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Jump to new posts Deleting BIAB/RealBand backups etc by lambada @ 5 minutes 31 seconds ago

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 @ 7 minutes 56 seconds ago

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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Jump to new posts Re: Why has the .WAV Button has changed the way it works by Noel96 @ 34 minutes 59 seconds ago

Thanks for the extra information, Tony. Very useful to know. Regards, Noel
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Jump to new posts Re: Samba styles by Matt Finley @ Today 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.
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: BIAB Voice recording.Compressor. by 90 dB @ Today at 07:01 PM

"Compression on a vocal while you're recording a vocal MAY or may not be best. It depends on the singer, the song, you, your equipment and everybody's level of experience with recording." And your point?
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: No more 'One and Done' Vocal recordings for me by Jim Fogle @ Today at 05:18 PM

Wow Charlie, Sorry you didn't get a placement but you did get some good feedback and a wake-up call. Now, get in it to win it!
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Jump to new posts Elvira Madagin om you tube by furry @ Today at 05:17 PM

Decided to post this on you tube as well as sound cloud. Hope you all enjoy my interpretation of this fabulous piece of music ? I really enjoyed building up the backing for this as much as I did playing it. Elvira Madagin
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Jump to new posts Re: How to Adjust Chord Size by Jim Fogle @ Today at 05:06 PM

Now is a wonderful time to update if you're using a computer running Windows. Bonus material is typically only available during the first month of new edition introduction. Price will never be better than now.
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Jump to new posts Re: Better Song Structure Entry (not just # of CHORUS's) by pchurchfield @ Today at 04:40 PM

Thank you for clarifying that for me. I appreciate the feedback. Still a nice item for the wishlist, nevertheless.
My Favorite Things
Jump to new posts Re: Natural arrangement feature by Matt Finley @ Today at 04:38 PM

Absolutely. This is an excellent feature. You haven’t read about it because it was new for last year’s release, 2017 BIAB.
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Jump to new posts Re: Have A Christmas Party by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 03:25 PM

Great tune. Enjoyed this from start to finish. Merry Christmas Charlie
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Jump to new posts Re: On The Road by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 03:20 PM

LOL, A new brick and mortar studio. Great song. It's good to have you back and like the new addition of the delay in your production tool box. Enjoyed my listen. Charlie
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tied notes ?? by Noel96 @ Today at 03:19 PM

Lesley, Entering notation in BIAB is different from usual notation programs. Once you get the hang of it, it's incredibly efficient. Have a look at the below videos. Even though they're on an older versions of BIAB, the same principles apply. 1. Entering Notation 2. BIAB Notation Tutorial (2004) Regards, Noel
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Jump to new posts Re: The Rest Of My Life by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 03:16 PM

I feel I could almost listen to this song 'The rest of my Life'. Super write, arrangement, production and performance. This is one of those songs you just look forward to hearing it again and again. Welcome back. Charlie
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Thank you very much John, Andrew and Kent. Interesting information...every bit of it! Kent.....yes I did put in my original post that the autorun.inf file was showing the correct data..thanks John.....yes I do normally use the same USB port as it's one of the two remaining unused ports I have out of six and the other one is a bit unreliable now!....but very interesting info about the Anti spyware/malware programs. There was no problem running BB but just the icon was missing. I have it arrange
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Jump to new posts Re: Run BIAB from Portable Hard Drive by VideoTrack @ Today at 02:30 PM

Yes, as Larry mentioned, you can run it from an external drive. You still need to run the installer program and select the destination files location because it also handles the required fonts installation and a few other housekeeping items, but the target can definitely be your external drive.
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Jump to new posts Re: FEEL YOU IN THE WIND by Torrey Bliss @ Today at 02:27 PM

Alan, thanks so much for all the support you give in your comments! I appreciate it! T
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Jump to new posts Re: BIAB 2017: Display Question by 90 dB @ Today at 02:26 PM

Noel is The Great Oz.......ain't nothin' he can't answer! Regards, Bob
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Jump to new posts Mozart....Elvira Madigan by furry @ Today at 02:15 PM

Wee change of genre for me Style is _POPPNOS.STY (Pop Piano 12/8 Ballad ) PianoCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085 RealTracks in song: Bass accoustic held simple RealTracks in song: 2820:Harp, Rhythm ClassicalSlow8ths Ev 085 RealTracks in song: 2773:Harp, Rhythm Celtic16ths Ev16 075 Other midi tracks from reason Elvira Madigan
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Jump to new posts PTAP not stopping at end of file when played by panworks @ Today at 02:06 PM

just installed PTPA 2017. I notice that the program just keeps running after the end of a recording until I hit the stop button. I thought it always stopped when it reached the end of a file. Is this normal?
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
Jump to new posts Re: How to Transpose a Song by edshaw @ Today at 01:21 PM

What a good lesson, pghboemike. BiaB makes it easy to transpose -- maybe too easy. I think the 1-3-5 and the 1-4-5 is the only place to start. Especially when you are fresh and absorbing like the sponge, (all twelve majors.) Just yesterday I was working with relative minor pentatonics. Know the 5's, the 6's are easy. (C-F-G-A) In C it is A. Know the 6 and the 1-4-5 and the harmonizing relative minors of the progression are easy. In C-F-G it is A-D-E. No matter what key or progression they
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Jump to new posts Re: 32 bit to 64 bit by roslon @ Today at 01:05 PM

It must have installed both 64 and 32 bit versions of the VST, a 64 bit VST will not work without JBridge. If you search within your "Program Files (x86)" VST folder you'll probably find the 32 bit VST installed there.
Jump to new posts Re: Midi Keyboard Controller by Notes Norton @ Today at 12:27 PM

Looks nice. I hope it gives you 20 years of great service. I bought a little Akai MPK Mini to save space for when I'm just doing editing instead of out and out playing. It's about as wide as a laptop and has an octave shifter. So if I want to say change the snare drum from the one on the D to the one on the E (in a GM patch) it's pretty easy and I don't have to reach as far as the bigger synth. If I'm inputting parts, I use my old Korg i3 synth, my Yamaha WX5 Wind MIDI controller or one of m
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Originally Posted By: Larry Kehl This worked perfectly. First I had to backup, but after the Creators Update, Acronis wouldn't recognize my external drive. I e-mailed Acronis, today they answered, that I have to simply reselect the drive. I guess even though it showed, something between Acronis and Windows wasn't complete (layman's guess). Re-selecting allowed me to backup. If you have Acronis and get updated to Creators, note this.
2017 Xtra Styles Contest
Jump to new posts Re: In a Latin Mood by MusicStudent @ Today at 12:19 PM

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PG Music News
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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