Band-in-a-Box 2018

Band-in-a-Box® with RealBand 2018 for Windows is here!

There are over 50 exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018! We are introducing "Video RealTracks," which work like RealTracks but also include videos of the musician's performance. We've added a new audio driver system (Windows Audio Session) that has ultra-low latency. The Audio Chord Wizard has been redesigned and is now built into Band-in-a-Box®. Audio Harmonies feature has been enhanced with Audio Transcription, which converts a monophonic audio track to MIDI (notation), Fix Tuning to fix an out-of-tune audio recording, and more. You can save the Notation Window to a video in sync with the audio track playback. We've added notation support for time signatures like 12/8, 6/8, 9/8. The Toolbar has been enhanced with skins and more customization. You can open or save ABC notation files, which are very common song files on the internet with chords and melody. Songs can now be saved as MP3 files in high resolution. The Audio Edit Window is redesigned with new GUI and features... and many more!

We've added 202 new RealTracks, double the 101 that we've often released in the past! We've also made a new Xtra Styles PAK 4 with 160 new Xtra Styles. We also have over 120 new RealStyles for our new RealTracks including Americana, Klezmer, Top-40, Jazz Strings Pads, Vocals (oohs and aahs), New Crooner "Shout" BigBand styles, and more! There is a 49-PAK with 40 additional new RealTracks on top of the 202 above, so in total an amazing 242 new RealTracks are available!

202 new RealTracks with great new Pop, Rock, World, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Country, Americana, and Celtic styles.

  • 74 Country, Americana, and Celtic RealTracks
    This collection features an array of newly requested styles and additions to classic sets, as well as a Band-in-a-Box "first" Background Vocals (10 RealTracks)! Our new Vocal Oohs & Aahs set features a 3-part vocal arrangement with 2 male voices and 1 female voice, each doubled for a total of a 6-voice ensemble. Americana has been one of the biggest user requests, and we've added twenty Americana grooves, with acoustic bass, amazing electric guitar from Brent Mason and Colin Linden, vintage electric piano, and sweet fiddle. There are also Country Singer-Songwriter RealTracks, with more acoustic guitars by Brent Mason and Colin Linden. We also have new 12-key Country guitars, pedal steel, bass, and piano. There are six new harmonica styles from "Jelly-Roll" Johnson, which sound fantastic over classic country grooves. And we have new "Canadiana" RealTracks complete with old time guitar, banjo, and footstomps. Eleven new Celtic Piano & Harp styles, featuring Scottish pianist Dave Milligan, will fit perfectly with Celtic ensembles from previous years.
  • 68 Pop, Rock, and World RealTracks
    These new RealTracks feature amazing new Pop, Rock, Klezmer and European styles! Five new Pop & Rock guitars from Brent Mason and Joe Robinson range from funky to folky with both acoustic rhythm and electric soloist styles. The extremely popular Band-in-a-Box Pop Songwriter toolkit now has eleven new acoustic songwriter guitar styles from Brent Mason, Colin Linden, Quinn Bachand, and Fintan O'Brien. Seven new soulful Southern Pop Drums styles from top session drummer Land Richards have been added. Accent these new drums with eight new Pop Percussion Singles, including congas, cowbell, tambourine, shaker, woodblocks, and afuche-cabasa. The Fretless Bass, Pop Keys & Punk Drums set boasts a versatile line of fretless electric bass, acoustic piano, organ, and hard-edged drum styles. Eight Modern Dancehall RealTracks are a Modern-Pop must-have, featuring percussive synth basses, pads, and electronic drums. A set of spirited Klezmer styles feature world-champion accordionist Cory Pesaturo accompanied by Neil Swainson on acoustic bass and Quinn Bachand on guitar, with matching RealDrums by Terry Clarke. Cory also features alongside Neil and Quinn with fourteen new French, Italian, and Swedish World Styles.
  • 60 Jazz, Blues, and Latin RealTracks
    We've added to our extremely popular "Crooner" Big Band styles with exciting new "Shout" Soloist RealTracks. A "Shout" Soloist is a big Band arrangement where all of the instruments are playing harmonized solos! These tracks feature an 11-part arrangement of trumpets, saxophones, and flute that can be used as an ensemble or selected as groups of individual soloists. We also have other great new jazz styles in the "Jazz Potpourri" set, including new 12-key Bossa and Waltz Guitar, Jazz Ballad Strings, Soul Jazz Piano from Mike Rojas (CMA Musician of the Year), as well as a variety of Jazz Percussion Singles such as bongos, congas, and triangle. The new Modern Jazz set includes four Neil Swainson acoustic modern jazz basses and six corresponding modern jazz drum styles from the legendary Terry Clarke. New additions to our Smooth Jazz & Fusion catalogue include acoustic basses, Latin & Slow 16ths electric piano from Jeff Lorber, brushes drums, and lush mark tree fills. Building upon the traditional Latin RealTracks from last year, we have seven new Mariachi styles! The set features a 6/8 style and a waltz, with the authentic instrumentation of Guitar, Vihuela, Guitarron (7). Three new Rootsy Blues guitars and pianos are included from Brent Mason, Colin Linden, and Mike Rojas. Seven Smokin' Fast Jazz Basses allow for smooth, fluent bass tempos up to 350 bpm!
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