RealTracks and RealDrums Patches & Updates for Macintosh

About the updates - read before downloading

You can use these patches regardless of which Band-in-a-Box package and version you have, as long as you have at least version 2009. Only those RealTracks sets that you already have installed on the selected volume will be updated.

You don't need to install ALL the RealTracks updates. For example, if you are updating all of RealTracks Sets 1-82, then you just need to download the 1-82 update.

AudioPhile editon users can install the regular patches, or you may wish to download the separate (larger) update patch which will update the uncompressed audio files if needed.

Make sure to select the correct volume (Change Install Location) if you do not have Band-in-a-Box installed on your Mac Hard drive. Also, make sure to select the correct folder (Customize Install) if you have your RealTracks folder located somewhere outside your Band-in-a-Box folder.

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RealTracks Compatibility Patch (2 MB)

OS 10.4 (tiger) users: download this patch instead.

This patch is intended for customers who purchased RealTracks sets that were released after their Band-in-a-Box / RealBand version was released, and are having trouble getting the new RealTracks to be recognized by the program. It contains the latest RealTracks support files as of April 1, 2014.

If you haven't purchased RealTracks individually, and/or have the latest version of Band-in-a-Box, you do not need this patch.

Any existing files in your Band-in-a-Box Data folder that are replaced by this patch will be backed up to the following subfolder:
Data/backup/realtracks_support_patch_{date}

To check if your RealTracks are recognized after installing this patch, open the RealTracks Picker, sort by RT Set #, and look for the set(s) you installed.

For reference, the list below is a summary of which Band-in-a-Box versions the RealTracks Sets were released with.

  • RealTracks Sets 188-205; Band-in-a-Box 2014
  • RealTracks Sets 170-187; Band-in-a-Box 2013
  • RealTracks Sets 155-169; Band-in-a-Box 2012.5
  • RealTracks Sets 137-154; Band-in-a-Box 2012
  • RealTracks Sets 122-136; Band-in-a-Box 2011.5
  • RealTracks Sets 102-121; Band-in-a-Box 2011
  • RealTracks Sets 001-101; Band-in-a-Box 2008 - 2010.5

Last updated Nov 9, 2015

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RealTracks Sets 1-169 Update (580 MB)

This patch will update RealTracks Sets 1-169 to the latest versions as of Feb 15, 2013.

You should also download the latest Band-in-a-Box update for your version of Band-in-a-Box.

Summary of Changes for Feb 15 2013

  • Fixed: Bug fixes and improvements to hundreds of RealTracks, and additional simple variations.

Last updated Feb 15, 2013.

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RealTracks Sets 1-101 Update (250 MB)

This patch will update RealTracks Sets 1-101 to the latest versions as of April 04 2011. It includes all RealTracks updates since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2010.

You should also download the latest Band-in-a-Box update.

Summary of Changes for April 04 2011

  • Added: "Simple" and "Very Simple" variations added for some Bass RealTracks
  • Added: General maintenance fixes and enhancements to over 60 other RealTracks

Last updated April 04, 2011.

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RealTracks Shots and Holds Update Patch (100 MB)

This July 27 2010 patch adds shots and holds to some of the older RealTracks in sets 1-82 that were previously missing them. It adds Organ, Banjo, Mandolin, Resonator Guitar, and Resophonic Guitar shots and holds.

This is mainly intended for customers who purchased Band-in-a-Box prior to the release of 2010.5 (June 2010) and did not purchase the 2010.5 Summer PlusPAK (and therefore don't have the newest holds files). If you have the folder Holds_136 in your \RealTracks\LibraryM\Holds folder, you likely don't need to install this patch.

Since the patch updates some audio files, Band-in-a-Box "Audiophile" edition users may wish to download this larger patch (800 MB).

Summary of Changes for July 27 2010

  • RealTracks shots and holds have been added for some older RealTracks instruments, including Organ, Banjo, Mandolin, Resonator Guitar, and Resophonic Guitar.

Last updated July 27, 2010.

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RealTracks Sets 1-82 Update (1200 MB)

This patch will update RealTracks Sets 1-82 to the latest versions as of July 08 2010. It includes all RealTracks updates since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2009.

If you have the Band-in-a-Box "Audiophile" edition, you can optionally download this (much larger) Audiophile specific patch (5GB download).

You should also download the latest Band-in-a-Box update.

Summary of Changes for July 08 2010

  • A large percentage of RealTracks have been updated in this patch release. Improved 4 bar endings have now been added to almost all styles, many chords have been added, and all known issues have been addressed. Detailed list of features added to individual RealTracks styles..

  • Added: 4 bar endings added to most RealTracks
  • Added: Less common and previously unavailable chords have been added.
  • Improved: Better audio quality and stretching on some styles.
  • Fixed: All known bugs have been addressed.

Last updated July 08, 2010.

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RealDrums Sets 1-29 Update (300 MB)

This patch will update RealDrums Sets 1-29 to the latest versions as of July 08 2010. It includes all RealDrums updates since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2009. This patch can be used for both regular and "AudioPhile" editions of the program.

You should also download the latest Band-in-a-Box update.

Last updated July 08, 2010.

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RealTracks Sets 1-66 Update (230 MB)

AudioPhile users should download this larger (740 MB)patch instead

This patch will update RealTracks Sets 1-66 to the latest versions as of September 15 2009. It includes all RealTracks updates since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2009.

You should also download the latest Band-in-a-Box update.

Summary of Changes for September 15 2009

  • Updated: Some Jazz Quartet styles (.STY files) from RT sets 14-19 were missing an instrument.
  • Improved: Many demo songs from RT40-66 (.mgu and .sgu) have improvements, including more consistent volumes.
  • These RealTracks instruments from Sets 40-66 have been fixed or improved. Updates include:

  • Improved: Guitar notation (realcharts) is cleaner.
  • Fixed: Some styles played a wrong chord.
  • Fixed: Some styles caused an 'out of memory' error.
  • Fixed: Occasional silent chords.
  • Fixed: Nylon-electric guitar has much better volume levels.
  • These RealTracks instruments from Sets 1-39 have been fixed or improved. Updates include:

  • Improved: Smoother playing on chords that aren't common for the style.
  • Fixed: Ending problems on some instruments.
  • Fixed: Some out of memory errors fixed.
  • Improved: Cleaner RealChart notation for the guitars.
  • Fixed: Occasional wrong chords being played.

Last updated September 15, 2009.

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