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July 2017

July 31, 2017 Xtra Styles Song Contest - Deadline EXTENDED to August 15th!

Good news! We've extended the Xtra Styles Song contest deadline... now you can submit your entries before August 15th!

Submit a Band-in-a-Box song that you've created using one of the new RealStyles in Xtra Styles PAK 3 for your chance to WIN $150 PG Bucks!
Songs should be submitted to our Xtra Styles Contest forum by midnight on August 15th.

Complete contest information and contest rules list here.

Good luck!

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Posted at 02:13 PM

July 28, 2017 Xtra Styles Song Contest - Submit by July 31st!

Working with the new Xtra Styles PAK 3 for Band-in-a-Box® 2017? Don't forget to submit your song to our Xtra Styles Contest forum for your chance to WIN $150 USD coupon to use on your next PG Music Inc. product purchase!

Don't wait too long - the contest is only open for submissions until midnight on July 31st!

Complete contest information and contest rules list here.

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Posted at 01:37 PM

July 28, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Promise

I wrote 'The Promise' for my wife about 2003/04 and now with BIAB/RB I have had chance to finish it for her!!! My efforts at mastering seem to be going backwards but after 13 years of waiting, I think my wife is happy with my efforts.

'The Promise' is left for you the listener to decide if all was a happy ending.

The song is entirely Real Tracks with lots of chopping and edits.

Key=D , Tempo 135, Length (m:s)=3:55

Style is _CELTWLZ.STY (Celtic Waltz Solo Acoustic Guita)

RealTracks in song: 1189:Bass, Electric, HardRockWaltz Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 2774:Harp, Rhythm CelticWaltzSlow Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 855:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm RockWaltzPicking Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 2458:Strings, Rhythm CelticWaltz Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2557:Cello, Background SlowWaltz Sw 085

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Posted at 01:26 PM

July 27, 2017 User Showcase Song - Little Angels of Newton

Composed with tears in the eyes after the terrible massacre in in Newtown, Connecticut 2012 when a number of kids & teachers were shot.

Real tracks used

Piano pop waltz energetic
Bass pop Waltz
plus a couple of reason sound fonts just proving what a wonderful difference some vocals can make

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Posted at 10:44 AM

July 27, 2017 User Tips - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting

Check out Forum User Joanne Cooper's latest blog post, How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting - a great resource if you're looking for some direction in creating your own songs!

If you've ever read one of Joanne's blog posts, available on her website https://www.joannecooper.co.za, you know how informative these posts can be!

Read her newest blog post here.

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Posted at 09:48 AM

July 26, 2017 User Showcase Song - Could Not Sing

"CANT SING" by Band-in-a-Box® forum user dani48 is a touching song. It shows that with music, you always have a voice.

Band-in-a-Box Style is _JBallad. Sty

RealTracks used:
Bass: 700, Piano: 892, Drums RD:s Nashville Even
Guitar: 2448, String Quartet: 2335 and Synth Pad: 1841

Recorded with Mixcraft 7 Pro, reverb and compression used.

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Posted at 12:38 PM

July 26, 2017 Eric Blackmon's "C Major 4 Chord Jam" with Band-in-a-Box Backing Tracks

Play along with Eric Blackmon's lesson featuring Band-in-a-Box® for the backing tracks.

Watch the video.

You can see more of Eric's videos on his YouTube channel.

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Posted at 11:44 AM

July 25, 2017 Mac Band-in-a-Box® 2016 Patch Update - Build 161

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

Summary of changes for Build 161:
Fixed: "[RT n/a]" would display for style long names if the style contained loops.
Fixed: _Loops and UserTracks would not display in the mixer.
Fixed: Drag and drop would fail for various RealTracks (eg. #518-#525, #680-#684, etc.). This bug only existed in the Japanese version.
Fixed: Newer styles would not have their names, descriptions, etc. translated from English. This bug only existed in localized versions.
Fixed: MIDI sustain pedal would not be shut off when stopping song or hitting Panic button.
Fixed: "Individual MIDI Tracks" in the Render dialog did not work.
Fixed: The style memo would display "RT2995" for tracks that contained loops.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash if user clicks on any of the main menus while booting up
Fixed: The 'F3' hot key symbol did not display in some popup menus.
Fixed: For some cases of opening or saving a file (eg choosing VST plugins), the file dialog would not open in the right directory.
Fixed: Audio Unit plugins would be erased from the exclude list while booting up Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: Plugins on the Thru track should not be removed when loading a style or song.
Fixed: Options > Return to Factory Settings... would cause various problems (eg. the chord sheet would be squished to the left).

Posted at 02:25 PM

July 25, 2017 User Showcase Song - You Are There

Here are the BIAB RealTracks I used:
RealTracks in song: 1036:Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 891:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopLiverpool Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~897:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm FolkRock Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: ~~688:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1543:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: SmoothJazzBallad^4-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

I generated 2 instances of the acoustic piano and since BIAB does not generate the track the same way each time you render, the effect sounds good to me when I have one each extremely on the left and right.

Vocals were recorded using Logic Pro X. The same DAW was used for the final mix.

I open to any suggestions or corrections to improve the song further.

I hope you'll like it.

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Posted at 01:29 PM

July 24, 2017 Save On Mac Xtra Styles PAK 3 Bundles - 1 Week Left!

There's just one more week to save on Xtra Styles PAK 3 bundles for your Band-in-a-Box®!

Xtra Styles PAK 3 includes 160 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Americana! These new Xtra Styles use recently implemented RealDrums features in Band-in-a-Box 2017 - like half-time/double-time mode and Multi-Drums. Get all 4 volumes in the All Xtra Styles PAK 3 on sale for just $29 (Reg. $49) during our Xtra Styles Special!

If you are looking for more RealStyles, the complete set of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-3 (with all 485 RealStyles) is available for only $99 during our Xtra Styles special.

Special offers end July 31st!

Already purchased Xtra Styles PAK 3? Submit your original song to the Xtra Styles PAK 3 Contest for your chance to WIN a $150 USD coupon to use on your next PG Music Inc. product purchase.

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Posted at 03:29 PM

July 24, 2017 Save On Windows Xtra Styles PAK 3 Bundles - 1 Week Left!

There's just one more week to save on Xtra Styles PAK 3 bundles for your Band-in-a-Box®!

Xtra Styles PAK 3 includes 160 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Americana! These new Xtra Styles use recently implemented RealDrums features in Band-in-a-Box 2017 - like half-time/double-time mode and Multi-Drums. Get all 4 volumes in the All Xtra Styles PAK 3 on sale for just $29 (Reg. $49) during our Xtra Styles Special!

If you are looking for more RealStyles, the complete set of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-3 (with all 485 RealStyles) is available for only $99 during our Xtra Styles special.

Special offers end July 31st!

Already purchased Xtra Styles PAK 3? Submit your original song to the Xtra Styles PAK 3 Contest for your chance to WIN a $150 USD coupon to use on your next PG Music Inc. product purchase.

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Posted at 03:23 PM

July 24, 2017 User Showcase Song - By The Front Porch

Here's a new Blues I just wrote inspired by a documentary about the South.
By the front porch
Style is _SUNDAZE.STY (Sun Daze Acoustic 12-8 Blues)

RealTracks in style: ~2477:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2674:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Blues12-8Brent Sw 065
RealTracks in song: ~571:Harmonica, Background Blues Monday Sw 065
RealTracks in song: 1358:Harmonica, Soloist Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 2011:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryWorkinRob Ev16 090 (Bluesy)
RealDrums in style: JazzBrushes2FeelAtB: a: Brushes, Kick b: Brushes

Hope you all like it.

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Posted at 11:40 AM

July 21, 2017 User Showcase Song - Super Hero

Hi all. Its been a while.
Here is my latest offering. All comments welcome.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: MEMPH_P
File:Super hero.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 190, Length (m:s)=2:50
4 bar intro, 128 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 132. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _MEMPH_P.STY (Memphis Swing Fast w/ Pedal Steel)

RealTracks in style: ~541:Bass, Electric, Pop Sw 190
RealTracks in style: ~374:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 190
RealTracks in style: 944:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MemphisCleanA-B Sw 190
RealTracks in style: ~371:Pedal Steel, Background Hank Sw 190
RealDrums in style: NashvilleBrushesHillbillySwing: a: Sidestick, Brushesb: Brushes, Stick

Mixed with Cakewalk Sonar Platinum. Vocals myself

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Posted at 11:25 AM

July 21, 2017 Mac RealTracks Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac users can download the latest RealTracks patch here.

This patch includes RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks updates we have made since the previous March 22 patch. The files updated are largely those that were released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017, although there are updates to some earlier ones as well.

Added: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 now has complete transcriptions added and can be viewed in the notation or lead sheet window.
Fixed: _BHALSA (Waltz) Style was not set to ¾ time, and now uses a more appropriate Bass
Fixed: _BLUESKY.STY mistakenly had drums in style.
Fixed: _CASUALE Style mistakenly included MIDI Guitar and Strings tracks.
Fixed: _RAMPART Style Demo mistakenly had the Master Volume turned way up.
Fixed: =JOLEO_B did not allow user volume changes
Fixed: Bass, Electric, RockPickedA-B Ev 165 and RT 2589 Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedA-B Ev 165 had timing issues with some of the riffs.
Fixed: Charango, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 was not playing sus chords.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock16thsJon Ev16 090 and RT2605 Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRockShuffleJon Sw 130 now have Hi-Q transcriptions. Now when the tablature or notation is viewed it will be more accurate and include bends, slides and other improvements.
Fixed: Loop file 'Trance - kit3beat135b ev16 tempo' was missing.
Fixed: NashvilleBrushesEasyBluegrass had the wrong audition demos.
Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev 16 090 was playing some slash chords.
Fixed: RealTracks Audition files for "Roadhouse" Resonator Guitar were mixed up.
Fixed: Some direct input files were mislabeled for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGras Ev16 085'.
Fixed: Some direct input files were missing for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Soloist GypsyClassicQuinn Sw 220'.
Fixed: Some small memo typos Fixed including _RESFOLK* _RESWALZ* _BLUESKY*
Fixed: Some style mistakenly specified held chords for tracks. E.G. _NOCARES, _SONGBRD, _SOULPOP, _DAYSEND, _CARRYON
Fixed: The endings were not working properly in the A substyle for two variations in the RealDrums DrivingPop8ths^.
Fixed: The notation subdivision for the RealStyle _ASTRAL.STY was previously incorrect, and has been Fixed.
Fixed: The RealTrack that use Shots and Holds 345 were playing some incorrect chords
Improved: Over 90 RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks have had the option for a 'Simple' arrangement Added. Now these RealTracks will play without embellishment when the Simple option is selected in the RealTracks picker.
Improved: More than 20 RealTracks now have Transcriptions enabled and the Simple option available.
Improved: Pianohld.sty has been improved, with better voice leading for the held piano.

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Posted at 11:23 AM

July 20, 2017 User Showcase Song - Kindness of Strangers

This tune was conceived a few years ago around Christmas time when I saw some homeless people just trying to get through another day (yes, I helped out). So in a way it is a Christmas song, but is really a country waltz with a tinge of R&B/Gospel. It's called the Kindness of Strangers. Hope you enjoy.

From a BIAB perspective, it is my usual approach. Compose the tune then apply multiple styles and render tracks that I then take into Reaper. The piano part is midi from 2 different styles - part A (verse) is very straight from a Country Waltz style, Part B (Chorus and Bridge) is from a 6/8 praise and worship style - both midi played through Lounge Lizard VSTi. The organ is from a 3/4 Gospel style and is midi played through Kontakt where I could automate the speed of the Leslie - you can hear the slow down in the very beginning just before the vocals come in. Drums, Acoustic Guitar, and Pedal Steel are all Real Tracks from a slow country waltz style. I played bass and my amazing wife (Patty) sang all the vocal parts. We both wrote lyrics.
BTW - we love BIAB!! What a great tool.

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Posted at 09:35 AM

July 20, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows - Build 467 Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows customers can install the latest patch update (Build 467) here.

Added: Several requested 'genre' user categories in the StylePicker.
Changed: "Tempo/Pitch Stretching Quality" now defaults to medium instead of low.
Fixed: "No Loop (WAV) chosen for this track" would display for some tracks in the Create Multi-Drums dialog.
Fixed: An "out of memory" error would occur in very long songs with lots of RealTracks. Some tracks would be silent when this happened. This might still happen, but the song size limit has doubled.
Fixed: Booting up Band-in-a-Box by double-clicking on a song file would cause any song-based RealTracks to be removed.
Fixed: Drag and drop would not extract the selected region on the chord sheet.
Fixed: If there were any style changes in a song, the Bar Settings layer would display "Style changes" on any bar that had any other type of changes (eg tempo, volume).
Fixed: Sometimes RealTracks would play a dominant 7th chord for plain major triad song chords.
Fixed: The Event List editor window would only work for the Melody or Soloist tracks.
Improved: Elastique has been updated from version 3.1.8 to 3.1.11.

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Posted at 09:32 AM

July 20, 2017 Windows RealTracks Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows users can download the latest RealTracks patch here.

This patch includes RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks updates we have made since the previous March 22 patch. The files updated are largely those that were released with Band-in-a-Box® 2017, although there are updates to some earlier ones as well.

Summary of changes:
Added: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 now has complete transcriptions Added and can be viewed in the notation or lead sheet window.
Fixed: _BHALSA (Waltz) Style was not set to ¾ time, and now uses a more appropriate Bass
Fixed: _BLUESKY.STY mistakenly had drums in style.
Fixed: _CASUALE Style mistakenly included MIDI Guitar and Strings tracks.
Fixed: _RAMPART Style Demo mistakenly had the Master Volume turned way up.
Fixed: =JOLEO_B did not allow user volume changes
Fixed: Bass, Electric, RockPickedA-B Ev 165 and RT 2589 Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedA-B Ev 165 had timing issues with some of the riffs.
Fixed: Charango, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 was not playing sus chords.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock16thsJon Ev16 090 and RT2605 Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRockShuffleJon Sw 130 now have Hi-Q transcriptions. Now when the tablature or notation is viewed it will be more accurate and include bends, slides and other improvements.
Fixed: Loop file 'Trance - kit3beat135b ev16 tempo' was missing.
Fixed: NashvilleBrushesEasyBluegrass had the wrong audition demos.
Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev 16 090 was playing some slash chords.
Fixed: RealTracks Audition files for "Roadhouse" Resonator Guitar were mixed up.
Fixed: Some direct input files were mislabeled for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGras Ev16 085'.
Fixed: Some direct input files were missing for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Soloist GypsyClassicQuinn Sw 220'.
Fixed: Some small memo typos Fixed including _RESFOLK* _RESWALZ* _BLUESKY*
Fixed: Some style mistakenly specified held chords for tracks. E.G. _NOCARES, _SONGBRD, _SOULPOP, _DAYSEND, _CARRYON
Fixed: The endings were not working properly in the A substyle for two variations in the RealDrums DrivingPop8ths^.
Fixed: The notation subdivision for the RealStyle _ASTRAL.STY was previously incorrect, and has been Fixed.
Fixed: The RealTrack that use Shots and Holds 345 were playing some incorrect chords
Improved: Over 90 RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks have had the option for a 'Simple' arrangement Added. Now these RealTracks will play without embellishment when the Simple option is selected in the RealTracks picker.
Improved: More than 20 RealTracks now have Transcriptions enabled and the Simple option available.
Improved: Pianohld.sty has been improved, with better voice leading for the held piano.

422281

Posted at 09:24 AM

July 20, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - Build 180 Patch Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac customers can install the latest patch update (Build 180) here.

Added: Several requested 'genre' user categories in the StylePicker.
Added: Web links have been added to the Help menu.
Changed: "Tempo/Pitch Stretching Quality" now defaults to medium instead of low.
Fixed: "Save all tracks as M4A file..." was missing from the Master context menu.
Fixed: Drag and drop would fail if the song title contained a period (eg "Up with the Trees - BGRock.Sty Demo").
Fixed: Drag and drop would fail if the song title contained invalid file name characters (eg slashes).
Fixed: For localized versions, the long style name would be wrong on the main screen.
Fixed: If a flash message was showing, copy/cut/paste commands would not work in dialogs.
Fixed: If there were any style changes in a song, the Bar Settings layer would display "Style changes" on any bar that had any other type of changes (eg tempo, volume).
Fixed: New lines for sections on the chord sheet was not allowed when the song had repeats.
Fixed: Some hints in the Chord Builder were not showing transposed notes, and a % symbol was showing instead.
Fixed: Sometimes RealTracks would play a dominant 7th chord for plain major triad song chords.
Fixed: The Chord Builder would not update to the current bar/beat when re-opening the window.
Fixed: The Play-Loop button (in normal screen mode) was not displaying a check mark.
Fixed: The Play-Loop popup menu was all blank.
Fixed: The popup menus in the Chord Builder were not showing any chord descriptions.
Fixed: The right arrow key would not work in the chord sheet during playback if "MIDI Keyboard Wizard Enabled" was enabled.
Improved: Elastique has been updated from version 3.1.8 to 3.1.11.
Updated: Activation dialog has been improved.

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Posted at 09:20 AM

July 18, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 French Mac Version Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 apporte quelques 80 nouvelles fonctions tout à fait excitantes! L'écran principal a été redessiné avec une empreinte plus petite, une barre d'outils configurable, un interface avec onglets, une barre de progression, et plus… Les RealTracks sonnent mieux que jamais avec une qualité améliorée de stretching et transposition (Elastique 3), de meilleures transitions dans les phrases et des arrangements naturels. Une nouvelle fonction apprentissage "Woodshedding" appelée RealTracks 12-clés Guitare de Brent Mason jouée dans les 12 tonalités avec une Notation/Tablature précise (Hi-Q)s idéale pour l'étude et l'apprentissage. La Notation Guitare Tab été améliorée avec l'affichage graphique des bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs et slides. Un nouveau synthétiseur sforzando SFZ est désormais inclus. La Notation est améliorée avec une saisie de notation rapide pour guitare et piano et la disponibilité d'une grande Chrono. Et bien d'autres !

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

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Posted at 10:46 AM

July 18, 2017 User Showcase Song - It Is No Secret

Getting back into recording by kicking off this old gospel song.

Please give me your feedback - good/bad.


I used "_LAMENT.STY Lament Modern Pop Country Ballad"
EzKeys for piano and shakers
My Takamine guitar
Edited in Studio One 3

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Posted at 10:35 AM

July 17, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Coffee Bar Cowboy

It's pure BIAB with the vocal done in BIAB. The punch in on the chorus didn't quite work, but it's too noisy here to do more than a sketch. I'd love some comments as writing original songs is a new departure for me. It might need a pre chorus bit etc. My biggest concern is that I might have nicked the melody magpie style? Whilst transcribing the vocals from the song, I realized there's another verse worth that got left behind. It's interesting how it morphed as it moved from quite dense poem to song. Anyway, I'm hoping to churn out a bunch of songs of which this is the first - that I'll admit to.

BIAB Details
Style is _FLKSWAG.STY (Folk Swing Acoustic Guitar w/ Ba)
RealTracks in style: ~1136:Bass, Acoustic-Guitar, FolkSwing Sw 110
RealTracks in song: ~372:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 2440:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking FolkySwing Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 1997:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealDrums in style: JazzBrushes#1: a: JazzBrushes#1b: JazzBrushes#1
Vocals pretty much live once I'd got a melody for the chorus. One poorly executed punch in on the 2nd chorus.

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Posted at 09:24 AM

July 17, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Italian Mac Version Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2017 presenta quindi oltre 80 nuove eccitanti funzionalità!
La schermata principale è stata ridisegnata per occupare meno spazio, le barre degli strumenti sono ora configurabili dall'utente, c'è un'interfaccia a schede, una barra di avanzamento, e altro ancora. I RealTracks suonano meglio che mai con allungamento e trasposizione di migliore qualità (Elastique 3), migliori frasi di passaggio, e modalità naturali. Miglioramenti del Looping per il "Woodshedding" - il comando "L" per le ripetizioni rapide, Auto-Ripetizioni Avanzate, e ripetizioni con il silenziamento automatico. Miglioramenti dello StylePicker con le categorie degli utenti, gli elenchi personalizzati, lo stile di riferimento per l'ordinamento, i memo personalizzati, e operazioni più veloci. E' stato incluso un nuovo Sintetizzatore Sforzando SFZ. La Notazione è migliorata con l'inserimento rapido della musica per chitarra e per pianoforte e una bella linea del tempo gialla. E tanto altro ancora!

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

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Posted at 07:57 AM

July 14, 2017 YouTube Find - The Prisoner's Dilemna #FlashbackFriday

Check this out...

One of our customers used Band-in-a-Box to create some backing tracks for stop action videos illustrating two famous social dilemmas: The Prisoner's Dilemma and The Braess Paradox

Video - The Prisoner's Dilemma
Video - The Braess Paradox

Creative and informative!

(not a recent find - embracing the trending #FlashbackFriday)

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Posted at 01:54 PM

July 14, 2017 User Showcase Song - Rocky Mountain Lullabye

There has been some great stuff here lately! Here's an oldie...

File:Rocky Mountain Lullabye.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 110, Length (m:s)=2:50
No intro. 74 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 74. 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 _COASTIN.STY (Coastin' Calm West Coast Ballad)

RealTracks in style: ~~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~1677:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2668:Pedal Steel, Background WestCoastBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2001:Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

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Posted at 08:44 AM

July 14, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 German Mac Version Available!

Band-in-a-Box 2017 für Macintosh ist verfügbar!

Wir waren fleißig und haben 80 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung von neuen Inhalten mit 202 RealTracks, 34 MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studien, 12-Tonarten Hi-Q Gitarren-Notation, wiederentdeckte RealTracks/MIDI SuperTracks Styles, einen neuen Synthesizer (sforzando) und über 120 neue RealStyles! Wir haben 202 neue RealTracks hinzugefügt, doppelt so viele, wie wir früheren Versionen in der Vergangenheit veröffentlicht haben! Es gibt ein neues Instrumental Studien Set mit 12-Tonarten Hi-Q Gitarren-Notation Tabulatur. Einige frühere RealTracks wurden erneut abgemischt um die Klangqualität zu erhöhen. Wir haben auch über 120 neue RealStyles, dies sind neue Styles, die neue RealTracks und Schleifen verwenden. Diese beinhalten großartige Crooner Bossa, Crooner Ballade, Brent/Mike Blues, Hawaii-, Mexiko-, Peru-Styles, Power Trios, House, Hip-Hop, Rap, keltische Harfe, Retro 60iger, und mehr!

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

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Posted at 06:25 AM

July 13, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Bullet

Another rock tune from Christiane and myself, crank up the volume for this one!

The band:
Drums: RockBritDrivingEv16
Bass: 1418
Piano: 1838

I recorded five guitar tracks for this, lots of fun!

As always any feedback is appreciated!

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Posted at 11:16 AM

July 12, 2017 Introducing our Newest RealTracks Artists for Band-in-a-Box® 2017!

We now have 139 Artists contributing to our RealTracks & RealDrums library! Our newest RealTracks Artists added with Band-in-a-Box® 2017 are:

Alex Acuna - RealTracks Sets 257: A Taste of Peru, 278: Latin America
Cory Pesaturo - RealTracks Set 268: Gypsy: Accordion, Piano, and Guitar
Craig Northey - RealTracks Sets 273: Hard Rock Shuffle, 274: Hard Rock Straight Ahead
Jim McGillveray - RealTracks Set 276: Pop Percussion
Juan Jiménez - 2017 49-PAK RealTrack "Guitarron, MariachiWaltz Ev 150"
Mike Rojas - RealTracks Sets 254: 12-key Hi-Q-Tab Brent Guitar, 12-key Eddy Pedal Steel and 12-key Mike Piano, 267: More Blues: Blues with Brent and Mike, 260: Smooth Soul with Brent and Mike, and a variety of RealTracks in the 2017 49-PAK.
Oscar Stagnaro - RealTracks Sets 257: A Taste of Peru, 258: Latin America
Sharlene Wallace - RealTracks Set 260: Celtic Harp

For a complete list of RealTracks Artists visit www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php

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Posted at 01:41 PM

July 12, 2017 User Showcase Song - Apple of God's Eye

For this track I used several realtracks to get the feel I needed. This is a song of encouragement for someone who has placed very little value on their self worth. I hope it is an encouragement to someone! Lyrics are in the YouTube video. Thanks for listening, Torrey.

BIAB:
Bass 683 Electric Pop Half Notes Push EV 120
Organ 686 B3 Background Pop Ev 120
Drums Praise/Worship Shine
Acoustic Guitar 405 Strumming Ev 120
Electric Guitar 798 Rhythm Southern Snappy Clean Ev 90
Electric Guitar 1030 12String Electric Fingerpicking Ev 120

M:
Vocals
12 String Electric Guitar
Carvin Electric Guitar
Percussion
Synth's

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Posted at 09:10 AM

July 11, 2017 User Showcase Song - High in Hawaii

Hello forum friends. This song was conceived in Hawaii. I was pushing my kid's on some waves while they were boogie boarding. The hook line (High in Hawaii, and I'm feelin' so low) just started running through my head. Wasn't sure where it was going but I banged it out at home a few weeks later. It is a slow ride. If you're in the mood for ear candy or something energetic, come back later when you're feeling mellow. Always love to hear what you think. Take care all. Greg

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Posted at 08:20 AM

July 11, 2017 User Find: YouTube Video - Fun with Band-in-a-Box

Forum User Icelander shared the following video, which he came across in his YouTube recommendations!

Video: Fun with Band In A Box

What a great example of using Band-in-a-Box for your backing tracks to jam along with!

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Posted at 08:16 AM

July 10, 2017 Write a Song with Xtra Styles PAK 3 for a Chance to WIN!

If you're looking for some motivation to write a song... how about the "I could win $150 PG Bucks!" push - now that's some great motivation!

All you need to do is add Xtra Styles PAK 3 to your Band-in-a-Box library (on sale for just $29 until July 31st!), write a song using one if the 160 RealStyles included, and submit it to our Xtra Styles Contest! Songs submissions are accepted until July 31st - with the 4 winners being announced later that week!

Click here for complete contest rules and information.

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

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Posted at 01:41 PM

July 10, 2017 User Showcase Song - Air Brick and the Dog

People always complain about my little doggie,
They say things hurtfull like………....... he's invisible!
kids say he's a pig-mint of my Uhmaginayshun
Well I don't thank so…… hear it go!

Purdy shore the doggy did it
don't go near that bathroom now
If you do then don'tcha blame me
You could burn yer eyeballs out!

Hey……. KIDS!!!! dont feed him chillidog!!!!

...

420319

Posted at 11:49 AM

July 07, 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!

388707

Posted at 01:12 PM

July 07, 2017 User Showcase Song - Dinner For One

I knew Ginny when I was 23 (-ish).
(I had a bit of a crush on her)
She was about 10 years older (which is a lot when you are 23).
There was always a bit of "sadness" to her...

The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~2200:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1595:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Pop8thsSteady Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~1676:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1728:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBalladJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2335:String Quartet, Rhythm PopHall Ev 085

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Posted at 01:07 PM

July 07, 2017 YouTube Find - "Applying Jazz GuitarTechniques and Blues Licks to the Blues"

Head to Jim Bryer's YouTube channel and you'll hear some Band-in-a-Box backing tracks on his tutorial videos!

Like this recently uploaded tutorial: "Applying Jazz GuitarTechniques and Blues Licks to the Blues"

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Posted at 01:06 PM

July 06, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® Xtra Styles Song Contest - Get Inspired!

If you're interested in entering our Xtra Styles PAK 3 song contest, and are looking for some inspiration, check out the winners from our previous contest (which ran last fall)

Click here to listen to these 4 winning songs!

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Posted at 02:25 PM

July 06, 2017 #TBT - The Release of GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country!

Let's go back in time... all the way to the Summer of 2006 - that's when we released the GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country program!

This program includes over 4 hours of video lessons and 2 hours of audio recordings - add this program to your arsenal and Brent Mason will personally teaches you 150 of his best Country guitar riffs! He plays and explains every note in close-up video tutorials with tablature, notation, and printout... this is individual instruction from a true guitar star!

Take a peak: Video Preview - GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country

Learn more about GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country or purchase the program for only $49 at http://www.pgmusic.com/gsbmc.htm

Brent Mason is also one of our RealTracks Artists!

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Posted at 12:08 PM

July 06, 2017 User Showcase Song - Let You Go

Here's a new song - this is called Let You Go.

All BIAB Tracks:
366: Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
362: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
362: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
2446: Guitar, Baritone Electric, Background Ev 065
RealDrums: NashvilleEven16 Sidestick HiHat

Thanks for listening!

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Posted at 10:32 AM

July 05, 2017 Xtra Styles PAK 3 - On Sale Until July 31st!

The new Xtra Styles PAK 3 includes 160 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Americana! These new Xtra Styles use recently implemented RealDrums features in Band-in-a-Box 2017 - like half-time/double-time mode and Multi-Drums - to create new and unique grooves that were never possible until now! Whether you're playing along with a half-time cool-jazz rhythm section or writing a swing-sixteen rockabilly hit, Xtra Styles PAK 3 has something just for you!

Learn more! Listen to demos of these 160 new RealStyles at www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?pak=all&os=win#pak3.

The Xtra Styles PAK 3 is on sale for just $29 during our Xtra Styles special, which ends July 31, 2017!

Limited time offer: If you have not ordered any Xtra Styles to date, purchase all three sets (485 RealStyles) and the 2017 49-PAK for only $129 during our Xtra Styles special.

Already purchased Xtra Styles PAK 3? Make sure you submit a song to the Xtra Styles PAK 3 Contest for your chance to WIN $150 USD coupon to use on your next PG Music Inc. product purchase.

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Posted at 01:09 PM

July 05, 2017 User Showcase Song - Four Walls...

Ive not posted for a while but this came to me and although its not complete, I thought id post. i used a hand held mic as my studio mic was loaned to a friend. hope you enjoy


File:FOUR WALLS AND JESUS.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 110, Length (m:s)=2:58
No intro. 78 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 78. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _TRAINPF.STY (Train Beat Band w/ Piano & Fiddl)

RealTracks in style: 379:Bass, Electric, Country DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in style: 1727:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatJohn Ev 130
RealTracks in style: 411:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Train Pickin' Ev 130
RealTracks in style: ~~593:Fiddle, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 1880:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryTrainRob Ev16 130
RealTracks in song: 602:Harmonica, Soloist Train Ev 130
RealDrums in style: NashTrainEv16^1-a:Sticks Snare , b:Sticks Snare 16th

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Posted at 12:46 PM

July 04, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® UserTracks - Free!

UserTracks are a great way to customize your Band-in-a-Box experience... introduced in 2014, UserTracks allow anyone to create their own audio styles for Band-in-a-Box! - Just type any chords into Band-in-a-Box, and the UserTracks style you made will play that chord progression!

There's even a forum to share your own UserTracks to for others to use!

Like the NEW! Jazz Gtr "EleFred" set in 3 tempos - FREE!! post by forum user Icelander - a great addition to the UserTracks library!

Interested in creating your own UserTracks? We have a great tutorial to get you started: www.pgmusic.com/usertracks1.htm

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Posted at 01:10 PM

July 04, 2017 Happy Independence Day!

We'd like to wish all of our American friends a Happy Independence Day!

We hope that everyone enjoys their day, no matter what their plans are... fireworks, parades, baseball games, family reunions - you name it! Make sure you take along an instrument and fill the air with music!

Us? We're here all day, with no restrictions to our hours:
Customer Service: 6:00AM to 7:00PM PST
Technical Support: 10:00AM to 5:00PM PST

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Posted at 09:45 AM

July 04, 2017 User Showcase Song - Can Sound Be a Color

I was watching a documentary on an extraordinary guitar player from the late 60's he talked about music being full of colors and textures. Some of the recreational tools of the day probably helped that along as well. :-)

So it planted a question in my head - Can Sound be a Color

No intro. 60 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 60. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Tempo , Time signature,RealDrums Changes,
Style is _BEATBOX.STY (Beatbox Hip Hop)

RealTracks in style: ~2474:Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1943:Synth, Rhythm, EuroDance Strings Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~2267:Synth, BellPad, Rhythm 80sPopPads Ev 085
Loop in Song: Other\Human Beatbox - beatbox_lightbuzz80a ev16.wav
RealDrums in style: UrbanPopEv8GoodGirl^1-a:Kck1, b:Clap

419218

Posted at 09:31 AM

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