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#442252 - 12/03/17 03:27 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] 2018 upgrade question
DeaconBlues09 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/17
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Loc: Merkaz, Israel
I run BIAB off the separate HD it came pre-installed on, and have virtually no space at all on my laptops internal drives. If I decide to upgrade to BIAB 2018, will I be able to use that same hard drive to reinstall over 2017?

Basically, I live in a country where import customs can are arbitrarily punitive and generally insane, and had to wait ages for a relative to come from the US to bring over the HD for BIAB 2017. Therefore, simply having a new HD shipped with 2017 is not a great option, especially as I have no idea when said relative will be coming again.

Note that I have the 2017 UltraPlusPAK, with the 49pak, and the hard drive I run it from still has 108 GB of empty space.
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#442253 - 12/03/17 03:47 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: 2018 upgrade question [Re: DeaconBlues09]
Noel96 Offline
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Loc: Australia
DeaconBlues09,

Yes you should be able to purchase the PlusPak and maybe the 49Pak (if you're interested) and install all the files to the USB drive.

A couple of things to do before that though...

1. Check this with PG Music Sales staff. I suggest sending an email to sales@pgmusic.com and asking them or using the toll-free phone number found under the 'Support' link at the top of the webpage.

2. Make a copy of the USB drive with BIAB 2017.

BIAB 2018 completely re-organises the file and directory structure that existed in BIAB 2017. Making a copy of your current USB drive is a good safeguard in case you need to return to BIAB 2017 or if something unexpected happens during the update process.

It would be worth logging in to the PG Music sales site and having a look at your registered products. If BIAB 2017 is there, you will not need to make a backup copy.

Hope this helps,
Noel


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#442257 - 12/03/17 03:57 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: 2018 upgrade question [Re: Noel96]
DeaconBlues09 Offline
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Thanks a lot, Noel 96! :-)
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#442266 - 12/03/17 05:19 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: 2018 upgrade question [Re: DeaconBlues09]
Matt Finley Offline
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Registered: 07/12/00
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Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Great advice from Noel.

Yes, I think your drive should have enough space.
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#449146 - 01/04/18 07:52 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: 2018 upgrade question [Re: DeaconBlues09]
Mike Halloran Offline
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Registered: 04/24/17
Posts: 107
Loc: Sillie Con Valley, California
The Audiophile libraries are not available for download. The other versions are.

I don’t know the answer to your question but I would just buy a hard drive and download BIAB to it ... unless you are running Audiophile like I.

It would be nice if PG Music made all versions available for download but they don’t.
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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 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!
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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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