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#48028 - 12/09/09 10:09 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] convert Realtracks PC/MAC
Svenne Offline

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 372
Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
Hi all
I wonder if it's possible to convert the realtracks from pc to mac.
The folders and file names look very much the same (.ST2, .XT2 etc.) only difference are the soundfiles which are wma on PC and mp4 on mac (which is easely converted).
I'm now on a PC, but plan to buy a Macbook.
I don't know if this is legal (another question), but I'm on a tight budget and it would be nice to save some money in buying the cheapest Mac pack solution and then convert some of the realtracks from my PC ultrapack for use on the Mac.

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#48029 - 12/09/09 08:03 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Svenne]
Mac Offline

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
Sounds like you already figured it out, man.

Convert 'em and drop in the right folders with the other files.

Be advised that there could be timing probs on the looping if your conversion proggie adds or subtracts header timing at the front of the file for whatever reason, though.

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#48030 - 05/25/12 12:12 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Mac]
cjicjun Offline

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 2
so, which wma to m4a batch converter is the best choice to convert realtracks?... i tried easywma and switch plus but there is timing issue....


Edited by cjicjun (05/26/12 10:13 AM)

#48031 - 05/26/12 10:26 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: cjicjun]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13205
Loc: Australia
It's possible to run the PC version of BIAB on a Mac using Boot Camp without issues.


#48032 - 05/27/12 03:14 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Noel96]
cjicjun Offline

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 2
Yes I know ,BootCamp is ready for BIAB and it is installed already on my Mac Pro, but my workstation is Logic Studio so, switching between MacOs and Win is boring ...


Edited by cjicjun (05/27/12 03:15 AM)

#48033 - 06/09/12 02:45 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Svenne]
solidrock Offline

Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1827

Hi all
I wonder if it's possible to convert the realtracks from pc to mac.

Make sure you rename the Library folder in the Realtracks folder to LibraryM
so your holds still work.
I'm using the AudioPhile version that uses wav files it works fine with MACBAIB,
you can try FormatFactory (untick Ask Toolbar) if you have just got the wma files,
choose Audio M4A click Add Folder (RealTracks) > tick Entire Tree > Filter *.wma
and set it to Output to Source File Folder (make sure you have enough space).
Just do a few first and check the timing.
I just did a Crossgrade so now I can boot up on the Mac HD or Win7 HD
Just need RealBand for Mac now !


#48034 - 02/12/13 07:13 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: solidrock]
Zeero Offline

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 1
I'm switching to mac, Svenne or someone have solved the timing problem in the wma to m4a conversion?

#48035 - 02/14/13 08:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Svenne]
Oleg Offline

Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 9
There may be an easier solution, if you plan to purchase a version for Mac OS/X. I faced the same issue when I moved from PC to Mac a couple of years ago. At the time I owned the EverythingPAC for PC. I called PG Music and they very graciously agreed to sell me the Mac EverythingPAC for the price of an upgrade from a previous version. You may want to wait a bit, as the 2013 version for Mac is due to come out soon.


#457626 - 02/15/18 01:27 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: convert Realtracks PC/MAC [Re: Svenne]
Vlad_BluesJammer Offline

Registered: 05/25/16
Posts: 3
Hi guys, anybody tried this converter? Seems to work good, at least with my .wma music files ;-)


PG Music News
RealTracks Patch Update for Windows Users

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest RealTracks update patch (519) here.

This patch includes some RealTracks audio updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018. 2018 users should be sure to download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2018 update patch (519), as that patch includes the bulk of the fixes for RealTracks released with 2018. This is a larger download than typical because it updates the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks audio files. There is more information and Audiophile patches available here.

Summary of RealTracks Audio updates:
Improved: There were small issues with the tuning of several Bass styles. This has been fixed for both the original mix and the direct input mix. This affects the following RealTracks:
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
- Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
- Bass, Acoustic, BluesyPopByron Ev 100
Improved: Audio glitches have been removed from the ends of phrases in the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest (free) update patch (519) here.

Summary of changes:
Added: Additional dialog available for detailed information in the StyleMaker (fields for memo, examples, and other parameters). These are set in the StyleMaker (more dialog, a button called "Style Memos etc").
Added: Help Video button Added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
Improved: ABC opening improvements with some accidentals, and leadin bars that occur in middle of song.
Improved: Audio harmonies now used Improved algorithms, and can be easily set using N voices above, M voices below (and have additional functions like duplicate melody, and dup. melody octave below).
Improved: Lyrics will be now read from .mid files that used to be karaoke files (.kar) and got renamed somewhere along the line.
Improved: Support for RealTracks that should be transposed only lower (ie heavy metal guitars) and for future Improved metal guitar comping.
Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: Audio harmonies might be missing some notes.
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 on bootup with error "Read Beyond end of file".
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box should show message if the latest VJT application is not installed when the user tries to render videos.
Fixed: File > Open Special > Open Audio was importing audio instead of opening it in a new song.
Fixed: In the Bar Settings window, "Chordsheet and Notation - Start a New Line" should say "Notation - Start a New Line".
Fixed: It was not possible to record audio using WAS audio drivers if "Output always on" was disabled.
Fixed: Misc. RealTracks updates.
Fixed: Quicklist drums picker sometimes showing too many drums in the list.
Fixed: Redundant flash messages were showing.
Fixed: Removing a custom drums from a track would still display Drums as the name of the loop in the track.
Fixed: Rendering audio while there is a region of bars highlighted in the chord sheet might cause a crash.
Fixed: Saving a MIDI file would fail unless saving as type 1.
Fixed: Some 12-key RealTracks were incorrectly set to allow transposition.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog was missing the new Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: The VJT application should print out its version number in log files.

Tutorials - How to Install Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Hard Drive

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Option 2: Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks & RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to view.

Option 3: Install Band-in-a-Box® and the RealTracks & RealDrums on your computer hard drive: click here to view.

Check out all our Band-in-a-Box for Mac videos here.

Video - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Have you purchased your Band-in-a-Box® package, and want to make sure you're downloading and installing the RealTracks Sets correctly?

Well, we've created just the tutorial video you're looking for! Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets.

Video link:

Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

Polish New Features Video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Our Polish Distributor, Sound Station, has finished their Band-in-a-Box 2018 New Features summary video (in Polish!) - click here to watch.

We hope all our Polish Band-in-a-Box users find this video helpful - thank you Sound Station!

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