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Rick Campbell


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Sneedville, TN, USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 3:48 pm     Reply with quote

BAIB 2018 is out and is on sale until the end of December.

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Roger Crawford


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McDonough, GA USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 6:46 pm     Reply with quote

Any major upgrades?
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Rick Campbell


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Sneedville, TN, USA
Post Posted 2 Dec 2017 6:09 pm     Reply with quote

There's a lot of new styles and program improvements. I don't know exactly what they are. I do the upgrade every year anyway. You can read all about version 2018 on the www.pgmusic.com website. I'll know more after I get a chance to get familiar with the new version.

I've noticed that sometimes people use just the basic version of BAIB with songs that people programmed years ago using the old MIDI styles and MIDI drums. The newer Real Styles and Real Tracks are a drastic improvement.

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Mark Wayne


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 3 Dec 2017 8:07 pm     Reply with quote

Using a program like EZdrummer and the DAW of your choosing, you can take the MIDI drums in BIAB and incorporate real drums sound into them.

For example, using BIAB with Pro Tools:
1. In BIAB, drag the 'Drum' file into the drop box. (newer versions)
2. Drag that drop boxed file onto an instrument track in Pro Tools, or your DAW
3. Assign a program like EZdrummer as the insert, with the outs of EZdrummer assigned to separate track inputs within Pro Tools

(It's easier than I'm describing it, lol)

A good thing about this method is that the each drum part is individualized (Kick, snare, toms, cymbals), and you can control the volumes separate.

Maybe someday BIAB will feature drum separation in their RealTracks Smile
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Rick Campbell


From:
Sneedville, TN, USA
Post Posted 3 Dec 2017 9:55 pm     Reply with quote

Mark I agree. There's a lot of amazing things that can be done within the digital environment. I too use EZ Drummer and MIDI files. I also use EZ Keys and often a combination of everything I have to tweak out a song. Sometimes, if a BAIB drum track is almost what I want, but say the rim shot is not strong enough, I will duplicate the track and EQ what I want more or less of and mix it on a drum buss. I've been lazy and not doing much in the studio the past few months. I hope to do some projects during the colder winter months.

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Rick Campbell


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Sneedville, TN, USA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 6:12 am     Reply with quote

Here's an overview of the new features in BAIB 2018. There is now videos of the players playing their parts.... including steel players. The camera view is from above the neck so you can see both the right and left hands. I also noticed that the song library now includes 10,000 songs. My upgrade is on its way.

https://youtu.be/3Z8BM5_xpbk


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Roger Crawford


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McDonough, GA USA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 7:16 am     Reply with quote

Having been a novice BIAB user for several years (just creating songs to practice with) I haven't done any upgrades for 2007 version. I assume the difference would be quite noticeable with 2018. Question, if I find a style that I like but the drum or bass patten isn't what I want, can I import a different pattern into that style?
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Rick Campbell


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Sneedville, TN, USA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 4:45 pm     Reply with quote

Yes, you can change any instrument in a style, combine styles, and then save it as a hybrid style if you want for future use. There's so many real track styles now to choose from, and lots of real drums. If the bass is a midi style, you can actually edit the bass to include walks from 1 to 4 chord, etc... It sounds complicated, but it's really simple. BAIB has come a long way from the old days. I've never been a fan of canned music, and I don't like to see performers using karaoke tracks, but on the other hand, BIAB, EZ Drummer, EZ Keys, MIDI, etc... allows me to do things in my home studio that I couldn't afford to do with live musicians... not to mention the convenience of doing it on my schedule.

Finding time is the hardest obstacle. Remodeling my great-grandfather's 1898 two story farmhouse is turning into a second career, but I enjoy it.

RC
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