Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#622405 - 11/09/20 01:32 PM [User Showcase] Standing On The Ledge
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10214
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10214
Loc: Florida
Get outta your rut.


STANDING ON THE LEDGE

haven't you grown tired of always looking back
mourning those good ol' days, stuck in that same track
you don't want to hear what's new, you hide behind a wall
always living in the past, that ain't living at all

you don't see why it shouldn't be like it's always been
ain't your concern if someone else takes it on the chin
so you hunker down, stand your ground, happy in the hole you're diggin'
but that's not who i am
   
   i'm standing on the ledge my heart in my hand
   pushing the envelope as hard as i can
   proud of being a good ol' boy
   but you've got to understand
   when it's time to add in a dose of brand new man
   so i'm living on the edge
   standing on the ledge

there's so much to discover, so many things to try
i plan on having no regrets when it's my day to die
so let the music play, i'll get up and dance
i'll face my fear of falling, i'll still take the chance
   
   i'm standing on the ledge...


The BAND:
RealTracks in song: 1759:Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3301:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockThrash12-key Ev 085 (B:sync) - HELD
RealTracks in song: 1169:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent Ev 120 - HELD
RealTracks in song: 1747:Synth, Rhythm ModernDancePopRave16thsTickle Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3438:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritPsycPopBallad Ev 065
Royalty Free Loops
Me: lyrics & music, vocals, mixing, mastering, art work
Harmonies: generated using Helicon TC plugin in RealBand


Comments encouraged.
Live on the edge.

fj

Top
#622412 - 11/09/20 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 420
Gary Weder Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 420
Hi Floyd.
A cool "angry young man attitude" vibe to this. This song demands the full attention of the listener extolling a "don't look at life through a rear view mirror" message.
I like this song very much.
p.s Please tell more about your artwork.

Top
#622425 - 11/09/20 03:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1707
Loc: Maryland
TuneMonger Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1707
Loc: Maryland
Wow! Okay, this immediately reminded me of theme music for TV or film. The power chords had a lot to do with it but also the vocal processing. And even the ending. Really different for you and really great!
_________________________
Windows 10, Intel Core I5 10400, 16 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, Komplete keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 11, BIAB 2020 UltraPlus Pak

Top
#622455 - 11/09/20 06:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Excellent work! I especially liked the (I think) solitary bass drum used in the verse sections.
I thought the power/energy was great.
Really liked the "edge/ledge" combo in the lyric.
And that ending--very cool!

Top
#622468 - 11/09/20 07:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 1081
jptjptjpt Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 1081
Wow! That's a big production. Well done! Great lyrics. Vocals are outstanding. The band is rocking. Top notch recording. Well done.
_________________________
My music can be heard at: The Cracks

Top
#622493 - 11/09/20 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
floyd,

That was amazing. A massive sound, loved the held guitars and what a vocal!
Superb song crafting and a brilliant sound. Excellent set of lyrics to match.

Inspiring work.

Peter

Top
#622506 - 11/10/20 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4431
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4431
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
Nice colouration/distressing on the 1st verse vocal...could easily have turned into an industrial rock piece.
It developed into a cool crunchy piece of country flavoured rock.
My only nit would be that the solo, (I'm quite fond of the hazy & Britpsych stuff in BIAB2020), is a little too smooth when it starts. I'd have liked it a little nastier just as it came out from under the BIG guitars.
Other than that very minor taste based affectation form me this is a fantastic song.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe

Top
#622521 - 11/10/20 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 1009
Loc: Belgium
Derochette Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 1009
Loc: Belgium
Hello floyd jane,

It's a great composition very rhythmic with a good mix. The timbre of your voice lends itself perfectly to this. Your lyrics are well written and the melody pleasant. Everything is well calibrated. Well done.

Kindly regard

Dero13
alias JaniJackFlash

Top
#622558 - 11/10/20 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 1749
Loc: Illinois
CaptainMoto Offline
Expert

Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 1749
Loc: Illinois
Pretty aggressive sound compared to the other things I've heard from you.

A real head shaker!
Love the driving riff.

Damn Good!

moto
_________________________
An Old Man Make'n Music

https://sites.google.com/view/captainmoto-com/home?authuser=0

Top
#622574 - 11/10/20 08:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4344
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4344
Loc: Ontario, Canada

You pretty much blew me away with this one, floyd, this is GREAT!

Man, you gotta live on the edge more often I think, loved everything about this.

Very well done!

Top
#622581 - 11/10/20 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 780
Loc: Alabama
cliftond Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 780
Loc: Alabama
Floyd, this one is just a brilliant cooker!!!, Vocals are just perfect, guitars rip thru like a tornado!!! Love it Cliff

Top
#622621 - 11/10/20 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 4254
Loc: United States
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 4254
Loc: United States
Awesome Floyd! Love what you did with the vocals effects! The heavy rock sound in the chorus sounds super! This seems to be a trip to unchartered waters compared to most of your work but it sounds like you have gone there with all the confidence and talent needed to make this sound great! Impressive!!! Thanks, T
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/torrey_bliss
Peerless Godin Fender Taylor Guitars

Top
#622654 - 11/10/20 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6649
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6649
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
What an awesome intro. Loved the way you mixed the vocal. Boy what a powerful song. Everything was just perfect. Radio ready !!!! Well done

Top
#622692 - 11/11/20 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3495
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3495
Loc: Florida
floyd, As always a great write! I especially like "i plan on having no regrets when it's my day to die" as it is my personal philosophy. Bis sound and the opening guitar is super. I do kind of agree with Ray that a nastier guitar solo may have been a slightly better choice. It is very hard to find anything to nitpick in any of your work but I think he had a valid point as I kind of thought that before I read his comment. Other than that small detraction everything works. I like the gritty vocal processing. My final comment, It rocks! Tom

Top
#622715 - 11/11/20 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: Gary Weder]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10214
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10214
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Gary Weder
Hi Floyd.
A cool "angry young man attitude" vibe to this. This song demands the full attention of the listener extolling a "don't look at life through a rear view mirror" message.
I like this song very much.
p.s Please tell more about your artwork.


Thanks for having a listen, Gary.

Over the years, I've dabbled with creating large abstracts. This one (the "cover art") is 4' X 4'. The others that I've used are similar sizes. Sometimes 3' X 4', sometimes 4' X 5'... Several were sold by an art dealer - into commercial offices in the St. Louis area, typically selling in the $800 range (but that was years ago and I haven't pursued that further). Mostly they hang in our house (or get stacked in the garage)...

Top
#622767 - 11/11/20 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: TuneMonger]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10214
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10214
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Wow! Okay, this immediately reminded me of theme music for TV or film. The power chords had a lot to do with it but also the vocal processing. And even the ending. Really different for you and really great!


Thanks, TM...something "really different..." was what I was after smile

Top
#622850 - 11/12/20 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2726
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2726
Loc: Finland
Nice to hear you experiencing on the harder edge of rock, somewhere between Bon Jovi and Aerosmith. Great rocking sound, nice vocal effect. Interesting change of point of view right before the first chorus, I really like the message in the second verse, although I was wondering what happened to the guy who was happy in the hole.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#622882 - 11/12/20 01:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6571
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6571
Loc: Davis, CA
WOW!!!! Is "punk country" a genre, or did you just invent it?? Such great "kick you in the butt" energy and attitude on display here!! You are the master of many domains my friend!!!! I dig it......may even get me out of my rut, and that is a chore! LOVE IT!!!! Take care. Greg

Top
#622939 - 11/12/20 09:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 1330
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Deej56 Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 1330
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Floyd,

Cool country rock vibe going on here. Great build on the production-just drives the listen on. I find it’s tough in BIAB to really get a good rock edge—but you’ve done it really well here. Masterful work on the production. That guitar lick going into the chorus is killer. Great work, cool tune.

My best to you,

Deej

Top
#622945 - 11/13/20 12:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Standing On The Ledge [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4431
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4431
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
WOW!!!! Is "punk country" a genre, or did you just invent it?? Such great "kick you in the butt" energy and attitude on display here!! You are the master of many domains my friend!!!! I dig it......may even get me out of my rut, and that is a chore! LOVE IT!!!! Take care. Greg








_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


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.

Holiday Hours - Canada Day (July 1, 2022)

We are celebrating Canada Day on Friday, July 1st - but we're still here!

Our Customer Service hours that day are adjusted to:

Friday, July 1: 8am-4pm PDT

Regular Hours resume Saturday, July 2nd.
www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

Happy Independence Day to our USA friends on Monday, July 4th!

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

Forum Stats
36211 Members
64 Forums
74849 Topics
657319 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Tin Whistle, Thierry BULANT, Stephen Summers, Mr Newton, Tammy

36211 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 256
zedd 179
MarioD 138
Janice & Bud 120
Torrey Bliss 106
Rustyspoon# 92
Rob Helms 89
Jim Fogle 81
Matt Finley 78
AudioTrack 78
Today's Birthdays
cruiser