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#199783 - 03/31/13 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Brooke must be broke, whoever she is
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Gilley Offline
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Here’s a little ditty created in response to a series of calls from a bill collector, who’s convinced I must know somebody named Brooke. Technical details: all instrument tracks were created in BIAB using RealStyle _CBALMNS for the verse, and midi style NR_HILL+ (with midi and RealDrums) for the chorus. So there’s not a lick here musically that BIAB didn’t generate. The audio and midi tracks were exported to Logic Pro, where a Ketron SD2 was used for the midi tracks. Melodyne was used to add a little harmony in the chorus (and probably should have been used for some more pitch correction.) Otherwise, no plug-ins or special effects other than the reverb, compressor, etc. that comes standard with Logic Pro 9.

https://soundcloud.com/mister-gilley/brooke

The music starts about 35 seconds in. Not much of a song, but I tried to get a good mix. Suggestions welcome.

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#199784 - 03/31/13 05:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: Gilley]
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ha, ha -- way to use everyday life for a song idea and inspiration. It sounds pretty good, good change-up in the chorus.

What version of melodyne do you have -- the harmonies sound really good! Super cool song.
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#199785 - 03/31/13 06:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: Kemmrich]
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LOL! "blood sucking slime" Too funny. Very creative. Nice job on those harmonies and mix of instruments.

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#199786 - 03/31/13 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: Sundance]
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excellent concept for a song!
I think it has commercial potential
(meaning the song could probably be sold to an artist who already has his niche but needs new material)

2 thumbs up

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#199787 - 03/31/13 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: Pat Marr]
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Very creative = very enjoyable listen.

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#199788 - 04/01/13 12:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: Danny C.]
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Ha,Ha, awesome use of a phone message from a bill collector. Thanks for sharing!
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#199789 - 04/01/13 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hi Gilley,

very funny. Good use of BiaB.

Guenter

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#199790 - 04/01/13 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: boehm]
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90 dB Offline
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Very cool!


"Suggestions welcome"


I would suggest that you record that onto your outgoing voicemail for the next time they call.

Enjoyed that - thanks.


Regards,


Bob

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#199791 - 04/01/13 10:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: 90 dB]
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+ 1

And I think 90 dB's suggestion was spot on!

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#199792 - 04/01/13 01:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: Janice & Bud]
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That was great....quite a laugh...loved it!!
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#199793 - 04/01/13 02:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: MountainSide]
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+1

What a wonderful subject for a song!!! and with the voice bits

BRILLIANT
and yes 90 db's idea is also excellent

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#199794 - 04/01/13 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: gibson]
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Gilley Offline
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Wow. Thanks for all the feedback.
As to Kemmrich's Melodyne question, I just used Melodyne Editor 2, the AU plug-in, on a track I'd doubled, dragging the notes around until it sounded good. I also tried creating harmonies in Antares Harmony Engine and Harmony EFX, but the result in Melodyne sounded more natural (though it could be I'm just more familiar with Melodyne).

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#199795 - 04/01/13 06:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Brooke must be broke, whoever she is [Re: Gilley]
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Very clever and very well done. The same thing happened to me. After 40 calls, I called them back and SCREAMED at them until they finally hung up. They never called again.

Cool song... got more like that?

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