The HAARP Machine is Back...

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by musicaldeath, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Flappydoodle

    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

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    Yep. They really are the new hotness.

    In fairness, the modern basically IS an EMG81, with a bit more flexibility. If I had to get that type of pickup for a guitar right now, I'd get a Fishman modern. They are actually really, really good pickups if you enjoy that sound.

    But if I had a guitar with an 81 already, I wouldn't bother upgrading.

    And I'm sure most Youtubers were getting Fishmans for free, which I'm sure helps!
     
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  2. jwade

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    This new video was interesting. I can't say I give a shit whether it's heavily edited or whatever, I'm more interested in how fucking tiring it looks to play. Would it even be fractionally 'fun' to play like that? It seems like you'd have to stand dead still and stare at your hands the whole time.
     
  3. Lorcan Ward

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    I've tabbed most of it, a lot of it is quite straight forward where you could move around a stage during sections but there are parts which look impossible at that tempo. I haven't checked with a guitar though.
     
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  4. Stilicho

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    Any chance you can upload the gp file for us?

    I read through this thread and thought Al was an asshole, but then I listened to the music and it's some great stuff. In the new playthrough vids he's definitely playing the songs without any speeding up either, so I think the bullyciding that happened after the first album made him work hard on his chops. Good new find as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Id actually like if the new songs got slowed down a bit, maybe 80 percent the original speed. They sound pretty cool at .75 if you go to the video settings
     
  6. Avedas

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    Listening through again, I actually love his backing tracks. They sound pretty janky and trippy.
     
  7. StevenC

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    Just turns it into Scale the Summit
     
  8. Lorcan Ward

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    I want to finish it and then go over it with a guitar to work out positions.
     
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    Sounds good man. Are you using Transcribe btw or just figuring this out as you go along?
     
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    At least he's able to laugh at himself
     
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  11. BIG ND SWEATY

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    Damn I was really hoping he'd keep it all instrumental. Hopefully he doesn't pick some whiny douche.
     
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    if this dude was a white guy that looked like Jared Dines, he would be getting absolutely roasted by everyone.

    For example, "Berried Alive" gets loads of heat in here and not that long ago there was a thread slagging him off etc no problems.

    I honestly believe that people are nervous about calling this guy out, because he isnt white and the first thing that gets thrown around these days is the racist card whenever anyone has anything negative to say about anyone who is black/arab etc etc. So out of fear, people are just overly positive like robots out of fear they too get branded a racist.

    This dude could be bright green with luminous purple hair, and to me he would still be a joke.

    Just seems double standards to me personally.
    I await the 189 different alerts Im going to get of people bitching about this post.
     
  13. GunpointMetal

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    Pretty sure every time someone brings up The Edit Machine about half the posts are knocking him for studio trickery. Music haters have no racial preferences.
     
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    Let's not forget how much of a monumental douche he was, and the fact that he tried to tour with a full band and couldn't even play the shit from the first album.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I'm what you'd call a SJW and I still think given his history, he's a joke.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, he's still a terrible person but I really think the claims that he couldn't play live were always over exaggerated. Some of the performances from the first US tour were a little rough around the edges and he fluffed a few lead parts, but it's not like the guy straight up couldn't play the music. I saw them on the European tour with Born Of Osiris and couldn't find any real fault with his performance then.
     
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  18. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Also Lucas Mann was the same way. Mimed some shit for a solo album, acted like a douche canoe, and he was rightfully shit on for it. And dude's whiter than saltines. :lol:
     
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    Since his 'resurface', I believe he actually learned from the past and focused on his performance. I'm rooting for the band to succeed, if he can keep one together that is. For me, the HAARP machine brings an unique product in this genre, while berried alive/ROS often sound like random shred being sped up.
     
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    Maybe on large social media platforms like Facebook or Reddit, but I don't think that argument holds much sway in a more specialized forum like this.
     

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