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April 28, 2016 User Showcase Song - Astaire

I thought I'd give this new set my arranging treatment, with the help of BBox own song as 'template' for the test, and I have to say I'm quite pleased with the result. I give you: Astaire

The "formalities":
Harmony: Generic Octaves | Style is _CROONR3.STY

RealTracks in style: 2126:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Half,Half Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 2641:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkySwing Sw 110
RealTracks in style: 938:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzFreddie Sw 110
RealTracks in style: 2593:Horn Section, Background CroonerBigBand9-Part Sw 110
RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: JazzSwingDannySticks


Posted at 10:24 AM

April 28, 2016 New Video - Everything You Need to Know About Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac in less than 6 minutes!

Looking for a brief overview of some of the most exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac?

Check out our "Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac - Everything you need to know in less than 6 minutes!" video, which shows just how major this upgrade is! You'll also learn about the new Add-ons: a total of 225 new RealTracks, 11 new MIDI SuperTracks, 19 new Instrumental Studies, and 3 "Artist Video Performances!" Watch the video...

Learn all about the new Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac version here:


Posted at 10:20 AM

April 27, 2016 User Showcase Song - Yestermay

We're a doin' a song kinda like the band "The Be Dulls" did,
but Bluegrass Style!
This is another one of the songs of "The Hugh Jiddyut Quartet and Discount Liquor Store Revue" on their stellar rise to Fame!


Posted at 11:09 AM

April 25, 2016 Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac is Here!

We're excited to release the brand new Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac!

Some of the 50 New Features released with this version include:

-The StylePicker has been redesigned and enhanced, and the Chord Sheet is also enhanced with a new look, feel, and customization options.

-You can now load MusicXML files!

-A Fake Sheet mode has been added to Chord Sheet and Lead Sheet. Fake Sheet mode allows display of repeats, 1st/2nd endings, DS/DC al Coda, and more.

-The Chord Sheet has been enhanced with new look, feel and customization

…and so much more!

Check out all the new features:

With the release of Version 2016, there are 201 NEW RealTracks being added to our library! Plus, there are an additional 24 Bonus RealTracks, 11 MIDI SuperTracks, 19 Instrumental Studies, 3 Artist Video Performances, 89 RealStyles, and more when you add a 49-PAK to your purchase!

Of course, we're offering phenomenal pricing on Upgrade packages (until May 31st), and a FREE Bonus PAK is included with most purchases! All of the purchase options can be viewed here.


Posted at 02:34 PM

April 25, 2016 User Showcase Song - Shining Guitar

Listening to Neil Young
when I was young,
I found his guitar
was shining like a star.
Since then, I try,
watching the sky,
to find this star
with my guitar.

RD RockSouthernEv^5
RT 572 Electric Bass
RT 664 Acoustic Guitar
RT 667 Electric Guitar
RT 1579 Banjo
RT 576 Electric Guitar
RT 2202 Electric Guitar


Posted at 10:06 AM

April 12, 2016 User Showcase Song - Crumbling Down

his is a song I wrote using Band in a Box, it is Contemporary Christian. I hope you like it.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Crumbling Down (I Don't Know Why)
File:Crumbling Down.SGU
Key=A , Tempo 95, Length (m:s)=3:52
8 bar intro, 80 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 88. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is =BUKY_G.STY (Nash Rock, ac.guit )

RealTracks in song: 1191:Bass, Electric, NorthernRock Sw16 075
RealTracks in song: 1728:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBalladJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1257:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningRock8ths Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 878:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NorthernRockGrittyA-B Sw16 075
RealTracks in song: 1037:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2203:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopPromiseBrent Ev16 100
RealDrums in Song: PopPromiseEv16^6-a: Snare, Open HiHat , b: Snare, Ride


Posted at 11:18 AM

April 08, 2016 User Showcase Song - Let's Go Surfin'

You all probably know that I
am and always have been a big
fan of Brian Wilson´s surf music
so I had to try and write one myself !
My only regret is that I lack professional
equipment doing this but .....oh, what the heck,
it was fun nonetheless !:

The style is: SURFSWP.STY and the instros are:
Bass: 1844
Piano: 1549
Drums: Surfpopswing
Guitar: 2427 el guit
String: 2452 String quartet
Strings: 51 synth strings 1

Recorded with mixcraft 7 and Stagg mic
to my laptop


Posted at 01:39 PM

April 07, 2016 New Video - Musicians Talk Band-in-a-Box

Check out our latest video - created with clips taken from your Video Testimonials! Musicians Talk Band in a Box.

To learn more about submitting your own video testimonial, visit this post.


Posted at 09:17 AM

April 07, 2016 User Showcase - Soul Blues Instrumental Video Demo

Here is a new video demo with an original tune I wrote for it... with this particular one you can hear BIAB in everything! Cept' the guitar. (EDIT) Song info below - Incredible week to you all.
BIAB RTs into Cubase where they are chopped, cut, edited re-arranged etc...

The base style is _RNBFNKO.STY (RnB Pop w/ Funky Guitar & Organ)
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~688:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 065
RealDrums in style: RockModernRnB^01-a:Snare, Closed HiHat , b:Snare, Crash Ride


Posted at 09:04 AM

April 06, 2016 Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows - International Translations Available!

If you're interested in purchasing a translated version of Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows, we now have the Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish translations available!

You can purchase the language versions from this list, just click on the language you'd like:
Band-in-a-Box: Danish
Band-in-a-Box: Dutch
Band-in-a-Box: French
Band-in-a-Box: German
Band-in-a-Box: Italian
Band-in-a-Box: Portuguese
Band-in-a-Box: Russian
Band-in-a-Box: Spanish
Band-in-a-Box: Swedish

If you've already purchased the English version of the program, and would like the translated version, please send an email request to It's a small download ("language patch") that will allow you to use the program in either English or your preferred language.

Posted at 02:16 PM

April 06, 2016 Announcing PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016 is here with great new features and enhancements including Load & Save MusicXML files, a fresh new logo, render track as ACID Loop and export it to BB Loops folder, Save Chords Window as Video, and more!

Detailed look at the new features in 2016

Purchase PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016 here


Posted at 12:18 PM

April 04, 2016 User Showcase Song - The Way to Your Eyes

Hey friends, here's a new music


Style is _PROMISA.STY (Acoustic Pop w/ Piano )

RealTracks in style: 1521:Bass, Electric, PopPower4s Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1690:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2009:Fiddle, Soloist CountryWorkinRob Ev16 090 (Bluesy)
RealDrums in style: PopAmericanEv^1-a:SdStkHB, b:SNHB

I played the solo guitar and the rhythm guitar in the final part

I hope you like it.


Posted at 08:42 AM

April 01, 2016 User Showcase Song - The Things He Left Behind

This one was written by fellow FAWMer Robert Bronston. Rob posted the song to the FAWM forum with a midi piano backing track and the melody filled in by a violin. He asked if anybody would be prepared to lay down some vocals. I made some backing with BIAB and then I carried the song around on my iphone until I was comfortable to enough to record. I must say it was not an easy vocal to do because of the range!

The Aeneid is the story of Aeneas, a hero of the Trojan War and Dido, the founding Queen of the city of Carthage. The song is written from Dido's perspective immediately after Aeneas's departure.

RealTracks in style: 1690:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1686:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseCrispA-B Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1689:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseGrittyA-B Ev16 100
RealDrums in style: PopPromiseEv16^1-a: Snare on 4, HiHat , b: Snare, Open HiHat
RT1752:Accordion, Rhythm Pop8ths Ev 110
RT2338:Violin, Background, PopLow Ev 085 (1TrackStringSectio


Posted at 07:35 AM

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