You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#317518 - 11/08/15 03:06 AM [User Showcase] Too Kind
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Too Kind

This song was inspired by a dream in which I was dating a famous man-eater and people were saying that it won't last. And it didn't because I woke up wink

RealDrums NashvilleEven8

RealTracks:

Electric Bass #700
Acoustic Guitar Strum #665
Acoustic Guitar 12-string #897
Electric Guitar Held #833
Electric Guitar Arp #834
Electric Guitar #680
Electric Piano #913
Synth ElectroFlutes #2364
Harmonica Background #626

MIDI:
Pad-Warm from style -MELISA2.STY
Solo #158 Acoustic Guitar (Plug-in SampleTank3 SteelString)

Vocals by Supreme Tracks

Mixed in Adobe Audition

Lyrics:

Am I too sound?
am I just playing too small bets?
Am I too safe?
am I too scared of upsets?
I don't risk
to avoid regrets,
I'm happy with a small delight
but you could choose
a stud who can excite.

I have heard about all those guys you've left behind
I'm next whispers say because you're fickle and I'm so kind.
I don't dominate your world, I'm not the alpha male
every night the same blue dream
how you had set your sail on a sperm whale.

Am I too tame?
like a cat, domesticated, mild?
Am I too soft?
Am I your comfort-loving child?
I don't prey
hunt in the wild,
if I'm not a lion every night
does that make you look for
lustier men in sight?

[Chorus]

[Solo]

Am I too kind?
am I too saintly behaving?
Am I too nice?
am I predictably boring?
I'm thoughtful, polite
I hate fighting
I take out garbage and I mop
hence you could walk
away from this milksop.

[Chorus]
---

Janne


Edited by jannesan (11/08/15 03:40 AM)

Top
#317581 - 11/08/15 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3857
Loc: Davis, CA
Very cool track!! Really interesting harmonically. Nice changes and some fun, humorous lyrics. For me, the harmonica was a bit of an odd choice in here. Really fun and interesting song! Take care. Greg

Top
#317610 - 11/08/15 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
SRP Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/16/15
Posts: 532
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Great harmony and overall sound! A very different type of song for me (lyrics and chord progression). I guess nice guys just don't make the grade with some women! That would put me out in the cold for sure! I enjoyed listening.
Sonny

Top
#317624 - 11/08/15 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
RichMac Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1640
Loc: New Zealand
Hi Janne. Now that's unusual. Great original idea and treatment. Cheers.
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge



Top
#317981 - 11/10/15 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: RichMac]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Thanks Greg for your kind comments. Maybe the harmonica is bit too loud in the mix, but anyway I feel that it is important part of my "wallpaper of sound".

Thanks Sonny for appreciating my little song!

Thanks RichMac for your nice comment. I'm not so sure that it is original melodically, at least the BIAB soloist generated solo part reminds me of some 70's song, just can't recall what. Baker Street came to my mind first, but that's not it, although the soundscape has similar elements.

---

Janne

Top
#318061 - 11/10/15 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3469
Loc: North Carolina
Really cool stuff. I was very intrigued by the Supreme Tracks mentioned and I googled them. Seems like a cool resource to have in your contacts list. I like what you did with this!!!
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com./davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#318334 - 11/12/15 08:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: David Snyder]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Thanks David for commenting! I've been satisfied with their service, fast response and professional quality.

BTW. Waiting For The Fall is a nice song, I like especially the lyrics. I have also a Waiting For... song, waiting to be released soon smile

---
Janne

Top
#318349 - 11/12/15 10:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi,

Cool and different! Nice smooth vocals. I think the vocal harmony is fine as it is ... not at all too loud. The lyric is creative and caught my attention.

I mentioned the song was different. And that's a good thing. If no one ever did anything different, we'd all be writing, playing and listening to the same thing over and over.

Loved the creative ingenuity ... lyric and music. The song reminds me of a late 60's or early 70's Brit Rock piece. The 12-string guitar and smooth vocal harmony only reinforce that.

Thanks for a nice listen that took a different path and journey ... en joyed it!!!

Al
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style*Paks Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT2035 Mic*Peavey Nash 112 Amp*Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#318424 - 11/13/15 12:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
Sergio Guarneri Offline
Expert

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1520
Loc: Cremona-Italy

great song as usual
your chords lines are always very harmonics.

Great sound on background.

Very enjoyable.

Sergio
_________________________

Sergio

Top
#318455 - 11/13/15 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: Al-David]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi,

Cool and different! Nice smooth vocals. I think the vocal harmony is fine as it is ... not at all too loud. The lyric is creative and caught my attention.

I mentioned the song was different. And that's a good thing. If no one ever did anything different, we'd all be writing, playing and listening to the same thing over and over.

Loved the creative ingenuity ... lyric and music. The song reminds me of a late 60's or early 70's Brit Rock piece. The 12-string guitar and smooth vocal harmony only reinforce that.

Thanks for a nice listen that took a different path and journey ... en joyed it!!!

Al


Thanks Al for your very positive comment blush You are perhaps too kind wink wink I'm really glad that there are people like you who appreciate bit different kind of songs. That's what I try to do, to walk on my own path, to please myself and not others. But of course I have unconsciously taken influences. I have grown listening to 80's brit pop artists so maybe their music have brought also earlier flavors into my songs.

---
Janne

Top
#318456 - 11/13/15 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

great song as usual
your chords lines are always very harmonics.

Great sound on background.

Very enjoyable.

Sergio


Thanks Sergio for listening and commenting! Listening to your "No more teardrops" right now, beautiful melody, chording and the arrangement smile

---
Janne

Top
#325979 - 12/18/15 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3469
Loc: North Carolina
Hey,

I have a question. How much did Surpreme tracks charge for doing the vocal track and what was the process there? I can't seem to find much about that on their website.

Thanks!!
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com./davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#326024 - 12/18/15 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3033
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Excellent vocal and lyrics. Well done
_________________________
Scott Collingwood
https://soundcloud.com/scottt709

Top
#326086 - 12/18/15 05:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2957
Loc: The Netherlands
Another very cool one Janne!
Very nice arrangement, and very good vocals by Supreme Tracks (these guys could have done the vocals on albums like I Robot and The Turn of a Friendly Card by Alan Parsons, and no one would've noticed the difference :-))

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

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#326123 - 12/18/15 09:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Too Kind [Re: jannesan]
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2013
Loc: Sacramento, California
Pleasant listen, nice harmonies... interesting lyrics, especially some of the word choices, like "milksop".

I'll just leave it at that. laugh
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

Top


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

http://www.bandinabox.com/bb.php?os=win&lang=pt

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 http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=R09Lf3bHjhQ

Forum thread: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=467504

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.)!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=_Px958TmzhA

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: http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#516

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 http://www.pgmusic.com/newsletter.htm.

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 (https://www.facebook.com/pgmusicinc/), Twitter account (https://twitter.com/BandinaBox), 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