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#356868 - 07/10/16 07:01 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Pick and Choose
Registered: 06/19/11
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Victoria Johnson Offline
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Registered: 06/19/11
Posts: 41
It would be nice if we could "make" our own super packs by choosing the RealTracks we want. I don't buy the packs because I only want maybe one out of the group. I don't use the midi ones at all.

I don't upgrade often because I need only a small % of BIAB to create new songs and work on my solos etc. I create backup files for playing dulcimer and fiddle.

Something created for the folk musician would make my day!

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#357018 - 07/11/16 06:31 PM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: Pick and Choose [Re: Victoria Johnson]
Registered: 08/20/11
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Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Jim Fogle Offline
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Registered: 08/20/11
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Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Hi Victoria,

I noticed that even though you have been a forum member since 2011 you do not often post so welcome!

Interesting thoughts. Several forum members have stated they use only midi styles and not RealTracks while other forum members state they use only RealTracks. I don't believe I have seen another member suggest offering individual RealTracks.

Some RealTracks have multiple variations. Normal and bluesy are two examples that come to mind. Sometimes you have the same theme (Rockabilly for example) with the same instruments or sounds spread over multiple tempos. What are your thoughts about how situations like that should be handled?
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#358662 - 07/27/16 08:03 AM [Other Programs Wishlist] Re: Pick and Choose [Re: Victoria Johnson]
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Posts: 825
Loc: St. Petersburg , FL
Island Soul Offline
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Loc: St. Petersburg , FL
Victoria, there is a style in BIAB called blank, that is both a swing style an even style. I use this a lot for times when, I want to create something close to the song I want to create a backing track for. Yes, ninety nine percent of the time, the styles work for me, but that one percent of the time when the song may be in same style but sort of in-between, I'll use the blank style and combine certain RTs. Also, I like to use the genetic RTs, the ones where it's just a guitar doing strumming patterns, the piano held where it holds chords based on the chord progression, and the guitar held which does the same as the piano held. Those work fine for me. Also after re-reading your post, check out the bluegrass and celtic styles. I recently started playing mandolin and a lot the songs written for mandolin, or feature it are usually in the celtic and bluegrass genre.
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Just Released: Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box for Windows!

164 amazing new RealStyles await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some great new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.

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Learn tips on the new version (2019) by visiting Help | Tip of the Day and placing a check mark next to "Only Show Tips for Version 2019" (you'll also need to select "Show Tips at Startup", if it's not already).

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Here's a few Tips the program informed me of the last time I opened Band-in-a-Box®:

In the Piano Roll window, the 'Ghost Note' function allows you to view a single-channel, and see notes on all other channels display in light grey. This is useful when working with multi-channel tracks.

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