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May 30, 2016 User Showcase Song - Sing It Out

Posting a new song though the verses were written in 1890

Used MANPMGA>STY Pop Country Ballad Mandolin as the base accompaniment
Then added Brent Mason Soloist Rock Ballad guitar (1167) and a Rob Ickes Resonator Country guitar (2169) as the soloists
I added some percussion and a pipe organ off my Tyros 5

The song is a hymn written by Fanny Crosby in 1890 and my melody and chorus and bridge

Hope you enjoy

351691

Posted at 07:42 AM

May 30, 2016 The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special is Almost Over!

If you haven't ordered your Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac upgrade yet, and you're interested in great savings (up to 50% off!) on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK, don't wait any longer - the special is scheduled to end on May 31st!

Place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm or give us a call: www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm.

351962

Posted at 07:38 AM

May 27, 2016 The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac PlusPAK Upgrade Option

Do you already own all the previously released RealTracks Sets 1-227 and Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for Mac? The 2016 PlusPAK Upgrade may just be the purchase for you!

This upgrade is on sale for just $99 until May 31, 2016 (regular price $129). It includes:
-Band-in-a-Box® 2016
-201 NEW RealTracks in Sets 228-253
-The FREE BONUS PAK

You can choose to download this order, or have the installation DVDs shipped to you. Once you've received the installation files, simply install them to your existing Band-in-a-Box folder! The 2016 PlusPAK can be purchased here.

If you're interested in adding 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, and 15 Instrumental Studies to your PlusPAK, add the Bonus 49-PAK for just $49!

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Posted at 08:04 AM

May 27, 2016 User Showcase - Album Release

I released 4 new albums this week, most of which were produced with Band in a Box. Don't tell anyone. The Spotify Links are all below. Do me a solid and go to the song called Spotify on Spotify (Orpheus Album) and hit play as many times as you can.

No seriously, this is just in case you want quick links.

351211

Posted at 07:55 AM

May 26, 2016 User Showcase Song - Bed 9

I've been in hospital recently and this is my thank you to all the nurses, the cleaner and the lad with the food!! Oh yeh and the Doctor grin
Years back when a Dental student I used to co-write the Xmas reviews at college so I thought I would write one in that style! The stay wasn't such fun but the guy in the next bed and I had some laughs in the days before we were discharged. We were the least ill, thankfully.
To everybody in Anglesey Ward, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, South Wales. They all did a wonderful job, thanks!
RealTracks in song: 2351:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillyRockNRoll Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 2264:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 80sBubblegumPop Ev 140
RealTracks in style: 525:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 190
RealTracks in style: 523:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 190
RealTracks in song: 900:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming FolkRockWaltz Ev 150
RealTracks in song: 1199:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GypsyJazzFastJohn Sw 250
RealDrums in Song: JazzBebopDannyBrushes: a: Brushes, HiHatb: Brushes, Open HiHat

351380

Posted at 01:12 PM

May 26, 2016 RealBand 2016: Build 7 Update Patch Available!

Did you know... If you own Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows, you also own RealBand 2016!

With that in mind, a new update patch is available here.

Summary of Fixes for Build 7 (May 26, 2016):

Fixed: Lyrics from a .KAR file sometimes weren't displaying correctly.
Fixed: An issue in which the program might still freeze on exit if play wasn't pressed, GS Wavetable was the current synth, and ASIO4all was used.
Fixed: Access violation when double-clicking in the StylePicker.
Fixed: Quick Preview area of the StylePicker was broken.
Fixed: Spurious messages about rebuilding StylePicker when a rebuild was not necessary.
Updated: New RealBand logo/splash/icon added to program.

351407

Posted at 11:54 AM

May 25, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special - Time is Running Out!

We recently released Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac! To celebrate, we're offering up to 50% off on Upgrade packages - but only until May 31st. Plus, if you order your 2016 version during our special you'll receive a FREE Bonus PAK of Add-ons that includes:

1 Artist Video Performance:
-Jack Stafford Sax: Indiana

3 MIDI SuperTracks:
-Piano, Rhythm FolkySwing Sw 110
-Piano, Electric, Rhythm FunkSwing16 Sw16 085
-Piano, Rhythm CountryBentNoteJohn Sw 085

4 Instrumental Studies:
-Bass, Electric, Jazz Funk Poppy, Ev16 110
-Guitar, Acoustic, Folk, 2-part Fingerpicking, Sw16 085
-Guitar, Electric, Blues and Rock, Medium Rock Soloist, Ev 120
-Piano, Acoustic, Jazz and Bossa, Solo-Accompaniment Jazz Stride, Sw 085

We're also offering a 49-PAK, with 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, and 15 Instrumental Studies. Add it to your purchase for only $49!
These Add-ons are not included in any other package.

Learn more about your purchase options at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm.

351286

Posted at 09:41 AM

May 25, 2016 User Showcase Song - Dobro Song

Just something I put together using the song picker for the chord changes, picked my instruments and applied this really nice style.
I then exported the tracks to my studio using Nuendo plus Waves and Steven Slate plugins. It's acoustic, it's short and I like it. Hope you do to. Must say Band in a Box has come a long way to say the least. My hat goes off to folks at PG Music. Keep it coming.

148819

Posted at 09:32 AM

May 20, 2016 User Showcase Song - Feel You In The Wind

This is a song I wrote and recorded using several Real Tracks from various styles and added my voice and guitar with some additional synth parts and added effects. I feel that mixing tracks from different styles can sometimes produce good results. This is a song about making the wrong choice and having to live with the regret. Thanks for listening. Torrey.

349893

Posted at 07:32 AM

May 20, 2016 Monday, May 23rd - Victoria Day Holiday Hours

Monday, May 23rd - Victoria Day Holiday Hours

Here at "PG Headquarters" we are celebrating Victoria Day on Monday, May 23rd.

Our sales line will be open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST.

Our technical support line will be closed, but will re-open Tuesday morning at 10AM PST.

Click here to see more information about our hours of operation.

350746

Posted at 07:28 AM

May 20, 2016 New Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Video: Fake Sheet Mode, Repeats, 1st/2nd Endings, Codas, etc.

The final Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac New Features video is ready, and we've added demonstrations of importing/exporting Music XML, chord chart customization, and more!

Check it out: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=_eqADUKt71A

350640

Posted at 07:10 AM

May 13, 2016 User Showcase Song - Carolina

All music and lyrics copyright 2015 by David Snyder

RealTracks in style: ~~683:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1690:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1177:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm PopCalypso Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 1946:Mandolin, Rhythm ModernCountrySync Ev16 100
RealDrums in style: PopRockBasic^06-a:Kick 16th, HiHat, b:Kick16th, Snare
*******************

349430

Posted at 08:08 AM

May 13, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows Build 434 Update Available!

An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2016 for Windows.

Download the Band-in-a-Box 2016 Build 434 update (BETA) here.
This is considered to be a beta version because it is new.

Summary of changes for Build 434 (May 11, 2016):

Fixed: The [Options] button in the Repeats dialog would open the old Display Options window.
Fixed: The track buttons in the notation window would sometimes cause random messages to appear.
Fixed: The song title subgenres were not translated in localized versions.
Fixed: Edit | Lyrics | Copy Lyrics to Clipboard did not work with bar-based lyrics.
Fixed: Saving a scheme in Display Options might fail sometimes (error = "Failed to save scheme file").
Fixed: Rests & Pushes would not display in color while other chords in the same bar were being entered.
Fixed: N/A styles show in the StylePicker the first time it opens.
Fixed: In the What Add-ons do I have? dialog, RealTracks that only include RealDrums will be missing.
Fixed: When opening or importing a WAV file, and choosing "No" for the popup message "File is mono. Answer Yes to import as mono, or No to convert to stereo" would not convert the audio to stereo.
Fixed: When opening or importing a WAV file, and choosing "Cancel" for the popup message "File is mono. Answer Yes to import as mono, or No to convert to stereo" would not cancel the import.
Fixed: The track decibel offset saved in style files was not applying to UserTracks.

349265

Posted at 08:05 AM

May 11, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Build 127 Update Available

We've released a Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac patch (build 127) that has a total of 60 updates, additions, and fixes!

Learn more about this free patch update (for 2016 customers) and download it here.

349249

Posted at 12:55 PM

May 11, 2016 User Showcase Song - The Waterline

2046:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment CountryPopJohn Ev 120
405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
618:Fiddle, Background Allis Ev 120
877:Fiddle, Soloist CountryRob Ev 120
2533:Guitar, Acoustic, HeldChords
Royalty Free Loops, Multitrack Instrument and Song Files and Multitrack Drums from Drums on Demand and Bass on Demand

Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocal, Electric, Acoustic and Steel Guitar : Tom Adams

Recorded in Logic Pro x
Alloy2, Nectar2
Mastered with Ozone6

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Posted at 09:14 AM

May 09, 2016 User Showcase Song - Dating in the Afternoon

This is my first Reggae song recorded on last Sunday.
I had a plan to go to Yakitori Restaurant near my house with my friend Yoko on the day.
As there was about one hour and half till the reservation time, I quickly recorded her vocal during the time.
Now I introduce it to you.

Title:午后のデート(Translation: Dating in the afternoon)
Vocal: Yoko Kawajiri, my friend
Accompanied with Reggae Band.

Style is _REGGAE1.STY
RealTracks in style: 1153:Bass, Electric, Reggae Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1156:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1154:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1155:Organ, B3, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: ReggaeClassic^1-a:Sidestick, Hihat , b:Sidestick, Kick, HiHat

Additional Style is ROCKSOCA.STY(MIDI)
Vocal Oohs (54) played with Kontakt5,
MIDI Percussions played with Groove Agant4

Additional Organ: Played by me
Rap: Reggae Voice from Sample Library “Hallelujah”

347492

Posted at 07:49 AM

May 06, 2016 New Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Video - Fake Sheet Mode, Repeats, 1st/2nd Endings, Codas, etc.

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac is the upgrade you have been waiting for... and it includes the NEW Fake Sheet Mode, Repeats, 1st/2nd Endings, Codas, etc. feature!

Check out our latest video, which shows you how to make repeats, DS al Coda, Fine, 1st/2nd endings, etc. in Band-in-a-Box® for Mac. You'll also see the difference between having Fake Sheet mode on or off. Watch this new video here: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=YzJuhAsGJ_k

Learn all about the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

348707

Posted at 02:15 PM

May 04, 2016 User Showcase Song - Morning Sky

Thanks for listening,

https://soundcloud.com/kfl44/morning-sky-2016-2

Morning Sky
© 2015 K Leverett

365: Fingerpicking Acoustic Guitar
362: Strumming Acoustic Guitar
363: Pedal Steel
2474: Acoustic Bass
Nashville Even 8 Drums
2205: PopPromise Brent Soloist

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Posted at 12:33 PM

May 04, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac - Bonus PAKs During the Month of May!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac during the month of May comes and you'll get a Free Bonus PAK that includes:

1 Artist Video Performance:
-Jack Stafford Sax: Indiana

3 MIDI SuperTracks:
-Piano, Rhythm FolkySwing Sw 110
-Piano, Electric, Rhythm FunkSwing16 Sw16 085
-Piano, Rhythm CountryBentNoteJohn Sw 085

4 Instrumental Studies:
-Bass, Electric, Jazz Funk Poppy, Ev16 110
-Guitar, Acoustic, Folk, 2-part Fingerpicking, Sw16 085
-Guitar, Electric, Blues and Rock, Medium Rock Soloist, Ev 120
-Piano, Acoustic, Jazz and Bossa, Solo-Accompaniment Jazz Stride, Sw 085

*Excluding the $49 Pro Upgrade*

Plus, you can add a 49-PAK to your purchase for only $49! This is packed with 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, 15 Instrumental Studies, and (for the first time ever) 3 "Artist Video Performances," which are video files that play in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to learn more about the Bonus PAKs.

Visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm to find the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac purchase for you.

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Posted at 12:20 PM

May 02, 2016 User Showcase Song - Cry Hurt

I hope this song reflects a bit of an upward curve in me using BiaB with my songwriting, my first posting being Midi only, here its all RTs. My friend Mel kindly added the guitar overlay

Style Med Pop 16ths with piano
1603 Bass Electric pop 16ths 1610 Piano Acoustic Rhythm pop 16ths Real drums Nashville even 16^5- Hi Hat 1606 Guitar acoustic strumming 1608 Guitar High strung Acoustic Rhythm
1599 Guitar Electric Rhythm 887 Piano Acoustic solo Sung in Bm at 93 bpm
I hope there is enough clarity in my singing to depict the lyrics, if not I will post them

Again, thank you for my 1st posting welcome.

347495

Posted at 11:35 AM

May 02, 2016 RealBand 2016 for Windows: Build 6 Update Available

We have recently released the latest patch update for RealBand 2016 for Windows. This update can be downloaded here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2016 Build 6 (April 29, 2016)
Added: Dashed line at 0 db in the node editing area.
Added: Localization strings for recent changes such as Gain Nodes.
Added: Menu items in node popup to change the node type without using the combo box.
Added: Mouse wheel support to Piano Roll win.
Added: New Feature - Gain Nodes. These nodes allow for a db adjustment (-64 to +36db is the default range) for Audio tracks, or a CC 11 (expression) controller change level (0 to 127) for MIDI tracks.
Added: Setting in Audio Preferences to use smaller MME buffers if the song has gain nodes, to prevent stair-step clicking.
Added: Text that shows the upper and lower dB range when editing gain nodes.
Added: Two new song settings for avoiding the use of transposed files for RealTracks generation, and Ignoring slash roots except for Bass.
Added: Visual Transpose button text now turns red if the song is visually transposed to a different key.
Fixed: "Options.txt" showing up in favorite user tracks submenu.
Fixed: Cleanup nodes wasn't working correctly.
Fixed: Clicking and dragging on a track to highlight From/Thru now can't be done in the node area, since it was sometimes interfering with node entry.
Fixed: Extremely long lyrics in an .SEQ could cause an error.
Fixed: Import Wave dialog help button not connected.
Fixed: Language dialog didn't load correct language if Simplified Chinese .DLL was present.
Fixed: Note based lyrics were not loaded in when loading in an MGU.
Fixed: Potential access violation if there was a blank audio track but which had nodes or volume controllers in it.
Fixed: Some illegal characters in a track name were not replaced when dragging outside of RB.
Fixed: When loading in an XML file while the Format is set to French Canada, there would be an access violation if the file contained a number with a decimal point.
Fixed: Word wrap didn't work with the yellow Flash Message.

347858

Posted at 11:31 AM

May 02, 2016 Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows: Build 433 Update Available

We have recently released the latest patch update for Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows. This update can be downloaded here.

Summary of Changes for Version 2016 Build 433 (April 29, 2016):
Fixed: The Help button in the Save XML File dialog did not work.
Fixed: Sometimes a part-marker might be changed unintentionally (eg. when double-clicking on a file in the File Open dialog, and the mouse is currently over a part marker).
Fixed: Edit | Insert Bar(s) would not shift Bar Lyrics or Section Text (layers).
Fixed: Edit | Delete Bar(s) would not shift Bar Lyrics or Section Text (layers).
Fixed: BB hard drive icon was pixelated.
Fixed: If a "Held" variation of a RealTrack is used in a song, then all the chords will change to the held color while generating, but not changed back after.
Fixed: Opening a new song would not always scroll to the top.
Fixed: CTRL+P in the Chordsheet would change a part marker instead of opening the Print Options window.

347856

Posted at 11:29 AM

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