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#238763 - 02/05/14 08:39 PM [RealBand] New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand
PeterGannon Offline
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Blake @ PG Music made a great vidoe series on Getting Started with RealBand.
Thanks Blake!

Getting Started with RealBand in 5 parts:
RealBand: Getting Started 1 – setup: http://youtu.be/_eCmVkA54dk
RealBand: Getting Started 2 – making a song: http://youtu.be/En9Jq948m7w
RealBand: Getting Started 3 – adding tracks: http://youtu.be/ey1VZyB8AeI
RealBand: Getting Started 4 – recording audio: http://youtu.be/JfqCxQ0ZzsA
RealBand: Getting Started 5 – recording MIDI: http://youtu.be/ZuXsGIledHk

RealBand: MIDI Data Filter: http://youtu.be/EIBbakH_42s
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#239030 - 02/07/14 06:05 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: PeterGannon]
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I looked at all five last night and believe the series is a great introduction to RealBand; especially for someone slightly familar with BIAB but has not taken the opportunity to work with RealBand.

I believe the videos will greatly reduce the amount of time needed to feel comfortable using RealBand.

Great job Blake!
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#239033 - 02/07/14 07:01 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: PeterGannon]
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Thanks for adding the MIDI Data Filter clip. It is extremely useful!
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#242077 - 03/01/14 12:28 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Thanks for adding the MIDI Data Filter clip. It is extremely useful!


+1

and if you're wondering which notes to filter for what percussion pieces: GM Drum Map


As found on the keyboard: GRAPHIC

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#245825 - 03/30/14 02:21 AM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: Pat Marr]
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Thanks for posting that keyboard graphic Pat. A good easy to use reference map that I'll add to my notes file.

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#263270 - 09/23/14 05:57 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: PeterGannon]
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Excellent ! Merci d'améliorer sans cesse RB.Il m'est devenu indispensable grâce à des fonctions de création de realtrack et de usertrack... le couple BIAB et RB est magique !
Dedou83

laugh Thank you to continually improve RB.Il has become indispensable to me through creation functions RealTrack and USERTRACK ... the couple BIAB and RB's magic!
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#268662 - 11/16/14 06:37 AM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: PeterGannon]
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I've just started to look at Realband in a serious way. Found these new videos really helpful. Although as a beginner I need lots and lots more videos! smile
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#292987 - 04/26/15 03:33 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: Jim Fogle]
Don Gaynor Offline
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Originally Posted By: JimFogle
I looked at all five last night and believe the series is a great introduction to RealBand; especially for someone slightly familar with BIAB but has not taken the opportunity to work with RealBand.

I believe the videos will greatly reduce the amount of time needed to feel comfortable using RealBand.

Great job Blake!

Jim, you are describing me. After 14 years, I'm only now trying to learn and use RB but I'm totally lost.

I have a nice audio (.wma) file of a great piano solo. I want to add drums and strings. Unfortunately, these tutorials are not much help in this instance. Can you or other experienced RB users get me started in the right direction please?

I also have watched the 5 tutorials and agree that Blake did a fabulous job. They just don't answer my intermediate-level question.

Thanks.

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#293002 - 04/26/15 07:31 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Don's quote: "I have a nice audio (.wma) file of a great piano solo. I want to add drums and strings. Unfortunately, these tutorials are not much help in this instance. Can you or other experienced RB users get me started in the right direction please?"

Don, in RB, the sequence to add the audio file and then add additional instruments is as follows:

Import your wma file into RB
Open the Audio Chord Wizard,
Choose existing song (which is your audio wma piano file)
Run ACW to determine key, create a tempo map and input the chord progression into the CF page of RB.

Choose a blank track to begin adding RealTracks, Midi, Super Midi or live vocals or instruments.

Be Careful!! it quickly becomes addictive.
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#293069 - 04/27/15 08:54 AM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Thanks, Jim. That gives me a fun project for today.

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#338476 - 02/29/16 01:17 AM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: PeterGannon]
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laugh Thank you to continually improve RB
really it is very impressive

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#381423 - 12/09/16 07:53 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: monaliza23]
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Wtched all 5 of these tonight and got a little more d\familar eith RT. Tanks for providing these. We do need more on Real Band and it is much different than BIAB. It appears that the use of RB is going to expand the utility of BIAB greatly!
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#381632 - 12/10/16 06:23 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: earl kirby]
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Realband elevates BIAB to a higher level. For me, it is where music production begins and BIAB accompaniment ends. It is where I take over from the auto generated BIAB tracks and create unique and custom audio tracks. It is where BIAB begins to react as if I were truly playing live in a studio with real musicians.

For example, I recently punched in a guitar track for fills and solo breaks. The track was comped into 18 sections. Using the multiriff feature of RB, each of the 18 sections received 7 alternate takes per section and I chose one of the multi riffs. On occasion, I cut/pasted between two multi riffs merging into a single new riff. That was 126 unique phrases for my song. It was like sitting in a studio with a lead guitar player and directing him throughout the song so it was my unique, custom arrangement.

This is important to me because using BIAB, consider that 10 users choose the same style and the same chord progression for a song. Relying on BIAB auto generated songs from finite recorded audio tracks, there would likely be similar, recognizable phrases between the different users songs. That would not be the case generating multi riffs in a RB track.

Generating such a track took minutes to create and is something no other DAW is capable of in such a short period of time. One would have to generate multiple tracks and export each of them into a DAW and entire tracks would have to be referenced against each other to come even close to what RB did in minutes.

RB is where the human artistry resides.

Charlie


Edited by Charlie Fogle (12/10/16 06:26 PM)
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#381666 - 12/11/16 02:27 AM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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+1 for Charlie
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#389698 - 01/11/17 04:21 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: doctormidi]
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I've really got to do the RB dance. Today's the day I watch the videos! grin wink
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#389740 - 01/11/17 09:35 PM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: lambada]
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Originally Posted By: doctormidi
+1 for Charlie


Thanks

Charlie

Originally Posted By: lambada
I've really got to do the RB dance. Today's the day I watch the videos! grin wink


I think you'll find it worthwhile and fun to use. It's also useful to me when working on covers of songs and getting the arrangement just right.

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#389760 - 01/12/17 01:46 AM [RealBand] Re: New! Video series on Getting Started with RealBand [Re: PeterGannon]
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I've been impressed by these videos. All quite interesting. The playback of recorded mix levels should be very useful for backing tracks.


Edited by lambada (01/12/17 01:46 AM)
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PG Music News
RealTracks Patch Update for Windows Users

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest RealTracks update patch (519) here.

This patch includes some RealTracks audio updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018. 2018 users should be sure to download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2018 update patch (519), as that patch includes the bulk of the fixes for RealTracks released with 2018. This is a larger download than typical because it updates the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks audio files. There is more information and Audiophile patches available here.

Summary of RealTracks Audio updates:
Improved: There were small issues with the tuning of several Bass styles. This has been fixed for both the original mix and the direct input mix. This affects the following RealTracks:
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
- Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
- Bass, Acoustic, BluesyPopByron Ev 100
Improved: Audio glitches have been removed from the ends of phrases in the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest (free) update patch (519) here.

Summary of changes:
Added: Additional dialog available for detailed information in the StyleMaker (fields for memo, examples, and other parameters). These are set in the StyleMaker (more dialog, a button called "Style Memos etc").
Added: Help Video button Added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
Improved: ABC opening improvements with some accidentals, and leadin bars that occur in middle of song.
Improved: Audio harmonies now used Improved algorithms, and can be easily set using N voices above, M voices below (and have additional functions like duplicate melody, and dup. melody octave below).
Improved: Lyrics will be now read from .mid files that used to be karaoke files (.kar) and got renamed somewhere along the line.
Improved: Support for RealTracks that should be transposed only lower (ie heavy metal guitars) and for future Improved metal guitar comping.
Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: Audio harmonies might be missing some notes.
Fixed: Audio harmonies would be generated with the wrong notes if selecting a range of audio in the middle of the track.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash on bootup with error "Read Beyond end of file".
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box should show message if the latest VJT application is not installed when the user tries to render videos.
Fixed: File > Open Special > Open Audio was importing audio instead of opening it in a new song.
Fixed: In the Bar Settings window, "Chordsheet and Notation - Start a New Line" should say "Notation - Start a New Line".
Fixed: It was not possible to record audio using WAS audio drivers if "Output always on" was disabled.
Fixed: Misc. RealTracks updates.
Fixed: Quicklist drums picker sometimes showing too many drums in the list.
Fixed: Redundant flash messages were showing.
Fixed: Removing a custom drums from a track would still display Drums as the name of the loop in the track.
Fixed: Rendering audio while there is a region of bars highlighted in the chord sheet might cause a crash.
Fixed: Saving a MIDI file would fail unless saving as type 1.
Fixed: Some 12-key RealTracks were incorrectly set to allow transposition.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog was missing the new Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: The VJT application should print out its version number in log files.

Tutorials - How to Install Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Hard Drive

When you have your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac UltraPAK shipped to you on a portable hard drive, there are a few different options for installation. We go over these 3 options with our latest video series:

Option 1: Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to view.

Option 2: Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks & RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to view.

Option 3: Install Band-in-a-Box® and the RealTracks & RealDrums on your computer hard drive: click here to view.

Check out all our Band-in-a-Box for Mac videos here.

Video - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Have you purchased your Band-in-a-Box® package, and want to make sure you're downloading and installing the RealTracks Sets correctly?

Well, we've created just the tutorial video you're looking for! Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets.

Video link:
www.pgmusic.com/?vid=QndXu8H_IwM

Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: https://www.relay.fm/mpu/432 - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

Polish New Features Video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Our Polish Distributor, Sound Station, has finished their Band-in-a-Box 2018 New Features summary video (in Polish!) - click here to watch.

We hope all our Polish Band-in-a-Box users find this video helpful - thank you Sound Station!

YouTube Find - Love it (with Band-in-a-Box 2018)

YouTube channel EmtpyHallToones uploaded a video of their guitar performance using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks!

Click here to watch.

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