First I write the song in BiaB. I start with an all-MIDI style. no RTs. I make sure the intro, verses chorus, ending etc are all the way I want. Then I go to Real Band to record vocals and add more instruments as RTs. Vocals usually get a little reverb and compression.
Lately I have not generated RTs in Real Band much. It does not seem to get the endings right. If I feel the need to add another instrument, I go back to BiaB to generate it, then port it over to RBand. I find if I render the RT to the desktop and then import from the desktop to RBand, I get fewer mistakes. Sounds like an extra step, but its really no trouble.
I usually lose track of which RTracks I finally decide on. I really should keep better notes.
I am finding that Real Drums port over from BiaB to RBand at very low levels. I generally have to add 6dB of gain to the Real Drums once they get over to RBand. Am I doing something wrong here?