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December 29, 2016 User Showcase Song - Song Of The Man

This song is an online collaboration. All tracks were submitted by the participating musicians dry (no effects)

Drums recorded and submitted from Spain
Acoustic nylon string lead recorded and submitted from USA
Acoustic lead recorded and submitted from USA
Harmony vocals recorded and submitted from USA

The following tracks were generated using RealBand

BB RealBass 1255_ Bass, Electric, PopShiningA-B Ev 120_0
BB RealPiano 1264_ Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopShiningA-B Ev _0
RT408_Guitar, Resonator, Background Allis Ev 120_0
RT1608_Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16ths Ev16 11_0
RT1681_Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120_0

The song was engineered, mixed and mastered by I.T.B. Audio Solutions in USA
Auto-tune, EQ, compression and reverb were applied as required.

386769

Posted at 10:21 AM

December 29, 2016 Happy New Year from All of Us at PG Music Inc.!

We'd like to wish you and yours all the best in 2017! We hope everyone enjoys a safe New Years Eve celebration!

If you need to get in touch with us, our sales department will be open! Our weekend hours are:

Saturday, December 31: 7:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Sunday, January 1: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Monday, January 2: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)

Please note: our Technical Support team is not available on weekends or holidays.

www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

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Posted at 10:14 AM

December 29, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® Special - There's Still Time!

There's only a few days left for our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Special, which ends December 31st!

If you haven't ordered your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows upgrade yet, act fast for great savings on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK! Place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm or give us a call.

Learn more about what's new in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm

The special pricing we are offering for the Xtra Styles PAKs and Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand end December 31st too!

Learn more about the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand special - all 3 volumes for just $29 (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/celticguitarmasterclass.htm

Listen to demos & learn more about the Xtra Styles PAKs 1-2, which are on sale for $29 each volume (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

387042

Posted at 09:54 AM

December 28, 2016 User Showcase Song - Back To Carolina

Sometimes you just gotta crank it!

EZ Keys on the intro
RealTracks in song: 1419:Bass, Electric, TexasRock Ev 120
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2153:Piano, Rhythm NewOrleansBoogieKevin Ev 165
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2154:Piano, Soloist NewOrleansBoogieKevin Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 1565:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm RockNRollJohn Ev 165
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: BluesRockEv^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat

Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Tom Adams

Recorded in Logic Pro X, Ozone 6, Nectar 2, Alloy 2, Scuffam Amps S-Gear

386626

Posted at 09:31 AM

December 28, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Full New Features Video Available!

Take a look at our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows New Features Video for an in depth look at what's been added with this new version! You can view the video here.

Here is an index for the video:
Introduction to Band-in-a-Box®
New Style Demos
Changes to the GUI & More
New Style Picker Features & More
12-key Hi-Q-TAB & More
Chord Builder & More

Learn more about Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows here: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.htm

386670

Posted at 08:55 AM

December 23, 2016 User Showcase Song - My Santa Man

Merry Christmas everybody!

Here's a two minute tune we threw together for the season. Hope it works for you!

© 2016 Janice and Bud Merritt

Janice: vocal
Bud: production

Drums: RD Blues Rock
Bass: RT 2426 Rockabilly
Guitar Rhythm: RT 1854 Country Boogie
Piano Rhythm: RT 1566 Southern Rock /comped from multiple generations
Harmonica background: RT 423 Blues / comped from several generations

385255

Posted at 09:18 AM

December 23, 2016 Happy Holidays from PG Music!

From all of us at PG Music Inc., we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

A few things to note:

On December 24, 2015 our phone lines will be open until 6pm PST.

We will be closed on December 25, 2015.

On Monday, December 26th our Sales Department will be here from 8am-4pm PST.

For complete contact information, visit: www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

385909

Posted at 09:10 AM

December 23, 2016 Video - Get to Know the Floating Mixer in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

Check out our new video, which highlights some of the great new mixer enhancements and the fully-featured floating mixer in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows.

You can find the video here:
Band-in-a-Box 2017® for Windows - Mixer Enhancements


Important note: this new floating mixer was added in 2017 build 455 - available from the support page, here.

Video index:
Basic Functionality
Soloing Enhancements
Muting Enhancements
Mixer Piano Enhancements
Floating Mixer Resizing

385776

Posted at 09:08 AM

December 23, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 Build 455 Update Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows users... a MAJOR patch update is available!

One of the exciting additions with this new patch update: The main screen mixer and floating mixer have been replaced with a new one!

Here are some improvements of the new mixer:
-It can be resized when floating.
-When resized to a larger size, there is a new Tone slider instead of just the dial.
-The piano shows animated keys when moving the mouse over them.
-The piano keys are velocity-sensitive. Clicking on the bottom of the key will play maximum velocity (127), and clicking on the top will play minimum velocity (30).
-The Solo buttons do not effect the status of the Mute buttons anymore. When un-soloing a track, the previous Mute state of all the tracks will be returned. Also, when a track is virtually muted, it will display a different Mute button image than if it is actually muted.
Soloing a track can be additive or subtractive now by right-clicking or Shift-clicking. This means that more than one track can be Soloed. Left-clicking will -cause the old behavior: that track will be the only solo'd track.

To learn more about this patch & download it, click here.


385803

Posted at 09:07 AM

December 22, 2016 Band-in-a-Box User Submission - Quick Preview of 2017!

Want to quickly see the new look in Band-in-a-Box® 2017?
Forum user Pipeline created a great post that does just that - and it's great! Check it out here.

Thanks Pipeline!

378831

Posted at 02:05 PM

December 22, 2016 PG Music Holiday Hours

The holiday season is here! Our availability this season is:

Sales:
Monday - Friday: 6:00AM to 7:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Saturday: 7:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Sunday & Holidays: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8) This includes December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2016.

Technical Support:
Monday - Friday: 10:00AM to 5:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Please note: Tech Support is not available on weekends or Holidays.

NOTE: We will be closed on Sunday, December 25th.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

385736

Posted at 01:57 PM

December 22, 2016 User Showcase Song - A Walk In Gypsy Jazz Land

Here's a gypsy jazz piece with an acoustic bass, a rythm acoustic guitar, a solo acoustic guitar, a clarinet and an accordion.

RT 929 Acoustic bass
RT 1210 Acoustic guitar
RT 1211 Solo acoustic guitar
RT 764 and 1966 Clarinet
RT 1752 Accordion
Soni Musicae Accordion (Kontakt 5)

385732

Posted at 01:50 PM

December 21, 2016 Over 80 New Features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows has over 80 exciting new features and enhancements!

Some of these great new features include:

-GUI for main screen has been redesigned!
-We’ve added a new VST Synthesizer, the sforzando SFZ Synth!
-Chord Builder has been enhanced with "Chord Theory" section.
-12-Key "Woodshedding" RealTracks.
-Hi-Q Guitar RealCharts.
-RealTracks & RealDrums Enhancements using Elastique 3!
-Natural Arrangements option has been added
...and so much more!

To learn more about the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017, visit: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm.

385515

Posted at 01:20 PM

December 21, 2016 User Showcase Song - A Mem'ry Of You

A country ballad with a late 1970s feel. I (Alan) wrote this song many, many years ago ... in the late 1980s or early 1990s (need to find my copyright sheet). We're real happy with the backing tracks but not quite where we want it otherwise. The lyric could probably use a little editing and I need to get my phrasing more precise. It's a work in progress.

I had Gene Watson in mind when I wrote this. Yeah, that would have been nice!

https://soundcloud.com/alananddi/ill-feed-it-a-memry

File:Al - I'll Feed It A Mem'ry.SGU
Key=Eb , Tempo 88, Length (m:s)=3:35
8 bar intro, 67 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 75. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 416 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Soloist track has 229 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _CTPNGC.STY (SlowCountryBallad w.Piano [85 RS)

RealTracks in style: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~1118:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1841:Synth Pad, PopModernGrooveHigh Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: ~409:Fiddle, Background George Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

385375

Posted at 01:04 PM

December 21, 2016 PowerTracks Pro® Audio 2017 is Here!

The new PowerTracks® Pro Audio 2017 has arrived! There are many new features & enhancements, including :

-Music XML (notation export/import) has been enhanced. We've worked with Finale, GuitarPro, and Sibelius to enhance features and compatibility with Music XML.
-Support for time-based VSTi plugins such as EZ drummer, Jamstix, Rapid Composer, etc.
-Pitch shifting and tempo stretching has been greatly enhanced with the integration of the newest version of the world-leading Elastique 3.
-The Guitar Notation display has been enhanced. You can now enter and display guitar bends, slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs with notation graphics indicating these elements.
...and more!

Visit http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm to learn about all the new features in PowerTracks® Pro Audio 2017.

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Posted at 06:50 AM

December 20, 2016 Xtra Styles PAKs - Special Pricing Until December 31st!

This month we released more Xtra Styles PAKs! Volume 2 is now here, with 160+ new RealStyles!

We're even offering special pricing on purchasing these until December 31st!

Xtra Styles PAK 2 for Band-in-a-Box®:
Over 160 professionally mixed RealStyles in 4 volumes: Rock-Pop 2, Jazz 2, Country 2, and Bluegrass and World 2, $15 each. Get the All Xtra Styles PAK 2 (4 volumes) for only $29 (reg. $49).

Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box®:
Over 160 professionally mixed RealStyles in 4 volumes: Rock-Pop 1, Jazz 1, Country 1, and Singer/Songwriter 1, $15 each. Get the All Xtra Styles PAK 1 (4 volumes) for only $29 (reg. $49).

Want them all? The All Xtra Styles PAK 1 & 2 Bundle is the package for you with ALL 8 volumes (325 RealStyles) for the special price of only $49 (reg. $98)!
Includes: Includes all 325 RealStyles from PAKs 1 (released summer 2016) AND 2 (released December 2016), for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, Singer/Songwriter, and Bluegrass & World.

All of the Xtra Styles in Volumes 1 & 2 work with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition with a 2016 49-PAK.

Listen to all the Xtra Styles demos here.

Purchase for Windows here.
Purchase for Mac here.

381060

Posted at 01:56 PM

December 20, 2016 User Showcase Song - Smoothies (on Ice)

Made this with quite some 'help' from the BBox Melodist (a "Kenny G" one in this case, just changed the instrument), chords plucked straight from the smooth jazz style's demo song. And now, the 'formalities':

Title: Smoothies (on Ice)

Soloist: 1075:Piano, Electric, Soloist SmoothBallad Delay Ev16 065 (Bluesy)
Style is =SJAZZBL.STY
Style MIDI Instruments are: Synth String #1 (51),
RealTracks in song: 908:Bass, Electric, SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1072:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SmoothJazzBallad Ev16 065
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: SmoothJazzBallad
Other sound sources come via plugins (ST for the melody and a custom selected soundfont for the synth).

Now kick back with a cool one and just enjoy! cool

385289

Posted at 01:39 PM

December 20, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® Delivery By Christmas!

If you are in Canada or the USA, it's not too late to order your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows and receive it in time for Christmas!

For Express Shipping only:
United States and Canada: Orders must be placed before 1:00 pm Pacific time on December 22nd.

Of course, you can always order online anytime at www.pgmusic.com and be downloading most products within minutes!

385286

Posted at 01:37 PM

December 19, 2016 NEW - Xtra Styles PAK Volume 2 Video!

Check out our newest video for the Xtra Styles PAK 2, featuring audio demos for all the new styles:
www.pgmusic.com/?vid=2dCDruCtaKk

Video index:
Content Summary
Country Demos
Rock-Pop Demos
Jazz Demos
Bluegrass & World Demos

Purchase Xtra Styles for Windows here.
Purchase Xtra Styles for Mac here


385020

Posted at 12:38 PM

December 19, 2016 User Showcase Song - Strange

Ok so Herb Hartley had me cracking up big time with his comment about the rotten eggshells of the rancid songs that never made it out of the studio.

So I could not resist. This is my contribution to the songwriting forum for the month. Merry Christmas.

RealTracks in style: ~388:Bass, Electric, Metal Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 645:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopRockBritEdgy Ev 120
RealDrums in style: RockClassicBritEv^2-a:Snare, Closed HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat

David Snyder Electric Guitars, 12 String, Sitar, Synths, Percussion, Vocals
Produced and Engineered by David Snyder

384245

Posted at 12:33 PM

December 19, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Build 454 Update Available!

A Free Update Patch for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows is available - build 454. This can be downloaded here.

Summary:
Added: New Features button to the toolbars.
Added: "C13#5#9" and "C13sus#5#9" are new supported chords for Band-in-a-Box.
Updated: Help files and manuals.
Improved: Popup menus will open aligned to the button that opens them, instead of at the current mouse position.
Improved: The Hi-Q selection dialog is resizable.
Improved: The Hi-Q selection dialog can exclude keywords (anything starting with ! is excluded).
Improved: If attempting to drag and drop onto the drop station, the [WAV], [M4A], and [WMA] quadrants might higlight red if the render cannot be done. A flash message explaining why will be displayed if the mouse is released over the quadrant.
Fixed: Problems saving custom toolbar configuration on some systems.
Fixed: Opening the Lead Sheet, moveable PianoRoll, or moveable Notation Window would cause the Audio Edit window to close.
Fixed: The Freeze and Simple popup menus did not display customized or auto-generated track names.
Fixed: The "101 Essential Riffs and Phrases" buttons in the Practice window would not open a song when chosen.
Fixed: Turning off MME "Output always on" would not take effect until exiting Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: "C13#11", "C13#5#9#11", and "C13sus#5#9#11" were each list twice in the chord builder.
Fixed: Drag and drop from the drums track would not work if the track contained a RealTrack, and "Use VSTi/DXi Synth" is disabled in the MIDI/Audio Drivers Setup dialog.
Fixed: "Select Hi-Q MIDI Synth Patch" was not an available menu item for the Drums track.
Fixed: When choosing "Select Hi-Q MIDI Synth Patch" a warning flash message would be displayed if SampleTank is not installed.
Fixed: After done editing text in the Bar Lyrics layer, the Section Text layer, or editing a chord (eg using CTRL+F2), the application would lose focus and not allow chord entry. This might also cause a "ding!" to be heard.
Fixed: The width/height of print preview and save to jpg is preserved, and ratio checkbox added.
Fixed: The bar numbers are now drawn below the staff in the case of printout or LS displaying a single clef bass track.

384276

Posted at 12:30 PM

December 16, 2016 User Showcase Soung - Girl You're Just A Mess

This is the Voltage Style featuring Shannon Forrest on drums.
I added 586 Background Blues Harmonica and my guitar parts.
(had stopped writing for awhile, couldn't resist this groove)

384263

Posted at 11:42 AM

December 16, 2016 NEW - Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series for Windows & Mac!

Anyone familiar with our RealTracks will recognize the name Quinn Bachand! His RealTracks collection includes the Celtic guitar, Bodhran, Irish Bouzouki, and banjo!

Quinn has not only mastered Celtic guitar (he did so at a very young age), he is also an expert on jazz and gypsy guitar! Quinn is a great teacher, and knows all the theory and terminology to describe what he is teaching. These videos included in the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series are highly recommended. There are 3 volumes, each one hour long. Quinn cover techniques, chord theory, voicings and walks you through 17 "must-know" tunes. This is for the intermediate-advanced guitarist, and covers Celtic guitar styles (some folk and old-time covered as well).

We're offering all three volumes for the special price of $29 until December 31st! (reg: $49)

Learn more & order it for Windows here.

Learn more & order it for Mac here.

Watch the trailer: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=aNe-illEYf0

384258

Posted at 11:40 AM

December 15, 2016 Get Your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Order Before Christmas!

If you haven't ordered your Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Windows yet, and are hoping to get it in time for Christmas - it's not too late!

For Express Shipping only:
United States and Canada: Orders must be placed before 1:00 pm Pacific time on December 22nd.
Outside of North America: Orders must be placed before 1:00 pm Pacific time on December 20th.

Due to the additional shipments that postal services worldwide process this time of year, we can no longer guarantee that shipments placed with a Mail Delivery option will arrive in time for Christmas.

Of course, you can always order online anytime at www.pgmusic.com and be downloading most products within minutes!

384034

Posted at 02:30 PM

December 15, 2016 User Showcase Song - Last Christmas Eve Night

I wrote this 1991/92 when my son was 7 0r 8 and he was exited for Xmas. I had seen him in his school concert singing carols. he really put his heart and soul into the singing (haha) ; and he was now trying the "can I have just one, Dad" trick before he went to bed.
When he had finally gone, and the wife was checking the wine was worth drinking, I wrote the tune, the words were honed over the following months! Didn't sound a bit like this version, tho.

RealTracks in style: 578:Harmonica, Background Blues BB Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2548:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkSorrow Ev16 090 x 2
RealDrums in Song: SpoonsTradPolka: a: Spoons b: SpoonsTradPolka
Loop124bpm Shaker 16ths 1 bar 1 mod 1/2 time
RealDrums in Song: BossaRockPerc^8-Perc,Brus

381750

Posted at 11:56 AM

December 15, 2016 NEW Songwriting Forum!

We've just launched a new Songwriting Forum intended for discussions, tips-and-tricks, sharing resources, and posting questions about songwriting!

Get the conversation started when you log in to your forum account and post about songwriting here!

383227

Posted at 09:18 AM

December 14, 2016 User Showcase Song - Sweet As Sugar

This is a piece I worked up this weekend. I worked up a chord progression and worked up a melody that would fit the Crooner backup RealTracks that I used. This is the result with me recording the lead Clarinet part.

381794

Posted at 01:20 PM

December 14, 2016 RealTracks Patch Update Available!

If you've purchased any of the new RealTracks Sets 254-277 we released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017, we have a patch update available!

Learn more and download here.

Summary of changes (Dec 13, 2016):

Fixed: Some incorrect set numbers listed in RealDrums and RealTracks Picker.
Fixed: Some incorrectly named RealTracks Demos folders.
Added: Missing Shots and Holds files.
Fixed: Many of the song demos from the sets of 202 New RealTracks (also _CASUALE from the "Rediscovered" bonus), have been updated to add missing memos and to fix some problems with chord progressions.
Fixed: Many style demos have been improved with memos to describe the style and song.
Fixed: Several songs demos are fixed to remove unneeded frozen tracks.
Fixed: _BYNIGHT, _GOGETER, _SONGBRD and _THOUGHT song-generation issues.

Note: A separate 'Audiophile' edition patch is not required.

383153

Posted at 01:17 PM

December 14, 2016 NEW Video - Get To Know the 202 new RealTracks Released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows

Check out our latest video which includes a content summary of the 202 just-released RealTracks included in RealTracks Sets 254-277 (plus a RealTrack Style demo for each set)!

View the video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=N4EArCV0iks

Information and demo files are also available at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.202newrealtracks.htm

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Posted at 10:45 AM

December 13, 2016 202 NEW RealTracks Released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

We recently released 202 new RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 & RealBand 2017 with great new Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Country, and World styles!

To listen to all the demos of these great new RealTracks & RealDrums, visit: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.202newrealtracks.htm.
You can also see the detailed list when you visit this forum post created by Peter Gannon.

All 202 new RealTracks Released with Sets 254-277 are included in any Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows PlusPAK upgrade, UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition purchase.

On top of these 202 new RealTracks, there are 24 additional BONUS RealTracks available exclusively in the 49-PAK. These include Mexican Norteno and Mariachi, Brent Mason Soloists and Simple Soloists, 12-Key Jazz Guitar Comping with Oliver Gannon, 12-Key Country Pedal Steel from Eddy Dunlap, Punk Drums, Mike Rojas Organ & Piano Country Rock... and more! Listen to demos of these RealTracks on our Bonus PAKs page: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2017.htm.

Just looking for 1-2 sets? Purchase them individually here. We also sell RealPAKs separated by genre:
Jazz RealPAKs
Rock-Pop RealPAKs
Country RealPAKs

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Posted at 01:09 PM

December 13, 2016 The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special is Back!

We've relaunched our Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac special... just in time for the holidays!

During our special 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 2016 49-PAK to receive ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 2 Artist Video Performances, 8 MIDI SuperTracks, and 15 Instrumental Studies... but only until December 31, 2016!

To learn more about the 2016 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

We've also released 161 NEW Xtra Styles with the All Xtra Styles PAK 2 for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Bluegrass & World! Purchase these by genre, or get them all for the special price of only $29 (reg: $49). www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=mac

Note: this is for Band-in-a-Box® version 2016.

382130

Posted at 08:44 AM

December 13, 2016 User Showcase Song - Colorado Cowboy Christmas

Well now...this was fun. First song with BIAB 2017.
Merry Christmas everybody!


****** Song Summary *************
Title: Colorado Cowboy Christmas
File:ColoradoCowboyXmas.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 160, Length (m:s)=2:33
No intro. 100 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 100. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _CSWNGMD.STY (Country Swing Medium-Fast(140RS))

RealTracks in style: ~~540:Bass, Electric, Pop Sw 165
RealTracks in style: ~~373:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 165
RealTracks in style: ~974:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanA-B Sw 140
RealTracks in style: ~977:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingGrittyA-B Sw 140
RealDrums in style: NashvilleSwing8^3-a:Snare, OpenHat , b:Snare, Ride
*******************

381599

Posted at 07:47 AM

December 12, 2016 NEW! 2017 49-PAK Video for Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

During our December Special you can add a 49-PAK to your Band-in-a-Box purchase for just $49!

The 49-PAK includes ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 Instrumental Studies, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, and 59 Re-discovered RealStyles & MIDI SuperTracks.
NOTE: These Add-ons are not included in any other package.

Learn more and listen to some samples of the included RealStyles when you check out this video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=KKfsZyV7VLw

381345

Posted at 09:13 AM

December 12, 2016 User Showcase Song - Reindeer Rider

This is my holiday greeting song, expressing the excitement and restlessness of children. RetroPop realdrum and the guitar soloist are the highlight instruments, gifts of BIAB, that really make you dance around the Christmas tree. Warning: do not expect a traditional peaceful tune smile Merry Christmas to PG Music and all BIAB users around the world, hold on to your saddle and enjoy the ride smile

RealDrums: RetroPop, SynthDrumsBubblegum

Realtracks:

Acoustic Piano #1007
Bass Synth #1739, #2578
Electric guitar #639, #642, #661, #2584
Electric guitar soloist #1261 DI + Amplitube
Horn Section #2292
String Quartet #2507

MIDI instruments:

Strings (drandr2.sty) VST: IO
Melody Chimes VST: COMB

Vocals: Shevannai, Vocaloid Ruby

Sound effects: bell, percussion

381660

Posted at 08:52 AM

December 09, 2016 Bonus PAKs Available with Band-in-a-Box® 2017!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows during the month of December and we'll include a FREE Bonus PAK that includes 4 MIDI SuperTracks & 4 Instrumental Studies!

4 MIDI SuperTracks:
Accordion, Rhythm GypsyJazzCompCory Sw 220
Piano, Rhythm SoulJazzMike Ev 130
Piano, Rhythm BluesShuffleMike Sw 130
Organ, Rhythm BluesShuffleMike Sw 130

4 Instrumental Studies:
Bass, Electric\Funk\Soul Funk, Sw 120
Guitar, Electric\Blues and Rock\Punk Rock Soloist, Ev 165
Guitar, Acoustic\Folk\2-part Fingerpicking, Ev16 075
Piano, Acoustic\Country\Bent Note Rhythm, Sw 110

Choose to upgrade this to a 49-PAK and you'll receive NEW Add-ons that are not included in any other package! There are 24 additional UNRELEASED RealTracks, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, 18 Instrumental Studies, and 59 Re-Discovered Styles (36 RealTracks Styles & 23 MIDI SuperTracks Styles) - all for just $49!

Learn more about the Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK & listen to audio demos here.

Note: the $49 Program Update does not include a FREE Bonus PAK.

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Posted at 09:33 AM

December 09, 2016 User Showcase Song - Seasons Greetings

We know, we know.....
This is kinda cliché, but we needed a good backing track for our upcoming Christmas gig and we couldn't find a good karaoke tape.
Luckily there was BiaB smile
We quickly generated the backing track (20 minutes).
And decided to post it as our Christmas greetings.
The second verse may not sound too familiar to you, that's because it's in Dutch laugh
Best wishes to you all!

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Posted at 09:21 AM

December 09, 2016 Henry Hartman Video Testimonial!

Check out the latest Video Testimonial we received from Band-in-a-Box® User Henry Hartman - click here to watch.

Interested in creating your own Video Testimonial? Review the details here - if you submit a video of your own, we will give you a Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK!

All of the submitted videos can be reviewed at www.pgmusic.com/videotestimonials.php

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Posted at 09:11 AM

December 08, 2016 $0 Down Easy Installments Option!

When you purchase from us directly - over the phone, or on www.pgmusic.com - you have an option to choose our $0 Down Easy Installments payment plan!

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!

This option will be offered during the checkout process. Ordering over the phone? Mention this payment option and our Customer Service Team will arrange this for you!

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Posted at 02:29 PM

December 08, 2016 New Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®!

With the Band-in-a-Box® 2017 release, we also released more Xtra Styles PAKs!

We're even offering special pricing on purchasing these until December 31st!

Xtra Styles PAK 2 for Band-in-a-Box®:
Over 160 professionally mixed RealStyles in 4 volumes: Rock-Pop 2, Jazz 2, Country 2, and Bluegrass and World 2, $15 each. Get the All Xtra Styles PAK 2 (4 volumes) for only $29 (reg. $49).

Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box®:
Over 160 professionally mixed RealStyles in 4 volumes: Rock-Pop 1, Jazz 1, Country 1, and Singer/Songwriter 1, $15 each. Get the All Xtra Styles PAK 1 (4 volumes) for only $29 (reg. $49).

Want them all? The All Xtra Styles PAK 1 & 2 Bundle is the package for you with ALL 8 volumes (325 RealStyles) for the special price of only $49 (reg. $98)!
Includes: Includes all 325 RealStyles from PAKs 1 (released summer 2016) AND 2 (released December 2016), for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, Singer/Songwriter, and Bluegrass & World.

All of the Xtra Styles in Volumes 1 & 2 work with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition with a 2016 49-PAK.

Listen to all the Xtra Styles demos here.

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Posted at 02:08 PM

December 08, 2016 User Showcase Song - Clint's Mandolin

Vocal: Janice - Rhodes NT1 mic, Scarlett 212 USB interface and Logic Pro X
Bass (1953 upright Kay): Bud - MXL mic, Scarlett 212 USB interface and Logic Pro X
Guitar rhythm: RT 598 - I comped in the Lester Flatt G run throughout the song keeping with the style.
Mandolin rhythm: RT 599
Mandolin solo : RT 820 - fills and solos were comped from multiple generations
Banjo rhythm: RT 590
Banjo solo: RT 591 - fills and solos were comped from multiple generations

Logic Pro X/Nectar 2/Alloy2/Ozone 7 and various effects from Logic.
Thanks to PG Music, floyd jane and Tom Adams

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Posted at 01:40 PM

December 07, 2016 User Showcase Song - Starting to Live

I would like to share a track I just finished that talks about new beginnings. I am so amazed how BIAB always has something I can go to that gets the creative ball rolling. I hope you like it. Torrey

BIAB
Drums-Jazz Funk Pop
Bass-1418 Southern Rock EV85
Piano-2194 Electric Vintage Cool Jazz Pop
Guitar-1403 Electric Rhythm Soul Warm Held
Guitar-1029 12 String Electric fingerpicking
Guitar-1945 Acoustic Groovin' Folk
Strings-2058 Celtic Air

Me
Vocals
Synths
Percussion
Acoustic Guitar Lead and Rhythm

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Posted at 09:27 AM

December 07, 2016 Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows was released on December 1st, and we've already received some great feedback!

Here's what users are saying...

"Coolest program around! In my opinion, the sound of the music is much improved with the 2017 upgrade!"
"Every one of the new RealTracks sounds fantastic. It is amazing 'the heights' to where PG Music has taken BIAB."
"Natural Arrangements Feature: Whatever magic this does, I'm hearing better voice leading in the guitar and piano on my Bossa Nova song with advanced extensions. I'm really liking this!"
"What a sensational spread. Most impressive. Thank you!"
"Love the dual layer chord view! How great is that. I like being able to see two alternative notations together (especially Nashville and standard notations)!"
"These RealTracks are an incredible achievement. Like the others above me, 'Wow' was the first thing that sprang to mind!"
"Receiving my installation on a flash drive is perfect!"
"I am impressed with the new RealTracks, to say the least!!! Can't wait to get creative with this excellence!!!!"
"I like what I am hearing!!! Awesome stuff, PG Music!"
"The new RealTracks are stupendous!"
"I just installed 2017 for Windows and and while it took a few minutes to become familiar with it. The end result is a MUCH more usable application UI. It looks like someone spent some serious time re-thinking how a UI should operate for BiaB and did an awesome job on the re-design."
"The first few demo's I played with only 2017 RealTracks... WOW, Felt almost like being 12 again. Absolutely incredible marriages and sounds to hear."

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Posted at 08:00 AM

December 06, 2016 Announcing RealBand 2017!

There are 50+ New Features added to the just-released RealBand 2017!

RealBand is included with all Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows packages. Purchase your upgrade here!

Some of these great new features include:

RealTracks have been enhanced with better tempo stretching and pitch shifting (Elastique 3), better phrase transitions, Natural Arrangements option for more natural playing, faster opening of the RealTracks Picker, better tempo swapping, demo volume control, and more!

The media player control now has a volume control in various dialogs like RealTracks, RealDrums, Loops, and UserTracks Picker. If the demos are too loud/soft relative to your other music, you can independently control this.

sforzando SFZ synth has been added!

Tempo pitch shifting and tempo stretching has been greatly enhanced with the integration of the newest version of the world-leading Elastique 3.

12-Key RealTracks and Hi-Q Guitar RealCharts on tab/notation are included.

VST Tempo Sync has been enhanced for plugins like Addictive Drums, Rapid Composer, EZ drummer, and Jamstix.

...and more! To see the complete list of new features, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm, scroll down, and click on the RealBand 2017 tab.

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Posted at 11:16 AM

December 06, 2016 Band-in-a-Box®... on a USB Flash Drive!

We've just rolled out a new way to receive any Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase (either First-time or Upgrade)... Now you can choose to have your installation files shipped to you on a USB Flash Drive instead of DVDs!

That's right.... for just $10 more, you'll receive a 32 GB USB Flash Drive that conveniently includes all the installation files for your purchase - we'll even throw in a free Band-in-a-Box® keychain with your Flash Drive order!

Learn more...

When placing your order online, the shopping cart will prompt you to select this option before you enter your payment information. Ordering over the phone? Just mention this preferred method for delivery type!

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Posted at 09:20 AM

December 06, 2016 User Showcase Song - A Bike Ride in the Fog

Style: _JAZMDHQ.STY (MedJazzSwTrio HalfQrtBasso)

Drums: JazzBrushes: a: Brushes Swirling b: Brushes Busier
Double bass: 2125:Basso,Ac,Jz HalfQrter Sw110

Me
Dexibell S3 Digital Piano (Ivory Vst)
Mixed with Reaper

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Posted at 08:40 AM

December 05, 2016 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® and RealBand 2017 for Windows are here with over 80 NEW features and enhancements, 202 NEW RealTracks, 34 MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, 24 available "Bonus" RealTracks (during the December special), and more!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows has over 80 exciting new features and enhancements! The main screen GUI has been redesigned with many requested improvements, including a new, smaller footprint, configurable toolbars, and more. RealTracks sound better than ever with improved stretching and transposition quality (Elastique 3), better phrase transitions, and Natural Arrangements. We have added new "Woodshedding" RealTracks called 12-Key Guitar RealTracks from Brent Mason played in 12 keys with Hi-Q (precise) Tab/Notation which is ideal for studying and learning. There are many RealDrums enhancements including Half/Double/Triple time, Multiple Drum/Percussion/Loops on one drum track, and more. There is a dedicated Song Titles Browser with metadata info on over 8,000 popular songs. UserTracks enhancements include Half/Double/Triple time, rests, 3/4 waltz support, and more. We've added a new VST Synthesizer (sforzando SFZ Synth) with support for the popular .SFZ sound format, as well as PG Music's Hi-Q sounds, and more! Click here to read about all the new features!

Plus, Until December 31st, 2016, SAVE on most upgrade packages and receive a Free Bonus PAK of Add-ons that includes 4 MIDI SuperTracks & 4 Instrumental Studies! Or upgrade to the 49-PAK and get ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, 18 Instrumental Studies, and 59 re-discovered RealStyles & MIDI SuperTracks! Learn More...

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

Watch the new features video...

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Posted at 02:22 PM

December 05, 2016 NEW! Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand!

Ever wanted to learn how to play Celtic Guitar from a pro? Try out our just-released program, the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand!

If you're familiar with Band-in-a-Box & RealTracks, you may have already heard Quinn playing along with your song - his contributions include the Celtic guitar, Bodhran, Irish Bouzouki, and banjo.

Click here to watch the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series [Trailer]!

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Posted at 01:58 PM

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