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#318674 - 11/15/15 02:05 AM [User Showcase] Waiting For The Reaper Man
jannesan Offline
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Waiting For The Reaper Man

I hope there is room for one more "Life is hard and then you die" blues song smile I don't usually like blues style of music, though I make blues songs that mock at blues. This song however had a title first and it needed a blues song around it. Maybe also the chilly autumn gave an important ingredient to the lyrics. And Band-in-a-box had the right instruments to finalize that idea.

I saved the video from BIAB, mixed the song in Adobe Audition and replaced the original audio track with that mix. I used keying to let my autumn footage shine through the BIAB background.

Band-in-a-box instruments

RealDrums: Nashville128^09-Snare

RealTracks:

Electric Bass Blues #564
Electric Guitar HeldChords Gritty #2535
Electric Guitar #867 Direct (Effect: Amblitube 3-'60 Brit Crunch)
Electric Guitar Blues #565
Electric Guitar Blues Solo #568
Slide Guitar Blues #570
Acoustic Guitar Pick #526
Acoustic Piano Solo-Acc #895
Sax Alto Solo #1055
Organ Blues #675

MIDI instruments:

Piano from AG_SOUL.STY, VST Gentleman

Vocals by Supreme Tracks

Lyrics:

I hate doctors telling bad news
ignorance is bliss
I rather die smile on my face
vegetables I'll never miss.

Shiftless, cannot do it by myself
headstrong, cannot beg for any help
the conclusion plan I'll keep on waiting
for the reaper man.

I hate pushing selling my soul
like a prostitute
CVs and dating profiles
when I'm not handsome or cute.

[Chorus]

I hate being stray in this life
short of GPS
Misfit in callous places
crop of weed was not success.

[Chorus]

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Janne

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#318678 - 11/15/15 02:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
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Janne, what an interesting song. Some nice twists, good use of the minor keys, and the phrasing was quite unique.

Another great addition was the backing on the video, replacing white with the vision.

Harmonies and overdubbing was quite well done

Good job
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#318685 - 11/15/15 05:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
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This is very interesting. It reminds me of Pink Floyd.
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#318690 - 11/15/15 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
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Very cool tune. Loved the video as well.
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#318766 - 11/15/15 10:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
dcuny Offline
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As Scott said - cool! Not at all what I expected, and a good listen.
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#318928 - 11/17/15 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: VideoTrack]
jannesan Offline
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Janne, what an interesting song. Some nice twists, good use of the minor keys, and the phrasing was quite unique.

Another great addition was the backing on the video, replacing white with the vision.

Harmonies and overdubbing was quite well done

Good job



Thanks for a very analytic comment smile I'm glad to hear you found so many interesting details in the song smile

Thanks David S for commenting, unfortunately I have no idea how to associate my blues song to Pink Floyd, but sounds like it belongs to good company wink

Scott C & David C: Thanks for commenting and "cooling" my song smile

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Janne

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#318970 - 11/17/15 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: VideoTrack]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Janne, what an interesting song. Some nice twists, good use of the minor keys, and the phrasing was quite unique.

Another great addition was the backing on the video, replacing white with the vision.

Harmonies and overdubbing was quite well done

Good job



I think Trevor said it well. I think the RTs you selected worked great together. Great job on EVERYTHING!! Take care. Greg

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#318971 - 11/17/15 02:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: David Snyder]
RnAM Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is very interesting. It reminds me of Pink Floyd.


we agree! Definitely has a Pink Floyd feel to it, the video is very well done.
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#319117 - 11/18/15 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
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This is really super. Wow what a great chord progression! You vocals were super also as were the backing tracks.

I really don't know what genre one would put this in but who cares!

This is a keeper!
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#319216 - 11/19/15 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: MarioD]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 432
Loc: Finland
Thanks Greg for your kind comment. I like your Coconut Rum song, wonderful lyrics, especially the ending smile

Thanks R&AM for commenting, and mentioning PF again smile

Mario, I'm super thankful for your comment smile I'm glad you liked about the chords and vocals!

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Janne

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PG Music News
RealBand 2017 Patch Update Available! (Build 8)

Attention RealBand 2017 users - the latest patch update (build 8) is available, and can be downloaded here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2017 Build 8:
Fixed: Empty MIDI SuperTracks and Best Soloist dialogs.
Fixed: After the end of a song, it would continue to play silence if Always On MME was enabled.
Fixed: CPU meter would say "PT" during bootup.

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Windows Patch Update 468 Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows users - the latest patch update (468) is available, and can be downloaded here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2017 Build 468:
Fixed: Various popup dialogs (eg editing volume on mixer) might appear partially off screen.
Fixed: Setting "Audio Master (Base) Tempo" does not take effect until reloading the song.
Fixed: If importing audio while launching the Audio Chord Wizard, the wrong audio master tempo is set, causing the audio track to never be in sync with the style.
Fixed: Dragging to the WAV quadrant of the drop station would ignore the "Drag Master as separate tracks" setting.
Fixed: The [Edit Soloist] and [Edit Melody] buttons in the Event List Editor dialog did not work.
Fixed: Disabling "Draw interpolation" would cause random lines between sample points in the Audio Edit window.
Fixed: If a THRU harmony is selected, then Band-in-a-Box would freeze when soloing the Soloist or Thru tracks.
Fixed: Changing the color setting for "Window background" in the Audio Edit window had no effect.
Fixed: Hitting [Cancel] in the Audio Edit Settings dialog would cause a random zoom to occur.
Fixed: The [Sample] button in the Audio Edit window would zoom in to the far left of the screen, rather than to the cursor.
Fixed: If opening a song that was saved in the Mac version, a random character would be inserted at the beginning of these lead sheet fields: "Style", "Tempo", "Copyright", "Composer", and "Composer2".
Fixed: When exporting a video of the chord sheet, the the resulting video might be cropped.
Fixed: The drop station would take a few seconds to respond during the first attempt to drag and drop.

Band-in-a-Box® Video Tutorial VHS - #TBT

WOW - Look at what we came across! The Inside Band-in-a-Box Instructional Video Series for Band-in-a-Box Version 7!

Take a look...

These covered so many different topics... we needed 2 VHS tapes! From the basics of entering a song, chords, transposing, notation, recording a melody, etc. to advanced features like working with harmonies, secrets to the StyleMaker, drum patters, recording patterns and more, these videos were a hit!

Video - Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools

Are you a Pro Tools user? Have you seen our video, Using Band-in-a-Box to Supercharge Pro Tools?

Watch it now to learn how the powerful combination of Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools can boost your music creativity: Video - Using Band-in-a-Box to Supercharge Pro Tools

YouTube Find - My First Backing Track, First YouTube Video

We love that YouTube user Rick Mccann posted a video playing along with his first backing track using Band-in-a-Box!

Watch - First YouTube Video

What a great job - hopefully we see more from Rick!

User Tip - Differences Between the 'Regular' and Audiophile Version... #TipTuesday

Long time program user and forum member Matt Finley had shared his tip regarding the Audiophile version of Band-in-a-Box earlier this year, and it's still valid today!

If you've ever wondered what the difference between the 'regular version' of Band-in-a-Box and the Audiophile version, make sure you read through his forum post: Tip: differences between the 'regular' and audiophile version - it's well written, and always great to hear about the program from fellow users!

The Audiophile Version includes the entire contents of the EverythingPAK and adds the uncompressed WAV or AIFF files for all the included RealTracks & RealDrums! Learn more about the Audiophile version: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.audiophile.htm

Band-in-a-Box® User Feedback - Wow!

There are so many ways to get in touch with people these days... phone, email, social networking, etc.... so of course we hear more feedback from program users these days!
...and here's what they're saying:

"I discovered Band in a Box about a year ago. I hesitated several times before purchasing it as I couldn't quite believe it was going to be as good as the hype. I eventually relented and I can honestly say, it's an incredible program and does some amazing things. As a songwriter, it's an indispensable tool and I can't imagine not having it."
-Vince C.

"I bought the first band in a box for my Atari 1040 ST and I used it for at least 10 years before upgrading to a Windows computer. After real drums, and then real tracks, came out I have upgraded every December since. The program is absolutely inspired and inspirational."
-Kirk O.

"Not everyone can find or afford real musicians to assist them when writing songs - and if working from home, as many songwriters do, there might not be room for them. Band In A Box does the next best thing and takes recordings of real musicians performing, then makes the material available pretty much in real time, in a form that adapts to your own composition by following the chord sequences. Hard to explain simply, but fairly amazing in practice."
-Steve C.

"Great tool for musicians - and the drummer keeps a steady beat!!"
-Maurice A.

"Great for learning new songs. I was weak on country rock songs and with the combination of using Riffstation and BIAB I am able to creat my own backup track for live performance and practicing songs with easier chording... Thanks PG!"
-Laurent C.

"I have it since 2001, use it all the time, great program!"
-John F.

"Thank you Band in a Box. I am a songwriter, and don't play several instruments, so I love being able to wear 2 hats and write and produce, and then later record vocals... You have probably saved me months/years on my project. Excellent tool. Thanks again!"
-Randy A.

"Didn't think I would ever go down that road but got roped into it by another muso friend, bought it and now loving it!"
-Fred P.

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