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."

January 20, 2017

Band-in-a-Box® Live Demonstrations at The NAMM Show!

If you're attending The 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim (January 19-22, 2017), make sure you stop by the PG Music Booth... We're located in Hall E - Booth 1054.

We'll be providing detailed Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows demonstrations & scheduled performances by RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo!

January 20, 2017

Watch Cory Pesaturo's NAMM Performance!

We "went live" on Facebook yesterday to cover Cory's performance at our NAMM booth (1074).

Not on Facebook? We've added the video to our YouTube page too!

Click here to watch Cory's performance!

January 19, 2017

RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo NAMM Performances!

We have scheduled RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo for 2 performances every day during The NAMM Show!

If you're attending The NAMM Show this year, stop by our booth 1054 (in Hall E) to catch one of his performances:
Thursday - 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM
Friday - 11:45 AM & 3:30 PM
Satuday - 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM

Cory is a World Digital Accordion Champion & World Acoustic Accordion Champion. You'll find his RealTracks contribution in RealTracks Set 268 : Gypsy: Accordion, Piano, and Guitar. Learn more about Cory on his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

January 18, 2017

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!

January 18, 2017

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!

January 17, 2017

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!

Detailed information:
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.

January 17, 2017

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.

January 13, 2017

It's Almost Over - Band-in-a-Box® Special Ends January 15th!

You're running time to order your Band-in-a-Box® upgrade and save up to 50%!

Order before January 15th for great savings on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK!

Mac users - Place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

Windows users - Place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

...or give us a call.

January 12, 2017

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.

January 12, 2017

Act Now - The Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Special Ends January 15th!

Time is running out! The Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand special pricing ends January 15th!

Order before then and save $20 when you purchase all 3 volumes for just $29 (reg $49). Individual volumes are available for $19 each.

Learn more about the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand special - choose your OS here:
Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand - Mac
Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand - Windows

January 10, 2017

Beginners Forum - How Sound is Routed...

Every wonder exactly how the sound in Band-in-a-Box is routed to your speakers? It's one thing to explain it in writing, but it's often easier to understand this process when you see it as a diagram.

And that's exactly what you can do when you take a look at the forum post pghboemike shared in our Beginners Forum - Click here to check it out!

Great explanation pghboemike - thank you for sharing!

Do you have a handy tip to share with Beginners to Band-in-a-Box or music tech in general? Join our forum and post to our Beginners Forum today!

January 10, 2017

The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special Ends January 15th!

There's still time to order your Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac upgrade and save up to 50%!

Order before January 15th for great savings on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK! Learn more about the features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

Place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm or give us a call.

The special pricing we are offering for the Xtra Styles PAKs and Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand end January 15th also!

Learn more about the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand special... all 3 volumes for just $29 (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/celticguitarmasterclass.mac.htm

Listen to demos & learn more about the Xtra Styles PAKs 1-2, which are on sale for $29 each volume (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=mac

January 10, 2017

The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Special Ends January 15th!

There's still time to order your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows upgrade and save up to 50%!

Order before January 15th for great savings on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK!

Learn more about what's new in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm. When you're ready, place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm or give us a call.

The special pricing we are offering for the Xtra Styles PAKs and Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand end January 15th also!

Learn more about the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand special... all 3 volumes for just $29 (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/celticguitarmasterclass.htm

Listen to demos & learn more about the Xtra Styles PAKs 1-2, which are on sale for $29 each volume (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

January 09, 2017

Submit Your Video Testimonial Today!

Want to share with others how much you love Band-in-a-Box? You should create a Video Testimonial and send it to us, just like these other users did!

Submit your video, and when we use it on our website (and YouTube page) we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK! Click here to learn more.

Check out the Video Testimonials we've received so far: www.pgmusic.com/videotestimonials.php

January 09, 2017

Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

One of the many new features we're excited to share with the new 2017 version of Band-in-a-Box is the redesigned GUI!

Click here to jump to the GUI enhancements explanation in our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows New Features Video.

We have redesigned the main screen with many requested improvements, including a new, smaller footprint, configurable toolbars, a tabbed interface, the progress bar, and more. The toolbar area is now 1/3 of the previous vertical height. All of the same buttons are available through the tabbed interface. Select a toolbar on the tabs and then the button you want to use. Re-order the buttons by drag and drop. Customize your own toolbar by adding any buttons in any order. Use the floating, movable, resizable mixer. There are three modes for the toolbar:
-New, smaller, configurable toolbar with tabbed interface.
-Old, taller toolbar, with fixed on-screen mixer (useful for people with hi-res screens).
-DAW mode. This makes a small screen, always on top, useful for drag and drop of files to your favorite DAW.

There are even more additional features on the new GUI - Click here to read about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows.

January 06, 2017

YouTube Find - EWI etude with Band in a Box®

We came across this home studio performance video on YouTube... they're using the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows version & playing along with an EWI5000.

Click here to watch the video

January 06, 2017

Add a Band-in-a-Box® Keychain to Your Order for Only $5 US!

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 from: www.pgmusic.com/bb_keychain.htm

This keychain is automatically supplied when you choose the $10 Flash Drive option! Add this to your order and you'll receive a 32 GB USB Flash Drive that conveniently includes all the installation files for your purchase!

January 05, 2017

Xtra Styles PAKs - Special Offers Extended to January 15th!

In December we released more Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®... Volume 2 is now here, with 160+ new RealStyles!

We offered special pricing on purchasing these until December 31st - and we've extended this offer until 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.

January 03, 2017

Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series - Sale Extended to January 15th!

New to our collection of software: the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand!

This is a video Master Class with world-class Celtic guitarist Quinn Bachand. There are 3 volumes, each one hour long. 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).

The Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand is on special until January 15th - all 3 volumes for just $29 (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/celticguitarmasterclass.htm
Mac user? Click here.

(Note: If you're a Band-in-a-Box user, you're likely familiar with Quinn's playing on many of the RealTracks - including the Celtic guitar, Bodhran, Irish Bouzouki, and banjo! Listen to demos of all Quinn's RealTracks here.)

January 03, 2017

The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Special is Extended to January 15th!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Special has been extended to January 15, 2017!

Order your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows upgrade during our special and save up to 50%! Plus, most Band-in-a-Box purchases during our special also include a Free Bonus PAK! This includes:

4 MIDI SuperTracks:
Accordion, Rhythm GypsyJazzCompCory Sw 220
Piano, Rhythm SoulJazzMike Ev 130
Piano, Rhythm BluesShuffleMike Sw 130
Organ, Rhythm BluesShuffleMike Sw 130

--and--

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

You can add the Bonus 49-PAK for just $49 and get ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 Instrumental Studies, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, and 59 Styles for Rediscovered RealTracks/MIDI SuperTracks! (These Add-ons are not included in any other package.) Learn more about the Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK here: http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2017.htm.

December 29, 2016

Happy New Year from All of Us at PG Music Inc.!

We'd like to wish you and yours all the best in 2017! We hope everyone enjoys a safe New Years Eve celebration!

If you need to get in touch with us, our sales department will be open! Our weekend hours are:

Saturday, December 31: 7:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Sunday, January 1: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Monday, January 2: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)

Please note: our Technical Support team is not available on weekends or holidays.

www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

December 29, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® Special - There's Still Time!

There's only a few days left for our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Special, which ends December 31st!

If you haven't ordered your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows upgrade yet, act fast for great savings on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK! Place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm or give us a call.

Learn more about what's new in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm

The special pricing we are offering for the Xtra Styles PAKs and Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand end December 31st too!

Learn more about the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand special - all 3 volumes for just $29 (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/celticguitarmasterclass.htm

Listen to demos & learn more about the Xtra Styles PAKs 1-2, which are on sale for $29 each volume (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

December 28, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Full New Features Video Available!

Take a look at our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows New Features Video for an in depth look at what's been added with this new version! You can view the video here.

Here is an index for the video:
Introduction to Band-in-a-Box®
New Style Demos
Changes to the GUI & More
New Style Picker Features & More
12-key Hi-Q-TAB & More
Chord Builder & More

Learn more about Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows here: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.htm

December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays from PG Music!

From all of us at PG Music Inc., we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

A few things to note:

On December 24, 2015 our phone lines will be open until 6pm PST.

We will be closed on December 25, 2015.

On Monday, December 26th our Sales Department will be here from 8am-4pm PST.

For complete contact information, visit: www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

December 23, 2016

Video - Get to Know the Floating Mixer in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

Check out our new video, which highlights some of the great new mixer enhancements and the fully-featured floating mixer in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows.

You can find the video here:
Band-in-a-Box 2017® for Windows - Mixer Enhancements


Important note: this new floating mixer was added in 2017 build 455 - available from the support page, here.

Video index:
Basic Functionality
Soloing Enhancements
Muting Enhancements
Mixer Piano Enhancements
Floating Mixer Resizing

December 23, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 Build 455 Update Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows users... a MAJOR patch update is available!

One of the exciting additions with this new patch update: The main screen mixer and floating mixer have been replaced with a new one!

Here are some improvements of the new mixer:
-It can be resized when floating.
-When resized to a larger size, there is a new Tone slider instead of just the dial.
-The piano shows animated keys when moving the mouse over them.
-The piano keys are velocity-sensitive. Clicking on the bottom of the key will play maximum velocity (127), and clicking on the top will play minimum velocity (30).
-The Solo buttons do not effect the status of the Mute buttons anymore. When un-soloing a track, the previous Mute state of all the tracks will be returned. Also, when a track is virtually muted, it will display a different Mute button image than if it is actually muted.
Soloing a track can be additive or subtractive now by right-clicking or Shift-clicking. This means that more than one track can be Soloed. Left-clicking will -cause the old behavior: that track will be the only solo'd track.

To learn more about this patch & download it, click here.


December 22, 2016

Band-in-a-Box User Submission - Quick Preview of 2017!

Want to quickly see the new look in Band-in-a-Box® 2017?
Forum user Pipeline created a great post that does just that - and it's great! Check it out here.

Thanks Pipeline!

December 22, 2016

PG Music Holiday Hours

The holiday season is here! Our availability this season is:

Sales:
Monday - Friday: 6:00AM to 7:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Saturday: 7:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Sunday & Holidays: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8) This includes December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2016.

Technical Support:
Monday - Friday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Please note: Tech Support is not available on weekends or Holidays.

NOTE: We will be closed on Sunday, December 25th.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

December 21, 2016

Over 80 New Features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows has over 80 exciting new features and enhancements!

Some of these great new features include:

-GUI for main screen has been redesigned!
-We’ve added a new VST Synthesizer, the sforzando SFZ Synth!
-Chord Builder has been enhanced with "Chord Theory" section.
-12-Key "Woodshedding" RealTracks.
-Hi-Q Guitar RealCharts.
-RealTracks & RealDrums Enhancements using Elastique 3!
-Natural Arrangements option has been added
...and so much more!

To learn more about the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017, visit: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm.

December 21, 2016

PowerTracks Pro® Audio 2017 is Here!

The new PowerTracks® Pro Audio 2017 has arrived! There are many new features & enhancements, including :

-Music XML (notation export/import) has been enhanced. We've worked with Finale, GuitarPro, and Sibelius to enhance features and compatibility with Music XML.
-Support for time-based VSTi plugins such as EZ drummer, Jamstix, Rapid Composer, etc.
-Pitch shifting and tempo stretching has been greatly enhanced with the integration of the newest version of the world-leading Elastique 3.
-The Guitar Notation display has been enhanced. You can now enter and display guitar bends, slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs with notation graphics indicating these elements.
...and more!

Visit http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm to learn about all the new features in PowerTracks® Pro Audio 2017.

December 20, 2016

Xtra Styles PAKs - Special Pricing Until December 31st!

This month we released more Xtra Styles PAKs! Volume 2 is now here, with 160+ new RealStyles!

We're even offering special pricing on purchasing these until December 31st!

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.

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

Listen to all the Xtra Styles demos here.

Purchase for Windows here.
Purchase for Mac here.

December 20, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® Delivery By Christmas!

If you are in Canada or the USA, it's not too late to order your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows and receive it in time for Christmas!

For Express Shipping only:
United States and Canada: Orders must be placed before 1:00 pm Pacific time on December 22nd.

Of course, you can always order online anytime at www.pgmusic.com and be downloading most products within minutes!

December 19, 2016

NEW - Xtra Styles PAK Volume 2 Video!

Check out our newest video for the Xtra Styles PAK 2, featuring audio demos for all the new styles:
www.pgmusic.com/?vid=2dCDruCtaKk

Video index:
Content Summary
Country Demos
Rock-Pop Demos
Jazz Demos
Bluegrass & World Demos

Purchase Xtra Styles for Windows here.
Purchase Xtra Styles for Mac here


December 19, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Build 454 Update Available!

A Free Update Patch for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows is available - build 454. This can be downloaded here.

Summary:
Added: New Features button to the toolbars.
Added: "C13#5#9" and "C13sus#5#9" are new supported chords for Band-in-a-Box.
Updated: Help files and manuals.
Improved: Popup menus will open aligned to the button that opens them, instead of at the current mouse position.
Improved: The Hi-Q selection dialog is resizable.
Improved: The Hi-Q selection dialog can exclude keywords (anything starting with ! is excluded).
Improved: If attempting to drag and drop onto the drop station, the [WAV], [M4A], and [WMA] quadrants might higlight red if the render cannot be done. A flash message explaining why will be displayed if the mouse is released over the quadrant.
Fixed: Problems saving custom toolbar configuration on some systems.
Fixed: Opening the Lead Sheet, moveable PianoRoll, or moveable Notation Window would cause the Audio Edit window to close.
Fixed: The Freeze and Simple popup menus did not display customized or auto-generated track names.
Fixed: The "101 Essential Riffs and Phrases" buttons in the Practice window would not open a song when chosen.
Fixed: Turning off MME "Output always on" would not take effect until exiting Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: "C13#11", "C13#5#9#11", and "C13sus#5#9#11" were each list twice in the chord builder.
Fixed: Drag and drop from the drums track would not work if the track contained a RealTrack, and "Use VSTi/DXi Synth" is disabled in the MIDI/Audio Drivers Setup dialog.
Fixed: "Select Hi-Q MIDI Synth Patch" was not an available menu item for the Drums track.
Fixed: When choosing "Select Hi-Q MIDI Synth Patch" a warning flash message would be displayed if SampleTank is not installed.
Fixed: After done editing text in the Bar Lyrics layer, the Section Text layer, or editing a chord (eg using CTRL+F2), the application would lose focus and not allow chord entry. This might also cause a "ding!" to be heard.
Fixed: The width/height of print preview and save to jpg is preserved, and ratio checkbox added.
Fixed: The bar numbers are now drawn below the staff in the case of printout or LS displaying a single clef bass track.

December 16, 2016

NEW - Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series for Windows & Mac!

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

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. 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).

We're offering all three volumes for the special price of $29 until December 31st! (reg: $49)

Learn more & order it for Windows here.

Learn more & order it for Mac here.

Watch the trailer: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=aNe-illEYf0

December 15, 2016

Get Your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Order Before Christmas!

If you haven't ordered your Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Windows yet, and are hoping to get it in time for Christmas - it's not too late!

For Express Shipping only:
United States and Canada: Orders must be placed before 1:00 pm Pacific time on December 22nd.
Outside of North America: Orders must be placed before 1:00 pm Pacific time on December 20th.

Due to the additional shipments that postal services worldwide process this time of year, we can no longer guarantee that shipments placed with a Mail Delivery option will arrive in time for Christmas.

Of course, you can always order online anytime at www.pgmusic.com and be downloading most products within minutes!

December 15, 2016

NEW Songwriting Forum!

We've just launched a new Songwriting Forum intended for discussions, tips-and-tricks, sharing resources, and posting questions about songwriting!

Get the conversation started when you log in to your forum account and post about songwriting here!

December 14, 2016

RealTracks Patch Update Available!

If you've purchased any of the new RealTracks Sets 254-277 we released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017, we have a patch update available!

Learn more and download here.

Summary of changes (Dec 13, 2016):

Fixed: Some incorrect set numbers listed in RealDrums and RealTracks Picker.
Fixed: Some incorrectly named RealTracks Demos folders.
Added: Missing Shots and Holds files.
Fixed: Many of the song demos from the sets of 202 New RealTracks (also _CASUALE from the "Rediscovered" bonus), have been updated to add missing memos and to fix some problems with chord progressions.
Fixed: Many style demos have been improved with memos to describe the style and song.
Fixed: Several songs demos are fixed to remove unneeded frozen tracks.
Fixed: _BYNIGHT, _GOGETER, _SONGBRD and _THOUGHT song-generation issues.

Note: A separate 'Audiophile' edition patch is not required.

December 14, 2016

NEW Video - Get To Know the 202 new RealTracks Released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows

Check out our latest video which includes a content summary of the 202 just-released RealTracks included in RealTracks Sets 254-277 (plus a RealTrack Style demo for each set)!

View the video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=N4EArCV0iks

Information and demo files are also available at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.202newrealtracks.htm

December 13, 2016

202 NEW RealTracks Released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

We recently released 202 new RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 & RealBand 2017 with great new Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Country, and World styles!

To listen to all the demos of these great new RealTracks & RealDrums, visit: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.202newrealtracks.htm.
You can also see the detailed list when you visit this forum post created by Peter Gannon.

All 202 new RealTracks Released with Sets 254-277 are included in any Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows PlusPAK upgrade, UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition purchase.

On top of these 202 new RealTracks, there are 24 additional BONUS RealTracks available exclusively in the 49-PAK. These include Mexican Norteno and Mariachi, Brent Mason Soloists and Simple Soloists, 12-Key Jazz Guitar Comping with Oliver Gannon, 12-Key Country Pedal Steel from Eddy Dunlap, Punk Drums, Mike Rojas Organ & Piano Country Rock... and more! Listen to demos of these RealTracks on our Bonus PAKs page: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2017.htm.

Just looking for 1-2 sets? Purchase them individually here. We also sell RealPAKs separated by genre:
Jazz RealPAKs
Rock-Pop RealPAKs
Country RealPAKs

December 13, 2016

The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special is Back!

We've relaunched our Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac special... just in time for the holidays!

During our special all First-time packages and most upgrade packages include a Free Bonus PAK of Add-ons that consists of 1 Artist Video Performance, 3 MIDI SuperTracks, and 4 Instrumental Studies. If you are purchasing your 2016 version, you can upgrade your Free Bonus PAK to the 2016 49-PAK to receive ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, and 15 Instrumental Studies... but only until December 31, 2016!

To learn more about the 2016 Bonus PAKs, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2016.htm

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

We've also released 161 NEW Xtra Styles with the All Xtra Styles PAK 2 for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Bluegrass & World! Purchase these by genre, or get them all for the special price of only $29 (reg: $49). www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=mac

Note: this is for Band-in-a-Box® version 2016.

December 12, 2016

NEW! 2017 49-PAK Video for Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

During our December Special you can add a 49-PAK to your Band-in-a-Box purchase for just $49!

The 49-PAK includes ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 Instrumental Studies, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, and 59 Re-discovered RealStyles & MIDI SuperTracks.
NOTE: These Add-ons are not included in any other package.

Learn more and listen to some samples of the included RealStyles when you check out this video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=KKfsZyV7VLw

December 09, 2016

Bonus PAKs Available with Band-in-a-Box® 2017!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows during the month of December and we'll include a FREE Bonus PAK that includes 4 MIDI SuperTracks & 4 Instrumental Studies!

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

Choose to upgrade this to a 49-PAK and you'll receive NEW Add-ons that are not included in any other package! There are 24 additional UNRELEASED RealTracks, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, 18 Instrumental Studies, and 59 Re-Discovered Styles (36 RealTracks Styles & 23 MIDI SuperTracks Styles) - all for just $49!

Learn more about the Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK & listen to audio demos here.

Note: the $49 Program Update does not include a FREE Bonus PAK.

December 09, 2016

Henry Hartman Video Testimonial!

Check out the latest Video Testimonial we received from Band-in-a-Box® User Henry Hartman - click here to watch.

Interested in creating your own Video Testimonial? Review the details here - if you submit a video of your own, we will give you a Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK!

All of the submitted videos can be reviewed at www.pgmusic.com/videotestimonials.php

December 08, 2016

$0 Down Easy Installments Option!

When you purchase from us directly - over the phone, or on www.pgmusic.com - you have an option to choose our $0 Down Easy Installments payment plan!

How does it work? At the time of purchase, you pay $0 for your order for 30 days. The total of your invoice will be split equally, and charged every 30 days for 4 months after the initial purchase.

You can enjoy your software, with four convenient monthly payments, and no added interest charges or service fees!

This option will be offered during the checkout process. Ordering over the phone? Mention this payment option and our Customer Service Team will arrange this for you!

December 08, 2016

New Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®!

With the Band-in-a-Box® 2017 release, we also released more Xtra Styles PAKs!

We're even offering special pricing on purchasing these until December 31st!

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.

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

Listen to all the Xtra Styles demos here.

December 07, 2016

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows was released on December 1st, and we've already received some great feedback!

Here's what users are saying...

"Coolest program around! In my opinion, the sound of the music is much improved with the 2017 upgrade!"
"Every one of the new RealTracks sounds fantastic. 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!"
"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)!"
"These RealTracks are an incredible achievement. Like the others above me, 'Wow' was the first thing that sprang to mind!"
"Receiving my installation on a flash drive is perfect!"
"I am impressed with the new RealTracks, to say the least!!! Can't wait to get creative with this excellence!!!!"
"I like what I am hearing!!! Awesome stuff, PG Music!"
"The new RealTracks are stupendous!"
"I just installed 2017 for Windows and and while it took a few minutes to become familiar with it. The end result is a MUCH more usable application UI. It looks like someone spent some serious time re-thinking how a UI should operate for BiaB and did an awesome job on the re-design."
"The first few demo's I played with only 2017 RealTracks... WOW, Felt almost like being 12 again. Absolutely incredible marriages and sounds to hear."

December 06, 2016

Announcing RealBand 2017!

There are 50+ New Features added to the just-released RealBand 2017!

RealBand is included with all Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows packages. Purchase your upgrade here!

Some of these great new features include:

RealTracks have been enhanced with better tempo stretching and pitch shifting (Elastique 3), better phrase transitions, Natural Arrangements option for more natural playing, faster opening of the RealTracks Picker, better tempo swapping, demo volume control, and more!

The media player control now has a volume control in various dialogs like RealTracks, RealDrums, Loops, and UserTracks Picker. If the demos are too loud/soft relative to your other music, you can independently control this.

sforzando SFZ synth has been added!

Tempo pitch shifting and tempo stretching has been greatly enhanced with the integration of the newest version of the world-leading Elastique 3.

12-Key RealTracks and Hi-Q Guitar RealCharts on tab/notation are included.

VST Tempo Sync has been enhanced for plugins like Addictive Drums, Rapid Composer, EZ drummer, and Jamstix.

...and more! To see the complete list of new features, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm, scroll down, and click on the RealBand 2017 tab.

December 06, 2016

Band-in-a-Box®... on a USB Flash Drive!

We've just rolled out a new way to receive any Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase (either First-time or Upgrade)... Now you can choose to have your installation files shipped to you on a USB Flash Drive instead of DVDs!

That's right.... for just $10 more, you'll receive a 32 GB USB Flash Drive that conveniently includes all the installation files for your purchase - we'll even throw in a free Band-in-a-Box® keychain with your Flash Drive order!

Learn more...

When placing your order online, the shopping cart will prompt you to select this option before you enter your payment information. Ordering over the phone? Just mention this preferred method for delivery type!

December 05, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® and RealBand 2017 for Windows are here with over 80 NEW features and enhancements, 202 NEW RealTracks, 34 MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, 24 available "Bonus" RealTracks (during the December special), and more!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows 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! Click here to read about all the new features!

Plus, Until December 31st, 2016, 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/bbwin.packages.htm

Watch the new features video...

December 05, 2016

NEW! Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand!

Ever wanted to learn how to play Celtic Guitar from a pro? Try out our just-released program, the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand!

If you're familiar with Band-in-a-Box & RealTracks, you may have already heard Quinn playing along with your song - his contributions include the Celtic guitar, Bodhran, Irish Bouzouki, and banjo.

Click here to watch the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series [Trailer]!

November 29, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® for Beginner's - New Forum!

New to Band-in-a-Box® ? We've created a Beginner's Forum that's the perfect place to post resources ideal for those starting with Band-in-a-Box®.

If you're not new to Band-in-a-Box®, that doesn't mean you can't join in the action! Pop over to the new forum to join in the discussion & share your knowledge too!

November 28, 2016

#MusicMonday - Listen to All These Great Songs!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® Radio page... there are hours of songs to listen to - all shared with us by our Forum Members!

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!

November 25, 2016

Get the Most Out of Band-in-a-Box® with Add-ons!

Get the Most Out of Band-in-a-Box® with Add-ons!

We offer a huge selection of Add-ons to help you get the most out of Band-in-a-Box®!

On top of RealTracks & RealDrums, we offer sets of MIDI SuperTracks, MIDI Styles, MIID Soloists, MIDI Melodists, MIDI Essential Phrases & Riffs, MIDI Fakebooks, Video Tutorials, and more!

Choose your OS to learn about all the Add-ons available:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Add-ons
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Add-ons

Not sure if what Add-ons you already have? Within Band-in-a-Box®, choose Help | What Add-ons do I have? - there you'll see a list of what is installed already!

November 25, 2016

The "I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube" Forum is a HIT!

If you've been watching videos on YouTube and come across one that had music from Band-in-a-Box (or a Band-in-a-Box tutorial), we now have a Forum you can share this too!

The new "I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube" Forum is a great place to see, hear and help to publicize how Band-in-a-Box is used on YouTube and other sites (tutorials, backing tracks, etc.).

This special forum was created in September 2016, and since then more than 30 videos have already been shared! Have a look here.

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from PG Music!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American customers & friends - we hope that everyone enjoys the holiday!

November 23, 2016

Generate Vocals Using Sinsy!

A new feature added with Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac was the feature to hear Band-in-a-Box® singing, with built-in support for the popular online vocal synth "Sinsy."

Tobin explains this feature within our Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac New Features video, here.

Have you added Sinsy vocals to your Band-in-a-Box® song yet?

November 23, 2016

Shared UserTracks - Accordion, RhythmWithBass IrishJig Sw 120

Forum User "Icelander" has embraced the UserTracks feature in Band-in-a-Box®, and shared his latest creation earlier this week - Accordion, RhythmWithBass IrishJig Sw 120!

This can be reviewed and downloaded here.

Icelander has described this UserTrack as:
A rich sounding accordion playing a bouncy rhythm reminiscent of the Irish "Jig", including a steady "walking" bass line to complete a full-fledged backing instrumentation. it can thus stand easily on its own as well as alongside other swinging instruments, jig or otherwise.===Over an HOUR of playing data, in uncompressed .wav files for approx. 400 Mb in size!

November 22, 2016

Speed Up Chord Entry with the K Quick Copy Feature! #TipTuesday

By simply typing "K" at a bar (followed by Enter key), you can instantly copy the last 8 bars to the current position. By adding additional keys in the K command, you can customize this shortcut (e.g. typing K12,3 would copy from bar 3 for 12 bars to current position). The current position is advanced to the bar beyond the copy. This speeds up song entry!

For example, if you're entering a song that has a repeating section of chords for 8 bars, type in the first 8 bars of chords and then move to bar 9, and then type: k [ENTER].

The last 8 bars will be copied to bar 9-16, and the cursor will be moved to bar 17, so you're ready to continue with the tune. If you get to bar 25, and would like the chords from 1-8 to be copied to 25-32, type k,1 and this will copy 8 bars from bar 1 to bar 25.

NOTE: The chords always get copied. The Melody, Soloist, and Lyrics also get copied if these items are set in the Copy Chords and / or Melody dialog (Edit | Copy Special | Copy From.. To..).

Watch the video to see this feature in action: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=A25QaoEUC_E

November 22, 2016

RealTracks Artist Mike LeDonne - Salon Session

Recently, Mike LeDonne sat down with Sheila Anderson of www.wbgo.org/ for a Salon Session - Click here to listen!

Mike has been a RealTracks Artist since 2010, with RealTracks Set 90: Jazz Organ. Learn more about Mike LeDonne when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page here.

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