You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#730685 - 09/06/22 01:07 PM [User Showcase] Rebirth
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
Something I wrote a few days ago. I think the melody (apart from the very beginning) is a little static, perhaps ... but there we are, see if you agree or disagree? I'm still officially "on sabbatical", still looking for proper inspiration and resting my mind, in the meantime, but I just thought I'd share this one, anyway. See what you think. Thanks.

Rebirth

THE BAND:

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Rebirth - 1 September 2022
File:Rebirth - 1 September 2022.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=3:34
No intro. 72 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 72. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _ISSUES.STY (Issues Songwriter 16th Strumming)

RealTracks in style: 1759:Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2917:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryFolk8thsMike Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 3912:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm SongwriterAggressiveDADGAD Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: 1761:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 085
RealDrums in style:Americana Drums and Shaker [Multi]

*******************

THE SOLOISTS:

Whistle and flute VSTs from Mixcraft Pro Studio 9, where the whole thing was mixed.
_________________________
My website

Top
#730690 - 09/06/22 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 02/22/16
Posts: 1119
Loc: Illinois, USA
firesong Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/22/16
Posts: 1119
Loc: Illinois, USA
James...very pretty melody...really nice use of BiaB...great track.
_________________________
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
#730691 - 09/06/22 02:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3918
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3918
Loc: The Netherlands
What a very nice instrumental.
The Mixcraft Pro VST soloist plug-ins sound really great!

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
#730765 - 09/07/22 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6915
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6915
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Lovely backtrack James. The melody was very pretty. Loved the chord progressions. Well done

Top
#730780 - 09/07/22 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 02/23/22
Posts: 458
Loc: California
Brad Williams Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/23/22
Posts: 458
Loc: California
This came out very nicely James. I thought it was a good mix and a nice melody, and I didn't think it had was too static.

Top
#730799 - 09/07/22 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: Brad Williams]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 18101
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 18101
Loc: Hamlin NY
James this is a great song.
Great melody.

To really nitpick when one is trying to emulate a wind instrument one must allow the emulated player to breathe. No whistler or flutist can hold notes and/or phrases like yours here for that long. Been there - done that and I still make that mistake myself. Note that this is just my opinion and others may or may not agree with me.

Regardless this is a great song.

Two thumbs up.
_________________________
My new SUV has a button labeled "rear wiper". I'm afraid to push it!

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

Top
#730802 - 09/07/22 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 6547
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 6547
Loc: North Carolina

This sounds really cool James!

Very hypnotic!

smile

Top
#730850 - 09/08/22 05:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 2233
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 2233
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
I like the whistle and flute a lot, and can hear you singing or saying the wonderful lyrics you have yet to write for this, James. This song IS your inspiration, brother. Write the words that only you can, and speak them like only you can over the wonderful melody you already have.
_________________________
Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

Babu Music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDrsXTXfShgnGalQZ0ElQw
Me on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub

My website: http://martystraub.com/

using Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 10

Top
#730921 - 09/08/22 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3285
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3285
James,
Its a good melody...Marty said it perfectly: let your inner wordsmith get to work. I missed your vocals!

Robert

Top
#730991 - 09/09/22 08:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
Thank you, all, ever so much for such truly kind comments!

Responding to specific comments made:

Mario: yes. I was thinking of the fact that it perhaps needed a breath of two in the VSTs. On the other hand, that's why we have VSTs, right? to do what the "normal" instrument can't do. I'll reflect on it, but you have a very, very good point there! Thanks for your wonderful comments!

Marty: ever so kind, and eloquent, too, in your kindness. Thank you so much.

Robert: have had a bit of a writer's block, of late (to put it mildly, haha), so I've avoided writing lyrics for a while. The good news is that the clouds seem to be lifting, at long last - and now it's just a question of finding the time to sit and write. Thank you so, so much for your very kind and thoughtful, as always, comments!
_________________________
My website

Top
#731022 - 09/09/22 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 1203
Loc: Belgium
Derochette Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 1203
Loc: Belgium
Hi musican17,

The flute is well chosen but the length of the notes does not seem realistic to me. Apart from this detail, the melody is very pleasant and the whole pleasant.

Kindly regard
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash

Top
#731051 - 09/09/22 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 2034
Loc: Maryland
TuneMonger Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 2034
Loc: Maryland
Yeah, it's easy to get lost listening to that wonderful vibrato you're playing and forget to let off the key. I've certainly done that. This is very nice and has a smooth energy that is unusual, I think, in music. Usually you get frenetic and mellow and not much in between, that's what I like about this. Good work.
_________________________
Windows 10, Intel Core I5 10400, 16 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, Komplete keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 11, BIAB 2020 UltraPlus Pak

Top
#731140 - 09/10/22 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1572
Loc: United Kingdom
Thanks Derochette and Tunemonger. I will see what to do about the long notes, though I must say I quite like them, haha. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment!
_________________________
My website

Top
#731238 - 09/11/22 01:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 12286
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 12286
Loc: GA USA
Lovely and mysterious and smooth ... evokes a lot of nature images.

Nice listening while looking at the forest out our "studio" window!

J&B
_________________________
J&B Videos
J&B Soundcloud
J&B Website

Top
#731300 - 09/12/22 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rebirth [Re: musician17]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10523
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10523
Loc: Florida
James,

A nice progression and melody.
Mix sounds good.

fj

Top


PG Music News
Celebrate National Jukebox Day with Band-in-a-Box®!

Happy National Jukebox Day!

You don't need to go out and buy a Jukebox - if you're using Band-in-a-Box®, you already have one!

What does the Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox do?

Using the directory you choose, the Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox will provide you with background music by continuously play the entire list of Band-in-a-Box® SGU files within that folder! There are many options for you to customize your Jukebox experience, including: Only Play song with melodies, Change Melody Instrument, Random order Playback, Audible Count-in, and more! Plus, the Jukebox will continue to play while you use other programs, providing your favorite music for continued background listening pleasure!

To learn more about the Jukebox feature in Band-in-a-Box®, check out Chapter 5 of our online manual, here. Mac too!

Don't wait - Update Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Today!

The latest Band-in-a-Box® update allows you to easily see the RealDrums with Stems in the update RealDrums picker, provides an abundance of accessibility enhancements, updates a variety of existing RealTracks, and more! It also includes the latest 2022 DAW Plugin updates!

Don't wait - install it today!

It's Time To Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2022!

Using Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows? Pop over to our support page and download your free update today! We've added new and improved RealTracks content (for your existing RealTracks) and many other enhancements requested by program users, and included the latest DAW Plugin with updated render settings, the ability to exclude tracks from MCC, and more! While you're there, don't forget to update your RealBand 2022!

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac users will want to download their update too! It includes additional support for audio interfaces for recording audio, a filter for the RealDrums picker for showing RealDrums with Drum stems, adds the newest DAW Plugin, and addresses many user suggestions.

Learn more and download Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Build 926.

Learn more and download Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Build 609.

Update Your RealBand 2022 Today!

With RealBand 2022 Build 5, dragging a section of audio now updates the From/Thru display, keyboard shortcuts have been added to the Tracks & Audio Edit Windows, you can save MIDI tracks to a Utility Track with an MGU or SGU file, and more!

Read the full list of RealBand 2022 updates and download now.

The XPro & Xtra Styles PAKs Special Ends September 30th!

Amp up your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 experience when you add XPro and Xtra Styles PAKs... on sale until September 30th!

XPro Styles PAKs are styles that work with any version (Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition) of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 (or higher). We offer 3 PAKs, and each PAK includes over 100 styles!

Xtra Styles PAKs are styles that work with the UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 (or higher). There are 13 PAKs available, with over 100 styles in each PAK!

They're all on sale only September 30th!
Each PAK can be purchased for $29 (reg. $49)... Order XPro Styles PAKS | Order Xtra Styles PAKs

How to: Using the New Download and Install Manager to Install on macOS

In this video we show you how to use the new Band-in-a-Box® Download And Install Manager to install Band-in-a-Box® 2022 on macOS: Installing Band-in-a-Box® On macOS Using The New Download And Install Manager

Learn more about this feature.

Forum Stats
36762 Members
64 Forums
76098 Topics
673113 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Bozze, World Access, popal159, KuribohG, SerStickman

36761 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
jpettit 198
Matt Finley 186
AudioTrack 166
MusicStudent 157
Rob Helms 134
MarioD 128
PeterGannon 125
Rustyspoon# 124
musocity 121
Bass Thumper 116
Today's Birthdays
M_Valley, Old Ed