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WISH FOR A PG COMPUTER TEST UTILITY FROM PG. this wish , came about for several reasons. 1. buying a new computer to run recording studio software is often fraught with pitfalls and a "hope and pray" scenario for a lot of people. 2. many recording forums have thread after thread of problems whereby often a user new to daw's/recording has bought an underpowered computer that actually wont meet the users day to day needs. 3. personal experience trying to help people over the years. j
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Jump to new posts Re: Vocal correction plugin? by Guitarhacker @ 10/20/20 07:22 AM

There's vocal correction software and then there's vocal correction software..... depends on what you are trying to accomplish. The better ones are going to cost a bit more than the $100 limit you have imposed. I do believe that you mostly get what you pay for. Free and cheap are free and cheap for a reason. I like Melodyne. It is a great plug in for vocal correction that is mostly transparent when used properly. No nasty sounding artifacts. You can buy Melodyne 5 Essentials for $99 curre
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Jump to new posts Re: 8 chords in a bar by Notes Norton @ 10/20/20 06:42 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Notes
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Jump to new posts Re: Dreams cover, perhaps the best by Deryk - PG Music @ 10/20/20 06:41 AM

Wow, this caught me off guard - the cell-phone quality of the video had me skeptical, but she knocked it out of the park! Going to need to dig more into her work. Thanks for sharing
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Jump to new posts Re: Pink Lemonade by Ghostgum @ 10/20/20 01:21 AM

Nice tones; great arrangement; very engaging. Effective blend of echo-delay-reverb. Well worth the effort you put in.
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Bonjour, Légèrement désappointé par les difficultés que je rencontre (Mac, Windows, 2028, 2019, 2020, anglais, français ...), sur les conseils de PGmusic (achat du 2 mars 2020), j'ai finalement opté pour 2019 en anglais que je cherche à franciser aujourd'hui, en suivant votre lien. Hélas: L'installation a échoué. Le programme d'installation a rencontré .... etc J'ai installé "bandinabox_2019_pro.pkg", puis "bb2019_Mac_update_FR.pkg" (mon iMac est en version 1
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Jump to new posts Re: Abandoned places, a spicy song by PeterF @ 10/19/20 10:49 PM

Hans Lots of well deserved praise for this one and understandably so. An excellent vocal and the harmonies work really well. A top well produced track. Very impressive work. Peter
Jump to new posts Re: Need help/advice from a drummer by Planobilly @ 10/19/20 07:14 PM

I have seen what to me at least is pretty strange ways of communicating. Two girls setting at Starbucks for more than thirty minutes at a table one foot across texting to one another. I ask my resident teenager consultant about the issue. She said it is the prefered way to communicate and the most fun. It did not require a lot of understanding of the English language and the ideas were more inferred than described. How someone finds learning new things is different for any one person. I had t
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Jump to new posts Re: On rout to Chicago by cubanpete @ 10/19/20 06:41 PM

Thanks my friends for the time to listen and the nice comments. Regards Mike B.
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Jump to new posts Re: In a Monk Dream (Jazz instrumental) by Rustyspoon# @ 10/19/20 05:47 PM

Ed, Silky smooth tune. VERY good composition and mix. Easy on ears, but distant from conventional lounge jazz. Personally I would not change a thing. I think "Perfect is the enemy of good" applies here. Enjoyed my listen! Thank you for sharing. Misha.
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Jump to new posts Re: BIAB 2021? by Simon - PG Music @ 10/19/20 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Lloyd SSpeaking of external storage, this came through my in box this morning: Just sayin' ... LLOYD S (In case the link doesn't work, it's a USB3.0, 2TB thumb drive for $23.74) Newest USB 3.0 Flash Drives Metal USB Flash Drives Disk Memory OTG U Disk for Laptop PC 2 Colors $23.74 It's most likely a fake. Most cheap flash drives and SD cards are faked to look like they're a much larger capacity than they are.
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Originally Posted By: Matt FinleyNo, you did the right thing. I'm not sure it would make any sense if you didn't do the whole thing and then let people decide. I was only trying to give another heads-up of what it all was. Thanks for posting. Did you draw any conclusions? I was very interested (but not surprised) to see how highly the RME and Lynx interfaces consistently scored. Focusrite and Presonus, used by many here, seemed to fall all across the range. This is exactly why I ponied
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Jump to new posts Re: Vocal Analyzer Where Can I Find It? by rharv @ 10/19/20 04:39 PM

There is a feature in Windows - Lyrics - Vocal Wizard that resembles what you are asking about Otherwise, post a link to the video .. I don't recall this feature The above is available in Windows; not sure about MAC
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Good work. BIAB is everything to me. I play very limited guitar and piano and without BIAB I'd be more lost than I already am. I still use the 2012 edition. I'll be upgrading as soon as I get a new PC.
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He really has a ton of gear! I couldn't make any sense at all with all of that. Thankful for MIDI! Jeff
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Jump to new posts Re: More Yohan, showing some Autumn colors by MountainSide @ 10/19/20 09:27 AM

Geez, listening to that kid almost makes me want to give up the keys! Maybe I should consider a tambourine! Jeff
No 3 ring binders but a few spiral bound notebooks have survived the years. Most of the pages are ideas that didn't go anywhere. A few lines, maybe a verse or a chorus and the occasional fully fleshed idea that really doesn't cut it.
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Jump to new posts Re: "Is It Love?" by floyd jane @ 10/19/20 07:45 AM

Brian, A very nice instrumental. The guitar is done well - a good, well-structured melody (the way a good instrumental should be). I enjoyed the listen. fj
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Jump to new posts Re: Back Burner Man (feat. PeterF on guitar) by Janice & Bud @ 10/19/20 06:14 AM

Originally Posted By: animarorecordsJanice, Bud and Peter, I thought it was a very elaborate sound. It's not enough to mention the greatness of singing and playing, it's really great that there are various gimmicks in the sound. I think the bass effect (the bass RT with some overdrive, tape sat and vintage compression) in particular gives this song a very unique feel. It's a wonderful "response" song. Enjoyed my listen a lot. Best regards. Shigeki Adachi Thanks Shigeki. Great to h
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Jump to new posts Re: cubase 10.5 pro crashes by TheSlaYYer @ 10/19/20 01:48 AM

Hi Andrew - thanks for your continuing support - hope this is enough detail - if not I'm happy to arrange a remote session with you guys at a mutually convenient point and you can see this for yourselves. I have raised a support ticket on this subject so you have my contact details (Saturday 10th October). So in this case, whilst trying to list more explicit instructions, it crashed before I could even generate anything - this is all I did:- FIRST ATTEMPT 1) Open Cubase 2) Click "Create
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Jump to new posts Re: A bit of retro surf music by TuneMonger @ 10/19/20 12:12 AM

Good melody, driving groove, liked everything about this one. Well done!
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There should be links through the forum, here's one more..
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Jump to new posts Re: Revert to previously installed version by Pipeline @ 10/18/20 08:58 PM

Yes all that can be done, as you update it will save the old version to a folder. Then Help > Restart > BB 734 (this menu will display the old versions in that folder) it will then start that version from the menu and close the current version.
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Jump to new posts Re: Collaboration - "Gift of Your Love" by Rustyspoon# @ 10/18/20 04:06 PM

Tano (and Petri) Very cool, modernesque Bossa tune. I am a fan of the genre, and it is always a pleasure to hear something new that was done tastefully. Neat composition based on roots of Bossa, yet has a very distinct artist signature. Beautiful lyrics and solid performance. Thank you for sharing. Misha.
Jump to new posts Meet Don Junior ( live TV interview ) 25 minutes by Don Gaynor @ 10/18/20 01:51 PM
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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.

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