Hereâ€™s some details in PG Musicâ€™s own wordsâ€¦
RealTracks - Weâ€™ve added RealTracks with three additional â€œRealâ€� instruments, including Real Pedal Steel, Real Acoustic Guitar, and Tenor Sax soloing (RealSax). Best of all, they follow the chord progression that you have entered, so that you hear an authentic audio accompaniment to your song.
MultiStyles - Weâ€™ve added MultiStyles to Band-in-a-Box. These are Styles that can have anywhere from 4 to 24 substyles. Previous Band-in-a-Box Styles were limited to 2 substyles (â€œaâ€� and â€œbâ€�). Now, for example, a MultiStyle with 4 substyles (First Verse, Verse, Chorus, Break) can be used, and you select the various sections using A, B, C & D part markers. Some of our newest Styles Sets are MultiStyles, typically with 4 substyles, but some Techno Styles have 24 substyles.
Audio Chord Wizard Enhancements - The Audio Chord Wizard is the amazing feature that automatically figures out the chords from MP3 files (or other audio files like WAV, WMA, and audio CD etc.). The Audio Chord Wizard is a great way to learn and practice popular songs, as you play along and see the chords. Weâ€™ve added a Lead Sheet window that shows the chords for the whole song on a single screen, the ability to mark sections of the song using part markers, and many other improvements.
With the arrival of 2008 PG Music have also released 10 new RealDrums Sets, 8 new Styles Sets, and a fee bonus 12-PAK that comes with any purchase of Band-in-a-Box 2008
Pricing and Availability:
See website for details.
Audio Chord Wizard is too good to be true. If this can really be done as advertised, it will be one of those holy grail type features that changes a lot of things.
16-Dec-07 06:26 PM
I've been playing with the audio chord wizard quite a bit recently and I can say that it is performing well beyond my expectations. It's easy to see that there are so many possibilities available with this new feature. Everyday I'm experimenting with something new. Really love this feature. I can take any song that has ever been recorded, and create something new with it! Even with an entire lifetime of experimentation, one would never run out of cool new material. I'm spending lots of time with Band in a Box, and I'm still just barely scratching the surface of it's possibilities!! Thanks to all who have put their efforts into making this fabulous tool!
18-Aug-08 05:17 PM