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#182623 - 12/03/12 01:39 PM [User Showcase] New Song - How Wonderful You Are
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1625
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Hi all,

I have been out of circulation for a couple months, so I thought I better post something before I forget how to!

This is a worship song I actually wrote a few years ago, but never got around to recording it. I coerced my wife into doing the vocals on it. The music is a combination of RealTracks/RealDrums, along with a good bit of orchestration I played, using Garritan Personal Orchestra. I hope you enjoy it!

How Wonderful You Are

Here are the RT's/RD's used...

RealTracks in song: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1543:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1595:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Pop8thsSteady Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1597:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsArp Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1703:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Country12-8Brent Sw 065
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: PraiseWorshipShine^02-a:Kick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
Steve Young
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

#182624 - 12/03/12 01:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Steve Young]
Kemmrich Offline

Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 1815
A masterful mixing of all the realtracks and the vocals!!!! By the way, your wife is a mucho super singer. This is a great production -- well done across the board.

I went ahead and threw my computer and musical instruments out the back door and stomped around on them (ha, ha). I am humbled.
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#182625 - 12/03/12 02:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Kemmrich]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5893
Loc: Florida

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! Everything about it. A beautiful song. The orchestration is terrific. The mix is a match for the quality of the song, the instrumentation and the singing. And OH! that singing. Man, that woman is a keeper! What a voice! Gorgeous!

Great selection of tracks, as always.

You need to write a duet for the two of you to do.

Did I mention.. I like it!

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#182626 - 12/03/12 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Steve Young]
George Nelson Offline

Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1177
Loc: Scotland
Hi Steve,

Magical, not many songs fill my soul, but this one does.

Great work.
Singing Beautiful.
Orchestration superb.

Best regards
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#182627 - 12/03/12 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: George Nelson]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2121
Loc: Sacramento, California
I always look forward to listening to your songs, and this one doesn't disappoint.

Your wife has a great voice. Nice build and orchestration - I love the timpani roll!

I've never had much luck with orchestrating brass, and GPO has a been a bit of a disappointment in that category. So it's good to hear someone having success there.

The only nit - the instruments (in particular, the guitars) are very in front, and seem to overpower the voice, especially in the beginning. Then again, I'm listening through cheap headphones.

Thanks for posting!
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

#182628 - 12/03/12 08:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: dcuny]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4136
Hey Steve,

Been missing you around here. Beautiful song. Love the vocal and the harmonies. They could've been mixed maybe a stitch louder - I'm listening on headphones. Still a great mix and what a pleasure to listen to the way you weave RT's with an orchestra.

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#182629 - 12/04/12 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Sundance]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Great voice, harmonies, instruments, orchestration and mix.
It's really wonderful.


#182630 - 12/04/12 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: boehm]
gibson Offline

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
Loc: wales
What can I say that has not been already said. I agree with Josie maybe the vox could be a little louder but otherwise excellent.
And floyd jane is right we now need a duet with you and the wife

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#182631 - 12/04/12 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: boehm]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Beautiful piece of music. The harmonies are lush and powerful. Your wife has a wonderful voice. Music is great as always with you, love the crescendo. Thanks for sharing, God bless, wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!
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#182632 - 12/04/12 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: PgFantastic]
seeker Offline

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 4047
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA

Agree with all the accolades above.

Your wife's voice is so beautiful.

Say thanks to your wife, and also thanks for sharing your hard work and music.

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#182633 - 12/04/12 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Steve Young]
Achordocaster Offline

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 531
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
Well it's all been said, but I'll certainly 2nd it!

Beautiful voice, great mix! What's not to love??

I agree the vox could come just a little.


#182634 - 12/04/12 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Achordocaster]
SpaceDog Offline

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 938
Loc: Maryland
Outstanding. What a glorious song!

#182635 - 12/04/12 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: SpaceDog]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6465
Loc: South Louisiana
It's all been said, I am sitting here listeing with jaw dropped on the floor at your wife's wonderful voice.

Merry Christmas!
Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

#182636 - 12/05/12 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Danny C.]
Tano Music Online   content

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 546
Loc: Charlotte, NC
excellent polished...sophisticated, yet simple and clean...all elements working together, loved it.

#182637 - 12/05/12 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Tano Music]
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2657
Nicely done Cuz, your wife sure can sing! I love the mix too! I haven't done much lately either, been too busy with Church stuff.

#182638 - 12/05/12 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Tommyc]
MikeK Offline

Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 2068
Loc: Buford, GA
Steve - I can't get to your song from the office computer. I'll have to check it out later. Not sure what my company has against soundcloud....


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#182639 - 12/05/12 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: MikeK]
Skyline Offline

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2262
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
That's a beautiful piece in every respect - too many to list!
Well done Steve and Mrs Steve.

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#182640 - 12/05/12 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: Skyline]
cubanpete Offline

Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1198
Loc: Florida, USA
Everything above +10! Wow!

Mike B.
Music should be part of your life

#182641 - 12/06/12 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: cubanpete]
MountainSide Offline

Registered: 12/06/11
Posts: 1031
Loc: Lake Keowee, South Carolina
Great to have you back Steve. We welcome your wife too...a beautiful voice!
Win10x64, Intel i7 7700k, 32Gb RAM, 2x1Tb HD, 500Gb NVMe, BIAB 2018v516, RB 2018v5, MOTU 828MK3 audio, MOTU Midi Express XT, Yamaha DX7II, TX802, Motif XS Rack, Roland Fantom XR Rack, Oberheim Matrix 1000, VoiceLive Touch, Kontakt 5.7 SampleTank 3.7

#182642 - 12/07/12 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - How Wonderful You Are [Re: MountainSide]
Pat Marr Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7508
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Wow, Steve... this is better than most of the stuff in my CC music collection! It is at least 10 times better than the stuff I listened to growing up.

when I listen to your songs I always think "Man, I wish *I* had recorded that!"

Based on the old saying that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", I am at a loss to flatter you because I can't even begin to imitate what you and your wife do.

But I am very pleased that you use your awesome talent for praise! Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing.

please consider posting something crummy once in a while. It's a bit embarrassing to park a Yugo beside a whole parking lot full of your MERCEDES

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RealTracks Patch Update for Windows Users

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest RealTracks update patch (519) here.

This patch includes some RealTracks audio updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018. 2018 users should be sure to download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2018 update patch (519), as that patch includes the bulk of the fixes for RealTracks released with 2018. This is a larger download than typical because it updates the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks audio files. There is more information and Audiophile patches available here.

Summary of RealTracks Audio updates:
Improved: There were small issues with the tuning of several Bass styles. This has been fixed for both the original mix and the direct input mix. This affects the following RealTracks:
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- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
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Improved: Audio glitches have been removed from the ends of phrases in the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.

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

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest (free) update patch (519) here.

Summary of changes:
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Added: Help Video button Added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
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Improved: Audio harmonies now used Improved algorithms, and can be easily set using N voices above, M voices below (and have additional functions like duplicate melody, and dup. melody octave below).
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Fixed: Saving a MIDI file would fail unless saving as type 1.
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