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."

November 24, 2015

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

One of the GUI Enhancements added with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac was to the Drop Station.
Now a folder opens after copying to drop box, Drag Drop or another folder.

We've made a short (7:23) video showing how to use Drag-and-Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac, here.

There are even more video resources available that touch on the Drag-and-Drop feature!
Band-in-a-Box for Mac - Exporting songs to DAWs
Drag-and-Drop with Band-in-a-Box!

November 23, 2015

#MotivationModay - Your Video Testimonial = a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

This summer we began a Video Testimonials project, and reached out to Band-in-a-Box users requesting a 2-10 minute video telling the viewer about their Band-in-a-Box experience.

And... we got a GREAT response! Check out all of the current Video Testimonials here:

But, we're not done! If you'd like to submit a video, we'd love to see it! AND - if we use your video we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

Visit this forum post for more information.

November 20, 2015

Making Medleys with Band-in-a-Box

RealTracks Medleys are special groups of RealTracks that play in sequence. This tutorial shows you how to make your own medleys with the RealTracks feature in Band-in-a-Box:

When it comes to Medleys, we don't stop there! With a previous release of Band-in-a-Box Version 2008 for Windows, we added a feature called the Medley Maker. This feature is great tool if you are wanting to make a medley of various songs you've created with Band-in-a-Box!

Inside the Medley Maker, which is accessed through the Song Form [AABA] button (the one with the pencil), simply select the songs that you want, and Band-in-a-Box will make the medley for you. A medley is not simply joining songs together - a good medley uses a "transition" area between songs to introduce the new style, key, and tempo. The Medley Maker automatically creates a nice transition area for you, writing in chords that would smoothly transition to the next song, style, key, and tempo!

The 2008 New Features Video is available here:

November 19, 2015

Video - Instant Preview Feature in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

Another one of the new features released with Band-in-a-Box 2015 was the Instant Preview feature, which is highlighted in this video:

The Instant Preview works with UserTracks, Loops, RealTracks, and SuperTracks!

November 19, 2015

#TBT - The 2002 Release of PowerTracks Pro Audio 8!

In June of 2002 we released PowerTracks Pro Audio 8. There were more than 30 new features for seamlessly integrated MIDI/Digital Audio music production released at that time - take a look at the video highlighting the "new" version:

The "New Features" released with PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 Included...
New 32-bit Version! PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 has been totally rebuilt as a full 32-bit engine for seamless operation in Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.
Amazing New Chord Wizard! Load in any MIDI file, PowerTracks MIDI sequence file, or even a work-in-progress, and the amazing New Chord Wizard will intelligently figure out the chords and display them in the Notation Window and the new Chords Window. Chord symbols are an essential component of playing by ear, so most musicians who play by ear should find this new feature indispensable! The New Chords Window displays the chords in a selectable font and size, and is fully editable. It also has part markers (compatible with Band-in-a-Box) so that you can easily mark sections of your sequence.
Real Time DirectX Effects! PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 supports real time DirectX effects for live playback and monitoring, and even includes loads of great effects for free! PowerTracks also has real time DirectX plug-in groups in which up to four chained plug-ins can be used at once. Effects groups can be saved and loaded along with their settings, making it easy to use the same settings with multiple projects. The postproduction DirectX window also supports effects chains with up to four plug-ins.

FREE DirectX Plug-ins!
Awesome Audio Features!
Updated MIDI Features!
Enhanced Notation Features!
...and (of course) MUCH MORE!

Click here to learn more about PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.

November 18, 2015

Emailing Your Band-in-a-Box Song

One of the many new features we added with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac was the "Email Song as Attachments" feature, which will come in handy - we promise!

The Email Song dialog allows you to choose what files you want to email:
- the song (.MGU or .SGU)
- the style (.STY)
- the extended style (.STX) (if any)
- a rendered audio file (choice of AIFF, M4A, WAV)
- Audio track (if any)
- Performance track (if any)
Pressing the [Send Email] button will launch your default mail application and prepare a new message with files attached.

You can also email a Drop station file. After you drag a track button to the Drop station, right-click on the Drop station and select the Email the drop station file menu item.

Check out the 2015 New Features video clip (@ 44 min): and Tobin will show you how!
(it's a really quick clip - just 40 seconds is all you'll need!)

November 18, 2015

New Band-in-a-Box Testimonial Video by Tony Lee Glenn

We came across Tony Lee Glenn's YouTube channel not too long ago. He'd posted a video called "Getting Started with Band In A Box 2014 - Easy Royalty Free Music" which we thought was really well done!

When we approached Tony to thank him for making such a great video, he was more than happy to make a Video Testimonial for us to share!

Here's a link to his Band-in-a-Box testimonial:

Learn more about Tony here.

All of the User Testimonials can be viewed here:

November 17, 2015

#TipTuesday - Generate a SoundTrack in Band-in-a-Box!

If you need to generate original, royalty free music for a project (home video, slide show, ceremonies, dance routines, etc.) you should check out the SoundTrack option in Band-in-a-Box! It only takes a few seconds to generate an audio clip!

Go to Window | Generate SoundTrack to access this feature. Here you can choose a genre, style variation, which tracks to include (Bass, Piano, RealDrums), a desired duration (if one is required), whether to include a drum count-in, and more!

Once the song is generated, if you like what you hear you can save the SoundTrack as either a .WAV, .WMA, .MP3, .MP4 or .M4A file!

This feature was added to Band-in-a-Box for Windows with Version 2007.

November 16, 2015

Hard Drive Versions... Take Your Band-in-a-Box With You!

These days it seems like you can take anything with you, pretty much anywhere! Why not take your Band-in-a-Box with you too?

We offer three different portable versions of Band-in-a-Box. That's right - portable! We pre-installed hard drives with either the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Just plug in the drive and you're ready to play... plus, even though the drive is ready to play when you receive it, you can copy the items to your computer hard drive and run the program from there if you'd like - then the hard drive is your back-up!

Using a Mac? Click here to see Mac purchase options.

November 16, 2015

#MusicMonday - The User Showcase Forum

If you've ever visited our User Showcase Forum, you know there are a lot of talented Forum Members here sharing their songs!

Have you been creating songs with Band-in-a-Box, RealTracks, PowerTracks Pro Audio, or other PG Music programs? If you haven't started sharing them on our User Showcase Forum, now's your chance!

Did you know we also list these songs on our User Showcase Page? Separated by genre, this list includes a lot of the compositions that have been posted to our User Showcase Forum over the years. And, you're able to sort the list by Artist (just in case you have a favorite...)!

November 13, 2015

Use the FREE Coyote ForteDXi Demo with Band-in-a-Box!

The Coyote ForteDXi is a sample player designed for use with DirectX-compatible host programs. Its 128 high-quality sampled instruments offer a sound quality far better than the standard Windows Midi Synthesizer.

We have a video available that shows you how to set this up with Band-in-a-Box!

There is a free 30-day demo for this available on our website! Fore more information, and to download the free demo, visit

You can install the demo version of Coyote ForteDXi and run it for 30 days, for the purposes of evaluation; it is fully functional!

November 13, 2015

#WorldKindnessDay - Thank You to Our Forum Users!

When we found out that today is World Kindness Day, we immediately thought of how great everyone here on our Forum is! Although many of the Forum Users are from North America, not everyone is... we have many international people posting daily to the forums!

World Kindness Day isn't just about sponsoring children in need, volunteering at your local soup kitchen, donating used (and new clothing) to the local shelter, etc. - it's also about the little gestures of kindness too! For instance, here on the PG Music Inc. Forums there are so many of you that help with song review, tech assistance, send "Happy Birthday" messages, good luck wishes, and get better wishes (just to name a few...)!

So, today we'd like to say "Thank You" to our Forum Users - you remind us every day that there are great people out there!

Not on our Forums yet? Sign up here

November 12, 2015

#TBT - The Metronome Pro

The Metronome Pro was made available in June 2006.

The Metronome Pro helps you keep perfect time as you practice! Features include:
-Animated Metronome
-Tempo and Time Signature Controls
-Elapsed Time, Reset, and Alarm Controls
-Practice Tools
...and more!

Visit for more information about this program.

NOTE: If you've been purchasing Band-in-a-Box for Windows upgrades in the past, you may have even received this software as a BONUS ITEM! Take a look for the "Metronome Pro" on your computer...

November 10, 2015

#TipTuesday - The "K Quick Copy Method" in Band-in-a-Box

You can speed up song entry in Band-in-a-Box by typing "K" at any bar (followed by Enter key)? This command instantly copies the last 8 bars to the current position. Plus, 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).

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" followed by the Enter key.

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 From.. To..).

November 10, 2015

We're Honoring Remembrance Day on November 11th.

Although many of us will be away on Wednesday, November 11th, there will still be some of the PG Team in the office!

-Our Technical Support department will be closed, but will re-open Thursday morning at 10am PST.
-Our Sales & Customer Service department will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.

All of our hours list here.

November 09, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows: 64-bit VST Plugins Support Using jBridge!

We began offering the direct purchase for jBridge with the release of Band-in-a-Box 2015! Why? One of the great new features in Version 2015 was adding direct support for 64-bit VST plugins!

We've created a video showing you how to use jBridge with this new feature:

The 64-bit VST plugin support has also been added to RealBand 2015 (included in all Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows purchases) and PowerTracks Pro Audio 2015. Add it to your online shopping cart for only $10 US!

November 09, 2015

RealTracks Artist Kenny Barron Judging at the American Jazz Pianos Competition

This month Kenny Barron will be one of three judges for the American Jazz Pianos Competition, held at the Florida Institue of Technology on November 13-15! Not only is Kenny participating as a judge, he will also be performing the night of the 13th! More information about this competition/event can be found here:

See what Kenny is up to for the rest of the year (and what has been planned so far for 2016):

Kenny Barron is part of our "Jazz Pollwinners" RealTracks Sets 196, 197, and 214. Listen to demos of these when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

November 06, 2015

Happy National Saxophone Day!

The internet is a wonderful place... how else would we know it's National Saxophone Day?

We have over 150 Saxophone RealTracks available! Click on the artist name below to hear demos of their Saxophone RealTracks:
Eric Alexander - Tenor Sax
Eric Marienthal - Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
Gary Smulyan - Baritone Sax
Jack Stafford - Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
Jim Clark - Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax
Mark Douthit - Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
P.J. Perry - Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
Phil Woods - Alto Sax
Tom Keenlyside - Tenor Sax

We also offer some Windows Saxophone Multimedia Software:
The Jazz Saxophonist
The Rock Saxophonist

It doesn't stop there... There are even more Saxophone options available with the Band-in-a-Box MIDI Add-ons we offer!

If you're celebrating National Saxophone Day... why not write a song using some of these great Sax Add-ons?

November 06, 2015

Seeking Band-in-a-Box User Video Testimonials!

Our collection of Video Testimonials is stilll GROWING! We'd still love to hear from more users...

We are continually seeking Video Testimonials from Band-in-a-Box users like YOU! If you’re video is selected, we'll send you a Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

Want some inspiration? Visit our Video Testimonials page at to see all the videos that have already been submitted.

For information on how to create your video testimonial, click here.

November 05, 2015

#TBT - The First Audiophile Edition

With Band-in-a-Box 2008.5 we introduced the Audiophile Edition!

The first Audiophile purchase included the WAV files for all the RealTracks & RealDrums that were available at that time: RealTracks Sets 1-9 and RealDrums Sets 1-20. It shipped pre-installed on a 250GB USB hard drive - take a look...

Wondering what else was introduced with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5? Click here to see the "Band-in-a-Box 2008.5 New Features List."

November 04, 2015

Tutorial Videos: BIAB Explained by Groove 3 - Special Pricing Until November 30th!

Purchase a download of the video tutorial today for the special price of just $20!

**Until November 30th!**

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac Explained
Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows Explained

Join Groove 3's Eli Krantzberg as he thoroughly explains the "ins-and-outs" of Band-in-a-Box, including basic setup, creating arrangements, RealTracks, SuperTracks, the Stylepicker Window, Part Markers, DAW Plugin mode and more!

November 04, 2015

Just released... French Band-in-a-Box® 2015 pour Mac!

Nous avons amélioré l'interface graphique, avec une meilleure apparence, et de nombreuses nouvelles fonctionnalités pour gagner du temps tels que des étiquettes de pistes automatiques, des boutons d'aide vidéo tutoriel, aperçu instantané pour de nombreux dialogues, et plus encore. Vous pouvez enregistrer votre chanson comme une vidéo que vous pouvez télécharger sur YouTube ou travailler dans des programmes vidéo. Piste Audio est ajouté pour vous permettre d'importer un fichier audio, un enregistrement audio ou pour créer un rendu du morceau à la Piste Audio. La nouvelle Fenêtre Éditer Audio montre une onde numérique de la piste Audio. Vous pouvez maintenant charger, jouer et ralentir les vidéos que vous avez déjà téléchargé à partir de YouTube ou d'ailleurs dans Band-in-a-Box®, extraire l'audio en le ralentissant avec une grande qualité audio, pour apprendre ou synchroniser à la grille d'accords. L'Assistant Accord Audio est amélioré, avec une fonction d'importation audio, une fenêtre d'utilité, et l'option d'activer/désactiver le style actuel. Vous pouvez maintenant écrire des informations pour Acid au fichier audio. Supporte Lire\Écrire pour les Boucles Apple. La fenêtre Boucles est amélioré, avec aide pour Boucles Apple, aperçu par double-clic, formats supplémentaires supportés, et plus encore...

November 03, 2015

#TipTuesday - Learn-from-the-Pros with Artist Performance Tracks!

Did you know… If you've purchased Band-in-a-Box 2013 or higher you have a folder called "Artist Performances" that includes some great resources for learning-from-the-Pros!

This folder includes Artist Performance tracks that have audio (stretchable to any tempo), notation, on-screen guitar, and guitar tab!

When you open one of these files the Artists Performance will be on the Melody track; the file showcases the Band-in-a-Box RealTracks demos playing along to the featured artist performing the melody.

These performances play the melody (2 choruses), and 2 choruses of solo (first chorus "simple" solo, 2nd chorus advanced).

Learn more about Artist Performance Sets and listen to demos here.

November 03, 2015

RealTracks Artist Ron Carter's November Tour!

It looks like RealTracks Artist Ron Carter will be enjoying some international travel this November - he has 11 nights scheduled in Japan and three nights in Indonesia!

If you're also enjoying some international travel this month (or perhaps you already live there) try and catch one of his performances! There is detailed information available here.

Ron Carter's Jazz Pollwinners RealTracks can be found in Sets 196,197, and 214. Listen to demos of these and learn more about Ron when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

November 02, 2015

Video - Using Direct Input RealTracks for Custom Sounds

Did you know that there are over 250 "Direct Input" Guitar & Bass based RealTracks?

With these Direct Input RealTracks you can customize the RealTracks by generating clean tracks inside Band-in-a-Box, and then inside your DAW (GarageBand, Logic etc.), generating amp and pedal F/X using the Guitar Amp Simulator that is included (AmpliTube CS) with Band-in-a-Box.

Check out this video to see how the feature works:

Note: The Direct Input tracks are identified by the letter "y" under the "D*" column in the RealTracks Picker. To use the DI version of the RealTracks instrument you check the "Direct Input" checkbox.

November 02, 2015

Oliver Gannon - A Neon Jazz Interview

Oliver Gannon was recently part of A Neon Jazz Interview which can be listened to here.

Once you've finished listening to the interview, learn even more about Oliver and listen to demos of his RealTracks when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

October 30, 2015

Band-in-a-Box Saves the Day! A Customer Testimonial

Have you ever shown up for a gig only to have another band member not make it? Hey - it happens, and it's never a fun situation!

Forum user jazzsax keeps a backup of his Band-in-a-Box installation on him... and was able to put it to good use! Here's the story:

Yesterday I arrived at a luncheon gig where I was to play sax as a sideman in a trio. It seems the piano player went across town to the wrong venue and of course has no cell phone. After waiting around with no word from him for 10 minutes after we were supposed to begin playing, I mentioned to the lady in charge that I have my entire program, BIAB library, stored on my iPhone as a backup for when I do solo performances. Since I had played solo for this group several times before she did not hesitate in trying to find a PA to use.
I always carry a mic with me and once all the equipment was connected I proceeded to play for the hour alone. It was a fun, energetic and appreciative crowd.
Thank you BIAB!

Read the forum thread here.

October 30, 2015

#FlashbackFriday - The Original Three RealTracks

As a combination of some hashtag trends, let's celebrate #FlashbackFriday and #FunFactFriday and take a look back... all the way back to the birth of RealTracks!

In 2008, we added this incredibly popular feature to Band-in-a-Box! It all started with three instruments: Guitar (artist: Tony King), Pedal Steel (artist: Steve Hinson) and Tenor Sax (artist: Jack Stafford)!

Listen to Peter introduce the new RealTracks video in our Band-in-a-Box 2008 New Features Video!

Of course, these new RealTracks were a HUGE HIT and we've been adding more every year! We now have 227 Sets of RealTracks to offer, with over 1,800 RealTracks! That's over 2,200 hours of studio recordings!

Learn more about the RealTracks we have to offer and listen to demos:
RealTracks for Windows
RealTracks for Mac

October 28, 2015

RealTracks Artist Mike LeDonne Weekly Performance in New York!

Attention New York!

The Smoke Jazz & Supper Club features Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet every Tuesday night!
View their calender for more information about each performance.

Mike's been a part of the RealTracks Artist "Family" since we released RealTracks Set 90 with Band-in-a-Box 2010.5! You'll find all his RealTracks in Sets 90, 115, 130, 147 and 161. Learn more about Mike and listen to demos of his RealTracks here.

Have you created a song using some of Mike LeDonne's RealTracks? Don't forget to share it on our User Showcase Forum - we'd LOVE to hear it!

October 28, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac - New Update Available

A build 106 update patch is available for Band-in-a-Box 2015. (Released Oct 23, 2015)

Download the Band-in-a-Box 2015 Build 106 update here

Summary of fixes in build 106:
-Fixed: There is a grayed-out checkbox in Notation Options that doesn't do anything "Show fret #s on chord diagrams".
-Fixed: Rendering to AIFF or M4A from various places in the program might cause a crash.

October 27, 2015

The Pitch to MIDI Converter Feature in RealBand

RealBand includes a Pitch to MIDI Converter feature which will analyze a monophonic audio track and create an equivalent MIDI track. While this feature cannot recognize chords or mixes of music instruments, it gives the best results with single-note melody lines, played very cleanly with very little background noise or hum.

To try out this feature, highlight the Audio track within the Tracks window of the program and select Edit | MIDI | Pitch to MIDI and set the Conversion Parameters. Then choose the proper Audition Source and press the [Audition] button. To finish the procedure, choose [Process] and you'll have the MIDI track!

NOTE: We have never seen a Pitch To MIDI program which is absolutely perfect. With careful playing and proper settings, you can get good conversion on most played notes. But you can expect to get a few “off the wall” notes which need to be edited with the notation or list edit windows.

October 27, 2015

#TipTuesday - The Song Title Generator in Band-in-a-Box

If you're experiencing writers block when it comes to deciding on a title for your Band-in-a-Box song, don't forget about the Song Title Generation option!
In our Mac version, select Edit | Chords | Auto-Generate Song Title (or control+shift+S) and a song title will appear in the Title Window! Not happy with the result? Just repeat the process until the title is perfect for the song!

*this feature uses a file called 'titl.txt' which you can edit to personalize with your favorite words, making the titles generated even more unique!*

There's also an option within the Melodist feature to have a title generated for the song - in fact, the Melodist is a great way to have the program compose parts (or all) of a song for you! With options to generate Chords, an Intro, Insert Bass Pedals, Generate Melody, Solo in Middle Chorus and Allow Style Changes within the song - you can select a few of these or all of these; it's up to you!

Windows user? Click here to see Windows specific information about this feature.

October 26, 2015

Wayne Paulo's Band-in-a-Box Testimonial Video

Our newest Video Testimonial comes from Wayne Paulo - and it's a great inspirational story!

Wayne recently suffered a stroke, and is finding Band-in-a-Box to be very helpful (and inspiring) during his recovery. Watch Wayne's testimonial here: and make sure you get to the end - he's included the outtakes!

All of the User Testimonials can be viewed here:

October 26, 2015

#MusicMonday - Save Your Band-in-a-Box Song to Share with Fans!

Band-in-a-Box can save your song in many different file formats, making it easy to share your work with others!

With Band-in-a-Box 2015 we added the option to Save Your Song as a Video (with the option to upload it directly to YouTube)! You can also save your song in the following formats:

Plus, Band-in-a-Box has an option to send your song to SoundCloud to share with your fans!

October 23, 2015

Band-in-a-Box Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android!

According to the internet, today (October 23rd) is National iPod Day!

Did you know that we have FREE Band-in-a-Box Apps available for your iPhone, iPad and Android devices?

Check them out!

iPhone/iPod BB App: Click here.

iPad BB App (larger display): Click here.

Android BB App: Click here.

October 23, 2015

Video Tutorials: User to User - Taking Submissions!

Did you know that we have a "User to User" Video Tutorials page? It's a great way for users to share their original tutorial videos! Take a peek...

Have you made your own video tutorial about Band-in-a-Box (or other PG Music products)? We'd love for you to share them with us!

If you've made video tutorials that you would like to share with other users, send an email to or post a message in the Tips & Tricks Forum and we'll add a link to your video!

October 22, 2015

Share Your Favorite Music Related Video!

Our Forums is a popular place to connect with other Band-in-a-Box users to share song ideas, ask for assistance/opinions, offer advice... and more.

A popular option is our Best of YouTube forum, where you can share your favorite music-related video! Whether it's a video about music instruction, a performance you like, some mixing tips, or anything else music-related - if you enjoyed it chances are others will too!

We have many Forums to choose from, including:
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Band-in-a-Box for Mac
PowerTracks Pro Audio
Other PG Music Programs
User Showcase
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
International Versions of Band-in-a-Box

October 22, 2015

#TBT - A Band-in-a-Box 9 Review!

We were doing some research online the other day, and came across a review of Band-in-a-Box Version 9!

Click here to read the review written by Electronic Musician.

This review immediately caught the attention of our Marketing Representative Callie - probably because it compared Band-in-a-Box to Star Trek.

"There is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in which one of the characters walks onto the holodeck and programs his musical fantasy simply by commanding, "1950s New Orleans jazz, small combo." The computer instantly generates a holographic combo that appears and starts playing. The character then picks up his trombone and commences to jam along with the computer-generated trio.
Science fiction? Maybe not. PG Music's Band-in-a-Box 9.0 offers a similar experience in the here and now."

All of the new features for Version 9 list here.

October 21, 2015

Video - Recording Audio with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

When we released Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac this summer, we added an Audio Track - this means you can open an audio file (wav, aiff, mp3, mp4, and m4a), record audio, or render your song to the Audio Track!

Want to see how easy it is to record audio with this new version? Watch this YouTube Video.

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac can be reviewed here:

October 21, 2015

We're on Facebook and Twitter!

Many of you may already be aware of this, but for those of you that don't know - we are on Facebook and Twitter!

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter and you'll be the first to know about specials, new releases, contests and other exciting PG Music Inc. announcements!

If you're on our Facebook page, share with others how you feel about Band-in-a-Box by posting a review.


October 20, 2015

Another Inspiring Video Testimonial - Petr Kroutil

Petr Kroutil contacted us recently - he wanted us to know how much he loves Band-in-a-Box and was eager to help tell the world just how great the program is!

So, when we told him about our Video Testimonials project he was more than happy to send us some footage!
Watch his video testimonial here:

Learn more about Petr here:

Take a look at all of our video testimonials when you visit

October 20, 2015

#TipTuesday - Big Notes Mode in Band-in-a-Box

Big Notes Mode is a button on the Notation toolbar in Band-in-a-Box which changes the display of the notation! When you select this button, the program displays notation with larger font size and note names within note heads.
(Press the button again to return to the normal size.)

October 19, 2015

The Newest Video Testimonial - Guitarhacker!

We've posted a new Video Testimonial to our YouTube channel and website!
This video features Forum User Guitarhacker, a.k.a. Herb Hartley.

"This is one of the best song-writing tools that you can buy, bar none. I haven’t seen anything better."
-Herb Hartley

Watch it on YouTube here: Learn more about Herb's story here.

You can still submit your own Video Testimonial - contact the Marketing Team to learn more:

October 19, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac - Patch Update 105 Available!

We recently released a build 105 update patch for Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac. (on Oct 14, 2015)

To review all the improvements and fixes released with this update, or to download the update, click here.

October 14, 2015

Video Testimonial - Musician, Professional Instructor and Band-in-a-Box Endorser Eric Blackmon

Musician and instructor Eric Blackmon is also the owner of EEMusic Music Creation Learning Center and the creator of EricBlackmonGuitar and other instruction channels on YouTube.

Eric shares how he uses Band-in-a-Box to create backing tracks for his YouTube tutorials.

Check out all the video testimonials on our website at

We want to hear your Band-in-a-Box story! If you would like to share your own video testimonial about Band-in-a-Box, please email our Marketing Department for information.

October 09, 2015

We're Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving Monday, October 12th!

Did you know it's Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday, October 12th? We hope all our fellow Canadians enjoy the holiday!

Fortunately, we only close the entire office on Christmas. Our office has regular hours on Saturday & Sunday, but we won't all be here on Monday...

-Our Technical Support department will be closed, but will re-open Tuesday morning at 10am PST.
-Our Sales & Customer Service department will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.

The Marketing Department will not be available on Monday.

Our hours list here.

October 09, 2015

Video Testimonial - Jazz Fusion Guitarist and Band-in-a-Box Endorser Jeff Richman

Watch Jazz Fusion Guitarist and Band-in-a-Box Endorser Jeff Richman's Video Testimonial to learn more about how he uses (and why he loves) Band-in-a-Box:

All of the video testimonials are on our website at

October 09, 2015

Band-in-a-Box 2015 Italian Mac Version Available!

Band-in-a-Box 2015 per Windows è qui con oltre 50 nuove interessanti funzioni.

Abbiamo migliorato l'interfaccia grafica, con un migliore look, e molte nuove funzionali per risparmiare tempo come le etichette automatiche delle tracce (per esempio, invece di dire "Stringhe" si dice "Banjo"), pulsanti video-aiuto tutorial, anteprima istantanea per molti dialoghi, costruzione più veloce di brano /stile, un nuovo font per accordo RealScore scritto a mano e altro ancora. Abbiamo aggiunto il supporto diretto per i plugin a 64-bit VST (utilizzando jBridge, disponibile da noi). Ora è possibile salvare il brano come un video che è possibile caricare su YouTube o lavorare in programmi video. Si può caricare, suonare, vedere e rallentare i video che hai già scaricato da YouTube o altrove in Band-in-a-Box, estraendo l'audio e rallentarlo con grande qualità audio, per imparare o sincronizzarlo nel foglio Accordi e più.

October 08, 2015

A Look Back - GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country!

Why not embrace the hashtag trend for today, and celebrate the 2006 release of GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country?! #ThrowbackThursday

While announcing the release of this popular program, Peter had stated: "It’s been a thrill to work with an artist of Brent Mason’s calibre, and to feature his unique talents in the GuitarStar program. Brent is an incredible guitar player and a remarkable teacher."

We have continued to work with Brent and offer a huge assortment of RealTracks by him too!

The GuitarStar series doesn't stop with Brent - we also offer:
GuitarStar Volume 1: Rockin' Riffs
GuitarStar Volume 2: Rockin' Riffs for the Beginner

October 08, 2015

#TBT Band-in-a-Box 12 for Windows - All the Way from 2002!

As you know, Band-in-a-Box has been around for many, many, many years!

Let's take a look back to November 2002, and the release of Band-in-a-Box 12 for Windows... some of the new features released included:
-MIDI File to Style Wizard - automatically converts a MIDI file to a Band-in-a-Box Style.
-"Twice and many instruments" with GM2 Support - this added 129 new instruments to styles and songs, including the ukulele, mandolin, 12-string guitar and more!
-Guitar Chord Diagrams on the Notation - an option for standard Guitar Chord diagrams to be included in the notation display.
-You can now loop any section of the song - handy for looping a full chorus or other section of a song for practice or performance.
-Styles Improved - all of the Styles for Band-in-a-Box are enhanced with new StyleMaker features including guitar and other fretted instrument voicings, consistent volume levels, edited patterns, and more!

Want to see all the new features that Version 12 had to offer? Visit and read all about them!

October 07, 2015

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

Want to see how to use the Drag and Drop feature in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac?
We've created this excellent short video tutorial that explains this feature:

We have a HUGE selection of videos available to help you get the most out of Band-in-a-Box. Visit the PG Music Inc. YouTube Channel or our own Video Support page to see them all!

October 07, 2015

RealTracks Artist Brent Mason Has Been BUSY This Year!

According to, Brent Mason is a part of the following albums in 2015 (and the year isn't over!):
Artist: Eason Corbin | Album: About to Get Real
Artist: Alan Jackson | Album: Angels and Alcohol
Artist: Sammy Kershaw | Album: I Won't Back Down
Artist: Jim Ed Brown | Album: In Style Again
Artist: Reba McEntire | Album: Love Somebody
Artist: Clint Black | Album: On Purpose
Artist: Kenny Rogers | Album: Once Again It's Christmas
Artist: Darius Rucker | Album: Southern Style
Artist: Asleep at the Wheel | Album: Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Artist: Aaron Watson | Album: The Underdog

Imagine how much longer this list would be with all the songs Band-in-a-Box Users create using Brent Mason RealTracks!

Learn more about Brent and listen to demos of his RealTracks by visiting his RealTracks Artist Bio page

October 06, 2015

Congratulations RealTracks Artist Paul Franklin - CMA Award Nominee!

RealTracks Artist Paul Franklin (Pedal Steel) has been nominated for the CMA Musician of the Year Award!

We will find out on November 4th! More info...

Paul Franklin's RealTracks can be found in Sets 132, 149 & 182 - listen to demos of these here.

October 06, 2015

#TipTuesday - Save a Track As a "Performance File"

Did you know... If you save a track as a "Performance File," you can send it your friend, who will be able to play it without needing to have the RealTracks installed.

To save the track, right-click on the instrument button and select "Save Track as Performance File."

October 05, 2015

Band-in-a-Box for Windows - Fretlight Support!

Band-in-a-Box 2014 and higher for Windows work with the Fretlight Guitar!

Using the program with this light-up guitar is really easy - just connect the guitar to your computer via USB before you open Band-in-a-Box.

Watch this Video to learn more...

October 05, 2015

#MusicMonday - Share Your Songs!

Have you created a song using Band-in-a-Box, RealBand or PowerTracks Pro Audio?

Make sure you join our Forum and share your original tune on the User Showcase Forum! While you're there, listen to songs created by other forum members, and offer your feedback!

October 02, 2015

RealTracks Artist Trevor Hutchinson Performs Oct 7th!

RealTracks Artist Trevor Hutchinson shares the stage with Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney at Whelan's on Wednesday, October 7th!

A Traditional Irish musical performance in Ireland? If I could be there, I would! So, if you're in the area you should check them out!

Learn more about the event here.

To read about Trevor and listen to demos of his RealTracks, visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

As always, if you've created a song that uses Trevor's RealTracks (from Sets 104 & 123), feel free to share them on our User Showcase Forum.

October 02, 2015

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

One of the ways to save your song with Band-in-a-Box 2015 is to save it as a video and upload it to YouTube!

See how this is done:

Have you saved your song as a video? Share it here!

October 01, 2015

#TBT - Dare-to-Compare Cassette!

Remember when you couldn't download audio files, CD's didn't exist and YouTube wasn't an option? How else could we offer a Dare-to-Compare feature? With a cassette, of course!

"Dare to Compare" Cassette - take a look!

September 30, 2015

RealTracks Artist Phil Woods

We are sad to hear of the passing of Jazz Saxophonist Phil Woods yesterday afternoon. Phil recently retired from performing, with his last performance being on September 4th at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh.

Phil was part of our RealTracks Artist "Jazz Pollwinners" series.

Learn more about Phil and listen to his RealTracks here.

You can also visit his website, where fans are remembering and honoring him in the Open Mic Forum.

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