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The Cinema Diabolica Project

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:23 pm
by DogRobber
I did two short music pieces a bit back for a podcast called Cinema Diabolica. They're sort of a fringe movie podcast so I went for a specific feel on each one.

The first one was called The Cinema Diablica Theme and I think kind of has a creepy horror movie vibe.

The second one was called Pain ala Carte. I sort of went for a rock, B movie feeling for it.

I'm testing to see if this work.


Re: The Cinema Diabolica Project

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:34 pm
by Grim
Not bad stuff man!

The first one was pretty creepy too :shock:

and the second one i liked best.Was that you playin the guitar and the rest was sythnthesized?or do you play all the instruments on dual track and blend them back together?.

looking forward to see where ya take this. :ugeek: cool man cool *snap*snap*snap

Re: The Cinema Diabolica Project

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:34 am
by DogRobber
I use Cakewalk Sonar digital audio workstation (DAW) software which allows me to record one instrument at a time.

Typically, I fiddle around with a drum beat a while until I work one out that I like. Cakewalk comes with a built in Synth with some decent drum sounds that I can use on a MIDI track until I get the rhythm that I like. But there are alot nicer ones out there that I'm looking at such as Superior Drummer 2.0 (

Before it was stolen, I used the my guitar on a couple of tracks. Guitar was usually the next set of tracks that I'd work out once I had a beat that I liked. Occasionally, the guitar riff would be in my head when I put the drums together, but not always. For me, it's always been easier to have a drum track playing while I mess around with guitar mod settings (using my Line 6 guitar USB interface software) and work on a guitar rhythm that I like the sound of.

All of the other sounds are straight MIDI tracks using either the built-in Synth software in Sonar, or the trial Native Instruments KORE plug-in.

I have about half a dozen other music bits that I've worked on since I did these two that I'll put up this week or weekend. A couple I did for Sandi for her new podcast which I guess I'm producing for her using my software, and a couple that I just goofed around with while learning some of the software settings.

I sure miss my guitar, though. I hope to pick up a new and vastly improved one (either or here in a couple of weeks, but I have to get past some large bills that have come up.


Re: The Cinema Diabolica Project

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:19 pm
by Grim
wow both nice guitars.The wood grained one looks like one i had when i was a kid(not that i played), BUt i think i like the purples grain style better myself.(thats just me though)

Both are very nice looking.And im sorry your other one was stolen dude.I cant stand peeps who take others things :evil:
We all work hard for what we have (or at least beat up the smaller guy for what he has)......gah anyways before i go off on a rant im hoping you get your new guitar soon man.I often thought about picking up an accoustic guitar and learning to play but never got around to it.

Ill keep watch for the new stuff here man.