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#362052 - 08/23/16 03:16 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info
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Tech S.O.S. - General tech help for computers or music equipment.

The purpose of this forum is for people to get assistance from the community for any computer related or music equipment tech question. Anything remotely tech or musical is fair game.
Examples:
- my guitar sound has a buzz when I plugin to my guitar
- which type of guitar strings are best for a telecaster?
- my iPhone won't charge -why?
- what's a good set of home speakers for a living room.
- should I buy an android or iPhone?
- what's a good entry level saxophone to buy?
- is a 4K TV worth it?

Note: This is an "Off-Topic" help forum. For assistance with Band-in-a-Box and other PG Music Products, you should post on the appropriate "PG Music Product" forum.
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#362078 - 08/23/16 07:49 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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OK, I can help with this kind of problem. Very interesting idea to give this subject its own forum.
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#362090 - 08/24/16 03:56 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Great idea Andrew, glad to lend a hand.
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#388142 - 01/03/17 10:44 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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How could I save the number of chorus of the song (that does'nt work as it goes with the others song paramaters (tempo, tonality, number of measures) ?

thanks fo your help (Nb : it's about BIAB 2016)
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#388145 - 01/03/17 11:25 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Welcome to the forum. I recommend you post this in the BIAB Product forum, about seven below this one. It will get attention there.

I'll make a comment anyway: The number of choruses defaults to 3. If you change that, it will get saved with the song; nothing special to do. Perhaps I'm not understanding your question, so best to post there. Thanks.
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#388156 - 01/03/17 11:55 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Matt Finley]
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... Thanks for your answer but that worked whith my previus version (BIAB 2010). It no more works since I use BIAB 2016. I just recover tonality and tempo re-opening the song. Re-opening the song change automatically the nb of chorus in '5'.
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#388167 - 01/03/17 12:42 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Ok. That behavior is not correct. The program has not changed in that way.

Do Options, Return to Factory Settings. Close BIAB. Reboot your PC and reload BIAB. Let me know if that works.
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#388890 - 01/07/17 10:16 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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I looked through the prior posts. I have 8 gigs of RAM. Wanting to know if more RAM
will help BIAB run faster. What is the maximum amount of RAM BIAB can address?
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#388899 - 01/07/17 10:31 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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BiaB is a 32 bit app, so about 4, I think..
You can use more for 64 bit plugins (VSTs and VSTi's) by using JBridge.

If you want to find posts on this subject search for Topics named '64 Bit' .. you'll find some.
Some of us find running the Realtracks and Realdrums from an SSD was the best speed improvement.
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#388915 - 01/07/17 11:29 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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The disk speed, especially with an SSD as Rharv said, made a huge improvement for me. But in my opinion the main determinant of BIAB speed is your single-core CPU speed.

RAM is not really a concern. JBridge allows a VSTi running in the 32-bit BIAB to run in more than 4 GB. BIAB itself doesn't appear to need more than the 3GB max available to programs in a 32-bit environment.
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#388919 - 01/07/17 11:37 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: derrtbull]
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derrtbull,

Welcome to the forum!
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#455664 - 02/04/18 04:52 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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I have a few questions that maybe some tecky computer savvy persons can answer. I really suck at technology.

I had 2017 BIAB Pro and Real Band. Now I purchased the 2018 Ultra Pak as a separate hard drive which is called my G Drive.

I had also just purchased the 4 Set of Xtra Paks and had installed them on my C drive with the 2017 BIAB (of course they didn't really work with the Pro version).

When I plug in the external hard drive I see the BIAB and Real Band, alot of other folders and one called bb.

I assume I will delete the old C:\bb the old BIAB and Real Band.

Then, do I install the 4 Set Xtra Paks to the G:\bb file on the external hard drive?

Will the new BIAB read my older SEQ files where I have created songs?

Finally, the instructions for the external hard drive says "To prevent corruption you should always drag the icon for the BIAB to the trashcan before you remove the external hard drive" Hmmm! not sure why?

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#455666 - 02/04/18 05:16 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Your last paragraph sounds like instructions for the Mac version, but since you have RealBand, you must have the Windows version. Mistake?

Whichever it is, you’ll have a harder time getting comments here. You should start a new thread in the appropriate BIAB Product forum.
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#485047 - 08/08/18 01:04 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Tech S.O.S. Question:

[ @Andrew PG Music - Hope this question falls in the realm of questions you expect to see. ]

I have Mac 2015 ,2016, 2017, 2018 Audiophile USB's. ( Mac Band for years prior were/are installed directly to an iMac . )

Do these USB's require or is it necessary to run a Mac commercial Utility programme to defrag or repair their directories ?

And if so, which commercial Utility is recommend ?
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#485050 - 08/08/18 01:20 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: New Forum - Tech S.O.S - Info [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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w, I suggest you create a new post in the BIAB for Mac forum.
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PG Music News
With Band-in-a-Box®, Making Music Has Never Been Easier!


We came across this recent post, Music Making Software: Record, Edit, Create and Share Your Own Songs, which includes Band-in-a-Box® in their list of software you'll need to record and edit your own songs!

One of our favourite products, and one that doesn’t seem to come up much in discussions about music making software, is Band-In-A-Box from PG Music. This is probably the longest established and certainly one of the most popular music making software packages of all time. Already packed with features, the latest version has added functions that in our opinion make this an essential buy for musicians in any genre, for keyboard players, guitarists, singers, in fact any musician looking for an outstanding tool to make the most of their creative ideas.
-www.musicrepo.com

The Download Manager - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

The "Download Manager" within Band-in-a-Box® for Windows is a great tool to confirm or help with the installation of your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows program!

What does the Download Manager do?
Automatically installs Band-in-a-Box® content (RealTracks, RealDrums, etc.) in the background, so you don't have to sit there the whole time! It can also confirm that you've completely installed your purchase.

How do you use it?
Within the program, go to Help | Utilities | Run Download/Install Manager now. Using your activation code, the program will analyze the installation folders, and list anything that still needs to be downloaded and installed.

Learn more about the Download Manager with this tutorial, or check out the topic within the Online Manual.

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Online Manual - Chord List & Shortcuts

Visit the Chord List of our Online Manual, and you'll see all the chords that can be used within the program! The list includes a few Tricky Chords and Shortcut Chords that you may find useful too!

Tricky Chords:
C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

Shortcut Chords
If you enter a lot of songs, you will appreciate these shortcut keys.
J = Maj7
H = m7b5 (H stands for Half diminished)
D = dim
S = 7sus

There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

Video Request Answered - Creating Intros, Bridges, and Endings in Band-in-a-Box®

Check out the newest support video created by Kent that explains how to create intros, bridges, and endings in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to view...

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker Feature

If you have a folder of songs that you'd always like easy access to within Band-in-a-Box, make sure you familiarize yourself with The SongPicker feature, which access the folder that you choose and lock it to!

Access the SongPicker by clicking on the [Song] button next to the title of the song within the main screen of Band-in-a-Box. The first time the SongPicker is opened, you can choose the folder to use to create the list by selecting [Change] and navigating to your preferred directory. Once chosen, select [OK - Make Song List], and Band-in-a-Box does the rest... the next time you click on [Song], you'll be taken directly to your preferred folder!

Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

Just Launched - The FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum!

If you have a question (or questions!) about Band-in-a-Box®, PowerTracks, RealBand®, or any other PG Music Inc. product - whether it be technical support or pre-sales, there's now an easy one-stop spot to find the answer - our FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum!

Don't want to read through the 600+ posts? Use the Search FAQ option, and you can choose your key search terms to locate the topic and answer you're looking for!

Common pre-sales questions about our products, ordering, and delivery:
Pre-Sales

Technical support & troubleshooting by product:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac
RealBand® for Windows
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Other Products

There's even a Request New FAQs forum, if you didn't see your question answered anywhere!

Over 190 Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

Today's the day we say "Happy Birthday" to Adolphe Sax, the creator of the Saxophone!
(Adolphe was born November 6, 1814 - 32 years later he patended his saxophone creation!)

We have more than 190 Saxophone RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box with the following RealTracks Sets - review the complete list here.

Check our our Saxophonist programs for Windows:
The Jazz Saxophonist
The Rock Saxophonist

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