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#448738 - 01/03/18 02:42 AM [Off-Topic] Guest blog post and video published on Musical-U website
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Hi All

I was recently approached by Musical-U to put together a guest blog post on how I am using BIAB to become more musical. I chose to explain how I make a backing track with Band-in-a-Box and how I use that backing track to practice playing along to. Musical-U did a really good of transcribing the video I sent them and putting the post together.

Here is the link to the article on their website.

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/how-to-make-a-backing-track-with-joanne-cooper/

I have also been involved with them in making some BIAB tracks (along with the lead sheets) for some nursery rhymes. These are to be used in a practice module to help their members play melodies and chords by ear.

I can highly recommend this program for anybody looking to enhance their musicality in a non-threatening environment. Their podcasts are a great free resource. https://www.musical-u.com/learn/welcome-musicality-podcast/

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#448783 - 01/03/18 06:45 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Guest blog post and video published on Musical-U website [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nice work Joanne. I've been subscribed to YouTube videos for you and them and have seen these videos pop up. They look great and it seems like a great relationship you have with them.
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#448787 - 01/03/18 06:49 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Guest blog post and video published on Musical-U website [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Excellent tutorial Joanne. You sounded good doing the song in 'D'... ;=)

Didn't seem to high to be out of your range.

Charlie
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#448811 - 01/03/18 08:25 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Guest blog post and video published on Musical-U website [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Congratulations Joanne on a very well delivered article.

Excellent all around.
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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)

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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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