We’ve been busy and just added some great new features and new RealTracks to Band-in-a-Box! Band-in-a-Box 2011 and 2011.5 delivered over 100 new features, and 202 new RealTracks – now Band-in-a-Box Version 2012 adds 101 more RealTracks and over 50 exciting new features!
We've just released 101 more amazing RealTracks for Jazz, Rock-Pop & Country. Since version 2011, there are 202 more RealTracks available. Combined, there are now over 870 RealTracks (hundreds of hours of recordings) available for you to add to your arrangements.
We’ve added VST synth support for each track, so you can have multiple synths playing on your songs. You can also use VST Audio Plug-ins (reverb, delay etc.) on each track. Customize over 150 of the Guitar based RealTracks with the new Guitar Amp Simulator (AmpliTube CS). We include “Direct Input” (clean signal) Guitar RealTracks for these, so all of the added effects come from the Guitar Amp Simulator. Listen to our Band-in-a-Box AmpliTube Demos.
We’ve added “Loops” support, so you can add your own, or 3rd party loops to any Band-in-a-Box track. The “BB Remote” app for iPhone, iPad, Android has been updated with new features. There’s a Simpler RealTracks setting that makes the RealTracks play a less busy or embellished arrangement. You can add MIDITracks individually now, simply select your favorite MIDITrack from any style to any track of your current song. EZ selection of “DrumGrooves” has been added, which are different grooves within drum styles. And more…
We’ve also added 101 NEW RealTracks (Sets 137-154), with amazing Jazz, Pop, and Country Styles. These include:
A “Same But Different” MultiRiff Selection - you can now audition 7 different RealTracks performances, to choose the one that works the best with your song, with a single click! This works for the entire track, or the highlighted section of a track. You can customize over 150 of the Guitar based RealTracks using the new Guitar Amp Simulator that is included (AmpliTube CS). We include “Direct Input” (clean signal) Guitar RealTracks for these, so all of the added effects come from the Guitar Amp Simulator. We’ve added “Loops” support, so you can add your own or 3rd party Loops to any RealBand track. We’ve added a Simpler RealTracks setting – a checkbox that makes the RealTracks play a simpler (less busy or embellished) arrangement. And more…
“Same But Different” MultiRiff Selection
You can now audition 7 different RealTracks performances, to choose the one that works the best with your song, with a single click! This works for the entire track, or the highlighted section of a track. Choose one, or multiple, to add to the song. For example, if you want a pedal steel riff for 4 bars, highlight that region, and listen to the 7 selections, and choose the riff that works best. Or if you want 2 “different” acoustic guitar strumming parts, choose 2 from the 7 different generated parts, they will be written as to different tracks, and contain different strumming. We call this “Same but different,” since the strumming patterns are on the same chords, but are different performances.
Guitar Amp Simulator Added (Amplitube CS) and over 150 “Direct Input” Guitar based RealTracks. You can customize over 150 of the Guitar based RealTracks using the new Guitar Amp Simulator that is included (AmpliTube CS). We include “Direct Input” Guitar recordings for these, so all of the added effects come from the Guitar Amp Simulator.
We’ve added “Loops” support, so you can add your own or 3rd party Loops to any RealBand track
New horizontal master output VU meters on the main toolbar. There’s now a VU Meter visible on the screen at all times, with a clipping indicator. Requires a high resolution monitor.
There are handy new buttons in the tracks window.
Simpler RealTracks Setting
We’ve added a Simpler RealTracks setting – a checkbox that makes the RealTracks play a simpler (less busy or embellished) arrangement.
StylePicker Filter has been Enhanced.
There is an easy search feature on the main StylePicker filter window. You can type a search term, press Enter, and the styles are filtered. This includes, in addition to typing any text, special terms like Ev (shown only Even feel styles), Sw (Swing styles), 8 (8th note styles), 16 (16ths note styles), 140 (find styles that work at tempo 140), 140! (list only styles where the original tempo is 140), Real (list only real styles), MIDI (list only MIDI styles), “Oliver” (list only styles including Artist=Oliver), “Duo/Trio/Quartet” (# instruments) and more.
StylePicker Advanced Filter has been enhanced.
There are new options to include/exclude styles with soloists, only include styles matching the tempo exactly, RealTracks Artists list includes instrument names (“Oliver Gannon: Jazz Guitar instead of “Oliver Gannon”), individual genres listed (e.g. show Country and Pop styles only), faster (single click) selection of options (radio buttons instead of drop down combo) for most commonly used settings. StylePicker filter added for time signatures 4/4, 3/4 waltz, 5/4, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8, and others.
Stylpicker memo enhanced.
Song memos are imported from Band-in-a-Box songs.
The Auto-generated memo is also imported from Band-in-a-Box songs that have been saved by Band-in-a-Box 2012. The imported memo appears on the comments window, which is opened with the song.
Now Able To Save A Highlited Region (Or Entire Track) Of A Song As WAV, wma, mp4 Or m4a.
Choose the new Track- Save selection as audio (WAV,WMA,mp4,m4a) command, or right click on the tracks window to choose this command.
“Band” button added to main screen, allowing you to quickly choose the most commonly used styles for Jazz, Pop, and Country.
Some Yellow Hint Messages can now be clicked on to perform the action.
Questions asked when songs loaded (requiring a repsonse) are now changed to yellow flash messages, that don't require a response but can be clicked on if you want to do the function.
Styles can now contain extra information such as:
Custom Panning, Reverb, and Tone Control settings. Styles can also store Audio FX to use with tracks, and specific VST synths to use. Styles can also be made to specify “simple” variations for the RealTracks, or use Direct Input Guitars.
(Nt+) (Nt-) Note+ and Note- buttons on the Guitar Window. If a notation window is open, pressing these buttons will place the note on a different string for guitar tab or on-screen guitar display. Note: this is done by use of MIDI Channels 11 to 16 for guitar strings.
Chord Symbols are now drawn on the Audio Edit Window.
RealDrums names have been improved, so instead of cryptic names like:
CountryPopEv16^01 a:Sidestick, Hihat b:Snare, HiHat
a:Sidestick, HiHat: Kick on 1 and 3 with the sidestick on beat 4. The hihat is playing a 16th note pattern, b:Snare, HiHat: Kick on 1 and 3 with the snare on beat 4. The hihat plays 16th notes throughout and is sometimes opened slightly
The RealTracks – Demos folder names are improved, and list the names of the RealTracks set. (eg. Instead of “c:\bb\RealTracks Set 42” it says “c:\bb\RealTracks Set 42 Boogie n’ Texas Rock.
RealDrums arrangements have been improved, playing less busy playing on odd bar numbers. The “Same But DIfferent” feature is improved, and finds more varied playing.
Rests now apply to the Melody and Soloist tracks (if they have RealTracks, Loops or MIDITracks on them). Note that for purposes of excluding the tracks from the rests, the Melody and Soloist tracks use the same setting as the Strings track.
RealTracks Arrangements are enhanced.
Band-in-a-Box handles major triads more intelligently, considering their function in the key of the song. Better playing over 2 beat chords (sometimes would piece together two one beat riffs for a chord lasting 2 beats.)
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