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#497494 - 10/24/18 12:08 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Automatic Music Features in Band-in-a-Box®!
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Encourage your creativity with the help of the Automatic Music Features included in your Band-in-a-Box® purchase!

The Melodist
Compose a brand-new song quickly with the help of this feature! There are many different options within this feature to help – you can choose the style/feel, select whether you want the chords, intro, or any style changes, etc. to your song, and SO MUCH MORE! Press the [Melodist] button to see all the choices offered within this feature.

Automatic Intros
Although this feature is part of The Melodist, it’s also possible to have Band-in-a-Box® generate an intro for ANY of your songs! Just press the [Song Form] button within the program, and you can choose your Intro Length, Chord Types, select the option for pedal bass (if wanted), and more!

Automatic Song Title Generation
This is one of my favorite features!
Writers block – we’ve all been there! Fortunately, Band-in-a-Box® can come up with a song title for you. Head to Edit | Chords | Auto-Generate Song Title – see for yourself! This feature can be personalized for your vocabulary too - just open the titl1.txt file within Applications | Band-in-a-Box | Data, follow the steps, and add away!

The Soloist
Automatic Solo Generation with Band-in-a-Box®! There are two ways to select and add a solo to your song. The “Best Soloist" feature presents a pre-selected list of soloists to choose from, and the “Select Soloist" dialog lets you choose from the full list of soloists available.

The Guitarist
Make and learn professional quality guitar chord solos using Band-in-a-Box®!
Use this feature, and the program will intelligently arrange the melody into a guitar chord solo by inserting real guitar voicings throughout the piece. Select from among many Guitarists to create your arrangement. And you can define your own Guitarists, choosing parameters such as strum speed, types of voicings (Pop/Jazz), embellishments, and many more!

Melody Embellisher
Use this feature, and Band-in-a-Box® will automatically change the timing to add syncopation, change durations to achieve staccato or legato playing, add grace notes, slurs, extra notes, vibrato, and other effects to the melody track – just like a real musician would… the result: a livelier and more realistic melody - and it's different every time!

Detailed information included in Chapter 9: Automatic Music Features within the online manual.
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#497749 - 10/25/18 06:48 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Automatic Music Features in Band-in-a-Box®! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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This is a great section to promote!

I've created whole songs from scratch with the Melodist, often further enhanced with the Chords Substitution (which for some reason you do not mention here) and passed them off to places like your Showcase forum without anyone being any wiser wink
Ok, so maybe this may sound like a bit of 'cheat' to some purists, but to me it shows just how clever those tools can be if they can fool the listener like that.

Couple this with the Melody Embellishment, and that software-generated melody really can be made to spring to life and "sell it" even more.

As for that Song Title feature, I'm reminded of a piece in my songs collection where it suggested "Buried in Botswana"(!!), and I mean how brilliant is that?! You'd just swear that had to have come from a human - it's even got alliteration and whatnot! grin
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#497877 - 10/26/18 12:28 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Automatic Music Features in Band-in-a-Box®! [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
I've created whole songs from scratch with the Melodist, often further enhanced with the Chords Substitution (which for some reason you do not mention here) ...


For another time... wink

Different Chapter - the Chord Substitutions Wizard is explained in Chapter 12: Tools, Wizards, Tutors, and Fun

Having the online manual and PDF also easily available from our support page has been a HUGE help for me, so I'm hoping other people are enjoying it too!
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#498472 - 10/30/18 05:36 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Automatic Music Features in Band-in-a-Box®! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
Having the online manual and PDF also easily available from our support page has been a HUGE help for me, so I'm hoping other people are enjoying it too!
I'm sure it is... but, as I think I brought up in a related thread, this would be even more useful once they link it to some command/button within the application itself.
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