Sony ACID Pro 7.0 Build 502
This patch will update Band-in-a-Box 2022 to build 609 from any previous 2022 build. This includes DAW Plugin 4.8.7. You need to have Band-in-a-Box 2022 (build 602 or higher) installed for this update to work.
Sony ACID Pro 7.0 Build 502
This patch will update Band-in-a-Box 2022 to build 605 from any previous 2022 build. This includes DAW Plugin 4.6.15. You need to have Band-in-a-Box 2022 (build 602 or higher) installed for this update to work.
This patch will update Band-in-a-Box 2021 to build 515 from any previous 2021 build. This includes DAW Plugin 3.9.12. You need to have Band-in-a-Box 2021 (build 502 or higher) installed for this update to work.
This patch will update Band-in-a-Box 2021 to build 514 from any previous 2021 build. This includes DAW Plugin 3.9.12. You need to have Band-in-a-Box 2021 (build 502 or higher) installed for this update to work.
Note: If you have a localized version (German, French, Italian), you should not install this patch, but should instead download the latest patch from here. Summary of changes for build 514 (Oct 29, 2021) Fixed: Issues with stopping playback when using the StyleMaker.
Fixed: The demo player volume control did not work for online demos.
Fixed: Artist Performance transpose setting was ignored after leaving Song Settings dialog.
Fixed: THRU track MIDI events were not sent out on the right channel.
Fixed: "Instrument: No patch change" was always display on Mixer for the THRU track.
Fixed: Audio > Edit Audio menu items should warn user if selected track doesn't have any editable audio.
Fixed: Incorrect tool tips in the Quantize Melody dialog.
Fixed: Audio > Edit Audio > Adjust volume level of audio track would fail if using a non-integer value for decibels.
Fixed: Audio > Edit Audio > Timeshift Audio (ms) would fail if using a non-integer value for decibels.
Fixed: Crash when zooming all the way out in the chord sheet.
Fixed: Track context menu > Edit MIDI > Step Edit Melody did not work.
Fixed: MIDI events such as patch changes are missing in exported MIDI files if not including the count-in.
Fixed: Some tempo changes might not be included when exporting MIDI.
Fixed: Punch-in audio recording might be inserted at the wrong location in the track.
Fixed: The Quantize Melody dialog listed only zeros for resolution, and would crash when clicking OK.
Fixed: [DAW Plugin] Would fail to generate audio tracks.
Summary of changes for build 512 Fixed: Possible crash when opening the Audio Edit window the first time if using an M1 (Apple Silicon CPU).
Fixed: Save As did not change the file path shown when right-clicking on the main window's title bar.
Fixed: Changing the fret position in the Guitar Window did not trigger the Notation window to redraw.
Fixed: Errors in tool tips for screen-mode buttons.
Fixed: Wrong hot-keys mentioned in the Drop Station settings dialog.
Fixed: "Save Current Mix as Default" did not work.
Fixed: "Load Default Mix" did not work.
Fixed: "Reset Mix" did not work.
Fixed: "Set Mix to Flat, Dry and Center" did not work.
Fixed: Command+clicking on the Master track should not solo it.
Fixed: Command+clicking on a track radio should not solo it if a drag operation was completed.
Fixed: Control+clicking on a track radio might cause it to be muted.
Fixed: Soloing a track may cause the Master and Default Synth tracks to appear muted.
Fixed: Redundant use of the word "RealDrums" when using the drop station to render the Drums track.
Improved: Render speed improved.
Fixed: Rendered file might not be shown in the Finder after rendering.
Fixed: It was not possible to choose a bitrate for .m4a in the Render dialog.
Fixed: "Include ACID info" render setting did not work.
Fixed: "Include Apple Loop info" render setting did not work.
Fixed: The plugin selector dialog did not remember its size and position between program sessions.
Fixed: "Set program" sub menu was missing from the plugin context menu for plugins that have a program list.
Fixed: Importing a single channel MIDI file might set the Melody track to multi-channel mode.
Fixed: "Re-Route to MIDI Channel" is not reset when creating a new song.
Fixed: If song memo dialog is open when saving song, the any changes to the user memo were not saved.
Fixed: Changing user memo in Song Memo dialog was not undoable, and did not prompt user to save song.
Fixed: Song Memo dialog did not remember dimensions when reopening.
Added: Song Memo dialog: "Summary" setting allows you to hide the auto-memo.
Added: Song Memo dialog: "Auto-open" setting automatically opens the dialog when opening songs that have memos.
Added: Song Memo dialog: "Close w/ play" setting automatically closes the dialog when starting playback.
Added: Song Memo dialog: "Size" setting controls the font size of the memos.
Added: The About dialog shows the file path of the currently running application.
Added: Fretboard types (eg 5-string Banjo) can be selected for the Guitar Window.
Summary of changes for DAW Plugin 3.9.12 (Oct 29, 2021 Fixed: DAW asks to save when first opening project with plugin loaded
Fixed: Enable style mix option should immediately enable the style mix
Fixed: Song with replaced style tracks is not showing in the plugin but is generating correctly
Added: Close BB App after each call if multiple instances are open
Fixed: Double-clicking on ending bars starts playback at chorus 2 bar 1 instead of ending bars
Fixed: Right-clicking play from ending bars should not show chorus options
Fixed: Style tracks should match order of BIAB
Fixed: Panning, Volume, Reverb, Tone was lost when opening song in plugin
Fixed: Changing language after tracks are generated will delete master track
Fixed: Improved midi player
Fixed: Plugin should set the host's dirty bit when window is resized
Added: "Clear" to recent menus
Added: File->Quit to standalone plugin
Added: 1, 2 bar previews
Fixed: Plugin should hide grey background after style picker is closed
Fixed: Crash when closing plugin window
Fixed: Make play button darker green
Fixed: Dry Mix preferences option has been reset to default to improve render times
Fixed: Generating a single track when master is muted or disabled should not mute the single track
Fixed: Changed wording of preference option "Enable style mix for all new projects" to "Enable Style Mix"
If you encounter a problem or have a concern with any of the features / functions of Band-in-a-Box, do not hesitate to contact us. Updated Oct 29, 2021
This patch will update Band-in-a-Box 2021 to build 511 from any previous 2021 build. This includes DAW Plugin 3.7.23. You need to have Band-in-a-Box 2021 (build 502 or higher) installed for this update to work.
Note: If you have a localized version (German, French, Italian), you should not install this patch, but should instead download the latest patch from here. Summary of changes for build 511 (July 29, 2021) Fixed: The MIDI keyboard wizard might not work during recording.
Fixed: "flat, dry, and center" option in the Drop Plus dialog should be available for dragging single tracks.
Fixed: MIDI files containing sysex data would fail to import.
Fixed: Dropping a MIDI file onto Band-in-a-Box would be ignored if the file extension was ".midi".
Fixed: Mouse wheel scrolling did not work in the MIDI Import dialog.
Fixed: When importing MIDI files "Merge with existing data" did not work correctly.
Fixed: Undoing audio edits on tracks Utility#2 or higher did not work.
Fixed: Cut/Copy/Paste hot keys did not work in Open/Save dialogs if launched from a modal dialog (eg the Render dialog).
Fixed: When asked to overwrite song file [No] should be the default button (activated by Return key).
Fixed: The [Cancel] button in popup dialogs should selectable with tab and arrow keys (activated by Space Bar).
Fixed: Erase Track causes tracks to change solo state.
Summary of changes for DAW Plugin 3.7.23 (July 29, 2021) Fixed: VST3 did not correctly load the dedicated synth
Fixed: "Set default style" not working
Fixed: Moving files when saving doesn't work if style is loaded but not generated
Fixed: DLS Music Device not loading in VST3.
Added: Preview N Bars to chord sheet right-click menu
Added: Message notifying that saved window size has completed
Added: Bar highlighting for midi preview
Fixed: Clicking anywhere on plugin while bbm4 window is open should bring window to front (plugin will now be greyed out while bb dialog is open)
Fixed: Change disabled Preview N Bars to Preview 4 Bars by default
Fixed: Chord sheet/track table view should not resize if horizontal size has been changed
Fixed: Some strings not externalized in chord builder
Fixed: PLAY/STOP buttons should be green/black to match BIAB
Fixed: Gain value changes when toggling volume slider
Fixed: "Move media to project directory" when saving was not always working
Fixed: Limit for choruses and start bar were incorrect
Fixed: Selecting secondary chord display and then going back to none doesn't resize rows well
Fixed: Components incorrectly overlaid in confirmation dialog
Fixed: Expand clear renders feature to exclude currently generated tracks
Fixed: Expand auto-clear feature to work when starting new session
Fixed: Plugin sometimes resets when closing/reopening plugin editor
Fixed: "Auto-generate song" was not working with song demos
Fixed: noise when starting sync playback in the plugin
Fixed: chord sheet should get keyboard focus after any action
Fixed: generate "region" not working
Fixed: Save Window Size was not working
Summary of changes for build 509 (July 08, 2021) Fixed: Plugins not saved correctly in song files.
Fixed: Frozen RealDrums RealCharts were not saved in song files.
Fixed: Issues with different tempo % changes at different choruses, and starting playback in different choruses.
Summary of changes for build 507 Fixed: The time signature does not update on the chord sheet after selecting a style.
Fixed: Using mouse wheel over Track Selector control does not work to select None (eg in Record dialog).
Fixed: Drag and drop Master track to MIDI quadrant, and 1 track is soloed, should be SMF type 0 instead of 1.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box should automatically copy Factory_stylz1.in to stylz1.bin if stylz1.bin is missing.
Fixed: File > Revert to saved should not ask user if they want to save their current song.
Fixed: Issues with chord sheet scrolling when near end of song.
Fixed: Cancel should be triggered with [Esc] key in the post record audio dialog.
Fixed: Plugins on Utility tracks do not save in song files.
Fixed: Track Actions > Save as performance track would fail.
Fixed: Using Copy/Move Tracks to copy audio to a non-editable track (eg Soloist) would fail.
Fixed: Possible crash when opening the Notation window.
Fixed: When choosing a different language the message "New Language will take effect the next time you run the program." should be displayed in the new language as well as the current language.
Fixed: Key sig being drawn with the wrong font and position.
Fixed: Drum notes in bottom staff that were saved to musicXML would display way too low when loaded into other programs.
Added: Feature Browser menu item added to the Help menu.
Summary of changes for build 506 (June 29, 2021) Added: "Avoid connecting to low quality input devices" setting added to Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: Audio Unit plugins (eg the default synth) might be silent with some Audio Devices (eg bluetooth headphones).
Fixed: Delete Beats at Bar was not undoable.
Fixed: Delete Beats at Bar should ask for chorus/bar numbers rather than just a bar number.
Fixed: Insert Beats at Bar should ask for chorus/bar numbers rather than just a bar number.
Fixed: Chords and bar lines might not line up properly in the Piano Roll.
Fixed: "Utility Tracks were automatically transposed." message shows after leaving song settings when no transpose settings were changed.
Summary of changes for build 505 Fixed: Memory leaks when regenerating RealTracks or playing songs several times in a program session.
Fixed: Styles that contain loops might try to load a WMA file and crash the program.
Fixed: Quick render menu items should only render the song mix, and ignore "One file per track" setting.
Fixed: Quick render menu items were ignoring the "Save in current song directory" setting.
Fixed: Track context menu > Track Actions > Save track as WAV file should select stereo/mono automatically.
Fixed: "Also generate MIDI Drums in the MIDI file" did not export the underlying MIDI style if the song has RealDrums RealCharts.
Fixed: New Xtra Style might not display correctly in the StylePicker.
Fixed: If scanning or loading a VST plugin causes Band-in-a-Box to crash, then that plugin should be automatically excluded the next time running the program.
Added: Plugin selector dialog shows info on listed plugins, such as the file path and unique identifier. This is useful for troubleshooting plugin installation problems, duplicates, etc.
Added: "Allow multiple instances of Band-in-a-Box to be running" setting added to the Preferences dialog.
Added: [MIDI file] button added to the Preferences dialog. This replaces all of the check boxes related to MIDI exporting.
Added: Batch Mode for exporting MIDI files is now accessible from the MIDI export dialog.
Improved: Audio Devices dialog is resizable.
Fixed: Partially hidden check boxes in the MIDI File Options dialog.
Fixed: Batch Mode button should not be showing in the MIDI export dialog.
Fixed: Drag and drop render might cause an hour glass mouse cursor to get stuck.
Fixed: Drag and drop individual MIDI tracks should be SMF type 0 instead of 1.
Fixed: Frozen RealTracks on Drums track are not saved in song.
Fixed: VST plugin scans may be slower in some cases.
Fixed: It was not possible to select audio inputs on multi-channel audio interfaces.
Fixed: New Xtra styles do not show in the StylePicker for localized versions if the language patch is not up to date.
Improved: File rendering time reduced.
Improved: Enabling render setting "Individual tracks flat, dry, and center" will improve rendering time.
Added: "Include Mix" option added to rendering options which can be disabled if rendering individual tracks.
Added: "Save in current song directory" setting added to Render dialog.
Added: MIDI Chord Detection window added. This can be accessed from Window > MIDI Chord Detection...
Fixed: Potential access violation when Fakesheet mode was displaying note-based lyrics.
Fixed: Staff window wasn't showing any bar-based lyrics.
Fixed: 'Lyrics Below By' setting in Print Options changed to Bar Lyric Position so it will now let the user adjust the position of the bar lyrics whether they are displayed above or below.
Fixed: Note colors now are working for any track, and will not be enabled when drum notation is in use.
Fixed: When Song Title is blank, in Print Options, the Composer, Style, etc. would show up as garbage.
Fixed: Copyright symbol would have an extra character in lead sheet if the copyright field was in use.
Summary of changes for DAW Plugin 3.6.15 (June 18, 2021) Fixed: StylePicker is showing 2020 as the newest styles instead of 2021.
Fixed: More than one instance of BBM4.app would be running in some cases.
Added: "Preview N Bars [Cmd/Ctrl-P]" option in Generate menu. Hot key for this function is CMD/CTRL-P
Added: Option in "Preferences -> General Settings" to save current plugin size as default
Added: Option in "Preferences -> Render Settings" to auto-clear renders on startup. Note that this option should only be enabled if the DAW creates copy of media when importing. Enabling this setting will delete the entire renders folder whe