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#372517 - 10/31/16 12:14 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Now Available - jBridge for Mac!
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Now you can purchase jBridge for the special price of only $10. Adding this to your setup will allow 64-bit VST plugins and VSTi instruments to work with Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac!
It's seamless.... with jBridge installed, you just use your plugins as you normally would (by selecting 32-bit or 64-bit plugins within the program.)

Learn more & purchase here: www.pgmusic.com/jbridge.mac.htm
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#372575 - 10/31/16 05:54 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Now Available - jBridge for Mac! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I'm not sure if my system version actually needs this...?
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#372594 - 10/31/16 08:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Now Available - jBridge for Mac! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I hope this jBridge notification is just a very short term workaround ?

The real issue that really needs to be addressed is : When is BIAB going to be 64 bit ?

.., the 32 bit format is from beyond the stone age crazy


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#372621 - 11/01/16 03:05 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Now Available - jBridge for Mac! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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From the JBridge web site:

"This software works in Mac OS X 10.6 to Mac OS X 10.10 only currently. Support for OS X El Capitan (10.11) is being implemented"

:-(
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#372626 - 11/01/16 04:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Now Available - jBridge for Mac! [Re: doctormidi]
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Originally Posted By: doctormidi
From the JBridge web site:

"This software works in Mac OS X 10.6 to Mac OS X 10.10 only currently. Support for OS X El Capitan (10.11) is being implemented"

:-(


.., and el capitan has been out for how long already .., now we have Sierra shocked

My IK Multimedia 'MIDI Stealth Pedal" CC Controller (that I use for wah-wah inside of Amplitube or as an expression pedal for other V.I's) This Stealth Pedal is also still stuck on Yosemite compatability with no El capitan support as of now (let alone Sierra)
This is just one of the reasons why I am not updating yet beyond Yosemite to SIERRA...., just yet anyway .


The Moral of the Story is ..., Be very careful guys before doing any operating system upgrades ........, (Windows or MAC)
To first ensure everything you plan to use has been declared compliment for that new operating system.
Make Sure before upgrading .., To compile a checklist of everything you use - and then search those manufactures websites .
Info should have been added to reflect the status of compatability ..., if not - just hit up their tech support and ask (nicely) .

...., also, don't get sucked into believing something 100 % works error free, 'based on' random comments you read from users on a forum etc (ie; wait until the actual manufacturers declare alls good to go) ..., because everyones systems are different, and what you have installed on it , monitor, drivers etc will all react differently.

Also note from random forum comments that you can bet that not everyone has tweaked every known available parameter and explored in depth every function before they even declare it works.

EG : two weeks ago, I watched a You tube video of a guy who made bold claims declaring his DAW is working 100% on Sierra (this is while the developers of that daw were saying do not update to sierra yet)
.., and so he films himself opening the DAW for the first time after installing Sierra
- next the Daw opens
- next he pushes play on his DAW
..., then 3 seconds into his song without doing any editing or anything , he beats his chest and declares "Yep it's working"
.., oh man, a real gorilla could have performed a better test than that - thats a bug fest waiting to happen .


SIERRA COMPATABILITY LINKS : Here is a couple of discussions links to help on the subject ..., remember these links are only a guide, the final OK should be declared on the developers websites themselves .

http://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/sierra-mac-os-10-12-compatibility-information/

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/1113553-macos-sierra-compatibility-info.html

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#372675 - 11/01/16 11:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Now Available - jBridge for Mac! [Re: SFG]
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Originally Posted By: SFG
.., the 32 bit format is from beyond the stone age crazy
If 32 bit is from "beyond the stone age", then Pascal programming has to be practically Neanderthal, and yet...!

So... I wouldn't hold my breath wink
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#372687 - 11/01/16 12:43 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Now Available - jBridge for Mac! [Re: Icelander]
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JBridge is useful for running VST32 in 64Bit DAW's so when the BB64 is released soon you can still use it with VST32.
As for Mac updates it's never ending all the cats all the mountains all the apps that don't work anymore, I'm still on 10.9 it works fine I just use Sierra wallpaper smile I don't think you get those problems with Win, XP apps still work on 10.

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#372901 - 11/03/16 07:24 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Now Available - jBridge for Mac! [Re: SFG]
nonchai Offline
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< .. the 32 bit format is from beyond the stone age crazy
If 32 bit is from "beyond the stone age", then PASCAL programming has to be practically Neanderthal, and yet...!

So... I wouldn't hold my breath >

Quite !


I just wish PG would sell BIAB to Yamaha. Whereon the source base gets handed over to Steinberg and with the extra cash resources they do a decent rewrite and repurpose of he whole thing.

Imagine if we had a cross-connection between BIAB arrangements and Cubase and MOTIF workstations and Yamaha hardware Arrangers ?? !!

With SSD space becoming cheaper such things need not be dreams.


Edited by nonchai (11/03/16 07:27 AM)

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Tutorials - How to Install Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Here are some tutorial videos we've created to help you install your Band-in-a-Box® purchase.

Our Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, and PlusPAK are delivered as a download, on DVD, or on a 32GB USB flash drive.

Installing Band-in-a-Box® from DVD: click here to watch.

Installing Band-in-a-Box® from the 32GB flash drive: click here to watch.
Your flash drive shipment also includes a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

The Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK is available as a download or shipped on a portable hard drive. When you receive the hard drive version, there are a few different installation options:

Option #1 - Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to watch.

Option #2 - Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks and RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to watch.

Option #3 - Install Band-in-a-Box® AND RealTracks on your computer hard drive: click here to watch.

All of these videos are available on our YouTube Channel or Videos support page.

Video - Making A Song in Band-in-a-Box® 2018

Ever wonder how to create a song in Band-in-a-Box®? We start off with the basics in our latest video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018!

Windows users: click here | Mac users: click here

RealTracks Patch Update for Windows Users

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest RealTracks update patch (519) here.

This patch includes some RealTracks audio updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018. 2018 users should be sure to download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2018 update patch (519), as that patch includes the bulk of the fixes for RealTracks released with 2018. This is a larger download than typical because it updates the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks audio files. There is more information and Audiophile patches available here.

Summary of RealTracks Audio updates:
Improved: There were small issues with the tuning of several Bass styles. This has been fixed for both the original mix and the direct input mix. This affects the following RealTracks:
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
- Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
- Bass, Acoustic, BluesyPopByron Ev 100
Improved: Audio glitches have been removed from the ends of phrases in the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest (free) update patch (519) here.

Summary of changes:
Added: Additional dialog available for detailed information in the StyleMaker (fields for memo, examples, and other parameters). These are set in the StyleMaker (more dialog, a button called "Style Memos etc").
Added: Help Video button Added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
Improved: ABC opening improvements with some accidentals, and leadin bars that occur in middle of song.
Improved: Audio harmonies now used Improved algorithms, and can be easily set using N voices above, M voices below (and have additional functions like duplicate melody, and dup. melody octave below).
Improved: Lyrics will be now read from .mid files that used to be karaoke files (.kar) and got renamed somewhere along the line.
Improved: Support for RealTracks that should be transposed only lower (ie heavy metal guitars) and for future Improved metal guitar comping.
Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: Audio harmonies might be missing some notes.
Fixed: Audio harmonies would be generated with the wrong notes if selecting a range of audio in the middle of the track.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash on bootup with error "Read Beyond end of file".
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box should show message if the latest VJT application is not installed when the user tries to render videos.
Fixed: File > Open Special > Open Audio was importing audio instead of opening it in a new song.
Fixed: In the Bar Settings window, "Chordsheet and Notation - Start a New Line" should say "Notation - Start a New Line".
Fixed: It was not possible to record audio using WAS audio drivers if "Output always on" was disabled.
Fixed: Misc. RealTracks updates.
Fixed: Quicklist drums picker sometimes showing too many drums in the list.
Fixed: Redundant flash messages were showing.
Fixed: Removing a custom drums from a track would still display Drums as the name of the loop in the track.
Fixed: Rendering audio while there is a region of bars highlighted in the chord sheet might cause a crash.
Fixed: Saving a MIDI file would fail unless saving as type 1.
Fixed: Some 12-key RealTracks were incorrectly set to allow transposition.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog was missing the new Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: The VJT application should print out its version number in log files.

Tutorials - How to Install Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Hard Drive

When you have your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac UltraPAK shipped to you on a portable hard drive, there are a few different options for installation. We go over these 3 options with our latest video series:

Option 1: Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to view.

Option 2: Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks & RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to view.

Option 3: Install Band-in-a-Box® and the RealTracks & RealDrums on your computer hard drive: click here to view.

Check out all our Band-in-a-Box for Mac videos here.

Video - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Have you purchased your Band-in-a-Box® package, and want to make sure you're downloading and installing the RealTracks Sets correctly?

Well, we've created just the tutorial video you're looking for! Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets.

Video link:
www.pgmusic.com/?vid=QndXu8H_IwM

Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: https://www.relay.fm/mpu/432 - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

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