Alternatives to Band-in-a-Box for Mac with any license

  • Impro-Visor

    Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be...

    • better user interface. many similar facilities to BIAB. Guest • Jun 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • MMA

    “MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user supplied file containing chords and MMA...

    • After trying it out, I should be able to describe it. Guest • Feb 2019 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MMA is free. It runs on (among other platforms) linux. I have it running on my $35 Raspberrry Pi. The data file of chords (and, optionally, melodies, and song structure (repeats!), is text but pretty easy to follow. Type in the chords, the repeats, some melody or solo licks, choose styles (and substyles) and a quick run will generate a MIDI file. A free Biab alternative! Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Produces backing tracks to play over. Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Frescobaldi

    Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the...

    • create sheet music not accompaniments Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Sibelius

    Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.

    • Sibelius is music notation software. You would have to create the accompaniment yourself in the notation. There is little similarity between this and BIAB. Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It's for writing sheet music, not for making backing tracks Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Sibelius is a notation (Score writing) application, Band-In-A-Box is not. Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • JJazzLab

    JJazzLab is a free Midi-based application which automatically generates backing tracks (a musical accompaniment) for any song. It’s a jam buddy to have fun improvising...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Aria Maestosa

    Aria Maestosa is an open-source (GPL) midi tracker/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play midi files with a few clicks in a user-friendly interface offering...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • EasyABC

    EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. The latter uses a custom implementation (midi2abc is not used) in...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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  • ABCJ

    ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation. Features :-. • ABCJ maintains a library of ABC...

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