Welcome to BandBro'
you for installing BandBro'. To purchase the license key, just select
Help-->Activate from the BandBro' main menu or follow the prompts on the 'nag'
dialog that appears when you open the program.
We care about your
experience with BandBro'. Please feel free to email us with any comments,
questions or bug reports at Rosette Software You can also email us from
the Bandbro' application by selecting Help --> Email
support from the main menu.
6.x has been enhanced to accommodate touch screen as well as pen/stylus and
standard mouse control. In addition, to the typical keyboard navigation e.g.
PgUp, PgDn, the Song Pool (on set list tab) and Song Inventory have a useful
Scroll. Hover, tap, click, or swipe
into this text object to activate scrolling. Click or tap again to stop.
Alternatively, a song title in the Song Pool and Song Inventory can be
located instantly by typing in the first 1 or 2 characters of the title.
Auto Scroll may be activated by selecting View-->Display options from the main
menu and ticking the Touch screen friendly checkbox.
The main form consist
of three note tab pages: Set Lists, Song Inventory and Lyrics.
These three notebook tabs are synchronized. Move to a song pool title
on the Set List note tab and Song Inventory advances to the same record.
Move to the Lyrics note tab and the song title's lyric field is ready for
Set List (Notebook tab #1)
The set building screen utilizes four multi-record
set objects and a master song inventory list known as the Song Pool.
Song titles can be dragged from the pool to a set, from one set to another
or to a new position in the same set. Because you are viewing all four
sets on a single page, it is easier to visualize the flow of the music.
A multitude of filters are available to aid in defining best choices for
the next gig. Any number of set lists can be created, saved and copied.
This screen is also used to print
set lists in sixteen different designs.
(Notebook tab #2)
The song inventory
screen is where new songs are entered into the system. This list can
be populated by manually typing song data, importing from a text file, or scanning a folder of audio files. If the audio files are MP3
and contain metadata, the song record can be populated with that data
which typically includes, artist, album and genre. This screen displays
all fields in the song record with the exception of the album. That information
is easily viewed by hovering the mouse over the artist field which displays
the artist and album title in the application status bar. These fields
may be left blank or used as custom fields where you can enter anything
of your choosing.
See also: Getting
Lyrics / Charts (Notebook tab #3)
Use this page to
enter lyrics into a memo field linked to
a song of your choosing. Simply select the song by clicking the Load
Song pushbutton and selecting it from the menu. This text editor
supports full text formatting and even a spell checker. Right click on
highlighted text to open the properties and speller check menu. Remember
to click the Edit pushbutton to begin working with your lyrics.
Bandbro' also supports
lyrics in document form such as a word of pdf. These can be linked to
a song and launched via hot key or by tapping icons found on the Set List
and Song Inventory pages. Following are icon definitions.
This icon will display on the Lyrics
/ Charts tab (top right) if the current song title has lyrics entered
locally in Bandbro'. If the current highlighted record has no local lyrics
entered the icon will cease to be visible. You have a choice of viewing
lyrics as an external document or from Bandbro' itself. The main advantage
of storing lyrics in Bandbro' is the fact that all lyrics are stored in
the program data itself which means you don't have to worry about managing
the external documents when and if you move Bandbro' to a another computer.
icon, found on the Set List and Song Inventory pages will display in dark
green when an external document is linked to the active song title. A dark
gray color indicates that no custom document is linked. Tap this icon to
view the document. Linking a document is accomplished the in the song edit/entry mode accessed from the song Inventory
page. Whether you choose to use the local lyrics in Bandbro' or an external
document such as a pdf is up to you.
in red when an audio file is linked to the active song title. Launch
the file by hot key or tapping this icon.
Click or tap this symbol to
lock the set list and prevent inadvertent modifications. Intended to
prevent mishaps when used on stage.
Once the set list is locked, this symbol will appear as locked in bright
red color. Click or tap to unlock the set list.
The set objects
in Bandbro' can display up to sixteen song titles at a time. These red
symbols will appear on the top and bottom of a set object if hidden song
titles exist. After tapping any song in the set object to set focus, tap
or swipe into these icon symbols to scroll and reveal hidden titles. If using
a keyboard, the UP & DOWN arrow keys will scroll the set, as well. These
symbols only appear if the set object contains more than 16 song titles.