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Put A Better Band In Your Box With
Norton Music's User Style Disk #14
For Band-in-a-Box

 

A New, Norton Music innovation, Mix & Match Mega Styles

Introducing:
Norton Music's Mix & Match Mega Styles

Have you ever programmed a song into Band-in-a-Box that had a definite A, B and C section and wished you had a style with three or more substyles? I certainly have, and from what I read in my mailbox and in the Band-in-a-Box forums, I'm not the only one!

For years people have asked PG Music to allow more than two substyles in Band-in-a-Box so that they could have different musical parts for an A, B, C and/or D section of music. Unfortunately PG hasn't been able to do that and still keep backwards compatibility with the old styles and old versions of BiaB.

Bob "Notes" Norton has figured out how to get around that limitation - Norton Music's Mix & Match Mega Styles. With the NM-M&MM-Styles you can have up to 4 great sounding substyles in any song. PLUS you can have up to 16 different combinations of the A and B substyles allowing your music to have more variety.

Norton Music's Mix & Match Mega styles are actually a pair of different but similar and compatible styles. You can play either of the styles by themselves or mix and match them as you see fit simply by changing the style anywhere in the song and assigning an A or B part marker. (All modern versions of Band-in-a-Box allow you to change styles.) You can even have a song with a different A, B, C and/or D section in it. Norton's "Mix & Match Mega Styles" give you 16 different combinations of A, B, C and D sections.

Plus these styles are Norton Music styles, the only styles recommended by Electronics Musician, Keyboard and other leading music magazines, so they will sound great and make your music sound more professional -- whether or not you use the A, B, C and/or D substyle feature!!!

    Normal styles give you only three variations.
  1. All A Substyle
  2. All B Substyle
  3. A single combination of A & B substyles

    Instead of the 3 substyle variations you get with normal styles, here are the 16 variations you can get with the NM-M&MM-Styles. To make it easy, I've named the compatible styles the same name and added an X or Y suffix. For example you will have a 6/8 Blues X style (with A and B substyles) and a 6/8 Blues Y style (with A and B substyles).
    Singles:
  1. All X-A (X style A substyle)
  2. All X-B (X style B substyle)
  3. All Y-A (Y style A substyle)
  4. All Y-B (Y style B substyle)
    Two substyle combinations:
  5. X-A & X-B (X style A substyle and X style B substyle)
  6. X-A & Y-A (X style A substyle and Y style A substyle)
  7. X-A & Y-B (simile)
  8. X-B & Y-A
  9. X-B & Y-B
  10. Y-A & Y-B
    Three substyle combinations:
  11. X-A & X-B & Y-A
  12. X-A & X-B & Y-B
  13. X-A & Y-A & Y-B
  14. X-B & Y-A & Y-B
  15. Y-A & X-A & X-B
    Four substyle combination:
  16. X-A & X-B & Y-A & Y-B

Norton Music Style Disks have been recommended in Keyboard Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine, The Micro Computer Journal, Music & Computers Magazine, Jazz Times Magazine, on the Internet , the McGraw-Hill textbook, Multimedia Literacy by Dr. Fred T. Hoffstetter, and by word of mouth in over 80 different countries by musicians like you.

The best way to describe what is on this disk is to list the styles and post the demo songs. So here we go:
Note: The audio MP3 files were recorded using Band-in-a-Box and the Edirol VSC3 Virtual Sound Canvas synthesizer. They were encoded at a low bit-rate and in mono so they will download fast, even for those with a dial-up connection. The low bit-rate results in low fidelity, but you will still be able to hear all the parts, and you won't have to wait long for the music to start. In most cases the demo plays only a few bars of the A section, a few bars of the B section, and the ending. In other words, what you hear is only a fraction of what you get.

    Suggested musical applications for each style are written in RED:

  • 3/4-6/8 Gospel Rock X (#34gos1x.sty): 3/4 or 6/8 EXPANDED Gospel/Rock style with Organ, Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drums - Part X , can be combined with #34Gos1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo GOSPEL-ROCK-R&B

  • 3/4-6/8 Gospel Rock Y (#34gos1y.sty): 3/4 or 6/8 EXPANDED Gospel/Rock style with Organ, Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drums - Part Y , can be combined with #34Gos1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo GOSPEL-ROCK-R&B

  • 6/8-12/8 Blues X (#68blu1x.sty): A "down and dirty" 6/8 or 12/8 slow to moderate blues style with Piano, Organ, Guitar, Bass and Drums -- Part X, can be combined with #68blu1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-CCM

  • 6/8-12/8 Blues Y (#68blu1y.sty): A "down and dirty" 6/8 or 12/8 slow to moderate blues style with Piano, Organ, Guitar, Bass and Drums -- Part Y, can be combined with #68blu1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-CCM

  • Jazz Mambo 2 X (#jmamb2x.sty): A hot Jazzy Mambo (Salsa) style for both Latin, Jazz and Pop music with Piano, Bass, Drums, High Brass Section and Trombones - Part X, can be combined with #jmamb2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo JAZZ-LATIN-LatinJazz-LatinPOP

  • Jazz Mambo 2 Y (#jmamb2y.sty): A hot Jazzy Mambo (Salsa) style for both Latin, Jazz and Pop music with Piano, Bass, Drums, High Brass Section and Trombones a little more intense than #jmamb2x.sty - Part Y can be combined with #jmamb2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo JAZZ-LATIN-LatinJazz-LatinPOP

  • Jazz HipHop 5 X (#jz_hp5x.sty): A silky Smooth Jazz or light R&B HipHop with Bass, Drums, Rhodes, Guitar and Brass section. Part X, can be combined with #jz_hp5y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo JAZZ-R&B-DANCE-POP

  • Jazz HipHop 5 X (#jz_hp5x.sty): A silky Smooth Jazz or light R&B HipHop with Bass, Drums, Rhodes, Guitar and Brass section. Part Y, can be combined with #jz_hp5x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo JAZZ-R&B-DANCE-POP

  • Latin Pop 3 X (#L_pop3x.sty): A nice Latin Pop style that is somewhere between Latin Cha Cha and Rock with E.Piano, Organ, Guitar, E.Bass and Drums - very versatile - Part X, Can be combined with #L_pop3y.STY for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo LATIN-LatinROCK-POP

  • Latin Pop 3 Y (#L_pop3y.sty): A nice Latin Pop style that is somewhere between Latin Cha Cha and Rock with E.Piano, Organ, Guitar, E.Bass and Drums - very versatile - Part Y, Can be combined with #L_pop3x.STY for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo LATIN-LatinROCK-POP

  • Motown 3 X (#motwn3x.sty): Classic Motown "Funk Bros." modified Fatback style with B3, Guitar, Brass, Bass and Drums - Part X, can be combined with #motwn3y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-R&B-CCM

  • Motown 3 Y (#motwn3y.sty): Classic Motown "Funk Bros." modified Fatback style with B3, Guitar, Brass, Bass and Drums - more intense than #motwn3x.sty - Part Y, can be combined with #motwn3x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-R&B-CCM

  • Open Rock 1 X (#O_Rok1x.sty): A kickin', hard, open rock in the style of the Rolling Stones and other "classic rock" groups with Two Guitars, Rock Organ, Bass and Drums - Part X can be combined with #O_Rok1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo POP-ROCK-CCM

  • Open Rock 1 Y (#O_Rok1y.sty): A kickin', hard, open rock in the style of the Rolling Stones and other "classic rock" groups - harder and less open than #O_Rok1x.sty with Two Guitars, Rock Organ, Bass and Drums - Part Y can be combined with #O_Rok1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo

  • R&B Ballad 1 X (#RBBal1x.sty): A contemporary and versatile R&B/Pop/Rock 16 beat ballad style with Piano, Guitar, Tremolo Strings, Bass and Drums - Part X, can be combined with #rbbal1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo R&B-ROCK-POP-C&W-CCM

  • R&B Ballad 1 Y (#RBBal1y.sty): A contemporary and versatile R&B/Pop/Rock 16 beat ballad style with Piano, Guitar, Tremolo Strings, Bass and Drums - Part Y, can be combined with #rbbal1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo R&B-ROCK-POP-C&W-CCM

  • Retro Rock 1 X (#RetRk1x.sty): A jumpin' 1950-60's up-tempo, "jitterbug" swing style with Tenor Sax, Guitar, Piano, Bass & Drums that will also work for new "Nashville" Country music - Part X, can be combined with #retrk1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ROCK-C&W-POP

  • Retro Rock 1 Y (#RetRk1y.sty): A jumpin' 1950-60's up-tempo, "jitterbug" swing style with Tenor Sax, Guitar, Piano, Bass & Drums that will also work for new "Nashville" Country music - Part Y, can be combined with #retrk1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ROCK-C&W-POP

  • Rock Ballad 2 X (#RkBal2x.sty): Another extremely versatile ballad style - with Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar and Strings - Part X, can be combined with #rkbal2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-C&W-CCM

  • Rock Ballad 2 Y (#RkBal2y.sty): Another extremely versatile ballad style - with Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar and Strings - Part Y, can be combined with #rkbal2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-C&W-CCM

  • X-Over (Crossover) 1 X (#XOver1x.sty): A style that is equally at home in the rock, classic rock and contemporary country charts with 2 guitars, organ, bass and drums - Part X, can be combined with #XOver1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo C&W-ROCK-POP-CCM

  • X-Over (Crossover) 1 Y (#XOver1y.sty): A style that is equally at home in the rock, classic rock and contemporary country charts with 2 guitars, organ, bass and drums - Part X, can be combined with #XOver1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo C&W-ROCK-POP-CCM

  • Zydeco 1 X (#Zydco1x.sty): What can I say about Zydeco except that it's fun - this one features accordion, fiddle, guitar, bass and drums - Part X, can be combined with #zydco1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ZYDECO-C&W

  • Zydeco 1 Y (#Zydco1y.sty): What can I say about Zydeco except that it's fun - this one features accordion, fiddle, guitar, bass and drums - Part Y, can be combined with #zydco1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    mp3 demo ZYDECO-C&W

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Disk #2
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Disk #4
(Rock - From Top40 to Hard)
Disk #5
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Disk #6
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Disk #7
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Disk #8
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Disk #9
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Disk #10
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Disk #11
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Disk #12
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Disk #13
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Disk #14
(Mix & Match Mega Styles)
Disk #15
(Super-Styles of the Super-Stars)
Disk #16
(Mix & Match Mega Styles for Jazz)
Disk #17
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Disk #18 with FREE intro/ending disk
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Disk #19 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.2 - 8Beats and 16Beats)
Disk #20 with FREE intro/ending disk
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Disk #21 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Styles of the Technics KN7000 V.1 - Variety)
Disk #22 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Technics KN7000 V.2 - Variety)
Disk #23 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.4 - Mostly 3/4, 6/8 & 12/8)
Disk #24 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.5 - Dance, Trance, Techno)
Disk #25 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Technics KN7000 V.3 - Country)
Disk #26 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.6 - Latin American)
Disk #27 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.7 - European Styles)
 
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Sherry Mayrent's Klezmer Style/Song disk for Band-in-a-Box
 

 
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"Very nice styles that do offer something that is not redundant with PG styles."Jeff Holman - Roseville MN


"I had a very brief chance to listen to a few of the files. Great work! makes even a cheap soundcard sound 100% better. Now I'll have to save up to complete my set."Mark Andrews - Springfield, MA

 

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