Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#484130 - 07/31/18 11:20 AM [User Showcase] State Lines
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
State Lines (Video)
State Lines (audio only)

Five years ago this song represented our complete departure from bluegrass (or heavily bluegrass influenced) productions. We had just completed a couple of collabs with floyd jane and he had set us on our new production journey with lots of mix counsel including mastering via Ozone. Thanks mr jane!

Time passes, things change and hopefully we have all grown regarding our production chops so we felt that it was worth revisiting the mix, etc.

We started from scratch with new effects on all tracks and and several completely new tracks. It was originally mixed in GarageBand and we had to move the entire production to Logic Pro X. And the video is also new.

Bluesy country with a hint of jazz, we guess smile

It’s a very simple little 12 bar ditty (lyrically and chord wise) but we hope you like it and always welcome your thoughts and appreciate your time to listen.

Vocal: Janice, Rodes NT1 interfaced to iMac via Scarlett 212 / Nectar 2
Bass RT 482: Acoustic Jazz Ballad / Neutron 2 / Waves Bass Rider
Drums: Nashville Brushes Shuffle / Waves CLA / Neutron 2
Guitar RT 1795: Acoustic Rhythm Dixieland / Neutron 2 / EMT 140 Reverb
Guitar RT 968: Electric Rhythm Country Swing / Neutron 2
Guitar RT 1514: Electric Solo Country
Piano RT 2047: Acoustic Rhythm Country Swing /Neutron 2 / EMT 140 Reverb
Piano RT 1884: Acoustic Solo Country / Neutron 2 / EMT 140 Reverb

Note: All solos and fills were comped from multiple tracks in an attempt to get a bluesy feel out of several country tracks and to make some ev parts play nice with the shuffle feel (or so I hope).

Mix: Logic Pro X
Mastering: Waves Multi-band Compressor and Ozone 8 (Limiter module only)
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#484144 - 07/31/18 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1622
beatmaster Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1622
Excellent vocals and arrangement, great choice of real tracks for the mood and feel of this song.

I feel like I am in a bar, smoke filled, transported back to the 40/50s, and I can see the singer singing this song.



Pro stuff well done.
_________________________
win 10 64 bit 16gb,i7 chip, ssd 500gb, m-audio air, ,Roland BK-7M, 1000,shure sm7b,sonar,acid,mixcraft, variety of plugins.Sample tank 3,Kontakt. TC Helicon Voicelive 3 2 .
https://beatmaster1.bandcamp.com/releases


Top
#484148 - 07/31/18 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2649
Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2649
Loc: Victoria, BC
Your vocals as always are stunning, and you make the lyrics sound so beautiful! Great stuff you guys.
_________________________
Cheers,
Ember

Top
#484150 - 07/31/18 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3278
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3278
Loc: York, England
Hi J&B,

Well, I've always been a fan of the blues and you know I just love
Janice's voice, so it's no surprise that this has to be one of my
favourites of yours. No one sings the blues like Janice!

I've only checked out the audio version so far, so I could give it my full
attention, and it's faultless. Whatever you did with the re-mix is certainly
working.

Going back now to watch the video.

Cheers, ROG.

Top
#484151 - 07/31/18 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4401
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4401
Loc: Sydney Australia
Janice & Bud

First thing that stands out is the clear professional mix - really nice.
Janice sounds excellent (as usual) and really sounds in the room.
Great work on the piano and all the comping -really paid off and finally very nice video.
All done so very well! (oh and like the song too)

Peter

Top
#484168 - 07/31/18 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: beatmaster]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Excellent vocals and arrangement, great choice of real tracks for the mood and feel of this song.

I feel like I am in a bar, smoke filled, transported back to the 40/50s, and I can see the singer singing this song.

Pro stuff well done.


Thanks for listening and setting up those visuals. We were hoping for that live feel!

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

Top
#484178 - 07/31/18 11:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 07/01/18
Posts: 112
Loc: Traveling. Now in New Zealand.
EMG Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 07/01/18
Posts: 112
Loc: Traveling. Now in New Zealand.
Fantastic! Perfect mix between vocals, piano and guitar.

Top
#484188 - 08/01/18 02:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3968
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3968
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Very nice Janice and Bud! Good song as usual and I alway enjoy hearing Janice do her cool thing!

Great job on the production, mix sounds fabulous.

I like the conversation between the piano and guitar, very clever the way you did that.

Enjoyed the listen!

Top
#484209 - 08/01/18 10:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6045
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6045
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Such a cool piece of music. Janice’s vocal was awesome. I normally don’t comment on the production as My skills are very limited in this area. But the way each instrument is framed so clearly heard but so well blended into the song. This is quite an art. I also loved the interplay between the guitar and the piano as Dave had referred to Well done


Edited by Scott C (08/01/18 06:03 PM)

Top
#484226 - 08/01/18 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Ember - PG Music]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Your vocals as always are stunning, and you make the lyrics sound so beautiful! Great stuff you guys.


Thanks Ember. That's much appreciated!

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

Top
#484227 - 08/01/18 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2113
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2113
Loc: Midwest
Man...there are soooooooo many things I want to say; but do I just sit here an gush for for paragraphs and take time away from listening again? Not trying to "lay it on thick" here. That song is just awesome! Need I say more?

I used to think Janice was born to sing the blues. I'm starting to think the blues may have been invented to have something to showcase her voice. Chills man. I love the bends.

Production wise, what a killer mix. It just sounds SO good! It's as warm as would want it to be; but clear as a bell. Not easy!

I will admit to listening to the song first; wanting to get my impression prior to the video. Then, in watching the video realized I was safe either way. The video, to me, is exactly what it should be in this case...support of the song. I like that. Nice video that didn't distract from the song itself.

This is already longer than it should have been for "keeping it short." Sorry! When something is great, I can't shut up about it! smile

This song made my day!
_________________________
C.Aaron Madison
I often get asked how to pronounce my name.
"Ma-Duh-Sn" J/K wink
As people have left the "." out so many times, "Caaron" has become the norm of it. Still said as the "." was there though. smile


Top
#484234 - 08/01/18 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Waitress - Another straight shot with a Coke back, please!

I can't tell if the swirling smoke in the neon is from New Orleans, Memphis or the St. Louis riverfront. But I see it's from Georgia! Coulda fooled me.

What a great track! Janeice shines (doesn't she always?) and the production is so sweet (as it never fails to be). I don't smoke but I'm looking for a pack of cigarettes. What a treat! Watched the video yesterday and just finished listening to the Soundcloud audio twice. Back for another listen in just a few. Sweet!

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#484240 - 08/01/18 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6379
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6379
Loc: Davis, CA
I don't think I've heard this before, but if so, I sure don't mind hearing it again!!! SWEET, SWEET, SWEET!! Cool bluesy number, great production, and Janice sings the heck out of it. Truly a treat!! Take care. Greg

Top
#484248 - 08/01/18 03:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: ROG]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi J&B,

Well, I've always been a fan of the blues and you know I just love
Janice's voice, so it's no surprise that this has to be one of my
favourites of yours. No one sings the blues like Janice!

I've only checked out the audio version so far, so I could give it my full
attention, and it's faultless. Whatever you did with the re-mix is certainly
working.

Going back now to watch the video.

Cheers, ROG.


ROG, it's always a pleasure to hear from you.

You never fail to put a huge smile on Janice's face.

Thank you!

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

Top
#484278 - 08/01/18 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Janice & Bud

First thing that stands out is the clear professional mix - really nice.
Janice sounds excellent (as usual) and really sounds in the room.
Great work on the piano and all the comping -really paid off and finally very nice video.
All done so very well! (oh and like the song too)

Peter


Thanks Peter! I do like to comp because beyond being a hack bass player it makes me feel like a musician smile

Glad you liked it!

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

Top
#484288 - 08/01/18 10:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2204
Loc: Aichi, Japan
animarorecords Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2204
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Janice & Bud

Very nice piano intro!
Yes, it is exactly bluesy country with a hint of jazz.
And very nice complete departure from bluegrass (or heavily bluegrass influenced) productions.
Janice's vocal is great.
I agree with beatmaster.
I also feel like I am in a bar, smoke filled, transported back to the 40/50s, and I can see the singer singing this song.
And as ROG says, whatever you did with the re-mix is certainly working.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Top
#484309 - 08/02/18 04:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3422
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3422
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
That lyric and voice were made for each other.
Nicely done.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com

Top
#484322 - 08/02/18 05:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10824
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: EMG
Fantastic! Perfect mix between vocals, piano and guitar.


Thanks!

J&B

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Very nice Janice and Bud! Good song as usual and I alway enjoy hearing Janice do her cool thing!

Great job on the production, mix sounds fabulous.

I like the conversation between the piano and guitar, very clever the way you did that.

Enjoyed the listen!


We appreciate that Dave and thanks for mentioning the “conversation.” It’s very gratifying to know that it worked for a guitar player of your caliber. I always feel so presumptuous comping guitar parts!

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

Top
#484329 - 08/02/18 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9560
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9560
Loc: Florida
ZOWIE! This is good!....

A classic blues write. Some truly excellent lines...

"keep putting state lines between us"
"who’ll be here tonight is best left unsaid"

...just a couple of examples.

The mix is impeccable. The drums - just right. The bass - punchy and warm (a great combination). The piano is "clear, yet warm" - no "crispiness" - excellent. The guitar - honey.

Speaking of honey... that vocal oozes "perfect".

Everything about this is top shelf. Sounds like a record. (And a nice video).

Zowie.

fj

Top
#484335 - 08/02/18 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: State Lines [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Nice work on this one! It's a lovely tune - really catchy, a great groove, and the vocals on this are absolutely perfect. What really got me on this is how crystal clear the mixing is. It seriously is radio quality. Sounds super professional!

Well done - thanks for sharing with us smile
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
A Look Back... Band-in-a-Box® 2015 NAMM Demonstration #TBT

Watch Tobin (and Charlie!) demonstrate Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for Windows at the 2015 NAMM Show: Play video...

Tobin does a great job of showing just how easy it is to create a song with Band-in-a-Box!

This video was posted on January 23, 2015 to the Keyboard Instrument Chops and Gear YouTube Channel.

Enhance Your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Installation

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows users - update for FREE today!

We've added a new "record using" option within the Audio Settings dialog, and updated many existing features based on user feedback.

This free update also includes the most recent build of our DAW Plugin (3.9.12).

Learn more about this free update and download it today.

Ordering Your Band-in-a-Box® is Easy!

When you order any PG Music products directly from www.pgmusic.com (or www.bandinabox.com) you'll receive immediate links to start downloading your order! Even if you choose to have a backup copy of your Band-in-a-Box® packages shipped, you'll still have the download links available to you - no need to wait!

We've made it even easier to get started with Band-in-a-Box® with the Easy Payment Plan 4 - when you choose this payment option you'll pay four equal monthly payments starting on the day of your order.

Choose your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows package & order here.

Using Mac? Order here.

When you get to the checkout, simply click on Select Easy Payment Plan 4 for this product to apply this option.

Note: This only applies to this Band-in-a-Box product, and does not apply to other products that you might have in your order, including the physical backup copy if selected.

Band-in-a-Box® File Associations

You may have noticed when you were installing Band-in-a-Box® for Windows that you were asked if you would like to Associate Band-in-a-Box songs and styles with Band-in-a-Box? But, what does that mean?

It's actually pretty simple - basically, if you select this option while you're installing the program, files with the extensions .SGU, .MGU, and other Band-in-a-Box files will open directly in the program if you select them from outside the program.

Missed this option during your setup, but you'd like to apply it now? Go to File | File Utilities | Associate File types with Explorer within the program.

New Update for RealBand 2021 Available!

Do you use RealBand (included in all Band-in-a-Box® for Windows purchases)? Download the latest free update, which resolves a small viewing issue for Windows 11 users.

When you download the latest update for RealBand 2021, it will add all the updates we've made this year. See the full list here.

Ear Training Games in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

October 1, 2021 is National Kids Music Day!

Head to the Practice Window in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows, and you'll see fun games that are fun ear training options for kids: Music Replay & Pitch Invasion.

Of course, you don't have to be a kid to like these games, I think there a fun way to learn at any age!

Music Replay is just what it sounds like - the program plays a 1-bar melody, and the user plays it back. Get it right, and you'll keep building that melody (and skill) within the game - get it wrong, and you'll be met with a warning tone and have to try again... it's quite addictive, and a lot of fun!

If you like a classic arcade game, then you'll love Pitch Invasion! We've managed to incorporate aliens with pitch-recognition skills in this exciting game, where you'll match the pitch of the alien ship descending towards your planet trying to destroy your collection of instruments - match the pitch and you've saved your instruments, make a mistake and the ship keeps coming... you'll have a few tries to get it right, if you're quick, but if all your instruments are destroyed - it's game over! The game speeds up as your skills improve, and you'll earn points along the way, with bonus points available throughout the game.

Open up your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows today to give it a try!

These ear training games are also included in Musical Arcade for Windows.

How to Make Backing Tracks with Band-in-a-Box®, by Nick Kellie

Band-in-a-Box® endorsing artist Nick Kellie recently got his hands on the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac, and put together this video showing off just how easy it is to make backing tracks in Band-in-a-Box®!

Band-in-a-Box Demo - How to make backing tracks

Forum Stats
34999 Members
66 Forums
71270 Topics
618196 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
grenouille, an_thunder, ged1200, apexel, PROJECT M

34999 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Pipeline 291
swingbabymix 229
VideoTrack 181
MarioD 161
Simon - PG Music 131
rayc 129
justanoldmuso 126
MoveToGroove 121
Matt Finley 110
CaptainMoto 102
Today's Birthdays
GuernseyCove, tzee68