Wow very nice! I think that you put slightly too much reverb on guitars, and in guitar solo about in the middle of song, this guitar solo is sometimes cut, that sounds a bit strange, but it's very good despite of that That ending solos are almost proggy
Yes I play guitar and have played drums a little in the past, but that is a bit too expensive as a hobby. Here the drums are all programmed in Cubase with a midi keyboard (G&S CustomWorks samples in DR008). I have NI Guitar Rig 2 for the guitars and the drawbar organ is NI B4. The bass is a bit funny because it's actually my guitar with neck pickup processed with Steinberg voicemachine processor (a formant pitch shifter) and into guitar rig.. sounds surprisingly real . The biggest downside was that it's really hard to play in time fingering .009-.042 strings like a bass.. so had to cheat a little and manually move the notes after recording.
And btw it's an 8th note delay, not really a reverb on the guitar track. Supposed to give it that 80's rock sound (listen to Van Halen)
I have nothing against cooperation in principle but it's hard to do efficiently on the internet. And you don't happen to live anywhere near Espoo, Finland?
edit: Next I thought of making something like a groovy jazz version of "Come back to me, Savara". So just in case you know a brass player (trumpet, trombone), would be really sweet to get real live recordings. I'm not aware of a synth that comes close to sounding like the real thing (volume swells, vibrato, glissandos..)
Ask Nixin, he has plenty of realistic VSTis like whole orchestra etc. so I think that he could be helpful in that matter. And I live in Poland (Nix too, he's my friend next door). Making different versions of Tyrian music could be a great idea - I'm a pianist, so maybe I'll record some NICE STUFF MAN . But first I have to get a new PC and the midi keyboard (CME M-Key - cheap and pro). It will take some time, especially that I dont have any job, but I do have parents!
You know, as kg said - minä olen puolalainen, but I'm in love with Finnish and Finland - there was a time when I acctually started learning Suomi (but never had the time to get back to it). I wanted to go to Finland this July, but I had no one to go with, so my plans kinda' fell apart. Anyway, the Rock Garden is great, can't wait for the other stuff. As for the Savara - jazz version, I have a friend that plays the trumpet, I also have the equipement (good microphones) so if you'd provide me with the music sheet I could get him some time next week for a short recording session.
EDIT: As far as VSTi's go - I do have plenty of HQ samples (in total about 300GB, huge libraries, FX, etc...). I can play the piano, church organ, guitar and I can sing ;-)
But oficially, you're a SINGER, and I'm a PIANIST SO I PLAY, YOU SING. hehehehe just kidding, but with trumpet.. I think some improvisation would be good too, my finnish guy! Ola mininia TASTA
Go check my another thread with resynced MIDIs of songs from Tyrian - thanks to Nix I'm able now to make ultra-clean MIDIs without any bugs, like bad program changes or messed drums - I'll upload better versions of these mids that I published later.