updated 01:25 am EDT, Fri June 25, 2004
Band-in-a-Box Pro v12
is a new version of the music composition tool for Mac OS X described as an "intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your multimedia computer." It includes features for notation, lyrics, melody tracks, harmonization, and a programmable StyleMaker as well as "Soloist", which generates professional quality solos over any chord progression, and "Melodist", which can create songs from scratch with chords, melodies, intros, solos, and a title. It features a new 32-bit PPC engine, odd-time signatures, support for more Soloists (up to 1,024), more options for "Count-in", new "low root harmony", "Strauss-in-a-Box" and "De-Strauss", mono/stereo options, and more. Pricing is $88 (Pro) or $250 (MegaPAK) with a free Bonus 9-PAK through July 31st. Upgrades are $50 and $100, respectively.