8. I'm trying to change an instrument (patch), but every time I press play, my instrument selection changes.

Go to File | Save Song with Patches and make sure that either 'Save all settings with song' is checked, or it is unchecked and you have the settings selected that you want saved.

Note: in Band-in-a-Box® 2009 and earlier, you were required to use the Save with Patches menu item to save a song with custom patches. See this FAQ topic for more information on earlier versions.

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