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January 25, 2022 User Showcase Song - I've Never Had It So Good

I have always enjoyed the work that Dave Bell and Marty Straub
present here in the forum and for this project they both graciously
lent their talents to help me get this song together.

I've Never Had It So Good

Marty's bass playing is always so solid and Dave is one of the
finest blues players that I know of. I developed this song over
the last couple of weeks and really enjoyed putting it all together.

BIAB - Piano 2303 Country Rock John Ev 120
Marty Straub - Bass
Dave Bell - Lead Guitar (solo and fills)
Me -Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Organ & Synths
Drums - Drums On Demand

I've Never Had It So Good
Words and music by
Torrey Bliss, Marty Straub and Dave Bell
©2022
It's kind of a throw-back Rhythm and Blues/Rock number. Thanks
for giving it a listen and I hope you all enjoy it.

Posted at 09:29 AM

January 21, 2022 Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows!

Here's what they're saying about Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows

"2022 is a true game changer, the biggest thing since the first RealTracks."
"Hands-down the best upgrade!"
"I always know I will love the RealTracks and this year is no exception. Some truly beautiful stuff in there."
"MicroChords is worth the upgrade alone. 4 chords per beat!"
"One of the most exciting upgrades to BIAB since I've been using the program and certainly the most fun to me!"
"Playable RealTracks + micro chords...WOW!"
"The new installer also makes it a breeze to download and install."
"Looks like everyone is in for a treat this year."
"I owned 2020 and now bought upgrade to 2022. New version is fantastic, I like the new features and styles!"
"I absolutely love the MC (microchords) up to 16 chords on a bar."
"There is something for everyone in the new version 2022!"
"This is a phenomenal update - really a game-changer!"
"Playable RealTracks are a game changer! Very powerful. Something we never thought could be done."
"One of the best Upgrades!"
...and more!

Posted at 11:20 AM

January 21, 2022 User Showcase Song - Wedding on the Green

Hi fellow forumites,
Here’s a folky sort of wedding song with an Irish twist.

WEDDING ON THE GREEN

It features uilleann pipes, Irish flute, cello, Dx7 keys, Native Instruments' Picked Acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and drums.
I’d love you to have a listen or two and tell me what you think.
Constructive criticism and fulsome praise equally welcome grin .
Thanks in advance,
Mike

Wedding on the Green was created in RealBand
REALTRACKS USED:
RT2959 and 2960: Bass, Acoustic - Neil Swainson
RT912_Electric Piano, Rhythm background - Jeff Lorber
RealDrums-NashBrushBalDbKEv16 – Brian Fullen
RT1856: Cello, Background – Matt Nelson

Posted at 09:51 AM

January 20, 2022 User Showcase Song - My First Family

An original song I wrote for my Mom, after my Dad died.

My First Family

I played my old Gibson L-00, and sang lead & harmony...

Biab Realtracks used in this production:
~926:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Waltz Sw 085
~1700:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 085
JazzBrushesWaltz: a: Brushes b: Snare, Ride
~1453:Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist GypsyJazzLatinGonzalo Ev 165
~1124:Fiddle, Background CountryWaltz Sw 085

Posted at 09:55 AM

January 19, 2022 User Showcase Song - Solace

Now that I have more time I composed this tune. Can't really define the genre (acid jazz, jazz hip hop..)

Solace

Styles used :

Jazzhop.sty (Part A)
Torment.sty (Part B)

Guitar used : Fender Mustang 1966
Effects : THU-FULL
BIAB 2020 (I received my 2022, haven't installed it yet)
Mixed in Reaper

Hope you will enjoy it!

Posted at 08:51 AM

January 18, 2022 User Showcase Song - When She Wore Green

Happy New Year all!! We made it to '22!! I've always loved the 60's sound, and BIAB has given me the tools to put together some songs with that vibe. I was always a big fan of the Byrd's sound and have done a few with the aim of capturing that style. This is one.

When She Wore Green

I always love to hear your comments and read them all but sometimes I wait too long and don't want to jump to the top from page 4 (things move fast these days!). Hope you enjoy. Take care. Greg

The band:

Bass. 519
Electric 12-string. 1030
Drums. Nashville ev 8's
Acoustic guitars. 1119, 522
Solo guitar 1260
Organ. 2692
Lyrics

Posted at 09:46 AM

January 17, 2022 User Showcase Song - Love Bitter Blues

After hearing some of Dave and Marty's recent material, I was inspired to go back and give this one a fresh coat of paint. Actually this is a total re-work of a song I posted about 4 years ago.

Love Bitter Blues

The first version didn't get a good mix and the vocals and guitar needed better performances (I still feel it could be better but it is a little better than before). It's not a typical type of tune for me but I really enjoy working on a bluesy project. For the lead and fills, I dusted off an old Epiphone Sheraton 2 that hasn't seen the light of day in a couple of years. I think that bridge pickup has a pretty good sound (not so much the neck pickup which I did not use on this). Anyway, I hope someone enjoys it and I thank you for giving it a listen!

BIAB
Bass - 1845 Electric Country Boogie SW 110
Drums - Funk Swing
Piano - 1854 Acoustic Rhythm Country Boogie SW 110
Acoustic Guitar - 1795 Dixieland Medium SW 110
Organ - 425 B3 Background Blues SW 120
Guitar - 953 Electric Rhythm Country Boogie Clean SW 110

Me
Vocals
Electric Guitar Lead and Rhythm
Organ

Love Bitter Blues
Words and music by
Torrey Bliss ©2018

Posted at 02:05 PM

January 14, 2022 Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows - Special Ends This Weekend!

It's almost over!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows special ends on Saturday, January 15th!

Save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Upgrade by 11:59pm this Saturday!

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows includes over 50 new features and an amazing collection of new content, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 12, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2022 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!) upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows.

Posted at 11:12 AM

January 14, 2022 User Showcase Song - Quantum Entangled

Happy New Year, everyone! How's everyone? I really hope you will have a better year than any previous one, especially recent ones.

Anyway, here's my first song of 2022. I do hope you like it - feedback and comments always welcome, as usual. Thanks so much for listening!

Quantum Entangled

Just a little bit of background: I read somewhere, over Christmas, that quantum entanglement is the phenomenon whereby two particles, once they meet and vibrate in harmony with one another, continue to so vibrate if separated, regardless of time and space. I found that so romantic ... and I had to write a song about it :-) Hope you do enjoy :-)

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Quantum Entangled - 31 December 2021
File:Quantum Entangled - 31 December 2021.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 70, Length (m:s)=3:42
No intro. 61 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 61. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 302 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _BLUEINK.STY (Blue Ink Slow Songwriter Strum)

RealTracks in style: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~1639:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkBreezy Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 869:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernRnBRockWarmA-B Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 1004:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm ClassicRockStrumming Ev16 065
RealDrums [in style:NashvilleBrushesEasyBluegrass: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes, Stick
Lyrics

Posted at 11:06 AM

January 07, 2022 User Showcase Song - And Away We Go

First song for 2022.

After another year for Covid and lock downs my mind searches for memories of the past when getting together and having fun was just an everyday thing.

So lets dive into 2022.

And Away We Go

Decided to duet with my synth. Mom would not let me drag a B3 and Leslie into the house so had to make do.

Band:
873 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernRnBRockFunkyOffbeat Ev 065
3331 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzyPop16thsMark Ev16 080
Organ - N A 2692 Organ, Rhythm ModernPopSlowMike Ev 075
Bass - N A 1398 Bass, Electric, Soul70sA-B Ev16 100
Drums - RealDrums=SouthernPop16RnB^07-a Hat, Sidestick, b Ride, Snare2
Used some the Real Charts from the DAW plugin to add some different midi effects to the drums, bass and keyboard Real Tracks.

Guitar Lead: Gretsch - Double Mic'd
Guitar Slide: Les Paul - Double Mic'd
Synth: Atom SQ and Presence
Organ: Arturia Minilab and Analog Lab V
Presonus Rotor Plugin.
Mixed and Mastered in Studio One 5

Posted at 11:56 AM

January 06, 2022 User Showcase Song - (Who's Going To Pay) The Price

This is an original song written early 1990s by myself and life-long friend, Steve Furmanski. We wrote it in response to Linda McCartney wanting to put out an album about how we're all messing up the planet. She was going to give the proceeds to one of those appropriate charities. Needless to say, we never expected to get her attention, and we weren't disappointed. Still, we had much fun making it. The version we did then was much faster, and it was written at a time when Sting was more relevant. Steve has since passed, and I wish he could hear this version.

The Price on Soundcloud
The Price on YouTube

Dave Bell once again agreed to legitimize this version by adding 3 guitar tracks, including the acoustic solo, even though he claims it's out of his comfort zone, Ha! In my experience Dave is comfortable in any zone as long as he's holding a guitar.

Style is _TEA.STY (Tea House Acoustic Indie)

RealTracks in style: 2762:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 70sBritPopMike Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 2932:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking SongwriterAlternating8thsQuinn Ev 110
RealTracks in song: ~~1030:Guitar, 12-String Electric, Fingerpicking Ev 120
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2984:Accordion, Rhythm PopRockCory Ev 120
RealDrums [in style:BossaBrushes: a: Sidestick Brushes b: Sidestick, Ride
Utility Track in song: 896 12-string acoustic
Dave Bell (Blue Attitude) played 3 guitar tracks incl
Lyrics

Posted at 11:24 AM

January 05, 2022 User Showcase Song - The Slide

A co-write with Bud Merritt. Janice Merritt joins in with harmonies.
More than "just" musical friends!!

The Slide

The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2831:Piano, Rhythm GospelSlowBalladMike Ev 085
(rendered with EZKeys Grand)
RealTracks in song: ~2051:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2911:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryPopBrent12-key Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2060:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2692:Organ, Rhythm ModernPopSlowMike Ev 075
RealTracks in song: 2883:Pedal Steel, Background CountryEddy12-key Ev 085
RealDrums in style:NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
Additional EZKeys piano track
Lyrics

Posted at 10:07 AM

January 02, 2022 XPro Styles PAK 2 - Special Ends January 15th!

Our special is over at 11:59pm on January 15th!

We've added 100 new RealStyles more to our XPro Styles collection with the just-released XPro Styles PAK 2!

These fresh new RealStyles will work with the Band-in-a-Box® Pro package contents! In fact, these will work with ANY Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows package!

The brand-new XPro Styles PAK 2 expands your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 style library with 100 fully-produced arrangements including 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles.

Our XPro Styles PAKs are ON SALE UNTIL January 15th! Add XPro Styles PAK 1 or 2 to your collection for only $29 each... that's 40% off our regular price of $49! Want them both? Order the XPro Styles PAKs 1 & 2 Bundle for just $49!

Watch our Demos video, or pick and choose the demos you want to listen to when you visit our XPro Styles PAKs page.

Note: XPro Styles PAK 2 requires RealTracks from Band-in-a-Box® 2022 or higher and is compatible with any package, including Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, and Audiophile Edition.

Posted at 06:58 PM

January 02, 2022 Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows - Special Extended to January 15th!

You didn't miss out on great deals.... we've extended our special to January 15th!!

Save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Upgrade!

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows includes over 50 new features and an amazing collection of new content, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 12, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! During our special (which ends Jan 15th), the Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2022 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!) upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows.

Posted at 06:57 PM

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