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November 25, 2015 User Showcase - FIRST SONG - Harmony In My Heart

I am new to this forum. I had composed a simple melody and made it a full song by using BIAB. The title of the song is "Harmony in my heart" because the melody came out of my heart so naturally and smoothly.

I think its genre is Orchestral Pop.

The melody track is from me and all the rest are from BIAB. The styles used are as follows.

From measure 1 to 34: 128ORK.STY
From measure 35 to 66: ARPEGGIO.STY
From measure 67 to 82: CAREY128.STY

After completed the song by BIAB, I transferred it to Sonar X3 and made some more arrangement such as;

assignment of five different instruments out of Rapture Pro to the melody track,

assignment of Rapture Pro instruments to all the other MIDI tracks.

I hope you like the song and please give me any feedback if you think it deserves.

Note: This song was originally posted to 'muzie' (Japanese site). I have made significant enhancement to it and posted it to 'Songcloud' so that I can make it available outside Japan.

Posted at 08:33 AM

November 24, 2015 Video - Using Drag-and-Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

One of the GUI Enhancements added with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac was to the Drop Station.
Now a folder opens after copying to drop box, Drag Drop or another folder.

We've made a short (7:23) video showing how to use Drag-and-Drop in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac, here.

There are even more video resources available that touch on the Drag-and-Drop feature!
Band-in-a-Box for Mac - Exporting songs to DAWs
Drag-and-Drop with Band-in-a-Box!

Posted at 09:08 AM

November 24, 2015 User Showcase Song - In Softly Falling Rain

Have a song to share:

Title--In Softly Fallin Rain
First post so hopeful all works as it should.
Acoustic guitar live in there somewhere

All else
Real Tracks
Style is _BGMEDLY.STY (Bluegrass Ev 130 Solo MultiStyle)
RealTracks in style: ~~592:Bass, Acoustic Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~~589:Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Rhythm)
RealTracks in style: ~~598:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~~593:Fiddle, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~~599:Mandolin, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100*******************I

Hope you enjoy it,
Ole Dog (aka Fatman Johnny aka Micky)
I'm just trying to protect the guilty!

Posted at 08:36 AM

November 23, 2015 #MotivationMonday: Your Video Testimonial = a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

This summer we began a Video Testimonials project, and reached out to Band-in-a-Box users requesting a 2-10 minute video telling the viewer about their Band-in-a-Box experience.

And... we got a GREAT response! Check out all of the current Video Testimonials here:

But, we're not done! If you'd like to submit a video, we'd love to see it! AND - if we use your video we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

Visit this forum post for more information.

Posted at 09:38 AM

November 23, 2015 User Showcase Song - Victoria

original song I used to do in a band 30 years ago gets the BnB 2015 treatment.

No, it's not about our hosts home town. Although it's a lovely place.

drums-rock hard ev8
bass-electric britinvasion
organ- B3 background pop ev
electric guitar-electric rhythm pop
acoustic guitar-12 string acoustic

Posted at 07:43 AM

November 20, 2015 Making Medleys with Band-in-a-Box

RealTracks Medleys are special groups of RealTracks that play in sequence. This tutorial shows you how to make your own medleys with the RealTracks feature in Band-in-a-Box:

When it comes to Medleys, we don't stop there! With a previous release of Band-in-a-Box Version 2008 for Windows, we added a feature called the Medley Maker. This feature is great tool if you are wanting to make a medley of various songs you've created with Band-in-a-Box!

Inside the Medley Maker, which is accessed through the Song Form [AABA] button (the one with the pencil), simply select the songs that you want, and Band-in-a-Box will make the medley for you. A medley is not simply joining songs together - a good medley uses a "transition" area between songs to introduce the new style, key, and tempo. The Medley Maker automatically creates a nice transition area for you, writing in chords that would smoothly transition to the next song, style, key, and tempo!

The 2008 New Features Video is available here:

Posted at 09:26 AM

November 20, 2015 Rob de Klerk - New Dutch Album Made Possible by PG Music

today I published a complete Dutch album here:
All tracks (except 7 and 14) are set up in Biab and finished in Realband.

All compositions, all lyrics and arrangements and vocals and backing vocals and mixing are done by me, myself and I in my own living room. My other albums also on Bandcamp are made the same way by the same persons and the same real band members.

regards Rob de Klerk

Posted at 08:44 AM

November 19, 2015 Video - Instant Preview Feature in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac

Another one of the new features released with Band-in-a-Box 2015 was the Instant Preview feature, which is highlighted in this video:

The Instant Preview works with UserTracks, Loops, RealTracks, and SuperTracks!

Posted at 10:52 AM

November 19, 2015 #TBT - The 2002 Release of PowerTracks Pro Audio 8!

In June of 2002 we released PowerTracks Pro Audio 8. There were more than 30 new features for seamlessly integrated MIDI/Digital Audio music production released at that time - take a look at the video highlighting the "new" version:

The "New Features" released with PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 Included...
New 32-bit Version! PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 has been totally rebuilt as a full 32-bit engine for seamless operation in Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.
Amazing New Chord Wizard! Load in any MIDI file, PowerTracks MIDI sequence file, or even a work-in-progress, and the amazing New Chord Wizard will intelligently figure out the chords and display them in the Notation Window and the new Chords Window. Chord symbols are an essential component of playing by ear, so most musicians who play by ear should find this new feature indispensable! The New Chords Window displays the chords in a selectable font and size, and is fully editable. It also has part markers (compatible with Band-in-a-Box) so that you can easily mark sections of your sequence.
Real Time DirectX Effects! PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.0 supports real time DirectX effects for live playback and monitoring, and even includes loads of great effects for free! PowerTracks also has real time DirectX plug-in groups in which up to four chained plug-ins can be used at once. Effects groups can be saved and loaded along with their settings, making it easy to use the same settings with multiple projects. The postproduction DirectX window also supports effects chains with up to four plug-ins.

FREE DirectX Plug-ins!
Awesome Audio Features!
Updated MIDI Features!
Enhanced Notation Features!
...and (of course) MUCH MORE!

Click here to learn more about PowerTracks Pro Audio 8.

Posted at 10:31 AM

November 19, 2015 User Showcase Song - There's Evil In You Chillun

BTW, for our international friends “chillun” is Deep South USA for children smile

Janice and I left our bluegrass band in 2003 and for nearly 10 years we rarely picked up our instruments or recorded. Since we had both retired in 1999 we had more things we were interested in than gigging (mountain biking, hiking and kayaking). But we continued to listen to music of many genres over the years. Three years ago I stumbled into BiaB after buying an iMac, noodling around with Garageband that came on it and getting interested in its recording capabilities. That (and some googling) lead me to PGMusic.

BiaB offered us a chance to ease back into making music and explore new genres. Our first posts here on the User Forum in 2012 were rehashes of our bluegrass writes. A public domain tune, Evil Chillun, was our first real venture away from bluegrass into another genre — Western Swing for that tune. And, the response it received (three years ago this month) on this forum was what put us on the Americana journey that we continue to travel.

I recently revisited the song and decided to reconstruct it with the original vocal track. Hopefully I’ve learned a bit more about the use of Biab, mixing and mastering over the last three years.

Evil Chillun is from the very early Western Swing tune period when a “sock rhythm” acoustic guitar and/or mandolin provided a lot of the upbeat on top of a minimalist drum kit. Also it was typical that the upcoming soloist would play pretty hot under the vocalist leading up to the solo. We tried to incorporate all of this.

So….here’s the new version. And many thanks to PGMusic and this great community for putting us on this three year adventure and for all of the support. Pardon the ramble and your time to listen is always appreciated!

Dedicated to the memory of our best friend and mentor RANDY HOWARD 12 time National Fiddle Champion and much, much more. He tore this stuff up. RIP.


Posted at 10:11 AM

November 18, 2015 Emailing Your Band-in-a-Box Song

One of the many new features we added with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Mac was the "Email Song as Attachments" feature, which will come in handy - we promise!

The Email Song dialog allows you to choose what files you want to email:
- the song (.MGU or .SGU)
- the style (.STY)
- the extended style (.STX) (if any)
- a rendered audio file (choice of AIFF, M4A, WAV)
- Audio track (if any)
- Performance track (if any)
Pressing the [Send Email] button will launch your default mail application and prepare a new message with files attached.

You can also email a Drop station file. After you drag a track button to the Drop station, right-click on the Drop station and select the Email the drop station file menu item.

Check out the 2015 New Features video clip (@ 44 min): and Tobin will show you how!
(it's a really quick clip - just 40 seconds is all you'll need!)

Posted at 02:09 PM

November 18, 2015 New Band-in-a-Box Testimonial Video by Tony Lee Glenn

We came across Tony Lee Glenn's YouTube channel not too long ago. He'd posted a video called "Getting Started with Band In A Box 2014 - Easy Royalty Free Music" which we thought was really well done!

When we approached Tony to thank him for making such a great video, he was more than happy to make a Video Testimonial for us to share!

Here's a link to his Band-in-a-Box testimonial:

Learn more about Tony here.

All of the User Testimonials can be viewed here:

Posted at 01:22 PM

November 18, 2015 User Showcase Song - Waiting For The Reaper Man

I hope there is room for one more "Life is hard and then you die" blues song smile I don't usually like blues style of music, though I make blues songs that mock at blues. This song however had a title first and it needed a blues song around it. Maybe also the chilly autumn gave an important ingredient to the lyrics. And Band-in-a-box had the right instruments to finalize that idea.

I saved the video from BIAB, mixed the song in Adobe Audition and replaced the original audio track with that mix. I used keying to let my autumn footage shine through the BIAB background.

Band-in-a-box instruments

RealDrums: Nashville128^09-Snare


Electric Bass Blues #564
Electric Guitar HeldChords Gritty #2535
Electric Guitar #867 Direct (Effect: Amblitube 3-'60 Brit Crunch)
Electric Guitar Blues #565
Electric Guitar Blues Solo #568
Slide Guitar Blues #570
Acoustic Guitar Pick #526
Acoustic Piano Solo-Acc #895
Sax Alto Solo #1055
Organ Blues #675

MIDI instruments:

Piano from AG_SOUL.STY, VST Gentleman

Vocals by Supreme Tracks

Posted at 11:42 AM

November 17, 2015 #TipTuesday - Generate a SoundTrack in Band-in-a-Box!

If you need to generate original, royalty free music for a project (home video, slide show, ceremonies, dance routines, etc.) you should check out the SoundTrack option in Band-in-a-Box! It only takes a few seconds to generate an audio clip!

Go to Window | Generate SoundTrack to access this feature. Here you can choose a genre, style variation, which tracks to include (Bass, Piano, RealDrums), a desired duration (if one is required), whether to include a drum count-in, and more!

Once the song is generated, if you like what you hear you can save the SoundTrack as either a .WAV, .WMA, .MP3, .MP4 or .M4A file!

This feature was added to Band-in-a-Box for Windows with Version 2007.

Posted at 12:37 PM

November 17, 2015 User Showcase Song - Back To Birmingham

A Country Waltz, 123,123,123,123.

This is a blend of Real Tracks, Loops, Live Instruments and Vocals.

A big thanks to Janice Merritt for the background vocals and my wife Benji for letting me know

when the mix just isn’t where it should be. Comments/Suggestions encouraged. Tom


RealTracks in style: ~1125:Fiddle, Background CountryWaltz Sw 110
RealTracks in song: ~1127:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 2119:Fiddle, Soloist CountryWaltzAndy Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 1699:Mandolin, Rhythm BluegrassWaltz Sw 085 left
RealTracks in song: 1699:Mandolin, Rhythm BluegrassWaltz Sw 085 right
RealTracks in song: ~1701:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 110

Royalty Free Loops, Multitrack Instrument and Song Files and Multitrack Drums from Drums on Demand

Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: Tom Adams

Background vocals: Janice Merritt

Posted at 12:20 PM

November 16, 2015 Hard Drive Versions... Take Your Band-in-a-Box With You!

These days it seems like you can take anything with you, pretty much anywhere! Why not take your Band-in-a-Box with you too?

We offer three different portable versions of Band-in-a-Box. That's right - portable! We pre-installed hard drives with either the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Just plug in the drive and you're ready to play... plus, even though the drive is ready to play when you receive it, you can copy the items to your computer hard drive and run the program from there if you'd like - then the hard drive is your back-up!

Using a Mac? Click here to see Mac purchase options.

Posted at 10:42 AM

November 16, 2015 #MusicMonday - The User Showcase Forum

If you've ever visited our User Showcase Forum, you know there are a lot of talented Forum Members here sharing their songs!

Have you been creating songs with Band-in-a-Box, RealTracks, PowerTracks Pro Audio, or other PG Music programs? If you haven't started sharing them on our User Showcase Forum, now's your chance!

Did you know we also list these songs on our User Showcase Page? Separated by genre, this list includes a lot of the compositions that have been posted to our User Showcase Forum over the years. And, you're able to sort the list by Artist (just in case you have a favorite...)!

Posted at 10:33 AM

November 16, 2015 User Showcase Song - First Dance

Been awhile since I posted any music. Had a bit of a creative dry spell. This song is a slow song that I could imagine my two grand daughters playing for their first dance with their dad on a very special day. Hope you like it

First Dance

RealBass 533
RealPiano 895
RealGuitar 526
Style _POPNOS 12-8 Ballad

Posted at 09:50 AM

November 13, 2015 Use the FREE Coyote ForteDXi Demo with Band-in-a-Box!

The Coyote ForteDXi is a sample player designed for use with DirectX-compatible host programs. Its 128 high-quality sampled instruments offer a sound quality far better than the standard Windows Midi Synthesizer.

We have a video available that shows you how to set this up with Band-in-a-Box!

There is a free 30-day demo for this available on our website! Fore more information, and to download the free demo, visit

You can install the demo version of Coyote ForteDXi and run it for 30 days, for the purposes of evaluation; it is fully functional!

Posted at 09:47 AM

November 13, 2015 #WorldKindnessDay - Thank You to Our Forum Users!

When we found out that today is World Kindness Day, we immediately thought of how great everyone here on our Forum is! Although many of the Forum Users are from North America, not everyone is... we have many international people posting daily to the forums!

World Kindness Day isn't just about sponsoring children in need, volunteering at your local soup kitchen, donating used (and new clothing) to the local shelter, etc. - it's also about the little gestures of kindness too! For instance, here on the PG Music Inc. Forums there are so many of you that help with song review, tech assistance, send "Happy Birthday" messages, good luck wishes, and get better wishes (just to name a few...)!

So, today we'd like to say "Thank You" to our Forum Users - you remind us every day that there are great people out there!

Not on our Forums yet? Sign up here

Posted at 08:43 AM

November 13, 2015 User Showcase Song - Forest Road

Forest Road was the main road leading into Sydney from where we lived in earlier days. We used to say it would take us anywhere in Australia (technically it probably could). This however is fictitious.

Leon Vocal & Lyrics
Me - A couple of guitar solos.

RealTracks in style: 1717:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockStraight Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2355:Sax, Baritone, Background StraightBluesGary Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1718:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1719:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightSol Ev 120
RealDrums in style: BluesRockEv^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat

Posted at 08:29 AM

November 12, 2015 #TBT - The Metronome Pro

The Metronome Pro was made available in June 2006.

The Metronome Pro helps you keep perfect time as you practice! Features include:
-Animated Metronome
-Tempo and Time Signature Controls
-Elapsed Time, Reset, and Alarm Controls
-Practice Tools
...and more!

Visit for more information about this program.

NOTE: If you've been purchasing Band-in-a-Box for Windows upgrades in the past, you may have even received this software as a BONUS ITEM! Take a look for the "Metronome Pro" on your computer...

Posted at 09:24 AM

November 12, 2015 User Showcase Song - Second Chance

Was just jammin some guitar to some Biab goodness, and had the record going. Just one take so it may have some flubs.

Posted at 08:52 AM

November 10, 2015 #TipTuesday - The "K Quick Copy Method" in Band-in-a-Box

You can speed up song entry in Band-in-a-Box by typing "K" at any bar (followed by Enter key)? This command instantly copies the last 8 bars to the current position. Plus, by adding additional keys in the K command, you can customize this shortcut (e.g. typing K12,3 would copy from bar 3 for 12 bars to current position).

For example, if you're entering a song that has a repeating section of chords for 8 bars, type in the first 8 bars of chords and then move to bar 9, and then type "K" followed by the Enter key.

The last 8 bars will be copied to bar 9-16, and the cursor will be moved to bar 17, so you're ready to continue with the tune. If you get to bar 25, and would like the chords from 1-8 to be copied to 25-32, type k,1 and this will copy 8 bars from bar 1 to bar 25.

Note: The chords always get copied. The Melody, Soloist, and Lyrics also get copied if these items are set in the Copy Chords and / or Melody dialog (Edit | Copy From.. To..).

Posted at 09:00 AM

November 10, 2015 We're Honoring Remembrance Day on November 11th.

Although many of us will be away on Wednesday, November 11th, there will still be some of the PG Team in the office!

-Our Technical Support department will be closed, but will re-open Thursday morning at 10am PST.
-Our Sales & Customer Service department will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.

All of our hours list here.

Posted at 08:39 AM

November 10, 2015 User Showcase Song - Night Driving

This is a co-write with Paddy Gobel who did the writing on the verses.
Rob wanted a BeeGees like backing vocal on this, not quite realizing I'm an alto.
He was kind of wondering if I could manage this......
I think I proved them wrong whistle
Co starring: the Electric, Funk James Finger RT.

Turn up the volume on this one, we could have cranked a little bit more volume on the general mix.

Style is BRITROK8.STY (Brit 60's Gritty R&R)
Guitar, Acoustic, 12 String SampleTank.tgs
Strings, Ensemble, Movie SampleTank.tgs
Strings, Ensemble, Chamber SampleTank.tgs

513:Bass, Electric, Funk James Finger Ev 100
2157:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm FunkyGroove60sJohn Ev 100
2158 guitar electric rhythm funky groove
1722 electric soloist Texas blues rock
RealDrum: CDiscoLadies^1-a:GrvA, b:GrvB (realdrums for BIAB)

Posted at 08:22 AM

November 09, 2015 Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows: 64-bit VST Plugins Support Using jBridge!

We began offering the direct purchase for jBridge with the release of Band-in-a-Box 2015! Why? One of the great new features in Version 2015 was adding direct support for 64-bit VST plugins!

We've created a video showing you how to use jBridge with this new feature:

The 64-bit VST plugin support has also been added to RealBand 2015 (included in all Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows purchases) and PowerTracks Pro Audio 2015. Add it to your online shopping cart for only $10 US!

Posted at 02:06 PM

November 09, 2015 RealTracks Artist Kenny Barron Judging at the American Jazz Pianos Competition

This month Kenny Barron will be one of three judges for the American Jazz Pianos Competition, held at the Florida Institue of Technology on November 13-15! Not only is Kenny participating as a judge, he will also be performing the night of the 13th! More information about this competition/event can be found here:

See what Kenny is up to for the rest of the year (and what has been planned so far for 2016):

Kenny Barron is part of our "Jazz Pollwinners" RealTracks Sets 196, 197, and 214. Listen to demos of these when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

Posted at 12:42 PM

November 09, 2015 User Showcase Song - Worried Bout My Heart

Here's a track I made back around 1992 or 93. I used BIAB and Cubase on an Atari ST. All the sounds are from synth modules. Drums are Alesis and synths are Yamaha TXs and Roland Keyboard. I forget the model.
All recording was done onto a Fostex 8 track, mixed down to another reel to reel using a Mackie 1604 board.
The guitars are me playing my American Standard Tele and the Lead is a 52 Reissue Tele I had at the time. I recorded them direct using a Sansamp box. The effects are from Alesis Quadraverbs. I used an Orange Squeezer compressor on the guitars. I recorded the vocals using an AT 4050?
I remember doing a lot of editing on the drum tracks. I remember at the time I thought it was awesome to be able to edit drum tracks that way.
P.S. I wish I could remember what biab styles I used back then. lol
Sorry for the long post, but I figured I' give as much detail as I can remember. I took this off a cassette tape, EQed and recorded it using Powertracks.
I hope you enjoy this.

Posted at 08:32 AM

November 06, 2015 Happy National Saxophone Day!

The internet is a wonderful place... how else would we know it's National Saxophone Day?

We have over 150 Saxophone RealTracks available! Click on the artist name below to hear demos of their Saxophone RealTracks:
Eric Alexander - Tenor Sax
Eric Marienthal - Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
Gary Smulyan - Baritone Sax
Jack Stafford - Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
Jim Clark - Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax
Mark Douthit - Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
P.J. Perry - Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
Phil Woods - Alto Sax
Tom Keenlyside - Tenor Sax

We also offer some Windows Saxophone Multimedia Software:
The Jazz Saxophonist
The Rock Saxophonist

It doesn't stop there... There are even more Saxophone options available with the Band-in-a-Box MIDI Add-ons we offer!

If you're celebrating National Saxophone Day... why not write a song using some of these great Sax Add-ons?

Posted at 10:52 AM

November 06, 2015 Seeking Band-in-a-Box User Video Testimonials!

Our collection of Video Testimonials is stilll GROWING! We'd still love to hear from more users...

We are continually seeking Video Testimonials from Band-in-a-Box users like YOU! If you’re video is selected, we'll send you a Band-in-a-Box EverythingPAK!

Want some inspiration? Visit our Video Testimonials page at to see all the videos that have already been submitted.

For information on how to create your video testimonial, click here.

Posted at 10:08 AM

November 06, 2015 User Showcase Song - Life's Short

I helped a friend with some songs years ago just after RealTracks came out, recorded a video with just a few HD Cams, mixed it up and sent it in to CMT and it was played on air. It was made straight out the Box so to speak with _CBGE_PD.STY just regenerated the pedal parts to fit in RB.
He was using Magix Studio and told me it was the best ! I said Dude forget Magix !
So just another sample of what can be done with this incredible program.

Posted at 09:55 AM

November 05, 2015 #TBT - The First Audiophile Edition

With Band-in-a-Box 2008.5 we introduced the Audiophile Edition!

The first Audiophile purchase included the WAV files for all the RealTracks & RealDrums that were available at that time: RealTracks Sets 1-9 and RealDrums Sets 1-20. It shipped pre-installed on a 250GB USB hard drive - take a look...

Wondering what else was introduced with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5? Click here to see the "Band-in-a-Box 2008.5 New Features List."

Posted at 02:31 PM

November 05, 2015 User Showcase - FIRST SONG - Glorious Day

Hey, guys 'n' gals! Please have a listen to my song, "Glorious Day." I created it in BIAB, did some tweaking in RealBand, then handed it over to @dcuny for some post-processing mixing and arranging in Reaper. I would love to hear your feedback on it. (See Song Summary and lyrics below)

Glorious Day

Thank you!

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Glorious Day
File:Glorious Day.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 136, Length (m:s)=4:06
No intro. 136 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 136. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _CMPFMF2.STY (Fingerpick and Strum Ac. Med)

RealTracks in style: ~522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~~406:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 136*******************

I also put in some cello, bass, and string tracks, all generated by BIAB or RB. For this song, I only did the vocals.

David used Reaper to mix and finalize.

Posted at 08:30 AM

November 04, 2015 Tutorial Videos: BIAB Explained by Groove 3 - Special Pricing Until November 30th!

Purchase a download of the video tutorial today for the special price of just $20!

**Until November 30th!**

Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac Explained
Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows Explained

Join Groove 3's Eli Krantzberg as he thoroughly explains the "ins-and-outs" of Band-in-a-Box, including basic setup, creating arrangements, RealTracks, SuperTracks, the Stylepicker Window, Part Markers, DAW Plugin mode and more!

Posted at 08:50 AM

November 04, 2015 Just released... French Band-in-a-Box® 2015 pour Mac!

Nous avons amélioré l'interface graphique, avec une meilleure apparence, et de nombreuses nouvelles fonctionnalités pour gagner du temps tels que des étiquettes de pistes automatiques, des boutons d'aide vidéo tutoriel, aperçu instantané pour de nombreux dialogues, et plus encore. Vous pouvez enregistrer votre chanson comme une vidéo que vous pouvez télécharger sur YouTube ou travailler dans des programmes vidéo. Piste Audio est ajouté pour vous permettre d'importer un fichier audio, un enregistrement audio ou pour créer un rendu du morceau à la Piste Audio. La nouvelle Fenêtre Éditer Audio montre une onde numérique de la piste Audio. Vous pouvez maintenant charger, jouer et ralentir les vidéos que vous avez déjà téléchargé à partir de YouTube ou d'ailleurs dans Band-in-a-Box®, extraire l'audio en le ralentissant avec une grande qualité audio, pour apprendre ou synchroniser à la grille d'accords. L'Assistant Accord Audio est amélioré, avec une fonction d'importation audio, une fenêtre d'utilité, et l'option d'activer/désactiver le style actuel. Vous pouvez maintenant écrire des informations pour Acid au fichier audio. Supporte Lire\Écrire pour les Boucles Apple. La fenêtre Boucles est amélioré, avec aide pour Boucles Apple, aperçu par double-clic, formats supplémentaires supportés, et plus encore...

Posted at 08:41 AM

November 04, 2015 User Showcase Song - I Became Elvis

One morning in the studio Daniel ask me what we would be working on and I handed him some lyrics. I said this is a song that I had and idea for and that it would be a fun song. He took a look at the lyrics and started laughing and I said see I told you it would be a fun song and Daniel replied I wasn’t laughing because it is a fun song but seriously the title is "I Became Elvis". I said yes, and that is who I want you will be this morning. It doesn’t have to be a perfect Elvis but just that it appears to be him. You only have to be Elvis on the chorus and be yourself on the verses. After a few times of me teaching him the first verse Daniel said lets do it (he is a very quick learner). We always record the verses first, the chorus second and then any background vocals if needed. After completing the verses, I sang the chorus for him and then we started recording and…well I guess you’ll just have to hear it for yourself.

Posted at 08:36 AM

November 03, 2015 #TipTuesday - Learn-from-the-Pros with Artist Performance Tracks!

Did you know… If you've purchased Band-in-a-Box 2013 or higher you have a folder called "Artist Performances" that includes some great resources for learning-from-the-Pros!

This folder includes Artist Performance tracks that have audio (stretchable to any tempo), notation, on-screen guitar, and guitar tab!

When you open one of these files the Artists Performance will be on the Melody track; the file showcases the Band-in-a-Box RealTracks demos playing along to the featured artist performing the melody.

These performances play the melody (2 choruses), and 2 choruses of solo (first chorus "simple" solo, 2nd chorus advanced).

Learn more about Artist Performance Sets and listen to demos here.

Posted at 10:16 AM

November 03, 2015 RealTracks Artist Ron Carter's November Tour!

It looks like RealTracks Artist Ron Carter will be enjoying some international travel this November - he has 11 nights scheduled in Japan and three nights in Indonesia!

If you're also enjoying some international travel this month (or perhaps you already live there) try and catch one of his performances! There is detailed information available here.

Ron Carter's Jazz Pollwinners RealTracks can be found in Sets 196,197, and 214. Listen to demos of these and learn more about Ron when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

Posted at 09:53 AM

November 03, 2015 User Showcase Song - Insipid Topic

hi guys all real tracks except me on solo thanks for listening eric Style is _SJAZZBL.STY (Smooth Jazz Ballad (65 RS))

RealTracks in style: 908:Bass, Electric, SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1542:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealDrums in style: SmoothJazzBallad^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 09:36 AM

November 02, 2015 Video - Using Direct Input RealTracks for Custom Sounds

Did you know that there are over 250 "Direct Input" Guitar & Bass based RealTracks?

With these Direct Input RealTracks you can customize the RealTracks by generating clean tracks inside Band-in-a-Box, and then inside your DAW (GarageBand, Logic etc.), generating amp and pedal F/X using the Guitar Amp Simulator that is included (AmpliTube CS) with Band-in-a-Box.

Check out this video to see how the feature works:

Note: The Direct Input tracks are identified by the letter "y" under the "D*" column in the RealTracks Picker. To use the DI version of the RealTracks instrument you check the "Direct Input" checkbox.

Posted at 11:32 AM

November 02, 2015 Oliver Gannon - A Neon Jazz Interview

Oliver Gannon was recently part of A Neon Jazz Interview which can be listened to here.

Once you've finished listening to the interview, learn even more about Oliver and listen to demos of his RealTracks when you visit his RealTracks Artist Bio page.

Posted at 09:14 AM

November 02, 2015 User Showcase Song - Eyes

I've been in prisons twice.

The first time was the State Correctional Institution at Rockview (Pennsylvania).
Our summer baseball league (high school age) was invited to play an exhibition for the inmates.
I have two distinct memories from that day.
1 - Our pitcher had walked two in a row and one of the inmates yelled "Stick a fork in him! He's done!"
It was the first time I had heard that expression. I thought he meant it.
2 - We had lunch with the prisoners.
It was the worst meal I've ever had in my life - to this day.

My 2nd time was the Hillsborough Juvenile Detention Center (Tampa, FL).
1977. I was doing solo gigs in bars at the time and was asked by a women's group to come entertain at the Center for their semi-annual visit there.
It was a good night - the guys there were very appreciative and we had fun.
They loved singing along to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"....and "Runaway"...
But the thing I remember most about that night was when a guard walked through about halfway through the show.
The place got so quiet you could have heard the proverbial pin drop.
The change was dramatic. And a bit frightening.

This song is about that night.

RealTracks in song: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in song: 836:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryRootsy Ev 075 (A:muted)
RealTracks in song: 793:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming ModernCountrySync Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 1167:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBalladBrent Ev 065
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 09:09 AM

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