Sunday, August 15, 2010

Have some questions ?

Hey fans, haters, and normal human beings !

Lately, I've been getting a LOT of comments and MPs asking about the same usual things over and over (despite the FAQ on my Youtube channel), that's why I thought it would be more convenient to have all your questions answered here.

Instead of doing another FAQ here, I'll just write back in the comments.

101 comments:

  1. Hi, Songelereveur!

    What's the software you use to record your covers?

    Lot of thanks!!

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  2. How often do you practice? Also, do you have any advice for fellow musicians/gamers that would like to be as awesome as you?

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  3. I don't really practice anymore. I just play what I want to play, and that would be my main advice for anyone learning music:
    don't learn it !

    Find which kind of music makes you want to play your instrument 8 hours in a row (in my case, it was VG music). Unless you want to become a professional, there's no point trying to play something you don't like. Once you've found what motivates you, you don't worry anymore about whether you're practicing enough or not.

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  4. Sennastien (sennastien@gmail.com)August 16, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    Salut,

    Je réitère donc une question que je t'avais déjà transmise sur une reprise d'un FF: Aucune chance de se rencontrer pour discuter autour d'un pot sur la capitale? (J'ai cru comprendre que tu étais de Paris?)

    Ça peut paraitre un peu bizarre comme demande, mais je suis un grand amateur de ton travail, et je me dis que la personne derrière tout ça doit être aussi intéressante humainement que la qualité qu'elle laisse transparaitre sur ses vidéos.

    Voila, au moins j'aurais tenté ;)

    Encore une fois, chapeau l'artiste, ne t'arrête pas! :)

    ++

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  5. It seems you've been going in a more rock-oriented direction as of late, as opposed to your earlier covers that seemed more "folky" and "world-y." Is there a particular reason for this?

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  6. @Sennastien: Arf, nan, je suis sur Bordeaux ! J'aurai pas craché sur une mousse, sinon... :)

    @Elie and/or Jon: Well, back then, I used to try and experiment a lot of things. That made me use some instruments I had almost no experience on. Since my standards in term of quality have gone up, these folky tunes have become really hard to play, at least in a decent way. I'll probably keep doing them, though, as a side project, on another Youtube channel.

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  7. have you ever considered putting your arangements up on itunes? or do you not have the legal clearance to do so?

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  8. Since I'm not owning the rights on the original tunes, I don't think I'm allowed to make money off my arrangements.

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  9. lulz dude how many guitar do u haz ?

    PS : ur awsum !

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  10. Hey Songe, moi j'ai une question :D
    Comment t'as trouvé l'idée du bonnet ?
    Mwarf mwarf è_é
    Nan mais en plus c'est awesome donc voila :D J'suis sur c'est un bonnet avec intelligence artificielle qui commande ton corps à distance et tout, pour que tu joues super bien, toussa... :D

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  11. @niocwy: u iz trollin nobody !!1

    @Galcha: Bah en fait, c'est un bonnet en poils de yak, que ma mère m'a ramené des tréfonds de l'Himalaya. Je l'avais mis pour déconner et c'est devenu mon leitmotiv.

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  12. Classe. En plus on te reconnait facilement comme ça. Et sinon tu te balades avec dans la rue ? :D
    (Lol I iz trulz :D)

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  13. Non, ça reste quand même un couvre-chef auquel je tiens...

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  14. First off, you're awesome bro. You have an amazing talent, and I always look forward to anything new you do.

    Now my question is do you think you'll be adding a dl link to any of your covers? Not necessarily itunes lol

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  15. If you're talking about an mp3 download link, though I've always redirected everyone to a video to mp3 converting site, I'll be soon putting an link on every video made recently...

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  16. Do you have any kingdom hearts covers you plan to do any time soon?

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  17. to go along with shaina, id love to see a video of you playing your arrangement of destiny islands.

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  18. @Shaina Yes, but not soon. I have at least two videos to do first. There is one particular song which is among my all-time favourite, from KH, that I tried to record twice already, and failed. I'll give it another shot someday...

    @Andrew: I'm afraid that won't happen, I recorded Destiny Island very quickly because SilentPhil asked me to, but I'm not planning to make a video on this tune. ^^'

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  19. eh thats all right. i really only wanted it so i could see if i got the melody completely right. ive been working on it for a few weeks.

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  20. Hey your really talented and i love all your covers. I was wondering whats your favorite instrument to play and how much did you spend in total collecting all the instruments that you own?

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  21. My favourite instrument to play is the bass, and then the guitar. I don't know how much I spent for all of my instruments, probably a lot, since I've been doing it for years...

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  22. Salut SongeLeReveur, j'adore ce que tu peux arriver a faire sur une guitare.
    Je me disais juste si on pouvais avec ton accord télécharger un de tes morceaux a usages personnel, si tu refuses je comprendrai bien mais merci d'avance.
    Continue t'as vraiment de l'expérience et le tout pour devenir quelqu'un.

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  23. Y'a pas de soucis, les liens de téléchargements sont là pour ça !

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  24. First off, congratulations on your works, you're an amazing musician. I haven't played any Final Fantasy game other than FF7 but I do love all of your covers from those games, my favorites are the ones from Battletoads & Double Dragon. Thank you for such an amazing work :-).

    P.S.: out of curiosity, are you from France or from Canada?? or maybe from some other French-speaking country??

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  25. hey, songelereveur. i recently made a facebook fan page for you and so far it hasn't seen much traffic. if you want to, would you mind putting a link to it in a vid description or something along that nature?

    here is the link to it:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/SongeLeReveur-Fan-page/138906476144777?v=wall&ref=ts

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  26. I'll try to get you some people there in my next video. ;)

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  27. oh, and if you have or are planning to make a personal facebook page, i can put you as an admin so you can make whatever announcements you want. only if you want to though.

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  28. Mr. Le Reveur,

    I'm a musician and would like to add the ocarina to my collection. I've read many guides around the internet, and listened to a lot of players to try and find one I most like the tone of. Of them, yours is one of my favorites; what is the manufacturer of your ocarina? do you know of anyone else who plays the same one and who may have uploaded video or audio?

    Thank you in advance.

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  29. You are an amazing musician! :)
    My question: where do you find the drum lines and the other instruments' lines?

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  30. @Andrew: I'm not planning to have a FB page on my own for now, although I sometime check on yours.

    @Matt: I have used like 4 different ocarinas over the past. Which specific video are you talking about ? :)

    @Nantas: I don't have a method or something, I just try to recreate what I have in mind, with the instruments I own...^^

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  31. Hey dude. i'm very curious, do you work or study?
    do you earn money by playing or just play for pleasure? (sorry about the poor english)

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  32. I work as a guitar/bass/music theory teacher in a music school. I'd like to work as a composer, someday. :)

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  33. "I work as a guitar/bass/music theory teacher in a music school."
    if i ever travel to France, Im probably gonna want to sit in on one of your classes haha.

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  34. Hey you are extremely talented I was wondering if you have any original tracks or other music covers(other than video games)

    Also do you plan on posting a zip file of all your covers at any point, I'd love to have them in my media library

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  35. @Charles: I will soon. I'll upload some stuff on another Youtube account.

    I'm not planning on having a zip file of all my covers for a simple reason: I'm getting a very very small amount of money with the DL links I've posted on each of my videos, and with the ads on this blog. It's not much, but at least, it feels like I'm getting a little bit of remuneration for my work. ;)

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  36. What kind of ocarina do you use? o: (IE in your Marble Zone cover, etc.)

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  37. It's a Maparam Double AC, if I remember well...

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  38. am i correct in saying that you dont take requests? just asking for the facebook fans.

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  39. I'm not taking them anymore, because I barely have time to spend on the videos I want to make... :/

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  40. Hi SongeLeReveur, devoted fan speaking here. I have two questions:
    1- Do you know the game Wild Arms? If so, are you planning to do any cover of its OST?
    2- when playing your midi keyboard, what programs/plugins/libraries do you get your sounds from??

    Keep the music going, you are really talented.

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  41. Sorry, the same Anonymous here (you can call me Dingo). I also wanted to know if you know Alundra, and also if you were planning to do a cover (sooo original I know).

    Best regard again!

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  42. Hey ! I know Wild Arms, I don't know Alundra. I'm not planning to do a cover from any of them.

    About the plugins I'm using, they almost all from Logic Pro 9. I usually spend a lot of time creating the right synth sound.

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  43. ok, i know you probably get asked this about a million times, and you probably get tired of answering it, but do you have any idea when your next video will be?

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  44. man... music is awesome can't wait to hear the next one... ummm i know u said u posted mp3 download links for ur newer videos, how bout for some of the older ones... is there a way of getting recordings of them? i really like the megaman tracks (ones new and ones older) cant wait to go down the road listening to your incredible arrangements... i can put it with my collection of marc papeghin's music, like i said can't wait till the next one comes out...

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  45. @Anonymous: No idea. I had a lot on my hands, recently. Hopefully, it'll be out soon.

    @mitchell: You can use any site that extracts audio from streaming videos. For example: http://www.vidtomp3.com/

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  46. Hey,

    awesome music man. You talked about generating a small income from your videos.

    A lot of very active youtubers nowadays have a paypal account up for donations. Since you can't really sell your music (copyright stuff...) this could be a way for us fans to show our appreciation and chip in e.g. for some reserve bass or guitar strings. I would be totally prepared to make a donation for you to keep up this awesomeness.

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  47. I would like to start by saying I am a fan of your works on youtube and as a subscriber I thank you. after reading the comment above I understand that your busy and requests may not be that convenient for you, but at the very least I would like for you to listen to the opening theme song to the anime called Trigun. here is the link to the best version IMO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzHe4U5c5Oc

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  48. @Mjelt : Thanks, but I'm not planning on asking for donations, for now. I'd rather record an album (with original tunes), and give something back to my fans. This way, they could support what I do and I wouldn't have any copyright problem. I'm currently thinking on what could be on this album. About the income thing I mentionned, I'm legally not supposed to talk about it, although if you ever runned a site, you know what it's all about. :P

    Thanks for your kind words !

    @LtMooch I know this theme (from waaay back, when I was in high school), but these kind of tunes are already arranged and great on their own. There wouldn't really be a point for me to cover them...^^

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  49. Hi. Love your videos but I especially like your mixes considering your equipment, could you tell me how you learnt to mix?

    Thanks

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  50. With my ears, and a lot of time and experiments...

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  51. salut songe!
    En regardant tes vidéo (pas toutes vues mais je suis impressionné à chaque fois que j'en regarde une nouvelle!) je me demandais 2 choses :
    Depuis combien de temps tu joues de la guitare/basse pour jouer si bien que ça?
    Et combien de temps tu passe par jours sur tes instruments?

    J'espère que tu continuera tes vidéos encore longtemps!
    A une prochaine vidéo ^^!

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  52. 8 ans à peu près pour la guitare, 3 ans pour la basse. Mais comme à un moment j'ai décidé d'en faire mon métier, j'ai commencé à travailler tous les jours plusieurs heures. Aujourd'hui, je ne "travaille" plus vraiment la technique, je me mets juste à niveau si j'ai un truc difficile à jouer.

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  53. What software do you use besides logic? What VSTs? And Plug-Ins for mixing and stuff?

    Thanks

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  54. Just so you know, your Super Mario Bros 2 - Overworld tab download is extremely faulty, or at least the guitarpro version is.

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  55. I use Final Cut to edit my videos, and I think that's it. The only VST I use is a vinylizer (I don't remember its name). Every other plugins are from Logic Pro 9.

    @Andrew: I'm just putting these tabs up because I get so many requests about it, I don't really check if they're accurate or not. Frankly, I don't care. :D

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  56. Bonsoir Songe le reveur Bordelais (a ce que j'ai compris) :)

    Voila, depuis que j'ai écouté tes reprises de musiques, j'en suis devenu accro, et j'ai pas de question particulière, juste peut être savoir quel sera tes futurs reprises ? :)

    Mais ce commentaire est plus la pour t'encourager, car tes reprises, comme je le disais, sont toutes magnifiques (j'te dis pas l'envie que tu m'as donné de rejouer a Megaman et Zelda DX :P)

    Sache que si tu fais un .zip avec une compil' de tes chansons, je serais prêt a t'encourager et te le payer ! :) (et au passage, jolie la maitrise de l'anglais ^^)

    Et pour finir, j'ai envie de dire, continue a nos faire rêver...

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  57. @Eagle Night: Je prévois pas mes futures reprises. Ca me prends plus d'un coup, comme ça "Tiens, si je reprenais tel ou tel thème." Même si en l'occurrence, je sais quel sera le prochain morceau... :p

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  58. Oh non laisse moi pas sur le suspense comme ça ! :P Roh allez, juste le titre au alors les premières lettres, ou la date de sortie ou la console sur le quel il est sorti... Raconte! :D

    ps: Si tu veux des idées de reprises de musiques de jeux, j'en ai un tas ! ;)

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  59. Rien du tout, t'attendra comme tout le monde ! :D

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  60. Very nice dude!

    have you studied music at a conservatory or university, or you just learned everything by yourself?

    See ya.

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  61. A few years in various music schools, a lot of time by myself.

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  62. I'm a fan of your work and I just want to ask what kind of mic do you use to record and what is the name of recorder/flute thing you use in the Links Awakening cover?

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  63. I usually use an AT2020 USB. My recorder is an alto one, from Moeck.

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  64. Got any updates i can tell to your facebook fans?

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  65. Currently working on the new video. Should be out soon. :)

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  66. Bonjour Monsieur Dream the dreamer
    je voulais savoir, vous parliez de faire un album avec des morceaux originaux, avez vous pensé à un chanteur qui vous accompagnerait sur ce projet afin de conquérir le monde et l'univers connu et encore inconnu?

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  67. Also could you make a list of all of your instrument models?

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  68. Sorry, I'm not planning on making a list of every instrument I own. If you want to know which one I'm using in a video, just ask in the comments. :)

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  69. Hey Songe!
    Quel est exactement ton modèle de piano midi? Je veux le même!!!!
    Au fait, bravo pour toutes tes vidéos!!!

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  70. yo man
    ahhhh think you could play sephiroths theme from FFVII??
    since i check yo songs out and they sweet so i just ask see if you could do that maybe idk haha

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  71. hey, if you ever want to give any exclusive news or anything to your fans on facebook, just email me.

    maverik43@gmail.com

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  72. hey
    seen that you play alot of final fantasy stuff. so asking from a final fantasy fan to another. what you fav one??

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  73. @Andrew: I'll remember it ! ;)

    @Anonymous: FF7 would be my favourite (along with FF10, but I don't tell this, because people throw stuff at me).

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  74. I ran across your videos while searching for Battletoads music. I was a Subscriber after watching 2 videos; I love your work!

    Do you accept suggestions/requests? I've always loved the song from Battletoads in Battlemaniacs on Stage 2, called the "Hollow Tree." Would you consider doing a cover of that song? And if you have and I'm not finding it, could you link me to it? :)

    Keep rockin'! :)

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  75. Have you ever considered doing anything from the Donkey Kong fanchise?

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  76. Any chance we'll be seeing more final fantasy VIII in the future?

    I thought the soundtrack to that game was sublime.

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  77. hey dude!!!

    As a musician and a gamer myself I can say you rock!!!

    Im from the Philippines and I have always been addicted to the BGMs of Castlevania and rockman series.

    Its just bad that in all the bands ive been with, no one seems to would like to cover a video game them for and instrumental part of the regular set or gig. Ive been trying to push bloody tears but i guess when you play these kind of music you have to have the heart because you played the game...wholeheartedly.

    I admire your work and salute you and if its not asking too much do you have audio formats of your covers from castlevania and rockman? could you share your work for my personal reference but if its ok but if you copyrighted them or something it's alright.

    ill just browse buy your blog and see you response. again dude you rock!!

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  78. @Scott: Yes.

    @Anonymous: You can use any video-to-audio conversion site to get the mp3s from my videos.

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  79. What's your advice to someone who wants to try doing covers to songs?

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  80. Listen to the original a lot. Take your time planning how you want to make it sound. Don't make it too difficult: it's better to play nicely something easy than record a piece that is too hard. Also : have fun !

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  81. Hey there,

    Just wanted to run two things by you.

    First, I'm glad you're a Final Fantasy VII fan — hearing you masterfully recreate those songs brings back some great memories. That being said... your sound has obviously matured over the years: is there any song you haven't worked on yet that you've wanted? Or is there any song that you've already covered that you've considered doing again, since you have more instruments, technology, etc.?

    And secondly, I just wanted to give my thanks — you're certainly going places with your talent. I've been watching your performances since you covered "Gold Saucer," and listening to what you've accomplished has given me chills. Coming from one video game fan to another, it's nice to find someone who is not only passionate about the genre's music, but is able to back it up with an incredible sound. The feel you've put into your pieces truly hits me — you put a lot of heart into your work, which is a rare find nowadays. Best wishes to you, wherever you may go with your talent.

    Dream on, dreamer.

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  82. @Eric:

    Hey ! Thanks for all your kind words !

    There are, obviously, songs that I want to cover (some of them has been in my mind for a long time). I won't tell which ones, though. I also might redo some of my old tunes, like Vamo' Alla Flamenco.

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  83. Hey, I wanted to know your process for recording the pieces, do you start with bass, drums, guitars? which one?

    Thanks, you rock :D

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  84. Usually, the drums. Sometime, the bass. It depends...

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  86. what brand type melodica do you you use I assume you only have one in the cid and FFX besaid? What ocarina are you using in the lifestream from VII cover if I'm right it looks like a mountain inline ocarina,but what type hardwood,warmstone etc. and G, or C?

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  87. It's a Hohner melodica. The ocarina you're refering to is a Hind, not sure which one exactly.

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  88. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xh243d_doc-undergeek_videogames
    Tu est dans ce reportage mec!

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  89. What camera are you using to record yourself playing?

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  90. I downloaded all of your videos and I play them almost on a daily basis during my leisure hours as I find your music very relaxing.

    You're not an amateur. You're a professional. You should be getting paid for this line of work and I am very distraught that all I could do is click your ads relentlessly. We are truly blessed to have a musician such as you grace us with your music for nothing in return but a few simple ad clicks. You ARE the man. To hell with the haters. The only reason they're hating on you is pure jealousy. They cannot comprehend the fact that they got served by a REAL musician.

    My good man.

    Keep. On. ROCKING! I love you dude. No homo.

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  91. WHO ARE YOU PARENTS LOL. congratulate them on what they have created

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  92. salut songe jespere que sa va bien mec tu es génial mec ne lache pas et jaimerais que si tu as le temps decouter la musique des tableau de powerblade au nes ainsi que powerblade 2 des airs tres space metal a la battletoads un peu et megaman tu jugeras par toi meme les couplets se repete pa si vite et je crois que tu pourrais vraiment tamuser et épater la gallerie merci

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  93. Hi, I'm a fan of your work and I've been wondering about the brand of one of your guitars. You used it in your video of "Let the battles begin" It sounds great, and you're amazing at playing it.
    I was hoping you would be able to tell me the brand?

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    1. if your not talking about the bass guitar it's a parker.

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