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

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1435
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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RealTracks in song: 1404:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Soul70sWarmA-B Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 2621:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Swing16WahWah Sw16 085
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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: 3369
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: 1566
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: 2297
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: 1598
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: 1536
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: 3031
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: 6049
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: 1636
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
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#406394 - 04/09/17 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1180
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: 3095
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!

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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: 1322
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: 3279
Loc: Woodstock, NY

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: 2766
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: 4088
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

#406589 - 04/10/17 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5981
This deserves several listens to just discover all the sonic goodies!

A well done write, arrangement and vocal...and a showcase of the use and potential of BiaB.


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#406596 - 04/10/17 01:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: Janice & Bud]
cubanpete Offline

Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1213
Loc: Florida, USA
Oh wow! almost missed this one. Heck of a production. Loved it.

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#406642 - 04/10/17 05:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
44kfl Offline

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1447
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Beautiful sound!
love the changes
interesting settings for the vocals
works well
all of this works very well


#406705 - 04/11/17 04:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5735
The title kinda put me off, but curiosity got me and ...well here I is.

Pretty cool jive song. More of a funk groove and that's pretty cool.

Yep, pretty interesting stuff. Good job.
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#406781 - 04/11/17 12:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: YaYa Sister [Re: gruverider]
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Smoking man. Love it.
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