Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#345944 - 04/18/16 06:10 PM [User Showcase] Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar)
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
REWIND ME
(Lyric video - an audio only link is provided at the bottom of this post)

Hi folks, this is our first J&B post in a couple of months. Having big fun with collabs and going through several different versions of this tune has taken most of our music time of late.

I recently bought Janice a cajon and talked her into introducing her playing on this reggae tune. Yep, reggae is definitely an interesting rhythm to learn percussion on! Janice has always played rock solid rhythm guitar and I’ve noticed and heard her tapping out rhythms for years so I figured why not play some real percussion?

I wrote this admittedly simple 12 bar blues lyric for her to experiment with - vocally and with the cajon. The production started much more bluesy, then became an acoustic version and finally settled with this funky wah wah version thanks to PeterF. Peter and Janice were working on a blues collab and he graciously played some lead and rhythm guitar on this song. So it has become, I suppose, reggabluesfunk smile

I took the reggae RD track and removed all of the kick drum and most of the snare leaving primarily the ride and timbale. Janice then filled in with the cajon “kick,” “snare” and other sounds. She is certainly a novice and I’m new at attempting to mic and mix the thing but it was interesting project. BTW, we added the handclaps to emphasize that important reggae third beat. I certainly don't mean to imply that we know much about reggae but we had fun.

Thanks to all who take their time to listen and comment. We greatly appreciate you!

Janice: vocal and percussion
PeterF: lead and rhythm guitars
Bud: audio and video things
Stuff used: Biab, Logic Pro X, Alloy 2, Ozone 6, Waves TruVerb, Nectar 2,
Rodes mic, MXL mic and Focusrite interface

Percussion: Meinl Cajon (mics front/rear to separate tracks)
Bass: RT 1157 Reggae sw
Drums: RD Reggae sw (all kick and most snare removed)
Organ: 1159 Reggae sw
Piano: 1160 Reggae sw
Handclaps: Bud, Janice and loops - thanks fj (6 tracks)

And a big thanks to the several forum members who offered me guidance on this project!

Bud

https://soundcloud.com/mootsman/rewind-me
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#345949 - 04/18/16 07:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7989
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7989
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
First Janice and Bud in a few months?? Man, that trend needs to CHANGE! They should be... um... weekly? Yeah, I'd like that!

So many things to say:

1) Did you take the picture of the cassette that's on the YouTube page? If so, I like the fact that the tape that's pulled out has been kinked into a heart (I'm guessing that was intentional)

2) I like the way you developed the metaphor of a cassette tape as compared to a relationship... that thought wouldn't have crossed my mind in a million years! And beyond the idea itself, your application of each aspect of tape to the relationship really holds up! Clever lyrics all around!

3) I thought the use of video to present the lyrics was a great idea, and I'm kind of surprised we don't see a lot more of that

4) I really liked Janice's delivery on this .. the way she played with the timing added interest above and beyond the interest contained in the words

5) VERY impressed by Janice's first percussion track(s)! Apparently she's one of those people who can do anything she sets her mind to. Gotta respect the willingness to try new things and the talent to pull it off the first time!

6) Of course I though the rewind snippet at the end was a clever way to conclude the tape... especially because I listened to it multiple times, and every one of them left me feeling like I was actually rewinding a tape! ;-)

7) PeterF, man, it didn't take you long on the forum before you started collaborating with the heavy hitters! And I must say it was a collaboration that worked out well for everybody! Your guitar playing added a very appropriate groove for the song, and I liked the wah effect!

Hats off to everybody involved with this project!

Top
#345969 - 04/18/16 09:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3721
Tommyc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3721
AWESOME!!!! Janice that was some Incredible Sangin!!!!! Very Nicely Mixed!!!!

Top
#345997 - 04/19/16 05:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Pat Marr]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
First Janice and Bud in a few months?? Man, that trend needs to CHANGE! They should be... um... weekly? Yeah, I'd like that!

So many things to say:

1) Did you take the picture of the cassette that's on the YouTube page? If so, I like the fact that the tape that's pulled out has been kinked into a heart (I'm guessing that was intentional)

2) I like the way you developed the metaphor of a cassette tape as compared to a relationship... that thought wouldn't have crossed my mind in a million years! And beyond the idea itself, your application of each aspect of tape to the relationship really holds up! Clever lyrics all around!

3) I thought the use of video to present the lyrics was a great idea, and I'm kind of surprised we don't see a lot more of that

4) I really liked Janice's delivery on this .. the way she played with the timing added interest above and beyond the interest contained in the words

5) VERY impressed by Janice's first percussion track(s)! Apparently she's one of those people who can do anything she sets her mind to. Gotta respect the willingness to try new things and the talent to pull it off the first time!

6) Of course I though the rewind snippet at the end was a clever way to conclude the tape... especially because I listened to it multiple times, and every one of them left me feeling like I was actually rewinding a tape! ;-)

7) PeterF, man, it didn't take you long on the forum before you started collaborating with the heavy hitters! And I must say it was a collaboration that worked out well for everybody! Your guitar playing added a very appropriate groove for the song, and I liked the wah effect!

Hats off to everybody involved with this project!


1. All the photos are public domain mostly from pixabay. Having an idea of what photo might represent a lyric image is the easiest part. The difficulty is finding a PD image that is high enough resolution to be cropped to 16:9 and still look good. I don't use any that don't fit these two self imposed criteria. After finding the photos I then use various editors to give them a somewhat similar look in hue and texture. And for some of our vids I have shot my own photos when unable to find them in the PD. I used two of mine in Mystic Chords and one in Ways of Forgetting.

2. Glad you liked the lyric. The ONLY style of lyric that comes to me with some relative ease is the 12 bar blues format which is almost invariably nothing profound and requires less rhyming smile

3. The lyric video is a good way to get a song on YouTube when, if like me, one is unwilling to venture into the land of video clips or not talented enough to create your style of videos.

4. Janice thanks you. I just hand her a lyric and she riffs away.

5. For 35 years I've noticed her tapping out little rhythms while listening to music...don't think she's even aware of it. So I decided to tap into it...awful pun, yep.

6. The snippet was Peter's idea and a good one!

7. Yep, the wah wah finally gave a direction and feel to the song after much experimenting with other approaches.

Thanks Pat, as always, for taking your time to listen and make such thoughtful remarks. We cherish them!

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

Top
#346012 - 04/19/16 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Janice & Bud and Peter,

so interesting and entertaining!
Great vocals and guitar. The percussion is unique (including the claps).
I liked the video and the ending.
Great collab altogether!

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

Top
#346065 - 04/19/16 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Tommyc]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Tommyc
AWESOME!!!! Janice that was some Incredible Sangin!!!!! Very Nicely Mixed!!!!


Thanks Tommy!

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

Top
#346071 - 04/19/16 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5560
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5560
Loc: North Carolina
This is great!!!
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#346074 - 04/19/16 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 02/22/15
Posts: 671
Loc: Raleigh NC
dga Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/22/15
Posts: 671
Loc: Raleigh NC
Keep watching this over and over and over again.
_________________________
"When you help somebody else you are really helping yourself"

Top
#346078 - 04/19/16 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: dga]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7989
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7989
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Originally Posted By: dga
Keep watching this over and over and over again.

Yeah! Me too! It's like I got caught in the "LATHER - RINSE - REPEAT" loop and I can't break out!

(Except its the "LISTEN - REWIND - LISTEN" loop...

;-)

(When Janice is singin' that's easy to do anyway...)

Top
#346109 - 04/19/16 06:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 10/08/15
Posts: 1143
Loc: Philippines
Trygve Larsen Offline
Expert

Registered: 10/08/15
Posts: 1143
Loc: Philippines
Really a good Blues/Reggae combination u have here Janice and Bud ! Very well arranged and performed... I usually don't like reggae very much, but this one was enjoyable for me to listen to....
_________________________
Forever Grateful, BUT, sometimes pissed of. wink
Trygve "Leo" Larsen
BiaB 2020, Windows 8.1, Intel Core i5 CPU, 270GHz, 32 Gb RAM
My OLD tracks on Soundcloud; https://soundcloud.com/trygve-larsen My NEW is unpublished
The Universe = Uni-verse ie one song.

Top
#346132 - 04/19/16 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: boehm]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Janice & Bud and Peter,

so interesting and entertaining!
Great vocals and guitar. The percussion is unique (including the claps).
I liked the video and the ending.
Great collab altogether!

Guenter



Thanks Guenter! It was interesting learning a little about reggae percussion. There is a name for the reggae third beat emphasis (the claps) that I forget.

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

Top
#346143 - 04/19/16 09:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4785
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4785
GREAT loved EVERYTHING about it!!
Love the Cajon, used one in my last song - way to go in actually going out and getting one instead of settling for a loop - some user tracks perhaps??? How did you record/mic it?
One of your best mixes and videos to date Bud.
Janice and Peter excellent performances as well.

Top
#346152 - 04/20/16 01:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Bud & Janice & Peter !:))


This is just AWSOME !
and Janice´s vocal is
as sweet as ever !
One of your best for sure !:))

Cheers
Dani

Top
#346156 - 04/20/16 02:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3346
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3346
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Blues meets reggae. Nice combination.
A+ as usual.
Rob

Top
#346178 - 04/20/16 06:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is great!!!


Thanks David. We appreciate it.

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

Top
#346210 - 04/20/16 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Tommyc]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: Tommyc
AWESOME!!!! Janice that was some Incredible Sangin!!!!! Very Nicely Mixed!!!!


Well said Tommy C!! AMAZING vocals!! Really fun idea. As great as digital is, cassettes, magnetic tape, and LPs will always hold a special place in my heart. This is really a clever and fun write, and delicious presentation of reggae blues. Peter F pretty much knocked the cover off the ball with that guitar playing. Wonderful job by all!!! Take care. Greg

Top
#346221 - 04/20/16 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
well this surely is something else!
a very nice reggae blend with top-notch vocals and guitar.
And the videos are getting better all the time ;-)
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#346294 - 04/20/16 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: dga]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: dga
Keep watching this over and over and over again.


Thanks!! If you are doing that then mission accomplished!

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

Top
#346302 - 04/20/16 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Pat Marr]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4354
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4354
Loc: Sydney Australia
Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
First Janice and Bud in a few months?? Man, that trend needs to CHANGE! They should be... um... weekly? Yeah, I'd like that!

7) PeterF, man, it didn't take you long on the forum before you started collaborating with the heavy hitters! And I must say it was a collaboration that worked out well for everybody! Your guitar playing added a very appropriate groove for the song, and I liked the wah effect!

Hats off to everybody involved with this project!


Thanks Pat
Certainly was an enjoyable project - great to be asked to join in.

Top
#346314 - 04/20/16 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rewind Me (featuring PeterF on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1831
gruverider Offline
Expert

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1831
Well done, hats off to all! Silky and a great genre blend!

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
RealBand® Works Great in Windows® 11!

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

Watch the video.

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2021!

Check out some of the latest Band-in-a-Box® feedback we've received:

"There's a saying 'Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.' That's exactly what my friend did in 1990. He taught me how to use BIAB and I've used it hundreds of time to do arraignment and to jam with any style band."

"Love BIAB. I use it daily. Their support is great too!"

"RealTracks are amazing!!! I use BIAB for backtracks in my solo act... Still using the basic package and it's all need..."

"I have used Band in A Box for many years. If it would have been around when I was young, I would have been a much better musician. I use it for all my songs I have written and recorded. With Band In A Box I can sit in my room and sound like a whole band without having to put up with them!"

"If you know something about music and take the time to learn the program, you can make it do some amazing things. It is a great help to songwriters who want to demo their song without paying for studio time. It makes changes and tweaks much easier as well."

"Been using it for so many years. It's a great tool. The instruments that I don't have or play make up the void and it saves so much time. I use this program for every song I write."

"Great tool for the songwriter!"

"An essential part of my studio! I write songs on piano, but I'm not a pianist by a long way. BIAB is like having a roomful of session players in your studio, and just the simple act of taking your basic idea and hearing a skilled pianist play it presents so many new ideas and options you hadn't thought of."

"Powerful, easy to use, inexpensive and they even split the modest payments up if you want. No complaints. Lots of satisfaction."

"I added a steel guitar to a fully produced original. He followed every change like he was in the studio reading the chart. Fascinating technology!"

"I have used it to make backing tracks for six CD's with about 12 songs on each. They make a great gift!"

"It's simply a necessity - buy it now - the staff and support do a great job as well!"

"A great tool for us songwriters!"

"I LOVE Band-in-a-Box!"

"I see it as a very worthwhile investment. In fact, from initial purchase about 8 years ago, using the backing tracks I have made, my income from that investment has returned over 5,000% on the investment!"

continued...

Do you have something to say about Band-in-a-Box®? Post your own thoughts for Windows or Mac version today!

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!

Forum Stats
34902 Members
66 Forums
70914 Topics
614321 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
MuchHustle, Fiddlecat, cebodorr1, emeraldopia, jojo34

34902 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
swingbabymix 219
VideoTrack 212
Pipeline 175
Simon - PG Music 153
Jim Fogle 149
Matt Finley 144
rayc 118
CaptainMoto 118
David Snyder 117
MusicStudent 117
Today's Birthdays
BanjoBob, jazzwombat