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#393338 - 01/30/17 02:27 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] New Chord Theory Feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!
Callie - PG Music Offline
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One of the newest features added in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 is the "Chord Theory" section.

Learn more about this feature when you jump to the explanation in our New Features Video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=o60HpFwFsOM&t=1133

The Chord Theory section is a fun, interactive way to enter & explore chord progressions, and learn music chord theory at the same time! It displays & suggests chords that are most popular in the current key. The top row is diatonic chords. Other rows add additional chords that are part of the key, such as Dominant 7th approach, Slash Chords, Parallel Minor, Diminished, and more. This allows you to quickly enter chords by clicking on the most common chords in the key. For example, if you stick to the top row (diatonic), the chord progression will be a typical song progression. Choosing from additional row will add variation and color to the progression.

Have you tried this new feature out? Let us know what you think!
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#393352 - 01/30/17 03:12 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: New Chord Theory Feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Great feature, indeed, but IMHO it could be even better if PGMusic added the possibility to audition the chord before inserting it into the chord chart: intact if you click on the chord name in the rows, you can hear how it sounds, but then the program inserts immediately the chord into the chart.

So i would like the possibility to click on the chord only to hear how it sounds (a "play chord" button), without inserting it automatically on the chart (it could be done, in fact, maybe clicking on a separate button next to the "play chord" button, for example).

Only my two cents...

Cheers

Antonio
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#393473 - 01/31/17 07:30 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: New Chord Theory Feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Antonio:

You may want to add your comment to the BIAB Wishlist if you haven't already.

Good luck!
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#393500 - 01/31/17 09:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: New Chord Theory Feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Mike. R. Offline
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On the video, the sound is played when the chord is selected (from the progression buttons).

I can't get that to work and cannot find if there is a setting to make that happen.

Can anyone help ?

Cheers.
Mike.
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#393509 - 01/31/17 09:53 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: New Chord Theory Feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! [Re: Mike. R.]
rkl122 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike. R.
On the video, the sound is played when the chord is selected (from the progression buttons).

I can't get that to work and cannot find if there is a setting to make that happen.

Can anyone help ?

Cheers.
Mike.
Same here, unless I either 1) switch from ASIO to MME or 2)send midi to the hardware synth on my internal sound card. I think the issue is related to (or same as) the inability to trigger a softsynth when ASIO is used and transport is stopped. PG support tells me they're working on it.

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PG Music News
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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