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#463122 - 03/20/18 09:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder!
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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It's the first day of spring today, which means it's time to start spring cleaning!

We cleaned up the BB folder with our release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018. Over the years, this folder has been growing - there were up to 10,000 files in there! We've fixed this and put the files into various folders. This is done with a cleanup routine. The cleanup normally happens automatically during installation, but you can run it manually by selecting the main menu Help | Utilities | Run Cleanup routine.

The cleanup routine does the following:
-Moves Styles files (.STY/.STX) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Styles.
-Moves Soloists files (.ST2/.XT2) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Soloists.
-Moves various Demo folders to C:\Demos.
-Moves various songs and lessons folders to C:\bb\Songs and Lessons.
-Moves various files essential for running Band-in-a-Box to C:\bb\Data and C:\bb\Data\Lib.
-Moves various preferences files to C:\bb\Preferences.
-Moves tutorial demo songs, program manuals (.pdf), and the help file (.chm) to C:\bb\Documentation.
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#463242 - 03/20/18 06:27 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Jim Fogle Offline
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Callie,

Another great post!

May I suggest you add this post to Tips & Tricks and make it a sticky note? It is handy information to have around as we all get use to the new file structure.

I believe this is the first time I've seen a list that describes the location where each kind of file is moved. Thank you very much for sharing this information.
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#463246 - 03/20/18 06:42 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder! [Re: Jim Fogle]
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I second Jim's idea. The locations provide important information for many of us.
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#463265 - 03/21/18 12:10 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder! [Re: VideoTrack]
doctormidi Offline
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Registered: 01/19/10
Posts: 118
Loc: Torino, ITALY
Yes I agree, great news, but what a pity that user styles now get mixed with "factory" styles!
I have several Norton user style disks I have collected through the years, and now they are mixed with all the others!

Please PgMusic refine your cleanup routine so that it creates a new directory (sub-directory?) for user styles.

All the Best


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#463267 - 03/21/18 01:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder! [Re: doctormidi]
John-Luke Offline
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Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 1250
Loc: France
doctormidi,
Your comment is welcome. Many other users request for getting a User Styles folder (or even several folders) for 3rd party styles or user styles.

The request is already in the wishlist.

IMHO, it is a pity that this point has not been detected during the beta phase. We did get this feature in previous BIAB versions, I hope this regression will be soon fixed.
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#463288 - 03/21/18 05:51 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder! [Re: John-Luke]
Dave Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
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Loc: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
It's very unwieldy without sub-folders.

+1 for additional folders
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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Build 520 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Windows users can download the latest free patch update, Build 250, here.

Summary of changes for Build 520 since 519 (July 17 2018):
Added: Save As style feature has support for MIDI velocity changes if volumes aren’t 90 on mixer when saved.
Added: Support for MIDI velocity changes in styles. Use the Misc-More dialog in StyleMaker to set velocity changes in MIDI styles.
Fixed: [Style Memos etc] button was not visible in the Style Editor -> Misc dialog.
Fixed: Bar lines would not display properly in the Audio Edit window if launching through the menu item "Audio Chord Wizard (Audio Edit)".
Fixed: Hitting the Return key while in the Audio Edit window might trigger Loop Screen mode.
Updated: PDF Manual and Help.

User Blog - Recording and Processing Vocals Using RealBand...

Joanne Cooper's latest blog post is a "start to finish" of how she records and processes vocals for her songs using her three "go-to" programs: RealBand, Melodyne, and Nectar from Izotope (with a little help from Band-in-a-Box...)!

Check out this blog post here.

Video - Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

Learn how you can add MIDI SuperTracks to your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

Video - Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Mac!

Learn how you can add MIDI SuperTracks to your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Mac!

Musician Brent Mason in the Studio Recording RealTracks!

Before leaving Nashville, Tobin caught up with Brent Mason recording some future RealTracks in the studio.

We can't wait to hear them!

Video - Adding RealTracks to Your Band-in-a-Box® Song

There are 300 RealTracks Sets available (over 2,500 RealTracks!), and here at PG Music we have this to say about them: You'll want to use RealTracks in all of your projects... and you can!

But what if you're not sure how to add them to your Band-in-a-Box® song? We have a video for that! Click here to watch...

Save Notation Window as a Video with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

Did you know... Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac allows you to save the Notation Window as a video? What a great way to share your songs with users, and LEARN from the notation as you listen!

From the program manual:
[Save As] | Save as video
-In the Make Notation Video dialog, select a track at the upper left corner. (Note: The dialog title says “Make Chord Sheet Video” until you select a track.)
-You can also set the dimension (width/height) of the video and select the number of frames per second and a specific codec.
-Press the [OK - Render Video] button to start rendering the video. When the video has been created, press the [Show Video File] button.
-You can then double click on the file to watch the rendered video.

Note: A special use of this feature is to combine a Video RealTracks (new with version 2018) with the corresponding notation in a single video. This creates an educational video, which shows the actual performance with notation/tab, playing over your chord progression! To do this, right-click on the Master button or one of the track buttons at the top of the main screen and select Render Video(s) from the menu.

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