You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#139014 - 12/05/11 10:16 PM List of new **MIDI features** for Band-in-a-Box 2012 for Windows
PeterGannon Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 11983
With BB 2012, we’ve added a lot of features specific to MIDI. Although RealTracks (audio) are popular, some people prefer MIDI sounds, because they can edit them etc.

This post is a list of new features with 2012, that apply to MIDI.


So with BB 2012, we’ve added lots of MIDI features, and they are listed here:

Band-in-a-Box 2012 MIDI Features and Additions
There are some exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box 2012. We’ve added VST synth support for each MIDI track, so you can have multiple MIDI synths playing on your songs. You can also use VST Plugins (reverb, delay etc.) on each MIDI track. You can add MIDITracks individually now, simply select your favorite MIDITrack from any style to any track of your current song.

Plus Important MIDI Features added in version 2011.5 (released July 2011), including
- Mixer window, allowing you to quickly set volumes, panning, reverb, and patches.
- “BB Remote” an app for iPhone/iPad and Android for use with your desktop version of Band-in-a-Box 2011.5. BB Remote is a remote control to choose/play/mix songs on the desktop version.
- “WebDemo” button, which plays a streaming demo from the web.

The New MIDI Features in Band-in-a-Box 2012 for Windows are...

VST synth support for each track, so you can have multiple synths playing on your songs.

VST Plugins (reverb, delay etc.) on each track.


You can add MIDITracks individually now, simply select your favorite MIDITrack from any style to any track of your current song.

The “BBRemote” app for iPhone, iPad, Android has been updated with new features.


StylePicker Filter has been Enhanced.
There is a easy search feature on the main StylePicker filter window. You can type a search term, press Enter, and the styles are filtered. This includes, in addition to typing any text, special terms like Ev (shown only Even feel styles), Sw (Swing styles), 8 (8th note styles), 16 (16ths note styles), 140 (find styles that work at tempo 140), 140! (list only styles where the original tempo is 140), Real (list only real styles), MIDI (list only MIDI styles), , “Duo/Trio/Quartet” (# instruments) and more.

The StylePicker Advanced Filter has been enhanced, with new options only include styles matching the tempo exactly, individual genres listed (e.g. show Country and Pop styles only), Faster (single click) selection of options (radio buttons instead of drop down combo) for most commonly used settings. StylePicker filter added for time signatures 4/4, 3/4 waltz, 5/4, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8, others

Stylpicker memo enhanced
- Expanded size show; more of memo shows


BB Remote application updated with new features.
Double Click (to play from bar x). Easier changing of screens, File Save, Red/Green “connected” status button.

Yellow Hint Messages can now be clicked on to perform the action.
Questions asked when songs loaded (requiring a repsonse) are now changed to yellow flash messages, that don't require a response
but can be clicked on if you want to do the function:
- style is even feel. OK to change melody to swing (and vice versa)
- style is 16ths notes, reduce chord duration? ( and - style is 8th notes, expand chord duration?
- style is 3/4 waltz, transform the melody to waltz? (and vice versa)

Styles can now contain extra information, such as:
Custom Panning and Reverb settings. Styles can also store Plugins to use with tracks, and specific MIDI VST synths to use.

Note: If you don’t want panning, reverb, tone information sent with styles, you can set this in Prefs-MIDI Options- Allow Style Panning, Reverb, Tone changes

Note: For styles that store extra information (such as panning, reverb, tone, substylenames, plugin names etc.), an extra file with a .stx extension is saved. So for zzjazz.sty, you would also have a zzjazz.stx file, and both of them should be present for the features to be present. STX files are not needed for most styles, just ones that need to store this extra information.

Rests now apply to the Melody and Soloist tracks (if they have MIDITracks on them). Note that for purposes of excluding the tracks from the rests, the Melody and Soloist tracks use the same setting as the Strings track.

Bar Settings Dialog (F5) improvements: asterisk (*) is shown on F5 dialog on caption when any non default information is set. Also on each chorus number in the choruses drop down list, so you can see if there is any custom information set, and what choruses are set.


Notation Enhancements. On notation, note names are now shown when transposing for instrument and displaying relative note numbers. In editable notation mode, notes entered with mouse now take notation offset into account. so if clicked on the beat 1:1:0 will get entered at 1:1:7 if the notation offset is -7. This gives a more human feel to the arrangement.

On Mixer and top-of-screen Instrument radio buttons:
- - When a track is disabled, color is now dark gray.
- Easy way to disable/enable a track, including as the song is playing.
- - When a track is MIDI, and will be used in the style, or has MIDI data, color is yellow
- - Patch names now say <not used> for unused MIDI tracks, and <empty> for blank melody tracks

Ability to assign an individual track as “simple” (not embellished)
_________________________
Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

Top
#139015 - 12/15/11 03:07 PM Re: List of new **MIDI features** for Band-in-a-Box 2012 for Windows [Re: PeterGannon]
PeterGannon Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 11983
If you would like to see any MIDI features that are not already in Band-in-a-Box, we want to hear from you, and please post them here...

MIDI Features requested for Band-in-a-Box: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=342842&an=0&page=0#Post342842


If you would like us to make more MIDI styles (more than the 2,000 we've already made), please tell us which styles you would like here:

MIDI Styles requested for Band-in-a-Box: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=342843&an=0&page=0#Post342843
_________________________
Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

Top


Shout Box (Live chat with other users)

PG Music News
Audio Track Available in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

An Audio Track has been added to version 2015 of Band-in-a-Box for MAC.

With this new feature, you can:
- Import an audio file (WAV, AIFF, MP3, M4A, etc.) to the Audio track.
- Record a vocal or an instrument to the Audio track.
- Render your song to the Audio Track.

We've also added an Audio Edit Window that shows the digital waveform for the Audio track. In this window, you can easily select, play, and edit the audio.

Check out these features and more of the 50+ new features in the Band-in a-Box 2015 MAC New Features Video.

Special Offers EXTENDED Until July 15th for Mac Band-in-a-Box 2015

Good news! Our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac special has been extended until July 15th! So, if you haven't had a chance to order your copy of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac and want to take advantage of great sale pricing on most upgrade packages as well as receive some BONUS items with your purchase, there's still time!

Take a look at all the packages available here: http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

Learn all about Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac here: http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

Today is the LAST DAY of our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac Special!

June 30th is the last day of our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac special! Order now for great savings on most upgrade packages, as well as FREE BONUS items!

Place your order online at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm or give us a call!

The Bonus 49-PAK for Mac... What is it?

During our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac Special, when you purchase ANY Band-in-a-Box package you are able to add a 49-PAK to your order for just $49!

What is the 49-PAK? It's a great way (and the only way) to receive some amazing UNRELEASED RealTracks, Artist Performances, Instrumental Studies and MIDI SuperTracks!

To listen to demos and learn more about the 49-PAK, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac/bonuspaks2015.htm

We also have a great video on our YouTube page that showcases all the items available in the 49-PAK, which can be watched here: https://youtu.be/azoay5lZ00M

Band-in-a-Box 2015 Mac Special Prices end June 30, 2015!

If you haven't purchased your Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac Upgrade yet, there's still time to SAVE on Upgrade packages and receive a FREE Bonus 6-PAK with your order! But, time is running out - our special ends on June 30, 2015!
Band-in-a-Box package information...

During our special, we're also offering additional Bonus PAKs packed full of unreleased RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies and Artist Performances! Learn more about Bonus PAKs...

Freebie Friday - Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac includes a FREE 6-PAK Until June 30th!

During our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac special we're giving away the Bonus 6-PAK with all First-time and most* Upgrade packages!

So, what are you getting for FREE in this 6-PAK?
5 Artist Performances:
-An Irish Session - The Silver Spear (Reel) Rhythm guitar
-An Irish Session - The Silver Spear (Reel) Banjo Melody
-An Irish Session - The Silver Spear (Reel) Guitar Melody
-Pop Saxes, Flute & Clarinet JAZFUNK Artist Performance with Saxes - So Sweet Melody
-Pop Saxes, Flute & Clarinet JAZFUNK Artist Performance with Saxes - So Sweet Soloist

5 Instrumental Studies:
-Guitar, Acoustic, Country\Country Fingerpicking, Ev 085
-Guitar, Acoustic, Celtic\Celtic Reel, Ev16 110
-Guitar, Electric, Blues and Rock\Blues Rock Shuffle, Sw 130
-Guitar, Electric, Country\Country Soloist, Ev 120
-Guitar, Electric, Jazz and Bossa\Jazz Comp, Sw 140

5 MIDI SuperTracks:
-String Quartet, Rhythm PopEven Ev 120
-Piano, Electric, Rhythm MotownRnBUptempo Ev 165
-Piano, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGrasKevin Ev16 085
-Piano, Rhythm RockabillyJiveKevin Sw 190
-Piano, Rhythm RockabillyRockNRollKevin Ev 165

Learn more about the Bonus 6-PAK, listen to Demos, and see what else we're offering for a limited time at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks2015.htm

(*the $49 Pro Upgrade doesn't include the Bonus 6-PAK or any other additional Add-ons)

Video - Using Drag and Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

With Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac, there were over 50 new features added, which included Drop Station enhancements!

We've created a new video available on our YouTube Channel and Support page titled "Video: Using Drag and Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac" that highlights the enhanced feature!

Head to the Forum Post announcing this video to watch a particular section.

Video Index:
-Introduction
-Configuring Drag and Drop
-Dragging Audio to Finder
-Dragging Audio to GarageBand
-Viewing Suggestions

Watch the complete video on YouTube

Visit our Support page to view the video on our website!

Forum Stats
23265 Members
37 Forums
34408 Topics
274835 Posts

Max Online: 1591 @ 03/15/15 04:12 PM
Newest Members
Composer Lady, tretzypatotie, walchecker, Kayanna Ottaway, Bertie

23264 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
PeterGannon 111
Don Gaynor 102
Noel96 97
gibson 96
floyd jane 89
VideoTrack 83
Rob4580 81
Greg Johnson 79
Icelander 78
Janice & Bud 70
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays