The new Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Mac offers significant new features, including VST plugins and AU (audio unit) support, Hi-Q MIDI instruments, an included VST Guitar Amp Simulator (AmpliTube), and more!
The Chord Sheet has been completely redesigned with a new look, "layers," and customization. A Fake Sheet mode on the Chord Sheet and Lead Sheet allows you to see or add repeats, 1st/2nd endings, DS/DC al Coda, and more. The StylePicker is redesigned and enhanced with great new features including sizable window, columns sort, selectable font size, 4-bar preview of the current song, automatic intelligent sorting of "best style" for the current song, and quick filter of the list. Intelligent Style Suggestion: Type the name of a familiar song title in StylePicker and Band-in-a-Box will list styles whose genre, feel and tempo are similar to that song! Load & Save MusicXML support. Guitar capo support added to on-screen guitar display and notation. You can now hear Band-in-a-Box singing, with built-in support for th popular online vocal synth "Sinsy." Export Lists of Styles, RealTracks or RealDrums. Staccato melody function added. RealTracks pushes now happen a little later, sounding more musical, and the timing is tempo dependant, and much more!
With Band-in-a-Box® 2016, we released 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). We also have many new Funk styles, spread over two RealTracks sets. There are also 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 style, for people who want a more current sound, and we also have classic punk, very useful brushes and percussion styles, and exciting Surf-Rock!
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Q: How do I get the latest version of Band-in-a-Box?
A: We have packages for first-time or existing customers. Use the convenient chart to find the right package for you.
Q: If I purchase the UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK, do I really get a free USB Hard Drive for no additional charge?
A: Yes, Band-in-a-Box is pre-installed on a hard drive. You can use it directly from the hard disk, or copy it to your computer.