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#428069 - 08/29/17 12:37 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] #TipTuesday - Like What You Hear? Freezing Band-in-a-Box Tracks...
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When you press [Play] in Band-in-a-Box, it will regenerate your song every time! But, what if you're happy with the results, and don't want anything to change? Or... what if you love the bass/guitar/piano track, but want to hear a variation on the rest?

Use the Freeze feature! That way the next time you play the song, it won't change (or be re-generated).

There are a few ways to access the Freeze feature:
-click on the blue snowflake within the toolbar
-from within the Play menu
-"track settings" accessible when you right-click within the Mixer window

Don't worry - freezing your song (or some of the tracks in your song) is only as permanent as you let it be! You can choose to un-freeze your tracks within the same menu, or hold down the Shift key as you press [Play].



This feature was added with Band-in-a-Box 2009 for Windows.
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#428103 - 08/29/17 02:28 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TipTuesday - Like What You Hear? Freezing Band-in-a-Box Tracks... [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Thanks for the great tip.
I thought freezing turned a good song into a "Cool"song.
(Little joke) smile
Seriously, never knew that about freezing so will definitely be using that feature.
Thanks for posting.
Rob

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#428105 - 08/29/17 02:36 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TipTuesday - Like What You Hear? Freezing Band-in-a-Box Tracks... [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Thanks for the great tip.
I thought freezing turned a good song into a "Cool"song.
(Little joke) smile
Seriously, never knew that about freezing so will definitely be using that feature.
Thanks for posting.
Rob


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#428112 - 08/29/17 03:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TipTuesday - Like What You Hear? Freezing Band-in-a-Box Tracks... [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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This feature would be a WHOLE LOT MORE USEFUL if I could freeze individual bars! (Yeah, I know, wish list it. Been there...done that.)

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#428130 - 08/29/17 05:35 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TipTuesday - Like What You Hear? Freezing Band-in-a-Box Tracks... [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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And even more helpful if it actually worked on drums...or Usetracks, for that matter.

And like John above, I'm not stating anything remotely new here either.
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#428142 - 08/29/17 07:53 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TipTuesday - Like What You Hear? Freezing Band-in-a-Box Tracks... [Re: Icelander]
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Real Band could do individual bars, I guess. Not sure about Realdrums and User Tracks! grin


Edited by lambada (08/29/17 07:54 PM)
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