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#454842 - 01/31/18 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Tom,
There`s something so genuine in your lyrics- you could milk the regret here but don`t; love that opening verse!
The ringing guitar coming out of the chorus is sweet and the whole production a benchmark for everything done right... not bad for a guy with partial hearing loss!

Robert
Robert, thanks for the kind remarks about the lyrics. I spend some time trying to make them sound natural, Tom
Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Tom

Powerful country tune!
The melody of chorus clause is really good.
The Pedal Steel you play by yourself is so nice.
It's splendid that you can play pedal steel.
Super vocal and big drums!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Glad you liked it! Tom
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Tom,
There`s something so genuine in your lyrics- you could milk the regret here but don`t; love that opening verse!
The ringing guitar coming out of the chorus is sweet and the whole production a benchmark for everything done right... not bad for a guy with partial hearing loss!

Robert


Finally here for alisten. So glad I did. And yeah - what Robert said! You're just so danged good.

Alan
Al, Thanks and glad you made it by, Tom

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#455037 - 02/01/18 03:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Tom, when you sing we always feel that you are “the” person in the song. That you have lived the story - not that you are just relating it. Janice mentioned the word “conviction.” Yep.

This is one of those few tunes that take you on a journey, albeit a vignette, of a person’s life that seems so remarkably real. It’s not the least bit contrived due in large part to your vocal and lyric.

And there’s the always present high, very high, production values. And the vocal and instrumental never disappoint.

Janice says she will have the melody in her head all day. And that’s a good thing she also said. smile

J&B


This song was a composite of my life and a friend of mine who left his girlfriend high and dry in Atlanta and later regretted it. So it's easy to become invested in the lyric. Thanks for all the nice things you said, Tom
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I definitely really dig what you did with the mandolins! It gave this song a really neat sound, and it has that classic country twang!

Good job. Thanks for sharing.
Thank You Ember! Tom

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#455086 - 02/01/18 07:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: tommyad]
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Love this tommy ,great track ans production.i can hear a tom petty influence on it.as always a really enjoyable song
cheers john
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#455251 - 02/02/18 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: gruverider
I always love your pedal steel playing! Great hooks all over!

A brilliant song, production and vocal!
Thanks Lawrence, Tom
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
"She’s got first hand knowledge bout the way I used to be
It’s not her problem it’s my legacy"

"It’s almost like it happened to someone just like me"

Terrific lines. Excellent write throughout.

A typical Tom Adams tight production. Snappy drums. Sweet steel in all the right spots. Nice vocals and harmonies, sitting just right. Nice guitar touches.

Another in a long line of hits.

fj
There wasn't a lot of lines in this one so I tried to make them count. Thanks for taking the time to quote a few of them, Tom

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#455263 - 02/02/18 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: tommyad]
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It's such a joy to hear a well-written lyric. Enjoyed this one.


Regards,


Bob

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#455384 - 02/03/18 04:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: cliftond
This is a great song Tom!!!
Thanks, I appreciate that, Tom
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
great idea with the mandolin tracks

super production, everything sounds so good

another pro song

good write

Kenny
Thanks Kenny. Waiting on your next one, Tom

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#455542 - 02/04/18 04:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac

Lovely song Tom and it rocks.

Appalachian Honky Tonk eh.
Hmmm. Like it much. Another listen.

Cheers.
Richard, Thank you much, Tom

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#455543 - 02/04/18 04:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: 90 dB]
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Originally Posted By: Biglad
Love this tommy ,great track ans production.i can hear a tom petty influence on it.as always a really enjoyable song
cheers john
Brad, I appreciate you stopping by and commenting, Tom
Originally Posted By: 90 dB
It's such a joy to hear a well-written lyric. Enjoyed this one.


Regards,


Bob
Bob, Thanks so much for commenting on the lyric. Coming from you it means a lot, Tom

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#460287 - 03/03/18 10:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

In a word, this is truly...



At 7:00 am here on Sunday morning, the sound that was radiating from my speakers was awesome. The opening with the drums made me sit up and pay attention and, for the rest of the song, I just sat there transfixed at the 24-carat-gold quality I was hearing.

I cannot recall when you sounded better than this. Each and every element in this arrangement, performance, mix and production sits so very comfortably with all other elements. At the end of this musical journey, I sat there thinking, "I think Tom has just moved into musical guru status!"

I'm heading back for another listen now!

All the best,
Noel
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#502461 - 11/20/18 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: tommyad]
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You've written a pretty solid country song... I like the lyric "It was cold and it wasn't cool To act like such crazy fool"... Good job on this one!
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#502737 - 11/21/18 04:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Atlanta [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy,

what a nice tune, love that catchy chorus.Might happen that I'm going to hum it for the rest of the day. Love it.

All the best,

Stefan

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PG Music News
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.

- Open SongPicker in Current Folder: This opens the SongPicker in the current folder of the last loaded song.
- 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.
- Open SongPicker in Favorite Folder: This launches the Favorite Folder dialog which allows you to choose any previously used folder where a song was loaded from, and then open the SongPicker in that folder.

In the SongPicker, there is a new “Open in Home” option. If this is enabled, the SongPicker will always open in the home folder instead of the current folder when you press the default [Song] button to open the SongPicker.

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)

(read more about this feature in our Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac Online Upgrade Manual.)

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New "Feature Browser" in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac

Band-in-a-Box® has so many features! We add 50 new ones with every version, so you may have forgotten all the different things that Band-in-a-Box® can do. Fortunately, with the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2020 we've solved this issue by added a Feature Browser!

How does it work? Access this feature by clicking on the [?] button on the main screen of the program or pressing the / Enter keys on the Chord Sheet. This dialog lists many features of the program and allows you to browse them, find the feature by text filter, read descriptions about the feature, find how to launch the feature, access to the online information or video about the feature, and do more.

Examples of a few situations where this feature is helpful:

-You know about a feature but don't know how to find it. Just type a part of the feature name and you'll see the hotkeys, menu, and toolbar info on how to launch it. For example, if you want to launch the Chord Builder but don’t know how to do it, type "builder" in the text filter, and you will quickly find the Chord Builder.
-You are exploring available features for Band-in-a-Box. For example, if you are a guitar player, type the word "guitar" and you'll see what's available.
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-You are learning the program and like to browse or watch videos about topics you're interested in.
You can't remember hotkeys and want to review them.

Watch this new feature in action when you jump to the subject in our New Features video: 10:20 - New Feature - Feature Browser

(read more about this feature in our Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac Online Upgrade Manual.)

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With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2020, we've added 202 new RealTracks! These include great Americana, Gospel Vocals, new Blues, Country Pollwinners, Bossa Flute/Horn sections, Jazz Blues and Rhythm Changes, British and Hazy '60s guitars, Modern Funk, Island Grooves with steel drum and marimba, Singer-Songwriter, and more!

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Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Patch Update Ready! (Build 321)

Still using Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac? There's a new FREE patch available! Click here to read more and download this free patch update (Build 321).

Summary of changes for build 321 (Mar 23, 2020):
Fixed: Song title will be changed to ? when re-saving if it previously contained international characters like é or ©.
Fixed: Event List window is using wrong colors.
Fixed: Some song titles are blank in the Song Titles dialog.
Fixed: Clicking on Print Chords from the chord sheet context menu causes application to crash.
Fixed: On some computers the application will crash when opening the Piano Roll window.
Fixed: Gender Param. setting was ignored in the Generate Synthetic Vocal dialog.
Fixed: Vibrato Intensity setting was ignored in the Generate Synthetic Vocal dialog.
Fixed: Pitch shifting setting was ignored in the Generate Synthetic Vocal dialog.
Fixed: There is no option to cancel when generating a synthetic vocal.
Fixed: The Vocal Synth feature would freeze for various operating systems.
Fixed: Language selection for the Vocal Synth generator was wrong.
Fixed: Possible crash when using the Audio Chord Wizard.
Fixed: Jazz Up or Jazz Down was not undoable.
Fixed: Dropping video files onto the Video RealTracks dialog failed, displaying flash message reporting that the video format was not compatible.
Fixed: The copyright button in the Print Options dialog did not do anything.
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Remove Harmony would display popup message "not implemented".
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Convert Harmony to Soloist Track would also launch the Generate Chords and/or Melody dialog.
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Auto-Rechannel to Guitar Display would also toggle Embellish Melody.
Fixed: Possible crash when opening Song Picker dialog.
Fixed: Edit > Song Form > Unfold does not remove the tag ending.
Fixed: Application crash when using Edit > Song Form > Unfold if song contains tag ending.
Fixed: Tracks are listed twice in the Load XML File dialog.
Fixed: The note name indicator in the Notation window was not displaying.
Fixed: "...NOT rendered successfully to disk” error when using "Export Song as M4A" or "Export Song as AIFF".
Fixed: "invalid integer" error when loading some ABC files.
Fixed: "There was an error converting” error when attempting to import compressed audio files (.m4a, .mp3, etc.)
Fixed: User is not asked to save their song after applying a harmony to Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: The demo player might fail to play a local file.
Fixed: There should be a warning message when opening the Notation window if the notation fonts are not installed.
Fixed: If opening a song from an version 2017 or earlier, any Audio Chord Wizard bar lines might be offset.
Fixed: The Guitar window did not display the capo.
Improved: Guitar capo setting can be changed by right-clicking the fret position bar.
Fixed: The Chord Builder did not update position when clicking on a different bar in the chord sheet.
Fixed: Changing a custom track label had not option to Undo, and did not prompt user to save song.
Fixed: Importing an ABCNotation file would not include the key signature.
Fixed: ABC files only opening some chords.
Fixed: Problem storing minor keys.
Fixed: MusicXML files created by Band-in-a-Box cannot be loaded by Band-in-a-Box if song title contains & (ampersand).
Improved: More detailed bootup log.

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