Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#129861 - 09/27/11 06:36 AM [User Showcase] One More Time
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi all,

Here's another song that I've been working on for a while. Recording that is, not writing.

I still struggle a little with the recording process. An hour to write and almost a year to record!!

I'm hoping this will be my final mix, as I think this is the best that I can get it.


Equipment: Roland VS 1680
Digitech Vocalist VR
Alesis 3630 Compressor
Rode NT1 Microphone
Art Studio V3 Pre Amp
BBE Sonic Sweet


****** Song Summary *************
Title: ONE MORE TIME
Key=C , Tempo 80, Length (m:s)=4:30

Style is =FBL12SP.STY (LitePop w/12str.FpkAc.Guit(65RT))
Style MIDI Instruments are : Strings (49),
RealTracks in style: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1003:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm ClassicRockPicking Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1004:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm ClassicRockStrumming Ev16 065
RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven16^6-HiHat,HHatO
*******************

ONE MORE TIME: http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9747817
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129862 - 09/27/11 07:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Mr_Songman]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Hi Martin,

Wow! This is a very engaging song. I love the groove. I think it was around about bar 4 when I noticed that my fingers were tapping on the desk and my foot was tapping away on the floor.

I completely agree with you about mixing and mastering. It's a tough, tough job! For me, that's the part of the song that takes ages. One of things that I found about mixing (I picked up from Mac on the forums here) is to mix at volumes that are on the quiet side. This has worked a treat for me. Mostly, I'll mix a song with the volumes a little quieter than normal conversation. Then, every now and again, I'll turn the mix up a bit to see how it sounds. Doing it this way has really reduced aural fatigue. I've also found it very important to leave the mix alone and to rest for a couple of days. When I return to the mix after not having heard it for a while, I can hear much more objectively for the first couple of run-throughs.

I'm just passing on the above in case it's useful for you!

I'm going back for a second listen now.

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#129863 - 09/28/11 01:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4478
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4478
Hey Martin,

I think your mix sounds great. A year - and I thought I was pretty dog gone slow. Mixing....the one true love hate relationship. It's like Dan says, a never ending learning process. There are so many really good mixers on here I've sure learned a lot and am still learning. So believe me you are not alone in your mixing struggles. BTW, good advice from Noel (and Mac) as always.

I like this song too Martin. Love the lift into the chorus. And I'm always taken away on those soaring harmonies. Keep up the great work!

Top
#129864 - 09/28/11 05:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2423
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Skyline Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2423
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Excellent song, Martin!
Very hooky, great mix. There's nothing I'd tweak or change.

Mixing: I gathered together all the tricks and tips I've learned over the years onto my web site here, maybe some might be of interest.

Great song!
John
_________________________
Songs web site
YouTube Channel
Band web site
BIAB 2019
Cakewalk by BandLab
Studio One 4

Top
#129865 - 09/29/11 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi Noel,

Thank you so much for the comments. Hope you still liked it second time around.

You are so right about the "quiet" mixing technique. Something I only learned relatively recently but it has helped so much.

My main problem is always in mixing the vocal into the track and getting the right sound and feel on the vocal.

My problem is that I export the BIAB backing track to a 16 track Roland and record the vocals. Then mix the vocals from there and, when I'm happy - ish - export the whole lot back to the PC to master.

My problem is that the vocal is now part of the mix so whatever I do to the mix affects the vocal too.

I think I need to start recording the vocal directly to BIAB so that I have everything on separate tracks which, I assume, I could then open in Realband. Not that I've ever used realband, but it would allow me to use some of the excellent mastering and vocal software that is out there.

All I wanna do is write and sing lol........oh the pain...the pain!!

Thanks again for listening.

Martin
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129866 - 09/29/11 08:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Howdy Josie,

Thanks, as always, for taking the time to listen. Glad you liked it.

You're right - some of these guys n gals on here are soooooo good. The sound they achieve is superb - and I hate them all lol!!

The good thing is, as with all musicians, they are such a friendly, helpful bunch. And like you, I have learned so much from them already.

It's not my favourite part of the songwriting process, so every piece of help and advice I get is truly appreciated. Anything that'll make the process a little easier!!

Take care.

Martin
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129867 - 09/29/11 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi John,

Thanks for listening, and those kind comments.

And thanks for pointing me to your website. That was so helpful and informative. Just proves the point I was making to Josie above regarding the kindness of those on here.

Not sure what my next step is regarding my recording process - time to sit and ponder!!

Thanks once again.

All the best

Martin
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129868 - 09/29/11 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Mr_Songman]
Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2423
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Skyline Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2423
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Martin, from how you describe your recording process it sounds to me like you could benefit from buying a full-blown DAW like Sonar for example? You'd be able to record all your tracks separately and try all mix options, as well use mix and master tools like TRacks or Ozone.

John
_________________________
Songs web site
YouTube Channel
Band web site
BIAB 2019
Cakewalk by BandLab
Studio One 4

Top
#129869 - 09/29/11 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Martin,

I completely agree with John. It sounds like you need a good DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).

I use Reaper and find it brilliant. My workflow is: write the song in BIAB; assemble the tracks I want in Realband (because RB works with BIAB files); take the tracks to Reaper, mix them and record vocals. When you buy Reaper, you automatically get a huge collection of excellent plug-ins that allow you to dress-up tracks. I can honestly say that buying Reaper was the best $40 I've spent. For years I used Sonar/Cakewalk Home Studio; the Sonar people didn't give away too much for free.

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#129870 - 10/01/11 12:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1854
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1854
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Martin,

Good song, good job, good sound! I agree, with the comments about getting a full blown DAW. Once you get past the initial learning curve, you will find that it saves you a lot of work. I agree with Noel that Reaper is a really good DAW for the price. I don't use it (because I have Logic Pro) but I have toyed around with it, and it really has a lot of powerful features. Also, because it is such a low cost DAW, it is really catching on in the industry, and you can find a lot of tutorial videos for it on YouTube. Just a thought.

Anyway, good job! Keep it up!

Steve
_________________________
Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

Top
#129871 - 10/03/11 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Okay guys.....here we go!

I've downloaded Ozone 4 to try it out. I've bought Reaper as my DAW of choice.

I've watched the tutorial video telling me how to drag and drop tracks from BIAB.

it ain't working!!!!!

Can't seem to get Reaper to play any WAV files. It's playback is stuttery and distorted. I've checked the few settings that I actually understand.

Now I have no idea what to do!!
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129872 - 10/03/11 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Mr_Songman]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Hi Martin,

Have you downloaded the instruction manual for Reaper?

I use ASIO4ALL with Reaper and it travels along on my Vista 32-bit OS without a hitch. I also prefer to use theme Options | Themes | Default_3.0 because I personally find it easier to see the VU meter in the Mixer.

I suggest that you don't install Ozone yet. Wait until you have Reaper up and working and you're feeling comfortable with it. Ozone only gives you 10 days to try it out and it would be a shame to not maximize those days because of still learning a DAW.

Below are the settings I use - found under Options | Preferences | Audio | Device.



Notes
  • The Audigy 2 ZS is my external soundcard that I use for both inputs and outputs.
  • I did nothing to configure the ASIO settings under "ASIO Configuration".
If your Reaper experience is destined to be anything like mine, it will take a couple of weeks for you to start feeling comfortable with the DAW. It's incredibly powerful and there's an awful lot to get one's head around. What I did was to download the file "All Through The Night.RPP", progressively work my way through the User's Guide, and follow all the instructions in the Guide about how to modify "All Through The Night" in the many described ways.

Regards,
Noel

P.S. It's probably better to take this discussion over to the "Off Topic" forum. It's likely to get lost in this thread.
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#129873 - 10/03/11 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Martin,

Here's a link to some Youtube videos that are worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y8X_T3QBIo

These were prepared by our own Shockwave199 (Dan). He's done a great job. Dan also uses Reaper. The videos follow the sequence of: 1) preparing a song in BIAB; 2) dressing it up in Realband; 3) Mixing it down in Reaper.

Just some more food for thought for you.

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#129874 - 10/03/11 08:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi Noel,

I thank you so much for trying to help me on this, but I'm afraid I'm already losing the will to live.
And for someone like me, who has very little already, that's dangerous ground.

I tried the settings you suggested using the ASIO thingy and I just get no sound at all.

I had already found those videos on youtube and I'm sure they are excellent for someone who enjoys working with these things. I just don't have the patience.

I use BIAB because it's what I understand and enjoy working with. It's like working with other musicians. It deals with beats, bars, chords and instruments. And I understand and enjoy that.

This DAW business loses me completely. All I really wanted to do was find some way of simply recording my vocal and backing vocals directly to my PC as separate tracks so that I could take advantage of the software out there capable of putting the final polish to my vocals.

I've always hated and been disappointed with the quality of sound on my vocals which is made worse when I hear from other excellent posters on here what can be achieved.

Guess it might be easier for me to scrub this idea altogether and have my songs recorded at a pro studio.

I am honestly grateful for the help you and all have given me on here but right now I am moments away from taking a hammer to the lot!!!!! No joke!!

I haven't recorded a new song for months, tho I've written so many, and it's getting really frustrating!!

As someone said: "God give me patience............but hurry!!"
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129875 - 10/03/11 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Mr_Songman]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Martin,

Did you install ASIO4ALL? The reason I ask is because I'm not sure that the ASIO drivers that come with soundcards always work. I know that my Creative ASIO doesn't work with Reaper but ASIO4ALL does.

To be honest, it's really persevering with a DAW. That being said, it does take time and effort and, if you are seeking instantaneous results, I can appreciate the frustration.

When I set up Reaper, I did nothing special at all. I simply installed ASIO4ALL, then installed Reaper and it all worked. Mind you, it was all very very confusing to start with

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#129876 - 10/03/11 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi Noel,

Yes I did install ASIO4ALL.

I honestly don't expect instant results - but from a program designed as an audio workstation I do expect sound lol!!

Unfortunately, after spending the whole day searching umpteen forums, and finding countless people having the same problem with Reaper - I still have no sound.

Or if I do have sound, the playback is slow, distorted and echoey. I'm sure there's an obvious fix for this but I'm damned if I can find it - and damned if I care anymore.

I'm sure I should be able to achieve what I want in Realband - he said optimistically!!

I won't take up anymore of your time - you've been more than generous with your time.

Thank you

Martin
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129877 - 10/03/11 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Mr_Songman]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1854
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1854
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Hey Martin,

I don't know about where you live, but where I am, in most of the larger music stores they offer lessons (for a fee) for just about anything musical. Not only for instruments, but for recording software, etc. as well. I have never taken advantage of any of them, but they seem to have pretty knowledgeable personnel. I would think it may be worth making a small investment (in one or two lessons) to have someone help you get your software setup, and give you a short get-started class to just be able to accomplish your simple goals.

It sounds like you have reached a wall of frustration that is keeping you from getting where you want to go. (That happens to all of us. ) It just might help to have someone who is not frustrated to help you get back to a more peaceful place.

Since you've already invested in Reaper, just one more small investment may get you there.

Good luck!

Steve
_________________________
Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

Top
#129878 - 10/03/11 07:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15650
Loc: Australia
Martin,

What are the specifications of your computer, what operating system do you use, and what soundcard is installed?

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#129879 - 10/06/11 02:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 10/06/11
Posts: 18
anieyo Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 10/06/11
Posts: 18
Hi Martin, very groovy song! I'm curious, why can't you just do your recording/mixing with RealBand? It does the same things as other DAWs and works well with BIAB. For vocals, I hook up a USB mic to my PC and record directly into Realband, where I can mix it with the other realtracks. RealBand also has a good set of built-in plugins, like gain, reverb, EQ, etc.

I think sometimes we can get too caught up with the technology aspect when the whole point is to make our song sound good and professional. I think BIAB + Realband is good enough to create a professional song.

_________________________
postcards from the soul @ www.mediafire.com/anieyo
blog: www.anieyo.com

Top
#129880 - 10/06/11 11:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: anieyo]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3075
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3075
Loc: wales
I believe anieyo is right Martin, for your needs at the moment. Start with a programme (yeh I'm British) that is made for BIAB. Apart from it being an excellent starter DAW the forums are excellent as advice is always available.

I believe many of the contributors use Real Band or Power Tracks for their recordings and then eventually move on to different DAWs. I use Cubase SX1 myself as I got a freebie years back with my 1st PC and upgraded for a while, as I understood it.

Use BIAB and RealTracks/PowerTracks to write and record your songs then move on if you want to, to Reaper etc.

I had a 1680 which was great for recording live bands but mixing was very hard with the little screen and the sub-sub-sub menus. I actually swapped it for a good PC, many many years ago, best thing I ever done Apart from adding computer gear to my addiction for new musical stuff

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#129881 - 10/06/11 08:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: gibson]
Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6134
Loc: Chicago
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6134
Loc: Chicago
Well a little unusual to find all this "DAW setup" discussion over in this forum. I do think I saw someone suggest this be moved to the Off-Topic so this could be really worked out. Shame it hasn't been the song and vocals show a lot of promise and talent - but the vocals and not set right in the mix. Which is what Song_man can hear himself. I am sure the issues with Reapear and your computer (of which you never provide details) could be worked out. Heck we have had folks literally login remotely to newbees machines (ala Teamviewer) to do the necessary configurations.

Unfortunately Mr_Songman does not seem to be inclinded to invest the time and effort to bring the power of a DAW to solve the problem - I don't mean that critically, it just ain't for everyone . I think You did suggest going to a pro-shop to record and I agree, they will do wonders with your talent.

Good luck.

Top
#129882 - 10/06/11 08:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6134
Loc: Chicago
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6134
Loc: Chicago
Quote:

Martin,

What are the specifications of your computer, what operating system do you use, and what soundcard is installed?

Regards,
Noel




Bingo, that is the right question!

Top
#129883 - 10/25/11 02:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: MusicStudent]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi guys,

Just wish to apologise to one and all for not getting back to you sooner regarding all the helpful advice given in this thread.

Unfortunately I suffer from a Bipolar disorder which sometimes sends me into a deep dark state of despair that makes me shut myself away for varying periods of time.
This one hit me as I was already going through a frustrating time regarding my recording problems which may have exacerbated the nosedive. But I doubt it
They hit me with no rhyme or reason.

Anyway just wanted to let you know that I am grateful for all the help and advice given by all you great guys on here - and now that I'm raring to go again and back on top, I shall endeavour to do something with it.

I am still having problems but, as has been suggested, I shall direct my questions to the off topic forum as I'm sure you all have the knowledge that I sadly lack.

I have just ordered the M Audio Fast Track Pro, and I have been exploring and experimenting with Realband, which seems an overly complicated programme but that maybe because I'm not used to it.

The oh so perfect answer for me would be for PG to add 3 or 4 more Audio tracks to BIAB and I'd never need another DAW. I could do all I want in there!!

Although I did purchase Reaper I have still had no success getting any sound out of it - but I will try and deal with that on the proper forum - where I shall list the specs of my machine!!

Thank you all once again for taking the time to help - I am truly grateful. If anyone can get me up and recording, it's you guys.

Thanks again!!

Martin
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129884 - 10/25/11 07:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: gibson]
Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
redguitars Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 618
Loc: US
The recording is great. It's a perfect snapshot of you performing this song.

The song is great. I love everything about it. But I really love the lyrics. You really hit the nail on the head.

It's my kind of song. It's something I wish I could write.

Great work and I dig your voice too.
a new fan, Wayne,
_________________________
"My Music Page"

Top
#129885 - 10/25/11 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: gibson]
Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 114
Loc: Guitar Town
Zan Cantwell Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 114
Loc: Guitar Town
Great song and a heartfelt delivery...dig it to the max
_________________________
www.soundclick.com/zancantwell

Top
#129886 - 10/25/11 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: gibson]
Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
90 dB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
Love this one Martin. Especially like the chorus.




Regards,


Bob

Top
#129887 - 10/25/11 05:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: gibson]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 12626
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 12626
Loc: Hamlin NY
Another great song from the Songman! Again super lyrics and mix. Personally I wouldn’t change a thing.

I agree with you about mixing. That is the hardest part of the process for me. I would rather just play! Alas I don’t have a lot of money so I must do everything myself. Based on your last two upload it appears that you have a very good handle on mixing.

My advice about DAWs is to pick the one you want and stick to it until you master it. That hardest part about a DAW is setting your computer up with the right drivers, buffer sizes, etc.. However once that is done you do not have to worry about it.
_________________________
Your brain is a wonderful thing. It works 24/7/365 right from birth until the day you fall in love.

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#129888 - 10/25/11 10:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: MarioD]
Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 178
airtcon-161 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 178
MarioD is right. I just switched over to cubase 5 from a tascam 2488 and after getting things set up with the right drivers etc I am quite happy. Very nice song by the way. I like your voice and it certainly suits the song. Well done

Cheers

Nels

Top
#129889 - 10/26/11 09:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: redguitars]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi Wayne,

Thank you for those kind words - very glad you liked it.

I've just been listening to your stuff on Soundclick - and you blew me way!

As for my song being something you wished you could write - you can. And then some!!

Songs like Night After Night, I'll Get Us Through and Alone In This Room are superb!! I just love them.

Anyone on here who hasn't heard them, take a listen!!!

Great songwriting!!

A new fan.

Martin
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129890 - 10/26/11 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Zan Cantwell]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Thanks Zan - glad you dug it!!
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129891 - 10/26/11 09:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: 90 dB]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi Bob,

Thanks for listening - and the kind words.


Martin
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129892 - 10/26/11 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: MarioD]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Hi Mario,

Wow - what can I say but - thanks a whole bunch!!

Regarding a DAW I've taken the advice of Noel - who has been soooo helpful and patient with me - and I'm exploring the mysteries of Reaper.

You're right about the drivers and such. It's taken me a week just to get sound out of the blasted thing lol!!

Also just ordered the M Audio Fast Track Pro which I'm hoping will set me on my way!! Fingers crossed!

I'm sure you'll come across many of my questions and cries for help on the other Forums on here in due course!!

All the best

Martin
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
#129893 - 10/26/11 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: Mr_Songman]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 12626
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 12626
Loc: Hamlin NY
Quote:

I'm sure you'll come across many of my questions and cries for help on the other Forums on here in due course!!


Martin




Any way I can help I will, just ask.
_________________________
Your brain is a wonderful thing. It works 24/7/365 right from birth until the day you fall in love.

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#129894 - 10/31/11 03:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: One More Time [Re: MarioD]
Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 114
Loc: Surrey,England
Thank you Mario - very kind of you!
_________________________
Music is what feelings sound like.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
National Jukebox Day - Celebrate with Band-in-a-Box®!

Happy National Jukebox Day!

To celebrate, you could purchase a Jukebox... OR just access the Jukebox feature in Band-in-a-Box®!

What does the Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox do?

Using the directory you choose, the Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox will provide you with background music by continuously play the entire list of Band-in-a-Box® SGU files within that folder! There are many options for you to customize your Jukebox experience, including: Only Play song with melodies, Change Melody Instrument, Random order Playback, Audible Count-in, and more! Plus, the Jukebox will continue to play while you use other programs, providing your favorite music for continued background listening pleasure!

To learn more about the Jukebox feature in Band-in-a-Box®, check out Chapter 5 of our online manual, here. Mac too!

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!

Today is National Drummer Day!
(not to be confused with National Hug a Drummer Day, which is October 10th)

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!

Not a drummer? Add drums to your Band-in-a-Box® project with RealDrums! Whether you're looking for Bluegrass, Blues, Bossa, Country, Dance, Dixieland, Folk, Funk, HipHop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Pop, RnB, Rock, Soul, Techno, Traditional, Waltz, or World (and variations within) - you'll definitely find what you're looking for in our RealDrums library - there are over 500 available!

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.
-musiclover

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!
Click here to watch!

Learn more about Peter here.

View all our video testimonials here.

Want to make your own Testimonial? We'd love to see it! There's information on our Video Testimonials offer here.

Forum Stats
30437 Members
62 Forums
60708 Topics
513772 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
LiedermacherA, hindifaq10896, Andyrousselle, Olya, DannyJo239

30437 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 202
Matt Finley 168
Noel96 162
Jim 159
sslechta 127
Janice & Bud 124
MarioD 118
Pipeline 107
Jim Fogle 106
floyd jane 93
Today's Birthdays
DickR