PG Music Releases Band-in-a-Box 2007
PG Music has released Band-in-a-Box 2007. The new version has over 50 new features and comes with the Bonus 12-PAK.
PG Music added RealDrums to Band-in-a-Box 2007 – these are audio drum styles that replace the MIDI Drum track with actual recordings of top studio Jazz/Rock/Country drummers! These are not “samples” of single drum hits; they are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box tracks. The results are dramatically better than MIDI. They sound like a real drummer, because they are recordings of a real drummer. And adding a real instrument to the mix makes all of the Band-in-a-Box parts sound more authentic. PG Music included a huge library of RealDrums styles in the Regular Upgrade and Band-in-a-Box Pro packages and all of the RealDrums styles in the MegaPAK Upgrade or MegaPAK First-Time purchase packages.
The amazing “Chords from MP3” feature (Audio Chord Wizard) automatically figures out the chords from any MP3, WAV or WMA audio file, and displays them in Band-in-a-Box. Just load in any MP3 file and you’ll instantly see the chords. The Audio Wizard also figures out tempo, bar lines, key and fine-tuning from the MP3, WAV or WMA audio file.
A new Soundtrack feature allows you to generate new royalty-free music of a specified length of time for use in home or corporate videos, soundtracks, etc. The “Reharmonist” feature figures out a chord progression for any melody. This allows you to create a new chord progression or enhance an existing one. Solos are enhanced with features that allow the solo to be influenced by the melody, just like a musician. Other great new features: Save as MP3, batch MP3/WAV/WMA generation, TranzPort wireless controller support, Auto-memo generation, Chord Breaks, Practicing Window, and Melodist/Soloist/Notation enhancements.
â€¢ RealDrums. This replaces the MIDI Drum track with real recordings of top studio Jazz/Rock/Country drummers. These are not “samples,” but are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box tracks. For example, choose a brushes style, and you will now hear lush Jazz brushes. The results are dramatically better than MIDI. They sound like a real drummer, because they are recordings of a real drummer.
â€¢ Chords from MP3 (“Audio Chord Wizard”). This is one of the all-time most requested features for Band-in-a-Box, and now this wizard automatically figures out the chords from any MP3, WAV, or WMA (Windows Media) audio file and displays them in Band-in-a-Box. Just load in any MP3, WAV or WMA file and you’ll instantly see the chords in Band-in-a-Box.
â€¢ Soundtrack Generator. The Soundtrack feature allows you to generate music in the style you choose for any length of time you specify.
â€¢ Generate Chords for a Melody, or an improved chord progression for a Melody – with the new “Reharmonist” feature. This feature generates a chord progression in the genre that you choose, based only on the melody. Generate an entirely new chord progression for a complete song, or a portion of a song. Or use the feature interactively by displaying a menu of possible chord progressions for a portion of the melody, and audition them to choose the best one using the “Bar Reharmonist.”
â€¢ Solos are enhanced – with the new “Melody Influenced” Soloist. When musicians solo for a song, the solo is typically influenced by the melody as well as the chords. Now Band-in-a-Box can also allow the melody to influence the type of solo generated by its Soloist feature. The result is a much better solo generated for the song. A strength (%) setting allows you to control how much the solo will be influenced by the melody. Choose the melody influence (%), and one of several presets to control the type of influence (pitches/rhythms/note density, etc.).
â€¢ TranzPort support – Wireless Remote Control support for Band-in-a-Box. The Frontier Design TranzPort is a wireless remote control hardware unit that now allows you to control Band-in-a-Box 2007 through walls from 30 feet away. The backlit LCD provides a two-line readout, while buttons and a wheel allow control of many Band-in-a-Box features. Select songs and play/stop/pause/loop. Select/mute/solo tracks and volume/tempo changes are all supported. And best of all, when the song is playing, the chords or lyrics of the song are displayed in time on the backlit LCD screen.
The PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2007 costs $99. Upgrades from Band-in-a-Box 2006 start at $49. More information on PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2007.