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Jump to new posts Re: How Guitar Strings are made by VideoTrack @ Today at 09:22 PM

Certainly a lot of instrument strings were made from 'Catgut', which probably referred to animals intestines from many different animals. Update: Wikipedia has a chapter on this very topic.
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Jump to new posts Re: BETTER CALL YOUR MAMA by Al-David @ Today at 09:16 PM

ROG & Eddie ,,, Just so dang cool! I love this stuff! To my ears, it has somewhat of an early Garage Band feel. I like how the music is spread horizontally across the spectrum. It fills the space completely without the slightest hint of clutter. A great, fun-filled journey that put a big smile on this face. totally loved it! Best to both of you. Be safe, wherever you are ... Alan
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Jump to new posts Re: Welcome Back (New Song) by Al-David @ Today at 09:09 PM

Hi Henry ... I always love your stuff. And this is an excellent example of why! RnB has always been one of my very favorite genres. And you do it sp dang good! Excellent flashback sound! It's always a pleasure to see you've posted a new song. No need to parse the various elements as the final product speaks for itself. Excellent is excellent ... no matter how you get it there. Wishing you the very best. Be safe ... Alan
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Jump to new posts Re: Covered Faces by Al-David @ Today at 09:01 PM

Hi Capn ... This is a really cool song! Great vocals and a super arrangement. As mentioned, topical and a good message. I really enjoyed this! That b/g guitar around 2:00 gives new life to the song ... refreshing and an excellent choice. Really nice work! Wishing you the best. Be safe ... Alan
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Jump to new posts Re: Nobody's Business by Al-David @ Today at 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: ROGHi Alan, As you said, a real assortment of styles and genres, but one that works SO well. An international sound too - I've heard stuff like this in the Scottish Highlands and also in France. Truly "un mélange". Nice and cheerful as well, which is always welcome these days! Take care, old friend and the best to Di. Hope the house is progressing. ROG. HI ROG ... The song left me, also, with that cheerful feel, as you so kindly mentioned. I hadn't consid
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Jump to new posts Re: Sad Stories by PeterF @ Today at 08:51 PM

Originally Posted By: dani48Hi, Peter & Leon ! What a superb tune and so delicately delivered too ! Vocals and guitar solo are just great ! WOW ! Cheers Dani Appreciate that Dani. Peter Originally Posted By: edshawGreat listen, Peter & Leon. Very well done. Thanks Ed. Peter
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Jump to new posts Re: sampling history by rockstar_not @ Today at 08:50 PM

Of course the Beatles used sampling of tape. Nonetheless it was the same concept For those interested, over the weekend I scored a pristine no scratches copy of De La Soul’s “Three Feet High and Rising”, considered to be one of the pinnacle’s if not THE pinnacle of the use of sampling in hip hop. Paid $0.49 plus tax It is a masterpiece.
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Jump to new posts Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) by Janice & Bud @ Today at 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By: user860I enjoyed that, a very clean recording, enjoyed the harmonies and the how the low end was noticeable Thanks! J&B
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Jump to new posts Re: Home by BlueAttitude @ Today at 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#Team, I do not know if it can get "better". You set this bar pretty high. It would be a shame to try to pull something out and try to comment on individual items. Usually hits are accepted as a whole. In my view, it is one. The only thing besides congratulations, I will mention is, BGV was a great idea. Thank you for sharing! P.S. Listened outdoors on the phone through wireless over ear headphones and at home on K702 AKG headset. Sounds great on both!
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Jump to new posts Re: "DLSMusicDevice not found" by Simon - PG Music @ Today at 06:13 PM

Excellent news! Thanks for that suggestion Mike!
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Jump to new posts Re: A Man On A Mission (co-write w/ Greg Johnson) by floyd jane @ Today at 06:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Will JosefVery cool song. As always an outstanding good mix and production. You are the one to learn from! Will Nice of you to say, Will... Thanks.
One band I can't believe I missed is The Brooklyn Bridge. Led by the lead singer of The Crests, Johnny Maestro, they had their huge hit with Jimmy Webb's The Worst That Could Happen, and followed that up with Blessed Is The Rain, but curiously, I always thought the better song was on the B side of that, Welcome Me Love. Check out the latter on youtube and listen to that singing. They were in my jam zone with all the harmony and the horn section. They just didn't last all that long relatively spe
Jump to new posts Re: Foxes & Fossils Newspaper Article by bobcflatpicker @ Today at 05:44 PM
I have watch this thread with fascination. I had a friend who had the most wonderful set of nails. I cannot image her playing guitar with them. Learned something new every day! ...Deb
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Jump to new posts Re: "River Deep" - Bluesy Chill by EdZ314 @ Today at 04:36 PM

Carl - your skillful and balanced performances on the various instruments is very impressive. Everything blends together so nicely, you just hear them as a whole, not as individual instruments. Beautifully composed and played. I very much enjoyed it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Super popular supertonic by sslechta @ Today at 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: MarioDWhat he was calling supertonic playing I would call him playing in the key of C using the Dorian mode. What do you think? Per that old post we worked on in the past, that could very well be..... The modes ranked by brightness I kind of took that video as he converted all the songs to C Major to show that the second note in the key, D, was being hit a lot. But I guess that shift to Dorian would put the D as the tonic 1st note of the key.
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Jump to new posts Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found by Andrew - PG Music @ Today at 04:28 PM

Are you able to play the .wma files outside of Band-in-a-Box (with WMP) while Band-in-a-Box is open? What is your audio driver type in Band-in-a-Box, Options | Drivers | Audio Settings? In Windows control panel --> Sound Settings -> Device properties -> Additional device properties --> Advanced, does it make a difference if you de-select "allow ... exclusive control.." checkbox? Do you have an 'N' or 'KN' version of Windows where you had to install the media pack separat
Jump to new posts Re: guitar recommendations by eddie1261 @ Today at 03:31 PM

Lots of great suggestions here, but that thin body requirement is steering me toward the Harley Benton. The 3 7/8 deep guitars is pretty much what I have now with the Applause, and I can't play it. The 2 inch deep acoustic (since I will NEVER play it acoustic only anyhow) seems like the deal for me. Thanks to the ol' flatpicker for steering me toward it. The first time through the HB web page I didn't even see it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Missing you by Ezekiel's Storm @ Today at 03:07 PM

I really enjoyed this one. It's so hauntingly beautiful. It's one of those tunes where you put it on repeat and never get tired of hearing it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Spend This World by Ezekiel's Storm @ Today at 02:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott CWowser. That intro got me sitting up straight in my chair. Very cool tune and an awesome vocal. Well done. Boy that bass just makes the song just bounce... Thanks, Scott. I appreciate it.Originally Posted By: Leon1Hi Scott Your inner teen rocks! Love it. Regards, Leon Thank you, Leon. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Originally Posted By: CaptainMotoRock On! Nice work on that. Thanks so much, Cap'n!
Or am I getting older and feebler? I remember ripping packs open but now I have to use a knife on cardboard boxes and sometimes I'm even reduced to using scissors to open plastic packs. Worst of all are blister packs!
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Jump to new posts Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Today! by Callie - PG Music @ Today at 02:01 PM

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac to the latest build 419 to correct any improper messages for Natural Arrangements, apply VST setting improvements, experience faster customized RealTracks and RealDrums Pickers, and fix a few other user-reported issues within the program. You'll also receive the latest DAW Plugin version 2.12.15 update, with more than 30 additions and updates, including additional options within context menus, the ability to loop a set of bars by highlighting them, and m
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Jump to new posts Re: Opdatering af Band-in-a-Box 2020 Mac (built 416) by Peters Garage @ Today at 01:41 PM

Version 419 til Mac 2020 er på gaden....hvis der opstår problemer i forbindelse med opgraderingen, så er det muligvis nødvendigt at reinstallere IK Multimedias Plugins
Jump to new posts Re: Rick beato reviews the top 10 by Peters Garage @ Today at 01:38 PM

Interesting views and fun to see how quickly he "digs" the progression. And yes he seems quite pleased with himself
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Jump to new posts Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac Build 419 Update (Sept 23) by Andrew - PG Music @ Today at 01:34 PM

Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac build 419 is available. This includes DAW Plugin version 2.12.15 ================================== Summary of changes for build 419 (Sept 23): "UltraPAK=" style category counts are larger than they should be. Spurious messages about Natural Arrangements. Current location should be sent to VST plugins when song isn't playing. Some VST plugins might not be triggered to play or s
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Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac to the latest build 419 to correct any improper messages for Natural Arrangements, apply VST setting improvements, experience faster customized RealTracks and RealDrums Pickers, and fix a few other user-reported issues within the program.

You'll also receive the latest DAW Plugin version 2.12.15 update, with more than 30 additions and updates, including additional options within context menus, the ability to loop a set of bars by highlighting them, and more!

Learn more about this FREE update and download it here.

Let's Hear Your Band-in-a-Box® Songs!

Working on your first song in Band-in-a-Box®? Or maybe you've built up a great collection of songs... Make sure to share them to the User Showcase Forum where other program users post their original songs too! Receive feedback, build your audience, and connect with other enthusiastic program users - you'll be happy you did!

While you're there, make sure to listen to some of the other great songs posted!

Band-in-a-Box® Country Music Add-ons!

Happy International Country Music Day!!!

You might not think of Band-in-a-Box® as a country music making machine, but you'd be surprised... there are OVER 850 Country RealTracks available!

See (hear?) the Country songs created by Band-in-a-Box® users when you check out the Band-in-a-Box® Radio playlists Country/EZ Listening/Folk 1 and Country/EZ Listening/Folk 2.

Feeling inspired to create your own Country song in Band-in-a-Box®? Pop into the RealTracks Picker and create your own custom country band by filtering for "Country" or choose an existing Country style within the StylePicker Window by choosing a "Country" Filter String (from the drop down menu).

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 French for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 apporte plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités ! Des améliorations ont été apportées aux RealTracks (RealTracks vocales au son plus doux, Epaississement des RealTracks, fonctions RealTracks "Trouver un Subs" et Multiriffs). La majorité des RealDrums dispose maintenant de RealCharts (avec une notation Drums précise). Le nouveau navigateur d'artistes RealTracks permet la recherche d'informations/bios/liens/listes sur artistes RealTracks. Le nouveau navigateur de fonctions permet à l'utilisateur nouveau ou "tête en l'air" de trouver et d'utiliser facilement la plupart des fonctionnalités/raccourcis/documents à partir d'une seule fenêtre. L'égalisation du tempo permet de changer un morceau rubato enregistré en un tempo fixe. L'étirement audio temps/pitch a été amélioré (Elastique inclus). Il y a des améliorations un peu partout dans le SongPicker, les Intros automatiques avec Basse/drums ou drums seuls, l'extension du nombre de titres avec + 3.400 titres nouveaux, MusicXML, la guitare avec vues "gaucher" et "élève", la fonction glisser-déposer, l'affichage multi-fenêtres de l'Assistant Accord Audio et bien plus encore !


Get Inspired with the Band-in-a-Box® Title Generator!

There can be many triggers that could inspire you to write a song... but what if you're wanting to write a song, and are having trouble finding the inspiration you need?

Jump start your creativity using the Title Generator feature in Band-in-a-Box®.

I love this feature - it delivers some beautiful results!

To access this feature:

Mac: select Edit | Chords | Auto-Generate Song Title menu command (control+shift+S). The song title will appear in the Title window! Repeat the Auto-Generate Song Title command until the program comes up with a suitable title for your song. Band-in-a-Box® will keep generating new titles for as long as it takes to get the right one.

Windows: click on the "Generate Title" button within the main screen of the program and you can choose to "auto-generate" a song title which will appear right in the Title field of your song, or for a more varied selection choose to "generate multiple titles" and you'll be taken to the Title Generator window, which can generate a list of 50 song titles for you!

I've just done this, and won't bother list all 50 here - but the "top 10" I've chosen from my generated list are:
Eloquent Laugh
Statuesque Luck
Considering a Rainbow
Brief Fling, Acknowledged
Something for a Sandpiper
Happy Runaround
Cheatin' Skies
Then Came a Rose
The Mention of My Love
Eternal Raincheck

Give it a try!

The resource for this feature can also be edited, allowing you to customize the results.
(to do this, review the file TITL1.TXT within the BB Data folder.)

Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK Video Tutorial

Wondering how to use the Loops-with-Style PAKs in your songs?

Check out our latest video, where we explain installing Loops-with-Style PAKs, locating the content within the proram, and how to use them in either in Band-in-a-Box® or in other DAWs - Watch the video...

Learn about the Styles included, applying the Loops, how the Loops will work with your song settings, using these Loops in other DAWs, and more!

Note: this video was made using the Windows version, however the steps are the same for Mac.

Share Your Love for Band-in-a-Box®!

Want everyone to know how much you enjoy Band-in-a-Box? Submit a Video Testimonial today, and when we share it on our website and YouTube channel, we'll send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK hard drive!

Check out some of the great Video Testimonials we've already received here.

For more information on this offer, click here.

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