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#130188 - 10/26/11 06:54 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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Once you get used to it, it is natural. But first attempt you gotta just trust it and try it.
If the selected track is stereo the following tracks (rest of the inputs) will be stereo also. If the selected track is mono you'll get all mono.
If you want to change them, the Track menu allows splitting stereo tracks or combining mono tracks.

I like working with mono myself (using two tracks for a stereo signal), but you do have the option. I figure if you can have total control of the panning, and also the volume, it makes things easier to position in the mix. Others here differ from that point of view, so take that with a grain of salt I guess.
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#130189 - 10/26/11 10:01 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Robh]
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Robh - Thanks much for the good words on the Tascam. I have decided to pass even though it's just a hobby for me and the deal seems just amazing. I have heard that the build is light and that drivers for Windows 7 64-bit may work although there are mixed results. An email to Tascam hasn't been answered in 3 days. Perhaps I'm just better off spending an extra $90 and getting something that I know will work and that I'll be happy with, end of story.

I can't wait to finally get to work but I have so much to learn about BIAB alone, let alone Reaper and potentially another DAW. Trying to decided if Cubase 6 or Presonus Studio One V2 will provide an superior set of built in extra tools and solid workflow. I do know that Cubase comes with the ability to print out scores with lyric sheets, including chord charts. BIAB has something basic, which is nice to have in a pinch.

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#130190 - 10/26/11 10:04 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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Beag, i did buy the 800, it was a stupid deal of the day for $99 i have XP and the drivers are great. I have my TC Helicon attached to the Digital ins and that gives me 6 more so far all work great.
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#130191 - 10/27/11 12:14 AM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Robh]
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Word to the wise, don't just load up on DAWs, If you already have BiaB, and RB, learn them, push them, create with them. When they Actually reach a limit look for other tools to fill needs.

I own, Reaper, Sonar, MC5, Multitrackstudio, RB, Powertracks, and BiaB, guess what i can get the same results with all of them. You can spend a fortune buying gear, and software, all of which seems to be obsolete in 6 months.

Settle in on a solid interface and run with it. I used a Delta 24/96 PCI card for the last 10 years. It still works great. I only bought eh Tascam for the ability to have a couple friends over and all track to separate tracks.

It is so easy to get caught up in the forum chatter about which DAW is missing which features, and what works better, different, good, bad, and whatever on each and every package out there. Bottom line is that it is not the tools that make the project it is the carpenter.
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#130192 - 10/27/11 02:49 AM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Robh]
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Unfortunately I had to sell the Delta because of my new motherboard and it left me in this quandary. By tomorrow I'll know what I'm going to use as I may have Cubase 6. If I had bought the Presonus interface it would be a shame not to have gotten Studio One for $200. Reaper was a no brainer for $60. I also own an old version of Reason but I'm not upgrading that for $200.

The bottom line is that most of these DAWS (not reaper) come with a few added tools that I really like, mostly with regard to vocal processing. I'm looking forward to figuring this out this week so I can just get to work on my DAW of choice along with BIAB.

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#130193 - 10/28/11 06:16 AM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: Beagle]
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Hi all, I just wanted to chime in and say I've had very good luck with the Tascam us800. They are VERY nice for the price (got a very good deal on them) Did have a slight problem with the drivers at first, just on one of my Vista machines, but tech support cleared that up pretty easily. (I would have to unplug and the plug the unit back in each time i fired up that pc in order for it to be recognized.) I've pushed them pretty hard both in the studio and live and the've held up without problems so far, expecially since in my live situation I'm pushing RB and Guitar rig 4 and vocals through it, on top of also using the MIDI ports. I appreciate this discussion on the channel setup as out of the box it is a bit confusing at first.

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#130194 - 10/28/11 01:44 PM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: bob1474]
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I'm going to attach and on/off switch to the power cable so I can turn it on and off. i don't mind so much having to plug/unplug it, but it's hard to find the plug by feel on this unit. So I always have to pull it out and plug the cable in. With the on/off switch, I'll be able to leave it plugged in and just hit the switch to turn it on and off.

Otherwise, I'm happy with my unit, which I got with the $99 special from MF.
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#130195 - 10/29/11 03:02 AM [RealBand] Re: Okay so Tascam US 800 questions [Re: jford]
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I have mine attached to a power strip.
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With Band-in-a-Box®, Making Music Has Never Been Easier!


We came across this recent post, Music Making Software: Record, Edit, Create and Share Your Own Songs, which includes Band-in-a-Box® in their list of software you'll need to record and edit your own songs!

One of our favourite products, and one that doesn’t seem to come up much in discussions about music making software, is Band-In-A-Box from PG Music. This is probably the longest established and certainly one of the most popular music making software packages of all time. Already packed with features, the latest version has added functions that in our opinion make this an essential buy for musicians in any genre, for keyboard players, guitarists, singers, in fact any musician looking for an outstanding tool to make the most of their creative ideas.
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The Download Manager - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

The "Download Manager" within Band-in-a-Box® for Windows is a great tool to confirm or help with the installation of your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows program!

What does the Download Manager do?
Automatically installs Band-in-a-Box® content (RealTracks, RealDrums, etc.) in the background, so you don't have to sit there the whole time! It can also confirm that you've completely installed your purchase.

How do you use it?
Within the program, go to Help | Utilities | Run Download/Install Manager now. Using your activation code, the program will analyze the installation folders, and list anything that still needs to be downloaded and installed.

Learn more about the Download Manager with this tutorial, or check out the topic within the Online Manual.

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Online Manual - Chord List & Shortcuts

Visit the Chord List of our Online Manual, and you'll see all the chords that can be used within the program! The list includes a few Tricky Chords and Shortcut Chords that you may find useful too!

Tricky Chords:
C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

Shortcut Chords
If you enter a lot of songs, you will appreciate these shortcut keys.
J = Maj7
H = m7b5 (H stands for Half diminished)
D = dim
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There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

Video Request Answered - Creating Intros, Bridges, and Endings in Band-in-a-Box®

Check out the newest support video created by Kent that explains how to create intros, bridges, and endings in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to view...

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker Feature

If you have a folder of songs that you'd always like easy access to within Band-in-a-Box, make sure you familiarize yourself with The SongPicker feature, which access the folder that you choose and lock it to!

Access the SongPicker by clicking on the [Song] button next to the title of the song within the main screen of Band-in-a-Box. The first time the SongPicker is opened, you can choose the folder to use to create the list by selecting [Change] and navigating to your preferred directory. Once chosen, select [OK - Make Song List], and Band-in-a-Box does the rest... the next time you click on [Song], you'll be taken directly to your preferred folder!

Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

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Over 190 Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

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