You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#157690 - 04/22/12 02:58 PM Rendering WAV - no sound
Matti Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 03/05/01
Posts: 201
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
I have a PC, Windows XP, Korg 05/RW synth module, external loudspeakers and Terratec PHASE X24 external sound module. Everything is properly installed because I can hear the music made with BIAB through loudspeakers. I have also o MIDI keyboard and I can hear when I play that. So everything is ok for BIAB and MIDI.

When I render the WAV file it is always empty if I make it with my synth module. I was possible to make a wav using DXI synth but not with my Korg. I have read Pgmusics "Rendering to WAV by recording your Band-in-a-Box songs in real-time". I think that I make everything as is said there. The DXI is not marked on the MIDI options. I also have chosen LINE IN from the recording properties. The line out from my Korg goes to a blue connection on the back of my PC. I checked the WAV with power tracks audio window and it is totally empty.

Any ideas?

Top
#157691 - 04/22/12 03:13 PM Re: Rendering WAV - no sound [Re: Matti]
PhillyJazz Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 370
Loc: Philly
You need to make sure the blue connection is "Line In" and that "Line In" is selected in Windows "Sound" as your recording device. Also,in the BIAB MIDI/ Audio drivers dialog that under "Audio Settings" and then "Audio Drivers" that is selected as well. Do you have ASIO4All ??

The only MIDI that can be directly recorded by BIAB is VST/DXI. An external box will always have to route and be mixed in to the Audio stream.
_________________________
Jan - Quad Core Intel Core i7 3.4 (clocked to 4.4)
16GB DDR3
Win 7 64-bit
Samsung SSD Boot drive,other internal and USB drives.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Ketron SD4
Onkyo TX-SR606 amp.

Top
#157692 - 04/23/12 09:43 AM Re: Rendering WAV - no sound [Re: Matti]
Mac Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
Hi Matti,

You are using a Hardware MIDI synth and that cannot do the "Direct Render" of its sounds because the sounds live outside of the domain of your host computer's CPU.

The CPU sends MIDI data outside of the PC to the Hardware Synth, the Synth makes the sounds using its internal CPU and then sends those sounds out of its Audio Outputs.

The way to obtain a .wav or other audio format file of a song that has your Hardware MIDI voices in it is to Record the performance from start to finish onto the available Audio track in BiaB. Of course, that means that the Audio L and R Line Outputs of the hardware synth must be connected to the Audio Line Inputs of your computer's sound device using properly shielded audio cables and the right adaptor plugs to fit at each end of the cables, plus your sound device's software Recording Mixer must be set to record from the Line Input. If you are also using RealDrums or a few Realtracks along with the MIDI, the soundcard's software recording mixer must be set to a "Stereo Mix" or "What U Hear" or some other manufactiurer's designation that allows the sound device to record both the Line Inputs and .wav outputs at the same time.

Automatic "Rendering" can only be done if one is using a DXi or VSTi software synthesizer plugin, where the sounds are inside the computer in the first place.


--Mac
_________________________
PGmusic FAQs, Tutorials and Updates! click here

You must be Audiominds.
www.audiominds.com

Top
#157693 - 04/23/12 10:50 AM Re: Rendering WAV - no sound [Re: Mac]
Matti Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 03/05/01
Posts: 201
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Thank you for your comments. I have no use for the DXI because the soft synths sounds (Roland) are quite poor. Maybe there are good commercial software synths nowadays but I have only these that came with BIAB.

I realised what was wrong with my gear. I tried first to connect the audio cables from my Korg to the PC. Then I realised that I must use the firewire. I connected the audio cables from the Korg to the Terratec external sound cards "audio in". And now the synth sounds go through the sound card and firewire cable to the PC. An audio files are created properly!

Top


Shout Box (Live chat with other users)

PG Music News
Video - The Melodist

Use The Melodist feature in Band-in-a-Box to compose a new song with an intro, chords, melody & arrangement in any style. The Melodist can also generate a melody over your existing chord progression.

Learn more about this intelligent song writing tool in this video.

Video - Freezing Tracks in Band-in-a-Box

If you have a MIDI or RealTracks track that you do not want to change or re-generate, then you'll want to freeze that track. Learn how to freeze a track in Band-in-a-Box here!

RealBand 2015 Build 7 Patch Update Available

RealBand 2015 Build 7 is now available for download.

Video - Customizing Tablature in Band-in-a-Box

With Band-in-a-Box 2014 and higher, you can choose which string (guitar or bass) each note is played on. Watch this video to learn more

In Music History

Listen to the “Neanderthal Flute”. These date back 42,000 to 43,000 years!

Video - Make Band-in-a-Box UserTracks in ProTools WITHOUT using Band-in-a-Box

With Band-in-a-Box 2014 and higher, you can use UserTracks. These are just like RealTracks, but you make your own. You can create UserTracks with Band-in-a-Box, RealBand or any DAW.

This video shows you how to use Pro Tools to make UserTracks. Make them for yourself as a songwriting tool, share or trade UserTracks with other Band-in-a-Box users or even sell them as a third-party product!

Video - Generating Audio Harmonies in Band-in-a-Box

If your Band-in-a-Box song includes an audio track, you can generate a harmony for it. Watch the video to learn more.

Forum Stats
22765 Members
37 Forums
32593 Topics
260289 Posts

Max Online: 1063 @ 07/10/13 12:12 PM
Newest Members
Have, ronan1210, fifajuly111, nopqrs502907, OctoMusic

22764 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 177
Pat Marr 131
Matt Finley 94
Guitarhacker 92
MarioD 92
c_fogle 91
Noel96 90
floyd jane 87
boehm 83
Janice & Bud 82
Today's Birthdays
cdell, sirby, tonnie