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#448125 - 12/30/17 06:09 PM [User Showcase] "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute
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THE 'DOMINO' EFFECT

Just a fun, little tribute to the grandfather of rock, the late Fats Domino. A collaborative one, for a rare treat, since I managed to catch our Mr. Wordsmith dcuny to chip in with the lyrics. Which are as follows:

What's that sound from Louisiana, New Orleans?
"Fats" is making a name.
Pounding chords out in the piano halls, 'round the town.
Sweetest sound when he sang.

A whole lotta loving
on Blueberry Hill.
My Blue Heaven,
it must be love.
Ain't that a ahame?
- Play it again.

What's that sound that's coming down from Dixieland?
"Fats" is playing again.
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What's that sound from Louisiana, New Orleans?
"Fats" is playing again.

A Whole Lotta...


The intention with the simplistic style & arrangement was obviously to evoke that distinctive "Fats" feel to the song, but I'll let others be the judge of how successfully that turned out. I will say, though, that the chord progression sounds deceptively more simplistic than they actually are, if you pay attention wink

Apropos which, here's the fundamentals, as I've come to call it:

Style is BOBBYBB.STY

Style MIDI Instruments* are : Acoustic Bass (33), Acoustic Piano (1), Jazz Guitar (27), Tenor Sax (67),
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2098:Piano, Rhythm MemphisSwing Sw 190
Realtracks in Song:, Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzFreddie Sw 110
Soloist is: Sax, Baritone, Soloist BluesShuffleGary Sw 130

*All outputted via VST plugins


Now, why so many midi instruments, you may wonder? Well, as stated above, the fundamental idea was to go for an extremely specific 'feel' with the arrangement, for which the choices of midi over Realtracks soon became the obvious way to go in order to gain maximum control of over not only the sound but, as it turned out, also the exact notes played.
Example: I wanted the bass to do that steady "Crystal" pattern with absolutely no deviations, and to be acoustic to boot (the closest RT ones are all electric). On top of this, I needed the guitar to play that exact same bass line in unison, again absolutely without deviations. Then I doubled that bass line yet again over to the piano (left hand only), and well - This far in BBox, only midi will get you these kind of extremely specific results.
I even went with midi drums of that midi style I used as starting point, because the currently existing Realdrums in these 12-8 styles quite frankly all sounded too pristine (I used EZ Drummer 'Vintage' set to get me that 'old' sound without needing a masters degree in mixing, heh). Same story with the piano, come to think of it, hence midi & 'upright' VST. Yes, there can be such a thing as too good! crazy

So, as simplistic as (I hope) the final song sounds, it actually was far from simple to do. That's life for ya, innit, things not always as straight forward as you expect wink

p.s. This was obviously intended to be on here a great deal closer to the time of Fats' passing, but that pesky trickster we call Real Life has been throwing me a curveball or two lately, so it isn't until now that I could get this up. Hope you still enjoy it for what it is cool
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#448126 - 12/30/17 06:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Icelander]
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p.s.p.s. And no, that's *not* me singing! grin
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#448177 - 12/31/17 05:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Icelander]
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Very pretty song. Cool effects on the vocal.. Well done
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#448185 - 12/31/17 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Icelander]
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Much obliged, Mr. Scott, much obliged cool
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#448223 - 12/31/17 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Icelander]
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nice song. Very guessed style that give us Fats Domino's style.
Happy new 2018

Sergio
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#448836 - 01/03/18 10:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri
Very guessed style that give us Fats Domino's style.
Adjusting for the obscure use of english, I'll take this as a compliment, thank you.

The funny thing about that style choice is, there actually exists a designated "Fats Domino" style in BBox collection (Fats_Dom.sty), but that one didn't fit my vision one bit.

Weird, huh? crazy
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#448904 - 01/03/18 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Icelander]
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I suspect that was an interesting exercise. A very textured production that yielded an organic and simple (in the good sense) feel.

Nice!

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#448912 - 01/03/18 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Icelander]
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Very Fat's collaboration.
All very well done.
Love the sax break and the unusual vocal processing.
Cheers.
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#448915 - 01/03/18 04:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Icelander]
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Fats would be very happy to hear this one!

Great job
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#449015 - 01/04/18 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
I suspect that was an interesting exercise. A very textured production that yielded an organic and simple (in the good sense) feel.
A nice way to put it, thanks. It is indeed a different kind of thing when you're trying to deliberately reference a style of someone other than yours, while still avoid a blatant steal. But I think it's a very valuable thing to practice on, because it can be very educative and a lot of fun - when it goes well wink
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#449016 - 01/04/18 07:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Fats would be very happy to hear this one!
Oh, that's just a dream compliment right there, mister M. blush
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#449299 - 01/05/18 11:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Fats would be very happy to hear this one!

Great job


AMEN!! Nice to hear a tribute for the big guy! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg

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#449384 - 01/05/18 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Icelander]
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The backing was very nice and indeed had "sound".
Nice work.

Peter

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#449482 - 01/06/18 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The 'Domino' effect" - A collaborative tribute [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Nice to hear a tribute for the big guy! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg
Glad to hear that, Mr. Greg. And while the main reason I made this little piece was for the sake of fun, I also believe every artist of today owes something to those who came before, whether in music or otherwise. So this was also my way of acknowledging that.
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