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Accompaniment/Composition Software with Enhanced Audio and MIDI Features - Mac
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Band-in-a-Box - Fully Loaded!

If you're serious about songwriting, then you can't limit yourself to just a handful of styles. PG Music's Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK for Mac gives you all the tools you need to cover every major music style out there. Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK starts with PG Music's wildly successful Band-in-a-Box songwriting software and adds an impressive collection of content to your library - so much, in fact, that Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK ships to you on its own 160GB USB hard drive. This content includes almost every RealTracks Set, RealDrums Set, Style Set, Soloist Set, and Melodist Set, as well as several others, giving you the ability to easily lay out songs in styles ranging from pop to polka, country to metal, and more!

PG Music Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK for Mac Accompaniment and Composition Software at a Glance:
  • Actual recordings of drummers
  • Authentic audio accompaniment
  • Get chords from audio files
  • Style Sets
Actual recordings of drummers

Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK for Mac features RealDrums. These are audio drum styles that replace the MIDI Drum track with actual recordings of top studio Jazz/Rock/Country drummers. These are not "samples" of single drum hits; they are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK tracks. The results are dramatically better than MIDI; they sound like a real drummer because they are recordings of a real drummer. And adding a real instrument to the mix makes all of the Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK for Mac parts sound more authentic.

Authentic audio accompaniment

Along with RealDrums, there are three additional "Real" instruments, including Real Pedal Steel, Real Acoustic Guitar, and Tenor Sax soloing (RealSax). These tracks replace the MIDI track for that instrument, 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 up to 8 bars, 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.

Get chords from audio 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 UltraPlusPAK for Mac. 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.

Style sets

Inside Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK, there are styles that can have four-plus substyles. While previous versions were limited to two substyles, now there are MultiStyles which allow you to choose more. For example you can have a MultiStyle with four substyles such as First Verse, Verse, Chorus, and Break, usually designated using "a"/"b"/"c"/"d" part markers. Most MultiStyles typically have four substyles, but some Techno Styles have up to 24 substyles. You can also create your own MutliStyles from scratch or by combining existing Styles.

PG Music Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK for Mac Accompaniment and Composition Software Features:
  • Band-in-a-Box 2011.5
  • All available RealTracks - RealTracks Sets 1-136
  • All available RealDrums - RealDrum Sets 1-29
  • All MIDI Styles Sets - Styles Sets 0-77
  • Soloist Sets 1-11 & 16-20
  • Melodist Sets 1-8
  • Ships preinstalled and ready to use on a 160 GB hard drive
  • Audio to Chords, Reharmonist, Soundtrack, and Lyric Block functions and screens
  • Chords from MP3 feature
  • TranzPort wireless controller support
  • Auto-memo generation
  • Chord Breaks function
  • Save as MP3 capability
  • Notation enhancements
  • Batch MP3/WAV/WMA generation
  • Includes Style Sets 03, Soloist Set 1, Melodist Set 1, and RealTracks Set 1
  • RealCharts notation for most RealTracks
  • Some Guitar RealTracks also show guitar tablature
  • RealCharts can be saved to MIDI file or Songs (MGU)
  • Audio Chord Wizard Enhanced
  • Artist Names and Bios for RealTracks.
  • Enhanced Melody Wizard
  • Better soloing and rhythm playing, that are influenced by the key signature as well as the chords
  • 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, since it is usually played as a V7 chord. Options added to allow a RealTrack to treat the V7 chord as a V (useful in rock styles), or to treat all 7th chords as major triads (useful in blues)
  • Improved handling of CAug, CmAug, and C7+ chords
  • RealTracks: more fluid playing for complex (jazz) chords like C7b9b13
  • Notation enhancement - patch names displayed on notation, leadsheet and printout
  • StylePicker List Enhanced, with separate categories for RealTracks Genres (Jazz, Pop, Country, Bluegrass, Blues), over 1,000 entries
  • MIDI Driver Dialog Enhanced.
  • Enhanced "Chords - Search And Replace" Functionality
  • Hotkeys added in the menus
The PG Music Band-in-a-Box UltraPlusPAK makes it easier than ever to create and play great-sounding arrangements on your Mac!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number PG-BBUPP-M

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