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#436322 - 11/02/17 01:49 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT
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PG Music was founded way back in 1988 - so it's no huge surprise that we still have this 3.5" floppy disk for Band-in-a-Box 1.0 for Windows!

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#436324 - 11/02/17 02:13 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Very cool! So that would have been for Windows 2.0 or 2.1, as Windows 3 wasn't released until 1990.

That was the first version of Windows I worked with. I was working at the US Federal Aviation Administration at the time and implementing a new desktop environment for about 500 users there that was based on Windows 2.
I was so happy when we went to Windows 3 and ultimately Windows for Workgroups 3.11. Networking in Windows 2 was a real PITA.

I also got to implement Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0. We've really come a long way since then.

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#436333 - 11/02/17 02:56 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I wish I had kept my discs. I started with BIAB in 1995. I remember having a rough time back then with my Sony laptop. I was brand new to computers at that time.
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#436356 - 11/02/17 05:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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But I found this 5 and a quarter inch from 1987.

I think we need to talk guys.


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#436365 - 11/02/17 07:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Get a usb floppy disk drive and DOSBox then try it out.

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#436399 - 11/03/17 05:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I remember the floppies, DOS versions, the first Windows version, Atari versions and Motorola CPU Mac versions.

I wish I still had the disks, for nostalgic reasons.

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#436446 - 11/03/17 01:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I want to hear what BIAB 1.0 sounds like and compare to today's.
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#436448 - 11/03/17 02:05 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Islansoul]
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Originally Posted By: Islansoul
I want to hear what BIAB 1.0 sounds like and compare to today's.
No you don't. There is really no comparison. I started using BIAB just a few years later and it's only MIDI, with the chintzy MIDI sounds of its day. Quite awful by today's standards.
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#436466 - 11/03/17 03:58 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: jford]
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I go back to 1992. Wish I still had the Atari, I would be tempted to fire it up. But I do remember the sounds and quality. It's come a long, long way.


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#436476 - 11/03/17 04:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Matt Finley]
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concur (unless one likes gritting one's teeth)

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#436485 - 11/03/17 05:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
Originally Posted By: Islansoul
I want to hear what BIAB 1.0 sounds like and compare to today's.
No you don't.
ROFL!! grin

But actually, you can get an idea of what the typical 90's BBox sounded like, from an earlier 'News' post - check this out:

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433186
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#436514 - 11/04/17 05:15 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Play the "built in" styles without an ending and that's pretty much what it sounded like.

And BiaB has no sound at all, it depends on the synth module, synth, or software synth you are using. BiaB tells the synth what to play.

Back in the early 1990s, sound modules weren't as sophisticated as they are now, digital advances make them sound much better now. But some of the sounds back then were decent, and in it's day it was the most advanced thing going.

Fortunately PG Music did not rest on it's laurels and have continued to innovate and improve on the original design.

Insights and incites by Notes
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#436543 - 11/04/17 09:15 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Icelander]
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

This is the funniest thing I have ever seen!!

I am laughing so hard I can't breathe!!

"Yeah, sales people are beautiful that way...anyway, Peter is making a fortune doing house calls but he plays in a band on weekends and he married my sister......and he made this thing called Band in a Box."

ROFLMAO!!


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#436548 - 11/04/17 09:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Don't tell me it's after midnight at your end now too, eh? grin
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#436566 - 11/04/17 11:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Icelander]
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Dude,

I am totally showing this to all of my friends. This is better than anything I have seen on Saturday Night Live.

When he got to the part about complex numbers and "my tie really isn't a pair of suspenders" I almost choked, I was laughing so hard.
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#436568 - 11/04/17 11:51 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Told ya it was f...... hilarious! wink


Edited by Icelander (11/04/17 05:16 PM)
Edit Reason: Correcting mistakes
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#436588 - 11/04/17 02:41 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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My other sister Kathy?

He has two sisters named Kathy?

Like my other brother Darrell???

Huh???

smile
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#436606 - 11/04/17 05:18 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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It's just beyond bloody brilliant, innit, like a gift that just keeps on giving grin
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#436628 - 11/04/17 07:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I vote that this post, or at least the video, gets pinned forever more.
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#436841 - 11/06/17 02:20 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

But I found this 5 and a quarter inch from 1987.

I think we need to talk guys.


Been a long time since I saw a 5 1/4 inch disk. In the very early 80's there were two micro operating systems that were vying for the market. They were cpm86 and dos. cpm86 was a much better operating system faster than dos using the Motorola chip that I am pretty sure apple picked up on.
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PG Music News
Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: https://www.relay.fm/mpu/432 - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

Polish New Features Video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Our Polish Distributor, Sound Station, has finished their Band-in-a-Box 2018 New Features summary video (in Polish!) - click here to watch.

We hope all our Polish Band-in-a-Box users find this video helpful - thank you Sound Station!

YouTube Find - Love it (with Band-in-a-Box 2018)

YouTube channel EmtpyHallToones uploaded a video of their guitar performance using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks!

Click here to watch.

Get to Know the 202 NEW RealTracks Released with Band-in-a-Box® 2018!

We released 202 NEW RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box® 2018! Learn more about these new RealTracks when you watch our video, Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - 202 NEW RealTracks.

These new RealTracks (in Sets 278-300) are included in every Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade - the Mac packages are on sale until June 30th!

Learn even more about the new RealTracks and listen to demos here.

Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks Tutorial Video for Mac

With Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac®, we've introduced Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks. This video shows you the different ways you can use these versatile new RealTracks.

Video link: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=zkO-AtAPv4g

You can also listen to demos of RealTracks Set 278: Shiny Vocal Oohs & Aahs here.

This RealTracks Set is available for just $29, and is also included in RealPAK 14: Country, and the Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, Audiophile, or 2018 PlusPAK Upgrade.

Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - Special Pricing Until June 30th!

With the recent Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac release, we also released Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac packages during our release special (which ends June 30th!).
Video RealTracks Set 2: Country TrainBeat Band is included in the 2018 49-PAK, along with 40 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 MIDI SuperTracks, 101 Instrumental Studies, and Artist Performance Set 8: Traditional Songs Sung by Béatrix Méthé.

SPECIAL OFFER: During our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac release special, purchase our "Video RealTracks Set 3-6 Special Bundle Offer" to complete your purchase with the remaining Video RealTracks Sets for the low price of just $49! Learn more.

Learn more about the new Video RealTracks and see them in action: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=fzkX6jO_hW4

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 is a HIT!

Since the release Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac, we've received some great feedback!

"The added Piano Roll Window is... WONDERFUL!"
"Adding the Piano Roll Window is a BIG DEAL - thanks PG Music!"
"This significantly changes how I will use Band-in-a-Box in the future."
"And yet again you manage to come up with styles and instruments that we absolutely must have!"
"Great to have the Oohs and Ahhs RealTracks!"
"The RealTracks are worth their weight in gold to me. They really are an amazing invention for music creators."
"Just tonight popped together a quick video using one of the new video styles. Must say the whole process worked without a hitch so this really does look like a great new feature. And what a great teaching aid! "
"Such a comprehensive source for music making!"
"THIS IS EXCITING!"
"The new Audio Chord Wizard is my favorite new feature!"
"This should be great for creating backing tracks for covers."
"Oh wow. This has got to be the coolest enhancement in Band-in-a-Box 2018. This is so-o-o powerful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"
"A brilliant piece of software!"
"What a release!!!"
"THEY DO NO PAY ME BUT if you don't own this you are crazy."
"Been using Band in a Box for years!! Great product for composing. I absolutely love the background vocals in Band-in-a-Box 2018."
"My compliments to the PG Music team who have once again have delivered an incredible collection of new styles and RealTracks to Band-in-a-Box this year!"
"There is still so much to explore and work with!"
"Love the new Video RealTracks!"
"The mixer included into the StylePicker is a great addition."
"Recent retirement and the 2018 version of BIAB is a perfect combination!!"
"The XTRA Styles are fantastic... any future idle music-related minutes I may have had are now totally gone... gonna find that perfect background rhythm on just about every one of my favorites!!!"
"I bought this Band-in-a-Box 2018 and I love it , it is amazing to work with!!!!!"
"...it's educational utility and the potential is awesome!!!"
"I must say, the new harmony options in particular have me chomping at the bit!"
"This will give my students a great overview of what's going on in an arrangement with the different instruments.!!!"
"A musician must have."
"Lovin' the new RealTracks!!!"
"This is amazing software!"
"Thank you for a wonderful tool for both musicians and singers - I can never say enough about this amazingly versatile product!"

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