Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
#587650 03/25/20 04:47 AM
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
I'm currently in a temporary situation where I have no studio for recording new stuff. This may be a good thing. Because of all the things I've been learning from everyone on this forum, I've been reworking the mixes that are already in the can. I miss playing live with friends. Here is a live-simulation of Midnight Special, which is in the Public Domain. Stay safe, stay well, everyone!

This song on SoundCloud
This song on YouTube

Style is _TBLZSHP.STY (Texas Blues Shuffle w/ Piano)

RealTracks in style: 1591:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffle Sw 130
RealTracks in style: 1585:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffleSol Sw 130
RealTracks in style: 1584:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffleBrent Sw 130
RealTracks in song: 422:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 3211:Harmonica, Soloist BluesShuffleFieryLD Sw 130
RealDrums [in style:BluesRockShuffle^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

I played bass, sang, and stood stage right.

Since I couldn't really accomplish the sound of a board recording, I changed it to an audience tape wink


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@babumusic51
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub
and https://soundcloud.com/babumusic-5080285
Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 11
User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,260
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,260
I gave a listen...

Good job Marty....I enjoyed your take on it.....liked the harp addition also.
It has a kind of 50's recording vibe to me.

I have a couple of similar looking train/engine pics on one of my original song videos too...trains are cool. smile

Well done....

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 13,862
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 13,862
We've enjoyed many versions of this song over years and are
happy to add your's to the list.

And Bud is a fool for steam trains!

All meaning this was a LOT of fun!

J&B

User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 2,256
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 2,256
Hi Marty,

Secretly I hoped you would play the CCR-version of this song, but I suppose that isn't in the public domain yet.
But lets talk about this version of the song. You did a marvelous job. I almost could see you playing the lead and -as a double- playing the harmonica and doing the singing. Must be fun to watch. I choose the youTube version hoping to see you performing the song live on stage. Instead I saw a locomotive. But I'm not dissapointed at all. Your performance of this song is like that locomotive; steady but full steam on the rails; the Midnight Special!

Hans


Hans Berkhout
(Birchwood)
https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,434
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,434
Man, you nailed this one! It did sound like a live version, actually a very live version!

Great vocal with an outstanding mix. Great job on that bass also!


There is a new wine for seniors. It's made from an anti-diuretic hybrid grape and reduces the number of trips to the bathroom. It's called Pino More!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB/RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software/hardware
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,378
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,378
You've nailed the live vibe. Loved the extended solos that fit that very much, both harp and guitar. The loosy-goosy lay-it-out-there-and-have fun vocals are a joy to listen to. Thanks for this.


BIAB 2021 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
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,055
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,055
Excellent, Marty! Your vocal is perfect for this. Love the harp and bass also.

And nice that the audience was polite enough to acknowledge the soloists wink

Lots of fun!

User Showcase
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,960
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,960
Haha - love the audience cheers at the end and your acknowledging them - made me really smile :-) But, seriously, there are no words to say just how brilliant this is or how much I've been cheered up by listening to this. You must have worked a lot on this to get this this good, or not, I don't know ... because it just seems effortless - and effortlessly brilliant. Loved it - made me smile and tap my feet!!! Bravo.

User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,191
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,191
Good, good job.
The mix is really solid & "live".
The vocals sit really well in a BAND context as the occasional plosive/sibilant that jumps through would live too - particularly with a reverb on a live mix.
COOL.


Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,562
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,562
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Excellent, Marty! Your vocal is perfect for this. Love the harp and bass also.

And nice that the audience was polite enough to acknowledge the soloists wink

Lots of fun!

Originally Posted By: rayc
Good, good job.
The mix is really solid & "live".
The vocals sit really well in a BAND context as the occasional plosive/sibilant that jumps through would live too - particularly with a reverb on a live mix.
COOL.


Marty...

Excellent!

Dave & ray said all the things that I was thinking... so read those again.. smile

Excellent mix.
Excellent vocal (in the mix really well).
Nice solo choices.
Great live sound!!

Super enjoyable.

"Thank you, Houston, wherever you are..." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

fj

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,659
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,659
Rocking well, enjoyed the vocals and especially the live feel, great work on the mix - I've been thinking about adding some live feel elements to one of my songs, can you give any tips how you managed to make it so authentic smile

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,892
G
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
G
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,892
A top-notch rendition!!! Vocal is killer.....energetic and loaded with soul!!! Great job of creating the live vibe!! I still remember watching the Midnight Special Rock concerts.... I think on Saturday nights. LOVE THIS!!! Take care. Greg

User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,488
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,488
+1 for what's already been said.

Quote:
Notice the cheers for the guitar solo, and the smattering of polite applause for the harmonica solo -- probably the other harp players in the attendance.
Ha! smile


-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
User Showcase
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,677
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,677
Hi Babumusic,

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - ha, that reminds me of the Sixties when I played it with my then band. The fact that songs I used to play in the past are becoming PD bit by bit doesn't really make my day though - how in the world could those years fly by that fast....

You did a VERY good version of this fantastic song - the live atmosphere sounds almost real.

I really love your voice and the way you're using it. Excellent use of the soloist tracks.

Janice would comment that she got happy feet - yeah, that's waht I got, too. And also shivers down my spine.

Nothing to add: JUST VERY COOL !!!!

Stay safe,

Stefan

PS: Nice video, too - great images of those old trains.

Last edited by Crossroads; 03/27/20 02:57 AM.
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
Originally Posted By: chulaivet1966
I gave a listen...

Good job Marty....I enjoyed your take on it.....liked the harp addition also.
It has a kind of 50's recording vibe to me.

I have a couple of similar looking train/engine pics on one of my original song videos too...trains are cool. smile

Well done....


Thanks so much, chulaivet. Yes, trains are cool, the Steamtown National Historic Site is a great place to see them in various stages of redress up close and personal. They have a museum and a roundhouse there, too.

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
We've enjoyed many versions of this song over years and are
happy to add your's to the list.

And Bud is a fool for steam trains!

All meaning this was a LOT of fun!

J&B


Thanks, you guys, So glad you enjoyed the ride.

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Marty,

Secretly I hoped you would play the CCR-version of this song, but I suppose that isn't in the public domain yet.

Hans


Haha. thanks for your comments, Hans. To clear it up, though, it's not the version but the song that is in the public domain. Anything written before 1925 is in. This song actually is so old that it no longer has a composer.

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Man, you nailed this one! It did sound like a live version, actually a very live version!

Great vocal with an outstanding mix. Great job on that bass also!


Thanks, Mario. Next time I'd like you to sit in.

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
You've nailed the live vibe. Loved the extended solos that fit that very much, both harp and guitar. The loosy-goosy lay-it-out-there-and-have fun vocals are a joy to listen to. Thanks for this.


Thanks, TangMo. I kinda set it as the last song of the evening where members of both bands filled the stage.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@babumusic51
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub
and https://soundcloud.com/babumusic-5080285
Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 11
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Excellent, Marty! Your vocal is perfect for this. Love the harp and bass also.

And nice that the audience was polite enough to acknowledge the soloists wink

Lots of fun!


Thanks, Dave. Haha. It's different when the audience acknowledge the solo. Sometimes, when the player is REALLY well know, they get a cheers before they play.

Originally Posted By: musician17
Haha - love the audience cheers at the end and your acknowledging them - made me really smile :-) But, seriously, there are no words to say just how brilliant this is or how much I've been cheered up by listening to this. You must have worked a lot on this to get this this good, or not, I don't know ... because it just seems effortless - and effortlessly brilliant. Loved it - made me smile and tap my feet!!! Bravo.


Glad it got you in a happy mood, musician17. Haha. Mixing in the different tracks of audience was the hardest part; the music was as easy, although picking the solos took quite a bit. The bass was done in one take.

Originally Posted By: rayc
Good, good job.
The mix is really solid & "live".
The vocals sit really well in a BAND context as the occasional plosive/sibilant that jumps through would live too - particularly with a reverb on a live mix.
COOL.


NIce! Thanks, rayc. I was hoping you'd stop by for a listen, and knew you would hear those sibilant sounds. You have a great ear, my friend, and thanks for sharing it with us AND helping us with solutions. I used your method for the sibilance, and it sounded fine ---until I added all that reverb. I kept them in just for the reason you mention.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane


Marty...

Excellent!

Dave & ray said all the things that I was thinking... so read those again.. smile

Excellent mix.
Excellent vocal (in the mix really well).
Nice solo choices.
Great live sound!!

Super enjoyable.

"Thank you, Houston, wherever you are..." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

fj


Haha. Thanks for listening till the lights went out, floyd, and thanks for your positive feedback.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@babumusic51
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub
and https://soundcloud.com/babumusic-5080285
Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 11
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
Originally Posted By: jannesan
Rocking well, enjoyed the vocals and especially the live feel, great work on the mix - I've been thinking about adding some live feel elements to one of my songs, can you give any tips how you managed to make it so authentic smile

Janne


Thnkas for the kind words. Hmmm... I remember mixing it "studio" first. Then added a ton of reverb, which is why it sounds more like an audience tape than a mixing board tape. Hope that helps, Janne.

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
A top-notch rendition!!! Vocal is killer.....energetic and loaded with soul!!! Great job of creating the live vibe!! I still remember watching the Midnight Special Rock concerts.... I think on Saturday nights. LOVE THIS!!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg. Love your enthusiasm!! You take care, too, man. You know what a fan I am...

Originally Posted By: dcuny
+1 for what's already been said.

Quote:
Notice the cheers for the guitar solo, and the smattering of polite applause for the harmonica solo -- probably the other harp players in the attendance.
Ha! smile


Thank you, David. hehe. Just trying to be authentic. smile

Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi Babumusic,

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - ha, that reminds me of the Sixties when I played it with my then band. The fact that songs I used to play in the past are becoming PD bit by bit doesn't really make my day though - how in the world could those years fly by that fast....

You did a VERY good version of this fantastic song - the live atmosphere sounds almost real.

I really love your voice and the way you're using it. Excellent use of the soloist tracks.

Janice would comment that she got happy feet - yeah, that's waht I got, too. And also shivers down my spine.

Nothing to add: JUST VERY COOL !!!!

Stay safe,

Stefan

PS: Nice video, too - great images of those old trains.


Thanks, Stefan! I've played this one many times, too. Always a crowd pleaser. Having happy feet is so much better than watching the movie. Thanks especially for the video nod --you guys are the master of that realm. Stay safe!


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@babumusic51
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub
and https://soundcloud.com/babumusic-5080285
Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 11
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Congratulations to the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

We've just announced the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

There are 45 winners, each receiving a Band-in-a-Box 2024 UltraPAK! Read the official announcement to see if you've won.

Our User Showcase Forum receives more than 50 posts per day, with people sharing their Band-in-a-Box songs and providing feedback for other songs posted.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed!

Video: Volume Automation in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®

We've created a video to help you learn more about the Volume Automation options in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows.

Band-in-a-Box® 2024: Volume Automation

www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024full/chapter11.htm#volume-automation

Video: Audio Input Monitoring with Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®

We've created this short video to explain Audio Input Monitoring within Band-in-a-Box® 2024, and included some tips & troubleshooting details too!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024: Audio Input Monitoring

3:17: Tips
5:10: Troubleshooting

www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024full/chapter11.htm#audio-input-monitoring

Video: Enhanced Melodists in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®!

We've enhanced the Melodists feature included in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows!

Access the Melodist feature by pressing F7 in the program to open the new MultiPicker Library and locate the [Melodist] tab.

You can now generate a melody on any track in the program - very handy! Plus, you select how much of the melody you want generated - specify a range, or apply it to the whole track.

See the Melodist in action with our video, Band-in-a-Box® 2024: The Melodist Window.

Learn even more about the enhancements to the Melodist feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024upgrade/chapter3.htm#enhanced-melodist

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Specifically for Reaper®

New with the DAW Plugin Version 6.0, released with Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows: the Reaper® Panel!

This new panel offers built-in specific support for the Reaper® DAW API allowing direct transfer of Band-in-a-Box® files to/from Reaper® tracks!

When you run the Plugin from Reaper®, there is a panel to set the following options:
-BB Track(s) to send: This allows you to select the Plugin tracks that will be sent Reaper.
-Destination Reaper Track: This lets you select the destination Reaper track to receive media content from the Plugin.
-At Bar: You can select a bar in Reaper where the Plugin tracks should be placed.
-Start Below Selected Track: This allows you to place the Plugin tracks below the destination Reaper track.
-Overwrite Reaper Track: You can overwrite previous content on the destination Reaper track.
-Move to Project Folder: With this option, you can move the Plugin tracks to the Reaper project folder.
-Send Reaper Instructions Enable this option to send the Reaper Instructions instead of rendering audio tracks, which is faster.
-Render Audio & Instructions: Enable this option to generate audio files and the Reaper instructions.
-Send Tracks After Generating: This allows the Plugin to automatically send tracks to Reaper after generating.
-Send Audio for MIDI Track: Enable this option to send rendered audio for MIDI tracks.
-Send RealCharts with Audio: If this option is enabled, Enable this option to send RealCharts with audio.

Check out this video highlighting the new Reaper®-specific features: Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Specifically for Reaper®

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Video

The new Band-in-a-Box VST DAW Plugin Verion 6 adds over 20 new features!

Watch the new features video to learn more: Video: Band-in-a-Box® 2024 - DAW Plugin Version 6 New Features

We also list these new features at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.plugin.htm.

Free Updates Available for PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 & RealBand 2024!

Using RealBand 2024 or PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024? Head to our support page for your free update!

RealBand 2024 Build 3 resolves the "expired program" error users were experiencing, along with a few other issues that were reported. It also adds the option to launch the Style Picker from the Tracks Window! Learn all about this patch and download it here.

A lot of what you see in RealBand you'll find in PowerTracks, as these are similar programs - so the "expired program" error was also occuring in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024. Fortunately, PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Build 3 resolves this!

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,132
Posts728,889
Members38,357
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
mark carrero, chrisjordan, Kawasaki, EmilioMics, Wolfie
38,357 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 191
dcuny 176
musocity 142
rsdean 134
DC Ron 127
Al-David 118
DrDan 99
Today's Birthdays
Heinz Moning, johnnyo34, Steve Gallant
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5