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#479285 - 06/25/18 11:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Video - Custom Directory Setup: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac®
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Callie - PG Music Offline
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If you're interested in setting up custom RealTracks &RealDrums directories for Band-in-a-Box®, make sure you watch this quick tutorial video!

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#479350 - 06/25/18 09:43 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Video - Custom Directory Setup: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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So close...

This should be part two of a longer video showing how to install BIAB, then move the Real Tracks and Drums to another drive first.

I can't be the only one who, when shipped the program on the hard disk, install the 21G, then move the RT & Drums to a fast SSD rather than keep them on a mechanical HHD. In the case of the Audiophile version, the HHD now serves as a backup since the uncompressed files are not available for download.

Yes, one can watch all the videos and figure this out but the instructions are not laid out in one place. Surprisingly easy to do; confusing after you read the instructions.

Step one — Run the Installer, as explained in the Option 2 video up to the 6:00 minute mark
Installation Videos

Step two — Go the the USB hard drive /Applications/Band-in-a-Box and select the Real Tracks and/or Drums folder(s). Copy these to your preferred drive. The Drums folder is just under 68G while the Real Tracks folder is 1.22T so plan to have most of a 2T drive available with the Audiophile version. Once you've copied (takes 4 hours over USB 2 on my Mac), you can go to

Step three — Either restart the Option 2 Video from the 6 min mark or watch the video in the previous post.

You're done.
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#479352 - 06/25/18 10:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Video - Custom Directory Setup: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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To answer the question, Why (other than the backup)?


2009 27" iMacs have 2 SATA busses including the CD drive (that is slower than an inexpensive USB external); the 2010 & 2011 have three SATA busses with one unused. The 2011 also has Thunderbolt. None of those has USB 3 (introduced on the 2012 and up).

With 2T SSDs being readily available under $300 and these being easy to upgrade*, putting two 2T SSDs inside any 2009–2010 iMac makes a lot of sense. Added benefit, you get rid of the additional HHD heat source inside what is already an oven. With the 2011, you can throw a pair inside or stick the other in a Thunderbolt dock.

Having the Audiophile version, I still prefer having the original hard drive from PGMusic as a backup.

If I had the Ultra Pack, it wouldn't be as important since I could download everything in the event I had a drive failure. Since everything is 120G, I'd just install it on my boot drive—but that's me and I am not you.

*Yes, Really. I can install a pair of SSDs into any of these one-handed (with my disability, that's my only choice).
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#480754 - 07/06/18 08:46 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Video - Custom Directory Setup: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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PeterP Offline
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I copied everything form the drums folder to a new drums folder on an external drive. Then followed the instructions on the video, but I get an error message that the mv4 file is not in the same directory as the txt file?

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#480788 - 07/06/18 01:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Video - Custom Directory Setup: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Kent - PG Music Offline
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Hi Peter,

What exactly were you doing when that message appeared? Please be as detailed as possible.

Also, what were the exact words of that error message?

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Kent
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PG Music News
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.

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

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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.

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