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Jump to new posts Re: Professional User Testimonial And Demo #rodneygenejunior #BIAB by Charlie Fogle @ 4 minutes 19 seconds ago

Great video from start to finish. Enjoyed this a lot.
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Hi all wrote this a little while back. All comments welcome. Rob4580 Get Me Back To You I went out late last night to see were you had gone. Searched every bar and honk tonk for you. Been searching high and low till my tear drops start to flow. Please find a way to get me back to you. Chorus I'm going down heart break road again. Your coming back but I don't know when. Bridge Chorus I'm going down heart break road again. Your coming back but I don't know when. Verse Then I saw you wa
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Jump to new posts Re: J'ai perdu la notion du temps by Rob4580 @ Today at 03:36 AM

Congrats on the production and vocal. Very enjoyable. Rob4580
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Jump to new posts Re: Games Non Can Play - sans Misha by Rob4580 @ Today at 03:30 AM

That intro got my attention right off. Reminds of something from the eighties may be a touch of "Split Endz". Has a real spooky feel but in a good way. Well crafted lyrics and a great mix. Morse code at the end was a nice touch. Well done to all. Rob4580
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Wow, what an amazingly powerful voice. Richness, quality, perfection, dynamic range, and variation (the unexpected gospel delivery). This surely has to match the best from Whitney and others. Michael had no choice but to be absolutely impressed. What a sensational arrangement. Excellent, truly excellent !!!
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Jump to new posts Re: Paternity leave by musiclover @ Today at 12:59 AM

Many Congrats, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEJKLEF1HSg
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Jump to new posts Re: The Lairs Of Lonely Souls by rayc @ Today at 12:52 AM

Wow, this slid to page two of the forum in half a day - things are happening too fast on page one & there's a bit over blanket bombing with that too. Found this anyway. The spoons didn't actually seem to fit with the style of the melody - it seems like it forces a happy major key impression when the theme and melody are sadder. The double tracked vocals worked well. Good effort.
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Jump to new posts Re: DRIVE TIME - guitar instrumental by rayc @ Today at 12:45 AM

I really like my ACtone pedal. I don't use it ofetn and almost always DI when I do but it has THAT sound. Ancient Alesis - I have an ancient Alesisi Reverb III - it has 3 decent settings! Interesting use of the pitch pedal - is that clean & wet at equal measure? This is all about standing in the sun & seeing the Shadows.
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Seems like fun though the bottom end is a bit thin. Who or what does what?
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RX7 - expensive tools. The vocals sound as they're in a different room to the music - the backing vocals emphasize this too. You could try throwing a reverb across the whole mix that is close to the effect the vocal seems to sit in - it would sound quite 60s as well as suitably spacey. Very energetic song, melody & mix.
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Jump to new posts Re: Happy Birthday (Baby Jesus) by rayc @ Today at 12:27 AM

The backing seems pretty tidy though there's a lot of string noise in RealTrack 2552. The stereo image is good too. I mentioned my concerns regarding your vocal tracks so won't go into them again. Lyrically I'm confused about a song addressed to new born that is believed, generally, to have become an adult. I don't understand the many positions on trinity, monotheism etc. and this one made me even more lost.
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Jump to new posts Re: Show the chord changes done by Natural Arrangement by balbuena @ Yesterday at 11:44 PM

that would be great ++1
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Jump to new posts Re: usertracks by Pipeline @ Yesterday at 11:44 PM

+1 Support for usertracks died off some time ago, there was so much potential there but ?? You can make up any usertrack up you like in ReaTrak then import into Biab or RealBand. ReaTrak will give you a lot more control as well as Holds n Shots.
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Jump to new posts Re: Please fix copy/paste in BIAB by balbuena @ Yesterday at 11:41 PM

+++1
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I'm not sure the new versions are improvements on the old. It's not like they needed fixing or anything. In the new version it feels like everything has been turned up in the mix. There's certainly a lot less dynamic range. The vocal feels like it's been hyped in the high end, which sounds more modern, but makes it a bit less integrated into the mix. On "Superstar" the final choruses lose a bit of their punch because there's less contrast with the verse, and louder hi-hat and bass
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Jump to new posts Re: Not Today, Blues by Crossroads @ Yesterday at 10:17 PM

Jim, this reminds me of something I heard way back in the 80s, when Bill Maher told Jay Leno on the Tonight Shos that he had developped a new musical fusion style, combining Country and Rap. And he had named that style, too: Crap LOL Greetings, Stefan
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I found another inconsistency in the on-screen Hints: Specifically, the Generate and Play hint states that if you don't want to generate, press Play instead (figure 1). But pressing Play will generate if (for reasons unknown to us) the program believes that a generation is necessary (figure 2).
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Jump to new posts Biab Live Chord Input by Pipeline @ Yesterday at 09:48 PM

With Biab you have midi chord input detection that works good ! You have a Conductor window that pretty well lets you control anything from the midi keyboard, what you can't you can use these tools to send keystrokes from your midi keyboard: For Win MIDI2Key http://75r.de/software/?lang=en MIDI Hotkey Portable http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Audio/MIDI-Hotkey-Portable.shtml For Mac midiStroke http://charlie-roberts.com/midiStroke/ I haven't tried Conductor for ages s
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Jump to new posts Re: What causes this static noise?? - SOLVED, sort-of by Larry Kehl @ Yesterday at 07:19 PM

Copy and yes MAKE SOME MUSIC (actually make another CD and let us know when it's ready). Larry
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Jump to new posts Re: USB Difficulties With My Amp and BiaB by Jim Fogle @ Yesterday at 06:51 PM

+++ HERE +++ is a utility application that lists all USB devices that are, or have been, connected to your computer. Try removing all the devices you no longer use or rarely use. Also remove the amp. The next time you connect the amp Windows will perform a clean install.
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Jump to new posts Re: Good Laugh - Funny Story before playing big hit live. by Jim Fogle @ Yesterday at 06:24 PM

Why does it make sense a great song writer can also be a good story teller? Sundance, thanks for sharing the video. With jokes like that he can give Jeff Foxworthy a run for his money. Well, maybe I'm stretching it just a little bit there.
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Welcome back David, You've been missed!
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Jump to new posts Re: New thinking on Defrag of an SSD drive by Matt Finley @ Yesterday at 05:31 PM

That's fair and sensible. I did say to use it at your own risk. Or maybe I should better say, wait for more feedback on this. I just found it interesting.
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Jump to new posts Re: I Live For The Weekend (featuring Janice on vocals) by Torrey Bliss @ Yesterday at 02:59 PM

Loved that intro Peter! Janice's vocal is in top form here! That vibrato sound really makes this one shine! The guitar solo was perfect! Thanks, Torrey.
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Jump to new posts Re: Just Another Thing by Torrey Bliss @ Yesterday at 02:54 PM

Love that arrangement Alan! You know how to arrange with the best of them! I appreciate your work! Thanks, Torrey.
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Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 314 Update Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac users!!! A new free patch update is available, and can be downloaded here!

Summary of Changes for build 314:
Fixed: Video RealTracks would fail to render if using macOS Catalina.
Fixed: Command+Return should be the hot-key for Options | MIDI Patch Maps, etc. | Insert current MIDI chord.
Fixed: Window | Audio Chord Wizard menu item should say "Audio Chord Wizard (Legacy Standalone)", and should not be available for macOS Catalina 10.15 or higher.
Improved: Auditioning styles, RealTracks, and RealDrums will start demo playback faster for online demos.
Improved: Help video button added to the Audio Chord Wizard toolbar in the Audio Edit window.
Fixed: In the Audio Chord Wizard toolbar, the "Auto Marking" and "Auto Analysis" checkboxes did not update after undoing.
Fixed: Clicking the [Analyze] button in the Audio Chord Wizard toolbar should warn the user if no bar lines are set.
Fixed: Launching he Audio Chord Wizard causes button hints to not show in the Audio Edit window, and it is not possible to return to the chord sheet.
Fixed: When using the Audio Chord Wizard, sometimes the hour-glass mouse cursor does not go away after analyzing chords.
Fixed: Double-clicking on a song file in the Finder to open it while Band-in-a-Box is running might cause a "Save before closing?" dialog to get stuck behind the main window.

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Happy National Saxophone Day!

Today's the day we say "Happy Birthday" to Adolphe Sax, the creator of the Saxophone!
(Adolphe was born November 6, 1814 - 32 years later he patended his saxophone creation!)

We have 35 different RealTracks Sets available for Band-in-a-Box® that include Saxophone RealTracks !

RealTracks Set 304: Blues Shuffle Horn Section
RealTracks Set 294: Big Band "Crooner Shout" Soloist!
RealTracks Set 266: Jazz & Funk Potpourri
RealTracks Set 265: Crooner Ballad Big Band!
RealTracks Set 264: Crooner Bossa Big Band!
RealTracks Set 244: Jazz Background Horns with Jack Stafford
RealTracks Set 236: Cocktail Jazz Horns!
RealTracks Set 220: Flute and Saxes with Jack Stafford
RealTracks Set 217: Jazz Pollwinners 8 – Jazz Waltz Sax Solos
RealTracks Set 216: Jazz Pollwinners 7 – Swingin' Sax & Guitar Soloing
RealTracks Set 215: Jazz Pollwinners 6 – Sax & Guitar Soloing, Ballads & Bossas
RealTracks Set 209: Rockin' Blues Baritone Sax with Gary Smulyan
RealTracks Set 207: Funky Horns
RealTracks Set 194: Jazz Pollwinners 1: Great Saxes: Phil Woods & Gary
RealTracks Set 189: Blues Baritone Sax with Gary Smulyan
RealTracks Set 188: Slow Background Pop Horn Section
RealTracks Set 183: Country Soloists: Sax and More!
RealTracks Set 176: R&B Horns
RealTracks Set 175: Texas Blues-Rock: Smokin' Blues Sax
RealTracks Set 160: Jazz-Funk Movin'
RealTracks Set 145: Jazz-Funk Breezy
RealTracks Set 127: Groovin' Jazz Funk
RealTracks Set 91: Smooth Jazz - Sax Soloing
RealTracks Set 58: Jazz and Pop Waltzes
RealTracks Set 57: Jazz Swing, Laid Back
RealTracks Set 55: Fast Bebop Jazz
RealTracks Set 54: Slow Jazz Ballad
RealTracks Set 52: Fast Samba
RealTracks Set 51: Slow Bossas and More
RealTracks Set 32: Blues
RealTracks Set 19: Jazz Ballad
RealTracks Set 17: Bossa
RealTracks Set 15: Mainstream Swing
RealTracks Set 13: Older Jazz Swing Soloists
RealTracks Set 7: Acoustic Jazz Bass and Rock Sax

Which one is your favorite?

Check our our Saxophonist programs for Windows:
The Jazz Saxophonist
The Rock Saxophonist

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Special Ends October 31st

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