Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#704678 - 02/14/22 12:14 PM [User Showcase] In My Eye
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
In My Eye

Flyin' blind in space and time, trying to find, a little peace of mind
People come, and then they go just like the leaves from trees when the wind blows
In my life, nothin ever seemed just right, I could find no joy in the day or the night
Then she came into my sight, and I could finally see the light
I got love in my eye.

Now in my life everything's alright, she makes me feel so alive
I saw the light when I got love in my eye.

When I first saw the light, I thought that I would lose my sight,
For the rest of my life, I'd go blind.
But the love of my life agreed to be my wife, and now everything is lookin' fine
When I realized I had love in my eye, no mater how hard I tried, I couldn't find a reason why.
Then I could see the love she had for me, She could see the love in my eye

Now she's my wife, and everything's alright, she makes me feel so alive.
I saw the light when I got love in my eye.
( Saxamafone Solo )

Bird on a wire won't need to fly higher, when he can see everything that he needs.
It always looks better when thers's a change in the weather and nothin' is ever as it seems.

Now everything looks bright, and everyone's allright, She's still the love of my life.
I see the light cause I've got Love In My Eye...


I originally wrote and recorded this song for my wife several years ago, and I usually play it for her on Valentine's holiday... she must like it 'cause we're still together after many years...

I'm Singing, and playing Acoustic & Electric Guitars.
Midi Keys: Electric Piano, Organ fills, Bass & Drums.

BiaB RealTracks in song:
382:Guitar, Slide, Background Blues Ev 085
~673:Organ, B3, Background Blues BB Ev 085
? Sax Solo
_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
#704688 - 02/14/22 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 697
Loc: SA, Australia
Ghostgum Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 697
Loc: SA, Australia
This is a really cool vibe. Catchy tune, strong lyric.
I got the feeling that the backing band instruments were warmer than the vocals (which, by comparison seemed distant and less resonant) but maybe that was the recording/mixing style in the 80s. Feel free to correct me if I'm off the mark there. wink
Well worth a second listen.
_________________________
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

Top
#704693 - 02/14/22 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: Ghostgum]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
This is a really cool vibe. Catchy tune, strong lyric.
I got the feeling that the backing band instruments were warmer than the vocals (which, by comparison seemed distant and less resonant) but maybe that was the recording/mixing style in the 80s. Feel free to correct me if I'm off the mark there. wink
Well worth a second listen.

I did a lot of analog audio production in the '70's &'80s, but this tune was produced in Cakewalk Sonar around 2010, with a few tweaks since... I have a version somewhere with a much better vocalist, maybe I can dig it up... Thanks big-time for the feedback.
_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
#704700 - 02/14/22 02:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3722
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3722
Loc: The Netherlands
A really good song!
The melody is so nice.
Your voice might need some "warming up" like Ghostgum said, but even without that, it's a fine song.
Well done!

Rob and Anne-Marie
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/



Top
#704701 - 02/14/22 02:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 961
Loc: Christchurch, New Zealand
NigelSpiers Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 961
Loc: Christchurch, New Zealand
Hi Bloc-Head,

This is another excellent song. I'm a huge Little Feat fan and this would have made Lowell George a happy man.

Don't worry about another vocalist - you have nailed it!

keep em coming - please.

Best Regards
Nigel
_________________________
Nigel Spiers
Christchurch, New Zealand
info@nzacoustics.com

Top
#704720 - 02/14/22 03:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: NigelSpiers]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 17616
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 17616
Loc: Hamlin NY
You ain't no blockhead on this one!

This is a super song for a loved one. Expertly played and mixed.

Warming the vocal may help but I found nothing wrong with this vocal.

Fantastic song
_________________________
I think I'll just put an ‘Out of Order’ sticker on my forehead and call it a day.

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

Top
#704724 - 02/14/22 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
Originally Posted By: RnAM
A really good song!
The melody is so nice.
Your voice might need some "warming up" like Ghostgum said, but even without that, it's a fine song.
Well done!
Rob and Anne-Marie

Thank you for listening... I appreciate your feedback.
_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
#704754 - 02/14/22 06:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: NigelSpiers]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Bloc-Head,

This is another excellent song. I'm a huge Little Feat fan and this would have made Lowell George a happy man.

Don't worry about another vocalist - you have nailed it!

keep em coming - please.

Best Regards
Nigel

Thanks so much Nigel, I too, am a huge LF fan... Lowell was one of my Heroes... Always good to read your comments, and looking forward to hearing more of your music.
_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
#704773 - 02/14/22 10:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 02/22/16
Posts: 892
Loc: Illinois, USA
firesong Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/22/16
Posts: 892
Loc: Illinois, USA
Hey Bloc...first off you had me at the intro...nice melody and I love the groove of the bass and the B3 sold me completely...great harmonies...the saxes are "very saxy"...as usual your mix is tight and so appealing...if she didn't love you before writing this it surely must have sealed the deal...great write and great performance.
_________________________
www.soundclick.com/firesong
BiaB 2022, Steinberg Cubase Pro 12, Wavelab 11.1, SpetraLayers Pro 8, Audacity, UR44 Interface, Yamaha Genos, Roland FP60 and FP10, Windows 10

You are who you are because you do what you do because of what you believe.

Top
#704828 - 02/15/22 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4375
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4375
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Really well done!

I agree with Nigel, your vocal sounds great to me. As does the rest of the track, good performance and arrangement.

Keep them coming, I'm a fan smile

Top
#704846 - 02/15/22 08:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: MarioD]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
Originally Posted By: MarioD
You ain't no blockhead on this one!

This is a super song for a loved one. Expertly played and mixed.

Warming the vocal may help but I found nothing wrong with this vocal.

Fantastic song


am too... grin;-)
Thanks Mario... those are some very nice comments.
_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
#704905 - 02/15/22 01:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10292
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10292
Loc: Florida
bloc-head,

A very cool song.

Super opening! Nice acoustic chops.

Killer vocal and BGVs (opinion: a bit too much high-end EQ - kinda "crispy" - slightly lifts the vocal out-of-the-mix).

A good write. Outstanding melody. Reminds me of the best of Huey Lewis (not that it sounds like Huey, but has that excellent commercial Pop Rock magic).

A great listen.

You've got talent.

fj

Top
#704950 - 02/15/22 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: firesong]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
Originally Posted By: firesong
Hey Bloc...first off you had me at the intro...nice melody and I love the groove of the bass and the B3 sold me completely...great harmonies...the saxes are "very saxy"...as usual your mix is tight and so appealing...if she didn't love you before writing this it surely must have sealed the deal...great write and great performance.

I don't wanna give away too much, but we've been married to each other for most of our lives, so I guess that deal was sealed long before I wrote this song... She's a lucky gal. grin;-) Thanks for the friendly words...
_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
#704952 - 02/15/22 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 06/21/21
Posts: 1500
Mark Hayes Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/21/21
Posts: 1500
Enjoying now. Thank you. I can't add to the praise without repeating it, but it is well deserved.

Googled "saxamaphone" to see if it was something real and almost got fooled when Google silently substituted "saxophone".

Top
#704987 - 02/15/22 08:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Sacramento, California
Great intro, catchy beat, nice write. Nice vocals, too.

I like this one a lot. laugh

That said... there's something squeaky in the left channel that's distracting. I think it's guitar strings. I actually had to switch from speakers to my headphones just to make sure I wasn't hearing things.
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#705052 - 02/16/22 05:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: dcuny]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Really well done!

I agree with Nigel, your vocal sounds great to me. As does the rest of the track, good performance and arrangement.
Keep them coming, I'm a fan smile

Thanks Dave... I do appreciate your feedback.


Originally Posted By: floyd jane
bloc-head,
A very cool song.
Super opening! Nice acoustic chops.
Killer vocal and BGVs (opinion: a bit too much high-end EQ - kinda "crispy" - slightly lifts the vocal out-of-the-mix).
A good write. Outstanding melody. Reminds me of the best of Huey Lewis (not that it sounds like Huey, but has that excellent commercial Pop Rock magic).
A great listen.
You've got talent.
fj

Aw shucks, thanks Floyd...


Originally Posted By: Mark Hayes
Enjoying now. Thank you. I can't add to the praise without repeating it, but it is well deserved.
Googled "saxamaphone" to see if it was something real and almost got fooled when Google silently substituted "saxophone".

Thanks Mark... I tried to learn the saxamafone, but I sucked at it, and just couldn't make it work... but the RT soloist, I used on this project, nailed it... don't know his name, but this cat can blow...



_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
#705053 - 02/16/22 05:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 15548
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
AudioTrack Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 15548
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
This is really enjoyable.

I really like the lyrics, and the phrasing is really neat.

Vocally superb. Musically perfect/.

Well done, no question.
_________________________
BIAB & RB2022 Win.(Audiophile), SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, SynthogyIvory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, NS40M Monitors, Pioneer ActiveMonitors, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top
#705055 - 02/16/22 06:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: bloc-head]
Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 1009
Loc: Belgium
Derochette Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 1009
Loc: Belgium
Hi Bloc-Head,

the lyrics are super well written and endearing. The melody is pretty and the orchestration very pleasant. Well done.

Kindly regrd
Derochette
alias JaniJAckFlash

Top
#705062 - 02/16/22 06:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: dcuny]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
Originally Posted By: dcuny
Great intro, catchy beat, nice write. Nice vocals, too.

I like this one a lot. laugh

That said... there's something squeaky in the left channel that's distracting. I think it's guitar strings. I actually had to switch from speakers to my headphones just to make sure I wasn't hearing things.
Thanks David, you have a good ear... I believe the "squeaky" you're hearing is string noise from my Santa Cruz acoustic guitar... it's pretty loud in the mix... I tried to mask it with the Electric Piano, but then finally just decided to ignored it... Good Ears David.
_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
#705086 - 02/16/22 09:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: In My Eye ~ ( for my Babe, on Valentine's Day ) [Re: AudioTrack]
Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
bloc-head Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1137
Loc: Southeast USA
Originally Posted By: AudioTrack
This is really enjoyable.

I really like the lyrics, and the phrasing is really neat.

Vocally superb. Musically perfect/.

Well done, no question.

Thanks for listening Trevor, and thanks for all your help & advice on the main BiaB forum.
_________________________
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Windows10; BIAB-2022; Cakewalk;
Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Native Komplete




Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
How to: Select Styles, RealTracks, and MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box®

Here's a brief overview video explaining how Styles, RealTracks, MIDI tracks, and MIDI SuperTracks function in Band-in-a-Box®, and how to select them in your project. Please let us know if you have any questions!

How to Select Styles, RealTracks, and MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box®

How to: Associating Song Files with Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Our Tips & Tricks videos are great for quickly learning a feature within Band-in-a-Box®!

Did you know you can you can associate song files so that they open up directly in Band-in-a-Box®? Chantelle explains how in one of our latest videos, Associating Song Files with Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

The Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Ends Sunday, July 31st!

There's still some time left to save up to 50% on Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac upgrades and receive a FREE Bonus PAK, but only if you place your order before 11:59pm PDT Sunday, July 31, 2022!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available. Need help deciding? Let us know - we're here to help!

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

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Review

A 5-STAR reveiew - wow!

Read what Sound-Guy (Dennis) has to say about Band-in-a-Box® 2022 with their latest review, Review: Band-in-a-Box 2022.

"Band in a Box continues to evolve as an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to compose, arrange and mix songs."
-Dennis J Wilkins

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows is eXtra Ready!

We've made Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows eXtra Ready!

Thinking of adding the new XPro Styles PAK 3 and Xtra Styles PAK 13 to your Band-in-a-Box 2022 for Windows? Download the latest program update, which adds support for these new Add-ons!

Oh, and the XPro Styles PAKs and Xtra Styles PAKs are ON SALE until July 31st... save up to 40%!

Learn more, listen to demos, and purchase:
XPro Styles PAKs
Xtra Styles PAKs

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac - Special EXTENDED to July 31st!

Great news! We've extended our Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac special until July 31st!

Order during our special and save up to 50% on Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac upgrades and receive a FREE Bonus PAK!

Purchase your copy of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 during our special and add over 50 new features and a FREE Bonus PAK! 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, but for more even more Add-ons (including 60 Bonus RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks Set 35: All Guitar, Instrumental Studies Set 17: Classic Country Guitar Soloing, Artist Performance Set 12: Songs with Vocal Volume 2, RealDrums Stems Set 2, and Look Ma! More MIDI 8) upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in these packages, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available. Need help deciding? Let us know - we're here to help!

How to: Connect a MIDI Keyboard and Change Patches in Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Our team has put together a video that covers how to connect a MIDI keyboard to Band-in-a-Box, record, and change MIDI patches.

Video: Band-in-a-Box® for Mac: How to connect a MIDI keyboard and change patches

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.

Forum Stats
36363 Members
64 Forums
75256 Topics
661606 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Willkho, Jesse, Appoggiatura, Ean, didongthongminh

36363 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 176
AudioTrack 169
Matt Finley 107
rayc 104
Janice & Bud 100
Torrey Bliss 99
Gordon Scott 94
firesong 83
justanoldmuso 82
Guitarhacker 76
Today's Birthdays
pochofenix, sslechta