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#555783 - 09/21/19 03:15 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] I want retain only the best ideas of some solos and paste them in a common file for further re-use
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Daniel Donval Offline
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Bonjour,

After generating solos with the soloist for a given song, i would like to re-use - for my own playing - some portions which seem good to me.
I have generated different solos with the option "solo in a style similar to" .....
I would to extract from these solos just some portions and paste them into a common file.
Do that, i opened a second session of BIAB. But it is not possible to copy a file (or portion of a file) from one session and paste it in a second one.
I do not know how to do that.
Can someone help me ?
Thank you in advance for you assistance,
Daniel


Edited by Daniel Donval (09/21/19 03:20 AM)

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#555785 - 09/21/19 03:37 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: I want retain only the best ideas of some solos and paste them in a common file for further re-use [Re: Daniel Donval]
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Hi Daniel,

As you've discovered, BIAB doesn't allow sections of Realtracks to be copied and saved. This could be be done if the song was in Realband -- if you have BIAB for Windows.

If you want to save sections of a solo and stay working in BIAB, it's necessary to save the audio file in BIAB and then drop it into a DAW. From there, it's possible to use the DAW to copy the section(s) you want.

What I do when I hear something that appeals...

1. I freeze the track - that means that that Realtrack, i.e. the frozen one, will re-generate the same each time.

2. I remove panning and reverb for that track because I like to add those in my DAW.

3. Then I make a note of (a) what bars contain the solo I want to keep and (b) the Realtrack number.

4. Next I right-click on the Realtrack's name in the mixer and from the menu that appears, I select "Track Actions" and "Save track as wav file".

5. When I name the track, I use the format RealtrackNumber_bars_xx-yy.wav. For example, if I use RT 3221 and I want to keep bars 34-42, I'd save the file 3221_bars_34-42.wav. Doing it this way allows me to know where to look once the file is in my DAW because the information I want is in the name.

6. I can now load that wav file into my DAW and extract the bars that I want.

Hope this helps,
Noel


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#555789 - 09/21/19 04:10 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: I want retain only the best ideas of some solos and paste them in a common file for further re-use [Re: Daniel Donval]
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Daniel Donval Offline
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Registered: 12/02/15
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Bonjour Noël,
Thank you for the time you spent to answer me.
You answered me on an audio aspect point of view, but it is not what i want ....
When i mention copy/paste it is related to the notation (the score, the notes..).
My idea is to get a final file with only the good ideas that i found in various solos generated by BIAB so as to study them later on.
Merci encore,
Daniel (from Britany)

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