Rockindaddy and others - Thanks so much. Since I did this for free - ego feeding is my only reward (: It is great to know that people are using it.
I looked at the open source that BB provided. It’s in C++ and I got it to compile with a few changes, but man - that’s a mess to work with for me anyway. My programs are windows C# only and so I can just roll through it. I’ve worked with that forever. So, I can appreciate how difficult it is for the BB people to make changes in their project. I’ve developed sw forever, and as they say the devil is in the details. I wish I could provide this to IOS people, but it just raises the level of complexity for me. I don’t know the answer to the BB Manager, but glad my program provides a ‘work around’ as we say in the biz.
Again, in the spirit of the giving people have done here with their drum tracks and such, I’ve got a new one to give back. First the boring backstory.
I purchased the complete collection to add to all the ones I already can’t play that I’ve picked up from the forum, and then found two things.
I’m old and don’t want to bend over to pick my song from BB and
I’ve got too many songs to sort though. It’s too hard to find something.
So, I saw where there were some MIDI solutions, but man they seemed complicated to use. One on Youtube I was like WTF. I understood it but wondered how many others would. Then I read the comments. Someone said you had to be a rocket scientist.
I had made something some time back for incorporating my Boss RC300, but it just became to complicated for what I’m doing now and so I rewrote it to be more simplistic. It’s actually pretty nice in my humble opinion.
Basically, you pick you song - push the button to set BB to your song. There’s a Find tool also. And you can start or stop the BB from the program. No bending over (:
It makes all of the songs I’ve got on there way more manageable. I don’t play any better, but it’s more manageable (: and there’s always a chance I’ll get better.
I’m looking for a couple of testers for it before I make it available to anyone that wants it - like I did with the other program - Printing of songs.
I think the main thing is the midi - I won’t claim to be an expert in midi (or anything), so someone with tons of midi stuff - I’m not sure how it would work. The setting of the song is based on the channel BB is set to, and the start and stop are SysEx messages to all devices. So, pretty straight forward.
Basically, I didn’t want something super complicated to use or setup. I read a lot of messages about this. I wanted to find songs quickly and organize them more effectively. I also wanted to set the BB to a particular song.
I’ve read about people struggling with the midi stuff. This should be plug and go, but there are some nuances with Midi. I can’t debug all that stuff on your system. I can say that I have the BB Midi plug and have it hooked into my computer including a keyboard and it works fine.
If BB changes their formats and file structures, then this won’t work.
So, drop me a message and I’ll send you a link if you’d like to try it. Windows only as I said. Sorry. Note. to be clear, I’m note including any songs - it’s to help you with the songs you have.
This is a new program and does not take the place of the prior program to allow printing of songs that I provided earlier. There are now 2 different programs I’ve offered up.
Here’s some screen shots to give you a concept of it. I’m hopeful it could be helpful to some of you guys and gals.