Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#769487 06/24/23 01:27 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Distant Dreams

Lost in a dreamland far far away.

I was messing around with EZKeys2 and it gave me an interesting 8 bar section. Using its MIDI out I played it using a full string orchestra. I went into BiaB, listed said chord progression, and expanded on it. I then dragged and dropped the BiaB tracks into Studio One Pro 6, merged it with the EZKey section, copied the entire string section and forced it to follow the chord chart.

I initially had a guitar lead but I purchase Apachie, and American Indian flute for $4 USD. I played it and replaced the guitar lead with it.

BiaB style - Karma.sty - New Age Smooth Jazz
Tempo - 58 BPM

Strings - Kontakt - Solid State Strings - Kirk Hunter's Virtuoso Strings and Amadeus strings - patches - both full string orchestra
Bass - Kontakt - Kirk Hunter's Virtuoso Cellos and Amadeus Cellos - note I heavily modified this track to better fit the song
Guitar - Kontakt - Resonator Glockenspiel
Piano - Waves - Grand Rapsody - panned far left
Piano2 - from Firewood.sty - Waves - Grand Rapsody - panned far right

I am playing the Apachie flute via my wind controller.

As always all comments welcomed.

Last edited by MarioD; 06/24/23 01:28 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
MarioD #769496 06/24/23 10:53 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,496
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,496
Mario,

This is a beautiful piece of music... Love the flute and production.

Sounds like a backdrop to a movie.

Bob

MarioD #769502 06/25/23 01:56 AM
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,232
I'd love to see you at work in your lab, Mario. You are in a tattered old white coat, hair fashioned with an Einstein look, adding bits of your mind into your creation, notes flying around your computer --some discarded while others enforced. There is a beautiful aura swirling around above the scene --the visual soundscape you are creating. Magnificent music that the world needs.

Then I wake up and smile with the distant dream. You sure make the day better, Mario.


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
MarioD #769522 06/25/23 06:54 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,553
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,553
Very relaxing man.

Distant Dreams is a great title.

You should use this as the title track for a whole album of soothing music called Distant Dreams.

smile

P.S.

I see you are constantly working on controlling your wind. How is that coming along? Any progress?

Do I need to get ChatGPT to help me write a song about that?

MarioD #769569 06/26/23 05:18 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,564
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,564
Mario,

Nice.
Relaxing.
You are the king of New Age (here at least...)
Flute sound good!
Good mix.

fj

MarioD #769574 06/26/23 07:20 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,810
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,810
Mario...this is very relaxing and contemplative...a great background for my afternoon nap...see you la......zzzzzzzzzzz!


www.soundclick.com/firesong
BiaB 2023, Steinberg Cubase Pro 12, Wavelab 11.1, SpetraLayers Pro 10, 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.
MarioD #769579 06/26/23 08:14 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 1,419
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 1,419
Very relaxing and chilling...just what you need after a busy day.

The flute/glockenspiel and flute/strings combinations work really well.


Making bits and bytes sound good...

Me on YouTube

A worn acoustic guitar, an even older keyboard, some software and lots of ideas...
rsdean #769600 06/26/23 11:44 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Mario,

This is a beautiful piece of music... Love the flute and production.

Sounds like a backdrop to a movie.

Bob


Thanx Bob for these very kind words.


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: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
I'd love to see you at work in your lab, Mario. You are in a tattered old white coat, hair fashioned with an Einstein look, adding bits of your mind into your creation, notes flying around your computer --some discarded while others enforced. There is a beautiful aura swirling around above the scene --the visual soundscape you are creating. Magnificent music that the world needs.

Then I wake up and smile with the distant dream. You sure make the day better, Mario.


Marty, you really don't want to see me working in my lab. The lightning bolts from my generator to my clamp-on head bolts that run through my body to my electric guitar may frighten you.

I'm extremely glad that you like my little ditties.


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: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Very relaxing man.

Distant Dreams is a great title.

You should use this as the title track for a whole album of soothing music called Distant Dreams.

smile

P.S.

I see you are constantly working on controlling your wind. How is that coming along? Any progress?

Do I need to get ChatGPT to help me write a song about that?


I'm glad that you like it David.

At my age controlling my wind is an ever ending battle!

Go ahead any let ChatGPT to write a song about it! I'll bet it will be like classical gas blush


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: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Mario,

Nice.
Relaxing.
You are the king of New Age (here at least...)
Flute sound good!
Good mix.

fj


Thanx Floyd.

But king of New Age I am not. I'm just a hacker at it.


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
firesong #769605 06/26/23 11:54 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: firesong
Mario...this is very relaxing and contemplative...a great background for my afternoon nap...see you la......zzzzzzzzzzz!


Wake up Dan, you will be late to the meeting!

PA - I'm glad that you like it.


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: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Very relaxing and chilling...just what you need after a busy day.

The flute/glockenspiel and flute/strings combinations work really well.


Thanx for noticing the instrument combinations. Thanx for listening and commenting.


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
MarioD #769607 06/26/23 11:59 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 2,627
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 2,627
Song sounds majestic like a soaring eagle.

Nicely done.

EZKeys2 is next on my list to purchase. I hope to in the next couple weeks. I have a Native American flute, acoustic not digital, in the key of Am. I've been wanting to add it to a song, but I haven't composed one yet that will work. I like what you did with your WC NA flute.

MarioD #769612 06/26/23 01:28 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,275
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,275
Hi Mario ...

Scott (Ezekiel's Storm) has already alluded to what crossed my mind as I listened - bird(s) in free flight.

This is gorgeous! You seem to have blended that thin line between cinematic and new age with perfection. So carefree and relaxing.

As always, excellent work. You are very creative and imaginative. Excellent!

Alan


BIAB 2022 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Song sounds majestic like a soaring eagle.

Nicely done.

EZKeys2 is next on my list to purchase. I hope to in the next couple weeks. I have a Native American flute, acoustic not digital, in the key of Am. I've been wanting to add it to a song, but I haven't composed one yet that will work. I like what you did with your WC NA flute.


Thanx Ezekiel.

EZKeys2 is a fantastic piece of software that compliments BiaB. In fact many of the piano tracks are superior to BiaB's piano tracks. Many of EXKeys2 tracks sound great as full string orchestras.

I would love to hear that flute!


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
Al-David #769643 06/27/23 01:22 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Mario ...

Scott (Ezekiel's Storm) has already alluded to what crossed my mind as I listened - bird(s) in free flight.

This is gorgeous! You seem to have blended that thin line between cinematic and new age with perfection. So carefree and relaxing.

As always, excellent work. You are very creative and imaginative. Excellent!

Alan


Thanx so much Alan for this very kind review.


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
MarioD #769689 06/27/23 10:26 PM
User Showcase
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,960
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,960
You never disappoint. Ever so calm and beautiful. I usually like to listen with a critical mind, but, this time (appropriately enough, for New Age music), I just drifted off for much of it! Beautiful, soaring solo line. Bravo.

MarioD #769761 06/28/23 02:43 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,492
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,492
Lovely and relaxing.

Dreamlike, just like it says on the tin.

There's enough repetition in the flute line to give it coherence, and space to let it breath.


-- 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: 20,446
MarioD Offline OP
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,446
Originally Posted By: musician17
You never disappoint. Ever so calm and beautiful. I usually like to listen with a critical mind, but, this time (appropriately enough, for New Age music), I just drifted off for much of it! Beautiful, soaring solo line. Bravo.


Thanx so much James.

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Lovely and relaxing.

Dreamlike, just like it says on the tin.

There's enough repetition in the flute line to give it coherence, and space to let it breath.


Thanx David. I do like the flute sound and just bought the Swam Flutes. I'm having fun with them.


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
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
Topics81,141
Posts729,070
Members38,361
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
moodswing2, james james james, Closed Sessioner, Stringsurfer, mark carrero
38,361 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 202
dcuny 173
musocity 138
rsdean 137
DC Ron 129
Al-David 127
BIABman 99
Today's Birthdays
Charlie Leo
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5