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.
The Pro version includes:
- Band-in-a-Box 2014
- RealBand 2014
- Pro RealCombos: Over 30 RealTracks instruments in 9 bands and RealDrums Set 1.
- MIDI SuperTracks Sets 1-3: a total of 46 MIDI SuperTracks
- MIDI Styles Sets 0-3 plus 100 assorted: Over 300 MIDI styles total.
- MIDI Soloist Set 1: Over 100 MIDI Soloists in a variety of instruments
- MIDI Melodist Set 1: Over 60 MIDI Melodists in a variety of instruments
- Loops Set 1: Nature Sounds and Percussion Loops
- Artist Performance Set 1
Band-in-a-Box Pro RealCombos: Over 30 RealTracks, in 9 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).
MIDI Styles Sets 0-3 plus 100 assorted.
The Pro version includes over 300 MIDI styles total
- 113 Jazz (21 Ballads, 18 Bebop, 3 Big Band, 4 Dixieland, 14 Fusion, 10 Latin, 32 Modern, 2 Smooth Jazz, 64 Swing)
- 200 Rock / Pop (46 Ballads, 28 Blues, 25 British, 21 Country, 19 Dance, 13 Fusion, 20 Hard, 71 Pop, 71 Soft)
- 88 Country (22 Ballads, 6 Bluegrass, 37 Classic, 7 Folk, 34 Rock/Pop)
- 31 Blues
- 24 New Age / Soundtrack
- 3 Classical
- 22 Folk
- 34 Latin
- 9 Hip-Hop
- 27 Funk
- 6 Praise & Worship / Gospel
- 11 R & B / Soul
- 7 Techno
- 10 World / Ethnic
* Note - some styles are listed under more than one genre.
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
And that’s not all...
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, a live performance Conductor window, 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.
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® can also record an
acoustic instrument or voice to add to the composition, with processing
through its own DirectX audio effects. Its built-in TC Helicon audio
harmonies will turn your audio track into multiple harmony parts or
adjust its pitch, with vibrato and scooping effects for realistic vocal
styles and up to sixteen 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.
- Windows 2000 / NT / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 (32 or 64-bit)
- Minimum 512 MB RAM
- Hard Disk space: Minimum 400 MB for the main
Band-in-a-Box and RealBand programs. More space is required for
RealTracks, depending on which package you buy...
- RealTracks & RealDrums: ~100-400 MB per set
- Pro RealCombos: ~2 GB
- MegaPAK RealCombos: ~6 GB
- Full UltraPlus/EverythingPAK when installed to internal hard drive: ~40 GB
- Hard Drive versions of the EverythingPAK or
UltraPlusPAK do not require any hard disk space when run directly from
the external hard drive they are shipped on.
- DVD drive for shipped versions of the MegaPAK or Pro version.
- Sound card or MIDI module