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#558616 - 10/10/19 12:41 PM [RealBand] Reduce beats in bar for occasional bar only (4/4 to 2/4) in Realband
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Kev T Offline
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I don't normally use RB to compose a whole song but doing so at the moment I have a need to reduce the length of occasional bars from 4/4 to 2/4 but can't find a way to do this in RB. The PG Chat line op told me you can't do this in RB???? She suggested composing the song in BIAB complete with bar changes then open the saved BIAB project in RB and do any embellishing there!
Can't believe that.....in just about every DAW I use there is a way to do this,but it certainly isn't transparent in RB.

Any body know if this is possible in RB and if so, how?
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#558831 - 10/11/19 04:07 PM [RealBand] Re: Reduce beats in bar for occasional bar only (4/4 to 2/4) in Realband [Re: Kev T]
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FWIW I think it can be done, I like doing this kind of stuff, but have some questions to understand what you are trying to do.
How are you doing the song in RB?
Did it start in RB? Or did you open a BiaB file in RB? Or?
These answers will determine the steps and time needed to make the changes.

The simple answer is to open the Meter window, insert a Time Change to 2/2 (and then another one back to 4/4) wherever desired. In the top menu click Window, then Meter.

The caveat is that you have to regenerate the tracks for it to take effect.
How you do this in the most time effective way depends on the answers to the above questions.

/If you opened a BiaB file, are the first 8-10 tracks labels blueish instead of the same color as the rest?


Edited by rharv (10/11/19 04:17 PM)
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#560926 - 10/26/19 02:24 PM [RealBand] Re: Reduce beats in bar for occasional bar only (4/4 to 2/4) in Realband [Re: Kev T]
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You can also create the tempo map manually if you have RealBand 2016 or newer. I've attached the 2016 New Features video with instructions and demonstration.


Band In A Box 2016 New Features
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Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows was released in December 2018, and included many new features and enhancements - like the enhancements we made to our Notation window!

These include:
-Pressing the space bar plays the song from the current location.
-Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location.
-The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
-Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on it.
-In the Notation Windows Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.
-A new track type (Drums) is available for the Melody and Soloist tracks.
-Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-There's a keystroke entry mode -the "N" mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-A new button in the Print Options dialog lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the Chord Sheet.
-You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When the dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current notation track.


There's detailed information on our 2019 notation enhancements here: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 New Feature - Notation Enhancements

Jump to the Notation topic in our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 new features video.

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Summary of changes for build 315 (Nov 15, 2019):

Fixed: Exporting MusicXML files was not working.
Fixed: When using "Auto-Hand split Piano track" feature, exported MIDI files contain wrong note durations on the Piano track.
Fixed: Note-based lyrics were not included when exporting MIDI files.
Fixed: User should be prompted to save their song when exiting, if they had added or removed plugins.
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Fixed: Loops dialog title bar displays wrong track name.
Fixed: Large patch map files are not completely loaded (were limited to 1985 patches).
Fixed: Notation context menu > Edit Section Text… did not do anything.
Fixed: Notation context menu > Insert Section Text… did not do anything.

My Favorite Things - Nudge Chords in Band-in-a-Box®

Love this time saving feature.

Ever fill in the chordsheet fully or for part of song, and then discover you want to add or take away an extra beat or more somewhere in the chordsheet.

Nudge chords (melody) from the Edit Menu is your friend here, the dialog will give you all the options either to remove or add beats where its needed.

Love it.
-musiclover

To learn more about this feature, read the "Advanced Chord Entry and Editing Features" topic when you click here.

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