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Jump to new posts Re: In time for Halloween . . . Dracula's Limousine by Greg Johnson @ 1 minute 53 seconds ago

Really well done!! I think your vocal style works perfectly with this one! Nice to hear a seasonal treat!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Modern Pop Music Demo by Greg Johnson @ 5 minutes 29 seconds ago

Very nice Charlie!! I have to check out that band!!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: The VIDEO as expected if not anticipated. by Greg Johnson @ 6 minutes 59 seconds ago

Good song, and well done video Ray......appropriately disturbing! Song is very good and the production is also very good quality!! Nicely done!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Happy Halloween. by Scott C @ 10 minutes 43 seconds ago

Excellent timing for the song jptjptjpt. Cool fun song. Well done
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Jump to new posts Re: PROJECT M presents THE WAY WITHOUT YOU by Greg Johnson @ 14 minutes 3 seconds ago

Very pretty song, and very passionate performance!!! Really emotionally moving!!! Great job with everything!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Twin City by Scott C @ 14 minutes 37 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: BawbHi Scott, This one got past me and I'm glad it popped up. Man, I'd really love to be able to play like you. I love the melody and the way you arranged all of the different instruments. Great listen, thanks for posting! Thanks Bawb for checking out the song. Glad you liked it. Originally Posted By: jannesanVery beautiful playing, the melody is very strong and full of melancholy. At some point I was expecting to hear some Mark Knopfler type of singing. The instrumen
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Jump to new posts Re: Entertaining Angels by Scott C @ 17 minutes 10 seconds ago

Really like this tune bawb. Another very cool vocal and lyric. Super backtrack.
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Jump to new posts Re: INSIDE by Greg Johnson @ 18 minutes 26 seconds ago

ALWAYS Love your stuff Torrey!!!! Melody is catchy and cool, and the lyrics are AWESOME......my favorite of yours so far, and one of my faves I've heard for a long time!! GREAT STUFF!!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: New Song - Open Door by Scott C @ 19 minutes 27 seconds ago

Welcome to Showcase Jake. Really liked the backtrack. Interesting vocal delivery and lyric. Very ominous..
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Jump to new posts Re: The Heart of the Matter by Scott C @ 21 minutes 33 seconds ago

Another very cool song. Super vocal and lyric. Acoustic was a very nice setting for the song. Lovely harmonies.
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Originally Posted By: rharvI think those are the BiaB markers, like on the Chords window how you can make certain measures Blue, or Green, etc. as shown on page 80 of the manual. Have you looked at that Data Filter yet? It is a powerful tool I find useful often for copy/cut/paste type edits. It lets you narrow things down. I agree with Rharv. Part Markers are the BIAB markers on the Chord Sheet.
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Jump to new posts Re: Aboriginal Indigenous Blues by Greg Johnson @ 23 minutes 53 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: floyd janeA very creative mashup, LOREN. Well mixed. Always nice to see folks using BIAB in new-and-different ways. Cool ending. fj Floyd said it just right.....Always does!! Very fresh and creative combo you put together!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Death's Door and the escape from hell by Greg Johnson @ 27 minutes 2 seconds ago

Raw, soulful, beautiful......just the way it should be!!! I agree with others that you should put a little verb or echo on the vocal. GREAT STUFF!!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Hometown Refugee ("performance" vid) by Janice & Bud @ 27 minutes 25 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: floyd janeJanice, Bud, Peter... Once again, raising the bar with "as good as it gets". A truly STUNNING mix. NOTHING out of place. Crisp, clean, clear, yet as Warm as it can get. Janice's vocal is (as always) the highlight. She simply never misses. Peter guitar work is wonderful. A truly outstanding video. The best ever presented here. A great cohesive look to the entire video. Camera work is excellent. Lip-syncing, too!! Amazing that you were able to find a
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Jump to new posts Re: PROJECT M presents HAPPINESS by Mark Hayes @ 31 minutes 36 seconds ago

I really enjoyed the snappy 90s "Roxette" feel and the liquid-y, accented (to an American) vocals. I did find the chorus less satisfying, reaching out in a different direction with less success. But everything comes together with "let's go!" =8^)
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Very pretty song!! I love traditional composing.......very melodic and somewhat theatrical!! You are a man after my own heart Shigeki! Strings/horns are gorgeous!! LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Dang listen to Adele’s new single for fantastic songwriting by rockstar_not @ 34 minutes 49 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Mike HalloranI like the performance but don't think there's much of a song in there. Just so I can understand your perspective, can you tell me of a few examples of real songs that you enjoy and move you?
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Jump to new posts Re: On a morning, a song with Scott... by rayc @ Today at 03:37 PM

Nice one Hans & Scott. I'd have preferred to hear the lead intro centred but that's not a deal breaker. Nice narrative and an UP vibe.
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Jump to new posts Re: *New* Take Me Down - Cinematic Bluegrass by Janice & Bud @ Today at 02:42 PM

Fascinating. Sounds like something Bela Fleck might do. Different, experimental and ultimately successful! Kudos! J&B
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I DLed it and played with it a bit. I couldn't find anything that I could use but I just dabbled a little. There are four pages of sounds for each side so when time permits I will do a little more exploring.
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Jump to new posts Re: Like we didn't know by Janice & Bud @ Today at 02:32 PM

As always your use of BiaB is very, very high bar. Great swing! We love many music genre but seem to always favor a swing or shuffle -- might those years way back when I played some walking bass Great mix .. everybody has their spot on that stage. Excellent! J&B
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Jump to new posts Re: Wasted by HearToLearn @ Today at 02:14 PM

You know I love the song. Which part? ALL of it! You have multiple hooks that work from the rhythm, note choices AND repetition. You don't have an earworm with this one, you have a damn earworm farm! The big takeaway I'm seeing, that I think is the coolest thing ever, is how this song is so relatable for so many. To me there are two kinds of great lyric writers... 1-Those who can write a GREAT story that you get to witness in a song. There's emotional power in that. 2-Those who write a speci
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Jump to new posts Re: Way off topic - security ?s by VideoTrack @ Today at 01:58 PM

Quote:Just to comply with forum rules, make it ‘music-related’. For example, you need surveillance because someone left an accordion in your unlocked car.
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Jump to new posts Re: Solitude by Janice & Bud @ Today at 01:57 PM

Outstanding performances by you on all instruments! Wow, that is a LOT of tracks...and an excellent mix. I would not know where to start. A one man orchestra. Dark and somber as anticipated from the write but very engaging. Kudos! J&B
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Simon. good call on the 11400. check this desktop deal by acer with ssd and 11400 etc. 900 buckies cdn https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ace...mp;gclsrc=aw.ds whaddya think for a daw. ive used acer in the past. never EVER had even a sniff of a problem. ---------------------------------------------- on the wife lappie need, once again looks like acer 5 might be one solution. for value. but no 2 ssd slots looks like...maybe a ryzen. whaddya think of these lappies for a daw. pricey tho'. htt
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A Look Back... Band-in-a-Box® 2015 NAMM Demonstration #TBT

Watch Tobin (and Charlie!) demonstrate Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for Windows at the 2015 NAMM Show: Play video...

Tobin does a great job of showing just how easy it is to create a song with Band-in-a-Box!

This video was posted on January 23, 2015 to the Keyboard Instrument Chops and Gear YouTube Channel.

Enhance Your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Installation

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows users - update for FREE today!

We've added a new "record using" option within the Audio Settings dialog, and updated many existing features based on user feedback.

This free update also includes the most recent build of our DAW Plugin (3.9.12).

Learn more about this free update and download it today.

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We've made it even easier to get started with Band-in-a-Box® with the Easy Payment Plan 4 - when you choose this payment option you'll pay four equal monthly payments starting on the day of your order.

Choose your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows package & order here.

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When you get to the checkout, simply click on Select Easy Payment Plan 4 for this product to apply this option.

Note: This only applies to this Band-in-a-Box product, and does not apply to other products that you might have in your order, including the physical backup copy if selected.

Band-in-a-Box® File Associations

You may have noticed when you were installing Band-in-a-Box® for Windows that you were asked if you would like to Associate Band-in-a-Box songs and styles with Band-in-a-Box? But, what does that mean?

It's actually pretty simple - basically, if you select this option while you're installing the program, files with the extensions .SGU, .MGU, and other Band-in-a-Box files will open directly in the program if you select them from outside the program.

Missed this option during your setup, but you'd like to apply it now? Go to File | File Utilities | Associate File types with Explorer within the program.

New Update for RealBand 2021 Available!

Do you use RealBand (included in all Band-in-a-Box® for Windows purchases)? Download the latest free update, which resolves a small viewing issue for Windows 11 users.

When you download the latest update for RealBand 2021, it will add all the updates we've made this year. See the full list here.

Ear Training Games in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

October 1, 2021 is National Kids Music Day!

Head to the Practice Window in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows, and you'll see fun games that are fun ear training options for kids: Music Replay & Pitch Invasion.

Of course, you don't have to be a kid to like these games, I think there a fun way to learn at any age!

Music Replay is just what it sounds like - the program plays a 1-bar melody, and the user plays it back. Get it right, and you'll keep building that melody (and skill) within the game - get it wrong, and you'll be met with a warning tone and have to try again... it's quite addictive, and a lot of fun!

If you like a classic arcade game, then you'll love Pitch Invasion! We've managed to incorporate aliens with pitch-recognition skills in this exciting game, where you'll match the pitch of the alien ship descending towards your planet trying to destroy your collection of instruments - match the pitch and you've saved your instruments, make a mistake and the ship keeps coming... you'll have a few tries to get it right, if you're quick, but if all your instruments are destroyed - it's game over! The game speeds up as your skills improve, and you'll earn points along the way, with bonus points available throughout the game.

Open up your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows today to give it a try!

These ear training games are also included in Musical Arcade for Windows.

How to Make Backing Tracks with Band-in-a-Box®, by Nick Kellie

Band-in-a-Box® endorsing artist Nick Kellie recently got his hands on the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac, and put together this video showing off just how easy it is to make backing tracks in Band-in-a-Box®!

Band-in-a-Box Demo - How to make backing tracks

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