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Jump to new posts Re: Bohemian Rhapsody movie and Freddie's voice. by Ember - PG Music @ 11/11/18 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: jfordSaw the movie today. Pretty clear there was a fair amount of artistic license taken, but a great movie nonetheless and the music is excellent. There definitely was. It was interesting that they wanted to make it "family friendly" considering how Freddie's life wasn't exactly kid friendly. I was curious how they would handle some of the darker/harder aspects of Freddie's life, and a lot of the choices were definitely made in an effort to make it more cinema
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
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Jump to new posts Re: I've no words by Chris37 @ 11/11/18 08:22 AM

Thanks Tom, I don't speak English very well, I don't sing very well but it was a challenge for me to do this because I like blues very much. Christian
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
Jump to new posts keyboard riffs you can practice by pghboemike @ 11/11/18 08:00 AM

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Jump to new posts Re: Big Wish: Specific BIAB genre purchases by JohnJohnJohn @ 11/11/18 07:52 AM

Originally Posted By: DeaconBlues09With all due respect to OP and all the others who stand by her position, I think this is a terrible idea for a number of reasons (I don't have the time to explore fully at the moment). One of the main reasons is that once that Pandora's Box is open, we will be nickle-and-dimed to DEATH. Each genre will be broken into a half dozen sub-genres, which will then in turn be bundled in groups and sold as genre-specific Multi-Paks" for $40 each. Instead of the
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Jump to new posts nice product getting started presentation by pghboemike @ 11/11/18 07:05 AM

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/a-series-quickstart/navigate-the-browser/ thoughts on a similar one for biab/rb??
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If you are using Windows, you can download ThinkToy from Microsoft. It can synchronize data files from your C drive to an external with a couple of mouse clicks. At the end of a session, run it, and it will see which files have been either added or changed on the C drive and make the adjustments on the external drive. It also puts overwritten files in the recycle bin. Handy app. Insights and incites by Notes
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Jump to new posts Re: Midi to Audio by rharv @ 11/11/18 06:23 AM

Old school trick - Another option to get windows to sound different is to replace the gm.dls file in your Windows\system32\drivers folder. That's where windows itself gets the sounds. Editor/Translators like Vienna and ChickenSystems usually allow getting a font or other sound file to the DLS format. Back in the day there weren't as many options as we have now.
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Jump to new posts Re: Digital Piano recommendaton? by Charlie Fogle @ 11/11/18 04:56 AM

I'm a "chord hack" like David in his post above mine. That being said, I have friends that are very serious keys players. Both own multiple keyboards from different manufacturers. Both settled on playing Yamaha PSR-910 series keyboards as their main daily player. I was the original owner of one and sold it to one of these guys and he's used it daily since he bought it from me. He prefers the piano voices and feel of a Roland he owns but chooses the Yamaha for it's versatility, siz
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Hey guys, Since this comes up fairly often here on the forums, I made a quick video to demonstrate how to install, locate, and load third-party VSTs and Plugins into Band-in-a-Box/Realband. https://youtu.be/eVRtQz8nqvY Hope this helps some of you :-)
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Jump to new posts Re: Let's play along to backing tracks together! by MountainSide @ 11/11/18 02:57 AM

This is interesting. This guy has me really thinking that this type of an approach might be a good marketing tool for PG music. Rather than a how-to, setup or technical approach video, PG could offer this type of interactive use of BIAB in an effort to expand their user base. Jeff
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: - MT Power Drum Kit - (Free VSTi & AU Website Link) by MountainSide @ 11/11/18 02:31 AM

I must have missed this when Pipeline first posted this. Very interesting software. Really like how you can add the drum patch names to the piano roll (see their presets page). Thanks for posting. Jeff
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Jump to new posts Re: How can you talk by BlueAttitude @ 11/11/18 02:20 AM

Originally Posted By: dcunyScrolling through the comments, I see everything I could have said had already been written, so I'll just say: Wow. That was a treat. Happy you liked it! Originally Posted By: RobertkcDave & Chris, Yes to all the above accolades! Chris` vocals are clearer than ever here ( minimal effects needed, but that double or delay just adds a shine where its needed).The bridge is a lesson in how to do it right. Better on the second listen! Robert . Hi Robert, Yes, the
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
Jump to new posts Re: Another day in paradise by MountainSide @ 11/11/18 02:19 AM

Best forum on the internet, no doubt about that! Jeff
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Jump to new posts Re: Is there a 'mandolining' Mandolin user track? by sixchannel @ 11/11/18 02:18 AM

Hi Pipeline Just the ticket. I've PM'd you. Very best regards Ian
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Jump to new posts Re: Regenerate sections AND freeze sections by VideoTrack @ 11/11/18 02:14 AM

Pipeline, PG Music would be demonstrating very forward thinking to put you on their payroll ( Yes, I mean it. )
Post your own Tips and Tricks here
Read the MultiRiffs in Biab section below first if you are not familiar with this. This is an update on how to create up a realtrack freezing sections that you want to keep and regenerating other sections, using the method below, you will be creating the track you need using up to 7 different sections using the F5 "Mute" or "Back to normal", so you keep the parts you like by setting the start of the section to default "......", the sections you don't want set the st
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
Jump to new posts Re: More Players - More Tracks by NigelSpiers @ 11/10/18 07:28 PM

Hi Warren, Good suggestions. Maybe you could also post this in the Wishlist Forum for Styles and Realtracks. That way it may get extra attention from the folks at PG Music. Best Regards
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Real Tracks and pushes by Pipeline @ 11/10/18 06:39 PM

I was just making a guide up for you to change the hold or hold level, but I just looked and there's already one in the above posts.
Woodshedding - Learning to Play!
Jump to new posts Re: Chord/scale identifier by Matt Finley @ 11/10/18 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: edshawIt's like they have some weird AI in a cage, somewhere. They do.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows
Jump to new posts Re: Problem with chord D/F# anyone? by MusicStudent @ 11/10/18 02:58 PM

Some good points made here. I initially was incorrect when I saw the D/F#. I thought F# was the #4 lending to a lydian scale and therefore I assumed a "posh" chord. But you corrected me. Then finding that the push was the culprit, well leave it to Noel to find this. Very interesting. Dan
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Jump to new posts Re: Unable to start BIAB by fourstringz @ 11/10/18 01:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim Foglefourstringz, If you want an interim solution until the replacement hard drive arrives, you can open your PG Music sales account and find links to download everything you've purchased since 2014. Hi Jim, that's very good to know. I'll keep that in mind now and going forward. Thank you, ~ Joel
Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production
When you add horns, certain keys have distinctive sounds because horns have their own distinct nuances of tuning. For example, if you want something to sound bright, concert D is a reliable choice.
Band-in-a-Box Wishlist
Not sure if this is what you mean : You can C.b____C.bd____C.bdp____C.bdpg____C.bdgps____C (all 7 tracks play) If you have more instruments you have F5 bar setting to mute instrument and back to normal @ any bar. pad, fiddle, guitar, drums piano and bass B for Bass D for Drums P for Piano G for Guitar S for Strings only does 5 instruments
RealBand for Windows FAQ
Jump to new posts Re: How can I return RealBand to the factory settings? by silvertones @ 11/10/18 11:59 AM

I actually made a small program to do this.I use it each time I start RB. I made a *bat file than converted to a .exe app.
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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:
Pre-Sales

Technical support & troubleshooting by product:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac
RealBand® for Windows
PowerTracks Pro® Audio for Windows
Other Products

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!
-Bob E.

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!
-Mike D

This band can practice any time of day ...LOL
-William G

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!
-John S

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.
-Andy B

Incredible Software. Great for ignorance and experts and for anyone who wants to deal with music. If you do not have a hobby and want to have one "Band-in-a-Box" is the best choice. Simple, but if you want to be an expert on it, you need to make an effort to master it perfectly for perfect use. The only disadvantage is if you do not want to become a musician, and use it, you will become a perfect musician. Therefore, be cautious. It's not a toy. ;)
-Ilija B.

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!
-Don D.

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 ♪ :)
-Jean-Marie D.

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!
-Max R.

An excellent tool for generating backing tracks. Saves me hours of MIDI programming. Combines the best of MIDI and live audio samples.
-Steve A.

Video Help - My Band-in-a-Box® Won't Open!

Our NEW I want a video that shows me how to .... forum is off to a GREAT start! We've answered the common question/issue of "My program won't open!" with the following video: How To: Return to Factory Settings outside Band-in-a-Box (Win).

Want to see a video about a particular issue your having with the program? Post your request here, we're happy to help!!

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