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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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PG Music News
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A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane! https://youtu.be/qPrejgnwb4M?t=3600

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:
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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.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

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.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
Fixed: Mixer changes were not undoable, and would not cause user to be prompted to save their song when exiting.
Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
Fixed: StylePicker database various updates. Some styles were displaying the wrong feel (swing/even) in notation. A few styles incorrectly showed missing Drums.
Fixed: The audio latency setting would increase every time leaving the Windows Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: The Download Manager folder name defaulted to 2016 instead of 2018.
Updated: Help file.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is here! PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 includes many new features and enhancements:

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:
-X/8 time signature support. This is a special method of displaying 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time signatures in the Notation window.
-The Duplicate previous chord in notation right-click menu lets you quickly duplicate the previous chord (group of notes on same peg) without having to reenter it.
-Delete highlighted notes in notation right-click menu lets you delete all highlighted notes.
-Delete all notes on this peg in notation right-click menu lets you delete all notes on the nearest peg that was clicked on.
-You can now enter Section Numbers. Previously, you could enter letters (A-Z) only, but now you can also enter numbers (1-9).

...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm

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#TBT - The Beginning of Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

We released the much-loved Xtra Styles PAKs in August 2016! This release included 164 RealStyles for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter and worked with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Xtra Styles PAKs were such a hit... we couldn't stop making them! Since their introduction, we've released 3 more PAKs with a total of over 600 Xtra Styles in all!

Want to hear what other program users are doing with their Xtra Styles? Visit our Xtra STyles Contests forum to hear all the songs submitted during previous song contest we've had: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=102&page=1

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Check out some great feedback we've received on our Facebook account from program users:

"I have been using Band-in-a-Box for years. It is the anchor of my music gigs as well as my fun in my studio. I have used other software but Band-in-a-Box is my main go to."
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"Love Band-in-a-Box. As someone who played professionally for 20 years and retired from live performing years ago, I still love music. Band-in-a-Box allows me to create fun arrangements which I can sing over or play over. There are THOUSANDS of different variations plus you can enter any chords you like and create any chart. It's also great for creating background tracks for videos and audio content for websites, training etc. And like everything else in the world . . . it may not be right for everyone. For those who love music and don't have the time to shed five or six instruments it's way cool."
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"The premiere reason for me for buying this program; it has given me the freedom to fully complete the foundation for my songs without the confinement of limited minded musicians. After the song concept is complete, it can then be presented those musicians to play as a cover song. Also writing a song with a band gives them partial ownership of your idea... not cool... especially since they may have fought your idea every step of the way.. Every member of an organized band should own a copy of this program to compose or to even give legitimate composition alternatives to the original songwriter."
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Thanks everyone!

Support for ABC Notation Format in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

ABC notation is the simple text-based notation system used by musicians worldwide to store chords, melody, and lyrics of songs. Now with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows you can open and save songs in ABC notation format!

To save the song in ABC notation format, press the [Save As] toolbar button and choose Save as ABC notation file from the menu. Once opened, select a track that you want to save and choose your other criteria - The [Copy to clipboard] button will copy the file to the clipboard (that you can then paste it into other programs). The [Save as File] button will let you type a name and select the destination in your hard drive.

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