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Norton Music's User Style Disk #26
For Band-in-a-Box
...plus...
Free MIDI Intro/Ending disk #13

Volume 6 - styles of the Korg PA80 Arranger
20 more great styles inspired by the PA80

Plus 65 FREE MIDI intros and endings!!!
(buy the style disk and get the intro/ending disk free - $33.95 value)

85 NEW BIAB and MIDI files in all!!!
Put a Korg PA80 in your box!

Latin American Music - Musica Latina - from Cuba to Colombia to Mexico to Brazil to Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico to Guadeloupe to Martinique to Nuyorico

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The previous editions of styles from the Korg PA80 arranger got rave reviews and many requests for more. So you asked for it -- and here is the next installment.

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. 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 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 many years 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.

Click me to discover the advantages of these ALL MIDI styles ( = will open in a new window)

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 PC Demo files were made with either the software synth that came with BiaB (VSC3, Coyote etc.) or the MS Wavetable Synth
Pro Demo files will be made with a better synth (Ketron SD-2, Edirol SD-90, etc.)
Style Name/
File Name
Information
mp3 Demo
Batucada 1X / #batuc1X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First in a pair of Batucada styles. Batucada is a substyle of Samba and refers to an African influenced Brazilian percussive style, usually performed by an ensemble, known as a Bateria. Batucada is characterized by its repetitive style and fast pace. Featuring Synth Bass 2, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Bandoneon, and Brass Section
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Batucada 1Y / #batuc1Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second in a pair of Batucada styles (see above). This one also features Synth Bass 2, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Bandoneon, and Brass Section
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Batucada X & Batucada 1Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Beguine 2X / #Begui2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First in a pair of Beguine styles. The beguine is a dance and music form, similar to a slow rumba, coming from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, where in local Creole Beke or Begue means a White person, and Beguine is the female form. Featuring Fingered Electric Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Nylon String Acoustic Guitar, and Warm Synth Pad
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Beguine 2Y / #Begui2y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second in a pair of Beguine styles coming from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique (see above). This one features Fingered Electric Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Nylon String Acoustic Guitar, and Warm Synth Pad on the A substyle and Strings on the B
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Beguine 2X & Beguine 2Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Cumbia 2X / #Cumbi2x.sty (EXPANDED *) (Mix&Match Mega **) First in a pair of Cumbia styles. The Cumbia originated in the coastal regions of Colombia and Panama and is a combination of an African Courtship dance with Amerindian steps and Spanish influenced rhythms. This style features Fingered Electric Bass, Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Trombone and Brass Section
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Cumbia 2Y / #Cumbi2y.sty (EXPANDED *) (Mix&Match Mega **) Second in a pair of Cumbia styles. The Cumbia originated in the coastal regions of Colombia and Panama and is a combination of an African Courtship dance with Amerindian steps and Spanish influenced rhythms. This style features Fingered Electric Bass, Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Trombone and Brass Section
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Cumbia 2X & Cumbia 2Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Latin Unplugged 1X / #LtnUn1X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First in a pair of Latin Unplugged styles. This one is reminiscent of the 1950s, acoustic, Afro-Cuban Rhumbas so prevalent in Musica Latina, North American Pop Music and even Latin Jazz. This style features Acoustic String Bass, Acoustic Piano, Brushed Drum Kit (with percussion), Acoustic Steel Stringed Guitar and Strings
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Latin Unplugged 1Y / #LtnUn1Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second in a pair of Latin Unplugged styles. This one is reminiscent of the 1950s, acoustic, Afro-Cuban Rhumbas so prevalent in Musica Latina, North American Pop Music and even Latin Jazz. This style features Acoustic String Bass, Acoustic Piano, Brushed Drum Kit (with percussion), Acoustic Steel Stringed Guitar and Strings
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Latin Unplugged 1X & Latin Unplugged 1Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2
Mambo 1X / #Mambo1x.sty (EXPANDED *) (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of Afro-Cuban Mambo styles - take me to the Tropicana in Havana. Mambo means "Conversation with the gods" in Kikongo, the language of the slaves taken to Cuba and the music is heavenly. This style features Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Brass Section and Alto Sax
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Mambo 1Y / #Mambo1y.sty (EXPANDED *) (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of Afro-Cuban Mambo styles - take me to the Tropicana in Havana. Mambo means "Conversation with the gods" in Kikongo, the language of the slaves taken to Cuba and the music is heavenly. This style features Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Brass Section and Alto Sax
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Mambo 1X & Mambo 1Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Mariachi X / #MarichX.sty (EXPANDED *) (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of Mariachi styles. From the state of Jalisco in Mexico come Mariachi Music. Originally folk music it turned Urban when it travelled to Guadalajara and Mexico City. With this pair of styles you get both the rural and the urban. This one is the rural and features Acoustic String Bass, Accordion, Brushed Drums (and percussion), and Nylon Stringed Guitar.
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Mariachi Y / #MarichY.sty (EXPANDED *) (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of Mariachi styles. From the state of Jalisco in Mexico come Mariachi Music. Originally folk music it turned Urban when it travelled to Guadalajara and Mexico City. With this pair of styles you get both the rural and the urban. This one is the urban and features Acoustic String Bass, Accordion, Brushed Drums (and percussion), Nylon Stringed Guitar and Trumpets.
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These #MarichY.sty & #MarichY.sty compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 |Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2
Merengue 3X / #Merng3X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of Merengue styles. Merengue started in the Dominican Republic and has become one of the most popular Latin American Dances. This is a contemporary Merengue style as heard in the Latin Dance Clubs in the 21st century and features Fingered Electric Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion) Brass Section and Sax Section
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Merengue 3Y / #Merng3Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of Merengue styles. Merengue started in the Dominican Republic and has become one of the most popular Latin American Dances. This is a contemporary Merengue style as heard in the Latin Dance Clubs in the 21st century and features Fingered Electric Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion) Brass Section and Sax Section
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Merengue 3X & Merengue 3Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Quebradita 1X / #Qbra_1X.sty (EXPANDED *) (Mix&Match Mega **) First in a pair of Quebradita styles. A Mexican-American dance style originating the 1990s and continuing into the 21st Century. This style features a Fingered Electric Bass, Accordion, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Clean Electric Guitar and Trumpets.
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Quebradita 1Y / #Qbra_1Y.sty (EXPANDED *) (Mix&Match Mega **) Second in a pair of Quebradita styles. A Mexican-American dance style originating the 1990s and continuing into the 21st Century. This style features a Fingered Electric Bass, Accordion, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Clean Electric Guitar and Trumpets.
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Quebradita 1S & Quebradita 1Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Salsa 5X / #Salsa5x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of Salsa styles. The Son Montuno and Mambo from Cuba combined with Puerto Rico's Bomba and Plena evolved to become Salsa and then traveled north to New York or Neyorico to get it's name. This one features Acoustic String Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), high Brass section and low Brass section in the A substyle and Sax Section in the B
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Salsa 5Y / #Salsa5y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of Salsa styles. The Son Montuno and Mambo from Cuba combined with Puerto Rico's Bomba and Plena evolved to become Salsa and then traveled north to New York or Neyorico to get it's name. This one features Acoustic String Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), high Brass section and Sax section in the A substyle and Low Brass Section in the B
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Salsa 5X & Salsa 5Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Samba Del Sol X / #SamSolX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of Samba Del Sol styles. From Brazil/Brasil, a modern sub-genre of Samba. This one features Fingered Electric Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Nylon String Guitar and Brass Section and of course, you can mix and match for A, B, C, and D substyles
PCDemo

SD90Demo
Samba Del Sol Y / #SamSolY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of Samba Del Sol styles. From Brazil/Brasil, a modern sub-genre of Samba. This one features Fingered Electric Bass, Acoustic Piano, Standard Drum Kit (with percussion), Nylon String Guitar and Brass Section and of course, you can mix and match for A, B, C, and D substyles
PCDemo

SD90Demo
These Samba Del Sol X & Samba Del Sol Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
PCDemos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4

 

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Disk #6
(Country, Retro Rock & Crossover)
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
(All Request - All EXPANDED)
Disk #18 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Styles of the Korg PA80 Vol.1 - 8Beats)
Disk #19 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.2 - 8Beats and 16Beats)
Disk #20 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.3 - Mostly Ballads)
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)
 
Don't want to purchase and entire style disk? SINGLE STYLES are available here
PLUS - Roy Hawkesford and Sherry Mayrent Style/Arrangement Disks for Band-in-a-Box
RH Disk #1    RH Disk #2    RH Disk #3    RH Disk #4    RH Disk #5    RH Disk #6    RH Disk #7
Sherry Mayrent's Klezmer Style/Song disk for Band-in-a-Box
 

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"Thanks for the great work you do! I've used many of PG Music's styles as well as yours in creating our backing tracks and find yours bring them to life much more easily and with much less tweaking." - Mike Dustan, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada


"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

 

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