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#167771 - 07/31/12 10:58 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] PowerTracks for Mac
jkjmn Offline
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Any chance we will see PowerTracks become available for Mac? Or the features included in BIAB Mac?

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#423558 - 07/28/17 06:12 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: jkjmn]
JerryT Offline
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Question bump - PowerTracks for Mac????????????????????????????

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#423583 - 07/29/17 01:49 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: jkjmn]
jford Offline
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It's been requested (likewise for RealBand) for many years. While it could happen, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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#423694 - 07/30/17 02:20 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: JerryT]
Pipeline Offline
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Here's a Mac app creation guide using WineBottle http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/ :






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#423950 - 08/01/17 01:42 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: Pipeline]
Pipeline Offline
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Update:

In WineBottle give the Identifier a name like com.pg.powertracks as it goes
in User/Application Support/com.pg.powertracks.

To get your BB track into PowerTracks Export then then give the a simple name like Drums, Fiddle etc..

You can save files to User/Application Support/com.pg.powertracks/drive_c/pt/songs, as PowerTracks will open in the pt folder.

1. Save your BB song again as song-powertracks.SGU then after save rename to MGU.

2. PowerTracks File > Open song-powertracks.MGU (this will give your chords).

3. Now select the first track > File > Import > Bass.WAV, next track Drums.WAV etc..

4. You can Import the RealCharts Midi as well, in RealTrack Prefs check Save RealCharts in Midi file/BB Song MGU

5. File > Save Special > Midi > File on Disk.

6. PowerTracks File > Import song-powertracks.MID ** Don't import Chord from the Midi file !!!


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#423981 - 08/01/17 06:48 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: jkjmn]
jford Offline
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I don't have a Mac, but am curious. After setting up WineBottler to use PowerTracks, what are the limitation? Effects, virtual instruments, etc. Do you just copy over your VST/VSTi files, or to Mac effects/instruments get virtualized for the PowerTracks environment? Just an "enquiring minds want to know" question.
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#424016 - 08/01/17 10:01 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: jford]
Pipeline Offline
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You can put the Win VST/VSTi's in a folder in User/Application Support/com.pg.powertracks/drive_c/ then add to PowerTracks.
You can get in the Mac side of things with your Win PC if you don't have an (expensive) Mac @ https://www.tonymacx86.com/ as the Macs use the Intel Windows hardware now (that Windows users developed smile ).

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#424030 - 08/01/17 11:13 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: jkjmn]
jford Offline
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That's very cool, Pipeline. Thanks!

I'll pass that along to my son, who uses a Mac, as this may interest him.
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#426619 - 08/18/17 08:21 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: jkjmn]
Islansoul Offline
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I tried it an d it never worked.
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#426641 - 08/18/17 10:16 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist] Re: PowerTracks for Mac [Re: Islansoul]
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