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BIAB 2015 for Windows Explained®

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Chapter 1: The Basics

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    General Concepts (2:27)


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    Installation & Setup (5:09)


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    Deconstructing the Main Window (7:06)


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    Working With Songs (5:38)


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    Getting Started with Styles (5:38)


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    Controlling Playback (5:51)


Chapter 2: Creating Songs & Arrangements

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    Starting a New song (5:21)


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    Entering Chords (4:21)


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    Cut, Copy, Paste, Preview, & Build (6:26)


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    Chord Editing & Repeats (6:16)


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    Rest, Shots, Holds, & Pushes (7:39)


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    Part Markers, SubStyles, & Song Form (5:59)


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    Using MIDI SuperTracks (3:20)


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    Working with RealTracks (4:09)


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    Working with RealDrums (4:35)


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    Recording & Embellishing a MIDI Melody (4:23)


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    MIDI Harmony (3:43)


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    Using the Soloist (5:32)


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    Intros & Medleys (5:23)


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    Recording Audio (2:53)


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    Using Audio Effects (2:13)


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    Saving & Exporting (6:03)


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    DAW Plug-In Mode (5:48)


PG Music's Band-in-a-Box accompaniment software suite for Windows just got better, and music studio master Eli Krantzberg shows you why! Get up and running fast and start making ultra-realistic backing tracks easily for your songs today.

Eli starts with the general concepts of what this unique software package does, and then walks you through Installation and Setup. From there, Eli starts exploring the Application, the Main Window, and How to Search, Sort, and Load Songs.

The next group of videos dives deep into Creating Your Own Songs and Arrangements. Eli covers How to Start a Song; Enter and Edit Chords and Repeats; Rests, Shots, Holds, Pushes, Part Markers, SubStyles, and much more.

Eli now discusses how to Customize a Song and Style. You'll learn all about the StylePicker, MultiStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, RealTracks and more. Eli now goes deeper with videos on Working with Tracks, featuring Track & Thru Settings, Melodies & Solos, The Melodist and Notation Basics. Eli concludes the series with videos on How to Save and Export Your Songs, and How to use BIAB in DAW Plug-In Mode.

If you're new to Band-in-a-Box or just want to master it, this series is a must see... Watch "BIAB 2015 for Windows Explained" today!


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stegar
Submitted 8 months ago

Happy, happy ...

As usual - Groove3 delivers!

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musomarc
Submitted 1 year ago

Very good

Need to run through even though I have used for years i picked up a few new tips

I am a: Professional, Musician, Logic Pro

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Warhen
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Helpful

While I've yet to buy BIAB, Eli did a great job on his introduction to the program by PG Music. It gave me a good place from which to build a knowledge base.

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Virgil1945
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent

Well done, very clear and useful. It is so. Smettetela di rompere. Con queste cagate non sono ancora riuscito a vedere il video. Che complicazione inutile. Mai più

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Cyber Gyber
Submitted 2 years ago

Band In A Box

So far much better than reading the less than well done manual.

I am a: Musician

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victorius
Submitted 2 years ago

BIAB 2015 EXPLAINED

I like these videos very much. BIAB can be a bit complicated and these videos remind me of the many different features of BIAB, and the lessons (videos) are visible and carefully explained. Very good product that will make things simpler. Victor

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Leobe
Submitted 2 years ago

Essential Lesson

Now I wished I had seen this a long while back. BIAB does much more than I realised. I have always thought it to be obscure, but now having been directed to specific functions with examples in this video it is going to make working with BIAB so much more interesting and useful.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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Mr G
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Tutorial!

Anytime I see Eli Krantzberg's name on a video, I know I will learn a great deal! He has a non-stop way of explaining everything in detail. He is the Master!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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BIAB 2015 for Windows Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Happy, happy ... As usual - Groove3 delivers!
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful While I've yet to buy BIAB, Eli did a great job on his introduction to the program by PG Music. It gave me a good place from which to build a knowledge base.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Well done, very clear and useful. It is so. Smettetela di rompere. Con queste cagate non sono ancora riuscito a vedere il video. Che complicazione inutile. Mai più
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Band In A Box So far much better than reading the less than well done manual.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from BIAB 2015 EXPLAINED I like these videos very much. BIAB can be a bit complicated and these videos remind me of the many different features of BIAB, and the lessons (videos) are visible and carefully explained. Very good product that will make things simpler. Victor
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Essential Lesson Now I wished I had seen this a long while back. BIAB does much more than I realised. I have always thought it to be obscure, but now having been directed to specific functions with examples in this video it is going to make working with BIAB so much more interesting and useful.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial! Anytime I see Eli Krantzberg's name on a video, I know I will learn a great deal! He has a non-stop way of explaining everything in detail. He is the Master!
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good Need to run through even though I have used for years i picked up a few new tips
Date published: 1969-12-31
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