PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro Mac (download)

Accompaniment and Composition Software - Mac
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Amazing Accompaniment and Composition Tool

With 201 new styles played by world-class musicians, PG Music's Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro makes musical accompaniment and song creation easier than ever. Rather than employing samples, Band-in-a-Box Pro 2016's RealTracks yield MIDI-like control of actual audio recordings to deliver incredibly realistic backing tracks. And it's child's play to use - just type in chords, choose a style, and the software does the rest. Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro automatically generates complex, 9-part horn parts, as well as pro-quality piano, bass, drum, guitar, and string arrangements that suit just about any genre. PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro provides everything you need to create your next opus.

PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro at a Glance:
  • Includes 201 new styles for inspired song creation
  • Enhanced StylePicker makes finding styles incredibly easy
  • Layers provide optional rows of information above each bar
Includes 201 new styles for inspired song creation

In addition to its already impressive collection, Band-in-a Box 2016 Pro contains 201 new styles played by world-class musicians including Jon Herington (guitarist for Steely Dan), Danny Gottlieb (drummer for Pat Metheny Group), and Alex Al (bassist for Michael Jackson). The 71 jazz and blues/funk RealTracks include a crooner big band jazz horn set capable of generating complex, 9-part horn arrangements. Blues styles include resonator and baritone guitar RealTracks. The 67 country, folk, and world styles include pedal steel RealTracks along with bent-note pianos and Celtic percussion. The 63 pop and rock RealTracks encompass Top 40-style pop, crunchy rock, old school punk, and everything in between. Surf rock, anyone?

Enhanced StylePicker makes finding styles incredibly easy

Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro's redesigned StylePicker features a re-sizable window and selectable font size, making it easier to see and use. Sort the style list by clicking on a column name. Easily filter by category, time signature, feel, tempo, and more. At Sweetwater, we found Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro's ability to generate a list of styles whose genre, feel, and tempo are similar to a song title we typed especially cool. You can also intelligently sort the best style for your song, listen to a 4-bar preview of your song using a selected style, and hide styles that are missing RealTracks or RealDrums.

Layers provide optional rows of information above each bar

Quickly scan information using Band-in-a-Box 2016 MegaPAK's Layers function. The Bar Lyrics layer provides editable bar-based lyrics. The Section Text layer loads and saves editable text with your song. The Bar Settings layer shows information about upcoming tempo changes, key changes, and more. The additional Chord Display layer shows chords by displaying root notes (Roman Numeral, Nashville Notation, and Solfeggio Notation).

PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro Features:
  • NEW - 201 new Styles played by world-class musicians
  • NEW - Enhanced StylePicker makes style selection a piece of cake
  • NEW - Layers provide optional rows of information above each bar
  • NEW - Updated Audio Edit Window for a speedier workflow
  • NEW - Improved Import Audio feature for easy track building
  • NEW - Overhauled Guitar Window yields simplified guitar tracks
  • Easy-to-use music making software
  • Audio to Chords, Reharmonist, Soundtrack, and Lyric Block functions and screens
  • Better soloing and rhythm playing, 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 Plug-ins using jBridge (not included)
  • Video Tutorial buttons to various dialogs (over 40!) with helpful tutorials
  • Automatic program update notification and downloads
PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2016 Pro makes it easier than ever to create music!

Tech Specs

Software Type Accompaniment software
Platform Mac
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit, 64-bit
Format Standalone
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processor, 2GB RAM or more recommended, 10GB hard drive space (for complete installation)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Manufacturer Part Number BBE60705DL

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