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May 29, 2020 User Showcase Song - Under the Black

A little tale of pirates and scallywags.

https://soundcloud.com/guitarhacker/under-the-black/s-uEQ34eUZiTe

As kids, I'm sure most of us have read the old classic Treasure Island with Jim and Long John Silver. I happened across a Starz series called Black Sails. Without too much persuasion, I started watching the series. (4 seasons) Somewhere in the 3rd season I started to put the pieces together that Black Sails is the prequel, the back story to where the treasure came from how it got to the island and so many more aspects of the book. Yep.... I had to go back and read the book again after I saw the series. It helps to know some of the characters in the book by seeing them in the series. Highly recommend it if you like sea dogs and sword play. Black Sails is not a kids series by any means.

So... I hadn't been working on any music so I decided to write something....anything and why not write a song about pirates? I mean what could possibly go wrong?

Influences include: Led Zepplin, ZZ Top, Game of Thrones, Black Sails.

I threw out all the rules I normally abide by in this one. Short intro...gone.... under 3:30... yep not happening.... As things went along, I added some interesting things..... and yes... it fades at the end....keep your ear peeled....

So.... have a listen and see what you think.

--info--
Drums: hard rock thrash half time 16 even
Bass: 1268
Cello: 3287
Horn pipe flute: midi from 3189
Fiddle: 3189
Guitars: 3299 & 3302
lyrics

Posted at 12:35 PM

May 29, 2020 RealBand 2020 for Windows Updated Harmonies Feature!

The latest RealBand 2020 Update includes enhancements to the harmonies feature, improvements for audio recording, and more!

Click here to review and download this free update patch (build 4).

Posted at 08:58 AM

May 28, 2020 User Showcase Song - If Only

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe. John Vaughan had sent me the original lyrics to this song almost two months back now, when things just started getting strange . . . and I had been lingering on it. Mostly because in our current environment it seemed, well, just a little too sad, and it was admittedly hard to muster the motivation. I finally turned back to it. I’ve revised the lyrics some degree to fit the melody, but John’s vision remains: the loneliness of separation in these not so bright times. I hope what we've done works, and that you enjoy your listen. Best and safest wishes to all of you!

https://soundcloud.com/user-913316932/if-only
Lyrics

And here's the band:
RealTracks: 1036, Bass, Electric, NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks: 3267, Cello, Background CelticAirFlowingNatalie Ev 085
RealTracks: 3541, Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm, ClassicRockSlowFinger Strum
RealTracks: 1038, Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks: 835, Guitar, Electric, Rhythm
RealTracks: 1767, Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 085
RealTracks: 2692, Organ, Rhythm Modern Pop Slow
RealTracks: Mix of Backing Vocals (Oohs, Aahs, and Mmms)
RealDrums: PopRock16ths^05-a:Brushes, b:Snare, HiHat

Posted at 01:07 PM

May 28, 2020 Video: Band-in-a-Box® - Xtra Styles PAK 9 Overview & Demos

Xtra Styles PAK 9 includes 200 NEW RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and Folk & Beyond!

There are 50 new RealStyles for each genre, with MultiStyles included in each genre too!

Learn more about loading and using Xtra Styles PAK 9 in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 and listen to the demos for the 200 new RealStyles in Xtra Styles PAK 9 with our latest video: Band-in-a-Box® - Xtra Styles PAK 9: Overview & Demos.

Add Xtra Styles PAK 9 to your band for just $29 until June 30th! Order here.

Windows user? Click here for Windows purchase links and details.

Posted at 11:36 AM

May 27, 2020 User Showcase Song - Fall Line Road

Tom wrote the lyric, put it to a progression and sent it to Janice for her to create a melody and record some vocals. She entered her “method actor mode” and became this lady for a while
We had no idea where he was gonna take it after we sent the vocal but for us it certainly landed in a cool place and we hope y’all agree!

Tom and his wife camp a lot in a very nice large camper and it requires a BIG truck to pull it. He suggested a photo of Janice and his truck model…so this is what we spliced together for SC. Oh, and we live on Ga’s fall line.

Please note that this is a Tommyad production. All I (Bud) did was engineer the dry vocals and edit the photo and enjoy the ride.

https://soundcloud.com/mootsman/tom-adams-fall-line-road

The three of us hope you enjoy it and appreciate your time to listen and comment. And thanks to Tom for inviting us in on this.

Tom Adams: Guitar (Telecaster)
Janice: vocals
Real Tracks- Acoustic Guitar Strumming 525
Real Tracks- Acoustic Guitar Strumming 525 Held
Royalty Free Loops
Recorded in Logic Pro X
Plug Ins : Nectar 2, Neutron 2, Ozone 8, Tonal Balance, Waves LinMB, Waves, L3-LL Multi Limiter, Scuffam Amps S-Gear, Waves Vocal Rider

Lyrics

Posted at 01:37 PM

May 27, 2020 PowerTracks Pro Audio 2020 Updated!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2020 has been updated with a small Free Update Patch that can be downloaded here.

Posted at 01:31 PM

May 27, 2020 Video: Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 Overview & Demos

Loops-with-Style PAK 2 is packed with 100 NEW Loops & 50 NEW Styles, including new gospel & folk categories!

Use these new Styles and Loops directly in your Band-in-a-Box® songs to access all their B substyle loops, or load these acidized loops directly into your DAW that supports acid info!

See how easy it is to load and use these Loops in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 and listen to the demos for these new Loops & Styles when you watch our latest video: Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 Overview & Demos.

Add Loops-with-Style PAK 2 today for just $19! Learn more and purchase here.

Haven't purchased Loops-with-Styles yet? Get the entire collection for only $29 when you bundle Loops-with-Style PAK 1 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for only $29! That's 100 Styles and 200 Loops for Band-in-a-Box® for just $29! Order now.

Mac user? Click here for Mac purchase links and details.

Posted at 01:30 PM

May 26, 2020 User Showcase Song - Got It

Just me Jamming with my new Harley Benton Guitar. I hope you like it for what it is, just a jam.

https://soundcloud.com/mario_guitar/got-it

BiaB style = Citynite - city night 16 smooth jazz
I deleted the rhythm guitar and bass.

Drums - Addictive Drums 2 - preset modern jazz bumdle - smokey room
Fx - Masetati DRM stereo
Piano - Sonivox - Eighty Eight - Grand piano
Strings - Synthmaster - PD Mellow Pad
Shaker - Kontakt - Brio Ensemble
I am playing the guitar and my P-Bass.
The guitar was recorded straight into my computer - FX - Waves Vocal Rider and H-Comp, Raum Reverb.
The P-Bass FX - Amplitube SVX - Pop Fingered 2

I hope you like this for what it is, a simple jam.

Posted at 01:33 PM

May 25, 2020 User Showcase Song - Watercolors

Hello fellow songwriters and shelterers in place. We remain in a tricky world. Hope all of you are well and not going too crazy.......not sure I can say the same for the latter! One day, I saw my daughter (who is quite artistic....that gene went right through me) painting in watercolors. She is an enthusiastic, dreamy, and whimsical kid. I immediately was hit with the line "She sees the world in watercolors" and kind of fell in love with that concept. With a little help from my band (okay, our band) I put together this song. My producer/promoter put together a video which I like quite a bit. I generally have mixed feelings about videos, but I feel this one enhances the experience of the song. I have both versions available. Hope you enjoy! Take care all.

SoundCloud
Video

Lyrics

Posted at 02:04 PM

May 25, 2020 NEW Add-ons for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 - Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2!

We're delighted to be adding 200 GROUNDBREAKING RealStyles to the Band-in-a-Box® collection with Xtra Styles PAK 9!

Our new Rock-Pop additions include neo soul with vocals, classic ska with a horn section, a psychedelic sixties pop ballad, heavier action-scene cinematic metal, post-punk folk rock, six-substyle gospel pop MultiStyle with vocals, and more!

With the latest Jazz Xtra Styles, we've added everything from quarter-feel jazz blues to New Orleans Gospel to jazzy disco funk and gentle bossa folk pop, and more! We've also included a brand-new (huge!) ten-substyle "changes" jazz swing MultiStyle with three different soloist options!

The newest Country RealTracks are a real treat! We've fused folk and Americana instruments with the country sounds you know and love: ethereal and songwriter country ballads, a country rock march, country pop with layered cellos, a country soul groove, and much, much more! The included six-substyle summertime country pop MultiStyle will help you create your perfect summertime hit!

Plus, we've added to our Folk & Beyond collection with our Xtra Styles PAK 9 release! There are 50 fresh new styles, including a Cajun jaw harp boogie, cinematic folk with strings, a modern Celtic folk reel, a gentle three-guitar folk ballad, delta blues with shaker - the list goes on! Add Folk & Beyond 2 and you'll also receive a brand-new eight-part mountain folk MultiStyle!

There are 50 new RealStyles in each genre - get them ALL for only $29 until June 30th! Learn more, listen to demos and order here.

But wait... there's MORE!

We've also rolled out 50 NEW Styles and 100 NEW Loops in Loops-with-Style PAK 2!
Use these new Styles and Loops directly in your Band-in-a-Box® songs to access all their B substyle loops, or load these acidized loops directly into your DAW that supports acid info! Genres include Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, World, plus we're introducing two new genre categories - Gospel and Folk!

Add Loops-with-Style PAK 2 today for just $19! Learn more and purchase here.

Haven't purchased Loops-with-Styles yet? Get the entire collection for only $29 when you bundle Loops-with-Style PAK 1 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for only $29! That's 100 Styles and 200 Loops for Band-in-a-Box® for just $29! Order now.

Mac User? Click here for Mac details and purchase links.

Posted at 01:59 PM

May 22, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows is Xtra Ready!

We never stop! The latest free patch update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows readies the program for the just-launched Xtra Styles PAK 9 (on sale until June 30th - learn more here)!

Update to build 721 and you'll see that we've improved the step-advancing notes display, updated the key command criteria for looping bars from the chordsheet, fixed email client integration, and more.

If you are a Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows user, you'll definitely want to update to the latest free patch update!

Learn more about Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 721 for Windows and download it here.

Posted at 03:44 PM

May 22, 2020 User Showcase Song - Washi

So much cool music in Showcase! At least there are some positive and creative things happening during our little home sitting. Speaking of home sitting and little ones. How do you explain situation to kids without spooking them, but at the same time to be cautious...? I wrote this short kids "hygiene" tune to be sung by a kid. Unfortunately, my son refused to sing it. I have to pinch my throat with pliers to sing that high, so I found a way out, and asked my wife to record vocals. Mix is a bit hot as I do not usually mix vocals other than my own. Constructive feedback is ALWAYS welcomed.

https://soundcloud.com/xabarovskiy-krai/washi

Lyrics

Tech stuff:
BIAB
916:Bass, Acoustic, Rumba Ev 110
3377:Mandolin, BackgroundSoloist OldTimeBonfireAndy Ev16 110
3216:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireEven Ev 120
1220:Vibes, Soloist BossaSteve Ev 140
2364:Synth, ElectroFlutes, Rhythm Pop Ev 085
3423:Jaw Harp, Rhythm Folk16thsMed Ev16 110
RealDrums BossaBrushesPerc

Synths of Halion, Recorded in Cakewalk
Lyrics/arrangement- me / Vocals- Katya.

Posted at 09:55 AM

May 21, 2020 #TBT Band-in-a-Box Finds!

I don't know about everyone here, but now that I've settled in to our "new normal" I've taken to rearranging and dusting off many things in order to keep busy and productive!

I'm picking up old hobbies, picking up clutter around the house, and as it turns out - finding forgotten picks!

We snagged these gems many, many, many years ago after The NAMM Show one winter. Check out the old Band-in-a-Box logo! Click here...

Have any of you come across something nostalgic like this these days? Let's see it!
(remember the first Audiophile version?!)

-Callie
Team Marketing

Posted at 11:44 AM

May 21, 2020 User Showcase Song - Get A Job

I grew up listening to the blues.
In the sixties it was John Mayall - the "Beano" album with Eric Clapton
and "Hard Road" with Peter Green. In the seventies I discovered Albert Collins
and so began my love affair with Telecasters, but that's another story.
In the eighties, JJ Cale and Robert Cray showed me that a blues didn't necessarily
have to be a 12 bar and that it could contain a mix of major and minor chords.
So here I am, back to my roots with a blues track.

https://soundcloud.com/music-prof/get-a-job-blues

The guitars, bass and vocals are down to me.
The lead sax and BV-oohs are RTs.
The horns are a mix of Forte and Edirol Orchestral.
The drums are our own samples of a sixties Premier kit with a chrome 2000 snare.
Live tracks were recorded in PowerTracks.
RTs were added in RealBand.
The whole thing was mixed and mastered in Harrison Mixbus 32C v.6

Lyrics

Posted at 11:11 AM

May 20, 2020 User Showcase Song - Lovers' Beach

Sometimes I would like to remake my old song. This time I reproduced one of them with RealTracks. Any comments encouraged.
Always welcome. Best regards.
Shigeki Adachi

Title: 恋のプラージュ (Translation: Lovers’ Beach)
https://soundcloud.com/animarorecords/lovers-beach

Vocal: Yoko K., my friend
Lyrics

Style is _CALEJAR.STY Calejar Bossa Rock with Alto Sax
RealTracks in style: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in style: ~471:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140 ('A' only)
RealTracks in style: 3238:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaBrazilRamon Ev 140
RealDrums in Style: LaPopJazzRelaxedEv8: a: LaPopJazzRelaxedEv8b: LaPopJazzRelaxedEv8

RealTracks in style: 3453:Sax, Alto BossaLounge 140 (1TrackHornSection)
I cut above sax track and I use the following RealTracks instead.
RealTracks in song: ~1658:Organ, Soloist Bossa Ev 140
And additional 4 part strings played with EastWest Symphonic Orchestra

Posted at 12:25 PM

May 19, 2020 Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Dr. Dave" Walker (Dr. Dave On Music) recently received Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac, and he absolutely loves it!

He's written his thoughts in detail, which can (and definitely should) be read here: Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Band-in-a-Box 2020 is a huge advance over even BB2019, with easier to use, more powerful features that give you more information while creating more musical results. You have never had more control of more features which are now much easier to find. The move forward with this version is astonishing. Again … WOW!

My very highest recommendation. Just upgrade! Or if for some strange reason you don’t have it yet, BUY THIS ONE! It will change your musical life!"
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you for the review, Dr. Dave!

Posted at 01:15 PM

May 19, 2020 User Showcase Song - Good Ol' Girl

It would seem that while Tom & Janice were writing their "strong good ol' girl" song, I was writing one, too... small world.
There are plenty of good-ol-boy songs.
So, a little balancing...

https://soundcloud.com/fjsongs/good-ol-girl

This one's a Country Boogie Blues Rock Shuffle

The BAND:
RealTracks in song: 420:Bass, Electric, Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: ~957:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBoogieGrittyMuted Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 2728:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesShuffleMike Sw 130
Royalty Free Loops
Me: vocals, harmonies, electric fills/leads/solos

Lyrics

Posted at 12:58 PM

May 15, 2020 User Showcase Song - Psycho Guitar

Just some silly playing around with a few RTs and effects - nothing too serious. I put this together one afternoon about 3 or 4 weeks ago. It's only 2:34 in length. Di was napping and I had a little time for music. It's no big thing ... just some fun time for me. I made a few track substitutions from the original style. And, obviously, I added a few affects ... mostly echo/delay and a slight amount of flange.

https://soundcloud.com/alananddi/psycho-guitar

The Band:
Title: EXODUS Style Demo
File:Al - Psycho Guitar.MGU
Key=C , Tempo 118, Length (m:s)=2:34
Style is _TBLZS8B.STY (Texas Blues Rock Straight 8ths B)
BassCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
DrumsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
PianoCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
GuitarCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
StringsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
MelodyCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded
RealTracks in style: 1717:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockStraight Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1720:Guitar, Electric, Soloist TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1718:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1719:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightSol Ev 120
Loop in Song: DrumKit Classic Beats\Rock - Rock8ths Ride-Snare 1-bar ev8.wav
RealDrums [in Song:SynthDrumsDanceRock^1-a: Bass and Snare , b: Snare and Bass

Posted at 10:55 AM

May 15, 2020 It is the LAST DAY OF OUR Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Special!

IT'S THE LAST DAY OF THE BAND-IN-A-BOX® 2020 MAC SALE!

It's the last day to receive a FREE Bonus PAK and SAVE up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Mac Upgrade - our Special ends AT MIDNIGHT!

Our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK are packed with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2020 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2020 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 10:49 AM

May 15, 2020 Holiday Hours - Monday, May 18, 2020

We are celebrating Victoria Day on Monday, May 18th! Our hours this weekend are:

Saturday, May 16: 8am-4pm PDT
Sunday, May 17: Closed
Monday, May 18: 8am-4pm PDT

Regular Hours resume Tuesday, May 19th.
www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

Posted at 10:36 AM

May 14, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Italian for Windows is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato duro e abbiamo aggiunto 50 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria raccolta di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks (il doppio dei 101 che abbiamo spesso pubblicato in passato), nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi strumentali, trascrizioni RealDrums, stili Extra PAK 8 e altro!

ACQUISTA/AGGIORNA & SCARICA ADESSO

Posted at 10:54 AM

May 14, 2020 User Showcase Song - Ripples and Thoughts

I made a new song, like a lot of us do. I hope you can find the time to listen to it. It's not an ordinary song. It's also not in Dutch. I was reading about all the stress that the measures around the virus caused to a lot of people and thought maybe I can help a bit in a way crazy.

https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130/ripples-and-thoughts

I used a loop for a special effect somewhere around 2/3 of the song. I also used a Shakuhachi, a synth with the sound of a flute or recorder for the dreamy first part. Then a second drumkit for the rest of the song.
And I tried to make a special effect with 8 voices towards the end. because I post the song I think I did it right, but tell me if I don't. And be as honest as I know the most of you!

Nice day,
Hans

The songbuild:
Style is _AIRDUO.STY, Tempo 95.

RealTracks 1: 2937:Bas, Fretless
Realtracks 2: 2325: Bas el.
RealTracks 1 :2870:Piano, Ac
Realtracks 2: 1276 Piano ac.
RealTracks: 1814:Gitaar, Ac, Fingerpicking
RealTracks: 2328:Shakuhachi, Synth
Loop: World\Bollywood - party_80_basses_staccato_e_flat_minor.wav
RealTracks: 2687:Gitaar, El., solo
RealDrums 1: NashvilleBrushesEasyBluegrass: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes, Stick
Realdrums 2: PopModernGroove

The RT's numbered 2 were used in the second part, instead of the numbers 1.

Lyrics

Posted at 10:50 AM

May 13, 2020 User Showcase Song - Where Do We Go

I hope everyone is safe and well. I’ve been quite busy for some time now. I played in a band during tourist season doing corporate and country club gigs. Then it dried up. For some reason that escapes me I continue to keep working when in all reality I should have retired years ago. My wife and I were planning on traveling most of the summer but that has also begun to dry up. So maybe it’s time to write some songs. I will be listening and commenting soon. There are some great things being posted and I’m glad to be back and have some interesting music to listen to that will help get through this trying and very unusual time. All comments are welcome and appreciated as always.

https://soundcloud.com/tommyad/where-do-we-go
http://tommyadamsmusic.com/track/2326236/where-do-we-go

Recorded in Logic Pro X
Plug Ins : Nectar 2, Neutron 2, Ozone 8, Tonal Balance, Waves LinMB, Waves, L3-LL Multi Limiter, Scuffam Amps S-Gear, Waves Vocal Rider
Vocals, Pedal Steel, Acoustic Guitar, Tom Adams
RealTracks 2542:Pedal Steel, Background ModernBalladAtmosphere Ev16 065
Real Tracks 542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085 Held
RealTracks 2914:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Folky16thsBrent Ev16 085
RealTracks 2780:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Songwriter8thsBrent Ev 085
RealTracks 2541:Pedal Steel, Background ModernPopCountry Ev 110
Royalty Free Loops

Lyrics

Posted at 11:52 AM

May 13, 2020 Interview: Eyes on Success featuring PG Music Inc., Band-in-a-Box® 2020, and the Updated JAWS Script

Take 30 minutes and make sure to listen to the latest episode from Eyes on Success, which focuses on the history of Band-in-a-Box® and using it with the screen reader JAWS, created by Peter Torpey. Hosts Nancy & Peter discuss our company history and Band-in-a-Box program with Tobin, our chief development officer, including how Band-in-a-Box is even more accessible with the help of their JAWS screen reader scripts!

Click here to download and listen to the podcast - you don't want to miss this one!

Eyes on Success is a weekly radio show / podcast geared to the visually impaired called "Eyes On Success" and that can be found at www.EyesOnSuccess.net.

Currently the scripts and associated documentation and resources can be found here.

You can watch Peter Torpey's video testimonial here.

Posted at 11:47 AM

May 12, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® Add-ons On Sale Ends May 15th!

The Band-in-a-Box® Add-ons Xtra Styles PAK 8 & Loops-with-Style PAK 1 sale ends on May 15th!

That means there is still sometime left to SAVE!

Xtra Styles PAK 8 adds 164 fantastic new RealStyles to your collection! These are imaginative new combinations of our existing RealTracks library that fall into four categories: Rock/Pop 8, Jazz 8, Country 8, and Celtic 1. ALL of our Xtra Styles PAKs 1-8 are on sale for just $29 each! Learn more.

Loops-with-Style PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 (and higher) expands your loops collection with 100 new loops! We've taken the RealDrums and RealTracks source audio and remixed, remastered, and combined it to create these original loops. All of your favorite genres are covered, like jazz, funk, rock, pop, electronic, hip-hop, and more! To show them in action, we've created 50 new RealStyles that each include two of the loops. Plus, if you use the loops in Band-in-a-Box, we've included intelligent versions of the loops that automatically switch at A and B part markers. Each loop has a matching sister loop that works perfectly for another substyle!

Save over 30% when you purchase Loops-with-Style PAK 1 during our special - add it to your collection today for just $19! Learn more.

Mac user?
Xtra Styles PAKs
Loops-with-Style PAK 1

Posted at 11:32 AM

May 12, 2020 #TipTuesday - Style Changes in Band-in-a-Box®

Head to our Tips & Tricks forum to read what other Band-in-a-Box users have discovered about the program!

Like mrgeeze's recent post Style Changes within a song.. another great BIAB feature.

...My arrangement's bass Real Track was 397 (bass Acoustic Paul).
Solid but not really what I wanted for a solo.

I hit the F5 key to bring up bar setting and poked around till i found the Real Tracks command button in the upper right.
Clicked on that & quickly change the bass to 452 (Soloist (bluesy).
12 bars later I did the same and switched it back to 397.

The results were excellent...

Did you know about this feature? Learn all about Bar Settings and how you can adjust them here.

Posted at 11:21 AM

May 12, 2020 User Showcase Song - By The Way

https://soundcloud.com/user-770148857/by-the-way

RealTracks in style: ~701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1728:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBalladJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2448:Guitar, Electric, Background, PopDreamyBrent Ev 085
RealDrums [in style:NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat
Singer is Marcus Jackson from fiverr
Lyrics

Posted at 11:16 AM

May 11, 2020 Only a Few Days Left of the Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Special - It Ends May 15th!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

It's the last few days to receive a FREE Bonus PAK and SAVE up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Mac Upgrade - our Special ends May 15th!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2020 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2020 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 01:35 PM

May 11, 2020 User Showcase Song - These Hometown Blues

As Steve Earle said sometimes your hometown brings you down. So why not have some fun with it? Well we did have fun with this and hope you do also. Comments are welcome and your time to listen is appreciated. And, hey, it’s a short blues tune

https://soundcloud.com/mootsman/these-hometown-blues

Janice: lead vocal, BGV’s, melody & arrangement
Peter: guitar solos, fills & arrangement Thanks Peter!
Bud: arrangement, silly lyric, mix, mastering & photo of Janice

Vocals: Rodes NT1 > Scarlett 212 > Logic Pro X & Nectar 2
RealDrums: PopShuffleSnareGroove > Waves CLA Drums
Doubled snare: snare sample > Neutron 3 > EMT 140 plate reverb sim
RT 1583: Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockShuffle > Waves Bass Rider > Neutron 3
RT 1584: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffleBrent
MIDI SuperTrack 1800: Piano, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffle > Logic Pro Grand Steinway > Logic Pro X Direction Mixer > Waves CLA Unplugged > Ozone 9 Imager

DAW: Logic Pro X
Mastering: Logic Pro X eq > Ozone 9 dynamics > Ozone 9 Maximizer > Ozone Tonal Balance 2 > YouLean Loudness Meter

Posted at 11:27 AM

May 08, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac - Special Ends May 15th!

It's the last weekend to receive a FREE Bonus PAK and SAVE up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Mac Upgrade - our Special ends May 15th!

This new version includes powerful features like our Feature Browser, MultiRiffs, a left-handed and student-view Guitar Window, numerous RealTracks features and enhancements, and SO MUCH MORE! Learn all about the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac here.

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2020 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2020 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 11:41 AM

May 08, 2020 User Showcase Song - Right Between The Eyes

A little country rock.
Leon – Vocal
Janice – Vocal
I played guitar. (PeterF)

https://soundcloud.com/user-98254366/right-between-the-eyes

The Band:
RealTracks in style: ~387:Bass, Electric, Metal Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 666:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 666:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085
RealDrums [in Song:BluesRockSlowEv^4-a:Snare , b:Snare, HiHat
Also a mandolin RealTrack.

Lyrics

Posted at 11:22 AM

May 08, 2020 PowerTracks Pro Audio 2020 Update Available!

If you are a PowerTracks Pro Audio 2020, be sure to download this small Update Patch released by our development team.

Enjoy the program!

Posted at 09:06 AM

May 07, 2020 User Showcase Song - Leaving The Leaving Up To You

A co-write with Reid Richmond.

Through the '90's (and beyond), almost every year a rumor would run through the Nashville writing community that "Country radio is moving back to a more traditional sound".
And that never really happens. It just keeps moving forward.

But...during one of those rumor periods, when Reid and I got together to write (which we did a bunch) we figured we'd throw one out there to "catch that coming traditional wave". HA!

This one got enough interest that it was published and pitched (by Sony/ATV).

https://soundcloud.com/fjsongs/leaving-the-leaving-up-to-you

Needless to say, the perfect choice for a harmony partner was Janice Merritt.

The BAND:
RealTracks in style: ~535:Bass, Electric, Pop Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2918:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryFolkSlowSwingBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 3173:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireSlowSwing Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 2876:Fiddle, Background AmericanaSlow128Andy Sw 040
RealTracks in song: 2043 Mandolin, Soloist CountryWaltzAndy Sw 085
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2657:Piano, Rhythm CountryBentNoteJohn Sw 085
RealDrums [in style:NashvilleSwing8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Harmony: Janice Merritt

Lyrics

Posted at 10:23 AM

May 07, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Gets a Boost!

Did you notice our latest announcement for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 720?

In Band-in-a-Box®, this new free patch updates many of the 2020 features to support localized versions, has added easy access to the StyleMaker, improved the Features Browser, and more!

Our DAW Plugin patch 2.6.8 has been released too! Download now to access additional localized support and all the other great improvements added to the Plugin!

We didn't stop there - build 720 also includes RealTracks updates for auditioning demos, improved transcriptions, notation & tablature, and more. To see a full list of all the updates within build 720, click here.

Click here to download the Band-in-a-Box® Version 2020 Build 720 Update.

Posted at 10:11 AM

May 06, 2020 User Showcase Song - On The Run

First of all I'm pleased to announce that the blues/rock duo of Dave and Chris is now a trio with the addition of Marty Straub from BabuMusic on Bass, I asked him if he would like to join Blue Attitude after talking to Chris about it. Welcome aboard, Marty!

Here is our latest: https://soundcloud.com/blue-attitude/on-the-runfeaturing-christiane-spruit

Lyrics
The band:

RealTracks in song: 808:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm DrivingCountryBalladDirty Ev 065 (B:quarters)
RealTracks in song: 3334:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesPopSlow16thsSol ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 880:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NorthernRockGrittyStrum Sw16 075

Bass: Marty Straub
Piano: Chris Spruit
Lead Guitar: Dave Bell

I used EZDrummer2 for the drums

Mixed with Reaper using native plugins, also plugins from iZotope and Waves, mastered with Ozone 9.

Music Video on YouTube

Posted at 10:54 AM

May 06, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 French for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 apporte plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités! Des améliorations ont été apportées aux RealTracks (RealTracks vocales au son plus doux, Epaississement des RealTracks, fonctions RealTracks "Trouver un Subs" et Multiriffs). La majorité des RealDrums dispose maintenant de RealCharts (avec une notation Drums précise). Le nouveau navigateur d'artistes RealTracks permet la recherche d'informations/bios/liens/listes sur artistes RealTracks. Le nouveau navigateur de fonctions permet à l'utilisateur nouveau ou "tête en l'air" de trouver et d'utiliser facilement la plupart des fonctionnalités/raccourcis/documents à partir d'une seule fenêtre. L'égalisation du tempo permet de changer un morceau rubato enregistré en un tempo fixe. L'étirement audio temps/pitch a été amélioré (Elastique inclus). Il y a des améliorations un peu partout dans le SongPicker, les Intros automatiques avec Basse/drums ou drums seuls, l'extension du nombre de titres avec+ 3.400 titres nouveaux, MusicXML, la guitare avec vues "gaucher" et "élève", la fonction glisser-déposer, l'affichage multi-fenêtres de l'Assistant Accord Audio et bien plus encore ……!

ACHAT, MISE À JOUR & TÉLÉCHARGEMENT MAINTENANT!

Posted at 10:51 AM

May 05, 2020 User Showcase Song - Book Of Days

A new song from Scott/Robert.
This one started with a bluesy shuffle from Scott I nudged towards folk rock.
To sum up the lyrics: "go West not so young man,even if its the last thing you do".
Our newly minted Spirit Level survived a test here due to Scott`s unflappable nature and generous forgiveness of the late changes I threw at him: thanks pardner!!

Book Of Days on SoundCloud
Lyrics

Style is _RIDER.STY (Rider Americana Shuffle)
RealTracks in style: 1583:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockShuffle Sw 130
RealTracks in style: 3106:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaFolkShuffleSyncHighBrent Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 3105:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaFolkShuffleSyncLowBrent Sw 120
RealTracks in style: 3126:Mandola, Rhythm AmericanaFolkShuffleSyncAndy Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 3129:Mandola, Background AmericanaFolkShuffleSyncAndy Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 3145:Fiddle, 5-string, Background Folk68ChopsAndy Sw 060
RealDrums [in style:BluesRockShuffle^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat
Scott`s Guitars:
Les Paul R9 and Gretsch Duojet
Effects Eventide H9 and JRocket Archer
Amp Marshall 1974x

© Robert Cordrey April 2020

Posted at 01:40 PM

May 04, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac® Bonus PAKs!!!!

There's still time to receive FREE Band-in-a-Box® Add-ons!!!!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac® during our special (which has been EXTENDED to May 15th) and you'll receive a FREE BONUS PAK filled with some great new Add-ons!

-MIDI SuperTracks Set 31: All Bass
-Instrumental Studies 9: Western Swing Country Guitar Licks
-Instrumental Studies 12: Rhythm Changes Jazz Guitar Soloing
-Look Ma! More MIDI 3 (15 styles)
-RealCharts for RealDrums (Over 400 Transcriptions)

Want even more??? Add the 2020 49-PAK to your purchase for just $49, and you'll also receive:

-40 Bonus RealTracks
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 30: Jazz, Funk, and Gospel Keyboards
-Instrumental Studies 10: Train-Beat Country Guitar Licks
-Instrumental Studies 11: Workin' Country Guitar Licks
-Instrumental Studies 13: Jazz Blues Guitar Soloing
-Look Ma! More MIDI 4 (15 styles)

WOW!!!

Read more and listen to demos of the RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, and "More MIDI" 3 & 4 here.

Posted at 01:14 PM

May 04, 2020 User Showcase Song - Baby, Baby Love

Stalled in seclusion. Man, I gotta get out more. You folks are really making some good things come out of this pandemic, and I am so grateful for your inspiration through these times. On Monday the builders return to continue our new home. We were supposed to be moving in this week, and I expected to be building the next studio, but... Many others are having it worse, but thanks for making it better with your music.

Baby, Baby Love on YouTube
Baby, Baby Love on SoundCloud

Lyrics
Style is _BOSSAN.STY (Bossa w/ Nylon-Electric Guitar &)

RealTracks in style: ~~925:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Bossa Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 708:Guitar, Nylon-Elec, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
RealTracks in song: ~~522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~599:Mandolin, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 1753:Fiddle, Background Pop8ths Ev 110
RealDrums [in style:BossaBrushes: a: Sidestick Brushes b: Sidestick, Ride

I sang and played bass.

Posted at 10:30 AM

May 01, 2020 User Showcase Song - Sweet Ukulele

Hi all. Hope this tune offers just a little bit of cheer in these difficult time.
All comments welcome. Regards to all Rob4580

Sweet Ukulele

This tune features 2 of the "FolkSwing" styles from RealTracks Set 101: & .
This styles offer a folky, but slightly funky, groove which make you think of really solid musicians gathering around a campfire.
The drums used here are the "NashvilleBrushesHillbillySwing" style from RealDrums Set 25.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Folkswing Acst Bass Guitar & Ukulele demo
File:Sweet Ukulele 1.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 140, Length (m:s)=2:49
No intro. 96 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 96. 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,
Style is _UKES140.STY (Folk Swing w/ Ukulele)

RealTracks in style: ~1137:Bass, Acoustic-Guitar, FolkSwing Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 606:Guitar, Nylon, Chet Fishin' Sw 120
RealTracks in style: ~1143:Ukulele, Strumming FolkSwing Sw 140
RealDrums [in style:NashvilleBrushesHillbillySwing: a: Sidestick, Brushesb: Brushes, Stick

Mixed in Studio One 4.
Whistling My self, hand claps and midi xylophone.

Posted at 10:52 AM

May 01, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® Add-ons On Sale EXTENDED to May 15th!

The newest Band-in-a-Box® Add-ons Xtra Styles PAK 8 & Loops-with-Style PAK 1 are still on sale - we've extended the special to May 15th!

Xtra Styles PAK 8 adds 164 fantastic new RealStyles to your collection! These are imaginative new combinations of our existing RealTracks library that fall into four categories: Rock/Pop 8, Jazz 8, Country 8, and Celtic 1. ALL of our Xtra Styles PAKs 1-8 are on sale for just $29 each! Learn more.

Loops-with-Style PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 (and higher) expands your loops collection with 100 new loops! We've taken the RealDrums and RealTracks source audio and remixed, remastered, and combined it to create these original loops. All of your favorite genres are covered, like jazz, funk, rock, pop, electronic, hip-hop, and more! To show them in action, we've created 50 new RealStyles that each include two of the loops. Plus, if you use the loops in Band-in-a-Box, we've included intelligent versions of the loops that automatically switch at A and B part markers. Each loop has a matching sister loop that works perfectly for another substyle!

Save over 30% when you purchase Loops-with-Style PAK 1 during our special - add it to your collection today for just $19! Learn more.

Mac user?
Xtra Styles PAKs
Loops-with-Style PAK 1

Posted at 10:45 AM

May 01, 2020 Our Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Special is EXTENDED to May 15th!

You haven't missed our Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac special, which has been extended to May 15th!

There's still time to purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Upgrade at up to 50% off, and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

There are over 50 exciting NEW features and add-ons, 202 RealTracks (including the popular "soulful gospel vocals"), RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, RealDrums transcriptions, and more!

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

Posted at 10:39 AM

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