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October 31, 2014 Video - Downloading songs from a Mac to your iPhone

Watch this video to learn more about downloading songs to an iPhone from your desktop Mac over a WiFi connection.
Video: Downloading songs from a Mac to your iPhone

Posted at 08:40 AM

October 31, 2014 User Showcase Song - The Caddy Song

So, I really haven't been writing much recently... busy with other projects and I just needed to write something different.

So I messed around with some things and this kinda came together. The song is about a car..... or, on second thought..... is it about a car? You decide.

Posted at 08:35 AM

October 31, 2014 Dare to Compare - MIDI Synths and RealTracks

Interested in comparing various MIDI software and hardware synths with each other, and with RealTracks? Check out our Dare to Compare page! Here you can listen to the differences between the Coyote WT, Roland VSC, Cakewalk TTS, Coyote Forte, Roland SD-20, Roland SC-155 and the Ketron SD2 Orchestral Wizard!

Posted at 08:34 AM

October 30, 2014 User Showcase Song - Hangman's Tree

I used to play folk clubs in London in the 1970's and this was one of the songs I always sang. I wrote it when I was at school before going to University.

RealTracks in song:
~598:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
1758:Banjo, Rhythm, Pop16ths Ev 085

Posted at 09:26 AM

October 30, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Kenny Barron Istanbul Performance!

Kenny Barron teams up with Dave Holland for his latest performance in Istanbul! The performance is being held on Friday, October 31st - Click here to learn more about this event.

For a complete list of Kenny's upcoming performances, visit

Posted at 08:36 AM

October 30, 2014">YouTube Playlist - Tips & Tricks

There's so much Band-in-a-Box can do! Our YouTube Channel: Tips & Tricks playlist takes an in-depth look at many of the features of Band-in-a-Box, offering tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the program!

Posted at 08:32 AM

October 29, 2014 Video - Woodshedding with Band-in-a-Box

When practicing (or "woodshedding") a tune, it is useful for the tempo to speed up every time the section loops or the song restarts from the beginning. This video will show you how to practice songs or parts of a song at automatically increasing tempos within Band-in-a-Box. Watch the YouTube Video to learn more!

Posted at 05:45 PM

October 29, 2014 What do the abbreviations in the Stylepicker mean?

Is there a source document on the site that can tell me what all the abbreviations in the Stylepicker mean... like is the Style a MIDI style?, Realtrack Style?, super MIDI Style? etc. And also where these style are stored on my computer...

Posted at 10:35 AM

October 28, 2014 Andy Reiss Jeff Taylor Kenny Sears Paul Franklin&page=1">RealTracks Artists “Jump In” to Fight Cancer

The Time Jumpers will be performing for the inaugural Dawn Sears and Friends Benefit for Lung Cancer Research on November 30th in Gallatin, TN. For more event information, visit:
The Time Jumpers band includes RealTracks Artists Andy Reiss, Jeff Taylor, Kenny Sears & Paul Franklin!

Posted at 08:50 AM

October 28, 2014 Video - UserTracks Tutorial

A few years ago, PG Music introduced RealTracks - audio tracks that replace the MIDI track for that instrument, and can be controlled just like the MIDI instrument (volume changes, muting etc.). Now with Band-in-a-Box 2014 you have the ability to create your own RealTracks!

To make your own RealTracks, simply record tracks in any DAW, name your UserTracks, and add them to the UserTracks folder in Band-in-a-Box. They are now ready to use, the same as you use other RealTracks! Watch the YouTube Video: UserTracks Tutorial to learn more!

Posted at 08:47 AM

October 28, 2014 User Showcase Song - Dream That's Gone

I wrote this song when I was 19. It was one of the first songs I wrote when I started playing guitar. Not exactly top notch songwriting in those days, but with Band in a Box in the game and Anne-Marie on backing vocals I can now finally get away with it :-) (almost).

Posted at 08:46 AM

October 27, 2014 Kenny Barron Ron Carter&page=1">RealTracks Artists Ron Carter and Kenny Barron Team Up!

Check out this great article about the busy year Ron Carter and Kenny Barron have had: The Thrasher Dream Trio--Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter, and Kenny Barron--Completes Massive Year with Its Second Chart-Topping Recording.

Posted at 08:50 AM

October 27, 2014 Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac German Patch

Das deutsche Update-Handbuch ist nun in das Gesamthandbuch eingearbeitet worden und wurde auch an vielen anderen Stellen überarbeitet.


Posted at 08:49 AM

October 27, 2014 User Showcase Song - Holly's Got A Heart

.... and she's not afraid to use it.

...and the Band...
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare,
RealTracks in style: ~~520:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 845:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in song: 581:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Blues Roadhouse Ev 120 ('A' only)
RealTracks in song: 848:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 620:Pedal Steel, Background Cowboy Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 412:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Cowboy Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 1518:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 090

Posted at 08:47 AM

October 24, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Miles Black Performs Sunday!

Join Miles Black & Bob Murphy as they perform at Vancouver's Tom Lee Music on Sunday!
Click here for more information.

Posted at 08:48 AM

October 24, 2014 User Showcase Song - Ella (Instrumental)

A little number with the help of BIAB 2014 and SampleTank 3
RealTracks in song: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 789:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CrossoverClean Sw16 090 (B:finger)
RealTracks in song: 785:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming CrossoverSnappy Sw16 090
RealTracks in song: ~409:Fiddle, Background George Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1875:Mandolin, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 626:Harmonica, Background Travis Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 809:Guitar, Electric, Soloist DrivingCountryBallad Ev 065
RealDrums in style: NashvillePop16^3-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 08:47 AM

October 24, 2014 Band-in-a-Box... Share Your Song with Soundcloud!

Did you know that there are are a number of ways to share your Band-in-a-Box song? Not only can you print out your song in notation, you have the option of saving in a variety of MIDI and audio formats for playback from your computer or an audio CD. You can even upload your arrangement to Dropbox and Soundcloud!

Watch how easy it is to upload your Band-in-a-Box song to Soundcloud here.

Make sure to post a link to your song on our User Showcase Forum!

Posted at 08:46 AM

October 23, 2014 Purchase Add-ons for Band-in-a-Box!

To get the most out of Band-in-a-Box, we offer a huge selection of add-ons, including RealTracks and RealDrums!

With additional sets of MIDI SuperTracks, Styles, Soloists, Melodists, Essential Phrases & Riffs, Fakebooks, Video Tutorials and more, the possibilities are endless...
Add-ons for Windows
Add-ons for Mac

Posted at 08:06 AM

October 23, 2014 User Showcase Song - Come Out and See

This song is about the 70s and what is left of the thing called 'free love'. A big thing those days. But what did it bring exactly, how did it end for some people...

Being a Cat Stevens fan all my life, I wanted to create a song in his typical musical style. This is sort of a tribute to him.
The initial meaning was to use all kinds of phrases of his most famous songs. I finally decided not to do this, but create a lyric from scratch on my own.
Anne-Marie did the background vocals and created the 'retro' video.

Posted at 08:04 AM

October 23, 2014 Hardware Purchase Options Available!

Check out our Hardware Section for great deals on products like the Roland SD-50, Roland MIDI Interface, Voice Live products and the TC Helicon Switch 3 Footswitch!

Posted at 08:03 AM

October 22, 2014 User Showcase Song - The Gates of Babylon (Vocaloid)

Yes, it's another Vocaloid performance. The original POV was a male singer, but I liked the "Avanna" Vocaloid when I tracked it, so I went ahead and altered the lyrics to fit a bit better.
364 - Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev065
366 - Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
891 - Piano, Acoustic, Solo Accompaniment PopLiverpool Ev065
897 - Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm FolkRock Ev16 065
908 - Bass, Electric, SmoothBallad Ev16 065
910 - Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
1074 - Piano, Electric, Soloist SmoothJazzBallad delay Ev16 065
1543 - SynthPad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
1676 - Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 065

Posted at 08:31 AM

October 22, 2014 Chinese Simplified Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows Now Available!

The latest Band-in-a-Box 2014 Chinese Language patch for Windows includes a PDF of the complete manual! Learn more...

Posted at 08:28 AM

October 22, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Trevor Hutchinson - Lúnasa Tour Dates

Trevor Hutchinson is the bass player for the band Lúnasa, which has some October performances in Switzerland and December dates all over the USA!

For a complete list of their upcoming events head to

Posted at 08:21 AM

October 21, 2014 User Showcase Song - Unchanged Love

hi guys jamming with my friends at biab café hope you enjoy all real tracks except guitar solo 100RS))

RealTracks in style: ~903:Bass, Electric, SmoothCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in style: 1997:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in style: ~1073:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: ~907:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothCool Dry Sw16 100
RealTracks in song: 1326:Medley [8 bars] Sax, Trumpet, Piano,
RealDrums in style: SmoothJazzCoolSw16^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 09:41 AM

October 21, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Artist Rob McNelley - 2014 Album Credits

This year you'll find Rob McNelley's guitar playing on albums by Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Bob Seger & More! Click here to see a full list of Rob's album credits.

If you're using some RealTracks by Rob McNelley in your Band-in-a-Box and RealBand creations, make sure to share your songs on our User Showcase Forum.

Posted at 09:13 AM

October 21, 2014 They are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing in perfect sync with the other tracks. Choose from pre-made Band-in-a-Box Styles, or combine RealTracks instruments to make your own band. You'll want to use RealTracks in all of your projects... and you can! Adding REAL instruments played by TOP MUSICIANS to your compositions brings an exciting human element ... and that's just the beginning! Browse RealTracks for Windows Browse RealTracks for Mac&page=1">Video - Selecting the Best RealTracks for your Band-in-a-Box Song

Interested in making sure that you're using the very best RealTrack for your song? We have a video that shows how to quickly choose the best suited RealTracks in Band-in-a-Box for your song, available here:

Posted at 09:10 AM

October 20, 2014 We Put it All Together With The OmniPAK!

Our OmniPAK will transform your PC into a music production powerhouse in a matter of minutes!
This exciting package includes over 40 popular music software titles - Band-in-a-Box, RealBand, PowerTracks Pro Audio, the entire Pianist Series, the entire Multimedia Performance Series, and much, much more - complete with every software Add-on, bonus, and accessory - all of this is pre-installed on portable USB hard drive.

Watch the video PG Music: The OmniPAK to see more about the OmniPAK.

Posted at 08:04 AM

October 20, 2014 Video - How to Activate Band-in-a-Box 2014

You've bought Band-in-a-Box 2014 and you're ready to start using the program! After you install the program you will be prompted to activate Band-in-a-Box within 30 days. This can be done over the Internet or by phone. Watch how to activate your Band-in-a-Box 2014 here.

Posted at 07:59 AM

October 20, 2014 Band-in-a-Box for Mac - Yosemite Mac OS X (10.10.0)

Has anyone upgraded to Yosemite yet? Any issues with BIAB 2014?

Any info before I take the plunge would be greatly appreciated.

Posted at 07:53 AM

October 17, 2014 User Showcase Song - The Real Love

I made this song some times ago.

tempo 105 b/m F#-
OTISS.sty Blues greasy

I played with my Gretsch Electromatic

Posted at 08:25 AM

October 17, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Jack Pearson Performs Sunday!

This Sunday Jack Pearson will be performing in LaFayette, TN!

Click here for event information.

Posted at 08:21 AM

October 17, 2014 to request a quote.&page=1">Purchase LabPAKs & Site Licenses for Band-in-a-Box!

Interested in purchasing Band-in-a-Box to use in your school? We offer special pricing when purchasing five or more installations! Click here to see the options available.

Posted at 08:18 AM

October 16, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Chris Nole October Performances!

Chris Nole has a couple performances coming up in Long Valley and Nashville!

Click here for a complete list of his upcoming performances.

Posted at 08:24 AM

October 16, 2014 User Showcase Song - Labor of Love

Hi, fellow "forumers", it's been awhile since my last post although I've been listening and enjoying some of the new posts. Working on a few projects and not finishing any, but after a rather frustrating week or so trying to use RB (which I'm not proficient at all), in order to put together this song I finally finished this one which was a Labor of Love
Built on RB mostly midi using different VST's
Sax is RT Alto solo funk grooving EV 16
Piano solo is Pop RootsyJohn EV 16

Posted at 08:23 AM

October 16, 2014 17 MIDI SuperTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box

Looking for a Band-in-a-Box Add-on with the editing and control capabilities of regular MIDI tracks, but with the added bonus of incredibly good MIDI sounds? MIDI SuperTracks is the answer!

Learn more about MIDI SuperTracks and listen to audio demos:
MIDI SuperTracks for Mac
MIDI SuperTracks for Windows

Posted at 08:22 AM

October 15, 2014 User Showcase Song - Prelude in Em, jazzy arrangement

Here I am back again with one so fresh out of the cooker I haven't even listened to it on SC myself!
Spent the last two days on this short piece, hard to believe. Anyway, even if you hate jazz and love classic, I'm confident you'll like this acoustic jazzy take on Master Chopin.
RealTracks in style: ~1204:Bass, Acoustic, GypsyJazzBallad Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 1207:Fiddle, Soloist GypsyJazzBallad Sw 110
RealTracks in song: ~951:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBoogieMuted Sw 110
RealTracks in style: ~1210:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GypsyJazzBalladJohn Sw 110
RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: GypsyJazzSw: a: GypsyJazzSwb: GypsyJazzSw

Posted at 08:10 AM

October 15, 2014 Mike LeDonne Gary Smulyan&page=1">RealTracks Artist Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet Performance!

The Smoke Jazz & Supper Club features Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet on October 21st!

Click here for event information.

This Quartet includes:
Mike LeDonne, Gary Smulyan, Peter Bernstein & Joe Farnsworth.

Posted at 08:04 AM

October 15, 2014 We Have Over 100 RealTracks Artists!

The popular RealTracks feature within Band-in-a-Box brings an exciting human element to your arrangement by adding REAL instruments played by TOP MUSICIANS! Click here for a full list of the RealTracks Artists available.

Posted at 08:02 AM

October 14, 2014 YouTube Channel and directly on our site, here:">Video - Band-in-a-Box: recording audio with Windows 8/7/Vista

If you're wanting to record your audio in Band-in-a-Box, watch this quick YouTube video which will help you get started:

Posted at 09:03 AM

October 14, 2014 User Showcase Song - Anyway it comes down

This week's song is about
the man, kicked out of a bar, frustrated about his wife and kid having left him
the woman, who can't get the whole thing out of her mind and wonders.....

User track:
Guitar, Classical, Fingerpicking Waltz, 12-8 unchained melody, Hezy Levy Ev 8 070
Real tracks:
2337:Violin, Background, PopHigh Ev 085 (1TrackStringSection)
2338:Violin, Background, PopLow Ev 085 (1TrackStringSection)
Soloist: 1286, Guitar Electric, Soloist Country Waltz, Brent SW 085

Posted at 09:02 AM

October 14, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson - Performs Friday!

The John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz Quintet performs Friday with Connie Evingson at The Dakota in Minneapolis, MN!

Click here for event information.

Posted at 08:57 AM

October 10, 2014 Video - Making Notation for Guitar in Band-in-a-Box

If you play the guitar you might prefer to write a melody using the fretboard without having to think about notation. We have a video that goes over how to do that with Band-in-a-Box, and also how to write notation and have Band-in-a-Box make it work with the fretboard. Watch the YouTube Video.

Posted at 08:28 AM

October 10, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Audley Freed - On Tour with Sheryl Crow!

Audley Freed is the rhythm guitarist for Sheryl Crow! Their tour takes them to Ireland, Scotland & England this month - for more information head to

Posted at 08:22 AM

October 10, 2014 User Showcase Song - Just One More Day

I haven't been around for a while, but songwriting and recording are making one of their periodic comebacks (finally!). Today I was fooling around with an old country-rock song of mine (circa 1972-73), and I decided to make it a reggae song (well, a reggae RealTracks BIAB style anyway). Maybe I should have waited until Thursday to post, but this song is old AND new. A bit of mash-up with the resonator guitar.
RealTracks in style: 1157:Bass, Electric, ReggaeSlow Sw 075
RealTracks in style: 1160:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075
RealTracks in style: 1158:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075
RealTracks in style: 1159:Organ, B3, Rhythm ReggaeSlow Sw 075
RealTracks in song: 2038:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryRob Ev 085
RealDrums in style: ReggaeClassic^3-a:Sidestick, Kick, HiHat , b:Sidestick Busy, HiHat

Posted at 08:20 AM

October 09, 2014 Video - Hi-Q Patches

With Band-in-a-Box 2013, we included a new MIDI DXi/VST synth (SampleTank) and added some great High Quality ("Hi-Q") MIDI Sounds (even more were added with Version 2014!). These Hi-Q sounds make the MIDI tracks (regular and MIDI SuperTracks), sound much better!

Watch the video Band-in-a-Box: Hi-Q Patches:

Posted at 08:36 AM

October 09, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page&page=1">RealTracks Artist James Danderfer - Composer!

RealTracks Artist James Danderfer isn't just a Jazz Musician - he's also a composer!

His most recent project, BEDBUGS: A Musical Love Story, is in film festivals now! You can read more about this project on the Facebook page.

Posted at 08:18 AM

October 09, 2014 User Showcase Song - Sunshine Lady

I've been reading up a little about the mixing process so any help in that area would be appreciated. I'm currently using mixcraft 6 to mix. I'm playing a little sax and some acoustic guitar (apologies in advance).

Realtracks: Bass - Electric PopHalfnotes ~518
Drums - NashvilleEven8
Acoustic Guitar ~693
Rhythm Electric Guitar ~696
B3 Organ ~686

Posted at 08:16 AM

October 08, 2014 Band-in-a-Box 2014 Italian Review

Band-in-a-Box 2014 has been reviewed in Italian by PC Professionale!

Read the English Translation for this review here.

Click here to view the PDF for this review.

Click here to view this review on

Posted at 08:45 AM

October 08, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Ron Carter - Upcoming Performance!

The Ron Carter Nonet performs October 30, 31 & November 1 at The Birdland in New York, NY!

Click here for the schedule and ticket information.

Posted at 08:41 AM

October 08, 2014 User Showcase Song - I Can't Lie

These lyrics were inspired by a quote from the Portuguese motivational speaker Jose Micard Teixeria. Just something I ran across. It struck a chord with me so to speak. ROCK ON!
RealTracks in style: ~388:Bass, Electric, Metal Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 698:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120 (A:muted)
RealTracks in style: 694:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockArp Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 697:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1563:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BritBluesInvasionJohn Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 696:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockArp Ev 120 (B:heavy)
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: RockHardModernEv8^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat

Posted at 08:40 AM

October 07, 2014">Video - Using a Fretlight Guitar with Band-in-a-Box

You can use a Fretlight guitar with Band-in-a-Box 2014! It's really easy - just connect the guitar to your computer via USB before you open Band-in-a-Box.

Watch the Video for more information.

Posted at 08:21 AM

October 07, 2014 User Showcase Song - Party in the Woods Tonight

This is a song I wrote almost 3 years ago, called Party In The Woods Tonight. I wrote it for my grandkids (and kids of all ages) to rock out to. After redoing the mix, and adding some final flourishes to it, I thought I would share it. All the instrumentation is RealTracks/RealDrums, along with some percussion I added. I hope you enjoy it!

Posted at 08:19 AM

October 07, 2014 PG Music Inc. - We're here 7 days a week!

If you're interested in purchasing from us, would like to order over the phone, or maybe you have a technical support question - we're here to help!

Our sales line is available Mon-Fri from 6am-7pm and Sat-Sun from 8am-4pm.
Technical support is available Mon-Fri from 10am - 5pm.

Click here for complete contact information

Posted at 08:18 AM

October 06, 2014 User Showcase Song - I'll Be Waiting

Band-in-a-Box hits the Dance Floor!

I just finished a new song featuring bass and guitar Real Tracks in this disco influenced dance track called I'll Be Waiting.

Goes to show how versatile real tracks are. I think the bass does a lot to drive this song.

Posted at 08:53 AM

October 06, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Quinn Bachand - October Performances!

Quinn Bachand will be joined by Qristina Bachand for performances October 14-17, 2014 at the Celtic Colours International Festival in Sydney, Nova Scotia!

Click here for event information.

Posted at 08:45 AM

October 06, 2014 Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows - Chinese Traditional Patch Available!

我們一直忙著並已添加了一些強大的新功能和新的真軌、MIDI 超級軌、聲音和樂手的表演到Band-in-a-Box!與2013版本 (2012年12月) 相比,這添加了50個新功能、101個新真軌、54個新MIDI 超級軌、20 位樂手的表演和8個新Hi-Q MIDI聲音。

大家可以到以下鏈結下載Band-in-a-Box 2014繁體中文版更新檔, 它現已包含完整繁體中文版使用手冊

Posted at 08:42 AM

October 03, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Jeff Lorber Upcoming Performance

RealTracks Artist Jeff Lorber has two performances this weekend. Oct. 4th at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater in College Park, GA and Oct. 5th Bethesda Blues and Jazz in Bethesda, MD

Click here for more information.

Posted at 04:03 PM

October 03, 2014 Video - Drag-and-Drop with Band-in-a-Box

Learn how you can export individual tracks from Band-in-a-Box to your DAW with the Drag-and-Drop feature. It's even easier with version 2014. Watch now.

Posted at 12:39 PM

October 02, 2014 Band-in-a-Box Facebook Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Don McCormack for winning our "Like Us to Win a Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK" Facebook contest!

We hope Don enjoys his Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK Hard Drive!

Posted at 10:01 AM

October 02, 2014 Throwback Thursday! Band-in-a-Box 2004!

Another glimpse into the past... it's hard to believe 10 years has come and gone since Band-in-a-Box 2004 for Windows was released! Here's just a few of the New Features from Version 2004:

All New 32-bit Program Engine. Program operations are much faster, including up to 3 times faster notation redraws, song and soloing generation. Playback timing is improved and rock-solid with all versions of Windows, including the newest XP and Media Center operating systems.

DirectX Instrument Synthesizer (DXi plug-in) Support. Software synthesizers allow Band-in-a-Box to play high-quality sounds directly through your computer sound card, without requiring any external MIDI hardware. Connecting Band-in-a-Box to the software synth as a plug-in provides several advantages over the previous method of connecting as a MIDI driver. The plug-in allows Band-in-a-Box to merge/synch in any existing audio file (vocals, etc.) with the synth output. You can also directly render your performance to a .WAV file using the DXi plug-in.

Amazing Audio Vocal Harmony routines! You can apply a harmony to the audio part, allowing you to automatically create up to 4-part vocal harmonies from your singing. Band-in-a-Box generates the harmonies using the world-leading TC-Helicon Vocal Technologies engine.

Repeats, first and second endings, DS/DC al Coda symbols and more!

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Posted at 09:32 AM

October 02, 2014 User Showcase Song - Sentimental State Of Mind

I´ve been away from the forum for a while as I´ve been very busy with our barbershop convention coming up !:))
I started to write this tune when Bud came up with the line "Sentimental State Of Mind" but I only got to sing it recently.:))

Posted at 09:28 AM

October 01, 2014 Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows Update Patch Build 386

Download this Update Patch here.
Summary of Changes for Version 2014 Build 386 (Sept 30, 2014):

-Fixed: RealDrums dialog was showing an error message in build 385.
-Improved: Big Piano Window is now size-able. Drag the window to the height, width that you want. This can be useful, for example, when recording a YouTube video, match the size to the size of the piano to a video of a real piano, so that you set the same # of octaves to display - then match the width. There are also preset buttons for 40,40,75,100% of piano size in the big piano options dialog.
-Updated: RealTracks artist bio information updated (to fix outdated url's etc).
-Fixed: (Japanese and Chinese version only). Entry of title was sometimes opening a text entry IME dialog.

Posted at 09:07 AM

October 01, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Jack Pearson Performs October 8th!

If you'd like to see Jack Pearson perform live, head to The Station Inn in Nashville, TN on October 8th! He takes the stage at 8pm.

Click here for venue information.

Posted at 08:54 AM

October 01, 2014 User Showcase Song - It's So Easy To Love You

I completed this song with BIAB and RB using RB to generate my first TC Helicon harmonies.

Title: So Easy To Love You
Key=G , Tempo 95, Length (m:s)=3:01
No intro. 66 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 66. Repeat x1
Style is _M16SPNO.STY
RealTracks in style: 1603:Bass
RealTracks in style: 576 Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues BB Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2114: Horn Section
RealTracks in style: 1610:Piano, Acoustic
RealTracks in style: 1606:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming
RealTracks in style: 1608:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic,
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 08:53 AM

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