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Jump to new posts Look for style with drums something like this by Lesley55 @ 14 minutes 13 seconds ago
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Enharmoics by Matt Finley @ 15 minutes 54 seconds ago

I am surprised by this. BIAB doesn’t support B# (or Cb E# or Fb). Does RealBand?
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Sometimes crash of BiaB 2018/512 by rharv @ 28 minutes 6 seconds ago

Sometimes the simplest solution is to 'Save As' and rename it, as this writes the song to a new location on the hard drive and can eliminate some hardware issues. Just a thought.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Wonderful update. I've got no doubt that with your attitude and determination you'll accomplish your mission. I really admire what you've accomplished so far and am looking forward to reading more updates!
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts iOS Mobile Recording Rig - Portable Studio Setup by pghboemike @ 36 minutes 14 seconds ago

i liked being able to power an audio interface with a dc battery instead of a powered hub
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: sonar studio by Takamine @ 51 minutes 5 seconds ago

I second what John said. Personnaly, I use PreSonus Studio One as my DAW. I played around with Sonar in the past, like it but never made the switch. I thought the learning curve on Studio One was pretty easy, but nothing compares to Sonar/Cakewalk for handling Midi. If you're interested, you can download Studio One Prime, which is a free version of Studio One, but lacks some of the features and plugins.
UserTracks (and other add-ons)
Originally Posted By: AlbertinoOlá, como adicionar esse maravilhoso piano no Band-n-a-box 2018? Hello, how to add this wonderful piano in Band-n-a-box 2018? Clique no link acima que diz: "Link 4 # 638 Piano Grand Concert K10 8 Beat 85" Click on the link above that says, "Link 4 # 638 Piano Grand Concert K10 8 Beat 85"
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Thank you ROG for your advice!
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Jump to new posts Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates by Jim Fogle @ Today at 05:40 PM

Hi Callie, User Matt Finley has both BiaB for Windows and for Mac. According to +++ THIS +++ post by Matt, the version location differs between the Windows and Mac software programs. Windows has the information under Help > About as you stated but Mac has the information it's Quote:in Band in a Box, About (where Band in a Box is highlighted next to the Apple logo in the top left corner). Not the Help menu.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Thanks Guys, hopefully the added typing of some of my experiences and solutions are helpful to someone.
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Jump to new posts A Night Like This by Steve Young @ Today at 05:31 PM

I have had 3 hard drives crash over the last 2 years. I lost quite a few of my masters (even though I had backups - one of the drives that crashed was my backup drive). HUGE nightmare! This song is one that I wrote almost 7 years ago, and has been one of my favorites, so I decided to redo it. It's a song about the value of spending time with the ones we love. I hope you enjoy it! SoundCloud version... SoundCloud - A Night Like This Video version... Vimeo - A Night Like This A Nigh
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
Jump to new posts Re: Victor Wooten: Music Theory is SIMPLE! by MarioD @ Today at 05:26 PM

That was extremely interesting and very educational. Thanx for sharing.
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
Originally Posted By: Jim Fogle I have multiple reasons for the clean-up routine to be an option versus automatic as it is now. 1) The RealTracks Picker and RealDrums Picker frequently do not find the locations for all RealTracks or RealDrums thus returning N/A when the material is available. 2) Add-ons are not structured in a consistent manner. 3) Some users developed their own file structure and the clean-up routine interferes with maintenance of their personal file structure. The clean-up
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Originally Posted By: rsdeanLeon, Peter, Janice & Bud, A stellar piece! Great write and melody. Janice again breathes life into a song like no one else... Another great, great performance. Bud, the production on this one is really exceptional. The separation and placement of each musical component is perfect - the lines are so crisp and clean with a "live" feel... You really outdid yourself. Great job all! Bob Thanks Bob - Bud sure knows had to enhance a mix. Peter
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
+++ HERE +++ is a step-by-step article describing how to get unsigned audio drivers to work with Windows 8, 8.1 or 10.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Best way to convert the file .MGX by Vincente @ Today at 04:48 PM

In Biab2009 I used GM MIDI synth (VSC) Virtual sound canvas. In Biab2018 I used GM MIDI Synth TTS-1 Here's link for a sample file:
Jump to new posts Re: RealBand 2018 v4 buggy? by rharv @ Today at 04:47 PM

What exactly does the 'logical editor' do? Most users never get deep enough into MIDI to see how things like the Data Filter and other MIDI features of RB/PT work, so it may just be a matter of knowing how to do stuff in RB. Like JM stated above, I have no trouble editing MIDI in RB, and sometimes bring MIDI into RB from other DAWs for editing .. maybe because I am familiar with it, but I haven't often been stymied using it. RB also supports SYSEX, if you want to get deep into MIDI editing. T
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Jump to new posts Re: Every Day She Touches Turns to Gold by Steve Young @ Today at 04:40 PM

David, I especially like the lyrics on this one. Some really great lines in it. Like Janice and Bud said, a good love song in a world that needs more. Nice job! Steve
Jump to new posts Re: Audio interface issues by rharv @ Today at 04:37 PM

What OS? Have you gone to Prefs-MIDI Devices to check if the driver is available and simply not selected?
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Jump to new posts Re: NEW Original Song "I'm So Good At Doin' It Wrong" by Steve Young @ Today at 04:33 PM

Nice energy in this one. Really like the guitar. Well written, and performed. Really enjoyed this one! Steve
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Jump to new posts Re: 'TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS by Steve Young @ Today at 04:29 PM

Love this hymn, Torrey. And really love what you have done with it. Great job on the vocals. Harmonies are great. Love the transition. Guitar work is spot on as usual. Also a very timely message in this song. Steve
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Jump to new posts Re: Need Away To Ride by Steve Young @ Today at 04:23 PM

Nice to hear this one Dani! Good job as always on the harmonies. Good surfer tune! Steve
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Jump to new posts Re: That's How The Story Ends by Steve Young @ Today at 04:18 PM

Now that's a good country song there! Nice job on the arrangement. Like the way the instruments weave in and out, and interact with each other. Well written. Good job. Steve
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Notation - Meloday on Stave not Printing by jford @ Today at 04:03 PM

If you could post a copy of the file for some of us to look at, we might be able to figure it out. PM me if you don't want to post it publicly.
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Jump to new posts Let Your Light Shine by Belladonna @ Today at 04:00 PM

A little blue today, went for a walk by the river and was seeing the beauty of God's world and getting confirmations of his spirit and presence. Just had to write this song. If someone wants to do the music that would be great!!! Just give me credit for the lyrics. Title Let Your Light Shine DJE 2/20/18 Verse 1 Some days it’s so easy To think the world’s gone crazy I’m tryin’ to do the right thing And it all blows back on me Chorus So let your light shine Burn those dark clouds away
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PG Music News
Introducing... RealTracks Artists David Wise & Shelly Justice!

For the first time ever Band-in-a-Box® can generate backing vocals with some amazing "oohs" and "aahs" vocal arrangements with RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs! Add male or female parts by renowned Nashville vocalists David Wise and Shelly Justice, and you'll LOVE the results!

David and Shelly have recorded with many different artists, including CeCe Winans, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Camp, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Steve Green, and more!

RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs includes a three-part, six-voice arrangement – which you can use all together in your song or individually for more delicate textures! Listen to the demos for RealTracks Set 278 here.

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Learn more about Dave & Shelly when you visit their RealTracks Artist Bio page:
David Wise:
Shelly Justice:

#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

YouTube Find - How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES

Check out one of EricBlackmonGuitar's latest videos, How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES and you'll hear a great Band-in-a-Box backing track!

...and you'll also learn how to play blues with just a few notes!

A Little Bit Of Me Music Video!

A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane!

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:

RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here:

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here:

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
Fixed: Mixer changes were not undoable, and would not cause user to be prompted to save their song when exiting.
Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
Fixed: StylePicker database various updates. Some styles were displaying the wrong feel (swing/even) in notation. A few styles incorrectly showed missing Drums.
Fixed: The audio latency setting would increase every time leaving the Windows Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: The Download Manager folder name defaulted to 2016 instead of 2018.
Updated: Help file.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is here! PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 includes many new features and enhancements:

Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
-X/8 time signature support. This is a special method of displaying 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time signatures in the Notation window.
-The Duplicate previous chord in notation right-click menu lets you quickly duplicate the previous chord (group of notes on same peg) without having to reenter it.
-Delete highlighted notes in notation right-click menu lets you delete all highlighted notes.
-Delete all notes on this peg in notation right-click menu lets you delete all notes on the nearest peg that was clicked on.
-You can now enter Section Numbers. Previously, you could enter letters (A-Z) only, but now you can also enter numbers (1-9).

...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at

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