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#192652 - 02/01/13 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: 90 dB]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2861
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
I agree with ROG: good song, well mixed and great vocals.
Everything worked well with the images and produced an enjoyable end product.


#192653 - 02/01/13 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: boehm]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 11919
Loc: Australia
Hi Danny,

I remember reading in a recent post of yours that these days you're starting to feel more like you're getting the hang of being a songwriter. In my opinion, this song clearly shows that you are indeed a competent songwriter. Moreover you're an equally competent arranger and mixer and an excellent performer. You're way way past merely "getting the hang of it"!

This is a great composition. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing it. Having a slide show to watch while I listened was the proverbial icing on the cake. Sorry I can't type more but I'm feeling a very strong urge to go back and listen to it again.

All the best,

#192654 - 02/01/13 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Noel96]
Don R Offline

Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 65
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Heya Danny, well done. Thx for posting.

#192655 - 02/01/13 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Danny C.]
rsdean Offline

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2666
Loc: New York

Fun song and a good mix. Nice job.

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#192656 - 02/01/13 08:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: rsdean]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6422
Loc: South Louisiana
90db . . . Thanks for the listen and nice comment. Re: dancing, especially these days I truly believe anything goes . . . what's the old saying, dance like no one is watching? I guess that is a great goal, that I too have not mastered. I will sit on stage with you grazing on the gumbo and boiled seafood, heck I'll even buy the beer!

boem, Don and rsdean . . . thank you so much for the time to listen and the wonderful comments.

Noel . . . what can I say in return after reading your wonderful comments other than the check is in the mail. One caveat it will be you who will have to tell Mario I spent my cannoli money as a reward for your nice comments.

You guys made my day!

Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

#192657 - 02/01/13 09:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Danny C.]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 3958
Hey Danny,

You got dat.
My videos
My songs

Laugh often and love much.

#192658 - 02/02/13 12:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Sundance]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6422
Loc: South Louisiana
Thanks neighbor, I always welcome your input.

Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

#192659 - 02/02/13 06:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Danny C.]
Robh Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4166
Loc: California
Great song Danny, loved it. The guitar work was stellar. One phrase I would change where said after jambalaya I would say crawfish pie. Gives a shout back to ole hank.
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#192660 - 02/02/13 08:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Danny C.]
cubanpete Offline

Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1146
Loc: Florida, USA
Well, what can I say? +10 to everything said above!
Music should be part of your life

#192661 - 02/03/13 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: cubanpete]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6422
Loc: South Louisiana
Robh, it was actually in there for weeks but did not make the final cut. My 1st thought was (like you) everyone would sing that line automatically because of Hank's son. But at final cut I thought that using that strong a line from an iconic song would be a bit to presumptuous on my part. But just between us chickens when I do this song live, sometimes I throw in the Craw fish Pie.

Cubanpete, thanks for the listen and kind words.

Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

#192662 - 02/03/13 10:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Danny C.]
Pat Marr Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7436
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Hey Danny,

I really enjoyed this song... and it reinforces my conviction that there is something extra in songs that are written by performing musicians. To my ears this is clearly the song of a man who has spent a lot of time in front of live audiences. Good job! I see why you get so many bookings!

#192663 - 02/03/13 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Danny C.]
sixchannel Offline

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1502
Beautifully done, both the song and the video.
That kind of thing - a "family" event - has all but disappeared in the UK.
And dancing OUTSIDE and IN THE DAYLIGHT???!! Unthinkable!
We holidayed in Longboat Key, Florida in September and these kind of things are "normal". Made me very jealous.
More of the same please Sir.
Old Guys Rule.The older I get,the better I was!

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#192664 - 02/03/13 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: Pat Marr]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6422
Loc: South Louisiana

Thank you for the kind words and observation re: live gigging as that is exactly what I want to do with my recordings, record them as if they were played to a live audience. In fact 99% of the time before I put anything in the can I play it at least 5-6 time before my audiences, with many tweaks and often as many style and lyric changes as well during these trial runs. Many trials and then every once in the while I get it right.

In fact this tune started as a 180 BPM 16 Bar Train, moved to a R&B style and finally to the end result. But BIAB makes these trials so easy these days. Heck I'd hate to think how long a process like this would take 20 years ago.

Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

#192665 - 02/03/13 06:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: On The Bayou [Re: sixchannel]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6422
Loc: South Louisiana

Thanks you for the kind words and time to listen. And yes the family dances are indeed a big part of Louisiana heritage, no matter what part of the world our Louisiana ancestors came from this seems to be a tradition with everyone. Whether it be BBQ in Nawlins, Craw-fish Boils in Acadiana or Shrimp and Crab Boils down where I come from I would say not one weekend passes without some of these family outings and food fest going on. We really like to eat down here!

Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

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PG Music News
Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication:

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me":

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows boasts more than 50 new features... and a lot of the new features fill the requests posted by program users!

Some of these include:

Q. I am learning guitar. The RealTracks are very helpful in that I can hear great guitar players, and most of the tracks have tab and notation as well. But there is much more to guitar, could you include some videos of some of the RealTracks Artists? Because I would learn much more from seeing a guitarist than just hearing them.

A. We have a major new feature called "Video RealTracks." These work and sound like RealTracks, but you get to see a video of the Guitarist (or whatever instrument) playing as well. The amazing thing is that this works with any chord progression you type in. So, if you want to learn to play like the great guitarist Brent Mason, for example, you can type in chords to any progression you are interested in, and then hear and see a video of Brent soloing over your progression. Now you can learn much quicker, as it helps to see how a musician is performing, as well as to hear.

Q. I love the Audio Chord Wizard, as it figures out chords from mp3 and other audio files. But it is a separate program from Band-in-a-Box, and I can’t go back and forth to change things easily.

A. We've solved that, as BiaB 2018 has integrated the Audio Chord Wizard directly into Band-in-a-Box. Now load an audio file into BiaB, open the Audio Edit Window – Audio Chord Wizard mode, and let it automatically figure out the bar lines and chords for the song.

Q. I like to save songs as MP3 files, and can't do this with BiaB, except a very low quality one, 64kbps.

A. We've improved this, by adding support for Windows Media Foundation. This allows you to save MP3 in your choice of resolutions, up to very high 320mpbs. Better still, it works on current versions of Windows (Windows 7,8,10) and also on older versions too (Vista, XP).

We've answered 49 questions - review all of these answers on our forum post "49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box 2018" here.

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows can be reviewed at

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 3 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can update their version with the latest patch, Build 3. Download this patch here

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 3:

Added: Section Numbers supported. All section letter menus now include numbers 1 through 9 in addition to letters A through Z.
Fixed: Section letters in Notation Window were not being resized if the notation was zoomed in/out
Fixed: RealBand might freeze when generating audio harmonies
Fixed: Loading in a BB song (MGU/SGU) or generating realtracks could freeze up the program.
Fixed: Chords in Notation/LeadSheet on 1st beat of a bar were being drawn too close to bar lines.
Fixed: Support for XP and Vista.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 505 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can update their version with the latest patch - Build 505.

This patch can be downloaded here.

Summary of changes for Build 505:

Added: You can now put Section Numbers in your song. Previously you could only use letters A-Z, but now you can use 1-9 as well.
Added:You can now filter styles in the StylePicker for styles that contain Video RealTracks.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error "Procedure entry point MFTEnumEx could not be found in the Dynamic Link Library Mfplat.DLL" while starting up if using Windows Vista.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error message "dwmapi.dll cannot be found" while starting up if using Windows XP.
Fixed: The Transcribe feature in the Audio Edit window was not always working.
Fixed: The Windows Audio Devices dialog might show garbage text for names of devices if not running Band-in-a-Box in English.
Fixed: There was no Quality selector in the Render to Audio File dialog if rendering MP3 on Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: There were visual artifacts in the leadsheet & notation windows when moving the cursor.
Fixed: Using the Transpose or stretching features in the Audio Edit window might cause an access violation if the audio track is mono.
Improved: Band-in-a-Box will start up faster.
Improved: Importing ABC Notation files has been improved.
Updated: Help file and manuals.
Updated: RealTracks Artist bio's.

New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows... Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.
TIP: If you load one of the video RealTracks bands, you will have video RealTracks on 5 tracks, and you can make a video of 1-5 musicians!

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows packages during our December special.
Video RealTracks Set 2: Country TrainBeat Band is included in the 2018 49-PAK, along with 40 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 MIDI SuperTracks, 101 Instrumental Studies, and Artist Performance Set 8: Traditional Songs Sung by Béatrix Méthé.

SPECIAL OFFER: During our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Holiday Special, purchase our "Video RealTracks Set 3-6 Special Bundle Offer" to complete your purchase with the remaining Video RealTracks Sets for the low price of just $49!

Learn more about the new Video RealTracks and see them in action: Video link - "Video RealTracks Sets 1-6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows"

Video - 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows we also released 202 NEW RealTracks (in Sets 278-300)! Listen to all the individual demos here:, or watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 202 New RealTracks Overview Video:

Get all 202 new RealTracks when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade, on sale until December 31st!

NEW! Xtra Styles PAK 4 - Available for both Windows and Mac!

We've just released Xtra Styles PAK 4 with over 150 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and 'Folk and Beyond' styles! These new RealStyles will work with the RealTracks included in any Band-in-a-Box® version 2017 or higher UltraPAK or Audiophile Edition.

To add to the excitement of this release, we're putting all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49)

Listen to all the demos of these new Xtra Styles here, or check out this video:

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