Band-in-a-Box® 2017 New Features
Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows® is here with over 80 new features... and much more!
Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows has over 80 exciting new features and enhancements! The main screen GUI has been redesigned with many requested improvements, including a new, smaller footprint, configurable toolbars, and more. RealTracks sound better than ever with improved stretching and transposition quality (Elastique 3), better phrase transitions, and Natural Arrangements. We have added new "Woodshedding" RealTracks called 12-Key Guitar RealTracks from Brent Mason played in 12 keys with Hi-Q (precise) Tab/Notation which is ideal for studying and learning. There are many RealDrums enhancements including Half/Double/Triple time, Multiple Drum/Percussion/Loops on one drum track, and more. There is a dedicated Song Titles Browser with metadata info on over 8,000 popular songs. UserTracks enhancements include Half/Double/Triple time, rests, 3/4 waltz support, and more. We've added a new VST Synthesizer (sforzando SFZ Synth) with support for the popular .SFZ sound format, as well as PG Music’s Hi-Q sounds... and more!
Unbelievable! More than 2,200 RealTracks in the UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK and Audiophile Edition! That's over 2,600 hours of studio musicians' recordings that you can use in your song!
Along with Band-in-a-Box® 2017, we've released 202 new RealTracks with great new Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Country, and World styles.. These include:
- 63 Country, Folk and World RealTracks: These are an amazing collection, with many "firsts," including Latin American styles (14 RealTracks) (from Mexico and Peru), Celtic Harp (4), and Hawaiian Pedal Steel (3) and Ukulele (2). Songwriter's Guitar and Cello toolkit (13), Modern Pedal Steel (4). Fifteen new Nylon and Acoustic Guitar Country RealTracks from the great Brent Mason (15). New Old Time and Celtic RealTracks (4) from Quinn Bachand. And introducing Shannon Forest - we have Great Country Drums sets from Shannon Forest (5) (Nashville's "hit-maker"). Shannon has played on more Top 10 hits than any drummer in Nashville for seven years running and won CMA Drummer of the Year!
- 61 Jazz, Funk and Blues RealTracks: Building on the "big hit" Crooner Swing BigBand released in 2016, we have new Crooner Bossa Big Band (9 piece horns) and Crooner Ballad Big Band (9 piece) from Jim Clark. All 9 horns (trumpets/saxes) play together, or you can mix/match the individual horns on their own. Sixteen Great Blues RealTracks styles added by Brent Mason (multi winner of CMA guitarist of the year) and Mike Rojas (piano – CMA pianist of the year). Gypsy Accordion styles (2) by multiple World Champion Cory Pesaturo. Smooth Soul RealTracks (12) from Brent Mason and Mike Rojas.
- 78 Rock and Pop RealTracks: Hard Rock – Power Trios - Guitar/Bass and Drums Shuffle and Even Rock with multiple feels (25 RealTracks). Modern House, HipHop and Rap RealTracks (24). Zane Carney is back with Modern Pop RealTracks (6 - Waltzes and 8th notes). Zane is perhaps best known as John Mayer's guitarist, but also well-established in his own right. Shannon Forest (CMA Drummer of the Year) with the most common Drum Pop/Rock grooves of RealTracks (11). Retro 60's grooves for Surf, Motown and Classic Rock (6). Percussion single instruments (Tambourine, Congas, etc.) to add to other drum parts (6)... and more!
Purchase the Band-in-a-Box 2017 UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK, and you'll get all of the RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks Sets released to date!
- If upgrading from 2016, you'll get 202 new RealTracks with the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK!
- If upgrading from 2015, you'll get 303 new RealTracks with the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK!
- If upgrading from 2014, you'll get 505 new RealTracks with the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK or EverythingPAK!
Listen to demos of the amazing RealTracks here!
RealTracks are an incredible 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.