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#537765 - 05/22/19 07:18 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Biab Plugin Chords to Reaper
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This video shows how to get the chords from Biab Plugin into Reaper. The chord sheet has to be unfolded in the Biab Plugin so it is a linear progression. It is then saved and loaded again.
The first time run will ask for the Band in a Box application folder location eg. C:\bb

right click Save Link/Target As
ReaTrak import chords from biab plugin.lua

Reaper > Actions > Show action list > ReaScript > Load > ReaTrak import chords from biab plugin.lua
after it has been unfolded, Saved and reloaded
Run > ReaTrak import chords from biab plugin.lua

File > Project settings > Project start measure > -1



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pup364svAo
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#537791 - 05/23/19 12:33 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Biab Plugin Chords to Reaper [Re: Pipeline]
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This is brilliant!!!

Did you develop the script yourself? I gotta say, you are nothing less than an absolute treasure to us mortals grin
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#537795 - 05/23/19 01:44 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Biab Plugin Chords to Reaper [Re: DeaconBlues09]
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Yes took about a day ! it just reads the chords and part markers from the current Song.txt for the plugin in the bb folder.
I will have to add the other color part markers also.

Code:
Mode=Song
ProgramName=Band-in-a-Box
ProgramVersionNumber=Version 2019.1 (615)
FileDate=1320576685
RealTracksOK=1
ChorusBegin=1
ChorusEnd=96
TotalChoruses=1
Tempo=120
MIDIStyle=_STZ_120.STY
MIDILongStyleName=Bluesy Mid-Tempo Rock
Key=F  
PartMarker=1,1
PartMarker=17,2
PartMarker=33,1
PartMarker=49,2
PartMarker=65,1
PartMarker=81,2
PartMarker=97,1
Chord=1,1,F
Chord=2,1,C
Chord=3,1,F
Chord=5,1,F
Chord=6,1,C
Chord=7,1,F
Chord=9,1,Am
Chord=9,3,G
Chord=10,1,F
Chord=11,1,Am
Chord=11,3,G
Chord=12,1,F
Chord=13,1,Am
Chord=13,3,G
Chord=14,1,F
Chord=15,1,Dm
Chord=16,1,G
Chord=17,1,C
Chord=18,1,Bb
Chord=19,1,F
Chord=21,1,C
Chord=22,1,Bb
Chord=23,1,F
Chord=25,1,C
Chord=26,1,Dm
Chord=27,1,Bb
Chord=29,1,F
Chord=30,1,C
Chord=31,1,F
Chord=33,1,F
Chord=34,1,C
Chord=35,1,F
Chord=37,1,F
Chord=38,1,C
Chord=39,1,F
Chord=41,1,Am
Chord=41,3,G
Chord=42,1,F
Chord=43,1,Am
Chord=43,3,G
Chord=44,1,F
Chord=45,1,Am
Chord=45,3,G
Chord=46,1,F
Chord=47,1,Dm
Chord=48,1,G
Chord=49,1,C
Chord=50,1,Bb
Chord=51,1,F
Chord=53,1,C
Chord=54,1,Bb
Chord=55,1,F
Chord=57,1,C
Chord=58,1,Dm
Chord=59,1,Bb
Chord=61,1,F
Chord=62,1,C
Chord=63,1,F
Chord=65,1,F
Chord=66,1,C
Chord=67,1,F
Chord=69,1,F
Chord=70,1,C
Chord=71,1,F
Chord=73,1,Am
Chord=73,3,G
Chord=74,1,F
Chord=75,1,Am
Chord=75,3,G
Chord=76,1,F
Chord=77,1,Am
Chord=77,3,G
Chord=78,1,F
Chord=79,1,Dm
Chord=80,1,G
Chord=81,1,C
Chord=82,1,Bb
Chord=83,1,F
Chord=85,1,C
Chord=86,1,Bb
Chord=87,1,F
Chord=89,1,C
Chord=90,1,Dm
Chord=91,1,Bb
Chord=93,1,F
Chord=94,1,C
Chord=95,1,F
Chord=97,1,F
PPQ=120
StyleTimeSig=4
SongHasBeenToDesktopAtSomeTime=1
SongTitle=All RealTracks!  StoneZ 120 El Guitars, Organ, Bass
TimeSig=1,4
.....
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#537798 - 05/23/19 01:59 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Biab Plugin Chords to Reaper [Re: Pipeline]
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I gotta say,

I have no idea what all that stuff you pasted in means, but I can really appreciate the results!
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#537910 - 05/23/19 05:13 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Biab Plugin Chords to Reaper [Re: Pipeline]
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Man it's good to see you back Pipeline
smile
Just wanted you to know I appreciate your posts
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#538053 - 05/24/19 10:09 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Biab Plugin Chords to Reaper [Re: rharv]
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Thanks rharv !

here's an update to give the pre and post fills

ReaTrak import chords from biab plugin.lua


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#541701 - 06/18/19 11:30 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Biab Plugin Chords to Reaper [Re: Pipeline]
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Update for tempo maps:
These will fit tracks from Biab Plugin to a Tempo Mapped session in Reaper (the plugin just needs fixing so when it's playing back the generated tracks in sync (before dragging into the DAW) it needs to sync play back to the DAW's tempo map).

right click Save Link/Target As
ReaTrak import chords from biab plugin.lua

ReaTrak set item bpm and fit to project tempo map.lua

Reaper > Actions > Show action list > ReaScript > Load > ReaTrak import chords from biab plugin.lua
after it has been unfolded, Saved and reloaded
Run > ReaTrak import chords from biab plugin.lua
do the same with ReaTrak set item bpm and fit to project tempo map.lua
File > Project settings > Project start measure > -1

To get the button panels install ReaTrak


https://youtu.be/WjLwSENYnso
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#548201 - 08/05/19 03:09 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Biab Plugin Chords to Reaper - Update [Re: Pipeline]
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Here's an update to set cursor to start after loading chords from Plugin and set the count-in to the first chord.
right click save Link/Target As
ReaTrak import chords from biab plugin.lua

See also: Studio One Chords from Biab Plugin

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