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That is a great addition. I'm pleased that you will curate what gets added, rather than allowing us users to add to it ourselves.

Did all the FAQ entries get added yet? EDIT: never mind, the other thread says Yes!

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Hi Matt,

Currently we have added Sales FAQs for Band-in-a-Box Windows & Mac.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted By: Catherine
Hi Matt,

Currently we have added Sales FAQs for Band-in-a-Box Windows & Mac.

Thanks!
Thanks. So the product FAQ tips aren’t entered yet? Ok.


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Great feature, thanks!

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Q: Where is the list of VST locations stored?
A: (Current answer) The context information provided does not mention the specific location where the list of VST's (Virtual Studio Technology) is stored.


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Originally Posted by MoultiPass
A: It depends on the PCs, mine are stored behind La Grange, it's great.
Yes, that's great. But PG Music specifically asked:
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if you find a question it didn’t answer, please post the question below [and answer if you know it], and we will add it to the knowledge base.

The ChatPG Knowledge Base didn't know the answer to the question, so this is just to give them feedback for their opportunity to add the answer to their ChatPG knowledge base.


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Originally Posted by MoultiPass
Originally Posted by AudioTrack
Originally Posted by MoultiPass
A: It depends on the PCs, mine are stored behind La Grange, it's great.
Yes, that's great. But PG Music specifically asked:
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if you find a question it didn’t answer, please post the question below [and answer if you know it], and we will add it to the knowledge base.

The ChatPG Knowledge Base didn't know the answer to the question, so this is just to give them feedback for their opportunity to add the answer to their ChatPG knowledge base.

Q: Where is the list of VST locations stored on my C: drive?
A: The list of VST locations on your C: drive is stored in the Band-in-a-Box configuration file. Unfortunately, the context provided does not specifically mention the exact location of this configuration file.

We can have fun for a long time. The more specific the question, the more specific the answer.

My VSt are in Steinberg\vst, but for another user they will be directly in VST only. If you know the answer, as PG asks, provide it.
Sorry, maybe translation is the issue. I have no intention to have fun, but my intention is to assist another user to solve a problem. I don't know the answer, and neither does ChatPG. Frankly, your answer is exactly the same as the one I got. ChatPG doesn't know the answer.

I'm just trying to help another user, I'm not having fun, I'm spending a lot of time and effort to assist someone else with a problem. Please see this post. This is what I am exploring and trying to help a user resolve an issue. Perhaps you could provide effort to help the user to find the solution instead?


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Part of the problem here is that VSTs are stored in several different places depending on the type (VST2/3) and the vendor's choice.

This is a search from Linux of my Windows C: partition for folders for VSTs, i.e., folders having a name including 'vst' in any mix of case.
I doubt that this is a complete list. (Actually, I know it isn't because BIAB's bb/Data/libx64 is not there.)

$ find . -type d -name "*[vV][sS][tT]*"
./Program Files/Common Files/VST2
./Program Files/Common Files/VST3
./Program Files/Common Files/VST3/sforzando.vst3
./Program Files/Common Files/VST3/Surge Synth Team/Surge XT Effects.vst3
./Program Files/Common Files/VST3/Surge Synth Team/Surge XT.vst3
./Program Files/Garritan/ARIA Player/VST
./Program Files/VstPlugins
./Program Files/Native Instruments/VSTPlugins 32 bit
./Program Files/Native Instruments/VSTPlugins 64 bit
./Program Files/Plogue/sforzando/VST
./Program Files/Steinberg/VSTPlugins
./Program Files (x86)/Common Files/VST2
./Program Files (x86)/VstPlugins


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Q: How do I split a horn section RealTrack to separate stems?

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the question I asked was
"how do I format a text chord progression to copy it and paste into band-in-a-box"

the answer it gave included the advice to use a space or a comma between chords - however I found that didn't work at all. I could note paste directly in and the the "Paste Special - from Clipboard text to song(s)" requires the bar "|" between chords.

Something else (with Band-in-a-box not the chatbot) was that some of the bars with two chords didn't paste in but others did - same chords and formatting. Odd.

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Originally Posted by Neil S
the question I asked was
"how do I format a text chord progression to copy it and paste into band-in-a-box"

the answer it gave included the advice to use a space or a comma between chords - however I found that didn't work at all. I could note paste directly in and the the "Paste Special - from Clipboard text to song(s)" requires the bar "|" between chords.

Something else (with Band-in-a-box not the chatbot) was that some of the bars with two chords didn't paste in but others did - same chords and formatting. Odd.

You do know that ChatGPT will do all the formating for you? Right?
https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=797470#Post797470
As typical for BIAB, how well this all works is yet to be fully verified but my preliminary efforts look very favorable.


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Quick Example for Free Version of ChatGPT

[Linked Image - Only viewable when logged in]

Use the Copy Button from the image above and paste into BIAB chord chart.

[Linked Image - Only viewable when logged in]

If you want anything different just explain to ChatGPT what to change.


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