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Glad we helped .. sometimes I feel like this forum IS the manual for RB.
/faster just to ask most of the time
//I've been on with Support and they were like "you could do that in RB previously?"
///They do their best, but yeah, RB is not well documented if you want to get the most out of it, it's very capable but takes some effort

FWIW I'm not paying "$29.95 with a 10% discount for Real Band subgroup forum members only" for the trifold manual .. what kind of discounts do contributing members get?
A PDF version would be even better
I do support the idea as it could save me a lot of typing ..
For how many you'd sell, maybe you could donate it to PGMusic so they can add it to the manual, and they offer you free upgrades in return .. I'd probably try that path first
You'd have to sell 15 trifold manuals to cover next years upgrade alone .. minus printing costs


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(just posting this as the first post in rb forum celebrating with my new eyesight im ecstatic with the surgeons. apologies but im over the moon. )

anyway a music producer once told me if you want to do songs be prepared to get down into the muck and dig deep into any song creation tool. the guy was exemplary.

any daw ive used was lots of work to ge into.
so rb isnt the only daw where a user must be prepared to dig deep.
i am posting this cos i dont want potential new rb users reading this thread to think. hmm not going to try rb because it sounds complex. which would be sad as there are various things that make rb unique over other products. is it perfect ? nope but nothing else ive tried is either. I'm just trying to be fair.
now rb has 256 tracks and its free and lets remember beatles did their hits on 3 or 4 track recorders eg studer j 37's in studios like abbey costing millions. we are spoilt today by comparison.

after many years and doing a slew of songs with pg rb/biab and another daw i use all i'll say is songs are a load of work hours on end no matter the tool used.
even now i discover things in biab/rb and the other daw i use.
And i also discover new ways to use the pg fx .
i often wonder if users dismiss the pg fx like rb because they are free. the three songs in my sig used only pg fx and ive had only likes so far from 'the normal music consumer'.
who knows why. i just try my best.

i am just very happy to see some of my suggestions be in 2024. some have suggested i am biased towards rb. so be it. Is rb work ? sure. but so are any tools. all i can say is ive never had even one problem with rb with my audio interface.
(same for biab).

viva la rb lol.
keep making music.

om

Last edited by justanoldmuso; 03/09/24 01:36 PM.

New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
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I LOVE Real Band, as I have stated many times.

Many, many, many times.

I would even say I am a super user in that I use it every day and do most of my track generation and even composing from/in it, like jamming on piano to real tracks (e.g, bass and drums) and remembering to always have midi record on. Then, if I hit a cool riff or chord progression, I will let the chord analyzer tell me what I just did, and most of the time I can later cut and paste some of what I recorded in that midi into the final piece. Priceless.

Also, I do ALL all of my recording in it. I just haven't used it for mixing much, because I didn't know how and it was too easy to just move to Cakewalk. But this year, I wanted to figure it out, so I did start digging.

BUT, I want to be able to use it better, and for more things, since there has been a major upgrade, and the manual does not make it easy to figure out the fundamentals.

If you are are directed to this forum to get answers from users, then that is what you will do. I was directed here, to get forum members to explain.

So I did, and they did.

That is the way it works.

Now I get it.

All I really need is what Rob and Bob just said.

So, I am good.

But it was not in manual.

It was here.

I will suggest that the next manual has a two page intro to setting up a board that a two-year-old could understand, which is now in this thread.

By the way, I am the guy who asked for the 256 tracks last year as part of many conversational threads I had with the developers. My argument? I live in Real Band some days and when you are recording 30 vocal takes, 5 guitar parts and 20 takes on some guitar leads, you run out of 48 tracks fast. Real Band is my workhorse, I said. I need more tracks please. Now thanks to PG, who listened, you have them. Personally, I feel locked and loaded now.

So yeah, I know a few things about Real Band.

You're welcome.

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i agree re manual/vids etc need for updating.
there are various other features i would like which i have suggested to pg.
but i'm not complaining as things stand.
one major thing i would like to see particularly for new users is more commonalty between bb and rb. to lessen the learning cycle for new users.
for example i like how handy the right click menu in rb is and would like the same in bb.

lol...if i get in a nit picking mood i remind myself that if one wanted
to own a recording studio in the 1960's one had to be very rich to do so due to the high costs.
and even then one would only get a few tracks to record on.
yet here we are today whereby someone can get bb and rb with
various session rt's on a flash drive for a 100 bucks.
George Martin would maybe say WHAT ?

happiness.

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New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
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