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Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Biab Drag Render Times by VideoTrack @ 58 seconds ago

Actually I run 2Tb SSD's. They're fast. But in the case of this particular render, they didn't make much difference.
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Originally Posted By: jazzmammalIt's not the industry per se as in actual people. It's just another automated bot that's going to end us all of we're not careful. The rise of the machines? Or UMG's team just 'doing their job'?
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Jump to new posts Re: Finding/adding new styles by VideoTrack @ 11 minutes 55 seconds ago

Hello There is useful information on this BiaB web site. Online shop is here.
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Jump to new posts Re: New gypsy wind by Al-David @ 22 minutes 19 seconds ago

Hi Christian, I'm always always in the mood for a good Gypsy Jazz song! This is really good - swinging and tapping my foot. Loved it! Great selection of BOAB tracks. The full stops were a bit of a surprise. Nice!!! Alan
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Jump to new posts Re: biab lost me a steady gig by raddy @ 35 minutes 57 seconds ago

Sorry to hear about your experience. Just to underline what others have said - always have a backup. At a recent outing one of the bass players strings broke and he didn't have a spare - very bad. As a woodwind player I always carry spare reeds. The same with technology - to which "murphy's law" seems to affect disproportionately - unfortunately.
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Jump to new posts Re: ISABEL by Torrey Bliss @ 36 minutes 58 seconds ago

Thanks for listening and commenting Rob! I appreciate it! T
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Jump to new posts The Worst Thing She Could Do by Al-David @ Today at 01:04 AM

I'm ***WAY*** out of my comfort zone here but wanted to try to create an Elton John type song anyway - just because. I've always enjoyed his music and I'm always willing to try something new. The vocal leaves a lot to be desired as I just don't have a voice for Rock music - and a lot of other genres, too. But, it's what it is, as they say. This is kind of a work in progress - just experimenting. What I noticed as I listened was perhaps I put too much FX on the vocal in the chorus - should I to
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Jump to new posts Re: Get Yourself Together by Rob4580 @ Today at 12:54 AM

You've gone blues city with this one. Top marks love3 it. Rob
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Jump to new posts Re: Autumn Is Comin´Back by dani48 @ Today at 12:54 AM

Hi, Steve !:)) Thank you so very much for your most kind comments always very much appreciated !:)) Cheers Dani
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Jump to new posts Re: Far From The Evening by Rob4580 @ Today at 12:49 AM

yes I agree. Great first effort and a very good mix. Rob
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Jump to new posts Re: Lonely Night (Modern Pop Country) by Al-David @ Today at 12:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Samuel DavisOriginally Posted By: Al-DavidHey Samual, Great Job!!! This is as commercial as what's on contemporary country radio. That was quite a process you went through. But holy smokes ... what a result! Great tracks and a fantastic lyric. Your vocal shines - marvelous. The arrangement is stellar and leads the way with a vibrant mix. Should be on country radio! Congrats on a job well done. Alan PS: Five minutes is long for a country song but I didn't even notice
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Jump to new posts Re: Destiny by Rob4580 @ Today at 12:48 AM

You blasted off with this one space dog. Rob
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Jump to new posts Re: Rocking bolt by Rob4580 @ Today at 12:45 AM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrackI definitely didn't expect a heavy rock backing for the subject, that was different. Would be interested to see which tracks / style that you used. Me too
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Jump to new posts Re: Photogenic Feline by Rob4580 @ Today at 12:43 AM

Great groove. Rob
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG MusicGreat job on this! I loved the groove of it, and it's perfectly catchy too. I can imagine this sounding incredible live, and being a lot of fun to dance too. Thanks so much for sharing! Many thanks Deryk. Rob
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: Modern Sound_Very Quick Tutorial by Samuel Davis @ Today at 12:37 AM

Thanks for the info Joanne. I was wondering how licensing worked. I'll have to look into that site. On another note, I decided to turn the little instrumental I made yesterday into a full blown song. Here's the link for the Shocase thread it's under. http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=434583#Post434583
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: Help with Ilok by lambada @ Today at 12:27 AM

I also go round and round in circles with iLok, but eventually I managed to get everything verified on my notebook and PC. I didn't realise that iZotope seems to use a variant of it. I have something like 17 untouchable iZotope codes.
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Jump to new posts Re: How do you get these features working... by w @ Yesterday at 10:52 PM

Guitartist, Quote:I don't understand how you could be seeing them in your Mac version. The Mac Operating System seems to have an effect on what is showing up. Just as test when I run Mac BinaBox in Mac OS Lion ( version 10.7.5 ) those " features " ( as I call them for now ) do not show up. When I run Mac BinaBox in macOS HIGH Sierra ( version 10.13 ) those " features " do show up. MacOS HIGH Sierra is the most recent/current MacOS. Perhaps some other Mac users runnin
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
I'm going out on a limb here. Not trying to rock the boat, but this is a feature that just about every user could benefit from. Simply put, not every song needs a count-in, and therefore this would be much better if it was selectable on a song-by-song basis, rather than the current global setting of all-or-nothing. Probably needs a default setting (On/Off), and then a 'user over-ride' to simply bypass the default setting if/when required. Another +1 from me
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Jump to new posts Re: Publish Manuals in ePUB Format by VideoTrack @ Yesterday at 10:06 PM

If it's an open standard and is gaining popularity with devices especially suitable for reading electronic format material. +1
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Jump to new posts Re: Embedded Patch by VideoTrack @ Yesterday at 08:39 PM

Excellent. I see you fixed it while I was putting together some ideas. Glad to know your OK now. Cheers, Trev.
Songwriting
Jump to new posts Four ways to write better melodies by JoanneCooper @ Yesterday at 08:29 PM

Following on from Mike's post about repetition https://www.musical-u.com/learn/four-ways-write-better-melodies/
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Jump to new posts Re: Adding Instruments in SampleTank 2.5 by Muzic Trax @ Yesterday at 08:18 PM

I used to use a Tyros keyboard before we had RealTracks and I enjoyed it's instruments that were as good as the RT's, but in midi format. I have never messed with soundfonts or vst's etc, so I am sort of lost there. I am looking for another keyboard to use with Biab once again, but PG Team *should* have added more then just the basic Hi-Q Instruments, IMO. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate what we have and what they have done for us in order to get Biab sounding more professional. I just wished
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Jump to new posts Re: Get Xpand!2 for FREE! by jford @ Yesterday at 08:04 PM

I actually already have two licenses, because after getting the (then) $1 offer, I then I bought the AIR bundle on sale (which they offered), which also included Expand!.
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Jump to new posts Re: The Man In My Mirror by jford @ Yesterday at 07:12 PM

Since I was a kid, I've always loved Rusty Draper's take on "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down". You should check that out on YouTube. It's from an album of country cover versions he did and my dad played it for me (before I was allowed to play records myself).
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PG Music News
RealBand 2017 Patch Update Available! (Build 8)

Attention RealBand 2017 users - the latest patch update (build 8) is available, and can be downloaded here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2017 Build 8:
Fixed: Empty MIDI SuperTracks and Best Soloist dialogs.
Fixed: After the end of a song, it would continue to play silence if Always On MME was enabled.
Fixed: CPU meter would say "PT" during bootup.

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Windows Patch Update 468 Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows users - the latest patch update (468) is available, and can be downloaded here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2017 Build 468:
Fixed: Various popup dialogs (eg editing volume on mixer) might appear partially off screen.
Fixed: Setting "Audio Master (Base) Tempo" does not take effect until reloading the song.
Fixed: If importing audio while launching the Audio Chord Wizard, the wrong audio master tempo is set, causing the audio track to never be in sync with the style.
Fixed: Dragging to the WAV quadrant of the drop station would ignore the "Drag Master as separate tracks" setting.
Fixed: The [Edit Soloist] and [Edit Melody] buttons in the Event List Editor dialog did not work.
Fixed: Disabling "Draw interpolation" would cause random lines between sample points in the Audio Edit window.
Fixed: If a THRU harmony is selected, then Band-in-a-Box would freeze when soloing the Soloist or Thru tracks.
Fixed: Changing the color setting for "Window background" in the Audio Edit window had no effect.
Fixed: Hitting [Cancel] in the Audio Edit Settings dialog would cause a random zoom to occur.
Fixed: The [Sample] button in the Audio Edit window would zoom in to the far left of the screen, rather than to the cursor.
Fixed: If opening a song that was saved in the Mac version, a random character would be inserted at the beginning of these lead sheet fields: "Style", "Tempo", "Copyright", "Composer", and "Composer2".
Fixed: When exporting a video of the chord sheet, the the resulting video might be cropped.
Fixed: The drop station would take a few seconds to respond during the first attempt to drag and drop.

Band-in-a-Box® Video Tutorial VHS - #TBT

WOW - Look at what we came across! The Inside Band-in-a-Box Instructional Video Series for Band-in-a-Box Version 7!

Take a look...

These covered so many different topics... we needed 2 VHS tapes! From the basics of entering a song, chords, transposing, notation, recording a melody, etc. to advanced features like working with harmonies, secrets to the StyleMaker, drum patters, recording patterns and more, these videos were a hit!

Video - Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools

Are you a Pro Tools user? Have you seen our video, Using Band-in-a-Box to Supercharge Pro Tools?

Watch it now to learn how the powerful combination of Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools can boost your music creativity: Video - Using Band-in-a-Box to Supercharge Pro Tools

YouTube Find - My First Backing Track, First YouTube Video

We love that YouTube user Rick Mccann posted a video playing along with his first backing track using Band-in-a-Box!

Watch - First YouTube Video

What a great job - hopefully we see more from Rick!

User Tip - Differences Between the 'Regular' and Audiophile Version... #TipTuesday

Long time program user and forum member Matt Finley had shared his tip regarding the Audiophile version of Band-in-a-Box earlier this year, and it's still valid today!

If you've ever wondered what the difference between the 'regular version' of Band-in-a-Box and the Audiophile version, make sure you read through his forum post: Tip: differences between the 'regular' and audiophile version - it's well written, and always great to hear about the program from fellow users!

The Audiophile Version includes the entire contents of the EverythingPAK and adds the uncompressed WAV or AIFF files for all the included RealTracks & RealDrums! Learn more about the Audiophile version: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.audiophile.htm

Band-in-a-Box® User Feedback - Wow!

There are so many ways to get in touch with people these days... phone, email, social networking, etc.... so of course we hear more feedback from program users these days!
...and here's what they're saying:

"I discovered Band in a Box about a year ago. I hesitated several times before purchasing it as I couldn't quite believe it was going to be as good as the hype. I eventually relented and I can honestly say, it's an incredible program and does some amazing things. As a songwriter, it's an indispensable tool and I can't imagine not having it."
-Vince C.

"I bought the first band in a box for my Atari 1040 ST and I used it for at least 10 years before upgrading to a Windows computer. After real drums, and then real tracks, came out I have upgraded every December since. The program is absolutely inspired and inspirational."
-Kirk O.

"Not everyone can find or afford real musicians to assist them when writing songs - and if working from home, as many songwriters do, there might not be room for them. Band In A Box does the next best thing and takes recordings of real musicians performing, then makes the material available pretty much in real time, in a form that adapts to your own composition by following the chord sequences. Hard to explain simply, but fairly amazing in practice."
-Steve C.

"Great tool for musicians - and the drummer keeps a steady beat!!"
-Maurice A.

"Great for learning new songs. I was weak on country rock songs and with the combination of using Riffstation and BIAB I am able to creat my own backup track for live performance and practicing songs with easier chording... Thanks PG!"
-Laurent C.

"I have it since 2001, use it all the time, great program!"
-John F.

"Thank you Band in a Box. I am a songwriter, and don't play several instruments, so I love being able to wear 2 hats and write and produce, and then later record vocals... You have probably saved me months/years on my project. Excellent tool. Thanks again!"
-Randy A.

"Didn't think I would ever go down that road but got roped into it by another muso friend, bought it and now loving it!"
-Fred P.

Let us know what you think! Post a review on our Band-in-a-Box Comments page, visit our Facebook page, or contact us directly.

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