View Full Version : How do you make something rock more?

11-12-2002, 14:42:36

Scabrous Birdseed
11-12-2002, 14:45:33
Have you tried playing Barbara Streisand on full volume?

11-12-2002, 14:51:48
No, I don't own any Barbara Streisand.

She might require the extreme measures of


See Motorhead for details.

Scabrous Birdseed
11-12-2002, 15:09:18
Download a Carpenters MP3, speed it up using one of those "any speed" audio players, crank up the volume and tell me if it rocks more.

11-12-2002, 15:12:03
Suggest an any speed audio player...

I'm willing to bet it will sound more rock as long as the players don't raise the pitch.

Scabrous Birdseed
11-12-2002, 15:16:12
Ah yes, that could be a problem. Perhaps I should just run it through CoolEdit instead.

11-12-2002, 15:17:17
I'm willing to bet Zak Wylde could make a Carpenters song rock. He might have problems with a Streisand number though.

Scabrous Birdseed
11-12-2002, 15:23:00
No, wait, I think I found one...

Scabrous Birdseed
11-12-2002, 15:59:02
Apparently not. Anyway, I ran "Close To You" through the speedup function in CoolEdit, which took like half an hour, listened to it at full volume and the amount of rock is imperceptibly different.

Scabrous Birdseed
11-12-2002, 16:10:50
Then I ran it through the "Brainwave Synchronisation" function and suddenly it went all weird.

I'm now going to try to push this version to unexpected punters on KaZaA.

11-12-2002, 16:12:39

11-12-2002, 16:22:10
Unexpected or unsuspecting?

11-12-2002, 16:24:56
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Then I ran it through the "Brainwave Synchronisation" function and suddenly it went all weird.

I'm now going to try to push this version to unexpected punters on KaZaA.

I think I've just found me a new hobby

Scabrous Birdseed
11-12-2002, 16:54:28
I decided that was weird but not weird enough, so I ran in through the Live! Psychotic effect as well. Mmm...

11-12-2002, 16:57:54
Is there a free version of Cool Edit?

11-12-2002, 16:58:37
Actually I could probably do it with Reason...

Provost Harrison
11-12-2002, 17:26:28
How? Coat it in rock, tie rocks to it and throw it off a big rock, followed by another rock to crush it :D

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-12-2002, 18:02:20
Put it on an uneven surface, of course.

11-12-2002, 18:21:17
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Actually I could probably do it with Reason...

I don't think you really understand what Reason does do you?

11-12-2002, 18:27:53
I thought you could use a WAV as an input, like say a guitar line output from Cakewalk, so why couldn't you also use a song in WAV format as an input?

11-12-2002, 18:59:54
Maybe, but I don't think so. Mostly it's pretty self contained. I think if you wanted to combine something from Reason with something from Cakewalk you'd need to use a dedicated sequencer program like Cubase.

12-12-2002, 09:46:16
Don't think so. protein doesn't.

12-12-2002, 10:13:58
Debaser's right. Reason is a self contained program. You can import wavs but there isn't much you can do with them regarding editing.

To make something more rock. Pick out the middle frequencies and slightly overdrive them. Put the whole thing through the smallest amount of reverb and then compress it shit loads and eq it. Then apply two very rock guitar parts and overdub the drums. Then take away the origional song and add bass and vocals. then go back to the first step and add beer. Keep repeating until it sounds nothing like the first song and sounds like a really rock song.

12-12-2002, 14:28:34
Originally posted by Sean
Unexpected or unsuspecting?

you know, you are turning into a pedantic asshole

The Shaker
12-12-2002, 15:05:54
asshole or assthole?

12-12-2002, 15:11:58
Originally posted by protein
Debaser's right.

Don't ever doubt me bitches.

12-12-2002, 15:38:21
Why would I doubt them?