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#365344 - 09/13/16 06:08 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] High level explanation of how realtracks get turned into backing track
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Could someone point me to an explanation of the technical process that allows realtracks to get used to make a backing track? From a high level I imagine a recording being made of a trumpet player, which is incorporated into a realtrack (whatever that means), then I type a page full of chords and select a style that has that trumpet player on it, and poof, I get a backing track that I can play along with. Is there an explanation somewhere of how this is done? It seems quite baffling how the transition is made from taking whatever the trumpet player originally played, and modifying it to fit my chord progression.
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#365345 - 09/13/16 06:16 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: High level explanation of how realtracks get turned into backing track [Re: MarkL]
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In your example:
The Trumpet Player records various parts using differing (defined) chords. These make the realtracks (RTs)

BiaB slices/dices these to match your chords (using audio transposition) from the markers available.
RTs are audio that get adjusted to fit your chords .. with some artificial intelligence to help.

That's as simple as I can try to explain it.



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#365364 - 09/13/16 07:39 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: High level explanation of how realtracks get turned into backing track [Re: rharv]
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Thanks rharv. Is it the AI that allows the transition from one measure/chord to the next? I can imagine using chord tone guidelines that make a nice transition across measures if I did it by hand, but a computer doing such a good job is pretty amazing.

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#365397 - 09/14/16 06:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: High level explanation of how realtracks get turned into backing track [Re: MarkL]
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If I'm correct, there is a video on how you can make UserTracks yourself. I believe the explanation would help in how RealTracks are made.

You can find info here:
http://www.pgmusic.com/videos.bbwin.htm

PS: I should clarify that it's a trade secret with PG, however the concept should help.

DE


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#365869 - 09/17/16 12:51 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: High level explanation of how realtracks get turned into backing track [Re: DEddy]
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Originally Posted By: DEddy

You can find info here:
http://www.pgmusic.com/videos.bbwin.htm
DE


thanks, that's interesting, I'm going to try that.

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