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    Default Instruments in styles

    Currently, you can only have a guitar with the guitar trio "style". If it were one of the instruments (along with organ, piano, vibraphone, etc.) then it could be used with any style. I suspect that may not be a simple process, but you've certainly made other substantial improvements in the 4 years I've been a user that have, no doubt, been just as challenging...

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    A very easy alternative would be to simply have silence as one of the (sticky) accompanying instruments - for both the bass and the treble. That should be easy to do and would keep me from having to silence an instrument from one song to the next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chorded View Post
    Currently, you can only have a guitar with the guitar trio "style". If it were one of the instruments (along with organ, piano, vibraphone, etc.) then it could be used with any style. I suspect that may not be a simple process, but you've certainly made other substantial improvements in the 4 years I've been a user that have, no doubt, been just as challenging...
    Each style has its own set of instruments. Guitar is available in Jazz: Doo doo cats, Guitar Trio, Gypsy jazz, Trad jazz, in Latin: Bossa Acoustic, in Pop:bluegrass, country, funk, reggae, rock, slow rock.

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    Thanks, Niki. I just found those choices yesterday - even though I've been using iReal Pro for a long time. Just haven't kept up with the updates since my original settings have served me well! Still, if you can't create a "Silence" choice for an instrument, please consider my other thread request to "stick" the accompaniment volume with the song just as the instruments are so we don't have to change volume balance every time we play a song.

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    I will tell the developer for sure

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    Default Instruments in styles

    Select the playback instruments in every style. For example allow nylon stringed guitar instead of piano as main accompaniment in any style.
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 11-26-2016 at 05:03 PM. Reason: Moved to existing discussion thread

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    Default Full amount of instruments in mixer (independent from style)

    In my opinion it is no good idea, to limit the possible mixer-instruments dependent from style. In standard style 'medium swing' e.g. one has only a very weak/silent bass option. One has to lower the piano and the drums a lot for noticing the bass playing.
    I see no sense in this limitation, specially as there is the 'Standardinstrument'-reset button.
    (It seems, this wish exists always for a long time. Pity that it didn't get realized.)
    Last edited by 1word; 02-18-2018 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Moved to existing discussion

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    Yes, I also agree that we should be able to mix instruments independently.
    The current mix settings are very different from one style to another. Some instruments are too loud or not loud enough.
    We should be able to save the mix setting for each style individually.
    If we could save the mix setting for each song, that would be even better.
    Or at least having constistent mixes for all the styles

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    Default Interchange of instrument comping between styles

    It would be very interesting to be able to use the comping pattern of some instrument in any other styles.
    For ex, I'd like to use the "Long notes" jazz style piano pattern for the latin cha-cha style, because I feel the cha-cha piano pattern is too syncopated (and too busy), and overuses montuno patterns. If I could use other styles piano comping (such as bossa nova or jazz long notes) in the latin styles, that could expand the styles possibilities.

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    Default Ukulele instead of Guitar

    I would like to hear the ukulele in the list of styles, which have guitar in the set of instruments. Imaging "Over the rainbow" with ukulele! This would be wonderful.
    Last edited by hermannhesse; 09-28-2019 at 08:07 AM.

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