"Down The Monongahela River"

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BIAB Style:

WESTWLZ.STY Triple Time Western Waltz sw8

531:Bass, Acoustic, Pop Sw 065 (Reverb 0)
1108:Guitar, Acoustic Fingerpicking BluegrassWaltz Ev 140 (Reverb 40)
RealDrums=JazzBrushesWaltz (Reverb 30)
1107:Fiddle, Background BluegrassWaltz Ev 140 (Reverb 50)
1109:Guitar, Acoustic Stumming BluegrassWaltz Ev 140 (Reverb 35)
3278:Vocal Mmms, Rhythm RockNRoll Gospel12-8 4part Sw 065 (Reverb 50)
3128:Mandola, Background AmericanaFolk68Andy sw 060 (Reverb 45)

I replaced the original RealDrums (EthnicWaltz) with the Jazz equivalent.
I processed the fiddle track in Reaper DAW, adding Vocal Finalizer FX to give more body, depth, and resonance.
The original BIAB arrangement selected only the mandola for the last bar, but the resulting drop in volume and atmosphere seemed too sudden. Consequently, I added a few extra notes with various midi-generated sound-samples from Reason (Thoughtful Violin, Acoustic Bass Rig, Symphonic Strings).

I have noticed also that when you arrange BIAB solo instruments cutting in and out at different parts on the song, there is often an unwanted half-note or two at the beginning of the bar you don't want that instrument playing. I have yet to come to grips with note-by-note editing in BIAB so my current solution is to render the song "1 file per track" and edit those tracks individually in Audacity.

Other instruments: (Reason 11 sound samples)
Accordion, Banjo, Mandolin Ensemble, Piccolo.
via by Korg K61p midi keyboard.



Edited by Andrew - PG Music (01/26/21 03:39 PM)