Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#496808 - 10/19/18 09:49 PM [User Showcase] Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1943
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1943
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Hi, all! I have good news...

As you may know, I was diagnosed recently with Bilateral Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss - a rare condition where one suddenly loses their hearing. After many weeks of not being able to hear, I woke up a couple days ago, and my hearing had returned. I want to give God the glory! I thank God for doctors and medicine, and all that we can do to take care of ourselves. Whether it was medicine, or a miracle, I thank God for my hearing, either way. I wanted to celebrate by recreating a song I wrote last year about the importance, impact, and power of music in our lives. I redid the mix from scratch with my "new" ears. This mix was done in Harrison Mixbus 32c, an awesome analog model of the great Harrison console used in so many famous albums.

AFTER THE SUNSET - REMIX


AFTER THE SUNSET - REMIX - SOUNDCLOUD

The guitar and bass are Realtracks. I played the piano and all the orchestration parts, using EastWest sounds.

I want to thank ALL of you for your wonderful words of encouragement, and all your prayers for me during this difficult time. You are so appreciated!

I've been extremely busy, between trying to keep up at work, and doctor visits. I hope to get caught soon, so I can get caught up with listening to the great songs that I know are being posted here. Thanks for your patience with me.

God's blessings to all of you!

Steve


Edited by Steve Young (10/19/18 10:09 PM)
_________________________
Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

Top
#496815 - 10/20/18 02:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3377
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3377
Loc: Ontario, Canada
First of all, great that you have your hearing back!

I think it's something that we take for granted, but man, I can't even imagine not being able to hear music anymore! Not to mention not being able to hear my grandkids, etc. So very happy for you!

And, what a beautiful song! Very powerful words and heartfelt, emotive vocals. Track sounds great also, love the piano and perfect choice of backing tracks.

Very much enjoyed the listen.
_________________________
Dave

Blue Attitude Website

Top
#496818 - 10/20/18 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8573
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8573
Loc: Florida
Glad to know you have you hearing back, Steve.

Beautiful song. Nice piano and orchestration. Lovely vocal. Excellent mix. All hallmarks of a Steve Young post.

fj

Top
#496847 - 10/20/18 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2811
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2811
Steve,

Lovely song- the optimistic feelings expressed in words and music are more real learning of your difficulties.
Your vocals are always as warm and present as can be and they are the highlight of this for me.
Wishing you well.

Robert

Top
#496876 - 10/20/18 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
We're so sorry to read about your hearing problem, Steve.
But we're glad to hear that things go well now.

Super production with vocals only you can produce. They are among the best on this forum.

That EastWest piano sounds great BTW.

All the best,

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

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#496919 - 10/20/18 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3725
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3725
Loc: Sydney Australia
Steve

Great news about your hearing.
Beautiful song - wonderful vocal and lovely playing.
A superb composition.

Peter

Top
#496929 - 10/20/18 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1120
Tangmo Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1120
That is one truly beautiful progression. A great POV lyric, sung with emotion. Loved it. I was away from music for several years--second time I've done that--and am increasingly excited about re-introducing myself to my old friend. Thanks for this.
_________________________
BIAB 2020 Audiophile. Windows 10 64bit. Songwriter, lyricist, composer(?) loving all styles. Some pre-BIAB music from Farfetched Tangmo Band's first CD. https://alonetone.com/tangmo/playlists/close-to-the-ground

Top
#496930 - 10/20/18 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 6900
Loc: Scottish Highlands
furry Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 6900
Loc: Scottish Highlands
Steve, this song really tugged at mt heart strings. Beautifully arranged and a song I'd be really proud of. I would dearly love to hear the Collingsworth family doing this. It's one of the loveliest songs I've heard in a long time. I've actually listed about 3 times it's so darned good

Top
#496934 - 10/20/18 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Joe -PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Glad to learn your hearing has recovered!

This sounds very nice and really well balanced. I quite enjoyed the mix of timbres and the use of piano. Fantastic work, thanks for sharing!
_________________________
Cheers,
Joe

Top
#496997 - 10/21/18 06:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5173
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5173
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
So glad you are able to hear again. Beautiful song and vocal.
Well done..

Top
#497034 - 10/21/18 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5819
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5819
Loc: South Carolina
What a blessing for your hearing to return. Enjoyed the song.
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak+ 2020:RB 2020: Dell Inspiron AIO Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor Five Core 3100 Mhz and 16GB DDR4 Memory.

Top
#497035 - 10/21/18 10:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
So glad that you've recovered,

this is a beautiful song

can't keep a Texan down

love the piano and the whole mix

a very nice progression

Kenny

Top
#497083 - 10/21/18 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4589
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4589
Praise God! Steve that is wonderful news.

Beautiful moving song in every way.

Top
#497097 - 10/22/18 02:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16632
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16632
Loc: Australia
Hi Steve,

It's wonderful to read that your hearing has returned. In so many ways, miracles and medicine seem to walk hand in hand these days.

This is such a beautiful song. I really like the EastWest piano and your playing is a perfect fit.

I don't know why exactly, but "After The Sunset" made me think of the song "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me... equally powerful and equally inspiring to listen to. You really do have a gift for writing, arranging and presenting.

May good things continue to bless you.

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


Top
#497125 - 10/22/18 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3221
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3221
It's awesome to hear about your recovery! Congrats smile

The tune is really beautiful, Steve smile It sounds sincere and heartfelt, and your vocal performance is stunning. You should be really proud of this one!

Thanks for sharing - can't wait to hear the next one!
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#497132 - 10/22/18 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4440
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

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

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better...

This song is just so beautiful and tender. No one delivers this kind of material the way you do.

Really stunning in delivery and production.

Bob
_________________________
SoundCloud Tracks


Top
#497148 - 10/22/18 11:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 736
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Deej56 Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 736
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Stephen,

This is a pretty tune with some touching lyrics, and well-sung. Really well done. Those “new” ears are working just fine. Best wishes that they stay exactly that way and will look forward to hearing more of what they hear.

All the best to you,

Deej

Top
#497172 - 10/22/18 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2998
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2998
Loc: Missouri
Steve, indeed to God be the glory for your blessing of hearing again! This song I feel is one of the best songs ever posted here! Your vocal is so very good along with the instrumentation and production (all flawless as far as can tell). I always knew that your vocal reminded me of someone and today it dawned on me who it was....the great Charlie Rich. That's a huge compliment by the way! It's so good to know that you are getting back in the swing of things! Thanks, Torrey
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



Top
#497424 - 10/23/18 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3572
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3572
Loc: Sacramento, California
Wow. laugh

But the important stuff first - I'm so glad you're doing better. Miracle or medicine, the result is the same - every good and perfect gift is from above.

And happily, your gift of hearing is a gift to us as well.

Anyway, excellent work - singing, writing, orchestration. The cello was especially nice - I would have sworn it to be a RealTrack.

I really don't know how you find the time to do this, but I'm happy do you!
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

Top
#497482 - 10/24/18 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hearing again! New mix - After The Sunset [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9263
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9263
Loc: GA USA
This is a great mix and a great write and vocal. Every track has its place and it sounds perfect on our monitors.

The vocal sits perfectly and the entire sonic stage has the open, airy feel that the two of us so like.

We both wish you the best with hopes that the remission continues and continues.

Well done!

J&B

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® Country Music Add-ons!

Happy International Country Music Day!!!

You might not think of Band-in-a-Box® as a country music making machine, but you'd be surprised... there are OVER 850 Country RealTracks available!

See (hear?) the Country songs created by Band-in-a-Box® users when you check out the Band-in-a-Box® Radio playlists Country/EZ Listening/Folk 1 and Country/EZ Listening/Folk 2.

Feeling inspired to create your own Country song in Band-in-a-Box®? Pop into the RealTracks Picker and create your own custom country band by filtering for "Country" or choose an existing Country style within the StylePicker Window by choosing a "Country" Filter String (from the drop down menu).

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

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 apporte plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités ! Des améliorations ont été apportées aux RealTracks (RealTracks vocales au son plus doux, Epaississement des RealTracks, fonctions RealTracks "Trouver un Subs" et Multiriffs). La majorité des RealDrums dispose maintenant de RealCharts (avec une notation Drums précise). Le nouveau navigateur d'artistes RealTracks permet la recherche d'informations/bios/liens/listes sur artistes RealTracks. Le nouveau navigateur de fonctions permet à l'utilisateur nouveau ou "tête en l'air" de trouver et d'utiliser facilement la plupart des fonctionnalités/raccourcis/documents à partir d'une seule fenêtre. L'égalisation du tempo permet de changer un morceau rubato enregistré en un tempo fixe. L'étirement audio temps/pitch a été amélioré (Elastique inclus). Il y a des améliorations un peu partout dans le SongPicker, les Intros automatiques avec Basse/drums ou drums seuls, l'extension du nombre de titres avec + 3.400 titres nouveaux, MusicXML, la guitare avec vues "gaucher" et "élève", la fonction glisser-déposer, l'affichage multi-fenêtres de l'Assistant Accord Audio et bien plus encore !

ACHAT / MISE À JOUR, & TÉLÉCHARGEMENT MAINTENANT!

Get Inspired with the Band-in-a-Box® Title Generator!

There can be many triggers that could inspire you to write a song... but what if you're wanting to write a song, and are having trouble finding the inspiration you need?

Jump start your creativity using the Title Generator feature in Band-in-a-Box®.

I love this feature - it delivers some beautiful results!

To access this feature:

Mac: select Edit | Chords | Auto-Generate Song Title menu command (control+shift+S). The song title will appear in the Title window! Repeat the Auto-Generate Song Title command until the program comes up with a suitable title for your song. Band-in-a-Box® will keep generating new titles for as long as it takes to get the right one.

Windows: click on the "Generate Title" button within the main screen of the program and you can choose to "auto-generate" a song title which will appear right in the Title field of your song, or for a more varied selection choose to "generate multiple titles" and you'll be taken to the Title Generator window, which can generate a list of 50 song titles for you!

I've just done this, and won't bother list all 50 here - but the "top 10" I've chosen from my generated list are:
Eloquent Laugh
Statuesque Luck
Considering a Rainbow
Brief Fling, Acknowledged
Something for a Sandpiper
Happy Runaround
Cheatin' Skies
Then Came a Rose
The Mention of My Love
Eternal Raincheck

Give it a try!

The resource for this feature can also be edited, allowing you to customize the results.
(to do this, review the file TITL1.TXT within the BB Data folder.)

Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK Video Tutorial

Wondering how to use the Loops-with-Style PAKs in your songs?

Check out our latest video, where we explain installing Loops-with-Style PAKs, locating the content within the proram, and how to use them in either in Band-in-a-Box® or in other DAWs - Watch the video...

Learn about the Styles included, applying the Loops, how the Loops will work with your song settings, using these Loops in other DAWs, and more!

Note: this video was made using the Windows version, however the steps are the same for Mac.

Share Your Love for Band-in-a-Box®!

Want everyone to know how much you enjoy Band-in-a-Box? Submit a Video Testimonial today, and when we share it on our website and YouTube channel, we'll send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK hard drive!

Check out some of the great Video Testimonials we've already received here.

For more information on this offer, click here.

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

Es gibt über 50 neue Funktionen in Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Es gibt Verbesserungen der RealTracks (weicher klingende Vokal RealTracks, RealTracks Verdickung, "Find-a-Sub" RealTracks und MultiRiffs). Die meisten RealDrums haben jetzt RealCharts (mit genauer Drum-Notation). Es gibt einen neuen RealTracks-Künstler-Browser, um Infos/Bios/Links/Listen von RealTracks zu allen Künstlern zu finden. Ein neuer Feature-Browser ermöglicht es dem neuen oder "vergesslichen" Benutzer, die meisten Features/Hotkeys/Dokumente von einem einzigen Fenster aus leicht zu finden und zu benutzen. Die Funktion Tempoausgleich ermöglicht es, einen aufgenommenen Rubato-Song in ein festes Tempo zu ändern. Verbesserte Audio-Zeit/Tonhöhen-Dehnung (Elastique) enthalten. Es gibt SongPicker-Verbesserungen, Auto-Intros für Bass/Drums oder nur Drums, 3.400 zusätzliche Titel, MusicXML-Verbesserungen, "Linkshänder"- und "Studentensicht"-Gitarre, Ziehen & Ablegen -Verbesserungen, Audio-Akkord-Wizard mit mehreren Fenstern und mehr!

KAUF/UPGRADE, & DOWNLOAD JETZT!

With Band-in-a-Box® Your Band is MASSIVE!

Open Band-in-a-Box®, and you're instantly gaining access to at least 300 different RealTracks played by real live musicians!

There's more than 140 Artists that contribute to the 2,900+ RealTracks available! Our RealTracks and RealDrums Artists are top studio musicians, and the RealTracks they play will add an amazing human element to your projects!

Now is a great time to have these musicians handy!

-----

Band-in-a-Box® Pro includes over 300 RealTracks in 100 bands! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK includes over 500 RealTracks in 300 bands! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK includes over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK+ includes over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition includes the uncomplessed files for over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac

Learn more about using RealTracks in your Band-in-a-Box® projects: Windows | Mac

Forum Stats
32846 Members
68 Forums
66147 Topics
561648 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
AveryT, Hans Franz 12, Marik, midisynth, uhv14437@cuoly.c

32845 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
eddie1261 172
VideoTrack 155
Janice & Bud 130
Planobilly 127
MarioD 126
Pipeline 122
Al-David 113
Matt Finley 111
Jim Fogle 104
floyd jane 101
Today's Birthdays
Lázaro Oliveira