[CLOSED] This is the PRS Virtual Jam... bring your PRS and come play with us!

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  1. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff New Member

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    As I've read in this thread, there are some people wishing to record a virtual jam... well, I'm stepping forward to organize it, it's an experiment to all of us. Let's see if there's enough people willing to play!

    In order to join, this is what you have to do:
    1. Download this backing track. It's an A-minor blues. Just 30 seconds to each player, to avoid a very long jam (let see if it's enough).
    2. Hear the 1-2-3-4 count-in? At the begining of your solo, play this count-in with the strings muted. This is useful for me to mix your track in correct tempo.
    3. Record your solo and save just your solo, i.e. keep just your guitar track without mixing it with the backing track. Example track of what your clip must be like.
    4. While you're playing your solo, record yourself playing with a camera. It may be your smartphone, the sound of this clip won't be used, only the image is important. You can ask someone to film you.
    5. Upload your guitar track & video (one file to each) to Dropbox or any other online service, and send me a PM with the links. Also tell me your name or how you want to be identified on the final video.
    Your guitar track can be in any format, preferably high quality MP3. Your video can also be in any format, preferably MP4 (Apple's .MOV is a pain to work with).

    I'll mix all the audio tracks, and edit the final video. I'll then upload it to YouTube and share it here, and you guys spread it to the world. Deadline: last minute of May 30, 2016 (your city timezone).

    So... is it too complicated? What do you guys tell me? I'm waiting for your takes, let's have some fun! :D
     
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  2. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    Ummm, the software that installs along with this is a virus.
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Nice backing track!
     
  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I downloaded the track and now have a virus on my PC.
     
  5. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    What happened to the other two post in here earlier?
    One mentioned the track had a virus, not cool.
     
  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I wondered the same. I think the virus comes from the website that houses the track, but I'm no expert on the subject.
    Unfortunately, I can't get rid of it and have already scheduled my tech for Monday.

    I was looking forward to adding my 30 seconds, too.
     
  7. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff New Member

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    I always hosted my clips on that site, and I never had any problems, I'm really sorry for that :oops:... I uploaded the tracks to my Dropbox, I'll replace the links on the first post: backing track, example file.
     
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  8. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    Sorry, took my reply down because I thought maybe I was wrong. Took me an hour to remove, and had to restart my system twice, but I think I got rid of it.
     
  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    How did you get rid of it? I have a program called "MySafeSavings" that I can't seem to delete.
     
  10. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff New Member

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    I found this.
     
  11. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    I had to open up my task manager and force close all of the background programs that seemed strange, then my program manager and uninstall everything that had today's date. Restarted my computer, ran an extensive virus scan, then restarted again
     
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  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Yep. I did the same, and think I fixed it. Thanks.
     
  13. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    I love the idea behind this, just wish for a different result. The fact that he's willing to put in so much work to mix this together is outstanding and I hope it gets straightened out easily for him to move forward.
     
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  14. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff New Member

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    Guys, please confirm that the track download is OK now...
     
  15. jay

    jay Happy Member

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    It's fine now
     
  16. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    Always have a copy of Malwarebytes on your system. Excellent for getting rid of crap like this.

    Also...

    We should have a list of approved file sharing sites for photos, videos, etc.

    Nice BT BTW!
     
  17. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I have that track from youtube :) nice one
    I will give it a go
     
  18. Rachmaninoff

    Rachmaninoff New Member

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    Well, the deadline is here, and we have... zero participants on the jam.

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    So, no jam result to post...
     

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