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#604428 - 06/29/20 08:10 PM [Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ] StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A.
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StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A.

It is important for the plugin to know the correct location of your Band-in-a-Box folder, or else it won't work properly. Press the [File] button and select Preferences. Scroll down to the Folder Locations section. Usually the plugin can determine the correct folders automatically, however there are exceptions. For example perhaps you have the basic Band-in-a-Box program installed on your internal drive, but you normally use a Band-in-a-Box UltraPAK hard drive with all the available RealTracks and styles. You will want to make sure that the plugin is pointing to external volume (UltraPAK).

If you have Band-in-a-Box installed on your internal drive, the "Path for Band-in-a-Box" will usually be "/Applications/Band-in-a-Box". In addition, the Paths for RealTracks and Drums will usually be /Applications/Band-in-a-Box/RealTracks/ and /Applications/Band-in-a-Box/Drums/ respectively, unless you are using a custom location for RealTracks and Drums. If the folder path text is red, then that tells you instantly that there is a problem, for example Band-in-a-Box hasn't been found in the selected folder.

Once you have set the folder paths correctly, the plugin should see the exact same number of Styles as the full Band-in-a-Box program.

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#607622 - 07/23/20 07:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ] Re: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A. [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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I've set up the custom allocation correctly and the real tracks still don't appear except for a bunch on piano tracks?

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#607623 - 07/23/20 07:38 AM [Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ] Re: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A. [Re: Crunchy]
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Hello Crunchy,

Welcome to the forum and to Band-in-a-Box.

This section of the forum is rarely visited as the intent is for PG Music support to document solutions to common questions support receives.

Your post may receive more views and have a better chance of receiving a response by posting your question in the Band-in-a-Box for Mac forum section +++ HERE +++
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#607664 - 07/23/20 11:29 AM [Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ] Re: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A. [Re: Crunchy]
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I've set up the custom allocation correctly and the real tracks still don't appear except for a bunch on piano tracks?


Could you describe how you have Band-in-a-Box installed? Are you using an external hard drive, etc. Also, what is the approximate size of your Band-in-a-Box folder (Right-click | Get Info).
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#607731 - 07/24/20 02:24 AM [Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ] Re: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A. [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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The BIAB application is located in the Applications folder on my system SSD drive. The styles are located on a separate SSD drive. I have set the folder paths correctly. The N/A styles are actually there as they play ... I discovered this after I posted. However I am also getting messages that I am missing styles completely. I have the Ultra pack.

The BIAB application folder without Real drums/Real tracks is about 2.8 gig. The complete application folder including the BIAB folder is about 101 gig


Edited by Crunchy (07/24/20 10:30 AM)

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#607791 - 07/24/20 09:32 AM [Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ] Re: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A. [Re: Crunchy]
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Edit: After re-reading your message, make sure you have

(1) Downloaded the latest update patch for Band-in-a-Box, which is in a sticky post on the forum:
https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=39&page=1

(2) Pressed Rebuild in the StylePicker. Earlier builds of the Plugin might have required a rebuild with each new session when using custom folders.

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If that's not what the issue is, then take a look at where you have installed files:

There are only two folders that you can locate in a separate folder from the main Band-in-a-Box folder. They are "RealTracks" and "Drums". It sounds like you installed all of the RealTracks files into a Band-in-a-Box folder on the external drive, but installed the main program file to the internal drive. If that's the case there are two ways to fix (you don't need to "reinstall"). Either:

(A) copy the contents of the Band-in-a-Box folder on the internal drive, into your Band-in-a-Box folder on the external drive, and run Band-in-a-Box entirely from the external drive. Or,
(B) copy all of the contents of the Band-in-a-Box folder on the external drive EXCEPT the RealTracks and Drums folder to the Band-in-a-Box folder on the internal drive. This will add about 20 GB.

Important - when copying in Finder, you want to choose the option to MERGE the folders.


Edited by Andrew - PG Music (07/24/20 09:41 AM)
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#607807 - 07/24/20 10:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ] Re: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A. [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Tried running everything from an external drive but still missing a lot of tracks. My Realtracks folder is approx 86 gigabytes?? I have the Ultra pack and I downloaded everything but this seems too small! Maybe I'll just have to check I've got everything installed. My Realdrums folder is approx 4.5 gigabytes.


Edited by Crunchy (07/24/20 11:03 AM)

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#608063 - 07/26/20 07:50 AM [Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ] Re: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A. [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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not working for me either. The RT are there and play but show as N/A and i have to rebuild the styles and real tracks every instance of BIAB


Edited by Bob P (07/26/20 07:51 AM)

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