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#544474 - 07/07/19 07:32 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: PETITION: Mr Gannon: Sell your company or full BIAB IP rights and tech to YAMAHA [Re: nonchai]
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#544555 - 07/07/19 11:37 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: PETITION: Mr Gannon: Sell your company or full BIAB IP rights and tech to YAMAHA [Re: nonchai]
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I love biab as it is, I do not support your petition.

#545114 - 07/12/19 07:11 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: PETITION: Mr Gannon: Sell your company or full BIAB IP rights and tech to YAMAHA [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Yamaha is a huge company with extensive resources. If they wanted to, they could just develop their own product. They wouldn't need to purchase another company's system to deliver anything. Why do they need to purchase BiaB to produce a product? They are absolutely capable to independently develop their own technology, surely? But they haven't done this. Also, they may not be in the slightest bit interested in BiaB.

I personally don't support the petition.

well. PG Music do have patents out on aspects of the BIAB RealTrack technology for starters. Plus even with extensive resources it might make for more sense both practically and financially to NOT reinvent the wheel - and instead build on existing foundations and - particularly the style content audio-wise.

One might just as well ask the same question in regard to Cubase or Line 6's. amp modelling tech and IP.

#545119 - 07/12/19 07:23 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Biab Plugin [Re: Pipeline]
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Originally Posted By: Pipeline

Clearly a tighter integration into a DAW like Cubase depends on the DAW developers being open to liaison and API support of the necessary technical requirements. Sometimes this is already supported in some sense - like for example the DOM object model in Ableton for Max4Live programming and support for python scripts for 3rd Pty hardware in Ableton . But I have no idea how much similar support is available nowadays in Cubase, Logic or PT or other DAWs.
Yea like ARA, maybe that will be implemented in the plugin down the track

I don't think you will be disappointed with the plugin when the Mac version is release (soon hopefully), as it's come a long way since the initial Win release.

To me - With Cubase now having its own arranger feature which allows one to structure song sections - it would seem that a much closer liaison Wirth Steinberg/Yamaha. with regard to making the song structure metadata in BIAB keep in-sync with arranger metadata in the Cubase project would only be achievable at all With a very close collaboration of both teams.

And to me it would seem that once a BIAB plugin is being used - to have BIAB reflect changes in the Cubase Pro song-form arranger structure and regenerate accordingly would be very desirable.

But would Steinberg/Yamaha be so willing to pass on the details and make some kind of API for just BIAB in order to do this - unless there was some better and tighter form of contractual liason between the two?

I suppose it could be argued Celemony have been able to do this - with ARA - but then Melodyne is arguably something with a much broader and larger user market than BIAB so DAW makers were willing to do the necessary plumbing to incorporate it.

But does this apply to BIAB ?

I'd suggest not - unless Yamaha/Steinberg had some kind of better financial incentive in plumbing a seamless connection between the two worlds/apps.

#546154 - Yesterday at 07:52 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Biab Plugin [Re: nonchai]
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PG is a unique company with its own culture and issues some of which amke it better and some less so. Working with Reaper is excellent as the business model and culture in Reaper/Cockos is a big part of its appeal.
I like most aspects of PG/BIAB - limitations included plus I'm not interested in Midi.
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Every version release of Band-in-a-Box® adds loads of new features and enhancements to the program, which we're sure can sometimes get "lost" in your knowledge of the program's capabilities.

Looking to learn about new features with a specific release? It's actually really easy to locate this information!

Learn tips on the new version (2019) by visiting Help | Tip of the Day and placing a check mark next to "Only Show Tips for Version 2019" (you'll also need to select "Show Tips at Startup", if it's not already).

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Here's a few Tips the program informed me of the last time I opened Band-in-a-Box®:

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