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#549266 - 08/13/19 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Don't Wanna Know About It
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Mark K Offline
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SoundCloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/user-327268453/dont-wanna-know-about-it

BBSoloist_Real 1949 Piano, Acoustic, Soloist PopRootsyJohn Ev16 100
BBSoloist_Real 2203 Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopPromiseBrent Ev16 100 (Used MIDI only for guitar solo)

Arranged and mixed with Studio 1. Vocaloid for vocals except male verse parts.

Lyrics

Verse 1:
Male: Is this love?
Female: I don’t wanna know about it.
Male: Is this love?
Female: I don’t wanna know about it.
Verse 2:
Male: Are you the one?
Female: I don’t wanna hear about it.
Male: Are you the one?
Female: I don’t wanna hear about it.
Chorus 1:
Not ready for commitment
Not ready to settle down
Give it some time to grow - slow
Go slow
Verse 3:
Male: Is this love?
Female: I don’t wanna know about it.
Male: Are you the one?
Female: I don’t wanna hear about it.
Chorus 2 and 3:
Not ready for commitment
Not ready to settle down
Give it some time to go slow
Go slow
Don’t wanna move too fast
Know from what I’ve learned –
In the past
Go slow

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#549289 - 08/13/19 08:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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The drop from the piano only intro into extended intro was a bit odd.
You need to make the male vocal as clear as the vocaloid OR visa versa.
Interesting stuff.
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#549334 - 08/14/19 06:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: rayc]
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Mark K Offline
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Originally Posted By: rayc
The drop from the piano only intro into extended intro was a bit odd.
You need to make the male vocal as clear as the vocaloid OR visa versa.
Interesting stuff.


Hi rayc,

Thanks for listening and the critique. Regarding your comment that male vocal in verse not as clear as female, this was a conscious decision on my part. I wanted to convey that the man was in a dream world, glassy eyed, not thinking clearly, incapacitated with infatuation and that the woman was thinking clearly, and being real with the situation. To do this I put some delay and reverb with a long decay on the male vocal. Also, it’s volume lower to put further back in the mix.

I think the song ended up being a bit too long, so shortening the intro would be a good place to start, though I don’t think it would sound right going immediately into the “Oh Yeah”s.

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#549402 - 08/14/19 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Very interesting Mark...
Nicely done...
I wonder what it would sound like if you had the male/female voices...
Panned more right & left from each other...
Overall I enjoyed the listen...
BTW don't wait so long to post a new one...
The last one I heard was "A Worthless State of Mind" back in January smile
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#549418 - 08/14/19 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Mark,
Unusual and interesting sounding tune. Retro on steroids smile
It is long, but it did not felt like it. Good stuff!
Enjoyed it.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#549437 - 08/14/19 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Don't you just love studio one.
This is very different and original.
Look forward to hearing more. Rob4580

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#549449 - 08/14/19 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Hey Mark, wowzers! Excellent mixdown on all of this and a solid key signature choice too. Love the effects on the vocals. Thanks for sharing!
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#549472 - 08/14/19 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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We don't hear enough Piano-Pop on the forum, I think. This is a very spritely number. The piano RT is clearly the star and flows over the rest of the backing with a lot of power and interest. I really enjoyed listening.
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#549478 - 08/14/19 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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It's really cool to see your reasoning behind using the male vocal and saying that you wanted to give off the feeling of them being in a dream world. I think you definitely conveyed that!
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#549490 - 08/14/19 05:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Mark,
A bright pop sound. I liked the vocaloid- it suits the song. Your explanation of the male/female vocal balance makes sense, though panning the male voice further l/r might make it more effective."oh yeah`s"fit nicely.
Lovely rolling piano track.

Robert

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#549504 - 08/14/19 11:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Mark,

This brings me back to—well, hate to date myself—but 80’s dance clubs; excellent vibe here. It’s not exactly my type of tune, but it’s an impressive effort, weaving together some compelling sounds. Liked it—nice production.

BTW, I have no idea what a Vocaloid is? Anyone have interest in educating a poor, ignorant soul? Thanks much.

Regards,

Deej

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#549537 - 08/15/19 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Wow - what an interesting and captivating tune! Delightfully upbeat, and definitely a change of pace from the usual content found on the showcase. I thought the arrangement and mix was on point too - sounds really professional.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#549538 - 08/15/19 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Deej56]
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Also, Mark - Vocaloid is a singing voice synthesizer software original developed by Yamaha. Basically it makes an artificial electronic human voice, and it often very distinct.
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#549696 - 08/15/19 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Very cool tune. Excellent mix
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#549793 - 08/16/19 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Cool hearing a markedly different genre on the forum.

Great display of digital power with both Biab and Vocaloid. Been a while since we've had a post with Vocaloid.

REALLY well done. Stick around smile

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#549804 - 08/16/19 01:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Mark,

A cool musical piece. Obvious that a fair amount of work went into this...

Enjoyed it.

fj

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#549824 - 08/16/19 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Great work and thanks for being a pioneer. The best way to push the tech is to use what we have, despite its limitations. Enjoyed it.
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#550089 - 08/18/19 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Very cool!! Very enjoyable!! What synth did you use? ....sounds great! Love the whole energy of this piece. Great job!! Take care. Greg

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#550714 - 08/22/19 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Nice dance rhythm, brings some memories from the 20th century. That Vocaloid fits well in this type of song, I remember when it was trend to use the same vocal sample in several songs.

Janne

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#550768 - 08/22/19 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
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Mark,
Great production. Show excellent ear for detail and creative arranging.
Yes, it brings back 80s memories.

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