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#284928 - 02/19/15 11:49 AM [RealBand] RealBand 2015 build 7 update (Feb 19)
Andrew - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
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There is a RealBand 2015 Build 7 update (Feb 19 2015)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2015 to Build 7 from any previous 2015 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2015 folder.

Summary of Changes (Feb 19, 2015) since Build 6

  • Access violation in the Tracks window which could occur if track heights were changed.
  • Access violation if you clicked on either the Tempo Percent or Transpose buttons and then entered text and pressed return.

Summary of Changes (Jan 19, 2015) since Build 2

  • Fixed: Delete key in Audio Edit Window would always delete all both channels.
  • Fixed: Moving a section of audio in tracks win would sometimes still create extra nodes.
  • Fixed: Render – Merge Audio Tracks to WMA would show wrong strings in dialog, and would cause RB to freeze next time dialog is executed.
  • Fixed: Select and Generate UserTracks didn't work from either the Main Menu or the Generate button. It only worked from Tracks Window right click.
  • Fixed: Crash if no MP3 codecs present and attempting to save to MP3
  • Added: Section letters shown in Chords Window.
  • Added: - New 'Application Error' dialog that shows stack trace and lets the user email the Error Report to PG Support, or add the Error Report to RBError.LOG.
  • Added: - Localization support.
  • Fixed: - Loops dialog was sometimes showing a division by zero message when adding certain loop.
  • Fixed: - Some acid loops were not being read properly.
  • Fixed: - Some acid loops were not being recognized.

Summary of Changes for 2015 Build 2 (Dec 5, 2014)

  • Fixed: Hotkeys not restored properly after entering a value in the pitch transpose or tempo adjust.
  • Fixed: Added warning, when exiting MIDI Devices dialog or Audio Drivers dialog, if default sample rate for MME differs from song sample rate.
  • Fixed: Added Acidize This Wav file command to the Render menu.
  • Fixed: Elastique ASIO error when ASIO buffer size in sample frames was great than 1024.
  • Fixed: Select and Generate User Track on main menu and Generate popup menu both launched the Pick a Loop dialog.
  • Fixed: Render save track to file not working.
  • Fixed: Existing video wasn't always cleared on a File - new.
  • Fixed: Simple drums not working.
  • Fixed: Help topic for Big Piano Options dialog not linked.
  • Fixed: In the Generate Button dropdown menu, the favorites submenus for MIDI SuperTracks, UserTracks, and Loops were not being setup and populated correctly.
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#285327 - 02/23/15 06:34 AM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2015 build 7 update (Feb 19) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
refreshingly Offline

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 37
Just letting you know that this patch fixed all my problems!
Thank you for making my day!


#285413 - 02/23/15 06:54 PM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2015 build 7 update (Feb 19) [Re: refreshingly]
refreshingly Offline

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 37
Ooops, it fixed all of the problems that I had at the time. But now that I can use Realband again, I made a song that uses tempo changes (percentages for part of it and an actual number in another part) and when I try to render, it gives me an access error and freezes the rendering process - thus making me force close the program.

The song also has style changes, but I noticed your patch had addressed tempo changes in a different part of the process, so I wondered if I might being seeing a related issue albeit downstream?

#285936 - 02/27/15 09:29 AM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2015 build 7 update (Feb 19) [Re: refreshingly]
Jeff Yankauer Offline
PG Music Developer

Registered: 06/02/00
Posts: 1373
Not sure what you mean by a song that has tempo changes with "percentages for part of it". A tempo change in the song is an actual number. The tempo map only has actual numbers.

I just tried rendering a song with tempo changes and it didn't seem to have any problems.

Edited by Jeff Yankauer (02/27/15 09:33 AM)
Jeff Yankauer

#285974 - 02/27/15 02:38 PM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2015 build 7 update (Feb 19) [Re: Jeff Yankauer]
refreshingly Offline

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 37
Thanks for your reply Jeff.

I was referring to the option (at any bar) in BIAB to change the tempo either by a percentage or by simply typing the tempo you want.

I actually solved my above problem by first rendering all of my BIAB tracks to wave files. Then opening the song in RealBand file and deleting all of the band in a box tracks. Then I imported all the wave files. From there it rendered fine.

Thanks again,

#287076 - 03/08/15 03:02 AM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2015 build 7 update (Feb 19) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
LynB Offline

Registered: 07/23/00
Posts: 3161
Loc: Barton-on-Sea,Hants,UK
Hi Jeff,

Still awaiting for the resolution of the accidental changes to Auditioning Patches using the Classic Tracks window where the + and - keys do not now change the patches in succession. This was the subject of an Email to Support which I understood was passed on to Development for solution. The latset PTW 2015 operates correctly, I understand.



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Q: When I have entered chords and notation for a song, is it possible to mute the notation and just have the chords playing? This would be helpful for when I just want the chord backing track but want to read the notation.

A: There are several ways to do this. The easiest is probably to use the Mixer window and change the volume slider to zero for the Melody track. Or, hit the Mute icon on the Mixer for the Melody Track.

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Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
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The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

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RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here:

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:

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.

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