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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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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
Posts: 156
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)
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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]
VinhSon Offline
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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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Registered: 08/02/11
Posts: 9
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 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/17
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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: VinhSon]
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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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1202
Loc: Victoria, BC
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
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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 Online   content
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Registered: 06/05/12
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
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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]
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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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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.

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http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

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Our latest video includes a Quick Start tutorial on the installation, locations, and use of the Band-in-a-Box® Xtra Styles PAKs in Version 2018 for Windows. Video: Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial

We have put all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49) www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

User Blog - How To Record a Cover Song Using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand

Joanne Cooper's final blog post for 2017, How to record a cover song using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand is a must-read!

Joanne summarizes the steps she took to produce her cover of "Old Lang Syne" - her final result was posted to the User Showcase Forum: Listen to Auld Lang Syne

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Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=IYMMZVvQdCw

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me": http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433190

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows boasts more than 50 new features... and a lot of the new features fill the requests posted by program users!

Some of these include:

Q. I am learning guitar. The RealTracks are very helpful in that I can hear great guitar players, and most of the tracks have tab and notation as well. But there is much more to guitar, could you include some videos of some of the RealTracks Artists? Because I would learn much more from seeing a guitarist than just hearing them.

A. We have a major new feature called "Video RealTracks." These work and sound like RealTracks, but you get to see a video of the Guitarist (or whatever instrument) playing as well. The amazing thing is that this works with any chord progression you type in. So, if you want to learn to play like the great guitarist Brent Mason, for example, you can type in chords to any progression you are interested in, and then hear and see a video of Brent soloing over your progression. Now you can learn much quicker, as it helps to see how a musician is performing, as well as to hear.

Q. I love the Audio Chord Wizard, as it figures out chords from mp3 and other audio files. But it is a separate program from Band-in-a-Box, and I can’t go back and forth to change things easily.

A. We've solved that, as BiaB 2018 has integrated the Audio Chord Wizard directly into Band-in-a-Box. Now load an audio file into BiaB, open the Audio Edit Window – Audio Chord Wizard mode, and let it automatically figure out the bar lines and chords for the song.

Q. I like to save songs as MP3 files, and can't do this with BiaB, except a very low quality one, 64kbps.

A. We've improved this, by adding support for Windows Media Foundation. This allows you to save MP3 in your choice of resolutions, up to very high 320mpbs. Better still, it works on current versions of Windows (Windows 7,8,10) and also on older versions too (Vista, XP).

We've answered 49 questions - review all of these answers on our forum post "49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box 2018" here.

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows can be reviewed at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 3 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can update their version with the latest patch, Build 3. Download this patch here

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 3:

Added: Section Numbers supported. All section letter menus now include numbers 1 through 9 in addition to letters A through Z.
Fixed: Section letters in Notation Window were not being resized if the notation was zoomed in/out
Fixed: RealBand might freeze when generating audio harmonies
Fixed: Loading in a BB song (MGU/SGU) or generating realtracks could freeze up the program.
Fixed: Chords in Notation/LeadSheet on 1st beat of a bar were being drawn too close to bar lines.
Fixed: Support for XP and Vista.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_3

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