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#51308 - 12/22/09 04:05 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] What to buy?
Gonover Offline

Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 44
Loc: Spain

I am writing from Spain (sorry for my poor english).

I have tried Band in a Box 2008, with only 3 realtracks (saxo, axoustic guitar and pedal steel).

Finally, I have decided to buy my own Band in a Box. I have read I can buy the new Band in a Box 2010, but I have a doubt. What is the real diference of Ultrapak, Everything pak and Audiophilepak.

I want to make music with Band in a Box, and most important to me is the realtracks. I think that the three versions I said have the same realtracks....I must decide to buy Ultrapak....real?


#51309 - 12/22/09 08:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What to buy? [Re: Gonover]
silvertones Offline

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 7235
The Ultrapak Plus has the programs, all Real Tracks and all Real Drums.
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#51310 - 12/22/09 08:48 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What to buy? [Re: silvertones]
Matt Finley Online   content

Registered: 07/12/00
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Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
This info is from the PG Music Store:

Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK with RealBand:

Learn More...Includes RealTracks Sets 1-82 (ALL!), RealDrums Sets 1-29 (ALL!), Styles Sets 0-77 (ALL!), Soloist Sets 1-11 & 16-20 and Melodist Sets 1-8. Available on disc or a portable USB Hard Drive!

Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK with RealBand:

Learn More...Includes RealTracks Sets 1-82 (ALL!), RealDrums Sets 1-29 (ALL!), Styles Sets 0-77 (ALL!), Soloist Sets 1-11 & 16-20, Melodist Sets 1-8, the Songs & Lessons PAK and the Video Tutorial PAK. Available on disc or a portable USB Hard Drive!

Band-in-a-Box Audiophile Edition with RealBand:

Learn More...Purchase the Band-in-a-Box Audiophile Edition with RealBand, and you'll receive a 1.5TB USB Hard Drive that includes ALL the WAV Files for RealTracks Sets 1-82, and RealDrums Sets 1-29 (ALL!), Styles Sets 0-77, Soloist Sets 1-13 & 16-20, Melodist Sets 1-8, The Band-in-a-Box Video Tutorial PAK, the Songs & Lessons PAK, and until December 31, 2009 the FREE BONUS 10-PAK!

The UltraPak gets you all of the Real Tracks currently offered, using compressed .WMA files. The audiophile version has the original, never-compressed .WAV versions of the same files. They take about 10 times the space, load (regenerate) somewhat faster, and sound, to some users, somewhat better, and are intended to be mixed in commercial projects.

If you could be more specific with your question, we could be more specific with the answers. Good luck with your purchase!
BIAB 2018 Win Audiophile; [& 2018 Mac UltraPak]. Software: Mixcraft, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

#51311 - 12/22/09 11:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: What to buy? [Re: Gonover]
Andrew - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 3781
Loc: Victoria, BC
Hello Gonover,

The UltraPlusPAK and the EverythingPAK both have all the currently available RealTracks and RealDrums. Either one of these is an excellent deal, and would take your current count of 3 RealTracks, to close to 400 RealTracks instruments. The difference is that the EverythingPAK also has all of the add-ons listed here:

The AudioPhile is like an EverythingPAK, but it has all of the RealTracks audio files in their original uncompressed wave file format. This makes it much larger, and it is shipped on a 1.5 TB hard drive. The compressed files which we normally ship are very good quality, but some people prefer to have the never-compressed files.
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#TBT - The First Audiophile Edition

A blast from the past... the introduction of the Audiophile Edition with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5!

The first Audiophile purchase included the WAV files for all the RealTracks & RealDrums that were available at that time: RealTracks Sets 1-9 and RealDrums Sets 1-20. It shipped pre-installed on a 250GB USB hard drive - take a look...

Wondering what else was introduced with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5? Click here to see the "Band-in-a-Box 2008.5 New Features List."

RealBand 2018 Interactive Online Upgrade Manual Available!

The newest addition to our Online Manuals support page is the RealBand 2018 New Features Guide!

Just like the other Online Manuals now available on our Support page, this Upgrade Manual can be easily navigated by chapter, or using the main Table of Contents window!

New Interactive Online Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Manual for Mac!

We've added an Online Manuals option to our Support page, where you can access an interactive online Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac User's Guide!

The Online Manual can be easily navigated by chapter, or using the main Table of Contents window! Also available on our Online Manuals page is the PDF files for Band-in-a-Box® 2017-2018 Full manuals & Upgrade manuals.

User Feedback - Run as Administrator

Our Forum is a great resource for all your Band-in-a-Box questions (and a GREAT place to connect with other program users!)

Among the many forums available, we have a User-to-User Tips & Tricks forum - perfect for sharing your own technical tips and tricks for any PG Music product!

Like the recent post by jford: You Should Run BIAB and RealBand As Administrator!

Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest - Over 25 Entries!

We recently launched an Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest with 4 prizes of $150!

So far, there are more than 25 entries! Have a listen to these entries and submit your own song here.

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 be accepted.
-Multiple entries are permitted.
-Submit your song to the "Xtra Styles 5 Contest" forum, before the deadline. (This contest runs until September 30th)

For complete information on this contest, click here.

New Online Band-in-a-Box and RealBand Manuals

Do you hate digging around for manuals as much as I do? Now you can access the most recent Band-in-a-Box® and RealBand manuals with just a few clicks on the new Online Manuals section of our website.

The PDF manuals for version 2017 and 2018 are available now. Plus, we're adding online versions of these manuals too! The Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Windows User's Guide is complete, and the Mac User's Guide will be coming very soon. We're even adding a search feature to make it even easier for you to find features that you are looking for - stay tuned!

You Could Win $150 PG Bucks with our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest!

Want to WIN $150 PG Bucks? Join the entries already submitted into our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest! When the contest closes on September 30th, we will be picking 4 winners (1 per genre)!

What you need:
-Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK or Audiophile Edition
-Xtra Styles PAK 5 Windows | Mac
-a song written using one of the 160+ fully-mixed Styles included in your Xtra Styles PAK 5 purchase.

Complete contest rules list here.

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