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#446922 - 12/23/17 01:56 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6463
Loc: South Louisiana
Merry Christmas to all at PG and many thanks for doing that voodoo that you do so well.

PS: And of course to all my fellow forum members as well.

Edited by Danny C. (12/23/17 01:57 PM)
Edit Reason: PS
Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

#447070 - 12/24/17 12:33 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Islansoul Offline

Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 716
Loc: St. Petersburg , FL
Thank you PG Music for BIAB but I have to agree with this post

"I think this just reiterates how much it is - high time that PG Music spend some developer resources to finally bite the bullet and consolidate their code-base to be truly cross-platform - due to the many lacking features in the OSX version compared to Windows.

We OSX users are second-rate citizens. And yet the Mac is clearly the preferred operating system and computers used by most pro musicians and producers who use computers as their way of music creation or performance.

There is still some ugly PASCAL based bits of code and GUI going right back to the days of the ATARI ST. PG Music are just too unwilling to commit developer resources to remove it. Which would involve a rewrite of some code in a modern language.

And also the most pain-free, low latency and most supported platform audio-wise. Hence why even now in 2017 it is still a free - independently developed audio driver ASIO - and other bits of middleware that one is forced to use if one wants low latency with ones DAW on Windows - even Windoze 10.

I cannot think of another music software company that has a constant release-version disparity and long lag between the windows and OSX version.

The version numbers get a different release date - and yet EVEN when version numbers match for a few months - say 2017 - it is the case that feature sets don't match.


Yet PG has been getting away with this for decades."
Computer: Mid 2014 Macbook Pro,
DAWs: Pro Tools, Logic, and Maschine
plays drums, percussion, bass, steel pan, keyboard,
music producer/engineer

#447105 - 12/24/17 04:16 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12734
Loc: Australia
Dear Team PG,

What an outstanding company you are. For many years now, it's been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and using your software.

I wish everyone all the very best for a joyful Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Thank you for all you do for us.


#447107 - 12/24/17 04:25 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
musiclover Offline

Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 1454
Loc: Ireland
A very Happy and Merry Christmas to the staff at PG music and everyone else on the forum.


My music

Windows 7 and 10 (32 bit) M-Audio Fast Track Pro,Band in a Box 2018 Cubase 5.0 and Cubase elements 7.0.

#447147 - 12/25/17 06:46 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Happy Holidays from PG Music Inc.! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
MikeK Offline

Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 2053
Loc: Buford, GA
Merry Christmas, PG friends and forum members (even to that one complainer that just needs to keep to himself).

Happy Holidays!

My Music * PC: Avatar FX8366ice AMD FX-8350(4.0GHz) 16GB DDR3 6TB HDD+128GB SSD HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Win 10 64-Bit. AKAI EIE PRO Sound Interface. BIAB/RB 2018

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New Video - Installing Band-in-a-Box® from the Flash Drive Tutorial

When you order directly from us, there's an option to have your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK installation files sent to you on a flash drive (instead of DVD).
(this option appears during the check-out process)

We've created this handy tutorial video to walk you through the installation process:

Guitar Riffs Solo Lesson - YouTube Find (EricBlackmonGuitar)

Check out EricBlackmonGuitar's latest video, QUIK LICKS #14 Guitar Riffs Solo Lesson EricBlackmonGuitar HQ, where he not only teached a great guitar riff, but he also repeats that lick over a Band-in-a-Box backing track... what a great way to show how Band-in-a-Box is ideal for backing tracks!

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Thank you Eric!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder!

It's the first day of spring today, which means it's time to start spring cleaning!

We cleaned up the BB folder with our release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018. Over the years, this folder has been growing - there were up to 10,000 files in there! We've fixed this and put the files into various folders. This is done with a cleanup routine. The cleanup normally happens automatically during installation, but you can run it manually by selecting the main menu Help | Utilities | Run Cleanup routine.

The cleanup routine does the following:
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Oliver Gannon Interview - Appointed to the Order of Canada!

Oliver Gannon (Peter Gannon's brother), was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition for "his achievements as a musician" on December 29, 2017!

Oliver recently sat for an interview with CBC's Hot Air host Margaret Gallagher - read a summary and listen to the interview at

'I don't know ... why they chose me. But I'm very glad and I'm not giving it back'
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To be clear, and avoid any confusion, there are two brothers: Peter Gannon is the "Band-in-a-Box" PG Music guy, and Oliver Gannon is the jazz guitarist who just won the Order of Canada.

#Monday Motivation - Free Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Want to snag yourself a free Band-in-a-Box® hard drive? Tell everyone how much you love Band-in-a-Box® with your very own Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial video!

Submit your video, and when we use it on our website (and YouTube page) we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Learn more about how to submit your video testimonial here.

Take a look at the video testimonials we've already received at

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

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