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January 20, 2021 User Showcase Song - Nite at the Club

Just publish my latest tune. Nite at the club!

https://youtu.be/1pmqN0NrZXc

I used a lot of stuff.
Part A used a loop from Splice that I modified and deepened with other drums I created. I also implemented staccato synth/strings with the plugin Scaler (part A).

Part B uses Ez drummer and BIAB for
- the bass
- the electric piano chords and solo
- the sax solos

Solo Electric piano, RT 1243 "smooth jazz poppy"
electric piano chords, RT 1437 "jazz funk groovin"
Basse, RT 903 "smooth cool"
sax solo, RT 1060 "smooth jazz balad"

I play the guitars

Mixed in reaper, Ozone 9, THU full plugin for my guitar sounds (2 sounds used).

Then created the clip.

This one took me a lot of work! Hope you will enjoy it!

Posted at 10:18 AM

January 19, 2021 Band-in-a-Box® Resource: Downloading Your Purchase

Did you know... when you order your copy of Band-in-a-Box® from our website you will receive the installation files to download your order, even if you're having it shipped!

You can access these files within the My Products section of your online account.

Downloading the program is such a convenient way to get started with Band-in-a-Box®! To learn more about how to download your purchase, please review the written tutorials we've created for Windows and Mac.

Posted at 02:11 PM

January 19, 2021 User Showcase Song - Sarsaparilla

This is just me enjoying myself with three chords--"And I only know three chords!" (haha)

https://soundcloud.com/scott-schwarz-740132899/sarsaparilla

The lyric hook came to me last spring while I was working in the raspberry patch. I put it in my song ideas notebook and fleshed it out recently during this holiday break. I haven't had any time to be clever or melodically inventive---only a bit of time to have some fun.

For those of you outside the states who might not get my salt blast reference: In gun lore, supposedly if you fill your shotgun shells with rock salt, you create a non-lethal blast that stings like hell from the salt piercing the flesh. Please don't try this at home.

The Read Band:
RT651 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBoogie
RT654 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBoogieShuffle
RT1591 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffle
RT1586 Guitar, Electric, Soloist TexasBluesRockShuffleBrent
RT1583 Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockShuffle
RealDrums-TexasRnBShuffle

Lyrics

Posted at 09:39 AM

January 18, 2021 User Showcase Song - Cold Front

I’ve had this title sitting around for a while now. The time came to do something about it. So here’s a little rhumba blues…

https://soundcloud.com/tommyad/cold-front

https://tommyadamsmusic.com/track/2435619/cold-front

RealDrums in song: BluesRockSlowEv^4-a:Snare , b:Snare, HiHat
RealDrums in song: BossaBrushesPerc^2-a,b:Congas, No Kit
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 Guitar, Tom Adams

Posted at 10:18 AM

January 15, 2021 User Showcase Song - Unrepeated Affairs

This tune was done with Baib and Scaler 2.2. bandlab, the combination of the two created the tune i must say that biab midi is pretty outstanding i did change the instruments however i could have used the sounds in biab i had to try some of these free Christmas thingy's biab tracks Style is M_ANSWR1.STY (New Age MST Piano w/ Band)

https://soundcloud.com/f-m-m/unrepeated-affiars

BassCustom Synth is Hi-Q 049 01 Strings, Ensemble, Chamber Sforzando RealTracks in song: 914:Bass, Acoustic, ChaCha Ev 110 StringsCustom Synth is Hi-Q 050 01 Strings, Ensemble, Movie Sforzando Mt powered drums,bandlab s1 string section, strum session,sweetcase ep, Syntronik me on solos thanks for taking time to listen and comments.

Posted at 11:26 AM

January 15, 2021 LAST DAY TO SAVE UP TO 50%!

It's HERE! The FINAL day of our Band-in-a-Box 2021 Windows special, which also includes additional savings on Xtra Styles PAKs and MultiStyles PAK 1!

Save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for for Windows Upgrade by 11:59pm PST TODAY! (January 15th) Plus, we'll include a Bonus PAK loaded with some amazing Add-ons! Add even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) when you upgrade your Free Bonus PAK to the 2021 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.

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows.

Our Xtra Styles PAKs and MultiStyles PAK 1 sale is ending too... Xtra Styles PAK 10, and ALL our Xtra Styles PAKs, are on sale for $29 (reg. $49) each! Haven't purchased Xtra Styles yet, but now you want them all? The COMPLETE collection of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-10 with over 1,600 RealStyles can be yours for only $199 (reg. $349)! There's also an option to purchase the newest Xtra Styles PAKs 9 & 10 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for a bundle price of $49, if you missed out on our previous special!

Purchase the brand-new MultiStyles PAK 1 for only $19 (reg. $29)! Learn more about MultiStyles...

Mac user? Xtra Styles PAKs & MultiStyles PAKs are on sale for you too! Click here for your OS specific announcement.

Posted at 07:59 AM

January 14, 2021 TWO DAYS LEFT TO SAVE UP TO 50%!

Wow, it's already January 14th! That means there's just two days left of our Band-in-a-Box 2021 Windows special, which also includes additional savings on Xtra Styles PAKs and MultiStyles PAK 1!

Save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for for Windows Upgrade by 11:59pm PST on Friday, January 15th! Plus, we'll include a Bonus PAK loaded with some amazing Add-ons! Add even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) when you upgrade your Free Bonus PAK to the 2021 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.

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows.

Our Xtra Styles PAKs and MultiStyles PAK 1 sale is ending too... Xtra Styles PAK 10, and ALL our Xtra Styles PAKs, are on sale for $29 (reg. $49) each! Haven't purchased Xtra Styles yet, but now you want them all? The COMPLETE collection of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-10 with over 1,600 RealStyles can be yours for only $199 (reg. $349)! There's also an option to purchase the newest Xtra Styles PAKs 9 & 10 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for a bundle price of $49, if you missed out on our previous special!

Purchase the brand-new MultiStyles PAK 1 for only $19 (reg. $29)! Learn more about MultiStyles...

Mac user? Xtra Styles PAKs & MultiStyles PAKs are on sale for you too! Click here for your OS specific announcement.

Posted at 09:50 AM

January 14, 2021 User Showcase Song - The Mighty River

This one is for Kathy: The Mighty River

The Band

Dave Bell - Guitars and Vocals
Marty Straub, aka BabuMusic - Bass
Chris Spruit - Background Vocals

2692:Organ, Rhythm ModernPopSlowMike Ev 075
3343:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HazyBalladChorus ev16 070 (*2, one using the simple option)

Drums: EZDrummer2

Mixed with Reaper, mastered with Ozone.

Lyrics

Posted at 09:35 AM

January 13, 2021 User Showcase Song - Use Me

In 2 weeks it will be a year since my first post here. Man, those songs sounded so bad. Reading all your comments on mine and others' posts has taught me so much. Thank you all!! Now when the song sounds bad, it's just because it is, not because it was presented so poorly.

https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub/use-me

RealTracks in style: 1922:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockSlow12-8 Sw 060 --REPLACED BY ME
RealTracks in song: ~~689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1924:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Sol Sw 060
RealTracks in style: 1923:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockSlow12-8Brent Sw 060
RealTracks in song: 424:Harmonica, Soloist Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 2686:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow12-8BrentSimple Sw 065
RealDrums [in style:BluesRock128^6-a:Snare, HiHat Loose , b:Snare, Ride
Lyrics

Posted at 01:30 PM

January 13, 2021 The Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows® Special ENDS on Friday!

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON TO SAVE UP TO 50% ON YOUR BAND-IN-A-BOX® UPGRADE - OUR SPECIAL ENDS FRIDAY!

There is still a little time left to save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for for Windows Upgrade by 11:59pm PDF on Friday, January 15th!

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows with over 50 new features, plus the 202 RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles," RealDrums transcriptions, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10, the 2021 Free Bonus PAK, and 2021 49-PAK!

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 Windows 2021 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2021 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.

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Posted at 01:28 PM

January 12, 2021 User Showcase Song - Just Me and Myself

This is one I initially posted almost 8 years ago. I no longer have a list of the RTs but it's all BIAB except the vocal. I had a bit of a frog in my throat the first line or two. It's a Chicago Style Blues.

https://soundcloud.com/alananddi/just-me-and-myself

I was gonna redo the vocal but Di said she liked it - it was "cute". Wife translation: "I like it as it is. Don't even touch it!" I guess cute is better than crappy and an unhappy wife! Thanks in advance.

Lyrics

Alan

Posted at 11:27 AM

January 11, 2021 User Showcase Song - The Ballad Of The Soda Pop

Hi all. Here is my latest offer.
All comments welcome

The Ballad Of The Soda Pop

A Tex-Mex RealStyle that features a country electric guitar soloist.
It plays classic country riffs and bends with a clean tone.
A gritty electric guitar is panned to the side, playing a Texas rock part.
A twelve-string acoustic guitar strums campfire chords with an even-eighths rhythm.
Electric bass plays with a push into beat three that is common in the Tex-Mex style.
TexMexCountryEv8^ RealDrums play in their first variation,
which includes a tom groove with shaker
/scraper at A and shaker/scraper/ride at B.

This song is in the key of Bm/D and uses a mix of pop and slash chords
that change every 2 to 8 beats.

****** Song Summary *************
Title: _Sodi-pop - Del Rio Tex-Mex Ctry Guitar Solo
File:Sodi Pop.SGU
Key=Bm , Tempo 120, Length (m:s)=2:16
4 bar intro, 60 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 64. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,RealDrums Changes,
Style is _DELRIO4.STY (Del Rio Tex-Mex Ctry Guitar Solo)

RealTracks in style: 1293:Bass, Electric, TexMexCountry Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1515:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 3216:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireEven Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1718:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealDrums [in style:TexMexCountryEv8^1-a:Groove, Shaker & Scrapper , b:Ride, Shaker & Scrapper

Mixed with Studio-Strings Unify-Spitfire Ochestra
Vocals my self

Lyrics

Posted at 02:21 PM

January 11, 2021 RealBand 2021 Includes 64-bit PG DX Plugins Presets!

Download the latest update for RealBand 2021 to addpresets for 64-bit PG DX plugins!

Release notes (build 3c, Jan 7 2021):
-Fixed: Running 32-bit realband.exe (Version 2020) is now supported.
-Added: Presets for 64-bit PG DX plugins.

Posted at 02:19 PM

January 08, 2021 The Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows® Special ENDS January 15th!

IT'S YOUR LAST WEEKEND TO SAVE UP TO 50% ON YOUR BAND-IN-A-BOX® UPGRADE!

We've extended our SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Upgrade purchases until January 15, 2021, so there is still a little time left to save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Upgrade!

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows with over 50 new features, plus the 202 RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles," RealDrums transcriptions, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10, the 2021 Free Bonus PAK, and 2021 49-PAK!

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 Windows 2021 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2021 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.

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Posted at 01:27 PM

January 08, 2021 User Showcase Song - Cool Waters

You are sitting by your campfire watching the lake's waves slowly come to shore. Most are very similar but on occasion one will make a large splash. Large fluffy snowflakes from the first snowfall are slowly dancing in front of your eyes but you don't care, you are in a serenity state of mind.

https://soundcloud.com/mario_guitar/cool-waters

BiaB style - Rendevous - Arpeggiated Ballad
Tempo = 85 BPM

Piano - Keyzone classic EP
All of the following BiaB tracks are Kontakt instruments:
Bass - Kirt Hunter virtuoso instruments-bass-
Cellos - bass track raised one octave - Kirt Hunter virtuoso instruments - cellos
Guitar - Gentle Vibes
Strings - Kirt Hunter virtuoso instruments-strings

I am playing the timpani, cymbals, chimes, and harp loops via my keyboard controller.
I am playing the flute via my wind controller. All are Kontakt instruments.

All but the bass and cellos have Raum reverb added.

Posted at 01:25 PM

January 07, 2021 Xtra Styles PAK 10 & MultiStyles PAK 1 - Special Extended to January 15th!

NEW Add-ons for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 - and we've extended our Xtra Styles PAK and MultiStyles PAK Special until January 15th!

Xtra Styles PAK 10 with 50 styles each for Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Folk Celebration! These carefully crafted RealStyles include lo-fi acoustic guitar hip hop, triple-guitar garage rock, a barbeque boom-chick jam, slidin' lazy country blues, bolero and bossa nova fusion, a Gypsy and stride ballad, praise break organ jazz fusion, surfin' folk rock, barn dance old-time stomp 'n' clap, an acoustic folky blues jam, and so much more!

Introducing MultiStyles PAK 1! 30 MultiStyles containing 120 styles - that's a total of 150 Styles! We've included 10 MultiStyles each for Country, Jazz, and Rock-Pop. Our jazz greats MultiStyle allows you to switch between piano and guitar comping, or select from two different solos. Our Jamaican groove selecta allows you to switch from ska at one section to reggae, island groove, or reggae with sax solo at another. A Tex-Mex country MultiStyle allows you to switch between a regular-time and double-time feel. And that's just the beginning. There's so much more in store! Once you dive into these professionally-mixed MultiStyles, you'll wonder how you ever made due with only two substyles per song! Use one substyle for a softer intro, another one for a restrained breakdown, then throw in a different and energetic middle-eight, or change it up with a solo. The possibilities are endless!

And they're ON SALE until January 15th!

Xtra Styles PAK 10, and ALL our Xtra Styles PAKs, are on sale for $29 (reg. $49) each! Haven't purchased Xtra Styles yet, but now you want them all? The COMPLETE collection of Xtra Styles PAKs 1-10 with over 1,600 RealStyles can be yours for only $199 (reg. $349)! There's also an option to purchase the newest Xtra Styles PAKs 9 & 10 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for a bundle price of $49, if you missed out on our previous special! www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=mac

Purchase MultiStyles PAK 1 for only $19 (reg. $29)!

Windows user? Click here for your OS specific product announcement.

Posted at 10:13 AM

January 07, 2021 User Showcase Song - It's An Honour To Meet You

Happy New Year!!! How is everyone? I hope you will all continue to make stunning music throughout 2021, to keep us all sane :-) Special thanks to PG Music for having created such superb means for us to make music through and with! and to all the incredible musicians on these forums, who create it all!

Here's my first effort of 2021 - a small, instrumental track. I hope to write more of these in due course - hope that this is the first of a few more, though let's see what happens.

https://soundcloud.com/jamesdelsono/its-an-honour-to-meet-you

I hope you like it :-) - but all comments are very much welcome. Thanks for taking the time to listen!

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Mary - 4 January 2021
File:Mary - 4 January 2021.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=3:45
No intro. 76 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 76. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _TACTFUL.STY (Tactful Gentle Indie Guitar)

RealTracks in style: ~700:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1837:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopModernGrooveHeld Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 3656:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm IndieGentlePush Ev16 080

Posted at 10:04 AM

January 06, 2021 Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Today!

We've updated our Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Windows version to address a few user-reported program issues and requests. Band-in-a-Box® 2021 users can update for free here.

Have you been using your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows purchase and not applied any patch updates yet? Make sure you download the latest free patch update to access some great Bonus "Half-time" and "Double-time" RealStyles!

Total of new styles is:
-111 new RealStyles
-80 new RealTracks variations.
-27 new RealDrums variations.

This includes:
-variations of existing 16th-based bluegrass.
-variations of existing celtic and train beat styles.
-new styles with both 8th-based and 16th variations.
-16th-based samba variations.

Posted at 02:07 PM

January 06, 2021 User Showcase Song - Really There's Nothing To Say

In my last post, I mentioned how many songs I've written and how many I've thrown away.
As I said, I started writing when I was 14.
The first song I ever "kept" came about 6 years later (1975).
First time I had thought... "This doesn't totally suck."

REALLY THERE'S NOTHING TO SAY

I only keep it still for the sake of nostaglia.
I figured I'd throw it against the wall here.
Warts and all.
Beginnings.
It's slow and meloncholy (my first real broken heart).
A 3-verse song. Standard for the times.
I quit writing 3-verse songs about 1985.
So...going back 45 years...

The BAND:
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in song: ~2200:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~369:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 065
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2066:Piano, Rhythm NewAgeAnswers Ev16 110
Harmonies generated using TC Helicon plugin in RealBand
Lyrics

Posted at 02:05 PM

January 04, 2021 User Showcase Song - High Hopes

Leon kindly offered this lyric to Janice and she worked up the melody and chord progression and then sang lead and harmony while Bud watched from the sidelines

https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=634111

Thanks for listening and your comments are always welcome.
Lyrics are on SoundCloud. Happy New Year!

Janice: Lead and harmony vocals / melody / arrangement
Leon: Lyrics
Peter: Guitar solo, fills & slide fills / arrangement / mix support
Bud: Mix / Mastering / arrangement / vocal engineering / photography (thanks Janice for putting up with me on the composite SC photo)

Thanks to Peter & Leon and as always to PG Music for making it possible.

Vocals: Rode NT1 mic > Scarlett 212 Interface > Logic Pro X > Nectar 3
Drums: RealDrums N’ville Even 8 > Waves CLA Drums
Double Snare: Waves JPL Drums
Cymbals/Chimes: Waves JPL Percussion-Cymbals
Congas: BiaB Loop > Neutron 3 > EMT 140 Reverb sim
Bass: RealTrack 3458 Bass, ElectricAmericanaPop > Waves Bass Rider > Neutron 3
Piano: MST 3004 ElectricVintage > Logic Grand Steinway > Waves Unplugged
Mix: Logic Pro X
Mastering: Logic Pro X > Logic EQ > Ozone 9 Dynamics > Ozone 9 Imager > Ozone 9 Maximizer > Ozone Tonal Balance 2 > Logic Pro Loudness Meter

Posted at 12:27 PM

January 04, 2021 Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows - Special Extended to January 15th!

SALE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15TH!
Save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Upgrade during our special!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows is here, with over 50 new features, 202 RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles," RealDrums transcriptions, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10, and more!

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 Windows 2021 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks and the just-released MultiStyles PAK 1) upgrade it to the 2021 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

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows.

Posted at 12:19 PM

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