View Poll Results: How many of you use BIAB or similar software for practice?

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  • I use BIAB or a similar tool all the time

    55 62.50%
  • I rarely use them but it is helpful

    23 26.14%
  • Nah I play along with my old records man

    10 11.36%
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  1. #101

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielleOM
    Just started using BIAB 2019 myself and I find it's a great help especially for identifying timing problems.

    The style picker does have me confused as it keeps bringing up styles where tracks are shown as ** NA **.


    Danielle


    You have to tell the style picker to omit styles that you don't have or styles that are missing the appropriate realtracks. The default view shows everything that's available for purchase or in some cases used to be available for purchase.

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  3. #102

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    I've used it since it was a DOS program on floppies - upgraded a few times over the years - 2019 version now. I use it for practice and making backing tracks for my duo.

  4. #103

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    I have an old version of BIAB which I stopped using when I got IRealPro.

    I practice by picking a tune, setting it for 13 repeats, change key by a 4th every chorus. The idea is to be able to comp the tune in every key and solo in every key. I quickly found out what I didn't know well enough. Set it slower. Drill. Try again.

  5. #104

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    just looked at MAC LOGIC PRO X...stunning sounds..should i get a mac....cut my teeth on steinberg....

  6. #105

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    maybe spoke too soon..he was using vienna instruments ,session horns,addictive keys.. etc samples

  7. #106

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    Quite a few posters scoff at the idea of using BIAB without having used or tried it - sad to see these sort of positions taken in our forums.

    Let me tell you, since contracting cancer last year with associated mobility problems, I have almost zero possibility to play out with other musicians - ever tried hauling an amp, a pedal board and guitar(s) with a pair of crutches and intense pain in your hip?

    So BIAB has been a life saver in terms of keeping me musically alert. The solos generated by Real Tracks vary with each playing (unless you freeze them), forcing you to react differently to what you're hearing. Looking at frozen solos in notation mode is a great way to clarify exactly what is being played, and has done wonders for getting my sight reading back up to a passable level.

    It's fun to transpose into different keys in a matter of seconds, then see if you can replicate in B-flat what you doing in E-flat 5 minutes earlier, whilst staying in the same area of the fretboard

    Equally, for composition work I can get some very fast feedback on what I'm trying to achieve and adjust on the fly what I've written, on the basis of what I hear. One of the songs I was working on last week had a great alto-sax solo generated by Real Tracks, but I was keen to see how the break would work out on different solo instruments - no problem. I kept the sax solo for the bridge, but for the final verse used a bluesy pedal-steel solo in the background to change the final flavour.

    The programme is expensive, I agree, but I'm fortunate enough for that not to be an issue. It has quite a few shortcomings - for instance, copying notation can be a pain (but a lot easier if you're a keyboard player with a midi keyboard - maybe I'll learn some basic keyboard playing at long last......).

    Like these forums, there are some fantastic people over on forums on the PG site, who will help with any difficulties you have.

    Just my experience, and I'm sure others will have had different ones.

  8. #107

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    hi Ray..keeping me musically alert...me too...any idea why my real tracks freeze..ive hooked the guitar up as a midi controller using Jam Origin software...can now solo with BB with the Korg Triton sounds... dream come true..regards

  9. #108

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxsss
    hi Ray..keeping me musically alert...me too...any idea why my real tracks freeze..ive hooked the guitar up as a midi controller using Jam Origin software...can now solo with BB with the Korg Triton sounds... dream come true..regards
    No idea why your RealTracks are freezing. I suggest posting your question over at the PG Music forums - los of informed help there