I am a guitar player who plays mostly Blues, Jazz, and Rock. This is totally out of my wheelhouse. It was inspired by a backing track I was noodling over. I realized how simple it was and decided to see if I could recreate it in Cubase. I dug what was going on so I decided to try and take the experiment further.
I used Vocaloid 5 to create the vocals, as I am a horrible singer. I programmed every instrument (including vocals) that isn't guitar via MIDI and recorded the guitar parts conventionally. It's a brave new world.
For the lyrics, I just tried to come up with corny "pop" lines on the spot as I was programming each section of the song. The guitar is my heart and soul on display (what little there is of the two, anyway), even if the rest is MIDI programming.
I used Cubase 10.5 Chord Tracks for most of the piano/synth, EZ Keys for the more complicated piano/synth intro, Superior Drummer 3 for the drum tracks. I recorded my guitar DI with a line 6 helix stomp and used a mix of my guitar transposed down an octave, EZ bass, and a Contrabass synth generated by the Cubase chord track for the bass parts. I created the vocals with Vocaloid 5.0. Mixed and mastered with the help of Izotope Neutron and Ozone.more