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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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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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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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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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Henry Clarke: Revolutionize Your Band-in-Box® Tracks with Regenerating Function

One of the new features added with Band-in-Box® 2024 is the Tracks Window, which will look familiar if you've worked with other DAWs.

Henry Clarke explains why he loves the Re-generation function within the Tracks Window in their video Revolutionize Your Band-in-Box® Tracks with Regenerating Function.

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User Video: Next-Level AI Music Editing with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box®

The Bob Doyle Media YouTube channel is known for demonstrating how you can creatively incorporate AI into your projects - from your song projects to avatar building to face swapping, and more!

His latest video, Next-Level AI Music Editing with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box, he explains in detail how you can use the Melodist feature in Band-in-a-Box with ACE Studio. Follow along as he goes from "nothing" to "something" with his Band-in-a-Box MIDI Melodist track, using ACE Studio to turn it into a vocal track (or tracks, you'll see) by adding lyrics for those notes that will trigger some amazing AI vocals!

Watch: Next-Level AI Music Editing with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box


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Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Today!

Add updated printing options, enhanced tracks settings, smoother use of MGU and SGU (BB files) within PowerTracks, and more with the latest PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 update!

Learn more about this free update for PowerTracks Pro Audio & download it at www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_pt.htm#2024_5

The Newest RealBand 2024 Update is Here!

The newest RealBand 2024 Build 5 update is now available!

Download and install this to your RealBand 2024 for updated print options, streamlined loading and saving of .SGU & MGU (BB) files, and to add a number of program adjustments that address user-reported bugs and concerns.

This free update is available to all RealBand 2024 users. To learn more about this update and download it, head to www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#20245

The Band-in-a-Box® Flash Drive Backup Option

Today (April 5) is National Flash Drive Day!

Did you know... not only can you download your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase - you can also choose to add a flash drive backup copy with the installation files for only $15? It even comes with a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

For the larger Band-in-a-Box® packages (UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition), the hard drive backup copy is available for only $25. This will include a preinstalled and ready to use program, along with your installation files.

Backup copies are offered during the checkout process on our website.

Already purchased your e-delivery version, and now you wish you had a backup copy? It's not too late! If your purchase was for the current version of Band-in-a-Box®, you can still reach out to our team directly to place your backup copy order!

Note: the Band-in-a-Box® keychain is only included with flash drive backup copies, and cannot be purchased separately.

Handy flash drive tip: Always try plugging in a USB device the wrong way first? If your flash drive (or other USB plug) doesn't have a symbol to indicate which way is up, look for the side with a seam on the metal connector (it only has a line across one side) - that's the side that either faces down or to the left, depending on your port placement.

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