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#10423 - 07/10/09 04:48 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: John Conley]
Jazzman Offline
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Besides more of wider expansion of all the new Real packages and the fixing of those new issues I would still like some of the old outstanding wish list to be cleared up -

1. We have 2-4-8 bar auto intro's but only 2 bar auto endings

2. Multi ports

3. Increased undo's
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#10424 - 07/10/09 11:47 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Robh]
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Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Murphy's, CA
What about the ability to 'hold' a note or chord? I'd love to hear a song end with a chord or note ringing out or fading out. But not just at the end of a song. Anywhere in a song would be great.

Many thanks in advance,

Dave
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#10425 - 07/11/09 01:30 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Robh]
J. Larry Offline
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 484
Improved endings. My primary use with BIAB is live performance. On many of the styles, I wish I could specify an ending that would hold and then fade out, especially the bass. How about a template of various endings to select from that could be appended and saved to a particular arrangement?

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#10426 - 07/11/09 11:50 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Robh]
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Registered: 07/11/09
Posts: 3
1) The ability to send MIDI change information to external devices, while using the VST/DXi Synth feature (re: the following support email from BB)
You must keep in mind that this setup will not produce any sound, since all the MIDI is sent to the vocal harmonizer. Band-in-a-Box can send MIDI to only one port, so alternatively, you might want to use RealBand.Thank-You,Blake PG Music Inc.
2) Focus on features designed for the live GiGs.
- Easy set-up of playlists (without changing the names of the songs to get them to play in a certain order)
- A live gig style jukebox where I can set the amount of time between song playback, or better yet control it by a foot control.
- Programmable PC keyboard keys for things like volume up/down
(currently that feature requires two hands on my PC)
3) When creating a new song using Real Tracks, it takes alot of time to keep rebuilding the song (during the process of reviewing the song over and over), so if there was a way to do a partial build so only a bass or piano part is only being generated each time... then have the option to do a full generation.

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#10427 - 07/12/09 09:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Edward Buckley]
Art Offline
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Registered: 07/13/02
Posts: 67
Loc: Northeast U.S.
I’d like to see the “Record Melody / Record From” window have an optional button or switch somewhere in the window which would give the window the ability to remember the last “Record From Bar #” entered.

As it is now, the user is forced to manually enter the original "From Bar #", upon stopping every unsuccessful take.

Upon stopping an unsuccessful take, with the proposed optional “Remember From Bar #” button activated, the program would automatically whisk itself back to whatever bar number was last entered and then be ready to record the next take. (The last bar # that was entered would auto-retained or automatically re-entered or pasted and the program would thereby be ready to record the next take.)

Not only would this option be a great convenience to have during the recording of multiple takes, it would significicantly speed up the process of recording where multiple takes are necessary to achieve that sucessful take.

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#10428 - 07/12/09 10:02 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Edward Buckley]
jcland Offline
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Registered: 01/15/01
Posts: 301
Loc: Springfield, MO
Peter: How about considering some Django guitar backup tracks for the following styles:
j_django.sty, j_djang2.sty, d!~htclb and j!~club

The midi really sounds great on my Yamaha SW1000 sound card but I can imagine what Real Tracks would sound like! John Jorgenson would be the artist you need to lay down the tracks. Simply one of the best there is now.

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#10429 - 07/13/09 12:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Robh]
SeaMus Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 308
Loc: NYC Area
1. Key changes. A real key change so that the I,IV,V display is updated.

2. User defined chords. Don't worry if the auto-generation scheme stops working for now. We don't just use BIAB to autogenerate parts.

3. Make ACW smarter to guess chords better. Make ACW do a better job timing at the start of the song. Yes, the lead in is usually slower, but don't cut it off completely. Let user specify beginning of song, then save all audio, then beginning of NormalTime. Alternatively, have the option of LeadInStartPoint.

4. Let ACW support standard .mp3 files, so we don't have to convert every time, or have to answer the question if we want to convert to Stereo or Mono.
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#10430 - 07/13/09 09:20 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: SeaMus]
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Quote:

1. Key changes. A real key change so that the I,IV,V display is updated.

2. User defined chords. Don't worry if the auto-generation scheme stops working for now. We don't just use BIAB to autogenerate parts.




The Roman Numerals should not change when the key sig is changed.

The I in the key of C is still I in the Key of F (or any other key) even though they have two different letter names.

I think you are after "Fixed Do" numerics, though.


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#10431 - 07/14/09 12:19 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Mac]
gimmeagig Offline
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Registered: 11/07/02
Posts: 174
Loc: Hayden, ID, U S A
I would like to see user assignable keyboard shortcuts.

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#10432 - 07/15/09 11:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: gimmeagig]
Sandra Sherman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/07
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Loc: Vienna, Austria
I know it`s hard to do, but:

* Kicks with Real instruments

Serveral Kick situations (shots, holds, etc), so you can have some accents / shots with the real instruments.

Also a simple hold function, where the chord is held over at least one bar would be nice.
Especially for endings, I wish that the Real drums were able to do the usual rolls over the cymbals and toms at the end.

* A Drums Solo

I know one can work around this by pasting the trade 4 (4 bar solso) at one another in Real Band, but thats quite some effort and hard to do in BB.

* Multiple VSTi support
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#10433 - 07/15/09 02:01 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Sandra Sherman]
PhillyJazz Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 479
Loc: Philly
Real Horns would be great (Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, etc... as would real Backup Vocals (even long tones.) Some more Real Tracks (as others requested, B3, vibes, etc.) I'd like to see some Real Tracks that mimic specific artists (whose licks are well-documented) like Bird.
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#10434 - 07/15/09 05:10 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: PhillyJazz]
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#10435 - 07/15/09 10:12 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: hoytc]
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Quote:

Focus on features designed for the live GiGs.
- Easy set-up of playlists (without changing the names of the songs to get them to play in a certain order)
- A live gig style jukebox where I can set the amount of time between song playback, or better yet control it by a foot control.





I set up playlists without changing the names of songs by doing the following:
1. Click on the favorite songs button (the "F" between the "Song" button and song title box
2. Use the buttons on right (Append, Insert, Up, Down, etc.) to arrange the set as desired
3. Save the set (all you have to do is name it) To load it later, just click on "Load Set" and select the desired set.

Then I play these songs in a Jukebox mode by clicking on the bottom button on the right side of the Favorite Songs dialog box ("Juke...") and then "Play Jukebox" on the dialog box that pops up. I use an automatic pause after each song by going to Prefs>Arrange, and make sure the box is checked beside "Pause Play Until MIDI or Key received".

I use a footswitch to start each song whenever I'm ready; they will automatically load and wait for your command to begin playing. You can order a programmable USB footswitch for $36 plus shipping from Delcom at http://www.delcomproducts.com/productdetails.asp?productnum=803650. It works great. (Thanks to Mac for this tip.)

In BIAB Prefs I have the spacebar set to "Play from start." I program the footswitch to replicate the spacebar.

Good luck,
JK
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#10436 - 07/16/09 12:45 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: Edward Buckley]
tradivoro1 Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 122
Loc: New York, New York
I know some have mentioned this, but I'll add to the choir:

Solo Piano generator editor

Fantasy requests that will never get fullfilled:

Being able to create your own melody writer

Being able to created your own soloist

Counterpoint in the harmony generator


More realistic wishes that may be fullfilled soon:

Dobro realtracks soloist
Pedal steel realtracks soloist
More clean guitar realtracks soloists
Jazzy melodic realtracks harmonica soloist - i.e. toots thielman
Melodic violin realtracks soloist - not fiddle - aka more classical

anyway, since everybody is stating what they would like, I figued I'd add to the pile...

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#10437 - 07/17/09 12:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What would YOU like to see in BIAB 2010? [Re: tradivoro1]
dennis1945 Offline
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Registered: 06/16/09
Posts: 24
I'd like to see;

Real Cello background and Melody
Real Accordian, even though cranking up chorus helps now.
Real Strings background.
Real voice background
Real violin on styles other than country and bluegrass
Real Brass section with a wide variety of tempos and styles

If I think of any more I'll be back.

Denny

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