Band-in-a-Box 2011 for Windows is here!
There are over 50 new features and enhancements in PG Music Band In A Box 2011!
PG Music has made big improvements to the sounds of the RealTracks, so that they sound more natural over a much wider range of tempos with the elastique Pro V2 time stretching engine by zplane.development. These improvements are built-in, so there's nothing you need to do to get it working. Your existing songs will just sound better over a much wider range of tempos. You'll want to check out the demo videos for audio examples of these improvements!
PG Music has made an iPhone version of Band in a Box, available from the Apple App Store. It connects to your Windows desktop version of Band-in-a-Box 2011, and allows you to generate, play, and save songs on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad - with the same high quality RealTracks sound!
PG Music has enhanced RealTracks, so that you can now have RealTracks styles changes within a song, generate Soloist Medleys - solos that play RealTracks instruments during the solos, and more. There's a Scales Wizard for practicing, which generates scales for any chord progression. New StylePicker Filters show you only the styles that match your search criteria.
Plus they've released 101 new RealTracks in Sets 101 to 121 with great new styles - Gypsy Jazz, Celtic Jigs and Reels, Calypso, Praise and Worship, Reggae, Brent Mason Guitar, and so much 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.
And that's not all...
Band in a Box is a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback. Over the years many features have been added to Band-in-a-Box - Notation and Lyrics, Piano Roll, 16-channel MIDI Multitracks, Harmonization, the StyleMaker and StylePicker, a live performance Conductor window, Medley Maker, and 24 -substyle Multistyles. The Soloist and the Melodist are popular intelligent features that generate professional solos or even create whole new songs from scratch. RealDrums adds the human element of a live drummer while RealTracks add even more live session musicians, bringing the entire Band in a Box arrangement to life. The Audio Chord Wizard has the amazing ability to analyze, extract, and show the chords from audio recordings on-screen and then write them to the Band in a Box chord sheet.
The inclusion of digital audio features makes Band in a Box the perfect tool for creating, playing, and recording your music with MIDI, vocals, and acoustic instruments. Band in a Box for Windows can also record an acoustic instrument or voice to add to the composition, with processing through its own DirectX audio effects. Its built-in TC Helicon audio harmonies will turn your audio track into multiple harmony parts or adjust its pitch, with vibrato and scooping effects for realistic vocal styles and up to sixteen choral parts.
You can print out your finished creation with lyrics, chords, repeats and endings, DC markings and codas, or save it as a graphics file for web publication or to e-mail to a friend. And when you're ready to let others hear your composition, you can burn it directly to an audio CD. Or save your composition as a Windows Media File (or in any other compressed formats you have) for a file that's Internet ready.
You'll have even more fun making automatic medleys, playing your favorite song lists in the Band in a Box Jukebox, and singing along to your Karaoke files with CDG graphics.