After much delay, PG Music released Band in a Box 2015 for Mac last week. Whoohoo! Here are some of the new features:
- Audio Recording
- 33 More Jazz RealTracks
- 36 New Pop/Rock Tracks
- Saving a song to video and upload it to YouTube
- Read/Write Support for Apple Loops
There were also some enhancements to the GUI, but if you were expecting a more Mac like overhaul, you are going to be sadly disappointed. When they say GUI enhancements, they mean that when you have a track that has a banjo, it shows you where the banjo is rather than lumping it in the string section. Useful, but it should have had this a while ago. Not sure how useful the saving a song to youtube is going to be. They also have a save to soundcloud feature but I’ve never used that.
Another great thing they finally added was that it can now check for updates on it’s own. Not that they need to push out updates to this rock solid piece of software. Still, it is a welcome addition.
Is it worth buying this update? Yes. The real tracks alone are worth it. Love the new real tracks, and wish there were like a 100 of them in each style rather than 33 or 36.
This is still probably the best piece of software a musician can own. Go get it.