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October 31, 2016 Now Available - jBridge for Mac!

Now you can purchase jBridge for the special price of only $10. Adding this to your setup will allow 64-bit VST plugins and VSTi instruments to work with Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac!
It's seamless.... with jBridge installed, you just use your plugins as you normally would (by selecting 32-bit or 64-bit plugins within the program.)

Learn more & purchase here: www.pgmusic.com/jbridge.mac.htm

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Posted at 12:12 PM

October 31, 2016 It's the FINAL DAY of Our Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special!

Today (October 31st) is the LAST DAY of our Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special! It's your last chance to save up to 50% when you purchase your Upgrade, and you'll receive a Bonus PAK with your order!

Learn more about your upgrade options here: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

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Posted at 10:01 AM

October 31, 2016 User Showcase Song - Cold Day Blues

A more regular BB track here,a full use of RealTracks,every part including the solos,I think it's a jazz trio with solo trumpet etc,I think it's turned out OK.
RealTracks Style was:
BALFRED.STY Jazz Ballad w/Piano&Fred Guitar.

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Posted at 09:55 AM

October 28, 2016 Share Your Songs With Us!

We all have a favorite song that inspires us... That's what's so great about the Intelligent Style Selection feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 - if you need inspiration for a new song, just pick a style based on a song you already know!

Have you used this feature to help find a Style with the feel of a popular song? If so, share it with us on our User Showcase Forum!

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Posted at 01:48 PM

October 28, 2016 Last Chance for Savings on Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac!

If you've been waiting to take advantage of some amazing special pricing on upgrades for Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac... your time is running out!

Our special will end on October 31st! Order before then to save up to 50% on most upgrade packages & receive a FREE Bonus PAK with some great Add-ons!

Click here to find the purchase option that's right for you.

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Posted at 01:08 PM

October 28, 2016 User Showcase Song - Where You Goin Cowboy?

Well I've been at this for about two years. Thought I'd open a Fiverr Account and see if I could sell some custom tracks. A gentleman in London contacted me and hired me to produce some tracks for him so now I am posting one of his finished tracks. The song was written by Gwyn Jones and David Osborne. The vocals are sung by Gwyn and was recorded and mixed at Rodel Sound Studio in London. Hers some particulars about the tracks:

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Hat Pulled Down
File:Hat Pulled Down_3.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 165, Length (m:s)=3:17
No intro. 133 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 133. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 526 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _HEEHAWH.STY (Md-Fst CtrySw w Harmnca (165 RS))

RealTracks in style: ~540:Bass, Electric, Pop Sw 165
RealTracks in style: ~615:Harmonica, Background HeeHaw Sw 165
RealTracks in style: ~373:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 165
RealTracks in style: 616:Mandolin, Rhythm Bouncy Sw 165
RealTracks in song: ~613:Guitar, Resonator, Background Hank Sw 130

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Posted at 08:45 AM

October 27, 2016 #TBT - Introduction of RealBand

We first introduced RealBand in July 2008, with the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2008.5 for Windows. Initially, RealBand was a separate purchase - but that changed early in 2009... it's now included with every purchase of Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

It started out with the following features list:
- Intelligent automatic accompaniment by Band-in-a-Box®.
- RealTracks and RealDrums – automatic live instrument parts. Generate Real Instruments or other new tracks to add to an existing audio file. The added parts play in sync as they follow the original tempos from the audio file.
- Generate an entire song or parts of a song.
- The amazing Audio Chord Wizard figures out the chords from any MP3 or other audio files and writes them to the Chords window in RealBand. Using just this one feature alone, you can easily learn to play MP3 songs, by seeing the chords displayed in RealBand.
- MIDI music can be displayed in standard music notation on the screen and using the on-screen piano keyboard or guitar fretboard.
- 48-track MIDI/audio mixer with multiple FX busses (up to 16 effects per track).
- Support for popular audio file formats – MP3, WMA, WMV, WAV, and CDA.
- Built-in DirectX audio effects.
- DirectX and VST plug-ins supported.
- Band-in-a-Box files load directly.
- Compatible with all Band-in-a-Box styles and Real instruments.
- Shares native .SEQ file type with PowerTracks Pro Audio, directly compatible.
- Professional recording, editing, and playback features. Create and edit music using piano roll, music notation, event list, bars view, track view and more.
- Supports all major audio and MIDI file types, including PG Music’s PowerTracks Pro Audio files (*.SEQ) and Band-in-a-Box files (*.?G?).
- Support for MIDI and Karaoke files.
- Karaoke lyrics window.
- Piano roll window with graphic controller editing.
- Onscreen notation and lead sheet style printout.
- Virtual guitar fretboard and piano keyboard.
…and more!

It's come a long way since then! Visit http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm and scroll down to the RealBand 2016 tab to see all the newest features in this popular program.

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Posted at 01:25 PM

October 27, 2016 Introducing the Band-in-a-Box® Radio Page!

We've launched our Band-in-a-Box® Radio page!

www.pgmusic.com/bbradio.htm

Here you can shuffle through all of the User Showcase songs that are shared on SoundCloud without ever leaving our website. Categories include: Recent, Featured, Country & Folk (1, 2), Jazz (1, 2), Rock & Pop (1, 2), and Song Requests.

Like what you hear? Each song playing includes a link to the original forum post, so you can leave a comment if you'd like! Found an artist you want to hear more from? There is also an option to visit the Artist SoundCloud page!

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Posted at 12:49 PM

October 27, 2016 User Showcase Song - After Arab Spring

New song "After Arab Spring"

A: ENYA44.STY B: NEWPORT.STY

Mixed under Cubase 7

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Posted at 09:01 AM

October 26, 2016 YouTube Find: 2015 NAMM Demonstration!

Watch Tobin demonstrate Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for Windows at the 2015 NAMM Show: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=QWNxT8k4fzo

Thank you Keyboard Instrument Chops and Gear for sharing this video to your YouTube Channel!

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Posted at 01:57 PM

October 26, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® Video Tutorials!

Get the most out of your Band-in-a-Box purchase when you visit our Support page! There you'll find program updates, an FAQ section, written tutorials, patch maps, support request forms, and the popular Videos section.

For Band-in-a-Box® videos, we offer Overview, Setup, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Troubleshooting sections, and even keep the older version videos here under the Archive section. We also have a special Tips & Tricks section for Band-in-a-Box® for Windows.

The full list of video categories available on our support page are:
Band-in-a-Box® (Windows)
Band-in-a-Box® (Windows) Tips & Tricks
Band-in-a-Box® (Mac)
RealBand
RealBand Tips & Tricks
Other Products
FAQ's
User to User Videos

These are also available when you visit our YouTube channel.

If you have any suggestions for future videos, please let us know!

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Posted at 01:43 PM

October 26, 2016 User Showcase Song - Little Lady Blues

Here is a song I have been playing for quite awhile on did not realize I hadn't posted on Soundcloud.

It was done for one of our dogs that has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She is deeply missed.

Style _CBALAD - Slow Cty
366 Real Bass
Real Drums Nashville Even ^16
Rest of the tracks recorded.
Rhythm Track
Piano Track
Two Lead Tracks - Telecaster

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Posted at 08:08 AM

October 25, 2016 #TipTuesday - Export the StylePicker, RealTracks, and RealDrums Lists in Band-in-a-Box® 2016

One of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows is the ability to export the StylePicker, RealTracks, and RealDrums lists to a spreadsheet.

To do this, press the [Copy List] button within the StylePicker, RealTracks, and RealDrums Picker windows. This will put the entire list on a file that saves within your BB folder, but it will also open up right away as a Notepad document when you choose [OK] on the message that appears.

When the Notepad document opens up, just select the entire contents, and copy it to your clipboard. When you paste it into an Excel (or other spreadsheet) document, you'll see that it separates the information into easy-to-sort columns.

This feature is also available in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac.

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Posted at 10:05 AM

October 25, 2016 Celebrate International Artist Day!

Being an artist is more than just knowing how to draw or paint - art comes in all forms! From photography to sculpting to acting, dancing, writing, and musicians - if your work adds beauty to the world around you (and everyone else), you're an artist!

So, get out there and share your artistic abilities today! And don't forget to reach out to other musicians (or other artists) and celebrate their success too...

Like all of you here on our Forums, and anyone else creating music using our software! We love to listen to your songs, hear (or read) your thoughts, and help each other out. Although today might be International Artist Day, it really feels like we are celebrating your success every time we listen to a song you've shared!

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Posted at 09:29 AM

October 25, 2016 User Showcase Song - For You

Another love song of the classical style to be paired with my last post "With You".

I hope you like it.

******* Summary *******
Key=D, Tempo=80
Style is HRPORK44.STY (Orchestral 4/4 w/ Harp) (MIDI style)
Original MIDI Instruments are : Strings (49), Harp (47), Tremolo Strings (45), Slow Strings (50)

SONAR X3 was used to assign the VST instruments (D-PRO) to the MIDI tracks as follows.

RGC Flute In The Venue <= Melody
Full Strings Long & Short Bows <= Soloist
Basses Legato f <== Strings (49)
Harp Solo <== Orchestral Strings (47)
RGC Dry Tremoled <= Tremolo Strings (45)
Full Strings (small) <== Slow Strings

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Posted at 08:00 AM

October 24, 2016 Share your Band-in-a-Box® YouTube Finds!

Have you come across a YouTube video that uses Band-in-a-Box® tracks? Share it to the recently introduced I just hear Band-in-a-Box® on YouTube forum!

This forum is great for helping to publicize how Band-in-a-Box® is used on YouTube and other sites (tutorials, backing tracks, etc.).

To date more than 20 videos have been shared, including the posts:
-Two videos with music made using BIAB
-Rich Severson uses Biab and Quilter amps
-Forum Member Rob4580 BiaB & Metal Detecting Channel

...and more!

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Posted at 11:56 AM

October 24, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special - One Week Left!

There's only one week left to order your Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Upgrade at up to 50% off - our Mac special ends on October 31st, 2016!
Visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm to find your upgrade.

There are over 50 new features with this new version, including:
-AU and VST plugins are now supported! There is a new Plugins tab on the Mixer window, that allows you to add/edit MIDI or audio plugins on each track. We include the Sforzando VST sample player, along with the PG Music HiQ Instruments.

-HiQ instruments have been added. These are high quality MIDI sounds that make the MIDI tracks (both regular and MIDI SuperTracks) sound much better. You can audition and choose a HiQ patch for any track by control+clicking on the track --> "Select HiQ MIDI Patch".

-A Plugins Options dialog includes an option to scan for VST plugins on bootup and options for how plugin windows are opened, closed, and arranged on the screen. Plugins that are essential to Band-in-a-Box® (eg the "Apple: DLSMusicDevice" or "Sforzando") are scanned for regardless of the "Scan for VST plugins on bootup" or "Scan for AU plugins on bootup" settings.

...and more! Visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm to review all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac.

We're also offering a FREE Bonus PAK with most* Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac purchases during our special, which 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

*$49 Pro Upgrade not elibable.

Upgrade your Free Bonus PAK to the Bonus 49-PAK for just $49 and receive ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, and 15 Instrumental Studies. These Add-ons are not included in any other package. Learn more here.


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Posted at 10:04 AM

October 24, 2016 User Showcase Song - Banjo

Title: Banjo
File:Banjo.SGU
Key=F , Tempo 90, Length (m:s)=3:17
No intro. 70 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 70. 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,RealDrums Changes,
Style is _VERBENA.STY (Verbena 12-String Country Rock)

RealTracks in style: ~701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1682:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 623:Banjo, Background Backporch Ev 098
RealTracks in song: ~~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2338:Violin, Background, PopLow Ev 085 (1TrackStringSection)
RealDrums in style: NashBrushBalDbKEv16^1-a: Snare, HiHat , b: QuarterHat, TripletSnare

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Posted at 07:33 AM

October 21, 2016 Tell Us Your Favorite RealTracks Artist!

When creating your songs in Band-in-a-Box® or RealBand, who is the most common RealTracks Artist you use?

Or... do you find you're sticking with a select few? Perhaps making your own Country band by combining The Time Jumpers members Paul Franklin, Kenny Sears, Andy Reiss, and Jeff Taylor?

What is your favorite RealTracks Artist combination?

Share your favorite RealTracks Artist, or list of RealTracks Artists with us here - don't forget a link to your song (if you have one)!

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Posted at 01:39 PM

October 21, 2016 Ordering Band-in-a-Box® Has Never Been Easier!

When you order any PG Music products directly from www.pgmusic.com (or www.bandinabox.com) you'll receive immediate links to start downloading your order! Even if you choose to have your order shipped, you'll still have the download links available to you - no need to wait!

We've made it even easier to order with the $0 Down Easy Payment Plan - when you choose this payment option you'll pay $0 when you order, with the total of your invoice being split into 4 equal payments charged every 30 days for 4 months after your inital purchase - and there are no additional interest charges or service fees applied!

Choose your Band-in-a-Box® package & order here.
Mac user? Click here to order.

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Posted at 10:38 AM

October 21, 2016 User Showcase Song - What It Seems

This is my pessimistic answer to Josie’s Music City optimism. ( which I really love-both the optimism and the song ) Over the years I came to realize that some of the best pickers and singers in the world are happy to sit on the front porch. Then there’s those that chase money and fame. After playing on many demos for young singers I became a little jaded about the commercial record biz. There is a lot of disappointment and heartache for those that choose that path, maybe making it all the more sweet for those few that succeed. I’ve heard it said that a pessimist is just an optimist with experience. smile Just an observation put to song. I hope you like it. Tom

RealTracks in song: 2045:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment CountryPopJohn Ev 085 Held
RealTracks in song: ~409:Fiddle, Background George Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2038:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryRob Ev 085
Royalty Free Loops, Multitrack Instrument and Song Files and Multitrack Drums from Drums on Demand

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tom Adams

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Posted at 09:56 AM

October 20, 2016 A Look Back: Band-in-a-Box® Macworld 4-Star Rating... for Version 8! #TBT

Band-in-a-Box® has been around a long, long time! Band-in-a-Box® 8 was released in July 1999 - and it received a 4-Star Rating from Macworld!

Want to see the award? Click here to load the image.

Read the latest review of Band-in-a-Box® (2015) from Macworld here.

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Posted at 01:27 PM

October 20, 2016 Eric Blackmon's Tutorial: How To Play A Guitar Solo...

Band-in-a-Box Endorsing Artist Eric Blackmon uses Band-in-a-Box backing tracks with a lot of his online lesson videos, including the recently uploaded How To Play A Guitar Solo With 2 Frets In Any Key!

Click here to watch the video for this lesson.

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Posted at 12:34 PM

October 20, 2016 User Showcase song - Secrets of the Trees

This is a bit of a departure from my usual style of song which I originally wrote last year for the Coursera Song Writing course (highly recommended to others by the way). The inspiration for the song came from Pat Pattison’s song “Hobo Wind” which he uses on the course to demonstrate various song writing techniques.

I had a chord sequence in mind and wanted to create a spooky/mysterious feel (seems appropriate with Halloween around the corner). I auditioned many styles in BIAB before I found the perfect one (CRYSTAL1.STY).

For the original recording I pretty much used the track as it was from BIAB and just overdubbed vocals. This was fine for the purposes of the course. However, I always thought that I would revisit the song one day and produce a more complete version.

For the new version, I started by exporting all of the MIDI from BIAB and into Sonar. I do this in BIAB using the Save Special --> Save Song as MIDI file and then select the clipboard as the destination. I have tried other ways but this seems the most reliable. In Sonar I use a template for my vocals and guitar so I then use Paste Special (start from new track) to get the MIDI from BIAB into Sonar.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Secrets of the Trees
Key=B , Tempo 80
Style is CRYSTAL1.STY (Crystal1 - 4/4 New Age Style)
BassCustom Synth is Hi-Q 082 01 Synth, Analog, 80sPad SampleTank.tgs
PianoCustom Synth is Hi-Q 005 01 Piano, Electric, Classic SampleTank.tgs
GuitarCustom Synth is Hi-Q 026 03 Guitar, Acoustic, 12 String SampleTank.tgs
StringsCustom Synth is Hi-Q 050 01 Strings, Ensemble, Movie SampleTank.tgs
Style MIDI Instruments are : Saw Wave Lead (82), Electric Piano (5), 26/1 12-Strings Guitar, GM2 Bank 1, Slow Strings (50),
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)

RealDrums will be substituted :CountryEven16: a: Brushes b: Snare, HiHat

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Posted at 08:49 AM

October 19, 2016 Get to Know Endorsing Artist Robert Conti

Enthusiastic Endorsing Artist Robert Conti uses Band-in-a-Box backing tracks for many of the DVDs that he offers on his website, here: http://www.robertconti.com/jazz-guitar-learning-products/

As an endorser, he has this to say:
It is a genuine pleasure to be associated with PG Music. By eliminating the need for an external tone generator and including a comprehensive array of real combo and orchestral instruments within the software, Band-in-a-Box has once again set a new standard of high quality.
My staff and I are proud to recommend this product to patrons of my learning products, as the opportunity for any aspiring student to practice with an On Call Rhythm Section - 24/7, is immeasurable. Moreover, the sound of real instruments render the support tracks generated by Band-in-a-Box, as ideal for any live performance!

Thanks Robert!

Visit Robert Conti's YouTube Channel to review all of his videos.

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Posted at 08:41 AM

October 19, 2016 User Showcase Song - You Made A Way

This is an original tune I just posted a video of on Youtube. The lyrics are in the video. The following Realtracks really gave me the vibe I was going for. I added guitar, synths, percussion and vocals to make it happen. Thanks so much for giving a listen. God bless, Torrey

Realtracks used are as follows:
Bass - 1418 Electric Southern Rock
Piano - 1576 Acoustic Rhythm Soul 60's Held
Drums - Funk Half Note Sync
Guitar - 1236 Electric Rhythm Smooth Jazz Poppy
Strings - 2058 Celtic Air

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Posted at 08:11 AM

October 18, 2016 PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016 - Render Track as ACID Loop!

With PowerTracks Pro Audio 2016, you can render an audio track (a highlighted section or the whole track) as ACID Loop and save it to the BB Loops folder!

How?

Select a track, or section of a track, and choose Render | Export Acid Loop - Highlighted section or entire track to WAV in Loops Folder. Then select a file name and press [Save]. When the message "Successfully rendered the file..." appears, you'll also see a "Acidize this .WAV file" where you can adjust further settings, and press [OK].

Your file will automatically save to the bb\RealTracks\Loops folder, unless you choose a different location when you're assigning a file name.

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Posted at 12:17 PM

October 18, 2016 The Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac Special is a Hit!

We've recently added some strong new features to the Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac program, including VST plugins and AU (audio unit) support, Hi-Q MIDI instruments, an included VST Guitar Amp Simulator (AmpliTube), and more!

If you're already a 2016 user, you can download the free patch here.

If you're using an older version, and are interested in upgrading to the new 2016 program - now is a GREAT time to upgrade! We're offering up to 50% off on Upgrades: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm... and there are BONUS PAKs too!

Here's a taste of what users like you are saying about the new 2016 version:
"The HiQ sounds sound great! This is a huge update for the Mac version!"
"Wow, amazing! Nice work, PGMusic. The Mac version is really catching up. Thanks!"
"The capabilities of the new Band-in-a-box is really impressive!"
"Congratulations on this fantastic new version!"

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Posted at 11:19 AM

October 18, 2016 User Showcase Song - Barge Haulers

This is our new song based on the beautiful Russian painting by Ilya Repin.
Any comments are welcome.

Rob and Anne-Marie

Style is _CPPBSAJ.STY (Solo Acoustic Piano Ballad Slow)
592:Bass, Acoustic Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
2045:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment CountryPopJohn Ev 085
1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085
1118:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
2451:String Quartet, Rhythm PopSwingChamber Sw 110
2449:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085 (CustomFX)
RealDrums: CountryEven16: a: Brushes b: Snare, HiHat

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Posted at 08:19 AM

October 17, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac: Build 145 Update

An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2016 for Mac!
There are many improvements added with this new patch, including support for jBridge!
(If you have jBridge installed, you can load a 64bit VST plugin in Band-in-a-Box.)

Learn more about this patch update and download it here.

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Posted at 11:14 AM

October 17, 2016 New Blog Post by Joanne Cooper: 5 Steps to Recording Harmonies...

After receiving numerous comments on the harmonies within her recordings, long-time Band-in-a-Box user Joanne Cooper has written this detailed blog posting: 5 Steps to Recording Harmonies Using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand.

The blog title says it all!! Read it today for a detailed, step-by-step explanation about how she creates her harmonies using both Band-in-a-Box and RealBand!

Listen to all of Joanne's music: www.joannecooper.co.za/music

Thank you for sharing your technique Joanne!

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Posted at 11:06 AM

October 17, 2016 User Showcase Song - Maybelle

This a collaborative effort with ROG of the forums. I laid the rhythm bed with BIAB and ROG dubbed in his excellent, tasteful guitar work.

Thanks so much, Roger!

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Posted at 10:39 AM

October 17, 2016 Cool Utility to Move the Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Menu!

If you are a Band-in-a-Box® for Mac user, you can move the "Menu" so that it is no longer at the very top of your screen using the MenuEverywhere tool from Binary Bakery!

Give it a try! Detailed information to set this up is available in this forum post, created by Pipeline.

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Posted at 10:19 AM

October 14, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special Offers: Buy Now - Pay Later!

There is no better time to purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac!

During our Mac special (until October 31, 2016) we're offering some incredible pricing on Upgrade packages, and a FREE Bonus PAK is also included with most purchases!

On top of these great prices and Bonus PAKs, we now offer a $0 down easy payment option! Get your new software today, and don't pay for 30 days! No added interest charges or service fees!

Check out all the Mac Band-in-a-Box® packages available click here.

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac.

Need help? Contact our customer service department for more information.

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Posted at 01:00 PM

October 14, 2016 User Showcase Song - One Big Rumble, One Big Boom

Here is my week 41 song: One Big Rumble, One Big Boom

I used the Xtra Style Heavy Surf Rock that features, bass, two electric rhythm guitars, a Brent Mason background/soloist electric guitar RT, and drums.

Thanks for listening and any comments you would like to make.

Fred

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Posted at 12:38 PM

October 13, 2016 NEW $0 Down - Easy Installment Payment Option!

Ordering from PG Music has never been easier!

That's right. Purchase today and don't pay for 30 days!

How does it work? At the time of purchase, you pay $0 for your order for 30 days. The total of your invoice will be split equally, and charged every 30 days for 4 months after the initial purchase.
You can enjoy your software, with four convenient monthly payments, and no added interest charges or service fees!

Order now - pay later! Visit www.pgmusic.com to place your order today. During the checkout process, you can choose the installment option for your payment. Contact our customer service department for more information.

369858

Posted at 03:02 PM

October 13, 2016 User Showcase Song - I Miss Her

My wife has been out of the country for a few months. She'll be back soon, but in the meantime, well, I miss her. A lot. So I put this song together to express my feelings. I hope she likes it, and I hope you do to.

Any and all comments are welcome. Thank you.

The style is ELBLZ1, with the guitar soloist Blues Monday #568. The clarinet and tenor sax are me.

369672

Posted at 02:09 PM

October 12, 2016 A Chance to Watch Miles Black Perform!

RealTracks Artist Miles Black will be performing with the Miles Black TRIO on October 20th, in Vancouver, BC! The event will include the Trio performing the music of the legendary Bebop Piano Pioneer Bud Powell! Event information can be found here: www.coastaljazz.ca/miles_black_trio_plays_bud_powell

View a detailed list of all of his upcoming performances here: www.milesblack.com/calendar.html
(He's scheduled some 2017 shows with the Oliver Gannon Quartet!)

There are more than 120 RealTracks available from Miles Black - listen to demos when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

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Posted at 12:29 PM

October 12, 2016 Share your Band-in-a-Box® Tutorials, Blog Posts, and Reviews!

Have you posted your own Band-in-a-Box® review, created a tutorial, or written a blog post about Band-in-a-Box®? We'd love to hear about it!

Whether it's a video review like this one, a Blog post like Joanne Coopers recent 6 simple steps to make cool backing tracks for popular cover songs using Band-in-a-Box blog posting, or maybe you shared your Band-in-a-Box® praise on Twitter, Facebook, another Forum, etc - share a link with us here!

If you post a link to a video tutorial you'd created, we can add it to our User to User Video tutorials page!

369673

Posted at 10:45 AM

October 12, 2016 User Showcase Song - The Traffic Lights On Prince Of Wales Drive

floyd posted Stoplight on North Main Street and I wrote "The American way of talking really lends itself to songs because in my town the title would be "There's a traffic light on Prince of Wales drive" which sounds ludicrous as a song title, and floyd replied "I'm pretty sure a gibsonated "There's a traffic light on Prince of Wales drive" is a masterpiece just waiting to happen."

Thanks floyd for the idea! It was a really quick song from start to finish, about 4 hours!! I had a cold so the voice is a bit croaky. dunno about masterpiece tho; blush The photo for the song is the traffic lights in question.

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Posted at 07:38 AM

October 11, 2016 The Band-in-a-Box® Song Title Generator Feature

Writers block - it happens to everyone! If you've ever experienced writers block when it comes to creating a title for your latest song creation in Band-in-a-Box®, have you tried using the Automatic Song Title generation feature?

This feature is accessible in Band-in-a-Box® two different ways:
-From within the Edit menu: select "Auto-Generate Song Title"
-Within the Melodist: check-mark next to "Auto-Titles"

The Song Title Generator comes up with some very creative options - you'll love it!

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Posted at 01:51 PM

October 11, 2016 Just Launched - A Reddit Band-in-a-Box Page!

Good news - we've just launched our BandInABox Reddit page!

What is Reddit?
Reddit is a social media page where users share links, information, stories, etc. with other Reddit users. The other users vote and comment on these posts, and that activity determines what order the posts lists on the topic page (and, eventually the Reddit home page if the post is active enough).

It's going to be a great place to post announcements about our company & products, and share any contests we are running! Plus, users can share their songs, start a discussion, etc... all on a single page!

Join the conversation!
Create a Reddit account today, and visit our newly launched BandInABox Reddit page:www.reddit.com/r/BandInABox/. We hope to see the Reddit page grow into an active Band-in-a-Box community that's supported directly by PG Music.

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Posted at 12:43 PM

October 11, 2016 User Showcase Song - Night Rose

I first created this song to be a medium pop rock using the Eagles style at 128bps
Rt 908 Bass electric 1278 synth pad Drums Nashville even 405Guitar Acoustic strum and 887 Piano Solo Acc.
The Piano 887 gave a double roll at points that I found gave good emphasis to the sound I wanted

I sang the voice over to my lyrics and put it in draw 13. A friend’s son studying sound engineering asked me if he could use it for a project at his little home studio. I gave him all the stems and this is what he came up with, a flat out disco, he did not change my vocal just gave that megaphone effect and the high low harmony and naturally the beat. I was stoked,, I thought I would get a Samba or some Caribbean sound. This so proved again to me how a song needs never to sit in one genre, it is clay in the correct hands.

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Posted at 09:56 AM

October 07, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac - Upgrade Your Hard Drive Version Today!

Do you currently own a Band-in-a-Box® 2015 UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK hard drive edition for Mac? Interested in turning it into a 2016 UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK? Well, we have the upgrade option for you... and it's even on sale!

If you purchase a PlusPAK Upgrade, you'll receive the newest 2016 Version and all 201 new RealTracks for the special price of just $99! Plus, it will include the FREE Bonus PAK! This upgrade option is ideal if you don't want or need another hard drive version - the PlusPAK is delivered as a download or DVD installation that you would just install it to your existing 2015 drive... and, voila - 2016!

The special pricing for this upgrade, and all of our other upgrade options for Mac, is only available until October 31st. View all the upgrade options here: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

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Posted at 01:44 PM

October 07, 2016 Holiday Hours - October 10th

Monday, October 10th is Canadian Thanksgiving.

-Our Technical Support department will be closed, but will re-open Tuesday morning at 10am PST.
-Our Sales & Customer Service department will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.

The Marketing Department will not be available on Monday.

All of our available hours and contact information lists here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Posted at 12:43 PM

October 07, 2016 RealTracks Artist Jim Clark Album Release!

Jim Clark is releasing his latest album, Old as New – Songs from the Imaginary Great American Songbook, on October 8th!

If you find yourself in Norwalk, CT on Saturday, October 8th, head to the Norwalk Public Library for a "Meet the Composer" event!
More information about this event: http://jimclarkjazz.com/?tribe_events=meet-the-composer

Interested in adding this album to your collection? It's availabe as a digital download, on a CD, or on a USB drive! Visit his website for more information: http://jimclarkjazz.com/

Jim Clark's RealTracks contributions can be found in Sets:
RealTracks Set 176: R&B Horns
RealTracks Set 188: Slow Background Pop Horn Section
RealTracks Set 207: Funky Horns
RealTracks Set 236: Cocktail Jazz Horns!


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Posted at 09:31 AM

October 07, 2016 User Showcase Song - Me and You

the real tracks & style:

Style is _FPBTACS.STY (Acoustic Folk w/ 2 Fingerpicked )

RealTracks in style: ~~532:Bass, Acoustic, Pop Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~~1678:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~~527:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Hank Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 2120:Fiddle, Soloist CountryShuffleRob Sw 120
RealDrums in Song: NashClassicWaltzSw^1-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

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Posted at 08:52 AM

October 06, 2016 Another Great YouTube Find - Weissenborn Guitar & Band-in-a-Box!

Check out this video I came across on YouTube - Band-in-a-Box backing up the Weissenborn Guitar... Enjoy!
Play the video: Sleepwalk - Weissenborn

Browsing through YouTube with the simple search criteria of "Band-in-a-Box" always results in some great video finds!

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Posted at 02:09 PM

October 06, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac - Italian Version!

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 è qui con oltre 50 nuove interessanti funzioni.

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto nuove funzioni e una sorprendente collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui RealTracks, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi strumentali, video di grandi musicisti, RealStyles e migliorato 1.000 loops!

www.bandinabox.com/bb.new.php?os=mac&lang=it

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Posted at 01:46 PM

October 06, 2016 User Showcase Song - Hello World

I always wanted a chance in trying-2-write/sing
a Las Vegas style song...

_JAZZSWP.STY Jazz Swing Piano Trio (50-250)
Trombone, Older Sw 140
Sax,Alto, Older Sw 140
Guitar progression iRealpro

I hope you like it, it's my first singing post with BIAB

368850

Posted at 09:23 AM

October 05, 2016 Band-in-a-Box Users Collaborate!

Have you noticed that some of the songs posted to our User Showcase Forum are the result of forum users collaborating to create some really unique and catchy tunes!?

Like the recent post from MarioD, Who's the Survivor - Mind Over Matter. What a song! Mario & Aleck created something pretty spectacular, don't you think?

Other recent collaboration posts include: The Right Track, by floyd jane + Janice & Bud, and Caribbean Moon, by Greg Johnson + tommyad. There are so many more... dig deep into the hundreds of posts to listen to all the collaboration songs shared...

We think it's pretty great that the PG Music forum members work together to create these songs!

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Posted at 02:08 PM

October 05, 2016 Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac - French Version!

Our Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac French version is now ready!

www.bandinabox.com/bb.php?os=mac&lang=fr

368739

Posted at 01:21 PM

October 05, 2016 User Showcase Song - Mother's Day

My first submission here. I wrote it (no co-writers) about my mother who died from Alzheimer’s complications in 2014. It was horribly sad, but at some level was a relief as dementia had finally consumed her. The cover photo is her in 1936. She has a little flower in her hand that I find so sweet....

Home studio. I’m a real novice here, not formally trained in music (can’t read it, a decent guitarist), and technically challenged, most DAWs beyond my capabilities. I used MixPad. I did not track the instruments, but here’s what I came up with. The song is all mine, Copyrighted prior to this BIAB version, vocals are all mine and all instruments are BIAB. 84 bpm in G.

518 Elec Bass, 1947 Mandolin, ShakerEven8ths, 2336 Viola, 1761 Acoustic Guitar (Strumming), 1728 Acoustic Piano. You are welcome to suggest any different instruments.

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Posted at 08:15 AM

October 04, 2016 Upgrade Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac and Save Up To 50%!

If you currently own Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for earlier for Mac, you qualify for some AMAZING savings on any Mac upgrade purchased during our October Special! Like our popular hard drive versions - the upgrades start at only $149!

Or, maybe you a Windows Band-in-a-Box user thinking of making the switch to Mac... You qualify for "Crossgrade" pricing starting at only $69!

Click here to see all of the purchase options available.

Special pricing is available until October 31, 2016.

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Posted at 01:38 PM

October 04, 2016 Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners!

Wow - we had a great response to our Xtra Styles Contest... 76 entries! Thank you to everyone who submitted their songs!

After listening to all the songs, the winners are:

Jazz:
I'm On The Right Track Now - Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Don Tomlinson
Xtra Style used: _TRINKET
Original Forum Post

Rock-Pop:
The Day Was Hot Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: DC Ron
Xtra Style used: _ELEVEN.STY
Original Forum Post

Country:
Lovely Mystery - Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: jcspro40
Xtra Style used: _BADLAND.STY
Original Forum Post

Singer/Songwriter:
What About Me - Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: tommyad
Xtra Style used: _THICKET.STY
Original Forum Post

Congratulations!

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Posted at 08:28 AM

October 04, 2016 User Showcase Song - Who's the Survivor

Alex Rand has lost his mind and become a rapper. I have lost mine also as I played on a rap song. Alex has asked me to post this collaboration.

There is a strange story about this song. Alex asked me to add some guitar and bass to this. Well as luck would have it I got a deep paper cut on the index finger of my fretting hand. Thus I couldn't play any lead guitar parts but I thought that I could play the bass. After the first verse I looked down and my bass fret board had a lot of blood on it. So clean off the bass and finger, put on a Band-Aid and continued. I looked down at my fret board after the second verse and repeated the above clean up process. This time I put two Band-Aids on and finished the bass line. So some blood, sweat, and tears went into this one. Due to this Alex got another friend to add some guitar and a few additional bass parts.

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Posted at 07:10 AM

October 03, 2016 Bonus PAKs are Back - Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac

We have relaunched our Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Mac special for the month of October! That means that on top of some amazing upgrade pricing (up to 50% off!), Bonus PAKs are BACK!

All First-time packages and most upgrade packages include a Free Bonus PAK of Add-ons that consists of 1 Artist Video Performance, 3 MIDI SuperTracks, and 4 Instrumental Studies. If you are purchasing your 2016 version, you can upgrade your Free Bonus PAK to the 49-PAK to receive even more NEW Add-ons with up to 49 UNRELEASED Add-ons including RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, and Artist Video Performances... but only until October 31, 2016!

To learn more about the Bonus PAKs, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2016.htm

To find the upgrade package right for you, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

Review all the new features at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

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Posted at 01:34 PM

October 03, 2016 Xtra Styles Contest - Thank You for Participating!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a song to our Xtra Styles Contest! There are almost 80 entries - listen to them all here.

We are in the processing of judging the entries, and will be announcing the 4 winners on Tuesday, October 4th.

Stay tuned...

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Posted at 01:21 PM

October 03, 2016 User Showcase Song - That's What I Believe

My good friend and sometimes co-writer, Brenda, and I put this song together a few years ago. It's always been a favourite. Recently I thought that it would be worthwhile to revitalise the song's arrangement and mix by using the Audiophile edition of BIAB/RB. The original song was created using the UltraPlusPak.

So, after a few musical and lyrical tweaks, a new vocal and with the added zing that comes from the Audiophile edition of the software, here is the latest version of....


That's What I Believe


Please feel free to comment on any aspect of the song.

Regards,
Noel


Instruments
518: Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
364: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
368: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
1514: Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 065 (Bluesy)
RealDrums: BrushesFolk16ths: a: Brushes b: Brushes Tap
MIDI Strings and Church Bell: Miroslav Philharmonik

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Posted at 08:43 AM

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