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#422557 - 07/20/17 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
gruverider Offline

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1434
Man, everything sounds so great! Great song.

#422558 - 07/20/17 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
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Loc: The Netherlands
Yes, David likes this, and so do we!
We especially like the transition to the chorus ( like I commented on SoundCloud).
Nice work once again!

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#422570 - 07/20/17 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
Al-David Offline

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

Di and I were wondering why this isn't on the radio ... then it dawned on us - it's too damned good! This sounds professional as anything out there. Great lyric, backing tracks and a splendid vocal performance. If it gets any better than this, we'd have to call it something besides a song. This is a bar of excellence that few, if any of us, will be able to approach.

BTW, we liked it!

Alan & DI

Edited by Al-David (07/20/17 05:07 PM)
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#422576 - 07/20/17 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
HearToLearn Offline

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 1318
Loc: -
Well FJ, just like every one of your songs, this is my favorite wink I hope that doesn't water down my comments!

Anyway, this made me laugh...

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Hope you have a party blast for July 4th and write a song about drinking, cussin', hollerin' and screamin' and howling at the moon for pure drunken joy and kissing every pretty girl in town next.

Throw a Telecaster in there too and turn it up to 12.

Just once I wish DS could spit out what he's trying to say. It's always soooo vague what he's lookin' for wink

I have to admit, when I saw the title this was NOT what I was expecting. I may have been more along the lines of what DS was saying.

Anyway, this song is so cool. The semi-spoken part is fun, and that chorus! LOVE IT! It's catchy! Really, really catchy. I would be you walked around with it stuck in your head when you weren't working on it?

As far as production, I feel that may have been the tightest I've heard from you. I mean, it LINES up! I felt every instrument fit exactly where it should be.

Loved the grove. Love the changed between sections. Just a lot to keep the listener interested!

It's not my name, but you had me at "Mr. Snyder" wink
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#422580 - 07/20/17 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5532
Cool stuff....

Lots of comments on the spoken verses.... I didn't see anything on the mods/de-mods throughout. I thought that was an excellent idea.

Well done.
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#422673 - 07/21/17 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3291
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Floyd !

I love the force behind
your presentation !
...and I like the concept you rightly pointed
out I´m afraid not all guys
do understand how precious there
girlfriend can be !!!!


#422683 - 07/21/17 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2705
Loc: Florida
floyd, The first thing that hit me is the sound of the drums and the overall clarity of the mix. The next thing is the modulations as mentioned by Herb. Great stops! The talking blues feel really adds to the story. It's like you're sitting next to me at the bar swapping lies and tall tales. Superb! Loved it! Tom

#422719 - 07/21/17 03:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: PeterF]
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5698
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: PeterF

Loved it. Great choice of instruments - vocal was spot on - really liked the spoken lines.
Just wonderfully infectious.


Thanks, Peter.
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#422751 - 07/21/17 07:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2013
Loc: Sacramento, California
Someone throws down the gauntlet, and you turn into yet another perfect song.

Plus, you turn it up a couple notches more with the spoken word bit.

I've been schooled by fj again - and I love it. laugh
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

#422824 - 07/22/17 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: 44kfl]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5698
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
I like it!

solid delivery, sounds like a pro mix

everything in place, catchy like a great radio song

no waste


Thanks, Kenny...
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#422858 - 07/22/17 07:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
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Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8017
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Absolutely sensational Floyd, this is waaaay-up-there.

The contrasts between spoken verse and singing really give this marvelous dimension.

And everything is all wrapped up in a very impressive set of lyrics, and topped off with outstanding guitar work.

This is a best seller for sure.

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#422898 - 07/23/17 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: Ember - PG Music]
floyd jane Offline

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Posts: 5698
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I really like the combination of the spoken versus the non. I think it was the perfect touch for this song. I feel it presents it more overtly as a story. Loved it.

Ember - thanks so much for dropping in for a listen....
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#422976 - 07/23/17 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3018
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Wow Floyd this is so different than your other tunes. There were so many part of the production that were unique. Well done. Super vocal and very creative lyrics. And the backtrack was superb...
Scott Collingwood

#422981 - 07/23/17 07:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: floyd jane]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4072
Smokin' HOT FJ!
Super lyrics, arrangement, vocal, name it...

(If I was listening with you in person I'd be doing the Wayne's World "we're not worthy" salute after hearing this one. LOL!)

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#423126 - 07/25/17 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Uncommon Grace [Re: Greg Johnson]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5698
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
a t-shirt and pearls, worn tony lama's
hears her own drummer, sets her own pace
stubborn like her daddy, a beauty like her mama
rifle in the window rack just in case
that's the picture of uncommon grace

My favorite (only by a sliver) of three beautifully crafted choruses!! This is a top-notch write.....clever, fun, and catchy as heck. EVERYTHING works perfectly.

Not a word that could be better
Not a note out of place
That's the picture of UNCOMMON GRACE

Uncommonly excellent Floyd!! Take care. Greg

Greg - thanks for such a nice review. I especially appreciate that you made note of the lyric...
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Video: Exporting Audio Files in Band-in-a-Box® 2018

Our latest video, Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - Exporting Audio Files Tutorial walks you through the different options to export your Band-in-a-Box® songs and song tracks from Band-in-a-Box® as an audio file (WAV, MP3, etc.)!

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Summary of changes:
Improved: More RealTracks have HiQ transcriptions. Fixed Bass AmericanaSlow16thsByron bad chords.
Improved: The Audio Drivers dialog for WAS devices now shows Bit Depth in the device description.
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Updated: Misc. updates to StylePicker database, memos, manuals, help files.
Fixed: "BBW.LST not found" errors when using the Hybrid Style maker dialog.
Fixed: "mono" was being ignored when rendering a batch of songs to audio files.
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Fixed: "One file per track" was being ignored when rendering a batch of songs to audio files.
Fixed: Access violation on bootup if using a Roland audio interface (ASIO) that is not connected.
Fixed: Adjusting Melody or Soloist tracks to fit a new number of choruses was not undo-able.
Fixed: An access violation error might occur in the RealTracks Picker if quickly scrolling and double-clicking to hear demos.
Fixed: Changing a track name using the StylePicker mixer controls might open a hidden popup window.
Fixed: Changing the number of choruses was not undo-able.
Fixed: Clicking on the far left of the Guitar window would cause a "!!!!!" flash message to show.
Fixed: If adjusting the number of choruses in your song, choosing Cancel is ignored when asked, "OK to adjust Melody track to fit new # of choruses?".
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Fixed: Some Amplitube presets/styles/demos pointed to a preset which wasn't available in some installs.
Fixed: Some typos and omissions in RealDrums Picker.
Fixed: The [.STY] button in the Hybrid Style maker dialog.
Fixed: The [Get Patch/Drum Kit Info] button in the MIDI drivers dialog would not find the synthesizer documentation.
Fixed: The About dialog was not showing the Fretlight Ready logo.
Fixed: The Audio Chord Wizard would always run in English.
Fixed: The busy mouse cursor might remain after analyzing audio with the Audio Chord Wizard.
Fixed: The PDF driver installer could not be launched from Band-in-a-Box.
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Fixed: Using a multi speaker layout (eg. 4 speakers surround sound) instead of stereo might cause failure to connect to audio hardware with error -9996. This only happened when using WAS as audio driver type.
Fixed: Video rendering would fail if saved using Japanese characters in file name.
Fixed: When saving a Hybrid style for the first time, the File Save dialog should start in the Styles directory.

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