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  1. I'm not sure if this was already mentioned here, but there's a free little app that you can use to figure out the tuning frequency (438, 440, 442...whatever) of a song. Technically it's a demo of the tONaRT library, which the company is licensing to pro audio software manufacturers, but it serves our purposes just fine. You can download it here: http://www.zplane.de/index.php?page=description-tonart ("download demo" button in the top right corner). The song you wish to analyze has to be in .wav format. You simply drag&drop it onto the app's window, and the app will show you the song's key, and tuning frequency. Have fun, PhamNuwen
  2. I can confirm this is fixed now, awesome! :)
  3. Hi all, I'm having a strange problem with album art for my latest CDLC. It's not showing up in the song list (the Rocksmith logo is shown instead) unless the song is selected. Then the album art appears correctly. Once you move to another song, it shows the logo again. I've tried JPEG, PNG, and DDS with pre-generated MIPmaps, nothing seems to help. I even tried a different image altogether, same thing. I've never encountered this problem with any of my older CDLCs, just this latest one. The images are 512x512 by the way, like it says in the toolkit. Did anyone else see this, and is there a solution? Thanks.
  4. My process (for what it's worth): Gather as much material on the song as possible, including YouTube covers. Usually no single source is 100% accurate. I was so frustrated by the general lack of quality tabs that I started tabbing songs myself from scratch lately. Tempo map in EoF as accurately as possible. I prefer to use the spectrogram. I start with an approximate BPM, then drag around beats where I can see clear transients. Afterwards, I listen to the entire song with the metronome on, and tweak where necessary. Enter notes directly in EoF. EoF's interface not the best, but you get used to it after a while. Knowing hotkeys helps quite a bit. I try to copy & paste as much as possible, with resnap (Ctrl+Shift+R) afterwards. Create tones in RS, import them into the toolkit, add the rest of the files (song itself, album art, preview file etc.) Test, release.
  5. I wanted to do guitar for SotW as well, but the chart I have is just bad, with almost no relation to the actual song. :) The bass chart was equally bad, but fortunately I found an excellent bass cover on YouTube, which I used instead. The YouTuber TJH3113 has many great bass covers, and among them some JT, so I plan to use his videos as reference for CDLC in the future as well.
  6. I played guitar (badly) for many years, but I switched to bass about 18 months ago, and what I like about the difficulty is that it's much more gradual. In other words, you can find songs at pretty much any difficulty level from trivial to insane, whereas with (lead) guitar, it's usually easy/medium riffs coupled with very difficult solos. So you either stick to the riffs, or invest some major sweat in the riff repeater to be able to play solos, which for me is not that fun, and besides, I don't have that kind of free time anymore. With the bass, you can always find a song you can play in its entirety, perhaps with a couple of mistakes. It's very rare that I have to go to the riff repeater and work on a single phrase for any extended period of time. With more difficult songs, I slow them down to 80-90% to learn them first, (@100% difficulty) then increase the speed slowly up to 100%.
  7. Songs from the Wood is done (bass only for now).
  8. Slow doesn't necessarily mean 50%. I prefer to learn at 80-90%. That's not really slow enough to make playing difficult, but that small decrease in tempo is usually enough for me to see and hit all the notes properly.
  9. Nice! This will come in handy for discovering new songs to play.
  10. I also vote for 100% difficulty and slow speed. A lot of guitar playing is about muscle memory. You don't want to train your muscles to do the wrong thing, only to re-train them later to do the right one.
  11. As a fan of progressive music of all kinds, I'll be keeping an eye out for your CDLC releases. :) I'm especially looking forward to Acres Wild and Heavy Horses. *nudge* *nudge* *wink* *wink*
  12. Thanks Aludog, I think I'll do Songs from the Wood next, that should keep me busy for a while. :)
  13. Just keep at it man. I can tell you, after playing guitar on and off for 20 years, and getting precisely nowhere, RS is the best thing there is for keeping you engaged. I'm using it to learn bass, and after a year of playing, I can absolutely feel myself progressing. I can play songs I would not dream of trying when I was starting out.
  14. I think it would be enough if there was a way to "append" a revision of a CDLC to the existing entry in the database. There could be a button "Add Revision" which would let you add a download link, and write a description of your revision, which would be added as a post in the CDLC's thread. You can do this right now just by posting into the thread, but the difference would be that a link to the revision would appear in or below the top post, where people downloading the CDLC are more likely to see it. The users visiting the CDLC thread would see something like: "Download link: ..." and under it "Revision by soandso: ...." with a link to the actual post further down in the thread.
  15. Marty, if you find that PDF, feel free to PM it to me, but there's no rush. I have plenty of material to go through.
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