PG Music Band-in-a-Box

2023 Build 1013
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1.91 GB
2023 Build 1013
Windows x32 / x64
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PG Music Band-in-a-Box Overview

PG Music Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your multimedia computer. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from “nothing” to “something” in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your “on demand” backup band.

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, automatically generating a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns in a wide variety of popular styles plus optional live audio tracks with RealDrums and RealTracks.

Band-in-a-Box is a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback.

PG Music Band-in-a-Box Features

There are over 70 new features in Band-in-a-Box 2023!
This includes many major new features. There are Partial Track Re-Generations, with an on-screen Regeneration Panel and an Always Different setting to get up to 40 variations on any RealTracks. Undo – Track Generation and Undo – Song Generation is added. You can now copy, cut, paste, delete, insert, and do other editing functions to the RealTracks/RealDrums tracks, while preserving the ability for the tracks to re-generate new material. Auto-Save Song prevents data loss. Playable Tracks are enhanced for Playable RealTracks (404 new Sforzando sounds, 700 total – all with Audio Demos), and now include Playable RealDrums, MIDI SuperTracks and MIDI tracks. There are now RealTracks Stems, separate isolated tracks available for multi-track RealTracks like Horns (e.g., Crooner, Blues), Vocals, and String Quartets. Master Track Volume Automation for fadeouts, crescendos etc. added.

SynthMaster Player synth included, with modern/techno sounds. Audio Input monitoring to hear your Audio Input (e.g., electric guitar with effects) through to Audio Out. Arpeggiator sounds available. EZ Selection of your RealTracks/RealDrums Folders. Help for “Style not Found” providing info and lists of substitutes. Generate Intros using Song Chords. RealDrums Fills control, Enhancements for StylePicker – Preview, Prototypes and Rebuild, and much more!

The Band-in-a-Box 2023 DAW Plugin offers over 40 exciting new features and enhancements, including Drum Stems (separate tracks from the different microphones used during the actual recording sessions), 4 color schemes to choose from, enhanced chord settings, improved undo/redo operation, “Rebuild StylePicker” notification whenever rebuild is required, EZ RealTracks/RealDrums Folder Locations dialog, and more!

File Information

Year/Date of Release : 2023
Developer : PG Music
Developer website : PG Music
Bit depth : 32bit / 64 bit
Interface language : Multi
Tablet : present

System Requirements

– Windows: 11/10/8/7 (32 or 64-bit)
– Minimum 1GB RAM (2GB+ recommended)
– Minimum 1.0 GHz processor (2GHz+ multicore recommended)
– 1GB free Hard Disk space for a minimal install (15GB+ recommended)
– 1024×768 screen resolution (1360×768+ recommended)
– Sound card or MIDI module.

What's new

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box Version 2023 Build 1013 (since 1010)
- Fixed: Changing songs would auto-hide tracks in the Mixer when it shouldn't.
- Fixed: The most recently loaded scheme was not checked under Load Scheme.
- Fixed: Songs weren't loading properly after using Freeze All.
- Fixed: The Freeze All button might appear to be engaged when starting a new song.
- Fixed: Possible crash when cancelling Print to PDF.
- Fixed: RD and RT favorites list weren't showing if no recent RD/RT were found.
- Fixed: In Audio Edit when copying/pasting, if the start point of your selection is before bar 1 there's an "out of range" error. Should be possible to copy/paste a "pick-up" in bar 0
- Fixed: Chord Output dialog DEFAULT button wasn't working.
- Fixed: RealDrums Picker wasn't adding to recently used RealDrums if track was not drums.
- Fixed: Writing chords to a track sometimes used old chords.
- Fixed: RealTracks picker context menu "Select/Edit Favorites & Recent" did not work properly.
- Fixed: Generating a single RealTrack was not undoable.
- Fixed: RealDrums shot & push decibel offsets settings were not working properly.
- Fixed: Using Copy From/To always copies the Bar Lyrics, even if the Lyrics checkbox is unchecked.
- Fixed: Undoing Copy From/To required 2 undo steps for lyrics.
- Fixed: Updating the filter in the RealTracks picker was removing the currently selected RealTrack.
- Fixed: Issues with "Auto Show/Hide Tracks When Starting Playback, or Changing Styles" setting.
- Fixed: If asked to load the auto-saved song when launching, the auto-saved song is not loaded.
- Fixed: Track Actions > Erase Track should erase style elements eg embedded RealTracks or RealDrums.
- Fixed: Writing chords to a track sometimes used old chords.
- Fixed: Dropping on the drop station would fail if the DragDrop folder was missing.
- Fixed: Plugins are lost when generating song if there are more than just A/B part markers in the song.
- Fixed: Edit > Undo Tracks Generation did not work for RealDrums.
- Fixed: Selecting RealTracks was not undoable.
- Fixed: Selecting RealDrums was not undoable.
- Fixed: Select/Edit Favorites & Recent menu item in the RealTracks picker did not work.
- Fixed:[DAWPlugin] Selecting a custom RealDrums or RealTracks folder location might crash the program.
- Fixed:[DAWPlugin] Custom RealTracks path is displaying in all caps in the rebuild dialog.
- Updated: Documentation (manuals, help file, tips).

Summary of changes for DAW Plugin build 5.5.6
- Fixed: MicroChord label text is not visible.
- Fixed: Plugin not finding correct folder paths.
- Fixed: Plugin does not remember custom SavedTracks folder location.
- Fixed: Crash when attempting to generate after deleting saved folder paths file.
- Fixed: AU Plugin not passing validation in Logic.
- Added: Text when scanning for synthesize.
- Added: Visual transpose now displayed beside key (ie:C+9)
- Fixed: Visual transpose did not show option to transpose down 1 semi-tone (+11 or -1)
- Fixed: Solo/Mute sometimes not working on MIDI tracks
- Fixed: Some MIDI Style demos show error trying to generate "Instrument 68"
- Fixed: Changed default value of "Action for New Session" to <<none>>
- Fixed: Plugin incorrectly shows dialog to delete drum stems when loading song with drum stems
- Fixed: Inserting bar multiple times changes layout of chords
- Fixed: Bar highlighting always includes lead-in
- Fixed: Current chorus never changes when auditioning song with multiple choruses
- Fixed: Song tags not working correctly
- Fixed: Auditioning tracks with "send midi to embedded synth" on and lead-in changed produces static
- Added: Visual count-in when playing through DAW

Summary of changes for RealBand 2023(6)
- Added: checkbox in File Preferences that will enable the saving of all VSTi/DXi synth instances to .SEQ files even if they are in default slots.
- Fixed: Undo for generation of individual RealTracks or RealDrums wasn't working correctly.
- Fixed: Small chance of an access violation occurring during Undo if the existing song had non-default DXi/VSTi synths.
- Fixed: when visiting the Style Picker, the listbox would not be set to the current RB style.
- New: Right Click Menu in Tracks Window will now hide the MIDI-specific commands when the track is an audio track, and hide the audio-specific commands if the track is a MIDI track.
- Fixed: Auto-detection of guitar tracks in the Notation Window is now less likely to mistake a non-guitar track for a MIDI guitar track.
- Fixed: When running in 4k, Tracks Window would not maximize fully.
- Added: MIDI submenu to the right click menu when the track is a MIDI track.

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