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#428520 - 09/02/17 11:15 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Easy Access To Band-in-a-Box & RealBand Manuals
Jim Fogle Offline
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The Band-in-a-Box and RealBand user manuals are often overlooked as resources. That's a shame since updated pdf files are typically included as part of each program update. Here's some things I've done to make the manuals easier to use for me.

I've created a shortcut for each manual on my desktop. It's easy to create a shortcut; just find the pdf file, right click and select > "send to" > "desktop (create shortcut)". The Band-in-a-Box manual is located in the X:/BB directory where X = drive program is installed on. The RealBand manual is located in the X:/RealBand directory.

I've copied the pdf files to an e-reader for offline reading.
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#440965 - 11/27/17 09:18 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Easy Access To Band-in-a-Box & RealBand Manuals [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Great tip!

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#440968 - 11/27/17 09:35 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Easy Access To Band-in-a-Box & RealBand Manuals [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Excellent tip, one I also use.

The beauty of having the manuals in PDF form is Ctrl+F (the Windows hot key for Find) to search for what you want.
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#445769 - 12/18/17 02:18 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Easy Access To Band-in-a-Box & RealBand Manuals [Re: Matt Finley]
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I have put a copy of both manuals into iBooks on my iPad. That way I can sit here in my lounge chair and read the bits I want. Very easy to search and locate stuff. I find it easier than trying to read a computer monitor. My iPad is a hand me down from my wife.

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#480290 - 07/02/18 12:49 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Easy Access To Band-in-a-Box & RealBand Manuals (Link To Download Manuals) [Re: Jim Fogle]
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PG Music has all manuals available for download. The manuals are available +++ HERE +++
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#480622 - 07/05/18 06:33 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Easy Access To Band-in-a-Box & RealBand Manuals (Link To Download Manuals) [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Thanks, Jim.

That's excellent.
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#480645 - 07/05/18 10:22 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Easy Access To Band-in-a-Box & RealBand Manuals [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Two more comments.

1) An easy way to use the manuals as a reference guide is to look at the Table Of Content (TOC) in the front of the manual or Index at the back of the manual. Click on any entry that interests you and your viewer will advance to that location. All the TOC and Index entries are hyperlinked for easier access. Thank Andrew for performing all that work!

2) PDFs are sometimes difficult to read on an e-reader or tablet. Many times when you try to zoom in the font size will increase but graphics will not display and the page layout gets funky. +++ Calibre +++ is a free, e-book management program that can convert pdf files to other formats for easier viewing on different devices.
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Jim Fogle
2018 BiaB (519) UltraPlusPak RB 2018 (Build 5)
Cakewalk by Bandlab - Sonar Home Studio - Cakewalk Music Creator 6 - Audacity
i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB HDD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

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PG Music News
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.

Video - Unboxing Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

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!

Video - Unboxing af Band In A Box 2018 Mac version

They love that Band-in-a-Box® is so portable when you order the UltraPAK pre-installed on a hard drive!
(...and so do we!!!)

YouTube Find - How I Learned To Play Guitar Without YouTube And NO GUITAR TEACHER

EricBlackmonGuitar recently posted a great video (using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks...) called How I Learned To Play Guitar Without YouTube And NO GUITAR TEACHER - check it out! Click here to watch...

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
- 2018 Audio Chord Wizard
- Vocal Oohs and Aahs
- Video RealTracks
- 202 NEW RealTracks
- 40 Bonus RealTracks in the 2018 49-PAK

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.

Video - Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

Learn how you can add MIDI SuperTracks to your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

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