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.
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.
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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
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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).
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.
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
Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac to the latest build 419 to correct any improper messages for Natural Arrangements, apply VST setting improvements, experience faster customized RealTracks and RealDrums Pickers, and fix a few other user-reported issues within the program.
You'll also receive the latest DAW Plugin version 2.12.15 update, with more than 30 additions and updates, including additional options within context menus, the ability to loop a set of bars by highlighting them, and more!
Learn more about this FREE update and download it here.
Working on your first song in Band-in-a-Box®? Or maybe you've built up a great collection of songs... Make sure to share them to the User Showcase Forum where other program users post their original songs too! Receive feedback, build your audience, and connect with other enthusiastic program users - you'll be happy you did!
While you're there, make sure to listen to some of the other great songs posted!
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 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 !
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:
Considering a Rainbow
Brief Fling, Acknowledged
Something for a Sandpiper
Then Came a Rose
The Mention of My Love
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.
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