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#596169 - 05/07/20 10:11 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Gets a Boost!
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Did you notice our latest announcement for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 720?

In Band-in-a-Box®, this new free patch updates many of the 2020 features to support localized versions, has added easy access to the StyleMaker, improved the Features Browser, and more!

Our DAW Plugin patch 2.6.8 has been released too! Download now to access additional localized support and all the other great improvements added to the Plugin!

We didn't stop there - build 720 also includes RealTracks updates for auditioning demos, improved transcriptions, notation & tablature, and more. To see a full list of all the updates within build 720, click here.

Click here to download the Band-in-a-Box® Version 2020 Build 720 Update.


Summary of changes for build 720

  • Fixed: It was not possible to enter the ^ character into the chordsheet if using a French keyboard layout.
  • Fixed: "Can't play this demo because another one is still in the process of initializing." error message when demoing styles.
  • Fixed: [#] genre filter menus did not work in localized versions.
  • Fixed: The StyleMaker button was missing.
  • Fixed: Drum transcription MIDI files fixed.
  • Fixed: Feature Browser could crash in some cases.
  • Fixed: Features in the DAWPlugin would not work if Band-in-a-Box was running.
  • Improved: Various improvements for localized versions.
  • Fixed: Saving preferences file fails with error "The file name is not valid."
  • Fixed: Some File Open dialogs did not filter for the required file extension.
  • Fixed: The notation window setting "Display Font Size %" is reset when opening or resizing the window.

DAW Plugin 2.6.8

  • Fixed: Normalize, Acidize, Flat, Dry Center options.
  • Fixed: Bar Changes dialog (stylechange, key sig changes).
  • Fixed: Drum transcription MIDI files fixed.
  • Added: Plugin creates language.ini file if none exists
  • Fixed: Chord sheet zoom does not dirty bit in DAW
  • Fixed: Plugin localization issues
  • Fixed: Clicking Generate on an empty page shows Completion message after 9 clicks
  • Fixed: Generate button does not work if there is no track in the first row of the current page
  • Fixed: Selected tracks reset when closing the plugin
  • Fixed: Current page in track table resets when closing the plugin
  • Fixed: Dragging the playback position in the plugin while tracks are muted produces noise

Other RealTracks Improvements
  • Fixed: Silent chords on Bass, Acoustic, OldTimeHappyDance Ev16 125
  • Fixed: RealTracks audition demos for RT3447, 3419, 3479, and 3498 were silent.
  • Improved: Better transcriptions, with bends, slides, etc. added to:
    Instrumental Studies 12 - Rhythm Changes Jazz Guitar Soloing
    Instrumental Studies 13 - Jazz Blues Guitar Soloing
  • Improved: Transcriptions, simple tags available and riff selection improved
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalCinematicLowTuneSteadyDarin Ev16 110
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalCinematicLowTuneChopDarin Ev16 110
    Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaMountain16thsAB Ev16 070
    Bass, Electric, SkaPunkPopAB Ev 180
    Bass, Electric, SkaClassicAB Ev16 100
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SkaSlow Ev16 100
    Guitar, Electric, Soloist RhythmChangesOlly Sw 140
    Bass, Acoustic, JazzBluesNeilAB Sw 140
    Flute, Background BossaLounge 140 (1TrackHornSection)
    Horn Section, Background BossaLounge2-partOctaves Ev 140
    Horn Section, Background BossaLounge3-part Ev 140
    Sax, Alto BossaLounge 140 (1TrackHornSection)
    Trumpet, Muted, Background BossaLounge 140 (1TrackHornSection)
    Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm GospelCool Sw16 075
    Vocals, BackgroundSoloist GospelCoolSoulful Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCool3-part Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCool2-part Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolHighDbl Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolHigh1 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolHigh2 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolMedDbl Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolMed1 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolMed2 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolLowDbl Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolLow1 Sw16 075
    Vocals, Background GospelCoolLow2 Sw16 075
    Vocals, BackgroundSoloist GospelCoolSoulful Sw16 075
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RhythmChangesCompOlly Sw 140
    Sax, Alto, Soloist RhythmChangesPJ Sw 140
    Bass, Acoustic, FolkSlowSwing Sw 085
    Bass, Electric, AmericanaSyncSteveAB Ev16 085
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Americana16thsDelayBrent Ev16 075
    Guitar, Electric, Soloist AmericanaGritty16thsBrent Ev16 075
    Guitar, Electric, Soloist NashvilleRadioBalladDanny Ev16 075
    Bass, Acoustic, OldTimeHappyDance Ev16 125
    Bass, Electric, RockHeavy8thsDoug Ev 120
  • Improved: Transcriptions improved:
    Bass, Electric, RootsyFunkAlex Ev16 110
    Bass, Electric, NashvilleRadioBalladAB Ev16 075
    Bass, Electric, LoungeFunkAlex Ev16 080
  • Fixed: Bass, Fretless Electric Pop8thsRene Ev 085 was not playing sus chords.
  • Improved: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BritPsycPopBalladHighDelay Ev 065 has improved riff selection.
  • Improved: Transcriptions available and the riff selection has been improved
    Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm PeruValsCriollo Ev 140
    Quatro, Rhythm Joropo68Ramon Sw 060
    Vihuela, Rhythm MariachiRanchero Ev 120
    Bajo Sexto, Rhythm NortenoRamon Ev 120
  • Fixed: The tablature was not displaying properly on the correct channels for these MIDI SuperTracks:
    Bass, LoungeFunkAlex Ev16 080, Bass, SkaPunkPopAB Ev 180
    Bass, NashvilleRadioBallad Ev16 075
  • Improved: Notation is more accurate for:
    Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticPolkaFastReelQuinn Ev16 140
    Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
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#596421 - 05/08/20 05:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Gets a Boost! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Rob Helms Offline

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Cool deal. I have been testing it out and it works pretty good, and the plugin version is solid.
Lenovo Win 10 8 gig ram, BiaB 2020, Realband, Studio one 4.6 Pro, Melodyne editor, Gibson S-1, Carvin 980 Cobalt acoustic, Ovation legend 12 string, jazz bass clone, Fender Mustang III, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL, Akai MPK mini, TC Helicon voiceworks.


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PowerTracks Pro Audio 2020 Updated!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2020 has been updated with a small Free Update Patch that can be downloaded here.

Video: Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 Overview & Demos

Loops-with-Style PAK 2 is packed with 100 NEW Loops & 50 NEW Styles, including new gospel & folk categories!

Use these new Styles and Loops directly in your Band-in-a-Box® songs to access all their B substyle loops, or load these acidized loops directly into your DAW that supports acid info!

See how easy it is to load and use these Loops in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 and listen to the demos for these new Loops & Styles when you watch our latest video: Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 Overview & Demos.

Add Loops-with-Style PAK 2 today for just $19! Learn more and purchase here.

Haven't purchased Loops-with-Styles yet? Get the entire collection for only $29 when you bundle Loops-with-Style PAK 1 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for only $29! That's 100 Styles and 200 Loops for Band-in-a-Box® for just $29! Order now.

Mac user? Click here for Mac purchase links and details.

NEW Add-ons for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 - Xtra Styles PAK 9 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2!

We're delighted to be adding 200 GROUNDBREAKING RealStyles to the Band-in-a-Box® collection with Xtra Styles PAK 9!

Our new Rock-Pop additions include neo soul with vocals, classic ska with a horn section, a psychedelic sixties pop ballad, heavier action-scene cinematic metal, post-punk folk rock, six-substyle gospel pop MultiStyle with vocals, and more!

With the latest Jazz Xtra Styles, we've added everything from quarter-feel jazz blues to New Orleans Gospel to jazzy disco funk and gentle bossa folk pop, and more! We've also included a brand-new (huge!) ten-substyle "changes" jazz swing MultiStyle with three different soloist options!

The newest Country RealTracks are a real treat! We've fused folk and Americana instruments with the country sounds you know and love: ethereal and songwriter country ballads, a country rock march, country pop with layered cellos, a country soul groove, and much, much more! The included six-substyle summertime country pop MultiStyle will help you create your perfect summertime hit!

Plus, we've added to our Folk & Beyond collection with our Xtra Styles PAK 9 release! There are 50 fresh new styles, including a Cajun jaw harp boogie, cinematic folk with strings, a modern Celtic folk reel, a gentle three-guitar folk ballad, delta blues with shaker - the list goes on! Add Folk & Beyond 2 and you'll also receive a brand-new eight-part mountain folk MultiStyle!

There are 50 new RealStyles in each genre - get them ALL for only $29 until June 30th! Learn more, listen to demos and order here.

But wait... there's MORE!

We've also rolled out 50 NEW Styles and 100 NEW Loops in Loops-with-Style PAK 2!
Use these new Styles and Loops directly in your Band-in-a-Box® songs to access all their B substyle loops, or load these acidized loops directly into your DAW that supports acid info! Genres include Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, World, plus we're introducing two new genre categories - Gospel and Folk!

Add Loops-with-Style PAK 2 today for just $19! Learn more and purchase here.

Haven't purchased Loops-with-Styles yet? Get the entire collection for only $29 when you bundle Loops-with-Style PAK 1 & Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for only $29! That's 100 Styles and 200 Loops for Band-in-a-Box® for just $29! Order now.

Mac User? Click here for Mac details and purchase links.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows is Xtra Ready!

We never stop! The latest free patch update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows readies the program for the just-launched Xtra Styles PAK 9 (on sale until June 30th - learn more here)!

Update to build 721 and you'll see that we've improved the step-advancing notes display, updated the key command criteria for looping bars from the chordsheet, fixed email client integration, and more.

If you are a Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows user, you'll definitely want to update to the latest free patch update!

Learn more about Band-in-a-Box® 2020 build 721 for Windows and download it here.

#TBT Band-in-a-Box Finds!

I don't know about everyone here, but now that I've settled in to our "new normal" I've taken to rearranging and dusting off many things in order to keep busy and productive!

I'm picking up old hobbies, picking up clutter around the house, and as it turns out - finding forgotten picks!

We snagged these gems many, many, many years ago after The NAMM Show one winter. Check out the old Band-in-a-Box logo! Click here...

Have any of you come across something nostalgic like this these days? Let's see it!
(remember the first Audiophile version?!)

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Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Dr. Dave" Walker (Dr. Dave On Music) recently received Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac, and he absolutely loves it!

He's written his thoughts in detail, which can (and definitely should) be read here: Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac … WOW!

"Band-in-a-Box 2020 is a huge advance over even BB2019, with easier to use, more powerful features that give you more information while creating more musical results. You have never had more control of more features which are now much easier to find. The move forward with this version is astonishing. Again … WOW!

My very highest recommendation. Just upgrade! Or if for some strange reason you don’t have it yet, BUY THIS ONE! It will change your musical life!"
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you for the review, Dr. Dave!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Italian for Windows is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato duro e abbiamo aggiunto 50 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria raccolta di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks (il doppio dei 101 che abbiamo spesso pubblicato in passato), nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi strumentali, trascrizioni RealDrums, stili Extra PAK 8 e altro!


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