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#553229 - 09/06/19 08:57 AM [Off-Topic] What is your all-time favourite cover song?
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I know all you wonderful people are fond of cover songs, and it made me wonder what some of your favourite cover songs are of all time!

I'm looking to expand my playlists a little bit, and eager to hear everyone's thoughts. If this thread gains some traction I'll mention some of my personal favourite covers. smile
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#553237 - 09/06/19 10:15 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Deleted....I misunderstood the question by the OP....sorry.

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#553262 - 09/06/19 01:06 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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My favourite covers are definitely not going to be your taste in any shape way or form, but you asked for them so here you go!

Ordinary World - Red (DuranDuran)
Unstoppable [Redux Version] - Red (Sia)
Enjoy the Silence - Anberlin (Depeche Mode)
Zombie - Bad Wolves (The Cranberries)

I actually have a really bad habit of listening to songs, not realizing they are covers, and then hunting down the originals.

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Although, I know you like Glass Animals. Not sure if you'll like Love Lockdown, but it's a Kanye West cover.


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#553618 - 09/08/19 05:30 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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#553634 - 09/08/19 06:58 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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If I was to name just one I would say "All Along the Watchtower", written by Bob Dylan, covered by Jimi Hendrix.
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#553637 - 09/08/19 07:14 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Unchained melody, and Leanne Rimes is my all time favourite singing it.

Perfect for whinging old gits like me rofl


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#553638 - 09/08/19 07:21 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Since you asked for a favorite, I won't dither. "Sound of Silence" by Disturbed. I think it can be argued that it is better than the original Simon and Garfunkel version.


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#553644 - 09/08/19 08:02 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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I'd have to agree with Sounds of Silence by disturbed.... and Hendrix All along the watch tower....

But my favorite cover is:

5FDP ( Five Finger Death Punch ) Bad Company. This is the tamer version fit for human consumption. Best served loud with headphones or a monster sound system with subwoofers that can register on the richter scale.


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#553654 - 09/08/19 09:33 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Johnny Cash and Hurt. Originally by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.



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#553667 - 09/08/19 10:53 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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We'll throw in CCR's "Proud Mary" as covered by Tina Turner.

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#553715 - 09/08/19 01:18 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: BlueAttitude]
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If I was to name just one I would say "All Along the Watchtower", written by Bob Dylan, covered by Jimi Hendrix.




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#554003 - 09/10/19 07:18 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Some good suggestions here! Definitely a huge fan of what Johnny Cash did with Hurt - he truly made it his own. In my opinion, one of the strongest cover songs ever.
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#554020 - 09/10/19 08:51 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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I always thought that Ambrosia did a pretty good cover of "Magical Mystery Tour", and of course Elton John's version of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds".

The album All This And World War II, from the supposedly awful movie I never saw, has some pretty good covers of Beatles songs by well known artists.
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#554076 - 09/10/19 12:56 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: jford]
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One of my favorites is Pink's Bohemian Rhapsody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=68&v=eLfW_XMwBGk
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#554104 - 09/10/19 04:12 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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My personal favorite - DMC Walk this Way cover.
Not the best cover I ever heard by others, which seems to be the tilt of most responses. I took the question as which was MY favorite cover to play.


/Taking a little liberty of course .. add a thumb/pop bass to this version and it was a blast to play .. kinda gave it a new twist that seemed well received whenever we played it.

If we are restricted to covers we've heard done by others, Fire (Springsteen's song) is an obvious omission so far, any version by whoever, really .. including Bruce <grin>

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#554119 - 09/10/19 05:50 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Who hasn't covered "Bridge Over Troubled Water?"
Roberta Flack's version gets my vote.


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#554164 - 09/10/19 10:54 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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#554200 - 09/11/19 06:42 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: jford]
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I always thought that Ambrosia did a pretty good cover of "Magical Mystery Tour".

Cheap Trick does a version I like too.
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#554203 - 09/11/19 06:50 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: MarioD]
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One of my favorites is Pink's Bohemian Rhapsody.

A song that has MANY covers! Here are the ones I love:
Panic! At The Disco <--Saw this live in concert, awesome! Lead singer played on a grand piano that was elevated in the middle of the floor seats up about 20 feet!
Puscifer
The Muppets


Also, just saw Queen/Adam Lambert in Nashville a few weeks ago. Best show I've seen in a while. Adam's been with them 8 years already and has an awesome voice. If you have a chance to see them, do it! You won't regret it.
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#554246 - 09/11/19 11:22 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: MarioD]
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One of my favorites is Pink's Bohemian Rhapsody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=68&v=eLfW_XMwBGk



I was not expecting THAT at all. RESPECT!

Even Queen doesn't do the center part of that song live. Oh yeah, it's in the show but the lights dim and it's obviously being played from a track. A case of smoke and mirrors....

Pink nailed the song and the center part was immaculately done.... live on stage. She's got almost as much on stage swagger as Freddy.
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#554260 - 09/11/19 01:53 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: sslechta]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
One of my favorites is Pink's Bohemian Rhapsody.

A song that has MANY covers! Here are the ones I love:
Panic! At The Disco <--Saw this live in concert, awesome! Lead singer played on a grand piano that was elevated in the middle of the floor seats up about 20 feet!
Puscifer
The Muppets


Also, just saw Queen/Adam Lambert in Nashville a few weeks ago. Best show I've seen in a while. Adam's been with them 8 years already and has an awesome voice. If you have a chance to see them, do it! You won't regret it.


I liked the Muppets the best! I'm a big fan of them!
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#554282 - 09/11/19 04:42 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I'd have to agree with Sounds of Silence by disturbed.... and Hendrix All along the watch tower....

But my favorite cover is:

5FDP ( Five Finger Death Punch ) Bad Company. This is the tamer version fit for human consumption. Best served loud with headphones or a monster sound system with subwoofers that can register on the richter scale.





I actually only know Bad Company from Five Finger Death Punch. Who is it originally by?
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#554283 - 09/11/19 04:46 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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I'd have to agree with Sounds of Silence by disturbed.... and Hendrix All along the watch tower....

But my favorite cover is:

5FDP ( Five Finger Death Punch ) Bad Company. This is the tamer version fit for human consumption. Best served loud with headphones or a monster sound system with subwoofers that can register on the richter scale.





I actually only know Bad Company from Five Finger Death Punch. Who is it originally by?


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#554284 - 09/11/19 04:47 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: sslechta]
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Originally Posted By: sslechta

A song that has MANY covers! Here are the ones I love:
Panic! At The Disco <--Saw this live in concert, awesome! Lead singer played on a grand piano that was elevated in the middle of the floor seats up about 20 feet!

I actually didn't care for Panic's cover of Bohemian Rhapsody. I really, really wanted to like it because I have a lot of respect for his vocals most of the time. I saw him live, and he was so invested in putting on a big flashy show he got really screechy and didn't really sing most of his songs, and I was pretty let down. I think my favourite versions of songs he has done have been at small, intimate gathers with just his guitar. He did a session for a radio show and did unplugged versions of a few of his own songs and they were phenomenal.

Music, however, is entirely subjective! So I know it's probably just my own personal taste showing through.
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#554285 - 09/11/19 04:49 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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The ones mentioned are great! Really good list.

I actually have a lot, but to name A favorite would be difficult. For me, it depends on the genre, if it was converted to another genre...even how old I was when I heard it. Different "wow!" factors at different points in my life.
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#554286 - 09/11/19 04:49 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: HearToLearn]
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Bad Company smile

I had to look that up. I was thinking, "would a band called Bad Company make a song called Bad Company?"

Sure enough, they did! I'll have to give that a listen later. Thanks!
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#554295 - 09/11/19 05:16 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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I actually didn't care for Panic's cover of Bohemian Rhapsody. I really, really wanted to like it because I have a lot of respect for his vocals most of the time. I saw him live, and he was so invested in putting on a big flashy show he got really screechy and didn't really sing most of his songs, and I was pretty let down.


Sorry to hear that. I guess vocalists have their off nights. When they played here in St. Louis, he was on all night long. I got the goosebumps when he performed Bohemian Rhapsody as I was impressed with both his vocals and piano. He made it look effortless.
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#554408 - 09/12/19 06:19 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Interesting that Panic! at the Disco was brought up.

My good friends saw them perform live, and they say the rendition they did of Bohemian Rhapsody was outstanding. I checked out that link to their version for the Suicide Squad soundtrack, and it is actually impressive. That guy certainly has a good set of pipes. Thanks for sharing - I'm really not a fan of them and would've likely never heard that otherwise.

Sorry to hear about your experience Ember! Maybe you caught him on a bad day frown
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#554459 - 09/12/19 02:13 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Since it was noted, just thought I'd mention that Bad Company released the song "Bad Company" on their debut album also entitled "Bad Company" back in 1973. The album also included the songs "Can't Get Enough", "Rock Steady", and "Ready For Love" (which itself is a cover of the Mott The Hoople song from their 1972 "All The Young Dudes" album from when Mick Ralphs was with them).

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#554500 - 09/12/19 09:32 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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I like surprises in covers and my favorite surprise still has to be Willie Nelson covering Coldplay’s “The Scientist”. Just didn’t see that one coming and while I’m not a Willie fan, I love hearing him do this one.

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I don't know if it's my favourite but a song that I keep on coming back to time and time again is Eva Cassidy and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"...



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#554528 - 09/13/19 02:49 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: jford]
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Originally Posted By: jford
Since it was noted, just thought I'd mention that Bad Company released the song "Bad Company" on their debut album also entitled "Bad Company" back in 1973. The album also included the songs "Can't Get Enough", "Rock Steady", and "Ready For Love" (which itself is a cover of the Mott The Hoople song from their 1972 "All The Young Dudes" album from when Mick Ralphs was with them).





Classic album! I have it here on vinyl. Always been a big Paul Rogers fan since I first heard him with the band "Free" featuring Paul Kossoff on guitar.
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#554546 - 09/13/19 05:07 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Don’t forget Herbie Hancock, Pink, John Legend, Tal Wilkenfeld, etc cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up”. That one is magic
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#554552 - 09/13/19 06:39 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: rockstar_not]
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I like surprises in covers and my favorite surprise still has to be Willie Nelson covering Coldplay’s “The Scientist”. Just didn’t see that one coming and while I’m not a Willie fan, I love hearing him do this one.


What! I had no idea this was a thing so I looked it up on YouTube. Definitely caught me off guard and Willie really did some justice to the song. Kudos Willie.
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Classic album! I have it here on vinyl. Always been a big Paul Rogers fan since I first heard him with the band "Free" featuring Paul Kossoff on guitar.


Yep, I've also still got it on vinyl (although I have digitized it so I can play it in the car).
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#555042 - 09/16/19 03:34 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What is your all-time favourite cover song? [Re: edshaw]
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Who hasn't covered "Bridge Over Troubled Water?"
Roberta Flack's version gets my vote.


Celtic Woman, did an amazing version of this a few years ago
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RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo is at it again, adding the following to his awards library (he humbly refers to it as his 'Lifetime Achievement Type of award' - three now!) this past weekend: The Las Vegas International Accordion Convention's Honorary Conductor Award, recognizing his distinguished contribution to Accordion Music, education, and culture through Artistry and Performance - CONGRATULATIONS CORY!

With more than 20 RealTracks available (Sets 268, 292, 293, 306, 312, 313, and 314), you'll definitely find something you like from our RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo! Get them for $29 per set, or add them ALL when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile package.

Mac user? Click here.

Get your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Bonus PAK Today!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac during our special (which has been EXTENDED to October 31st), and you'll receive a FREE Bonus PAK overflowing with great Add-ons, including MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses with 6 MIDI SuperTracks, 21 RealDrums Transcriptions, 120 guitar licks and riffs in Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks, and 15 new MIDI Styles!

Or, upgrade it to the 49-PAK for just $49 and add 40 UNRELEASED RealTracks, 10 "Low Man" & Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, 6 more MIDI SuperTracks with Set 29: More Organ, Piano & Accordion, 120 more guitar licks and riffs with Instrumental Studies 8: Brent Mason 12-key Train-Beat Licks, 15 more MIDI Styles, and Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly!

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac® - 49-PAK Overview

Listen to demos and learn more here.

Free Bonus PAK Contents:
-Look Ma! More MIDI 1
-21 RealDrums Transcriptions
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses
-Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks

2019 49-PAK Contents:
-40 Bonus RealTracks!
-10 "Low Man" and Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks
-Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly
-Instrumental Studies 8: Brent Mason 12-key Train-Beat Licks
-Look Ma! More MIDI 2
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 29: More Organ, Piano & Accordion

Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Special Extended!

The verdict is in, and everyone agrees that Xtra Styles PAK 7 is incredible!

There are 164 unbelievable new RealStyles that await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some surprising new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.

The possibilities seem endless with these fully-produced styles, like atmospheric folk, Western swing chicken pickin', dreamy Southern rock, smooth jazz with world percussion, Brazilian samba, acoustic grunge, and '90s R&B. We've even included two great new MultiStyles that use up to eight substyles! Do yourself a favor and take home this comprehensive and imaginative collection of styles today!

SPECIAL EXTENDED!!! Get all 164 new RealStyles in the All Xtra Styles PAK 7 for only $29 until October 31st! (Reg. $49)

Specific genre packages are also available for $15 each!

For more information and to listen to demos, click here.

Mac user? You'll find your Xtra Styles PAKs here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 309 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac customers can download the latest FREE patch update here.

Summary of changes for Build 309:
Fixed: The Chord Builder is disabled if previously opened before using a modal dialog (eg. Style Picker, Set Tempo).
Fixed: The program might crash when selecting RealTracks in the Best RealTracks dialog (eg. #2541).
Fixed: Wrong notes in Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.
Improved: Higher dots-per-inch printing.
Added: [Print Chords Only] button added to the Print Options dialog.

EXTENDED! Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Ends October 31st!

You haven't missed our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special, which has been extended to October 31st!

There's still time to purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade at up to 50% off, and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

Plus, our latest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 Build 2 Update Available!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 users can download the FREE Build 2 patch update here

Summary of Changes in Build 2:
Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring.
Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low.
Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track.
Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track.
Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note.
Fixed: Loading in a MusicXML file could result in MIDI notes of zero instead of the currect MIDI notes.
Fixed: Dragging a file into the tracks window didn't always result in the effects slot for the track being setup properly for the file type dragged in.
Fixed: When inserting hard rest, and answering Yes to question about removing notes for the peg, it would remove notes from both clefs instead of the clef that the rest was inserted on.
Fixed: Potential access violation when deleting a note in staff window.
Fixed: Potential jukebox access violation if there were songs with the entire path of the filename being 256 characters or greater loaded into jukebox.
Fixed: Jukebox not playing the playlist in correct order in certain situations involving stopping/restarting, etc.
Fixed: When loading in a MusicXML file that has a specific guitar fretboard defined that matches one of our fretboards, the guitar tablature type will now be set for the notation.
Fixed: Ability to load in .MXL (compresssed musicXML file) as well as ability to load normal noncompressed musicXML file with the new .musicxml extension instead of just .XML.
Fixed: Hammer ons, pull offs, and slides are now being saved to MusicXML files.
Fixed: Exceptionally jittery timing indicator in the notation window during playback compared to older versions of RealBand.
Fixed: If the start of a generated section of a song didn't have a chord entered at the beginning of the section, then it could default to a C major chord instead of the most recent chord prior to the section.
Fixed: Potential access violation if song has micro-pegs and multiple notes on a peg.
Fixed: Accidental element that specified whether a note was displayed as sharp/flat wasn't eing saved to XML, even though the correct pitch of the note itself was saved.

RealBand 2019 Build 5 Update Available!

All RealBand 2019 for Windows customers can download the latest FREE patch update (build 5) here.

Summary of Changes in Build 5 (Oct 10)
Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring.
Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low.
Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track.
Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track.
Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note.

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