Especially For You-Original-Cakewalk by Bandlab

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Especially For You-Original-Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by voclizr » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:48 pm

A few months back I posted that I would no longer post my music because I got tired of the "Fake Sounding Instruments" ridicule. To hell with that. I can't think of one person who's music I've heard yet who uses virtual instruments that has mastered it any better than me. I'm sure there are many but I've never heard them, so I'm no worse or better than most in that respect. I've heard many say that making virtual plug ins sound real is a talent in it's own. So, it's a talent I haven't mastered yet. So what? I'm not alone and I'm not apologizing for it anymore.

Anyway, back last August I bought a songwriting tool from Plugin Boutique called Scaler. It helps create chord progressions. Combining that with the Toontrack EZ Keys and EZ Drummer allows me to come up with some interesting combinations of chords and articulations. I had a ball with this one with the Trilian Bass module too. I used to hate making bass parts. Now that's my favorite part of the project.

So I give you all Especially For You.
Enjoy! (and don't let the fake horns bother you too much. ;)

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Re: Especially For You-Original-Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by Lungfruit » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:41 pm

John,
Make music and have fun! Do what you enjoy with what you like to do it with and damn the rest of them!

I know say this about your work all the time but your style sounds like a Broadway show tune. That's a compliment BTW. Thanks for putting the lyrics there as well. The mix is right on,
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Post by dickl » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:27 am

Impressive work John.

Accomplished and smooth. Good writing and performance.

Nothing to be worried about there.

Cheers

Dick
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Post by Beatnick » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:51 am

I'm loving the music. This sounds very much like a 70s pop tune to me. Not a specific one, just that kind of style.
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Re: Especially For You-Original-Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by voclizr » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:33 pm

Beatnick wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:51 am
I'm loving the music. This sounds very much like a 70s pop tune to me. Not a specific one, just that kind of style.
That's because the 60s and 70s are still my 2 favorite musical decades. The music from that period of time shaped me in more ways than just musically. My biggest idols and influences were all in those decades. I have to remind myself that there still is an audience for that kind of music but unfortunately it seems to be growing ever smaller but there are still enough fans of it to keep it alive for a while longer.

Thanks, Beat, Lung & dick!

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Re: Especially For You-Original-Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by The Cracks » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:11 pm

Sounds good, V. Very jazzy. You always have very snappy music. I'll check out that chord progression website.

As far as the use of "fake" instruments, that's always been a topic of debate, at least on this website. I've used Band-in-the-Box for some of my songs and have been considering getting that piano program you use when I get new PC. I'd say that most of us use fake instruments in one way or another on most of our recordings. It sounds like you mix them in to your music as well as anyone and certainly better than I do.

Good song, good music, good vocals and good to hear another new from you. Keep them coming!
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Re: Especially For You-Original-Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by voclizr » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:45 pm

The Cracks wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Sounds good, V. Very jazzy. You always have very snappy music. I'll check out that chord progression website.

As far as the use of "fake" instruments, that's always been a topic of debate, at least on this website. I've used Band-in-the-Box for some of my songs and have been considering getting that piano program you use when I get new PC. I'd say that most of us use fake instruments in one way or another on most of our recordings. It sounds like you mix them in to your music as well as anyone and certainly better than I do.

Good song, good music, good vocals and good to hear another new from you. Keep them coming!
Thanks, Sean. Yeah, I would encourage you to check out Scaler. It's a good program and it's only $50.00. It 's also educational as it gives you a choice of using modes if you want to. They've been upgrading it since I bought it last summer to include synth sounds and guitar strums in addition to the piano which is default and the upgrades have all been free.

:D JB
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