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#111018 - 04/08/11 06:11 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Where do I begin
L5Lover Offline
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Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 5
Hi All

Just got around to start using this great software !

Primarily I want a backing band to practice with and a band to write with

BIAB and RealBand ( I presume? )

Where Do I begin ? Any good video tutorials around ?

I have to admit I haven't searched much
I signed up for the forum and updated for the first time today

Hi

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#111019 - 04/08/11 06:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
rharv Offline
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Click Support at top and check some of the Tutorials and Videos.

Near the bottom of the video page, left side, there is a link to the getting started videos..
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#111020 - 04/08/11 06:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: rharv]
L5Lover Offline
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Registered: 04/08/11
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Thanks
Looks like demos and the like to me
and older versions ( like 9 )
I'll keep searching

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#111021 - 04/08/11 07:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
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I think if you watch the 'quickstart' video, and then a couple of the 'new features' videos you'll at least have an idea how to get going. Just a thought.

I don't know of other sources right now. To be honest, I find this forum the best source, just ask how to do whatever it is you want to do.
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#111022 - 04/08/11 08:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
Noel96 Offline
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Hi L5Lover,

I take it that you've been to this page ...

http://www.pgmusic.com/bbdemovideos1.htm

Even though the videos near the bottom of the webpage say 2008, 2010, etc., the techniques used for constructing the songs in Band In A Box are identical to version 2011. This is why PG Music leave the video links active. These videos are worth watching. Rest assured that if the links were not relevant, PG Music would archive them.

All the best with your adventure,
Noel
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#111023 - 04/08/11 08:26 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: Noel96]
L5Lover Offline
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Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 5
Thanks folks
Gettin into it now

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#111024 - 04/08/11 10:31 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
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We'll help you when you get stuck.
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#111025 - 04/08/11 10:45 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: Matt Finley]
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Great starting advise above, just a welcome to the forum and also a promise to help where ever I can.

Later,
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#111026 - 04/08/11 10:52 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
SaxmanJim Offline
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Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 46
Loc: Cary, NC
I highly recommend reading the manual. If you want to go beyond just the basic functionality of BiaB, like typing in chords and chosing a style, then just start reading the manual from the begining. Don't just read it, though; apply everything you learn in the program. I believe that's the fastest way to learn.

Good luck,
Jim

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#111027 - 04/09/11 12:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: SaxmanJim]
John Conley Offline
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Registered: 09/28/03
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Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
Check out Carlos E's stuff. Lots of Band in a Box blended with talent.

They should use his renditions as examples of what you can do.

He's the Spanish forum moderator and a great guitar player.

You never heard the word great guitar player from me. He should have learned keyboards LOL LOL.
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#111028 - 04/09/11 12:59 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: John Conley]
John Conley Offline
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That is the opening line from Love Story...just saying.

Dates me a bit.

Oh well, nice tune. Dated but nice. You Tube it.
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#111029 - 04/09/11 05:11 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: John Conley]
ZeroZero Offline
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Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 1632
Loc: Bynar
Maybe there is more like me the beuaty of BIAB is you can just hit play and practice.

I spend 10x time playing than fiddling with the software thats whats so great here

Tip: If you dont like thew ssound of a MIDI song then change to a real style

its really that simple
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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.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_3

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.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#505

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.
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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"

Video - 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows we also released 202 NEW RealTracks (in Sets 278-300)! Listen to all the individual demos here: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.202newrealtracks.htm, or watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 202 New RealTracks Overview Video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=qDFYZMjrzAI

Get all 202 new RealTracks when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade, on sale until December 31st!

NEW! Xtra Styles PAK 4 - Available for both Windows and Mac!

We've just released Xtra Styles PAK 4 with over 150 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and 'Folk and Beyond' styles! These new RealStyles will work with the RealTracks included in any Band-in-a-Box® version 2017 or higher UltraPAK or Audiophile Edition.

To add to the excitement of this release, we're putting all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49) http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

Listen to all the demos of these new Xtra Styles here, or check out this video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=Zl_wr47d2V0

Video - The Audio Chord Wizard in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows boasts over 50 new features and enhancements... including the Build-in Audio Chord Wizard!

The Audio Chord Wizard has been redesigned with Band-in-a-Box® 2018, and is now built in to the program! Previously, the Audio Chord Wizard was a separate app that was not tightly integrated into Band-in-a-Box®. This app is still available from the [Audio Chord Wizard] toolbar button, but now the improved built-in Audio Chord Wizard can be accessed from the Audio Edit Window!

Watch our latest video to learn more: Video link - Audio Chord Wizard in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 2 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can download a small (free) patch update for their purchase!

Summary of patch update:
Access violation if clicking on Guitar Window or Big Piano when there isn't any notation window currently open.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_2

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