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Mark004



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: A few Qs about BiaB Reply with quote

Hi.

I'm thinking of purchasing band in a box, I just hae a few questions first:
1. When I got the demo and had a go with it all I got were retarded midi sounds, does the full version have samples and/or soundfonts that will make things sound a little more 'real'?
2. Can I record over when I have straight into BiaB from my Line 6 PODxtL or will I have to export an mp3 into my sequecer?
3. Can things made in BiaB with their drum beats and things be sold without their permission?

Thanks very much, Mark
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't quite understand what you mean by 'do not sound'.
Could you perhaps elaborate please?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, I see, is it just the GM midi you get then?
And could you use downloaded soundfonts? Or would you have to export as a midi into your sequencer and assign them then?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much for your help.

I've been playing wih the guitar chord solo generator in the demo, and for some reason it keeps playing two notes on one string, does it do this in the full version?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BiaB 2006 & 2007 will allow you to use VSTi's and DXi's (software synths). There are a lot of good ones out there, but I must be honest, my favorite one doesn't work with it. Confused

So bottom line, you can improve the sounds big time!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I almost certainly gonna get it now Wink
Anyone know where I can get some quality free vstis?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark004 wrote:
Thanks, I almost certainly gonna get it now Wink
Anyone know where I can get some quality free vstis?


I can't say I've ever found any multi-instrument VSTi's for free. Most if not all are single sound.

The Forte DXi is very inexpensive and can use giga samples. Also the BiaB megapak comes with Roland VSC last I knew. I still haven't got 2007 yet. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you not assign individual VSTis to each track?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark004 wrote:
Can you not assign individual VSTis to each track?


I don't believe so. Most practical approach is one VSTi environment that will allow you to assign a 'sound' per midi channel. Forte will do this as well as VSC, SampleTank..etc. My E-mu ProteusX2...it goes BOOM (crashing to the desktop)!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So one VSTi covers all of GM or something like that? Sounds similar to some of the big soundfonts I've sometimes used in finale
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark004 wrote:
So one VSTi covers all of GM or something like that? Sounds similar to some of the big soundfonts I've sometimes used in finale


Exactly!






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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a look at this fortedxi thing, looks similar to things like GPO (garritan personal orchestra)
A few questions on this:
Does it sound as good as GPO?
How much does it cost?

Thanks, Mark
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it costs ~ $40 (cheap). But it uses giga format sounds (like in gigastudio), there are many free ones out there. And many expensive ones as well.

How good it sounds is ENTIRELY dependent on the samples used in it and nothing more!

It's look is simply that, just look. It's simple but has no effect on how it sounds.

Mark004 wrote:
I've had a look at this fortedxi thing, looks similar to things like GPO (garritan personal orchestra)
A few questions on this:
Does it sound as good as GPO?
How much does it cost?

Thanks, Mark

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