You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#549266 - 08/13/19 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Don't Wanna Know About It
Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 42
Mark K Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 42
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

Top
#549289 - 08/13/19 08:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 1202
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 1202
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
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.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com

Top
#549334 - 08/14/19 06:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: rayc]
Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 42
Mark K Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 42
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.

Top
#549402 - 08/14/19 12:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 06/16/00
Posts: 1408
Loc: Texas
Jim Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/16/00
Posts: 1408
Loc: Texas
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
_________________________
Jim
†=☮&♥

Top
#549418 - 08/14/19 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 1096
Rustyspoon# Online   content
Expert

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 1096
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.

Top
#549437 - 08/14/19 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Don't you just love studio one.
This is very different and original.
Look forward to hearing more. Rob4580

Top
#549449 - 08/14/19 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Joe -PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
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!
_________________________
Cheers,
Joe

Top
#549472 - 08/14/19 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 674
Tangmo Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 674
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.
_________________________
BIAB 2019 Audiophile. Windows 10. Former user of old version. Prefer creating while learning over learning before creating. Passable, intermediate level acoustic rhythm guitar player. Songwriter, lyricist, composer loving all styles.

Top
#549478 - 08/14/19 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 1909
Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 1909
Loc: Victoria, BC
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!
_________________________
Cheers,
Ember

Top
#549490 - 08/14/19 05:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2107
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2107
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

Top
#549504 - 08/14/19 11:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 301
Deej56 Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 301
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

Top
#549537 - 08/15/19 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 2476
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 2476
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
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#549538 - 08/15/19 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Deej56]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 2476
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 2476
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.
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#549696 - 08/15/19 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 4311
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 4311
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool tune. Excellent mix
_________________________
Scott Collingwood
https://soundcloud.com/scottt709

Top
#549793 - 08/16/19 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7568
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7568
Loc: GA USA
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

J&B
_________________________


Check out our BiaB SoundCloud songs!
J&B YouTube Sampler
J&B Website
Our album "All Over The Map" is on Apple Music, Spotify and others.

Top
#549804 - 08/16/19 01:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7227
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7227
Loc: Florida
Mark,

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

Enjoyed it.

fj

Top
#549824 - 08/16/19 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 279
Loc: Maryland
TuneMonger Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 279
Loc: Maryland
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.
_________________________
Windows 10, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450, 6 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, M-Audio Keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 9, BIAB 2018 UltraPlus Pak

Top
#550089 - 08/18/19 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4989
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4989
Loc: Davis, CA
Very cool!! Very enjoyable!! What synth did you use? ....sounds great! Love the whole energy of this piece. Great job!! Take care. Greg

Top
#550714 - 08/22/19 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1400
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1400
Loc: Finland
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

Top
#550768 - 08/22/19 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Wanna Know About It [Re: Mark K]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 486
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Online   content
Journeyman

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 486
Loc: Virginia USA
Mark,
Great production. Show excellent ear for detail and creative arranging.
Yes, it brings back 80s memories.

Top


PG Music News
Just Released: Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box for Windows!

164 amazing new RealStyles await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some great new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.

Get all 164 new RealStyles in the All Xtra Styles PAK 7 for only $29 until September 15, 2019! (Reg. $49)

Specific genre packages are also available for $15 each!

For more information and to listen to demos, click here!

Band-in-a-Box® Features List!

Every version release of Band-in-a-Box® adds loads of new features and enhancements to the program, which we're sure can sometimes get "lost" in your knowledge of the program's capabilities.

Looking to learn about new features with a specific release? It's actually really easy to locate this information!

Learn tips on the new version (2019) by visiting Help | Tip of the Day and placing a check mark next to "Only Show Tips for Version 2019" (you'll also need to select "Show Tips at Startup", if it's not already).

Access the new features list for older versions in the Help Index of the program - from the left-menu, choose Contents | Features and a list of New Features will show - all the way back to Version 7!

#FeatureFriday

#TBT Band-in-a-Box® Goes to NAMM

As we get ready to head to Summer NAMM this year, we're remembering our time their last year - we had so many visitors stop by our booth!

Click here to take a peak!

Special thanks to Mike and all the RealTracks Artists and PG Endorsers who stopped by. Stay tuned for our Booth Visitors and other happenings from Summer NAMM on July 18-20, 2019! If you find yourself at the event, come say "Hi!" to us at booth 234.

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows StylePicker Feature - Finding RealTracks & MIDI SuperTracks

Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, quickly find styles that use RealTracks (or MIDI SuperTracks!) in a certain range by pressing the [Other] filter button in the StylePicker window and select "Styles that contain RealTracks or MIDI SuperTracks in a number range".

#WisdomWednesday

Band-in-a-Box® Tip of the Day!

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® will show you some helpful "Tips" when you start the program? What a great way for new program users to learn all the features of the program! Want to know Tips on just the latest version? This feature can be adjusted to just show the Tips for that too.

Maybe you're a long-time user of the program, and have this feature turned off? To access Tip of the Day (450+ available!), head to Help | Tip of the Day. Your Tip will appear right away - and you'll have the option of reading the Next Tip if you wanted too! Within this window is where you would also choose to "Show Tips at Startup" (if this is unchecked, you won't see them), or "Only Show Tips for Version 2019".

Here's a few Tips the program informed me of the last time I opened Band-in-a-Box®:

In the Piano Roll window, the 'Ghost Note' function allows you to view a single-channel, and see notes on all other channels display in light grey. This is useful when working with multi-channel tracks.

Want a bigger guitar display? Drag the bottom end of the Guitar Window to change its size, or press the SETTINGS button to set a custom size.

The Printout can use left and right MARGINS. This is useful to make printouts for small paper size or 3 hole paper that requires margins.

Edit | Nudge Chords/Melody. Let's say that you have entered a complete song chord progression, and you then realize that all of the chords starting at bar 23 are 1 beat to late. You can use this feature to slide your chords over by 1 beat.

#TipTuesday

Video - Using the Band-in-a-Box® Vocal Wizard

Check out this incredibly thorough video created by Dennis Wilkins, which explains how he uses the Band-in-a-Box® Vocal Wizard! Click here to watch..

YouTube Find - Ballad for a Travelling Lady

We did a search for Band-in-a-Box on YouTube, and look at what we found!

Video - "Ballad for a Travelling Lady" by Stefan Leipziger

What a great use of Band-in-a-Box! Check out Stefan's YouTube Channel for even more of songs he's created with the help of Band-in-a-Box.

Forum Stats
29914 Members
61 Forums
59407 Topics
500975 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
KwRickB, miked214, livobase, bobkat, dennisroof00

29913 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 216
zedd 153
Janice & Bud 151
Jim 133
Deryk - PG Music 116
Ember - PG Music 108
MarioD 99
JayO 92
Matt Finley 89
Rob4580 88
Today's Birthdays
wilko