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#266459 - 10/24/14 04:14 AM [User Showcase] Baby I Love You
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I made some rather harsh comments the other day about a Rob and Anne-Marie's song Come out and See.

Floyd commented This one really sticks in your head... I can still hear it going "ooh, baby.." - always something special when you can do that...

That got me thinking, and I hope this song serves an apology! grin

The vocal was written to be sung with a British accent, but I couldn't really pull it off:

Baby I Love You
I was motoring down the road
When some lady caught my eye
And I found my legs becoming oh, so weak

So I pulled my Bentley over
And I stepped out by her side
But I struggled to find the right words I should speak

Now, saying "Baby, I love you"
Might be what the ladies want to hear
But it's vulgar, trite and lazy
And feels completely insincere

And yet...
While I strove to be refined
And avoid those tired cliches
Some other chap stepped in front of me
And cut right to the chase

Of course, he said
"Ooh, baby I love you"
"Oooh, baby, let's run away"
She didn't give me a second glance
As the two went on their way

(Broke my heart, it did)

They say it takes a big man
To admit that he is wrong
Well, it's a big, big man
Who is singing you this song

Not every chap is Shakespeare
Modern gals don't call for Keats
The language of love is music (play on!)
Auto-tuned with heavy beats

Now I say: "Baby I love you"
"Oooh, baby, let's run away"
"Oooh, baby, honey baby"
"Baby, baby, babe"



Sorry, no BIAB instruments on this! blush

Apologies to Johnny Cash, for obvious reasons.

Yes, it's got piano pedal squeaks, and lots of other defects. I used a single microphone in the middle of the living room, with kids wandering around and plenty of interruptions. It was an interesting challenge building a usable song out of that!

As always, comments are welcome! laugh
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#266463 - 10/24/14 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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Extraordinarily jolly old boy!
Well done on a catchy little ditty, I enjoyed that.

Ok, a couple of tips for the accent:
- 'Caught my eye', try 'Cawt' not 'cot'.
- 'Gals', try 'gels'.
- 'Chance', try 'Chahnce'.

S'easy!
wink
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#266470 - 10/24/14 09:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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I laughed all the way through this. Several plays (after a few, SC hung up on me, though). A funny write - and gets funnier as it goes..

A touch of Tom Lerher (mixed with a little Alyn, it seems).

Clever. Well played.

(...still laughing...)

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#266477 - 10/24/14 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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David,

I say what a spiffing track, like what I heard when at my private boarding school, years back. One could say what fun.

Good to hear the liveness of the song and your voice sounded strange cos I imagined it to be synthetic and computer generated... Sorry lol.
Yeah tom lehrer, I can see/hear that too....
Thanks for the mention Floyd!!

That song was great, glad I stopped by!!

More please

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#266484 - 10/24/14 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
S'easy!

For some reason, all my accents tend to degenerate into Count Dracula.

Hilarious, but for the all the wrong reasons.

Thanks!
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#266487 - 10/24/14 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
I laughed all the way through this.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I sort of envisioned Hugh Laurie in Jeeves and Wooster singing the part, but had to settle for me doing a poor man's version of Mark Russell. wink
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#266489 - 10/24/14 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: gibson]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Good to hear the liveness of the song and your voice sounded strange cos I imagined it to be synthetic and computer generated... Sorry lol.

Hi, Alyn.

Yeah, this is pretty much what I sound like - one of the few tracks you can catch me on that's not auto-tuned, too! I ran the de-esser, but that didn't even even make a dent! wink
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#266530 - 10/24/14 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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Really enjoyed this and pretty nice recording and sharper than I anticipated after reading your set up for the recording. Good job.


Charlie


Edited by c_fogle (10/25/14 11:10 AM)
Edit Reason: insert missing words
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#266533 - 10/24/14 11:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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No BIAB !!!!??? Gasp! Well, more power to ya from someone who uses mostly RealDrums as my excuse to be in this Forum.

Cool and funny tune, and I especially liked John's tips on improving our English accents.

The best tutorial I know of is the BBC cop show Luther starring Idris Elba.

Yew wawtch 'em shiows 'an yew'll be tawkin' loik 'iss wifowt ev'n 'nawin' id!

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#266582 - 10/25/14 10:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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Hi David,

very funny and enjoyable.
You say you ran the de-esser. Maybe a little too much because in places it sounds as if you have a speech defect.
Enjoyed listening though.

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#266602 - 10/25/14 02:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
You say you ran the de-esser. Maybe a little too much because in places it sounds as if you have a speech defect.

Hi, Guenter.

You've got good ears! smile

I've got a speech defect called a "lateral s". Unfortunately, it's based around a physical condition that no one who knows me is likely to believe: my mouth is too small.

Well, for my tongue to properly form an "s", anyway. grin

If the vocal were multi-tracked, I'd have been able to correct the "s" with volume envelopes. That obviously wouldn't work here, but you've got me wondering if an EQ notch filter would have any effect. That's basically what a de-esser is anyway - I was just in a hurry and after twiddling the knobs simply gave up.

Thanks for your attention to detail!


Edited by dcuny (10/25/14 03:12 PM)
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#266684 - 10/26/14 10:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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Very funny lyrics honey baby, baby, babe. Enjoyed hearing your real voice too.

Josie

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#266704 - 10/27/14 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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David, We need to hear more of your real voice! You have a really pleasing tone. Very funny write. I liked it a lot. Tom

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#266726 - 10/27/14 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Very funny lyrics honey baby, baby, babe. Enjoyed hearing your real voice too.

Thanks, Josie. smile
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#266727 - 10/27/14 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
David, We need to hear more of your real voice!

Thanks, Tom. Glad you liked it!

My real problem is laziness... I'll spend hours tweaking a mix, but the idea of re-recording vocals... The horror! wink
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#266733 - 10/27/14 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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A fun and clever write! I guess I wasn't aware of the background story but enjoyed it none the less. Fun tune! Take care. Greg

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#266912 - 10/30/14 12:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: dcuny]
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Hi David,

Lots of fun here! And like other folks, enjoyed hearing your human voice. You nicely captured the dry wit of the British humor. Nicely done!

And since it's what you call an apology song (I'm familiar with the issue), we think most will excuse posting with no BIAB tracks. We have quite a few songs originally done on another music creation software. We just add strings or a pad so we can post them here in good faith. But, as we said, with a good reason it's easy to make an occasional exception.

Again, nicely done. Best to ya!

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#266916 - 10/30/14 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
And since it's what you call an apology song (I'm familiar with the issue), we think most will excuse posting with no BIAB tracks.

Thanks for the positive feedback!

But there's no need for anyone to excuse the lack of BiaB tracks in the post.

While this forum is for "users" of BiaB, but doesn't require their use in posted songs. Rather, it says (emphasis added):

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If Band-in-a-Box or RealBand have been used, please provide information as to which styles or RealTracks were used.


That having been said, there's rarely a reason I wouldn't be using BiaB. laugh

Thanks again!
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#266917 - 10/30/14 12:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Baby I Love You [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
I guess I wasn't aware of the background story but enjoyed it none the less.

Hi, Greg.

I'm glad the song was able to stand on its own without the background story - that's always a good sign!

Thanks!
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