Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#535431 - 05/05/19 01:43 AM [User Showcase] New song: "Invisible Man"
Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2426
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Skyline Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2426
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
Here's a new song and video, after a bit of a dry spell! The lyrics came fairly quickly which is often a good sign I find. I used some old loops that had been sitting around on my hard drive for ten years, plus electric piano from BIAB. I added more guitar parts and the vocal. More technical details can be found here.



1. I thought our love would just grow older.
But all I feel now is your cold shoulder.
You had my heart in the palm of your hand;
There’s just one thing now I need to understand.

2. Why did you turn away? I find it so strange.
As far as I know it wasn’t me that changed.
I hang around and try to play my part.
But you look straight through me; something closed your heart.

Why should I stay? You treat me gone anyway,
Like an invisible man.
It feels so weird; I simply disappeared,
Like an invisible man.

3. The silent treatment, I’m getting it all the time.
I’ve serving a sentence and I don’t know my crime.
I faded away like a silhouette,
A meaningless someone you can just forget.

Why should I stay? You treat me gone anyway,
Like an invisible man.
A deep blue haze that faded away.
I’m an invisible man.

Why should I stay? You treat me gone anyway,
Like an invisible man.
It’s a mystery, you made me history
Like an invisible man.

Soundcloud Link

Regards
John
_________________________
Songs web site
YouTube Channel
BIAB 2019
Cakewalk by BandLab
Studio One 4

Top
#535435 - 05/05/19 03:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4440
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

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

What a great a song! Love the vocal and guitar lines...

Excellent arrangement and mix. The video is also very cool and a great touch.

Bob
_________________________
SoundCloud Tracks


Top
#535436 - 05/05/19 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2580
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2580
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
A fabulous package.
Really well done.
Excellent, selling vocal too.
There're some aggressive sibilant bits that pop way forward that could be addressed to make this "done" but it may just be my ear and my gear.
Fab.
_________________________
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
#535438 - 05/05/19 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3490
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3490
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Yeah, I love this! Right up my alley.

You had me hooked right from the opening guitar and it just got better from there.

Excellent guitar and vocal, nice arrangement, totally pro sounding mix.

Very much enjoyed, well done!

Top
#535447 - 05/05/19 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16729
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16729
Loc: Australia
John,

What a brilliant, brilliant sound you've created here. I thoroughly love what you've done. As always, your writing is strong and what you've done with the arrangement and the presentation is way up in the stratosphere somewhere -- it s-o-o-o-o good!

I totally enjoyed this.

Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding!

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


Top
#535468 - 05/05/19 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 06/16/00
Posts: 1944
Loc: Texas
Jim Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/16/00
Posts: 1944
Loc: Texas
Great song...
You took a cliché & turned it into a memorable hook...
Excellent lyrics...
Wonderful video to go with it...
I really enjoyed this one!
_________________________
Jim
†=☮&♥

Top
#535505 - 05/05/19 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1056
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1056
Loc: Virginia USA
This sounds like a complex production, but all the parts come together in a flawless cohesiveness. Superb vocal. Beautiful melody.

Top
#535539 - 05/05/19 02:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5918
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5918
Loc: Davis, CA
Fantastic John!! Great song and top notch production....suitable for the forum hall of fame! Vocals are wonderful and guitar sounded like Clapton! Awesome!!! Take care. Greg

Top
#535567 - 05/05/19 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1108
Loc: Denmark
Will Josef Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1108
Loc: Denmark
Very well done song that I truly enjoyed listening to. The video is a nice touch as well, but it is the great composition, melodic content and production that caught my intention. Outstanding!

Will

Top
#535627 - 05/06/19 07:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8766
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8766
Loc: Florida
John,

LOVE that opening! SO tasty!

Cool song. Good write.

The little guitar touches you add are chillingly good. Just right.

Super vocal. The production throughout is INCREDIBLE. The combination of vocal and production are the best I've ever heard on the forum... the way the vocal sits in the production/tracks is mind-blowingly-good. Almost indescribable. Pro level like we have never heard (in my opinion).

This is As. Good. As. It. Gets.

ZOWIE! Goosebumps. Standing O.

fj

Top
#535634 - 05/06/19 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Why should I stay? You treat me gone anyway,
Like an invisible man.

I really like those lines

love the guitar sound and your playing

production and mix sound top notch to me

very impressive, enjoyed the listen

Kenny

Top
#535674 - 05/06/19 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1944
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1944
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Wow! John, everything you do is always just stunning! This is so tastefully done. Your vocals are perfect. Your guitar licks are all just right, in the right spots.

I always look forward to any songs you post, knowing that I am going to be blown away. This is certainly no exception.

My only complaint is that you don't post songs often enough!

Steve
_________________________
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
#535692 - 05/06/19 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2176
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2176
John,
Wow! Jealous... I would put this among 5 best songs I have heard in showcase this year. That's all I will say about this tune smile

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

Top
#535722 - 05/06/19 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2399
Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2399
Loc: Victoria, BC
Really great work!
_________________________
Cheers,
Ember

Top
#535739 - 05/06/19 11:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1159
Tangmo Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1159
Clarity and power in the phones. Angst and sadness in the lyric and delivery. Super voice and great "production". Outstanding song and work.
_________________________
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
#535784 - 05/07/19 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3360
Deryk - PG Music Online   content
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3360
Wow - what a tune! It flows magnificently well and is perfectly catchy - especially for the hook. Love the slow, silky groove on this. Some awesome progressions too, and your vocals are top notch here. I wouldn't bat an eyelash if I heard this on the radio.

Thanks for sharing smile
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#535798 - 05/07/19 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2891
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2891
Very classy production on a fine song.I especially like the chorus melody and your vocals.
I hear a lttle Slowhand era Clapton... actually its better than that!
Very very well done.

Robert

Top
#535876 - 05/07/19 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3080
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3080
Loc: Missouri
John, what beautifully crafted work this is! To start off it's a GREAT song! Your vocal is so good it deserves more praise than I can give it here! I love those little jazzy/bluesy licks you are playing in the verses, they add that extra special touch that raises this one to another level! Beautiful guitar work throughout and a great job with the video! This one is a special offering in the forum that is in the very top tier of material presented here! I wish you well with this one and hope it gets recognized for the high quality work that it is! Thanks, Torrey
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



Top
#535892 - 05/07/19 05:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 05/07/19
Posts: 8
poltad Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/07/19
Posts: 8
Amazing production. Very ELO sounding with a more modern sound. That electric piano from BIAB complements the song perfectly. Guitar work and driving deep bass is top notch.

Top
#535915 - 05/07/19 08:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: New song: "Invisible Man" [Re: Skyline]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1035
Loc: Maryland
TuneMonger Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1035
Loc: Maryland
Very 70s sound to me, great production, sounds like Louis Shelton sitting in on guitar. Everything was tops on this. And a video as well!


Edited by TuneMonger (05/07/19 08:25 PM)
_________________________
Windows 10, Intel Core I5 10400, 16 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, Komplete keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 11, BIAB 2020 UltraPlus Pak

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Happy Thanksgiving!

Today our friends in the USA are celebrating Thanksgiving!

Our hours are not affected - we are here until 6pm PST!

We hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving!

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.

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

Ci sono oltre 50 nuove funzionalità in Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Ci sono miglioramenti ai RealTracks (RealTracks vocali dal suono più fluido, Ispessimento RealTracks, RealTracks "Find-a-Sub" e MultiRiffs). La maggior parte dei RealDrums ora hanno RealCharts (con un'accurata Notazione di Batteria). C'è un nuovo Browser dell'artista RealTracks per trovare informazioni /bios/collegamenti/ elenchi di RealTracks su tutti gli artisti. Un nuovo Browser delle Funzionalità consente all'utente nuovo o "smemorato" di trovare e utilizzare facilmente la maggior parte delle funzionalità/tasti di scelta rapida/documenti da un'unica finestra. Equalizza Tempo consente di cambiare una canzone registrata in rubato in un tempo fisso. Stiramento del tempo/tono dell'audio migliorato (Elastique) incluso. Ci sono miglioramenti di SongPicker, Auto-Intro di Basso/Batteria o Batteria solo, 3.400 titoli aggiunti, miglioramenti di MusicXML, chitarra "per mancini" e "Vista Studente", miglioramenti del trascinamento della selezione, visualizzazione multi-finestra dell’analizzatore degli accordi audio e altro ancora!

ACQUISTA/AGGIORNA & SCARICA ADESSO!!

Forum Stats
33236 Members
67 Forums
66177 Topics
567508 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
HasseIron, IanP, Neha Sharma, Bravo Hearing Ce, PSAcademy

33235 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Pipeline 201
MarioD 164
Matt Finley 162
VideoTrack 123
CaptainMoto 115
eddie1261 110
justanoldmuso 107
Rob Helms 105
Scott C 94
Simon - PG Music 92
Today's Birthdays
cajunh2s, Cal Newman, CMJ, shezza, Westside Steve