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#446321 - 12/20/17 09:14 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] XTRA PAK numbering in the stylepicker
John-Luke Offline

Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 1207
Loc: France
Every new BIAB version adds a XTRA style pack. Now we have four XTRA packs.
In the stylepicker, the styles relative to a XTRA pak are just labelleled 'Xtra PAK' in the Set# column.

I think it would be worthwhile for the users to better identify where these styles come from.
So rather than having the 'Xtra PAK' label, we could have Xtra PAK1, Xtra PAK2...

It is simple to implement, and it is time to do that now, because there are not so many Xtra PAK so not so much extra work would be required.
It adds also more professionalism in the general management of BIAB data.
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#446338 - 12/20/17 10:50 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: XTRA PAK numbering in the stylepicker [Re: John-Luke]
VideoTrack Offline

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 7909
Loc: Melbourne, Australia

Definitely +1

That naming convention continues to generate problems, which will only get worse.

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#446349 - 12/20/17 11:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: XTRA PAK numbering in the stylepicker [Re: John-Luke]
Jim Fogle Offline

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 3528
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA

Good suggestion.
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#446382 - 12/20/17 02:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: XTRA PAK numbering in the stylepicker [Re: John-Luke]
Happy Birthday Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA

A **VERY** good suggestion!
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#446383 - 12/20/17 02:17 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: XTRA PAK numbering in the stylepicker [Re: John-Luke]
Matt Finley Offline

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 16982
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
BIAB 2018 PC Audiophile; [& 2017 Mac]. Software: Mixcraft, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb RAM; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & 6" monitors.

#446467 - 12/20/17 11:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: XTRA PAK numbering in the stylepicker [Re: Al-David]
John-Luke Offline

Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 1207
Loc: France
Originally Posted By: Al-David

A **VERY** good suggestion!

Thanks A-David.
That is 'simply' common sense, rigor and organization.

I just hope it could be implemented in a next patch.
Reach for excellence

#446515 - 12/21/17 08:34 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: XTRA PAK numbering in the stylepicker [Re: John-Luke]
MikeK Offline

Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 2053
Loc: Buford, GA

My Music * PC: Avatar FX8366ice AMD FX-8350(4.0GHz) 16GB DDR3 6TB HDD+128GB SSD HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Win 10 64-Bit. AKAI EIE PRO Sound Interface. BIAB/RB 2018

#446551 - 12/21/17 11:36 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: XTRA PAK numbering in the stylepicker [Re: John-Luke]
abif Offline

Registered: 01/04/13
Posts: 40
Loc: Brazil

I need this too!


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