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If you're looking for the most comprehensive and highest quality version of PG Music's Band-in-a-Box 2014 for Mac, look no further than the Audiophile Edition with RealBand. This edition offers 205 available RealTracks sets in uncompressed AIFF file format, along with all 29 available RealDrum sets, also in uncompressed AIFF format. The Audiophile Edition doesn't stop there, as you also get all of PG Music's available MIDI SuperTracks, Artist Performance Sets, MIDI Styles Sets, MIDI Soloist Sets, MIDI Melodist Sets, Loops Set 1, Video Tutorial PAK, MIDI Songs & Lessons PAK, and the RealTracks Classical Strings Quartet Bonus Set 1. All together, this edition of Band-in-a-Box totals 2000 hours of studio recording! Because the Audiophile Edition offers such an extensive collection of recordings, it ships pre-installed on a 1.5TB external hard drive.
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.
Band-in-a-Box is 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. PG Music has a huge library of RealTracks available, including lots of Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, Celtic, Latin 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 with the included “Direct Input” (clean signal) guitar RealTracks, 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.
The RealTracks 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 and tempos.
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 drum styles.
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.
The amazing “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 formats.