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#242552 - 03/04/14 04:24 AM [Off-Topic] Which Version of BIAB
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HI All

I have changed from a PC to a Mac and i have been waiting for the 2014 BIAB version to be released.

As i still have my old PC i was wondering could someone advise me whether waiting for the Mac version
was a good idea,or would getting the PC version make more sense.

I want it for making Backing Tracks,so Real Tracks are important,especially the Pedal Steel.

Your suggestions appreciated.

Alan

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#242557 - 03/04/14 05:33 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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Hi Alan
First thing I would do is to contact Support and see if they have a Mac Release date.
Or if you are at home in an afternoon, try your luck with "live" help
Cheers
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#242560 - 03/04/14 05:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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HI Ian

Already asked Support and they say they don't have a release date for the next Mac version.

I don't mind waiting i just wanted to know if the same Real Tracks,Real Drums etc are in the
Mac version as well as the PC.

As i said i wanted it for writing Backing Tracks,I especially want to try the Pedal Steel.

Alan

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#242561 - 03/04/14 06:04 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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I'm pretty sure BIAB for Mac has the same trax available, but I know that it is missing some functionality that exists in the Windows version. You might post your question in the BIAB for Mac forum and seek advice from users who have used both--I know there are some there.

HTH,

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#242566 - 03/04/14 06:24 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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Thanks Richard,

Question now on the Mac forum as suggested .

I have also sent the question to Support,but i doubt
i will get a release date?

Alan

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#242577 - 03/04/14 08:36 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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You also could run your Windows version of BIAB on your Mac, if you bought Parallels and installed a copy of Windows. Peter Gannon has said he programs and uses BIAB on this platform.
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#242579 - 03/04/14 09:03 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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Thanks Matt

I was interested in what the reduced functionality in the Mac version was.

If it gives enough to allow me to write backing tracks using pedal steel
that will do me.

I don't have a sound card,just an interface so i need real tracks.

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#242580 - 03/04/14 09:05 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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If you still have the old PC, I'd advise you to use it for BiaB.

BiaB/Windows has historically worked better than BiaB/Mac and the updates and toys come out sooner on the PC.

Don't misunderstand, it's not that BiaB/Mac is lame, (it's quite good), it's just that BiaB/Windows is even better.

Matt's suggestion to use Parallels is also a good idea if you are committed to doing everything on your Mac.

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#242592 - 03/04/14 10:00 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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Originally Posted By: guitarman

If it gives enough to allow me to write backing tracks using pedal steel that will do me.


It will, or at least I should say, historically the Mac version has always included the same Realtracks as the Win version, in entirety.

Alan, your stuff sounds so good that I don't think you're missing out on anything that would have an impact there.


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#242596 - 03/04/14 10:14 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: Mac]
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Hi Mac

What a nice thing to say,thank you.

I presume you are saying that the Mac version will do me just fine.

Alan

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#242599 - 03/04/14 10:21 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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Remember what I've told you before about this subject.

"If it WORKS -- don't fix it."


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#242603 - 03/04/14 10:30 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Which Version of BIAB [Re: guitarman]
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Understood Mac - Thank you



Edited by guitarman (03/04/14 10:31 AM)

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