You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#507411 - 12/07/18 09:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit
Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1618
Loc: Victoria, BC
Callie - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1618
Loc: Victoria, BC
We heard you! With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows we've included the BRAND NEW 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, which works well with the latest plugins and 64-bit OS features! Because not everyone has a 64-bit computer, we include both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions with your purchase - you choose which one to use!

By default, when you install your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows the 32-bit version will run.

The steps to run the 64-bit version are simple! Just head to your "bb" folder and choose the "bbw64" icon - you'll notice that the Band-in-a-Box® "splash screen" will state "64-bit" as the program opens.
(and if you open the 32-bit version, the "splash screen" will state "32-bit")

Still not certain which version you're running? Within the program, go to Help | About Band-in-a-Box - it'll either state:

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2019 (604)
<--- the number in brackets is the build number - this will change as new patch updates are released
64 bit application

or:

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2019 (604)
<--- the number in brackets is the build number - this will change as new patch updates are released
32 bit application

We hope everyone who can is enjoying their Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit version for Windows!
_________________________
Callie
Marketing Representative
PG Music Inc.

Top
#507476 - 12/07/18 01:48 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 96
P Glaser Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 96
Is it possible to set this up to always run the 64bit version? Can I just change the path in the desktop shortcut icon to the 64 bit exec? Also, can I just install the 64 bit version?

Sorry for the dumb questions. lol

Thanks Callie!

Paul
_________________________
Paul

BIAB 2018
Intel i7-4790K, Win7 Pro, 16GB Ram
1TB OS, 2TB Audio, 1TB Samples
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
Cakewalk by Bandlab, 64 bit

Top
#507485 - 12/07/18 01:56 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: P Glaser]
Registered: 12/20/16
Posts: 536
Loc: Gold Coast, Queensland, Austra...
Teunis Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/20/16
Posts: 536
Loc: Gold Coast, Queensland, Austra...
Right click on the icon check properties and change the bbw.exe to bbw64.exe

Tony
_________________________
HP i7-4770 16GB 512G SSD, Win 10 Home,
Roland Quad Capture, Launchkey 61, Maton CW80, Telecaster + more
BB 2019 (628) RB 2019 (3), CakeWalk by BandLab, Reaper, Audacity, Melodyne

Top
#507491 - 12/07/18 02:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 96
P Glaser Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 96
Thanks.
_________________________
Paul

BIAB 2018
Intel i7-4790K, Win7 Pro, 16GB Ram
1TB OS, 2TB Audio, 1TB Samples
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6
Cakewalk by Bandlab, 64 bit

Top
#507494 - 12/07/18 02:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 8
Loc: New Mexico USA
Chris K Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 8
Loc: New Mexico USA
Can 64 bit BIAB 2019 running as a vst in a DAW open a .SGU file created in 32 bit BIAB 2016-2017-2018?

Thanks,

Chris K
_________________________
BIAB, RealBand, Strat, Showmaster, Firebird III, Flying V, Epi 335 Dot, Celloblaster, 2 SGs, Thunderbird, Saga Cigano Grand Bouche, Korg Kross 88, Marshalls, RCF Evox, Tascam DP-24SD that works every time

Top
#507498 - 12/07/18 02:36 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Chris K]
Registered: 05/30/09
Posts: 851
Alyssa - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/30/09
Posts: 851
Originally Posted By: Chris K
Can 64 bit BIAB 2019 running as a vst in a DAW open a .SGU file created in 32 bit BIAB 2016-2017-2018?

Thanks,

Chris K


Hello Chris,

Yes, you can open any .sgu file in the Band-in-a-Box DAW VST Plugin - regardless of whether it was originally created using a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box.
_________________________
Alyssa - PG Music

Top
#507502 - 12/07/18 02:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 8
Loc: New Mexico USA
Chris K Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 8
Loc: New Mexico USA
Great! Thank you.

Chris
_________________________
BIAB, RealBand, Strat, Showmaster, Firebird III, Flying V, Epi 335 Dot, Celloblaster, 2 SGs, Thunderbird, Saga Cigano Grand Bouche, Korg Kross 88, Marshalls, RCF Evox, Tascam DP-24SD that works every time

Top
#507515 - 12/07/18 03:14 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 8
Loc: New Mexico USA
Chris K Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 8
Loc: New Mexico USA
Originally Posted By: Alyssa - PG Music
Originally Posted By: Chris K
Can 64 bit BIAB 2019 running as a vst in a DAW open a .SGU file created in 32 bit BIAB 2016-2017-2018?

Thanks,

Chris K


Hello Chris,

Yes, you can open any .sgu file in the Band-in-a-Box DAW VST Plugin - regardless of whether it was originally created using a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box.



Another question - can 64 bit BIAB 2019 access and run all the 32 bit RealTracks & RealDrums etc from previous versions as well?
_________________________
BIAB, RealBand, Strat, Showmaster, Firebird III, Flying V, Epi 335 Dot, Celloblaster, 2 SGs, Thunderbird, Saga Cigano Grand Bouche, Korg Kross 88, Marshalls, RCF Evox, Tascam DP-24SD that works every time

Top
#507524 - 12/07/18 03:41 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Chris K]
Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 18580
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Matt Finley Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 18580
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Originally Posted By: Chris K

Another question - can 64 bit BIAB 2019 access and run all the 32 bit RealTracks & RealDrums etc from previous versions as well?
Yes.
_________________________
BIAB 2019 Win Audiophile; [& 2018 Mac UltraPak]. Software: Cakewalk, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top
#507526 - 12/07/18 03:43 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 8
Loc: New Mexico USA
Chris K Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 8
Loc: New Mexico USA
OK, great. Thank you!
_________________________
BIAB, RealBand, Strat, Showmaster, Firebird III, Flying V, Epi 335 Dot, Celloblaster, 2 SGs, Thunderbird, Saga Cigano Grand Bouche, Korg Kross 88, Marshalls, RCF Evox, Tascam DP-24SD that works every time

Top
#511007 - 12/19/18 12:01 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 51
jerrypettit Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 51
>Right click on the icon check properties and change the bbw.exe to bbw64.exe<

I thought I was pretty computer savvy but I absolutely am unable to get this done.

When I right-click on the "Band In A Box" icon (at the opening screen--not "drilled down" into bb folder), I see nowhere where I can choose bbw64.exe over bbw.exe. Can you please walk me through that? (Windows 10)

Thanks in advance.

Life is too short for extra clicks. ;-)

Jerry

Top
#511012 - 12/19/18 12:10 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 12/17/18
Posts: 27
Lame Newbie Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/17/18
Posts: 27
I did it by 'drilling down' into the bb folder, finding bbw64.exe, right clicking and choosing "send to" and "create desktop shortcut" (or words to that effect). Now I just double click on that icon on my desktop to start the 64 bit version of biab.
_________________________
(Fender) Squier Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster
Roland AC-60
Intel i7-7800x @ 3.5GHz, 16 GB RAM, AMD Radeon RX 580, Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 with Pro Tools First, BIAS Amp2, Bias FX Pro and BIAB2019 on dedicated 500GB SSD

Top
#511022 - 12/19/18 12:42 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 51
jerrypettit Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 51
Tried that twice now, including trying to make a shortcut. Error message each time.

Top
#511023 - 12/19/18 12:45 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 12/17/18
Posts: 27
Lame Newbie Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/17/18
Posts: 27
Yikes! Sorry, that's all I got.
_________________________
(Fender) Squier Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster
Roland AC-60
Intel i7-7800x @ 3.5GHz, 16 GB RAM, AMD Radeon RX 580, Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 with Pro Tools First, BIAS Amp2, Bias FX Pro and BIAB2019 on dedicated 500GB SSD

Top
#511024 - 12/19/18 12:47 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 51
jerrypettit Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 51
HOW I FINALLY DID IT:

1) Went to My Computer and double-clicked on my "UltraPAK" icon (G: on my computer)
2) Right clicked on THE WHITE SPACE--not on any icons--and clicked "New", then "Shortcut"
3) "Browsed" to the bbw64 icon
4) That made a Shortcut for it NOT on the Desktop, but on the UltraPAK opening screen where the other "Band In A Box" icon is.

Top
#511033 - 12/19/18 01:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 18580
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Matt Finley Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 18580
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
OK.

Just checking, is that the way you want it? I went to an empty area of my desktop, right-clicked, New, Shortcut. Then I navigated to /bb/bbw64.exe

And gave it a name.

This gives me a shortcut for each, the 32-bit and the 64-bit.
_________________________
BIAB 2019 Win Audiophile; [& 2018 Mac UltraPak]. Software: Cakewalk, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top
#511066 - 12/19/18 02:56 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit [Re: jerrypettit]
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4012
Loc: Victoria, BC
Andrew - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4012
Loc: Victoria, BC
Originally Posted By: jerrypettit
>Right click on the icon check properties and change the bbw.exe to bbw64.exe<

I thought I was pretty computer savvy but I absolutely am unable to get this done.

When I right-click on the "Band In A Box" icon (at the opening screen--not "drilled down" into bb folder), I see nowhere where I can choose bbw64.exe over bbw.exe. Can you please walk me through that? (Windows 10)

Thanks in advance.

Life is too short for extra clicks. ;-)

Jerry



I understand, you are on a Band-in-a-Box hard drive. You can change that by editing the datalist.asc file with notepad and changing bbw.exe to bbw64.exe. Others were talking about a desktop icon shortcut,
_________________________
Andrew
PG Music Inc.

Top


PG Music News
Polish Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Istnieje wiele ekscytujących nowych funkcji w Band-in-a-Box 2019!

Band-in-a-Box® z RealBand 2019: Pakiety
Band-in-a-Box® z RealBand 2019 dla Windows : Nowych Funkcji

Spanish Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 para Windows® está aquí!

Nuevas características
Todos los Paquetes

Video - Repeats & Endings Dialog Overview for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows

In our latest video, video we go over the Repeats & Endings Dialog within Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Learn more...

This video includes information on repeats, 1st/2nd endings, dc al coda, ds al coda, dc al fine, ds al fine, and Fake Sheet Mode.

Testimonial - Woody Piano Shack's Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box®

Check out our latest Video Testimonial from Woody of Woody Piano Shack! Woody uses Band-in-a-Box primarily as a training tool within his YouTube channel and private lessons. He's been a Band-in-a-Box user since the Atari ST days, and is very impressed with the evolution of our program - watch and you'll see! Click here...

Video - Audio Harmony Overview in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows

We've updated our Audio Harmony Overview video using the latest Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Windows program! Watch now...

Learn even more about Audio Harmonies using the Online Manual, here.

Danish Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 til Windows® er klar!

Pakker
Nye funktioner

Dutch Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 voor Windows® is hier!

Pakketten
Nieuwe Functies

Forum Stats
29496 Members
60 Forums
58133 Topics
488342 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Emily, Tigz, Pauldordt, cptnzod, Carl the Mac man

29495 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Jim 140
Noel96 132
Janice & Bud 118
rsdean 115
Ember - PG Music 110
Tangmo 104
rayc 100
Jim Fogle 89
Joe -PG Music 88
Guitarhacker 82
Today's Birthdays
kybordr, PianoAccordionMan