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#149210 - 02/06/12 08:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2012/ One Drop Of Blood=Gospel Ctry Rock [Re: Tano Music]
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#149211 - 02/06/12 10:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2012/ One Drop Of Blood=Gospel Ctry Rock [Re: PgFantastic]
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Robert,

God has surely blessed you with a gift! As has already been stated, you are a songwriting machine! I will have to do one of these challenges someday. I just don't think I could keep up with you! When do you sleep?

Keep it up!

Steve
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#149212 - 02/07/12 07:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Supper Heros [Re: Steve Young]
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Here is song 5 of Fawm. It is realtracks

Style is Ctryballad w pedal steel
bass=366
RD=Nashville ev 8^2 SS, Hihat
gtr=522 FP acoustic
gtr=405 Strum acoustic

Supper Heros

Thanks tano music and Steve Young for your comments.
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#149213 - 02/08/12 10:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Am Free Gospel [Re: PgFantastic]
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Here is song #6 for FAWM. The style used is 12STACS, The instruments are:

Bass=700 Bass Elec Pop Half Notes Push
Guitar 1=365 Acoustic FP
Guitar 2=1118 12 String Acoustic Strum
Piano=1690 Acoustic Piano
Strings=1543 Synth Pad Pop Believe

The vocal is a one take. All suggestions and comments are welcome. Thank you!

I Am Free
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#149214 - 02/08/12 10:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Am Free Gospel [Re: PgFantastic]
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Very nice, Robert. Your voice is utterly convincing.

"Presence" is the word that comes to mind.
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#149215 - 02/10/12 06:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fight Game Called Life [Re: PgFantastic]
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Song 7 of FAWM is a another funny song. I used some boxing sound effects in this one.

Instruments are 427 Bass Acoustic
604 Gtr Elect Chet comp
607 Gtr Nylon Chet
RD= Ctry train brushes

Fight Game Called Life
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#149216 - 02/11/12 03:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Fight Game Called Life [Re: PgFantastic]
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I really enjoyed it Robert! Thanks for sharing Robert!

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#149217 - 02/11/12 07:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Am Free Gospel [Re: PgFantastic]
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hi robert god bless you nice work you have a great voice love the song eric

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#149218 - 02/14/12 01:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: SING [Re: F.M.M.]
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Here is song #8 in the FAWM challenge. It is all midi this time. I used Orchestral Piano Arpeggios style.

The instruments are 33 Bass Acoustic string bass
1 Acoustic Piano
61 French Horn
50 Slow Strings

SING

Thanks to everyone for the feedback on the songs thus far.
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#149219 - 02/14/12 09:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: That's How They Know/ Uptempo Gospel [Re: PgFantastic]
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Here is song 9 of 14 and 1/2 for FAWM.

Instruments are 1205 Bass Acoustic
1551 Piano
RD Ctry Swing
816 Electric Gtr
1476 Organ no bass
1198 Acoustic Rhytm

That's How They Know
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#149220 - 02/16/12 10:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: By God's Design/ /Gospel Country Rock Blues [Re: PgFantastic]
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This weeks challenge for FAWM was called Big Topic, meaning some type of big life topic. War, racism, and hate gave me the idea for this song. It is song 10 of 14½.

Instruments are 1012 Electric Bass, Rd=Blues Shuffle hard^Hihat-ride, 1013 Electric Gutiar Rhythm Crisp Rock, 1016 Electric Rhythm Fuzzy. There is also a soloist guitar realtrack.

By God's Design
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#149221 - 02/17/12 07:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Try //Country Love Song [Re: PgFantastic]
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Here is song 11 of the FAWM, As always any feedback is greatly appreciated.

The instruments for this song are all Acoustic Guitars
365 Acoustic Finger Pick
1680 Acoustic 12 str
362 Acoustic Strum
1118 Acoustic Strum 12 Str

I Try
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#149222 - 02/18/12 10:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Try //Country Love Song [Re: PgFantastic]
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Very cool song, you have some great lyrics pouring out on this one. Thanks for sharing Robert!

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#149223 - 02/19/12 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Try //Country Love Song [Re: Tommyc]
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Thanks Tommyc for the listen and feedback, greatly appreciated.


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#149224 - 02/21/12 01:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Give To You//Ballad, Gospel, Rock [Re: PgFantastic]
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Song 12 of FAWM I went with a minor key progression. The instruments did not save so I am not sure what the numbers are.

they are Electric bass, drums, Acoustic piano, lead guitar, Electric dreamy rhythm guitar.

I Give To You
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PG Music News
Mac Band-in-a-Box 2016 Patch Update - Build 161

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac users can download the latest patch here.

Summary of changes for Build 161:
Fixed: "[RT n/a]" would display for style long names if the style contained loops.
Fixed: _Loops and UserTracks would not display in the mixer.
Fixed: Drag and drop would fail for various RealTracks (eg. #518-#525, #680-#684, etc.). This bug only existed in the Japanese version.
Fixed: Newer styles would not have their names, descriptions, etc. translated from English. This bug only existed in localized versions.
Fixed: MIDI sustain pedal would not be shut off when stopping song or hitting Panic button.
Fixed: "Individual MIDI Tracks" in the Render dialog did not work.
Fixed: The style memo would display "RT2995" for tracks that contained loops.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash if user clicks on any of the main menus while booting up
Fixed: The 'F3' hot key symbol did not display in some popup menus.
Fixed: For some cases of opening or saving a file (eg choosing VST plugins), the file dialog would not open in the right directory.
Fixed: Audio Unit plugins would be erased from the exclude list while booting up Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: Plugins on the Thru track should not be removed when loading a style or song.
Fixed: Options > Return to Factory Settings... would cause various problems (eg. the chord sheet would be squished to the left).

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There's just one more week to save on Xtra Styles PAK 3 bundles for your Band-in-a-Box®!

Xtra Styles PAK 3 includes 160 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Americana! These new Xtra Styles use recently implemented RealDrums features in Band-in-a-Box 2017 - like half-time/double-time mode and Multi-Drums. Get all 4 volumes in the All Xtra Styles PAK 3 on sale for just $29 (Reg. $49) during our Xtra Styles Special!

If you are looking for more RealStyles, the complete set of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-3 (with all 485 RealStyles) is available for only $99 during our Xtra Styles special.

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Mac RealTracks Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac users can download the latest RealTracks patch here.

This patch includes RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks updates we have made since the previous March 22 patch. The files updated are largely those that were released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017, although there are updates to some earlier ones as well.

Added: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 now has complete transcriptions added and can be viewed in the notation or lead sheet window.
Fixed: _BHALSA (Waltz) Style was not set to ¾ time, and now uses a more appropriate Bass
Fixed: _BLUESKY.STY mistakenly had drums in style.
Fixed: _CASUALE Style mistakenly included MIDI Guitar and Strings tracks.
Fixed: _RAMPART Style Demo mistakenly had the Master Volume turned way up.
Fixed: =JOLEO_B did not allow user volume changes
Fixed: Bass, Electric, RockPickedA-B Ev 165 and RT 2589 Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedA-B Ev 165 had timing issues with some of the riffs.
Fixed: Charango, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 was not playing sus chords.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock16thsJon Ev16 090 and RT2605 Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRockShuffleJon Sw 130 now have Hi-Q transcriptions. Now when the tablature or notation is viewed it will be more accurate and include bends, slides and other improvements.
Fixed: Loop file 'Trance - kit3beat135b ev16 tempo' was missing.
Fixed: NashvilleBrushesEasyBluegrass had the wrong audition demos.
Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev 16 090 was playing some slash chords.
Fixed: RealTracks Audition files for "Roadhouse" Resonator Guitar were mixed up.
Fixed: Some direct input files were mislabeled for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGras Ev16 085'.
Fixed: Some direct input files were missing for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Soloist GypsyClassicQuinn Sw 220'.
Fixed: Some small memo typos Fixed including _RESFOLK* _RESWALZ* _BLUESKY*
Fixed: Some style mistakenly specified held chords for tracks. E.G. _NOCARES, _SONGBRD, _SOULPOP, _DAYSEND, _CARRYON
Fixed: The endings were not working properly in the A substyle for two variations in the RealDrums DrivingPop8ths^.
Fixed: The notation subdivision for the RealStyle _ASTRAL.STY was previously incorrect, and has been Fixed.
Fixed: The RealTrack that use Shots and Holds 345 were playing some incorrect chords
Improved: Over 90 RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks have had the option for a 'Simple' arrangement Added. Now these RealTracks will play without embellishment when the Simple option is selected in the RealTracks picker.
Improved: More than 20 RealTracks now have Transcriptions enabled and the Simple option available.
Improved: Pianohld.sty has been improved, with better voice leading for the held piano.

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows - Build 467 Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 467) here.

Added: Several requested 'genre' user categories in the StylePicker.
Changed: "Tempo/Pitch Stretching Quality" now defaults to medium instead of low.
Fixed: "No Loop (WAV) chosen for this track" would display for some tracks in the Create Multi-Drums dialog.
Fixed: An "out of memory" error would occur in very long songs with lots of RealTracks. Some tracks would be silent when this happened. This might still happen, but the song size limit has doubled.
Fixed: Booting up Band-in-a-Box by double-clicking on a song file would cause any song-based RealTracks to be removed.
Fixed: Drag and drop would not extract the selected region on the chord sheet.
Fixed: If there were any style changes in a song, the Bar Settings layer would display "Style changes" on any bar that had any other type of changes (eg tempo, volume).
Fixed: Sometimes RealTracks would play a dominant 7th chord for plain major triad song chords.
Fixed: The Event List editor window would only work for the Melody or Soloist tracks.
Improved: Elastique has been updated from version 3.1.8 to 3.1.11.

Windows RealTracks Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows users can download the latest RealTracks patch here.

This patch includes RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks updates we have made since the previous March 22 patch. The files updated are largely those that were released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017, although there are updates to some earlier ones as well.

Summary of changes:
Added: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 now has complete transcriptions Added and can be viewed in the notation or lead sheet window.
Fixed: _BHALSA (Waltz) Style was not set to ¾ time, and now uses a more appropriate Bass
Fixed: _BLUESKY.STY mistakenly had drums in style.
Fixed: _CASUALE Style mistakenly included MIDI Guitar and Strings tracks.
Fixed: _RAMPART Style Demo mistakenly had the Master Volume turned way up.
Fixed: =JOLEO_B did not allow user volume changes
Fixed: Bass, Electric, RockPickedA-B Ev 165 and RT 2589 Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedA-B Ev 165 had timing issues with some of the riffs.
Fixed: Charango, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 was not playing sus chords.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock16thsJon Ev16 090 and RT2605 Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRockShuffleJon Sw 130 now have Hi-Q transcriptions. Now when the tablature or notation is viewed it will be more accurate and include bends, slides and other improvements.
Fixed: Loop file 'Trance - kit3beat135b ev16 tempo' was missing.
Fixed: NashvilleBrushesEasyBluegrass had the wrong audition demos.
Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev 16 090 was playing some slash chords.
Fixed: RealTracks Audition files for "Roadhouse" Resonator Guitar were mixed up.
Fixed: Some direct input files were mislabeled for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGras Ev16 085'.
Fixed: Some direct input files were missing for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Soloist GypsyClassicQuinn Sw 220'.
Fixed: Some small memo typos Fixed including _RESFOLK* _RESWALZ* _BLUESKY*
Fixed: Some style mistakenly specified held chords for tracks. E.G. _NOCARES, _SONGBRD, _SOULPOP, _DAYSEND, _CARRYON
Fixed: The endings were not working properly in the A substyle for two variations in the RealDrums DrivingPop8ths^.
Fixed: The notation subdivision for the RealStyle _ASTRAL.STY was previously incorrect, and has been Fixed.
Fixed: The RealTrack that use Shots and Holds 345 were playing some incorrect chords
Improved: Over 90 RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks have had the option for a 'Simple' arrangement Added. Now these RealTracks will play without embellishment when the Simple option is selected in the RealTracks picker.
Improved: More than 20 RealTracks now have Transcriptions enabled and the Simple option available.
Improved: Pianohld.sty has been improved, with better voice leading for the held piano.

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - Build 180 Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac customers can install the latest patch update (Build 180) here.

Added: Several requested 'genre' user categories in the StylePicker.
Added: Web links have been added to the Help menu.
Changed: "Tempo/Pitch Stretching Quality" now defaults to medium instead of low.
Fixed: "Save all tracks as M4A file..." was missing from the Master context menu.
Fixed: Drag and drop would fail if the song title contained a period (eg "Up with the Trees - BGRock.Sty Demo").
Fixed: Drag and drop would fail if the song title contained invalid file name characters (eg slashes).
Fixed: For localized versions, the long style name would be wrong on the main screen.
Fixed: If a flash message was showing, copy/cut/paste commands would not work in dialogs.
Fixed: If there were any style changes in a song, the Bar Settings layer would display "Style changes" on any bar that had any other type of changes (eg tempo, volume).
Fixed: New lines for sections on the chord sheet was not allowed when the song had repeats.
Fixed: Some hints in the Chord Builder were not showing transposed notes, and a % symbol was showing instead.
Fixed: Sometimes RealTracks would play a dominant 7th chord for plain major triad song chords.
Fixed: The Chord Builder would not update to the current bar/beat when re-opening the window.
Fixed: The Play-Loop button (in normal screen mode) was not displaying a check mark.
Fixed: The Play-Loop popup menu was all blank.
Fixed: The popup menus in the Chord Builder were not showing any chord descriptions.
Fixed: The right arrow key would not work in the chord sheet during playback if "MIDI Keyboard Wizard Enabled" was enabled.
Improved: Elastique has been updated from version 3.1.8 to 3.1.11.
Updated: Activation dialog has been improved.

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