The award-winning 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... Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete professional quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar and strings in a wide variety of popular styles. (Jazz, Pop, Country, Classical and more.) With Band-in-a-Box, you can input a typical song in just two minutes. You'll quickly build up a large library of your favorite songs! No external sound source or MIDI System is required - playback through internal soundcard (SoundBlaster, compatibles, QuickTime, external MIDI modules etc).
The MegaPAK contains "the works" - version 2004 PLUS Styles 1-26, all Soloists (1-9), Melodists 1&2, The MIDI Fakebook & PowerGuide Instructional CD-ROM).
Automatically generate professional quality solos- includes 100 Soloists!
Record Melodies using the built-in sequencer or step-time entry.
View/edit the music and lyrics in piano roll or music notation.
Automatically Generate complete songs from scratch, including chords, melodies, intro and even a song title!
Automatically Generate Professional quality Solos - includes 100 soloists!
Harmonize the melody or play along with harmonies in real time.
Create and edit new Songs, Styles, Harmonies, Melodists and Soloists.
Reads and Writes Standard MIDI Files (.MID) so you can transfer your work from/to other music…
Supports General MIDI (GM/GS), soundcards and non-GM modules/synthesizers.
Add-on disks available for songs, Styles, Soloists, Melodists, Harmonies and more!
New Features in Band-in-a-Box Version 2004
Band-in-a-Box 10 for Windows® is here, with over 50 new features making the award winning Band-in-a-Box easier, more powerful, and more fun ...
First off, you'll get "guitar styles" - styles that play and show strummed and picked guitar parts accurately on the guitar fretboard, using your choice of Pop, Jazz, Country, or Folk guitar chording. These are the best sounding guitar styles ever. Then there's the "Guitar Tutor", which shows you real guitar chords on a guitar fretboard along to any song, and in any style. There's also a Chord Substitution Wizard, which can provide you with a choice of applicable substitutions for any chord progression.
The Live Harmonies feature has been enhanced, so that when the program is stopped you can play harmonies that follow the chords you play. There's also a Chord Builder. This feature allows you to hear how a chord sounds before you select it from the popular chord types offered. You'll also want to check out the new "Ear Training Window", which will provide you with endless hours of chord and interval recognition exercises.
The Digital Audio Recording feature has been enhanced; now you can harness the power of the popular DirectX audio plugin format with DirectX support. There's also an Audio Edit Window to allow you to make easy edits and overdubs of your audio track...and when you're ready to let others hear your composition, you can "burn" it directly to an Audio-CD with your CDR or CDRW drive. You can even save your composition in Windows Media Format, leaving you with a file all ready to be uploaded to your Website and played over the Internet-- with great fidelity over a wide selection of streaming rates.
Band-in-a-Box Version 2004 also includes notation printout enhancements such as Print-Preview, Print-to-JPG (e.g., viewable on your Website) and a Print Chords-only fakebook-style leadsheet. And much more...