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#424566 - 08/04/17 04:32 PM [RealBand Wishlist] MIDI Chord Detection
Chris Heinen Offline
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Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 62
In BIAB (not RB) there is menu item for "MIDI Chord Detection" which brings up a window titled "Play Chord on MIDI keyboard". The user can then play a chord on their keyboard, and the window updates 4 edit fields with the most likely spelling of the chord played. The user can then use their computer keyboard and "ctrl-Enter" the top-most field back into the Chords window, or click one of four window buttons to have the corresponding chord entered into the Chords window.

It would be useful if this window were also available in RB.

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#424612 - 08/05/17 08:41 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: MIDI Chord Detection [Re: Chris Heinen]
Jim Fogle Offline
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Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 3853
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
+1 It would be a nice addition but not essential. I do not think it is essential for RealBand to duplicate every feature of Band-in-a-Box because I depend on both programs and realize each program has unique strengths and weaknesses. The strengths seem to complement each other.

I depend on the midi capabilities of Band-in-a-Box much more than than RealBand. That might be because RealBand is derived from PG Music's DAW, PowerTracks Pro, which has strong audio features while Band-in-a-Box has strong midi features.
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#425021 - 08/07/17 02:16 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: MIDI Chord Detection [Re: Jim Fogle]
Chris Heinen Offline
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Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 62
Hi Jim,

That's interesting. I never thought of it that way.

I was thinking that since the functionality already existed in BIAB, that it would basically be a menu item in RB plus a reference to that existing function in BIAB (kind of like being able to get to the RealTracks picker, Style picker, etc.).

In any event, I'll keep adding Wishlist items, in case any of it becomes "low hanging fruit" for the developers.

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#425170 - 08/08/17 12:10 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: MIDI Chord Detection [Re: Chris Heinen]
Jim Fogle Offline
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Registered: 08/20/11
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Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Ideas are great! Keep on posting them.

Sometimes users get so comfortable with the particular way something works they forget about the hoops they had to jump through before the action became natural.

The more wishlist requests we see the more new features can be considered or alternative ways to perform specific tasks.

Sometimes real simple ideas can make a B-I-G difference.
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2018 BiaB (519) UltraPlusPak RB 2018 (Build 5)
Cakewalk by Bandlab - Sonar Home Studio - Cakewalk Music Creator 6 - Audacity
i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB HDD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

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PG Music News
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...

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Check out this blog post here.

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

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We can't wait to hear them!

Video - Adding RealTracks to Your Band-in-a-Box® Song

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But what if you're not sure how to add them to your Band-in-a-Box® song? We have a video for that! Click here to watch...

Save Notation Window as a Video with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

Did you know... Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac allows you to save the Notation Window as a video? What a great way to share your songs with users, and LEARN from the notation as you listen!

From the program manual:
[Save As] | Save as video
-In the Make Notation Video dialog, select a track at the upper left corner. (Note: The dialog title says “Make Chord Sheet Video” until you select a track.)
-You can also set the dimension (width/height) of the video and select the number of frames per second and a specific codec.
-Press the [OK - Render Video] button to start rendering the video. When the video has been created, press the [Show Video File] button.
-You can then double click on the file to watch the rendered video.

Note: A special use of this feature is to combine a Video RealTracks (new with version 2018) with the corresponding notation in a single video. This creates an educational video, which shows the actual performance with notation/tab, playing over your chord progression! To do this, right-click on the Master button or one of the track buttons at the top of the main screen and select Render Video(s) from the menu.

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