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Jump to new posts Re: The Life Church by tommyad @ Yesterday at 06:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Al-DavidHi Rich. In my opinion, this is the best if the songs you've posted in the 5+ years I've been here. Your voice reveals your passion for the song. This is a really wonderful song and presentation. This is wonderful work, Rich. Merry Christmas. Alan I second these comments. Nice minimalistic backing and I didn't miss the rhymes much either. Well done, Tom
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Jump to new posts Re: Somewhere Far Away Sleeps My Lady by Elliott Kayne @ Yesterday at 06:44 AM

I updated the track with a new mix, with your suggestions, lowered the slide guitar
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Jump to new posts Re: That speical time of year by tommyad @ Yesterday at 06:39 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd janeBrad, A good Christmas write - well done. Nice mix, good vocal. Enjoyed it. fj Brad, This is exactly what I was going to say. Very nice, Tom
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Jump to new posts Bindebuer by Rasmus @ Yesterday at 06:01 AM

Jeg vil gerne finde en enkel og sikker måde at lave bindebuer på. BiB skriver i FAQ nr. 34: "What if you have two existing notes that you want to be tied together? In this case, you would simply delete the second note and extend the duration of the first." Man går altså ind Staff Roll Notation Mode og forlænger den første node. Jeg kan lave en punktering på den måde, men jeg kan ikke konsistent lave bindebuer. Jeg kan se en gammel diskussion om emnet i Forums, men jeg kan ik
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Jump to new posts Jukebox Playlist for BIAB for Mac 2018 by Islansoul @ Yesterday at 05:48 AM

I don't use BIAB live but I would love to see BIAB 2018 for Mac have a way to set up a playlist for users who do use BIAB live to help keep their songs in order. I just tried out the Jukebox feature and you only have it either play songs randomly or alphabetically.
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Jump to new posts kan ikke skrive becifringer ind - problemet er løst by Heine Svendsen - Indigo 2 @ Yesterday at 05:40 AM

Hej Peder og andre Jeg skriver igen for en bruger, som ikke er på forummet. Han har en Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK 2017, som er helt ny-installeret. Han er Mac-bruger. Han siger, at han ikke kan skrive becifringer ind. Han har haft en ældre udgave, så han ved godt, hvordan man gør. Kan man overhovedet slå det fra, så man ikke kan skrive fx. "E" i den første takt i akkordskemaet? Hilsen Heine Problemet er løst. Der lå et vindue bag ved hovedvinduet, som ventede på at man kli
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Jump to new posts Re: Render Video Realtracks in Band in Box 2018 by George Nelson @ Yesterday at 02:59 AM

Hi curlyguit, I also had your problem. Downloaded the 505 update and all works ok now. George
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Jump to new posts Re: Findet Realtrak nicht by Brille @ Yesterday at 12:50 AM

Hallo Logos777, Wenn bei dir einige Styles nicht korrekt geladen werden, kann das mehrer Ursachen haben. Zunächst, wie auch schon bei deiner anderen Frage, läuft bei dir Band in a Box unter Windows oder auf dem Mac? Du könntest versuchen, die Styleliste noch einmal vollständig neu aufzubauen. Geh mal in den Stylepicker und klicke auf "Rebuild". Das kann je nach Anzahl der Styles etwas dauern. Falls dann immer noch Styles als n/v angezeigt werden, schau mal unter dem Menupunkt Hilfe
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Jump to new posts Re: Pgmus ttf probleme aidez moi by Bernard @ Yesterday at 12:36 AM

Tu as besoin de cette police pour que BiaB puisse fonctionner en impression. Je viens de regarder sur google (PG music font) et je trouve un certain nombre de réponses (en anglais, bien sur) pour régler ce problème. Comme la police PG est fournie par le progamme lui-même, une des solutions est de re-installer le programme (directement, sans supprimer ton actuel). Bernard
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG MusicWhat a tune! It reminds me of something you'd hear in an old western film, for some reason. I really liked how moody it was, both in the arrangement and in your vocal delivery. Those horns were the final icing on the cake for me. You should be proud of this one, Rob Thanks so much for sharing! Hello Deryk. Thank your kind words. Rob
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Jump to new posts Re: Le chant de la lettre a by Scott C @ 12/10/17 02:42 PM

Very nice Christian. Excellent vocal
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Jump to new posts Re: You'll Be Gone by Greg Johnson @ 12/10/17 02:28 PM

Really, really pretty Jon!! Love the arrangement, and your vocal is beautiful. Lyrics are melancholy and sweet at the same time. Excellent!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Add to Jukebox by VideoTrack @ 12/10/17 02:11 PM

The ability to switch folders for the Jukebox would be useful. +1
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Originally Posted By: monsieur patateI don't understand whats you mean by frozen it play, but it play the track style that i did try before Frozen Tracks will not generate with any changes to the song. Click the 'ice crystal' to freeze/unfreeze. Unfreeze then re-generate the song and see if it then changes.
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Jump to new posts Re: 2018-Using WAS instead of MME - noise problem by Matt Finley @ 12/10/17 01:31 PM

And thank you for the feedback. I experienced a timing problem with the WAS driver but didn't research the cause. So if I understand your post correctly, then for at least some sound cards, if using the WAS driver in BIAB, try the 48K setting.
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Originally Posted By: sixchannelHi Graham and Joanne I've only ever know this as an Instrumental and to hear it as a vocal is wonderful. The accordion background to Joanne's singing and harmony really makes this super special. Superb effort by you and Joanne and the BIAB backing is First Class. Thanks for Posting. Happy Christmas Ian Hi Ian, many thanks for your comments. I'm sure Joanne's dead chuffed with all the praise
Jump to new posts Re: Christmas Songs... by MarioD @ 12/10/17 12:19 PM

BobH and I took a song that we did in 2009 and remixed it. I forgot what BiaB style we used and I have lost the lyrics. I do know that we kept the drums from that style but deleted everything else. BobH is playing the 12 string and singing and I am playing everything else. We hope you like it for what it is. Ps - I know that I haven't been listening or posting much lately. Life has gotten in the way of my music. Christmas Tree
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Jump to new posts Re: Quickest way to choose one instrument... by Icelander @ 12/10/17 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By: earphonesI've never really been able to come up with a clear, simple, effective way to find a particular sound. I've been successful at doing it but it seems there are so many ways to do so that I never remember how I did it! Congrats, you've just described one of the core shortcomings of using BBox in a nutshell! As for your question, I think even as a Mac user (and I can hardly believe I'm advising this!), that you will have much better chances of helpful feedback if y
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Thanks. I have an alias of Band in a Box 2017 Audiophile application on my desktop. When i double click that alias it does not launch Band in a Box. There is a momentary attempt for my OS to launch the application but it just fails. I installed/updated with the Mac update 202 and it still will not launch. Prior to this update I checked the typical Mac "about" within Band in a Box and it tells me BinaB is up to date. So much for the programme and Band in a Box PG keeping us up t
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Jump to new posts Re: Grayed out Tracks in Mixers by Icelander @ 12/10/17 12:03 PM

Usually a grey track indicates that the track is empty or "disabled". There is a menu for each track where you can select to either "disable" or "enable" the track. After looking closer at your image, it appears to have been put on "Disabled", so that's what you have to change and then you should be fine.
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Jump to new posts Re: use internet by Icelander @ 12/10/17 11:52 AM

This refers to where the audition files you decide to play actually reside. The program can, in other words, use either files that have been installed on your computer during installation, or in these specific cases, look for these same files in PG's own online archives and play those by streaming. The actual resulting file/audio that gets played is (almost) always the same. This is mainly useful for users who are concerned about their local disk space or file cluttering. EDIT - p.s. I myself
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Jump to new posts Re: Re-post by RichMac @ 12/10/17 11:50 AM

Well that puts me in a party mood. Thanks for posting Pete. Cheers.
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Jump to new posts Re: Icons bigger? by DEddy @ 12/10/17 10:25 AM

MusicStudent: found both ... thanks.
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Jump to new posts transcriptions in MIDI? by blue-moves @ 12/10/17 09:01 AM

hi, does anyone have a link to any transcriptions of classic bebop solos (paker, stitt, mobley.. that sort of thing) rendered as MIDI files? i think it would be an excellent study aid! thank you.
Jump to new posts Re: Jamstix 4 is announced by MusicStudent @ 12/10/17 07:25 AM

For those new to Jamstix 4 - here is one of the first new JS4 usage videos done in Reaper. Enjoy
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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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