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. Live audio tracks can be created using RealDrums and RealTracks.Previously the MIDI styles were based on C7 chord patterns that were repeated over every chord, but MIDI SuperTracks are based on actual playing by studio musicians so you’ll hear realistic sounds using MIDI. There are 46 MIDI SuperTracks in 3 sets (Pop, Country and Jazz) with piano, organ, and bass.The new batch audio function let’s you generate audio files (M4A, MP4, or AIFF) for an entire folder of songs in a single step and easily transfer songs from your Mac to the iPhone version of Band-in-a-Box and much more.RealTracks have been enhanced with new RealCharts for existing bass RealTracks, more Simple Variation RealTracks and more.Plus great new Notation features The notation features in Band-in-a-Box 2012.5 for Mac have been completely rewritten and updated. These updates include enhanced Notation windows, a Lead Sheet window, note-based lyrics, Jazz font notation and chords, guitar and bass tablature, and a Big Lyrics window – over 100 features and updates in all
NEW 101 more RealTracks with great new Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Country Styles.
31 Jazz RealTracks: Cuban RealTracks made with Rebeca Maulen including full instrumentation for Son Montuno and Bolero (piano, percussion, baby bass, tres guitar, guitar), Jazz Funk Movin styles, Mike LeDonne Jazz Waltz Organ, and Dixieland medium tempo rhythm section.
34 Country RealTracks: Modern Dance Pop, John Jarvis Piano styles, and more Texas Blues and Rock n Roll with Brent Mason and Sol Philcox.
36 Rock-Pop RealTracks: John Jarvis Country, Praise and Worship Modern Groove, Country Boogie, Western Swing Soloists, and Killer Soloists.
Band-in-a-Box 2012.5 has 15 new features and enhancements
Weve enhanced the MIDI style generation, by adding a new engine that generates MIDI SuperTracks. Instead of MIDI styles based on C7 chord patterns that get repeated over every chord, the MIDI SuperTracks are based on actual playing by studio musicians. Play the SuperTracks using your MIDI synth, or export as MIDI file to your favorite DAW (GarageBand etc.) for further editing or changing plug-in sounds to get a great sound using MIDI. We include 3 new MIDI SuperTracks sets (Pop, Country, and Jazz) with piano, organ, and bass MIDI SuperTracks 46 MIDI SuperTracks in all.
All-new Notation features
The notation features in Band-in-a-Box 2012.5 have been completely rewritten and updated. These updates include enhanced Notation windows, a Lead Sheet window, note-based lyrics, Jazz font notation and chords, guitar and bass tablature, and a Big Lyrics window – over 100 features and updates in all
Weve added a huge number of new RealTracks (101), with great new Jazz, Pop, and Country Styles.
Pop 16ths Medium (110) – Full Band. 8 instruments. Bass, Fiddle, Guitar (3), Piano, Drums, Mandolin.
31 New Country RealTracks
Pedal Steel Soloing. 3 styles with Paul Franklin (CMA award winner, Pedal Steel player of the year).
Fancy Fingerpicking by Brent Mason (CMA winner). These fingerpicking parts are intended as the second part to accompany an existing fingerpicking RealTracks, with different voicings, and passing tones.