Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 737
mrgeeze Offline OP
Journeyman
OP Offline
Journeyman
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 737
Trying to make a simple leadsheet to follow a set of changes. Cadence practice on bass.

I'm most of the way there but don't seem to be able to get rid of two things

If you look at the attached screen shot my objectives are.

1. Get rid of the first 2 lines of the lead sheet (the ones with the staffs/clefs). I don't want/needthem.
2. Lead sheet is duplicating each line...
Wonder if the 2 things are linked.

I believe I've tried most everything in the 2 drop down option windows but I'm clearly missing something.

Its 100 bars of changes and I'm trying to squish it on a single page pdf. I could use the real estate these two items

Thanks in advance.

btw, I've crashed the program a couple of times and get long spinning "hourglass" (or whatever it is in mac world) working on this part of the arrangement. Happy to have the auto-recover feature recently implemented..... Don't know if this crashing is isolated or something already observed.

Attached Files (Click to download or enlarge) (Only available when you are logged in)
Last edited by mrgeeze; 02/20/24 08:37 AM.

biab2023(Mac)
Logic Pro X
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,972
PG Music Staff
Offline
PG Music Staff
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,972
The line duplication is very strange. Can you please send us that song file (support@pgmusic.com) and reference this forum thread?


Andrew
PG Music Inc.
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,972
PG Music Staff
Offline
PG Music Staff
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,972
In your screenshot it seems to be showing you two tracks even though you just have one selected, I'm not sure why. Try selecting the Melody track in the drop-down menu (instead of Bass), and/or click on the + button and select Remote Extras. Also, you could go into the Leadsheet options dialog and click Restore defaults. That would likely take care of the overlapping text areas.

Here is what the leadsheet looks like in my testing (see attached)

Attached Files (Click to download or enlarge) (Only available when you are logged in)
leadsheet.png (727.28 KB, 9 downloads)

Andrew
PG Music Inc.
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 737
mrgeeze Offline OP
Journeyman
OP Offline
Journeyman
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 737
Andrew,
Yours certainly looks a lot more useful than mine.
I did as you suggested and it made some difference.

I also changed bars per line to 4 (vice 8) and that smoothed things up a bit also.
When I went back to 8 the doubling behavior was gone.
A semi-reset to default if you will

I rarely make a sheet from an arrangement.
This piece is an exercise I expect to be working on for awhile.
I reckon in a few days I'll have it mostly memorized

One item you might point me toward fixing. The measure/part marker steps all over the chord change in the particular measure they both appear. Is there away I can adjust the part marker location (mostly up/down.

Thanks for the useful info.

Geeze


biab2023(Mac)
Logic Pro X
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,972
PG Music Staff
Offline
PG Music Staff
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,972
There is a setting in the Print options dialog.

"#Bar numbers below by" Set to 1 (closest to the staff) and close the dialog. If you don't want to display part markers at all you would need to set "display bar numbers" to none.

You could also reduce the number of staves per page in the Leadsheet options dialog. I set it to 10 staves per page at a font size of 160% and it appears fine.

Attached Files (Click to download or enlarge) (Only available when you are logged in)
leadsheet2.png (163.94 KB, 27 downloads)

Andrew
PG Music Inc.
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 737
mrgeeze Offline OP
Journeyman
OP Offline
Journeyman
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 737
Seems like I’m working near the edge of the designer.
Cramming 96 measures on a single page is a lot to ask.
The results are good enough for study sake.

Thanks, for your help.


biab2023(Mac)
Logic Pro X
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Today!

Add updated printing options, enhanced tracks settings, smoother use of MGU and SGU (BB files) within PowerTracks, and more with the latest PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 update!

Learn more about this free update for PowerTracks Pro Audio & download it at www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_pt.htm#2024_5

The Newest RealBand 2024 Update is Here!

The newest RealBand 2024 Build 5 update is now available!

Download and install this to your RealBand 2024 for updated print options, streamlined loading and saving of .SGU & MGU (BB) files, and to add a number of program adjustments that address user-reported bugs and concerns.

This free update is available to all RealBand 2024 users. To learn more about this update and download it, head to www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#20245

The Band-in-a-Box® Flash Drive Backup Option

Today (April 5) is National Flash Drive Day!

Did you know... not only can you download your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase - you can also choose to add a flash drive backup copy with the installation files for only $15? It even comes with a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

For the larger Band-in-a-Box® packages (UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition), the hard drive backup copy is available for only $25. This will include a preinstalled and ready to use program, along with your installation files.

Backup copies are offered during the checkout process on our website.

Already purchased your e-delivery version, and now you wish you had a backup copy? It's not too late! If your purchase was for the current version of Band-in-a-Box®, you can still reach out to our team directly to place your backup copy order!

Note: the Band-in-a-Box® keychain is only included with flash drive backup copies, and cannot be purchased separately.

Handy flash drive tip: Always try plugging in a USB device the wrong way first? If your flash drive (or other USB plug) doesn't have a symbol to indicate which way is up, look for the side with a seam on the metal connector (it only has a line across one side) - that's the side that either faces down or to the left, depending on your port placement.

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows® Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows for free with build 1111!

With this update, there's more control when saving images from the Print Preview window, we've added defaults to the MultiPicker for sorting and font size, updated printing options, updated RealTracks and other content, and addressed user-reported issues with the StylePicker, MIDI Soloists, key signature changes, and more!

Learn more about this free update for Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#1111

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 Review: 4.75 out of 5 Stars!

If you're looking for a in-depth review of the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows version, you'll definitely find it with Sound-Guy's latest review, Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows Review: Incredible new capabilities to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs.

A few excerpts:
"The Tracks view is possibly the single most powerful addition in 2024 and opens up a new way to edit and generate accompaniments. Combined with the new MultiPicker Library Window, it makes BIAB nearly perfect as an 'intelligent' composer/arranger program."

"MIDI SuperTracks partial generation showing six variations – each time the section is generated it can be instantly auditioned, re-generated or backed out to a previous generation – and you can do this with any track type. This is MAJOR! This takes musical experimentation and honing an arrangement to a new level, and faster than ever."

"Band in a Box continues to be an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs, as well as an extensive educational resource. It is huge, with hundreds of functions, more than any one person is likely to ever use. Yet, so is any DAW that I have used. BIAB can do some things that no DAW does, and this year BIAB has more DAW-like functions than ever."

Convenient Ways to Listen to Band-in-a-Box® Songs Created by Program Users!

The User Showcase Forum is an excellent place to share your Band-in-a-Box® songs and listen to songs other program users are creating!

There are other places you can listen to these songs too! Visit our User Showcase page to sort by genre, artist (forum name), song title, and date - each listing will direct you to the forum post for that song.

If you'd rather listen to these songs in one place, head to our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, where you'll have the option to select the genre playlist for your listening pleasure. This page has SoundCloud built in, so it won't redirect you. We've also added the link to the Artists SoundCloud page here, and a link to their forum post.

We hope you find some inspiration from this amazing collection of User Showcase Songs!

Congratulations to the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

We've just announced the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

There are 45 winners, each receiving a Band-in-a-Box 2024 UltraPAK! Read the official announcement to see if you've won.

Our User Showcase Forum receives more than 50 posts per day, with people sharing their Band-in-a-Box songs and providing feedback for other songs posted.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed!

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,552
Posts734,334
Members38,489
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
michel vermeulen, Mikanh132, ABE, Nancy Gochnauer, Frank G
38,489 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 186
DC Ron 112
dcuny 97
Today's Birthdays
90 dB, jestlykme, Joop Witteman
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5