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#119747 - 09/12/11 09:51 PM [User Showcase] Re:Batman [Re: PgFantastic]
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I am a huge Batman fan! I used Acid Music Studio 6 for this one, it is A hard rock number. Hope you can give it a listen. The style is a little out of my comfort zone. It is number 45 in the 50/90 Challenge.

45. BATMAN
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#119748 - 09/13/11 09:46 PM [User Showcase] Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: PgFantastic]
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This song is all Band in A Box. Got up this morning and the words just started flowing. Praise to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!



46. I Will Finally Be Home
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#119749 - 09/14/11 07:32 PM [User Showcase] Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: PgFantastic]
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This song I did something a little different. There are no Band in a Box tracks on this one. I actually played the guitar and piano myself. Not at the same time of course, ha, ha. The piano is my Yamaha Psr e203 Played through Reason. The Flat Top is my Takamine Ef341 I mic'ed it using a Samson C01 Condensor Mic. As always with a gospel song it is more about the message. I realized today just how much I love band in a box. lol.

47. One Day, One Place
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#119750 - 09/15/11 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: PgFantastic]
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The Harmonica and Drums are real tracks, the bass, lead, and piano are midi. Song 48 of the 50/90 challenge is complete. The challenge for this week was to write about a 50/90er, I wrote about them all.

48. Here's To All The 50/90er's
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#119751 - 09/17/11 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: PgFantastic]
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I love # 47 almost made me cry ,Ok it did ! Love it Robert I praise GOD for you!

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#119752 - 09/17/11 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: Tommyc]
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Thanks Tommyc for listening and commenting! God bless you!
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#119753 - 09/18/11 12:10 AM [User Showcase] Re:You Never Know What Words Will Be Your Last [Re: PgFantastic]
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I was not going to do a song today, but then I saw the title of this song in the newspaper and the lyrics just started coming. It is number 49 in the 50/90 challenge. It was not a certain style. It is a swing 8 with realtrack ukulele, bass, harmonica and drums.

49. You Never Know What Words Will Be Your Last
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#119754 - 09/18/11 01:22 PM [User Showcase] Re:You Never Know What Words Will Be Your Last [Re: PgFantastic]
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Bob, I have been listening to your songs and I must say you are one very versatile songwriter. Your lyrics are great, as is your vocals. “A Photograph of You in my Heart” is my favorite thus far, however it was a tough choice to make.

Keep up the great work.

Ps – how can you write such great songs is so little time?
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#119755 - 09/18/11 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re:You Never Know What Words Will Be Your Last [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks MarioD for the kind words. In answer to the question about getting songs done so quickly, Biab is a huge part of it. I am more focused on writing, so now I turn anything I hear that stands out into lyrics. I usually take the idea and type it into a program called Lyricist. I then open the internet to rhymezone. Lyricist has a rhyming dictionary but it is not as advanced as rhymezone, I also open the thesaurus. I then open Biab to start entering chords. A few of the songs I actually loaded the demo song in Biab, muted the melody and wrote the Lyrics around it. When I joined the 50/90 challange, it sounded impossible. But like anything else the more you do it, your mind works even when you sleep. A couple of the songs I woke up singing. I usually write the song the night before and then record the vocals and mix the next. I pray for the words as well. Sorry for being so long winded in reply, hopefully this can help someone new to songwriting.
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#119756 - 09/19/11 11:24 PM [User Showcase] Re:Jesus Christ Is The Living God [Re: PgFantastic]
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Here is Song 50 in the 50/90 Challenge. I actually have 2 more to do between now and Octorber 1st. 2 of the 50 were collab work, so I am not counting them, so I only have 48 that I actually wrote myself, but the site shows 50. Get it? I'm confused, LOL.

50. Jesus Christ Is The Living God
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#119757 - 09/22/11 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re:I Am From The USA [Re: PgFantastic]
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This is song 51 in the 50/90 challenge. The challenge this week was to write about something that I had not written about during the challenge. I chose the good ole USA. It is all realtracks.

51. I Am From The USA
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#119758 - 09/25/11 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re:I Am From The USA [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hey Robert I'm from there too ! Good Job !

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#119759 - 09/25/11 08:26 PM [User Showcase] Re:I Am From The USA [Re: Tommyc]
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Thanks Tommyc.
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#119760 - 09/27/11 12:01 AM [User Showcase] Re:This Is The Day The Lord Has Made [Re: PgFantastic]
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This is song 52 on the 50/90 challenge. I wanted to make sure I reached the goal of 50 solo songs. 2 songs were collaborations. I may do the last weekly challenge and then I will be done. Thanks to everyone who has took the time to listen to these and for the feedback. Everyone on this forum is always so helpful and courteous. Thanks! I would suggest to everyone next year to sign up and try the 50/90 challenge, even if you do not get 50 done it will keep you writing. Thanks to BIAB, I could never have gotten this done without it.

52. This Is The Day The Lord Has Made
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#119761 - 09/28/11 08:28 PM [User Showcase] Re:Just To Have You [Re: PgFantastic]
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This is the last of the 50/90 songs I will be posting. It has been FUN! Thanks again for the kind words, tips and encouragement. Pg is my favorite forum of all I go to. This weeks challenge was to take a song that you had not finished or that needed to be worked on and finish it. It was funny about a week before this challenge, I was going through some notebooks and found this song. I wrote it originally at 15 after my girlfriend, who would become my wife had broken up with me. Sadly we divorced after 26 years, so the sentiment is still about the same. The original lyrics had a line that was blasphemous, so I was never comfortable singing this song. . I changed those lyrics and did some other rewriting to get this new version. Thanks again to all!

53. Just To Have You
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Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - Special Upgrade Pricing Until May 31, 2017!

On April 20 we released Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac with over 80 new features, 202 New RealTracks, and more!

To celebrate this release, we are offering special pricing on Upgrade packages (up to 50% off!) until May 31st!

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Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Windows Build 464 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 464) here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#464

Added: The RealTracks Settings dialog now has a choice of low/medium/high for Elastique stretching quality, instead of just high quality on or off (high quality off meant medium).
Fixed: Chord sheet fonts were limited to a maximum size that would not quite fill the cells. This would cause superscript extensions to sit too high above the roots.
Fixed: Elastique stretching items were missing from the RealTracks Settings dialog.
Fixed: If pasting a single line of text into a layer using the layer context menu, nothing would be pasted.
Fixed: If pasting multiple lines of text into a layer, the last line would be skipped.
Fixed: Shift+Arrow keys were not working to highlight regions on the chord sheet.
Fixed: The "Select Hi-Q MIDI Patch Plugin" menu item should be available to the Melody, Soloist, and Thru tracks.
Fixed: The Help button in the MultiDrums dialog did not do anything
Fixed: The media player in the Hi-Q patch dialog did not have a volume control.
Fixed: The number pad keys 0, 1, 2 would trigger looping features are inappropriate times (eg. when in the song memo, or when selecting the chorus ending bar, etc.)
Fixed: The visual metronome would take over the StylePicker window when playing song demo.
Fixed: When running Band-in-a-Box with factory settings the floating mixer would appear in the top left corner of the screen the first time it was opened.
Fixed: When the "auto-resize" is enabled for the floating mixer, stopping playback should only move it back to the maximized position if it was in that position prior to playback.

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - Toolbar Modes #TipTuesday

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac offers you more control over your toolbars!

With the redesigned GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017, there are now 3 modes for the toolbar! To switch between them, use the the Mode Selector buttons (located at the top left of the screen).

The three modes are:
1. Smaller, configurable toolbar with tabbed interface.
There's a [CUSTOM] tab in this mode that lets you select buttons you want to see in the order you want!

2. Taller toolbar with fixed on-screen Mixer, useful for people with hi-res screens.
All your buttons are there!

3. DAW Mode.
This makes a small screen, always on top, useful for drag and drop of files to your favorite DAW.

#TipTuesday Want a faster way to switch between your custom toolbar and the taller toolbar? Just select Cmd-T!

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Special Pricing - Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand Until May 31!

We're offering all three volumes of the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand! for the special price of $29 until May 31st! (reg: $49)

Anyone familiar with our RealTracks will recognize the name Quinn Bachand - his RealTracks collection includes the Celtic guitar, Bodhran, Irish Bouzouki, and banjo!

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