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#128630 - 09/10/11 05:28 AM [User Showcase] French Kisses (updated)
Registered: 03/12/11
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Loc: Durban South Africa
Bruce B Offline

Registered: 03/12/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Durban South Africa

This is a reposting of a track I submitted a while ago. I recently upgraded from Mega to UltraPackPlus (guys, don’t bother with Mega, get the whole lot- it’s cheaper in the long run). I originally got the idea from playing the chords for Hotel California backwards, and jazzing them up.
Bearing in mind the helpful comments I was given, I made some changes. Because the melody and solo are all (my own) guitar playing, I split the solo and used the KT Granulater on the verse sections and a Line6 Elements Tube Drive on the Middle 8 to add interest. In most of the rest, I used the Smooth Jazz backing at 85bpm. I added some rests, holds and pushes for spice. In 2 of the Middle 8’s I changed the style to Reggae, and in the last one I used stops. I put the individual tracks into Sonar and added the Camel Crusher free plug-in to beef up the drums and bass a bit. I also put a line6 elements Slap Plate reverb on the drums. You don’t really notice it until you A/B- it adds life. I also used the Smooth Jazz ev 16 in the solo- it wouldn’t have worked with the melody. I used Sonar’s Vintage Channel to add warmth and punch to the Electric Piano. I put the whole mix through Kajerhaus’ wonderful Master Limiter (Can you tell how cheap I am- using all these free plug-ins ;-)?
The guitar was recorded using my Line6 Tone Port with Pod Farm 2 using my own patch. The guitar is a Fender Am Stan Strat with Kinman Traditional Mk II pickups and a Callaham Bridge Block and Saddles. (not a sound one would associate with Fender )! I was going for a sort of hybrid George Benson/ Larry Carlton type sound (please don’t flame me, I’m not trying in any way to compare myself to those great players). The improvised solo was the 3rd take (no comping).I welcome comments. I work alone, so objectivity sometimes falls a bit short. However, I hope you enjoy it.

#128631 - 09/10/11 07:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: French Kisses (updated) [Re: Bruce B]
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Noel96 Offline

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Loc: Australia
Hi Bruce,

Very tasteful

I look forward to hearing more.

All the best,

#128632 - 09/25/11 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: French Kisses (updated) [Re: Noel96]
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Tommyc Offline

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Posts: 3348
It does have a Benson / Carlton vibe ! Cool song Good Job !


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Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows was released in December 2018, and included many new features and enhancements - like the enhancements we made to our Notation window!

These include:
-Pressing the space bar plays the song from the current location.
-Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location.
-The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
-Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on it.
-In the Notation Windows Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.
-A new track type (Drums) is available for the Melody and Soloist tracks.
-Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-There's a keystroke entry mode -the "N" mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-A new button in the Print Options dialog lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the Chord Sheet.
-You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When the dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current notation track.

There's detailed information on our 2019 notation enhancements here: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 New Feature - Notation Enhancements

Jump to the Notation topic in our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 new features video.

Band-in-a-Box® Drum Features!

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Band-in-a-Box® is a great resource for drummers! Practice with an on-demand back-up band, learn from the Pro's with RealDrums notation (RealCharts, new with version 2019), MIDI drums notation, or play in the Drum Kit Window!

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Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 315 Update Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac users - a new FREE patch update (build 315) is available!
Review details and download here

Summary of changes for build 315 (Nov 15, 2019):

Fixed: Exporting MusicXML files was not working.
Fixed: When using "Auto-Hand split Piano track" feature, exported MIDI files contain wrong note durations on the Piano track.
Fixed: Note-based lyrics were not included when exporting MIDI files.
Fixed: User should be prompted to save their song when exiting, if they had added or removed plugins.
Fixed: The Record Audio dialog always says “Track type is Stereo” even if the track type is mono.
Fixed: The [Audio Options…] button in the Record Audio dialog was launching the Audio Devices dialog instead of the Audio Settings dialog.
Fixed: Loops dialog title bar displays wrong track name.
Fixed: Large patch map files are not completely loaded (were limited to 1985 patches).
Fixed: Notation context menu > Edit Section Text… did not do anything.
Fixed: Notation context menu > Insert Section Text… did not do anything.

My Favorite Things - Nudge Chords in Band-in-a-Box®

Love this time saving feature.

Ever fill in the chordsheet fully or for part of song, and then discover you want to add or take away an extra beat or more somewhere in the chordsheet.

Nudge chords (melody) from the Edit Menu is your friend here, the dialog will give you all the options either to remove or add beats where its needed.

Love it.

To learn more about this feature, read the "Advanced Chord Entry and Editing Features" topic when you click here.

Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial & Demo - Rodney Gene Junior

Band-in-a-Box® endorsing artist Rodney Gene Junior has shared his latest User Testimonial and Demo with us, and we LOVE it! Not only does Rodney share with the viewer his enthusiasm for our program, he also shares a few examples of how he uses Band-in-a-Box® too - make sure you check it out!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Testimonial Video - Peter Torpey

Check out our latest Band-in-a-Box video testimonial, which takes using the program to a whole new level! Peter Torpey is a long time program user who has developed a way to work with the program, even though he's visually impaired - and he wants to make sure that others can too!
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