PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2016 (Windows)
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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!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! Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns.
RealTracks add the human element of great session musicians to your songs and with 201 more RealTracks available in version 2016 there is over 2,500 hours of studio musicians' recordings that you can use in your songs! There are many exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box 2016! StylePicker redesigned and enhanced with many new features including sizable window, columns sort, selectable font size, 4-bar preview of the current song, and more.
201 more RealTracks with great new Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Country Styles. These include:
71 NEW Jazz, Blues & Funk RealTracks
There is a new "Crooner" Big Band Jazz Horns RealTracks set, with a complex, 9-part horn section! All 9 horns play together, or you can use the individual horns on their own. There are new sets by world-class, famous musicians such as Jon Herington (guitarist for Steely Dan and others), Danny Gottlieb (drummer for Pat Metheny and others), and Alex Al (bassist for Michael Jackson and others). There are also many new Funk styles, spread over two RealTracks sets plus new blues styles, with resonator guitar and baritone guitar RealTracks.
67 NEW Country, Folk and World RealTracks
In the world of country, we cover the old and the new! There is a set of modern pedal steel RealTracks, with sounds that you hear all the time on country radio. We also have old-school styles, including a set of "bent-note" piano styles, reminiscent of 50s and 60s classic country. There are also wonderful new folk and world styles, including "Oberkrainer," a very distinctive and very recognizable sound from the regions around the Alps, featuring horns, accordion and guitar. There are also "Old Time" Americana RealTracks, as well as new Celtic percussion.
63 NEW Pop and Rock RealTracks
RealTracks from lite pop, to crunchy rock, to old-school punk are covered with this RealTracks release. We have a set of RealTracks rhythm guitar styles from up-and-coming guitar wizard Zane Carney. Zane is perhaps best known as John Mayer's guitarist, but also well-established in his own right, and he has recorded 4 new RealTracks styles for Band-in-a-Box. In addition to these, we have modern RnB styles, for people who want a more current sound, and we also have classic punk, very useful brushes and percussion styles, and exciting Surf-Rock!
Intelligent Style Suggestion
Type the name of a familiar song title in the StylePicker and Band-in-a-Box will list styles whose genre, feel and tempo are similar to that song! The Chord Sheet is enhanced with a new look, feel, and customization. Audio Edit Window is improved, with easier zooming and more.
Import Audio feature improved
New menu command to convert audio track type (stereo/ mono) added. Load and Save MusicXML files.
New menu layout
Each menu is simplified with more submenus. Automatic track names now include a number if there are 2 tracks with the same name.Yellow hints over the one-letter track buttons in various windows show detailed information of the track name and other data. Guitar Window improved, with dynamic resizing of the fretboard and Guitar Capo support. Export Lists of Styles, RealTracks or RealDrums.
Log of messages enhanced, recording more message types. Style demos redone with even volumes. Download Manager to automate download of Band-in-a-Box add-ons in background, accessible from inside the program. Setting the “Track Type” to bass now shows bass clef with tab. RealTracks pushes now happen a little later, sounding more musical, and the timing is tempo dependant. ...AND MORE!
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