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#456613 - 02/09/18 08:39 AM [User Showcase] Oklahoma Sunrise
Don Gaynor Online   content

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 7671
Loc: Oklahoma, USA

I awoke this morning to a gorgeous sunrise and was inspired to write this.

I've been anxious to experiment with the new oohs and awws RTs and they are awesome!

I hope that you'll enjoy this effort.

#456630 - 02/09/18 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
ROG Offline

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2469
Loc: York, England
Hi there, Don my old Irish pal.

Good to see your name on the Showcase and what a fabulous tune!

Sounds like pure Bruce Hornsby to me and I've always loved his stuff.

Wonderful choice and arrangement of RTs on this one and the mix is perfect.

I agree about the new vocal RTs - they're amazing and you've worked them in SO well.

You have a gift for writing such atmospheric and emotional music my friend.

All the best,


#456645 - 02/09/18 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1251
Lovely! The piano and guitar tracks drift around each other and the voices sound real to me.
Warm, relaxing and uplifting music.


#456647 - 02/09/18 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: ROG]
Don Gaynor Online   content

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 7671
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Thanks, ROG, me wee Brit collaborator.

I absolutely LOVE the new RTs. I'm working on another tune now.

If you're familiar with BIAB's "Drop Zone" for importing audio files, I started a thread today and need help.


#456651 - 02/09/18 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Posts: 5219
That is beautiful Don. We can almost see that sunrise.


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#456679 - 02/09/18 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Artistic, with excellent detail to every stroke of the brush.

You painted perfect scenery Don, just using sound...

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#456704 - 02/09/18 06:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
MarioD Offline

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10593
Loc: Hamlin NY
Hi good buddy! Great to see you posting.

This is a fantastic uplifting piece of music. I could vision a beautiful sunrise while listening to this peaceful.

Great work with those RTs my friend.

This is a keeper.
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#456723 - 02/10/18 01:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
PeterF Offline

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1881
Loc: Sydney Australia
Must have been a lovely sunrise. Very pretty composition.


#456733 - 02/10/18 04:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12605
Loc: Australia

That was a really beautiful journey in music. It must have been a spectacular sunrise to provide such terrific inspiration.

All the best,

#456740 - 02/10/18 05:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3215
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Donny !:))

How beautiful isn´t your
sweet Oklahoma Sunrise !:))


#456765 - 02/10/18 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5544
Loc: Florida
Nice one, Don...
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#456833 - 02/10/18 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: floyd jane]
Don Gaynor Online   content

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 7671
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Nice one, Don...

Not to minimize others' comments but I am especially encouraged by yours, FJ. Thanks ever so much, dear friend.

#457230 - 02/12/18 07:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Robertkc]
Don Gaynor Online   content

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 7671
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Lovely! The piano and guitar tracks drift around each other and the voices sound real to me.
Warm, relaxing and uplifting music.



Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment. It's very much appreciated.

I feel a great debt to Dr. Gannon and his fabulous crew. None of my music would have been possible without their collective genius.


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#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

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 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.

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RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here:

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.
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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:

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.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is here! PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 includes many new features and enhancements:

Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
-X/8 time signature support. This is a special method of displaying 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8 time signatures in the Notation window.
-The Duplicate previous chord in notation right-click menu lets you quickly duplicate the previous chord (group of notes on same peg) without having to reenter it.
-Delete highlighted notes in notation right-click menu lets you delete all highlighted notes.
-Delete all notes on this peg in notation right-click menu lets you delete all notes on the nearest peg that was clicked on.
-You can now enter Section Numbers. Previously, you could enter letters (A-Z) only, but now you can also enter numbers (1-9).

...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at

#TBT - The Beginning of Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

We released the much-loved Xtra Styles PAKs in August 2016! This release included 164 RealStyles for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter and worked with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Xtra Styles PAKs were such a hit... we couldn't stop making them! Since their introduction, we've released 3 more PAKs with a total of over 600 Xtra Styles in all!

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