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Jump to new posts Re: Smoke And Mirrors by David Snyder @ 49 seconds ago

Oh now I remember who it was about. Caaron, we need to talk man. I want you to be sitting down and take a deep breath first though. Kidding!!!!!!
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Jump to new posts Re: March of the footballers by furry @ 29 minutes 26 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Scott CExcellent tune Graham. Super playing. Has a real Bavarian feel to it Thanks Scott have another lined up
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Jump to new posts Re: My little Brit friend Hayley Oliver by lambada @ 48 minutes 7 seconds ago

A great track. What a wonderful country voice.
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Jump to new posts Re: Transposing for Jazz Guitar by Matt Finley @ 53 minutes 9 seconds ago

A guitar part is written in concert pitch, but a guitar sounds an octave below what is written. In BIAB, you can adjust the Octave setting in Preferences, MIDI Channels. The guitarists I write for can read it either way, but they appreciate when I give them the music in the right register. (I have the opposite problem for piccolo trumpet, which is written an octave below where it sounds.]
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Jump to new posts Late Night in Space by Tommyc @ Today at 08:02 AM

Late Night in Space Hope Y'all having a Great Weekend!
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Originally Posted By: Notes NortonYou've got some skills I've never acquired. The 3 slanted pups look good, when you are done I hope they sound better than you expect them to. Notes Thanks for the encouragement! It will be a nice surprise if they end up sounding better than expected. Time will tell-which is part of the reason for posting this-accountability. The only skills I’ve already acquired are CAD skills and soldering skills and some CNC work. I’ve never done the magnet swap t
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Jump to new posts Re: It's On Us by Janice & Bud @ Today at 07:34 AM

Outstanding Josie! "It's a Pop Soul upbeat positive message love one another song." Your description was perfect. "The whole thing harkens back to Motown. Sounds like an early record from Diana Ross and the Supremes - a radio song." floyd nailed our feelings. Motown indeed! The open, air feel of the production is a perfect was to carry your fine vocal. No need to parse it out. it's a great production...everything worked well for us! Kudos! J&B
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Jump to new posts THE POWER TRIO by pghboemike @ Today at 07:11 AM

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Playing catch up here and almost missed this one, just got back from a two week vacation. Love the Springsteen vibe happening on this! Sax sounds great, can't hear Scott's lead that well although I see you are planning on doing a remix, would love to hear that at some point. Love the picture with the Teac four-track! Man, I wanted one of those so bad back in the day. Great stuff guys, enjoyed the listen!
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Jump to new posts Re: Hometown Refugee (feat. PeterF) by Janice & Bud @ Today at 05:43 AM

Originally Posted By: GocartMozThis is such a beautiful tune. Janice’s vocals are pristine, as I often say. Really loved the lyric, as well. Very relatable. Dig the percussion, as well. So good, Dave Thanks Dave! Glad the lyric worked for also. J&B Originally Posted By: SundanceWhat a gorgeous song. The mix is excellent and I love the arrangement and the vocal. Great choice on those drums and the slide guitar is icing along with that cool echo on the ending. touching. Ma
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Jump to new posts Re: Out on the town tonight by BlueAttitude @ Today at 05:35 AM

Yes, as others have mentioned this certainly has the classic late 50's vibe happening. And that's ok in my book! Vocals sounds great, good job on the production. Guitar solo is perfect, is that you playing? Good song, enjoyed the listen!
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Jump to new posts Re: I'ma Love U by Noel96 @ Today at 05:00 AM

Bob, I enjoyed listening. The sound was great and the song had everything that good songs need. Even now, 10 minutes after the music stopped, I've still got the chorus in my head. DEFINITELY another success! All the best, Noel
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Jump to new posts Re: Win 10 forced updates - any plan on going to Linux? by Notes Norton @ Today at 04:59 AM

Perhaps the only thing that irritates me about Win10 updates is not allowing me one stall. Say I'm in a hurry to leave to get to a gig, or I want to make an image first. I know I could upgrade but I think I'll wait until I replace the computer to get the super-duper pro version. When I bought this computer it had 8.1 on it. I'm glad they upgraded it to Win10 thought. Notes
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Jump to new posts Re: Is It Getting Any Clearer? by BlueAttitude @ Today at 04:47 AM

Great groove, very infectious! Leon always writes a good lyric and vocals sound good too. Love the smoking guitar on the outro! My only complaint is it could have been longer. Good one Peter and Leon!
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Jump to new posts Re: Reiver ( with Janice) by BlueAttitude @ Today at 04:33 AM

Very different, and very cool! Janice sounds great, love it when she bends up to hit the note! The harmonies during the chorus really kick things up a notch too. Nice imagery with the lyrics, Robert!
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Jump to new posts Re: The Space Between Your Heart Beats by BlueAttitude @ Today at 04:22 AM

Nice! I always enjoy the collaborations you two produce. Love the subtle lead guitar in the background, just adds that little extra touch to the vocal without distracting from it. Very nice solo too! You are definitely the king of melodic playing in my book. And Robert always writes an interesting lyric and I dig his vocal too. Very nice guys!
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Jump to new posts Re: Aho by BlueAttitude @ Today at 04:12 AM

Man, what a fun song! Brilliant writing and I always dig your vocal, so honest sounding. Great stuff, David!
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Jump to new posts Re: Bossa in the rain by Chris37 @ Today at 03:47 AM

Hi Tom, I don't use the multi riff function. I just generate a lot of tracks (hundreds ...) and I mix the best notes I've found to do melodic lines for each track. Christian
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Jump to new posts Re: ALL by Torrey Bliss @ Today at 03:26 AM

Thanks beatmaster for the listen and comments! It is always appreciated! T
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Jump to new posts Re: Saving the "Dots" in a User Style Template??? by Charlie Fogle @ Yesterday at 07:30 PM

<<< I know some of the their older midi styles do this automatically, so there must be a way. >>> Can't you use one of these templates for the chord chart and replace the midi tracks with RealTracks?
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Jump to new posts Re: Two Realband Annoyances Is There A Solution? by jazzmammal @ Yesterday at 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: BobbyBonus Question_ I attribute a lot of my crashes to a lack of memory. Is a 64bit version ever going to happen? Completely unnecessary. JBridge costs ten bucks and allows you to use ALL of your system memory when using VST's. The man himself Peter Gannon posted about this extensively about two years ago after lots of testing. If you have 32 gigs of ram and you're using some huge softsynth library with multiple tracks that needs that much memory, no problem with JBri
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Jump to new posts Re: Memories Of Sammy's by Robertkc @ Yesterday at 07:18 PM

Don, That`s some sweet playing ( you or an RT on lead ?) and I like the backing tracks too. Your backstory for the tune is cool too, of course! Robert
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Originally Posted By: floyd janeShigeki Adachi. This is outstanding! Your melody is a PERFECT match for Noel's lyric. You really "brought it alive". I am extremely impressed at your ability to get the lyric rhythm and cadence so appropriate, so engaging. That is strong song-sense - not to mention good use of English in a lyric. The vocaloid is amazing. The phrasing is "human-like". Impressive. This sounds like a classic song - like it has been around for many years...lik
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Jump to new posts Re: Font size for tabs by Noel96 @ Yesterday at 07:14 PM

Excellent! I'm glad it worked for you. The percentage values (or the textbox above these where it's possible to set any percentage) will work on the printout. When you get things set up, Go into 'Print' and then 'Preview' and you'll see what I mean.
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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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