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#130183 - 10/26/11 04:15 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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well, I just went and tried RB with my MOTU and I could not get it to let me assign anything other than the first 1/2 inputs, regardless of ASIO or MME and regardless of how many inputs I selected in the AUDIO settings.

is RB only 2 inputs?

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#130184 - 10/26/11 04:55 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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Works fine with M-Audio.

Options-preferences-audio tab-drivers button
enable the in and out ports you desire by highliting them.

Assign outputs by right-clicking a track and selecting an available output port.

When recording you do not assign ports except to enable them as described above. Hitting record with multiple inputs selected (in options area) automatically puts each input on its own track; either in pairs (if a stereo track is selected) or individually if mono track is selected. You will not see any results until you actually attempt to record and then keep take. You also can not select the desired input except to enable it as described above.
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#130185 - 10/26/11 06:06 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: rharv]
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yep, I did that with the MOTU. I enabled all inputs by highlighting them and then when I right click on the track all ports are the same - the first one only.

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#130186 - 10/26/11 06:35 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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When you right-click a track and select a port that is for playback. That selection is not for input.
Try recording with them all enabled; you'll get all the tracks recorded. Don't even need to record anything to prove it. Just hit the dang recording button and keep take. You'll see it happen.
To make it easy to see, highlite a track to record on that has a bunch of empty tracks below it. Input one will go to the first track (so will input 2 if a stereo track is recorded to)
Then each input (from top to bottom in the drivers list) will go the next available blank track.
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#130187 - 10/26/11 06:45 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: rharv]
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oh, cool. thanks I'll try that.

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#130188 - 10/26/11 06:54 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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Once you get used to it, it is natural. But first attempt you gotta just trust it and try it.
If the selected track is stereo the following tracks (rest of the inputs) will be stereo also. If the selected track is mono you'll get all mono.
If you want to change them, the Track menu allows splitting stereo tracks or combining mono tracks.

I like working with mono myself (using two tracks for a stereo signal), but you do have the option. I figure if you can have total control of the panning, and also the volume, it makes things easier to position in the mix. Others here differ from that point of view, so take that with a grain of salt I guess.
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#130189 - 10/26/11 10:01 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Robh]
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Robh - Thanks much for the good words on the Tascam. I have decided to pass even though it's just a hobby for me and the deal seems just amazing. I have heard that the build is light and that drivers for Windows 7 64-bit may work although there are mixed results. An email to Tascam hasn't been answered in 3 days. Perhaps I'm just better off spending an extra $90 and getting something that I know will work and that I'll be happy with, end of story.

I can't wait to finally get to work but I have so much to learn about BIAB alone, let alone Reaper and potentially another DAW. Trying to decided if Cubase 6 or Presonus Studio One V2 will provide an superior set of built in extra tools and solid workflow. I do know that Cubase comes with the ability to print out scores with lyric sheets, including chord charts. BIAB has something basic, which is nice to have in a pinch.

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#130190 - 10/26/11 10:04 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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Beag, i did buy the 800, it was a stupid deal of the day for $99 i have XP and the drivers are great. I have my TC Helicon attached to the Digital ins and that gives me 6 more so far all work great.
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#130191 - 10/27/11 12:14 AM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Robh]
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Word to the wise, don't just load up on DAWs, If you already have BiaB, and RB, learn them, push them, create with them. When they Actually reach a limit look for other tools to fill needs.

I own, Reaper, Sonar, MC5, Multitrackstudio, RB, Powertracks, and BiaB, guess what i can get the same results with all of them. You can spend a fortune buying gear, and software, all of which seems to be obsolete in 6 months.

Settle in on a solid interface and run with it. I used a Delta 24/96 PCI card for the last 10 years. It still works great. I only bought eh Tascam for the ability to have a couple friends over and all track to separate tracks.

It is so easy to get caught up in the forum chatter about which DAW is missing which features, and what works better, different, good, bad, and whatever on each and every package out there. Bottom line is that it is not the tools that make the project it is the carpenter.
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#130192 - 10/27/11 02:49 AM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Robh]
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Unfortunately I had to sell the Delta because of my new motherboard and it left me in this quandary. By tomorrow I'll know what I'm going to use as I may have Cubase 6. If I had bought the Presonus interface it would be a shame not to have gotten Studio One for $200. Reaper was a no brainer for $60. I also own an old version of Reason but I'm not upgrading that for $200.

The bottom line is that most of these DAWS (not reaper) come with a few added tools that I really like, mostly with regard to vocal processing. I'm looking forward to figuring this out this week so I can just get to work on my DAW of choice along with BIAB.

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#130193 - 10/28/11 06:16 AM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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Registered: 08/01/11
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Hi all, I just wanted to chime in and say I've had very good luck with the Tascam us800. They are VERY nice for the price (got a very good deal on them) Did have a slight problem with the drivers at first, just on one of my Vista machines, but tech support cleared that up pretty easily. (I would have to unplug and the plug the unit back in each time i fired up that pc in order for it to be recognized.) I've pushed them pretty hard both in the studio and live and the've held up without problems so far, expecially since in my live situation I'm pushing RB and Guitar rig 4 and vocals through it, on top of also using the MIDI ports. I appreciate this discussion on the channel setup as out of the box it is a bit confusing at first.

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#130194 - 10/28/11 01:44 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: bob1474]
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I'm going to attach and on/off switch to the power cable so I can turn it on and off. i don't mind so much having to plug/unplug it, but it's hard to find the plug by feel on this unit. So I always have to pull it out and plug the cable in. With the on/off switch, I'll be able to leave it plugged in and just hit the switch to turn it on and off.

Otherwise, I'm happy with my unit, which I got with the $99 special from MF.
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#130195 - 10/29/11 03:02 AM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: jford]
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I have mine attached to a power strip.
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#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm if you didn't want to!

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RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_5

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#512

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
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PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

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Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
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