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#361466 - 08/18/16 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms
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Well, I was out in the garden picking some mushrooms for my salad while listening to the Close to the Edge Album by Yes. I think I picked the wrong ones. Sorry about that.

https://soundcloud.com/david-snyder-gigs/long-distance-runner

I sure am glad I had those Xtra styles on hand though.

Long Distance Runner
By David Snyder

Prologue (The Delirium):

Blue Haze, Summer
Long Distance Runner
Blue Phase, Summer
Long Distance Runner

Verse 1

Think fast, moon blast
Seagrass, long past,
Love right, hang tight
Seems right
Light dust, moon rust
Clock out of water, clock of order
Mariner’s daughter

Ch:

Twist and shout
Cool haze of summer
Blue haze of summer
See past the border
Ring flash, sea splash
Twist and shout
Roundabout
Cool haze, cool haze,
Cool haze of summer
See past the border
Long Distance Runner
Knights of the Order
Long Distance Runner

V2

There is no dark side of the sun
It’s dark for everyone
Into the water
Long Distance Runner
Learn past, run fast, seagrass
Ten past the corner
Long Distance Runner

CH

Learn past, run fast, seagrass
Ten past the corner
Long Distance Runner
Long Distance Runner


Epilogue (The Redemption)
Think tall, see small
Run for the border
Run for the border
Long Distance Runner

All lyrics and music copyright David Snyder 2016


****** Song Summary *************
Title: Long Distance Runner
Key=C , Tempo 100, Length (m:s)=3:57
23 bar intro, 73 bar chorus, from bar 24 to bar 96. Repeat x1 chorus

Basic Style is _STARLIT.STY (Star-lit Dreamy Jazz Rock) Xtra
Styles (User Defined and Modified)

David Snyder, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String, Sitar, Electric Lead and Rhythm, Ibanez Hollow Body, Synth, Organ

Lead and Backing Vocals, Production

RTs:
RealTracks in style: 1759:Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 912:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothPoppy Ev16 090
RealTracks in style: ~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2603:Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock16thsJon Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 381:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Syncopated Sugar Ev 102
RealTracks in song: 1596:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 065
RealDrums in style: RockModernSyncEv16^8-a:Snare, Closed HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
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#361469 - 08/18/16 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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David
Yes that was ambitious. Don't think I've heard anyone try anything like this.
Nice complex layered vocals & clever lyrics.
A lot going on in places conflicting with vocal a bit but really interesting and liked it a lot - (always loved Close to the EDGE & Fragile YES).


Edited by PeterF (08/18/16 03:46 PM)

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#361512 - 08/19/16 01:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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Hi David,

What kind of mushrooms do you eat in North Carolina ? smile
In France we've got wine grin
No, just kidding,
Your tune is very psychedelic, in particular the delirium, it's a very strange song, and very interesting as well

It's a ambitious project, and We are far from your usual music (country, nashville), I really enjoyed this one

NB : and what a great orchestration !


Edited by PRADON (08/19/16 02:01 AM)
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#361518 - 08/19/16 03:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

This is so cool! Sounds like a lost song from Bowie's Low album - excellent! Loved it.

Bob
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#361549 - 08/19/16 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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David.

Mind boggling. When you were young, I'll bet you drew on all the walls with crayons... when you weren't running wildly in circles around the house...

What a great sound! I hear the YES influence, but to me it was more like someone threw Supertramp and Steely Dan into a gunny sack, mixed it up, poured it out... and this is what happened...

Nice mix on this - everything (including the vocal - nice falsetto!) sits perfectly.

Well done. VERY cool.

floyd

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#361552 - 08/19/16 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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Outside the box? What box?

I like this one David - but I would lay off the shrooms if I were you! grin


Regards,

Bob

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#361564 - 08/19/16 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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Man, you're even more productive than we are ;-)
very nice psychedelic sound indeed!

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#361592 - 08/19/16 06:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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Far out, groovy and pass it on! Flashback to the 60's!

There is so much to like about this one that I don't know where to start. Great sound selection, mixing, vocals, vocal effects and the lyrics! WOW!

This is a keeper.
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#361602 - 08/19/16 07:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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David,
The opening really works with your voice floating above the ringing guitars ( impressive playing!).
I think PG Music should hire you to create some really out there styles so that others could attempt this prog./pschedelic rock style.
Well done -to boldly go where music hasn`t been for far too long!

Robert

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#361603 - 08/19/16 11:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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David,

I'm still dizzy from listening! I have no idea what to say. I've never heard anything like this on the forum ever.

The song is incredibly atmospheric. I have no idea how you managed to accomplish it but you've done it really well. You've unleashed a whole new side of BIAB.

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#361614 - 08/20/16 06:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: David Snyder]
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The Secret Sauce Revealed:

Hey thanks for the nice comments everybody. For those who wanted to know how this was done, I have some source material. In the drop box with my user tracks I put the organ part in both Finale and Midi. The instrument in Garritan/GPO5 is "full organ." For Finale users it should open right up. This part I had to play myself of course.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y4ujowwpqh5y42t/AABnCcRP8YYL6ydXzoebe2Nza?dl=0

This Rick Wakeman style part moves fast and goes against the BIAB backing tracks--kinda sorta you have two keys stacked on top of one another. The song is in C, but this part is playing in a ringing G modality--basically G7sus and Dm7 with a few odd notes--the G Bass note operating as a pedal throughout. This is what creates the momentum.

Over that, I am playing a hollow body electric with a riff that is in A minor, basically doing a lot of pull offs starting on the A on the 10th fret and walking down, hammering on the third and fourth string around the fifth fret then working my way back up. That creates the swirl. I laid out the entire composition in one Chorus in BIAB and killed most of the other instruments except for drums and bass until the opening is over, and then the whole band kicks in in that Starlit style (Xtra style.) The drum pattern is reversed. The intro uses a Chorus pattern (green) and the next section follows with a Verse drum pattern (blue) switching back and forth. One half of your brain is insisting the song is going Chorus Verse Chorus while the other half insists it is Verse Chorus Verse. That is when the hallucination kicks in.

The rest is just 4 separate vocal tracks doing a different melody with one "main" vocal track.

Anyway, with the Xtra styles and some homemade playing, it is possible to get that prog rock sound. It's fun. Give it a whirl!!

smile



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#361615 - 08/20/16 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: PeterF]
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Thanks Peter!!!

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#361617 - 08/20/16 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: PRADON]
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Thanks Pradon,

Well as you guys say in France:

"Le beaujolais nouveau est arrive et ma femme est partie."

smile

Do you hear me brother??
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#361618 - 08/20/16 06:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: rsdean]
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The Low album? I'll take that!! Thanks Bob!!
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#361619 - 08/20/16 07:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

How did you know? Were you spying???

Yes, this is precisely what happened. Sadly, when I was 18 years old, my parents cruelly threw me out of the house, telling that I had to get a job or go to college.

All I had to my name was a Twin Vibrolux, a Telecaster, a Les Paul Copy, an acoustic, a pair of boots, two pairs of jeans, one shirt, and a jacked up yellow Mustang.

I had to make it on my own man. Out on the road. Just screaming down the blacktop.

Maybe we could write a song.

smile
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#361620 - 08/20/16 07:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: 90 dB]
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Ha ha ha!! Exactly!! That was funny!

Exactly what I was going for. Thanks Bob!!
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#361621 - 08/20/16 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: RnAM]
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Thanks guys. Where would psychedelic be without Amsterdam.

Thanks for keeping us real. And thanks for the memories.

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#361622 - 08/20/16 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks Mario. I am painting the bus now and mixing up a few batches. You in?

Should I swing by and pick you up? Got your axe?

Janis is passed out but I will wake her up when we get there.
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#361623 - 08/20/16 07:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: Robertkc]
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Thanks Robert! Check out my first post. I listed the ingredients and put the finale organ part in drop box.
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#361624 - 08/20/16 07:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Long Distance Runner_Oops Wrong Mushrooms [Re: Noel96]
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Thanks Noel! As I said in the reply up top, I have listed the ingredients and put the Finale organ part in drop box. That should give you a pretty good idea.

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Note: this patch is not intended to update your version to the recently released Band-in-a-Box® 2020, which is available for purchase here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2019 Build 643 (Jan 14 2020):
Fixed: Practice window | Master Solos | Blues Piano, displays N/A.
Fixed: The Drop Station would not update if dropping a file onto Presonus Studio One.
Fixed: Possible freeze when importing compressed audio files.
Fixed: Crash with error "external exception C06D007F" while launching if using Windows XP.
Fixed: Access violation in Song Titles browser if no song is selected when clicking [Close].
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash during bootup if there is a problem with font installation (usually after upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash during bootup if an ASIO driver was previously selected, and the device is no longer connected to the computer.
Fixed: If an ASIO driver cannot connect during bootup, the default WAS driver should be used instead.
Improved: BootupLog.txt will include more elaborate information when troubleshooting bootup problems. This only applies if WriteBootUpLog.txt is present in the Data folder.
Fixed: RealTracks #2975 (Vocal Oohs-Aahs) sometimes played incorrect chords for m7b5 and C7.
Fixed: Some bars for the B section of RT 2529 were dropping out.
Fixed: Some Bass and Nylon Guitar RealTracks (including 2718, 2724, 2722, 2725, 2719) have RealCharts added.
Fixed: Several Piano and Organ MIDI SuperTracks have been edited to remove spurious MIDI events (e.g. mod wheel sometimes caused 'warbling' effect).
Updated: PDF and help (routine cleanup/updaes).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash when opening a song that contains note-based lyrics.
Fixed: Lyrics would not display in the Big Lyrics if "Show chord symbols above the lyrics" was enabled.
Fixed: Bar Lyrics and Section Text layers do not line up with bars in Notation window if there are repeats in song, and fake sheet mode is enabled.
Fixed: Possible crash if editing a text layer while using the floating Notation Window.
Fixed: "There is no audio file currently recorded" error message when using Audio > Plugin.
Fixed: If using the 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box, the BB2Go window would display an erroneous QuickTime version, and converting files to .m4a would fail. QuickTime is only available for the 32 bit version, but is only required if using Windows Vista or earlier.
Fixed: Sforzando might not automatically be added to the VST list, causing Hi-Q patch selection to fail.
Fixed: [Video] > Render Video(s)... menu item should launch the Make Chordsheet Video dialog if Video RealTracks export is not available.
Fixed: When choosing a compressed format for rendering files, and "One file per track" is enabled, the resulting files are .wav format instead of the compressed format.
Fixed: Dragging a single track to export MIDI causes that track to be permanently soloed.
Fixed: The About dialog said 'for Macintosh' instead of 'for Windows'.
Fixed: StylePicker: User Category list wasn't refreshing after choosing a new user category.
Changed: Default the 'include similar styles in the stylepicker' to false each bootup.
Fixed: melodists were getting quantized incorrectly.
Fixed: Rebuilding styles list was causing errors sometimes.
Fixed: Clicking OK in the MIDI/Audio Driver Setup dialog should not close the floating Mixer window.
Fixed: Applying audio effects using Audio > Plugins would fail with error "Plugin cancelled. Original file is preserved".
Fixed: Audio will not import to a custom position if there is already audio on the Audio track.
Fixed: Audio > Edit Audio > Timeshift Audio would crash the program if the Audio Edit window was not open.
Fixed: Close button in Select chorus start/end dialog should behave like Cancel, ie user clicking on bar afterwards shouldn't do anything.
Fixed: Wrong notes on Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin 1.16.29:
Fixed: bounds when highlighting in chord sheet
Fixed: make selected cell at the end after pasting
Fixed: some styles not dragging all tracks from blue button
Fixed: losing focus in chord sheet
Fixed: plugin stops playing non-synced tracks when closing and then opening plugin
Fixed: track text not resizing correctly
Fixed: C#7b5b9b13 to chord sheet
Fixed: Audio stutters when resizing plugin in some DAWs
Fixed: auto gen after open feature not working in Studio One 4
Fixed: Open dialog in infinite loop
Fixed: Alert window buttons "punch hole" when pressed
Fixed: distortion when stopping playback in pro tools
Fixed: Verify folders before each call to Biab
Fixed: Send space bar keystrokes to DAW
Fixed: Added message if attempting to drag tracks before generating
Fixed: Transpose not working
Added: shift-arrows to select in chord sheet
Added: SHIFT-TAB to go backwards in chord sheet, TAB to go forward
Added: SHIFT-ENTER to go backwards in chord sheet
Added: copy selected cell if nothing highlighted
Added: support for all Biab file types

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