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Jump to new posts Re: Orchestral-works by w @ 10 minutes 58 seconds ago

fj and Graham............ Thank you for your supportive comments because they will help me to finish my work on another composition that's in the works . At the moment I'm working on a " cover song " Somewhere In The Night - a ballad written by Richard Kerr and lyricist Will Jennings which was a US Top 20 hit for both Helen Reddy and Barry Manilow in the 70's.
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Jump to new posts Re: Font size for tabs by npac @ 15 minutes 9 seconds ago

Thanks so much mate! That will do the trick. I'm embarrassed that it was so simple. Where I got hug up is that I was going into the Lease Sheet Options/ Notation Options and I saw font choices for everything except tab. This will work for me when I am playing off my laptop, though I still wish there was an option that gave large font size for tabs at the printing stage. That way I could print a lead sheet with chords and tab large enough to play from. I can make the chords big but not the
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Jump to new posts Re: I'ma Love U by rsdean @ 26 minutes 25 seconds ago

beatmaster, Thanks so much. Bob
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Jump to new posts Re: Smoke And Mirrors by rsdean @ 27 minutes 4 seconds ago

Floyd, A really excellent song... Love your vocal and the harmonies by Janice. Great arrangement and mix as well. Some high production values here! Loved it. Bob
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Jump to new posts Re: Aho by rsdean @ 30 minutes 47 seconds ago

David, LOL! That was great! Very clever... Bob
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Jump to new posts Re: Mixing: USING A REFERENCE TRACK by dcuny @ 36 minutes 13 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: floyd janeMost hobbyist have a tendency to make their vocal too bright - and a bit harsh because of it - because they are focusing on only the vocal and trying to get it "above the mix"...and jacking up the high EQ is the only thing they can think to do. Guilty as charged! Each time I start on a mix, I intend to use a reference. Then I get deep into the mix, figure it's "good enough", get tired of tweaking it, and send it out the door. Then I listen to
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Jump to new posts Re: L'âme du vilain by Scott C @ 40 minutes 56 seconds ago

Very cool folk song. Loved it. Well don Christian
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Jump to new posts Re: March of the footballers by Scott C @ 43 minutes 17 seconds ago

Excellent tune Graham. Super playing. Has a real Bavarian feel to it
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Jump to new posts Re: Memories Of Sammy's by rsdean @ 44 minutes 45 seconds ago

Excellent Don! An enjoyable listen... Bob
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Jump to new posts Re: Memories Of Sammy's by Scott C @ 45 minutes 43 seconds ago

Very pretty song. Your playing and tone was super. So nice to listen too
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Jump to new posts Re: Out on the town tonight by David Snyder @ 48 minutes 24 seconds ago

Have fun!!!!!
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
After much thinking I finally decided to get a tablet for charts, pdf's, irealpro, etc we've all talked about for gigs. This is all I'm using it for, nothing else so all I need is a good, basic inexpensive large screen tablet. The el cheapo's I see online all have terrible reviews, poor screens, etc so I wind up checking out the new Amazon Fire HD 10.1 and bought it last night from Best Buy. It's only $149, has a high resolution screen and gets great reviews. Any other Android tablet with de
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Jump to new posts Re: No toolbar on BiaB 2018 by Matt Finley @ Today at 01:27 PM

Originally Posted By: fiddler2007Don't know about BIAB's demands for graphic stuff in Windows, but with other (audio) software and plugins a GUI problem often is fixed by Visual basic updates or repairs, sometimes even DOT Net, DirectX. BIAB 516 and 519 sofar proved very stable on my Win10 64bit 1803 (Fall Creators). - F Good info about sources of graphics updates. But I can answer the first sentence: BIAB has a very low graphics requirement. Of all the components in a computer such as CPU, RAM
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Jump to new posts Re: "Paradise" with vocal by Tina Sorrento by furry @ Today at 01:24 PM

Like it, and great vocals
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Jump to new posts Re: Orchestral-works by furry @ Today at 01:22 PM

WOW, What a wonderful creation. So melodic, and such a masterful arrangement. Looking forward to hearing more
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Jump to new posts Smoke And Mirrors by floyd jane @ Today at 01:18 PM

SMOKE AND MIRRORS i ain't saying you're a liar but you ain't on the up and up always preaching to your choir only fillin' your own cup seems there's nothing you can't taint a fact is a fact until it ain't        twisted logic    twisted reason    twisted words    twisted lies    fairy tales and fables    your favorite alibis    hiding your i
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Jump to new posts Memories Of Sammy's by Don Gaynor @ Today at 01:07 PM

https://app.box.com/s/lwdbmcop89d7qlseihjfu4z5gl8ysu2z Sammy's Pizza Parlor in Hibbing, Minnesota is where Bob Zimmerman (Dylan) and I hung out sniffing out the girls, keggers, and house parties in the late '50s. I'm 2 months older than Bob and lived in a nearby iron mining town about 7 miles away. Treasured memories for certain.
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Jump to new posts "Paradise" with vocal by Tina Sorrento by Will Rockwell @ Today at 01:06 PM

I posted this new song with me singing, the suggestion was to get a girl to do it, I agreed. Here's the new mix of Paradise, sung by Tina Sorrento https://soundcloud.com/willrockwell/paradise
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Jump to new posts Chord Charts to the Hits by David Snyder @ Today at 01:06 PM

A producer in Nashville has a blog and video series that are fantastic. He has charted out by hand the Nashville notation and Alphabetic Chord Charts for: 1. The top country hits on the charts now. 2. The "songs of the year" for about the last eight years. http://www.beairdmusicgroup.com/blog/ http://www.beairdmusicgroup.com/songwriting-tips-videos/ Both links are highly recommended. Larry also explains what they are doing arrangement wise, explaining things like the breakdown c
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Jump to new posts Re: Aho by floyd jane @ Today at 01:02 PM

HAHAHAHA!!! A well written, clever/funny lyric (without getting too far out there). I like the band - fits the song well - has a sound/feel like Darius Rucker's version of Wagon Wheel... A good listen. fer sure. fj
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Jump to new posts Re: Out on the town tonight by beatmaster @ Today at 12:59 PM

David Thanks for that, that's my Saturday night entertainment, ill be busy now.
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Jump to new posts Re: Mixing: USING A REFERENCE TRACK by David Snyder @ Today at 12:58 PM

Excellent. I am getting ready to post something related... Synchroncity! Wait. Is that a good song title? Or should I go with "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic?" Hmmmmmmm.
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Jump to new posts Re: Aho by beatmaster @ Today at 12:57 PM

One of the hardest things to do is write a hit song in a Dog eat Dog world. The other thing is write comedy in to a song. That was a good old fun song. Well done.
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Jump to new posts Re: Saving the "Dots" in a User Style Template??? by David Snyder @ Today at 12:56 PM

Thanks Matt. I will call tech support. I know some of the their older midi styles do this automatically, so there must be a way. I just don't know how!
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Jump to new posts Re: Orchestral-works by floyd jane @ Today at 12:55 PM

w, That is impressive! A very pleasant listen. Moves well, keeps the ear engaged. Well mixed. Unlike anything I've heard done with BIAB, for sure. Enjoyed that. fj
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Tutorials - How to Install Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Here are some tutorial videos we've created to help you install your Band-in-a-Box® purchase.

Our Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, and PlusPAK are delivered as a download, on DVD, or on a 32GB USB flash drive.

Installing Band-in-a-Box® from DVD: click here to watch.

Installing Band-in-a-Box® from the 32GB flash drive: click here to watch.
Your flash drive shipment also includes a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

The Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK is available as a download or shipped on a portable hard drive. When you receive the hard drive version, there are a few different installation options:

Option #1 - Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to watch.

Option #2 - Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks and RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to watch.

Option #3 - Install Band-in-a-Box® AND RealTracks on your computer hard drive: click here to watch.

All of these videos are available on our YouTube Channel or Videos support page.

Video - Making A Song in Band-in-a-Box® 2018

Ever wonder how to create a song in Band-in-a-Box®? We start off with the basics in our latest video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018!

Windows users: click here | Mac users: click here

RealTracks Patch Update for Windows Users

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest RealTracks update patch (519) here.

This patch includes some RealTracks audio updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018. 2018 users should be sure to download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2018 update patch (519), as that patch includes the bulk of the fixes for RealTracks released with 2018. This is a larger download than typical because it updates the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks audio files. There is more information and Audiophile patches available here.

Summary of RealTracks Audio updates:
Improved: There were small issues with the tuning of several Bass styles. This has been fixed for both the original mix and the direct input mix. This affects the following RealTracks:
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
- Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
- Bass, Acoustic, BluesyPopByron Ev 100
Improved: Audio glitches have been removed from the ends of phrases in the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest (free) update patch (519) here.

Summary of changes:
Added: Additional dialog available for detailed information in the StyleMaker (fields for memo, examples, and other parameters). These are set in the StyleMaker (more dialog, a button called "Style Memos etc").
Added: Help Video button Added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
Improved: ABC opening improvements with some accidentals, and leadin bars that occur in middle of song.
Improved: Audio harmonies now used Improved algorithms, and can be easily set using N voices above, M voices below (and have additional functions like duplicate melody, and dup. melody octave below).
Improved: Lyrics will be now read from .mid files that used to be karaoke files (.kar) and got renamed somewhere along the line.
Improved: Support for RealTracks that should be transposed only lower (ie heavy metal guitars) and for future Improved metal guitar comping.
Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: Audio harmonies might be missing some notes.
Fixed: Audio harmonies would be generated with the wrong notes if selecting a range of audio in the middle of the track.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash on bootup with error "Read Beyond end of file".
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box should show message if the latest VJT application is not installed when the user tries to render videos.
Fixed: File > Open Special > Open Audio was importing audio instead of opening it in a new song.
Fixed: In the Bar Settings window, "Chordsheet and Notation - Start a New Line" should say "Notation - Start a New Line".
Fixed: It was not possible to record audio using WAS audio drivers if "Output always on" was disabled.
Fixed: Misc. RealTracks updates.
Fixed: Quicklist drums picker sometimes showing too many drums in the list.
Fixed: Redundant flash messages were showing.
Fixed: Removing a custom drums from a track would still display Drums as the name of the loop in the track.
Fixed: Rendering audio while there is a region of bars highlighted in the chord sheet might cause a crash.
Fixed: Saving a MIDI file would fail unless saving as type 1.
Fixed: Some 12-key RealTracks were incorrectly set to allow transposition.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog was missing the new Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: The VJT application should print out its version number in log files.

Tutorials - How to Install Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Hard Drive

When you have your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac UltraPAK shipped to you on a portable hard drive, there are a few different options for installation. We go over these 3 options with our latest video series:

Option 1: Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to view.

Option 2: Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks & RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to view.

Option 3: Install Band-in-a-Box® and the RealTracks & RealDrums on your computer hard drive: click here to view.

Check out all our Band-in-a-Box for Mac videos here.

Video - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Have you purchased your Band-in-a-Box® package, and want to make sure you're downloading and installing the RealTracks Sets correctly?

Well, we've created just the tutorial video you're looking for! Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets.

Video link:
www.pgmusic.com/?vid=QndXu8H_IwM

Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: https://www.relay.fm/mpu/432 - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

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