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Jump to new posts DiaB Maccaferri Gypsy Guitar Sampler SFZ free! by musicmountain7 @ 2 minutes 47 seconds ago

Merry Christmas! Click Here to download the Free "DiaB Sweet Chorus" Gypsy Guitar library for Sforzando! Stay Tuned!
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Jump to new posts Re: How many tracks does your song usually have? by fantasyvn @ 23 minutes 40 seconds ago

Great. Thank you so much for your informed advice.
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Jump to new posts Re: Easy Access To Band-in-a-Box & RealBand Manuals by Teunis @ 45 minutes 47 seconds ago

I have put a copy of both manuals into iBooks on my iPad. That way I can sit here in my lounge chair and read the bits I want. Very easy to search and locate stuff. I find it easier than trying to read a computer monitor. My iPad is a hand me down from my wife. Tony
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Jump to new posts Estilos no encontrados de la carpeta Soloist by cocoliso @ 51 minutes 54 seconds ago

Hola: Acabo de comprobar que muchos de los estilos que me aparecen como no encontrados (RT N/D) forman parte de la carpeta Soloist. Esta carpeta se instala por defecto en el Directorio C:, aunque yo tengo instalados todos los RealTracks y RealDrums en un Disco duro externo y la mayoría son leídos por BIAB correctamente desde esa ubicación. Mi pregunta es: ¿Qué puedo hacer para que BIAB localice correctamente la carpeta Soloist? He probado a copiarla al directorio de RealTracks de mi disc
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Jump to new posts Re: New Song with Joanne Cooper. Old Christmas Memories by furry @ 54 minutes 33 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: tommyadA wonderful Christmas write. Joanne nailed the vocal and the arrangement is perfect. Very nice, Tom Thanks Tom, glad you enjoyed it
Jump to new posts Re: The New Apple iMac Pro For "Only" $13,847.98 (Article Link) by VideoTrack @ 57 minutes 8 seconds ago

Can't wait. You'll see me lining up with the others outside the store - 3 or 4 days before launch. Not
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Jump to new posts how to end a style on beat 1 with a fadeout by bowlesj @ 59 minutes 4 seconds ago

Hi, I am trying to use BIAB live. I am wondering if there is a way to force a style to end on beat 1 of the last bar and just fade out that last note or chord over 2 bars or even just one bar such that the live players could embellish their own way off the last chord. So far I have only been able to mute at that point. Muting at exactly beat 2 might be okay since the musicians could hide it. If it can't be done then I think this kind of feature (or research for improvements) would have value.
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Jump to new posts Re: To Lose Them All Again by bluage @ Today at 01:59 AM

Dear "Robertkc" The lyrics for "To Lose Them All Again" are evocative in the sheer richness of the poetry exposed through them, and therefore striking in their imagery. I know nothing about Alzheimer's disease, but if the texture of memories lost and found could be captured in words, I'd say you translated them in the most purely emotional way possible in the context of a song. I'm curious to know which came first: the music, or the lyrics? The style you used, _RITUAL.STY
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Jump to new posts Re: FEEL YOU IN THE WIND by Torrey Bliss @ Today at 01:57 AM

Thanks for listening and commenting Peter! I appreciate it! T
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Jump to new posts Re: Things That Go Together by bluage @ Today at 12:37 AM

Dear "eddie1261"... Unfortunately, I didn't make it through "Things That Go Together" in one sitting because listening to it made me very, very hungry: "...peaches and cream..." "...corned beef and cabbage..." "...nachos and salsa..." "...whiskey and ginger ale..." " pie and ice cream..." "...honey, lemon and tea..." "...french fries and ketchup..." "...p.b and jelly..." "...biscuit
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Jump to new posts Re: Deleting BIAB/RealBand backups etc by fiddler2007 @ Today at 12:24 AM

They say you'll only need the latest 2018 version, and running BB cleanup from the DATA folder will get rid of all dust & cobwebs .. F
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Jump to new posts Re: 32 bit to 64 bit by fiddler2007 @ Today at 12:20 AM

Guess you're right, checked but in my case jBridge converted the 64 version without my knowledge LoL. F
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Hello, Torrey, Greg, Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment. I much appreciate your kind words and your continuous supports. I am very happy to hear you like Natsuki's vocal and my arrangement. Happy holidays! Best regards. Shigeki Adachi
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Jump to new posts Re: Paradise by bluage @ Yesterday at 11:48 PM

Dear Mr. Rockwell... "Paradise" has a driving, pounding, dance-all-night, "wall-of-sound" production sheen that is totally reminiscent of the best of the Disco era. The musical effects are colorful and ear-filling, the vocal harmonies suitably "spacey". It belongs in a rock opera with Annie Lenox and Deborah Harry taking their turns at the microphones. Dazzled, LOREN
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Jump to new posts Re: Natural arrangement feature by bluage @ Yesterday at 11:23 PM

Hi, Mr. Finley... Yes, I passed on the 2017 version because I thought I had all I needed from Band-in-a-Box -- WRONG !!! Won't do that again! Anyway, the effect the "natural arrangement" option had on that electric guitar solo was stunning. If you'd been in my presence at that moment you probably would've seen my jaw drop to the floor. It was as though the "natural arrangement" option had located a hidden layer of improvisational sophistication in that particular Realtra
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Jump to new posts Re: Tied notes ?? by Noel96 @ Yesterday at 11:23 PM

Lesley, While BIAB notation seems very confusing when one starts out learning it, I promise you that when you get the knack, you'll look back and wonder why it seemed so hard. Firstly... Notation needs to be added on either the Melody track or the Soloist track. Any notation entered on any other track will be overwritten when BIAB generates an accompaniment. (This is because all tracks EXCEPT the Melody or Soloists tracks are reserved by BIAB for accompaniment.) Secondly... To copy your no
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Jump to new posts Re: No more 'One and Done' Vocal recordings for me by Noel96 @ Yesterday at 11:04 PM

Charlie, That's a very impressive accomplishment! All the best with next time. Noel
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Jump to new posts Re: Align MIDI Track in Real Band by Belladonna @ Yesterday at 10:54 PM

Yes, I think that is my problem. Will try to add the extra two bars and see what happens. Thanks.
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Jump to new posts Re: Tied notes ?? by Lesley55 @ Yesterday at 09:47 PM

Thanks Noel. I watched the videos and I think I am starting to get the knack of entering notation. I entered notation for a folk song into a new BiaB file, and added chords (just copied out of a book). Apparently I entered the tune into the "piano" track. I have tried several styles out, but none of them are playing the tune I entered, just the chords. This would be alright, but when I go to "lead sheet" view and play the song, the played note is not turned red, nor is
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Jump to new posts Re: Things missing N/A by critter @ Yesterday at 09:46 PM

The style is Burbank Simple Solo, Hard Rock, RT Set 286 Update, my other computer has this style and it works fine, maybe need to reinstall 2018????? on other machine?????
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Jump to new posts Deleting BIAB/RealBand backups etc by lambada @ Yesterday at 09:11 PM

Hi I'm running out of space on my notebook PC. Can anyone let me know what backups/old versions etc I can get rid of without any problems. I'm on the latest 2018 patches etc. I'll zap any PG Music downloads that are not 2018 related, but I suspect there are backups that can go.
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Jump to new posts March Styles by lambada @ Yesterday at 09:09 PM

Hi Has anyone come across a Marching type style? I wrote some lyrics that need to be in a March. I put it on the wish list, but didn't notice anything.
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Thanks for the extra information, Tony. Very useful to know. Regards, Noel
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I found I just had to create a folder for the song and put the files in there. In a sense it is a better way to go. Initially however I was fooled. Tony
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Jump to new posts Re: Samba styles by Matt Finley @ Yesterday at 07:29 PM

This is something I requested years ago, but surprisingly the Bossa 140 guitar tracks adapt to BIAB samba tempos. BIAB considers sambas to be a fast 4/4 at tempos around 200 bpm. I prefer to think of them as cut time at 100 bpm. The remarkable thing is that, with their ability to play at normal, half or double time, RealTracks and RealDrums can adjust automatically. Now, with the improved Elastique algorithm, the adjustments sound better than ever. Try it.
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Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Windows is a HIT!

Since the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, we've received some great feedback!

"Oh wow. [The Audio Chord Wizard] has got to be the coolest enhancement to 2018 Band-in-a-Box. This is so-o-o powerful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
"2018 is a great release in so many ways!"
"Nice work, as usual!!"
"Luvin' it so far!"
"And yet again you manage to come up with styles and instruments that we absolutely 'must have'!"
"Great to have the Oohs and Ahhs RealTracks!"
"The RealTracks are worth their weight in gold to me. They really are an amazing invention for music creators."
"Every one of these tracks is phenomenal!"
"You guys just keep blowing us away."
"This is an amazing product. I tip my hat and thank you immensely."
"Awesome job once again!"
"What an unexpected treat!"
"What a fantastic idea PG music! I love to know who specifically thought of this idea. What an unexpected treat!!"
"Video set number three with Oliver Gannon is phenomenal just by itself! I've been asking for additional instruction from him for sometime And here it is! Plus it looks like there's something for everyone. You really out did yourself on this one PG Music - way to go!"
"Just tonight popped together a quick video using one of the new video styles. Must say the whole process worked without a hitch so this really does look like a great new feature. And what a great teaching aid this could be!"
"Come on, whats not to like about this"
"The new Audio Chord Wizard is my favorite new feature!"
"This should be great for creating backing tracks for covers."
"I know what I'm getting for Christmas!"
"What a release!!!"
"The XTRA Styles are fantastic any future idle music-related minutes I may have had are now totally gone gonna find that perfect background rhythm on just about every one of my favorites!!!"
"Recent retirement and the 2018 version of BIAB is a perfect combination!!"
"it's educational utility and potential is awesome!!!"
"I must say, the new harmony options in particular have me champing at the bit!"
"Love the new Video RealTracks!"
"The mixer included into the StylePicker is a great addition."
"This will give my students a great overview of what's going on in an arrangement with the different instruments.!!!"
"A musician must have."
"Lovin' the new RealTracks!!!"

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Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks Tutorial Video

Here's a video showing you the different ways you can use the Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks, new with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

Video link - Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, now with Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks!

Plus, here are two audio demos, the full versions of two of the songs that appear in this video:

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.

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Build 506 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest Build 506 at

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 205:
Added: "Export Song as Audio File..." menu item has been added to the Audio menu.
Added: BB2018 tutorials folder.
Added: New styles (STY files) for many of the new RealTracks in Sets 278-300 and MIDI SuperTracks sets 25-27.
Added: StylePicker User Categories updated for Xtra Styles PAK 4.
Updated: Styles database
Updated: Various improvements (including Db offset adjustments) to many of the new STY files and .SGU demos included with RealTracks Sets 278-300.
Fixed: "K3" did not work in the chord sheet for copying 3 bars (8 bars would be copied instead).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box always opens with a maximized window briefly before resizing to the user's saved size.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box will not open using the proper window size if the Mixer window was open while exiting.
Fixed: Deleting a region of chords would cause "Undo Delete Bars" to appear in the Edit menu, but do nothing unless chosen twice.
Fixed: Error "Input and output sample rates must match" might show when the devices do have matching sample rates.
Fixed: Flash messages were not being added to the flash message log.
Fixed: If Band-in-a-Box was in DAW Plugin mode while exiting, the window size was not restored the next time opening the program.
Fixed: Rendering .m4a or video files might fail and request that the user install QuickTime if using Windows 7. QuickTime should only be necessary for Windows Vista or XP.
Fixed: Some of the Oohs and Aahs (Vocal) RealTracks were not working correctly, and they have been greatly improved.
Fixed: Sometimes when deleting a note in the notation window, you will be asked "OK to delete chord".
Fixed: The "Show Flash Tips" setting did not have any effect when disabled.
Fixed: WashboardBluegrass drums.
Fixed: When exiting DAW Plugin mode, the window would not return to its previous size (it would become maximized).

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If you are in the United States or Canada, order Band-in-a-Box before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 21st for Express delivery in time for Christmas.

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With major savings and Bonus PAKs until December 31st, it's a great time to purchase Band-in-a-Box upgrades as a gift for someone you know... or for yourself!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial Video

Our latest video includes a Quick Start tutorial on the installation, locations, and use of the Band-in-a-Box® Xtra Styles PAKs in Version 2018 for Windows. Video: Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial

We have put all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49)

User Blog - How To Record a Cover Song Using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand

Joanne Cooper's final blog post for 2017, How to record a cover song using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand is a must-read!

Joanne summarizes the steps she took to produce her cover of "Old Lang Syne" - her final result was posted to the User Showcase Forum: Listen to Auld Lang Syne

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:

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