Latest Topics | Latest Posts | Unanswered Posts Past 24 hrs | 48 hrs | 7 days | 30 days
Forum   Subject
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
charlie. respectfully i have concerns about useing a standalone hardware multitracker. based on past experience. as follows. (correct me if i'm wrong.) some potential issues that have concerned me each time ive considered buying one lately. 1. will it last ?? in days of yore i had a little multitrack unit i would take on holiday with me for getting rough song ideas down. i had a part failure at one point. the cost of repair wasnt worth it. which brings me to point 2. 2. parts availability in c
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: A Definite Maybe by Dero13 @ Today at 01:17 PM

Hello Al-David, Very well done instrumental. I didn't see any unpleasant interferences. I am amazed at the time you devote to complete your project. (speed). It's pleasant. What more. Kindly regard Dero13, alias JaniJackFlash
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Jump to new posts Re: The (fairly) recent KORG Arrangers kbd line by Icelander @ Today at 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By: TRYUKHi Icelander, I just noticed this post, though it is an old one. I assume that by now you have made a choice about Korg Arrangers.I have, yes, but perhaps not quite in the way you might expect, for as things turned out I actually ended up not getting a Korg at all but a Roland (E-A7)! Now, this wasn't really the plan, I'll admit, but I started this whole search a good while ago and in between "something happened" on a rather global scale that changed everyth
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: Please, Come back Home by Dero13 @ Today at 01:11 PM

Hello tuneMonger, I was pleased to read your encouraging comment. It is true that it is a particular style which does not necessarily appeal to a majority of people but as a user of Biab I try to show that this wonderful tool adapts to all styles. Thanks again. Kindly regard Dero13 alias JaniJackFlash
Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: BIAB Files structure ? by Pipeline @ Today at 12:25 PM

You could read the current style database in the Style Picker by Actions > Copy List to Clipboard C:\bb\Data\StyleListTabDelimited.Txt or C:\bb\Data\stylz1.bin StyleListTabDelimited.Txt Code:Name Type TSig EvSw Tempo Long Name Genre Group Date Set# #Instr #substyles Other Genres ->Debug Order* GenScore Priority RDsub RTsub Fav Rec nr NA Pack 8/16 Instruments =POPPLTS R 4/4 ev8 140 Pop Piano Lite Solo Piano Ballad Pop 20 2009/12 RT 70 2 2 Piano Ballad,Air,Celtic,Country Ballad,Worship
Band-in-a-Box VST and Pro Tools/AAX DAW Plugin (Windows)
Jump to new posts Re: cubase 10.5 pro crashes by Pipeline @ Today at 12:05 PM

It sounds like it could be the Creative card. Another thing to try is this with Voicemeeter
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
Jump to new posts Re: Poly chords by Jim Fogle @ Today at 11:51 AM

Thank you for the response Matt.
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: The turn I had to make, a Blues by dani48 @ Today at 10:58 AM

Hi, Hans !:)) What a wonderful tune so masterfully done in every aspect ! My congrats ! Cheers Dani
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Hello Howard B, Welcome to the forum and (soon) to Band-in-a-Box or BiaB for short. Did you order the Mac or Windows version of Band-in-a-Box? There are differences between the two programs so the information is useful when we are answering questions. Also, make sure to create an account with PG Music and register your product. Registration provides you with the security of online access to installation files and makes you eligible for reduced pricing during PG Music sale events. Both versi
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: Vocal Analyzer Where Can I Find It? by Jim Fogle @ Today at 10:05 AM

Hogman, Welcome to the forum and to Band-in-a-Box (BiaB). As you suspected. the Vocal Wizard is an exclusive feature to BiaB for Windows. BiaB for Mac does not have a comparable wizard. The BiaB for Windows Vocal Wizard analyzes the midi notes of all or part of a song file and uses that information to determine what song key is best for male or female bass, baritone, tenor or soprano voice. The feature is accessed in BiaB for Windows by selecting: Window > Lyrics > Vocal Wizard. A f
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: New Video: Heck, I Was Just Dreaming by Crossroads @ Today at 09:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Scott CTens all around. Loved the tune and another very cool video. Love your work. Hi Scott, I really appreciate the very kind words you found for our stuff - thanks a lot. Take care, Stefan
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts UnMix:Drums Plugin $169 US by Jim Fogle @ Today at 08:52 AM

A few people have mentioned they wished RealDrums stereo tracks were available as individual instrument tracks so they can be remixed as needed. +++ Unmix:Drums +++, +++ Audio examples in blog +++ and +++ Overview +++ is a plugin with multiple internal effects that claims to be able to (1) bring an existing drum mix closer to the front or more toward the rear in an existing mix and (2) highlight the different drum elements within a mix. UNMIX:DRUMS uses Pace iLok protection and is availab
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: Fun With Fishin by CaptainMoto @ Today at 08:49 AM

"Not Looking For Advise"? You need some............ Keep doing what your doing.....ha ha ha ha. That was one bizarre video that was elevated by the music. Excellent guitar work!
User Showcase
Jump to new posts Re: Un jour, nous partirons by CaptainMoto @ Today at 08:35 AM

You've made this feel very intimated, very nice for this song. Well done!
User Showcase
Hmmm, It's got a good Regaee beat but.......... Sounds like some of the instruments are bouncing back and forth L/R. That made it hard for me to enjoy.
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
There are some very good ideas in this thread about what should be local. Also, the count-in really needs to read the number of beats in the first bar, also mentioned here and elsewhere with unanimous support. +1
Jump to new posts Re: My YouTube Video: How to Use BIAB for Songwriting by Charlie Fogle @ Today at 05:00 AM

I enjoyed watching the video as I'm always interested in how others use this great program. Like MarioD, "Going through the styles trying to find the perfect backing track is how I have spend hundreds of hours! But it was time well spent." although sometimes I've managed to 'lose' my original song idea completely doing that... I thought your original guitar piece was quite nice and it would have been interesting to see how your song would have worked had you imported the audio into
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Plugin Dialog Window Disappear when minimized by Pipeline @ Today at 04:06 AM

So if you took the "extra videocard" out, does that mean you have another or is it the onboard video you are using ? If you are using another videocard and have an onboard video that could be it ??? and onboard video can have two outputs, VGA & DVI or HDMI that you can extend the desktop with.
Forum des Utilisateurs Français de Band-in-a-Box
Jump to new posts Re: Band in a box pistes audio by Daniel Donval @ Today at 03:53 AM

En fait j'ai mal transcrit ce que j'ai voulu dire. Le choix des pistes soliste/mélodie, c'est pour du MIDI. En ce qui concerne l'Audio: . Sélectionner le bouton Enregistrer Audio dans la barre d'outils, puis cocher "Overdub audio sous-jacent". . Cocher cette case permet d'enregistrer une autre prise audio sans écraser l'audio enregistré existant. Ce processus peut être appliqué plusieurs fois. Je ne sais pas si celà répond à ta question. Tiens moi au courant, Daniel
Best of YouTube
Jump to new posts Yohan has a a rather Sunny drumming day by VideoTrack @ Today at 03:27 AM

Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh
Hi there, I just updated to Band in a box for Mac, Megapack option. What can I do to see only the styles, RealTracks an RealDrum I actually have on my hard disk ? I keep updating my styles list, but Band in a box still shows me styles and tracks that, when I choose them, generate a yellow message saying the track was not found. ` For example, I chose the m_cwalzSL style, but it only plays the midi piano and the drums --> what's the use then ? I tried to bypass this problem by selecting i
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Poly Chords by tonnie @ Today at 01:56 AM

Thanks Matt! I have put it on the wish list.
Originally Posted By: Jim FogleI ran across a August, 2020 video on Facebook that details many of the the changes made to Cakewalk by Bandlab in the two years since it started out from its Sonar beginnings. The video is a little over 3 minutes and has no audio! You can see it +++ HERE +++ The really good thing is even with all the updates and bug fixes if you have a good understanding of Sonar it usually still applies. I have a Sonar X2 Power User book and I regularly look up stuff in t
I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube
Jump to new posts Re: My YouTube Video: How to Use BIAB for Songwriting by Pipeline @ Yesterday at 09:39 PM

Quote:Do you have a video testimonial that you would like to share? Contact us at Thanks !
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: Vocal correction plugin? by dcuny @ Yesterday at 09:38 PM

I really like Waves Tune, but there are a number of caveats: It can't run stand-alone, but has to run in a DAW. Melodyne has a stand-alone version.It doesn't play nice with RealBand. So if you use RealBand, don't bother with it.In requires an instance of ReWire running on one of the tracks to synchronize it with the DAW. This isn't a big deal at all, but it's one of those "you need to read the manual" things that can trip you up.The UI is really small. However, Waves 12 supports large
Page 2 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
PG Music News
The Guitar & Piano Chord Dictionary Programs

Happy National Dictionary Day!*

Head to our Other Windows Software page to find programs like PowerTracks, GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country, Video Guitar Lessons, and more!

Scroll down and you'll find our Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary programs. Each Chord Dictionary allows you to choose a root note to select the chord you want to learn, and it will be displayed on-screen with either the piano keyboard or the guitar fretboard!

In the Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary you can change the sounds within the Settings window, whether it be the Root note or the Chord, and it doesn't even have to be a guitar or piano! Looking through the options, there's various piano choices, guitar choices, organ, etc. - but you can also choose more unique sounds like the tuba, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and more!

*October 16th

Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial by C. Dan Roberts

Our latest Video Testimonial comes from C. Dan Roberts, and his enthusiasm for Band-in-a-Box® is inspiring!

Watch the video...

Do you have a video testimonial that you would like to share? Contact us at

Visit C. Dan Roberts testimonial page here.

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

Today* is National Train Your Brain Day!

You can definitely do that with Band-in-a-Box®

Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access.

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games (Pitch Invasion is my favorite!), access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu (like Trade 4s, woodshed tempo, etc.), and more!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Windows Online Manual: Practice Window
Mac Online Manual: Tools, Wizards, Tutors, and Fun

*October 13

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Updates for Windows & Mac!

We've just released FREE Updates for both Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows & Mac program users!

With the latest update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows, you can now choose the "Save Exact Chord Text" checkbox to the Save XML dialog, there are VST feature updates, Audio Chord Wizard enhancements, updated program messages, we've applied fixes to an assortment of user-reported issues, and the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 Update has been added too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 734 and download it here.

The newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac update also includes VST feature updates, as well as RealTracks & RealDrums Picker enhancements, smoother 'tabbing' between dialog windows, and additional fixes applied to an assortment of user-reported issues. If you missed adding the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 update from September, it will be added with this update too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 420 and download it here.

Video - How to Transpose a Region of a Band-in-a-Box® Song

Want to learn how to transpose just one chorus of your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Check out our latest video, shared to the I want a video that shows me how to... forum:

Band-in-a-Box® - What People Are Saying...

Wow, check out the latest feedback from Band-in-a-Box® users!

"I have one song I've been torturing over to get the sound right for quite some time and I merely keyed in the chords and what BB generated is awesome. Just what I hoped that song would sound like. What had taken me months to get right (and couldn't), the program could do in about an hour - AMAZING!"

"Great Ear Training Exercises! And I love that that you can set the tempo to whatever you choose. It's great for learning a tune!"

"A very good and easy to use musical program!"

"It's amazingly easy to use! Write a song? No problem! Add background sound track to a video? No problem! Put notes on a staff and have BB make up a chord progression and tell what key you are in? No problem! Start with a chord progression and have BB make a melody line? No problem!"

"Still the best practice tool I have found, great for running lines, improvising over and really helpful for working on song writing ideas as well! Good for beginners, and the more musical skill and knowledge you have the more you will get out of the software."

"I create demo songs with Band-in-a-Box, it helps me to get my ideas across to my engineer!"

"Been using Band-in-a-Box for years. Outstanding product from a great company!"

"It's like buying a Musical History Jukebox. It comes with probably 3000 styles and is like hiring session musicians to play rhythm with you, they even have soloists! It introduces you to so many types of rhythms that you other wise would know nothing about. "

"Paul McCartney said you gotta have a great band behind you. Well, Band-in-a-Box is my band."

"It's as easy as typing in the chords, choosing your style, instruments, etc., and off you go! Learning the tune? You can slow it down while you work on it then speed it up. My favorite analogy is a good chess program, which will play at your speed and level and is eternally patient!"

"I love my Band in a box, it does so much! Besides all the RealTracks and song ideas, it's a great tool to stay sharp with your licks. Social distancing got you down? Can't jam with friends? Pick out any song and go to the mixer button, there you can mute any instrument that's playing so you can jump right in and play along!"

"I love it. I'm a drummer, and Band-in-a-Box really keeps me on my toes!"

"The DAW plugin is really great. Trust me on this. I use it with Studio One.

"This is how I've been able to gig solo for the past 20 years. Band-in-a-Box is the great equalizer for us none rhythm players."

"Wouldn't want to be without it! One of the best things I bought in my life. Simple as that."

"As a songwriter I really love to work with Band-in-a-Box. The only limitation is your own creativity."

"I've used Band-in-a-Box for 25 years and thanks to this program and the advice of PG Music staff I've written over 100 songs. It's great software and amazing help to me as a musician. CONGRATS!!!"

Thank you for all the amazing feedback!

Band-in-a-Box® - A Teaching Tool!

Did you know that we offer Band-in-a-Box® LabPAK and Site License purchase options for schools? This is an ideal option for any educational institution looking to add Band-in-a-Box® to their curriculum.

Learn more about the LabPAK purchase options here: Windows | Mac.

How would a teacher use Band-in-a-Box® in a school setting?

A few ideas:
-practice sight reading with the students by following the on-screen notation
-display the Guitar Fretboard or Big Piano Window to watch the notes being played
-Trading fours! (etc.)
-generate a song for accompaniment during practice sessions
-create a practice song and save it as an audio file to send home with the student for additional practice!

...and more!

Wondering how to add a Band-in-a-Box LabPAK to your school? Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you might have! Click here to send us an email.

Forum Stats
33051 Members
68 Forums
66567 Topics
566182 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Heinz Lehmann, fasteddy, MJStone, RedFridge, Jared

33050 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Janice & Bud 146
CaptainMoto 132
Planobilly 126
Al-David 123
eddie1261 122
VideoTrack 120
Pipeline 114
floyd jane 101
Dero13 82
MarioD 75
Today's Birthdays
jjtime, Steve Young