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#389330 - 01/09/17 01:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!
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One of the many new features we're excited to share with the new 2017 version of Band-in-a-Box® is the redesigned GUI!

Click here to jump to the GUI enhancements explanation in our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows New Features Video.

We have redesigned the main screen with many requested improvements, including a new, smaller footprint, configurable toolbars, a tabbed interface, the progress bar, and more! The toolbar area is now 1/3 of the previous vertical height. All of the same buttons are available through the tabbed interface. Select a toolbar on the tabs and then the button you want to use. Re-order the buttons by drag and drop. Customize your own toolbar by adding any buttons in any order. Use the floating, movable, resizable mixer. There are three modes for the toolbar:

  • New, smaller, configurable toolbar with tabbed interface.
  • Old, taller toolbar, with fixed on-screen mixer (useful for people with hi-res screens).
  • DAW mode. This makes a small screen, always on top, useful for drag and drop of files to your favorite DAW.

There are even more additional features on the new GUI - Click here to read about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows.
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#389358 - 01/09/17 04:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I really like the new GUI. It is more like the GUIs of my other music software, i.e. modern looking and usable.

Keep up the great work.
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#389378 - 01/09/17 07:39 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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The new GUI is a direct result of user input requesting a more modern interface. After using the new interface for a time, I much prefer it.
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#389466 - 01/10/17 09:54 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I have yet to go back to the old GUI. There are a few things that still need work, but all in all, it's pretty cool.
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#389605 - 01/11/17 03:34 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Matt Finley]
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No argument from me regarding the new user interface. I wouldn't dream of doing such a thing!
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#389673 - 01/11/17 01:15 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I was not one of the people who hated the old GUI, it was quite functional.

However, I do like the new GUI even better. I especially like the fact that I can see many more measures of music in the matrix on the screen without scrolling.

Good job PG Music!

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#389823 - 01/12/17 08:22 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I was not one of the people who hated the old GUI, it was quite functional.


I agree, Bob. I didn't dislike the old GUI (and found it quite comfortable), but I do get how it can be daunting for new users.

I really like the new GUI and hope to see even additional improvements on it going forward (not complaining, but realize there is always room for improvement).
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Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Build 175 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac customers can install the latest patch update (Build 286) here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support_macintoshupdates.htm#2017_175

Summary of changes:
Added: The RealTracks Settings dialog now has a choice of low/medium/high for Elastique stretching quality, instead of just high quality on or off (high quality disabled meant medium).
Fixed: The "Select Hi-Q MIDI Patch Plugin" menu item should be available to the Melody, Soloist, and Thru tracks.
Fixed: Audio Unit plugins would be erased from the exclude list while booting up Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: Plugins on the Thru track should not be removed when loading a style or song.
Fixed: Sforzando and Amplitube should not be listed in the Plugins dialog unless they are installed.
Fixed: Keyboard input might stop working after using the Preferences dialog.
Fixed: Clicking on a mixer piano would send the event to the default synth, rather than the plugin on that track.
Fixed: Options > Return to Factory Settings... would cause various problems (eg. the chord sheet would be squished to the left)

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Here you can shuffle through all of the User Showcase songs that are shared on SoundCloud without ever leaving our website. Categories include: Recent, Featured, Country & Folk (1, 2), Jazz (1, 2), Rock & Pop (1, 2), and Song Requests.

Like what you hear? Each song playing includes a link to the original forum post, so you can leave a comment if you'd like! Found an artist you want to hear more from? There is also an option to visit the Artist SoundCloud page!

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YouTube Find - Morning Morning, Featuring Band-in-a-Box®!

YouTube user harddaysnite recently shared an original tune created using Band-in-a-Box®... and it sounds INCREDIBLE!

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Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - Special Upgrade Pricing Until May 31, 2017!

On April 20 we released Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac with over 80 new features, 202 New RealTracks, and more!

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