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#458807 - 02/22/18 10:06 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?!
spif Offline
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Hello to all forumers!
Little issue when trying to install RealTracks here: software won't let me install them on a separate SSD drive (I'm trying to save space on the laptop). I get a message saying that they can be installed only on the disk that is running OS X.....

Many thanks to all!!
PS: I'd post an image showing the message I get when trying to install but can't find the option to copy/paste image from my laptop....

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#458810 - 02/22/18 11:30 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: spif]
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Install it where you can then just move the RealTracks and Drums folders to the SSD then set the new locations in RealTracks Prefs and RealDrums Prefs. If you are installing from a usb drive just select the option to use RealTracks from USB drive, then copy the 2 folders to the SSD.

Shift-Command-4 saves screen shot to desktop.

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#458811 - 02/22/18 11:51 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: spif]
spif Offline
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Cool!!!
Thanks for the tip!

One moment... I get the first advice about installation method. That's cool.

Concerning the "set the new locations in RealTracks Prefs and RealDrums Prefs"
Where exactly do I go to do that?
+
"If you are installing from a use drive just select the option to use RealTracks from USB drive, then copy the 2 folders to the SSD."
.....??

Thanks again!
S.

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#458820 - 02/23/18 01:21 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: spif]
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Click on the RealTracks icon > Prefs
Click on the RealDrums icon > Prefs

You should have a similar installer as the Win one below, select the 2nd option.


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Mac_Drums-Location.png

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#458821 - 02/23/18 01:32 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: Pipeline]
spif Offline
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Ok,
Thanks again.
I'll give it a go!
S.

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#458829 - 02/23/18 04:22 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: spif]
spif Offline
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Fat chance....not working!
...I know about Shift-Command-4, but when I try to post the image on the forum it only gives me the option to insert from a url, not from my laptop...

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#458831 - 02/23/18 04:29 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: spif]
spif Offline
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Basically I have a very large number of "N/A....etc"' RealTracks that I can listen to with the "preview" kind of button but when I point BAIB to them don't actually "come up" at all.
Here's the message I get: "42 RealTracks have r*.st2 files in the BB Soloist folder, but no RealTracks in the folder /Volumes..../Applications/Band-in-a-Box/RealTracks.Either install RealTracks again, or point......"
BUT they ARE there!

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#458896 - 02/23/18 11:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: spif]
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To attach pic click the File Manager under the posting section.
Move the RealTracks and Drums folders to the SSD then click Rebuild button in the RealTrack and RealDrums Pickers.

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#459180 - 02/25/18 01:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: Pipeline]
spif Offline
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Ok,
So I finally had some free time and ..managed!
BUT...: I have a very large number of styles that are shown as RT N/A (example: Style Picker + Clapton + Change the World = (RT n/a when trying to apply the "CHANGE" style.
If I select "Open style from disk" CHANGE.sty IS there! I select it and get message in yellow box saying I don't have real tracks and drums for this style!!!
How do I get them?

Similar problem when trying to rebuild RealTracks. I get this long message saying basically: 95RealTracks have r*.st2 files in the BB Soloist fold but no RealTracks in (SSD) Either install RealTracks again or point..etc

What do I do?
It's driving me nuts (excuse my french)!

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#459194 - 02/25/18 02:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: spif]
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So where you installing from a UBS drive or downloaded files, have you got all the dmg's pkg's ?
Have you got the latest update ? Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Update - Build 186 (Dec 2, 2017)
Here's the tracks in that style, have you got them in the RealTracks folder ?

Quote:
Memo: A syncopated soul funk style featuring three contrasting electric guitars, electric bass, and syncopated funk drums. -Examples: Eyes on the Prize_CHANGE.STY. Change Syncopated Soul Funk
All RealTracks. Quintet. Tempo=95 (85-115)
Instruments: El.Bass, El.Guitar, El.Guitar, El.Guitar, Drums
RD: FunkSyncSnare: a: Snare, FunkyKickb: Bouncy Snare, Ride :Michael White
RT1398: Bass, Electric, Soul70sA-B Ev16 100 , Byron House
RT2756: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockHeavy16thsCraig Ev16 090 , Craig Northey
RT2158: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkyGroove60s Ev 100 , Rob McNelley
RT1436: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovinMute Ev16 110 , Michael Thompson


There is a Live Help button at the bottom of the home page or support(at)pgmusic.com

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#459275 - 02/26/18 06:35 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: OS X: install possible only on Macbook Hardisk?! [Re: Pipeline]
spif Offline
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Thanks again!
I actually have the latest update

But...., something funny (by the way, I installed from usb): I had BIAB installed on laptop, no latest update.
Everything was fine.
Installed on external drive and copied the EXACT same folders/files I had on laptop + UPDATE. And some styles I was using (one which was a funky latin Santana sort of style) would not come up on the new install with the update.
So I reinstalled the same version I had on laptop (no updates). Now I get the funky/latin etc style but NOT the CHANGE (and others).....
....maddening!
Just checked: the folder you mention (Bass, Electric, Soul70sA-B Ev16 100 is in fact in RT folder, but I had to find it using a little OS X App called Easyfind, because if I open the actual RT folder mentioned I only see a series of BS ones...)
What's going on?.....


Edited by spif (02/26/18 12:57 PM)

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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:
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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.
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Fixed: Misc. RealTracks updates.
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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.
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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.

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Thank you David and Katie!

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