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#362052 - 08/23/16 03:16 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info
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Tech S.O.S. - General tech help for computers or music equipment.

The purpose of this forum is for people to get assistance from the community for any computer related or music equipment tech question. Anything remotely tech or musical is fair game.
Examples:
- my guitar sound has a buzz when I plugin to my guitar
- which type of guitar strings are best for a telecaster?
- my iPhone won't charge -why?
- what's a good set of home speakers for a living room.
- should I buy an android or iPhone?
- what's a good entry level saxophone to buy?
- is a 4K TV worth it?

Note: This is an "Off-Topic" help forum. For assistance with Band-in-a-Box and other PG Music Products, you should post on the appropriate "PG Music Product" forum.
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#362078 - 08/23/16 07:49 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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OK, I can help with this kind of problem. Very interesting idea to give this subject its own forum.
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#362090 - 08/24/16 03:56 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Great idea Andrew, glad to lend a hand.
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#388142 - 01/03/17 10:44 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Denis Ken Offline
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How could I save the number of chorus of the song (that does'nt work as it goes with the others song paramaters (tempo, tonality, number of measures) ?

thanks fo your help (Nb : it's about BIAB 2016)
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#388145 - 01/03/17 11:25 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Welcome to the forum. I recommend you post this in the BIAB Product forum, about seven below this one. It will get attention there.

I'll make a comment anyway: The number of choruses defaults to 3. If you change that, it will get saved with the song; nothing special to do. Perhaps I'm not understanding your question, so best to post there. Thanks.
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#388156 - 01/03/17 11:55 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Matt Finley]
Denis Ken Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
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... Thanks for your answer but that worked whith my previus version (BIAB 2010). It no more works since I use BIAB 2016. I just recover tonality and tempo re-opening the song. Re-opening the song change automatically the nb of chorus in '5'.
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#388167 - 01/03/17 12:42 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Ok. That behavior is not correct. The program has not changed in that way.

Do Options, Return to Factory Settings. Close BIAB. Reboot your PC and reload BIAB. Let me know if that works.
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#388890 - 01/07/17 10:16 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
derrtbull Offline
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I looked through the prior posts. I have 8 gigs of RAM. Wanting to know if more RAM
will help BIAB run faster. What is the maximum amount of RAM BIAB can address?
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#388899 - 01/07/17 10:31 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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BiaB is a 32 bit app, so about 4, I think..
You can use more for 64 bit plugins (VSTs and VSTi's) by using JBridge.

If you want to find posts on this subject search for Topics named '64 Bit' .. you'll find some.
Some of us find running the Realtracks and Realdrums from an SSD was the best speed improvement.
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#388915 - 01/07/17 11:29 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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The disk speed, especially with an SSD as Rharv said, made a huge improvement for me. But in my opinion the main determinant of BIAB speed is your single-core CPU speed.

RAM is not really a concern. JBridge allows a VSTi running in the 32-bit BIAB to run in more than 4 GB. BIAB itself doesn't appear to need more than the 3GB max available to programs in a 32-bit environment.
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#388919 - 01/07/17 11:37 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: derrtbull]
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derrtbull,

Welcome to the forum!
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#455664 - 02/04/18 04:52 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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I have a few questions that maybe some tecky computer savvy persons can answer. I really suck at technology.

I had 2017 BIAB Pro and Real Band. Now I purchased the 2018 Ultra Pak as a separate hard drive which is called my G Drive.

I had also just purchased the 4 Set of Xtra Paks and had installed them on my C drive with the 2017 BIAB (of course they didn't really work with the Pro version).

When I plug in the external hard drive I see the BIAB and Real Band, alot of other folders and one called bb.

I assume I will delete the old C:\bb the old BIAB and Real Band.

Then, do I install the 4 Set Xtra Paks to the G:\bb file on the external hard drive?

Will the new BIAB read my older SEQ files where I have created songs?

Finally, the instructions for the external hard drive says "To prevent corruption you should always drag the icon for the BIAB to the trashcan before you remove the external hard drive" Hmmm! not sure why?

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#455666 - 02/04/18 05:16 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Your last paragraph sounds like instructions for the Mac version, but since you have RealBand, you must have the Windows version. Mistake?

Whichever it is, you’ll have a harder time getting comments here. You should start a new thread in the appropriate BIAB Product forum.
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PG Music News
RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_5

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#512

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
Fixed: Mixer changes were not undoable, and would not cause user to be prompted to save their song when exiting.
Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
Fixed: StylePicker database various updates. Some styles were displaying the wrong feel (swing/even) in notation. A few styles incorrectly showed missing Drums.
Fixed: The audio latency setting would increase every time leaving the Windows Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: The Download Manager folder name defaulted to 2016 instead of 2018.
Updated: Help file.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is here! PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 includes many new features and enhancements:

Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
-X/8 time signature support. This is a special method of displaying 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time signatures in the Notation window.
-The Duplicate previous chord in notation right-click menu lets you quickly duplicate the previous chord (group of notes on same peg) without having to reenter it.
-Delete highlighted notes in notation right-click menu lets you delete all highlighted notes.
-Delete all notes on this peg in notation right-click menu lets you delete all notes on the nearest peg that was clicked on.
-You can now enter Section Numbers. Previously, you could enter letters (A-Z) only, but now you can also enter numbers (1-9).

...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm

http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.htm

#TBT - The Beginning of Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

We released the much-loved Xtra Styles PAKs in August 2016! This release included 164 RealStyles for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter and worked with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Xtra Styles PAKs were such a hit... we couldn't stop making them! Since their introduction, we've released 3 more PAKs with a total of over 600 Xtra Styles in all!

Want to hear what other program users are doing with their Xtra Styles? Visit our Xtra STyles Contests forum to hear all the songs submitted during previous song contest we've had: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=102&page=1

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs and listen to their demos at http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win.

Band-in-a-Box® Customer Feedback - Feel The Love!

Check out some great feedback we've received on our Facebook account from program users:

"I have been using Band-in-a-Box for years. It is the anchor of my music gigs as well as my fun in my studio. I have used other software but Band-in-a-Box is my main go to."
-Jack T.

"Love Band-in-a-Box. As someone who played professionally for 20 years and retired from live performing years ago, I still love music. Band-in-a-Box allows me to create fun arrangements which I can sing over or play over. There are THOUSANDS of different variations plus you can enter any chords you like and create any chart. It's also great for creating background tracks for videos and audio content for websites, training etc. And like everything else in the world . . . it may not be right for everyone. For those who love music and don't have the time to shed five or six instruments it's way cool."
-Vinnie R.

"This program has completely changed my playing for the good. I can experiment with playing chords and leads over various scenarios that I can quickly create and change. Love this program. I use it nearly every day."
-Dave R.

"I bought my first version in 1994 and have progressed to 2018 version. I use it to create backing tracks for live music performance. I currently have over 2,000 songs performance ready. If you can and type, and use mouse it will work for you."
-Roger M.

"The premiere reason for me for buying this program; it has given me the freedom to fully complete the foundation for my songs without the confinement of limited minded musicians. After the song concept is complete, it can then be presented those musicians to play as a cover song. Also writing a song with a band gives them partial ownership of your idea... not cool... especially since they may have fought your idea every step of the way.. Every member of an organized band should own a copy of this program to compose or to even give legitimate composition alternatives to the original songwriter."
-Paul V.

Thanks everyone!

Support for ABC Notation Format in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

ABC notation is the simple text-based notation system used by musicians worldwide to store chords, melody, and lyrics of songs. Now with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows you can open and save songs in ABC notation format!

To save the song in ABC notation format, press the [Save As] toolbar button and choose Save as ABC notation file from the menu. Once opened, select a track that you want to save and choose your other criteria - The [Copy to clipboard] button will copy the file to the clipboard (that you can then paste it into other programs). The [Save as File] button will let you type a name and select the destination in your hard drive.

Band-in-a-Box® Song Title Browser Requests Forum

Have you stumped the Song Title Browser feature in the Band-in-a-Box® StylePicker?

If you tried to search for a popular song and this feature didn't offer you any listings, we'd love it if you'd let us know in our Wishlist forum here.

Posting your requests to this forum really does work - we used it to increase the database with the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 release!

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