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#11421 - 01/20/09 12:34 AM [RealBand Wishlist] RealBand for Mac???
Pianomann Offline
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When does PGmusic plan to have RealBand for the Mac?

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#342423 - 03/29/16 07:44 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Pianomann]
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+1

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#342520 - 03/30/16 10:26 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Pianomann]
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+1.

Been requested before and will likely be requested again. There are functions only RealBand can perform and Mac users would enjoy partial track regeneration, multi-riff and working on a project linear.
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#342730 - 03/31/16 07:07 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Jim Fogle]
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all the hard work is done creating bbmac so they just need the daw that uses bbmac to generate the tracks.
I just went back in time with the page numbers and there are lots of good, long forgotten requests that maybe just need another look at.

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#350423 - 05/17/16 10:31 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Jim Fogle]
zedd Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jim Fogle
There are functions only RealBand can perform and Mac users would enjoy partial track regeneration, multi-riff and working on a project linear.


+1

FWIW, I am so happy and comfortable with my own DAW (Digital Performer) that I wouldn't even need to consider RealBand if it weren't for the fact that you can do partial track regeneration and other things in RealBand that can help to COMP the song before exporting it to my DAW for final treatments with favorite plugins and VIs.

If RealBand for Mac is too much additional development work, then it would be great if those partial track regeneration abilities of RealBand which could be built into the main BIAB program asap.

If not, I would be happy to learn how to use RealBand and include it in my BIAB workflow if a Mac version were available.

Can we please get an indication from someone at PG Music as to whether or not any of this is planned?
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#353566 - 06/12/16 05:48 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Pianomann]
catcrazy Offline
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i agree. i'd love to give it a try on mac.

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#360110 - 08/09/16 07:34 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: catcrazy]
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#362359 - 08/25/16 02:38 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Pianomann]
Alyssa - PG Music Offline
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We are not presently developing RealBand for Mac. However, the vast demand and continued requests have not gone unnoticed!

Thanks to all for your suggestion.



Edited by Alyssa - PG Music (08/25/16 02:38 PM)
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#380357 - 12/06/16 09:01 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
Islansoul Offline
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Originally Posted By: Alyssa - PG Music
We are not presently developing RealBand for Mac. However, the vast demand and continued requests have not gone unnoticed!

Thanks to all for your suggestion.



What are you saying then?
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#438033 - 11/14/17 04:42 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Pianomann]
zedd Offline
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If RealBand for Mac is not in the works, I would still love to see the ability to preserve performances in certain bars of a song, so that you don't lose them when you regenerate the song after changing the chord arrangement.

When you hear something PERFECT happening, and you know that that's how you want it to be for the final version of the song, it's pretty frustrating to have to lost that perfect moment when you regenerate the song. It makes splicing and dicing several versions of the song A LOT of extra work when exported to my DAW, and forces me to expend a lot of mental energy keeping tracks of which parts I want to use in which versions of the song.

It is crazy that maybe all I want to do is add an intro or an outro or maybe a few bars to the solo section on an otherwise very nicely performed song, and the only way to do it is to add the chords and then regenerate the entire song's performance.

Anything that would help make it easier to get as close to a perfect performance within a single version of the BIAB song would be be very welcome.
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#444546 - Today at 07:06 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
Islansoul Offline
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Originally Posted By: Alyssa - PG Music
We are not presently developing RealBand for Mac. However, the vast demand and continued requests have not gone unnoticed!

Thanks to all for your suggestion.



Please make it happen.
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#444547 - Today at 07:07 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac??? [Re: zedd]
Islansoul Offline
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Registered: 05/15/15
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Loc: St. Petersburg , FL
Originally Posted By: zedd
If RealBand for Mac is not in the works, I would still love to see the ability to preserve performances in certain bars of a song, so that you don't lose them when you regenerate the song after changing the chord arrangement.

When you hear something PERFECT happening, and you know that that's how you want it to be for the final version of the song, it's pretty frustrating to have to lost that perfect moment when you regenerate the song. It makes splicing and dicing several versions of the song A LOT of extra work when exported to my DAW, and forces me to expend a lot of mental energy keeping tracks of which parts I want to use in which versions of the song.

It is crazy that maybe all I want to do is add an intro or an outro or maybe a few bars to the solo section on an otherwise very nicely performed song, and the only way to do it is to add the chords and then regenerate the entire song's performance.

Anything that would help make it easier to get as close to a perfect performance within a single version of the BIAB song would be be very welcome.


Please post this in the wishlist section.
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