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August 31, 2020 Tip: Opening RealTracks & RealDrums DMG Files

The RealTracks and RealDrums installation files a Mac customer receives are DMG files. If you're having difficulties getting these files to run, check out this "Quick Tip" video prepared by Simon: Video - Opening RealTracks & RealDrums DMG Files

Posted at 12:33 PM

August 31, 2020 User Showcase Song - Stay in the Fight

I'd like to share with you our latest song: Stay in the Fight

After many years of building a great baseball team, the Washington Nationals roared back from a dismal start to claim their first World Series Championship in 2019. Their positive attitude unleashed an undeniable winning spirit. The victory united a troubled, divided city during difficult times and reminded us all what we can accomplish when we work together and believe in each other.

Here's the PGM data:
Style is _HRKCSP1.STY (Hard Rock w/ Crisp Guitar &Organ)

RealTracks in style: 995:Bass, Electric, HardRockLA Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 997:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLACrispArp Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)

-DC SpaceDog

Posted at 11:19 AM

August 28, 2020 User Showcase Song - The Seabird's Cry

Having recently read the superb book by Adam Nicolson (The Seabird's Cry), which explores the lives of 10 of our different seabirds, I collected together images to accompany my piece of music which I entitled the same and posted it on YouTube (see link below)and released through Distrokid.
I recorded the piece using Cakewalk using the following RealTracks from BIAB:

YouTube Link:

BASS: 683 - Electric Pop Half-note push
DRUMS: A combination of '=Prayer& Worship Shine'; Country Even 16 (Brushes & Snare)'; Metal Slow Big Toms Groove'
AC. GUITAR: 385 Acoustic Finger Picking (one hard L and one hard R)
AC. GUITAR: 634 Ac Strumming
ELEC GUITAR: 634 Rhythm
ELEC GUITAR: 512 Solo Dire Ev (Bluesy)
MARRIMBA: Dimension Pro VST
PIANO - American Grey: Analog Lab 4 VST
PIANO - Standard Grand Tight : Addictive Keys VST
CHORAL - Choir Long: Spitfire Audio Labs VST
STRINGS: Dimension Pro VST
FLUTES: Amadeus Symphony Orch VST

Many thanks for your time, Mark Rogers

Posted at 08:50 AM

August 27, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Improved!

We've updated Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows to remove uninvited high pitch noises when using mixer controls, applied faster opening of the drums window/MIDI monitor/Tuner when using the 64-bit version, fixed a few other user-reported issues, and updated the DAW Plugin with added bar markers for bar changes, resolved issues with running the plugin as a modal window in Reaper, and more!

Learn all about the latest free Band-in-a-Box® update and download it here.

Posted at 10:59 AM

August 27, 2020 User Showcase Song - Three Pale Brothers

The mid-60's British Folk Rock bands gave me an appreciation for the great storytelling (often mixing the supernatural with the romance of lords and ladies) of traditional songs. Subtleties of language are as much the reason I still listen to Pentangle's House Carpenter or Fairport's Tam Lin and Reynardine, as much as the fine musicianship.
This gothic tale, using some of the Americana RT`s, attempts a similar blend of ancient and modern.
(Recorded in the midst of moving, mixed on headphones and with all-Helicon harmonies... but you can still point out where I can improve).

Three Pale Brothers
Lyrics on SoundCloud.

Style is _SIERRA.STY (Sierra Mountain Folk)
RealTracks in style: 3496:Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaMountain16thsAB Ev16 070
RealTracks in style: 3155:Mandola, Rhythm AmericanaMountain16thsAndy ev16 070
RealTracks in style: 3185:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Mountain16thsQuinn Ev16 070
RealTracks in style: 3158:Fiddle, 5-string, Rhythm AmericanaMountain16thsABAndy ev16 070
RT833 GuitarAltCountry
RealTracks in song: 3230:Guitar, Electric, Background CinemaHeldLowDarin Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 3231:Guitar, Electric, Background CinemaHeldHighDarin Ev16 090
RealDrums [in style:ShakerSlow16ths: a: ShakerSlow16thsb: ShakerSlow16ths
RDrums Americana Roots Toms

Posted at 09:33 AM

August 26, 2020 Using Band-in-a-Box® Songs to Enhance Your Projects

Have you ever been working on a non-music project and thought to yourself, "This would be better with music."? I mean, I'm sure you have - we're all lovers of music here!

But with the legal issues that can arise when sharing a video that includes a song (for instance), it can be hard to find the "right" song!

That's where Band-in-a-Box® comes in!

You could use the SoundTrack feature in Band-in-a-Box® to 'produce' the accompaniment, choosing your genre, length of time, and fade-in/fade-out options. To use the SoundTrack feature, choose the Melody | Generate Soundtrack menu item. More information can be found here.
*Windows only

Know the chord progression of the song you'd like to use? Enter it into the Chord Sheet, and choose a style using the StylePicker "Song Titles Browser" feature (search the name of that song, and the program will update the Style lists to show the Styles that fit the elements of that song).

Don't know the chord progression for that song? Use the Audio Chord Wizard to analyze that song, send the chords to Band-in-a-Box, then use the "Song Titles Browser" feature in the StylePicker window!

Windows SoundTrack feature
Windows Audio Chord Wizard
Windows StylePicker

Mac Audio Chord Wizard
Mac StylePicker

Posted at 02:00 PM

August 26, 2020 User Showcase Song - Go With Me

This is, I guess, jazzy pop.

The vocals were by Chels of fiverr. A few plosives and she sang too softly at times, but overall I think she did great.

RealTracks in style: ~~481:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Ballad Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~~487:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz Ballad Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~~555:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz Ballad Freddie Sw 085
RealTracks in song: ~493:Trombone, Jazz Ballad Sw 085 (Bluesy)
RealDrums [in style:JazzBrushes: a: Brushes Swirling b: Brushes Busier


Posted at 12:32 PM

August 25, 2020 Using Keystrokes & Hot Keys in Band-in-a-Box®

If you're like me, you use keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys to simplify (or speed up) the common and repetative steps taking while creating projects.

Did you know Band-in-a-Box® is PACKED with shortcuts?

Keystroke commands (or "Hot Keys") can be used to access and apply song settings, quickly load songs and Styles, quickly open different dialog windows, mute or select tracks, loop, transpose, and more!

A few of my favorite shortcuts include:
CTRL T - toggle between the different main screen views
F1 - opens the Help Index
/ [Enter] - launch the new Feature Browser
S [Enter] - immediately opens up the StylePicker window.

View all the different Keystroke Commands for Band-in-a-Box for Windows here. Mac users can review their Keystroke list here.

Posted at 02:04 PM

August 25, 2020 User Showcase Song - Whiskey With The Devil

My first post on Soundcloud.

WHISKEY WITH THE DEVIL, Was all done in BIAB and Real Band. With all real tracks. I wrote it sometime ago and can't find all the lyrics right now, but they are pretty clear in the track I think. Country Ballad style, Thanks in advance for any listens.


Posted at 09:19 AM

August 24, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® - Fun with Guitar Gear YouTube Video

Check out the CoolGuitarGear YouTube channel - you'll hear Band-in-a-Box® in their videos! Like this one, where they use Band-in-a-Box® accompaniment to 'beef up' the sound on their video: watch video...

Or this one, where they actually show off using Band-in-a-Box®, including how they imported the files into Cakewalk!

Have you stumbled on Band-in-a-Box in a YouTube video? Share it here!

Posted at 01:04 PM

August 24, 2020 User Showcase Song - I Was Weighed Down

Song Title: I Was Weighed Down

Background: I wrote this after I went through a DVD guitar instruction course by the master jazz guitarist Robert Conti. He liked it enough that it is a featured video on his web site,

It's a short fun video that features some of the concepts from the course.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Weighed Down
File:Weighed Down.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 120, Length (m:s)=1:44
No intro. 48 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 48. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _LAZYJZM.STY (Piano Trio Medium Slow)

RealTracks in style: ~768:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Sw 110
RealDrums [in style:JazzBrushes: a: Brushes Swirling b: Brushes Busier


I used the DAW Reaper,
No effects on the BIAB tracks
Guitars were through a Quilter Micropro amp mic'd with an sm57, EQ and compression plugins in Reaper
Vocal, MCA SP1, In reaper EQ Compression Tape Saturation, In a bus ReaVerb plugin with a smallplate IR

Posted at 01:00 PM

August 21, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown!

We're thrilled to tell you a little about the latest Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist, Mel Brown!

Bass player Mel Brown has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards (and he won two of them!), with many appearances on #1 Billboard albums and singles - you may have heard of him and listened to his playing in the past. On top of performing, he's also an author, educator, and musical director! He's been using Band-in-a-Box for about 10 years, and has this to say:

"Band-in-a-Box is my 'go-to' solution for creating accompanying tracks. I've always used it for my in-person teaching activities, but now that so much of activity in this area is 'on-demand' video content online, the need for audio quality, musicality, and ease of use in my production workflow are much more important. The RealTracks have solidified Band-in-a-Box as my primary composing tool as well. As an independent musician, Band-in-a-Box makes it possible to take full advantage of opportunities with full confidence in my final product - for a price that completely makes sense. If you haven't tried it, you're truly missing out"

Learn more about Mel Brown here.

Check out all of the Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artists:

Posted at 09:50 AM

August 21, 2020 User Showcase Song - Start anew

I felt like putting together a Bossa style tune so here it is:

Style is _BOSAAMP.STY (Amplitube Bossa Guitar 'Kitschy')
PianoCustom Synth is Hi-Q 001 01 Piano, Acoustic, Grand Sforzando.tgs

RealTracks in style: 921:Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 110
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 1894:Piano, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
Loop in Song: Drums\BossaBrazilPercAlex^2-Sstik,Snar
RealTracks in song: 2370:Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 477:Trombone, Bossa Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 1446:Fiddle, Soloist GypsyJazzLatin Ev 165
RealDrums [in Song:BossaLewis^03-a:Brushes HiHat , b:SideStick Ride


Posted at 09:34 AM

August 20, 2020 User Showcase Song - Who Tells Him

Here is my tribute for august. It is a Rock-Blues style with a very nice solo.

I had this song nearly ready in july, but I decided at the same time to change my recording studio into something more handy. So it had to wait untill the studio was ready to record the background vocals.
The song had to be light with a nice beat and solo. The lyrics are humorous or meant to be.
I hope you enjoy it, but let me know what mistakes I made, or what I did right!

The song is in C, the tempo 105 bpm.
The style is OLDDAYS.STY (Old Days Rootsy Country Rock)

RealTracks 2260:Bas, Funky Groove
RealTracks 1155:Organ, B3
RealTracks 2635:Guitar, Electric
RealTracks 2634:Guitar, Electric
RealTracks 1937:Synth, Ritme, EuroDance Chorus 7 Hit Straight
RealTracks 2203:Solo guitar, Electric
RealDrums DrivingPop8ths^01-a:HiHat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare

The lyrics

(c) HWBerkhout, july 2020

Posted at 10:02 AM

August 20, 2020 Refresh Your RealBand 2020 Today!

The latest version of RealBand 2020 allows you to save lyrics with your MGU file, improves XML features, corrects reported issues when looping a song with ASIO or Windows Audio, and applies additional improvements to the program!

Learn more about this free RealBand 2020 update here.

Posted at 10:01 AM

August 20, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Update!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac today and you'll see a cleaner RealTracks Picker Window, hear the optional metronome while recording audio, and apply a few other 'fixes' for customer reported program issues.

This free patch is available here.

Posted at 09:34 AM

August 19, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Improvements!

Still using Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac? Download the latest update today to add a metronome when recording audio, smooth out the appearance of the RealTracks Picker window, fix a few reported possible crash issues, and apply many other improvements added with this free patch update.

Click here to learn more and download this patch.

Posted at 01:33 PM

August 19, 2020 User Showcase Song - Mon Fils

This is a complete redo of another one of my older songs. This song was done for my son. Was especially missing him this year because of the Covid travel restrictions.

Mon Fils

The backtrack on this song. Had a different set of instruments for each verse.

Verse One was the original midi files from the JLush style.
The midi files were played with Virtual Instruments from Studio One.
25. Acoustic Nylon
50. String Ensemble 2
1. Acoustic Grand Piano
33. Acoustic Bass.

Posted at 01:12 PM

August 18, 2020 Freshen Up Your Intros with Band-in-a-Box® 2020!

With the Band-in-a-Box® 2020 new feature Bass/Drums or Drums only Auto-Intros you can now choose between the "whole band" playing, or you can choose "drums only" or "bass and drums only" - what a great way to freshen up the intro of your song!

Give it a try today... Open the Generate Chords for Intro dialog and make your selection - when you click the [(Re)-Generate Intro Chords] button, you'll see (and hear!) the updated intro!

See this new feature in action: 37:59 - New Feature - Drum-only & Bass-only Intros

Click here to read about this feature in the Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Online Upgrade Manual for Mac.

Posted at 01:54 PM

August 18, 2020 User Showcase Song - Do You Still Think About Me

This was written in a Smooth Jazz style in the vein of someone like Phil Perry or Will Downing. ALL music was composed in BIAB and dragged into Sonar (Cakewalk) for mixing. Vocals were recorded on a TASCAM DP32.

Do You Still Think About Me by: Henry Clarke

Style: Crumble RnB Jazz Ballad Rhythm
Bass: 2475
Organ: 2695
Piano: 911
Guitar 1: 1072
Guitar 2: 2525
Drums: Real Drums Jazz Funk, Grooving
Drums: LOOP - PopSoul RnB, Ushered
Strings: 2953
Guitar3: 2617 Wah Wah
Vocal Aahs: 3020

Posted at 10:24 AM

August 14, 2020 User Showcase Song - Way Back When

This is a story from a long, long time ago and how it relates to my present day state of mind…

RealTracks in song: 1758:Banjo, Rhythm, Pop16ths Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1947:Mandolin, Rhythm PopModernGrooveAndy Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 1761:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 2446:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Background SpaghettiWestern Ev 065 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, Waves Bass Rider
Vocals, Electric Guitars(Tele & Les Paul), Tom Adams


Posted at 10:38 AM

August 14, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Update Announcement!

Download the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows update to resolve possible issues when playing demos from the StylePicker or other dialogs, enhance the included VST Plugin, display chord pushes in the Audio Edit window, and more!

Learn more about this free Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows update and download it here.

Posted at 09:12 AM

August 13, 2020 A Look Back - Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box®

We were so excited to release the very first Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box® just four years ago, and we're thrilled that they have been such a hit!

Xtra Styles PAK 1 was released in August 2016, starting with: Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Singer-Songwriter! Check out our first Xtra Styles PAK video highlighting these newer Add-ons:

We've been releasing Xtra Styles PAKs a couple times a year ever since! We now have 9 Xtra Styles PAKs packed with 1,400+ RealStyles, so there's definitely something you'll love - check out our complete Xtra Styles PAKs selection here.

Mac user? Click here for your OS specific links

Posted at 10:05 AM

August 13, 2020 User Showcase Song - I Can't Take It No More

Just for the fun of it.
Note this song ain't about me!

BiaB style - AG_Soul - slow soulful gospel
Tempo - 75 BPM
Drums - Steven Slate's SSD5 - Classic rock - FX - Waves CLA drums
Piano - Kontakt - upright piano K5
Strings - B4II - 17 Woodstock

I am playing these instruments:
Fretless bass through Amplitube - SVX - pop fingered 1
Rhythm guitar - Strat copy through Amplitube - Ambience SR
Leas guitar - Strat copy through Amplitube - Jimi Hendrix - SR Fuzz

Posted at 09:43 AM

August 12, 2020 Accessing Your Band-in-a-Box® Order Online

If you've ordered Band-in-a-Box® on our website, you can access your download links (even if you selected a shipping option) from your Account | My Products page.

Band-in-a-Box® users who purchased their copy elsewhere can also add their purchase to their Account | My Products page. This is a convenient way to register your purchase and access the installation files if you ever need them for future re-installation reasons. To do this, visit and create your account, then click on My Products and enter your 24-digit Band-in-a-Box® serial number.

Posted at 11:48 AM

August 12, 2020 User Showcase Song - For Heavens Sake

For Heavens Sake

The band:
RealTracks in song: 3099:Organ, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsMike Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 2879:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSparseSlow16thsColin Ev16 060
Vocal: Chris Spruit
Bass: Marty Straub
Guitars: Dave Bell
Drums: EZDrummer2

I ended up recording five guitar tracks for this (not all playing at the same time)

Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone.


Posted at 11:05 AM

August 11, 2020 Learning with Band-in-a-Box® - Chords & Games

Want to hear what a chord sounds like? Type the chord, then press SHIFT enter. The chord will play as it is entered on to the chord sheet!

You can also familiarize yourself with how different chords sound using the Chord Builder feature of the program, which will audition different chords for you, based on your input.

Want more? Challenge yourself with some ear training with the included Pitch Invasion and Music Replay programs, accessible in the Practice Window!

Pitch Invasion helps to develop perfect pitch as you shoot down "alien" notes invading from above, and Music Replay develops your pitch, rhythm, and melody recognition by replaying what the program plays, in note, rhythm, or melodic modes.

Pitch Invasion & Music Replay can also be accessed within the bb\Songs and Lessons\Ear Training folder for the program.

Posted at 01:02 PM

August 11, 2020 User Showcase Song - Let's Leave Behind This Crazy World

Hi, all:

A new collaboration with John Vaughan. A couple of months back I asked John to come up with some lyrics I could have some fun with. While the melody came quickly on this one, it took me a little bit to get around to doing a BIAB version (July just wasn't a very productive month for me laugh ) Anyway, with a few tweaks to the original lyrics, here’s where we ended up. Appreciate as always comments on the production aspects. And thanks in advance for the listen—hope you enjoy it!

My best to you all,


Here's the song:



And here's the band:

RealTracks 1417: Bass, Electric, RootsRock
RealTracks 2767: Cuatro, Rhythm PuertoRicoAguinaldo
RealTracks 1606: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths
RealTracks 1608: Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16ths
RealTracks 3523: Marimba, Rhythm IslandGroove Ev16 100
RealTracks 1947: Mandolin, Rhythm PopModern
RealDrums: SynthDrumsDisco^4-a:Snare Busy, Kick , b: Muted Bass, Snare

Posted at 10:07 AM

August 10, 2020 Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Russian for Windows is Here!

Мы хорошо потрудились и добавили в "Band-in-a-Box®" 50 новых функций и изумительную коллекцию нового контента, включая 202 новых стиля RealTracks (что в два раза больше 101 стиля, которые мы часто выпускали в прошлом), новые стили RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, инструментальные этюды (Instrumental Studies), транскрипции для стилей RealDrums и др.!


Posted at 01:11 PM

August 10, 2020 User Showcase Song - Deeper Exit

hi guys i used scaler ,biab, bandlab, and came up with this something different hope you like it me on guitars Style is _CARLOW.STY (Carlow Celtic Reel w/Cello Chops) RealTracks in song: 1448:Fiddle, Soloist GypsyJazzLatin Ev 165

Posted at 09:51 AM

August 07, 2020 Listen to the Band-in-a-Box® User Showcase Radio Today!

You may know about our User Showcase Forum, but have you heard about our Band-in-a-Box® User Showcase Radio?

What a great way to listen to all of the Band-in-a-Box® creations from program users just-like-you! It's as easy as choosing a playlist and pressing play!

Click here to access our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, and don't forget to bookmark your new favorite page!

Posted at 01:47 PM

August 07, 2020 User Showcase Song - Sweet Devilish Style

While perusing some new styles in Band in a Box I came across _DEVLSH.STY and thought it was sweet, so I wrote this song. I was thrilled when Blue Attitude (Dave Bell & Christiane Spruit) decided to include it in their (our) repertoire. My 1st thought was to rewrite the lyrics to accommodate Chris's beautiful voice. She insisted I sing it, and I reluctantly agreed to comply. Chris did add a wonderfully devilish piano, and you all know Dave would lay down some outstanding guitar, and he did.

Then it came time for the video. Again they figured I should do it. Well, after looking all over the Internet for some free video clips to use, I give up. Chris brilliantly suggested I use metaphor instead of sexy, devilish women. Perfect! The song is not really about women; it's about avoiding temptation.

Sweet Devilish Style

RealTracks in style: 3360:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BritBluesRock70sChoppy Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 2634:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBluesRock Ev 110
Loop in Song: Percussion Loops\Loop124bpm Conga 8ths 4 bars fill at end.wma
RealTracks in song: 2203:Guitar,
Dave Bell, devilish guitar and EZDrummer (and he mixes far better than I, so he mixed it, too)
Chris Spruit, devilish piano
me, devilish voice and soothing bass


Posted at 09:59 AM

August 06, 2020 User Showcase Song - You're Not a King

Ever since a federal judge stated "Presidents are not kings" last November, I have had this song in my mind. I'm sure this song is going to p*ss off a few people; however, I have not written a scathing rebuke of anyone's ideology, but of the president's character and competence.

Using the gospel choir in the prechorus has layers of irony.

You're Not a King

Real Tracks:
RT1525 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerPushDirty
RT1717 Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockStraight Ev 120
RT697 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120
RT694 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockArp Ev 120
RC3363 Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritClassicRockGrittyWah
RT1276 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopUpliftPulsing
RT888 Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopBronx
RT3527 Vocals, Background GospelCool3

The drums were spliced together from various loops from Mixcraft.
The guitar at the bridge is Virtual Guitarist Iron.
The 17 second intro is from Mixcraft loops.

Mixed on Reaper. Mastered with Ozone 9.

Posted at 11:08 AM

August 05, 2020 Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows

Make sure to check out the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows review from Sound-Guy (Dennis) at click here.

Sound-Guy has been using Band-in-a-Box® for many, many, many, many, many years - and we still managed to surprise him with some great new features! Read his latest review to learn more about his favorite additions for 2020!

"Band-in-a-Box continues to evolve as an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical “talent”. It also provides educational and training tools for keyboardists and guitarists. It’s easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. BIAB provides education, inspiration, a “live” band to aid in practicing, and anything from backing tracks to full performances for recording."

Posted at 11:17 AM

August 05, 2020 User Showcase Song - Adriatica



Style is _RAINNYC.STY (Rainy New York City Modern Jazz )
RealTracks in style: ~2320:Bass, Acoustic, JazzWaltzRonHeld Sw 140
RealTracks in song: ~~2190:Piano, Electric, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
RealDrums [in style:ModJazzWaltz^01-a:SideStick, Ride, b:Snare, Ride
RealDrums PercLando34^02 Cajon
2544 Pedal Steel, Modern Waltz, Background
2647 Sax Soprano, JazzWaltzJack
2397 Sax, Tenor, WaltzEric
Midi--Soprano Sax, Bandeon, Chunky UK Guitar, Saxes all in SampleTank 3

Posted at 10:37 AM

August 04, 2020 How I Use Band-in-a-Box® to Create Shots/Chops

Band-in-a-Box® user Henry Clarke creates a lot of great songs with Band-in-a-Box®, and he's shared his steps for creating the shots/chops within his recent song Lonely in a Crowd.

To watch Henry's video, click here.

Have your own program tip to share? Feel free to post it to our Tips & Tricks forum.


Posted at 12:53 PM

August 04, 2020 User Showcase Song - Hard

I am a songwriter, first. Then a guitar player.
Mainly acoustic guitar.
I dabble with electric a bit.
And I dabble with piano.
I have also dabbled in...
...banjo, mandolin, bass, harmonica, saxaphone (I lent my sax to someone years ago and never got it back - no great loss), and fiddle.
You DO NOT want to hear me play fiddle. Trust me.

I constantly wish I were a piano player (as a songwriting tool, mostly). And to that end, I've been dabbling a bit more lately. Practice is always important.
So to practice, I decided to write a "piano song". And to experiment further (after the guitar vst in the last one), I decided to record it... Baby steps.


MIDI SuperTracks in song: 3254:Bass, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~2200:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3438:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BritPsycPopBallad Ev 065
Me: Vocals, harmony, piano

Any comments are welcome. Thanks for listening.

Posted at 12:50 PM

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