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#799912 02/13/24 04:29 AM
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Hello,
BIAB is a awesome music program! Incredible what can be done with it! Thanks a lot to the staff!

There's so much more in BIAB than I will ever be able to use. But there is something I can't do with it yet: Combine it with playing along with my Yamaha keyboard.
I would like to play on my Yamaha keyboard to the arrangement of (parts of) a song created with the phantastic sounds of realtracks from BIAB.
So what I do is this: I create a MIDI file for the song - melody, chords and lyrics - and a WAV file with the realtracks(s) in it. I copy both files into the Yamaha and start both at the same time. Volume of the MIDI file set to zero I want to play along to the WAV file, using the notation window of the Yamaha as my song sheet.

2 problems I encounter with this:
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There seems to be no way to show the chords in the Yamaha lyrics window. At least I found no way to this yet.
I guess the reason for it is the the specific XG-MIDI-file format for Yamaha.
Is there a way for you to implement this option in exporting chords to the MIDI file?

2.
Up to the last update to v. 1109 from Jan.17 it was not possible to see exported lyrics in the Yamaha notation screen at all. Now, with v. 1109, in general it is; but with one problem: there is no space charakter " " between the syllables. This makes it difficult to read the text. (Exported from note-based lyrics. Line-based lyrics doesn't show at all). The missing space " " charakter is good though when using the hyphen charakter "-" in dividing syllables in longer words in note-based lyrics and shouldn't have an extra " " charakter.

Do you think these two items from my wishlist could be implemented in one of the next updates? This would be great! Thanks for considering!

Greetings from germany
Ulrich

Ulrich #799948 02/13/24 10:56 AM
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See if there is any thing here to help: Ability to receive/send/import/export and YAMAHA arranger XF chord track data (PSR / GENOS)
I know in Reaper you can edit all the Midi text in the piano roll al the bottom just select Text Events.

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