Band in the Box suggestions or alternatives for practicing guitar

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KVRAF
4865 posts since 18 Dec, 2000

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:51 pm

Hi,

I want to practice live guitar playing more and I think band in the box would be a good thing for me to do this with.

Are there any alternatives software or methods that you prefer?

Any BITB suggestions?

Thanks!

dw

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KVRian
632 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:10 am

I recommend Jjazzlab. Excellent backupband generator. :tu:
https://www.jjazzlab.com/en/

This is one i did:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1meWVIu ... sp=sharing
Last edited by Saffran on Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

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KVRAF
2136 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:26 am

BIAB is excellent, especially if you play jazz IMHO. The RealTracks have added a whole new level of realism to what was already a very good practice program. PG Music usually run very generous sales around the holidays, so you may wish to wait until then.

KVRAF

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4865 posts since 18 Dec, 2000

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:17 am

Awesome. Thanks.

I’ll check out jazz lab too.

KVRist
151 posts since 6 Nov, 2003

Post Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:23 pm

irealb on your phone

I've been meaning to upgrade biab for 10 years... I will get around to it one day

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KVRist
249 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:10 am

http://www.chordpulse.com/

Probably the easiest backing track generator I have ever used. Loads of styles to choose from, and pretty inexpensive at $29. (they offer a 14 day free trial)

... and the interface is much nicer than the ever-so-dated BIAB.

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KVRian
632 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:42 pm

Chordpulse is good.
JJazzlab gives more variations for free. It does take a bit of time to put together the app with a good soundfont library and a soundfont player. Plus collecting songs and styles.
Biab is also good but pricey and a bit overwhelming. The ability to drag the composition over to the daw is excellent.

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