You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#264491 - 10/04/14 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Just One More Day
Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 103
Loc: Massachusetts
BruceI Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 103
Loc: Massachusetts
Hello all,

I haven't been around for a while, but songwriting and recording are making one of their periodic comebacks (finally!). Today I was fooling around with an old country-rock song of mine (circa 1972-73), and I decided to make it a reggae song (well, a reggae RealTracks BIAB style anyway). Maybe I should have waited until Thursday to post, but this song is old AND new. A bit of mash-up with the resonator guitar.

Just One More Day (Bruce Irving)

Thanks for listening!
Bruce

Here's the style information:
Title: Just One More Day
File:Just One More Day 75 _REGGAS1.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 75, Length (m:s)=3:44
No intro. 66 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 66. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _REGGAS1.STY (Slow Swing 16 Reggae)

RealTracks in style: 1157:Bass, Electric, ReggaeSlow Sw 075
RealTracks in style: 1160:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075
RealTracks in style: 1158:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075
RealTracks in style: 1159:Organ, B3, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075
RealTracks in song: 2038:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryRob Ev 085
RealDrums in style: ReggaeClassic^3-a:Sidestick, Kick, HiHat , b:Sidestick Busy, HiHat
*******************
_________________________
SoundCloud
Blog: Music of the Spheres
Tools: BIAB 2015, Sonar X3, various iPhone/iPad apps

Top
#264493 - 10/04/14 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3278
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3278
Loc: York, England
Hey Bruce.

Yes, yes, I DO like that.

Wonderful old Peter Tosh feel to this one. Smooth but raw at the same time and not over-complicated.

Great vocal. Where did that high backing vox come from? It's just right for this sort of track.

Hope you're going to stick around for a while if you're posting this stuff.

Many thanks for this one. Just going back for another listen.

ROG.

Top
#264502 - 10/04/14 08:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6542
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6542
Loc: South Carolina
I've been playing around with some of my old songs from those years also. Lot's of fun to re-visit. I enjoyed the listen and look forward to more of your posts soon.

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
#264522 - 10/05/14 01:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4353
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4353
Loc: Sacramento, California
It was an enjoyable listen, and the resonator with reggae was inspired!

The voices were fun, in particular the staggered entrances - I had visions of Muppets singing along, especially at the end.

Nice! smile
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

Top
#264531 - 10/05/14 04:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

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

those high harmonies are perfect for the song and I enjoyed the adlibs at the end.

A good mix of reggae and country.

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs

My story

Top
#264537 - 10/05/14 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9549
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9549
Loc: Florida
Welcome back, Bruce.

As ROG said.."Smooth but raw at the same time and not over-complicated." ... an excellent description...

Clever idea to resurrect an old country song as reggae. You pulled it off very well. The background vocals are delightful. The "Muppet moment" at the end can't help but raise a smile.

Nice grouping of instruments, well mixed (thought the organ could come up a bit).

Enjoyed it.

floyd

Top
#264540 - 10/05/14 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10812
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10812
Loc: GA USA
Interesting RT choice and well executed (we had a lot of fun doing a bluegrass standard with those tracks). Great vocals and the arrangement is inventive and and fun. Also you managed to get that ev feel reso track work fine with the sw rhythm. We enjoyed the listen!
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#264556 - 10/05/14 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

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

welcome back.
Interesting choice of RTs. Great vocals and harmonies, and the arrangement is unconventional but fun.
Enjoyable listen.

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

Top
#264558 - 10/05/14 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: boehm]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 16149
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 16149
Loc: Hamlin NY
Hi Bruce, this is a very interesting and well-done blend of genres!

You vocal is outstanding and your backing tracks are just as good!

Love the ending!
_________________________
The irony for mankind is that a computer program asks a human to prove that they're not a robot!

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

Top
#264581 - 10/05/14 11:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6361
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6361
Loc: Davis, CA
Love it!! Your voice is perfect for the style-honest, relaxed, and natural. Arrangement and harmonies work perfectly! I think this is how this song was born to feel. Great job!! Take care. Greg

Top
#264604 - 10/05/14 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1980
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1980
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Great mix of genres/instrumentation. And the vocals are outstanding. I really enjoyed it!

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
#264612 - 10/05/14 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 103
Loc: Massachusetts
BruceI Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 103
Loc: Massachusetts
Thanks for all the great comments! I've tried different approaches for this song for years, and I think this may finally be the one. It does sound like I'm channeling my inner Muppet at the end. Maybe Clifford, the dreadlocked musician? The falsetto harmony could be Beaker. But I have to admit I more closely resemble Dr. Bunsen Honeydew. smile

Thanks again,
Bruce
_________________________
SoundCloud
Blog: Music of the Spheres
Tools: BIAB 2015, Sonar X3, various iPhone/iPad apps

Top
#264650 - 10/06/14 01:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
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 Bruce ...

This is the first time we've had a chance to hear one of your songs. Good to "meet you!

What an interesting (interesting in a good way) mix of tracks! We love it when folks color outside the lines and do some unexpected mixes. We totally loved it! Great harmony by someone!

Agree with the Peter Tosh assessment by ROG. Loved the creativity! Thanks for a super listen! Best to ya ...

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
#264679 - 10/06/14 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

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

This is very nice! We don't hear a lot of reggae on this forum.
The backing vocals are quite unorthodox.
Very original.

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

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#265093 - 10/09/14 11:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4788
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4788
Fun stuff Bruce. Loved it.


Josie

Top
#265221 - 10/10/14 08:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
You don't often get a PS guitar with reggae, brill idea cool
_________________________
YT: www.youtube.com/user/MrIcelander
SC: https://soundcloud.com/eddie-icelander
Never finish what you can't start!
____________________________________________
BBox 2021 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)

Top
#265248 - 10/11/14 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17412
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17412
Loc: Australia
Hi Bruce,

What a terrific listen! The choice of RTs is inspired genius. You shown us all just how important it is to keep an open mind when auditioning RTs.

I'm heading back for another listen now.

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#265249 - 10/11/14 08:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just One More Day [Re: BruceI]
Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1026
Loc: Maryland
SpaceDog Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1026
Loc: Maryland
Bruce,
Great song and arrangement. Very unique choices. Thanks for sharing.
SD

Top


PG Music News
Ordering Your Band-in-a-Box® is Easy!

When you order any PG Music products directly from www.pgmusic.com (or www.bandinabox.com) you'll receive immediate links to start downloading your order! Even if you choose to have a backup copy of your Band-in-a-Box® packages shipped, you'll still have the download links available to you - no need to wait!

We've made it even easier to get started with Band-in-a-Box® with the Easy Payment Plan 4 - when you choose this payment option you'll pay four equal monthly payments starting on the day of your order.

Choose your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows package & order here.

Using Mac? Order here.

When you get to the checkout, simply click on Select Easy Payment Plan 4 for this product to apply this option.

Note: This only applies to this Band-in-a-Box product, and does not apply to other products that you might have in your order, including the physical backup copy if selected.

Band-in-a-Box® File Associations

You may have noticed when you were installing Band-in-a-Box® for Windows that you were asked if you would like to Associate Band-in-a-Box songs and styles with Band-in-a-Box? But, what does that mean?

It's actually pretty simple - basically, if you select this option while you're installing the program, files with the extensions .SGU, .MGU, and other Band-in-a-Box files will open directly in the program if you select them from outside the program.

Missed this option during your setup, but you'd like to apply it now? Go to File | File Utilities | Associate File types with Explorer within the program.

New Update for RealBand 2021 Available!

Do you use RealBand (included in all Band-in-a-Box® for Windows purchases)? Download the latest free update, which resolves a small viewing issue for Windows 11 users.

When you download the latest update for RealBand 2021, it will add all the updates we've made this year. See the full list here.

Ear Training Games in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

October 1, 2021 is National Kids Music Day!

Head to the Practice Window in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows, and you'll see fun games that are fun ear training options for kids: Music Replay & Pitch Invasion.

Of course, you don't have to be a kid to like these games, I think there a fun way to learn at any age!

Music Replay is just what it sounds like - the program plays a 1-bar melody, and the user plays it back. Get it right, and you'll keep building that melody (and skill) within the game - get it wrong, and you'll be met with a warning tone and have to try again... it's quite addictive, and a lot of fun!

If you like a classic arcade game, then you'll love Pitch Invasion! We've managed to incorporate aliens with pitch-recognition skills in this exciting game, where you'll match the pitch of the alien ship descending towards your planet trying to destroy your collection of instruments - match the pitch and you've saved your instruments, make a mistake and the ship keeps coming... you'll have a few tries to get it right, if you're quick, but if all your instruments are destroyed - it's game over! The game speeds up as your skills improve, and you'll earn points along the way, with bonus points available throughout the game.

Open up your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows today to give it a try!

These ear training games are also included in Musical Arcade for Windows.

How to Make Backing Tracks with Band-in-a-Box®, by Nick Kellie

Band-in-a-Box® endorsing artist Nick Kellie recently got his hands on the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac, and put together this video showing off just how easy it is to make backing tracks in Band-in-a-Box®!

Band-in-a-Box Demo - How to make backing tracks

The Band-in-a-Box® VST DAW Plugin Works Great in Windows® 11!

Simon did it again - another test in Windows 11! See how well the Band-in-a-Box® VST DAW Plugin works with Windows® 11 in his latest video: The Band-in-a-Box® VST DAW Plugin Works Great in Windows® 11!

RealBand® Works Great in Windows® 11!

Here's an introductory look at RealBand® running on the preview version of Windows® 11!

Watch the video.

Forum Stats
34985 Members
66 Forums
71195 Topics
617401 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Billscism, daveneal, a4ndrew3lls, jbrydon, FOLIVSCREW

34984 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
swingbabymix 339
Pipeline 279
VideoTrack 201
MarioD 150
MoveToGroove 145
justanoldmuso 136
rayc 125
Jim Fogle 120
Simon - PG Music 119
Matt Finley 117
Today's Birthdays
dmws