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."

Band-in-a-Box

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.

December 07, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit

We heard you! With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows we've included the BRAND NEW 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, which works well with the latest plugins and 64-bit OS features! Because not everyone has a 64-bit computer, we include both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions with your purchase - you choose which one to use!

By default, when you install your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows the 32-bit version will run.

The steps to run the 64-bit version are simple! Just head to your "bb" folder and choose the "bbw64" icon - you'll notice that the Band-in-a-Box® "splash screen" will state "64-bit" as the program opens.
(and if you open the 32-bit version, the "splash screen" will state "32-bit")

Still not certain which version you're running? Within the program, go to Help | About Band-in-a-Box - it'll either state:

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2019 (604)
<--- the number in brackets is the build number - this will change as new patch updates are released
64 bit application

or:

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2019 (604)
<--- the number in brackets is the build number - this will change as new patch updates are released
32 bit application

We hope everyone who can is enjoying their Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit version for Windows!

December 06, 2018

NEW! Style-style-style Additions and Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

With 64 new features and enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019, we've made sure to add to, enhance, and update some of the Style features within the program: StylePicker, StyleMaker, and Song Titles browser within the StylePicker!

StylePicker Enhancements:
-If the style list needs rebuild, it tells you that within the StylePicker, instead of a message that requires a response.
-The rebuild is faster than before by 75%. It takes 1/4 of the time now.
-While the style list is being rebuilt, you can see the progress inside the StylePicker.
-The style list can be filtered by a specific RealTracks/RealDrums/MIDI SuperTracks or RealTracks/MIDI SuperTracks in a certain number range.
-You can filter the style list by a specific Xtra Styles PAK.
-The dialog to select an Xtra Styles PAK has a button to take you to the PG Music website that shows information about Xtra Styles PAKs.
-The StylePicker can list all styles (including N/A styles) in the default display.
-The Set number display is improved, including sort by type and Xtra styles.

StyleMaker Improvements:

-The new MIDI velocity offset allows you to make styles with altered loudness for MIDI tracks.
-Styles can be saved with information like a memo, examples, genres, and more, which will be displayed in the StylePicker.
-You can import information from another style. This is useful when you are making a similar style.
-A style can have a huge number of RealTracks (up to 70!) because the StyleMaker now supports RealTracks multi/medley feature, which allows a single track to have up to 10 simultaneous playing of RealTracks.

Song Titles Browser Enhancement

-We’ve added 300 more song titles including requests from users, so there are now over 10,600 titles.
-The chord density filter is available, and it’s also displayed in the memo.
-The chord complexity filter is available.

Review all the new features of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 here.

December 05, 2018

NEW! Traditional Celtic Tunes with Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows during our special (which ends December 31st), and you can add the 49-PAK to your order for just $49!

Among the great Add-ons included in the 49-PAK is our Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly, which includes 18 traditional Celtic tunes! You'll find beautifully performed songs like Boys of Bluehill, The Cliffs of Moher, Harvest Home, Rolling in the Rye Glass, and more!

The Celtic RealTracks backing up performances by Geoff Kelly sound amazing, and so do the duets with previous Artist Performance musician Daniel Lapp (on fiddle)! Listen to all the demos for these Artists Performances near the bottom of our Bonus PAKs page, here.

Here's a taste: Demo: Rolling in the Rye Grass

December 05, 2018

The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Bonus PAKs!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows during our special (which ends December 31st), and you'll receive a FREE Bonus PAK overflowing with great Add-ons, including MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses with 6 MIDI SuperTracks, 21 RealDrums Transcriptions, 120 guitar licks and riffs in Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks, and 15 new MIDI Styles!

Or, upgrade it to the 49-PAK for just $49 and you'll add 40 UNRELEASED RealTracks, 10 "Low Man" & Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, 6 more MIDI SuperTracks with Set 29: More Organ, Piano & Accordion, 120 more guitar licks and riffs with Instrumental Studies 8: Brent Mason 12-key Train-Beat Licks, 15 more MIDI Styles, and Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly!

Watch the video highlighting our 49-PAK here, or listen to demos and learn more here.

Free Bonus PAK Contents:
-Look Ma! More MIDI 1
-21 RealDrums Transcriptions
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses
-Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks

2019 49-PAK Contents:
-40 Bonus RealTracks!
-10 "Low Man" and Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks
-Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly
-Instrumental Studies 8: Brent Mason 12-key Train-Beat Licks
-Look Ma! More MIDI 2
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 29: More Organ, Piano & Accordion

December 04, 2018

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Everything You Need to Know in Under 6 Minutes!

Get to know the new Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows with our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Everything You Need to Know in Under 6 Minutes! video: Click here to watch...

December 04, 2018

RealBand 2019 is Here!

We've added over 30 new features to RealBand 2019, including Notation Window enhancements, Tracks Window enhancements, StylePicker enhancements - and more! Learn all about this new version here.

Snag your copy of RealBand 2019 with your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows purchase - upgrades on SALE until December 31st - save up to 40%! View all Band-in-a-Box® for Windows purchase options here.

December 03, 2018

NEW! Xtra Styles PAK 6 with 162 RealStyles!

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! 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!

Click here to watch our Xtra Styles PAK 6 Demo video.

Review all the different Xtra Styles PAKs for Mac here. | Review all the different Xtra Styles PAKs for Windows here.

December 03, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Upgrade Today to Save Over 40%!

Just 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 December 31, 2018 - save over 40% 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, but here's a summary for you:

Band-in-a-Box® Pro $129
Upgrade from Version 2018: $59 (reg: $69)
Upgrade from Version 2017 or earlier or crossgrade: $69 (reg: $79)
Special 2019 Program Only Update from 2018: $49
*Requires Version 2018. Includes version 2019 program updates only. (No other Add-ons or Bonus PAKs.)

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

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK+ $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 that the MIDI Songs & Lessons PAK is included in the UltraPAK+ package.

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

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

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

December 03, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Attention all Band-in-a-Box® for Windows users... our 2019 version is now available!

There are 64 new features, including our brand-new 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, which works well with the latest plugins and 64-bit OS features! There's also a new 64-bit VST Plugin of Band-in-a-Box®, which you can use inside your favorite DAW (Cakewalk, Reaper, ProTools, etc.) to generate styles, RealTracks, RealDrums, Multi-Riffs, etc. With version 2019 we include a 64-bit GM MIDI synth VSTSynthFont64 with default GM soundfonts, allowing you to specify any GM soundfont even larger ones (up to 2 GB)... AND SO MUCH MORE!

Watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Everything you need to know in under 6 minutes! video to see the new version in action! Click here to view.

PLUS... During our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows release, we're offering some AMAZING upgrade pricing - save over 40% on most upgrades! Plus, we have a Bonus PAK full of great new Add-ons FREE! You can upgrade it to the 2019 49-PAK to receive even more NEW Add-ons including up 40 additional RealTracks... that's 242 NEW RealTracks!

Band-in-a-Box® packages: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

Bonus PAKs: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2019.htm

November 30, 2018

Video - How To: Uninstall, Migrate, and Reinstall Band-in-a-Box® on a New Computer

If you've acquired a new (or new-to-you) computer, and want to transfer your Band-in-a-Box® license over, check out this video, which shows you how to Uninstall, Migrate, and Reinstall Band-in-a-Box®: Click here to view...

Have a request for a video you'd like to see to help you out with the program? Post a request to our "I Want a Video that Shows Me How to...." forum, and we'll make it happen!

November 29, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® Bar Settings Explained

When you're in the Chord Sheet of Band-in-a-Box®, hitting F5 on your computer keyboard within any bar of your song will bring up Bar Settings (specifically, the "Settings for Current Bar" window).

This window allows you to adjust the number of beats per bar, tempo changes, patch, style, and harmony changes for your song!

Learn more in Chapter 6: Making Songs | Settings for Current Bar of our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Online User Guide.

November 28, 2018

Adding Loops to your Band-in-a-Box® Song

Did you know you can add your own, or 3rd party, loops to any track in Band-in-a-Box®?

In fact – any purchase of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 includes over 1,000 Loops! Find them at /Applications/Band-in-a-Box/RealTracks/Loops – and give it a try! You'll find Loops for Drums, Bass, Dubstep, Hi-Hop, Nature Sounds, AND MORE… there's even a folder with Metronome Loops!

To add Loops to your song, select your track and click on the [Loops] button, or right-click (control+click) and choose Select a Loop for this track, and choose your loop from the list that appears. Additional information for this feature can be reviewed within Chapter 6: Making Songs - Adding Loops of the Online manual, located on our Support page.

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today our friends in the USA are celebrating Thanksgiving!

We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving last month, so this doesn't affect our hours - we are here until 7pm PST!
Technical Support is available until 5pm

We hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2018

The Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox

Today is National Jukebox Day! To celebrate, you could purchase a Jukebox... OR just access the JukeBox feature in Band-in-a-Box®!

What does the Band-in-a-Box® JukeBox do?

Using the directory you choose, the JukeBox will provide you with background music by continuously play the entire list of Band-in-a-Box® songs within that folder! There are many options for you to customize your JukeBox experience, including: Only Play song with melodies, Change Melody Instrument, Random order Playback, Audible Count-in, and more!

To learn more about the JukeBox feature in Band-in-a-Box®, check out Chapter 5 of our online manual, here.

November 20, 2018

Article: The History of Play-A-Long (and More)

We came across this JazzTimes article, published today, called The History of Play-A-Long (and More), which highlights how technology has "blown the options for interaction music education wide open" in the last 50 years - and they mention Band-in-a-Box®!

Check it out! Click here to read...

November 19, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® - Freezing Tracks

Like what you hear in Band-in-a-Box®? Make sure to Freeze the track(s) or song! Once frozen, it won't be regeneraged or change when you play it again - and your choice isn't final, since you can unfreeze them just as easily:
-press the blue snowflake button within the track name of the mixer window
-press the blue snowflake button within the expanded toolbar of the program (Ctrl + T will swap between the two toolbar views), and select the track(s)

Note: If you want to force Band-in-a-Box® to generate tracks without adjusting the Freeze settings, hold down the Shift key as you press the [Generate and Play] button (the fly-by hint will remind you of that) or choose the menu command Play | Play Special | Generate (even if tracks are frozen).

To learn more about freezing your Band-in-a-Box® tracks or songs, visit Chapter 5: Playing Songs | Freezing tracks of our Online Manual.

November 16, 2018

With Band-in-a-Box®, Making Music Has Never Been Easier!


We came across this recent post, Music Making Software: Record, Edit, Create and Share Your Own Songs, which includes Band-in-a-Box® in their list of software you'll need to record and edit your own songs!

One of our favourite products, and one that doesn’t seem to come up much in discussions about music making software, is Band-In-A-Box from PG Music. This is probably the longest established and certainly one of the most popular music making software packages of all time. Already packed with features, the latest version has added functions that in our opinion make this an essential buy for musicians in any genre, for keyboard players, guitarists, singers, in fact any musician looking for an outstanding tool to make the most of their creative ideas.
-www.musicrepo.com

November 15, 2018

The Download Manager - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

The "Download Manager" within Band-in-a-Box® for Windows is a great tool to confirm or help with the installation of your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows program!

What does the Download Manager do?
Automatically installs Band-in-a-Box® content (RealTracks, RealDrums, etc.) in the background, so you don't have to sit there the whole time! It can also confirm that you've completely installed your purchase.

How do you use it?
Within the program, go to Help | Utilities | Run Download/Install Manager now. Using your activation code, the program will analyze the installation folders, and list anything that still needs to be downloaded and installed.

Learn more about the Download Manager with this tutorial, or check out the topic within the Online Manual.

November 13, 2018

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Online Manual - Chord List & Shortcuts

Visit the Chord List of our Online Manual, and you'll see all the chords that can be used within the program! The list includes a few Tricky Chords and Shortcut Chords that you may find useful too!

Tricky Chords:
C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

Shortcut Chords
If you enter a lot of songs, you will appreciate these shortcut keys.
J = Maj7
H = m7b5 (H stands for Half diminished)
D = dim
S = 7sus

There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

November 09, 2018

Video Request Answered - Creating Intros, Bridges, and Endings in Band-in-a-Box®

Check out the newest support video created by Kent that explains how to create intros, bridges, and endings in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to view...

November 09, 2018

Holiday Hours - Monday, November 12th

Remembrance Day is Sunday, November 11th. In recognition of this day, our hours will be:

Sunday, November 11: Technical Support closed. Sales & Customer Service will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.
Monday, November 12: Technical Support closed. Sales & Customer Service will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.

Our regular hours resume Tuesday, November 13. Review our hours and additional contact information at https://www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

November 07, 2018

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker Feature

If you have a folder of songs that you'd always like easy access to within Band-in-a-Box, make sure you familiarize yourself with The SongPicker feature, which access the folder that you choose and lock it to!

Access the SongPicker by clicking on the [Song] button next to the title of the song within the main screen of Band-in-a-Box. The first time the SongPicker is opened, you can choose the folder to use to create the list by selecting [Change] and navigating to your preferred directory. Once chosen, select [OK - Make Song List], and Band-in-a-Box does the rest... the next time you click on [Song], you'll be taken directly to your preferred folder!

Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

November 06, 2018

Just Launched - The FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum!

If you have a question (or questions!) about Band-in-a-Box®, PowerTracks, RealBand®, or any other PG Music Inc. product - whether it be technical support or pre-sales, there's now an easy one-stop spot to find the answer - our FAQ and Knowledge Base Forum!

Don't want to read through the 600+ posts? Use the Search FAQ option, and you can choose your key search terms to locate the topic and answer you're looking for!

Common pre-sales questions about our products, ordering, and delivery:
Pre-Sales

Technical support & troubleshooting by product:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac
RealBand® for Windows
PowerTracks Pro® Audio for Windows
Other Products

There's even a Request New FAQs forum, if you didn't see your question answered anywhere!

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