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#233894 - 01/09/14 10:52 AM [User Showcase] A new user and a new song!
malcolmfhill Offline

Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 13
Loc: Hertfordshire, UK
Hi all, I have only been using Band in a Box and Real Band for a few months and I am still learning (so please be gentle with me!)
This track "Weeping Willow" used BB and Real Band, was recorded and mixed on a SONAR X2 DAW and mastered using the T-Racks 3 mastering suite. I use a Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium HD soundcard.
I think BB and Real Band is the best software package I have ever used!!!

Weeping Willow

I hope the link works. Enjoy. Malcolm.

Edited by malcolmfhill (01/12/14 02:07 AM)
Malcolm F Hill - writer and producer of beautifully relaxing ambient instrumental music.

#233902 - 01/09/14 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5812
Loc: Florida

Welcome! Terrific first post! An enjoyable listen.

Really well mixed - this ain't your first rodeo, I'd say...
Would be nice to hear the electric piano take a lead for part of it..

You've hit the ground running... looking forward to more...

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#233910 - 01/09/14 12:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5608
Nice job .... One of the things I loved in the early days (with BB) was the ability to mix instruments from other genre's into whatever I was working on.

Fiddle and steel guitar for example into jazz or funk...or hard rock...

Imagine the looks from the players of those styles if you tried to get them together in a room to play....

enjoyable listen
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#233916 - 01/09/14 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
JoanneCooper Offline

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2264
Loc: South Africa
Hi Malcolm
Great first tune and wonderful playing. I enjoyed the listen. Very mellow and relaxing

#233919 - 01/09/14 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6463
Loc: South Louisiana
Hi Malcolm,

Very enjoyable listen. Just wondering did you do the fiddle playing in this one?

Welcome aboard!

Danny C.

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#233951 - 01/09/14 03:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5631
Folks here are of the gentle nature even when they have nits to pick...but you've come aboard with a fine production. I like the rhythmic mashup a lot and the fiddle sounds fantastic. Thanks for the post.
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#233963 - 01/09/14 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13055
Loc: Australia
Hi Malcolm,


Welcome! Terrific first post! An enjoyable listen.

Really well mixed - this ain't your first rodeo, I'd say...
Would be nice to hear the electric piano take a lead for part of it..

You've hit the ground running... looking forward to more...


When I read through the comments, I found myself nodding as I read floyd's. I completely agree with what he's said. Welcome to the forum.

All the best,

#233975 - 01/09/14 04:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3303
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Malcolm ! and welcome !!:))

I sure enjoyed your superb first post
and am awaiting more like the rest
of us !!!:))


#233983 - 01/09/14 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2766
Loc: Florida
Malcolm, That was great. Very enjoyable listen. Keep at it. We will waiting for your next one. Thanks for posting. Tom

#234011 - 01/09/14 07:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
cubanpete Offline

Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1186
Loc: Florida, USA
Hi Malcolm, Wonderful first post. I loved the combination of styles, fiddle with smooth jazz combo. Agreed with Floyd about the electric piano solo at some point. I was actually waiting for it, never the less, great song.

Mike B.
Music should be part of your life

#234074 - 01/10/14 02:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
Al-David Offline

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

Welcome to the forums. That was a real sweet listen...we loved it! The fiddle was splendid. You're sounding terrific! best to you...

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#234119 - 01/10/14 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
boehm Offline

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

welcome to the forum.
Very nice mix of styles.
A little bit of variation wouldn't be bad.

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#234172 - 01/10/14 02:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
VideoTrack Offline

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8052
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Malcolm, great arrangement, really liked the instruments and overall layout. A nice listen. The electric piano in the backing fits really well, with nothing getting in the way. Great and interesting choice of instruments. Nice....

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#234176 - 01/10/14 03:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
SpaceDog Offline

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 934
Loc: Maryland
Sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

#234304 - 01/11/14 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: A new user and a new song! [Re: malcolmfhill]
Achordocaster Offline

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 526
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA

Hey your off an runnin' now. Excellent first effort! Keep 'em coming.


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