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Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your multimedia computer. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.
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There are over 80 exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box 2017! The main screen GUI has been redesigned with a new smaller footprint, configurable toolbars, a tabbed interface, a progress bar, and more. RealTracks sound better than ever with improved stretching/transposition quality (Elastique 3), better phrase transitions, and Natural Arrangements. There are many RealDrums enhancements including Half/Double/Triple time, Multiple Drums/Percussions/Loops on one Drums track, and more. PG Music has added new “Woodshedding” RealTracks called 12-Key Guitar RealTracks from Brent Mason played in 12 keys with Hi-Q (precise) Tab/Notation that are ideal for studying and learning. There is a dedicated Song Titles Browser with metadata info on over 8,000 popular songs. There are many UserTracks enhancements including Half/Double/Triple-time, rests, 3/4 waltz support, and more. Guitar Tab/Notation has been improved with graphical display of bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. GuitarPro, Finale, and Sibelius XML files that are imported to Band-in-a-Box are enhanced with these guitar features. Improved XML chord transfer, optimized for these popular programs. The Chord Sheet has been enhanced, including a layer menu with options to change height of the layer, copy/cut/paste, etc., new layers displaying chords from two-keys-at-once, and more. StylePicker improvements including User Categories, custom lists, prototype style sort, custom memos, and faster operations. Chord Builder’s Chord Theory section allows chord entry using/explaining common pop/jazz chords in song key. Audio editing enhanced with custom time stretching, Edit button menu, and Settings dialog. A new sforzando SFZ Synth is included. Notation is improved with a rapid notation entry for guitar and piano music and large yellow timeline. And many more!

What is Band-in-a-Box?

Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your multimedia computer. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.

Band-in-a-Box is so easy to use!

Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you’d like, and Band-in-a-Box does the rest, automatically generating a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns in a wide variety of popular styles plus optional live audio tracks with RealDrums and RealTracks.

RealTracks are audio instruments that replace the MIDI track with actual recordings of top studio Jazz/Rock/Country musicians! These are not “samples” of single instrument hits; they are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box tracks. We have a huge library of RealTracks available, including lots of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, Celtic, Latin and Bluegrass styles.

Best of all, you use these instruments like regular styles. Many of them offer a “simpler” option that plays a less busy or embellished arrangement, and we include “Direct Input” (clean signal) guitar RealTracks so you can generate files with a clean guitar, and then, using your DAW (e.g. GarageBand), you can add custom amp and F/X settings using the AmpliTube CS guitar amp and effects simulator that is included.

The RealTracks sound more natural over a wide range of tempos with the élastique Pro V2 time stretching engine by zplane.development. This is built-in, so there’s nothing you need to do. Your songs will just “sound better” over a much wider range of keys and tempos.

By simply choosing a RealStyle, you will hear your new or existing songs played by real instruments, with a dramatic improvement in soundand musicality. You can even have your old MIDI styles automatically replaced with the equivalent RealStyle (if installed). And of course the number of RealTracks and RealStyles keeps growing.

Many of the RealTracks have RealCharts; this allows you to see notation and correct guitar tab/fretboard display, a great help for learning from the top pros performing on the RealTracks.

RealDrums replace the MIDI Drum track with actual recordings of top studio Jazz/Rock/Country drummers! Again, these are not “samples” of single drum hits; they are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box tracks. Hundreds of RealDrums styles are available, and EZ selection of “DrumGrooves” lets you choose different grooves within drum styles.

For added versatility, you can add your own or 3rd party loops to any Band-in-a-Box track, or add your favorite MIDITrack from any MIDI style to any track of your current song. The Mixer window allows you to quickly set volumes, panning, reverb, tone and patches. The Mixer floats on top of the current window, so you can place it wherever it’s convenient to make quick and easy adjustments to your Band-in-a-Box track settings. It features a unique “Combo” slider for making changes to all tracks at once.

The amazing “Chords from MP4” feature (Audio Chord Wizard) automatically figures out the chords from any AIFF, MP4, M4A, or other audio file, and displays them in Band-in-a-Box. Just load in any audio file and you’ll instantly see the chords in Band-in-a-Box. The Audio Wizard also figures out tempo, bar lines, key and fine-tuning from the audio file.

Plus, you can Save, Print, and Render your songs! Print out your complete song arrangement as sheet music. With the Direct Render to Disk feature, you can save your files directly as audio files (AIFF, M4A, WAV), for use in other programs (GarageBand, Cubase, etc.), or in Internet formats.

And much more …


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UPC 747110007054
Platform Mac Only
Manufacturer PG MUSIC
System Requirements (Mac)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 and higher.
  • Intel Processor.
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher
  • At least 2 GB recommended for the main Band-in-a-Box program. More space is required for RealTracks, depending on which package you buy...
    • RealTracks & RealDrums: ~100-400 MB per set
    • Pro RealCombos: ~10 GB
    • MegaPAK RealCombos: ~20 GB
    • Full UltraPlusPAK/EverythingPAK when installed to internal hard drive: ~100 GB
      (another ~90GB is required for the installation files when downloading the UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK)
    • Hard Drive versions of the EverythingPAK or UltraPlusPAK do not require any hard disk space when run directly from the external hard drive they are shipped on.
  • Optical drive for shipped versions of the Pro or MegaPAK version.
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