Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#670064 08/25/21 01:02 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,414
MarioD Online Content OP
Veteran
OP Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,414
Meditation or Haunting?

The original song title is Meditation but my friend said it is more haunting than meditation so I will let you all decide what it is.

This is a couple of experiments combined into a song. First I have the bass playing the same E note throughout. The chord progression is Em-Am/E-Bm11/E. I have never done that before.

The second experiment is a guitar. I've read where a company is producing nylon string acoustic guitars with steel guitar necks so guitarist can easily play them. So I restrung an acoustic with folk strings, i.e. nylon strings with ball ends. I didn't mess with the nut as I just wanted to see how it would sound. Well it sounds a little "muddy" when playing chords but not to bad when playing leads. It sounds no where as good as my classical guitar so I am going to put steel strings back on it.

BiaB style - Peace - Gentle, Slow 4/4 New Age.
I deleted the bass and the guitar.
Piano - Velvet - preset = MK! Belly Ambient
Strings - Kontakt - Kurt Hunter's Virtuoso Bass
Me - Keyboard - nylon arpeggios - Kontakt - Amadeus Orchestra - nylon String guitar
Me - chords and leads - the above mentioned guitar.

As usual I am open for all comments, including constructive criticism.

{edit} I forgot to add that I am playing the flute (Kontakt - Jubal flute) via my wind controller.





Last edited by MarioD; 08/25/21 01:03 PM.

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: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,450
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,450
Mario

More meditative to me.

Nicely played and the guitar sounds fine.

A successful experiment.

Peter

User Showcase
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 1,497
Expert
Online Content
Expert
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 1,497
Hi MarioD,

It is a very pretty composition. Soft and rich with a subtle mix that brings out the different instruments. The sound of the flute is very pleasant. Well done.

Kindly regard
Derochette
aliasJaniJackFlash


Kindly regards
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,472
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,472
Mario,

Ethereal... Just a beautiful piece.

Bob

User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,229
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,229
Isn't meditation supposed to be haunting until the inner voice is quieted? Perfect title. There is a Miles Davis song (I forget the title right now) that has the bass playing a fourth from the other instruments. That pedal E really adds to the haunting, and it's also the steady drone that calms the chatter. That flute is the call of what could be.

Those strings seem perfect for the feel here, Mario. Just gave it a couple spins, and now I have to stand and shake out my legs. Next time I won't listen in the lotus position.


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: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,545
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,545
Mario,

Another nice New Age piece.

Nylon sounds good. Flute, too.

Mix is excellent.

fj

User Showcase
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 1,688
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 1,688
That throbbing chord electric piano or whatever it is that comes in around 0:30 is nice, fitting very well under the acoustic instruments. A very different, very unnatural sound, but they blend.

User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,164
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,164
Mario,

That droning E sounds excellent under the rest of the instrumentation! The guitar experiment works well in my opinion! It's got that tone and sound of the intro of Yes's "The Roundabout". It's a beautiful piece that I would place in the "haunting" category.

Once again you have you have posted wonderfully beautiful music that carries the listener away!

Thanks, Torrey




User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,414
MarioD Online Content OP
Veteran
OP Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,414
Thanx everyone for listening and commenting on this experimental song. I greatly appreciate all of your comments.


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: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,362
W
Expert
Offline
Expert
W
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,362
This is beautiful track... a blend of folklore and modern ambient music... I loved it!

Will

User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 767
Journeyman
Offline
Journeyman
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 767
Good one, Mario. Would sit nicely as incidental music in film or TV.


My music may not set the world on fire but if it causes a glow in just one person's heart, it has all been worthwhile smile
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,051
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,051
You are truly the king of New Age music here I think, Mario!

This is great, the hypnotic rhythm section with the melodic leads from both the flute and guitar on top really works well.

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,656
I would say this is much more meditation than haunting. Awesome chording giving nice modern flavor for the otherwise medieval feeling, the acoustic guitar sounds amazing, reminds me of Sting's work in such a way that I was waiting for him to start singing. Flute is beautifully ethereal. So much emotion in a less-is-more arrangement. I would love to hear a whole album of these gems, because three minutes is simply too short time to meditate smile

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 2,527
J
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
J
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 2,527
the midi king strikes again. and i mean that in a very very good way.
mario, you should be working with a company that specialises
in creating audio for films. this is your prima forte talent imho.
a very peacefull song.
nice composition.
for some reason once again i hear a subtle background massed choir singing along with this in the latter stages of the song. but maybe i'm biased as i like massed choirs..lol.
maybe a gradual build up over time ?
best to you.
om


New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,414
MarioD Online Content OP
Veteran
OP Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,414
Will, Brian, Dave, Janne and OM thanx for listening, and commenting.

Dave, I am not the kind of New Age as there are others way better.

OM, I actually was thinking about adding a choir but thought that it would distract from the leads. Maybe I was wrong.


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: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,945
PG Music Staff
Offline
PG Music Staff
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,945
I feel like this definitely could have been a meditation track for sure! It sounds right along the lines of guided meditations and was very peaceful and calming to listen to. I associate haunting as having more of a sorrowful quality to it - I got more serene from this personally!

Thanks for sharing.


Cheers,
Ember
User Showcase
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,557
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,557
Whatever it is called in music when instruments inter-weave, this track has it in spades. I didn't get the woo-woo at all. Meditation all the way, from my perspective; although, there is a native American flute player who does a lot of shows around Los Angeles and has CDs out. Can't recall his name, but he can send a chill up your spine when he starts making coyote sounds with that flute.

Last edited by edshaw; 08/27/21 02:45 PM.

Link: www.soundcloud.com/ed_shaw (Feel Free to Use)
https://drooble.com/edward.shaw/hymn/index.htm
Biab for WIN 2020 -- Win 10 64bit -- Reaper/Audacity
Zoom R-16 -- Tascam DP-03-SD -- SoundTap -- Crescendo --
User Showcase
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,081
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,081
Meditative in a haunting way.

Nice either way.

The guitar is lovely.


My music can be heard at: The Cracks
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,414
MarioD Online Content OP
Veteran
OP Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,414
Thanx Ember, Ed, and JPTx3 for listening and commenting on this song. I greatly appreciate your comments.


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: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,945
PG Music Staff
Offline
PG Music Staff
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,945
Originally Posted By: MarioD
Thanx Ember, Ed, and JPTx3 for listening and commenting on this song. I greatly appreciate your comments.

It's always a pleasure to listen to your content, Mario! Always happy to offer my thoughts.


Cheers,
Ember
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
Posts728,557
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