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#365908 - 09/17/16 10:35 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Noel96 Offline
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voxbox,

Have you installed the latest update? The minimum update that's needed for the Xtra styles to work properly is build 437.

Once that update is installed, sorting by date will put the Xtra styles at the top. If you double-click, the styles will be at the bottom of the list because it will be sorted in reverse order.

Updates for Windows versions of BIAB are found at the below link.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm

Hope this helps,
Noel

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#365942 - 09/18/16 07:42 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Noel96]
voxbox Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
voxbox,

Have you installed the latest update? The minimum update that's needed for the Xtra styles to work properly is build 437.

Once that update is installed, sorting by date will put the Xtra styles at the top. If you double-click, the styles will be at the bottom of the list because it will be sorted in reverse order.

Updates for Windows versions of BIAB are found at the below link.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm

Hope this helps,
Noel



Hi Noel,

My BIAB version is 437.

That's the first thing I checked.

I doubled clicked on DATE and the latest date is 2015/12. No "Xtra" is displayed under "SET #".

Hopefully I will get this sorted with all of your help:)

Thanks again for your assistance!!




Edited by voxbox (09/18/16 07:43 AM)

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#366010 - 09/18/16 04:21 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Noel96 Offline
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Try this...

1. Rebuild the style list by clicking on either of the buttons on the lower left of Stylepicker.



2. Click on "Clear" (#1 on the image below).



3. Single-click on "Date" (#2 on image above) so that a a single asterisk is present next to date. This indicates that the sorting is from the most recent. (Double-clicking will give two asterisks and is not what is wanted.)

4. Scroll to the top of the style list.


Any luck? If not, re-install the Xtra Pak and work through steps 1 - 4 again.

Hopefully this will help.

Regards,
Noel
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#366019 - 09/18/16 05:50 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Noel96]
voxbox Offline
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Try this...

1. Rebuild the style list by clicking on either of the buttons on the lower left of Stylepicker.



2. Click on "Clear" (#1 on the image below).



3. Single-click on "Date" (#2 on image above) so that a a single asterisk is present next to date. This indicates that the sorting is from the most recent. (Double-clicking will give two asterisks and is not what is wanted.)

4. Scroll to the top of the style list.


Any luck? If not, re-install the Xtra Pak and work through steps 1 - 4 again.

Hopefully this will help.

Regards,
Noel


I tried the above refresh/rebuild but got the same results.

PG Music says:

Note: The Xtra Styles use RealTracks from the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition, and require Build 437 or higher.
A few styles use RealTracks from the 2016 49-PAK. Unsure if you already have the 49-PAK? To find out, look for the file _SANFRAN.STY in your main bb folder. The presence of this file indicates you have the 49-PAK.


I have the EverythingPAK Build 437.

I purchased the 49PAK December 2015 along with the 2016 BB upgrade. So according to the above I have the 49PAK installed because _SANFRAN.STY is in the BB folder.

Does the 49PAK contain Xtra Styles? If it does I don't see them in the Style Picker.

I have not purchased so I can't re-install the Xtra Pak.

Thanks again for your help!!

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#366053 - 09/18/16 11:42 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Noel96 Offline
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VB,

The EverythingPAK + the 49PAK you purchased will give you all you need. (The 49PAK you bought in 12/2015 is the same one that PG Music is referring to.)

Have you installed the 49Pak?

It's probably wise to back up a little...

When you bought the EverythingPAK, how did you install it? Did you install a fully working copy to your hard drive or do you run some of all of the program from the USB drive?

The 49PAK is optional and, because of this, it will not be automatically be installed as part of the EverythingPak. If you purchased the E/PAK as a USB drive, I suspect that the 49PAK is on that USB drive and awaiting installation.

If you bought the EverythingPAK and the 49PAK directly from PG Music, you should also be able to login into your sales account and have download access for those purchases. To do this, go to PG Music's webpage and login using "My Account" (as shown below).



From here you should be able to download the 49PAK if you bought it in December 2015. The link will be under "My Products".

If none of the above work, you need to contact PG Music. They will have a record of your purchases and will be able to organise things for you. They are very good at looking after customers in this way. You will not be double-charged for anything you've already bought.

Regards,
Noel
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#366056 - 09/19/16 12:02 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
william frederic Offline
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Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 3
Hi
I am a newbie at this and don't know what I am doing.
I have a question. How many songs can I submit?

I am in the flood zone in the Baton Rouge, La. area. As I drove down street after street and saw how home after home had been destroyed I remembered a song I had written and all these homes were the pride and joy of families. Now all of the hand picked items that made this the perfect home sat on side of the road as trash.

I guest when I realized this it really touched my heart.
I went home reworked my song, added the xtra track and submitted it. I hope it will help us appreciate how nice it is to have a home to share with family and friends.

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#366123 - 09/19/16 10:46 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: voxbox]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1278
Loc: Victoria, BC
voxbox:

You've mentioned having the EverythingPAK and the 49-PAK purchased earlier this year, but did you also purchase the just-released Xtra Styles? The confusion could be that we are stating they use the RealTracks in the 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition, and 49-PAK - but the Xtra Styles are still an additional purchase: http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php
(on sale until September 30th)
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#366124 - 09/19/16 10:48 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: william frederic]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1278
Loc: Victoria, BC
Hi William,

The rules for this contest do not state that there is only 1 submission per person, so feel free to submit songs for each genre/category if you'd like!
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#366153 - 09/19/16 01:46 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Noel96 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
voxbox:

You've mentioned having the EverythingPAK and the 49-PAK purchased earlier this year, but did you also purchase the just-released Xtra Styles? The confusion could be that we are stating they use the RealTracks in the 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition, and 49-PAK - but the Xtra Styles are still an additional purchase: http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php
(on sale until September 30th)


Callie: Thanks for setting the record straight. It seems that I shot off on a tangent. I interpreted VB's posts as saying that he had the XtraPAK.

VB: Apologies for leading your astray. The XtraPAK was only released a month or so ago and is not part of your Christmas purchase.

Regards,
Noel
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#366178 - 09/19/16 03:48 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Callie - PG Music]
voxbox Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 75
Loc: Baltimore
Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
voxbox:

You've mentioned having the EverythingPAK and the 49-PAK purchased earlier this year, but did you also purchase the just-released Xtra Styles? The confusion could be that we are stating they use the RealTracks in the 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition, and 49-PAK - but the Xtra Styles are still an additional purchase: http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php
(on sale until September 30th)


Hi Callie:)

Yes the wording is confusing! That's what I started to suspect but was not sure. I will purchase the Xtra styles. I thought I was losing my mind:) LOL

Cheers!

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#366179 - 09/19/16 03:50 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Noel96]
voxbox Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 75
Loc: Baltimore
Originally Posted By: Noel96
Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
voxbox:

You've mentioned having the EverythingPAK and the 49-PAK purchased earlier this year, but did you also purchase the just-released Xtra Styles? The confusion could be that we are stating they use the RealTracks in the 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition, and 49-PAK - but the Xtra Styles are still an additional purchase: http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php
(on sale until September 30th)


Callie: Thanks for setting the record straight. It seems that I shot off on a tangent. I interpreted VB's posts as saying that he had the XtraPAK.

VB: Apologies for leading your astray. The XtraPAK was only released a month or so ago and is not part of your Christmas purchase.

Regards,
Noel


Thanks Noel for taking the time to help me. Greatly appreciated!!


Cheers!

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#368376 - 10/03/16 05:25 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
Islansoul Offline
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Registered: 05/15/15
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Dang I missed out on the Xtra Stlyes contest. I was also hoping a could get an uncompressed version of the Xtra Styles.
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#368398 - 10/03/16 07:24 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Xtra Styles Contest - Info and Rules [Re: Islansoul]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1278
Loc: Victoria, BC
Islansoul - Since the Xtra Styles will trigger the RealTracks & RealDrums that you already have installed, there's no need to offer a special uncompressed version. If you have the Audiophile, it will trigger the uncompressed files for you.

Thanks,
Callie

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