Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#439195 - 11/21/17 10:01 AM [Songwriting] Titling Instrumentals
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
I write a lot of instrumentals in a wide variety of genres. For extemporaneous ones, not those written to spec or something similar, I always have a really tough time getting a decent, original title. The titles offered by BIAB rarely sound good to me. Occasionally, something will pop into my head (lots of room for lots of ideas to pop in!) that sounds terrific. But, that's more the exception than the rule.

Those of you who often or frequently compose instrumentals, how do you decide on a title? As I mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the BIAB title generator seldom gives me anything I'm happy with. Thanks in advance.

Alan


Edited by Al-David (11/21/17 10:02 AM)
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#439259 - 11/21/17 11:32 AM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5415
Use the generator as an idea kick starter.

Yeah, it does come up with some weird names.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music

Top
#439468 - 11/22/17 07:33 AM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 694
Something I do is think of a hypothetical movie scene or situation that the song might be played over. From there, I choose a word or phrase that really highlights that scene and ties it together with the music.

Overall though, I try not to worry about song titles too much because I can tell that the titles of some of my favorite instrumental tunes were just arbitrarily chosen. Songs like Green Onions by Booker T. and The MG's, or Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin. Not to mention the majority of the more modern post rock and electronic I listen to is instrumental, and those song titles are randomly chosen it would seem.

It's a cool thought though - would love to hear how others come up with their song titles!
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#439542 - 11/22/17 11:29 AM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
David Snyder Online   happy
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3179
Loc: North Carolina

I always like to go with Pink Avocado on the Moon: Part 5, Return of the Dove.
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com./davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.musicdealers.com/artist/davidsnyder







Top
#439569 - 11/22/17 12:37 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
bluage Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Hi, Al-David...

When it comes to titling instrumentals, I get some fairly good mileage out of thinking, "What could my song sound like to my listeners?" It seems to part the clouds and allow more inspiration in considering the wide range of associations they might make with the music...

LOREN

P.S. Ms. Diane, if you received a penny for how often you are in my thoughts, you'd have a whole mess 'a pennies! Still praying and wishing you well. I hope both of you enjoy a memorable and spiritually rewarding Thanksgiving celebration smile .
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#439597 - 11/22/17 01:27 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
Kent - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 489
If a song has lyrics, I might be telling a story, and I can pull my title from the lyrics, but with instrumentals, I'm trying to invoke a feeling and put the listener in a place, and my title will reflect that.

My instrumentals tend to be pretty heavy on atmosphere/ambience, and I keep their titles fairly vague (to avoid being heavy-handed), maybe just a word that I associate with that feeling. I also find that the less I really think about it, the better it tends to turn out. smile

Cheers
Kent
PG Music

Top
#439622 - 11/22/17 02:25 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
David Snyder Online   happy
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3179
Loc: North Carolina
But seriously, man, get the dictionary of similes on Amazon for 9.99 and you will never want for another song title in your life.

You didn't like Pink Avocado on the Moon: Part Four, Return of the Dove in Nocturne of Brazilian Sky?

I think Al DiMeola might already have claimed it though.

wink
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com./davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.musicdealers.com/artist/davidsnyder







Top
#439675 - 11/22/17 05:41 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Guitarhacker]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Thanks Herb. I often try to combine several different ones BIAB suggests.
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#439676 - 11/22/17 05:43 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Something I do is think of a hypothetical movie scene or situation that the song might be played over. From there, I choose a word or phrase that really highlights that scene and ties it together with the music.

Overall though, I try not to worry about song titles too much because I can tell that the titles of some of my favorite instrumental tunes were just arbitrarily chosen. Songs like Green Onions by Booker T. and The MG's, or Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin. Not to mention the majority of the more modern post rock and electronic I listen to is instrumental, and those song titles are randomly chosen it would seem.

It's a cool thought though - would love to hear how others come up with their song titles!



Hi Deryk,

Some good thoughts there! If you remember Booker T and the MGs, you're much older than I would have thought!!! I'll be 71 pretty soon and I was in high school when "Green Onions" was a big hit! And yeah, maybe I overthink it. Thanks for your input.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#439678 - 11/22/17 05:44 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: David Snyder]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: David Snyder

I always like to go with Pink Avocado on the Moon: Part 5, Return of the Dove.


Hey David,

I'm not familiar with Pink Avocado On the Moon - Part 5 or any other part. But I'll check it out. Thanks!
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#439680 - 11/22/17 05:48 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: bluage]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: bluage
Hi, Al-David...

When it comes to titling instrumentals, I get some fairly good mileage out of thinking, "What could my song sound like to my listeners?" It seems to part the clouds and allow more inspiration in considering the wide range of associations they might make with the music...

LOREN

P.S. Ms. Diane, if you received a penny for how often you are in my thoughts, you'd have a whole mess 'a pennies! Still praying and wishing you well. I hope both of you enjoy a memorable and spiritually rewarding Thanksgiving celebration smile .



Hi Loren.

It's always such a pleasure to hear from you - missing your wonderful music on the boards, though.

And perhaps you are right ... think of how my listeners would perceive it. Thanks for the great suggestion.

And thank you so much for your wonderful and compassionate thoughts about my wife. We both appreciate your kindness and well wishes very much. I'll bring this post to her attention tomorrow.

And, in turn, we wish you and yours a most special and blessed holiday. with warmest thoughts,

Alan & Di
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#439683 - 11/22/17 05:50 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Kent - PG Music]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Kent - PG Music
If a song has lyrics, I might be telling a story, and I can pull my title from the lyrics, but with instrumentals, I'm trying to invoke a feeling and put the listener in a place, and my title will reflect that.

My instrumentals tend to be pretty heavy on atmosphere/ambience, and I keep their titles fairly vague (to avoid being heavy-handed), maybe just a word that I associate with that feeling. I also find that the less I really think about it, the better it tends to turn out. smile

Cheers
Kent
PG Music



Hi Kent,

So good to "meet" you. I don't think I've heard from you before. And you're probably right - don't think too much about it and just go with something. I sometimes overthink. Thanks for rattling my cage with a good thought! best to you.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#439685 - 11/22/17 05:53 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: David Snyder]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: David Snyder
But seriously, man, get the dictionary of similes on Amazon for 9.99 and you will never want for another song title in your life.

You didn't like Pink Avocado on the Moon: Part Four, Return of the Dove in Nocturne of Brazilian Sky?

I think Al DiMeola might already have claimed it though.

wink



Hey Again ,

Nope ... Pink Avocado On The Moon wasn't on my musical calendar. Perhaps I missed out on something good?

I'll run over to Amazon tomorrow and take a look at that book you suggested. Thanks for thre suggestion!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#439839 - 11/23/17 07:34 AM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 694
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Hi Deryk,

Some good thoughts there! If you remember Booker T and the MGs, you're much older than I would have thought!!! I'll be 71 pretty soon and I was in high school when "Green Onions" was a big hit! And yeah, maybe I overthink it. Thanks for your input.

Alan



I am fairly young you could say; I'm in my mid 20's. Green Onions will always be a hit in my books smile I've just been lucky to have parents that introduced me to older music. Some of those older artists like Booker T., Everly Brothers, Bill Withers, to name a few, will always hold a special place in my heart.


Edited by Deryk - PG Music (11/23/17 08:24 AM)
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#440051 - 11/23/17 07:02 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Deryk,

That's really cool! Your parents are to be commended! And all of us who post on the Showcase Forum appreciate all the great feedback we get from you and the other PG Music folks who spend some time there. Thanks for all that!

Alan


Edited by Al-David (11/23/17 07:03 PM)
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#440181 - 11/24/17 06:37 AM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
MarioD Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10594
Loc: Hamlin NY
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music


I am fairly young you could say; I'm in my mid 20's. Green Onions will always be a hit in my books smile I've just been lucky to have parents that introduced me to older music. Some of those older artists like Booker T., Everly Brothers, Bill Withers, to name a few, will always hold a special place in my heart.


Fairly young? I'd say that you are still a puppy!

Older music? Well if that doesn't get my dander up!

grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
_________________________
Yesterday I walked into a room and remembered why I was there! It was the bathroom!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#440182 - 11/24/17 06:40 AM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
MarioD Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10594
Loc: Hamlin NY
Alan, naming my/our instrumentals sometimes is the hardest part of the song. Sometimes a name comes prior to the first track, sometimes during the recording and sometimes it never comes so I/we just pick something. I know this isn't much help but that's how it rolls here.
_________________________
Yesterday I walked into a room and remembered why I was there! It was the bathroom!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#440214 - 11/24/17 08:13 AM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Al-David]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 694
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Deryk,

That's really cool! Your parents are to be commended! And all of us who post on the Showcase Forum appreciate all the great feedback we get from you and the other PG Music folks who spend some time there. Thanks for all that!

Alan


Originally Posted By: MarioD


Fairly young? I'd say that you are still a puppy!

Older music? Well if that doesn't get my dander up!

grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin


Alan - I definitely appreciate that my parents introduced me to the music they did! I'm quite happy my musical taste is as diverse as it is, and I owe a lot of that to my folks. I'm from a very musical family, so it was a big part of my upbringing.

Mario - I know, I know, I'm still a baby :P Older music is good music though! To a youngin like me anything before the 80's gets called "older music" - all about perspective though smile
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#440879 - 11/26/17 08:11 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Deryk,

That's really cool! Your parents are to be commended! And all of us who post on the Showcase Forum appreciate all the great feedback we get from you and the other PG Music folks who spend some time there. Thanks for all that!

Alan


Originally Posted By: MarioD


Fairly young? I'd say that you are still a puppy!

Older music? Well if that doesn't get my dander up!

grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin


Alan - I definitely appreciate that my parents introduced me to the music they did! I'm quite happy my musical taste is as diverse as it is, and I owe a lot of that to my folks. I'm from a very musical family, so it was a big part of my upbringing.

Mario - I know, I know, I'm still a baby :P Older music is good music though! To a youngin like me anything before the 80's gets called "older music" - all about perspective though smile



Hi Deryk,

great to hear your family was musical and passed on some of their musical favorites to you. I started seriously listening to music in the late 1950s. Contrary to what many old farts like me think, (not referring to you, Mario!), I like to watch and listen to the evolution of the various musical genres. Pop, Country and Rock have changed dramatically over the past 50 years - Blues and Jazz much less so.

Thanks for all the work you and the other PG Staff do for us out here all over the world!

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#440880 - 11/26/17 08:13 PM [Songwriting] Re: Titling Instrumentals [Re: MarioD]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: MarioD
Alan, naming my/our instrumentals sometimes is the hardest part of the song. Sometimes a name comes prior to the first track, sometimes during the recording and sometimes it never comes so I/we just pick something. I know this isn't much help but that's how it rolls here.


Mario,

That's pretty much the same on this end - most often "just pick something"! Occasionally the aura of a certain piece evokes something for me, but usually it's just whatever pops into my head.

Hope your T-Day was good. Ours was. best to you, my friend.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style Paks * Win 10 * 8GB DDR4 * I5 6th Gen * AT2035 Mic * Peavey Nashville 112 Amp * Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic * Harbinger L802 Mixer


Instrumental Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Andrew - PG Music, PeterGannon 
PG Music News
Introducing... RealTracks Artists David Wise & Shelly Justice!

For the first time ever Band-in-a-Box® can generate backing vocals with some amazing "oohs" and "aahs" vocal arrangements with RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs! Add male or female parts by renowned Nashville vocalists David Wise and Shelly Justice, and you'll LOVE the results!

David and Shelly have recorded with many different artists, including CeCe Winans, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Camp, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Steve Green, and more!

RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs includes a three-part, six-voice arrangement – which you can use all together in your song or individually for more delicate textures! Listen to the demos for RealTracks Set 278 here.

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Learn more about Dave & Shelly when you visit their RealTracks Artist Bio page:
David Wise: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=150
Shelly Justice: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=151

#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

YouTube Find - How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES

Check out one of EricBlackmonGuitar's latest videos, How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES and you'll hear a great Band-in-a-Box backing track!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=blJPIX-9YbE

...and you'll also learn how to play blues with just a few notes!

A Little Bit Of Me Music Video!

A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane! https://youtu.be/qPrejgnwb4M?t=3600

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:
http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=qPrejgnwb4M

RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_5

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#512

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
Fixed: Mixer changes were not undoable, and would not cause user to be prompted to save their song when exiting.
Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
Fixed: StylePicker database various updates. Some styles were displaying the wrong feel (swing/even) in notation. A few styles incorrectly showed missing Drums.
Fixed: The audio latency setting would increase every time leaving the Windows Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: The Download Manager folder name defaulted to 2016 instead of 2018.
Updated: Help file.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is here! PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 includes many new features and enhancements:

Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
-X/8 time signature support. This is a special method of displaying 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time signatures in the Notation window.
-The Duplicate previous chord in notation right-click menu lets you quickly duplicate the previous chord (group of notes on same peg) without having to reenter it.
-Delete highlighted notes in notation right-click menu lets you delete all highlighted notes.
-Delete all notes on this peg in notation right-click menu lets you delete all notes on the nearest peg that was clicked on.
-You can now enter Section Numbers. Previously, you could enter letters (A-Z) only, but now you can also enter numbers (1-9).

...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm

http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.htm

Forum Stats
27129 Members
49 Forums
50314 Topics
412897 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Jknadler61, Stephanus L, thatsastrat, Michael R. Boyce, Pierrott

27129 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Noel96 260
Matt Finley 252
MarioD 173
VideoTrack 161
jford 144
Janice & Bud 140
Al-David 128
eddie1261 127
Torrey Bliss 126
David Snyder 117
Today's Birthdays
Greg Johnson, rickfass