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#282349 cdlc quantity

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 13 May 2018 - 05:15 AM

I try to keep it about 1.500, disabling them in CFSM, as the loading time stays in acceptable limits.

Adding/Removing, I'm still left with 1.640, I often keep songs I don't like, for a characteristic technique.


I organize them in sub-folders in the DLC folder, it's easy to move sub-folders to a folder level above, so they won't load.

I don't trust the setlist manager, CFSM is a great tool, but feels somehow unreliable, illogical  :huh:


Enumerating is faster when you stay in the Profile screen, waiting for the hard-disk to calm down.

(we have to wait for quantum computers for real multitasking, loading the program, sounds and graphics while computing the song list simultaneously, without stumbling :lol: )


Takes about a big minute, or two, time I use to play riffs from memory. ;)

#278508 Youtube Alternatives

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 24 March 2018 - 08:25 AM


BitChute is a peer-to-peer content sharing platform


which means, it doesn't have the videos on their servers, sounds great  ;)







I'm getting sick of companies on Youtube claiming they own copyright, when they do not.

They are not blocking your videos, but they make money out of it by adding advertisements.

Their is no way given by Youtube to question their claim, or to get any proof of their copyright ownership.

Now this is a big imbalance of rights in freedom of expression.


So I look forward of using Youtube only as a link to BitChute

#278031 How bad is having a more then 30 year old band which didn't had major car...

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 21 March 2018 - 06:01 PM

I think it has much to do with promotion and advertisement, it requires more business talents, then artistic.

You need a good manager, a famous label, people who really want to turn you into cash.


Most famous bands aren't really great musicians or players anyway.

Most of time they play for a big ignorant audience, who would not even notice a tone change.


And this audience is expecting more of the same, which ultimately kills creativity.

Jumps to my mind Linking Park, Bon Jovi, Coldplay.


Rush, what musically poor stuff they made since they entered the hall of fame.


And then Managers tend to impose an "Image"

Something that captures the attention :


Jumps to my mind - Ghost - really pushed forward to win prizes they don't deserve, considering the level of art.

Prizes specially made for hidden promotion.

Like an Armani catwalk.


Finally it's about keeping your soul, not selling it, making the music you feel you need to play,

and not play what most people want you to play.


So not becoming famous is really something to be proud of,

being recognized by musicians is much more rewarding.

#274938 Mark as bad?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 14 February 2018 - 07:37 PM

Changes in life happen. Nobody can expect a Charter not to take a break.

Dead links can´t be avoided, except maybe if the site would make a backup of every cDLC submitted.

But I guess that would go against their careful policy.


The best way to recover a dead link :

1. Check when the Charter was last online (float mouse pointer above his name). If he was recently, private message him. (friendly)

(sometimes a simple comment on his page is not notified to him)


2. If he's away for too long, do a little spying and identify 

- who follows the cDLC 

- who likes the cDLC

- who thanked the Charter on the Forum page of the cDLC (I never understood why there are 2 variations of a cDLC page)


Chances are some still have a version, we like to collect, just in case...

PM an identified User, preferably a Magna Charter, (politely)

they know best how to re-upload the song temporarily, until the Charter is back.


I think that's how a Community works  ;)



p.s. This way Rumble by Link Wrayhas been temporarily uploaded, Thank you @Antithez

#273575 Who can produce Guitar Pro Tab from note?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 27 January 2018 - 07:15 AM

in guitar pro you can type notations as well as tabs, and it translates / displays them both

#269098 How can I tell if I'M STRUMMING RIGHT?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 23 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

Strumming is far more complicated, of course not if you are into headbanger.

There are a dozen of patterns you should train and be able to play with or without change of cords.


Most easy are 1/8 patterns, when it comes to 1/16 patterns, it gets tough, it's not without reason we find so few country songs here.

They know how to strum, these cowboys. ;)


Why not start with the 

Bo Diddley Beat




Study the strum patterns in official RS songs in groups of 4.


If you have 2 Strums, and the first starts on a main beat, or a change of chord,

its most surely a downstrum.


If after the 2nd Strum you have a pause, a single gap, ( a downstrum is left out)

next strum is an Upstrum

If you have 2 gaps, next is a Downstrum.


If after the 3rd Strum you have a gap, (an upstrum is left out)

next strum is downstrum


If its a double gap, its an upstrum


Simply put in a 1/8 pattern:


Downstrums are uneven 1, 3, 5 ...

Upstrums are even 2,4,6


2Strums with 1 Gap = 3, next strum is 4th (upstrum)

3Strums with 2 Gaps = 5, next strum is 6th (upstrum)

3Strums with 1 Gap =4, next strum is 5th (downstrum)


Questions is always how to strum after a gap.

And more often it is difficult to see the number of gaps (left out strums) in RS

#259672 Are you supposed to do alternate picking also on chords

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 31 July 2017 - 12:28 AM

you should check the RS Lessons Chords 202 and 203.

Search the net for Strum Patterns.


It's not an easy topic, as it depends on your strum rhythm, 1/8, 1/16 to achieve a strum pattern


Strum up often lefts out the lower 2 strings of the chord, so it sounds brighter.

Sometimes you find a chord showing only the upper two, three or four strings, followed by another chord with the same handshape, adding lower strings, then you know which to strum up. (ex. Neil Youngs Dead Man, rhythm arr.) 


Personnally I think it's the most disturbingly bad implemented technique in RS,

because it is not shown when you should start with a strum up. (ex. Blue Hotel starts with a strum up)


To visualize this clearer, I try to show upstrums as a chord without a box.

You can see this quite well in my cdlc : Gustavo Santaolalla Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) 

This helps me a lot, and I change the customs in this way.


I still look forward to do exercises on strum patterns, as soon as I've reached a satisfying knowledge on that topic

#253927 [TRR] iOS: Rocksmith, now available for iPad.ca

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 19 May 2017 - 01:15 PM

Well I'm in as soon as it becomes available, along with a travel guitar. Any good ones about ?

I went for the Speedster astonishingly playable even on low tunings.

In fact I use it for all C and C# Tunings at home.

Very handy, I broke many records.

The only criticism I have is that the pickup is (and always sounds like) a bridge pickup

#253011 Recommended CDLC & CDLC Packs?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 07 May 2017 - 09:24 AM

As you don't point out a particular style of music, I would recommend you to check the
Classic Rock Coalition  (avdocatwork)
where some charters work together, and they have a lot of classics of good quality

#252349 Magic is gone

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 30 April 2017 - 05:39 AM

After I release my cdlc, I need to get some distance, and it gets lost in the ocean.

I guess most of us have more then 1000 songs, it's hard not to loose some.

I even forget some I put in my playlists... :D


My cdlc that got most downloaded, I almost never play them again.

Some require more ability, that's why I prefer playing what's in my reach.


And then a song which is nice to listen to is not always as interesting to play.

#241367 Forum post issues

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 22 December 2016 - 04:36 AM

I'm getting this problem also with Opera 41 on Win8.1.

The post doesn't sent, erases the written reply

and last auto saved doesn't show / restore the text.


After the blank reply is posted, I found that the last auto saved can be accessed by reloading the page.

#239063 Which band inspired you to pick up an instrument?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 01 December 2016 - 03:10 PM

It may surprise, but I got into acoustic guitar, because of medieval music,

and Greensleeves was for a long time one of two songs I could play decently. ^_^


The other was this Mozart Minuett 



And if you check my customs, you will notice clean acoustic fingering is still very present.

(Rick Emmett, John5's 2 Die 4 ...Buckethead)


I only went into E-guitar in 2013, when RS12 released some Santana.

#238345 Does anyone try to make there customs like real dlc?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 25 November 2016 - 08:09 PM

Yes, but I have the impression that admin, moderators and developers have more " freedom of " speech,

someone essential to the community called me a liar, which I proved wrong

and that my cdlc "don't smell very good",

and it remained without a warning.


I was lucky he caught me on one of my positive days.

Or I wouldn't be writing this, which would be a shame, because I still have many smelly customs in progress. :lol:


Writing can sometimes appear more aggressive then intended.

And the damage will be done.


Moderator comes from french. "Soyons modéré" ;)





And I do have the ambition to make customs very close to odlc quality

#238339 Does anyone try to make there customs like real dlc?

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 25 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

I'm very sorry for what happened here,

there should be no general criticism against a charter, but only right to a precise point.

I enjoyed some LaceyB customs, specially because she made very different songs, isn't it Firekorn?

And some official releases don't seem to be above criticism, either.

And why there aren't official multitracks is beyond my understanding.

To give the player the tiny extra push to improve.

To quote myself "No hiding behind the artists"


Yes and I agree, it's not possible to make hundreds of customs, without ignoring some very time consuming details,

like FHP. And testing. I really hate starting RS 20times while correcting and testing.

I'm not sure if manual DD is really worth it, because DD is NOT the right way to learn a song.


I just like to quote one of my all time favourite songs of Tonio K.

One big Happy Family (aren't we ?)


"the french hate everyone
but that's just part of being french"


"and we americans love everyone

we keep the whole world laughing"


written in the early 80ies... and still so true...


No offense, only to end with humour  :lol:

#233430 Rocksmith remastered discussion (part 2)

Posted by TomSawyer2112 on 15 October 2016 - 04:07 PM


Ubisoft is a profit making Cie, and as such they have to pay the artist's labels to release an oDLC.

Customsforge is a non-profit site for educational purposes, and there can be no official relation with Ubisoft.


By supporting Customsforge in any way, they would be considered bypassing copyright.

Ubisoft never mentions the existence of cDLCs or Customsforge.

(but I'm happy they inserted my idea of video player buttons in RR)


They will never care if cDLC will work with an update or not. 

Even if they perfectly know RS2014 selling numbers are boosted by cDLC, legally they can never admit it.


To release cDLC you should also know that copyright still exists.

The charter and the player must legally own the song they chart, download, and play as a cDLC