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.
--SPECIAL PRICING ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 15TH!--
We've added 164 fantastic new RealStyles in Xtra Styles PAK 8! These are imaginative new combinations of our existing RealTracks library that fall into four categories: Rock/Pop 8, Jazz 8, Country 8, and Celtic 1. To celebrate the release of Xtra Styles PAK 8, ALL of our Xtra Styles PAKs 1-8 are on sale for just $29 each! Learn more & listen to demos here.
Also brand-new is our Loops-with-Style PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box®, which gives you the chance to expand your loops collection with 100 new loops! We've taken the RealDrums and RealTracks source audio and remixed, remastered, and combined it to create these original loops. All of your favorite genres are covered like jazz, funk, rock, pop, electronic, hip-hop, and more! To show them in action, we've created 50 new RealStyles that each include two of the loops. Plus, if you use the loops in Band-in-a-Box, we've included intelligent versions of the loops that automatically switch at A and B part markers. Each loop has a matching sister loop that works perfectly for another substyle! Get started with Loops-with-Style PAK 1 for the introductory price of just $19 until January 15th (reg: $29). Learn more & watch a great video demonstration here.
Note: Xtra Styles PAK 8 and Loops-with-Style PAK 1 require the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 or higher UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition.
-The built-in Audio Chord Wizard is now accessible from the [Audio Chord Wizard] button.
-The Audio Edit window now displays chords and tempos for each bar. They are shown when the Audio Chord Wizard mode is active so that you can see the tempo for each bar as you set the bar lines.
-When you start entering bar lines, the program automatically sets the tempo to the tempo of the first bar.
-Once the tempo of the first bar is set, the program automatically moves the location of the first bar of audio over so that the visual space of the count-in bars is visible.
-After you’ve added the bar lines, IF you adjust the first or second bar and the tempo of the first bar changes accordingly, the program automatically changes the tempo of the song to match.
-Multi-window display. This gives the Audio Chord Wizard a multi-window view so that you can see and edit both the Audio Edit window and the Chords Sheet at the same time. This display is best viewed with a small toolbar mode. This allows you to see the chords as they are being interpreted by the wizard.
-The Audio Chord Wizard can send the transcribed MIDI notes to the Soloist track for further analysis by the user (via Piano Roll or Notation window). Note that this is a "snapshot" view every 8th note of the pitches present, not an attempt at polyphonic transcription. To use this feature, enable the "MIDI to Soloist" check box.
Read more about these enhancements here, or jump to the New Feature - Audio Chord Wizard (ACW) Enhancements section of our New Features video here.
The Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows® Special ENDS January 15th!!!
IT'S YOUR LAST WEEKEND TO SAVE UP TO 50% ON YOUR BAND-IN-A-BOX® UPGRADE!
Our SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Upgrade purchases ends January 15, 2020, so there is still some time to save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Upgrade!
Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows with over 50 new features, plus the 202 New RealTracks, new RealStyles, 15 new MIDI SuperTracks, 170 new Instrumental Studies, 30 new MIDI Styles, 280 RealDrums Transcriptions, the 2020 Free Bonus PAK, 2020 49-PAK, and new Xtra Styles PAK 8!
We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2020 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2020 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.
Note: this patch is not intended to update your version to the recently released Band-in-a-Box® 2020, which is available for purchase here.
Summary of Changes for Version 2019 Build 642 (Jan 08 2020): Changed: Default the 'include similar styles in the stylepicker' to false each bootup. Improved: BootupLog.txt will include more elaborate information when troubleshooting bootup problems. This only applies if WriteBootUpLog.txt is present in the Data folder. Updated: PDF and help (routine cleanup/updaes). Fixed: "There is no audio file currently recorded" error message when using Audio > Plugin. Fixed: [Video] > Render Video(s)... menu item should launch the Make Chordsheet Video dialog if Video RealTracks export is not available. Fixed: Access violation in Song Titles browser if no song is selected when clicking [Close]. Fixed: Applying audio effects using Audio > Plugins would fail with error "Plugin cancelled. Original file is preserved". Fixed: Audio > Edit Audio > Timeshift Audio would crash the program if the Audio Edit window was not open. Fixed: Audio will not import to a custom position if there is already audio on the Audio track. Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash during bootup if an ASIO driver was previously selected, and the device is no longer connected to the computer. Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash during bootup if there is a problem with font installation (usually after upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10). Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash when opening a song that contains note-based lyrics. Fixed: Bar Lyrics and Section Text layers do not line up with bars in Notation window if there are repeats in song, and fake sheet mode is enabled. Fixed: Clicking OK in the MIDI/Audio Driver Setup dialog should not close the floating Mixer window. Fixed: Close button in Select chorus start/end dialog should behave like Cancel, ie user clicking on bar afterwards shouldn't do anything. Fixed: Crash with error "external exception C06D007F" while launching if using Windows XP. Fixed: Dragging a single track to export MIDI causes that track to be permanently soloed. Fixed: If an ASIO driver cannot connect during bootup, the default WAS driver should be used instead. Fixed: If using the 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box, the BB2Go window would display an erroneous QuickTime version, and converting files to .m4a would fail. QuickTime is only available for the 32 bit version, but is only required if using Windows Vista or earlier. Fixed: Lyrics would not display in the Big Lyrics if "Show chord symbols above the lyrics" was enabled. Fixed: melodists were getting quantized incorrectly. Fixed: Possible crash if editing a text layer while using the floating Notation Window. Fixed: Possible freeze when importing compressed audio files. Fixed: Practice window | Master Solos | Blues Piano, displays N/A. Fixed: RealTracks #2975 (Vocal Oohs-Aahs) sometimes played incorrect chords for m7b5 and C7. Fixed: Rebuilding styles list was causing errors sometimes. Fixed: Several Piano and Organ MIDI SuperTracks have been edited to remove spurious MIDI events (e.g. mod wheel sometimes caused 'warbling' effect). Fixed: Sforzando might not automatically be added to the VST list, causing Hi-Q patch selection to fail. Fixed: Some bars for the B section of RT 2529 were dropping out. Fixed: Some Bass and Nylon Guitar RealTracks (including 2718, 2724, 2722, 2725, 2719) have RealCharts added. Fixed: StylePicker: User Category list wasn't refreshing after choosing a new user category. Fixed: The About dialog said 'for Macintosh' instead of 'for Windows'. Fixed: The Drop Station would not update if dropping a file onto Presonus Studio One. Fixed: When choosing a compressed format for rendering files, and "One file per track" is enabled, the resulting files are .wav format instead of the compressed format. Fixed: Wrong notes on Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.
Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin 1.16.29: Added: copy selected cell if nothing highlighted Added: shift-arrows to select in chord sheet Added: SHIFT-ENTER to go backwards in chord sheet Added: SHIFT-TAB to go backwards in chord sheet, TAB to go forward Added: support for all Biab file types Fixed: Added message if attempting to drag tracks before generating Fixed: Alert window buttons "punch hole" when pressed Fixed: Audio stutters when resizing plugin in some DAWs Fixed: auto gen after open feature not working in Studio One 4 Fixed: bounds when highlighting in chord sheet Fixed: C#7b5b9b13 to chord sheet Fixed: distortion when stopping playback in pro tools Fixed: losing focus in chord sheet Fixed: make selected cell at the end after pasting Fixed: Open dialog in infinite loop Fixed: plugin stops playing non-synced tracks when closing and then opening plugin Fixed: Send space bar keystrokes to DAW Fixed: some styles not dragging all tracks from blue button Fixed: track text not resizing correctly Fixed: Transpose not working Fixed: Verify folders before each call to Biab
New Left-Handed & Student View Guitar Window in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows!
With Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows, the Guitar window has been remade and now supports the left-handed (in addition to right-handed) guitar and student view!
The student view is the view a student (or YouTube video watcher) would have of the (right-handed) guitar facing him with the head at the right and low notes at the top. There's also a left-handed student view, so all 4 possible views are supported.
To change the view, press the [Guitar] toolbar button to open the Guitar window and then the [Settings] button.
See this new feature in action when you jump to the "Left-Handed & Student View Guitar Fretboard" topic in our 2020 New Features video: Click here...
Loops with Style PAK 1 - Just $19 Until January 15th!
The recently released Loops-with-Style PAK 1 is your chance to expand your loops collection with 100 new loops!
To show them in action, we've created 50 new RealStyles that each include two of the loops. Plus, if you use the loops in Band-in-a-Box, we've included intelligent versions of the loops that automatically switch at A and B part markers. Each loop has a matching sister loop that works perfectly for another substyle!
We're offering Loops-with-Style PAK 1 at the introductory price of $19, but only until January 15, 2020 (reg. price $29). Purchase here.
Note: Loops-with-Style PAK 1 requires the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 or higher UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition.
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