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#436941 - 11/07/17 09:10 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today!
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We're so excited that Band-in-a-Box® 2017 has been nominated as one of the Music Software products for the 2018 SOS Awards!

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to vote! If you haven't had a chance yet, you can vote here... (the polls are open until 23:59 PST on November 30th)

Winners will be announced at the Winter NAMM show in January, 2018.

What are the SOS awards? Held annually by Sound On Sound, these awards celebrate a number of products launched within the last year, including categories like Audio Interface, DAW, Guitar Technology, Music Software, and more - the winners are chosen by the readers, and people just like you! To learn more about the SOS awards, click here.

SOS voting rules are available here.

Sound On Sound Awards - a list of 2017 Winners.
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#437055 - 11/08/17 04:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Awesome! Got my vote(s) in smile
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#437063 - 11/08/17 05:06 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congratulations to you all! And YES, I voted!

GOOD LUCK Band-in-a-Box
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#437111 - 11/08/17 08:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post - Next time I suggest you ONLY POST THE ONE LINK THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS!
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#437220 - 11/09/17 05:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done.

Quite a few of the categories did not apply to me, but clicking "none" is a small price to pay to be able to give a boost to the good folks at PG Music and what I consider one of the 3 essential pieces of music software on my computer.

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#437228 - 11/09/17 06:47 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!
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#437235 - 11/09/17 07:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post - Next time I suggest you ONLY POST THE ONE LINK THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS!


I'm providing the only link there is for voting. In order to cast your vote for us, you have to choose something from every category (or choose 'none' for these categories). smile

(yes, there were additional links in my post for the rules etc., however the "vote here..." link is the only one you'll need to vote)
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#437268 - 11/09/17 12:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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PG has my vote.
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#437276 - 11/09/17 12:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Voted!

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#437291 - 11/09/17 01:47 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!
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#437315 - 11/09/17 05:57 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
Originally Posted By: Icelander
I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post...
---(yes, there were additional links in my post for the rules etc., however the "vote here..." link is the only one you'll need to vote)
And that's precisely the one link I nearly missed. I see now you've put that one in bold, however, which is much better cool

p.s. It then didn't even let me vote for your category anyway, something about "have already voted" confused
- So it looks like I got all worked up in vain


Edited by Icelander (11/09/17 05:59 PM)
Edit Reason: further details
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#437537 - 11/11/17 12:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I Voted!!

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#437722 - 11/12/17 03:23 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!
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#438280 - 11/16/17 06:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: jcspro40]
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I gave my vote to PG Music! Hank

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#439844 - 11/23/17 07:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Voted for this great product today

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#440416 - 11/25/17 12:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Jon Thomas Offline
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My vote is in for BIAB.
Come on guys let's vote!!!
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#440420 - 11/25/17 12:33 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Jon Thomas]
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My vote is in.
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#440683 - 11/26/17 03:57 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I wonder why SOS does not even list outstanding Software Instruments such as Pianoteq. Do these SOS people require some fee to even get listed on their voting charts?
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PG Music News
Article: The History of Play-A-Long (and More)

We came across this JazzTimes article, published today, called The History of Play-A-Long (and More), which highlights how technology has "blown the options for interaction music education wide open" in the last 50 years - and they mention Band-in-a-Box®!

Check it out! Click here to read...

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.
-www.musicrepo.com

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.

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