Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#347865 - 04/29/16 03:57 PM [User Showcase] HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation!
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3156
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3156
Loc: The Netherlands
Our new song:



Sometimes you spent weeks composing, arranging and tweaking your song. And then suddenly you finish up your best one (MO) in only a matter of days.
This 70s soul track came very natural in several ways. The Biab style had a very nice groove to begin with. Then there was the, more or less, accidental key signature I tried, that left me lots of space for a falsetto voice throughout the entire song (giving Anne-Marie enough space to create a harmony vocal).
Both the guitar soloists we tried, played way better together than we anticipated. We accidentally let one of them run at a lower volume throughout the final choruses and that worked surprisingly well as an addition to the vocals there. We were also lucky to not mind the mastering volume in Cubase which caused a tiny bit of distortion in the last part of the song, which in turn created that typical soft overdrive sound you may remember to be typical for the last track on each side of a record (long before there were CDs). It's also typical for soul music in general in those days.

Like many of you we watched Pat Marr's beautiful animated BIAB testimonial several months back. I couldn't resist asking him to create an animation for this song, being pretty sure he would come up with something special. Well he did. He also managed to give the lyrics and theme of the song a very original twist.
Creating such an animation takes a lot of creativity, work and even more time. We are very thankful for his hard work!
The program used here is Muvizu. Since it's such a cool program I decided to give it to Anne-Marie for her birthday (which isn't anytime soon laugh ) At the moment we are only scratching the surface, realizing how much work this must've been for Pat!

Go see for yourself!

Rob

Style is _DISCO54.STY (Discotheque Funky Disco)

RealTracks:
2608:Bass, Electric, ModernDiscoFunkAlex Ev 110
1437:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
2618:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Funk16thsMutedWahWah Ev16 100
1436:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovinMute Ev16 110
2273:Synth, Rhythm DiscoDigiBell Ev 120
1256 Guitar El. Rhythm PopShining Gritty
2305 SynthBackgroundDanceRockTensionPad
RealDrums: SynthDrumsDisco^1-a:Snare, Kick , b:Snare Busy,

_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#347907 - 04/30/16 01:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 1586
Loc: Aichi, Japan
animarorecords Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 1586
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Rob and Anne-Marie and Pat

This is a groovy and happy sound that reminds me Saturday Night Fever.
70’s soul sound has been beautifully reproduced.
And Pat's Animation is so cool and a perfect match for the song.
I really really enjoyed this.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Top
#347911 - 04/30/16 01:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14137
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14137
Loc: Australia
Rob, Anne-Marie and Pat,

I totally agree with everything Shigeki Adachi said. I really enjoyed this and it radiates with a presentation that's à la 70s (including vocals in the style of Barry Gibb! Nice!). Rob, you've excelled yourself. Anne-Marie, your ability to harmonise with precision and confidence is a skill I admire greatly. And Pat... wow!!!.... great video indeed. Your overly-enthusiastic-dog ending took me totally by surprise! I'm still laughing smile

Regards to all,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#347922 - 04/30/16 04:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2619
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2619
Loc: York, England
Hi R & A-M.

Absolutely fabulous and the best thing I've seen/heard on the forum for a long, long time.

What a superb track! It's just inspired and has to be your best ever. Everything about it is perfect, from the disco backing to Rob's amazing falsetto and Anne-Marie's super harmonies. Yes, very much in the Night Fever/Staying Alive vein. Great choice of instruments and solos and a spot-on mix. You must be proud of this.

And Pat! You've excelled this time, my old pal. This is professional level animation. Not only is the technical side good, but the story board, the creativity and the humour propel this to a level we've never seen before on the forum.

Brilliant piece of work from you all. I'm going to put a link to this on our music-prof facebook page.

ROG.

Top
#347936 - 04/30/16 05:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6479
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6479
Loc: Florida
Rob/Anne-Marie/Pat...

Zowie, that's good!

Super vocals (of course). The whole tracks "pops". The synths have the power that they need to make this work the way it should - and that's no easy feat. Stellar mix.

Great animation, Pat. So good that I "lost myself" in it - meaning, I stopped thinking about the animation (process) itself - and simply watched the story. That seldom happens (for me).

Y'all should all be proud of this one (I'm sure you are).

floyd
_________________________
125+ BIAB Songs

Top
#347944 - 04/30/16 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Rob, Anne-Marie and Pat,

it's all been said above. I assist that you all can
be proud of this project.
I really enjoyed.

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

Top
#347946 - 04/30/16 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4721
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4721
Loc: South Carolina
This one certainly has the ***WOW*** factor. Great song, great mix and superb performance. The video is fabulous.

Very professional at every level. Loved it from start to finish.
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak 2019:RB 2019 Build 2. Windows-7, 64 bit, Home Premium Version with an AMD Athlon II X2 215 Dual-Core Processor and 4GB DDR3 Memory.

Top
#347958 - 04/30/16 11:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1274
F.M.M. Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1274
hi guys great peace all of it everything fit together well done thanks for sharing a good work eric

Top
#347993 - 04/30/16 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3156
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3156
Loc: The Netherlands
Oops... yes, I was talking about the soloists, but forgot to post them:
669 GuitarSlideBackground Easy Southern
1260 Guitar El.Soloist PopShining
1274 Guitar El.Soloist PopUplift Bluesy
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#347997 - 04/30/16 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 174
Loc: St-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Caloo Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 174
Loc: St-Pierre-et-Miquelon
It's Saturday night here and I am listening to your song RnAM. What a fever !!! Agree with Shigeki.

Before reading your comment, I didn't remark that you were singing Rob, I thought it was Anne-Marie. You master very well this technique too, "la voix de tête" as we say in french. What you don't master ?

Thank for having added the soloist RTs in your last post. Well put on the tune !

The animated video is awesome too. Another technique that we would like to control as well as this ! (never tried, just with pieces of paper when I was a kid)

Congratulations all
Pascal
_________________________
No hay banda! There is no band! Il n'est pas de orchestra!
No hay banda! And yet we hear a band !

(David Lynch - Mulholland Drive)

Top
#348007 - 04/30/16 08:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7637
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7637
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Just a quick comment from my point of view:

When Rob And Anne-Marie asked me to make an animation for their song I was very happy to be included in a collaboration on such a good song... I love everything about it! They perfectly captured the 70s disco era sound, and all they asked of me was to present the visuals in a way that also matched the era... the green and orange interior decorating that was all the rage in the 70s, and of course, we'd need a mirrored disco ball.

I'd already done 2 music videos that were basically a band playing the song, and I wanted this video to tell a story. One of the lines in the song gave me an idea: "Holding you close this sweet loving could never be wrong..." and I immediately wondered what would happen if this sweet loving WAS wrong?? (yeah we need to make it wrong, wrong, wrong!)

The pilot video (which had to be trimmed down to fit the song) included more scenes that developed the dog's love for his owner. From the time the girl put the cassette in the player and turned it on, the rest of the video is from the point of view of the dog's imagination. (until the end when the girl snaps him out of it)

Depending on how you perceive it, the surprise ending could be either funny or offensive. We collectively decided to take the chance in hope that anybody who has ever owned a male dog would identify with the outcome. If anybody was/is offended by the leg humping... I apologize. But if you took the bait and resolved the surprise with a chuckle... thanks for "getting it!" That makes me happy!

I should probably mention that it was actually Rob and Anne-Marie who created the video in its final form. I provided one overly long rough version plus about 30 minutes worth of footage of different scenes from a variety of camera angles, then they took what they wanted and added some cool transitions. Without a doubt, what they ended up with is far superior to what I sent them!

Many thanks to RnAM for letting me take part in the project! It has been a pleasure working with you on this awesome song!

Top
#348008 - 04/30/16 09:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 19068
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
rharv Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 19068
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
Well done.
Thanks for sharing this ..
Normally when I hear something referencing 'the 70s disco era sound' I cringe, but this was fun.
smile
_________________________
Make your sound your own!

Top
#348013 - 05/01/16 12:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 959
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 959
Loc: Finland
Beautiful song with nice "Bee Gees" disco feel, perfect selection of instruments, very well sung and the animated video is funny. The soloing dog is my favourite part smile I was hoping the chorus part would lead to a really catchy hook ala "Tragedy", but maybe its better this way to avoid plagiarism smile

Janne

Top
#348051 - 05/01/16 09:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Cape Town
PaddyG Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Cape Town
As they say, ‘love it when a good thing comes together’ this is a perfect example, song and video
The Dawg doing a Mark Knopfler was a hoot. The ending ? I think in addition to his many talents, Pat Marr has a wicked sense of humor.

Paddy G


Edited by PaddyG (05/01/16 09:19 AM)

Top
#348099 - 05/01/16 09:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4430
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4430
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: jannesan
Beautiful song with nice "Bee Gees" disco feel, perfect selection of instruments, very well sung and the animated video is funny. The soloing dog is my favourite part smile I was hoping the chorus part would lead to a really catchy hook ala "Tragedy", but maybe its better this way to avoid plagiarism smile

Janne


This took me immediately back to the 70's-a very nice trip!! Sounds awesome! Everything works! Was it just a coincidence that the animator looked like Barry? Pat did an amazing job-he is a man of wonderful talent and intelligence! Great stuff!! Take care. Greg

Top
#348112 - 05/02/16 06:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 1625
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 1625
Loc: Midwest
The song-Ha! How cool and fun was that? It seems to have exactly what it need to be that type of song. Vocals, instruments...all of it! Great job!

Animation-I really don't want to think of how long that had to take?! Unless things have gotten MUCH easier, that would have been an undertaking and then some. Seeing each band member moving, as a light is going across stage...plus all of the angles...you have GOT to love it to be able to pull this off. Also, GREAT job!

Thanks to all involved for sharing this.
_________________________
"That's what"
-She

Top
#348135 - 05/02/16 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7637
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7637
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Quote:
Was it just a coincidence that the animator looked like Barry?


not a coincidence! (good eye!) I downloaded a bunch of BeeGees photos from that period (lots of different hair styles etc) and I tried to come up with a "composite" BeeGees look for the guitar player and the keyboard player. Since the BeeGees didn't have a female bass player, she is loosely modelled to be an edgier version of Anne-Marie.

Thanks for the kind words Greg! And you always notice the things that I hope people will notice... GREATLY appreciated!

Top
#348177 - 05/02/16 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: animarorecords]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3156
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3156
Loc: The Netherlands
Thank you Shigeki.

Saturday Night Fever... we know that one and so does Pat!

Kind regards,
Rob and Anne-Marie
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#348261 - 05/03/16 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 01/05/15
Posts: 187
Even If Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 01/05/15
Posts: 187
awesome!
_________________________
Even If . . .

SOUNDCLOUD
FACEBOOK

Cubase 8 Elements
Zoom R24
PreSonus Eris E5
ARC System 2
ATH-M50x

Avantone CV-12

Top
#348292 - 05/03/16 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: HOLDING YOU - with Pat Marr animation! [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 6451
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 6451
Loc: GA USA
Hmmmm....this project certainly raised the user forum bar up several notches!

As Jerry Lee Lewis was reputed to have done...y'all might as well set the piano on
fire and exited the stage. This production is gonna be hard to top.

Absolutely superb write, arrangement, mix and that flawless falsetto
with the amazing harmonies...wow!

Like that wasn't enough you showcase the song in Pat's video for which the animation,
the outfits, the stage and the lighting brilliantly nailed the period.

The collab of collabs!

J&B
_________________________
Never grow up...it's a trap.
Our 2018 album release
J&B YouTube Sampler
J&B Website

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

There are Notation Enhancements in the NEW Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! These include:
•A new button in the Print Options dialog which lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the chord sheet.
•A new track type (Drums) is now available for The Melody and Soloist tracks.
•Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. (Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on The line.)
•Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location. Previously, it played the song from the beginning of the current bar.
•Holding down the [Ctrl] key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
•In The Notation Windows Options dialog, The clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
•Pressing The space bar plays the song from the current time location, not the current bar.
•The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
•The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
•There's a keystroke entry notation mode - the 'N' mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
•You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When The dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current Notation track.
•You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.

We talk about these new features within our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content! video:
25:45 - New Features: Easy Entering of Notation with the 'N' Key
36:48 - Change Beat Resolution From the Right-Click Menu
37:15 - Easier Entry of Notes on Lines
37:42 - Asterisk to Indicate Middle C on & Spin Controls
37:53 - Force Accidental from the Right-Click Menu
38:01 - Edit Any Track in the Event List
38:09 - Keystroke Note Entry Mode 'N' for Faster Note Entry
38:28 - Print Chords Only Fake Sheet
38:32 - More Control of Notation Size

Rather read about it?
-Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual
-New Feature Summary - Notation Enhancements

The New Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows SongPicker!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019, the SongPicker has been redesigned!
-The completely redesigned window shows information for up to 50,000 songs.
-The song list build is much faster. Approximately 150 songs get added per second.
-A progress bar will appear if the song list build takes longer than 3 seconds.
-You can see the chord progression for the selected song in the list. You can copy and paste it to a text file.
-Many filters are available. You can filter the list by subfolders, genre, feel, time signature, style, songs with melody, soloist, lyrics, key signature, tempo range, and the year of file dates.
-You can search songs that have similar chord progressions and/or melody fragments.
-Hotkey! ss+enter opens the SongPicker, ss2+enter opens the Recently Played Songs, etc.

Learn more about the updates with our New Features Video - we've made it easy to find the section you'll need:
2:55 - New Feature: Redesigned SongPicker
21:58 - New Features: SongPicker Enhancements
41:10 - Now Over 10,600 Titles in SongPicker

You can also read all about the new SongPicker within our Online Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual.

RealBand 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest RealBand 2019 for Windows program manuals!

RealBand 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
RealBand 2019 for Windows New Features Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download

RealBand 2019 is included in every purchase of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows program manuals!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade Manual: Online Manual | PDF Download

Don't forget.... We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Speed Thrills!

We're excited to say that all Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows UltraPAK and UltraPAK+ orders now ship on a USB 3.0 hard drive!

What does this mean? Faster hard drive transfer rates will enhance the program operations (faster time to generate tracks, reduced audio artifacts) and offer faster transfer speeds (typically up to 3x faster)!

It's a great time to order your UltraPAK or UltraPAK+ Upgrade... they're ON SALE until December 31st!

Video: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® New Features!

Our "Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content!" video is now ready! Get to know all about the newest features in Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Click here to watch...

We have listed a table of contents for this video, you'll see it within the YouTube video description, or by visiting this forum post.

RealBand 2019 - A New Look!

Have you opened up your RealBand 2019 yet? You may notice that we've given it a fresh new look! In fact, there are now 3 different looks to RealBand.

See for yourself! Within the program, visit Options | Icon Set and choose from: Classic, Modern 1, or Modern 2.

Forum Stats
28462 Members
58 Forums
55323 Topics
460960 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Hennryparth, fontenay, Jonbouy, AGT, bobl6289

28462 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Matt Finley 391
Pipeline 341
Noel96 272
jford 266
VideoTrack 247
PeterGannon 215
Al-David 171
fiddler2007 146
Jim Fogle 126
dcuny 120
Today's Birthdays
Kara Music Production, Алик