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#661250 - 06/21/21 08:43 AM [User Showcase] FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE
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Notes:

It had to be done.

On this tune, I went a little overboard and tried to max out the possibilities of BIAB. In addition to BIAB RT and Midi (to get the big 80s drums sounds) I used the vocal synth in BIAB to create the backing vox, to channel my inner Shigeki. Then I layered the main vox with 80s effects from Nectar 2. I am happy with what happened.

Also, most of the synths are from the “Band-in-a-Box sounds” that come with the Sforzando VST that comes with BIAB. I think these are underrated. The sounds are great and I use them all the time in song-writing, and here, as a mainstay of the production.



Following the Science


By David Snyder

https://soundcloud.com/david-snyder-gigs3/following-the-science


V1

Now I'm following the Science
And I'm working for the government
And my daddy loads my crack pipe
And I wonder where my brain went
I've been cheating since the first grade
And I've never earned an honest cent
But I'm following the Science
And my head is thick as cement

CH

Science! It's in my blood!
Science! Gonna poke me good!
Science! I'm an experiment!
Kicking it and taking names
Playing lots of party games
Science!!
Following the Science!!!

V2

And my secret name is Batman
And I work for Dr. Fuchu
And I’m working for the Hunter
The Big Guy and the New Crew
We’ll be stabbing you with chemicals
So you can feel your deepest fears
And you’ll be following the science
And you will not shed a tear
Not a tear

CH

Science! It's in my blood!
Science! Gonna poke me good!
Science! I'm an experiment!
Kicking it and taking names
Playing lots of party games
Science!
I’m following the Science!

Bridge:

And you may ask yourself
How did I get here?!
And you may ask yourself
What the hell went wrong!?
And you may ask yourself
What’s going to happen next!
And you may ask yourself
How long will this go on!

CH

All music and lyrics, copyright 2021
David Snyder, ASCAP/Day of Faith Records

David Snyder, guitar, synths, vocals, additional instrumentation
production, engineering


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RealTracks in style: 2407:Synth, Rhythm JazzFunkPlucky Ev 110
Loop in Song: HipHop\Old School - ush105c drums ev8.wav
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 1806:Synth Pad, PopModernGrooveMellow Ev16 075
RealDrums [in style:FunkyGroove60s^1-a: Snare & Tom , b: 8ths Hat, Snare

(Plus a lot of other stuff to numerous to list, really...)

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#661368 - 06/21/21 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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Thomas Dolby and David Byrne DNA Splicing brings us:
Blinded Me With Once in a Lifetime Science.

An interesting melange that invokes Oingo Boingo as much as Thomas & David.
The vocal synth at the beginning works really well.
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#661386 - 06/21/21 09:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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It sound vaguely familiar, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

Aw, heck. Ray spoiled it already. wink



Or as my son says: Very legally distinct.



Well done, Mr. Snider! laugh
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#661397 - 06/22/21 02:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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Nice to see you pushing the sides of the envelope, David!

Love the Talking Heads quote wink

Really well done on all levels, enjoyed the ride!

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#661401 - 06/22/21 02:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

So creative! A bit of Byrne, Bowie & Snyder...

A great dance track. Well done!

Loved it!

Bob

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#661406 - 06/22/21 04:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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YEOW!! Outstanding work, David. Your inner Shigeki is really cool right from the start. You're right, those drums kick a hard path through the song, and those Biab synth sounds are good. I've used them in writing too, and recently used a few in some songs. Everything sounds great, and the lyrics and your vocal delivery are superb.
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#661432 - 06/22/21 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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Beware the knock on your door in the middle of the night...... just saying.


Brilliant.


One of your better vocals..... loved it.
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#661488 - 06/22/21 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: rayc]
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Thanks Ray!

Oingo Boingo.

smile

Now that brings back the memories!!

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#661506 - 06/22/21 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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David

Amazing work. Heck of a production, very creative.

Clever and engaging.

Peter

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#661507 - 06/22/21 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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David, outstanding vocal and lyrics. The mix was spot on. Loved every part of this song.

On the down side I'll bet you'll be band from twitter and facebook.


Edited by MarioD (06/22/21 04:25 PM)
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#661525 - 06/22/21 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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Loved this. Totally different from your other songs. Very well done David..

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#661601 - 06/23/21 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: dcuny]
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Ha ha ha David!

I have no idea what you are talking about.

Just trying to channel my inner David Cuny as well.

smile

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#661634 - 06/23/21 03:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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This is one cool production. Quite the sound menagerie of sound.

I want my MTV!

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#661658 - 06/23/21 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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Ridiculously FUN!!! You are a one of a kind David!!! Take care. Greg

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#661740 - 06/24/21 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: MarioD]
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Mario,

The even better news is I am not on Facebook and have never been on Twitter.

I was on Facebook for one day and didn't get it or see why anyone would waste two seconds there.

That is just me. Too addicted to BIAB I guess.

smile

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#661764 - 06/24/21 10:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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Wow. Highly creative and a great vocal performance, David. Love the nod to 'once in a lifetime'.
Regards,
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#661928 - 06/26/21 09:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Always trying to push that envelope for sure man!

Thanks Dave!

smile

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#661972 - 06/26/21 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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you know a have just listened to T rex Metal guru , and convinced thats the way to do a song like this David.

I like that about you, your do anything attitude no "here is how to write a best seller song " .

Just do it !!
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#661975 - 06/26/21 04:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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Long live the Talking Heads! Great track, David!

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#661990 - 06/26/21 05:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE [Re: David Snyder]
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I think I've just had a flashback to a song I've never heard before. What have you done to me David?

And now the phrase "twice in a lifetime" is bouncing around in my head!

Well done. I really enjoyed it!
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