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Jump to new posts Re: Old Ways Of Forgetting (co-write w/ Bud Merritt) by Tangmo @ 3 minutes 18 seconds ago

Beautiful piece. Pictorial lyric, sung with melancholy. Even Janice is down there near the bottom of her range. Just great. Loved it when the EP came in, sparse and tinkly and adding just that bit of empty brightness. Like a just finished book and half a fifth of Gin. Or something like that. Hugely enjoyed here.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: New Laptop, thinnish sound- not much bass by Rob Helms @ 5 minutes 15 seconds ago

There are two thing I see here one is if you mix music using a bass enhancement setting then the music will sound thin to anyone else playing it on their systems. This is because you are mixing with a “color” music palette that will not exist elsewhere. Secondly the heart and soul of any music studio is the device that interfaces between the DAW software and the output equipment I.e. speakers or headphones. This piece of the puzzle is vital. I would never rely on a internal sound chip, nor
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Jump to new posts Re: "REAL SOON" by Tangmo @ 12 minutes 19 seconds ago

That's some nice punchy jazz. Short and tight and upbeat. I hope you make it to the coast "real soon" but until then, this is a really nice post-card.
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Jump to new posts Re: Guitar and Orchestra by Tangmo @ 16 minutes 58 seconds ago

A very interesting relaxing, yet cerebral ride. I like the way it rocks back and forth between major and minor tonalities, sometimes from the same same root chord. At least that's the way I'm parsing it as a beginner. And lands on an "up" feel. I wasn't all that crazy about the cello in my right ear on the phones. Probably not an issue on monitors/speakers. It might have been better had the strings taken the full spread and the cello shared closer to the middle...but maybe the ve
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Jump to new posts Re: I Regret by Tangmo @ 30 minutes 25 seconds ago

Just beautiful. Lovely mature theme delivered with great grace. The band is just right and the mix is very good on the phones at mid volume. Thanks for posting this thinking man's country.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Print out by Noel96 @ 49 minutes 42 seconds ago

Hi Steve, Have a look at the image below. In Lead Sheet options, there are a few things to try. When I tried having the settings shown, chords and bars were printed. That sounds like it will do the job for you. Regards, Noel
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Originally Posted By: mbsmikeI got my download email today. Upon downloading the installer Windows Defender came up with a message window strongly suggesting to not run the installer??? It says it is malicious. Has anyone experienced this? Flipped me out for sure. Mike I did not get that message. I would contact Spitfire Audio and tell them what happened. It may be a false positive or their server got infected.
Best of YouTube
Jump to new posts Re: Are You Happy - Yohan by VideoTrack @ 56 minutes 5 seconds ago

This genius is 17 years old and composing some of the most remarkable contemporary material. Do I think he is going places?
Off-Topic
Jump to new posts Happy Birthday Ember - PG Music by VideoTrack @ Today at 06:53 AM

Well, the title says it all. Happy Birthday!
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
Jump to new posts Re: Chord Chart Timeline Improvement by VideoTrack @ Today at 06:49 AM

I agree that much better visual indications on that timeline would be a big improvement. (Also, does it need to show every part marker? E.g. If some items were optional, it would make for a cleaner and more readable display, especially cursor position) +1
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Realtrack Soloist Medleys? by Gordon S @ Today at 06:42 AM

Ohh ... now that's odd! I realiosed that the first solo appeared not clarinet as I'd expected, but a saxophone, so I clicked on the soloists track on the mixer, opened the RealTracks picker, then the Medley dialog. Only one instrument! Just the clarinet and in the first chorus when the track plays nothing. And yet, the middle choruses are playing solos as I'd expected ... from where? I can solo the soloist track on the mixer and the soloists definitely play there. There are no tags on the no
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Jump to new posts Melodist Error by iNomis @ Today at 06:05 AM

I just purchased BIAB Mac 2020 and have upgraded to version 412 and reinstalled a few times to check this issue. When I use the Melodist and choose several of the styles, I get an error that an ST2 file cannot be found when i click OK. Example: use style 166 and I get an error that MelRkMOR.ST2 not found. I also noticed in a video, the Windows version has options to show of hide the NA/not available styles. Should I be getting this error? The styles not found are nowhere on my drives. Karl
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Jump to new posts Re: Ringo’s 80th by Deryk - PG Music @ Today at 06:04 AM

Wow - thanks for sharing! Got it bookmarked for later, and I know some other people who'd appreciate seeing this. And definitely agree about his age - had I not known, wouldn't guess he was 80.
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Jump to new posts Re: Need help setting up audio for my laptop by leif1000 @ Today at 05:40 AM

Thank you everyone for your help. I found that I had to disable the sound devices on my laptop that I wasn't using. This eliminated the problem of the popup coming up over and over again. As for the recording input problems with my piano, I'm still working on being able to actually hear my live playing on the piano while I'm recording over the BIAB song.
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Jump to new posts Re: SVALBARD by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 05:28 AM

Stunning photography and backing track. Impressive work by you and your son.. Hope to see and hear more from you soon.
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Jump to new posts Re: WHAT I BELIEVE by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 05:25 AM

like the lyrics and your vocals. The band for this worked and everything comes together really well and I'm sure I'll be back for more listens.
Deutsches Band-in-a-Box User Forum
Das komplette Band-in-a-Box 2020 Windows-Handbuch auf Deutsch ist ab sofort mit dem neuesten Patch verfügbar! https://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/languagesupport/deutsch2020.exe
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Jump to new posts Re: Time Passes (Peter on guitar) by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 05:20 AM

For me, this is simply one of your best. I like everything about it. Peter's guitar is tasteful and the perfect tone for the song. Vocals, harmonies are spot on. And Bud, you must have been watching the perfect sunset while writing the lyrics.... whatever set the mood, it worked... Enjoyed this from start to finish. Great write, performance, arrangement and production.
PowerTracks Pro Audio
Jump to new posts Re: Saving midi file Problem by rharv @ Today at 04:47 AM

Maybe email it to support. See if they see anything. Or post it somewhere for others to try.
PowerTracks Pro Audio
Roland Integra-7 (60K) Created by Larry Kehl (converted from Sonar .ins), at the link provided, will work with PT. There is actually a second one there.
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
Jump to new posts Re: Time Signature Change Recommendation by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 04:40 AM

Yes, good suggestion. Plus One.
UserTracks (and other add-ons)
Jump to new posts Re: Does a contemporary jazz soloist template exist? by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 04:29 AM

Here is a link to another thread that you may find beneficial where Andrew from PG Music demonstrates a tutorial using the silence feature and also explains it being a better option regarding it does a natural, smooth solo ending rather than the abrupt cut off endings sometimes produced with using the F5 Mute. https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=605625#Post605625
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
Dzjang, with a lot of effort, you have put together quite exactly where BiaB has problems. As a double bass player, I've been concerned for a long time about the program's somewhat neglected approach to jazz bass accompaniment. And I am quite impressed with your own style files.
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Bass guitar audio to MIDI by Fivehands @ Today at 02:28 AM

Haven't used BIAB much in the last couple of years. I'm way back on version 2014. Been discovering some new generative tools in the meantime. I like the Audiofier Riffendium series, I bought the first Riffendium when it came out and also got the 2nd heavy guitar offering. I skipped versions 3, 4 and 5, the styles just weren't for me. Their most recent offering is 6 which is funky guitars, which is quite good. At the same time they came out with Riffendium Bass, and it's mostly funky bass,
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Jump to new posts Re: Independence Day by musician17 @ Today at 02:00 AM

Thanks Hans - I'm glad you liked it!
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PG Music News
Video - Entering More Than 4 Chords Per Bar in Band-in-a-Box!

One of our latest support videos created by Tobin shows off a great workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar in your Band-in-a-Box song, using a combination of half-time and normal RealTracks - check it out!

Video Testimonial - Dennis Dearing Talks Band-in-a-Box®

Dennis remembers Band-in-a-Box® from years ago, but his connection to Mike Harrison and hearing him talk about the RealTracks is what really got him excited about the program!

Hear his thoughts and see how he uses the Band-in-a-Box® VST DAW Plugin for his projects with his Video Testimonial:

https://youtu.be/WqmtoxfJwDw

It's been a great addition to my workflow!
-Dennis Dearing

To learn more about Dennis, check out his testimonial page here.

You can create your own video testimonial letting people know how you use the program too! Learn how here.

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

Dodaliśmy ponad 50 nowych funkcji do Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Są udoskonalenia ścieżek RealTracks (Delikatniej brzmiące wokale RealTracks, Pogrubianie RealTracks, funkcja "Znajdź odmianę" dla RealTracks i MultiRiffów). Większość RealDrums ma teraz RealCharts (z dokładną Notacją Bębnów). Jest nowa Przeglądarka Artystów RealTracks umożliwiające znalezienie informacji/biografii/linków/listy ścieżek RealTracks dla wszystkich artystów. Nowa Przeglądarka Funkcji pozwala nowym lub "zapominalskim" użytkownikom na łatwe znalezienie i użycie większości funkcji/skrótów/dokumentów z poziomu jednego okna. Funkcja Wyrównaj Tempo pozwala na zmianę utworu nagranego w rytmie rubato i dostosowanie go do ustalonego tempa. Udoskonalono funkcje rozciągania brzmień audio w czasie/wysokości dźwięku (Elastique). Są też udoskonalenia opcji Wybory Utworu, automatycznych wstępów na Basie/Bębnach lub tylko samych bębnach (Auto-Intros), dodano 3,400 tytułów, są udoskonalenia w zakresie MusicXML, mamy widok dla gitarzysty "Leworęcznego" oraz "Widok dla ucznia" przy grze na gitarze, udoskonalenia opcji Przeciągnij i Upuść, multi-okna wyświetlającego Magika Audio Akordów i wiele innych poprawek!

ZAKUP/UAKTUALNIJ & POBIERZ TERAZ!

Add-ons Special EXTENDED! Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2...

There's still time to SAVE when you SUPERCHARGE your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition with 200 new RealStyles with Xtra Styles PAK 9, and 100 NEW Loops & 50 NEW Styles with Loops-with-Style PAK 2!!

We've EXTENDED our special until JULY 15TH!

Xtra Styles PAK 9 includes deep-south New Orleans gospel, a country soul groove, a psychedelic pop ballad, action-sequence cinematic metal, a Cajun jaw harp boogie, post-punk folk rock, quarter-feel jazz blues, several modern jazz styles, a modern Celtic folk reel, multiple 6/8 grooves, and so much more! There's a MultiStyle in every genre, and our biggest MultiStyle has a total of ten substyles! Add it to your collection today for just $29 (reg. $49)!

Loops-with-Style PAK 2 includes 50 new Styles & 100 new Loops to add to your Band-in-a-Box® collection! There are two new genres: gospel and funk, and we've added to the selection for electronic, hip hop, jazz, pop, R&B, rock, and world! Purchase Loops-with-Style PAK 2 on sale for only $19 (reg. $29)!

Already have a few of our Xtra Styles PAKs? Top up now - each of our 9 Xtra Styles PAKs are just $29 (reg. $49)! Don't have any, and want them ALL? Grab all during our sale for just $199 (reg. $349)!

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box and listen to demos here.

More information on Loops-with-Style PAKs can be found here.

Mac user? Click here for OS specific purchase links.

DAW Plugin FAQs Resource!

We've added a new Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ to our FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum - make sure you check it out!

This is where we'll be sharing any solutions we discover for frequent problems reported while working through our DAW Plugin tech support.

Like this post from Andrew: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A.
Click here for the solution.

Windows user? Click here for your forum links.

Add-ons Special Almost Over! Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2...

There's still time to SAVE when you SUPERCHARGE your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition with 200 new RealStyles with Xtra Styles PAK 9, and 100 NEW Loops & 50 NEW Styles with Loops-with-Style PAK 2!!

We've EXTENDED our special until JULY 15TH!

Xtra Styles PAK 9 includes deep-south New Orleans gospel, a country soul groove, a psychedelic pop ballad, action-sequence cinematic metal, a Cajun jaw harp boogie, post-punk folk rock, quarter-feel jazz blues, several modern jazz styles, a modern Celtic folk reel, multiple 6/8 grooves, and so much more! There's a MultiStyle in every genre, and our biggest MultiStyle has a total of ten substyles! Add it to your collection today for just $29 (reg. $49)!

Loops-with-Style PAK 2 includes 50 new Styles & 100 new Loops to add to your Band-in-a-Box® collection! There are two new genres: gospel and funk, and we've added to the selection for electronic, hip hop, jazz, pop, R&B, rock, and world! Purchase Loops-with-Style PAK 2 on sale for only $19 (reg. $29)!

Already have a few of our Xtra Styles PAKs? Top up now - each of our 9 Xtra Styles PAKs are just $29 (reg. $49)! Don't have any, and want them ALL? Grab all during our sale for just $199 (reg. $349)!

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box and listen to demos here.

More information on Loops-with-Style PAKs can be found here.

Mac user? Click here for OS specific purchase links.

An Updated Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac is Here!

The latest Band-in-a-Box 2020 update announcement is HUGE!

With this updated version, easily find your (purchased) Xtra Styles PAK 9 RealStyles in the updated StylePicker window, [ctrl] and [shift] shortcut keys will allow you to open your RealDrums picker and preferences windows with one 'click', there are improvements to Bar Based Lyric entry, stable playback of style demos, the UPDATED DAW Plugin is included, and more!

The updated DAW Plugin 2.9.41 adds additional and redesigned action buttons, refined DAW syncing, Chord Sheet enhancements, improvements to MultiRiffs, RealTracks, RealDrums, and MIDI features, and so much more!

We've made a video that highlights all the changes to the DAW Plugin with build 2.9.41: Watch it...

Learn more about the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac b412 and download here.

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