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June 28, 2019 User Showcase Song - Lovers' Leap

A "classic Country duet".

So, I asked my classy Country duet partner to join me for this...

https://soundcloud.com/fjsongs/lovers-leap-w-janice-merritt

The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2448:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2066:Piano, Rhythm NewAgeAnswers Ev16 110
(rendered using 4Front TruePianos)
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Duet Partner: Janice Merritt
(Janice's vocal was recorded and processed by Bud Merritt)

We hope you enjoy it.

Posted at 07:35 AM

June 28, 2019 Happy Canada Day (July 1st) - Limited Hours

Monday July 1st is Canada Day! Although our Customer Service Department will be open, we have limited hours that day:

Sales line and Live Help: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Tech line: Closed

Our hours will return to normal on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Posted at 07:27 AM

June 27, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® in 11 Languages!

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows available in languages other than English? It's true - we have 10 other languages available for Band-in-a-Box® 2019! Head to www.bandinabox.com and you'll see a list of all our language options! This list can also be accessed by clicking on the "English EN" near the top right corner of our website.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows language options:
Danish | Dutch | French | German | Italian | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish | Swedish

Already have the English version, and want a different language? Reach out to our Customer Service Team with your request and you'll be running your preferred language in no time at all!

Posted at 01:39 PM

June 27, 2019 User Showcase Song - Indian Walk

A composition from a guitarist friend who's playing days are sadly now over due to serious ill health. I have his permission to use this tune.
Arranged by me in a "Shadows" 'red Indian genre' style. I hope you enjoy it!

https://app.box.com/s/fxwh80q77xbs13stsrq8y2sua7hlaqh9

AND for those who like their Rhythm guitar to be louder in the Mix - this is just for you: https://app.box.com/s/1p8ueg50syfr2ek1pwc5thd18a7itxn9

BIAB tracks. My thanks to Pipeline for telling me how to get 2 drum tracks on one SGU!
Tracks on SGU:
RealTracks in song: 1174:Bass, Electric, PopCalypso Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 1175:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm PopCalypso Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 1175:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm PopCalypso Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 1278:Synth Pad, PopUplift Ev 120
RealDrums [in Song:CongasEv8[single]: a: More High Congab: More Low Conga
RealDrums [in Song:PopRock16ths^04-a:Sidestick, HiHat, b:Snare, Ride

Main guitar is my hand built Alan Brason Strat with Kinman FV pickups. Infills and harmony from my $120 Harley-Benton ST-62 budget Strat.

Posted at 01:07 PM

June 25, 2019 Train Your Ear with the Band-in-a-Box® Ear Training Window!

Head to the Practice Window in Band-in-a-Box® and you'll be able to access the "Ear Training Window - Chord Tutor" feature within the program. You can also access this using the keyboard command Ctrl+Shift+J.

The Ear Training tutor is a great way to learn to "play-by-ear" - the program will play a chord, and you'll identify it... it's that easy! (or difficult, depending on how well you know your chords!) Plus, your score can be tracked so that you can record your progress. It's never too late to learn!

Although this video is based on an older version of Band-in-a-Box®, it is still accurate - so check out this feature in action here. (or, load the program and give it a try!)

Read more about this feature within our Online Manual, here.

#trainingtuesday

Posted at 11:23 AM

June 25, 2019 User Showcase Song - Love That Never Dies

My dad passed away almost 12 years ago. He was a wonderful father. I don't really remember that many of the gifts he gave me (although he gave me a lot.) But I will always remember how much he loved me. He constantly reminded me of how much he loved me, no matter what we ever were going through. I just finished writing this song as a tribute to him for Father's Day. I know many of us on this forum have parents that have passed, and I hope this song will touch you and help you this Father's Day.

Video: https://youtu.be/njpOFsHZGgE
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/stephenwyoung/love-that-never-dies

I played the piano and strings using various softsynths. The piano is actually 2 layered sounds both from Native Instruments (Grandeur and Gentleman), and the strings are a combination of Native's Session Strings and Logic Pro X strings. There is also Native's Vintage Organ in there. The rest are RealTracks...

RealTracks in song: ~2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~367:Guitar, Electric, Background Dreamy Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2028:Fiddle, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 065

Posted at 10:53 AM

June 24, 2019 User Showcase Song - Moon Light

hi guys started this in biab with medalist then to banlab me on solo thanks for taking time to listen!

https://www.bandlab.com/fmmfmm/moon-light-4d992557

Style is _DEPTHS.STY (The Depths Smooth Jazz)
RealTracks in style: ~1636:Bass, Electric, JazzFunkBreezy Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 912:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothPoppy Ev16 090
RealTracks in style: 1236:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SmoothJazzPoppy Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: ~673:Organ, B3, Background Blues BB Ev 085
RealDrums [in style:SmoothJazzPoppy-4-XStHiHt,SnrHHt [Multi]

Posted at 01:35 PM

June 24, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® Program Manuals - Online Resource

Did you know that you can view both a PDF & an online program manual for Band-in-a-Box® 2017-2019 (and RealBand 2018-2019) on our support page? It's a quick and handy way to look up feature explanations, tutorials, and other resources without having to locate your physical manual or the PDF in your BB folder!

Learn more here.

Posted at 01:30 PM

June 21, 2019 User Showcase Song - Lost for Words

Here's my latest musical offering for the User Showcase: soundcloud.com/user-952388172/lost-for-words

The melody features French oboe, piano and lead guitar and there are some lovely background guitar touches from Michael Thompson (RT1637:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkBreezyChords Ev16 07).
The rhythm section also includes:
RT2262:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 80sPopBallad Ev 085
RT1610:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 110
RT701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealDrums-JazzFunkPop (variations)

Posted at 07:43 AM

June 20, 2019 Russian Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is Here!

Вас приветствует Band-in-a-Box® 2019 для Windows®!

Band-in-a-Box® c RealBand 2019: все пакеты

Band-in-a-Box® и RealBand 2019 для Windows : новых функций

Posted at 12:21 PM

June 20, 2019 User Showcase Song - Fake

I thought I wouldn't write any more for a while, but ... life happens and one does. A brief one from me, this time.

Fake https://jamesdelsono.bandcamp.com/track/fake

P.S. before the producers on here tell me I've left too much lip noise, background noise, etc., on the song ... this time, it's all been done on purpose. One take, all "as it was taken". The song's name is "Fake", after all ... so I wanted a true take, as it were - "warts an' all", if only to make somewhat of a point about fakeness and what is true in general. Perhaps over-pretentious, etc., but there you go :-)

Genuine thanks for listening - and feedback, as always, is very welcome.

Style is _PROMISP.STY (Pop Promise Piano & Electric Gui)

RealTracks in style: ~387:Bass, Electric, Metal Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1690:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1686:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseCrispA-B Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1689:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseGrittyA-B Ev16 100
RealDrums [in style:PopPromiseEv16^1-a: Snare on 4, HiHat , b: Snare, Open HiHat

Posted at 12:18 PM

June 18, 2019 User Showcase Song - Don't Come Over

Hi all. Had some fun with this great style. (POKEY.STY Pokey Pickin' Rockabilly Swing) I put some distortion on the "don't come round" vocal.

https://soundcloud.com/ironbarkbob/dont-come-over

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Untitled Song
File:Dont come over.SGU
Key=Dm , Tempo 180, Length (m:s)=2:49
4 bar intro, 120 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 124. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,RealDrums Changes,
Style is _POKEY.STY (Pokey Pickin' Rockabilly Swing)
RealTracks in style: 2907:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
RealTracks in style: ~2401:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm RockabillyJiveKevin Sw 190
RealTracks in style: ~815:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Western Swing Sw 190
RealTracks in style: 3298:Guitar, Electric, Soloist ChickenPickinWesternSwingJohnny Sw 165
RealDrums [in style:RockabillySwing^02-a:Tom, b:Shaker
Mixed with Studio One. Vocals my self

Posted at 01:07 PM

June 17, 2019 User Showcase Song - I Saw You Dance Last Summer

Want to celebrate summertime with this tune... and show that minor chords can be used in a happy context too...

I hope you enjoy this track! soundcloud.com/user-656274325/i-saw-you-dance-last-summer

RealTracks used:
2325: Bass
1262: Piano
RealDrums: RetroPop
2556: Acoustic guitar
1265: Synth Pad
1950: Solo Piano
1540: Guitar soloist

Posted at 09:53 AM

June 17, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - JAWS Screen Reader Announcement!

For anyone that uses the screen reader program JAWS (Job Access with Speech), the scripts for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows is ready for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions!

Learn more about these JAWS scripts here.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Peter Torpey for all his hard work on these scripts - we really couldn't do this without him!

Posted at 09:46 AM

June 07, 2019 User Showcase Song - To Catch a Magpie

Magpies, being of the crafty crow family, are featured in folklore in many cultures representing everything from good luck to disaster. I grew up learning they are accomplished thieves with an eye for bright and pretty things left unattended.
The repeating nursery rhyme is well known in the UK.

https://soundcloud.com/user-564042721/to-catch-a-magpie

Style is _BUGGANE.STY (Buggane Celtic Cello Slow Waltz)

RealTracks in style: 777:Bass, Acoustic, PopWaltz Ev 085 (A:simple)
RealTracks in style: 2865:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticSlowWaltzDave Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 2936:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking FolkWaltzFintan Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 3263:Cello, Rhythm CelticReelChoppingSyncNatalie Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: 3268:Cello, Background CelticWaltzNatalie Ev 100
RealDrums [in style:PopWaltzEven8^7-a,b:Brushes, Sidestick
loops: ankle bells/bodhran

Posted at 08:55 AM

June 07, 2019 Video - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows: Exporting MIDI

Learn how to export MIDI when you watch our latest video: Exporting MIDI.

Posted at 08:49 AM

June 06, 2019 User Showcase Song - How Tough Are You

For those who will listen and comment, thank you

High praises to Country Andy

https://soundcloud.com/kfl44/how-tough-are-you-3

How Tough Are You
© 2019 Kenny Leverett

Bass: 2877 Americana Slow
Drums: Americana Roots
Piano: 910 Elec. Smooth Ballad
Guitar: 3113 Nylon Fingerpicking
Fiddle: 2028 Country Andy

Posted at 08:30 AM

June 04, 2019 User Showcase Song - She Remembers

After watching a documentery on school bullys and bullys in the workplace,this song wrote its self. hope you enjoy.
https://soundcloud.com/brad-stevens-uk/she-remembers

Spender@2019
Style is _OLDTALE.STY (Old Tale Folk Country Ballad)
RealTracks in style: 1592:Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~897:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm FolkRock Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: ~369:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 1596:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 1542:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 2335:String Quartet, Rhythm PopHall Ev 085
RealDrums in style: NashvilleBrushesBalladPushEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes

Posted at 12:24 PM

June 04, 2019 Video - Custom Endings (Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows)

You can create your own custom endings within Band-in-a-Box® - just head to your song settings! Anthony explains how to adjust the settings so that your song ending is customized... watch it now: click here.

Read more about Custom Endings in the online manual, here.

Posted at 12:20 PM

June 03, 2019 User Showcase Song - Distant Echoes

If you can not tolerate slightly depressing song, I suggest moving to the the next post.

https://soundcloud.com/xabarovskiy-krai/distant-echoes

Inspired by a recent song by Ray & Torrey, I decided to write a song long due.
...Once I met a man from former Soviet republic. From our casual
conversation, I understood that he was collaborating with Nazi
during WWII. It was not what he said...but what he didn't say that made me
quite uncomfortable. For a long time, this subject had hunted me, so
finally I was able to express it musically/verbally. Critique is always welcomed. Thank you for listening!

BIAB:
366: Bass Electric
686: Organ
RealDrums: CountryEven16
1004: Guitar, 12 string
2495: Pino Electric
2890: Accordion
3242: Vihuela

parts of Hitler/Stalin speeches.
Recorded and mixed in Cakewalk.

Posted at 12:16 PM

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