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#437809 - 11/13/17 09:05 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: Pipeline]
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I was one of the BETA Testers when RB was introduced.I made the first user Real Track during BETA another year.We were all concerned about what looked like some sort of pasting the code for BIAB on top of Power Tracks
For me I think the best thing is create my songs in RB.Play them with my old Power Tracks.
You might think of that as well.
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#437865 - 11/13/17 04:00 PM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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John,
FWIW I've always leaned toward PT for Live, RB for writing.
Less overhead = more stable.
Plus I don't want that pesky 'Initializing Accompaniment' message holding things up .. for yet another reason.

I've used PT to run live click, drum triggers, synths, guitar patch changes (multiple guitars), lights, vocal processor changes, etc, all in the same song .. while recording it in PT also as a live mix.
It can be very powerful and ya can't do that with WAV or MP3.
So I get it (I think).
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#437911 - 11/14/17 06:23 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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YOU GET IT RHARV.
How are you. I miss all the old guys.
I push this stuff to the limit for sure. So do you I know.
See down here the pay structure is 80/20 split of the gate. These folks are winter Texans ready to party for the winter. Dances I have them change $7. Full bands charge $10. Most rooms hold 500+. Do the math. I have to have a well done professional show to expect to get that sort of cash.
Btw we get 80% resort gets 20%
I guess RB stays in the studio and PT goes on the road.
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#437962 - 11/14/17 10:50 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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Originally Posted By: silvertones

Guitarhacker to say that like that tells me your an amateur.


Whatever you say.... but I'm not the one who had the crash now, am I?
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#437980 - 11/14/17 12:30 PM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: Guitarhacker]
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There are plenty of Multichannel hardware players, some players only, some rec/play:
Look at the Tascam and CYMATIC, for more info and guides do a youtube search.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Digital-Multi-Track-Recorders/ci/14861/N/3992462095

I suggested in the wishlist a hardware version of Biab something like this below.

This one is way over the top in price but give an idea of what you can do:
Multi-track playback you can depend upon

https://joeco.co.uk/multi-track-audio-players-products-live-install-joeco/

When you require mission-critical playback that absolutely cannot fail, you can rely on JoeCo’s BLACKBOX Multi-Channel Player. This multi-channel player – available in a variety of formats – provides a solution for live performance playback in a compact 1U rack-mounted package. Specifically designed to replay backing tracks or multiple surround stems for live shows and themed entertainment, it can replay up to 64 channels of high quality audio at up to 24bit/96kHz. The BLACKBOX Player can be triggered using timecode, a footswitch or QWERTY keyboard, or it can be controlled via MIDI commands, giving the live engineer, installation sound designer, musical director, artist or silvertones full control of the show at all times.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amBVjAHE2QE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYa9JGRVRZM





Edited by Pipeline (11/14/17 12:41 PM)

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#437989 - 11/14/17 12:59 PM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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I too have sometimes found RealBand a little flaky. It will sometimes crash unexpectedly but I have never used it in a gig situation. I am slightly in awe of the complex setups described here. I have sometimes used my large format iPad Pro for gigs with backing tracks. I have the music display app forScore which means I have words and music on display. Also good as I don’t need music stand light since I am using an iPad. With forScore you can associate any file with a wave or mp3. This means you have the music up and simply click controls to start playback. You control the output level from theiPad too and it will even turn pages back and forward for you at the right place in the audio track which is cool. Saves having to take huge files of music around as you can put all your music on the iPad. I plug the output of the iPad into my keyboard which then supplies it to my mixer. All nice and simple which suits me!

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#438126 - 11/15/17 07:29 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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You seem familiar. This would be awesome. I have always prefered dedicated hardware. Its just that I headed down the RB trail.Do you think it would be easy or real tedious to transfer all the songs. Too bad it can't read *.seq files.
BTW my music computer is only used for RB, BIAB, PT, and qlite. Never goes on the internet.


Edited by silvertones (11/15/17 07:30 AM)
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#438129 - 11/15/17 07:39 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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Guitarhacker I will apologize to you as i don't no you. I have been a LONG time Forum contributer, Beta tester and all round techno crazy guy. To start off a post with a condescending statement pissed me off pure and simple.
Ive answered those questions ad nauseum for nubes and was never condescending.
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#438131 - 11/15/17 07:50 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
silvertones Offline
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Awesome box. I downloaded the manual. Getting 4000 tracks in it would be a challenge. At 66 I can't remember 300 songs and counting so lyrics and chords are needed for reference. Not dependent on them but nice to be able to glance.Weve all had the problem of stepping up to sing a song weve done a thousand times and cant remember the first line.
Relistically I need to stay with RB to compose and Power Tracks to play back.
PS I still love PGMUSIC and their products.
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#438336 - 11/16/17 11:11 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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Originally Posted By: silvertones
Guitarhacker I will apologize to you as i don't no you. I have been a LONG time Forum contributer, Beta tester and all round techno crazy guy. To start off a post with a condescending statement pissed me off pure and simple.
Ive answered those questions ad nauseum for nubes and was never condescending.


accepted.... and yeah I get it. I'm a bit quick on the trigger at times. We had just had a similar kind of thread.

No problem.
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#438496 - 11/17/17 09:36 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Cool
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#438584 - 11/17/17 09:26 PM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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The above thread demonstrates why this is a cool place to hang out (to me).

'Friends' can say things to each other here, and it does not end up turning into your typical forum/Fark thread.
Makes me stick around still.
People are honestly just trying to help each other.
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#438666 - 11/18/17 11:05 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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Yes I agree
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#438806 - 11/19/17 07:00 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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Gig Friday went great. Not a hickup.Even used RB version 8.
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#438919 - 11/20/17 07:26 AM [RealBand] Re: I think I've had it with RB [Re: silvertones]
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Just an observation. I don't do a lot of gigs but I have been using RealBand for gigs for a long time and I have never really had any problem, except for one quirk of the Jukebox. How I would normally set up the computer would be to have folders labeled as set 1, set 2 etc. and I would create a Jukebox file for each set. The Jukebox file would reside in each set folder. If I created my sets and jukebox files on my main studio computer and transferred to my laptop for gigging, then the Jukebox would crash on the laptop. I discovered that the Jukebox program writes a file, with a JUK extension, in the RealBand folder and if that file was there from a previous gig, then RealBand would crash when I tried to load my new Jukebox file in my Set folder. If I deleted the old file with the .JUK extension in the RealBand folder then my new Jukebox files in my set folders would load no problem. Ever since I figured this out I have had no problems. I don't know why this file is written into the Realband folder but I hope this helps. Perhaps PG Music can answer this.

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