Band in a Box Pro 2019 (Mac Version)

Band in a Box Pro 2019
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Price: $124.99

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Band in a Box is intelligent automatic accompaniment software for your computer. Thanks to this software you can practice guitar with a virtual band, making your practice routines more effective and fun.

Band in a Box automatically generates a complete arrangement for any chord progression, with piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns.

You can input any song you want in Band in a Box. You can even download a file that contains all songs of the Real Book.

Click here for the Windows version of Band in a Box

Band in a Box automatically generates a complete arrangement for any chord progression, with piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns.

You can input any song you want in Band in a Box. You can even download a file that contains all songs of the Real Book.

Click here for the Windows version of Band in a Box

Band in a Box is easy to use, here's how it works:

  1. You type in chords using standard chord symbols (Dm7, Bm7b5, G7#9b13, ...)
  2. Choose a style (bossa, jazz, jazz waltz, blues, fusion, Django style, Sinatra style, pop, rock, samba, ...)
  3. Set the tempo.
  4. Push the play button.

Video Introduction

Band in a Box makes your guitar practice more effective & fun:

  • Practicing with Band in a Box does wonders to your timing, say goodbye to your metronome.
  • Band in a Box provides you a realistic context in which your music is intended to be performed.
  • Practicing scales and arpeggios becomes fun again. By having a harmonic background, otherwise boring exercises sound like real music.
  • Band in a Box is ideal for speed training. By gradually increasing the tempo of your exercises step by step you can increase your speed in a systematic way.
  • You can practice improvising over chord progressions and jazz standards in a realistic way.
  • You can experiment with chord substitutions in a realistic way because you can actually hear what is going on.
  • You can work out chord voicings by eliminating the piano. You take over the accompaniment while Band in a Box plays bass, drums and melody.
  • You can practice sight reading (from the on-screen traditional notation, as well as guitar tabs).
  • You can record and listen to yourself playing along with the accompaniment (you'd be surprised, it's like looking in the mirror).
  • You will get new ideas by using the soloist or melodist.
  • You will be better prepared for jams or rehearsals.
  • Band in a Box is a tremendous motivation boost!

Features

  • 200+ RealTracks - Jazz Ballads, Bebop, Bossa Nova, Smooth Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz Swing Band, Slow Jazz Quartet, Jazz Swing, Crooner, Blues, Pop, Rock, Country, Reggae, Folk, Praise & Worship, ...
  • 100+ Soloists - Select the soloist button, choose an artist (Pat Metheny, George Benson, Parker, Django Reinhardt, ...) and Band in a Box automatically generates a solo in the style of your chosen artist over your chord progressions.
  • 60+ Melodists - Same concept as the soloist, but for melodies.
  • Virtual Guitar Track - You can see every note that's played on a virtual guitar neck.
  • Guitar Tabs - Besides traditional notation and Real Book style chord input, there are guitar tabs as well.
  • Real Drums - The drum track is made of full recordings of real drums, no computer-sounding Midi drums. The recordings were done by professional jazz drummers.
  • Reharmonist - Generates a chord progression based on your melody, in the style you choose.
  • Chords from mp3 - Load in any mp3 or wav and Band in a Box finds out the chords for you. Astonishing!
  • Recording - Record your guitar improvisations and replay them with accompaniment.
  • Printing - Print lead sheets with repeats, codas, endings, ...
  • Burn & export - Put your recordings or accompaniments on CD or export them to mp3 to post online.
  • Much, much more...

The good news is that you can get all this for the price of about 8 play-along cds. Band in a Box is easy to install and operate. Technical support from the publisher is excellent, help is available in the evenings and on weekends - definitely an added bonus for busy musicians.

With the help of Band in a Box you can improve your guitar playing in an fun and effective way.

Click the button below to download Band in a Box 2019 today:

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Price: $124.99

Comments (19)

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Noble

I am in Ghana how can I get it?

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Dirk

Ni Noble, this is the download version of BIAB, no shipment is involved.

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Roderick Camelia

Should the computer have a certain amount of RAM and a certain amount of GB available?

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Dirk

Hi Roderick, these are the minimum requirements:

* Minimum 1GB RAM (2GB+ recommended)

* Minimum 1.0 GHz processor (2GHz+ multicore recommended)

* 1GB free hard disk space for a minimal install (15GB+ recommended)

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Don Rowell

Is there support for IOS?

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Dirk

Hi Don, if you have the Mac version of BIAB, you can download an iOS app that allows you to download songs, including chordsheets and audio from your Mac over a wifi network. You cans also see the chordsheets and play the songs that you downloaded on your iPhone.

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brianna tyler

Dirk

The add states for windows or Mac . Im running on chrome book is this compatible

Brea

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Dirk

Sorry Brea, BIAB is not compatible with Chromebook.

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Otto Zeides

Hello Dirk,

thank you for the introduction of this great tool.

I have used it in the past. The capabilities are ever increasing. Which is very good. The only complaint i have is: there is to my knowledge no upgrade path. Every time a new version comes out you start as a new customer if i'm not mistaken. I have started long time ago with a bunch of floppy disks (yes i'm that old).

Anyhow, i can recommend this program.

Cheers, Otto

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Dirk

Hi Otto, there are upgrade options if you own a previous version of Band in a Box.

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Brice

I use a Digitech's Trio+ pedal powered by Band In A Box. Could I transfer the tracks I'd create on the Mac version to my Digitech pedal with the memory card?

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Dirk

Hi Brice, I don't think you can transfer songs from BIAB to your Digitech Trio+. I'm not completely sure though, best check with Digitech support. The Trio+ uses BIAB styles, but the software version of BIAB can do a lot more compared to the Trio pedal.

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chet Campbell

Mmmm sounds like not only a great practice tool but also a good recording tool for originals.. I will be getting this in the near future!

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Mark F

Chet, not really for "recording"; arranging, yes. But, that said, you can create a rhythm track them import into a DAW where you record your instrument (guitar) and vocals. I used Band-in-a-Box just last week to play a 30 minute set of Christmas Music for an outdoor event. So much more interesting than just me on guitar.

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Harri Keinonen

Can I do tempo maps, slowing endings, faster choruses, etc.?

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Dirk

Hi Harri, yes, you can do tempo maps.

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Rick

Impressive capability and live sounds! Any idea how much hard drive space is required to install?

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Dirk

Hi Rick, you need 1GB free disk space for a minimal install, but 15GB+ is recommended.

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John Payne

Great jazz backup sounds. Been using it live on laptop for restaurant guitar gigs for years.

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Griz

Is this a downloadable program like Transcribe or do we receive hardcopies on CD or other media? If downloadable, can we use it on multiple PCs, e.g. office desktop and practice room laptop?

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Dirk

Hi Griz, yes, it's a downloadable program and you can use it on multiple devices.

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Hector

Hi, what a impressive program! it is possible to print a realbook like score sheet? and the most important to me, there is some samba jazz soloist realtrack available with some example on line?

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Dirk

Hi Hector, yes, you can print out Realbook-like lead sheets. There are several Latin-style Realtracks included, such as samba and bossa.

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Kurt Gabriel

Is there a German Version?

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Dirk

Hi Kurt, yes there is a German version of BIAB.

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Ian Ross

Lefty friendly?

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Kit Grey

Yes there are no grids, it's chord symbols so all good.

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Mevzelj Zeljko

Sounds from instruments are included in the price or I have to buy them separately.

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Dirk

Hi Zeljko, yes 200+ Realtracks are included.

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Ake GisslerGi

Can I use just the drum or bass track?

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Dirk

Sure, Ake, you can mute any instrument you like.

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Joachim

Painful to know that machines do far better than me, even form a creativity point of view.

Also a bit like the race between "The Hare and the Hedgehog".

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Roberto Márquez

Can I make a backing track and export it in WAV format to my Boss Loop Station?

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Dirk

Sure Roberto, you can export to wav...

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fidanza max

C'est vrai

Band in a Box est le meilleur logiciel pour les musiciens car il sait tout faire

Bravo et merci à PG Music

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