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#473170 - 05/16/18 08:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Newbie Question
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Hi: I am writing Cowgirl In The Sand In BIAB as a backing track. At the end of the verse the last two bars are written in as:

Bar 45 - C... D... Bar 46 C... D...

I have the drums, bass and guitar highlghted to play thru the entire song including these bars.
All instruments play every bar and through Bar 45, but only the Drums will play in Bar 46.

I have read thru the manual and it seems to me that I am doing everything right. I hit the green button to regenerate the song after typing in the chords and no freeze buttons are on the bass or any other instrument.

If anyone has any suggestions, i would appreciate them..

Thank You.

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#473174 - 05/16/18 09:46 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: StrumBum]
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Firstly... Instead of using holds with the chords, just type in the normal chords

  • Bar 45: C D
  • Bar 46: C D

Now generate the song.

Does the problem still persist?

Secondly... Could you please post a screen shot of your BIAB Chordsheet that shows bars 45 & 46.

To do this, go to the link below and follow the instructions.

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=472139#Post472139

Regards,
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#473208 - 05/17/18 06:14 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: StrumBum]
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How you enter the chords...with commas or not.... or an ENTER between them determines how they play.

In Bar 46 do you have CD or do you have C comma D or C / D with C being in the first half and D being in the second half of the measure? There are 3 different possible soundings of those chords in the question.


If you enter C,D it's different from entering CD. The second (CD) is actually telling it to ONLY PLAY THE DRUMS. I believe the display will show the large C with superscript D.

Remember to enter the C in the first half of the measure or use a COMMA between the C,D to place the chords C and D on the 1 and 2 of the measure..... or enter C then hit ENTER and type D to get the C to play on ONE and the D to play on three.
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#473302 - 05/17/18 08:16 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: StrumBum]
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Hi StrumBum,

If you have trouble getting a screenshot posted, feel free to send the song file to support@pgmusic.com, we'll be happy to check it out.

Thanks
Kent
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#473334 - 05/18/18 05:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: Noel96]
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Thank You Noel, Guitarhacker and Kent:
I apologize for the slow response. I had to download Mozilla since I use Chrome. I made a jpeg file but I cannot find the radio button to upload the file in. Neither Chrome nor Mozilla appear to have it as either an icon or button. So I'm sort of stuck for the moment. Once i get the technical difficulties addressed, I'll up load the file.

Thanks,

Strum

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#473366 - 05/18/18 07:56 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: Kent - PG Music]
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Hi Kent:

I can't find an easy was to upload the jpeg so I sent it to support@pgmusic.com and addressed it to your attention.

Thanks,

StrumBum


Edited by StrumBum (05/18/18 07:57 AM)

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#473373 - 05/18/18 08:19 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: StrumBum]
Noel96 Offline
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Originally Posted By: StrumBum
Neither Chrome nor Mozilla appear to have it as either an icon or button.


The 'upload graphic' process doesn't use a button nor an icon. It's actually a link and it's necessary to switch to "Full reply screen" mode to access it. I wonder if this might have been the problem.

Have a look at the link below and follow the two graphics to see if that helps.

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=386690#Post386690

Regards,
Noel
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#473433 - 05/18/18 01:07 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: StrumBum]
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Ok. Finally got it loaded. thanks. It took me a while to get there but i finally was able to see where to access File manager.

Thanks.


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#473435 - 05/18/18 01:17 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: StrumBum]
Kent - PG Music Offline
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Hi StrumBum,

If you email me the song file itself, I should be able to figure this out pretty quickly. You've got Bar Settings changes on every bar, and bar 46 is hidden with a repeat, so there are lots of things that could be causing your issue.

Cheers
Kent
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#473436 - 05/18/18 01:28 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: Kent - PG Music]
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Thanks Kent. Will send it via email in just a second.


Edited by StrumBum (05/18/18 01:29 PM)

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#473485 - 05/18/18 05:43 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: StrumBum]
Kent - PG Music Offline
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Thanks, I got the file, but I don't have any instruments cutting out on bar 46. There doesn't seem to be anything unusual about that measure at all.

Does this happen on all choruses, or on just one particular chorus?

Thanks
Kent
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#473536 - 05/19/18 06:34 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: Kent - PG Music]
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Thanks Kent. What happens is that I lose all instruments except the drums on bar 46. Everything else is doing exactly what i asked it to do. So, if it is working on your system, perhaps I'm doing something or have some system feature which is causing this to occur. No idea what that could be. When i run BIAB, the only things i have going on are my Sapphire Interface. I do not use internet when programming a song or VST effects. So am at a bit of a loss.

Thanks.

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#473537 - 05/19/18 06:38 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: Kent - PG Music]
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I'll send you a copy of the mp3 just as an FYI to support. Thanks Kent.

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#473561 - 05/19/18 10:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: StrumBum]
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Try opening the MGU/SGU file in Realband and see if the song generates and plays properly in that program.

Note... if you haven't used Realband before, it will take a little longer for the song to generate because RB does a complete song generation before playback starts. BIAB, on the other hand, begins playing without waiting for generation to complete and it continues generating in the background while the song is playing.

Regards,
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#473576 - 05/19/18 12:38 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Newbie Question [Re: Noel96]
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Thanks Noel. I'll try it out. If it doesn't work, I'll just rebuild the song. it won't take long. Thank you guys for your help.

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