RealTracks and RealDrums Updates for Windows (Older)

About the updates - read before downloading

These are older and uncommon RealTracks and RealDrums patches. Unless you are updating a product purchased 2011 or earlier, you likely don't need to download these files.

You can use these patches regardless of which Band-in-a-Box package and version you have. Only those RealTracks sets that you already have installed in your selected destination directory will be updated.

You don't need to install ALL the RealTracks updates - only those with the same or newer version year than your version would apply to you. Updates from the previous years are already included in your package.

Some patches have a separate larger Audiophile edition patch. Audiophile users can install the regular patches, or you may wish to download the larger patch which will update the uncompressed audio files if needed.

Make sure to select the correct location of your Band-in-a-Box, RealTracks, and RealDrums ('Drums') folders or the files won't be updated. If you have the program installed on your computer hard drive, the folder locations are usually C:\bb. If you are running the program from an external USB hard drive that you purchased from PG Music, the locations are normally X:\bb (replace 'X' by your USB drive letter).

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RealTracks 122-136 Updates - July 6 to July 12 2011 (150 MB)

This will update RealTracks Sets 122-136 to the latest versions as of July 12, 2011. This patch does not apply to the Audiophile edition.

Summary of Changes for July 12 2011

  • Fixed: RealTracks demo songs and styles - misc improvements and fixes.
  • Fixed: All known bugs in ST2's from RealTracks Sets 122-136.
  • Fixed: Missing PopRockWaltzMarch RealDrums.
  • Fixed: Question marks in RealDrums Picker.
  • Fixed: Missing Organ shots and holds.
  • Fixed: Missing Brent Mason Soloist audio files.

Last updated July 12, 2011.

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RealTracks 1-121 Updates - Feb 4 2011 to May 3 2011 (15 MB)

This patch will update RealTracks Sets 1-121 and RealTracks holds 1-173 to the latest versions as of May 3, 2011. It includes all RealTracks updates since Feb 4, 2011.

If you are updating RealTracks that you purchased prior to that date, you should probably download the previous patch as well.

AudioPhile users can download this larger file instead (85 MB)

Summary of Changes for May 03 2011 (since Feb 04)

  • Fixed: The <Fiddle, Soloist GypsyJazzBallad Sw 110> style was sometimes omitting large portions of audio.
  • Fixed: 4 of the <Simple> and <Very Simple> Jazz Bass RealTracks styles were not playing the correct root for 7th slash chords. For example, on a Dm7/F chord, the bass would play a D instead of an F.
  • Fixed: RealCharts are now available for Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GypsyJazzBalladJohn Sw 110.
  • Fixed: For the <Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBalladBrent Ev 065> style, many of the phrases that were being picked were one semitone off.
  • Fixed: For the RealTrack <1109 Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming BluegrassWaltz Ev 140> 7th chords and sus chords are no longer played when a root chord is entered. All chords will now be played as written with out embellishment.

Last updated May 03, 2011.

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RealTracks 1-121 Updates - Dec 6 2010 to Feb 4 2011 (125 MB)

This patch will update RealTracks Sets 1-121 and RealTracks holds 1-173 to the latest versions as of February 4, 2011. It includes all RealTracks updates since Dec 6, 2010 (the release date of Band-in-a-Box 2011).

If you are updating RealTracks that you purchased prior to the release of Band-in-a-Box 2011, you might consider downloading the full update patch instead.

AudioPhile users can download this larger file instead (720 MB)

Summary of Changes for Feb 04 2011

  • Fixed: 78 of the wma "audition" files in RealTracks Sets 102-121 were playing at double the speed.
  • Fixed: Simple variation of Bluegrass Banjo wasn't working on Maj, Min, and 7 chords.
  • Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexMex2BeatComp Ev 120, Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexMex2BeatMelodic Ev 120, Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexMex2BeatA-B Ev 120 were previously selecting some incorrect bars.
  • Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopShining Ev 120 previously did not have minor endings available.
  • Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CapeBretonJig Sw 110 previously had some rhythmic errors.
  • Fixed: Trumpet, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 075 previously had some phrases which were ending in awkward places.
  • Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment, PopCaliforniaSlow Ev 085 previously had unpleasant noise in some chord transitions.
  • Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopBronx Ev 120 previously had some missing slash chords.
  • Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz Ballad Sw 060 - The double-time variations have improved 1, 2 & 4 beat phrases.
  • Fixed: Organ, B3, Background Pop ev 165 had some major chords playing as minor.
  • Fixed: For Mandolin, Rhythm BluegrassWaltz Ev 140, some melodic riffs were being played out of context.
  • Fixed: For Bass, Acoustic, Soloist Jazz Sw 140, some phrases were playing incorrectly
  • Fixed: For Banjo, Rhythm BluegrassWaltz Ev 140, some dominant chords were playing when the Imaj chord was entered.
  • Fixed: For Sax, Alto, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100, some phrase endings were not working well.
  • Fixed: For Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming BluegrassWaltz Ev 140, some dominant chords were playing when the Imaj chord was entered.
  • Fixed: The endings for Bass, Acoustic Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 were not working correctly
  • Fixed: The Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist GypsyJazzFastGonzalo Sw 220 style has been offset to blend better rhythmically with the other GypsyJazzFast instruments.
  • Fixed: Two of the files in Synth Pad, PopShiningA-B Ev 120 had mis-alligned stereo channels
  • Improved: The Bodhran files for both the Jig and the Reel have been compressed, so it is now easier to bring them out in the mix.
  • New: There are new "Simple" and "Very Simple" variations of Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Ballad Sw 060.
  • New: There are new "Simple" and "Very Simple" variations of Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Sw 110.
  • Improved: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Ballad Sw 060 now displays RealCharts in notation, Bass TAB, and on the on-screen bass fretboard.

Summary of Changes for Jan 05 2011

  • Added: 'Simple' and 'very simple' variations made for "Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Swing Sw 140"
  • Added: 'Simple' and 'very simple' variations made for "Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Ballad Sw 085"
  • Added: 'Simple' and 'very simple' variations made for "Bass, Acoustic, Jazz BeBop Sw 190"
  • Fixed: Synth pad shots and holds might not work correctly in some cases.
  • Updated: RealTracks Memos for sets 102-121 have been improved.
  • Fixed: Error in TexMex2Beat RealDrums.
  • Fixed: Errors in BodhranCelticJig and BodhranCelticReel RealDrums.
  • Fixed: Endings weren't working for "Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist GypsyJazzBalladGonzalo Sw 110"
  • Fixed: Endings weren't working for "Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist GypsyJazzFastJohn Sw 220"
  • Fixed: There were some incorrect chords being picked for "Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticReel Ev16 110"
  • Fixed: Some incorrect chords were being picked for "Bass, Acoustic, GypsyJazzFast Sw 250"
  • Fixed: The RealCharts were displaying a lot of wrong notes for all 3 of the styles in "RealTracks Set 105 - Brent Mason Rock Soloing"
  • Fixed: Some awkward transitions were occurring between bars for "Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CapeBretonReel Ev16 110"
  • Added: 54 new "double-time" soloists have been made
  • Added: A number of new Soloist Medleys have been made
  • Fixed: 3 RealTracks styles had the wrong MIDI patch associated with them
  • Fixed: A number of RealTracks styles had the wrong designation of Rhythm, Background or Soloist types
  • Added: There is now an entry for the artist field for "silence" & "medley", just to indicate their function

Last updated February 04, 2011.

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RealTracks 1-121 Updates - May 3 2010 to Feb 4 2011 (480 MB)

This patch will update RealTracks Sets 1-121 and RealTracks holds 1-173 to the latest versions as of February 4, 2011. It includes all RealTracks updates since May 3 2010.

If you are updating RealTracks that you purchased prior to May 3 2010, you might consider downloading the full update patch instead.

AudioPhile users can download this larger file instead (1600 MB)

Summary of Changes for Jan 05 and Feb 04 2011

See list of fixes above

Summary of Changes for July 27 2010

  • Improved: RealTracks Shots and Holds have been added for some of the RealTracks in sets 1-82 that were previously missing them. This includes Organ, Banjo, Mandolin, Resonator Guitar, and Resophonic Guitar shots and holds.

Summary of Changes for June 06 2010

  • Improved: RealTracks styles (.STY files) and demo songs (.SGU files) have been updated with more consistent volume levels, and with improved song memos.
  • Improved: Stretching improved for Sax, Alto, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 075
  • Fixed: Piano, Electric, SmoothJazzBallad Ev 065 dry: Played wrong notes.
  • Added: Variations of the Fiddle RealTracks have been added to sets 96-99, which feature 'outside' playing
  • Fixed: All known bugs in RealTracks 83-101 have been addressed.

Last updated February 04, 2011.

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RealTracks 1-121 Updates - May 1 2008 to May 3 2011 (Full) (1360 MB)

This patch will update RealTracks Sets 1-121 and RealTracks holds 1-173 to the latest versions as of May 3, 2011. It includes all RealTracks updates since May 2008.

If you purchased RealTracks after the release of Band-in-a-Box 2011, you should consider downloading one of the smaller update patches above.

AudioPhile users could download these much larger files instead:

Summary of Changes for Jan 05, Feb 04, and May 03 2011

See list of fixes above

Summary of Changes for June 06 and July 27 2010

See list of fixes above

Summary of changes for RealTracks Sets 1-82 on May 3 2010

Over 95% of the available RealTracks were updated in this patch release. 4 bar endings were added to styles released prior to December 2009, many new chords were added, and all known issues were addressed.

Complete list of May 03 Updates

  • Added: 4-bar endings added to most RealTracks.
  • Added: Less common and previously missing chords have been added.
  • Improved: Slash chords improved.
  • Improved: Some holds improved.
  • Improved: Better tempo stretching on some styles.
  • Fixed: All known bugs have been addressed.

Summary of changes for RealTracks Sets 67-82 on December 22 2009

  • Improved: All demo songs (.mgu and .sgu) have been improved, particularly with respect to dB levels.
  • Fixed: Some songs were opening the lyrics window.
  • Added: Demo songs (.mgu and .sgu) added for RealTracks Sets 75-82
  • Added: Demo songs added for RealDrums Set 29
  • Improved: Existing styles (.sty) are improved.
  • Improved: Shots and holds have improved volumes, updated style assignments, other tweaks.
  • Updated: RealTracks memos in the RealTracks Picker have been added/updated.
  • Updated: RealDrums memos in the RealDrums Picker have been added/updated.
  • Added: Styles (.sty) added for RealTracks Sets 75-82 and some added to 67-74.
  • Improved: Audition feature now works for both "band" and "solo" versions of every available RealTracks style, whether or not you have the style.
  • Improved: More song and style demos can be selected within the RealTracks window.
  • Improved: More consistent dB levels for all instruments.
  • Updated: StylePicker updated.
  • Updated: Some Artist bio's updated.
  • Fixed: Typos and minor fixes in Soloist and RealTracks windows

These RealTracks instruments from Sets 67-82 have been fixed or improved. Updates include:

  • Fixed: Wrong chords in some styles.
  • Fixed: 4-bar endings not working in some styles, or have been improved.
  • Fixed: Occasional missed chords.
  • Improved: Smoother playing on some chords.
  • Improved: Better stretching.
  • Fixed: Other miscellaneous tweaks.

Summary of changes for RealTracks Sets 40-66 on September 15 2009

  • Improved: Many demo songs (.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.

Summary of Changes for August 12 2009

  • Added: More Styles with RealTracks and RealStyles, including "Classic" RealStyles.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous fixes and improvements to RealTracks Styles and Demos.
  • Improved: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Paul Sw 140; Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Ray Sw 160
  • Improved: Guitar Electric Soloist Metal Ev 120; Guitar, Electric, Soloist Metal Wild Ev 120
  • Improved: Fiddle, Rhythm Bluegrass Ev 130; Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Rhythm)
  • Improved: Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Soloist).
  • Improved: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Sw 140; Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Jazz Sw 140; Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz Sw 140
  • Improved: Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 140; Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140; Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
  • Improved: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Ballad Sw 085; Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Jazz Ballad Sw 085; Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz Ballad Sw 085
  • Added: New RealTracks Style: Bass, Electric, Funk James FingerSlap Ev 100
  • Improved: Bass, Electric, Funk James Slap Ev 100
  • Improved: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Jazz Waltz Sw 140
  • Improved: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz Waltz Sw 140
  • Added: CountryTrain brushes drum style (used by the Chet styles).
  • Improved: Pedal Steel, Background Train Ev 130.
  • Improved: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Rascal Sw 075.

Summary of Changes for December 11 2008

  • Added: More 'Styles with RealTracks' have been added, which can be accessed by pressing the Style Demo button in the RealTracks window, or via the StylePicker.
  • Added: Audio previews for all styles, available by pressing the Audition button in the RealTracks window.
  • Fixed: Pedal Steel, Background Shuffle Sw 136: playing an octave too low.
  • Improved: Guitar Electric Rhythm Dreamy Ev 120: chooses better riffs in some cases.

Summary of Changes for November 23 2008

  • Improved: BluesShuffle RealDrums style that was included with RealTracks Set 10 (Blues) is improved.

Summary of Changes for September 8 2008

  • Improved: Bass, Electric, Blues Sw 120; Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues Sw 120
  • Improved: Harmonica, Soloist Blues Sw 120; Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
  • Improved: Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Rhythm); Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Soloist)

Last updated May 03, 2011.

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RealDrums Sets 1-29 Updates - since June 2008 (230 MB)

This patch includes all RealDrums 1-29 updates since June 2008.

Summary of Changes for May 03 2010, since December 22 2009

  • Fixed: Jazz RealDrums style - 140 tempo mixing up A and B substyle sometimes.
  • Fixed: Shots and pushes not working properly for the Smooth Jazz RealDrums styles.
  • Fixed: Shots not working properly for the Rock styles, and CountryPopEv16^.
  • Fixed: RockModernWaltz^ style mixing up bar masks sometimes.
  • Improved: Miscellaneous improvements to RealDrums Sets 27-29
  • Improved: Miscellaneous fixes/improvements to Drums - Demo songs.

Last updated May 03, 2010.

Older archived RealTracks and RealDrums updates

You most likely do not need these patches, unless you have an old version that you haven't updated for a long time.

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RealDrums Sets 1-29 Updates - all updates since June 2007 (654 MB)

This is the same as the May 03 2010 RealDrums Set 1-29 update above, except it includes updates back to 2007.

AudioPhile users can download this larger file instead (930 MB)

Last updated May 03 2010

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Older RealDrums Sets 1-3 Updates (285 MB)

You would only need to install this patch if you purchase RealDrums Sets 1-3 prior to June 2007, and haven't purchased any Band-in-a-Box packages since then. To find out if you should install this, you could open your Drums/JazzBrushes folder. You only need to download this patch if there are any audio (.WMA or .WAV) files dated earlier than June 2007.

Last updated August 12 2009

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Older RealTracks Set 1 Update (185 MB)

This patch is only applicable if you got RealTracks Set 1 prior to May 2008, and haven't purchased any Band-in-a-Box packages since. You don't need this patch if you purchased any Band-in-a-Box 2008 or 2009 package or update after May 16 2008.

You can find out if you need this patch by locating the file realpedj.ST2 in your Band-in-a-Box folder. If this file is dated May 2008 or later, then you most likely don't need to install this patch.

Summary of Changes for May 16 2008

  • Improved: Better quality audio at the native tempo of the style.
  • Improved: Much better quality stretching to other tempos (faster and slower than the native tempo).
  • Improved: RealTracks folders will be renamed to descriptive names (Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085; Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085; Sax, Tenor, Jazz Sw 140).
  • Improved: Compatible with the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2008.5.

Summary of Changes for December 12 2007

  • Fixed: Missing RSx004+1 error when generating RealSax solos.
  • Fixed: Possible clipping on some Sax solos.

Last updated May 16 2008

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