"In a modern production environment, digital audio workstations and software tools are so powerful that it can be easy to forget their roots. Before the 1990s, though, even electronically-mixed music relied on samples recorded directly from live instruments and work done on complicated analog equipment. PG Music was one of the biggest players in moving the industry forward from that era. When they created the Band-in-a-Box series, they made it possible for musicians to generate their own accompaniments in an instant.
Any musical professional should seriously consider Band-in-a-Box, and that includes educators, too. PG Music even bundles a 5-user ""lab pack"" to make it easy to outfit an entire academic music lab, and it's priced at an educational rate to fit your institution's budget. With any version of Band-in-a-Box, you get support for MIDI, RealDrums and RealTracks, so there's plenty of room for customization and you can even build your own styles from a clean slate if you like. After you finish a composition in the Band-in-a-Box workstation, it only takes a few clicks to export the MIDI sequence or audio file to use however you like.
Another one of PG Music's software packages is PowerTracks Pro Audio. This has all kinds of tools for sequencing and recording, which makes it a great choice for your digital studio. Like Band-in-a-Box, it supports RealTracks and RealDrums, giving you plenty of sounds to choose from whether you're a performer, songwriter, producer or music student. PowerTracks also has a really useful feature called Audio Chord Wizard, which analyzes audio files to automatically pick out the chord symbols for you.
PG Music has done a lot of work to make creating accompaniments and mastering your own tracks easier than ever. With software like Band-in-a-Box and PowerTracks, you'll have a straightforward time with all of your digital studio work. And with all of the samples you can use, there's no limit to the musical styles that PG Music software can support."