Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#665080 07/21/21 03:46 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Mixing Concrete

I've been busy with other responsibilities lately, but after my summer vacation I decided to return to the lovely world of music & BIAB. Here is a quick song that started while I was rehearsing one famous classic rock song. As what usually happens, I got bored with playing and wanted to write new material. I wrote own lyrics inspired by that situation, modified the chord progression and wrote a new melody on top of that. This is the result, I hope it's original enough, maybe you can guess what I was playing smile

Based on style _HROCKLA.STY:

RD RockHardLA^7
Loop Cowbell Quarters 4

995:Bass, Electric, HardRockLA Ev120
1726:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm HonkyTonkJohn Ev120
2764:Organ, Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike Ev 110
999:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLAFuzz Ev 120
996:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLACrisp Ev 120
3445:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryRockJohnny
3362:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritBluesRock70s Ev 110

Vocals by me

Mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab

Lyrics:

First there was the blues
then came the blue suede shoes
then there was the Stones
but now is time to shake those old bones.

Don't live in the past
nothing is forever cast
in concrete, in steel
tear up the rulebook, re-invent the wheel.

Mix concrete with love & imagination
Mix concrete with love & imagination

Free your narrow mind
it's all right to leave the apes behind
don't gather old moss
overtake your heroes, be your own boss.

Roll the drum of licks
add your own gimmicks in the mix
don't fit in, be bold
show your wittiness, enhance the mold.

Mix concrete with love & imagination
Mix concrete with love & imagination

Mix concrete with love & imagination
Mix concrete with love & imagination

Mix concrete with love & imagination
Mix concrete with love & imagination

------------
Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,193
B
Expert
Offline
Expert
B
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,193
Dear 'jannesan'...

You could find yourself jumping up-and-down to the rockin' rhythm, tossing your head this-way-and-that, and moving 'round on the floor with sweetly soulful energy to the good-times music in this earful of a song! There's a party atmosphere breaking out of it, but the lyrics are liberating enough to put ideas of a 'soft' revolution in spirit into our heads. In its own way it channels the musical energy of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's 'Takin' Care of Business' while the lyrics celebrate the eternal call to resist conformity. I think you discovered a live connection between your mind and heart as you composed this song and it comes across like colors in the wind.


"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".
User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,362
W
Expert
Offline
Expert
W
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,362
Hi jannesan,

Good work! I understand why blueage refers to BTO - I can hear that "feel" too. It however doesn't really matter where you got the inspiration from... it is a good track in itself. Very well done!

Will

User Showcase
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,945
PG Music Staff
Offline
PG Music Staff
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,945
The piano really stands out in this song in a good way and I think you did a great job! Thanks so much for taking the time to share it.


Cheers,
Ember
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,450
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,450
Janne

Nicely done - enjoyed your take on a hidden classic (Stones? (the cowbell is a bit iconic)) track.

Strong big sound and it rocks nicely. The guitars are well done.

Very enjoyable and would be a good live number.

Peter

User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,191
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,191
This bops.
well done.


Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,051
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,051
Hi Janne,

Man, I'm trying to figure out your inspiration for this. Sounds familiar but I'm drawing a blank, hope at some point you enlighten us smile

Really well done, enjoyed!

User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,229
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,229
You have masked the inspiration, and came up with a really cool song, Janne. I hear Beatles, but I usually do. smile You had me right from the title. The you start with these excellent lyrics:
"First there was the blues
then came the blue suede shoes
then there was the Stones
but now is time to shake those old bones."
Yeah! "...tear up the rulebook, re-invent the wheel."

I hope you tell us the song you were working on, and I totally understand your desire to put it aside and create your own. And you created a wonderful piece just Mixing Concrete.


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: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,475
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,475
Cool rocker Janne. Love the groove for this tune. Excellent vocal and production. Well done


Scott Collingwood
https://soundcloud.com/scottt709
https://soundcloud.com/spiritlevel-ca
https://www.youtube.com/@SpiritLevel-ge3hm/
User Showcase
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 5,708
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 5,708
Janne,
Fun tune! Got me hooked on the title. Excellent style fusion composition! You mixed this concrete well!
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

bluage #665310 07/23/21 03:35 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Originally Posted By: bluage
DYou could find yourself jumping up-and-down to the rockin' rhythm, tossing your head this-way-and-that, and moving 'round on the floor with sweetly soulful energy to the good-times music in this earful of a song! There's a party atmosphere breaking out of it, but the lyrics are liberating enough to put ideas of a 'soft' revolution in spirit into our heads. In its own way it channels the musical energy of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's 'Takin' Care of Business' while the lyrics celebrate the eternal call to resist conformity. I think you discovered a live connection between your mind and heart as you composed this song and it comes across like colors in the wind.


Thanks bluage for your nice poetic review smile Although not started from that BTO song, I agree there is the same energy, like many early 70's songs have.

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Good work! I understand why blueage refers to BTO - I can hear that "feel" too. It however doesn't really matter where you got the inspiration from... it is a good track in itself. Very well done!

Will


Thanks Will for your kind feedback smile

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
The piano really stands out in this song in a good way and I think you did a great job! Thanks so much for taking the time to share it.


Thanks Ember for your kind words smile I agree, the honky tonk piano is a great instrument in the RT collection and it works with many songs.

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,357
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,357
Janne,
Fun, quirky and hopeful lyrics applied to the classic rock sound.
Well sung and produced. The inspiration? I`m guessing FabFour though can`t quite place it... which means you made it your own.

Robert

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 13,855
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 13,855
Got some "within you and without you" Harrison vibes. Cool.

GREAT clever lyric all the way through ... a mix song - who would've thought?

Along with that fine lyric are nice vocals, band choice and mix.

We enjoyed it!

J&B

PeterF #665615 07/25/21 04:36 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Nicely done - enjoyed your take on a hidden classic (Stones? (the cowbell is a bit iconic)) track.

Strong big sound and it rocks nicely. The guitars are well done.

Very enjoyable and would be a good live number.

Peter


Thanks Peter for your kind comment smile Not Stones, but actually I included the cowbell just because I have played it on Honky Tonk Woman and thought it would fit here also (noticed afterwards there was cowbell also in my source song). Yes, would be a good live number, that's why I left room for long soloing.

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

rayc #665616 07/25/21 04:37 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Originally Posted By: rayc
This bops.
well done.


Thanks Ray for listening and giving positive comment smile

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, I'm trying to figure out your inspiration for this. Sounds familiar but I'm drawing a blank, hope at some point you enlighten us smile

Really well done, enjoyed!


Thanks Dave for your positive comment smile I'll enlighten you, but before that, a small hint: the name of the band and a part of the title are included in the lyrics smile

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 1,496
Expert
Online Content
Expert
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 1,496
Hi jannesan,

Nice reflection on our way of life. The rhythm and the arrangement are very pleasant. The mix is ​​pleasant and has been worked well. I appreciated.

Kindly regard
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash


Kindly regards
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash
User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,815
D
Expert
Offline
Expert
D
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,815
Janne,

Great opening—ear catching, toe tapping right from the get go. It’s got a Who vibe to me—particularly in that chorus. The mix is pretty solid to me; that organ works really well, and the BritBlues Rock solo, well, rocks. Good stuff, Janne—enjoyed my listen!

Kindest regards,

Deej

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2

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
Topics81,114
Posts728,553
Members38,343
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
TEOC, henry2929, SSE, guitarplayer1963, Audiomodules
38,343 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 190
dcuny 178
musocity 158
DC Ron 130
rsdean 122
Jim Fogle 109
Al-David 106
DrDan 103
Today's Birthdays
gimmeagig
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5