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#596169 - 05/07/20 10:11 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Gets a Boost!
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Did you notice our latest announcement for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 720?

In Band-in-a-Box®, this new free patch updates many of the 2020 features to support localized versions, has added easy access to the StyleMaker, improved the Features Browser, and more!

Our DAW Plugin patch 2.6.8 has been released too! Download now to access additional localized support and all the other great improvements added to the Plugin!

We didn't stop there - build 720 also includes RealTracks updates for auditioning demos, improved transcriptions, notation & tablature, and more. To see a full list of all the updates within build 720, click here.

Click here to download the Band-in-a-Box® Version 2020 Build 720 Update.

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Summary of changes for build 720

  • Fixed: It was not possible to enter the ^ character into the chordsheet if using a French keyboard layout.
  • Fixed: "Can't play this demo because another one is still in the process of initializing." error message when demoing styles.
  • Fixed: [#] genre filter menus did not work in localized versions.
  • Fixed: The StyleMaker button was missing.
  • Fixed: Drum transcription MIDI files fixed.
  • Fixed: Feature Browser could crash in some cases.
  • Fixed: Features in the DAWPlugin would not work if Band-in-a-Box was running.
  • Improved: Various improvements for localized versions.
  • Fixed: Saving preferences file fails with error "The file name is not valid."
  • Fixed: Some File Open dialogs did not filter for the required file extension.
  • Fixed: The notation window setting "Display Font Size %" is reset when opening or resizing the window.


DAW Plugin 2.6.8

  • Fixed: Normalize, Acidize, Flat, Dry Center options.
  • Fixed: Bar Changes dialog (stylechange, key sig changes).
  • Fixed: Drum transcription MIDI files fixed.
  • Added: Plugin creates language.ini file if none exists
  • Fixed: Chord sheet zoom does not dirty bit in DAW
  • Fixed: Plugin localization issues
  • Fixed: Clicking Generate on an empty page shows Completion message after 9 clicks
  • Fixed: Generate button does not work if there is no track in the first row of the current page
  • Fixed: Selected tracks reset when closing the plugin
  • Fixed: Current page in track table resets when closing the plugin
  • Fixed: Dragging the playback position in the plugin while tracks are muted produces noise



Other RealTracks Improvements
  • Fixed: Silent chords on Bass, Acoustic, OldTimeHappyDance Ev16 125
  • Fixed: RealTracks audition demos for RT3447, 3419, 3479, and 3498 were silent.
  • Improved: Better transcriptions, with bends, slides, etc. added to:
    Instrumental Studies 12 - Rhythm Changes Jazz Guitar Soloing
    Instrumental Studies 13 - Jazz Blues Guitar Soloing
  • Improved: Transcriptions, simple tags available and riff selection improved
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalCinematicLowTuneSteadyDarin Ev16 110
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalCinematicLowTuneChopDarin Ev16 110
    Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaMountain16thsAB Ev16 070
    Bass, Electric, SkaPunkPopAB Ev 180
    Bass, Electric, SkaClassicAB Ev16 100
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SkaSlow Ev16 100
    Guitar, Electric, Soloist RhythmChangesOlly Sw 140
    Bass, Acoustic, JazzBluesNeilAB Sw 140
    Flute, Background BossaLounge 140 (1TrackHornSection)
    Horn Section, Background BossaLounge2-partOctaves Ev 140
    Horn Section, Background BossaLounge3-part Ev 140
    Sax, Alto BossaLounge 140 (1TrackHornSection)
    Trumpet, Muted, Background BossaLounge 140 (1TrackHornSection)
    Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm GospelCool Sw16 075
    Vocals, BackgroundSoloist GospelCoolSoulful Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCool3-part Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCool2-part Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolHighDbl Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolHigh1 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolHigh2 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolMedDbl Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolMed1 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolMed2 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolLowDbl Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolLow1 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolLow2 Sw16 075
    Vocals, BackgroundSoloist GospelCoolSoulful Sw16 075
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RhythmChangesCompOlly Sw 140
    Sax, Alto, Soloist RhythmChangesPJ Sw 140
    Bass, Acoustic, FolkSlowSwing Sw 085
    Bass, Electric, AmericanaSyncSteveAB Ev16 085
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Americana16thsDelayBrent Ev16 075
    Guitar, Electric, Soloist AmericanaGritty16thsBrent Ev16 075
    Guitar, Electric, Soloist NashvilleRadioBalladDanny Ev16 075
    Bass, Acoustic, OldTimeHappyDance Ev16 125
    Bass, Electric, RockHeavy8thsDoug Ev 120
  • Improved: Transcriptions improved:
    Bass, Electric, RootsyFunkAlex Ev16 110
    Bass, Electric, NashvilleRadioBalladAB Ev16 075
    Bass, Electric, LoungeFunkAlex Ev16 080
  • Fixed: Bass, Fretless Electric Pop8thsRene Ev 085 was not playing sus chords.
  • Improved: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BritPsycPopBalladHighDelay Ev 065 has improved riff selection.
  • Improved: Transcriptions available and the riff selection has been improved
    Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm PeruValsCriollo Ev 140
    Quatro, Rhythm Joropo68Ramon Sw 060
    Vihuela, Rhythm MariachiRanchero Ev 120
    Bajo Sexto, Rhythm NortenoRamon Ev 120
  • Fixed: The tablature was not displaying properly on the correct channels for these MIDI SuperTracks:
    Bass, LoungeFunkAlex Ev16 080, Bass, SkaPunkPopAB Ev 180
    Bass, NashvilleRadioBallad Ev16 075
  • Improved: Notation is more accurate for:
    Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticPolkaFastReelQuinn Ev16 140
    Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
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#596421 - 05/08/20 05:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Gets a Boost! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Cool deal. I have been testing it out and it works pretty good, and the plugin version is solid.
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PG Music News
Add-ons Special EXTENDED! 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!!

We've EXTENDED our special until JULY 15TH!

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.

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...

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!!

We've EXTENDED our special until JULY 15TH!

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!

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