You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#285561 - 02/24/15 06:37 PM [User Showcase] I Love Me
Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 66
Loc: Minnesota, United States
joesarahh Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 66
Loc: Minnesota, United States
Wrapped up a new one today. It's a quirky little piece written with an eye towards TV advertising placements. You can hear it at this link

SoundCloud

If you have ever heard of Patrick & Eugene, YouTube This piece is a similar style. Those boys are a pretty hard act to follow, but I will give it the old college try. Anyway, this was done entirely with BIAB, only my lead vocal and one backup vocal part are "real" for lack of a better word. The female backup vocal is the harmonizer in RealBand. It's funny, when I am on tour with Acoustic Smoke, I use the TC Hellicon's voicelive touch 2 to create on the fly backup vocals during the concert. It's the same algorithm BIAB has programmed by the same company. "Suzie," As I have taken to calling her is great. I use the very same sound on stage as I do in the studio. I started using the harmonizer on stage because my wife won't let me travel with a female backup singer. I guess I don't blame her. Watching people search the stage frantically looking for that backup voice is pretty funny!

Anyway, rabbit trail. I Love Me, is 6/4 time so getting all the vocals lined up was an enormous pain. Turns out I was suffering with lots of latency, had to make the change to ASIO drivers. Then, I ran the vocals through Melodyne to tighten up the timing. A big shout out to GuitarHacker for turning me on to Melodyne. It saved my skin on this one. It's in Gb, it was in Ab where I write most stuff, but the soaring vocals at the end were really harsh in Ab so I changed keys.

This wasn't really done with any style, the instruments are all hand picked. Largely this is because there is a real dearth of Ukulele Real Tracks in BIAB and they are ALL swing beat. As I knew it was the primary instrument I had to build around it. But . . a nice 50's style five piece drum kit in swing with lots of brush backed up by a cool dude slappin' down the law with an upright bass and we were off and running. Throw in a vintage electric organ for color and we're the Sultans of Swing.

Now I have to go convince my friends and family the song wasn't written about any of them. My mother tells me it's nerve wracking always knowing what I'm thinking when I put out these songs.

Top
#285565 - 02/24/15 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Love Me [Re: joesarahh]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7984
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7984
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
I liked that quite a bit Joe.. interesting concept and well executed. Great vocals! Good luck in your quest for ad placements

Top
#285567 - 02/24/15 07:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Love Me [Re: joesarahh]
Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 7679
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Jim Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 7679
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Joe,

That's an unusual tune. You're right, wouldn't be the same without the ukulele track.

Very professional sound. Well mixed
_________________________
Jim Fogle - 2021 BiaB (842) RB (Build 8) Ultra+ PAK
Cakewalk - Zoom MRS-8 recorder
Desktop: i7 Win 10 build 2004, 12GB ram 256GB SSD, 4 TB HDD
Laptop: i3 64bit Win 10 build 21H1, 8GB ram 500GB HDD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

Top
#285568 - 02/24/15 07:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Love Me [Re: Jim Fogle]
Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 66
Loc: Minnesota, United States
joesarahh Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 66
Loc: Minnesota, United States
Yes, it's a little odd, but it's the sort of thing commercials use quite a bit. They call it "Quirky" whatever that means.

Top
#285586 - 02/25/15 04:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Love Me [Re: joesarahh]
Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 313
Loc: Belgium
FredM Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 313
Loc: Belgium
Hi Joe,
This is a great tune, and I hope it will get you there!
I thank you for the background info you give us. That is valuable to learn from...
PS listened to Jeremiad... Great vocals going on there ☺

Top
#285598 - 02/25/15 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Love Me [Re: joesarahh]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6459
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6459
Loc: South Carolina
Hi Joe, I really loved this one.

First, I think sparseness in a song in most cases requires more depth in writing, mixing and production. Little things have a bigger footprint with the added quiet space that sparseness brings.

Second, the beauty is in the details. The tone of the vocals (which really shine on this one), the clarity of the instruments all become vital elements to the vibe.

Last, egotistically, this one fits me to a T... Self preservation. If I don't love me, why should anyone else?

This was a fun song but provided ample depth to the careful listener.

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


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
34883 Members
66 Forums
70867 Topics
613669 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Alex Di Carvalho, Ane Atsuko, tizzacd70, KeithJL, CRAZY6SYRINGS

34882 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 188
Simon - PG Music 150
Matt Finley 146
Jim Fogle 145
MarioD 134
David Snyder 130
Pipeline 128
swingbabymix 120
rayc 120
Torrey Bliss 118
Today's Birthdays
George Leering, Jeeep, knutschke