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#416859 - 06/07/17 01:46 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® for Windows - Automatic Program Updates
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Worried you're missing out on the newest patch updates for Band-in-a-Box®? Good news!! If you're using version 2015 or higher for Windows, the program will automatically check for a newer build*!

This feature can be turned on and off using the Help | Check for Updates command - within this window you can choose to have the program automatically check for updates every ## of days - you choose the number! (this option is also available within the Opt | Preferences screen)

We will also post an announcement on our Forum when a new patch is available. All of the Windows patches can be reviewed at

*internet connection required*
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#416863 - 06/07/17 02:34 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® for Windows - Automatic Program Updates [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Matt Finley Offline

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Posts: 15372
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
This is a great feature. If you are interested in the very latest, you should check the website. PG Music considers new releases to be beta versions and these will not be listed in the automatic update listing. You can still get them from the Support website.
BIAB 2017 Audiophile. Software includes SONAR Platinum, Adobe Audition, Ozone, & Encore on Windows 10 64-bit. Hardware includes custom i7, 16 Gb RAM; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20, TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch.


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We often post an announcement when a new patch update is available for Band-in-a-Box, however there's another way of finding out if there's a new patch available for your installation of Band-in-a-Box without ever leaving the program!

In Band-in-a-Box 2017, simply choose the option to "Check for Updates" within the Band-in-a-Box menu - not only will the program list any new updates that are available, you also have the option to download and install the patch without even leaving the program!

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Have your own program tips & tricks to share? Join the conversation today when you register on our forum!

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Check it out: Video: Band-in-a-Box® Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start

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Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 466) here:

Fixed: Rendering to MP3 might fail with error "cannot get stream size".
Fixed: Rendering to MP3 will cause Band-in-a-Box to crash if choosing "MPEG Layer-3" as the codec.
Fixed: The style name and description would not be displayed immediately after bootup.
Fixed: The total choruses button should show the current chorus during playback.
Fixed: There were various errors (eg notes not transposed) in the Chord Builder popup menus.
Fixed: When demoing RealDrums in the RealDrums Picker dialog, the demo would not start at the beginning.
Fixed: When exporting a MIDI file, RealTracks would generate even if "Save RealCharts in MIDI files" was disabled.
Fixed: When using the * wildcard for chord type in the Search-Replace Chords dialog, all of the resulting chords would have their type changed to 6.

(Note: This is a cumulative update patch, which works from any 2017 build.)

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Like this recent post by Icelander: Always enter your melody in as midi - check it out!

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