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#429924 - 09/15/17 07:45 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] When I browse RealTracks List on PG Website Song demos won't play
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I want to demo some more Realtracks but the song demos won't play on my computer (Windows). I keep getting an error message that says I need Flashplayer 9.0 or greater.

I think I have Flashplayer 14 installed.

I used the "Search" feature to the right and could not find information on this.

Could someone please tell me if this is a common problem and if there is a fix.

By the way, I am loving this BIAB. I am getting deeper into playing music and it has been Godsend!
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#429925 - 09/15/17 08:02 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: When I browse RealTracks List on PG Website Song demos won't play [Re: Guitar Non Hero]
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Welcome to the forums!

I agree... BIAB is brilliant software smile

What browser are you using? That could be the problem. I have Firefox 55.0.3 and the few demos I tried worked fine for me.

Just to make sure that we're working on the same page, I clicked on the "Listen" options for the Realtracks (highlighted on the image below).



Also, with Flash, I've found a few times over the last year or so that it must always be up-to-date to access some websites. I suspect that this is because earlier versions of Flash player had some vulnerabilities that made it susceptible to net nasties.

Flash player is currently up to version 27.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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#429926 - 09/15/17 08:11 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: When I browse RealTracks List on PG Website Song demos won't play [Re: Guitar Non Hero]
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Here's a list of RealTracks, find the instrument number #
then replace it in the link below

http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/2755solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/2755band.m4a

RealTracksList.txt
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yckbfdn4krjyd1b/RealTracksList.txt?dl=1

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Bass, Electric, RockHeavy16thsDoug Ev16 090	Finger Electric Bass (34)	Rhythm	Ev	 90	Rock	2755	274	Mn		Doug Elliott	 	336
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#429988 - 09/16/17 04:29 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: When I browse RealTracks List on PG Website Song demos won't play [Re: Guitar Non Hero]
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Thanks for the quick responses. I am really looking to buy more reaktracks and not being able to play demos is a bit of a pain.

To make sure I am clear, I was looking at RealTrack Sets, such as #10. You have an option for "Band Demo" and another for "Solo Demo."

Got to run but I will return and reread your replies.

Thanks again
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#429991 - 09/16/17 05:10 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: When I browse RealTracks List on PG Website Song demos won't play [Re: Guitar Non Hero]
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RealTracks Set 10 : All Blues (Shuffle)

Bass, Electric, Blues Sw 120
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/420solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/421band.m4a

Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Sw 120
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/421solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/421band.m4a

Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues Sw 120
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/422solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/422band.m4a

Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues Sw 120 [Double-Time]
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/1342solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/1342band.m4a

Harmonica, Background Blues Sw 120
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/423solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/423band.m4a

Harmonica, Soloist Blues Sw 120
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/424solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/424band.m4a

Harmonica, Soloist Blues Sw 120 [Double-Time]
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/1358solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/1358band.m4a

Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/425solo.m4a
http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/425band.m4a


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<h3>RealTracks in this Set:</h3>
<ul>
<li>
Bass, Electric, Blues Sw 120
<span class="rtauddemos">
Solo Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/420solo.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span> | </span>
<span class="rtauddemos">
Band Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/420band.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span class="rtartist">[ Artist: <a href="realtracks.artists.php?os=win&a=3">Dow Tomlin</a> ]</span>
</li>
<li>
Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Sw 120
<span class="rtauddemos">
Solo Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/421solo.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span> | </span>
<span class="rtauddemos">
Band Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/421band.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span class="rtartist">[ Artist: <a href="realtracks.artists.php?os=win&a=12">Jack Pearson</a> ]</span>
</li>
<li>
Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues Sw 120
<span class="rtauddemos">
Solo Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/422solo.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span> | </span>
<span class="rtauddemos">
Band Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/422band.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span class="rtartist">[ Artist: <a href="realtracks.artists.php?os=win&a=12">Jack Pearson</a> ]</span>
</li>
<li>
Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues Sw 120 [Double-Time]
<span class="rtauddemos">
Solo Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/1342solo.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span> | </span>
<span class="rtauddemos">
Band Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/1342band.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span class="rtartist">[ Artist: <a href="realtracks.artists.php?os=win&a=12">Jack Pearson</a> ]</span>
</li>
<li>
Harmonica, Background Blues Sw 120
<span class="rtauddemos">
Solo Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/423solo.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span> | </span>
<span class="rtauddemos">
Band Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/423band.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span class="rtartist">[ Artist: <a href="realtracks.artists.php?os=win&a=62">TJ Klay</a> ]</span>
</li>
<li>
Harmonica, Soloist Blues Sw 120
<span class="rtauddemos">
Solo Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/424solo.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span> | </span>
<span class="rtauddemos">
Band Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/424band.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span class="rtartist">[ Artist: <a href="realtracks.artists.php?os=win&a=62">TJ Klay</a> ]</span>
</li>
<li>
Harmonica, Soloist Blues Sw 120 [Double-Time]
<span class="rtauddemos">
Solo Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/1358solo.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span> | </span>
<span class="rtauddemos">
Band Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/1358band.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span class="rtartist">[ Artist: <a href="realtracks.artists.php?os=win&a=62">TJ Klay</a> ]</span>
</li>
<li>
Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
<span class="rtauddemos">
Solo Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/425solo.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span> | </span>
<span class="rtauddemos">
Band Demo
<input value="http://nn.pgmusic.com/pgfiles/audio/realtracksdemos/425band.m4a" name="audioUrl" type="hidden">
<span class="audioSmallContainer"></span>
</span>
<span class="rtartist">[ Artist: <a href="realtracks.artists.php?os=win&a=6">Chris Nole</a> ]</span>
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#438968 - 11/20/17 11:04 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: When I browse RealTracks List on PG Website Song demos won't play [Re: Pipeline]
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Thank you for your assistance.

Sorry it took so long for me to get it. I had an unfortunate series of events that led to surgery.

Anyway, I appreciate everyone's input and hope to be able to capitalize on the great opportunities this program offers.

I am teaching my kids to play piano and some guitar, and the band-in-a-box program motivates them greatly.

Again, thanks and happy holidays. I plan to check in here more often as I try to increase my limited skills with BIAB!
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#443137 - 12/06/17 06:26 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: When I browse RealTracks List on PG Website Song demos won't play [Re: Guitar Non Hero]
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I have since upgraded my computer to Windows 10 and everything seems to be working fine. I think that is what fixed my problem, at least in part.
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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...

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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.

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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.
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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!

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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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