Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#264317 - 10/03/14 12:20 PM [User Showcase] A Perfect Night
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
In commenting about "Make It To Macon", Charlie said...

"You left room for a follow up song with the story to whether you made it to Macon on time.
...looking forward to hearing 'the rest of the story'"


SO... here it is... (a couples of years down the road)


A PERFECT NIGHT

the rain's soakin' through a hole in my boot
and drippin' from the brim of my hat
i'm shiv'rin' from the chill of a western wind
not much i can do about that
been three hours on the side of this road
not a single car in sight
i'm cold and hungry and tired as hell
ain't this a perfect night

   it's a perfect night
   for the way that i feel
   carrying around a heartache
   i know will never heal
   letting the rain fall on my face
   to hide the tears i've cried
   if a man's ever gonna break down
   ain't this a perfect night

she's somewhere deep in lower alabama
i hope she's safe and warm
i hope she's found the love she deserves
in a good man's arms
i try to forget...she once was mine
and one day i just might
but most things still remind me she's gone
and ain't this a perfect night

   it's a perfect night
   for the way that i feel
   carrying around a heartache
   i know will never heal
   letting the rain fall on my face
   to hide the tears i've cried
   if a man's ever gonna break down
   ain't this a perfect night


Harmonies again by the janettes (Thank You Janice!!! ...and Bud)

...and The BAND...
RealTracks in song: ~~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~2051:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~370:Pedal Steel, Background Hank Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 1669:Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2203:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopPromiseBrent Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 1690:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 2021:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBalladJohn Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


Have at it.

floyd

Top
#264319 - 10/03/14 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 178
airtcon-161 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 178
Hi Floyd, very well put together and sung. I guess we have all been there at sometime in our life and will be again lol. Liked it all. Great job

Nels

Top
#264321 - 10/03/14 01:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Floyd----Perfect!! Everything works. Great lyric, great arrangement, great song! The Janettes indeed are a Perfect compliment. Really nice twist on the title-classic country. Great job on everything!! Take care. Greg

Top
#264331 - 10/03/14 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 563
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
Achordocaster Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 563
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
Floyd,

Your a machine man! I'm so impressed with how you consistently crank out quality material.

Great vocal & The Janettes sound wonderful! Good instrumentation and mix... If I had one nit it would be the solo guitar, it just seems a little dry to me. Maybe some more reverb or a little delay (200-300ms)would smooth it out some and make it sit in the mix a little better. Just my .02. grin

Great Job!

Greg

Top
#264335 - 10/03/14 04:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hi Floyd ...

Well, I'm not sure what more I can dd that hasn't been said in the few comments before this one. But, FWIW, here are my thoughts ...

Perfect selection of b/g trax. It's Classic Country with a fresh feel. And, as always, your voice shines bright, like a beacon in a bad storm.

The vocal harmony is just enough without being too much ... great balance with that layering! The Janettes are superb!

The final mix and master are so well done. you have a great ear for that kind of stuff ... wish I was but half that good. Heck, if I were even half as good as you, I'd be twice as good as almost everyone else.

Loved the sound effect at the end ... good call!

Great listen ... thanks for the ear candy!

Alan & Di
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#264343 - 10/03/14 06:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1948
Loc: WEST MIDLANDS, UK
sixchannel Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1948
Loc: WEST MIDLANDS, UK
Wow!! A lovely piece of Irony.
A bit sad for us on our last night here on Anna Maria Island but heck we've had an awesome three weeks.
And this is another FJ masterpiece - and thanks too to Janice for the classy backing.
Loved the long rain and thunder FX outro - we've had a bit of that too.
Cheers
Ian
_________________________
Old Guys Rule.The older I get,the better I was!
BB2021 PLUS, 842, Win7, Win10

ALL TRACKS - https://app.box.com/s/501rnzrbadng1elvi45hbf7y08kl5oxp

SOUNDCLOUD UPDATED - tracks that were made entirely using BIAB -
http://soundcloud.com/sixchannel

Top
#264380 - 10/04/14 01:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
You have one great voice and such a talent for lyrics; I aspire to one day make my music production sound as good as yours does, another outstanding job! 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
#264384 - 10/04/14 03:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
floyd,

wonderful words, harmonies etc.
It was just a shame that Ian spoilt whistle the sound-effect ending!! laugh grin


+1 to the other comments
I too like "walking in rain and getting real wet, cos it's then I can hide my tears" from one of my songs posted a few eons ago!!

thoroughly enjoyed

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs

My story

Top
#264390 - 10/04/14 07:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
Floyd,

The slider on your website finally works, after I installed QuickTime, haha
I love the pedal steel, the vocals and Janice's backing vocals.
Quite a number of real tracks in this. A very, very nice composition!

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

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#264393 - 10/04/14 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 13478
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
VideoTrack Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 13478
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Floyd

Well, another great set of lyrics. Absolutely well done. Harmonies (thanks Janice & co.), lead guitar, and instrumental breaks, all topped off of with (as usual from you) superb vocals.

Nothing else to add except to say thanks for sharing this - really enjoyed it.

Trevor
_________________________
BIAB & RB2021(Audiophile), SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, Synthogy Ivory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, NS40M StudioMonitors, Pioneer Active Monitors, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top
#264402 - 10/04/14 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6456
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6456
Loc: South Carolina
Classic country at its finest. Great write, performance and production.

It's another bike weekend at Myrtle Beach so there will be a lot of bikers and they so love a good country song..... I'm thinking this one deserves a spin at the Walmart parking lot. ;=)


Charlie
_________________________
BIAB Ultra Pak+ 2021:RB 2021, Latest builds: Dell Optiplex 7040 Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz CPU and 16 GB Ram Memory.

Top
#264440 - 10/04/14 12:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Floyd,

everything has been said.
Perfect! Everything works like always. The Janettes are a great replacement for the Biabettes.
A great listen (although I'm not a country fan in general)!

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

Top
#264458 - 10/04/14 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4321
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4321
Loc: Sacramento, California
It's always a pleasure to listen to your songs. Flawless productions with nice touches all around.

One thing that I love about your lyrics as how efficient they are. In a very short space you lay out the scene with enough specific details to paint a picture, start the story, hook in the listener... and create a setup to contrast with the second verse. The last line in the chorus brings another layer of meaning, and brings the hook back.

My spilling-over-the-brim hat's off to you! smile
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

Top
#264460 - 10/04/14 02:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3275
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3275
Loc: York, England
Hi Floyd.

Back from a month in France without internet, just in time to pick up on this one.

Not much I can say at this point which hasn't been said by someone already. Basically it's a classic country track, from the lyric through to the chord sequence and the instrumentation. Almost everything is exactly where it should be and the performances are excellent.

So why "almost"? Hmm.. no one else has mentioned this so I'm probably out on a limb here, but I'm not sure about the amount of overdrive on the lead guitar. I'd have preferred something a bit sweeter - something more like a Tele through a twin reverb. I felt the effect you used was just leaning a little bit towards Aerosmith (Ouch). OK, so that wasn't fair, but hopefully you get my drift.

Hey, everything else was brilliant.

ROG.

Top
#264482 - 10/04/14 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
Nels - thanks for the spin.. appreciate it.


Greg - thanks for the kind words....


Greg (A) - appreciate all that. Adding reverb to those solo guitars sometimes works, sometimes doesn't... I give the delay a shot...


Allan & Di - glad you enjoy this... thanks for all of that...

Top
#264554 - 10/05/14 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7785
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7785
Nice work on this. Lyrically, well done. Everything in place like it needs to be. Piano sounds nice. Just the right level of steel floating in the background.

Several folks have mentioned the electric lead. I have to agree with them, the lead doesn't fit into the song like it needs to. I don't think reverb is solely the answer, I think the tone needs to be looked at, and something done about it, as ROG was suggesting.

Many country songs use the overdriven distorted tone and it works well. So it's not the distortion that makes it not fit properly.... it's the tone... the EQ of that lead. It has a hollow sound to it. like someone tried to EQ it and screwed up the mids. I have found this same issue when I have used the RB leads. It may be due to the key change algorithms or the recording of the tracks to start with, but sometimes the tone just isn't right. If the quality of the mix was not as good as it is, the tone would be covered up by other things..... but that's not the case.... you have excellent quality on the other instruments and that lets the tone of the guitar show. This could be construed as a "personal opinion" but 2 others heard something there too. As a guitar player, this stands out to me.

I don't know how PG recorded the RT's but I have had very similar tonal disasters when I attempt to use some of the amp sims. I hate those things. I can never get them sounding quite like a real amp in a room. Maybe I'm too picky when it comes to guitar tone. Anyway.... So I record one of 2 ways. Either through a hardware based Line 6 POD 2, or through a tube amp (Mesa) with a mic on the speaker. Either of those give me a "real guitar" tone.

My plan of action would be: render several tracks and see if they are all the same.... tone wise. Perhaps select a different real track to use.... listen to the tone. It's amazing that choosing a different RT can be as different as day and night. If all else fails, choose a different instrument as the lead/fills or play a live guitar part in there.

I like how you use the lead on the fills. The application of the instrument is spot on.

Really well done song.... and the guitar tone is acceptable as is. Not many folks would register a complaint with it. I've listened to that song about 4 or 5 times...... I keep thinking back to an old Ronnie Milsap song.....
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#264562 - 10/05/14 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 15998
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 15998
Loc: Hamlin NY
Floyd every time you post a song I say how in hell is he ever going too top this. Well every time you do!

Everything that I wanted to say has already been said. I will add that I was not put off by your guitar tone.
_________________________
To err is human. To blame it on someone else shows management potential.

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

Top
#264568 - 10/05/14 11:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10725
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10725
Loc: GA USA
Thanks to all you guys and gals for mentioning my small part with the Janettes. It was a pleasure!

Janice
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#264610 - 10/05/14 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1980
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1980
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Floyd,

Do you ever write a bad song? Just wondering. smile

This, like all your other work, is just top shelf! Everything about it is spot on.

Glad I was able to give it a listen!

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
#264728 - 10/06/14 12:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Perfect Night [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
Ian - thanks for the spin! We have had our share of rain this year!


Robert - I do appreciate you saying those things. I think you are doing just fine in all those departments yourself!


Alyn - You can't trust that Ian, eh!?... So, apparently, great minds DO think alike... how about a link to that song from eons ago?....


Rob - Thanks. I do occasionally look for another slider that would not require QuickTime. Had a different one before, but it required Flash... just can't win...

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!

Read the article: Boxing Clever: Band-In-A-Box Software

A few of my favorite statements:

"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."

(I think our name was a great start!)

"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."

"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."

#TipTuesday Convert RealDrums to MIDI!

Did you know that you can convert RealDrums to MIDI?

VintageGibson shared this tip to our Tips & Tricks forum, which is a great place to look for program tips from other Band-in-a-Box users!

Read this handy trick.

Have a program tip or trick of your own? Share it on our Tips & Tricks forum today!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Italian for Mac is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!

Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Export / Print a List of Selected Styles (Band-in-a-Box®)

Did you know that you can export a list of your Styles from Band-in-a-Box®?

Head to this forum post in our "Tips & Tricks" forum, where VideoTrack shares another handy tip for Band-in-a-Box® users!

Band-in-a-Box® Chord List Resource

Ever wonder which chords are supported in Band-in-a-Box®? Access the information from the Help file in the program, or read through the list with our Online Manual!

Chord List - Mac Online Manual
Chord List - Windows Online Manual

Review the other Reference topcs while you're there - with explanations of the different menus and the Keystroke Commands (Hot Keys), you'll definitely learn something new!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 French for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 contient quelques 80 fonctionnalités inédites!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021® cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir : 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAKs 10 et 11, et bien plus encore!

Achat | Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

VIDEO: Band-in-a-Box® Works Great in Windows®11!

Here's an introductory look at Band-in-a-Box® running on the preview version of Windows® 11!

Watch the video.

Forum Stats
34866 Members
66 Forums
70809 Topics
612940 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
learn2turn, KennGordon, Fajar1995, sinnfein2, Drew_An

34866 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 174
VideoTrack 166
Simon - PG Music 142
Jim Fogle 135
Matt Finley 129
Mark Hayes 128
Torrey Bliss 123
rayc 121
David Snyder 116
Pipeline 106
Today's Birthdays
acorvazzmusic17, mgbchuck, WienSam