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#460738 - 03/05/18 08:10 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Adding demo song from Real Tracks to chord section [Re: Icelander]
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Actually, despite my efforts, I'd been unable to get to the specific Brent demo for which I was looking. This is it!

I want to use this as a basis to expand the song theme further within the program. To clarify, am I now able to import the band .m4a file into BiaB directly and make modifications to the file and expand the song? Will the import separate the demo into component instruments from the demo and place the individual notes present in the demo in the individual cells on the chord sheet, or am I overestimating what it can do? Am I on the right track or thinking I can do more with this .m4a file than I can really accomplish?

Thanks for getting these files for me! Greatly appreciate it!

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#460781 - 03/06/18 06:04 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Adding demo song from Real Tracks to chord section [Re: Rockdoc326]
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I'm afraid a lot of those questions have "No"as the answer, so let's try narrow it down:

You can load it into the separate Audio Chord Wizard application to try establish what chords were used in that particular file. Those chords can then be entered into BBox, regardless of what style you choose, in where you can work on it further like it was any standard BBox song. Chances are high that you will want to use either of the styles that contain the instrument you liked so much, but you can change any of the other instruments as you see fit.
What you can however not do with BBox is isolate any given sound from a group of sounds in an audio file. For that you will need a much more DAW-oriented application than BBox ever presumes to be. And even with many DAWs you'll be hard pressed to find a way to do this, Melodyne might be just the only application that I'm aware of that might crack such a digitally specific task.
But all is not lost, you could still put your own transcribing skills to the test, now that you have the audio file locally to listen to as many times as you like, and try make out the guitar notes by ear yourself. That is the closest you will get to the actual playing in that particular file, for even if you find the exact chords and use the exact same style, BBox is designed to not repeat the actual playback of anything twice unless a track has been 'frozen'.

I hope this clarifies a few things for you a bit better.

p.s. You probably had the file all along and just didn't know about it. Now that we got the correct filename, try do a search in your Realtracks Demos for "2650band.m4a". It should be there wink


Edited by Icelander (03/06/18 06:33 AM)
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#460846 - 03/06/18 09:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Adding demo song from Real Tracks to chord section [Re: Icelander]
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Thanks for your help on this topic. I'll try your suggestions and see how it works. As you said, I can always "use my ears" and figure out the chords.

BTW, I listened to some of your tunes on Soundcloud. Excellent! Jazz is some of my favorite music, especially when done well. I'll be back to your site. Noel (also on this forum) has some excellent original music also.

If you get a chance, check out some of my originals on Soundcloud, done in large part with use of BiaB for Mac. Waiting for the 2018 version!

https://soundcloud.com/user-30900286

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#460847 - 03/06/18 10:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Adding demo song from Real Tracks to chord section [Re: Rockdoc326]
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Originally Posted By: Rockdoc326
Thanks for your help on this topic. I'll try your suggestions and see how it works. As you said, I can always "use my ears" and figure out the chords.
Just to stress a significant point, the Audio Chord Wizard will be able to help you with the chords, melodic things are a different story. So in case you are hoping to crack the precise notes/playing of that guitar separately, ACW won't help there beyond giving you the general chords estimation.

Originally Posted By: Rockdoc326
BTW, I listened to some of your tunes on Soundcloud.
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If you get a chance, check out some of my originals...
Oh wow, I did so not see that one coming! Thank you for that vote of confidence crazy

- and I absolutely will be checking your work too, thanks for sharing smile


Edited by Icelander (03/06/18 10:12 AM)
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