You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#539454 - 06/04/19 07:18 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] No drum after style change
Registered: 02/04/01
Posts: 154
Loc: Rockwall, TX, USA
John Payne Online   content
Apprentice

Registered: 02/04/01
Posts: 154
Loc: Rockwall, TX, USA
I’m trying to create a backing track for “Friends In Low Places”. This song alternates between soft fingerpicked 16-bar verses with no drum and harder 16 bar chorus with drums. My plan is to start out with style _CMPFBLF (Campfire Fingerpicked) style for the first 16 bars, then going to _CTRYPOP at bar 17. I’ll go back to the _CMPFBLF at bar 33, and alternate between these styles as appropriate for this song.

Seems to me this should work just fine and the first 16 bars play correctly, but the next 16 bars don’t have any drum sound. That first style (_CMPFBLF) does not have a drum and the word “Drum” at the top of the normal BIAB screen is yellow indicating no drum style chosen, but the word does not change to green at bar 17 and there is no drum in the mix.

So, is this a problem within BIAB or am I approaching this wrong?

Oh, and I’m running a full-up, top-of-the-line and updated 2019 BIAB system on a powerful Thinkpad under W10.

Top
#539458 - 06/04/19 07:34 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: No drum after style change [Re: John Payne]
Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 92
Andy Ling Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 92
I haven't tried this (I don't have BIAB handy right now), but what happens if you make the song style the one with drums (_CTRYPOP) then put a style change to the one without drums in bar one. Sometimes the song settings are controlled by the overall song style.

HTH

Andy

Top
#539462 - 06/04/19 08:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: No drum after style change [Re: John Payne]
Registered: 02/04/01
Posts: 154
Loc: Rockwall, TX, USA
John Payne Online   content
Apprentice

Registered: 02/04/01
Posts: 154
Loc: Rockwall, TX, USA
Ahhh yes! Thanks Andy, with one small wrinkle your suggestion works. So now I'm building the song with a style that has a drum and changing that style at the first bar to a finger-pick (no drum) style. But I found that the drum from the original style continues. However, this is easily dealt with by simply selecting drum mute at the style change. Nice!

Top


PG Music News
Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box®

Today is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day.

Examples of "uncommon instruments" include anything from Spoons to the Wheelharp to the Singing Ringing Tree, and more!
(there's probably more instruments out there that we DON'T know than we DO know)

Although our RealTracks collection doesn't include many 'uncommon instruments', we do offer some pretty unique choices!

On top of the usual varieties we offer for Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, and more - our RealTracks library also offers a nice selection of Shakuhachi and Kalimba - there's even a Koto RealTrack included in Set 212!

Kalimba: RealTracks Set 271
Koto: RealTracks Set 212
Shakuhachi: RealTracks Sets 193 & 212

What's the most surprising RealTrack Instrument that you've come across?

Holiday Hours - Monday, August 3 (British Columbia Day)

Monday, August 3 is British Columbia Day!

Since we are located in British Columbia (Victoria, on Vancouver Island), that means it's a holiday for us! Don't worry, some of our team will still be available - our hours on Monday are 8AM-4PM PST.

Regular hours resume Tuesday, August 4. www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Portuguese for Windows is Here!

Existem mais de 50 novos recursos no Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Existem aprimoramentos no RealTracks (RealTracks vocais com som mais suave, RealTracks Engrossados, Substitutos de RealTracks e MultiFrases). A maioria dos RealDrums agora possui RealCharts (com notação de bateria precisa). Há um novo navegador de artistas do RealTracks para encontrar informações/biografias/links/listas de RealTracks em todos os artistas. Um novo Navegador de recursos permite que o usuário novo ou "esquecido" encontre e use facilmente a maioria dos recursos/teclas de atalho/documentos em uma única janela. Equalizar Tempoaprimoramentos na Seleção de Músicas, baixo/bateria ou apenas bateria nas introduções automáticas, 3.400 títulos adicionados, aprimoramentos no MusicXML, visualização de guitarra para "Canhotos" e "Estudantes", aprimoramentos de arrastar e soltar, exibição de várias janelas do Interpretador de Acordes de Áudio e muito mais!

COMPRE/ATUALIZE, & BAIXE AGORA!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Mac Update Ready!

Just because Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac is here doesn't mean we've forgotten our 2019 users!

If you're still using Band-in-a-Box® 2019, make sure you download the latest patch update (b324) for an updated splash screen (macOS 10.12 and 10.13 users), smoother Song Titles dialog, access to your (purchased) RealTracks Set 328, and we've corrected the reported issue with opening songs from older versions of Band-in-a-Box in the 2019 version.

Learn more about this patch and download it here.

Review - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020

"Dr. Dave" Walker is at it again! You may remember his recent reviews of both Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac and Xtra Styles PAK 9 - now he has something to say about our Loops-with-Style PAK 2 - check it out: Click here to read...

With money being tight for most musicians, this is a wonderful gift for those on a limited budget. At $29, it offers months and years of fun and experimentation, bringing many ideas to fruition as songs with enough variation so that your audience doesn’t jump to "aw, that's a computer!" while still keeping the power of the software in your hands.
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you again Dr. Dave for the great review!

Learn more about Loops-with-Style PAKs: Windows | Mac

Band-in-a-Box® - My New Favorite Thing

Did you know we have a My Favorite Things forum? We encourage you to share your favorite features in Band-in-a-Box and RealBand there, along with what features you use the most and why - we LOVE getting feedback!

Like the latest post from Tangmo:

My New Favorite Thing - Extra Style PAK #9 with Loop Pack #2

I set up an eight bar progression with some simple pushes, shots, holds, and rests for reference. Then I started auditioning styles--Three hours later, I am invigorated, inspired, and just plain smiling big. Really CHOICE! From "down to earth" to eclectic, this is a really fun pak.

Great job, folks!

Thanks Tangmo!

Learn more about Loops-with-Style PAKs: Windows | Mac

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs: Windows | Mac

Refresh Your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box 2020 to the latest build 725 for Windows today! This free update acknowledges song memo edits when saving your work, resolves step-advance within the Big Piano window, revives a killed audio track, and more!

Just like our recent Mac patch, the DAW Plugin has been updated too! We've added "insert" and "delete" options into the chord sheet context menu and addressed 20+ reported 'bugs'!

Learn more & update today!

Forum Stats
32591 Members
68 Forums
65480 Topics
555157 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
James Franco, Andyf1204, ace27, Bernieod, cuzzolin

32591 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 186
VideoTrack 141
Jim Fogle 124
Matt Finley 119
Guitarhacker 104
Janice & Bud 103
MusicStudent 97
floyd jane 94
Tano Music 89
rayc 85
Today's Birthdays
sanityblues