Super Simple Way to Compose and Rehearse!Awesome for songwriters and a killer practice tool! Ever wished you had a group of musicians who were ready to jam, on a dime, without any whining... without needing you to walk them through every single part of the song (over and over again)... you know, so you could just tell them the changes, tell them the style, tell them the tempo and say "GO!" We're pretty sure you get where we're going with this. Because that's just what using Band-In-A-Box 2010 MegaPAK for Windows is like. Just type in chords using standard chord symbols (you know, like E, Em, Em7, etc.)... let the software take care of it from there.
If you want to practice soloing or working on a tricky progression, just let BIAB do its thing in the background and you're cool. The best thing is, it doesn't sound like junky instruments playing with you - Band-In-A-Box 2010 MegaPAK for Windows features great built-in sounds and even "RealTracks" that are actual instrument tracks to play along with. Instead of MIDI, you'll be playing along with real-deal audio - drums, pedal steel, acoustic guitar, and tenor sax. Cool, right? All the RealTracks were recorded by great artists.
If you're a songwriter, you'll appreciate some cool tricks up Band-In-A-Box 2010 MegaPak for Windows' sleeve. Try out the Melody Wizard. It can help come up with variations of the melody to give something a bit more life or make it feel less rigid. You can even have the software come up with an interesting solo part over the top of your tracks! All in all, this is a great value for any musician - true, it's like having a "Band in a Box" to rehearse with, jam with, try out new ideas with, etc., etc., etc... no phone calls or whiners necessary. Good deal.
PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2010 MegaPAK for Windows Accompaniment and Composition Software Features at a Glance:
- Includes Band-in-a-Box, RealBand, Style Sets 0-77, regular Soloist Sets 1-11 and 16-20, Melodist Sets 1-8, RealTracks Sets 1-6, and RealDrums Sets 1-6
- Audio to Chords, Reharmonist, Soundtrack, and Lyric Block functions and screens
- RealDrums drum samples
- Chords from MP3 feature
- TranzPort wireless controller support
- Auto-memo generation
- Chord Breaks function
- Save as MP3 capability
- Notation enhancements
- Batch MP3/WAV/WMA generation
Some of the New Features in PG Music Band-in-a-box 2010 for Windows
- RealCharts notation for most RealTracks
- Some Guitar RealTracks also show guitar tablature
- RealCharts can be saved to MIDI file or Songs (MGU)
- Audio Chord Wizard Enhanced
- Artist Names and Bios for RealTracks.
- Enhanced Melody Wizard
- Better soloing and rhythm playing, that are influenced by the key signature as well as the chords
- 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
- Better playing on the "V" chord, since it is usually played as a V7 chord. Options added to allow a RealTrack to treat the V7 chord as a V (useful in rock styles), or to treat all 7th chords as major triads (useful in blues)
- Improved handling of CAug, CmAug, and C7+ chords
- RealTracks: more fluid playing for complex (jazz) chords like C7b9b13
- Notation enhancements - patch names displayed on notation, leadsheet and printout
- StylePicker List Enhanced, with separate categories for RealTracks Genres (Jazz, Pop, Country, Bluegrass, Blues), over 1,000 entries
- MIDI Driver Dialog Enhanced.
- Enhanced "Chords - Search And Replace" Functionality
- Hotkeys added in the menus