Popular software reimagined for 2013.
There are a lot of exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box 2013 for Macintosh. The notation features have been completely rewritten and updated from version 2012, including an enhanced Notation Windows, a Lead Sheet window, note-based lyrics, Jazz font notation and chords, guitar and bass tablature, and a Big Lyrics window - over 100 features and updates in all. The MegaPAK includes the MegaPAK RealCombos, all of the Styles Sets 0-77, Soloist Sets 1-11 & 16-20, Loops Set 1, Artist Performance Sets 1-3, MIDI SuperTracks Sets 1-6, and all the Melodist Sets 1-8.
There are 50 new MIDI SuperTracks. MIDI SuperTracks are based on actual playing by studio musicians. Play the SuperTracks using your MIDI synth, or export as MIDI file to your favorite DAW (GarageBand etc.) for further editing or changing plug-in sounds to get a great sound using MIDI. Plus, there are new Performance Tracks - Artist's Performances on the Melody track, to showcase the Band-in-a-Box RealTracks demos playing along to an artist performing the melody. Not only are these great for listening, but you can also learn-from-the-pros with the displayed notation and tab... and much more.
Pick "best" soloist RealTracks: This new dialog shows you the best soloists that match the genre, tempo, feel of your song. The new Song Form feature allows you to define sections of a song (A,B,C etc.), and then rearrange the song by simply typing the form you want (e.g. AABABAACA ). Leadsheet window can now be resized. When you are choosing a RealTracks or RealDrums, there is now a list of recently used - Favorite RealTracks, RealDrums. The popular “Band Button” is now enhanced, with many more RealStyles made, listed, submenus, and instruments shown.
31 Jazz RealTracks: Classic Jazz Piano (Boogie, Piano-4-to-Bar), Easy Listening Guitar Swing (Oliver Gannon), Smooth Jazz Acoustic Piano, Dixieland - Medium Soloists (Clarinet, Trombone, Trumpet, Ac.Guitar), Cuban Guajira & Guaracha (Bass, Percussion, Piano, Tres) and more.
35 Country RealTracks: Pedal Steel Soloing (CMA winner Paul Franklin), 5 new guitar accompaniment RealTracks recorded by Nashville guitar legend Brent Mason, Country Sax Soloing with Mark Douthit, 12 John Jarvis Piano tracks, Fiddle, Mandolin soloing. Resonator guitar soloing with Nashville great Rob Ickes (13-time winner International Bluegrass Player of the Year).
35 Rock-Pop RealTracks: Texas Blues slow 12/8 soloing and rhythm with guitar masters Sol Philcox and Brent Mason, Rock Piano (CMA winner John Jarvis), Medium Folk, Euro Dance, Celtic (Aire, Waltz, Irish Bouzouki), Pop Mandolin, and Texas Blues-Rock: Smokin” Blues Sax with Nashville Session master Mark Douthit.