You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#445709 - 12/17/17 02:06 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] PTAP not stopping at end of file when played
panworks Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 68
just installed PTPA 2017. I notice that the program just keeps running after the end of a recording until I hit the stop button. I thought it always stopped when it reached the end of a file. Is this normal?

Top
#445928 - 12/18/17 04:41 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
rharv Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 18968
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
Is it normal? No, but some people have had the issue.

First, do you have latest 2017 update? Things get fixed over time.
Click Support in the menu at the top of this page to see.
Or the first thread in the Powertracks forum usually contains the latest update(s).

Does this happen for all files or just one (seen it both ways).
If just one, try highlighting all tracks, then use the From-Thru to select from the end of the song (desired last measure) to measure 2000 (or some other large number) then click Edit-Cut-and make sure Close Gap is enabled.

I've seen this fix file specific issues. Some 'Event' got lost off in space somewhere, so PT was playing and playing until it got to this un-wanted 'Event'.
_________________________
Make your sound your own!

Top
#452421 - 01/20/18 10:52 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
silvertones Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 7240
On the drivers page uncheck audio always on or something similar to that. I don't have the program in front of me.
_________________________
John
ESI Gigaport HD+
Lenovo Turion II /4 Gig Ram/ Win7x64 be
15.6" Monitor
"The only Band is a Real Band"
www.Wintertexaninfo.com/Bands/JohnnyD.php

Top
#455052 - 02/01/18 05:50 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
Paj Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 162

Top
#455917 - 02/06/18 01:36 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
scriv68 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 01/27/18
Posts: 2
Just up graded from an old version of PT (which had no problems) to 2017 and have hit the same issue .

I can fix it by reinstalling but obviously a big hassle.

Seems to be no issue while I am just doing the basics such as playing midi files but after I render to a WAV goes into the problem of continuing to play past the midi file end and I cant fix it . I cant render another file as I end up with a bloated WAV file with lots of silence at the end.



Tried the MME thing but makes no difference . I am using windows 7 .

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Top
#455918 - 02/06/18 01:44 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
scriv68 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 01/27/18
Posts: 2
Whoops ...jumped the gun in my request.

Have eventually found what John is referring to an .. output always on ..box

Unticking it does seem to work !. I will hold my breath.

Thanks John

Top
#456075 - 02/06/18 05:22 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
rharv Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 18968
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
Thank you for posting what solved it for you.
Can you check if the Always On setting was used via ASIO or MME?
I had weird issues with 'MME Always On' that seemed to not affect other users.

ASIO Always On seemed OK for me (as long as I was only using one music app at a time, which can be expected with ASIO).

Just wondering, but glad you got it fixed.
_________________________
Make your sound your own!

Top
#460165 - 03/03/18 08:28 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
silvertones Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 7240
I,ve found though that PT does even still go beyond the end of the song. Around 8 measures. Doesn't do that in RB. It's causing too long of a pause between songs, then I have to take a drink of beer and on and on!
_________________________
John
ESI Gigaport HD+
Lenovo Turion II /4 Gig Ram/ Win7x64 be
15.6" Monitor
"The only Band is a Real Band"
www.Wintertexaninfo.com/Bands/JohnnyD.php

Top
#460695 - 03/05/18 02:53 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: silvertones]
Kent - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 1192
Hi Silvertones,

If using an MME audio driver, unchecking the "Output Always On" checkbox in the Audio Drivers window should stop playback from continuing past the last MIDI event, but if that's not doing the trick, and it just plays for an extra 8 bars and then stops (instead of playing indefinitely), then this might be a different issue.

Let's open one of those songs, go to the Window menu, then New - Event List, and the Event List will appear. Select "Multi" in the "Track" drop-down menu, so you're looking at all the tracks in one list, then scroll down to the bottom of the list.

Are there any stray MIDI Events a few bars after the last note? That would cause the exact issue you're describing.

Thanks
Kent
PG Music

Top
#463900 - 03/24/18 11:47 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: Kent - PG Music]
silvertones Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 7240
Hey Kent. I don't use MIDI at all. Straight audio. I must tell you that I play 4 days a week with my solo Band soooooo I uncover all the little bugs that most don't.I also use the Jukebox set to stop after each song.
It does go past abt 8 measures so I have to drink beer in between. If it stopped at the end I wouldn't have time and wouldn't drink so much however I am a Musician and drinking beer is required. grin
I use RealBand to make the songs but PTA to play out.
_________________________
John
ESI Gigaport HD+
Lenovo Turion II /4 Gig Ram/ Win7x64 be
15.6" Monitor
"The only Band is a Real Band"
www.Wintertexaninfo.com/Bands/JohnnyD.php

Top


PG Music News
#TBT Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Review - Software for Learning Saxophone

McGill Music Sax School posted a video review of Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows last year, stating "I love using software to help learn saxophone. One of my favourite programs is Band-in-a-Box. It's a really powerful tool for quickly making backing tracks I can use for lessons, or my own practice."

Check it out! www.pgmusic.com/?vid=2AgfV7emdLQ

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - Importing MIDI Files

Did you know that Standard MIDI files can be read in to the Melodist or Soloist track within Band-in-a-Box? You can use all of the MIDI File, or select channels or a specific range of bars, using these steps:
1. Melody | Import Melody from MIDI File to select a MIDI file from disk using the file dialog.
2. Melody | Import Melody from Clipboard - when the MIDI data is already copied from another program to the
clipboard.

A new window will open, asking for additional criteria - which channels, # of bars to offset..., # of bars to import, include lyrics, include patch changes - and more! Head to our online manual Chapter 10: Working with MIDI to learn more!

YouTube Find - Your First 15 Minutes with Band-in-a-Box

Woody Piano Shack recently got their hands on Band-in-a-Box after a long time without the program - and they're thrilled!!

Check out this video they've shared to their YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/9dxSfwjBvG0

Thanks Woody Piano Shack!

National Dictionary Day - Guitar & Piano Chord Dictionaries

Today is National Dictionary Day!

We offer 2 dictionaries for just $19 each: the Guitar Chord Dictionary & the Piano Chord Dictionary!

Each of these programs are easy to use! Simply choose a root note, select the chord you want to learn, and the Dictionary will play and display the chord!

An Essential Tool for any Musician!

User Tip - Band-in-a-Box® to Reaper: The Basics

Forum user DeaconBlues09 has created a video to demonstrate how easy the process is for them to streamline their workflow with DAWs, particularly Reaper - check it out: click here to watch.

Join the forum discussion.

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

National Train Your Brain Day is October 13th!

Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games, access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu, and more!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Band-in-a-Box Patch Updates - #TechTuesday

Visit our Patches & Updates page, and you will see that with every version released, there are 2+ patch updates applied to that version.

Patch updates are important, and should definitely be installed to your BB folder. They can add new features, update the help resources of the program, fix bugs reported by users, and make your entire Band-in-a-Box experience run smoothly!

Band-in-a-Box update options can be adjusted within the program too - within Band-in-a-Box for Mac, head to Band-in-a-Box | Check for Updates | and then you can select to automatically check for updates by however many days you choose!

Forum Stats
28086 Members
57 Forums
54470 Topics
450439 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
M.Raz, omicloud, Iam Nemo, samaleksss, dhuntz

28085 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Noel96 193
Matt Finley 142
Janice & Bud 138
Will Josef 137
Tangmo 136
David Snyder 135
floyd jane 116
MarioD 107
Jim Fogle 106
beatmaster 106
Today's Birthdays
Lesaja, miltonq