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Jump to new posts Re: how to get repeats at various bars? by Noel96 @ 1 minute 3 seconds ago

In addition to Dan's approach (which is the easier method), it's also possible to set-up a chordsheet so that it contains multiple repeats. This uses the "FakeSheet" mode. If interested, download the below SGU file and have a look at it. (If your chordsheet view looks different from mine, use CTRL+T to switch views.) multiple repeats SGU file Make sure that "Fakesheet" mode is engaged as shown below.
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Jump to new posts 32 bit to 64 bit by axeman49 @ 2 minutes 20 seconds ago

I just went through the long task of downloading Bn'B 2018, (I bought the HD, but wanted to get started with it), I could have swore I installed it at 64 bit, now my task manager says it's 32 bit, ugh. I have a fortune invested in virtual instruments, all installed as 64 bit. I can't use them unless Bn'B is installed at 64 bit. Does anyone know how to change it after it's installed, or do I have to go through the painful task of starting over with the installation! UGH thanks dan
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Jump to new posts Things missing N/A by critter @ Today at 10:44 PM

I was browsing rock tunes and find that some have N/A in the styles, one I want says Brent Mason soloist does not exsist, the style plays but he is not there not even in the drop down for soloist. When you play the demo he is there, what's up with that?? For 2018.
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Jump to new posts Re: style picker window hanging by paulpaul @ Today at 10:41 PM

video track "Are you saying that quick-play using pre-made demo takes, e.g. one minute to load before you can hear a one-minute long song?" yes and sometimes longer "What does the yellow text box in the lower RH corner show, e.g. any warning message?" The yellow box just says auditioning style c:\bbrealtracks\datastyle demos audio "The pre-made demo is usually stored as an audio file on your system, or downloaded from the internet if not locally available."
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Jump to new posts Re: red note lag when page changes by Lesley55 @ Today at 10:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Kent - PG MusicOriginally Posted By: Lesley55When I put my song in "lead sheet" form and play it, there seems to problem around the time a page turns. The song keeps playing, but the current note no longer turns red. Hi Lesley, I haven't seen that happen, but will be happy to test it. Which program are you referring to, which version is it, and is it for Windows or Mac? Thanks Kent PG Music Hi Kent, I recorded my computer screen with my phone camera a
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Jump to new posts Re: *New Fun Song* Do it right by LPman @ Today at 09:46 PM

Nicely done. Rob4580 Piano had me on my seat, well preformed... Sounds just swell.... feels like "happy days"
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See my reply to your post in the thread below...
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Lesley, You don't need to install all sets on the Ultrapack to get BIAB to work. That said, I doubt that you can install just Set 285 because it will most likely be included as one of a range of sets. For example when I downloaded it, it was "Realtracks Set 281-285.exe". If you don't want Sets 281-284, simply manually delete the necessary folders from \bb\Realtracks after installing the exe file. To find your download... ....login into to your Sales account at PG Music and go to &q
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Jump to new posts Re: Everything PAK by voxbox @ Today at 08:40 PM

Hi! Thanks for the info. I think the Ultra Pak will work for me:) Cheers!!
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Jump to new posts Re: Everything PAK by Matt Finley @ Today at 08:21 PM

Not so much discontinued as just a rethink of the names to be clearer. Here is the new list of packages, and the UltraPak is the fullest. There are still Bonus Paks available in addition.
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Jump to new posts Everything PAK by voxbox @ Today at 08:15 PM

Hi been a while since I have been here. Has Everything Pak been discontinued? I didn't see it in the upgrade list. If so what is it's equivalent? Thanks much!
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Jump to new posts Re: To Lose Them All Again by Robertkc @ Today at 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott CWhat a wonderful tribute to your mom. Your lyrics blow me away Robert. So heartfelt and with such deep meaning. Super vocal and lovely backtrack... The violin was a nice touch as well Scott, Thank you! Not sure mum would appreciate the folk rock style of this; I was aiming for a kind of Fairport Convention sound she had to endure alot when I was home. I also like that background fiddle ( less busy than the solo RT`s). I`m glad the lyrics had meaning for you. Rober
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Jump to new posts Can I download just some of the sets from UltraPak? by Lesley55 @ Today at 07:06 PM

I'm concerned about storage space on my computer. I'm mainly interested in: RealTracks Set 285: Celtic Piano & Harp Is there some way I can just download this set, for now?
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I installed Band in the Box 2018 a few days ago, and yesterday I bought UltraPak but have not yet downloaded it. I have about 130 GB of space on my computer. I am mainly interested in RealTracks Set 285: Celtic Piano & Harp Is there some way I can just download this set, for now?
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Jump to new posts Re: Things That Go Together by Robertkc @ Today at 07:00 PM

Cool lyrics that had me guessing about what the matchups would be. Really well arranged and produced. Very entertaining collaboration. Robert
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Jump to new posts Re: *New Fun Song* Do it right by Robertkc @ Today at 06:53 PM

Rob, Good fun. Well sung as yours always are and, as Al says, great piano and those harmonies really make the ending. Having done yard work today and just now a pile of dishes, I feel qualified to sing along to this! Robert
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Jump to new posts Re: missing demo's by Icelander @ Today at 06:49 PM

The demos for all of these particular styles in your list there are inside the "Drums - Demos" folder, The reason is that all of these styles (which are not Realtrack styles) are variations of one style, where only the drums are different from one variation to the next. p.s. Yes, I know it's confusing
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Jump to new posts Re: Silent Night by Robertkc @ Today at 06:45 PM

David, I like the way you approached this vocal - kind of raw and vulnerable. A cool non-choral take on a classic that`s often done up so pretty we forget to listen to the words. Robert
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Jump to new posts Re: More on Oohs and Aahs by wish @ Today at 06:40 PM

Thanks Charlie, the "S" works a treat. Cheers
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Jump to new posts Re: Attending Seminars At 2018 NAMM by lambada @ Today at 05:58 PM

A retirement option. I'll add that to trying to track down what's left of Route 66.:-)
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Jump to new posts Re: Soul Stealer (video) by Janice & Bud @ Today at 05:57 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd janeA delicious slow blues. Good blues write. Really like the AAAB rhyme scheme - and some cool rhymes they are... The band is great. Impeccable mix. A vocal as expressive as they come (no surprise there). A delightful listen. The video images are nice - love the hues... fj Thanks floyd, always a great pleasure to have you mention the write. We appreciate all you said. J&B Originally Posted By: tommyadThis is a well written blues tune. The vocal is to
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Jump to new posts Re: Toto did most songs on MJ's Thriller Album. by lambada @ Today at 05:54 PM

I'm a huge fan of TOTO. Such talented musicians. I also didn't realise how many other people's work they were involved in and got no credit for. He has so many reasons to be pissed with their treatment, but I think he comes over as well balanced and basically together. I hope he writes a book one day. Also, so tragic that Jeff Porcaro died so young - 38 -doing his garden. I have most of their albums. Some amazing, some not so, but always impressive. I just remembered a side note. Back in 1
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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:

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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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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

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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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