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#442658 - 12/04/17 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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You've taken the amazing abilities of this product and used your skills to generate a masterpiece.

This is knockout from the very first note.

The choice of style, the instrumentation, the fills, the vocals, the everything, is, well, just sensational.

Back for another listen...
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#442677 - 12/04/17 07:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Hi Loren and Courtney

Love the jazz, the arrangement and the phrasing.
Have had several listens and it just gets better.
Could be from a movie and something a little Manhattan Transfer about the cool style.

Oh, and my favourite line -- 'Or, to the ocean and swim with the sharks…'

Two thumbs up. Cheers.


Edited by RichMac (12/04/17 07:20 PM)
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#442731 - 12/05/17 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Wow - great job on this tune! It's got a ton of soul and character, and both of your vocal performances were absolutely spot on. It makes me think of the 60's. I love the groove here too, and honestly the arrangement and mix here sounds super professional!

Thanks so much for sharing this smile
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#442848 - 12/05/17 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Registered: 12/10/09
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Loc: Washington State
Dear Deryk...

I appreciate your comment about my singing, as I believe Ms. Grace's professionally-trained voice really made my own sound better crazy!

By the way, I believe I should thank you and the other folks at PG Music for allowing me to post the song. Why? Because I used SampleTank vocal patches when I could have used the new "ooos" and "ahhhs" that are part of the new 2018 version.

I actually ordered the new version and await its delivery. However, before I ordered it I didn't do a thorough job reading about the new additions to the software and therefore missed the announcement about the "ooos" and "ahhhs", which I apologize for. I auditioned them and they sound gorgeous! I can hardly wait to use them in my future compositions.

After I receive the 2018 update I will re-post "The Rain Song" with the seamless and meltingly mellow "ooohs" and "ahhhs" that Mr. David Wise and Ms. Shelly Justice recorded so everyone in the User's Forum can hear how great they sound.

Gratefully,

LOREN
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#442857 - 12/05/17 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: RichMac]
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Registered: 12/10/09
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Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: RichMac
Hi Loren and Courtney

Love the jazz, the arrangement and the phrasing.
Have had several listens and it just gets better.
Could be from a movie and something a little Manhattan Transfer about the cool style.

Oh, and my favourite line -- 'Or, to the ocean and swim with the sharks…'

Two thumbs up. Cheers.


Hello, "RichMac"...

So, you like swimming with sharks, eh? You're a braver man than me laugh !

Seriously, though, your attentive remarks about the arrangement and phrasing song are deeply appreciated. It takes me a long, long, l-o-n-g time to decide when I've gotten those aspects of producing a song "right".

I will let Ms. Courtney know of your response to her performance. Thank you for listening, "RichMac!"

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#442860 - 12/05/17 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: VideoTrack]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
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Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
You've taken the amazing abilities of this product and used your skills to generate a masterpiece.

This is knockout from the very first note.

The choice of style, the instrumentation, the fills, the vocals, the everything, is, well, just sensational.

Back for another listen...


Dear "VideoTrack"...

Thank you for your enthusiastic comments on "The Rain Song"! That's what happens when you've got a "Band-in-the-Box".

Do you have any productions that I could listen to?

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#442908 - 12/05/17 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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This is a really sexy song. The female vocal parts are great, and the lyrics themselves are sexy.

The arrangement is also sexy. Everything is sexy. I love music like this.

As Austin Powers: says "Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Burt Bacharach."

smile

(You have to know the movie to know why this is the highest compliment. It's just cool.)

Write some more like this please!!!
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#442940 - 12/05/17 11:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1881
Loc: Sydney Australia
Loren

Seriously good stuff - I'll add the backing reminded me a bit of Michael Franks.
Wonderful performance by both of you and a genre not heard often here.

Peter

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#442944 - 12/06/17 12:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Hi Loren.
What a lovely duet! Just one small complaint. It ended too early smile
Nicely done.

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#442956 - 12/06/17 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Good one guys
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#442980 - 12/06/17 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: bluage]
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Firstly, everything about this production reminds us of the void of jazz tunes posted here. Given the vast number of jazz styles and RT’s that is even more unfortunate. But this song certainly made the wait worthwhile.

We’ve several times watched the great late 50’s film featuring an afternoon at the Newport Jazz Festival. This song while packed with nuances and complexities reminds us of the open airy feel of many of performances at that festival.

We could parse out everything we like and discuss it but this is one that we prefer just kicking back and enjoying the totality of the wonderful arrangement and vocals.

The word that comes to mind and best describes our feelings is “classy.”

Well done y’all! Sounds like you two are having fun.

J&B

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#443173 - 12/06/17 11:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: Janice & Bud]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Firstly, everything about this production reminds us of the void of jazz tunes posted here. Given the vast number of jazz styles and RT’s that is even more unfortunate. But this song certainly made the wait worthwhile.

We’ve several times watched the great late 50’s film featuring an afternoon at the Newport Jazz Festival. This song while packed with nuances and complexities reminds us of the open airy feel of many of performances at that festival.

We could parse out everything we like and discuss it but this is one that we prefer just kicking back and enjoying the totality of the wonderful arrangement and vocals.

The word that comes to mind and best describes our feelings is “classy.”

Well done y’all! Sounds like you two are having fun.

J&B



Hello, Bud; hello, Ms. Janice...

I believe the documentary you described is "Jazz on a Summer's Day", directed by Bert Stern in 1958. Yes, it is a dream of a film about jazz music with gorgeous color cinematography and amazingly well-recorded performances.

If "The Rain Song" brought forth that "open and airy" association in your mind, then I'm humbled. It's a nice to thing to say.

"Classy" is certainly how I feel about Ms. Grace's performance. She seized upon the (hopefully) sunny feel of the song on the first take, which was done remotely as we live in different cities.

Thank you for communicating your pleasure with the song in such a colorful way!

Most sincerely,

LOREN
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#443175 - 12/06/17 11:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: furry]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
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Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: furry
Good one guys


Hey, there, "furry"...

Thank you for listening from so far away laugh !

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#443179 - 12/06/17 11:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: JoanneCooper]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Hi Loren.
What a lovely duet! Just one small complaint. It ended too early smile
Nicely done.


Dear Ms. Cooper...

Yeah, it was kind of short, wasn't it? So short, that Ms. Grace only charged me half of her usual price for recording my songs. So, now, I've learned a neat trick on how to save money...

Just kidding (about saving money, that is!).

Thank you for listening and also for liking what you heard, Ms. Cooper!

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#443181 - 12/06/17 11:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: "The Rain Song" [Re: PeterF]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Loren

Seriously good stuff - I'll add the backing reminded me a bit of Michael Franks.
Wonderful performance by both of you and a genre not heard often here.

Peter


Hello, "PeterF"...

Michael Franks really created his own genre, didn't he? He was a stylist who produced truly relaxing music with memorable lyrics. Certainly something for songwriters in any genre to emulate, for sure.

Thank you for listening and commenting, "PeterF"!

Sincerely,

LOREN
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PG Music News
Introducing... RealTracks Artists David Wise & Shelly Justice!

For the first time ever Band-in-a-Box® can generate backing vocals with some amazing "oohs" and "aahs" vocal arrangements with RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs! Add male or female parts by renowned Nashville vocalists David Wise and Shelly Justice, and you'll LOVE the results!

David and Shelly have recorded with many different artists, including CeCe Winans, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Camp, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Steve Green, and more!

RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs includes a three-part, six-voice arrangement – which you can use all together in your song or individually for more delicate textures! Listen to the demos for RealTracks Set 278 here.

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Learn more about Dave & Shelly when you visit their RealTracks Artist Bio page:
David Wise: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=150
Shelly Justice: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=151

#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

YouTube Find - How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES

Check out one of EricBlackmonGuitar's latest videos, How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES and you'll hear a great Band-in-a-Box backing track!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=blJPIX-9YbE

...and you'll also learn how to play blues with just a few notes!

A Little Bit Of Me Music Video!

A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane! https://youtu.be/qPrejgnwb4M?t=3600

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:
http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=qPrejgnwb4M

RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_5

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#512

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
Fixed: Mixer changes were not undoable, and would not cause user to be prompted to save their song when exiting.
Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
Fixed: StylePicker database various updates. Some styles were displaying the wrong feel (swing/even) in notation. A few styles incorrectly showed missing Drums.
Fixed: The audio latency setting would increase every time leaving the Windows Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: The Download Manager folder name defaulted to 2016 instead of 2018.
Updated: Help file.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is here! PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 includes many new features and enhancements:

Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
-X/8 time signature support. This is a special method of displaying 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time signatures in the Notation window.
-The Duplicate previous chord in notation right-click menu lets you quickly duplicate the previous chord (group of notes on same peg) without having to reenter it.
-Delete highlighted notes in notation right-click menu lets you delete all highlighted notes.
-Delete all notes on this peg in notation right-click menu lets you delete all notes on the nearest peg that was clicked on.
-You can now enter Section Numbers. Previously, you could enter letters (A-Z) only, but now you can also enter numbers (1-9).

...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm

http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.htm

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