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#454419 - 01/29/18 10:36 AM [User Showcase] 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
PeterGannon Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 13424
2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2018 UltraPak ..... check here

Over the past year (2017), we’ve had over 1,050 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase. Wow! Now over 6,000 songs in the Showcase! Many thanks to all that have contributed. There were contributions from 139 different people during the year. From 25 countries!.. Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey Channel Is., Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America,

We’d like to thank and recognize these amazing contributions that people have made!

So we announce the "Top 40" User Showcase Awards...to the top 41 contributors of 2017 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2018 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 49 PAK bonus)

We’ve reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2017, and have based the results on a combination of the following criteria:

- great compositions/arrangements/productions
- use lots of Band-in-a-Box or RealBand (RealTracks or MIDI)
- most contributions
- other contribution to the forum (songwriting tips etc.)
- haven't won before (not an absolute requirement)
- haven't already got a free version from beta testing etc.

And the winners (alphabetical order) are:

44kfl
90dB
Al-David
Animarorecords
Biglad
bluage
BlueAttitude
Buford
Charlie Fogle
cubanpete
dani48
David Snyder
Don Gaynor
edshaw
F.M.M.
floyd jane
furry
Greg Johnson
gruverider
guitar1
HiroshiK
Icelander
Janice & Bud
jannesan
JoanneCooper
Jon Thomas
LPMan
MarioD
PeterF
Riccled
RnAM
Rob4580
Robertkc
ROG
rsdean
Samuel Davis
Scott C
Sergio Guarneri
Steve Young
Tommyad
Torrey Bliss


If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2018 UltraPak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Feb 28, 2018) (attn: Callie), and provide details of where you want it to be sent. (don't forget to let her know your Forum name)

If you've already purchased 2018, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2018 via another means (beta testing etc.), then you can designate "someone else" to receive it (just send that info privately in your email).

If you're a Mac user, you can either get 2017 UltraPak or request a raincheck for the 2018 Mac UltraPak when it comes out.

Once again, thanks to all the creative people who create, produce and share these wonderful songs!
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Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#454421 - 01/29/18 10:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
SpaceDog Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 898
Loc: Maryland
Wonderful job everyone. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks PGM for such a great product and support.

SpaceDog

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#454423 - 01/29/18 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
sslechta Offline
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Registered: 12/27/13
Posts: 1098
Loc: St. Louis, MO. USA
Congrats winners!
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BIAB/RB 2018, Pro Tools 2018, Korg N5, Proteus F/X, JBL LSR 4328 Powered Monitors, AKG/Shure Mics.
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#454430 - 01/29/18 11:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2470
Loc: York, England
Honoured to be included in the showcase awards amongst so many people I admire and respect.
Congratulations to all of them.

So, a big thank you to Peter Gannon and all the staff at PG Music for the award, but
also for producing such an amazing program as BiaB. It really has changed for ever, the way
I write and record music.

Cheers, ROG.

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#454449 - 01/29/18 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: ROG]
MarioD Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10596
Loc: Hamlin NY
Originally Posted By: ROG
Honoured to be included in the showcase awards amongst so many people I admire and respect.
Congratulations to all of them.

So, a big thank you to Peter Gannon and all the staff at PG Music for the award, but
also for producing such an amazing program as BiaB. It really has changed for ever, the way
I write and record music.

Cheers, ROG.


I couldn't say this any better. I am honored to included in this list of fantastic musicians.

Thank you Dr. Gannon for your generosity.
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Yesterday I walked into a room and remembered why I was there! It was the bathroom!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

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#454452 - 01/29/18 12:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
floyd jane Offline
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5548
Loc: Florida
This continues to AMAZE me.

What other company would DO this? Like having the community of this forum isn't reward enough? Like having this MAGICAL product to realize the best potential of our music isn't enough? To have the people who "keep it going" and keep it energized "recognized" in this way is mind-boggling.

AMAZING.

Congratulations to all the awardees. It's a good list - a varied list of styles and influences, locales and personalities.

Y'all done good.

Thank You, Dr. Gannon - and all the folks at PGMusic. You make our lives better.

floyd
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125+ BIAB Songs

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#454454 - 01/29/18 01:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
VideoTrack Offline
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Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 7746
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Congratulations to all of the winners. Well deserved!
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BIAB, RB 2018(Audiophile), Sonar Platinum, Izotope Prod. Bundle, Roland RD-1000, Synthogy Ivory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, KorgX3R, RodeNGT2, AM802mixer, NS40M Studio Monitors, Pioneer Active Mons, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

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#454456 - 01/29/18 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
90 dB Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 4536
Loc: Florida
It is a great honor to be included in this talented group. It is truly humbling.

Thanks to Peter, and all great people at PG.


Regards,


Bob
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https://90dbband.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/90-db



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#454457 - 01/29/18 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: ROG]
Icelander Offline
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Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 2305
Originally Posted By: ROG
Honoured to be included in the showcase awards amongst so many people I admire and respect.
Congratulations to all of them.
You beat me to it and said it better than I probably would've, so in a true "if it's not broken, don't fix it", I'm nicking this as my sentiment cool

p.s. I see this has already been quoted once, I have a feeling it will be again before this is over wink

EDIT: p.s.p.s. I also have a nasty suspicion that the only reason I made the cut is because that adds such an obscure country to your bragging list - and I'm the only one from it who's active on here! grin


Edited by Icelander (01/31/18 12:02 PM)
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#454459 - 01/29/18 01:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
jford Offline
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Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 10181
Loc: Pensacola, Florida
Congratulations, everyone. There is really some awesome music in the showcase.
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#454468 - 01/29/18 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2815
Loc: New York
Peter,

Thanks so much. It is incredibly generous of the company to do this, and I am very humbled to receive this along with the other outstanding forum members mentioned below.

Thanks again,
Bob
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#454476 - 01/29/18 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
David Snyder Offline
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Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: North Carolina
Thanks Dr. Gannon, and the wonderful staff at PG Music.

And congratulations to all of the awardees.

As has been said many times, this forum represents a magnificent group of musicians, and a beautiful, inspiring and uplifting community of talented souls with gigantic hearts.

Thanks for all of the friendships and blessings, and here's to a great 2018 for everyone!!
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David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com./davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.musicdealers.com/artist/davidsnyder







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#454479 - 01/29/18 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
RnAM Offline
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Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2918
Loc: The Netherlands
Once again PG Music has shown its great generosity!
We are very grateful to be among the 2018 Showcase Award Winners.
We are definitely going to create lots of music in 2018 with this wonderful program.

Thank you!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

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#454481 - 01/29/18 03:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Hugh2 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/16
Posts: 164
Congratulations to all the winners.I heard some really lovely ones during the year.Super people on the forum and hope for future success of PG Music,I cant measure the difference this company has made to me(im sure i speak for most people)Well done to all urs Hugh

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#454483 - 01/29/18 03:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MarioD]
Hugh2 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/16
Posts: 164
Well done Mario!!super stuff urs Hugh

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PG Music News
Beginners Help - Muting the Melody Notation

Visit our Beginners Forum, and you'll notice our amazing Forum Community helping out new program users!

Like this recent post regarding Muting the Melody Notation: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=458716 - Forum user Matt Finley did a great job of answering the new program user!

Our Beginners Forum really is a great resource for new program users!

Q: When I have entered chords and notation for a song, is it possible to mute the notation and just have the chords playing? This would be helpful for when I just want the chord backing track but want to read the notation.

A: There are several ways to do this. The easiest is probably to use the Mixer window and change the volume slider to zero for the Melody track. Or, hit the Mute icon on the Mixer for the Melody Track.

Another way, with more control rather than all or nothing, is to press F5 at the measure where you want to mute, and select mute or change the volume to zero. Later, press F5 and select Return to Normal, or change the volume back.

Introducing... RealTracks Artists David Wise & Shelly Justice!

For the first time ever Band-in-a-Box® can generate backing vocals with some amazing "oohs" and "aahs" vocal arrangements with RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs! Add male or female parts by renowned Nashville vocalists David Wise and Shelly Justice, and you'll LOVE the results!

David and Shelly have recorded with many different artists, including CeCe Winans, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Camp, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Steve Green, and more!

RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs includes a three-part, six-voice arrangement – which you can use all together in your song or individually for more delicate textures! Listen to the demos for RealTracks Set 278 here.

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Learn more about Dave & Shelly when you visit their RealTracks Artist Bio page:
David Wise: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=150
Shelly Justice: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=151

#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

YouTube Find - How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES

Check out one of EricBlackmonGuitar's latest videos, How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES and you'll hear a great Band-in-a-Box backing track!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=blJPIX-9YbE

...and you'll also learn how to play blues with just a few notes!

A Little Bit Of Me Music Video!

A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane! https://youtu.be/qPrejgnwb4M?t=3600

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:
http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=qPrejgnwb4M

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.

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