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#404719 - 03/31/17 08:43 AM [Beginners Forum] Newbie
mikeonthemoon Offline
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Registered: 03/31/17
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Hi guys,

I'm new here. Mike from Paris.

I'll explore the forum for more insights and also posts some songs of course smile
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#404723 - 03/31/17 09:09 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
jford Online   content
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Welcome aboard, Mike.

Which version and release of BIAB are you using (PC or Mac)? Lots of folks here are happy to share their experiences, as well as tips, tricks, and work-arounds.


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#404725 - 03/31/17 09:17 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
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Welcome Mike to one of the most friendly sites on the web. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Here the only dumb question is one that is not asked. Most all of us are willing to help.

Have fun.
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#404734 - 03/31/17 10:40 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
Matt Finley Offline
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Welcome to the forum, Mike. In case it is helpful, there is also a French language forum here in the International section of the forums. If you post about a problem here, in addition to John's question, let us know if you are using a different language keyboard and/or non-English version of BIAB; sometimes it helps to save time when troubleshooting.
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#404768 - 03/31/17 02:14 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
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Welcome, Mike.

Thanks for making yourself known.

As you've probably already seen, this is a great forum, lots of like-minded people here, and all enjoying sharing their musical experiences and knowledge.
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#404823 - 04/01/17 05:03 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
MountainSide Offline
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Loc: Florida
Hi Mike, glad you've found us. You're going to like the folks here! Best bunch of music friends ever.

Be sure to add a byline to your signature (like mine below) so we all know what type of equipment you're using. It helps us give you specific advice when we know what equipment you're using.

Jeff
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#405663 - 04/06/17 12:03 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
eddieknuckles Offline
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Registered: 04/05/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Massachusetts
Good day:

My guitar teacher has been at me to get this program for years. I am composing, and find this to be a wonderful resource and learning tool so far. I am getting through the manual...oof.... Nice to know I can bounce my questions around here as well. Notation and writing melodies to my chord progressions will be a challenge once I can get to that

Windows 8.1 32G RAM, 2TB HD - ProTools 12, ACID Pro7, Sound Forge 10, BIAB 2017
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#405667 - 04/06/17 12:33 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: eddieknuckles]
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Welcome to Band-in-a-Box and the forum.

Nice introduction. Looking for to hearing your compositions. Which package are you starting out with, is it the Pro, Mega, UltraPlus, Everything or Audiophile?

We will be looking forward to your questions if you encounter any bumps along the way.

Also you may want to consider adding the BiaB package information to your signature to avoid questions in the future.
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#405676 - 04/06/17 12:54 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
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Welcome, eddieknuckles -

Feel free to ask your questions. Clearly you have experience with computer based audio, since you also have ProTools, ACID, and Sound Forge.

You should find us a friendly, helpful bunch here. And then hopefully you will post some of your original music in the User Showcase forum.
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#405684 - 04/06/17 01:10 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: eddieknuckles]
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Welcome to the neighborhood eddieknuckles, and to probably the best music forum on the planet.
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#405693 - 04/06/17 01:43 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
Will B - PG Music Offline
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Posts: 408
Welcome, Eddie and Mike!
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#406076 - 04/08/17 12:27 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
Yorkshireknight Offline
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Registered: 01/29/17
Posts: 81
Bienvenue Eddie et Mike
Not been long on here myself, but like the others have said, these forums are a wealth of information and the friendliness of the members is second to none.
Looking forward to hearing your endevours
Paul


Edited by Yorkshireknight (04/08/17 12:28 AM)
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#408380 - 04/19/17 04:43 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 650
Hi Mike, Welcome to the PG Music community forums! smile

If you have a song you wrote in Band-in-a-Box that you would like to share with us, visit our User Showcase forum seen here: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=50&page=1

For tutorials on Band-in-a-Box and more, you can find them on our support page seen here: http://www.pgmusic.com/videos.bbwin.htm

Welcome aboard!
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#408390 - 04/19/17 06:16 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: mikeonthemoon]
Matt Finley Offline
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Welcome, Eddie. I use BIAB all the time for composing and arranging. We'll be happy to take your questions.
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#408935 - 04/23/17 10:34 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Newbie [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Christianspotify
i am new too, wellcome


Welcome to the forum Christian. smile Why the sour face?
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Moderator:  Andrew - PG Music, PeterGannon 
PG Music News
Beginners Help - Muting the Melody Notation

Visit our Beginners Forum, and you'll notice our amazing Forum Community helping out new program users!

Like this recent post regarding Muting the Melody Notation: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=458716 - Forum user Matt Finley did a great job of answering the new program user!

Our Beginners Forum really is a great resource for new program users!

Q: When I have entered chords and notation for a song, is it possible to mute the notation and just have the chords playing? This would be helpful for when I just want the chord backing track but want to read the notation.

A: There are several ways to do this. The easiest is probably to use the Mixer window and change the volume slider to zero for the Melody track. Or, hit the Mute icon on the Mixer for the Melody Track.

Another way, with more control rather than all or nothing, is to press F5 at the measure where you want to mute, and select mute or change the volume to zero. Later, press F5 and select Return to Normal, or change the volume back.

Introducing... RealTracks Artists David Wise & Shelly Justice!

For the first time ever Band-in-a-Box® can generate backing vocals with some amazing "oohs" and "aahs" vocal arrangements with RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs! Add male or female parts by renowned Nashville vocalists David Wise and Shelly Justice, and you'll LOVE the results!

David and Shelly have recorded with many different artists, including CeCe Winans, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Camp, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Steve Green, and more!

RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs includes a three-part, six-voice arrangement – which you can use all together in your song or individually for more delicate textures! Listen to the demos for RealTracks Set 278 here.

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Learn more about Dave & Shelly when you visit their RealTracks Artist Bio page:
David Wise: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=150
Shelly Justice: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=151

#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

YouTube Find - How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES

Check out one of EricBlackmonGuitar's latest videos, How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES and you'll hear a great Band-in-a-Box backing track!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=blJPIX-9YbE

...and you'll also learn how to play blues with just a few notes!

A Little Bit Of Me Music Video!

A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane! https://youtu.be/qPrejgnwb4M?t=3600

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:
http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=qPrejgnwb4M

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.

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