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#284173 - 02/14/15 01:58 AM [User Showcase] The Theory Of Everything
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 432
Loc: Finland
A new song The Theory Of Everything finished right on the Valentine's day, although I started writing it already in 2013. Also video available at YouTube. Inspired by the quantum theory, not the movie, although I changed the title to match with it. I do not take any responsibility on the theoretical accuracy blush

The song is written by me, all those great inspiring instruments by BIAB (+Floyd's loop). The vocalist was hired from Supreme Tracks and I think his voice fits nicely into the song. Mixed in Adobe Audition, Melodyne used for some vocal modifications and vocal harmony.

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Organ #2492
Sax #1058, #1062, #1776
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I had heard the phrase
opposites attract
took a test with you
at the Large Heart Collider
we have proved it's much more than a fact.

We levitate
we gravitate
between love and hate
this is our theory of everything
you are my superstring.

Deconstructed lives
weaker atoms were split
settled in the void
there were no more needs to argue
our turn to feel the impact hit.

We levitate...

Fused beyond the time
in a random event
bodies resonate
but they won't annihilate
we have reached the quantum entanglement.

We levitate...

Our union, boson & fermion
supersymmetric spinning sparticles
we are married now in every dimension.

We levitate...


#284177 - 02/14/15 03:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
Will Rockwell Offline

Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 254
Charming song, a great Valentines card

#284204 - 02/14/15 07:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2860
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Janne,

interesting lyrics. Very nice chord progression. And what an arrangement! Entertaining from the start.
You chose a good singer. I wonder how much it cost.
There's an effect on the vocals that distracts me a little.
Nevertheless a very good listen which I've repeated several times.
Funny video.

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#284230 - 02/14/15 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 3857
Loc: South Carolina
Nice song with interesting lyrics. This is a nice melody and arrangement. The vocalist did a good job for you but I'm in agreement with Guenter regarding the effect on the vocals but understand that is a personal production choice and other than noticing it during my listen, it did not detract from the quality of your song. Nice job, enjoyed listening and looking forward to hearing more from you soon.

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#284234 - 02/14/15 10:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Nice mix, well performed, I like the effect on the vocal, thanks for sharing!
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#284262 - 02/14/15 04:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2796
Loc: The Netherlands
Hi Janne,

We think this song is quite well done, one nit though:
we are kind of wondering why you hired a vocalist for this, because we probably would have liked to hear your own vocals?
And yes, we are also wondering was it pricey?

Rob and Anne-Marie
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

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#284302 - 02/15/15 01:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 432
Loc: Finland
Thanks for all the comments, I'm glad to hear you liked my song.

Gunter & Charlie: I haven't much mixed real vocals, so maybe have overused some of the effects (compressor, eq, chorus, reverb), although I'm content with the result.
Rob & Anne-Marie: even a vocaloid can sing better than me, so I rather leave it to a professional than disturb my neighbors. That's why I use BIAB instruments and not play myself. Hiring a vocalist for just one song is expensive, you get yearly BIAB update with that money, but people buy boats and cars just for hobby, I hope my music is equally good "investment" smile


#284325 - 02/15/15 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: boehm]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2440
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janne,

interesting lyrics. Very nice chord progression. And what an arrangement! Entertaining from the start.
You chose a good singer. I wonder how much it cost.
There's an effect on the vocals that distracts me a little.
Nevertheless a very good listen which I've repeated several times.
Funny video.


+1, I agree with Guenter. Great arrangement. I thought the vocal was over processed. Just a little delay and reverb would have been my preference. Since you hired the vocalist, you might as well let his natural voice shine through. Anyway you look at it. It stands up very well. Good Job! Tom

#284349 - 02/15/15 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 4745
We enjoyed it and agree with both Tom and
Guenter regarding the vocal processing. Just
let it shine through the mix. Really a cool
write and production...And not every day
you hear a love song reference a particle

Never grow's a trap.
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#284400 - 02/15/15 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1723
Fun song.

As others have noted, the processing detracts from the vocal because you hear the effects rather than the vocals.

I agree with Tommy on the theory that if I've hired a vocalist, I'm going to want to hear what I paid for! wink

Thank for posting - nice and upbeat track.
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

#284447 - 02/15/15 10:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: PgFantastic]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 3950
Originally Posted By: PgFantastic
Nice mix, well performed, I like the effect on the vocal, thanks for sharing!

I agree with Robert. For this style, I thought it fit fine. Cute video too.

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#284461 - 02/16/15 01:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
VideoTrack Online   content

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 6793
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
It's great to hear something from outside the square. This choice of funk feel isn't used often enough in compositions, and you must be very please with your results here. Sax works nice, as does the lead break. Great effort really!

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#284510 - 02/16/15 08:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 432
Loc: Finland
Thanks Tom, Janice&Bud, David for positive comments and over processed feedback wink Because I can't hear a problem with the vocal effects, they sound the way I like it, I have made a test render: Theory Of Effect, there are 6 takes of the first verse, now please tell me which ones you like, and which take removes the problem.

Thanks Josie & VideoTrack for liking the way it is smile I wish too there were more funk/soul songs here. I like this type of blue-eyed soul with a funky flavor, and yes I'm pleased with the result, BIAB has made it possible to realize my vision with a song I love to hear over and over again smile


#284540 - 02/16/15 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2402
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Song has a very neat feel to it. Well done
Scott Collingwood

#284578 - 02/16/15 03:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5178
Loc: Florida

A very interesting write! Some very clever lines.

"we are married now in every dimension" - great finish.

Your choices of instrument is inspired (not just saying that because you used one of my clap loops - but that worked well, too!). The horns were VERY well used. Nice drums sound! The guitars are cool! The track ROCKED!

The use of chorus on vocal is unusual (but not unheard of). You could drop it and use a delay instead (which is more conventional), but I think the "problem" (IF there is one, that is) is that the vocal is just a little too "out front" for this type of song. If it were "tucked into the mix" just a bit more, the chorus on the vocal would "work".

The production and mix are very nice (where the vocal sits is a "producer's choice". If I were doing this, I would take a few dB off the vocal - but you need to please yourself first).

A very enjoyable song! It is stuck in my head...

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