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#442853 - 12/05/17 01:43 PM [Off-Topic] Christmas Came Early
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Samuel Davis Offline
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So excited!!!!!

Just upgrading from BIAB 2011 to BIAB 2018. I can't wait to get all the new cool stuff installed!
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#442854 - 12/05/17 01:45 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Christmas Came Early [Re: Samuel Davis]
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That will be a "HUGE" upgrade. Enjoy! Lots of new content since 2011.
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#442891 - 12/05/17 04:10 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Christmas Came Early [Re: jford]
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Yes. I haven't gotten even half of it installed yet. I opened up the program to register it and was like "Wow!" Everything looks so different.
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#442986 - 12/06/17 06:41 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Christmas Came Early [Re: Samuel Davis]
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That's awesome Samuel! I think I speak for a lot of others - we can't wait to hear the tunes you craft in your new 2018 version smile
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#443291 - 12/07/17 08:26 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Christmas Came Early [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
That's awesome Samuel! I think I speak for a lot of others - we can't wait to hear the tunes you craft in your new 2018 version smile



Fully agree. You make some real nice music, Samuel. I'm looking forward to upgrading in the near future.

Alan
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#443296 - 12/07/17 08:43 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Christmas Came Early [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Congrats. I won't be able to upgrade until six months from now because I am a Mac user, but I will get it when it comes out. I won't be expecting to get all of the features that Windows users get because PG music does not care about Mac users. Just post in the forum about Real Band for Mac, the iOS app for iPad ( Isn't the iPad an APPLE product?). I don't get PG Music's logic. If someone from the company could give a fully detailed explanation as to why the center BIAB Real Band, Power Tracks etc around Windows users and leave the Mac users with the basics, that would be great. Seriously, I talked to one of the tech support people about BIAB and she told me that they purposely postpone the Mac edition with no explanation as to why. All you get with BIAB for Mac is BIAB, no Real Band not Power Tracks, just BIAB!
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#443375 - 12/07/17 12:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Christmas Came Early [Re: Islansoul]
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Originally Posted By: Islansoul
I won't be expecting to get all of the features that Windows users get because PG music does not care about Mac users.


Awwww....did someone get up in a grumpy mood? sleep

Grab a used windows laptop for $100-200 and enjoy. I mean it will more than likley be more powerful than the newest mac pad (or whatever it is called) AND you will be able to upgrade it yourself for pennies! laugh cool
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#443443 - 12/07/17 05:41 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Christmas Came Early [Re: jcspro40]
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I live in a Mac Family. Just had to get my 12 year old daughter a power mac notebook for school. My gosh. $1300 US. A notebook PC would be about $2-400 US here in Hong Kong. I can't get on with MACs, but I do feel the MAC users get a raw deal.


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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.

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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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What does the Download Manager do?
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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.
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You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

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There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

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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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