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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
Andrew - PG Music Offline
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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]
Matt Finley Offline
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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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Registered: 01/03/17
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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]
Matt Finley Offline
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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]
Matt Finley Offline
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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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Registered: 11/15/05
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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]
rharv Offline
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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]
Matt Finley Offline
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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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2018 BiaB (519) UltraPlusPak RB 2018 (Build 5)
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i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB HDD
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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]
Belladonna Offline
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Registered: 09/09/17
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Loc: Virginia
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]
Matt Finley Offline
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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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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac Build 263 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Mac users can download the latest free patch update, Build 263, here.

Summary of changes for Version 2018 Build 263 (July 20, 2018):
Added: Help Video button added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
Added: Menu items added for opening an entire Karaoke file.
Added: Menu items added for opening an entire MIDI file.
Added: Support added for features that some newer styles will require.
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 or freeze when using adding UserTracks and pressing Play.
Fixed: Bar lines would not display properly in the Audio Edit window if launching through the menu item "Audio Chord Wizard (Audio Edit)".
Fixed: 'Multi' and 'Medley' RealTracks were not displaying proper track titles.
Fixed: Playback might cause a crash after editing multi-drums.
Fixed: Some AU plugins might cause a crash during playback.
Fixed: The 'A number is out of range' error message should mention the number that the user entered for clarity.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
Fixed: The Ghost button in the Piano Roll window could not be disabled.
Fixed: The Notation Window would not redraw properly after exiting the Import Chords dialog.
Fixed: The Preferences 2 dialog might not exit using [OK] without an 'A number is out of range' error message.
Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Improved: XML improvements.

Video - Unboxing Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac is currently only available in English, but that didn't stop this Danish company, www.guitaren.dk/, from creating an unboxing video!

Video - Unboxing af Band In A Box 2018 Mac version

They love that Band-in-a-Box® is so portable when you order the UltraPAK pre-installed on a hard drive!
(...and so do we!!!)

YouTube Find - How I Learned To Play Guitar Without YouTube And NO GUITAR TEACHER

EricBlackmonGuitar recently posted a great video (using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks...) called How I Learned To Play Guitar Without YouTube And NO GUITAR TEACHER - check it out! Click here to watch...

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Resource - Individual New Features Videos

The December release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows added 50+ new features and enhancements, Video RealTracks, 202 new RealTracks, and more!

Here is a summary of the videos created to highlight the new additions and features:
(click on the title to play the video)

- Everything you need to know in under 6 minutes!
- Complete New Features Video
- 2018 Audio Chord Wizard
- Vocal Oohs and Aahs
- Video RealTracks
- 202 NEW RealTracks
- 40 Bonus RealTracks in the 2018 49-PAK

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Build 520 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Windows users can download the latest free patch update, Build 250, here.

Summary of changes for Build 520 since 519 (July 17 2018):
Added: Save As style feature has support for MIDI velocity changes if volumes aren’t 90 on mixer when saved.
Added: Support for MIDI velocity changes in styles. Use the Misc-More dialog in StyleMaker to set velocity changes in MIDI styles.
Fixed: [Style Memos etc] button was not visible in the Style Editor -> Misc dialog.
Fixed: Bar lines would not display properly in the Audio Edit window if launching through the menu item "Audio Chord Wizard (Audio Edit)".
Fixed: Hitting the Return key while in the Audio Edit window might trigger Loop Screen mode.
Updated: PDF Manual and Help.

User Blog - Recording and Processing Vocals Using RealBand...

Joanne Cooper's latest blog post is a "start to finish" of how she records and processes vocals for her songs using her three "go-to" programs: RealBand, Melodyne, and Nectar from Izotope (with a little help from Band-in-a-Box...)!

Check out this blog post here.

Video - Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

Learn how you can add MIDI SuperTracks to your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

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