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Band in a Box Update for Mac

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  • Version:
    2016.127
  • Total Downloads:
    41,174
  • Date Added:
    May 12, 2016
  • Price:
    Free; $129.00 to buy

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1 stars

"BIAB for Mac 2014 and Support fail to deliver"

September 15, 2014  |  By daholl5

2014-09-15 21:15:07  |  By daholl5

 |  Version: Band-in-a-Box Update 2014.83

Pros

BIAB is a great idea.

Cons

Despite its potential, BIAB is an expensive product that does not live up to claims. Key features described in ads and the manuals simply do not work reliably or at all. I experienced dropouts in Rendered Audio files; Bar Settings did not work; Song Endings did not play as programed; Pushes (anticipations) Holds and Kicks did not work properly; certain combinations of Styles consistently triggered crashes.

When I contacted Support at first they said they'd never experienced or heard of any of the problems I reported. I did 3 re-installations a spent a month of sending files and trying a series of supposed "fixes" and workarounds, none of which worked. It became apparent that Support had not actually tested the "sure fix" solutions. Soon excuses began to be substituted for solutions. Finally they confessed that they couldn't fix the problems and told me I should accept the "limitations" of the product. Since then there has been NO followup or news of any progress.

Summary

PG's literature exaggerates the program's actual capabilities. It is a very expensive half-baked BETA. Either the developers did not test BIAB before releasing it or they just rushed it to market without concern for obvious problems and limitations. Personally, I find it hard to believe that the developers and support team were truly unaware of them.

PG Music may be a small company but at the prices customers are paying they have a right to expect more than excuses and apologies.

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1 stars

"Still not fixed"

January 21, 2009  |  By jeffhrsn

2009-01-21 10:13:48  |  By jeffhrsn

 |  Version: Band-in-a-Box 12.0 build 31

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
PG Music programmers are obviously Windows-centric. This is easily one of the ugliest, most ridiculously laid out program on the Macintosh. The installer still ignores Apple's guidelines YEARS after PG Music's knowing this.

Wishing someone else would come along and blow these guys out of the water - they truly deserve it.

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1 stars

"not funny"

November 28, 2004  |  By winnertakesall

2004-11-28 11:41:17  |  By winnertakesall

 |  Version: Band-in-a-Box 12.0b22

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Build 22 simply refuses to install, claiming some files are missing and requiring that I reinstall the programme. How can that be if build 21 worked perfectly ? Alt., the installer tells me to "rebuidl the desktop" !! In Mac OS X, imagine !! It would be funny if it wasn't sad :-((

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4 stars

"One off the funniest program I have tried"

July 14, 2004  |  By crister.skoglund_dotmac

2004-07-14 16:52:57  |  By crister.skoglund_dotmac

 |  Version: Band-in-a-Box 12.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
At last there is a native OSX version of this old classic. And the program has now developed and get enriched so the possible variations are endless. (I have been using it since version 5, but not so much the last years since it only ran in Classic) Now however it runs perfectly in OSX and files can be saved both in the programs own format and as MIDI files.

The only thing I am missing is an easy way to change files with Garageband. Now the only solution I have found is to save the compleated song in MIDI format, then use Dent de Midi to transform it into tracks that can be imported into Garageband for further modification.

There are also a few small bugs in the list editing module I think (or I am doing something wrong) but otherwise it is a very stable program.

Crister

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1 stars

"crummy demo"

June 27, 2004  |  By goalie

2004-06-27 21:00:01  |  By goalie

 |  Version: Band-in-a-Box 12.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After I downloaded the demo on Friday the 25th of June, I got a messages "reminding" me that it would expire on the 1st of July! Then when I took time to start it up, I found that despite their ballyhooing the new OS X version (12), the demo is an old Classic program. The "about" box says it's version 11, but the Web page whence you download the demo says "This demo is from version 8 of Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh."

Not only that, but several aspects of this old V.8 or V.11 program are disabled, including notation -- one aspect I was most wanting to try.

I guess I'll just give Band-in-a-Box up as a bad job, never knowing what the actual OS X program is like.

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2 stars

"UI needs work..."

June 25, 2004  |  By dylanw_dotmac

2004-06-25 07:18:38  |  By dylanw_dotmac

 |  Version: Band-in-a-Box 12.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
... and has for a long time. BiaB isn't the best at what it does, but it's the only one that does it. The UI hasn't had a serious update since v.6. It doesn't really feel like an OS X program (hell, it doesn't really feel like a Mac program). Adding styles is a non-trivial task, and the style editor doesn't seem to have been updated for years. But it does seem to work, so I give it credit for that.

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4 stars

"Worth Waiting For"

June 25, 2004  |  By hrubin1000

2004-06-25 04:21:41  |  By hrubin1000

 |  Version: Band-in-a-Box 12.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Nicely integrated with Core MIDI

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5 stars

"Ooooooh!"

June 24, 2004  |  By cuk

2004-06-24 21:59:14  |  By cuk

 |  Version: Band-in-a-Box 12.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Yessss!!!!!

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What's new in version 2016.127
  • Updated: 2016 full and upgrade PDF Manuals.
  • Added: Save Song as MusicXML feature added.
  • Fixed: StylePicker would crash if there were zero styles to display.
  • Fixed: Splash screen background was white instead transparent.
  • Fixed: Right-clicking on Master radio control would show a popup menu for the wrong track (for which ever radio control was selected previously).
  • Fixed: Edit | Lyrics | Copy Lyrics to Clipboard did not do anything. This was previously for line-based lyrics, but now it opens a dialog with options for bar-based lyrics, note-based lyrics, and chords.
  • Fixed: Edit | Lyrics | Move Lyrics Up/Down Row(s) to Clipboard did not do anything. This was previously for line-based lyrics, but now it works with bar-based lyrics.
  • Fixed: The file type filter in the Video open dialog was not working properly.
  • Fixed: The file type filter in the Audio import dialog was not working properly.
  • Fixed: Crash on bootup (eg. crash reports regarding "ADDMENUITEM").
  • Fixed: Crash on bootup when mouse wheel is used before chord sheet appears.
  • Fixed: When Band-in-a-Box is not the active application, and there is a modal dialog open, clicking on the chord sheet to bring focus back to Band-in-a-Box would cause bar highlighting to begin.
  • Fixed: Settings for hints ("Show Help Tags", "Dialog Help Tags", and "Display Delay") were not applying to hints in some dialogs such as the new StylePicker or Display Options.
  • Fixed: Clicking on the Master radio control resets all panning and reverb on the mixer.
  • Fixed: Control+Click on the number next to "ALL SONGS" in the mixer would cause Band-in-a-Box to crash.
  • Fixed: Control+Click on the number next to "THIS SONG" in the mixer would cause strange behaviour with all of the panning controls.
  • Fixed: Number-pad number keys did not work for chord entry.
  • Fixed: Typing "style" into chord sheet opens a text edit box which a style name can be typed into, but the style is never found.
  • Fixed: Typing "song" into chord sheet opens a text edit box which a song name can be typed into, but the song is never found.
  • Fixed: Switching to DAW mode would not resize the Audio Edit window.
  • Fixed: Flay from and Record from features did not show "Click on a Bar #" flash message.
  • Fixed: MIDI chord detection was not working.
  • Fixed: "Chord Display" button was too big and in the wrong position.
  • Fixed: Some video help buttons were not working.
  • Fixed: There was not option to erase all bar lyrics.
  • Changed: Edit | Lyrics | "Blank Lyrics" changed to "Erase Bar-Based Lyrics".
  • Fixed: Editing lyrics or section text in layers was not undoable.
  • Fixed: Edit | Insert Measures would not shift bar lyrics or section text.
  • Fixed: Edit | Delete Measures would not shift bar lyrics or section text.
  • Fixed: Edit | Delete Measures would not shift repeats.
  • Fixed: Clicking or double-clicking on a text layer to start editing would not place the cursor where the mouse clicked.
  • Fixed: Some messages referred to the program "Notepad", but should say "TextEdit".
  • Fixed: In the Overrides dialog, "Allow loading of any these settings" should say "Allow loading any of these settings".
  • Fixed: The settings in the Overrides dialog would not be saved unless "Allow loading any of these settings" was not checked.
  • Changed: The settings for importing line based lyrics were moved out of the "Allow Songs to load settings for:" section in the Overrides dialog.
  • Added: More specific errors added to the Repeats dialog. If user is trying to add a second "Fine" type of repeat, they will get either error "Cannot have 2 Fine types. DC al Coda suggested." or "Cannot have 2 Fine types. DS al Coda suggested."
  • Fixed: "DC al" on the chord sheet instead of "DS al" for a DS al Coda repeat.
  • Fixed: "DC al Fine" on the chord sheet instead of "DS al Fine" for a DS al Fine repeat.
  • Fixed: Some repeats were not allowed that should be, and showed the error "Error: Repeat conflicts with another repeat in the song.". Eg. a basic repeat should be allowed to overlap with a DC al Coda.
  • Fixed: "Delete all repeats" was not undoable.
  • Fixed: If opening the Repeats dialog, and clicking Close without creating a new repeat, there would be an option to "Undo Insert Repeat/Ending".
  • Fixed: When playback starts from beginning of song, the chord sheet would not automatically scroll up to show bar 1.
  • Fixed: Entering chords into the chord sheet was not undoable.
  • Fixed: Deleting chords from the chord sheet was not undoable.
  • Fixed: Play from and Record from features did not give user option to choose specific bar (played from current bar instead).
  • Fixed: Notation window options did not have settings for picking bar lyrics font, and size percentage for lead sheet.
  • Fixed: 'MIDI QWERTY Keyboard Wizard' feature was not working.
  • Fixed: Some new menu items did not have hints.
  • Fixed: Notation window keystrokes were not working when a flashmessage was visible.
  • Fixed: Flashmessages would deactivate the chord sheet, and prevent chord entry (until user used ALT+TAB to reactivate the chord sheet).
  • Fixed: It was not possible to enter chords, change part markers, etc. in the notation window.
  • Fixed: Track names and/or patch names did not always show up on lead sheet and/or printout.
  • Fixed: Issues with title, composer, style, and copyright font sizes on the lead sheet.
  • Fixed: Printout of multiple tracks had the wrong font when drawing treble clef sign.
  • Fixed: Sinsy dialog might open twice.
  • Fixed: Section letters on chord sheet were not using the correct font.
  • Fixed: StylePicker controls would not move according to window resize.
  • Fixed: The MIDI Drivers window might get stuck behind the splash screen when running the program for the first time.
  • Fixed: Jazz Chord Symbols ("PGChords") font might not work on the chord sheet.
  • Fixed: StylePicker would sometimes not prompt to rebuild.
General
Publisher PG Music
Publisher web site http://www.pgmusic.com/
Release Date May 12, 2016
Date Added May 12, 2016
Version 2016.127
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 37.57MB
File Name bb2016_update_build127.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 41,174
Downloads Last Week 46
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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