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Re: Biab 10 : What Note Resolution (ppq) does it support?

Hank Carol Sims <sims@...>
 

I believe that 120 ppq is the correct count.
Hank

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From: Scottyee@aol.com <Scottyee@aol.com>
To: Band-in-a-Box@yahoogroups.com <Band-in-a-Box@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 9:14 PM
Subject: [Band-in-a-Box] Biab 10 : What Note Resolution (ppq) does it
support?


Hi all,

An important factor which allows you to create the most "realistic
sounding" styles possible lies in the maximum note resolution (ppq:
parts per quarter note) supported by the software program. If the
note resolution (quantization) is too low, then it cannot capture the
subtle timing nuances of your playing.

Most all midi software sequencers support at least 92 parts/quarter
note as a bare minimum standard and most all current sequencers
support MUCH MUCH higher note resolutions (384 ppq and up).

Can someone tell me the note resolution (ppq) Band In A Box version
10 supports?

Thanks in advance.

Scott



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Re: thanks for respond to the crack....^^

jenyuan@...
 

dear group:

Thanks for everyone concerning the issue about crack......since i
myself is never a computer nerd, it's always nice to know what those
techno term stand for.....on behalf of myself, I do not think that's
really a nice way to have program, guess that might hurt all those
author's efforts & feeling...^^but, well, considering that there's a
bit of serendipity of life...who knows, maybe someone we wouldn't
have those thing called 'crack' anymore....meanwhile, best wishes to
all those authors who develop music programs!

Take care,

Band-in-a-box user


Re: Which is better? "BBFinder 4.01" or "Biab Song+Style Launcher 1.12"

Denis Ladouceur <denisl@...>
 

Hi everybody,

Now, many people would like to know which add-on to use ...
It's not easy to awnser to this question...

Each software has their own advantages... Personally, I think that The Style Librarian, BBFinder and Song+Style Launcher are three very usefull tools. You should simply try them all then choose the one which is good for you. There is many ways to do thing, everybody is unique, so... me, Stefano and Stefan have created three differents tools because we simply think differently. And, I think that this is a very nice thing because YOU have the choice... also, the most important thing is that we are not, like most of "bigs" companies, in competition... Every of us (I think :) have put links to all softwares on our homepage.

The fouth software is The SONG Librarian. There is a major difference beetween The SONG Librarian and The STYLE Librarian.

The Style Librarian will help you managing BIAB Styles (works with version 10).

The Song Librarian will help yur manage ALL your stuff including:
(MIDI files, KAR files, SEQ files (PowerTracks files), .WAV files, BIAB Songs and BIAB Styles)

You can use The Song Librarian to manage your BIAB Styles AND your BIAB Songs and The Song Librarian will let you open (select) a song or a style when it is linked with Band-In-A-Box

But, The Song Librarian is mostly a tool for use during LIVE performance. It's contains a ton a features especially designed for LIVE situation. The Song Librarian has been desing by me in 1997 but since the first version, MANY and MANY features have been added to meet all the requests and suggestions from users.

If you use a computer LIVE on stage, The Song Librarian is certainly THE tool to use.

Please note that The Song Librarian can be use alone to play .MID, .KAR and .WAV files.
It can also be linked to PowerTracks OR Band-In-A-Box.

I don't know if Stefano and Stefan are members to this BIAB group but if it's the case, it would be nice to read their own comments about their add-ons...

Many thanks to everyone who support developpers...
Knowing that our tools help someone is a very nice feeling.... It worth all the efforts !


Best Regards,

Denis Ladouceur
denisl@aei.ca
http://www.aei.ca/~denisl (MIDI Tools Homepage)


Track time display

heathw@...
 

Hi,
How do I display the song length in minutes on my screen using BB10?
Thanks,
Heath


Biab 10 : What Note Resolution (ppq) does it support?

Scottyee@...
 

Hi all,

An important factor which allows you to create the most "realistic
sounding" styles possible lies in the maximum note resolution (ppq:
parts per quarter note) supported by the software program. If the
note resolution (quantization) is too low, then it cannot capture the
subtle timing nuances of your playing.

Most all midi software sequencers support at least 92 parts/quarter
note as a bare minimum standard and most all current sequencers
support MUCH MUCH higher note resolutions (384 ppq and up).

Can someone tell me the note resolution (ppq) Band In A Box version
10 supports?

Thanks in advance.

Scott


Re: "BBFinder" & "Song Librarian": Compatiable with Biab version 10?

Bob 'Notes' Norton <norton@...>
 

At 02:57 PM 3/6/01 -0500, David Bailey <dhbailey@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
I uninstalled version 4 (as I recall it was more than a
simple uninstall, I seem to remember a nightmare which made me fear
having to reinstall Windows98. In the end I did not have to do that,
but it was a real problem) and went back to version 3.
I've had a few nightmares like that with different software applications.
Not only shareware, but shrink wrapped, off-the-shelf software written by
major companies, too :-(

I have gotten to the point where I do not install software without doing a
full back-up of my hard drive. I can let the drive back up when I sleep,
and in the morning I can install the software.

Installing my styles (and I assume Janice's) do not require a back up
first. They are only file data, everything is in the BB folder (no sneaky
anything), and they are totally inactive unless you choose the style or song.


- - - - - - - - -
Bob "Notes" Norton
owner, Norton Music
norton@nortonmusic.com
http://www.nortonmusic.com

Norton Music is the #1 producer of BiaB after-market products in the world!
Featuring Power User Styles, Fake Disks, and Arangement Disks.
PLUS ... PG Music products at up to 20% off ... FREE Midi Files ... links
to MIDI file search pages ... download and print sheet music directly from
the web ... a few jokes to brighten your day ... and more.


Re: BBfinder.....nice little plug-in

Bob 'Notes' Norton <norton@...>
 

At 01:15 PM 3/6/01 -0500, "Denis Ladouceur" <denisl@aei.ca> wrote:
A crack is generally a little program which can be used to "unlock" or
"bypass" protection of other software. [SNIP]
All add-ons for BIAB have been designed by people like me in order to help
you guys and most important for the LOVE of music... We spend a lot of time
to write tools wich are not expensive. [SNIP]
I fully agree with Denis.

In addition, by paying for shareware, and by not sharing styles like the
ones Norton and Fine Tuned sell, you are insuring that there will be more
styles in the future.

Writing software for a niche program like Band-in-a-Box is not very
profitable. I know that for me, I generate most of my income as a gigging
musician, the BiaB styles are a sideline. If you pirate software, the
software author will not make enough money to turn a profit.

If the author does not turn a profit, he or she will not write any more
software for that application. So, in other words, when you pirate
software, you hurt yourself and everybody else in the long run.


- - - - - - - - -
Bob "Notes" Norton
owner, Norton Music
norton@nortonmusic.com
http://www.nortonmusic.com

Norton Music is the #1 producer of BiaB after-market products in the world!
Featuring Power User Styles, Fake Disks, and Arangement Disks.
PLUS ... PG Music products at up to 20% off ... FREE Midi Files ... links
to MIDI file search pages ... download and print sheet music directly from
the web ... a few jokes to brighten your day ... and more.


Re: Realism ?

Bob 'Notes' Norton <norton@...>
 

At 01:28 PM 3/6/01 +0000, John Birchall <jpb2@student.open.ac.uk> wrote:
.
My question, why is BiaB better, more realistic, than other midi software
I have heard which tend to sound 'mechanical'?
...

Anything else?
There are many things I discovered about BiaB when learning how to write
styles. These are the things that add realism (and separate the amateur
styles from the professional styles).

Each style can have up to a few hundred different patterns. Each pattern
has quite a few "masks" that allow you to designate in what musical context
a particular pattern will appear.

To explain all the different things you can do with a particular pattern,
would take up a book (and I'd be giving away many of my trade secrets <g>).

In short, when Peter designed the way the patterns would play back, it was
a stroke of genius.


- - - - - - - - -
Bob "Notes" Norton
owner, Norton Music
norton@nortonmusic.com
http://www.nortonmusic.com

Norton Music is the #1 producer of BiaB after-market products in the world!
Featuring Power User Styles, Fake Disks, and Arangement Disks.
PLUS ... PG Music products at up to 20% off ... FREE Midi Files ... links
to MIDI file search pages ... download and print sheet music directly from
the web ... a few jokes to brighten your day ... and more.


(No subject)

Miguel Correa <mac@...>
 


(No subject)

Miguel Correa <mac@...>
 


Re: "BBFinder" & "Song Librarian": Compatiable with Biab version 10?

David Bailey <dhbailey@...>
 

Scottyee@aol.com wrote:

David,

Thanks for your response and recommendation.

Are both "BBFinder" & "Song Librarian 3.0b" programs compatiable with
Band In A Box version 10 (windows version)?

Also, I went to the BBFinder site and saw there are two versions
availabe (4.01 and 3.10). What are differences between the two
versions and will both work with Band In A Box version 10?

Thanks in advance,
I downloaded version 3.10 first and registered it. It worked fine. Then
I downloaded version 4 and it did NOT work fine. These were with
version 9. I uninstalled version 4 (as I recall it was more than a
simple uninstall, I seem to remember a nightmare which made me fear
having to reinstall Windows98. In the end I did not have to do that,
but it was a real problem) and went back to version 3.

I have not tried to use version 4.01 after that. But version 3.1 seems
to work fine with biab 10.

I have found though, that I need to have Biab running BEFORE using
BBFinder. Song Librarian will run fine, although I sometimes get an
error message stating it can't find BBW. Surprisingly enough BBW is
already running (the program just started it), so I just click on the
OKAY button and all is fine.

Both work with BIAB 10 just fine.

--
David H. Bailey
dhbailey@ix.netcom.com


"BBFinder" & "Song Librarian": Compatiable with Biab version 10?

Scottyee@...
 

David,

Thanks for your response and recommendation.

Are both "BBFinder" & "Song Librarian 3.0b" programs compatiable with
Band In A Box version 10 (windows version)?

Also, I went to the BBFinder site and saw there are two versions
availabe (4.01 and 3.10). What are differences between the two
versions and will both work with Band In A Box version 10?

Thanks in advance,

Scotty


Re: Which is better? "BBFinder 4.01" or "Biab Song+Style Launcher 1.12"

David Bailey <dhbailey@...>
 

Scottyee@aol.com wrote:

Thanks to everyone for suggesting "BBFinder 4.01" as yet another Band
in A Box Song/Style finder and launcher program.

Can someone please tell me what the feature diferences between "Biab
Song+Style Launcher" and "BBFinder" are? Which one is the better of
the two? Are they both compatiable with Band in A Box version 10
(Windows version)?
I have both BBFinder (version 3.1) and Song Librarian by Denis
Ladouceur. Both work well, but Denis' screen layout is much easier to
read and thus much more useful for somebody who might work with it on a
notebook computer out on the job.

As I recall Song Librarian will ALSO work with midi files (or am I
getting this mixed up with yet another librarian program?) Perhaps
Denis can chime in here with more detail.


--
David H. Bailey
dhbailey@ix.netcom.com


Re: BBfinder.....nice little plug-in

David Bailey <dhbailey@...>
 

Denis Ladouceur wrote:

Hi,

I would like to add some comments about:

When you got something like 7000 songs...BBfinder is a great help....
You can get a demo version for free...that has no time
limit<fascinating...^^>...but well..you can only search for three
songs per section...then, you will have to restart the program
again...that's the case for version 4.01..for version 3..my friend'd
told me that we can find a crack (what does that stand for
exactly???)..but i don't where to find it though...^^
A crack is generally a little program which can be used to "unlock" or "bypass" protection of other software. By example, if you find a crack for a software, you will get a registered version freely. But, hey ! C'mon... this is called "PIRACY"...

All add-ons for BIAB have been designed by people like me in order to help you guys and most important for the LOVE of music... We spend a lot of time to write tools wich are not expensive. The benifits are very tiny if we take car of the time we spend on programming these tools...
We you spend, by example, 15$ for a tool that you like, you encourage the developper to improve its software.... Please, help us ...

Best Regards,
Denis Ladouceur (author of The Song Librarian and The Style Librarian)
denisl@aei.ca
http://www.aei.ca/~denisl
I would second Denis' plea that people register the shareware/demoware
that they download, if they intend to keep using it. The registration
fee is certainly small enough an expense, and to do otherwise is plainly
stealing.

Just as you wouldn't walk into CompUSA and walk out without paying for
the computer you use BIAB on, so, too, you shouldn't "walk out" of
somebody's web-site and use their software without paying for it.

The same goes for Bob Norton's styles disks or fake book disks, or
anybody's.

I personally am very glad they take the time to create these things for
us to use, and am very willing to support them. Denis' software,
especially his styles librarian, I couldn't use BIAB without! And
Norton's add-ons have significantly reduced the time I have to spend
entering the song data and increased the time I actually use BIAB for
making music.



--
David H. Bailey
dhbailey@ix.netcom.com


Which is better? "BBFinder 4.01" or "Biab Song+Style Launcher 1.12"

Scottyee@...
 

Thanks to everyone for suggesting "BBFinder 4.01" as yet another Band
in A Box Song/Style finder and launcher program.

Can someone please tell me what the feature diferences between "Biab
Song+Style Launcher" and "BBFinder" are? Which one is the better of
the two? Are they both compatiable with Band in A Box version 10
(Windows version)?

Scotty


Re: BBfinder.....nice little plug-in

Janice McDonald <janice21475@...>
 

Hello jenyuan@ms9.hinet.net

You wrote:
dear Tia:
. . . ...my friend'd
told me that we can find a crack (what does that
stand for exactly???)..but i don't where to find it
though...^^

Band-in-a-box user (version 7...poor)
In case you really do not know, to 'CRACK' a program
is to steal the regisatration code and use the program
as if you paid for it. To suggest searching for a
'crack' to this great, very inexpensive program when
you should be aware that the author and friends of the
program's author are also members of this group is in
the poorest of taste. If enough people 'crack'
programs there will be no new programs. It will
remove all incentive to write new things.

I could not hold my tongue on this. I hope everyone
can appreciate my feelings.

Janice


Re: BBfinder.....nice little plug-in

Denis Ladouceur <denisl@...>
 

Hi,

I would like to add some comments about:

When you got something like 7000 songs...BBfinder is a great help....
You can get a demo version for free...that has no time
limit<fascinating...^^>...but well..you can only search for three
songs per section...then, you will have to restart the program
again...that's the case for version 4.01..for version 3..my friend'd
told me that we can find a crack (what does that stand for
exactly???)..but i don't where to find it though...^^
A crack is generally a little program which can be used to "unlock" or "bypass" protection of other software. By example, if you find a crack for a software, you will get a registered version freely. But, hey ! C'mon... this is called "PIRACY"...

All add-ons for BIAB have been designed by people like me in order to help you guys and most important for the LOVE of music... We spend a lot of time to write tools wich are not expensive. The benifits are very tiny if we take car of the time we spend on programming these tools...
We you spend, by example, 15$ for a tool that you like, you encourage the developper to improve its software.... Please, help us ...

Best Regards,
Denis Ladouceur (author of The Song Librarian and The Style Librarian)
denisl@aei.ca
http://www.aei.ca/~denisl


Re: BBfinder.....nice little plug-in

Robert Godkin <godkinr@...>
 

BBFinder Home Page

http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Delta/8993/

by Stefano Lazzaretto


Re: BBfinder.....nice little plug-in

Robert Godkin <godkinr@...>
 


Re: BBfinder.....nice little plug-in

Denis Ladouceur <denisl@...>
 

Hi everybody,

Have you a URL to this software? TIA.
You can find a link to BBFinder in the "LINKS" section of my homepage at: http://www.aei.ca/~denisl/
specifically on this page: http://www.aei.ca/~denisl/link_ang.htm

Also, on my "links" page, you will find many other links to related MIDI tools including:
- The Song Librarian (can be used alone OR with PowerTracks or BIAB)
- The Style Librarian (for BIAB)
- BBFinder (for BIAB)
- ShowPlay
- Song+Style Launcher (for BIAB)
- GN MIDI
- etc...

Everybody should keep a bookmark to my page.
Feel free to give me other links that might be usefull for us.
I will be glad to add them on my "Link" page.



Best Regards,

Denis Ladouceur
denisl@aei.ca
http://www.aei.ca/~denisl (MIDI Tools Homepage)