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Re: The Conductor

Slyvonzo Entraprises
 

I know...too much work. Had to merger.


On Sun, Feb 14, 2021, 5:56 PM IAN GRAHAM via groups.io <idgraham=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hallo, all

I am trying for the first time to use The Conductor. I don't remember
seeing it discussed here before. Maybe it is one of those 'clever'
features that is very little used ?

Anyway, I am actually failing to make it work at all ! I have attempted
to set it to QWERTY  input 'T' - 'go to next part marker'. In the
Conductor window I have ticked  'Enable control by QWERTY keys' and
enabled the button 'Next Part Marker'. If I set a song running, and then
press T, I get a pop-up box message  'Mode is changed to to Next Part
Marker' , but there's absolutely no effect on playback.

If I could get it to work, I would then go on to try to set a Midi
Keyboard key as input, but one step at a time.

What I'm actually trying to experiment with is, not playback of an
entire arrangement, but setting up a drums-only 'song', which I could
use as accompaniment to exploratory live play around specific material;
and I hope(d) the 'go to next part marker' might be a way of inserting a
drum kick at will.

If anyone is familiar with the feature and can suggest what else I need
to do, I'd be grateful to hear. ( I am NOT asking you, David, to
undertake new research on my behalf ! )

Sincerely

Ian G

Wales UK









Re: A Real-Tracks INSTRUMENTS database

Chris Welch <chris.welch@...>
 

Does something like this help (not all the .sty have a description but..., displays style file name followed by the memo if it is available):

/c/bb 508% for style in `find . -name \*.sty` ; do echo -n "$style:";strings $style | head -1; done

./Styles/!byrdtri.sty:0!ByrdTri - trio - Bossa w/ Nyl.Guitar!, b,drs-br
./Styles/-JiterBg.sty:AStRayShuf blues less busy (ac.p,el.b,el.g,Drs, Organ) - RealDrums
./Styles/34bgslow.sty:@34BG Slow - Bluegrass Waltz - ac.g, banjo, mandolin, ac.b, drums
./Styles/68newage.sty:=6/8 NewAge - Folk Country - ac.g, nyl.g, el.b, drums, Kalimba
./Styles/90Bal+.sty:dddddddd
./Styles/90Bal2.sty:C_Island Country Rock Style
./Styles/Aaron+.sty:dddddddd
./Styles/Aaron2.sty:C_Patty Country Rock Style
./Styles/acapel34.sty:1Acapel34 3/4 tempos  Choir. Use w/har #s 136 -139
./Styles/acapela.sty:4A Cappella 4 part Choir. @b bass roots. Har 136 -139
./Styles/acballad.sty:0Acoustic Ballad  (mando, guitar, fiddle, b &drs)
./Styles/af68mod.sty:dddddddd
./Styles/afrcub68.sty:8Afro Cuban 6/8 - 2bar rhythm pattern - p,b,d,nyl.g, str.
./Styles/afro2sw1.sty:%afro12/8@'a' - 4/4 swing@'b' -- p/b/d
./Styles/afrosal.sty:dddddddd
./Styles/ag_alex.sty:
./Styles/ag_bish.sty:AG_BISH STY Total Gospel Style
./Styles/ag_cross.sty:p
./Styles/ag_oland.sty:AG_OLAND STY Total Gospel Style
./Styles/ag_thom.sty:AG_THOM STY Total Gospel Style
./Styles/ahmad1.sty:
./Styles/alanis1.sty:4Arena Rock - Hi Pno 8ths/B/PwrDr/Stg/EP +DistGtr@'b'
./Styles/alberti.sty:5Alberti Clasical piano accompaniment style. Even 8ths
./Styles/alfavil2.sty:GAlfaVil2 - 80s synth style - Poly synth, el. p, mt. g, drums, slap bass
./Styles/altfolk.sty:?Alt Folk - Sw.16ths -Drums, E Bass, A Gtr, banjo, & piano at B.
./Styles/altrock1.sty:,AltRock1 - Ac.Gtr@'a'/b/d/synth + E.gtr @'b'
./Styles/altrock3.sty:+AltRock3 - Bass+drums@'a' - add el.gtrs@'b'
./Styles/answers.sty:2new age style (lostg/d/warmpad/ac.gtr+bellpad@'b')
......

?

On 2021-02-16 11:54 a.m., Robert Birkeland wrote:

i WILL SOON HAVE SUGGESTIONS OF HOW WE CAN BUILD THIS DATABASE TOGETHER

Things would be very easy if PGMusic had a text-file of all the MEMOS..

the MEMOS that comes with every STYle....but they tell me they don't.

So to make this database I got to have all the MEMOS,(the styles with REAL instr. + STYles with REAL +MIDI) and edit them , so they can be inported into the database

f.ex...here are the MEMOS of _BEBOPBM.STY + _BECKLEY.STY :

_BEBOPBM.STY. Bebop Trio w/ Country Guitar
All RealTracks. Quartet. *** with Soloist ***Tempo=165 (150-200)
Instruments: Ac.Bass, Ac.Piano, El.Guitar(solo), Drums
RD: Jazz: a: HiHat b: Ride & Snare :Craig Scott
RT752: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz BeBop Sw 190 , Neil Swainson
RT755: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz BeBop Sw 190 , Miles Black
RT1713: Guitar, Electric, Soloist WesternSwingBrent Sw 165 (jazz laid-back timing) , Brent Mason
Memo: This Americana mountain folk RealStyle features a 5-string fiddle playing melodic and held notes. Joining in are two fingerpicking acoustic guitars, acoustic bass, and Americana drums. -Examples: Michigan, Hello In There, Genre "Intensity" Score=50/100
_BECKLEY.STY. Beckley 5-String Fiddle Mtn Folk
All RealTracks. Quintet. Tempo=70 (62-80)
Instruments: Ac.Bass, Fiddle, Ac.Guitar, Ac.Guitar, Drums
RD: AmericanaRoots16th^01-a:Toms, b:Snare :Bryan Owings
RT2877: Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060 , Byron House
RT3157: Fiddle, 5-string, Rhythm AmericanaMountain16thsAndy ev16 070 , Andy Leftwich
RT1676: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 065 , Brent Mason
RT364: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065 , Jason Roller
Memo: This slow and dramatic Celtic waltz features a string pad, acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, and pop waltz drums with brushes. -Examples: Amhran Na Leabhar, Give Me Your Hand, Genre "Intensity" Score=35/100

All this had to edited into this:

_BEBOPBM
752
755
1713
_BECKLEY
2877
3157
1676
364

...now this can be imported into excel.

Converting the database to ACCESS, would make it possible to sort out what STYles the different INTRUMENTS are used in.

---
mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland....user of CUBASE & B-i-a-BOX since 1995

MOBIL: +47-98880117
robert@...
Stadionveien 28, N-5162 Bergen, NORWAY


On 11/02/2021 17:33, David Brusegard wrote:

I got the excel files from his link.  They look very helpful
David

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 7:09 AM Robert Birkeland <robert@...> wrote:
HI BETTER STILL
you can look at the files in my www
LINK:
 
 
mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland, Bergen, NORWAY


On 11/02/2021 15:23, David H. Bailey wrote:

Sounds interesting -- but attachments are stripped for this group, so whatever "this" is did not make it to the group.

Instead, upload it to the files section of the band-in-a-box page at groups.io and then provide a link to it in a message to the group.

David


On 2/11/2021 7:47 AM, Robert Birkeland wrote:
WOULD ANYONE BE INTERESTED IN A INSTRUMENTS DATABASE,,,,,?

In this way you can find out which instruments the different styles uses,

and what styles each instruments can fit into...

this is a short example of what you can see...here in xls-format

if this is converted to ACCESS then it would be more useful.

PG music have no database of what instruments they use for the styles-demos,

but in this way you will have full access

---
mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland , Bergen, NORWAY
www.filtermusik.dk



-- 
*****
David H. Bailey
dhbailey52@...
http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com








Re: A Real-Tracks INSTRUMENTS database

Gudrun Brunot
 

Robert, this is absolutely what I’d love to have access to. I’m visually impaired and use a screenreading program to read, navigate, and execute commands in software, and a lot of the BIAB interface is less than ideally accessible. What you have as an example is a joy to behold.

 

mvh

 

Gudrun

 

 

From: main@Band-In-A-Box.groups.io <main@Band-In-A-Box.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Birkeland
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:54 AM
To: main@band-in-a-box.groups.io
Cc: David H. Bailey <dhbailey52@...>
Subject: Re: [Band-In-A-Box] A Real-Tracks INSTRUMENTS database
Importance: High

 

i WILL SOON HAVE SUGGESTIONS OF HOW WE CAN BUILD THIS DATABASE TOGETHER

Things would be very easy if PGMusic had a text-file of all the MEMOS..

the MEMOS that comes with every STYle....but they tell me they don't.

So to make this database I got to have all the MEMOS,(the styles with REAL instr. + STYles with REAL +MIDI) and edit them , so they can be inported into the database

f.ex...here are the MEMOS of _BEBOPBM.STY + _BECKLEY.STY :

_BEBOPBM.STY. Bebop Trio w/ Country Guitar
All RealTracks. Quartet. *** with Soloist ***Tempo=165 (150-200)
Instruments: Ac.Bass, Ac.Piano, El.Guitar(solo), Drums
RD: Jazz: a: HiHat b: Ride & Snare :Craig Scott
RT752: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz BeBop Sw 190 , Neil Swainson
RT755: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz BeBop Sw 190 , Miles Black
RT1713: Guitar, Electric, Soloist WesternSwingBrent Sw 165 (jazz laid-back timing) , Brent Mason
Memo: This Americana mountain folk RealStyle features a 5-string fiddle playing melodic and held notes. Joining in are two fingerpicking acoustic guitars, acoustic bass, and Americana drums. -Examples: Michigan, Hello In There, Genre "Intensity" Score=50/100
_BECKLEY.STY. Beckley 5-String Fiddle Mtn Folk
All RealTracks. Quintet. Tempo=70 (62-80)
Instruments: Ac.Bass, Fiddle, Ac.Guitar, Ac.Guitar, Drums
RD: AmericanaRoots16th^01-a:Toms, b:Snare :Bryan Owings
RT2877: Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060 , Byron House
RT3157: Fiddle, 5-string, Rhythm AmericanaMountain16thsAndy ev16 070 , Andy Leftwich
RT1676: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 065 , Brent Mason
RT364: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065 , Jason Roller
Memo: This slow and dramatic Celtic waltz features a string pad, acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, and pop waltz drums with brushes. -Examples: Amhran Na Leabhar, Give Me Your Hand, Genre "Intensity" Score=35/100

All this had to edited into this:

_BEBOPBM
752
755
1713
_BECKLEY
2877
3157
1676
364

...now this can be imported into excel.

Converting the database to ACCESS, would make it possible to sort out what STYles the different INTRUMENTS are used in.

---

mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland....user of CUBASE & B-i-a-BOX since 1995


MOBIL: +47-98880117
robert@...

Stadionveien 28, N-5162 Bergen, NORWAY

 

On 11/02/2021 17:33, David Brusegard wrote:

I got the excel files from his link.  They look very helpful

David

 

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 7:09 AM Robert Birkeland <robert@...> wrote:

HI BETTER STILL

you can look at the files in my www

LINK:

 

 

mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland, Bergen, NORWAY

 

On 11/02/2021 15:23, David H. Bailey wrote:

Sounds interesting -- but attachments are stripped for this group, so whatever "this" is did not make it to the group.

Instead, upload it to the files section of the band-in-a-box page at groups.io and then provide a link to it in a message to the group.

David


On 2/11/2021 7:47 AM, Robert Birkeland wrote:

WOULD ANYONE BE INTERESTED IN A INSTRUMENTS DATABASE,,,,,?

In this way you can find out which instruments the different styles uses,

and what styles each instruments can fit into...

this is a short example of what you can see...here in xls-format

if this is converted to ACCESS then it would be more useful.

PG music have no database of what instruments they use for the styles-demos,

but in this way you will have full access

---
mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland , Bergen, NORWAY
www.filtermusik.dk



-- 
*****
David H. Bailey
dhbailey52@...
http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com




 

 


Re: A Real-Tracks INSTRUMENTS database

Robert Birkeland
 

i WILL SOON HAVE SUGGESTIONS OF HOW WE CAN BUILD THIS DATABASE TOGETHER

Things would be very easy if PGMusic had a text-file of all the MEMOS..

the MEMOS that comes with every STYle....but they tell me they don't.

So to make this database I got to have all the MEMOS,(the styles with REAL instr. + STYles with REAL +MIDI) and edit them , so they can be inported into the database

f.ex...here are the MEMOS of _BEBOPBM.STY + _BECKLEY.STY :

_BEBOPBM.STY. Bebop Trio w/ Country Guitar
All RealTracks. Quartet. *** with Soloist ***Tempo=165 (150-200)
Instruments: Ac.Bass, Ac.Piano, El.Guitar(solo), Drums
RD: Jazz: a: HiHat b: Ride & Snare :Craig Scott
RT752: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz BeBop Sw 190 , Neil Swainson
RT755: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz BeBop Sw 190 , Miles Black
RT1713: Guitar, Electric, Soloist WesternSwingBrent Sw 165 (jazz laid-back timing) , Brent Mason
Memo: This Americana mountain folk RealStyle features a 5-string fiddle playing melodic and held notes. Joining in are two fingerpicking acoustic guitars, acoustic bass, and Americana drums. -Examples: Michigan, Hello In There, Genre "Intensity" Score=50/100
_BECKLEY.STY. Beckley 5-String Fiddle Mtn Folk
All RealTracks. Quintet. Tempo=70 (62-80)
Instruments: Ac.Bass, Fiddle, Ac.Guitar, Ac.Guitar, Drums
RD: AmericanaRoots16th^01-a:Toms, b:Snare :Bryan Owings
RT2877: Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060 , Byron House
RT3157: Fiddle, 5-string, Rhythm AmericanaMountain16thsAndy ev16 070 , Andy Leftwich
RT1676: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 065 , Brent Mason
RT364: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065 , Jason Roller
Memo: This slow and dramatic Celtic waltz features a string pad, acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, and pop waltz drums with brushes. -Examples: Amhran Na Leabhar, Give Me Your Hand, Genre "Intensity" Score=35/100

All this had to edited into this:

_BEBOPBM
752
755
1713
_BECKLEY
2877
3157
1676
364

...now this can be imported into excel.

Converting the database to ACCESS, would make it possible to sort out what STYles the different INTRUMENTS are used in.

---
mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland....user of CUBASE & B-i-a-BOX since 1995

MOBIL: +47-98880117
robert@...
Stadionveien 28, N-5162 Bergen, NORWAY
www.filtermusik.dk


On 11/02/2021 17:33, David Brusegard wrote:

I got the excel files from his link.  They look very helpful
David

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 7:09 AM Robert Birkeland <robert@...> wrote:
HI BETTER STILL
you can look at the files in my www
LINK:
 
 
mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland, Bergen, NORWAY


On 11/02/2021 15:23, David H. Bailey wrote:

Sounds interesting -- but attachments are stripped for this group, so whatever "this" is did not make it to the group.

Instead, upload it to the files section of the band-in-a-box page at groups.io and then provide a link to it in a message to the group.

David


On 2/11/2021 7:47 AM, Robert Birkeland wrote:
WOULD ANYONE BE INTERESTED IN A INSTRUMENTS DATABASE,,,,,?

In this way you can find out which instruments the different styles uses,

and what styles each instruments can fit into...

this is a short example of what you can see...here in xls-format

if this is converted to ACCESS then it would be more useful.

PG music have no database of what instruments they use for the styles-demos,

but in this way you will have full access

---
mvh/regards
Robert Birkeland , Bergen, NORWAY
www.filtermusik.dk



-- 
*****
David H. Bailey
dhbailey52@...
http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com








Re: BIAB automated transposing including melody

Arthur Trinchera
 

Exactly what I needed. Thanks Chuck!
Under copy special.
Arthur

On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 4:49 PM Chuck Wiggins <cwiggins999@...> wrote:
Just get the song file for "Giant Step" :-)

Go to "Edit/Copy From...To" and you can copy a section of the song X number of times and transpose each copy a specific number of semitones. 


Re: BIAB automated transposing including melody

Chuck Wiggins
 

Just get the song file for "Giant Step" :-)

Go to "Edit/Copy From...To" and you can copy a section of the song X number of times and transpose each copy a specific number of semitones. 


BIAB automated transposing including melody

Arthur Trinchera
 

Hey everyone!
I  like to make lick practice exercises in all twelve keys but am too dense, I guess, to find the easiest way to do this.
Say I have a ii V7 ! like in 4 bars and want to change keys every 4 bars. Its easy enough to punch in the next four bars in another key
but haven't found a way for biab to automate this along with the melody. it seems I should be able to at least copy and paste the chords and melody at the same time and transpose it.
I'd rather not have to rewrite the lick or have to select and drag for each key.
What am I missing? How would you guys do it?
Thank you so much in advance!
Arthur


Re: Melody Line to Realtrack

Roy Collingwood
 

Thanks for that bit, I've been concentrating on realbands first.

Roy

On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 19:09 Chuck Wiggins, <cwiggins999@...> wrote:
You can also create the MIDI track in BiaB. The program was MIDI-only for the first 15 years, until RealTracks came out in 2006. So there is a lot of MIDI functionality - piano roll, real time, or notation entry, etc. A lot of the MIDI style demos have MIDI melodies on the Melody or Soloist track, if you want to see examples. The MIDI support side isn't as "snazzy" as dedicated programs like MuseScore and Finale, so just depends upon your expectations and what you are after. 


Re: Melody Line to Realtrack

Hayward Martin
 

Roy,

You can also import a melody from an existing MIDI file, as well as import the chords from a MIDI.  It's much improved in BIAB 2021.

Both options are available under the File menu/import option.

Hayward


From: main@Band-In-A-Box.groups.io <main@Band-In-A-Box.groups.io> on behalf of Roy Collingwood <roy@...>
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 11:39:04 AM
To: main@band-in-a-box.groups.io <main@band-in-a-box.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Band-In-A-Box] melody line to realtrack
 
Thanks all for that.
It was in my mind, that I often sing a few verses, then have a verse
as a instrurnental, I guess, I'll have do it as a midi track.
Are midi tracks easy to create? or do I need something like Anvile Studeo?

Roy


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On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 16:04, David H. Bailey <dhbailey52@...> wrote:
>
> On 2/15/2021 10:08 AM, Roy Collingwood wrote:
> > This might be a silly question, I have just purchased a copy of 2021
> > band in a box/realband
> > Is it possible to put my own melody line onto a realtrack?
>
> Hayward's answered you correctly that you can't record a melody into a
> realtrack.  Unless you're creating your own realtrack, a capability that
> has been included in recent versions of BIAB.  You must realize, though,
> that the purpose of realtracks is to provide backing tracks, so I'm not
> sure how you would handle trying to record your own realtrack with the
> melody.
>
> The reason is that realtracks are pre-recorded licks played by humans.
> They're not single notes as in a sampler or soft-synth where each note
> of a particular instrument is recorded (once or several different times
> for different articulations and volume levels) and edited so it can be
> used with other notes to create a seamless melodic line.
>
> But you can record your own melody as an audio file.
>
>
> --
> *****
> David H. Bailey
> dhbailey52@...
> http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com
>
>
>
>
>






Re: Melody Line to Realtrack

Chuck Wiggins
 

You can also create the MIDI track in BiaB. The program was MIDI-only for the first 15 years, until RealTracks came out in 2006. So there is a lot of MIDI functionality - piano roll, real time, or notation entry, etc. A lot of the MIDI style demos have MIDI melodies on the Melody or Soloist track, if you want to see examples. The MIDI support side isn't as "snazzy" as dedicated programs like MuseScore and Finale, so just depends upon your expectations and what you are after. 


Re: Melody Line to Realtrack

David H. Bailey
 

The answer to your question about how easy it is to create a midi track is "it depends."

One thing you can do is to use a notation program like MuseScore (great notation program, totally free) to copy the melody from the songbook, entering it as notes just as it appears in the book, and then save/export it from MuseScore to a midi file or to a MusicXML file, and then import that into the Melody track of your BIAB file. You'll need to mess around with the settings, etc. to get the melody to play only on a particular pass through the song.

Good luck!
David

On 2/15/2021 11:39 AM, Roy Collingwood wrote:
Thanks all for that.
It was in my mind, that I often sing a few verses, then have a verse
as a instrurnental, I guess, I'll have do it as a midi track.
Are midi tracks easy to create? or do I need something like Anvile Studeo?
Roy
A banker is someone who lends you an umbrella when the sun is shining,
and who asks for it back when it starts to rain.
Come visit me:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDLojqzxVRIZufWAbc9cVrg?view_as=subscriber
www.roycollingwood.co.uk
On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 16:04, David H. Bailey <dhbailey52@comcast.net> wrote:

On 2/15/2021 10:08 AM, Roy Collingwood wrote:
This might be a silly question, I have just purchased a copy of 2021
band in a box/realband
Is it possible to put my own melody line onto a realtrack?
Hayward's answered you correctly that you can't record a melody into a
realtrack. Unless you're creating your own realtrack, a capability that
has been included in recent versions of BIAB. You must realize, though,
that the purpose of realtracks is to provide backing tracks, so I'm not
sure how you would handle trying to record your own realtrack with the
melody.

The reason is that realtracks are pre-recorded licks played by humans.
They're not single notes as in a sampler or soft-synth where each note
of a particular instrument is recorded (once or several different times
for different articulations and volume levels) and edited so it can be
used with other notes to create a seamless melodic line.

But you can record your own melody as an audio file.


--
*****
David H. Bailey
dhbailey52@comcast.net
http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com




--
*****
David H. Bailey
dhbailey52@comcast.net
http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com


Re: Melody Line to Realtrack

Roy Collingwood
 

Thanks all for that.
It was in my mind, that I often sing a few verses, then have a verse
as a instrurnental, I guess, I'll have do it as a midi track.
Are midi tracks easy to create? or do I need something like Anvile Studeo?

Roy


A banker is someone who lends you an umbrella when the sun is shining,
and who asks for it back when it starts to rain.
Come visit me:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDLojqzxVRIZufWAbc9cVrg?view_as=subscriber
www.roycollingwood.co.uk

On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 16:04, David H. Bailey <dhbailey52@comcast.net> wrote:

On 2/15/2021 10:08 AM, Roy Collingwood wrote:
This might be a silly question, I have just purchased a copy of 2021
band in a box/realband
Is it possible to put my own melody line onto a realtrack?
Hayward's answered you correctly that you can't record a melody into a
realtrack. Unless you're creating your own realtrack, a capability that
has been included in recent versions of BIAB. You must realize, though,
that the purpose of realtracks is to provide backing tracks, so I'm not
sure how you would handle trying to record your own realtrack with the
melody.

The reason is that realtracks are pre-recorded licks played by humans.
They're not single notes as in a sampler or soft-synth where each note
of a particular instrument is recorded (once or several different times
for different articulations and volume levels) and edited so it can be
used with other notes to create a seamless melodic line.

But you can record your own melody as an audio file.


--
*****
David H. Bailey
dhbailey52@comcast.net
http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com





Re: Melody Line to Realtrack

David H. Bailey
 

On 2/15/2021 10:08 AM, Roy Collingwood wrote:
This might be a silly question, I have just purchased a copy of 2021 band in a box/realband
Is it possible to put my own melody line onto a realtrack?
Hayward's answered you correctly that you can't record a melody into a realtrack. Unless you're creating your own realtrack, a capability that has been included in recent versions of BIAB. You must realize, though, that the purpose of realtracks is to provide backing tracks, so I'm not sure how you would handle trying to record your own realtrack with the melody.

The reason is that realtracks are pre-recorded licks played by humans. They're not single notes as in a sampler or soft-synth where each note of a particular instrument is recorded (once or several different times for different articulations and volume levels) and edited so it can be used with other notes to create a seamless melodic line.

But you can record your own melody as an audio file.


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Re: Melody Line to Realtrack

Chuck Wiggins
 

No. Realtracks are musical phrases played by real musicians, and BiaB arranges/transposes/time shifts them to provide a backing track for a song - rhythms and solos. But you can't tell them what melody to play. You can do that with MIDI tracks, but you sacrifice the realism unless you have really good MIDI instruments and spend time on editing the phrasing, etc.


Re: Melody Line to Realtrack

Hayward Martin
 

I don’t believe that’s possible.  However you can directly record your own Melody track as an audio track.  

 

You can also, create your own “user tracks”, which are like your own custom “Real Tracks”, to use just like regular “Real Tracks”.  Hayward

 

 

 

From: Roy Collingwood
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 10:08 AM
To: main@Band-In-A-Box.groups.io
Subject: [Band-In-A-Box] melody line to realtrack

 

This might be a silly question, I have just purchased a copy of 2021 band in a box/realband
Is it possible to put my own melody line onto a realtrack?

Roy

 


Band in a Box Tips & Tricks

Kofi & Mimi in Ghana
 

While it is easy to get a basic backing track going,,band in a box can do a lot more than that and a lot more than software alternatives similar to Band in a Box, such as iReal Pro.

In this tutorial, you will have a look at some of the ways I use Band in a Box for jazz guitar practice, starting with a review of the basics.

https://baninii.com/2021/02/15/2650/


Melody Line to Realtrack

Roy Collingwood
 

This might be a silly question, I have just purchased a copy of 2021 band in a box/realband
Is it possible to put my own melody line onto a realtrack?

Roy


Re: Link to Cakewalk

Bill
 

I just discovered that Garrigus is on Facebook now and is an active participant in the Cakewalk/Bandlab group. It looks like he is using his FB homepage much like he use his Digifreq news group. You can follow him on FB through his "Follow" button.

https://www.facebook.com/ScottGarrigus


Re: Midi vs Real Tracks (cont'd) #RealTracks

Chuck Wiggins
 

On my installation, there's a C:\bb\RealTracks\Data folder that contains 3 folders with RealDrum, Style, and HiQ Demos. So I would assume those should not have WMA files replaced/removed. The "Styles Demos Audio has over 10,000 files. There is a file icon on the Stylesheet player control that does mention downloading a file if it's an URL or showing the file if it's already on the local file system.



On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 1:48 PM David H. Bailey <dhbailey52@...> wrote:
On 2/14/2021 1:24 PM, Bo Stottlemyer wrote:
> I tried moving WMA files to different folder.  Now I can't preview the
> styles.  I also tried changing the WMA extensions to wm1.  No dice.  But
> thanks for your suggestion.

That's very curious because I thought the preview files were either .wav
or .mp3 files that got downloaded each time we click "preview" in the
style picker.

Oh well, at least according to other posts on this subject you can put
the .wma files back in the same folder with the .wav files and trust
that biab is using the .wav files when it compiles your song files.


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Re: Midi vs Real Tracks (cont'd) #RealTracks

David H. Bailey
 

On 2/14/2021 1:24 PM, Bo Stottlemyer wrote:
I tried moving WMA files to different folder.  Now I can't preview the styles.  I also tried changing the WMA extensions to wm1.  No dice.  But thanks for your suggestion.
That's very curious because I thought the preview files were either .wav or .mp3 files that got downloaded each time we click "preview" in the style picker.

Oh well, at least according to other posts on this subject you can put the .wma files back in the same folder with the .wav files and trust that biab is using the .wav files when it compiles your song files.


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