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#434073 - 10/18/17 01:22 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Video - Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Victoria, BC
Are you a Band-in-a-Box and Pro Tools user? Have you seen our video, Using Band-in-a-Box to Supercharge Pro Tools?

Watch it now to learn how the powerful combination of Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools can boost your music creativity:



If you've worked with these programs together, share your experience with us!
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#434141 - 10/19/17 01:51 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Video - Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools [Re: Callie - PG Music]
smallchamber Offline
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Registered: 08/24/12
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I work in a similar way in Cubase 9. The results are amazing although I prefer Superior Drummer for the drums. This gives more freedom with regards to sounds and groves, fills and breaks.
The only annoying thing (and that has been hidden in the video)is the waiting time for re-generation and render.
A real big step forward, at least for my way working, would be if BiaB could sync to Cubase (Master - Slave).

KR
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#434189 - 10/19/17 09:03 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Video - Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Islansoul Offline
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Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 605
Loc: St. Petersburg , FL
I combine Band-in-aBox with Pro Tools all the time. However, there are some flaws with the setup. First, the Real Tracks randomly generate riffs and octaves and there is no way to tell Band in a Box what position you want the chords and bass line to play, which is a big need with backing tracks. Second, in the video, you are using the Mac version and posting this in the Windows section of the form when you should be posting this in the Mac version. Third, you are using Pro Tools LE which is about four years outdated. Last, you need to update you version of Band in a Box in the video.
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#434192 - 10/19/17 09:08 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Video - Band-in-a-Box® and Pro Tools [Re: Islansoul]
Callie - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1176
Loc: Victoria, BC
I've moved this to the Mac forum - thank you for noticing that!
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PG Music News
User Blog - How to Make a Band-in-a-Box Backing Track (with Melody) Using a Lead Sheet

Joanne Cooper's latest blog post Create a Band-in-a-Box backing track with melody from a lead sheet is the perfect read for anyone looking to do just that!

She thoroughly explains the process - from selecting the song, finding the lead sheet, picking a style, and more! Even if you're well versed with the program, be sure to read this blog post - you'll want to bookmark it and share it with anyone you know who's new to the program!

Thank you Joanne for sharing!

https://www.joannecooper.co.za/blog/blog/create-a-band-in-a-box-backing-track-with-melody-from-a-lead-sheet

Vote for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - We've Been Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award!

We are still over the moon with being nominated as one of the Music Software products for the 2018 SOS Awards!

If you haven't had a chance to look over the nominees and place your vote, head to https://www.soundonsound.com/sos-awards - but hurry... the polls are only open until 23:59 PST on November 30th! (Winners will be annouced at the Winter NAMM show in January.)

The SOS Awards are held annually by Sound On Sound, these awards celebrate a number of products launched within the last year, including categories like Audio Interface, DAW, Guitar Technology, Music Software, and more - the winners are chosen by the readers, and people just like you! To learn more about the SOS awards, click here.

SOS voting rules are available here.

Sound On Sound Awards - a list of 2017 Winners.

The Beginners Forum - Great Tool for New Band-in-a-Box® Users!

If you're new to Band-in-a-Box®, and looking for a Forum just for you, check out the Beginner's Forum! This forum is the perfect place to post resources ideal for those starting with the program.

If you're not new to Band-in-a-Box®, that doesn't mean you can't join in the action! Pop over to the Beginners Forum to join in the discussion & share your knowledge too - we have a really supportive & helpful crew on the forums!

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=97&page=1

YouTube Find - COUNTRY ROADS John Denver Band-in-a-Box Backing Track Key G Major

Another great video has been posted by EricBlackmonGuitar, and he uses his Band-in-a-Box beautifully for creating the backing tracks - see for yourself!

YouTube Video - COUNTRY ROADS John Denver Band In A Box Backing Track Key G Major

My Favorite Things - Seemingly Unlimited Flexibility!

We receive user feedback many ways, including our Facebook page, by email or phone, using the Comments tab on our Band-in-a-Box® pages, the My Favorite Things Forum, and more!

Like the great feedback recently posted by Al-David:
"I write and play in quite a few different genres. The flexibility BIAB gives me makes transpositions, from one genre to another, so easy and quick. A number of times I've created a piece, intending it to be a Smooth Jazz or Smooth RnB song. But when I generated the song, it just didn't work in the intended genre.

With a simple click of the Style Picker ... BAM! The song ended up as a pretty decent Pop song. I only had to replace a couple of instruments from the new style and alter a couple of chords..."
(read the full thread here.)

Post your feedback to our Forum - My Favorite Things - we'd love to hear it!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award!

We're so excited that Band-in-a-Box® 2017 has been nominated as one of the Music Software products for the 2018 SOS Awards!

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to vote! If you haven't had a chance yet, you can vote here... (the polls are open until 23:59 PST on November 30th)

Winners will be announced at the Winter NAMM show in January, 2018.

What are the SOS awards? Held annually by Sound On Sound, these awards celebrate a number of products launched within the last year, including categories like Audio Interface, DAW, Guitar Technology, Music Software, and more - the winners are chosen by the readers, and people just like you! To learn more about the SOS awards, click here.

SOS voting rules are available here.

Happy National Saxophone Day!

Happy Birthday to Adolphe Sax, the creator of the Saxophone! Adolphe was born November 6, 1814 - 32 years later he pantended his saxophone creation!

Check our our Saxophonist programs for Windows:
The Jazz Saxophonist
The Rock Saxophonist

Plus, we have more than 180 Saxophone RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box by the following RealTracks Artists:
Eric Alexander
Eric Marienthal
Gary Smulyan
Jack Stafford
Jim Clark
Mark Douthit
P.J. Perry
Phil Woods
Tom Keenlyside

We have more than 30 different RealTracks Sets that include Saxophone RealTracks - for a complete list, click here.

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