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Jump to new posts Re: SSD5 Free by DeaconBlues09 @ Yesterday at 11:48 PM

Thanks so much, Pipeline! You are a true hero :-)
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Jump to new posts Re: Bolero de Raquel by EMG @ Yesterday at 05:29 PM

Thank you Greg! Finally I 've realized that before to upload a song I MUST listen it with the headphones to fix this bad things I do with the DAW… :-) Thank you
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Jump to new posts Re: *New Song* Oh My Lord - Bluegrass Americana by Greg Johnson @ Yesterday at 05:07 PM

Great vibe......very emotional!! That fiddle is EXACTLY what is needed for this song....perfect. Love the drums too. This is such a cool song, and so well produced and mixed! Vocals shine as usual! Maybe my new fave of yours Rob!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Dixieland Jazz Song: "Smoothie Shop" by Greg Johnson @ Yesterday at 04:37 PM

Very fun!! Very cute!! The dixieland thing works perfectly. Welcome to the forum!! Great job with this!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: A personal note. by Will Josef @ Yesterday at 04:36 PM

Best wishes to you, Tangmo. I hope you will find an Internet connection some day and that we will see more posts from you and be able to listen to more music from you. Will
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Jump to new posts Re: The Older We Get, The Better We Were by Greg Johnson @ Yesterday at 04:34 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd janeStefan, A very clever song (again). Very well produced and very well mixed. The video is really well done. A lot of fun to watch. (the drum parts were impressive!). Really enjoyed that. fj Yes, that was a treat!! Very well done song and video! Sax may have been a little too frenetic...I too have found a hard time finding the right sax sometimes in BIAB. Great job!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Sun Forest by Greg Johnson @ Yesterday at 04:29 PM

SWEEEEEEEET!!! Never played with the melodist but this works great Eric. Nice playing!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: 80s pop music sounds by Will Josef @ Yesterday at 04:19 PM

I recently bought the V collection from Arturia. Included is a perfect sounding DX7 - now as a soft synth. And much, much easier to program than the original. Take a listen:
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Jump to new posts Re: Weed by Will Josef @ Yesterday at 04:09 PM

Cool track! Like many others my first thoughts were Santana and Gilmour... not a bad duo to be inspired from. Thank you for sharing, Will
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Jump to new posts Re: Why won't Sforzando play BIAB strings? by Mike Head @ Yesterday at 03:46 PM

Hi Marty If you mean your through voice is not the track selected voice. Have you checked your Options/preferences/midi Thru make sure there is a tick in Track Specific. This way you should hear the track voice when you play your keyboard. I have written quite a long article about this sort of thing in Realband you may find some of this helpful Extract from article For simple every day use I would set my midi settings to Route MIDI playback to my default Dxi/Vst synth. And this is fine if tha
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Jump to new posts Re: Bar Lyrics - 3rd Verse by Jim Fogle @ Yesterday at 03:44 PM

Hello zJamesAdams, Welcome to the PG Music forum! Are you using Band-in-a-Box, RealBand, Mac or Windows operating system, 2018 or earlier program? How to enter lyrics varies somewhat depending on the answers to these questions. We can better help you by providing a little more information. Until then, +++ HERE +++ is a link to the PG Music videos. Click on the tab for the program you have and then you can search that page for a video about how to enter lyrics.
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Jump to new posts Re: Life is Wonderful by Will Josef @ Yesterday at 03:38 PM

funkycornwall, John and Tano Music. Thanks for you nice comments. Much appreciated! @John Yes, I noticed the digital click after I uploaded the track, but I'm not a pro-member of SoundCloud, so I don't think I can replace the track... at least I don't know how to do it being a non-paying member. @Tano Music I agree with you that repetitive music sometimes can be great to listen to, it can put you in certain meditative state of mind - I think that is why Ravel's Bolero or Phillip Glass' music
RealBand
Jump to new posts Re: Using Reaper with VSTi3's by Pipeline @ Yesterday at 03:29 PM

there's some VST3 fixes in the lates Reaper you can try it: + VST3: fix color byte ordering for plug-ins that use IContextInfoHandler [t=211988] + VST3: revert to 5.95 behavior relating to latent VST3 parameter changes and state saving
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
This is one of the best instructional videos I've ever watched. Lots of good advice for any musician to follow when learning something new, not just guitar players. For guitar players you'll never find a better instructional video that provides clear, step-by-step instructions for how to learn to thumbpick. +++ Video Link +++
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Freezing bars by Rustyspoon# @ Yesterday at 02:09 PM

Thank you! I will forward this thread to him.
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Jump to new posts Re: Craigslist Opportunity by MarioD @ Yesterday at 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: eddie1261Originally Posted By: MarioDI just checked our Craigslist and I found out that my wife is trying to give me away! My last wife took me to a swingers party and I found out later that she had to add cash.....
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: Question about sounds included with Mixcraft by Larry Kehl @ Yesterday at 12:17 PM

Your original post, in this thread, was what do the SOUNDS included with Mixcraft sound like. You don't need to learn Mixcraft to hear the sounds for yourself. All you need is a (maybe few different types pop, classical, jazz,) GM MIDI file thus avoiding having to learn how to assign instruments to parts in Mixcraft (it's dirt simple but no need to get side-tracked on leaning even that much) Again download the free trail of Mixcraft then: -install it, -run it, -then under File - > P
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Hi All, Many thanks for the help with the (very detailed) MIDI info. I'm going to have do a bit more background as it looks like I do need to get some more understanding with all the above, before having a second look. Once again - many thanks for your help!
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Jump to new posts Re: Biab MultiRiffs an Easier Way by Pipeline @ Yesterday at 09:59 AM

You mute the track where a riff ends then generate the next track to play from there this will work the same way that BB generates a whole track. If track 1 plays good until bar 19 you F5 mute @ 19 and freeze it now you can leave track 1 soloed (and the Audio track) now solo track 2 as well, track 2 will be F5 mute @ 1 so now we F5 back to normal @ 19 hit play generate until we get it to flow and fit from track 1 bar 18 to track 2 bar 19 and on until a good section of playing ends and a bad bi
Best of YouTube
Thanks Al and Di. I often hesitate to mention the many famous musician friends that I have known. Their numbers are dwindling. I met many who were entertaining at the NCO Clubs in Germany. I found most of them to be friendly and approachable. AddenDumb: Having jammed countless times with Bob Zimmerman (Dylan) in HS (c1957-58) may have helped me a bit but my long friendship with the late Nokie Edwards (of Ventures fame) led to meeting dozens of top guitarists, too many to name. I got out of t
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Jump to new posts Re: scanning PDF to MIDI by fiddler2007 @ Yesterday at 09:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Matt FinleyI found that immediately on Google. Very pretty!! It will be most effective if you have that second part with it. I’m guessing by the low range that it’s a viola. Lovely drone part to start, moving into counterpoint. The chords are not there (only two tones) but are easily inferred if you want to have other instruments play it in BIAB. Do you have the skills to do that? And one drum hit at the end ? Funny. Well, i was doing it as an experiment, sort off
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Jump to new posts Re: Bohemian Rhapsody movie and Freddie's voice. by Ember - PG Music @ Yesterday at 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: jfordSaw the movie today. Pretty clear there was a fair amount of artistic license taken, but a great movie nonetheless and the music is excellent. There definitely was. It was interesting that they wanted to make it "family friendly" considering how Freddie's life wasn't exactly kid friendly. I was curious how they would handle some of the darker/harder aspects of Freddie's life, and a lot of the choices were definitely made in an effort to make it more cinema
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Jump to new posts Re: I've no words by Chris37 @ Yesterday at 08:22 AM

Thanks Tom, I don't speak English very well, I don't sing very well but it was a challenge for me to do this because I like blues very much. Christian
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Jump to new posts keyboard riffs you can practice by pghboemike @ Yesterday at 08:00 AM

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