Band-in-a-Box 2013 New Features
Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Mac with over 50 great new features and more!
Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Macintosh offers some exciting new features! Since version 2012, we’ve updated the Notation features to include enhanced Notation Windows, a Lead Sheet window, note-based lyrics, Jazz font notation and chords, guitar and bass tablature, and a Big Lyrics window - over 100 features and updates in all!
There are 50 new MIDI SuperTracks. MIDI SuperTracks are based on actual playing by studio musicians. Play the SuperTracks using your MIDI synth, or export as MIDI file to your favorite DAW (GarageBand etc.) for further editing or changing plug-in sounds to get a great sound using MIDI. The new Performance Tracks - Artist's Performances on the Melody track, to showcase the Band-in-a-Box RealTracks demos playing along to an artist performing the melody. Not only are these great for listening, but you can also learn-from-the-pros with the displayed notation and tab.
Pick "best" soloist RealTracks: This new dialog shows you the best soloists that match the genre, tempo, feel of your song. The new Song Form feature allows you to define sections of a song (A,B,C etc.), and then rearrange the song by simply typing the form you want (e.g. AABABAACA ). Leadsheet window can now be resized. When you are choosing a RealTracks or RealDrums, there is now a list of recently used - Favorite RealTracks, RealDrums. The popular “Band Button” is now enhanced, with many more RealStyles made, listed, submenus, and instruments shown.
More details on all the new features here.
Wow! More than 1,000 RealTracks in the UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK and Audiophile Edition! Over 1,000 hours of studio musicians' recordings!
Along with Band-in-a-Box 2013, we've released RealTracks Sets 170-187 with 101 more Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Country Styles. These include:
- 31 Jazz RealTracks: Classic Jazz Piano (Boogie, Piano-4-to-Bar), Easy Listening Guitar Swing (Oliver Gannon), Smooth Jazz Acoustic Piano, Dixieland - Medium Soloists (Clarinet, Trombone, Trumpet, Ac.Guitar), Cuban Guajira & Guaracha (Bass, Percussion, Piano, Tres) and more.
- 35 Country RealTracks: Pedal Steel Soloing (CMA winner Paul Franklin), 5 new guitar accompaniment RealTracks recorded by Nashville guitar legend Brent Mason, Country Sax Soloing with Mark Douthit, 12 John Jarvis Piano tracks, Fiddle, Mandolin soloing. Resonator guitar soloing with Nashville great Rob Ickes (13-time winner International Bluegrass Player of the Year).
- 35 Rock-Pop RealTracks: Texas Blues slow 12/8 soloing and rhythm with guitar masters Sol Philcox and Brent Mason, Rock Piano (CMA winner John Jarvis), Medium Folk, Euro Dance, Celtic (Aire, Waltz, Irish Bouzouki), Pop Mandolin, and Texas Blues-Rock: Smokin" Blues Sax with Nashville Session master Mark Douthit.
50 NEW MIDI SuperTracks including Piano (Classic, Traditional Jazz, Modern Jazz, Celtic, New Age), Strings (Pop, Jazz) and more.
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 4 - Folk, Pop & New Age
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 5 - Jazz Piano - Old and New
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 6 - Latin Piano
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 7 - Smooth Jazz & Funk Piano
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 8 - More Country Piano
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 9 - Praise & Worship Piano
And if you're upgrading from 2012, you'll also get the 101 RealTracks in Sets 155-169 that were included in version 2012. These include:
- Jazz RealTracks (31): Cuban RealTracks made with Rebeca Mauleón including full instrumentation for Son Montuno and Bolero (piano, percussion, baby bass, tres guitar, and guitar), Jazz Funk "Movin" styles, Mike LeDonne Jazz Waltz Organ, and Dixieland medium tempo rhythm section.
- Rock-Pop RealTracks (36): Modern Dance Pop, John Jarvis Piano styles, and more Texas Blues and Rock 'n' Roll with Brent Mason and Sol Philcox.
- Country RealTracks (34): John Jarvis Country, Praise and Worship Modern Groove, Country Boogie, Western Swing Soloists, and Killer Soloists.
Purchase the Band-in-a-Box 2013 UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK, and you'll get all of the RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks Sets released to date!
- If upgrading from 2012, you'll get 202 new RealTracks with the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK!
- If upgrading from 2011, you'll get 404 new RealTracks with the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK!
- If upgrading from 2010, you'll get 606 new RealTracks with the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK!
NOTE: The UltraPlusPAK and EverythingPAK also include all 96 MIDI SuperTracks!
Listen to demos of the amazing RealTracks here!
Listen to demos of the MIDI SuperTracks here!
The RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks are a great resource for performance, learning, or just plain fun!
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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.