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RealBand 2017 Build 3 Update (30 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2017 to Build 3 from any previous 2017 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2017 folder.

Summary of Changes for 2017 Build 3 (Dec 9, 2016)

  • Fixed: Issue with the program freezing when non-realtime transposing a song with audio, or when doing a non-realtime time stretch or pitch shift on a track.
  • Updated: Help files, manuals, tip files.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Dec 9, 2016

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RealBand 2017 Build 2 Update (10 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2017 to Build 2 from any previous 2017 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2017 folder.

Summary of Changes for 2017 Build 2 (Dec 7, 2016)

  • Added: RealScore and BigBand added to the Staff Options Chord Font selection combo box.
  • Added: in note edit dialog, forced accidentals and note types (invisible, bend, hammer on, pull off, etc.) are now easier to select via listboxes that are always visible, rather than pull down combos.
  • Added: Quarter Step checkbox in note edit dialog shown when the current note type is Bend.
  • Fixed: when running Build 1 for the first time without any RB.CFG present, the Lead Sheet would display the stave lines extremely close together, unless Print Preview was visited at least once after running it for the first time.
  • Fixed: when printing, or displaying just just the bass clef (no tab) in leadsheet, the note numbers were drawn above the clef which was interfering with chords symbols.
  • Added: new setting adjust the vertical height of Bar Numbers in the Print Options dialog.
  • Added: when saving notation to a jpg, in Print Preview, width and height settings are remembered.
  • Added: checkbox to keep the ratio the same when changing width or height in Print Preview, and when saving to a jpg.
  • Fixed: In Staff Roll mode, the staff window wasn't showing notes that are at the start of a row.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Dec 7, 2016

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RealBand 2016 Build 10 Update (30 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2016 to Build 10 from any previous 2016 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2016 folder.

Summary of Changes for 2016 Build 10 (Sept 9, 2016)

  • Added: Improved support for time-based VST plugin features. Synchronization / tempo lock now works for plugins such as JamStix, Addictive Drums, EZ Drummer, and RapidComposer. This allows, for example, plugins like JamStix Virtual Drummer to generate and play drum arrangements in real-time.

Summary of Changes for 2016 Build 9 (Aug 3, 2016)

  • Added: Support for Xtra Styles. These are 150+ additional RealStyles that use existing RealTracks from a 2016 Ultra/EverythingPAK. More information about Xtra Styles.
  • Improved: Faster generation of Loops or UserTracks in some cases.
  • Fixed: Song Title now uses a text edit control that pops up on top of the Song Title field, so that the editing it will work like a normal edit control.
  • Fixed: Pressing the Chorus Begin button didn't usually update the text of the button.
  • Fixed: loading in an BB song with an early ending wasn't generating the early ending correctly.
  • Fixed: TGS files were not loading at all for RB 2016 when loading in a BB song.
  • Fixed: after getting TGS files to load, drums and piano TGS files were swapped.
  • Fixed: if a BB track was excluded from a rest, shot, or held chord, and the track were regenerated, the track wasn't excluded.
  • Fixed: if measure offset wasn't the default, the music may have been offset incorrectly compared to the chords entered in the chords window.
  • Fixed: some newer styles that realtracks with loops in it would generate every realtrack in the style, when attempting to generate an individual track.
  • Fixed: regeneration of a loop didn't work.
  • Fixed: Clicking snap button in Tracks Window visually released the long button.
  • Fixed: nodes sometimes showing to the left of the overview section in the Tracks Window.
  • Fixed: track volume, chorus, reverb, modulation not set to default values.
  • Fixed: track categories not reset to defaults in a new song.
  • Fixed: Undo of generating a RT didn't always work.
  • Fixed: recording of mixer moves didn't usually create the corresponding volume nodes.
  • Fixed: issue of RB freezing when loading demo with DRMNBAS.STY.
  • Fixed: Importing a WAV file removed all track categories.
  • Fixed: Selecting "DRMNBAS.STY" in the StylePicker and hitting the Load Song Demo caused RB to crash with an Access Violation.
  • Fixed: Selecting Note Names: Channel Numbers in Notation Window Options shows numbers on the notes heads, but they don't correspond to MIDI channels at all.
  • Fixed: Triplets not written to XML file correctly if a triplet began with a rest.
  • Fixed: Some XML files, saved by certain programs, were getting access violations when loaded into RB.
  • Fixed: Generated music might be generated in wrong bar locations (out of sync with the chords shown in the bars) if there was a bar offset of zero.
  • Fixed: Band menu would always show styles that weren't installed on the user's hard drive.
  • Fixed: Loading in a BB song, such as SGU or MGU, might result in an access violation due to an inconsistency in the type/size of strings stored in the song structure.
  • Fixed: When entering chords in the chords window, and it scrolls to new row during entering, the screen redraw/entering may not work correctly (current bar may jump to top row and redrawing temporarily messed up).
  • Fixed: Changing a part marker in a song when the song is scrolled to the 2nd page of the chords window might result in the window jumping back to the beginning of the song.
  • Fixed: Duration and snap-to settings in the Piano Roll Window weren't always (or usually) sticking, if you closed and reopened the window.
  • Fixed: Access violation for paste with data filter and ctrl-7.
  • Fixed: In Chords Window, entering a chord on beat 3 of a 3/4 bar caused the 1st beat of next bar to be erased.

Summary of Changes for 2016 Build 7 (May 26, 2016)

  • Fixed: Lyrics from a .KAR file sometimes weren't displaying correctly.
  • Fixed: An issue in which the program might still freeze on exit if play wasn't pressed, GS Wavetable was the current synth, and ASIO4all was used.
  • Fixed: Access violation when double-clicking in the StylePicker.
  • Fixed: Quick Preview area of the StylePicker was broken.
  • Fixed: Spurious messages about rebuilding StylePicker when a rebuild was not necessary.
  • Added: New RealBand logo/splash/icon added to program.

Summary of Changes for 2016 Build 6 (April 29, 2016)

  • Fixed: When loading in an XML file while the Format is set to French Canada, there would be an access violation if the file contained a number with a decimal point.
  • Added: Menu items in node popup to change the node type without using the combo box.
  • Added: Text that shows the upper and lower dB range when editing gain nodes.
  • Added: Dashed line at 0 db in the node editing area.
  • Fixed: Clicking and dragging on a track to highlight From/Thru now can't be done in the node area, since it was sometimes interfering with node entry.
  • Added: Setting in Audio Preferences to use smaller MME buffers if the song has gain nodes, to prevent stair-step clicking.
  • Added: Localization strings for recent changes such as Gain Nodes.
  • Added: Two new song settings for avoiding the use of transposed files for RealTracks generation, and Ignoring slash roots except for Bass.
  • Added: New Feature - Gain Nodes. These nodes allow for a db adjustment (-64 to +36db is the default range) for Audio tracks, or a CC 11 (expression) controller change level (0 to 127) for MIDI tracks.
  • Fixed: Note based lyrics were not loaded in when loading in an MGU.
  • Fixed: Extremely long lyrics in an .SEQ could cause an error.
  • Added: Visual Transpose button text now turns red if the song is visually transposed to a different key.
  • Fixed: Cleanup nodes wasn't working correctly.
  • Added: Mouse wheel support to Piano Roll win.
  • Fixed: Word wrap didn't work with the yellow FlashMessage.
  • Fixed: Some illegal characters in a track name were not replaced when dragging outside of RB.
  • Fixed: Potential access violation if there was a blank audio track but which had nodes or volume controllers in it.
  • Fixed: Language dialog didn't load correct language if SImplified Chinese .DLL was present.
  • Fixed: Import Wave dialog help button not connected.
  • Fixed: "Options.txt" showing up in favorite user tracks submenu.

Summary of Changes for 2016 Build 3 (Dec 28, 2015)

  • Fixed: VST plugin settings were not being loaded in correctly from .SEQ files.
  • Fixed: Cascade didn't work for the Chords Window.
  • Fixed: Access violation when making Tracks Window too narrow.
  • Fixed: Generating harmonies to multiple tracks sometimes would only generate the 1st harmony part.
  • Fixed: Label names in the master sliders in the mixer are now saved to .SEQ files.
  • Added: One shot (no tempo stretch) button to Acidize Wave File dialog.
  • Added: Checkbox in the Acidize Wave File dialog for moving the .WAV to the loops folder.
  • Added: "None" setting in the root note combo, for drum tracks, in the Acidize Wave File Dialog.
  • Added: "Press to configure for drums" button in the Acidize Wave File dialog.
  • Fixed: Wrong root note sometimes written when Acidizing a WAV file.
  • Fixed: When running in Japanese, saving Japanese text to XML didn't work.
  • Fixed: Access violation when using the Vocal Synth menu items in notation window.
  • Fixed: Choppy Vocal Synth generation. The generation is smoother in RB 2016 than earlier versions.
  • Fixed: Crash when using Tascam 16x08 in ASIO mode (or other interfaces with drivers using the INT24LSB data format).
  • Fixed: In the Guitar Window, the "All" fretboard position setting was hidden, depending on the width of the guitar.
  • Fixed: Removing tracks didn't preserve the original track heights of the tracks that were moved up.
  • Fixed: Right Click - Tracks - Consolidate Audio Region resulted in access violation.
  • Fixed: Acidize wav dialog might popup if saving another file type, such as MP3, instead of only WAV files.
  • Fixed: Saving a 3/4 song to XML might not work correctly.
  • Fixed: Loading in a Sibelius 8.02 file did not work.
  • Updated: Help file, Tip files, New Features Manual, 2016 User's Guide.

Summary of Changes for 2016 Build 2 (Dec 3, 2015)

  • Added: New Feature: Stereo UserTracks supported.
  • Added: scrollbar to comments window.
  • Fixed: dragging in a type 0 file erased the contents of the track before the point you dropped it.
  • Fixed: mouse cursor hovering over the timeline of the tracks window would result in a resize cursor showing, if the tracks window was scrolled down so that track 2 or greater was the top track.
  • Fixed: loading in a .SEQ when the tracks window is scrolled down so that track 2 or greater is the top track, could cause the overviews to be out of alignment with the track info panels, if, for example, some of the track heights were smaller than normal.
  • Fixed: FX button is shown in blue in the mixer window when the master, aux, or track contains FX.
  • Fixed: Markers (entered via the markers button on toolbar) would sometimes show up on the toolbar of the audio edit window instead of on the time line.
  • Fixed: MIDI patch numbers in the Mixer had the wrong background color (gray instead of black) and were hard to read.
  • Fixed: if a plugin could not be loaded because it was a proprietary plugin intended for a specific DAW, then the error message would contain Chinese characters.
  • Fixed: Big lyrics Win displayed Chinese characters when loading in a .SEQ with chord symbols.
  • Fixed: in some cases, wrong message popped up after a WMA file was successfully exported.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Sept 9, 2016

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RealBand 2015 Build 8 Update (25 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2015 to Build 8 from any previous 2015 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2015 folder.

Summary of Changes for 2015 Build 8 (April 14, 2015)

  • Fixed: conductor Ctrl~ hotkey wasn't workign to open up the conductor.
  • Fixed: program could hang on exit if ASIO4ALL used with exclusive mode apps getting priority
  • Fixed: Save As didn't add the newly saved file name to the recent files list
  • Fixed: access violation in Tracks Win with some combinations of track heights
  • Fixed: track icons resized to a smaller size if the track is resized smaller than normal
  • Fixed: patch name field and driver field now hidden if track not tall enough to display patch name text and/or driver text.
  • Fixed: when dragging a track to a different location in the Tracks Win, the original sizes are now preserved
  • Fixed: access violation in Big Piano Win when option to draw note names is enabled
  • Fixed: When selecting just the left or right channel in Audio Edit Win, cut/paste still didn't always affect just that channel
  • Fixed: access violation if MGU had a track with MIDI event containing an invalid event type
  • Fixed: tempo not always sent to RB remote
  • Fixed: changes to the email that gets sent when there is an exception
  • Fixed: ability to play demo WMA files in the Hi-Q patch selection dialog

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated April 14, 2015

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RealBand 2015 Build 7 Update (25 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2015 to Build 7 from any previous 2015 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2015 folder.

Summary of Changes for 2015 Build 7 (Feb 19, 2015)

  • Fixed: Access violation in the Tracks window which could occur if track heights were changed.
  • Fixed: Access violation if you clicked on either the Tempo Percent or Transpose buttons and then entered text and pressed return.

Summary of Changes for 2015 Build 6 (Jan 19, 2015)

  • Fixed: Delete key in Audio Edit Window would always delete all both channels.
  • Fixed: Moving a section of audio in tracks win would sometimes still create extra nodes.
  • Fixed: Render – Merge Audio Tracks to WMA would show wrong strings in dialog, and would cause RB to freeze next time dialog is executed.
  • Fixed: Select and Generate UserTracks didn't work from either the Main Menu or the Generate button. It only worked from Tracks Window right click.
  • Fixed: Crash if no MP3 codecs present and attempting to save to MP3.
  • Added: Section letters shown in Chords Window.
  • Added: New 'Application Error' dialog that shows stack trace and lets the user email the Error Report to PG Support, or add the Error Report to RBError.LOG.
  • Added: Localization support.
  • Fixed: Loops dialog was sometimes showing a division by zero message when adding certain loop.
  • Fixed: Some acid loops were not being read properly.
  • Fixed: Some acid loops were not being recognized.

Summary of Changes for 2015 Build 2 (Dec 5, 2014)

  • Fixed: Hotkeys not restored properly after entering a value in the pitch transpose or tempo adjust.
  • Fixed: Added warning, when exiting MIDI Devices dialog or Audio Drivers dialog, if default sample rate for MME differs from song sample rate.
  • Fixed: Added Acidize This Wav file command to the Render menu.
  • Fixed: Elastique ASIO error when ASIO buffer size in sample frames was great than 1024.
  • Fixed: Select and Generate User Track on main menu and Generate popup menu both launched the Pick a Loop dialog.
  • Fixed: Render save track to file not working.
  • Fixed: Existing video wasn't always cleared on a File - new.
  • Fixed: Simple drums not working.
  • Fixed: Help topic for Big Piano Options dialog not linked.
  • Fixed: In the Generate Button dropdown menu, the favorites submenus for MIDI SuperTracks, UserTracks, and Loops were not being setup and populated correctly.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Feb 19, 2015

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RealBand 2014 Build 7 Update (17 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2014 to Build 7 from any previous 2014 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2014 folder.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - usually X:\RealBand (where X is your USB drive letter).

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 7 (Feb 27, 2014)

  • Fixed: Nodes weren't working with ASIO.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Feb 24, 2014

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RealBand 2014 Build 6 Update (17 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2014 to Build 6 from any previous 2014 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2014 folder.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - usually X:\RealBand (where X is your USB drive letter).

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 6 (Feb 24, 2014)

  • Fixed: Moving volume control for a track did not change the audio level unless playback was restarted.
  • Fixed: Clicking on the node overview in tracks window, for a track without nodes, would sometimes insert nodes, even if not clicking on the horizontal line.
  • Fixed: Copy/Cut/Paste as well as Ctrl-Drag/Drop now default to not including nodes.

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 5 (Feb 21, 2014)

  • Fixed: After loading a style with the StylePicker, chord entry in the Chords Window stopped working for most chords.
  • Fixed: Double-clicking to insert a node did not work if there was a track with nodes displayed below the track you double-clicked on.
  • Fixed: Delete, in the Tracks Window, was causing nodes to get created on the sides of the deleted area.
  • Fixed: Nodes checkbox in the Paste window.
  • Added: Cut/Paste, as well as Ctrl-Drag/Drop, was creating nodes on the sides of a region even if nodes didn't already exist.

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 4 (Feb 17, 2014)

  • Added: Adjust volume of nodes in track volume right-click dialog, and in the node popup menu.
  • Improved: Faster bootup time.
  • Added: FlashMessage to let user know that there isn't a marker close to the current time, instead of deleting a far away marker, if the Delete Marker button was pressed.
  • Fixed: Various drag/drop issues involving the DropStation, etc. For example, dragging a MIDI track to DropStation and then to desktop did not work.
  • Fixed: Paste with crossfade enabled had artifacts.
  • Fixed: Flashmessage instead of error message box if there is problem creating wave in header.
  • Fixed: Spurious "file too big to load completely" error.
  • Fixed: Volume control not always correctly reflecting node change when song was started from new location.
  • Fixed: Hi-Q MIDI instrument name not being shown in the menu after being loaded in.
  • Fixed: Hi-Q MIDI instrument not being loaded from MGU or SGU.
  • Fixed: Dropping a file onto the Tracks Window would sometimes result in TempLoad1234.WAV showing up in the track name.
  • Fixed: Ending checkbox in the Song Panel was not reflecting the setting in an MGU or SGU.
  • Fixed: Weird problem in which pressing Alt-F and choosing Open Next File would result in menu flickering.
  • Fixed: Could not add a .WAV to the jukebox.
  • Fixed: RBERROR.LOG file showing a beta version.
  • Fixed: Drum grid would remain silent due to all the blank tracks defaulting to audio tracks, and expression therefore being set to zero by default.
  • Fixed: Range check or access violation if the next chord was way beyond end of current screen in audio edit window.
  • Fixed: Volume automation had an "echo" issue on audio track(s) where the volume changes occurred again after they already happened.
  • Fixed: Snap/Lock Selection button issue in Tracks Window where they interfered with each other. (e.g. Snap released Lock Button).
  • Fixed: Vocal synth not working in some cases.

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 3 ('b' update) (Dec 23, 2013)

  • Fixed: In some dialogs (StylePicker, RealTracks Picker, RealDrums Picker) spaces couldn't be typed in the filter fields, because the spacebar would trigger a style preview.

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 3 (Dec 13, 2013)

  • Added: Options | Hide Toolbar menu item has been revived with Ctrl+T as the shortcut (hides the TOP toolbar). Message added to bottom status bar, "press Ctrl+t to exit fullscreen".
  • Fixed: Lockup when changing Metronome playback setting during playback with the Metronome button.
  • Fixed: CPU usage meter didn't change colors in response to moderate or heavy usage.
  • Fixed: Potential access violation after clicking/dragging a range of nodes.
  • Fixed: Cutting/pasting a range of nodes didn't always result in the nodes looking correct afterward.
  • Added: Nodes are automatically added when loading in a .MID.
  • Updated: Help file.

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 2 (Dec 4, 2013)

  • Fixed: Node entry locked up RealBand in Windows XP.
  • Fixed: If RB was booted up with the Guitar Window already set to a Bass fretboard, then, if you switched to guitar, the zero fret note names for 2 of the strings would not be visible.
  • Fixed: Choose Font dialog, when launched from Notation Options Window, would not always stay on top of other windows.
  • Fixed: Double-clicking can now work for entering a node directly on the line (in addition to outside of the line).
  • Fixed: Node editing caused the numbers on time-line to be bold.
  • Fixed: Hover for big clock in the time panel didn't work.
  • Added: Double-clicking on an existing node will erase the node.
  • Fixed: Help menu item didn't opening 2014 features guide.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Feb 24, 2014

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RealBand 2013 Build 4 Update (10 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2013 to Build 4 from any previous 2013 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2013 folder.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - usually X:\RealBand (where X is your USB drive letter).

Summary of Changes for 2013 Build 4 (Jan 16, 2013)

  • Fixed: Generating a RealTrack with a soloist number higher than 2000 would result in no name being stored in the track name, or in the favorites for RealTracks, and could cause access violations.
  • Fixed: RealBand was incompatible with DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on Windows 7, and so would not launch when DEP was enabled for all programs with RealBand not excluded.

Summary of Changes for 2013 Build 3 (Dec 12, 2012)

  • Added: Support for international versions.
  • Fixed: Recording would always begin at the start of the punch in time, if no pre-roll was specified, rather than starting at the current time.

Summary of Changes for 2013 Build 2 (Dec 5, 2012)

  • Fixed: Band ("STY") button menu wasn't working properly.
  • Fixed: VU meters will now automatically be put on an upper toolbar if the monitor is narrower than 1450 pixels.
  • Fixed: Flash messages instead of OK messages if the correct number of buffers isn't returned after audio is stopped.
  • Updated: Help file.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Jan 16, 2013

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RealBand 2012 Build 6 Update (11 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2012 to Build 6 from any previous 2012 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2012 folder.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - usually X:\RealBand (where X is your USB drive letter).

Summary of Changes for 2012 Build 6 (Feb 28, 2012)

  • Fixed: Improved timing and audio quality when generating partial ranges or with multiple-tempo changes.
  • Fixed: Silence issue when generating a selected range with multiple-tempos.
  • Fixed: File Utilities, Change Dir had no affect when "File Prefs - Open & Save As Dialogs Remember Last Folder Independently setting" was enabled.
  • Fixed: K4 command in Chords window didn't copy the 4th bar properly.
  • Fixed: Help button in RT Change dialog did not work.
  • Fixed: Generate MIDI Track erased a corresponding realtrack.
  • Fixed: Undo wasn't working for generate MIDI track or Generate MIDI Solo if the track was originally a blank audio track.
  • Fixed: "Crashes Realband.SEQ" either crashed (if notation was open) or froze if notation wasn't open.
  • Fixed: Access violation in "Last Farewell" when clicking on track 8 of leadsheet.
  • Fixed: Ask if it's okay to change the time sig.
  • Fixed: Clicking on the big piano would not highlight a note if all the tracks were audio.
  • Fixed: MIDI Expression not defaulting to 127 if a MIDI track is generated but the track previously was an audio track. This was causing silent MIDI playback.
  • Fixed: Right-clicking on overview section of tracks window to apply an audio effect (like fade out) to multiple-selected tracks, did not work.
  • Fixed: If changing the bars per screen in Notation Window, and then later pressing play, the notation would revert back to the old bars per screen when the notation advances beyond the current screen.
  • Fixed: Fx Button was not loading the correct BMP file.
  • Fixed: "Select and Generate Loop..." would also generate unwanted RealTracks.
  • Fixed: If an MGU or SGU song contained a style change, RealTracks would not be generated beyond the point of a style change.
  • Fixed: File - Open From Clipboard did not work unless the Initial Track Type was set to MIDI.
  • Fixed: Background color of an audio event might extend beyond the length of the audio data in the case of multiple tempos.
  • Fixed: If a song is loaded, and ASIO is used, and play button is pressed while a SetupEffects initialization routine was being executed, then an access violation could occur. In other words, if play was pressed "too soon" after a song is loaded, then an access violation could happen. This is more likely in songs with a lot of effects.
  • Fixed: Access violation if more than 4 pairs of MME ports were used.
  • Fixed: If tracks were currently soloed, pressing the master solo button on the main toolbar would not unsolo them.
  • Fixed: Solo'd tracks were not reset back to normal if File - New command was executed or if a new file was loaded.
  • Fixed: Clicking on F/X button on Tracks window or clicking on overview section of track might cause solo'd tracks to appear un-solo'd.
  • Fixed: Midi Devices window sometimes opened behind the main screen, causing the program to appear frozen.
  • Fixed: Opt > Pref > restore 'never ask again' questions. whether you click yes or no the pref window gets hidden behind the main one.
  • Fixed: FlashMessage - "Style Can Change Patches" has been disabled in order to preserve the patch change that you just made - sometimes appeared unnecessarily.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Feb 28, 2012

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RealBand 2012 Build 5 Update (10 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2012 to Build 5 from any previous 2012 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2012 folder.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - usually X:\RealBand (where X is your USB drive letter).

Summary of Changes for 2012 Build 5 (Dec 17, 2011)

  • Fixed: Direct Input, and Simple options for RealTracks were not generating in some cases.
  • Fixed: RealTracks picker dialog was sometimes including bass instruments, despite a filter in place.

Summary of Changes for 2012 Build 4 (Dec 14, 2011)

  • Fixed: If choosing a riff for the whole song (FROM=THRU), and pressing one of the Play buttons while a riff was already playing (instead of pressing Stop first),m the riff would not be generated, and a "Generating Waveform Overview" progress dialog would appear and stay onscreen.
  • Fixed: Crash on exit if no MIDI driver was selected, but DXi/VSTi was used for MIDI (possibly only with Always On ASIO).
  • Fixed: The word "Bar" in "Bar Offset" on the tool bar was not completely visible.

Summary of Changes for 2012 Build 2 (Dec 04, 2011)

  • Added: Ability to load and generate Band-in-a-Box files with loops.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Dec 17, 2011

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RealBand 2011.5 Build 4 Update (15 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2011.5 to Build 4 from any previous 2011.5 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2011.5 folder.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - either X:\RealBand (where X is your USB drive letter) or X:\PGMusic\Programs\RealBand if the hard drive was purchased prior to September 2009.

Summary of Changes for 2011.5 Build 4 (August 02, 2011)

  • Fixed: When generating an audio harmony using the setting to harmonize to the chords of the song, a flashmessage would pop up saying that the program was unable to generate the chords and nothing would happen.
  • Fixed: Note-based lyrics would not be loaded in from an .MGU.
  • Fixed: Lyric window would not be launched automatically for an .MGU that had lyrics, even if the setting was enabled.
  • Fixed: When loading in a type zero .MID, and answering Yes to question about extracting to multiple tracks, the extract didn't work for audio tracks.
  • Added: StylePicker Text Filter added. Filter the list of styles by any text string. Multiple terms allowed. e.g.:
    • Bossa guitar <----- styles with bossa and instrument=guitar in them
    • Guitar Brent <----- styles that have artist=Brent Mason
    • Jazz Trio Oliver <----- trios with Oliver Gannon

Summary of Changes for 2011.5 Build 3 (July 15, 2011)

  • Fixed: F5 Volume changes, muting, etc. not loading from BB files.
  • Fixed: Play button string issue when not running in english language.
  • Fixed: Help | User Guide menu item not working.
  • Updated: RealBand User Guide

Summary of Changes for 2011.5 Build 2 (July 13, 2011)

  • Fixed: Choose Font dialog in Lyric Opt dialog wasn't modal
  • Fixed: Blank bar would sometimes be present at the end of a regenerated RD section
  • Fixed: Enter Key would sometimes not work when entering lyrics
  • Fixed: Lyric Window would always draw with default font when re-launching RB

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated August 02, 2011

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RealBand 2011 Build 4b Update (15 MB)

This patch will update RealBand Version 2011 to Build 4 from any previous 2011 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand folder.

We use "b" to indicate that some files other than RealBand.exe have been updated since the initial build 4 release.

Note: You should also install the latest Band-in-a-Box update patch.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - either X:\RealBand (where X is your USB drive letter) or X:\PGMusic\Programs\RealBand if the hard drive was purchased prior to September 2009.

Summary of Changes for 2011 Build 4b (April 20, 2011)

  • Improved: Tempo stretching for audio tracks has been improved.
  • Fixed: Tempo and sync problems in some situations, especially with tempo changes within songs.

Summary of Changes for 2011 Build 4 (February 1, 2011)

  • Fixed: Problems with Jukebox on some systems.
  • Fixed: When adding a song to jukebox with Add button, and then cancelling, the song list memo might be restored to an older version of the song list string.
  • Fixed: Tempo changes of realtracks and realdrums were not working properly.
  • Fixed: When clicking on Chorus Begin or Chorus End button, and then clicking on the Chords Window, the focus remained on the button that had been clicked on.
  • Updated: Help file.

Summary of Changes for 2011 Build 3 (December 17, 2010)

  • Improved: RealChart tracks are now muted using the method of setting vol to zero, and are forced to a channel (in 11-16 range if available or altenatively 1-9).
  • Improved: Extra checking for the presence of certain files to determine of BB folder is valid.
  • Fixed: RealDrums were not changing if a song had any style changes in the chords window F5 bar dialog.

Summary of Changes for 2011 Build 2 (December 10, 2010)

  • Fixed: StylePicker filter wasn't working.
  • Fixed: RealChart tracks were not muted.
  • Updated: Help file.
  • Improved: Increased the jukebox song list string size to 100K characters and the number of songs to 3000.
  • Improved: Handling of RealTracks Timebase.
  • Fixed: Song RealTracks sometimes got replaced by MIDI tracks when opening BB files.

Summary of Changes for 2011 Build 3 (December 17, 2010)

  • Improved: RealChart tracks are now muted using the method of setting vol to zero, and are forced to a channel (in 11-16 range if available or altenatively 1-9).
  • Improved: Extra checking for the presence of certain files to determine of BB folder is valid.
  • Fixed: RealDrums were not changing if a song had any style changes in the chords window F5 bar dialog.

Summary of Changes for 2011 Build 2 (December 10, 2010)

  • Fixed: StylePicker filter wasn't working.
  • Fixed: RealChart tracks were not muted.
  • Updated: Help file.
  • Improved: Increased the jukebox song list string size to 100K characters and the number of songs to 3000.
  • Improved: Handling of RealTracks Timebase.
  • Fixed: Song RealTracks sometimes got replaced by MIDI tracks when opening BB files.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated April 30, 2011

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RealBand 2010.5 Build 2b Update

This patch will update RealBand Version 2011 to Build 3 from any previous 2011 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand folder.

Note: The program will display "build 2" under Help | About. The "b" is just used for this patch to indicate that some other files have been updated since the release of the build 2 .exe file.

Note: You should also install the latest Band-in-a-Box update patch.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - either X:\RealBand (where X is your USB drive letter) or X:\PGMusic\Programs\RealBand if the hard drive was purchased prior to September 2009.

Summary of Changes for 2010.5 Build 2b (July 28, 2010)

  • Fixed: Song RealTracks sometimes got replaced by MIDI tracks when opening BB files.

Summary of Changes for 2010.5 Build 2 (July 6, 2010)

  • Fixed: Some RealTracks were not generating properly.

Summary of Changes for 2010.5 Build 1 (June 24, 2010)

  • Added: Major new feature - Conductor, Live Looping/Playback control. As the song is playing, many "single key" hot keys are now available to control the playback and looping of the song. This is ideal for live performance or "jam sessions" where you want full control of playback. The loops happen seamlessly, so are suitable for the "dance floor." In addition, you can control RealBand from a standard MIDI keyboard, pressing MIDI keys that correspond to each of the functions. There are over 80 conductor functions in all.
  • Added: Tempo mapping for MIDI tracks allows you to align a freely recorded MIDI performance (i.e., not recorded to a click track) such that it displays properly in notation and follows the bar lines correctly, but still sounds exactly the same as how you recorded it. To do this, select "Align Music to click track" from the Track menu, and choose the option to "Insert tempo changes."
  • Added: Double/Half time feature in Realtracks dialog.
  • Added: Forced accidentals supported in notation.
  • Added: Shift-click extends the highlighted area in the Chords Window.
  • Fixed: Access violation when loading a .MID file without chords that caused the Chord Wizard to run automatically.
  • Fixed: Track - Merge would render to audio even if merging two tracks that were only MIDI tracks.
  • Fixed: If undoing a song generate, and the old tracks are moved upward as a result of the undo, then the DX/VST slots of tracks might vanish
  • Fixed: Access violation on startup, that sometimes occurred when loading a MIDI file.
  • Fixed: If track disclosure panel was present before loading a new song, it would show up as a gray rectangle after new song was loaded.
  • Fixed: Tracks messed up if creating RealDrums track over a RealTrack track by mistake, and then Undoing and then Redoing.
  • Updated: Help file has been updated.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated July 28, 2010

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RealBand 2010 Build 4 Update

This patch will update RealBand to Version 2010 Build 4 from any previous 2010 build. The patch must be installed into your existing RealBand 2010 folder. Note: Band-in-a-Box users should also download the latest Band-in-a-Box update patch.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - either X:\RealBand (where X is the drive letter) or X:\PGMusic\Programs\RealBand if the hard drive was purchased prior to September 2009.

Summary of Changes for 2010 Build 4 (February 16, 2010)

  • Added: Drop Station. If drag n' drop to another sequencer/DAW isn't working, you may need to use the 'Drop Station'. First, drag the track/region to the Drop Station and the drop file will be prepared. Then, drag from the Drop Station to the DAW. Programs that require this include Cubase and Abelton Live.
  • Fixed: When you drag an individual audio track into RealBand, it always ends up on Track 1
  • Fixed: In the F5 Bar settings - when you select to Mute "ALL BB Instr." OR the Soloist track in the Bar Settings dialog, ANY RealTrack that you generate conforms to those settings, even if they are not 'BB instruments'.
  • Fixed: 4-bar endings work if you play a BB-saved .MGU that has them, but they don't work if you generate the RT in RB.
  • Fixed: "Incorrrect BT0" flash errors happen when a file has shots/holds
  • Fixed: Pressing cancel when asked whether to save the current .SEQ would cause the tracks window not to redraw and/or the program to appear frozen
  • Fixed: F5 Bar Settings window - help button doesn't work.
  • Fixed: The Preferences dialog sometimes opens behind the main window.
  • Fixed: If you have "Options | Autorewind | Playback (or playback and recording)" checked then the Jukebox will only play one song and stop.
  • Fixed: Setting the Bar Offset to a negative value, and then right-clicking on a note, and then using the up/down arrows to advance the ticks would change the beat or measure value
  • Fixed: Track categories in $OPTIONS.SEQ would load into existing songs.
  • Fixed: Small typo in the "Bar 1 is larger in size than Bar 2" dialog.
  • Fixed: Importing or dropping a song into RB that had no chords might cause any existing chords to be erased and regenerated.

Summary of Changes for 2010 Build 2b (December 17, 2009)

  • Fixed: Some RealTracks were switching to Trumpet.

Summary of Changes for 2010 Build 2 (December 14, 2009)

  • Updated: Help file.
  • Fixed: Chords were always copied during .MID drag/drop to RB even if song already had them.
  • Fixed: Part markers were never copied during .MID drag/drop to RB.
  • Fixed: Clicking on the track number field of Tracks Window would cause ASIO playback to be silent until song playback stopped and restarted.
  • Fixed: Option for drag/drop of audio to be WMA instead of WAV.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated February 16, 2010

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RealBand 2009.5 Build 5 Update

This patch will update RealBand to Version 2009.5 Build 5 from any previous 2009 or 2009.5 build. RealBand 2009.5 has over 25 new features! The patch must be installed into your existing RealBand 2009 folder. Note: Band-in-a-Box users should also download the latest Band-in-a-Box update patch.

Note: If you are updating a hard drive edition of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand, be sure to select the correct destination directory - either X:\RealBand (where X is the drive letter) or X:\PGMusic\Programs\RealBand if the hard drive was purchased prior to September 2009.

Summary of Changes for Build 5 (August 21, 2009)

  • Fixed: Problem with chord symbols getting wiped out if importing a .SEQ but answering "no" to the question about importing the chords. Also, part markers sometimes being imported when no chords were imported.
  • Fixed: When looping with DXi, sometimes the 1st note of the loop would not be heard.
  • Fixed: Sometimes notes at start of bar would not be heard when starting song from a bar with DXi.
  • Fixed: Help button in Choose a Synth to Convert dialog.
  • Fixed: Starting a song after a loop would sometimes result in several bars of silence.
  • Added: Error message when compiling Patches.ini if the list exceeds 2000 patches.
  • Fixed: Range Check when zooming in on Tracks Window.
  • Changed: Menu text for Generate Audio Harmonies.
  • Added: Missing hints for +, -, and Snap in Tracks window.
  • Fixed: Dragging a wave file onto a track would sometimes put it on a completely wrong track.
  • Fixed: Dragging tracks wouldn't update track names in DX Host dialog.
  • Fixed: Big Clock wasn't saving the display mode after exiting the program.

Summary of Changes for Build 4 (August 12, 2009)

  • Added: Drag/Drop WAV or MIDI files into the Tracks Window. From Explorer, drag and drop media files (WAV, MIDI) onto the Tracks Window, and they will get added to the project on the track that you dropped them, at the current time.
  • Added: Repeats. Now you can add repeats to an arrangement. The repeats display on the chords window, and audio/MIDI play with the repeats. To add repeats, the Chords Window has a Bar Settings dialog "F5 key" which now has a setting for number of bars to repeat, and number of repeats. When number of bars is greater than zero, a repeat will be enabled and repeat signs shown in Chords Window.
  • Added: Big Clock Window - displays either Measures:Beats:Ticks, Hours Minutes Seconds Hundredths, or Samples. Clicking on the window will toggle the display mode.
  • Added: File | Import menu item. This lets you easily add a MIDI/ WAV/ SEQ/ or MGU file to an existing project (SEQ). This is handy when combining media types to a new or existing project.
  • Added: Easily move tracks up or down in relation to each other by drag n' drop using the mouse. e.g. Drag track 1 below track 2 to change the order of the tracks.
  • Added: Generate button now has a new popup menu with various generation options (also has Ctrl-G hotkey).
  • Added: Track-Regenerate (Refresh). This is useful to regenerate when there have been tempo changes, or just to generate fresh (new) material. Right-cick on a track, and choose Regenerate [xxxxx ] menu item, where xxxxx is the name of the RealTracks, RealDrums, or MIDI style that will get regenerated.
  • Added: Display what style is selected for a RealTrack when scrolling over it.
  • Added: Mixer labels for master effects . You can type in a label and it is shown vertically next to volume slider, and the labels are saved with .SEQ files.
  • Added: TC-Helicon Audio Harmonizer can now be used in RealBand (requires that you own PowerTracks Pro Audio 12, and have the latest build installed). Set your PT folder in the Song Preferences windows.
  • Added: Grid lines in Piano Roll window show triplets if snap-to is set to triplets.
  • Added: Double-clicking on a track in the tracks window will either launch Notation or Audio Edit window depending on track-type. If Ctrl is held and track is MIDI, then the Piano Roll will launch instead of notation.
  • Added: Ctrl-N hotkey pops up a dialog that lets you change the Now time location.
  • Added: Audio Edit popup now contains the audio effects submenu.
  • Added: The Chords Window now draws the window background color in gray after the song ending.
  • Added: Improved centering of the audio edit window while zooming. When zooming an audio edit window, and From/Thru isn't highlighted, then it will now center around the time cursor.
  • Added: Audio Edit Window now has a new Drop down combo which lets you easily change to a different track.
  • Added: Part marker letters are now displayed in Tracks and Notation windows
  • Added: Tracks Window Enhancements - Delete section of a track with the delete key instead of Ctrl-X. If a region is higlighted, pressing delete erases it. Also, new right-click items are added for delete current selection, as well as right click items for cut/copy/paste
  • Added: Copy and Paste now has an option to copy and paste part markers (A and B) along with events, chords and such.
  • Added: Zooming in Tracks Window centers like the audio edit window does.
  • Added: Option for a 'Silent Lead-in' added. This is a 2 bar lead-in with no click. Use this with the new large time display feature to see the count in.
  • Added: Track name for generated non-bb tracks displayed in green on Tracks Windown.
  • Added: Marker names on time line of tracks window, audio edit window, and notation window.
  • Fixed: When there was no chord at bar 32, the program would switch to a different chord.

Summary of Changes for Build 3 (May 28, 2009)

  • Improved: RealTracks instrument is now listed in the Tracks Window for RealTracks that are generated as part of a .STY file.
  • Fixed: RealDrums track name did not change when a new RealDrums style was generated on the same track.
  • Improved: RealDrums end at the bar specified for end of chorus, rather than at the last MIDI or audio in the file.
  • Improved: Help file updated.
  • Fixed: 2-bar endings for RealDrums sometimes didn't occur at the correct place.
  • Fixed: 2-bar MIDI style endings sometimes didn't work properly.
  • Fixed: Error -7 when loading certain .SGU files.
  • Fixed: When opening a .MID file from clipboard, bank LSB and MSB were not being put onto the tracks window.
  • Fixed: When saving to a Type 0 .MID file, Bank settings in the Tracks Window were not saved to the file.
  • Fixed: If one RealTrack is selected to be generated then RB might say it is generating 1 of 2 realtracks.
  • Fixed: If an .MGU has a stored patch change setting for a track, RB will set the track to that patch when generating the song (rather than the style patch if NewSongSettings.stylecanchangepatches is true).
  • Fixed: + key not working for Aug chords
  • Fixed: when loading an .MGU that had been saved with patches, the patches weren't being properly loaded
  • Fixed: error message when loading a MONO .WMA file
  • Fixed: lockup when loading a.DG pattern that has a longer filename.
  • Fixed: Key transpose question was being asked if song had no events
  • Fixed: RB was usually sending MIDI Time Code out the MIDI port too slowly
  • Fixed: Realband will write B instead of Cb so that BB doesn't generate a -8 error.
  • Fixed: RB didn't allow you to input some chords, for example Cmaj7b5. Also, it didn't recognize the chords Cb or Fb.
  • Fixed: Markers would become compressed timewise if increasing the PPQ to a higher PPQ.
  • Fixed: On Windows 98, you couldn't open the help file by clicking on the Help menu and selecting Contents.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated August 21, 2009

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RealBand 2008.5 Build 4 Update

This patch will update RealBand to Version 2008.5 Build 4 from any previous build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2008.5 folder. Note: Band-in-a-Box users should also download the latest Band-in-a-Box update patch.

Summary of Changes for Build 4 (October 27, 2008) since Build 3c

  • Improved: Part markers and chord edits are now transferred from the Audio Chord Wizard to RealBand.
  • Fixed: Audio playback cut out when recording with MIDI sync and ASIO drivers
  • Fixed: Access violation when first song generation was done after loading a file with lyrics.
  • Fixed: Possible access violation when generating a BB track beyond the range of existing MIDI tracks.
  • Added: Support for excluding instruments from rests/shots/holds (e.g. C.dgp).
  • Fixed: Bar settings (F5) volume changes in .MGU files were not recognized.
  • Added: Any missing PG DirectX plugins will be installed.

Summary of Changes for Build 3c (October 9, 2008) since Build 3

  • Fixed: Error reading vba.bin when generating song in version 3b.
  • Added: Support for the new Jazz RealTracks, and styles.
  • Fixed: For Acoustic Bass Jazz RealTracks, some chords with flat or sharp 5ths weren't workng correctly.
  • Fixed: In the StylePicker, 'other styles found' tempo ranges were incorrect

Summary of Changes for Build 3 (August 14, 2008) since Build 2

  • Improved: Audio Chord Wizard has been updated with a lead sheet style window.
  • Added: Setting to allow stereo panning of Blue BB tracks when generating whole song.
  • Fixed: RealDrums might be generated even if the option to Auto-Generate when loading an .MGU was unchecked
  • Fixed: Access violation if moving the All slider and then saying 'yes' to question about keeping recorded mixer moves.
  • Added: Trim for the default DXi slot is now settable within the MIDI Drivers dialog and is saved between RealBand sessions. This allows you to easily change the volume of the DXi synth globally, especially useful for quiet synths like the VSC-DXi.
  • Improved: Metronome now works for playback and recording, no matter what audio drivers (MME/ASIO) and MIDI drivers (DXi or non-DXi) you are using.
  • Fixed: Metronome countin wasn't audible with non-always-on ASIO.
  • Added: MS field to the Time on the status bar.
  • Added: New menu items to save individual tracks to files on the Audio and Render menus.
  • Fixed: Extracting a Type 0 .MID to multiple tracks did not work.
  • Fixed: If DXPluginHost was visible when exiting realband then an access violation would occur the next time the program was run.
  • Added: Middle chorus partmarkers automatically changed from A to B for BB files.
  • Fixed: Opening an audio file into the Audio Chord Wizard put it onto track 9.
  • Fixed: Chorus End not being set after running Audio Chord Wizard.
  • Fixed: Suppressed warning about erratic counting for an ACW song.
  • Fixed: Default stereo panning was not working for RealTracks.
  • Fixed: Style changes not recognized when loading in an .SGU
  • Fixed: If highlighting a section of a BB MIDI track and regenerating, the previous data was not erased in that section.

Summary of Changes for Build 2 (July 29, 2008) since Build 1

  • Fixed: StylePicker sometimes opened behind the main window giving the impression that the program was frozen.
  • Fixed: If a BB style was created so that a Real Instrument such as mandolin was assigned to the RealDrum track, then the instrument was put on the bass track overwriting the bass.
  • Added: Added flash message warning explaining that you will hear something other than drums in the above situation.
  • Changed: Setting for auto-load file from last session now defaults to false.
  • Fixed: Program would sometimes render stereo RealTracks as mono and vice-versa.
  • Fixed: If a crash occurred the last time the program was run, and you said Yes to erasing the config files, it would not erase the .INI file for the toolbar, and the default.rws file
  • Fixed: If VU meters were open at time of quitting RB, then an access violation could occur the next time the program is run if Stop is pressed, or if you try to launch the VU meters.
  • Fixed: Program would fail to generate MIDI drums if the song did not contain realdrums
  • Fixed: If the song did not contain RealDrums the program would set the track so that it was marked as a BB track even though it didn't usually set the trackname to RealDrums.

If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features/functions of RealBand, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated October 27, 2008

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