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#398921 - 03/05/17 10:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: dani48]
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958

Glad you liked Jimmy's version, Bro'


#398948 - 03/05/17 02:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
Sergio Guarneri Offline

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1500
Loc: Cremona-Italy

Excellent version. Very pleasant listening.


#399122 - 03/06/17 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958

Very glad you liked it. Thank you.


#399166 - 03/06/17 11:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
VideoTrack Offline

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 7904
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Dean, fantastic!

Wow, just how smooth is this!!!

Way up there with your usual perfection.

Great to have you back on board. Don't go away for so long next time, eh?


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#399324 - 03/07/17 04:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: VideoTrack]
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958

So great to meet up with ye again, man. Always quick with the most generous and kind spirited remarks. Thank you.

True, I have been away, but not exactly by choice. Following the lose of my guitar playing hand to nerve damage, complicated surgery seemed to have failed after the trial observation period. Then 6 more months went by and out of the blue, the unexpected began to happen. My fingers had been frozen in position, with the left pinky sticking out like a bolted-on flag pole. Just as sudden as the collapse of the hand, one day I began moving the pinky toward and away from the rest of the hand. Then the rest of the fingers began spreading out. I can't play the guitar like I used to, but no one can say that I can't play at all.

Expecting the worst, a lot of my time away was spent beefing up my right hand keyboard chops. I banged into a bunch of pros on SoundCloud who began asking me for arrangements and one thing led to another. Now I'm really over committed to these guys. Thia planet wasn't designed right. It really needs a 38 hour day.

Trevor, take care of yourself and I hope to be back soon.


#399400 - 03/08/17 06:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
Pat Marr Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7482
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
wow! Dean, you never disappoint! Everything you touch turns to gold.. (you should change your forum name to MIDAS)

wonderful arrangement.. I can't even wrap my brain around what you've done here (but that's my usual reaction to your showcase posts)

You should be famous.

#399451 - 03/08/17 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
44kfl Offline

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1402
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Love the arrangement, smooth as silk
super mix, great vocals, it's all here


#399656 - 03/09/17 04:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3796
Loc: Davis, CA
This one really SENDS ME!!! Beautifully arranged and mixed. Some wonderful players and a vocalist who knows how. Welcome back Dean! I've missed you!! Sam Cooke is slow dancing in his grave! Take care. Greg

#399659 - 03/09/17 04:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
lambada Offline

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 1093
Loc: Hong Kong
Tremendous performance, recording, arrangement. One can only stand in awe.
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#399769 - 03/10/17 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 13426
Great arrangement and performances. Thanks for posting.
Have Fun!
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#399778 - 03/10/17 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4231
Loc: South Carolina
Excellent production of an already great song. Everything is top notch.

Enjoyed, enjoyed, enjoyed...

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#399837 - 03/10/17 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: aleck rand]
Torrey Bliss Online   content

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1234
Loc: Missouri
This sounds amazing! Put a smile on my face. You should be proud of your work!! Thanks, Torrey

#399848 - 03/10/17 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: Pat Marr]
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958

Man, it's great to run into you again. This is the kind of flattery that always leaves me speechless. But, as always, you always throw in something that provokes a response. This time it concerns fame. Brother, if I saw fame coming at me, I'd turn around and run the other way and wonder what went wrong.

I'd have something in common with Justin Bieber, which would be unacceptable. I'd lose my privacy. My phone is ringing off the hook all day long as it is, with robo-calls, telemarketers, crackpots, and all kinds of appeals for money. Just based on my phone activity, I already am famous!!

No, I'll stick with a small circle of people I respect for their qualities. I'm thankful to have yours, and you can be sure you have mine.


#399849 - 03/10/17 03:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: 44kfl]
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958

I'm really glad to get your positive reaction. Thank you.


#399851 - 03/10/17 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Send Me [Re: Greg Johnson]
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958

Such kindness in your words. I've missed you too, my friend. I started what I thought was a casual involvement in SoundCloud, which eventually got out of control. I buried myself in promises - "yeah, sure I can do this tune for ya ...", "You want arrangement for that, hey, no problem ..." - which then turned into commitments. I really never recovered and now I'm always trying to catch up.

I can't believe I lucked out in this way. I never work so hard as during my professional life. I'm looking down on Cloud 9. And, thank you for your generous remarks on You Send Me.


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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder!

It's the first day of spring today, which means it's time to start spring cleaning!

We cleaned up the BB folder with our release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018. Over the years, this folder has been growing - there were up to 10,000 files in there! We've fixed this and put the files into various folders. This is done with a cleanup routine. The cleanup normally happens automatically during installation, but you can run it manually by selecting the main menu Help | Utilities | Run Cleanup routine.

The cleanup routine does the following:
-Moves Styles files (.STY/.STX) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Styles.
-Moves Soloists files (.ST2/.XT2) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Soloists.
-Moves various Demo folders to C:\Demos.
-Moves various songs and lessons folders to C:\bb\Songs and Lessons.
-Moves various files essential for running Band-in-a-Box to C:\bb\Data and C:\bb\Data\Lib.
-Moves various preferences files to C:\bb\Preferences.
-Moves tutorial demo songs, program manuals (.pdf), and the help file (.chm) to C:\bb\Documentation.

Oliver Gannon Interview - Appointed to the Order of Canada!

Oliver Gannon (Peter Gannon's brother), was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition for "his achievements as a musician" on December 29, 2017!

Oliver recently sat for an interview with CBC's Hot Air host Margaret Gallagher - read a summary and listen to the interview at

'I don't know ... why they chose me. But I'm very glad and I'm not giving it back'
-Oliver Gannon

To be clear, and avoid any confusion, there are two brothers: Peter Gannon is the "Band-in-a-Box" PG Music guy, and Oliver Gannon is the jazz guitarist who just won the Order of Canada.

#Monday Motivation - Free Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Want to snag yourself a free Band-in-a-Box® hard drive? Tell everyone how much you love Band-in-a-Box® with your very own Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial video!

Submit your video, and when we use it on our website (and YouTube page) we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Learn more about how to submit your video testimonial here.

Take a look at the video testimonials we've already received at

User Tip - Custom Drum Shots

Have you ever wanted more control of the RealDrums generated within Band-in-a-Box? (example: with the same consecutive shot/hold/push)

Forum user Pipeline shared their steps in an incredibly detailed forum post to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out: Custom Drum Shots.

#FunFactFriday - Team PG!

Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, choose Help | About Band-in-a-Box, and you'll see more than just information on the program - you'll also see a complete list of Team PG - we're currently at 35 team members!

#TBT - Automatic Soloing in Band-in-a-Box® 7!

Band-in-a-Box® 7 included some great new features - like Automatic Soloing! This introduced program users to the powerful Soloist capabilities of Band-in-a-Box®, which also includes the Soloist Maker.

Automatic Soloing!
Pick any song or chords in any style, and choose a "soloist." Band-in-a-Box® then creates and plays a professional quality solo in the style of your choice. Previous versions of Band-in-a-Box created great accompaniment. Now you can hear sensational solos as well - showing you exactly what notes are played. Choose from "soloists" in the style similar to great Jazz musicians such as Django Reinhardt, John Coltrane, or Country/Pop soloists and others, or create your own soloists using the "Soloist Maker."

Soloist Maker
This module allows you to define your own soloists. For example, let's say you want to create a soloist in a style similar to the style of "John Coltrane" - the great Jazz saxophonist. The Soloist Maker allows you to define the parameters essential to Coltrane's playing, such as instrument range (i.e. tenor saxophone), extra legato playing, playing more on top of the beat than typical Jazz musicians, and playing straighter 8th notes than usual Swing 8th notes. Also, you can set phrasing options, such as how long the phrase should be and how much "space" to leave between phrases. You can also set how "outside" the playing should be. In the case of a John Coltrane style - you set that to the maximum! Then "turn him loose" and hear the soloist play over any song!

Review all of the features added with Band-in-a-Box® 7:

#TechTipTuesday - Opening MIDI Tracks in PowerTracks Pro Audio

Open your MIDI file in PowerTracks Pro Audio (or RealBand), and you'll see the instruments separated onto their own track - an excellent way to hear all the instruments individually for that song, and a great way to learn!

There's no trick to it either - just use the File | Open dialog, locate the MIDI file, and click [Open].

Note: Type 0 MIDI files have all channels on one track, and should ask whether you want to separate them. If you accidentally chooses no, hit Edit - MIDI - Extract Channels to Tracks. Typically, Type 1 MIDI files have the instruments automatically separated.

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