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#448681 - 01/02/18 04:43 PM [User Showcase] New User, first
Bluesraveler Offline

Registered: 01/02/18
Posts: 7
Hi folks,

I bought BIAB a couple of weeks ago, and upgraded to the full version with a few days. Had a first attempt at creating a track using it tonight - a basic blues in Bm, using BIAB drums, bass organ and blues harp, to which I added rhythm and lead guitar.

Link here:

Looking forward to getting to know the program, recording, and picking up tips from here!


#448820 - 01/03/18 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3532
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Really nice Dave . I was getting really bored playing and came across a discussion on BIAB and purchased mine in 2011 and have enjoyed it every single day since Cool tune excellent playing and welcome to the forum
Scott Collingwood

#449110 - 01/04/18 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
David Snyder Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 4325
Loc: North Carolina

Hey you had me at Blues Traveler.

I mean Blues Raveler!

Up until this moment I thought D minor was the saddest of all keys.

Now I might have to rethink that.

Great job and welcome to the forum!

David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers

#449149 - 01/04/18 08:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
VideoTrack Offline

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8378
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Excellent delivery.

This really is the blues!

Perfect tempo also.

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#449156 - 01/04/18 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
Belladonna Offline

Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 264
Loc: Virginia
COOL and Blue!!! Really like it. Love the wah wah.

Edited by Belladonna (01/04/18 08:33 PM)

#449187 - 01/05/18 12:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Belladonna]
Teunis Offline

Registered: 12/20/16
Posts: 286
Loc: Gold Coast, Queensland, Austra...
I agree clever use of Wah Wah and also stereo. I thought the whole thing was clever. And I must say listening to a number of people on these forums there are many clever and talented people hereabouts.

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#449198 - 01/05/18 02:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
Bluesraveler Offline

Registered: 01/02/18
Posts: 7
Hey, thanks for the kind words!
My internet connection was a bit ropey when I posted, and didn't realise I'd posted the song twice (Blues in Bm thread), so just noticed this.
I think the program is great, and look forward to exploring its possibilities - great to have a forum to hear what others are doing too!

#449201 - 01/05/18 02:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3469
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Dave !

Excellent job and
superb playing !
Welcome to the forum !:))


#449234 - 01/05/18 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 1563
Nice work Dave, and welcome to the forums! There's some awesome playing in this one, and I love the general mood of it too. It's very "smoky" is how I'd describe it. It's almost mysterious as well.

Thanks so much for sharing - can't wait to hear what else you come up with using Band-in-a-Box smile

#449333 - 01/05/18 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4228
Loc: Davis, CA
AMAZING PLAYING Dave!!! Welcome to the forum. I bought BIAB the same way. As soon as I had the basic one, I said "I need more of this!!". This is some GREAT blues. Come back soon. Take care. Greg

#449379 - 01/05/18 05:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: New User, first [Re: Bluesraveler]
PeterF Offline

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2424
Loc: Sydney Australia

Lovely playing throughout - great tone and feeling (the blues harp is a long way back in the mix - perhaps could come up or go?).

Nice panning on the guitar.



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