Band-in-a-Box for Windows VST DAW Plugin Info

This forum is for discussions about the DAW plugin included with Band-in-a-Box® for Windows.

We have a Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin support page along with some quickstart tutorials for specific DAWs:
https://www.pgmusic.com/bbplugin

The Band-in-a-Box Plugin is separate from the main Band-in-a-Box® desktop program (bbw64.exe) and works directly inside your DAW (Cakewalk, Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, Ableton, PreSonus, etc.). The Plugin uses the content (RealTracks, Styles, etc.) present in your normal Band-in-a-Box (bb) folder to generate audio or MIDI tracks that you can then drag/drop from the Plugin into your DAW.

There are several types of plugin files included: VST/VST2, VST3, VST FX, and AAX. The plugin types share the same features. You should normally use the VST3 type if your DAW supports it, but there are some exceptions (for example, Pro Tools has it's own AAX plugin format, and some older programs only support VST2).

Please post a new thread for each topic/question.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Forum List
Search
  Subject / Poster Replies Views Last Post
Locked Sticky topic by Andrew - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 99
0 99 09/26/19 09:39 AM
    by Andrew - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 511
0 511 04/22/19 10:13 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
No New Posts Sticky topic by Alyssa - PG Music
Last Post 03/21/19 06:02 PM  by Jim Fogle
Replies: 1 Views: 229
1 229 03/21/19 06:02 PM
    by Jim Fogle
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 512
0 512 02/25/19 08:12 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 485
0 485 02/01/19 08:09 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 493
0 493 01/30/19 08:47 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 354
0 354 01/22/19 07:30 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 516
0 516 01/13/19 11:14 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 396
0 396 01/11/19 10:02 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 153
0 153 01/10/19 09:18 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 389
0 389 01/10/19 09:17 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 507
0 507 01/09/19 07:48 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
Locked Sticky topic by Tobin - PG Music Inc.
Replies: 0 Views: 321
0 321 12/24/18 03:20 PM
    by Tobin - PG Music Inc.
Locked Sticky topic by Tobin - PG Music Inc.
Replies: 0 Views: 487
0 487 12/23/18 09:05 AM
    by Tobin - PG Music Inc.
No New Posts by methodman
Replies: 1 Views: 30
1 30 Yesterday at 06:42 PM
    by Jim Fogle
No New Posts by megamads
Replies: 8 Views: 253
8 253 10/28/19 05:31 PM
    by Matt Finley
No New Posts by Navid Syed
Last Post 10/05/19 02:02 PM  by Navid Syed
Replies: 2 Views: 147
2 147 10/05/19 02:02 PM
    by Navid Syed
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 10/02/19 07:34 AM  by Pipeline
Replies: 0 Views: 53
0 53 10/02/19 07:34 AM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Loz
Last Post 10/02/19 07:27 AM  by Pipeline
Replies: 2 Views: 79
2 79 10/02/19 07:27 AM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by MusicStudent
Last Post 09/25/19 06:15 PM  by jazzmammal
Replies: 10 Views: 240
10 240 09/25/19 06:15 PM
    by jazzmammal
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 09/25/19 05:10 PM  by nonchai
Replies: 14 Views: 430
14 430 09/25/19 05:10 PM
    by nonchai
No New Posts Attachment by Pipeline
Last Post 09/25/19 12:24 AM  by Pipeline
Replies: 0 Views: 36
0 36 09/25/19 12:24 AM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 09/22/19 02:11 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 2 Views: 112
2 112 09/22/19 02:11 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts Attachment by Pipeline
Last Post 09/21/19 08:32 AM  by nonchai
Replies: 1 Views: 88
1 88 09/21/19 08:32 AM
    by nonchai
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 09/21/19 03:00 AM  by Pipeline
Replies: 0 Views: 38
0 38 09/21/19 03:00 AM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts Attachment by Pipeline
Last Post 09/15/19 05:46 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 0 Views: 61
0 61 09/15/19 05:46 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 09/08/19 06:49 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 6 Views: 550
6 550 09/08/19 06:49 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by JimsBIAB
Last Post 09/05/19 07:32 AM  by JimsBIAB
Replies: 4 Views: 163
4 163 09/05/19 07:32 AM
    by JimsBIAB
No New Posts by gwp99
Last Post 08/22/19 03:03 PM  by gwp99
Replies: 2 Views: 112
2 112 08/22/19 03:03 PM
    by gwp99
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 08/22/19 02:32 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 6 Views: 442
6 442 08/22/19 02:32 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Island Soul
Last Post 08/09/19 08:10 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 1 Views: 117
1 117 08/09/19 08:10 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by SenhorPescador
Last Post 07/28/19 01:28 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 5 Views: 199
5 199 07/28/19 01:28 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts Attachment by Pipeline
Last Post 07/14/19 11:29 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 0 Views: 134
0 134 07/14/19 11:29 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Warren Keller
Last Post 07/12/19 11:38 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 7 Views: 245
7 245 07/12/19 11:38 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 06/26/19 01:44 AM  by Pipeline
Replies: 3 Views: 234
3 234 06/26/19 01:44 AM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Blastimo
Last Post 06/25/19 04:52 PM  by Jim Fogle
Replies: 2 Views: 128
2 128 06/25/19 04:52 PM
    by Jim Fogle
No New Posts by SympolRob
Last Post 06/22/19 01:47 PM  by Jim Fogle
Replies: 3 Views: 293
3 293 06/22/19 01:47 PM
    by Jim Fogle
No New Posts by Igglepud
Last Post 06/14/19 11:55 AM  by Igglepud
Replies: 6 Views: 199
6 199 06/14/19 11:55 AM
    by Igglepud
No New Posts by Melody_Maker
Replies: 2 Views: 156
2 156 06/11/19 06:15 PM
    by Melody_Maker
No New Posts Attachment by Pipeline
Last Post 06/07/19 03:15 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 0 Views: 145
0 145 06/07/19 03:15 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Sonny Ray
Last Post 06/07/19 05:00 AM  by RobH
Replies: 12 Views: 501
12 501 06/07/19 05:00 AM
    by RobH
No New Posts by jwsheets
Last Post 06/04/19 07:05 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 5 Views: 268
5 268 06/04/19 07:05 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Termitter
Last Post 06/03/19 06:58 PM  by Jim Fogle
Replies: 2 Views: 155
2 155 06/03/19 06:58 PM
    by Jim Fogle
No New Posts by MikeF
Last Post 05/27/19 03:45 PM  by MikeF
Replies: 3 Views: 295
3 295 05/27/19 03:45 PM
    by MikeF
No New Posts by MusicStudent
Last Post 05/27/19 02:30 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 38 Views: 2472
38 2472 05/27/19 02:30 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts Attachment by Pipeline
Last Post 05/27/19 02:46 AM  by Pipeline
Replies: 1 Views: 114
1 114 05/27/19 02:46 AM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 05/26/19 04:16 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 0 Views: 63
0 63 05/26/19 04:16 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 05/26/19 04:02 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 0 Views: 76
0 76 05/26/19 04:02 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Islandsoul
Last Post 05/25/19 05:19 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 5 Views: 425
5 425 05/25/19 05:19 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by SuhaimiS
Last Post 05/25/19 04:34 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 3 Views: 238
3 238 05/25/19 04:34 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by Plektrist
Last Post 05/22/19 10:51 PM  by bgsguitar
Replies: 5 Views: 394
5 394 05/22/19 10:51 PM
    by bgsguitar
No New Posts by HangdogCat
Last Post 04/23/19 10:54 AM  by HangdogCat
Replies: 1 Views: 141
1 141 04/23/19 10:54 AM
    by HangdogCat
No New Posts by zagreus76
Last Post 04/14/19 12:51 AM  by zagreus76
Replies: 0 Views: 123
0 123 04/14/19 12:51 AM
    by zagreus76
No New Posts by JohnJohnJohn
Last Post 03/24/19 06:34 AM  by ryclark
Replies: 77 Views: 7364
77 7364 03/24/19 06:34 AM
    by ryclark
No New Posts by Navid Syed
Last Post 03/23/19 10:31 AM  by Navid Syed
Replies: 6 Views: 464
6 464 03/23/19 10:31 AM
    by Navid Syed
No New Posts by halhamilton
Replies: 9 Views: 759
9 759 03/21/19 06:30 PM
    by halhamilton
No New Posts by David Snyder
Last Post 03/19/19 10:03 AM  by RobH
Replies: 1 Views: 245
1 245 03/19/19 10:03 AM
    by RobH
Locked by Andrew - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 110
0 110 03/07/19 04:12 PM
    by Andrew - PG Music
No New Posts by Ernie Tamminga
Replies: 3 Views: 311
3 311 03/07/19 09:22 AM
    by Adar - PG Music
No New Posts by green_building
Last Post 02/27/19 07:26 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 9 Views: 972
9 972 02/27/19 07:26 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by nichollstj
Last Post 02/24/19 04:25 PM  by gruverider
Replies: 10 Views: 525
10 525 02/24/19 04:25 PM
    by gruverider
No New Posts by malevans
Last Post 02/23/19 08:37 AM  by Sergino
Replies: 9 Views: 806
9 806 02/23/19 08:37 AM
    by Sergino
Locked by Andrew - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 152
0 152 02/22/19 02:41 PM
    by Andrew - PG Music
No New Posts by Pipeline
Last Post 02/18/19 06:24 PM  by lambada
Replies: 1 Views: 302
1 302 02/18/19 06:24 PM
    by lambada
No New Posts by Melody_Maker
Last Post 02/15/19 05:15 AM  by Sergino
Replies: 4 Views: 454
4 454 02/15/19 05:15 AM
    by Sergino
No New Posts by beatmaster
Last Post 02/13/19 10:30 PM  by beatmaster
Replies: 11 Views: 741
11 741 02/13/19 10:30 PM
    by beatmaster
No New Posts by DawWiz
Last Post 02/07/19 07:40 AM  by RobH
Replies: 5 Views: 356
5 356 02/07/19 07:40 AM
    by RobH
No New Posts by beatmaster
Last Post 02/07/19 02:45 AM  by paulpaul
Replies: 3 Views: 236
3 236 02/07/19 02:45 AM
    by paulpaul
No New Posts by Koz
Last Post 02/07/19 01:17 AM  by Pipeline
Replies: 8 Views: 787
8 787 02/07/19 01:17 AM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by DawWiz
Last Post 02/06/19 10:11 PM  by DawWiz
Replies: 12 Views: 596
12 596 02/06/19 10:11 PM
    by DawWiz
No New Posts by DawWiz
Last Post 02/06/19 01:20 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 1 Views: 193
1 193 02/06/19 01:20 PM
    by Pipeline
No New Posts by cubalibre
Last Post 02/06/19 01:14 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 1 Views: 195
1 195 02/06/19 01:14 PM
    by Pipeline
Locked by Callie - PG Music
Replies: 0 Views: 398
0 398 02/06/19 07:37 AM
    by Callie - PG Music
No New Posts by thatsastrat
Last Post 02/05/19 03:22 PM  by Pipeline
Replies: 3 Views: 416
3 416 02/05/19 03:22 PM
    by Pipeline
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Moderator: Blake - PG Music


Display Options
    
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!
Forum Stats
30432 Members
62 Forums
60695 Topics
513632 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
JulesPitou, Aleksssl, ThomasJazz, YamahaTyros1, BReed

30432 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 198
Noel96 172
Matt Finley 166
Jim 155
sslechta 128
Janice & Bud 124
MarioD 118
Pipeline 112
Jim Fogle 105
rayc 103
Today's Birthdays
Fred Marzin, kindofblue, philncookie