Band-in-a-Box (BIAB) is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program for your computer. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.
Band-in-a-Box is a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback.
Over the years many features have been added to Band-in-a-Box - Notation, Lyrics, Melody Tracks, Harmonization, and a programmable StyleMaker. The Soloist and the Melodist are two major "intelligent" features; the Soloist generates professional quality solos over any chord progression, the Melodist can create songs from scratch with Chords, Melodies, Intros, Solos, and even a Title.
Band-in-a-Box for Windows can also record an acoustic instrument or voice to add to the composition, with processing through DirectX and VST audio effects.
Its built-in audio harmonies will turn your audio track into multiple harmony parts and even adjust its pitch by tracking the Band-in-a-Box Melody track. The inclusion of digital audio features makes Band-in-a-Box the perfect tool for creating, playing, and recording your music with MIDI, vocals, and acoustic instruments.
You can print out your finished creation with repeats and endings, DC markings and codas, or save it as a graphic file for web publication or to e-mail to a friend. And when you're ready to let others hear your composition, you can burn it directly to an audio CD. Or save your composition as a Windows Media File or in other compressed formats for a file that's "Internet ready."
Band-in-a-Box VST DAW Plugin
With the VST plugin, you can type in chords, choose the style you'd like and generate your arrangement from the comfort of your digital audio workstation (DAW). We've taken the features you love in our classic Band-in-a-Box application and created a plugin that can be used in the DAW of your choice.
The VST DAW plugin is included with any Band-in-a-Box 2020 package.