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#360655 - 08/12/16 01:37 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: RealTracks Question [Re: europa_man]
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The RealTracks will work with 2015.

What everybody else is referring to is the styles. There is a change in the picture and your 2015 StylePicker has difficulties to address the 2016 styles. But the RealTracks are not affected.

It is just bad luck on your side that some major changes are done while you're entering the (moving) train.

You said that updating is expensive. Since I don't know you and your circumstances I cannot argue. I only can state some facts. The current price for the update is USD 129. The last years the update price during the discount season was USD 99 (if you had the current version of that time).

You don't have to buy the complete version, the update, called the PlusPAK, is sufficient. This PlusPAK also includes all the regular styles and RealTracks that are new with BIAB 2016.

Having said this, there is a 49-PAK with some more RealTracks which is available in August 2016, because of the new Xtra styles that reference some of these RealTracks. These may or may not be included in the 2017 version.
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#360717 - 08/13/16 04:09 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: RealTracks Question [Re: europa_man]
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I have BIAB 2011 Pro and bought a couple of style packs a couple of months ago - they aren't the newest sets but they work well with my 2011.
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#360718 - 08/13/16 04:25 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: RealTracks Question [Re: europa_man]
JBlue7 Offline
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Registered: 12/01/06
Posts: 152
Loc: Glos. England
Hi All,
The new extra stylepak is brilliant well worth the money. Depending on circumstances of course, I don't feel the upgrades along with new real tracks once a year are expensive. PG have to pay their staff and developing costs and musicians to give us such a great program.
Usually we have had an upgrade mid year I am guessing PG are running out of ideas of what to add to BinB so I assume in the future we will be offered more and more of these new extra styles, so worth upgrading to 2016 I feel.
Regards Jeff (UK)

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#360809 - 08/14/16 05:17 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: RealTracks Question [Re: GHinCH]
europa_man Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 7
Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada
Thanks for the reply.
This makes sense to me.
How could the "RealTracks" not work?
I never mentioned the word "styles".
I do know the difference.

Please you check out:
63 New Rock-Pop RealTracks in Sets 228-235... (Rock-Pop RealPAK Vol 12)
Requires Band-in-a-Box 2016 or higher in the description.
And it's in red.

I would like to think that they would like to be able to sell these new RealTracks to customers who purchased their software one year earlier.

I hope your clarification is correct.



Originally Posted By: GHinCH
The RealTracks will work with 2015.

What everybody else is referring to is the styles. There is a change in the picture and your 2015 StylePicker has difficulties to address the 2016 styles. But the RealTracks are not affected.

It is just bad luck on your side that some major changes are done while you're entering the (moving) train.

You said that updating is expensive. Since I don't know you and your circumstances I cannot argue. I only can state some facts. The current price for the update is USD 129. The last years the update price during the discount season was USD 99 (if you had the current version of that time).

You don't have to buy the complete version, the update, called the PlusPAK, is sufficient. This PlusPAK also includes all the regular styles and RealTracks that are new with BIAB 2016.

Having said this, there is a 49-PAK with some more RealTracks which is available in August 2016, because of the new Xtra styles that reference some of these RealTracks. These may or may not be included in the 2017 version.

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#360829 - 08/14/16 07:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: RealTracks Question [Re: europa_man]
GHinCH Offline
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Registered: 01/08/10
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Loc: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Well, this is what I take from Peter Gannon in the thread that I linked previously ...

(... and from others who bought them with versions prior 2016 and posted it here in the forum somewhere ...)

... and there is always the money back guarantee.


Edited by GHinCH (08/14/16 07:13 AM)
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