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#524830 - 02/16/19 02:32 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] What is the Pro Version of Band In a Box
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I want to know what the pro version of Band in a Box is. Is it the basic version of Band in a Box or is there something more to it?
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#524838 - 02/16/19 03:18 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: What is the Pro Version of Band In a Box [Re: Islansoul]
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Hi, if you are watching now go to the PG Sales cat box. They’ll steer you right. But yes the Pro is the most basic version. It lets you do a lot but mostly midi based. If you want RealTracks, that is stuff recorded by real musicians you need to go up to the UltraPAK at least. I started with the Pro and within a year upgraded to the UltraPAK.

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#525030 - 02/17/19 03:18 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: What is the Pro Version of Band In a Box [Re: Islansoul]
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Islansoul,

I'm sure you know the Mac and Windows packages differ from each other. But, for each operating system the ProPAK includes the least amount of content and for that reason is the basic package.

The ProPAK includes the newest edition of Band-in-a-Box and all available loops.

The 2019 Windows version also includes a 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box as well as 32 and 64 bit VST plugins and a standalone version of the plugin.

The plugins can be thought of as Band-in-a-Box light as the plugins do not include all the functionality of the program. But they can be used to create tracks and multi-riffs while staying inside your DAW of choice. No one but PG Music knows for sure but I believe PG Music plans for plugins to be included in the next Mac release.

The Windows edition includes RealBand but RealBand is currently not available for Macs. RealBand has multi-riff capability. Multi-riffs are bars of RealTracks versus the full song length track renderings normally available from Band-in-a-Box. RealBand will render up to seven distinct multi-riffs for each highlighted track selection. A user can select one or more multi-riffs they like to cut and paste within a song project as desired. Multi-riffs greatly enhances audio choices so it is a popular feature. Assuming DAW plugins are available in the next Mac release, the multi-riff capability of the DAW plugins should minimize the need for a Mac version of RealBand.

Of course, it is a foregone conclusion that 64 bit Band-in-a-Box plugins will be available for Mac in the next release. After all Apple is pushing real hard for everything to convert to 64 bits.

What else is included in the Mac ProPAK?


  • 54 of a little more than 175 available MidiSuperTracks
  • 22 of 145 available Artist Performances
  • About 750 of more than 2,300 available MIDI styles
  • About 150 of 300 available MIDI soloists
  • About 100 of 200 available melodists
  • 340 of more than 2,700 available hours of RealTracks audio recordings


The last list item is the one that gets most people. The 300 RealTracks you receive are lifted from RealTracks sets and combined into about 100 Real Combo Bands. That breaks down to receiving about 13% of the available RealTracks programming.

You receive more content with the MegaPAK but not everything.

  • 74 of a little more than 175 available MidiSuperTracks
  • 63 of 145 available Artist Performances
  • All 2,300 available MIDI styles
  • All 300 available MIDI soloists
  • All 200 available melodists
  • 550 of more than 2,700 available hours of RealTracks audio recordings


I hope you find this informative and helpful.
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#526260 - 02/25/19 07:34 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: What is the Pro Version of Band In a Box [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Jim Fogle
Islansoul,

I'm sure you know the Mac and Windows packages differ from each other. But, for each operating system the ProPAK includes the least amount of content and for that reason is the basic package.

The ProPAK includes the newest edition of Band-in-a-Box and all available loops.

The 2019 Windows version also includes a 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box as well as 32 and 64 bit VST plugins and a standalone version of the plugin.

The plugins can be thought of as Band-in-a-Box light as the plugins do not include all the functionality of the program. But they can be used to create tracks and multi-riffs while staying inside your DAW of choice. No one but PG Music knows for sure but I believe PG Music plans for plugins to be included in the next Mac release.

The Windows edition includes RealBand but RealBand is currently not available for Macs. RealBand has multi-riff capability. Multi-riffs are bars of RealTracks versus the full song length track renderings normally available from Band-in-a-Box. RealBand will render up to seven distinct multi-riffs for each highlighted track selection. A user can select one or more multi-riffs they like to cut and paste within a song project as desired. Multi-riffs greatly enhances audio choices so it is a popular feature. Assuming DAW plugins are available in the next Mac release, the multi-riff capability of the DAW plugins should minimize the need for a Mac version of RealBand.

Of course, it is a foregone conclusion that 64 bit Band-in-a-Box plugins will be available for Mac in the next release. After all Apple is pushing real hard for everything to convert to 64 bits.

What else is included in the Mac ProPAK?


  • 54 of a little more than 175 available MidiSuperTracks
  • 22 of 145 available Artist Performances
  • About 750 of more than 2,300 available MIDI styles
  • About 150 of 300 available MIDI soloists
  • About 100 of 200 available melodists
  • 340 of more than 2,700 available hours of RealTracks audio recordings


The last list item is the one that gets most people. The 300 RealTracks you receive are lifted from RealTracks sets and combined into about 100 Real Combo Bands. That breaks down to receiving about 13% of the available RealTracks programming.

You receive more content with the MegaPAK but not everything.

  • 74 of a little more than 175 available MidiSuperTracks
  • 63 of 145 available Artist Performances
  • All 2,300 available MIDI styles
  • All 300 available MIDI soloists
  • All 200 available melodists
  • 550 of more than 2,700 available hours of RealTracks audio recordings


I hope you find this informative and helpful.


Thank you. The multi riff feature in Real Band is another reason to have Real Band created for Mac.
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#526271 - 02/25/19 08:02 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: What is the Pro Version of Band In a Box [Re: Islansoul]
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I wholeheartedly agree. The RealBand multi-riff feature is awesome and most likely is the most used program feature.

Assuming the content remains the same for 2019 Mac as it is for 2019 Windows (which is a huge assumption I know) Mac users may obtain the multi-riff feature without having to use RealBand.

The VST plugin has a multi-riff feature. Perhaps the 2019 Mac will have VSTs or Audio Units (AU) for Mac.
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PG Music News
Learn More About the Redesigned Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker!

Wow - how much do you LOVE the redesigned SongPicker in Band-in-a-Box® 2019?!

The SongPicker within Band-in-a-Box® accesses the folder of your choosing for easy opening of all your favorite songs, or song files purchased from a third party or shared by a friend, member of your band, etc.

Now, with this redesigned feature, you can view the chord progression for your selected song without having to open it in Band-in-a-Box® and can copy the information from this window right into a TXT file!

The new progress bar is a great visual aid when you're updating the folder - for instance, if you load the ENTIRE Band-in-a-Box® folder, that's over 15,000 songs - and it's nice to see the progress/confirmation on screen. Not that you'll be waiting long - since the SongPicker now builds lists faster!

Plus, there's so many filters added - searching for the song you want has never been easier!

Click here for a detailed write up on this redesigned feature, or watch the Video - SongPicker Overview.

TBT - Band-in-a-Box® 2015 Sound Bytes Review!

Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for Windows was released on December 2014, and added GUI enhancements, support for 64-bit VST Plugins using jBridge, the ability to Load & Play videos PLUS save your song as a video... and more!

Check out the candid Sound Bytes review of Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows here.

Band In a Box grew up and became very mature software, offering a whole new world of possibilities – and we all just missed the progress, thinking that it is still the old toy that we used to know.
-A. Arsov

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Chord Options

Learn more about the Chord Options within Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Watch the video.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 625 Now Available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Build 625 Now Available

An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2019!

Learn more about this update & download it here.

This is a cumulative update patch, which works from any 2019 build. VST DAW Plugin update to 1.13.5 is included in this patch.

Summary of changes for build 625 (March 19, 2019):

This is a cumulative update patch, which works from any 2019 build. VST DAW Plugin update to 1.13.5 (Mar 7) is included in this patch.

Improved: Faster program bootup.
Improved: The SongPicker has sorting added. Each column can be sorted in forward or reverse order by clicking on the column.
Improved: New buttons [Search] and [Search Again] in the SongPicker allow you to search for certain text.
Improved: In the SongPicker, pressing the first letter jumps to that song (using the sorted column). If you type more than one character (within 2 seconds), such as typing ba it will jump to songs beginning with "ba".
Improved: SongPicker Options window has "play when chosen" added.
Improved: SongPicker Options window has option to disable sorting (if you have a slow machine and more than 40,000 songs in a list, you might want to disable sorting).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might prompt user to re-activate their license. Users who are still getting a message such as "program can only used on one computer" at bootup, can repair their license with this small .exe.
Fixed: Noise and frozen playback problems when using SampleTank 3 on some computers.
Fixed: The Big Lyrics window would automatically open when opening a song that contained only section text events.
Fixed: RealDrums picker might crash if no RealDrums are selected.
Fixed: The letter R cannot be used in note based lyrics.
Fixed: Audio base tempo would not be applied until song was reopened or Audio Edit window open prior to playback.
Fixed: The SongPicker displayed a dark grey background after rebuilding.
Fixed: Various minor typos in StylePicker and Titles database as reported.
Improved: LD harmonica RealTracks will now work better over major chord progressions.
Fixed: Look Ma More MIDI .SGU demos were not loading from StylePicker.
Improved: Strings, Rhythm PopCountry Sw 120: gaps are filled more appropriately.
Fixed: RockEven16 Drums sometimes played an ending bar in the middle of the song in the B section.
Fixed: Various RealDrums transcriptions had issues with bars displaying incorrectly.
Added: RealDrums transcriptions
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Background ModernFunkSingleNotesBob Ev16 11 transcription partially incorrect.
Fixed: _SONGBRD demo was at an incorrect tempo.
Added: RealTracks Transcriptions
Fixed: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FastPowerRockQuinn Ev 160 - some chords incorrectly played.
Fixed: Synth, BellPad, Rhythm 80sPopMelodic Ev 120 was not playing back properly.
Fixed: Bass, Electric, PeruFestejo68 Sw 120 now plays m7b5 chords more accurately.
Fixed: Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPicked8ths Ev 165 and Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedA-B Ev 165 were playing a few incorrect chords.
Improved: Several acoustic strumming guitar audition demos.
Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernPopHardHighMurray Ev16 075 was playing incorrect chords in certain instances.
Fixed: Charango, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 and Electric, AndesHuaynoA-B Ev16 085 were not playing all chords
Fixed: A few RealStyles (e.g. _longing.sty) previously had parts on the melody track, and would therefore delete any existing melodies.
Fixed: _Arabian demo incompatible with localized BB versions.

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Chord Sheet Display Options

Learn more about the Chord Sheet Display Options within Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Click here to watch the video.

You can also read all about Chord Sheet Display Options within our Online Manual.

Add Cellist Natalie Haas to Your Band with RealTracks Set 325!

New with Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows - RealTracks Set 325: Celtic Cello with Natalie Haas!

Watch the video demo of these RealTracks here.

RealTracks Set 325: Celtic Cello with Natalie Haas is available for $29 here, and is also included in the Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition, or PlusPAK Upgrade. You can also purchase this RealTracks Set bundled with all the Band-in-a-Box® 2019 released Country RealTracks (Sets 320-328) in the RealPAK: Country 15 for $79.

Learn more about Natalie Haas here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Review!

Visit www.gearslutz.com and you'll find a recent (and thorough!) review of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

Band-in-a-Box has evolved into an expansive musical tool-set, able to aid both novice and experienced musicians to produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical "talent". It's easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. An amazing program.
-Sound-Guy

www.gearslutz.com/board/reviews/1248525-pg-music-band-box.html

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