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#546949 - 07/26/19 03:20 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Hold a chord over chord changes?
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Hellalive Offline
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Hi!

I'm new to BIAB as of today but I already love it and have made some great tracks.

I've a small problem though, is it possible to hold a chord over chord change? Like in Zombie by The Cranberries, when the verse beginns the electric guitar plays an E minor that is ringing out over the next chord change to a C. I know how to hold a chord in BIAB but when the next chord comes the chord that was on hold stops abruptly.

Is there any way to solve this?

Thanks!

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#546953 - 07/26/19 03:43 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Hold a chord over chord changes? [Re: Hellalive]
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Hi Hellalive,

Welcome to the forums smile

How I would solve this problem is to use two tracks for the instrument that you would like to have ringing and have this instrument on both tracks. Let's call these track A and track B.

To set up track A: have the C chord and remove the Em chord. To get the held effect type C... (the three dots say to "hold" the chord). This can also be set using Chord Settings (ALT+F5). Keep the other chords the same. Generate this track by right-clicking on the track names in the mixer, select Track Actions and then generate the track. Freeze this track.

Now that Track A is organised and frozen to preserve the C hold. Modify the chordsheet by entering C in place of C... and adding the Em chord. Generate and play.

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#546957 - 07/26/19 04:05 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Hold a chord over chord changes? [Re: Noel96]
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Hellalive Offline
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Hellalive,

Welcome to the forums smile

How I would solve this problem is to use two tracks for the instrument that you would like to have ringing and have this instrument on both tracks. Let's call these track A and track B.

To set up track A: have the C chord and remove the Em chord. To get the held effect type C... (the three dots say to "hold" the chord). This can also be set using Chord Settings (ALT+F5). Keep the other chords the same. Generate this track by right-clicking on the track names in the mixer, select Track Actions and then generate the track. Freeze this track.

Now that Track A is organised and frozen to preserve the C hold. Modify the chordsheet by entering C in place of C... and adding the Em chord. Generate and play.

Regards,
Noel







Hi, and thank you.


I've created another guitar track and freezed it but I actually have no idea of how to execute anything of what you described in the section after (ALT+F5). laugh

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#547010 - 07/27/19 12:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Hold a chord over chord changes? [Re: Noel96]
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Hellalive Offline
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Thank you!

What you say seems possible, but I have no idea of how to execute it. Haha!

I tried and made another guitar track, changed the chord, freezed the track and then changed the chord back but the ring out won't hold for more than four bars.

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#548543 - 08/07/19 01:35 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Hold a chord over chord changes? [Re: Hellalive]
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Well, that's a a different story you didn't say originally how long this was for. A Real Track guitar cannot hold a chord that long because it will naturally decay like a piano. You need to put in another Em chord in the appropriate bar and hold it again with the three dots. Or, you could change to a midi guitar but even then you may need to change the envelope in the piano roll view to make it hold as long as you want.

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