You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
#225732 - 12/04/13 08:21 PM [RealBand] RealBand 2014 Build 7 Patch (Feb 27, 2014)
Andrew - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 3713
Loc: Victoria, BC
We have a RealBand 2014 Build 7 update patch:

Note: This update also incorporates the previous 2014 updates.

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 7 (Feb 27, 2014)

Fixed: Nodes weren't working with ASIO.

Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 6 (Feb 24, 2014)

Fixed: Moving volume control for a track did not change the audio level unless playback was restarted.

Fixed: Clicking on the node overview in tracks window, for a track without nodes, would sometimes insert nodes, even if not clicking on the horizontal line.

Fixed: Copy/Cut/Paste as well as Ctrl-Drag/Drop now default to not including nodes.


Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 5 (Feb 21, 2014)

Fixed: After loading a style with the StylePicker, chord entry in the Chords Window stopped working for most chords.

Fixed: Double-clicking to insert a node did not work if there was a track with nodes displayed below the track you double-clicked on.

Fixed: Delete, in the Tracks Window, was causing nodes to get created on the sides of the deleted area.

Fixed: Nodes checkbox in the Paste window.

Added: Cut/Paste, as well as Ctrl-Drag/Drop, was creating nodes on the sides of a region even if nodes didn't already exist


Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 4 (Feb 17, 2014)

Added: Adjust volume of nodes in track volume right-click dialog, and in the node popup menu.

Improved: Faster bootup time.

Added: FlashMessage to let user know that there isn't a marker close to the current time, instead of deleting a far away marker, if the Delete Marker button was pressed.

Fixed: Various drag/drop issues involving the DropStation, etc. For example, dragging a MIDI track to DropStation and then to desktop did not work.

Fixed: Paste with crossfade enabled had artifacts.

Fixed: Flashmessage instead of error message box if there is problem creating wave in header.

Fixed: Spurious "file too big to load completely" error.

Fixed: Volume control not always correctly reflecting node change when song was started from new location.

Fixed: Hi-Q MIDI instrument name not being shown in the menu after being loaded in.

Fixed: Hi-Q MIDI instrument not being loaded from MGU or SGU.

Fixed: Dropping a file onto the Tracks Window would sometimes result in TempLoad1234.WAV showing up in the track name.

Fixed: Ending checkbox in the Song Panel was not reflecting the setting in an MGU or SGU.

Fixed: Weird problem in which pressing Alt-F and choosing Open Next File would result in menu flickering.

Fixed: Could not add a .WAV to the jukebox.

Fixed: RBERROR.LOG file showing a beta version.

Fixed: Drum grid would remain silent due to all the blank tracks defaulting to audio tracks, and expression therefore being set to zero by default.

Fixed: Range check or access violation if the next chord was way beyond end of current screen in audio edit window.

Fixed: Volume automation had an "echo" issue on audio track(s) where the volume changes occurred again after they already happened.

Fixed: Snap/Lock Selection button issue in Tracks Window where they interfered with each other. (e.g. Snap released Lock Button).

Fixed: Vocal synth not working in some cases.


Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 3 (Dec 13, 2013)

Added: Options | Hide Toolbar menu item has been revived with Ctrl+T as the shortcut (hides the TOP toolbar). Message added to bottom status bar, "press Ctrl+t to exit fullscreen".

Fixed: Lockup when changing Metronome playback setting during playback with the Metronome button.

Fixed: CPU usage meter didn't change colors in response to moderate or heavy usage.

Fixed: Potential access violation after clicking/dragging a range of nodes.

Fixed: Cutting/pasting a range of nodes didn't always result in the nodes looking correct afterward.

Added: Nodes are automatically added when loading in a .MID.

Updated: Help file.


Summary of Changes for 2014 Build 2 (Dec 4, 2013)

Fixed: Node entry locked up RealBand in Windows XP.

Fixed: If RB was booted up with the Guitar Window already set to a Bass fretboard, then, if you switched to guitar, the zero fret note names for 2 of the strings would not be visible.

Fixed: Choose Font dialog, when launched from Notation Options Window, would not always stay on top of other windows.

Fixed: Double-clicking can now work for entering a node directly on the line (in addition to outside of the line).

Fixed: Node editing caused the numbers on time-line to be bold.

Fixed: Hover for big clock in the time panel didn't work.

Added: Double-clicking on an existing node will erase the node.

Fixed: Help menu item didn't opening 2014 features guide.

Edited by Andrew - PG Music (02/27/14 04:29 PM)
PG Music Inc.

#225804 - 12/05/13 07:10 AM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 2 Patch [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
silvertones Offline

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 7178
Thanks! Works great.
ESI Gigaport HD+
Lenovo Turion II /4 Gig Ram/ Win7x64
15.6" Monitor
"The only Band is a Real Band"

#231800 - 12/30/13 07:12 PM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 2 Patch [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
rharv Offline

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 18716
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
Thanks for the XP node fix and the CPU color change. Much better.
Make your sound your own!

#231806 - 12/30/13 07:43 PM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 2 Patch [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Robh Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4166
Loc: California
Yeah the CPU thingey was driving me nuts
Toshiba dual core Win 7 8 gig ram, BiaB, Realband, Studio one Professional, Melodyne, Gibson S-1, Carvin 980 Cobalt acoustic, Ovation legend 12 string, jazz bass clone, Fender Mustang III amp, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL interface, TC Helicon voiceworks.

#240462 - 02/18/14 01:55 AM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 2 Patch [Re: Robh]
seeker Offline

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 4047
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA
Thank you and rest of the staff for your hard work!

Down The Street vs2015 12-03-2014
Win7, AMD QuadA8-5500,16GB,2TeraHD, Komplete 10
PG Ultra Plus 2016,Alesis 12USB, Sonar Platinum

#240976 - 02/22/14 01:04 PM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 5 Patch (Feb 21, 2014) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Jim Fogle Offline

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 3533
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Wow! Five days between patches 4 & 5. Thanks for the super support and quick response to the bug reports.
Jim Fogle
2018 BiaB (513) UltraPlusPak RB 2018 (Build 5)
Sonar Home Studio - Cakewalk Music Creator 6 - Audacity
i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB HDD
Music at:

#240985 - 02/22/14 02:33 PM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 5 Patch (Feb 21, 2014) [Re: Jim Fogle]
seeker Offline

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 4047
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA
Thanks to all the PG team for the updates.
Am OLD coder, so drilling down on some fixes can be bearcat.

Again Thank you!

Down The Street vs2015 12-03-2014
Win7, AMD QuadA8-5500,16GB,2TeraHD, Komplete 10
PG Ultra Plus 2016,Alesis 12USB, Sonar Platinum

#241312 - 02/25/14 03:16 AM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 5 Patch (Feb 21, 2014) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Mike. R. Offline

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 232
Loc: Cumbria - United Kingdom
Thanks for sorting out the volume slider in B6 so quickly.

Win 10 - Intel2 quad core / 8Gb Ram
Audiophile 24/96
BAIB / RB 2018 PlusPak For Windows
Reaper 5
EWQL Composer Cloud X

Gibson LP Studio
Fender Mn Telecaster
Gretsch Alligator

Bugera 1960 Infinium

#241314 - 02/25/14 03:27 AM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 6 Patch (Feb 24, 2014) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
solidrock Offline

Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1827
Yes it's great to get these Updates/Fixes regularly please don't stop ! it's great support !

The nodes don't seem to be working still, but by default the node check box is not ticked, I'm happy with that, now I don't have to use Volume Automation nodes until you get the clip base ones in RB & BB smile .

Nodes Build 6.MP4
Nodes Build 6.WMV

#241376 - 02/25/14 11:26 AM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 6 Patch (Feb 24, 2014) [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
LynB Offline

Registered: 07/23/00
Posts: 3161
Loc: Barton-on-Sea,Hants,UK
Regret that Build 6 still has a bug. I selected a guitar track and down the length of the track entered Nodes at intervals as 127 and 0 successively to obtain a sawtooth effect. Although the Volumn slider moved the sound level remaine constant after the first node. Can anyone duplicated this funny????

#241402 - 02/25/14 04:01 PM [RealBand] Re: RealBand 2014 Build 6 Patch (Feb 24, 2014) [Re: LynB]
solidrock Offline

Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1827
Yes, as in the video the nodes move the slider but volume remains the same.


PG Music News
New Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows® - Installing from an External Hard Drive (Option 1) Tutorial

Have you purchased a Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, which ships on a portable USB hard drive? Once received, there are a few different options for you: Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only, Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive (but leave the RealTracks and RealDrums on the USB hard drive), Install Band-in-a-Box® AND RealTracks on your computer hard drive, or choose a Custom Installation!

In this video, we go through the process of installing Band-in-a-Box using "Option 1" for running Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive:

For more detailed information, visit

No matter how you install and use your Band-in-a-Box® hard drive, make sure you're saving your songs (or a copy of them) to your own folder not on the hard drive - that way you'll have a back-up copy if your hard drive isn't available to you!

Bach Chorales - Article: “Musical Perfection”: Reflecting on the Contemporary and Timeless Bach Chorales

In his recent article, "Musical Perfection": Reflecting on the Contemporary and Timeless Bach Chorales, Frank Fortunato describes our Bach Chorales software as "a fun, interactive exposure to the Bach chorales, or to introduce the chorales to students in a more interactive way...":

Learn more about Johann Sebastian Bach and listen to choral ensemble sing some of Bach's most enchanting compositions with our multimedia software The Bach Chorales Volume 1 & 2, which includes a detailed history of the life and times of Johann Sebastian Bach and inspiring performances of his famous Chorales!

"...hours of personal entertainment using resources from one of the most timeless collections in the history of music."
-Frank Fortunato,

New Video - Installing Band-in-a-Box® from the Flash Drive Tutorial

When you order directly from us, there's an option to have your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK installation files sent to you on a flash drive (instead of DVD).
(this option appears during the check-out process)

We've created this handy tutorial video to walk you through the installation process:

Guitar Riffs Solo Lesson - YouTube Find (EricBlackmonGuitar)

Check out EricBlackmonGuitar's latest video, QUIK LICKS #14 Guitar Riffs Solo Lesson EricBlackmonGuitar HQ, where he not only teached a great guitar riff, but he also repeats that lick over a Band-in-a-Box backing track... what a great way to show how Band-in-a-Box is ideal for backing tracks!

Video link:

Thank you Eric!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder!

It's the first day of spring today, which means it's time to start spring cleaning!

We cleaned up the BB folder with our release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018. Over the years, this folder has been growing - there were up to 10,000 files in there! We've fixed this and put the files into various folders. This is done with a cleanup routine. The cleanup normally happens automatically during installation, but you can run it manually by selecting the main menu Help | Utilities | Run Cleanup routine.

The cleanup routine does the following:
-Moves Styles files (.STY/.STX) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Styles.
-Moves Soloists files (.ST2/.XT2) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Soloists.
-Moves various Demo folders to C:\Demos.
-Moves various songs and lessons folders to C:\bb\Songs and Lessons.
-Moves various files essential for running Band-in-a-Box to C:\bb\Data and C:\bb\Data\Lib.
-Moves various preferences files to C:\bb\Preferences.
-Moves tutorial demo songs, program manuals (.pdf), and the help file (.chm) to C:\bb\Documentation.

Oliver Gannon Interview - Appointed to the Order of Canada!

Oliver Gannon (Peter Gannon's brother), was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition for "his achievements as a musician" on December 29, 2017!

Oliver recently sat for an interview with CBC's Hot Air host Margaret Gallagher - read a summary and listen to the interview at

'I don't know ... why they chose me. But I'm very glad and I'm not giving it back'
-Oliver Gannon

To be clear, and avoid any confusion, there are two brothers: Peter Gannon is the "Band-in-a-Box" PG Music guy, and Oliver Gannon is the jazz guitarist who just won the Order of Canada.

#Monday Motivation - Free Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Want to snag yourself a free Band-in-a-Box® hard drive? Tell everyone how much you love Band-in-a-Box® with your very own Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial video!

Submit your video, and when we use it on our website (and YouTube page) we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Learn more about how to submit your video testimonial here.

Take a look at the video testimonials we've already received at

Forum Stats
27260 Members
49 Forums
50752 Topics
417770 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
jtbutler, ronncat, riffgreen, Apeckover2, RandallSmith

27260 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 177
Matt Finley 166
David Snyder 145
Noel96 135
dcuny 129
Deryk - PG Music 127
MarioD 121
Pipeline 115
BlueAttitude 105
Janice & Bud 103
Today's Birthdays
Al-David, Notareol