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Jump to new posts Re: PowerTracks 2020 - Song Title Bug by Jeff Yankauer @ 53 minutes 13 seconds ago

I'm able to dupe this, so I should be able to fix. Thanks,
Jump to new posts Re: copyright law changes coming. by JoanneCooper @ Today at 09:55 PM

Bob. I like what you say here but I doubt it will ever happen. “Again, the owners control this, if they say no that's it. But at least the answer is public, they could have a search function people could use to find out what they can post and what they can't and everybody knows where they stand. No arguments and all these threads about can I post a cover on YT would cease to exist. Yeah, right” If the rights owners would just agree to share then everyone would win. But the music business b
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: BIAB cannot see Xtra Pak 9 by VideoTrack @ Today at 09:50 PM

Maybe the Beta releases should be 721(b) etc? With the appended letter indicating a Beta release?
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Of course! You don't miss a thing... Btw, I have another pic I didn't bother posting of RB full screen. Nothing changes as far as the text or any type of skewing, all it does is snap to the left and the tracks continue to the right so you just get a longer track view. Bob
Jump to new posts Import .wav not working, error message by Funkifized @ Today at 09:22 PM

File-->Import-->pick .wav file that I know plays An exception error has occurred. You can continue to use the program, but should likely save your work and reboot program. Real Band freezes. Same thing happens when I go Edit-->Audio-->Insert .wav file Details: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Exception log with detailed tech info. Generated on 5/26/2020 12:20:11 AM. You may send it to the application vendor, helping them to understand
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Jump to new posts Re: Castaway by jptjptjpt @ Today at 09:10 PM

Neat song. Poetic lyrics. The production of the song captures the mood perfectly. I think I get the hints you are giving. Reminds me of Ashes to Ashes "Do you remember a guy that's been in such an early song?"
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Jump to new posts Re: Lazy Day Blues by jptjptjpt @ Today at 09:02 PM

Nice. I hear Bad Company and Marshall Tucker Band style guitar playing. Lovely sound you are putting out there.
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Jump to new posts Re: If I Open This Door by jptjptjpt @ Today at 08:58 PM

A very heartfelt and authentic production. Very sweet vocal delivery. I like it.
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: ~ Open Broadcaster Software ~ by rockstar_not @ Today at 08:01 PM

on Windows, to make this work correctly, you will need an audio interface that has 'loopback' capability - if you are live streaming. My Focusrite 18i8 1st gen does not have this. I've tried an audio loopback, taking mains out to a couple of inputs - static and crackling. Or, you can deal with 25ms latency - which is unusable to me. I've been in the OBS forums, the Focusrite FB user group, etc. trying to solve this problem. I've tried every ASIO router add-on, can't get it to work without t
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Jump to new posts Re: Hand On A Rock by tommyad @ Today at 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By: George NelsonHi Tommy, Love this...Brilliant. George Thank you George. I appreciate your comment, TomOriginally Posted By: Guitarhackerexcellent work. Superb message in the lyrics and the instrumentation is spot on. Lush and gorgeous. Loved it. Herb, good to hear from you. Thanks for saying that,Tom
Bob, I'm sorry to say, but this question is as general as 'what songs should we play in a bar?' There are SO MANY STYLES, that you really can't be prepared ahead of time unless you visit the churches you are trying to get gigs at. You have everything from full on funky gospel (a Facebook friend, Spiffy Newman on Keys : to traditional southern gospel ( ) To traditional hymms To mode
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Jump to new posts Re: Hello everyone, from a new user who needs help by Icelander @ Today at 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: there a way to have a guitar instead of the piano? Easy, just use the menus for the instrument's tracks (e.g. ctrl-click on it in the mixer) and find the Select Midi Instrument, where you can make it sound like practically anything you want. After that you can even open up a specific Tabs display to see what is being played in guitar tab (fret) format.
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Jump to new posts Re: Grandma by Rob4580 @ Today at 07:01 PM

Hello Rick. That generation is sadly missed. Very touching and much appreciated. Rob4580
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Display only available Styles and RealStyles by Matt Finley @ Today at 06:22 PM

First, when you have the Style Picker window open, do a Rebuild, Slow, Yes. Second, is this computer running a newer version of BIAB? I ask because in 2018 PG Music changed the location of files, which may account for your 2008 files missing. There is a Cleanup utility you can run that cannot hurt and may help. Look in the Help menu, Utilities, Run Cleanup Routine. Look for a bunch of lines that say File Count 0. However, RealDrums were introduced in 2008 and RealTracks not until 2009, I t
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Jump to new posts Re: audio interface for PC by WalterAraujo @ Today at 06:20 PM

Generally speaking, there are two types of tickets: Line input: These types of inputs are used to connect instruments such as basses and electric guitars. Microphone input: as its name suggests, it is used to connect microphones. However, we must bear in mind that condenser microphones require different power to operate (48v). Most of the audio interfaces already have a button to activate 48v power for when you want to connect your condenser mic, but I recommend you make sure before buying it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Fall Line Road (A Tom Adams/Janice collab) by Janice & Bud @ Today at 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.hi j&b and tom I almost got up and started dancing this was excellent in so many ways thanks for sharing oh and I don't dance real good but I would for this song thanks guys eric Thank you Eric! Dancing is good. Bud will tell you I do it around the house often! Janice Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#Tom+J&B I personally prefer compact cars, but this is a very cool collaboration. Nice driving rocker! Fun lyrics and Janice did wonders in her "metho
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Jump to new posts Re: Endings in BIAB and Lead Sheets by Harmony @ Today at 04:39 PM

I too am having problems with endings when rendered. About one ending in 20 is either cut off early or contains stragler notes after the ending. These can sometimes be edited out of the .AIFF file, but are definitely out of place, and are a nuisance. What can I do to get BiaB to produce proper endings as it does for 95% of the songs. By the way, once BiaB has produced one of these erroneous endings, the error continues even after deleting and recreating the ending, or changing to a different acc
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Jump to new posts Re: Good Free Safe MP3 Tag Editor ? by Matt Finley @ Today at 03:28 PM

Interesting. The version I downloaded in 2012 was 253. Now it's 301.
Jump to new posts Re: Happy Birthday, MusicStudent!! by dcuny @ Today at 03:06 PM

So... how's that birthday bass sounding? Inquiring minds want to know! Happy (late) birthday and retirement!
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Jump to new posts Re: A forum issue by Andrew - PG Music @ Today at 03:01 PM

Quote:Yes, exactly!! I have rebooted and tried a couple different things (Chrome and MSE both the same problem) but this remains a problem. thanks for pointing it out here. This is definitely strange...[/quote]
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Jump to new posts Re: "Autumn Nights" (remix) by TuneMonger @ Today at 03:00 PM

Very nice, reminded me somewhat of Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk. Good mellow music.
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Jump to new posts Re: Rockabilly Crazy Piano (Instrumental) by Janice & Bud @ Today at 02:53 PM

Loved rockabilly as a kid and still do. Thanks for the journey back. Solo time! Cool... J&B
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Jump to new posts Re: GET A JOB (BLUES) by ROG @ Today at 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Chris DentGreat stuff. I could cite those exact same influences! Hi Chris, Many thanks. Yes, it seems quite a few of us were listening to the same artists back then. Cheers, ROG.
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Jump to new posts Emerald Millenium by Tommyc @ Today at 02:48 PM

Emerald Millenium Just having fun with BIAB! Yes the program named it that! lol
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Jump to new posts keyboard shortcut for return to song start? by sfk @ Today at 02:36 PM

How do I go back to the start of the song? The manual says "Jump To Song Start - W key" on p 287 but that's not working for me. Mac, BiaB 2020. I'd like to be able to return to start from the keyboard whether the song is currently playing or paused.
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PG Music News
NEW Add-ons for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 - Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2!

We're delighted to be adding 200 GROUNDBREAKING RealStyles to the Band-in-a-Box® collection with Xtra Styles PAK 9!

Our new Rock-Pop additions include neo soul with vocals, classic ska with a horn section, a psychedelic sixties pop ballad, heavier action-scene cinematic metal, post-punk folk rock, six-substyle gospel pop MultiStyle with vocals, and more!

With the latest Jazz Xtra Styles, we've added everything from quarter-feel jazz blues to New Orleans Gospel to jazzy disco funk and gentle bossa folk pop, and more! We've also included a brand-new (huge!) ten-substyle "changes" jazz swing MultiStyle with three different soloist options!

The newest Country RealTracks are a real treat! We've fused folk and Americana instruments with the country sounds you know and love: ethereal and songwriter country ballads, a country rock march, country pop with layered cellos, a country soul groove, and much, much more! The included six-substyle summertime country pop MultiStyle will help you create your perfect summertime hit!

Plus, we've added to our Folk & Beyond collection with our Xtra Styles PAK 9 release! There are 50 fresh new styles, including a Cajun jaw harp boogie, cinematic folk with strings, a modern Celtic folk reel, a gentle three-guitar folk ballad, delta blues with shaker - the list goes on! Add Folk & Beyond 2 and you'll also receive a brand-new eight-part mountain folk MultiStyle!

There are 50 new RealStyles in each genre - get them ALL for only $29 until June 30th! Learn more, listen to demos and order here.

But wait... there's MORE!

We've also rolled out 50 NEW Styles and 100 NEW Loops in Loops-with-Style PAK 2!
Use these new Styles and Loops directly in your Band-in-a-Box® songs to access all their B substyle loop, or load these acidized loops directly into your DAW that supports acid info! Genres include Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, World, plus we're introducing two new genre categories - Gospel and Folk!

Add Loops-with-Style PAK 2 today for just $19! Learn more and purchase here.

Haven't purchased Loops-with-Styles yet? Get the entire collection for only $29 when you bundle Loops-with-Style PAK 1 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for only $29! That's 100 Styles and 200 Loops for Band-in-a-Box® for just $29! Order now.

Mac User? Click here for Mac details and purchase links.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows is Xtra Ready!

We never stop! The latest free patch update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows readies the program for the just-launched Xtra Styles PAK 9 (on sale until June 30th - learn more here)!

Update to build 721 and you'll see that we've improved the step-advancing notes display, updated the key command criteria for looping bars from the chordsheet, fixed email client integration, and more.

If you are a Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows user, you'll definitely want to update to the latest free patch update!

Learn more about Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 721 for Windows and download it here.

#TBT Band-in-a-Box Finds!

I don't know about everyone here, but now that I've settled in to our "new normal" I've taken to rearranging and dusting off many things in order to keep busy and productive!

I'm picking up old hobbies, picking up clutter around the house, and as it turns out - finding forgotten picks!

We snagged these gems many, many, many years ago after The NAMM Show one winter. Check out the old Band-in-a-Box logo! Click here...

Have any of you come across something nostalgic like this these days? Let's see it!
(remember the first Audiophile version?!)

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Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Dr. Dave" Walker (Dr. Dave On Music) recently received Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac, and he absolutely loves it!

He's written his thoughts in detail, which can (and definitely should) be read here: Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Band-in-a-Box 2020 is a huge advance over even BB2019, with easier to use, more powerful features that give you more information while creating more musical results. You have never had more control of more features which are now much easier to find. The move forward with this version is astonishing. Again … WOW!

My very highest recommendation. Just upgrade! Or if for some strange reason you don’t have it yet, BUY THIS ONE! It will change your musical life!"
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you for the review, Dr. Dave!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Italian for Windows is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato duro e abbiamo aggiunto 50 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria raccolta di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks (il doppio dei 101 che abbiamo spesso pubblicato in passato), nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi strumentali, trascrizioni RealDrums, stili Extra PAK 8 e altro!


Interview: Eyes on Success featuring PG Music Inc., Band-in-a-Box® 2020, and the Updated JAWS Script

Take 30 minutes and make sure to listen to the latest episode from Eyes on Success, which focuses on the history of Band-in-a-Box® and using it with the screen reader JAWS, created by Peter Torpey. Hosts Nancy & Peter discuss our company history and Band-in-a-Box program with Tobin, our chief development officer, including how Band-in-a-Box is even more accessible with the help of their JAWS screen reader scripts!

Click here to download and listen to the podcast - you don't want to miss this one!

Eyes on Success is a weekly radio show / podcast geared to the visually impaired called "Eyes On Success" and that can be found at

Currently the scripts and associated documentation and resources can be found here.

You can watch Peter Torpey's video testimonial here.

#TipTuesday - Style Changes in Band-in-a-Box®

Head to our Tips & Tricks forum to read what other Band-in-a-Box users have discovered about the program!

Like mrgeeze's recent post Style Changes within a song.. another great BIAB feature.

...My arrangement's bass Real Track was 397 (bass Acoustic Paul).
Solid but not really what I wanted for a solo.

I hit the F5 key to bring up bar setting and poked around till i found the Real Tracks command button in the upper right.
Clicked on that & quickly change the bass to 452 (Soloist (bluesy).
12 bars later I did the same and switched it back to 397.

The results were excellent...

Did you know about this feature? Learn all about Bar Settings and how you can adjust them here.

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