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#450608 - 01/12/18 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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If that opening doesn't grab you... you likely have no heart beat.

That opening lead is one of the best recorded leads ever presented here. Quality plus!

The vocal, too. Up-front and "tucked in the mix" at the same time. Magic ('cause I don't think there is any other explanation). You have a terrific voice for this stuff!

Kickin' bass! Excellent drum sound. Love the stops. Blisterin' leads.

And a good Pop-Rock-Blues write. Had to go back and listen a second time the pay attention because the music just sweeps you away the first time...

Gettin' out my TOM ADAMS stamp: TOP NOTCH. "As good as it gets".

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#450626 - 01/12/18 08:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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This song really grabbed me from the get-go. The opening of the song reminds me a smidgen of "Bad to the Bone". laugh Which is definitely a good thing! Awesome job.
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#450706 - 01/12/18 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Whoa buddy...that is great - like ZZ Top great. You just shot the mix bar to the moon.

To quote Janice, "I don't know what to say. It's big. It's powerful. The vocal is so strong and the playing is hot and tasteful."

Back to blues? Like a runaway freight train.

More! More! More!

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#450762 - 01/12/18 10:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Tom, your guitars are really sounding great lately! But when I think about it, they always do! This track really achieves a tonal quality that's hard to beat though! There's not a single thing in this track to improve on that I can hear! Absolutely great! Thanks, Torrey
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#450798 - 01/13/18 05:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: sslechta
Loved it and agree with the others here. Awesome foot stomper.... smile
Thanks Steve, glad you came by, Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Tom,

Now that is some great hard-hitting blues... I love the intro and your vocal delivery. Excellent production - sounds like it's jumping off the vinyl.

Loved it!

Bob


Bob got it right!! Glad to see you back to the blues. I'm sure you would miss the blues, and I'm sure the blues would miss you too!! The playing, the writing, and the ATTITUDE are all right there man!

I run it round inside my head then I hit repeat

Love that line!!! Great one Tom!!! Take care. Greg
Greg, I always manage to come back around to the blues. There are times that I take a long detour so it feels extra good to come back to the fold. Glad you liked that repeat line. Thanks, Tom

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#450805 - 01/13/18 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Not my scene normally, but crikey I enjoyed this one. Love it Tom
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#450896 - 01/13/18 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Registered: 06/09/16
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Tom,
Out of the park good - enjoyed and repeated louder!
Oh and that`s the best use of stops I`ve ever heard here or just about anywhere.

Robert

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#450963 - 01/13/18 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1402
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Awesome Tom

you da man on guitar, truly inspired and tasty playing

driving with attitude

enjoyed the heck out of it!

Kenny

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#451009 - 01/13/18 11:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
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Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 1040
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Tom

Great Blues Rock! Very powerful!
The promised intro phrase is wonderful.
The sounds following it never disappoint us.
Your vocal and guitar solo are splendid.
Excellent production!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#451096 - 01/14/18 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: sixchannel]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: jford
That was great, Tommy! Really enjoyed it. Hard hitting and gritty.

But, I thought it was RHARV's fault... (Longtime forum joke!)
Hey John, thanks for coming by and commenting. Now that I think about it, it probably is RHARV's fault. Tom
Originally Posted By: sixchannel
And whats wrong with Blues, Man?! A real Full On track.
The Song took me right back 40 years when we were playing this stuff for a Living. You certainly know how to "drive" a Blues Axe!!
Loved it!
Ian
Thanks Ian. Once you get into the blues it never really leaves you. As for the full sound, a lot of the guitar tracks were double and triple tracked using different tones. Thanks again for stopping by, Tom

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#451227 - 01/15/18 04:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580

Hi Tommy. This the sort of quality tune we all aim for.
You've just raised the bar. What a great tune.
Think I'm gonna write me one of them.
Well done sir you made my day. Rob
Rob, thanks for the wonderful comments, Tom
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Tom

Great sound, excellent song - & some great tasty playing. Nice intro - were they drum loops?
Superb work.

Peter
Peter, Yes they were drum loops. Glad you liked it, Tom

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#451505 - 01/16/18 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Tom,

This is superb! Absolutely! Nobody on here does 12/8 blues shuffles like you. When you immerse yourself in this genre, to my mind, it's like an eagle taking flight and soaring with grandeur, authority, strength. It's so good.

What really appealed to me was your attention to arrangement. The interplays between drums, strums and silences were perfect. However I listen to this, there's only one inescapable conclusion that comes to mind.... you REALLY know your stuff!

All the best,
Noel

P.S. Apologies for missing a few of your songs. Circumstances have taken me out of action for a bit. Hopefully I'm back bouncing again now!
Noel, I am always so glad to see your name pop up here. You once again have bolstered my confidence with a fine review. Thank you, Tom
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome tune Tom. Absolutely loved this tune. Excellent vocal and lyric. And the guitar wowser !!!.
Well done
Scott, Glad you liked it, Tom
Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Authentic! Wow! Great tune man.

I have to say, the hits are awesome, right down to the occasional subtle hihat "chick" in between the main hits, to keep time. Just like a REAL band would do. That SO adds to the realism for me.

I can pretty much picture the band playing this.

Seriously great job.
Caaron, I originally took the hi hat chicks out. Then I had a moment of clarity and decided like you said that they added authenticity. So I went back and edited them back in. Thanks for mentioning that, Tom

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#451774 - 01/17/18 10:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: Ember - PG Music]
tommyad Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
If that opening doesn't grab you... you likely have no heart beat.

That opening lead is one of the best recorded leads ever presented here. Quality plus!

The vocal, too. Up-front and "tucked in the mix" at the same time. Magic ('cause I don't think there is any other explanation). You have a terrific voice for this stuff!

Kickin' bass! Excellent drum sound. Love the stops. Blisterin' leads.

And a good Pop-Rock-Blues write. Had to go back and listen a second time the pay attention because the music just sweeps you away the first time...

Gettin' out my TOM ADAMS stamp: TOP NOTCH. "As good as it gets".

smile

Thanks for the great review and I appreciate the nice words on the vocal. It can be a challenge to find that sweet spot on the volume. Tom
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
This song really grabbed me from the get-go. The opening of the song reminds me a smidgen of "Bad to the Bone". laugh Which is definitely a good thing! Awesome job.
Ember, Thanks for stopping by. The opening guitar figure is reminiscent of Bad to the Bone as well as Muddy Waters "I'm a Man" , Tom

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#451792 - 01/17/18 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
dcuny Offline
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Posts: 2013
Loc: Sacramento, California
Blues done right.
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

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#451795 - 01/17/18 12:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Nobody Else's Fault But Mine [Re: tommyad]
MarioD Offline
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Loc: Hamlin NY
I love the blues and I really love this. As David just said blues done right. This would fit right in the 1969 Filmore East venue! Humble Pie or The Allman Brothers would open for you! Your leads reminded me of Michael Bloomfield! You are one hell of a guitarist. I'm in total envy.

This is a keeper.
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PG Music News
User Tip - Slowing Down and Looping Audio in Band-in-a-Box®

Forum user DeaconBlues09 created a video tutorial to help answer a fellow forum user's question:
Using the Audio Chord Wizard to tempo map, slow down, and learn the notes of an audio track - video link http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=R09Lf3bHjhQ

Forum thread: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=467504

Thanks for sharing!

#TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 2006 for Windows Ear Training Fun!

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