Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#490215 - 09/10/18 04:39 PM [User Showcase] NEVER HAD SO MUCH
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
https://soundcloud.com/user-227577634/never-had-so-much

This song reflects, in a lot of ways, how I feel today. When folks ask "How're you doing"?, I usually reply with "Never had so much, never needed so little". That's the truth. It generally brings some interesting responses, usually good.
I hope you enjoy the song, and I hope it applies to you too.

If you get a chance to listen and comment, I'd appreciate it.
THANKS

George

****** Song Summary *************
Title: NEVER HAD SO MUCH
Lyrics, Arrangement, and Vocal By:
George McAllister
Mixed in: REAPER
Mic: RODE NT1000
Key=D , Tempo 190, Length (m:s)=2:05
No intro. 96 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 96. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _WILDONE.STY (Wild One Westrn Rockabilly Swing)
Category: COUNTRY
RealTracks in style: 2907:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
RealTracks in style: ~1135:Pedal Steel, Rhythm WesternSwing Sw 190
RealTracks in style: 2909:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockabillyLicksColin Sw 190
RealTracks in style: 948:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MemphisDirtyMuted Sw 190
RealTracks in song: 1672:Pedal Steel, Soloist WesternSwingPaul Sw 165
RealTracks in song: 1871:Fiddle, Soloist WesternSwingAndy Sw 165
RealDrums in style: RockabillySwing^04-a:SideStick 8th, b:Tom 8th







Edited by G McAllister (09/10/18 09:23 PM)

Top
#490245 - 09/10/18 09:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5044
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5044
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hello George,

Don't think I've heard your music before - glad I dropped in for this. Here's my official welcome to the forum!

I grew up playing this kind of music in the 1950s & 1960s. Lots of Hank Thompson, Billy Walker, Webb, Pierce, Carl Smith, etc.

I really, really enjoyed this! Just like I was tuning in to KWRE AM - 7:30 on the dial - out of Warrenton, Missouri in 1955. My father had a half-hour show on that station back in the early and mid 1950s. I listened to it every Saturday morning - just before noon. I grew up not far from there.

This really took me back and put a huge smile on my face. Thanks for the musical treat! Best to you.

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
#490250 - 09/10/18 11:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3656
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3656
Loc: Sacramento, California
That there is some excellent old-timey sounding music. Nice lyrics, great production.

Run it through a vinyl effect plugin and I'd swear it was a long-lost classic.
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#490279 - 09/11/18 05:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: dcuny]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
Thanks David. I appreciate you taking time to listen and comment. I've never used a vinyl plug in, but I'll take your advice and try it.
George
GBA

Top
#490282 - 09/11/18 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3273
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3273
Loc: Florida
George, I love the Western swing feel on this one. Excellent vocal and some great editing. The Bob Wills Ahh at the end was a nice touch. I have always been a fan of this style and you did it justice. Nice one, Tom

Top
#490301 - 09/11/18 08:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
Hey Tommy, and THANKS for the kind words. I really appreciate you listening and taking time to write. I've always loved Western Swing too. The Bob Wills thing was just a spur of the moment ending that popped out. Couldn't help myself.
THANKS AGAIN
George
GBA

Top
#490304 - 09/11/18 09:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: Al-David]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
Hey Alan.
Man, THANKS for listening and the kind words. I grew up on this music too. I had to smile when you mentioned Hank Thompson. Loved listening to him and the Cherokee Cowboys. If the song put a smile on your face, then it did what I wanted it to do. I have a few other songs on the Forum, but this is the first one in a while. If you get a chance, I'd appreciate you listening to the others.
Best To You
George
GBA

Top
#490485 - 09/11/18 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5351
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5351
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Welcome. Very cool piece of music. Well done.

Top
#490528 - 09/12/18 05:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: Scott C]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
THANKS Scott
I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.

Top
#490642 - 09/12/18 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5918
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5918
Loc: Davis, CA
Fun, well-written, foot-tappin' tune!! Very authentic old country vocal sound! Just the right arrangement. GOOOOOD STUUUF!! Take care. Greg

Top
#490643 - 09/12/18 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 265
Loc: San Jose, CA
Marty Sorensen Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 265
Loc: San Jose, CA
Just beautiful.

Top
#490661 - 09/12/18 05:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
Hey Greg
Thanks Man, I really appreciate you listening and taking time to comment. I guess I keep telling folks that, but I really mean it.

THANK YOU

George
GBA

Top
#490662 - 09/12/18 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: Marty Sorensen]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
Marty
Much appreciated, it's how I really feel.
Thanks
George
GBA

Top
#491047 - 09/15/18 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1405
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Online   content
Expert

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1405
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Totally enjoyed this! Perfect alignment of style, lyrical message, vocal, etc. I really like it when a song doesn't try to be more than it is--this is a great example of being just right, just as it is, without extra fancy solo's, trimmings, etc. Shows excellent production judgement I believe.
Looking forward to hearing more of your work with BIAB!

Top
#491078 - 09/15/18 12:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: Tano Music]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, especially considering what you folks are going through with the hurricane. I hope you've weathered the storm with little or no impact. "Never Had So Much, Never Needed So Little", is a reply I use whenever someone asks "How You Doing?". It's the truth and it dawned on me that I needed to write a song with that as a hook. I'm pleased that you liked it.
BIAB offers me the best avenue to produce a decent demo of my writing, without spending a arm and a leg, and time that I don't have to spare. It's remarkable.
I have a few other songs that I've posted over the last couple of years, and I'd really appreciate you listening if and when you run out of anything else to do. Again, THANKS for taking time to listen and comment, it's gratefully appreciated.
Be In Touch,
George
GBA

Top
#491087 - 09/15/18 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 6991
Loc: Scottish Highlands
furry Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 6991
Loc: Scottish Highlands
George, that really is a SUPERB country swing song. My kinda country for sure. Looking forward to hearing the next one

Top
#491106 - 09/15/18 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
Nice and uplifting sound to this!

Rob and Anne-Marie
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#491126 - 09/15/18 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I was hoping folks would find it uplifting. It's most gratifying to get a kind message from someone who lives so far away from me.
THANKS AGAIN
George

Top
#491127 - 09/15/18 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: furry]
Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
G McAllister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/20/16
Posts: 57
THANKS Graham. My kinda country too. I see you're from the Scottish Highlands. I'll bet if we could dig deep enough we'd find some common kin way back there somewhere.
Thanks for listening, and for the kind comment.
Best Regards,
George

Top
#491138 - 09/15/18 05:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEVER HAD SO MUCH [Re: G McAllister]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2585
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2585
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
Great dancing country swing.
The only nit I have is that the 1st solo (pedal steel) peters out.
Cool stuff.
_________________________
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
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
NEW! Xtra Styles PAK 10 & MultiStyles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box®!

We've just released some amazing new Add-ons for Band-in-a-Box® 2020!

Xtra Styles PAK 10 with 50 styles each for Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Folk Celebration! These carefully crafted RealStyles include lo-fi acoustic guitar hip hop, triple-guitar garage rock, a barbeque boom-chick jam, slidin' lazy country blues, bolero and bossa nova fusion, a Gypsy and stride ballad, praise break organ jazz fusion, surfin' folk rock, barn dance old-time stomp 'n' clap, an acoustic folky blues jam, and so much more!

Introducing MultiStyles PAK 1! 30 MultiStyles containing 120 styles - that's a total of 150 Styles! We've included 10 MultiStyles each for Country, Jazz, and Rock-Pop. Our jazz greats MultiStyle allows you to switch between piano and guitar comping, or select from two different solos. Our Jamaican groove selecta allows you to switch from ska at one section to reggae, island groove, or reggae with sax solo at another. A Tex-Mex country MultiStyle allows you to switch between a regular-time and double-time feel. And that's just the beginning. There's so much more in store! Once you dive into these professionally-mixed MultiStyles, you'll wonder how you ever made due with only two substyles per song! Use one substyle for a softer intro, another one for a restrained breakdown, then throw in a different and energetic middle-eight, or change it up with a solo. The possibilities are endless!

And they're ON SALE!

Xtra Styles PAK 10, and ALL our Xtra Styles PAKs, are on sale for $29 (reg. $49) each! Haven't purchased Xtra Styles yet, but now you want them all? The COMPLETE collection of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-10 with over 1,600 RealStyles can be yours for only $199 (reg. $349)! There's also an option to purchase the newest Xtra Styles PAKs 9 & 10 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for a bundle price of $49, if you missed out on our previous special! www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

Purchase MultiStyles PAK 1 for only $19 (reg. $29)! Adding the 2021 49-PAK to your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows purchase? No need to buy this separately, MultiStyles PAK 1 is included with it! www.pgmusic.com/addons.multistyles.php?os=win

Mac user? Click here for your OS specific product announcement.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows is HERE!

Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows with over 50 new features, 202 RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles," RealDrums transcriptions, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10, and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2020- save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2021 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks and the just-released MultiStyles PAK 1) upgrade it to the 2021 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows at: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm

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.

Forum Stats
33280 Members
67 Forums
66406 Topics
568906 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
ppma, VeroniqueDuguay, lonelagranger, RosaMaria, CottonDor

33279 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Pipeline 268
Matt Finley 254
VideoTrack 194
Rob Helms 154
CaptainMoto 140
MarioD 132
jford 124
eddie1261 116
PeterGannon 112
jpettit 111
Today's Birthdays
doctormidi