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#446380 - 12/20/17 01:58 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Pro & MegaPAK RealCombos!
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We've added to the RealCombos included in the Pro & MegaPAK packages with the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Pro includes 300 RealTracks instruments in over 100 bands - that's 100+ more than previous years - listen to them here.

There are now over 500 RealTracks in 300 Bands in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 MegaPAK! Take a look at all the RealTracks & RealDrums in the MegaPAK here.

To receive the new version with these new RealCombos, upgrade during our special for as little as $59! http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm.

Get ALL the Regular RealTracks & RealDrums when you upgrade to an UltraPAK or Audiophile Edition!
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#446475 - 12/21/17 01:41 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Pro & MegaPAK RealCombos! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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All these updates I see talking about UltraPak, MegaPack, PlusPak, XtraPak, add-ons, listing the number of tracks, combos, and styles available has my head spinning :-(

So I have a very simple question: for me personally, who decided that $99 was too steep, (and TBH not entirely justified given what was offered), for the upgrade from the 2017 UltraPlus to 2018 Plus, does anything you announce here sweeten the deal for me by adding something at no extra cost above the $99?

Thanks!
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#446510 - 12/21/17 08:04 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Pro & MegaPAK RealCombos! [Re: DeaconBlues09]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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The PlusPAK (which includes the new 2018 version and NEW RealTracks Sets 278-300) for just $99 is a great deal ($30 savings during our special - regular $129), and if purchased at this special price during December includes the Free Bonus PAK (to 'sweeten the deal' even more).

Since we're celebrating 30 Years of Band-in-a-Box with our 2018 release, we've PACKED the Free Bonus PAK with the following items:
-10 MIDI SuperTracks
-7 Instrumental Studies
-Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Balland Band (Video RealTracks NEW with Version 2018)
-40 AmpliTube Presets & 37 Associated Styles
-52 Loops (including including "PercussionFX" and "DrumKit Classic Beats")

A detailed list can be viewed at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2018.htm.


Edited by Callie - PG Music (12/21/17 10:16 AM)
Edit Reason: Callie's math skills...
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#446520 - 12/21/17 09:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Pro & MegaPAK RealCombos! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
1manband Offline
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Don't you mean a $30 savings?
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#446535 - 12/21/17 10:17 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Pro & MegaPAK RealCombos! [Re: 1manband]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Yes, yes I do. Corrected my post - thanks!
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#446536 - 12/21/17 10:28 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Pro & MegaPAK RealCombos! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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But wait ... There's more!

Register your upgrade and a link to download bonus EXTRA styles will be added to your account.
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#TBT Band-in-a-Box® Version 11 for Mac!

Band-in-a-Box® Version 11 for Mac was released in the Fall of 2002! Some of the new features added at that time included:

MIDI File Chord Interpretation Wizard
Open up any MIDI file in Band-in-a-Box®, and Band-in-a-Box® will automatically figure out the chords of the song for you. It automatically analyzes the MIDI file, figures out where the Bass, Piano, Melody, and other tracks are, and then figures out the chord changes for the song. The chords are written to the Band-in-a-Box® chordsheet like any other song.

Guitar Styles
These are styles that show strummed and picked guitar parts accurately on the guitar fretboard (and they sound great). These styles also play accurate guitar voicings, in your choice of Pop, Jazz, Country or Folk guitar chording. There's even a “walking guitar comping” style that plays guitar that emulates the famous “Basie Big Band” Jazz style. The Guitar Styles play like any regular style, and when you view them on the virtual guitar fretboard you can see exactly which strings and frets are used – so it is a great learning tool as well.

Guitar Tutor
Analyze any song! This feature will show the chords that are playing on the virtual guitar fretboard, in your choice of a Jazz, Pop, or Folk perspective. The Guitar Tutor is a fun way to learn about new guitar chords while playing along with your favorite Band-in-a-Box® tune.

...and more! For a complete list of the features added with Band-in-a-Box® Version, visit http://www.pgmusic.com/pdfs/bbmac_version_11.pdf

RealPAK 14: Jazz for Band-in-a-Box® 2018!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows we also released 202 NEW RealTracks, including 7 Sets (60 RealTracks) for Jazz!

Learn more about these and listen to demos: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=YxJLNj9Z5qE

RealPAK 14: Jazz includes:
RealTracks Set 294: Big Band "Crooner Shout" Soloist!
RealTracks Set 295: Jazz Potpourri with 12-key Guitar, Jazz-Soul Piano, Jazz Strings and Percussion
RealTracks Set 296: Modern Jazz Bass & Drums
RealTracks Set 297: More Smooth Jazz & Fusion
RealTracks Set 298: Mariachi!
RealTracks Set 299: Rootsy Blues Guitar & Piano
RealTracks Set 300: Smokin' Fast Jazz Bass

Purchasing the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 PlusPAK, UltraPAK, or Audiophile Edition Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Pro and MegaPAK customers interested in adding these to their collection can purchase RealPAK 14: Jazz for just $79 at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.realtracks.jazz.htm

#TipTuesday - Finding Your Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®

If you've purchased one of the new Video RealTracks Sets released with Band-in-a-Box® 2018, finding them in the program is easy!

For the Video RealTracks, within the RealTracks Picker the "Set*" column will show "VideoFound" if the video RealTracks is installed.

For Video RealDrums, the RealDrums Picker will list this information within the "#" column.

Plus, You can easily find the video RealTracks in the StylesPicker. Just press the [Other] filter button (drop down menu) above the list and use "Show Styles with or without Video RealTracks" menu item.

Video RealTracks Sets 1-2 are included in the 49-PAK, which is available for purchase at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.49pak.htm. The 49-PAK is also included with any UltraPAK or Audiophile purchase!

All of our Video RealTracks Sets can be viewed and purchase at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.videorealtracks.htm.

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Portuguese Edition for Windows® is Here!

http://www.bandinabox.com/bb.php?os=win&lang=pt

Nós ficamos ocupados e adicionamos mais de 50 novos recursos e uma incrível coleção de novos conteúdos, incluindo RealTracks, SuperTracks MIDI, Estudos Instrumentais, Loops, Performances de Artista, Presets de Amplitube e estilos associados, 12-Key RealTracks e Notação Hi-Q de Guitarra! Nós adicionamos 202 novos RealTracks, o dobro dos 101 que muitas vezes lançamos no passado! Agora, introduzindo o Video RealTracks (40 disponíveis entre Country, Pop e Jazz), que funcionam exatamente como o RealTracks, mas também incluem vídeos da performance do músico! Nós também fizemos um novo Xtra Styles PAK 4 com 160 novos Xtra Styles. (Xtra Styles são estilos baseados em RealTracks lançados anteriormente). Existem mais de 200 novos RealStyles para os nossos novos RealTracks, incluindo Americana, Klezmer, Top-40, Jazz Strings Pads, Vocals (oohs e aahs), New Crooner "Shout", estilos BigBand e muito mais! Nós temos um Bonus 49-PAK com 40 novos RealTracks inéditos além dos 202 acima, totalizando 242 novos RealTracks! O Bonus 49-PAK também inclui os Sets de Video RealTracks 1 e 2, 32 novos SuperTracks MIDI, 108 novos estudos instrumentais, 52 Loops e 8 Performances de artistas.

User Tip - Slowing Down and Looping Audio in Band-in-a-Box®

Forum user DeaconBlues09 created a video tutorial to help answer a fellow forum user's question:
Using the Audio Chord Wizard to tempo map, slow down, and learn the notes of an audio track - video link http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=R09Lf3bHjhQ

Forum thread: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=467504

Thanks for sharing!

#TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 2006 for Windows Ear Training Fun!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2006 for Windows we added two great games for ear training: Pitch Invasion and Music Replay!

Pitch Invasion helps to develop perfect pitch as you shoot down "alien" notes invading from above (you hear the note sound, and click on the on-screen piano/MIDI or QWERTY keyboard to shoot them down).

Music Replay develops your pitch, rhythm, and melody recognition by replaying what the program plays, in note, rhythm, or melodic modes.

These games can still be accessed with newer versions of the program - in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 you'll find these by accessing the Practice Window or Ear Training Window, both located in the Window drop-down menu. The Practice Window can also be accessed using the Practice button within the main Band-in-a-Box screen (don't see it? CTRL+T to change the view).

Learn all about the features released with Version 2006 here.

Video: Exporting Audio Files in Band-in-a-Box® 2018

Our latest video, Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - Exporting Audio Files Tutorial walks you through the different options to export your Band-in-a-Box® songs and song tracks from Band-in-a-Box® as an audio file (WAV, MP3, etc.)!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=_Px958TmzhA

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