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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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#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 2018 for Windows is a HIT!

Since the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, we've received some great feedback!

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Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks Tutorial Video

Here's a video showing you the different ways you can use the Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks, new with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

Video link - Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, now with Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks!

Plus, here are two audio demos, the full versions of two of the songs that appear in this video:

http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos2/_LAZYDAY_full_demo.m4a
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Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Build 506 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest Build 506 at http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#506

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 205:
Added: "Export Song as Audio File..." menu item has been added to the Audio menu.
Added: BB2018 tutorials folder.
Added: New styles (STY files) for many of the new RealTracks in Sets 278-300 and MIDI SuperTracks sets 25-27.
Added: StylePicker User Categories updated for Xtra Styles PAK 4.
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Fixed: Band-in-a-Box will not open using the proper window size if the Mixer window was open while exiting.
Fixed: Deleting a region of chords would cause "Undo Delete Bars" to appear in the Edit menu, but do nothing unless chosen twice.
Fixed: Error "Input and output sample rates must match" might show when the devices do have matching sample rates.
Fixed: Flash messages were not being added to the flash message log.
Fixed: If Band-in-a-Box was in DAW Plugin mode while exiting, the window size was not restored the next time opening the program.
Fixed: Rendering .m4a or video files might fail and request that the user install QuickTime if using Windows 7. QuickTime should only be necessary for Windows Vista or XP.
Fixed: Some of the Oohs and Aahs (Vocal) RealTracks were not working correctly, and they have been greatly improved.
Fixed: Sometimes when deleting a note in the notation window, you will be asked "OK to delete chord".
Fixed: The "Show Flash Tips" setting did not have any effect when disabled.
Fixed: WashboardBluegrass drums.
Fixed: When exiting DAW Plugin mode, the window would not return to its previous size (it would become maximized).

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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial Video

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User Blog - How To Record a Cover Song Using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand

Joanne Cooper's final blog post for 2017, How to record a cover song using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand is a must-read!

Joanne summarizes the steps she took to produce her cover of "Old Lang Syne" - her final result was posted to the User Showcase Forum: Listen to Auld Lang Syne

https://www.joannecooper.co.za/blog/blog/how-to-record-a-cover-song-using-band-in-a-box-and-realband

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Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=IYMMZVvQdCw

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me": http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433190

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