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#455059 - 02/01/18 06:09 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] RealBand for Mac
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I know this has been requested before, but it would be very cool if RB was made available to us Mac users. Even a "lite" version would be useful. I have it loaded on my Surface Pro and have played around with it just enough to know that I would find it helpful particularly in the roughing-out early stages of a composition.

I'm very happy with the drag&drop features in Mac BIAB and working in Logic Pro, but having RB on my iMac would give me another compositional tool with additional capabilities. Its tight integration with BIAB is something that's not available in GarageBand, Logic, or any other DAW.
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#455063 - 02/01/18 06:14 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac [Re: Guitartist]
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That’s true, RealBand can do things Garage Band cannot. I’ve wondered if BIAB could regenerate sections of a track like RealBand can, would there still be a call for RealBand on the Mac?
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#455084 - 02/01/18 07:41 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac [Re: Guitartist]
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Maybe the easier solution would be to implement Rewire, in which case Logic Pro can talk directly to BIAB to generate tracks within Logic. Update the tracks within BIAB and they get updated automatically in the DAW. Just a thought.

As I understand it, there is no RealBand for mac (and there was never a PowerTracks for Mac either, which is what RealBand was based on), so it would require a ground-up coding effort (which may not be a bad thing, but it would definitely end up being version 1.000). I would think that implementing Rewire would an easier solution (he said without having a clue what it would take to do so, although lots of other audio programs seem to have no problem implementing it).
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#455104 - 02/01/18 08:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac [Re: Matt Finley]
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I'm not sure, Matt. I've only barely scratched the surface of RB. In all honesty, my guess is that there will never be a RB developed for Mac and I certainly do not want to beat a dead horse. But since this is a wishlist....
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#455106 - 02/01/18 09:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac [Re: jford]
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Yes, that could be an interesting option, John. I agree that rewire implementation would probably be simpler than recoding RB.
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#455109 - 02/01/18 09:14 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac [Re: Guitartist]
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John, correct, no RealBand for Mac. +1 for Rewire support.

Guitarist, since you are comfortable with a DAW, what is it in RealBand that would help you, besides the ability to regenerate part of a track as I mentioned?

ps, I can't believe the new (in 2000) forum software made it three years before someone registered the username of "Guitarist".
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#455258 - 02/02/18 06:53 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: RealBand for Mac [Re: Matt Finley]
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The multiriff feature would be something that I would really use a lot, I think. It would be like laying down several guitar solo takes and then comping them, taking parts from each take to create the finished solo. Only in this case, of course, it would be a RealTrack. I've done this to some extent by generating different RT "takes" and importing them into Logic where I then dice & splice. But having the ability to do this before I even get to Logic would be much more efficient.

Otherwise, the overall integration between RB & BIAB is impressive. Like opening BIAB files directly in RB.

I wouldn't want to see BIAB get bloated with too many more features, but if the multiriff feature could be incorporated into BIAB, along with Rewire support, I would be happy.

Ron

p.s. Re: my user name...most people fail to notice the middle "t." It's "Guitartist," not "Guitarist." I'm a guitar player and an artist. Guit + artist. That's why I'm holding paint brushes in my profile pic. smile
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PG Music News
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

#TBT - The Beginning of Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

We released the much-loved Xtra Styles PAKs in August 2016! This release included 164 RealStyles for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter and worked with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Xtra Styles PAKs were such a hit... we couldn't stop making them! Since their introduction, we've released 3 more PAKs with a total of over 600 Xtra Styles in all!

Want to hear what other program users are doing with their Xtra Styles? Visit our Xtra STyles Contests forum to hear all the songs submitted during previous song contest we've had: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=102&page=1

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs and listen to their demos at http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win.

Band-in-a-Box® Customer Feedback - Feel The Love!

Check out some great feedback we've received on our Facebook account from program users:

"I have been using Band-in-a-Box for years. It is the anchor of my music gigs as well as my fun in my studio. I have used other software but Band-in-a-Box is my main go to."
-Jack T.

"Love Band-in-a-Box. As someone who played professionally for 20 years and retired from live performing years ago, I still love music. Band-in-a-Box allows me to create fun arrangements which I can sing over or play over. There are THOUSANDS of different variations plus you can enter any chords you like and create any chart. It's also great for creating background tracks for videos and audio content for websites, training etc. And like everything else in the world . . . it may not be right for everyone. For those who love music and don't have the time to shed five or six instruments it's way cool."
-Vinnie R.

"This program has completely changed my playing for the good. I can experiment with playing chords and leads over various scenarios that I can quickly create and change. Love this program. I use it nearly every day."
-Dave R.

"I bought my first version in 1994 and have progressed to 2018 version. I use it to create backing tracks for live music performance. I currently have over 2,000 songs performance ready. If you can and type, and use mouse it will work for you."
-Roger M.

"The premiere reason for me for buying this program; it has given me the freedom to fully complete the foundation for my songs without the confinement of limited minded musicians. After the song concept is complete, it can then be presented those musicians to play as a cover song. Also writing a song with a band gives them partial ownership of your idea... not cool... especially since they may have fought your idea every step of the way.. Every member of an organized band should own a copy of this program to compose or to even give legitimate composition alternatives to the original songwriter."
-Paul V.

Thanks everyone!

Support for ABC Notation Format in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

ABC notation is the simple text-based notation system used by musicians worldwide to store chords, melody, and lyrics of songs. Now with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows you can open and save songs in ABC notation format!

To save the song in ABC notation format, press the [Save As] toolbar button and choose Save as ABC notation file from the menu. Once opened, select a track that you want to save and choose your other criteria - The [Copy to clipboard] button will copy the file to the clipboard (that you can then paste it into other programs). The [Save as File] button will let you type a name and select the destination in your hard drive.

Band-in-a-Box® Song Title Browser Requests Forum

Have you stumped the Song Title Browser feature in the Band-in-a-Box® StylePicker?

If you tried to search for a popular song and this feature didn't offer you any listings, we'd love it if you'd let us know in our Wishlist forum here.

Posting your requests to this forum really does work - we used it to increase the database with the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 release!

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