You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#451905 - 01/17/18 08:28 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Amplitube presets
Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Columbia, SC
DLieser Offline
Newbie

Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Columbia, SC
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the BIAB 2018 Amplitube presets. I am using BIAB 2018 build 509 Ultrapak. When loading an 'Amplitube style" I get an error which indicates that BIAB is looking in 'C:\bb\DX Settings' for the preset file. The presets as ".tgs" files are placed by default by the BIAB installation in the 'C:\bb\DX Settings\Amplitube' folder. I found reference to this same issue in BIAB 2017 messages on these forums and apparently this has not been corrected in BIAB 2018 - it still looks in the wrong folder for these presets.

I copied all of the ".tgs" files into the 'C:\bb\DX Settings' folder as a workaround and now these presets are found if I "Load group" in the FX dialog (although this makes a mess of the 'C:\bb\DX Settings' folder with the Hi-Q instruments ".tgs" files also located there).

Previous versions of BIAB installed ".at3p" native Amplitube presets in the 'C:\user\{username}\Documents\IK Multimedia\Amplitube 3\Presets' folder which allowed selecting various presets within the Amplitube VST to audition sounds. A search of my C: drive finds no ".at3p" files at all - presumably these are no longer included with the BIAB installation.

Can anyone confirm that this is the case in the BIAB 2018 installation or is there something I didn't do correctly when installing the update. The BIAB 2018 manual has very limited information on the DI instruments and Amplitube feature. The new Amplitube presets are touted in the BIAB 2018 "New Features" advertising but seems it would not work at all in a default installation of the software.

Thanks,
Dan

Top
#451968 - 01/18/18 08:48 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Amplitube presets [Re: DLieser]
Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 4324
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Jim Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 4324
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Hi Dan,

First of all, welcome to the forum.

I'm sure someone can try and duplicate what you've stated but it will be a lot easier if everyone is using the same style. Will you please give the the name of an example style?
_________________________
Jim Fogle
2019 BiaB (605) UltraPlusPak RB 2019 (Build 2)
Cakewalk by Bandlab - Sonar Home Studio - Cakewalk Music Creator 6 - Audacity - Zoom MRS-8 recorder
i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB SSD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

Top
#452017 - 01/18/18 10:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Amplitube presets [Re: DLieser]
Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 2152
Loc: New Mexico
Larry Kehl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 2152
Loc: New Mexico
I'm sure you do not want you want to hear this but no issues here

when I load the demo song for a style like _MDDYAMP.sty , and I tried a few others at random,
I can go to guitar 3 open the plugins pulldown and click on "load Group" it points to the the

"drive:\bb\DX Settings" in my case that's D:\Music\bb\DX settings" (non-standard install, even 100% of my IK stuff is all installed on my D drive)


I will admit I if I want to load a DIFFERENT Amplitube BIAB preset I MUST manually scroll the list in "...\DX settings" until it finds the "\Amplitube" FOLDER (manual search first time only for that BIAB session)

All the BIAB presets for AT3 are there. However, there are no IK factory or OTHER IK developed or user Amplitube presets there for that I have to load them from within the AMPLITUBE VSTi itself

Good Luck
Larry

PS to my annoyance BIAB 2018 DID install AT3P's on my C drive. I have since MOVED them to my D drive, I was sure I told BIAB to NOT INSTALL these! Glad you brought it up or I would have missed these on my C drive (LOL).

While I have relatively large boot drives, 2TB's, I still have to watch the space because of other software that eats up that space. That's why, at least for my desktop PC it still does not have SDD's. 2TB SDD's are not cheap (and they are relatively NEW to market) and I'd need three of them so these little "tiny" in significant files HURT.






Edited by Larry Kehl (01/18/18 10:52 AM)
_________________________
Win10Pro64,i78086K,32GB,2TBSSD+20TB HDDs,1080TI,Scarlett18i8,MIDI4x4,Montage7,Fusion 8HD,QS8,GR-50,Integra7,XV5080,Fantom-XR,QSR,SC-8850,SPLAT,FL20, SO3,MC8,AD2,ST3,Kontakt5,Amptube4,etc.. but I'm really a guitar player;AXE FX III+++

Top
#452031 - 01/18/18 11:46 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Amplitube presets [Re: Jim Fogle]
Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Columbia, SC
DLieser Offline
Newbie

Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Columbia, SC
Thanks Jim and Larry for your input,

Using the example from Larry's post, let's say I select the _MDDYAMP style which has the Amplitube VST on Guitar 3 using a preset called "Falling Balloon". In my default installation if I selected this style in the Stylepicker and clicked OK, BIAB would throw a yellow box up indicating it could not find the preset in folder "C:\bb\dx settings". BIAB 2018 installer installed the ".tgs" group settings presets in a subfolder of "C:\bb\dx settings" named "Amplitube". If I copy all of the presets in this Amplitube folder up to the parent folder "C:\bb\dx settings" where BIAB is looking, it finds the presets and doesn't produce the error message - but that is a workaround, not how it is supposed to work.

The other issue I have is that BIAB installation did not load ".at3p" preset files as it has in past versions. These are native Amplitube presets for all of the BIAB presets. This allows access to the BIAB presets if I run Amplitube in standalone mode as opposed to running it as a VST plugin within BIAB. Larry indicates that he has "at3p" files which tells me I may not have installed everything correctly. I have found the ".at3p" preset files on a backup from a previous BIAB version and copied them to the correct folder, but it doesn't include the new presets included in BIAB 2018. Are the ".at3p" preset files for the new BIAB 2018 presets included in the 2018 installation?

Thanks,
Dan

Top
#452052 - 01/18/18 01:25 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Amplitube presets [Re: DLieser]
Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 2152
Loc: New Mexico
Larry Kehl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 2152
Loc: New Mexico
Are you SURE when you installed BIAB that you selected to install the presets? It's a check box item during install. just an FYI if you have the USB external HDD the standalone amplitube installer is

drive:\PGMusic\Installers\ikmultimedia_amplitube_3.11.2.exe

but it won't install the BIAB presets (I don't think) that is part of the BIAB_realband installer

you can always re-run the installer (AS ADMIN) then the latest updates - unless you made unusual changes to configs, and folders etc. that should not hurt anything. and make sure you check the "install BIAB Amplitube presets" (or whatever its called)

good luck

Larry
_________________________
Win10Pro64,i78086K,32GB,2TBSSD+20TB HDDs,1080TI,Scarlett18i8,MIDI4x4,Montage7,Fusion 8HD,QS8,GR-50,Integra7,XV5080,Fantom-XR,QSR,SC-8850,SPLAT,FL20, SO3,MC8,AD2,ST3,Kontakt5,Amptube4,etc.. but I'm really a guitar player;AXE FX III+++

Top
#452059 - 01/18/18 01:45 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Amplitube presets [Re: Larry Kehl]
Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Columbia, SC
DLieser Offline
Newbie

Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Columbia, SC
Larry,

Yes, in fact I checked the installation files and the new Amplitube presets are installed as part of the BIAB 2018 Free Bonus PAK (2018_0pak.exe). I reinstalled just the "Amplitube presets and styles" from this installation file and still no ".at3p" presets are installed.

Maybe someone from PG music can shed some light on this, or I'll contact support.

Thanks for your efforts/suggestions,

Dan

Top
#452298 - 01/19/18 06:53 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Amplitube presets [Re: DLieser]
Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 4324
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Jim Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 4324
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Dan,

I've sent you a private message, Please click on the flashing mail envelope beside the My Stuff header at the top of each web page.
_________________________
Jim Fogle
2019 BiaB (605) UltraPlusPak RB 2019 (Build 2)
Cakewalk by Bandlab - Sonar Home Studio - Cakewalk Music Creator 6 - Audacity - Zoom MRS-8 recorder
i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB SSD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

Top


PG Music News
The New Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows SongPicker!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019, the SongPicker has been redesigned!
-The completely redesigned window shows information for up to 50,000 songs.
-The song list build is much faster. Approximately 150 songs get added per second.
-A progress bar will appear if the song list build takes longer than 3 seconds.
-You can see the chord progression for the selected song in the list. You can copy and paste it to a text file.
-Many filters are available. You can filter the list by subfolders, genre, feel, time signature, style, songs with melody, soloist, lyrics, key signature, tempo range, and the year of file dates.
-You can search songs that have similar chord progressions and/or melody fragments.
-Hotkey! ss+enter opens the SongPicker, ss2+enter opens the Recently Played Songs, etc.

Learn more about the updates with our New Features Video - we've made it easy to find the section you'll need:
2:55 - New Feature: Redesigned SongPicker
21:58 - New Features: SongPicker Enhancements
41:10 - Now Over 10,600 Titles in SongPicker

You can also read all about the new SongPicker within our Online Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual.

RealBand 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest RealBand 2019 for Windows program manuals!

RealBand 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
RealBand 2019 for Windows New Features Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download

RealBand 2019 is included in every purchase of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows program manuals!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade Manual: Online Manual | PDF Download

Don't forget.... We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Speed Thrills!

We're excited to say that all Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows UltraPAK and UltraPAK+ orders now ship on a USB 3.0 hard drive!

What does this mean? Faster hard drive transfer rates will enhance the program operations (faster time to generate tracks, reduced audio artifacts) and offer faster transfer speeds (typically up to 3x faster)!

It's a great time to order your UltraPAK or UltraPAK+ Upgrade... they're ON SALE until December 31st!

Video: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® New Features!

Our "Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content!" video is now ready! Get to know all about the newest features in Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Click here to watch...

We have listed a table of contents for this video, you'll see it within the YouTube video description, or by visiting this forum post.

RealBand 2019 - A New Look!

Have you opened up your RealBand 2019 yet? You may notice that we've given it a fresh new look! In fact, there are now 3 different looks to RealBand.

See for yourself! Within the program, visit Options | Icon Set and choose from: Classic, Modern 1, or Modern 2.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit

We heard you! With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows we've included the BRAND NEW 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, which works well with the latest plugins and 64-bit OS features! Because not everyone has a 64-bit computer, we include both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions with your purchase - you choose which one to use!

By default, when you install your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows the 32-bit version will run.

The steps to run the 64-bit version are simple! Just head to your "bb" folder and choose the "bbw64" icon - you'll notice that the Band-in-a-Box® "splash screen" will state "64-bit" as the program opens.
(and if you open the 32-bit version, the "splash screen" will state "32-bit")

Still not certain which version you're running? Within the program, go to Help | About Band-in-a-Box - it'll either state:

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2019 (604)
<--- the number in brackets is the build number - this will change as new patch updates are released
64 bit application

or:

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2019 (604)
<--- the number in brackets is the build number - this will change as new patch updates are released
32 bit application

We hope everyone who can is enjoying their Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit version for Windows!

Forum Stats
28436 Members
58 Forums
55248 Topics
460149 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
wetzelbuddyspear, Coskun, sbroach, GEORGES SCHIRO, Yellowkey

28435 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Matt Finley 362
Pipeline 328
jford 252
Noel96 247
VideoTrack 226
PeterGannon 196
Al-David 160
fiddler2007 126
Jim Fogle 119
dcuny 116
Today's Birthdays
cvs287