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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:
My Name's Ro
My Name's Bot
What you got?
[I'm a Robot
Yes I am
I'm a Robot
Here I am] x 4
Various I'm a Robot chants in the Ambient/Breakbeat part.
I'm a Robo-
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!