Band-in-a-Box

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows and Mac!

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

"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."..."Band-in-a-Box® is the swiss army knife of music production tools."

August 26, 2016

The Xtra Styles PAKs Special Ends August 31st!

Our Xtra Styles PAKs special ends on August 31st!

Until then, you can purchase all 164 new RealStyles for only $29! Or, purchase all the Xtra Styles and the 49-PAK for the limited-time low price of $49 - this purchase option is only available during our special!

Demos and purchase options are available here: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

Have you already received your new Xtra Styles? Check out the Xtra Styles Song Contest we're running right now! You could win $150 PG "Bucks"!

August 25, 2016

JAWS Script for Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows!

If you are a Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows user and require the use of JAWS Screen Reader, we have news! The recently released Band-in-a-Box 2016 patch update includes the latest JAWs script!

Among the many Fixes and Additions with this patch update, the following will be applied to your Band-in-a-Box 2016 when installed:
"Highlight selected cell" checkbox added to Display Options. If enabled, the currently selected cell will be highlighted instead of just out-lined. Select "Cell highlighting" in the color picker to pick the highlighting color. This feature is useful for JAWS Screen Reader users.

You can download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows update patch at www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#436

If you don't have the latest JAWS scripts for Band-in-a-Box, you can download them here.

August 24, 2016

New Forum - Help! Tech S.O.S. (Off topic)

Have you ever had a tech question regarding computer related or music equipment issues, and didn't know where to post on our forum? Well, now you do! We've created a new forum called Help! Tech S.O.S. where you can post your problems and request assistance.

This will be a great forum to post to when you need assistance that doesn't have to do with our products. A few examples of posts that would be shared here include:
- my guitar sound has a buzz when I plugin to my guitar
- which type of guitar strings are best for a telecaster?
- my iPhone won't charge -why?
- what's a good set of home speakers for a living room.
- should I buy an android or iPhone?
- what's a good entry level saxophone to buy?
- is a 4K TV worth it?

August 24, 2016

Tell Us Your Favorite Features in Band-in-a-Box & RealBand

Are there features in Band-in-a-Box and RealBand that you absolutely love? Let your voice be heard - post about these to our new forum My Favorite Things!

This new forum is also a great place to review the features that other program users love - you never know... you may learn something new about the program, and have your "favorite list" grow too!

August 23, 2016

The Xtra Styles Song Contest for Band-in-a-Box

If you've purchased your Xtra Styles PAK for Band-in-a-Box 2016, make sure you enter the Xtra Styles Contest that we are running until September 30th! We have one prize for each category: Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter. The winners will receive $150 US "PG Bucks" for a future Band-in-a-Box purchase!

Entering the contest is easy! Learn more about the contest, including how to submit your song, here!

We will announce the winners in October!

August 22, 2016

Xtra Styles PAKs Special Pricing - There's Still Time!

Attention all Band-in-a-Box 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, and Audiophile Edition customers!!!

If you haven't purchased your All Xtra Styles PAK yet, there's still time to enjoy our special pricing of just $29! This price is available until August 31st - more information is available at www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

What will you get?
164 NEW RealStyles, created using the RealTracks & RealDrums from the 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition.

What genres are available?
Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Singer Songwriter.

What is the special pricing?
$29 for all of 'em! (regular price: $49)
PLUS... we're offering a special bundle price during August: the All Xtra Styles PAK 1 & 2016 49-PAK Bundle for $49! (this is a $98 value!!!)

Why are we bundling these Xtra Styles with a 49-PAK during our special?
There are a handful of RealStyles within the new Xtra Styles which require the 49-PAK in order to work. If you purchased any UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition during our December/January special, it would not have included the 49-PAK.

If you don't have the 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition you can purchase your copy here - any of these purchases will include the 164 new RealStyles from the Xtra Styles PAK during the month of August!

August 16, 2016

There Are More Than 100 RealTracks Artists!

When you purchase all of our RealTracks and RealDrums, you're adding over 100 studio musicians to your band!

For a list of all of the RealTracks Artists, visit www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?os=win. From this page, you can read a short bio for each artist, and listen to demos of their RealTracks!

(To receive all of our RealTracks & RealDrums, purchase any UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile package)

August 16, 2016

Xtra Styles PAKs Are a HIT!

We recently released Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box® 2016. There are up to 164 RealStyles included for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Singer-Songwriter!

We're including these in every purchase of the Band-in-a-Box® UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, and Audiophile Edition during the month of August! Already have one of these packages? Add the new RealStyles to your collection with a special price of just $29 (a $49 value!)

There's been some amazing feedback from users like you who've already purchased these - thank you!"..."These are some very creative new RealStyles!"..."Very interesting and effective selections - great job!"..."The Jazz styles are GREAT!"..."Xtra Styles PAKs saves me time to get on with the music making"..."There are some excellence combinations that I would never have thought to try - great service!"..."What a fine Set!"..."There's great value with the Xtra Styles PAKs!"..."Some of these combinations would never have occurred to me - great job PG Music!"..."These sound great... really nice combos!"..."What a great addition to the Jazz styles!"..."These sound VERY good. The Singer-Songwriter in particular!"..."I like the idea of New styles from old Real Tracks."..."Demonstrates the potential of mixing and matching!"..."These are FANTASTIC!"..."Xtra Styles PAKs - what a bargain!"..."I love these new RealStyles, and can use them as-is!"..."There are some great combinations I would never have considered trying."..."These sound brilliant - what a great deal!"..."I have already begun re-doing some current projects with some of these excellent new offerings, and my list of 'favorite' styles just jumped. The ingredients may have all been pulled from my existing pantry, but the new recipes sure do create some good new eatin' comin' out of the BIAB oven."..."WOW, these are awesome!"..."What a bargain - these sound great!"..."What a great summertime surprise!"..."Seriously impressed with these Xtra Styles! Thanks PG!"..."An excellent and very fresh alternatives to create songs with an amazing musical result. As guitar player, composer, arranger and song author myself, the Xtra Styles have given me great sounding options."..."I just purchased them and they sound great!"..."Wow, these are awesome!!!!!!!!"...

Have you already purchased your Xtra Styles PAK? We'd love to hear what you think!

August 11, 2016

Detailed Video Available for Xtra Styles PAKs!

Learn about ALL the just-released RealStyles included in the Xtra Styles PAKs when you watch this detailed video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=Aev7xZXr-kk

Purchase all 164 of these new RealStyles with the All Xtra Styles PAK 1 package, on sale for only $29 during the month of August! Visit www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php to place your order today!

Did you already purchase this? Don't forget to share your songs to our User Showcase Forum - we'd love to hear how you used these new RealStyles in your song!

August 10, 2016

Video Overview - New Xtra Styles for Band-in-a-Box®

The just-released Xtra Styles PAK are a hit! Learn more about these new Band-in-a-Box® Add-ons when you watch our Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start and Demos video here: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=-7aJCe4-0x0

Additional demos and purchase options are available here: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win.

To help introduce this new Add-on purchase option, we're offering SPECIAL Pricing when you purchase all 164 RealStyles included in the All Xtra Styles PAK 1! Only $29 until August 31st! (regular price: $49)

Plus, since a handful of these new RealStyles utilize RealTracks from the 2016 49-PAK, we're offering a special purchase option during the month of August: the All Xtra Styles PAK 1 & 2016 49-PAK Bundle for $49!

Not interested in all the different Genres? We also offer these new Xtra Styles in 4 categories: Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter for only $15 each.

www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

August 04, 2016

Just Released - Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box 2016!

Now you can create new and exciting arrangments using professionally mixed RealStyles! We've been working hard, and have created 164 new RealStyles that we've split up into Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter! These new Add-ons require the Band-in-a-Box 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition.

Right now, purchase all 164 RealStyles for the introductory price of only $29! Interested in a specific genre? We've split them up, and they are available for $15 each.

Plus, since a handful of these new RealStyles utilize RealTracks from the 2016 49-PAK, we're offering a special purchase option: the All Xtra Styles PAK 1 & 2016 49-PAK Bundle for $49!

Visit www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php to listen to demos, watch the videos, or to purchase your Xtra Styles today!

*Special pricing available until August 31, 2016

August 04, 2016

RealBand 2016 Build 9 Update Available

Summary of Fixes for Build 9 (Aug 3, 2016)

-Added: Support for Xtra Styles.
-Improved: Faster generation of Loops or UserTracks in some cases.
-Fixed: Song Title now uses a text edit control that pops up on top of the Song Title field, so that the editing it will work like a normal edit control.
-Fixed: Pressing the Chorus Begin button didn't usually update the text of the button.
-Fixed: loading in an BB song with an early ending wasn't generating the early ending correctly.
-Fixed: TGS files were not loading at all for RB 2016 when loading in a BB song.
-Fixed: after getting TGS files to load, drums and piano TGS files were swapped.
-Fixed: if a BB track was excluded from a rest, shot, or held chord, and the track were regenerated, the track wasn't excluded.
-Fixed: if measure offset wasn't the default, the music may have been offset incorrectly compared to the chords entered in the chords window.
-Fixed: some newer styles that realtracks with loops in it would generate every realtrack in the style, when attempting to generate an individual track.
-Fixed: regeneration of a loop didn't work.
-Fixed: Clicking snap button in Tracks Window visually released the long button.
-Fixed: nodes sometimes showing to the left of the overview section in the Tracks Window.
-Fixed: track volume, chorus, reverb, modulation not set to default values.
-Fixed: track categories not reset to defaults in a new song.
-Fixed: Undo of generating a RT didn't always work.
-Fixed: recording of mixer moves didn't usually create the corresponding volume nodes.
-Fixed: issue of RB freezing when loading demo with DRMNBAS.STY.
-Fixed: Importing a WAV file removed all track categories.
-Fixed: Selecting "DRMNBAS.STY" in the StylePicker and hitting the Load Song Demo caused RB to crash with an Access Violation.
-Fixed: Selecting Note Names: Channel Numbers in Notation Window Options shows numbers on the notes heads, but they don't correspond to MIDI channels at all.
-Fixed: Triplets not written to XML file correctly if a triplet began with a rest.
-Fixed: Some XML files, saved by certain programs, were getting access violations when loaded into RB.
-Fixed: Generated music might be generated in wrong bar locations (out of sync with the chords shown in the bars) if there was a bar offset of zero.
-Fixed: Band menu would always show styles that weren't installed on the user's hard drive.
-Fixed: Loading in a BB song, such as SGU or MGU, might result in an access violation due to an inconsistency in the type/size of strings stored in the song structure.
-Fixed: When entering chords in the chords window, and it scrolls to new row during entering, the screen redraw/entering may not work correctly (current bar may jump to top row and redrawing temporarily messed up).
-Fixed: Changing a part marker in a song when the song is scrolled to the 2nd page of the chords window might result in the window jumping back to the beginning of the song.
-Fixed: Duration and snap-to settings in the Piano Roll Window weren't always (or usually) sticking, if you closed and reopened the window.
-Fixed: Access violation for paste with data filter and ctrl-7.
-Fixed: In Chords Window, entering a chord on beat 3 of a 3/4 bar caused the 1st beat of next bar to be erased.

You can download this patch here.

August 04, 2016

Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac - Build 132 Update Available!

Summary of changes since Build 129 (Aug 3, 2016):

-Added: Support for Xtra Styles.
-Fixed: Half/Quarter Jazz Bass variations were not installed properly with some packages.
-Fixed: Crashes would sometimes occur when loading a new song if the Audio Edit window was open.
-Fixed: Killing the Audio track would not reset the audio master tempo.
-Fixed: StylePicker media player's play button would stop and quickly start again instead of pausing.
-Fixed: StylePicker media player would not stop immediately when closing the StylePicker.
-Fixed: Hitting [Cancel] in the Display Options dialog would cause a crash.
-Fixed: "Treble Clef" and "Bass Clef" settings in Lead Sheet Options would always be disabled after opening and closing Display Options
-Fixed: "Show Bar #s" setting in Lead Sheet Options would always be set to "None" after opening and closing Display Options.
-Fixed: "Vary Style in Middle Choruses" setting was being reversed when exiting the Song Settings dialog.

Download this update here.

August 04, 2016

Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows - Build 437 Update Available!

Summary of changes for Build 437 (Aug 3, 2016):

-Added: Support for Xtra Styles.
-Fixed: Editing notation with keystrokes was not undoable.
-Fixed: "Render Song to Audio Track" was not allowed if the song had not been saved to disk yet.
-Fixed: "Render Song to Audio Track" was not undoable, and if killing an existing audio track, that was not undoable either.
-Fixed: Polish characters did not display correctly in some dialogs.
-Fixed: Error messages about QuickTime were not very clear. Now it should be more clear if the user needs a different version of QuickTime, or if it is not installed. In both cases the user is presented with a link to a page where they can install any version.
-Fixed: If a track contains a RealTrack added by the Soloist dialog, then the track color shows as yellow instead of green.
-Fixed: There were various inconsistencies with track colors between the mixer and the track radio controls.
-Fixed: Auto-generated track labels do not work for RealTracks or MIDI SuperTracks if generated by the Soloist feature.
-Fixed: Track label color was yellow for MIDI SuperTracks if generated by the Soloist feature.
-Fixed: Closing the Conductor window with a hotkey instead of the [Close] button would cause the currently active text field to be ignored

Download this update here.

July 29, 2016

August 1st is "British Columbia Day" - Limited Availability

August 1st is British Columbia Day (BC Day), and we will have limited availability that day. All departments will be closed that day except for our Customer Service (Sales) department which will be open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST.

Our complete contact information and hours of operation list here: www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

July 28, 2016

Band-in-a-Box User Bill Haden Jr - Highlighted!

Band-in-a-Box User Bill Haden Jr has been featured in this online article, which highlights his performances as a one-man band!

Take a look at the article, and flip through the 4 photos included - anything look familiar?

Congratulations on your success, Bill Haden Jr!

July 08, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® User-to-User Video Tutorials!

Along with the extensive library of Band-in-a-Box® video tutorial we share on our website and YouTube Channel, we also have some "User to User" videos created by Band-in-a-Box® users just like you! You can view these here: www.pgmusic.com/videos.user.htm

If you've created your own Band-in-a-Box® video tutorial that you'd like to see on our website, please contact our Marketing Team with the link and a request.

July 04, 2016

PowerTracks 2016 Build 5 Update Available!

Our development team has just released a free patch update for all PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016 customers!

Learn more about this patch update & download it here.

June 30, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows - Build 436 Update Available!

The latest update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2016 for Windows!

Click here to learn more about this patch update, which is a free download for all Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows users.

June 29, 2016

July 1st is Canada Day - Limited Hours

Friday, July 1st is Canada Day! Although our Customer Service Department will be open, we have limited hours that day:

Sales line and Live Help: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Tech line: Closed

Our hours will return to normal on Saturday, July 2nd.

June 23, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows - Build 435 Update Available!

If you're using Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows, there's a new patch with updates that can be downloaded! Download it here.

This patch includes:
Added: "Highlight selected cell" checkbox added to Display Options. If enabled, the currently selected cell will be highlighted instead of just out-lined. Select "Cell highlighting" in the color picker to pick the highlighting color. This feature is useful for JAWS Screen Reader users.
Added: "Play when chosen" option added to StylePicker.
Updated: Help file.
Updated: PDF User Guide.
Fixed: Clicking on the Print button in the Big Lyrics window would open the old version of the Options for Copy Lyrics to Clipboard dialog.
Fixed: Diminished chords were recognized wrong when "Treat 'dim' chord as a diminished triad (Cdim5) instead of CDim7" setting was disabled. Entering a 'dim' or 'dim7' chord would result in a 'dim5' chord. Entering a 'dim5' chord would result in no chord.
Fixed: In the Notation Window, changing modes with the right-click menu would not highlight the correct mode button (eg. from editable to regular mode).
Fixed: It is not possible to enter "Faug" as a slash chord, unless typing Roman Numerals ('iv') or Nashville Notation ('4') for the root.
Fixed: It is not possible to enter 'Fadd2' as a slash chord, unless typing Roman Numerals ('iv') or Nashville Notation ('4') for the root.
Fixed: Lines drawn under the stave in the lead sheet.
Fixed: Song memo did not show information about audio loops or UserTracks in song.
Fixed: The GUI for some VST plugins did not fit into the plugins window. An example plugin is XLN Addictive Drums 2.
Fixed: The GUI for some VST plugins sometimes change size, and the plugins window would not grow or shrink to match. An example plugin is the Roland soundCANVAS VA.
Fixed: The Higher Banks dialog was limited to 1983 patches. The new limit is 10000.
Fixed: The lead sheet print range always defaulted to the first chorus.
Fixed: The right-click menu in the Notation Window would not do anything if in non-editable mode.

June 21, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac - Build 129 Update Available

Learn more about this update and download it here.

Summary of the changes:
Added: "Highlight selected cell" checkbox added to Display Options. If enabled, the currently selected cell will be highlighted instead of just out-lined. Select "Cell highlighting" in the color picker to pick the highlighting color. This feature is useful for JAWS Screen Reader users.
Added: "Play when chosen" option added to StylePicker.
Added: Additional Chord Display layer now has an option for "Normal" display.
Added: Option to load the previous song or style "At program bootup..." added to Preferences.
Fixed: BossaTerryClark variation 3 named incorrectly in RD Picker
Fixed: Chord entry during playback was very slow.
Fixed: Command+w would close Notation Window, but not automatically switch to the chord sheet.
Fixed: Control+Minus would not set the relative tempo to 50%.
Fixed: Diminished chords were recognized wrong when "Treat 'dim' chord as a diminished triad (Cdim5) instead of CDim7" setting was enabled. Entering a 'dim' or 'dim5' chord would result in a 'dim7' chord. Entering a 'dim7' chord would result in no chord.
Fixed: Hitting TAB key while in the Notation Window would cause key input to stop working.
Fixed: If "Auto-open/close editable layers" is enabled, and a song with lyrics is opened from the Finder before Band-in-a-Box is open, the lyrics would not be loaded.
Fixed: It is not possible to enter 'Fadd2' as a slash chord, unless typing Roman Numerals ('iv') or Nashville Notation ('4') for the root.
Fixed: It is not possible to enter 'Faug' as a slash chord, unless typing Roman Numerals ('iv') or Nashville Notation ('4') for the root.
Fixed: It was not possible to select "1st/2nd/3rd" or "1st/2nd/3rd/4th" type endings in the repeats dialog.
Fixed: 'MIDI QWERTY Keyboard Wizard' feature was not working.
Fixed: Opening a song from the Finder would not automatically start playback.
Fixed: Song memo did not show information about audio loops or UserTracks in song.
Fixed: The "Play when selected" option in the Song Picker had no effect.
Fixed: The chord sheet did not work properly with keyboard layouts other than US.
Fixed: The Select Track dialog would get stuck behind the Load XML dialog.

June 20, 2016

The 49-PAK for Mac - It's Here to Stay!

If you think missed your chance to purchase the 49-PAK during our Mac special, we have news... you didn't!

We're keeping this purchase option available with the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac packages. Add it to your Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase for just $49!

Plus, we are including the 49-PAK with all regular priced purchases of the UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, and Audiophile Edition packages!

Learn more about the 49-PAK & listen to demos at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.49pak.htm.

June 15, 2016

The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 Mac Special - Last Day: June 15th!

Today is the LAST DAY of our Band-in-a-Box® 2016 Mac Special!

If you haven't ordered your upgrade yet, now is the time! We are offering up to 50% off, and you'll receive a Bonus PAK with your order! (special runs until June 15th)

Learn more about your upgrade options here: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

June 13, 2016

2 DAYS LEFT - Band-in-a-Box® 2016 Mac Special!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac special ends in 2 days! (on June 15th!)
So, if you haven't purchased your upgrade yet... there's still time!

Learn more about the purchase options for Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac here: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

More about the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac release special...

-It's a MAJOR upgrade that customers have been waiting for (including a redesigned/enhanced Chord Sheet, StylePicker, a Fake Sheet mode with repeats and 1st/2nd endings, and more!)

-There are 201 new RealTracks - double the usual number - with total over 2,500 hours of RealTracks in the UltraPlusPAK!

-We're offering Special Pricing on Upgrade packages - up to 50% off! Plus, with your purchase you'll get a Bonus PAK that includes 1 Artist Video Performance, 3 MIDI SuperTracks, and 4 Instrumental Studies!

June 10, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 Mac Special - Ends June 15th!

If you haven't purchased your upgrade yet... there's still time! The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac special ends on June 15th!

More about the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac release special...

-It's a MAJOR upgrade that customers have been waiting for (including a redesigned/enhanced Chord Sheet, StylePicker, a Fake Sheet mode with repeats and 1st/2nd endings, and more!)

-There are 201 new RealTracks - double the usual number - with total over 2,500 hours of RealTracks in the UltraPlusPAK!

-We're offering Special Pricing on Upgrade packages - up to 50% off! Plus, with your purchase you'll get a Bonus PAK that includes 1 Artist Video Performance, 3 MIDI SuperTracks, and 4 Instrumental Studies!

Learn more about the purchase options for Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac here: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

June 09, 2016

Send Us Your Band-in-a-Box Video Testimonial!

Send us a Video Testimonial letting us know how you use Band-in-a-Box®, and when we use it on our Video Testimonials page we'll send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

Click hereto learn more about this project.

June 07, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows - Italian Review

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows was recently reviewed by www.sprea.it!

You can read this review here.

June 01, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special - Extended to June 15th!

If you thought you missed out on our Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac special, don't worry! It's been extended to June 15th!

We have great savings (up to 50% off!) on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK!

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

May 30, 2016

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

If you haven't ordered your Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac upgrade yet, and you're interested in great savings (up to 50% off!) on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK, don't wait any longer - the special is scheduled to end on May 31st!

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

May 27, 2016

The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac PlusPAK Upgrade Option

Do you already own all the previously released RealTracks Sets 1-227 and Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for Mac? The 2016 PlusPAK Upgrade may just be the purchase for you!

This upgrade is on sale for just $99 until May 31, 2016 (regular price $129). It includes:
-Band-in-a-Box® 2016
-201 NEW RealTracks in Sets 228-253
-The FREE BONUS PAK

You can choose to download this order, or have the installation DVDs shipped to you. Once you've received the installation files, simply install them to your existing Band-in-a-Box folder! The 2016 PlusPAK can be purchased here.

If you're interested in adding 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, and 15 Instrumental Studies to your PlusPAK, add the Bonus 49-PAK for just $49!

May 26, 2016

RealBand 2016: Build 7 Update Patch Available!

Did you know... If you own Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows, you also own RealBand 2016!

With that in mind, a new update patch is available here.

Summary of Fixes for Build 7 (May 26, 2016):

Fixed: Lyrics from a .KAR file sometimes weren't displaying correctly.
Fixed: An issue in which the program might still freeze on exit if play wasn't pressed, GS Wavetable was the current synth, and ASIO4all was used.
Fixed: Access violation when double-clicking in the StylePicker.
Fixed: Quick Preview area of the StylePicker was broken.
Fixed: Spurious messages about rebuilding StylePicker when a rebuild was not necessary.
Updated: New RealBand logo/splash/icon added to program.

May 25, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special - Time is Running Out!

We recently released Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac! To celebrate, we're offering up to 50% off on Upgrade packages - but only until May 31st. Plus, if you order your 2016 version during our special you'll receive a FREE Bonus PAK of Add-ons that includes:

1 Artist Video Performance:
-Jack Stafford Sax: Indiana

3 MIDI SuperTracks:
-Piano, Rhythm FolkySwing Sw 110
-Piano, Electric, Rhythm FunkSwing16 Sw16 085
-Piano, Rhythm CountryBentNoteJohn Sw 085

4 Instrumental Studies:
-Bass, Electric, Jazz Funk Poppy, Ev16 110
-Guitar, Acoustic, Folk, 2-part Fingerpicking, Sw16 085
-Guitar, Electric, Blues and Rock, Medium Rock Soloist, Ev 120
-Piano, Acoustic, Jazz and Bossa, Solo-Accompaniment Jazz Stride, Sw 085

We're also offering a 49-PAK, with 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, and 15 Instrumental Studies. Add it to your purchase for only $49!
These Add-ons are not included in any other package.

Learn more about your purchase options at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm.

May 20, 2016

Monday, May 23rd - Victoria Day Holiday Hours

Monday, May 23rd - Victoria Day Holiday Hours

Here at "PG Headquarters" we are celebrating Victoria Day on Monday, May 23rd.

Our sales line will be open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST.

Our technical support line will be closed, but will re-open Tuesday morning at 10AM PST.

Click here to see more information about our hours of operation.

May 20, 2016

New Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Video: Fake Sheet Mode, Repeats, 1st/2nd Endings, Codas, etc.

The final Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac New Features video is ready, and we've added demonstrations of importing/exporting Music XML, chord chart customization, and more!

Check it out: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=_eqADUKt71A

May 13, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows Build 434 Update Available!

An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2016 for Windows.

Download the Band-in-a-Box 2016 Build 434 update (BETA) here.
This is considered to be a beta version because it is new.

Summary of changes for Build 434 (May 11, 2016):

Fixed: The [Options] button in the Repeats dialog would open the old Display Options window.
Fixed: The track buttons in the notation window would sometimes cause random messages to appear.
Fixed: The song title subgenres were not translated in localized versions.
Fixed: Edit | Lyrics | Copy Lyrics to Clipboard did not work with bar-based lyrics.
Fixed: Saving a scheme in Display Options might fail sometimes (error = "Failed to save scheme file").
Fixed: Rests & Pushes would not display in color while other chords in the same bar were being entered.
Fixed: N/A styles show in the StylePicker the first time it opens.
Fixed: In the What Add-ons do I have? dialog, RealTracks that only include RealDrums will be missing.
Fixed: When opening or importing a WAV file, and choosing "No" for the popup message "File is mono. Answer Yes to import as mono, or No to convert to stereo" would not convert the audio to stereo.
Fixed: When opening or importing a WAV file, and choosing "Cancel" for the popup message "File is mono. Answer Yes to import as mono, or No to convert to stereo" would not cancel the import.
Fixed: The track decibel offset saved in style files was not applying to UserTracks.

May 11, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Build 127 Update Available

We've released a Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac patch (build 127) that has a total of 60 updates, additions, and fixes!

Learn more about this free patch update (for 2016 customers) and download it here.

May 06, 2016

New Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Video - Fake Sheet Mode, Repeats, 1st/2nd Endings, Codas, etc.

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac is the upgrade you have been waiting for... and it includes the NEW Fake Sheet Mode, Repeats, 1st/2nd Endings, Codas, etc. feature!

Check out our latest video, which shows you how to make repeats, DS al Coda, Fine, 1st/2nd endings, etc. in Band-in-a-Box® for Mac. You'll also see the difference between having Fake Sheet mode on or off. Watch this new video here: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=YzJuhAsGJ_k

Learn all about the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

May 04, 2016

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac - Bonus PAKs During the Month of May!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac during the month of May comes and you'll get a Free Bonus PAK that includes:

1 Artist Video Performance:
-Jack Stafford Sax: Indiana

3 MIDI SuperTracks:
-Piano, Rhythm FolkySwing Sw 110
-Piano, Electric, Rhythm FunkSwing16 Sw16 085
-Piano, Rhythm CountryBentNoteJohn Sw 085

4 Instrumental Studies:
-Bass, Electric, Jazz Funk Poppy, Ev16 110
-Guitar, Acoustic, Folk, 2-part Fingerpicking, Sw16 085
-Guitar, Electric, Blues and Rock, Medium Rock Soloist, Ev 120
-Piano, Acoustic, Jazz and Bossa, Solo-Accompaniment Jazz Stride, Sw 085

*Excluding the $49 Pro Upgrade*

Plus, you can add a 49-PAK to your purchase for only $49! This is packed with 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, 15 Instrumental Studies, and (for the first time ever) 3 "Artist Video Performances," which are video files that play in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to learn more about the Bonus PAKs.

Visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm to find the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac purchase for you.

May 02, 2016

RealBand 2016 for Windows: Build 6 Update Available

We have recently released the latest patch update for RealBand 2016 for Windows. This update can be downloaded here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2016 Build 6 (April 29, 2016)
Added: Dashed line at 0 db in the node editing area.
Added: Localization strings for recent changes such as Gain Nodes.
Added: Menu items in node popup to change the node type without using the combo box.
Added: Mouse wheel support to Piano Roll win.
Added: New Feature - Gain Nodes. These nodes allow for a db adjustment (-64 to +36db is the default range) for Audio tracks, or a CC 11 (expression) controller change level (0 to 127) for MIDI tracks.
Added: Setting in Audio Preferences to use smaller MME buffers if the song has gain nodes, to prevent stair-step clicking.
Added: Text that shows the upper and lower dB range when editing gain nodes.
Added: Two new song settings for avoiding the use of transposed files for RealTracks generation, and Ignoring slash roots except for Bass.
Added: Visual Transpose button text now turns red if the song is visually transposed to a different key.
Fixed: "Options.txt" showing up in favorite user tracks submenu.
Fixed: Cleanup nodes wasn't working correctly.
Fixed: Clicking and dragging on a track to highlight From/Thru now can't be done in the node area, since it was sometimes interfering with node entry.
Fixed: Extremely long lyrics in an .SEQ could cause an error.
Fixed: Import Wave dialog help button not connected.
Fixed: Language dialog didn't load correct language if Simplified Chinese .DLL was present.
Fixed: Note based lyrics were not loaded in when loading in an MGU.
Fixed: Potential access violation if there was a blank audio track but which had nodes or volume controllers in it.
Fixed: Some illegal characters in a track name were not replaced when dragging outside of RB.
Fixed: When loading in an XML file while the Format is set to French Canada, there would be an access violation if the file contained a number with a decimal point.
Fixed: Word wrap didn't work with the yellow Flash Message.

May 02, 2016

Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows: Build 433 Update Available

We have recently released the latest patch update for Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows. This update can be downloaded here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2016 Build 433 (April 29, 2016):
Fixed: The Help button in the Save XML File dialog did not work.
Fixed: Sometimes a part-marker might be changed unintentionally (eg. when double-clicking on a file in the File Open dialog, and the mouse is currently over a part marker).
Fixed: Edit | Insert Bar(s) would not shift Bar Lyrics or Section Text (layers).
Fixed: Edit | Delete Bar(s) would not shift Bar Lyrics or Section Text (layers).
Fixed: BB hard drive icon was pixelated.
Fixed: If a "Held" variation of a RealTrack is used in a song, then all the chords will change to the held color while generating, but not changed back after.
Fixed: Opening a new song would not always scroll to the top.
Fixed: CTRL+P in the Chordsheet would change a part marker instead of opening the Print Options window.

April 28, 2016

New Video - Everything You Need to Know About Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac in less than 6 minutes!

Looking for a brief overview of some of the most exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac?

Check out our "Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac - Everything you need to know in less than 6 minutes!" video, which shows just how major this upgrade is! You'll also learn about the new Add-ons: a total of 225 new RealTracks, 11 new MIDI SuperTracks, 19 new Instrumental Studies, and 3 "Artist Video Performances!" Watch the video...

Learn all about the new Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac version here: www.pgmusic.com/mac.new.htm

April 25, 2016

Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac is Here!

We're excited to release the brand new Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac!

Some of the 50 New Features released with this version include:

-The StylePicker has been redesigned and enhanced, and the Chord Sheet is also enhanced with a new look, feel, and customization options.

-You can now load MusicXML files!

-A Fake Sheet mode has been added to Chord Sheet and Lead Sheet. Fake Sheet mode allows display of repeats, 1st/2nd endings, DS/DC al Coda, and more.

-The Chord Sheet has been enhanced with new look, feel and customization

…and so much more!

Check out all the new features: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm.

With the release of Version 2016, there are 201 NEW RealTracks being added to our library! Plus, there are an additional 24 Bonus RealTracks, 11 MIDI SuperTracks, 19 Instrumental Studies, 3 Artist Video Performances, 89 RealStyles, and more when you add a 49-PAK to your purchase!

Of course, we're offering phenomenal pricing on Upgrade packages (until May 31st), and a FREE Bonus PAK is included with most purchases! All of the purchase options can be viewed here.

April 07, 2016

New Video - Musicians Talk Band-in-a-Box

Check out our latest video - created with clips taken from your Video Testimonials! Musicians Talk Band in a Box.

To learn more about submitting your own video testimonial, visit this post.

April 06, 2016

Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows - International Translations Available!

If you're interested in purchasing a translated version of Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows, we now have the Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish translations available!

You can purchase the language versions from this list, just click on the language you'd like:
Band-in-a-Box: Danish
Band-in-a-Box: Dutch
Band-in-a-Box: French
Band-in-a-Box: German
Band-in-a-Box: Italian
Band-in-a-Box: Portuguese
Band-in-a-Box: Russian
Band-in-a-Box: Spanish
Band-in-a-Box: Swedish

If you've already purchased the English version of the program, and would like the translated version, please send an email request to sales@pgmusic.com. It's a small download ("language patch") that will allow you to use the program in either English or your preferred language.

April 06, 2016

Announcing PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016 is here with great new features and enhancements including Load & Save MusicXML files, a fresh new logo, render track as ACID Loop and export it to BB Loops folder, Save Chords Window as Video, and more!

Detailed look at the new features in 2016

Purchase PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016 here

March 31, 2016

Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows - German & French Available!

If you're interested in purchasing a translated version of Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows, we now have the German & French translations available!

You can purchase the German version here.

The French version is available here.

If you've already purchased the English version of the program, and would like the translated version, please send an email request to sales@pgmusic.com. It's a small download ("language patch") that will allow you to use the program in either English or your preferred language.

March 31, 2016

Good Luck to All the RealTracks Artist Award Nominees!

This is going to be an exciting weekend in the music industry!

This Sunday tune in to watch the ACM Awards, or you could choose the JUNO Awards... there are a few RealTracks Artist nominees to cheer for!

ACM Awards - RealTracks Artist Nominations:
Bass Player of the Year - Mark Hill
Drummer of the Year - Shannon Forrest
Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year - Glen Duncan
Steel Guitar Player of the Year - Paul Franklin
Steel Guitar Player of the Year - Steven Hinson

JUNO Awards - RealTracks Artist Nominations:
2016 Jazz Album of the Year: Group - The Brad Turner Quartet

Good luck everyone!

March 29, 2016

Video - Explore the New Band-in-a-Box 2016 Chord Chart

Have you taken a look at the updated Chord Chart with Band-in-a-Box 2016? It's been enhanced with new look, feel and customization! Watch the video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=iKUE4vSfISc&t=1324

A list of these updates:
-All layers can be customized with font and color.
-Now you see the chord where you are typing it. Previously, chords wouldn’t appear until you hit the Enter key, and sometimes wouldn’t appear at all if you made a typo.
-Colors for all elements on the Chord Sheet can be customized.
-Mouse-over indication shows which bar, cell, or part marker you are currently hovering your mouse over.
-You can now select a region of bars by just using the keyboard.
-There is now a Superscript option (separate settings for the chords and the Additional Chord Display layer).
-The number of columns can be customized.
-The "Extra space between columns (pixels)" option allows you to choose a border thickness between columns.
-The "New line for every section" option previously required that each section was at least 2 bars long, but now there is a "minimum section" setting.
-The "Show bar lines" option displays a bar line next to each bar number.
-The "Show bar numbers" option lets you choose how often bar numbers should display: never, always, only at part markers, or only at new rows.
-The "Use substyle colors for bar #s, etc." option controls the color of the optional bar lines, bar numbers, and section letters.
-The "Gray out chords beyond time signature" setting grays out chords that won't play in the song.
-The "Display ‘2’ as ‘sus2’" and "Display ‘sus’ as ‘sus4’" settings will show suspended chords more explicitly: ‘sus’ implies ‘sus4,’ and ‘2’ implies ‘sus2,’ but you might want to see the full extension name.
-All of the settings and colors can be saved and loaded as a .csc file.

March 24, 2016

Happy Easter! We Are Open!

Easter Weekend is here! Although we will have limited hours, our customer service department will be open every single day!

Our Easter Weekend hours are:

Customer Service:
Friday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Saturday: 7:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Sunday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)

Technical Service:
Closed. (Will re-open Monday, March 28th at 10:00AM PST)

All of our hours and contact information list here.

March 24, 2016

New Video - Using Band-in-a-Box to Supercharge Pro Tools!

Check out our latest video, and you'll learn how the powerful combination of Band-in-a-Box and Pro Tools can boost your music creativity!

Click on this link to watch the video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=otq-sgUhyWk

March 21, 2016

Band-in-a-Box 2016: Intelligent Style Suggestion!

Have you used the new Intelligent Style Suggestion feature in Band-in-a-Box 2016 yet? It's AMAZING! All you have to do is type in the name of a song you like, and Band-in-a-Box will tell you the styles that have a matching genre, feel, and tempo to that song!

We show off this feature in our 2016 New Features video - jump to it here: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=iKUE4vSfISc?t=836

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2016 list here.

March 21, 2016

We'd Still Love to See Your Video Testimonials!

We've been collecting Video Testminonials since last summer, and we'd love to see more!

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!

For complete information on this project, click here.

March 17, 2016

PG Radio - Updated "Requested Songs" Playlist on SoundCloud!

We've added 29 songs to the new "Requested Songs" playlist on our Band-in-a-Box Radio station on SoundCloud! These are all songs that other forum members really like, and requested using the following steps:

1. Find a song you would like to see on the Requested Songs station. This song must have been previously posted on the User Showcase forums, and must also currently be hosted on SoundCloud. You cannot request your own song.

2. Once you've made your selection, send us an email at radio@pgmusic.com. In the email, include the song title and artist, and a url (link) to the User Showcase forum post. Also, be sure to tell us why you're requesting the song!

3. We'll review your choice, and if it meets the criteria, it will be added to the Requested Songs playlist. For now, we will not be putting a limit on the number of songs a single person can request, but please keep things reasonable.

SAMPLE EMAIL:
Hi,

I would like to request Song A by John Smith for the Requested Songs playlist on SoundCloud. It's a great country tune with good mixing, and I want everyone to hear it! The forum post is here: http://www.pgmusic.com/

Thanks,
Jane Doe

Feel free to send in your requests!

March 17, 2016

Behind the Scenes with RealDrums Artist Pat Steward

The recording of new RealTracks and RealDrums is underway! Here's a "behind the scenes" look at a recent recording session with PG Music's Tobin and RealDrums Artist Pat Seward!

In this picture, Pat Steward is recording some great new hard rock and modern rock RealDrums for Band-in-a-Box!
Click here to view image.

Canadian Pat Steward is a big beat drummer who made his mark on Bryan Adams' hit Summer of '69 and then played the world tour of the Reckless album. It's an association that has continued over the years, with Pat playing drum tracks on Adams' 2008 album release, 11. He has also been a longtime member of the legendard Canadian band The Odds, as well as recording and performing with the likes of Colin James, The Matthew Good Band, and more!

Learn more about Pat and listen to demos of his RealDrums here.

March 16, 2016

Talent Scout Opportunity - Watch to Help RnAM!

Forum users RnAM are participating in a talent scout opportunity, and they'd like our help! Check out their submission, which had to be recorded live in the bedroom (of all the places!)

Winning is almost solely based on the amount of views the video gets, as well as the quality of the song & video. YouTube thumbs ups and comments also count - so make sure you post your praises on their video, here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MKn5yV7fGc
Watch the complete video from start to finish, since watching only part of it doesn't count as a view.

It's RnAM's hope that all forum members are willing to help them by watching their video, which is 3 minutes and 8 seconds long! Let's support them with this great opportunity!

Song specifics:
Style: ALBERTI.STY (Alberti Classical Piano)
MIDI Instruments: City Piano (Kontakt)
Flute: Body Instruments Mysterious Violin (Kontakt)
RealTracks:
1680:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
Loop: Metronome
Rob plays Oboe (Kontakt) and additonal Piano

March 16, 2016

Announcing the Final Three Band-in-a-Box Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Band-in-a-Box Giveaway! The final 3 winners are:
-Ewing Jesús Falla Arévalo
-John S. Faye
-Jim (Smurf)

They join A. Gourlay and Malcolm Scott as proud winners of a Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK - Congratulations!

March 15, 2016

RealTracks Artist Eric Marienthal Announcement!

We came across an exciting opportunity that we just have to share! An opportunity to WIN one year of Jazz Saxophone Lessons with Eric Marienthal! (online lessons) Click here to learn more about this opportunity!
PG Music Inc. is not affiliated with this offer.

Eric joined our list of RealTracks Artists with the 2010.5 release of RealTracks Set 91. You'll find all of Eric's RealTracks in the following sets:
RealTracks Set 91: Smooth Jazz - Sax Soloing
RealTracks Set 127: Groovin' Jazz Funk
RealTracks Set 145: Jazz-Funk Breezy
RealTracks Set 160: Jazz-Funk Movin'

To learn more about Eric, and listen to demos of his RealTracks, visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

March 14, 2016

Time is Running Out - Enter the Band-in-a-Box Giveaway NOW!

If you haven't entered the Band-in-a-Box Giveaway yet, you still have time! Head to our Band-in-a-Box Giveaway page for your chance to win a Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

Plus, since the Giveaway has had such an amazing response, we wanted to increase your chances of winning - so now we are giving away 2 additional EverythingPAKs with the final draw scheduled for March 15, 2016 - WHICH MEANS THERE ARE 3 MORE TO BE WON!

Enter your email for your chance to win - it's that easy! Plus, if you have a Facebook account, you can share the Giveaway with your friends for additional bonus entries.

You don't need a Facebook account to enter! If you're not on Facebook, click here to enter.

March 11, 2016

Band-in-a-Box Giveaway - Enter by March 15!

If you haven't entered the Giveaway yet, there's still time! Head to our Band-in-a-Box Giveaway page...

Good news!
WE'VE INCREASED YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING! Due to the overwhelming amount of entries received, we are giving away 2 additional EverythingPAKs with the final draw scheduled for March 15, 2016 - WHICH MEANS THERE ARE 3 MORE TO BE WON!

All you have to do is enter your email for your chance to win - it's that easy! Plus, if you have a Facebook account, you can share the Giveaway with your friends for additional bonus entries.

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