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December 07, 2018 RealBand 2019 - A New Look!

Have you opened up your RealBand 2019 yet? You may notice that we've given it a fresh new look! In fact, there are now 3 different looks to RealBand.

See for yourself! Within the program, visit Options | Icon Set and choose from: Classic, Modern 1, or Modern 2.

Posted at 12:48 PM

December 07, 2018 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Choosing to Run 64-bit or 32-bit

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

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

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

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

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

or:

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

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

Posted at 09:01 AM

December 07, 2018 User Showcase Song - Albatros

ALBATROS: soundcloud.com/sergio-guarneri/albatros


Style is _HVYDANC.STY (Modern Pop Ballad)

Tracks:
RealTracks in style: 1009:Bass, Electric, HardRockThrash Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1859:Synth, Rhythm, EuroDance HousePianoOffBeat Ev16 120
RealTracks in style: 1265:Synth Pad, PopShiningSoft Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2300:Bass, Synth, DanceRockBuzzBassWhole Ev 120

Posted at 08:11 AM

December 06, 2018 NEW! Style-style-style Additions and Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

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

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

StyleMaker Improvements:

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

Song Titles Browser Enhancement

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

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

Posted at 12:20 PM

December 06, 2018 User Showcase Song - Circus, City, Sewer

This is a project I've almost completed. I'm still mixing and listening to/applying suggestions, ideas and commentary. I hope to have it sorted fairly soon so that I can sent it to the UK for mastering.
This track has BIAB Real Drums - Brit pop A narrow EQ boost for snare snap, a little cut in the high hat region and a small boost for the click in the kick.

https://soundcloud.com/rayc/circus-city-sewer-pygmy-beat-extended-featuring-anthony-andrulonis

Anthony Andrulonis wrote this with me and he provides vocals which he recorded in his home studio in the US.
I recorded the guitars using a Squire HH Bullet Mustang into a Marshall Superlead 100 - sometimes with a clean boost pedal in front.
The Vantage bass was recorded through a BDI21.
Foscusrite 2i2 into a rather new W10 computer.
The cabinet was mic'ed with a Shure 57 and a Sennheiser e609.
Tracked into and mixed in REAPER.

Posted at 08:07 AM

December 05, 2018 NEW! Traditional Celtic Tunes with Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:39 PM

December 05, 2018 The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Bonus PAKs!

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 12:27 PM

December 05, 2018 User Showcase Song - Blue Stew

One of the most fun things to do as a guitarist is to jam with other players, I used to do that quite often back in the day. Nothing too serious, just having fun with the music.

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/blue-attitude/blue-stew
Reverb Nation: https://www.reverbnation.com/blueattitudemusic/song/30273568-blue-stew

Peter and I did a jam together about a year ago and thought it was time we did another. Last time we jammed over an Albert King type groove, this time up we were shooting for a Statesboro Blues (ABB) feel.

I start things off and do the first 12, and we swap back and forth after that.

The rest of the band:

RealTracks in song: 1583:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockShuffle Sw 130
RealTracks in style: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 2436:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NewOrleansShuffle Sw 130
RealDrums in Song: BluesRockShuffle^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat

Posted at 12:05 PM

December 04, 2018 Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Everything You Need to Know in Under 6 Minutes!

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

Posted at 02:17 PM

December 04, 2018 User Showcase Song - Tell Me When

https://soundcloud.com/kfl44/tell-me-when-2

RT Bass 1759 Electric, Pop 16ths
RT Piano 1837 Pop Modern Groove Held
RT Drums Pop Rock 16ths
RT Guitar, Acoustic 3057 Fingerpicking
RT Guitar, Electric 542 Rhythm Dreamy
all vocals by me

Posted at 08:28 AM

December 04, 2018 RealBand 2019 is Here!

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

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

Posted at 07:48 AM

December 03, 2018 NEW! Xtra Styles PAK 6 with 162 RealStyles!

There are 162 more RealStyles now available with Xtra Styles PAK 6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - that means there are more than 900 RealStyles available with Xtra Styles PAKs 1-6!

We're having a SALE! During the month of December, purchase Xtra Styles PAK 6 for just $29! (reg. $49) In fact, each Volume (6 total) is available for just $29 each - we're also offering a special price for a purchase of ALL Volumes 1-6 - for just $159 you can receive ALL 900+ RealStyles!

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

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

Posted at 12:15 PM

December 03, 2018 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - Upgrade Today to Save Over 40%!

Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows with 64 new features (and a few more), 202 New RealTracks, 40 Unreleased RealTracks, 10 "Low Man" and Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, "Look Ma! More MIDI!" – 30 MIDI Styles, 12 new MIDI SuperTracks, 240 new Instrumental Studies, 18 new Artist Performances, and a new Xtra Styles PAK 6!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2019 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2019 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available, but here's a summary for you:

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

Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK $269
Upgrade from Version 2018: $89 (reg: $149)
Upgrade from Version 2017: $99 (reg: $159)

Band-in-a-Box® PlusPAK
Upgrade from Version 2018: $99 (reg: $129)
(The PlusPAK is designed to upgrade 2018 UltraPAK & UltraPAK+ users who are downloading their upgrade or do not want to purchase a new hard drive.)

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

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK+ $569
Upgrade from Version 2018: $179 (reg: $379)
Upgrade from Version 2017 or earlier or crossgrade: $199 (reg: $399)
Note: The difference between the UltraPAK and the UltraPAK+ is that the MIDI Songs & Lessons PAK is included in the UltraPAK+ package.

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

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

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

Posted at 11:57 AM

December 03, 2018 User Showcase Song - That's The Way Life Goes

A new one - bit of a duet with us both doing some singing.
https://soundcloud.com/user-98254366/thats-the-way-life-goes

Leon - Lyrics and vocal
I sing and play the guitar.

The Band:
RealTracks in song: ~2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1543:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: ~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1537:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopBelieveArp Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
RealDrums in Song: CountryEven16: a: Brushes b: Snare, HiHat

Posted at 11:27 AM

December 03, 2018 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 11:13 AM

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