Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
#284173 - 02/14/15 01:58 AM [User Showcase] The Theory Of Everything
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
A new song The Theory Of Everything finished right on the Valentine's day, although I started writing it already in 2013. Also video available at YouTube. Inspired by the quantum theory, not the movie, although I changed the title to match with it. I do not take any responsibility on the theoretical accuracy blush

The song is written by me, all those great inspiring instruments by BIAB (+Floyd's loop). The vocalist was hired from Supreme Tracks and I think his voice fits nicely into the song. Mixed in Adobe Audition, Melodyne used for some vocal modifications and vocal harmony.

RealDrums: JazzFunkGroovin
Loops: ChoirClaps (thanks to Floyd!)

Acoustic Guitar #2403
Acoustic Guitar Solo #1648
Acoustic Piano #1578
Electric Bass #1433
Electric Guitar #1402, #1403, #1435, #1436, #1574
Horn Section #2348
Organ #2492
Sax #1058, #1062, #1776
Synth #2407


I had heard the phrase
opposites attract
took a test with you
at the Large Heart Collider
we have proved it's much more than a fact.

We levitate
we gravitate
between love and hate
this is our theory of everything
you are my superstring.

Deconstructed lives
weaker atoms were split
settled in the void
there were no more needs to argue
our turn to feel the impact hit.

We levitate...

Fused beyond the time
in a random event
bodies resonate
but they won't annihilate
we have reached the quantum entanglement.

We levitate...

Our union, boson & fermion
supersymmetric spinning sparticles
we are married now in every dimension.

We levitate...


#284177 - 02/14/15 03:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
Will Rockwell Offline

Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 291
Charming song, a great Valentines card
ProTools 12, Faderport 8, Melodyne, JBL monitors, Novation UltraNova, Yamaha MX49, Stratocaster, Telecaster, Rickenbacker 12, Ovation 12, Vox VT20X amp

#284204 - 02/14/15 07:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Janne,

interesting lyrics. Very nice chord progression. And what an arrangement! Entertaining from the start.
You chose a good singer. I wonder how much it cost.
There's an effect on the vocals that distracts me a little.
Nevertheless a very good listen which I've repeated several times.
Funny video.

Latest Song: What You Desire

#284230 - 02/14/15 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4273
Loc: South Carolina
Nice song with interesting lyrics. This is a nice melody and arrangement. The vocalist did a good job for you but I'm in agreement with Guenter regarding the effect on the vocals but understand that is a personal production choice and other than noticing it during my listen, it did not detract from the quality of your song. Nice job, enjoyed listening and looking forward to hearing more from you soon.

BiaB Ultra Pak 2018:RB 2018 Build 5; Windows 7 64 bit AMD Athlon IIX2 215 Dual-core processor; 500GB hard drive; 4GB DDR3 Memory.

#284234 - 02/14/15 10:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Nice mix, well performed, I like the effect on the vocal, thanks for sharing!
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

#284262 - 02/14/15 04:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2957
Loc: The Netherlands
Hi Janne,

We think this song is quite well done, one nit though:
we are kind of wondering why you hired a vocalist for this, because we probably would have liked to hear your own vocals?
And yes, we are also wondering was it pricey?

Rob and Anne-Marie
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

#284302 - 02/15/15 01:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Thanks for all the comments, I'm glad to hear you liked my song.

Gunter & Charlie: I haven't much mixed real vocals, so maybe have overused some of the effects (compressor, eq, chorus, reverb), although I'm content with the result.
Rob & Anne-Marie: even a vocaloid can sing better than me, so I rather leave it to a professional than disturb my neighbors. That's why I use BIAB instruments and not play myself. Hiring a vocalist for just one song is expensive, you get yearly BIAB update with that money, but people buy boats and cars just for hobby, I hope my music is equally good "investment" smile


#284325 - 02/15/15 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: boehm]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2708
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janne,

interesting lyrics. Very nice chord progression. And what an arrangement! Entertaining from the start.
You chose a good singer. I wonder how much it cost.
There's an effect on the vocals that distracts me a little.
Nevertheless a very good listen which I've repeated several times.
Funny video.


+1, I agree with Guenter. Great arrangement. I thought the vocal was over processed. Just a little delay and reverb would have been my preference. Since you hired the vocalist, you might as well let his natural voice shine through. Anyway you look at it. It stands up very well. Good Job! Tom

#284349 - 02/15/15 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5474
We enjoyed it and agree with both Tom and
Guenter regarding the vocal processing. Just
let it shine through the mix. Really a cool
write and production...And not every day
you hear a love song reference a particle

Never grow's a trap.
J&B SoundCloud Sampler
J&B YouTube Sampler
J&B Website

#284400 - 02/15/15 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2013
Loc: Sacramento, California
Fun song.

As others have noted, the processing detracts from the vocal because you hear the effects rather than the vocals.

I agree with Tommy on the theory that if I've hired a vocalist, I'm going to want to hear what I paid for! wink

Thank for posting - nice and upbeat track.
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

#284447 - 02/15/15 10:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: PgFantastic]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4072
Originally Posted By: PgFantastic
Nice mix, well performed, I like the effect on the vocal, thanks for sharing!

I agree with Robert. For this style, I thought it fit fine. Cute video too.

My videos
My songs

#284461 - 02/16/15 01:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
VideoTrack Online   content

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8040
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
It's great to hear something from outside the square. This choice of funk feel isn't used often enough in compositions, and you must be very please with your results here. Sax works nice, as does the lead break. Great effort really!

BIAB, RB 2018(Audiophile), Sonar Platinum, Izotope Prod. Bundle, Roland RD-1000, Synthogy Ivory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, KorgX3R, RodeNGT2, AM802mixer, NS40M Studio Monitors, Pioneer Active Mons, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

#284510 - 02/16/15 08:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Thanks Tom, Janice&Bud, David for positive comments and over processed feedback wink Because I can't hear a problem with the vocal effects, they sound the way I like it, I have made a test render: Theory Of Effect, there are 6 takes of the first verse, now please tell me which ones you like, and which take removes the problem.

Thanks Josie & VideoTrack for liking the way it is smile I wish too there were more funk/soul songs here. I like this type of blue-eyed soul with a funky flavor, and yes I'm pleased with the result, BIAB has made it possible to realize my vision with a song I love to hear over and over again smile


#284540 - 02/16/15 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3033
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Song has a very neat feel to it. Well done
Scott Collingwood

#284578 - 02/16/15 03:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Theory Of Everything [Re: jannesan]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5713
Loc: Florida

A very interesting write! Some very clever lines.

"we are married now in every dimension" - great finish.

Your choices of instrument is inspired (not just saying that because you used one of my clap loops - but that worked well, too!). The horns were VERY well used. Nice drums sound! The guitars are cool! The track ROCKED!

The use of chorus on vocal is unusual (but not unheard of). You could drop it and use a delay instead (which is more conventional), but I think the "problem" (IF there is one, that is) is that the vocal is just a little too "out front" for this type of song. If it were "tucked into the mix" just a bit more, the chorus on the vocal would "work".

The production and mix are very nice (where the vocal sits is a "producer's choice". If I were doing this, I would take a few dB off the vocal - but you need to please yourself first).

A very enjoyable song! It is stuck in my head...

125+ BIAB Songs

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Portuguese Edition for Windows® is Here!

Nós ficamos ocupados e adicionamos mais de 50 novos recursos e uma incrível coleção de novos conteúdos, incluindo RealTracks, SuperTracks MIDI, Estudos Instrumentais, Loops, Performances de Artista, Presets de Amplitube e estilos associados, 12-Key RealTracks e Notação Hi-Q de Guitarra! Nós adicionamos 202 novos RealTracks, o dobro dos 101 que muitas vezes lançamos no passado! Agora, introduzindo o Video RealTracks (40 disponíveis entre Country, Pop e Jazz), que funcionam exatamente como o RealTracks, mas também incluem vídeos da performance do músico! Nós também fizemos um novo Xtra Styles PAK 4 com 160 novos Xtra Styles. (Xtra Styles são estilos baseados em RealTracks lançados anteriormente). Existem mais de 200 novos RealStyles para os nossos novos RealTracks, incluindo Americana, Klezmer, Top-40, Jazz Strings Pads, Vocals (oohs e aahs), New Crooner "Shout", estilos BigBand e muito mais! Nós temos um Bonus 49-PAK com 40 novos RealTracks inéditos além dos 202 acima, totalizando 242 novos RealTracks! O Bonus 49-PAK também inclui os Sets de Video RealTracks 1 e 2, 32 novos SuperTracks MIDI, 108 novos estudos instrumentais, 52 Loops e 8 Performances de artistas.

User Tip - Slowing Down and Looping Audio in Band-in-a-Box®

Forum user DeaconBlues09 created a video tutorial to help answer a fellow forum user's question:
Using the Audio Chord Wizard to tempo map, slow down, and learn the notes of an audio track - video link

Forum thread:

Thanks for sharing!

#TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 2006 for Windows Ear Training Fun!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2006 for Windows we added two great games for ear training: Pitch Invasion and Music Replay!

Pitch Invasion helps to develop perfect pitch as you shoot down "alien" notes invading from above (you hear the note sound, and click on the on-screen piano/MIDI or QWERTY keyboard to shoot them down).

Music Replay develops your pitch, rhythm, and melody recognition by replaying what the program plays, in note, rhythm, or melodic modes.

These games can still be accessed with newer versions of the program - in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 you'll find these by accessing the Practice Window or Ear Training Window, both located in the Window drop-down menu. The Practice Window can also be accessed using the Practice button within the main Band-in-a-Box screen (don't see it? CTRL+T to change the view).

Learn all about the features released with Version 2006 here.

Video: Exporting Audio Files in Band-in-a-Box® 2018

Our latest video, Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - Exporting Audio Files Tutorial walks you through the different options to export your Band-in-a-Box® songs and song tracks from Band-in-a-Box® as an audio file (WAV, MP3, etc.)!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Build 516 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box 2018 for Windows customer can download the latest free patch update here:

Summary of changes:
Improved: More RealTracks have HiQ transcriptions. Fixed Bass AmericanaSlow16thsByron bad chords.
Improved: The Audio Drivers dialog for WAS devices now shows Bit Depth in the device description.
Improved: WAS audio driver performance has been Improved when using 44.1 kHz sample rate.
Improved: Windows Audio Session error messages contain more specific information.
Updated: Misc. updates to StylePicker database, memos, manuals, help files.
Fixed: "BBW.LST not found" errors when using the Hybrid Style maker dialog.
Fixed: "mono" was being ignored when rendering a batch of songs to audio files.
Fixed: "normalize individual tracks" was only working for MIDI tracks.
Fixed: "One file per track" was being ignored when rendering a batch of songs to audio files.
Fixed: Access violation on bootup if using a Roland audio interface (ASIO) that is not connected.
Fixed: Adjusting Melody or Soloist tracks to fit a new number of choruses was not undo-able.
Fixed: An access violation error might occur in the RealTracks Picker if quickly scrolling and double-clicking to hear demos.
Fixed: Changing a track name using the StylePicker mixer controls might open a hidden popup window.
Fixed: Changing the number of choruses was not undo-able.
Fixed: Clicking on the far left of the Guitar window would cause a "!!!!!" flash message to show.
Fixed: If adjusting the number of choruses in your song, choosing Cancel is ignored when asked, "OK to adjust Melody track to fit new # of choruses?".
Fixed: JazzBebopDannyBrushes sometimes out of sync.
Fixed: Panning the audio track did not work.
Fixed: Some Amplitube presets/styles/demos pointed to a preset which wasn't available in some installs.
Fixed: Some typos and omissions in RealDrums Picker.
Fixed: The [.STY] button in the Hybrid Style maker dialog.
Fixed: The [Get Patch/Drum Kit Info] button in the MIDI drivers dialog would not find the synthesizer documentation.
Fixed: The About dialog was not showing the Fretlight Ready logo.
Fixed: The Audio Chord Wizard would always run in English.
Fixed: The busy mouse cursor might remain after analyzing audio with the Audio Chord Wizard.
Fixed: The PDF driver installer could not be launched from Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: The Plugins window would be too small when using plugins that have a small GUI.
Fixed: Using a Coyote DXi synthesizer (eg CoyoteWT or ForteDXi) might cause crackling/buzzing noise during playback.
Fixed: Using a multi speaker layout (eg. 4 speakers surround sound) instead of stereo might cause failure to connect to audio hardware with error -9996. This only happened when using WAS as audio driver type.
Fixed: Video rendering would fail if saved using Japanese characters in file name.
Fixed: When saving a Hybrid style for the first time, the File Save dialog should start in the Styles directory.

PG Music Inc. Newsletter - Stay In-the-Loop!

Want to be notified when a new version of Band-in-a-Box®, PowerTracks, or other PG Music Inc. products are released? Sign up for the newsletter at

If you purchased Band-in-a-Box® (or any other PG Music Inc. product) directly from us, you're already on the list!

Of course, we also announce new releases and specials on our Facebook page (, Twitter account (, and right here in our Forums!

Amazing Band-in-a-Box User Comments!

Great program with lots of support through the publisher and after-market. Use it for teaching, practicing, and gigging.
-Andrew L.

I just got my 6th film placement on a song recorded entirely in Band-in-a-Box. You guys rock!
-Terry Fernihough (Band-in-a-Box Endorsing Artist!)

I love this program. I have only had it for around a month but it has made things a lot easier for me. I no longer have to scour the internet for backing tracks. I just plug in the chords I want to use, find the style I want and done. Saving me so much time and being able to transpose into different keys is awesome too.
As the days go on I will be delving deeper into what it can do, importing some of my backing tracks into Abelton 9 to play with and writing some songs.
Best money I have spent on something in while.
-Peter S.

I started using Band-in-a-Box around 1990. It was the DOS version naturally and I used one of those old portable computers with dual floppy drives and a built in 9" monochrome display. I connected midi cables to a great sounding Yamaha keyboard and played my music using midi tracks. I did a demo for a university music class that was a lot of fun. Wow, it is almost unimaginable to see where this product has elevated to today. I have upgraded many times over the past 28 years but each time I am even more amazed. Thank you PG Music for being such a major part of my love for music all of these years!!!
-Dwayne G.

Incredible Software. Great for ignorance and experts and for anyone who wants to deal with music. If you do not have a hobby and want to have one "band in a box" is the best choice. Simple, but if you want to be an expert on it, you need to make an effort to master it perfectly for perfect use. The only disadvantage is if you do not want to become a musician, and use it, you will become a perfect musician. Therefore, be cautious. It's not a toy.
-Ilija B.

I’ve been using it for about the same time (20 years). I’m a trumpet player and just really want some backing on lead sheets. With the Real Styles - it sounds fantastic! Takes just minutes to input chord changes and find the right style. There is so much you can do and I love having the Soloist features to really add color.
-Mike B.

Read even more great feedback here.

Forum Stats
27395 Members
50 Forums
51189 Topics
422740 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Meagannn, fredmarzin, Steve T, Deej56, Gerold

27394 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Noel96 193
Ember - PG Music 159
Matt Finley 148
Janice & Bud 133
Deryk - PG Music 125
David Snyder 121
VideoTrack 120
Torrey Bliss 116
Rob4580 107
Scott C 97
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays