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Band in a Box

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Guitar Miscellaneous Forum · 2/10/2009 8:01 PM
Hello,
Yes, band in a box.
Where can I download the full programme for free?
Or are there any similar programmes that I dont have to pay for?
Thanks
Rock on Tommy
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2/11/2009 5:23 PM

Chester Horton (10480) wrote:

Andrew
If you want to build backing tracks or something to play along with or tracks for recording its worth the purchase price. I bought it about 3 years ago and have never regreted it. The version I got even has a vocal harmonizer built in thats fun to mess with. i think I paid $69 for it from PGMusic.
Chet



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2/11/2009 8:50 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Hi,
Thanks for the replies.
I was gonna download the demo, but then noticed that quite a few features were disabled, including the option to enter chord progressions/style/tempo and have it play it back, which is THE reason i wanted it in the first place, so i didnt bother.
Maybe its worth the price. I dont know.
There's gotta be something similar though, surely?
Its just for practicing to....




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Re: Band in a Box

2/11/2009 9:22 PM

Bill North (12505) wrote:

If you just want to practice then there are plenty of backing tracks available. Lots of sites have them for free.

If you want to practice a particllar arrangement for a particular song, and have the music theory knowledge to arrange them yourself then BIAB is an absolute bargain at $69.00...

No direct competition that I'm aware of that goes as in depth and with the same flexibilty.

IMHO, of course...

Bill~~~





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2/12/2009 2:15 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Yeah, I guess im gonna have to search a little harder.







Cheers.



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2/13/2009 1:20 AM

Kyle Neufeld (803) wrote:

try the fruity loops demo. free, has all the features of the original program, except the save file feature. You can, however, export files to other formats, I am told. I'm downloading it as I type this, so I don't have any experiance with it yet, but I'm told it is excellent. Heres the link: http://flstudio.image-line.com/documents/what.html





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Re: Band in a Box

2/14/2009 8:13 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Hi,
Thanks, I'll try it.
Ive come across fruity loops before i think but it didnt seem to work properly, or i didnt like it....





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Re: Band in a Box

2/15/2009 4:59 PM

Kyle Neufeld (803) wrote:

I've messed around with fruity loops for a couple hours now, and with a couple youtube tutorials and some trial and error, I've got it working for me. Essentially a full, free midi sequencer. I'm surprised they have the entire functional program packed into the demo. The fact that you can't save your work as a project file is a small inconveniance, but since you can save to mp3, this hasn't proved to be too much of a bother. I wish I'd known about this years ago.

The only other problem is complexity, but this isn't a serious issue. After you have the basics figured out it'll take maybe 5-10 minutes to make a decent backing track.






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2/15/2009 9:37 PM

Dale Lindsey (8281) wrote:

Fruity loops is execellent and easy to use. The downside of the free version is for big projects. It is difficult to save your work and come back later.

The catch is that you pay by the feature. The free version gives you all of the features, but if you license it at the lowest level you lose some of them. You have to pay for the deluxe license to get all of it. Still, for what I use it for, it was worth the small fee for the lowest level.

-Dale



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3/6/2009 2:39 AM

Dan Gable (1603) wrote:

Hi Bill,
Long time no chat. hope you are well.

For starters, BIAB is a good program, especially for jazz.
If you've ever checked out how the program mixes up parts depending how long the chord is and whether you're in the A or B parts, There are all of these small recordings appointed by a number. Most are a 5, meaning that the program will choose it randomly the same as others. If you change the number it changes the frequency. There are also bar and beat masks, but I do not like this part. As a Bass player The walking bass parts can be a good tool not because of their harmonic power , but the fact that so many rhythm drops (8ths) are added to push the groove. However, if you understand the bass role in jazz, there are all kinds of hidden flaws. For instance, let's say a bass line is leading from an F# note on the 4th beat to a chord change and a G note on the 1st beat of the next bar. BIAB will often go for the lower octave, something I would never do. But many will never hear that due to a good rhythm factor. Well I am picky about those things and rarely will use a BIAB walk "as is" without serious editing and you can easily do that by exporting it as a MIDI file and then editing it in a notation program, like my Finale.
You can also disabl the keys on the JCS tracks, plus download the MIDIs like BIAB and see the music in a notation program. My bass lines are definitely stronger due to my experience.
dan



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3/1/2009 6:38 PM

Michael Pankonien (948) wrote:

I will be purchasing the 2009 version of Band in a Box when I get my new PC.

If I had $1500-$2000 I would get a Mac and use Garage Band.

Any donations? Aren't we living in a New America? Change we can believe in?

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