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#519757 - 01/22/19 08:54 PM [User Showcase] ♪ What Do You Say
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A little while back, floyd jane made a post about EZ Keys being offered at a better-than-bargain-basement price. I jumped on the wagon and purchased a copy. This song arose from playing around with my then new toy. I thought I'd try my hand at using BIAB to re-create a 1940s styled jazz quintet (drums, piano, guitar, singer, soloist).




Some creation notes…

  • Two bass Realtracks (RT) were used to create sections of 2 x bass notes per bar (half-half RT) and 4 x bass notes per bar (qtr-qtr RT). I chose the bass tracks that involved the same artist, and presumably the same acoustic bass, so that the sound was consistent.
  • Renaissance Bass from Waves was used to add a little extra clarity to the bass.
  • The piano uses the MIDI notation from the below piano Realtrack. This MIDI was channeled through EZ Keys upright piano. To avoid low frequency clashes between piano and bass, I muted all MIDI piano notes outside one octave lower than middle C.
  • Volume shaping was used on the trumpet to create musical phrases.
  • The vocals were processed through Nectar 2.
  • The final mix was processed through Ozone 8.

Feel free to be critical of any aspect of the song, its arrangement and mix.

Hope you enjoy,
Noel

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The BIAB Band

2126: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Half,Half Sw 110
2127: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Qtr,Qtr Sw 110
2649: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzClassicJohn Sw 110
1099: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzSwingFreeComp Sw 110
1974: Trumpet, BackgroundSoloist DixielandMedium Sw 110

JazzBrushes: a: Brushes Swirling b: Brushes Busier

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The Lyrics

A full moon rising big and bright
It’s begging for you and me to share its light
And to step outside and make some fun
So what do you say
Come on

Let’s meander down the avenue
I bet we’ll find us a surprise or two
There’s plenty to do and the night is young
So what do you say
Come on

Out there, neon signs are dancing
It’s a carnival of colour and wow!
It’s entrancing

A night of nights waits for you and me
And I really would love to share your company
Just grab a smile and let’s get gone
So what do you say
Come on

[Instrumental]

Out there, neon signs are dancing
It’s a carnival of colour and wow!
It’s entrancing

A night of nights waits for you and me
And I really would love to share your company
Just grab a smile and let’s get gone
So what do you say
Come on

Come on just grab a smile and let’s get gone
So what do you say
What do you say
Take a break
Time out
It’ll be worth it
Hey, come on

©2019 Noel Adams, words and music, all rights reserved.
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#519759 - 01/22/19 09:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Good song and a nice clear mix. I loved the solo from the trumpet.

Very well done!
Will

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#519779 - 01/23/19 03:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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You sure do produce some delightful songs...
I like it!
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#519806 - 01/23/19 07:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Really nice work, Noel! Love the upbeat nature of the tune, and your lyrics fit the mood perfectly. A nice throwback to the crooner style for sure. A nice catchy melody, and the groove is smooth and easy to tap along to.

A solid tune all together - thanks for sharing smile
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#519822 - 01/23/19 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,

This sounds like something that came out of Tin Pan Alley!

The dancing/entrancing and you-and-me/company rhymes are especially nice. They hit the ear delightfully. As does the cadence of the "What do you say..." AND "Come On".

Nice instrumentation and an excellent mix. The solo is well done. Your vocal is a real standout in this. So well recorded, so clear and so "right" in the way it sits perfectly in the mix.

That piano does have a really nice sound...

Very well done!

fj

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#519826 - 01/23/19 08:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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So nice!

you're so good at this kind of uplifting song

infectious, makes you wanna sing along or get up and move about

great use of that EZ keys piano

I feel better just by listening to this gem,

Kenny

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#519830 - 01/23/19 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Yes, the old crooner style. Takes you back to yester years dinner and dancing. Nice smooth vocal delivery. Easy listening. Good song.

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#519861 - 01/23/19 09:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Listened to a few songs this afternoon Noel and this as as good as any. Typical Sinatra style of song. Would also be fabulous with a big band backing as well

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#519867 - 01/23/19 10:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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This would fit perfectly in an old movie back in the day, like a dick van dyke movie.

And it would be the song in every ones mind as they left after the movie had finished, even humming as they walk home.


They only put quality songs in there movies back then, and this quite rightly would have been used.

well put together with a great vocal, and I loved the mix of real tracks and the ez key midi piano sound.

P.s. I bought ez keys on an offer as well, not had time to use it yet, although I now know it is an excellent buy.

Thanks
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#519876 - 01/23/19 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♪ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Hey there Noel96, thank you for sharing this! Excellent mixdown on all of this and the chord progression is very nice. Excellent guitar riffs too. The vocals and piano really help piece it all together. Great work!
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#519907 - 01/23/19 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♪ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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I really like this!!! I picture Fred Astaire dancing to and singing this. Your vocal is wonderful.

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#519919 - 01/23/19 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♪ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,

I enjoyed everything about this! Others have beaten me to the " should be in the movies"
endorsement- its wonderfully in sync with the style and feeling of those singing and dancing shows.
Super vocal and production.

Robert

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#519938 - 01/23/19 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♪ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Love the lunary imagery right out of the gate. Did you happen to catch the eclipse the other night?

Awesome song, thanks for sharing.
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#519953 - 01/23/19 04:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♪ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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That was fantastic Noel! I loved the sweet vibe in this and your vocal was perfect! Thanks, Torrey
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#519957 - 01/23/19 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♪ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Lovely arrangement Noel - clever work with the lower end of piano vs bass - many, many people forget about that aspect of arranging.
The song is really good and you've demoed it well with your voice - You really are on the notes.
Well done in all areas.
Cracker tune.
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#520004 - 01/23/19 10:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♪ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Noel

Wonderful work - straight out of the movies as noted above. Trumpet is enchanting and the lyrics uplifting, and beautifully presented.
Top quality all the way.

Peter

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#520010 - 01/23/19 11:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♪ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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Absolutely perfect in every way.

What a sensational backing, placed together with an equally matched vocal accompaniment.

The balance and entire mix is absolutely perfect.

Another masterfully delivered number, Noel!

Trev
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#520042 - 01/24/19 03:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Will Josef]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Good song and a nice clear mix. I loved the solo from the trumpet.

Very well done!
Will


Hi Will,

Thanks for jumping in and having a listen.

Like you, I love the trumpet. The minute I heard it, I knew that I could make it work. One of the things that I learnt long ago was never to prejudge a RT by its name. Even though the track was 'Dixieland' and 'Background', it played well in my quasi 1940s jazz ensemble!

Thanks again!
Noel
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#520068 - 01/24/19 05:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Noel96]
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I got the Tin Pan Alley vibe as well. This is an excellent tune. Super vocal and lyric. Loved the backtrack. Well done Noel.

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#520136 - 01/24/19 01:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: ♫ What Do You Say [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
You sure do produce some delightful songs...
I like it!


Thanks, Jim. Appreciate the visit!

All the best,
Noel
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