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User Showcase (111 viewing)
Post links to your original song compositions here, for others to listen to.
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Songwriting (3 viewing)
Discussions, Tips-n-Tricks, Resources and Questions about Songwriting
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Blog post - How I use Band in a box in my songwriting
(JoanneCooper) - Today at 12:02 AM
Xtra Styles Contest (2 viewing)
Xtra Styles PAK 3 Song Contest - Submit your songs by July 31, 2017 to win!
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Re: Jazzabilly tune
(Angelo Franco) - Yesterday at 11:59 PM
2016 Xtra Styles Contest Submissions - Closed
Xtra Styles contest submissions from the 2016 (Sept-Oct) contest
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Re: I'm On The Right Track Now
(bluage) - 01/04/17 08:34 AM
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production (6 viewing)
Discussions about methods and gear for making music.
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Kameleono MIDI Multi-FX Plugin (Link To Software)
(Jim Fogle) - 07/26/17 10:26 AM
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
Musical Discussions about learning to play an instrument, helpful DVD's, teachers, theory, gear and more...
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Re: 5 Spatial Fretboard Memorization Exercises
(Deryk - PG Music) - 07/26/17 09:10 AM
I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube
See, hear and help to publicize how Band-in-a-Box is used on YouTube and other sites.
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Best of YouTube (1 viewing)
Videos related to music (instruction, performance, mixing tips etc.)
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Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic) (2 viewing)
General technical questions regarding computers or music equipment.
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Re: Need help with this SFZ set in sforzando
(Icelander) - 07/17/17 07:11 PM
Beginners Forum (6 viewing)
Discussions and resources for beginners to Band-in-a-Box or music tech in general
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ERRORS WITH M_SJCOOL STYLE
(casak) - Today at 02:41 AM
Off-Topic (90 viewing)
This forum is for music-related discussions that aren't covered in other forums.
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User-to-User
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UserTracks (and other add-ons) (1 viewing)
Discussions about making your own add-ons for Band-in-a-Box, including UserTracks, Styles, RealDrums, Plugins, VST Plugins, Add-on songs/exercises, Artist Performances and Loops.
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Re: changer le tempo comment faire?
(Pipeline) - 07/24/17 03:35 AM
UserTracks Wishlist (3 viewing)
UserTracks are user-created RealTracks. Use this forum to post requests to other users for specific styles you want.
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Re: Welcome to the UserTracks Wishlist!
(bari) - 05/27/17 03:37 AM
Post your own Tips and Tricks here (5 viewing)
Use this forum to share your technical tips and tricks related to PG Music software, or to write your own tutorials. Note: Post questions in the PG Music Product Forums instead.
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Re: Biab Win More Audio & Midi Tracks
(Pipeline) - 07/26/17 09:44 PM
My Favorite Things
Post about your Favorite Features in Band-in-a-Box and RealBand.
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PG Music Product Forums
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Band-in-a-Box for Windows (82 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Windows version of Band-in-a-Box.
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Help with Conductor from a Newbie
(bobc) - Yesterday at 07:23 PM
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh (4 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Macintosh version of Band-in-a-Box.
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RealBand (17 viewing)
Discussion forum for RealBand users
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PowerTracks Pro Audio (3 viewing)
Discussion forum for PowerTracks Pro Audio users.
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Re: Power Tracks 2014 crashes in Windows 10
(Noel96) - Yesterday at 11:37 PM
Other PG Music Programs
Discussion forum for all PG Music programs other than Band-in-a-Box, PowerTracks, and RealBand.
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Re: SIENZO Digital Music Mentor
(Jim Fogle) - 07/13/17 10:40 AM
PG Music Wishlists
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Band-in-a-Box Wishlist (16 viewing)
Wishlist for Band-in-a-Box for Windows and Macintosh
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Re: Natural arrangement warning update
(VideoTrack) - 07/25/17 04:48 PM
Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database (1 viewing)
Your suggestions for songs to add to the Band-in-a-Box Song Title Browser.
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Re: Add Songs
(Joe -PG Music) - Yesterday at 09:34 AM
RealBand Wishlist
RealBand wishlist and new feature suggestions.
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PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist
Wishlist for PowerTracks Pro Audio.
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Styles and RealTracks Wishlist (1 viewing)
Wishlist for Band-in-a-Box styles and RealTracks. Note, you can also request styles and RealTracks from other users: UserTracks Wishlist forum
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Re: Rock style in 3/4 time with arpeggiated rhythm guitar
(Jim Fogle) - Yesterday at 10:22 AM
Other Programs Wishlist (1 viewing)
Wishlist for other PG Music programs. This includes the Pianist/Performance Series and the MasterClass Series.
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Rhythum Guitar Course (Windows)
(DEddy) - 07/04/17 08:23 AM
band-in-a-box.com -- International Band-in-a-Box Forums
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Deutsches Band-in-a-Box User Forum (2 viewing)
Willkommen zu Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligente Musiksoftware für Ihren Multimedia-Computer"
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České a Slovenské Band-in-a-Box uživatelské fórum
Vítejte do Band-in-a-Box! Inteligentního hudebního doprovodného programu
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Re: Update ke stažení
(Gause Zdenek) - 07/04/17 08:21 AM
Forum degli utenti italiani di Band-in-a-Box (6 viewing)
Benvenuti in Band-in-a-Box! "Software di Accompagnamento Musicale Intelligente per il tuo Computer"
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Re: Biab per MAC 2017 in Italiano é pronto
(maurig) - Yesterday at 10:17 AM
Band-in-a-Box Svenskt användarforum (1 viewing)
Välkommen till Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligent Musikackompanjemangsprogram för din Multimediadator"
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Forum des Utilisateurs Français de Band-in-a-Box (5 viewing)
Bienvenue dans Band-in-a-Box! "Logiciel d'accompagnement musical intelligent pour ordinateur multimédia"
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Real Track 5/4
(Oncle Zebulon) - Today at 02:28 AM
Foro para el usuario de Band-in-a-Box en Español (1 viewing)
Bienvenido a Band-in-a-Box! "Software Musical de Acompañamiento Inteligente para su Computadora Multimedia"
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conocer la duración de toda la canción
(Fermin) - Yesterday at 02:42 PM
Forum dos Usuários do Band-in-a-Box em Português
Bem-vindo ao Band-in-a-Box! "Programa de Acompanhamento Musical Inteligente para o seu Computador Muiltimídia"
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Re: Plugin VST
(Gabriel Prado) - 06/29/17 03:24 PM
Dansk Band-in-a-Box bruger forum (4 viewing)
Velkommen til Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligent musikakkompagnements software til din multimedie komputer"
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Opsætning af Midi
(Jorgen B) - Yesterday at 09:47 AM
Band-in-a-Box Nederlands Gebruikers Forum (1 viewing)
Welkom bij Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligente Muziek Begeleidings Software voor uw Multimedia Computer"
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Blijvend herhalen
(Christiaan) - 07/23/17 08:40 AM
Band-in-a-Box Polskie Forum Użytkowników (2 viewing)
Witamy w Band-in-a-Box! "Oprogramowanie do Inteligentnego Akompaniamentu Muzycznego na Twój Multimedialny Komputer"
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Gdzie są wszyscy?
(Ryszard) - 10/22/16 07:22 AM
Форум пользователей Band-in-a-Box на русском языке (2 viewing)
Добро пожаловать в Band-in-a-Box!
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Band-in-a-Box繁體中文用戶論壇
歡迎使用Band-in-a-Box軟件!
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Band-in-a-Box 简体中文用户论坛 (1 viewing)
欢迎使用Band-in-a-Box软件!
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Band-in-a-Box 한국어 사용자 포럼
Band-in-a-Box 프로그램에 환영합니다!
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Band-in-a-Box & RealBand 2017 한국어 버전
(misuk park) - 03/22/17 08:58 PM
Band-in-a-Box 日本語掲示板 (1 viewing)
日本語掲示板
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Re: テンポがずれる
(PG Music 坪田) - 05/12/17 02:09 PM
Band-in-a-Box ユーザー作品自慢フォーラム
Band-in-a-Box で作った曲を是非聞かせてください
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Re: 作品自慢フォーラム投稿手順
(fiddler2007) - 07/23/17 02:02 PM
PG Music News
User Tips - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting

Check out Forum User Joanne Cooper's latest blog post, How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting - a great resource if you're looking for some direction in creating your own songs!

If you've ever read one of Joanne's blog posts, available on her website https://www.joannecooper.co.za, you know how informative these posts can be!

Read her newest blog post here.

Eric Blackmon's "C Major 4 Chord Jam" with Band-in-a-Box Backing Tracks

Play along with Eric Blackmon's lesson featuring Band-in-a-Box® for the backing tracks.

Watch the video.

You can see more of Eric's videos on his YouTube channel.

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac users can download the latest patch here.

Summary of changes for Build 161:
Fixed: "[RT n/a]" would display for style long names if the style contained loops.
Fixed: _Loops and UserTracks would not display in the mixer.
Fixed: Drag and drop would fail for various RealTracks (eg. #518-#525, #680-#684, etc.). This bug only existed in the Japanese version.
Fixed: Newer styles would not have their names, descriptions, etc. translated from English. This bug only existed in localized versions.
Fixed: MIDI sustain pedal would not be shut off when stopping song or hitting Panic button.
Fixed: "Individual MIDI Tracks" in the Render dialog did not work.
Fixed: The style memo would display "RT2995" for tracks that contained loops.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash if user clicks on any of the main menus while booting up
Fixed: The 'F3' hot key symbol did not display in some popup menus.
Fixed: For some cases of opening or saving a file (eg choosing VST plugins), the file dialog would not open in the right directory.
Fixed: Audio Unit plugins would be erased from the exclude list while booting up Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: Plugins on the Thru track should not be removed when loading a style or song.
Fixed: Options > Return to Factory Settings... would cause various problems (eg. the chord sheet would be squished to the left).

Save On Mac Xtra Styles PAK 3 Bundles - 1 Week Left!

There's just one more week to save on Xtra Styles PAK 3 bundles for your Band-in-a-Box®!

Xtra Styles PAK 3 includes 160 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Americana! These new Xtra Styles use recently implemented RealDrums features in Band-in-a-Box 2017 - like half-time/double-time mode and Multi-Drums. Get all 4 volumes in the All Xtra Styles PAK 3 on sale for just $29 (Reg. $49) during our Xtra Styles Special!

If you are looking for more RealStyles, the complete set of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-3 (with all 485 RealStyles) is available for only $99 during our Xtra Styles special.

Special offers end July 31st!

Already purchased Xtra Styles PAK 3? Submit your original song to the Xtra Styles PAK 3 Contest for your chance to WIN a $150 USD coupon to use on your next PG Music Inc. product purchase.

Save On Windows Xtra Styles PAK 3 Bundles - 1 Week Left!

There's just one more week to save on Xtra Styles PAK 3 bundles for your Band-in-a-Box®!

Xtra Styles PAK 3 includes 160 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Americana! These new Xtra Styles use recently implemented RealDrums features in Band-in-a-Box 2017 - like half-time/double-time mode and Multi-Drums. Get all 4 volumes in the All Xtra Styles PAK 3 on sale for just $29 (Reg. $49) during our Xtra Styles Special!

If you are looking for more RealStyles, the complete set of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-3 (with all 485 RealStyles) is available for only $99 during our Xtra Styles special.

Special offers end July 31st!

Already purchased Xtra Styles PAK 3? Submit your original song to the Xtra Styles PAK 3 Contest for your chance to WIN a $150 USD coupon to use on your next PG Music Inc. product purchase.

Mac RealTracks Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac users can download the latest RealTracks patch here.

This patch includes RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks updates we have made since the previous March 22 patch. The files updated are largely those that were released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017, although there are updates to some earlier ones as well.

Added: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 now has complete transcriptions added and can be viewed in the notation or lead sheet window.
Fixed: _BHALSA (Waltz) Style was not set to ¾ time, and now uses a more appropriate Bass
Fixed: _BLUESKY.STY mistakenly had drums in style.
Fixed: _CASUALE Style mistakenly included MIDI Guitar and Strings tracks.
Fixed: _RAMPART Style Demo mistakenly had the Master Volume turned way up.
Fixed: =JOLEO_B did not allow user volume changes
Fixed: Bass, Electric, RockPickedA-B Ev 165 and RT 2589 Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedA-B Ev 165 had timing issues with some of the riffs.
Fixed: Charango, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 was not playing sus chords.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock16thsJon Ev16 090 and RT2605 Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRockShuffleJon Sw 130 now have Hi-Q transcriptions. Now when the tablature or notation is viewed it will be more accurate and include bends, slides and other improvements.
Fixed: Loop file 'Trance - kit3beat135b ev16 tempo' was missing.
Fixed: NashvilleBrushesEasyBluegrass had the wrong audition demos.
Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev 16 090 was playing some slash chords.
Fixed: RealTracks Audition files for "Roadhouse" Resonator Guitar were mixed up.
Fixed: Some direct input files were mislabeled for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGras Ev16 085'.
Fixed: Some direct input files were missing for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Soloist GypsyClassicQuinn Sw 220'.
Fixed: Some small memo typos Fixed including _RESFOLK* _RESWALZ* _BLUESKY*
Fixed: Some style mistakenly specified held chords for tracks. E.G. _NOCARES, _SONGBRD, _SOULPOP, _DAYSEND, _CARRYON
Fixed: The endings were not working properly in the A substyle for two variations in the RealDrums DrivingPop8ths^.
Fixed: The notation subdivision for the RealStyle _ASTRAL.STY was previously incorrect, and has been Fixed.
Fixed: The RealTrack that use Shots and Holds 345 were playing some incorrect chords
Improved: Over 90 RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks have had the option for a 'Simple' arrangement Added. Now these RealTracks will play without embellishment when the Simple option is selected in the RealTracks picker.
Improved: More than 20 RealTracks now have Transcriptions enabled and the Simple option available.
Improved: Pianohld.sty has been improved, with better voice leading for the held piano.

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows - Build 467 Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 467) here.

Added: Several requested 'genre' user categories in the StylePicker.
Changed: "Tempo/Pitch Stretching Quality" now defaults to medium instead of low.
Fixed: "No Loop (WAV) chosen for this track" would display for some tracks in the Create Multi-Drums dialog.
Fixed: An "out of memory" error would occur in very long songs with lots of RealTracks. Some tracks would be silent when this happened. This might still happen, but the song size limit has doubled.
Fixed: Booting up Band-in-a-Box by double-clicking on a song file would cause any song-based RealTracks to be removed.
Fixed: Drag and drop would not extract the selected region on the chord sheet.
Fixed: If there were any style changes in a song, the Bar Settings layer would display "Style changes" on any bar that had any other type of changes (eg tempo, volume).
Fixed: Sometimes RealTracks would play a dominant 7th chord for plain major triad song chords.
Fixed: The Event List editor window would only work for the Melody or Soloist tracks.
Improved: Elastique has been updated from version 3.1.8 to 3.1.11.

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