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April 30, 2015 User Showcase Song - The Dream

'The Dream' by Forum user Sergio Guarneri

"Here's new rock music

'The dream'

REMEMBER.STY
1825 electric modern pop groove bass
1767 acoustic rhythm piano
Real drums hip hop
1761 acoustic strumming pop guitar
2334 rhythm pop string
2020 pop country solo sax

I played the Telecaster for the solo guitar part."

Now playing on SoundCloud.

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Posted at 03:23 PM

April 29, 2015 User Showcase Song - A Heart To Break

'A Heart To Break' by floyd jane

"A love song - nestled inside a break-up song.

Janice Merritt provides the perfect harmony.

The Band...
RealTracks in style: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~2051:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1767:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1760:Fiddle, Background Pop16ths Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Harmony: Janice Merritt (thanks, sis!...)
(...and thanks Bud, too! - it's a package deal)"

Listen to 'A Heart To Break'

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Posted at 03:11 PM

April 29, 2015 RealTracks Artist Jeff Lorber - Upcoming Performance!

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

For information on this event, please click here.

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

Posted at 12:45 PM

April 28, 2015 User Showcase Song - Hide My Tears

'Hide My Tears' by Forum user c_fogle

"Some of you may recall the first time I posted this song a few months ago. I had a bad cold but decided to do the vocals myself and --well-- , got what I paid for.......

I recently had the opportunity to work with an old friend of many years, Debbie Lanier, and we re-worked this song. I accepted her suggestions for some lyric changes, removed the third chorus and replaced it with a third verse she wrote. Debbie did the vocals this time. All music is BIAB as listed below.

Hopefully, you will find it more paletable to your ears this go round. Enjoy and comments welcome.

Title: Hide My Tears
Key=G , Tempo 72, Length (m:s)=3:59
Style is _FPBRT01.STY (Brent FP Gtr's with Piano and PS)

RealTracks in style: ~701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~1676:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~369:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 065
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^3-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open"

Now playing on SoundCloud.

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Posted at 04:23 PM

April 27, 2015 User Showcase Song - Noir Times

Here is a little piece I started a few years ago and never completed. It is for Tenor Sax lead. It includes:

RealTracks-Drums, Piano and Bass
GPO3 Strings
and me on Tenor Sax

The piece reminds me of a Film Noir sound track or at least a 1950's gumshoe movie. (You know "It was a dark and rainy night...then she walked in" type of movie.)

I hope you enjoy it at least half as much as I enjoyed recording it.

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Posted at 10:28 AM

April 27, 2015 Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows - International Versions!

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

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

Posted at 10:15 AM

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Posted at 09:03 AM

April 23, 2015 User Showcase Song - Big Muriel

'Dear Muriel' by Forum user big741

"This number is my latest foray into compositions with lyrics - a lifetime total of 5 now, woohoo!. It's about a lake I spent a lot of time at when I was young which, unfortunately, has almost dried up. I Know, I'm just a bundle of laughs lately.

"Dear Muriel" uses a style called _CBLDPNO.STY EvenCountryBallad w.Piano[120RS], which consists of the following RealTracks:

RD: NASHVILLEEVEN8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat :Brian Fullen
RT521: Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136 , Dow Tomlin
RT2021: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBalladJohn Ev 120 , John Jarvis
RT405: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120 , Jason Roller
RT1756: Pedal Steel, Rhythm Pop8ths Ev 110 , Robby Turner
The solo was done using a Soloist track called Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul EV 120.

The harmonies were done with my aging but trusty PSR-3000 keyboard's vocal harmonizer."

Now playing on SoundCloud.

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Posted at 01:03 PM

April 22, 2015 User Showcase Song - Remember in Colour

'Remember in Colour' by Forum user vicarn

"It's about a woman who has Alzheimers, who drifts in and out of remembering.

The lyrics were mostly written by my friend Lisa Gundling. I tweaked them and added a couple of lines.

I use BIAB mostly and edit in Sonar X1 Producer.

The RealTracks are bass 366, guitars 365,362 and 2200."

Now Playing on SoundCloud.

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Posted at 01:58 PM

April 21, 2015 Band-in-a-Box Version 2015 for Windows Build 417 Patch Update

Band-in-a-Box Version 2015 for Windows Build 417 Update is now available for download.

Added: Extra information written to audio files so that DAWS like SONAR, Presonus, Reaper etc. will read the tempo of the WAV file and stretch it if necessary.
Note that "Include Acid info" must be selected in the Wave Render settings dialog (Press WAV button for this).

Posted at 02:41 PM

April 21, 2015 UserTracks for Band-in-a-Box

There are a number of new Band-in-a-Box UserTracks available for piano, guitar and more on the UserTracks Forum. UserTracks are like RealTracks, but they have been created by other people.

You can create your own UserTracks too. To help get you started there are step-by-step instructions, UserTracks templates and a video available here.

Posted at 11:50 AM

April 20, 2015 User Showcase Song - El Baile De La Flor

'El Baile De La Flor' by Ognian Petrov

"I started to write this song in February 2015 for a remix contest for Enrique Iglesias’ Baliando. The core of the song became so good that my friends asked me if I can make an instrumental out of it. So I started to work for the instrumental in March and a month later the song was ready.
Almost every track in this song is created from Band-in-a-Box, except drum loops and cymbals. The following RealTracks were used:
- Bass, Baby, Bolero, #1901
- Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BoleroMelodic, #1905
- Real Drum – Salsa Bolero
- Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Bolero, #1903
- Guitar, Electric, Soloist SmoothJazzCool (Bluesy), #1306
- Trumpet, Bossa, #479
- Guitar, Electric, Soloist SambaFusionCarlos [Double Time], #1647
- Sax, Tenor, Soloist BossaSlowJack, #2411
I arranged the tracks in Samplitude music studio. On top of the stock plugins, I used Voxengo OldSkool Verb.

I hope you enjoy!"

Now playing on SoundCloud here.

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Posted at 03:16 PM

April 20, 2015 Musikmesse 2015 Wrap-up.

Musikmesse is over and Tobin and Charlie are back from Frankfurt. They had a great time meeting everyone and listening to the different ways people use Band-in-a-Box. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the M3C Systemtechnik GmbH booth at Musikmesse 2015!

Time to pack things up.
End of Show

Posted at 02:47 PM

April 17, 2015 PG Music at Musikmesse - Day 3

PG Music had another great day at Musikmesse!

There is still one more day to drop by the M3C Systemtechnik GmbH booth (Hall 5.1, Stand A 50) to meet with PG Music's own Tobin & Charlie. They will be demoing the ‪Band-in-a-Box 2015 version throughout the day along with Wolfgang Wierzyk.

Tobin and Charlie demoing Band-in-a-Box‬ version 2015 for Windows.
Wolfgang at Messe

Band-in-a-Box 2015 on the big screen.
Wolfgang at Messe

Tobin and Charlie at Musikmesse 2015

Band-in-a-Box Presentation Schedule:

10:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX with PG MUSIC
12:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX mit PG MUSIC
13:30 - BAND-IN-A-BOX Deutsch with Wolfgang Wierzyk
14:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX with PG MUSIC / Samstag: MUSITION & AURALIA mit Philipp Vandré
16:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX Deutsch with Wolfgang Wierzyk
16:30-17:30 BAND-IN-A-BOX with PG MUSIC

Posted at 02:10 PM

April 16, 2015 Band-in-a-Box Demos at Musikmesse - Day 2

Band-in-a-Box demonstrations are being held throughout the day at the M3C Systemtechnik GmbH booth located in Hall 5.1, Stand A 50 ‪Musikmesse 2015‬ starting at 10:00am.

Wolfgang at Messe
Wolfgang Wierzyk demoing the German version of Band-in-a-Box‬ 2015 for Windows.


Band-in-a-Box Presentation Schedule:

10:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX with PG MUSIC
12:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX mit PG MUSIC
13:30 - BAND-IN-A-BOX Deutsch with Wolfgang Wierzyk
14:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX with PG MUSIC / Samstag: MUSITION & AURALIA mit Philipp Vandré
16:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX Deutsch with Wolfgang Wierzyk
16:30-17:30 BAND-IN-A-BOX with PG MUSIC

Posted at 11:21 AM

April 15, 2015 RealBand Version 2015 Build 8 Update

RealBand Version 2015 Build 8 Update is now available for download.

This patch will update RealBand Version 2015 to Build 8 from any previous 2015 build. It must be installed into your existing RealBand 2015 folder.

Summary of Changes for 2015 Build 8 (April 14, 2015)
Fixed: conductor Ctrl~ hot-key wasn't working to open up the conductor.
Fixed: program could hang on exit if ASIO4ALL used with exclusive mode apps getting priority
Fixed: Save As didn't add the newly saved file name to the recent files list
Fixed: access violation in Tracks Win with some combinations of track heights
Fixed: track icons re-sized to a smaller size if the track is re-sized smaller than normal
Fixed: patch name field and driver field now hidden if track not tall enough to display patch name text and/or driver text.
Fixed: when dragging a track to a different location in the Tracks Win, the original sizes are now preserved
Fixed: access violation in Big Piano Win when option to draw note names is enabled
Fixed: When selecting just the left or right channel in Audio Edit Win, cut/paste still didn't always affect just that channel
Fixed: access violation if MGU had a track with MIDI event containing an invalid event type
Fixed: tempo not always sent to RB remote
Fixed: changes to the email that gets sent when there is an exception
Fixed: ability to play demo WMA files in the Hi-Q patch selection dialog

Posted at 03:27 PM

April 15, 2015 RealTracks Update Patch for Band-in-a-Box Windows Versions 2014 & 2015

RealTracks Update Patch for Band-in-a-Box Windows Versions 2014 & 2015 Update is now available for download.

This is a general maintenance patch for RealTracks, RealDrums, and MIDI SuperTracks. It includes all of the recent fixes and enhancements that we've made to files shipped in 2014 and 2015. Some of the main fixes are listed below. There are also enhancements to most shots and holds files to allow them to work as held styles.

Some audio files are updated in this patch, so users with the audiophile HD version can instead download this larger patch (900 MB)
Improved: Enhancements have been made to existing shots & holds in RealTracks: When entering holds in Band-in-a-Box, guitar RealTracks will now play holds in a more musical way, with strums that lead into the beat. Many more RealTrack can now be designated as "Held" styles (a new feature in Band-in-a-Box 2015) when picking them in the RealTracks picker.
For example, if there is a guitar RealTrack you really like, but you'd like it to just play held chords rather than a rhythmic part. Unique, individual 'Held' RealTracks can be created from existing RealTracks in the Soloist Editor. Individual RealTracks can be specified as 'Held' in Band-in-a-Box styles (.sty files)
Here is a Band-in-a-Box generated demo of Holds 105 that demonstrates the effectiveness of this. This .SGU cycles through shots/holds chords: maj, min, m7b5, and dominant 7, playing each chord in the key of A, C, D, E, and G.
Listen to the Holds 105 Demo.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningGritty Ev 120 Direct Input: Some Direct Input audio data was missing.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryDrivin8ths Ev 150 Direct Input: Endings in Direct Input version didn't work properly.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SmoothJazzPoppy Ev16 090: support for minor 7th endings.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Soul70sBrightA-B Ev16 100: some major chords playing incorrectly.
Fixed: Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist GypsyJazzWaltzJohn Sw 200 improved RealChards with better phrasing.
Fixed: 12 RealTracks, general maintenance updates (mega and pro had slightly older versions).
Fixed: RealTracks Set 217 - Jazz Pollwinners 8: Misc improvements. Soloists are now correctly placed and some new styles/demos have been added.
Fixed: RealTracks Set 219: New realstyle added.
Fixed: RealTracks Set 220, 222: Some styles and demos improved.
Fixed: Bass, Acoustic, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100; fixed dropouts during playback.
Fixed: RealTracks Set 221: missing demo file.
Fixed: RealTracks Set 225: fixed incorrect demo names.
Fixed: RealTracks Set 227: Style preview added for _CBALDBR.wma
Fixed: RealTracks Set 226: Now has RealStyles available, including SGU and preview demos.
Fixed: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming BluegrassWaltz Ev 140: fixed dropouts during playback.
Fixed: Fiddle, Background Pop16ths Ev 085 (regular and outside): Simple arrangement was causing problems and has been disabled; riff selection is improved.
Fixed: Some Country2Beat^ and CountryEven8 RealDrums Demo Audio files were misnamed.
Fixed: Shots and holds now work properly with Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GypsyFolk Sw 190, Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist GypsyJazzQuinn Sw 190, and Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FunkyFolk Ev16 110.
Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Acc PopVancouver Ev 100 was previously playing Jazz chords when Pop chords were entered.
Fixed: Some Holds files were crashing the Audiophile version.
Fixed: RealTracks Set 211 - _BOGG70S demo had incorrect .sty assigned.
Fixed: Some Rockabilly shots and holds were not working properly.
Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm RockabillyRockNRollKevin Ev 165 (Soft LH) did not include the correct audio files so the softer left hand was not heard properly.
Fixed: RealTracks Set 211 - RealDrums Demos Audio MotownFunkyTriplets files were missing.

Posted at 03:24 PM

April 15, 2015 Band-in-a-Box Version 2015 for Windows Build 416 Update

Band-in-a-Box Version 2015 for Windows Build 416 Update is now available for download.

The patch installs many RealTracks updates; make sure to select the correct RealTracks and Drums folders so those files can be updated.

Summary of Changes for Version 2015 Build 416 (April 14, 2015):
Fixed: Audio transpose was sometimes set to non zero value.
Fixed: Program would sometimes hang on exit, if ASIO used and MSGSWavetable used.
Fixed: notation highlight with color notes fixed.
Fixed: notation with titlebar sizing issue.
Added: debug crash report now created.
Fixed: 'remember window size and position' not working.
Fixed: double clicking on a song to load didn't work if load last song at bootup was true.
Fixed: output chords now saved, with a warning if you have this set.
Fixed: Individual track (either by drag-n-drop or when "One WAV file per Track" was enabled in Render dialog) were not acidized.
Improved: Updates dialog makes reports in bb\Data folder showing which files need to be updated. Each report is the same name as the update patch installer with "_files_report.txt" appended.
Fixed: Automatic updates could cause crash if server data was corrupt, missing, or there was no Internet connection.
Fixed: Setting audio transpose amount (either by doing it manually in Song Settings dialog, or automatically when transposing the song) was being set when there were was no Audio track, or Artist Performance Tracks in the song. This could cause a transpose amount other than zero before an audio track was added.
Fixed: Save As Video feature would not include tempo changes in audio if the song was MIDI only.
Fixed: Save As Video feature would sometimes be out of sync if song had tempo changes.
Improved: About dialog shows an improved list of contact information.
Fixed: (for localized versions) the tilde ~ or ~~ characters (indicating tempo swapping) were missing from the RealTracks names in the Mixer.
Fixed: (for localized versions) some dialogs were not wide enough to show all of the text in some languages.
Fixed: (for localized versions) "Freeze/Simple" button was always displaying in English.
Fixed: (for localized versions) Updates dialog would not detect the user's language setting (was detecting the operating system language instead).
Fixed: Fold song dialog would sometimes show an "Incorrect entry" error message.
Fixed: Some of the buttons in the Piano Roll window would disappear, and other screen artifacts would appear, when expanding the mixer (eg. Thru or Audio).
Fixed: reading ACID loop files might not be read properly in rare cases (eg. 8bit WAV files).
Fixed: a black box would appear over the "Auditioning File" dialog when auditioning MIDI files (and other audio formats).
Fixed: Notation defaults button wasn't setting font sizes to default.
Fixed: Artifact was remaining on notation and other windows sometimes after Ctrl-T full screen sizing.
Fixed: Video window custom sizing wasn't letting certain numbers to be entered.
Added: Program now notifies (Yellow FlashTip) on bootup if BBserver is running.
Fixed: Pressing Options button from Leadsheet window was causing an exception sometimes.
Fixed: Imported Acidized loops sometimes showing up with tempos like 89.999 instead of 90.
Added: Some Hi-Q instruments that were not previously included, but called for by some MIDI SuperStyles.
Improved: In the Hi-Q MIDI Synth Patch window you can now audition any HiQ patch.
Fixed: M_POPFLT.STY was pointing to a misnamed HiQ instrument.
Fixed: Instrumental studies Blues Rock Shuffle #1 had incorrect .sty assignment.
Updated: Version of Band-in-a-Box Server is updated to version 2.0.1.5058.
Fixed: Acidized rendered WAV files were set to the wrong key if the song key was minor or sharp.
Fixed: When rendering a track or whole song using drag-n-drop, the file would not be acidized if a region was selected in the chordsheet.
Fixed: Some of the buttons in the Piano Roll, Audio Edit, and Notation windows would disappear, and other screen artifacts would appear, when expanding the mixer (eg. Thru or Audio) or toggling fullscreen mode.
Fixed: Access violation error message when sometimes opening the Lead Sheet window, if one of the custom track names was blank.
Fixed: Choosing 'Silence' as a RealTrack would create a blank track label.
Fixed: Access violation would occur when leaving the Notation Window Options dialog, if the dialog was opened from the Lead Sheet Options dialog.
Fixed: Choosing a custom MIDI style would not show in the RealTracks Picker dialog.
Fixed: Save to Video feature would give the message, "... pixels is an invalid Width..." when disabling "Custom dimensions".
Fixed: (for localized versions) Flash message font size was too big in some languages.
Fixed: (for localized versions) Style description on main screen would have garbled text in Japanese or Polish.

Posted at 03:20 PM

April 15, 2015 PG Music at Musikmesse in Frankfurt am Main April 15th - 18th

Our German distributor, M3C Systemtechnik GmbH invites you to visit their booth (Hall 5.1, Stand A 50) at Messe where you can see available products, watch presentations and hourly workshops and meet with product specialists.

Representing PG Music, all the way from Victoria, BC Canada are Tobin and Charlie. They will be doing presentations throughout the day. They would love to meet you, so please stop by to say hi to them and the M3C team!

Following is the daily schedule of workshops/presentations:

Workshops auf der Messe (vorläufige Programmplanung)
10:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX mit PG MUSIC
11:00 - SIBELIUS mit Frank Heckel / Samstag: MUSITION & AURALIA mit Philipp Vandré
12:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX mit PG MUSIC
13:00 - SIBELIUS mit Wolfgang Wierzyk
13:30 - BAND-IN-A-BOX Deutsch mit Wolfgang Wierzyk
14:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX mit PG MUSIC / Samstag: MUSITION & AURALIA mit Philipp Vandré
15:00 - SIBELIUS mit Wolfgang Wierzyk
15:30 - PHOTOSCORE: Noten Scannen mit Wolfgang Wierzyk
16:00 - BAND-IN-A-BOX Deutsch mit Wolfgang Wierzyk
16:30-17:30 BAND-IN-A-BOX mit PG MUSIC

M3C booth

Posted at 11:17 AM

April 13, 2015 The Russian Version of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is here.

The Russian version of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand 2015 for Windows are here!
More info...

В Band-in-a-Box 2015 для Windows более 50 потрясающих новых функций.
Мы усовершенствовали графический интерфейс пользователя, улучшив его внешний вид и восприятие, и добавили в программу большое количество сберегающих время функций, таких, как автоматическая смена названий дорожек (н-р, вместо “Струнные” (“Strings”) дорожке может быть присвоено название “Банджо” (“Banjo”)), кнопки вывода на экран справочных видео-пособий, функция “моментального” предварительного прослушивания во многих диалогах, более быстрое построение списков композиций/стилей, новый “рукописный” шрифт для аккордов “RealScore” и др. Мы добавили непосредственную поддержку 64-разрядных модулей VST (с помощью программы jBridge, которую можно приобрести у нас). Теперь Вы можете сохранять Ваши композиции как видео для выгрузки на YouTube или работы с ними в видео-программах. Вы также можете открывать, воспроизводить, просматривать и замедлять видеоматериалы, предварительно загруженные Вами с YouTube или откуда бы то ни было еще, в Band-in-a-Box, извлекая из них аудио и замедляя его с сохранением великолепного качества звучания, в учебных целях или для синхронизации с листом аккордов и др!

Posted at 04:17 PM

April 13, 2015 User Showcase Song - We Don't Drink The Water Anymore

Forum user big741 shared his song 'We Don't Drink The Water Anymore.' This is what he he posted along with his song:

"Greetings and felicitations, fellow BiaB users.

Well, I cranked out another little ditty this week. We Don't Drink the Water Anymore is pretty much a true story about the farm I grew up on. The rural people in the area (including my own family) can no longer drink the water from their wells due to high arsenic levels. frown

This song uses a style called _CTROK12.STY. CntryRock w 12-Str.FngPck[165RS], which uses real tracks RT520: Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 165 , Dow Tomlin, RT690: Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 165 , Gene Rabbai, RT1682: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165 , Pat McGrath, RT524: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 165 , Jason Roller. The harmonica is a soloist track called Harmonica, Background Travis Ev 085.

I also added a couple more 12 string parts using my PSR-3000 keyboard. The harmonies were also done using the PSR-3000's on board vocal harmonizer."

Listen to the song on SoundCloud.

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Posted at 01:30 PM

April 10, 2015 User Showcase Song - So Long Miss Fickle

'So Long Miss Fickle' by forum user JosieC Feat. Lawrence Olivier (gruverider)

"One of my projects this year is to produce an album with various collaborators. The idea is that the album will consist of mainly original songs with other artists doing the lead vocal with me adding harmonies and/or a second part as appropriate.

Here is the first collaboration with Lawrence (Gruverider).

Lawrence made a few adjustments to the lyric and kindly recorded this magnificent vocal. He also sent me a video of him doing the recording in his home studio. I add a few harmonies and did the mixing and produced the video.

The RealTracks are:
Bass 1122
Guitars 1815 and 854
Cello – A midi cello with Dimension Pro"

Watch the video on Youtube.

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Posted at 01:02 PM

April 09, 2015 The Spanish Version of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is Here.

The Spanish version of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand 2015 for Windows are here!
Learn more...

Band-in-a-Box 2015 para Windows está aquí con más de 50 fantásticas nuevas características.

Hemos mejorado la interface gráfica de usuario (GUI), con una mejor apariencia y sensación, y muchas nuevas características de ahorro de tiempo añadido, tales como etiquetas de pista automáticas (por ejemplo, en vez de decir "Cuerdas" dice "Banjo"), vídeo tutorial-ayuda botones, vista previa instantánea para muchos diálogos, más rápido en canción / estilo es creado, una nueva fuente de acorde manuscrito RealScore y más. Hemos añadido soporte directo para plugins VST de 64 bits (utilizando jBridge, disponible por nosotros). Ahora puede guardar la canción como un video que puede subir a YouTube o trabajar en programas de vídeo. Ahora puede cargar, tocar, ver y desacelerar los vídeos que ya se ha descargado de YouTube o en otro lugar en Band-in-a-Box, extraer el audio y bajar su velocidad con una gran calidad de audio, para aprender o sincronizar con la Hoja de Acordes y más.

Posted at 11:58 AM

April 09, 2015 User Showcase Song - Just A Little After Midnight (Happy Birthday)

'Just A Little After Midnight (Happy Birthday)' by Forum user Noel96

"Some of the most important people in my life celebrate a birthday in January. That got me thinking about writing a song...

The entire musical backing for this song was created in BIAB/RB and the tracks mixed in Reaper. My band was made up of the following instruments...

518: Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
508: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dire Ev 085
542: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
362: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
689: Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
2200: Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 085
2336: Viola, Background, Pop Ev 085

RealDrums: NashvilleEven8^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride"

Now Playing on SoundCloud.

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Posted at 10:40 AM

April 08, 2015 Video - Making Notation for Guitar in Band-in-a-Box

Learn how you can write a melody for guitar in Band-in-a-Box using the on-screen guitar Fretboard or the Notation window. Watch now.

Posted at 01:41 PM

April 08, 2015 Swedish Version of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is Here.

The Swedish version of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand 2015 for Windows are here!
More info...

Band-in-a-Box 2015 för Windows är här med över 50 häftiga nya funktioner.
Vi har utvecklat GUI, med förbättrat utseende och känsla, och många nya tidsbesparande funktioner tillagda som automatiska spårettiketter (t.ex. istället för att det står “Stråkar” står det “Banjo”), video handledar-hjälp knappar, omedelbar lyssning i många dialoger, snabbare sång/stil builds, en ny RealScore handskriven ackordfont med mera. Vi har lagt till direkt-support för 64-bit VST plugins (med jBridge, från oss). Nu kan du spara din sång som video som du kan ladda upp till YouTube eller arbeta med den i videoprogram. Du kan nu ladda, spela, se och sakta ner videos som du redan laddat ner från YouTube eller annanstans till Band-in-a-Box, extrahera audio och sakta ner den med utmärkt audiokvalité, för att lära in eller synka till Ackordblad med mera!

Posted at 01:31 PM

April 07, 2015 User Showcase Song - Get Go To The Get Out

'Get Go To The Get Out' by Janice & Bud

"For the first time ever on this forum regarding one of our songs I will say “turn this one up!”

Our last three posts (Hard Times, WTG and Joey) were all pretty mellow country/folk/blues. Janice and I listen to a lot of Lucinda Williams, old and new, and we thought we’d try something in that neck of the woods. Meaning? A gritty girl song with some serious attitude. So I tried to write something for her express this. For sure no profundity in the lyric just, hopefully, some get the heck outa here attitude for Janice to vocally riff with.

Tom (tommyad) played rhythm guitar and a solo that clearly established that this girl is POed! Floyd jane joined in with some harmony and this is the result. Thanks guys!!

A little different for us but BiaB made us do it :)

Comments are always welcome. Thanks for your listening time. Oh, for you folks around the world “get go” is USA slang for the “beginning.” But then y’all may have started it!'

Tommy: Rhythm and lead guitar
Janice: Vocal lead and harmony (Rodes NT mic/Blue Icicle interface)
floyd: Vocal harmony
Bass: RT1843 Ctry Swing
Rhythm guitar: RT 1013 Blues Rock (rendered Direct Input from BiaB with a Logic Pro X distortion amp sim added)
Drums: RD N’ville Swing 8ths
All track and mastering effects via Nectar 2 and/or Ozone 6

http://www.janiceandbud.com/getgo.html

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Posted at 11:30 AM

April 06, 2015 User Showcase Song - No Second Chance

'No Second Chance' by Forum user fgrittner

"Here is a tune I wrote that I recorded with Dan Lippert on harmonica and Dale Jernberg on harmony vocal. I used John Jarvis RT on piano, along with RT's on bass, and drums. I added guitar and lead vocal."

http://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com/track/no-second-chance-2

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Posted at 03:27 PM

April 06, 2015 The German Version of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is Here!

The German version of Band-in-a-Box and RealBand 2015 for Windows are here!
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Band-in-a-Box 2015 für Windows ist hier mit über 50 coolen, neuen Funktionen.
Wir haben die graphische Benutzeroberfläche weiter verbessert und viele Zeitsparende Funktionen, wie die automatische Spurbeschriftung (z. B. anstatt “Streicher” wird “Banjo” anzeigt, wenn dies ein Banjo-RealTrack ist), Video Tutorial-Hilfe Buttons, sofortiges Vorhören für viele Dialoge, schneller Song/Style Erzeugung, eine neue RealScore Handschrift und mehr. Wir haben direkte Unterstützung für 64-bit VST PlugIns (durch jBridge, zu beziehen über uns) hinzugefügt. Nun können Sie Ihren Song als Video speichern, und diesen dann zu YouTube hochladen oder in anderen Video-Programmen bearbeiten. Sie können Videos, die Sie bereits von Youtube heruntergeladen haben, verlangsamen oder beschleunigen. Sie können dann diese Videos in Band-in-a-Box laden und den Audio-Anteil mit guter Audioqualität verlangsamen, um zu lernen oder mit dem ChordSheet zu synchronisieren und mehr!

Posted at 11:46 AM

April 02, 2015 Easter Weekend Hours

We will be the open following hours this weekend:

Friday April 3rd: 8-4 Pacific Daylight time
Saturday April 4th: 7-6 Pacific Daylight time
Sunday April 5th: 8-4 Pacific Daylight time
Monday April 6th: Regular hours

Thanks!
Team PG

Posted at 05:14 PM

April 02, 2015 User Showcase Song - Smiling Faces

'Smiling Faces' by Rob4580

"Here's a new one guys hope you like it.
****** Song Summary *************
Title: Smiling faces
File:Those smiling faces.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=3:10
2 bar intro, 133 bar chorus, from bar 3 to bar 135. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _CFPBTFW.STY (FastCtryWltz 2FngerPkGuit[140RS])

RealTracks in style: ~~1122:Bass, Acoustic, CountryWaltz Sw 110
RealTracks in style: 1298:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 140
RealTracks in style: ~~2054:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryWaltzBrent Sw 110
RealTracks in style: ~~826:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Country Waltz Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 2116:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryWaltzRob Sw 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleWaltzSw^5-a:Sidestick, Hihat , b:Snare, Hihat
*******************
Written with Band in a Box and Real Band.
Mixed with Reaper

Vocals and solo my self."

Available on SoundCloud here.

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Posted at 05:12 PM

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