Ever nearly chucked a riff 'cos of this?

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Brother Number One
Member Since: Jan 22, 2008

Had a riff in a song recently, went off it and decided to replace it with something I liked more. Thought the new riff was ******* excellent, just what I was after, really punky, but still heavy.

But just couldn't work out why it didn't sound right, thought I would chuck it and do another re-write but then when I was drifting off to sleep last night I realised that it was 'cos I still had the drums from the origianl riff! and they were all wrong for the new one. Anyone ever done that? While they were both 4/4 and the same tempo is was all wrong! Didn't sound like how I was hearing it in my head.

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Since: Nov 27, 2007

Dec 02, 2008 06:50 am

all it can take is a kick or two in the wrong spot, or not syncopating or whatever and yeah, that'll do it.
it can make a kicking riff sound puss.

IMO, for metal, the drums absolutley can make or brake anysong.

im a syncopation man myself, i like to have as much going on as possible with all instruments.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Dec 02, 2008 09:09 pm

Yep, been there and done that way too many times.

And yes, it can keep you awake at night.

Brother Number One
Since: Jan 22, 2008

Dec 03, 2008 03:40 am

Sorted it last night. Spent a little while making a different beat up, panned the beat out a bit as discussed in the recording forum.

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