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Jump to new posts Re: Mastering for SoundCloud by David Snyder @ 3 minutes 23 seconds ago

Not true. Yours sound better, Bud.
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Jump to new posts Re: Lost Universe by Deryk - PG Music @ 3 minutes 38 seconds ago

Nice work on this one Love the tone, and as always your playing is top notch. Lots of texture in this one which I lived. Very enthralling to listen to. Thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: Giglio Bianco...new tune by Crossroads @ 4 minutes 10 seconds ago

Very, very nice !!!!
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Jump to new posts Re: New song: "The Santiago Way" by 44kfl @ 5 minutes 33 seconds ago

nice groove, love that piano sound, great guitar solo you should post the lyrics, what I can catch I really like thanks for the back story enjoyed the listen, Kenny
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Jump to new posts Re: Black Widow (Feat: PeterF on guitar) by Crossroads @ 6 minutes 5 seconds ago

Janice, I'm ready to be husband no. 8 - no doubt, I'm your man !!!! Wow, what a wonderful blues tune. I wrote here once that I'm not familiar with country music, but the blues has been my guide for more than 50 years now.And this tune is an especially fine blues song - I just love it. Great vocals, Janice (needless to say) and Bud: You gave the it exactly the arrangement it deserves. Love the lyrics, too !!! And, Peter, you sure know how to use your axe. Again, congratulations on that one !!!
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Jump to new posts Re: Forum Count by 90 dB @ 6 minutes 49 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Callie - PG MusicYou can "hide" different categories (General Discussion, PG Music Product Forums, User-to-User, etc...) by clicking on the little up-arrow on the right of each category title. Excellent! Regards, Bob
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Jump to new posts Re: Forum Count by Callie - PG Music @ 15 minutes 33 seconds ago

You can "hide" different categories (General Discussion, PG Music Product Forums, User-to-User, etc...) by clicking on the little up-arrow on the right of each category title.
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Jump to new posts Re: Outstanding Contemporary Jazz Piano by Deryk - PG Music @ 16 minutes 18 seconds ago

No way!!! I've been listening to Martin/Haywyre's music since around 2011 and have personally met him on a number of occasions. He lives across the water, in Vancouver, B.C. I highly suggest people look into his music further. He is by far the most talented pianist I've met. He is a walking example that electronic music producers are indeed talented. He dabbles in jazz and classical, but primarily is an electronic music musician. He's super nice in person, and very humble. I haven't spoken to
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Jump to new posts Re: New song: "The Santiago Way" by Crossroads @ 18 minutes 30 seconds ago

Skyline, very nice song - love the chorus. Thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: Forum Count by silvertones @ 23 minutes 8 seconds ago

How about the ability tohide the forums we're not interested in seeing?
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Jump to new posts Re: God will leave a light on by Skyline @ 23 minutes 20 seconds ago

Chris/Dave, what a lovely rousing song. Very catchy melody lines fabulously sung. Had me waving my cigarette lighter! (Sorry, is it iPhone now..) John
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Jump to new posts Re: The Genius of Paul McCartney Guitar by Deryk - PG Music @ 23 minutes 47 seconds ago

Great video Another astounding example of how talented Paul McCartney is - thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: Pre-buy iPad info wanted - what do I need? Memory, etc... by jazzmammal @ 28 minutes 25 seconds ago

You don't need an expensive iPad for that kind of thing. I bought an Amazon Fire HD 10 for $149 a few months ago mostly to use as a chart reader on gigs. There are several good ones for Android, I use Fakebook Pro that cost a whopping $3 along with iRealPro. Works great. When people say iPads have many more music apps than Android the question to ask is what kind of music apps are they talking about? Yes, Apple has many more synth and DAW apps plus controller apps for digital mixing boards
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Jump to new posts New song: "The Santiago Way" by Skyline @ 29 minutes 37 seconds ago

Last summer Richard, my songwriting partner, embarked on an incredibly demanding solo adventure (like me, he’s in his late 60s), walking the Camino de Santiago in the North West of Spain, where he covered over 600 miles. Sometimes called The Way of Saint James, the Camino is a network of Christian pilgrimage routes dating back to the Middle Ages and today many people from all over the world follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. Richard wrote the
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Jump to new posts Re: Forum Count by 90 dB @ 31 minutes 32 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: jazzmammalI've said this many times already. Too many forums that overlap the same subject primarily Biab. First the main Biab Windows/Mac forums, the Beginners forum, the SOS forum, the Performance one and now the FAQ one. Nooby's are posting Biab/RB questions all over the place now. When I try to gently tell people they should read the FAQ at the top of each forum before they post I usually get slammed for it like who are you the hall monitor? I'm all about helping no
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Jump to new posts Re: Forum Count by silvertones @ 32 minutes 2 seconds ago

Way too many.Period.
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Jump to new posts Re: Sugestions and improvements 2 by silvertones @ 41 minutes 30 seconds ago

My wish. Leave PT alone.It is the perfect rock solid player for songs created in RealBand.
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Jump to new posts Re: any guitarists play with Parkinson's? by Deryk - PG Music @ 42 minutes 4 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitudeMichael J.Fox has had parkinson's for many years now, and in addition to being an actor he is also a guitarist. He still plays guitar, not sure if he needed to change his technique as a result, but this recent video of him playing with Coldplay shows he can still play: What! I came to see what people had to say on the subject, but I never knew Michael J. Fox played guitar, especially given the severity of his condition. Bravo Mr. Fox.
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Jump to new posts Re: Forum Count by jazzmammal @ 46 minutes 36 seconds ago

I've said this many times already. Too many forums that overlap the same subject primarily Biab. First the main Biab Windows/Mac forums, the Beginners forum, the SOS forum, the Performance one and now the FAQ one. Nooby's are posting Biab/RB questions all over the place now. When I try to gently tell people they should read the FAQ at the top of each forum before they post I usually get slammed for it like who are you the hall monitor? I'm all about helping nooby's but some should be instruc
Songwriting
Jump to new posts Re: Monthly or Bi-Monthly Collabs, Anyone? by Tano Music @ Today at 07:16 AM

I tried to do this a while back, for a particular track I had. It didn't work out, I wasn't able to make the right forum connections, but I think it is a great idea! Looking forward to collabs that come out of this!
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Jump to new posts Re: Quality vs creative Variety question. by Tano Music @ Today at 07:14 AM

I keep a WIP folder: "works in process". Some of them are really good ideas, but I don't have the skill, talent, resources, etc. to 'realize' them (make the idea 'real'), so some are destined to stay in that folder. Some of the things in that folder are partial really good ideas, but not enough to create a whole (like a song with a great hook, but nothing else; or a song that needs a lyric, but I could never put a correct one together). Sometimes I go back and resurrect older work, a
Styles and RealTracks Wishlist
Jump to new posts New RealTracks by JEisen @ Today at 06:53 AM

I've been a user of BIAB for a long time now. I would really like to see some styles created for Traditional Black Gospel, like Mahalia Jackson, Marlon Williams, the Caravans, Albertina Walker, Alex Bradford...etc. Also would like to see more styles for Old Southern Gospel such as the Statesmen Quartet, Blackwoods, The Rebels, Cathedral Quartet. This would be awesome if you could do this. These are lost styles that would be great to be brought back. I work in a church setting and would love to
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Jump to new posts RealTracks by JEisen @ Today at 06:46 AM

I've been a user of BIAB for a long time now. I would really like to see some styles created for Traditional Black Gospel, like Mahalia Jackson, Marlon Williams, the Caravans, Albertina Walker, Alex Bradford...etc. Also would like to see more styles for Old Southern Gospel such as the Statesmen Quartet, Blackwoods, The Rebels, Cathedral Quartet. This would be awesome if you could do this. These are lost styles that would be great to be brought back. I work in a church setting and would love to
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Jump to new posts Re: CMA show 2018 by Guitarhacker @ Today at 06:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Samuel DavisOriginally Posted By: GuitarhackerThe closest to country they came was Chris Stapleton. I had to take the dog out and when I came back in I think it was a group called Midland doing a pretty hot and faithful cover of EastBound and Down in a tribute to Burt Reynolds. The channel was changed shortly thereafter. Midland is a great group I believe from Texas. They are one of the few more traditionally based acts out there right now. Yep... I caught the tail
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Jump to new posts Re: God will leave a light on by BlueAttitude @ Today at 06:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Tano MusicDave (and Chris), really well-done, inspirational ballad. Dave, I think you did a great job creating a full-bodied track, and your modest guitar work supports and adds, doesn't take away, from Chris' vocal. Top-notch backing track...I liked that cymbal effect at the end! Great collaborative work! Yes, I believe in the less is more approach when it comes to a guitarist backing up a singer. Vocal is always the star. Thanks for the listen and comments!
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The Download Manager - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

The "Download Manager" within Band-in-a-Box® for Windows is a great tool to confirm or help with the installation of your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows program!

What does the Download Manager do?
Automatically installs Band-in-a-Box® content (RealTracks, RealDrums, etc.) in the background, so you don't have to sit there the whole time! It can also confirm that you've completely installed your purchase.

How do you use it?
Within the program, go to Help | Utilities | Run Download/Install Manager now. Using your activation code, the program will analyze the installation folders, and list anything that still needs to be downloaded and installed.

Learn more about the Download Manager with this tutorial, or check out the topic within the Online Manual.

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Online Manual - Chord List & Shortcuts

Visit the Chord List of our Online Manual, and you'll see all the chords that can be used within the program! The list includes a few Tricky Chords and Shortcut Chords that you may find useful too!

Tricky Chords:
C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

Shortcut Chords
If you enter a lot of songs, you will appreciate these shortcut keys.
J = Maj7
H = m7b5 (H stands for Half diminished)
D = dim
S = 7sus

There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

Video Request Answered - Creating Intros, Bridges, and Endings in Band-in-a-Box®

Check out the newest support video created by Kent that explains how to create intros, bridges, and endings in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to view...

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker Feature

If you have a folder of songs that you'd always like easy access to within Band-in-a-Box, make sure you familiarize yourself with The SongPicker feature, which access the folder that you choose and lock it to!

Access the SongPicker by clicking on the [Song] button next to the title of the song within the main screen of Band-in-a-Box. The first time the SongPicker is opened, you can choose the folder to use to create the list by selecting [Change] and navigating to your preferred directory. Once chosen, select [OK - Make Song List], and Band-in-a-Box does the rest... the next time you click on [Song], you'll be taken directly to your preferred folder!

Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

Just Launched - The FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum!

If you have a question (or questions!) about Band-in-a-Box®, PowerTracks, RealBand®, or any other PG Music Inc. product - whether it be technical support or pre-sales, there's now an easy one-stop spot to find the answer - our FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum!

Don't want to read through the 600+ posts? Use the Search FAQ option, and you can choose your key search terms to locate the topic and answer you're looking for!

Common pre-sales questions about our products, ordering, and delivery:
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There's even a Request New FAQs forum, if you didn't see your question answered anywhere!

Over 190 Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

Today's the day we say "Happy Birthday" to Adolphe Sax, the creator of the Saxophone!
(Adolphe was born November 6, 1814 - 32 years later he patended his saxophone creation!)

We have more than 190 Saxophone RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box with the following RealTracks Sets - review the complete list here.

Check our our Saxophonist programs for Windows:
The Jazz Saxophonist
The Rock Saxophonist

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box®!

Here's some of the amazing feedback we've received lately, from program users just like you!

Arthritic fingers means I find it very difficult to play anything. This program is amazing - and it does use real musicians!
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The power of this program is just unbelievable! It's been a best kept secret for a couple of decades now. A song writer's dream!
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This band can practice any time of day ...LOL
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Band-in-a-Box works so simple you could teach a child to do it within minutes - the RealTracks are amazing. Doing an album as we speak. I challenge you to give it a try. I am 60 years old and even though I've played 50 years, I am no engineer. But as a song writer I needed some effective tools to create quality production of my work. This is IT! It's as easy as typing and filling in the blanks. The instructional videos allow you to change settings while watching the pro. I myself purchased every "RealTrack" I could get... Take it from me, don't let this overwhelm you. It is absolutely a writer and solo artist dream!
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Best part of Band-in-a-Box is that it saves me having to program drums, the Real Drummer part of the software is brilliant and natural sounding. I then layer real instruments with guys from my band. As a songwriter, Band-in-a-Box has saved me so much time it's ridiculous.
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Been a BIAB man since '92, such a comprehensive source for music making! So much more to offer than "loops", it allows actual music composition to be realized. Evolve from harmonic ignorance and find out what REAL music is made of!
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A must for any musician who wants to improve on his own, or to share his musical ideas in a professional high quality rendition.. You just play with the best musicians and that's great ♪ :)
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I use Band in a Box all the time. I couldn't be more pleased. It's easy to use and it sounds super-big time!
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An excellent tool for generating backing tracks. Saves me hours of MIDI programming. Combines the best of MIDI and live audio samples.
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