It's Time - NAMM 2017!
Peter, Catherine, Tobin, Charlie, and Gaelan are hard at work today setting up for The NAMM Show!
This year we are in Hall E, booth 1054. If you're at NAMM this year, be sure to pop by and say "Hi!" - they'd love to shake your hand!
Click here and you'll see Charlie & Gaelan finishing up the setup of our booth!
Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Build 457 Update for Windows!
Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Users!
The latest patch update 457 is available - this is available for download here.
Build 457 includes an updated Help File & Manual, more than 30 fixes, and 2 improvements!
Get To Know the 12-Key Hi-Q Tab Feature - Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows
One of the new features we added with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 is the 12-Key Hi-Q Tab RealTracks. Click here to listen & watch this new feature in action!
New! 12-Key "Woodshedding" RealTracks
Many people use the RealTracks feature in Band-in-a-Box® to learn how to "play like the pros." This is because you can see notation, tab, on-screen guitar, and more as you hear the music. Now we've taken this to a higher level, by providing some "12-Key" RealTracks that have been recorded in all 12 keys! In previous versions, you might decide to learn to play by studying the parts played by the RealTracks artists, and watch the notation to do so. Many people have found this a great way to learn, but it had the following issues:
-Since RealTracks were based on only 5 keys, they were transposed much of the time, which would make the guitar part unplayable for a student in some cases.
-The tab/notation was good for guitar, but lacked some precision and graphical representation of bends, pull-offs, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.
We have solved that by creating some Guitar RealTracks with recording in all 12 keys! So you can see what a pro would play over an Ab chord, and you won't see them play on a G transposed up to an Ab, and carefully transcribed notation, with correct bend/hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides... So now you (we!) students have no more excuses! You can watch and learn from the pros!
Plus, Hi-Q Guitar RealCharts are available with highly accurate and readable notation, including new graphical markings for bends, slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs! To see these in action, load in one of the 12-key Hi-Q notation RealTracks by Brent Mason. You can also enter your own guitar notation using these features. Just right click on a note to set its properties to include bends, slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.
User Tips & Tricks - Track Categories in RealBand
Our Forum is a great place to ask your questions, share your songs, and help out other users with your own Tips & Tricks!
For example, forum user rharv posted the recent Track Categories in RB thread, where he explains the advantage of using the Track Categories within RealBand.
Check it out here.
Not a member of our Forum yet? Join the conversation when you create your own account here.
It's Almost Over - Band-in-a-Box® Special Ends January 15th!
Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®... Special Ends January 15th!
There's only a few days left to purchase your Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box at discounted pricing... offers end January 15th!
Xtra Styles PAK 2 for Band-in-a-Box®:
Over 160 professionally mixed RealStyles in 4 volumes: Rock-Pop 2, Jazz 2, Country 2, and Bluegrass and World 2, $15 each. Get the All Xtra Styles PAK 2 (4 volumes) for only $29 (reg. $49).
Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box®:
Over 160 professionally mixed RealStyles in 4 volumes: Rock-Pop 1, Jazz 1, Country 1, and Singer/Songwriter 1, $15 each. Get the All Xtra Styles PAK 1 (4 volumes) for only $29 (reg. $49).
Want them all? The All Xtra Styles PAK 1 & 2 Bundle is the package for you with ALL 8 volumes (325 RealStyles) for the special price of only $49 (reg. $98)!
Includes: Includes all 325 RealStyles from PAKs 1 (released summer 2016) AND 2 (released December 2016), for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, Singer/Songwriter, and Bluegrass & World.
Listen to all the Xtra Styles demos here.
Purchase for Windows here.
Purchase for Mac here.
Note: All of the Xtra Styles in Volumes 1 & 2 work with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or later UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition with a 2016 49-PAK.
Act Now - The Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Special Ends January 15th!