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#432996 - 10/10/17 01:08 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] #TipTuesday - Saving Your Band-in-a-Box Projects
Callie - PG Music Offline
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When working within Band-in-a-Box, saving the file can be done by clicking on the [Save] button, or choose Save or Save Special from the File menu, or press F2, or Ctrl+S etc... when you open this dialog, you'll notice that the "Save in" location is usually the location of the file you opened last within the program. We often recommend to program users to create their own Projects folder for their creations, outside of the "BB" folder that Band-in-a-Box (and its files) reside in.

If you're running a hard drive version of Band-in-a-Box, you can still create your own Projects folder... that way you don't lose these projects if your hard drive is lost or damaged.

After all, it's a HORRIBLE feeling when you've lost all those projects!

What about you... What's your Band-in-a-Box setup?
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#433013 - 10/10/17 02:51 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TipTuesday - Saving Your Band-in-a-Box Projects [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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And to add to it, your projects folder can even be on a different hard drive than the BIAB program.
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#433032 - 10/10/17 05:56 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TipTuesday - Saving Your Band-in-a-Box Projects [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I set the option "at program bootup..." to "don't open song or style" and enable the checkbox to "Bootup in the directory of the last session".

I create a new folder for each new song project on the computer desktop. The first time I open Band-n-a-Box I will save the project file into the song project folder.

The program will always save the song file in the correct song folder after that first save. Using these settings the program also begins each new song project with the default, ZZJAZZ.STY, style.

When I use other music related programs the files created by those programs are stored in the relevant song project folder. Song project file folders stay on the desktop until a project is finished. When a song is finished the song project folder is archived.

Some folders have been on the desktop for a looooong time. I think finished is a relative term because I actually rarely finish a song project. blush


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#433068 - 10/11/17 07:47 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TipTuesday - Saving Your Band-in-a-Box Projects [Re: Jim Fogle]
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My workflow is very similar. On a different hard drive I have folders named BiaB and RB. I place every song in the appropriate folder. If I have different versions of a song I label them songtitle-1, songtitle-2 etc.

I also have three backup hard drives. Two are here and one is in my safe deposit box. I have a small fortune wrapped up in software, not to mention my guitars and basses.
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac Build 263 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Mac users can download the latest free patch update, Build 263, here.

Summary of changes for Version 2018 Build 263 (July 20, 2018):
Added: Help Video button added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
Added: Menu items added for opening an entire Karaoke file.
Added: Menu items added for opening an entire MIDI file.
Added: Support added for features that some newer styles will require.
Fixed: Audio harmonies would be generated with the wrong notes if selecting a range of audio in the middle of the track.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash or freeze when using adding UserTracks and pressing Play.
Fixed: Bar lines would not display properly in the Audio Edit window if launching through the menu item "Audio Chord Wizard (Audio Edit)".
Fixed: 'Multi' and 'Medley' RealTracks were not displaying proper track titles.
Fixed: Playback might cause a crash after editing multi-drums.
Fixed: Some AU plugins might cause a crash during playback.
Fixed: The 'A number is out of range' error message should mention the number that the user entered for clarity.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
Fixed: The Ghost button in the Piano Roll window could not be disabled.
Fixed: The Notation Window would not redraw properly after exiting the Import Chords dialog.
Fixed: The Preferences 2 dialog might not exit using [OK] without an 'A number is out of range' error message.
Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Improved: XML improvements.

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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac is currently only available in English, but that didn't stop this Danish company, www.guitaren.dk/, from creating an unboxing video!

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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Resource - Individual New Features Videos

The December release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows added 50+ new features and enhancements, Video RealTracks, 202 new RealTracks, and more!

Here is a summary of the videos created to highlight the new additions and features:
(click on the title to play the video)

- Everything you need to know in under 6 minutes!
- Complete New Features Video
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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...

Joanne Cooper's latest blog post is a "start to finish" of how she records and processes vocals for her songs using her three "go-to" programs: RealBand, Melodyne, and Nectar from Izotope (with a little help from Band-in-a-Box...)!

Check out this blog post here.

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