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#406156 - 04/08/17 01:03 PM [User Showcase] YaYa Sister
gruverider Offline

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1399
YaYa Sister

In 2006 I wrote this song on a synth keyboard as an instrumental groove in 7/8 time using propellorhead’s Reason. Sometime in 2007 I added the Rap vocal story and mixed it down.

For the last couple of years I have wanted to integrate it with BIAB somehow, but it was in an odd time signature. Then a few weeks ago I had a facepalm moment “dope! change it to 4/4 you idiot!” So here it is!

Some of the higher harmony vocal parts I can’t reach anymore (yikes!) so melodyne helped me out. I have had a lot of fun working on this.

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#406162 - 04/08/17 01:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2840
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
What a cool intro. Loved this tune. Excellent backtrack and vocal
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#406176 - 04/08/17 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
Sergio Guarneri Offline

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1477
Loc: Cremona-Italy

Excellent sound and vocal effect.
Very nice song.



#406182 - 04/08/17 03:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
PeterF Offline

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1889
Loc: Sydney Australia

Brilliantly innovative and a wonderful sound and top vocal.
Some great ideas superbly integrated into the song.
Really clever.


#406211 - 04/08/17 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
Robertkc Offline

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1252
A very well thought out production with so many cool elements from different genres...the non rap parts reminded me ( in a good way) of Steve Miller.
Very creative.


#406273 - 04/09/17 04:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
BlueAttitude Offline

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1105
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Man, quite the production! Very cool piece of music, loved it.

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#406286 - 04/09/17 06:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2918
Loc: The Netherlands
Now that is different!

Very cool Lawrence.
Love the backing vocals. The whole song actually reminds me of hey St. Peter from Flash and the Pan.
Keep them songs coming!

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#406374 - 04/09/17 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5552
Loc: Florida
Cool music, Lawrence.

Terrific listen. SO many little things that catch your attention along the way.

Enjoyed it.

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#406388 - 04/09/17 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: floyd jane]
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1589
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Cool music, Lawrence.

Terrific listen. SO many little things that catch your attention along the way.

Enjoyed it.



Good cross-mixture of instruments/styles. It all works very well, with mixing sw/ev rhythms, and I was surprised to see the metal solo fit so well.

Really like this one!

Steve Young
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

#406394 - 04/09/17 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1077
gruverider love it very creative and well done thanks eric

#406463 - 04/09/17 11:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2703
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Lawrence,

Great production! The arrangement is top-notch. There's so many nuances and little inclusions that make this sparkle. Everything about this says "Great Song & Production". We totally loved - even the psychodelic guitar. And loved the trailing wah-wag at the end. Great stuff!

Alan & Di
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#406469 - 04/10/17 12:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
animarorecords Offline

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 882
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Lawrence

Really creative!
The intro is very cool.
As Alan & Di said, the arrangement is top-notch and there's so many nuances and little inclusions that make this sparkle.
Your vocals and guitars are very tasty.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

#406478 - 04/10/17 02:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
rsdean Offline

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2815
Loc: New York

This is just great - so many textures and rhythms. Love the vocal and mix.

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#406490 - 04/10/17 05:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2601
Loc: Florida
Lawrence, That must have taken some time to put together. You had me from the get go. Absolutely loved everything about this! There is a lot to take in and requires many listens to fully appreciate the intricate production. Fantastic arranging and vocals. Bravo!!! Tom

#406541 - 04/10/17 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3730
Loc: Davis, CA
Great track!!! Such an interesting musical piece. It struck me that the music had a real Steely Dan vibe. They are one of my very favorite bands. This is excellent!!! Take care. Greg

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