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September 20, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Speed Thrills!

We're excited to say that all Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac UltraPAK and UltraPAK+ orders ship on a USB 3.0 hard drive!

What does this mean? Faster hard drive transfer rates will enhance the program operations (faster time to generate tracks, reduced audio artifacts) and offer faster transfer speeds (typically up to 3x faster)!

Order your Hard Drive Upgrade during our special (ends Oct 15) and SAVE!

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

Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK+ $569
Upgrade from Version 2018: $179
Upgrade from Version 2017 or earlier or crossgrade: $199

Note: The difference between the UltraPAK and the UltraPAK+ is that the Songs & Lessons PAK is included in the UltraPAK+ package.

Posted at 12:55 PM

September 20, 2019 User Showcase Song - Another Lover

https://soundcloud.com/user-770148857/another-lover"

RTs: bass 464, guitar 2826, alto 2140, soprano sax 2413, bossa brushes. Vocals by Sam Ford of fiverr

Lyrics...

Posted at 12:51 PM

September 19, 2019 The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Bonus PAKs!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac during our special (which ends October 15th), 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 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!
Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac® - 49-PAK Overview

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 08:50 AM

September 19, 2019 User Showcase Song - Trip to Norway

Talking about Norway, that most beautiful country of my ancestors, I just
finished an mp3 which I am displaying for you here:
http://soundcloud.com/user-337827005/trip-to-norway

Recorded with mixcraft pro 8, comp and rev used.
The Style used is:_PUPLIFT.STY and the instros used are:
Bass: 1268, Synth Pad:1278, Drums: RD:s Praise Worship Uptempo
Guitar 1: 1272, Guitar 2: 1853, Guitar 3:1260 soloist
Vocal Aahs: 3063

Posted at 08:40 AM

September 18, 2019 Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Special Extended!

Customers LOVE the new Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019, so why would we end our special so soon?

The answer: We're not going to! We've extended our Xtra Styles PAK special to October 15th - so there's still time to add 164 new RealStyles to your collection for just $29!

In fact, we've put all of our earlier Xtra Styles PAKs (1-6) on sale for just $29 each until October 15th, and always offer specific genre for just $15 each.

For more information and to listen to demos, click here!

Posted at 02:02 PM

September 18, 2019 User Showcase Song - A Road With New Horizons

I wrote this back in 2012. A couple of months ago, I re-did the vocals and looked at what new Realtracks today's BIAB has that might enliven my previous production. Today, I also have a number of plugins that I did not have back in 2012 when the first mix was done. So, armed with all that 2019 has to offer, I set about renovating. Here is where it led me...

https://soundcloud.com/noel-adams/road-with-new-horizons

The Production

Instruments
1036: Electric Bass
1037: Acoustic Guitar
1540: Solo Electric Guitar
1599: Rhythm Electric Guitar
1600: Hi-Str Acoustic Guitar
2542: Pedal Steel
0688: Organ
Drums: NashvilleEv16^5

Effects
Bass: CLA Signature Series - Bass
Drums: CLA Signature Series - Drums
Vocals: Nectar 2, Reaper Slapback Delay
Electric Guitar (RT1599): MAutopan
Mix: Ozone 8

Loops (1599 E/Guitar)
I used BIAB to generate variations of individual chords. With these chords, I then selected those that suited me best and used them to create loops in Reaper. The distortion rhythm guitar in the choruses, is assembled using these loops.

Posted at 01:54 PM

September 17, 2019 User Showcase Song - Bitter Pill

A little Bitter Pill to end a relationship.

https://soundcloud.com/user-98254366/bitter-pill-soundcloud

Leon – Lyric & Vocal

I played guitar (and sang a little) – thanks to Brent Mason for trading licks with me at the end.

The Rest Of The Band:
RealTracks in song: ~2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2854:Harmonica, Background CountryBalladJellyRoll Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2816:Guitar, Electric, Soloist SmoothSoulSlowBrent Ev 085
RealDrums [in Song:Soul60sEv^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 08:31 AM

September 17, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac New Features Video!

Want to learn all about the new features in our just-released Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac? Check out our latest video:
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac®! New! All 64 bit program, VST/AU 64 bit plugin, 202 RealTracks & more!

Jump to the feature you'd like to learn about the most by choosing from the table of contents, listed in the video description, or here.

Posted at 08:28 AM

September 16, 2019 User Showcase Song - Ode to a Minor

Has been raining allot here lately an summer is just about done here. So feeling a little blue. This one is called "Ode to a Minor" - Hope you like it.
https://soundcloud.com/scottt709/ode-to-a-minor

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Ode to a Minor
File:Ode to a Minor.SGU
Key=Gm , Tempo 75, Length (m:s)=2:08
No intro. 12 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 12. Repeat x3 choruses
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is M_BLZ128.STY (Slow 12/8 Bluesy Band w/ Piano)
PianoCustom Synth is Hi-Q 001 01 Piano, Acoustic, Grand Sforzando.tgs
RealTracks in style: 533:Bass, Electric, 12-8 Crystal Sw 065
MIDI SuperTracks in style: 1886:Piano, Solo-Accompaniment Bluesy12-8John Sw 060
RealTracks in style: ~526:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Hank Sw 065
RealTracks in song: 2734:Organ, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065
RealDrums [in style:Nashville128^06-a:HiHat, b:Ride
*******************
Guitar: Les Paul Amp is a Marshall
Effects Eventide H9 JHS Archer(Klon Clone) Boss CS-2

Posted at 01:44 PM

September 16, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Upgrade Today and Save Up To 50%!

Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac with 64+ new features (64-bit!!!!), 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 7!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until October 15, 2019 - save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac 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 Mac 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 packages page for all the purchase options available, or visit this discussion on our Band-in-a-Box® for Mac forum.

Posted at 09:19 AM

September 13, 2019 Video - 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac we also released 202 NEW RealTracks (in Sets 301-328)!

Listen to all the individual demos here, or watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - 202 New RealTracks Overview Video here

Get all 202 new RealTracks when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade, on sale until October 15th!

Posted at 01:57 PM

September 13, 2019 User Showcase Song - Like a Woman Feels

On 50 90 I was approached by Tony McGlinchey to have a look at his lyrics to see if there was anything I fancied putting to music. The title of this one immediately caught my eye because, in South Africa, we have recently been experiencing the scourge of gender-based violence so this lyric was quite topical.

soundcloud.com/joannecoopersa/like-a-woman-feels-with-lyrics-by-tony-mcglinchey

The tracks:
RealTracks in style: ~2320:Bass, Acoustic, JazzWaltzRonHeld Sw 140
RealTracks in style: ~1431:Pedal Steel, Rhythm PopWaltz Ev 180
RealTracks in style: 900:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming FolkRockWaltz Ev 150
RealTracks in style: 1108:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking BluegrassWaltz Ev 140
RealDrums [in style:PopRockWaltzBrushesEv: a: Brushes b: PopRockWaltzBrushesEv
RT994:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryWaltzGrittyStrum Sw 14
RT860:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockWaltzSustainA-B Ev 14

Posted at 01:48 PM

September 12, 2019 User Showcase Song - The Scene

Here's a song I wrote several years ago - this rendition features fresh instumentation, a new vocal and vinyl processing with Ozone.
https://soundcloud.com/user-157357144/the-scene

All BIAB Tracks:
995: Bass, Electric, HardRockLa Ev 120
629: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanDirty Ev 120
693: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming AcRockBright Ev 120
2534: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, HeldChords
699: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120
1169: Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent Ev 120
RealDrums: RockModernSync Ev16
Loop: Other/Scratch - Phrasescatch 100a Ev16

Posted at 01:22 PM

September 12, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac.

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac there are a lot of new features, 202 RealTracks, and more. We get 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.

Here is a list of our features and additions in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac, 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. We hope that many of them are relevant to you as well. And please keep suggesting new ones, we appreciate that.

Q. Almost all of my music apps are 64 bit, as is my Mac OS. But Band-in-a-Box® is 32 bit. And Apple's next OS, Catalina 10.15 is set to be released in October 2019 (the beta is available now), and that won't even run 32-bit apps! Can you make a 64 bit version?
A. Yes, we’ve done this with Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac. The app is 64 bit and the executable name is still Band-in-a-Box®.app (if you have an older 32-bit version it will get automatically renamed during the install to Band-in-a-Box®-32bit.app ).

Q. I have 64 bit plugins that I want to use with Band-in-a-Box®. But they only work with 64 bit apps. Can I use them with Band-in-a-Box® 2019, without having to use any special software for this?
A. Yes, 64 bit Plugins work natively with the 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box® 2019. This means you can use your 64 bit plugins, including ones that use huge amounts of memory (more than 2GB).

Q. Does Band-in-a-Box® 2019 work on the latest OS, Catalina 10.15, as that has many changes?
A. Yes, Band-in-a-Box® 2019 is 64-bit and runs great on Catalina (and older OS's down to and including 10.6.8 Snow Leopard)

Q. I like Snow Leopard as an OS (10.6.8), will Band-in-a-Box® 2019 still run on that with all features working?
A. Yes, Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64 bit version runs great on older OS's including Snow Leopard, and has identical features and operation to the newer OS's

See the full list here!

Posted at 10:43 AM

September 11, 2019 User Showcase Song - Parts and Places

As I am nearing the end of my middle-aged years, I never know when I open my mouth in front of the mic, if it will come out butterscotch and cream, or burrs and thistles -- I think there is a song there -- especially during my allergy seasons of spring, summer, and fall. It was a struggle, but here it is, a little country-flavored, melodic verselet.
https://soundcloud.com/scott-schwarz-740132899/parts-and-places

RT:
RT 684 Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync
RealDrums-NashvilleEven8^5-HiHat,Rid
RT 2719 Guitar, Nylon, Fingerpicking
RT 405 Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming
RC3321 Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist RnBPopDblBrent

Mixed on Reaper, Nectar 3 Vocals, Ozone 8 Mastering

Posted at 02:02 PM

September 11, 2019 Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Mac is Here!

Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Mac is here! These work with the RealTracks & RealDrums in your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+ or Audiophile, and are a GREAT addition to your Band-in-a-Box® resources!

Listen to all the great new RealStyles in Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac: click here

Xtra Styles PAK 7 and all the Xtra Styles PAKs from 1 thru 6 are on sale for only $29 each during our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special! Learn more...

Posted at 02:00 PM

September 11, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac is HERE!

Attention Mac users...Band-in-a-Box® 2019 is HERE! https://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.htm

There are 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/AU/AAX Plugin of Band-in-a-Box, which you can use inside your favorite DAW (GarageBand, Logic, Reaper, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Ableton, PreSonus, etc.) to generate styles, RealTracks, RealDrums, Multi-Riffs, etc... 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 watch...

PLUS... During our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac release, we're offering some AMAZING upgrade pricing - save up to 50% 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: click here

Bonus PAKs: click here

Posted at 07:46 AM

September 09, 2019 User Showcase Song - I Can't Quit You

https://soundcloud.com/fjsongs/i-cant-quit-you

RealTracks in style: 784:Bass, Electric, PopCrossover Sw16 075
RealTracks in song: 1412:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
RealTracks in song: 2678:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesSw16GrooveBrent Sw16 085
RealTracks in song: 2686:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow12-8BrentSimple Sw 065
RealDrums in style: NashvilleSwing16^1-a:Snare, Hihat , b:Snare, Ride
Harmonies: the janettes (a bit of me, a whole bunch of Janice Merritt)
Lyrics

J&B - HUGE THANKS. As always...

Posted at 10:28 AM

September 03, 2019 User Showcase Song - "Waltzing Through A Dream"

Construction: The melody of the 3rd stanza came to me first - composed on descant recorder. I recorded an oboe version in "Reason" and then set about composing two counter-melodies for bells, piano and strings (as heard in stanzas 1 & 2). I saved my favourite part (oboe) for the last stanza.
The next task was to find a BIAB style with backing instruments that would fit. I would have preferred 'even' to 'swing' waltz, but beggars can't afford to be too fussy! I'm reasonably content with the overall effect and am beginning to like it better than the 2008 version (which was 100% midi).

https://soundcloud.com/user-427542889/waltzing-through-a-dream

BIAB Tracks: WHIMSY.STY (Whimsical Piano Waltz)
1122:Bass, Acoustic. CountryWaltz Sw 110
2049:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment Country WaltzJohn Sw 085
829:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Country Waltz SW 110
686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
-------------------------------------------------
Bells, Strings, Acoustic Grand Piano, Oboe = Propellerhead Reason 10.0
using Korg K61P midi keyboard.

Posted at 10:45 AM

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