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January 30, 2015 Video - Band-in-a-Box Popular Hot Keys

There are a number of hot keys for Band-in-a-Box that help save you time. Learn about the most popular hot keys here.

Posted at 10:48 AM

January 29, 2015 Video - Selecting the Best RealTracks for Your Band-in-a-Box Song

With over 2,000 RealTracks to choose from, how do you pick the best one? This video will show you how to quickly choose the best RealTracks for your Band-in-a-Box Song here.

Posted at 04:18 PM

January 29, 2015 &page=1">DIGITech's TRIO Band Creator Wins Best of Show at NAMM

Congrat's to DIGITech. Their TRIO Band Creator pedal won Best of Show at NAMM.

Watch a video of the TRIO here: http://youtu.be/YxstoY_u5vc. Look carefully between 0:28 - 0:31. Did you recognize the logo of another product? That's right! The Styles just happen to be by Band-in-a-Box!

Posted at 02:59 PM

January 29, 2015 User Showcase Song - Dust on the Floor

This is my newest song... started writing it in the last few days of the old year... finished it up as of today. I was changing lyrics in it this morning.

It's an observation of life in this corner of the world. Recently, our small town (population 300) had the General Store close...owner retired. His grandfather opened the store in the early 1900's... and another of my customers is barely keeping the doors open. Down to one employee from about 10.

Posted at 01:38 PM

January 28, 2015 User Showcase Song - What Could Possibly Go Wrong

I think it was John Lennon who said “ The only thing more popular than the Beatles is a shuffle.” OK well maybe that’s not entirely accurate. In any event here is a shuffle. Interesting notes are the left hand piano doubling the bass, the wood block in the verses, the triplet notes in the bass line. All of these are taken from many years of listening to Ray Price records. All comments/suggestions welcome. Tom


Posted at 02:33 PM

January 28, 2015 Band-in-a-Box 2015 at the NAMM Show

Keyboard Magazine shows Tobin demonstrating Band-in-a-Box at the 2015 NAMM Show! Watch it here.

Posted at 01:49 PM

January 22, 2015 PG Music is at NAMM

PG Music is at NAMM! Come visit us at Booth 1089, Hall E.

Posted at 12:21 PM

January 19, 2015 2014 User Showcase Award Winners Announced

In 2014 we had over 900 new original compositions posted to our User Showcase Forum!

We've reviewed all the entries from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2014, and have chosen our Top 20 contributors. All 20 will receive a Band-in-a-Box 2015 EverythingPAK!

See the full list of winners here.

Thanks to everyone who shared their compositions and congratulations to all the winners!

Posted at 01:50 PM

January 16, 2015 Share Your Band-in-a-Box Song with Soundcloud!

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

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

Posted at 08:16 AM

January 16, 2015 User Showcase Forum, where you can post links to your original song compositions for others to listen to and provide feedback. PG Music logo &page=1">Updated User Showcase Page!

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

Posted at 08:14 AM

January 16, 2015 User Showcase Song - The Illuminati's Coming

Just to set the scene.

An elderly friend of mine is suffering dementia.
Nothing to laugh about though the story is amusing.

He went in to hospital for an operation and fought with the nurses
believing the Illuminati wanted his body parts.

Not long after returning home he was found early one morning in his dressing gown
fully equipped with bandolier and double barrel coach gun.

His son had to the rescue and relieve him of the offending weapon.
His son told me that he wouldn't have had the strength to pull the hammers back any way.

Sad but also funny in away.

So being a sucker for a good story I took some poetic licence and wrote what I hope you are about listen to.

One small item I must explain is all my original BB files are on a external hard drive that decided to stop working so I cant give any real details on the style.

The song was however edited in Reaper.

I hope you like it.

Posted at 08:11 AM

January 15, 2015 And much more...&page=1">Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows Special - LAST DAY!

Today (January 15th) is the last day of our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows special! Order now for great savings on most upgrade packages, as well as FREE BONUS items! Place your order online at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm or give us a call!

Posted at 08:26 AM

January 15, 2015 Andy Leftwich Blair Masters Byron House&page=1">RealTracks Artists Andy Leftwich, Blair Masters and Byron House - Album Release!

RealTracks Artists Andy Leftwich, Blair Masters and Byron House can all be heard on the new album "Long Way Home" by Singer/Songwriter Raquel Aurilia, being released on January 27th! Learn more about this album here.

Posted at 08:22 AM

January 15, 2015 User Showcase Song - C'est Pas Difficile

Kicking off 2015 with a bit of bi-lingual blues. OK, so it's not exactly une chanson en français, but it does have the title in French, plus the odd line. Apologies in advance to "mes amis en france".

Very few tracks running compared to some of my offerings -
Drums are RD Blues BB Even 8s
The rhythm guitar, lead guitar and fretless bass are all played in live.
The brass is a MIDI mix of Forte and Edirol Orchestral.
It's all recorded in Realband and mixed and mastered in Powertracks.

Posted at 08:19 AM

January 14, 2015 Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows - Special Upgrade Pricing!

During the Band-in-a-Box 2015 special, which ends January 15th, you can purchase your Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows Upgrade and SAVE! We're offering some amazing special pricing in celebration of this exciting new release - Upgrade today for as little as $49!

To review all your Upgrade Options visit www.pgmusic.com/bbwinpackages.htm.

Posted at 09:08 AM

January 14, 2015 The 20-PAK & 49-PAK - Get Them Now Before They're Gone!

January 15th is the last day of our Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows special! During the special we're offering the 20-PAK & 49-PAK purchase option with every Band-in-a-Box for Windows package, which adds up to 49 limited edition RealTracks, as well as exclusive MIDI SuperTracks, Artist Performances and Instrumental Studies.

Review these PAKs at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2015.htm.

Posted at 09:03 AM

January 14, 2015 User Showcase Song - Dust on the Floor

This is my newest song... started writing it in the last few days of the old year... finished it up as of today. I was changing lyrics in it this morning.

It's an observation of life in this corner of the world. Recently, our small town (population 300) had the General Store close...owner retired. His grandfather opened the store in the early 1900's... and another of my customers is barely keeping the doors open. Down to one employee from about 10.

Posted at 09:02 AM

January 13, 2015 And much more...&page=1">Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows Special - Two Days Left!

The Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows special is almost over... there's only 2 days left!
Order before the end of the day on January 15th for great savings on most upgrade packages, as well as FREE BONUS items! Place your order online at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm or give us a call!

Posted at 08:40 AM

January 13, 2015 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Pat Steward - Album Credits

Drummer Pat Steward has recorded with Matthew Good, Jann Arden, Colin James and many more!

Click here for a complete list of Pat's album credits.

Posted at 08:32 AM

January 13, 2015 User Showcase Song - Your Smile

hi guys had a great Christmas lots of grand kids very relaxing lots of laughter anyway hope you enjoy this all real tracks except solo

Posted at 08:31 AM

January 12, 2015 Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows - New Features Video

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is a big hit! See this new version in action by watching the New Features video here: http://youtu.be/CyIJsCp_rlM.

Click here to read about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows.

Posted at 09:37 AM

January 12, 2015 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson - Upcoming Performances!

Join John Jorgenson as he performs with Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen and Bill Bryson in Nipomo, California on January 17th! Click here for event information.

A complete list of John's upcoming performances can be seen at www.johnjorgenson.com/index.php/tour

Posted at 09:29 AM

January 12, 2015 User Showcase Song - Who I Once Was

For the last ten years I was the primary caregiver for both my parents. They both lived long and productive lives to the age of 96. This song is the culmination of many conversations I had with them about what they were feeling as they aged. Thanks to all that take the time to listen and sorry if it causes any tears but that comes with the territory.

Posted at 09:26 AM

January 09, 2015 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">Introducing RealTracks Artist Craig Nelson

Bowed Acoustic Bass player Craig Nelson has been added to the RealTracks Artist line up with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows!

Craig's RealTracks are only available in the 49-PAK, which can be added to your Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows purchase until January 15th, 2015!

Listen to demos of these Acoustic Bass RealTracks at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2015.htm.

Posted at 10:26 AM

January 09, 2015 49-PAK, which you can add to your Band-in-a-Box purchase for only $49!&page=1">101 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows, we also released 101 NEW RealTracks! There are 33 new Jazz RealTracks, 32 new Country RealTracks and 36 new Rock-Pop RealTracks!

Click here to listen to the demos for these new RealTracks.

Posted at 08:31 AM

January 09, 2015 User Showcase Song - I Saw Elvis At The Quick Stop

It's been a while since I posted some real down home country twang so here's a fun little ditty I wrote a couple of days before Christmas. Here's the story behind the song if you're interested. giggle....

Hope you get a kick out of it. All RTs - RD Nashville Shuffle. Bass 540. Guitars 944,947,1707. Piano 2022. Organ 1560.

Posted at 08:30 AM

January 08, 2015 Save Your Song as a Video with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows!

There' are over 50 new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows, including an exciting "Save as Video" feature!
When you create your song in Band-in-a-Box, you can now save it as a video that's ready to share on YouTube or work with in other video programs!

Watch this feature in action with our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/P07vmLIJCok

Posted at 08:42 AM

January 08, 2015 RealBand 2015 for Windows - Support for 64-bit VST Plugins!

One of the new features in RealBand 2015 is support for 64-bit VST Plugins using jBridge!
Since RealBand has built-in support for jBridge, you just use your plugins as you normally would, by selecting 32- or 64-bit plugins within RealBand (or Band-in-a-Box). JBridge is a third party product, either available from PG Music or directly from jBridge.

For more information about jBridge, visit: http://www.pgmusic.com/jbridge.htm

For a detailed look at all of the new features in RealBand 2015 for Windows, click here.

Posted at 08:36 AM

January 08, 2015 User Showcase Song - When I Go (I'll Go Through the Window)

You know the feeling when the café/pub/bar closes and you don't feel like leaving the place?
Here's some old school fun-rock&roll!

Posted at 08:34 AM

January 07, 2015 User Showcase Song - 5 More Reasons

Howdy fellow BIAB users!

I just found out this forum existed via a Facebook post. Cool! I've been making original songs with BIAB for years!

Here's one I did last year. I used the Soul70S Style and the only outside component added was some drum loops. Hope you Enjoy!

Posted at 04:27 PM

January 06, 2015 GUI Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows has more than 50 new features and enhancements, including improved functionality and appearance for the GUI!

These GUI enhancements include:
-Overhaul of dialogs, improved functionality, appearance, tab order and hints.
-Video-Tutorial buttons to various dialogs (over 40!), with helpful tutorials.
-Faster song list rebuilding.
-Faster style list rebuilding.
-Fast selection of Chord Sheet font, color, and new handwritten RealScore chord font included.
-Automatic track labels and descriptions.
-Custom track labels and descriptions.
-Mixer enhanced.
-On-screen pianos have colored notes.
-Drop Station enhancements. Folder opens after copying a file to drop box, DragDrop or another folder.

Watch the Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows New Features video: http://youtu.be/CyIJsCp_rlM

Posted at 08:59 AM

January 06, 2015 Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows during our special and you will receive bonus add-ons absolutely free! Add the 20-PAK to your order for only $20, to receive 10 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 20 Artist Performances, 10 Instrumental Studies, and 10 MIDI SuperTracks. Or add to the 49-PAK Bonus for just $49 and get ALL 49 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 46 Artist Performances, 15 MIDI SuperTracks and 18 Instrumental Studies. &page=1">Get to Know the Bonus PAK, 20-PAK & 49-PAK!

Want to see exactly what's included in the 20-PAK & 49-PAK in action? Watch our YouTube video here and you'll be blown away by these exclusive and limited edition RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Artist Performance Sets and Instrumental Studies!

Read more about what's included in these PAKs here.

Posted at 08:50 AM

January 06, 2015 User Showcase Song - Love's Forgotten Song

I've been absent for a while, but I was stuck sick at home today with a copy of BiaB 2015... What else to do, but write a song?
Song info:
Style is _B140GTB.STY (Bossa Brazilian Quartet (140 RS))
~464:Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 140
~470:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
~467:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
704:Flute, Soloist Bossa Ev 140
BossaBrushes: a: Sidestick Brushes b: Sidestick, Ride

Posted at 08:47 AM

January 05, 2015 and much more...&page=1">Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows - Huge Savings on Upgrade Packages

Purchase during our special, which runs until January 15th, and your Band-in-a-Box package will include a FREE BONUS PAK! Plus, we're offering some amazing discounts on most upgrade packages - like an UltraPlusPAK Upgrade starting at just $139!
A complete package breakdown of all the purchase options for Band-in-a-Box is available here: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

Posted at 08:29 AM

January 05, 2015 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Quinn Bachand - Upcoming UK Performance!

Quinn and his sister Qristina are celebrating the release of their new album "Little Hinges" with a performance in Glasgow on January 16th! To learn more about this event and purchase tickets, click here.

Visit www.qbachand.com to review a complete list of upcoming performances and preview this new album.

Posted at 08:22 AM

January 05, 2015 User Showcase Song - She Makes It Look Easy

no one likes leaving somebody hurt
broken-hearted and crying
you try everything to make it work
sometimes you can't stop love from dying
piece by piece it rips you up inside
it's a hard thing to say goodbye

Posted at 08:16 AM

January 02, 2015 http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm Learn all about Band-in-a-Box 2015 here: http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm&page=1">Special EXTENDED for Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows!

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

Posted at 09:01 AM

January 02, 2015 The 20-PAK & 49-PAK are Still Available!

If you missed your chance to purchase a Bonus PAK with your Band-in-a-Box 2015, which includes exlusive limited edition RealTracks, don't worry - our special has been extended until January 15th, so there's still time!

Be sure to check out the additional RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Artist Performance Sets and Instrumental Studies available in the 20 & 49-PAK!

Posted at 08:58 AM

January 02, 2015 User Showcase Song - It's Time To Say Goodbye To Christmas

New jazz swing original using BIAB 2013 and RealBand (Balfred)
Audibox USB
Sterling Condenser mic

It's Time To Say Goodbye To Christmas
By Carolyne Swayze
copyright 2014 by Carolyne Swayze

Posted at 08:56 AM

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