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PG Music BluegrassPAK 2009 for Windows   

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The PG Music BluegrassPAK 2009 for Windows includes Band-in-a-Band 2009 music software and PG Music's Soloist Set 5: Bluegrass Soloing. PG Music Band...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great way for bluegrass lovers to make music on their computer.

The PG Music BluegrassPAK 2009 for Windows includes Band-in-a-Band 2009 music software and PG Music's Soloist Set 5: Bluegrass Soloing.

PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2009
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. The software automatically generates a complete, professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns in a wide variety of popular styles. Band-In-A-Box software's RealDrums and RealTracksLive create real audio tracks.

Band-in-a-Box is powerful and creative music composition software 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, a live performance Conductor window, Medley Maker, and 24 substyle Multistyles. Soloist and 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 adds even more live session musicians, bringing the entire Band-in-a-Box arrangement to life. 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.

The inclusion of digital audio features makes Band-in-a-Box the perfect tool for creating, playing, and recording your music with MIDI, vocals, and acoustic instruments. Band-in-a-Box for Windows also records acoustic instruments or voice to add to your compositions, with processing through its own DirectX audio effects. Built-in TC Helicon audio harmonies turn your audio track into multiple harmony parts or adjust its pitch, with vibrato and scooping effects for realistic vocal styles and up to 16 choral parts.

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 Windows Media File (or in any other compressed formats you have) for a file that's Internet-ready. You'll have even more fun making automatic medleys, playing your favorite song lists in the Band-in-a-Box Jukebox, and singing along to your Karaoke files with CDG graphics.

PG Music Soloist Set 5: Bluegrass Soloing
These soloists play authentic bluegrass solos on banjo, flatpick guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and piano. Type in the chords to your favorite bluegrass tune, pick a style, and press the SOLO button. In less than a minute, you'll have a 5-piece bluegrass band playing rhythm and trading hot licks—helping you to get the place hoppin'. The soloists can stay on one instrument, or switch among the 5 Bluegrass instruments every 4, 8 or 32 bars —just like a real bluegrass band.

FEATURES
Band-in-a-Box 2009
  • Use standard symbols to enter chords for your song into the Chord Sheet window—it only takes 3 minutes to enter chords for a typical song
  • Arrange and edit your song using automatic intros, endings, style variation, drum fills, and much more
  • Choose styles from a wide variety of genres using the searchable and informative StylePicker window
  • When you play your song, Band-in-a-Box generates an original, pro-quality arrangement using the style of your choice
  • You can loop parts of the song, transpose each chorus, play along with your keyboard, more
  • RealDrums can replace the MIDI drum track in any style with real recordings of top studio Jazz/Rock/Country drummers
  • RealTracks which uses audio recordings of actual musicians, can be added to any song giving it an ultra-realistic feel
  • Melodist can create an entire original song from scratch, including chords, melody, arrangement, solo, intro, and title
  • Medley Maker lets you combine multiple BIAB song files into one continuous performance
  • Soloist will automatically create and play original, pro-quality solos in the genre and style of your choice
  • Automatic harmonization of Melody track, Soloist track, or live playing on Thru channel—select from over 200 included harmony types, with 2- to 5-part harmonies
  • Render your songs to WAV/MP3/WMA for further editing in other programs, for use on the internet, or to make audio CDs of your music
  • Audio Chord Wizard automatically figures out chords in MP3/WAV/WMA files and CD-Audio tracks, and displays them
  • Record your own MIDI part to the Melody or Soloist track from a MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar, or MIDI wind controller
  • Notation Window displays chords and lyrics, as well as musical notation for all instrument tracks
  • Notation Window's 'Editable' and 'Staff Roll' modes allow you to quickly and easily enter or edit notation and lyrics
  • You can view and edit all MIDI and lyric events in the Melody and Soloist tracks using the Event List Editor
  • The versatile Lead Sheet window allows you to view multi-line, full-page notation, lyrics, and chords in typical lead-sheet style
  • Songs can be printed, producing a lead-sheet style printout, or you can save the song as a graphics file
  • Piano Roll Window allows you to edit your tracks using an intuitive graphical window similar to those in many sequencer programs
  • Sequencer Window lets you control multichannel Melody or Soloist tracks, selecting the patch and volume for each channel, and more
  • Record an audio track along with your BIAB song, then edit the track, adding audio effects, and harmonies
  • Use the TC Helicon Harmonizer to create up to 4-part audio harmonies on recorded vocals or another audio parts
  • Load and save many different types of files, including standard files like MID, KAR, WAV, WMA, MP3, and CD-A
  • SongPicker window provides an easy way to organize, search, and open all of your BIAB songs
  • You can export your songs as standard MIDI files, enabling you to play or edit them with other software
  • MIDI File Chord Wizard will analyze any MIDI file, figure out the chords, and import chords and melodies
  • Reharmonizing a song with the Chord Substitution Wizard is a fun, educational way to perform or practice a familiar song in a new way
  • Melody Embellisher adds notes (e.g. grace notes) and effects (e.g. vibrato) to the Melody track, making it more lively and realistic
  • Reharmonist automatically develops chord progressions in the genre of your choice, based only on the melody
  • Jukebox will load and play an entire folder of songs—great for listening, practicing, and live performances
  • Conductor Window allows complete control of your song while it is playing by pressing hotkeys on your computer or MIDI keyboard—excellent for live performances
  • SoundTrack Generator will create royalty-free music of a specified length for you to use in home videos, presentations, jingles, etc.
  • Big Piano window can display the notes of any track on a resizable piano keyboard
  • Animated Guitar Fretboard window displays any track on guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and violin fretboards
  • Guitarist can intelligently create a guitar chord solo based on an existing melody track, using correct guitar fret positions
  • Guitar Tuner includes a tone generator, a pitch meter, fine-adjustment controls, a hum filter, and more
  • Improve your ear using the Interval and Chord Tutor modules in the Ear Training Window
  • Pitch Invasion is an easy, fun to play, arcade-style music game, designed to teach you to recognize specific pitches from a variety of instruments and octave ranges
  • Music Replay is another ear-training game designed to teach you to recognize and play back melodies and rhythms
  • Practice Window is where many features and add-ons useful to learning are launched
  • StyleMaker lets you create your own new styles from scratch or edit existing styles
  • Hybrid StyleMaker lets you make a new style by combining instruments from different styles
  • StyleWizard auto-creates a BIAB style from a MIDI file—no knowledge of the StyleMaker is required
  • MultiStyles can have anywhere from 4 to 24 substyles
  • MIDI Monitor displays a listing of data received from computer MIDI Input and/or BIAB output—useful for educational or diagnostic purposes
  • Animated Drum Kit Window features a 3D display of a complete drum kit
  • Use the Big Lyrics Window for a Karaoke style display of chords and lyrics while your songs are playing
  • BIAB will play through an internal or external MIDI synthesizer of your choice, including DXi and VSTi synthesizers
  • Many specialized MIDI options are available, which can help you customize BIAB to make the most of your specific MIDI setup
  • BIAB's look is customizable with various chord sheet fonts, colors, floating/dockable toolbars, and more
  • Use the Vocal Wizard to transpose any song to the best key for your vocal range—ideal for vocal practice, karaoke, and live performances
  • Chord Builder lets you hear and build chords up by clicking on the root, extension, and alternate slash root if applicable
  • Using MIDI Chord Detection, play any chord on your MIDI keyboard, and BIAB will recognize it instantly and insert it onto the Chord Sheet
  • The Transpose dialog has options that will automatically transpose live playback to a different key, transpose a song every chorus, and more.
  • BIAB can automatically add a smooth fadeout to the end of your song
  • The Find File feature allows you to search for BIAB files using keywords
  • Supports entry, display, and printout of song forms using repeats, 1st/2nd endings, and DC/DS al coda
  • The Track-to-Track Copy dialog allows you to freeze BIAB-generated tracks by copying them to the Melody track, and more
  • There are many options to customize the count-in and metronome sounds according to your preferences
  • Descriptive hints and keyboard shortcuts throughout the program, a comprehensive help file and manual, and dedicated customer support help make it easy to use
New features for RealBand 2009
  • Loop Record enhanced
  • Insert Volume Change command in Tracks Win right-click menu.
  • MIDI Guitar Cleanup Wizard enhanced
  • Chords Window enhanced
  • Kwik Copy: sections can be easily copied using the "K" "KwikCopy" command.
  • Chords can now be entered while the song is playing, allowing you to fix chords on the fly
  • BB Track generation now has Volume changes/Mute at any bar/Fadeout options similar to the BIAB F5 Dialog
  • Drag/Drop sections in Chords Window
  • Easy entry of boxed section Text
  • Mouse scroll wheel support for event list and notation
  • Part markers display on Bars Window with colored box at top and thicker squares in that measure's column, to help identify sections of the song
  • Markers window: double-click editing of fields implemented, and edit button to to make editing easier
  • File Utilities: Tempo calculator dialog
  • Wider field for the Track Names within bars window
  • Audio Effects Sub Menu in Tracks Window
  • Find Lyrics Button on Big Lyrics Window
  • Individual track exclusions to Shots/Rests/Held-Chords in Chords Window
  • Clicking on a different BB track will change the track of the LeadSheet
  • Patch names displayed on the Notation Window
  • Artist Names and Bios for RealTracks
  • RealTracks dialog improved with additional information
  • RealTracks dialog can now list styles and demo songs that use the RealTracks
  • RealTracks improved arrangements
  • Improved RealDrums at certain tempos
  • RealDrums Made By You (Or Others) that are added by you to the RealDrums folder now appear in the RealDrums Picker dialog
  • More
Soloist Set 5: Bluegrass Soloing
  • Bluegrass banjo, flatpick guitar, mandolin, fiddle and piano solos
  • 16th note bluegrass and 8th note bluegrass swing soloing
  • Enhanced soloist options that allow the program to change soloists every 4 or 8 bars, just like a real bluegrass band
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SPECIFICATIONS

BluegrassPAK 2009 for Windows

  • System Requirements
  • Windows 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / Vista
  • Memory (RAM): Minimum 128MB
  • Hard Disk space: Minimum 400 MB
  • PC Sound Card or MIDI module
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