Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,113
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,113
Broken World

This is a co-write between my wife Kathy and myself. In addition to the audio, we also have a video for this song done by Christiane, link is at the bottom of this post.

Broken World (2022, Kathy & Dave Bell)

This world is broken
The pain runs deep
Distrust rules
and talk is cheap

If war is the answer,
what was the question?
It makes no sense,
all this mindless aggression.

Chorus:
How will we heal
How will we love
When will we ever,
see the dove

Distrust and doubt,
we let them in
Mankind has caused
this world of sin

It's love my friend,
for God and man,
that will help us
to be one again


The Band:

2621:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Swing16WahWah Sw16 085
3351:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm SwampyBluesBrent Ev 095
671:Organ, B3, Background Southern Ev 120

Christiane (Chris) Spruit: Lead vocal and BGV

Marty Straub: Bass guitar and BGV panned left

I'm playing the lead guitar, a wha guitar, and did the BGV panned right

I used EZDrummer2 to build the drum track.

Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone.

All comments welcome!

Chris did a great video for the song that matches the message perfectly I think:


User Showcase
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 18,352
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 18,352
Another extraordinary delivery, and one that exemplifies how a visual accompaniment can further enhance the musical component of a composition.

This is uniquely fantastic from every angle. Musically, lyrically and visually, you have a great team in place.


BIAB & RB2024 Win.(Audiophile), Sonar Platinum, Cakewalk by Bandlab, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, Synthogy Ivory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, NS40M Monitors, Pioneer Active Monitors, AKG K271 Studio H'phones
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,675
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,675
Dave & Kathy & Christiane & Marty...

A good Rock write. Simple, not simplistic...and to the point. Nice soaring chorus!

Y'all's sound is well-honed. Like the band's been together forever.

Chris' vocals are excellent. Powerful.

Marty's bass, excellent (of course).

Dave's guitar - lyrical - as always.

Great drum sound! Excellent mix.

Has the sound of a Starship classic.

fj

User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 2,624
J
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
J
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 2,624
v nice sound pictures and vocals.
liked that change at 1.45 .
it evokes for me somewhat pink floyd.
i like the way the vocs come back into the song later.
good arrange.

happiness
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 2011
Posts: 7,558
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,558
Excellent tune Dave. Kudos to you and your wife. An awesome song is born. Chris's vocal was perfect. Well done on the harmonies as well. Guitar was nasty. Marty's walking bassline laid down such a cool groove to the song. Video was excellent as well. Well done..

Last edited by Scott C; 04/02/22 07:30 AM.

Scott Collingwood
https://soundcloud.com/scottt709
https://soundcloud.com/spiritlevel-ca
https://www.youtube.com/@SpiritLevel-ge3hm/
User Showcase
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,905
Expert
Online Content
Expert
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,905
This is an exceptional production...the music is pristine in it's production quality...it is a beautiful, thoughtful and relevant lyric, well crafted...Christiane's vocal is captivating and so appropriate for the style, just beautiful...as usual Dave, you and Marty have seamlessly joined the players in BiaB to form a great band and as usual the video is so well suited to the song and adds to the powerful effect and message...so well done!


www.soundclick.com/firesong
BiaB 2024, Steinberg Cubase Pro 13, Wavelab 11.2, SpetraLayers Pro 10, Audacity, Steinberg 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.
User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,631
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,631
It's great when all the pieces of a song work so well, like it does here! smile

Vocals, lyrics, guitar and arrangement sound great, and the mix is solid as well.

As floyd jane says, simple and to the point - pounds in the chorus like a pop song should.


-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,495
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,495
Dave, Kathy, Christiane & Marty

Great work - excellent topical song beautifully crafted.

All the parts come together so well including the well done video.

Great vocal bass & guitar.

Top class pro work.

Peter

User Showcase
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 5,786
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 5,786
Blue Attitude team + Kathy

A well delivered message!
This says it all:

"If war is the answer,
what was the question?

Chris done a great job on vocals and video. Dave, cool lead / Wah guitars. Marty perfect bass and BGV (maybe slightly louder). Neat harmonies. Clear mix, smooth listen. Well done! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

User Showcase
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 5,063
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 5,063
So sad to still have to write songs about war. This is certainly a good one on every level.

Josie

User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,248
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,248
The angry wah & lead blend really well - particularly the angrier wah stabs.
You've a team that seems to create excellent tunes as a matter of course.
As fj wrote simple but not simplistic.
Every one is in fine form and making music that make sense and a message that shames us all.


Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,113
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,113
Originally Posted By: AudioTrack
Another extraordinary delivery, and one that exemplifies how a visual accompaniment can further enhance the musical component of a composition.

This is uniquely fantastic from every angle. Musically, lyrically and visually, you have a great team in place.


Thanks for the kind words, Trev!

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,574
L
Expert
Offline
Expert
L
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,574
What a great production and song. Lovely voice.


Windows 10 Home 20H2 Build 19042.487
BIAB 2021 (Build 818)
Intel(R) Core(TM), i3-4160, CPU @3.60 GHz RAM 16 GB, 64 Bit X64-based processor
Zoom UAC-2 (USB 3 interface-built in midi)
VoiceLive 3 Extreme, Sputnik Valve Condenser Mic
User Showcase
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 18,864
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 18,864
Hi Dave, Kathy, Christiane and Marty...

This is super extraordinary.

The sound is absolutely stunning. From start to end, nothing but first class everything!

These lyrics are right on point, too. Incredibly powerful.

You've all done a truly brilliant job creating this.

The video is the icing on a really fine cake.

All the best,
Noel


MY SONGS...
Audiophile BIAB 2024
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,733
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,733

Hey Y'all, great song, with a retro vibe.

Very timely!

smile

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,312
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,312
Great songwriting and performances by all...
Excellent arrangement too.
My only criticism would be; maybe too much Vocal & Lead Reverb... sounds a little too wet to me.
Very cool Song/Production...

Last edited by bloc-head; 04/03/22 10:58 AM.

Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Win-11; BiaB-2024-latest Beta;
Cakewalk; Melodyne-5; Scaler 2; NI Komplete:
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20



User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,113
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,113
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Kathy & Christiane & Marty...

A good Rock write. Simple, not simplistic...and to the point. Nice soaring chorus!

Y'all's sound is well-honed. Like the band's been together forever.

Chris' vocals are excellent. Powerful.

Marty's bass, excellent (of course).

Dave's guitar - lyrical - as always.

Great drum sound! Excellent mix.

Has the sound of a Starship classic.

fj


Well, you will never get more than a simple lyric from me, my brain is not wired to come up with the clever stuff that guys like you and Marty seem to be able to do effortlessly wink

Thanks as always for the support, Floyd, it is appreciated!

Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
v nice sound pictures and vocals.
liked that change at 1.45 .
it evokes for me somewhat pink floyd.
i like the way the vocs come back into the song later.
good arrange.

happiness
om


I like that bit at 1:45 too. Thanks for the listen and comment, om!

User Showcase
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,048
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,048
Outstanding song in every way!
Music, guitars, vocals and video.
Let's hope for the dove!

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/


User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,781
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,781
Dave, Kathy, Christiane and Marty, you all should be very proud of this one!

Everything is top shelf perfect

Great vocal, outstanding lyrics.

The guitar and bass parts were fantastic.

The mix was spot on.

I agree about the Starship comment.

Loved it!


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB/RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software/hardware
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,742
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,742
Strong and sad message, world is broken, unfortunately, and there's only bigger guns in the horizon.
Excellent guitar sounds. Enjoyable guitar and bass playing. Chris has strong passion in her voice once again, the backing vocals are also good. All instruments work nicely together.

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

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
Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Today!

Add updated printing options, enhanced tracks settings, smoother use of MGU and SGU (BB files) within PowerTracks, and more with the latest PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 update!

Learn more about this free update for PowerTracks Pro Audio & download it at www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_pt.htm#2024_5

The Newest RealBand 2024 Update is Here!

The newest RealBand 2024 Build 5 update is now available!

Download and install this to your RealBand 2024 for updated print options, streamlined loading and saving of .SGU & MGU (BB) files, and to add a number of program adjustments that address user-reported bugs and concerns.

This free update is available to all RealBand 2024 users. To learn more about this update and download it, head to www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#20245

The Band-in-a-Box® Flash Drive Backup Option

Today (April 5) is National Flash Drive Day!

Did you know... not only can you download your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase - you can also choose to add a flash drive backup copy with the installation files for only $15? It even comes with a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

For the larger Band-in-a-Box® packages (UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition), the hard drive backup copy is available for only $25. This will include a preinstalled and ready to use program, along with your installation files.

Backup copies are offered during the checkout process on our website.

Already purchased your e-delivery version, and now you wish you had a backup copy? It's not too late! If your purchase was for the current version of Band-in-a-Box®, you can still reach out to our team directly to place your backup copy order!

Note: the Band-in-a-Box® keychain is only included with flash drive backup copies, and cannot be purchased separately.

Handy flash drive tip: Always try plugging in a USB device the wrong way first? If your flash drive (or other USB plug) doesn't have a symbol to indicate which way is up, look for the side with a seam on the metal connector (it only has a line across one side) - that's the side that either faces down or to the left, depending on your port placement.

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows® Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows for free with build 1111!

With this update, there's more control when saving images from the Print Preview window, we've added defaults to the MultiPicker for sorting and font size, updated printing options, updated RealTracks and other content, and addressed user-reported issues with the StylePicker, MIDI Soloists, key signature changes, and more!

Learn more about this free update for Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#1111

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 Review: 4.75 out of 5 Stars!

If you're looking for a in-depth review of the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows version, you'll definitely find it with Sound-Guy's latest review, Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows Review: Incredible new capabilities to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs.

A few excerpts:
"The Tracks view is possibly the single most powerful addition in 2024 and opens up a new way to edit and generate accompaniments. Combined with the new MultiPicker Library Window, it makes BIAB nearly perfect as an 'intelligent' composer/arranger program."

"MIDI SuperTracks partial generation showing six variations – each time the section is generated it can be instantly auditioned, re-generated or backed out to a previous generation – and you can do this with any track type. This is MAJOR! This takes musical experimentation and honing an arrangement to a new level, and faster than ever."

"Band in a Box continues to be an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs, as well as an extensive educational resource. It is huge, with hundreds of functions, more than any one person is likely to ever use. Yet, so is any DAW that I have used. BIAB can do some things that no DAW does, and this year BIAB has more DAW-like functions than ever."

Convenient Ways to Listen to Band-in-a-Box® Songs Created by Program Users!

The User Showcase Forum is an excellent place to share your Band-in-a-Box® songs and listen to songs other program users are creating!

There are other places you can listen to these songs too! Visit our User Showcase page to sort by genre, artist (forum name), song title, and date - each listing will direct you to the forum post for that song.

If you'd rather listen to these songs in one place, head to our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, where you'll have the option to select the genre playlist for your listening pleasure. This page has SoundCloud built in, so it won't redirect you. We've also added the link to the Artists SoundCloud page here, and a link to their forum post.

We hope you find some inspiration from this amazing collection of User Showcase Songs!

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!

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,580
Posts734,679
Members38,499
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
Tusar Sarkar, RTW, wtsy365, DerFlex, xabialonso259@gmai
38,499 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 200
DC Ron 108
dcuny 88
WaoBand 75
Today's Birthdays
AlberMaxSax, Lloyd Morris
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5