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#441483 - 11/29/17 06:36 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades!
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows with over 50 new features, 202 New RealTracks, 40 NEW Video RealTracks, 32 new MIDI SuperTracks, 108 new Instrumental Studies, 8 new Artist Performances, 52 new loops, 40 AmpliTube presets with 37 associated styles, and new Xtra Styles PAK 4!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2017 - save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Upgrade!

With this release, we are celebrating 30 YEARS of Band-in-a-Box®! We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons!
www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2018.htm

If you check out http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm, you'll see the new package options available. To summarize:

Band-in-a-Box® Pro with RealBand $129
Upgrade from Version 2017: $59 (reg: $69)
Upgrade from Version 2016 or earlier or crossgrade: $69 (reg: $79)
Special 2018 Program Update from 2017: $49
**Requires Version 2017. Includes version 2018 program updates only. (No other Add-ons or Bonus PAK)

Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK with RealBand $269
Upgrade from Version 2017: $89 (reg: $149)
Upgrade from Version 2016: $99 (reg: $159)

Band-in-a-Box® PlusPAK
Upgrade from Version 2017: $99 (reg: $129)
(The PlusPAK is designed to upgrade 2017 UltraPlusPAK & EverythingPAK users who are downloading their upgrade or do not want to purchase a new hard drive)

NEW! Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK Formerly the UltraPlusPAK $469
Upgrade from Version 2017: $149 (reg: $279)
Upgrade from Version 2016 or earlier or crossgrade: $169 (reg: $299)

Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition $669
Upgrade from Version 2017 Audiophile: $199
Upgrade from 2017: $479
Upgrade from Version 2016 or earlier or crossgrade: $499
Upgrade from any previous Audiophile: $299

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm
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#441525 - 11/29/17 11:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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This is so great. I upgraded from 2017 Audiophile to 2018 Audiophile last night (along with the other optional bells and whistles). But check your receipts -- I just noticed that I was charged $299 for that Audiophile upgrade rather than the special $199 in Callie's message. I presume that in my feverish excitement last night I pushed the wrong button (although I only recall one), or there was a temporary ordering system glitch or delay. I have contacted Customer Support which I know will promptly resolve this.

And how cool are the new Vocal RealTracks? Back in December 2014 I posted: "With each release (and immediate purchase) of BIAB, I hope for the RealTracks that will provide the backup harmony group vocal oohs and aahs I crave (and have requested), but my review locates none to date (through new 2015), nor any User Tracks of that nature as well. Has anyone ever located any? Or am I still relegated to the various software and hardware options (including external offerings) that strive to emulate same? Thanks." Peter very kindly responded: "Yes, you're correct. There are no oohs and Aahs rrealtracks and that would be a good idea to do. There are some loops with some vocal sounds, but not oohs and aahs. The loops are mainly things like human beat box and rap things." And now we have them. How many companies can you think of where the CEO personally responds so quickly and directly to a user question, and then effectively marshalls the creativity, talent, and resources needed to make it a reality? I can only name one.
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#441527 - 11/29/17 11:21 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: LawTunes]
Andrew - PG Music Offline
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Quote:
I just noticed that I was charged $299 for that Audiophile upgrade


$299 is the upgrade price from a previous audiophile, $199 is specifically from the 2017 Audiophile -- please get in touch and we can sort that out.
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#441555 - 11/29/17 03:14 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: LawTunes]
Hugh2 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/16
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Lawtunes .Always a good time of the year!Great to have the Ahs n Ohs I think thats going to be a really great feature .Looking forward to upgrading if I can .Hugh


Edited by Hugh2 (11/29/17 03:15 PM)
Edit Reason: missed a word

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#441576 - 11/29/17 05:17 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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If I upgrade from Biab 2015 pro to Biab 2018 ultrapak what will I get and for how much ?


Edited by VinhSon (11/30/17 05:24 AM)
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#441648 - 11/30/17 04:27 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Mark McDowell Offline
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So, what I'd like to know is: I currently have 2017 Everything PAK. If I use the PlusPak to upgrade, what does that leave me with? Is it UltraPak or what? Thanks...

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#441655 - 11/30/17 05:38 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
beatmaster Online   happy
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I would assume it would need to be Ultrapak to keep us on the same grade if you like.

Would like to be verified on this as well as I am in the same boat.
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#441669 - 11/30/17 06:28 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Vincente]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Originally Posted By: VinhSon
If I upgrade from Biab 2015 pro to Biab 2018 ultrapak what will I get and for how much ?


That upgrade will provide you with a huge amount of RealTracks and RealDrums that you don't have... the 2015 Pro had the Pro "RealCombos" (200+ RealTracks in 38 Bands) - with the 2018 UltraPAK you'll receive 2,500+ RealTracks and RealDrums with Sets 1-300! You're also adding all the MIDI Styles, Soloists, Melodists, Loops, etc - practically everything available for Band-in-a-Box. Add the 49-PAK and you'll complete your RealTracks collection with the 40 additional RealTracks included - http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2018.htm

Your UltraPAK Upgrade would be the "Upgrade from 2016 or earlier..." purchase for $169 (regular price $299)
http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.ultrapak.htm

Thanks,
Callie

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#441671 - 11/30/17 06:37 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Mark McDowell]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mark McDowell
So, what I'd like to know is: I currently have 2017 Everything PAK. If I use the PlusPak to upgrade, what does that leave me with? Is it UltraPak or what? Thanks...


This purchase would essentially turn your 2017 EverythingPAK into the 2018 "UltraPAK+" - you won't see this item listing on our website directly, however it's the equivalent package if we'd kept the EverythingPAK name with the release of 2018.

The difference between any past version UltraPlusPAK and EverythingPAK was that the EverythingPAK also included the Andy LaVerne MIDI Soloist Sets 12-13 ($29 ea), The Songs & Lessons PAK ($99), and the Video Tutorial PAK ($29).
http://www.pgmusic.com/addons.artistsoloists.php?os=win
http://www.pgmusic.com/addons.tutorials.php?os=win
http://www.pgmusic.com/addons.songsandlessons.php?os=win

The PlusPAK is the ideal purchase if you're looking to update your existing 2017 EverythingPAK - in fact, the PlusPAK was designed for exactly that! (and UltraPlusPAK users too!)
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#441839 - 12/01/17 05:53 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Luiz Dias Offline
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Hi, Andrew
No Biab beta this year? Early new BIAB this year. Generally it is released about the very ending of the year.
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#441847 - 12/01/17 08:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Hi Luiz. Yes, there was beta testing. Last year BIAB was released on Dec. 1. They are just a few days early this year.
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#442691 - 12/05/17 12:08 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Paj Offline
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Registered: 01/16/06
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So . . . what do I order to get an ABSOLUTELY everything audiophile upgrade from 2017 Audiophile?
(1) Assuming that I purchased all of the updates so far throughout 2017
(2) I purchased the 49 Pak last year (is the current 49 PAK different than the last one?)

Maybe I'm alone in this but I actually dread trying to figure out what is and ain't more than I dread paying for it.

I love the fact that you offer so many packages so PG customers can shop their needs but I just wanna know how much and what to upgrade to from last year's Everything Audiophile to this year's Everything Audiophile. Respectfully, is that too much to ask for the customers who purchase your most expensive offering (albeit, at a nice upgrade price)?

And I say all of this with appreciation and respect.

Paj
8^)

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#442694 - 12/05/17 12:45 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Paj]
VideoTrack Offline
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Quote:
I love the fact that you offer so many packages so PG customers can shop their needs but I just wanna know how much and what to upgrade to from last year's Everything Audiophile to this year's Everything Audiophile.

Presuming you have Audiophile 2017, I think this is the item you require.
However, give PG Music Sales a quick call, they will guide you accurately with your requirements and options.


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#442708 - 12/05/17 03:24 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Matt Finley]
Luiz Dias Offline
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Hi, Matt
So, I lost the beta this year. Not invited or lost the invitation.
Twenty or more years testing these programs, twice a year, last years once a year.I will mail Peter and Andrew to put my name in the list next round.
Very difficult this year. Finally lost my wife to pancreas cancer. A long fight.
Regards
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#442710 - 12/05/17 03:28 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Luiz Dias]
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Luiz,
Sincere condolences to you for your sad loss. I hope you can find some happiness in the coming year.
Trevor
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#442713 - 12/05/17 03:35 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Luiz Dias Offline
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Thanks, Trevor.
She finally get her peace, and I hope she is with GOD. A long fight, a hard figh.
Well, now my life must go on, as long it lasts.
Regards, friends
I am in peace.
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#442759 - 12/05/17 08:57 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Paj]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1437
Loc: Victoria, BC
Originally Posted By: Paj
So . . . what do I order to get an ABSOLUTELY everything audiophile upgrade from 2017 Audiophile?
(1) Assuming that I purchased all of the updates so far throughout 2017
(2) I purchased the 49 Pak last year (is the current 49 PAK different than the last one?)


The $199 Audiophile to Audiophile Upgrade ($199) + 49-PAK ($49) + XSP4 ($29) + Video RealTracks Sets 3-6 bundle ($49) will provide you with everything we released this month for Band-in-a-Box 2018 for Windows.

(yes, the 2018 49-PAK is different than your previously purchased 2017 49-PAK)
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#443799 - 12/09/17 09:34 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Paj Offline
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Thanks, Callie---that was what I needed to know.

I'll probably get them anyway (it was a good gig year) but do the Video Real Tracks 3-6 add anything to the amount of Audio Real Tracks?

This must drive you nuts every December. There's gotta be a better way to make the comparisons for what's new to what you have. That first comparison chart is helpful but it would be nice if it listed what and where the optional files are when the cell doesn't contain the word "ALL."

Thanks again. Ordering soon.

Paj
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#443800 - 12/09/17 09:39 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Paj Offline
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Luiz,

Condolences.

Paj
8^(


Edited by Paj (12/09/17 09:39 AM)

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#447375 - 12/26/17 05:47 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is Here - Up to 50% off Upgrades! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Fleetz Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 25
Not that I have my 2017 EverythingPAK going yet but given the EverythingPAK is no longer being sold what is the upgrade path with the 2018 upgrades?

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www.guitaren.dk has recently reviewed Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac, which can be read here.

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"Our conclusion is that this is a very serious and well done piece of software.The program is fast and flawless and you'll very quick get impressive results just typing the name of the chords. The new functions are exiting and worthy to be includes in this anniversary upgrade.
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Wondering what else was introduced with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5? Click here to see the "Band-in-a-Box 2008.5 New Features List."

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The newest addition to our Online Manuals support page is the RealBand 2018 New Features Guide!

Just like the other Online Manuals now available on our Support page, this Upgrade Manual can be easily navigated by chapter, or using the main Table of Contents window!

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Contest Rules:
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