An update is available for Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018

Download the Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 504 update

This is a cumulative update patch, which works from any 2018 build.

Summary of changes for Build 504 since 503 (Dec 1 2017):
  • Updated: Help file and Manuals.
  • Added: Help button has been added to the Save ABC notation dialog.
  • Added: Help button has been added to the RealDrums Quick dialog.
  • Added: A Quality selector has been added to the Render to Audio File dialog. This lets you select a bit rate for compressed audio types (M4A, MP3, WMA).
  • Fixed: Clicking on flash messages should not deactivate the main window.
  • Fixed: Green flash messages would sometimes not perform any action when clicked on, or perform the wrong action.
  • Fixed: Band-in-a-Box might crash if opening an ABC notation file that is not properly formatted.
  • Fixed: Song Titles dialog - improved behaviour of the Clear button
  • Fixed: Song Titles dialog - spelling of some subgenres fixed
  • Fixed: Song Titles dialog - 100 song titles added, total now 10,306
  • Fixed: StylePicker - using mixer menu to customize style now filters according to selected style, not song's style
  • Fixed: StylePicker - Save As Style feature improved
  • Fixed: StylePicker - Generate button removed from Best Soloists dialog if launched from the StylePicker
  • Fixed: RealDrums and RealDrums QuickList - some demos were not playing variations.
  • Fixed: Sometimes loss of RealTracks folder locations.
  • Fixed: What addons dialog not showing MIDI Soloists correctly.

Summary of changes for Build 503 (since 501) (Nov 29 2017):
  • Fixed: Converting to WMA would create a truncated file (too short).
  • Fixed: Videos & M4A files might have a pop noise at the beginning and end.
  • Improved: Better MP3 suport for Windows 7 and Windows XP.
  • Fixed: The Title Generator would not launch.
  • Added: Menu item for opening ABC notation files has been added to the File > Open Special menu.
  • Fixed: There were no hints in the Audio Harmony dialog.
  • Added: Help button has been added to the Generate Video dialog.
  • Added: Help button has been added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
  • Added. Help button has been added to the Windows Audio Session devices dialog.
  • Fixed: "Display warnings for detected audio stuttering" check box in the Audio Settings dialog should only be visible when using MME audio drivers.
  • Fixed: Converting to MP3, M4A, or WMA might fail if using older versions of Windows.
  • Fixed: Various errors when trying to convert to MP3 on older versions of Windows, such as "Problem interpreting Input.txt, quitting."
  • Fixed: If rendering to "WMA (lossless)", the output file would not be lossless.
  • Fixed: No error message was shown if failing to convert audio to MP3, M4A, or WMA.
  • Fixed: Batch feature was missing from the Render to Audio File dialog.
  • Fixed: Rendering video might fail (freeze at finalizing stage) for various layouts.
  • Fixed: Trying to render Video RealTracks would fail if the RealTracks were set to Direct Input mode.
  • Fixed: The New Features menu was showing 2017 new features.
  • Fixed: The PDF manuals would not launch.
  • Added: "Open abc Notation music file" menu item is added to the file open menu.
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