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#521677 - 01/31/19 03:48 PM [User Showcase] 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
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PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 13786
2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2019 UltraPak ..... check here

Over the past year (2018), we've had over 1,200 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase. Wow! Now over 7,000 songs in the Showcase! Many thanks to all who have contributed.

Compared with the previous year, there were 12% more songs posted (1200), 24% more posts in total (26,880), and 16% more people who posted songs (164)! There were contributions from 25 countries... Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey Channel Is, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

We'd like to thank and recognize these amazing contributions that people have made!

So we announce the "Top 40" User Showcase Awards...to the top 43 contributors of 2018 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2019 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 49 PAK bonus)

We've reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2018, and have based the results on a combination of the following criteria:

- great compositions/arrangements/productions
- use lots of Band-in-a-Box or RealBand (RealTracks or MIDI)
- most contributions
- other contribution to the forum (songwriting tips etc.)
- haven't won before (not an absolute requirement)
- haven't already got a free version from beta testing etc.

And the winners (alphabetical order) are:

44kfl
Al-David
animarorecords
Belladonna
BlueAttitude
Chris37
Crossroads
cubanpete
dani48
David Snyder
dcuny
Deej56
Don Gaynor
eddie1261
Ezekiel's Storm
F.M.M.
floyd jane
Greg Johnson
gruverider
guitar1
Guitarhacker
Janice & Bud
jannesan
JoanneCooper
MarioD
PeterF
Phil Leith
Riccled
RnAM
Rob4580
Robertkc
ROG
rsdean
Rustyspoon#
Samuel Davis
Scott C
Steve Young
Tangmo
Tano Music
tommyad
Tommyc
Torrey Bliss
Will Josef


If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2019 UltraPak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Feb 28, 2019) (attn: Callie), and provide details of where you want it to be sent. (don't forget to let her know your Forum name)

If you've already purchased 2019, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2019 via another means (beta testing etc.), then you can designate "someone else" to receive it (just send that info privately in your email).

If you're a Mac user, you can either get 2018 UltraPak or request a raincheck for the 2019 Mac UltraPak when it comes out.

Once again, thanks to all the creative people who create, produce and share these wonderful songs!
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Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#521690 - 01/31/19 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1935
Loc: Middletown, PA.
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1935
Loc: Middletown, PA.
This is so cool!

Thank you so much!

I've enjoyed this software for many years now

I am so grateful

Kenny 44kfl

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#521692 - 01/31/19 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 3652
Loc: Woodstock, NY
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 3652
Loc: Woodstock, NY
Peter,

Thank you so much.

I am blown away by the generosity of this company and community.

Bob
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#521694 - 01/31/19 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 525
Loc: Denmark
Will Josef Offline
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Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 525
Loc: Denmark
You are amazing people at PGMusic with an outstanding approach to the difficult art of making customers happy!

Thank you so much for including me on that list!

I, however, got a relatively cheap ($50) upgrade to 2019 Ultra because I was one of the winners of the PAK5 contest in the autumn last year. I don't need a refund... instead please add the $50 to the prize fund for the next contest (if you are having one).

Thanks again,
Will

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#521695 - 01/31/19 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 4700
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
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Loc: North Carolina

Thanks Peter and PG Music! This past year has been a blast.

Thanks so much for all the joy you bring to so many lives, and for all the beautiful music you help us to create.

You are my favorite company in the world!!!

smile
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Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

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#521697 - 01/31/19 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 4514
Loc: Akron, Oh
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Registered: 04/08/11
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Absolutely stunned and shocked to see my name on that list. Thanks to all at PG, to the promoters, everybody at the academy, all the fans who voted for me....

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#521702 - 01/31/19 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 2819
Tommyc Offline
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WOW!!!!!! Too Cool!!!!!

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#521711 - 01/31/19 05:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1285
Loc: Florida, USA
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Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1285
Loc: Florida, USA
Well Peter, once more, many thanks for this company and your generosity. No one other company of this type or any (as far as I know) do this for their customers. Congratulations to all winners!

Mike B.
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#521723 - 01/31/19 06:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 516
Loc: Florida
Samuel Davis Offline
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Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 516
Loc: Florida
Thank you Peter and the PG Music staff. It's an honor to be chosen. You have a great product and I look forward to checking out the new features in the 2019 version.
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Samuel Davis Jr
BIAB 2018 + Cubase + Ignite
BMI

www.sammycountry.com

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#521728 - 01/31/19 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1982
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1982
Loc: Missouri
Thank you so much Peter and the whole PG Music team! For years I had songs in my head that I could not put into a meaningful tangible form until I found your product! It has allowed me to express myself musically with confidence! I am very grateful for this wonderful gift and will do my best to produce my best works yet with it! Congratulations to all the other winners who I know feel like I do! Let's all make some great music together now!
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Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss
BMI

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#521729 - 01/31/19 07:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 1706
Loc: Midwest
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Loc: Midwest
Wow! Congrats to all the winners! It's cool to see so many names I recognize. Perhaps the day will come when I will win. You all give a lot to aspire to. Many great songs and discussions have come from that list! Well deserved!
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#521733 - 01/31/19 07:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4839
Loc: South Carolina
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Congratulations to all the winners. Well deserved by all.
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#521738 - 01/31/19 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 582
Rustyspoon# Online   content
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Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 582
Peter & PG music crew.
First of all, thank you! This is quite a generous gift.

Generally PG forum members are very polite and respectful. I am trying my best to keep the spirit alive too. Kindly do not take this as insult of any kind. If it is possible, I would like to donate my prize share to contribute to development of BIAB. Specifically to further Mixer or/and GUI development. I know it is a drop in the sea, but I rather support the progress, than take it away.

My biggest prize was meeting some fantastic members who helped me with technical issues, creativity, language and even collaborated with me on a few tunes.

I recognize that this year update was a major step forward in the right direction. Please do not stop! Thank you.

Congrats to all winners! You kept me entertained all year long smile

Misha.

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#521742 - 01/31/19 08:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 14617
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
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Loc: Australia
Congratulations everyone!!!
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#521747 - 01/31/19 09:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 750
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
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Posts: 750
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
Well done you lot. GREAT prize.
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rayc
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#521754 - 02/01/19 02:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 2667
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
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Posts: 2667
Loc: York, England
Many, many thanks to Peter and the team at PG Music for this amazing gift of amazing software.

I'm honoured to be included in this list of musicians who's work I always admire.

ROG.

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#521778 - 02/01/19 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3911
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Thanks Peter and the PG Music Team. This is a very generous gift. This software has made it possible to enjoy my music every single day. Your company has also introduced me to a great group of people. Our collaborations are especially dear to me. Thanks again
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#521780 - 02/01/19 06:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 293
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Posts: 293
Loc: Virginia USA
Thank you PG Music! Awesome!

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#521782 - 02/01/19 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 370
Loc: France
Chris37 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 370
Loc: France
Thanks Peter and PG Music Staff !
It's a great honour for me to be one of the 43 winners for 2018.
Band-in-a-Box is a very high quality tool for all musicians in the world ! Christian

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#521787 - 02/01/19 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6689
Loc: Florida
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Posts: 6689
Loc: Florida
The Showcase did seem to Explode! this year. More posters, more songs. A flurry of activity. And for the most part, a great group of caring, involved folks...

As others have said, this is such an AMAZING thing for a company to do!!

HUGE thanks to the entire crew at PG Music - for what you do and the incredible software you have created (you coders do not get the credit you deserve!!!). It has changed ALL of our lives. I sincerely hope that the varying productions posted in the Showcase encourage prospective customers to purchase Band-In-A-Box and jump on board... it is THE most worthwhile music software available anywhere.

Congratulations to all the recipients.

fj
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Monday, February 18th is Family Day!

Our hours on this holiday will be:
Customer Service: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST
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Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 19th.

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Video - Setting And Organizing Your Favorite Styles in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Learn how quickly you can set up and organize your list of your favorite styles in Band-in-a-Box® with our latest video - we have more than 6,000 Styles, so you could find this feature VERY helpful to streamline your songwriting! Click here to watch the video on our YouTube channel.

Visit Chapter 6 of the Online Manual to read more about applying Styles within Band-in-a-Box®.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 619 Available

An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2019!

Learn more about this update & download it here.

This is a cumulative update patch, which works from any 2019 build. VST DAW Plugin update to 1.11.14 is included in this patch.

There is also a separate RealTracks patch available! Click here to review the updates and download this patch.

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2019 build 619:
Fixed: "Pause Play until MIDI or key received" setting did not work if using WAS audio drivers.
Fixed: Some important flash messages were not displaying properly.
Fixed: The 64 bit version did not have the MIDI Monitor window.
Fixed: The drums window would not update after toggling "Display QWERTY Chars On Drums" setting.
Fixed: Saving an XML or ABC file will sometimes crash Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: Some ASIO devices would fail to start with error "Your ASIO driver uses a MAC-based data format. The program does not support MAC-basedformats."
Improved: ASIO now supports extra audio formats: 64 bit float samples, and big endian sample types (16, 18, 20, 24, & 32 bit).
Fixed: If an ASIO audio device has more than 32 input or output ports, Band-in-a-Box would crash with an access violation when leaving the ASIO Audio Drivers window.
Fixed: Silent gaps between RealTracks riffs were not being filled.
Fixed: There were undesirable gaps between riffs in RealTracks 1278: Synth Pad, PopUplift Ev 120.

Summary of fixes for the VST DAW Plugin:
Fixed: Generating a single RealDrums rendered wrong track and had wrong name sometimes.
Fixed: UserTracks not showing correct name, or not generating sometimes.
Fixed: Loops and UserTracks were sometimes ALL CAPS names.
Fixed: Drums track names showed up as "N/A" drums when style loaded from a song.
Improved: Generating only the master works better.
Improved: Master.mid and indivudal MIDI files are saved.
Improved: Names for style tracks when on melody or soloist.
Fixed: Generating a loop when the style contained a soloist track wasn't working.
Fixed: In some DAWs an error could occur while dragging tracks.
Fixed: Blue square filled up after generating only master track.
Fixed: Midi playback caused crash in some DAWs (e.g. Pro Tools, Studio One)
Fixed: Render hangs with large render wav file in some cases.

The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 49-PAK with 40 Unreleased RealTracks!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 49-PAK is still available, and it's PACKED with Add-ons you'll want in your Band-in-a-Box® library!

The 2019 49-PAK includes 40 UNRELEASED RealTracks, 10 "Low Man" & Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, 6 MIDI SuperTracks in MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses, 6 more MIDI SuperTracks with Set 29: More Organ, Piano & Accordion, 21 RealDrums Transcriptions, 240 guitar licks and riffs in Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks and Instrumental Studies 8: Brent Mason 12-key Train-Beat Licks, 30 new MIDI Styles, and Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly! Learn more and listen to demos: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.49pak.htm

Add this to your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase for just $49! Purchasing an UltraPAK, UltraPAK+ or Audiophile Edition? As of January 16th, the 49-PAK is included in your purchase (uncompressed RealTracks files for the Audiophile too)!

Learn more about the 49-PAK and listen to demos at https://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.49pak.htm

Video - Selecting the Best RealTracks for Your Song in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows

With over 2,700 RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box®, you may find this "Selecting the Best RealTracks for your Song" video helpful! In this video we go over the "select best RealTracks" dialog within Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Click here to watch.

For more information on this feature, visit the Chapter 6 | Using RealTracks in Songs

Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows: The Soloist Overview

Get to know the Band-in-a-Box® Soloist feature with our latest video: Watch now...

Read more about this feature within our Online manual: Chapter 6 | Adding Solo - "The Soloist"

Video - The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Nuendo® - Extended Version!

This video is the EXTENDED VERSION of our previous video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Nuendo® - Click here to watch.

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

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