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#249325 - 05/09/14 03:46 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: Matt Finley]
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Matt, one thing I've always envied in horn players was/is a spit valve. Could never find one, although seriously needed, on my Strat. I suggested it to Fender factory so keep an eye pealed for the new Stratocaster "Gaynor Model" it also has a gimbled beverage holder.

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#249417 - 05/10/14 04:52 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: 1manband]
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Matt, true you trumpet players can make some terrible noises, but we sax players can join in with a few squeaks, honks, and warbles. After all, we can't let you have ALL the fun wink

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#249589 - 05/12/14 01:33 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
Matt, one thing I've always envied in horn players was/is a spit valve. Could never find one, although seriously needed, on my Strat. I suggested it to Fender factory so keep an eye pealed for the new Stratocaster "Gaynor Model" it also has a gimbled beverage holder.


Drink holder sounds good. Martin Mull had a Telecaster with a 40-channel CB radio built in. (He once guided a trucker into the club with it.) I'm pretty sure the Custom Shop will create anything you're willing to pay for. cool

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#250469 - 05/20/14 09:51 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: 1manband]
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Mac's been AWOL over a month now.

I'm concerned.

Would someone who knows him please give him a call and find out if he's OK. If not find out if there is anything we can do to help.

Thanks.
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#250477 - 05/20/14 11:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: Notes Norton]
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Notes, I believe Bob Flatpicker has a good phone number for Mac.

@Bob, please call The Macster then assure us, his countless friends that he is okay. This is totally unlike him.

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#250657 - 05/21/14 05:02 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: 1manband]
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Apparently, Mac still hasn't checked in.

Does anyone living in his general vicinity have time or love enough to attempt an eyeball-to-eyeball visit over a cup of coffee with him?

Under these circumstances, PG Music may give Mac's address and phone number to a limited number of Mac's closest friends. He certainly don't need 100+ phone calls.

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#250682 - 05/21/14 08:01 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Hi Everyone. Just talked at length with Mac. All is well and good. Mac is deep in the woodshed, building an amp and designing a speaker box. He just wanted to take a break from BIAB and concentrate on his projects. He appreciates all your concerns for him. He will be back at some point. Later, Ray
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#250686 - 05/21/14 08:35 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: raymb1]
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That's a big relief, Ray, thanks so much!

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#250688 - 05/21/14 08:41 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: 1manband]
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You know, Mac has 30 some thousand posts. He is a pillar around here. I can understand why he needs the break, or at least wants one.

Don, I'm glad you're still checking up on us, and making sure we're okay.

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#250690 - 05/21/14 09:10 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: raymb1]
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Checked the woodshed; no Mac ..
just sayin'
smile

I believe he's fine, if that counts for anything.
It doesn't surprise me that he is working on such things. Creativity doesn't sit still for long.
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#250691 - 05/21/14 09:44 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: rharv]
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"Checked the woodshed; no Mac ..
just sayin'"


Funny!! I hope Mac sees this. Later, Ray


Edited by raymb1 (05/21/14 10:52 PM)
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#250711 - 05/22/14 01:41 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: raymb1]
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Originally Posted By: raymb1
Hi Everyone. Just talked at length with Mac.


Ray,

Anytime you talk to Mac on the phone the conversation is gonna be "at length". wink

I tried to call him this afternoon but I got his machine and figured I'd just try him again tomorrow.

I can understand him needing to take a break from the forum every now and again.
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#250736 - 05/22/14 09:25 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: bobcflatpicker]
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Yes, it was "at length"!! Interesting conversation though. Mac knows a lot of music. Later, Ray


Edited by raymb1 (05/22/14 09:26 AM)
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#250739 - 05/22/14 09:27 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: 1manband]
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Thanks for calling Ray. I'm glad he's OK.

Funny, it's like playing the same club for years, when somebody goes AWOL, you get concerned about him/her.

Happy, healthy, and busy is great.

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#250852 - 05/23/14 12:48 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: Notes Norton]
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Phew! I thought he may have gotten food poisoning from the NM green chiles I sent him a while ago.

The forum members here would have me lynched!

(glad to hear he's fine)

Larry

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#250974 - 05/24/14 10:08 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: 1manband]
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At least "tarred and feathered" and run out of town wink
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#250978 - 05/24/14 11:36 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: Notes Norton]
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I hope Mac reads this thread when he returns to see how important and loved he is within this community.
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#251013 - 05/24/14 06:02 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: 1manband]
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Yes, I'd love to see Mac posting again soon. It's not the same around here without him.
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#251019 - 05/24/14 06:39 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Mac [Re: PeterGannon]
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Peter, Mac is a very well-educated person who/whom I've known for probably 20 years when we both helped Flavio Antoniolli (sp?) in the fledgling stages of n-Track Studio.

His absence from these PG Music forums, however temporary, leaves a void (not in the medical parlance) that is impossible to fill. I keep watching for his knowledgeable comments on these forums.

I can imagine him deep in Rube Goldberg mode and totally engrossed in thought.

On a lighter side: My Dr. called me a fine physical specimen and then I learned what you medicos call "specimen".

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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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