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#578262 - 01/28/20 01:23 PM [User Showcase] 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
Registered: 05/29/00
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PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 14206
2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2020 UltraPak ..... check here

Over the past year (2019), we've had 1,089 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase by 157 different artists. Wow! Now over 8,000 songs in the Showcase! Many thanks to all who have contributed.

In 2019 alone there were over 26,000 posts in the User Showcase forum, with 1.1 million views! There were song compositions posted from at least 23 countries, including: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, France, Japan, Denmark, Finland, South Africa, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jersey Channel Is, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, and Sweden.

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 2019 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2020 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 49 PAK bonus)

We've reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2019, 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
Birchwood
BlueAttitude
Bob P
Chris37
Crossroads
cubanpete
dani48
David Snyder
dcuny
Deej56
Don Gaynor
Ezekiel's Storm
F.M.M.
floyd jane
Ghostgum
Greg Johnson
gruverider
Guitarhacker
Janice & Bud
jannesan
Jim
JoanneCooper
MarioD
musician17
PeterF
rayc
RichardB1985
Rob4580
Robertkc
Ronnie Fields
rsdean
Rustyspoon#
Scott C
Steve Young
Tangmo
Tommyc
Torrey Bliss
Troy Schiewe
TuneMonger
Will Josef

If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2020 UltraPak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Feb 29, 2020) (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 2020, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2020 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 2019 UltraPak or request a raincheck for the 2020 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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PG Music Inc.

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#578265 - 01/28/20 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5548
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5548
Loc: Davis, CA
I guess I got here first! What an incredible company!!! What an incredible product!! I had completely quit writing before this product came out, and now I spend hours everyday with music, and hours every month with some of the finest writers and people I've ever come across! Congrats to all!! THANK YOU PG MUSIC!!!!! Take care all. Greg


Edited by Greg Johnson (01/28/20 04:39 PM)

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#578268 - 01/28/20 01:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8198
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
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Posts: 8198
Loc: Florida
Well stated, Greg!! Incredible Company. Incredible Product indeed!!
And like you, BIAB helped me return to writing after a long hiatus - and because of it, music become a huge focus of my life again.

Congratulations to all of the awardees! Those who participate in the Showcase make some wonderful music and make it a place that is a joy to spend time.

A HUGE thanks to Dr. Gannon and ALL of the folks at PG Music.

Band-In-A-Box is MAGICAL.

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#578270 - 01/28/20 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3126
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3126
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Thank you Peter.
Band in a Box is such a big part of my life I use it just about every day.
Thank you to the PG staff for their outstanding customer service.
Congrats to all the winners. Rob4580

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#578290 - 01/28/20 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 846
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 846
Loc: Virginia USA
Thank you so much PG Music! Without BIAB, I would be just putzing around aimlessly on my guitar.

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#578294 - 01/28/20 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2873
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Loc: Missouri
Thank you Peter Gannon and all of the team at PG Music!! It is such an honor to be included on this list with so many great songwriters/musicians/producers etc. I would have such a struggle producing the music I hear in my head without this tremendous software! Just about any musical idea conceived in the mind can be put into a tangible form with this program! I hope that all of us on this list will use this great gift to produce music that will not only bless our listeners but also convince others that they can achieve what they only dream about when it comes to making their own music through the use of BIAB. Many thanks again, Torrey Bliss
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#578303 - 01/28/20 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5608
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
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Congratulations to all the winners.
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#578307 - 01/28/20 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 06/29/19
Posts: 36
Loc: Canada
Troy Schiewe Offline
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Registered: 06/29/19
Posts: 36
Loc: Canada
Thank you so very much for the software and all the support you give to me and the community! Your software allows me to achieve a level of quality in my music that I would never be able to reach on my own.

Once again thank you for your generosity,

Troy Schiewe

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#578308 - 01/28/20 05:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3545
Tommyc Offline
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Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3545
Thank You So Much! I Love Band in a Box! smile

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#578326 - 01/28/20 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 1752
Rustyspoon# Offline
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Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 1752
Peter,
Thank you! You are very generous!
I would not ask for a refund. I hope I can transfer my prize to a talented friend who I was convincing for some time to try BIAB, leaving him without a choice but to try it and fall in love with it smile (I am sure he will)

P.S. I use BIAB almost every day. Even if I am very tired, I try to dedicate 10-20 minutes to it just exploring the enormous wealth of creativity and fun. Thank you for amazing product talents you managed to squeeze into the small box.

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#578348 - 01/28/20 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 237
Loc: SA, Australia
Ghostgum Online   content
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Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 237
Loc: SA, Australia
Dear Peter,

I started reading your post and thought, "How marvellous that PG Music wants to reward talented users of Band-In-A-Box with a free upgrade. I wonder who they are?" Half a dozen names immediately came to mind. I was pleased to eight that I recognised before I had scrolled down to the letter G. Then I came to a name I did not expect to see.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your generous offer. I love interacting with BIAB. It is the most brilliantly conceived and extremely effective music creation tool I have ever worked with. Last year I turned out more than a dozen brand new musical creations as well as significantly better remakes of earlier compositions - not to mention backing tracks of artist's songs. Without BIAB I would still be struggling along with midi.

I can assure you that the UltraPak will be put to good use. Many, many thanks!

Kind regards,

Ghostgum


Edited by Ghostgum (01/28/20 10:39 PM)

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#578360 - 01/29/20 02:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3176
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
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Posts: 3176
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Thank you Peter and PGMusic!

I've been using BIAB since 2002, back when it was all midi. The first time I bought it I got the basic package plus the blues expansion pack, which was floppy disk #16 if I recall correctly wink What a long way the program has come since then!

Like floyd, BIAB got me back into making music again after not doing anything with it after the last band I was in broke up in the mid 90's.

It has allowed me to do things I would never be able to accomplish on my own, and I couldn't imagine life without it at this point.

And the fact it is a Canadian company makes be proud to be Canadian!

Thanks again, PGMusic rocks! cool



Edited by BlueAttitude (01/29/20 02:22 AM)
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#578368 - 01/29/20 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 6911
Guitarhacker Offline
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I stand here, absolutely humbled to be included in such an amazing group of musicians, singers, and song writers.
And to PG music, the staff, the programmers, the sales staff, the tech support folks who work so hard to create and improve an already amazing, jaw dropping, unbelievable musical package that allows me and so many others to do what we do so easily......and at a professional level......

A great big THANK YOU doesn't seem to be enough.... But yeah.... Thanks guys for all your hard work.


Edited by Guitarhacker (01/29/20 04:44 AM)
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#578369 - 01/29/20 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16474
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16474
Loc: Australia
Congratulations everyone!

When I started reading the list, the first thought that popped into my mind was "Wow! This is a 'who's who' of Users Showcase."

I've enjoyed listening to songs from everyone on the list!

Well deserved!
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#578372 - 01/29/20 05:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1136
Loc: Germany
Crossroads Offline
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Dear Mr Gannon, dear PGMusic staff,

what an incredible honor to be part of that list of fantastic songwriters !!! I'm completely humbled and thank you so much for it.

I really want to express my thankfulness for brightening up every single one of my days with that wonderful (sometimes I tend to think: almighty) software BIAB and that obviously infinite mumber of brilliant RealTracks, for the kind and supportive contact with the PGM staff, for giving us users the opportunity to share our productions and, last but not least, for the chance to become friends with wonderful folks all around the world.

Maha and I don't even dare to imagine how our life would be without all that.

Congratulations to all you winners - and thank you for all those wonderful songs and posts that you contribute to this great forum.

All the best to all of you,

Stefan

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#578375 - 01/29/20 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Crossroads]
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F.M.M. Offline
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Thank you Dr. Gannon and PG Team biab has help me to grow as a musician and has a way of challenging me in a positive way as well as musicians that contribute here I am humble to receive this award, Dr. Gannon thanks for contributing to our music world and a Great product thanks so much eric
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#578445 - 01/29/20 01:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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We've said it for years and will continue to do so. You folks epitomize what customer service/support is all about or should be all about. The community you've built with the forums and the remarkable diversity of its members is unparalleled. And the sheer joy that your products bring to so many is remarkable.

Music has always been a big part of our lives and Band-in-a-Box has encouraged us to take our musical journey to so many new and fun places.

Thanks to all the staff!!! We hugely appreciate your support.

J&B

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#578454 - 01/29/20 02:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Icelander Offline
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Names on that list I haven't seen before, which is just brill cool

Congrats to all, old & new!
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#578455 - 01/29/20 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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David Snyder Offline
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Thanks y'all! And congratulations to all the winners!

Love you PG Music!

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#578459 - 01/29/20 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 695
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
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Loc: United Kingdom
Oh my word! Thank you so, so much. I can't think of any music company that

a) has produced such a brilliant and extraordinarily useful music songwriting program; and
b) that treats its customers in such a brilliant way.

It's been said before, above, but what you have achieved in both these ways (including this phenomenal forum made up of such extraordinary musicians that all get together in such a collegiate spirit to share their Band-in-a-Box creations) is nothing short of, well, incredible. Thank you again - you have just encouraged me (if this were ever somehow possible) even more to keep writing and creating with your superb program ... you won't hear the end of me now, haha. Genuine gratitude!
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We're delighted to be adding 200 GROUNDBREAKING RealStyles to the Band-in-a-Box® collection with Xtra Styles PAK 9!

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Mac User? Click here for Mac details and purchase links.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows is Xtra Ready!

We never stop! The latest free patch update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows readies the program for the just-launched Xtra Styles PAK 9 (on sale until June 30th - learn more here)!

Update to build 721 and you'll see that we've improved the step-advancing notes display, updated the key command criteria for looping bars from the chordsheet, fixed email client integration, and more.

If you are a Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows user, you'll definitely want to update to the latest free patch update!

Learn more about Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 721 for Windows and download it here.

#TBT Band-in-a-Box Finds!

I don't know about everyone here, but now that I've settled in to our "new normal" I've taken to rearranging and dusting off many things in order to keep busy and productive!

I'm picking up old hobbies, picking up clutter around the house, and as it turns out - finding forgotten picks!

We snagged these gems many, many, many years ago after The NAMM Show one winter. Check out the old Band-in-a-Box logo! Click here...

Have any of you come across something nostalgic like this these days? Let's see it!
(remember the first Audiophile version?!)

-Callie
Team Marketing

Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Dr. Dave" Walker (Dr. Dave On Music) recently received Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac, and he absolutely loves it!

He's written his thoughts in detail, which can (and definitely should) be read here: Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Band-in-a-Box 2020 is a huge advance over even BB2019, with easier to use, more powerful features that give you more information while creating more musical results. You have never had more control of more features which are now much easier to find. The move forward with this version is astonishing. Again … WOW!

My very highest recommendation. Just upgrade! Or if for some strange reason you don’t have it yet, BUY THIS ONE! It will change your musical life!"
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you for the review, Dr. Dave!

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

Abbiamo lavorato duro e abbiamo aggiunto 50 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria raccolta di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks (il doppio dei 101 che abbiamo spesso pubblicato in passato), nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi strumentali, trascrizioni RealDrums, stili Extra PAK 8 e altro!

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Interview: Eyes on Success featuring PG Music Inc., Band-in-a-Box® 2020, and the Updated JAWS Script

Take 30 minutes and make sure to listen to the latest episode from Eyes on Success, which focuses on the history of Band-in-a-Box® and using it with the screen reader JAWS, created by Peter Torpey. Hosts Nancy & Peter discuss our company history and Band-in-a-Box program with Tobin, our chief development officer, including how Band-in-a-Box is even more accessible with the help of their JAWS screen reader scripts!

Click here to download and listen to the podcast - you don't want to miss this one!

Eyes on Success is a weekly radio show / podcast geared to the visually impaired called "Eyes On Success" and that can be found at www.EyesOnSuccess.net.

Currently the scripts and associated documentation and resources can be found here.

You can watch Peter Torpey's video testimonial here.

#TipTuesday - Style Changes in Band-in-a-Box®

Head to our Tips & Tricks forum to read what other Band-in-a-Box users have discovered about the program!

Like mrgeeze's recent post Style Changes within a song.. another great BIAB feature.

...My arrangement's bass Real Track was 397 (bass Acoustic Paul).
Solid but not really what I wanted for a solo.

I hit the F5 key to bring up bar setting and poked around till i found the Real Tracks command button in the upper right.
Clicked on that & quickly change the bass to 452 (Soloist (bluesy).
12 bars later I did the same and switched it back to 397.

The results were excellent...

Did you know about this feature? Learn all about Bar Settings and how you can adjust them here.

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