One big difference between Band-in-a-Box and RealBand is how the two programs approach track generation.
I've become aware of most of the differences you described but not all of them, Jim, so I appreciate the additional information. And while my computer isn't super fast, I haven't noticed any problems with track generation in BiaB even though "Speed up generation of RealTracks (disable on slow machines)" is enabled. Also, when RB truncated my 9-minute, 327 bar ballad at bar 220 (before I removed the Interlude designator in MuseScore), I was able to copy and paste over 100 bars with their chords and five tracks of audio into a later section of the song to restore the missing bars without any issues. From what I remember, it took about 20 seconds to complete the operation. I've also used the "Freeze" function in BiaB numerous times--both on all tracks and on individual tracks.
There are over 30 new features to RealBand 2023, including RealChart generation for RealDrums, MIDI Vocoder and Fix Tuning modes for Audio Harmonies, MicroChords (up to 4 chords per beat), RealDrum Stems support, Playable RealTracks to customize the RealTracks performances by adding your own notes, Reverse Audio Effects, easy Tab key navigation on the Chords Window, smoother mouse wheel operation on the Tracks Window, the EZ RealTracks/RealDrums folder locations dialog, and much more!
RealBand 2023 is included with all Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows orders - and our 2023 upgrades are ON SALE until December 31st! Until then, save up to 50% - upgrade for as little as $49!
Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows is here - and it's on SALE!
Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows is here, and it includes over 70 new features and an amazing collection of new content, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Song with Vocals" Artist Performances, XPro Styles PAK 4, Xtra Styles PAK 14 & 15, Playable RealTracks Set 2, Playable RealDrums Set 1, 2 new sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!
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Celebrate National Jukebox Day with Band-in-a-Box®!
Happy National Jukebox Day!
You don't need to go out and buy a Jukebox - if you're using Band-in-a-Box®, you already have one!
What does the Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox do?
Using the directory you choose, the Band-in-a-Box® Jukebox will provide you with background music by continuously play the entire list of Band-in-a-Box® SGU files within that folder! There are many options for you to customize your Jukebox experience, including: Only Play song with melodies, Change Melody Instrument, Random order Playback, Audible Count-in, and more! Plus, the Jukebox will continue to play while you use other programs, providing your favorite music for continued background listening pleasure!
To learn more about the Jukebox feature in Band-in-a-Box®, check out Chapter 5 of our online manual, here. Mac too!
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