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#712914 04/11/22 02:15 PM
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Hi, this is another experiment using a recently discover Doo Wop vocal RT. I thought of using it on a Bossa tune even though they are of a different style of music. here's the result:
Smooth Bossa

Style is _WOO.STY (Woo Doo-Wop 8-Part Vocals)

RealTracks in song: ~713:Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 085 (B:energetic)
RealTracks in song: 1904:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Bolero Ev 090
RealTracks in song: ~1103:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaGrooveComp Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~409:Fiddle, Background George Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1988:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BossaSlow Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 4105:Vocal, Background Doo-WopPop8thsTenorHiDbl Ev 085 (1TrackVocalSection)
RealTracks in style: 4106:Vocal, Background Doo-WopPop8thsTenorMedDbl Ev 085 (1TrackVocalSection)
RealTracks in style: 4107:Vocal, Background Doo-WopPop8thsBaritoneDbl Ev 085 (1TrackVocalSection)
RealTracks in style: 4108:Vocal, Background Doo-WopPop8thsBassDbl Ev 085 (1TrackVocalSection)
Vibes Midi

Comments welcome as usual.

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The Doo-wop vocals at the intro are creative.

The Vibes are a perfect way to present a melody for a Bossa and this has worked well.

There is a big contrast between the vibes and the guitar soloist though.


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Thanks Video for the time to listen. You're right about the contrast between the vibes and the guitar. I wasn't to sure about the guitar. I might still change it.

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Doo-wop and bossa, two favorites for sure. A very unusual blend, but you made them work so well together, Mike. Very creative from inception to completion. It reminds me of a group of a cappella singers visiting a jazz club and getting carried away. You have a wonderful knack for making these tunes.


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cubanpete,

Very creative use of the Doo-wop—it works surprisingly well. Really cool mash-up. Enjoyed the listen!

All my best,

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Yep - smooth and unusual. Like soft voices coming from another room and intertwining with the Bossa.

Cool! smile


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Reading the previous comments, I'm surprised no one else has made mention of the distortion I'm hearing... sounds like either the bass, or kick is clipping.

That said, I loved the production, and what you did with the voices... Very cool piece...

I also really liked "Playful Heat"... I must've missed that one earlier.


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" It reminds me of a group of a cappella singers visiting a jazz club and getting carried away. You have a wonderful knack for making these tunes."

Marty nailed our thoughts.

We love genre mashups with they work and this one is excellent!

J&B

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I like it!

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Hello Cuban Pete,

I just introduced you to Laurent from Carlos Amigos...
He and you have to make a new tribute to Santana was my suggestion.
I don't see any problems for you in that challenge, given the quality of your songs!

Here you made again a very nice saloon bar or Jazz club song.
The use of the new bgv was very creative.
I admit, at the intro I had my doubts on them, but that was it.
Nice song and as I must have said before, with a high mixing/mastering quality!

Nice day,
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Mike,I don't know how you managed it but those doo wops in a Bossa sound great

I like everything except that guitar lead. These old ears thinks that it is way to busy for this song. Maybe a marimba or mariachi trumpets or my favorite a nylon string guitar? Whatever you choose, if in fact you do change that guitar, make sure the melody is not very busy. YMMV


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Originally Posted By: bloc-head
Reading the previous comments, I'm surprised no one else has made mention of the distortion I'm hearing... sounds like either the bass, or kick is clipping.

That said, I loved the production, and what you did with the voices... Very cool piece...

I also really liked "Playful Heat"... I must've missed that one earlier.


You're right, bloc-head. It sounds like every track was cranked to the max. I normally have my headphones set to 70%
For this track even 40% was too loud. Same deal with Playful Heat, Cuban Pete. May I suggest a bit of compression or some adjustment to the levels? That said, I liked the vibe and mix. smile


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Hi, thank you all for comments/suggestions; all taken under advice. Yeah I had my doubts also on how this would sound but I was pleased and surprised at the end.
Again thanks to all of you.

Cheers

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