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#442236 - 12/03/17 01:28 AM [User Showcase] My Sweet Bunny
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
My Sweet Bunny

This time a merrier song than my usual work, made for a special occasion. I'm singing the lead vocal and the extra bassline in the chorus. It was fun to write the lyrics and to sing, and BIAB really gave many nice folky instruments to choose from. I hope it brings you joy and summer feelings smile

Based on your feedback on my previous song, I tried to cut the low frequencies and lift up some higher frequencies (4khz) of my voice in the mix more, do you think it is enough or do I still need to work on it?

RealDrums: GypsyJazz, MotownFunkyTriplets
RealTracks:
Acoustic Bass: #2126
Electric Bass: #2362
Acoustic Piano: #2225
Electric Piano: #2363
Acoustic Guitar: #938
Electric Guitar: #651
Pedal Steel: #2672
Ukulele: #1142, #1143
Fiddle: #1117

Lead vocal, 'bass': Janne
Backing vocals: Vocaloids (Ruby, CyberDiva, CyberSongman)

Mixed in Adobe Audition 2017

Lyrics:

My sweet bunny
sing me a song
snuggle in my armpit
all night long.
My sweet bunny
sing lullabies
remind me what we have done
under the skies
there was a cozy
warmup in May
then fire at the sunset of the
beautiful day.

Thanks to my angel
I feel alive
my sweet bunny, catchy smile
My bambi eye from the woods
my matching part
my sweet bunny, lionheart.

My sweet bunny
put potatoes to boil
in your hair I smell
the coconut oil.
My sweet bunny
pass me a wing
use the napkin, wipe the
grease off my chin
picnic on the isle
green moss in the sun
remember people walking by
they saw our fun.

Thanks to my angel...

My sweet bunny
pour me some wine
give me a long kiss
my valentine.
My sweet bunny
here's a pint of pale beer
your coaster has my name
you're so special and dear.
Lean on me tight
I'll walk you to my house
I'll lend you my old toothbrush
you can sleep in my blouse.

Thanks to my angel...

My sweet bunny
so important to me
my inspiration
my Calliope.
My sweet bunny
my gifted muse
I have perfect time
on a lifetime cruise
with you.


-----
Janne

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#442281 - 12/03/17 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
Jon Thomas Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 165
Sweet, funny song. I enjoyed!!
The mix sounds good, Janne. I would just increase a bit the volume of your vocals, but overall the mix sounds really nice and balanced, to my ears at least. Thumbs up!
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#442296 - 12/03/17 08:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
dani48 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Janne !:))


Very nice song indeed !

Did not find any problem
with the mix !

Cheers
Dani


Edited by dani48 (12/03/17 08:44 AM)

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#442331 - 12/03/17 11:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1922
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Fun song. Thanks for posting. Rob

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#442533 - 12/04/17 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2829
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very enjoyable song. Cute lyrics. Well done
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#442544 - 12/04/17 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 684
Nice work here, jannesan smile It's a really cute song, and really fun as well! I like the groove it's got going - it's really playful, and easy to nod along to.

Great job, and thanks so much for sharing!
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#442549 - 12/04/17 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
furry Offline
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Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 5455
Loc: Scottish Highlands
Good fun song thanks for posting
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#442600 - 12/04/17 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Dear "jannesan"...

"My sweet bunny
pass me a wing
use the napkin, wipe the
grease off my chin
"

Love, even at its best, can be messy emotionally, and sometimes physically, even. So, when I encounter lyrics that speak so honestly of the mundane, not-so-very-romantic aspects of loving relationships, they just ring more true than the most passionate exclamations of "Baby, I love you/need you/want you/can't live without you..." and so on.

Enjoined to the rollicking music, the lyrics for "My Sweet Bunny" are a testimonial to people who aren't afraid to "get their hands dirty" when it comes to expressing what they find truly endearing about their loved ones.

LOREN
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#442624 - 12/04/17 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: Jon Thomas]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Jon Thomas
Sweet, funny song. I enjoyed!!
The mix sounds good, Janne. I would just increase a bit the volume of your vocals, but overall the mix sounds really nice and balanced, to my ears at least. Thumbs up!


Thanks Jon, I appreciate your kind words smile I'm glad to hear the mix is good. The volume of my vocal was bit difficult to decide, because on headphones it sounds bit too loud, but on speakers maybe not loud enough.

Janne

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#442625 - 12/04/17 12:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: dani48]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Janne !:))
Very nice song indeed !
Did not find any problem
with the mix !
Cheers
Dani


Thanks Dani for listening and your positive words about the song and the mix smile

Janne

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#442628 - 12/04/17 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1467
Loc: Cremona-Italy

Very enjoyable song. Out of your usual production but great at the same time.
Very nice for Christmas time too.

Sergio
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#442673 - 12/04/17 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: jannesan]
Al-David Offline
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2701
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Janne,

Sounds good to my ears ... don't think I'd change anything. It's real nice to hear you singing your own songs.

A really sweet tune and you sounded excellent on the vocals. That was a fun listen! Wishing you the very best,

Alan
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#443030 - 12/06/17 10:46 AM [User Showcase] My sweet bunny [Re: jannesan]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3725
Loc: Davis, CA
Cute song Janne!! And, I must say the vocal EQ and processing sounds very good on this. Enjoyed! Take care. Greg

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#443073 - 12/06/17 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: Rob4580]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Fun song. Thanks for posting. Rob


Thanks Rob, I appreciate your comment smile

Janne

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#443074 - 12/06/17 12:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Sweet Bunny [Re: Scott C]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very enjoyable song. Cute lyrics. Well done


Thanks Scott for your kind comment, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the song smile

Janne

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