You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#260955 - 08/31/14 07:57 AM [User Showcase] Summer Of My Love
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2340
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2340
Loc: Finland
Summer is almost over, but hopefully it is not too late for a girl pop song called Summer of my love
Originally I made this song in 2010, but this version sounds much better, thanks to the latest realtracks. Those synth pad realtracks fit perfectly to the mood.

RealDrums: PraiseWorshipPowerPush

RealTracks:
Bass Electric 1255
Piano Acoustic 1005
Guitar Electric 1257
Guitar Electric 1853
Guitar Acoustic Pick 407
Tenor Sax Soloist 716
Synth Pads: 1267, 2269

Vocals by Vocaloids Avanna (lead) & Sonika (background)

Mixed with Adobe Audition CC (some reverb, chorus, delay, compressor, EQ etc.)

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#260957 - 08/31/14 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6456
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6456
Loc: South Carolina
I enjoyed your song. It's a fun, bouncy, pop song that is just right for the end of summer. Thanks for posting.


Charlie
_________________________
BIAB Ultra Pak+ 2021:RB 2021, Latest builds: Dell Optiplex 7040 Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz CPU and 16 GB Ram Memory.

Top
#260985 - 08/31/14 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
A fun song!! Really nice distinction between verse and chorus. I like the dreamy quality of the chorus. I would bring up the voice a bit and see if you could eq it to make the lyrics easier to understand since they are clever and fun. Cool stuff!! Take care. Greg

Top
#260995 - 08/31/14 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
Hello Janne,

This a really funny song.
The Vocaloid is a very cool program. We advice to maybe use a compressor on the vocal track, in order to make the words (especially the semi vowels) more audible.
Nice work!

Regards,
R & AM
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#261004 - 08/31/14 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Janne !


I am always awed when
people get machines to
sing like humans !
I do not know how you do
it but it sounds just great
as is the tune also !:))


Cheers
Dani

Top
#261012 - 08/31/14 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7971
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7971
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Hi Danne,

This is the first song of yours I've heard. It doesn't fit into any of the stereotypes, so its hard to comment because most of my comments usually center around how a song was developed within the confines of a genre.

Having said that, I'm not an advocate of genre bondage. I like to hear people break the mold and try things that aren't copies of what others are doing. As I write this the first song song has stopped and the player flowed into another of your songs. I am very impressed by the innovation I hear in your compositions. It takes a certain mindset to consistently go to new places and make it work. And compositionally, I think you are doing exactly that.

Mix wise, however, I'd agree with others who advised trying techniques like compression to make the vocals sound clearer. The other instruments frequencies are getting into one anothers' turf, making the overall sound somewhat muddy.

Fortunately, it is far easier to polish mixing techniques than it is to learn how to write interesting and innovative songs. You have the harder thing nailed. I like your songs enough that I would pay money for a CD of them if they were mixed to my liking.

Top
#261075 - 09/01/14 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: Charlie Fogle]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Janne,

Originally Posted By: c_fogle
I enjoyed your song. It's a fun, bouncy, pop song that is just right for the end of summer. Thanks for posting.


I especially like the chorus. It's more natural.

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#261079 - 09/01/14 01:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10725
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10725
Loc: GA USA
Cool indeed and I wish summer was nearly over here in the SE US -- 100 degrees today. But with this song I can dream about it. Nice. I do agree regarding a touch of compression and an increase in gain on the vocal and maybe some mild reverb on the rest of the instrumentation to help them sit in with one another. Nice!!
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#261176 - 09/02/14 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2340
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2340
Loc: Finland
Thanks a lot for all the comments. I'm glad to read kind words about my compositions smile Nice to get also good feedback on mixing so that I can learn to mix better and won't keep repeating the same mistakes. I don't have good room for mixing so I mix mainly with headphones and that's not good... It is true that vocals could be clearer - unfortunately computer vocalists I use are not perfect and bringing up the level would rather bring up the imperfections they have than clearer details. But I'll take your advice and try to use more compression next time. Or I'll hire a real vocalist smile
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#261231 - 09/02/14 08:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 15998
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 15998
Loc: Hamlin NY
Jannesan I really like the backing tracks, great groove!

My problem, and this is just me, I do not like computer generated singers. They are hard to understand and like you said when you bring them more up front it shows all of their defects. However ever I must say that this is probably the best I have heard to date so don't stop trying. Again this is just my opinion and other may or may not agree.
_________________________
To err is human. To blame it on someone else shows management potential.

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#261240 - 09/02/14 10:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 93
Loc: Illinois
plish Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 93
Loc: Illinois
I really dug this! I like the vocaloid track! I agree, a wee bit of compression on vocals might make some of the words more recognizable.

Other than that, congrats on the Honorable Mention and on this tune - well done!!

Top
#261243 - 09/02/14 10:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 276
PatrickH Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 276
That was very cool. I hadn't heard of vocaloid
. So for me it's both cool and fascinating. +1 to congratulations on your honorable mention.

Top
#261275 - 09/03/14 08:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Of My Love [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7785
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7785
You did a fairly good job with the vocaloids. With the use of vocal processing (autotune in particular) on much of today's pop song vocalists, this fits right in. So, depending on the genre, the vocaloids can work OK.

I was thinking as I was listening that the song could have had more of a dance beat to it but, hey, it works pretty good as is.

Congrats on the honorable mention.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!

Read the article: Boxing Clever: Band-In-A-Box Software

A few of my favorite statements:

"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."

(I think our name was a great start!)

"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."

"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."

#TipTuesday Convert RealDrums to MIDI!

Did you know that you can convert RealDrums to MIDI?

VintageGibson shared this tip to our Tips & Tricks forum, which is a great place to look for program tips from other Band-in-a-Box users!

Read this handy trick.

Have a program tip or trick of your own? Share it on our Tips & Tricks forum today!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Italian for Mac is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!

Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Export / Print a List of Selected Styles (Band-in-a-Box®)

Did you know that you can export a list of your Styles from Band-in-a-Box®?

Head to this forum post in our "Tips & Tricks" forum, where VideoTrack shares another handy tip for Band-in-a-Box® users!

Band-in-a-Box® Chord List Resource

Ever wonder which chords are supported in Band-in-a-Box®? Access the information from the Help file in the program, or read through the list with our Online Manual!

Chord List - Mac Online Manual
Chord List - Windows Online Manual

Review the other Reference topcs while you're there - with explanations of the different menus and the Keystroke Commands (Hot Keys), you'll definitely learn something new!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 French for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 contient quelques 80 fonctionnalités inédites!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021® cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir : 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAKs 10 et 11, et bien plus encore!

Achat | Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

VIDEO: Band-in-a-Box® Works Great in Windows®11!

Here's an introductory look at Band-in-a-Box® running on the preview version of Windows® 11!

Watch the video.

Forum Stats
34866 Members
66 Forums
70809 Topics
612943 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
learn2turn, KennGordon, Fajar1995, sinnfein2, Drew_An

34866 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 174
VideoTrack 166
Simon - PG Music 142
Jim Fogle 135
Mark Hayes 128
Matt Finley 127
Torrey Bliss 122
rayc 121
David Snyder 116
Pipeline 106
Today's Birthdays
acorvazzmusic17, mgbchuck, WienSam