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  1. Ed
    12/10/2019

    Ciao Giancarlo,
    I’m very pleased with my purchase and the quality of the files and the value of your product is outstanding. I have one question related to the RealTracks and RealStyles. Since I have the Pro version of Band in a Box 2019, there are many styles and RealTracks which are not included, and the program does fairly well at replacing RealTracks with a MIDI track, although in some cases, the particular instrument (Bass, Piano, etc.) is just about empty of sound. I’m not planning to purchase a more complete version of the product in the near future, but that may change. In the meantime, I was wondering if there was a particular set of RealTracks or RealStyles that you know of that would be most useful. I would purchase them from PG Music if needed. My tastes tend to run toward the Jazz/Funk side, so from your track list I believe Santana, CCR and Steely Dan would be most relevant.
    If you have any other recommendations for improving the playback of your files, and you have some information on your site that would be useful, please point me to the right place. I’ve reviewed quite a bit of it with the exception of the one Tutorial, since I’ve already read and viewed quite a number of videos from the BIAB page on YouTube, but if you think that would be helpful, then I will try it as well. I’m still a novice at using BIAB, so I want to make sure I get the most out of your creations.
    Finally, I was wondering if you plan to add any additional files in the future. If so, I would be interested in purchasing them, depending on the artists/songs included and the package price. It does seem that BIAB is has a somewhat limited audience (although I could be wrong), but I think that is partly because most people really don’t fully understand the power and functionality of the program.
    Regards
    Ed

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    • Giancarlo
      12/10/2019

      The songs sgu are have been made ready but logically the styles that BiaB offers you by default do not convey the most satisfying results. You will need to replace these with added realtracks. The more realtracks you have, the more genres your music making will cover.

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  2. Kevin Shane
    05/07/2019

    Hi, Just bought the collection, a lot of great tunes. One question I have is the Bruce Springsteen file I’m On Fire, when opened it pulls up a Beatles tune. Is there a way to get that file? I really like that song and was looking forward to it. Thanks Kevin

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    • Giancarlo
      05/07/2019

      Hi Kevin, I will check and send you the file by mail

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    • Giancarlo
      06/07/2019

      Ok, sent, check your email

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  3. Buddy Hirsch
    05/03/2019

    I need help installing the sgu files that I have downloaded. Where do you place the files so that BIAB Program can access the files.

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  4. Larry
    26/01/2017

    Giancarlo, I’ve downloaded the files and have just started trying some of them, love
    your arrangements, hope someday to be able to really understand the BIAB. I had
    worked up about twenty of my old time favorites and that helped a lot in learning how
    to use the software, still a LOT to learn. Found your website and listened to a few of your
    creations and for the price it is more than worth it to have the chord patterns for so many
    songs, and with the new styles and real tracks, that will cut my learning time and seeing
    how you built the songs will be good training lessons for me to study.
    Love BIAB, I’m still a novice on using the program but see that it is very powerful.
    Played music (or tried) for 60 years, mostly country, southern rock and bluegrass.
    I have BIAB 2017, upgraded from 2016 and added all the new styles available.

    Are you working in RealBand on anything, I can see where it would be more creative in
    adding and mixing tracks to make music sound more realistic, but that will have to wait
    until I can get my head around BIAB first.

    Keep up the good work!
    Larry….

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  5. John Pickering
    05/06/2016

    HI, I have just bought the collection – thanks – lots of tracks here I will have great fun with! I am new to BIAB though (I have 2009 version), and when I open the file it defaults always to a “jazz” style. Is that normal and do I need to change the style myself or am I doing something wrong? Sorry for the question but I am new to this! Thanks, John

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    • Giancarlo
      06/06/2016

      Hi John,
      It all probably depends on the version you have. I have used the 2012 and the most recent 2015. In any case, you must almost always manually change styles regardless, choosing among those in your possession and heed the result. Seems likely that you, having perhaps parts of real tracks different from mine, BIAB imposed departing jazz styles into your version (BIAB has always given priority to the jazz genre). But it should not be a problem. With sgu you always need a small operation to change these unwanted sounds, rarely a track sounds perfect at the first act of the project.
      Try to find a newer version. You may let me know what happens.

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      • John Pickering
        06/06/2016

        Thanks, actually it was 2015 edition (mistyping!) – but I can see now how to change the styles. I have just worked out how to change them for my band to try and do a modern rock song in the style of say 1930’s jazz. Brilliant! Do you keep adding to the songs? Do you sell updates? Thanks for your work!

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      • Giancarlo
        06/06/2016

        Hi John,
        – If you send me your sgu, I’ll be happy to add it on the site.
        – The updates are made occasionally. In the sales page you will see the date. If you notice a more recent change, write me and I’ll send you the new version for free.

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  6. Giancarlo
    31/05/2016

    Hi Jens,
    Your comment gives me opportunity to clarify a few points.
    – You must have certainly tested some of the files (from this page) before purchasing. These demo tracks are not demos, they are exactly as those in the collection in which you have downloaded. If you have met them, you should not have problems with your new sgus.
    – Some sgu (only a small few) have not been completed, but are kept in the list for their convenience, even if they are only drafts.
    – “Europe” is also present here on this page. The old files in your possession must simply be replaced, of which I have taken to correct by updating the .rar file, as this fault has already been made in evident by a former comment(https://www.theguitarband.com/tutorials/biab-tutorial/).
    – The collection of 600 sgu is not a product of any larger company, but simply the fruit of my profession as musician, all of which I exploit for my live performances. The 25$ offer is an extremely fair deal rarely seen anywhere else.
    – The songs were never targeted to be Jazz (the site never implied that they could be). These are malleable tracks for musicians of all types to improvise with live (consisting the majority). Rock, blues, country etc. The chords are not particularly complex, as you can see in the use of the 9th, 13th, m7b5 (Still Got The Blues) etc.
    – No melody. The soloist is delivered directly by the musician, which is why these are called Backing Tracks!
    – I do not possess all the backing tracks of the BIAB, as they are unnecessary. If you can simply replace my tracks with those in your possession, the sound could alter slightly but stay valid still.
    I find that your criticism on my product particularly severe, since my musical style is clearly evident from the site itself, made clear by the samples I have given, freely testable and verifiable before anyone could have made their purchase.

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  7. Ted Grier
    18/07/2015

    Could you publish an SGU of Eric Clapton’s “Signe”? Thanks…

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    • Giancarlo
      19/07/2015

      Hi Ted, I’ve uploaded “Signe” to this page.

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      • Ted Grier
        21/07/2015

        THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
        Could you publish the SGU for Santana’s “Game Of Love”

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      • Giancarlo
        22/11/2015

        Done. Pls remember the full list is here 🙂

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  8. Ted Grier
    18/07/2015

    You you offer an SGU of Eric Clspyon’s “Signe”. Thank you…

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  9. Arun
    25/06/2015

    Giancarlo,

    Your videos for creating backup tracks are so easy to follow that it helped me immensely. Thanks a bunch for sharing your skills and expertise on this backup software.
    –Arun

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  10. Arun
    25/06/2015

    Giancarlo,
    Your videos for creating backing tracks are so simple and straight forward. I was able to follow and make my own easily.

    Thanks for sharing your skills. God bless you.
    Arun

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  11. NOE
    14/01/2015

    grato Mi chiedo se sarebbe POST A PAGINA i file SGU: Still Loving You (SCORPIONS), the final countdown (EUROPE), Gary Moore parisienne walkways, Still Got the Blues, MUSICAS DA BANDA ROUPA NOVA COMO: VOLTA PRA MIM, DONA, SEGUINDO NO TREM AZUL E A MUSICA LA BAMBA LOS LOBOS.

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    • Giancarlo
      19/01/2015

      Non ho i file latino che mi hai richiesto. Ricorda che al momento i miei file .sgu non sono stati verificati. Aggiungo Moore e Europe

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  12. Gerard Beugelsdijk
    06/08/2014

    If I hit F5 in a red bar I see no changes that have been made.

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    • Giancarlo
      06/08/2014

      1. Left Click on the white bar
      2. F5

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