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  • Catch-22Catch-22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    kingtonyx;4203539 said:
    what profile is "Stereo Stereo" under? I don't see it under the TAG profile on the Creators site

    It's not my place to say but it looks like it might have been removed.
  • PastadudePastadude Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    " POSSIBLY the New Black by Strapping Young Lad..."

    City please? Maybe just a single for Skeksis? C'mon Dev, don't deprive the true SYL fans of your excellence AGAIN. My heart broke when they broke up, but this is just so achingly close to awesomeness it hurts. They are hands down my favorite band ever, it saddens me to realize they won't do anything else. At least, with the SYL moniker.

    Fingers crossed for Dev to work with either Gene, Jed or Byron again. Maybe all four.
  • BrutalBrianBrutalBrian Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    ThatAuthoringGroup;4203446 said:
    a three pack of old school Grim Reaper songs

    I know myself and 3 friends of mine await the day these arrive.
  • BrutalBrianBrutalBrian Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Pastadude;4203573 said:
    " POSSIBLY the New Black by Strapping Young Lad..."

    City please?

    City is an unstoppable monolith of death. Such a great album. I like Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing too.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    ObsceneObscurity;4203515 said:
    A deal fell through? Oh God please tell me it wasn't Protest the Hero. If it is I just... I mean...

    no

    So far the deal with Protest is still ongoing. The label is just dragging their feet over a few issues regarding cost of getting started, but no it wasn't Protest I was talking about.
  • ZosoBaronZosoBaron Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Girlschool and Grim Reaper are very nice.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    Catch-22;4203547 said:
    It's not my place to say but it looks like it might have been removed.

    Looks like when the system was freaking out on uploading, the guitar chart got knocked out of whack a fraction of a second.New version is uploading and hopefully the system behaves long enough to get this through.
  • TerminXTerminX Unsigned
    edited December 2010
    Can you possibly tell us who the deal that fell through was? Or is that not allowed?

    Also, what happened to the video preview of ZTO that was supposed to be up by now? I'm looking forward to it :c
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    Sorry just now saw this.

    It was for Stan Bush's the Touch and a few of his other songs. We had contracts sent out and were almost ready to go and he changed his mind at the last instant. Not a big deal, as it happens all the time. I'm just glad he's getting his music into RB even if it isn't through us.

    As for the video's our video editor is currently snowed under with mid terms at college so he hasn't been able to get to the videos quite yet.

    Worst case scenario I'll be picking up some video editing equipment on the 7th, and the video's should go up not long after that. However he might have them almost done and they could be up before then ;)
  • TerminXTerminX Unsigned
    edited December 2010
    Noted. Thanks for the response :D
  • kmoirknekmoirkne Unsigned
    edited December 2010
    Can you list what 80's bands you're working with yet?
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    Outside of Grim Reaper we can't.Even though the deal is almost done, until it is done, I don't want to get anyone's hopes up.
  • SmellMyFingerSmellMyFinger Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    How is Rishloo coming along?
  • GameMaster439GameMaster439 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    I can't wait for some Protest The Hero! Hopefully we get Bloodmeat, Sequoia Throne, and Wretch.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    SmellMyFinger;4211800 said:
    How is Rishloo coming along?

    We've got multiple rishloo tracks that are about to enter testing.

    And multiple Ziltoid tracks, and so on. (and some we can't talk about yet)

    We're going to be flooding RBN's testing site during the month of December.

    I'm picking up a digital video recorder tomorrow (online) and once it gets here I'll be able to post some work in progress videos on my end (our video guy is neck deep in college work right now).

    So if I don't manage to blow myself up hooking it up, you should start seeing multiple (WORK IN PROGRESS) videos going up by the end of the week/weekend.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    My HD recorder should be here today or tomorrow. So if I manage to get it working right I'd say start looking for videos on Friday.

    There will be a lot of them, but just be aware that some of these are in very early states and will most definitely get revised from the point you see them until release.

    Once a song hits the stores we'll release a new video of final gameplay so you know what you're getting when you pick up the track.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    As promised here is the start of the preview videos!

    Please keep in mind that all of these are works in progress. You probably will spot errors or charting gaffs that are not indicitive of what the final product will look like.

    Now that the 'legal blabber' part is out of the way lets get onto the good stuff.

    This was our first attempt at ZTO.

    The theme of the album is that Ziltoid is 'breaking into' Rock Band and taking over the entire game. Removing control from the player and putting everything in Zitloid's control. Over the course of the album the player will fight against Ziltoid to regain control of Rock Band.

    In the opening track ZTO, Ziltoid first makes his presence known, and the effects of him hacking Rock Band are the venue, characters, animation, and camera effects are all spazzing out from this unknown intruder.

    We really wanted to make this track something that no one has seen before in the game. That included camera cuts in the range of 20 or so a second. The characters animating and behaving 'out of control', including animating and 'talking' when there are no vocal parts to cue them to do so, just be as unique as we could with this one to set the tone for the entire album.

    This first pass we really went hog wild with the 'spazzing out' effects. It was deemed a bit much and this version was scrapped.

    A new version has since been put together to tone back the spazz outs, and introduce the 'garbage vocal chart'. Where Ziltoid's effect on the game has some interesting phrases the players is forced to say to keep from failing out.

    Here's the video :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5UACDNHTEY
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    This is our second run at ZTO. The most notable change is the venue, lighting, and camera cuts have been really toned down. The second change is the introduction of the 'garbage vox'. Meaning that Ziltoid has hacked into the Vocal chart and is forcing the player to say all kinds of zany phrases to appease him. Of course the effect of him doing so sometimes spits out gibberish phrases the players has to 'sing' as well.

    We felt there was too much of the garbage vox in this take, and it's going to get parsed down to only happen when there's no actual singing or Ziltoid himself isn't speaking.
    As it is now when the player is speaking the garbage vox over Ziltoid it just seems to cluttered and busy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSSEmQchdMc
    A third version is well under way.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    This was actually two tracks Sheeps Into Goats and Systematomatic that the band decided they wanted merged as the songs do flow right into each other.

    This is our first run at this song. The venue hasn't been tinkered with yet, and we need to adjust the vocals to get them louder in the mix, but we thought we'd give you a sneak peek at the work in progress
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loY1uIBMd1Q

    If you haven't heard Rishloo yet you should definitely check out this preview video. Very Tool, Perfect Circle kind a vibe going on with the band.
  • benginobengino Rising Star
    edited December 2010
    well, not sure if this will get replied to or not, but in any case i figure i'll ask anyways, i was **extremely** excited when "Money Honey" was released through RBN in August and was wondering if you or anyone else had anything else from State Of Shock in the pipelines (not necessary to name songs, just a yay or nay will suffice for me)
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    I know we don't have anything by them at this time.

    I'm not sure if any other authoring groups are working on more of their material at the moment, but there ins't anything up on creators from them right now.

    The original authoring group was Tunecore. I'd contact them and see if they have any future plans for the band :)
  • SmellMyFingerSmellMyFinger Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    Can't wait for the Rishloo sneak peak to be processed!
  • Lady SiaraLady Siara Metal Maiden
    edited December 2010
    I'm very interested to see how Ziltoid turns out.

    Not sure how I feel about the change from the first video to the second but I'll wait til the third to pass judgments.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    Lady Siara;4218137 said:
    I'm very interested to see how Ziltoid turns out.

    Not sure how I feel about the change from the first video to the second but I'll wait til the third to pass judgments.
    Did you like the spazz out more than the garbage vox?
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    This is the final build for I Am King Tony's Stereo Stereo.

    We had a blast working on this song, and we hope you'll have just as much fun playing it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP88GQd5es0

    This is juuuuust about to pass peer review and should hopefully pop up in the music store early next week.
  • OscarvariumOscarvarium Rising Star
    edited December 2010
    Personally, I'm rather disappointed that the great melodic vocals at 0:33 or so aren't charted. Devin isn't just about the talkies you know. :P

    I think the venue/animation weirdness in the first video was way too much, and I wasn't sure what the point was with the random vocal lines in the second video...
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    Oscarvarium;4218191 said:
    Personally, I'm rather disappointed that the great melodic vocals at 0:33 or so aren't charted. Devin isn't just about the talkies you know. :P

    I think the venue/animation weirdness in the first video was way too much, and I wasn't sure what the point was with the random vocal lines in the second video...

    That was Devin's call. He had the melodic stuff baked into the baking tracks so we couldn't do anything with it charting wise.

    The random vocal lines is our way of trying to 'break' rock band. Ziltoid has hacked into the game, so since we couldn't physically show a Ziltoid character we had to make his effects known in other ways. Like the animation/character spazzing, and the vocal chart spewing out random 'garbage vox'

    Think of it like interference when one station breaks into another one on a radio.

    But we all agree that the garbage vox was too much in the second build, so it's being parsed down to just one or two random lines.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Small suggestion- turn drum fills off when making videos, it helps drummers evaluate the track. But still, it looks good, came a long way.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited December 2010
    Thanks Fairwood.

    Yeah that was a dumb oversite on my part.

    I'll make sure future videos are fill free ;)
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    ThatAuthoringGroup;4218200 said:
    Thanks Fairwood.

    Yeah that was a dumb oversite on my part.

    I'll make sure future videos are fill free ;)

    Hey, at least now I know Stereo Stereo has the right fill rate. So if I have to do the last review that's one less thing to check. :)
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