Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Post your own Tips and Tricks here
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,259
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,259
I've been buying Bob Norton's fake disks for a few years now. There are so many fakebooks with so many songs that buying his disks has saved me some time. One disadvantage is that he sometimes uses his own styles. If you don't own his style then you have to spend time searching for 1 that fits your needs our you could buy his style/style disk. This can take a lot of time or little time...and a bunch of time for some of us who want to use real tracks. There are lots of midi styles that have no corresponding real styles for replacements, too.

Using karaoke files (and we do) is another factor. I used to try and get these for free and joined up in a file sharing group where you could download from the files of others. Well, I got a virus, even with antivirus software, that crashed my computer so bad that I had to have Geek Squad reformat my hard drive. I buy my karaoke songs now. I just bought some from Chartbuster and they now come on sd cards rather than cds. The songs are in mp3 format. Some are done quite well and others we don't want to use at all. If I want a single, I get it from Amazon.


Cornet Curmudgeon
Post your own Tips and Tricks here
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
jbf Offline
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
I've used quite a number of free biab backing tracks for jazz standards with good results but I have to admit it's not exactly easy. Generally, I open in biab and convert to all realtracks with realtracks generated solos to provide raw material and to run through it playing to the chord sequence. Then I open it in realband and do a little mixing before saving as a file AND individual wave files.

That way I can open it in reaper to use as a very listenable set of backing tracks that I can play along to while hearing the realtime fx applied to my guitar input as I play. Finally, I can mix down choosing from the various solo parts (from the realtracks set or generated solos or my playing) to produce the final studio recording.

So the only thing I'm really using for free is the chord structure input. Everything else is added. But the results are satisfying.

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Video - Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin Version 6 for Mac®: New Features for Reaper

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 includes built-in specific support for the Reaper® DAW API, allowing direct transfer of Band-in-a-Box® files to/from Reaper tracks, including tiny lossless files of instructions which play audio instantly from disk.

We demonstrate the new Reaper features in the Band-in-a-Box® VST DAW Plugin 6.0 in our video, Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin Version 6 for Mac®: New Features for Reaper

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® - Update Today!

Already grabbed your copy of Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac®? Head to our Support Page to download build 803 and update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 installation with the latest version developed by our team!

Learn more & download now.

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® Video - Over 50 New Features and Enhancements!

Read all about the 50+ newest features in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac®, or you can watch our video "Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac®: Over 50 New Features and Enhancements!" to see it in action!

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

The new Band-in-a-Box® VST DAW Plugin Version 6 for Mac® adds over 20 new features!

We show them off in our video: Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin Version 6 for Mac®: New Features

The Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® Free Bonus PAK!

Along with the 50+ new features added with Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac®, we've also released an awesome collection of new Add-ons! On top of the 222 new RealTracks (+50 bonus RealTracks), we've also released new MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Songs with Vocals" Artist Performance Sets, Playable RealTracks Set 3, Playable RealDrums Set 2, and two new sets of "RealDrums Stems."

Order Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac during our special (which ends July 31st) and you'll receive a Free Bonus PAK that includes a lot of these new Add-ons:
- MIDI Styles Set 88: "Look Ma! More MIDI 11: SynthMaster"
- Instrumental Studies Set 20: New Orleans Piano
- MIDI SuperTracks Set 40: More SynthMaster
- MIDI SuperTracks Set 43: Rock & Pop Keys
- Artist Performance Set 15: Songs with Vocals volume 5
- Playable RealTracks Set 3
- Playable RealDrums Set 2
- SynthMaster Sounds and Styles, with audio demos
- RealCombos 2024 Booster PAK:
*For Pro customers, this includes 35 new RealTracks and 58 new RealStyles.
*For MegaPAK customers, this includes 25 new RealTracks and 45 new RealStyles.
*For UltraPAK customers, this includes 28 new RealStyles.

- RealDrums Stems Set 6: More Pop, Rock & Country

Want even more new Add-ons? Boost your Free Bonus PAK to a 2024 49-PAK for just $49 and add even more new Add-ons to your collection:
- 50 Bonus Unreleased RealTracks & RealDrums
- MIDI Styles Set 89: "Look Ma! More MIDI 12: Funk, Jazz & Blues Keys"
- Instrumental Studies Set 21: '80s Hard Rock Guitar
- MIDI SuperTracks Set 41: Jazz Comping & Soloing Piano
- MIDI SuperTracks Set 42: Soul & New Orleans Keys
- Artist Performance Set 16: Songs with Vocals volume 6
- RealDrums Stems Set 5: Jazz, Latin, Funk & World

Listen to Demos of the Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK:

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® Video - Boot Camp: Working with the Newest Features!

Band-in-a-Box 2024 for Mac includes over 50 new features!

Watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® Boot Camp: Working with the Newest Features video, and follow along as we demonstrate how to create a new song from scratch using some of the major new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac®, like the Chord Progression Builder, the new MultiPicker Library Window, and the new Tracks Window!

Watch: Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® Boot Camp: Working with the Newest Features

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® Videos: One-Stop Shopping!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac®, we're adding new videos to our YouTube channel. We'll also post them here when they are published so that you can easily find all of our Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® videos in one place!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac videos released as-of June 28, 2024 are:

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® - Everything you need to know in under 8 minutes!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® - The New Tracks Window Explained

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® - RealCombos Booster PAK Styles Demo

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® - 49-PAK Overview

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Mac® - 222 New RealTracks Overview

Forum Statistics
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
philtele, Jan Holt, MeanGene, Skeuo, KaiPi
38,754 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 118
DC Ron 82
rsdean 75
DrDan 62
Today's Birthdays
Jeff Sanders
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5