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#521677 - 01/31/19 03:48 PM [User Showcase] 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
Registered: 05/29/00
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PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 14238
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: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
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: 4383
Loc: Woodstock, NY
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4383
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: 1006
Loc: Denmark
Will Josef Offline
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Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1006
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: 5028
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
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Registered: 08/29/14
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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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www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
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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: 4643
Loc: Akron, Oh
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Loc: Akron, Oh
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]
Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3550
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: 1510
Loc: Florida, USA
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Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 1510
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: 547
Loc: Florida
Samuel Davis Offline
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Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 547
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: 2930
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2930
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



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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: 2003
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
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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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I often get asked how to pronounce my name.
"Ma-Duh-Sn" J/K wink
As people have left the "." out so many times, "Caaron" has become the norm of it. Still said as the "." was there though. smile


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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: 5673
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]
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Posts: 1874
Rustyspoon# Online   content
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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: 16562
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: 2179
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
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Well done you lot. GREAT prize.
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Cheers
rayc
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#521754 - 02/01/19 02:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2899
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
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Posts: 2899
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: 5040
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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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: 879
Loc: Virginia USA
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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: 592
Loc: France
Chris37 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 592
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: 8331
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
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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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PG Music News
DAW Plugin FAQs Resource!

We've added a new Band-in-a-Box DAW Plugin for Mac FAQ to our FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum - make sure you check it out!

This is where we'll be sharing any solutions we discover for frequent problems reported while working through our DAW Plugin tech support.

Like this post from Andrew: StylePicker does not see my styles and RealTracks, or they are showing as N/A.
Click here for the solution.

Windows user? Click here for your forum links.

Add-ons Special Almost Over! Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2...

Add-ons Special Almost Over! Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2...

There's still time to SAVE when you SUPERCHARGE your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition with 200 new RealStyles with Xtra Styles PAK 9, and 100 NEW Loops & 50 NEW Styles with Loops-with-Style PAK 2!!

They are on sale until June 30th - time is running out!

Xtra Styles PAK 9 includes deep-south New Orleans gospel, a country soul groove, a psychedelic pop ballad, action-sequence cinematic metal, a Cajun jaw harp boogie, post-punk folk rock, quarter-feel jazz blues, several modern jazz styles, a modern Celtic folk reel, multiple 6/8 grooves, and so much more! There's a MultiStyle in every genre, and our biggest MultiStyle has a total of ten substyles! Add it to your collection today for just $29 (reg. $49)!

Loops-with-Style PAK 2 includes 50 new Styles & 100 new Loops to add to your Band-in-a-Box® collection! There are two new genres: gospel and funk, and we've added to the selection for electronic, hip hop, jazz, pop, R&B, rock, and world! Purchase Loops-with-Style PAK 2 on sale for only $19 (reg. $29)!

Already have a few of our Xtra Styles PAKs? Top up now - each of our 9 Xtra Styles PAKs are just $29 (reg. $49)! Don't have any, and want them ALL? Grab all during our sale for just $199 (reg. $349)!

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box and listen to demos here.

More information on Loops-with-Style PAKs can be found here.

Mac user? Click here for OS specific purchase links.

An Updated Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac is Here!

The latest Band-in-a-Box 2020 update announcement is HUGE!

With this updated version, easily find your (purchased) Xtra Styles PAK 9 RealStyles in the updated StylePicker window, [ctrl] and [shift] shortcut keys will allow you to open your RealDrums picker and preferences windows with one 'click', there are improvements to Bar Based Lyric entry, stable playback of style demos, the UPDATED DAW Plugin is included, and more!

The updated DAW Plugin 2.9.41 adds additional and redesigned action buttons, refined DAW syncing, Chord Sheet enhancements, improvements to MultiRiffs, RealTracks, RealDrums, and MIDI features, and so much more!

We've made a video that highlights all the changes to the DAW Plugin with build 2.9.41: Watch it...

Learn more about the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac b412 and download here.

Updated Band-in-a-Box® 2020 and VST DAW Plugin for Windows!

Did you see the latest build update announcement for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows?

It’s PACKED with powerful updates, including additional RealCharts, improved RealStyles demos, language support, and significant additions and improvements to the DAW Plugin!

The updated DAW Plugin 2.9.41 adds additional and redesigned action buttons, refined DAW syncing, Chord Sheet enhancements, improvements to MultiRiffs, RealTracks, RealDrums, and MIDI features, and so much more! In fact, we’ve made a video that highlights all the changes to the DAW Plugin with build 2.9.41: Click here to check it out.

Learn more about the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 b724 for Windows and download it here.

#TipTuesday Band-in-a-Box® Online Manuals - An Excellent Resource!

The Band-in-a-Box® program manuals are available on our Support page - what an excellent online resource to help you get the most out of the program!

Head to our Support | Online Manuals page and you'll have access to both a PDF and an online program manual for Band-in-a-Box® 2018-2020 and RealBand 2018-2020!

Bookmark www.pgmusic.com/manuals/ today!

Review - Xtra Styles PAK 9 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020

Remember that wonderful review of Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac we received last month from "Dr. Dave" Walker, Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac … WOW!?

Well, Dr. Dave is at it again! He's had a chance to work with the newest Xtra Styles PAK 9, and shares his thoughts in his recent Xtra Styles PAK 9 for Band-in-a-Box 2020 – Worth It? post at Dr. Dave On Music - make sure you check it out!

Sneak peak...
...PG Music has gone deeper into several styles, using more or fewer instruments, adding unexpected ones, and giving some surprising make-overs. Others are more focused versions of particular styles with more extreme attention to the best of that genre. Other ones combine styles that sound great, such as adding a banjo to a rock or blues track, or a jazz sax to a folk style. There are many wonderful combinations to try out that will expand any songwriter or arranger’s palette. These are the things that make certain songs stand out, and experimenting with them is not just fun (a lot of fun!) but it will expand your horizons on what is possible and even excellent. For instance, my light jazz arrangement worked very well as a country song, which floored me, and also as a folk-alt-jazz fusion. One sax solo was worth the price of admission alone, as it sounds terrific in any of the arrangements.
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Again we say, "Thank you for the review Dr. Dave!" - we really enjoyed reading this enthusiastic review!

The Band-in-a-Box® Panic "Button"

Today is International Panic Day... did you know that Band-in-a-Box® has a "Panic Button"?

What does it do?

Accessible from the Play Menu (or by selecting F12), you would choose this if your MIDI notes are stuck ON and it’s driving you crazy! Also within the Band-in-a-Box® Play Menu is the "Panic should also Reset DXi synth" option, which will clear hung DXi/VSTi notes.

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