Band-in-a-Box

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows and Mac!

Users LOVE Band-in-a-Box®! Here's what they're saying...

"Band-in-a-Box® is the swiss army knife of music production tools."..."This is the BEST track backup program I have heard!"..."I just love it,and it improves how I play the different instruments that I play!"..."The new interface alone is worth the update!"..."A must-have for any songwriter on a budget."

May 26, 2017

Holiday Hours - Memorial Day (USA)

Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day in the United States.

Since we are located in Canada, this will not affect our hours of operation.

Customer Service:
6:00AM PST to 7:00PM PST

Technical Support:
10:00AM PST to 5:00 PST

May 26, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Build 175 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac customers can install the latest patch update (Build 286) here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support_macintoshupdates.htm#2017_175

Summary of changes:
Added: The RealTracks Settings dialog now has a choice of low/medium/high for Elastique stretching quality, instead of just high quality on or off (high quality disabled meant medium).
Fixed: The "Select Hi-Q MIDI Patch Plugin" menu item should be available to the Melody, Soloist, and Thru tracks.
Fixed: Audio Unit plugins would be erased from the exclude list while booting up Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: Plugins on the Thru track should not be removed when loading a style or song.
Fixed: Sforzando and Amplitube should not be listed in the Plugins dialog unless they are installed.
Fixed: Keyboard input might stop working after using the Preferences dialog.
Fixed: Clicking on a mixer piano would send the event to the default synth, rather than the plugin on that track.
Fixed: Options > Return to Factory Settings... would cause various problems (eg. the chord sheet would be squished to the left)

May 25, 2017

Get Inspired with Band-in-a-Box® Radio!

Are you new to Band-in-a-Box and interested in hearing what other program users are creating with the program? Visit our Band-in-a-Box® Radio page! www.pgmusic.com/bbradio.htm

Here you can shuffle through all of the User Showcase songs that are shared on SoundCloud without ever leaving our website. Categories include: Recent, Featured, Country & Folk (1, 2), Jazz (1, 2), Rock & Pop (1, 2), and Song Requests.

Like what you hear? Each song playing includes a link to the original forum post, so you can leave a comment if you'd like! Found an artist you want to hear more from? There is also an option to visit the Artist SoundCloud page!

Want to share your own Band-in-a-Box creations? Make sure to post them to our User Showcase Forum!

May 25, 2017

Time is Running Out! Act Now for Special Pricing for the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand!

We're offering all three volumes of the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand! for the special price of $29 - Offer Ends May 31st! (reg: $49)

Watch the trailer...

Quinn has not only mastered Celtic guitar (he did so at a very young age), he is also an expert on jazz and gypsy guitar! Quinn is a great teacher, and knows all the theory and terminology to describe what he is teaching. These videos included in the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series are highly recommended. There are 3 volumes, each one hour long ($19 per volume). Quinn cover techniques, chord theory, voicings and walks you through 17 "must-know" tunes. This is for the intermediate-advanced guitarist, and covers Celtic guitar styles (some folk and old-time covered as well).

Learn more & order it for Mac here.

Learn more & order it for Windows here.

May 24, 2017

The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac 49-PAK

Add the 49-PAK to your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac purchase to receive ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 18 Instrumental Studies, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, and 59 Re-discovered RealStyles & MIDI SuperTracks for just $49!

Listen to the Demo files for the Bonus RealTracks, and learn more about the MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, and Rediscovered RealTracks/MIDI SuperTracks when you visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2017.htm

Attention Mac Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Audiophile Customers! If you purchase your 49-PAK at the same time as your Audiophile Upgrade purchase, we'll make sure you receive the AIFF files for the 24 additional RealTracks pre-installed to the Audiophile hard drive!

Video - Vonus 49-PAK Overview

May 24, 2017

YouTube Find - Morning Morning, Featuring Band-in-a-Box®!

YouTube user harddaysnite recently shared an original tune created using Band-in-a-Box®... and it sounds INCREDIBLE!

YouTube Video - Morning Morning

May 19, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - Special Upgrade Pricing Until May 31, 2017!

On April 20 we released Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac with over 80 new features, 202 New RealTracks, and more!

To celebrate this release, we are offering special pricing on Upgrade packages (up to 50% off!) until May 31st!

Find the upgrade package for you when you visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

May 19, 2017

Holiday Hours - Monday, May 22nd

We're celebrating Victoria Day on Monday, May 22.

Our hours for the long weekend will be:
Customer Service:
Saturday, May 20: 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Sunday, May 21: 8:00am - 4:00pm PST
Monday, May 22: 7:00am - 6:00pm PST

Technical Support:
Closed (will re-open Tues, May 23 at 10am PST)

May 18, 2017

#TBT - Customer Feedback Comic Strip

We love hearing feedback from all our customers - and really appreciate it when they add their own personal touch! Like this comic strip we received in August 2015 from Avalina Kreska with the note "Just my way of saying thanks for producing such awesome software."

Click here to see the comic strip.

Thank you Avalina!

May 18, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Windows Build 464 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 464) here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#464

Added: The RealTracks Settings dialog now has a choice of low/medium/high for Elastique stretching quality, instead of just high quality on or off (high quality off meant medium).
Fixed: Chord sheet fonts were limited to a maximum size that would not quite fill the cells. This would cause superscript extensions to sit too high above the roots.
Fixed: Elastique stretching items were missing from the RealTracks Settings dialog.
Fixed: If pasting a single line of text into a layer using the layer context menu, nothing would be pasted.
Fixed: If pasting multiple lines of text into a layer, the last line would be skipped.
Fixed: Shift+Arrow keys were not working to highlight regions on the chord sheet.
Fixed: The "Select Hi-Q MIDI Patch Plugin" menu item should be available to the Melody, Soloist, and Thru tracks.
Fixed: The Help button in the MultiDrums dialog did not do anything
Fixed: The media player in the Hi-Q patch dialog did not have a volume control.
Fixed: The number pad keys 0, 1, 2 would trigger looping features are inappropriate times (eg. when in the song memo, or when selecting the chorus ending bar, etc.)
Fixed: The visual metronome would take over the StylePicker window when playing song demo.
Fixed: When running Band-in-a-Box with factory settings the floating mixer would appear in the top left corner of the screen the first time it was opened.
Fixed: When the "auto-resize" is enabled for the floating mixer, stopping playback should only move it back to the maximized position if it was in that position prior to playback.

May 16, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - Toolbar Modes #TipTuesday

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac offers you more control over your toolbars!

With the redesigned GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017, there are now 3 modes for the toolbar! To switch between them, use the the Mode Selector buttons (located at the top left of the screen).

The three modes are:
1. Smaller, configurable toolbar with tabbed interface.
There's a [CUSTOM] tab in this mode that lets you select buttons you want to see in the order you want!

2. Taller toolbar with fixed on-screen Mixer, useful for people with hi-res screens.
All your buttons are there!

3. DAW Mode.
This makes a small screen, always on top, useful for drag and drop of files to your favorite DAW.

#TipTuesday Want a faster way to switch between your custom toolbar and the taller toolbar? Just select Cmd-T!

May 15, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - Special Audiophile Upgrade Option!

Are you currently using a Band-in-a-Box® 2016 Audiophile Edition hard drive? We have a special upgrade price just for you!

During our Mac special, which ends May 31st, registered users of a Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Audiophile Edition can purchase the 2017 Audiophile Upgrade for only $199! This limited-time offer is available at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.audiophile.htm or by calling us directly. www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm.

The Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition ships pre-installed on a high-speed USB 3.0 hard drive. This package is similar to the EverythingPAK, however it includes the uncompressed AIFF files for the RealTracks & RealDrums - perfect if you're looking for the highest level of lossless audio!
Note: Due to the large size of these files, the Audiophile Edition is not available for download.

To review all the different Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac packages, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

Ordering your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Audiophile Edition for Mac, and you're interested in adding the 49-PAK (which includes 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 18 Instrumental Studies, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, and 59 Re-discovered RealStyles & MIDI SuperTracks)? If you purchase your 49-PAK at the same time as your Audiophile Upgrade purchase, we'll make sure you receive the AIFF files for the 24 additional RealTracks pre-installed to the Audiophile hard drive!


May 15, 2017

Special Pricing - Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand Until May 31!

We're offering all three volumes of the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand! for the special price of $29 until May 31st! (reg: $49)

Anyone familiar with our RealTracks will recognize the name Quinn Bachand - his RealTracks collection includes the Celtic guitar, Bodhran, Irish Bouzouki, and banjo!

Watch the trailer...

Quinn has not only mastered Celtic guitar (he did so at a very young age), he is also an expert on jazz and gypsy guitar! Quinn is a great teacher, and knows all the theory and terminology to describe what he is teaching. These videos included in the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series are highly recommended. There are 3 volumes, each one hour long ($19 per volume). Quinn cover techniques, chord theory, voicings and walks you through 17 "must-know" tunes. This is for the intermediate-advanced guitarist, and covers Celtic guitar styles (some folk and old-time covered as well).

Learn more & order it for Windows here.

Learn more & order it for Mac here.

May 12, 2017

YouTube Tutorials by EricBlackmonGuitar!

Check out this helpful tutorials created by EricBlackmonGuitar:

Video - How To Play A JAZZ GUITAR Improv SOLO Starting With ONE NOTE

You'll notice Eric using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks within his YouTube lessons!

Learn more about endorsing artist Erick Blackmon at www.pgmusic.com/endorsers.php?e=6.

May 12, 2017

Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

Get inspired with Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box® and RealBand!

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 $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 $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 $98!
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.

NOTE: All of the Xtra Styles in Volumes 1 & 2 work with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition with a 2016 49-PAK.

Listen to all the Xtra Styles demos here.

Purchase your Xtra Styles PAKs at http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php.

May 11, 2017

#TBT - Band-in-a-Box® Demo at Musikmesse 2015!

Take a look at this "action shot" of Tobin when he presented a Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for Windows Demo at Musikmesse 2015!

View image - click here!

We love demoing Band-in-a-Box® at Trade Shows - thank you to our German Distributor M3C Systemtechnik for hosting us!

May 10, 2017

Purchase a Band-in-a-Box Keychain Today!

Did you know... for just $5 you can add your very own Band-in-a-Box® keychain to any order you place with us!

When placing an order for any item on our website, our shopping cart will offer to add this item to your shipment.

You can also purchase it on its own, here: www.pgmusic.com/bb_keychain.htm

Or, if you are purchasing a DVD installation of our products, you can choose to have the files shipped to you on a flash drive for only $10 more - and it will include a Band-in-a-Box keychain!

May 10, 2017

User Tip - Don't forget to adjust Reverb, Pan, and especially Tone!

Long-time Forum User Matt Finley recently shared his thoughts & tips within our Band-in-a-Box for Windows forum, where he discusses tone, reverb, and pan in Band-in-a-Box (and why should experiement with altering their values). Read more about this within the post: Tip: Don't forget to adjust Reverb, Pan, and especially Tone.

Great tips Matt - thanks!

Have a tip of your own to share? Click here to create your forum account and join the conversation!

May 08, 2017

The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac PlusPAK Upgrade Option!

Are you currently using the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK for Mac, and interested in upgrading to the 2017 version of Band-in-a-Box®? Of course you can choose to purchase the $149 UltraPlusPAK Upgrade from Version 2016, but what if you aren't interested in a new hard drive? That's where the PlusPAK comes in! This is the ideal upgrade for any Mac 2016 UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK user looking to add the newest features of version 2017 and 202 new RealTracks (Sets 254-277).

The PlusPAK is available as a download, on DVD, or choose to receive your installation files on a flash drive for an additional $10!

The PlusPAK upgrade option is on sale for only $99 until May 31st! Learn more: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.pluspak.htm

May 05, 2017

National Cartoonist Day - Pat Marr's Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial

Happy National Cartoonist Day!

Do you know any Cartoonists? We do! Forum user Pat Marr shows off some of his skills with his Band-in-a-Box® Video Testmionial: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=XF2ebkIFXnM

All of the Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonials we've received so far can be viewed at www.pgmusic.com/videotestimonials.php.

Interested in creating your own Video Testimonial? We'd love to see it! There is detailed information on this process here.

May 04, 2017

#TBT - Japanese Band-in-a-Box® 6.0 Program Manual!

Look at what we came across during some recent spring cleaning: The Band-in-a-Box 6.0J Program Manual - image

What a blast-from-the-past! This older Japanese version of Band-in-a-Box was available in 1996!

May 04, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Mac Build 173 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac customers can install the latest patch update (Build 173) here: www.pgmusic.com/support_macintoshupdates.htm#2017_173

Summary of changes for Version 2017 Build 173:
Changed: Update patches are downloaded into "/Band-in-a-Box/Data/Updates" instead of "/Band-in-a-Box/Data".
Updated: 2017 PDF full and upgrade manuals.
Fixed: "Memo:" should not be showing in the Titles dialog.
Fixed: A mixer patch description would be blank for RealDrums on non-drums tracks.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash if user clicks on any of the main menus while booting up.
Fixed: Blues chords were showing up when importing xml.
Fixed: Choosing to save a song would ask to "save as", as if the song file did not already exist.
Fixed: Drag and drop from Master to MIDI quadrant would fail with errors.
Fixed: For some cases of opening or saving a file (eg choosing VST plugins), the file dialog would not open in the right directory.
Fixed: If running Band-in-a-Box in a language other than English, automatic updates should not report available English update patches.
Fixed: If you select a song in the Titles dialog then sort by something, it jumps to the top and loses your selected song.
Fixed: If you type in random words in the filter in the Titles dialog it shows up with lots of entries.
Fixed: In the notation window regular advance in editable mode should advance to the 1st or 3rd peg of a beat that has 4 pegs on it.
Fixed: Program could freeze when saving to xml.
Fixed: Program would crash if attempting to save xml to root of hard drive.
Fixed: Small omissions/typos in Artist Bio's.
Fixed: Step advance issues in the notation window.
Fixed: The [Defaults] button in the Titles dialog reveals a whole bunch more hidden empty columns.
Fixed: The [Save list] button in the Titles dialog doesn't function.
Fixed: The [Show all] button in the Titles dialog doesn't work. It deletes the text but doesn't show you all the songs available.
Fixed: The extended RealDrums patch descriptions were not displaying on the mixer.
Fixed: The 'F3' hot key symbol did not display in some popup menus.
Fixed: The menu item "Insert Current MIDI chord" should display command+return as the hot key instead of control+return. Both work, but control+return is impossible to do with one hand on a standard Apple keyboard.
Fixed: When opening an XML file, the current song would be erased if the user clicked Cancel in the file open dialog.
Fixed: When you select a style with your cursor or keyboard and hit return, the StylePicker closes but your selected style wasn't chosen.
Fixed: Whole song was not saved to xml.

May 03, 2017

User Find - Which Key is the Saddest (video)

There are happy songs, sad songs, suspenseful songs... the list goes on-and-on!

Watch this video (found by forum user pghboemike), which discusses which key is saddest. Take the knowledge with you and transpose one of your existing songs and hear how happy (or sad..) it sounds! https://youtu.be/6c_LeIXrzAk

Great find pghboemike - thanks for sharing!

May 03, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Bonus PAKs!

During our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac release special we're adding a FREE Bonus PAK (which includes 8 Add-ons) to your Band-in-a-Box purchase*!

The FREE Bonus PAK includes:
4 MIDI SuperTracks:
Accordion, Rhythm GypsyJazzCompCory Sw 220
Piano, Rhythm SoulJazzMike Ev 130
Piano, Rhythm BluesShuffleMike Sw 130
Organ, Rhythm BluesShuffleMike Sw 130

4 Instrumental Studies:
Bass, Electric\Funk\Soul Funk, Sw 120
Guitar, Electric\Blues and Rock\Punk Rock Soloist, Ev 165
Guitar, Acoustic\Folk\2-part Fingerpicking, Ev16 075
Piano, Acoustic\Country\Bent Note Rhythm, Sw 110

Looking to add even more to your purchase? Add ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 18 Instrumental Studies, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, and 59 Re-discovered RealStyles & MIDI SuperTracks with the 49-PAK for just $49!

To learn more about all these Add-ons visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2017.htm.

*Note: The $49 Pro Upgrade does not include the FREE Bonus PAK.

May 02, 2017

YouTube Find - Don't Take Your Love From Me

W recently came across Ian Boyter's YouTube Channel, and it's filled with some great videos of his performances - a lot of them use Band-in-a-Box backing tracks!

Watch the video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=w9JZSez_YBM

May 01, 2017

User Tips - Options for Mastering Your Band-in-a-Box Album

Forum User Joanne Cooper has released 9 full albums, and wants to share with everyone what she has learned in the process with her latest blog post, Options for Mastering Your Band-in-a-Box Album - make sure you check it out! While you're there, take a look at the Blog Archive - Joanne's blog posts are always well written and informative!

May 01, 2017

Customers Love the NEW Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

We've received some amazing feedback about the new Band-in-a-Box® 2017 & 202 new RealTracks!

"Every one of the new RealTracks sounds fantastic."
"What a surprise upon seeing and trying the new interface!! Just one word WOWWWW!!!"
"It is amazing 'the heights' to where PG Music has taken BIAB."
"Natural Arrangements Feature: Whatever magic this does, I'm hearing better voice leading in the guitar and piano on my Bossa Nova song with advanced extensions. I'm really liking this!"
"A big BRAVO to everybody in your team!"
"What a sensational spread. Most impressive. Thank you!"
"Love the dual layer chord view! How great is that. I like being able to see two alternative notations together (especially Nashville and standard notations)!"
"I am amazed at improvements which now makes it the best multi-tasking music program available!"
"Band-in-a-Box is my main go-to software for quickly creating music."
"The Band-in-a-Box musical output is hands down better than all the rest!"
"I am impressed with the new RealTracks, to say the least!!! Can't wait to get creative with this excellence!!!!"
"These RealTracks are an incredible achievement. Like the others above me, 'Wow' was the first thing that sprang to mind!"
"The new RealTracks are are stupendous!"
"I like what I am hearing!!! Awesome stuff, PG Music!"

What's your favorite new feature? Let us know in the forum, or feel free to post your comments to: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.comments.htm

April 28, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Windows Build 463 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 463) here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#463

Summary of changes for Version 2017 Build 463:
Added: In the PDF manual, clicking on the Bookmarks navigation pane, Table of Contents, or Index will jump to the corresponding page. (Note: To use the navigational elements, you need to open the PDF manual in Adobe Reader.)
Fixed: When associating file types with Band-in-a-Box, the user would get the success message "File types are now registered for songs..." when the process failed.
Fixed: When unassociating file types with Band-in-a-Box, the user would get the success message "File types are now NOT registered for songs..." when the process failed.
Fixed: If opening a Band-in-a-Box song from Windows explorer, and specifically choosing the "Open" command instead of "Play", playback would start anyway.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might ask to associate file in Windows Explorer even if they are already set.
Fixed: Right-clicking on a Band-in-a-Box song in explorer and selecting play would not open the song.
Fixed: Associating file types only works if the exe is named "bbw.exe".
Fixed: Various Conductor hot keys were not working.
Fixed: Some number-pad keys were not working in the song memo.
Fixed: Toggling Loop Section with the 1 key would not display a message.
Fixed: With factory settings, it appears as if "Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth" is selected in the MIDI driver setup dialog even though it is not. The user might click Cancel because it appears that the driver is already selected.
Fixed: When in the MIDI driver setup dialog, clicking on Audio Settings should connect/disconnect MIDI drivers. Eg. the user might be attempting to connect to ASIO4ALL, which often does not work with the Microsoft GS Wavetable MIDI driver.
Fixed: Some RealTracks Artist Bio's typos/omissions.

(note: This patch will update Band-in-a-Box® 2017 to Build 463 from any previous 2017 build.)

April 27, 2017

Video - Tony Lee Glenn's Final Version - Relic

We recently shared a video submitted by Band-in-a-Box user Tony Lee Glenn that was his detailed explanation for exporting audio from Band-in-a-Box for use in an Adobe Audition. Want to see the final product? Check out this video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=EUicsf2lyyc

Great Job Tony!

April 27, 2017

The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac New Features Video

Learn more about all the new Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac version with this video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=iT9tXELeayM

Read more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

April 25, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Special - Up to 50% Off for a Limited Time!

Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac with over 80 new features, 202 New RealTracks, and more!

To celebrate, we are slashing upgrade prices for a limited time! Until May 31, 2017 you can save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Upgrade!

View all the purchase options for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm.

A summary of our special upgrade prices:
Band-in-a-Box® Pro:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $59 (reg: $69)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $69 (reg: $79)
Special 2017 Program Update from 2016: $49
**Requires Version 2016. Includes version 2017 program updates only. (No other Add-ons or Bonus PAK) **available for a limited time!**

Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $89 (reg: $149)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $99 (reg: $159)

Band-in-a-Box® PlusPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $99 (reg: $129)
(The PlusPAK is designed to upgrade 2016 UltraPlusPAK & EverythingPAK users who are downloading their upgrade or do not want to purchase a new hard drive)

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPlusPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $149 (reg: $279)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $169 (reg: $299)

Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $169 (reg: $379)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $189 (reg: $399)

Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition:
Upgrade from 2016 Audiophile Edition: $199 **available for a limited time!**

Learn more about the new features available in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm.

April 25, 2017

Picture - RealTracks Artists Oliver Gannon and Neil Swainson Perform!

A member of our PG Team snapped this great photo of RealTracks Artists Oliver Gannon and Neil Swainson as they shared the stage with Tony Genge and Kelby MacNayr this past Sunday for a great show put on at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC!

Click here to take a peak!
[from L to R: Tony Genge (piano), Oliver Gannon (guitar), Neil Swainson (bass), and Kelby MacNayr (drums)]

Learn more about all of the RealTracks Artists when you visit www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php.

April 24, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Video - Everything You Need to Know in Under 6 Minutes*

Learn more about the new Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac version when you check out our latest video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=JO9RHH29uKU

In this video you'll see the new GUI, hear the new RealTracks & RealDrums features, 12-key Guitar RealTracks with Hi-Q Tab/Notation, UserTracks enhancements, Chord Sheet enhancements, and more!

A complete list of the new features added to Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac can be viewed at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

April 21, 2017

202 New RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Audio Demos!

We've added 202 new RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Mac - that's double the 101 that we've typically released in the past!

202 REALTRACKS in 24 sets:
-- Country, Folk and World - 10 sets, 59 RTs
-- Jazz, Funk and Blues - 6 sets, 63 RTs
-- Rock and Pop - 8 sets, 79 RTs

...and 24 BONUS REALTRACKS are also available! www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2017.htm

The 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box 2017 are included in the UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, Audiophile Edition, and PlusPAK upgrade purchase options. Visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm to pick the right purchase for you.

Want the additional 24 BONUS RealTracks? Those are available when you add the 49-PAK to your Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Mac purchase! To learn more about the 49-PAK, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2017.htm.
The 49-PAK can be added to your order within the shopping cart.

For a detailed list of the new RealTracks and to listen to demos, click here.

April 20, 2017

Ordering is Easy! Special Frequently Asked Questions

If you've ever asked yourself questions like:
How can I order Band-in-a-Box?
How is the program delivered?
Can I have my previous purchases shipped to me?
...etc.

We have the perfect forum post for you! Click here to read through and find your answer!

Didn't find what you were looking for? Contact us directly and we'll be happy to help!

April 20, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here with over 80 NEW features and enhancements, 202 NEW RealTracks, 34 MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, 24 available "Bonus" RealTracks (until May 31st), and more!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac has over 80 exciting new features and enhancements! The main screen GUI has been redesigned with many requested improvements, including a new, smaller footprint, configurable toolbars, and more. RealTracks sound better than ever with improved stretching and transposition quality (Elastique 3), better phrase transitions, and Natural Arrangements. We have added new "Woodshedding" RealTracks called 12-Key Guitar RealTracks from Brent Mason played in 12 keys with Hi-Q (precise) Tab/Notation which is ideal for studying and learning. There are many RealDrums enhancements including Half/Double/Triple time, Multiple Drum/Percussion/Loops on one drum track, and more. There is a dedicated Song Titles Browser with metadata info on over 8,000 popular songs. UserTracks enhancements include Half/Double/Triple time, rests, 3/4 waltz support, and more. We've added a new VST Synthesizer (sforzando SFZ Synth) with support for the popular .SFZ sound format, as well as PG Music’s Hi-Q sounds... ...and more!

Plus, Until May 31st, 2017, SAVE on most upgrade packages and receive a Free Bonus PAK of Add-ons that includes 4 MIDI SuperTracks & 4 Instrumental Studies! Or upgrade to the 49-PAK and get ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, 18 Instrumental Studies, and 59 re-discovered RealStyles & MIDI SuperTracks! Learn More...

To find the Upgrade package right for you, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

Watch the new features video...

April 18, 2017

User Trick - Add a Little Color Back to GUI

Our Forum is a great place to be! We have many rooms to post to, including the Tips & Tricks for sharing (and reading) technical tips and tricks related to our software!

Like the recent post by Pipeline, which shares his trick for adjusting the colors within the Band-in-a-Box® for Windows GUI: Click here to read the Forum post: Add a little Color Back To GUI.

Thanks Pipeline - it looks GREAT!

Have a tip of your own to share? Click here to create your forum account and join the conversation!

April 18, 2017

The Final WINNER In Our Band-in-a-Box® Giveaway is...

Our Band-in-a-Box® Giveaway was an exciting addition to the last few weeks! Our final winner is William D. - CONGRATULATIONS!

To summarize, from March 20 - April 17 we were giving away one Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK each week... 3 winners in all!
Week 1: Doug S.
Week 2: Mike
Week 3: William D.

We hope that they all enjoy getting started with Band-in-a-Box®!

April 17, 2017

PowerTracks Pro Audio - User Song!

Forum user rharv shared a song created within PowerTracks Pro Audio to our PowerTracks forum - be sure to listen! Click here to download this song.

Artists Notes: Recorded in PT a few years back.
Things of note I remember:
guitars/vocals/mandolin by Jeff Solvig, who came here from Chicago to lay his tracks (to a click)
Weeks later I brought Tim Dubay in to play drums. He listened to it 2 times and said "OK I'm ready".
Then played some very nice drums.

I just recorded everything and did bass and strings.

/I intentionally left extraneous talking, squeaks, etc .. thought it added something
//been digging thru old stuff lately between recording sessions, this one was fun to find

April 17, 2017

The Latest Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Review

"For the music student, music educator, and for the passionate musician, this is definitely a program you'll want..."
Steve Lubetkin - Jewish Community Voice

Click here to read the recently published Band-in-a-Box® review, written by Steve Lubetkin (a computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey).

April 13, 2017

YouTube Find - Band-in-a-Box® Japanese! #TBT

Band-in-a-Box® is translated into many different languages, including Japanese. Take a look at this great video created by our Japanese Distributor! Click here to watch.

Check our their YouTube Channel for more great Band-in-a-Box videos!


April 13, 2017

User Tutorial - Band-in-a-Box® with Adobe Audition

Submitted by Band-in-a-Box user Tony Lee Glenn, this video is a detailed explanation of how Tony exports audio from Band-in-a-Box for use in an Adobe Audition multi-track mix, using his song Relic. Also explained is how Tony generates editable audio and imports into a digital audio workstation (DAW) for mixing and overdubbing additional audio. Click here to watch.

Great video Tony - thank you for sharing it!

April 12, 2017

Enhance Online Lessons with Band-in-a-Box® Accompaniment!

Adding Band-in-a-Box® accompaniment to your video lessons sounds great!

Like the recent uploaded lesson by Troy Brenningmeyer: Click here to watch...

Great job! To see more of Troy's lessons, visit his YouTube Channel.

April 12, 2017

Holiday Hours - Happy Easter!

Our Easter Weekend hours are:

Customer Service:
Good Friday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Saturday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Easter Sunday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Easter Monday: 6:00AM to 7:00PM PST (GMT -8) (regular hours of operation)

Technical Service:
Closed. (Will re-open Monday, April 17 at 10:00AM PST)

All of our hours and contact information list here.

April 11, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Patch Update (Build 157) Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac users can download the latest patch (Build 157) here.

Summary of changes for build 157 (since build 156):
Fixed: Previewing a chord (Shift+Enter) would not display notes on the mixer pianos.
Fixed: Audio recording might not work on the first take.
Fixed: When recording audio, disabling "Retain past last take" would not work.
Fixed: It was not possible to enter note-based lyrics if the Notation Window was floating.
Fixed: The VU Meters dialog would not display any activity while the Record Audio dialog was open.

Note: If you don't already have Build 143 or higher (released Oct 13 2016), there is also a plugins installer which you should download in addition to the new build. Download the MIDI and Audio Plugins installer.

April 11, 2017

Happy National Barbershop Quartet Day!

Today is National Barbershop Quartet Day!

Did you know that we offer The Barbershop Quartet within our Multimedia Performance Series?

With 2 volumes available for just $49 each, The Barbershop Quartet includes your favorite Barbershops songs PLUS an interactive multimedia history of barbershop singing in America.

Learn more about all the great features in this program when you visit http://www.pgmusic.com/barbershopquartet.features.htm.

Click here to view the song list for The Barbershop Quartet Volumes 1 & 2.

April 10, 2017

The Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Medley Maker

The Medley Maker feature is perfect for creating your own medley of Band-in-a-Box songs!

Within Band-in-a-Box, click on the [Song Form] button within toolbar, and choose Medley Maker from the menu (or choose File | Import | Medley Maker).

From there, just add your songs and press [Make Medley NOW].

Learn more about this feature when you check out our Band-in-a-Box 2008 New Features video.

April 10, 2017

User Find - Woodshedding: Three-Way Path to Improvising

Our forum is a great place to connect with other PG Music product users!

A recent post to our Woodshedding - Learn to Play! forum shares a great video called Three-Way Path to Improvising - be sure to check it out!

April 07, 2017

RealBand 2017 Build 7 Update Available!

There's a new RealBand 2017 patch update available for downloaded here: www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2017_7

Note: This is considered to be a beta update because it is new.

Summary of Changes for 2017 Build 7 (April 6, 2017):

Fixed: Potential access violation during ASIO playback.
Fixed: Always On ASIO is now automatically restarted after suspend to prevent issues with it not working properly afterward.
Fixed: Title of the program sometimes changed to "file converter" after importing a WAV file. This would be noticeable in the Windows Task Bar, or when alt-tabbing, etc.
Fixed: Errors when recording multiple tracks at once with build 6.

April 06, 2017

#TBT Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows NAMM Demonstration

Time to take a look back to January 2013... a snapshot of Peter Gannon's Band-in-a-Box Demonstration of Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows: Click here for image.

Read the New Features list for Band-in-a-Box® 2013 for Windows: www.pgmusic.com/pdfs/bbwin_version_2013.pdf

April 06, 2017

User Video - Circling The Drain

Forum user Rob Buford has shared a great video for his song Circling The Drain - Click here to join the conversation!

April 05, 2017

The OmniPAK Puts It All Together!

Can't get enough of our software? Check out our OmniPAK purchase option!

Our OmniPAK ships pre-installed on a hard drive, and includes the Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK with ALL the RealTracks, RealDrums and Styles Sets, PowerTracks Pro Audio, the entire Pianist Series, the entire Multimedia Performance Series, and much more! We even offer an OmniPAK Audiophile Edition!

Learn more: www.pgmusic.com/omnipak.htm

April 05, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® for Mac - Beta Testers Wanted!

We're looking for current users of Band-in-a-Box® for Macintosh to help us test some of our latest features.

Requirements to be a Beta Tester:
-Current user of Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Macintosh.
-Member of the PG Music forums.
-Available to spend the time required for testing.
-Broadband internet connection recommended.

If you are interested, click here to learn more and fill out the form. Make sure to include your name, forum display name, and email address.

April 04, 2017

RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson Vermont Dates

John Jorgenson and his quintet will be performing in Vermont from April 6-9! As part of the Vermont Creative Schools Initiative, all of their shows will feature contributions from their students - how great is that?!?!

Learn more about this event here.

Listen to demos of John's RealTracks contribution when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

April 04, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2016 for Mac Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac users can download the latest patch (Build 156) here.

Patch summary:
Added: In the PDF manual, clicking on the Bookmarks navigation pane, Table of Contents, or Index will jump to the corresponding page. (Note: To use the navigational elements, you need to open the PDF manual in Adobe Reader.)
Fixed: Some modal dialogs do not allow copy/cut/paste of text (eg. the Song Memo dialog).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash while booting up if Amplitube 3 is installed. This is likely to happen after upgrading to macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Fixed: The Plugins dialog would list MIDI plugins for tracks that contained RealCharts. All 4 plugin slots should only list audio plugins for RealTracks.
Fixed: Proper song location information was only sent to plugins during playback.
Fixed: It was not possible to add MIDI plugins to the Melody or Soloist tracks if they were blank.
Fixed: Pressing the Delete key while in the notation window would delete the current chord.
Fixed: It was not possible to enter chords while in the notation window.
Fixed: Shots, Holds, or Pedal Bass in B substyles RealTracks might play too loud or too quiet because the global Holds dB offset was not being applied.
Improved: Shots and Holds for Direct Input RealTracks can be assigned unique Holds library numbers, and unique decibel offsets.
Fixed: Choosing MIDI SuperTracks would not ask to load or un-load a Hi-Q patch.
Fixed: Many electric guitar styles, when using the DI versions, would have very loud shots and holds. These are now balanced.
Fixed: RT1795 & 2403 were mistakenly listed as 'Banjo'. This has been corrected to 'Acoustic Guitar'
Fixed: Record from any bar would open the record dialog instead of letting the user choose a bar to record from.
Fixed: Some dialogs would not respond to the Esc key for automatically pressing the Cancel button.
Fixed: Some VST plugins would show a blank window when first opening, and then show a blank ghost window when closing.
Fixed: Transposing song would not transpose any notes before bar 2 of the Melody and/or Soloist tracks.
Fixed: After importing an audio file, the audio track would not automatically open on the mixer.

April 03, 2017

YouTube Find: Jazz Piano Tutorial with Band-in-a-Box® Accompaniment!

Make it to the end of this Beginner Jazz Piano Tutorial (Sample) by Freejasslessons.com on YouTube, and you'll hear some Band-in-a-Box® backing tracks!

Watch the video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=hGvZK2xMwgs

April 03, 2017

We Have Another WINNER In Our Band-in-a-Box® Giveaway!

We're thrilled with the response to our Band-in-a-Box® Giveaway, which runs from March 20, 2017 to April 9, 2017... we're giving away one Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK prize each week!

Our second random draw for a winner took place today - there were more than 1,600 entries! Congratulations Mike!

There's still one prize left to be won! Click here for your chance to win!

Contest rules

March 31, 2017

Welcome to the PG Team Tyler!

We are pleased to say that we've added Tyler to our Customer Service Team!

You'll soon see him active here on our Forum, and may have already spoken to him on the phone or by email.

Welcome to the team Tyler!

March 31, 2017

Make Band-in-a-Box® POP with Customizable Color Schemes!

Band-in-a-Box® installs with an easy to view color combination that is customizable! For more information, choose your OS:
Windows
Macintosh

You can access additional Chord Display settings (font, color, layers, etc.) by clicking on the [Chord Display] button on the toolbar!

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