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#279525 - 01/12/15 01:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: Pat Marr]
Registered: 11/15/14
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Fred,

I loved it! Great old time rock n roll sound. Well done!

Bob


Hi Bob,
Thanks for passing by and give it a listen!


Originally Posted By: tommyad
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Fred,

Rockin'!!! And very entertaining...

Interesting all the way through. Good stops. Great Rock Yell!!!
Nice hot solo. Nice vocals and the harmonies are well done.

The ending is super cool.

You put a lot of work into this - and it shows!

(I would have liked the drums to be louder)

Great job. Enjoyed it!!!

floyd


+1 Exactly what I was going to say. Good Job! Tom


Thanks Tom,
Compliments from you guys make me feel humble (and very proud) smile

Originally Posted By: gruverider
Great rockin'! Love the vocals and harmonies and the Ahhhhhh! Melody has a New Orleans vibe to me - nice.


Mmmm, New Orleans... Gotta look into that style, will google it. Thanks for listening and commenting!

Originally Posted By: R & AM
Great rock song Fred! Reminds us of Great Balls of Fire.

Rob and Anne-Marie

Rob and Anne-Marie,
Thanks for commenting! See/hear you soon!

Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
Hi Fred,

you had me at the drum intro!

And the repetition of the title throughout the song makes for a VERY catchy "get stuck in your head" kind of groove. But I have to admit, there were moments when I started to fear that two lines in I had already heard all of the lyrics. Glad it didn't turn out that way. It worked very well!

I also really like the energy you managed to infuse into the song, and the live feel you introduced through the callouts and your selection of real tracks

I'm not as enthusiastic about the ending as everybody else seems to be. It's creative and different (which I like) but it also seems unnecessary and anticlimactic to me. But go with the majority on this one. I think the song is an extrovert's anthem, and I'm very much an introvert who is ready to leave long before the party's over. So it makes sense that being pulled back in the door by a faux ending would leave me feeling caught as I tried to sneak out early. wink

All in all I liked it very much, especially the energy and ear worm.

Hi Pat,

always love your input because you go beyond the song, and that is what I try to do in most of my songs. Though you wouldn't say this with this kind a song huh? Lyric-wise, English is my third language (first dutch, than french). When I write in English it will be less subtile as I have about 20% of the average vocabulary. But a song like this is great fun making, and I'm glad you liked it to. And the Austin Powers ending... Ah well, when I go... smile smile smile

PS
The next post will be instrumental, and another side of me...

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#279552 - 01/12/15 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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Originally Posted By: FredM
You know the feeling when the café/pub/bar closes and you don't feel like leaving the place?


At night's end.... we used to say..... "Goodnight folks, thanks for coming out tonight.... the bar's closing.... you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here..."
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#279713 - 01/12/15 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred,

It's a neat song. Big smile on my face throughout. 7 vocals! Really effective use of the vocal tracks as backing tracks.
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#279793 - 01/13/15 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: Jim Fogle]
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FredM Offline
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Fred,

I loved it! Great old time rock n roll sound. Well done!

Bob


LOL !!!

Originally Posted By: JimFogle
Hi Fred,

It's a neat song. Big smile on my face throughout. 7 vocals! Really effective use of the vocal tracks as backing tracks.


Hi Jim,
Thanks for passing by and giving it a listen. Happy with the compliments!
Take care
Fred


Edited by FredM (01/13/15 09:49 AM)

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#279812 - 01/13/15 12:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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This is absolutely fantastic!

I Loved everything about this. That infectious beat, great vocals and lyrics and without a doubt one of the best endings that I have ever heard in these forums!

This is a keeper.
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#279900 - 01/14/15 03:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred,

What a great rockin song! I echo all the other plaudits.

Loved the guitar solo and cool ending too.
Well done!

Rec
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#280053 - 01/15/15 12:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: receder]
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FredM Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is absolutely fantastic!

I Loved everything about this. That infectious beat, great vocals and lyrics and without a doubt one of the best endings that I have ever heard in these forums!

This is a keeper.


Mario,
You're too kind smile
Thank you for dropping by and commenting.
See you around
Fred

Originally Posted By: receder
Hi Fred,

What a great rockin song! I echo all the other plaudits.

Loved the guitar solo and cool ending too.
Well done!

Rec

Hi Rec,
Thanks for listening and your comments. With a little editing these realband guitar solos are awesome!
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#280184 - 01/15/15 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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Awesome tune. Loved the start and then when she kicked in.. Wow Loved it
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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Patch Updates Ready! (2019 & 2020)

We've JUST released FREE Updates for existing Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2019 and 2020 program users!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Update - Build 407
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Update - Build 323

What do these include?

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Update - Build 407: (get it here)
Fixed: RealDrums Quick List was empty if launched from main toolbar.
Improved: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
Fixed: Buttons in Custom toolbar are not draggable.
Fixed: The time signature button on the main toolbar did not do anything.
Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: RealDrums Quick List menu item did not do anything.
Fixed: Find a Sub for RealDrums menu item did not do anything.
Fixed: Various problems with localized versions.
Fixed: Some style demos for the newest RealTracks would not play.
Fixed: Song title will be changed to ? when re-saving if it previously contained international characters like é or ©.

DAW Plugin 2.5.18
Fixed: "Open Recent" opened file chooser dialog
Fixed: Unfold feature not working with some songs
Fixed: Choruses not resetting when playback is stopped in DAW
Fixed: Chord superscripts
Fixed: Clicking zoom many times will crash standalone plugin
Fixed: Undo removes all chords after opening a song
Fixed: Buzzing sound in Studio One
Fixed: Plugin determining chord accidentals now matches main program
Fixed: Removed alert menu when sync playing tracks that are not up-to-date (generated).
Fixed: Cancelling generate made song lose "dirty" state
Fixed: All selected tracks should drag from the plugin
Fixed: Shortcut file feature not working always working. Support was also added for pgshortc.txt files
Fixed: Double clicking grey area in chord sheet started playback
Fixed: Bar highlighting skipped last chorus when the start bar is greater than 1
Fixed: Right-click on bar should first launch popup menu
Fixed: Double clicking anywhere on a track should open its picker
Added: About to File Menu
Added: "year" to plugin name
Fixed: remove sync tempo button if already synced
Fixed: improve 2 finger scroll (too fast)

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Update - Build 323: (get it here)
Fixed: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
Fixed: The time signature button on the main toolbar did not do anything.
Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: Various problems with localized versions.

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Updated Song Titles Browser in Band-in-a-Box® 2020!

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SongPicker Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac!

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker has been enhanced with our newest 2020 version!

The SongPicker now builds faster for large song lists (>30K and up to 60,000 songs). The [Song] button (or the [Open] button) now has 3 additional menu items to launch the SongPicker.

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- Open SongPicker in Home Folder: This opens the SongPicker in the home folder, which is Applications/Band-in-a-Box/MySongs or as set in the SongPicker.
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Searching for songs matching a chord progression or melody has been enhanced. There are three new checkboxes: "Key must match exactly," "Chord Extension must match exactly", and "Time Signature must match."

Click here to jump to the SongPicker subject in our New Features video to learn more. (32:11)

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