The Band-in-a-Box Pro 2011 MAC MegaPAK ships on 2 DVDs.
The MegaPAK version includes:
- Band-in-a-Box 2011.5
- Mega RealCombos: Over 70 RealTracks instruments in 19 bands and RealDrums Sets 1-6.
- Styles Sets 0-77: All MIDI Styles Sets, over 1500 MIDI styles total.
- Soloist Sets 1-11 & 16-20: Over 300 Soloists.
- Melodist Sets 1-8: Over 200 Melodists.
Band-in-a-Box 2011.5 for Macintosh is here, adding 20 new features to the 50 new features that were included in Band-in-a-Box 2011! Enhancements to the RealTracks include improved timing of RealTracks and RealDrums on Snow Leopard and Lion, support for Pedal Bass, a "Same-but-different RealTracks" feature which ensures that multiple versions of the same RealTrack always play different riffs, smoother playing in waltzes, better pushes and more simple variations.What is Band-in-a-Box?
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.Band-in-a-Box is so easy to use!
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.And that’s not all...
Band-in-a-Box is a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback.
Over the years many features have been added to Band-in-a-Box – Notation and Lyrics, Piano Roll, 16-channel MIDI Multitracks, Harmonization, the StyleMaker and StylePicker, Medley Maker, and 24 –substyle Multistyles. The Soloist and the Melodist are popular “intelligent” features that generate professional solos or even create whole new songs from scratch. RealDrums adds the human element of a live drummer while RealTracks add even more live session musicians, bringing the entire Band-in-a-Box arrangement to life. The Audio Chord Wizard has the amazing ability to analyze, extract, and show the chords from audio recordings on-screen and then write them to the Band-in-a-Box chord sheet.
You can print out your finished creation with lyrics, chords, repeats and endings, DC markings and codas, or save it as a graphics file for web publication or to e-mail to a friend. And when you're ready to let others hear your composition, you can burn it directly to an audio CD. Or save your composition as a Macintosh Media File (or in any other compressed formats you have) for a file that’s “Internet ready.”
Plus, you can Save, Print, and Render your songs! Print out your complete song arrangement, save it as a MIDI file, or render to an AIFF, M4A, or other audio formats, and internet formats.Band-in-a-Box MegaPAK RealCombos: Over 70 RealTracks, in 19 Bands
"RealCombos" are a band of RealTracks and RealDrums in the same style. For example, the Jazz Swing 140 RealCombo includes 5 Real Instruments (Bass, Piano, Guitar, Sax, and Drums) that play at a medium swing 140 bpm tempo. RealCombos can be played at ANY tempo, but sound best near the listed tempo (which they were originally recorded at).