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#414246 - 05/19/17 04:41 PM [Beginners Forum] Change melody instrument?
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Hi all,

I've entered my song/chords in the chord sheet window. then I entered the melody in the notation window. When I play the song back the melody is played by a vibraphone. So is it possible to change the vibraphone to something else.

Timbomc

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#414252 - 05/19/17 05:08 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: timbomc]
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I'm not sure about the Mac version, but it should be possible to change the melody sound.

To do this on the Windows version, right-click where I've put the red cross on the image below and then select "Change patch" from the menu that appears.





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#414258 - 05/19/17 05:47 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: Noel96]
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Noel96,

That worked! thanks. Is there a way to make it a real instrument. not MIDI.

Thanks again

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#414270 - 05/19/17 06:51 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: timbomc]
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No. Realtracks are recorded audio files of two to eight bar performances and not individual notes that can be directed to follow midi notation.

The quality of the midi output is determined by the midi software. Thus, if you have a high-quality VSTi software synthesiser (softsynth), the sound is much improved.



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#414277 - 05/19/17 07:32 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: Noel96]
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Ok. Thanks.

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#414310 - 05/20/17 04:02 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: timbomc]
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Originally Posted By: timbomc
Noel96,

That worked! thanks. Is there a way to make it a real instrument. not MIDI.

Thanks again



Noel's answer is correct for using BIAB RealTracks. You can also, or have someone, record an audio melody track. Alternately, you can import recorded audio. In the instance of importing, you process the audio through the Audio Chord Wizard first. This allows the audio chords to be determined and posted in the Chord sheet page as well as setting an accurate tempo and matches the key between BIAB generated tracks and the imported audio.

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#414386 - 05/20/17 12:16 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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anks Charlie,

I'll have to try that in the future.

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#550416 - 08/20/19 11:05 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: timbomc]
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Hi, I also have a question. Is it possible to create more than one melody track? ( Two or three voices singing different parts of the harmony)
I use biab on mac.
Thank you

Laura

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#550423 - 08/21/19 04:15 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: timbomc]
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Two, certainly. The Melody and Soloist tracks function the same way.

More than two requires a workaround.
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#550594 - 08/21/19 09:38 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: Matt Finley]
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Thank you for your fast reply! That would be great (for now) to use both the solo- and the melody track. But how do I start inputting notes in the solo track?
How I got to the melody track was: I clicked on the note-button, started entering notes, and that happened to be on the melody track. Now there must be a way to choose to enter either melody or solo track, but I can’t find it yet... Thank you.

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#550604 - 08/21/19 11:36 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: AmsterdamLaura]
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Originally Posted By: AmsterdamLaura
... Now there must be a way to choose to enter either melody or solo track, but I can’t find it yet... Thank you.

This should help:
Also, welcome to the forum!


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#550633 - 08/22/19 06:01 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Change melody instrument? [Re: timbomc]
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On the same screen as you entered your melody, you will see several buttons with letters, one for each BIAB track...B for Bass, P for Piano, ..., M for Melody,and the second S for Soloist (some of the letters may be different depending on the instrument assigned to that track). Click on that button and you can start entering notes on the soloist track. Be sure to apply an appropriate MIDI instrument to the track. You can also enter notes on the other tracks, but be aware that if there is a Realtrack on it, you won't hear the notes, and for MIDI tracks, everything will get regenerated by the style the next time you hit play, unless you first freeze the track.
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