Band in a Box Pro 2022 (Mac Version)

Band in a Box Pro 2022
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Software for Mac (Download Version) | Click here for the Windows version of Band in a Box

Band in a Box is intelligent automatic backing track software for your computer. Thanks to BIAB, 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.

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 wonder to your timing, say goodbye to your metronome.
  • Band in a Box provides you with 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

  • 600+ hours of studio recording!
  • 550+ 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, ...
  • 56 Jazz RealCombos, 146 Jazz RealTracks, 12 Jazz RealDrums.
  • 150+ 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.
  • 100+ 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.
  • 40+ 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.
  • Languages - BIAB for Mac is available in English, German, French, and Italian.
  • Band-in-a-Box 2022 for Mac is compatible with the Intel and Silicon M1 chip and works on all Mac OS from Snow Leopard (OS 10.6.8) to Monterey (OS 12.x) inclusive.
  • Much, much more...

New Features of the 2022 Version of Band in a Box

In the next video, you will learn all about the new features and new Realtracks of the 2022 version of Band in a Box:

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 2022 today:

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Comments (58)

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Craig Doerner

where could I find the operating manual for the windows version? I would like to make sure that I am capable of using it.

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Dirk

Hi Craig, you can find the manual here: https://www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2022full/index.htm

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Craig Doerner

Must I buy additional Software to install it on a windows 7 OS? I am technologically challenged at times. Where could I find the instructions to use the sofeware. thx.

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Dirk

You don't need any additional software.

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Ulf

Comes this version also with the free Bonus PAK, which is offered on pgmusic.com, if I purchase before July 15?

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Dirk

Hi Ulf, yes, the free Bonus PAK is included.

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David Alzofon

Hi Dirk,

How much space does BIAB consume on a Windows platform (Windows 10 currently).

Thanks.

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Dirk

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

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ZANUCK LINDSEY

Aloha. Can I make mp3 copies of my tracks and send them to my students to practice or do they need to own their own BIAB?

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Dirk

Hi Lindsey, yes, you can export your songs as .mp3 to send to your students.

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Bob

Hi Dirk. Will the BIAB software run on a 32-bit system under Windows 7, or only suitable for a 64-bit system? Thank you, Bob

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Dirk

Hi Bob! Yes, BIAB 2022 will run on Windows 7 32-bit.

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laurent

Hello, is BIAB compatible with MacBook Pro MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6? Do I need windows?

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Dirk

Hi Laurent, BIAB is compatible with your OS (the minimum requirement for Mac is OS X 10.6). There is a Windows version and a Mac version of BIAB. Here is the Mac version: https://www.jazzguitar.be/store/band-in-a-box-mac.php

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Mourad Rahali

Hi, I have two computer one IMac with catalina os and the second is Mac book pro with Mojave. Can i install BIAB on the two machines. Thanks for your answer.

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Dirk

Hi Mourad! Yes, you can install BIAB on both your machines at the same time.

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Kim Jorgensen

Can you drop out the bass so I can use it as a tool,to practice playing bass?

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Dirk

Hi Kim, sure, you can mute any instrument you like.

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Jean-Pierre

Hi I have been using BIAB for many many years now, it is a great tool for practicing, as the band does not complain, all the musicians arrive on time and you can change the key, the style and the tempo on the fly :-). It does not replace a live setting but it is great. Over the last couple years I have been into Gypsy Jazz guitar and the Realtracks that that BIAB has (recorded by Gonzalo Bergara an John Jorgenson) are really good...

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Paulo Tavares

That part "as the band does not complain, all the musicians arrive on time and you can change the key, the style and the tempo on the fly :-)" made me laugh so loud, Jean-Pierre!!!! Awesome comment.

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Arv

Hi Dirk, I have been meaning to buy this for a while. I have a question, can I custom design a track? Like throw in a drum roll or change the rhythm pattern (like using a cymbal for a few bars and moving it to the high hat or creating some emphasis etc.)? This is for backing tracks for my guitaring... Thanks!

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Dirk

Hi Arv, yes, you can custom design a track and do the variations you mention.

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Gary

What is the minimum version of Macos required for BIAB Pro 2021?

Thank you.

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Dirk

The minimum requirement for Mac is OS X 10.6 or higher.

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John MacLean

Does it work with Windows 7?

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Dirk

Hi John, yes, BIAB works on Windows 7.

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Adrian

Hi Dirk ,You mention this version (pro) in soloist mode can bring in BIAB solo improvs in the style of some of the great jazz guitarists... does the system include notation and maybe tab as well for this? that would be an excellent learning tool .

Is the Pro version the one I need for jazz guitar practice etc , I ask as I was put off by the customer service who recommended a Much more expensive version for jazz costing nearly 4 times as much !

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Dirk

Hi Adrian! Yes, you can show notation/tabs for the soloist.

I recommend starting with the Pro version, you can always buy more styles if needed.

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MJ

Greetings, is it possible to export created tracks to a looper like an RC5?

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Dirk

Hi MJ! Yes, you can export the BIAB tracks as wavs and import these into your looper.

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Andreas

Running natively on M1 Macs?

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Dirk

Hi Andreas! Yes, BIAB is compatible with Mac M1.

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Michael Mirabal

Thanks Dirk!

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Vesa Walldén

How can I get the same number of tunes as you get with iRealPro?

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Dirk

Hi Vesa, there are lots of websites with BIAB songs. You can also download this file, the Realbook for BIAB: https://www.jazzguitar.be/files/The-Realbook-for-BIAB.zip

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Roderick Camelia

Hi Dirk,

my question is: once I've downloaded the software, is there a way to access it from other computers, or can I access it only from the computer where it has been downloaded from?

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Dirk

Hi Roderick, you can install on three computers at a given time. Save the download link, so you know where to download on your other computers. Just make sure you keep your key-code somewhere so you can use it to register your new install.

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Andreas Gehrmann

Hello Dirk, I have one question: Is it possible with this download-version to change the language of this program to German?

Greetings

Andreas

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Dirk

Hi Andreas, yes, there is a German version of Band in a Box.

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