Thanks, Charlie. That makes a lot of sense, so I will give it a try on a few songs that could use better control. I'm still only a few months into BiaB, but had found a few settings in the Select Soloist dialog that also seem to influence phrasing of RealTracks - Fill% and trade 8's, I believe. I was hoping "Around Melody" would work, as that's the scenario where I often want to bring in horn parts - to embelish around a vocal or melody part. So I tried a ouple of options of putting a simple MIDI melody in, but it didn't affect the RealTrack soloist.

Chuck Wiggins

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