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September 29, 2022 User Showcase Song - Too Much Fun

Too Much Fun

I put this together a month ago. Saw some kids - maybe 6 thru 10 years old - playing in the local park. They were playing tag, skip rope, jump rope, running thru the water sprinklers, and just running around with big smiles and laughing loudly. So I put this together that evening after dinner.

I hope it portrays the fun and laughter I was trying to express with the music. Yeah, a bit cheesy but I still like it!

Also, I'm aware of the brief volume decrease at about 0:22 and 0:36 0- tried to get rid of it by uploading several times, but it refuses to go away.

File:Too Much Fun.SGU

Key=A , Tempo 133, Length (m:s)=2:53

Style is _QUICK.STY (Quick Baritone Guitar Rock)

RealTracks in style: 1691:Bass, Electric, CountryDrivin8thsPumpin Ev 150
RealTracks in song: 4005:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModPopFunkyOctaves Ev16 130
RealTracks in style: 3720:Guitar, Baritone Acoustic, Rhythm AmericanaFastRock Ev 150
RealTracks in song: 1530:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopPower Ev 120
RealDrums in style:Rock90s^01-a:Closed Hat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare

Posted at 01:15 PM

September 29, 2022 How to: Options for Installing Band-in-a-Box® 2022 on macOS

When ordering Band-in-a-Box®, you'll receive the program by e-delivery with the option during checkout to purchase a backup copy with the installation files.

We've created a few videos that explain the different installation options:

Installing Band-in-a-Box® On macOS Using The New Download And Install Manager

Installing Band-in-a-Box® on macOS Using a USB Flash Drive

Band-in-a-Box® Minimal Install On macOS Using an External Hard Drive

Band-in-a-Box® Split Install On macOS Using an External Hard Drive

Band-in-a-Box® Full Install On macOS Using an External Hard Drive

Manually Downloading And Installing Band-in-a-Box® On macOS

Posted at 01:14 PM

September 28, 2022 User Showcase Song - Make Me Love Again

So here is a new track before I take off for Ocracoke. I may have a signal there and maybe not.

I will *try* to stay in touch. :)

This is the last song for my next album, Whiskey Town, I think. It will be an alt-country album, which I will probably lead with Heartless. This will go in there somewhere.

Make Me Love Again

Words and Music Copyright 2022 by David Snyder
ASACP/Day of Faith Records

David Snyder: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Keyboards,
Additional Instrumentation, Vocals, Arrangement, Production, Mixing, Mastering

RealTracks in style: 3267:Cello, Background CelticAirFlowingNatalie Ev 085
915:Bass, Electric CountryPopByron12-key Ev 085
RealDrums in style:PopCountry16ths^01-a:Closed Hat, Sync-kick, b:Closed Hat, Rock-kick

Posted at 01:33 PM

September 27, 2022 User Showcase Song - Back on the Street Again

First, let me apologize that the song, at 5:10, is too long. I won't do it again, I promise.

Back On The Street Again

3121:Bass, Acoustic, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
1877:Fiddle, Soloist CountryRob Ev 120
~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
~1118:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealDrums [in style:BluesRockEv^2-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

I sang the lead, which is usually not a good thing. But it's not too bad on this one, I hope. Jess of fiverr sang the harmonies on the chorus.


Posted at 11:41 AM

September 26, 2022 The XPro & Xtra Styles PAKs Special Ends September 30th!

Amp up your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 experience when you add XPro and Xtra Styles PAKs... on sale until September 30th!

XPro Styles PAKs are styles that work with any version (Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition) of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 (or higher). We offer 3 PAKs, and each PAK includes over 100 styles!

Xtra Styles PAKs are styles that work with the UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition of Band-in-a-Box® 2022 (or higher). There are 13 PAKs available, with over 100 styles in each PAK!

They're all on sale only September 30th!
Each PAK can be purchased for $29 (reg. $49)... Order XPro Styles PAKS | Order Xtra Styles PAKs

Posted at 01:22 PM

September 26, 2022 User Showcase Song - Brotherland

A song recorded solo a few years back which I thought fell a little short on intensity.


This version, with Scott adding great guitar, and leading the production, sounds closer to the feeling I had for the write, and rerecording it got me into the "brothers" space again for a new song; there's more to discover in Brotherland.
(the original song recording I had to remove from my SC page as its chock full-the account upgrade cost is too much for me!)

RT701 Bass
RDrums Driving Pop 8ths
RT 3182 AC Gtr
RT 3181 Ac Gtr
RT3267 Cello
RT833 El. Gtr

Posted at 01:00 PM

September 22, 2022 How to: Using the New Download and Install Manager to Install on macOS

In this video we show you how to use the new Band-in-a-Box® Download And Install Manager to install Band-in-a-Box® 2022 on macOS: Installing Band-in-a-Box® On macOS Using The New Download And Install Manager

Learn more about this feature.

Posted at 01:24 PM

September 22, 2022 User Showcase Song - Gypsy Days

The life of a Country troubadour...

Gypsy Days

A co-write with Tim Keesee.


The BIAB stuff:
RealTracks in song: 518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 407:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in song: 836:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryRootsy Ev 075 (A:muted)
RealTracks in song: 624:Fiddle, Soloist George Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 622:Pedal Steel, Background Waylon Ev 176
RealTracks in song: 2003:Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryPaul Ev 165
RealTracks in song: 623:Banjo, Background Backporch Ev 098
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleBrushesCountryPopEv16

Posted at 01:06 PM

September 21, 2022 User Showcase Song - 若葉の萌える頃 (Translation: The Time Young Leaves Sprout)

After a little blank, I would like to post my song again.
This song is written for the latest recording session of our music circle in this summer.

I would like to introduce you two versions, which are the live band version and the RealTrack version.
The RealTrack version was made for the vocalist to practice this song.
I usually prepare the karaoke version of the song made with BIAB in advance for vocalists.
Any comments encouraged.
Always welcome.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Title: 若葉の萌える頃 (Translation: The Time Young Leaves Sprout)

Vocal: 樹亜夏(Kiana), my music friend

Link of Live Band Version by Yamaha Teachers:

Following additional VST instruments played with EastWest Symphonic Orchestra
Ist Violins
2nd Violins
Scored by me.

Link of RealTracks Version(Instrumental):

MIDI Instruments are :
Fretless Bass played with EastWest Goliath,
Acoustic Piano played with Steinberg The Grand 3,
Strings played with EastWest Symphonic Orchestra,
MIDI Drums played with Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
Additional Main Melody: Trumpet played with EastWest Symphonic Orchestra,

Summary of lyrics

Posted at 11:43 AM

September 20, 2022 User Showcase Song - Mystic Chords

This is a start from scratch re-mix, new fx and new mastering chain of our post from seven years ago.

Mystic Chords

Within Abraham Lincoln’s March 4, 1861 first inaugural address he used the term “mystic chords of memory.” That line stuck with me and eventually morphed into a song write. floyd generously joined in and as with all our co-writes the result made me feel like a bit of a writer. smile To ice the cake Tom (tommyad) made the whole mystic chord theme shine with acoustic / electric guitar tracks and floyd provided a tight vocal harmony part.

This is one cut from a recent album release of floyd & Bud co-writes. If you stream (and are interested) it’s on all the major platforms. Just search on Janice Merritt and the title is Merrijane.

An oft told tale of the washed up musician but hopefully with a new twist or so. Comments are most welcome. Thanks for your time. And thanks to floyd, Tom and PG Music.

Janice: lead vocal > Rodes NT1 mic > Nectar
floyd: harmony vocal > Nectar
Tom Adams: electric and acoustic guitar solo/fills
Bud: mix, master, etc.

Drums: RD N’ville Even 16 > CLA Drums
Overshot cymbal added at tag > CLA JJP Percussion
Bass: RT 1036 NortherRockBallad Ev65 > Waves Bass Rider > Neutron 3
Fiddle: RT 594 Pop16s Ev65 Outside Ev65 > Waves CLA unplugged
Mastering Ozone Dynamic EQ > Ozone Vintage EQ > Ozone Imager > Ozone Limiter > Logic Pro X Loudness Meter


Posted at 10:44 AM

September 19, 2022 User Showcase Song - Hey Now Girl

Here's something called Hey Now Girl.

All BIAB Tracks:
2474: Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 085
1765: Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
378: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
1943: Synth, Rhythm, EuroDance Strings Ev 120
2541: Pedal Steel, Background Ev 110
RealDrums: NashTrainEv16 Blastix 16th
Loop: House-Techno-Trance/House Ev16

As always - thanks for listening!

Posted at 02:16 PM

September 13, 2022 Special Offer! XPro Styles PAKs on sale until September 30, 2022!

XPro Styles PAKs 1-3 offers 300 more RealStyles to supercharge your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition! All of these styles are professionally mixed and include genres like jazz, country, bluegrass, pop, singer/songwriter, rock, and more. For you Pro and MegaPAK users, the XPro Styles PAK 3 also includes 35 additional RealTracks (a $200+ value) that are not included with the Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Pro or MegaPAK. XPro Styles PAKs are only $29 each (reg $49) until September 30th!

Learn more about XPro Styles PAKs 1-3 for Windows and for Mac.

Note: XPro Styles PAKs work with ANY Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition.

Posted at 09:35 AM

September 12, 2022 Special Offer! Save on Xtra Styles PAKs until September 30, 2022!

Until September 30th, save over 40% on our Xtra Styles PAKs 1-13 with over 2,200 RealStyles (and 35 MIDI Styles)! Each set is on sale for $29 or get them all in the Xtra Styles PAK 1-13 Bundle for only $199 (reg. $349)!

Expand your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition with Xtra Styles PAKs! These Xtra Styles PAKs will add TONS of imaginative styles to your collection, spanning several genres like jazz, rock, bluegrass, country, pop, blues, singer/songwriter, and more! Every RealStyle is professionally mixed and uses a unique arrangement that has never been used by our previous styles. We have even included several MultiStyles that include up to ten substyles each for your advanced arrangements! Spend less time mixing and more time creating, with Xtra Styles PAKs!

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs 1-13 for Windows and for Mac.

Note: These Xtra Styles PAKs require the UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition of Band-in-a-Box® version 2022. They won't work with the Pro or MegaPAK version because they need the RealTracks from the 2022 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition.

Posted at 02:52 PM

September 08, 2022 User Showcase Song - I Let Mosquitoes Suck My Blood

This song was composed several summers ago.

I Let Mosquitoes Suck My Blood

Difficult to describe it, a macabre rock song with humor and mosquito whine perhaps. I was going to sing this myself, but Kevin sounded so good that I decided to keep his vocal track. All comments welcome, including whining (lol)

RealDrums: DrivingPop8ths
Electric Bass 2613
Electric Guitar Rhythm 2634
Electric Guitar Rhythm 2635
Mandolin 3147
VocalMmms 3273

MIDI riff melody: Hard Rock Electric (Band-in-a-box Sounds) through Aria player + Amplitube3 + Neutron4

Vocals: Synthesizer V Kevin (lead), Solaria (backing vocals)

Mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab


Posted at 12:49 PM

September 07, 2022 User Showcase Song - October Sixteen

Laid-back Folk, Pop, Latin Fusion (instrumental)

October Sixteen

POISED.STY Poised Celtic Ballad

2474:Bass, Acoustic Held Ev 085
3101:Piano, ElectricVintage, Rhythm
RealDrums=BodhranCelticSlowReel Ev 16
3545:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CelticBalladSoft Ev 075
1543:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev 16 065
2773:Harp, Rhythm Celtic 16ths Ev 075
2771:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev 16 085

Other instruments:

Lead Guitar : Takamine nylon string GC1-CE

Concert Vibes, Glock (Reason 11 samples).

Posted at 12:54 PM

September 07, 2022 Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial - Nick Kellie

Endorsing Artist Nick Kellie is a long-time Band-in-a-Box® user - here's what he has to say about the program, along with some of his sessions demoing his use of Band-in-a-Box® backing tracks: Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial - Nick Kellie

"Band-in-a-Box is an indispensable tool for any practicing musician. I can think of any chord progression imaginable and it can do it. It has helped me to hone my skills as a soloist and as a rhythm player."
- Nick Kellie

Posted at 12:48 PM

September 06, 2022 Band-in-a-Box® User Tip - Generate a RealTracks Solo Using the Silence RealTrack Instead of Mute

Our Forums are full of enthusiastic and long time Band-in-a-Box® users, so it's no surprise when they post a handy tip for fellow program users.

Like this one, Generate a RealTracks Solo using the Silence RealTrack instead of Mute

What a time saving tip to share with everyone - thanks Charlie!

Interested reading other program tips, or share your own? Head to our Tips and Tricks forum to join in on the conversation.

Posted at 10:47 AM

September 06, 2022 User Showcase Song - Miss America

Something new.

Miss America
A simple arrangement on this.

Style is Stunner Modern country

Drums are Nashville even 8
Bass is 4030
B3 is 686

I'm handling the rhythm guitar and the lead.
A couple of vocal tracks, a few Vsts/fx plugs, and Sonar X1 for the mix.


Posted at 10:31 AM

September 01, 2022 User Showcase Song - Arcs of Life

Arcs of Life

We posted the audio in early spring and subsequently created this video that perhaps gives a better idea of what inspired us to write the tune. As mentioned previously we have a long standing love of abandoned old cemeteries and we always wonder about the life that "little dash between two dates" represented. We hope you like it (it’s short!) and comments are welcomed. Thanks to our music parter friend Peter and PG Music.

Janice: vocals, progression, melody & arrangement
Bud: lyric, video & and the audio tech stuff
Peter: guitar solo/swells/fills & arrangement

All video still shots and clips done with iPhone Pro.

Drums: RealDrums NashvilleEven8 (snare removed) > Waves CLA Drums
Snare: RealDrums N’villeEven8 audio file > Waves JJP-Drums > ChromaVerb
Bass: RealTrack 518 Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085 > Waves Bass Rider
Piano: MIDI SuperTracks 1809 Rhythm
CountryBalladJohn Ev 065 > Logic Pro Grand Steinway > Waves CLA Unplugged

Mastering: Ozone EQ > Ozone Multi-band compressor > Ozone Imager > Ozone Limiter > Ozone Tonal Balance > Youlean Loudness Meter

Neutron 3 was used to balance the bass and kick drum.


Posted at 02:30 PM

September 01, 2022 Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial - Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

Check out the latest Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial by Endorsing Artist Gabriel Mark Hasselbach:

"I have been using Band-in-a-Box since my Atari days and the program has grown and blossomed like a hothouse flower! My history of 10 Billboard hits, 14 albums, Juno awards, Album of the Year Award, and JazzWeek charting has all been interwoven with Band in the Box. A great tool for songwriting, arranging, preproduction, and even finished projects. Visionary work PG Music!"
- Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

Learn more about Gabriel Mark Hasselbach.

Posted at 02:27 PM

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