This morning I was working with a song that had a thinly scored part and a heavier part (same tempo). None of the existing songs I could find were written with two different styles so I needed to combine loops/fills from two songs into one. I decided to use the Basic Rock Ballad from Gig Beats as the basis for the thinly scored parts and borrow loop/fill from one of the Pop tracks (#6 I think) for the heavy part.
Turns out it’s really easy to mix and match parts between two songs in BBManager. I created a new song by exporting the BRB song under a new title, then re-importing the song into the folder I wanted. I then did a copy/paste from Pop 6 to add the midi loops to my new song file - it was really easy. In my new song, I added a new line for each loop/fill I wanted to add, then did the copy/paste by hovering the mouse over the loop/fill I wanted in the Pop 6 track, pressed ctrl-C, then hovered the mouse over place in my new song where I wanted to put the loop/fill and pressed ctrl-V. Since the song ends on the heavier part, I also copied the outro from Pop 6 into my new song. No messing around with finding midi or wav files, BBManager made it incredibly easy to cut/paste sections from one song into another - took about 5 minutes total once I figured out how to do it.
Since the song has repeated verses and pre-choruses before the heavier part, I ended up creating a separate line of loop/fill/transition for each separate verse and pre-chorus, leaving the heavier (and repeated) chorus part (the Pop 6 loop/fill/outro) for the end. It will be a little tricky during the performance because I have to make sure I get all the transitions and don’t accidentally select a transition for a fill but I’m going to give it a shot.
Thanks to Singular Sound for yet another great set of features!!