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Lesley, I've had what you describe occasionally happen, too. It is a bug. For me, it usually happens with the lyrics that I change affecting lyrics at the beginning of the melody. I agree, it's frustrating. What I do is when I get lyrics partly entered and correct, I ALWAYS save the song with a new name. Then, I enter some more and save with another new name (something like songname 1.mgu, songname 2.mgu, etc.). While this gives me many files, usually around a dozen, it also means that I can o
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Jump to new posts Re: Just Turn Around by dcuny @ Today at 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG MusicGreat progressions and harmonies with this! Really dig the piano. Well done! Thanks, Joe. It's always pleasant to drop a BiaB track in and find that it's playing exactly what's needed in a song.
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Jump to new posts Re: Exported song is much longer than original by Noel96 @ Today at 01:45 PM

Excellent! I'm glad you got it working. All the best, Noel my latest song: So Beautiful
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Jump to new posts Re: Chord symbol in first bar of printed charts by John-Luke @ Today at 01:40 PM

I have a working solution for you. See in the BIAB for Windows forum.
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Jump to new posts Re: Blank first bar by John-Luke @ Today at 01:33 PM

In fact, you want a blank music score with 8 staves. OK, you can get what you wish : 1- In the mixer, right-click on Melody channel Select : No MIDI patch 2 - In the PRINT menu : Select Template : Custom Enable only : - staff lines - Treble clef - Staves per pages : 9 (to get 8 lines in final). Done.
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Jump to new posts Re: Right-Hand Man by Joe -PG Music @ Today at 01:31 PM

Hi Tano, Really diggin' the shaker and overall vibe. Thats an excellent effect on the vocal too, is it Chorus or really tight delay?
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Jump to new posts Re: Swing In Brother by Joe -PG Music @ Today at 01:29 PM

Thanks for sharing this with us Riccled, the piano noodling is great! nice interplay with the horns too.
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Jump to new posts Re: Chord symbol in first bar of printed charts by Matt Finley @ Today at 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By: raymb1I guess White-out will have to do. Mac's favorite remedy.
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Jump to new posts Re: Il lago e la nebbia (the lake and the fog) by Joe -PG Music @ Today at 01:28 PM

Hi Sergio Guarneri, love the rhythm and jazz guitar on this. Very easy to listen to and groovey. Very Santana vibe to this. Thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: Cakewalk just got a lifeline by Matt Finley @ Today at 01:28 PM

Eddie, how did Pro Tools possibly become relevant here? Wait - No, don't answer that; it would just hijack this thread.
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Jump to new posts Re: Just Turn Around by Joe -PG Music @ Today at 01:27 PM

Hi Dcuny, Thank you for sharing this with us. Great progressions and harmonies with this! Really dig the piano. Well done!
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Is there some bug in the program regarding this? I have all the notes the way I want them. I correct all the note-based lyrics, and they look correct in notation view. I save the song. I play the song again, and the lyrics have spontaneously changed and are now incorrect. I have done this about 4 times and feel like I am going insane.
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Jump to new posts Re: Cakewalk just got a lifeline by Matt Finley @ Today at 01:20 PM

Bandlab: online DAW, collaboration & mastering; iOS (and Apple Watch) and Android recording apps; virtual instruments; Microsoft partner. I'm listening.
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Jump to new posts Re: Cakewalk just got a lifeline by eddie1261 @ Today at 01:18 PM

I have to ask again, though I am sure I will get an earful. Why do you all hate Pro Tools so much? Only because it costs 600 bucks, or something functionally? I mean, geeze, how much money to you get to keep when you die? I have never seen a funeral procession yet with a U-Haul hitched to the hearse. It may be my unique perspective, but I plan to die with 20 bucks in my pocket. I am far from wealthy, but I am going to have every toy I want, the latest being the RV I have yet to use. I am not lea
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Jump to new posts Re: Cakewalk just got a lifeline by Matt Finley @ Today at 01:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker... could be the best thing that ever happens to Cakewalk software..... Herb, I like the way you think!
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Jump to new posts Re: Every Day She Touches Turns to Gold by David Snyder @ Today at 01:09 PM

Thanks Donna, That really means a lot. Great job on all your FAWM songs!!
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Jump to new posts Re: Every Day She Touches Turns to Gold by David Snyder @ Today at 01:08 PM

Thanks Peter! That means a lot!
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Jump to new posts Re: Every Day She Touches Turns to Gold by David Snyder @ Today at 01:07 PM

Thanks Sergio!
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Jump to new posts Re: Every Day She Touches Turns to Gold by David Snyder @ Today at 01:07 PM

Thanks Robert! I am glad I was able to provide warmth!! Thanks for listening. I have been loving your new songs by the way!
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Jump to new posts Re: Just Turn Around by dcuny @ Today at 12:52 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterFI like the treatment of the vocal (I have similar issues) - they sound very nice in the mix. Hi, Peter. One of the side-effects of using pitch correction software is that you can see exactly what kind of issues there are. Sadly, awareness itself isn't enough to make a problem go away, especially when they're deeply ingrained habits. So in addition to trying to write more songs, I'll need to work on improving my singing so the pitch correction software doesn't have
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Jump to new posts Re: Il lago e la nebbia (the lake and the fog) by dcuny @ Today at 12:43 PM

Nice song. A bit dangerous to listen to after lunchtime, it makes it tempting to drift off...
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Jump to new posts Re: Swing In Brother by Riccled @ Today at 12:38 PM

Hi Tano. Yes it’s a bewildering variety of styles on B.B. but such exceptional quality,it makes track making so much easier and better,I shall do more jazz tracks in the coming weeks too,thanks for the review. R.
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Jump to new posts Re: Only Begin by dcuny @ Today at 12:34 PM

I'm super late to this thread, but I'm glad I got a chance to hear this. Not only is this really well done, but - as so many others pointed out - the form is more a spoken poem than standard song form, which is very cool.
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Jump to new posts Re: Right-Hand Man by dcuny @ Today at 12:28 PM

Nice song, and a very pleasant arrangement. As Peter says, there's a bit of Michael Franks in your sound, and that's a good thing.
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Greg Really nice rocker. Liked the vocal and some wonderful guitar lines throughout. Peter
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Q: When I have entered chords and notation for a song, is it possible to mute the notation and just have the chords playing? This would be helpful for when I just want the chord backing track but want to read the notation.

A: There are several ways to do this. The easiest is probably to use the Mixer window and change the volume slider to zero for the Melody track. Or, hit the Mute icon on the Mixer for the Melody Track.

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Summary of Changes for Build 5
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