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Band-in-a-Box 2014 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 19, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows - Italian Patch Available!

If you own the Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows, and are wanting the latest Italian language patch that includes a PDF of the full 2014 Italian manual, click here.

August 19, 2014

PG Music Inc. Support Page Resource

Our Support Page is a fast and easy way to access Patch Updates, Videos, Support Forms, FAQs, Tutorials and more!

August 18, 2014

Kick-start Your Week with a Band-in-a-Box Song!

Want to hear what others are creating with Band-in-a-Box? Head to our page - whether you're interested in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Easy Listening and more you're sure to be inspired by the songs posted here from Band-in-a-Box users just like you!

Want to see your song on this page? Just post to our User Showcase Forum!

August 18, 2014

RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson - Guest Artist!

RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson can be heard as a guest artist for John Cowan's upcoming album "Sixty" that's being released later this month!

Read more about this upcoming album release here:

Learn more about John Jorgenson and listen to audio demos of his RealTracks by visiting his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

August 15, 2014

RealTracks Artist Mark Matejka - Upcoming Lynyrd Skynyrd Shows!

RealTracks Artist Mark "Sparky" Matekja is the guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, and there's a lot of concerts coming up! If you're interested in seeing them live, visit to see if there's a show near you!

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

August 15, 2014

Video - Making Notation for Guitar in Band-in-a-Box

If you play the guitar you might prefer to write a melody using the fretboard without having to think about notation. We have a video that goes over how to do that with Band-in-a-Box, and also how to write notation and have Band-in-a-Box make it work with the fretboard. Watch this YouTube video for an easy-to-follow tutorial:

August 14, 2014

It's Been 26 Years!

Band-in-a-Box began in 1988, when Musician and program developer Dr. Peter Gannon was looking for music software that was easy to use! Now it's 2014, and Band-in-a-Box is better than ever!

Looking for a blast from the past? Here's our retail box from the 80s!
View image - you'll love it!

August 14, 2014

PG Music Headquarters is in Friendly Victoria, BC!

PG Music Inc. is located in Victoria, British Columbia - and we're excited to hear that our beautiful city was recently voted one of the friendliest cities in the world! View the list of the Top 10 Cities here.

Band-in-a-Box users agree!

Here's a few comments we've received about our customer service:

..."You have all been, as usual, courteous, helpful and prompt and I commend you all for such an attitude."..." You people are awesome geniuses!"..."Thank you Peter and crew and Band-in-a-Box."..."It is rare that a company of your stature looks out for its customers in the way that PG Music does. Not only will I remain a customer, I will most certainly let others know about you and how you do business."..."Thank you for great service - I'm impressed!"..."You guys are a tremendous company with an outstanding product!"..."Thanks PG Music!"..."I'm very impressed!"..."Once again you amaze me!"..."Everyone at PG Music is working too hard!"..."You guys are wonderful!"..."Keep up the good work!"...

We'd like to thank all our customers for such kind comments!

August 13, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 - The New GUI!

Band-in-a-Box 2014 was a huge release for us, and included a brand new GUI!
Post to the forum or leave a comment telling us what you think of the new look:

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August 13, 2014

RealTracks Artist Scott Vestal - Album Release!

RealTracks Artist Scott Vestal's Banjo playing can be heard on the latest album "From the Heart" by Donna Hughes!

Click here to read more about this album release.

Learn more about Scott Vestal and listen to audio demos of his RealTracks on his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

August 12, 2014

RealTracks Artist Paul Franklin Upcoming Performance - Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers

RealTracks Pedal Steel Artist Paul Franklin will perform with Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers on August 30th as part of a closing performance for the Park City Institute Concert Series at the Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Amphitheater in Park City, UT!

For event information and tickets, click here.

Learn more about Paul Franklin and listen to audio demos of his RealTracks by visiting his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

August 12, 2014

Video - Rendering Your Band-in-a-Box Song

If you've finished creating your song in Band-in-a-Box for Windows and you want to save it as an audio file to share with your friends, all you have to do is render!

Want to see just how easy it is to render to WAV, WMA, MP3, etc.? Watch the YouTube video.

August 11, 2014

RealTracks Artist Miles Black Performance

Pianist Miles Black joins Roger Baird and Scott White for a "The Baird, Black and White Trio" evening of music at Studio Live in Cumberland British Columbia on August 23rd! Learn more...

Learn more about Miles Black and listen to audio demos of his RealTracks by visiting his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

August 11, 2014

Enhance your Band-in-a-Box experience with Apps for your iPhone, iPad and Android!

Create your Band-in-a-Box songs even when you're away from the computer with the Band-in-a-Box App for iPhone, iPad and Android!

We also have a Remote App for Band-in-a-Box, allowing you to control the program from anywhere in the room!

Learn more about PG Music Inc. Apps here:
Google Play

August 08, 2014

Our Website Has Been Updated!

We have updated our website shopping area with a new "My Account" page. You can access this by clicking on the "My Account" link in the page header. We will be adding features to the "My Account" area that allow you to download your orders and manage serial numbers.

Note: The User Forums account is not currently connected to this – rather, it is your "shopping cart" login. We're working on merging the accounts for a future update.

August 08, 2014

Band-in-a-Box for Windows Includes RealBand!

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box for Windows also includes RealBand? RealBand is your All-in-One Audio Workstation and Accompaniment program!
Click here to learn more about RealBand 2014 for Windows.

Watch the RealBand 2014 videos on our Support page here:

August 08, 2014

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2014!

PowerTracks Pro Audio is a full-featured, multi-track music sequencing and digital audio recording program packed with powerful and unique features!

Learn more about PowerTracks here:

Watch the YouTube videos:

August 07, 2014

RealTracks Artist Jeff Lorber @ Harbor Park Jazz & Blues Festival August 16th!

Enjoy an evening of Jazz Funk Soul with RealTracks Artist Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp and Paul Jackson Jr. on August 16th in Kenosha, WI!

Click here for event info.

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

August 07, 2014

Band-in-a-Box... User-to-User Videos!

Interested in adding to our Video tutorials: User to User page?
If you've made video tutorials for any PG Music products that you would like to share with other users, send an email to or post a message in the Tips and Tricks Forum, and we'll add a link to your video!

Don't know how to make a video, but you want to learn? We've got you covered - check out our YouTube Video: Making a Video of Your Band-in-a-Box Song .

August 06, 2014

Bundle Your Purchase with Finale PrintMusic 2014!

There's an option to bundle your Band-in-a-Box or PowerTracks Pro Audio purchase with the latest PrintMusic 2014!

Windows users can purchase a Band-in-a-Box or PowerTracks Pro Audio bundle here:

Mac users can purchase their Band-in-a-Box bundle here:

August 06, 2014

Video - Using a Fretlight Guitar with Band-in-a-Box

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows supports the Fretlight Guitar - and it's easy to set this up! Click here to watch our Using a Fretlight Guitar with Band-in-a-Box video.

The FretLight is a cool electric hardware guitar that has LED lights on the frets. Now, if you have a FretLight, you can mirror the output of the Band-in-a-Box on-screen guitar to the FretLight fretboard. So you can just look at the FretLight as you play along to any of the great guitar RealTracks or Guitar Artist Performances as you hear the playing, and see the fret positions on your FretLight Guitar.

August 05, 2014

RealTracks Artist Phil Woods - Free Performance!

RealTracks Artist Phil Woods will be performing with The Greg Caputo Big Band on August 9th at 2pm during the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival!
For more information about this event, including the full schedule, visit:

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

August 05, 2014

Video - Woodshedding with Band-in-a-Box

When practicing (or "woodshedding") a tune, it is useful for the tempo to speed up every time the section loops or the song restarts from the beginning. This video will show you how to practice songs or parts of a song at automatically increasing tempos within Band-in-a-Box.

August 01, 2014

RealTracks Artist Quinn Bachand - Performing all Weekend!

RealTracks Artist Quinn Bachand will be performing at the Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon, Quebec all weekend!

Click here to review all of Quinn's upcoming performance dates.

Learn more about Quinn and listen to audio demos of his RealTracks on his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

August 01, 2014

Video - Making a Song in Band-in-a-Box

New to Band-in-a-Box? Creating your first song is as easy as pressing play! To watch a step-by-step video tutorial on creating your own song, watch this YouTube video:

You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from “nothing” to “something” in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your “on demand” backup band!

July 31, 2014

Troy Brenningmeyer - Lap Steel Lessons with Band-in-a-Box Backing Tracks!

If you're interested in a Lap Steel lesson, watch Troy Brenningmeyer's video, which features Band-in-a-Box backing tracks!

For all of Troy's lessons visit his website

July 31, 2014

Video - Band-in-a-Box Chord Shortcuts

Did you know that there are a few different ways you can enter your chords into Band-in-a-Box?
Watch this video to learn how to enter chords in Band-in-a-Box by typing easy shortcuts, or your own custom made shortcuts:

July 30, 2014

Eric Blackmon - How To Play Your Very First BLUES GUITAR SOLO Lesson

Eric Blackmon teaches you how to play your first blues guitar solo, and he uses Band-in-a-Box for his backing tracks!
Watch the YouTube video for this lesson here.

Endorising Artist Eric Blackmon is the creator of EricBlackmonGuitar on YouTube, Owner of EEMusic Music Creation Learning Center Greenville, South Carolina and a Professional Instructor!

July 30, 2014

Video - Making UserTracks with Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac

Did you know that with Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac you can make your own UserTracks? Want to see how easy it is? Watch the video on making your own UserTracks here.

UserTracks work just like RealTracks, except you’re the session musician! UserTracks are simple to make, and add the same exciting human element to your song that the RealTracks made by PG Music do!

July 29, 2014

Contacting PG Music Inc. is EASY!

Wondering which package to purchase? Maybe you want to upgrade and need to know more about your own purchase history? Looking for technical support for Band-in-a-Box (or any other PG Music software)? We're here 7 days a week to help! Simply call us, use the Live Help feature on our website or send us an email - we're happy to help!

For contact information, head to:

July 29, 2014

MIDI SuperTracks for Band-in-a-Box

Looking for a Band-in-a-Box Add-on with the editing and control capabilities of regular MIDI tracks, but with the added bonus of incredibly good MIDI sounds? MIDI SuperTracks is the answer!

Learn more about MIDI SuperTracks and listen to audio demos:
MIDI SuperTracks for Mac
MIDI SuperTracks for Windows

What are MIDI SuperTracks?

Instead of MIDI styles based on C7 chord patterns that get repeated over every chord, the MIDI SuperTracks are based on actual playing by studio musicians. When you play the SuperTracks with your favorite MIDI synth or VST plug-ins, you'll hear great sounds using MIDI!

July 28, 2014

RealTracks Artist Kenny Barron - Upcoming Shows!

Kenny Barron has a few shows coming up in August! If you're interested in one of his shows, visit:

He'll be in France, Rockport, and New York!

Learn more about Kenny Barron and listen to audio demos of his RealTracks Sets by visiting his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

July 28, 2014

Tips & Tricks YouTube Channel

Want to watch some great videos to help you with your Band-in-a-Box? Check out the Tips & Tricks playlist on our YouTube channel!

Take a look at ALL the videos we offer on our YouTube Channel here.

July 25, 2014

RealTracks Artist Miles Black Performs Saturday!

Join Miles Black at Pat's Pub & Brewhouse in Vancouver BC this Saturday (July 26th) as he performs with the Jodi Proznick Trio!

Miles has quite a few upcoming performances - for a complete list view this page:

Read more about Miles Black and listen to audio demos of his RealTracks on his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

July 25, 2014

Band-in-a-Box... Share Your 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!

Watch how easy it is to upload your Band-in-a-Box song to Soundcloud here.

Make sure to post a link to our User Showcase Forum!

July 24, 2014

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:

July 24, 2014

We Have Over 100 RealTracks Artists!

The popular RealTracks feature within Band-in-a-Box brings an exciting human element to your arrangement by adding REAL instruments played by TOP MUSICIANS!
Click here for a full list of the RealTracks Artists available.

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

July 23, 2014

RealTracks Artist Rebeca Mauleón - Upcoming Appearance!

Rebeca Mauleón joins Carlos Del Puerto, Jesús Diaz and Carlos Caro this Saturday, July 26th for the "Master Class: Inside the Cuban Rhythm Section w/ Carlos Del Puerto" event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco!
Click here for more information.

To learn more about Rebeca Mauleón and listen to audio demos of her RealTracks, take a look at her RealTracks Artist Bio page.

July 23, 2014

Purchase Site Licenses and LabPAKs for Band-in-a-Box!

Interested in purchasing Band-in-a-Box to use in your school? We offer special pricing when purchasing five or more installations! Click here to see the options available.

The LabPAK is our basic, specially-priced package for music education, and is licensed for 5 installations. We also offer custom pricing for 6 or more installations, school-wide, district-wide, and even state, provincial, or national licensing. Please contact to request a quote

July 22, 2014

Share your UserTracks on our Forum!

An exciting new features of Band-in-a-Box 2014 is the ability to make UserTracks, which can be used just like any RealTracks!

We've created a tutorial to help you get started with UserTracks: Make a Band-in-a-Box UserTrack in under 10 minutes!

Once you've finished, feel free to share your creation on our UserTracks Forum.

July 22, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows - 13 Languages Available!

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows is available in thirteen different languages!

Select the following page for a complete list of the translations available:

July 21, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows Patch Update Available

Do you own Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows? Make sure to download the latest patch update 384!

This patch includes:

Fixed: Guitar glitch when changing fret positions (redraw took a long time).
Fixed: Guitar fretboard drawing glitch for the open position.
Changes: Notation, editable notation, when TrackType is Guitar: when entering notes using guitar tab, notes get entered on the last guitar tab string clicked on. Now if you want to stop that mode, actions like changing the track, or the notation mode will reset it so that clicking a note isn't in the guitar tab mode still.

July 21, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 German Patch for Windows

Existing Band-in-a-Box 2014 customers who'd like to use the German version can download the latest language patch here.

This patch includes the complete 2014 German manual for Band-in-a-Box 2014, as well as the full German translation of Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows.

July 21, 2014

RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson - A Busy Man!

Interested in seeing RealTracks artist John Jorgenson perform? There's plenty of opportunities coming up! Take a look at his schedule:

Want to learn more about John Jorgenson? Visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page where you can also listen to audio demos of his RealTracks!

July 18, 2014

Stay in Touch 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!

July 18, 2014

Band-in-a-Box Tutorials & How-To's!

Want to learn more about your Band-in-a-Box? Like how to make your own UserTracks or the steps for downloading and installing RealTracks? Head to our Tutorials & How-To's page!

July 17, 2014

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

To get the most out of Band-in-a-Box, we offer a huge selection of add-ons, 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

July 17, 2014

YouTube Playlist - Other PG Music Inc. Products

For PG Music, Band-in-a-Box was just the beginning! Check out these other great products PG Music has to offer...
YouTube Playlist - Other PG Music Inc. Products

You can purchase these here:
Other Products - Windows
Other Products - Mac

July 16, 2014

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
More information:

July 16, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows Patch Update Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows users! There's a new build 383 available here.

Updated: Full Band-in-a-Box manual.
Improved: Guitar Tab notation entry improved. Clicking on tab in editable notation (after setting tracktype to guitar), will then set the next note to be inserted on that string.
Improved: In lyric editing more, going to the next lyric now highlights the text of the lyric.
Improved: Notation window, when note names are displayed, and there are blue lines shown for durations, now more visible note names.
Improved: For the audition play controls in the RealTracks picker and other dialogs, the play button now stays pressed in.
Fixed: Chords with 16th note pushes like ^^C weren't showing correctly using BigBand font.
Fixed: Drums demos with # in the name were not playing from the internet.
Fixed: Audio play from bar 1 offset fixed, on songs without tempo changes.
Fixed: Audio track, option in Render dialog to include/exclude audio track in render wasn't working in all cases.
Fixed: Audio Track volume not being saved with the song.
Fixed: When the option to show the Channel Numbers for the note names is selected, and you are in Staff Roll notation mode, the channel numbers appear behind the blue lines. This makes it difficult to see the numbers in this format.
Fixed: If I have all MIDI tracks in the song then changing the "THIS SONG" volume setting works ok within BiaB but makes no difference to the exported ".wav" file. That is you can have it all the way up or down but the exported ".wav" is still the same volume.
Fixed: Audition file for styles was looking for a RealDrums demo for some songs that already had RealDrums in them.
Fixed: Mute audio function doesn't cause a glitch now - happens immediately.
Fixed: When adding styles with StylePicker editor, the styles weren't being added to the new categories.
Fixed: Tab font was too big on leadsheet.
Fixed: & was displaying for some styles with & in the name, such as R&B.sty.
Fixed: F5 Bar report was missing bar numbers sometimes.
Fixed: Updating old mixer sliders wasn't updating the new mixer sliders.
Fixed: RealTracks auditioning issue if your home folder was named with "band" in it.
Fixed: If usertracks was chosen, loop dialog referred to the usertracks (and vice versa).
Fixed: Instrument radio button menu showing usertracks was showing for loops.
Fixed: Acid info file had wrong acid name sometimes.
Fixed: User Memo in RealTracks picker wasn't allowing spaces in memos.
Fixed: In notation, sometimes after pressing stop, the up/down arrows were causing notes to change in the notation window.
Fixed: Audio button on mixer was resulting in wrong notation windows width.

July 16, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac Patch Update Available

If you've purchased your Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac already, be sure to download the latest patch update, here.

Added: VU Meters have been added to the Mixer.
Fixed: What add-ons dialog on the USB Hard drives was false-reporting missing RealTracks sets.

July 15, 2014

RealTracks Artist Eric Marienthal - Upcoming Performance!

Eric Marienthal will be performing July 20th in Newport Beach at the 14th Annual Eric Marienthal & Friends Concert! Click here for event info.

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

July 15, 2014

July 15th was the LAST DAY of Our Band-in-a-Box 2014 Mac Special

It's the last day of our Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac special!
If you haven't placed your order yet, it's your last chance for Bonus PAKs and special upgrade pricing!
For complete details on the new Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac, and to purchase your upgrade, go to

July 14, 2014

Brent Mason @ Guitar Workshop Plus!

Brent Mason will be at the Guitar Workshop Plus Session 2 in Toronto between July 20 - 25, 2014! Click here for details.

We offer a huge assortment of Brent Mason RealTracks! You can listen to audio demos of this on his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

We also have GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country available - Nashville's guitar legend becomes your personal Country guitar teacher! Learn more about this program here:

July 13, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 Mac Special - Time is running out!

Our Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac special is only here until July 15th! Make sure to order your copy soon for some great savings on Upgrade packages and also receive some Bonus items!

For complete details on the new Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac:

July 11, 2014

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows French Patch

If you own the French Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows program, feel free to download the latest language patch, which includes a PDF of the translated manual!

Click here to download this French Language Patch

This patch will also translate any of the Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows programs to French. You can change the language within the program by going to Opt. | Language Selection

July 11, 2014

Use the Live Help Feature on our Website!

Did you know that Registered Users of PG Music Inc. products are entitled to unlimited technical support?! Just give us a call or send us an email if you need help! Click here for contact information

BUT, there's another way to get in touch with us! You can use the Live Help feature we offer on our website! Just click on the button at the top of the site! It looks like this:

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July 11, 2014

The Band-in-a-Box Audiophile Edition

On top of the Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPlusPAK and EverythingPAK for Band-in-a-Box, we also offer an "Audiophile Edition" which provides the highest quality of lossless audio. While most people are happy with the compressed files for the RealTracks and RealDrums (which is what you'll hear when you listen to any of the audio demos on our website), it's nice to have this additional option!

Learn more...
Band-in-a-Box Audiophile Edition for Windows
Band-in-a-Box Audiophile Edition for Mac

July 10, 2014

Vancouver Island RealTracks Artist Performances This Weekend!

RealTracks Artists Ian McDougall, Neil Swainson, Oliver Gannon and P.J. Perry are all performing this weekend on Vancouver Island!

Click here for event and ticket information.

To learn more about these RealTracks Artists and listen to audio demos of the RealTracks they offer, check out their RealTracks Artist Bio pages by clicking on their names below:
Ian McDougall
Neil Swainson
Oliver Gannon
P.J. Perry

July 09, 2014

Hardware Purchase Options Available!

Check out our Hardware Section for great deals on products like the Roland SD-50, Roland MIDI Interface, Voice Live products and the TC Helicon Switch 3 Footswitch!

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