Thanks! No, no triggers, but we actually tracked the kick separately for some of this in order to get as much attack as possible (in order to not need to blend in samples). It makes it a bit more lively-sounding.Super epic! Haha this is awesome.
Did you trigger your bass drums?
No capes!Wonderful stupidity - needs more capes
Thanks Duncan, me too! We were pleased it came out so well as obviously when we shot it it was all bluescreens and potentially could have looked like anything.Suitably very silly as ever, Ben. I hope this one is a success like the last one. The views looks good on YouTube and hopefully you get the same buzz! Good work all around.
Oh that's good! So much metal players these days play like a centimeter off their bass heads because they have no actual chops so its all triggered. Glad to see you didn't go that route!Thanks! No, no triggers, but we actually tracked the kick separately for some of this in order to get as much attack as possible (in order to not need to blend in samples). It makes it a bit more lively-sounding.
Those sticks were Pro Mark TX2BNs I think, so nylon tips...I had a good laugh Ben - but I liked the song actually, I found it a bit Nightwish-y in places (apart from the vocal).
It must have been interesting shooting for the vid against a blue screen and then seeing the end result, I liked the way you elevate from the ground in the clip
Double bass drums? In all the live setting I've seen of you, you use a single kick, is that a novelty or just for the video.
Is it me or did I see you're using drumsticks with no tips?
Thanks Larry! Um, as far as the backing vocals go...there's a lot of stuff going on. There's the choral stuff, which has my sister, another female singer, my mum and a male friend of ours on it...then the stuff we did at the studio which is me, Chris (keys) and Tom (vocals)...sometimes these both happen at once. Then there's Tom's harmonies in the chorus, which also features the choir doing the 'ahhs' AND there's also a vocoder part which I did using the lead vocals as the modulator...Wow what an epic! You guys keep upping the ante. Fantastic drum track Ben, much respect. I like the galloping double bass in the verses. That little bit of space makes draws me in. I like the whole song. Fantasy is cool. The half time part was a nice break before the lead.
Is that the band doing the backing vocals? They nail it.
Props on the I guess it's cgi for the video stuff. I wish I had one of those things that fired green balls of energy out my chest.
Thanks! I think that's what everyone concerned was going for. It has been pointed out that it's somewhat reminiscent of this too.Very entertaining in a B movie sorta way. Keep it up!