BAND IN A BOX MEGAPAK 2020
Windows - Download
Publisher: PG Music
Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent music accompaniment software program. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from nothing to something in a short period of time. Band-in-a-Box is your on demand backup band. Just type in chords using standard symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you'd like, and Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, strings, etc. Then, you can play back your music with pro-quality instrument sounds.
MegaPak vs Pro
We are often asked what the difference is between the Megapak and Pro version of Band-in-a-Box. The Megapak includes: Everything in the Pro package including the main Band in a Box program - PLUS - ALL styles sets, soloists sets, and melodists and a wider variety of RealDrums and RealTracks for higher quality playback. You would spend several hundred dollars if you were to purchase these items seperately, so this is a huge savings. See below for details about the various features.
What do the style sets do?
This version of Band-in-a-Box includes ALL of the style sets. The styles are basically a blueprint of what a song will sound like. Here's an example... Let's say you created a chord progression and now you want to choose a style for it. With the regular version, you would have the choice of a few different rock styles, country styles, jazz styles, etc. This version includes many more styles in any genre you can think of. The styles in this version are more diverse too. For example, instead of chosing a generic style like Rock, you would have many varieties of Rock to choose from. You would get different instrument arrangements different time signatures, or even styles of popular musicians. This doesn't mean the regular version is lacking though. You can create your own styles and make songs sound any way you want in either version, but this version gives you 1000's of pre-made styles ready at the push of a button.
Many features have been added over the years - Notation and Lyrics, Piano Roll, 16-channel MIDI Multitracks, Harmonization, the StyleMaker, a Conductor window, Medley Maker, and more. The Soloist and the Melodist are popular intelligent features that generate professional solos. RealDrums and RealTracks add the sounds of live session musicians. The Audio Chord Wizard can analyze and extract chords from audio recordings and write them to the Band-in-a-Box chord sheet. You can also record an instrument or voice and generate multiple harmony parts or adjust pitch, vibrato and other effects. When you're done, you can burn to CD, print sheet music, and/or save to a compressed audio format.
What are RealDrums and RealTracks?
They replace MIDI tracks and can be controlled just like MIDI instruments (volume changes, muting etc.). They follow your chord progressions, so you hear an authentic audio accompaniment or solo instead of computerized MIDI sound. Real Drums and Tracks are not samples... They are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing in perfect sync with the other tracks. Some of these are included free in this version of Band in a Box and more can be purchased seperately, or see our other listings for different versions of Band in a Box that include more RealTracks.
What is RealBand?
RealBand is included with Band in a Box. It is a fully-featured and powerful music arranging, sequencing, and digital recording program. With RealBand you can create arrangements with the tracks you make in Band-in-a-Box. RealBand is loaded with features that make it easy to produce your own songs as if you were in the recording studio with top session musicians.
This is a downloadable product. There will be no shipping charge for this item and your download instructions will be delivered via email shortly after you order. Downloadable products are 100% identical to the disc versions and include the same warranty and support from the manufacturer guaranteed.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10, 1GB RAM (2GB+ recommended), 1.0 GHz processor (2GHz+ multicore recommended), 1GB hard drive space for minimum install (20GB+ recommended), Internet connection for download.
Item #: 220111776