Band-in-a-Box is a great and easy music production software! Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you’d like, and Band-in-a-Box does the rest… Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns. RealTracks add the human element of great session musicians to your songs and with 201 more RealTracks available in version 2016 there is over 2,500 hours of studio musicians’ recordings that you can use in your songs!
- The redesigned StylePicker is enhanced with many new features including sizable window, columns sort, selectable font size, 4-bar preview of the current song, and style suggestions based on familiar songs that you type in.
- The Chord Sheet has a new look, feel and customization. The Layers feature offers optional rows of information that appear above each bar. These include a Bar Lyrics layer, Section Text.
- Layer, and an additional Chord Display layer that shows Roman Numeral, Nashville Notation, and Solfeggio Notation.
- 01 more RealTracks (Sets 228-253) available including 24 RealTracks in the Bonus 49-PAK.
- Load and save MusicXML files, Guitar Capo support has been added.
Unbelievable! More than 2,000 RealTracks in the UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK and Audiophile Edition! That’s over 2,500 hours of studio musicians’ recordings that you can use in your song!
Along with Band-in-a-Box® 2016, we’ve released 201 more Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Country Styles. These include:
- 71 NEW Jazz, Blues & Funk RealTracks: There is a new “Crooner” Big Band Jazz Horns RealTracks set, with a complex, 9-part horn section! All 9 horns play together, or you can use the individual horns on their own. There are new sets by world-class, famous musicians such as Jon Herington (guitarist for Steely Dan and others), Danny Gottlieb (drummer for Pat Metheny and others), and Alex Al (bassist for Michael Jackson and others). We also have many new Funk styles, spread over two RealTracks sets. There are also new blues styles, with resonator guitar and baritone guitar RealTracks.
- 67 NEW Country, Folk and World RealTracks: In the world of country, we cover the old and the new! There is a set of modern pedal steel RealTracks, with sounds that you hear all the time on country radio. We also have old-school styles, including a set of “bent-note” piano styles, reminiscent of 50s and 60s classic country. There are also wonderful new folk and world styles, including “Oberkrainer,” a very distinctive and very recognizable sound from the regions around the Alps, featuring horns, accordion and guitar. There are also “Old Time” Americana RealTracks, as well as new Celtic percussion.
- 63 NEW Pop and Rock RealTracks: RealTracks from lite pop, to crunchy rock, to old-school punk are covered with this RealTracks release. We have a set of RealTracks rhythm guitar styles from up-and-coming guitar wizard Zane Carney. Zane is perhaps best known as John Mayer’s guitarist, but also well-established in his own right, and he has recorded 4 new RealTracks styles for Band-in-a-Box. In addition to these, we have modern RnB styles, for people who want a more current sound, and we also have classic punk, very useful brushes and percussion styles, and exciting Surf-Rock!
Band-in-a-Box 2016 for Windows includes version 2016 of RealBand, your All-in-One Audio Workstation and Accompaniment program with more than 30 new features.