General Lein979;3883151 said:Agreed, in the same way another song out has a main rift that sounds like crosstown traffic.
ROCKBANDFANATIC7526;3883182 said:You mean riff
TheOzone;3885135 said:Impatient to play "Done" when it goes in the store Monday? You can get it off Xbox.com NOW!http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/offers/80000441-0000-4000-8000-000045410869?cid=RockBandCom&partner=RockBandComOnly $0.99 / 80 MS Points
TubaDude49;3921110 said:Trust me, he knows. That's all I'm going to say.EDIT: By the way, that quote was months ago
TheOzone;3924600 said:Now that extremely horrible experience is behind me, I've got some awesome news.Ron Wasserman is finishing up work this week on the first season of HOT IN CLEVELAND, the TV Land show he is currently composing the score for. What does that mean? That means he's coming back for third (technically fourth...) song for the Rock Band Network!But here's the fun part. Remember when you guys asked if you could give suggestions about elements for one of Ron's RBN songs? After discussing it with him, we're allowing it on this track!That's right. YOU tell us what you want in the next Ron Wasserman song. Want it reminescent of "Rock the Dragon"? Tell us! Want a sick drum solo? Tell us! Want "Go Go Power Rangers"? Go ask Harmonix, we went over this already!So go ahead and leave suggestions throughout the week and I'll pass them on to Ron. You could help us make something truly epic.(NOTE: We cannot guarentee that we'll use everything that's submitted. By submitting your ideas, you're acknowledging that we will not compensate you for use of any of them or be able to list you in the song credits.)
sonicnerd23;3924616 said:Two solos with tons of HO/PO's. Totally.
TheOzone;3924600 said:So go ahead and leave suggestions throughout the week and I'll pass them on to Ron. You could help us make something truly epic.
LuigiHann;3924833 said:The one big element of the Power Rangers theme that I don't think is present in any of his RBN stuff so far is the... how to describe this... the held vocal notes in the chorus. You know? It's like, each time he sings the word "rangers," he drags it out a bit longer. Helps to make the chorus feel epic, especially when the guitar is doing all this meedly stuff under the held notes.
TubaDude49;3926193 said:It feels wierd telling him what to write. I tend to like having artists express themselves, go their own way.On a completley different note, since Ron worked on Spongebob, I know he only writes the score, but do you think he'd have the contacts to get this?
TheOzone;3926341 said:Sorry, but I have to flat-out say no. Harmonix is owned by Viacom. If the song is to appear in the game, they will release it.And don't worry about giving suggestions. Ron thought it was a great idea when I presented him with the idea. As a composer, a key part of his job is being given some sort of direction to go in. And it's not like we'll be bound to whatever you guys say, we'll just incorporate what we think works.In the end, Ron and I have the final say on the song, and he'll make a rocking track the only way he can.
TheOzone;3928398 said: I never signed a non-disclosure agreement when entering talks, so I believe there is nothing wrong with sharing any details now that the deal is officially closed.
Things that I like in Rock Band songs in general: Variety (don't have any instrument just playing the same couple patterns the whole song) Cool Guitar and drum solos (don't have to be stupidly difficult, but should be varied and interesting) Guitar and drum parts that feel like solos even when you're not playing a solo Things that I like about Ron Wasserman songs: Catchy guitar riffs Distinctive sound Very catchy, fun choruses (The Power Rangers Theme and Revengers in particular) So something with the union of these things. It should have all of the things that make Ronn Wasserman songs great, but maybe be a bit more solo-ey and with the drums being a bit more complex. Ron's good at coming up with catchy, cool sounding guitar riffs. If he can make some that work particularly well for Rock Band, that would be awesome. Personally, I think Less Talk More Rokk is sort of the gold standard of awesome rhythm game guitar riffs. It has a cool and catchy sound, just the right level of challenge, and is so fun to play that the song's really enjoyable even though you spend most of it playing riff. Ron is also good at coming up with really cool, energetic choruses. I'm not sure what the right way to describe it is, but I think you probably know what I mean. If Power Rangers somehow made it to Rock Band and you played it in a room full of people, everyone would sing along with the chorus (if they don't, you need to play Rock Band with cooler people). This doesn't happen with Revengers just because no one's heard the song, but I think it has the same quality. I think this song should also have the quality. And then there's the guitar and drum solos. Personally, I'm okay if they're not finger-breakingly difficult as long as they're still fun to play, but I'd say just have fun with these.