Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#195640 - 02/23/13 08:03 AM [User Showcase] New Song: "Wait And See"
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Hi,

I wrote this song last year and didn't get around to finishing it off until just a week or so ago. As with all I do, this was developed in BIAB, extra tracks added in RB, and the mix assembled in Reaper. With the exception of the MIDI strings, all tracks are realtracks.

... link to "Wait And See" (on Youtube)

Please feel free to comment in a critical way on any aspect of the song whatsoever.

Regards,
Noel



BIAB INFO
Below is what I used to give me the basic backing. Unfortunately, I played around with so many tracks with this one that I can no longer remember what I ended up with.

Style: _PBALADM.STY (Med PopBal w Dreamy ElGt (85 RS))

518: Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
362: (1st instance) Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
362: (2nd instance) Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
542: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
Strings: MIDI using Dimension Pro

RealDrums: NashvillePop16^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


Edited by Noel96 (02/24/13 12:07 AM)
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#195641 - 02/23/13 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 126
Loc: Texas
austin51 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 126
Loc: Texas
Noel,

Outstanding song! The most uplifting and meaningful song I've heard since I don't know when.

The melody and vocals are great with real emotion. Excellent lyrics. You put the tracks together so they carry the lyrics and vocal just right.

Hat's off to you. The song is a feel good experience. The video went with the song perfectly as well.

Enjoyed it very much.

Top
#195642 - 02/23/13 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2633
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2633
Loc: South Africa
Hi Noel

A really excellent production all round. Well done!

Top
#195643 - 02/23/13 10:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: JoanneCooper]
Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 5462
Loc: Pawling New York
Rob Helms Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 5462
Loc: Pawling New York
Love the song, nice vocals! I like how to stretched them to hit some nice high notes. Some of the lines seems to be slightly hurried at times, and maybe to many words. That is an issue that struggle with at times, I often go back and try to find ways to say the same thing with a few less syllables.

But really Noel, that was a very nice production. It's going to get another listen or three.
_________________________
Lenovo Win 10 8 gig ram, Mac mini with 16 gig of ram, BiaB 2020, Realband, Studio one 4.6 Pro, Logic Pro X, Melodyne 5 editor, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL, Presonus Faderport 8, Komplete 49 key controller.

Top
#195644 - 02/23/13 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: Rob Helms]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2869
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2869
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
It's all been said.
This is an excellent song to start a day with.

Guenter

Top
#195645 - 02/23/13 11:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: Rob Helms]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8762
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8762
Loc: Florida
Noel,

Loved it! What a great message. I really liked your "quick rhymes" - "dig deep..pick up their feet", and "walk the Earth..all we're worth". As Rob said, there are a couple of spots that could do with a word or two less, but nice stuff nonetheless.

The Chorus is STELLAR!!! Dont' know how it could be any better! It reminded me of "the big number" of a hit Broadway musical (I assume ya'll know about Broadway...). Because of that, I think it would have been cool if that last chorus had "the whole cast" singing. I can see them all walking out from various angles to spread across the stage, arm in arm for the big finale... surely you have that in your bag of tricks <grin>

Perhaps you could get everyone on the forum to send you a clip of them singing the last chorus, and you could put them all together... wouldn't THAT be something to witness.

Regardless.... GREAT job! (and congrats on DA MAN tip o' the hat).

floyd

Top
#195646 - 02/23/13 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
90 dB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4840
Loc: Florida
Nice one Noel. Like Floyd, I see the entire cast singing this as the closing number.



Regards,

Bob

Top
#195647 - 02/23/13 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: 90 dB]
Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 89
Loc: Naples FL
pariahdise Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/09/12
Posts: 89
Loc: Naples FL
Wow, Noel, this is a powerful and inspirational song. Brilliant lyrics and beautifully original music. Impressive work. Sounds like you had to struggle just a bit vocally, but it's okay, you seem to have managed it in that regard. I really like this song, and once again, you have looked toward the future with a gleam in your eye, which, I always admire.. great stuff.

RG
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/rfgoggin

Top
#195648 - 02/23/13 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: pariahdise]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7772
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7772
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC

<RUBBER STAMP>



(you know what I mean)

Top
#195649 - 02/23/13 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: Pat Marr]
Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1837
Loc: WEST MIDLANDS, UK
sixchannel Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1837
Loc: WEST MIDLANDS, UK
My old Dad once told me - "Life, son - you've got to work at it to get the best from it. Don't sit on your arse and expect it to come to you. It won't".
Bravo Noel for echoing that sentiment.
Great track and "uplifting" as Austin51 said.
Love the "strings " sound. Somehow PG have got to do something in RT about proper "strings".
cheers
ian
_________________________
Old Guys Rule.The older I get,the better I was!
BB2020 Ultra,734, RB5, XP, Win7, Win10

ALL TRACKS - https://app.box.com/s/501rnzrbadng1elvi45hbf7y08kl5oxp

SOUNDCLOUD UPDATED - tracks that were made entirely using BIAB -
http://soundcloud.com/sixchannel

Top
#195650 - 02/23/13 04:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6639
Loc: USA
Danny C. Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6639
Loc: USA
Quote:



The Chorus is STELLAR!!! Dont' know how it could be any better! It reminded me of "the big number" of a hit Broadway musical (I assume ya'll know about Broadway...). Because of that, I think it would have been cool if that last chorus had "the whole cast" singing. I can see them all walking out from various angles to spread across the stage, arm in arm for the big finale... surely you have that in your bag of tricks <grin>

floyd




Got that same feeling here, outstanding job and production.

Later,
_________________________
Danny C.
www.dannycampo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Danny-Campo/379776252109306?skip_nax_wizard=true

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

Top
#195651 - 02/23/13 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: austin51]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Hi Austin,

I was really relieved to read that the song 'worked' for you. I've been experimenting with inspirational and motivational lyrics for a while and, to be honest, I find that it's difficult to write lyrics like these because they can, all too easily, end up sounding preachy. When I posted this song, I was curious about how other ears would hear the words.

Thank you bringing a sense of relief my way

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#195652 - 02/23/13 08:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: JoanneCooper]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Hi Josie,

Thank you for jumping into the thread and visiting Youtube. I appreciate it.

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#195653 - 02/23/13 08:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: Rob Helms]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Hi Rob!

Good to read you! Thank you for having a listen.

My vocals are what I'd describe as "hit and miss" and that can often happen on a single word! Thank goodness for Reaper's ReaTune. I use it manually and it works a treat to tidy up they words or parts of words that don't go according to plan. That's a good point about the number of syllables. I thought I'd tidied that up sufficiently but obviously not seeing that both you and Floyd picked this up.

If I get around to this again, I'll get out the syllable scissors and trim a few.

Once again, "thank you!"
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#195654 - 02/23/13 09:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: boehm]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Hi Guenter,

Once again, thank you for taking time to listen to some of my work. I was pleased to read that the song started your day off well. I was hoping that people would hear the words as uplifting. I always find it hard to know how the lyrics sound after having heard them a ton of times.

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#195655 - 02/23/13 09:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4440
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4440
Loc: New York
Noel,

Excellent song! Love the lyrics and overall feel - very uplifting and inspiring. Great vocal and video as well...

Bob
_________________________
SoundCloud Tracks


Top
#195656 - 02/23/13 09:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
G'Day Floyd!

Thank you. Yep, even in Australia, "Broadway" and all that it stands for are well known.

Your take on the arms-linking-and-everyone-singing finale immediately created a picture in my head. I didn't hear the song that way when I wrote it but, when I read what you'd said, it sprang to mind as a perfect fit. Maybe a big Broadway producer will hear it and think that too! I'll have to have a play around with your BIABettes and see if they can extend themselves. For what it's worth, when I wrote "Wait And See", I had Glen Campbell in mind and how some of his songs have solo vocal and strings/orchestral backing rather than vocal harmony.

The link below is a recent one of his but the principle is the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvQ77PoNJ6E

He's a one fine singer!

Once again, thank you. As I mentioned to Rob above, I'll keep those syllable scissors poised and ready if I revisit these lyrics.

All the best,
Noel

P.S. Thank you for alerting me to Pat Marr's post!!!!! His rubber stamp has been WAY too enthusiastic over in the Off Topic forum. I'm not quite sure what to do about that one yet. How does one deal with a rubber stamp that's got a mind of its own and reads these forums through rose-coloured glasses? Hopefully, I'll think of something soon!

Top
#195657 - 02/24/13 01:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4600
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4600
" It reminded me of "the big number" of a hit Broadway musical "

+1 Very uplifting Noel.

Top
#195658 - 02/24/13 02:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: 90 dB]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Hi Bob,

Thank you for taking time out to have a listen. Appreciate it. I didn't hear it as a Broadway number when I wrote it, but I'm beginning to hear it that way now!

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#195659 - 02/24/13 02:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: "Wait And See" [Re: pariahdise]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16709
Loc: Australia
Hi RG,

Good to see you. Thanks for the positive feedback. You're absolutely right about my vocals. Singing is not my strong point but with Ozone and Nectar (iZotope), I can fake it a bit these days and nearly get away with it. You've caught me out regarding the "looking toward the future with a gleam in your eye", too. It seems that it doesn't matter what I try to write, I end up with that point of view. I wonder what Freud would make of that?

Once again, thank you.

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac - Audio Chord Wizard Overview Video

The Audio Chord Wizard included in Band-in-a-Box is a powerful feature that automatically figures out the chords from an audio file and imports them (as well as the audio) into Band-in-a-Box®, along with the bar lines, key, tempo, and fine tuning!

Check out this video, where we explain how to use the Audio Chord Wizard: Click here to watch...

Read more about the Audio Chord Wizard within our online program manual, here. Better yet - give it a try and see/hear for yourself how intelligent this feature is!

Clarinet RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

It's National Clarinet Day! Who doesn't enjoy the rich & mellow sounds the clarinet delivers?

We have 20+ Clarinet RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box®, covering Dixieland, Folk, Jazz, and World styles. You'll find these RealTracks in the following Sets:
RealTracks Set 56: Jazz, Old and New
RealTracks Set 144: Dixieland - Fast Soloists
RealTracks Set 178: Dixieland - Medium Soloists
RealTracks Set 248: Oberkrainer! Folk Music From the Alps

Clarinet RealTracks Artists include:
James Danderfer
P.J. Perry
Thomas Oberreiter

Tutorial - Downloading and Installing Your Band-in-a-Box® Purchase

When you order your copy of Band-in-a-Box® from our website you'll receive the installation files to download your order, even if you're having it shipped!

You can access these files within the My Products section of your online account.

Downloading the program is such a convenient way to get started with Band-in-a-Box®! To learn more about how to download your purchase, please review the written tutorials we've created for Windows and Mac.

200+ Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

Where would music be today without the sultry sounds of the Saxophone? Fortunately, because of Adolphe Sax, we don't have to find out!

Today we celebrate his birthday, and with that a nod to our extensive collection of Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

Saxophone RealTracks sound so amazing that they were one of the first RealTracks we developed and released for the program with Band-in-a-Box® 2007! Now there are more than 200 Saxophone RealTracks available for Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Funk, and Pop!

Our Saxophone RealTracks Artists include:
Eric Alexander
Eric Marienthal
Gary Smulyan
Jack Stafford
Jim Clark
Mark Douthit
P.J. Perry
Phil Woods
Tom Keenlyside

Click on their name to be taken to their bio page where you can learn more about the artists and listen to demos of all their RealTracks.

Upgrading to Band-in-a-Box® 2020 is Easy!

Did you know... anyone who has owned a previous version of Band-in-a-Box® is entitle to upgrade pricing - you do not need to have your old version installed!

Maybe you used to own the Windows version, but you now have a Mac... that's not a problem either!
(or if you owned the Mac version, and now you have a Windows computer)

In both cases, you would purchase from the "Upgrade from 2018 or earlier or crossgrade" row here for a new Mac version, or here if you want the newest Windows version. Just need to upgrade your 2019 version? Use the "Upgrade from 2019/2020" row.

When you purchase your upgrade from either of these rows, you will receive a complete installation - just follow the steps of the setup, and your Band-in-a-Box® will be ready to use!

PG Music Inc. shopping cart accounts were not required to purchase from our website prior to October 29, 2014. With that in mind, you may have to create an account in order to upgrade - that's OK! You'll still be entitled to upgrade pricing.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Italian for Mac is Here!

Ci sono oltre 50 nuove funzionalità in Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Ci sono miglioramenti ai RealTracks (RealTracks vocali dal suono più fluido, Ispessimento RealTracks, RealTracks "Find-a-Sub" e MultiRiffs). La maggior parte dei RealDrums ora hanno RealCharts (con un'accurata Notazione di Batteria). C'è un nuovo Browser dell'artista RealTracks per trovare informazioni /bios/collegamenti/ elenchi di RealTracks su tutti gli artisti. Un nuovo Browser delle Funzionalità consente all'utente nuovo o "smemorato" di trovare e utilizzare facilmente la maggior parte delle funzionalità/tasti di scelta rapida/documenti da un'unica finestra. Equalizza Tempo consente di cambiare una canzone registrata in rubato in un tempo fisso. Stiramento del tempo/tono dell'audio migliorato (Elastique) incluso. Ci sono miglioramenti di SongPicker, Auto-Intro di Basso/Batteria o Batteria solo, 3.400 titoli aggiunti, miglioramenti di MusicXML, chitarra "per mancini" e "Vista Studente", miglioramenti del trascinamento della selezione, visualizzazione multi-finestra dell’analizzatore degli accordi audio e altro ancora!

ACQUISTA/AGGIORNA & SCARICA ADESSO!!

Sign Up for the Band-in-a-Box® Newsletter!

Want to be notified when a new version of Band-in-a-Box® is released? There are a few ways to stay informed!

PG Music Newsletter: Click here to subscribe
(If you've registered with us, or purchased from us, you're already on the list!)

Facebook: Click here to "Like" our page!

Twitter: Click here to Follow Us!

We'll also announce any new version or new product release on our Forum... stay tuned!

Forum Stats
33203 Members
68 Forums
66917 Topics
570036 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
svm, Howlwie, blackpocus, SongCrafters, Sean McGrath

33204 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Pipeline 164
MarioD 153
CaptainMoto 125
VideoTrack 117
eddie1261 107
justanoldmuso 101
Matt Finley 100
Scott C 95
Janice & Bud 93
Simon - PG Music 92
Today's Birthdays
alvaro clemente1, MajicSpell, mhill