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#485076 - 08/08/18 03:29 PM [Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song contest - August 2018] Announcing... Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - 4 prizes of $150
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Announcing... Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - 4 prizes of $150

We recently introduced Xtra Styles PAK 5 for Band-in-a-Box® - these are new fully mixed styles in four categories: Jazz, Country, Rock/Pop, and MIDI. Now you could win a prize for submitting a song that you made using Xtra Styles PAK 5! We have one prize for each category. The winners will receive a $150 USD coupon for a future Band-in-a-Box® purchase.

Participating can be as easy as typing in chords to a song, choosing an Xtra style, pressing play, then saving as an audio file and uploading to SoundCloud.

Please read the contest rules below. The contest is open for submission until midnight September 30, 2018.

Contest Rules

  • You must own Band-in-a-Box® 2018 along with one or more of the Xtra Styles PAK 5 packages (Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, MIDI)
  • The song you submit must be your own original composition. This could be simply typing in chords to your song and pressing play, but you may also add additional instruments, solo, and/or melody.
  • Public domain songs will also be accepted.
  • Multiple entries are permitted.
  • Submit your song to the "Xtra Styles 5 Contest" forum, before the deadline.


To submit a song:

1. Make a song using an Xtra Style. Your song can be entirely Band-in-a-Box® tracks, or you can add anything you want to it (vocals, additional instruments, etc.)

2. Save the song as an audio file and upload to SoundCloud (or somewhere else, as long as it can be downloaded/played from a url).

3. Post a new message in this forum, making sure to include: (1) a link to your song, (2) the name of the style you used (e.g. GUMBOPOP), and (3) the category (e.g. MIDI). Songs posted that do not list these 3 criteria will not be considered for this contest.

Please start a new thread for your song, rather than replying to an existing thread. It is a good idea to include the title of your song in your post title. Note: If you're not sure of the category, check out the list found here.

We will review the songs based on a combination of criteria, including:
  • creativity / originality.
  • good compositions / songwriting.
  • good use of Band-in-a-Box® or RealBand.
  • haven't won other recent contests (not a requirement).
  • other contributions on the PG Music forum (not a requirement).
  • overall quality.


Good luck to everyone who enters – we are really looking forward to hearing your submissions!
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#485161 - 08/09/18 08:17 AM [Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song contest - August 2018] Re: Announcing... Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - 4 prizes of $150 [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Hey Andrew,

Question, for purposes of qualifying entries, may contestants use whatever plugins, VSTIs (for the MIDI tracks), and any audio effects we please?

Thanks!
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#485201 - 08/09/18 01:27 PM [Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song contest - August 2018] Re: Announcing... Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - 4 prizes of $150 [Re: DeaconBlues09]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Originally Posted By: DeaconBlues09


Question, for purposes of qualifying entries, may contestants use whatever plugins, VSTIs (for the MIDI tracks), and any audio effects we please?

Thanks!


Yes, yes, yes you can! Be as creative as you want... just make sure you that when you follow the 3-steps to post your entry, you:
(1) a link to your song
(2) state the name of the style you used (e.g. GUMBOPOP)
(3) list the category (e.g. MIDI).

....and if you use any plugins, etc., list those too! (unless it's your 'secret weapon')
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#485302 - 08/10/18 03:50 PM [Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song contest - August 2018] Re: Announcing... Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - 4 prizes of $150 [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
David Snyder Online   happy
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Is this right here the forum thread where we will be a-postin' our hit songs to?

This one right here???

Are we ta post a new thread in this one right here??

If so, I must warn you in advance:

God let me borrow Gregg and Duane for a few sessions on Xtra Styles 5 and that's about all I am gonna say on it at the moment.

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#485308 - 08/10/18 04:46 PM [Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song contest - August 2018] Re: Announcing... Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - 4 prizes of $150 [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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How do you know if you have them? 2018 Styles,Bonus category filter?

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#485314 - 08/10/18 05:39 PM [Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song contest - August 2018] Re: Announcing... Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - 4 prizes of $150 [Re: Tommyc]
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Originally Posted By: Tommyc
How do you know if you have them?
Easy. The Xtra Paks do not come with ANY other purchases, bonuses or Paks.

So - If you didn't specifically buy them, you don't have them.


Edited by Icelander (08/10/18 05:40 PM)
Edit Reason: Further details
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#485648 - 08/13/18 06:45 AM [Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song contest - August 2018] Re: Announcing... Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - 4 prizes of $150 [Re: David Snyder]
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Is this right here the forum thread where we will be a-postin' our hit songs to?

This one right here???

Are we ta post a new thread in this one right here??


Yes, just create a new post in this forum smile
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