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."

July 03, 2015

Audio Track Available in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

An Audio Track has been added to version 2015 of Band-in-a-Box for MAC.

With this new feature, you can:
- Import an audio file (WAV, AIFF, MP3, M4A, etc.) to the Audio track.
- Record a vocal or an instrument to the Audio track.
- Render your song to the Audio Track.

We've also added an Audio Edit Window that shows the digital waveform for the Audio track. In this window, you can easily select, play, and edit the audio.

Check out these features and more of the 50+ new features in the Band-in a-Box 2015 MAC New Features Video.

June 30, 2015

Special Offers EXTENDED Until July 15th for Mac Band-in-a-Box 2015

Good news! Our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac special has been extended until July 15th! So, if you haven't had a chance to order your copy of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac and want to take advantage of great sale pricing on most upgrade packages as well as receive some BONUS items with your purchase, there's still time!

Take a look at all the packages available here: http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

Learn all about Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac here: http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

June 30, 2015

Today is the LAST DAY of our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac Special!

June 30th is the last day of our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac special! Order now for great savings on most upgrade packages, as well as FREE BONUS items!

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

With this new version, we've enhanced the GUI for an improved look and feel, and added many new time-saving features such as automatic track labels, video tutorial-help buttons, instant previews for many dialogs, and more. You can save your song as a video and upload it to YouTube. We've added an Audio Track, allowing you open an audio file, record audio, or render the song to the Audio Track. The new Audio Edit Window shows a digital waveform for the Audio track. You can now write Acidized information to the audio file. Loops dialog has been enhanced with support for Apple loops, support for additional formats including CAF and WMA, and more. Automatic program updates have been added, which can detect and download free program and RealTracks updates. New playback options allow for setting any relative tempo with great quality!
Learn about all the exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015...

June 29, 2015

The Bonus 49-PAK for Mac... What is it?

During our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac Special, when you purchase ANY Band-in-a-Box package you are able to add a 49-PAK to your order for just $49!

What is the 49-PAK? It's a great way (and the only way) to receive some amazing UNRELEASED RealTracks, Artist Performances, Instrumental Studies and MIDI SuperTracks!

To listen to demos and learn more about the 49-PAK, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac/bonuspaks2015.htm

We also have a great video on our YouTube page that showcases all the items available in the 49-PAK, which can be watched here: https://youtu.be/azoay5lZ00M

June 29, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 Mac Special Prices end June 30, 2015!

If you haven't purchased your Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac Upgrade yet, there's still time to SAVE on Upgrade packages and receive a FREE Bonus 6-PAK with your order! But, time is running out - our special ends on June 30, 2015!
Band-in-a-Box package information...

During our special, we're also offering additional Bonus PAKs packed full of unreleased RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies and Artist Performances! Learn more about Bonus PAKs...

June 26, 2015

Freebie Friday - Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac includes a FREE 6-PAK Until June 30th!

During our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac special we're giving away the Bonus 6-PAK with all First-time and most* Upgrade packages!

So, what are you getting for FREE in this 6-PAK?
5 Artist Performances:
-An Irish Session - The Silver Spear (Reel) Rhythm guitar
-An Irish Session - The Silver Spear (Reel) Banjo Melody
-An Irish Session - The Silver Spear (Reel) Guitar Melody
-Pop Saxes, Flute & Clarinet JAZFUNK Artist Performance with Saxes - So Sweet Melody
-Pop Saxes, Flute & Clarinet JAZFUNK Artist Performance with Saxes - So Sweet Soloist

5 Instrumental Studies:
-Guitar, Acoustic, Country\Country Fingerpicking, Ev 085
-Guitar, Acoustic, Celtic\Celtic Reel, Ev16 110
-Guitar, Electric, Blues and Rock\Blues Rock Shuffle, Sw 130
-Guitar, Electric, Country\Country Soloist, Ev 120
-Guitar, Electric, Jazz and Bossa\Jazz Comp, Sw 140

5 MIDI SuperTracks:
-String Quartet, Rhythm PopEven Ev 120
-Piano, Electric, Rhythm MotownRnBUptempo Ev 165
-Piano, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGrasKevin Ev16 085
-Piano, Rhythm RockabillyJiveKevin Sw 190
-Piano, Rhythm RockabillyRockNRollKevin Ev 165

Learn more about the Bonus 6-PAK, listen to Demos, and see what else we're offering for a limited time at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks2015.htm

(*the $49 Pro Upgrade doesn't include the Bonus 6-PAK or any other additional Add-ons)

June 25, 2015

Video - Using Drag and Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

With Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac, there were over 50 new features added, which included Drop Station enhancements!

We've created a new video available on our YouTube Channel and Support page titled "Video: Using Drag and Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac" that highlights the enhanced feature!

Head to the Forum Post announcing this video to watch a particular section.

Video Index:
-Introduction
-Configuring Drag and Drop
-Dragging Audio to Finder
-Dragging Audio to GarageBand
-Viewing Suggestions

Watch the complete video on YouTube

Visit our Support page to view the video on our website!

June 25, 2015

Band-in-a-Box Videos Available on www.groove3.com!

If you're a member of http://www.groove3.com you can watch the videos they've published called "BIAB 2015 for Windows Explained" and "BIAB 2014 for Mac Explained"
(Stay tuned for a "BIAB 2015 for Mac" video...)

We also offer many FREE videos about Band-in-a-Box on our YouTube Channel and Video Support Page!

June 25, 2015

Seeking Your Video Testimonials - There's Still Time!!

Attention all Band-in-a-Box Users! If you haven't sent us your Video Testimonial yet, there's still time!

Last week we announced that we're working on a Testimonials project, and want to hear from you! If you send us your Video Testimonial, and we use it on our website, you'll win a Band-in-a-Box EverthingPAK!

Complete details about this contest can be viewed here.

June 24, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac - Watch the New Features Video!

Want to see all the great new features in the just-released Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac? Watch the video on YouTube.

This video, along with many other video tutorials for Band-in-a-Box for Mac, can also be viewed at http://www.pgmusic.com/videos.bbmac.htm.

There are over 50 great new features and enhancements in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac! You can read more about these at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

June 23, 2015

John Kuzmich - Free Band-in-a-Box Workshop August 12th!

John Kuzmich is offering a FREE Workshop highlighting Band-in-a-Box on August 12th!
John Kuzmich is a certified music technology authorized instructor for TI:ME (Technology Institute for Music Educators) and an enthusiastic user and promotor of Band-in-a-Box, which he describes as "the nearest software product to artificial intelligence in creating customizing play-along recordings."

Workshop information:
Date: August 12
Location: videoconference or Golden, Colorado
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about John and this seminar, head to
http://www.kuzmich.com/clinics2/workshops.htm

June 23, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac - Hard Drive Upgrades Starting at only $139!

If you already own a previous version of Band-in-a-Box, you can upgrade to the just-released Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac UltraPlusPAK hard drive version for as little as $139! EverythingPAK hard drive upgrades start at just $159!

Plus, if you've previously purchased an Audiophile Version, there are special upgrade options - starting as little as $199!

To review all the upgrade options, visit http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

June 19, 2015

New Unreleased Add-ons Exclusively in the 2015 Bonus PAKs!

With Version 2015 of Band-in-a-Box for Mac we've also released 15 new MIDI SuperTracks, 46 Artist Performances, 18 Instrumental Studies and 49 additional RealTracks on top of the 101 RealTracks released with version 2015!

These exclusive new Add-ons are available in the 20-PAK & 49-PAK, but only until June 30, 2015.

Listen to demos and learn more here!

June 18, 2015

NEW! RealPAK: Country Volume 11 for Mac

Just released for Mac... RealPAK: Country Volume 11!
Click here to watch the video and learn more about this RealPAK.

This RealPAK includes all 32 NEW Country RealTracks in Sets 221-227. The RealTracks artists in this RealPAK include CMA "Musician of the Year" winner Brent Mason, Grammy nominated Kevin McKendree (piano) and the multi-talented Quinn Bachand (celtic banjo and guitar).

You can buy the RealPAK: Country11 for Mac here.

June 18, 2015

NEW! RealPAK: Jazz Volume 11 for Mac

Just released for Mac... RealPAK: Jazz Volume 11!
Click here to watch the video and learn more about this RealPAK.

This RealPAK includes all 33 NEW Jazz RealTracks in Sets 214-220. Our Pollwinners RealTracks series includes new RealTracks from the great Eric Alexander (tenor sax), Jazz Legend Ron Carter (bass), Jazz Master Kenny Barron (piano), Lewis Nash (drums) who was voted Jazz's Most Valuable Player by Modern Drummer magazine, multiple award winner (Downbeat and Jazz Times) Gary Smulyan (baritone sax), Mike Moreno (guitar) and Grammy award winning artist Phil Woods (alto sax).

You can buy the RealPAK: Jazz 11 for Mac here.

June 18, 2015

NEW! RealPAK: Rock-Pop Volume 11 for Mac

Just released for Mac... RealPAK: Rock-Pop Volume 11!
Click here to watch the video and learn more about this RealPAK.

This RealPAK includes all 36 NEW Rock-Pop RealTracks in Sets 206-213 by renowned artists, including CMA "Musician of the Year" winner Brent Mason (guitar), multiple award winner (Downbeat and Jazz Times) Gary Smulyan (sax), Grammy award winning artist John Jarvis (piano), Grammy nominated Kevin McKendree (piano) and more!

You can buy the RealPAK: Rock-Pop 11 for Mac here.

June 18, 2015

We're Seeking Video Testimonials from Band-in-a-Box Users!

Attention all Band-in-a-Box Users!

We're working on a Testimonials project, and want to hear from you! Send us your Video Testimonial, and if we use it you'll win a Band-in-a-Box EverthingPAK!

Complete details about this contest can be viewed here.

June 17, 2015

Customers LOVE the New Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac!

Here's what our customers have to say about the just-released Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac:

"There is no other program on the planet, that even comes close, to doing what Band-in-a-Box does!"..."OMG! There are some very cool new features and some awesome new RealTracks!"..."This outstanding software is top the line for any level of musician, artist, producers - A must have!"..."This is a wonderful program!"..."Creating a backing track for a composition has never been so easy or so accurate."..."It's the best songwriting partner you could ever ask for."..."Simply put, this program has helped me create hundreds of great tunes"..."Outstanding product! Have used for more than a decade. Just gets better every year! "..."Amazing software at an affordable price!! A dream come true!!"..."This new version is quite impressive and well worth waiting for!"..."This should be a must-have for any songwriter on a budget."..."This is the BEST track backup program I have heard!"..."I'm constantly blown away by what this program is capable of!"..."Band-in-a-Box is the swiss army knife of music production tools."..."Simply the best music program I've ever owned."..."This is a wonderful program!"..."UNBELIEVABLE - You gotta love it!"..."Band-in-a-Box is such an amazing program!"..."I'm very excited as usual about this awesome PRODUCT."..."It's a GEM!"

Tell us what you think! http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.comments.htm

June 16, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac - Save on Upgrades During Our Special!

During our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac special, SAVE on most upgrade packages and receive a Free Bonus PAK of Add-ons that include 5 MIDI SuperTracks, 5 Artist Performances and 5 Instrumental Studies!

Want more Bonus Items? Upgrade to the 20-PAK or 49-PAK to receive even more NEW Add-ons with up to 49 UNRELEASED Bonus RealTracks, but only until June 30, 2015! Learn More...

Read all about the new features at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

June 15, 2015

101 New RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box for Mac!

With Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac, there are 101 NEW RealTracks (Sets 206-227).

Learn all about these new RealTracks Sets here.

PLUS, there's up to 49 additional unreleased RealTracks available in our Bonus PAKs! That's 150 great sounding RealTracks to add to your library. Click here to learn more.

June 12, 2015

Bonus PAKs for Mac Band-in-a-Box 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac is here with over 50 new features and three different Bonus PAKs with new add-ons!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac during our special and receive a Free Bonus PAK with 5 Artist Performances, 5 Instrumental Studies and 5 MIDI SuperTracks. But that's not all...

The 49-PAK Bonus ($49) includes ALL 49 UNRELEASED RealTracks, 46 Artist Performances, 15 MIDI SuperTracks and 18 Instrumental Studies. This is the Bonus PAK that will give you all the additional Bonus add-ons available with version 2015.

The 20-PAK Bonus ($20) includes 10 UNRELEASED RealTracks, 20 Artist Performances, 10 MIDI SuperTracks and 10 Instrumental Studies.

Watch the Bonus PAK Overview video for more information and demos.

These add-on Bonus PAKs are only available until June 30, 2015 - Order Now!

June 11, 2015

Video - Using Loops in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

One of the great new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac is the new Loops Window features!

Click here to watch the video that explains this feature. You can choose to watch the whole thing, or head straight to the topic of your choice!

Topics include:
Using Apple Loops
Removing Loops
Importing Loops from GarageBand
Importing Other Loops
Entering Transpose and Tempo Data
Creating Loops
Cloning Loops and Using Substyle Loops

Review all the great new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac by visiting http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

June 10, 2015

Announcing Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac!

Band-in-Box 2015 for Mac includes over 50 exciting new features including an enhanced GUI with an improved look and feel, and many new time-saving features. You can save your song as a video and upload it to YouTube. We've added an Audio Track, allowing you open an audio file, record audio, or render the song to the Audio Track. The new Audio Edit Window shows a digital waveform for the Audio track. You can now write Acidized information to the audio file. Loops dialog has been enhanced with support for Apple loops, support for additional formats including CAF and WMA, and more. Automatic program updates have been added and much more!

We're celebrating the release of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac with great deals on most Band-in-a-Box 2015 Upgrade packages and Bonus Add-ons. Purchase Band-in-a-Box 2015 before June 30, 2015 and you'll receive the Free Bonus PAK with 5 new MIDI SuperTracks, 5 new Artist Performances and 5 Instrumental Studies. If that's not enough, upgrade to the Bonus 20-PAK or 49-PAK to receive even more of these Add-ons with up to 49 UNRELEASED Bonus RealTracks. These Bonus PAKs are only available during our special - so order now!

June 09, 2015

Video - Band-in-a-Box Remote App Tutorial

With the Band-in-a-Box Remote App for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch, and Android you have full control over playback and mixer features - without sitting at your PC!

Watch the video to learn more: https://youtu.be/0c_W0nqqkdU

Get the App here:
iTunes
Google Play

June 08, 2015

Purchase Add-ons for Band-in-a-Box!

We offer a huge selection of add-ons to get the most out of Band-in-a-Box, including RealTracks and RealDrums!

With additional sets of MIDI SuperTracks, Styles, Soloists, Melodists, Essential Phrases & Riffs, Fakebooks, Video Tutorials and more, the possibilities are endless...
Add-ons for Windows
Add-ons for Mac

June 08, 2015

Musical Arcade - A Fun Way to Learn!

Get four programs for the price of one with the PG Music Musical Arcade! This program is a stand-alone launcher for our arcade-style games. Each game is designed to help train your ear and musical memory in different ways!

Musical Arcade includes:
Music Replay
Pitch Invasion
NoteMatch
NoteZapper
More information: http://www.pgmusic.com/musicalarcade.htm

June 05, 2015

Band-in-a-Box Tips & Tricks on YouTube!

There's so much Band-in-a-Box can do!

Check out the YouTube Channel - Tips & Tricks page, which is packed with videos showing off what Band-in-a-Box can do!

You can also find these on our website: http://www.pgmusic.com/videos.bbwin.htm

June 05, 2015

We Put It All Together With the OmniPAK!

Our OmniPAK will transform your PC into a music production powerhouse in a matter of minutes!

This exciting package includes over 40 popular music software titles - the newest version of Band-in-a-Box, RealBand and PowerTracks Pro Audio, the entire Pianist Series, the entire Multimedia Performance Series, and much, much more - complete with every software Add-on, bonus, and accessory - all of this is pre-installed on portable USB hard drive!
http://www.pgmusic.com/omnipak.htm


June 04, 2015

We Also Sell Hardware!

If you're looking to add some Hardware to your studio, make sure you check out the selection we have available for Windows and Mac.

We even bundle Band-in-a-Box with a purchase of the Roland SD-50 Mobile Studio Canvas for as little as $499!

June 04, 2015

Listen to the RealTracks Demos for Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows Packages

The Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows Pro and MegaPAK packages include even more RealTracks than previous versions!

The 2015 Pro has over 200 RealTracks instruments in 38 Bands! Want a little more? The 2015 MegaPAK includes over 460 RealTracks in 60 Bands!

Listen to Solo and Band demos of the RealCombos for each of these packages:
Pro RealCombos
MegaPAK RealCombos

The UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK and Audiophile Edition include ALL the available RealTracks - over 1,800 instruments!

June 01, 2015

Band-in-a-Box User Reviews!

If you're interested in Band-in-a-Box and are looking for reviews directly from the program users, make sure you take a look at the reviews posted directly to our website!

Band-in-a-Box for Windows reviews can be read and posted here

Band-in-a-Box for Mac reviews can be read and posted here

June 01, 2015

GuitarStar - Learn to Play Killer Guitar Solos!

With a rhythm section provided to back you up, GuitarStar is a great tool to learn how to play killer guitar solos!

With three different options available for Windows, you'll be a star in no time!

GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country
GuitarStar Volume 1: Rockin' Riffs
GuitarStar Volume 2: Rockin' Riffs for the Beginner

May 29, 2015

Band-in-a-Box - Online Registration!

Registering your Band-in-a-Box online is fast & easy - and it's a great way to access your order at any time to download the files!

Just follow these instructions:

1. Go to http://www.pgmusic.com/redeem
2. Create a "New Customer" account unless you are a returning customer. If you have already created an account before, please log in.
3. Go to the "My Products" page and enter your Band-in-a-Box Activation code into the "Register a Purchased Band-in-a-Box Serial Number:" field.
4. Choose your preferred language using the drop-down menu.
5. Click "Add to My Account" and the download links will appear below.

May 29, 2015

Sign Up for the PG Music Inc. Newsletter!

Sign up for the PG Music Inc. newsletter and you'll receive notifications for new versions of Band-in-a-Box, as well as any other new products we release!

The PG Music E-Newsletter is filled with information about new products, special deals and all sorts of PG Music Inc. product related information.

Sign up here: http://www.pgmusic.com/newsletter.htm

May 28, 2015

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2015 New Features

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2015 includes some excellent new features - here are just a few:

-Load and Play Videos
-Direct support for 64-bit VST plugins using jBridge
-Live Transpose for audio tracks
-Improved GUI

For a complete list of new features, visit http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm

May 28, 2015

Listen to Band-in-a-Box Songs Created By Users Just Like You!

Want to hear what people are creating with their Band-in-a-Box? Our User Showcase provides an excellent opportunity to listen to other peoples Band-in-a-Box creations!

These songs were originally posted to the User Showcase Forum, where Band-in-a-Box users can post links to their original song compositions for others to listen to and provide feedback!

May 25, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows - Automatic Updates!


One of the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is the Automatic Program Update Notification and Download feature!

When booting up, Band-in-a-Box will automatically check for a newer build (if user has allowed it and chosen how often).
Plus, there's a new Updates dialog: User can check/download/pause/continue/install for a newer version (not free), newer build (free), and updated RealTracks files (free).

Read more about this feature, and learn about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows here.

May 25, 2015

Purchase jBridge for only $10!

One of the exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is support for 64-bit VST Plugins when you use jBridge.

jBridge can also be used with PowerTracks Pro Audio 2015!

You can purchase jBridge directly from us for the great low price of just $10. Click here for more information.

May 22, 2015

RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box - You'll want to use them in ALL your projects!

RealTracks are a popular Add-on for Band-in-a-Box. Once you start using them, you won't want to stop!

RealTracks sound AMAZING - they are actual recordings of musicians! For a full list of our RealTracks Artists, click here.

RealTracks replace the MIDI track for that instrument, and can be controlled just like the MIDI instrument. They follow the chord progression that you have entered, so you hear an authentic audio accompaniment or solo.

RealTracks are not "samples" - they are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing in perfect sync with the other tracks. Choose from pre-made Band-in-a-Box Styles, or combine RealTracks instruments to make your own band.

Adding REAL instruments played by TOP MUSICIANS to your compositions brings an exciting human element ... and that's just the beginning!

May 22, 2015

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May 21, 2015

A Dream Come True For This Band-in-a-Box User

Einar Olsen shares his Band-in-a-Box story with us:

2 days ago – a dream came true, that I couldn't done without Band-in-a- Box:

THANKS PETER GANNON AND ALL OF YOU AT PG MUSIC!

I live in a small and beautiful village in Suldal/Norway – as an old musician, i'm addicted to create music but with a long way to travel to find a real band and pro musicians, I've been using BiaB for years writing new songs.

Almost 3 years ago an idea was born: telling 100 years of local history of common man, using the american blues genre/folk music and the Norwegian language Nynorsk.

I'm not from this part of Norway, so I had to collaborate with someone – someone with local knowledge and writing skills – and not at least a voice that could carry a tone. I found that man, and we ended up with 12 new lyrics and songs for a show. Receiving great feedback on the songs, we started dreaming of recording an album – but how to make it – how to finance it?

Well, I have some guitars, an old Mac Pro and BiaB!

The RealTracks in BiaB are so musically well done that I started the pre-production. The pre-productions actually sounded so good that I decided to use BiaB-tracks, tweak them and do the rest of the playing myself.

Could this end up as a "professional album"? My local collaborator on main vocal and I started believing, and…

…and 2 days ago the final result was released worldwide:

Blå tonar frå Suldal

THANKS for making a great software and putting effort in the glory of music, so this album could be made!

Best regards
Einar Olsen
MolsenHouse Productions

Congrats to Einar and Terje on the release of their album 'Blå tonar frå Suldal'!

For more information on the album, read the Press Release
and listen to song demos on Amazon.

Photo: Einar Olsen (left) with Terje Bråtveit (right)
(Photo by: Inger Bråtveit - Terje's wife)
Einar Olsen and Terje Bråtveit

May 20, 2015

Now Available - Cakewalk Music Creator 7

Cakewalk Music Creator 7 is here! This program includes the TTS-1 synth, which can be used as your MIDI sound source in Band-in-a-Box and other programs!

Learn more about Cakewalk Music Creator 7 here.

May 20, 2015

Video - jBridge with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows

You can use your 64-bit VST plugins and VSTi instruments with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows, using jBridge.
Band-in-a-Box 2015 has built-in support for jBridge, so you just use your plugins as you normally would, by selecting 32-bit or 64-bit plugins within Band-in-a-Box!

Learn more here: YouTube Video - jBridge with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows

Learn more about jBridge at http://www.pgmusic.com/jbridge.htm

May 19, 2015

Band-in-a-Box Feature - UserTracks

Did you know that you have the option of creating your very own RealTracks? We refer to these as UserTracks. UserTracks allow you to create your own audio styles to use in Band-in-a-Box or RealBand.

Making your own UserTracks is easy! Simply record the tracks in Band-in-a-Box, RealBand or any DAW. Once the track is recorded, name your UserTracks and add them to the UserTracks folder in Band-in-a-Box or RealBand. They are now ready to be used like any other RealTracks!
Watch the video and learn more: http://www.pgmusic.com/usertracks1.htm

Visit the UserTracks Forum where you can learn more about making UserTracks and listen to UserTracks other people have done as well!

May 19, 2015

RealTracks Artists Kenny Barron and Gary Smulyan - Winners at the JJA Jazz Awards!

The Jazz Journalists Association have announced the winners for their 19th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards! Two of the winners are RealTracks Artists - Congratulations Kenny Barron and Gary Smulyan!!

Record of the Year:
The Art of Conversation (Impulse!)
Kenny Barron and Dave Holland

Trio or Duo of the Year:
Kenny Barron and Dave Holland

Pianist of the Year:
Kenny Barron

Baritone Saxophonist of the Year:
Gary Smulyan

For a complete list of winners, visit: http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2015.html

To learn more about this RealTracks Artists and listen to demos of their RealTracks, visit their RealTracks Artist Bio page by clicking on their name below:
Gary Smulyan
Kenny Barron

May 15, 2015

RealTracks Artist Gary Smulyan - Performs May 22nd!

Check out Gary Smulyan as he performs at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington, WA on May 22nd with renowned jazz pianist George Cables!

For more information about this event, click here.

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

May 15, 2015

Video - Save Your Song as a Video with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows!

One of the new feature with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is the choice to save your Band-in-a-Box song composition as a video, that you can upload to YouTube or work with in video programs!
Just press the [Save as] button and choose 'Save as Video'. The 'video' portion is the chordsheet in Band-in-a-Box that shows the chords and a highlighted bar moving as the song plays. Song title and song info displays at the top of the window.
Watch the YouTube video...

May 14, 2015

RealTracks Artists Brent Mason & Paul Franklin on Shania Twain's Up! CD

When we hire musicians for the RealTracks, we try to hire the best-of-the-best. It was nice to read this article about Shania Twain's Up! CD - using only 4 musicians for the country version of the CD - and two of them are Brent Mason (guitar) and Paul Franklin (pedal steel), both of whom are featured on many RealTracks. Congrats to both of those guys for their playing on Shania's CD!

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug04/articles/bobbullock.htm

"When he got the call for Up!, the mission was for him to bring Nashville to Nassau, and he did, accompanied by the cream of Nashville's A-team musicians: Paul Franklin on steel guitar, Brent Mason on electric guitar, John Willis on acoustic guitar, and Jonathan Yudkin on fiddle, mandolin and banjo. Programmed bass and drums and Twain's vocals had already been tracked, by Lange"

To learn more about Brent Mason, click here.

To learn more about Paul Franklin, click her.

May 14, 2015

Artist Performance Sets for Band-in-a-Box!

One of the Add-ons offered for Band-in-a-Box are Artist Performance Sets. Artist Performance tracks are great for learning-from-the-Pros, since all the Tracks include audio (stretchable to any tempo), notation, on-screen guitar, and guitar tab. Performances typically have a melody for two choruses, followed by a solo for two choruses (one simple chorus and a second advanced chorus).

Listen to demos of the Artist Performance Sets available for Band-in-a-Box for Windows here.

Listen to demos of the Artist Performance Sets available for Band-in-a-Box for Mac here.

What are Artist Performance Sets?
They are collections of Band-in-a-Box RealTracks demo songs, which have artist performances on the Melody track. They are different from a "RealTracks" track since they aren't generated by Band-in-a-Box, but rather are recordings of the Artist playing melodies or solos along to the Band-in-a-Box generated accompaniment tracks.

May 13, 2015

Video - Band-in-a-Box: Keeping a list of your Favorite Styles

There are a huge number of styles to choose from in Band-in-a-Box. Learn how you can quickly access the styles that you use more often.

Watch "Keeping a list of your Favorite Styles" on YouTube.

May 11, 2015

RealTracks Artist Stuart Duncan on Tour with Diana Krall!

Diana Krall's Wallflower World Tour kicks off June 19th, and includes RealTracks Artist Stuart Duncan's Fiddle playing skills!

A complete list of performances can be found at http://www.dianakrall.com/tour-dates.

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

May 08, 2015

RealTracks Artist Paul Franklin on Tour with The Time Jumpers!

Paul Franklin hits the road this summer with The Time Jumpers!

A complete list of performance dates is available here.

Besides Paul Franklin, there are more RealTracks Artists that are included in The Time Jumpers:
Kenny Sears, Andy Reiss and Jeff Taylor. To learn more about the band, click here

May 08, 2015

Share Your Band-in-a-Box Song with Soundcloud!

Did you know that there are are a number of ways to share your Band-in-a-Box song? Not only can you print out your song in notation, you have the option of saving in a variety of MIDI and audio formats for playback from your computer or an audio CD. You can even upload your arrangement to Dropbox and Soundcloud!

Make sure to post a link to your song on our User Showcase Forum!

You can also use the "Save as Video" feature and share your song on YouTube!

May 07, 2015

Watch Band-in-a-Box "In Action" with our HUGE Library of Videos!

Whether you're looking for a video demonstration of Band-in-a-Box or Tips & Tricks for all those features, there's a video for you!
Visit our Video Support Page to see all the videos we have to offer!

May 07, 2015

RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson Tours with the John Jorgenson Electric Band

For the month of May, RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson's band (the John Jorgenson Electric Band) is doing some international travelling!

The complete list of their performances is available here: http://www.johnjorgenson.com/index.php/tour/.

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

May 06, 2015

RealTracks Artists Oliver Gannon & Quinn Bachand - Upcoming Performance

May 15 – Victoria, BC St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
An Evening of World-Class Gypsy Jazz & Jazz Music featuring Juno Award winning jazz guitarist Oliver Gannon, World Champion in Digital, Acoustic and Jazz Accordion Cory Pesaturo, Canada's multi-instrumentalist wunderkind and eight-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee Quinn Bachand with his sizzling hot gypsy jazz ensemble Brishen.

For information on this event, please click here.

To learn more about these artists and to hear their RealTracks demos, please visit Oliver's Bio page and Quinn's Bio page.

West Coast Django Victoria-event

May 05, 2015

RealTracks Artist Kenny Barron - Upcoming Performance!

May 30 – Jazz and the Music of the Americas: Brazil at Jackson Theater: Luciana Souza with Romero Lubambo, and Trio da Paz with special guest Jazz Master, Kenny Barron.

For information on this event, please click here.

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

May 01, 2015

Freebie Friday - Band-in-a-Box App!

Did you know that there is a Band-in-a-Box App available for your iOS (iPods, iPhones, iPads) and Android devices?

If you have Band-in-a-Box on your computer, you can use the Band-in-a-Box App to download songs, including chordsheets and audio (M4A) and play the songs that you download.

iPhone/iPod BB App: Click here.

iPad Free BB App(larger display): Click here.

Android Free BB App: Click here.

April 29, 2015

RealTracks Artist Jeff Lorber - Upcoming Performance!

Join Grammy nominated keyboardist Jeff Lorber Thursday April 30th in Atlanta, GA at the Suite Food Lounge.

For information on this event, please click here.

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

April 27, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows - International Versions!

The language translations for Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows are now available in the following languages:
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Korean
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

Already have Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows in English? If you'd like the translated version, email a language request to sales@pgmusic.com.

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