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Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on Holiday Music? by eddie1261 @ 9 seconds ago

Simply put, I hate it. Since Oct 23rd when I first heard it in a store and said out loud to everybody who could hear me, "It isn't even ^%@%$% Halloween yet!!"
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Jump to new posts Mixer "save/open" muting bug or something else 2019 BIAB ? by Rustyspoon# @ 27 minutes 31 seconds ago

Hi folks. Not sure is it is a bug or "by design" feature... Made arrangement. Muted couple of tracks in mixer. Saved SGU. Closed BIAB, opened SGU, previously muted tracks, unmuted.... Tried on several files, same story. Is this a known issue? If not, can anybody try this please and confirm if muted mixer tracks stay muted upon closing BIAB, opening BIAB and re-opening same file? Thank you.
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Jump to new posts Re: My Hard Drive Arrived, Thanks PGMusic by bloc-head @ 34 minutes 39 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Matt FinleyBloc-head, I just got my drive today, too. Yay! And I have the same equipment as you. Is your Scarlett 18i20 a first or second generation? Mine is a second and I hope these instructions will work if you have a first. I don't get the pops and crackles, so let's explore: 1) In Focusrite Control, Device Settings tab, is your Sample Rate set to 44.1? 2) In BIAB, Options, Preferences, Audio go to Audio Drivers. What is your selection for Resampler quality?
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Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on Holiday Music? by rockstar_not @ 42 minutes 38 seconds ago

Interesting note about Stan Kenton: Gary Burton claims that Kenton is one of the few of his era that really didn't know anything about music theory; particularly the chord, scale, voice leading and soloing theory that is common language amongst jazz musicians. Gary talks about this in his Berklee Jazz Improvization class (which kicked my butt to kingdom come). -Scott
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Jump to new posts Re: Good news !!!! by Pipeline @ 43 minutes 58 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: rap429 ...... Can anyone else confirm this behavior? Typed in 32 bars of 80's Rock 47 sec 8 bars MultiRiff 30 sec I loaded a demo song and set it to 32 bars 1min 17sec both had 6 RT's
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Jump to new posts Re: The best way to improve at mixing and mastering by rockstar_not @ 46 minutes 34 seconds ago

Here's an old thread I started 2 years ago on critically listening to a known song, and making extensive notes on arrangement and production (and ultimately mixing). This underlines my point about 'getting good at mixing' first involves understanding of arrangement. All points about making good track recordings above do still apply, but unless you can arrange the mix, you will likely not end up with professional sounding recordings. It's Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" https://www.pgmu
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Jump to new posts Re: Good news !!!! by rap429 @ 56 minutes 6 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: silvertonesThis doesn't answer the question however I would think that if say you are a big Reaper user but want some tracks you'd do it with the VST and ditch the biab stuff. If you instead were a big BIAB user you'd do the song in the main version and drag and drop to the day and not ditch the biab files. To me the VST is for non biab users. If that makes sense. What question doesn't it answer?
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Jump to new posts Re: Coolum Sunrise by mkg50 @ 56 minutes 33 seconds ago

Thanks Alan. As you noted, I'm a bit new to this public sharing but so far so good.Thank you for your thoughts. I will post more soon.
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Jump to new posts Re: Coolum Sunrise by mkg50 @ 59 minutes 15 seconds ago

Thanks Mario. I appreciate your opinion.
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Jump to new posts Re: Coolum Sunrise by mkg50 @ Today at 07:19 PM

Thanks so much Torrey. Your detailed and considered review means a lot.
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Jump to new posts Re: The best way to improve at mixing and mastering by rockstar_not @ Today at 07:19 PM

I still say most of mixing starts with the arrangement.
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Jump to new posts Re: The best way to improve at mixing and mastering by David Snyder @ Today at 07:04 PM

I will try and give the Cliff notes version of what is essentially a 900 page book to answer this question. Some of it is complementary to what has been said. The "Holy Grail" concept in mixing is to understand and master the EQ nuances and behaviors of every instrument you plan to use. There are shortcuts. For example, you can buy the "CLA" pack from Waves which has plugin-ins and presets for most instruments. And/or you can buy Neutron Elements from Izotope which will anal
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Jump to new posts Re: Good news !!!! by silvertones @ Today at 06:58 PM

This doesn't answer the question however I would think that if say you are a big Reaper user but want some tracks you'd do it with the VST and ditch the biab stuff. If you instead were a big BIAB user you'd do the song in the main version and drag and drop to the day and not ditch the biab files. To me the VST is for non biab users. If that makes sense.
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Jump to new posts Re: 255 Bar Limit Warning required by Musicman164 @ Today at 06:57 PM

Yes! Remove bars limit! I encountered this a while back when creating a couple songs, including a dance rock song that had a great beat and groove that it couldn't be limited to 255 bars, and at just under 4 minutes! I was upset about that limit! The song was too good and needed to continue for a much longer length to be used for dancing purposes. I had to make do with the shorter version on BIAB, saved it as a .wav file and edited the .wav file on Audacity to make it 7 minutes. Would be grea
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Jump to new posts Re: NEW SONG: "Requiem For Smoothie D. Cat (VI #4)" by DaveBrooksMusic @ Today at 06:56 PM

Hi Ya'll!!! I still have a few bugs to work out but other than that, it sounds 100% better!!! Thanks for your kind words... all the best, Dave
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Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on Holiday Music? by Sundance @ Today at 06:44 PM

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I too see this year's offering isn't much to upgrade to. Sure there are many new styles and real tracks, but the vast majority from what I see is for jazz, old style country, waltz, and other not so common genres (Campfire? Tango? Klezmer??, etc., etc.) I have to say, in my case, about 50%, of the Real tracks and real styles are rarely, if ever, used and just taking up space in my hard drive. How about offering Alternate versions of BIAB for specific styles? Something more or less custom mad
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Jump to new posts Re: Selected bars regeneration + Selection freeze. by Rustyspoon# @ Today at 06:36 PM

I think contracting a talented "unicorn" for a few months, who can lead the rest of the unicorns to sacred forest would also work.
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Jump to new posts Re: compressed / audiophile files workflow question(s) by Rustyspoon# @ Today at 06:32 PM

There are also whistling languages, but I am not sure how to express them in writing form... maybe like this: ---->0))) ------>!)) ----->--)--)
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Jump to new posts Re: Coolum Sunrise by mkg50 @ Today at 06:29 PM

Thanks John. Now that I've dipped my toe in the water I will post more songs.
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Jump to new posts Re: Coolum Sunrise by mkg50 @ Today at 06:28 PM

Thanks Scott.
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Jump to new posts Re: RealBand 2019 - A New Look! by eddie1261 @ Today at 06:23 PM

Brighter for me because of my old eyes.
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Jump to new posts Re: Good news !!!! by rap429 @ Today at 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: MusicStudentAs a test - Please disable your Antivirus when rendering to see if that is the culprit, or white-list BIAB in the antivirus configuration. History has shown this to be a major slowdown in the past. So I tested this: My machine is surface book 2 I7 with 16b 500gb ssd hard drive. Settings are on best performance. 75 measure song. one chorus 6 parts with stately blues style VST is loaded in ableton 10 live suite with all latest updates. nothing else on
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Jump to new posts Re: Selected bars regeneration + Selection freeze. by JohnJohnJohn @ Today at 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#I completely forgot if I got around to asking for this... Selected bars regeneration was a long time request for BIAB, on top of that, if/when crew gets to it (I am hoping they will) please consider "selected" bars freeze also. For example, if you are arranging a tune and you like the "middle", but other things might need work, you freeze just that section, leaving all other parts "liquid". thanks. +1 Like unicorns and leprecha
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Jump to new posts Re: Build Song List by JohnJohnJohn @ Today at 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By: airtcon-161I have the same issue, my question is where do these songs come from.? Are these supposed to be songs we have created ourselves?? I have seen some report on this forum they have as many as 35000 to 50000 songs > Is this really possible?? I hope someone here can clarify this situation as there seems to be very little information on what the song picker is and how it is used. Cheers Nelson For me, just another BIAB rabbit hole I steer clear of! But with all t
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Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows program manuals!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
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We have listed a table of contents for this video, you'll see it within the YouTube video description, or by visiting this forum post.

RealBand 2019 - A New Look!

Have you opened up your RealBand 2019 yet? You may notice that we've given it a fresh new look! In fact, there are now 3 different looks to RealBand.

See for yourself! Within the program, visit Options | Icon Set and choose from: Classic, Modern 1, or Modern 2.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit

We heard you! With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows we've included the BRAND NEW 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, which works well with the latest plugins and 64-bit OS features! Because not everyone has a 64-bit computer, we include both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions with your purchase - you choose which one to use!

By default, when you install your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows the 32-bit version will run.

The steps to run the 64-bit version are simple! Just head to your "bb" folder and choose the "bbw64" icon - you'll notice that the Band-in-a-Box® "splash screen" will state "64-bit" as the program opens.
(and if you open the 32-bit version, the "splash screen" will state "32-bit")

Still not certain which version you're running? Within the program, go to Help | About Band-in-a-Box - it'll either state:

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2019 (604)
<--- the number in brackets is the build number - this will change as new patch updates are released
64 bit application

or:

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2019 (604)
<--- the number in brackets is the build number - this will change as new patch updates are released
32 bit application

We hope everyone who can is enjoying their Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit version for Windows!

NEW! Style-style-style Additions and Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

With over 64 new features and enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019, we've made sure to add to, enhance, and update some of the Style features within the program: StylePicker, StyleMaker, and Song Titles browser within the StylePicker!

StylePicker Enhancements:
-If the style list needs rebuild, it tells you that within the StylePicker, instead of a message that requires a response.
-The rebuild is faster than before by 75%. It takes 1/4 of the time now.
-While the style list is being rebuilt, you can see the progress inside the StylePicker.
-The style list can be filtered by a specific RealTracks/RealDrums/MIDI SuperTracks or RealTracks/MIDI SuperTracks in a certain number range.
-You can filter the style list by a specific Xtra Styles PAK.
-The dialog to select an Xtra Styles PAK has a button to take you to the PG Music website that shows information about Xtra Styles PAKs.
-The StylePicker can list all styles (including N/A styles) in the default display.
-The Set number display is improved, including sort by type and Xtra styles.

StyleMaker Improvements:

-The new MIDI velocity offset allows you to make styles with altered loudness for MIDI tracks.
-Styles can be saved with information like a memo, examples, genres, and more, which will be displayed in the StylePicker.
-You can import information from another style. This is useful when you are making a similar style.
-A style can have a huge number of RealTracks (up to 70!) because the StyleMaker now supports RealTracks multi/medley feature, which allows a single track to have up to 10 simultaneous playing of RealTracks.

Song Titles Browser Enhancement

-We’ve added 300 more song titles including requests from users, so there are now over 10,600 titles.
-The chord density filter is available, and it’s also displayed in the memo.
-The chord complexity filter is available.

Review all the new features of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 here.

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