You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#571723 - 12/21/19 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Our Dad (v.2)
Registered: 11/08/18
Posts: 53
Keefmeister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/08/18
Posts: 53
Seventeen years ago (December 21, 2002), our dad passed away. My grieving process turned into writing a song about his life.

Recently, I created a new version of "Our Dad" with BiaB...using a style that more closely honors his spirit and the music he loved most.

I still marvel at the BiaB product each time I use it. I think I've exhausted all my songs that fall in the country genre, so it's time to move on to other projects.

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic5jCMdpJ48
SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/keefmeister-1/our-dad

Production notes:
BiaB Style: ACCNTRY.STY Acoustic Country w/Pedal Steel
Mixed in Cakewalk Sonar (custom piano parts added in Cakewalk)
Mastered in iZotope Ozone

Our Dad

[Verse 1]
Born into a family big on simple things
Good hard work and music, there was no shortage of
Rich in truth and values back when times were tough
Seven sons, one daughter came to show that love's enough

[Verse 2]
Called to serve his country as a young man
Sergeant in the occupation army overseas
There he met a Belgian girl he’d marry
Together they would build a life and start this family

[Chorus 1]
Our dad, he could sing
Our dad could do anything
A humble man, a gentle soul, he made his family whole
And our dad, he could play anything with strings in his own way
The ever-willing troubadour could always do one more

[Verse 3]
Gifted with more talent than the average man
Wise in many ways he chose to labor with his hands
A carpenter, a craftsman, sure as builders go
An artist, a perfectionist, our Michelangelo

[Bridge 1]
Deep inside his soul a music maker
A golden voice that could have led his life down fortune’s road
Instead, the good Lord kept him near and safer
Whispered teach them all to play, your gift they’ll pass along.

[Verse 4]
With quiet courage he faced each day with new resolve
A lion-lamb he lived his life in mission with the dove
Tough and righteous warrior we saw little of
Its presence sewn deep in the cloth we knew as our dad’s love

[Chorus 2]
Our dad, he could sing
Our dad could do anything
A humble man, a gentle soul, he made his family whole
And our dad, he could play anything with strings in his own way
A peaceful loving music man, our leader of the band

[Bridge 2]
Man’s best friend was often his companion
Dogs that never left his side made homes deep in his heart
Fishing trips and family vacations
Countless priceless memories held dear now we’re apart

[Verse 5]
Night night night night, see you in the morning dad
You're simply the best father this family could have had
Teaching through example we learned right from wrong
Your humor, kindness, and selfless way, through us now you live on

Top
#571746 - 12/21/19 10:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5169
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5169
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool tune . Super vocal. Lyric touches home. Well done

Top
#571805 - 12/21/19 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2056
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2056
Marc,
very nice tribute to your dad. Very clean vocals and production!
I watched the youtube video. Photos are amazing! I have a passion for vintage photography smile
Loved the upper left, tinted photo of your dad with dog and the one with uke which is a gem.
Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

Top
#571833 - 12/21/19 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 972
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 972
Loc: Virginia USA
Writing is very therapeutic. You brothers and sister must really appreciate this song. Excellent vocal. A nice gentle melody, which I assume reflects your father's character.

Top
#571858 - 12/21/19 08:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2415
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2415
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
Well written and arranged.
Well done all around.
There's some plosive/sibilant aggression probably due to reverb but that's a small point.
_________________________
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
#571931 - 12/22/19 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8568
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8568
Loc: Florida
Marc,

A well-written sung. An amazing tribute.

The production carries it well. Nice vocals and harmonies.

All well mixed.

And a cool tribute video.

fj

Top
#571937 - 12/22/19 07:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9253
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9253
Loc: GA USA
It's all already been quickly said...

This an excellent write, vocal performance, band and mix.

A very moving tribute.

We enjoyed the audio and vid. You are most fortunate to
have such a rich photographic history.

J&B

Top
#572142 - 12/23/19 08:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 06/16/00
Posts: 1944
Loc: Texas
Jim Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/16/00
Posts: 1944
Loc: Texas
A terrific tribute to your dad...
I really enjoyed the video presentation!
_________________________
Jim
†=☮&♥

Top
#572267 - 12/24/19 06:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1136
Loc: Germany
Crossroads Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1136
Loc: Germany
Hi Keefmaster,

that's a wonderful tribute to your dad and it's very well done in all aspects.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Stefan

Top
#572523 - 12/26/19 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Keefmeister]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2998
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2998
Loc: Missouri
Very nice tune Marc! What a great vocal to go with obviously heartfelt lyrics! The table steel really moves this one along! You have a splendid mix! Really like the change up at around 2:30. The harmony is spot on! Thanks, Torrey.
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



Top
#572689 - 12/27/19 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Our Dad (v.2) [Re: Scott C]
Registered: 11/08/18
Posts: 53
Keefmeister Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/08/18
Posts: 53
@Scott C: Thanks very much...

@Misha: Thanks for your feedback. We are totally blessed to have these photos, especially those of my dad as a young boy. A little back story...my grandfather (who died when my dad was 15) used to take my pre-teen dad to little dive bars and have him perform. My grandfather got to drink for free. It was a different time (post-depression).

@Ezekiel: Thanks, yes my dad was kind and gentle, but strong and protective when a situation called for it...which was thankfully not often. I'm going to re-record a version of this song with my siblings. We'll divvy up lyrics and sing together (harmonies) in the later verses/bridge/chorus. We don't live near each other so we'll have to do it in bits and pieces. Looking forward to that.

RayC: thanks for your feedback and you're right about the sibilance. Good catch. I should have worked on that more than I did.

@Floyd: Thank you, sir. Much appreciated.

@Janice and Bud: Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. This is a wonderfully supportive community. You guys are making great music (sampled some of your sampler smile. It must be a delight to have a spouse that shares the passion for music/recording. <thumbs up>

@Jim: Thank you, sir!

@Stefan: Thanks a bunch and I hope you had a blessed Christmas and (will have) a great New Year!

@Torrey: Thanks very much. Very much appreciated...

Top


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
32841 Members
68 Forums
66126 Topics
561468 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
uhv14437@cuoly.c, Chris52, EyalSavab, Christmas Music, Calceus

32841 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
eddie1261 175
VideoTrack 154
Planobilly 135
MarioD 135
Janice & Bud 124
Pipeline 119
Al-David 112
Jim Fogle 109
Matt Finley 108
floyd jane 96
Today's Birthdays
gfclef, Hans Hess, Henry Nurdin, Jerry Duguet