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Jump to new posts Re: Le chant de ces violons by Joe -PG Music @ 2 minutes 21 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Chris37I want to thank PG Music Staff : Deryk, Joe and Ember for their kind comments. Christian No problem Christian! We look forward to hear more from you!
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Jump to new posts Re: Spellbound with ScottC by Joe -PG Music @ 3 minutes 14 seconds ago

Hey Robertkc, this was swell! Good choice of instruments here and very easy to listen to. The drum beat specifically is quite crunchy and good use of effects on the vocals. Well done!
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Jump to new posts Re: A Shadow In The Dark by Joe -PG Music @ 5 minutes 45 seconds ago

Hi Al-David, what a marvelous piece I might say! I found this very easy to listen and I dig the overall timbres. Definitely has that tension and release a soundtrack piece would call for. Thanks for sharing!
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Jump to new posts Re: Will goes to Bollywood by Joe -PG Music @ 7 minutes 55 seconds ago

Well done Will! This sounds very full and found the rhythm is easy to follow. Thoroughly enjoyed the strings to harmonize everything, and it sounds quite authentic!
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Jump to new posts Re: Anyone here use EZMix2 from Toontrack? by jford @ 13 minutes 15 seconds ago

Quote:You only have two knobs to adjust two settings. I suspect that if it were much more than this, they would have to market it as Not-so-easy Mix.
Jump to new posts Re: YOU PEOPLE ARE DOING GREAT--Thanksgiving Message by David Snyder @ 13 minutes 20 seconds ago

Ha ha ha!!! Ah, Steve... Happy Thanksgiving dude!!
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Jump to new posts Re: Band-in-a-Box® - Freezing Tracks by Icelander @ 21 minutes 13 seconds ago

More reasons - Shots, Rests & Holds: 1. Using holds & shots often will affect the soloist, so that it instead of actually soloing over those bars, it goes along with the rest into shots & holds (which is rarely what you'd want). Solution: Generate the soloist before you enter the Chords Options for the SRH (shots/rests/holds), then freeze Soloist and now adjust SRH for the other tracks (see/hear for instance my "Modern Mozart" in Showcase where I've done precisely this).
Jump to new posts Re: Thanksgiving.... by Pat Marr @ 22 minutes 28 seconds ago

And of course, don't forget to let the bird chill a while before cooking...
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Jump to new posts Re: Outstanding Contemporary Jazz Piano by Aud10 @ 36 minutes 4 seconds ago

Wow! That's excellent. Thanks for sharing.
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Jump to new posts Groove Monkey Black Friday sale by BlueAttitude @ 58 minutes 18 seconds ago

All of their midi drum loop packs are on sale for %50 off, which comes to $9.95. They work with quite a few different platforms, including EZDrummer2. I think I'll probably get a few, I already have their blues sets which are pretty good.
Jump to new posts Re: Article: The History of Play-A-Long (and More) by Cerio @ 59 minutes 34 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Callie - PG MusicI came across this JazzTimes article, published today, called The History of Play-A-Long (and More), which highlights how technology has "blown the options for interaction music education wide open" in the last 50 years - and they mention Band-in-a-Box®! Check it out! That was an interesting read, thank you!
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Jump to new posts Re: Mac OS Mojave by dylanw @ Today at 07:08 AM

Originally Posted By: KeithRIf you rebuild your song lists then you will lose the sort order. No fix has been announced for this yet in BIAB 2017 (and one may not be made available). Not sure about 2018. I’ve had the same issue since MacOS 10.13, which introduced the APFS file system. My workaround was to create an HFS+ disk image and keep my Song folder on that.
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Jump to new posts Re: Remade Boots (Instrumental) by Deryk - PG Music @ Today at 07:07 AM

Nice work on this one! Love the groove, and the energy behind this tune. It flows flawlessly well, and all the instruments do a great job of complimenting one another. The kind of tune I can imagine sounds unreal live. Thanks for sharing
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Jump to new posts Re: God will leave a light on by David Snyder @ Today at 06:59 AM

Dave Man, This is a great. I have noticed that over the years, I would say the last 2 in particular, the "core group" of posters--who have been so kind as to share their musical gifts with us for free--have been improving their songs and increasing their chops at a fairly dizzying rate. I think it is because everyone has been trying so hard to put their "game face on" that a higher level of passion and enthusiasm for the music has been created. So, when I listen to a song
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Jump to new posts Re: The Destination by David Snyder @ Today at 06:43 AM

Great song Tommy! I love these lines: The road will tell you when you’re done It’s easier to get where you’re going If you know where you come from Awesome!
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Jump to new posts Re: The Next Big Thing - co-write w/ Greg Johnson by David Snyder @ Today at 06:38 AM

Really great job all of you folks! This is a very uplifting song with beautiful lyrics and a beautiful sound. Great job all around!!
Jump to new posts Re: ASCAP Rant by SandraMcG @ Today at 06:18 AM

Guitarhacker I work in Raleigh and live in Durham. One of the reasons that I left RIAA is the job kept me on the road most of the time and I was ready to start a family. My government job doesn't involve any travel, but I have twin toddlers and another child on the way so I don't have a lot of time to invest but will consider getting involved. I already knew from my lurking that a lot of you guys live in this area.
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Originally Posted By: MountainSideA very interesting article for least to us Midi-ots! While I'm appreciative of his approach and potential results, I not sure I have the patience to wade through dynamics, expressions, cross fades etc on a note by note basis. Seems one would be stuck on a single song for a very long time and creativity would die a slow death along the road to technical perfection. Jeff Hi Jeff, This is a good article but I think it is a little misleading for the
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Jump to new posts Re: New Song - I Love You (I Do) by Crossroads @ Today at 06:15 AM

Hi Steve, this is the first song of yours I had the great pleasure to listen to. I love it, I do ! It's got an incredible loit of soul and your voice and the way you use it are terrifiv. Love the sound, too. A great thing! Cheers, Stefan
Jump to new posts Re: Truefire by SandraMcG @ Today at 06:03 AM

I've been using Truefire to learn guitar and like it a lot.
Jump to new posts Re: looking for Backing Tracks Producer by JoanneCooper @ Today at 05:14 AM

Hi Sven I would be interested. Please send me an email on Joanne at joannecooper dot co dot za (Substitute “at” and “dot” and spaces)
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Jump to new posts Re: Atlanta by Crossroads @ Today at 04:33 AM

Tommy, what a nice tune, love that catchy chorus.Might happen that I'm going to hum it for the rest of the day. Love it. All the best, Stefan
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Jump to new posts Re: So Beautiful by Crossroads @ Today at 04:26 AM

Hi Noel, the song title is a true characterization of the song itself: It's so beautiful. Very touching music and lyrics. I agree with everything that's been said by the other forum members - what a treat. Cheers, Stefan
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Jump to new posts Re: Day Out by Crossroads @ Today at 03:59 AM

A very nice tune, musician17. I especially love the way you integrated the sax solo. Cheers, Stefan
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I gathered as much. I really should have joined in with the wishlist enthusiasts over the last months. I'm sure something will be there to get us all going. Mal.
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Article: The History of Play-A-Long (and More)

We came across this JazzTimes article, published today, called The History of Play-A-Long (and More), which highlights how technology has "blown the options for interaction music education wide open" in the last 50 years - and they mention Band-in-a-Box®!

Check it out! Click here to read...

Band-in-a-Box® - Freezing Tracks

Like what you hear in Band-in-a-Box®? Make sure to Freeze the track(s) or song! Once frozen, it won't be regeneraged or change when you play it again - and your choice isn't final, since you can unfreeze them just as easily:
-press the blue snowflake button within the track name of the mixer window
-press the blue snowflake button within the expanded toolbar of the program (Ctrl + T will swap between the two toolbar views), and select the track(s)

Note: If you want to force Band-in-a-Box® to generate tracks without adjusting the Freeze settings, hold down the Shift key as you press the [Generate and Play] button (the fly-by hint will remind you of that) or choose the menu command Play | Play Special | Generate (even if tracks are frozen).

To learn more about freezing your Band-in-a-Box® tracks or songs, visit Chapter 5: Playing Songs | Freezing tracks of our Online Manual.

With Band-in-a-Box®, Making Music Has Never Been Easier!

We came across this recent post, Music Making Software: Record, Edit, Create and Share Your Own Songs, which includes Band-in-a-Box® in their list of software you'll need to record and edit your own songs!

One of our favourite products, and one that doesn’t seem to come up much in discussions about music making software, is Band-In-A-Box from PG Music. This is probably the longest established and certainly one of the most popular music making software packages of all time. Already packed with features, the latest version has added functions that in our opinion make this an essential buy for musicians in any genre, for keyboard players, guitarists, singers, in fact any musician looking for an outstanding tool to make the most of their creative ideas.

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.

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