* January 31, 2017#TipTuesday Multiple Drum Parts & More on The Same Track in Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows!
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showflat&Number 393338&page 1 * January 27, 2017Receive Your Band-in-a-Box® Installation Files on a Flash Drive!
showflat&Number 380364&page 1 * January 26, 2017Blog Entry Creating Backing Tracks with Band-in-a-Box and RealTracks
showflat&Number 392431&page 1 * January 24, 2017The Band-in-a-Box® 2017 49-PAK for Windows It's Still Here!

Band-in-a-Box alternatives

  • Impro-Visor

  • Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes. There are other, secondary, things it can do, such as improvise on its own. It has also been used for transcription. Because rhythm-section (e.g. piano, bass, drums) accompaniment is automatically generated from chords, Impro-Visor can be used as a play-along device. Now having a wider array of accompaniment styles, its use is not limited to jazz. »

    tags: music-production music-notation jazz
  • ChordPulse

  • ChordPulse is a handy backing band software for music practice, inspiration, improvisation, and pure fun with music. Play and sing along with ChordPulse. Use it as a full accompaniment, a drum machine with bass, a metronome with chords, and more.

    tags: music-production chords songwriting accompaniment music-practice
  • MMA

  • “MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user supplied file containing chords and MMA directives.

    tags: midi music-composer mma
  • Sibelius

  • Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, trusted by top composers, publishers, and students alike. With Sibelius 7.5, you can express, accelerate, and promote your creativity in more ways than ever before, enabling you to deliver beautiful, professional scores faster and share audio and video versions of your work—with stunningly realistic musical phrasing—to make your talent stand out from the crowd. It’s the fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music for live performance, film and television, media entertainment, or in the classroom. »

    tags: music-production notation scorewriting
  • Frescobaldi

  • Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.

    tags: ide lilypond music-production
  • Lemma

  • LeMMA is a simple GUI “front-end” written in Python for MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment – also written in Python). Just enter the chords, select the grooves and press “Play”.

    tags: midi music-composer mma
  • Noteflight

  • Noteflight is an amazing online notation editor. On the free version you get 10+ instruments to choose from, lots of musical symbols and more. On the payed version (Cresendo) you get lots more instruments, guitar tab and sharing options. Best way to wite music on the web.

    tags: music-production notation music-score music-scores musical-scores
  • Chord Pad

  • A chord sequencer with 300+ great sounding styles. Allows you to create chord progressions and backing tracks in minutes.

    tags: auto-accompaniment backing-track-creator backing-track-generator backing-track-maker backing-track-software
  • EasyABC

  • EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. The latter uses a custom implementation (midi2abc is not used) in order to produce very readable ABC output. Direct midi input is supported for people with a midi keyboard. It uses abcm2ps for printing music and abc2midi for playing it.

    tags: music-production music-notation sheet-music abc abc-notation
  • VArranger

  • vArranger is a PC arranger software, playing Yamaha, Roland and Ketron styles in realtime !

    tags: accompaniment music-production play-music
  • Canorus Music Score Editor

  • Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback of notes, chord markings, lyrics, import/export filters to formats like MIDI, MusicXML, ABC Music, MusiXTeX and LilyPond.

    tags: sheet-music music-production music-score music-scores
  • NoteWorthy Composer

  • NoteWorthy Composer is a graphical score editor intended for the creation of sheet music, but it can also import and export MIDI and Karaoke files and can export graphical WMFs. The user interface works either from the keyboard or the mouse. Visual results are immediate, and audible results can be heard at any time. Notes can also be entered by playing on a MIDI device, when configured. In version 2, the notes can be heard as they are entered. A feature of the user interface is that notation is displayed during editing. Each staff proceeds linearly from left to right, without being wrapped to the screen. Staff systems are visually broken to fit margins during page layout, allowing many possibilities at "print time", so solo instrument or full conductor can be produced with the same file. Many users prefer this editor layout over the so-called WYSIWYG editors because slowdowns in note entry, as the composition becomes larger, are much less dramatic than in WYSIWYG editors. Print preview is available for adjustments to page layout. »

    tags: midi music-composer notation midi-composer composer
  • Power Tab Editor

  • Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows. It is used to create guitar, bass and ukulele tablature scores, among many others. The current version uses the *.ptb file format.The Power Tab Editor is able to import MIDI tracks, and can export to ASCII Text, HTML, and MIDI formats. In addition, individual sections may be exported as bitmap files.The program allows for tablature scores to be created alongside standard musical notation. The software achieves this through the input of tablature.Each Power Tab file contains two scores: guitar and bass. Only one score needs to be used for a Power Tab file. For proper playback, it is required that the time signatures and tempo markers be consistent between the two scores.The latest version was released in 2000. In 2006, the author released an open-source wxWidgets based program named the PT Parser. This code contains useful information for developers who want to write software that can convert, view, play, or edit Power Tab (.ptb) files. The PT Parser project is hosted at Google Code. »

    tags: ability-to-create-and-view-ptb-files guitar midi music-production tablature
  • Harmony Assistant

  • Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing.Its harmonizing capabilities enable the composer to build quickly and efficiently tunes that include accompaniment, multiple instruments and drum patterns

    tags: music-composition score-editor score scorewriting
  • Stave'n'Tabs

  • iOS and macOS notation and tablature editor with MIDI and MusicXML files support and chromatic scales analyze of the score.

    tags: midi midi-composer music-production musicxml score