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4 min 19 sec
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4.41 / 5.00

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Full title:
RobotDay2010 - I'm a Robot ft. Fro/Nick (FroNickProductions)

Yup, quite a mouthful.

Now, let me just say that we've never worked harder on anything in our life. Days and days were spent on this and we definitely think it's one of our best songs. We made it for the Robot Day competition, as you might have guessed by now, and we really hope we're going to do well. This MURDERED any free time we had.

So, first I'll say who made what... This is a four-way collab: me (Step), Echo, and Fro and Nick from FroNickProductions.

Step - Worked on the main melody played in the intro, worked on the pad melodies in the ambient part, made the vocals melody, added all the sound effects, transitions, chose all the sounds, did all the drums, did the ending, came up with the ideas of adding loads of different genres, made the drums and basically coordinated the whole thing. I was the only one with the main FLP, since Darklight17 didn't have most of the VST's I used and Fro and Nick don't use DAW's.

Echo - Did all of the harmonizing in the track, included the harmonizing in the jazz part, chorus, and ambient part, invented all of the melodies playing behind the vocal chorus, made the melody for the ambient and jazz part and provided criticism.

Fro - Came up with the idea of making a robot day song, invented all of the lyrics except the vocal part at the very end, sang the 'My name's Ro' part, the 'I'm a Robot' chants in the ambient part and said the vocal part at the end, provided his criticism, invented what to do for the ending, told Nick what to do and invented a name for the song.

Nick - Did everything Fro told him to do... Including singing the main chorus and singing some extra unnecessary things like a screamo, robot-ish and rap version of the lyrics.

Yeah, that's about it. Throughout the song you're going to hear many different genres...

Techno - Intro
Trance - Vocal parts
Breakbeat - 2:25
Ambient - 2:07
Jazz - 3:22
Orchestral (Brass) - 1:31
Glitch - Basically all over the place

And here are the lyrics/structure:

[Intro]

My Name's Ro
My Name's Bot
Put Together
What you got?

[I'm a Robot
Yes I am
I'm a Robot
Here I am] x 4

[Orchestral/Brass part]

Various I'm a Robot chants in the Ambient/Breakbeat part.

[Repeat Chorus]

[Jazz Part]

I'm a Robo-
Oh snap
My battery's just died
[Repeat 2nd repetition of chorus going slower]

Great, his batteries ran out... now how are we going to win the competition?

--

Phew... In this song, we tried to go for a mixture of comical/funny yet still keep a trance-y and robot-y atmosphere. We also tried our best to vary it a LOT, so you'll be hearing a number of different melodies, effects, drum beats, etc...

For the whole song, the only VST's used were Sytrus, 3xOsc for the noise sweeps and Hypersonic. I also added a number of different sound FX by doing stuff like adding weird effects on random sounds or playing sounds in varied pitches. I also used a few random robot effects I downloaded off the internet. The drums were all downloaded drum samples. In addition to that, we know that the voice isn't perfectly singing the right notes and is off-tune, but we did that to signify the fact that robots are never perfect. That, and Nick isn't a professional singer.

Our main aim in this is to make it still interesting even if it's over four minutes long, so we really hope you don't find it repetitive. Anyway, that's it, I hope you enjoy all our extremely hard work, and sorry for the massive author's comments. It's a habit.

Also, we respond to all reviews and review back if your review is helpful. Thanks for listening!

Reviews


DarkKyoushuDarkKyoushu

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is more win than wi

This more win, than the word win itself.

This sounds like something from a actual album.

The Singer however is very mediocre.

The only bad thing about the song.

Fun Fact: When the song starts again after 'How are we gonna win the competition' it sounds like the song actually continues. Which is probably why i have noticed the song ended while browsing trough various tabs. <.> After something like 15minutes i thought 'how long is this song o_o' and went checking....time just flys by with this song. Its not even near the genre i like. Hell, i dont even like my tracks because they are not in the genre i like. I only do them simply because i fail at making anything the genre i like. Nu-Metal. <.>

Anyways, nice day - DarkKyoushu.

Fun Fact 2: The Fun Fact is longer than my actual 'Review' which isnt a review, really. >.>

Fun Fact 3: I pressed F11 by mistake when writing this like 6 times or something.

Fun Fact 4: I Fail. >.>

Fun Fact 5: You probably did read all the fun facts, what a fun fact, this fun fact is.

XD


Step responds:

"This more win, than the word win itself."

Haha thanks. I love it when people review me back when I review them, it definitely makes my review seem more appreciated.

"This sounds like something from a actual album."

Wow lol. I wouldn't call it something professional like that, but thank you!

"The Singer however is very mediocre.

The only bad thing about the song."

Yeah, singing isn't really Nick (the singer)'s specialty :P. Although I'm grateful that he managed to understand the horrible explanation of how I wanted him to sing the various words :P.

"Fun Fact: When the song starts again after 'How are we gonna win the competition' it sounds like the song actually continues."

Heh, now that you mentioned it, it does sound like that O.o.

"Which is probably why i have noticed the song ended while browsing trough various tabs. <.> After something like 15minutes i thought 'how long is this song o_o' and went checking...."

Lol xD.

"time just flys by with this song."

Maybe that's because of all the variety, thanks to the fact that I had so many different genres to play with.

"Its not even near the genre i like. Hell, i dont even like my tracks because they are not in the genre i like. I only do them simply because i fail at making anything the genre i like. Nu-Metal. <.>"

Ah, somewhat the same with me too. I'm not that good at making Orchestral (which is why I use my East/West sounds for more epic, trailer-like stuff, not actual orchestral/classical songs) but it's my favourite genre.

"Fun Fact 2: The Fun Fact is longer than my actual 'Review' which isnt a review, really. >.>"

Hehe xP.

"Fun Fact 3: I pressed F11 by mistake when writing this like 6 times or something."

Yay, full screen :D.

"Fun Fact 4: I Fail. >.>"

Meh, can't say I agree.

"Fun Fact 5: You probably did read all the fun facts, what a fun fact, this fun fact is.

XD"

I lol'd :D.

Thanks for the great review and the fun facts, of course xD.


SoapbubbleSoapbubble

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Batteries or no batteries, you should've won.

An intensely entertaining and fun track to listen. It figuratively has EVERYTHING, and it works out very well.

Rhythmically, it's varied and generally original. Though some samples were a bit generic, you could pretty much skip from any place to any other place and find different rhythms, which keeps the songg oing without ever making iteven remotely boring.

The melodic part is also extremely varied. A well-balanced mix of different genres, played pretty much on the same instruments (with variation, of course, but the same type of instruments) make a song that isn't cluttered, but sounds very original and works very well throughout a total of four minutes. Everything from the jazzy to the techno...ey parts, were awesome.

You also chose a great way to end the song, with a funny punchline to the entire song. The lyrics are fun, and I did chuckle towards the end. The vocals didn't sound a lot like a robot, and they were somewhat out of tune, but the out-of-tune part did sort of fit very well with the whole robotic theme.

Review Request Club


Step responds:

"An intensely entertaining and fun track to listen. It figuratively has EVERYTHING, and it works out very well."

Thanks! We tried to make it as enjoyable and fun as possible!

"Rhythmically, it's varied and generally original. Though some samples were a bit generic, you could pretty much skip from any place to any other place and find different rhythms, which keeps the songg oing without ever making iteven remotely boring."

Exactly what we tried to do :). Yeah the samples were a bit generic but I tried as much layering as I could to make unique sounds. I personally like the lead synth at the beginning, but some people might not like it since it sounds a bit like an organ :3.

"The melodic part is also extremely varied. A well-balanced mix of different genres, played pretty much on the same instruments (with variation, of course, but the same type of instruments) make a song that isn't cluttered, but sounds very original and works very well throughout a total of four minutes. Everything from the jazzy to the techno...ey parts, were awesome."

That's probably because this is a collaboration between four different people, which means four different opinions, and, since Darklight and I made the melodies, two different melodic styles. I must say that Darklight really did a great job with the melodies ^^.

"You also chose a great way to end the song, with a funny punchline to the entire song. The lyrics are fun, and I did chuckle towards the end. The vocals didn't sound a lot like a robot, and they were somewhat out of tune, but the out-of-tune part did sort of fit very well with the whole robotic theme."

I personally didn't want to make it sound robotic so it can sound as funny as possible. The ending was Fro's idea, so I'll have to thank him for that, although the speech at the end was mine xD.

Anyway, thanks for the great review!


eatmeatleeteatmeatleet

Rated 5 / 5 stars

you are not a robot

The production was pretty nice :) I really don't have notes for it. Maybe vocals were a bit annoying.
Genre choice was, uh, something jazzy pop. That's why I think you guys are not going to win. I think you should have tried to stay more on the dark side.
Anyway, I hope you had fun and great experience
Oh snap.. a battery just..


Step responds:

Hm, I think we chose loads of genres in a desperate attempt to sound original. We really hope that we get a few points for originality and maybe do well in the competition, as I've already said this took ages :(.

Thanks for reviewing!


MCarstenMCarsten

Rated 5 / 5 stars

After a lot of hard work, a 10 score!

Hey Steph, you really did a lot of work on this song, because to add all the special effects for it, maybe could be hard to find some great ones like that and also the additional effects for it, the transition sounds were great. The most interesting is that the music combine, add on it, 6 kinds of musical genres and of course you did a nice job to do the listener catch the sounds, and was good you say that you did these genres, because we can know more what exactly we did and you preserved the main theme from techno, because as this is for Robot Day would be more easy to people search, also the concept and sounds along the music are all "mechanic", the thing I most liked from this is a special effect on 00:07~00:08, this was really cool, other part I liked a lot was the transition from ambient song to jazz theme, this was well done, the melodies are well prepared with a real touch of good composer through it. I can see that your work yielded a lot, because after days, you can see that people liked from this awesome song. Also the lyrics from it according with the Fro and Nick's intonation did in sometimes the music something really comic and with comedy, also for do a funny thing, you did a nice job. I also laughed a lot when Fro says in the last seconds from the song: "Great, his batteries ran out... now how are we going to win the competition?", haha xD. I also liked the parts when Fro sings like "My name is Ro -- // -- My name is Bot", these words like do a kind of rythim and rhymes for the song, so this was cool. The breakbeat trajectory was really interesting, but I most liked the transition from trance to breakbeat, I felt like I hearding like a wave, this was cool. A thing really funny, was the voices going on slow motion. Now the topics:

{NAME}
"I'm a Robot" of course is the main lyric from the song, and this calls the attention from public to understand that it was made for the Newgrounds's Robot Day Competition, also it's the single talk from the music, and with just single words you could do like a rhyme thing, with cutting the voice like Ro to Bot and putting these words together, (pretty obvious), we will got Robot and this does the song name implicit.

{CONCEPT}
This song have several interfaces from different genres, in an order, this was really cool, generally we find songs of one or two genres in one, now we have a pack of six songs inside one techno song, so it's a good creation. The balance from the songs was awesome, also for transitions from each one and melodies, that in my opnion, was hard to do, because this sounds so great and for control all of it. So for a techno song (also with six other genres in pack) was brilliant, the techno does a calling for it be a robot song, or "mechanical" with like "futuristic sounds" or like a "prototype", you did good on show the listeners your concept.

{PERCUSSION}
The percussion from the breakbeat part was really expansive, I mean, sounded like it was in a middle of a big room, with two drums above a table and a guy playing it, so it was interesting, by this sounds like stereo with great muffled sound propagation, the sound from the beginning and along the music was a bit relaxing, it doesn't was like a strong beat, was more just of a touch, and this matches more with a techno song in my opnion, for a strong drum, is better with an orchestral or heavy metal.

{EFFECTS}
The effects were awesome, as I said from the first theory of my criticism, I said that I loved the intro effect and also the laser sounds were pretty good, also for when the music ends, the effects sounded like a television being turned off, they sound really cool. Also, you did some computer effects and also like some spaceships travelling, everything was perfect and cool on it, don't forgetting the blaster shot's sounds. You did great!

{OVERALL}
I found the central focus from it more on the I'm a robot lyric I think this because, the lyrics don't have a complete sense, but they were very funny. This was really good. After a hard work you deserve score 10 and vote 5.

Review Request Club.


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Step responds:

Dear God, Spy, that's definitely the largest review I've ever received O.o. I really can't thank you enough! I mean, you've analysed every microsecond of my song, and I'm really honoured to have received a review this big. Sure, I give out reviews this big all the time, but I'd never actually think I'd get one myself. Thanks a LOT!

I'll try and answer to your review as properly as I can xP.

Well, I'm quite glad people like my transitions, I always like it when people like them. I'm also quite surprised myself that the sound effects came out this good, they're mostly random sounds (woodblock sounds, cricket sounds, kicks, snares, hammer hits, etc...) which I took and edited like crazy to make a robot-y sound. It took a while but I must say that it was definitely worth it.

Actually this isn't the first time I made a song with more than one different genre. Speeding Through Infinity and Racing Through Eternity have Trance and Ambient, Cobra has Rock (drums) and Orchestral, The Ancient Curse has Ambient and Hip-Hop, War Theme has Rock (guitar) and Orchestral, The Forsaken (Electro) [Submitted to my shared account Raven-Guard] has Orchestral and Electro, and of course, Musical Evolution has Drum'n'Bass, Dance, Classical, Techno (Windows XP sounds) and Medieval :P. I love varying genres.

Yeah I agree with you that the transition at 2:43 is probably the best transition in the song, or at least it's my favourite. I don't know which one you're referring to about the 'transition from trance to breakbeat'. If you mean the one at 2:25, then yeah haha that's one of my favourite parts of the song. I'm also happy you enjoyed the melodies; I had the intro melody stuck in my head for days lol.

I agree that Fro and Nick's voices really make the song sound more comical and funny :P. That's our main aim, to make a funny song, but still make it enjoyable.

The 'Great, his batteries ran out, now how are we going to win the competition?' thing was my idea xD.

Now to answer to each topic in your review...

-NAME-
I'll have to thank Fro for inventing 'I'm a Robot'. It's actually a really simple name, but it works quite well in my opinion.

-CONCEPT-
Cool :D. There are a few other songs in the Audio Portal which use more than one genre (dj-Jo's Contingency of Music, for example) but I don't think I've found one which uses as many as in this one xP.

-EFFECTS-
I can't really comment much about the stereo sound of the breakbeat, since as you already know, I'm deaf from one ear and I wouldn't know. I just make the breakbeat, maybe I was lucky enough to get it having cool panning effects :D.

Yep, I didn't make the drums so powerful this time. I don't think they're my best, but this is my first time somewhat glitching drum sounds, so I wouldn't expect too much. Maybe my best drum work would be in The Forsaken (Electro), In a Teardrop or Minutes to Midnight, all found in Raven-Guard's profile.

-EFFECTS-
Thanks! Like I said, a lot of the effects were random sounds I edited lol. Although the 'blaster shot's sounds' were random sounds I found off the Internet :).

-OVERALL-
I can't really express my gratitude in words. I really have to find some way to repay you; I'll definitely review one of your submissions sometime :D.

Thanks AGAIN for the awesome review!


MethreeeMethreee

Rated 5 / 5 stars

hahah

this was awesome, super funky.


Step responds:

Lol xD.

Thanks!