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#90485 - 11/08/10 05:59 PM [RealBand] part markers in RB
Cav Offline

Registered: 10/15/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Ca. USA
I started a song in BiaB and used 4 different part markers a,b,c,d but when i imported it into RB to finish the song only part markers a,b imported. I tried many times same result. I couldn't find anything similar in other threads or in the manual. Does RB only accept A,B part markers? Thanks Cav

#90486 - 11/08/10 06:19 PM [RealBand] Re: part markers in RB [Re: Cav]
Rachael Offline

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 1616
To my knowledge, RB does not support multistyles (C/D markers). You have to change styles at that bar (F5). If you are not sure what style to use, go into BIAB and edit the style. Click on the Misc button and it will take you to a screen that will show the multistyle. That is the one that has C/D markers and the one you should use in RB.


#90487 - 11/08/10 06:35 PM [RealBand] Re: part markers in RB [Re: Rachael]
rharv Offline

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 18802
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
Thanks for showing how to find those style associations Rachael.

RB will work a little differently, but can be even more flexible than the style/part markers. Some of us like it better because we can just highlite a section and generate it in any style. I've used basic soft rock A/B parts and then switched to Grunge for a bridge. Those types of changes would be hard to find in a BiaB style!
Have fun and experiment.
Make your sound your own!

#90488 - 11/08/10 07:42 PM [RealBand] Re: part markers in RB [Re: rharv]
Cav Offline

Registered: 10/15/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Ca. USA
Thanks for such a quick response. I can't wait to get home tonight to try Rachael's

#90489 - 11/09/10 01:34 PM [RealBand] Re: part markers in RB [Re: Cav]
Robh Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4166
Loc: California
That old Rharv he is such a grunge!
Toshiba dual core Win 7 8 gig ram, BiaB, Realband, Studio one Professional, Melodyne, Gibson S-1, Carvin 980 Cobalt acoustic, Ovation legend 12 string, jazz bass clone, Fender Mustang III amp, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL interface, TC Helicon voiceworks.

#90490 - 11/09/10 02:28 PM [RealBand] Re: part markers in RB [Re: Cav]
jazzmammal Offline

Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 6487
Loc: Redondo Beach, Ca.
When you use RB, you have to change you're thinking a little bit. Don't think like you're still in Biab because you're not. RB will start you out with the first 8 tracks as if it is Biab if that's what you want it to do but it's not required. RB does way more. When you pick a style in RB you can go to a track, highlight one bar then right click on it and pick the instrument and generate just that. Change the style again, highlight the next bar and generate that only. That highlighting of just a few bars of one track is very useful to audition different RT's. It's not necessary to generate a complete track just fo hear if you like a particular guitar RT or whatever. Usually 8 bars is plenty to tell that and 8 bars will generate in a couple of seconds.
You can do this using any of your RT/RD's or midi parts and those midi parts could be coming from different synths both hardware and software. All this has nothing to do with the rest of the song like it does in Biab. You could have a couple of hundred different styles on different parts of all 48 tracks in your tune if you wanted to get stupid about it. RB is very powerful.

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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:
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
- Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
- Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
- Bass, Acoustic, BluesyPopByron Ev 100
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.
Improved: Audio harmonies now used Improved algorithms, and can be easily set using N voices above, M voices below (and have additional functions like duplicate melody, and dup. melody octave below).
Improved: Lyrics will be now read from .mid files that used to be karaoke files (.kar) and got renamed somewhere along the line.
Improved: Support for RealTracks that should be transposed only lower (ie heavy metal guitars) and for future Improved metal guitar comping.
Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: Audio harmonies might be missing some notes.
Fixed: Audio harmonies would be generated with the wrong notes if selecting a range of audio in the middle of the track.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash on bootup with error "Read Beyond end of file".
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box should show message if the latest VJT application is not installed when the user tries to render videos.
Fixed: File > Open Special > Open Audio was importing audio instead of opening it in a new song.
Fixed: In the Bar Settings window, "Chordsheet and Notation - Start a New Line" should say "Notation - Start a New Line".
Fixed: It was not possible to record audio using WAS audio drivers if "Output always on" was disabled.
Fixed: Misc. RealTracks updates.
Fixed: Quicklist drums picker sometimes showing too many drums in the list.
Fixed: Redundant flash messages were showing.
Fixed: Removing a custom drums from a track would still display Drums as the name of the loop in the track.
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.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog was missing the new Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
Fixed: The VJT application should print out its version number in log files.

Tutorials - How to Install Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Hard Drive

When you have your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac UltraPAK shipped to you on a portable hard drive, there are a few different options for installation. We go over these 3 options with our latest video series:

Option 1: Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to view.

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.

Check out all our Band-in-a-Box for Mac videos here.

Video - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Have you purchased your Band-in-a-Box® package, and want to make sure you're downloading and installing the RealTracks Sets correctly?

Well, we've created just the tutorial video you're looking for! Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets.

Video link:

Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

Polish New Features Video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Our Polish Distributor, Sound Station, has finished their Band-in-a-Box 2018 New Features summary video (in Polish!) - click here to watch.

We hope all our Polish Band-in-a-Box users find this video helpful - thank you Sound Station!

YouTube Find - Love it (with Band-in-a-Box 2018)

YouTube channel EmtpyHallToones uploaded a video of their guitar performance using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks!

Click here to watch.

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