind.


#126

Rejoined when LPU17 hit. I was just MIA from LPU and LP forums in general. You know, life and such lol. But yeah man keep me in mind. Thanks!


#127

December 30 2017: Track-by-track update

Solid: The only demo that I dropped early on, because it didn’t have as much potential as the rest. Perhaps I’ll release it another time.

Bananas: Still in the early stages because I had to find the right singer (see previous update for more info). It’s coming along nicely though! I’ve almost completed the drums and the piano track. Right now I’m figuring out what other instruments fit.

The Keys: I have to re-record the piano since my current recording is a bit sloppy. Other than that, it’s done and ready for mixing. Also, I might have gone too far considering the amount of instruments. As you can see below, they don’t even fit on the screen together :smile:.

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Anything: This has been the most challenging demo from the beginning. I have been trying to make it less repetitive and let it flow organically. I’m curious to see where it goes.

Milky Way: Like The Keys, I have almost completed recording it. A funny thing I did was using a plastic salt bottle as a shaker.

Ascension: This banger is done and ready for mixing. Shout out to Riffs At Random! (See previous update about our collab)

Wood: Nearly finished, except the tricky bridge part: I’m changing and adding stuff to see what works. It shouldn’t take too long to get it right.

This month has been so busy that I had to put the entire project on hold :weary:. I’m planning to continue mid-January. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


#128

Yay! Lots of new tracks! :smile: :sun_with_face:

Thank you so much!! :smile: happy new year to you as welll!! :hugs: :tada: :sparkler: :hugs: :sun_with_face:


#129

Lol. How many layers?


#130

Thank you!!

18 layers as you can barely see on the screenshot. That’s excluding all of the individual drum tracks (bass drum, snare, high-hats, etc). I always pack these up into 2 or 3 layers.


#131

Oh wow :joy:


#132

Oh dear bro! :heart: It’s fine. :blush::blush: Don’t worry just hold on a bit. Even i am celebrating my new year, merry Christmas everything on 12th when my exams end… lol. Happy new year greetings to you too! Thanks! :tada::tada::gift:


#133

Thank you :blush:
And good luck with your exams!


#134

Thanks a lot​:blush::blush: i hope they end up soon and I can spend more time on forums :blush::blush:


#135

Found the sc notification… vibes arrived on my side! Love the piano riffs while the redt could be a bit slower - the piano should be LOUDER :grin::tada: - you have a great flow in this composition Rick :heart_eyes: Respect man! @rickvanmeijel


#136

I saw you liked it on sc :smile: thanks!

What do you mean with redt?


#137

A spelling mistake- (reminds me to send a hug to my darling @spellingmistake :hugs:) should be rest… the drums are a bit too loud (omo) the rest is eargasm as @lpfan61 and me already agreed :clap:t2: Great theme Rick :grin:


#138

Oooh I see. Thanks for saying that, I wasn’t 100% sure if the drums were too loud. I thought it sounded good like this, since it’s a hip hop track. Drums have to stand out, but maybe I went a little too far lol


#139

Good track, but I think it could do with a bit more bass, the highs seemed over powering to me.


#140

Thanks for listening and your feedback. Yeah it’s got mostly high sounding instruments, so I know what you mean


#141

It was really awesome… i may have listened to it 7-10 times more…liked that one. When i first heard i felt like the prosperity… that same feeling of listening again :blush: