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Jump to new posts Re: Getting My Song to Stop by bobbyt9999 @ 12/12/17 08:00 AM

Thanks so much for this, Video Track! Bobby
RealBand Wishlist
Jump to new posts Re: RealBand for Mac??? by Islansoul @ 12/12/17 07:07 AM

Originally Posted By: zeddIf RealBand for Mac is not in the works, I would still love to see the ability to preserve performances in certain bars of a song, so that you don't lose them when you regenerate the song after changing the chord arrangement. When you hear something PERFECT happening, and you know that that's how you want it to be for the final version of the song, it's pretty frustrating to have to lost that perfect moment when you regenerate the song. It makes splicing and dicing sev
Styles and RealTracks Wishlist
Jump to new posts Orchestral Percussion by Islansoul @ 12/12/17 06:50 AM

I love BIAB but the one thing missing is the percussion instruments. I would really like to have snare rolls, timpani, suspended cymbals, xylophone, marimba, etc. Who is with me?
Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database
Jump to new posts Re: Caribbean/Calypso songs by Islansoul @ 12/12/17 06:45 AM

Songs like Jump in the Line, Mary-Ann, Jamaica Farwell.
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Jump to new posts Re: I Think I'm Done with BIAB for Mac by Islansoul @ 12/12/17 06:42 AM

Yeah, I think I'm done complaining about the Mac version. I just have to except the truth that the Mac version will just be the Band in a Box without all the bells and whistles that the Windows version has. I still will upgrade, but I will just have to remind myself that I won't be getting a lot of what the Windows version has to offer.
Hello All. Here is my last blog post for the year. I will be back in 2018 refreshed and ready to start with some more writing. In this blog post I take you through the steps I used to produce my cover of the public domain song Auld Lang Syne using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand. How to record a cover song with Band-in-a-Box and RealBand Comments are always appreciated.
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: Slow Blues (Instrumental) by Janice & Bud @ 12/12/17 05:23 AM

Cool slow burn..... ALWAYS enjoy the blues! J&B
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: Instrumental compilation video by RnAM @ 12/12/17 05:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG MusicHi RnAM, Thanks for sharing this collection with us! Very interesting to hear such diversity with your music! well done! Thank you Joe!
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Drag and drop by CoolBreeze @ 12/12/17 04:38 AM

That is the same behavior that I get. Sometimes it works, but most the time it will freeze the second time it tries to render a drop, and it just stays gold/yellow. The window also seems to do a refresh but I think that's normal. I'll have to still play with it, because the program has been crashing, but still allowing me to work in it so I think just restarting the program may solve it. This is in both BIAB and RB, although RB seems to fare better at it, BIAB doesn't work at all. The
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Change key sig without transpose by jford @ 12/12/17 04:11 AM

And did you regenerate the song?
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: A Little Bit Of Me by olemon @ 12/12/17 03:13 AM

Saw the announcement from PG Music on my Twitter feed. Excellent video/production. It was way-cool to see your recording spaces and you artists in action! Oh yeah, the song wasn't bad either:) Take care. (p.s. Studio One. Nice. May be my next daw. Sonar is no more.)
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Jump to new posts Re: BIAB 2008 by VideoTrack @ 12/12/17 03:10 AM

Go on Dave. Get 2018. You know you want it, and you won't believe the new features.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Where are my songs demos?? by Bernard @ 12/12/17 12:34 AM

OK, Andrew, I count on you.. As already explained, I am "having a lot of fun" starting with an "old" song with midi instruments and replacing them one after the other with RTs (mind you, sometimes, I even keep an original midi instrument after having tried RTs alternatives. Guitars are changed everytime, but pianos are sometime better as midi instruments because RTs are of course not using the original notes of the song. Now, on top, there are enough midi HQ instruments eith
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Are regeneration of RealTracks cyclic? by Teunis @ 12/11/17 08:20 PM

Thanks to all. I think going to RealBand re generating the bits I want then when I have what I want saving the wav is probably the way to go.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Video RealTracks Questions for PG Music by JohnJohnJohn @ 12/11/17 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By: MusicStudentCome on, whats not to like about this.... * Video RealTracks new feature in Band in a Box 2018 I've watched the video...expressed my appreciation for the effort...still don't see the usefulness.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Find a BIAB Style ...based on a demo WMA file? by Kent - PG Music @ 12/11/17 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken Lundberg (1) if there is a style associated with this demo track, and if so, (2) how could I locate its STY filename given this WMA demo file: \bb\MIDI SuperTracks - Demos\Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065 #1805 band.wma That's not a demo for a Style, it's for a MIDI SuperTrack (Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065), which can be located by clicking the MIDI Tracks button, then MIDI SuperTracks. That SuperTrack is part of MIDI SuperTracks set 1 (confirmed by checking this
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: No WAS for XP Users? by rayc @ 12/11/17 06:05 PM

I've had complete clarification thanks folk. I can run 18 on my XPSP3 so long as the RAM & HDD space meet specs. Thank you one & all. I'll now contemplate the matter.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Upgrade from 2017 pro to 2018 UltraPak? by wruess @ 12/11/17 05:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Andrew - PG Music Yes, indeed - you will go from a couple hundred to a couple thousand RealStyles with the Ultra. If you are particularly interested in RealStyles, you can (in addition) get one or more Xtra Styles PAKs, which have hundreds more - you'll have the option to add that when ordering. Thanks Andrew. I wound up upgrading from 2017 'pro' to 2018 UltraPak (which is one heck of a deal, BTW). In case anyone else with my question(s) is reading this: Yes, you ca
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: List of styles in Xtra Paks? by Tony Wright @ 12/11/17 05:19 PM

Thanks for that, the N/A styles are not in the Xtra Paks so there must be another reason. I will ask a separate question. Tony
Styles and RealTracks Wishlist
Originally Posted By: John-LukeDzjang, I don't know if someday PG Music will issue new MIDI styles, but I doubt. Anyway, that it's not a big deal because you can create yourself the MIDI styles you want from an adequate MIDI file you can get for example from the Web. To help you, on this PG music site, there are some vids about the Stylemaker tutorials. I will respectfully disagree. Not providing new MIDI styles limits what BiaB can do, especially when, outside of the PGMusic world, most are
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: BIAB Audiophile Edition Newbie... by Matt Finley @ 12/11/17 04:04 PM

I have written some thoughts that relate to your questions. It is a sticky post in the Tips and Tricks Forum. Go here:
PowerTracks Pro Audio
Jump to new posts Re: How to Shift Notation to Left? by rharv @ 12/11/17 03:53 PM

.. I believe John's suggestion is under the Edit menu, in case you want to try that route. Lots of ways to do it, depends on your workflow and what screen you are on when you decide you want to move something. The basic thing to remember is to make sure you select all the data you want to move before moving it, whichever way you do it. Missing a piece can cause extra work.
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: Mastering with 1 Button by DC Ron @ 12/11/17 03:45 PM

I use LMC on most everything, almost daily. I do spend lots of time getting the mix to my liking, and just use LMC for final mastering. I have used Ozone and TRackS and a few others over the years, and they are capable of providing first class results. But LMC provides what I'm looking for much more quickly, which is important to me. I would not argue that a more nuanced mastering approach would not yield better results, but LMC is usually "good enough"...
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: Blind testing a 10 ms Timing Difference by rharv @ 12/11/17 03:41 PM

You engineer for audi? Not sure how this test would affect that at all.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: ABC Notation Error Message by Charlie Fogle @ 12/11/17 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: jclandThanks Andrew and jford to the replies back on the question. And thanks to you jcland for the quick tutorial you did for us.
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Since the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, we've received some great feedback!

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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.
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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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