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Jump to new posts Foot pedal to control BIAB by mark.ogier @ 24 minutes 53 seconds ago

Hi I have done a search but can’t find any other posts about this. Has anybody got a foot pedal working to start/stop BIAB and also to se5 song back to start. And also to just pause. Many thanks Mark PS I am using BIAB on a Mac. Obvious really
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Hey Dave! Thanks for doing that. I am a bit of a BIAB newbie so wouldn’t have thought of selecting a pop style then tweaking the drums. Great idea, I will do it tomorrow and post back. Thanks for the suggestions on listening to the song. I haven’t heard the Robben Ford album but I do like his playing a lot. I have heard the original BB version on Regal. What an amazing album that is. I don’t usuall go for modern versions of songs, especially when EC puts his spin on them, but on this occ
Excellent article. Plenty of pressure, that's for sure.
Jump to new posts Re: ujam vst guitars by beatmaster @ Today at 02:52 PM

Thanks mike yes I think it is something like that, can you transpose the guitar track only ?.
Jump to new posts Re: Free Vsti plugins by MusicStudent @ Today at 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder These are cool man. I got most of them. The guitar one is amazing for a freebie. I'll be using that!! Ditto that. The guitar is a great looking freebee. Seems like I should be able to find a use for this when I get some time to get back to the studio. Installed with Reaper with no problem. thanks for the link.
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Jump to new posts Re: My external BB hard drive is filling up by VideoTrack @ Today at 02:46 PM

My \bb folder is just on 152Gb. I agree with Noel that if you are using the same drive from several years ago, the storage requirements will have increased with the installation of later versions. I think the suggestion of getting a larger drive is in order.
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Great idea. Another +1
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Jump to new posts Re: Back In My Baby's Arms by gruverider @ Today at 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & BudThe two of us have often mentioned how well we felt that you could sing blues in addition to your Americana catalog - were you to choose to do so. Well mr gruve you have DONE it and in spades. As you know we do a lot of blues and, man, this is over the top good. The choice of RT's, including mixing ev and sw tracks just rocks. Everything is in the pocket. The arrangment, the mix and, of course the vocal, are all top bar. We're heading out on a short t
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Jump to new posts Re: General Blues styles please... by stratos @ Today at 02:23 PM

+1 Albert King: Crosscut Saw, rhumba style Albert King: Oh Pretty Woman -style Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign-style BB King, jumping bas shuffle-style : Waiting On You, from Blues Is King BB King, The juicy organ ballad style of : Dont Answer The Door, from Blues Is King
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Jump to new posts Re: Anyone offer a good Style for "Tequila"? by sixchannel @ Today at 02:13 PM

Many thanks. Lots to go on. Great Dropbox collection too. I'm very grateful to be able to download it. cheers Ian
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Jump to new posts Re: Is it time for Virtual Tracks for the BIAB Mixer? by Don L Turner @ Today at 01:46 PM

I also support 16 tracks and virtual tracks, with the ability to export each individually, a select few, or all at once. This would let a lot more work get done inside BIAB before moving to a DAW.
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Jump to new posts Re: Vinnie's Vamp by Janice & Bud @ Today at 01:12 PM

Very cool...and classy. Yep, it definitely has that 60's film theme feel to it. A Bud as a upright bass walker (back in the day) has gotta love it! Most enjoyable. J&B
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Jump to new posts Re: Hens Night '68 by BlueAttitude @ Today at 12:40 PM

Man! That has to be the best video I have ever seen posted here, well done! Fun song too, well written and performed, and nice job on the mix. Post more please!
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Jump to new posts Re: My God is Not For Sale by BlueAttitude @ Today at 12:32 PM

Man, I don’t think there is anything you can’t do! Really well done, David
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Jump to new posts Re: new project just started by 2bSolo @ Today at 12:01 PM

Nice track. Good guitar work and good use of the RT Sax. Thanks for posting.
Jump to new posts Re: RealBand stuttering by Mikke - PG Music @ Today at 10:14 AM

Hello Tobyg. What Audio Driver are you using? Try changing it by going to Options > Preferences > 2 Audio and see if that gives you better results. You can also send the song file in for testing to Thanks!
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Jump to new posts BIAB android by JTvD @ Today at 08:59 AM

Hello I have BIAB server on my windows pa and BIAB Android on my Phone. At first worked it fine. Bud my Phone had a update and now BIAB wil not start up. I have reinstall BIABen for android and restart my phone bud nothings helps. The message on my screen is: "BIAB stopt X close app" Someone a can help me..
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Jump to new posts Re: My God is Not for Sale_Rock and Pop by David Snyder @ Today at 08:49 AM

Ok Ok, guys, my last submission will be sweet and pretty and all classical and stuff just because I know it scares you when I hit the street with the beat to compete, on my feet, like a hip hop suite, like a peep, make you weep, give you a creep, cuz I'm deep. Next time, the Western music you are used too--no more Halloween.
Here's a 10% off coupon for Waves Buyers. Not sure it applies to this one too. * Add: I just got the CLA Vocals and REDD for $15 each. Been waiting for REDD. REDD is just simply freakin' amazing for mastering warmth, and the preset I like for the whole Master Bus is Lead Vocals 2. You can tweak from there. Really warm. (Or lead Vocals 2 is another good place to start.) CLA vocals is very interesting and the presets are good. I would not use it as a one stop
Jump to new posts Re: Interesting evening and a valuable lesson or two by David Snyder @ Today at 07:44 AM

That's a great story Rockstar. I had a somewhat related (though not exact) experience when I showed up to take a master class with Michael Jackson's former guitarist who was for a long time Jeff Beck's music director, and who also wrote, played and toured with Beck, who I much admire. She has played some of the most iconic guitar riffs in pop music history. I think she charged like 40-60 dollars for the 3 hour class, and with it she gave away some free transcription software and a flash drive
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What Eddie (Icelander) said!
Jump to new posts Re: Hmmm.. Spotify the new SoundCloud? by David Snyder @ Today at 07:33 AM

A few years ago my Mom asked me to make her an album for Christmas called "Soothing Classical Guitar and Orchestra" using my newly found BIAB arrangement chops because she needed something to calm her down. So, as lark, I did it--the whole thing took two days. It's just BIAB/Aria/Garritan orchestral stuff with me playing guitar. I get a good amount of streams off of that so I did another, same thing. All of a sudden I started seeing activity on my other stuff too, so I don't think it
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Jump to new posts Re: White Line Lullaby by floyd jane @ Today at 07:04 AM

Originally Posted By: tommyadfloyd, once again you have shown us how it’s done. The vocal performance is one of your best ever. I have always been a traveler as far back as my memories take me, so l relate to the lyrics on more than just a superficial level. My favorite lines are “ that white line lullaby will never let you be it's the rhythm of the road it's a haunting melody”. I kept waiting for some percussion (cajon or djembe) but I understand why you elected to go bare. It’s a lull
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Jump to new posts Re: Sharing Air - Pygmy Beat Extended by rayc @ Today at 04:20 AM

Originally Posted By: animarorecordsHello, rayc Very cool song! Super vocal! It reminds me of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love" a little bit. The unison of lead vocal and bass is very powerful. The modulation and the melody of Chorus are really nice. Enjoyed my listen a lot. Best regards. Shigeki Adachi Shigeki Adachi, (hey I'm nervous about your name - do you follow the tradition of surname followed by given or the modern, more western, convention?) Thanks for listening, for t
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Jump to new posts Re: The Outpost (Instrumental) by rayc @ Today at 04:14 AM

You did really well sitting Brent's guitar in the mix. I tried to use some of his "rock" lines in a song yesterday but they were so thick, noise filled, effects laden (so much so that I suspect SIMS rather than a mic'd amp) and countrified that I gave up.
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac review on! has recently reviewed Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac, which can be read here.


"Our conclusion is that this is a very serious and well done piece of software.The program is fast and flawless and you'll very quick get impressive results just typing the name of the chords. The new functions are exiting and worthy to be includes in this anniversary upgrade.
We were very impressed by the MIDI SuperTracks, which is simply brilliant. It’s a function in Band-in-a-Box that's here to stay.
It's amazing that the programs feel is so fresh and innovative after 30 years. This version is better than ever and should be a in every home studio or pro studio... Congratulations with the anniversary! We love you as the ex-wife we did not know we were missing.

Band-in-a-Box®: Part of The Ultimate Desktop Guitar Practice Rig!

Check out the latest Sweetwater article from Mitch Gallagher: "The Ultimate Desktop Guitar Practice Rig" - he's included Band-in-a-Box!

"The king of backing track creation, in my opinion, is Band-in-a-Box (BIAB). It can do everything from country to jazz to metal, with a huge array of instruments and options. There is a great selection of songs and BIAB tracks available for free on the web, so you don’t even have to make your own."
-Mitch Gallagher

#TBT - The First Audiophile Edition

A blast from the past... the introduction of the Audiophile Edition with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5!

The first Audiophile purchase included the WAV files for all the RealTracks & RealDrums that were available at that time: RealTracks Sets 1-9 and RealDrums Sets 1-20. It shipped pre-installed on a 250GB USB hard drive - take a look...

Wondering what else was introduced with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5? Click here to see the "Band-in-a-Box 2008.5 New Features List."

RealBand 2018 Interactive Online Upgrade Manual Available!

The newest addition to our Online Manuals support page is the RealBand 2018 New Features Guide!

Just like the other Online Manuals now available on our Support page, this Upgrade Manual can be easily navigated by chapter, or using the main Table of Contents window!

New Interactive Online Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Manual for Mac!

We've added an Online Manuals option to our Support page, where you can access an interactive online Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac User's Guide!

The Online Manual can be easily navigated by chapter, or using the main Table of Contents window! Also available on our Online Manuals page is the PDF files for Band-in-a-Box® 2017-2018 Full manuals & Upgrade manuals.

User Feedback - Run as Administrator

Our Forum is a great resource for all your Band-in-a-Box questions (and a GREAT place to connect with other program users!)

Among the many forums available, we have a User-to-User Tips & Tricks forum - perfect for sharing your own technical tips and tricks for any PG Music product!

Like the recent post by jford: You Should Run BIAB and RealBand As Administrator!

Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest - Over 25 Entries!

We recently launched an Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest with 4 prizes of $150!

So far, there are more than 25 entries! Have a listen to these entries and submit your own song here.

Contest Rules:
-You must own Band-in-a-Box® 2018 along with one or more of the Xtra Styles PAK 5 packages (Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, MIDI)
-The song you submit must be your own original composition. This could be simply typing in chords to your song and pressing play, but you may also add additional instruments, solo, and/or melody.
-Public domain songs will be accepted.
-Multiple entries are permitted.
-Submit your song to the "Xtra Styles 5 Contest" forum, before the deadline. (This contest runs until September 30th)

For complete information on this contest, click here.

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