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#312904 - 10/04/15 05:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Rob, This is so very easy to listen to and like. The melody is outstanding. Your best vocal to date. Nicely written and well produced. However I thought it was a bit odd to pan the bass hard left, but I got over it pretty quick. I think the holiday did you some good. Great work. Tom

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#312921 - 10/04/15 06:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Rob:
Outstanding, love the shades of Roy Orbison. Interested to hear how you team ChordPulse and BIAB together. I just bought ChordPulse yesterday and I like the simplicity and quickness of it (and small footprint).

I saved the YouTube video into my favs so I can hear it many times again.

DE
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#312977 - 10/04/15 01:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Rob,

Great song as usual, you have an EXCELLENT voice.

I do like the ""written" effect on the words in the video and can see that they would have taken hours to get right.

As Josie (Sundance) wrote "You've set a new bar for yourself with this one."

Alyn


Hi Alyn,

Thank you for the compliments on my voice. What can I say, I do my best grin
Definitely a challenge to try to maintain this level as far as possible.


Originally Posted By: PeterF
Great song - loved the video writing on the page - very nice effect.
Excellent vocals.


Thank you Peter!

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Rob,

This is top class music. You're performance is brilliant and your production is outstanding. As others have said, you've raised the bar really, really high with this one. Great video, too. Like Sundance, this is my new favourite of yours.

Regards,
Noel


Hi Noel,

Thanks very much for the positive comments on the song.
Like I replied to Alyn, let's hope I can maintain this level blush a challenge, but definitely worth while.
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#312978 - 10/04/15 01:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Love the song! and the chorus is superb!

And the video is excellent, creative and technical

outstanding!

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#312993 - 10/04/15 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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I hate to just +1 what's already been said, but: your best so far, and that's a high standard.
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#312995 - 10/04/15 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Very enjoyable. Love the head voice!
Very interesting video. Great job. Cheers.
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#313043 - 10/04/15 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Everybody already said everything I was thinking.....


But I'll say it anyway.

This is a great song, well written and performed. Nice chops on production both audible and visually.

The chorus's high notes reminded me of one of the best singers ever,,,, the one and only Roy Orbison. One of your better songs and my favorite in quite some time.
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#313066 - 10/05/15 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri
Hello,

I like your song a lot as usual.
great sound and excellent voice.

Beautiful the part when you sing "and I feel..."

Hello.
Sergio


Thank you Sergio, your support is always appreciated!



Originally Posted By: Skyline
What a superb pop/rock song; I love the changes. Stunning vocals guys!

John


Thank you John! Also for your nice comment on YouTube.



Originally Posted By: rsdean
Rob,

Great song. Every once in a while I hear some Roy Orbison in your voice - very nice. Loved it.

Bob


Thank you Bob. always a pleasure to be compared to Roy Orbison (one of the best singers ever) ;-)



Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Rob, as usual, fantastic melody, lyrics, and absolutely superb vocal delivery. Perfect build, and nice balance of instruments.
Very, very good songwriting and presentation. This is capable of air-play.
Trevor


Thank you Trevor! I always try to create music that would I would like to hear on the radio myself. The 70s and 80s are my main references. The 45s sound so to speak :-)



Originally Posted By: DEddy
Rob: thanks for the song. I've just purchased ChordPulse.

DE


Thank you DEddy! Yes, Chordpulse is a great addition to BIAB and worth well the money (it's not expensive).
Combining Real Tracks with it works seamlessly. There is another program, similar to ChordPulse which you may be interested in: ChordPad you may want to check this out.
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#313321 - 10/06/15 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Thank you J&B!

The 'lyric' video part actually was done very conventionally. I did a screen recording while typing the text (on an imported picture of a piece of lined paper) in a standard photo editor.
I recorded everything in steps but the hardest part was syncing the lyric with my voice.
This way, if you're good with a pen tablet (which I'm not), you could do a really nice animation video using solely a good screen recording program (like Gilisoft for instance) ;-)

Rob
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#313322 - 10/06/15 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
WOW!!

We didn't think there was room enough left for you guys to raise the bar
again. This is fabulous in all aspects and we love EVERYTHING. Superb
vocals and mix and write. No need to go into details because everything
works together so well.

And the video is off the charts. How the heck did you do the "lyric writing?"
Specific software or very carefully using conventional vid software?

Amazing presentation!!

J&B


I could not say this any better than J&B did. I don't usually watch videos - but this caught my attention immediately and I could not stop watching - a great mix of lyric video and film...

Terrific write, vocals, production. Your best (among so many good ones).

floyd


Thank you Floyd!
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#313323 - 10/06/15 02:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Thank you Charlie!

Yes, the 1530 solo guitar is definitely the best (non Brent) electric guitar soloist. However, I had to regenerate several parts to get a proper build up.

Rob
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#313325 - 10/06/15 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Rob,

I totally agree with everything said above.
A very enjoyable watch and listen.

Guenter


Thank you Guenter!
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#313359 - 10/06/15 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Hey, you two just be careful now or I'll end up actually liking mondays - and we can't have that! grin
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#313563 - 10/08/15 04:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: David Snyder]
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Hello David,

thanks for your very nice comment!
I sent you a PM about ChordPulse.

Rob
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#313572 - 10/08/15 05:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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I purchased ChordPulse last week and I love it. It takes me 2 min to put together chords and find a style. No need to test out hundreds of styles (w/BIAB), it would take me 1/2 hr (or more). My main use is for practicing.

The price is very "reasonable". Takes 5 min to get the basics, about 30 min to learn all the features. Can't go wrong with this app.

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#313605 - 10/08/15 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: DEddy]
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Hello DEddy,

Good to hear you like the program. If you're looking for a good Soundfont you could use the free Musyng Kite SF2

CP only sounds as good as the Soundfont used.

Remember though that Band in a Box is crucial for creating the final sound. Adding BIAB's RT's (and User Tracks!!) to basic ideas created with ChordPulse will result in a more natural sounding arrangement. Especially the use of Real Drums will enhance things quite quickly.

If you're looking to create backing tracks for your guitar playing as fast as possible you can use BIAB's Melodist function. We use the Ultra Plus Pack and it contains all available Melodists! you can generate an full-fledged song in 2 seconds.

Have fun with it all!

Rob


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#313655 - 10/08/15 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
Hey, you two just be careful now or I'll end up actually liking mondays - and we can't have that! grin


ha ha, well I'm not too keen on Mondays either (that's why I chose this as the title....)

thank you!
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#313666 - 10/08/15 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Rob -- if you've got the time.
Dumb question: if I export ChordPulse as a midi, then import it into BIAB.

Do you then change all the midi with RT? and RealDrums?

Thanks for your input.

DE
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#313705 - 10/09/15 02:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: DEddy]
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Well that depends, what usually works is replacing the midi drums with real drums. Real drums usually always sound better.
Next, you can add several other RT's like a rhythm guitar for instance, or an acoustic fingerpicking guitar. You can either replace the midi tracks with these RT's or simply add them, leaving the CP midi tracks intact. Finally import everything into your DAW and start mixing everything, cutting and pasting etc. In our case this process is usually the most time-consuming part smirk
Experimenting with UserTracks is also a very good idea Seeker has created a huge collection of them, you can download them in the UserTracks (and other add-ons) section of this site.

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#313721 - 10/09/15 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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As a late responder, I'm just going to agree with everything that's been said! I really enjoyed the text entry part of the video.. I thought it was a very innovative touch! You always have great videos, and I think that ramps your productions up to the next level consistently.

When I listen to your vocals I marvel that English is not your first language... if I didn't know you are from the Netherlands, I'd guess you lived in LA! You have that hard-to-acquire "non accent" that is sought after by nationally broadcast television people who need not to have a regional accent.

As usual, your key strengths are a well defined melody, your highly elastic and controlled voice, and your intuition about how to string all of the parts together in a pleasing way. Like Floyd, it's obvious that you aren't just experimenting to see what works. You wouldn't consistently hit the mark unless you had a good grip on what works so you could repeat the formula without repeating the composition.

Lastly, I like your songs because they tend to be ballads, artfully executed and emotionally evocative.

Keep 'em coming!

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