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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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2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed
Xtra Styles song submissions from the 2016 and 2017 (July-August) contests. The contests are now closed.
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Discussions about methods and gear for making music.
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Off-Topic (146 viewing)
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Band-in-a-Box for Windows (97 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Windows version of Band-in-a-Box.
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Discussion forum for the Macintosh version of Band-in-a-Box.
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Discussion forum for PowerTracks Pro Audio users.
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Discussion forum for all PG Music programs other than Band-in-a-Box, PowerTracks, and RealBand.
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Discussions about making your own add-ons for Band-in-a-Box, including UserTracks, Styles, RealDrums, Plugins, VST Plugins, Add-on songs/exercises, Artist Performances and Loops.
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UserTracks are user-created RealTracks. Use this forum to post requests to other users for specific styles you want.
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Use this forum to share your technical tips and tricks related to PG Music software, or to write your own tutorials. Note: Post questions in the PG Music Product Forums instead.
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The Download Manager - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
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Pre-Sales FAQ
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Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ
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How do I install my Band-in-a-Box program?
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Band-in-a-Box for Mac FAQ
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Tech support FAQ and troubleshooting
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PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ
Tech support FAQ and troubleshooting
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Other Products FAQ
Tech support FAQ and troubleshooting for Windows and Mac products other than Band-in-a-Box and RealBand.
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Requests For New FAQs (1 viewing)
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PG Music Wishlists
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Wishlist for Band-in-a-Box for Windows and Macintosh
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Your suggestions for songs to add to the Band-in-a-Box Song Title Browser.
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RealBand wishlist and new feature suggestions.
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PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist
Wishlist for PowerTracks Pro Audio.
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Styles and RealTracks Wishlist (4 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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Other Programs Wishlist
Wishlist for other PG Music programs. This includes the Pianist/Performance Series and the MasterClass Series.
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Deutsches Band-in-a-Box User Forum (3 viewing)
Willkommen zu Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligente Musiksoftware für Ihren Multimedia-Computer"
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České a Slovenské Band-in-a-Box uživatelské fórum
Vítejte do Band-in-a-Box! Inteligentního hudebního doprovodného programu
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Forum degli utenti italiani di Band-in-a-Box (1 viewing)
Benvenuti in Band-in-a-Box! "Software di Accompagnamento Musicale Intelligente per il tuo Computer"
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Band-in-a-Box Svenskt användarforum
Välkommen till Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligent Musikackompanjemangsprogram för din Multimediadator"
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Band-in-a-Box 2018 Svensk manual
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Forum des Utilisateurs Français de Band-in-a-Box (6 viewing)
Bienvenue dans Band-in-a-Box! "Logiciel d'accompagnement musical intelligent pour ordinateur multimédia"
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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 (1 viewing)
Bem-vindo ao Band-in-a-Box! "Programa de Acompanhamento Musical Inteligente para o seu Computador Muiltimídia"
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Dansk Band-in-a-Box bruger forum (1 viewing)
Velkommen til Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligent musikakkompagnements software til din multimedie komputer"
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Band-in-a-Box Nederlands Gebruikers Forum
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Форум пользователей Band-in-a-Box на русском языке (3 viewing)
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Band-in-a-Box繁體中文用戶論壇
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Band-in-a-Box 简体中文用户论坛
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Band-in-a-Box 한국어 사용자 포럼
Band-in-a-Box 프로그램에 환영합니다!
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Band-in-a-Box & RealBand 2017 한국어 버전
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Band-in-a-Box 日本語掲示板
日本語掲示板
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Band-in-a-Box ユーザー作品自慢フォーラム
Band-in-a-Box で作った曲を是非聞かせてください
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PG Music News
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.
-www.musicrepo.com

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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