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#458447 - 02/20/18 12:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates
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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.mac.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 Band-in-a-Box | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Macintosh
Version 2017 (186)


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 Band-in-a-Box | 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.mac.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 the last Mac patch update post Band-in-a-Box 2017 Build 186 Update (Dec 2).
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#458641 - 02/21/18 05:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Hi Callie,

User Matt Finley has both BiaB for Windows and for Mac. According to +++ THIS +++ post by Matt, the version location differs between the Windows and Mac software programs. Windows has the information under Help > About as you stated but Mac has the information it's
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in Band in a Box, About (where Band in a Box is highlighted next to the Apple logo in the top left corner). Not the Help menu.
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#458660 - 02/21/18 08:25 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Jim, thanks; this confused me at first. Callie’s instructions are correct. On a Mac, the name of the program appears next to the Apple icon, and the build number is under that program name.
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#458663 - 02/21/18 09:57 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates [Re: Matt Finley]
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yes, that's an Apple programming tradition/rule for Apple or third party software.
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#459610 - 02/28/18 10:36 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Peters Garage Offline
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well for Mac Users patch updates are as rare as honest politicians grin

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PG Music News
Tutorials - How to Install Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Hard Drive

When you have your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac UltraPAK shipped to you on a portable hard drive, there are a few different options for installation. We go over these 3 options with our latest video series:

Option 1: Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to view.

Option 2: Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks & RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to view.

Option 3: Install Band-in-a-Box® and the RealTracks & RealDrums on your computer hard drive: click here to view.

Check out all our Band-in-a-Box for Mac videos here.

Video - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Have you purchased your Band-in-a-Box® package, and want to make sure you're downloading and installing the RealTracks Sets correctly?

Well, we've created just the tutorial video you're looking for! Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets.

Video link:
www.pgmusic.com/?vid=QndXu8H_IwM

Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: https://www.relay.fm/mpu/432 - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

Polish New Features Video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Our Polish Distributor, Sound Station, has finished their Band-in-a-Box 2018 New Features summary video (in Polish!) - click here to watch.

We hope all our Polish Band-in-a-Box users find this video helpful - thank you Sound Station!

YouTube Find - Love it (with Band-in-a-Box 2018)

YouTube channel EmtpyHallToones uploaded a video of their guitar performance using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks!

Click here to watch.

Get to Know the 202 NEW RealTracks Released with Band-in-a-Box® 2018!

We released 202 NEW RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box® 2018! Learn more about these new RealTracks when you watch our video, Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - 202 NEW RealTracks.

These new RealTracks (in Sets 278-300) are included in every Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade - the Mac packages are on sale until June 30th!

Learn even more about the new RealTracks and listen to demos here.

Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks Tutorial Video for Mac

With Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac®, we've introduced Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks. This video shows you the different ways you can use these versatile new RealTracks.

Video link: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=zkO-AtAPv4g

You can also listen to demos of RealTracks Set 278: Shiny Vocal Oohs & Aahs here.

This RealTracks Set is available for just $29, and is also included in RealPAK 14: Country, and the Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, Audiophile, or 2018 PlusPAK Upgrade.

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