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.

Band-in-a-Box 11 is designed for Mac OS 9. Mac Intel users should purchase our latest version, available here.

Band-in-a-Box 11 is Packed with Features for Musicians, Students & Songwriters.

  • MIDI File Chord Interpretation Wizard - learn the Chords to any MIDI file.
  • Guitar Styles - These are the best sounding guitar styles ever!
  • Style Changes at any Bar - Use many styles within the same song.
  • Melody Embellisher - Change the timing to add syncopation, change durations to achieve staccato or legato playing, add grace notes, slurs, extra notes, vibrato and other effects.
  • Automatic Guitar Chord Solos to any Song - Generates a chord solo on guitar for any song, using the same guitar chords that the pros use.
  • Guitar Tutor - Show the chords for any song on the virtual guitar fretboard.
  • Chord Substitution Wizards - Chord substitutions are instantly displayed for you.
  • Chord Preview/Builder - Instantly hear how any chord sounds.
  • "Drum Brushes" - Available for QuickTime® users.
  • Style Selection Enhancements - Selecting a style has been made much easier.
  • "Jazz Up" the Chords, "Jazz Down" the Chords ‐ Change the chords from "Pop/Rock" chords to Jazz type chords.
  • Convert Harmony Part to Notation track ‐ see it and print it out.
  • Harmony enhancements ‐ Harmonies sound better.
  • Add your own chord shortcuts ‐ Found a chord that BB doesn't recognize?
  • Six Channel Guitar files ‐ Supported in Version 11 so that these types of files can be played back perfectly.
  • And Much More...

Attention Mac OS X Users...

Band-in-a-Box 11 is designed for PowerPC OS 9 users. Mac Intel users should purchase our latest version, available here.

Band-in-a-Box 12 runs native in OS X Jaguar or Panther (version 10.2 or higher recommended). Click here to get Band-in-a-Box 12 for Mac OS X.

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Featured Demos
"Cool" Smooth Jazz
Swing 16th Smooth Jazz featuring the Rhythm Electric Guitar and Electric Piano soloist from RealTracks Set 93 Listen >>
Samba nylon guitar solo
Backed up by Piano & Acoustic Bass RealTracks (Set 94), and Samba RealDrums (Set 5). The chordal movement in this demo is fairly quick! Listen >>