We even created a Musicians Talk Band-in-a-Box® video using some of these sumbissions!
Interested in submitting your own Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial Video? Read on...
How to Enter: Create a video testimonial that explains who you are and the kind of music you create. Be sure to answer:
What style of music do you prefer?
How do you use Band-in-a-Box?
Other information you can include:
How did you hear about the program?
How long have you been using the program for?
Do you use the Windows or the Mac version?
What are you favorite features of Band-in-a-Box?
Which Band-in-a-Box® features do you use the most?
The video should be 2-10 minutes long. We’re looking for a variety of video styles. You could:
Star in the video on your own.
Have someone interview you.
Use a screenshot of Band-in-a-Box® while you’re working with it.
Use images and recordings of you performing with your Band-in-a-Box® songs.
A few things to keep in mind:
1. If you're doing it in an interview style, it's best to answer your questions with the question as PART of the answer. For example, if you're answering the question "What's your favorite feature in Band-in-a-Box", rather than launching into it saying something like "The guitar window, because...", for the purpose of the video it would be better to say "I think my favorite feature is the guitar window, because..."
2. Any audio you have is great. For example, if you were filming yourself recording a guitar solo into Band-in-a-Box, rather than just including the video file with the audio from that, it would be great to also include the actual recorded tracks and Band-in-a-Box® files. That way we can sync them up and use the better recorded audio along with the video rather than using the audio recorded by the camera.
3. If you're able to shine a lamp or two directly at yourself when filming yourself talking, that makes for a much nicer looking resulting video.
If you need assistance putting your video together, just send us some footage - we can put together the video using your resources!
To submit your video, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Video Testimonial" in the subject line, making sure to include your name and contact information. If you require assistance in submitting your video, please let email@example.com know (or post right here in the forum).
Submission Information and Rules:
One video testimonial per person.
Your video should be submitted in MP4 format. If you are unable to create an MP4, we will also accept .mov and .wmv files.
Any songs included in your video must be originals, and must not be copyrighted or "cover" songs; you must have all of the rights to the songs.
All videos will be reviewed, and the Submitter of a winning video will be contacted to confirm their contact information in order to receive their Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK.
Please note: All winning video submissions grant PG Music Inc. the license to use the video without any additional compensation in any manner, and, in any media for publicity, promotional and/or other purposes.
We look forward to seeing your video testimonial!
Callie Marketing Representative PG Music Inc.
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.
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.
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: Pre-Sales
Here's some of the amazing feedback we've received lately, from program users just like you!
Arthritic fingers means I find it very difficult to play anything. This program is amazing - and it does use real musicians!
The power of this program is just unbelievable! It's been a best kept secret for a couple of decades now. A song writer's dream!
This band can practice any time of day...LOL
Band-in-a-Box works so simple you could teach a child to do it within minutes - the RealTracks are amazing. Doing an album as we speak. I challenge you to give it a try. I am 60 years old and even though I've played 50 years, I am no engineer. But as a song writer I needed some effective tools to create quality production of my work. This is IT! It's as easy as typing and filling in the blanks. The instructional videos allow you to change settings while watching the pro. I myself purchased every "RealTrack" I could get... Take it from me, don't let this overwhelm you. It is absolutely a writer and solo artist dream!
Best part of Band-in-a-Box is that it saves me having to program drums, the Real Drummer part of the software is brilliant and natural sounding. I then layer real instruments with guys from my band. As a songwriter, Band-in-a-Box has saved me so much time it's ridiculous.
Incredible Software. Great for ignorance and experts and for anyone who wants to deal with music. If you do not have a hobby and want to have one "Band-in-a-Box" is the best choice. Simple, but if you want to be an expert on it, you need to make an effort to master it perfectly for perfect use. The only disadvantage is if you do not want to become a musician, and use it, you will become a perfect musician. Therefore, be cautious. It's not a toy. ;)
Been a BIAB man since '92, such a comprehensive source for music making! So much more to offer than "loops", it allows actual music composition to be realized. Evolve from harmonic ignorance and find out what REAL music is made of!
A must for any musician who wants to improve on his own, or to share his musical ideas in a professional high quality rendition.. You just play with the best musicians and that's great ♪ :)
I use Band in a Box all the time. I couldn't be more pleased. It's easy to use and it sounds super-big time!
An excellent tool for generating backing tracks. Saves me hours of MIDI programming. Combines the best of MIDI and live audio samples.
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