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Bill Dobkins


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Post  Posted 4 Oct 2020 7:13 pm    
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They are advertising BIAB 2018 for $ 59.00. Is this all I will need to build songs? I use to have a 2004 version but have lost it. Advise please.
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Norman Evans


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Post  Posted 10 Oct 2020 5:17 am    
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You can build songs with the 2018 version. I had it and updated to 2019, but it was basically the same. I also have 2011 on an older computer that does a good job.
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 10 Oct 2020 4:36 pm    
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Bill,

Buying an older product can be a great way to save money. That's actually how I got started with modern day Band-in-a-Box. My wife purchased a two year old package as a gift for me. I played with what I had for almost a year and a half before updating to what was current at the time. I've stayed current ever since. Saved some dollars by starting with old.

My gift was the smallest package, the ProPAK. That worked really well for me as I concentrated on learning the program.

Which package is for sale, ProPAK, MegaPAK, UltraPAK or Audiophile? Also you might want to ask if the package is for use on a Windows or Mac computer.

Regardless of the package, the program likely will be 32 bit. PG Music now includes both 32 and 64 bit programs. I believe 2019 was when PG Music released the 64 bit program. If you get both, good; if not the 32 bit program works fine in 32 or 64 bit Windows computers. The current Mac operating system requires 64 but.

There are differences between the Windows and Mac programs. The Windows program has some significant features that are not available in the Mac program yet.

2014 and newer Band-in-a-Box programs require a serial number to operate for more than thirty (30) days after installation. You should ask the seller if the program serial number is for a new installation or an upgrade. While the seller may have purchased the package as an upgrade to an earlier installation it will be a new install for you. An upgrade serial number will not work on a new install.

Most people purchase Band-in-a-Box to use the content (mainly RealTracks but also styles, Midi SuperTracks and so on) to make backing tracks. The package difference is the amount of content included in the purchase. The package size are roughly UltraPAK and Audiophile = 100%; MegaPAK = 35% and ProPAK = 10%. I started with the ProPAK and upgraded to the UltraPAK later.

Register your product. Registration will let you get upgrade pricing thereafter. You'll also have an online account where you'll have backup files available for downloaded if needed.

PG Music normally has a sale each year when the new version is released. The savings is generally 40 - 50% off retail. Windows is typically released in December and Mac in June.
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Bill Dobkins


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Post  Posted 22 Oct 2020 8:21 pm    
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OK I bought the 2020 version, I figure by this time next year I'll have it mastered. I also bought Studio 1.5, Now I can really go crazy. Let the games begin.
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 23 Oct 2020 11:15 am     Bill That's Great
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Bill,

That's great. I hope you enjoy your time using Band-in-a-Box.

The free video Rick Campbell created is a wonderful way to quickly and easily learn how to make a song with Band-in-a-Box.

Here is a link to another post that gives a link to the video along with instructions about how to download and watch it on your computer: https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2926840#2926840
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Bill Dobkins


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Post  Posted 23 Oct 2020 5:29 pm    
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Thanks everyone for the input. Jim I can't seem to get to download. Where can I get a copy??
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