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#444960 - 12/13/17 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Robertkc]
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Floyd,

I submitted it to several prime-movers in Nashville whose names you would immediately recognize.

If nothing more, it will probably sell Band In A Box to several top, first call session players.

Awesome job by you and Janice.

Donny

PS: You've got everyone out owing the lawn. ( snickering )

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#445117 - 12/14/17 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Hopefully, there will be a lot more to come. We recorded the entire process of writing the song and each step of track selection and mixing - basically a full documentary... about an hour's worth of video. We'll see... it was fun - and surprisingly harder than one might think...


I would LOVE the chance to see that whole hour. You are truly a hookmaster. I have come up with a few but you seem to throw out more ideas than I come up with!!

And you got Janice to do the BGV! Pickles wasn't available?
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#445269 - 12/15/17 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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hey Floyd that was excellent thanks for contributing this is a keeper for sure eric

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#445314 - 12/15/17 10:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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What a great idea!! And who better than the Godfather of the forum to take on such a task. Floyd's songs are consistently fantastic writes. And, his production is among the elites on the forum in every regard (won't mention any names except to exclude myself-I'm still learning the arts of production and mix). I really hope they release the expanded version. I loved the video but it felt more like a trailer than a full tutorial. I'm anxiously awaiting the full release. Thanks for doing this Floyd!!! Take care. Greg

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#445520 - 12/16/17 09:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: floyd jane]
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best Christmas present ive had in years thanks Fj
cant wait for the rest
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#445899 - 12/18/17 03:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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What a wonderful Idea and production! I can't wait to see the full version!

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#446034 - 12/19/17 08:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Inspirational!!!

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#446123 - 12/19/17 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Really enjoyed the video and the song. Great work, Floyd, Janice, Bud.....
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#446135 - 12/19/17 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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That was very cool So glad to see how your develop your songs. What a treat to see Janice adding her harmonies as well . Thanks so much for doing this.


Edited by Scott C (12/19/17 03:01 PM)
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#446422 - 12/20/17 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Nice one Floyd.
It's good to see you.
Enjoyed it all and GO Janice!
Cheers.
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#446458 - 12/20/17 09:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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#446826 - 12/23/17 03:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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We are all absolutely privileged to have the likes of Floyd and Janice among us.

Thanks to you all for so selflessly sharing your skills.

Totally Inspirational, nothing less.
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#449066 - 01/04/18 11:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Ok...I, apparently, have not been on the forums often enough. I just saw this now. This is so cool! Seriously, there needs to be more of this type of thing. If this doesn't inspire people as to what can be done, I'm not sure what will.

FJ, (and Janice) you did a great job! I'm not sure why this is striking me as so different, but I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure if I'm nodding my head in approval or bobbing head to the song that's now stuck in my head. Either way, it's a good thing!

Thanks for doing this!
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#449084 - 01/04/18 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Hey floyd and Janice,

I found the Youtube clip a really excellent and really well spent 5 minutes and 49 seconds. I enjoyed every step of the journey. Inspiration everywhere!

floyd, as I see it, you are one of the most motivational people who reside on this forum. I have learnt so much from you over the years and with each new song that your pen leaves in it's wake, I continue to gain songwriting insight.

I'm really pleased that you put this video together and I'm looking forward to seeing the 'documentary' version.

Thanks for being so supportive of us all!

Best wishes for a great 2018!
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#449510 - 01/06/18 11:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Outstanding! Thanks for putting this together Floyd.

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#453337 - 01/24/18 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Thanks Floyd for sharing your method of writing. I always wondered sometimes why I would get stuck sitting writing and then take a walk or drive the car and then the verses would start flowing and I would have to stop and write them down or I'ld forget before I got back home. Do you have to stop the mower?

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PG Music News
Video - Making A Song in Band-in-a-Box® 2018

Ever wonder how to create a song in Band-in-a-Box®? We start off with the basics in our latest video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018!

Windows users: click here | Mac users: click here

RealTracks Patch Update for Windows Users

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest RealTracks update patch (519) here.

This patch includes some RealTracks audio updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018. 2018 users should be sure to download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2018 update patch (519), as that patch includes the bulk of the fixes for RealTracks released with 2018. This is a larger download than typical because it updates the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks audio files. There is more information and Audiophile patches available here.

Summary of RealTracks Audio updates:
Improved: There were small issues with the tuning of several Bass styles. This has been fixed for both the original mix and the direct input mix. This affects the following RealTracks:
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
- Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
- Bass, Acoustic, BluesyPopByron Ev 100
Improved: Audio glitches have been removed from the ends of phrases in the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.

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

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest (free) update patch (519) here.

Summary of changes:
Added: Additional dialog available for detailed information in the StyleMaker (fields for memo, examples, and other parameters). These are set in the StyleMaker (more dialog, a button called "Style Memos etc").
Added: Help Video button Added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
Improved: ABC opening improvements with some accidentals, and leadin bars that occur in middle of song.
Improved: Audio harmonies now used Improved algorithms, and can be easily set using N voices above, M voices below (and have additional functions like duplicate melody, and dup. melody octave below).
Improved: Lyrics will be now read from .mid files that used to be karaoke files (.kar) and got renamed somewhere along the line.
Improved: Support for RealTracks that should be transposed only lower (ie heavy metal guitars) and for future Improved metal guitar comping.
Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: Audio harmonies might be missing some notes.
Fixed: Audio harmonies would be generated with the wrong notes if selecting a range of audio in the middle of the track.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash on bootup with error "Read Beyond end of file".
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box should show message if the latest VJT application is not installed when the user tries to render videos.
Fixed: File > Open Special > Open Audio was importing audio instead of opening it in a new song.
Fixed: In the Bar Settings window, "Chordsheet and Notation - Start a New Line" should say "Notation - Start a New Line".
Fixed: It was not possible to record audio using WAS audio drivers if "Output always on" was disabled.
Fixed: Misc. RealTracks updates.
Fixed: Quicklist drums picker sometimes showing too many drums in the list.
Fixed: Redundant flash messages were showing.
Fixed: Removing a custom drums from a track would still display Drums as the name of the loop in the track.
Fixed: Rendering audio while there is a region of bars highlighted in the chord sheet might cause a crash.
Fixed: Saving a MIDI file would fail unless saving as type 1.
Fixed: Some 12-key RealTracks were incorrectly set to allow transposition.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog was missing the new Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: The VJT application should print out its version number in log files.

Tutorials - How to Install Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Hard Drive

When you have your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac UltraPAK shipped to you on a portable hard drive, there are a few different options for installation. We go over these 3 options with our latest video series:

Option 1: Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to view.

Option 2: Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks & RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to view.

Option 3: Install Band-in-a-Box® and the RealTracks & RealDrums on your computer hard drive: click here to view.

Check out all our Band-in-a-Box for Mac videos here.

Video - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Have you purchased your Band-in-a-Box® package, and want to make sure you're downloading and installing the RealTracks Sets correctly?

Well, we've created just the tutorial video you're looking for! Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets.

Video link:
www.pgmusic.com/?vid=QndXu8H_IwM

Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: https://www.relay.fm/mpu/432 - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

Polish New Features Video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Our Polish Distributor, Sound Station, has finished their Band-in-a-Box 2018 New Features summary video (in Polish!) - click here to watch.

We hope all our Polish Band-in-a-Box users find this video helpful - thank you Sound Station!

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