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#533030 - 04/16/19 02:41 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 266 Update (April 15 2019)
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An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018

Download the Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 266 update

Summary of changes for Version 2018 Build 266 (April 16, 2019):

  • Fixed: Pressing play might freeze the program if your song has no RealDrums selected and includes style changes at any bar.
  • Fixed: The Audio Devices window might freeze if re-selecting the same audio device.
  • Improved: If using unusual audio device settings (eg. bluetooth headphones with a very low sample rate), a warning message will be shown that directs the user to the macOS Audio Device window to adjust their settings.
  • Fixed: The file open dialog for choosing a custom RealTracks folder would fail.




Summary of changes for Version 2018 Build 263 (July 20, 2018):

  • Fixed: Some AU plugins might cause a crash during playback.
  • Fixed: Playback might cause a crash after editing multi-drums.
  • Fixed: 'Multi' and 'Medley' RealTracks were not displaying proper track titles.
  • Fixed: Bar lines would not display properly in the Audio Edit window if launching through the menu item "Audio Chord Wizard (Audio Edit)".
  • Added: Support added for features that some newer styles will require.
  • Improved: XML improvements.
  • Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash or freeze when using adding UserTracks and pressing Play.
  • Fixed: The Preferences 2 dialog might not exit using [OK] without an 'A number is out of range' error message.
  • Fixed: The 'A number is out of range' error message should mention the number that the user entered for clarity.
  • Fixed: The Ghost button in the Piano Roll window could not be disabled.
  • Fixed: Audio harmonies would be generated with the wrong notes if selecting a range of audio in the middle of the track.
  • Added: Help Video button added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
  • Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
  • Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
  • Fixed: The Notation Window would not redraw properly after exiting the Import Chords dialog.
  • Added: Menu items added for opening an entire MIDI file.
  • Added: Menu items added for opening an entire Karaoke file.



Summary of changes for Version 2018 Build 258 (May 28, 2018):

This update adds new features, including a new Piano Roll window. The Piano Roll window is a major new feature that enables precise graphic editing of MIDI data including notes, velocity, controllers, program changes, channel aftertouch, and pitch bend. There is a video tutorial here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXuM5Y-O3xU

  • Added: The Piano Roll window has been added.
    This is a major new feature. The Piano Roll window enables precise graphic editing of MIDI data including notes, velocity, controllers, program changes, channel aftertouch, and pitch bend. There is a video tutorial here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXuM5Y-O3xU
  • Added: Transpose From To menu item added to Edit > Transpose.
  • Added: File > Open Special > Import MIDI file to interpret chords now also reads lyrics in.
  • Added: Melody > Edit Melody > Import MIDI file to melody now also reads lyrics in.
  • Fixed: Video rendering failed if using macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixed: The custom toolbar sometimes would be empty, and contain no buttons to customize.
  • Fixed: If editing a lyric in the edit lyrics event list, the lyric would become blank after editing the lyric.
  • Fixed: The font size of the lyrics big list box, and events big list box was changed after editing an individual lyric or event.
  • Fixed: The time field of either a note or lyric was getting messed up.
  • Fixed: Notation advancing and scroll-ahead issues (after measure 64).
  • Fixed: The floating mixer was not resizable if using macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixed: The StylePicker would not exit when pressing the Esc key.
  • Fixed: Import MIDI file dialog would start inside the Band-in-a-Box .app.
  • Fixed: Lyrics could not be be loaded from Karaoke files (.Kar files, if they are renamed as .mid files).
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#534007 - 04/23/19 05:17 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 266 Update (April 15 2019) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Hmmmm... when I ran BIAB 263 just now and asked it to check for updates, it said that I was up to date.

Yes, I know I can do it manually but still...
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#534531 - 04/27/19 03:29 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 266 Update (April 15 2019) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Setup: Macbook pro i7(2011), OSX Sierra, Audio interface: RME Fireface UFX

Just installed Build 266 update

With RME Fireface UFX connected BIAB now shows this alert message in the left corner every time I activate play:

"Playback might silent because of unusual audio device settings. Your audio sample rate is 44100 Hz and number of output channels is 30. The ideal sample rate is 44100 Hz, and the ideal number of channels is 2 (stereo). Click on this message to launch the macOS Audio Devices where you can change your device settings."

- Activating play 4 times I get 4 Alert messages on top of each other. Very annoying!!

Notes:
- Playback does not silent. Everything is playing well !?!?
- When disconnecting RME Fireface UFX no alert message appear.
- No unusual audio devices are configured or connected to the system

best regards
Axel


Edited by ABDK (04/27/19 03:38 PM)

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#534534 - 04/27/19 03:47 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 266 Update (April 15 2019) [Re: ABDK]
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Originally Posted By: ABDK
Setup: Macbook pro i7(2011), OSX Sierra, Audio interface: RME Fireface UFX

Just installed Build 266 update

With RME Fireface UFX connected BIAB now shows this alert message in the left corner every time I activate play:

"Playback might silent because of unusual audio device settings. Your audio sample rate is 44100 Hz and number of output channels is 30. The ideal sample rate is 44100 Hz, and the ideal number of channels is 2 (stereo). Click on this message to launch the macOS Audio Devices where you can change your device settings."

- Activating play 4 times I get 4 Alert messages on top of each other. Very annoying!!

Notes:
- Playback does not silent. Everything is playing well !?!?
- When disconnecting RME Fireface UFX no alert message appear.
- No unusual audio devices are configured or connected to the system

best regards
Axel


Hello Axel,

The warning is an alert message and can not be turned off. However, as you have discovered an alert message does not affect program operation.

Normally the message displays because the sample rate does not match Band-in-a-Box's sample rate of 44.1K. Many devices will automatically set the sample rate to 48K.

In your case the issue is not the sample rate but instead is the number of channels, 30, reported by the audio interface driver.

Band-in-a-Box expects an audio interface with two channels. When more than two channels is reported the alert message is displayed to remind the user any audio channel above two can not be used by Band-in-a-Box.

+++ HERE +++ is a discussion on the alert message you may find useful.
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#534736 - 04/29/19 08:04 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 266 Update (April 15 2019) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Hopefully, this nonsense will be resolved in the next version of BIAB for Mac.

If not, can we have a check box for Do not show this again ?
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#534803 - 04/29/19 06:30 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 266 Update (April 15 2019) [Re: Mike Halloran]
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I totally agree!

On Mac OS X -
The fact that BIAB cannot handle an audio interface with more than 2 channels is really a non-issue. It has alway (In my 10 years as a BIAB user) automatically selected channels 1 and 2 when you have connected an interface that has multiple outputs - We are used to it - Just like all other APPs in Mac OS X with the same limitations.
- So please make a build 267 as soon as possible and remove this (non)improvement. It only disturbs the workflow very must.
If, against my expectation and experience, there is a relevant issue for this warning message. Then please don't let it pop up every time you press Play!
- Hope that the BIAB Team reads this and will comment it.

best regards
Axel

By the way I do love this Great APP!


Edited by ABDK (04/30/19 02:42 AM)

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