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#309685 - 09/08/15 09:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard!
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Have you created a MIDI file in Band-in-a-Box that you'd like to turn in to a Style? With the Style Wizard in Band-in-a-Box for Windows, you can!

The Style Wizard allows you to quickly make your own simple or advanced styles from a standard MIDI file - without requiring any knowledge of the StyleMaker! Novice users will appreciate the automated option that "does everything" to make the style while advanced users will appreciate the custom options to control which bars from the MIDI file are included in the style, how many pattern variations, and more.

Watch the support video here: youtu.be/3TkfXtYYsgU

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#309687 - 09/08/15 10:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Interesting, thanks for the video tip.

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#309710 - 09/08/15 03:08 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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The MIDI Style Maker and Style Wizard are where the sorcery of BIAB resided before the advent of Real Tracks. They're still there, and they're just as powerful as they ever were. For those who work primarily in MIDI, as I do, this is a Big Deal.

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#459743 - 03/01/18 04:19 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Great, thank you!
And for a bass line or a phrase?
Is it possible to create for example a bar with some bass notes in C and expect Biab to transpose them when you change chord or key and integrate them as a custom bass midi?

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#459872 - 03/01/18 04:55 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Looks interesting. Especially for creating very simple contemporary patterns for bass, keyboards etc. Can you easily mix these midi styles with Realtracks? I guess so, as some BIAB styles are mixed midi and Realtracks.


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#459963 - 03/02/18 08:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Quote:
Can you easily mix these midi styles with Realtracks?


The MIDI style you create functions just like any MIDI style provided by PGMusic. So you can overlay RealTracks on various tracks, or you can select a specific track from the MIDI style to overly a completely different style. All the style rules apply, whether you create it or PGMusic creates it.
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#460061 - 03/02/18 06:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I was heavy into making pure piano music last year. There was not much pure piano styles to find, so I decided to explore the style maker to make my own, or transform any other midi style to pure piano styles. And then suddenly I had a pile of styles to chose from. It's SO easy to make any style to pure piano styles. IN this way I was able to create a lot of piano songs, without even know how to play good piano my self....;) The styles, combined, especially with the soloist, created some, in my ear, stunning piano pieces... Especially in the classical styles and jazz styles.
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#460859 - 03/06/18 10:59 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard! [Re: Ryszard]
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Hello. I have a midi file with over 124 bars. How can I figure out how to make the A subset and B subset? I tried to set them based on the verse (a subset) and the chorus (b subset) at the correct bar start but it is not working. Also my drums are not correct either. They go from the verse bar back to the chorus bar track and sound off. I checked out a lot of YouTube tutorials and read the help manual but am still confused. I appreciate your help as I need this for a college project. Thank you smile

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#460866 - 03/06/18 11:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Make your own MIDI Style in Band-in-a-Box with the Style Wizard! [Re: beat box boy]
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The Style Wizard in Band-in-a-Box for Windows is really a GREAT feature.

So, each user can make its own MIDI styles, especially for styles that PG Music don't offer.

I've done dozens and dozens of user MIDI styles/Multistyles and all works fine (styles and stylepicker).

Using pro MIDI files and a good sound expander, you can approach the result of RealTracks. You can also record in live your patterns.

The advantage is after hearing the style in different song situations, you can tweak it (by editing notes, velocity, expression, fills, patterns for a specific chord, specific bass patterns,...). So, the style becomes better and better and it fits our own music ideas.
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Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

There are Notation Enhancements in the NEW Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! These include:
•A new button in the Print Options dialog which lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the chord sheet.
•A new track type (Drums) is now available for The Melody and Soloist tracks.
•Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. (Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on The line.)
•Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location. Previously, it played the song from the beginning of the current bar.
•Holding down the [Ctrl] key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
•In The Notation Windows Options dialog, The clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
•Pressing The space bar plays the song from the current time location, not the current bar.
•The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
•The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
•There's a keystroke entry notation mode - the 'N' mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
•You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When The dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current Notation track.
•You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.

We talk about these new features within our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content! video:
25:45 - New Features: Easy Entering of Notation with the 'N' Key
36:48 - Change Beat Resolution From the Right-Click Menu
37:15 - Easier Entry of Notes on Lines
37:42 - Asterisk to Indicate Middle C on & Spin Controls
37:53 - Force Accidental from the Right-Click Menu
38:01 - Edit Any Track in the Event List
38:09 - Keystroke Note Entry Mode 'N' for Faster Note Entry
38:28 - Print Chords Only Fake Sheet
38:32 - More Control of Notation Size

Rather read about it?
-Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual
-New Feature Summary - Notation Enhancements

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.

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