JJazzLab 3.2.1 (April 11, 2022)
Latest new features
Learn faster with tempo auto-increase
Select some measures you want to practice, JJazzLab plays them slowly then gradually increase the tempo at each loop.
Toggle compact/full view in song structure editor
Use the new button (or press V) to switch between the full view or the compact view which hides some rhythm parameters.
New Drums Transform rhythm parameter
For example make the hi-hat louder in the intro song part, or add a tambourine phrase in 1-click.
New Custom Phrase rhythm parameter
For example use your own bass line for the chorus song part.
See notes of the selected chord symbol on a piano keyboard or using guitar diagrams. See real-time notes from the backing track.
For example add a melody to your song.
(Pseudo) Arranger keyboard mode
Select a song part, press the Arranger Play button and JJazzLab will recognize the chords received on Midi input and update the backing track accordingly.
JJazzLab generates guidelines in your chord leadsheet for selected improvisation exercises.
And many more…
Midi remote commands, Midi file export via drag & drop, adjust audio latency, new keyboard shortcuts, etc.
See the RELEASE NOTES for more details.
Step-by-step setup instructions video (Windows only). Thanks to John at GuitarBasement!
Windows 64-bit version: JJazzLab-3.2.1-Win64-Setup.exe
Windows 32-bit version: JJazzLab-3.2.1-Win32-Setup.exe
Linux x64: JJazzLab-3.2.1-Linux.zip
Mac OSX x64: JJazzLab-3.2.1-Mac64.zip
Mac OSX aarch64: JJazzLab-3.2.1-Mac64aarch.zip (for Apple computers using the new M1 processor)
If you get a Windows Smart Screen alert, click on More info, this will let you run the installer anyway. JJazzLab is NOT a malware!
Because version 3 is brand new, Windows security servers don’t have enough statistics to evaluate its “security reputation”. Alert will disappear soon, once enough people have run the software.
Recommended downloads to get the best out of JJazzLab:
JJazzLab SoundFont: JJazzLab-SoundFont.sf2
VirtualMidiSynth soundfont player: VirtualMIDISynth (for Windows users only)
Free software !
You can use JJazzLab for free as long as you agree to the terms of the End User License Agreement. JJazzLab contains open source components (see below) governed by specific licenses which are available (with source code) via the JJazzLab-X project.
Let us be grateful to the people and projects that are or were a part of JJazzLab, or those who had contributed to it in some way.
- JJazzLab-X: The infrastructure of JJazzLab is available as an open-source framework.
- Apache Netbeans: For the powerful IDE and modular application framework.
- XStream: for the XML serialization
- JFugue: for the Midi file parsing
- Peter Wierzba, Michael P. Bedesem, Jørgen Sørensen/jososoft: for the precious information about the Yamaha style file format
- Incava: for the diff algorithm
- InnoSetup: for the installer
- John Nebauer: for the SGM-v2.01-NicePianosGuitarsBass SoundFont which served as a basis for the JJazzLab SoundFont.
- FluidSynth: for the SoundFont synth on Linux
- CoolSoft: for VirtualMIDISynth on Windows
- Matt Finley: for the help on the Band-In-A-Box import feature
- The JJazzLab translations top contributors
- My family: for the too many evenings and week-ends spent on this project