Portal's video is brilliant! Seems inspired by Jan Svankmajer. Music is a bit too close to death metal for me. Svartidaudi have great atmosphere and sound, but it's slightly too chaotic for me. Worth looking at for inspiration though!Portal and Svartidauði have tickled my imagination in recent years.
Music started very promising, but I can't deal with the singer. x]Special mention to The Great Discord as a guilty pleasure.
Thanks for the recommendations!
Very nice! I listened first to your version while watching the video muted. Your version has a believable black metal sound to it and the virtualness of the guitars doesn't jump out too hard at me, though I do hear some of the issues I'm trying to solve myself here and there. Compared to the original, their guitar sounds seem to have a "smoother attack". I'll need to experiment with that aspect and see if I find a solution for my own mockups.There is a band called Hecate Enthroned, one of their videos is considered one of the most ridiculous of all time (because it is) but the song is actually pretty good. I remade their song using only virtual instruments 5 years ago, when I didn't know anything about mixing and mastering.
Here's my remake and their video.
Also I see you have not found a substitute for the vocals either. Any ideas what kind of instruments could fill out that part of the frequency spectrum and overall sound aesthetic? I find instrumental black metal is often "missing something".
I experimented with routing Requiem Light through distortion effects, but didn't get any good results.
Since (for good reasons) they are so rarely used, my interest in virtual guitar setups in this genre is pretty big. These and substitutes for the trademark vocal style would be especially interesting to me. Drums and bass seem easier to do (or at least I'm ignorant enough to not notice the issues with them as much). I even have bought the "Kvlt Drums" plugin, though I ended up not using it, because it sounds too raw for what I want to do.Can you define what qualifies as "making"? A ton of bands use all sorts of VI's, but guitar is something which is very rarely used as a virtual instrument.
I do have a real guitar, but every single time I tried to seriously play things like this I've ended up injuring myself and I don't think it's a technique issue. I seem to just not be cut out for it because I have some joint issues. When I did a bit of research, it seems to be relatively common for Guitarrists in those extreme genres to struggle with chronic pain issues and I don't want that shit.
P.s.: I'm aware of voices of rage, but don't think it'd fit black metal: