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#140900 - 12/14/11 06:57 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 350 Update (April 24, 2012)
Andrew - PG Music Offline
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Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 350 is available:
http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#350

This will update your version of Band-in-a-Box to build 350 from any previous Band-in-a-Box 2012 build.

Summary of Changes for Build 350 (April 24, 2012)
  • Improved: ASIO stability and timing with large buffers is improved. MIDI soft-synth timing with large ASIO buffers is much better, although still will remain dependent on the speed of the computer, the nature of the DXi or VSTi synths used, and the quality of the ASIO drivers.

  • Fixed: Vulnerability related to multi-threading, which could explain some of the reported intermittent, un-reproducible crashes with ASIO.

  • Fixed: Song-based RealTracks were sometimes being removed when starting Band-in-a-Box by double-clicking on a song.

  • Fixed: Using a different MIDI style was sometimes wiping out another MIDI track.

  • Added: When picking a custom MIDI style, the stylepicker memo now names the tracks for each instrument.

  • Fixed: Loops were sometimes mono instead of stereo.

  • Added: Band-in-a-Box can now load more types of audio files for loops (unusual .wav formats etc.).

  • Improved: Flash message colors improved (green for messages that you can click on).

  • Fixed: MIDI from a style was surviving sometimes when a loop was set.

  • Fixed: Some mixer drawing issues for custom slider.

  • Improved: Safety code added to prevent plugins crashing program if memory/resources are low.

  • Fixed: Intermittent "lost plugins" issues when a set of plugins has been saved to a song, and then later when the song is reloaded some saved plugins do not get inserted.

  • Fixed: Jukebox crashing intermittently on loading new songs "too soon" after beginning playback, and intermittent timing irregularities.



Updated April 11, 2012

  • Updated: Some 'A-only', 'B-only', and 'Bluesy' RealTracks instruments weren't playing the correct variation.

  • Updated: Some simple bass ST2 files showed as missing, even though the parent 'regular' bass ST2 was present.

  • Updated: StylePicker improvements.

  • Updated: Fixes for minor miscellaneous RealTracks issues reported since Feb 1 2012.


Added Feb 1, 2012

  • Updated: The latest version of Band-in-a-Box Server (Version 2 Build 2939) is now included in the patch. Band-in-a-Box Server is used to connect to the Band-in-a-Box and BB Remote apps for iphone / Android.


Updated Dec 14, 2011

  • Added: AmpliTube .STY files and .SGU demo songs. These are styles we've made that load in specific AmpliTube presets. They can be opened from the AmpliTube category near the bottom of the StylePicker.

  • Added: Loops .STY files and .SGU/.MGU demo songs. These can be opened from the Loops category near the bottom of the StylePicker.

  • Fixed: Occasional 'BluesRockEv^ missing' error.

  • Fixed: Crash when using Band-in-a-Box Server with iPhone/Android apps.

  • Fixed: Some "BB2012 Tutorial" style demos not loading from StylePicker.

  • Improved: Some AmpliTube presets tweaked.

  • Improved: For Non-English versions, RealTracksFolderNamesX.txt implemented to allow fuller names of realtracks in various realtracks list.

  • Improved: Prefs-RealTracks-Verify function sped up, and report no longer reports bt0 file errors (not used anymore)

  • Added: Find and Fix button added to Prefs- RealTracks (it looks for missing st2/xt2 files in parent folder of RealTracks folder, and if it finds them, copies them to your BB folder

  • Improved: Rebuild button in RTPicker now Fixes problems (copying xt2/st2)

  • Fixed: Combo Plugins were not getting written when rendered

  • Fixed: Drum whack at the end

  • Updated: Styles list updated

  • Updated: 2012 Manual


Edited by Andrew - PG Music (04/30/12 01:32 PM)

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#140901 - 12/14/11 07:15 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Those are some nice fixes there.. very cool.
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#140902 - 12/14/11 07:20 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Rachael Offline
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Can you be more specific as to what this is?

Fixed: Drum whack at the end

I'm curious if this fixes the problem of an extra RD "stick on stick" beat heard at the end of a song. It only occurs when using an external synth and MME for audio.

Thx,
R

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#140903 - 12/14/11 08:13 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: Rachael]
PeterGannon Offline
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It's unlikely that this would fix that problem. Let me know if it does though. We haven't been able to dup that problem.
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#140904 - 12/14/11 09:14 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: PeterGannon]
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Thanks to your folks for these upgrades.
That is a pressure cooker also to get these out.

Appreciate this part of your product support.
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#140905 - 12/14/11 10:42 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: seeker]
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Many thanks, gents. I am just adoring the Direct Input tracks with Amplitube.
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#140906 - 12/14/11 11:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: filkertom]
Ed C Offline
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I'm going to miss the drum whack at the end

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#140907 - 12/15/11 09:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: Ed C]
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I guess we will have to add our own whack now.

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#140908 - 12/15/11 10:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: Tommyc]
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Goodness knows, there are enough of us whack jobs on the forums....
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#140909 - 12/15/11 03:37 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: filkertom]
PeterGannon Offline
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>>> I'm curious if this fixes the problem of an extra RD "stick on stick" beat heard at the end of a song. It only occurs when using an external synth and MME for audio.

Hi Rachael,
You are correct, and we have been able to duplicate that. If (as you say) you are:
(all of these must be true)

- using MME,
- *not* using VST/DXi,
- and *not* using a loop at the end
- Using RealDrums, but NOT using any RealTracks.

then at the very end of the song you hear a brief countin tap from the first bar of leadin.

I guess we never tried that combination in awhile!

We'll fix that. BTW, there's a workaround, select a count in sound of "---- 1234" in Prefs-Count In. You'll just hear a 1 bar countin, but you won't hear that opening tap played briefly at the end.
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#140910 - 12/15/11 04:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: PeterGannon]
Rachael Offline
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Awesome! I never tried the workaround but will do so until the fix comes out.

Thanks,
R

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#140911 - 12/15/11 04:53 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: Rachael]
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Looking forward to the fix, and I never thought of that workaround either. Thanks.
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#140912 - 12/15/11 05:14 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: jford]
Rachael Offline
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I never did find out what a drum whack is.

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#140913 - 12/17/11 03:43 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: Rachael]
Ed C Offline
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Well the real track drum ending whack is gone... Now i find when i drag and drop in daw mode from the combo i get a cymbal crash on the fist beat of the count in...
Anyone else experiencing this. I don't use a count in very often but i need it on this particular tune.

thanks
Ed

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#140914 - 12/17/11 05:10 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2012 Build 349 Update [Re: Ed C]
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You could just rest the drums in that measure. It's a workaround. It might need looking at what happens if you have for count in options.

The other thing that causes that is when you have a part marker right at the first of the song somewhere. Make sure there are no blue or green colours on the cell in chord view.
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