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2022 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2023 UltraPak ..... check here

Over the past year (2022), we had over 1000 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase by 143 different artists. Wow! Over 10,000 songs have now been posted in the Showcase! Many thanks to all who have contributed.

In 2022, there were 24,000 posts in the User Showcase forum, with 1 million views! There were song compositions posted from at least 19 countries, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Jersey Channel Is., Macedonia, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, UK, 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 45 contributors of 2022 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2023 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 49 PAK bonus)

We've reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2022, 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:

Al-David
animarorecords
B.D.Thomas
BabuMusic
Bass Thumper
Birchwood
bloc-head
BlueAttitude
Brad Williams
Chris37
cubanpete
dani48
David Snyder
dcuny
Deej56
Derochette
Dewey_MI
Don Gaynor
Ezekiel's Storm
F.M.M.
firesong
floyd jane
Ghostgum
Greg Johnson
Guitarhacker
Janice & Bud
jannesan
justanoldmuso
MarioD
Mark Hayes
musician17
NigelSpiers
PeterF
PROJECT M
rayc
RnAM
Robertkc
Ronnie Fields
rsdean
Rustyspoon#
Scott C
Tommyc
Torrey Bliss
TuneMonger
vicarn


If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2023 UltraPak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by March 15, 2023) (attn: Callie), and provide details of where you want it to be sent. Please include your Forum Display Name in your message.

If you've already purchased 2023 or have it via some other means (e.g. beta testing), we can either refund your purchase price, or you can designate "someone else" to receive it as a gift (just send that info privately in your email).

If you're a Mac user, you can either get the 2022 UltraPak or request a raincheck for the 2023 Mac UltraPak when it comes out.

Once again, thanks to all the creative people who create, produce and share these wonderful songs!


Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.
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Congratulations to all the people on the list...

But a Great big shout out to PG music and staff for creating such a great program that let's us express ourselves musically in ways that would be nearly impossible any other way.


You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.

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Peter / Team,

Thank you so much - it is very appreciated. Such an outstanding company!

Congratulations to everyone else as well!

Bob

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Re…Award.

wow i wasnt expecting this and am humbled…seriously.
considering the huge amount of talent on these forums..
I'm just an Englishman who does bonkers tunes for enjoyment.

i dont know what to say except to say a big thanks to PG not only for this award but also for continuing to bring to market these products we all use avidly daily and which give so much enjoyment to so many song creators all over the world.

great congrats to all receiving the award….and to all PG users and staff i wish a fabulous 2023.


happiness to all.


om


New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
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Thank You So Much PG Music! Incredible Software!

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Thank you, Peter Gannon, and everyone at PG music for making this wonderful music making tool available to us! I appreciate so much being included in this list of talented folks who share their work here in the forum! As someone who is recovering from a recent stroke I foresee myself relying on this wonderful program more than ever to get my ideas into a tangible form and also pledge to be a good ambassador of BIAB In the coming year! Thanks again! TB.




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Congratulations to the winners. It's well deserved.


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Peter and PG Music Team,
All I can say is WOW! and thank you.

Having used BiaB for a little over 3 years makes this an especially humbling experience.
This is an amazing product . . . keep up the good work and thanks again!


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For me there’s no better place in the band than to have one leg in the harmony world and the other in the percussive. Thank you Paul Tutmarc and Leo Fender.
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Peter and Team,
Thank you for a very generous gift!
Congrats to all recipients - you are my big inspiration for writing tunes!

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A huge shoutout and thanks to the entire team at PG Music. You all and your products rock! And we are most appreciative of being a recipient of the award. ALL the music we have created for the past eleven years simply would not have been possible without BiaB. And that includes songs that we have been honored to have licensed and featured on playlists, blogs and radio stations ... that speaks for us volumes to the versatility and sheer power of BiaB.

Thanks y'all!

J&B

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Hi Peter,

Thanks to you and all the team at PGMusic for this very generous gift - much appreciated.

Best Regards
Nigel


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I am so honoured and so humbled - thank you. You truly are the best music company I know of, bar none. Without PG Music, NONE of my songs would exist, right now. Your software is unrivalled, and, simply put, unlocks our musical creativity. On top of that, for you to run these awards, every year ... well, who does that? They really are another incentive for us to keep writing, to keep unearthing our talent from the deep down "tomb", within our hearts, where modern-day society would like it, all too often, sadly.

So - in short - thank you, PG Music. Thank you for your extraordinary software (no lesser adjective would even come close to do it justice) - thank you for coming up with something which opens up our musical potential to such an extent, and thank you for rewarding our CREATIVITY. You are unique. The most genuine of THANKS to you.

... and thanks to EVERYONE who showcases their songs on the forum. You are, all of you, the members of the most friendly and collaborative music forum I have ever been on. No competition against one another, here ... just genuine help, suggestions, encouragement. Not to even mention (it goes unsaid, I think) immense, immense TALENT. You ALL got the best out of me, and I firmly believe that, together, we get the best out of each one of us. It's a genuine honour to share the forum with all of you - I have learned so much, since the first time I landed on here with no mixing skills, no singing skills, but bags of sheer confidence, haha. Thank you for helping me learn how to mix, if only a little ... and for encouraging me to sing :-) Your help has meant that I've had the courage to actually release songs, not just sing in my bedroom, just for myself - so THANK YOU, forum members, for making this community of musicians the best music forum I know of, bar none.

To a wonderfully musical 2023 :-)

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Peter and team,

Thanks so much, it's an honour!

Rob and Anne-Marie


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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Peter & PG Team...

Thanks to you all, for all you do.
Band-In-A-Box is a miracle. I say that every year. And every year, it remains so.
There is nothing like it ANYWHERE else.
EVERY musician should own a copy.

Congrats to all the recipients.
The amount of GOOD MUSIC that gets posted to the Showcase is stunning.
And it's a terrific place to just "hang".

Thank you.

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My goodness, thank you to the entire PG Music company. I am honored, and humbled, to see my name in a list of people who's work and music I admire so much. My congratulations to all of those on the list. This is my first year on the forum and the first time I've started using Biab, and I am so grateful to both the company and all of the users on this forum. You have been immensely helpful and encouraging to someone like me who is so new to production. This is quite a company, quite a group of users, and quite a generous gift! All I really know to say, is thank you - so much!

Brad

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Peter and team,

it may sound a bit pathetic, but what you and your team have created has changed my life.

Your software not only makes it possible to realize what is in my head, but you have also created a great community that helps each other whenever possible.
You can be very, very proud of that!

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A worn acoustic guitar, an even older keyboard, some software and lots of ideas...
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Congratulations are definitely in order for all those who have received the User Showcase Awards.


BIAB & RB2024 Win.(Audiophile), SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, SynthogyIvory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, NS40M Monitors, Pioneer ActiveMonitors, AKG K271 Studio H'phones
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What an unexpected gift and honor. My heartfelt appreciation.

* curtsies *

Mark

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I'm honoured to receive this award.
I wasn't expecting it!

But let me tell you how gald I am using BiaB. It's a great piece of software that helps me a lot to creat my songs.
Many of my colleagues said or will say the same and it is the truth.
Thanks Biab for this opportunity.

Hans


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Congratulations to the winners.
Thank you PG Music. The scope and breadth of this award demonstrate that the criteria, & company, are inclusive and wise.


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Congratulations to the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

We've just announced the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

There are 45 winners, each receiving a Band-in-a-Box 2024 UltraPAK! Read the official announcement to see if you've won.

Our User Showcase Forum receives more than 50 posts per day, with people sharing their Band-in-a-Box songs and providing feedback for other songs posted.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed!

Video: Volume Automation in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®

We've created a video to help you learn more about the Volume Automation options in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows.

Band-in-a-Box® 2024: Volume Automation

www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024full/chapter11.htm#volume-automation

Video: Audio Input Monitoring with Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®

We've created this short video to explain Audio Input Monitoring within Band-in-a-Box® 2024, and included some tips & troubleshooting details too!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024: Audio Input Monitoring

3:17: Tips
5:10: Troubleshooting

www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024full/chapter11.htm#audio-input-monitoring

Video: Enhanced Melodists in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®!

We've enhanced the Melodists feature included in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows!

Access the Melodist feature by pressing F7 in the program to open the new MultiPicker Library and locate the [Melodist] tab.

You can now generate a melody on any track in the program - very handy! Plus, you select how much of the melody you want generated - specify a range, or apply it to the whole track.

See the Melodist in action with our video, Band-in-a-Box® 2024: The Melodist Window.

Learn even more about the enhancements to the Melodist feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024upgrade/chapter3.htm#enhanced-melodist

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Specifically for Reaper®

New with the DAW Plugin Version 6.0, released with Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows: the Reaper® Panel!

This new panel offers built-in specific support for the Reaper® DAW API allowing direct transfer of Band-in-a-Box® files to/from Reaper® tracks!

When you run the Plugin from Reaper®, there is a panel to set the following options:
-BB Track(s) to send: This allows you to select the Plugin tracks that will be sent Reaper.
-Destination Reaper Track: This lets you select the destination Reaper track to receive media content from the Plugin.
-At Bar: You can select a bar in Reaper where the Plugin tracks should be placed.
-Start Below Selected Track: This allows you to place the Plugin tracks below the destination Reaper track.
-Overwrite Reaper Track: You can overwrite previous content on the destination Reaper track.
-Move to Project Folder: With this option, you can move the Plugin tracks to the Reaper project folder.
-Send Reaper Instructions Enable this option to send the Reaper Instructions instead of rendering audio tracks, which is faster.
-Render Audio & Instructions: Enable this option to generate audio files and the Reaper instructions.
-Send Tracks After Generating: This allows the Plugin to automatically send tracks to Reaper after generating.
-Send Audio for MIDI Track: Enable this option to send rendered audio for MIDI tracks.
-Send RealCharts with Audio: If this option is enabled, Enable this option to send RealCharts with audio.

Check out this video highlighting the new Reaper®-specific features: Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Specifically for Reaper®

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Video

The new Band-in-a-Box VST DAW Plugin Verion 6 adds over 20 new features!

Watch the new features video to learn more: Video: Band-in-a-Box® 2024 - DAW Plugin Version 6 New Features

We also list these new features at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.plugin.htm.

Free Updates Available for PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 & RealBand 2024!

Using RealBand 2024 or PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024? Head to our support page for your free update!

RealBand 2024 Build 3 resolves the "expired program" error users were experiencing, along with a few other issues that were reported. It also adds the option to launch the Style Picker from the Tracks Window! Learn all about this patch and download it here.

A lot of what you see in RealBand you'll find in PowerTracks, as these are similar programs - so the "expired program" error was also occuring in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024. Fortunately, PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Build 3 resolves this!

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