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#436322 - 11/02/17 01:49 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT
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PG Music was founded way back in 1988 - so it's no huge surprise that we still have this 3.5" floppy disk for Band-in-a-Box 1.0 for Windows!

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#436324 - 11/02/17 02:13 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Very cool! So that would have been for Windows 2.0 or 2.1, as Windows 3 wasn't released until 1990.

That was the first version of Windows I worked with. I was working at the US Federal Aviation Administration at the time and implementing a new desktop environment for about 500 users there that was based on Windows 2.
I was so happy when we went to Windows 3 and ultimately Windows for Workgroups 3.11. Networking in Windows 2 was a real PITA.

I also got to implement Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0. We've really come a long way since then.

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#436333 - 11/02/17 02:56 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I wish I had kept my discs. I started with BIAB in 1995. I remember having a rough time back then with my Sony laptop. I was brand new to computers at that time.
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#436356 - 11/02/17 05:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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But I found this 5 and a quarter inch from 1987.

I think we need to talk guys.


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#436365 - 11/02/17 07:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Get a usb floppy disk drive and DOSBox then try it out.
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#436399 - 11/03/17 05:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I remember the floppies, DOS versions, the first Windows version, Atari versions and Motorola CPU Mac versions.

I wish I still had the disks, for nostalgic reasons.

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#436446 - 11/03/17 01:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I want to hear what BIAB 1.0 sounds like and compare to today's.
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#436448 - 11/03/17 02:05 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Islansoul]
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Originally Posted By: Islansoul
I want to hear what BIAB 1.0 sounds like and compare to today's.
No you don't. There is really no comparison. I started using BIAB just a few years later and it's only MIDI, with the chintzy MIDI sounds of its day. Quite awful by today's standards.
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#436466 - 11/03/17 03:58 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: jford]
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I go back to 1992. Wish I still had the Atari, I would be tempted to fire it up. But I do remember the sounds and quality. It's come a long, long way.


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#436476 - 11/03/17 04:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Matt Finley]
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concur (unless one likes gritting one's teeth)

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#436485 - 11/03/17 05:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
Originally Posted By: Islansoul
I want to hear what BIAB 1.0 sounds like and compare to today's.
No you don't.
ROFL!! grin

But actually, you can get an idea of what the typical 90's BBox sounded like, from an earlier 'News' post - check this out:

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433186
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#436514 - 11/04/17 05:15 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Play the "built in" styles without an ending and that's pretty much what it sounded like.

And BiaB has no sound at all, it depends on the synth module, synth, or software synth you are using. BiaB tells the synth what to play.

Back in the early 1990s, sound modules weren't as sophisticated as they are now, digital advances make them sound much better now. But some of the sounds back then were decent, and in it's day it was the most advanced thing going.

Fortunately PG Music did not rest on it's laurels and have continued to innovate and improve on the original design.

Insights and incites by Notes
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#436543 - 11/04/17 09:15 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Icelander]
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

This is the funniest thing I have ever seen!!

I am laughing so hard I can't breathe!!

"Yeah, sales people are beautiful that way...anyway, Peter is making a fortune doing house calls but he plays in a band on weekends and he married my sister......and he made this thing called Band in a Box."

ROFLMAO!!


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#436548 - 11/04/17 09:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Don't tell me it's after midnight at your end now too, eh? grin
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#436566 - 11/04/17 11:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Icelander]
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Dude,

I am totally showing this to all of my friends. This is better than anything I have seen on Saturday Night Live.

When he got to the part about complex numbers and "my tie really isn't a pair of suspenders" I almost choked, I was laughing so hard.
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#436568 - 11/04/17 11:51 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Told ya it was f...... hilarious! wink


Edited by Icelander (11/04/17 05:16 PM)
Edit Reason: Correcting mistakes
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#436588 - 11/04/17 02:41 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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My other sister Kathy?

He has two sisters named Kathy?

Like my other brother Darrell???

Huh???

smile
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#436606 - 11/04/17 05:18 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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It's just beyond bloody brilliant, innit, like a gift that just keeps on giving grin
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#436628 - 11/04/17 07:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I vote that this post, or at least the video, gets pinned forever more.
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#436841 - 11/06/17 02:20 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Look at what we found... Band-in-a-Box Pro Version 1.0! #TBT [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

But I found this 5 and a quarter inch from 1987.

I think we need to talk guys.


Been a long time since I saw a 5 1/4 inch disk. In the very early 80's there were two micro operating systems that were vying for the market. They were cpm86 and dos. cpm86 was a much better operating system faster than dos using the Motorola chip that I am pretty sure apple picked up on.
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