An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018

Download the Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 263 update


Summary of changes for Version 2018 Build 263 (July 20, 2018):

  • Fixed: Some AU plugins might cause a crash during playback.
  • Fixed: Playback might cause a crash after editing multi-drums.
  • Fixed: 'Multi' and 'Medley' RealTracks were not displaying proper track titles.
  • Fixed: Bar lines would not display properly in the Audio Edit window if launching through the menu item "Audio Chord Wizard (Audio Edit)".
  • Added: Support added for features that some newer styles will require.
  • Improved: XML improvements.
  • Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash or freeze when using adding UserTracks and pressing Play.
  • Fixed: The Preferences 2 dialog might not exit using [OK] without an 'A number is out of range' error message.
  • Fixed: The 'A number is out of range' error message should mention the number that the user entered for clarity.
  • Fixed: The Ghost button in the Piano Roll window could not be disabled.
  • Fixed: Audio harmonies would be generated with the wrong notes if selecting a range of audio in the middle of the track.
  • Added: Help Video button added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
  • Improved: The Audio Harmony Dialog has been rearranged to be more intuitive when using Band-in-a-Box Intelligent Mode.
  • Fixed: The Audio Harmony dialog needed some hints.
  • Fixed: The Notation Window would not redraw properly after exiting the Import Chords dialog.
  • Added: Menu items added for opening an entire MIDI file.
  • Added: Menu items added for opening an entire Karaoke file.



Summary of changes for Version 2018 Build 258 (May 28, 2018):

This update adds new features, including a new Piano Roll window. The Piano Roll window is a major new feature that enables precise graphic editing of MIDI data including notes, velocity, controllers, program changes, channel aftertouch, and pitch bend. There is a video tutorial here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXuM5Y-O3xU

  • Added: The Piano Roll window has been added.
    This is a major new feature. The Piano Roll window enables precise graphic editing of MIDI data including notes, velocity, controllers, program changes, channel aftertouch, and pitch bend. There is a video tutorial here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXuM5Y-O3xU
  • Added: Transpose From To menu item added to Edit > Transpose.
  • Added: File > Open Special > Import MIDI file to interpret chords now also reads lyrics in.
  • Added: Melody > Edit Melody > Import MIDI file to melody now also reads lyrics in.
  • Fixed: Video rendering failed if using macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixed: The custom toolbar sometimes would be empty, and contain no buttons to customize.
  • Fixed: If editing a lyric in the edit lyrics event list, the lyric would become blank after editing the lyric.
  • Fixed: The font size of the lyrics big list box, and events big list box was changed after editing an individual lyric or event.
  • Fixed: The time field of either a note or lyric was getting messed up.
  • Fixed: Notation advancing and scroll-ahead issues (after measure 64).
  • Fixed: The floating mixer was not resizable if using macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixed: The StylePicker would not exit when pressing the Esc key.
  • Fixed: Import MIDI file dialog would start inside the Band-in-a-Box .app.
  • Fixed: Lyrics could not be be loaded from Karaoke files (.Kar files, if they are renamed as .mid files).
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Andrew
PG Music Inc.