Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#751637 01/31/23 03:16 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
This is a cautionary tale of sliding into addiction.
But paradoxically it has an upbeat Celtic style as I have much of that in my ancestry according to my DNA.
Quite difficult to sing because of the amount of words in a line but cutting them isn't an option.
I did wonder whether a vocal outro should be used over the playout.

Vic

Line up:
Bass 1161
Cello 3264
Drums Boom ChikaSW
Fiddle 3187
Guitar 3440
Guitar 1414

https://on.soundcloud.com/wjXve

The Devil's Rap © Vic Arnold
V1
Can't say it was good or bad. Naked neat or fancy clad
Rolled with any thing it had. Nothing short of cunning.
Wicked dreams, come round again.
Like a top I start to spin.
Hell knows where I'm going or been
Never saw it coming.
Inst.
V2
At the first it stings or burns. After time the body learns
to get there fast with no return. One way ticket only.
Take it short or take it long. Use it all until it's gone.
Plenty more where this came from in the land of lonely.
Ch.1
The devil's rap. Down the drain.
Through the rivers, to the main.
Like the tide, comes back again
Pulls you in, drowns your brain. Steals away your soul.
Inst.
V3
I saw a man who wasn't there, climbing up a crooked stair
and then he wasn't anywhere but never saw him leaving.
I woke up in a sky of stars. Saw another friend had passed.
Seems the moment never lasts. Nothing to believe in.
Inst.
V4
Take a sip or take a bite, taste the colours gold or white.
Hang on for the donkey ride. Tripping out to nowhere.
Here the sun will always shine in an everlasting lie.
See the truth before you die, sinking in that old chair
Inst.
Br.
Drink my fill, take the pill, lose the will to shout "Hell No!"
Here we go.
Ch.2
The devil's crap will take you down ...
Through the gutters, round the town.
In the sewers you'll be found ...
Wearing turds for a crown. Dying in a hole.


Last edited by vicarn; 02/01/23 05:50 AM.
vicarn #751680 01/31/23 08:57 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Feb 2022
Posts: 839
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Feb 2022
Posts: 839
Hey there Vic. I love the Celtic feel of this melody. You pulled it off well. I always seem to use too many words as well, but I thought it sounded really good here. I also like the idea of a vocal outro. I sure like your stuff,

Brad

vicarn #751681 01/31/23 08:58 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 1,559
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 1,559
Not my favorite genre, but I like your song and it indeed has a nice Celtic vibe.
I don't think there are too many words, the (fast) vocal rhythm works quite well for this kind of song.
I wouldn't change the outro.


Making bits and bytes sound good...

Goldmania Bella - A One-Man Girlband with no fans
Listen on Spotify
Watch on YouTube
vicarn #751715 01/31/23 11:05 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,744
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,744

Really cool Vic!

Excellent lyrics and I love the feel.

The Celtic mix works really, really well!

smile

vicarn #751717 01/31/23 11:10 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,477
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,477
Hi, Vic !


Absolutely superb !
I am weak for everything
that sounds Celtic and your
tune is no exception !

Congrats !

Dani

vicarn #751764 01/31/23 05:40 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,656
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,656
Love the vibe - it all works for me! smile


-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
vicarn #751769 01/31/23 06:07 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 2,056
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 2,056
A great Celtic sound Vic, great write. And a good warning message for young folk.

"The devil's crap will take you down ...
Through the gutters, round the town.
In the sewers you'll be found ...
Wearing turds for a crown. Dying in a hole."


https://soundcloud.com/user-646279677
BiaB 2024 Windows
For me there’s no better place in the band than to have one leg in the harmony world and the other in the percussive. Thank you Paul Tutmarc and Leo Fender.
vicarn #751770 01/31/23 06:20 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,253
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,253
VERY cool Vic. There're some difference between what's written & sung that'd be nice to clarify as those couple of spots caused me to lose focus as I was reading/listening.
Lots of classic connections with Steeleye Span and the large contingent of folk rock with Celtic flavour out there.
have you listened to the early albums of Horslips? A fabulous concoction that went from pure trad to borrowed airs to an almost Celtic prog wonder.


Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
vicarn #751794 02/01/23 03:24 AM
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,385
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,385
"...sliding into addiction" is more likely the time the addict is most upbeat --hence this stye is most appropriate. The dirge comes toward the end. I really really like this, Vic. Man, those lyrics are so fine, and I really enjoy the melody. You surround it all with a great catch of instrumentation and wrap it in an engaging mix. You rapped your way through those lyrics with apparent ease.


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: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Hey there Vic. I love the Celtic feel of this melody. You pulled it off well. I always seem to use too many words as well, but I thought it sounded really good here. I also like the idea of a vocal outro. I sure like your stuff,

Brad

Thanks Brad. Normally I'd strip it down but I liked the rush of it all. I'll think on the outro.

Vic

User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Not my favorite genre, but I like your song and it indeed has a nice Celtic vibe.
I don't think there are too many words, the (fast) vocal rhythm works quite well for this kind of song.
I wouldn't change the outro.


Thank you B.D for keeping an open mind on the genre.
You are right about the speed.

Vic

User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Really cool Vic!

Excellent lyrics and I love the feel.

The Celtic mix works really, really well!

smile

Thanks David. Appreciated.

dani48 #751840 02/01/23 05:53 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Vic !


Absolutely superb !
I am weak for everything
that sounds Celtic and your
tune is no exception !

Congrats !

Dani

Thank you Dani. Maybe there's a bit of the Celt in you too.

vicarn #751846 02/01/23 06:09 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,815
D
Expert
Offline
Expert
D
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,815
Vic,

Took me a second to get the feel for the Celtic vibe, but once the vocals kicked in I was all aboard—it works great as the vehicle for this tune. I don’t find it too wordy at all and I think you’ve done a great job on the vocal. Really like the chorus and that fiddle really pops. I would leave the outro as is, sans any vocal additions. Good stuff!

Best regards,

Deej

vicarn #751959 02/01/23 11:41 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,114
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,114
Hey Vic,

I love Celtic music, and although I've never attempted it myself I enjoy listening to it.

Great groove, and your vocal really works well here.

Excellent write too.

Well done!

dcuny #751993 02/02/23 05:09 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
Thanks David.
Glad you approve.

Vic

User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper
A great Celtic sound Vic, great write. And a good warning message for young folk.

"The devil's crap will take you down ...
Through the gutters, round the town.
In the sewers you'll be found ...
Wearing turds for a crown. Dying in a hole."


I hope so B.T.
Glad you like it.

Vic

rayc #752002 02/02/23 08:22 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
Thanks Ray.
Yes I found one instance now and fixed it but can't find any more at the moment.

I'd not heard Horslips before, but I quite like that kind of hybrid sound.

Vic

User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
vicarn Offline OP
Expert
OP Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,795
Thanks again Marty.

Vic

vicarn #752004 02/02/23 08:24 AM
User Showcase
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,048
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,048
I really like this one!
Yes, there certainly is a Celtic vibe.
The music makes one feel like dancing.
Great music and lovely vocal!

Anne-Marie


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

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


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
Topics81,612
Posts735,102
Members38,515
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
TonyInManchester, jslynbrrs01, amdwilsns01, Juan Jose, BroDon
38,515 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 185
DC Ron 101
dcuny 88
DrDan 74
Today's Birthdays
brijb20, Erik S. te M.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5