42 responses

  1. Jusa
    27/06/2020

    Thank you great music you doin’’’

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    • GiancarloG
      03/07/2020

      Thank you, Jusa

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    • GiancarloG
      30/08/2020

      Thank you!!

      Reply

  2. Patrick
    13/02/2017

    Evan – mystery solved. Apparently the zip file was indeed opened. It created a folder with all the .SGU files and cleverly tucked it away behind another folder on my desktop, So, all is well! Now i go play. Thanks for your responsiveness and willingness to help – a true example of top notch customer service. If you have a boss, show him this; you deserve the kudos!

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  3. Patrick
    13/02/2017

    Hi, Evan – still a bit confused
    can open the .txt file OK.
    I can open the .pdf file OK
    But, if I try to open the .rar file, it just creates another .zip file. If I try to open the .zip file, it creates another .rar file. So much fun!
    Now, I should explain: all this is taking place on my iMac. Like many music officianados, I have a small (Acer) PC that I use just for music and this one has Band-in-a-Box 12 installed – yes, I know it’s old but it works great (thus far). So, I transfer the downloaded files listed above on a thumb drive and open up BiaB. When I go to “open file” on the drop down menu and work my way over to the thumb drive BiaB cannot see any files I’ve stored on the thumb drive. Sorry this so convoluted but I’m stuck here and looking for your help.

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  4. Arturo
    31/07/2016

    Tks for your responde
    But, I saw your videos….please link to me which one explain about coda and so on.
    Enviado dsde mi BLU Android Smartphone

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    • Giancarlo
      31/07/2016

      I’m sorry, perhaps I was unclear. In the video there are not the details you need.
      There is just enough to get started and create complete backing tracks in the easiest way possible on your own.
      Do you have already checked into my tutorial? Then you should be able to better understand the bulk of the BIAB manual, or search the web for any extra information you need (functions that I do not consider it necessary to use as live guitarist, to which my site addresses).

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  5. arturo
    30/07/2016

    I got B.I B 2016 realtrack…but, I could not reach and activated. Please how can I do to activate real tracks?.
    other question: How can reduce mi composition…I need to know how use CODA, return to bar x…go to bar x…and so on…please let me know

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    • Giancarlo
      31/07/2016

      Hello Arturo,
      The real tracks don’t require activation, but If you have any problem with your BiaB 2016 then you should contact their assistance.
      For all your info about “Code”… etc., I’m telling you now that I do not use them as I try not to complicate my life. All you need to achieve a simple backing track is in my tutorial, watch it, and should you need clarification write back to me again.
      Good job.

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  6. Phil Cheney
    31/05/2016

    Hi John,
    I like what you are doing, and it may help my band with backing, but I have a question.
    Can you get minilyrics to scroll over the top of BIAB – ie use BIAB as the media player?
    If so this would be brilliant. Getting lyrics and chords into BIAB has wasted a lot of my time.
    Please let me know.
    thanks

    Abundant Life!
    Phil Cheney

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    • Giancarlo
      31/05/2016

      Hi Phil
      BIAB is not made to be a player with lyrics attached.
      I don’t think that is possible to do, Minilyrics is only compatible with a few players.
      Here is a tutorial that can help you:
      https://www.theguitarband.com/tutorials/lyrics-mp3/
      Best of luck with BiaB

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  7. Bob Schilling
    28/05/2016

    SCAM ALERT!!!! I believe this site is a scam operation. I paid my $25 for a download of the 600 SGU files advertised on the Full Download page. Made my payment… no dowload link. Received a “PayPal” receipt even though I used a credit card… with the name of the recipient of my payment as Ivan Grisencho (icgriscenko@gmail.com). The receipt also has no download link. I’ve emailed Ivan directly since there’s no way to contact these folks on this web site. No answer. Hang onto your money people.

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    • Giancarlo
      29/05/2016

      Hi Bob
      It’s not a scam!
      Sorry for the delay, but yesterday was Saturday.
      Name and email on the receipt are correct.
      Usually there would be a link by PayPal after the payment.
      Regardless here is your link. Sorry for the inconvenience.
      SGU BIAB 594 FILES 15.11.15.RAR
      Your Link (in attachment)

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      • Bob Schilling
        29/05/2016

        Giancarlo there is no attachment to the email you sent, and the RAR file is only text, not a link.

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      • Bob Schilling
        29/05/2016

        OK, Giancarlo, I figured out how to get the files. What you’re using is a link into your Google Drive account. I don’t use Drive very often (I use Dropbox) so didn’t know there was a download icon. Sorry for worrying that this was a scam. So many of those going around now. Thanks for the followup.

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      • Giancarlo
        30/05/2016

        Enjoy BiaB, Bob.
        Should you need some help, let me know.
        (This note can be useful to others:
        The link will send you to the Drive on Google

        Click the Download button and immediately receive the rar folder containing the files).

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  8. RYAN
    06/02/2016

    Hi. I am new to Band in BOx.
    Just bought the 2016, but I need more guitar users tracks to play with. Before I buy, I have a few questions for you.

    Will your guitar user tracks follow the chord changes in Band in a Box when I hit play-regenerate?

    Do you have link of video tutorial examples of how to use your user tracks in BIAB? I want to how to apply your users tracks and make it to follow the chord changes in the biab.

    Looking forward to hear from you.
    Thanks.
    RYAN

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    • Giancarlo
      07/02/2016

      Hi Ryan,
      1. Yes of course, but it’s better not to use all the instrumental tracks simultaneously, leave some of them mute.
      2. If you follow the website tutorials (https://www.theguitarband.com/tutorials/biab-tutorial/) you should have no problems utilizing the user tracks.

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  9. Bobby Rivers
    11/12/2015

    I have band in a box 2016, I am trying to understand how to do a repeat chorus after a verse without typing all the chords in again, any idea

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    • Giancarlo
      11/12/2015

      Click on the first bar of the chorus and drag the mouse to select the area. The bars change into black.
      Right click on this black field and copy

      More info on free PDF

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  10. Dagami Camilo
    06/12/2015

    Thank you so much for this tutorials! Greatly appreciated, for sharing these pdf tutorials.
    More power to you,
    Have a nice life.

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  11. blazvignater
    05/12/2015

    hey I have a good question, how would you create a stop or rest, where the instruments would stop and maybe have a drum roll to bring them back in?

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    • Giancarlo
      05/12/2015

      To create a stop, type a chord followed by dots (1,2 or 3, check the result).
      It is a good idea to precede the stop by a fill (blue square).
      If you want to stop the instruments except drums (that fill) write the stop with dots followed by D letter D (Drums): D..d

      F5 Settings:

      For further info check the free PDF

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  12. blazvignater
    05/12/2015

    hey I have a good question, how would you create a stop or rest, where the instruments would stop and maybe have a drum roll to bring them back in?

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  13. ashiz
    22/11/2015

    hello
    i want to ask for a help.
    i need a style like GNR knockin on heavens door. actually guitar riffs and drum style..
    can any one tell me some ofthe real tracks( guitar bass drum ), best for this type of gong

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    • Giancarlo
      22/11/2015

      I do not know which track is closest to this song. Usually, I try various RealTracks and choose what I think is most appropriate, but it is almost never the exact copy as the original. Indeed, BIAB is not a program that can perfectly duplicate the instruments of the original song. Creations will always be a little different, but I think this is a virtue, not a defect. I turn the question to others who will perhaps be able to provide better answers than me.

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      • ashiz
        22/11/2015

        i got it.. i am doing that but i could not find the power chord style played by slash… i am really in need of it.

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      • Giancarlo
        22/11/2015

        I’m providing an indication hoping that it will be of help to others.
        1. You need one of these RealTracks guitar overdrive. You can use any other guitars, but the sound will differ

        2. Type in the bar the chord’s letter followed by three dots

        3. Rebuild the base with “GenPlay”
        Check the result

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    • Krister Johansson
      22/11/2015

      Hi!
      I agree with Giancarlo. When i am doing a well known song, i try to make it a little “bit mine”.´Changing tempo or style. It is just a puzzle and sometimes you hit the right spot.

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  14. Krister Johansson
    20/11/2015

    Hi again!
    Is there a simple way to delete bars 58,60,62 and 64 ?
    If so how?

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    • Giancarlo
      20/11/2015

      Select the bars (see page 22 of the PDF tutorial), right click, Cut.

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  15. Krister Johansson
    20/11/2015

    Hi

    I have bought all of your things on your website, and i am very impressed.
    This i have been waiting for. Now i have a lot more to learn.
    Your BIAB tutorial is very easy to understand, but i have one question, and i send you a photo of what i mean.
    I have done this; Opt – Preferences – Display, and unchecked the box marked “New line for every section (part marker)
    The example for Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door . How do you get 4 bars, and then just 2 bars from 57 to 64 and then back to 4 bars again? I have tried a lot of things, but failed. Has it something to do with “part markers”?
    If you have the time to explain this i would be very greatful.

    Regards

    Krister Johansson ( from Sweden but live´s in Spain )

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    • Giancarlo
      20/11/2015

      Hi Krister,
      Thanks for your purchase.
      No particular action is needed. When you click on any bar, on the little red number, this number is carried down, placed in the next line with a blue square:

      In this case you’re carrying 2 bars down the next line (the original 4 bars are split in two parts).
      I hope that you are comfortable in Spain (I have played in various clubs in Tenerife for a few years).

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      • Krister Johansson
        20/11/2015

        Wow!
        Thank you for the quick answer! Impressed! Now i got it, and also my brain!
        It´s so easy when you know things:-))

        /Krister

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  16. J Duane
    21/07/2015

    Your tutorial is too fast to understand, it flies through like it had to get somewhere.

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  17. L J
    27/02/2015

    Hi, what is the difference between BiaB and Real Band?

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    • Giancarlo
      28/02/2015

      RealBand is a program with many features, that combines PowerTracks, Pro Audio and Band-in-a-Box programs into an all-in-one sequencing program with automatic accompaniment. Mainly a digital mixer recorder/studio where you can record also your own track and produce your complete song. At the moment I don’t use Real Band. Only BiaB with Real tracks.

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  18. Darryl Butler
    11/11/2014

    I have band in ox box 2012 would like to get and would really like to get the tutorial of of how create backing tracks 1 and 2 so I can have then on hand when I’m not around the internet if I could get these downloaded to my site it would really help.
    thanks
    Darryl

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    • Giancarlo
      15/11/2014

      Thanks for the request. I added the download link at the beginning of the page.

      Reply

  19. Dan Montgomery
    18/12/2013

    Hello,
    i was very excited to find your site dealing with performing live with BIAB/Realband. I recently purchased the BIAB package in the hopes of creating backing tracks for performing solo. I play keyboard and do vocals. I have been recording at home for the past several years but have the urge to perform in public again.

    thanks,
    Dan

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    • admin
      19/12/2013

      Thanks Dan, I hope it helps your performances

      Reply

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