You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#615844 - 09/20/20 08:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Resolved]
Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
LanceJ Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
Using 2019 Audiophile.

Right Click on Instrument (Piano), Select MIDI SuperTrack for this track []..., the selection dialogue opens with No MIDI SuperTracks Chosen.

The search feature also does not yield anything.

Any ideas how to locate and point BIAB to the correct directory?

Regards,
Lance

Top
#615988 - 09/21/20 09:26 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4922
Loc: Victoria, BC
Andrew - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4922
Loc: Victoria, BC
Hello,

It sounds like you need to rebuild the style list. Also, make sure you have the latest build installed (Help - About). If it's not build 644, install the patch, and then rebuild the StylePicker (Fast rebuild ok), and this should fix the problem.
_________________________
Andrew
PG Music Inc.

Top
#616201 - 09/23/20 05:19 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
LanceJ Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
Thanks. Now I see the SuperTracks.

New issue:

When I choose a Midi Supertrack and try to audition, I get a message box indicating the audition is happening. However, the transport bar in the audition never moves and I get an error message.

Miscellaneous Error Playing....Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device install.

I can play my MIDI controller through BB just fine. I can playback styles (i.e. Essential Jazz Piano Phrase #7).

I just can't audition any style, not just SuperTracks.

I would love to share pics of the setup options and error but I cannot find a way to do that. The Image option above does not show the image when I preview the post.

Regards,
Lance

Top
#616204 - 09/23/20 06:03 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
LanceJ Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
I will also add that I can play the .wma files from the directory.

Example
J:\bb\Demos\RealTracks - Demos\Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist RnBPopDblBrent Ev 055 #3321 solo.wma

The default app to play the .wma is Windows Media Player. I am using Windows 10.

Regards,
Lance

Top
#616228 - 09/23/20 09:29 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4922
Loc: Victoria, BC
Andrew - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4922
Loc: Victoria, BC
Are you able to audition RealTracks in the RealTracks Picker (i.e. by double-clicking on them)?

If you want to show an image, you can attach it to your post (click the File Manager link), otherwise you need to host the file yourself on a server or via dropbox etc.
_________________________
Andrew
PG Music Inc.

Top
#616301 - 09/23/20 03:49 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
LanceJ Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
I cannot audition anything that I have tried.

Regards,
Lance


Attachments
Post attachments only available when logged in


Edited by LanceJ (09/23/20 03:49 PM)

Top
#616302 - 09/23/20 04:22 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14387
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14387
Loc: Hamlin NY
Do you have both BiaB and Windows Media Player both using ASIO drivers? If so that may be your problem as ASIO drivers are a one trick pony; that is they can only work with one program at a time. Set one of the programs to MME drivers and all should work just fine.


Edited by MarioD (09/23/20 04:23 PM)
_________________________
I don't always go the extra mile but when I do it is because I missed my exit!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#616304 - 09/23/20 04:28 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4922
Loc: Victoria, BC
Andrew - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4922
Loc: Victoria, BC
Are you able to play the .wma files outside of Band-in-a-Box (with WMP) while Band-in-a-Box is open?

What is your audio driver type in Band-in-a-Box, Options | Drivers | Audio Settings?

In Windows control panel --> Sound Settings -> Device properties -> Additional device properties --> Advanced, does it make a difference if you de-select "allow ... exclusive control.." checkbox?

Do you have an 'N' or 'KN' version of Windows where you had to install the media pack separately?
_________________________
Andrew
PG Music Inc.

Top
#616424 - 09/24/20 12:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 6431
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Jim Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 6431
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Also, Band-in-a-Box defaults to 16 bit 44.1Khz audio. The Windows Control Panel settings for the computer audio device (RealTek or IBM are two common audio devices for motherboards) may default to 24 bit and 48Khz audio.

The second error message is saying a setting is different between Windows audio and Band-in-a-Box audio.
_________________________
Jim Fogle - 2020 BiaB (734) RB (Build 5) Ultra+ PAK
Cakewalk - Zoom MRS-8 recorder
Desktop: i7 Win 10 build 2004, 12GB ram 256GB SSD, 4 TB HDD
Laptop: i3 64bit Win 10 build 2004, 8GB ram 500GB HDD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

Top
#616658 - 09/26/20 10:06 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
LanceJ Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 30
Thanks for the responses.

My audio device was set at 32 bit 48Khz. I changed it to match 16 bit, 44.1Khz and that solved the problem.

Top
#616733 - 09/26/20 05:26 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Midi SuperTracks - none to be found [Re: LanceJ]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 11494
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
VideoTrack Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 11494
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Originally Posted By: LanceJ
Thanks for the responses.

My audio device was set at 32 bit 48Khz. I changed it to match 16 bit, 44.1Khz and that solved the problem.


That's great that you resolved the issue. Perhaps consider marking your post as 'resolved', there's a button avaialble for that. This can assist others in future.
_________________________
BIAB&RB2020(Audiophile),Win-10Pro, SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, Synthogy Ivory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, KorgX3R, RodeNGT2, AM802mixer, NS40M StudioMonitors, Pioneer Act. Mons, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top


PG Music News
The Guitar & Piano Chord Dictionary Programs

Happy National Dictionary Day!*

Head to our Other Windows Software page to find programs like PowerTracks, GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country, Video Guitar Lessons, and more!

Scroll down and you'll find our Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary programs. Each Chord Dictionary allows you to choose a root note to select the chord you want to learn, and it will be displayed on-screen with either the piano keyboard or the guitar fretboard!

In the Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary you can change the sounds within the Settings window, whether it be the Root note or the Chord, and it doesn't even have to be a guitar or piano! Looking through the options, there's various piano choices, guitar choices, organ, etc. - but you can also choose more unique sounds like the tuba, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and more!

*October 16th

Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial by C. Dan Roberts

Our latest Video Testimonial comes from C. Dan Roberts, and his enthusiasm for Band-in-a-Box® is inspiring!

Watch the video...

Do you have a video testimonial that you would like to share? Contact us at marketing@pgmusic.com.

Visit C. Dan Roberts testimonial page here.

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

Today* is National Train Your Brain Day!

You can definitely do that with Band-in-a-Box®

Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access.

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games (Pitch Invasion is my favorite!), access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu (like Trade 4s, woodshed tempo, etc.), and more!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Resources:
Windows Online Manual: Practice Window
Mac Online Manual: Tools, Wizards, Tutors, and Fun

*October 13

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Updates for Windows & Mac!

We've just released FREE Updates for both Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows & Mac program users!

With the latest update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows, you can now choose the "Save Exact Chord Text" checkbox to the Save XML dialog, there are VST feature updates, Audio Chord Wizard enhancements, updated program messages, we've applied fixes to an assortment of user-reported issues, and the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 Update has been added too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 734 and download it here.

The newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac update also includes VST feature updates, as well as RealTracks & RealDrums Picker enhancements, smoother 'tabbing' between dialog windows, and additional fixes applied to an assortment of user-reported issues. If you missed adding the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 update from September, it will be added with this update too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 420 and download it here.

Video - How to Transpose a Region of a Band-in-a-Box® Song

Want to learn how to transpose just one chorus of your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Check out our latest video, shared to the I want a video that shows me how to... forum: https://youtu.be/XiMrgtQ7u14

Band-in-a-Box® - What People Are Saying...

Wow, check out the latest feedback from Band-in-a-Box® users!

"I have one song I've been torturing over to get the sound right for quite some time and I merely keyed in the chords and what BB generated is awesome. Just what I hoped that song would sound like. What had taken me months to get right (and couldn't), the program could do in about an hour - AMAZING!"

"Great Ear Training Exercises! And I love that that you can set the tempo to whatever you choose. It's great for learning a tune!"

"A very good and easy to use musical program!"

"It's amazingly easy to use! Write a song? No problem! Add background sound track to a video? No problem! Put notes on a staff and have BB make up a chord progression and tell what key you are in? No problem! Start with a chord progression and have BB make a melody line? No problem!"

"Still the best practice tool I have found, great for running lines, improvising over and really helpful for working on song writing ideas as well! Good for beginners, and the more musical skill and knowledge you have the more you will get out of the software."

"I create demo songs with Band-in-a-Box, it helps me to get my ideas across to my engineer!"

"Been using Band-in-a-Box for years. Outstanding product from a great company!"

"It's like buying a Musical History Jukebox. It comes with probably 3000 styles and is like hiring session musicians to play rhythm with you, they even have soloists! It introduces you to so many types of rhythms that you other wise would know nothing about. "

"Paul McCartney said you gotta have a great band behind you. Well, Band-in-a-Box is my band."

"It's as easy as typing in the chords, choosing your style, instruments, etc., and off you go! Learning the tune? You can slow it down while you work on it then speed it up. My favorite analogy is a good chess program, which will play at your speed and level and is eternally patient!"

"I love my Band in a box, it does so much! Besides all the RealTracks and song ideas, it's a great tool to stay sharp with your licks. Social distancing got you down? Can't jam with friends? Pick out any song and go to the mixer button, there you can mute any instrument that's playing so you can jump right in and play along!"

"I love it. I'm a drummer, and Band-in-a-Box really keeps me on my toes!"

"The DAW plugin is really great. Trust me on this. I use it with Studio One.

"This is how I've been able to gig solo for the past 20 years. Band-in-a-Box is the great equalizer for us none rhythm players."

"Wouldn't want to be without it! One of the best things I bought in my life. Simple as that."

"As a songwriter I really love to work with Band-in-a-Box. The only limitation is your own creativity."

"I've used Band-in-a-Box for 25 years and thanks to this program and the advice of PG Music staff I've written over 100 songs. It's great software and amazing help to me as a musician. CONGRATS!!!"

Thank you for all the amazing feedback!

Band-in-a-Box® - A Teaching Tool!

Did you know that we offer Band-in-a-Box® LabPAK and Site License purchase options for schools? This is an ideal option for any educational institution looking to add Band-in-a-Box® to their curriculum.

Learn more about the LabPAK purchase options here: Windows | Mac.

How would a teacher use Band-in-a-Box® in a school setting?

A few ideas:
-practice sight reading with the students by following the on-screen notation
-display the Guitar Fretboard or Big Piano Window to watch the notes being played
-Trading fours! (etc.)
-generate a song for accompaniment during practice sessions
-create a practice song and save it as an audio file to send home with the student for additional practice!

...and more!

Wondering how to add a Band-in-a-Box LabPAK to your school? Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you might have! Click here to send us an email.

Forum Stats
33032 Members
68 Forums
66530 Topics
565708 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
apollo_synth, ademtrottrid, sally908, Howard B, Jerome Hubbard

33032 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
CaptainMoto 161
Al-David 138
Janice & Bud 136
eddie1261 128
VideoTrack 115
Planobilly 110
Pipeline 100
floyd jane 95
rayc 81
MarioD 77
Today's Birthdays
GuernseyCove, tzee68