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#435444 - 10/27/17 07:16 AM [Songwriting] Now This is Fun
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Some forum members turned me onto a new licensing site called Songtradr. Have no idea if anything will ever happen with it, but it sure is great for inspiration!

And that is good enough for me.

So, while my wife was getting ready to go to book club last night, I checked out the "songs wanted" listing, went to the description of what they were looking for, said "Oh yeah, I got it. Good idea!" Went to Band in a Box, grabbed a style, went to song form dialog, wrote the lyrics and song in 10 minutes, recorded it in an hour including the time it took to export BIAB files to the DAW, did the vox, mixed, and mastered it and had it posted to the opportunity in one a half hours from the time I started reading the description.

I even had the chance to clean up the kitchen a little to get husband points before the wife got home.

"Hey honey! How was Book Club?"

"Great. Watcha been doing?"

"Oh, nothing, you know, the usual..."

smile

Even if it never gets picked I just thought it was cool so I could force myself to write to spec on the spot and have something that sounded pro as a finished product up in slightly more than an hour from the time I read the description. Without BIAB that would not be feasible.

Yes, this program continues to blow my mind on a daily basis. That and the Lurssen mastering plugin.

Oh, and WHILE and I was doing this I get an email from Floyd Jane asking me to check out the final version of a song we have been working on soon to be posted.

I listen and go..."D........Dang!" (That is not exactly what I said but I must remain polite.)

I love this world.

smile
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#435503 - 10/27/17 10:54 AM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: David Snyder]
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I've been looking at that site too!

wish you the best of luck with your submission

and really looking forward to the Jane/Snyder song to come

(you work even faster than me on songs)

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#435510 - 10/27/17 12:01 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: David Snyder]
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For those of us curious about the site, +++ HERE +++ is a link!
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#435518 - 10/27/17 01:18 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Jim,

Thanks!! But come on man, you really can't expect me to be a songwriter and not be scatterbrained can you??

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We got to carry one another man, carry one another. Cause we're one.

And we're one, but we're not the same.

Though it may make it easier for you to forgive, now you've got someone to blame.

Still, I haven't come here for forgiveness, or even to raise the dead.

I'm still trying to play Jesus to the lepers in my head.

Hmmmmmm.

I wonder if that is a song?????
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#435549 - 10/27/17 03:49 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: David Snyder]
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Dave, It may not be a song {yet} but it is definitely a better than average place to start. You don't have to be crazy to be a songwriter, but it helps. Just saying.

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#435579 - 10/27/17 05:30 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: David Snyder]
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David, David never fear your friend Jim has got your ... eh, ... back. Okay so it needs a little work but you get the gist of it, right? blush
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#435586 - 10/27/17 06:06 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: guitar1]
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Thanks Guitar1! If Bono hasn't already beat me to it, I'm set!

And on the crazy part, I am going to be fully transparent and just say crazy is not just an advantage, it's a prerequisite.

As James Brown said:

"I might not know Karate, but I do know crazy!!"

smile
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#435589 - 10/27/17 06:07 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Thanks Jim!

You have always been there for me man!!!
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#435823 - 10/29/17 05:17 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: David Snyder]
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Writing to spec with a deadline is a real challenge that is sure to stretch the abilities of the best. And.... it's a form of writing that forces you to get better at what you do in order to get it done on time.

I have done that a few times back in my TAXI days. This is one of those songs done with BiaB. There was two days to get it done. The song was for an Indy film..... ending scene. The song is essentially a narrative of what the movie was about. In fact the screener asked if I had specifically written this for the listing as the lyrics were way to close to be coincidentally written.

Just Another Rainy Day

It was "returned" as Taxi calls it because the genre was not what they wanted.

But yeah.... it's really fun to write like that.
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#435832 - 10/29/17 06:19 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Really cool song Herb!!
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#435843 - 10/29/17 09:48 PM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: David Snyder]
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Hi David. Glad to hear you are jumping in. I have 25 songs licensed but am still waiting for some cash to come. I have had one shortlisted for the “spooky” Theremin one. (I never knew something like that existed). I took a PD song I had recorded (the dark island). Made a midi out of the lead vocal. Put a piano track on it as accompaniment and found a Theremin sound in dimension pro. All in about an hour. Thanks to Biab anyone can do it.

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#435884 - 10/30/17 07:01 AM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: David Snyder]
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For fun I put up a couple of songs as well. Using my free points to see what would happen. I must admit it was quite a thrill to do this. The songs did not make the cut but was definitely exciting while they were being reviewed.
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#439166 - 11/21/17 09:13 AM [Songwriting] Re: Now This is Fun [Re: David Snyder]
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I joined the site about three weeks ago and have submitted about a dozen songs. Most have been "not accepted" but have a couple going to the Overhead Radio thing. we'll see what happens.

As far as payment, my understanding is they collect the money quarterly and pay out 60 days after the quarter has ended. I looked them up on several Internet sites and found no significant bad mouthing about them. I saw janice and Bud's reference to it somewhere along the way and there I am!

I've written to spec quite a few times, so that doesn't bother me a lot. Sometimes the genres are totally out of my ball park so I simply pass on them. All total, over the years, I've brought in about $6K. of course, that's over an 18 - 20 year period. but it'as made a few car payments and bought me some re3al nice steak dinners!

Never joined TAXI but thought about it. $300.00 sounded kind of steep to me.

Good luck to all who participate.

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Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=IYMMZVvQdCw

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me": http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433190

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows boasts more than 50 new features... and a lot of the new features fill the requests posted by program users!

Some of these include:

Q. I am learning guitar. The RealTracks are very helpful in that I can hear great guitar players, and most of the tracks have tab and notation as well. But there is much more to guitar, could you include some videos of some of the RealTracks Artists? Because I would learn much more from seeing a guitarist than just hearing them.

A. We have a major new feature called "Video RealTracks." These work and sound like RealTracks, but you get to see a video of the Guitarist (or whatever instrument) playing as well. The amazing thing is that this works with any chord progression you type in. So, if you want to learn to play like the great guitarist Brent Mason, for example, you can type in chords to any progression you are interested in, and then hear and see a video of Brent soloing over your progression. Now you can learn much quicker, as it helps to see how a musician is performing, as well as to hear.

Q. I love the Audio Chord Wizard, as it figures out chords from mp3 and other audio files. But it is a separate program from Band-in-a-Box, and I can’t go back and forth to change things easily.

A. We've solved that, as BiaB 2018 has integrated the Audio Chord Wizard directly into Band-in-a-Box. Now load an audio file into BiaB, open the Audio Edit Window – Audio Chord Wizard mode, and let it automatically figure out the bar lines and chords for the song.

Q. I like to save songs as MP3 files, and can't do this with BiaB, except a very low quality one, 64kbps.

A. We've improved this, by adding support for Windows Media Foundation. This allows you to save MP3 in your choice of resolutions, up to very high 320mpbs. Better still, it works on current versions of Windows (Windows 7,8,10) and also on older versions too (Vista, XP).

We've answered 49 questions - review all of these answers on our forum post "49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box 2018" here.

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows can be reviewed at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 3 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can update their version with the latest patch, Build 3. Download this patch here

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 3:

Added: Section Numbers supported. All section letter menus now include numbers 1 through 9 in addition to letters A through Z.
Fixed: Section letters in Notation Window were not being resized if the notation was zoomed in/out
Fixed: RealBand might freeze when generating audio harmonies
Fixed: Loading in a BB song (MGU/SGU) or generating realtracks could freeze up the program.
Fixed: Chords in Notation/LeadSheet on 1st beat of a bar were being drawn too close to bar lines.
Fixed: Support for XP and Vista.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_3

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 505 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can update their version with the latest patch - Build 505.

This patch can be downloaded here.

Summary of changes for Build 505:

Added: You can now put Section Numbers in your song. Previously you could only use letters A-Z, but now you can use 1-9 as well.
Added:You can now filter styles in the StylePicker for styles that contain Video RealTracks.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error "Procedure entry point MFTEnumEx could not be found in the Dynamic Link Library Mfplat.DLL" while starting up if using Windows Vista.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error message "dwmapi.dll cannot be found" while starting up if using Windows XP.
Fixed: The Transcribe feature in the Audio Edit window was not always working.
Fixed: The Windows Audio Devices dialog might show garbage text for names of devices if not running Band-in-a-Box in English.
Fixed: There was no Quality selector in the Render to Audio File dialog if rendering MP3 on Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: There were visual artifacts in the leadsheet & notation windows when moving the cursor.
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Improved: Band-in-a-Box will start up faster.
Improved: Importing ABC Notation files has been improved.
Updated: Help file and manuals.
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http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#505

New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows... Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.
TIP: If you load one of the video RealTracks bands, you will have video RealTracks on 5 tracks, and you can make a video of 1-5 musicians!

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows packages during our December special.
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With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows we also released 202 NEW RealTracks (in Sets 278-300)! Listen to all the individual demos here: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.202newrealtracks.htm, or watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 202 New RealTracks Overview Video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=qDFYZMjrzAI

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