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I think it can also be done in Preferences, Channels.
Jump to new posts Fab Faux by eddie1261 @ 03/14/18 08:53 AM

For those of you who For those of you who are not old enough or fortunate enough to have seen The Beatles perform (thankfully, I did) this is as close you will get. The Fab Faux doing side 2 of Abbey Road
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Jump to new posts Re: Finally finished, a duet -- DO YOUR MAGIC (ON MY SOUL) by Charlie Fogle @ 03/14/18 08:47 AM

Great duo. Both the vocals are really good, sounds as if you've been singing together a long time. Enjoyed my listen.
Sad news. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend Don. There were a lot of instrumental "guitar" groups back in the day, but in my mind the Ventures were a cut above. Great arrangements, and they always rocked. This is a very good book for anyone interested in their history: I play instrumental rock n' roll live and do several of their arrangements. I'll be thinking of Nokie when I'm playing "Walk Don't Run&
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Jump to new posts Re: Visit to Cairo (Instrumental) by Ember - PG Music @ 03/14/18 08:28 AM

This instrumental was so lovely to listen to. I could see it being played around a campfire in the summer, roasting marshmallows and chatting late in to the night. Thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: Embrace the Rain by Ember - PG Music @ 03/14/18 08:22 AM

This reminds me of those jazz clubs you see on movies and tv shows. I've never been to one personally, but this is the kind of sound that I would expect from a place like that. It's very moody, and I dig it. Thanks for sharing. This was really great.
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Jump to new posts Re: Better Man by Ember - PG Music @ 03/14/18 08:18 AM

This song has such a strong beginning, and has very poignant lyrics. I think you did a really awesome job with this particular tune. Thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: *New* Crocodile Tears -steel guitar- by Ember - PG Music @ 03/14/18 08:15 AM

The instrumental is so amazing, as is the rest of the song. You really outdid yourself this time. It's such a good tune. Thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: Finally finished, a duet -- DO YOUR MAGIC (ON MY SOUL) by Ember - PG Music @ 03/14/18 08:14 AM

This is such a sweet and lovely song. I really love what you guys did with it and really enjoy the lyrics, especially: "In everything I think and do there's a hint of you". Thanks for sharing.
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Jump to new posts Re: Embrace the Rain by Tommyc @ 03/14/18 08:04 AM

Lol! Logic loop and BIAB didn't like each other till after the first couple of times! Thanks J&B!
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Jump to new posts Re: Embrace the Rain by Tommyc @ 03/14/18 08:01 AM

Thanks Cliftond!
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Jump to new posts Re: Embrace the Rain by Tommyc @ 03/14/18 08:00 AM

Thanks Deryk!
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Jump to new posts Re: Embrace the Rain by Tommyc @ 03/14/18 07:59 AM

Thank You Video Track!
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Jump to new posts Re: Embrace the Rain by Tommyc @ 03/14/18 07:58 AM

Thanks Tano Music!
Jump to new posts Re: Very Good Article About Cakewalk & Bandlab (Web Link) by steve.skillings @ 03/14/18 07:55 AM

I mostly like to cruise the forums to lurk & learn. :thumbsup: Thanks for the kind words. We are very excited by what we can bring to the world with the technology developed by the Cakewalk team and with what we have going on at BandLab. The future DAW looks very bright to us. We hope you guys agree and help us to improve it. Steve
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Jump to new posts Re: One (Acoustic Version) by Deryk - PG Music @ 03/14/18 07:55 AM

Wow - the difference between the two versions is night and day! I definitely prefer this reason, personally. The lyrics come through a lot more prominently I found. Not to mention - the vocal performance is absolutely stunning. It sounds so heartfelt and sincere. Truly amazing job here. Thanks for sharing
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Jump to new posts Finally finished, a duet -- DO YOUR MAGIC (ON MY SOUL) by Tano Music @ 03/14/18 07:55 AM

Do Your Magic (On My Soul) Finally got around to finishing's a "sweatheart" duet..I'm linking the two adjacent lyric lines with homonyms--kind of lyric-writing challenge. My "girlfriend" is a freeland vocalist I hired from BIAB tech details below...thanks for listening! ------------------------------------ Babe, I'm so in love with YOU YOU've been a dream for me. Think of you all NIGHT KNIGHT winning my heart are thee. I don't care about the WEA
Interesting +++ story +++ behind Scotty McCreery's song, "Five More Minutes".
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Hi Rocco, Used your method(outputting chords to arranger k/brd). Works beautifully, BUT the keyboard (say like a Yamaha PSRxxx)then plays its idea of a bass pattern-- I gotta tell you this ruins the tune for a real time bass player. I've built on your idea,BUT to use the endlessly capability of BIAB to produce pleasing,and SPECIFIC lines for each tune.(All blues,Time is tite etc). On my PSR you can assign all BIAB parts to PSR parts as incoming midi. Then you START(sync on) just the drums. [
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Jump to new posts Re: I've Got A Girl by Deryk - PG Music @ 03/14/18 07:40 AM

What a tune! It is wonderfully catchy, and the arrangement is so lush and has tons of charisma. I'm just imagining this performed in a live setting and filling the dance floor in no time. A great groove, a great vocal performance, and just overall a well written song. Great job, and thanks for sharing
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Jump to new posts Re: I've Got A Girl by 90 dB @ 03/14/18 07:25 AM

ROG, This is a great recording. Enjoyed your guitar as usual. Regards, Bob
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Wow!!! Frank.... very simple method!! Thanks you
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Jump to new posts Re: Better Man by Deryk - PG Music @ 03/14/18 07:23 AM

Wow - this is a stunning tune, dcuny The emotion behind this is incredible. It is so captivating, simply put. Your vocal delivery almost forces you to pay attention to the lyrics. I particularly enjoyed the lo-fi effects and panning on the vocals at sections. Great work, and thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: The Paradox of You - VERSION X - YouTube by Deryk - PG Music @ 03/14/18 07:11 AM

Great job on the video! Very creative, and some really good shots in here too. Particularly the shots done with the drone. Awesome work - thanks for sharing
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Jump to new posts BIab and RealBand Synth question by Rich59 @ 03/14/18 06:56 AM

It is my understanding in Realband that in order to add a synth as a vst plugin I use the icon that says VST/Synth. I then can pick an instrument from my synth, assign it to a track and record that track via midi. Is this correct? Now, in BIAB I only see one icon for vst plugins. I assume I would use that icon to add the synth to BIAB. Now at this point if I want to add a midi track from the synth how would I go about doing this? Lastly, can I take a BIAB midi track and simply substitue a mid
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User Tip - Custom Drum Shots

Have you ever wanted more control of the RealDrums generated within Band-in-a-Box? (example: with the same consecutive shot/hold/push)

Forum user Pipeline shared their steps in an incredibly detailed forum post to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out: Custom Drum Shots.

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#TBT - Automatic Soloing in Band-in-a-Box® 7!

Band-in-a-Box® 7 included some great new features - like Automatic Soloing! This introduced program users to the powerful Soloist capabilities of Band-in-a-Box®, which also includes the Soloist Maker.

Automatic Soloing!
Pick any song or chords in any style, and choose a "soloist." Band-in-a-Box® then creates and plays a professional quality solo in the style of your choice. Previous versions of Band-in-a-Box created great accompaniment. Now you can hear sensational solos as well - showing you exactly what notes are played. Choose from "soloists" in the style similar to great Jazz musicians such as Django Reinhardt, John Coltrane, or Country/Pop soloists and others, or create your own soloists using the "Soloist Maker."

Soloist Maker
This module allows you to define your own soloists. For example, let's say you want to create a soloist in a style similar to the style of "John Coltrane" - the great Jazz saxophonist. The Soloist Maker allows you to define the parameters essential to Coltrane's playing, such as instrument range (i.e. tenor saxophone), extra legato playing, playing more on top of the beat than typical Jazz musicians, and playing straighter 8th notes than usual Swing 8th notes. Also, you can set phrasing options, such as how long the phrase should be and how much "space" to leave between phrases. You can also set how "outside" the playing should be. In the case of a John Coltrane style - you set that to the maximum! Then "turn him loose" and hear the soloist play over any song!

Review all of the features added with Band-in-a-Box® 7:

#TechTipTuesday - Opening MIDI Tracks in PowerTracks Pro Audio

Open your MIDI file in PowerTracks Pro Audio (or RealBand), and you'll see the instruments separated onto their own track - an excellent way to hear all the instruments individually for that song, and a great way to learn!

There's no trick to it either - just use the File | Open dialog, locate the MIDI file, and click [Open].

Note: Type 0 MIDI files have all channels on one track, and should ask whether you want to separate them. If you accidentally chooses no, hit Edit - MIDI - Extract Channels to Tracks. Typically, Type 1 MIDI files have the instruments automatically separated.

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows we also released 202 NEW RealTracks, including 8 Sets (68 RealTracks) for Rock-Pop!

Learn more about these and listen to demos:

RealPAK 14: Rock-Pop includes:
RealTracks Set 286: Pop & Rock Guitars with Brent & Joe
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RealTracks Set 288: Southern Pop Drums with Land Richards
RealTracks Set 289: Fretless Bass, Pop Keys, and Punk Drums
RealTracks Set 290: More Pop Percussion Singles
RealTracks Set 291: Modern Dancehall
RealTracks Set 292: Klezmer!
RealTracks Set 293: A Taste of Europe - France, Italy, and Sweden

Purchasing the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 PlusPAK, UltraPAK, or Audiophile Edition? These new Rock-PopRealTracks are already included!
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Audio Edit Window Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, the Audio Edit Window GUI has been updated to include a dedicated settings button and a Marker Mode button. Plus, editing features can now be applied to the entire track (if no specific region is highlighted).

We've also added the following items to the Edit button within the Audio Edit Window:

Paste (Mix) - This will mix the audio from the clipboard with the existing audio instead of overwriting it. You will be given the option to set the percentage of the existing audio to keep and the pasted audio to mix in.
Paste (Insert) - This will insert the audio from the clipboard to the current location, instead of overwriting the existing audio. The audio to the right of the insertion point will be shifted to make room for the new audio.
Delete - This will delete the selected region of audio.
Insert Silence - This will insert silence at the cursor. The duration of the silence inserted will be equal to the duration of the selected region.
Convert Channels - If the audio is stereo, this will convert it to mono. If it’s mono, this will convert it to stereo. You will be given the option to set the percentage of the left and right channels to include.
Harmonize - This will launch the Audio Harmony dialog, which can be used to harmonize the selected region of audio.
Transcribe - This will transcribe the audio to the Melody or Soloist track.
Fix Tuning - This will automatically correct the tuning of the selected region according to the key of your song. For example, in the key of C, if a C# is detected then it will be transposed down to C or up to D depending on which one is closer.

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