Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Today!

Posted by: Callie - PG Music

Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Today! - 07/23/20 10:57 AM

The newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Mac update, build 415, corrects bar based lyrics placement in the leadsheet window, allows for smoother notation scroll-ahead, applies DAW Plugin improvements, and more!

This free patch also includes the recently released build 414, which addresses Chord Sheet videos syncing issues, the "Kill Audio" track is now recovered if the song changes are not saved, StylePicker demo improvements, and more!

The DAW Plugin has been updated too! We’ve added "insert" and "delete" options into the chord sheet context menu and addressed 20+ reported 'bugs'! Learn more & update today!

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Summary of changes for build 415 (July 22):


  • Fixed: Rendering to M4A for iPhone would include an extra space in the file name.
  • Fixed: Possible crash when importing chords from MIDI file if using macOS 10.5 Catalina.
  • Fixed: Possible crash when playing song with time signature changes.
  • Fixed: Audio harmonized voices transcribed to Soloist track should be on channels 1-4 instead of channel 2.
  • Fixed: Bar Based Lyrics and Section Text might appear upside down in the Lead Sheet window.
  • Fixed: Printout of Style, Tempo, and Composer not working correctly.
  • Fixed: Notation scroll ahead was not working correctly.
  • Fixed: Problems with slurs in XML files.
  • Fixed (DAW Plugin / BBM4): Audio harmonized voices transcribed to separate tracks was not working.
  • Fixed (DAW Plugin / BBM4): Rebuild always required when using custom locations for RealTracks or RealDrums.


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Summary of changes for build 414 (July 20):


  • Attempting to select a different font for Bar Based Lyrics in the Notation window options did not do anything.
  • Chord Sheet videos were not in sync with "Include 2 bar lead-in" audio render setting.
  • Chord Sheet videos were not in sync with "Delay at start (seconds)" audio render setting.
  • Attempting to step-advance with the Guitar or Big Piano windows would not work for the the Piano track, displaying flash message "Piano track is empty, cannot step advance".
  • The Audio track should be recovered if choosing not to save song after choosing Kill Audio.
  • Edit > Redo Kill Audio did not work.
  • Band-in-a-Box might crash when demoing styles with user chords in StylePicker.
  • DAW Plugin: MIDI audio was sometimes being mixed into rendered RealTracks.


DAW Plugin Update to 2.10.9 (July 20)

  • "Insert" and "Delete" options in chord sheet context menu (right-click)
  • Tempo/time sig was sometimes appearing on first bar.
  • DAW playback bar highlighting was not accurate for tempo with decimal
  • Bars in chord sheet were not highlighting on shift-click
  • Chord sheet right-click was resetting highlighted bars
  • Changed shortcut for deleting bars from "REMOVE" to "DELETE"
  • Inserting/Deleting bars not working correctly in chord sheet
  • Undo/Redo not working in chord sheet
  • Text in track table not resizing automatically
  • Minor resizing inconsistencies for chord sheet
  • Pushes not working if note is lower case (ie: ^a, ^^d, etc.)
  • Tags should disappear for 1 chorus and reappear for multiple choruses and not be set when not active
  • Playback progress bar is not accurate if tags exist
  • Zoom in chord sheet should preserve viewed area
  • Plugin should check if rendered files exist and reset "generate status" upon change
  • "Generate Needed" should flash anytime tracks are not generated/up to date
  • Generating master track after other tracks does not individual tracks
  • Crash after entering tempo with decimal (only allow integer or round to int)
  • Placement of chord sheet visuals should not overlap and fit in the space given
  • Plugin showing irrelevant messages when bb app cannot be found
  • Changing total choruses during playback did not trigger "Generate Needed"
  • "Selected Host" in Preferences said "Unknown" if DAW not in list