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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.

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'

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.

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.

Posted at 10:28 AM

April 27, 2015 sales@pgmusic.com.&page=1">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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted at 03:16 PM

April 20, 2015 &page=1">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!

Posted at 02:47 PM

April 17, 2015 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&page=1">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.

Posted at 02:10 PM

April 16, 2015 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&page=1">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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted at 03:20 PM

April 15, 2015 &page=1">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!

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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

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

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!
More info...

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.

Posted at 05:12 PM

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