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#135585 - 11/26/11 03:32 PM [User Showcase] 2 Fun Firsties
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carkins Offline
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Here are 2 fun "firsties" I wrote and used BIAB and RB to create something I could give to a trained vocalist and musicians as a blueprint.
Both are at my website:

http://www.carlkocich.com/Music.html

Still learning these great programs and am having a blast getting as far as I have.
Will continue to polish these tunes as I hopefully improve my vocal, recording and mixing skills.
Thanks to PG and all the forum members I'm learning from

Here's the song info:

"Hello Baby Hello"
BIAB Style: Dr John Shuffle Blues
Drums: MIDI From BIAB
Bass: MIDI From BIAB
Harmonica: RT Hee Haw SW 165 (I think)?
Piano: BIAB MIDI Acoustic Grand

"Lovin Lollygaggle With You"
BIAB Style: Country Merle Travis
Drums : Real Drums Country Shuffle
Harmonica: RT Hee Haw SW 165
Bass: Midi Acoustic Bass 33
Fingerpick Guitar: RT 364
Rhythm Guitar: RT 065 (I think)?
Chorus: Clone Ensemble

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#135586 - 11/26/11 10:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: carkins]
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Whoa, they all opened at the same time when I clicked there, lol.

Very nice job with the music. It takes talent to write a song, of which I do not occupy.

I enjoyed listening to them and got a kick outta Prophet For Profit, lol. The good ol days. :|

Great job with using Biab/RB to compose these with. The Real Tracks are such a joy to record, sing along and listen too.

Trax

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#135587 - 11/27/11 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: Muzic Trax]
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carkins Offline
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Thanks Trax.
Glad to bring a smile or two.
BIAB and RB sure beats ping ponging from two cassettes eh?
Have a good'n,
Carkins

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#135588 - 11/30/11 08:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: carkins]
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Thanks Carkins,

Prophet for profit! What a great jingle. Loved the lyrics! The song is still stuck in my mind. I loved the transition from the fast part to the slow part. Those triplets and changes were great.
Hello baby Hello could also be made into a great county tune too! Nice retard on the end. Did you do the tempo changes in realband or in another host program?
Lovin Lollygaggle with you
I enjoyed those harmonica fills. Nice use of real tracks.

Good luck with your songs!

RodM

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#135589 - 12/07/11 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: RodM]
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carkins Offline
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Thanks RodM
All the tempo changes were done either in Realband or in Band In A Box sometimes with a little cut and paste.
Glad you enjoyed them.
And thanks to PG Music for such great programs!
Carkins

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#135590 - 12/11/11 05:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: carkins]
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Carkins,
Loved these songs and I thought the lyrics were catchy and fun!
Top job!!!

Baz.
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#135591 - 12/13/11 06:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: BFL]
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Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Just to elaborate on solving a problem I had while working on "Lovin Lollygaggle With You" (from an earlier Realband post on tempo change problems) while composing that song:

In the song with a 4/4 Swing chorus, 3/4 Waltz bridge, 4/4 Swing chorus the RT Harmonicas left a blank space at the 3/4 Waltz Bridge and resume again at the second 4/4 Swing chorus.

To workaround this I created just the 3/4 Waltz bridge in BIAB and generated a RT Harmonica part I was happy with on the Melody Track with a maximum volume setting (127) and Froze it.

Then I entered DAW mode in BIAB.

Then I opened my full song in RealBand, selected an empty tack below the blank RB Waltz Bridge and Drag/Dropped the BIAB Melody Harmonica track to that spot on the new blank RB track.

Now the song plays through with the harmonica responding to the tempo changes.

Not sure if this tempo change glitch was solved with 2012, haven't had time to try it yet but may help someone who runs into a similar situation.

Life is always plan B, so try to find a comfortable chair and enjoy the ride.
Happy Holidays!
Carkins

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#135592 - 12/14/11 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: carkins]
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The “Profit for Profit” hit the nail right on the head. Loved it!

“Hello Baby Hello” and “Lovin’ Lollygaggle with You” were also very good. All three have great backing tracks, vocals and mixes. Super job!
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#135593 - 12/16/11 10:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: MarioD]
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Quote:

The “Profit for Profit” hit the nail right on the head. Loved it!

“Hello Baby Hello” and “Lovin’ Lollygaggle with You” were also very good. All three have great backing tracks, vocals and mixes. Super job!


exactly!

The prophet song might be a bit too long if I am allowed to kniypick...


cheers,

superbron
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#135594 - 12/16/11 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2 Fun Firsties [Re: Superbron]
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carkins Offline
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Thanks guys.
I agree that Profit For Profit could loose a couple of chorus's but you should have seen it's original length with and extra couple I deleted!

With some songs it can be an ordeal to write enough verses and others just let the mental flood gates flow and force the song writer into the painful chore of which child to throw out and which to keep.

Some of Dylan's tunes show this.

One day I will try to .
edit Prophet but it would require a complete redo from scratch as this version was produced way back when I gave the studio musicians a lyric and chord sheet (I can't reed or write notes) and a ping ponged cassette tape to go by.

The quality of that song is what I'm striving for with my BIAB/RB efforts and will continue to work on them to get as close as I can.

In the mean time I appreciate any input that may help me reach that goal and have fun along the way
Thanks again,
Carkins

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