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#445914 - 12/18/17 03:49 PM [User Showcase] Wasn't That What You Wanted?
ROG Offline
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Maybe just time to get one more in before the year's end!

In the early 60s, I was thirteen and helping out in a local studio. In those
early days, we were recording straight onto a Ferrograph stereo
half-track machine, which cost about as much as a small house and
even though it was extremely basic by today's standards, those mixes
had a certain magic - a bit raw, but bright, clean and powerful. With this
song I've tried to capture something of that energy by keeping the track
count down and using only basic effects. The guitar solo was recorded
using my old Tele through an early Vox AC30 top boost with torn cones! Yes, it
sounds trashy, but it was the sound I wanted.

There's one RT in there RT362 Acoustic strumming, plus two tracks
of Telecaster and one of my Jazz bass. The drums are samples played
via the Drum Source sample player. Only two main vocal tracks this time around.

Wasn't That What You Wanted?
You said you wanted a diamond, you said you wanted a ring
You said you want to get married, you want to do the right thing
I bought a five carat diamond, I put it on your hand
Now I can't find you anywhere and I don't understand
No I just can't understand it - wasn't that what you wanted?

I worked hard to get that cash, I worked my fingers to the bone
I worked twenty-four-seven, just to bring the bacon home
I gave you all the money, to buy a plot of land
Now I can't find you anywhere and I don't understand
No I just can't understand it - wasn't that what you wanted?

You said you needed the car, to visit some old friend
You said she didn't live far, just a mile round the bend
So I gave you the car keys, I even filled up the tank
Now I can't find you anywhere and I don't understand
No I just can't understand it - wasn't that what you wanted?

Many thanks, as usual, to anyone who gives it a listen.
Cheers, ROG.

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#445991 - 12/19/17 04:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Yeah, I agree with your comment:

"even though it was extremely basic by today's standards, those mixes had a certain magic - a bit raw, but bright, clean and powerful."

Sometimes I think you can lose the feel of the music by trying to make it too perfect.

Sounds good to me Rog, lots of attitude happening with this one. Tele has just the right amount of dirt to make it sing.

Nice way to close out the year!
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#446001 - 12/19/17 05:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hey Rog, reminds me of the bands down at the dance hall back in the sixties.
A great raw vibe.

Cheers

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#446011 - 12/19/17 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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ROG,

LOVE the sound of this! The mix is excellent.

The drums sound really good. The guitars ALL sound great! - both the rhythm and leads!! Love them. Sweet lead, too - one of the best ever presented here...

And a fun song, to boot. Nice vocal.

There is something about it that reminds me of the Dire Straits debut. Not that it SOUNDS like Dire Straits, but it has that immediate appeal - you want to listen to each part as it is happening. A rare achievement...

(I thought the bass could use just a little more "oomph").

Loved it. Top-notch. Do MORE like this!!

fj
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#446017 - 12/19/17 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Wow, what treat to go with the morning coffee.

This thing just rocks!

Like fj mentioned the drums are tremendous and we're loving that tele and attitude vocals.

When it comes to our notion of good rock this what it's all about.

Hey, I (Bud) briefly worked in a Studio in the summer of '65 and I completely get what you are saying. You nailed that vibe.

Thanks for the memories and fun!

We love it.

J&B

EDIT: Back for another listen and Janice said the song gives her "happy feet!" If you were here you'd understand smile

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#446027 - 12/19/17 07:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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What a cool song Rog. Excellent vocal and loved the guitar work. Well done
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#446144 - 12/19/17 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Rog

I agree with floyd:
"There is something about it that reminds me of the Dire Straits debut. Not that it SOUNDS like Dire Straits, but it has that immediate appeal - you want to listen to each part as it is happening."

Nice guitar playing throughout.
Sounds excellent.

Peter

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#446172 - 12/19/17 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Well, that was definitely what I wanted!
Felt like I was in the garage with you - love the whole thing but especially the intro and the attitude - punching out each word on that chorus line-sounded nice and snarly.
Excellent song.

Robert

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#446176 - 12/19/17 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Love that!
Sounds dire straits to me and great fun.
Thumbs up!
Cheers.
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#446197 - 12/19/17 07:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Hey ROG,

Great old retro sound! The drums remind a little bit of the Jefferson Airplane's "The Other Side Of This Life." I heard something somewhere between 'The Birds' and 'Jefferson Airplane'.

Glad you got this one. This is how you end the year and a good note! Everything about this shines ... excellent song and production.

Merry Christmas.

Alan
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#446258 - 12/20/17 04:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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ROG, That highly compressed drum sound is killer and sets up the raw 60's vibe perfectly. Great guitar playing. Super stops. This thing ROCKS!!! Smokin Hot. Love it, Tom

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#446292 - 12/20/17 07:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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This is great. Yeah it is kind of Dire Straits, but more ROG to me.

smile

The guitar playing is great, and I love the mix, especially the drums.
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#446297 - 12/20/17 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Sounds like a lost Rolling Stones song, one of the rare times I wish the mix was not so good to get even more authentic feel smile Great rocking drums and strong vocals, universal message in the lyrics.

Janne

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#446424 - 12/20/17 06:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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sounds authentic

love it, gritty goodness

awesome guitar sound and licks

enjoyed the heck out of this

Kenny

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#446550 - 12/21/17 11:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Cool tune ROG!! Like the retro feel, particularly the drums. With your background story, you reminded me how much I miss the old tape machines. New digital stuff is so powerful, convenient, and easy with tons of advantages but music just sounds better when you're watching the reels spin and the tape go by the heads. Great sound on this-your mixes are always fantastic! Enjoyed!! Merry Xmas! Take care. Greg

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#446730 - 12/22/17 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: BlueAttitude]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah, I agree with your comment:

"even though it was extremely basic by today's standards, those mixes had a certain magic - a bit raw, but bright, clean and powerful."

Sometimes I think you can lose the feel of the music by trying to make it too perfect.

Sounds good to me Rog, lots of attitude happening with this one. Tele has just the right amount of dirt to make it sing.

Nice way to close out the year!

Hi Dave.
You're absolutely right about making it too perfect. These days everything is edited to
the point where all the life has gone out of it, then it's copied up and used throughout the song.
I remember the days when you had to play the song right through and suffer the wrath of the
engineer if you needed any punch-ins! Then again, maybe I'm just getting old.
Anyway, many thanks for the listen and review. Much appreciated.
ROG.

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#446731 - 12/22/17 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: optimus]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: optimus
Hey Rog, reminds me of the bands down at the dance hall back in the sixties.
A great raw vibe.
Cheers

Hi Optimus.
Pleased that it gave you some good memories. I was probably playing in one of those bands!
Many thanks.
ROG.

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#446734 - 12/22/17 10:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: floyd jane]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
ROG,

LOVE the sound of this! The mix is excellent.

The drums sound really good. The guitars ALL sound great! - both the rhythm and leads!! Love them. Sweet lead, too - one of the best ever presented here...

And a fun song, to boot. Nice vocal.

There is something about it that reminds me of the Dire Straits debut. Not that it SOUNDS like Dire Straits, but it has that immediate appeal - you want to listen to each part as it is happening. A rare achievement...

(I thought the bass could use just a little more "oomph").

Loved it. Top-notch. Do MORE like this!!
fj

Hi Floyd.
You know I always value your opinion, so really pleased that you liked this one.
I'd be happy to attempt some more like this one - it's good fun getting back to basics again.
Oh, and I'll be careful with the bass next time!
Many thanks, ROG.

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#447010 - 12/24/17 05:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Janice & Bud]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Wow, what treat to go with the morning coffee.

This thing just rocks!

Like fj mentioned the drums are tremendous and we're loving that tele and attitude vocals.

When it comes to our notion of good rock this what it's all about.

Hey, I (Bud) briefly worked in a Studio in the summer of '65 and I completely get what you are saying. You nailed that vibe.

Thanks for the memories and fun!

We love it.

J&B

EDIT: Back for another listen and Janice said the song gives her "happy feet!" If you were here you'd understand smile

Hi there J&B.
Glad you liked this one - always appreciate a review from you.
At the moment I'm enjoying getting back to basics with the recording and the next one should be even more minimalist. Maybe I'm just trying to recapture my youth, but I really do like the way those early recordings had a sort of magic.
So, many thanks for the listen and comments.
Cheers,
ROG.

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#447011 - 12/24/17 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Scott C]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
What a cool song Rog. Excellent vocal and loved the guitar work. Well done

Hi Scott.
Many thanks for the listen and positive review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447012 - 12/24/17 05:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: PeterF]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rog

I agree with floyd:
"There is something about it that reminds me of the Dire Straits debut. Not that it SOUNDS like Dire Straits, but it has that immediate appeal - you want to listen to each part as it is happening."

Nice guitar playing throughout.
Sounds excellent.

Peter

Many thanks, Peter. Appreciate all the nice comments.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447014 - 12/24/17 05:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Robertkc]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Well, that was definitely what I wanted!
Felt like I was in the garage with you - love the whole thing but especially the intro and the attitude - punching out each word on that chorus line-sounded nice and snarly.
Excellent song.

Robert

Hi Robert.
Love the "garage" comment. Yes, that's exactly what I was after.
Many thanks for the review.
Cheers,
ROG.

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#447015 - 12/24/17 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: RichMac]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Love that!
Sounds dire straits to me and great fun.
Thumbs up!
Cheers.

Hi Rich.
Thanks for the listen and the kind words.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447463 - 12/27/17 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Al-David]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hey ROG,

Great old retro sound! The drums remind a little bit of the Jefferson Airplane's "The Other Side Of This Life." I heard something somewhere between 'The Birds' and 'Jefferson Airplane'.

Glad you got this one. This is how you end the year and a good note! Everything about this shines ... excellent song and production.

Merry Christmas.
Alan

Hi Alan and many thanks for the review.
I've always been a fan of Jefferson Airplane, right through from the early blues days to Starship's rock ballads! Glad you liked this one and hope you had a good Xmas.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447465 - 12/27/17 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: tommyad]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
ROG, That highly compressed drum sound is killer and sets up the raw 60's vibe perfectly. Great guitar playing. Super stops. This thing ROCKS!!! Smokin Hot. Love it, Tom

Hi Tom.
Drum tracks have such a huge dynamic range that back in the tape days we always had to wind up the compressor and then we'd still have the VUs banging on the end stops! Old habits die hard.
Hey, glad you liked it - I had a lot of fun putting it together.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447467 - 12/27/17 08:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: David Snyder]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This is great. Yeah it is kind of Dire Straits, but more ROG to me.

smile

The guitar playing is great, and I love the mix, especially the drums.

Hi David.
Hey, that's a really nice thing to say. Pleased you liked it and many thanks for the review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#447479 - 12/27/17 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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ROG, great retro vibe on this! It's mid 60's Stones all the way to me! Pure ole rock and roll! Nice little sole in the middle! Thanks, Torrey
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#448556 - 01/02/18 01:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: jannesan]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Sounds like a lost Rolling Stones song, one of the rare times I wish the mix was not so good to get even more authentic feel smile Great rocking drums and strong vocals, universal message in the lyrics.

Janne

Hi Janne.
What a super complement. Many thanks.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448557 - 01/02/18 02:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: 44kfl]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
sounds authentic

love it, gritty goodness

awesome guitar sound and licks

enjoyed the heck out of this

Kenny

Hi Kenny.
Always value your opinion, so really pleased you liked it.
Thanks for the listen and review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448558 - 01/02/18 02:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Greg Johnson]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Cool tune ROG!! Like the retro feel, particularly the drums. With your background story, you reminded me how much I miss the old tape machines. New digital stuff is so powerful, convenient, and easy with tons of advantages but music just sounds better when you're watching the reels spin and the tape go by the heads. Great sound on this-your mixes are always fantastic! Enjoyed!! Merry Xmas! Take care. Greg

Hi Greg.
Yeah, the tape machines had a certain magic - until they went wrong! I remember re-winding a full spool of two inch tape when the motion sensing and brakes failed and the feed reel nearly broke the sound barrier.
But yes, things just did sound better.
Many thanks for the kind comments.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448559 - 01/02/18 02:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Torrey Bliss]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
ROG, great retro vibe on this! It's mid 60's Stones all the way to me! Pure ole rock and roll! Nice little sole in the middle! Thanks, Torrey

Hi Torrey.
Many thanks for the listen and review. Much appreciate the positive comments.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448561 - 01/02/18 02:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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ROG,

I apologise for taking a while to get this.

This whole presentation sparkles and gleams with professionalism. The sound is amazing. The mix, your playing, your arranging, everything, is spot on and to my ears, each component piggy-backed on every other component and created a really satisfying aural journey.

Really enjoyable music!

All the best for 2018,
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#448562 - 01/02/18 02:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Noel96]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
ROG,

I apologise for taking a while to get this.

This whole presentation sparkles and gleams with professionalism. The sound is amazing. The mix, your playing, your arranging, everything, is spot on and to my ears, each component piggy-backed on every other component and created a really satisfying aural journey.

Really enjoyable music!

All the best for 2018,
Noel

Thanks, Noel.
Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year.
Always like to get a review from you, so many thanks for that.
All the best to you too for 2018.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448563 - 01/02/18 02:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Hi Rog,

I don't usually reply to the songs on the forum, because I am not a musician, I hear songs, if you know what I mean, but this song is so brilliant you could place it in the hit parade.

All the very best.

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#448608 - 01/02/18 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: George Nelson]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: George Nelson
Hi Rog,

I don't usually reply to the songs on the forum, because I am not a musician, I hear songs, if you know what I mean, but this song is so brilliant you could place it in the hit parade.

All the very best.

George

George, what can I say?
That's one of the nicest reviews I've ever had.
The fact that you don't comment often makes it even more special.
Thank you SO much.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448774 - 01/03/18 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Basic recording techniques still produce that rawness that modern producers layer a hundred tracks trying to capture. And.. you just showed 'em how to do it..

Great way to end the year. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#448835 - 01/03/18 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: Charlie Fogle]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Basic recording techniques still produce that rawness that modern producers layer a hundred tracks trying to capture. And.. you just showed 'em how to do it..

Great way to end the year. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie

Hi Charlie.
It's great to have access to all the modern recording systems with unlimited tracks
and every conceivable effect, but yes, it's still necessary to get back to basics
for the raw power that the early recordings possessed.
Many thanks for this listen and review.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448852 - 01/03/18 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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Hi, ROG !

...and a most Happy Year
to you !!!!

Am a little late to the party
but this tune is a true ROCKER
and those always get me going !!!
I like it !

Cheers
Dani

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#448900 - 01/03/18 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: dani48]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, ROG !

...and a most Happy Year
to you !!!!

Am a little late to the party
but this tune is a true ROCKER
and those always get me going !!!
I like it !

Cheers
Dani


Dani, many thanks for looking in on this one.
Glad I managed to rock you into 2018.
Thanks for the kind review - much appreciated.
All the best to you for the new year.
Cheers, ROG.

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#448916 - 01/03/18 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: ROG]
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I'm very late to this 60's party but I'm glad that I did. Everything that I wanted to say already has been said.

Super song that sounds like it could have come from the Stones first album!

A super live feel to this.

This is a keeper.
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#449280 - 01/05/18 10:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasn't That What You Wanted? [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
I'm very late to this 60's party but I'm glad that I did. Everything that I wanted to say already has been said.

Super song that sounds like it could have come from the Stones first album!

A super live feel to this.

This is a keeper.

Hi Mario.
I know that this song is a world away from the excellent music you produce,
so I'm flattered that you gave it a listen and even more that you liked it.
Many thanks for the review - much appreciated.
Cheers, ROG.

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With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2006 for Windows we added two great games for ear training: Pitch Invasion and Music Replay!

Pitch Invasion helps to develop perfect pitch as you shoot down "alien" notes invading from above (you hear the note sound, and click on the on-screen piano/MIDI or QWERTY keyboard to shoot them down).

Music Replay develops your pitch, rhythm, and melody recognition by replaying what the program plays, in note, rhythm, or melodic modes.

These games can still be accessed with newer versions of the program - in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 you'll find these by accessing the Practice Window or Ear Training Window, both located in the Window drop-down menu. The Practice Window can also be accessed using the Practice button within the main Band-in-a-Box screen (don't see it? CTRL+T to change the view).

Learn all about the features released with Version 2006 here.

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.)!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=_Px958TmzhA

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Build 516 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box 2018 for Windows customer can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#516

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.
Improved: WAS audio driver performance has been Improved when using 44.1 kHz sample rate.
Improved: Windows Audio Session error messages contain more specific information.
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.
Fixed: "normalize individual tracks" was only working for MIDI tracks.
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?".
Fixed: JazzBebopDannyBrushes sometimes out of sync.
Fixed: Panning the audio track did not work.
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.
Fixed: The Plugins window would be too small when using plugins that have a small GUI.
Fixed: Using a Coyote DXi synthesizer (eg CoyoteWT or ForteDXi) might cause crackling/buzzing noise during playback.
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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Amazing Band-in-a-Box User Comments!

Great program with lots of support through the publisher and after-market. Use it for teaching, practicing, and gigging.
-Andrew L.

I just got my 6th film placement on a song recorded entirely in Band-in-a-Box. You guys rock!
-Terry Fernihough (Band-in-a-Box Endorsing Artist!)

I love this program. I have only had it for around a month but it has made things a lot easier for me. I no longer have to scour the internet for backing tracks. I just plug in the chords I want to use, find the style I want and done. Saving me so much time and being able to transpose into different keys is awesome too.
As the days go on I will be delving deeper into what it can do, importing some of my backing tracks into Abelton 9 to play with and writing some songs.
Best money I have spent on something in while.
-Peter S.

I started using Band-in-a-Box around 1990. It was the DOS version naturally and I used one of those old portable computers with dual floppy drives and a built in 9" monochrome display. I connected midi cables to a great sounding Yamaha keyboard and played my music using midi tracks. I did a demo for a university music class that was a lot of fun. Wow, it is almost unimaginable to see where this product has elevated to today. I have upgraded many times over the past 28 years but each time I am even more amazed. Thank you PG Music for being such a major part of my love for music all of these years!!!
-Dwayne G.

Incredible Software. Great for ignorance and experts and for anyone who wants to deal with music. If you do not have a hobby and want to have one "band in a box" is the best choice. Simple, but if you want to be an expert on it, you need to make an effort to master it perfectly for perfect use. The only disadvantage is if you do not want to become a musician, and use it, you will become a perfect musician. Therefore, be cautious. It's not a toy.
-Ilija B.

I’ve been using it for about the same time (20 years). I’m a trumpet player and just really want some backing on lead sheets. With the Real Styles - it sounds fantastic! Takes just minutes to input chord changes and find the right style. There is so much you can do and I love having the Soloist features to really add color.
-Mike B.

Read even more great feedback here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Danish Edition for Windows® is Here!

http://www.bandinabox.com/bb.php?os=win&lang=da

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 til Windows er klar!

Vi har haft travlt, og har tilføjet mere end 50 nye funktioner og en fantastisk samling af nyt indhold, bl. a. RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Loops, Artist Performances, Amplitube presets og dertil hørende stilarter, 12-tonearter RealTracks og Hi-Q Guitar Notation! Vi har tilføjet 202 nye RealTracks, hvilket er det dobbelte af de 101, vi ofte tidligere har udgivet! Vi introducerer Video RealTracks (40 i genrerne Country, Pop, and Jazz), som fungerer helt som RealTracks, men også har videoer af musikerne, mens de spiller! Vi har også lavet en ny Xtra Styles PAK 4 med 160 nye Xtra Stilarters. (Xtra stilarter er stilarter baseret på tidligere udgivne RealTracks). Der er mere end 200 nye RealStyles baseret på vores nye RealTracks bl.a. Americana, Klezmer, Top-40, Jazz stryger pads, Vokal (ooh og aah), Ny Crooner "Shout" BigBand stilart og meget mere! Vi har en Bonus 49-PAK med 40 ekstra ikke tidligere udgivne RealTracks foruden de 202 ovenfor nævnte, så alt i alt er der 242 nye RealTracks til rådighed! Bonus 49-PAK indeholder også Video RealTracks sæt 1 og 2, 32 nye MIDI SuperTracks, 108 nye Instrumental Studies, 52 Loops og 8 Artist Performances.

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