Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
#255764 - 07/08/14 12:45 PM Pleasant Anticipation
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2249
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi all,

we are waiting for summer to return. So I think it's time to post this title.
It is the first song I did with BiaB. I had ordered Biab in June 2012, two months before my retirement, when I wanted to start making music again. But I was so curious and couldn't wait. And so I did this song with the appropriate title.
In the beginning I mixed in Realband. But in August 2012 I made a remix with reaper. I don't know why I haven't posted it yet.
Here it is: Pleasant Anticipation
RTs used:
RealDrums: FusionBusyTerryClarke^1-a,b:Blastix, Ride
RT514:Bass,El,Funk Slap Ev100
RT1437:Piano,El,JazzFunkGroovin 110 RT1435:Gtr,El,Rh,JzFnkGrvChord110
RT1651:gitarre,El,Sol,JzFnkEv 110blz
RT475:Sax,Alto,Bossa Ev140
I hope you enjoy.

Latest Song: If

#255769 - 07/08/14 01:15 PM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 2051
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Guenter !!!:))

How nice a tune you had wrote !:))
I just love everything about it !
Superb music, and know out for
an evening bike ride !!!:))


#255816 - 07/08/14 10:33 PM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2623
Loc: Kentucky
I can hear this playing on one of the late night tv shows, , great work; thanks for sharing!
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

#255847 - 07/09/14 09:53 AM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2249
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Dani and Robert,

thanks for listening and your kind words.

Latest Song: If

#255850 - 07/09/14 10:17 AM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 3090
Loc: Florida

Sounds great. Excellent mix. The guitar solo was "new" to me - might have to try that in something...



#255855 - 07/09/14 11:27 AM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 1850
Loc: South Carolina
That was 'pleasant gratification' to listen to. Very well done.

BiaB Everything Pak 2015; Windows 7 64 bit

#255877 - 07/09/14 06:42 PM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
gruverider Offline

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 823
very enjoyable song

really dig the solo guitar!

#255887 - 07/09/14 07:46 PM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: gruverider]
MarioD Offline

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 8087
Loc: Hamlin NY
Originally Posted By: gruverider
very enjoyable song

really dig the solo guitar!

A BIG +1
Politics is made up of two words. Poly meaning many and ticks meaning small blood sucking insects!

There are only two things in my bucket list, Ice and Beer!

#255907 - 07/09/14 10:59 PM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 1681
Loc: Davis, CA
Everything about this worked for me! Really enjoyable, well produced, and interesting! Great work. Take care. Greg

#255929 - 07/10/14 10:01 AM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2249
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Floyd, Charlie, Lawrence, Mario and Greg,

thanks for listening and commenting.
And yes, Carlos Eduardo is a great guitar player.
You can imagine the joy I had working with such fine
musicians on my first BiaB song. Thanks PGMusic!

Latest Song: If

#255996 - 07/11/14 02:17 AM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
JosieC Offline

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 1258
Loc: South Africa
Hi Guenter. What a lovely story to go with this lovely tune!
Joanne Cooper singer/songwriter
Subscribe to my Youtube Channel
Like my Facebook page

#256000 - 07/11/14 04:02 AM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
RichMac Offline

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1069
Loc: New Zealand
Hi Guenter. this has a sort of broadway show song feel to me. Nice and swingy. Cheers.
SoundCloud -- My Page

Grew old too fast and smart too slow - Paycheck.

#256066 - 07/11/14 02:53 PM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 2348
Well, summer is here for us and it wasn't with much anticipation!
The high temps and humidity cut into our non-musical activities
of hiking, biking and kayaking but, hey, more time to listen to
good music and this is definitely good, actually, great music.
As already mentioned the guitar is a super choice. And, yep, it too
reminds me of a show tune or theme. Cool production!

#256083 - 07/11/14 06:05 PM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 1480
Loc: Florida
Guenter, that gave me a real work out. That guitar is moving. I enjoyed the changes. Nice job. Tom

#256118 - 07/11/14 09:47 PM Re: Pleasant Anticipation [Re: boehm]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2249
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Josie, Richard, Janice & Bud and Tommy,

thanks for listening and your nice comments.

Latest Song: If

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

PG Music News
Video - Using Drag-and-Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

One of the GUI Enhancements added with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac was to the Drop Station.
Now a folder opens after copying to drop box, Drag Drop or another folder.

We've made a short (7:23) video showing how to use Drag-and-Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac, here.

There are even more video resources available that touch on the Drag-and-Drop feature!
Band-in-a-Box for Mac - Exporting songs to DAWs
Drag-and-Drop with Band-in-a-Box!

#MotivationModay - Your Video Testimonial = a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

This summer we began a Video Testimonials project, and reached out to Band-in-a-Box users requesting a 2-10 minute video telling the viewer about their Band-in-a-Box experience.

And... we got a GREAT response! Check out all of the current Video Testimonials here:

But, we're not done! If you'd like to submit a video, we'd love to see it! AND - if we use your video we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

Visit this forum post for more information.

Making Medleys with Band-in-a-Box

RealTracks Medleys are special groups of RealTracks that play in sequence. This tutorial shows you how to make your own medleys with the RealTracks feature in Band-in-a-Box:

When it comes to Medleys, we don't stop there! With a previous release of Band-in-a-Box Version 2008 for Windows, we added a feature called the Medley Maker. This feature is great tool if you are wanting to make a medley of various songs you've created with Band-in-a-Box!

Inside the Medley Maker, which is accessed through the Song Form [AABA] button (the one with the pencil), simply select the songs that you want, and Band-in-a-Box will make the medley for you. A medley is not simply joining songs together - a good medley uses a "transition" area between songs to introduce the new style, key, and tempo. The Medley Maker automatically creates a nice transition area for you, writing in chords that would smoothly transition to the next song, style, key, and tempo!

The 2008 New Features Video is available here:

Video - Instant Preview Feature in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

Another one of the new features released with Band-in-a-Box 2015 was the Instant Preview feature, which is highlighted in this video:

The Instant Preview works with UserTracks, Loops, RealTracks, and SuperTracks!

#TBT - The 2002 Release of PowerTracks Pro Audio 8!

In June of 2002 we released PowerTracks Pro Audio 8. There were more than 30 new features for seamlessly integrated MIDI/Digital Audio music production released at that time - take a look at the video highlighting the "new" version:

The "New Features" released with PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 Included...
New 32-bit Version! PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 has been totally rebuilt as a full 32-bit engine for seamless operation in Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.
Amazing New Chord Wizard! Load in any MIDI file, PowerTracks MIDI sequence file, or even a work-in-progress, and the amazing New Chord Wizard will intelligently figure out the chords and display them in the Notation Window and the new Chords Window. Chord symbols are an essential component of playing by ear, so most musicians who play by ear should find this new feature indispensable! The New Chords Window displays the chords in a selectable font and size, and is fully editable. It also has part markers (compatible with Band-in-a-Box) so that you can easily mark sections of your sequence.
Real Time DirectX Effects! PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 supports real time DirectX effects for live playback and monitoring, and even includes loads of great effects for free! PowerTracks also has real time DirectX plug-in groups in which up to four chained plug-ins can be used at once. Effects groups can be saved and loaded along with their settings, making it easy to use the same settings with multiple projects. The postproduction DirectX window also supports effects chains with up to four plug-ins.

FREE DirectX Plug-ins!
Awesome Audio Features!
Updated MIDI Features!
Enhanced Notation Features!
...and (of course) MUCH MORE!

Click here to learn more about PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.

Emailing Your Band-in-a-Box Song

One of the many new features we added with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac was the "Email Song as Attachments" feature, which will come in handy - we promise!

The Email Song dialog allows you to choose what files you want to email:
- the song (.MGU or .SGU)
- the style (.STY)
- the extended style (.STX) (if any)
- a rendered audio file (choice of AIFF, M4A, WAV)
- Audio track (if any)
- Performance track (if any)
Pressing the [Send Email] button will launch your default mail application and prepare a new message with files attached.

You can also email a Drop station file. After you drag a track button to the Drop station, right-click on the Drop station and select the Email the drop station file menu item.

Check out the 2015 New Features video clip (@ 44 min): and Tobin will show you how!
(it's a really quick clip - just 40 seconds is all you'll need!)

New Band-in-a-Box Testimonial Video by Tony Lee Glenn

We came across Tony Lee Glenn's YouTube channel not too long ago. He'd posted a video called "Getting Started with Band In A Box 2014 - Easy Royalty Free Music" which we thought was really well done!

When we approached Tony to thank him for making such a great video, he was more than happy to make a Video Testimonial for us to share!

Here's a link to his Band-in-a-Box testimonial:

Learn more about Tony here.

All of the User Testimonials can be viewed here:

Forum Stats
23826 Members
38 Forums
36369 Topics
287896 Posts

Max Online: 1591 @ 03/15/15 04:12 PM
Newest Members
otusoqo, lucas79, bcgreen24, JohanDeGreyze, kehaulani

23825 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
SRP 142
90 dB 139
Guitarhacker 136
VideoTrack 136
solidrock 131
Charlie Fogle 119
Matt Finley 117
RichMac 110
Greg Johnson 106
tommyad 104
Today's Birthdays
Herschel Dirtwater, steely