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."
November 28, 2020
Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows with over 50 new features, 202 RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles," RealDrums transcriptions, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10, and more!
We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2020- save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 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 2021 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks and the just-released MultiStyles PAK 1) upgrade it to the 2021 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.
If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!
Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows at: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm
November 26, 2020
Today our friends in the USA are celebrating Thanksgiving!
Our hours are not affected - we are here until 6pm PST!
We hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving!
November 19, 2020
The Audio Chord Wizard included in Band-in-a-Box is a powerful feature that automatically figures out the chords from an audio file and imports them (as well as the audio) into Band-in-a-Box®, along with the bar lines, key, tempo, and fine tuning!
Check out this video, where we explain how to use the Audio Chord Wizard: Click here to watch...
Read more about the Audio Chord Wizard within our online program manual, here. Better yet - give it a try and see/hear for yourself how intelligent this feature is!
November 16, 2020
It's National Clarinet Day! Who doesn't enjoy the rich & mellow sounds the clarinet delivers?
We have 20+ Clarinet RealTracks available for Band-in-a-Box®, covering Dixieland, Folk, Jazz, and World styles. You'll find these RealTracks in the following Sets:
RealTracks Set 56: Jazz, Old and New
RealTracks Set 144: Dixieland - Fast Soloists
RealTracks Set 178: Dixieland - Medium Soloists
RealTracks Set 248: Oberkrainer! Folk Music From the Alps
November 10, 2020
Remembrance Day is Wednesday, November 11th.
We will have limited hours that day: 8am - 4pm PST.
Our regular hours resume Thursday, November 12. Review our hours and additional contact information at www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm
November 09, 2020
When you order your copy of Band-in-a-Box® from our website you'll receive the installation files to download your order, even if you're having it shipped!
You can access these files within the My Products section of your online account.
Downloading the program is such a convenient way to get started with Band-in-a-Box®! To learn more about how to download your purchase, please review the written tutorials we've created for Windows and Mac.
November 06, 2020
Where would music be today without the sultry sounds of the Saxophone? Fortunately, because of Adolphe Sax, we don't have to find out!
Today we celebrate his birthday, and with that a nod to our extensive collection of Saxophone RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box®!
Saxophone RealTracks sound so amazing that they were one of the first RealTracks we developed and released for the program with Band-in-a-Box® 2007! Now there are more than 200 Saxophone RealTracks available for Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Funk, and Pop!
Click on their name to be taken to their bio page where you can learn more about the artists and listen to demos of all their RealTracks.
November 05, 2020
Did you know... anyone who has owned a previous version of Band-in-a-Box® is entitle to upgrade pricing - you do not need to have your old version installed!
In both cases, you would purchase from the "Upgrade from 2018 or earlier or crossgrade" row here for a new Mac version, or here if you want the newest Windows version. Just need to upgrade your 2019 version? Use the "Upgrade from 2019/2020" row.
When you purchase your upgrade from either of these rows, you will receive a complete installation - just follow the steps of the setup, and your Band-in-a-Box® will be ready to use!
PG Music Inc. shopping cart accounts were not required to purchase from our website prior to October 29, 2014. With that in mind, you may have to create an account in order to upgrade - that's OK! You'll still be entitled to upgrade pricing.
November 03, 2020
Ci sono oltre 50 nuove funzionalità in Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Ci sono miglioramenti ai RealTracks (RealTracks vocali dal suono più fluido, Ispessimento RealTracks, RealTracks "Find-a-Sub" e MultiRiffs). La maggior parte dei RealDrums ora hanno RealCharts (con un'accurata Notazione di Batteria). C'è un nuovo Browser dell'artista RealTracks per trovare informazioni /bios/collegamenti/ elenchi di RealTracks su tutti gli artisti. Un nuovo Browser delle Funzionalità consente all'utente nuovo o "smemorato" di trovare e utilizzare facilmente la maggior parte delle funzionalità/tasti di scelta rapida/documenti da un'unica finestra. Equalizza Tempo consente di cambiare una canzone registrata in rubato in un tempo fisso. Stiramento del tempo/tono dell'audio migliorato (Elastique) incluso. Ci sono miglioramenti di SongPicker, Auto-Intro di Basso/Batteria o Batteria solo, 3.400 titoli aggiunti, miglioramenti di MusicXML, chitarra "per mancini" e "Vista Studente", miglioramenti del trascinamento della selezione, visualizzazione multi-finestra dell’analizzatore degli accordi audio e altro ancora!
November 02, 2020
Want to be notified when a new version of Band-in-a-Box® is released? There are a few ways to stay informed!
PG Music Newsletter: Click here to subscribe
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We'll also announce any new version or new product release on our Forum... stay tuned!
October 30, 2020
In Band-in-a-Box®, F5 or Edit | Settings for Current Bar will open up a new window allowing you to adjust the number of beats per bar, apply tempo changes and patch changes, or apply a different Style, and even choose harmony changes to your Band-in-a-Box® song!
Watch the video that explains this feature.
October 29, 2020
In May 2009, we released Band-in-a-Box® 2009 for Mac to the world, unleashing automatic REAL accompaniment to the MacIntel community!
This highly anticipated release brought with it RealTracks, RealDrums, the Audio Chord Wizard, Audio Rendering, MultiStyles, an updated GUI, and more!
Check out our Band-in-a-Box® 2009 Introduction Video for a blast-from-the-past! Watch video...
(This is an easy-to-follow explanation of RealTracks & RealDrums that even a seasoned user will enjoy!)
We had also made a video highlighting the advanced features released with Version 2009: Watch now
October 27, 2020
The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker can show information for up to 60,000 song files and can be customized to point to any folder on your computer, allowing easy access to your own song files or Band-in-a-Box® demo files!
Once you've chosen your folder and rebuilt your list, you are able to filter the list, adjust the width of the columns, see the chord sheet within the SongPicker Window, and more! The filter feature is incredibly specific too - you can even filter by Songs with Custom Chord Progression!
We created a video explaining the SongPicker using Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - check it out!
October 26, 2020
October 16, 2020
Happy National Dictionary Day!*
Scroll down and you'll find our Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary programs. Each Chord Dictionary allows you to choose a root note to select the chord you want to learn, and it will be displayed on-screen with either the piano keyboard or the guitar fretboard!
In the Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary you can change the sounds within the Settings window, whether it be the Root note or the Chord, and it doesn't even have to be a guitar or piano! Looking through the options, there's various piano choices, guitar choices, organ, etc. - but you can also choose more unique sounds like the tuba, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and more!
October 15, 2020
October 13, 2020
Today* is National Train Your Brain Day!
You can definitely do that with Band-in-a-Box®
Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access.
In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games (Pitch Invasion is my favorite!), access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu (like Trade 4s, woodshed tempo, etc.), and more!
Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!
October 09, 2020
With the latest update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows, you can now choose the "Save Exact Chord Text" checkbox to the Save XML dialog, there are VST feature updates, Audio Chord Wizard enhancements, updated program messages, we've applied fixes to an assortment of user-reported issues, and the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 Update has been added too!
Review the complete list of updates for build 734 and download it here.
The newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac update also includes VST feature updates, as well as RealTracks & RealDrums Picker enhancements, smoother 'tabbing' between dialog windows, and additional fixes applied to an assortment of user-reported issues. If you missed adding the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 update from September, it will be added with this update too!
Review the complete list of updates for build 420 and download it here.
October 09, 2020
Monday, October 12th is Canadian Thanksgiving!
Our Holiday schedule that day is:
Customer Service: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PDT
We will be back to our regular schedule Tuesday, October 13th.
October 08, 2020
October 07, 2020
Wow, check out the latest feedback from Band-in-a-Box® users!
"I have one song I've been torturing over to get the sound right for quite some time and I merely keyed in the chords and what BB generated is awesome. Just what I hoped that song would sound like. What had taken me months to get right (and couldn't), the program could do in about an hour - AMAZING!"
"Great Ear Training Exercises! And I love that that you can set the tempo to whatever you choose. It's great for learning a tune!"
"A very good and easy to use musical program!"
"It's amazingly easy to use! Write a song? No problem! Add background sound track to a video? No problem! Put notes on a staff and have BB make up a chord progression and tell what key you are in? No problem! Start with a chord progression and have BB make a melody line? No problem!"
"Still the best practice tool I have found, great for running lines, improvising over and really helpful for working on song writing ideas as well! Good for beginners, and the more musical skill and knowledge you have the more you will get out of the software."
"I create demo songs with Band-in-a-Box, it helps me to get my ideas across to my engineer!"
"Been using Band-in-a-Box for years. Outstanding product from a great company!"
"It's like buying a Musical History Jukebox. It comes with probably 3000 styles and is like hiring session musicians to play rhythm with you, they even have soloists! It introduces you to so many types of rhythms that you other wise would know nothing about. "
"Paul McCartney said you gotta have a great band behind you. Well, Band-in-a-Box is my band."
"It's as easy as typing in the chords, choosing your style, instruments, etc., and off you go! Learning the tune? You can slow it down while you work on it then speed it up. My favorite analogy is a good chess program, which will play at your speed and level and is eternally patient!"
"I love my Band in a box, it does so much! Besides all the RealTracks and song ideas, it's a great tool to stay sharp with your licks. Social distancing got you down? Can't jam with friends? Pick out any song and go to the mixer button, there you can mute any instrument that's playing so you can jump right in and play along!"
"I love it. I'm a drummer, and Band-in-a-Box really keeps me on my toes!"
"The DAW plugin is really great. Trust me on this. I use it with Studio One.
"This is how I've been able to gig solo for the past 20 years. Band-in-a-Box is the great equalizer for us none rhythm players."
"Wouldn't want to be without it! One of the best things I bought in my life. Simple as that."
"As a songwriter I really love to work with Band-in-a-Box. The only limitation is your own creativity."
"I've used Band-in-a-Box for 25 years and thanks to this program and the advice of PG Music staff I've written over 100 songs. It's great software and amazing help to me as a musician. CONGRATS!!!"
Thank you for all the amazing feedback!
October 05, 2020
Did you know that we offer Band-in-a-Box® LabPAK and Site License purchase options for schools? This is an ideal option for any educational institution looking to add Band-in-a-Box® to their curriculum.
How would a teacher use Band-in-a-Box® in a school setting?
A few ideas:
-practice sight reading with the students by following the on-screen notation
-display the Guitar Fretboard or Big Piano Window to watch the notes being played
-Trading fours! (etc.)
-generate a song for accompaniment during practice sessions
-create a practice song and save it as an audio file to send home with the student for additional practice!
Wondering how to add a Band-in-a-Box LabPAK to your school? Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you might have! Click here to send us an email.
October 01, 2020
Today is National CD Player Day! Have you created a CD of your Band-in-a-Box® projects? We've received a few from program users over the years... thank you to everyone who has sent us one!
With Band-in-a-Box®, you can save your songs as a WAV, MP3, WMA, MP4, M4A, etc., making it easy to create a CD of your music to play in any standard CD player!
September 30, 2020
We offer free Band-in-a-Box® patch updates throughout the year to enhance existing features and resolve any user-reported bugs.
If you're wanting to see how easy it is to update your installation of Band-in-a-Box® for Mac with one of these free updates, check out our video: Click here to watch it now.
September 29, 2020
Ask a question here on our Forums, and you'll definitely get some helpful answers quickly!
Like this recent post, asking how to "end a bar with a slight tail off or fade" and then resume to the verse... within an hour there was a detailed and accurate response!
We love our helpful forum, packed with enthusiastic & experienced program users - it's such a great resource!
September 28, 2020
Looking for that perfect Style to start your Band-in-a-Box® project with? Don't overlook The Song Titles Browser in Band-in-a-Box®! We update this feature frequently, which allows you to search for a Style that matches a popular song based on title/artist when you type in your criteria within the StylePicker Window.
Didn't find the song you were searching for? Post your title request to our Wishlist forum: Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box® Titles database and alert our team to work on adding it with the next update - we think that the 3,400 new titles added with Version 2020 is proof that we're paying attention!
September 25, 2020
Check out this nice review from Rock Dojo, Top Five Reasons Why Band-in-a-Box® Rocks!.
It doesn't matter whether you're a guitar teacher or a student guitarist, Band-in-a-Box (BIAB) is must-have software to take your teaching practice or your playing to the next level!
Thanks for the great feedback Brian!
September 24, 2020
Having your Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK shipped? Choose between DVD installation or flash drive installation during the checkout process. Purchasing the UltraPAK or UltraPAK+? These ship pre-installed on a USB 3.0 hard drive!
Don't forget, just because you're order is shipping doesn't mean you can't download it while you wait - you can locate your online order records in your pgmusic.com account, within the "My Products" section.
September 23, 2020
Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac to the latest build 419 to correct any improper messages for Natural Arrangements, apply VST setting improvements, experience faster customized RealTracks and RealDrums Pickers, and fix a few other user-reported issues within the program.
You'll also receive the latest DAW Plugin version 2.12.15 update, with more than 30 additions and updates, including additional options within context menus, the ability to loop a set of bars by highlighting them, and more!
Learn more about this FREE update and download it here.
September 22, 2020
Working on your first song in Band-in-a-Box®? Or maybe you've built up a great collection of songs... Make sure to share them to the User Showcase Forum where other program users post their original songs too! Receive feedback, build your audience, and connect with other enthusiastic program users - you'll be happy you did!
While you're there, make sure to listen to some of the other great songs posted!
September 17, 2020
Happy International Country Music Day!!!
You might not think of Band-in-a-Box® as a country music making machine, but you'd be surprised... there are OVER 850 Country RealTracks available!
Feeling inspired to create your own Country song in Band-in-a-Box®? Pop into the RealTracks Picker and create your own custom country band by filtering for "Country" or choose an existing Country style within the StylePicker Window by choosing a "Country" Filter String (from the drop down menu).
September 16, 2020
Band-in-a-Box® 2020 apporte plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités ! Des améliorations ont été apportées aux RealTracks (RealTracks vocales au son plus doux, Epaississement des RealTracks, fonctions RealTracks "Trouver un Subs" et Multiriffs). La majorité des RealDrums dispose maintenant de RealCharts (avec une notation Drums précise). Le nouveau navigateur d'artistes RealTracks permet la recherche d'informations/bios/liens/listes sur artistes RealTracks. Le nouveau navigateur de fonctions permet à l'utilisateur nouveau ou "tête en l'air" de trouver et d'utiliser facilement la plupart des fonctionnalités/raccourcis/documents à partir d'une seule fenêtre. L'égalisation du tempo permet de changer un morceau rubato enregistré en un tempo fixe. L'étirement audio temps/pitch a été amélioré (Elastique inclus). Il y a des améliorations un peu partout dans le SongPicker, les Intros automatiques avec Basse/drums ou drums seuls, l'extension du nombre de titres avec + 3.400 titres nouveaux, MusicXML, la guitare avec vues "gaucher" et "élève", la fonction glisser-déposer, l'affichage multi-fenêtres de l'Assistant Accord Audio et bien plus encore !
September 15, 2020
There can be many triggers that could inspire you to write a song... but what if you're wanting to write a song, and are having trouble finding the inspiration you need?
Jump start your creativity using the Title Generator feature in Band-in-a-Box®.
I love this feature - it delivers some beautiful results!
To access this feature:
Mac: select Edit | Chords | Auto-Generate Song Title menu command (control+shift+S). The song title will appear in the Title window! Repeat the Auto-Generate Song Title command until the program comes up with a suitable title for your song. Band-in-a-Box® will keep generating new titles for as long as it takes to get the right one.
Windows: click on the "Generate Title" button within the main screen of the program and you can choose to "auto-generate" a song title which will appear right in the Title field of your song, or for a more varied selection choose to "generate multiple titles" and you'll be taken to the Title Generator window, which can generate a list of 50 song titles for you!
I've just done this, and won't bother list all 50 here - but the "top 10" I've chosen from my generated list are:
Considering a Rainbow
Brief Fling, Acknowledged
Something for a Sandpiper
Then Came a Rose
The Mention of My Love
Give it a try!
The resource for this feature can also be edited, allowing you to customize the results.
(to do this, review the file TITL1.TXT within the BB Data folder.)
September 14, 2020
Wondering how to use the Loops-with-Style PAKs in your songs?
Check out our latest video, where we explain installing Loops-with-Style PAKs, locating the content within the proram, and how to use them in either in Band-in-a-Box® or in other DAWs - Watch the video...
Learn about the Styles included, applying the Loops, how the Loops will work with your song settings, using these Loops in other DAWs, and more!
Note: this video was made using the Windows version, however the steps are the same for Mac.
September 11, 2020
Want everyone to know how much you enjoy Band-in-a-Box? Submit a Video Testimonial today, and when we share it on our website and YouTube channel, we'll send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK hard drive!
Check out some of the great Video Testimonials we've already received here.
For more information on this offer, click here.
September 10, 2020
Es gibt über 50 neue Funktionen in Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Es gibt Verbesserungen der RealTracks (weicher klingende Vokal RealTracks, RealTracks Verdickung, "Find-a-Sub" RealTracks und MultiRiffs). Die meisten RealDrums haben jetzt RealCharts (mit genauer Drum-Notation). Es gibt einen neuen RealTracks-Künstler-Browser, um Infos/Bios/Links/Listen von RealTracks zu allen Künstlern zu finden. Ein neuer Feature-Browser ermöglicht es dem neuen oder "vergesslichen" Benutzer, die meisten Features/Hotkeys/Dokumente von einem einzigen Fenster aus leicht zu finden und zu benutzen. Die Funktion Tempoausgleich ermöglicht es, einen aufgenommenen Rubato-Song in ein festes Tempo zu ändern. Verbesserte Audio-Zeit/Tonhöhen-Dehnung (Elastique) enthalten. Es gibt
September 09, 2020
Open Band-in-a-Box®, and you're instantly gaining access to at least 300 different RealTracks played by real live musicians!
There's more than 140 Artists that contribute to the 2,900+ RealTracks available! Our RealTracks and RealDrums Artists are top studio musicians, and the RealTracks they play will add an amazing human element to your projects!
Now is a great time to have these musicians handy!
Band-in-a-Box® Pro includes over 300 RealTracks in 100 bands! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK includes over 500 RealTracks in 300 bands! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK includes over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK+ includes over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition includes the uncomplessed files for over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac
September 08, 2020
Discover your new favorite song and be inspired when you shuffle through the UPDATED Band-in-a-Box® Radio, with 340+ original Band-in-a-Box® songs written and recorded by program users just like you!
We've organized these songs by playlist:
-Country / EZ Listening / Folk (2 Playlists!)
-Rock / Pop / Blues (2 Playlists!)
-Jazz / Latin
All of the songs you'll hear on Band-in-a-Box® Radio are songs that have been posted to SoundCloud and then shared to our User Showcase Forum.
September 04, 2020
Have you ever experienced a No Sound issue when you're working with MIDI in Band-in-a-Box® for Mac?
Of course, you can always reach out to us directly if you're in need of assistance with the program!
September 04, 2020
Monday, September 7th is Labor Day. Although our Customer Service Department will be open, we will have limited hours that day:
Customer Service: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Our hours will return to normal on Tuesday, September 8th.
September 03, 2020
Did you know... when you open Band-in-a-Box®, you're using a program with more than 30 years 'experience'! With each new version, typically released annually, there are at least 50 new features and enhancements - it can be hard to keep track of what was added when!
We've made it easy to learn about any of the features easily with our new Features Browser, where you simply select the [?] button at the top of the main screen, or press the / Enter while in the chord sheet to open the Feature Browser window, and type in your feature keyword! For example: type in "Shot" and the steps for specifying a chord as a shot will be displayed, with additional buttons to choose the online program manual topic or watch the support video explaining the feature! Read more about using this feature here.
Mac users click here for your manual.
Plus, if you read through the "Features" contents within the program help file you'll be able to look over each new release all the way back to version 7!
September 02, 2020
Have you recently purchased a download-delivery copy of Band-in-a-Box® for Mac?
In this video, Simon walks you through registering, downloading, and installing your Band-in-a-Box® purchase!
September 01, 2020
Did you know that there are different built-in chord fonts you can choose in Band-in-a-Box®?
From the Chord Display menu, you can choose from:
Small Font (System)
Jazz Chord Symbols
BeStPlain Chord Symbols
From Options | Preferences, within Display select "Chord Display Layer (text)" and you can choose these same built in fonts from the drop down menu, or select the [Choose Font] button to choose a font that's installed to your computer - give it a try!
To learn more about customizing your Band-in-a-Box® view, review the Display section of our online manual subject: Options Menu
Mac user? Click here for your online manual.
August 31, 2020
The RealTracks and RealDrums installation files a Mac customer receives are DMG files. If you're having difficulties getting these files to run, check out this "Quick Tip" video prepared by Simon: Video - Opening RealTracks & RealDrums DMG Files
August 27, 2020
We've updated Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows to remove uninvited high pitch noises when using mixer controls, applied faster opening of the drums window/MIDI monitor/Tuner when using the 64-bit version, fixed a few other user-reported issues, and updated the DAW Plugin with added bar markers for bar changes, resolved issues with running the plugin as a modal window in Reaper, and more!
Learn all about the latest free Band-in-a-Box® update and download it here.
August 26, 2020
Have you ever been working on a non-music project and thought to yourself, "This would be better with music."? I mean, I'm sure you have - we're all lovers of music here!
But with the legal issues that can arise when sharing a video that includes a song (for instance), it can be hard to find the "right" song!
That's where Band-in-a-Box® comes in!
You could use the SoundTrack feature in Band-in-a-Box® to 'produce' the accompaniment, choosing your genre, length of time, and fade-in/fade-out options. To use the SoundTrack feature, choose the Melody | Generate Soundtrack menu item. More information can be found here.
Know the chord progression of the song you'd like to use? Enter it into the Chord Sheet, and choose a style using the StylePicker "Song Titles Browser" feature (search the name of that song, and the program will update the Style lists to show the Styles that fit the elements of that song).
Don't know the chord progression for that song? Use the Audio Chord Wizard to analyze that song, send the chords to Band-in-a-Box, then use the "Song Titles Browser" feature in the StylePicker window!
August 25, 2020
If you're like me, you use keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys to simplify (or speed up) the common and repetative steps taking while creating projects.
Did you know Band-in-a-Box® is PACKED with shortcuts?
Keystroke commands (or "Hot Keys") can be used to access and apply song settings, quickly load songs and Styles, quickly open different dialog windows, mute or select tracks, loop, transpose, and more!
A few of my favorite shortcuts include:
CTRL T - toggle between the different main screen views
F1 - opens the Help Index
/ [Enter] - launch the new Feature Browser
S [Enter] - immediately opens up the StylePicker window.
August 24, 2020
Check out the CoolGuitarGear YouTube channel - you'll hear Band-in-a-Box® in their videos! Like this one, where they use Band-in-a-Box® accompaniment to 'beef up' the sound on their video: watch video...
Or this one, where they actually show off using Band-in-a-Box®, including how they imported the files into Cakewalk!
Have you stumbled on Band-in-a-Box in a YouTube video? Share it here!
August 21, 2020
We're thrilled to tell you a little about the latest Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist, Mel Brown!
Bass player Mel Brown has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards (and he won two of them!), with many appearances on #1 Billboard albums and singles - you may have heard of him and listened to his playing in the past. On top of performing, he's also an author, educator, and musical director! He's been using Band-in-a-Box for about 10 years, and has this to say:
"Band-in-a-Box is my 'go-to' solution for creating accompanying tracks. I've always used it for my in-person teaching activities, but now that so much of activity in this area is 'on-demand' video content online, the need for audio quality, musicality, and ease of use in my production workflow are much more important. The RealTracks have solidified Band-in-a-Box as my primary composing tool as well. As an independent musician, Band-in-a-Box makes it possible to take full advantage of opportunities with full confidence in my final product - for a price that completely makes sense. If you haven't tried it, you're truly missing out"
Learn more about Mel Brown here.
Check out all of the Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artists: www.pgmusic.com/endorsers.php
August 20, 2020
The latest version of RealBand 2020 allows you to save lyrics with your MGU file, improves XML features, corrects reported issues when looping a song with ASIO or Windows Audio, and applies additional improvements to the program!
Learn more about this free RealBand 2020 update here.
August 20, 2020
Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac today and you'll see a cleaner RealTracks Picker Window, hear the optional metronome while recording audio, and apply a few other 'fixes' for customer reported program issues.
This free patch is available here.
August 19, 2020
Still using Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac? Download the latest update today to add a metronome when recording audio, smooth out the appearance of the RealTracks Picker window, fix a few reported possible crash issues, and apply many other improvements added with this free patch update.
Click here to learn more and download this patch.
August 18, 2020
With the Band-in-a-Box® 2020 new feature Bass/Drums or Drums only Auto-Intros you can now choose between the "whole band" playing, or you can choose "drums only" or "bass and drums only" - what a great way to freshen up the intro of your song!
Give it a try today... Open the Generate Chords for Intro dialog and make your selection - when you click the [(Re)-Generate Intro Chords] button, you'll see (and hear!) the updated intro!
See this new feature in action: 37:59 - New Feature - Drum-only & Bass-only Intros
Click here to read about this feature in the Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Online Upgrade Manual for Mac.
August 14, 2020
Download the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows update to resolve possible issues when playing demos from the StylePicker or other dialogs, enhance the included VST Plugin, display chord pushes in the Audio Edit window, and more!
Learn more about this free Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows update and download it here.
August 13, 2020
We were so excited to release the very first Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box® just four years ago, and we're thrilled that they have been such a hit!
Xtra Styles PAK 1 was released in August 2016, starting with: Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Singer-Songwriter! Check out our first Xtra Styles PAK video highlighting these newer Add-ons: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=-7aJCe4-0x0
We've been releasing Xtra Styles PAKs a couple times a year ever since! We now have 9 Xtra Styles PAKs packed with 1,400+ RealStyles, so there's definitely something you'll love - check out our complete Xtra Styles PAKs selection here.
Mac user? Click here for your OS specific links
August 12, 2020
If you've ordered Band-in-a-Box® on our website, you can access your download links (even if you selected a shipping option) from your Account | My Products page.
Band-in-a-Box® users who purchased their copy elsewhere can also add their purchase to their Account | My Products page. This is a convenient way to register your purchase and access the installation files if you ever need them for future re-installation reasons. To do this, visit www.pgmusic.com/redeem and create your account, then click on My Products and enter your 24-digit Band-in-a-Box® serial number.
August 11, 2020
Want to hear what a chord sounds like? Type the chord, then press SHIFT enter. The chord will play as it is entered on to the chord sheet!
You can also familiarize yourself with how different chords sound using the Chord Builder feature of the program, which will audition different chords for you, based on your input.
Want more? Challenge yourself with some ear training with the included Pitch Invasion and Music Replay programs, accessible in the Practice Window!
Pitch Invasion helps to develop perfect pitch as you shoot down "alien" notes invading from above, and Music Replay develops your pitch, rhythm, and melody recognition by replaying what the program plays, in note, rhythm, or melodic modes.
Pitch Invasion & Music Replay can also be accessed within the bb\Songs and Lessons\Ear Training folder for the program.
August 10, 2020
Мы хорошо потрудились и добавили в "Band-in-a-Box®" 50 новых функций и изумительную коллекцию нового контента, включая 202 новых стиля RealTracks (что в два раза больше 101 стиля, которые мы часто выпускали в прошлом), новые стили RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, инструментальные этюды (Instrumental Studies), транскрипции для стилей RealDrums и др.!
August 07, 2020
What a great way to listen to all of the Band-in-a-Box® creations from program users just-like-you! It's as easy as choosing a playlist and pressing play!
Click here to access our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, and don't forget to bookmark your new favorite page!
August 05, 2020
Make sure to check out the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows review from Sound-Guy (Dennis) at www.gearslutz.com: click here.
Sound-Guy has been using Band-in-a-Box® for many, many, many, many, many years - and we still managed to surprise him with some great new features! Read his latest review to learn more about his favorite additions for 2020!
"Band-in-a-Box continues to evolve as an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical “talent”. It also provides educational and training tools for keyboardists and guitarists. It’s easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. BIAB provides education, inspiration, a “live” band to aid in practicing, and anything from backing tracks to full performances for recording."
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