Thanks for the Multitracks thread. I call it
[color=#ffff00;]"No more hiding behind the artists"[/color],
You don't play with them, or behind them, you replace one of them,
Just one step before being able to play before an audience.
DD won't make any sense.
Rocksmith is too permitting if you miss a note in a rhythm part, or if you are a little late or early.
Making 90% doesn't mean an outstanding performance.
The main flaw of Rocksmith is that it allows to get used to play badly, without telling you
Multitrack gives you a "What you hear is what you play"
Every time I play a multitrack, I blow up my best score (usually by 5-10%). It's so more motivating.
I guess I'm taking more care to respect the rhythm with more focus on clean finger positions and notes playing.
A no Bass track is a must and can be done easily (no problem with adequate tone)
Bass notes are easier to play, and even if missing or stop playing, it's not spoiling the song.
To only hear your own bass is invaluable.
Charting a bass only track helps the Charter.
He doesn't have to ask himself : was this a bass note or a drum ?
Guitar or bass only tracks are fun to play too, for testing if the notes or tuning are right.
(I published them in "Hard to see")
1.Guitar and Rhythm track may interfere with one another, or even appear in vocals. (no way to do a clean multitrack version)
2.Tones must come close to the original. (takes longer efforts)
3.Charter must keep to the track, he can't skip to an nice solo or riff, because nothing is playing the notes he left out.
Music may seem "flatter" than the original, due to separating tracks by plugins, when no studio tracks available
It takes longer to chart, needs some organisation when starting:
All tracks, no bass, lead, rhythm track should be converted with identical silence in ogg files, save in the EOF song folder
Same for wem files in the Toolkit.
To make them all listed in RS :
different names must be used in the song information (adding nobass nolead, DD...) in the toolkit,
Each version should be saved under a different toolkit name (makes it easy to regenerate the .psarc)
Only changing the .wem file in the Toolkit doesn't change the ID numbers. And then only one track will appear in RS.
So either you reload each arrangement, or you change their ID manually by changing one number in the 2 Id codes
To avoid confusion to the user :
The no-bass track should only leave the option of bass playing. Same for lead and for rhythm.
Starting this way makes it hardly more difficult to chart than any regular track.
In another thread, it was mentioned that Rocksmith supports different music tracks, multitracks in a single .psarc file
But the Toolkit doesn't, yet. I don't know if they consider doing this, given the still limited interest.
I did 2 multitracks : Hard to see & Lazy Eye Bass
The reason why I did not yet release a Lazy Eye multitrack for Guitar lies in the 3 main disadvantages noted above.
Multitrack is still underestimated : here my dl statistics
Hard to See (regular track update) : 240dl
(no) -bass : 7dl
(no) -lead : 14dl
Lazy Eye (regular track) : 360dl
(no) -bass : 24dl
Multitrack versions should be tagged "multitracks", so everybody finds them quickly.
There is also a guitarbacking track ( I love rock'n roll)
The difference? they may be cover version of the song