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#100223 - 01/03/11 10:43 AM [RealBand] Re: New Real Band installation freezes when using Style Picker [Re: Mac]
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Most on the forum users have adapted their hardware in some way to keep up with the software requirements

Some have gotten great results by tweaking XP machines to make them optimized for audio recording

Others have bought low-end computers with dual core processors and a lot of ram for a fairly cost effective way to maximize the software without having to tweak the hardware

STill others have spent much more for custom-built PCs geared toward music production.


People in all 3 groups are getting results that meet their needs; But each group defines its needs differently. A good starting point is to define your own needs and compare it to your budget.

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#100224 - 01/03/11 11:47 AM [RealBand] Re: New Real Band installation freezes when using Style Picker [Re: Pat Marr]
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I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 that is a PIII 1.4 with 512 Ram. It will not run RB.
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#100225 - 01/03/11 12:22 PM [RealBand] Re: New Real Band installation freezes when using Style Picker [Re: silvertones]
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Plus did i not read above that you are running RB and BiaB on networked driver that is not directly attached to the computer? If so I am sure this is adding a degree of difficulty to the process. Certain things must be on the hard drive, and if it has to access a network to do a process the path is far more complicated.
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#100226 - 01/03/11 12:33 PM [RealBand] Re: New Real Band installation freezes when using Style Picker [Re: silvertones]
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Quote:

I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 that is a PIII 1.4 with 512 Ram. It will not run RB.




my previous music computer was a P4 Compaq laptop with XP and 1 gig of ram*. It ran RB 2009.5, but it was slow... Slow enough that in order to achieve the capability of the software I was willing to buy a new PC.

I hate spending money, but the cost of the new PC was less than the cost of the heart attack I would have had from PC rage.



*FWIW, it's worth mentioning that this computer was never tweaked for audio

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#100227 - 01/03/11 03:13 PM [RealBand] Re: New Real Band installation freezes when using Style Picker [Re: Pat Marr]
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update: immediately upon opening RB, if I DOUBLE click on the style box, the dialog initializes BEHIND the main window... but if I SINGLE click on it, it appears on top.

Note to self: "SINGLE click on it"

nevertheless, it is confusing to have hidden modal dialog boxes under any circumstance.

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#100228 - 01/05/11 05:10 AM [RealBand] Re: New Real Band installation freezes when using Style Picker [Re: Noel96]
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The first time that the Styles feature is used in a newly opened RB, the program goes into an initiation process with a Yellow Peril Flag to warn the user. The Flag disappears but the cursor shows as an Hour Glass. The Hour Glass changes back to a cursor and at that stage the Style Window should be displayed. The sub progam bbw2window in the Task Manager Display remains loaded to control future access to the Styles Window.

If you open up the Wndows Task Manager first and then load RB, the process is more obvious. I have created problems in the past by trying to force the display before the initiation process has completed. Even so a Freeze still happens from time to time.


Edited by LynB (01/05/11 05:20 AM)

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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 For Windows Build 509 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download this free patch update at http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#509

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Added: The drop station has MP3 and WMAL (lossless WMA) quadrants added.
Fixed: "Drag Audio as MP3" setting in the Plugin settings did not work when dragging a file to Windows Explorer.
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