Band in a Box Pro 2021 (Mac Version)

Band in a Box Pro 2021
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Price: $129

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 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

  • 340 hours of studio recording!
  • 340+ 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Much, much more...

New Features of the 2021 Version of Band in a Box

In the next video, you will learn all about the new features and new Realtracks of the 2021 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 2021 today:

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Comments (42)

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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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Manneckey

Hi, can I buy BIAB for both iOS and Windows for the same price or buy differently? I have both Macbook Pro and Windows laptop.

Which OS of Mac is BIAB compatible with?

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Dirk

Hi, if you want to install on both your Mac and your Windows PC, you need two separate licenses. The minimum requirement for Mac is OS X 10.6 or higher.

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Robert

It looks like you get more value for the same money when you buy the windows version (biab 2021) in stead of the Mac version (biab 2020). Or will there be a possibly to upgrade to biab iOS 2021?

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Dirk

Hi Robert, you will be able to upgrade when the new version comes out.

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Dean

Can I make a reggae backing track using BIAB?

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Victor

If I download Band in a Box, but later buy a new computer, will I be able to save the download onto my new computer?

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Dirk

Sure, just make sure you keep your key-code somewhere so you can use it to register your new install.

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Peter Jameson

Hi. Dirk. You're doing great work here to connect us up with this fantastic software – thanks! In the specs above, you mention a lot of the jazz styles and jazz-friendly features...and this IS a jazz guitar website... but this isn't a special, jazz-leaning version of the software, is it? I want to use BIAB for country, rock, blues and other styles as well, so I need the regular product.

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Dirk

Thanks Peter! This is the normal version of BIAB, with all the regular styles included.

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Wellington Farias

My operating system: MAC OS 10.8.5 Lions. I would like to purchase the Band in Box compatible with my system. How should I proceed? Thank you. Wellington Farias

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Dirk

Hi Farias, BIAB 2020 is compatible with your OS (the minimum requirement for Mac is OS X 10.6).

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Frank Hamilton

Hi Dirk,

I need to know. 1. Is BIAB compatible with Catalina on my Mac? 2. Is it a disk or a download? 3. Is it a subscription?

4. Can I use old files that I have with the newest version?

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Dirk

Hi Frank! 1) Yes, BIAB 2020 is compatible with Catalina 2) This is the download version 3) It's a one-time fee, not a subscription 4) Yes, you can load songs from older versions of BIAB. Cheers!

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Patrick Caron

Hello Dirk

Do you know if we can buy jazz standards for Band in a box, and if it's possible to have Band in a box for mac in french (because I'm a French guy);

Cheers,

Patrick

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Dirk

Hi Patrick, Yes, there are websites that sell jazz standards, but there's also a free file available on this page with a lot of jazz standards. There's also a website that sells songs of Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Grant Green (including solos) in BIAB format. And yes, there is a French version of BIAB for Mac (and Windows).

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Nico

I downloaded the zip-file with the Realbook for BIAB, and unpacked it on my MacBook. But how do I add these files to BIAB 2020?

I have just played around a little. My old version, dated 2013, was running on Windows but nowadays I always use a Mac. :-) I wonder how I can add the Realbook files to BIAB for practicing my basslines and knowledge of jazz (I am a double bass player).

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Dirk

Hi Nico, unzip the file to a place you can remember (your desktop for example), then you double-click the files or open them from BIAB by selecting (in the top menu) File > Open... and then navigate to the unzipped folder. Cheers!

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Richard Lunn

BIAB has always been particularly guitar-friendly probably because the creator is the brother of the jazz guitarist Oliver Gannon. Peter Gannon is Oliver Gannon's brother.

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Dirk

Indeed, Richard, Peter Gannon is the creator of BIAB and that's where the name PG Music comes from...

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Patrick Caron

Hi Dirk

How do you load jazz standards on BIAB?

How can we find them?

Thanks from France

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Dirk

Hi Patrick, 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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Kurt Gabriel

Hello Dirk! Please tell me, where can I get the German Version of BIAB and what does it cost? I have already an elder English version, but it's too hard to work with ist.

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Dirk

Hi Kurt, BIAB for Mac is available in English, German, French, and Italian. BIAB for Windows is available in English, Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Russian. Languages can be changed at any time...

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Peter Kolijn

Dirk, is er een Nederlandstalige versie?

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Dirk

Hallo Peter, BIAB voor windows is in het Nederlands te verkrijgen, BIAB voor Mac niet.

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Ralph Hopper

This pricing is extremely good for such a great tool as BIAB. I currently run the 2013 version with a bunch of Real Band files and have not updated since then. Is this actually the full version? Will it 'update' my version or is this a 'start new' kind of thing?

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Dirk

Hi Ralph, yes, this is the full version. There are options available to upgrade your 2013 version.

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Justin Lewis

do I need an internet connection in order to use Band in a Box everyday?

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Dirk

Hi Justin, you need an internet connection to download, but once BIAB is installed, you don't need to be connected

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Rick Borntraeger

I have an older Mac, (running Mavericks OS, which is as far as I have been able to upgrade). Is BIAB compatible with this operating system?

Thanks!

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Dirk

Hi Rick! Yes, the minimum requirement for Mac is OS X 10.6 or higher.

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