You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#184495 - 12/14/12 04:16 AM [User Showcase] The Reason
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Here is an original song "The Reason" I wrote in 2008. All the instruments are BIAB, It was recorded with a $13.00 Mic so I really had to eq vocal, I used a High Pass filter I cut at 250 hz. There is also a traditional tune O Little Town of Bethlehem. I just recorded it today, My voice is still on the mend. The guitars are midi and the fiddle Realtracks. I appreciate any feedback and comments. Merry Christmas!


The Reason

O Little Town of Bethlehem
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#184496 - 12/14/12 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: PgFantastic]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8002
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8002
Loc: Florida
Robert,

Very well done. A very nice song. Great mix. The simplicity of the acoustic guitars and pedal steel is perfect. And your vocal sounds good.

It would be quite cool if you could have a "choir" singing along on the chorus - maybe run your vocal through the harmonizer. Think it would really "set it off"...

Great job.

floyd

Top
#184497 - 12/14/12 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
A go along with Floyd: Very well done. And your vocal sounds good.

Guenter

Top
#184498 - 12/15/12 02:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: boehm]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Thanks floyd jane and boehm for the comment and suggestions. It is much appreciated.



My Music Soundcloud
My Music Reverbnation
My Web Page
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#184499 - 12/15/12 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: PgFantastic]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2584
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2584
Loc: South Africa
Hi Robert. Very nice and simple. Easy to listen to.

Top
#184500 - 12/15/12 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: PgFantastic]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1805
F.M.M. Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1805
hi robert i always enjoy your stuff mix and vocals well done eric
_________________________
AMD (TM) 8150 3.60 GHz Eight Core Processor 64 bit windows 10 pro 64 bit os. sound card delta 1010 pci card 500 ssd drive 3 other drives guitars 1968 les Paul Custom and Cavin ae 185 Guitar boss Gt-100 pedal Carvin SRS Studio reference series

Top
#184501 - 12/15/12 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: F.M.M.]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1010
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1010
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Thanks Robert..just the right message for the season..I agree with Geunther about adding a choir backing..

Top
#184502 - 12/16/12 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: Tano Music]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Thanks jo131, F.M.M and Tano Music for listening to my songs sharing your own as well. Merry Christmas!
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#184503 - 12/16/12 11:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: PgFantastic]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16377
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16377
Loc: Australia
Hi Robert,

As others have said, the simplicity of this arrangement is a major strength of the song. Well done.

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#184504 - 12/17/12 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3407
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3407
Loc: Sacramento, California
Hi, Robert. I had a listen to "Little Town of Bethlehem." It's a nice arrangement: simple and to the point. Very effective, and where you drop everything down for the final verse is +1 Super Effective.

My only negative comment is that you pop T's and S's throughout the song. I don't think that shows up in other songs, so it might just be how close you are to your mike. This sort of stuff can be surgically corrected in a lot of DAWs, but it's not a big thing.

Good to hear you are on the mend!
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#184505 - 12/18/12 02:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: dcuny]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Thanks dcuny, I appreciate the constructive criticism. Thanks for listening!



My Music
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#184506 - 12/18/12 11:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: PgFantastic]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 299
jptjptjpt Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 299
Very nice tune. Good work. Good use of BIAB.
_________________________
My music can be heard at: http://thecracks.bandcamp.com/

Top
#184507 - 12/20/12 12:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: jptjptjpt]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Thanks jptjptjpt! I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



My Music Soundcloud
My Music Reverbnation
My Web Page
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#184508 - 12/20/12 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: PgFantastic]
Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3490
Tommyc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3490
I always love your songs Robert, especially Christmas Shoes!

Top
#184509 - 12/21/12 03:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Reason [Re: Tommyc]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Christmas shoes is one of my favorite contemporary Christmas songs. Thanks for listening! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Just Got Better!

All our Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows users will be thrilled with the enhancements added with the latest FREE Update (build 715)!

The program stability is vastly improved, with fewer possible crashes, BeStPlain chord font support has been added for additional chords, mid/xml/mxl file import has been tweaked to better handle certain cases (e.g. ties, zero duration drum notes), there is improved the stability of the audio chord wizard, and more.

Plus, hundreds of RealTracks files have been enhanced and improved with simpler options for RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks, smoother transitions, updated RealCharts and Hi-Q RealCharts, improved transcriptions, and revised endings! Check out the full list of RealTracks and other Add-on improvements with build 715 here.

We didn't stop there – the VST DAW Plugin is also updated with this patch, adding TONS of enhancements and a new Shortcuts file feature! Now you can easily zoom within the Plugin, smoothly drag tracks, use the P hotkey to toggle between part markers, transpose chords to "natural accidentals," the scrolling has been improved, and more!

Read the detailed list of enhancements included in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 715 for Windows or download it here.

Using the Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Pro or MegaPAK? Upgrade to the UltraPAK today to get the most out of the latest build 715!

Holiday Hours - Happy Easter!

Our Easter Weekend hours are:

Customer Service:
April 10 - Good Friday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
April 11 - Saturday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8) (regular hours of operation)
April 12 - Easter Sunday: Closed.
April 13 - Easter Monday: 6:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8) (regular hours of operation)

Technical Service:
Closed April 10-12 (Will re-open Monday, April 13 at 10:00AM PST)

All of our hours list here.

New with Band-in-a-Box® 2020 - MultiRiffs!

This feature was initially offered with the VST DAW Plugin, and now it's available directly in Band-in-a-Box®! MultiRiffs allows you to quickly generate 7 variations of either a portion of the track (which would generate 7 variations of "Riffs" of a four-bar guitar solo), or the whole song with 7 variations that are generated to play different material at all times.

Read all about this feature here, or check out our New Features Video (46:00) to see it in action!

Interview: Aaron Short & PG Music's Tobin!

Check out Aaron Short's LIVE interview with PG Music's Tobin!
Click here to watch.

This was recorded LIVE at 1pm PST, April 8, 2020.

#TipTuesday - The Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Feature Browser

Don't forget about the new Feature Browser added to Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac! (and Windows)

This feature is GREAT to help you locate a feature within the program!

How does it work? Access this feature by clicking on the [?] button on the main screen of the program or pressing the / Enter keys on the Chord Sheet. This dialog lists many features of the program and allows you to browse them, find the feature by text filter, read descriptions about the feature, find how to launch the feature, access to the online information or video about the feature, and do more.

Examples of a few situations where this feature is helpful:
-You know about a feature but don't know how to find it. Just type a part of the feature name and you'll see the hotkeys, menu, and toolbar info on how to launch it. For example, if you want to launch the Chord Builder but don’t know how to do it, type "builder" in the text filter, and you will quickly find the Chord Builder.
-You are exploring available features for Band-in-a-Box. For example, if you are a guitar player, type the word "guitar" and you'll see what's available.
-You prefer "one-stop-shopping" and would like to launch features from the same dialog.
-You are learning the program and like to browse or watch videos about topics you're interested in.
-You can't remember hotkeys and want to review them.

Read more about this new feature here, or watch the video.

Don't Wait to Start with Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac - Download Now!

Want to get started with the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac right away?

Order now and start downloading Band-in-a-Box® 2020 right away!

Place your order before April and up to 50% off of your upgrade! You'll also receive a Free Bonus PAK full of amazing Add-ons, which you can upgrade to the 49-PAK for just $49 and add even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks)!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac packages page for all the purchase options available.

Having your order shipped? Your PG Music Inc. online account will list your purchase under "My Products" - you can download while you wait!

Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Patch Updates Ready! (2019 & 2020)

We've JUST released FREE Updates for existing Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2019 and 2020 program users!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Update - Build 407
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Update - Build 323

What do these include?

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Update - Build 407: (get it here)
Fixed: RealDrums Quick List was empty if launched from main toolbar.
Improved: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
Fixed: Buttons in Custom toolbar are not draggable.
Fixed: The time signature button on the main toolbar did not do anything.
Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: RealDrums Quick List menu item did not do anything.
Fixed: Find a Sub for RealDrums menu item did not do anything.
Fixed: Various problems with localized versions.
Fixed: Some style demos for the newest RealTracks would not play.
Fixed: Song title will be changed to ? when re-saving if it previously contained international characters like é or ©.

DAW Plugin 2.5.18
Fixed: "Open Recent" opened file chooser dialog
Fixed: Unfold feature not working with some songs
Fixed: Choruses not resetting when playback is stopped in DAW
Fixed: Chord superscripts
Fixed: Clicking zoom many times will crash standalone plugin
Fixed: Undo removes all chords after opening a song
Fixed: Buzzing sound in Studio One
Fixed: Plugin determining chord accidentals now matches main program
Fixed: Removed alert menu when sync playing tracks that are not up-to-date (generated).
Fixed: Cancelling generate made song lose "dirty" state
Fixed: All selected tracks should drag from the plugin
Fixed: Shortcut file feature not working always working. Support was also added for pgshortc.txt files
Fixed: Double clicking grey area in chord sheet started playback
Fixed: Bar highlighting skipped last chorus when the start bar is greater than 1
Fixed: Right-click on bar should first launch popup menu
Fixed: Double clicking anywhere on a track should open its picker
Added: About to File Menu
Added: "year" to plugin name
Fixed: remove sync tempo button if already synced
Fixed: improve 2 finger scroll (too fast)

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Update - Build 323: (get it here)
Fixed: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
Fixed: The time signature button on the main toolbar did not do anything.
Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: Various problems with localized versions.

Forum Stats
31628 Members
65 Forums
63456 Topics
537215 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
el-bazi, SteveCrutchfield, ajsmith02, Pitahongan, Zlowhand

31627 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 212
Matt Finley 211
Al-David 157
Janice & Bud 143
Icelander 137
zedd 135
VideoTrack 132
floyd jane 128
dcuny 100
Andrew - PG Music 98
Today's Birthdays
skyduster