Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#260487 - 08/24/14 08:10 PM [User Showcase] Damn it's good
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
A love song but slightly different from the normal smile
It's been hanging around a while and I eventually finished it a few weeks ago

Damn it's good

damn it's good
I've got this feeling I've never before had in this world
damn it's good
and it's good to share this feeling
I never wanna be without you by my side

now you know
it's what you see not what you know
that gets what you need not what you want you don't want everything
in words we play with others minds or to put another way
what you see is what you get
what you put in you get out

damn it's good
that I have this feeling or maybe it's just that I'm saying it to you
damn it's good
my mind is reeling
I can't believe that what I've been saying is all true
as true as the things that you do

SOLO

now you know I told you so
it's not what you see but what you know that gets you what you need
in other words we play with others minds
what you see is what you get
what you put in you get out

damn it's good
we both have a feeling that each of us know each others mind
I've got this feeling dah dah dahdahdah
bet your life its good

701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
884:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockLowA-B Ev 165
1422:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopCalypso Ev 100
RockHardModernEv8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:4 beat Snare, HiHat

Me on my Les Paul for the solo and the loud bits via Line6 Toneport DiG
Backing vocals by the Flab 4.

Enjoy
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260489 - 08/24/14 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4434
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4434
Loc: Davis, CA
Damn......IT'S GOOD!! Damn good!! This is really, really cool. If I heard it on the radio, I would have thought it could be a previously unreleased John Lennon song. Really creative, really interesting, and perfectly executed. Great stuff!! Take care. Greg

Top
#260499 - 08/25/14 02:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14142
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14142
Loc: Australia
Hi Alyn,

As with all your work, this is readily identifiable as 'your creation'. I mean that in a really good way! Your unique musical and lyrical style is a signature in audio.

Your songs are always an absolute pleasure to hear. This one is no exception. It was a great journey. I compliment you on your guitar lead break, too. You're a talented man!

Overall, it's lots of applause from me smile
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#260501 - 08/25/14 02:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
Greg,
I am humbled by your comments, Lennon was an early musical hero/influence.
Thanks for commenting

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260502 - 08/25/14 02:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
Noel
Quote:
Your unique musical and lyrical style is a signature in audio, You're a talented man

This website has attracted some great talent. Wouldn't life be boring if we all were musically similar? Says a lot about the versatility of BIAB
I am now lost for words, but am so glad you enjoyed. All that practice seems to have paid of LOL

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260533 - 08/25/14 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 11624
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 11624
Loc: Hamlin NY
Alyn I agree with the others; damn it's good! I also agree with the Lennon remark as it does sound like something that he would write!

I really like your vocal, lyrics and chord progression on this one. That guitar is top notch for sure.
_________________________
Politicians, like diapers, occasionally need to be changed. Usually for the same reason!

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

Top
#260538 - 08/25/14 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: MarioD]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Alyn,
Originally Posted By: MarioD
I agree with the others; damn it's good! I also agree with the Lennon remark as it does sound like something that he would write!


Even the accent fits.
Enjoyable listen.

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#260557 - 08/25/14 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3156
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3156
Loc: The Netherlands
Hi Alyn,

These vocals remind us a little of Life on Mars by David Bowie, indeed a Lennon touch also.
Very original!
Looking forward to your next song!

Regards,
Rob and Anne-Marie
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#260570 - 08/25/14 07:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2620
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2620
Loc: York, England
Hi Alyn.

Sure, I can hear the touches of Bowie and Lennon in there, but above all it's Gibson through and through.

I never fail to be astounded at the sheer creativity which abounds in your work and it's like a wake-up call to me to get out the composing rut and dare to try something this original.

What more can I say, except that the whole package is very, very, professional and one of those tracks which you can never play just once. Just going back for the third.

ROG.

Top
#260583 - 08/25/14 10:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6482
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6482
Loc: Florida
Alyn!!!!!

TOTALLY Awesome!

SO very original (even if it DOES sound like it came off The White Album!!!!)

I am totally impressed with your choice of instruments and how you made them sound so DIFFERENT. What did you do to that bass to make it stand out so distinctly and yet be perfectly "in the mix"??????

I've use the calypso piano a few times and it has NEVER sounded like that!!! Perfect!

Who knew that Texas Blues guitar was so Beatlesque!

Love your vocals! Cool lead guitar!

What a cool song!!!!!!!!

Just a GREAT BIG WOW, dude.

floyd
_________________________
125+ BIAB Songs

Top
#260596 - 08/26/14 03:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: MarioD]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
Originally Posted By: MarioD
Alyn I agree with the others; damn it's good! I also agree with the Lennon remark as it does sound like something that he would write!

I really like your vocal, lyrics and chord progression on this one. That guitar is top notch for sure.



Thanks Mario, all these comparisons to the great Lennon make me feel extremely humbled.
Thanks for listening , so glad you enjoyed the track.

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260597 - 08/26/14 03:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: boehm]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
Guenter,

Originally Posted By: boehm
Even the accent fits.
Enjoyable listen.

Guenter


Thanks for listening and the compliment!!

Alyn
ps I look forward to your next masterpiece!!
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260599 - 08/26/14 03:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
Originally Posted By: R & AM
Hi Alyn,

These vocals remind us a little of Life on Mars by David Bowie, indeed a Lennon touch also.
Very original!
Looking forward to your next song!

Regards,
Rob and Anne-Marie


Wow! compared to Mr Bowie, another of my influences since'69.

Thank you so much. Secretly I have always wanted to have a smooth vocal like yourself, and others on this forum. I hated my voice and used to smother it in effects until about 10 years ago when I thought I have got to accept it. LOL

all the best

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260601 - 08/26/14 03:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: ROG]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
ROG,
Quote:
I never fail to be astounded at the sheer creativity which abounds in your work and it's like a wake-up call to me to get out the composing rut and dare to try something this original.

I try to write as if I am talking about whatever I am writing about, a sort of free-form poem, which I then put to music. Rarely the music comes first and even more rare both together!!

The music your studio produces is top-notch, you are the master of your game. I have a lot of what I call standard songs but the ones I like are the weird ones, that is the polite translation of what my friends call them LOL
Thanks for listening

Alyn



Edited by gibson (08/26/14 04:24 AM)
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260603 - 08/26/14 04:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
floyd,
thank you, thank you and again thank you!!!
Quote:
I am totally impressed with your choice of instruments and how you made them sound so DIFFERENT. What did you do to that bass to make it stand out so distinctly and yet be perfectly "in the mix"??????


I always drag and drop the tracks in stereo and I was mixing the music bed, ie piano and bass, and the bass just kept disappearing or I had to have it heavily effected.
Then I had one of those "I wonder what will happen if I do that" moments.
In my DAW Cubase SX1.06 (10+ years old)there is an audio processing effect called reverse phase where one can reverse the phase of either channel or both; both made the bass very weak so I reversed the left channel(random choice) and HOLY COW there it was... Bass AND piano sitting together.Complimentary frequencies on one channel ...gone!! I have no real idea why it works but it did, in this song definitely!! Side effect was the string slap was a bit more pronounced but MEH crazy I can live with that! Also the pan was a little one side heavy, forget which, which was easy to adjust.

After a little dance I tried doing the same to the piano this time, but it was different but not, to my ears, as pronounced.

This technique doesn't always work, as I have gone back to some of my songs trying it, BUT it sometimes works with 2 different RT guitars, both similar ie acoustic or electric, or an RT 12 str guitar and my DI'd 12 string.

I also use Steinberg Mastering suite which has a Loudness Maximiser and that always runs on the pre-mastering mix, adjusted to taste. This suite is the main reason I will not upgrade from XP pro as the suite seems not to exist now.

Anyway so glad you enjoyed!!
I should I suppose post this in the tips and tricks section; I don't use RealBand and the effect may exist in there somewhere.

PM me if you have any questions.

Thanks for listening

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260606 - 08/26/14 05:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3482
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3482
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Alyn ol´friend !

This damned good as has
been said once or twice
already and let it be said
once more !:))

Liked the vocals and harmonies
most !:))

Cheers
Dani

Top
#260681 - 08/27/14 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: dani48]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
Dani,

Thanks for the comment about my vocals.
I have just listened to your latest love song and thought "I have a nerve to call THIS a love song" LOL

All the best

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#260725 - 08/28/14 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 6464
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 6464
Loc: GA USA
An awesome clinic in the creative use of varied RT's. And a heckuva production to wrap it all up in.

I'm down with floyd regarding the "White Album" vibe. We both like EVERYTHING about it -- vocals, the write, RT's, the mix and all that magic you described in response to floyd.

J&B
_________________________
Never grow up...it's a trap.
Our 2018 album release
J&B YouTube Sampler
J&B Website

Top
#260751 - 08/28/14 09:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: gibson]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4318
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4318
Alyn,

Wonderful job from start to finish.

Josie

Top
#260759 - 08/29/14 03:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Damn it's good [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3072
Loc: wales
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
An awesome clinic in the creative use of varied RT's. And a heckuva production to wrap it all up in.

I'm down with floyd regarding the "White Album" vibe. We both like EVERYTHING about it -- vocals, the write, RT's, the mix and all that magic you described in response to floyd.

J&B


Thank you so much especially the vocals reference coming from Janice!!!
It'll be a difficult song to follow crazy

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Drum Notation Support in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

One of the newest features added to Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Drum Notation Support!
•All the MIDI Drums have drum notation. Play the MIDI Drums and open the Notation window. Then, select the Drums track and you will see drum notation.
•Drum notation can be entered by a user on the Melody/Soloist track.

Learn how to enter MIDI Drums notation when you jump to this topic in our New Features video:
35:18 - New Features: New Track Type - Drum Notation

Customers LOVE the NEW Xtra Styles PAK 6!

Here's what they're saying:
"I can't get enough of the Xtra Styles!"
"These RealStyles are phenomenal!!"
"These are AWESOME!"
"Gypsy Jazz? Yippee!"
"I want them ALL!"
"The Country Xtra Styles are perfect for my songs!"
"Everyone should have these!"

There are 162 more RealStyles now available with Xtra Styles PAK 6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 or newer - that means there are more than 900 RealStyles available with Xtra Styles PAKs 1-6!

We're having a SALE! During the month of December, purchase Xtra Styles PAK 6 for just $29! (reg. $49) In fact, each Volume (6 total) is available for just $29 each - we're also offering a special price for a purchase of ALL Volumes 1-6 - for just $159 you can receive ALL 900+ RealStyles!

Review all the different Xtra Styles PAKs for Windows here. Mac user? Click here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Order in Time for Christmas!

Looking to put Band-in-a-Box® under the tree? It's not too late!

USA/Canada: Order before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 21st for Express delivery
Outside of North America: Order before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 19th.

Order online anytime at www.pgmusic.com and be downloading most products within minutes!

Until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows, we've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2019 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2019 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

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

Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

There are Notation Enhancements in the NEW Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! These include:
•A new button in the Print Options dialog which lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the chord sheet.
•A new track type (Drums) is now available for The Melody and Soloist tracks.
•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 The line.)
•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. Previously, it played the song from the beginning of the current bar.
•Holding down the [Ctrl] key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
•In The Notation Windows Options dialog, The clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
•Pressing The space bar plays the song from the current time location, not the current bar.
•The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
•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.
•There's a keystroke entry notation 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.
•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.
•You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.

We talk about these new features within our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content! video:
25:45 - New Features: Easy Entering of Notation with the 'N' Key
36:48 - Change Beat Resolution From the Right-Click Menu
37:15 - Easier Entry of Notes on Lines
37:42 - Asterisk to Indicate Middle C on & Spin Controls
37:53 - Force Accidental from the Right-Click Menu
38:01 - Edit Any Track in the Event List
38:09 - Keystroke Note Entry Mode 'N' for Faster Note Entry
38:28 - Print Chords Only Fake Sheet
38:32 - More Control of Notation Size

Rather read about it?
-Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual
-New Feature Summary - Notation Enhancements

The New Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows SongPicker!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019, the SongPicker has been redesigned!
-The completely redesigned window shows information for up to 50,000 songs.
-The song list build is much faster. Approximately 150 songs get added per second.
-A progress bar will appear if the song list build takes longer than 3 seconds.
-You can see the chord progression for the selected song in the list. You can copy and paste it to a text file.
-Many filters are available. You can filter the list by subfolders, genre, feel, time signature, style, songs with melody, soloist, lyrics, key signature, tempo range, and the year of file dates.
-You can search songs that have similar chord progressions and/or melody fragments.
-Hotkey! ss+enter opens the SongPicker, ss2+enter opens the Recently Played Songs, etc.

Learn more about the updates with our New Features Video - we've made it easy to find the section you'll need:
2:55 - New Feature: Redesigned SongPicker
21:58 - New Features: SongPicker Enhancements
41:10 - Now Over 10,600 Titles in SongPicker

You can also read all about the new SongPicker within our Online Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual.

RealBand 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest RealBand 2019 for Windows program manuals!

RealBand 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
RealBand 2019 for Windows New Features Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download

RealBand 2019 is included in every purchase of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows program manuals!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade Manual: Online Manual | PDF Download

Don't forget.... We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Forum Stats
28479 Members
58 Forums
55379 Topics
461433 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Brasso, Tchinn, Clyde001, stephdu35, gaboz

28479 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Matt Finley 400
Pipeline 371
Noel96 274
jford 272
VideoTrack 251
PeterGannon 232
Al-David 178
fiddler2007 150
Jim Fogle 129
dcuny 125
Today's Birthdays
Country Fever, Mariothegreat