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#182206 - 04/11/13 10:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: Matt Finley]
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The installer will simply overwrite your 2010 installation, no problem. The main reason to not delete first is that you may have installed "bonus paks" that are sometimes offered by PG Music.
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#182207 - 04/12/13 09:17 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: Matt Finley]
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I have always installed the new version of Band in a Box right overtop of the old.

One big advantage in doing it this way is that all of my personal songfiles and folders remain right where they've always been, ready to run with the new version.


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#182208 - 04/14/13 09:32 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: Matt Finley]
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Thanks Matt. I had not installed any packs other than the original product. But, as long as it overwrites the existing software that would be fine. The bugs in 2010 were growing a little frustrating. I am sure they fixed the issues by now.
I am excited as I upgraded to the UltraPlus because I need to stretch my brain and learn something new again.

Don't laugh. But it has been so long since I have made it to the board that I forgot how to PM. Shoot me one if you would.

Thanks!

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#182209 - 04/14/13 09:42 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: RickeG]
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Ok, I sent you a PM. You should have a flashing little red icon after the "Logout" up at the top. Click on it.

I mentioned in the PM how to send one.
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#206516 - 06/16/13 09:23 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: PeterGannon]
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Hi, I have a question about upgrade paths:

I'm going to be upgrading from version 2009-ish. I'm having a hard time deciding between the MegaPak (at $159) and the UltraPlusPak (at $299).

My question is whether there is a lateral upgrade path from the MegaPak to the UltraPlusPak. In other words, if I buy the MegaPak, and decide in several months that I really would like the UltraPlus, can I do that without having to pay the whole $279 (lowest upgrade I could find.. from v.2012)?

Thanks!

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#206520 - 06/16/13 09:57 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: PeterGannon]
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You would have to give PG Music sales a call to be sure, but they have always been more than fair. I know they have done something similar for some other users here, according to their posts.

You will be amazed at the improvements since 2009, but you will feel right at home using the new version.

There is a standard piece of advice around here to 'buy as much as you can afford', because you will want all the RealTracks once you start working with them.
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#206525 - 06/16/13 10:47 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: PeterGannon]
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AND, you might want to wait a little, as pgmusic always has dynamite savings deals when there is a new release.
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#206735 - 06/18/13 07:39 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: Matt Finley]
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Thanks, Matt and Mac. Naturally I missed Mac's reply before I went ahead and bought the Ultra Plus Pak!

Hopefully if there's a new release soon, they'll be generous with upgrade options for recent purchasers.

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#206747 - 06/18/13 10:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: PeterGannon]
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Don't lament, Blorg, this program is a bargain at any price.

You are able to get up and running, all the sooner to HAVE FUN!


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#215551 - 09/20/13 10:01 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: Mac]
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Originally Posted By: Mac
AND, you might want to wait a little, as pgmusic always has dynamite savings deals when there is a new release.


Hey Mac;

As someone looking to get into the BIAB family, any ideas as to when the new release/next update from PG Music will be?

P.S. Big time NEWBIE here!


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#215555 - 09/20/13 10:28 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: PeterGannon]
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Welcome. I'm not Mac, just another user, and we users do not know anything about official release dates. While there has often been a mid-year release in July/August for the last several years, there wasn't one this year. There is normally a new version each year a few weeks before Christmas, but again, past practice is no guarantee of future action.
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#215557 - 09/20/13 10:39 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: Del3535]
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What Matt said.


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#216022 - 09/24/13 02:43 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows® is here... info and links [Re: Del3535]
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Del3535, welcome to the friendliest, most informative, most talented forum on the www. You need only ask and the only dumb question is the one never asked.

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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: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=458716 - 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.

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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!

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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 http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

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 http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm 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

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http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=blJPIX-9YbE

...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! https://youtu.be/qPrejgnwb4M?t=3600

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:
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RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_5

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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