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    I use an iMac desktop and an iPad. I haven't been creating backing tracks, but I want to start. I think garageband can do this, but I'm considering buying the basic BIAB 2018.

    Is there something else I should consider? From reading threads here it seems like BIAB is a great practice tool. I would definitely consider myself a "light" user. My practice time is extremely limited to begin with.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Ben

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    It's overpriced but I'm still glad I bought BIAB for my mac 2-3 years ago. If I'm working on a standard I might just use a backing track from a CD or YouTube, but BIAB helps with some "gee whiz..." questions about jamming over a certain snippet, or just one certain chord played for several minutes...

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    Yes, I do the same with youtube for backing tracks. This would be a birthday present to myself. lol So I think I'll go for it. There's an Amazon seller that has the 2018 basic version for 89 USD.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    you wont regret it..realism is there....interface looks formidable..but i only use part of it...real tracks ...and the jazz solos...listen to Kris or Grahambop..both BB users...

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    I started using BIAB for creating playbacks to use on live gigs. I don't think it's overpriced, it has a lot of potential! The real instruments sound incredibly authentic.
    Recently i did a show with live musicians in which we replaced player by player by switching on the respective channels on the BIAB virtual mixer. BIAB had to compete a real Steinway, an acoustic doublebass and "yours truly", but the sound quality was incredible. If it hadn't been for the purely mechanic execution of the triggered instruments the whole thing could have passed as real.

    P.S. i don't think the jazz solos to be on the level of the comping stuff. It may take a while & some better software to make them sound okay.
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    you talking about the generated solos midi and real track...some are are very passable...as for the 200 odd jazz solos..all very applicable to this standard list..here it is...GS001 Manha De Carnaval/Day In The Life Of A Fool EasierGS002 East Of The Sun Easier
    GS003 I Didn't Know What Time It Was Easier
    GS004 Rosetta Easier
    GS005 Pennies From Heaven Easier
    GS006 Sunny Side Of The Street Easier
    GS007 Nice Work If You Can Get It Easier
    GS008 In A Mellow Tone Easier
    GS009 Man I Love Easier
    GS010 A Foggy Day variation w/bridge ??? Easier
    GS011 Lady Be Good Easier
    GS012 Girl From Ipanema Easier
    GS013 It Could Happen To You Easier
    GS014 How High The Moon Easier
    GS015 You'd Be So Nice Easier
    GS016 I Love You Easier
    GS017 Ain't Misbehavin' Easier
    GS018 Alone Together Easier
    GS019 Wave Easier
    GS020 Someday My Prince Will Come Easier
    GS021 Satin Doll Easier
    GS022 Sweet Georgia Brown Easier
    GS023 Bb Blues w/variation Easier
    GS024 Corcovado Easier
    GS025 Autumn Leaves Easier
    GS026 Stella By Starlight Easier
    GS027 Honeysuckle Rose/Scrapple Easier
    GS028 Rhythm Changes Easier
    GS029 Green Dolphin Street Easier
    GS030 "Take The ""A"" Train" Easier
    GS031 My Funny Valentine Intermediate
    GS032 When Your Lover Has Gone Intermediate
    GS033 It's Only A Paper Moon Intermediate
    GS034 Our Love Is Here To Stay Intermediate
    GS035 A Foggy Day Intermediate
    GS036 This Will Be My Shining Hour
    GS037 My Romance Intermediate
    GS038 Have You Met Miss Jones Intermediate
    GS039 Advanced
    GS040 Like Someone In Love Advanced
    GS041 Just Friends Intermediate
    GS042 Shadow Of Your Smile Advanced
    GS043 It's You Or No One Advanced
    GS044 Blue Skies Advanced
    GS045 I Concentrate On You Advanced
    GS046 All The Things You Are Advanced
    GS047 Rhythm Changes Advanced
    GS048 I Remember You Intermediate
    GS049 There Will Never Be Another You Intermediate
    GS050 How About You Intermediate
    GS051 My Funny Valentine Easy
    GS052 When Your Lover Has Gone Easy
    GS053 Confirmation Easy
    GS054 Once I Loved Easy
    GS055 I'm In The Mood For Love Easy
    GS056 Old Devil Moon Easy
    GS057 Lazy Bird Easy
    GS058 Georgia Easy
    GS059 KTOBCTOI also 119 Easy
    GS060 I Thought About You Easy
    GS061 Where Or When Easy
    GS062 It Don't Mean A Thing… Easy
    GS063 Moonglow Easy
    GS064 Fly Me To The Moon Easy
    GS065 Don't Get Around Much Anymore Easy
    GS066 All Blues Easy
    GS067 Hello Dolly Easy
    GS068 Blue Skies Easy
    GS069 Bluesette Easy
    GS070 A Night In Tunisia Easy
    GS071 Darn That Dream Easy
    GS072 Deed I do???? Easy
    GS073 All The Things You Are Easy
    GS074 Perdido Easy
    GS075 On A Clear Day Easy
    GS076 Triste Easy Bossa
    GS077 Love Walked In Easy Swing
    GS078 Yesterdays Easy
    GS079 Back Home In Indiana/Donna Lee Easy
    GS080 Just In Time Easy
    GS081 That's All Intermediate
    GS082 Airegin Intermediate
    GS083 All Of You Intermediate
    GS084 Am I Blue Intermediate
    GS085 Blue Moon Intermediate
    GS086 There Will Never Be Another You Intermediate
    GS087 There Is No Greater Love Intermediate
    GS088 Jeannine Intermediate
    GS089 Jordu Intermediate
    GS090 Intermediate
    GS091 If I Should Lose You Intermediate
    GS092 Speak Low Intermediate
    GS093 Algo Bueno Intermediate
    GS094 Blue Bossa Intermediate
    GS095 Easy Living Intermediate
    GS096 Bye Bye Blackbird Intermediate
    GS097 Four Intermediate
    GS098 Joy Spring Intermediate
    GS099 Laura Intermediate
    GS100 Colors of Chloe???? Intermediate
    GS101 Falling In Love With Love Intermediate
    GS102 I Should Care Intermediate
    GS103 In Your Own Sweet Way Intermediate
    GS104 Alice In Wonderland Intermediate
    GS105 Just Friends Intermediate
    GS106 Up A Lazy River Intermediate
    GS107 Cherokee Intermediate
    GS108 Dolphin Dance Intermediate
    GS109 Doxy Intermediate
    GS110 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me Intermediate
    GS111 My Funny Valentine Chord Solo
    GS112 When Your Lover Has Gone Chord Solo
    GS113 Confirmation Chord Solo
    GS114 Once I Loved Chord Solo
    GS115 I'm In The Mood For Love Chord Solo
    GS116 Old Devil Moon Chord Solo
    GS117 Lazy Bird Chord Solo
    GS118 Georgia Chord Solo
    GS119 Same as 59 Chord Solo
    GS120 I Thought About You Chord Solo
    GS121 Where Or When Chord Solo
    GS122 It Don't Mean A Thing… Chord Solo
    GS123 Moonglow Chord Solo
    GS124 Fly Me To The Moon Chord Solo
    GS125 Don't Get Around Much Anymore Chord Solo
    GS126 All Blues Chord Solo
    GS127 Hello Dolly Chord Solo
    GS128 Blue Skies Chord Solo
    GS129 Bluesette Chord Solo
    GS130 A Night In Tunisia Chord Solo
    GS131 Darn That Dream Chord Solo
    GS132 Deed I do Chord Solo
    GS133 All The Things You Are Chord Solo
    GS134 Perdido Chord Solo
    GS135 On A Clear Day Chord Solo
    GS136 Triste Chord Solo
    GS137 Love Walked In Chord Solo
    GS138 Yesterdays Chord Solo
    GS139 Back Home In Indiana/Donna Lee Chord Solo
    GS140 Just In Time Chord Solo
    GS141 Satin Doll Advanced
    GS142 Night And Day Advanced
    GS143 Lullaby Of Birdland Advanced
    GS144 Girl From Ipanema Advanced
    GS145 Advanced
    GS146 I Hear A Rhapsody Advanced
    GS147 How Long Has This Been Going On Advanced
    GS148 Wave Advanced
    GS149 It Had To Be You Advanced
    GS150 On The Street Where You Live Advanced
    GS151 Falling In Love With Love ????? Advanced
    GS152 Easy To Love Advanced
    GS153 Deed I Do Advanced
    GS154 Days Of Wine And Roses Advanced
    GS155 Come Rain Or Shine Advanced
    GS156 Bb Blues Advanced
    GS157 Am I Blue Advanced
    GS158 I'll Remember April Advanced
    GS159 All Of Me Advanced
    GS160 After You're Gone Advanced
    GS161 Yesterdays Advanced
    GS162 Autumn Leaves Advanced
    GS163 Back Home In Indiana/Donna Lee Advanced
    GS164 Tenderly Advanced
    GS165 Tangerine Advanced
    GS166 Summertime Advanced
    GS167 Stella By Starlight Advanced
    GS168 The Song Is You Advanced
    GS169 Just In Time Advanced
    GS170 On A Clear Day Advanced
    GS171 I'm In The Mood For Love Comping
    GS172 My Funny Valentine Comping
    GS173 When Your Lover Has Gone Comping
    GS174 Once I Loved Comping
    GS175 My Funny Valentine Comping
    GS176 When Your Lover Has Gone Comping
    GS177 My Funny Valentine Comping
    GS178 My Funny Valentine Comping

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxss View Post
    you talking about the generated solos midi and real track...some are are very passable...as for the 200 odd jazz solos..all very applicable to this standard list..here it is...
    Yes i was talking about real track generated solos, didn't check out the 200 odd jazz solos.
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    I didn’t know about these solos, where in BIAB can I find them?

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    JGSOLOS Folder. All you need now are the melodys....use that list....use the song finder search..many standards there or else get The Real Book.....also try switching the piano real track to a B3 organ ...best Chording real track...love the organ grooves with the solos.....

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    my favorite at the moment is number 91 from the jazz solos...its actually `If i Should Lose You`..love the way it unfolds ..you can then play Hank Mobleys version if your ok with notation...even Dextor Gordons solo to add to your choruses...endless ideas here with BB

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    cant leave without saying number 42 `The Shadow of your Smile` what a cracker .. pat metheny style.... number 49 and 86 `There will never be another You`...Joe Pass George Barnes and Grant Green style..
    Last edited by voxss; 04-02-2019 at 01:07 PM.

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    the jazz guitar solos are on a seperate platform program .sold seperately...i tend to use that as its quicker to load and no fiddling with real tracks..best practise tool out there...its midi sounds but i think theyre amazing..

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    Thank everyone! I'm going for it!

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    I'd love to get it, but I guess you have to be close to your computer to use it ? In my case i practice in a different room. Is there a way around it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by max52 View Post
    I'd love to get it, but I guess you have to be close to your computer to use it ? In my case i practice in a different room. Is there a way around it?
    Move to the computer room for music practice? (To state the obvious)

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    Or get a cheap laptop and install it on that.

    Or maybe there’s some way of sending the sound wirelessly to a speaker in another room, one of those Bluetooth (?) systems or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    Or get a cheap laptop and install it on that.

    Or maybe there’s some way of sending the sound wirelessly to a speaker in another room, one of those Bluetooth (?) systems or something.
    I have an older Asus tablet. Maybe it would work with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by max52 View Post
    I have an older Asus tablet. Maybe it would work with that?
    I think it depends on what operating system it uses. I think BIAB only works for Windows or Mac perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    I think it depends on what operating system it uses. I think BIAB only works for Windows or Mac perhaps?
    It's windows, but the tablet is about 8 years old. i guess I could try and see if it downloads. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    I think it depends on what operating system it uses. I think BIAB only works for Windows or Mac perhaps?
    I chatted with BIAB and it seems I can put BIAB on my computer and use the BIAB app on my ipad to access the songs on my computer. So now I have my answer!