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Jump to new posts Re: Caribbean/Calypso songs by VideoTrack @ 1 minute 43 seconds ago

Do you have any suggested titles of songs you would like to see added? My understanding is that this is not actually a Styles Request page, but a Titles Request page.
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Jump to new posts Re: *New Song* Send a Donation -Waltz by PeterF @ 7 minutes 16 seconds ago

Rob Hopefully not biographical....nicely done, well sung and an excellent video accompaniment. Peter
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Jump to new posts Re: New Song with Joanne Cooper. Old Christmas Memories by PeterF @ 12 minutes 32 seconds ago

Nice work - pretty composition and a lovely complimentary vocal by Joanne. Well done to all (and to all a good night). Peter
Jump to new posts Re: Coming up with Songs by dcuny @ Today at 09:36 PM

Perhaps you might want to also consider why you might not be creating songs. I think I'm eminently qualified to speak on that topic. One of the best ways to not create songs is to wait for inspiration. I've spent years waiting for inspiration to strike, and she never seems to stop by. Fortunately, there's an endless stream of YouTube videos and Facebook posts to keep me distracted while I wait. This allows me to engage in hours of activities entirely unrelated to creating a song. It's also im
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Jump to new posts Using 2017 Audiophile USB HD As Backup by LawTunes @ Today at 09:34 PM

I happily received my 2017 Audiophile to 2018 Audiophile upgrade today, but before proceeding I wanted to lay out what I plan to do to make sure I am not doing something dumb. I plan to use the 2017 Audiophile USB HD as a backup drive for my current /bb, /RealTracks, and /Drums folders that are on my my internal drives E: and D:. Here are the steps I plan to follow: 1. Connect 2017 Audiophile USB HD. 2. After activating "Show hidden files, folders, and drives,“ delete all files on 20
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Jump to new posts Re: New Song with Joanne Cooper. Old Christmas Memories by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 08:36 PM

Wonderful write, recording and production. Enjoyed this. Charlie
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Jump to new posts Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 08:34 PM

Wow. Awesome video. Really enjoyed watching. Caught it on Facebook, had to share. I hope PGMusic does more of this.
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I really enjoyed watching that! I'm looking forward to the other videos as well.
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Now, this is the best explanation I’ve seen for any upgrade. Let’s have more of that. It provides more background information, rather than reading a promo list of new features on the home page. I plan to upgrade to 2018. Sure hope there’s some pedal steel real tracks in ballad swing styles, rather than just even tempos. And, some congas in a jazz swing style. Hope that’s there, too. And, if the vocal oohs and ahhs become a big hit, maybe some vocal scat phrases in the 2019 version
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Jump to new posts Re: New Song with Joanne Cooper. Old Christmas Memories by JoanneCooper @ Today at 08:23 PM

Hi graham. Great job on the video. I really enjoyed putting my vocal to your lovely Christmas song. Thank you for putting this one together and I hope you have a very merry xmas and new year.
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Jump to new posts Re: Are regeneration of RealTracks cyclic? by Teunis @ Today at 08:20 PM

Thanks to all. I think going to RealBand re generating the bits I want then when I have what I want saving the wav is probably the way to go.
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Jump to new posts Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) by JoanneCooper @ Today at 08:18 PM

Hey guys. How cool is that! Nice promotion too.
Jump to new posts Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries by Sundance @ Today at 08:08 PM

Last night PBS ran EIGHT DAYS A WEEK directed by Ron Howard. About the Beatles through '66 when they stopped touring. Good one for Beatle fans.
Jump to new posts Re: Song Promotion Ideas by Sundance @ Today at 07:55 PM

You can start by putting a link to your music and/or website in your signature so it shows in every post you make.
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Jump to new posts Re: Video RealTracks Questions for PG Music by JohnJohnJohn @ Today at 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By: MusicStudentCome on, whats not to like about this.... * Video RealTracks new feature in Band in a Box 2018 I've watched the video...expressed my appreciation for the effort...still don't see the usefulness.
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Jump to new posts Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) by Sundance @ Today at 07:37 PM

What a fun watch! Great promotion! Love the I'm going to go mow the yard now..LOL!
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Jump to new posts Re: Drag and drop by CoolBreeze @ Today at 07:32 PM

I don't think so but I can check. It's the same behavior in RB, but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with some plugins and/or my audio setup. I haven't sent in any crash logs yet, but I've had plenty from trying out different VSTi's. I'm sure the feature is working for other people.
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Jump to new posts Re: Find a BIAB Style ...based on a demo WMA file? by Kent - PG Music @ Today at 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken Lundberg (1) if there is a style associated with this demo track, and if so, (2) how could I locate its STY filename given this WMA demo file: \bb\MIDI SuperTracks - Demos\Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065 #1805 band.wma That's not a demo for a Style, it's for a MIDI SuperTrack (Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065), which can be located by clicking the MIDI Tracks button, then MIDI SuperTracks. That SuperTrack is part of MIDI SuperTracks set 1 (confirmed by checking this
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Jump to new posts Re: *New Song* Send a Donation -Waltz by Rob4580 @ Today at 07:05 PM

Originally Posted By: JoanneCooperHi Rob. Well that tugs on the old heart strings. A great write. Good one! Thank you Joanne. Thank you for your support through the year. Rob
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Jump to new posts Re: *New Song* Send a Donation -Waltz by Rob4580 @ Today at 07:04 PM

Originally Posted By: animarorecordsHello, Rob Super vocal and TV show! Very nice Waltz. Elvis has also appeared securely on television, Enjoyed my listen and watch a lot. Best regards. Shigeki Adachi Thank you Shigeki. Rob
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Jump to new posts Re: BIAB 2008 by Kent - PG Music @ Today at 06:59 PM

Hi Band-in-a-Box 2008 was the first year to have RealTracks, and I'd expect it to mostly work, but there would definitely be some issues, like the Roland Virtual Sound Canvas not being able to install. A replacement synth would be $40 (Forte) or $49 (Cakewalk TTS-1), but since an update to 2018 Pro would only be $69, I'd definitely say that's the way to go, as there will likely be more issues anyway, and the upgrade will fix them. Cheers Kent PG Music
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Jump to new posts Re: I Think I'm Done with BIAB for Mac by Beachboy @ Today at 06:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Andrew - PG MusicThe Windows and Mac versions of Band-in-a-Box are very similar, more than they have ever been in the past. I suspect alot of people comparing the two (i.e. version 2017 Windows to 2017 Mac) would think they are identical. There are some features that the Mac version lacks - Conductor and Piano Roll being the two that I can think of right now. The lyrics issue definitely sounds frustrating. It seems to me that this issue was fixed in a recent build, but
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Jump to new posts Re: Are regeneration of RealTracks cyclic? by Kent - PG Music @ Today at 06:47 PM

Hi Teunis, Since every measure re-generates each time, you're unlikely to get the exact performance twice (for the entire track). If you open the song in RealBand, you can regenerate individual measures, in case you get something you like in one section and not in others. Thanks Kent PG Music
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Jump to new posts Re: Christmas Tree by David Snyder @ Today at 06:24 PM

Great one guys. Merry Christmas!
Jump to new posts Re: Coming up with Songs by Don Gaynor @ Today at 06:20 PM

Since chord progressions are not copyrighted, try "borrowing" the chords from a favorite song then let BIAB create a brand new melody. I borrowed the chords from Beatles' "Yesterday" and came up with this: You will hear the original trying to escape. Donny
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Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication:

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me":

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows boasts more than 50 new features... and a lot of the new features fill the requests posted by program users!

Some of these include:

Q. I am learning guitar. The RealTracks are very helpful in that I can hear great guitar players, and most of the tracks have tab and notation as well. But there is much more to guitar, could you include some videos of some of the RealTracks Artists? Because I would learn much more from seeing a guitarist than just hearing them.

A. We have a major new feature called "Video RealTracks." These work and sound like RealTracks, but you get to see a video of the Guitarist (or whatever instrument) playing as well. The amazing thing is that this works with any chord progression you type in. So, if you want to learn to play like the great guitarist Brent Mason, for example, you can type in chords to any progression you are interested in, and then hear and see a video of Brent soloing over your progression. Now you can learn much quicker, as it helps to see how a musician is performing, as well as to hear.

Q. I love the Audio Chord Wizard, as it figures out chords from mp3 and other audio files. But it is a separate program from Band-in-a-Box, and I can’t go back and forth to change things easily.

A. We've solved that, as BiaB 2018 has integrated the Audio Chord Wizard directly into Band-in-a-Box. Now load an audio file into BiaB, open the Audio Edit Window – Audio Chord Wizard mode, and let it automatically figure out the bar lines and chords for the song.

Q. I like to save songs as MP3 files, and can't do this with BiaB, except a very low quality one, 64kbps.

A. We've improved this, by adding support for Windows Media Foundation. This allows you to save MP3 in your choice of resolutions, up to very high 320mpbs. Better still, it works on current versions of Windows (Windows 7,8,10) and also on older versions too (Vista, XP).

We've answered 49 questions - review all of these answers on our forum post "49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box 2018" here.

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows can be reviewed at

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 3 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can update their version with the latest patch, Build 3. Download this patch here

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 3:

Added: Section Numbers supported. All section letter menus now include numbers 1 through 9 in addition to letters A through Z.
Fixed: Section letters in Notation Window were not being resized if the notation was zoomed in/out
Fixed: RealBand might freeze when generating audio harmonies
Fixed: Loading in a BB song (MGU/SGU) or generating realtracks could freeze up the program.
Fixed: Chords in Notation/LeadSheet on 1st beat of a bar were being drawn too close to bar lines.
Fixed: Support for XP and Vista.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 505 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can update their version with the latest patch - Build 505.

This patch can be downloaded here.

Summary of changes for Build 505:

Added: You can now put Section Numbers in your song. Previously you could only use letters A-Z, but now you can use 1-9 as well.
Added:You can now filter styles in the StylePicker for styles that contain Video RealTracks.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error "Procedure entry point MFTEnumEx could not be found in the Dynamic Link Library Mfplat.DLL" while starting up if using Windows Vista.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error message "dwmapi.dll cannot be found" while starting up if using Windows XP.
Fixed: The Transcribe feature in the Audio Edit window was not always working.
Fixed: The Windows Audio Devices dialog might show garbage text for names of devices if not running Band-in-a-Box in English.
Fixed: There was no Quality selector in the Render to Audio File dialog if rendering MP3 on Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: There were visual artifacts in the leadsheet & notation windows when moving the cursor.
Fixed: Using the Transpose or stretching features in the Audio Edit window might cause an access violation if the audio track is mono.
Improved: Band-in-a-Box will start up faster.
Improved: Importing ABC Notation files has been improved.
Updated: Help file and manuals.
Updated: RealTracks Artist bio's.

New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows... Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.
TIP: If you load one of the video RealTracks bands, you will have video RealTracks on 5 tracks, and you can make a video of 1-5 musicians!

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows packages during our December special.
Video RealTracks Set 2: Country TrainBeat Band is included in the 2018 49-PAK, along with 40 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 MIDI SuperTracks, 101 Instrumental Studies, and Artist Performance Set 8: Traditional Songs Sung by Béatrix Méthé.

SPECIAL OFFER: During our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Holiday Special, purchase our "Video RealTracks Set 3-6 Special Bundle Offer" to complete your purchase with the remaining Video RealTracks Sets for the low price of just $49!

Learn more about the new Video RealTracks and see them in action: Video link - "Video RealTracks Sets 1-6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows"

Video - 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows we also released 202 NEW RealTracks (in Sets 278-300)! Listen to all the individual demos here:, or watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 202 New RealTracks Overview Video:

Get all 202 new RealTracks when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade, on sale until December 31st!

NEW! Xtra Styles PAK 4 - Available for both Windows and Mac!

We've just released Xtra Styles PAK 4 with over 150 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and 'Folk and Beyond' styles! These new RealStyles will work with the RealTracks included in any Band-in-a-Box® version 2017 or higher UltraPAK or Audiophile Edition.

To add to the excitement of this release, we're putting all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49)

Listen to all the demos of these new Xtra Styles here, or check out this video:

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