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#507101 - 12/06/18 07:43 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Keyboard shortcuts
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Are there keyboard shortcuts in Real Band? I looked for about 45 minutes through 75 years of forum posts (Really, set these up so 5 year old posts scroll off. Or improve the boolean search. Have you ever tried to search forums on the keyword "keyboard" or "shortcut" and see what you get? 200 posts that contain the word "keyboard" is like shooting darts in a hurricane and trying to his a triple 20.)

I have started working with virtual instruments a lot. The music keyboard is to the right of, and 90 degrees perpendicular to, my computer keyboard. In order from me to switch from track 1 to track 4, I have to reach over with my left hand (I am right handed like 90% of the world), scroll my mouse to track 4, and click. All while not missing a beat in the song. It would be great if alt-4 (or SOMETHING 4) changed to track 4. That may already exist but I couldn't find it in that PG version of "War and Peace" that the help files have become.

THIS is why I asked earlier about having some kind of MIDI thru emulation so I could set up a bank of say 8 virtual instruments on tracks 1 thru 8, and on MIDI channels 1 thru 8, then just changing channel on my controller. As it is now, I can set it up that way but can only play the selected track. I CAN use the TTS-1 synth and select my instruments, but there are way better sounds to be had by using dedicated plugins. I have an organ VST that just destroys anything in the Cakewalk TTS-1, for example.

I know that Real Band is not meant to be used in a "live" situation like that, but it would be nice if it could be. A dedicated VST for each sound - piano on 1, organ on 2, strings on 3, 12 string on 4, accordion on 5, male voices on 6, female voices on 7, distortion guitar on 8..... etc. I also know that I may be the only user you have that cares about this and I don't expect you to rewrite code just for me, so....

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#507168 - 12/06/18 11:00 AM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: Keyboard shortcuts [Re: eddie1261]
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Pipeline Offline
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You can create any hot keys and action you need with AutoHotKeys
the up/down cursor key will select any track, so with AHK you can get it to go to track 1 the send down 1 to go to track 2 down 2 to got to track 3 down 3 to go to track 4 set each track to it's own hot key.

You can also select a track with the up/down cursor keys, set this action using C0=up arrow D0=down arrow or C7=up arrow D7=down arrow on your music keyboard. MIDI Hotkey Portable http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Audio/MIDI-Hotkey-Portable.shtml


Function Keys & Hot Keys



The function keys provide quick access to some of RealBand's commands. The following is a list of each of the commands that you can access via the function keys. (Note: This isn’t a list of every shortcut in RealBand.)

F1
On-line Help

F2
Open a new Event List Window

ALT+F2
Open a new Notation window

SHIFT+F2
Open a new Big Lyrics Window

CTRL+F2
Open a new Audio Edit Window

CTRL+ALT+F2
Open new Lead Sheet Window

CTRL+ALT+P
Open a new Piano Roll Window

F3
Open file

F4
Save file

F5
Tempo

CTRL+F5
Preferences

F6
Go to Time

F7
From = Now

SHIFT+F7
Open Next File

SHIFT+CTRL+F7
Open Previous File

CTRL+F7
From = Value

ALT+ F7
Now = From

F8
Thru = Now

CTRL+ F8
Thru = Value

ALT+ F8
Now = Thru

SHIFT+ F8
Open Next File

SHIFT+CTRL+F8
Open Previous File

F9
Panic

F11
Run .DLL or .EXE

Shift+F11
Select .DLL or .EXE

Ctrl+1
Tracks Window

Ctrl+2
Bars Window

Ctrl+3
Chords window

Ctrl+4
Tempo Map

Ctrl+5
Comments

Ctrl+6
SysEx Window

Ctrl+7
Guitar Window

Ctrl+8
Mixer

Ctrl+9
Meter Map


Ctrl+M and Ctrl+U will let you mute/unmute a track in the Mixer and Bars windows.

[ and ] hotkeys change the tempo by 5.

Ctrl – (Ctrl Minus) changes playback speed to half speed

Ctrl = (Ctrl Equal sign) changes playback speed from half speed to full speed

P
Play

CTRL+P
Play from Start

R
Record

Ctrl+ R
Record from Start

S
Stop

W
Rewind




Edited by Pipeline (12/06/18 11:03 AM)
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#507185 - 12/06/18 12:09 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: Keyboard shortcuts [Re: Pipeline]
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eddie1261 Offline
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You rock, bro!!! Quick batch file and I am good to go!

THANK YOU!!!!!

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#526616 - 02/27/19 07:00 PM [RealBand Wishlist] Re: Keyboard shortcuts [Re: eddie1261]
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Kent - PG Music Offline
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Hi Eddie,

You can also find all the shortcuts in the PDF manual. Appendix B: Keystroke Commands is one of the last items in the table of contents, and is found on page 324.

Thanks
Kent
PG Music

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