Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: muzikluver
Originally Posted By: silvertones
Btw also drop the use of biab. I did 10 years ago. Learn RB it does more than biab.The xml file should work the same. Before you import turn all bb tracks in RB to regular tracks.This should give you the whole song in midi format.Right click on a track in RB and generate any Real track. Forget about styles for RT. Just add 1 track at a time with musicians you want not those dictated by the style.
It may be desirable to drop BiaB and only use for songs that are ready for final production or that are close to that stage. But BiaB is very useful for working out the kinks in a song that is just being developed. For example, figuring out which chord progression sounds best for a particular section of the song or if one or more notes in a section should be modified to find out if they sound better than the current notes in that section. Because BiaB's track generation only takes seconds in comparison to the minutes that RB takes, making such changes in BiaB and listening to the quickly-generated results makes a lot more sense to me than doing this in RB.
I agree with you regarding continuing use of BIAB rather than using RB exclusively. You and Silvertones likely have very different workflow from each other. Besides the benefit you express above, there are many other elements of BIAB Silvertones and others may not use that with your workflow and creative techniques may find to be beneficial.
For instance, you use melodies in your projects and perhaps may want to make your melody more interesting and decide to use multiple instruments on the melody track. Both BIAB and RB have multiple ways to do this. However, BIAB is faster and more efficient. It's easier to search/find and audition instruments in BIAB over RealBand. (BIAB and RB share the same list of styles, but not the same StylePicker. The BIAB StylePicker is more advanced, faster and more efficient.) It is also much easier with BIAB to select and place the various instruments onto the Melody Track using either of two methods to do so.
You will be the one to ultimately decide what method suits you best.
How to: Using Playable RealTracks in the Notation Window of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows
With the release of Band-in-a-Box 2022, we added Playable RealTracks! These allows you to add MIDI notes to the same RealTrack that is playing, either at the same time, or alternating back and forth. This means you can get the RealTracks to play the notes you want at key parts of the performance, either augmenting or replacing what the RealTracks is playing, for the section you want to change.
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