BIAB Components: Electric Piano - PIANO CRAY1.STY Cray 1 90's Rock Blues (but I made the opening trill!) Organ - ECST_GRV.STY East CoastGroove Rock Organ (choruses and middle 8 only) Electric Rhythm Guitar - 500WATT.STY_Guitar_Real 1718 Guitar TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
All at 120bpm but little trick I use is to speed things up in final choruses to add a sense of excitement, to 121.4bpm here.
Hey John, really enjoyed listening to your work. I loved the way that you ended the song… Kind of an uncertain note… You don’t know what eventually happens! I like a lot of the Rhyme schemes that you used, and I especially like the background vocals done so expertly. Thanks for sharing !
I liked the upbeat feeling conveyed here...infectious in a Ringo/Jerry Rafferty way. Production, vocals and especially your harmonies are on the money. The video is cool - both the freeform stuff and your in home shots. The cat looks comfortable!
Really nice work! I enjoyed how catchy and groovy this tune is. It is the precisely the kind of thing I'd imagine sounding unreal in a live setting. Lots of energy and charisma, and a top notch hook to boot.
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Many thanks friends, I'm glad you liked this one. I had a lot of fun putting it together.
Ray Davies, Badfinger: wow, it would be good to even hold a small light to them in terms of composition!
Robert: yes, I only spotted our cat Buffy in the background when I began to edit the video!
David: the vocoder was courtesy of the demo version of iZotope's VocalSynth2. I'm not sure I'll spring for the full version as I don't think it's an effect I will use much, even though it's (regrettably) all over modern pop songs. I still remember how the Syndrum was overdone in the 80s!
This is exceptional! You always manage to present and to produce songs that sparkle with talent in every direction. Every time I listen to your work, you give me ideas and help me think beyond my own boundaries. I really appreciate that!
All the best, Noel
P.S. Great video, too!
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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!
"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."
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!
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!
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