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#441244 - 11/28/17 10:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here!
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here!

Go to the main page laugh

Early this year wink
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#441251 - 11/28/17 11:04 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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While BIAB 2018 for Mac will be six months later with a new sticker slapped onto it.
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#441252 - 11/28/17 11:05 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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Wow!

I've never known an "end of November" release before! Excellent smile
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#441272 - 11/28/17 12:25 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: Noel96]
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do you not think this is more of the same?

I look at the GUI and it reminds me of 1990's and there are many here who know just how old the base code of this program is once you delve to the lower levels.

maybe I stand alone in thinking 64 bit opens memory opportunities for a complete rewrite.

Even sforzando is offered 64 bit

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#441279 - 11/28/17 12:41 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: Neil1000]
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You're familiar with JBridge Neil? The only reason for Biab to be 64 bit is to access all of your memory so you can run the big 64 bit plugins. JBridge allows for full RAM usage. Peter himself (as in Peter Gannon, PG Music) got into a very detailed discussion a few years ago with some users who were very adamant that Biab itself needed to be 64 bit. He explained in detail that it's not necessary, JBridge handles it.

Bob
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#441280 - 11/28/17 12:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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Hi Anyone give me heads up on using jbridge I just cant follow it.

Would need to be a fools guide.
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#441294 - 11/28/17 01:27 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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Current, I've owned the BIaB 2015 Pro. edition. If I upgrade to Biab 2018 MegaPak how much do I have to pay, $99.00 and get all the contents of this package?
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#441295 - 11/28/17 01:30 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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VinhSon, I'm not sure. We're just fellow users here. Give PG Music Sales a call.

On this page it looks like $99 from the 2016 Megapak to the 2018 Megapak: http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

But I don't know if that holds for 2015 Pro to 2018 Megapak.
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#441303 - 11/28/17 01:52 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Hi Anyone give me heads up on using jbridge I just cant follow it.

Would need to be a fools guide.


Literally all you do is install it, you don't do anything through Biab. Close Biab and install it on your system. Open Biab and it's automatically there in the background, you don't do anything.

One thing though and I'm not sure if this matters now or not, it's been a few years for me. There was confusion about which version to use which is why we all recommended users buy it through PG Music. I think you saved a few dollars too but again, maybe that doesn't matter now.

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#441305 - 11/28/17 01:53 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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Bob is correct, at the time, the version of JBridge was customized for BIAB. But once installed, it just works. Your plugin can address all the memory you have on a 64-bit Windows PC.
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#441332 - 11/28/17 03:42 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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From PGMusic JBridge page now
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If you want to try jBridge by a free demo, you can visit this page http://jstuff.wordpress.com/jBridge/ and download the demo called jBridge 1.7b3 demo (or any newer future demo that has a # higher than 1.7)


So supposedly later versions will work, bu if you want the 'PGMusic special' that is the version in question.

FWIW I got ver. 1.7b3 years ago and it has worked ever since.

I'm not sure which version you get currently from the PGMusic site, but it is $5 less than direct from jBridge.

http://www.pgmusic.com/jbridge.htm
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#441351 - 11/28/17 04:06 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: rharv]
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Wow this is just a cosmetic upgrade. nothing new really. Still no rewire, a feature that has been requested for over 10 years or anyway to sync bib with a real DAW not like real tracks.

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#441367 - 11/28/17 05:06 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: Kayanou]
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Welcome to the forum, I guess you've been a long time user and just now decided to join in on the forum fun?

My only comment and this is not making fun of anybody is this:

Probably 90% of the users don't understand the concept behind what you just wrote and could care less. They load in the chords, pick a style, hit Play. That's it. Biab is huge in music schools. Do you think a teacher using it to teach a student how to solo over the circle of 5ths cares about rewire?

This is why some years ago in order to address these concerns to make Biab much more sophisticated I suggested they create two versions, the standard one we all use now and an AWESOME COOL DUDE! one. Sadly I never heard anything back about that.

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#441374 - 11/28/17 05:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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Lots of new features and content.
Info and 6 minute all-you-need-to-know video
http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=441373&#Post441373
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#441385 - 11/28/17 05:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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What upgrade do I want?

I have:
1. EverythingPak 2015 (no longer listed as option)
2. 2016 & 2017 PlusPak Upgrades
3. All Xtra styles 3

To be fully up to date with the EverythingPak do I want the $99 PlusPak and the $49 BonusPak AND the $29 Nov. Xtra styles, or are those included in the $49 BonusPak?

Or do I want the $149 UltraPak Upgrade? Does it include everything?

Confuzed...

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#441391 - 11/28/17 05:53 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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Have you looked at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

The package names have been changed a bit as you saw, so we fellow users are reluctant to give you a definitive answer. I suggest you give PG Music Sales a call and tell them what you have. Be sure to do it before the price goes back to normal.
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#441396 - 11/28/17 06:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: Matt Finley]
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Of course I looked and it's confusing to me. That's why I asked. You're right. A phone call is in order.

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#441401 - 11/28/17 06:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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I purchased the UltraPak upgrade, with all the extras. 4 payments at $59 and change.

Can't go wrong with that. wink
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#441409 - 11/28/17 07:03 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: PeterGannon]
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Quote:
Lots of new features and content.
Info and 6 minute all-you-need-to-know video
http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=441373&#Post441373


I listening to the solo demos of RealTracks Set 278 : Shiny Vocal Oohs & Aahs!, and they all sound like it's the same track.


Edited by roslon (11/28/17 07:05 PM)

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#441425 - 11/28/17 09:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: jazzmammal]
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Thank you for welcoming to the forum. I respectfully disagree that this is simply used to learn how to play. A lot of us have used tracks from bib in a song. Still this year I see no reason because this just cosmetic they could have just released new realtracks.

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C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
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