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#408531 - 04/20/17 12:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here!
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here with over 80 NEW features and enhancements, 202 NEW RealTracks, 34 MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, 24 available "Bonus" RealTracks (until May 31st), and more!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac has over 80 exciting new features and enhancements! The main screen GUI has been redesigned with many requested improvements, including a new, smaller footprint, configurable toolbars, and more. RealTracks sound better than ever with improved stretching and transposition quality (Elastique 3), better phrase transitions, and Natural Arrangements. We have added new "Woodshedding" RealTracks called 12-Key Guitar RealTracks from Brent Mason played in 12 keys with Hi-Q (precise) Tab/Notation which is ideal for studying and learning. There are many RealDrums enhancements including Half/Double/Triple time, Multiple Drum/Percussion/Loops on one drum track, and more. There is a dedicated Song Titles Browser with metadata info on over 8,000 popular songs. UserTracks enhancements include Half/Double/Triple time, rests, 3/4 waltz support, and more. We've added a new VST Synthesizer (sforzando SFZ Synth) with support for the popular .SFZ sound format, as well as PG Music’s Hi-Q sounds... ...and more!

Plus, Until May 31st, 2017, SAVE on most upgrade packages and receive a Free Bonus PAK of Add-ons that includes 4 MIDI SuperTracks & 4 Instrumental Studies! Or upgrade to the 49-PAK and get ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, 18 Instrumental Studies, and 59 re-discovered RealStyles & MIDI SuperTracks! Learn More...

To find the Upgrade package right for you, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm


Watch the new 6 minute features video...


Edited by Callie - PG Music (04/25/17 07:09 AM)
Edit Reason: Updated video link for 6 minute video
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#408698 - 04/21/17 12:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Islansoul Offline
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Can I get the 49pak in the audiophile edition?
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#408700 - 04/21/17 01:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Yes! When you are ordering your Audiophile Edition, just make sure to add the 49-PAK to your order (the shopping cart will prompt this) and your Audiophile will ship with the uncompressed files for the 49-PAK RealTracks!

(Note: the uncompressed 49-PAK option is only available at the time the Audiophile is purchased. If a customer wants to add the uncompressed 49-PAK to a 2017 Audiophile after it's been sent/received, they will need to contact our customer service team to arrange an exchange.)
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#409264 - 04/25/17 10:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Paul5985 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/17
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Has the Style Maker received an update to make it at least equivalent to the Win version? I'd really like to be able to do more with the styles I have. Realtracks sound nice but I work with MIDI. The more I can do with styles and variations of styles the more usable BIAB is to me.

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#409989 - 04/29/17 07:16 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
RobCrowdy Offline
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Registered: 02/26/14
Posts: 1
Hi-

I'm sure this has been asked a million times before but I can't find it in the FAQs.
I have BIAB 2016 UltraPak as a hard drive; I have just purchased BIAB 2017 UltraPak also on a hard drive.
How do I install my new version? I know that some files are on the computer hard drive and some are on the BIAB drive but I can't work out which ones.
I hope this isn't a silly question.
Thanks-

Rob.

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#410187 - 05/01/17 08:57 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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It's NOT a silly question!

Since you have the 2016 UltraPlusPAK installed (including RealTracks Sets up to #253), you would only need to install the new RealTracks Sets 254-277. Of course, you will also want to install the Band-in-a-Box program too!

We have a pretty detailed FAQ that explains the different choices for installing and using your Band-in-a-Box hard drive that I recommend reading through: http://www.pgmusic.com/techfaq44.htm#47

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Callie

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#TipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® for Mac: Use Keystroke "Hot Key" Commands!

Hot Keys are a great way to speed up using a lot of different programs... and that includes Band-in-a-Box®!

Band-in-a-Box has keystroke "hot keys" to mute instruments or to adjust volume, panning, reverb, chorus, or bank of instrument without using the mouse, etc... in fact - there are over 100 Hot Key commands for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac!

To view them all, click here.

Band-in-a-Box® - Save as a Video!

A feature added with our Band-in-a-Box® 2015 release was the option to Save as Video. This feature is easy to use! When you're ready to save your song within Band-in-a-Box®, choose "Save as Video..." and adjut the settings if you'd like, then choose [OK - Render Video]. Once it's rendered, you can select the [Upload to YouTube], or take a look at your video first when you choose [Show Video File]. You can also choose to open this video file up in a different video program - it's your video file!

What does the video show? The chordsheet within Band-in-a-Box® just as you'd see it when the song is playing - don't worry though, the rendering of the song to video is MUCH FASTER than the duration of the song!

To see this in action, visit THIS LINK for our Support video.

Have you made a video of your song using this feature? Share it to our Forum!

User Tutorial - Band-in-a-Box® and Walking Bass Lines

Forum user edshaw has created some tutorials for Band-in-a-Box® and Walking Bass Lines that he has shared to our Tips and Tricks forum!

The tutorial has been split into three parts:
Part One - Using Band-in-a-Box®
Part Two - Walking Bass Line
Part Three - Demonstration

Thank you edshaw!

If you've created your own tutorials that you'd like to share, feel free to post them to our Tips and Tricks Forum! You can also send an email to marketing@pgmusic.com and we will post and share them here and on Twitter & Facebook!

Band-in-a-Box® Polish Tutorial - Sound Station

Our new Polish Distributor, Sound Station, is thrilled to be adding Band-in-a-Box® to their product line, and look forward to working with the program! They've just started with us, and have already created this Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Polish Tutorial: Video: Band in a Box 2017 TUTORIAL PL

My Favorite Things - User Feedback

Head to our My Favorite Things Forum to read what other program users love about Band-in-a-Box - or share your own list of favorite features!

Other program users have shared their favorite things about Band-in-a-Box already... like the Jukebox feature, how Band-in-a-Box improves live playing, the interactive PDF program manual, the convenience of the pre-installed hard drive, and more!

YouTube Find - Applying Jazz Guitar to the Blues

Jim Bryer uses Band-in-a-Box backing tracks within his YouTube videos, and we think he sounds GREAT!

Like this one: Video - Applying Jazz Guitar to the Blues.

Macworld Review - Hands on with Band-in-a-Box 2017

Keith White has just shared his Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Mac review with us: Hands on with Band-in-a-Box 2017

While working with the new Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Mac version, Keith spent some time using the enhanced Song Titles browser feature within the StylePicker - make sure you check out his song links to hear his results!

I have used Band-in-a-Box for over 20 years professionally and have found it one of the most professional and useful programs in my arsenal. The 2017 version takes a great program to new heights.

Pros: vastly improved user control of interface; fabulous range of new sounds from all over the world: useful improvements to Song Titles Browser and Style Picker.

Cons: (as usual) can you have too much of a good thing?
-Keith White, Macworld Australia

Review - Hands on with Band-in-a-Box 2017

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