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April 30, 2019 User Showcase Song - Wildflowers In Springtime

Wildflowers In Springtime (A Tom Adams Production)

Tom (tommyad) did all the heavy lifting on this one. He handled all of the production/mix/mastering, played guitar/steel, created the arrangement and wrote the lyric. Janice created the melody and sings. Bud engineered Janice’s vocal, took the photo and went along for the ride.

Thank you Tom for inviting Janice in on this! And thank you forum folks for your time to hopefully both listen and comment.

Recorded in Logic Pro X
Plugins: Nectar 2, Neutron 2, Ozone 8, Tonal Balance, Waves LinMB, Waves, L3-LL Multi Limiter, CLA Acoustic, Waves Vocal Rider, Waves Bass Rider

Janice Merritt: Vocal (Rodes NT1 > Scarlet 212 > Logic Pro X)
Tom Adams: Acoustic Guitar and Pedal Steel,

RealTracks in style: 777:Bass, Acoustic, PopWaltz Ev 085 (A:simple)
RealTracks in style: ~827:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Country Waltz Sw 110
Royalty Free Loops

Posted at 09:31 AM

April 30, 2019 Swedish Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 för Windows är här!

Vad är nytt

Posted at 09:22 AM

April 29, 2019 User Showcase Song - She's Gone

Here is a tongue in cheek experiment I put together a while back...
Hope you enjoy watching & listening...

Technical Info:
Song: Gone.MGU
Style: Gone.STY

Posted at 10:13 AM

April 29, 2019 Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows: Reduce and Expand Song Form

Learn more about the Reduce & Expand Song Form feature within Band-in-a-Box® for Windows with our latest video - click here to watch.

Posted at 10:12 AM

April 25, 2019 User Showcase Song - Way To A Woman's Heart

This seems to be my third song this year on this forum with 'woman' in the title. Pure coincidence, but tells where my inspiration has come from lately smile

I have had a vocaloid version of this on soundcloud for couple of years, but now I have finally sung it myself. The original arrangement sounded bit harsh so I had to find a softer but still rocking instruments. I was happy to find the combination of PopPepSquad drums and baritone guitars, BIAB fulfilled my wishes once again smile Unfortunately the baritone guitars don't have nice-sounding holds so I had to use filling guitars for those parts.

RealDrums: PopPepSquad

Electric bass #995
Baritone guitars #2499, #3164
Electric guitars #632, (hold #996 & #2352)
Electric guitar soloist #1722
Sax Tenor #715
Organ #671

MIDI: guitar riff (ST3)
Vocals by me
Mixed in Cakewalk by Bandlab

Posted at 01:02 PM

April 25, 2019 Italian Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 per Windows® è arrivato!

Band-in-a-Box® con RealBand 2019: Tutti Pacchetti
Nuove Caratteristiche

Posted at 12:56 PM

April 24, 2019 User Showcase Song - Cold Front

This is a new song called Cold Front:

All BIAB Tracks:
2474: Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 085
2914: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Folky16thsBrent Ev16 085
832: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm, AltCountryMoody Ev 075
Chorus Loop: Chillout/Chillout_dimensions_145
RealDrums: PopPromiseEv16 a:Snare on 4, HiHat, b: Snare

As always - thanks for listening!

Posted at 09:24 AM

April 24, 2019 Video - Search & Replace Chords in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Did you know you can Search & Replace Chords in Band-in-a-Box®? Watch this video to see how

Read even more about this feature within Chapter 6 of our Online Manual.

Posted at 09:23 AM

April 23, 2019 User Showcase Song - Bitten Twice

We had fun with this one!

The band:

RealTracks in song: ~701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~2505:Piano, Electric, HeldChords 085
RealTracks in song: 2194:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm CoolJazzPop Ev 085

Drums: EZDrummer2
I'm playing the guitar parts.

Mixed with Reaper, mastered with Ozone8

Posted at 09:08 AM

April 23, 2019 French Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Voici Band-in-a-Box® 2019 pour Windows®!

Band-in-a-Box® et RealBand 2019: Tous Packages
Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

Posted at 08:14 AM

April 22, 2019 User Showcase Song - Texas in My Bones

Just finished my first song! This is called Texas In My Bones, and you can't name a song that name, and it not be a country song. So here goes. Most of the backing is Band in a Box, along with some piano and organ played by me. I hope you enjoy this one.

Here are the RT's and RD's...
RealTracks in song: ~519:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3147:Mandola, Rhythm AmericanaFolk8thsAndy ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1604:Fiddle, Background Pop16ths Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 3171:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireEven Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2933:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking SongwriterFolkSlapQuinn Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2541:Pedal Steel, Background ModernPopCountry Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 3193:Guitar, Electric, Soloist WaltzMellowBrent Ev 120
RealDrums [in Song:AmericanaRoots16th^03-a:Kick, Sidestick, b:Toms

Posted at 11:26 AM

April 22, 2019 Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Acoustica® Mixcraft

This video demonstrates the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 VST DAW Plugin for Windows® in Acoustica® Mixcraft - click here to watch...

Posted at 10:14 AM

April 18, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 627 Available

An Update Patch is available to all Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows users - Build 627! Learn more here.

Summary of changes:
Fixed: Using an external plugin (from the menu Audio > Plugin) would always launch the plugin in English instead of the chosen language in Band-in-a-Box.

Posted at 11:55 AM

April 18, 2019 User Showcase Song - Hidin'

I am brand new here - this is Hidin'

518 bass
365 guitar
362 guitar
363 pedal steel
Nashville drums

My rhythm guitar is a Martin
Lead guitar is a Taylor
There is some reverb used

Posted at 07:43 AM

April 18, 2019 German Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 für Windows Deutsch ist verfügbar!

Was ist neu?

Posted at 07:32 AM

April 18, 2019 Holiday Hours - Happy Easter!

Our Easter Weekend hours are:

Customer Service:
April 19 - Good Friday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
April 20 - Saturday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8) (regular hours of operation)
April 21 - Easter Sunday: Closed.
April 22 - Easter Monday: 6:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8) (regular hours of operation)

Technical Service:
Closed April 19-21. (Will re-open Monday, April 22 at 10:00AM PST)

All of our hours list here.

Posted at 07:27 AM

April 17, 2019 User Showcase Song - Antigua Breeze

This is an instrumental Contemporary Jazz song. It's just me dreaming about being on a warm sandy beach with a gentle ocean breeze blowing on my face. Hopefully it makes someone happy

Drums FunkSync16thsPerc
Drums FunkSanFran
Bass 1769 Fretless Electric
Piano 2197 Electric Rhythm JazzRockHeld
Guitar 1436 Electric Rhythm JazzFunkGroovinMute
Trumpet 1071 Solist SmoothJazzPoppy
Trumpet 2113 Background R&B Ev 16

Godin nylon string guitar
Background vocals

Posted at 08:36 AM

April 17, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac Build 266 Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® for Mac users! Update your Version 2018 with our latest patch, Build 266 here!

Summary of changes:
Fixed: Pressing play might freeze the program if your song has no RealDrums selected and includes style changes at any bar.
Fixed: The Audio Devices window might freeze if re-selecting the same audio device.
Improved: If using unusual audio device settings (eg. bluetooth headphones with a very low sample rate), a warning message will be shown that directs the user to the macOS Audio Device window to adjust their settings.
Fixed: The file open dialog for choosing a custom RealTracks folder would fail.

Posted at 08:29 AM

April 16, 2019 Requested Video - Using the BB VST Plugin in RealBand!

Did you know that you can use the Band-in-a-Box® VST Plugin in RealBand (but you don't have to...)? Tobin explains this in detail with our latest video - Watch now...

Posted at 12:24 PM

April 16, 2019 User Showcase Song - TuneMonger

Thanks again to all for the great welcome and comments. I'm trying to listen and comment on the other great tracks here. In time, I hope to hear them all. Here's another, called "Custom Fit." It's early rock and roll.

The Band:
piano: 2353
guitar: 1696
sax: 2134
Stephane again on vox

Posted at 12:15 PM

April 16, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 626 Available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows customers can download the latest Band-in-a-Box patch update 626, which includes some updates to the VST DAW Plugin here.

There's a RealTracks Update too! Learn more and download this update here.

Summary of changes:

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 626:
Fixed: In the 64 bit version, PG DirectX plugins would not list any presets. The presets are shared with the 32 bit version, so saving and deleting should affect the same preset lists.
Fixed: The VU Meters window was not redrawing properly.
Fixed: Various access violation errors may occur in the StyleMaker.
Fixed: There was a spurious "Number is out of range" error message when leaving the Guitar Settings window.
Fixed: Program might freeze during bootup during "counting candidate plugins" process.
Updated: Help file, PDF docs (routine updates).

Summary of fixes for the VST DAW Plugin (1.14.2):
Fixed: B part markers was not starting on new line when opening saved song.
Added: Sending midi data to DAW.
Fixed: BBW connection status was too small. Now it is a Biab player silhouette in the bottom left corner.
Added: Unfold multiple choruses.
Added: "DEMO", "STOP", "PLAY" shortcuts to chord sheet.

RealTracks Update:
Fixed: All Bass RealTracks can now play the root for odd slash chords. This affects a large number of RealTracks. 108 RealTracks are updated with this patch.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockThrash (RT#641) previously would play nothing if "DI" was selected as the option in the RealTracks picker.
Fixed: Some demos had incorrect key info in the memos, which have been fixed. e.g. _USASLO.SGU. 15 demos updated.
Fixed: BM_CWLTZ demo previously had a Resonator Guitar solo, even though that's not part of the style.
Fixed: The groove section of the RealDrums picker was not displaying the full entry for the RealDrum. This has been corrected so full entries are now visable. Also, some typos fixed in DrumGroove descriptions, e.g. FunkSanFran.
Fixed: RT508:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dire Ev 085 was not playing minor chord endings properly
Fixed: RT2615: Bass, Electric, FunkPumpingQuarters Ev 100 was playing incorrect chords at certain parts.
Fixed: Mandolin, Soloist Country12-8Andy Sw 065 [Bluesy] #2178 played wrong audition demo.
Improved: The following RealTracks now have better riff selection and the transitions through phrases has Improved:
RT3257: Horn Section, Background BluesShuffle Sw 130
RT3258: Sax, Tenor, Background BluesShuffleGrowlyHigh Sw 130
RT3259: Sax, Tenor, Background BluesShuffleLow Sw 130
RT3260: Trumpet, Background BluesShuffle Sw 130
Fixed: The RealDrums FunkSwing switched from an open hihat in the B section to a Ride. This has been corrected so that the ride is now its own substyle.
Fixed: The RealDrums RockModernRnB^ was playing fills at random bars.
Improved: Transcriptions added for:
3238: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaBrazilRamon Ev 140
3209: Guitarron, MariachiRanchero Ev 120
3247:Guitar, Electric, Soloist FunkyBluesSol ev16 090
3050: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm SpanishTangoQuinn Ev 120
Improved: Simple versions added for:
3248: Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesShuffleSlowSol sw 100
3247:Guitar, Electric, Soloist FunkyBluesSol ev16 090
3048: Accordion, Rhythm TangoMusette Ev 100

Posted at 12:08 PM

April 10, 2019 User Showcase Song - Sheets Of Rain

A collaboration by forum users Christian, Misha, and Ray.

"Hi all, Here's another collaboration with Ray and Misha."

Singing : Misha
Lyrics : Ray Cochrane
Music : Christian Devienne

RD FunkHalfNotesSync
RT 2421 Acoustic Bass
RT 2951 Acoustic Guitar
RT 2923 Banjo
RT 3262 Cello
RT 3154 Fiddle
RT 618 Fiddle
RT 593 Fiddle

Listen on Soundcloud at

Posted at 03:09 PM

April 08, 2019 Video - Part 2 How to anticipate an eighth or a sixteenth note on any beat?

This is a continuation of the video on how to anticipate an eighth or a sixteenth note on any beat, but now we are including rests!

Watch the video

Posted at 03:34 PM

April 04, 2019 Video - How to anticipate an eighth or a sixteenth note on any beat?

We had a customer ask if you can anticipate an eighth or a sixteenth note on any beat. Yes, you can!

Tobin made up a quick video to show how this is done, so we thought we would share it for anyone else who would like to know how to do this.

Watch the video.

Posted at 03:28 PM

April 04, 2019 User Showcase Song - She's Come Around

By forum user floyd jane

"One of the truly great things about Band-In-A-Box is that allows you to create so many different styles and kinds of music. From simple, intimate indie-artist-style productions to big-commercial-style Pop, Rock or Country (just to name a couple). This would be on the 'bigger' end..."

RealTracks in style: 1268:Bass, Electric, PopUplift Ev16 120
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2102:Piano, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1272:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopUpliftSyncA-B Ev16 120
RealTracks in song: 1850:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningGrittyMuted Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 633:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanMuted Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 1530:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopPower Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 671:Organ, B3, Background Southern Ev 120
RealDrums in style: PraiseWorshipUptempo16^1-a:Snare, HiHat, Kick , b:Snare, Ride

Listen on Soundcloud at

Posted at 03:18 PM

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