RealTracks Patches & Updates for Windows

About the updates - read before downloading

You can use these patches regardless of which Band-in-a-Box package and version you have. Only those RealTracks sets that you already have installed in your selected destination directory will be updated.

You don't need to install ALL the RealTracks updates - only those with the same or newer version year than your version would apply to you. Updates from the previous years are already included in your package.

Some patches have a separate larger Audiophile edition patch. Audiophile users can install the regular patches, or you may wish to download the larger patch which will update the uncompressed audio files if needed.

Make sure to select the correct location of your Band-in-a-Box, RealTracks, and RealDrums ('Drums') folders or the files won't be updated. If you have the program installed on your computer hard drive, the folder locations are usually C:\bb. If you are running the program from an external USB hard drive that you purchased from PG Music, the locations are normally X:\bb (replace 'X' by your USB drive letter).

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RealTracks Update - Apr 16 2019 (985 MB)

This patch includes RealTracks updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2019. This is a cumulative patch.

A separate "Audiophile" patch is not required

Summary of Changes for April 16, 2019

  • Fixed: All Bass RealTracks can now play the root for odd slash chords. This affects a large number of RealTracks. 108 RealTracks are updated with this patch.
  • Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockThrash (RT#641) previously would play nothing if "DI" was selected as the option in the RealTracks picker.
  • Fixed: Some demos had incorrect key info in the memos, which have been fixed. e.g. _USASLO.SGU. 15 demos updated.
  • Fixed: BM_CWLTZ demo previously had a Resonator Guitar solo, even though that's not part of the style.
  • Fixed: The groove section of the RealDrums picker was not displaying the full entry for the RealDrum. This has been corrected so full entries are now visable. Also, some typos fixed in DrumGroove descriptions, e.g. FunkSanFran.
  • Fixed: RT508:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dire Ev 085 was not playing minor chord endings properly
  • Fixed: RT2615: Bass, Electric, FunkPumpingQuarters Ev 100 was playing incorrect chords at certain parts.
  • Fixed: Mandolin, Soloist Country12-8Andy Sw 065 [Bluesy] #2178 played wrong audition demo.
  • Improved: The following RealTracks now have better riff selection and the transitions through phrases is improved:
          RT3257: Horn Section, Background BluesShuffle Sw 130
          RT3258: Sax, Tenor, Background BluesShuffleGrowlyHigh Sw 130
          RT3259: Sax, Tenor, Background BluesShuffleLow Sw 130
          RT3260: Trumpet, Background BluesShuffle Sw 130
  • Fixed: The RealDrums FunkSwing switched from an open hihat in the B section to a Ride. This has been corrected so that the ride is now its own substyle.
  • Fixed: The RealDrums RockModernRnB^ was playing fills at random bars.
  • Improved: Transcriptions added for:
          3238: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaBrazilRamon Ev 140
          3209: Guitarron, MariachiRanchero Ev 120
          3247:Guitar, Electric, Soloist FunkyBluesSol ev16 090
          3050: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm SpanishTangoQuinn Ev 120
  • Improved: Simple versions added for:
          3248: Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesShuffleSlowSol sw 100
          3247:Guitar, Electric, Soloist FunkyBluesSol ev16 090
          3048: Accordion, Rhythm TangoMusette Ev 100

Summary of Changes for March 19, 2019

  • Improved: LD harmonica RealTracks will now work better over major chord progressions.
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesyRockFieryLD Ev 100
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesShuffleFieryLD Sw 130
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesSlow12-8FieryLD Sw 060
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesSlowEvenFieryLD Ev 085
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesRockEvenFieryLD Ev 120
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesyRockLD Ev 100
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesShuffleLD Sw 130
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesSlow12-8LD Sw 060
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesSlowEvenLD Ev 085
          Harmonica, Soloist BluesRockEvenLD Ev 120
  • 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: Guitar, Electric, Background ModernFunkSingleNotesBob Ev16 11 transcription partially incorrect.
  • Fixed: _SONGBRD demo was at an incorrect tempo.
  • Added: RealTracks Transcriptions for:
          RT3251: Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm ModFunk1NoteMark Ev16 110
          RT3155: Mandola, Rhythm AmericanaMountain16thsAndy ev16 070
          RT3221: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireSlowWaltz Sw 085
          RT3245: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkyBluesSol ev16 090
          RT3222: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireWaltz Sw 120
          RT3234: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
          RT3298: Guitar, Electric, Soloist ChickenPickinWesternSwingJohnny Sw 165
          RT3246: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesShuffleSlowSol sw 100
          RT3240: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm RumbaFlamencaFast16ths Ev16 120
          RT3256: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm SambaRamon Ev 240
          RT3220: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireFastSwing Sw 165
          RT32223: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireFastWaltz Sw 180
          RT3289: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticJigDADGADQuinn Sw 110
          RT3290: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticReelDADGADQuinn Ev 110
          RT3238: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaBrazilRamon Ev 140
  • 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.

Summary of Changes for Feb 11, 2019

  • Improved: The following RealTracks now have transcriptions / guitar tab:
       RT3251: Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm ModFunk1NoteMark Ev16 110
       RT3155: Mandola, Rhythm AmericanaMountain16thsAndy ev16 070
       RT3221: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireSlowWaltz Sw 085
       RT3245: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkyBluesSol ev16 090
       RT3222: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireWaltz Sw 120
       RT3234: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
       RT3298: Guitar, Electric, Soloist ChickenPickinWesternSwingJohnny Sw 165
       RT3246: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesShuffleSlowSol sw 100
       RT3240: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm RumbaFlamencaFast16ths Ev16 120
       RT3256: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm SambaRamon Ev 240
       RT3220: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireFastSwing Sw 165
       RT32223: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireFastWaltz Sw 180
       RT3289: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticJigDADGADQuinn Sw 110
       RT3290: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticReelDADGADQuinn Ev 110
  • Fixed: Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist RnBPopBrent Ev 110 had audio that did not match the guitar transcriptions
  • Fixed: Problems with SambaBrazilFastPercAlex^ and DjembeKeitaEv16 playback.
  • Improved: The following RealTracks now have the option to use bars with only simple playing.
       RT3257: Horn Section, Background BluesShuffle Sw 130
       RT3239: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm RumbaFlamencaBallad Ev16 090
       RT3240: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm RumbaFlamencaFast16ths Ev16 120
       RT3244: Bajo Sexto, Rhythm NortenoRamon Ev 120
       RT3209: Guitarron, MariachiRanchero Ev 120
       RT3242: Vihuela, Rhythm MariachiRanchero Ev 120
       RT3241: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm MariachiRanchero Ev 120
       RT3243: Quatro, Rhythm Joropo68Ramon Sw 060
       RT3202: Guitar, Electric, Soloist LaidBackBluesyBrent Ev 100
       RT3208: Guitar, Electric, Soloist RnBPopDblBrent Ev 055
       RT3171: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireEven Ev 120
       RT3172: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireEven Ev 165
       RT3218: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireSlowSwing Sw 085
       RT3219: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireSwing Sw 120
       RT3228: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AtmosphereWaltzArpDarin Ev 120
       RT3229: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AtmosphereWaltzHeldDarin Ev 120
       RT3220: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireFastSwing Sw 165
       RT3221: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireSlowWaltz Sw 085
       RT3222: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireWaltz Sw 120
       RT3224: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireSlow128 Sw 040
       RT3223: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CampfireFastWaltz Sw 180
       RT3225: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm Campfire128 Sw 060
       RT3296: Guitar, Electric, Soloist ChickenPickinWorkingJohnny Ev16 090
       RT3297: Guitar, Electric, Soloist ChickenPickinTrainJohnny Ev16 130
       RT3298: Guitar, Electric, Soloist ChickenPickinWesternSwingJohnny Sw 165
       RT3261: Cello, Rhythm CelticReelChoppingNatalieAB Ev16 110
       RT3262: Cello, Rhythm CelticReelChoppingNatalie Ev16 110
       RT3263: Cello, Rhythm CelticReelChoppingSyncNatalie Ev16 110
       RT3267: Cello, Background CelticAirFlowingNatalie Ev 085
       RT3268: Cello, Background CelticWaltzNatalie Ev 100
       RT3269: Cello, Background CelticHornpipeFlowingNatalie Sw16 070
       RT3270: Cello, Rhythm CelticHornpipeChopNatalie Sw16 070
       RT3264: Cello, Rhythm CelticJigChoppingNatalieAB Sw 110
       RT3265: Cello, Rhythm CelticJigChoppingNatalie Sw 110
       RT3266: Cello, Rhythm CelticJigChoppingSyncNatalie Sw 110
       RT3271: Cello, Rhythm Celtic SlipjigChoppingNatalie Sw 110
       RT3234: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
       RT3272: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CelticJig Sw 110
       RT3273: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CelticReel Ev16 110
       RT3235: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm CelticHornpipe Sw16 070
       RT3290: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm CelticReelDADGAD Ev16 110
       RT3278: Vocal Mmms, Rhythm RockNRollGospel12-8 4-part Sw 065
       RT3289: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm CelticJigDADGAD Sw 110
       RT3287: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking CelticWaltz Ev 100
       RT3236: Guitar, Nylon, Fingerpicking CelticAir Ev 085
       RT3288: Guitar, Nylon, Fingerpicking CelticWaltz Ev 100
       RT3289: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticJigDADGADQuinn Sw 110
       RT3290: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticReelDADGADQuinn Ev 110
       RT3226: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CelticSongwriterQuinn Ev16 080
       RT3227: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MetalLowChuggingDarin Ev16 080
       RT3232: Guitar, Electric, BackgroundSoloist MetalRiffingDarin Ev16 080
       RT3114: Bass, Electric RootsyFunkAlex Ev16 110
       RT3255: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RootsyFunkBob Ev16 110
  • Fixed: Many other routine RealStyles and RealTracks fixes and improvements.

Last updated April 16, 2019.

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RealTracks Update - June 18 2018 (500 MB)

This patch includes some RealTracks audio updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018. 2018 users should be sure to download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2018 update patch, as that patch includes the bulk of the fixes for RealTracks released with 2018.

A number of wave files are updated, so people with the "Audiophile" hard drive version can instead download the Audiophile patches: Installer 1 (1900 MB)  |  Installer 2 (1400 MB)   |  Installer 3 (1400 MB).

Summary of Changes for June 18, 2018

  • Improved: There were small issues with the tuning of several Bass styles. This has been fixed for both the original mix and the direct input mix. This affects the following RealTracks:
       Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
       Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow128Byron Sw 040
       Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySwingByron Sw 190
       Bass, Acoustic, BluesyPopByron Ev 100
  • Improved: Audio glitches have been removed from the ends of phrases in the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks.

Last updated June 18, 2018.

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RealTracks Update - July 18 2017 (100 MB)

This patch includes RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks updates we have made since the previous March 22 patch. The files updated are largely those that were released with Band-in-a-Box 2017, although there are updates to some earlier ones as well.

If you want to download a cumulative patch that includes all updates since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2017, you can download this larger patch (1200 MB).

A number of wave files are updated, so people with the "Audiophile" hard drive version can instead download the audiophile patches as needed: Feb 23 cumulative update (1800 MB)  |  March 22 new update (500 MB)   |  July 18 new update (400 MB).

Summary of Changes for July 18, 2017

  • Improved: The following RealTracks and MIDI SuperTracks have had the option for a 'Simple' arrangement added. Now these RealTracks will play without embellishment when the Simple option is selected in the RealTracks picker.
       Accordion, Rhythm GypsyJazzCompCory Sw 220
       Accordion, Rhythm GypsyJazzCompCory Sw 220 (MST version)
       Accordion, Soloist GypsySwingCory Sw 220
       Accordion, Soloist GypsySwingCory Sw 220 (MST version)
       Autoharp, Rhythm OldTimeSlowWaltz Sw 085
       Banjo, Tenor, Rhythm DixielandRazzmatazz Sw 165
       Bass, Electric, RockHeavy16thsDoug Ev16 090
       Bass, Electric, RockHeavy8thsDoug Ev 120
       Flugelhorn, Background CroonerBalladHigh Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Flugelhorn, Background CroonerBalladLow Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Flugelhorn, Background CroonerBalladMed Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Flute, Background CroonerBallad Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Flute, Background CroonerBossa Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzBalladCompOlly12-key Sw 085
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzSwingCompOlly12-key Sw 140
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RnBSoulSw16Brent Sw16 085
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockHeavy16thsLowMurray Ev16 090
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockHeavy8thsMurray Ev 120
       Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryPopBrent12-key Ev 085
       Guitar, Electric, Soloist SmoothSoulFast16thsBrent Ev16 110
       Guitar, Electric, Soloist TrainBeatBrent12-key Ev16 090
       Guitar, Electric, Soloist, JazzRock8thsJon Ev 120
       Guitar, Nylon, Fingerpicking SlowSwingBrent Sw 065
       Guitar, Nylon, Fingerpicking SwingBrent Sw 110
       Guitarron, MariachiWaltz Ev 150
       Harp, Rhythm Celtic16ths Ev16 075
       Harp, Rhythm CelticJig Sw 110
       Harp, Rhythm CelticWaltz Ev 110
       Harp, Rhythm CelticWaltzSlow Ev 085
       Horn Section, Background CroonerBallad11-Part Sw 060
       Horn Section, Background CroonerBossa10-Part Ev 110
       Organ, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065
       Organ, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065 (MST Version)
       Organ, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085
       Organ, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085 (MST Version)
       Pedal Steel, Background TrainBeatEddy12-key Ev16 090
       Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryEddy12-key Ev 085
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike Ev 110
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryPopMike12-key Ev 085
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm FunkySwingBluesMike Sw16 075
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm GospelSlowBalladMike Ev 085
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm GospelSoul8thsMike Ev 110
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm GospelSwingMike Sw 140
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm RnBSoulSw16Mike Sw16 085
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm SmoothSoulFast16thsMike Ev16 110
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm SmoothSoulSlowMike Ev 085
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm SoulfulPop16thsMike Ev16 065
       Piano, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev16 090 (MST version)
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev16 090
       Piano, Rhythm BluesSlow128Mike Sw 065 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike Ev 110 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm CountryPopMike12-key Ev 085 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm FunkySwingBluesMike Sw16 075 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm GospelSlowBalladMike Ev 085 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm GospelSoul8thsMike Ev 110 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm GospelSwingMike Sw 140 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm RnBSoulSw16Mike Sw16 085 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm SmoothSoulFast16thsMike Ev16 110 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm SmoothSoulSlowMike Ev 085 (MST version)
       Piano, Rhythm SoulfulPop16thsMike Ev16 065 (MST version)
       Sax, Alto, Background CroonerBalladHigh Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Alto, Background CroonerBalladLow Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Alto, Background CroonerBossaHigh Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Alto, Background CroonerBossaLow Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Baritone, Background CroonerBallad Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Baritone, Background CroonerBossa Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Tenor, Background CroonerBalladHigh Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Tenor, Background CroonerBalladLow Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Tenor, Background CroonerBossaHigh Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Sax, Tenor, Background CroonerBossaLow Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Trumpet, Background CroonerBallad Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Trumpet, Background CroonerBossaHigh Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Trumpet, Background CroonerBossaLow Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Trumpet, Background CroonerBossaMed Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Trumpet, Muted, Background CroonerBallad Sw 060 (1TrackHornSection)
       Trumpet, Muted, Background CroonerBossa Ev 110 (1TrackHornSection)
       Ukulele, Rhythm FolkSwingBallad Sw 085
       Ukulele, Rhythm FolkWaltz Sw 085
       Vihuela, Rhythm MariachiWaltz Ev 150
       Bass, Electric, PeruFestejo68 Sw 120
       Guitar, Nylon, Fingerpicking PeruFestejo68Melodic Sw 120
       Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm PeruFestejo68 Sw 120
       Bass, Electric, PeruValsCriollo Ev 140
       Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm PeruValsCriollo Ev 140
       Bass, Electric, PuertoRicoAguinaldo Ev16 120
       Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm PuertoRicoAguinaldo Ev16 120
       Cuatro, Rhythm PuertoRicoAguinaldo Ev16 120
       Bass, Electric, AndesHuaynoA-B Ev16 085
       Charango, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085
       Guitar, Resonator, RhythmPlus BluesFunkyRandy Sw16 075
  • Improved: These RealTracks now have Transcriptions enabled and the Simple option available:
       Bass, Synth, AltHipHop8ths Ev16 085
       Bass, Synth, AltHipHopHeld Ev16 085
       Bass, Synth, PepSquad Ev 165
       Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Songwriter8thsBrent Ev 085
       Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SongwriterSwingBalladBrent Sw16 065
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BossaCompOlly12-key Ev 110
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm GospelSoul8thsBrent Ev16 110
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzWaltzCompOlly12-key Sw 110
       Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockHeavy8thsCraig Ev 120
       Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm MariachiWaltz Ev 150
       Organ, Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike Ev 110
       Organ, Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike Ev 110 (MST Version)
       Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm AltHipHop Ev16 085
       Piano, Electric, Rhythm PepSquad Ev 165
       Synth, Rhythm AltHipHopHorn Ev16 085
       Synth, Rhythm AltHipHopPad8ths Ev16 085
       Synth, Rhythm AltHipHopPadHeld Ev16 085
       Synth, Rhythm PepSquadHorns Ev 165
       Synth, Rhythm PepSquadPad Ev 165
       Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm MariachiWaltz Ev 150
       Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085
  • Improved: Pianohld.sty has been improved, with better voice leading for the held piano.
  • Added: Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 now has complete transcriptions added and can be viewed in the notation or lead sheet window.
  • Fixed: The endings were not working properly in the A substyle for two variations in the RealDrums DrivingPop8ths^.
  • Fixed: The notation subdivision for the RealStyle _ASTRAL.STY was previously incorrect, and has been fixed.
  • Fixed: Some direct input files were missing for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Soloist GypsyClassicQuinn Sw 220'.
  • Fixed: Some small memo typos fixed including _RESFOLK* _RESWALZ* _BLUESKY*
  • Fixed: _RAMPART Style Demo mistakenly had the Master Volume turned way up.
  • Fixed: _BHALSA (Waltz) Style was not set to ¾ time, and now uses a more appropriate Bass
  • Fixed: _CASUALE Style mistakenly included MIDI Guitar and Strings tracks.
  • Fixed: Some direct input files were mislabeled for the RealTracks style 'Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NewOrleansMardiGras Ev16 085'.
  • Fixed: Some style mistakenly specified held chords for tracks. E.G. _NOCARES, _SONGBRD, _SOULPOP, _DAYSEND, _CARRYON
  • Fixed: _BLUESKY.STY mistakenly had drums in style.
  • Fixed: NashvilleBrushesEasyBluegrass had the wrong audition demos.
  • Fixed: Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock16thsJon Ev16 090 and RT2605 Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRockShuffleJon Sw 130 now have Hi-Q transcriptions. Now when the tablature or notation is viewed it will be more accurate and include bends, slides and other improvements.
  • Fixed: The RealTrack that use Shots and Holds 345 were playing some incorrect chords
  • Fixed: Charango, Rhythm AndesHuayno Ev16 085 was not playing sus chords.
  • Fixed: =JOLEO_B did not allow user volume changes
  • Fixed: RealTracks Audition files for "Roadhouse" Resonator Guitar were mixed up.
  • Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev 16 090 was playing some slash chords.
  • Fixed: Bass, Electric, RockPickedA-B Ev 165 and RT 2589 Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedA-B Ev 165 had timing issues with some of the riffs.
  • Fixed: Loop file 'Trance - kit3beat135b ev16 tempo' was missing.

Last updated July 18, 2017.

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RealTracks Update - March 22 2017 (980 MB)

This is a cumulative patch that includes updates for RealTracks released with Band-in-a-Box 2017, and updates/additions to the Shots and Holds library.

If you only want the newest updates since the last patch issued Feb 23 2017, you can download this smaller patch (80 MB).

A number of wave files are updated, so people with the "Audiophile" hard drive version can instead download the audiophile patches as needed: Feb 23 cumulative update (1800 MB)  |  March 22 new update (500 MB).

Summary of Changes for March 22, 2017

  • Fixed: Many electric guitar styles, when using the DI versions, would have very loud shots and holds. These are now balanced.
  • Fixed / Improved / Added: Entire Library of regular and DI Shots and Holds has been re-tested, and there have been many fixes. This includes adding new Shots and Holds for instruments that previously didn't have them, reassigning instruments to more appropriate Shots and Holds, and fixing some issues with incorrect chords.
  • Fixed: Notation for all songs from 'Artist Performance Set 3 - Celtic Fiddle Tunes' is much more accurate.
  • Fixed: Some Waltz style RealDrums were not playing correctly. The kick drum should always play before the snare.
  • Fixed: Endings for Piano, Acoustic, HeldChords 060.
  • Fixed: Minor seventh chords on Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopBalladClean Ev 085.
  • Fixed: _SONGBRD style mistakenly had an extra acoustic guitar on the soloist track.
  • Fixed: Misc typos in the RealTracks Picker.

Summary of Changes for Feb 23, 2017

  • Improved: Riff selection for RealTrack Guitar, Electric, Soloist TrainBeatBrent12-key Ev16 090.
  • Fixed: RealTracks audition solo demo for RT#2682.
  • Added or Fixed: Shots and Holds for many RealTracks including the following RealTracks:
       2573: Horn Section, Rhythm MelodicOldWorldWaltz2Part Ev 180
       2722: Bass, Electric, PeruFestejo68 Sw 120
       2725: Bass, Electric, PeruValsCriollo Ev 140
       2765: Bass, Electric, PuertoRicoAguinaldo Ev16 120
       2768: Bass, Electric, AndesHuaynoA-B Ev16 085
       2769: Bass, Electric, AndesHuaynoTriad Ev16 085
       2702: Bass, Synth, CloudRapSub Ev16 075
       2770: Bass, Electric, AndesHuaynoOffbeat Ev16 085
       2773: Harp, Rhythm Celtic16ths Ev16 075
       2774: Harp, Rhythm CelticWaltzSlow Ev 085
       2775: Harp, Rhythm CelticWaltz Ev 110
       2776: Harp, Rhythm CelticJig Sw 110
       2820: Harp, Rhythm ClassicalSlow8ths Ev 085
       2823: Guitarron, MariachiWaltz Ev 150
       2824: Pedal Steel, Soloist CountryEddy12-key Ev 085
  • Fixed: Typo in bio's of artists Jim McGillveray and Juan Jimenez.
  • Fixed: Notation was missing for one of the tracks in Artist Performance set 2 (GypsyJazzLatin Ev165)

Summary of Changes for Jan 22, 2017

  • Added: Solo and band audition demos for all MIDI SuperTracks.
  • Added: All missing 'RealDrums Demos Audio' files for RealDrums.
  • Improved: Patch assignments for MIDI SuperTracks Styles.
  • Fixed: Audition demos for some piano and organ RealTracks were not playing properly.
  • Added: Additional missing Shots and Holds files 324 and 340-350.
  • Improved: Decibal offsets fine-tuned for most of the new (2017) RealStyles, and RealDrums.
  • Fixed: Problem with TambourineCelticEv16.
  • Fixed: Third variation for TambourineShuffle[single]^ and PercValsCriollo^ not working correctly.
  • Fixed: RealTrack Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka Ev16 100 was playing endings as regular chords.
  • Fixed: Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Rhythm) and Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Soloist) both had issues with endings and the simple variation.
  • Fixed: Wrong audio demo was playing for Horn Section, Background CroonerBossa10-Part Ev 110.
  • Fixed: _C34PNRT.STY was playing in 4/4 time instead of the intended.

Summary of Changes for Dec 13, 2016

  • Fixed: Some incorrect set numbers listed in RealDrums and RealTracks Picker.
  • Fixed: Some incorrectly named RealTracks Demos folders.
  • Added: Missing Shots and Holds files.
  • Fixed: Many of the song demos from the sets of 202 New RealTracks (also _CASUALE from the "Rediscovered" bonus), have been updated to add missing memos and to fix some problems with chord progressions.
  • Fixed: Many style demos have been improved with memos to describe the style and song.
  • Fixed: Several songs demos are fixed to remove unneeded frozen tracks.
  • Fixed: _BYNIGHT, _GOGETER, _SONGBRD and _THOUGHT song-generation issues.

Last updated March 22, 2017.

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RealTracks Update - Nov 30 2016 (50 MB)

This patch includes RealTracks updates completed during 2016, prior to the release of Band-in-a-Box 2017. If you purchased the Band-in-a-Box 2017 Everything/Ultra/audiophile, you don't need this patch as the fixes are included. A summary of the fixes and improvements is listed below.

Some audio files are updated in this patch, so users with the audiophile HD version can instead download this larger patch (700 MB)

  • Fixed: Some incorrect Shots assignments.
  • Fixed: Timing issues with "Banjo, Tenor, Rhythm DixielandFastA-B Sw 165" have been fixed, meaning the playing should fit much better with the other Dixieland RealTracks.
  • Improved: The RealDrum Styles ShakerCelticEv16 and ShakerEven8ths have had the groove improved so the rhythm sounds more natural. The endings have also been improved.
  • Fixed: The variations for BossaTerryClarke have been fixed to correctly describe the substyles being used.
  • Improved: RealCharts have been added/improved for the following RealTracks:
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Punk Ev 165
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PunkHeldPlus Ev 165
    Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PunkMuted Ev 165
    Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedQuarters Ev 165
    Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPicked8ths Ev 165
    Bass, Electric, PunkFuzzPickedA-B Ev 165
    Bass, Electric, RockPickedQuarters Ev 165
    Bass, Electric, RockPicked8ths Ev 165
    Bass, Electric, RockPickedA-B Ev 165
  • Fixed: Several Bass RealTracks have been remastered to improve the sound quality and remove clicks and hiss.
    Bass, Acoustic, BossaRon Ev 140
    Bass, Acoustic, CelticSlipJig Sw 110
    Bass, Acoustic, GypsyJazzFast Sw 250
    Bass, Acoustic, JazzBalladRonA-B Sw 085
    Bass, Acoustic, JazzSwingRonA-B Sw 140
  • Fixed: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzFreddie Sw 110 was not playing endings properly when a simple option was selected.
  • Fixed: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzFreddie Sw 110 had a simple arrangement enabled but none was available.
  • Fixed: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 120 was sometimes playing incorrect chords.
  • Fixed: Bass, Acoustic, BossaRon Ev 140 had some chords dropping out.
  • Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, HeldChords 120 and Piano, Electric, HeldChords 120 were not playing compulsory chords as expected.
  • Fixed: Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment FolkPopPrairie Ev 100 was missing some transcription data.
  • Fixed: Horn Section, Background JazzSwing2PartJack Sw 140 some bars had #4 in a 7th chord.

Last updated Nov 30, 2016.

Older RealTracks updates

There are a number of older RealTracks and RealDrums updates available. However, unless you are updating a product purchased 2011 or earlier, you likely don't need to download these files.

Older RealTracks Updates

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Stylemaking templates for RealDrums developers (< 1 MB)

These are text files that can be used as a template or starting point for making your own RealDrums styles. The Band-in-a-Box and PowerTracks help files have details about how to use the template - see the help file topic "Tutorial - Making RealDrums Styles". Note: RealDrums wave files must be 16/44.1 files.

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