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#392328 - 01/25/17 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1040
thank you very much for the award I love my biab I wished the best to you peter what a great contribution you have made in the music world for many of us. great products, and biab creates, teaches, performs I could go one here very grateful  and to all pg music staff thanks eric 

#392340 - 01/25/17 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
44kfl Offline

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1365
Loc: Middletown, PA.
I'm stunned, what a great and generous company.

Thank you Peter, I appreciate this so much.

Band In A Box is my go to for my passion of songwriting.



#392343 - 01/25/17 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 3975
Loc: South Carolina
My gracious, I just found I am on the list. Congratulations to all the winners. BIAB continues to rock. Amazing generosity from a company that gives so much to the world of music.

Thank you to Dr. Gannon and the entire staff.

BiaB Ultra Pak 2018:BIAB Build 505, RB 2018 Build 3; Windows 7 64 bit AMD Athlon IIX2 215 Dual-core processor; 500GB hard drive; 4GB DDR3 Memory.

#392353 - 01/25/17 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
David Snyder Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 2884
Loc: North Carolina
Hey Peter and everybody else at my favorite company PG Music! Thanks so much! What a great year this has been for musical fun.

Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone on the forum--all of whom have posted fantastic contributions this year.

Here's to the greatest, most awesome and most inspiring musical community on the world wide musical web!!!!!!!

Let's tear it up in 2017!!!!

David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers

#392357 - 01/25/17 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Will Rockwell Offline

Registered: 02/05/15
Posts: 264
Thank you so much, I will incorporate the new styles and instruments into my work. You are making me a better songwriter

#392376 - 01/25/17 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 4936
Thank you Dr. Gannon and your wonderful and always helpful staff. We are honored to be associated with such a great company AND to be in the company of these talented award winners.

We wish you all a fun and prosperous 2017!!

Janice and Bud

Never grow's a trap.
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#392377 - 01/25/17 04:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
cubanpete Offline

Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1146
Loc: Florida, USA
Thanking Pete and the PGMusic for the award. Echoing what everybody say in this forum about this company. Believe me, no other software company offers the level of service and support like PGMusic.
Congratulations to all very well deserved recipients..

Mike B.
Music should be part of your life

#392444 - 01/26/17 04:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
animarorecords Online   content

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 785
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Doctor Peter Gannon and all of your staff at PG Music,

PG Music is the absolute GREATEST!
Thank you to all so much.
BIAB is an unique and amazing product which I have been using for about 20 years.
I'm very happy and honoured to have been included in this year's awards following last year.
And… Congratulations to all the other winners.

I wish you all a fun and prosperous 2017!

Shigeki Adachi

#392461 - 01/26/17 05:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5326
Loc: Florida
Dr. Gannon and the entire PGMusic staff...



It is near unfathomable that a company would do this. Takes my breath away. The "magic" that is Band-In-A-Box is gift enough. The functionality that it provides is nearly incomprehensible - allowing people at ALL levels to bring a high level of professionalism to their music, no matter how simple or how complex. It is astounding. The fact that you present these awards is only more so. Astounding.

Thank You!!!

Congratulations to all the recipients.

125+ BIAB Songs

#392471 - 01/26/17 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2462
Loc: Florida
Dr. Gannon and everyone at PGMusic,

This amazing software which has progressed over the years from a backing band to a virtual composing collaborator can only be upstaged by the generous gesture of these awards. The forum has become a great venue in which to showcase our work along with being a valuable educational tool. I have a pretty active imagination but in my widest dreams I never would have guessed that the software would have developed to this point and I can't wait to see what is in store for the future. Congratulations to all my forum friends who received this amazing award and also to all the people who participated in this wonderful community. Thanks so much, Tom

#392476 - 01/26/17 06:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 495
Loc: Finland
Thanks Peter and PGMusic, I'm really grateful for the honor of receiving the award smile Band-in-a-box has truly changed my life and it is changing it even more every day.


#392494 - 01/26/17 07:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
JoanneCooper Offline

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2070
Loc: South Africa
Peter Gannon and all the terrific PG Music staff.

I cannot thank you enough for the amazing gift that your software has brought to my life over the last three years. Many have said it before but I have to repeat that this software has quite literally changed my life.

Your generosity continues to amaze and delight me.

Thank you so much and all the best for 2017.

Yours in music

#392500 - 01/26/17 08:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
HearToLearn Offline

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 1210
Loc: -
That's a lot of prizes and appreciation! Gotta love PG Music. Congrats to all of the winners. It is WELL deserved!
There are 3 kinds of drummers. Those who can count, and those who can't.

#392503 - 01/26/17 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: JoanneCooper]
Don Gaynor Offline

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 7587
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Peter and staff,

Thank you again for keeping my music alive and flowing since being sidelined by a debilitating CVA. Your generosity is unsurpassed anywhere.

Your responsiveness to your users' input is excellent. We all appreciate being a small part of the growth and success of BIAB.

Your staff is exemplary, making questions and problems a wonderful experience in how Customer Service should be done.


#392531 - 01/26/17 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2016 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 3958
Thank you so much! Your fabulous creative software has brought me such joy, fun, freedom and inspiration from day one - and it just gets better and better. This means a lot to me. I am so grateful. What a stellar company!

God bless you and all the PG team!
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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial Video

Our latest video includes a Quick Start tutorial on the installation, locations, and use of the Band-in-a-Box® Xtra Styles PAKs in Version 2018 for Windows. Video: Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial

We have put all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49)

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

Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication:

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":

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows boasts more than 50 new features... and a lot of the new features fill the requests posted by program users!

Some of these include:

Q. I am learning guitar. The RealTracks are very helpful in that I can hear great guitar players, and most of the tracks have tab and notation as well. But there is much more to guitar, could you include some videos of some of the RealTracks Artists? Because I would learn much more from seeing a guitarist than just hearing them.

A. We have a major new feature called "Video RealTracks." These work and sound like RealTracks, but you get to see a video of the Guitarist (or whatever instrument) playing as well. The amazing thing is that this works with any chord progression you type in. So, if you want to learn to play like the great guitarist Brent Mason, for example, you can type in chords to any progression you are interested in, and then hear and see a video of Brent soloing over your progression. Now you can learn much quicker, as it helps to see how a musician is performing, as well as to hear.

Q. I love the Audio Chord Wizard, as it figures out chords from mp3 and other audio files. But it is a separate program from Band-in-a-Box, and I can’t go back and forth to change things easily.

A. We've solved that, as BiaB 2018 has integrated the Audio Chord Wizard directly into Band-in-a-Box. Now load an audio file into BiaB, open the Audio Edit Window – Audio Chord Wizard mode, and let it automatically figure out the bar lines and chords for the song.

Q. I like to save songs as MP3 files, and can't do this with BiaB, except a very low quality one, 64kbps.

A. We've improved this, by adding support for Windows Media Foundation. This allows you to save MP3 in your choice of resolutions, up to very high 320mpbs. Better still, it works on current versions of Windows (Windows 7,8,10) and also on older versions too (Vista, XP).

We've answered 49 questions - review all of these answers on our forum post "49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box 2018" here.

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows can be reviewed at

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 3 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can update their version with the latest patch, Build 3. Download this patch here

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 3:

Added: Section Numbers supported. All section letter menus now include numbers 1 through 9 in addition to letters A through Z.
Fixed: Section letters in Notation Window were not being resized if the notation was zoomed in/out
Fixed: RealBand might freeze when generating audio harmonies
Fixed: Loading in a BB song (MGU/SGU) or generating realtracks could freeze up the program.
Fixed: Chords in Notation/LeadSheet on 1st beat of a bar were being drawn too close to bar lines.
Fixed: Support for XP and Vista.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 505 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can update their version with the latest patch - Build 505.

This patch can be downloaded here.

Summary of changes for Build 505:

Added: You can now put Section Numbers in your song. Previously you could only use letters A-Z, but now you can use 1-9 as well.
Added:You can now filter styles in the StylePicker for styles that contain Video RealTracks.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error "Procedure entry point MFTEnumEx could not be found in the Dynamic Link Library Mfplat.DLL" while starting up if using Windows Vista.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error message "dwmapi.dll cannot be found" while starting up if using Windows XP.
Fixed: The Transcribe feature in the Audio Edit window was not always working.
Fixed: The Windows Audio Devices dialog might show garbage text for names of devices if not running Band-in-a-Box in English.
Fixed: There was no Quality selector in the Render to Audio File dialog if rendering MP3 on Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: There were visual artifacts in the leadsheet & notation windows when moving the cursor.
Fixed: Using the Transpose or stretching features in the Audio Edit window might cause an access violation if the audio track is mono.
Improved: Band-in-a-Box will start up faster.
Improved: Importing ABC Notation files has been improved.
Updated: Help file and manuals.
Updated: RealTracks Artist bio's.

New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows... Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.
TIP: If you load one of the video RealTracks bands, you will have video RealTracks on 5 tracks, and you can make a video of 1-5 musicians!

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows packages during our December special.
Video RealTracks Set 2: Country TrainBeat Band is included in the 2018 49-PAK, along with 40 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 MIDI SuperTracks, 101 Instrumental Studies, and Artist Performance Set 8: Traditional Songs Sung by Béatrix Méthé.

SPECIAL OFFER: During our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Holiday Special, purchase our "Video RealTracks Set 3-6 Special Bundle Offer" to complete your purchase with the remaining Video RealTracks Sets for the low price of just $49!

Learn more about the new Video RealTracks and see them in action: Video link - "Video RealTracks Sets 1-6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows"

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