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April 28, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Windows Build 463 Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 463) here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#463

Summary of changes for Version 2017 Build 463:
Added: In the PDF manual, clicking on the Bookmarks navigation pane, Table of Contents, or Index will jump to the corresponding page. (Note: To use the navigational elements, you need to open the PDF manual in Adobe Reader.)
Fixed: When associating file types with Band-in-a-Box, the user would get the success message "File types are now registered for songs..." when the process failed.
Fixed: When unassociating file types with Band-in-a-Box, the user would get the success message "File types are now NOT registered for songs..." when the process failed.
Fixed: If opening a Band-in-a-Box song from Windows explorer, and specifically choosing the "Open" command instead of "Play", playback would start anyway.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might ask to associate file in Windows Explorer even if they are already set.
Fixed: Right-clicking on a Band-in-a-Box song in explorer and selecting play would not open the song.
Fixed: Associating file types only works if the exe is named "bbw.exe".
Fixed: Various Conductor hot keys were not working.
Fixed: Some number-pad keys were not working in the song memo.
Fixed: Toggling Loop Section with the 1 key would not display a message.
Fixed: With factory settings, it appears as if "Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth" is selected in the MIDI driver setup dialog even though it is not. The user might click Cancel because it appears that the driver is already selected.
Fixed: When in the MIDI driver setup dialog, clicking on Audio Settings should connect/disconnect MIDI drivers. Eg. the user might be attempting to connect to ASIO4ALL, which often does not work with the Microsoft GS Wavetable MIDI driver.
Fixed: Some RealTracks Artist Bio's typos/omissions.

(note: This patch will update Band-in-a-Box® 2017 to Build 463 from any previous 2017 build.)

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Posted at 12:11 PM

April 28, 2017 User Showcase Song - Pain

The original mix of this song was created purely with keyboard simulating the sound of various instruments. I like the arrangement but it sound so artificial.

I bought BIAB a month ago and tried improving the mix and I really love it, given that the instruments used are real!!!

Here are the details of the track:

Guitar 1: ~~543:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 120
Guitar 2: ~~522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
String Quartet: 2335:String Quartet, Rhythm PopHall Ev 085

Vocal track was recorded using Acid Pro 7 and final mix was done using Garageband.

My inspiration in the song arrangement is Dan Fogelberg's song Longer and The Beatles' song Eleanor Rigby

I'm currently reworking on my other songs to use BIAB.

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Posted at 10:15 AM

April 28, 2017 New RealTracks Sets 254-277 - Video Demos!

Interested in a specific new RealTracks & RealDrums Set? Learn more about each new set of RealTracks and RealDrums when you check out each video - just click on a title from this list:

RealTracks Set 254: 12-key Hi-Q-Tab Brent Guitar, 12-key Eddy Pedal Steel and 12-key Mike Piano
RealTracks Set 255: Amazing Modern Pedal Steel
RealTracks Set 256: Brent Mason Nylon Guitar
RealTracks Set 257: A Taste of Peru
RealTracks Set 258: Latin America
RealTracks Set 259: Old Time and Celtic
RealTracks Set 260: Celtic Harp
RealTracks Set 261: Sounds of Hawaii
RealTracks Set 262: Great Country Drums with Shannon Forrest
RealTracks Set 263: Songwriter's Guitar and Cello Toolkit
RealTracks Set 264: Crooner Bossa Big Band!
RealTracks Set 265: Crooner Ballad Big Band!
RealTracks Set 266: Jazz & Funk Potpourri
RealTracks Set 267: More Blues: Blues with Brent and Mike
RealTracks Set 268: Gypsy: Accordion, Piano, and Guitar
RealTracks Set 269: Smooth Soul with Brent and Mike
RealTracks Set 270: Modern Pop Waltz, 8ths, & 16ths with Zane Carney
RealTracks Set 271: House and More
RealTracks Set 272: Rap and Hip Hop
RealTracks Set 273: Hard Rock Shuffle
RealTracks Set 274: Hard Rock Straight Ahead
RealTracks Set 275: Retro 60s Drums
RealTracks Set 276: Pop Percussion
RealTracks Set 277: Pop and Rock Drums with Shannon Forrest

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Posted at 07:47 AM

April 27, 2017 Video - Tony Lee Glenn's Final Version - Relic

We recently shared a video submitted by Band-in-a-Box user Tony Lee Glenn that was his detailed explanation for exporting audio from Band-in-a-Box for use in an Adobe Audition. Want to see the final product? Check out this video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=EUicsf2lyyc

Great Job Tony!

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Posted at 01:33 PM

April 27, 2017 User Showcase Song - Lake Naverone

My family and I spent a wonderful Easter weekend at Lake Naverone in the Drakensberg. I wrote this song while we were there last year but this year I got round to taking some footage and putting together a video and I don't think I ever posted it to the forum.

Tracks:
RealTracks in style: ~537:Bass, Acoustic, Pop Sw 165
RealTracks in song: 2206:Bouzouki, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
RealTracks in style: ~812:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Western Swing Sw 165
RealTracks in style: ~373:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 165
RealDrums in style: Nashville2BeatSw8^01-a:Sidestick , b:Snare, Ride
RT1614:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm DixielandFast Sw 165
RT611:Mandolin, Rhythm Fast Chop Sw 190
RT1862:Mandolin, Soloist WesternSwingAndy Sw 165

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Posted at 12:11 PM

April 27, 2017 The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac New Features Video

Learn more about all the new Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac version with this video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=iT9tXELeayM

Read more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

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Posted at 09:08 AM

April 25, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Special - Up to 50% Off for a Limited Time!

Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac with over 80 new features, 202 New RealTracks, and more!

To celebrate, we are slashing upgrade prices for a limited time! Until May 31, 2017 you can save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Upgrade!

View all the purchase options for Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm.

A summary of our special upgrade prices:
Band-in-a-Box® Pro:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $59 (reg: $69)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $69 (reg: $79)
Special 2017 Program Update from 2016: $49
**Requires Version 2016. Includes version 2017 program updates only. (No other Add-ons or Bonus PAK) **available for a limited time!**

Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $89 (reg: $149)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $99 (reg: $159)

Band-in-a-Box® PlusPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $99 (reg: $129)
(The PlusPAK is designed to upgrade 2016 UltraPlusPAK & EverythingPAK users who are downloading their upgrade or do not want to purchase a new hard drive)

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPlusPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $149 (reg: $279)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $169 (reg: $299)

Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK:
Upgrade from Version 2016: $169 (reg: $379)
Upgrade from Version 2015 or earlier or crossgrade from Windows: $189 (reg: $399)

Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition:
Upgrade from 2016 Audiophile Edition: $199 **available for a limited time!**

Learn more about the new features available in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm.

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Posted at 01:44 PM

April 25, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Girl Needs Me

Unlike my friend Eddie, who writes from personal experience, this is simply a product of my fevered imagination!

The backing started out in Realband using all RTs, but once I started looking at the vocals some of the RTs weren't doing exactly what I wanted. I moved into Powertracks to do some overdubs and ended up replacing all the RTs except one. Exactly which one remained will become obvious to anyone who listens all the way through!

For the first time in twenty years, I mixed something outside of Powertracks. I've got a copy of Harrison Mixbus 32C which I've never actually used, so I thought I'd give it a try. The verdict? Better graphics than Powertracks and it's nice to have long-throw faders, but essentially it doesn't do anything which I can't do in Powertracks.

So here it is.

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Posted at 08:27 AM

April 25, 2017 Picture - RealTracks Artists Oliver Gannon and Neil Swainson Perform!

A member of our PG Team snapped this great photo of RealTracks Artists Oliver Gannon and Neil Swainson as they shared the stage with Tony Genge and Kelby MacNayr this past Sunday for a great show put on at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC!

Click here to take a peak!
[from L to R: Tony Genge (piano), Oliver Gannon (guitar), Neil Swainson (bass), and Kelby MacNayr (drums)]

Learn more about all of the RealTracks Artists when you visit www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php.

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Posted at 08:23 AM

April 24, 2017 User Showcase Song - Another Dawn

I decided to play a little more of the instruments on this one than normal. (Piano, organ, percussion, and orchestration softsynth.) Been pretty busy lately, so hope this one comes out okay. Hope you enjoy it!

Here are the RealTracks I used...

RealTracks in song: 2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2667:Pedal Steel, Background DreamySingleNote Ev 075
RealTracks in song: 1215:Vibes, Rhythm Bossa Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2449:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085 (CustomFX)

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Posted at 08:30 AM

April 24, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac Video - Everything You Need to Know in Under 6 Minutes*

Learn more about the new Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac version when you check out our latest video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=JO9RHH29uKU

In this video you'll see the new GUI, hear the new RealTracks & RealDrums features, 12-key Guitar RealTracks with Hi-Q Tab/Notation, UserTracks enhancements, Chord Sheet enhancements, and more!

A complete list of the new features added to Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac can be viewed at www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

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Posted at 08:16 AM

April 21, 2017 User Showcase Song - YaYa Sister

In 2006 I wrote this song on a synth keyboard as an instrumental groove in 7/8 time using propellorhead’s Reason. Sometime in 2007 I added the Rap vocal story and mixed it down.

For the last couple of years I have wanted to integrate it with BIAB somehow, but it was in an odd time signature. Then a few weeks ago I had a facepalm moment “dope! change it to 4/4 you idiot!” So here it is!

Some of the higher harmony vocal parts I can’t reach anymore (yikes!) so melodyne helped me out. I have had a lot of fun working on this.


RealDrums in Song: SmoothJazzCoolSw16^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
RealTracks in style: ~903:Bass, Electric, SmoothCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: 1997:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: 2792:Horn Section, Background CroonerBallad11-Part Sw 060
RealTracks in song: 1229:Guitar, Electric, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: 1404:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Soul70sWarmA-B Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 2621:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Swing16WahWah Sw16 085
RealTracks in song: 2536:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopSw16Zane Sw16 075
RealTracks in song: ~1073:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: ~396:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Metal Ev 085

Dimension Pro Bass
Dimension Pro Piano
Reason Dreampiano

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Posted at 01:37 PM

April 21, 2017 202 New RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Audio Demos!

We've added 202 new RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Mac - that's double the 101 that we've typically released in the past!

202 REALTRACKS in 24 sets:
-- Country, Folk and World - 10 sets, 59 RTs
-- Jazz, Funk and Blues - 6 sets, 63 RTs
-- Rock and Pop - 8 sets, 79 RTs

...and 24 BONUS REALTRACKS are also available! www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2017.htm

The 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box 2017 are included in the UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, Audiophile Edition, and PlusPAK upgrade purchase options. Visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm to pick the right purchase for you.

Want the additional 24 BONUS RealTracks? Those are available when you add the 49-PAK to your Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Mac purchase! To learn more about the 49-PAK, visit www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2017.htm.
The 49-PAK can be added to your order within the shopping cart.

For a detailed list of the new RealTracks and to listen to demos, click here.

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Posted at 01:27 PM

April 20, 2017 User Showcase Song - Send Me Your Heart

It's a love melody

the band and style

Style is _HEPNO60.STY (Slow Dreamy Ballad w/ Held Elect)

RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~~2505:Piano, Electric, HeldChords 085
RealTracks in style: ~~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1879:Fiddle, Soloist CountryRob Ev 120
RealDrums in style: RockEven8: a: Snare, HiHat b: Snare busy, HiHat

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Posted at 01:02 PM

April 20, 2017 Ordering is Easy! Special Frequently Asked Questions

If you've ever asked yourself questions like:
How can I order Band-in-a-Box?
How is the program delivered?
Can I have my previous purchases shipped to me?
...etc.

We have the perfect forum post for you! Click here to read through and find your answer!

Didn't find what you were looking for? Contact us directly and we'll be happy to help!

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Posted at 12:56 PM

April 20, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac is here with over 80 NEW features and enhancements, 202 NEW RealTracks, 34 MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, 24 available "Bonus" RealTracks (until May 31st), and more!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac 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!

Plus, Until May 31st, 2017, 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/bbmac.packages.htm

Watch the new features video...

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Posted at 12:51 PM

April 18, 2017 User Trick - Add a Little Color Back to GUI

Our Forum is a great place to be! We have many rooms to post to, including the Tips & Tricks for sharing (and reading) technical tips and tricks related to our software!

Like the recent post by Pipeline, which shares his trick for adjusting the colors within the Band-in-a-Box® for Windows GUI: Click here to read the Forum post: Add a little Color Back To GUI.

Thanks Pipeline - it looks GREAT!

Have a tip of your own to share? Click here to create your forum account and join the conversation!

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Posted at 02:00 PM

April 18, 2017 User Showcase Song - All My Love

Thanks for listening and commenting and for your input!

Bass 1036 Northern Rock Ballad
Drums Nashville Even 16
Guitar 806 Driving Country Ballad Dirty
Guitar 1598 Rhythm Pop 16ths Gritty
Guitar 1596 Acoustic Strumming
Guitar 2650 Background Dreamy Pop Ballad

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Posted at 11:14 AM

April 18, 2017 The Final WINNER In Our Band-in-a-Box® Giveaway is...

Our Band-in-a-Box® Giveaway was an exciting addition to the last few weeks! Our final winner is William D. - CONGRATULATIONS!

To summarize, from March 20 - April 17 we were giving away one Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK each week... 3 winners in all!
Week 1: Doug S.
Week 2: Mike
Week 3: William D.

We hope that they all enjoy getting started with Band-in-a-Box®!

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Posted at 11:05 AM

April 17, 2017 PowerTracks Pro Audio - User Song!

Forum user rharv shared a song created within PowerTracks Pro Audio to our PowerTracks forum - be sure to listen! Click here to download this song.

Artists Notes: Recorded in PT a few years back.
Things of note I remember:
guitars/vocals/mandolin by Jeff Solvig, who came here from Chicago to lay his tracks (to a click)
Weeks later I brought Tim Dubay in to play drums. He listened to it 2 times and said "OK I'm ready".
Then played some very nice drums.

I just recorded everything and did bass and strings.

/I intentionally left extraneous talking, squeaks, etc .. thought it added something
//been digging thru old stuff lately between recording sessions, this one was fun to find

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Posted at 12:14 PM

April 17, 2017 The Latest Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows Review

"For the music student, music educator, and for the passionate musician, this is definitely a program you'll want..."
Steve Lubetkin - Jewish Community Voice

Click here to read the recently published Band-in-a-Box® review, written by Steve Lubetkin (a computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey).

Posted at 11:18 AM

April 17, 2017 User Showcase Song - Vacant Chair

This is an old song I wrote & thought only family would relate to.
Since getting up & running with BiaB I`ve rewritten and revived a few old songs and with a couple of simple changes, figured this one was ready for a wider audience.
Over the last year I`ve listened to Janice singing many different songs and enjoyed them all, but hadn`t heard her sing a really sad one. Listening to her beautiful interpretation of this has been a highlight of the year for me...and working with Bud, who suggested and processed the piano track and gave excellent feedback on the mix, a pleasure.
We hope you enjoy our collaboration!

Key=Bb , Tempo 90, Length (m:s)=4:37
2 bar intro, 98 bar chorus, from bar 3 to bar 100. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 1425 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is M_CPOPSL.STY (Slow Country Pop w/ Piano )
RT 1856 Cello
RT 2773 Harp
MIDI SuperTracks in style: 1887:Piano, Solo-Accompaniment CountryPopJohn Ev 085

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Posted at 10:48 AM

April 13, 2017 YouTube Find - Band-in-a-Box® Japanese! #TBT

Band-in-a-Box® is translated into many different languages, including Japanese. Take a look at this great video created by our Japanese Distributor! Click here to watch.

Check our their YouTube Channel for more great Band-in-a-Box videos!


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Posted at 01:54 PM

April 13, 2017 User Showcase Song - Comfort

This simple song was made as a musical comfort for a friend. Dreams and reality do not always meet, but comfort can be shared in low doses. After a long time I had a song which was perfect for RnAM to sing. And once again they did excellent work.

RealDrums: NashvillePop16

RealTracks:
Acoustic Guitar #1595, #1676
Nylon Guitar #2200
Pedal Steel #2667
Electric Bass #1036
Electric Piano #910
Sax Soprano #1061
String Quartet #2335

Vocals: RnAM

Mixed in Adobe Audition 2017. Mixing with vocals by RnAM

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Posted at 12:40 PM

April 13, 2017 User Tutorial - Band-in-a-Box® with Adobe Audition

Submitted by Band-in-a-Box user Tony Lee Glenn, this video is a detailed explanation of how Tony exports audio from Band-in-a-Box for use in an Adobe Audition multi-track mix, using his song Relic. Also explained is how Tony generates editable audio and imports into a digital audio workstation (DAW) for mixing and overdubbing additional audio. Click here to watch.

Great video Tony - thank you for sharing it!

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Posted at 12:38 PM

April 12, 2017 Enhance Online Lessons with Band-in-a-Box® Accompaniment!

Adding Band-in-a-Box® accompaniment to your video lessons sounds great!

Like the recent uploaded lesson by Troy Brenningmeyer: Click here to watch...

Great job! To see more of Troy's lessons, visit his YouTube Channel.

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Posted at 01:59 PM

April 12, 2017 Holiday Hours - Happy Easter!

Our Easter Weekend hours are:

Customer Service:
Good Friday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Saturday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Easter Sunday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Easter Monday: 6:00AM to 7:00PM PST (GMT -8) (regular hours of operation)

Technical Service:
Closed. (Will re-open Monday, April 17 at 10:00AM PST)

All of our hours and contact information list here.

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Posted at 01:47 PM

April 12, 2017 User Showcase Song - If The Sun Didn't Shine

Leon - Vocal & Lyrics
I played the guitar solos and sang a bit.

An bluesy song in a minor key about a lost love.

RealTracks in style: 2435:Bass, Electric, NewOrleansShuffle Sw 130
RealTracks in style: 2437:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm NewOrleansShuffleKevin Sw 130
RealTracks in style: 1584:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffleBrent Sw 130
RealTracks in song: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealDrums in style: NewOrleansShuffle^04-a:Kick Shuffle , b:Ride, Shuffle

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Posted at 12:53 PM

April 11, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac Patch Update (Build 157) Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac users can download the latest patch (Build 157) here.

Summary of changes for build 157 (since build 156):
Fixed: Previewing a chord (Shift+Enter) would not display notes on the mixer pianos.
Fixed: Audio recording might not work on the first take.
Fixed: When recording audio, disabling "Retain past last take" would not work.
Fixed: It was not possible to enter note-based lyrics if the Notation Window was floating.
Fixed: The VU Meters dialog would not display any activity while the Record Audio dialog was open.

Note: If you don't already have Build 143 or higher (released Oct 13 2016), there is also a plugins installer which you should download in addition to the new build. Download the MIDI and Audio Plugins installer.

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Posted at 12:51 PM

April 11, 2017 Happy National Barbershop Quartet Day!

Today is National Barbershop Quartet Day!

Did you know that we offer The Barbershop Quartet within our Multimedia Performance Series?

With 2 volumes available for just $49 each, The Barbershop Quartet includes your favorite Barbershops songs PLUS an interactive multimedia history of barbershop singing in America.

Learn more about all the great features in this program when you visit http://www.pgmusic.com/barbershopquartet.features.htm.

Click here to view the song list for The Barbershop Quartet Volumes 1 & 2.

406757

Posted at 09:01 AM

April 11, 2017 User Showcase Song - 2 Week Old Biskit

She had a 2 week old biscuit, on the floor of her car
A bent Pepsi can, an old scratch off card
Paint on the seat covers, everthang had it's scar.
Half eaten breakfast, and a magical jar...

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Posted at 08:30 AM

April 10, 2017 The Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Medley Maker

The Medley Maker feature is perfect for creating your own medley of Band-in-a-Box songs!

Within Band-in-a-Box, click on the [Song Form] button within toolbar, and choose Medley Maker from the menu (or choose File | Import | Medley Maker).

From there, just add your songs and press [Make Medley NOW].

Learn more about this feature when you check out our Band-in-a-Box 2008 New Features video.

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Posted at 01:59 PM

April 10, 2017 User Find - Woodshedding: Three-Way Path to Improvising

Our forum is a great place to connect with other PG Music product users!

A recent post to our Woodshedding - Learn to Play! forum shares a great video called Three-Way Path to Improvising - be sure to check it out!

406151

Posted at 01:23 PM

April 10, 2017 User Showcase Song - I Want My Blues to Rock

I want my Blues to Rock is a wish I have of being able to play guitar like many of you guys.
This 'Rocky' little number has many 'Bluesy' related words, can you spot them? do you know what they relate to?
Key=E , Tempo 120,
Style is =KEEFR.STY (Rocking Mid Tempo Blues)
RealTracks in style: ~388:Bass, Electric, Metal Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~496:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm StoneZ Honky 1 Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~502:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm StoneZ Honky 2 Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: RockHardKick^01-a:Closed Hat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare
There is a bit of harmonica througout
RT 1733 and Brent solo 1171 with variation.

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Posted at 10:26 AM

April 07, 2017 RealBand 2017 Build 7 Update Available!

There's a new RealBand 2017 patch update available for downloaded here: www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2017_7

Note: This is considered to be a beta update because it is new.

Summary of Changes for 2017 Build 7 (April 6, 2017):

Fixed: Potential access violation during ASIO playback.
Fixed: Always On ASIO is now automatically restarted after suspend to prevent issues with it not working properly afterward.
Fixed: Title of the program sometimes changed to "file converter" after importing a WAV file. This would be noticeable in the Windows Task Bar, or when alt-tabbing, etc.
Fixed: Errors when recording multiple tracks at once with build 6.

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Posted at 11:11 AM

April 06, 2017 #TBT Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows NAMM Demonstration

Time to take a look back to January 2013... a snapshot of Peter Gannon's Band-in-a-Box Demonstration of Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Windows: Click here for image.

Read the New Features list for Band-in-a-Box® 2013 for Windows: www.pgmusic.com/pdfs/bbwin_version_2013.pdf

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Posted at 02:13 PM

April 06, 2017 User Video - Circling The Drain

Forum user Rob Buford has shared a great video for his song Circling The Drain - Click here to join the conversation!

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Posted at 12:01 PM

April 06, 2017 User Showcase Song - Little Bird You're So Fly

Here's a new song about some modern day anxieties - LOL! This is called Little Bird You're So Fly.

All BIAB Tracks:
Style: THICKET.STY
1434: Bass, Electric, JazzFunkPoppy Ev16 110
691: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming AcRockBright Ev 120
1119: Guitar, Acoustic, 12-String Strumming Ev 120
2445: Guitar, Baritone Electric, Background (Custom FX)
RealDrums: NashvilleEven a:Snare, HiHat Ev16
Nectar Patch: Folk Reinforcement
Recorded and mixed in GarageBand

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Posted at 10:51 AM

April 05, 2017 The OmniPAK Puts It All Together!

Can't get enough of our software? Check out our OmniPAK purchase option!

Our OmniPAK ships pre-installed on a hard drive, and includes the Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK with ALL the RealTracks, RealDrums and Styles Sets, PowerTracks Pro Audio, the entire Pianist Series, the entire Multimedia Performance Series, and much more! We even offer an OmniPAK Audiophile Edition!

Learn more: www.pgmusic.com/omnipak.htm

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Posted at 02:29 PM

April 05, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® for Mac - Beta Testers Wanted!

We're looking for current users of Band-in-a-Box® for Macintosh to help us test some of our latest features.

Requirements to be a Beta Tester:
-Current user of Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Macintosh.
-Member of the PG Music forums.
-Available to spend the time required for testing.
-Broadband internet connection recommended.

If you are interested, click here to learn more and fill out the form. Make sure to include your name, forum display name, and email address.

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Posted at 01:47 PM

April 05, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Dash

This is the first and very likely the last time I write a song about a punctuation mark! I appreciate any and all comments. Tom

RealTracks in style: 691:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming AcRockBright Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2541:Pedal Steel, Background ModernPopCountry Ev 110
RealTracks in song: ~2494:Piano, Acoustic, HeldChords 120
Royalty Free Loops, Multitrack Instrument and Song Files and Multitrack Drums from Drums on Demand

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tom Adams

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Posted at 10:50 AM

April 04, 2017 RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson Vermont Dates

John Jorgenson and his quintet will be performing in Vermont from April 6-9! As part of the Vermont Creative Schools Initiative, all of their shows will feature contributions from their students - how great is that?!?!

Learn more about this event here.

Listen to demos of John's RealTracks contribution when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

405333

Posted at 02:08 PM

April 04, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® Version 2016 for Mac Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac users can download the latest patch (Build 156) here.

Patch summary:
Added: In the PDF manual, clicking on the Bookmarks navigation pane, Table of Contents, or Index will jump to the corresponding page. (Note: To use the navigational elements, you need to open the PDF manual in Adobe Reader.)
Fixed: Some modal dialogs do not allow copy/cut/paste of text (eg. the Song Memo dialog).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash while booting up if Amplitube 3 is installed. This is likely to happen after upgrading to macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Fixed: The Plugins dialog would list MIDI plugins for tracks that contained RealCharts. All 4 plugin slots should only list audio plugins for RealTracks.
Fixed: Proper song location information was only sent to plugins during playback.
Fixed: It was not possible to add MIDI plugins to the Melody or Soloist tracks if they were blank.
Fixed: Pressing the Delete key while in the notation window would delete the current chord.
Fixed: It was not possible to enter chords while in the notation window.
Fixed: Shots, Holds, or Pedal Bass in B substyles RealTracks might play too loud or too quiet because the global Holds dB offset was not being applied.
Improved: Shots and Holds for Direct Input RealTracks can be assigned unique Holds library numbers, and unique decibel offsets.
Fixed: Choosing MIDI SuperTracks would not ask to load or un-load a Hi-Q patch.
Fixed: Many electric guitar styles, when using the DI versions, would have very loud shots and holds. These are now balanced.
Fixed: RT1795 & 2403 were mistakenly listed as 'Banjo'. This has been corrected to 'Acoustic Guitar'
Fixed: Record from any bar would open the record dialog instead of letting the user choose a bar to record from.
Fixed: Some dialogs would not respond to the Esc key for automatically pressing the Cancel button.
Fixed: Some VST plugins would show a blank window when first opening, and then show a blank ghost window when closing.
Fixed: Transposing song would not transpose any notes before bar 2 of the Melody and/or Soloist tracks.
Fixed: After importing an audio file, the audio track would not automatically open on the mixer.

405323

Posted at 01:49 PM

April 04, 2017 User Showcase Song - Spring Break

Weather has been getting better each day so nice to see the winter going to sleep for another cycle. Put this together with some very basic chords and flipped in and out of two keys.

Style is _SOUTHRK.STY (Southern Rock Even 16ths)

RealTracks in style: 1418:Bass, Electric, SouthernRock Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: ~~686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 666:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 663:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085
RealDrums in style: RockSouthernEv^1-a:Snare, Open HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Guitar Gibson SG
Amp Marshall C5
Touch of Delay and Touch of Compression
Texas Bones Overdrive for last two verses.

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Posted at 09:25 AM

April 03, 2017 YouTube Find: Jazz Piano Tutorial with Band-in-a-Box® Accompaniment!

Make it to the end of this Beginner Jazz Piano Tutorial (Sample) by Freejasslessons.com on YouTube, and you'll hear some Band-in-a-Box® backing tracks!

Watch the video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=hGvZK2xMwgs

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Posted at 01:25 PM

April 03, 2017 We Have Another WINNER In Our Band-in-a-Box® Giveaway!

We're thrilled with the response to our Band-in-a-Box® Giveaway, which runs from March 20, 2017 to April 9, 2017... we're giving away one Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK prize each week!

Our second random draw for a winner took place today - there were more than 1,600 entries! Congratulations Mike!

There's still one prize left to be won! Click here for your chance to win!

Contest rules

405145

Posted at 12:50 PM

April 03, 2017 User Showcase Song - Man in the Moon

This one started out being a demo that Chris sent me with her playing piano but ended up being a guitar song, worked better without the piano. I changed the chord progression somewhat from her original and also came up with the bridge, but everything else, melody and lyrics was written by Chris.

Still not 100% happy with the mix, so any comments on that are appreciated!

The Band:
Drums: Song starts with POP12/8and switches over to BluesRock12/8 at the bridge for the remainder of the song (bar 33)
Bass: 1922
Rhythm guitar: 1924
In addition I added two rhythm guitar tracks (tele) and the lead guitar (strat)

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Posted at 10:15 AM

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