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#141138 - 01/19/12 07:59 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: John-Luke]
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StyleMaker colors
In the Stylemaker, when you want to edit some patterns of a style and when you have 60, 70 or more patterns for each instrument, it becomes a forced labour to do the work because you don't know where are your prefill patterns, where are yourbar1, bar2,... patterns, where are your FillA/FillB patterns,...
My proposal is to use colours to identify the different kinds of patterns:
Bar1, bar2, ..., bar8
Prefill/FillA/fillB/postfill...
That is simple, very ergonomic, and it seems easy to implement.
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#141139 - 01/24/12 07:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: John-Luke]
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Styles with Pushes Override:

It would be nice, for the styles with Pushes, to add a feature ‘Disable Pushes for this bar’. This setting would be available in Song Settings.
When this feature is enabled for a post fill bar, that would make the new section of the song to start ON the beat, as would do most of real bands.
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#141140 - 01/25/12 11:41 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: John-Luke]
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Import Melody MIDI partial file to any bar

It would be nice to be able to import a Melody from MIDI file into any bar, and not only the whole file as it is possible at present time. Import Melody file (from bar#...to bar#...) into Melody Track at bar#...
Same request for Soloist track.
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#141141 - 01/25/12 11:47 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: John-Luke]
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Prevent bass octave skips

It would be nice to get the following feature :
For the Bass track, when you have a diatonic or chromatic change in the root changes of the chords, don’t do an octave skip. Example : for following chords |E |F E7 | D |, bass notes should be E4 |F4 E4 |D4 instead of E3 | F4 E3|D4 .
At present time, we have to manually edit the bass track, before freezing it in order to get a professionnal bass line.
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#141142 - 01/25/12 12:22 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: John-Luke]
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Songpicker wrong disk number display

In BIAB help section, it is recommended to use disk#1000 for our user styles (for LS3 files or stylepicker editor). That is what I did. But, when you open the Song Picker, your styles appear with disk#232.
Could that be fixed ?
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#141143 - 01/25/12 10:38 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: John-Luke]
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A collection of predefined slides/slurs both up and down which could be applied to selected midi notes in the event or notation windows(maybe in a drop down menu?)to add a bluesy feeling to midi guitar or other instruments.

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#141144 - 01/27/12 04:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: carkins]
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Hybrid Styles Editor :

For hybrid styles edition purpose, it should be nice :
1 - under the menu Styles| Make a hybrid style, to have the Edit command, to change a part of an hybrid style, without the need of fully rebuild the hybrid style (for.ex. change only the guitar part from style#1 to another part from style#2)
OR
2 – have the ability to manually enter the required data in a new field of the StyleMaker/Misc page like for Multistyles data.

Example :
Drums : from ZZBOUNCY.STY
Bass : from ZZJAZZ.STY
Guitar : from WILLID.STY.
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#141145 - 01/27/12 09:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: John-Luke]
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StyleMaker : Multiple conditions settings

It would be nice to make working the multiple conditions settings in the stylemaker.
For example: For the bass, we have two 2-beat patterns with following settings (plus other 2-beat patterns with different settings):
Pattern#1
Relative weight=9
Playback bar mask = fill
Playback beat mask=beat1

Pattern#2
Relative weight=9
Playback bar mask = fill
Playback beat mask=beat3.
This configuration is required for example to get a given bass line during a fill bar and when there is a chord change during the fill bar.

When you hit play, at the fill bar, the pattern#1 would be played first, and then the pattern#2 starting at beat3. In fact, we could get any combination of patterns, including all other 2-beat patterns present in the style. So, the required bass fill riff is not guaranteed.
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#141146 - 01/27/12 11:20 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: Lenchris]
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Good grief, this thread is a joke. An absolute joke. Almost all of you guys have no idea what midi is. What's the title of this thread? .."Midi specific ideas." Anybody have a clue what that means? It means stuff like editing midi notes in the piano roll, copy/pasting midi parts, midi channels, assigning midi instruments, velocity curves, CC implementation (anybody know what that is?), the midi monitor, the midi drum kit and other "midi specific ideas" I can't think of right now. From what I see there's maybe 3 or 4 posts that are actually midi specific ideas out of 5 pages of crap.

Any one of us who actually knows a bit about midi took one look at the first page of posts in this thread and bailed.

Peter's thread title has nothing to do with styles, style requests, creating hybrid styles, the soloist/melodist, printing notation, generating of harmony parts, transposing, why doesn't Biab work with JABB, (this isn't a questions thread) none of that. Every one of these things are already requested and talked about here in separate threads in the Wishlist forum and questions go in the proper program forum not the Wishlist forum. Why haven't any of you taken the time to read this forum first? That plus a lot of things talked about here are already implemented but nobody has taken the time to research their request either brfore posting.

This thread was supposed to be a "midi ideas thread" supposedly for people who are familiar with midi in the first place.

I'm just another user looking for good discussions and maybe learn something but in attempting to read this thread I feel like a monitor in a kindergarten class.

Jeesh..

Bob
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#141147 - 01/27/12 02:52 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: jazzmammal]
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I wish the output chords feature was more like an extra part, completely independant of other parts. Currently in the Mac version, I can't use ouput chords, melody and soloist at the same time.
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#141148 - 01/27/12 03:13 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: jazzmammal]
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Jeesh..

Bob



I wonder if you read my question, very early on?

Can you give us some more specific parameters as to what is fair to ask for about "MIDI-specific ideas"? For example, could it mean anything about the 'core' of BIAB, like the 255-measure per-song limit? I don't want to rehash that if PG Music doesn't want that here.
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#141149 - 01/28/12 02:06 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: DavidL]
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My view is its time to rewrite the whole applicication in 64 bit, (OK so may will disagree), but since your asking for MIDI ideas here, an idea someone had on this forum was to provide a Sampler to be abvle to map the sounds used in a particular song across a keyboard. This seemed to me to be an intriguing idea.
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#141150 - 01/29/12 01:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: Matt Finley]
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I would like the option to increase the ticks per quarter note above the current 120, to as much as 960. This would allow me to edit note timing in the same numbering system that I use in SONAR and other software. In SONAR, this setting is on a per project basis, which would correspond to a per song basis for BIAB.




Matt, I hate to get on you about anything because you're one of my favorite people here but didn't you read Peter's very detailed essay about this? He goes into very specific reasons why that would be a waste of time within Biab but they might make it an export option. No need to post a link, it's the second sticky at the top of this forum right below this thread.

Call me stupid and it may be deserved but all of us regulars know full well that Biab is a midi based program to begin with. When Peter asks about "midi specific ideas" at the top of the Wishlist forum to me it's more than obvious he's not asking about regular Wishlist items, he's asking about midi specifc items like I mentioned. Of course the whole program is "midi based" that's a given. If he wanted a wide open discussion about anything and everything we can think of well, we're already in the Wishlist forum and we all know he reads it so what's the point?

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#141151 - 01/29/12 10:50 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: jazzmammal]
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Thanks Bob. Yes, I did read Peter's thorough explanation about expanding the PPQ, but check the dates of his post and mine. You'll notice Peter's was written five days after I posted the request in this thread that you just quoted.

My request about clarification wasn't for me, but was to forestall some of the posts you have mentioned. Didn't work...
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#141152 - 01/30/12 11:02 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Please post MIDI specific ideas here... [Re: Matt Finley]
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Oops, didn't notice the dates.

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