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#460782 - 03/06/18 06:05 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Problem with bass 2524, randomly switches to the IV chord
BlueAttitude Offline

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1195
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Very odd, in all my years of using BIAB I have never seen this one before.

I'm working on a new song in the key of Em and auditioning funk styles. So far the only chord I have entered is the "I" chord, "Em".

2524:Bass, Electric, FunkHalfNotePulseSync Ev16 100 randomly switches to the "IV" chord, as if I had entered an "A" in the chord sheet.

Regenerating the song causes it to play the "IV" chord bassline in different places, sometimes the bass starts the song playing "A" patterns

The other instruments stay on the "I" as do other bass players I auditioned, but some of the other Freddie Washington bass styles have the same problem.

Attached pic shows it starting a bar playing the "A" (I brought up the tab for the bass part)

bassbug.jpg (15 downloads)


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#460845 - 03/06/18 09:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Problem with bass 2524, randomly switches to the IV chord [Re: BlueAttitude]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12724
Loc: Australia

Occasionally I've run across something like this too.

From what I can gather, it means that when the Realtrack was analysed and then mapped for the various chords, wrong audio co-ordinates were entered for a particular chord. From what you've written, it sounds like that in this instance, the mapping of Em for the RT you mention has also included a region that was A or Am.

When I discover something like this, I freeze all tracks and then send the MGU/SGU file as an attachment to with a note that tells Support the problem and what bars they need to listen to to hear the problem. The development team appreciate knowing about inconsistencies like this.

The thing with freezing is that when PG Music generate the frozen file you send, it will generate exactly the same for them as it did for you so they'll be able to hear what you describe. This will allow them to solve the problem by re-mapping the chords correctly.


#460883 - 03/06/18 12:51 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Problem with bass 2524, randomly switches to the IV chord [Re: BlueAttitude]
Kent - PG Music Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 566
Hi Dave,

I was able to replicate the issue, and will make sure it's reported.

PG Music

#460955 - 03/07/18 12:25 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Problem with bass 2524, randomly switches to the IV chord [Re: Kent - PG Music]
BlueAttitude Offline

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 1195
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Kent - PG Music
Hi Dave,

I was able to replicate the issue, and will make sure it's reported.

PG Music

Perfect!! Thanks very much, Kent. smile

P.S. I would be happy to beta test a fix if needed.

Edited by BlueAttitude (03/07/18 03:02 AM)
Edit Reason: added P.S.

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