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January 23, 2019 User Showcase Song - Dusty Soul

Enough of the sad stuff from me... here's a more uplifting jazz/funk-track

Dusty soul: https://soundcloud.com/user-656274325/dusty-soul

Featuring:
RT1229
RT906
RT2620

Posted at 08:26 AM

January 23, 2019 Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Cubase®

This video demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Cubase® - Watch now...

NOTE: This video will be expanded soon, with more material that goes through the installation and setup of the plugin, as well as more advanced uses of it.

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

Posted at 08:06 AM

January 22, 2019 User Showcase Song - If You Would Catch a Butterfly

A couple of days ago Donna posted these lovely lyrics and invited forum users to put some music to them. I know that Josie (Sundance) is also going to have a go so I am looking forward to hearing her version.

https://youtu.be/M67hWPjCAz8

RealTracks:
RealTracks in style: ~~2478:Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 2916:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryFolk8thsBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2645:Guitar, Resonator, Rhythm Folk8thsRandy Ev 085
RealDrums [in style:Shaker and Congas [Multi]

Posted at 07:50 AM

January 22, 2019 Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows: Installing Build Updates

In this video we go over the process of downloading and installing the Band in-a-Box® build updates: click here to watch

Build updates are available at: www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm

Band-in-a-Box® can also check for updates automatically - head to Help | Check for Updates and check-mark "Automatically check for updates every..." - then choose your days!

Posted at 07:33 AM

January 22, 2019 Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Nuendo®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Nuendo® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

Posted at 07:32 AM

January 21, 2019 User Showcase Song - No One Can See

Imagine, if you will, Klaatu, The X-Files, and The Twilight Zone participating in a menage a trois. The resultant bast*rd offspring of this polyamory would be this song. I built this song around it’s opening line, which I wrote in a creative writing exercise 25 years ago. I worked on the music and lyrics in bits and pieces over the past year, putzing around on the piano. I juxtaposed the tone and mood of the music with the lyrics to belie the lyrical content, except at the bridge where they converge. That last sentence was a load of horse dung, wasn’t it?

https://soundcloud.com/scott-schwarz-740132899/no-one-can-see
For the sound montage prelude to the song, I used a bunch of loops. I haven’t decided if I am going to keep it.

In addition to the Real Tracks, I added synth parts. I’ve always liked the sound of an English horn, so I synthed that as the counterpoint in the first and second chorus, and for the closing melody line. I also did the George Martin trick where I wrote the melody backwards, played it , and reversed the “tape” for the instrumental solo after the bridge.

Real Tracks
2478 Bass, Acoustic, Held
2934 Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkySync8thsFi
1275 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopUpliftHeld
1267 Synth Pad, PopShining
1030 Guitar, 12-String Electric, Fingerpicking
RealDrums-NashvilleEven8^1-SideStick,Ride
2364 Synth, ElectroFlutes, Rhythm Pop
3197 Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopBalladMellowBrent
RealDrums-EuroDance^1-BassClp,BassSnr
2578 Bass, Synth, RetroPop Ev16
2306 Synth, Rhythm BubblegumPopAccentSynth
2507 String Quartet, Rhythm PopEvenChamber
2973 Synth, Rhythm DancehallPercussive

Posted at 12:52 PM

January 21, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 614 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 614 is available!

Learn more and download now...

Summary of changes for build 614:
Fixed: Songs would not save plugins on tracks that had a Hi-Q patch selected previously.
Fixed: Hi-Q Patches would not load if the Sforzando VSTi was not in the VSTi plugin list.
Fixed: The Sforzando VSTi was not automatically being added to the VSTi plugin list during bootup (64 bit only).
Fixed: Loading the Hi-Q patch "Hi-Q 040 01 Synth, Analog, FatBass Sforzando" would cause an access violation error.
Fixed: Track Settings > Set Track offset [0] was not working properly.
Fixed: Importing MusicXML files was failing to include melody notes and lyrics.

VST DAW Plugin 1.10.4 fixes:
Improved: Generation is much faster, at least 4X.
Added: Notification dialog when generation is complete, and a setting to toggle this on/off.
Added: 32-Bit AAX plugin for Pro Tools 10.
Fixed: Soloist not generating on first attempt.
Fixed: MIDI tracks could be rendered at wrong tempo in the Master.
Fixed: Multiriff playback and bar highlighting
Added: Much faster MIDI renders: "No MIDI Renders" option in Custom Generate menu. If this is selected, any MIDI tracks will be left as MIDI and not rendered to wave which takes time.

Posted at 12:45 PM

January 16, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 613 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 613 is available!

Learn more and download now...

Summary of changes:
Fixed: Exporting MP3 files would fail if using the 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, and Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: Some audio export error messages were blank.
Fixed: The 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box was not working with jBridge for loading 32 bit VST plugins.
Fixed: If using the Lyric Document window, there will be an access violation when saving the song (64 bit only).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would freeze when rendering to audio if there was no default synth selected, and "Use DXi/VSTi Snth" was enabled.
Fixed: The 64 bit version should use "MaxPluginsToScan64.txt" instead of sharing "MaxPluginsToScan.txt" with the 32 bit version

This patch will update Band-in-a-Box® 2019 to Build 613 from any previous 2019 build.

Posted at 03:14 PM

January 16, 2019 User Showcase Song - Because of You

I made this blues song couple of years ago, but so far I have thought I don't have capacity to sing it. But for the start of the new year, I tried how it would sound with my voice. Fortunately I had a good day and I managed to sing in tune most of the time. Naturally, there are still issues with pronunciation and essing, but the end result is IMO good enough for publishing on this friendly forum smile

https://soundcloud.com/popfinger/because-of-you

The arrangement is based on the _ANGUISH.STY style, but I have added acoustic guitars, piano and organ.

RealDrums: BluesRock128
RealTracks:
Acoustic guitar #536, #2674
Electric guitar #1923, #1924, #2686 (solo)
Electric bass #1922
Organ: 2734
Acoustic Piano #2368

Posted at 03:02 PM

January 16, 2019 Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows® Download and Installation Tutorial

If you've purchased Band-in-a-Box® and want to download it to get started right away - make sure you check out our latest video for assistance! Click here to watch...

Posted at 03:00 PM

January 16, 2019 RealBand® 2019 New Features Video!

Learn more about the new RealBand® 2019 features with our RealBand® 2019 New Features Overview Video: Click here...

RealBand® is included in all Band-in-a-Box® for Windows purchases!

Posted at 09:46 AM

January 15, 2019 Hurry.... Our Xtra Styles PAK Sale Ends January 15th!

JANUARY 15TH is the last day of our Xtra Styles PAK Sale!

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... and it ends January 15th! 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!

Review all the different Xtra Styles PAKs at:
Mac: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=mac
Windows: www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

Posted at 01:49 PM

January 15, 2019 This is it! It's the last day to Save Up To 50% on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrades!

JANUARY 15TH IS THE LAST DAY TO SAVE UP TO 50% OFF BAND-IN-A-BOX UPGRADES!

We recently 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 January 15th - save up to 50% 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

Posted at 01:46 PM

January 13, 2019 User Showcase Song - It's So Hard

My New Year's resolution is get back to writing and to listening to all the great songs on here.

https://soundcloud.com/music-prof/its-so-hard

So, trying to hit the ground running in 2019, here's a bit of good old Rock & Roll.
The Sax, Harmonica and Piano are all RTs, whilst I'm playing the guitars and bass.
The drums are samples programmed-up using a midi VST sample player. The project kicked off
in PowerTracks for the guitars and then moved to Realband to add the RTs. Finally, it was back
into PowerTracks to track-up the vocals and then to mix.

Posted at 11:25 AM

January 13, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 612 Available

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users... Build 612 is available!

It includes the VST DAW Plugin patch too!!!

Learn more and download now...

Summary of changes:
Fixed: Songs would not load or save VST data if larger than 1 megabyte, displaying flash message error "VST/FX data is too large to save".
Fixed: It was not possible to use the N key while entering note based lyrics in the Notation window.
Fixed: Recorded MIDI would be erased if also recording audio.
Fixed: The MIDI Driver dialog would not show the selected VSTi or DXi synth after choosing one in the Plugins window.
Updated: PDF and help file documentation.

Band-in-a-Box VST DAW Plugin 1.9.28 fixes:
There are lots of significant fixes and additions in this patch, especially related to some single track operations not working.

Fixed: Right-clicking generate bass track generated all individual tracks
Fixed: StylePicker, RealTracks Picker, and other style and instrument selection windows would sometimes open behind the main window, requiring you to alt+tab to see them.
Fixed: Loading demo from StylePicker or loading a song when a special track was already present sometimes added an extra RealTracks (special track) to page 2
Fixed: Output directory error.
Fixed: BBW sometimes not receiving message when run as administrator. This would cause some actions to hang or not work at all.
Fixed: Skip grey bars when moving selector through chordsheet.
Fixed: Dragging tracks into Reason would sometimes give a 'Not found' error message.
Fixed: AAX Plugin was not being recognized by Pro Tools.
Fixed: Problem scrolling chord table when crossing PartMarker during highlight.
Fixed: Repaint problem in Reason (possibly other DAWs).
Fixed: Some opened BB songs with realcharts on a frozen track would cause an access violation.
Added: Detailed log file written in BB Data folder bbw4exe_pluginLog.txt.
Fixed: Generation of single tracks would hang the program if the bb folder contained the file MaxPluginsToScan.txt containing Max=0. This file should not normally be present except in rare cases where a DX plugin scan failed.
Added: VST2 FX 32-bit version.
Improved: Installer has options for installing all plugin types. All files are now digitally signed.

Posted at 11:20 AM

January 13, 2019 Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Pro Tools®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Pro Tools® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

Posted at 11:18 AM

January 13, 2019 Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in PreSonus® Studio One®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in PreSonus® Studio One® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

Posted at 11:18 AM

January 11, 2019 User Showcase Song - The Blues Won't Let You Down

Title: The Blues Won’t Let You Down DJE 01/06/2019

https://soundcloud.com/belladonna-amaya/the-blues-wont-let-you-down-1

PopBlue Poppy Blue Groove
Thanks in advance for listening!

Posted at 10:05 AM

January 11, 2019 Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Reason®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Reason® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

Posted at 10:03 AM

January 10, 2019 User Showcase Song - Closer Than a Tattoo

Pop Rock nostalgia.

https://soundcloud.com/user-564042721/closer-than-a-tattoo

RealTracks in song: 1523:Bass, Electric, PowerPop Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1535:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPowerPushA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1526:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerPushA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in song 2667 Pedal Steel Background Dreamy
RealTracks in song: 1526:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerPushA-B Ev 120
RealDrums in song Praise Worship Shine

Posted at 09:30 AM

January 10, 2019 Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Ableton Live®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Ableton Live® - Watch now...

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here, or check out the YouTube Playlist.

Posted at 09:25 AM

January 09, 2019 User Showcase Song - Our Good Old Days

Were the good old days so good?

https://soundcloud.com/mootsman/our-good-old-days

Our brother-in-law wrote what has become the definitive book on child labor (Child Labor: An American History - he later edited a large volume on world wide child labor). While recently reflecting on the book I wrote what is now the third verse of this song which then lead to four additional "verse vignettes" of the “good” days.

Thinking I might be on to something I asked floyd if he’d like to join in. He tweaked and polished my roughed out verses, rewrote the refrain and sent us a melody. After working together on the arrangement and mix this is the result. Oh, and floyd also added some fine harmony to Janice’s vocal smile

Comments are welcome. Thanks for your time to listen.

Lead vocal: Janice / Rodes NT1 > Scarlett 212 > Logic Pro X > Nectar 2
Harmony vocal: floyd / Nectar 2
Bass: RT 2474 Acoustic Held / Neutron 2
Guitar: RT 2879 Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSparseSlow
Pedal Steel: RT 2666 Rhythm LushChordsSlow
Guitar: RT 1037 Acoustic, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad / Waves CLA Unplugged
Drums: RD AmericanaRoots / Waves CLA Drums
Drums: Doubled snare from above RD file / Waves CLA Drums
Shaker: Logic Pro loop / EMT 140 Reverb sim

The bass, steel and drum tracks were comped from multiple BiaB regens

Mix: Logic Pro X
Mastering: Low end EQ shelf > Waves LinMB > Ozone 8 Adv Imager > Ozone 8 Adv Maximizer

Posted at 08:28 AM

January 09, 2019 Video - the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in FL Studio®

Check out our latest video that demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in FL Studio® - Watch now...

This is just the first half - more to come!

View all of our the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin videos here.

Posted at 07:51 AM

January 08, 2019 User Showcase Song - Yes I Do

I conceived the song to be duet, but my singing partner never showed
so I changed some "Is & Mes" and rewrote it for a solo performance.
Hope you enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYbDzqWE4hM

Technical Stuff:
Yes I Do.MGU
BLANK2s.STY
Added RealTrack: 522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120

Posted at 09:40 AM

January 08, 2019 49 of Your Problems Solved with Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019, we have a lot of new features, 202 RealTracks and more!

We get the ideas for the new features and new RealTracks from our users. There are several sources, our Wishlist and general forum, support phone calls, trade shows, etc. In most cases, customers are not describing a new feature – they are describing a problem they have that they would like to have solved.

This is a list of our features and additions in Band-in-a-Box® 2019, presented from a unique perspective. It is from this customer list of "problems they would like solved." These are not exact quotes, they are paraphrased from our discussions with our customers. They explain what problems and requests they discussed with us, that resulted in the various new features and RealTracks. Hopefully this answers the question "why did you add this feature/content?"

So, without further ado, here are the 49 requests/problems that we (hopefully) have solved with the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019: 49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box® 2019.

We hope that many of them are relevant to you as well. And please keep suggesting new ones, we appreciate that.

Posted at 09:32 AM

January 02, 2019 The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® special is EXTENDED until January 15th!!!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® special is EXTENDED until January 15th!!! Save up to 50% on your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade when you order before then!

The brand-new 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows includes 64 new features, 202 new RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Low Man" and Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, RealDrums transcriptions, MIDI Styles, 40 additional "Bonus" RealTracks, and the new Xtra Styles PAK 6!

We've also packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons - check it out at: https://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.bonuspaks_2019.htm. The Free Bonus PAK is included with most* Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows purchases during our special!

Visit http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm to review the different purchase options. To summarize:

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

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

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK+ with RealBand $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 the Songs & Lessons PAK. The UltraPAK+ includes the Songs & Lessons PAK that has a ton of additional add-ons for Band-in-a-Box® like the MIDI Essential Riffs and Phrases Series, All of our MIDI Fakebooks, 200 Folk Songs, Instrumental Studies & much more! Learn more about the Songs & Lessons PAK at: https://www.pgmusic.com/addons.songsandlessons.php?os=win

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

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

*The $49 purchase option for the Pro "2019 Program Update from Version 2018" includes the version 2019 program updates only. It does not include the Free Bonus PAK, any RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks or other Add-ons.*

Posted at 01:31 PM

January 01, 2019 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at PG Music!

We would like to thank you for all your support and wish you a very happy 2019!

From all the PG Team!

Posted at 09:35 AM

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