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Songwriting (8 viewing)
Discussions, Tips-n-Tricks, Resources and Questions about Songwriting
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Discussions about methods and gear for making music.
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Woodshedding - Learning to Play! (4 viewing)
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Beginners Forum (18 viewing)
Discussions and resources for beginners to Band-in-a-Box or music tech in general
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Band-in-a-Box for Windows (117 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Windows version of Band-in-a-Box.
Last Post Build 715 download Realtracks?
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Build 715 download Realtracks?
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Band-in-a-Box VST and Pro Tools/AAX DAW Plugin (Windows) (5 viewing)
Discussions about the DAW plugin included with Band-in-a-Box.
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Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh (12 viewing)
Discussion forum for the Macintosh version of Band-in-a-Box.
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Band-in-a-Box VST/AU and Pro Tools/AAX DAW Plugin (Mac) (1 viewing)
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RealBand (28 viewing)
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PowerTracks Pro Audio (6 viewing)
Discussion forum for PowerTracks Pro Audio users.
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New user....was an old user but I forgot everything
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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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(Matt Finley) - 12/06/19 08:52 AM
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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 Wishlist (1 viewing)
UserTracks are user-created RealTracks. Use this forum to post requests to other users for specific styles you want.
Last Post Re: All Along the Watchtower Best style? anyone done it ala Jimi?
(David - PG Music) - 03/31/20 08:41 AM
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Post your own Tips and Tricks here (5 viewing)
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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(Icelander) - 04/07/20 02:21 PM
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My Favorite Things
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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(Callie - PG Music) - 11/13/19 10:40 AM
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Pre-Sales FAQ
Common pre-sales questions about our products, ordering, and delivery.
Last Post Re: Using BIAB for Cover Songs?
(Rob Helms) - 03/15/20 06:17 AM
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Re: Using BIAB for Cover Songs?
(Rob Helms) - 03/15/20 06:17 AM
Band-in-a-Box for Windows FAQ
Tech support FAQ and troubleshooting
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(mmm2018) - 03/05/20 02:23 AM
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(mmm2018) - 03/05/20 02:23 AM
Band-in-a-Box for Mac FAQ (2 viewing)
Tech support FAQ and troubleshooting
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RealBand for Windows FAQ (1 viewing)
Tech support FAQ and troubleshooting
Last Post Re: Moving an Audio Track
(Charlie Fogle) - 04/06/20 02:34 PM
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Re: Moving an Audio Track
(Charlie Fogle) - 04/06/20 02:34 PM
PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ
Tech support FAQ and troubleshooting
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(rharv) - 01/15/20 03:43 PM
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Re: Piano on screen - Remove
(rharv) - 01/15/20 03:43 PM
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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(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 (3 viewing)
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(Andrew - PG Music) - 03/12/20 03:27 PM
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PG Music Wishlists
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Band-in-a-Box Wishlist (19 viewing)
Wishlist for Band-in-a-Box for Windows and Macintosh
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Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database
Your suggestions for songs to add to the Band-in-a-Box Song Title Browser.
Last Post Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song)
(Mike Whitman) - 04/06/20 04:40 PM
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RealBand Wishlist (3 viewing)
RealBand wishlist and new feature suggestions.
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Unable to record audio from a midi file in Real Band
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PowerTracks Pro Audio Wishlist
Wishlist for PowerTracks Pro Audio.
Last Post Re: Jukebox Enhancement (reposted from the PowerTrack forum)
(silvertones) - 03/06/20 08:30 AM
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Styles and RealTracks Wishlist (5 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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(eddie1261) - 04/04/20 09:58 PM
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(eddie1261) - 04/04/20 09:58 PM
Other Programs Wishlist
Wishlist for other PG Music programs. This includes the Pianist/Performance Series and the MasterClass Series.
Last Post Re: Publish Manuals in ePUB Format
(Jim Fogle) - 01/02/20 11:52 AM
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Deutsches Band-in-a-Box User Forum (7 viewing)
Willkommen zu Band-in-a-Box! "Intelligente Musiksoftware für Ihren Multimedia-Computer"
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Vítejte do Band-in-a-Box! Inteligentního hudebního doprovodného programu
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(jacko_karel) - 12/29/19 02:08 AM
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Forum degli utenti italiani di Band-in-a-Box (2 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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Forum des Utilisateurs Français de Band-in-a-Box (11 viewing)
Bienvenue dans Band-in-a-Box! "Logiciel d'accompagnement musical intelligent pour ordinateur multimédia"
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Foro para el usuario de Band-in-a-Box en Español (5 viewing)
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 (2 viewing)
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Indstillinger ved start
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Band-in-a-Box Nederlands Gebruikers Forum (1 viewing)
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Band-in-a-Box Polskie Forum Użytkowników (2 viewing)
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Band-in-a-Box 简体中文用户论坛
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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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テンポ変更
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PG Music News
New with Band-in-a-Box® 2020 - MultiRiffs!

This feature was initially offered with the VST DAW Plugin, and now it's available directly in Band-in-a-Box®! MultiRiffs allows you to quickly generate 7 variations of either a portion of the track (which would generate 7 variations of "Riffs" of a four-bar guitar solo), or the whole song with 7 variations that are generated to play different material at all times.

Read all about this feature here, or check out our New Features Video (46:00) to see it in action!

Live Interview Today at 1pm PST - Aaron Short & PG Music's Tobin!

Check out Aaron Short's YouTube Channel today at 1pm PST for a LIVE interview with PG Music's Tobin!

Aaron's interview with Tobin is guaranteed to be entertaining and informative - it's a great opportunity to learn a little bit about the history of Band-in-a-Box!

We hope you can check it out! Click here for Aaron's YouTube Channel.

If not, don't worry - it will be available for viewing on his channel after the live event.

#TipTuesday - The Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Feature Browser

Don't forget about the new Feature Browser added to Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac! (and Windows)

This feature is GREAT to help you locate a feature within the program!

How does it work? Access this feature by clicking on the [?] button on the main screen of the program or pressing the / Enter keys on the Chord Sheet. This dialog lists many features of the program and allows you to browse them, find the feature by text filter, read descriptions about the feature, find how to launch the feature, access to the online information or video about the feature, and do more.

Examples of a few situations where this feature is helpful:
-You know about a feature but don't know how to find it. Just type a part of the feature name and you'll see the hotkeys, menu, and toolbar info on how to launch it. For example, if you want to launch the Chord Builder but don’t know how to do it, type "builder" in the text filter, and you will quickly find the Chord Builder.
-You are exploring available features for Band-in-a-Box. For example, if you are a guitar player, type the word "guitar" and you'll see what's available.
-You prefer "one-stop-shopping" and would like to launch features from the same dialog.
-You are learning the program and like to browse or watch videos about topics you're interested in.
-You can't remember hotkeys and want to review them.

Read more about this new feature here, or watch the video.

Don't Wait to Start with Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac - Download Now!

Want to get started with the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac right away?

Order now and start downloading Band-in-a-Box® 2020 right away!

Place your order before April and up to 50% off of your upgrade! You'll also receive a Free Bonus PAK full of amazing Add-ons, which you can upgrade to the 49-PAK for just $49 and add even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks)!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac packages page for all the purchase options available.

Having your order shipped? Your PG Music Inc. online account will list your purchase under "My Products" - you can download while you wait!

Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Patch Updates Ready! (2019 & 2020)

We've JUST released FREE Updates for existing Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2019 and 2020 program users!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Update - Build 407
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Update - Build 323

What do these include?

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Update - Build 407: (get it here)
Fixed: RealDrums Quick List was empty if launched from main toolbar.
Improved: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
Fixed: Buttons in Custom toolbar are not draggable.
Fixed: The time signature button on the main toolbar did not do anything.
Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: RealDrums Quick List menu item did not do anything.
Fixed: Find a Sub for RealDrums menu item did not do anything.
Fixed: Various problems with localized versions.
Fixed: Some style demos for the newest RealTracks would not play.
Fixed: Song title will be changed to ? when re-saving if it previously contained international characters like é or ©.

DAW Plugin 2.5.18
Fixed: "Open Recent" opened file chooser dialog
Fixed: Unfold feature not working with some songs
Fixed: Choruses not resetting when playback is stopped in DAW
Fixed: Chord superscripts
Fixed: Clicking zoom many times will crash standalone plugin
Fixed: Undo removes all chords after opening a song
Fixed: Buzzing sound in Studio One
Fixed: Plugin determining chord accidentals now matches main program
Fixed: Removed alert menu when sync playing tracks that are not up-to-date (generated).
Fixed: Cancelling generate made song lose "dirty" state
Fixed: All selected tracks should drag from the plugin
Fixed: Shortcut file feature not working always working. Support was also added for pgshortc.txt files
Fixed: Double clicking grey area in chord sheet started playback
Fixed: Bar highlighting skipped last chorus when the start bar is greater than 1
Fixed: Right-click on bar should first launch popup menu
Fixed: Double clicking anywhere on a track should open its picker
Added: About to File Menu
Added: "year" to plugin name
Fixed: remove sync tempo button if already synced
Fixed: improve 2 finger scroll (too fast)

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Update - Build 323: (get it here)
Fixed: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
Fixed: The time signature button on the main toolbar did not do anything.
Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: Various problems with localized versions.

#TBT Band-in-a-Box® 2017

Three years ago we were just rounding up our BETA testers to help finish up the testing of our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

With that version, we redesigned the main screen GUI, added support for popular .SFZ sound format as well as PG Music’s Hi-Q sounds (sforzando SFZ Synth.), added Natural Arrangements options and Hi-Q Guitar RealCharts, applied many, many, many enhancements to the existing powerful program features, and more! Read all about Band-in-a-Box® 2017 here.

Now, three years later, we're thrilled to say that we're already done BETA testing, and weeks into the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac release! Of course, that means we're having a SALE on Upgrade packages, but only until April 30th!

Band-in-a-Box® - Trombone RealTracks!

Happy National Trombone Players Day!

To all the trombone players out there - this is a day to celebrate you (no joke...)! Not a trombone player? Good news - if you have the Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, UltraPAK+ or Audiophile Edition, you have a two AMAZING trombone players in your band already!

Dennis Esson:
RealTracks Set 144: Dixieland – Fast Soloists
RealTracks Set 178: Dixieland - Medium Soloists

Ian McDougall:
RealTracks Set 13: Older Jazz Swing Soloists
RealTracks Set 15: Mainstream Swing
RealTracks Set 17: Bossa
RealTracks Set 19: Jazz Ballad

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