You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#238720 - 02/05/14 01:11 PM [User Showcase] See me Shine
Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Steve Mac Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
After a few weeks of owning BIAB I was starting to get the hang of it when I had a total hard drive failure. Lots of money and time later and I am back in business.
With

See me Shine

Last month my wife asked if I would write her a love song and immediately the line "see me shine when you walk in the room" came into my head, however when I picked up my guitar to start work on it, it metamorphosed into what's basically a piece of smut laugh
I created it using the Texrock style but substituted the hard LA drums for the ones that come with the style. All done in BIAB as I want to learn this before I start looking at Realband. I did mix it together in Reaper.
Hope you like it and it's not too raunchy
Cheers Steve
My website


Edited by Steve Mac (02/05/14 01:13 PM)
_________________________
Cheers Steve
http://www.macthehat.com
https://www.facebook.com/MactheHat

Top
#238724 - 02/05/14 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8760
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8760
Loc: Florida
Steve,

You are rockin' the house here, buddy!!!

Good mix on the drums, bass and guitars! I think the harmonica is a bit too out front - a little extra reverb on it might be the thing (or just lowered a bit)... but rock songs like this often rely pretty heavy on the reverb.

And... while we're on the subject.. I think for this you should put a pretty heavy reverb on your vocal. (Sounds like you are having a lot of fun with it). These type songs (for some reason I kept thinking KISS) typically have enough reverb that you "notice it". IF you add reverb, you may have to raise the vocal some - adding reverb has the effect of seeming to lower the volume...

I'd like to see a lyric sheet. The vocal is tucked into the mix - which I think is fine for this - but it makes some of the words difficult to catch (which, again, is okay here... these are the type rock songs you spend your whole life going "what are those lyrics".. it's part of the fun...).

Just some thoughts. I like it. And let me say again... great job on the "guts" of this - drums, bass an guitars!!! And a COOL, fun vocal! And tell your wife I really like her picture!

floyd

Top
#238737 - 02/05/14 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1728
gruverider Offline
Expert

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1728
nice rocking vibe!

I too would like to see the lyrics smile

much enjoyed!

Top
#238793 - 02/06/14 03:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Steve Mac Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate the feedback. The only thing I am not sure about is Floyd (great name by the way) your comment on more reverb for the main vocal, I am sort of in the "less is more" camp, unless of course your Elvis. But this is only my third ever attempt at a song, so I will definitely take what you say on board. and the missus says thanks too Floyd!

Here are the lyrics as requested:-

In the morning I rise up against you
Greet the brand new day
I can hear you calling out to god
But, I know you don’t pray

Feels so good moving together
Each and every way
If i could
You know I would
Be with you everyday

See me shine
When you walk in the room
See me shine
When you call the tune
Hear me laugh
At everything you say
Watch me fall as you crawl away

The feeling start way down in my toes
You give me some more and the feeling grows
Give it all, you can’t have enough
I’m going to pump you pretty
‘till your head comes off

See me shine
When you walk in the room
See me shine
When you call the tune
Hear me laugh
At everything you say
Watch me fall as you crawl away

Harder, harder , faster please
Give me good old constant motion
‘till I’m weak at the knees

Harder, harder , faster please
Give me good old constant motion
‘till I’m weak at the knees

Harder, harder , faster please
Give me good old constant motion
‘till I’m weak at the knees

Harder, harder , faster please
Give me good old constant motion
‘till I’m weak at the knees
See me shine
When you walk in the room
See me shine
When you call the tune
Hear me laugh
At everything you say
Watch me fall as you crawl away

See me shine
When you walk in the room
See me shine
When you call the tune
Hear me laugh
At everything you say
Watch me fall as you crawl away

Watch me fall as you crawl away

Watch me fall as you crawl away


Edited by Steve Mac (02/06/14 03:43 AM)
_________________________
Cheers Steve
http://www.macthehat.com
https://www.facebook.com/MactheHat

Top
#238794 - 02/06/14 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3966
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3966
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Steve !:))


You´ve written a real rocker !!:))
I am sure your wife will be more
than pleased with this display of
your affection for her !!:))


Cheers
Dani

Top
#238802 - 02/06/14 04:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2633
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2633
Loc: South Africa
Hi Steve
I enjoy a good rocking tune as much as anything and this was a good one! Great vocal. I'm sure your wife must be pleased with her love song. Good job getting to know BIAB. It's fun isn't it?

Top
#238981 - 02/07/14 10:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: JoanneCooper]
Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Steve Mac Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
I have put together a quick video if anyone would like to take a look. Thanks again for your comments

See Me Shine Video
_________________________
Cheers Steve
http://www.macthehat.com
https://www.facebook.com/MactheHat

Top
#238998 - 02/07/14 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Sorry to hear about your computer woes, Nice production work, everything is clear and precise; thanks for sharing!
_________________________
My Tunes

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

Top
#239118 - 02/08/14 11:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Steve Mac Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Thanks have to admit it took forever editing it. I will try something a bit simpler next time.
_________________________
Cheers Steve
http://www.macthehat.com
https://www.facebook.com/MactheHat

Top
#239120 - 02/08/14 12:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9525
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9525
Loc: GA USA
Nice rocker all the way around. And a good rocking mix to go with it -- not the easiest thing to do IMO. you waitin' till Valentines Day to demo it for her? smile

Top
#239125 - 02/08/14 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 180
Loc: Florida
Elliott Kayne Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 180
Loc: Florida
Nice job ... good country rock song.
_________________________
U4EA Music Productions
Elliott Kayne
elliottkayne@gmail.com

http://www.KayneMusic.com
My Posts:
http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=userposts&id=12285
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ekayne





Top
#239135 - 02/08/14 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Steve Mac Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Thanks Elliot.
Janice and bud, no she has heard it and asked how can she let her mother hear it!
_________________________
Cheers Steve
http://www.macthehat.com
https://www.facebook.com/MactheHat

Top
#239146 - 02/08/14 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1970
F.M.M. Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1970
hi steve great mix love it thanks for sharing 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
#239386 - 02/10/14 11:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4600
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4600
Steve,

I love what you did with the video for this song. Really impressive. One of the best produced videos I've seen by a forum member. If you don't mind sharing, what editing software are you using and where did you find all those classic kissing clips? Excellent job putting this together.

I like the song, it's fun and the video makes it even better. I think it sounds great on youtube and wouldn't change a thing.


Josie

Top
#239422 - 02/10/14 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Steve Mac Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Hi Josie and thanks for your kind comments. I am a recently retired wedding photographer and although I have no video experience, I used to create slide shows of the happy couples photographs to set to music and put on a DVD for them. So when I started this new hobby this christmas I simply used the same software it's Photodex Producer. It's probably not the best for this purpose but I already had it and knew how to use it.
With regards to the video, they are simply short clips of old movies I had on DVDs.

Again thanks to all for your kind considered comments
_________________________
Cheers Steve
http://www.macthehat.com
https://www.facebook.com/MactheHat

Top
#239484 - 02/11/14 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2633
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2633
Loc: South Africa
Hi Steve. Love the video. Excellent job. I am trying to learn something about video production so this is a great example of how to do it.

Top
#239490 - 02/11/14 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: See me Shine [Re: Steve Mac]
Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Steve Mac Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/21/13
Posts: 73
Thanks, its my third go ever (I only started at Christmas) and if you look at my first attempt I Ride the Range you can see that I had lots of trouble especially with the lip syncing. But slowly I think I am getting there.
Thanks for the encouragement, should have another one by next week.
Cheers Steve
_________________________
Cheers Steve
http://www.macthehat.com
https://www.facebook.com/MactheHat

Top


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac - Audio Chord Wizard Overview Video

The Audio Chord Wizard included in Band-in-a-Box is a powerful feature that automatically figures out the chords from an audio file and imports them (as well as the audio) into Band-in-a-Box®, along with the bar lines, key, tempo, and fine tuning!

Check out this video, where we explain how to use the Audio Chord Wizard: Click here to watch...

Read more about the Audio Chord Wizard within our online program manual, here. Better yet - give it a try and see/hear for yourself how intelligent this feature is!

Clarinet RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

It's National Clarinet Day! Who doesn't enjoy the rich & mellow sounds the clarinet delivers?

We have 20+ Clarinet RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box®, covering Dixieland, Folk, Jazz, and World styles. You'll find these RealTracks in the following Sets:
RealTracks Set 56: Jazz, Old and New
RealTracks Set 144: Dixieland - Fast Soloists
RealTracks Set 178: Dixieland - Medium Soloists
RealTracks Set 248: Oberkrainer! Folk Music From the Alps

Clarinet RealTracks Artists include:
James Danderfer
P.J. Perry
Thomas Oberreiter

Tutorial - Downloading and Installing Your Band-in-a-Box® Purchase

When you order your copy of Band-in-a-Box® from our website you'll receive the installation files to download your order, even if you're having it shipped!

You can access these files within the My Products section of your online account.

Downloading the program is such a convenient way to get started with Band-in-a-Box®! To learn more about how to download your purchase, please review the written tutorials we've created for Windows and Mac.

200+ Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

Where would music be today without the sultry sounds of the Saxophone? Fortunately, because of Adolphe Sax, we don't have to find out!

Today we celebrate his birthday, and with that a nod to our extensive collection of Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

Saxophone RealTracks sound so amazing that they were one of the first RealTracks we developed and released for the program with Band-in-a-Box® 2007! Now there are more than 200 Saxophone RealTracks available for Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Funk, and Pop!

Our Saxophone RealTracks Artists include:
Eric Alexander
Eric Marienthal
Gary Smulyan
Jack Stafford
Jim Clark
Mark Douthit
P.J. Perry
Phil Woods
Tom Keenlyside

Click on their name to be taken to their bio page where you can learn more about the artists and listen to demos of all their RealTracks.

Upgrading to Band-in-a-Box® 2020 is Easy!

Did you know... anyone who has owned a previous version of Band-in-a-Box® is entitle to upgrade pricing - you do not need to have your old version installed!

Maybe you used to own the Windows version, but you now have a Mac... that's not a problem either!
(or if you owned the Mac version, and now you have a Windows computer)

In both cases, you would purchase from the "Upgrade from 2018 or earlier or crossgrade" row here for a new Mac version, or here if you want the newest Windows version. Just need to upgrade your 2019 version? Use the "Upgrade from 2019/2020" row.

When you purchase your upgrade from either of these rows, you will receive a complete installation - just follow the steps of the setup, and your Band-in-a-Box® will be ready to use!

PG Music Inc. shopping cart accounts were not required to purchase from our website prior to October 29, 2014. With that in mind, you may have to create an account in order to upgrade - that's OK! You'll still be entitled to upgrade pricing.

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

Ci sono oltre 50 nuove funzionalità in Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Ci sono miglioramenti ai RealTracks (RealTracks vocali dal suono più fluido, Ispessimento RealTracks, RealTracks "Find-a-Sub" e MultiRiffs). La maggior parte dei RealDrums ora hanno RealCharts (con un'accurata Notazione di Batteria). C'è un nuovo Browser dell'artista RealTracks per trovare informazioni /bios/collegamenti/ elenchi di RealTracks su tutti gli artisti. Un nuovo Browser delle Funzionalità consente all'utente nuovo o "smemorato" di trovare e utilizzare facilmente la maggior parte delle funzionalità/tasti di scelta rapida/documenti da un'unica finestra. Equalizza Tempo consente di cambiare una canzone registrata in rubato in un tempo fisso. Stiramento del tempo/tono dell'audio migliorato (Elastique) incluso. Ci sono miglioramenti di SongPicker, Auto-Intro di Basso/Batteria o Batteria solo, 3.400 titoli aggiunti, miglioramenti di MusicXML, chitarra "per mancini" e "Vista Studente", miglioramenti del trascinamento della selezione, visualizzazione multi-finestra dell’analizzatore degli accordi audio e altro ancora!

ACQUISTA/AGGIORNA & SCARICA ADESSO!!

Sign Up for the Band-in-a-Box® Newsletter!

Want to be notified when a new version of Band-in-a-Box® is released? There are a few ways to stay informed!

PG Music Newsletter: Click here to subscribe
(If you've registered with us, or purchased from us, you're already on the list!)

Facebook: Click here to "Like" our page!

Twitter: Click here to Follow Us!

We'll also announce any new version or new product release on our Forum... stay tuned!

Forum Stats
33202 Members
68 Forums
66914 Topics
569987 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
blackpocus, Sean McGrath, kyng, ScottS, Highway51

33201 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Pipeline 166
MarioD 153
CaptainMoto 124
VideoTrack 117
eddie1261 102
justanoldmuso 99
Matt Finley 97
Scott C 95
Janice & Bud 94
Simon - PG Music 90
Today's Birthdays
alvaro clemente1, MajicSpell, mhill