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Jump to new posts Re: recording audio by CoolBreeze @ 2 minutes 24 seconds ago

MixCraft seems to be holding its own with BIAB & RB, and it's a great value. I actually tried to switch to using Real Band, but I had to switch back to MC. RB is a really nice product, and a very capable starter DAW. With that being said, good luck trying to seriously mix down and master in it. Yes, you can do wonders with it, however I've learned to understand why other BIAB users still use their favorite DAW of choice. In theory you should be able to regenerate a track in BIAB and
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Jump to new posts Re: Change key sig without transpose by jford @ 11 minutes 22 seconds ago

And did you regenerate the song?
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Jump to new posts Re: Surface Pro 4 Fakesheet Modus by Brille @ 20 minutes 39 seconds ago

Hallo sws, ich habe das auf meinem Surface nachvollzogen und bekomme die Anzeige des Leadsheets ganz gut hin mit der Skalierung des Notensystems auf 76 % (in den Optionen des Leadsheet-Fensters) und der Skalierung des Akkord-Fonts auf 50% und einer "Vertikalen Akkord-Pos." von 2 (beides in den Optionen-Voreinstellungen-Notation). Aber das Leadsheetfenster ist trotz allem knifflig auf vertikalen Tablets zu benutzen, weil es (wie Band in a Box insgesamt) nicht sehr leicht und sinnvoll mi
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Jump to new posts Re: BIAB and iPad by TerriQ @ 23 minutes 59 seconds ago

I have 2017 hard drive version of BIAB. Where can I get the BIAB app for iPad, in order to play completed songs on my iPad. Also is there a way I can view 'playing' chart complete with lyrics (like the finished 'print out'). Macbook pro BIAB 2017 iPad 3. Thanks for any help.
Jump to new posts Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries by BlueAttitude @ 44 minutes 42 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: SundanceLast 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. We saw that one a couple of weeks ago. Very well done!
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Hallo Logos777, wo hast Du dein Band in a Box gekauft? PGMusic räumt ein 30-Tage-Rückgaberecht ein, ich denke, du wirst also möglicherweise ohne Mehrkosten auch die aktuelle Version bekommen können. Allerdings ist die noch nicht vollständig auf deutsch zu bekommen, aber das deutsche Upgrade-File der Version 2017 funktioniert auch für die Version 2018 (bis auf die neuen Funktionen).
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Jump to new posts Re: A Little Bit Of Me by olemon @ Today at 03:13 AM

Saw the announcement from PG Music on my Twitter feed. Excellent video/production. It was way-cool to see your recording spaces and you artists in action! Oh yeah, the song wasn't bad either:) Take care. (p.s. Studio One. Nice. May be my next daw. Sonar is no more.)
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Jump to new posts Re: BIAB 2008 by VideoTrack @ Today at 03:10 AM

Go on Dave. Get 2018. You know you want it, and you won't believe the new features.
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Jump to new posts Re: HOW TO USE BIB TO PRACTICE GUITAR? by BlueAttitude @ Today at 03:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Paulo MachadoOriginally Posted By: BlueAttitudeThe interface I am using here is the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4. If you only need one input there are less expensive options, the 2i4 and 2 inputs and 4 outputs. I plug my guitar into one of the 2i4 inputs and process it using the Scuffham Amps S-Gear amp simulator. There are other amp sims out there, but the S-Gear is my favorite. Plug a set of headphones into the headphone output of the Scarlett, start your BIAB track playing a
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Jump to new posts Re: FEEL YOU IN THE WIND by Torrey Bliss @ Today at 02:39 AM

Joanne, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment! I appreciate it! T
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Originally Posted By: Don GaynorAnother reason I love this forum...The diversity of talent. Simply wonderful, Graham and Josie. Donny Thanks Don, but I think you mean Joanne I have done a collab with Josie a few years ago of course
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Jump to new posts Re: Christmas Tree by bluage @ Today at 12:59 AM

Dear "MarioD"... There isn't a single Christmas carol I've heard that didn't sound better after it was re-recorded in the rock, R&B, or jazz genre. I believe it's because traditional Christmas/New Year's holiday songs are so full of nostalgia and expressions of loving feelings that they simply arouse and release more emotions into the air when they are translated into popular, contemporary musical styles... ...and that's what your song "Christmas Tree" sounds like, &qu
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Jump to new posts Re: Where are my songs demos?? by Bernard @ Today at 12:34 AM

OK, Andrew, I count on you.. As already explained, I am "having a lot of fun" starting with an "old" song with midi instruments and replacing them one after the other with RTs (mind you, sometimes, I even keep an original midi instrument after having tried RTs alternatives. Guitars are changed everytime, but pianos are sometime better as midi instruments because RTs are of course not using the original notes of the song. Now, on top, there are enough midi HQ instruments eith
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Originally Posted By: animarorecordsDear Loren, Thank you very much for your comment to this tune again. Wish you a merry Xmas and a happy new year! Shigeki... You're welcome. I hope you enjoy a memorable and spiritually rewarding Christmas and New Year's celebration. Sincerely, LOREN
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Jump to new posts It Sounds Like Love by Samuel Davis @ Yesterday at 11:41 PM

It Sounds Like Love I wrote this today for the songwriting prompt "Sounds Like Love" in the GYAWS Facebook group. The idea behind the song is that if exposed to something long enough it will become the norm. In this case the person singing the song has been around domestic violence all their lives so they believe that is how love works. I guess I'm still in a bluesy mood since this is kind of a blues rock tune with gritty vocals. Let me know what you think. Style: Feather Indie Blu
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Jump to new posts Re: Drag and drop by balbuena @ Yesterday at 11:30 PM

Hello me too I have problems, the gold that I try a slip deposited from a selected region for example 4 bars, it works once and when I try a second time always on 4 selected bars it m export the whole track thank you good day
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Jump to new posts Re: Drum Track playing behind by fiddler2007 @ Yesterday at 11:26 PM

Hi Kent; Just had issues with a jazz drumtrack, somehow similar, and sent it to you ..F
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Jump to new posts Re: Using 2017 Audiophile USB HD As Backup by fiddler2007 @ Yesterday at 11:22 PM

If you havn't changed since it when you received it last year like saving personal stuff on it, you might consider installing 2018 on the 2017 drive, no need to delete anything first IMO. Run 2018 from there to check it, then run cleanup there from the data folder. But if you saved your own personal settings, styles, songs etc on it before, get them off first. BTW In case if a total windows crash IMO it is not so advisable to install anything on a C boot partition other than the usual windows st
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Jump to new posts Re: Won't Bring Her Home by PeterF @ Yesterday at 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrackReally enjoyed this Peter & Leon. You delivered something from inside the box but outside the square . Cool guitar lines, a bit of Santana might have snuck in there even, and all wrapped up with a top drivin' beat. Great effort. Thanks Trevor appreciate those comments. Peter
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Rob Great use of the Crooner style - excellent vocals added to Al's very nice composition. Peter
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Jump to new posts Re: Two new tunes by PeterF @ Yesterday at 11:09 PM

Matcham Nice work on both songs - particularly liked the style and arrangement on the 2nd one. Peter
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Jump to new posts Re: One Christmas Night - I will never forget by PeterF @ Yesterday at 11:03 PM

Elliott Nice Christmas song - and a good overall composition. Merry Christmas. Peter
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Jump to new posts Re: Silent Night by PeterF @ Yesterday at 10:56 PM

David Certainly an unconventional ending! Nice synths and arrangement. Merry Christmas. Peter
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Jump to new posts Re: Instead Of Crying by PeterF @ Yesterday at 10:52 PM

Jon Really pretty and beautifully produced all round. Lovely vocal - lovely song. Peter
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Jump to new posts Re: Like A Thief In The Night by PeterF @ Yesterday at 10:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg JohnsonOriginally Posted By: tommyadFor a country guy you always have a great feel for these jazzy pop things. Really well sung. The processing works and the mix sounds good. Nicely written and the thing I like best is the outstanding chord progression. I do hope Di is feeling better and able to rest comfortably. Best to y'all, Tom That's exactly what I was thinking!! Give my best to Di as well. Nice work here Alan!! Great changes! Take care. Greg I'll just
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PG Music News
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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