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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]
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That is so cool - on my holiday wishlist - Want one!
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The three modes are:
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