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Jump to new posts Re: 21st Century Anarchy by Riccled @ 02/17/18 12:04 PM

Hi Joe and Scott. Thanks lads,I’m pleased with this song,it’s important to do more aggressive and powerful tracks as well as the beautiful and the romantic ones,I’m glad I can do such a variety of moods with my songs,cheers boys! R.
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Jump to new posts Re: Kontact5 and BIAB 2017 by cubalibre @ 02/17/18 11:55 AM

Yes with Jbridge now it work.
Jump to new posts The Legend Behind 'Honky Tonk Heroes' by pghboemike @ 02/17/18 10:47 AM
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Jump to new posts 2018 Feature List & Question by Jim Fogle @ 02/17/18 08:59 AM

Another place to look at the 2018 PowerTracks Pro feature list is +++ HERE +++ ! Question: Can anyone expand on this feature? Quote:Drag and drop from the drop station to VSTi plugins that support this is now implemented.
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Jump to new posts The Paradox of You - VERSION X - YouTube by sslechta @ 02/17/18 08:00 AM

Oh man. Now I'll need to get some people for your people. I was just trying to add some highlights to your hair to make you look younger..... yeah, that's it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Not Every Day Was Sad - Bob Buford by Don Gaynor @ 02/17/18 07:52 AM

Bob, Just so beautiful in every respect. Your warm guitar playing is stellar, as usual! I'm thinking about another collaboration with you and your beautiful Drop D guitar work. My friend of 55 years, Nokie Edwards, is ailing so I am getting a gaggle of guitarists together for a tribute tune or 3 to present to him while he's still able to appreciate it. I'd love to have one from you.
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royj, This is another reason forum members (at least me) weren't eager to answer the above questions from beatmaster and mbsmike; we can only verify what we ourselves have received with our purchase paths over the years. PGMusic can authoritatively answer these questions.. and once they are active in a thread nothing I/we add will be of any more value. ... throw in BonusPak material over the years, some of which was only offered once, and some that were included with the base package the fol
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Jump to new posts Re: Tab Sign size! by John-Luke @ 02/17/18 05:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Kent - PG MusicHi Guys, I can confirm that this has been added to the bug list. Thanks Kent PG Music Very nice, Kent ! What you did is the way to go, IMHO : you gave a status about an issue, and so all the things are clear for the owner of the issue and for the other people following it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Sirens ( with ScottC) by Scott C @ 02/17/18 05:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Janice & BudSo where's the accompanying light show? Trippy in a very good sense and anchored by a great write with wonderful playing and vocals. Just the right edge to make me want to listen again to some of the best from '66-68. IMO, there was some really great music during that era that tends to get lost within all the not so good stuff. This sounds to me like a cut from the best of the best. This is memorable guys. Congratulations. A beat era lyric with a bit
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I have my leadin count set to play a substyle fill, and I've checked the 1 bar lead-in box. The leadin play fine within BIAB but when I save the song as a mp3 file, the leadin is now 2 bars long. Is there a separate setting somewhere for the number of leadin bars for the output audio? I am new to BIAB and enjoying it greatly, so I would appreciate any help you wonderful people can provide.
Originally Posted By: Don GaynorAdmittedly, I became very concerned for your health and well-being immediately upon hearing The Seekers singing "There Will Never Be Another Ewe". Oh no! Not the Shepherds Lament. Reminds me also of the Kodak song: Someday my prints will come...
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Jump to new posts Re: Aggiornamento alla versione 2017 dalla 2009.5 by Country49 @ 02/17/18 12:54 AM

Ieri sera mi sono loggato ed ho acquistato l'aggiornamento. Ho scaricato gli oltre 10 GB dei 7 files del programma, quindi li ho installati. Durante tutta la procedura mai mi è stato richiesto di dimostrare l'acquisto di una versione precedente, probabilmente è bastato il login. Ho scritto questo breve resoconto sperando sia utile a coloro che hanno qualche perplessità ad acquistare l'aggiornamento da versioni un po' datate, precedenti al 2014. Ringrazio ancora per l'aiuto ricevuto da Antone
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Jump to new posts Re: Cuban styles by w @ 02/16/18 08:08 PM

As suggested by Matt and once again out of curiosity a search of my 2017 Mac Band in a Box Audiophile USB drive showed the following Puerto styles - screen shot Must admit never realized there were so many Cuban styles in Band in a Box albeit it is not my genre of music.
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Bump to add that 2018 style demos and all Xtra Style demos be available for download for offline computers or users that do not want to download the demos one at a time while searching for styles.
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This would be an extremely valuable feature. Non-Linear Editors in the Video industry have always allowed the user to lock/unlock tracks to protect the data content.
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Jump to new posts Re: Keyboard chord chart above notated melody by jazzmammal @ 02/16/18 04:41 PM

Ollie, you're using the term "chord chart" referring to an actual keyboard chord and comparing it to a guitar tab. There is no kind of piano chord diagram or whatever for keyboard chords that I've ever seen. A keyboard chord is only written two ways, actual music or a chord symbol. If it's a chord symbol it's up to you to figure out the voicing. I've been a keyboard player for 45 years and I've seen every kind of chord chart there is from big band to fake books to standard two hande
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Jump to new posts Re: Bar-based lyrics when the chorus repeats X 3 by Lesley55 @ 02/16/18 02:49 PM

Thank you very much Noel. This worked perfectly.
Jump to new posts Re: FYI: BIAB/RB Updates by Larry Kehl @ 02/16/18 01:28 PM

Thx missed those Larry
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Jump to new posts Re: Big Wish: Specific BIAB genre purchases by Jim Fogle @ 02/16/18 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Matt FinleyI gave this a quick look and decided against trying. On the Mac, the equivalent of .WMA files is now .M4a. The equivalent of .WAV files (audiophile) is .AIFF. While it might be possible to batch convert files, you would also have to recreate the correct folder structure, including the text files. No thanks, too tedious, even if it did work. I'll buy what I need from PG Music. Times is money and sometimes it makes more sense to spend the money than to
Jump to new posts RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update (Feb 16) by Andrew - PG Music @ 02/16/18 09:27 AM

A Build 5 Update is available for RealBand Version 2018 Download the build 5 update Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 5 (Feb 16) Fixed - Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.Fixed - Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.Fixed - Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.Fixed - When running in Win 10, an
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Jump to new posts Re: Maria Blue (a floyd jane collaboration) by Janice & Bud @ 02/16/18 05:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Noel96Janice, Bud and floyd, I first listened to this on Soundcloud a couple of weeks ago. At that time, I couldn't find any words to say that could convey how your creation impacted on me. Even now I'm not sure that I can find the right words. It such a very powerful work. Since Soundcloud, I've listened to the song and watched the video on Youtube. Each time I've visited, I cannot stop myself from imagining the desolation, despair and horror that those who are caught up
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Jump to new posts Re: These Lonely Streets by beatmaster @ 02/16/18 03:57 AM

Nice country /folk song vocals do suit this genre Jim Reeves comes to mind well done on this was a joy to listen to.
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrackOriginally Posted By: Trygve LarsenHi Peter ! Nice to see u dropping by to approve suggestions like this. What I miss, however, is for u, as the great boss after all, to say a little more then "Thanks for the suggestions " For instance; 1.Do u really agree it is a GOOD suggestion? 2.Do u miss the same in ur musical work? 3.Do u see it as a possible implementation of this request in a future upgrade? I really miss a little more interaction from the g
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I've downloaded the updated/extended version. thanks. It's a cool comparison of workflow as well as a few handy hints.
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Jump to new posts Re: What do I do wrong ? by Graham Martin @ 02/15/18 08:30 PM

For me there have been many faults, particularly for note-based lyrics, ever since bar-based lyrics were introduced. These days I have to get the white-out and ink pen working before I can produce a clean leadsheet to distribute to band members. Thus, I need heaps of extra filing on my computer for the PDFs of the corrected versions I have scanned. The problem of the last words of a stave being carried down to the bar starting the next stave below is extreme. It does of course depend on how man
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A Little Bit Of Me Music Video!

A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane!

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:

RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here:

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here:

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
Fixed: Mixer changes were not undoable, and would not cause user to be prompted to save their song when exiting.
Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
Fixed: StylePicker database various updates. Some styles were displaying the wrong feel (swing/even) in notation. A few styles incorrectly showed missing Drums.
Fixed: The audio latency setting would increase every time leaving the Windows Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: The Download Manager folder name defaulted to 2016 instead of 2018.
Updated: Help file.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is here! PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 includes many new features and enhancements:

Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
-X/8 time signature support. This is a special method of displaying 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time signatures in the Notation window.
-The Duplicate previous chord in notation right-click menu lets you quickly duplicate the previous chord (group of notes on same peg) without having to reenter it.
-Delete highlighted notes in notation right-click menu lets you delete all highlighted notes.
-Delete all notes on this peg in notation right-click menu lets you delete all notes on the nearest peg that was clicked on.
-You can now enter Section Numbers. Previously, you could enter letters (A-Z) only, but now you can also enter numbers (1-9).

...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at

#TBT - The Beginning of Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

We released the much-loved Xtra Styles PAKs in August 2016! This release included 164 RealStyles for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter and worked with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Xtra Styles PAKs were such a hit... we couldn't stop making them! Since their introduction, we've released 3 more PAKs with a total of over 600 Xtra Styles in all!

Want to hear what other program users are doing with their Xtra Styles? Visit our Xtra STyles Contests forum to hear all the songs submitted during previous song contest we've had:

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs and listen to their demos at

Band-in-a-Box® Customer Feedback - Feel The Love!

Check out some great feedback we've received on our Facebook account from program users:

"I have been using Band-in-a-Box for years. It is the anchor of my music gigs as well as my fun in my studio. I have used other software but Band-in-a-Box is my main go to."
-Jack T.

"Love Band-in-a-Box. As someone who played professionally for 20 years and retired from live performing years ago, I still love music. Band-in-a-Box allows me to create fun arrangements which I can sing over or play over. There are THOUSANDS of different variations plus you can enter any chords you like and create any chart. It's also great for creating background tracks for videos and audio content for websites, training etc. And like everything else in the world . . . it may not be right for everyone. For those who love music and don't have the time to shed five or six instruments it's way cool."
-Vinnie R.

"This program has completely changed my playing for the good. I can experiment with playing chords and leads over various scenarios that I can quickly create and change. Love this program. I use it nearly every day."
-Dave R.

"I bought my first version in 1994 and have progressed to 2018 version. I use it to create backing tracks for live music performance. I currently have over 2,000 songs performance ready. If you can and type, and use mouse it will work for you."
-Roger M.

"The premiere reason for me for buying this program; it has given me the freedom to fully complete the foundation for my songs without the confinement of limited minded musicians. After the song concept is complete, it can then be presented those musicians to play as a cover song. Also writing a song with a band gives them partial ownership of your idea... not cool... especially since they may have fought your idea every step of the way.. Every member of an organized band should own a copy of this program to compose or to even give legitimate composition alternatives to the original songwriter."
-Paul V.

Thanks everyone!

Support for ABC Notation Format in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

ABC notation is the simple text-based notation system used by musicians worldwide to store chords, melody, and lyrics of songs. Now with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows you can open and save songs in ABC notation format!

To save the song in ABC notation format, press the [Save As] toolbar button and choose Save as ABC notation file from the menu. Once opened, select a track that you want to save and choose your other criteria - The [Copy to clipboard] button will copy the file to the clipboard (that you can then paste it into other programs). The [Save as File] button will let you type a name and select the destination in your hard drive.

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