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User Showcase (130 viewing)
Post links to your original song compositions here, for others to listen to.
Search all posted compositions by song title or artist's forum name.
Listen to PG User Showcase Radio (on SoundCloud):
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Re: Autumn Dawn
(Noel96) - 21 minutes 43 seconds ago
Xtra Styles Contest (7 viewing)
Announcing... Xtra Styles Contest - 4 prizes of $150.
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Re: Living On Love - xtra styles contest
(Noel96) - 14 minutes 50 seconds ago
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production (17 viewing)
Discussions about methods and gear for making music.
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Woodshedding - Learning to Play! (5 viewing)
Musical Discussions about learning to play an instrument, helpful DVD's, teachers, theory, gear and more...
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Re: Scales using Band in a Box
(MarioD) - 09/27/16 12:35 PM
I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube (1 viewing)
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 (2 viewing)
Videos related to music (instruction, performance, mixing tips etc.)
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Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
General technical questions regarding computers or music equipment.
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Re: Suitable web browsers
(Noel96) - Today at 12:09 AM
Off-Topic (75 viewing)
This forum is for music-related discussions that aren't covered in other forums.
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Re: Getting Published
(receder) - Today at 01:28 AM
User-to-User
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UserTracks (and other add-ons) (6 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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UserTracks Wishlist (1 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: Funk
(Alyssa - PG Music) - 09/19/16 02:01 PM
Post your own Tips and Tricks here (3 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: HOW TO: Create triplet chords on beat 4
(Noel96) - 09/27/16 01:36 PM
My Favorite Things
Post about your Favorite Features in Band-in-a-Box and RealBand.
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Re: Transpose Audio Like Midi
(Will B - PG Music) - 09/20/16 10:27 AM
PG Music Product Forums
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Band-in-a-Box for Windows (79 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Windows version of Band-in-a-Box.
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Re: Audio Chord Wizard not working
(Saxfred) - 1 minute 59 seconds ago
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh (6 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Macintosh version of Band-in-a-Box.
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Re: Crossgrade Question
(Pipeline) - 15 minutes 10 seconds ago
RealBand (12 viewing)
Discussion forum for RealBand users
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Re: Editing Text and the Current Position Marker
(Jim Fogle) - Yesterday at 07:06 PM
PowerTracks Pro Audio (1 viewing)
Discussion forum for PowerTracks Pro Audio users.
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Import & Export MusicXML Files with PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016!
(Callie - PG Music) - 09/20/16 01:26 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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PG Music Wishlists
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Band-in-a-Box Wishlist (28 viewing)
Wishlist for Band-in-a-Box for Windows and Macintosh
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Re: Allow alternative Jazz Symbol fonts
(Jim Fogle) - Yesterday at 06:57 PM
RealBand Wishlist (6 viewing)
RealBand wishlist and new feature suggestions.
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PG PlugIn Skins
(Tobias) - 09/23/16 01:07 PM
PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist
Wishlist for PowerTracks Pro Audio.
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Re: Regenerate a melody for only a few bars
(Neelo) - 08/18/16 11:42 PM
Styles and RealTracks Wishlist (3 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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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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Re: BIAB for IPad Improvements
(AlastairLC) - 09/15/16 05:15 PM
band-in-a-box.com -- International Band-in-a-Box Forums
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Deutsches Band-in-a-Box User Forum (5 viewing)
Willkommen zu Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligente Musiksoftware für Ihren Multimedia-Computer"
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Re: Schriftalternative zu PGChords.ttf
(Brille) - 09/28/16 12:18 AM
Forum degli utenti italiani di Band-in-a-Box (5 viewing)
Benvenuti in Band-in-a-Box! "Software di Accompagnamento Musicale Intelligente per il tuo Computer"
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Re: Acquisto Biab 2016
(Pauline - PG Music) - 09/17/16 01:15 PM
Band-in-a-Box Svenskt användarforum
Välkommen till Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligent Musikackompanjemangsprogram för din Multimediadator"
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Ny Språkuppdatering samt hela Manualen!
(StefanJ) - 08/13/16 01:38 AM
Forum des Utilisateurs Français de Band-in-a-Box
Bienvenue dans Band-in-a-Box! "Logiciel d'accompagnement musical intelligent pour ordinateur multimédia"
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Re: Biab build 438... encore des soucis...
(Daniel Donval) - Yesterday at 06:10 AM
Foro para el usuario de Band-in-a-Box en Español (4 viewing)
Bienvenido a Band-in-a-Box! "Software Musical de Acompañamiento Inteligente para su Computadora Multimedia"
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Re: PACKS SOUND MAC AND WINDOWS ?
(CarlosEArellano) - Yesterday at 10:32 AM
Forum dos Usuários do Band-in-a-Box em Português (1 viewing)
Bem-vindo ao Band-in-a-Box! "Programa de Acompanhamento Musical Inteligente para o seu Computador Muiltimídia"
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BB 2016 - Manual em português
(Gabriel Prado) - 08/07/16 08:24 AM
Dansk Band-in-a-Box bruger forum (3 viewing)
Velkommen til Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligent musikakkompagnements software til din multimedie komputer"
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Re: Pull i stedet for push af akkorder
(lindbjerg) - Today at 12:33 AM
Band-in-a-Box Nederlands Gebruikers Forum
Welkom bij Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligente Muziek Begeleidings Software voor uw Multimedia Computer"
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Nederlandse handleiding Band-in-a-Box 2016
(Peter Eigenraam) - 08/11/16 11:47 AM
Band-in-a-Box Polskie Forum Użytkowników
Witamy w Band-in-a-Box! "Oprogramowanie do Inteligentnego Akompaniamentu Muzycznego na Twój Multimedialny Komputer"
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Real tracks + standardy jazzowe
(Ozzyrys) - 05/03/15 08:39 AM
Форум пользователей Band-in-a-Box на русском языке (1 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 2016繁體中文版網頁已誔生!
(Chris Lee) - 09/11/16 07:06 AM
Band-in-a-Box 简体中文用户论坛
欢迎使用Band-in-a-Box软件!
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Band-in-a-Box 2016简体中文版网页已誔生!
(Chris Lee) - 09/11/16 07:08 AM
Band-in-a-Box 한국어 사용자 포럼
Band-in-a-Box 프로그램에 환영합니다!
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Band-in-a-Box 日本語掲示板
日本語掲示板
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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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Jellyfish
(Banana Chips) - 01/13/14 01:01 AM
PG Music News
Video - Plugins Feature: Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac

Get to know the new Plugins feature included with the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Build 143 update when you check out this video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=zfM9Y6TZuoY

Have you updated to the latest patch yet? If not, download it here.

Visit Our User Showcase Page!

We've just updated the User Showcase page on our website, which includes more than 4,000 songs! www.pgmusic.com/user-showcase

This page lists most of the songs shared to our User Showcase Forum. We've split them up by genre: Country / EZ Listening, Jazz, Rock/Pop, RealTracks, and Other.

You can even search this page by Song Title or Artist (Forum member)!

Major VST Support, Hi-Q Instruments, and More Added in the Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac Build 143 Update!

This update is free for Band-in-a-Box 2016 users, and adds significant features; AU (audio unit) and VST plugins are now supported, we've added Hi-Q MIDI instruments, and more! Download the Band-in-a-Box 2016 Build 143 update.

There is also a plugins installer which you should download in addition to the new build. Download the MIDI and Audio Plugins installer here.

Summary of changes for build 143 (since build 132) (Sept 28, 2016):

Added: AU and VST plugins are now supported. There is a new Plugins tab on the Mixer window, that allows you to add/edit MIDI or audio plugins on each track. We include the Sforzando VST sample player, along with the PG Music HiQ Instruments.
Added: HiQ instruments have been added. These are high quality MIDI sounds that make the MIDI tracks (both regular and MIDI SuperTracks) sound much better. You can audition and choose a HiQ patch for any track by control+clicking on the track --> "Select HiQ MIDI Patch".
Added: Sforzando is a .sfz sample player made by Plogue that has been customized for Band-in-a-Box and is used to play the HiQ Instrument sounds.
Added: We include AmpliTube, which is a VST Guitar Amp Simulator, and can be used effectively with the Direct Input RealTracks.
Added: A Plugins Options dialog includes an option to scan for VST plugins on bootup and options for how plugin windows are opened, closed, and arranged on the screen. Plugins that are essential to Band-in-a-Box (eg the "Apple: DLSMusicDevice" or "Sforzando") are scanned for regardless of the "Scan for VST plugins on bootup" or "Scan for AU plugins on bootup" settings.
Fixed: StylePicker Options dialog was stuck behind the StylePicker dialog.
Fixed: Opening the lead sheet would cause Band-in-a-Box to crash if the current song had bar-based lyrics.
Fixed: Rendering a video of the chordsheet would sometimes make a corrupt file (eg. no audio can be heard, and the playback is sporadic).
Fixed: When "Display C9sus as C11", "Display 2 as sus2, or "Display sus as sus4 was enabled, it was not possible to enter the chord by typing or using the Chord Builder.
Fixed: There were some inconsistencies in color between the mixer and track radio controls.

Discuss Your Methods & Gear for Making Music on Our Forum!

If you frequent our forums, you might be familiar with our Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production forum, which is an ideal place to post discussions about methods and gear for making music!

Whether you have questions about installing other music software, are looking for resources to help with production etc., came across some great information or free plug-ins you'd like to share, etc. - this forum is perfect for sharing!

Recent posts to this forum include:
Garritan install
Confused as Heck About LUFS
Article - 6 Chord Tricks For Songwriters
Learning Notation Function
...and more!

You'll even find posts here from our PG Music Team - like the recent post by Kent: Ethan Winer's Audio Myths workshop!

Xtra Styles Contest - 2 Days Left!

There are now almost 60 different songs entered in our Xtra Styles Contest!

The contest is open for submission until midnight September 30, 2016 - submit your song before then for a chance to WIN 1 of 4 prizes of $150 PG Bucks!

Listen to the songs already submitted here: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=91

Learn more about the Xtra Styles purchase options (we're still having our sale until Sept 30th!) here: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php.

#TipTuesday Band-in-a-Box for Windows Keystroke Commands

Speed up your song creation when you use Keystroke Commands in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

For example, here are the commands for switching between the different Windows in Band-in-a-Box®:
Ctrl+W Toggle Notation and Chord Sheet windows.
Ctrl+O Movable Notation window.
Alt+W Lead Sheet window.
Ctrl+T Display Notation screen or Chord Sheet in full screen.
Ctrl+~ Conductor window.
Ctrl+Shift+A Audio Edit window.
Ctrl+Shift+D Drum Kit window.
Ctrl+Shift+G Guitar window.
Ctrl+Shift+J Ear training window.
Ctrl+Shift+L Big Lyrics window.
Ctrl+Shift+M Mixer Window
Ctrl+Shift+N Big Piano window.
Ctrl+Shift+S Plug-in mode for DAW.
Alt+Shift+L Practice window.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L Lyric Document window.

....and that's just a taste!

You'll find the complete list is available within the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows program manual PDF. You can also view it here.

Informative Joanne Cooper Blog Post! 6 Simple Steps... #TipTuesday!

Joanne Cooper is a long time Band-in-a-Box user, and has been a member of our forum for years! We've all listened to the many songs she's shared (and loved every single one of them!), and many of our Forum members have also tuned in to her performances on Street Jelly!

Joanne has her own website, www.joannecooper.co.za/home, where you can listen to her music, watch some videos, scroll through photos, and more! She also shares her blog on this site, which has most recently been updated with the posting 6 simple steps to make cool backing tracks for popular cover songs using Band-in-a-Box.

Read through this informative Blog posting and you'll learn how she creates her backing tracks while using Band-in-a-Box!

Joanne has also created a Band-in-a-Box Video Testimonial, which can be viewed here.

Thank you Joanne for writing this blog post & sharing it with us!

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