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Jump to new posts Annoying "Bang a Gong" in DAW drag and drop by Bunyip @ 8 minutes 42 seconds ago

More often than not, when I drag and drop a BIAB song into my DAW - Cakewalk Platinum - the drum track starts with a pronounced "boom" for the first bar of the count in. It doesn't occur with every song, but it does with most. I run in admin mode. I fix it by cutting the first bar in the drum track. I would appreciate any ideas on how I can stop this problem. I assume it is a problem with BIAB rather than the DAW, and it may be something in the settings which I can change.
Jump to new posts Re: My pre-stroke cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "Steel Rail Blues" by Don Gaynor @ 16 minutes 24 seconds ago

Thanks, Bob. That is a very encouraging comment.
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Jump to new posts Re: Unknown by Scott C @ 18 minutes 50 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: dcunyVery mellow! I'm not used to hearing such "structured" playing from a lead guitar. Thanks David for checking out the song. I appreciate it. Originally Posted By: SundanceScott you made me smile with the behind the scenes title story. Lovely tone and expression in your playing and melody on top of a really nice arrangement with the ethereal bgvs. Thanks so much Josie for having a listen. Means allot to me. Glad you liked it.. Originally Posted By: cub
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Jump to new posts Re: Avalanche by Ember - PG Music @ 21 minutes 28 seconds ago

I really loved the opening imagery: "Summer days; the lost and found. Shades of green, an old ghost town. Voices fading. Old telephones. A changing world outside the zone." Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Jump to new posts Re: Along the Strait and Narrow by Ember - PG Music @ 23 minutes 45 seconds ago

Really cool use of RealTracks on this one, Riccled. Thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: *New Folk Song* You cant take it with you by Scott C @ 23 minutes 57 seconds ago

Very cool chord progression on this tune. Excellent choice of backtracks. Your vocal sits in the song just perfect. Mandolin solo was excellent as well
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Jump to new posts Re: Sweet Lorelei by Scott C @ 29 minutes 57 seconds ago

Loved this tune. Super vocal and lyric. Well done
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Jump to new posts Re: A Lesson Learned (ballad) by MrJones? @ 55 minutes 9 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: dcunyWell, the harmonica certainly gives it a Dylan-esque feel. But your voice is much too pleasant, and lacks a resonant nasal twang. Quote:It started off a bit Dylanesque but turned a little bit Elvis in the end. Your words, not mine. But seriously, all those nice things that Scott said? Ditto! Haha... I have been known to do a Dylan parody voice sometimes (live), but more for laughs than trying to copy that sound... I'm more comfortable with deep and (hopefully) ri
Jump to new posts Re: Can anyone recommend interesting podcasts on songwriting ? by Ember - PG Music @ Today at 03:19 PM

There are some really great suggestions here that I can't wait to check out. Thanks for sharing, guys!
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Jump to new posts Re: New Member, New Song: Won't Be Hard to Say Goodbye by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 03:11 PM

Excellent song. Very good effort with the write, mix, performance and production. Enjoyed this a lot and i'm looking forward to hearing another one from you soon.
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Jump to new posts Re: Usertracks crash by Pipeline @ Today at 02:56 PM

After messing around trying it on WinBB and MacBB 2018, it crashes on MacBB 2018 as you import an audio file so as you go to play it will try and read the audio file and crash ! It works fine on MacBB 2017 so as Jim & I said earlier go to the MacBB forum and report the 2018 BUG. * Make sure you set it to 1 chorus when you record the usertracks > Edit > Song Form > Unfold, that's why the other had so many blank bars.
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Jump to new posts Re: Slow Waltz in G Major by Riccled @ Today at 02:28 PM

Hi Ember. Glad you enjoyed it,as you know variety is my stock in trade! R.
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Jump to new posts Re: BIAB/Aria Engine looking in the wrong place ... by Kent - PG Music @ Today at 02:28 PM

Hi Hannay, Which version and build of Band-in-a-Box are you using? Thanks Kent PG Music
Jump to new posts Re: Why can't I generate a Real Track in RB? by Kent - PG Music @ Today at 02:24 PM

Hi Bob, Which version and build of RealBand are you running? You can find out by clicking on the Help menu, then About RealBand. I'm wondering what numbers are in the "Start" and "End" boxes in the RealBand toolbar, and exactly where you're clicking to generate these RealTracks. I can open any SEQ file, whether it started as a BIAB file or not, or even just hit File - New, right-click on an empty track, go to Generate - Select and Generate RealTrack, choose one, and clic
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Jump to new posts Re: Installation PDF Treiber by MartinB @ Today at 01:51 PM

Die deutschsprachige Fly-by Übersetzung ist hier fehlerhaft. In der englischsprachigen Version steht hier -> "bb\Data\Installers\PDF995 Installer\autosetup.exe". Bei Ausführung von Autosetup.exe erscheint -> Das ist offenbar ein veritabler bug. Alternativ lässt sich natürlich jeder beliebige (freie) PDF Printer installieren.
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Jump to new posts Re: TUNE 4 by Warren Keller @ Today at 01:34 PM

Thank you SO much folks- means a lot! Tano, I really resonate with your comments. That's EX-actly what I'm trying to do, build nice grooves around catchy little motifs. Please leave a Like and consider Following at SoundCloud. Thanks very much again, all!
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Jump to new posts Re: Still Prayin'_# Hot 100 Billboard Smash by David Snyder @ Today at 01:26 PM

Thanks Deej! Those were some might kind words. I appreciate it. Been enjoying your stuff this year too!
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Jump to new posts Re: WATCHING YOU by F.M.M. @ Today at 12:38 PM

hi rob holy smokes this is perfect all of it vocal,real track,very clear mix well done thanks eric
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Jump to new posts Re: Beats this bar... by Kent - PG Music @ Today at 12:36 PM

Hi BIABman, I find Bar Settings makes a lot more sense if you think about it as a change at that bar, rather than a change for that bar. Thanks Kent PG Music
Jump to new posts audio assault plugins by beatmaster @ Today at 12:34 PM

Has anyone used/know anything about these plugins deal is 600 down to 99 for 18 plugins package Looking for a wee recommendation before I jump in.
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Jump to new posts Re: A little hope by F.M.M. @ Today at 12:31 PM

hi joe,lpman,scott,dcunny,deryk thanks for taking time to listen and kind words eric
Jump to new posts Re: VST2 coming to an end by Jim Fogle @ Today at 12:24 PM

+++ HERE +++ is a technical article from Steinberg detailing differences between VST2 and VST3. The article also mentions VST3.5. It's interesting to discover the release dates of the various VST specifications. VST was 1996, VST2 was 1999 while VST3 specifications were released in 2008. Here it is, 2018 and Steinberg will finally be ending VST2 support in October. That's almost twenty years of support for a specification. While I'm very sorry to read that support for the VST2 specificatio
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Jump to new posts Re: Print List of Realtracks by Kent - PG Music @ Today at 12:17 PM

Hi Cubalibre, If you open the RealTracks Picker, check the box marked "Show RealTracks that are N/A" (so that you see all of the RealTracks we make), then click Copy List, you'll get a list that includes all of them. Thanks Kent PG Music
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I did update windows 10 to latest build on two partitions on my main music computer and on a separate computer as well. ALl went well enough though when I started biab no sound, clicked the sound icon on the taskbar and I think it was set to heaphones, changed to speakers again and all was well. SO yes I think it is very possible it can change playback device. Otherwise went well.
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Jump to new posts Re: Just updated 2017... by BIABman @ Today at 12:00 PM

Thanks for your help Noel!
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New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - 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.

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac packages during our release special (which ends May 31st!).
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 for Mac release 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 - 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac 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 Mac - 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 May 31st!

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Video - The Audio Chord Wizard in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac boasts over 50 new features and enhancements... including the Build-in Audio Chord Wizard!

The Audio Chord Wizard has been redesigned and is now built into Band-in-a-Box®. Previously, the Audio Chord Wizard was a separate app and not tightly integrated into Band-in-a-Box®. This app is still available from the [Audio Chord Wizard] toolbar button, but the improved built-in Audio Chord Wizard can be accessed from the Audio Edit window.

Watch our latest video to learn more: Video link - Audio Chord Wizard in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - Everything You Need to Know in Under 5 Minutes!

Want to quickly see the new features included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac in action?

Check out this video, Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® ! Everything you need to know in under 5 minutes*:

*The video includes an extra 2 minutes for the 49-PAK! The first 5 minutes show you all of the great new features and content available with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac®, and it's followed by additional video showing off the 2018 49-PAK for Mac.

Xtra Styles PAKs are ON SALE until May 31st!

Xtra Styles PAK 4 was initially released with our Windows version of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, and with the release of our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac, we're having a sale!

Xtra Styles PAK 4 has over 150 RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and 'Folk and Beyond' styles, which work with the RealTracks included in any Band-in-a-Box® version 2017 or higher UltraPAK/UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

We've put all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE until May 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:

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - 45 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac is here, and there's more than 80 new features! We've answered some user requests with this release, including:

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 use the feature to make a video of the chord sheet from a Band-in-a-Box song. I use it to make backing tracks and upload them to YouTube. But these don't include any notation for the melody and lyrics of my songs. My viewers would like to see the melody and lyrics too. Is there a way you can include the melody in the video? I've tried recording this with screen capture programs, but it's time consuming, recording in real time, and the audio quality and sync are not that good.

A. Yes, Band-in-a-Box 2018 can do this now. You can save your song as a video of the notation track. So that includes the notation, guitar tab, and lyrics. And saving the whole video and audio just takes a few seconds, much faster than real time recording. Just load in your song with chords, melody, lyrics, and/or guitar tab, and press Save-As Notation Video. Your song will be up on YouTube in no time!

Q. I am songwriter and uses Band-in-a-Box to make backing tracks for my productions. I'm starting to make videos and upload them to YouTube. Can Band-in-a-Box help with my production videos?

A. Band-in-a-Box 2018 can now make videos with Video RealTracks, of the musicians performing the RealTracks. And they are playing along to your song's chord progression. You can include these videos in your own song performance, which adds a nice visual element.

Q. I use the Audio Harmonies in Band-in-a-Box. But I find the harmonies simplistic, in that they are mainly using chord tones. The Band-in-a-Box MIDI harmonies are more sophisticated, using passing tones. Why can't my Audio Harmonies work like that?

A. We've added support for new types of Audio Harmonies in the Audio Edit Window. These do allow you to choose any Band-in-a-Box MIDI harmony that has passing tones or sophisticated jazz voicings (adding 4 parts to make a 5-part jazz voicing for example). Band-in-a-Box automatically figures out the MIDI version of your melody so it uses this to create the harmonies.

Q. The new toolbar is nice, but needs more color options. Too much grey! How about skins?

A. We've added support for skins, and you can choose color or grey scale options for toolbar, mixer etc.

And more!!!

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

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