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#460031 - 03/02/18 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
gruverider Offline

Registered: 07/15/12
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Great story song. Love the harmonies and the vocal brake down in the second verse. Great arranging there.

much enjoyed!

#460067 - 03/02/18 06:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Loved this song Josie. Brought memories of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. Super vocal and lyric.
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#460075 - 03/02/18 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: rsdean]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Josie,

This is great! Love everything about it - perfect vocal and mix.

It's so good to hear you again. smile


Hey Bob! Thank you! As an old partner in rhyme of mine used to say "onward and upward". grin I sure hope so.
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#460079 - 03/02/18 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: tommyad]
Sundance Offline

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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Josie, I have missed you and am thrilled to see you back. Love the song and the vocals. I've walked more than a few foot logs myself. I also use the vocal rider on all my vocals. After your 10 years here I do believe your vocals keep getting better. Best to you, Tom

Tommy, Thank you. I am thrilled that you are thrilled because you are one of my favorite writers and producers here.

Hard to believe it's been a decade - yikes it went by fast. When I signed up I was too chicken to show my face or say my real name. It was my first music forum and I didn't want the 99% male population here then to know I was a female until they got to know me. I was so rusty and so ignorant. I knew zero about computer music production but I loved BIAB and I wanted to learn. It's been an interesting trip interacting with all the wonderfully talented and helpful people who've come and gone since I joined. I'm thankful to still be here.
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#460092 - 03/02/18 11:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
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Loc: Sacramento, California
What a fun tune! It sounded great through my phone's speaker, which is a sign of a great mix.

I was hoping that you'd include a verse where Pa takes potshots at the suiter's feet as they try to cross the creek. wink

I enjoyed the listen!
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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

#460103 - 03/03/18 12:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
animarorecords Offline

Registered: 05/11/15
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Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Josie

Super vocals and harmonies!
Your vocal is perfect. Really comfortable.
As trevor said, toe-tappingly good!
As Robert said, I also hope you'll be bringing us more like this.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

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#460231 - 03/03/18 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
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Loc: The Netherlands
Hi Josie,

Good to have you back with such a subtle and groovy folk song.
Vocals are emotive, bright and sparkly as always.
Very good work.

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#460298 - 03/04/18 01:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
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Loc: Finland
Very nice catchy folky song with great vocals and harmonies. And those fiddles really make the sun shine smile


#460306 - 03/04/18 02:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
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Loc: South Carolina
What a great tune. Very true to the genre and everything is spot on. I'm glad to see you posting again and listening to your song first thing this morning is a wonderful way to start the day.
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#460329 - 03/04/18 04:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
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Registered: 07/11/15
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Loc: Missouri
Josie, I loved everything about this one! Vocals/harmony are great! Your mix is excellent and you did a very good job with the instrumentation! Thanks, Torrey

#460331 - 03/04/18 04:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Sundance]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
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Great to hear you again Josie. As you know we come from a long bluegrass background so this is right in our wheelhouse. Janice mentioned that the feel is a lot like The Marshall Family that we used to listen to many years ago. A very similar vocal style - nice and flowing. Your use of those RTs shows a genuine appreciation for the nuances of arranging and mixing a bluegrass based tune.

The imagery rich lyric was terrific and we really liked the stopped vocal section.

Well done!!


PS There was a foot log on our family farm to get to the best fishing spot.
Never grow's a trap.
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#460364 - 03/04/18 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Awesome work here, Sundance! I enjoyed everything about this one - the vocal performance is excellent, the arrangement is superb, and it's very catchy. Just a well written song, through and through. Not to mention - that groove got my foot tapping in about 10 seconds! I can imagine this sounding unreal in a live setting, and packing the dancefloor in no time.

Great job and thanks for sharing smile

Thank you very much Deryk!
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#460365 - 03/04/18 07:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Samuel Davis]
Sundance Offline

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Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Nice tune. This is very well put together. Love your choice of instrumentation. Very Appalachian sounding.

Thank you Samuel!
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#460366 - 03/04/18 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: F.M.M.]
Sundance Offline

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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
great work Josie love the vocal perfect thanks for sharing eric

Thank you Eric!
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#460367 - 03/04/18 07:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Gotta Walk The Foot Log [Re: Robertkc]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc

A cute idea for a song that you turned into a great story.
Your vocal ( and harmonies) sounds so comfortable and relaxed and the production ticks all the boxes.
Love that washboard!
I hope you`ll be bringing us more like this.


Thank you Robert!
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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder!

It's the first day of spring today, which means it's time to start spring cleaning!

We cleaned up the BB folder with our release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018. Over the years, this folder has been growing - there were up to 10,000 files in there! We've fixed this and put the files into various folders. This is done with a cleanup routine. The cleanup normally happens automatically during installation, but you can run it manually by selecting the main menu Help | Utilities | Run Cleanup routine.

The cleanup routine does the following:
-Moves Styles files (.STY/.STX) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Styles.
-Moves Soloists files (.ST2/.XT2) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Soloists.
-Moves various Demo folders to C:\Demos.
-Moves various songs and lessons folders to C:\bb\Songs and Lessons.
-Moves various files essential for running Band-in-a-Box to C:\bb\Data and C:\bb\Data\Lib.
-Moves various preferences files to C:\bb\Preferences.
-Moves tutorial demo songs, program manuals (.pdf), and the help file (.chm) to C:\bb\Documentation.

Oliver Gannon Interview - Appointed to the Order of Canada!

Oliver Gannon (Peter Gannon's brother), was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition for "his achievements as a musician" on December 29, 2017!

Oliver recently sat for an interview with CBC's Hot Air host Margaret Gallagher - read a summary and listen to the interview at

'I don't know ... why they chose me. But I'm very glad and I'm not giving it back'
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To be clear, and avoid any confusion, there are two brothers: Peter Gannon is the "Band-in-a-Box" PG Music guy, and Oliver Gannon is the jazz guitarist who just won the Order of Canada.

#Monday Motivation - Free Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Want to snag yourself a free Band-in-a-Box® hard drive? Tell everyone how much you love Band-in-a-Box® with your very own Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial video!

Submit your video, and when we use it on our website (and YouTube page) we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Learn more about how to submit your video testimonial here.

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User Tip - Custom Drum Shots

Have you ever wanted more control of the RealDrums generated within Band-in-a-Box? (example: with the same consecutive shot/hold/push)

Forum user Pipeline shared their steps in an incredibly detailed forum post to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out: Custom Drum Shots.

#FunFactFriday - Team PG!

Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, choose Help | About Band-in-a-Box, and you'll see more than just information on the program - you'll also see a complete list of Team PG - we're currently at 35 team members!

#TBT - Automatic Soloing in Band-in-a-Box® 7!

Band-in-a-Box® 7 included some great new features - like Automatic Soloing! This introduced program users to the powerful Soloist capabilities of Band-in-a-Box®, which also includes the Soloist Maker.

Automatic Soloing!
Pick any song or chords in any style, and choose a "soloist." Band-in-a-Box® then creates and plays a professional quality solo in the style of your choice. Previous versions of Band-in-a-Box created great accompaniment. Now you can hear sensational solos as well - showing you exactly what notes are played. Choose from "soloists" in the style similar to great Jazz musicians such as Django Reinhardt, John Coltrane, or Country/Pop soloists and others, or create your own soloists using the "Soloist Maker."

Soloist Maker
This module allows you to define your own soloists. For example, let's say you want to create a soloist in a style similar to the style of "John Coltrane" - the great Jazz saxophonist. The Soloist Maker allows you to define the parameters essential to Coltrane's playing, such as instrument range (i.e. tenor saxophone), extra legato playing, playing more on top of the beat than typical Jazz musicians, and playing straighter 8th notes than usual Swing 8th notes. Also, you can set phrasing options, such as how long the phrase should be and how much "space" to leave between phrases. You can also set how "outside" the playing should be. In the case of a John Coltrane style - you set that to the maximum! Then "turn him loose" and hear the soloist play over any song!

Review all of the features added with Band-in-a-Box® 7:

#TechTipTuesday - Opening MIDI Tracks in PowerTracks Pro Audio

Open your MIDI file in PowerTracks Pro Audio (or RealBand), and you'll see the instruments separated onto their own track - an excellent way to hear all the instruments individually for that song, and a great way to learn!

There's no trick to it either - just use the File | Open dialog, locate the MIDI file, and click [Open].

Note: Type 0 MIDI files have all channels on one track, and should ask whether you want to separate them. If you accidentally chooses no, hit Edit - MIDI - Extract Channels to Tracks. Typically, Type 1 MIDI files have the instruments automatically separated.

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