Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#551628 - 08/28/19 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Rough Edges (feat. PeterF)
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9421
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9421
Loc: GA USA
Rough Edges

Another Bud “silly little ditty” lyric for Janice and Peter to do their thing with smile I (Bud) was presented with a mixing challenge (aren’t they all?) when Janice sang (in addition to the lead track) five more parts on but two tracks (had ‘em arranged in her head so they wouldn’t need to overlap). Girl caught me by surprise!

Thanks to:
- Peter for the guitars and arrangement/mix input
- PG Music for making all this fun possible
- Our forum friends for their support and frequent counsel

We appreciate your time to listen and comments are always welcome!

Janice: lead vocal, counter point vocal, ahhs and harmonies / Nectar 2
Peter: lead guitar, rhythm and fills

Bass: 2163 New Orleans Swinging Pop sw130 / Neutron 2
Drums: New Orleans Swinging Pop w/ funky snare / Waves CLA Drums
Congas: Shuffle single / Waves CLA Drums
Piano: MST 2166 New Orleans Swinging Pop / Waves CLA Unplugged / Logic Pro X Yamaha Grand sound

Logic Pro X, Scarlett 212 and Rodes NT1 mic

Mastering: Logic Chanel EQ > Waves Multi-Band Compressor > Ozone 8 Adv Maximizer

Rough Edges
you were smooth enough to cut through my rough edges
we didn’t need a preacher or empty pledges
it’s been a long ride ‘n sometimes you get a bit ahead of me
but I always play catchup so here I come, can’t you see

we played hard and always laid it all on the line
big money or little money we’d go for broke every time
when I met you it was like jumping off a cliff
we never missed a chance to say well “what if?”

Solo

in this wild ride there’re always more bridges to burn
let’s try a few more before we reach the point of no return
no destination in mind head out you and me without a care
no directions needed cause any old road’ll get us there

you were smooth enough to cut through my rough edges
we didn’t need a preacher or empty pledges
it’s been a long ride ‘n sometimes you get a bit ahead of me
but I always play catchup so here I come, can’t you see

© 2019 B. Merritt, J. Merritt & P. Fulham

Top
#551630 - 08/28/19 06:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4440
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4440
Loc: New York
Bud, Janice & Peter,

You sound like you're up in my neck of the woods recording at Big Pink in 1966, but the sound and production is so much better... LOL!

This is truly outstanding work. From the write to the vocals, instrumentation and production, this song is just a great snapshot of your musical world.

Absolutely loved it!

Bob
_________________________
SoundCloud Tracks


Top
#551640 - 08/28/19 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3298
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3298
What a tune! Everything about this one drew me in. It has tons of energy, and Janice's vocals on this are stunning. The harmonies are smooth as butter, and that chorus is a total earworm.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#551644 - 08/28/19 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3454
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3454
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Wowza!

Man, I love all those vocal parts, just outstanding! I'll bet it sounds great acapella.

Love that modulation to Bb, nice smooth transition.

And always enjoy hearing Peter do his thing.

Nice job on the write and mix, Bud.

Well done all, very much enjoyed this one!

Top
#551657 - 08/28/19 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8682
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8682
Loc: Florida
PB&J,

Cool opening. Let's you know more good stuff is comin'...

What could be better than Janice singing???... FIVE of 'em!!! Of course!
Great vocals (needless to say, say it anyway).

A big "live sounding" mix. Peter's guitar sounds good - nicely played. Nice punchy bass...

A good we-lived-it write.

Good music.

Well, what if...??

smile

fj

Top
#551680 - 08/28/19 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9421
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9421
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Bud, Janice & Peter,

You sound like you're up in my neck of the woods recording at Big Pink in 1966, but the sound and production is so much better... LOL!

This is truly outstanding work. From the write to the vocals, instrumentation and production, this song is just a great snapshot of your musical world.

Absolutely loved it!

Bob


Thanks Bob and we loved your snapshot statement. We appreciate that very much.

J&B

Top
#551694 - 08/28/19 03:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1158
Tangmo Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1158
One of my favorite things to do is to hang out with another couple who have a few miles on their tires, listening to stories. So this just filled me with smiles.

Fantastic backing, certainly including Peter's tasty licks and timing. Janice sounds great. The layering of back-ups is very entertaining and "lifting". Well arranged too, with that key change coming in at the right spot. I like this a lot.
_________________________
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
#551695 - 08/28/19 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3149
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3149
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
This a great fun mix and a real tor tapper.
Sounds like its been around forever.
Love the guitar work and the sneaky key change.
Rob4580

Top
#551697 - 08/28/19 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1943
F.M.M. Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1943
hi j&b It says can not fine track ??? kind of strange when others have listen I will try another time eric
_________________________
AMD (TM) 8150 3.60 GHz Eight Core Processor 64 bit windows 10 pro 64 bit os. sound card delta 1010 pci card 500 ssd drive 3 other drives guitars 1968 les Paul Custom and Cavin ae 185 Guitar boss Gt-100 pedal Carvin SRS Studio reference series

Top
#551722 - 08/28/19 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2360
Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2360
Loc: Victoria, BC
I really enjoyed the lyrics, especially this part:

"in this wild ride there’re always more bridges to burn
let’s try a few more before we reach the point of no return "

Great job!
_________________________
Cheers,
Ember

Top
#551738 - 08/28/19 11:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 241
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Leon1 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 241
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Great work, all. Janice's multiple vocals take this to a whole other level.
Regards,
Leon

Top
#551767 - 08/29/19 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2504
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2504
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
Definitely a live "in the round" sound and feel of being in a band circle.
LOVELY all over, round, under.
Top shelf.
_________________________
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
#551768 - 08/29/19 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9421
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9421
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
What a tune! Everything about this one drew me in. It has tons of energy, and Janice's vocals on this are stunning. The harmonies are smooth as butter, and that chorus is a total earworm.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile


Thanks for commenting Deryk. Glad it worked for you!

J&B

Top
#551793 - 08/29/19 10:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1943
F.M.M. Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1943
hi j&b great tune loving the vocals and guitar work very well done mix clear and crisp thanks for sharing eric
_________________________
AMD (TM) 8150 3.60 GHz Eight Core Processor 64 bit windows 10 pro 64 bit os. sound card delta 1010 pci card 500 ssd drive 3 other drives guitars 1968 les Paul Custom and Cavin ae 185 Guitar boss Gt-100 pedal Carvin SRS Studio reference series

Top
#551804 - 08/29/19 12:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 850
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Birchwood Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 850
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Hi Janice and Bud (and Peter),

You made a very happy sounding song. I immediatly got a smile on my fasce when listening. It sounded like the late 50's.
And I agree fully with what Leon1 said in his post; the way Janice sang all those voices brings the song to a higher level. Did you do that with Nectar 2?
Also the choice of the intruments is very good. I liked that piano. It feeds the mood of the song very well!

Hans
_________________________
Hans Berkhout
(Birchwood)
https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130

Top
#551808 - 08/29/19 01:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2123
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2123
J&B and Peter.
Cool song! Clever wordplay. Multi vocal "takes" work very well on this! Peters's guitar fits in perfectly!
Mix is A+ Listens very well. Great team work!

Thank you for sharing!
Misha.

Top
#551819 - 08/29/19 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2010
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2010
Loc: Midwest
Ok Bud, I'm going to do something I don't typically do. I know you mentioned you struggle with lyrics at times. I TOTALLY believe you now. Rough edges? C'mon man! This is not rough edges! This should actually be called...

Hiwhwyptagomwargatcawewtadasoytwtay!

I have a feeling there will be that ONE person who will ask about the title. For those of you who aren't good at textese/abbreviations that title is short for...

"Here is what happens when you put together a group of musicians who are really great at their craft and work extremely well together and drop a song on you that will truly amaze you!"

However, it's fairly obvious that would have been entirely too long. Thus, the much easier abbreviated form.

In all seriousness, the song is just jaw dropping. The guitar, the production, the singing, mixing...you name it. Even the album artwork creates the perfect vibe! It all just works so well. I'm especially fond of that wall of background vocals. I'm such a sucker for that. You just don't hear that very often. There is a reason. wink

Thanks for sharing such an incredible song!



Edited by HearToLearn (08/29/19 03:08 PM)
_________________________
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
#551876 - 08/30/19 03:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9421
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9421
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Wowza!

Man, I love all those vocal parts, just outstanding! I'll bet it sounds great acapella.

Love that modulation to Bb, nice smooth transition.

And always enjoy hearing Peter do his thing.

Nice job on the write and mix, Bud.

Well done all, very much enjoyed this one!


Thank you Dave. That mod was Peter’s idea. This was a lot of fun all the way around!

J&B

Top
#551884 - 08/30/19 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1173
Loc: Germany
Crossroads Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1173
Loc: Germany
Dear Janice, dear Bud, dear Peter,

I had the great honor (and pleasure, of course) to listen to this incredible song before it was published ,and one of the first things I said was, 'You'll get millions of excited comments on the forum'. Although there are still some missing, the ones you already got show that you really nailed it with this song.

Now that I could read the lyrics for the first time, I became almost unhinged: Your song is telling my amd Maha's story... How the heck did you know it...?

Musically this song is just another treat in the endless row of killer songs I've heard from you. Let's start with the composition - marvellous, love the harmonic shift at the end. Lyrics - see above. Arrangement, choice of instruments - top notch all the way. Mix - fabulous, like others sid it sounds 'live' and I always love to have that feeling listening to songs. Guitar licks and solo - just PeterF: awesome.

And (I saved the best for last): Janice, you're simply stunning - I'm absolutely running out of superlatives.

The way you recorded the backing vocals is totally beyond my imagination - Bud, I admire you for mastering such a challenge.

Have heard Rough Edge for so many times now, but still can't get enough of it!!!

Take care,

Stefan

Top
#551926 - 08/30/19 10:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rough Edges (feat. PeterF) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5838
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5838
Loc: Davis, CA
Great track!! Love the New Orleans vibe! Vocals are, of course, SUPERB!! Peter did some wonderful blues guitar playing! And, Bud wrapped the whole thing up in a a sweet package! A PLEASURE to listen to!! Take care. Greg

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >


PG Music News
The Guitar & Piano Chord Dictionary Programs

Happy National Dictionary Day!*

Head to our Other Windows Software page to find programs like PowerTracks, GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country, Video Guitar Lessons, and more!

Scroll down and you'll find our Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary programs. Each Chord Dictionary allows you to choose a root note to select the chord you want to learn, and it will be displayed on-screen with either the piano keyboard or the guitar fretboard!

In the Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary you can change the sounds within the Settings window, whether it be the Root note or the Chord, and it doesn't even have to be a guitar or piano! Looking through the options, there's various piano choices, guitar choices, organ, etc. - but you can also choose more unique sounds like the tuba, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and more!

*October 16th

Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial by C. Dan Roberts

Our latest Video Testimonial comes from C. Dan Roberts, and his enthusiasm for Band-in-a-Box® is inspiring!

Watch the video...

Do you have a video testimonial that you would like to share? Contact us at marketing@pgmusic.com.

Visit C. Dan Roberts testimonial page here.

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

Today* is National Train Your Brain Day!

You can definitely do that with Band-in-a-Box®

Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access.

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games (Pitch Invasion is my favorite!), access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu (like Trade 4s, woodshed tempo, etc.), and more!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Resources:
Windows Online Manual: Practice Window
Mac Online Manual: Tools, Wizards, Tutors, and Fun

*October 13

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Updates for Windows & Mac!

We've just released FREE Updates for both Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows & Mac program users!

With the latest update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows, you can now choose the "Save Exact Chord Text" checkbox to the Save XML dialog, there are VST feature updates, Audio Chord Wizard enhancements, updated program messages, we've applied fixes to an assortment of user-reported issues, and the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 Update has been added too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 734 and download it here.

The newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac update also includes VST feature updates, as well as RealTracks & RealDrums Picker enhancements, smoother 'tabbing' between dialog windows, and additional fixes applied to an assortment of user-reported issues. If you missed adding the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 update from September, it will be added with this update too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 420 and download it here.

Video - How to Transpose a Region of a Band-in-a-Box® Song

Want to learn how to transpose just one chorus of your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Check out our latest video, shared to the I want a video that shows me how to... forum: https://youtu.be/XiMrgtQ7u14

Band-in-a-Box® - What People Are Saying...

Wow, check out the latest feedback from Band-in-a-Box® users!

"I have one song I've been torturing over to get the sound right for quite some time and I merely keyed in the chords and what BB generated is awesome. Just what I hoped that song would sound like. What had taken me months to get right (and couldn't), the program could do in about an hour - AMAZING!"

"Great Ear Training Exercises! And I love that that you can set the tempo to whatever you choose. It's great for learning a tune!"

"A very good and easy to use musical program!"

"It's amazingly easy to use! Write a song? No problem! Add background sound track to a video? No problem! Put notes on a staff and have BB make up a chord progression and tell what key you are in? No problem! Start with a chord progression and have BB make a melody line? No problem!"

"Still the best practice tool I have found, great for running lines, improvising over and really helpful for working on song writing ideas as well! Good for beginners, and the more musical skill and knowledge you have the more you will get out of the software."

"I create demo songs with Band-in-a-Box, it helps me to get my ideas across to my engineer!"

"Been using Band-in-a-Box for years. Outstanding product from a great company!"

"It's like buying a Musical History Jukebox. It comes with probably 3000 styles and is like hiring session musicians to play rhythm with you, they even have soloists! It introduces you to so many types of rhythms that you other wise would know nothing about. "

"Paul McCartney said you gotta have a great band behind you. Well, Band-in-a-Box is my band."

"It's as easy as typing in the chords, choosing your style, instruments, etc., and off you go! Learning the tune? You can slow it down while you work on it then speed it up. My favorite analogy is a good chess program, which will play at your speed and level and is eternally patient!"

"I love my Band in a box, it does so much! Besides all the RealTracks and song ideas, it's a great tool to stay sharp with your licks. Social distancing got you down? Can't jam with friends? Pick out any song and go to the mixer button, there you can mute any instrument that's playing so you can jump right in and play along!"

"I love it. I'm a drummer, and Band-in-a-Box really keeps me on my toes!"

"The DAW plugin is really great. Trust me on this. I use it with Studio One.

"This is how I've been able to gig solo for the past 20 years. Band-in-a-Box is the great equalizer for us none rhythm players."

"Wouldn't want to be without it! One of the best things I bought in my life. Simple as that."

"As a songwriter I really love to work with Band-in-a-Box. The only limitation is your own creativity."

"I've used Band-in-a-Box for 25 years and thanks to this program and the advice of PG Music staff I've written over 100 songs. It's great software and amazing help to me as a musician. CONGRATS!!!"

Thank you for all the amazing feedback!

Band-in-a-Box® - A Teaching Tool!

Did you know that we offer Band-in-a-Box® LabPAK and Site License purchase options for schools? This is an ideal option for any educational institution looking to add Band-in-a-Box® to their curriculum.

Learn more about the LabPAK purchase options here: Windows | Mac.

How would a teacher use Band-in-a-Box® in a school setting?

A few ideas:
-practice sight reading with the students by following the on-screen notation
-display the Guitar Fretboard or Big Piano Window to watch the notes being played
-Trading fours! (etc.)
-generate a song for accompaniment during practice sessions
-create a practice song and save it as an audio file to send home with the student for additional practice!

...and more!

Wondering how to add a Band-in-a-Box LabPAK to your school? Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you might have! Click here to send us an email.

Forum Stats
33041 Members
68 Forums
66554 Topics
566024 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
RichardD, gallantknight, Mamlish Man, srholland, brichmond

33041 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Janice & Bud 144
CaptainMoto 135
Al-David 134
Planobilly 126
eddie1261 124
VideoTrack 119
Pipeline 109
floyd jane 99
rayc 78
MarioD 76
Today's Birthdays
Rutabago