Added: Transcriptions for RealTrack Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
Fixed: Bar Settings fades did not work for "All Instruments".
Fixed: MIDI hardware is out of sync with RealTracks on some computers.
Fixed: Copy/Move Tracks might change the destination track's MIDI channel.
Fixed: Sequencer Window: The "Play" check boxes did not filter notes being sent to plugins.
Fixed: "Also generate MIDI Drums in the MIDI file" was ignored when exporting MIDI files.
Fixed: Volume/Pan/Reverb were not loaded to Thru track from when loading songs.
Added: "Thru Volume, Pan, Reverb, Patches" setting added to the Overrides dialog.
Fixed: Issues with Bar Settings un-muting tracks.
Fixed: Rendering individual tracks to MP3 might fail if high bit rate is selected.
Fixed: Options > Preferences > [Colors] should launch the Display Options dialog instead of the old Colors dialog.
Fixed: Division By Zero error after recording audio if there are no input devices available.
Fixed: BodhranTradSlipjig RealDrums were playing the wrong audio.
Updated: Documentation files.
DAW Plugin 3.4.4
Added: Line between 'GENERATE' and 'CUSTOM...' buttons to separate the two visually
Fixed: Out-of-sync bar highlighting when there are tempo changes
Fixed: Generating with disabled style mix leaves blinking light on
Fixed: Transport buttons stay greyed out after stopping sync playback in DAW
Fixed: Localization display issues and bugs
Release notes (build 814, Jan 5)
Fixed: The "Output Chords" track was not included in exported MIDI files.
Fixed: Dragging Master to MIDI quadrant of drop station would fail.
Fixed: MIDI files exported using drag and drop was not channeled properly.
Fixed: Access violation when generating song that has style changes.
Fixed: RealDrums will be silent if BT1 and BT0 files are missing.
Fixed: Issues with muting & un-muting tracks using Bar Settings.
Fixed: Changing song position during playback did not work if using MME audio drivers.
Fixed: Deleting chords in the chord sheet did not trigger RealTracks to regenerate.
Release notes (build 813, Dec 29)
Fixed: Noise at end of songs with Loops.
Fixed: Range check error when launching the 32 bit version.
Fixed: Floating Mixer was not returning to its previous position and size.
Fixed: Mixer was not showing decibels when loading older song files.
Fixed: Reopening a song that contains an Audio Chord Wizard tempo map would play the Audio track out of sync.
Fixed: Exported MIDI did not include harmonies.
Fixed: "Melody > Mute Melody during Middle choruses" was ignored if using plugins or Default Synth.
Fixed: MIDI Import dialog was displaying one less track than was in the MIDI file.
Fixed: Importing a multi-track MIDI file should automatically choose separate destination tracks instead of Melody for all of them.
Fixed: VST plugins that do not have GUI should not automatically open a window when assigned.
Fixed: Nameless VST plugins should just display using DLL name.
Fixed: Some RealDrums Picker entries had incorrect or incomplete feel and tempo info.
Fixed: SkaSlow70sWes^ audition demos now playing correctly.
Fixed: MarkTreeFills extraneous noise.
Fixed: Copy/Move Track: "Merge with existing data" was ignored when copying or moving MIDI.
Fixed: PopRockBasic^ Drums might be silent.
Bonus "Half-time" and "Double-time" RealStyles! (Dec. 22)
With this patch, we've added more bonus half-time / double-time variation styles.
Total of new styles is:
111 new RealStyles
80 new RealTracks variations.
27 new RealDrums variations.
variations of existing 16th-based bluegrass.
variations of existing celtic and train beat styles.
new styles with both 8th-based and 16th variations.
16th-based samba variations.
Watch this video that describes the new content:
Release notes (build 811, Dec 22)
Fixed: Notation context menu > Insert Section Text Event would cause access violation.
Fixed: Muting the Melody track would not mute the harmony voices.
Fixed: Melody harmony notes were not displayed on the Melody piano on the Mixer.
Fixed: The "Keep Take" dialog appears immediately starting to record MIDI.
Fixed: Loading some songs will remove the Defaulth Synth.
Fixed: Frozen MIDI tracks were not saved properly in song files.
Fixed: Compressed utility tracks were not loading with songs (WMA, M4A, etc).
Fixed: Distorted audio recording if using WAS drivers with 96kHz or higher sample rate.
Fixed: Pitch shifted audio recording if using ASIO drivers with sample rate other than 44.1kHz.
Fixed: Reverb can still be heard after song is stopped.
Fixed: Disabled MIDI tracks continued to play through the default synth.
Fixed: Exported MIDI would ignore range settings if selected.
Fixed: Lyrics were not included with exported MIDI files.
Fixed: Choosing Karaoke format was ignored when exporting MIDI files.
Fixed: Generating RealTracks on a Utility track would cause RealTracks on the Melody track to become silent until regenerated.
Fixed: StylePicker fixes for 12/8 and 6/8 time signatures and Sw/Ev errors.
DAW Plugin 3.3.5
Added: Preferences option to enable/disable style mix track by default. Note that when the style mix track is disabled, it will be excluded from generation. You can enable/disable the style mix track by using the "+" button or right-clicking on the track.
Fixed: Chords in midi marker file should hold past bar to next chord
Fixed: Generate single track from track table was not working
Fixed: Generating single style tracks does not activate transport buttons
Fixed: Generating individual tracks would render single tracks
Fixed: Plugin does not always mute style tracks correctly after generation
Release notes (build 808, Dec 14)
Fixed: Generating RealTracks on Utility tracks would fail with an error message.
Fixed: The Melody track was being erased after generating a RealTrack on a Utility track.
Fixed: Possible crash when rendering song with tempo changes and "one file per track" enabled.
Fixed: When rendering a song with tempo changes, individual tracks will be out of sync (wrong tempos).
Updated: PDF Manuals, Help file, Feature Browser.
Release notes (build 807, Dec 11)
Fixed: RealTracks might be silent after using more than 1 song or style (eg. _BALFRED.STY followed by _J085_GB.STY).
Fixed: No sound if using ASIO driver with the 32 bit version.
Fixed: No sound if using MME driver if there is no input available.
Fixed: If using MME audio drivers, and switching default devices while Band-in-a-Box is running, the new device was not used, and the program would freeze during exit.
Fixed: Slow redrawing while recording audio.
Fixed: Hot-Keys for Mixer volume, pan, reverb were not working.
Fixed: Disabled tracks not displaying the right color on the Mixer.
Fixed: Progress bar should be shown during VST plugin scan.
Fixed: Possible crash when generating RealTracks on a Utility track.
Added: 2 additional Feel filters for StylePicker: 8th (Even 8th or Swing 8th), Swing (Swing 8th or Swing 16th)
Release notes (build 806, Dec 9)
Fixed: Audio harmonies failed to work if "Output to separate tracks" was disabled.
Fixed: Select Guitar/Bass Amp Plugin menu item was not working.
Release notes (build 805, Dec 8)
Fixed: VSTSynthFont should not ask for serial number if run from Band-in-a-Box.
Fixed: MIDI and audio go out of sync if using Tempo Percent feature.
Fixed: Issues with Tempo Percent change during playback.
Fixed: Possible crash during playback after importing MIDI files.
Fixed: Importing separate tracks of a MIDI file onto the same track in Band-in-a-Box would not merge the tracks together.
Fixed: Imported files were not playing on the right channels.
Fixed: Utility tracks don't show patch names in the Mixer.
Fixed: VST plugins with more than 2 inputs channels were silent (eg. Native Instruments Guitar Rig).
Fixed: Changes to the Plugins Exclude lists should be saved before adding new plugins from the Plugins Options dialog.
Fixed: MIDI on Utility tracks should transpose when changing song key.
Fixed: Utility track audio should transpose when changing key of song.
Fixed: Artist Performance Tracks were playing at the wrong tempo.
Fixed: The [Tutor] button in the Guitar window should be highlighted when the Tutor is enabled.
Fixed: The Guitar Tutor display did not work.
Added: “Transpose by Semitones" menu item added to Utility track context menu.
Added: "Erase Track" menu item added to Utility track context menu.
Added: [Add Plugins] button added to the Plugin Selector dialog.
Release notes (DAW Plugin 3.1.4)
Added: Render setting option to "Use high-quality tempo stretching"
Added: 'C7' Button (bottom right corner). Drag from there to export chords in MIDI file to the DAW. Click on the button for more options.
Added: Click status message area to bring any open bb window to front
Fixed: "End" in chord sheet overlapped with tempo change
Fixed: Changing render setting should notify that regeneration is needed
Fixed: Right-click play from chord sheet while a section is highlighted should loop that section
Fixed: Opening plugin window while DAW is playing shows warning message
Release notes (build 804, Dec 4)
Fixed: RealTracks could be assigned to the wrong track, if the target track was not selected.
Fixed: Distorted audio in rendered files if using 48kHz or 96kHz sample rates.
Fixed: MIDI controller 64 = 0 (sustain pedal) was not being sent to MIDI output when stopping playback.
Fixed: MIDI controller 74 = 0 (brightness) was being sent to MIDI output when stopping playback.
Fixed: Importing some MIDI files might cause access violation.
Fixed: If using Windows 7, the mouse wheel did not work for: Audio Edit window, Track Selector (various windows), Mixer controls.
Fixed: Excluding plugins manually would not list any plugins in the File Open dialog.
Fixed: jBridge did not work bridging 64bit/32bit plugins.
Fixed: "Auto Show/Hide Tracks" setting should apply (or not apply) to loading styles, songs, etc.
Added: Generating RealTracks on Utility tracks can be done from the track context menu, or from the Audio Edit window. Generate over the selected region, or otherwise the whole track.
To generate a RealTracks on a utility track, select the utility track in the mixer and right click to get the menu. Then select and generate Realtracks. The utility track will turn orange when it’s done. Then press play or view the Audio Edit Window to see the RT.
To generate a RT for a selected region, from the audio edit window of the utility track, select the region and use the audio edit window menu called "Edit", then choose to generate a RT, and it will appear for the selected region.
Check out some of the latest Band-in-a-Box® feedback we've received:
"There's a saying 'Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.' That's exactly what my friend did in 1990. He taught me how to use BIAB and I've used it hundreds of time to do arraignment and to jam with any style band."
"Love BIAB. I use it daily. Their support is great too!"
"RealTracks are amazing!!! I use BIAB for backtracks in my solo act... Still using the basic package and it's all need..."
"I have used Band in A Box for many years. If it would have been around when I was young, I would have been a much better musician. I use it for all my songs I have written and recorded. With Band In A Box I can sit in my room and sound like a whole band without having to put up with them!"
"If you know something about music and take the time to learn the program, you can make it do some amazing things. It is a great help to songwriters who want to demo their song without paying for studio time. It makes changes and tweaks much easier as well."
"Been using it for so many years. It's a great tool. The instruments that I don't have or play make up the void and it saves so much time. I use this program for every song I write."
"Great tool for the songwriter!"
"An essential part of my studio! I write songs on piano, but I'm not a pianist by a long way. BIAB is like having a roomful of session players in your studio, and just the simple act of taking your basic idea and hearing a skilled pianist play it presents so many new ideas and options you hadn't thought of."
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"I added a steel guitar to a fully produced original. He followed every change like he was in the studio reading the chart. Fascinating technology!"
"I have used it to make backing tracks for six CD's with about 12 songs on each. They make a great gift!"
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"A great tool for us songwriters!"
"I LOVE Band-in-a-Box!"
"I see it as a very worthwhile investment. In fact, from initial purchase about 8 years ago, using the backing tracks I have made, my income from that investment has returned over 5,000% on the investment!"
Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT
Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!
"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."
(I think our name was a great start!)
"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."
"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."
Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!
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