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October 31, 2019 User Showcase Halloween Song - Help You Find The Reaper

https://soundcloud.com/user-327268453/help-you-find-the-reaper

Song for Halloween - tried to make a "spooky" vibe. Produced and mixed with Studio 1.
BIAB real tracks:
Real 2870 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticAirDave Ev 085
Real 2642 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Tango Ev 100
Real 3267 Cello, Background CelticAirFlowingNatalie Ev 085

Posted at 09:24 AM

October 31, 2019 Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Special Ends October 31st

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special ENDS TODAY!!!
Order before 11:59PM PDT to save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade... and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

It's a GREAT time to order your upgrade to Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Mac, which is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

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 Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

Posted at 09:05 AM

October 30, 2019 User Showcase Song - Don't Touch The Water

A Southern Fried Original using BIAB, Drums and Bass. Our guitars, featuring my new,but, used 1997 Peavey Delta Blues amp. Love it.

https://soundcloud.com/cliftondykes/dont-touch-the-water

Enjoy the song Cliff & Corey

Posted at 09:56 AM

October 30, 2019 The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Bonus PAKs Are Almost Gone!


Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac during our special (which ends October 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!

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

HURRY! OUR SPECIAL ENDS OCTOBER 31st!

Posted at 09:49 AM

October 29, 2019 User Showcase Song - Solitude

Here is the first song, we made with Band in a Box. Hope you like it. Please feel free to give us your feedback.

Solitude:https://soundcloud.com/rebecca-newcountry/solitude

Thanks.
Rebecca

Style is _MANPMGA.STY (Pop Country Ballade Mandoline)

RealTracks in Style: 1827:Bass, Elektro
RealTracks in Song: 2543:Pedal-Steel
RealTracks in Style: 1596:Gitarre, Akustik
RealTracks in Style: 1947:Mandoline
RealTracks in Song: 1835:Gitarre, Elektro
RealTracks in Song: 1579:Banjo
RealDrums in Song: Nashville128^01-a:SideStick, b:Ride

Posted at 07:51 AM

October 29, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 312 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac customers can download the latest FREE patch here.

Summary of changes for build 312:

Fixed: English should be used if the selected language resources are not available.
Fixed: Control+Click was not triggering a right click in various parts of the program.
Fixed: The audio track would go out of sync if opening the Audio Edit window during playback.
Fixed: RealDrums will not play if there is a .wma file in the RealDrums directory.
Fixed: The "Include Songs without Melodies" setting in the Jukebox options dialog was producing the opposite result.
Fixed: The Jukebox should default to the Songs directory if there are no songs in the previously used.
Fixed: The DAWPlugin window might disappear when the style is generating. This affects programs like Ableton Live, Cubase, and Studio One. directory.
Fixed: Options | Language Selection would cause "out of bounds" error if not using English version.

Posted at 07:45 AM

October 28, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Special Ends October 31st!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special is almost over! The special ends on October 31st - THAT'S THURSDAY!!! Until then, save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade... and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

It's a GREAT time to order your upgrade to Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Mac, which is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

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 Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Posted at 12:34 PM

October 28, 2019 User Showcase Song - My Millennial Masterpiece

This time a simple pop song about writing a perfect pop song smile Most likely it's not a perfect masterpiece, but maybe there is a hidden message how to write such thing wink To keep the length close to 3 minutes, there are no solos.

https://soundcloud.com/popfinger/my-millennial-masterpiece

RealDrums: Soul70sEv16
RealTracks:
VocalOohs #3064, #3069
Electric Bass #1398
Electric guitar #1398, #1236, #1401
Piano SynthLayer #1410
SynthPad #1543

Vocals by me
Mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab

Posted at 12:30 PM

October 24, 2019 User Showcase Song - I Live For The Weekend

Once again we are privileged to have Janice sing another one of our tunes.
It's always a treat to hear what Janice comes up with and how she transforms a song.

I Live For The Weekend

Lead & Backing Vocals - Janice Merritt
Lyrics - Leon
Bud Merritt - Recording Janice mix assistance & general support.
I played lead & rhythm guitars along with the other guys in the band.


The Band:
RealTracks in style: 2873:Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
RealTracks in song: 2734:Organ, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065
RealTracks in style: 2875:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaTremoloSlow128Colin Sw 040
RealTracks in style: 2874:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaGrittySlow128Brent Sw 040
RealTracks in song: ~2290:Horn Section, Rhythm SlowPop Ev16 065
RealDrums [in style:AmericanaSlow128^02-a:Kick Snare, b:Ride Snare

Some additional work was done on the horns.

Posted at 08:18 AM

October 24, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Installation and Setup FAQ Available!

Have some questions about the installation and setup of your new Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac? Head to our latest support page, Band-in-a-Box for Mac - Installation and Setup FAQ, where we answer the 20 most common questions.

Of course, you can also contact us directly! www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

Posted at 08:12 AM

October 23, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac UltraPAK and UltraPAK+ = USB 3.0!

Did you know that our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac UltraPAK and UltraPAK+ ship pre-installed on a USB 3.0 hard drive?! This means that the 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)!

Upgrade to the UltraPAK or UltraPAK+ during our special, and SAVE up to 50%! Learn more & order here.

Posted at 09:44 AM

October 23, 2019 User Showcase Song - Air 2019 - A JSB Variation

I recently listened to some very talented musicians playing a concert with Bach music and got inspired to make this piece. I hope you like it!

Air 2019 - A JSB Variation

RealTracks used:
RT2482
RT2718
RT1856
RT2718
RT2866
RT2863

Posted at 09:43 AM

October 22, 2019 User Showcase Song - Here's To You

This is more of a traditional style blues than what we have been doing lately: Here's To You

The Band:
RealTracks in song: ~572:Bass, Electric, Blues BB Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2905:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BrightBluesyPopColin Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2906:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm BluesyPopMike Ev 100
RealDrums in song:FunkHalfNoteSync: a: Snare, Kickb: Busy Kick

I'm playing the guitar leads and the rhythm guitar panned hard left during the bridge/chorus. I built the rhythm guitar track panned hard right using the UJAM VG-IRON VSTi.

Production Notes:
Mixed with Reaper and mastered using the vintage modules in Ozone 9
I used CLA Drums on the drum track, and CLA Unplugged on the piano.
Guitar is a strat through S-Gear and CLA Unplugged.
Vocals are processed with Nectar 3 and Waves Vocal rider, and sent to a separate reverb bus which uses the reverb section of Nectar 2

Posted at 01:22 PM

October 22, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 310 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac customers can download the latest FREE patch here.

Summary of changes for Version 2019 Build 310:
Fixed: Most menu items are blank if booting Band-in-a-Box in a non-English operating system.
Fixed: The guitar fretboard type would not switch based on the selected RealTracks (eg. display 4 strings for bass RealTracks).
Fixed: If the Bass track is selected while opening the Guitar window, then switching to a 6-string track will not display guide notes for all 6 strings.
Fixed: The [Play] [Stop] [+] [-] buttons in the StylePicker do not respond properly to mouse clicks.
Fixed: Redundant wording in the MIDI Track Picker dialog.
Fixed: The Jukebox should default to the Songs directory if no song is currently selected.
Fixed: The currently selected style should be selected and visible when opening the StylePicker.560256

Posted at 11:41 AM

October 21, 2019 Congratulations RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo!

RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo is at it again, adding the following to his awards library (he humbly refers to it as his 'Lifetime Achievement Type of award' - three now!) this past weekend: The Las Vegas International Accordion Convention's Honorary Conductor Award, recognizing his distinguished contribution to Accordion Music, education, and culture through Artistry and Performance - CONGRATULATIONS CORY!

With more than 20 RealTracks available (Sets 268, 292, 293, 306, 312, 313, and 314), you'll definitely find something you like from our RealTracks Artist Cory Pesaturo! Get them for $29 per set, or add them ALL when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile package.

Mac user? Click here.

Posted at 09:44 AM

October 21, 2019 User Showcase Song - Just a Dream

Some weeks back Dave Rice and I got to thinking it might be worth working on a second tune together . . . and this is the one we chose, a song Dave had written and recorded some years ago. I really liked Dave's original version, a sweet sounding county ballad . . . so rather than trying to recreate it, I thought I'd try to take this cover in a little different direction. For better or worse, that road led us to this version of the song. We hope you enjoy the listen (and I hope I did Dave's lovely song some degree of justice). Thanks in advance for your feedback.

https://soundcloud.com/user-913316932/just-a-dream
The band:
Drums: Rock Thrash Half Time Ev16^9
Bass: Real 1825, Electric, PopModern Groove Held
Guitar: Real 839, Pop Ballad Clean
Guitar: Real 639 Electric, Hard Rock Thrash
Guitar: Real 642 Electric, Hard Rock Thrash Hollow
Guitar (Lead): Real 2690 Slow 16ths Pop (Simple)
Piano: Real 2461, New Age Pretty
Synth: Real 2704 Cloud Rap Low Organ

Words and Music by Dave Rice
Vocals and Arrangement by DJ Lekich

Posted at 09:22 AM

October 18, 2019 Get your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Bonus PAK Today!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac during our special (which has been EXTENDED to October 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 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 11:37 AM

October 18, 2019 User Showcase Song - Pro Crastinator

This is actually the first song I wrote with Band In A Box, about 8 years ago. I decided it was due an update. So I completely redid it. The original was so dated, it had a reference to a Palm Pilot! smile So I re-wrote the lyrics, completely redid the instrumentation and vocals, and added some talk-over at the end. This is just a fun, tongue in cheek song. I hope you enjoy it!

Pro Crastinator - Lyric Video | SoundCloud Version

I played the organ parts. All the rest is RealTracks/RealDrums...

RealTracks in song:
~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
1726:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm HonkyTonkJohn Ev 120
1850:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningGrittyMuted Ev 120
845:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120 (A:sync)
2635:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBluesRockHigh Ev 110
2689:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBrentSimple Ev 120 (Simple)
RockHardKick^01-a:Closed Hat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare

Posted at 11:28 AM

October 17, 2019 User Showcase Song - Evil World

Evil World. A song written and sung by Daniel Jackson: Song - Evil World

Danny, is a good friend from back in the days I was playing in bands. We shared many stages together through several different bands. He is a mighty fine drummer. Lately, he has been playing a lot of acoustic guitar and writing a bunch of songs. He came to stay with me and my wife for 5 days, last week, in the woods, and we had the chance to put 3 songs to music in my studio.

This is the first one of those. Yes, he sang it in the lower part of his vocal range. It was the key he wrote it in and we decided to stay with that key.

The band is:

Danny on vocals
Herb Hartley on all guitars.... acoustic and lead.

Bass: 1191 Northern rock
Drums: pop rock sw 16
Dobro: 3133
Fiddle: 624 George ev
Piano: 904 Electric smooth cool

Posted at 10:40 AM

October 17, 2019 Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Special Extended!

The verdict is in, and everyone agrees that Xtra Styles PAK 7 is incredible!

There are 164 unbelievable new RealStyles that await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some surprising new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.

The possibilities seem endless with these fully-produced styles, like atmospheric folk, Western swing chicken pickin', dreamy Southern rock, smooth jazz with world percussion, Brazilian samba, acoustic grunge, and '90s R&B. We've even included two great new MultiStyles that use up to eight substyles! Do yourself a favor and take home this comprehensive and imaginative collection of styles today!

SPECIAL EXTENDED!!! Get all 164 new RealStyles in the All Xtra Styles PAK 7 for only $29 until October 31st! (Reg. $49)

Specific genre packages are also available for $15 each!

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

Mac user? You'll find your Xtra Styles PAKs here.

Posted at 10:31 AM

October 16, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 309 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac customers can download the latest FREE patch update here.

Summary of changes for Build 309:
Fixed: The Chord Builder is disabled if previously opened before using a modal dialog (eg. Style Picker, Set Tempo).
Fixed: The program might crash when selecting RealTracks in the Best RealTracks dialog (eg. #2541).
Fixed: Wrong notes in Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.
Improved: Higher dots-per-inch printing.
Added: [Print Chords Only] button added to the Print Options dialog.

Posted at 10:28 AM

October 16, 2019 User Showcase Song - When She Plays The Piano

Sometimes (hopefully!) less is more? :-)

https://soundcloud.com/jamesdelsono/when-she-plays-the-piano

THANK YOU, as always, for listening and for all feedback, which is always welcome.

The piano melodies are done with Sibelius / NotePerformer, and mixed with the BIAB track below in Audacity.

EDIT: changed melody track from NotePerformer to Kontakt 5 Upright Piano, for what I think is a warmer sounding sound.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: 13 October 2019 - Piano Solo
File:13 October 2019 - Piano Solo.SGU
Key=Bb , Tempo 60, Length (m:s)=3:20
No intro. 46 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 46. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _12-8PNO.STY (12/8 Solo Acoustic Piano)

RealTracks in style: 895:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopSlow12-8 Ev 060

Posted at 08:21 AM

October 16, 2019 EXTENDED! Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Ends October 31st!

You haven't missed our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special, which has been extended to October 31st!

There's still time to purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade at up to 50% off, and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

Plus, our latest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

Posted at 08:06 AM

October 15, 2019 User Showcase Song - The Day You Stepped Into My Life

Not so long ago I set myself the task of writing a song that could be used equally well for an anniversary waltz, for something to sing to someone special (say a newly born baby) or even a song to sing to a favourite non-human, four-legged family member.

This is where that challenge led me. I hope it brings someone or something special to mind as you listen.

https://soundcloud.com/noel-adams/the-day-you-stepped-into-my-life

The Tracks
RealTracks: 927:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Waltz Sw 085 ('A' only)
RealTracks: 1700:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks: 824:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Country Waltz Sw 085
RealTracks: 2043:Mandolin, Soloist CountryWaltzAndy Sw 085
RealDrums:CountryWaltz^3-a:Brushes, Swirl , b:Sidestick, HiHat

Posted at 11:56 AM

October 15, 2019 HURRY! Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Special Ends Today!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac ends TODAY!

Order before 11:59 PDT TODAY to save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade... and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

It's a GREAT time to order your upgrade to Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Mac, which is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

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 Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

Posted at 11:51 AM

October 15, 2019 PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 Build 2 Update Available!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 users can download the FREE Build 2 patch update here

Summary of Changes in Build 2:
Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring.
Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low.
Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track.
Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track.
Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note.
Fixed: Loading in a MusicXML file could result in MIDI notes of zero instead of the currect MIDI notes.
Fixed: Dragging a file into the tracks window didn't always result in the effects slot for the track being setup properly for the file type dragged in.
Fixed: When inserting hard rest, and answering Yes to question about removing notes for the peg, it would remove notes from both clefs instead of the clef that the rest was inserted on.
Fixed: Potential access violation when deleting a note in staff window.
Fixed: Potential jukebox access violation if there were songs with the entire path of the filename being 256 characters or greater loaded into jukebox.
Fixed: Jukebox not playing the playlist in correct order in certain situations involving stopping/restarting, etc.
Fixed: When loading in a MusicXML file that has a specific guitar fretboard defined that matches one of our fretboards, the guitar tablature type will now be set for the notation.
Fixed: Ability to load in .MXL (compresssed musicXML file) as well as ability to load normal noncompressed musicXML file with the new .musicxml extension instead of just .XML.
Fixed: Hammer ons, pull offs, and slides are now being saved to MusicXML files.
Fixed: Exceptionally jittery timing indicator in the notation window during playback compared to older versions of RealBand.
Fixed: If the start of a generated section of a song didn't have a chord entered at the beginning of the section, then it could default to a C major chord instead of the most recent chord prior to the section.
Fixed: Potential access violation if song has micro-pegs and multiple notes on a peg.
Fixed: Accidental element that specified whether a note was displayed as sharp/flat wasn't eing saved to XML, even though the correct pitch of the note itself was saved.

Posted at 11:50 AM

October 11, 2019 User Showcase Song - Do Something About It

A "life's lesson" song.
A bar, friends-in-low-places song.
A 90's Country song.
A "feel good" song.
Hopefully you will be chair dancing by the end.
And ready to...

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

The BAND:
RealTracks in song: ~1846:Bass, Electric, CountryBoogieRootFive Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in song: 633:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanMuted Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 1524:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerPushClean Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1767:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 1707:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 1518:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 2030:Fiddle, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 165
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleSkip^01-a:SideStick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Posted at 12:39 PM

October 11, 2019 Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Holiday Hours

Monday, October 14th is Canadian Thanksgiving!

Our Holiday schedule that day is:
Customer Service: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PDT
Technical Support: Closed

We will be back to our regular schedule Tuesday, October 15th.

Posted at 09:09 AM

October 11, 2019 RealBand 2019 Build 5 Update Available!

All RealBand 2019 for Windows customers can download the latest FREE patch update (build 5) here.

Summary of Changes in Build 5 (Oct 10)
Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring.
Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low.
Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track.
Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track.
Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note.

Posted at 09:05 AM

October 10, 2019 Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for macOS Catalina

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac we added Drum Notation Support, and we didn't stop there! Other Notation Enhancements added in this new version are:

-A new track type (Drums) is available for the Melody and Soloist tracks.
-Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on it.
-Holding down the control key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-In the Notation Window Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-Notation is much clearer, not jagged, on retina screens.
-The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
-The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
-There is a keystroke entry mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, M to enter a third note, up/down cursor to change the pitch of the highlighted note, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.

Read more about the Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac here. Watch this feature 'in action' with our new features video - jump to this topic when you click here.

...and don't forget - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac upgrades are ON SALE until October 15th, up to 50% off! Order now!

Posted at 12:10 PM

October 10, 2019 User Showcase Song - Soundtrack (Instrumental)

This is something a little different than usual for me. One of my friends is working on a computer game so I decided to put together a piece of music he might be able to use for a promotional video or the intro to the game. I'm not sure if it quite works but I think the results aren't too bad.

I used a mix of midi tracks, a bass line and drum loop I put together and samples to build the song.

https://soundcloud.com/user-280638993/richard-batt-soundtrack-mastered/s-djxQR

I used Presence in Studio One and Unfiltered Audio LION as the instruments for the MIDI tracks. I used a bit of saturation on the synth stringstrack and Waves AudioTrack on the drums and bass.

Style is WAVEHEAL.STY.
M52: Synth Strings 2
M47: Orchestral Strings
M90: Pad-Warm (Slow)

Posted at 11:49 AM

October 09, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Special Ends October 15th!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special is almost over! The special ends on October 15th - until then, save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade... and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

It's a GREAT time to order your upgrade to Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Mac, which is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

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.

Posted at 12:21 PM

October 09, 2019 User Showcase Song - The White Robe

Hi guys started working on chord progression in bandlab then to BIAB in dawn mode got guitar tracks and sax solo combined with new reason rack for some midi tracks here's the thing.

Click here to listen...

BIAB can do the whole thing but what I like how it works with anything I have my dawns and other tools BIAB is my best tool that I use mainly. I have lots of midi and real tracks

Style is _ALAMO.STY (Alamo Texas Pop Rock w Piano
RealTracks in style: 1687:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseGritty4s Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 1688:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseGritty8s Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 587:Sax, Tenor, 2-Beat Rock Ev 110

Posted at 09:38 AM

October 08, 2019 User Showcase Song - The Good News

I had but a hook, a rough chorus and a notion for a verse. Voila! floyd turned it into a song complete with melody and arrangement.
Thank you mr jane. And thank you Peter for the cool guitar.

https://soundcloud.com/mootsman/the-good-news

Janice: lead vocal, harmony vocal (Nectar 2), vocal arrangement and percussion (cajon)
floyd: harmony vocal (Nectar 2), arrangement and melody
Peter: lead guitar and fills
Bud: engineering, mix, mastering, arrangement & SC photo of Janice

Bass: RT 3121 Acoustic, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085 / Waves Bass Rider & Neutron 2
Bass: RT 2475 Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085 / Waves Bass Rider & Neutron 2
Multiple generations were comped for both tracks.
Guitar: RT 3184 Acoustic, Rhythm GrungeSlowQuinn Ev16 060 / Waves CLA Unplugged
Piano: 3102 MIDI Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsMike Ev16 060 / Logic Pro X Grand Steinway sound & Waves CLA Unplugged
Multiple generations were comped.
Drums: RD ModernPopBallad16ths^01-a:Quiet hat, Sync-kick, b:Open hat, Sync-kick / Waves CLA Drums
Drums: Intro comped from Nashville EV / Waves CLA Drums
Additional snare, cymbals and kick: created from BiaB RD audio track / Waves CLA Drums
Cajon: Neutron 2 & EMT 140 Plate Reverb sim
Mastering: Logic Pro X EQ > Waves multiband compressor > Ozone Imager > Ozone Maximizer

Comments are welcome and your time to listen is appreciated!

Posted at 10:59 AM

October 08, 2019 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit Works GREAT with macOS Catalina!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac works GREAT with the just-released Catalina 64-bit only OS!

Updating your Mac to the latest macOS Catalina? Don't miss a beat with our 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac®, fully compatable with the just-released macOS Catalina!

In fact, Catalina features like Sidecar (a feature which allows you to utilize your iPad as a second display) work well with the new Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - great for sharing charts with other musicians!

So, take comfort in knowing that the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac runs great on Catalina and there are no known Catalina/Band-in-a-Box® issues.

Have an older version of the program that won't work with Catalina (which only runs 64-bit programs)? Don't fret - you can upgrade to the newest version for as little as $49, here.

Posted at 10:49 AM

October 07, 2019 User Showcase Song - It's On Me!

This is a new song of me. Well, actually it is a year old, but I had it lying on a shelf. I rearranged it somewhat. The lyrics are a bit sensitive, but the music is more sunny and with nice sologitars in it.
I hope you like it. It is called "It's on Me!": https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130/its-on-me

The style I used is called Ditty. It's in Bm and the tempo is around 100 (102). I changed some instruments to shape it like I want it to sound: a bit Latin, a bit Funky within a Rock-Pop setting. I could be a bit wrong with this (I hesitate about that 'Rock') but you may help me with that.
Oh, and if you have some critic on the song or whatever, please tell me. I like to learn.

Posted at 10:58 AM

October 07, 2019 Video: Band-in-a-Box® for Mac: DAW Plugin in Ableton

Check out our updated video demonstrating the new Band-in-a-Box® VST/AU/AAX Plugin being used with Ableton: click here to watch. Learn more about the Band-in-a-Box® VST/AU/AAX Plugin here.

Don't forget, our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac upgrades are ON SALE until October 15th - and ALL Band-in-a-Box® 2019 purchases include the VST/AU/AAX Plugin!

Posted at 10:52 AM

October 03, 2019 Video: Band-in-a-Box® for Mac: DAW Plugin in Digital Performer

In this full tutorial, Jareth demonstrates using the Band-in-a-Box® DAW AU Plugin with MOTU Digital Performer on Mac.

Posted at 01:23 PM

October 02, 2019 Using Band-in-a-Box to Create a Big Band Rhythm Section in Finale

Learn how to use Band-in-a-Box® and Finale® as the perfect musical duo! Finale test engineer and musician, Doug Rasmussen, shares tips and tricks for a flawless transition from one program to the other.

Read the blog here!

Posted at 02:15 PM

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