Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#588601 - 03/29/20 09:09 PM [User Showcase] Mercy (God Is Good)
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Hello Old Friends,

I'm so glad to be back on here posting with you! It's been too long. This is a song I wrote back in 2008 to help make myself feel better when I was going through lots of heavy stress. It's called MERCY (God Is Good).

I shortened it from it's original epic length, grin added a few tweaks to the original tracks, of course added some new tracks plus added a special guest - my husband. I Hope it lifts your spirit during this stressful time.

As always thank you for your time listening and any constructive thoughts.

The lead Vox track is the original one from 2008 recorded in RB. Instruments are all Realtracks/RDs and a BIAB midi track. I don't remember and cannot find the original style. Mixed in Reaper.

Here's the link to the video https://youtu.be/fav6elY_ep0 or you can watch below. Also here is a link to Soundcloud Mercy (God Is Good)
Josie



Edited by Sundance (03/29/20 09:46 PM)
_________________________
Josie Beck - Youtube Channel
I'm moving most of my music off Soundcloud.
Click my Youtube link above to hear my songs.
Thank you.

Top
#588604 - 03/29/20 09:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 1081
jptjptjpt Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 1081
Pretty song. Nice melody. Good job.
_________________________
My music can be heard at: The Cracks

Top
#588651 - 03/30/20 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10227
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10227
Loc: Florida
Josie,

A very nice production. A good mix. cool ending.

fj

Top
#588691 - 03/30/20 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6661
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6661
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
What a cool intro Josie. Such a lovely vocal and lyric. Beautiful song

Top
#588710 - 03/30/20 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4254
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4254
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Josie !


What a wonderful tune !
I loved everytning about it !
This is my new favourite tune of
yours !

Cheers
Dani

Top
#588874 - 03/31/20 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1193
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1193
Loc: Washington State
Ms. 'Sundance'...

After listening to Mercy (God is Good), I realized with a sense of pleasant surprise that I had forgotten what a fine singer you are smile. Your vocal intro was sung in as gentle a manner as a mother would sing to her new-born infant, but at the same time, it also sounded like a quiet, two-note wake-up call to the masses to come to you, to listen to you, and heed your reassuring message. And then, those drums! POW! They really put the song 'on wheels' and sent it on its jam-tastic, upbeat way.

But, most of all, I'm very impressed with the song's arrangement! Lots of instruments: sax, strings, a choir, your voice and its harmonization, changes in the drums' rhythms, bass, piano, acoustic guitar, all really smoothly blended in an imgainative way, musically and mix-wise.

Your husband has a commanding, yet warm voice that was perfect for the monologue he provided -- wouldn't be surprised if he was a minister laugh !!!

Truly,

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')


Edited by bluage (03/31/20 10:27 AM)
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#588880 - 03/31/20 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2171
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2171
Loc: Midwest
Hey! It's great that you posted this. Really nice song. Loving the vocals. Especially the held out ones.

When you said a special guest, you husband, I was expecting singing. I caught me off guard; but worked really well!

Now, keep 'em comin'! Good stuff!
_________________________
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
#588884 - 03/31/20 10:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: jptjptjpt]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Thank you. So happy you enjoyed it. I'm loving "the Cracks" reggae.
_________________________
Josie Beck - Youtube Channel
I'm moving most of my music off Soundcloud.
Click my Youtube link above to hear my songs.
Thank you.

Top
#588885 - 03/31/20 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Thank you FJ! I always appreciate your ears.
_________________________
Josie Beck - Youtube Channel
I'm moving most of my music off Soundcloud.
Click my Youtube link above to hear my songs.
Thank you.

Top
#588887 - 03/31/20 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 11814
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 11814
Loc: GA USA
We are happy that you have returned to the forum community!

We enjoyed the upbeat lyric, the vocal and the guest!

The mix sounds good on the monitors.

There is a lot happening with the tracks but everything has
it's own nice little spot and the mix has an airy feel.

Excellent vid image also.

Nice!

J&B

PS: I Saw Elvis At The Quick Stop came up on our playlist the other day smile
_________________________
J&B Videos
J&B Soundcloud
J&B Website

Top
#589344 - 04/02/20 10:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Scott C]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Originally Posted By: Scott C
What a cool intro Josie. Such a lovely vocal and lyric. Beautiful song


Thank you Scott!
_________________________
Josie Beck - Youtube Channel
I'm moving most of my music off Soundcloud.
Click my Youtube link above to hear my songs.
Thank you.

Top
#589345 - 04/02/20 10:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: dani48]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4998
Loc: Gulf Coast
Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Josie !


What a wonderful tune !
I loved everytning about it !
This is my new favourite tune of
yours !

Cheers
Dani


My sweet Dani, you are always after my heart. Seriously, thank you!
_________________________
Josie Beck - Youtube Channel
I'm moving most of my music off Soundcloud.
Click my Youtube link above to hear my songs.
Thank you.

Top
#589393 - 04/03/20 05:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 8263
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 8263
Nice one. It's good to hear something from you. It's been a while.

This is really good. Loved the intro and the harmonies are spot on. You have such a smooth relaxing voice.

I never heard the longer "epic" version but this goes to show you CAN shorten those songs that are really long and still have a great song.


Edited by Guitarhacker (04/03/20 05:49 AM)
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#589402 - 04/03/20 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4355
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4355
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I really like this one, Josie!

Lovely vocal, and excellent job on the vocal production, very cool what you did there. Your husband sounds good too!

Great to see you with a new song.

Top
#589430 - 04/03/20 07:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 2371
F.M.M. Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 2371
hi Josie this is excellent much needed in this time!! love your vocal 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
#589491 - 04/03/20 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 723
Loc: Virginia
Belladonna Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 723
Loc: Virginia
Nice song Josie. So good to be reminded of God's love for all of us. The song has a lot of variety and I can hear a large church choir singing it. Very uplifting worship song.

Top
#589495 - 04/03/20 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 12/20/16
Posts: 1126
Loc: Gold Coast, Queensland, Austra...
Teunis Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/20/16
Posts: 1126
Loc: Gold Coast, Queensland, Austra...
I said it elsewhere a really beautiful song done really nicely. I really enjoyed this song.

Tony
_________________________
HP i7-4770 16GB 1TB SSD, Win 10 Home,
Focusrite 2i2 3rd Gen, Launchkey 61, Maton CW80, Telecaster, Ovation Elite TX, Yamaha Pacifica 612
BB 2022(912) RB 2022(2), CakeWalk, Reaper 6, Audacity, Melodyne 5 Editor, Izotope Music Production Suite 4.1

Top
#589539 - 04/03/20 05:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Belladonna]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 17425
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 17425
Loc: Hamlin NY
Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Nice song Josie. So good to be reminded of God's love for all of us. The song has a lot of variety and I can hear a large church choir singing it. Very uplifting worship song.


Exactly!

This is the best new worship song I have heard in a long time. Everything about this is just plain perfect.

This should be played on not only radio stations but all radio stations. Everyone needs to hear this right now!
_________________________
You know you're in trouble when you leave a memory improvement class and can't remember where you parked your car!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware

Top
#589712 - 04/04/20 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 6318
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 6318
Loc: North Carolina

This sounds great Josie! Great to see you again!

I have been away a while myself. So glad to hear you again!

smile

Top
#589782 - 04/04/20 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mercy (God Is Good) [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3179
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3179
Josie,
The original was way before my time here- its a lovely uplifting song in this new guise with your sweetly held notes the highlight.
Welcome back!


Robert

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac® Bonus PAKs!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2022 during our Mac special (ending July 15th) and you'll receive a Free Bonus PAK*!

What does the Free Bonus PAK include?
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 34: Blues Piano and Organ (9 MSTs)
-Instrumental Studies 16: Fusion Guitar Soloing (6 studies)
-Artist Performance Set 11: Songs with Vocals volume 1 (20 songs)
-RealDrums Stems Set 1 (20 RealDrums stems)
-MIDI Styles Set 84: Look Ma! More MIDI 7 (complete, 15 styles)
-Over 400 playable RealTracks (sfz sforzando files)
-RealCombos Booster PAK (30 New RealStyles, 26 Existing RealStyles, 109 RT's/RD's)

Want even more? Boost your Free Bonus PAK to the 49-PAK for $49 to add:
-60 Bonus RT/RD (20 more than in previous years)
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 35: All Guitar (5 MSTs)
-Instrumental Studies 17: Classic Country Guitar Soloing (6 studies)
-Artist Performance Set 12: Songs with Vocals volume 2 (20 songs)
-RealDrums Stems Set 2 (20 RealDrums stems)
-Look Ma! More MIDI 8 (complete, 15 styles)

Learn more...

*excluding the $49 version upgrade purchase.

New Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Add-ons are Here!

We're excited to say that we've just released some amazing new RealStyles with XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3 and Xtra Styles PAK 13 for Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows or Mac!

XPro Styles PAK 2 includes 100 fresh new RealStyles that will up the utility and fun factor of the Band-in-a-Box® Pro version by adding 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles! XPro Styles PAK 3 goes even further - not only is it packed 100 new RealStyles, it includes 35 RealTracks that are not included with a Pro or MegaPAK purchase - adding even more versatility to what these can do! Sink your teeth into 25 rock/pop styles, 25 jazz/funk styles, 25 country/bluegrass styles, and 25 styles featuring a mix of genres ranging from high energy electro swing to ambient grooves and everything in between.

With the new Xtra Styles PAK 13, we're going to make the number thirteen lucky again! There are 200 new RealStyles for Rock/Pop, Jazz, Country, and Singer-Songwriter. Some examples of what's included: Mellow soundtrack rock, Americana country lullaby, western swing big band, coffee house jazz waltz, jazzy jump blues, songwriter gospel ballad, fast indie rock, vintage clav funk, country pop march, and much, much more!

And they're all ON SALE until July 15th! Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs or XPro Styles PAKs for only $29 per PAK (regular price $49 each)!

Purchase XPro Styles PAKs
Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs
Learn more & watch our video demonstrations

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac is here!

There are 50+ new features, 222 new RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 13, XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Upgrade purchases until July 15, 2022 - save up to 50% when you purchase a Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2022 packages! For more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!), upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac.

How to: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Did you know that you can have multiple instances of Band-in-a-Box® open on your computer? There was a conversation about this recently on our Forum, so we put together this video explaining how: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

How to: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track (RealBand)

Using RealBand and wondering how to replace a MIDI track with an audio track?

We show you how in our RealBand®: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track
video!

How to: Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Do you want to record your MIDI keyboard into Band-in-a-Box®, but aren't sure where to start? This quick video is what you've been looking for! How to Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows.

User Guide: Working with MIDI

How to: Why Does My Song Keep Looping in Band-in-a-Box®?

Your Band-in-a-Box® song is looping, and you don't want it to - what do you do?

Fortunately, this is a program setting that can be adjusted - see how this is done: Band-in-a-Box®: Why Does My Song Keep Looping?

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

(Additional Song Preferences you might also find useful: Global Song Overrides)

Forum Stats
36238 Members
64 Forums
74911 Topics
657863 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
marcomurabia, Alan Peach, Frank Aiello, BC Songsmith, RickD

36238 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 266
zedd 187
MarioD 146
Janice & Bud 110
Torrey Bliss 106
rayc 98
AudioTrack 95
Rob Helms 87
Matt Finley 80
Jim Fogle 77
Today's Birthdays
Scotty, ThomasCriver