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RealBand® 2020 for Windows® New Features Guide

Summary List of New Features

There are over 20 new features in RealBand 2020, including...

Darker grid lines - Grid lines in Tracks and Audio Edit windows are drawn in a darker color instead of white.

Auto-hide grid lines - RealBand will auto-hide grid lines when they are within a certain number of pixels of each other.

Audio scrub mode - The new audio scrub button in the Audio Edit window lets you click and drag to hear a section of audio.

Shift key for moving multiple volume or pan sliders -Moving a volume slider while pressing the Shift key also moves other selected tracks’ sliders.  This applies to Tracks and Mixer windows.

Master Vol/Chorus/Rev Saved to SEQ - Master Volume, Chorus, and Reverb are now saved to .SEQ files.

Transpose dialog improvements - The transpose dialog has semitones combo box to set the number of semitones and it no longer requires a Yes/No question regarding semitones when you exit the dialog.

New Choose Riff dialog setting - There is a new setting in the MultiRiff dialog to generate either Audio, MIDI (if RealChart available), or both.

Comments status indicator - Red lines will be drawn around the Comments button on the toolbar when the Comments window contains comments.

Auto-launch Comments window - There is a checkbox in the Comments window to enable/disable the automatic launching of comments when a song is loaded.

New Audio Harmonies - New audio harmonies uses elastique instead of IVL/TC-Helicon routines.

Hide/Show button in DirectX/VST window - The window now has a button to hide or show the top half of the window.

Notation Enhancement - The “N” mode (keystroke notation entry) now has “M” to enter an additional note a third above and “R” to enter a rest.

Auto-set track type to drums - When loading in a MusicXML file that was saved by either RealBand or Band-in-a-Box, the notation track type will be set to drums, if the track in the XML file is drums.

Drum notation saved to MusicXML - RealBand can save a drum track as drum notation to MusicXML.  It will also be able to reload drum notation tracks from MusicXML if the file was saved by RealBand or Band-in-a-Box.

Hammer-on/pull-off/slide to MusicXML - Hammer-on, pull-off, and slide will be saved to MusicXML.

Additional MusicXML file types are supported - You can open .mxl (a compressed format) and .musicxml files, in addition to .xml files.

RealTracks Thickening and Panning - When you select multiple RealTracks on the same track and have them play simultaneously, you can set the stereo panning (-64 to +64) for each sub-track.

Panning added for Multiple RealTracks on a Track for Songs, Styles, and RealTracks - Some demo songs, styles, and RealTracks have multiple RealTracks on the same track with the stereo panning set for each sub-track.

The StylePicker window size and position is saved between sessions.

Artist Browser - Clicking on the RealTracks Picker or RealDrums Picker, or pressing the new [Artist Bio] button opens the Artist Browser.  This dialog lists all artists and the instruments they play, shows the biography of the artist, and has an ability to list all the RealTracks that the selected artist plays.

More filter options in RealTracks Picker - Three filters have been added for Instrument (e.g. acoustic guitar), Instrument Family (e.g. any guitar), and Custom Instrument Range.

300 RealDrums Transcriptions -Now most RealDrums have RealCharts (transcriptions) with Drum Notation, which can be viewed by filtering “RealDrums with RealCharts” in the RealDrums Picker.

Custom style settings don’t interfere with song settings - If you have customized track settings of a song (e.g. by overriding the settings in a style and putting a different RealTracks), the program will now ignore the settings in the style that might affect the sound (such as custom panning, reverb, double-time, etc.).

Enhanced stretching and audio harmony - The latest version 3.3.0 of Elastique and 1.04 of Harmony from are included.

And more!

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