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Norton Music's User Style Disk #18
For Band-in-a-Box
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Free MIDI Intro/Ending disk #5

Volume 1 - Styles of the Korg PA80 Arranger
32 styles inspired by the PA 80

Plus 107 FREE MIDI intros and endings !!!
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Put a Korg PA80 in your box!

All the styles in Bank 1 of the Korg PA80 are represented in this disk.

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Ever since I released disks #4 and #5 for Band-in-a-Box, (styles inspired by the Korg i3 keyboard), people have been asking me to write more styles inspired by those great auto-arrangement keyboards. By far the keyboard requested most often has been the Korg PA80. This disk is not a direct copy of the styles on the PA80. That would be impossible as there are some significant differences between Band-in-a-Box and the Korg. The Korg has up to 7 instruments per style and a different set of percussion instruments. On the other hand, because they "think" about music differently, Band-in-a-Box has many ways to improve the musicality of the styles: (1) My BiaB rhythm patterns are less repetitive than those of the Korg (2) The Korg has only two drum rolls per style, I usually use 5 or more (3) My BiaB styles provides more authentic guitar chord inversions than the Korg (4) BiaB supports many more chord variations (5) Since the cords are entered before the song plays, BiaB knows what chord is coming next and can choose an appropriately musical pattern for that chord. I think the results more than compensate for the differences between the Korg and BiaB.

Buy this disk and get a FREE intro/ending disk. 97 fantastic MIDI file intros and endings. You can use them in "Real Band" or export your BiaB file as a MIDI file, import it into a sequencer, and add these fantastic intros and endings. Whether you use it on BiaB files or your own MIDI sequences or not, you get the Intro/Ending disk FREE.

** PLUS, the 32 new styles come in Mix&Match Mega-Style pairs. Sometimes the variations are subtle, sometimes pronounced, and always at least 4 different sub-styles are compatible, so you can have an A, B, C and D section in any song you like! This was a Norton Music innovation long before PG Music incorporated it into Band-in-a-Box.

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 100 different countries by musicians like you.

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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 with CDex "ripping" software. They were encoded at a low bit-rate in mono so although the audio fidelity will be low, you will be able to hear all the parts. The low bit-rate results in a small file size for quick downloading and playing, even for those on a dial-up connection.
Style Name/
File Name
Information
mp3 Demo
16 Beat Ballad 3 X / #16Bal3X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called this pair of styles HipHop Beat, but I think they are more 16 beat ballad to moderate styles with electronic percussion. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
16 Beat Ballad 3 Y / #16Bal3Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called this pair of styles HipHop Beat, but I think they are more 16 beat ballad to moderate styles with electronic percussion. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These 16 Beat Ballad 3 X & 16 Beat Ballad 3 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Classic Beat X / #ClasicX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A pair of versatile Rock/Country/Alternative/Pop workhorse styles that you've heard thousands of times on hit recordings. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Classic Beat Y / #ClasicY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A pair of versatile Rock/Country/Alternative/Pop workhorse styles that you've heard thousands of times on hit recordings. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Classic Beat X & Classic Beat Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Disco Miami X / #DiscoMX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called these styles Miami Beat but I changed them to Disco Miami so they wouldn't be confused with Latin American styles. There was a time when Miami was one of the Disco centers of the USA. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Disco Miami Y / #DiscoMY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called these styles Miami Beat but I changed them to Disco Miami so they wouldn't be confused with Latin American styles. There was a time when Miami was one of the Disco centers of the USA. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Disco Miami X & Disco Miami Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Fatback Groove X / #FBGruvX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called them 8 Beat Groove but they're definitely 16 beat and almost fatback styles so I renamed them. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Fatback Groove Y / #FBGruvY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called them 8 Beat Groove but they're definitely 16 beat and almost fatback styles so I renamed them. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Fatback Groove X & Fatback Groove Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Half 8 Half 16 Beat X / #HalfBtX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called them Half Beat and it took me a while to figure out why. The 4 substyles gradually go from an 8 beat to a 16 beat, so it is halfway between the two. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Half 8 Half 16 Beat Y / #HalfBtY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called them Half Beat and it took me a while to figure out why. The 4 substyles gradually go from an 8 beat to a 16 beat, so it is halfway between the two. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Half 8 Half 16 Beat X & Half 8 Half 16 Beat Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Light Rock 2 X / #LitRk2X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called these basic, Light Rock styles Light Rock 1, but I already had a style with that name so I re-numbered them. This is another pair of workhorse styles that you will find a thousand uses for. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Light Rock 2 Y / #LitRk2Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called these basic, Light Rock styles Light Rock 1, but I already had a style with that name so I re-numbered them. This is another pair of workhorse styles that you will find a thousand uses for. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Light Rock 2 X & Light Rock 2 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Light Rock 4 X / #LitRk4X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called these versatile styles Light Rock 2, but I already had a style with that name so I re-numbered them. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Light Rock 4 Y / #LitRk4Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called these versatile styles Light Rock 2, but I already had a style with that name so I re-numbered them. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Light Rock 4 X & Light Rock 4 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Love 8 Beat X / #Luv8BtX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Here are a pair of styles you have heard in literally thousands of pop, rock, and new country love songs. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Love 8 Beat Y / #Luv8BtY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Here are a pair of styles you have heard in literally thousands of pop, rock, and new country love songs. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Love 8 Beat X & Love 8 Beat Y / #Luv8BtY.sty compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Pop Ballad 1 X / #PopB_1X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A late 1990s and early 21st century pair of ballad styles (the kind that often but not always has a rap section in the middle). These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Pop Ballad 1 Y / #PopB_1Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A late 1990s and early 21st century pair of ballad styles (the kind that often but not always has a rap section in the middle). These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Pop Ballad 1 X & Pop Ballad 1 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 |Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Pop Beat 1X / #PopBt_X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) This pair of styles is exactly what they say they are, "Pop Beat", two nice, versatile 8 beat pop/rock/folk/country styles. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Pop Beat 1Y / #PopBt_Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) This pair of styles is exactly what they say they are, "Pop Beat", two nice, versatile 8 beat pop/rock/folk/country styles. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Pop Beat 1X & Pop Beat 1Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Soft Beat X / #SoftBtX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Another nice pair of mellow 8 beat styles with arpeggiated 16th note guitar. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Soft Beat Y / #SoftBtY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Another nice pair of mellow 8 beat styles with arpeggiated 16th note guitar. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Soft Beat X & Soft Beat Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Standard 8 Beat X / #Std8BtX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A pair of light 8 beat styles that crossover from pop to rock to country to whatever. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Standard 8 Beat Y / #Std8BtY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A pair of light 8 beat styles that crossover from pop to rock to country to whatever. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Standard 8 Beat X & Standard 8 Beat Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
UK Pop X / #UKPop_X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called this pair of styles UK 8 beat, but it is more of a 16 beat and almost a 60s UK (Cream and others) or even San Francisco rock beat. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
UK Pop Y / #UKPop_Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Korg called this pair of styles UK 8 beat, but it is more of a 16 beat and almost a 60s UK (Cream and others) or even San Francisco rock beat. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These UK Pop X & UK Pop Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
UK R&B X / #UK_RB_X.sty Korg calls this pair of styles UK R&B, but I think it is a cross between UK R&B and UK Pop (perhaps something like the group Supertramp might do). These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
UK R&B Y / #UK_RB_Y.sty Korg calls this pair of styles UK R&B, but I think it is a cross between UK R&B and UK Pop (perhaps something like the group Supertramp might do). These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These UK R&B X & UK R&B Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Unplugged 8Beat 1 X / #UnPlg1X.sty A pair of "unplugged" styles that would fit in a variety of different styles of music. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Unplugged 8Beat 1 Y / #UnPlg1Y.sty A pair of "unplugged" styles that would fit in a variety of different styles of music. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Unplugged 8Beat 1 X & Unplugged 8Beat 1 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #2 | Ending #! | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Unplugged 8Beat 2 X / #UnPlg2X.sty A nice pair of 8Beat unplugged styles with brushed drums. Great for ballads to mellow, moderate songs. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
Unplugged 8Beat 2 Y / #UnPlg2Y.sty A nice pair of 8Beat unplugged styles with brushed drums. Great for ballads to mellow, moderate songs. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song.
demo
These Unplugged 8Beat 2 X & Unplugged 8Beat 2 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
demos Intro #1 | Inro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3

 

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"I decided to check out your styles disks, because everyone in the user group was "talking about them. WOW! I listened to your samples and what a difference they are from the standard BIAB styles. ...Your styles are GREAT! Fantastic! Creative! Outstanding! -- I can't come up with enough superlatives to describe them. Thank you for taking the time to create them and for sharing them with others! ~ Alice Bartley" - Renton WA


"I must say, that your styles are the best ever made for BIAB. I really like them." ~ Erkki Viinikka - Espoo Finland

 

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