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#447160 - 12/25/17 09:16 AM [My Favorite Things] BBox just saved my Christmas!
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After a "series of unfortunate events" this month (a kitchen fire and burglary among the 'highlights'), I was facing a rather lacklustre prospects on the xmas presents front this year smirk

- Band-in-a-Box to the rescue!! laugh

This nifty device "assisted" me in whipping out enough material for a brand new cd for everyone, in less than two days - Problem solved! cool
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#447188 - 12/25/17 11:17 AM [My Favorite Things] Re: BBox just saved my Christmas! [Re: Icelander]
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Merry Christmas Eddie!

A CD worth of audio material in two days. Hopefully you'll post some of the songs for us to listen to.

I hope 2018 will bring you less drama and excitement.

Now, enjoy Jolabokaflod.
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#447370 - 12/26/17 04:50 PM [My Favorite Things] Re: BBox just saved my Christmas! [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Jim Fogle
A CD worth of audio material in two days.
Ehrm, well... ok, reading back what I wrote I can see how you would come to that conclusion, but in truth it wasn't quite that impressive. What I meant to convey was that BBx helped me get "enough" material, as in added to pre-existing work. Sorry to burst that bubble for ya smirk

I shall nonetheless be submitting the new songs on here in near future, of course. Stay tuned - and happy holidays to you all cool
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#447380 - 12/26/17 06:37 PM [My Favorite Things] Re: BBox just saved my Christmas! [Re: Icelander]
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May your 2018 be a little less stressful and trouble free than 2017.
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#447387 - 12/26/17 07:48 PM [My Favorite Things] Re: BBox just saved my Christmas! [Re: Icelander]
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No need to iterate that one, my friend, but I appreciate the sentiment smile
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#447776 - 12/29/17 12:55 AM [My Favorite Things] Re: BBox just saved my Christmas! [Re: Icelander]
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To reiterate on Jim's comment, I would also like to share the sentiment: "I hope 2018 will bring you less drama and excitement."
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#447846 - 12/29/17 09:35 AM [My Favorite Things] Re: BBox just saved my Christmas! [Re: Icelander]
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Well, I'm fine with excitement grin
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#448687 - 01/02/18 05:18 PM [My Favorite Things] Re: BBox just saved my Christmas! [Re: Icelander]
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Icelander, sorry to hear you've been through the wars and that Xmas was nearly ruined.
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#448833 - 01/03/18 10:18 AM [My Favorite Things] Re: BBox just saved my Christmas! [Re: Icelander]
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You know, that honestly wasn't supposed to be the focal point to my post here crazy
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Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

National Train Your Brain Day is October 13th!

Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games, access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu, and more!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Band-in-a-Box Patch Updates - #TechTuesday

Visit our Patches & Updates page, and you will see that with every version released, there are 2+ patch updates applied to that version.

Patch updates are important, and should definitely be installed to your BB folder. They can add new features, update the help resources of the program, fix bugs reported by users, and make your entire Band-in-a-Box experience run smoothly!

Band-in-a-Box update options can be adjusted within the program too - within Band-in-a-Box for Mac, head to Band-in-a-Box | Check for Updates | and then you can select to automatically check for updates by however many days you choose!

Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - Listen to All the Entries!

Our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest is over, and the winners have been announced - congratulations again to forum users fiddler2007, rodipoet, Will Josef, and Ezekiel's Storm!

And, a BIG thank you to everyone who entered their songs on our contest - WOW what a great list of songs! We've arranged all the song entries into one simple list, if you'd like to listen to all the entries click here.

Congratulations Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest Winners!

Thank you again to everyone who submitted their songs to our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest - 59 entries in total!

As always, we were blown away with every song entered! We truly enjoy listening to what everyone comes up with using Band-in-a-Box!

Our judging team listened to all the songs, and choosing the winners wasn't easy... some of the things taken into consideration were the quality of the composition, Xtra styles used, use of program features within the song, and originality - and we're now ready to announce the winners!

The Winners are:

Country:
I Will Be Your Doggie Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: fiddler2007
Xtra Style used: _WILDONE
Original Forum Post

Jazz:
Wie zingt verjaagt zijn pijn (He who sings expels his pain) Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: rodipoet
Xtra Styles Used: _SILKY
Original Forum Post

MIDI:
Child of the 70s Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Will Josef
Xtra Style Used: HORIZON
Original Forum Post

Rock-Pop:
Hide it Away Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Ezekiel's Storm
Xtra Style used: _CHEATED
Original Forum Post

Congratulations everyone!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows: Making Songs

Visit Chapter 6: Making Songs in our online Band-in-a-Box 2018 for Windows User's Guide, and you'll learn (or be reminded of) all the different steps you could take for creating your own song using Band-in-a-Box®!

Learn about naming your song, choosing a key, setting the tempo, chord entry, and more! There's even information for more advanced use! Read about Song Settings (endings, tags, style variations, pushes, rests, and chord embellishments), Part Markers, Substyles, Song Form, applying Styles, using RealTrack/RealDrums, importing MIDI, and chord entry - just to name a few!

Holiday Hours - Monday, October 8th

Monday, October 8th is Canadian Thanksgiving!

Our Holiday schedule that day is:
Customer Service: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST
Technical Support: Closed

We will be back to our regular schedule Tuesday, October 9th.

Happy National Techies Day!

Happy National Techies Day to all our program users! And, a special thanks / shout-out to all of our BETA testers - you're a big part of our Band-in-a-Box program!

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