Band in a Box MEGA PAK for MAC OS shipped to you on USB Flash drive plus user manual in Box. Also includes Real Band, an application that works alongside Band in a Box and focuses more on audio production and mixing.
Band in a Box is the best software for songwriters, solo performers or producers wanting to create music tracks with full band accompaniment using thousands of different and intuitive music styles. Band in a Box is extremely flexible and offers many options and features to boost you music creativity.
There are over 80 new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2021! We've added:- 16 new editable Utility tracks, which can be used for audio and/or MIDI. 24-bit audio playback, recording, mixing, and rendering is now supported. Auto-Fix "sour" notes - out-of-tune notes in RealTracks will be auto corrected to match chord tones. 4X's faster audio DSP processing (using SIMD), allowing smoother playback & faster rendering for a larger number of tracks.
The Mixer has been improved with many customizable display options including the embedded window, track selection to display, automatic show/hide during playback, and more.
The Mute and Solo states are now saved/loaded with songs. You can now view audio on any track, not just the Audio track, and copy regions of audio to Utility tracks. Plugin control has been improved , with a direct access from the Mixer, the ability to send each MIDI track to output to another track, multiple plugins GUI windows display, WAVES plugins support, and more. Audio harmonies can be generated onto individual tracks, so you can use control volume, panning, reverb, effects for each voice.
Hi-Q tempo stretching setting is used for playback and rendering. The Chord Sheet has been improved with new zoom buttons and time signature display on the part marker. Chords can be copied as a simple text format and then be pasted into another song or a text. We've added 7,000 more song titles to the Song Titles Browser.
Now, all RealDrums have RealCharts (with accurate Drum Notation and MIDI to trigger drum sounds). Added support for third party programs that split audio into separate tracks (stems). There are new notation features, including cut time (e.g. Bluegrass 8th notes) display. GUI enhancements. And much more!
The MegaPAK version includes:
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, 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. We have 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 we include “Direct Input” (clean signal) guitar RealTracks so 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 soundand 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.
Band-in-a-Box 2021 for Mac is compatible with the Intel and Silicon M1 chip and works on all Mac OS from Snow Leopard (OS 10.6.8) to Big Sur (OS 11) inclusive. (Note: Band-in-a-Box Plugin requires OS 10.7 or higher.)
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 11.x (Big Sur) inclusive.
- Intel or ARM-based Apple Silicon processor with 64-bit support.
- Minimum 2 GB RAM
- Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher
- At least 2 GB recommended for the main Band-in-a-Box® program. More space is required for RealTracks, depending on which package you buy...
- RealTracks & RealDrums: ~100-400 MB per set
- Pro RealCombos: ~25 GB
- MegaPAK RealCombos: ~48 GB
- Full UltraPAK/UltraPAK+ when installed to internal hard drive: ~170 GB
(another ~150GB is required for the installation files when downloading the UltraPAK or UltraPAK+)
- Hard Drive versions of the UltraPAK or UltraPAK+ do not require any hard disk space when run directly from the external hard drive they are shipped on.
- USB port for the USB Flash Drive version of the Pro or MegaPAK
- USB port for the USB Hard Drive version of the UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition
- Internet connection recommended for program activation and updates.