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#453348 - 01/24/18 07:37 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Improving the use of horn styles (in jazz and Bossa Nova)
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1) When using one of the many styles with horns, I usually listen the various versions and then pick the one I like best and then freeze it.

Then I make a copy of the lead melody lineto be played by e.g. the MIDI flute on the soloist track.

This makes the tune sound like a real arrangement!

The copying of the upper note of the horns, obliges me to sometimes have to reduce the copied part to just the lead line, which is hard work!!!

Suggest there should be made a “copy option” to be able to copy just the lead of the whole horn section, to the soloist track.

2) Also to make a real professional sounding arrangement, it should be possible to copy the horns from the first to last chorus, so these would be similar (except for the ending of course).

Tonnie

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#453391 - 01/24/18 11:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Improving the use of horn styles (in jazz and Bossa Nova) [Re: tonnie]
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If you're using RealTracks, then this would be somewhat difficult, as these are actual audio recordings. Each instrument is not recorded on separate tracks. They are pre-mixed. Or perhaps I didn't follow correctly.
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