You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#455693 - 02/05/18 01:24 AM [Beginners Forum] What is performance track please
WendyM Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/29/16
Posts: 161
Loc: UK
Hi all.Normally when I'm done with working in BB i right click each track and make them wav files.But I see theres an option to make them performance track.Before I mess up my latest piece of genuis,whats the difference please?
Wendy
_________________________
BiaB/RB2018plus,513,extras packs,Forte Dxi,Sonar7XL,Win 7,two speed egg whisk,6 gear bicycle,mangy old diesel car-oh,and I got a new dishwasher for my Birthday.So Kind.
Hubby said we could do with an electric car.I agreed-so he bought us a Scalextric!Sob!

Top
#455697 - 02/05/18 01:53 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: What is performance track please [Re: WendyM]
DeaconBlues09 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 03/21/17
Posts: 240
Loc: Merkaz, Israel
Hi Wendy,

From what I understand, it's basically a way to render the track to audio so you can play it and share it as such and also keep it in your song/style but with the added benefit of being able to later erase the performance (but not the track itself) in case you want to further tweak it later.
_________________________
Band-in-a-Box 2018 PlusPAK w 2018 Bonus Pak. Lenovo IdeaPad 110: ISK Windows 10 Home 64-bit. CPU: Intel Core i3 @ 2.00GHz Skylake-U/Y 14nm Technology. RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel. 238GB SSD

Top
#455783 - 02/05/18 10:41 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: What is performance track please [Re: WendyM]
jford Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 10534
Loc: Pensacola, Florida
From the user manual:

Quote:
This feature takes “freezing” a track one step further, and saves the audio itself. So you can send your Band-in-a-Box song to your friend, who will be able to play that track without needing to have the RealTracks installed.

To save the track, right-click on the instrument radio button and select Save Track as Performance File. You have a choice of a WAV file or a WMA file. When you choose, the track will be rendered to c:\bb\<Song Title><track name (e.g. Bass).WAV or .WMA. Use the “Erase Performance Track” command to remove the Performance Track.

Technical Note: A Performance Track can be made by simply making an audio file (WAV, WMA) and naming it the same as the song, but with the track name (Bass, Piano, Drums, Guitar, Strings, Melody, Soloist) added. For example, if the song is MySong.mgu, you put a file named MySong Melody.wma in the same folder, and that will be a performance track on the Melody track.


Additionally, you also have Artist Performance tracks:

Quote:
Performance Tracks with Artist’s Performances on the Melody track showcase the Band-in-a-Box RealTracks demos playing along to an artist performing the melody. These performances play the melody (2 choruses), and 2 choruses of solo (first chorus “simple” solo, 2nd chorus advanced).

All performance tracks include audio (stretchable to any tempo), notation, on-screen guitar, and tab. To play the Artist Performances, open the songs from the c:\bb\Artist Performances folder.

_________________________
John

HP Win10Pro-64, 8GB
ASUS Win10Pro-64, 16GB
HP Win7Pro-64, 8GB

H/W-Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD, Casio Kbds
S/W-BB/RB2018/Sonar/Reaper/Studio One/Samplitude/MixBus/Notion/Finale/Noteworthy/NI Komplete/Halion/Garritan/IK
Web-http://www.sus4chord.com

Top
#455788 - 02/05/18 11:12 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: What is performance track please [Re: WendyM]
WendyM Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/29/16
Posts: 161
Loc: UK
THank you guys.I wonderhow it could be different from "Freeze". If I want to send my BB song to a friend who doesnt have it, she currently gets individual wavs as per and pops them in her DAW. How is Performance different then? As usual Im probably having a bad brunette day and missing the obvious.



Edited by WendyM (02/05/18 11:12 AM)
_________________________
BiaB/RB2018plus,513,extras packs,Forte Dxi,Sonar7XL,Win 7,two speed egg whisk,6 gear bicycle,mangy old diesel car-oh,and I got a new dishwasher for my Birthday.So Kind.
Hubby said we could do with an electric car.I agreed-so he bought us a Scalextric!Sob!

Top
#455795 - 02/05/18 11:40 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: What is performance track please [Re: WendyM]
jford Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 10534
Loc: Pensacola, Florida
Let's say your friend only has the Pro- or the Mega-PAK, which doesn't include all the RealTracks. The performance track lets you send the .SGU or .MGU file to your friend, along with the accompanying audio performance tracks for the ones she doesn't have (which must all be stored in the same folder), and your friend can hear the song as you intended, even though your friend may not have those RealTracks. Your friend could still change instruments on the other tracks. However, if you had just frozen the tracks, you still have to have all the underlying RealTracks to hear the song.

That being said, your friend would not be able to make any changes to the chord grid without it sounding weird, because it would play the changes made along with the static audio file you created, which would be based on the original chord progression.

I would probably just personally render the entire song to WAV or MP3 and send that to my friend. However, with the .SGU or .MGU file along with the performance track(s), you can still change mix levels and other settings.

Pros and cons.
_________________________
John

HP Win10Pro-64, 8GB
ASUS Win10Pro-64, 16GB
HP Win7Pro-64, 8GB

H/W-Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD, Casio Kbds
S/W-BB/RB2018/Sonar/Reaper/Studio One/Samplitude/MixBus/Notion/Finale/Noteworthy/NI Komplete/Halion/Garritan/IK
Web-http://www.sus4chord.com

Top
#456028 - 02/06/18 12:28 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: What is performance track please [Re: WendyM]
WendyM Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/29/16
Posts: 161
Loc: UK
Get it? Got it! Good!! Thank you for expanding on it for me.As it happens she does have BB at all.Ive just sent her a single render wav of my latest lead balloon and it seems tosound OK.
Thanks John
_________________________
BiaB/RB2018plus,513,extras packs,Forte Dxi,Sonar7XL,Win 7,two speed egg whisk,6 gear bicycle,mangy old diesel car-oh,and I got a new dishwasher for my Birthday.So Kind.
Hubby said we could do with an electric car.I agreed-so he bought us a Scalextric!Sob!

Top


Moderator:  Andrew - PG Music, PeterGannon 
PG Music News
Video - Audio Driver Setup Tutorial for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Watch this video for a quick tutorial on setting up your audio drivers in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows! Video link: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=t0_CHbjWrLA

Video - Band-in-a-Box®: Count-in & Metronome Tutorial

Our latest video release is our Band-in-a-Box®: Count-in & Metronome Tutorial! By default, Band-in-a-Box® has a two bar count-in. Watch this tutorial for a quick explanation of all the options available within this feature! Click here to watch...

#TipTuesday - Adding Motion and Dynamics to your String Tracks

Join our forum, and you'll be surrounded by some AMAZING Band-in-a-Box users! Like DeaconBlues09, who recenty shared their own "Tip" to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out! Post: Adding motion and dynamics to your string tracks

Thanks for sharing, DeaconBlues09!

Band-in-a-Box 2018® pour Mac - French Release!

Nous avons été très occupés à travailler sur Band-in-a-Box® durant l'année 2017, celà s'est traduit par la création de plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités ainsi que l'apport d'une incroyable collection de nouveaux contenus, à savoir: des RealTracks, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Études d'Instruments, des Boucles, des Prestations d'Artistes, des Préréglages Amplitube et styles associés, des RealTracks dans les 12 tonalités et une Notation Guitare Hi-Q!

http://www.bandinabox.com/bb.php?os=mac&lang=fr

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 für Mac - German release!

Wir waren fleißig und haben über 50 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung von neuen Inhalten, mit RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studien, Loops (Schleifen), Künstler Performances, Amplitube Presets und dazugehörenden Styles, 12-Tonarten RealTracks und Hi-Q Gitarren Notation, hinzugefügt!

www.bandinabox.com/bb.new.php?os=mac&lang=de

Video - Activating Band-in-a-Box® for Mac®

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® comes with your own unique activation code that you must add to the program within 30 days. Not sure how? Watch this quick video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=RI1rK19uXIs

Write a Song with Xtra Styles PAK 5 for a Chance to WIN!

You could WIN $150 PG Bucks when you enter our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest!

All you need to do is add Xtra Styles PAK 5 to your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 library (on sale for just $29 until August 31st!), write a song using one if the 160+ professionally mixed styles included, and submit it to our Xtra Styles Contest! Songs submissions are accepted until September 30th - with the 4 winners being announced in early October!

Click here for complete contest rules and information.

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs: Windows | Mac

Forum Stats
27835 Members
51 Forums
53024 Topics
440125 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
HCM, iyana, mfandrich, Lefaff, alleas23

27835 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Al-David 152
David Snyder 125
Janice & Bud 114
Noel96 113
MarioD 112
animarorecords 107
Deryk - PG Music 96
Kent - PG Music 93
beatmaster 92
Greg Johnson 92
Today's Birthdays
rvenneman