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  1. Wepeel, thanks for the response. It certainly would be very easy for charters like myself to copy a song with only 1 track (e.g., lead) to the another track (rhythm), so that both tracks are identical. I just haven't been doing that because, as I state above, I get frustrated when I waste time playing an identical track. But my method may be different from most. I try to play every track (lead, rhythm, and bass) from every song. I hadn't considered your thought about people who stick with just one path. It would be interesting to hear from others on what would be the preferred approach.
  2. I have a question which has been bothering me and I can't find an answer in the forums. When I charter a song, I need to decide whether to develop separate lead and rhythm tracks. If the tracks are virtually identical, or if there is only one obvious choice (a solo acoustic number, for example), I only chart one track. I would have thought that the Rocksmith song charters would do the same thing, and sometimes they do (most Rush songs don't have a rhythm track, for example). But sometimes they cram an additional rhythm track in there for no reason. For example, Heart Shaped Box has identical lead and rhythm tracks. Why would they do this? It is a waste of time to play through another track just to discover out that it is identical to a track that I have already played on the same song. I know this isn't a big deal, it just bothers me and I wasn't sure if I was missing some logic here.
  3. One thing that I have found very useful as a final quality control check is to use the "Rocksmith to Tab" program to break out my finished tab from the psarc file. I then load the tab into Guitar Pro and listen carefully to the playback. I find it much, much easier to find errors in the transcription this way, then simply be reviewing/playing the song in Rocksmith.
  4. Ah, thanks, So, you can search within the forums (specifically, the Submitted CDLC forum) to find the song tags. I had naively thought that I could do a tag search from within the CDLC database (i.e., Ignition).
  5. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to search using the CDLC tag function. For example, I want to find all of the Blues related songs. Surely there must be a way to do this and I am just too stupid to figure it out!
  6. I have enjoyed Rocksmith very much for a while, so much so that I bought a bass guitar last year to play the bass tracks (well worth the $200). Up until yesterday, I used my electric guitar for both the lead and rhythm tracks. I had thought about using my acoustic-electric (acoustic guitar with 1/4" jack output) to play the rhythm tracks but the posts from people here who tried Rocksmith with acoustics seemed to be only moderately successful and not worth the effort. Yesterday I plugged in my acoustic-electric (Taylor, with Expression System electronics) and gave Rocksmith a whirl. I did the following - maxed out the Rocksmith input gain setting, turned off the Taylor guitar body sensor (leaving only the Taylor string sensor), and turned the Rocksmith guitar output down to 0% (the sound from my guitar was loud enough by itself). Wow, was I impressed! The notes seemed to be picked up perfectly by Rocksmith for both chords or individual notes. The feeling/sound of playing an actual acoustic to a rhythm track was 100% better than playing a simulated acoustic. It was also nice to have more fretboard space to do fingerpicking and chord work. I can't believe I didn't try this sooner. My scores with the acoustic were generally higher than my scores for the same tracks with the electric. So, if you have a decent quality acoustic-electric guitar, give it a try.
  7. I am planning to create CDLCs for a number of fingerpicking songs. It would be an obvious benefit to the audience to be able to show the fingering of individual notes, at least one time for the initial riffs. I have searched the forums but I have not found advice on how to indicate fingering for single notes within EOF. Is this even possible? (I know how to do it for chords.)
  8. CORRECTION TO MY CONCLUSIONS ABOVE REGARDING MAKING RIFF REPEATER WORK PROPERLY: After additional trials, I do NOT believe that the start of a section has to coincide with a note on any track. This is great news, because many times it is difficult to do this at the start of a song. I believe that the only criteria for the start of a section is that it cannot occur within a sustained note. I have not been able to generate any RR problems as long as I stick to this rule. Note that if your notes are not all snapped to the beat, you will likely have notes occurring a millisecond before a beat, which in some cases will mean that you will violate this sustained note rule and inadvertently have problems with RR . So, as long as you do not start a section within a sustained note, and snap all of your notes to the beat, you should be fine.
  9. PC Plum, Thanks for your insightful comments, and also for all of the CDLC work that you do. It was my enjoyment of many of your songs which motivated me to jump into charting. I actually did a search for all of your charted songs because I was so impressed with the quality, and I was shocked when I saw how many songs you charted! Regarding your comment on global sections - I thought that I saw the same behavior as you described, so I specifically created arrangements exactly as you identified (e.g., bass track starting much later) to test that theory. But, as long as all of the following conditions were met, I could not replicate the problem: - All notes snapped in all tracks - All global section start on a note which exists in at least 1 track (doesn't have to be all tracks). - Corollary to the point above - a section cannot start on a sustained note, if no other tracks have a note. It is OK to start on a sustained note if at least one other track has a note at that point in time. So, I don't think there is an issue regarding global sections, but I could very well be wrong since I couldn't test all of the different possibilities.
  10. I have just starting creating CDLCs for Rocksmith and I'm having a blast. Most of you are light-years ahead of me in terms of EOF knowledge, but I thought I would share this anyway in case it helps someone else out there who is starting out. Please chime in with any corrections or additions to my thoughts below. Over the past year, I have found the Riff Repeater to be critical to my use and enjoyment of Rocksmith. So, in creating CDLCs, I want to make sure that RR works in each of the songs. (I know that many of you also utilize the Dynamic Difficulty option, but I have not found it to be very useful myself and I find the procedure for coding CDLCs with quality DD to be difficult). Unfortunately, I have spent many hours over the past few weeks trying to get RR to work correctly in my songs. Many times, some sections of the song are inaccessible. I searched these forums and the internet for answers and thought I was following the right procedure, but I was having very inconsistent results. After doing quite a few experiments over the past few days I discovered my problem. It turns out that, in all cases where I was having a problem, a note at the start of the section was not snapped to the corresponding beat. I thought that they all were, but they were one or two thousands of a second ahead of the beat. It was hard to tell unless you looked very, very closely. I didn't discover this visually, but by examining the .XML file with a text editor as Chlipouni suggested in a post earlier this year. I have no idea how, through the editing process, the notes could end up being slightly off beat. From now on, I will always have the Menu/Song/Highlight Non Grid Snapped Notes option turned on in the menu. That is a very useful feature of EOF. If you find that you have this problem, the solution is easy - set your Grid Snap to 1/32, select all of the notes in the track (CTRL+A), and use the Note/Resnap command. Also, I confirmed that you cannot start a section in the middle of a sustained note, if there are no other tracks with a note on that beat. This is not a problem if you have a note on another track on the same beat. One more thing - starting on beats other than 1 was not an problem for me. I know that others have said to make sure and start a section on the first beat, but I have not found that to be an issue. Thanks to all of you for your help in these forums - this is an amazing community.
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