You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#156915 - 04/14/12 10:15 AM Could BIAB write a hit song?
leonard1962 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/22/11
Posts: 104
Loc: Groveland,Fl
I'm just wondering if by chance BIAB would make up a melody that was so catchy it could be a hit? Has anyone ever made up a song with BIAB that just grabbed you and made you think it could be a hit? Who would get the credit if it did? Remember when you first heard a favorite song and you thought wow, listen to that melody and catch that riff it's so catchy.Can BIAB do that or is that just a pipe dream?

Top
#156916 - 04/14/12 10:37 AM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: leonard1962]
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 4979
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Most people wouldn't advertise it if they did write their hit song with BIAB... but if I had a way to prove it, I would bet money that you have heard more than one hit song that originated with BIAB at one stage or another
_________________________
DISCLAIMERS:
1) It's just my opinion
2) Your mileage may vary
3) I agree that other factors beside those mentioned here also apply
4) I have no desire to fight. If my post came across that way, then you probably missed my point
5) Caveat Emptor

Top
#156917 - 04/14/12 11:08 AM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: Pat Marr]
seeker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 2491
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA
You have to be patient using the generating capabilities, but with repeated trys and changes while doing this some very nice melodies do come up.
"Jethro's" rule number 87....soon as you hear a good melody, FREEZE all the tracks
and save under a unique name or version number.

Had a really fantastic melody, did not know about the freeze and blew it away.
Have fun!
_________________________
FrankB

Journey To Beyond 6-06-2014
Win7,APU=AMD QuadA8-5500,16GB,1TeraHD,Beats Audio
PG Every 2014,Alesis 12USB, Sonar X3 Prd

Top
#156918 - 04/14/12 01:17 PM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: seeker]
Robh Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 3990
Loc: California
I think a good base of tracks could be made, and with a little tweaking somethin awesome could grow from it.

You have to write music, and not expect a software program to do it all.

I could have the best tools made, but still not build the best cabinets, unless i learn to use, and control those tools.
_________________________
Toshiba dual core Win 7 4 gig ram, BiaB, Realband, Studio one Producer, Melodyne, Gibson S-1, Carvin 980 Cobalt acoustic, Ovation legend 12 string, clone jazz bass, Fender Mustang III amp, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL interface, TC Helicon voiceworks.

Top
#156919 - 04/14/12 07:22 PM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: Robh]
jazaddict Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 123
Yep...control your tool....good advice.

Top
#156920 - 04/14/12 07:23 PM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: Robh]
Kemmrich Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 1502
Quote:

...Could BIAB write a hit song?...




Nope, hit songs need artists that make the public want to buy stuff.

Kevin
_________________________
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The 'hard' is what makes it great."
Kevin on Soundclick

Top
#156921 - 04/15/12 04:29 AM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: Kemmrich]
PhillyJazz Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 315
Loc: Philly
Under the "Infinite number of Monkeys" theory, conceivably. You can start to detect a certain sameness when you listen to several BIAB melodies one after another. I am pretty sure it'll never write "Body and Soul" again. That being said, I have heard a lot of show tunes and bossas with less "seeming" originality as BIAB.
_________________________
Jan - Quad Core Intel Core i7 3.4 (clocked to 4.4)
16B DDR3
Win 7 64-bit
Samsung SSD Boot drive,other internal and USB drives.
M-Audio Fast Track Ultra
Ketron SD4
Onkyo TX-SR606 amp.

Top
#156922 - 04/18/12 03:31 AM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: Kemmrich]
Tim Lawrence Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 348
Loc: Long Beach California. United ...
I don't know about BIAB writing a hit song, but there isn't a day goes by that I'm not inspired by BIAB to compose an original tune.
It's usually something I hear while trying out different styles that sparks the beginnings of an original melody and chord progression.
Sometimes even the lyrics as well.
I honestly don't think I would write near as many songs with out BIAB as my inspiration.

I've never tried the automatic composing features yet, but keep meaning to.
Especially the automatic composing of chord progressions.

Tim

Top
#156923 - 04/18/12 05:05 AM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: Tim Lawrence]
ROG Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 1362
Loc: York, England
Quote:

I would bet money that you have heard more than one hit song that originated with BIAB at one stage or another




+1. Tell it like it is Pat.

I think I might even have heard some which came straight from a casio sequence!

ROG.
_________________________
Whatever gets you through the day...
FREE GUITAR LESSONS, LEAD, CHORDS, BACKING TRACKS
COURS DE GUITARE GRATUITS

Top
#156924 - 04/18/12 10:37 AM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: leonard1962]
LawTunes Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/21/04
Posts: 146
Loc: New York, NY
Every song The LawTunes have ever released has been a hit*, and the vast majority of them were created with BIAB involved somewhere in the process.

And I agree with everything else that has been said here. The LawTunes love BIAB.

----------
*Admittedly, in some instances, the public and music award voters have been dilatory in their recognition of same.
_________________________
www.LawTunes.com: LawTunes - The Musical Scales of Justice - Original Lawyer Rock & Roll

Top
#156925 - 04/23/12 08:29 PM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: PhillyJazz]
Encore Offline
Newbie

Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 13
Hi,

I just purchased band in a box to use for practicing jazz vocals (of a big variety, Jobim and other Brazilian composers, standards, some soulful pop tunes...)as well as possibly, for my mom, who is a longtime lounge singer (a good one) to use live if she decides to continue performing live. I live in Center City. If you would ever like to meet up to give me some band in a box tips or hear some music, let me know. I'd like to trade some tracks eventually.

If you have any of the Norton discs, I would love to hear a few tracks to see what they are like. I can't decide which to buy.

Marco

Top
#156926 - 04/23/12 08:40 PM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: Encore]
Matt Finley Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 11106
Loc: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York an...
Welcome to the forum.

Bob 'Notes' Norton has a very full website that contains audio demos of his styles. Go to www.nortonmusic.com

I can certainly attest to the quality of his work. You should also listen the RealTrack demos on this site.
_________________________
"Brazilian Wish" CD 2-minute preview. Studio recordings of songs composed in Band in a Box.

Top
#156927 - 04/23/12 09:08 PM Re: Could BIAB write a hit song? [Re: Matt Finley]
MikeK Offline
Expert

Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 1476
Loc: Buford, GA (via Germany)
Hit song? I already did it with BIAB.... more than once.... one of them is being played on satellite, the other? Well - it's a hit, but not good enough for the agent I know to pick it up. So, I am not into the fame kind of thing anyhow. I love music. I don't give a darn if anyone dislikes it. As long as I do, it's the kind of music you can't buy in a shop.

Cheers,
Mike
_________________________
Cheers,
Mike

My Music * PC: Avatar FX8366ice AMD FX-8350(4.0GHz) 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD+128GB SSD HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Windows 8 64-Bit. BIAB/RB 2014.

Top


Shout Box (Live chat with other users)

PG Music News
RealTracks Artist Kenny Barron Istanbul Performance!

Kenny Barron teams up with Dave Holland for his latest performance in Istanbul! The performance is being held on Friday, October 31st - Click here to learn more about this event.

For a complete list of Kenny's upcoming performances, visit http://kennybarron.com/itinerary/

YouTube Playlist - Tips & Tricks

There's so much Band-in-a-Box can do! Our YouTube Channel: Tips & Tricks playlist takes an in-depth look at many of the features of Band-in-a-Box, offering tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the program!

Video - Woodshedding with Band-in-a-Box

When practicing (or "woodshedding") a tune, it is useful for the tempo to speed up every time the section loops or the song restarts from the beginning. This video will show you how to practice songs or parts of a song at automatically increasing tempos within Band-in-a-Box. Watch the YouTube Video to learn more!

RealTracks Artists “Jump In” to Fight Cancer

The Time Jumpers will be performing for the inaugural Dawn Sears and Friends Benefit for Lung Cancer Research on November 30th in Gallatin, TN. For more event information, visit: http://www.dawnsearsandfriends.com
The Time Jumpers band includes RealTracks Artists Andy Reiss, Jeff Taylor, Kenny Sears & Paul Franklin!

Video - UserTracks Tutorial

A few years ago, PG Music introduced RealTracks - audio tracks that replace the MIDI track for that instrument, and can be controlled just like the MIDI instrument (volume changes, muting etc.). Now with Band-in-a-Box 2014 you have the ability to create your own RealTracks!

To make your own RealTracks, simply record tracks in any DAW, name your UserTracks, and add them to the UserTracks folder in Band-in-a-Box. They are now ready to use, the same as you use other RealTracks! Watch the YouTube Video: UserTracks Tutorial to learn more!

RealTracks Artists Ron Carter and Kenny Barron Team Up!

Check out this great article about the busy year Ron Carter and Kenny Barron have had: The Thrasher Dream Trio--Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter, and Kenny Barron--Completes Massive Year with Its Second Chart-Topping Recording.

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac German Patch

Das deutsche Update-Handbuch ist nun in das Gesamthandbuch eingearbeitet worden und wurde auch an vielen anderen Stellen überarbeitet.

Mehr...

Forum Stats
22152 Members
37 Forums
30462 Topics
243309 Posts

Max Online: 1063 @ 07/10/13 09:12 AM
Newest Members
yoharry, jgottlied, tracywitt, nig, AndyPipkin

22151 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 162
Noel96 119
c_fogle 118
dcuny 111
R & AM 101
Guitarhacker 90
floyd jane 83
90 dB 81
Greg Johnson 71
solidrock 71
Today's Birthdays
bill-hilly, Deigh, Digital Angel, e7000