An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017

Download the Band-in-a-Box 2017 Build 175 update

Summary of changes for Version 2017 Build 175, since Build 173 (May 25, 2017):

  • Added: The RealTracks Settings dialog now has a choice of low/medium/high for Elastique stretching quality, instead of just high quality on or off (high quality disabled meant medium).
  • Fixed: The "Select Hi-Q MIDI Patch Plugin" menu item should be available to the Melody, Soloist, and Thru tracks.
  • Fixed: Audio Unit plugins would be erased from the exclude list while booting up Band-in-a-Box.
  • Fixed: Plugins on the Thru track should not be removed when loading a style or song.
  • Fixed: Sforzando and Amplitube should not be listed in the Plugins dialog unless they are installed.
  • Fixed: Keyboard input might stop working after using the Preferences dialog.
  • Fixed: Clicking on a mixer piano would send the event to the default synth, rather than the plugin on that track.
  • Fixed: Options > Return to Factory Settings... would cause various problems (eg. the chord sheet would be squished to the left).

Summary of changes for Version 2017 Build 173, since Build 171 (May 3, 2017):

  • Drag and drop from Master to MIDI quadrant would fail with errors.
  • When opening an XML file, the current song would be erased if the user clicked Cancel in the file open dialog.
  • The extended RealDrums patch descriptions were not displaying on the mixer.
  • A mixer patch description would be blank for RealDrums on non-drums tracks.
  • When you select a style with your cursor or keyboard and hit return, the StylePicker closes but your selected style wasn't chosen.
  • "Memo:" should not be showing in the Titles dialog.
  • If you select a song in the Titles dialog then sort by something, it jumps to the top and loses your selected song.
  • If you type in random words in the filter in the Titles dialog it shows up with lots of entries.
  • The [Show all] button in the Titles dialog doesn't work. It deletes the text but doesn't show you all the songs available.
  • The [Defaults] button in the Titles dialog reveals a whole bunch more hidden empty columns.
  • The [Save list] button in the Titles dialog doesn't function.
  • Step advance issues in the notation window.
  • In the notation window regular advance in editable mode should advance to the 1st or 3rd peg of a beat that has 4 pegs on it.
  • Band-in-a-Box might crash if user clicks on any of the main menus while booting up.
  • The 'F3' hot key symbol did not display in some popup menus.
  • For some cases of opening or saving a file (eg choosing VST plugins), the file dialog would not open in the right directory.
  • The menu item "Insert Current MIDI chord" should display command+return as the hot key instead of control+return. Both work, but control+return is impossible to do with one hand on a standard Apple keyboard.
  • Update patches are downloaded into "/Band-in-a-Box/Data/Updates" instead of "/Band-in-a-Box/Data".
  • If running Band-in-a-Box in a language other than English, automatic updates should not report available English update patches.
  • Choosing to save a song would ask to "save as", as if the song file did not already exist.
  • Blues chords were showing up when importing xml.
  • Whole song was not saved to xml.
  • Program could freeze when saving to xml.
  • Program would crash if attempting to save xml to root of hard drive.
  • 2017 PDF full and upgrade manuals.
  • Small omissions/typos in Artist Bio's.

Summary of changes since version 2017 Build 170 (April 20, 2017):

  • Fixed: Chord sheet fonts were limited to a maximum size that would not quite fill the cells. This would cause superscript extensions to sit too high above the roots.
  • Fixed: Some hot keys were not working if in the notation window (eg. command+3 to mute bass, control+T to change screen mode, etc.).
  • Fixed: The Select Song by Title dialog would not use the correct directory.
  • Fixed: "Open Previous Style" is set for "At program bootup..." then the user would be asked if they wanted to save their song when loading a different song.
  • Fixed: Save As did not work. All files would be saved with the name "No File Name.sgu".
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