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#721439 06/18/22 11:13 AM
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BIAB gives you so much musical styles to choose from! Makes it easy not to repeat yourself. Trying out new stuff has always been an ingredient in the RnAM songs.
But also in my solo projects, like this one. I had it on the shelf for a while, awaiting inspiration for a vocal:

Passing Royale

I would be lying if I said I wasn't inspired by songs like Hey St. Peter (Flash and the Pan) and Susan's House (Eels) ;-)
Wanna do some disco dancing? If you were into that 70s/80s funk/disco sound you will like this one. Give it a go, and let me know what you think (and check out that bass!)

Rob

Style is _BELBOTM.STY (Bell Bottoms Synth Disco)
MelodyCustom Synth is Patch 26 Magic SF2 SoundFont
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RealTracks in style: ~1435:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovinChords Ev16 110
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RealTracks in song: 1038:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
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Passing Royale

Three in the morning as I'm passing the Royal, 279 Tremont.
I never thought I'd cross these streets again. Wasn't my choice.
If it were up to me, I'd still be... holding you.

There was a guy across the dance floor looking at me, talking about me.
Just seconds after you came back from... wherever it is you went.
I seem to see a lot these days don't I?
Yeah, that's right, or maybe... you were right for not coming back.

Closing time and I was worried. You wanted to stay, I didn't.
I guess you were...interested.
I let you be, I laid no claim on you.
And for that I am now truly and forever sorry.


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
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Rob you always do a great job on whatever style you undertake.
I prefer singing over any kind of talkie type thing - can't help it, that's just my taste.
Especially with someone who sings as well as you do. smile
Nice choice of instruments. The break before the last verse was a bit long for me.
The narrator was only on my right - I'm supposing that was intentional.
Different sound for you. Great job on the production.
Sounds like you had fun doing it.

Josie

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Rob

I would say you found that inspiration you were looking for! Love that vocal effect you used here! You always make the realtracks fit the song you are working on! This is a great sounding tune!

Thanks, Torrey




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Hmmm... I definitely wasn't into the disco thing. Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr wrote my favorite, "How Long Can Disco On?" BUT "into disco" is definitely not a requirement to get into this one, Rob. I REALLY REALLY dig the lyrics and the way you sing them. The song has a rich rhythm and a wonderful band. It's a really cool story, too. It's like a Humphrey Bogart type walks into a disco bar to feel the pain of losing an old flame that just didn't like the way he danced.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Rob,

Nice to hear different styles being done using BIAB. Great job creating this sound.
Tracks are very well mixed, well balanced.
The vocal effect is cool (the vocal has more high EQ to it than I prefer).

Great to have you guys posting again!

fj

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Great experimenting! You were able to come out with a very good production of something like I've not heard from you before. Neat ideas and put together well.

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Although I am not a disco fan songs like this may change my mind.

Super vocal FXs

Great mix and backing band

Two thumbs up


I just posted a selfie and all of the responses were get well soon!

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It's def. a touch of Flash n the Pan - the Easybeats writing team - and more.
It could also have gone towards Jimmy Nail's Ain't No Doubt.
The solo has a touch of The Chances of Anything Coming From Mars as well.
There's is some sibilant stuff happening as a result of the vocal effects.
COOL stuff.

I'm from the predisco era so can find common ground with Marty - PLUS Harry was THE BEST...there's also the classic Oz song...
[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/m8el6CEMf6g?t=234[/video] JUST FOR FUN.


I think you did a fabulous job Rob.

Last edited by rayc; 06/21/22 05:09 PM.

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Wow very different Rob. Very cool vocal effects and delivery. Backtrack was really well done. Loved it.....


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Hi, Rob !


How nice a tune in this
mysterious ambience you´ve created !
I like it truly much !

Cheers
Dani

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Hi Josie,

You could be right, looks like the vocal is not quite in the middle.
I had some issues recording this. At one point I had the audio mix balanced exactly the way I wanted it to. But then my DAW (we use Cubase) crashed and my last four saves turned out to be corrupted...

I had to recreate a lot of stuff. Must've overlooked the exact panning of the main vocal :-(.

Rob


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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Originally Posted By: RnAM
looks like the vocal is not quite in the middle.

I thought that was intentional and it seems to suit the style.


Cheers
rayc
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Hi Rob,

Very different from what I'm used to hearing from you, but very cool! And very well done too, enjoyed this one.

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Thanks for the comment, Torrey.

I appreciate it!

Rob


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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Rob,

Creative and fresh! Great production. Love the narration.

Bob

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Thanks for your comment Marty,

Ha ha, yes I remember in my youth when the disco wave came up we were all thinking "what is this?" and "when is this going to go away?".

But it evolved and developed into a slightly different sound during my teens. It stuck around for quite a long time, it's influences anyway, Flock of Seagulls, OMD, early Duran Duran, Prince, just to name a few. And New Order of course!

In Passing Royale I pictured an atmosphere similar to the club opening scenes from the movie American Psycho





We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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Good job. Not exactly my style of music, but you held my attention throughout. The backing track is professionally mixed, your voice is the right side of creepy, haha ... wonderful. Well done - I really enjoyed this one.

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Thanks for the comment Floyd.

You are right about the screeching vocal frequencies that are currently in the recording. I did try to remove them but that caused the vocal to be muddy. I used to have a vocal preset for that made with the Z3ta cakewalk synthesizer. But sadly I couldn't find it anymore.


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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Thanks, Brad. I appreciate your comment!

Rob


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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Hi Rob
Very cool song
Sounds great
The voice effect is really great
But I was also hoping for a passage with your original voice.
Nevertheless really good work
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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