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Jump to new posts Re: Gitarrenbilder by Saitenzupfer @ Today at 09:34 AM

Genau dass ist es was ich suche toll, nur bei mir finde ich die Einstellung nicht. Bei mir steht an der Stelle lediglich Bund Nr. bei Griffbildern anzeigen. Anscheinend gibt es diese Möglichkeit beim Mac nicht? Trotzdem danke.
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Jump to new posts Re: NEW SONG POST: Dream Love by Greg Johnson @ Today at 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Janice & BudWell, since folks are mentioning who it reminds them of..... For us it’s like John singing a Paul write with a Pet Sounds mystique...or something like that Your tendency toward positivity is always welcome and this certainly does not disappoint with the perfect vocal and arrangement to carry the message. Well done! J&B J&B, your support and kind words are always deeply appreciated!! Who wouldn't be flattered by those comparisons? Tak
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Jump to new posts Re: Vocal oos and ahas by jazzmammal @ Today at 08:25 AM

You can't expect too much from something like this other than a nice background pad. I use various vocal patches on my keyboards all the time and it's a real skill to control them with a pianists touch. An example is the ooh's are one layer and the ahh's a second layer that could be mixed with something else for effect. I would be playing a chord lightly triggering the ooh layer only but while holding that chord I use one finger for example to trigger the second layer loudly making it stand o
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
Jump to new posts Re: Turn any Song into a Jazz song by Deryk - PG Music @ Today at 08:03 AM

Wow - very interesting, and definitely informative He's obviously quite the skilled musician.
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Getting My Song to Stop by bobbyt9999 @ Today at 08:00 AM

Thanks so much for this, Video Track! Bobby
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
Jump to new posts Key chain by DEddy @ Today at 07:51 AM

Not sure where else to put this but... I'd like to see the BIAB key chain have a blank back, currently BIAB logo is on both sides. With a blank back, you could engrave either or both a Phone number and an Email address, should you lose your keys. Do not suggest your Name & Address as that might invite bad guys to visit instead of Santa. BTW: which is the back side??? (LOL).
RealBand Wishlist
Jump to new posts Re: RealBand for Mac??? by Islansoul @ Today at 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
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Jump to new posts Re: Videorealtracks in Band in Box 2018 by Brille @ Today at 06:58 AM

Hallo Curlyguit, ich kann das nachvollziehen. Es geht bei mir auch nicht mit den Musikervideos, sondern nur mit den Notenvideos. Ich versuche, dem mal auf die Spur zu kommen. Ich habe versucht, die Spracheinstellung auf Englisch umzustellen (manchmal kommt man so weiter), das geht aber auch dann nicht. Nach Klicken auf Rendern passiert nichts mehr (die Anzeige bleibt bei "Rendern von Video 1 von 3" in meinem Fall stehen). Ich habe das Problem im internen Beta-Forum ans Entwicklerteam g
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: HOW TO USE BIB TO PRACTICE GUITAR? by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 06:52 AM

You've received a lot of good suggestions but it will ultimately come down to personal preference and your personal environment and workflow for 'silent practice'. An all-for-one solution that will be suitable for every situation is Behringer V-AMP 3 Virtual amp modeler with USB or similar unit. It goes anywhere, battery powered, headphone output, aux in to import BB backing tracks, USB interface for recording if that becomes something you want to do. Retails $99.99 USD. Alternately, che
Styles and RealTracks Wishlist
Jump to new posts Orchestral Percussion by Islansoul @ Today at 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 @ Today at 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 @ Today at 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.
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: recording audio by Matt Finley @ Today at 06:27 AM

I am using Mixcraft now, after decades with Cakewalk products (SONAR and predecessors).
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Jump to new posts Re: Band-in-Box 2017 pour MAC en Français ! by Daniel Donval @ Today at 06:16 AM

Bonjour, Voici le lien qui te permettra de téléchargement pour la francisation de Band-in-a-Box: Band-in-a-Box 2017 pour Mac en Français Enjoy ! Daniel
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.
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Jump to new posts Re: Realband Demo for S.O.S. by Janice & Bud @ Today at 05:42 AM

Thanks for the cool backstory. And thanks for using the blues for the demo!! That's about the best use of the harp we've heard. Nice!! J&B
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Jump to new posts Re: Slow Blues (Instrumental) by Janice & Bud @ Today at 05:23 AM

Cool slow burn..... ALWAYS enjoy the blues! J&B
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: Instrumental compilation video by RnAM @ Today at 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 @ Today at 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 @ Today at 04:11 AM

And did you regenerate the song?
Deutsches Band-in-a-Box User Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Surface Pro 4 Fakesheet Modus by Brille @ Today at 04:01 AM

Hallo sws, ich habe das auf meinem Surface nachvollzogen und bekomme die Anzeige des Leadsheets ganz gut hin mit der Skalierung des Notensystems auf 76 % (in den Optionen des Leadsheet-Fensters) und der Skalierung des Akkord-Fonts auf 50% und einer "Vertikalen Akkord-Pos." von 2 (beides in den Optionen-Voreinstellungen-Notation). Aber das Leadsheetfenster ist trotz allem knifflig auf vertikalen Tablets zu benutzen, weil es (wie Band in a Box insgesamt) nicht sehr leicht und sinnvoll mi
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: A Little Bit Of Me by olemon @ Today at 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 @ Today at 03:10 AM

Go on Dave. Get 2018. You know you want it, and you won't believe the new features.
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: Christmas Tree by bluage @ Today at 12:59 AM

Dear "MarioD"... There isn't a single Christmas carol I've heard that didn't sound better after it was re-recorded in the rock, R&B, or jazz genre. I believe it's because traditional Christmas/New Year's holiday songs are so full of nostalgia and expressions of loving feelings that they simply arouse and release more emotions into the air when they are translated into popular, contemporary musical styles... ...and that's what your song "Christmas Tree" sounds like, &qu
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Where are my songs demos?? by Bernard @ Today at 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
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PG Music News
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:

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows boasts more than 50 new features... and a lot of the new features fill the requests posted by program users!

Some of these include:

Q. I am learning guitar. The RealTracks are very helpful in that I can hear great guitar players, and most of the tracks have tab and notation as well. But there is much more to guitar, could you include some videos of some of the RealTracks Artists? Because I would learn much more from seeing a guitarist than just hearing them.

A. We have a major new feature called "Video RealTracks." These work and sound like RealTracks, but you get to see a video of the Guitarist (or whatever instrument) playing as well. The amazing thing is that this works with any chord progression you type in. So, if you want to learn to play like the great guitarist Brent Mason, for example, you can type in chords to any progression you are interested in, and then hear and see a video of Brent soloing over your progression. Now you can learn much quicker, as it helps to see how a musician is performing, as well as to hear.

Q. I love the Audio Chord Wizard, as it figures out chords from mp3 and other audio files. But it is a separate program from Band-in-a-Box, and I can’t go back and forth to change things easily.

A. We've solved that, as BiaB 2018 has integrated the Audio Chord Wizard directly into Band-in-a-Box. Now load an audio file into BiaB, open the Audio Edit Window – Audio Chord Wizard mode, and let it automatically figure out the bar lines and chords for the song.

Q. I like to save songs as MP3 files, and can't do this with BiaB, except a very low quality one, 64kbps.

A. We've improved this, by adding support for Windows Media Foundation. This allows you to save MP3 in your choice of resolutions, up to very high 320mpbs. Better still, it works on current versions of Windows (Windows 7,8,10) and also on older versions too (Vista, XP).

We've answered 49 questions - review all of these answers on our forum post "49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box 2018" here.

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows can be reviewed at

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 3 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can update their version with the latest patch, Build 3. Download this patch here

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 3:

Added: Section Numbers supported. All section letter menus now include numbers 1 through 9 in addition to letters A through Z.
Fixed: Section letters in Notation Window were not being resized if the notation was zoomed in/out
Fixed: RealBand might freeze when generating audio harmonies
Fixed: Loading in a BB song (MGU/SGU) or generating realtracks could freeze up the program.
Fixed: Chords in Notation/LeadSheet on 1st beat of a bar were being drawn too close to bar lines.
Fixed: Support for XP and Vista.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 505 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can update their version with the latest patch - Build 505.

This patch can be downloaded here.

Summary of changes for Build 505:

Added: You can now put Section Numbers in your song. Previously you could only use letters A-Z, but now you can use 1-9 as well.
Added:You can now filter styles in the StylePicker for styles that contain Video RealTracks.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error "Procedure entry point MFTEnumEx could not be found in the Dynamic Link Library Mfplat.DLL" while starting up if using Windows Vista.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error message "dwmapi.dll cannot be found" while starting up if using Windows XP.
Fixed: The Transcribe feature in the Audio Edit window was not always working.
Fixed: The Windows Audio Devices dialog might show garbage text for names of devices if not running Band-in-a-Box in English.
Fixed: There was no Quality selector in the Render to Audio File dialog if rendering MP3 on Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: There were visual artifacts in the leadsheet & notation windows when moving the cursor.
Fixed: Using the Transpose or stretching features in the Audio Edit window might cause an access violation if the audio track is mono.
Improved: Band-in-a-Box will start up faster.
Improved: Importing ABC Notation files has been improved.
Updated: Help file and manuals.
Updated: RealTracks Artist bio's.

New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows... Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.
TIP: If you load one of the video RealTracks bands, you will have video RealTracks on 5 tracks, and you can make a video of 1-5 musicians!

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows packages during our December special.
Video RealTracks Set 2: Country TrainBeat Band is included in the 2018 49-PAK, along with 40 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 MIDI SuperTracks, 101 Instrumental Studies, and Artist Performance Set 8: Traditional Songs Sung by Béatrix Méthé.

SPECIAL OFFER: During our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Holiday Special, purchase our "Video RealTracks Set 3-6 Special Bundle Offer" to complete your purchase with the remaining Video RealTracks Sets for the low price of just $49!

Learn more about the new Video RealTracks and see them in action: Video link - "Video RealTracks Sets 1-6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows"

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