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January 31, 2017 Enhanced StylePicker in RealBand 2017!

In RealBand 2017, the StylePicker has been enhanced with User Categories, prototype style, custom memo, sort display, action button, instrument summary, loops/UserTracks display, and more!

Plus, now finding a style in feel of one of your favorite songs is easy with the Song Titles Browser that has been added!

Learn more about all the new features in RealBand 2017 when you visit www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm#rb2017

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Posted at 02:15 PM

January 31, 2017 #TipTuesday - Multiple Drum Parts & More on The Same Track in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

Did you know...

You can put multiple drum parts, percussion, loops, and even RealTracks on the same Drums track with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows! To do this, click on the Drums track button and go to Multi-Drums | Edit-Multi Drums for this song.

Have you tried this new feature yet? Let's hear it!

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Posted at 12:57 PM

January 31, 2017 User Showcase Song - Black Leather Jacket

Hi, here's the latest. A jazz-Funk-Fusion type of tune. Black Leather Jacket
Style is MARCUSM.STY (Marcus M (Fusion))
Style MIDI Instruments are : Slap Bass 1 (37), Chiff Lead (84),
RealTracks in song: ~1436:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkGroovinMute Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: 2621:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Swing16WahWah Sw16 085
RealTracks in song: ~1068:Trumpet, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: 1062:Sax, Tenor, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)(EZDrummer)
The rest is all midi with Ketron SD2

Enjoy!

Mike B.

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Posted at 12:42 PM

January 30, 2017 New Chord Theory Feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

One of the newest features added in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 is the "Chord Theory" section.

Learn more about this feature when you jump to the explanation in our New Features Video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=o60HpFwFsOM&t=1133

The Chord Theory section is a fun, interactive way to enter & explore chord progressions, and learn music chord theory at the same time! It displays & suggests chords that are most popular in the current key. The top row is diatonic chords. Other rows add additional chords that are part of the key, such as Dominant 7th approach, Slash Chords, Parallel Minor, Diminished, and more. This allows you to quickly enter chords by clicking on the most common chords in the key. For example, if you stick to the top row (diatonic), the chord progression will be a typical song progression. Choosing from additional row will add variation and color to the progression.

Have you tried this new feature out? Let us know what you think!

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Posted at 02:25 PM

January 30, 2017 User Music Video - Lift Me Up

Forum User BlueAttitude (a recent User Showcase Award Winner!) has shared the latest music video for the catchy tune Lift Me Up, a song him and his songwriter have recently completed!

It's a great song... make sure you take the 2:18 needed to check it out!

Click here & enjoy!

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Posted at 02:13 PM

January 30, 2017 User Showcase Song - All Blues

My tribute to Miles Davis - All blues (funky version)

I tried to disassemble and reassemble the jazz standard "All Blues" by Miles Davis.
It came out a tune in 4/4 (the original was in 6/8) in funky style.

The band:
_JZFNKAS.STY (JazzFunkGroovin &AltoSolo):
RealTracks in style: ~1433:Basso, Elettrico JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: ~1437:Piano, Elettrico, Ritmico JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: ~1435:Chitarra, Elettrica, Ritmica JazzFunkGroovinChords Ev16 110
RealTracks in style: ~1441:Sax, Alto, Solista JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
RealDrums in stile: JazzFunkGroovin^1-a:HHSdStk, b:HHSnr

ZZFUNK.STY (during the drums solo)
RT628_Basso,El,FunkPizzSlap Ev100_0 (during the bass solo)

I play the electric piano solo (Dexibell S3)


I hope you enjoy it.

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Posted at 10:07 AM

January 27, 2017 Receive Your Band-in-a-Box® Installation Files on a Flash Drive!

This past December we started offering a new way to receive any Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase (either First-time or Upgrade)... you can choose to have your installation files shipped to you on a USB Flash Drive instead of DVDs!

We've extended this option to include ANY of the PG Music Inc. software that would normally ship on DVD!

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 02:36 PM

January 27, 2017 User Showcase Song - Yesterday Again

I "borrowed" the chord progression from the Beatles' "Yesterday" and added a new melody line.

I thought that I had posted this already but maybe not. It's not listed in my tunes on User Showcase.

Donny

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Posted at 12:46 PM

January 26, 2017 Blog Entry - Creating Backing Tracks with Band-in-a-Box and RealTracks

Band-in-a-Box user Joanne Cooper has created a great blog post titled The easy way to create a backing track from a midi file using RealTracks and Band-in-a-Box - make sure you check it out!

Have you created a Band-in-a-Box tutorial you'd like to share? Feel free to post it to our Forum, or contact the Marketing Team with your request: marketing@pgmusic.com

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Posted at 02:48 PM

January 25, 2017 User Showcase Song - More Than Ever

This is intended to be an energetic romp through a traditional love song theme, let me know what you think.

lyrics by R.W. Davis, vocals and guitar breaks by Dusty Hughes

The BiaB backing track is _CTROCK_12.STY. Style A on the verse, B on the chorus.

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Posted at 08:59 AM

January 25, 2017 The 2016 User Showcase Awards!

Over the past year (2016), we've had over 1,080 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase. Wow! Now there are over 5,000 songs in the User Showcase Forum!

We'd like to thank and recognize these amazing contributions that people have made. So, we have announced the "Top 40" User Showcase Awards... to the top 41 contributors of 2016 – and each of them will receive a free Band-in-a-Box 2017 EverythingPAK for Windows (including the 2017 49-PAK!).

Click here to review the winners list.

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Posted at 08:50 AM

January 24, 2017 The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 49-PAK for Windows - It's Still Here!

Thought you missed your chance to order the 2017 49-PAK for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows? Good news - it's still available!

All First-time & regular-price Upgrade purchases of the Band-in-a-Box® 2017 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition include the 49-PAK - Pro, MegaPAK, and PlusPAK customers can add it to their purchase for just $49! www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

Learn more about what is in the 2017 49-PAK: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.49pak.htm

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Posted at 01:45 PM

January 24, 2017 User Find - Create Your Own Virtual Instruments with SFZ Files

Our Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production Forum is a great place to discuss methods & gear for making music!

Recently, forum user pghboemike shared the article Create Your Own Virtual Instruments with SFZ Files BY CRAIG ANDERTON - great timing, since we added a new VST Synthesizer, with support for popular .SFZ sound format to Band-in-a-Box® (for both Windows & Mac)!

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Posted at 01:18 PM

January 24, 2017 User Showcase Song - Two Hearts

With your indulgence, another little Anniversary song!

Two Hearts
©2012 Robert Randall Burke

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Posted at 01:08 PM

January 23, 2017 YouTube Find - User Created Band-in-a-Box® Composition

Looking over a weekly posting of YouTube songs with Band-in-a-Box®, it was hard to choose one to post here on our Forum!

We finally chose this one, shared by Jerome Weaver - and we really enjoyed listening to it! Click here to listen/watch it now!

We also came across a great video for a Mr. Sandman cover that made us smile...

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Posted at 09:39 AM

January 23, 2017 User Showcase Song - It's Natural

Hi here's a personal song in an Americana vein. Hope you like it! Comments and constructive criticism most welcome.

Style is _ACCNTRY.STY
RealTracks in style: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~~369:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 065

Mixed in Logic Pro X with the addition of several instruments and 'mastered' using Izotope Ozone.

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Posted at 09:28 AM

January 23, 2017 RealTracks Update for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Available!

If you are a Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows user, make sure you install the latest RealTracks update, available here.

This patch update includes:
-Added: Additional missing Shots and Holds files 324 and 340-350.
-Added: All missing 'RealDrums Demos Audio' files for RealDrums.
-Added: Solo and band audition demos for all MIDI SuperTracks.
-Improved: Decibal offsets fine-tuned for most of the new (2017) RealStyles, and RealDrums.
-Improved: Patch assignments for MIDI SuperTracks Styles.
-Fixed: _C34PNRT.STY was playing in 4/4 time instead of the intended.
-Fixed: Audition demos for some piano and organ RealTracks were not playing properly.
-Fixed: Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Rhythm) and Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Soloist) both had issues with endings and the simple variation.
-Fixed: Problem with TambourineCelticEv16.
-Fixed: RealTrack Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka Ev16 100 was playing endings as regular chords.
-Fixed: Third variation for TambourineShuffle[single]^ and PercValsCriollo^ not working correctly.
-Fixed: Wrong audio demo was playing for Horn Section, Background CroonerBossa10-Part Ev 110.

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Posted at 09:23 AM

January 20, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® Live Demonstrations at The NAMM Show!

If you're attending The 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim (January 19-22, 2017), make sure you stop by the PG Music Booth... We're located in Hall E - Booth 1054.

We'll be providing detailed Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows demonstrations & scheduled performances by RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo!

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Posted at 10:28 AM

January 20, 2017 Watch Cory Pesaturo's NAMM Performance!

We "went live" on Facebook yesterday to cover Cory's performance at our NAMM booth (1074).

Not on Facebook? We've added the video to our YouTube page too!

Click here to watch Cory's performance!

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Posted at 09:32 AM

January 20, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Sky Always Above Us

This is my second post of this year. Country Rock!
Comments encouraged.
Have at it.

Title: いつでも空が(Translation: The Sky Always Above Us)
Vocal: Yoko Kawajiri, my friend
Accompanied with Rock band and strings

Style is _DRVCBAL.STY
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 803:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm DrivingCountryBalladClean Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 806:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm DrivingCountryBalladDirty Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1835:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopModernGrooveGritty Ev16 075
RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Additional Piano (Steinberg The Grand) by C_PIANO.STY(MIDI), Strings (LA Scoring Strings) scored by me

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Posted at 09:07 AM

January 19, 2017 User Showcase Song - Miss You So Much

I wrote this song about the feelings I had when I had just turned 40. I had several versions earlier with a vocaloid singing, but now finally in this version a real singer, Miira. I had thought that the Vocaloid Avanna version was quite good and couldn't be much improved with a real singer, but I was totally wrong. Miira's soulful voice fits perfectly this song, her interpretation captures the mood and the harmonies she created are marvelous. I'm really glad I have found her to sing my songs.

And of course Band-in-a-box has been the best possible tool to express the musical vision I had in my mind years ago.

RealDrums: JazzFunkGroovin^1
RealTracks:
Electric Bass #1536
Synth Pad #1543
Electric Piano #1639
Electric guitar #1537, #1538, #1637, #1638
String Quartet #2335

MIDI: Orchestral Hit (?.sty), solo melody (I might have used Melodist #83 in one part)

Vocals: Miira

Mixed in Adobe Audition 2017.

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Posted at 12:53 PM

January 19, 2017 RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo NAMM Performances!

We have scheduled RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo for 2 performances every day during The NAMM Show!

If you're attending The NAMM Show this year, stop by our booth 1054 (in Hall E) to catch one of his performances:
Thursday - 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM
Friday - 11:45 AM & 3:30 PM
Satuday - 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM

Cory is a World Digital Accordion Champion & World Acoustic Accordion Champion. You'll find his RealTracks contribution in RealTracks Set 268 : Gypsy: Accordion, Piano, and Guitar. Learn more about Cory on his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

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Posted at 12:46 PM

January 18, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Red Rose

I post one of my last music, a rock song that I made using one of my favourite group of real tracks.
the title song:

The band and style:
Style is _EMOTION.STY (Emotional Rock w/ Strings )
RealTracks in style: 995:Bass,Elec, HardRockLA Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1535:Pno,Ac,Rh,PWPwrPshA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1526:GuitarElRh PowerPushAB Ev120
RealTracks in style: 2508:StringQuartet,PopSwHall 110
RealTracks in song: 1754:Fiddle,Bkgrd Pop8thsEv110Out
RealDrums in style: RockHardEven8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

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Posted at 01:55 PM

January 18, 2017 It's Time - NAMM 2017!

Peter, Catherine, Tobin, Charlie, and Gaelan are hard at work today setting up for The NAMM Show!

This year we are in Hall E, booth 1054. If you're at NAMM this year, be sure to pop by and say "Hi!" - they'd love to shake your hand!

Click here and you'll see Charlie & Gaelan finishing up the setup of our booth!

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Posted at 01:52 PM

January 18, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Build 457 Update for Windows!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Users!

The latest patch update 457 is available - this is available for download here.

Build 457 includes an updated Help File & Manual, more than 30 fixes, and 2 improvements!

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Posted at 01:45 PM

January 17, 2017 Get To Know the 12-Key Hi-Q Tab Feature - Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows

One of the new features we added with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 is the 12-Key Hi-Q Tab RealTracks. Click here to listen & watch this new feature in action!

Detailed information:
New! 12-Key "Woodshedding" RealTracks
Many people use the RealTracks feature in Band-in-a-Box® to learn how to "play like the pros." This is because you can see notation, tab, on-screen guitar, and more as you hear the music. Now we've taken this to a higher level, by providing some "12-Key" RealTracks that have been recorded in all 12 keys! In previous versions, you might decide to learn to play by studying the parts played by the RealTracks artists, and watch the notation to do so. Many people have found this a great way to learn, but it had the following issues:
-Since RealTracks were based on only 5 keys, they were transposed much of the time, which would make the guitar part unplayable for a student in some cases.
-The tab/notation was good for guitar, but lacked some precision and graphical representation of bends, pull-offs, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.

We have solved that by creating some Guitar RealTracks with recording in all 12 keys! So you can see what a pro would play over an Ab chord, and you won't see them play on a G transposed up to an Ab, and carefully transcribed notation, with correct bend/hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides... So now you (we!) students have no more excuses! You can watch and learn from the pros!

Plus, Hi-Q Guitar RealCharts are available with highly accurate and readable notation, including new graphical markings for bends, slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs! To see these in action, load in one of the 12-key Hi-Q notation RealTracks by Brent Mason. You can also enter your own guitar notation using these features. Just right click on a note to set its properties to include bends, slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.

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Posted at 08:59 AM

January 17, 2017 User Tips & Tricks - Track Categories in RealBand

Our Forum is a great place to ask your questions, share your songs, and help out other users with your own Tips & Tricks!

For example, forum user rharv posted the recent Track Categories in RB thread, where he explains the advantage of using the Track Categories within RealBand.

Check it out here.

Not a member of our Forum yet? Join the conversation when you create your own account here.

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Posted at 08:37 AM

January 17, 2017 User Showcase Song - A Girl Like You

This is a new arrangement and mix with extra overdubs, I've been trying for years to get the definitive version of this song, this may be it.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Untitled Song
File:A Girl Like You.SGU
Key=G , Tempo 126, Length (m:s)=4:57
No intro. 153 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 153. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Time signature,Volume Changes,
Style is _80SYRCK.STY (HardRockLA w/ 80s Synth)

RealTracks in song: 1522:Bass, Electric, PopPower8s Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~426:Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Rhythm)
RealTracks in song: 661:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasRockCrisp Ev 120 (A:simple)
RealTracks in style: 999:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLAFuzzyA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 649:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopRockBritHeavy Ev 120 (A:8ths)
RealTracks in song: ~1030:Guitar, 12-String Electric, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealDrums in style: RockHardLA^3-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Bell Ride

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Posted at 08:34 AM

January 16, 2017 User Showcase Song - My Daddy's Knee

A co-write with Lisa Gundling.
Because it is a song from the perspective of sisters, and it sounds funny when I sing the princess line...
I asked my sister-in-song to sing this for us.

Again, a Giant Thank You to Janice Merritt!!

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Posted at 02:35 PM

January 13, 2017 It's Almost Over - Band-in-a-Box® Special Ends January 15th!

You're running time to order your Band-in-a-Box® upgrade and save up to 50%!

Order before January 15th for great savings on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK!

Mac users - Place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm

Windows users - Place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

...or give us a call.

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Posted at 11:22 AM

January 13, 2017 User Showcase Song - Passing Through

Key=A , Tempo 70, Length (m:s)=3:54

Chord Progression taken from FLYAWAY.STY
Style is _ESCAPE.STY (Escape New Age Folk)


RealTracks in style: ~2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1542:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 1840:Synth Pad, PopModernGrooveMellow Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 1035:Banjo, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
Loop in Song: Chillout\Chillout - colours_75_drum_loop_a_minor ev16.wav
RealDrums in style: BrushesFolk16ths: a: Brushes b: Brushes Tap

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Posted at 09:56 AM

January 12, 2017 Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®... Special Ends January 15th!

There's only a few days left to purchase your Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box at discounted pricing... offers end January 15th!

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.

Listen to all the Xtra Styles demos here.

Purchase for Windows here.
Purchase for Mac here.

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

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Posted at 11:36 AM

January 12, 2017 Act Now - The Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Special Ends January 15th!

Time is running out! The Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand special pricing ends January 15th!

Order before then and save $20 when you purchase all 3 volumes for just $29 (reg $49). Individual volumes are available for $19 each.

Learn more about the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand special - choose your OS here:
Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand - Mac
Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand - Windows

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Posted at 11:33 AM

January 12, 2017 User Showcase Song - Bandaid

Just messin round with Biab, no big whoop! Just one take on lead guitar, with the World's Greatest Band!

1419 Bass 2619 Organ RD Rock Texas Drums 657 Guitar 660 Guitar 673 Organ 2634 Guitar. I'm using direct input to the computer on the lead Guitar, with these fx ................ Studio Devil Amp Hard Rock Lead w/ speaker sym 4x12 1960, Stereo Delay 600ms left 300ms right (7% Left 21% right mix), brainworx bx cleansweep V2 (Rock Guitar Solo setting)..... Reverse Delay (lightly mixed)... Spin Box (Hammond wood cab) and lots of left to right panning. The whammy parts were augmented with a slow down to produce a deeper dive, as was the ending on everything but drums. Was experimenting using rests instead of shots for the song breaks, seemed to sound more realistic to me.

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Posted at 11:18 AM

January 11, 2017 User Showcase Song - Almost New

Title for this song came from an online buy-sell site I frequent regularly. Was looking at the guitar and got chuckle out of the ad. He described his guitar as almost new. Thought the wording was cute.. Not used but almost new... :-)


Style is CLOUDS.STY (Clouds - Slow ev.8 Pop)

RealTracks in song: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1767:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: ~~689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~2265:Synth, BellPad, Rhythm 80sPopMelodic Ev 085
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)

RealDrums will be substituted :JazzEven16: a: Snare, HiHat b: Snare, Kick

Two guitars:
Gibson Les Paul DLX (P90's) First Verse
Fender Telecaster 52RI Chorus and Second Verse
Fender Telecaster 52RI Background Slide
I have started using Reaper to mix my songs. Have some EQ on the master track.

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Posted at 11:20 AM

January 10, 2017 Beginners Forum - How Sound is Routed...

Every wonder exactly how the sound in Band-in-a-Box is routed to your speakers? It's one thing to explain it in writing, but it's often easier to understand this process when you see it as a diagram.

And that's exactly what you can do when you take a look at the forum post pghboemike shared in our Beginners Forum - Click here to check it out!

Great explanation pghboemike - thank you for sharing!

Do you have a handy tip to share with Beginners to Band-in-a-Box or music tech in general? Join our forum and post to our Beginners Forum today!

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Posted at 02:05 PM

January 10, 2017 The Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Special Ends January 15th!

There's still time to order your Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac upgrade and save up to 50%!

Order before January 15th for great savings on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK! Learn more about the features in Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

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

The special pricing we are offering for the Xtra Styles PAKs and Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand end January 15th also!

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.mac.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=mac

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Posted at 02:03 PM

January 10, 2017 The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Special Ends January 15th!

There's still time to order your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows upgrade and save up to 50%!

Order before January 15th for great savings on most upgrade packages and a Free Bonus PAK!

Learn more about what's new in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm. When you're ready, place your order online at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm or give us a call.

The special pricing we are offering for the Xtra Styles PAKs and Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand end January 15th also!

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

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Posted at 02:01 PM

January 09, 2017 Submit Your Video Testimonial Today!

Want to share with others how much you love Band-in-a-Box? You should create a Video Testimonial and send it to us, just like these other users did!

Submit your video, and when we use it on our website (and YouTube page) we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK! Click here to learn more.

Check out the Video Testimonials we've received so far: www.pgmusic.com/videotestimonials.php

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Posted at 01:55 PM

January 09, 2017 Exciting Changes to the GUI in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!

One of the many new features we're excited to share with the new 2017 version of Band-in-a-Box is the redesigned GUI!

Click here to jump to the GUI enhancements explanation in our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows New Features Video.

We have redesigned the main screen with many requested improvements, including a new, smaller footprint, configurable toolbars, a tabbed interface, the progress bar, and more. The toolbar area is now 1/3 of the previous vertical height. All of the same buttons are available through the tabbed interface. Select a toolbar on the tabs and then the button you want to use. Re-order the buttons by drag and drop. Customize your own toolbar by adding any buttons in any order. Use the floating, movable, resizable mixer. There are three modes for the toolbar:
-New, smaller, configurable toolbar with tabbed interface.
-Old, taller toolbar, with fixed on-screen mixer (useful for people with hi-res screens).
-DAW mode. This makes a small screen, always on top, useful for drag and drop of files to your favorite DAW.

There are even more additional features on the new GUI - Click here to read about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows.

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Posted at 01:33 PM

January 09, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Bamboo Flute Song

There were a couple of terrific songs about musical instruments posted last year - those songs plus my gardener`s affection for bamboo in all its forms inspired this.I tried to find real Shakuhachi flute recordings to loop but it didn`t quite work- the synth here comes quite close to the true sound at times.


Key=D , Tempo 82, Length (m:s)=4:20
8 bar intro, 77 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 85. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 167 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _MEADOWS.STY (Meadows Piano Pop with Brushes)

RealTracks in style: 1767:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: 664:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085 (A:fpick)
RealTracks in style: 665:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085 (B:Strum)
RealTracks in song: 2328:Shakuhachi, Synth, Background NewAge Ev 110
RealDrums in style: BrushesFolk16ths: a: Brushes b: Brushes Tap
percussion & nature sound loops

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Posted at 01:10 PM

January 06, 2017 User Showcase Song - Seashore at Dawn

A relaxing piece that has an "Einaudi" feel to it.

Uses the BACH BIAB style and EWQL instruments.

Produced in Reaper (I'm trying it out right now).

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Posted at 01:35 PM

January 06, 2017 YouTube Find - EWI etude with Band in a Box®

We came across this home studio performance video on YouTube... they're using the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows version & playing along with an EWI5000.

Click here to watch the video

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Posted at 11:13 AM

January 06, 2017 Add a Band-in-a-Box® Keychain to Your Order for Only $5 US!

Did you know.... for just $5 you can add your very own Band-in-a-Box® keychain to any order you place with us!

When placing an order for any item on our website, our shopping cart will offer to add this item to your shipment. You can also purchase it on its own from: www.pgmusic.com/bb_keychain.htm

This keychain is automatically supplied when you choose the $10 Flash Drive option! Add this to your order and you'll receive a 32 GB USB Flash Drive that conveniently includes all the installation files for your purchase!

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Posted at 10:59 AM

January 05, 2017 Xtra Styles PAKs - Special Offers Extended to January 15th!

In December we released more Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®... Volume 2 is now here, with 160+ new RealStyles!

We offered special pricing on purchasing these until December 31st - and we've extended this offer until January 15th!

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.

Listen to all the Xtra Styles demos here.

Purchase for Windows here.
Purchase for Mac here.

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

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Posted at 10:24 AM

January 05, 2017 User Showcase Song - May The Time Fly Away...

Hi, friends !:)) ...and a Happy New Year too !!!

Been ill over the yuletide but slowly gettin´out of the dark (hopefully)!
Li was babysitting some days away from me and so I had to write this tune down !Here are the links:

http://soundcloud.com/user-337827005/may-the-time-fly-away

http://app.box.com/s/tai66pkspwtw1whrlg1ly0yoo2hu5o4u

Style and instros:

STYLE DRM16S2.STY

Bass: 1636
Piano: 1639
Drums: Realdrums Jazzfunkfiery
Guitar: 1638
Pedal Steel: 2540
Synth Pad: 1840

Recorded with Mixcraft pro 7 on my laptop
Mic: stagg

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Posted at 08:17 AM

January 03, 2017 Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series - Sale Extended to January 15th!

New to our collection of software: the Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand!

This is a video Master Class with world-class Celtic guitarist Quinn Bachand. 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).

The Celtic Guitar Video Master Class Series with Quinn Bachand is on special until January 15th - all 3 volumes for just $29 (reg $49) here: www.pgmusic.com/celticguitarmasterclass.htm
Mac user? Click here.

(Note: If you're a Band-in-a-Box user, you're likely familiar with Quinn's playing on many of the RealTracks - including the Celtic guitar, Bodhran, Irish Bouzouki, and banjo! Listen to demos of all Quinn's RealTracks here.)

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Posted at 02:21 PM

January 03, 2017 The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Special is Extended to January 15th!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Special has been extended to January 15, 2017!

Order your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows upgrade during our special and save up to 50%! Plus, most Band-in-a-Box purchases during our special also include a Free Bonus PAK! This includes:

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

--and--

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

You can add the Bonus 49-PAK for just $49 and get ALL 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 Instrumental Studies, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, and 59 Styles for Rediscovered RealTracks/MIDI SuperTracks! (These Add-ons are not included in any other package.) Learn more about the Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK here: http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2017.htm.

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Posted at 02:09 PM

January 03, 2017 User Showcase Song - Radio Ghost

Here's something new - this is called Radio Ghost.

All BIAB Tracks:
Style: ACCFOLK.STY
518: Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev085
1757: Accordion, Rhythm Pop8ths EV 085
1761: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 085
1530: Guitar, Electric, Soloist, PopPower Ev120
1766: Mandolin, Rhythm Pop16Sync Ev 085
Drums: Real Drums-PraiseWorshipSlow16ths
Loop: Percussion Shaker 124bpm 16ths

Recorded and mixed in GarageBand.

Happy New Year and thanks for listening!

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Posted at 01:56 PM

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