RAW Riff of The Month (RRotM) #32 - Chat

Here's the 32nd RAW Riff of the Month (RRotM) Challenge, being run by @stratman3142 and @TTony.

The challenge is now open, and remains open for submissions until 11:30pm on 24th January 2018. We're starting early because people may have some time available over the Xmas break.

RAW Riff of the Month (RRotm) is different to the other (RotM) riff challenge because you are only allowed to submit a recording with one layer of guitar, but you can use standard guitar effects such as wah, distortion, delay, modulation etc. This is all about one amazing riff and nothing else. 

All you have to do is ...
Write a riff.
Record it with one layer of guitar (standard guitar effects are also permitted)
Keep it to a maximum of 50 seconds. This is about riffs, not songs.

Send your entry (as an mp3) to riffs@theFB.co.uk
Include your forum name in the email, but let us know if you would like your entry to be anonymous.

I'll try to upload the tracks soon after I receive them, rather than wait until the end.
Feel free to describe how you created your entry, your inspiration, recording techniques whatever.... It would be good to get a discussion going.

Voting will start soon after the submission deadline of 24th January 2018, with each voter selecting their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice.
First choice gets 5 points - Second choice gets 3 points - Third choice gets 1 point
Voting will end on 11.30pm 31st January 2018

The order and scores of the three people with the most votes will be announced soon after the voting ends. Although it's not really about winning and there are no prizes. Think of it as forum team building, learning from each other ...  

It's not a competition.
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  • Are people OK with me posting entries as I receive them (as Antique_Guitars used to do), or should I hold off until the end?

    I'm inclined to post RawRotm entries as I receive them, as it keeps the thread more alive, but I'll go with the majority view.
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  • Done mine, which is currently the only entry :(

    Come on, get your fingers out.
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  • DulcetJonesDulcetJones Frets: 399
    Incoming, not sure what I was thinking but I'm in.....

    Whoever called it "rush hour" should not be allowed to name anything else.

    Dulcet Jones Creepy Music Blog http://dulcetjones.blogspot.com/

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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    Just a reminder. Get your entries in by 11:30pm on 24th January 2018

    So far we've just got entries from me and @DulcetJones ;

    Let me know if I've missed anyone.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 15015
    I was noodling something yesterday ... thought "I must record this before I forget it".



    Can I remember it today??

    It was a winner too.
    :(
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  • Does it have to be a single take?
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    edited January 12
    Does it have to be a single take?
    I'd say one instrument, on one track. Plus whatever effects you want to use, although layering sounds using a looper probably isn't in the spirit of things.

    Personally, I wouldn't rule out the odd drop-in within an otherwise continuous track. I generally do the RAW riff in one take but I've been known to do the odd drop in, for example when I mess up the end of an otherwise good take.

    I guess anything goes, as long as it isn't obvious that there are multiple instruments/layers. It's just for fun anyway and it's entirely up to individuals how they vote.

    It's not a competition.
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  • Does it have to be a single take?
    I'd say one instrument, on one track. Plus whatever effects you want to use, although layering sounds using a looper probably isn't in the spirit of things.

    Personally, I wouldn't rule out the odd drop-in within an otherwise continuous track. I generally do the RAW riff in one take but I've been known to do the odd drop in, for example when I mess up the end of an otherwise good take.

    I guess anything goes, as long as it isn't obvious that there are multiple instruments/layers. It's just for fun anyway and it's entirely up to individuals how they vote.

    OK, thanks. I'm not planning anything fancy - just wanted to know if I could tidy up an error in an otherwise good take.
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  • Just a reminder. Get your entries in by 11:30pm on 24th January 2018

    So far we've still only got entries from me and @DulcetJones ;;

    Let me know if I've missed anyone.

    It would be good to get a few more entries.

    It's not a competition.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 15015
    I have just done an entry.

    Rawly.
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  • Last weekend for entries. Submission deadline is 11:30pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

    We've still only got three for this one. It would be good to get some more.

    It's not a competition.
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  • Not much time left. Submission deadline is 11:30pm tonight.
    Then I'll start a new thread for the voting tomorrow.

    We're a bit light on entries for this one. Anyone fancy a quick go?

    So far we've got entries from (in the order I received them):
    stratman3142
    DulcetJones
    TTony

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  • steamabacussteamabacus Frets: 919
    Entry sent.
    :bz
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 753
    edited January 24
    Good the cavalry have arrived. So that makes four of us so far.

    Still time for more entries.

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  • Entry closed.

    Thanks to all that participated.

    I'll start a separate thread for the voting tomorrow.
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