You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#248491 - 04/30/14 11:09 AM [User Showcase] New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 816
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
fgrittner Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 816
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
My new album was released today--Something Borrowed, Something Blue. There are ten songs, nine of which I wrote. Every track was arranged in BIAB, using the 2013 Mac version. I used RealTracks for bass, piano, and organ parts as well as RealDrums. On the song Sweet Marianne, I used a Dixieland RealStyle for the entire instrumental backing track: tuba, guitar, banjo, piano, and drums. For the rest of the songs I played acoustic and resonator guitars, and resonator mandolin. Dan Lippert played harmonica on all ten songs.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fredgrittnerdanlippert

Let me know what you think.

Fred Grittner
_________________________
Fred Grittner
https://52tracksblog.com
https://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com

Top
#248501 - 04/30/14 03:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6859
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6859
Loc: Florida
Fred,

It sounds really nice - what you can get from the snippets that cdbaby provides... they seem shorter than they used to be (or maybe it's just been a while since I've listen to any there...).

Good luck with it!

floyd
_________________________
125+ BIAB Songs

Top
#248504 - 04/30/14 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
90 dB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
Congrats Fred. Hope you sell a million!

When's the CD release party?

BTW, I prefer Barbados rum. cool


Regards,


Bob

Top
#248507 - 04/30/14 05:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: 90 dB]
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 816
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
fgrittner Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 816
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
To listen to full songs, you can check out my Bandcamp site:

http://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com/album/something-borrowed-something-blue

Thanks for the comments.
_________________________
Fred Grittner
https://52tracksblog.com
https://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com

Top
#248508 - 04/30/14 06:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
90 dB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
No release party? frown


Coffee and Doughnuts.........anything?


Sheesh...... crazy

Top
#248524 - 05/01/14 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7032
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7032
Loc: GA USA
Hey Bob, we could hold our own release party - I'll tip my IPA pint glass at 8pm this evening to a well done very listenable CD and hopes for its success.
_________________________


Check out our BiaB SoundCloud songs!
J&B YouTube Sampler
J&B Website
Our album "All Over The Map" is on Apple Music, Spotify and others.

Top
#248525 - 05/01/14 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6859
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6859
Loc: Florida
Fred,

Nice CD. Very "comfortable and relaxed" sounding all the way through..
Dan's harmonica helps give a real cohesive feel to the project.

Especially like "Point Zero Eight" and "Better One Down the Road".
And the instrumentation to "Sweet Marianne" - is "sweet"...

So when you were recording in the studio... what was the "reaction" to the backing tracks that you provided? And... did you present them as a mix or individual tracks? Just wondering what that process was like...

floyd
_________________________
125+ BIAB Songs

Top
#248541 - 05/01/14 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 816
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
fgrittner Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 816
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
Hi Floyd,

Thanks for listening and your comments.

When I bring in musicians, I have already moved the individual RealTracks and Drums into Logic and have used EQ, compression, and reverb to make them come alive. I set up a headphone mix for the singer or musician. I am pretty open about using BIAB and generally get positive feedback. Fifteen years ago, when BIAB was MIDI only, I sent a drummer a demo that used BIAB MIDI drums. He got back to me and said he was unsure if he could do better. When I told him I had used BIAB, his attitude changed. He became dismissive. In the end, I preferred the BIAB drum track!

I think RealTracks, when carefully selected and edited, can fool just about anybody. Sweet Marianne was unusual for me in that I used only RealTracks and Drums. I typically use only bass, drums, keyboards and the occasional fiddle, pedal steel, or banjo. Adding my own stringed instruments and soloists like Dan Lippert enhances the "real feel."

Fred
_________________________
Fred Grittner
https://52tracksblog.com
https://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com

Top
#248667 - 05/03/14 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 692
olemon Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/13/13
Posts: 692
Congrats and good luck with this project.
_________________________
My songs are here:
https://www.reverbnation.com/scottholson
and here:
https://soundcloud.com/scott-h-olson

Top
#248693 - 05/03/14 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Album-Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2456
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2456
Loc: South Africa
Hi Fred
Congrats on a job very well done. It is interesting to hear what you have to say about taking the realtracks into the studio.

Top


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 627 Available

An Update Patch is available to all Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users - Build 267! Learn more here.

Summary of changes:
Fixed: Using an external plugin (from the menu Audio > Plugin) would always launch the plugin in English instead of the chosen language in Band-in-a-Box.


German Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 für Windows Deutsch ist verfügbar!

Paket
Was ist neu?

Holiday Hours - Happy Easter!

Our Easter Weekend hours are:

Customer Service:
April 19 - Good Friday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
April 20 - Saturday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8) (regular hours of operation)
April 21 - Easter Sunday: Closed.
April 22 - Easter Monday: 6:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8) (regular hours of operation)

Technical Service:
Closed April 19-21. (Will re-open Monday, April 22 at 10:00AM PST)

All of our hours list here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac Build 266 Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® for Mac users! Update your Version 2018 with our latest patch, Build 266 here!

Summary of changes:
Fixed: Pressing play might freeze the program if your song has no RealDrums selected and includes style changes at any bar.
Fixed: The Audio Devices window might freeze if re-selecting the same audio device.
Improved: If using unusual audio device settings (eg. bluetooth headphones with a very low sample rate), a warning message will be shown that directs the user to the macOS Audio Device window to adjust their settings.
Fixed: The file open dialog for choosing a custom RealTracks folder would fail.

Requested Video - Using the BB VST Plugin in RealBand!

Did you know that you can use the Band-in-a-Box® VST Plugin in RealBand (but you don't have to...)? Tobin explains this in detail with our latest video - Watch now...

Video - Part 2 How to anticipate an eighth or a sixteenth note on any beat?

This is a continuation of the video on how to anticipate an eighth or a sixteenth note on any beat, but now we are including rests!

Watch the video

Video - How to anticipate an eighth or a sixteenth note on any beat?

We had a customer ask if you can anticipate an eighth or a sixteenth note on any beat. Yes, you can!

Tobin made up a quick video to show how this is done, so we thought we would share it for anyone else who would like to know how to do this.

Watch the video.

Forum Stats
29314 Members
60 Forums
57688 Topics
483574 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
pkoetzing, Carlos369, terry7423, tlw, KennyK

29314 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Jim 151
Janice & Bud 132
Jim Fogle 122
44kfl 111
Ember - PG Music 104
rsdean 104
Al-David 102
Rustyspoon# 97
floyd jane 88
Deryk - PG Music 88
Today's Birthdays
STLSAXIST