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Victim


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dchapman

 Genre: Hard Rock
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This is my first complete song generated entirely on my Powerbook. All drum, bass & synth programming, electric and acoustic guitars and all backing vocals by Darren Chapman. Lead vocals and lyrics by Tim Triolet.

Thanks to all who volunteered their ears on my early mixes. Your input was invaluable.

Comments, suggestions and critiques are welcome... it's my first complete Mac song and any more suggestions to make it better are appreciated.
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Lyrics
All my friends have gone away again
Now I sit alone a dying man
All my life I've lived a lie
Believed it true in my minds eye
Now I sit alone a haunted mess

Now all I fear has come to life

In my mind, what I thought integrity
False pride inside of me
Now I cry
Just a victim of my own demise

All my life I've had a dream of grandeur
Totally denying mindful ways
All I took I felt I gained
Fearful truths they now invade
Now I live within my grand illusion

In my mind, what I thought integrity
False pride inside of me
Now I cry
Just a victim of my own demise
Song Stats
Hits: 8304
Comments: 47
Fans: 17
Plays: 1050
Downloads: 283
Votes: 32
Uploaded: May 18, 2005 - 10:06:19 PM
Last Updated: May 18, 2005 - 11:02:24 AM Last Played: May 02, 2016 - 12:58:59 PM
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Hardware:
Powerbook 1ghz - 512 RAM
M-Audio MobilePre USB
Apex 430 Condenser Mic
1990 Fender American Strat Plus
Taylor Acoustic
Tannoy Reveal Nearfield Monitors
Software:
Logic Express 7.1
Reason 2.5
Comments
said 5176 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Full bore dread
For a withered soul, Triolet sure belts it out. Production is flawless, as far as I can tell. Excellent playing and synth noodling, Chapman. Great song construction. The varied angles of attacks on the repeating lyrics prevents repetiveness. It's a wrap.
Emily Rohm said 5176 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Haunting.
This is well put together! Vocals are good. I especially like
his tone on the lower parts. Guitar parts are powerful
without being overwhelming. Heavy metal is certainly not
my forte so I don't have many intelligent things to say but
I enjoyed this.
Check out my latest song called Monica's Waltz
Mystified said 5176 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Impressive
Wow! Some great playing in this! I'm impressed. I'm not
the best at offering comments for this particular genre, so
I'll just say that ...yup....it's very impressive! Love the voice
as well--matches the heavy metal all the way.
My only nit is that maybe the vox could be a *little* more
forward in the mix. It got buried a couple of times to my
ears--but again, maybe that's the genre, too.

Very well done!
Check out my latest song called Elevated--Miss Chaos/Mystified vox
Peter Greenstone said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Yeah!
Thanks for letting me check out the work-in-progress. This
final version sounds really stunningly excellent. Everything
fits just right and sounds full. Great singing and playing,
and I love the way you used that synth ambient loop ( I think
that's what it is); it really makes an excellent sonic contrast
to the guitars. As I told you before, it has a bit of a Stone
Temple Pilots sound to it (which is great). Excellent job all
around; well written and executed.
Check out my latest song called Iridium Flare (2013 Re-Release)
aclarke said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Yeah, too!
This is perfect! Your attention to every detail has paid off
well here. Everything sounds balanced- excellent guitar
sound, vocals (lead and backup) are spot on. Very tasty
lead... as I told you before very Blue Oyster Cultish.
Downloaded (to replace the earlier versions) and faved!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
TobinMueller said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Deserved pride
Crystal clear production, very present and alive. Radio
ready in every way. Very cool guitar, great changes,
everything sounds like real instruments and is balanced
perfectly. I like how you didn't drench anything
in reverb, yet when the singer goes into his upper
register during the verses, I feel like a touch of reverb
would help (the chorus "In my mind" is perfect, but the
"All my life" seems too dry for some reason in my ears).
Great guitar solo. Wonderful brooding track, haunting
sections. I can see this performed live, licensed for film,
on a CD. Really great work.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
cjhoose said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
wow -
great production! For that matter, great writing and
performances.
Check out my latest song called Vapor
thetiler said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
faith in heavenly father
It's easy to be a victim in this world, look at all the alcohol
abuse, tearing up families right and left. If we try in our
hearts to do what is right and let the consequence follow
then things will turn for our good. It may not seem great
at the time though. I guess that is what is meant by faith.
. .

The negative elements in this world want you to loose
faith in a higher heavenly power were you can become a
victim to man made culture's wisdom and there is a whole
lot of culture in the United States especially, just ready to
suck us down the tube.

Lotsa of talent here in your tune!

Thanks for all the hard work to make that talent.
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Pie said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Hey dude...
...this is great. Reminded me of the 'Pull' album by winger.
Don't be offended, I love that album. The rest of their stuff
was pretty lightweight but 'Pull' rocked. This track is
actually heavier but reminded me nevertheless. Keep on
going.

Pie
Check out my latest song called Coalesce (Instrumental)
dchapman said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Hey dude...
Wow, I didn't think that anyone ELSE on the planet owned that album. It was
by far their best... never considered it as an influence though, maybe the
tapping a'la Reb Beach... loved his playing.

Thanks
Check out my latest song called Waiting for the Other
Pie said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Hey dude...
I think it's one of the most underated rock albums of all time. Heavy and
melodic. JUNKYARD DOG!!!!!!!!

:-)

---
these online signatures are a load of bollocks!
Check out my latest song called Coalesce (Instrumental)
aclarke said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Hey dude...
Thanks guys. All album I never heard but now feel the need to buy. Cool!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
alley-oop said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
More metal
to chew through my thin cranium. All so tasty, production, playing, lyrics, singing. Great job! Let's have an encore!
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AquilA said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
That rocks...
Thanks for sharing. Excellent production and a very cool
Alice in Chains/Jerry Cantrell kind of sound. Well done.
Maybe when I grow up I'll produce and play like that.
Check out my latest song called Bounce Buffet w/ Hectorious
SlimGirlFat said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Oh YES!
At last,
Great production on this Darren,,
Great lead vocals from Tim and your backing harmonies
are spot on.
The guitar playing just rocks!
A totally awesome track.
I really look forward to hearing more of this music from
you..

D/L
Slimmie

Kevensor said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Wow!!
This really rocked!

I get the Alice in Chains/ Jerry Cantrell reference, this sounds a lot like them!

I hope we don't have to wait another year to hear more.
Check out my latest song called Broken Hearted - Redux
Kevensor said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Wow!!
This really rocked!

I get the Alice in Chains/ Jerry Cantrell reference, this sounds a lot like them!

I hope we don't have to wait another year to hear more.
Check out my latest song called Broken Hearted - Redux
perceptualvortex said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Rockin'
Very cool. Alice in Chains came to mind to me as well. Nice and heavy, loud, crunchy. Overall a great job. --D
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
mcsweb said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Your handle on production is fantastic
Completely professional. I sometimes felt that the song
drags just a tad, but that's really just a nit. Good brooding
sound. Thanks for the early listens on this one!
Check out my latest song called Forgotten - 12
said 5176 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Well done
Professional sounding production.
One strange thing to my ear is the choice of melody in the
first line of the chorus "In my mind". The word "mind" is
sung in two notes, F sharp to D whereas it would have
flowed better (in my humble opinion) going from A to D. I
hope this is constructive.
thanks for sharing
grid stalker said 5175 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
strong silky smooth production
loved opening hook the most. it hooked me into main
body of song which also delivered. curious---- what's
your guitar setup? are we listening to amp simulators?
Check out my latest song called Eye wall
dchapman said 5175 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
strong silky smooth production
This tune is using the apple amp simulators. I was experimenting with them
to see how good I could make them sound. They turned out pretty good I
think... but needed alot of tweaking to get there.
Check out my latest song called Waiting for the Other
Jim Bouchard said 5174 days ago (May 21st, 2005)
strong silky smooth production
I think they are indeed quite good. Surprising, as you might never know.
Great heavy sound, almost humbucker fat, nice sustain...almost an e-bow
sound at times.

I really like this! The whole thing!

---
"Vote for me, and all your wildest dreams will come true."-Pedro
Check out my latest song called Big Yawn (Apogee One mic demo)
said 5175 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Yeah... solidly good rock
Very classic sounding. And your vocals too are
down the middle hard rock. I love your guitar riffs with
harmonies(?). Very cool. Glad to see you posting
some songs. Top hard rock material here, my man! But
you suspected as much : )

Jack

alanfraser said 5174 days ago (May 21st, 2005)
Well produced without sounding synthetic
And that's probably because most of it isn't synthetic.
Very cool changes. Excellent production. Definitely
rocks.

Coolest of all is to hear new material. I lost track after
you were uploading tunes from your original band and I
had hoped you would move forward from there. Very glad
to see you pushing a new tune and I don't see a thing
wrong with a shameless plug.
Check out my latest song called Too Much or Not Enough - Live at 20th Century
Syncopatient said 5174 days ago (May 21st, 2005)
Production is outrageous
Every detail of this is perfect in my opinion Darren. All
instruments fit with vox.....vox fits with
instruments....flawlwess. The production values are
stunning and care to those details has really paid off.
Most excellent work...great song!
Check out my latest song called Jazz Praise
Anonymous said 5173 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
impressive
you do all this on mac by yourself? ... very impressive! ...
oh, i see you use Logic ... is that much better than
garageband? ... perhaps this is why song sounds better
than average? ... excellent guitar, vocals and production ...
i especially like bell sound in synth ... brightens up mix
nice ... i do not like metal as rule but this was good ...
Cameron said 5161 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
excellent
Well, I'm finally back on site to check out a tiny fraction of
what I've missed over the past few months...your tune is
one of the first I've heard this go 'round.

This is truly excellent, both from a production standpoint
and for musical content. Lots of interesting stuff in this
mix. It's very well put together.

I don't usually gravitate towards the metal genre but this
tune is tastefully done.

I don't have any "nits" to pick on this tune. I think it is one
of your best yet that you've posted here.
Check out my latest song called Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
Anonymous said 5160 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
GREAT!
Your pafomance is Great!
ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Z293 said 5151 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
You backed up your reputation with this
First thanks for stopping by to comment on one of my songs. Had a little computer trouble and wasn't able to post when this first came out but I'm back up now.

I have to admit I've been waiting for this first complete submission from you. You put out a lot of advice in the forums and I wanted to see you talk the talk. I think you nailed just about every aspect of what your all about. I believe you have set a standard to look up to on production from Logic. The song writing for this genre was perfect. I get the feeling that you don't look at yourself as a lead guitar player but I also thought your solo was perfect for this song. I try to comment on peoples' work but I usually am not a very good critic. Just wanted to let you know what I thought of your first from the ground up submission.
Check out my latest song called La Pavillon
dchapman said 5151 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
You backed up your reputation with this
Thanks for your kind words. I did put a lot of effort into this song. I'm glad
to see that it's realized.

Thanks again.
D.
Check out my latest song called Waiting for the Other
said 5148 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Rockin' and great..
Take it from this old school metalhead...your song rocks! Great songwriting, great vocal performance, great guitar tones, and a fantastic guitar solo that makes its point without silly noodling. You even have a great lead tone in here.

I am truly amazed that you recorded all of this with Logic EXPRESS! I was all set to buy the Mbox/Pro Tools Le setup tonight, but the production of this incredible song has me taking pause.

A great tune, truly.
dchapman said 5148 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Rockin' and great..
Thanks for your comments.

I think that the software is merely the tool. Don't let my production with LE
sway you from a purchase you're thinking about. I could have done this
production with Cubase, ProTools or DP. I just chose LE for all of it's Mac
friendliness (it's nice to convert those old GB files) and price.

But it is indeed a fine program and worth checking out! Thanks again.


Check out my latest song called Waiting for the Other
kingkongcaos said 5140 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
\,,/O_o\,,/
i wish i had long hair........ this was grrrrrrreat!!!!
Suzanne said 5133 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
the weight of the baritone
really like the low vocals, like eddie vedder. great sound guitars, tight performance. radio ready, guys!
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ronnielong said 5107 days ago (July 27th, 2005)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy Sh!T!!!

HOw did I miss this the first time round???!!

Jeessuus dude.... perfect. Just damn perfect.

Reminds me a bit of Alice in Chains...an thats a damn
good thing..

VERY glad you got yer hands on BLAZE (can't
wait..hehe.).... And VERY glad to have a heavy Metal
Brother on this site.

Bad ass.

DO MORE!!!

-Cheers-
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gkeller said 5090 days ago (August 12th, 2005)
Wow!
I was very impressed when I heard this, as were a lot of other
people, as I can see from the posts. You guys sound great! I
agree with the Alice in Chains references. I can definitely see
the similarities. My friend made the comment that you guys
sound like professionals. Record deal material. Very nice!
Check out my latest song called Super Trance
8piscean8 said 5076 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Slick Production
I have heard some other well produced songs on MacJams
but this one probably tops them all. I agree with one of the
other posts that states they feel the song drags on a little.
Other than that the song is great. The vocals and guitar are
very Alice N Chains like which is pretty cool. Lets hear some
more! When does the album come out?
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CIPHER said 5074 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
Phenomenal
I am speechless. You are totally what I aspire to be. Your
production is superb. I prefer clean sounds for metal and
hard rock rather than sludge and your stuff is right there.

It's how I hear my music in my head. Of course, you have the
gear, the talent and the patience and effort to make it
happen. Consider me a big fan.
Check out my latest song called Smak
good boy seldom said 5035 days ago (October 7th, 2005)
I like the way it fades in
the beginning. The guitar sounds great. You're voice reminds me a little
of layne stayley (is that right?) from Alice in chains. I like the mood of this
song, very somber. Well done!
Check out my latest song called You never knew
EuroFever said 5025 days ago (October 17th, 2005)
Great work!
Loved man I totaly do.

Eurofever
spacekev said 5022 days ago (October 20th, 2005)
haunting
The guitar sounds great. The verse has a really cool haunting sound.
The loops and guitar picking work for me.
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dchapman said 5021 days ago (October 21st, 2005)
haunting
Loops?
Check out my latest song called Waiting for the Other
Drew Kopr said 4939 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Not sure
how i missed this one DC, but is an awesome tune with fantastic production, instrumentation, and vocals/writing!
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ktb said 4900 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
closet air guitar
as I keyboardist I yearn to re incarnated as a screaming guitarist in the
vien of what I hear here. good job on all aspects technical. the overall
result is a cool rock number. one that's already got me grabbing the
tennis racket. that doublung effect or overlay is sooo cool, keep em
coming
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stuck2mojo said 4779 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
great song
Hope you're not tired of the Alice In Chains comments, but it's almost like
hearing new stuff from them. I like everything about it. This song is what
this site is all about! Very creative with excellent use of the software
mixed with solid musicianship. More, please!
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scotsmanlerxt said 4705 days ago (September 1st, 2006)
Stunning
I wish I could get such a great metal sound from my guitar; very nice. One
of the finest tunes all around I've heard just about anywhere, radio
included.
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Name: Darren Chapman
Location: Kitchener Ontario Canada
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