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Band-in-a-Box 2018 UltraPAK for Windows - Powerful Accompaniment and Composition Tool
Experience streamlined musical accompaniment and song creation with PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2018. Create realistic backing tracks with MIDI-like control of pre-recorded audio. Just type in chords, choose a style, and the software does the rest. Band-in-a-Box 2018 brings over 50 new features and enhancements. View actual footage of the musician playing along with your song using Video RealTracks. Analyze, extract, and display your audio's chords on-screen with the integrated Audio Chord Wizard. Add glorious harmonies to your music with Audio Harmonies feature improvements. Beyond that, interface, window, and mixer enhancements make using BIAB 2018 a breeze. Create your next opus with PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2018.
202 new RealTracks for inspired song creation
PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2018 contains 202 new RealTracks. Add 74 country, Americana, and Celtic tracks to your arrangements. Embellish your songs with three-part background vocals. Create interesting compositions with acoustic bass and electric guitar tracks, along with vintage electric pianos, and fiddles. Punctuate your grooves with harmonica styles and Celtic pianos and harps. 68 pop, rock, and world RealTracks include everything from funky to folky acoustic rhythm and electric soloist styles. Acoustic songwriter styles provide the perfect backdrop for your lyrical poetry. Explore current trends with modern pop and dance tracks. Expand your "crooner" big band set with 60 jazz, blues, and Latin tracks, including exciting "shout" soloist RealTracks and a "jazz potpourri" set, as well as modern jazz and PG Music's smooth jazz and fusion catalog. Beyond that, you can build upon traditional Latin tracks with new mariachi styles. And everything is performed by top-shelf musicians like Brent Mason, Colin Linden, "Jelly-Roll" Johnson, Dave Milligan, Quinn Bachand, Fintan O’Brien, Cory Pesaturo, Neil Swainson, Terry Clarke, Jeff Lorber, and Mike Rojas.
Loads of new features and enhancements
With over 50 new features and additions, 2018's Band-in-a-Box is the most powerful version yet. Video RealTracks display actual footage of the musician playing along with your song. Employ Windows Audio Session as an alternative to ASIO or MME. The integrated Audio Chord Wizard analyzes, extracts, and shows your audio's chords right on your screen. Choose one of four harmonizing modes to harmonize an audio track with up to four voices. Save the Notation window as a video. Benefit from an improved interface with enhanced skins support and more customizable colors. Your workflow will feel super fast, thanks to BIAB 2018's improved mixer. Save songs as 320kb/s MP3s and enjoy enhanced M4A song saving. A simplified RealDrums QuickList and Renewed Render to Audio File dialog, as well as enhanced Flash messages and Song Title Browser, RealDrums Picker, StylePicker, Audio Edit Window, Guitar Window, Big Piano Window, and Notation Window enhancements make this version of Band-in-a-Box the easiest to use yet. You also get ABC notation support. And more!
PG Music Band-in-a-Box UltraPAK 2018 Includes:
- Band-in-a-Box 2018
- RealBand 2018
- Over 2,500 RealTracks
- Over 175 MIDI SuperTracks
- Over 2,000 MIDI Styles
- Over 300 MIDI Soloists (Andy LaVerne Artist Soloist Sets 12 & 13 and Jeff Lorber Artist Soloist Sets 14 & 15 not included)
- Over 200 MIDI Melodists
- 21 nature sounds and percussion loops
- 145 Artist Performances
- 1,000 dubstep, modern, and Top 40 Loops
- Free Bonus PAK
PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2018 Features:
- NEW Over 202 new RealTracks played by top-shelf musicians
- NEW 40 video RealTracks display actual footage of the musician playing along with your song
- NEW Windows Audio Session offers an alternative to ASIO or MME
- NEW Integrated Audio Chord Wizard analyzes, extracts, and shows your audio's chords on-screen
- NEW Audio Harmonies feature enhancements with 4 harmonizing modes
- NEW Cleaned-up BB folder keeps your computer organized
- NEW Save the Notation Window as a video
- NEW Improved interface with enhanced skins support and more customizable colors
- NEW Window enhancements all around for increased ease-of-use
- NEW Improved mixer will speed up your workflow
- NEW Save songs as 320kb/s MP3s and M4A files
- NEW ABC notation support
- Sforzando SFZ Synth produces captivating sounds via SFZ or Hi-Q formats
- Enhanced Chord Builder features a "Chord Theory" section for exploring chord progressions
- High-quality Elastique 3 time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm
- 12-key "Woodshedding" RealTracks accelerate your learning
- Song Titles Browser provides information on over 8,000 popular songs
- UserTracks include half/double/triple time, rests, 3/4 time, and more
- Natural Arrangements provides freedom to choose different chord extensions
- Layers provide optional rows of information above each bar
- Import Audio feature for easy track building
- Soloing and rhythm playing that are influenced by the key signature as well as the chords
- Integrated support for the Fretlight LED guitar learning system
- Option for a "Simpler" arrangement on some RealTracks, which avoid embellishments
- Feature for fills, turnarounds, post fills and odd/even bars to be at the right place
System Requirements for Band-in-a-Box:
- Windows®: XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 or 64-bit)
- Minimum 1GB RAM (2GB+ recommended)
- Minimum 1.0 GHz processor (2GHz+ multicore recommended)
- 1GB free Hard Disk space for a minimal install (15GB+ recommended)
- Full UltraPAK or UltraPlusPAK when installed to internal hard drive: ~120 GB
- (another ~100 GB is required for the installation files when downloading the UltraPAK, or UltraPlusPAK).
- Please note: Hard Drive versions of the UltraPAK, UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK or Audiophile Edition do not require any hard disk space when run directly from the external hard drive they are shipped on.
- 1024x768 screen resolution (1360x768+ recommended)
- DVD-ROM drive for shipped versions of the Pro or MegaPAK.
- USB port for the UltraPAK, UltraPlusPAK, or Audiophile Edition.
- Sound card or MIDI module.
- Internet connection recommended for activation and updates.