Interested in submitting your own Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial Video? Read on...
How to Enter: Create a video testimonial that explains who you are and the kind of music you create. Be sure to answer:
What style of music do you prefer?
How do you use Band-in-a-Box?
Other information you can include:
How did you hear about the program?
How long have you been using the program for?
Do you use the Windows or the Mac version?
What are you favorite features of Band-in-a-Box?
Which Band-in-a-Box® features do you use the most?
The video should be 2-10 minutes long. We’re looking for a variety of video styles. You could:
Star in the video on your own.
Have someone interview you.
Use a screenshot of Band-in-a-Box® while you’re working with it.
Use images and recordings of you performing with your Band-in-a-Box® songs.
A few things to keep in mind:
1. If you're doing it in an interview style, it's best to answer your questions with the question as PART of the answer. For example, if you're answering the question "What's your favorite feature in Band-in-a-Box", rather than launching into it saying something like "The guitar window, because...", for the purpose of the video it would be better to say "I think my favorite feature is the guitar window, because..."
2. Any audio you have is great. For example, if you were filming yourself recording a guitar solo into Band-in-a-Box, rather than just including the video file with the audio from that, it would be great to also include the actual recorded tracks and Band-in-a-Box® files. That way we can sync them up and use the better recorded audio along with the video rather than using the audio recorded by the camera.
3. If you're able to shine a lamp or two directly at yourself when filming yourself talking, that makes for a much nicer looking resulting video.
If you need assistance putting your video together, just send us some footage - we can put together the video using your resources!
To submit your video, email email@example.com with "Video Testimonial" in the subject line, making sure to include your name and contact information. If you require assistance in submitting your video, please let firstname.lastname@example.org know (or post right here in the forum).
Submission Information and Rules:
One video testimonial per person.
Your video should be submitted in MP4 format. If you are unable to create an MP4, we will also accept .mov and .wmv files.
Any songs included in your video must be originals, and must not be copyrighted or "cover" songs; you must have all of the rights to the songs.
All videos will be reviewed, and the Submitter will be contacted to confirm their contact information in order to receive their Band-in-a-Box® EverythingPAK.
Please note: All winning video submissions grant PG Music Inc. the license to use the video without any additional compensation in any manner, and, in any media for publicity, promotional and/or other purposes.
We even created a Musicians Talk Band-in-a-Box® video using some of these sumbissions!
We look forward to seeing your video testimonial!
Callie Marketing Representative PG Music Inc.
Some of these videos really bring tears to my eyes. One knows that there are probably many hundreds, if not thousands, of amateur musicians recapturing some aging musical skill through this program. I am certainly one of them. At age 65 (I am 80 now) I discovered BIAB and began a relationship with the program that continues today (via 2019, and YES -- 64bit).
Without BIAB I would NEVER had the "push" to again approach keyboards ... physical limits especially in my left hand were really a problem. I play daily now, I have learned many things about BIAB through using it as I do -- backing for soloing, or comping with my various keyboards. So wonderful.
As importantly, getting back into music via BIAB has given me respite from the various troubles that are thrust on us each day. This program literally gave me another shot at life, and I will be eternally grateful.
Thanks to EVERYONE who has been involved in this effort since inception.
Just Released: Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box for Windows!
164 amazing new RealStyles await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some great new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.
Get all 164 new RealStyles in the All Xtra Styles PAK 7 for only $29 until September 15, 2019! (Reg. $49)
Specific genre packages are also available for $15 each!
For more information and to listen to demos, click here!
Every version release of Band-in-a-Box® adds loads of new features and enhancements to the program, which we're sure can sometimes get "lost" in your knowledge of the program's capabilities.
Looking to learn about new features with a specific release? It's actually really easy to locate this information!
Learn tips on the new version (2019) by visiting Help | Tip of the Day and placing a check mark next to "Only Show Tips for Version 2019" (you'll also need to select "Show Tips at Startup", if it's not already).
Access the new features list for older versions in the Help Index of the program - from the left-menu, choose Contents | Features and a list of New Features will show - all the way back to Version 7!
Special thanks to Mike and all the RealTracks Artists and PG Endorsers who stopped by. Stay tuned for our Booth Visitors and other happenings from Summer NAMM on July 18-20, 2019! If you find yourself at the event, come say "Hi!" to us at booth 234.
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows StylePicker Feature - Finding RealTracks & MIDI SuperTracks
Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, quickly find styles that use RealTracks (or MIDI SuperTracks!) in a certain range by pressing the [Other] filter button in the StylePicker window and select "Styles that contain RealTracks or MIDI SuperTracks in a number range".
Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® will show you some helpful "Tips" when you start the program? What a great way for new program users to learn all the features of the program! Want to know Tips on just the latest version? This feature can be adjusted to just show the Tips for that too.
Maybe you're a long-time user of the program, and have this feature turned off? To access Tip of the Day (450+ available!), head to Help | Tip of the Day. Your Tip will appear right away - and you'll have the option of reading the Next Tip if you wanted too! Within this window is where you would also choose to "Show Tips at Startup" (if this is unchecked, you won't see them), or "Only Show Tips for Version 2019".
Here's a few Tips the program informed me of the last time I opened Band-in-a-Box®:
In the Piano Roll window, the 'Ghost Note' function allows you to view a single-channel, and see notes on all other channels display in light grey. This is useful when working with multi-channel tracks.
Want a bigger guitar display? Drag the bottom end of the Guitar Window to change its size, or press the SETTINGS button to set a custom size.
The Printout can use left and right MARGINS. This is useful to make printouts for small paper size or 3 hole paper that requires margins.
Edit | Nudge Chords/Melody. Let's say that you have entered a complete song chord progression, and you then realize that all of the chords starting at bar 23 are 1 beat to late. You can use this feature to slide your chords over by 1 beat.
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