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#420702 - 07/06/17 06:32 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: RichRayer]
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Originally Posted By: RichRayer
I see no place in WinZip where the option, "open first segment from within the program" is offered.
That is because that quote was me referencing my own earlier advice, i.e. to to start up your zip program and from within that program locate the first segment.
I'm obviously not doing a very good job of explaining with just words what I meant, and since I'm on a different platform, I cannot give you any visual aid like a screenshot to illustrate what I'm thinking of. Nor can I actually see what you have already tried, which just adds to why this is all getting so convoluted.

But still, here's yet another try, with apologies in advance if the following is sounding too simplistic - but rather that than the opposite, right:

1. Open your zip program.

2. In that zip program there must be a command or menu item that lets you locate a file for extraction (either as "Extract", "Unzip" or "Open"), almost certainly under the 'File' menu of your zip program.

3. Use this method to select the .001 file!

4. Upon doing this, you then should either have the option to extract/unzip the segments (provided they're all in the same place).


Do these instructions make sense now? For that was really all I meant smirk
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#420705 - 07/06/17 07:34 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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Yes, your instructions make sense. The problems is when I do as suggested and start to unzip EleFredGtr.zip.001 my program stops and either says it does not recognize the file or it gives me EleFredGtr.zip.001 copied over to where I unzipped the file.
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#420743 - 07/07/17 06:47 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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That is a very strange behaviour indeed.

Right, since for some reason all the PC people around here seem to be missing this whole discussion (which is another "very strange behaviour" right there), I think it's time you take this issue to the ""S.O.S." forum. They are bound to see you over at that place at least.

I'm actually quite baffled over how long this has gone without any of them chiming in already smirk
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#420744 - 07/07/17 06:51 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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p.s. Now I just worry that even after you've got this all sorted, then what you're actually going to get in terms of usable product isn't going to seem worth all this hassle blush
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#420762 - 07/07/17 10:01 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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All I can say is thank you for all your help and I really always enjoy a challenge and right now this is a good sized challenge to solve.
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#420781 - 07/07/17 11:22 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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I'll try to give it a whirl when I get home. I have licensed WinZip, WinRAR, and I have 7-zip installed. I'll download the files, try all and report back.
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#420783 - 07/07/17 11:26 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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Finally! It's about time one of you showed up!! grin
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#420915 - 07/08/17 10:09 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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Some how, I got the zip files to extract into a folder called "Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Jazz EleFred Sw 125".

I moved that folder to my BiaB folder and into a folder I call User Style. I guess that is not the right thing to do as I can't find the style in Style Picker. Once the file is extracted from the split zips where and how to I place it in the BB folder? And, YES I did re-Build my styles list when I started BiaB.

Don't know how I actually extracted the files to the style folder but I did it with 7-Zip and selected all the 6 zip files and set it to extract inside (what ever that means). Very confusing...
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#420925 - 07/08/17 12:00 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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First of all a big HURRAYH for the breakthrough! laugh

Now for the followup:

Forget that new folder you created, just drop the EleFred folder whole into the Usertracks folder that already resides within your RealTracks folder, and presto - your new set is ready for use, no further steps required smile

To then load any of these custom made tracks into your BBox project, use the Select a Usetrack for this track" item from the menu of your chosen track (Piano/Guitar/Strings).

Any further questions just holler! cool


Edited by Icelander (07/08/17 12:04 PM)
Edit Reason: Further details
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#420929 - 07/08/17 12:56 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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Thanks a million!

I got the Guitar track to be a User Track and I was able to have your user track work!

I take it the only track there is a Guitar track. There is no piano, bass, or string track available from your file. I am new to using any user tracks. That is why I was checking your tracks out to get an idea of what can be done by a user. The guitar track works quite nicely.

Again, thanks for all your patience. It is appreciated.
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#420932 - 07/08/17 01:23 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: RichRayer]
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Originally Posted By: RichRayer
I take it the only track there is a Guitar track. There is no piano, bass, or string track available from your file.
Most often there's just one instrument per UT, unless you have a set of them in a bundle. I suppose this one technically is a "set in a bundle", but each one is a separate tempo rather than separate instruments.
Most of these actually come in just one instrument and one tempo at that, it is just a matter of choice of the creator.

Glad you got it all to work in the end, enjoy! cool

p.s. Please note that Usertracks do not have any automatic "swap based on tempo" like the stock RT's do, so you must manually pick the best fit for each case as possible.
p.s.p.s. Oh, and Usertracks do not have any built-in Db (loudness) adjustments like the stock RT's, so mind the volume setting for any Usertrack you try. In shoirt: Best to turn the volume well down before first play and bring it up gradually during playback to suit taste.
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#420989 - 07/08/17 04:58 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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Again, Thanks and I appreciate the extra information. I'll try to use your guitar in one of my pieces. :-)
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#421059 - 07/09/17 06:31 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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Oh, that'd be just brilliant, that's why I make them!

... wouldn't mind hearing the result, should you follow through with that cool
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#421171 - 07/10/17 04:43 AM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: Icelander]
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So here's what I found.

I downloaded all six files (*.zip.001 through *.zip.006).

For 7-zip to work properly, you need to select the .001 file and unzip it. That will extract everything from all six archives. If you select one of the other files, it will let you unzip, but you will get errors.

For WinRAR to work properly, again, select the .001 file and unzip it. That's the only file that WinRAR recognizes as unzippable. It will unzip all the files, just like 7-zip.

WinZip does not recognize this as a valid unzippable archive. In fact, the file naming format is not what WinZip uses for its multipart files. WinZip will create a base name with a Zip extension, and then create the parts as .z01, .z02, etc. But for testing purposes, I took the unzipped files and created a WinZip multipart (split) archive and it created the zip plus five .z0x files (where x is a one-up number). Like Eddie, I selected a 100MB split point, and it also created six files.

So for anyone wanting to use this UserTrack, your best bet is probably 7-zip, since it's free; however, WinRAR works just fine also.

And the files worked perfectly as UserTracks. I copied them over to my UserTracks folder and selected them in an arrangement. For my quick test, they sounded fine; however, the one thing I did notice is that they seem be louder than the other RealTracks guitars (at least in the style I was working with). I had to reduce the volume significantly compared to the RealTracks volume settings. But otherwise, sounded great.
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#421221 - 07/10/17 12:32 PM [UserTracks (and other add-ons)] Re: NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! [Re: jford]
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Originally Posted By: jford
So here's what I found.
===I did notice is that they seem be louder than the other RealTracks guitars (at least in the style I was working with). I had to reduce the volume significantly compared to the RealTracks volume settings. But otherwise, sounded great.
That's what my latest note in this thread is cautioning about.
Thanks for the checkup, although coincidentally the matter had only just been resolved when you returned...it goes like that in life sometimes, you know smile
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