PG Music has announced the release of Band-in-a-Box 2011 for Macintosh.
Band-in-a-Box 2011 for Macintosh is here, with over 50 new features and enhancements! We′ve made big improvements to the sounds of the RealTracks, so that they sound more natural over a much wider range of tempos with the élastique Pro V2 time stretching engine by zplane.development; not only do they sound better, the audio fidelity is improved, and RealTracks are now smaller – you can even shrink the size of your existing RealTracks, and more…
We’ve also added a huge number of RealTracks with 101 great new Jazz, Pop, and Country Styles in RealTracks Sets 102-121.
Band-in-a-Box 2011 for Mac is now available to purchase. There is special pricing on most First-time and Upgrade packages, and when you order before May 15, 2011 you’ll receive a Bonus 10-PAK of software and Add-ons absolutely free.
More information: PG Music
PG Music has releases a Mac version of Band-in-a-Box 2009, a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback.
That’s right- Band-in-a-Box 2009 has just been released with major new features like RealDrums, RealTracks and the Audio Chord Wizard! Designed for MacIntel computers, this version runs directly on the Intel chip, increasing the speed of operations!
Band-in-a-Box 2009 for Macintosh features
- RealTracks – “real” instruments, including guitars, piano, bass, saxes, trumpet, trombone, pedal steel, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and many more. These tracks replace the MIDI track for that instrument, and can be controlled just like the MIDI instrument (volume changes, muting etc.).
- RealDrums – replace the MIDI Drum track with real recordings of top studio Jazz/Rock/Country drummers. These are not “samples,” but 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.
- No MIDI – you can use the RealTracks just like any other Band-in-a-Box styles. Previous Band-in-a-Box styles were all MIDI instruments. Now the styles can have both MIDI and RealTracks instruments, or they can be RealStyles – which are styles that are all RealTracks, with no MIDI instruments.
- RealCharts – many RealTracks can also display notation showing the notes that are being played. This is a great educational feature, allowing you to see the performance on the on-screen piano, guitar, or notation. Some Guitar RealTracks also show tab, and accurate on-screen fretboard guitar display to show what is being played on guitar. The RealCharts can be saved to MIDI file or Songs (MGU).
- Audio Chord Wizard – automatically figures out the chords from MP4A files (or other audio files like AIFF, M4A, and audio CD etc.). You can use the Audio Chord Wizard standalone, or with Band-in-a-Box (since you can import the chords from Audio Chord Wizard into Band-in-a-Box).
- “Direct-to-Disk” Audio Rendering, converting a song to audio format, usually to an AIFF, M4A or other audio file. Now you can render directly to disk.
- The Reharmonist, generate chords for a melody, or an improved chord progression for a melody with the new Reharmonist feature. This feature generates a chord progression in the genre that you choose, based only on the melody.
- Lots more.
Band-in-a-Box 2009 for Macintosh is available for purchase starting at $129 USD.
Visit PG Music for more information.
PG Music has released RealBand 2008.5, a fully-featured and powerful music arranging, sequencing, and digital recording program.
RealBand is a new program that combines the most popular features from PG Music’s PowerTracks Pro Audio and Band-in-a-Box programs into an all-in-one sequencing program with automatic accompaniment. With RealBand you can create an arrangement with Band-in-a-Box tracks; type in the chords, add RealTracks and RealDrums that follow the chord changes, add your own tracks, and then edit and produce the finished song without ever leaving the program!
RealBand 2008.5 features
- Intelligent automatic accompaniment by Band-in-a-Box.
- RealTracks and RealDrums – automatic live instrument parts.
- Generate an entire song or parts of a song.
- The amazing Audio Chord Wizard figures out the chords from any MP3 or other audio files and writes them to the Chords window in RealBand.
- MIDI music can be displayed in standard music notation on the screen and using the on-screen piano keyboard or guitar fretboard.
- 48-track MIDI/audio mixer with multiple FX busses (up to 16 effects per track).
- Support for popular audio file formats – MP3, WMA, WMV, WAV, and CDA.
- Built-in DirectX audio effects.
- DirectX and VST plug-ins supported.
- Band-in-a-Box files load directly.
- Compatible with all Band-in-a-Box styles and Real instruments.
- Shares native .SEQ file type with PowerTracks Pro Audio, directly compatible.
- Professional recording, editing, and playback features.
- Supports all major audio and MIDI file types, including PG Music’s PowerTracks Pro Audio files (*.SEQ) and Band-in-a-Box files (*.?G?).
- Support for MIDI and Karaoke files.
- Karaoke lyrics window.
- Piano roll window with graphic controller editing.
- Onscreen notation and lead sheet style printout.
- Virtual guitar fretboard and piano keyboard.
- …and much more!
RealBand 2008.5 is available for Windows PC for $129 USD (It is included with MegaPAK 2008.5, SuperPAK 2008.5, and UltraPAK 2008.5 as well).
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PG Music has released Band-in-a-Box 2008, the latest version of this intelligent automatic accompaniment software application.
New in Band-in-a-Box 2008:
- RealTracks, three additional “Real” instruments, including Real Pedal Steel, Real Acoustic Guitar, and Tenor Sax soloing (RealSax).
- MultiStyles, styles that can have anywhere from 4 to 24 substyles.
- Section Paragraphs, whenever a new section occurs (a part marker), Band-in-a-Box starts the new section on a new line, and draws a grey line above to clearly mark the new section.
- Medley Maker, simply select the songs that you want, and Band-in-a-Box will make the medley for you.
- Find File, find a Band-in-a-Box song (or any file that BB can open), including filtering by words found in file name or any text in the file.
- Change of Key Signature at any Bar.
- Import Song.
- Karaoke MP3/CDG Files.
- Enhancements: Audio Chord Wizard, GUI, RealDrums, StylePicker, StyleMaker, Style Wizard, Notation Window and more…
Band-in-a-Box is available for Windows PC and Mac. Prices start at $129 USD for the Pro version.
Visit PG Music for more information and a link to download a demo of Band-in-a-Box 2008.
Coyote Electronics has released ForteDXi v1.2.
ForteDXi is a sample player designed for use with DirectX-compatible host programs (eg. Band In a Box, from PG Music). Its 128 high-quality sampled instruments offer a sound quality far better than the standard Windows Midi Synthesizer.
Changes in v1.2
- new added brush drum kit
- improvements to several instruments including extended ranges and volume levels and rebalancing
- overall volume adjustment and mod wheel control capability
Existing users can upgrade for no charge. Check the PG Music site or the Coyote Electronics site for more information and a link to download a demo of ForteDXi.
PG Music has released Band-in-a-Box 2006 for Windows, with over fifty new features, including VST support.
Some of the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2006 for Windows include: “Conductor”- Live Looping / Playback control. While your song is playing you can now easily control the playback (looping or jumping to another section) with a single key on your QWERTY or MIDI keyboard. The TC-Helicon Audio Harmonies have been enhanced with “Unison Harmonies” and a Choir Feature.
ASIO support has been added allowing you to use a software synthesizer with almost no latency. VST support added and Styles can now have different instruments for each substyle.
Notation enhancements include support for symbols like section letters, slurs, legato, accents, staccatos, crescendos and more. The Ear Training feature has been enhanced with “Pitch Invasion” and “Music Replay” games. The Melody and Soloist parts are now 16-channel multitracks so you can record up to 32 MIDI tracks and create fuller arrangements.
Check the PG Music site for more information.