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The Hardest Nut To Crack

This song started from the title, maybe some person was difficult to understand, can't recall, but the title inspired the rest of the story. I had very much fun writing the lyrics, I even tried ChatGPT, but it would have been too hard to teach it to understand my strange train of thoughts smile It apologized several misunderstanding , but made the same mistakes again, so it is like a child. In the end, I used only couple of AI lines, and they are not even good...

This was a good rocking song to test the new Synthesizer V vocalist Ninezero. I didn't change the lyrics to match his Australian accent, so feel free to complain if an Australian would never use the words I gave him to sing laugh Good sounding vocalist, but it seems that changing his vocal mode parameters do not have much effect, hopefully I learn new tricks with the next songs.

Synthesizer V is going to have support for rap mode soon, I'll render those female parts in that mode when it is available.

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I'm the master of crosswords
but I can't solve your puzzle
you are a poker face
I delve for an answer
but you don't move a muscle.

I can't read your mind
it's a riddle to unpack
uncovering what's masked
wringing colors out of black
you are the hardest
(the hardest nut)
the hardest nut to crack
yes you are the hardest
(the hardest nut)
the hardest nut to crack
you're the hardest nut to crack
(the hardest nut to crack)
the hardest nut to crack
(the hardest nut to crack).

Are you in my hearts?
Are you my only jack?
Are you in my full house?
I'm your dearest nut to crack.

I read Hannibal Lecter
like recipes for dinner
but I'm lost in your case
the teachings are useless
with you I'm just a beginner.

I can't read your mind...

You could be my breakfast or
you could be my snack
my name is macabre
I am dangerous to crack.

You're the hardest
harder than a diamond
Occam's razor doesn't cut
I'm squeezing
to see what you're made of
I can crack that freaking nut
you're my challenge
my muddled mission,
like the splitting of an atom
I get my power
from the fission.

I can't read your mind...

I can be your girlfriend
or your Zodiac
your obsession or your patient
we are all your nuts to crack.
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Janne,

Excellent song. Lots of good energy and a great track selection.

Awesome use of the Ninezero vocalist. Very nice job on this.

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Janne

Clever work, nice interplay between the voices. Can't hear an Australian accent in the main vocal. I see it was based on an Australian vocalist - presumably Bon Scott from AC/DC?

Impressive.

Peter

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Cool stuff, Janne, your lyrics are always so well done!

Track sounds great also. Initially I thought the vocals were a little low, but towards the end of the song they sounded just right.

Nice use of those vocalists BTW, I thought they sounded pretty good, especially enjoyed the interaction between them.

Enjoyed.

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This is definitely not a genre I would normally listen to, however, this was so well done I had to listen to the whole song. Great production, words, structure, and very catchy!!

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Janne,

A well produced satire. Probably the "hardest" tune I heard from you smile
This is great:
"I read Hannibal Lecter
like recipes for dinner
but I'm lost in your case
the teachings are useless
with you I'm just a beginner."

Mix is very clear, but I agree with Dave on vocals. Thank you for sharing.

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I like your pretty funny song, but to be honest I can't stand Ninezero's voice, it's too nasal, like he has a cold.
Of course that's not your fault, he sounds the same here.

The girls are good and I really like their leads and backing vocals.
Amazing what you did with Ninezero in the "the hardest nut" part, though, he sounds pretty cool there.


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Hi, Janne.

That was a fun listen! laugh

Cool song - I can't wait for the version with the gals rapping!


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Hi Janne ...

I always wonder what I will hear when I click onto your posts. I know it's always going to good, but in what way? As always, this was in a great way! You are so dang creative. You compose, arrange, and execute so precisely.

Strong and fun! That was a great listen!

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GREAT idea for a song, and a great job putting it all together, Janne. I can hear your train of thought very clearly and I like how you reveal it with this pounding melody. The lyrics are outstanding. Here's a couple of my favorites: "I read Hannibal Lecter like recipes for dinner" and "harder than a diamond Occam's razor doesn't cut" I much enjoyed my seat on your train of thought.


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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Janne,

Excellent song. Lots of good energy and a great track selection.

Awesome use of the Ninezero vocalist. Very nice job on this.

Bob


Thanks Bob for your pleasant feedback smile

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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Janne

Clever work, nice interplay between the voices. Can't hear an Australian accent in the main vocal. I see it was based on an Australian vocalist - presumably Bon Scott from AC/DC?

Impressive.

Peter


Thanks Peter your kind words smile The voice provider is Australian born, I think, I don't know whether it is his "normal" voice or is he mimicking AC/DC singer. But doesn't matter to me, at last there is a real rocking synth voice smile

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Cool stuff, Janne, your lyrics are always so well done!

Track sounds great also. Initially I thought the vocals were a little low, but towards the end of the song they sounded just right.

Nice use of those vocalists BTW, I thought they sounded pretty good, especially enjoyed the interaction between them.

Enjoyed.


Thanks Dave for your heartwarming feedback smile I'll mix the verse vocal parts louder when I work the song next time.

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Cool stuff, Initially I thought the vocals were a little low, but towards the end of the song they sounded just right.


Howdy Blue....I felt the same way but I think they work for this tune.

Howdy Janne....
Not a genre I listen to but this is s very creative write and well produced.
Lots of energy given that tempo and your vox phrasing.
I'd totally suck and trying to sing (at all) that fast. smile

Well done all around!

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Cool rocker Janne. Amazing work with the vocaloids and lyrics. Really well done


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Hi Janne
Cool rock song
Sounds very good
The vocals are really top
An excellent production
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The clever lyric and powerful performances by the AI team were a treat, Janne. As others noted, the interplay was very good.

Good band and mix too. Janice said she was reminded of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, a good thing. smile

Ninezero hit the spot for us!

Enjoyed it!

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Really good sounding Synth V vocals. Amazing. Must have taken a lot of time and effort. Good Job


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Originally Posted By: Dewey_MI
This is definitely not a genre I would normally listen to, however, this was so well done I had to listen to the whole song. Great production, words, structure, and very catchy!!


Thanks Dewey for listening and your very positive review smile Really makes me smile to read that you liked, even when the song is not your genre.

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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
A well produced satire. Probably the "hardest" tune I heard from you smile
This is great:
"I read Hannibal Lecter
like recipes for dinner
but I'm lost in your case
the teachings are useless
with you I'm just a beginner."

Mix is very clear, but I agree with Dave on vocals. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Thanks Misha for your nice words smile I'm not quite sure what you mean by "hardest", music or the story, but maybe it is the combination of them smile Glad you found satire in the song and that you liked those lines, AI couldn't come even close the humor I was after, so I had to work on that by myself. Wish I had resource to do a funny video I have in my mind, I would need a bunch of apes trying to break coconuts or something similar laugh

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