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#380364 - 12/06/16 09:17 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] NEW! Band-in-a-Box®... on a USB Flash Drive!
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We've just rolled out a new way to receive any Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase (either First-time or Upgrade)... Now you can choose to have your installation files shipped to you on a USB Flash Drive instead of DVDs!

That's right.... for just $10 more, you'll receive a 32 GB USB Flash Drive that conveniently includes all the installation files for your purchase - we'll even throw in a free Band-in-a-Box® keychain with your Flash Drive order!



When placing your order online, the shopping cart will prompt you to select this option before you enter your payment information. Ordering over the phone? Just mention this preferred method for delivery type!
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#380366 - 12/06/16 09:19 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Well done guys!
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#380370 - 12/06/16 09:30 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Wow this is neat.

PS: I love this time of year: New BIAB, lots of activity in the forum. Lots to read.

DE
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#380387 - 12/06/16 10:33 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Callie, this is a good service.

I'm curious, since the announcement was careful to emphasize installation files, whether anyone should attempt to run BIAB from the flash drive like we could from the external USB drive? In some experiments a year or two ago, several of us determined it wasn't working well enough to do that. In giving advice on the forum, I don't want to over-sell.
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#380401 - 12/06/16 11:03 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Matt Finley]
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This is an alternative way to distribute the installation files, it's not a "pre-installed" version of Band-in-a-Box like the Ultra or EverythingPAK hard drive. Compared to DVD's though, it is much more convenient and fast to install, and of course you're free to use the flash drive however you want.
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#380402 - 12/06/16 11:04 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Thanks Andrew. This makes sense. Again, this will be a welcome new service.
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#380435 - 12/06/16 01:11 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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))) USB Flash Drive instead of DVDs!

Right, these days more and more PC setups don't have a DVD, so this alternative is the best solution there. Right now, it's 2:1 sales DVD:USBFlashDrive so DVD is still more commonly requested.
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#380536 - 12/06/16 06:25 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
lambada Offline
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In theory though, presumably you could run BIAB from a USB3 thumb drive if it was 128 Gb? I have all my realtracks on a USB3 drive on my tablet and it works fine.


Edited by lambada (12/06/16 06:26 PM)
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#380538 - 12/06/16 06:26 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Yeah, some of us old fogies still have DVD drives. But more and more laptops, and especially more MACs, simply don't have them anymore. (It'd be nice if they upped the number of USB ports, but that's another issue.) So this makes way sense.

Peter, I wonder... what would be the future of BIAB in the Cloud? Could you store the RealTracks and the generating software in a central cloud server, and BIAB basically pings that with the chords and style to generate tracks? In a couple of years, you may never have to distribute a hard drive again....
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#380557 - 12/06/16 07:36 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I like the CLOUD idea ... might be something worth looking into.

+1, Tom!
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#380603 - 12/07/16 05:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
DEddy Offline
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I read on the web site that the USB flash drive will install on the computer, but I have my files on a USB drive.

Will I have a choice to install to the USB drive or does it only install on the computer <ie> drive C.

Thanks

DE
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#380639 - 12/07/16 08:23 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Do you ship it with a declared value on the package so I have to pay import Duties and Taxes in the UK?
I've been hit hard in the past buying the hard drive version and was going to opt for download only, but this looks like a better bet.

John

Edit: Just tried to place upgrade order and no option appeared for the USB flash drive. frown


Edited by Skyline (12/07/16 08:31 AM)
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#380721 - 12/07/16 01:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Import Duties and Taxes are waived in Germany, iff the declared value is less than 22 EUR.
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#380765 - 12/07/16 04:02 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
lambada Offline
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I just bought a nearly new Zoom Q8 video camera on EBay as they are cheaper in the US, although available in Hong Kong. No taxes or duties here, but this is a new one on me:

"We are writing to inform you that your GSP order is currently under review for potential prohibited items and may experience a delay of 3-5 business days."

Never would have expected that!



Edited by lambada (12/07/16 08:08 PM)
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Zoom UAC-2 (USB 3 interface - built in midi)
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#380956 - 12/08/16 09:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: NEW! Band-in-a-Box®... on a USB Flash Drive! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
David Godfrey Offline
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That is so cool - on my holiday wishlist - Want one!
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Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Windows Build 463 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 463) here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#463

Summary of changes for Version 2017 Build 463:
Added: In the PDF manual, clicking on the Bookmarks navigation pane, Table of Contents, or Index will jump to the corresponding page. (Note: To use the navigational elements, you need to open the PDF manual in Adobe Reader.)
Fixed: When associating file types with Band-in-a-Box, the user would get the success message "File types are now registered for songs..." when the process failed.
Fixed: When unassociating file types with Band-in-a-Box, the user would get the success message "File types are now NOT registered for songs..." when the process failed.
Fixed: If opening a Band-in-a-Box song from Windows explorer, and specifically choosing the "Open" command instead of "Play", playback would start anyway.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might ask to associate file in Windows Explorer even if they are already set.
Fixed: Right-clicking on a Band-in-a-Box song in explorer and selecting play would not open the song.
Fixed: Associating file types only works if the exe is named "bbw.exe".
Fixed: Various Conductor hot keys were not working.
Fixed: Some number-pad keys were not working in the song memo.
Fixed: Toggling Loop Section with the 1 key would not display a message.
Fixed: With factory settings, it appears as if "Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth" is selected in the MIDI driver setup dialog even though it is not. The user might click Cancel because it appears that the driver is already selected.
Fixed: When in the MIDI driver setup dialog, clicking on Audio Settings should connect/disconnect MIDI drivers. Eg. the user might be attempting to connect to ASIO4ALL, which often does not work with the Microsoft GS Wavetable MIDI driver.
Fixed: Some RealTracks Artist Bio's typos/omissions.

(note: This patch will update Band-in-a-Box® 2017 to Build 463 from any previous 2017 build.)

Video - Tony Lee Glenn's Final Version - Relic

We recently shared a video submitted by Band-in-a-Box user Tony Lee Glenn that was his detailed explanation for exporting audio from Band-in-a-Box for use in an Adobe Audition. Want to see the final product? Check out this video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=EUicsf2lyyc

Great Job Tony!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac New Features Video

Learn more about all the new Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac version with this video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=iT9tXELeayM

Read more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Special - Up to 50% Off for a Limited Time!

Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac with over 80 new features, 202 New RealTracks, and more!

To celebrate, we are slashing upgrade prices for a limited time! Until May 31, 2017 you can save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Upgrade!

View all the purchase options for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm.

A summary of our special upgrade prices:
Band-in-a-Box® Pro:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $59 (reg: $69)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $69 (reg: $79)
Special 2017 Program Update from 2016: $49
**Requires Version 2016. Includes version 2017 program updates only. (No other Add-ons or Bonus PAK) **available for a limited time!**

Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $89 (reg: $149)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $99 (reg: $159)

Band-in-a-Box® PlusPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $99 (reg: $129)
(The PlusPAK is designed to upgrade 2016 UltraPlusPAK & EverythingPAK users who are downloading their upgrade or do not want to purchase a new hard drive)

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPlusPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $149 (reg: $279)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $169 (reg: $299)

Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $169 (reg: $379)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $189 (reg: $399)

Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition:
Upgrade from 2016 Audiophile Edition: $199 **available for a limited time!**

Learn more about the new features available in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm.

Picture - RealTracks Artists Oliver Gannon and Neil Swainson Perform!

A member of our PG Team snapped this great photo of RealTracks Artists Oliver Gannon and Neil Swainson as they shared the stage with Tony Genge and Kelby MacNayr this past Sunday for a great show put on at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC!

Click here to take a peak!
[from L to R: Tony Genge (piano), Oliver Gannon (guitar), Neil Swainson (bass), and Kelby MacNayr (drums)]

Learn more about all of the RealTracks Artists when you visit www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php.

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Video - Everything You Need to Know in Under 6 Minutes*

Learn more about the new Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac version when you check out our latest video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=JO9RHH29uKU

In this video you'll see the new GUI, hear the new RealTracks & RealDrums features, 12-key Guitar RealTracks with Hi-Q Tab/Notation, UserTracks enhancements, Chord Sheet enhancements, and more!

A complete list of the new features added to Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac can be viewed at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

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