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#441428 - 11/28/17 10:12 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: Kayanou]
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Who said it is just used to learn to play? I agree with you; many of us make very good sounding accompaniment tracks in many different styles. Nothing can touch this program for that. And if you used RealTracks like I do, you would want all you could get. That alone is easily worth the price of the new version!
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#441429 - 11/28/17 11:05 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: 1manband]
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Originally Posted By: 1manband
And if you used RealTracks like I do, you would want all you could get. That alone is easily worth the price of the new version!


Me too.

I use BIAB entirely for creating songs from start to finish. The Realtracks are worth their weight in gold to me. They really are an amazing invention for music creators.

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#441432 - 11/28/17 11:35 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: Kayanou]
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Originally Posted By: Kayanou
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.

There are a lot of things from the wishlist I would have loved to see in the upgrade and were it not for the new RealTracks I'd def take a pass. BUT, I'll upgrade just for the RealTracks! The upgrade price is reasonable and you get a lot of new tracks to use in making music!


Edited by JohnJohnJohn (11/28/17 11:50 PM)

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#441447 - 11/29/17 12:24 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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Originally Posted By: MikeK
I purchased the UltraPak upgrade, with all the extras. 4 payments at $59 and change.

Can't go wrong with that. wink

If you got all extras how did you get it for 4 x $59?

$149 UltraPAK
$49 2018 49-PAK
$49 New Xtra Styles PAK 4
$49 Video RealTracks Sets 3-6
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$296

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#441458 - 11/29/17 02:57 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
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Originally Posted By: JohnJohnJohn
Originally Posted By: MikeK
I purchased the UltraPak upgrade, with all the extras. 4 payments at $59 and change.

Can't go wrong with that. wink

If you got all extras how did you get it for 4 x $59?

$149 UltraPAK
$49 2018 49-PAK
$49 New Xtra Styles PAK 4
$49 Video RealTracks Sets 3-6
--------------------------------
$296


My bad ... didn't get the Video RealTracks Sets 3-6.
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#441471 - 11/29/17 05:03 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: jazzmammal]
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Originally Posted By: jazzmammal


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?
Bob

Exactly,Bob. That 90% wants to do just that.Maybe just maybe certain bits could be a bit more plug and play for non-techies like me but it great in its core operations.
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PS-looks like 2018 is coming out a bit buggy so for Numpties like meI think id better hang on a couple of weeks while you fix things.
PPS-whats a circle of fifths?lol
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#441474 - 11/29/17 05:17 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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I thought it was a circle of fourths. Ha.

A patch after a new release is pretty standard, but even as is, I’m not encountering any show-stopping problems in regular use.
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#441487 - 11/29/17 07:17 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
I thought it was a circle of fourths. Ha.

A patch after a new release is pretty standard, but even as is, I’m not encountering any show-stopping problems in regular use.


He who knows these things says a fifth is a bottle of whiskey and thats why you go round in circles.
Im thinking that I'll hang on a bit and see what happens.Im sure to buy it but would prefer in less buggy as Im not easily able to fix techie things(as some of you guys already know from Beginners)if something needs se-setting etc.
Does anyone know if the VIDEO RTs are just so you can see the recording artiste playing them or they NEW RTs and can be incorporated into my SGU as if they are normal RTS?
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#441489 - 11/29/17 08:01 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: WendyM]
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But don't leave it too long or you will miss the introductory discounts. wink

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#441707 - 11/30/17 09:20 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: MikeK]
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Hello Bob (aka Jazzmammal)

Jbridge should never be used as an excuse for avoiding a 64 bit program rewrite.

These 64 bit instruments are wonderful and sophisticated. They appreciate having up to date midi tools for communication.

Unless I am mistaken, Biab has not updated midi communication in +20 years? The midi pages of this program suggest they are original and the midi tools are from a bygone age.

Check out how much Cubase, Live and Logic have invested in upgrading their midi communication tools in the last few years

If the boss sees the future only in Realtracks and Realdrums it would be helpful for him to say so then I can avoid the upgrade costs.

Great opportunity to wish you and all here a very Happy Xmas and New Year

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#441791 - 11/30/17 06:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
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Originally Posted By: JohnJohnJohn
Originally Posted By: MikeK
I purchased the UltraPak upgrade, with all the extras. 4 payments at $59 and change.

Can't go wrong with that. wink

If you got all extras how did you get it for 4 x $59?

$149 UltraPAK
$49 2018 49-PAK
$49 New Xtra Styles PAK 4
$49 Video RealTracks Sets 3-6
--------------------------------
$296


Minor correction: New Xtra Styles PAK 4 is only $29

but yes "it do get pricey at this time of year" 5 new plugins, 4 new PG products, two new DAW's, and a partridge in my new guitar (plus four pair of new glasses, new dryer, ... it just never ends. Almost, I say ALMOST, forces me to reconsider going back to work - LOL

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#441806 - 11/30/17 08:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: Larry Kehl]
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Originally Posted By: Larry Kehl
Originally Posted By: JohnJohnJohn
Originally Posted By: MikeK
I purchased the UltraPak upgrade, with all the extras. 4 payments at $59 and change.

Can't go wrong with that. wink

If you got all extras how did you get it for 4 x $59?

$149 UltraPAK
$49 2018 49-PAK
$49 New Xtra Styles PAK 4
$49 Video RealTracks Sets 3-6
--------------------------------
$296


Minor correction: New Xtra Styles PAK 4 is only $29

but yes "it do get pricey at this time of year" 5 new plugins, 4 new PG products, two new DAW's, and a partridge in my new guitar (plus four pair of new glasses, new dryer, ... it just never ends. Almost, I say ALMOST, forces me to reconsider going back to work - LOL

Larry

They must have just changed it as it was $49 with no discount offered when I wrote the post.


Edited by JohnJohnJohn (11/30/17 08:41 PM)

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#443334 - 12/07/17 10:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: PeterGannon]
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Peter, I'd really like to see Band in a Box become a plugin for Mac and Windows.
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#443337 - 12/07/17 10:08 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows is here! [Re: PeterGannon]
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Originally Posted By: PeterGannon
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 would love to see BIAB be a plugin for Mac and Windows.


Edited by Islansoul (12/07/17 10:08 AM)
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PG Music News
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.

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:
Pre-Sales

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!

Over 190 Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!

Today's the day we say "Happy Birthday" to Adolphe Sax, the creator of the Saxophone!
(Adolphe was born November 6, 1814 - 32 years later he patended his saxophone creation!)

We have more than 190 Saxophone RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box with the following RealTracks Sets - review the complete list here.

Check our our Saxophonist programs for Windows:
The Jazz Saxophonist
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