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#456463 - 02/08/18 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
dani48 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Janne !:))


Absolutely superb tune
and performance !
a wonderful mix of
Bacharach style sounds
as well as Wilson too !

Very good Janne and that goes
for Mira too !

Cheers
Dani

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#456510 - 02/08/18 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1175
Loc: Missouri
Janne, this a beautiful song and performance with great chord changes and melody! A real pleasure to listen to! Thanks, Torrey

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#456559 - 02/08/18 11:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
bluage Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Dear "jannesan"...

Out of a title as simple and stark as "One", you and Ms. Mira have created something that will surely appeal to many, in and out of the User's Forum.

Your sudden intuition that an acoustic piano would greatly enhance this new version was an inspirational moment of transporting musical clarity, in my opinion, at least. The piano along with Ms. Mira's voice crying out the imaginative lyrics turns "One" into a duet of sound and singing. To be emotionally moved by this composition required only a single listen, after which I wanted to just sit still and replay the performance in my head and heart so I could keep it there, close to me.

The cello and viola in concert with the RealTracks nearly obscures the fact that the piece was created using Band-in-a-Box. I think it could cause someone, anyone to argue that it couldn't have been produced with software, no matter how sophisticated or accomplished that software is. It simply sounds like it was performed and recorded in concert hall. I expected to hear applause when it ended, after a long pause held by a stunned audience.

I don't know how you did it, but you did. This is what the word "beautiful" was meant to describe.

Lost in it,

LOREN
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"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

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#456717 - 02/10/18 12:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: Noel96]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Noel96
Miira sounds magical singing against the piano accompaniment. I thoroughly enjoyed listening. You've done a really good job creating this acoustic arrangement.
Yet another fine creation to add to your ever-growing songbook!
All the best,
Noel


Thanks Noel for your magical words, they are always so uplifting smile I totally agree that Miira and piano is a great combination smile

Janne

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#456719 - 02/10/18 12:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: Guitarhacker]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I don't recall the first version, maybe it was so different from this version.
Anyway, this version is really well done and good.
Sometimes simple is better. We have all these tracks and want to use them, but paring back to the basics sometimes is the absolute best way to go and this proves that.
Nice work and well done.


Thank you Herb for your kind words smile I agree that sometimes simple is better. When you start composing with BIAB you find many nice sounding realtracks and you want to use them all and finally the arrangement is too complex. Sometimes you should think outside the Box, Band-in-a-box in this case smile , and then you can realize what the song really needs.

Janne

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#456720 - 02/10/18 12:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Excellent performance and arrangement.
Super vocal as usual.
Great harmony.
Sergio.
P.S. I am still working... smile


Thanks Sergio for your great feedback smile

Janne

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#456722 - 02/10/18 01:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: jannesan]
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1875
Loc: Sydney Australia
Janne and Miira

This is a lovely arrangement and beautiful vocal.
Really nicely done in every way.

Peter

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#457006 - 02/11/18 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: Belladonna]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Belladonna
This one does really showcase the vocals. Nice song and lyrics.


Thanks Belladonna for your kind words smile

Janne

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#457008 - 02/11/18 11:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: dani48]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: dani48
Absolutely superb tune
and performance !
a wonderful mix of
Bacharach style sounds
as well as Wilson too !
Very good Janne and that goes
for Mira too !
Cheers
Dani


Thanks Dani for your wonderful positive feedback smile I feel honored to be mentioned among Bacharach & Wilson laugh

Janne

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#457010 - 02/11/18 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Janne, this a beautiful song and performance with great chord changes and melody! A real pleasure to listen to! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks Torrey for your really kind words, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed my song smile

Janne

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#457526 - 02/14/18 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: bluage]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: bluage
Out of a title as simple and stark as "One", you and Ms. Mira have created something that will surely appeal to many, in and out of the User's Forum.
Your sudden intuition that an acoustic piano would greatly enhance this new version was an inspirational moment of transporting musical clarity, in my opinion, at least. The piano along with Ms. Mira's voice crying out the imaginative lyrics turns "One" into a duet of sound and singing. To be emotionally moved by this composition required only a single listen, after which I wanted to just sit still and replay the performance in my head and heart so I could keep it there, close to me.
The cello and viola in concert with the RealTracks nearly obscures the fact that the piece was created using Band-in-a-Box. I think it could cause someone, anyone to argue that it couldn't have been produced with software, no matter how sophisticated or accomplished that software is. It simply sounds like it was performed and recorded in concert hall. I expected to hear applause when it ended, after a long pause held by a stunned audience.
I don't know how you did it, but you did. This is what the word "beautiful" was meant to describe.
Lost in it,
LOREN


Thanks Loren, I really appreciate your kind and beautiful words and deep analysis of my song smile I can hear your applause after the song wink Nice to hear that this didn't sound like a BIAB produced, I agree that those string RealTracks are excellent.

Janne

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#457527 - 02/14/18 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: One (Acoustic Version) [Re: PeterF]
jannesan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Janne and Miira
This is a lovely arrangement and beautiful vocal.
Really nicely done in every way.
Peter


Thanks Peter for your kind words smile

Janne

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PG Music News
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

#TBT - The Beginning of Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

We released the much-loved Xtra Styles PAKs in August 2016! This release included 164 RealStyles for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter and worked with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Xtra Styles PAKs were such a hit... we couldn't stop making them! Since their introduction, we've released 3 more PAKs with a total of over 600 Xtra Styles in all!

Want to hear what other program users are doing with their Xtra Styles? Visit our Xtra STyles Contests forum to hear all the songs submitted during previous song contest we've had: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=102&page=1

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs and listen to their demos at http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win.

Band-in-a-Box® Customer Feedback - Feel The Love!

Check out some great feedback we've received on our Facebook account from program users:

"I have been using Band-in-a-Box for years. It is the anchor of my music gigs as well as my fun in my studio. I have used other software but Band-in-a-Box is my main go to."
-Jack T.

"Love Band-in-a-Box. As someone who played professionally for 20 years and retired from live performing years ago, I still love music. Band-in-a-Box allows me to create fun arrangements which I can sing over or play over. There are THOUSANDS of different variations plus you can enter any chords you like and create any chart. It's also great for creating background tracks for videos and audio content for websites, training etc. And like everything else in the world . . . it may not be right for everyone. For those who love music and don't have the time to shed five or six instruments it's way cool."
-Vinnie R.

"This program has completely changed my playing for the good. I can experiment with playing chords and leads over various scenarios that I can quickly create and change. Love this program. I use it nearly every day."
-Dave R.

"I bought my first version in 1994 and have progressed to 2018 version. I use it to create backing tracks for live music performance. I currently have over 2,000 songs performance ready. If you can and type, and use mouse it will work for you."
-Roger M.

"The premiere reason for me for buying this program; it has given me the freedom to fully complete the foundation for my songs without the confinement of limited minded musicians. After the song concept is complete, it can then be presented those musicians to play as a cover song. Also writing a song with a band gives them partial ownership of your idea... not cool... especially since they may have fought your idea every step of the way.. Every member of an organized band should own a copy of this program to compose or to even give legitimate composition alternatives to the original songwriter."
-Paul V.

Thanks everyone!

Support for ABC Notation Format in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

ABC notation is the simple text-based notation system used by musicians worldwide to store chords, melody, and lyrics of songs. Now with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows you can open and save songs in ABC notation format!

To save the song in ABC notation format, press the [Save As] toolbar button and choose Save as ABC notation file from the menu. Once opened, select a track that you want to save and choose your other criteria - The [Copy to clipboard] button will copy the file to the clipboard (that you can then paste it into other programs). The [Save as File] button will let you type a name and select the destination in your hard drive.

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