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Hi, I am curious "How many drummers on this forum use BIAB and how do they find it useful." Thanks, John
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts ROLI Seaboard Block review and MPE investigation by pghboemike @ 02/19/18 11:03 AM

Looking at the hardware, the control, the data, the included software and how well it works with other things. How do you edit MPE information in DAWs? How well does the Seaboard work with Bitwig Studio, with non-MPE virtual instruments and synthesizer and modular hardware. I cover absolutely everything about MPE and this little squidgy device and share my thoughts on how useful it is in a studio and creative environment. Check out the links below to skip to the bits that interest you!
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Jump to new posts Re: New version of old song: Baker's Song by SaxMarc @ 02/19/18 10:38 AM

Scott: Thank you very much for the comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Realdrum problems by Jim Fogle @ 02/19/18 07:33 AM

Did you use the DrumPicker to choose the drums or are the drums an instrument included in a style? If it is included in a style, what style are you using? I suspect the style is not loading the drums correctly. The FunkyCouldRap set is included with an Xtra style. Do you have all four Xtra style sets? If not, it maybe in a Xtra set you do not have.
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Jump to new posts Re: Valley of the Dolls by cliftond @ 02/19/18 07:26 AM

Wow, you made me really enjoy the review, best I have ever had. Thank You so much!!!
PowerTracks Pro Audio
Jump to new posts Re: PT 2018 not prompting to save by Bob Calver @ 02/19/18 05:37 AM

mmmm - assigned tracks to a subgroup and the prompt worked fine previous mixer change was fx tweak maybe its ok after all........
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Jump to new posts Re: DVD Drive by 90 dB @ 02/19/18 05:08 AM

Thanks Mario. I'll look into them. Regards, Bob
Forum degli utenti italiani di Band-in-a-Box
Jump to new posts Re: Sequenza d'installazione files di BIAB 2017 by doctormidi @ 02/19/18 04:04 AM

Ciao per installarlo sul Mac (parliamo della versione Windows che hai acquistato) devi usare Parallels o Bootcamp creando una apposita partizione Windows sul disco Mac di avvio. Dicono che vada molto bene. La versione "Mac" vera e propria va acquistata a parte. Io che uso sia Mac che Windows ho dovuto acquistare 2 versioni separate (nota: la versione Mac esce sempre qualche mese dopo l'uscita di quella per Wndows). Aggiorno ad anni alterni quella Mac e quella Windows. Ciao ciao An
Styles and RealTracks Wishlist
Jump to new posts Re: Some rumba-style blues would be great.... by MikeK @ 02/19/18 03:27 AM

Definitely a +1 on this request. Welcome, Matt!
Deutsches Band-in-a-Box User Forum
Hallo Ralf, willkommen im Forum! So ganz einfach, wie man es sich wünschen könnte, geht es in Band in a Box direkt leider nicht mit pp und forte etc. Mehrere Wege führen weiter: - Du kannst die Lautstärke und die Styles einzelner oder aller Tracks über die Taste (F5) ändern. Auf den ersten Akkord eines Abschnitts gehen, dort über F5 Einstellungen Alle Instrumente "Fade" auf einen bestimmten Wert pro Takt setzen, am Ende des Abschnitts wieder über F5 alles auf "normal"
Deutsches Band-in-a-Box User Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Texte mit Akkorden ausdrucken by Brille @ 02/19/18 02:42 AM

Aha, das CRD-Format kannte noch nicht, danke für den Hinweis. Mit welchen Android-Apps liest du das ein, um es zu formatieren? Ja, eine Nutzung von Band in a Box über mehrere Monitore verteilt wäre vielleicht in dem einen oder anderen Fall hilfreich, ich bin immer eher froh, wenn alles etwas "kompakter" bleibt. Hast Du mal die BiaB-App ausprobiert? Damit kannst du zumindest eine Reihe Bedienfunktionen des Porgramms mobil auslagern. Vielleicht hilft dir das ja schon weiter.
Foro para el usuario de Band-in-a-Box en Español
Gracias por contestar Carlos. Al cambiar de ordenador me ha suprimido casi todos los temas que tenia de Real Book para Band in a Box (Los tenia en una carpeta a parte y seleciionaba un tema y me habria directamente el tema en B.B) y los que me ha mantenido me los ha convertido a Adobe Acrobat Reader ...en fin!!!!! Puebo volver a obtenerlos completos????. Gracias Gracias
Jump to new posts Re: Dixie by Keith from Oz @ 02/18/18 08:56 PM

Hi guys, Thank you for your responses and comments. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to start a political/racial debate or upset anyone. If I have I apologise. When I was a kid taking piano lessons, Stephen Foster's songs were staple part of learning, and nothing was thought about it the time. And we used to watch the Black & White Minstrels on TV. How times change.
Jump to new posts Re: repeat a song by Noel96 @ 02/18/18 08:39 PM

klaas, Welcome to the forums. Set the number of choruses to 2 or 3. BIAB uses the term "chorus" to mean "once through the entire song". If your screen view is different from mine, use CTRL+T to change between views. Also, have a search in Help for CHORUS. Regards, Noel
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
what fiddler said and get on their mailing list! like right now (but ends tomorrow) HALION6 is on sale 50% off (so cost is $175) uses soft eLicensier (similar to soft version of iLOk) goy an email a week or so ago about it (posted info in off topic thread) Larry
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Jump to new posts Re: Problems with XLR jack by wish @ 02/18/18 01:50 PM

This connection works a treat for me, problem solved.
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
JBridge does not work in OS 10.13 High Sierra. It was a kludge at best and not a very good one. 32Lives still works but it allows 32bit only plugins to work in 64bit apps — not the other way around. PG Music has been silent on whether BIAB 2018 for Mac will be 64 bit or not. If not, many of us will not buy it. I’m ok with 2018 being late but I’m not ok with it being incompatible. NI went 64 bit only with Kontakt for Mac in 2016—2 years before Apple and many other companies have foll
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Jump to new posts Re: Error with push algorithm or my algorithm by Peters Garage @ 02/18/18 08:32 AM

Actually - there's no song, it was me practicing to create breaks and hooks with BIAB
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Jump to new posts Re: So Beautiful by Noel96 @ 02/18/18 03:42 AM

Originally Posted By: SundanceThis is so beautifully done Noel. Everything about it sounds great and it has such a great heart to heart feel. Josie, Thank you for dropping in. I'm glad that you had a chance to have a listen. It's really good to see you in the forum again. You've definitely been missed May good thing come you way! Noel
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Beginners Help - Muting the Melody Notation

Visit our Beginners Forum, and you'll notice our amazing Forum Community helping out new program users!

Like this recent post regarding Muting the Melody Notation: - Forum user Matt Finley did a great job of answering the new program user!

Our Beginners Forum really is a great resource for new program users!

Q: When I have entered chords and notation for a song, is it possible to mute the notation and just have the chords playing? This would be helpful for when I just want the chord backing track but want to read the notation.

A: There are several ways to do this. The easiest is probably to use the Mixer window and change the volume slider to zero for the Melody track. Or, hit the Mute icon on the Mixer for the Melody Track.

Another way, with more control rather than all or nothing, is to press F5 at the measure where you want to mute, and select mute or change the volume to zero. Later, press F5 and select Return to Normal, or change the volume back.

Introducing... RealTracks Artists David Wise & Shelly Justice!

For the first time ever Band-in-a-Box® can generate backing vocals with some amazing "oohs" and "aahs" vocal arrangements with RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs! Add male or female parts by renowned Nashville vocalists David Wise and Shelly Justice, and you'll LOVE the results!

David and Shelly have recorded with many different artists, including CeCe Winans, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Camp, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Steve Green, and more!

RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs includes a three-part, six-voice arrangement – which you can use all together in your song or individually for more delicate textures! Listen to the demos for RealTracks Set 278 here.

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

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#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

YouTube Find - How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES

Check out one of EricBlackmonGuitar's latest videos, How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES and you'll hear a great Band-in-a-Box backing track!

...and you'll also learn how to play blues with just a few notes!

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).

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