Band-in-a-Box® for Windows and Mac

Users LOVE Band-in-a-Box®! Here's what they're saying...

"Band-in-a-Box® is the swiss army knife of music production tools."..."This is the BEST track backup program I have heard!"..."I just love it,and it improves how I play the different instruments that I play!"..."The new interface alone is worth the update!"..."A must-have for any songwriter on a budget."

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February 21, 2019

Learn More About Part Markers - New Overview Video!

Adding Part Markers to your Band-in-a-Box® song is a GREAT way to create an even more unique and interesting piece!

Check out our latest video to learn more about using Part Markers with Band-in-a-Box® - Click here to watch...

Read more about this feature when you review the "Part Markers, Substyles, and Song Form" section of Chapter 6 of our online manual here.

February 20, 2019

The Band-in-a-Box® Songs & Lessons PAK - Explained

Every purchase of the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows UltraPAK+ or Audiophile Edition includes The Songs & Lessons PAK!

The Songs & Lessons PAK is loaded with all of the MIDI Essential Riffs and Phrases Series, all of our MIDI Fakebooks, 200 Folk Songs, and Instrumental Studies! It is also available for separate purchase here.

Learn more about The Songs & Lessons PAK: Video link...

February 19, 2019

Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows: Track Freezing Tutorial

Learn how to freeze your mixer track within Band-in-a-Box® 2019 when you check out our latest video: Click here to watch...

February 15, 2019

Holiday Hours - Family Day (Mon, Feb 18)

Monday, February 18th is Family Day!

Our hours on this holiday will be:
Customer Service: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST
Technical Support: Closed.

Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 19th.

www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

February 14, 2019

Video - Setting And Organizing Your Favorite Styles in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Learn how quickly you can set up and organize your list of your favorite styles in Band-in-a-Box® with our latest video - we have more than 6,000 Styles, so you could find this feature VERY helpful to streamline your songwriting! Click here to watch the video on our YouTube channel.

Visit Chapter 6 of the Online Manual to read more about applying Styles within Band-in-a-Box®.

February 13, 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 619 Available

An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2019!

Learn more about this update & download it here.

This is a cumulative update patch, which works from any 2019 build. VST DAW Plugin update to 1.11.14 is included in this patch.

There is also a separate RealTracks patch available! Click here to review the updates and download this patch.

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2019 build 619:
Fixed: "Pause Play until MIDI or key received" setting did not work if using WAS audio drivers.
Fixed: Some important flash messages were not displaying properly.
Fixed: The 64 bit version did not have the MIDI Monitor window.
Fixed: The drums window would not update after toggling "Display QWERTY Chars On Drums" setting.
Fixed: Saving an XML or ABC file will sometimes crash Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: Some ASIO devices would fail to start with error "Your ASIO driver uses a MAC-based data format. The program does not support MAC-basedformats."
Improved: ASIO now supports extra audio formats: 64 bit float samples, and big endian sample types (16, 18, 20, 24, & 32 bit).
Fixed: If an ASIO audio device has more than 32 input or output ports, Band-in-a-Box would crash with an access violation when leaving the ASIO Audio Drivers window.
Fixed: Silent gaps between RealTracks riffs were not being filled.
Fixed: There were undesirable gaps between riffs in RealTracks 1278: Synth Pad, PopUplift Ev 120.

Summary of fixes for the VST DAW Plugin:
Fixed: Generating a single RealDrums rendered wrong track and had wrong name sometimes.
Fixed: UserTracks not showing correct name, or not generating sometimes.
Fixed: Loops and UserTracks were sometimes ALL CAPS names.
Fixed: Drums track names showed up as "N/A" drums when style loaded from a song.
Improved: Generating only the master works better.
Improved: Master.mid and indivudal MIDI files are saved.
Improved: Names for style tracks when on melody or soloist.
Fixed: Generating a loop when the style contained a soloist track wasn't working.
Fixed: In some DAWs an error could occur while dragging tracks.
Fixed: Blue square filled up after generating only master track.
Fixed: Midi playback caused crash in some DAWs (e.g. Pro Tools, Studio One)
Fixed: Render hangs with large render wav file in some cases.

February 11, 2019

The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 49-PAK with 40 Unreleased RealTracks!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 49-PAK is still available, and it's PACKED with Add-ons you'll want in your Band-in-a-Box® library!

The 2019 49-PAK includes 40 UNRELEASED RealTracks, 10 "Low Man" & Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, 6 MIDI SuperTracks in MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses, 6 more MIDI SuperTracks with Set 29: More Organ, Piano & Accordion, 21 RealDrums Transcriptions, 240 guitar licks and riffs in Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks and Instrumental Studies 8: Brent Mason 12-key Train-Beat Licks, 30 new MIDI Styles, and Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly! Learn more and listen to demos: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.49pak.htm

Add this to your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase for just $49! Purchasing an UltraPAK, UltraPAK+ or Audiophile Edition? As of January 16th, the 49-PAK is included in your purchase (uncompressed RealTracks files for the Audiophile too)!

Learn more about the 49-PAK and listen to demos at https://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.49pak.htm

February 08, 2019

Video - Selecting the Best RealTracks for Your Song in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows

With over 2,700 RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box®, you may find this "Selecting the Best RealTracks for your Song" video helpful! In this video we go over the "select best RealTracks" dialog within Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Click here to watch.

For more information on this feature, visit the Chapter 6 | Using RealTracks in Songs

February 07, 2019

Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows: The Soloist Overview

Get to know the Band-in-a-Box® Soloist feature with our latest video: Watch now...

Read more about this feature within our Online manual: Chapter 6 | Adding Solo - "The Soloist"

February 06, 2019

Video - The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Nuendo® - Extended Version!

This video is the EXTENDED VERSION of our previous video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Nuendo® - Click here to watch.

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

February 05, 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 617 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 617 is available!

Learn more and download here.
The VST DAW Plugin update to 1.11.11 is included in this patch.

Summary of changes for build 617:
Fixed: After stopping playback the first time in a session, MIDI out to plugins will not work until song starts playing again. This only applies to WAS audio drivers when using "output always on".
Fixed: If switching from WAS to MME audio drivers, playback would be very distorted.
Fixed: The 64 bit version did not have the Drums window.

This patch update will also include Build 615-616...
Summary of changes for build 616
Fixed: Soloist track menu > Track Actions > Erase Track, would cause all menu items (eg. TimeShift Melody) to be applied to the Soloist track.
Fixed: Leaving the Leadsheet memo dialog will crash Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: [Copy to Lyric Document Window] copies gibberish text to Lyric Document Window.
Fixed: [Copy to Lyric Document Window] does not work if the Lyric Document Window has not been opened yet.
Fixed: The Choose MultiDrums dialog will crash with error "List index out of bounds" if there are no MultiDrums available.
Improved: Windows Audio Session error -9996 should report a more informative error message on Windows 10.

Summary of changes for build 615
Added: 64-bit versions of the PG DirectX Plugins.
Added: Support has been added for the 64 bit PG Music DirectX Plugins. If opening a .TGS or a song file that assigns the 32 bit versions of these plugins, Band-in-a-Box will automatically load the 64 bit version. Song files will also save backwards compatible .TGS data so 32 bit versions of Band-in-a-Box will load the 32 bit version of these plugins.
Fixed: If using WAS audio drivers and "output always on" is disabled, MIDI notes will keep playing when song stops and Panic will not turn them off.

All of our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 patch updates are cumulative updates, which works from any 2019 build. You do NOT need to install each individual patch update - just the latest one!

February 04, 2019

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 is Here!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 is here, with many new features and enhancements!
-A new toolbar background color and icon set
-Notation Window Enhancements
-Tracks Window Enhancements
-Drum Notation Support
...and more! Read more about the new features here.

Get started with PowerTracks Pro Audio today for as little as $49 - upgrades start at just $29! Purchase options...

February 04, 2019

Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows: The Melodist Overview

Get to know the Band-in-a-Box® Melodist feature with our latest video: click here...

Read more about The Melodist in Chapter 6 of our Online Manual.

February 01, 2019

Video - The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Tracktion® - Extended Version!

This video is the EXTENDED VERSION of our previous video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Tracktion® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

February 01, 2019

The 2018 User Showcase Awards!

Over the past year (2018), we've had over 1,200 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase. Wow! Now there are over 7,000 songs in the User Showcase Forum!

Compared with the previous year, there were 12% more songs posted (1,200), 24% more posts in total (26,880), and 16% more people who posted songs (164)! There were contributions from 25 countries... Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey Channel Is, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

We'd like to thank and recognize these amazing contributions that people have made. So, we have announced the "Top 40" User Showcase Awards... to the top 43 contributors of 2018 – and each of them will receive a free Band-in-a-Box® 2019 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 2019 49-PAK!).

Click here to review the winners list.

Thank you to all the creative people who create, produce and share these wonderful songs!

January 31, 2019

Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows®: Bar Settings Overview

Did you know... The number of beats per bar, tempo changes, patch, style, and harmony changes can be made by selecting the Settings For Current Bar option on the Edit menu, or by pressing F5 after you have selected a bar to edit.

In this video we go over some the Bar Settings dialog within Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Watch now...

Learn more about this feature using the Online Program Manual, or give it a try... press F5 and see for yourself!

January 30, 2019

RealBand 2019 Build Update 3 Available!

RealBand 2019 users can download the latest free patch update here.

Summary of Changes since 2019 Build 3:
Added: Ability to save a drum track as drum notation to XML. Will also be able to reload drum notation tracks from XML if they were saved by BBW or RealBand.
Fixed: Notation Window would show a large part of an extra bar when the screen is redrawn.
Fixed: Drum names would not show up properly in non-editable notation mode when the screen had micropegs anywhere in it.
Fixed: recording MIDI notes might result in forced accidentals being set for some notes.
Fixed: If the Bars Per Line in the Notation Window was previously set to 4, and you boot up RealBand and load in a song, then it could temporarily revert to 2 bars per line the first time that the song is played.

January 30, 2019

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 AAX DAW Plugin for Windows®, demonstrated in Pro Tools® Extended Version

This video is the EXTENDED VERSION of our previous video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 AAX DAW Plugin for Windows® Pro Tools® - Click here to watch.

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos YouTube Playlist.

January 28, 2019

Video - Popular Hot Keys: Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Learn more about the different Hot Keys you can use with Band-in-a-Box® for Windows with our latest video:
Click here to view...

Review them all in Chapter 15: Reference of the program manual! Online Manual | PDF

January 25, 2019

Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Tracktion®

This video demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Tracktion® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

January 24, 2019

Band-in-a-Box Interview & Explanation with Tobin and Geekazine!

Day One of The NAMM Show is off to a GREAT Start! Tobin met with Jeffrey from Geekazine to talk about Band-in-a-Box - Click here to watch the video!

January 24, 2019

The NAMM Show - Come Say Hi!

If you're in Anaheim attending The NAMM Show, be sure to pop by and say "HI!" - we're demoing the new Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-Bit version and the new VST DAW Plugin! Both 1015, Hall E.

Can't make it? See the booth & NAMM crew here...

January 24, 2019

Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows® - SongPicker Overview

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker feature has recently been redesigned with some great new features, including:

-The completely redesigned window shows information for up to 50,000 songs.
-The song list build is much faster. Approximately 150 songs get added per second.
-A progress bar will appear if the song list build takes longer than 3 seconds.
-You can see the chord progression for the selected song in the list. You can copy and paste it to a text file.
-Many filters are available. You can filter the list by subfolders, genre, feel, time signature, style, songs with melody, soloist, lyrics, key signature, tempo range, and the year of file dates.
-You can search songs that have similar chord progressions and/or melody fragments.

See this feature in action with our latest Band-in-a-Box® video - SongPicker Overview: Watch now...

January 23, 2019

Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Cubase®

This video demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Cubase® - Watch now...

NOTE: This video will be expanded soon, with more material that goes through the installation and setup of the plugin, as well as more advanced uses of it.

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

January 22, 2019

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows: Installing Build Updates

In this video we go over the process of downloading and installing the Band in-a-Box® build updates: click here to watch

Build updates are available at: www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm

Band-in-a-Box® can also check for updates automatically - head to Help | Check for Updates and check-mark "Automatically check for updates every..." - then choose your days!

January 22, 2019

Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Nuendo®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Nuendo® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

January 21, 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 614 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 614 is available!

Learn more and download now...

Summary of changes for build 614:
Fixed: Songs would not save plugins on tracks that had a Hi-Q patch selected previously.
Fixed: Hi-Q Patches would not load if the Sforzando VSTi was not in the VSTi plugin list.
Fixed: The Sforzando VSTi was not automatically being added to the VSTi plugin list during bootup (64 bit only).
Fixed: Loading the Hi-Q patch "Hi-Q 040 01 Synth, Analog, FatBass Sforzando" would cause an access violation error.
Fixed: Track Settings > Set Track offset [0] was not working properly.
Fixed: Importing MusicXML files was failing to include melody notes and lyrics.

VST DAW Plugin 1.10.4 fixes:
Improved: Generation is much faster, at least 4X.
Added: Notification dialog when generation is complete, and a setting to toggle this on/off.
Added: 32-Bit AAX plugin for Pro Tools 10.
Fixed: Soloist not generating on first attempt.
Fixed: MIDI tracks could be rendered at wrong tempo in the Master.
Fixed: Multiriff playback and bar highlighting
Added: Much faster MIDI renders: "No MIDI Renders" option in Custom Generate menu. If this is selected, any MIDI tracks will be left as MIDI and not rendered to wave which takes time.

January 16, 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 613 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 613 is available!

Learn more and download now...

Summary of changes:
Fixed: Exporting MP3 files would fail if using the 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, and Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: Some audio export error messages were blank.
Fixed: The 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box was not working with jBridge for loading 32 bit VST plugins.
Fixed: If using the Lyric Document window, there will be an access violation when saving the song (64 bit only).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would freeze when rendering to audio if there was no default synth selected, and "Use DXi/VSTi Snth" was enabled.
Fixed: The 64 bit version should use "MaxPluginsToScan64.txt" instead of sharing "MaxPluginsToScan.txt" with the 32 bit version

This patch will update Band-in-a-Box® 2019 to Build 613 from any previous 2019 build.

January 16, 2019

Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows® Download and Installation Tutorial

If you've purchased Band-in-a-Box® and want to download it to get started right away - make sure you check out our latest video for assistance! Click here to watch...

January 16, 2019

RealBand® 2019 New Features Video!

Learn more about the new RealBand® 2019 features with our RealBand® 2019 New Features Overview Video: Click here...

RealBand® is included in all Band-in-a-Box® for Windows purchases!

January 15, 2019

Hurry.... Our Xtra Styles PAK Sale Ends January 15th!

JANUARY 15TH is the last day of our Xtra Styles PAK Sale!

There are 162 more RealStyles now available with Xtra Styles PAK 6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - that means there are more than 900 RealStyles available with Xtra Styles PAKs 1-6!

We're having a SALE... and it ends January 15th! Purchase Xtra Styles PAK 6 for just $29! (reg. $49) In fact, each Volume (6 total) is available for just $29 each - we're also offering a special price for a purchase of ALL Volumes 1-6 - for just $159 you can receive ALL 900+ RealStyles!

Review all the different Xtra Styles PAKs at:
Mac: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=mac
Windows: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

January 15, 2019

This is it! It's the last day to Save Up To 50% on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrades!

JANUARY 15TH IS THE LAST DAY TO SAVE UP TO 50% OFF BAND-IN-A-BOX UPGRADES!

We recently released Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows with 64 new features (and a few more), 202 New RealTracks, 40 Unreleased RealTracks, 10 "Low Man" and Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, "Look Ma! More MIDI!" – 30 MIDI Styles, 12 new MIDI SuperTracks, 240 new Instrumental Studies, 18 new Artist Performances, and a new Xtra Styles PAK 6!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until January 15th - save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2019 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2019 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

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

January 13, 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 612 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 612 is available!

It includes the VST DAW Plugin patch too!!!

Learn more and download now...

Summary of changes:
Fixed: Songs would not load or save VST data if larger than 1 megabyte, displaying flash message error "VST/FX data is too large to save".
Fixed: It was not possible to use the N key while entering note based lyrics in the Notation window.
Fixed: Recorded MIDI would be erased if also recording audio.
Fixed: The MIDI Driver dialog would not show the selected VSTi or DXi synth after choosing one in the Plugins window.
Updated: PDF and help file documentation.

Band-in-a-Box VST DAW Plugin 1.9.28 fixes:
There are lots of significant fixes and additions in this patch, especially related to some single track operations not working.

Fixed: Right-clicking generate bass track generated all individual tracks
Fixed: StylePicker, RealTracks Picker, and other style and instrument selection windows would sometimes open behind the main window, requiring you to alt+tab to see them.
Fixed: Loading demo from StylePicker or loading a song when a special track was already present sometimes added an extra RealTracks (special track) to page 2
Fixed: Output directory error.
Fixed: BBW sometimes not receiving message when run as administrator. This would cause some actions to hang or not work at all.
Fixed: Skip grey bars when moving selector through chordsheet.
Fixed: Dragging tracks into Reason would sometimes give a 'Not found' error message.
Fixed: AAX Plugin was not being recognized by Pro Tools.
Fixed: Problem scrolling chord table when crossing PartMarker during highlight.
Fixed: Repaint problem in Reason (possibly other DAWs).
Fixed: Some opened BB songs with realcharts on a frozen track would cause an access violation.
Added: Detailed log file written in BB Data folder bbw4exe_pluginLog.txt.
Fixed: Generation of single tracks would hang the program if the bb folder contained the file MaxPluginsToScan.txt containing Max=0. This file should not normally be present except in rare cases where a DX plugin scan failed.
Added: VST2 FX 32-bit version.
Improved: Installer has options for installing all plugin types. All files are now digitally signed.

January 13, 2019

Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Pro Tools®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Pro Tools® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

January 13, 2019

Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in PreSonus® Studio One®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in PreSonus® Studio One® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

January 11, 2019

Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Reason®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Reason® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

January 10, 2019

Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Ableton Live®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Ableton Live® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

January 09, 2019

Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in FL Studio®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in FL Studio® - Watch now...

This is just the first half - more to come!

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here.

January 08, 2019

49 of Your Problems Solved with Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019, we have a lot of new features, 202 RealTracks and more!

We get the ideas for the new features and new RealTracks from our users. There are several sources, our Wishlist and general forum, support phone calls, trade shows, etc. In most cases, customers are not describing a new feature – they are describing a problem they have that they would like to have solved.

This is a list of our features and additions in Band-in-a-Box® 2019, presented from a unique perspective. It is from this customer list of "problems they would like solved." These are not exact quotes, they are paraphrased from our discussions with our customers. They explain what problems and requests they discussed with us, that resulted in the various new features and RealTracks. Hopefully this answers the question "why did you add this feature/content?"

So, without further ado, here are the 49 requests/problems that we (hopefully) have solved with the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019: 49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box® 2019.

We hope that many of them are relevant to you as well. And please keep suggesting new ones, we appreciate that.

January 02, 2019

The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® special is EXTENDED until January 15th!!!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® special is EXTENDED until January 15th!!! Save up to 50% on your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade when you order before then!

The brand-new 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows includes 64 new features, 202 new RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Low Man" and Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, RealDrums transcriptions, MIDI Styles, 40 additional "Bonus" RealTracks, and the new Xtra Styles PAK 6!

We've also packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons - check it out at: https://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2019.htm. The Free Bonus PAK is included with most* Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows purchases during our special!

Visit http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm to review the different purchase options. To summarize:

Band-in-a-Box® Pro with RealBand $129
Upgrade from Version 2018: $59 (reg: $69)
Upgrade from Version 2017 or earlier or crossgrade: $69 (reg: $79)
Special 2018 Program Update from 2017: $49
**Requires Version 2018. Includes version 2018 program updates only. (No other Add-ons or Bonus PAK)

Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK with RealBand $269
Upgrade from Version 2018: $89 (reg: $149)
Upgrade from Version 2017: $99 (reg: $159)

Band-in-a-Box® PlusPAK
Upgrade from Version 2018: $99 (reg: $129)
(The PlusPAK is designed to upgrade 2018 UltraPAK & UltraPAK+ users who are downloading their upgrade or do not want to purchase a new hard drive.)

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK with RealBand $469
Upgrade from Version 2018: $149 (reg: $279)
Upgrade from Version 2017 or earlier or crossgrade: $169 (reg: $299)

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK+ with RealBand $569
Upgrade from Version 2018: $179 (reg: $379)
Upgrade from Version 2017 or earlier or crossgrade: $199 (reg: $399)
**Note - the difference between the UltraPAK and the UltraPAK+ is the Songs & Lessons PAK. The UltraPAK+ includes the Songs & Lessons PAK that has a ton of additional add-ons for Band-in-a-Box® like the MIDI Essential Riffs and Phrases Series, All of our MIDI Fakebooks, 200 Folk Songs, Instrumental Studies & much more! Learn more about the Songs & Lessons PAK at: https://www.pgmusic.com/addons.songsandlessons.php?os=win

Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition $669
Upgrade from Version 2018 Audiophile: $199
Upgrade from 2018: $479
Upgrade from Version 2017 or earlier or crossgrade: $499
Upgrade from any previous Audiophile: $299

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows: https://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm

*The $49 purchase option for the Pro "2019 Program Update from Version 2018" includes the version 2019 program updates only. It does not include the Free Bonus PAK, any RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks or other Add-ons.*

January 01, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at PG Music!

We would like to thank you for all your support and wish you a very happy 2019!

From all the PG Team!

December 31, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 610

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Build 610 is available. More info

  • Fixed: Some VST plugins were silent (eg. SampleTank 3).
  • Fixed: Some ASIO drivers might not work. Note that the bug can cause the driver to remain open after using Band-in-a-Box, so this bug fix might require you to restart your computer.
  • Fixed: The drop station would not allow M4A export (highlights red) if QuickTime is not installed. This should only be necessary for Windows Vista or XP.
  • Fixed: The Find File dialog was not displaying folders, and not loading the song chosen.
  • Fixed: If there is a RealTrack on the Drums track, Band-in-a-Box might crash when rendering a region of bars.
  • Fixed: Opening a song file from Windows Explorer would not work if Band-in-a-Box was already open.
  • Fixed: Generating multi-riffs would sometimes generate an error. (tips: make sure to first select a multi-riff before generating. Also, highlight a region of the chordsheet first to generate just that section as a multi-riff)
  • Added: Shots, holds, rests, push chords now read in from BB files.

December 26, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 609 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 609 is now available!

Click here to download.

• Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might fail to connect to some VST plugins (eg. SampleTank 2), if not running as administrator.
• Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might fail to connect to some ASIO drivers if not running as administrator.
• Fixed: Multi-channel VST plugins (eg. SampleTank) would only output on channels 1&2.

December 26, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - 6 DAYS LEFT to SAVE up to 50%!

Time is running out! Save up to 50% on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows upgrades, and receive Free Bonus PAK when you place your order before 11:59pm PST Monday, December 31, 2018!

That means there's LESS THAN A WEEK to take advantage of some AMAZING sale pricing: Click here to see all the upgrade options.

December 24, 2018

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Thank you!

Wow - the feedback on the new Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows has been amazing! Here's what they're saying:

About Band-in-a-Box® 2019...
"I am absolutely LOVING this year's new features!"
"A huge, huge hit."
"Rocking in 64 bits!"
"Thanks for an awesome product!"
"Now I have a wonderful band to practice with, whenever I want!"
"I am absolutely floored by the improvements and enhancements in this version!"
"Did Christmas (or in my case, Hanukkah, lol) come early?"
"PG Music has outdone themselves."
"This will occupy hours of my time practicing."
"Oooh, you have my attention."
"This will be under my tree this Christmas!!"
"The Notation enhancements make things so easy and save time!!!!"
"With SO MANY CHOICES it's going to take months to really appreciate it all."
"This just keeps getting better with every update!"
"BIAB is THE best tool I have ever used....the possibilities are endless!"
"This is the best upgrade PG Music has come up with yet!!! SOLD!!!"
"The filtering features in the SongPicker are awesome!"
"Love the new StylePicker!"
"The new advanced Filter options are a real time-saver!"
"FIRST CLASS"
"Heaven, just what the doctor ordered."
"...it's educational utility and potential is awesome!!!"
"It makes such a difference having RealStyle backings linked to melodist creations!"
"The filtering capabilities available through these add-ons is a tremendous positive!!"
"A must for any musician who wants to improve on his own, or to share his musical ideas in a professional high quality rendition."
"You play with the best musicians and that's great!"
"A wonderful tool for musicians & singers!"
"Band-in-a-Box is so versatile!"
"Band in a Box has attained great heights."
"Excellent"

About the new VST DAW Plugin...
"This is so darn impressive. Who would not want to take advantage of this type of capability!"
"This is one of the BEST new features!"
"This is HUGE news!"
"This is truly awesome!"
"It may be the best plugin I've known till now."
"This is a game changer! Well Done Peter and Team."
"Having a VST is really nice - that alone is reason to upgrade!"
"The ease and speed of dragging and dropping a generated wav into a Reaper track is AWESOME!!!!"
"You went and added the DAW plugin. WOW!"
"This is the biggest release ever since the advent of RealTracks & RealDrums."
"I couldn't imagine anything better."
"This is going to excite many users for sure!"
"Spectacular!"

About the new RealTracks...
"The RealTracks & RealDrums updates are exactly what I wanted - thanks!"
"Pristine recordings and overall production values through the roof!"
"My favorite artists are back!"
"The new Realtracks are simply awesome and I'm still amazed with the quality of the tracks you can get from BIAB."
"I really love the direction you guys are going with the RTs and features. Do keep 'em coming, please."
"As a huge fusion fan this is a great year for me."
"Alex Al is once again in fine form, as is Eddy Dunlap (easily one of top ten favorites), and of course Terry Clarke."
"The Alex Acuna drums and percs are a joy!"
"Robert"Sput"Searight? Really?"
"Did I mention the phenomenal Mark Lettieri baritone electric guitar funk tracks?"
"The Gospel Mmms & Cinematic electric guitars are beyond brilliant!"
"The Byron House acoustic bass tracks are beyond reproach..."
"As for the new RTs this year, I am LOVING them!"
"And the drums? BEST EVER!"
"Love the new real instrument and styles!"
"WOW! These RealTracks are fantastic!"
"What a variety - thank you PG Music!"
"Low Vocal Mmmms? Yes please!"
"What an amazing selection of new RealTracks - where do I even start?!"
"These are remarkable!"
"Love Brent's music."

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays! Our Hours...

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Our holiday hours are:

December 24: Regular hours
Customer Service: 6:00AM to 9:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Technical Support: 10:00AM to 5:00PM PST (GMT -8)

December 25: Closed

December 26: Regular hours
Customer Service: 6:00AM to 9:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Technical Support: 10:00AM to 5:00PM PST (GMT -8)

December 23, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 608 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 608 is now available!

Click here to download.

• Fixed: Soloing a track will cause lots of distortion on some computers (only applies to the 64 bit version). Also, the count-in will be played in the wrong tempo, sound distorted, and cause Band-in-a-Box to be visually out of sync.
• Fixed: File > Open/Save might not do anything if version 2019 was installed over a previous version of Band-in-a-Box.
• Fixed: Recording audio more than once in a song would fail with various errors such as "File not found".
• Fixed: Audio output would be silent in the 64 bit version, if using ASIO with a sample rate other than 44.1 kHz.
• Fixed: Right-clicking on a track radio might cause an access violation.
• Added: Drum notation can be saved to MusicXML. Band-in-a-Box or RealBand MusicXML files can be loaded to drum notation.
• Fixed: If drum notation contained micro-pegs, then the drum names would not display in the key signature for NON-editable mode.
• Fixed: Song Picker Rebuild might stop on corrupted file with 0 byte size.
• Fixed: Xtra Set Numbers were wrong on systems set to date formats using hyphens instead of slashes.

December 21, 2018

Advice from Peter Gannon - the Roland TTS-1

With the release of the 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows, you now have access to all the 64 bit synths and plugins out there.

And many of them are available for free.

For example, there is a great MIDI GM synth available, the Roland TTS-1.
This is available free from Cakewalk by BandLab. You install the free version of Cakewalk, and this installs the TTS-1, which is then available to any program that supports 64bit DXi, like Band-in-a-Box 64. After you’ve installed Cakewalk, inside Band-in-a-Box 64 bit, choose the TTS-1 from the list of available synths (accessed by pressing the DXi/VST button inside the main menu- options - midi driver dialog).

There are 3 benefits to installing and using the TTS-1 and Cakewalk.

1. Great sound with Band-in-a-Box - likely better than any MIDI sound you’ve heard before with Band-in-a-Box. The TTS-1 is from Roland and has great sounds, and based on the famous Sound Canvas sounds. That means the sounds are balanced to sound great with existing MIDI styles in Band-in-a-Box, because we’ve always made our styles using the Roland Sound Canvas.

2. Better CPU Performance. The TTS-1 has lower overhead than many synths. It is especially useful if you have lots of programs and processes running, because it doesn’t use much CPU.

3. Cakewalk is a fabulous DAW, considered by many to be the best DAW available. Getting it for free is a no-brainer.

Read more here...

December 21, 2018

Introducing the New Band-in-a-Box® DAW VST Plugin Forum for Windows!

We've created a forum for discussions specifically for the brand-new Band-in-a-Box® VST DAW Plugin! If you've got questions about this new feature, or want to report any issues, feel free to post to the forum - it's packed full of people that would love to help and join in the discussion.

There's also a new Band-in-a-Box® Plugin support page - click here to view.

A note from our development team: We are currently working on additional tutorials and videos that are specific to each DAW. We plan to cover Reaper, Cakewalk, Cubase, Nuendo, FL Studio, Studio One, Pro Tools, Ableton, Reason, Audition, and more if there are other ones that people are using.

December 19, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 607 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 607 is now available!

Click here to download.

This small update patch is packed with updates and changes to your 2019 installation, including:
• Updated/Added: Dozens of new RealStyles and demos added. Various RealTracks and style fixes and improvements.
• Fixed: Track menu > Track Actions > Save track as WAV file... would choose "W" as the file extension.
• Fixed: Audio import to middle of song would fail with "File Not Found" error.
• Fixed: Importing or opening audio files (MP3, WMA, M4A) might fail in the 64 bit version.

There is also an included DAW Plugin update to 1.11.7:
• Added: Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin Folder Locations and Settings are saved between sessions. Settings are saved in C:\users\public\ticket]
• Added: FX versions of the VST2 and VST3 Plugins for programs that don't recognize VST instruments, such as Audition. Installed to bb\BBPlugins\Files\. If you need these files, copy them from here to your VST folder.
• Added: Stand-alone version of the DAW Plugin. This is installed to bb\BBPlugins\Files\. This exe is useful if a DAW doesn't support drag and drop, for troubleshooting, and for people who want a very simple Band-in-a-Box® program just with Chordsheet and file generation, with drag and drop to Explorer.
• Added: VST3 version of the Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin, installed to C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3. Recommended for most DAWs, unless they only support VST2.
• Improved: Check for bb installs is more thorough, on external drives (UltraPAK, etc.)
• Fixed: Bar Highlighting during plugin playback.
• Fixed: Better handling for manually inputting folder paths in Preferences.
• Fixed: Issue with AAX version not being recognized in Pro Tools.
• Fixed: Plugin may not be found due to a system file missing on some computers.
• Fixed: Problem with resizing on startup.
• Fixed: Some chords cannot be entered with shot, hold or rests.

December 18, 2018

Drum Notation Support in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

One of the newest features added to Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Drum Notation Support!
•All the MIDI Drums have drum notation. Play the MIDI Drums and open the Notation window. Then, select the Drums track and you will see drum notation.
•Drum notation can be entered by a user on the Melody/Soloist track.

Learn how to enter MIDI Drums notation when you jump to this topic in our New Features video:
35:18 - New Features: New Track Type - Drum Notation

December 18, 2018

Customers LOVE the NEW Xtra Styles PAK 6!

Here's what they're saying:
"I can't get enough of the Xtra Styles!"
"These RealStyles are phenomenal!!"
"These are AWESOME!"
"Gypsy Jazz? Yippee!"
"I want them ALL!"
"The Country Xtra Styles are perfect for my songs!"
"Everyone should have these!"

There are 162 more RealStyles now available with Xtra Styles PAK 6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 or newer - that means there are more than 900 RealStyles available with Xtra Styles PAKs 1-6!

We're having a SALE! During the month of December, purchase Xtra Styles PAK 6 for just $29! (reg. $49) In fact, each Volume (6 total) is available for just $29 each - we're also offering a special price for a purchase of ALL Volumes 1-6 - for just $159 you can receive ALL 900+ RealStyles!

Review all the different Xtra Styles PAKs for Windows here. Mac user? Click here.

December 17, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Order in Time for Christmas!

Looking to put Band-in-a-Box® under the tree? It's not too late!

USA/Canada: Order before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 21st for Express delivery
Outside of North America: Order before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 19th.

Order online anytime at www.pgmusic.com and be downloading most products within minutes!

Until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows, we've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2019 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2019 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

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

December 14, 2018

Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

There are Notation Enhancements in the NEW Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! These include:
•A new button in the Print Options dialog which lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the chord sheet.
•A new track type (Drums) is now available for The Melody and Soloist tracks.
•Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. (Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on The line.)
•Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location. Previously, it played the song from the beginning of the current bar.
•Holding down the [Ctrl] key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
•In The Notation Windows Options dialog, The clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
•Pressing The space bar plays the song from the current time location, not the current bar.
•The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
•The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
•There's a keystroke entry notation mode - the 'N' mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
•You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When The dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current Notation track.
•You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.

We talk about these new features within our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content! video:
25:45 - New Features: Easy Entering of Notation with the 'N' Key
36:48 - Change Beat Resolution From the Right-Click Menu
37:15 - Easier Entry of Notes on Lines
37:42 - Asterisk to Indicate Middle C on & Spin Controls
37:53 - Force Accidental from the Right-Click Menu
38:01 - Edit Any Track in the Event List
38:09 - Keystroke Note Entry Mode 'N' for Faster Note Entry
38:28 - Print Chords Only Fake Sheet
38:32 - More Control of Notation Size

Rather read about it?
-Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual
-New Feature Summary - Notation Enhancements

December 13, 2018

The New Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows SongPicker!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019, the SongPicker has been redesigned!
-The completely redesigned window shows information for up to 50,000 songs.
-The song list build is much faster. Approximately 150 songs get added per second.
-A progress bar will appear if the song list build takes longer than 3 seconds.
-You can see the chord progression for the selected song in the list. You can copy and paste it to a text file.
-Many filters are available. You can filter the list by subfolders, genre, feel, time signature, style, songs with melody, soloist, lyrics, key signature, tempo range, and the year of file dates.
-You can search songs that have similar chord progressions and/or melody fragments.
-Hotkey! ss+enter opens the SongPicker, ss2+enter opens the Recently Played Songs, etc.

Learn more about the updates with our New Features Video - we've made it easy to find the section you'll need:
2:55 - New Feature: Redesigned SongPicker
21:58 - New Features: SongPicker Enhancements
41:10 - Now Over 10,600 Titles in SongPicker

You can also read all about the new SongPicker within our Online Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual.

December 12, 2018

RealBand 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest RealBand 2019 for Windows program manuals!

RealBand 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
RealBand 2019 for Windows New Features Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download

RealBand 2019 is included in every purchase of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

December 12, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows program manuals!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade Manual: Online Manual | PDF Download

Don't forget.... We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

December 11, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Speed Thrills!

We're excited to say that all Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows UltraPAK and UltraPAK+ orders now ship on a USB 3.0 hard drive!

What does this mean? Faster hard drive transfer rates will enhance the program operations (faster time to generate tracks, reduced audio artifacts) and offer faster transfer speeds (typically up to 3x faster)!

It's a great time to order your UltraPAK or UltraPAK+ Upgrade... they're ON SALE until December 31st!

December 10, 2018

Video: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® New Features!

Our "Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content!" video is now ready! Get to know all about the newest features in Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Click here to watch...

We have listed a table of contents for this video, you'll see it within the YouTube video description, or by visiting this forum post.

December 07, 2018

RealBand 2019 - A New Look!

Have you opened up your RealBand 2019 yet? You may notice that we've given it a fresh new look! In fact, there are now 3 different looks to RealBand.

See for yourself! Within the program, visit Options | Icon Set and choose from: Classic, Modern 1, or Modern 2.

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