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When We Cross Over (Remake)
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Songwriting (3 viewing)
Discussions, Tips-n-Tricks, Resources and Questions about Songwriting
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Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song contest - August 2018
Xtra Styles song submissions for the 2018 (August-Sept) contest
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(Dzilla) - 10/18/19 06:31 AM
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2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed (1 viewing)
Xtra Styles song submissions from the 2016 and 2017 (July-August) contests. The contests are now closed.
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(Jim Fogle) - 10/27/19 04:59 PM
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Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production (22 viewing)
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Woodshedding - Learning to Play! (8 viewing)
Musical Discussions about learning to play an instrument, helpful DVD's, teachers, theory, gear and more...
Last Post Good instruction on subject of rhythm.
(edshaw) - 11/16/19 06:49 AM
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Good instruction on subject of rhythm.
(edshaw) - 11/16/19 06:49 AM
I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube
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Best of YouTube (2 viewing)
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Off-Topic (175 viewing)
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(MarioD) - Today at 08:24 AM
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Band-in-a-Box for Windows (126 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Windows version of Band-in-a-Box.
Last Post Re: Can biab create a full accompanient from a simple midi melody line ?
(VideoTrack) - 55 minutes 49 seconds ago
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Band-in-a-Box VST and Pro Tools/AAX DAW Plugin (Windows)
Discussions about the DAW plugin included with Band-in-a-Box.
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(Matt Finley) - 10/28/19 05:31 PM
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Re: "Hold, shot and rest" doesn't work in DAW....???
(Matt Finley) - 10/28/19 05:31 PM
Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh (11 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Macintosh version of Band-in-a-Box.
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(Music2go4) - Today at 06:32 AM
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Band-in-a-Box VST/AU and Pro Tools/AAX DAW Plugin (Mac)
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(methodman) - Yesterday at 06:04 PM
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RealBand (37 viewing)
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(Rob Helms) - Today at 03:52 AM
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PowerTracks Pro Audio (3 viewing)
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(rharv) - 10/22/19 03:48 PM
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Other PG Music Programs
Discussion forum for all PG Music programs other than Band-in-a-Box, PowerTracks, and RealBand.
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(Island Soul) - 10/16/19 10:30 AM
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BIAB iOS app for Mac
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UserTracks Wishlist
UserTracks are user-created RealTracks. Use this forum to post requests to other users for specific styles you want.
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Post your own Tips and Tricks here (5 viewing)
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Last Post Re: Quarter note triplets
(String Bender) - 11/10/19 08:46 AM
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My Favorite Things (1 viewing)
Post about your Favorite Features in Band-in-a-Box and RealBand.
Last Post Re: Nudge Chords (melody) from the Edit menu.
(Callie - PG Music) - 11/13/19 10:40 AM
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Re: Nudge Chords (melody) from the Edit menu.
(Callie - PG Music) - 11/13/19 10:40 AM
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(Jim Fogle) - 10/31/19 08:49 AM
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Last Post Re: To much for most Jazz Musicians...
(Charlie Fogle) - 10/19/19 06:27 AM
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(Charlie Fogle) - 10/19/19 06:27 AM
Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ
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(Matt Finley) - 11/06/19 08:52 AM
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Band-in-a-Box for Mac FAQ
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(Mike Halloran) - 10/14/19 11:58 AM
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(Mike Halloran) - 10/14/19 11:58 AM
RealBand for Windows FAQ (2 viewing)
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(Callie - PG Music) - 02/15/19 09:34 AM
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Re: I cannot hear the metronome when using a DXi or VSTi synth.
(Callie - PG Music) - 02/15/19 09:34 AM
PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ
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(GeneralTiger) - 08/01/19 02:44 AM
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Re: Trouble opening the help file on Windows 98 and ME.
(GeneralTiger) - 08/01/19 02:44 AM
Other Products FAQ
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(Alyssa - PG Music) - 10/01/18 01:21 PM
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I'm having trouble with my program. How should I proceed?
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Requests For New FAQs (1 viewing)
Last Post password wont change
(Biglad) - 10/08/19 01:59 PM
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Band-in-a-Box Wishlist (19 viewing)
Wishlist for Band-in-a-Box for Windows and Macintosh
Last Post Re: Pressing PLAY should warn the user if a regenerate will take place.
(Bob Calver) - Yesterday at 03:01 PM
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(Lloyd S) - 10/29/19 07:22 AM
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(Lloyd S) - 10/29/19 07:22 AM
RealBand Wishlist (2 viewing)
RealBand wishlist and new feature suggestions.
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(silvertones) - 10/23/19 12:49 PM
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Jukebox timer
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PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist
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(silvertones) - 08/24/19 09:09 PM
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(silvertones) - 08/24/19 09:09 PM
Styles and RealTracks Wishlist (3 viewing)
Wishlist for Band-in-a-Box styles and RealTracks. Note, you can also request styles and RealTracks from other users: UserTracks Wishlist forum
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(Icelander) - 11/16/19 05:17 PM
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Other Programs Wishlist (1 viewing)
Wishlist for other PG Music programs. This includes the Pianist/Performance Series and the MasterClass Series.
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(mhebert) - 10/16/19 06:15 PM
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Willkommen zu Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligente Musiksoftware für Ihren Multimedia-Computer"
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(Gause Zdenek) - 10/24/19 10:40 PM
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Benvenuti in Band-in-a-Box! "Software di Accompagnamento Musicale Intelligente per il tuo Computer"
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(doctormidi) - 10/10/19 11:07 PM
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Band-in-a-Box Svenskt användarforum (1 viewing)
Välkommen till Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligent Musikackompanjemangsprogram för din Multimediadator"
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(Jojje Sweden) - 09/27/19 07:56 AM
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Forum des Utilisateurs Français de Band-in-a-Box (6 viewing)
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Band-in-a-Box® 2019 pour Mac Mise à Jour Build 315
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Bienvenido a Band-in-a-Box! "Software Musical de Acompañamiento Inteligente para su Computadora Multimedia"
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Forum dos Usuários do Band-in-a-Box em Português
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Manual 2019 disponivel
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PG Music News
Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows was released in December 2018, and included many new features and enhancements - like the enhancements we made to our Notation window!

These include:
-Pressing the space bar plays the song from the current location.
-Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location.
-The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
-Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on it.
-In the Notation Windows Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.
-A new track type (Drums) is available for the Melody and Soloist tracks.
-Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-There's a keystroke entry mode -the "N" mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-A new button in the Print Options dialog lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the Chord Sheet.
-You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When the dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current notation track.


There's detailed information on our 2019 notation enhancements here: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 New Feature - Notation Enhancements

Jump to the Notation topic in our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 new features video.

Band-in-a-Box® Drum Features!

Today is National Drummer Day!
(not to be confused with National Hug a Drummer Day, which is October 10th)

Band-in-a-Box® is a great resource for drummers! Practice with an on-demand back-up band, learn from the Pro's with RealDrums notation (RealCharts, new with version 2019), MIDI drums notation, or play in the Drum Kit Window!

Not a drummer? Add drums to your Band-in-a-Box® project with RealDrums! Whether you're looking for Bluegrass, Blues, Bossa, Country, Dance, Dixieland, Folk, Funk, HipHop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Pop, RnB, Rock, Soul, Techno, Traditional, Waltz, or World (and variations within) - you'll definitely find what you're looking for in our RealDrums library - there are over 500 available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 315 Update Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac users - a new FREE patch update (build 315) is available!
Review details and download here

Summary of changes for build 315 (Nov 15, 2019):

Fixed: Exporting MusicXML files was not working.
Fixed: When using "Auto-Hand split Piano track" feature, exported MIDI files contain wrong note durations on the Piano track.
Fixed: Note-based lyrics were not included when exporting MIDI files.
Fixed: User should be prompted to save their song when exiting, if they had added or removed plugins.
Fixed: The Record Audio dialog always says “Track type is Stereo” even if the track type is mono.
Fixed: The [Audio Options…] button in the Record Audio dialog was launching the Audio Devices dialog instead of the Audio Settings dialog.
Fixed: Loops dialog title bar displays wrong track name.
Fixed: Large patch map files are not completely loaded (were limited to 1985 patches).
Fixed: Notation context menu > Edit Section Text… did not do anything.
Fixed: Notation context menu > Insert Section Text… did not do anything.

My Favorite Things - Nudge Chords in Band-in-a-Box®

Love this time saving feature.

Ever fill in the chordsheet fully or for part of song, and then discover you want to add or take away an extra beat or more somewhere in the chordsheet.

Nudge chords (melody) from the Edit Menu is your friend here, the dialog will give you all the options either to remove or add beats where its needed.

Love it.
-musiclover

To learn more about this feature, read the "Advanced Chord Entry and Editing Features" topic when you click here.

Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial & Demo - Rodney Gene Junior

Band-in-a-Box® endorsing artist Rodney Gene Junior has shared his latest User Testimonial and Demo with us, and we LOVE it! Not only does Rodney share with the viewer his enthusiasm for our program, he also shares a few examples of how he uses Band-in-a-Box® too - make sure you check it out!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Testimonial Video - Peter Torpey

Check out our latest Band-in-a-Box video testimonial, which takes using the program to a whole new level! Peter Torpey is a long time program user who has developed a way to work with the program, even though he's visually impaired - and he wants to make sure that others can too!
Click here to watch!

Learn more about Peter here.

View all our video testimonials here.

Want to make your own Testimonial? We'd love to see it! There's information on our Video Testimonials offer here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade & Full Manuals Available!
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