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#294983 - 05/12/15 02:07 PM [Off-Topic] My brother died this morning.
Sundance Offline

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It's hard to believe he's really gone even though he was sick. He was the oldest and more like a father since he had kids older than me. When I was a teen, I told him I wanted to play the piano. I came home from school one day and there it was. The most beautiful used black baby grand taking up half the living room. I never learned to play it well and I'm not sure who loved that piano more - him or me. Then he bought himself a fiddle which he finally traded for an acoustic guitar when the family threatened mutiny. smile He was quite a character.

I will miss him.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for me and my family.

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#294984 - 05/12/15 02:15 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
MusicStudent Offline

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Originally Posted By: Sundance
I told him I wanted to play the piano. I came home from school one day and there it was.

Now that is a cool big brother.
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#294985 - 05/12/15 02:19 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: MusicStudent]
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Josie, I am so sorry for your loss. I do have to agree, he seems like the kind of guy you would love to be around!

Try to focus on the great times, and celebrate the time you had with him. He lives on in you that way.
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#294987 - 05/12/15 02:36 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, I'm so sorry about your loss. I am glad you both shared the love of music, and I'm sure the memories are precious.

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#294989 - 05/12/15 02:55 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
Pat Marr Offline

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I wish I had something to say that helps, but that doesn't seem to be one of the powers bestowed on words. Based on what you said, it sounds like he was a brother who put his money where his heart is. Given the price of baby grand pianos, he must have really loved his little sister. His actions said far more than words.

#295000 - 05/12/15 03:57 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
Charlie Fogle Offline

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Josie, I am so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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#295001 - 05/12/15 04:21 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
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Very sorry to hear that Josie. He's in my thoughts and prayers

#295006 - 05/12/15 04:36 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
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Some wonderful things your brother did for you.
Besides the love and attention.
Peace be with you and the family.

Edited by seeker (05/12/15 04:36 PM)

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#295011 - 05/12/15 06:13 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: seeker]
Don Gaynor Offline

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Oh Josie, I am so sorry.

Nobody can take away your wonderful memories.

He sounds like someone I would enjoy being with.

#295012 - 05/12/15 06:21 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
VideoTrack Offline

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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Our thoughts are with you from Australia Josie.

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#295013 - 05/12/15 06:29 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, I want to send my prayers for your family. Words cannot express the right things to say. God Bless. occ

#295016 - 05/12/15 08:18 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
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Loc: New Zealand
Sincere condolences from here Josie.

#295017 - 05/12/15 09:18 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2121
Loc: Sacramento, California
Hi, Josie.

Thanks for sharing about your brother - he sounds awesome.

Prayers from my family to yours.
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#295019 - 05/12/15 09:40 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
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I will add him to my prayers tonight. Sadly, as I get older, the list gets longer.

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#295026 - 05/12/15 10:21 PM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
gibson Offline

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Best wishes and my condolences, Josie.
Good memories to treasure

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#295177 - 05/13/15 01:02 AM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13213
Loc: Australia
Dear Josie,

I'm so very, very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Losing someone who was loved dearly is never easy. Please know that I'm sending all my healing thoughts and prayers your way.

Thinking of you,

#295253 - 05/13/15 04:27 AM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
floyd jane Offline

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Loc: Florida
Thoughts are with you. Sorry for your loss.
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#295254 - 05/13/15 04:27 AM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
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No one is ever prepared to deal with the loss of a close family member. My sincere hope that you can find comfort in this time of trouble.

Storms never last..... the sun will shine again.
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#295263 - 05/13/15 04:47 AM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
musiclover Offline

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Sincere condolences to you Josie at this difficult and sad time, and may your loving memories of him bring you some comfort and peace.


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#295268 - 05/13/15 04:58 AM [Off-Topic] Re: My brother died this morning. [Re: Sundance]
90 dB Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4655
Loc: Florida

Our deepset condolences for your loss. You are in our prayers.


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Video - Making A Song in Band-in-a-Box® 2018

Ever wonder how to create a song in Band-in-a-Box®? We start off with the basics in our latest video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018!

Windows users: click here | Mac users: click here

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:
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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

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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: - 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.

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