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#436941 - 11/07/17 09:10 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today!
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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.

Sound On Sound Awards - a list of 2017 Winners.
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#437055 - 11/08/17 04:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Awesome! Got my vote(s) in smile
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#437063 - 11/08/17 05:06 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congratulations to you all! And YES, I voted!

GOOD LUCK Band-in-a-Box
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#437111 - 11/08/17 08:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post - Next time I suggest you ONLY POST THE ONE LINK THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS!
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#437220 - 11/09/17 05:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done.

Quite a few of the categories did not apply to me, but clicking "none" is a small price to pay to be able to give a boost to the good folks at PG Music and what I consider one of the 3 essential pieces of music software on my computer.

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#437228 - 11/09/17 06:47 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!
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#437235 - 11/09/17 07:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Icelander]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post - Next time I suggest you ONLY POST THE ONE LINK THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS!


I'm providing the only link there is for voting. In order to cast your vote for us, you have to choose something from every category (or choose 'none' for these categories). smile

(yes, there were additional links in my post for the rules etc., however the "vote here..." link is the only one you'll need to vote)
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#437268 - 11/09/17 12:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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PG has my vote.
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#437276 - 11/09/17 12:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Voted!

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#437291 - 11/09/17 01:47 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!
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#437315 - 11/09/17 05:57 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Icelander Offline
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Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
Originally Posted By: Icelander
I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post...
---(yes, there were additional links in my post for the rules etc., however the "vote here..." link is the only one you'll need to vote)
And that's precisely the one link I nearly missed. I see now you've put that one in bold, however, which is much better cool

p.s. It then didn't even let me vote for your category anyway, something about "have already voted" confused
- So it looks like I got all worked up in vain


Edited by Icelander (11/09/17 05:59 PM)
Edit Reason: further details
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#437537 - 11/11/17 12:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
rwiegert Offline
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I Voted!!

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#437722 - 11/12/17 03:23 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!
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#438280 - 11/16/17 06:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: jcspro40]
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I gave my vote to PG Music! Hank

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#439844 - 11/23/17 07:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
trooper Offline
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Voted for this great product today

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PG Music News
Introducing... RealTracks Artists David Wise & Shelly Justice!

For the first time ever Band-in-a-Box® can generate backing vocals with some amazing "oohs" and "aahs" vocal arrangements with RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs! Add male or female parts by renowned Nashville vocalists David Wise and Shelly Justice, and you'll LOVE the results!

David and Shelly have recorded with many different artists, including CeCe Winans, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Camp, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Steve Green, and more!

RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs includes a three-part, six-voice arrangement – which you can use all together in your song or individually for more delicate textures! Listen to the demos for RealTracks Set 278 here.

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Learn more about Dave & Shelly when you visit their RealTracks Artist Bio page:
David Wise: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=150
Shelly Justice: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=151

#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

YouTube Find - How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES

Check out one of EricBlackmonGuitar's latest videos, How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES and you'll hear a great Band-in-a-Box backing track!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=blJPIX-9YbE

...and you'll also learn how to play blues with just a few notes!

A Little Bit Of Me Music Video!

A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane! https://youtu.be/qPrejgnwb4M?t=3600

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:
http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=qPrejgnwb4M

RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_5

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#512

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
Fixed: Mixer changes were not undoable, and would not cause user to be prompted to save their song when exiting.
Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
Fixed: StylePicker database various updates. Some styles were displaying the wrong feel (swing/even) in notation. A few styles incorrectly showed missing Drums.
Fixed: The audio latency setting would increase every time leaving the Windows Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: The Download Manager folder name defaulted to 2016 instead of 2018.
Updated: Help file.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is here! PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 includes many new features and enhancements:

Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
-X/8 time signature support. This is a special method of displaying 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time signatures in the Notation window.
-The Duplicate previous chord in notation right-click menu lets you quickly duplicate the previous chord (group of notes on same peg) without having to reenter it.
-Delete highlighted notes in notation right-click menu lets you delete all highlighted notes.
-Delete all notes on this peg in notation right-click menu lets you delete all notes on the nearest peg that was clicked on.
-You can now enter Section Numbers. Previously, you could enter letters (A-Z) only, but now you can also enter numbers (1-9).

...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm

http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.htm

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