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Our "Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content!" video is now ready! Get to know all about the newest features in Band-in-a-Box® 2019:
Interested in a specific feature? Here's a breakdown of the video:
Brief Intro to New Features 0:01 - Introduction 2:06 - New Feature: 64-bit 2:21 - New Feature: 64-bit VST DAW Plugin 2:44 - New Feature: 64-bit GM MIDI synth VSTSynthFont64 2:55 - New Feature: Redesigned SongPicker 3:06 - New Feature: Advanced Filters 3:17 - New Feature: Medley 3:26 - New Feature: RealDrums Transcriptions etc. 3:34 - New Feature: 300 more Song Titles 3:39 - New Feature: Melodist uses RealStyles 3:44 - New Feature: Enhanced Audio Harmonies
5:25 - 202 New RealTracks in Version 2019: 5:35 - Jazz, Blues, Funk & Percussion 5:50 - Brazilian Bossa & Samba 6:10 - More Latin American 6:37 - Modern Funk 7:01 - Fiery Harmonica 7:23 - Blues Rhythm & Soloist Guitars 7:45 - Funky Acoustic Guitar 7:59 - Djembe 8:11 - Tango 8:27 - Modern Jazz Waltz Drums 8:38 - Growly Blues Horns 8:54 - Pop, Rock & World 9:13 - Cinematic Electric Guitar 9:38 - 12-String & 6-String Campfire Acoustic Folk 9:52 - Pop-Rock Pedal Steel 10:06 - Singer/Songwriter Guitar & Piano 10:27 - Klezmer & European 10:44 - Chicken Pickin' 11:07 - Americana 11:26 - Celtic Cello 11:45 - Celtic 12-String & Nylon Guitar (DADGAD tuning) 12:09 - Background Gospel Low Vocal Mmms
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 New Features: 12:39 - New Features: 64-bit Version 13:26 - New Features: VST DAW Plugin 21:58 - New Features: SongPicker Enhancements 24:03 - New Add-ons: New Instrumental Studies 25:14 - New Features: Searching by Song Fragment 25:45 - New Features: Easy Entering of Notation with the 'N' Key 26:38 - New Features: Filtering Songs 29:03 - New Features: Sub Folders Filters 29:47 - New Features: More Filters (Time Signatures. Genres, Key, Tempo etc.) 30:12 - New Features: Folder Access 30:38 - New Features: Open Special Area 31:08 - New Features: New Advanced Filter Button (RealTracks, RealDrums, and MIDI SuperTracks) 33:40 - New Features: RealDrums Transcriptions 34:48 - New Add-ons: "Look Ma - ALL MIDI!" Sets 1 & 2 35:18 - New Features: New Track Type - Drum Notation 36:38 - New Features: Start Playback Anywhere in the Bar
Notation Improvements: 36:48 - Change Beat Resolution From the Right-Click Menu 37:15 - Easier Entry of Notes on Lines 37:42 - Asterisk to Indicate Middle C on & Spin Controls 37:53 - Force Accidental from the Right-Click Menu 38:01 - Edit Any Track in the Event List 38:09 - Keystroke Note Entry Mode 'N' for Faster Note Entry 38:28 - Print Chords Only Fake Sheet 38:32 - More Control of Notation Size
StyleMaker Enhancements: 38:47 - MIDI Velocity Offset in Styles 39:20 - Save Information with Styles
40:17 - New Features: Styles Made with the Medley Feature 40:49 - New Features: Ability for Different Decibel Offsets On Medleys
New Features: Song Title Enhancements: 41:10 - Now Over 10,600 Titles in SongPicker 41:33 - New Chord Density & Chord Changes Filters
42:10 - New Features: Melodist Now Uses RealStyles 42:56 - New Add-ons: "Low Man" & Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks 43:20 - New Features: New Hot Keys 44:27 - New Add-ons: Artist Performance Set 9: Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly 45:02 - New Feature: Audio Harmonies Enhancements
Edited by Callie - PG Music (12/10/1812:36 PM)
Callie Marketing Representative PG Music Inc.
Did you wait too long to purchase flowers, a card, or book a restaurant for Valentine's Day? Or, maybe material gifts just aren't your thing?
Why not whip together a song in Band-in-a-Box? It's as easy as typing in some chords, choosing a style, and pressing play!
Or, take it a step further with the help of the Audio Chord Wizard and our StylePicker Song Titles Browser feature!
-Use the Audio Chord Wizard to analyze their favorite song and provide you with the chord progression
-Take that chord progression and start a new project in Band-in-a-Box (choose "Erase the Audio WAV file in BB" | Enable style)
-Head to the StylePicker window, search for a style for that song using the "Song Titles Browser" Feature (top right)
-Choose from the list provided
But, what if you're unable to round up your crew? That's where Band-in-a-Box® comes in!
There are more than 1,100 Guitar RealTracks available in Sets 1-352 by over 50 RealTracks Artists! Jam along with any of them when you create your own song using Guitar RealTracks, or play one of the demo songs for any Guitar you choose in the RealTracks picker dialog - simply choose your Guitar and click on the [Song Demo...] button within that window.
OR take it even farther when you head to the Soloist within Band-in-a-Box® and choose "Trade" when generating a Guitar Soloist track - choose between 2, 4, or 8 bars!
Pressing the [Bar] button or f5 while in the Chords Window of RealBand brings up the Settings for Bar for that song.
What can you do in Bar Settings?
-RealTracks Changes (opens a new window)
-Access the UserTracks Development Settings
-assign bars to repeat
-Reset - All Bars or Current Bar
Right-click on any bar within Band-in-a-Box®, and you'll gain access to the Bar Settings for your song! (also accessed by choosing "Settings for Current Bar" within the Edit menu of the program, or clicking f5)
What can you do within this window?
-Edit the number of beats per bar
-Key Signature changes
-volume changes for each track (Bass, Piano, Drums, etc)
-MIDI Patch Changes
-Harmony Changes (choose which bar & beat!)
-access to UserTracks Development
-Clear the Style
-Access to RealDrums features (including Clearing the RealDrums)
-change the RealTracks at selected bar
-Reset ALL the bars or the selected bar
-Access Print Summary of Bar Settings
#TBT - The Release of RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box® 2008!
With Band-in-a-Box® 2007, we added RealDrums, which program users were THRILLED to see!
So, with Band-in-a-Box® 2008 we added RealTracks! Initially, 3 were released:
1. Real Pedal Steel
2. Real Acoustic Guitar
3. Tenor Sax soloing (RealSax)
Do you remember these? We do! We got a chance to "show them off" at Musikmesse that year, and the response was overwhelming - EVERYONE loves RealTracks! Adding real instruments played by top studio musicians adds an exciting human element to all your Band-in-a-Box songs!
Other new features added when we released Band-in-a-Box® 2008 included:
-Key signature changes at any bar
-"Fixed Do" Chord Entry and Display
To reminisce on all the features released with older versions of Band-in-a-Box®, head to Help | Contents | Features within the program. There are separate lists going all the way back to Band-in-a-Box® Version 7!
New with Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows - Artist Browser
Did you know that there are over 160 Artists in our RealTracks & RealDrums library? Learn more about them when you're in the program by clicking aywhere in the "artist bio" within the RealTracks/RealDrums Picker or the [Artist Bio] button in other RealTracks/RealDrums selection dialogs - a Window will open the new Artist Browser dialog.
The Artist Browser dialog:
-Lists all artists and the instruments they play.
-Shows the total number of artists.
-Provides the biography of the artist for you to read
-Offers a text filter if available.
-Has a [More Info] button that launches the PG Music web page for that Artist.
-Also has a [OK - Show Artist RealTracks] button that will go back to the RealTracks/RealDrums selection dialog and list all the RealTracks/RealDrums that the selected artist plays.
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