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#375682 - 11/22/16 03:46 PM [Off-Topic] Wow! 200 posts per day!
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PeterGannon Offline
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1400+ posts over the last 7 days. That's great. It's been rising steadily over the last few months (almost double)

Busiest forum (by orders of magnitude) is User Showcase, showcasing how people are using and creating, instead of the tech support "it doesn't work" type of forums ... awesome!
Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

#375695 - 11/22/16 04:17 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Wow! 200 posts per day! [Re: PeterGannon]
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That is awesome. The product is being used!
"That's what"

#375697 - 11/22/16 04:19 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Wow! 200 posts per day! [Re: PeterGannon]
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That speaks volumes about the generous man you are, Peter.

#375699 - 11/22/16 04:22 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Wow! 200 posts per day! [Re: PeterGannon]
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Pipeline Offline

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Yes I noticed that, there were like 400 viewing all up at one time when I last looked. I think you could now sell some "instrument/audio software/hardware related ad space in the User Showcase like in the KVR forum.
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#375710 - 11/22/16 05:07 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Wow! 200 posts per day! [Re: PeterGannon]
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Not only that, but the music is getting REALLY GOOD on this forum.

There is an amazing amount of synergy, and learning going on--people are writing and posting some incredibly good music, and the production quality keeps going up and up.

It is amazing to sit back and listen as people grow, encourage one another, collaborate and get even better at their craft.

The forum is a great place to be!!!

It was only in 2014 that I ran into this guy named Herb Hartley, who said "You are going to thank me for this. Got a pen? Write down "Band in a Box.""

Man what a journey it has been.
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers

#375944 - 11/23/16 05:53 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Wow! 200 posts per day! [Re: PeterGannon]
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We've much enjoyed our five years here and participating in the user forum as it grows. Both the diversity and quality of the productions are amazing. Most rewarding are the friends we've made through collaborations. Thank you and your staff for making all of this possible.
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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.

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.

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:

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!

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