PG Music Band-In-A-Box MegaPAK for Windows - 5-User Academic Lab Pack (boxed)

Accompaniment and Composition Software with Drum Samples, Chord Generation from MP3s, Video Support, Fretlight Support, and Notation - PC
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PG Music Band-In-A-Box MegaPAK for Windows - 5-User Academic Lab Pack (boxed)
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Band-in-a-Box and RealBand - with Style Sets!

This is a special 5-pack of Band-in-a-Box MegaPAK for Windows.

PG Music Band-in-a-Box for PC is a snap to use with your Windows-based system - just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7 or C13b9), choose the style you'd like, and this incredible software does the rest. Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete professional quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar and strings in a wide variety of popular styles (jazz, pop, country, classical, and more). For an easy music-making experience, Sweetwater can recommend PG Music Band-in-a-Box for PC.

PG Music Band-in-a-Box for PC Accompaniment and Composition Software at a Glance:
  • RealTracks gives you MIDI-like control of real audio
  • Chords from MP3 function
  • Get just the right sound with MultiStyles
  • Fretlight support makes jamming along even more fun
RealTracks gives you MIDI-like control of real audio

RealTracks replace the MIDI track for individual instruments and can be controlled just like the MIDI instrument (volume changes, muting etc.). Best of all, they follow the chord progression that you have entered, so that you hear an authentic audio accompaniment to your song. These are not "samples," but are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box tracks. RealTracks can be built in to the style, and would replace either the bass, guitar, piano, or strings part, or they can be generated to the Soloist (or Melody) track using the Soloist feature.

Extract chords from audio and video files

The amazing "Chords from MP3" feature (Audio Chord Wizard) automatically figures out the chords from any MP3, WAV or WMA audio file, and displays them in Band-in-a-Box for PC. Just load in any MP3 file and you'll instantly see the chords. The Audio Wizard also figures out tempo, bar lines, key and fine-tuning from the MP3, WAV or WMA audio file. Band-in-a-Box also supports video functions including saving your work as a video file for instant upload to the internet. You can also load and play videos, giving you the ability to extract the audio from the video. Collaborating and sharing are now easier too because you can email your songs as attachments.

Get just the right sound with MultiStyles

Inside Band-in-a-Box for Windows, there are styles that can have anywhere from 4 to 24 substyles. Previous Band-in-a-Box Styles were limited to 2 substyles ("a" and "b"). Now, for example, a MultiStyle with 4 substyles (First Verse, Verse, Chorus, Break) can be used, and you select the various sections using "a"/"b"/"c"/"d" part markers. Some of the newest Styles Sets are MultiStyles, typically with 4 substyles, but some Techno Styles have 24 substyles. You can easily make your own MultiStyles, either from scratch, or by combining parts from existing Styles to make a MultiStyle. For example, if you have 10 favorite Country Styles, you can quickly make a single MultiStyle that has 20 substyles available within the same song.

Fretlight support makes jamming along even more fun

Band-in-a-Box's Guitar Tutor now supports the Fretlight LED guitar learning system. Simply plug your Fretlight guitar into your computer and select the Fretlight option in the Guitar Tutor and follow along as the Artist Performance Tracks that appear in the on-screen Band-in-a-Box guitar are mirrored onto your Fretlight's LED fingerboard. Best of all, it works for every song and style inside Band-in-a-Box.

PG Music Band-in-a-Box for PC Accompaniment and Composition Software Features:
  • Easy-to-use music making software for PC
  • Audio to Chords, Reharmonist, Soundtrack, and Lyric Block functions and screens
  • Better soloing and rhythm playing, that are influenced by the key signature as well as the chords
  • Integrated support for the Fretlight LED guitar learning system
  • Option for a "Simpler" arrangement on some RealTracks, which avoid embellishments
  • Feature for fills, turnarounds, post fills and odd/even bars to be at the right place
  • Better playing on the "V" chord
  • Improved handling of CAug, CmAug, and C7+ chords
  • RealTracks offers more fluid playing for complex chords
  • Notation enhancement - patch names displayed on notation, leadsheet and printout
  • StylePicker List Enhanced, with separate categories for RealTracks Genres
  • MIDI Driver Dialog Enhanced
  • Enhanced "Chords - Search And Replace" Functionality
  • Hotkeys added in the menus
  • Support for 64-bit VST Plugins (using jBridge, not included)
  • Video-Tutorial buttons to various dialogs (over 40!), with helpful tutorials
  • Automatic program update notification and downloads
The PG Music Band-in-a-Box makes it easier than ever to create music!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Software Type Music Composition and Arrangement
Platform PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Boxed
Academic Version Yes
Bit Depth 32-bit/64-bit
Format Standalone
Supported Audio Formats WAV, AIFF
Hardware Requirements - PC 2GB RAM or more recommended
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Manufacturer Part Number PG-BBMP-W-LP5

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