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July 31, 2014 http://www.lessonswithtroy.com/.&page=1">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! http://youtu.be/kVuG_F3qCuY

Posted at 09:04 AM

July 31, 2014 User Showcase Song - The Ride (wip)

The is the 1st song i have got to the point i want to share. I recently got 2013 ultraplus and WOW what an upgrade from my 2012 megapack. I still have to put my bass on it and redo my vocals and do more mixing in powertrack 2014 . Please let me know what you think . The Ride . Title: The Ride
File:the ride2.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=4:36
No intro. 146 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 146. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Time signature,RealDrums Changes,
Style is STRAYST8.STY (StRay Straight 8ths)
there also a 3 of other percussion tracks and lead guitar not shown in comment tab not sure why it doesn't show all the tracks.
RealTracks in song: ~579:Bass, Electric, Blues Roadhouse Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 848:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 657:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasRockChop Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1172:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockUpbeatBrent Ev 140 (Bluesy)
RealDrums in Song: BluesRockEv^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat

Posted at 09:02 AM

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: http://youtu.be/dIwQLuveO3c.

Posted at 08:46 AM

July 30, 2014 EricBlackmonGuitar on YouTube, Owner of EEMusic Music Creation Learning Center Greenville, South Carolina and a Professional Instructor!&page=1">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.

Posted at 09:01 AM

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.

Posted at 08:54 AM

July 30, 2014 User Showcase Song - Love Again

In the fall of 2006 I relocated and in the spring of 2007 I fell madly in love. We shopped for rings and went house hunting but it was only to be a spring romance. It was also the first song I wrote after living through Hurricane Katrina two years earlier. Looking back I suppose I had a lot on my mind.
All instruments are real tracks. Bass, Drums, piano, synth pad, cello, 3 strumming acoustic guitars, and a bit of Dreamy guitar.

Posted at 08:50 AM

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: http://www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

Posted at 08:46 AM

July 29, 2014 User Showcase Song - You Were Never Mine

Did this tune a few years back. It's almost all in Band In a Box/RealBand. The piano solo was pieced in from another BitB song. I used ACID for that.

I still intend to tweak the singing. Sorry, I don't remember the tracks, etc. It was all done on another computer that crashed so right now I don't even have the software. I'm looking to either replace or upgrade.

Posted at 08:38 AM

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

Posted at 08:33 AM

July 28, 2014 User Showcase Song - Overs & Dones

Rob wrote Overs & Dones on his ukulele. But with real tracks it sounds much better.
A slightly sad song about a broken relationship, hhmm yes I know, his favorite song subject whistle (I recently wrote a song on a totally different subject we'll be posting it when the holidays are over).

Style: _banfolk 16th acoustic folk
Used real tracks:
1765 guitar high strung acoustic fingerpick.pop 16th ev 16
2265 synth bellpad rhythm 80s pop melodic ev 085
518 bass electric pop halfnotes ev 085

Posted at 09:30 AM

July 28, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">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: http://kennybarron.com/itinerary/

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

Posted at 09:27 AM

July 28, 2014 here.&page=1">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!

Posted at 09:15 AM

July 25, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">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: http://www.milesblack.com/calendar.html

Posted at 08:26 AM

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!

Posted at 08:21 AM

July 25, 2014 User Showcase Song - Viborama

Hi guys, this is a mid tempo Jazz tune "a la Lionel Hampton", hope you all like it, Comments welcome as always.

Stats are:
Style is ZZJAZZ.STY (Jazz Swing Style)
PianoCustom Synth is Hi-Q 001 01 Piano, Acoustic, Adictivekeys
MelodyCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic String Bass (33), Acoustic Piano (1),
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2072:Piano, Rhythm ModernJazz Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 1068:Trumpet, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealDrums in Song: JazzSwingLewis^06-a:Ride and Hihat , b:Busy Ride with Snare

Posted at 08:20 AM

July 24, 2014 User Showcase Song - First Times

****** Song Summary *************
Key=C , Tempo 86,
Style is _CBALAD2.STY (Country Bal w PedSteel (85 RS))

RT in song: 1418:Bass, Electric, SouthernRock Ev16 085
RT in song: 785:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming

CrossoverSnappy Sw16 090
RT in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RT in song: 2001:Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 624:Fiddle, Soloist George Ev 085
RT in style: NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare,
HiHat Open

Posted at 08:42 AM

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!

Posted at 08:32 AM

July 23, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">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.

Posted at 08:27 AM

July 23, 2014 Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production - Newbie

Recently purchased BIAB 2014 [300$ one]and getting a feel for it.
Have used a real track and created an original song, selecting a "solo" and adding vocals.
What I am trying to figure out, with the help of the user's guide and playing around, is:

1. after recording the vocals how come I cannot find the track it is on?
2. what type of file do I have to save it as in order to copy it into a DAW Real Band, for example, or MixCraft,
3. how do I actually copy the completed song into a DAW? and
4. will I be able to mix everything down? [The tracks are or will be separate correct?]

Posted at 08:24 AM

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.

Posted at 08:39 AM

July 22, 2014 User Showcase - First Song with Band-in-a-Box - Where the Cowboys Roll

Title: Where the Cowboys Roll
File:Where the Cowboys Roll.MGU
Key=A , Tempo 105, Length (m:s)=4:09
8 bar intro, 98 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 106. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 564 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Soloist is saved with the song : Multi-Country 16ths. (125)
Style is B_GEES1.STY (BGees 1 - 80s Disco)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Finger Electric Bass (34), Electric Piano 2 (6), Muted Electric Guit (29),
RealTracks in song: 698:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120 (A:muted)
RealTracks in song: 692:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming AcRockBright Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^8-a:Snare, HiHat Open , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 08:38 AM

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: http://www.bandinabox.com

Posted at 08:34 AM

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!

Posted at 08:41 AM

July 21, 2014 User Showcase Song - One More Star

There are a number of stories I could tell about this song.
But, in this case, I think I'll let the song speak for itself...
Hope you enjoy it.

the band...
RealTracks in song: ~1846:Bass, Electric, CountryBoogieRootFive Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 1524:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerPushClean Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 633:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanMuted Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 1707:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 795:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernCountrySync Ev 100 (A:strum)
RealTracks in song: 620:Pedal Steel, Background Cowboy Ev 165
RealTracks in song: ~618:Fiddle, Background Allis Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2030:Fiddle, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 165
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

I played the acoustic guitars
The harmonies are me and the BIABettes

Posted at 08:40 AM

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.

Posted at 08:37 AM

July 21, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page where you can also listen to audio demos of his RealTracks!&page=1">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: http://www.johnjorgenson.com/index.php/tour/

Posted at 08:36 AM

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!

Posted at 08:18 AM

July 18, 2014 Searching for an older BIAB style

It was specifically designed with instruments and tone patches that yielded a little-children-light-nursery-rhyme sound. I believe the word "child" was somehow embedded in the file name.

Anybody remember such a style? Any info much appreciated. Thanks.

Posted at 08:15 AM

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!

Posted at 08:12 AM

July 17, 2014 User Showcase Song - Kish

An instrumental inspired by a river near my home.

Bass RT 366 Country Bass
Drums Nashville even 16

All other instrumentation was played by me.

Even though "country" RTs were used, this is not a "country" tune. I'm not sure what genre it belongs to... just came out the way it came out.

Posted at 07:49 AM

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

Posted at 07:46 AM

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

Posted at 07:44 AM

July 16, 2014 Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production - Mixing

Anyone have any good resources for mixing? I think I capture a good signal but I don't really know where to go from there. Very new at this. I grew up in the 80's with hair bands and I think everything needs more reverb. I don't fully understand compression and what it can do for me.

I have seen some videos on mixing but often way over my head with plugins. To begin with, I just need to know where/how to "park" (don't know the correct terms either) something in the mix. I see/hear a lot on putting things in different frequencies to separate them or make them stand out, but I don't know how to listen and determine the proper settings. I guess the EQ thing is what I need most. There has to be a roadmap somewhere to get started. Like begin with drums, then add bass, etc.

Often the mix that BIAB creates sounds much better than it does after I "make improvements" to it. I listen to each individual track, make adjustments to make it what I like to hear, but when it all comes together it sounds like a junior high school garage band.

Anywhere to go for a seminar on the basics?

Posted at 08:09 AM

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
NoteMatch
NoteZapper
More information: http://www.pgmusic.com/musicalarcade.htm

Posted at 08:07 AM

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.

Posted at 07:34 AM

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.

Summary:
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.

Posted at 07:31 AM

July 15, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">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.

Posted at 07:54 AM

July 15, 2014 User Showcase Song - SWING DOWN

The origins of Swing Down are unknown. The earliest version that I’ve found simply listed it as traditional. I strongly suspect that it originated as an African-America spiritual. The Golden Gate Quartet recorded it in the 1940’s, the Blackwood Brothers in the 1950’s and Elvis in the 1960’s. The song is fully documented as being in the public domain.
I’ve wanted to do a bluegrass version for many years and finally got to it. Although we start the song with an a cappella line from Swing Low Sweet Chariot, it is not the same song. This one rocks!
All RT’s are from the bluegrass sets

Bass: Composite of 592
Guitar Rhythm: 598
Guitar Solo: Composite of 597
Mandolin Rhythm: 599
Mandolin Solo: 820
Banjo Rhythm: Composite of 589
Banjo Solo: Composite of 591
Fiddle Rhythm: 594
Fiddle Solo: Composite of 596

Posted at 07:53 AM

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 http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.htm.

Posted at 07:51 AM

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: http://www.pgmusic.com/gsbmc.htm

Posted at 12:18 PM

July 14, 2014 User Showcase Song - Austin

Proceed with Caution- If you don't like the blues, don't come here.

RealTracks in style: 1922:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockSlow12-8 Sw 06
RealTracks in style: 1924:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Sol Sw 060
RealTracks in style: 1923:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Brent Sw 060
RealTracks in song: ~675:Organ, B3, Background Blues Monday Sw 065
RealTracks in song: 1955:Sax, Alto, Soloist TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Mark Sw 060
RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: BluesRock128^6-a:Snare, HiHat Loose , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 12:17 PM

July 13, 2014 http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.htm&page=1">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!

Posted at 07:27 AM

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

Posted at 01:39 PM

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:

Live Help Button.jpg

Posted at 11:14 AM

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

Posted at 10:34 AM

July 11, 2014 PowerTracks - external midi synth definition

How can I configure PowerTracks for the use of an external midi synth (for example mine is Roland XP30). I would like to use it for rendering audio from midi tracks, and also I would like that PT sends Program Change to the synth 16 midi channels. I can't find any instrument definition in PT.
Thank You for Your help

Posted at 10:33 AM

July 10, 2014 Ian McDougall Neil Swainson Oliver Gannon P.J. Perry&page=1">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.

Posted at 11:41 AM

July 10, 2014 User Showcase Song - Pleasant Anticipation

we are waiting for summer to return. So I think it's time to post this title.
It is the first song I did with BiaB. I had ordered Biab in June 2012, two months before my retirement, when I wanted to start making music again. But I was so curious and couldn't wait. And so I did this song with the appropriate title.
In the beginning I mixed in Realband. But in August 2012 I made a remix with reaper. I don't know why I haven't posted it yet.
Here it is: Pleasant Anticipation
RTs used:
RealDrums: FusionBusyTerryClarke^1-a,b:Blastix, Ride
RT514:Bass,El,Funk Slap Ev100
RT1437:Piano,El,JazzFunkGroovin 110 RT1435:Gtr,El,Rh,JzFnkGrvChord110
RT1651:gitarre,El,Sol,JzFnkEv 110blz
RT475:Sax,Alto,Bossa Ev140
I hope you enjoy.

Posted at 11:39 AM

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!

Posted at 10:00 AM

July 09, 2014 What's New - Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac with over 50 great new features!
The GUI has been redesigned with a great new look and many time-saving enhancements! The Toolbars, Song and Styles area have been changed, and the chord sheet now has a “Real” looking handwritten font for chords. Plus - we’ve added UserTracks. You can now make your own RealTracks to add to your song and that's just the beginning…

Click here to read about all the new features and Add-ons released with Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac - make sure to take a look at the new GUI!

Posted at 09:55 AM

July 09, 2014 Band-in-a-Box for Windows - Getting started

I treated myself to the band in a box everything pack,just after install last year my world demanded me and I was away from music for half a year,I finally have some time now and want to play with the program. I am usually able to figure things out (eventually) but would really appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction.
My instrument is flute and at this point all I want to do is have pre made songs play that I could play along with. like I said I think its all installed and the sound works but I dont know where to begin. thanks in advance for any help.and you can count on me in the future to contribute

Posted at 09:50 AM

July 08, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Phil Woods Performance!

Phil Woods & Friends will be performing this Saturday, July 12th at the Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA!
Click here for event information.

Can't make it? His full list of upcoming performances can be found here.

Posted at 11:39 AM

July 08, 2014 User Showcase Song - Out on the street

Many years ago, about 1994, Rob met this homeless man who told him his story. This led him to write this song .
Originally composed on a Roland E-10 Keyboard. This is the new Band in a Box R & AM version (the original intro samples were kept intact).
It took a while to get the right soloist for this song. Brent Mason (who else :-) ) turned out to be the best.
The video might struck you as kind of gloomy, but we think it suits the song quite well.

Posted at 11:37 AM

July 07, 2014 great deals and Bonus PAKs on Mac Band-in-a-Box 2014 packages. Order now before they're gone!&page=1">Mac Band-in-a-Box 2014 Special Extended Until July 15th, 2014

Not able to get your Mac Band-in-a-Box order in before June 30th? You still have time! We're extending the Mac special until July 15th, 2014! Order version 2014 of Band-in-a-Box for Mac before the special end date to save on most upgrades and to receive a BONUS 6-PAK of Add-ons FREE.

Get Band-in-a-Box 2014 with over 50 exciting new features including
NEW RealTracks Sets with 101 additional RealTracks for Jazz, Rock-Pop and Country.

Posted at 10:03 AM

July 07, 2014 We Stand By Our Products with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

Did you know... when you purchase ANY product directly from PG Music Inc., you are automatically covered by our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the purchase you made directly from PG Music Inc., simply contact us within 30 days of your order, and we will refund the purchase price (shipping charges not included) - no questions asked!

**No small print required!**

Posted at 09:08 AM

July 07, 2014 http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.pluspak.htm&page=1">The Band-in-a-Box 2014 PlusPAK for Mac

If you are an existing Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Mac user, and want to snag all the newest Add-ons to add to your collection, the PlusPAK Upgrade is for you!

The Band-in-a-Box 2014 PlusPAK includes the Band-in-a-Box 2014, our just-released RealTracks Sets 188-205, MIDI SuperTracks Sets 10-17 and Artist Performance Sets 4-5!

During our Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac special, which ends July 15th, you can upgrade with the 2014 PlusPAK for just $99!

Posted at 09:02 AM

July 07, 2014 User Showcase Song - I Will Be Your Man

It's that time again folks. 5090 songwriting challenge started today. Here is the first song, hopefully of 50, all the tracks are Band in a Box, as always suggestions and comments welcome, thanks!

Bass 420
Chet Pickin Gtr 606
Acoustic Gtr 952
Drums Blues Shuffle
Resonator 585

Posted at 08:57 AM

July 04, 2014 Take a Look at the New RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box!

Want to listen to all the newest RealTracks in Sets 188-205? We've got a YouTube video for that!
http://youtu.be/6NFpcUYfmGs

Posted at 10:48 AM

July 04, 2014 User Showcase Song - New Bossa style song

I used Band in a Box to help me make this demo for my bossa style song "Bossa Para Flauta"

RealTracks in style: ~~717:Bass, Acoustic, Samba Ev 190
RealTracks in style: ~1104:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaGrooveComp Ev 140
RealDrums in Song: BossaThenSwing^1-a,b:Bossa Sticks
RealDrums in Song: SalsaBolero: a: SalsaBolero b: SalsaBolero

I used my Roland V-Drums for additional drums and percussion sounds.

Live acoustic shaker.

I played my Yamaha MO-8 keyboard for the lead flute, electric piano, and the electric piano solo.
Also used the MO-8 for bass overdub during the bridge section

Garritan Personal Orchestra for strings.

That's me on vocals.

DAW is Cubase.

Posted at 10:07 AM

July 03, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Gary Smulyan - Summer Jazz Institute

Skidmore College Jazz Institute in Saratoga Springs, NY will be featuring The Gary Smulyan Trio on July 8th! Click here for more information.

Posted at 11:50 AM

July 03, 2014 User Showcase Song - Honoring our Soccer team

This is a tune I put together in honor of our Soccer team.
One for our Soccer team
I hope you guys like it.
Stats are:Style is J_CARIBE.STY (Caribe, Jazz Bossa Style)
PianoCustom Synth is Hi-Q 001 01 Piano, Acoustic, Grand, Ketron
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic Piano (1), Nylon String Guitar (25), Strings (49),
RealTracks in song: 718:Bass, Acoustic, Samba Ev 190 (A:simple)
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 1894:Piano, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
RealDrums in Song: SambaFull^5-a:Brushes , b:Ride Contemporary

Posted at 08:50 AM

July 02, 2014 Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac - Bonus PAKs!

There's no better time than now to order Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac! During our special, which has been extended until July 15th, most purchases of Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac will automatically receive the FREE Bonus 6-PAK of software and Add-ons that includes the amazing Classical Strings Quartet Bonus RealTacks Set! For only $25, get another 6 items in the Bonus 12-PAK. Click here for complete information on these Bonus PAKs

Posted at 09:56 AM

July 02, 2014 Review the RealTracks!

If you've purchased Band-in-a-Box within the last 6 years, you've probably used the RealTracks feature. We want to hear what you think! Post your comments here!

Posted at 09:53 AM

July 02, 2014 User Showcase Song - This Old Heart

Wrote this with Scott Whitehead.
Scott was half of the duo "Hometown News".
They had a couple of releases and charted a couple of singles before their record company went the way of so many others...
... and the band...
RealTracks in song: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in song: 845:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 848:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 412:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Cowboy Ev 165
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 09:52 AM

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