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November 2014

November 28, 2014 Video - Making a Song in Band-in-a-Box

Want to see how easy it is to make a song in Band-in-a-Box? Make sure you watch our YouTube video Making a Song in Band-in-a-Box where we show you (in less than 5 minutes) just how easy it is!

Posted at 08:16 AM

November 28, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Gonzalo Bergara Magazine Feature

Gonzalo Bergera is featured in Episode 2 of Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets Magazine, with the lesson Learn To Play Guitar Like Django Reinhardt.

Learn more about this here.

Posted at 08:10 AM

November 28, 2014 User Showcase Song - Black Friday Guitars

Greetings all Happy Thanksgiving. I have been getting bombarded by snail mail and emails all week and was wondering why are the stores pushing guitars so hard this time of the year, wish I new how to play one, looks like fun. For those of you here that are gifted enough to play one, here is my answer to the black Friday guitars.

In all it's disjointed unrehearsed glory:)

Posted at 08:08 AM

November 27, 2014 Video - Selecting the Best RealTracks for your Band-in-a-Box Song.

With so many RealTracks available, how do you know you're picking the best ones for your song? We've made a quick video to help you out with that! You can watch it here:

Posted at 09:48 AM

November 27, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist John Jarvis - Album Credits

John Jarvis recorded with Brooks & Dunn and Lonestar this year!

To see what other albums you can find his playing on, view his profile.

Posted at 09:44 AM

November 27, 2014 User Showcase Song - My Grandson Wim

After my new laptop has stolen me nearly 3 months of my precious time I finally managed to get my music programs working.
So here is my latest piece: the song of my 9 months old grandson Wim.
As “Piet” has already achieved more than 1.600 listens I hope you will like “Wim”, too.
RTs used:
RT464_Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 140
RT1209_Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GypsyJazzBalladGonzalo Sw 11
RT470_Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
RT890_Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopLite Ev 140
RT706_Guitar, Electric, Soloist Bossa Ev 140

Posted at 09:42 AM

November 26, 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 08:08 AM

November 26, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Quinn Bachand - Award Nominations!

The Canadian Fold Music Awards are this weekend, and RealTracks Artist Quinn Bachand has been nominated for:
Instrumental Group of the Year
Ensemble of the Year
World Group of the Year
New/Emerging Artist of the Year
Young Performer of the Year

Read the announcement here.

Learn more about the Canadian Folk Music Awards:

Posted at 07:59 AM

November 26, 2014 User Showcase Song - Old Dog Blues

Hi, here's a neew song

OTIS STY -- tempo 80 ton. A

Basso 420 El.Bass Blues
Piano 2068 Piano jazz
Real drums pop 128^2 snare,ride

Posted at 07:58 AM

November 25, 2014 User Showcase Song - How Love is Supposed to Feel

Hello, fellow PG people. Got inspired to finish and post my Beatle-esque number by Horst and his recent post. This was absolutely inspired by the boys in the box. The 12 string electric is such a cool vibe. I thought the track would sound more like the Byrds but it sounds a bit more like the fab four. My son's guitar teacher Bill Edwards is the one who played the killer guitar, the highlight of the song. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcomed! Take care. Greg

Posted at 08:26 AM

November 25, 2014 Keeping Up with PG Music Inc. - Newsletter Sign-up

Sign up for the PG Music Inc. newsletter and you'll receive notifications for new versions of Band-in-a-Box, as well as any other new products we release!

Sign up here:

Posted at 08:24 AM

November 25, 2014 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 08:23 AM

November 24, 2014 Band-in-a-Box Tips & Tricks!

There's so much Band-in-a-Box can do! Check out the YouTube Channel - Tips & Tricks page, which is packed with videos showing off what Band-in-a-Box can do!

Posted at 08:37 AM

November 24, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Andy Leftwich on Tour with Kentucky Thunder!

Andy Leftwich is a member of Kentucky Thunder, the band that tours with Ricky Scaggs! They're starting December off with A Skaggs Family Christmas in Winkler, MB, Canada on December 5th!

To see if there's an upcoming show near you, visit

Posted at 08:31 AM

November 24, 2014 User Showcase Song - Don't Build Your House On A Sandy Land

Well this is my latest recording. Not touched my gear all year. So here's my first take of the song. As usual had fun making it, actually I'm still tweaking to make perfect, as perfect as I can make it. Enjoy.

One thing not happy with - bass is light! Would like to replace with a more fuller/deeper bass track but not figured how to do that yet.

Posted at 08:31 AM

November 21, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Ron Carter - Performs December 4th!

Ron Carter & His Trio are performing as part of the Jazz Giants Series in Palo Alto, CA on December 4th!

Click here for more information about this event.

Posted at 09:33 AM

November 21, 2014 Video Support Pages - Band-in-a-Box Tips & Tricks and More!

Whether you're looking for a video demonstration of Band-in-a-Box or Tips & Tricks for all those features, there's a video for you!
Visit our Video Support Page to see all the videos we have to offer!

These are also available on our YouTube Channel.

Posted at 09:29 AM

November 21, 2014 User Showcase Song - More

Every time I write a heartbreak- relationship gone bad song, my wife gets a little upset. So a love song has been long overdue. This one's for you baby! A big thanks to Janice Merritt for her help on the choruses. All suggestions/comments are welcome. Tom

Posted at 09:28 AM

November 20, 2014 Recording & Mixing - Do I Need a Subwoofer To Mix Better Bass?

I own KRK VXT6 monitors. They are both a arms length away from me. Great speakers but the bass is some what lacking and I've been thinking of buying the KRK 10s subwoofer. My room is not treated at all and I sit in the corner of the room. I'm familiar with subs. I have one in my living room (in the corner) and one under my desk with my HiFi system that I use for my computer speakers. Great sound for listening to music. The reason I would like one is because I like a good solid bass in my mix. Previously mixed songs has been hard to get the right level of bass, either too much or too little.

So just interested to hear from others who have an opinion.

Posted at 08:56 AM

November 20, 2014 Stay in Touch With Us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Posted at 08:55 AM

November 20, 2014 Video - How to Search for and Replace Chords in Band-in-a-Box

If you're looking for some tips on how to quickly replace specific chords or chord types with other chords in Band-in-a-Box, make sure you watch this video:

Posted at 08:52 AM

November 19, 2014 Share Your Songs on Our User Showcase Forum!

Have you created a song using Band-in-a-Box, RealBand or PowerTracks Pro Audio? Share it on our User Showcase Forum - that way all of our Forum Users can enjoy your song!

Posted at 08:33 AM

November 19, 2014 Band-in-a-Box for Windows - More Cowbell

I'm looking for an idea on how to add various percussion instruments that are not part of an existing real-drum track. I know I can play and record them in Real Band but was hoping there is a way they can be tied to the "clock" rather than count on my time to be perfect.

Any suggestions??

Posted at 08:31 AM

November 19, 2014 Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows - 13 Languages Available!

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Windows is available in thirteen different languages!

Select the following page for a complete list of the translations available:

Do you have the English version and would prefer a different language? Contact us with your request!

Posted at 08:26 AM

November 18, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Artist Gary Smulyan December Performances

Gary Smulyan has some upcoming performances for December!
Dec 1: New Brunswick, NJ
Dec 2: Northampton, MA
Dec 5: Concert with Phill Woods at Syracuse University
Dec 6: Auburn, NY

Visit and click on tour for more information.

Posted at 08:31 AM

November 18, 2014 User Showcase Song - Play Guitar and Get Rich

It's been a while since I posted a song, so here's a bit of light-hearted nonsense and our first post with a video. The drums, banjo and sax are RTs and the rest is me. It's all recorded in RealBand and mixed and mastered in PowerTracks.
Video editing is done in Serif Movie Plus.

Posted at 08:30 AM

November 18, 2014 The Band-in-a-Box Mobile App

The Band-in-a-Box Apps allow you to access your computers installation of Band-in-a-Box "on the go" - you can create a song from anywhere you have a wifi connection!
...and they're FREE!
Google Play

Posted at 08:29 AM

November 17, 2014 RealTracks Artist Kenny Sears Performances with The Time Jumpers

Kenny Sears plays with The Time Jumpers this month in Tennessee, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and North Carolina!

View event information here:

Besides Kenny Sears, there are more RealTracks Artists that are included in The Time Jumpers:
Paul Franklin, Andy Reiss and Jeff Taylor. To learn more about the band, click here

Posted at 09:20 AM

November 17, 2014 User Showcase Song - Somewhere South of Here

This is a song I created using the Melodist feature in Band in a Box and then editing and arranging the resultant progressions in a smooth jazz style. It was done before I came to this forum IIRC so I doubt this has been posted here before and unless you have spent time on my web site.... I don't think this will be familiar.
Everything in it is BB and RB with the exception of the electric lead guitar. Some of my early musings. Loose ends, nits and all...

Posted at 09:12 AM

November 17, 2014 Purchase Your Band-in-a-Box on a Hard Drive!

Taking Band-in-a-Box 2014 with you has never been easier! You can purchase your Band-in-a-Box package preinstalled on a portable USB hard drive with any UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK or Audiophile First-time or Upgrade package!
Order yours today: Windows | Mac

Posted at 09:10 AM

November 14, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Pat Martino - South American Tour!

Pat Martino takes Jazz on a South American tour this month, with shows in Santiago & San Bernardo (Chile), La Plata, Cordoba & Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay)!
Click here and visit the Itinerary Page for a list of all upcoming performances.

Posted at 08:45 AM

November 14, 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 08:43 AM

November 14, 2014 User Showcase Song - I Like You

I Like You is my latest song written for television. The lyrics, genera, tempo and vocal style are designed to fit the unique needs of TV. The button ending also fits that template. This is a simple song with painfully simple lyrics done in a pop style with a bit of modern grunge folk used to create emotional appeal.

Posted at 08:34 AM

November 13, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist John Jorgenson - Bluegrass Band Performance!

The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band will be performing at Barkley Theatre in Fallon, NV on November 15th!
Click here for a complete list of John's upcoming performances.

Posted at 02:20 PM

November 13, 2014 User Showcase Song - Mississippi

I wrote this song when I was 25 but just finished a few months ago. I used my Rickenbacker 320 for the Rhythm track and played the bass track on my Hofner copy or a Jay Turser Beatle bass....I used to be in a Beatle Tribute band called "Revolver" so I have a lot of Beatle gear.

Anyway...I used Real band for the rest of the backing tracks...Got Brent Mason playing the lead on this one...

Posted at 02:19 PM

November 13, 2014 Video - Making your own RealStyle in Band-in-a-Box

Did you know you can make your own RealStyle in Band-in-a-Box?
We have a video available that shows you how to pick your own combo of RealTracks, MIDI, and/or RealDrums in Band-in-a-Box and save it as a style.
Watch the video here:

Posted at 02:16 PM

November 07, 2014 Video - Making a Video of Your Band-in-a-Box Song

Share a video of your Band-in-a-Box song with other musicians or students. Watch "Making a Video of Your Band-in-a-Box Song" to learn how.

Posted at 11:44 AM

November 06, 2014 Throwback Thursday - RealTracks... It All Started in 2008!

RealTracks became a part of Band-in-a-Box with the release of Band-in-a-Box 2008 - It all started with Real Pedal Steel, Real Acoustic Guitar, and Real Tenor Sax Soloing!

Click here to listen to the demos for these RealTracks!

Posted at 09:12 AM

November 06, 2014 User Showcase Song - We'll Find A Way To Chime

Been away for quite a long time
and it feels almost like starting
over again ! In any case, I did
this little jazzy tune in
between as I somehow got hooked
on that nice progression you
can hear at the end !:))

Bass: 443 AC Bass Jazz Sw 140
Piano: 449 AC Piano Rhytm Jazz sw 140
Drums: Realdrums = Jazzbrushes
Guitar: 561 Guitar El Rhytm Jazz Wes Comp sw 140
Soloist 1 : AC Piano
Soloist 2 Clarinet

Posted at 09:01 AM

November 06, 2014 A Vast Selection of Saxophone RealTracks to Choose From!

November 6th is National Saxophone Day! The inventor of the Saxophone, Adophe Sax, was born on this day in 1814 - 32 years later his creation (the Saxophone) was patented, and music hasn't been the same since! Along with a number of Saxophone MIDI Styles, MIDI Soloists and MIDI Melodists, we also offer over 80 different Saxophone RealTracks!
To learn more about our Saxophone RealTracks Artists and listen to their demos, visit their Bio page by clicking on their name:
Eric Marienthal
Gary Smulyan
Jack Stafford
Jim Clark
Mark Douthit
P.J. Perry
Phil Woods
Tom Keenlyside

Posted at 08:49 AM

November 05, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Jack Pearson Performances!

Jack Pearson takes the stage tonight at The Station Inn in Nashville, TN! Click here for event information.
Jack will be performing in December also - to see all of his upcoming shows visit

Posted at 09:18 AM

November 05, 2014 Video - How to Start the Band-in-a-Box Server

Watch our YouTube video for How to Start the Band-in-a-Box Server and you'll see how easy it is to get the program set up to work with the App for iPhone and Android!
Don't have the App installed yet? Get it here:
Google Play

Posted at 08:54 AM

November 05, 2014 Musical Arcade - A Fun Way to Learn!

Get four programs for the price of one with the PG Music Musical Arcade! This program is a stand-alone launcher for our arcade-style games. Each game is designed to help train your ear and musical memory in different ways!

Musical Arcade includes:
Music Replay
Pitch Invasion
More information:

Posted at 08:53 AM

November 05, 2014 Band-In-A-Box 2014 on an Acer Tablet

I have given up with Android tablets as music applications are scarce. iPad isn't too bad and I have many apps which I use at different times.

So...I just got finished messing around with a new Windows 8.1 tablet. It's an Acer Aspire Switch 10 with an Atom quad-core processor. Being Windows if you have programs that will run on a desktop machine (and do not need too much processor power) it will run on this tablet.

I installed Band-In-A-Box and Realband on it (running from the hard drive - no sense in gobbling up the 64Gb Memory) and... it runs like a dream. Just like running on a desktop but with a touch screen.

Posted at 08:52 AM

November 04, 2014 RealTracks Artist Bio page. Click here to visit Jodi's RealTracks Artist Bio page.&page=1">RealTracks Artist Miles Black Performance!

Miles Black is joined by RealTracks Artist Jodi Proznick and Bill Coon tonight for a performance at the Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver! Click here for event information...

To keep track of all upcoming performances for Miles Black, visit

Posted at 09:17 AM

November 04, 2014 Video - Using the Audio Chord Wizard

The Audio Chord Wizard is a powerful feature within Band-in-a-Box that actually analyzes an audio file to provide the chord progression! This feature also works out the tempo and bar lines so you can easily make your favorite files into Band-in-a-Box songs!

Watch the YouTube video here:

Posted at 09:13 AM

November 04, 2014 User Showcase Song - Fallin'

Here is a quick little tune I put together with some new Realtracks I recently acquired. Maybe its a tribute to daylight savings time? Here is the rundown:

RealTrack ~520 Bass Electric Pop Halfnotes
RealTrack ~523 Acoustic Guitar, Fingerpicking
RealTrack ~545 Electric Guitar, Dreamy
RealDrums Nashville Outlaw

The other bits are me. Thanks for listening. Tips and advice appreciated as always.

Posted at 09:11 AM

November 03, 2014 PG Music $49 Pianist and Multimedia Programs - Buy 2, Get the 3rd for Just $1!

Purchase any two $49 Pianist Performance, Multimedia Performance, Master Class or Master Solos program and get the third for just $1!

There's even more savings when purchasing 4 or more of these programs! View all your purchase options by visiting the following pages:
Other Windows Software
Other Mac Software

Posted at 08:25 AM

November 03, 2014 Band-in-a-Box & PrintMusic Bundles

Band-in-a-Box can be purchased on its own, or bundle it with another software program! For instance, you can purchase Band-in-a-Box bundled with PrintMusic for as little as $189!
Windows packages
Mac packages

Posted at 08:17 AM

November 03, 2014 New Member Saying Hello...

Hi everyone.
Just joined this forum after noticing it after I installed Band In a Box recently,like the program a lot,very useful.
I use a multitude of vsti instruments with my stuff and have been using Sampletank 3 lately which is suoerb.
Look forward to finding out what things can be done with BB.

Posted at 08:15 AM

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