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#640192 - 02/04/21 10:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] User-Definable File Names for Drag/Drop/Exported RealTracks
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The names given to exported (or drag/dropped) RealTracks are ridiculously LONG.
And NOT what I want them to be called.

So...each time I export a RealTrack (or a bunch of RealTracks), I have to rename them.
It would be nice not to have to do that.

An example:
Using an SGU called "Doubt.SGU"...
I drop a guitar track from BIAB to my work folder....
It gets named:

Doubt BBGuitar_Real 3362 Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritBluesRock70s Ev 110_SingleRender_DragDrop

Which contains:
the SGU name (Doubt)
the Slot Name (BBGuitar_Real)
the RealTrack name (3362 Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritBluesRock70s Ev 110)
how it was rendered (SingleRender_DragDrop).

I then change that to how I want it to read:

Doubt 3362 Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritBluesRock70s Ev 110

...because what I care about is the SGU it belongs to and the RealTrack it came from.

Why anyone would want those other 2 parts escapes me. about including a dialog box that would allow you to choose the parts that you WANT to make up the export file names???

AND...make the naming conventions the same regardless of how the files are exported.
When I render all the RealTracks at the same time, they get named like this:

Doubt_Render Bass.wav
Doubt_Render Drums.wav
Doubt_Render Guitar 1.wav
Doubt_Render Guitar 2.wav

I then have to get the RealTrack names (from the Memo) to rename each, so that I will know (in the future) what those RealTracks were...

#640214 - 02/04/21 12:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: User-Definable File Names for Drag/Drop/Exported RealTracks [Re: floyd jane]
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Jim Fogle Offline

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I agree it would be nice to have a checkbox list to enable or disable different default sections of both a single track render and all tracks render.

Also, it would be nice if there could be a custom checkbox. I envision the custom checkbox as having a editable, default label of "custom". The user can then edit the custom label as desired.
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#640219 - 02/04/21 12:54 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: User-Definable File Names for Drag/Drop/Exported RealTracks [Re: Jim Fogle]
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#640354 - 02/05/21 07:15 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: User-Definable File Names for Drag/Drop/Exported RealTracks [Re: Pipeline]
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this is one reason i posted the following wish
ie an organised method.
and drag/drop is replaced by a users naming convention.
drag/drop drives mew nuts cos i have to rename all the time
the other prob is new users might not realise DD folder is GETTING BIG, possibly with unused files.

fyi i organise my songs under year master folders.
and every song i do in a year is a sub folder within the year
master folder.
so lets say i do a song in july 2021 called "scuba baby !)
then my master folder is SONGS2021, and within SONGS2021
all my biab and daw traks and notes ie EVERYTHING RELATED TO
SCUBA BABY SONG is in a sub folder SCUBABABYJUL21.
ie organised.

floyd, you do understand CURRENTLY in biab that you can solo a rt in the mixer for example then do a file save special to wav or mp3 etc and bypass the drag/drop naming convention ? and give the saved rt any old name.
same if you right clik over the rt radio button.
but this is wav only.

when i'm ruffing out a song idea which i know is not final often i'll save rt's to mp3 per above to save lots of disc space.

pipeline is right. there are some amazeing features in reaps.
imho reaps plus biab is the perfect music creation solution.
floyd , go thru the extensive reaps vids sometime at amazeing stuff. done by a grammy winner.

Edited by justanoldmuso (02/05/21 07:23 AM)


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