PG Music Band in a Box UltraPlus Pak 2017 MAC
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 UltraPlusPAK version includes:
Ships preinstalled and ready to use a high-speed USB 2.0 hard drive
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.
RealTracks are audio instruments that
replace the MIDI track with actual recordings of top studio
Jazz/Rock/Country musicians! These are not “samples” of single
instrument hits; they are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a
time, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box
tracks. We have a huge library of RealTracks available, including lots
of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Folk and Bluegrass styles.
Best of all, you use these instruments like regular styles. Many
of them offer a “simpler” option that plays a less busy or embellished
arrangement, and we include
“Direct Input” (clean
signal) guitar RealTracks so you can generate files with a clean guitar,
and then, using your DAW (e.g. GarageBand), you can add custom amp and
F/X settings using the
AmpliTube CS guitar amp and effects simulator that is included.
sound more natural over a wide range
of tempos with the élastique Pro V2 time stretching engine by
zplane.development. This is built-in, so there’s nothing you need to
do. Your songs will just “sound better” over a much wider range of keys
By simply choosing a
RealStyle, you will hear your new or existing songs played by real instruments, with a dramatic improvement in sound
and musicality. You can even have your old MIDI styles automatically
replaced with the equivalent RealStyle (if installed). And of course
the number of RealTracks and RealStyles keeps growing.
Many of the RealTracks have
RealCharts; this allows
you to see notation and correct guitar tab/fretboard display, a great
help for learning from the top pros performing on the RealTracks.
RealDrums replace the MIDI Drum track with actual
recordings of top studio Jazz/Rock/Country drummers! Again, these are
not “samples” of single drum hits; they are full recordings, lasting
from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing along in perfect sync with the other
Band-in-a-Box tracks. Hundreds of RealDrums styles are available, and
EZ selection of “DrumGrooves” lets you choose different grooves within
For added versatility, you can add your own or 3rd party
loops to any Band-in-a-Box track, or add your favorite MIDITrack from any MIDI style to any track of your current song. The Mixer
window allows you to quickly set volumes, panning, reverb, tone and
patches. The Mixer floats on top of the current window, so you can
place it wherever it’s convenient to make quick and easy adjustments to
your Band-in-a-Box track settings. It features a unique “Combo” slider
for making changes to all tracks at once.
“Chords from MP4” feature (Audio Chord Wizard) automatically figures out the chords from any AIFF, MP4, M4A, or other audio file, and displays them in Band-in-a-Box. Just load in any audio file and you’ll instantly see the chords in Band-in-a-Box. The Audio Wizard also figures out tempo, bar lines, key and fine-tuning from the audio file.
Plus, you can Save, Print, and Render your songs! Print out your complete song arrangement as sheet music. With the
Direct Render to Disk feature,
you can save your files directly as audio files (AIFF, M4A, WAV), for
use in other programs (GarageBand, Cubase, etc.), or in Internet
MIDI Styles Sets 0-77: All MIDI Styles Sets, over 2,000 styles.
The UltraPlusPAK version includes over 2,000 MIDI styles in a wide variety of genres!
- 445 Jazz (72 Ballads, 44 Bebop, 10 Big Band, 10 Dixieland, 97 Fusion, 79 Latin, 100 Modern, 44 Smooth Jazz, 170 Swing)
- 772 Rock / Pop (163 Ballads, 78 Blues, 94 British, 108 Country, 61 Dance, 59 Fusion, 89 Hard, 202 Pop, 289 Soft)
- 412 Country (92 Ballads, 37 Bluegrass, 154 Classic, 43 Folk, 170 Rock/Pop)
- 176 Blues
- 70 New Age / Soundtrack
- 56 Classical
- 112 Folk
- 238 Latin
- 49 Hip-Hop
- 127 Funk
- 89 Praise & Worship / Gospel
- 79 R & B / Soul
- 58 Techno
- 86 World / Ethnic
- Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Intel Processor
- Minimum 512 MB RAM
- Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher
- Hard Disk space: Minimum 400 MB for the main
Band-in-a-Box program. 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 UltraPlusPAK/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.
- Optical drive for shipped versions of the MegaPAK or Pro version.