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#547240 - 07/29/19 12:24 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Update MIDI-accompaniment, so it plays ALL the chords, help us out, amateurs and students alike
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Please support this call

Please, update the Midi style player. At this time, the Biab styles are only able to play a limited number of seventh chords.

The chords that add spice to the music are not played by any Style or instrument *.


*to be fair: Biab has developed a workaround for chording instruments. The style may use “Macro Notes”, only available for chording instruments and limited to a few techniques: strums, block chords... this way these macro notes can play ALL the chords...

Updating the Biab style player would mean a lot for us, users

  • For us, music students: it ‘d help us learn harmony better
  • For us, biab-lovers: it ‘d make arrangements sound better without clashing between harmony, our playing and the bass part
  • For us, (slowly) advancing amateurs: it would help us play more intricate stuff (Burt Bacharach, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Joni Mitchell...)
  • For us, arrangers: we could do better in spicing up our music with nice approach chords, constant structure chords, harmonic borrowing
  • For us, music lovers: we go through great lengths in writing down and looking up the correct chords. It’s only fitting that Biab would then play the right changes
  • For us, consumers of great Fake books, New Real Books et al: some companies (1 in particular) gives us the possibility to buy sgu files with all the correct changes. It’s sad that Biab fails to play it correctly
  • For us, biab-amateurs: Biab has become our one stop practicing, song writing, arrangement tool. Please provide us with correct sounding arrangements.
  • For us, longtime biab-users: having used biab for years and years, we dread having to move our songs, arrangements and lead sheets to other brands, say Yamaha, Wersi, vArranger, 1manband. They lack the ease of Biab for one. And translating our existing music, styles to these other brands is -sadly- a very time consuming business. Even if these brands would play the right bass notes and arrangements. Moreover, Pgmusic is a real community of users helping each other out, looking for workarounds in case of problems and generally enjoying biab, despite our loving criticism of the outdated biab-features and looks, the bugs and quirks, the overly complex lay-outs, preferences and menus... we’ve always accepted this, for love of biab.
  • For us, creative style-makers: open to a whole new scene of promising and fascinating jazz, rock, country and folk players, we want to make jazz and acoustic styles that reflect this contemporary wave: polyrhythmic (biab can do that already), more intresting bass lines (9ths, mMaj7 et al) and new ways of voicing guitar and piano (not possible with Macro Notes)
  • For us, loyal customers: some of us have been buying and updating Biab for a long time. For most of us, the investment is comparable to buying a really good guitar, trumpet, piano every 6 or 7 years.
  • For serious students of music: though most of us are amateurs, serious students would benefit more from biab and use it more, if the accompaniment was correct
  • For all of us: most biab-users have not noticed the mistakes biab makes. Bass parts are often only 1-5 or root only. But when things become intresting, Biab plays wrong notes, especially in the bass. That makes us doubt our abilities. It’s a shock for a lot of users to learn that the wrong sound is often up to Biab.


Please support



Edited by Dzjang (07/29/19 12:38 AM)
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#547246 - 07/29/19 04:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Update MIDI-accompaniment, so it plays ALL the chords, help us out, amateurs and students alike [Re: Dzjang]
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+ 1,000
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#547252 - 07/29/19 05:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Update MIDI-accompaniment, so it plays ALL the chords, help us out, amateurs and students alike [Re: Dzjang]
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+1, I will throw a penny in the old wishing well. However, not a cent more since history is not on our side here. crazy
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#547254 - 07/29/19 06:34 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Update MIDI-accompaniment, so it plays ALL the chords, help us out, amateurs and students alike [Re: Dzjang]
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A BIG +1
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#547297 - 07/29/19 10:21 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Update MIDI-accompaniment, so it plays ALL the chords, help us out, amateurs and students alike [Re: Dzjang]
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All,

This thread is the second thread in a series of threads covering the subject of updating the midi Stylemaker. I have included a link to +++ the first thread +++ because I believe both threads should be read to understand the context.
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#549360 - 08/14/19 08:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Update MIDI-accompaniment, so it plays ALL the chords, help us out, amateurs and students alike [Re: Dzjang]
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