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#471808 - 05/08/18 10:53 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Mixer-like Control within the StylePicker in Band-in-a-Box® 2018
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New with Band-in-a-Box® 2018.... Mixer-like control in the StylePicker that shows what tracks and instruments are used in the currently selected style in the list, and color-codes them according to the track types (example: Green for RealTracks).

Plus, if you choose the [..] to the right of the mixer track in the StylePicker window, you can assign a different instrument to that track! The full list of options within the [..] menu includes:
-Select RealTracks
-Select a UserTrack...
-Select a Loop...
-Choose RealDrums
-Select Guitar/Bass Amp Plugin...
-Select MIDI Instrument (patch)
-Select Custom MIDI Style for this track...
-Track Settings
-Track Actions

When you customize the track, an asterisk (*) will be added to that track name, and check-mark appears next to "Custom" showing that the style will be overridden with your choices/adjustments. You can also choose to [Clear] or [Saveas .STY] if you want to use this customized style for future projects.
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#472242 - 05/10/18 07:27 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Mixer-like Control within the StylePicker in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Pipeline added some useful tools for BIAB, with his Chord selector. However we might need another aid for those long and sometimes frustrating BIAB sessions, so i made one too: -F


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

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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.
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Shortcut Chords
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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!

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