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#373783 - 11/10/16 10:02 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 7: Windows 95 MIDI Setup
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Take a look at another blast from the past with this archived video regarding a Windows 95 MIDI Setup for Band-in-a-Box®!



Interested in looking at a list of the Band-in-a-Box® 7 New Features? These can be viewed here.

Did you have Band-in-a-Box 7? Share your experience with this older version... if you can remember it!
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#373784 - 11/10/16 10:30 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 7: Windows 95 MIDI Setup [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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This is a great look back. Yes, I predate this version by several years and remember when all these great features were introduced. You can see the creativity in changing the MIDI functions of BIAB, because that's all we had then.

Several of these features are ones I still use every time now, like Unfold, or F5 at any measure to change patches or styles. It's harder to remember when we did not have them.

One fix I remember was based on my bug report, that you could not start playback inside a Tag. Instead, the program would use the offset number of measures in the Tag and play from that offset at the beginning.
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#373790 - 11/10/16 10:50 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 7: Windows 95 MIDI Setup [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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IRQ wow that brings back memories.

One of my fondest memories was BIAB on a single 3.5 diskette. I carried that disk everywhere with me so I could play music on any computer (including work).

Noticed throughout the video the "hour-glass" LOL.

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#373808 - 11/10/16 12:20 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 7: Windows 95 MIDI Setup [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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This one predates me (but just a little); I didn't discover BIAB until the next version (version 8). I bought the Pro Pak (the basic version), but as soon as version 9 came out, I upgraded to the Mega Pak (which was the top Pak back then).
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#373809 - 11/10/16 12:29 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 7: Windows 95 MIDI Setup [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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WOW (now I really feel old)

Like Matt, and many here, I pre-date that version of BIAB. Never had the ORIGINAL version since I didn't have an Amega, I think it was(?), but "got on board" with version 2 for DOS in Oct '90. Cost me: $59 for BIAB /w Fakebook for $29 more.

Probably can't find anything as visual as your V7 Win 95 movie but be GREAT if you could dig through archives and come up with a Win 3.1, or better yet DOS, set of screen shots of BIAB running.

Surely "Doc" has pictures,somewhere, of his youngster? grin
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#373845 - 11/10/16 06:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 7: Windows 95 MIDI Setup [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Interesting to look back. I started with Atari, although I don't think there were any videos available at that time. It's come a long way, that's for sure.


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#373900 - 11/11/16 09:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 7: Windows 95 MIDI Setup [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Videotrack: thanks for that screenshot.

My first BIAB was DOS.
Win 3.1 came on 24 diskettes, it there was "1" error during installation, you had to start all over again. !!!!

I had a big storage box full of 3.5 disks, why I got rid of them, I regret to this day.

As they say "thanks for the memories".

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#373928 - 11/11/16 04:05 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 7: Windows 95 MIDI Setup [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Do you have a floppy disk reader still?

That's when I threw away hundreds of BiaB/PT/Roland Sample disks; when I realized I probably wasn't going to have a floppy disk drive anymore.
I actually have a couple floppy drives (the hardware) stored away, but I'm guessing those disks would have all been toast by now. I know some started failing years ago.

Back on subject:
The 'skin' idea was also tested in this version .. and really didn't catch on.

Installable color schemes
Are you tired of the white and blue look of Band-in
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color sets using the 256 color palette in Windows.
Choose from pre-made color schemes like "Wood
tones" or "Easy on the eyes," or make your own!

/OK, 256 is a bit simple but the concept was there. What happened?
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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Build 520 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Windows users can download the latest free patch update, Build 250, here.

Summary of changes for Build 520 since 519 (July 17 2018):
Added: Save As style feature has support for MIDI velocity changes if volumes aren’t 90 on mixer when saved.
Added: Support for MIDI velocity changes in styles. Use the Misc-More dialog in StyleMaker to set velocity changes in MIDI styles.
Fixed: [Style Memos etc] button was not visible in the Style Editor -> Misc dialog.
Fixed: Bar lines would not display properly in the Audio Edit window if launching through the menu item "Audio Chord Wizard (Audio Edit)".
Fixed: Hitting the Return key while in the Audio Edit window might trigger Loop Screen mode.
Updated: PDF Manual and Help.

User Blog - Recording and Processing Vocals Using RealBand...

Joanne Cooper's latest blog post is a "start to finish" of how she records and processes vocals for her songs using her three "go-to" programs: RealBand, Melodyne, and Nectar from Izotope (with a little help from Band-in-a-Box...)!

Check out this blog post here.

Video - Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

Learn how you can add MIDI SuperTracks to your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

Video - Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Mac!

Learn how you can add MIDI SuperTracks to your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Using MIDI SuperTracks in Band-in-a-Box® for Mac!

Musician Brent Mason in the Studio Recording RealTracks!

Before leaving Nashville, Tobin caught up with Brent Mason recording some future RealTracks in the studio.

We can't wait to hear them!

Video - Adding RealTracks to Your Band-in-a-Box® Song

There are 300 RealTracks Sets available (over 2,500 RealTracks!), and here at PG Music we have this to say about them: You'll want to use RealTracks in all of your projects... and you can!

But what if you're not sure how to add them to your Band-in-a-Box® song? We have a video for that! Click here to watch...

Save Notation Window as a Video with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

Did you know... Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac allows you to save the Notation Window as a video? What a great way to share your songs with users, and LEARN from the notation as you listen!

From the program manual:
[Save As] | Save as video
-In the Make Notation Video dialog, select a track at the upper left corner. (Note: The dialog title says “Make Chord Sheet Video” until you select a track.)
-You can also set the dimension (width/height) of the video and select the number of frames per second and a specific codec.
-Press the [OK - Render Video] button to start rendering the video. When the video has been created, press the [Show Video File] button.
-You can then double click on the file to watch the rendered video.

Note: A special use of this feature is to combine a Video RealTracks (new with version 2018) with the corresponding notation in a single video. This creates an educational video, which shows the actual performance with notation/tab, playing over your chord progression! To do this, right-click on the Master button or one of the track buttons at the top of the main screen and select Render Video(s) from the menu.

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