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#150195 - 02/10/12 05:57 PM A couple of BIAB songs
RickeG Offline

Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 484
Hey gang,
I finally got around to uploading my music onto a shared site. Here's the link:

Since this contains a bunch of material from different ideas that evolved with the technology available to me at the time, there are some that were pre-BIAB.

Here are those that I used BIAB with:
Groovie Tubie
Tis So Sweet
A Hall of Oats (used Jamstix for the drums here)
Two Penny
The Berg
Tomorrow's the Day... Promise.

I hope you take the opportunity to listen and share some of your thoughts of how the music moves your mood right on the site.

P.S., Stinks having a day job! Not enough time to play with BIAB like I used to.

Thanks again!

#150196 - 02/11/12 04:58 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: RickeG]
Steve Young Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1275
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX

Nice sound here. Did you play any of the instruments? Sounds like they are pretty much all RealTracks on the songs you listed above (except the Jamstix). What did you use on the other songs. You did a nice job of arranging and mixing. Everything sounds good!

Steve Young
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

#150197 - 02/14/12 11:49 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: Steve Young]
RickeG Offline

Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 484
Thanks Steve. Actually all the guitar parts were from me. I did some bass guitar as well. The other instruments were BIAB, some virtual instruments, and Jamstix for drums.

I really like BIAB's solo sax & trumpet instruments. What I am hoping for is for a future release where we can get a brass section, say for the punches.

Another software I used for the older tracks was JAMMER. Lately, with the use of Jamstix, and virtual instruments I am tweaking BIAB parts in the song to add another dimension to the arrangement. I really like music arrangement the best. One of the guys that has been an influence on me is Pat Williams. He has an incredible album out there called Threshold that really takes arrangement to another level. Anyway, TMI.

I am glad you took the time to listen and enjoyed them!


#150198 - 02/18/12 11:36 AM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: RickeG]
Robh Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4161
Loc: California
I can tell the guitars are you, it has a more real than real track feel. The guitar tones on a hall of Oats is just beautiful.

Now i have to go back and let them play later today when i have some more time.
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#150199 - 03/10/12 12:19 AM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: Robh]
RickeG Offline

Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 484
Thank you for listening Rob. I don't get to the board as much as I used to. I am glad you like the Hall of Oats song. It was a lot of fun to make. I was gong for that Blue eyed soul effect.

#150200 - 03/12/12 01:39 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: RickeG]
SpaceDog Offline

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 745
Loc: Maryland
Wow, what a treasure trove! There wasn't a song I didn't like. How did you do the brass on "Tis' so Sweet"?

#150201 - 03/13/12 10:34 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: SpaceDog]
RickeG Offline

Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 484

Thanks for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the diversity.

The brass in Tis So Sweet comes from from talent of Real Tracks as does all the other horn parts. However, I do one thing that may be unique to the family here, I don't know. I put my "Arranger" hat on and let BIAB roll through several creative takes of solos. I capture those I like and keep them in separate files. I then add them to the Cakewalk file I am building. From there, I pick spots that I keep and delete the others.

Then, in the case of Tis So Sweet, I take the BIAB file for piano, bass, and drums and tweak the breaks or intro inside of Cakewalk so that it gives it that "Smokey street corner under the lamp" imagery of the trumpet solo. The scene as it plays in my head is the trumpeter is playing his horn just outside of a jazz club as he is warming up. The band steps in as he enters the club and begins to join them.

With instrumentals, you have to create the story without words. Only those who have heard me sing can really appreciate the fact that I am now only writing instrumentals! So, the story gets told through the mood and ambience of the music.

I have off this week and will be getting caught up listening to some of the songs here. I am readlly looking forward to hearing them!

Best Regards,

#150202 - 03/14/12 06:29 AM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: RickeG]
Tommyc Offline

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 2008
Nice guitar picking RickeG on A Hall of Oats!

#150203 - 03/14/12 01:27 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: RickeG]
Tim Lawrence Offline

Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 348
Loc: Long Beach California. United ...

good all the way 'round.
Every one a keeper.


#150204 - 03/14/12 02:56 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: Tim Lawrence]
vzudell Offline

Registered: 11/01/00
Posts: 250
Loc: Otter Lake, Michigan
Wow! What a nice collection of unique songs. The instruments amost seems to be speaking. I especially love the trumpet in "Tis So Sweet".

#150205 - 03/15/12 07:02 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: RickeG]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 835
hi rickyg nice playing good tune thanks for sharing eric

#150206 - 06/16/12 06:57 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: F.M.M.]
Musica1 Offline

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 66
I have to say I'm new at BIAB. Excellent work and
quite varied in style.

I can't believe the breathiness in the sax at 0.22
in Smile. I'm a sax player so I know how one should
sound. The other solos parts great, too.

All around, great job!


#150207 - 06/25/12 07:33 AM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: Musica1]
memphis rjames Offline

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 3
Loc: memphis,TN
tis so sweet, well done

r james memphis USA
memphis, guitar,keyboards, BIAB/Realband
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#150208 - 06/25/12 02:09 PM Re: A couple of BIAB songs [Re: memphis rjames]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1479
Sounds nice!

Personally, I like when people post TMI about their arrangements!
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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


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