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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!
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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]
Vincente Offline
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Registered: 01/08/15
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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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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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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1271
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 Offline
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Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 7733
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]
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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PG Music News
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

#TBT - The Beginning of Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

We released the much-loved Xtra Styles PAKs in August 2016! This release included 164 RealStyles for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter and worked with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Xtra Styles PAKs were such a hit... we couldn't stop making them! Since their introduction, we've released 3 more PAKs with a total of over 600 Xtra Styles in all!

Want to hear what other program users are doing with their Xtra Styles? Visit our Xtra STyles Contests forum to hear all the songs submitted during previous song contest we've had: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=102&page=1

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs and listen to their demos at http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win.

Band-in-a-Box® Customer Feedback - Feel The Love!

Check out some great feedback we've received on our Facebook account from program users:

"I have been using Band-in-a-Box for years. It is the anchor of my music gigs as well as my fun in my studio. I have used other software but Band-in-a-Box is my main go to."
-Jack T.

"Love Band-in-a-Box. As someone who played professionally for 20 years and retired from live performing years ago, I still love music. Band-in-a-Box allows me to create fun arrangements which I can sing over or play over. There are THOUSANDS of different variations plus you can enter any chords you like and create any chart. It's also great for creating background tracks for videos and audio content for websites, training etc. And like everything else in the world . . . it may not be right for everyone. For those who love music and don't have the time to shed five or six instruments it's way cool."
-Vinnie R.

"This program has completely changed my playing for the good. I can experiment with playing chords and leads over various scenarios that I can quickly create and change. Love this program. I use it nearly every day."
-Dave R.

"I bought my first version in 1994 and have progressed to 2018 version. I use it to create backing tracks for live music performance. I currently have over 2,000 songs performance ready. If you can and type, and use mouse it will work for you."
-Roger M.

"The premiere reason for me for buying this program; it has given me the freedom to fully complete the foundation for my songs without the confinement of limited minded musicians. After the song concept is complete, it can then be presented those musicians to play as a cover song. Also writing a song with a band gives them partial ownership of your idea... not cool... especially since they may have fought your idea every step of the way.. Every member of an organized band should own a copy of this program to compose or to even give legitimate composition alternatives to the original songwriter."
-Paul V.

Thanks everyone!

Support for ABC Notation Format in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

ABC notation is the simple text-based notation system used by musicians worldwide to store chords, melody, and lyrics of songs. Now with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows you can open and save songs in ABC notation format!

To save the song in ABC notation format, press the [Save As] toolbar button and choose Save as ABC notation file from the menu. Once opened, select a track that you want to save and choose your other criteria - The [Copy to clipboard] button will copy the file to the clipboard (that you can then paste it into other programs). The [Save as File] button will let you type a name and select the destination in your hard drive.

Band-in-a-Box® Song Title Browser Requests Forum

Have you stumped the Song Title Browser feature in the Band-in-a-Box® StylePicker?

If you tried to search for a popular song and this feature didn't offer you any listings, we'd love it if you'd let us know in our Wishlist forum here.

Posting your requests to this forum really does work - we used it to increase the database with the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 release!

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