Old 03-16-2022, 02:34 AM   #1
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Default Band In A Box Track Injector for Reaper

*Update: Thanks to the great Reaper guys, the latest v6.57 release Reaper now handles wma accurately on old or new hardware, so you can use wma direct without re-encoding to mp3/wav. The Script below has been updated to give a file type choice of .wma in the Settings tab
+ Windows: support native decoding of .wma, .wmv, and mpeg-4 audio video via Windows Media Foundation
+ Windows: support native rendering of .wma, .wmv, and mpeg-4 audio and video via Windows Media Foundation
Install https://www.sws-extension.org

You can use wav if you have the wav Audiophile version of Biab.
You can also use other formats if you want to batch convert your RealTracks/Drums to them, (this won't effect Biab as long as it has wma or wav to read) reaper has a batch converter.
Select the File Type then you can optionally batch Create the Reapeaks files if you don't want to wait for them to load.
Set the Drive Letter to the drive Biab application is on.
Create RT & RD List, this will create a text list of all your RealTracks/RealDrums that Reaper will read.
The Key droplist is to set the key of your song in Reaper and send it to Biab when sending the chords from Reaper's regions.

Install www.autohotkey.com then set C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe to Run As Administrator by right click.
The Autohotkey scripts in the ahk folder are for the eng version of Biab but can be modified for other languages.

You will need the 2022 version of Band in a Box to get all the features, an older version may only give the basic features.
This will add Band in a Box world class session players to your Reaper recording session without having to hire studio musicians.
It will give you way more control of what you need as it's loading the source files directly into Reaper without waiting and creating wav files.
You can easily add multiriffs to any section of Reaper's track instantly without having to render a lot of wav files.
You can change any section at anytime.
Any item you click on will show what RealTrack section it is allowing you to see what instruments changes there are on any track.
Any items can be extended either way to give custom variations as you don't have one consolidated wav file.
Shots and Holds for RealDrums can be custom selected by extending/shortening the Hold/Shot section for another variation.
Shots and Hold for the RealTracks can be adjusted easily in timing or volume level.
RealTracks can be changed from Direct Input <> FX version with one click keeping the same playing.
RealDrums can be split to stems (where available).
The Tracks from Biab will adjust to any decimal tempo map in Reaper.
It can have 4/4-3/4 time signature changes.

Copy all the files and folders in this zip to Reaper's Scripts folder (Reaper > Options > Show Reaper's resource path..)
In Actions menu > Actions List
New Action > Load ReaScript > Biab track injector GUI.lua
select and run.
You can resize the Biab window to a small size that's not in the way.
Leave the Biab mixer open and floating, so the track instrument names are showing down to Utility 02.

Script
https://www.reatrak.com/downloads/bi...jector-GUI.zip

Videos
https://www.reatrak.com/downloads/bi...njector-01.mp4
https://www.reatrak.com/downloads/bi...njector-02.mp4

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Reaper-Biab-Track-Injector-01.mp4
Reaper-Biab-Track-Injector-02.mp4


This is still being developed and needs a bit of error handling but still works pretty good.
If you have any lock ups just exit the Autohotkey script in the system tray "H" or Autohotkey.exe in the task manager.
Save your Reaper project regularly with the Save Project button.



You need to first add a menu to Band in a Box:
This is quick and simple to do.
Download a Resource Editor
open bbw64.exe
Select RCDATA
Select TBANDWINDOW
on the right side select some text then Ctrl+F
type Help and search
insert a blank line above it and paste the code
Code:
    object Track: TMenuItem
      Caption = 'T&rack'
      object TrackMenuItemID1224: TMenuItem
        Tag = 1224
        Caption = 'Get Track Info'
      end
    end
Click the Green Arrow to Compile
File > Save

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Old 03-16-2022, 02:35 AM   #2
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Easy Installation Guide:
Have Biab running when you create the RT RD List in Reaper.

Watch: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g784mqib8b...ation.mp4?dl=0

Download: Reaper-Biab-Track-Injector-Installation.mp4
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Old 03-17-2022, 04:10 PM   #3
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Default Drum Stems & Direct Input Guitars

This is generating Drum Stems for the selected stereo drum track,
and using Direct Input to change from a different playing style to another.


Watch Reaper-Biab-Track-Injector-03.mp4

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*Updated fixes and navigation buttons.
Split Region button allows you to add one long region then split where the changes are.


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Old 03-23-2022, 07:55 PM   #5
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Default Soloist Demo

This is a video demo for fitting a soloist to your tempo mapped live recording session:

Watch https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybszmz6tmg...or-04.mp4?dl=0

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Old 03-26-2022, 04:45 AM   #6
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Default Drums Editing / Stems Video Demo

You can easily edit the drum track how you like as every section will contain the whole drum track.
It can the be made into stems once you get it how you like, the only issue being is when they made the stems they did not add the shots, holds and pushes that are at the end of the stereo file, as you can see below in the pic, so you will need to copy them to the stem track from the stereo track wherever you have a hold etc...

Watch https://www.dropbox.com/s/rj3xsgdaci...or-05.mp4?dl=0

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Old 03-28-2022, 02:44 AM   #7
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*Update: Thanks to the great Reaper guys, the latest pre-release Reaper now handles wma, so you can use wma direct without re-encoding to mp3/wav. The Script below has been updated to give a file type choice of .wma in the Settings tab

Reaper is not encoding wma to mp3 accurately so another option for converting wma to mp3/wav is
https://www.freac.org/downloads-mainmenu-33
see pic below.
Do a search in the RealTracks or Drums folder for .wma then just drag n drop the search results into Freac.

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This is a Video Demo using all mp3 source files:

Watch https://www.dropbox.com/s/6muxnyf1ac...or-06.mp4?dl=0
Download Reaper-Biab-Track-Injector-06.mp4

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Old 04-09-2022, 05:23 PM   #9
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Thanks to the Reaper guys, Reaper will handle wma accurately now.
I updated the script to give an option for .wma in the dropdown in Settings tab.


Watch https://www.dropbox.com/s/qskjmry5fs...or-07.mp4?dl=0

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Update Added Unfold Biab Chord Sheet, unfold Biab song chords and save SGU before importing to Reaper.
Other fixes.

Watch https://www.dropbox.com/s/dwv0zw85k2...or-08.mp4?dl=0

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Here's a video showing a Style/Tempo/Time Signature change

Watch https://www.dropbox.com/s/4x0l5ebofx...or-09.mp4?dl=0

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Random Style Creator added:

With so many pre made Styles in Biab this allows you to create you own unique Style or pick a RealTrack instrument or Drum randomly that will match the Feel, Time Signature and tempo range it is set to.
The is an "A M" on eack track that allows you to instantly Inject that Audio or Midi track into a Reaper track without have to wait for Biab to render down to wav.
After loading your chords into Biab just select the "Feel, Time Signature and tempo range" then the "Set BB to Blank Style" button.
Select the type of instrument in the drop down and Rhythm, Solo (or Drum in Utility tracks) then click the "Random", click "Re-Gen".

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Random Style creation:

Watch: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q993th54hu...or-10.mp4?dl=0

Download: Reaper-Biab-Track-Injector-10.mp4

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Put all the videos into one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYI9LWJL2E8
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