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#140657 - 12/13/11 01:40 PM [User Showcase] User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to....
PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
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2011 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2012 Everything Pak ..... check here

Over the past year, we’ve had over 400 compositions posted to the User Showcase. Wow! Many thanks to all that have contributed.

We’d like to thank and recognize these amazing contributions that people have made!

So we announce the User Showcase Awards...to the top 15 contributors of 2011 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2012 Everything Pak for Windows (including the 20 PAK bonus)

We’ve reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 1, 2011, and have based the results on a combination of the following criteria:

- most contributions
- good arrangements/productions
- use lots of BB or RealBand (RealTracks or MIDI)
- other contribution to the forum (songwriting tips etc.)

And the winners (alphabetical order) are:


Don Gaynor
eddie1261
George Nelson
Ian Fraser
jford
Kemmrich
MarioD
Mr_Songman
PgFantastic
Robh
rsdean
Steve Young
Sundance
tommyad
Tommyc


If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2012 Everything Pak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Dec. 31, 2011) (attn: Cat Cantwell), and provide details of where you want it to be sent.
If you've already purchased 2012, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2012 via another means (beta testing etc.), then you can designate "someone else" to receive it (just send that info privately in your email).


Once again, thanks to all the creative people who create, produce and share these wonderful songs!
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Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#140658 - 12/13/11 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
MarioD Offline
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Actually Peter the thanks should go to you and the rest of the PGMusic staff. BiaB an extremely useful tool! It has kept me and I’ll bet a lot of other musicians playing and recording. I have learned a lot about musical genres that I couldn’t have explored without it. It is a great learning, practicing, recording and live playing piece of software that just keeps getting better and better.

Then to put the icing on the cake you have set the bar for customer service and satisfaction so high that I know of no other software company can even come close.

Keep up the outstanding work and thank you very much - MarioD
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64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

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#140659 - 12/13/11 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MarioD]
PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 13208
Thanks Mario!
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Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#140660 - 12/13/11 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
jford Offline
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Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 9361
Loc: Pensacola, Florida
Wow, my first songwriting award ever. This is way too cool.
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#140661 - 12/13/11 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: jford]
Kemmrich Offline
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Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 1814
My first thought was that's amazing -- my second thought was that I was on a pretty good list of folks!! My last thought was, what a great product BIAB is and what a great company PG Music is.

I started writing songs back in 2007 and my number one issue was drum/percussion and then filling out the sound with other instrumentation. I finally upgraded to BIAB 2009 and voila, instant better production. I also use BIAB as an actual composing tool where I let the automatic intros feature and the demo songs push me in directions I might not have gone before. (Unfortunately, BIAB can't do a thing about my lead singing!!)

In any case, I am very appreciative of this recognition and mucho thanks to the entire development, production and customer service staff at PG Music!!!!

Kevin
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#140662 - 12/13/11 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Kemmrich]
seeker Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 4047
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA
Peter,

What a great Idea "User Showcase Awards"

It is a very nice thank you for all the work these folks have
done helping the rest of us.
Also nice recognition for their "Music and other efforts".

Great Idea also as encouragement to the rest of us.

Thanks,
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FrankB

Down The Street vs2015 12-03-2014
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#140663 - 12/13/11 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: seeker]
MusicStudent Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 5201
Loc: Chicago
Congratulations to the winners....

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#140664 - 12/13/11 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MusicStudent]
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 11433
Loc: Australia
Congratulations winners

That's a brilliant effort and a well deserved result!

Happy Christmas to you all,
Noel
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#140665 - 12/13/11 03:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MarioD]
Larry Kehl Online   content
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Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 1729
Loc: New Mexico
Quote:

Actually Peter the thanks should go to you and the rest of the PGMusic staff. BiaB an extremely useful tool! It has kept me and I’ll bet a lot of other musicians playing and recording. I have learned a lot about musical genres that I couldn’t have explored without it. It is a great learning, practicing, recording and live playing piece of software that just keeps getting better and better.

Then to put the icing on the cake you have set the bar for customer service and satisfaction so high that I know of no other software company can even come close.

Keep up the outstanding work and thank you very much - MarioD




Yes Congrats & KUDOS to all the winners!!

I would like to strongly SECOND MarioD's above comments about PG (KEEP IT UP)!
Larry
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#140666 - 12/13/11 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Noel96]
Ian Fraser Offline
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Registered: 07/02/00
Posts: 1696
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
To say I was surprised would be an understatement. To say I was thankful to have this amazing software to give my songs "life" would also be an understatement.

To have this great forum in which to bounce ideas around with great people is awesome.

Thanks Peter for making all of it possible.

Cheers - Ian
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My "Original Tunes" Site
My gene pool needs more chlorine.

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#140667 - 12/13/11 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Ian Fraser]
John Conley Offline
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Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 8333
Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
Way to go guys. You too Ian.

Now I'm going to quit crying. Stupid old man.
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Musica est vita

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#140668 - 12/13/11 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Ian Fraser]
retake Offline
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Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 193
Loc: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Congratulations everyone!

Steve
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Steve

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#140669 - 12/13/11 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2666
Loc: New York
Hey Peter,

Thank you so much - this was quite unexpected and very appreciated.

Bob
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#140670 - 12/13/11 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Ian Fraser]
Muzic Trax Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 4832
Loc: California
Way to go people !!

Trax

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#140671 - 12/13/11 05:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Steve Young Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1501
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Wow! What a pleasant surprise!

Peter, thank you so much for producing such an outstanding product. And thank you to all the staff at PG Music. Your service is unsurpassed, in my opinion. I am so honored to be included with such a great group of people here.

Thanks!

Steve
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Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

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PG Music News
Announcing the Winners of the Xtra Styles Song Contest!

We've enjoyed listening to all of the songs submitted for our Xtra Styles Song contest - thank you to everyone who entered!

The winners are:

Americana:
Captain Arnold's Liquer Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Rob4580
Xtra Style used: _SECLUDE.STY 
Original Forum Post

Country:
The Music of Life Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Jon Thomas
Xtra Style used: _HARPING.STY
Original Forum Post

Jazz:
In a Latin Mood Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: MusicStudent
Xtra Style used: _BOSSOUL.STY
Original Forum Post

Rock-Pop
Great White Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Buford
Xtra Style used: _BIGWAVE.STY
Original Forum Post

Congratulations!

The Complete List of Xtra Styles Song Contest Entries

Listen to all of the songs submitted for the Xtra Styles Song Contest! We have organized the entries by category, listing alphabetically by song title - Click here to view the list.

Band-in-a-Box® User Feedback - Thank You!

Take a look at some of the recent feedback we've received from program users just like you:

"I started using Band-in-a-Box October 2016 . It's been money very well spent. I'm now nearing the finish of my first All Originals Cd. I let a local musician hear some of the songs and he was amazed at the quality. Guys it takes time and effort to learn but its worth it 100%!"
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"Like lots of others I use it all the time, putting in the chords of a tune, choosing the right style and tempo is a godsend, I'm a jazz musician and playing tunes and improvising with chords in front of you is brilliant, less than an hour ago I was playing my tenor sax along with my Band-in-a-Box backing band."
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"A Great business....a great program and a fantastic way to easily create your own songs....or backing tracks to play along with.....a program that everyone should get...."
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Thank you everyone!

Let us know what you think! Post a review on our Band-in-a-Box Comments page, visit our Facebook page, or contact us directly.

User Article - How I Write and Produce Songs with Band-in-a-Box®

Listen to the SoundCloud account for forum user Buford, and you'll see that has written and uploaded more than 20 songs!

Want to know his secret? Check out his recent blog post: How I Write and Produce Songs with Band-in-a-Box, which he was nice enough to share to our Songwriting Forum - Thanks Bob!

Another Great YouTube Find - Arpeggios For Dobro - Vol. #2

Troy Brenningmeyer uses Band-in-a-Box backing tracks in his latest tutorial video, Arpeggios For Dobro - Vol. #2 - 7th Extensions:

Video: Arpeggios For Dobro - Vol. #2 - 7th Extensions

Another great example of how you can use your Band-in-a-Box creations in your own projects!

The Xtra Styles Song Contest has Ended - Over 50 Entries!

Thank you to everyone that submitted their entries in our Xtra Styles PAK 3 Contest!

We are listening to all the entries, and will be announcing the Winners on Monday, August 21st.

Good luck everyone!

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Eric uses Band-in-a-Box backing tracks in his tutorial videos... Just one of the many ways program users can incorporate their Band-in-a-Box songs into other projects!

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