Okay... here's my second attempt at creating something in BiaB.
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This really is some fun and, truly, inspirational software!
I've been noticing that the shuffle beat has been infiltrating practically all genres of music, from rap to hip-hop, to R&B and even country. So, I thought I'd try my hand at using this most addictive beat and wrap it around a bit of my own cultural heritage and background. I took the beat and fused (welded, perhaps) it withe a type of music that's popular in my part of the country called Swamp Pop.
Here are the BiaB settings I used...
****** Song Summary *************
Title: Gonzales Double Bump
Key=Bb , Tempo 65, Length (m:s)=3:52
Soloist track has 402 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with bar changes for Tempo ,Volume Changes,
Style is SWAMPROK.STY (Swamp Rock -Unplugged)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic String Bass (33),
RealTracks in song: ~1039:Organ, B3, Rhythm JazzBallad Sw 060
RealTracks in song: 566:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Monday Sw 065 ('A' only)
RealTracks in song: 2114:Horn Section, Background, R&B Ev16 110 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 1347:Sax, Tenor, Soloist Rock Boogie Ev 160
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)
RealDrums will be substituted :HipHop: a: HipHopb: HipHop
Once the tracks were created, I exported them to Reaper where I recorded the vocal track adding a big of reverb, EQ, and echo. Finally, I took it into Audacity and trimmed out the click-track intro and used the Limiter tool to make the volume of the soft parts and the loud parts more uniform.
Here, also, are the lyrics, in case you'd like to follow along while you listen...
Down 61 passed Bayou Manchac
You need to come on down, go on and get your bags packed
The gumbo's hot, the Dixie beer’s on ice
And them Bayou ladies they all lookin’ so nice
But as sure as I'm sitting on this cypress stump
You just ain't livin' until you’ve done
The Double Bump
The Gonzales Double Bump is what the locals call it
And if you wanna learn to do it, it won't break your wallet
Yeah, without even spending you one, thin dime
I can guar-an-tee you'll pass a really good time.
So if you feel like you livin' in a cane-field rut
Pick yourself up and dust off your butt
And do the Double Bump
The clock on the wall says it’s time for the show
So if you’re ready, set, c’mon on let’s go!
Grab your best girl and your pirogue pole
Repeat after me, “Let the good times roll”.
So if you're ready bring your lady out on the dance floor
Pull her nice and close, you’ll be feeling it for sure
Sway it to the left once nice and slow
But when you sway to the right, sway it one time more
One bump to the left, two bumps to the right
Before you even know it you’ll be bumping all night
Doing the Double Bump
I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think. Constructive criticism is, truly, the only way to grow, as a writer.