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#534211 - 04/25/19 06:19 AM [RealBand] What is it and why did it come with the purchase of BIAB
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Dek-D Offline
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Is it a demo? It looks similar to BIAB, do they work together? Can I uninstall it without that affecting the BIAB installation? What's the benefit of keeping it?

Thanks

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#534266 - 04/25/19 11:32 AM [RealBand] Re: What is it and why did it come with the purchase of BIAB [Re: Dek-D]
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Band in a Box is an audio accompaniment program and RealBand is a digital audio workstation (DAW) that has been integrated with many of Band in a Box features and expands on the functionality of Band in a Box. The expanded functionality is the main benefit to keep it installed but it is also a free product that's included with the purchase of Band in a Box for Windows and that is a benefit also if you don't currently have another DAW installed on your computer.
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#534270 - 04/25/19 11:50 AM [RealBand] Re: What is it and why did it come with the purchase of BIAB [Re: Dek-D]
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It's a Windows only digital audio workstation, or DAW, that has the unique capability to import, manipulate and export MGU and SGU song files created by Band-in-a-Box. The program also has the added capability to use PG Music content like RealTracks and RealDrums to create audio tracks that follow the song chord chart.

Band-in-a-Box "builds" a song by following a chord chart built in a intro, number of choruses and repeats and ending structure. RealBand "builds" a song along a linear timeline where the song starts at the left of the screen and ends at the right of the screen.

Band-in-a-Box has eight tracks with five tracks dedicated to accompaniment instruments, a special purpose melody tracks, a special purpose soloist track and an audio track for you to record and playback your instrument or vocal. RealBand has 48 tracks. The first eight can emulate the Band-in-a-Box tracks or become a standard track. Each RealBand standard track can hold MIDI data, mono audio or stereo audio.

Band-in-a-Box has many auxiliary applications built-in to support music education and practice. RealBand has editing and recording features more suited to a DAW.

RealBand is derived from PowerTracks Pro. Band-in-a-Box features have been added to enhance the program's compatibility and performance with Band-in-a-Box files.

Many of us on Windows use both products. We use Band-in-a-Box to compose and build the song structure and then move the song file to RealBand to enhance the song with additional tracks.
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#534271 - 04/25/19 11:51 AM [RealBand] Re: What is it and why did it come with the purchase of BIAB [Re: Dek-D]
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Ok, I understand now. It's a DAW that works with BIAB.

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#534275 - 04/25/19 12:09 PM [RealBand] Re: What is it and why did it come with the purchase of BIAB [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Sounds interesting.

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#534357 - 04/26/19 05:52 AM [RealBand] Re: What is it and why did it come with the purchase of BIAB [Re: Dek-D]
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What is Band-in-a-Box®?

Band-in-a-Box® is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your multimedia computer. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box® as your “on demand” backup band.
Band-in-a-Box® is so easy to use!

Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you'd like, and Band-in-a-Box® does the rest, automatically generating a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns in a wide variety of popular styles plus optional live audio tracks with RealDrums and RealTracks.
And that's not all...

Band-in-a-Box® is a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback.

Over the years many features have been added to Band-in-a-Box® – Notation and Lyrics, Piano Roll, 16-channel MIDI Multitracks, Harmonization, the StyleMaker and StylePicker, a live performance Conductor window, Medley Maker, and 24 –substyle Multistyles. The Soloist and the Melodist are popular “intelligent” features that generate professional solos or even create whole new songs from scratch. RealDrums adds the human element of a live drummer while RealTracks add even more live session musicians, bringing the entire Band-in-a-Box arrangement to life. The Audio Chord Wizard has the amazing ability to analyze, extract, and show the chords from audio recordings on-screen and then write them to the Band-in-a-Box chord sheet.

The inclusion of digital audio features makes Band-in-a-Box® the perfect tool for creating, playing, and recording your music with MIDI, vocals, and acoustic instruments. Band-in-a-Box for Windows® can also record an acoustic instrument or voice to add to the composition, with processing through its own DirectX audio effects. Its built-in TC Helicon audio harmonies will turn your audio track into multiple harmony parts or adjust its pitch, with vibrato and scooping effects for realistic vocal styles and up to sixteen choral parts.

You can print out your finished creation with lyrics, chords, repeats and endings, DC markings and codas, or save it as a graphics file for web publication or to e-mail to a friend. And when you're ready to let others hear your composition, you can burn it directly to an audio CD. Or save your composition as a Windows Media File (or in any other compressed formats you have) for a file that's “Internet ready.”

You'll have even more fun making automatic medleys, playing your favorite song lists in the Band-in-a-Box Jukebox, and singing along to your Karaoke files with CDG graphics.

Learn about the newest features in Band-in-a-Box...
What is RealBand?

RealBand is a fully-featured and powerful music arranging, sequencing, and digital recording program.

It combines the most popular features from PG Music's PowerTracks Pro Audio and Band-in-a-Box programs into an all-in-one sequencing program with automatic accompaniment.

With RealBand you can create an arrangement with Band-in-a-Box tracks; type in the chords, add RealTracks and RealDrums that follow the chord changes, add your own tracks, and then edit and produce the finished song without ever leaving the program! RealBand is loaded with powerful features that make it easy to produce your own song arrangements as if you were in the recording studio with top session musicians.

RealBand offers powerful features for musicians, students, and songwriters. With intelligent automatic arrangements, RealTracks live instrument tracks, RealDrums live drum tracks, the amazing Audio Chord Wizard, seamlessly integrated digital audio/MIDI recording, built-in DirectX effects, and notation, RealBand turns a typical PC into a music production powerhouse.
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#534358 - 04/26/19 05:55 AM [RealBand] Re: What is it and why did it come with the purchase of BIAB [Re: Dek-D]
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What is RealBand?

RealBand is a fully-featured and powerful music arranging, sequencing, and digital recording program.

It combines the most popular features from PG Music's PowerTracks Pro Audio and Band-in-a-Box programs into an all-in-one sequencing program with automatic accompaniment.

With RealBand you can create an arrangement with Band-in-a-Box tracks; type in the chords, add RealTracks and RealDrums that follow the chord changes, add your own tracks, and then edit and produce the finished song without ever leaving the program! RealBand is loaded with powerful features that make it easy to produce your own song arrangements as if you were in the recording studio with top session musicians.

RealBand offers powerful features for musicians, students, and songwriters. With intelligent automatic arrangements, RealTracks live instrument tracks, RealDrums live drum tracks, the amazing Audio Chord Wizard, seamlessly integrated digital audio/MIDI recording, built-in DirectX effects, and notation, RealBand turns a typical PC into a music production powerhouse.
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PG Music News
A Look Back - Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box®

We were so excited to release the very first Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box® just four years ago, and we're thrilled that they have been such a hit!

Xtra Styles PAK 1 was released in August 2016, starting with: Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Singer-Songwriter! Check out our first Xtra Styles PAK video highlighting these newer Add-ons: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=-7aJCe4-0x0

We've been releasing Xtra Styles PAKs a couple times a year ever since! We now have 9 Xtra Styles PAKs packed with 1,400+ RealStyles, so there's definitely something you'll love - check out our complete Xtra Styles PAKs selection here.

Mac user? Click here for your OS specific links

Accessing Your Band-in-a-Box® Order Online

If you've ordered Band-in-a-Box® on our website, you can access your download links (even if you selected a shipping option) from your Account | My Products page.

Band-in-a-Box® users who purchased their copy elsewhere can also add their purchase to their Account | My Products page. This is a convenient way to register your purchase and access the installation files if you ever need them for future re-installation reasons. To do this, visit www.pgmusic.com/redeem and create your account, then click on My Products and enter your 24-digit Band-in-a-Box® serial number.

Learning with Band-in-a-Box® - Chords & Games

Want to hear what a chord sounds like? Type the chord, then press SHIFT enter. The chord will play as it is entered on to the chord sheet!

You can also familiarize yourself with how different chords sound using the Chord Builder feature of the program, which will audition different chords for you, based on your input.

Want more? Challenge yourself with some ear training with the included Pitch Invasion and Music Replay programs, accessible in the Practice Window!

Pitch Invasion helps to develop perfect pitch as you shoot down "alien" notes invading from above, and Music Replay develops your pitch, rhythm, and melody recognition by replaying what the program plays, in note, rhythm, or melodic modes.

Pitch Invasion & Music Replay can also be accessed within the bb\Songs and Lessons\Ear Training folder for the program.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Russian for Windows is Here!

Мы хорошо потрудились и добавили в "Band-in-a-Box®" 50 новых функций и изумительную коллекцию нового контента, включая 202 новых стиля RealTracks (что в два раза больше 101 стиля, которые мы часто выпускали в прошлом), новые стили RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, инструментальные этюды (Instrumental Studies), транскрипции для стилей RealDrums и др.!

КУПИТЬ/ОБНОВИТЬ И ЗАГРУЗИТЬ!

Listen to the Band-in-a-Box® User Showcase Radio Today!

You may know about our User Showcase Forum, but have you heard about our Band-in-a-Box® User Showcase Radio?

What a great way to listen to all of the Band-in-a-Box® creations from program users just-like-you! It's as easy as choosing a playlist and pressing play!

Click here to access our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, and don't forget to bookmark your new favorite page!

Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows

Make sure to check out the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows review from Sound-Guy (Dennis) at www.gearslutz.com: click here.

Sound-Guy has been using Band-in-a-Box® for many, many, many, many, many years - and we still managed to surprise him with some great new features! Read his latest review to learn more about his favorite additions for 2020!

"Band-in-a-Box continues to evolve as an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical “talent”. It also provides educational and training tools for keyboardists and guitarists. It’s easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. BIAB provides education, inspiration, a “live” band to aid in practicing, and anything from backing tracks to full performances for recording."
-Sound-Guy, www.gearslutz.com

How I Use Band-in-a-Box® to Create Shots/Chops

Band-in-a-Box® user Henry Clarke creates a lot of great songs with Band-in-a-Box®, and he's shared his steps for creating the shots/chops within his recent song Lonely in a Crowd.

To watch Henry's video, click here.

Have your own program tip to share? Feel free to post it to our Tips & Tricks forum.

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