135. Is there a way to have the tempo of a song increase automatically each time it repeats, or to have the tempo increase every few bars?

If you right-click on bar 1 of your song (or any bar that will be repeated) and select 'Bar Settings', you can enter a value in the '% change in tempo' field. Then, every time Band-in-a-Box® plays that bar, the tempo will increase by that percentage. So, for example, if you have a 4 bar song that repeats 40 times, and you've got a 5% tempo increase at bar 1, then there will be a 5% tempo increase every 4 bars for 40 repeats. You can insert tempo changes at any bar you want by right-clicking on the bar and selecting Bar Settings, or by using the keyboard shortcut F5 at that bar.

Our program Metronome Pro has a feature that you might also find useful. In this program, you can have the tempo increase by a certain amount after a specified number of bars. The program can use MIDI files in place of the metronome click. To set this up:

  1. Save your song as a MIDI file to disk by pressing the .MID button. Save the file in the C:\Program Files\Metronome Pro\MIDI folder.
  2. In Metronome Pro, place a checkmark in the "Tempo Increases by..." setting, and the 'Use MIDI file' setting.
  3. In the 'Use MIDI File' pull-down menu, choose the 'Browse and Add' option and open the MIDI file that you saved from Band-in-a-Box®.
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Alyssa - PG Music