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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 310 Update Available!
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac customers can download the latest FREE patch here.
Summary of changes for Version 2019 Build 310: Fixed: Most menu items are blank if booting Band-in-a-Box in a non-English operating system. Fixed: The guitar fretboard type would not switch based on the selected RealTracks (eg. display 4 strings for bass RealTracks). Fixed: If the Bass track is selected while opening the Guitar window, then switching to a 6-string track will not display guide notes for all 6 strings. Fixed: The [Play] [Stop] [+] [-] buttons in the StylePicker do not respond properly to mouse clicks. Fixed: Redundant wording in the MIDI Track Picker dialog. Fixed: The Jukebox should default to the Songs directory if no song is currently selected. Fixed: The currently selected style should be selected and visible when opening the StylePicker.560256
RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo is at it again, adding the following to his awards library (he humbly refers to it as his 'Lifetime Achievement Type of award' - three now!) this past weekend: The Las Vegas International Accordion Convention's Honorary Conductor Award, recognizing his distinguished contribution to Accordion Music, education, and culture through Artistry and Performance - CONGRATULATIONS CORY!
With more than 20 RealTracks available (Sets 268, 292, 293, 306, 312, 313, and 314), you'll definitely find something you like from our RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo! Get them for $29 per set, or add them ALL when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile package.
Get your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Bonus PAK Today!
Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac during our special (which has been EXTENDED to October 31st), and you'll receive a FREE Bonus PAK overflowing with great Add-ons, including MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses with 6 MIDI SuperTracks, 21 RealDrums Transcriptions, 120 guitar licks and riffs in Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks, and 15 new MIDI Styles!
Or, upgrade it to the 49-PAK for just $49 and add 40 UNRELEASED RealTracks, 10 "Low Man" & Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, 6 more MIDI SuperTracks with Set 29: More Organ, Piano & Accordion, 120 more guitar licks and riffs with Instrumental Studies 8: Brent Mason 12-key Train-Beat Licks, 15 more MIDI Styles, and Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly!
Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Special Extended!
The verdict is in, and everyone agrees that Xtra Styles PAK 7 is incredible!
There are 164 unbelievable new RealStyles that await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some surprising new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.
The possibilities seem endless with these fully-produced styles, like atmospheric folk, Western swing chicken pickin', dreamy Southern rock, smooth jazz with world percussion, Brazilian samba, acoustic grunge, and '90s R&B. We've even included two great new MultiStyles that use up to eight substyles! Do yourself a favor and take home this comprehensive and imaginative collection of styles today!
SPECIAL EXTENDED!!! Get all 164 new RealStyles in the All Xtra Styles PAK 7 for only $29 until October 31st! (Reg. $49)
Specific genre packages are also available for $15 each!
For more information and to listen to demos, click here.
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 309 Update Available!
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac customers can download the latest FREE patch update here.
Summary of changes for Build 309: Fixed: The Chord Builder is disabled if previously opened before using a modal dialog (eg. Style Picker, Set Tempo). Fixed: The program might crash when selecting RealTracks in the Best RealTracks dialog (eg. #2541). Fixed: Wrong notes in Oohs and Aahs RealTracks. Improved: Higher dots-per-inch printing. Added: [Print Chords Only] button added to the Print Options dialog.
PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 Build 2 Update Available!
PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 users can download the FREE Build 2 patch update here
Summary of Changes in Build 2: Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring. Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low. Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track. Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track. Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note. Fixed: Loading in a MusicXML file could result in MIDI notes of zero instead of the currect MIDI notes. Fixed: Dragging a file into the tracks window didn't always result in the effects slot for the track being setup properly for the file type dragged in. Fixed: When inserting hard rest, and answering Yes to question about removing notes for the peg, it would remove notes from both clefs instead of the clef that the rest was inserted on. Fixed: Potential access violation when deleting a note in staff window. Fixed: Potential jukebox access violation if there were songs with the entire path of the filename being 256 characters or greater loaded into jukebox. Fixed: Jukebox not playing the playlist in correct order in certain situations involving stopping/restarting, etc. Fixed: When loading in a MusicXML file that has a specific guitar fretboard defined that matches one of our fretboards, the guitar tablature type will now be set for the notation. Fixed: Ability to load in .MXL (compresssed musicXML file) as well as ability to load normal noncompressed musicXML file with the new .musicxml extension instead of just .XML. Fixed: Hammer ons, pull offs, and slides are now being saved to MusicXML files. Fixed: Exceptionally jittery timing indicator in the notation window during playback compared to older versions of RealBand. Fixed: If the start of a generated section of a song didn't have a chord entered at the beginning of the section, then it could default to a C major chord instead of the most recent chord prior to the section. Fixed: Potential access violation if song has micro-pegs and multiple notes on a peg. Fixed: Accidental element that specified whether a note was displayed as sharp/flat wasn't eing saved to XML, even though the correct pitch of the note itself was saved.
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