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#140657 - 12/13/11 01:40 PM 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 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 - the latest BiaB and RB - I always get the updates - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

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#140659 - 12/13/11 02:28 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MarioD]
PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 12551
Thanks Mario!
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Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#140660 - 12/13/11 02:29 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
jford Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 8110
Loc: Pensacola, Florida
Wow, my first songwriting award ever. This is way too cool.
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S/W: BB/RB, Sonar, Reaper, Notion, Finale, etc
Sounds: FastTrack Pro, NI Kontakt Ultimate, Casio Kbds, Halion Pro, Garritan, etc
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#140661 - 12/13/11 02:47 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: jford]
Kemmrich Offline
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Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 1776
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 Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Kemmrich]
seeker Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 4014
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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Down The Street vs2015 12-03-2014
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PG Ultra Plus 2016,Alesis 12USB, Sonar Platinum

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#140663 - 12/13/11 03:07 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: seeker]
jazzmandan Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 4746
Loc: Chicago
Congratulations to the winners....

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#140664 - 12/13/11 03:18 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: jazzmandan]
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 9620
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 Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MarioD]
Larry Kehl Offline
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Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 1376
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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Win7&10 Pro 64,i7-2600k,32GB,10 TBs HDD,HD-6970,FW-410,MIDIplus4x4,Montage7,Fusion 8HD,QS8,GR-50,Integra7, XV5080,Fantom-XR,QSR,SC-8850,Nanosynth,SPLAT,AD2,ST3,Kontakt 5,Amptube4,way too many other VSTi's - but I'm really a guitar player.

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#140666 - 12/13/11 03:57 PM 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 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 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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#140669 - 12/13/11 04:55 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2004
Loc: New York
Hey Peter,

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

Bob
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SoundCloud Tracks

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#140670 - 12/13/11 05:43 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Ian Fraser]
Muzic Trax Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 4773
Loc: California
Way to go people !!

Trax

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#140671 - 12/13/11 05:56 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Steve Young Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1357
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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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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The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special is BACK!

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac is better than ever!

With the recent Build 143 update (released September 28th), we've added:

-AU and VST plugins are now supported! There is a new Plugins tab on the Mixer window, that allows you to add/edit MIDI or audio plugins on each track. We include the Sforzando VST sample player, along with the PG Music HiQ Instruments. Watch the video - Plugins Feature for Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac.
-HiQ instruments have been added. These are high quality MIDI sounds that make the MIDI tracks (both regular and MIDI SuperTracks) sound much better. You can audition and choose a HiQ patch for any track by control+clicking on the track --> "Select HiQ MIDI Patch".
-A Plugins Options dialog includes an option to scan for VST plugins on bootup and options for how plugin windows are opened, closed, and arranged on the screen. Plugins that are essential to Band-in-a-Box® (eg the "Apple: DLSMusicDevice" or "Sforzando") are scanned for regardless of the "Scan for VST plugins on bootup" or "Scan for AU plugins on bootup" settings.
-We include AmpliTube, which is a VST Guitar Amp Simulator, and can be used effectively with the Direct Input RealTracks.
-We've added Sforzando, which is a .sfz sample player made by Plogue that has been customized for Band-in-a-Box® and is used to play the HiQ Instrument sounds.

To celebrate this MAJOR update, we've relaunched our Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special!

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Already own Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac? You can learn more about the free patch update to Build 143 & download it here.

Video - Plugins Feature: Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac

Get to know the new Plugins feature included with the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Build 143 update when you check out this video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=zfM9Y6TZuoY

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Visit Our User Showcase Page!

We've just updated the User Showcase page on our website, which includes more than 4,000 songs! www.pgmusic.com/user-showcase

This page lists most of the songs shared to our User Showcase Forum. We've split them up by genre: Country / EZ Listening, Jazz, Rock/Pop, RealTracks, and Other.

You can even search this page by Song Title or Artist (Forum member)!

Major VST Support, Hi-Q Instruments, and More Added in the Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac Build 143 Update!

This update is free for Band-in-a-Box 2016 users, and adds significant features; AU (audio unit) and VST plugins are now supported, we've added Hi-Q MIDI instruments, and more! Download the Band-in-a-Box 2016 Build 143 update.

There is also a plugins installer which you should download in addition to the new build. Download the MIDI and Audio Plugins installer here.

Summary of changes for build 143 (since build 132) (Sept 28, 2016):

Added: AU and VST plugins are now supported. There is a new Plugins tab on the Mixer window, that allows you to add/edit MIDI or audio plugins on each track. We include the Sforzando VST sample player, along with the PG Music HiQ Instruments.
Added: HiQ instruments have been added. These are high quality MIDI sounds that make the MIDI tracks (both regular and MIDI SuperTracks) sound much better. You can audition and choose a HiQ patch for any track by control+clicking on the track --> "Select HiQ MIDI Patch".
Added: Sforzando is a .sfz sample player made by Plogue that has been customized for Band-in-a-Box and is used to play the HiQ Instrument sounds.
Added: We include AmpliTube, which is a VST Guitar Amp Simulator, and can be used effectively with the Direct Input RealTracks.
Added: A Plugins Options dialog includes an option to scan for VST plugins on bootup and options for how plugin windows are opened, closed, and arranged on the screen. Plugins that are essential to Band-in-a-Box (eg the "Apple: DLSMusicDevice" or "Sforzando") are scanned for regardless of the "Scan for VST plugins on bootup" or "Scan for AU plugins on bootup" settings.
Fixed: StylePicker Options dialog was stuck behind the StylePicker dialog.
Fixed: Opening the lead sheet would cause Band-in-a-Box to crash if the current song had bar-based lyrics.
Fixed: Rendering a video of the chordsheet would sometimes make a corrupt file (eg. no audio can be heard, and the playback is sporadic).
Fixed: When "Display C9sus as C11", "Display 2 as sus2, or "Display sus as sus4 was enabled, it was not possible to enter the chord by typing or using the Chord Builder.
Fixed: There were some inconsistencies in color between the mixer and track radio controls.

Discuss Your Methods & Gear for Making Music on Our Forum!

If you frequent our forums, you might be familiar with our Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production forum, which is an ideal place to post discussions about methods and gear for making music!

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Recent posts to this forum include:
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#TipTuesday Band-in-a-Box for Windows Keystroke Commands

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For example, here are the commands for switching between the different Windows in Band-in-a-Box®:
Ctrl+W Toggle Notation and Chord Sheet windows.
Ctrl+O Movable Notation window.
Alt+W Lead Sheet window.
Ctrl+T Display Notation screen or Chord Sheet in full screen.
Ctrl+~ Conductor window.
Ctrl+Shift+A Audio Edit window.
Ctrl+Shift+D Drum Kit window.
Ctrl+Shift+G Guitar window.
Ctrl+Shift+J Ear training window.
Ctrl+Shift+L Big Lyrics window.
Ctrl+Shift+M Mixer Window
Ctrl+Shift+N Big Piano window.
Ctrl+Shift+S Plug-in mode for DAW.
Alt+Shift+L Practice window.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L Lyric Document window.

....and that's just a taste!

You'll find the complete list is available within the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows program manual PDF. You can also view it here.

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