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#446593 - 12/21/17 02:09 PM [Off-Topic] Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.!
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Happy Holidays from the PG Music Team!

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#446605 - 12/21/17 03:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Merry Christmas, Callie, and to all of the PG family.


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#446607 - 12/21/17 03:38 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Happy Christmas To All you guys at PG Music.Hope you all have great music free holidays lol Thanks for a great year urs Hugh

#446611 - 12/21/17 04:48 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Happy Holidays to everyone at PG Music and to readers and members of the forum.
Jim Fogle
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#446613 - 12/21/17 04:56 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Happy Holidays and hopes for a very prosperous New Year for all you great PG Music folks,

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#446616 - 12/21/17 06:31 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Happy Holidays PG! Just got my UltraPak hard drive (for laptop) today. Thanks!

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#446618 - 12/21/17 06:56 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 04/08/11
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Back at ya! You guys are among the best for customer service and willingness to engage. I have only had to call in a few times but I have never been transferred around or put off. Fine products supported by good people.
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#446620 - 12/21/17 07:12 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Merry Christmas to all the Christians and Happy Holidays to everyone else on the forums and those working for PGMusic.
Yesterday I walked into a room and remembered why I was there! It was the bathroom!

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#446622 - 12/21/17 07:51 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 04/29/03
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Loc: Huntsville, TX 77341
Wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!! Thanks to PGM for an awesome product that will make any Christmas and New Year happier and brighter!!! What a joy for us all to have a connection to the PGMusic Family!!!
Again, wishing the very best to you all!!

#446623 - 12/21/17 08:11 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: cchallum]
Teunis Offline

Registered: 12/20/16
Posts: 159
Loc: Gold Coast, Queensland, Austra...
Merry Christmas to all. In my short time looking at the forums I have learnt a lot and witnessed a lot of support not only from PG Music but also from a great number of Forum folk. Thank you all. Have a great festive season and an even better New Year.


Edited by Teunis (12/21/17 08:16 PM)
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#446633 - 12/21/17 09:11 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
w Offline

Registered: 09/22/03
Posts: 756
Loc: somewhere in outer space
Merry Christmas to all of the PG family.

Merry Christmas to all of the members of the PG forums.

And this is what I want Santa to deliver to me this Xmas: the new Yamaha Genos keyboard.

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#446696 - 12/22/17 07:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
jford Offline

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Loc: Pensacola, Florida
Merry Christmas, PGMusic, and thanks for (as Peter says) letting me "have fun"!

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#446698 - 12/22/17 07:58 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 2507
Loc: Sterling, Va
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to PG. The same to all the BIAB users.
Asus Q500A i7 Win 10 64 bit 8GB ram 750 HD 15.5" touch screen, BIAB 2017, Casio PX 5s, Xw P1, Center Point Stereo SS V3 and EWI 4000s.

#446722 - 12/22/17 10:08 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
JohnJohnJohn Offline

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 2080
Happy Holidays to all!

#446740 - 12/22/17 11:15 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: raymb1]
Larry Kehl Offline

Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 2030
Loc: New Mexico
Merry Christmas to all at PG and many thanks for all the years of great stuff!

and Merry Christmas to the great folks here on the forums

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PG Music News
User Tip - Custom Drum Shots

Have you ever wanted more control of the RealDrums generated within Band-in-a-Box? (example: with the same consecutive shot/hold/push)

Forum user Pipeline shared their steps in an incredibly detailed forum post to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out: Custom Drum Shots.

#FunFactFriday - Team PG!

Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, choose Help | About Band-in-a-Box, and you'll see more than just information on the program - you'll also see a complete list of Team PG - we're currently at 35 team members!

#TBT - Automatic Soloing in Band-in-a-Box® 7!

Band-in-a-Box® 7 included some great new features - like Automatic Soloing! This introduced program users to the powerful Soloist capabilities of Band-in-a-Box®, which also includes the Soloist Maker.

Automatic Soloing!
Pick any song or chords in any style, and choose a "soloist." Band-in-a-Box® then creates and plays a professional quality solo in the style of your choice. Previous versions of Band-in-a-Box created great accompaniment. Now you can hear sensational solos as well - showing you exactly what notes are played. Choose from "soloists" in the style similar to great Jazz musicians such as Django Reinhardt, John Coltrane, or Country/Pop soloists and others, or create your own soloists using the "Soloist Maker."

Soloist Maker
This module allows you to define your own soloists. For example, let's say you want to create a soloist in a style similar to the style of "John Coltrane" - the great Jazz saxophonist. The Soloist Maker allows you to define the parameters essential to Coltrane's playing, such as instrument range (i.e. tenor saxophone), extra legato playing, playing more on top of the beat than typical Jazz musicians, and playing straighter 8th notes than usual Swing 8th notes. Also, you can set phrasing options, such as how long the phrase should be and how much "space" to leave between phrases. You can also set how "outside" the playing should be. In the case of a John Coltrane style - you set that to the maximum! Then "turn him loose" and hear the soloist play over any song!

Review all of the features added with Band-in-a-Box® 7:

#TechTipTuesday - Opening MIDI Tracks in PowerTracks Pro Audio

Open your MIDI file in PowerTracks Pro Audio (or RealBand), and you'll see the instruments separated onto their own track - an excellent way to hear all the instruments individually for that song, and a great way to learn!

There's no trick to it either - just use the File | Open dialog, locate the MIDI file, and click [Open].

Note: Type 0 MIDI files have all channels on one track, and should ask whether you want to separate them. If you accidentally chooses no, hit Edit - MIDI - Extract Channels to Tracks. Typically, Type 1 MIDI files have the instruments automatically separated.

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows we also released 202 NEW RealTracks, including 8 Sets (68 RealTracks) for Rock-Pop!

Learn more about these and listen to demos:

RealPAK 14: Rock-Pop includes:
RealTracks Set 286: Pop & Rock Guitars with Brent & Joe
RealTracks Set 287: Pop Songwriter - Acoustic Guitar
RealTracks Set 288: Southern Pop Drums with Land Richards
RealTracks Set 289: Fretless Bass, Pop Keys, and Punk Drums
RealTracks Set 290: More Pop Percussion Singles
RealTracks Set 291: Modern Dancehall
RealTracks Set 292: Klezmer!
RealTracks Set 293: A Taste of Europe - France, Italy, and Sweden

Purchasing the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 PlusPAK, UltraPAK, or Audiophile Edition? These new Rock-PopRealTracks are already included!
Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Pro and MegaPAK customers interested in adding these to their collection can purchase RealPAK 14: Rock-Pop for just $79 at

Audio Edit Window Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, the Audio Edit Window GUI has been updated to include a dedicated settings button and a Marker Mode button. Plus, editing features can now be applied to the entire track (if no specific region is highlighted).

We've also added the following items to the Edit button within the Audio Edit Window:

Paste (Mix) - This will mix the audio from the clipboard with the existing audio instead of overwriting it. You will be given the option to set the percentage of the existing audio to keep and the pasted audio to mix in.
Paste (Insert) - This will insert the audio from the clipboard to the current location, instead of overwriting the existing audio. The audio to the right of the insertion point will be shifted to make room for the new audio.
Delete - This will delete the selected region of audio.
Insert Silence - This will insert silence at the cursor. The duration of the silence inserted will be equal to the duration of the selected region.
Convert Channels - If the audio is stereo, this will convert it to mono. If it’s mono, this will convert it to stereo. You will be given the option to set the percentage of the left and right channels to include.
Harmonize - This will launch the Audio Harmony dialog, which can be used to harmonize the selected region of audio.
Transcribe - This will transcribe the audio to the Melody or Soloist track.
Fix Tuning - This will automatically correct the tuning of the selected region according to the key of your song. For example, in the key of C, if a C# is detected then it will be transposed down to C or up to D depending on which one is closer.

YouTube Find - Tools to Improve Your Music Composition

My secret weapon is Band-in-a-Box...
Brian Johnston

Brian explains why we're his secret weapon in this great article: Improving Music Composition Diversity

And he even created the following video: Tools to Improve Your Music Composition

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