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Norton Music's User Style Disk #3
For Band-in-a-Box

An all-request disk!

What kind of styles are on this all new disk?

  • The most requested styles from the owners of Disk #1 and #2, in about the same ratio as the requests.
  • Many of them are versatile, cross-over styles that would work well for more than one type of music. Let me elaborate; the lines between the rhythms of different kinds of popular music are getting fuzzy - I hear C&W songs that have a very similar rhythm to a Rock song I once played, which had a rhythm taken verbatim from a R&B song, which had its roots in Gospel - Also, Jazz, Fusion, Latin, Rock, Disco and Dance music share many common rhythms. Disk #3 contains the following styles (note: most of the styles are good for more than one type of music, but I had to give them a title.):

Norton Music's User Style Disk #3 is optimized for Version 6.0 or higher of Band-In-A-Box, but it also works on Version 5 of band-in-a-box at about 90% of the capacity that it does on Version 6.

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 75 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: Click the Demo link to listen to the MP3 demo.
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:

  • Big Band Swing 1 (#b_band1.sty): The name says it all
    mp3 demo JAZZ - POP

  • Blues With Breaks (#blubrak.sty): A nice blues styles with breaks built in!!!
    mp3 demoROCK - R&B - new C&W - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Dixie (#dixie.sty): A big band Dixieland style
    DIXIELAND JAZZ

  • Drifters (#drifter.sty): A rhumba rock reminiscent of the Drifters with Electric Bass, Bright Piano, Acoustic Guitar and String section.
    mp3 demo ROCK - R&B - POP - LATIN ROCK - GOSPEL - new C&W - CCM

  • Gospel 1 (#gospel1.sty): Based on Paul Simon's Love Me Like A Rock with Ac. Bass, Ac. Piano, Ac. Guitar and Bari Sax.
    mp3 demo GOSPEL - ROCK - POP - C&W - FOLK - CCM

  • Hard Rock 1 (#hardrok.sty): A hard rock shuffle like the song Some Kind Of Wonderful with Fingered E. Bass, Distorted Guitar and 2 Overdrive Guitars
    mp3 demo ROCK - R&B - CCM

  • Hard Rock 2 (#hardrk2.sty): A "straight eighth" hard rock style
    ROCK - R&B - CCM

  • Jazz Samba (#jasamba.sty): A nice, Latin style with a jazzy Samba flavor featuring Slap Bass, Chorused E. Piano, Muted E. Guitar and Perc. Organ
    mp3 demo LATIN JAZZ - smooth JAZZ - LATIN ROCK - JAZZ ROCK (Steely Dan-ish)

  • Jazz Cha Cha (#jazcha1.sty): One of my favorite styles! Inspired a Jorge Dalto version of Killer Joe with Bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Vibes.
    mp3 demo JAZZ - LATIN JAZZ - smooth JAZZ - POP- ROCK - new C&W

  • Jazz Rock 1 (#jazrok1.sty): An excellent 16 beat style with Slap Bass, Chorus Piano, Muted E.Guitar and Brass Section.
    mp3 demo JAZZ - FUNK - FUSION - JAZZ ROCK - DISCO/DANCE - CCM

  • Jazz Rock 2 (#jazrok2.sty): A different but equally as versatile great jazzy, funky 16 beat style
    JAZZ - FUNK - FUSION - JAZZ ROCK - R&B - DISCO/DANCE - CCM

  • Key Largo (#k_largo.sty): An 8-beat ballad style inspired by the Bertie Higgins song of the same name
    POP - ROCK - R&B - C&W - CCM

  • Key West (#keywest.sty): A Jimmy Buffett-ish Calypso-Rock winner with Fingered E. Bass, Rhodes Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Steel Drums (Pan). Tropical pop music at its finest
    mp3 demo LIGHT ROCK - CARIBBEAN - POP - CCM

  • Memphis (#memphis.sty): R&B, Rock, Fusion, with a little C&W mixed in - like B.B. King's The Thrill Is Gone
    R&B - ROCK - POP - CCM

  • Motown 1 (#motown1.sty): The first in a pair of styles. This one has the piano, bells and guitar. Save as a MIDI, mix with the brass of #motown2.sty.
    mp3 demo POP - ROCK - R&B - CCM

  • Motown 2 (#motown2.sty): he second half of the pair (with saxes and brass). Either of these motown styles can stand on their own, and they are only one of the many styles made famous by Motown.
    POP - ROCK - R&B - CCM

  • Old Rock (#oldrock.sty): A retro-rock, rock-a-billy favorite
    old-retro-ROCK - R&B - C&W - CCM

  • New Orleans (#orleans.sty): Reminds me of Huey "Piano" Smith's (Also covered by Johnny Rivers) Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
    ROCK - R&B - GOSPEL - C&W - CCM

  • Louis Prima (#prima.sty): Big Band Jump Blues in style of Louis Prima and Louis Jordan
    JAZZ - R&B - ROCK - SWING

  • Reggae 3 (#reggae3.sty): 90's dance reggae (Like Inner Circle) featuring Finger E.Bass, Orchestra Hit synth patch, Muted E. Guitar and Atmosphere synth patch.
    mp3 demo REGGAE - POP - DANCE - CCM

  • Rhumba 2 (#rhumba2.sty): with African clave (on rimshot - BIAB drum kit doesn't include a clave) - works for Rhumbas, Boleros, rock ballads & R&B with Ac. Bass, Ac. Piano, Ac. Guitar and Vibraphone
    mp3 demo LATIN - POP

  • Salsa 2 (#salsa_2.sty): Modern Afro-Cuban mambo
    LATIN - LATIN POP - LATIN JAZZ

  • Staples Singers (#staples.sty): More Memphis Gospel, R&B, Rock with a touch of C&W, Staples Singers style featuring Slap Bass, Piano, Guitar and Mallet Percussion
    mp3 demo ROCK - R&B - GOSPEL - ROCK - new C&W - CCM

  • Texas Two Step 1 (#t2step1.sty): The name says it all with Bass, Honky Tonk Piano, Steel String Guitar and Clav (playing electric guitar part)
    mp3 demo C&W - crossover ROCK - COUNTRY ROCK - CCM

  • Texas Two Step 2 (#t2step2.sty): The name says it all
    C&W - crossover ROCK - COUNTRY ROCK - CCM

  • Tango 1 (#tango_1.sty): Olé! What more can I say?
    LATIN - POP

  • Techno 1 (#techno1.sty): 90's-00's dance style
    DISCO/DANCE - CCM

  • Trance 1 (#trance1.sty): More 90's-00's dance
    DISCO/DANCE - CCM

  • Two Feel (#twofeel.sty): Rock, R&B, C&W and gospel with a straight 'A' and a swing feel 'B'
    ROCK - R&B - GOSPEL - C&W

  • Waltz 1 (#waltz_1.sty): a nice folk, rock and C&W 3/4 style
    ROCK - C&W - FOLK - CCM

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Norton Music's User Style Disk 3
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Requires version 6 or higher of Band-in-a-Box
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Norton Music's Better Band Style Disks for Band-in-a-Box
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Disk #2
(Variety)
Disk #3
(All Request)
Disk #4
(Rock - From Top40 to Hard)
Disk #5
(Jazz - From Big Band to Fusion)
Disk #6
(Country, Retro Rock & Crossover)
Disk #7
(All Request)
Disk #8
(All Request)
Disk #9
(Jazz & Blues)
Disk #10
(All Request)
Disk #11
(All Request)
Disk #12
(8 Beats, 16 Beats & Ballads)
Disk #13
(All Request)
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
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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"...I must say I am really impressed by the quality of your Band-in-a-Box styles and I am looking forward to using your fake disk and book by playing the 'oldies' on my guitar accompanied by the computer band...your disk will certainly add a lot ! - J.P. de Hoog - The Netherlands


Just a note to say thank you very much. I received the User Style disks this morning, installed them into BB and WOW! What an improvement on PG Music's styles, especially connected to the Roland JV 1080 sound module. I'm really itching to work with it, but it will have to wait 'till tomorrow. And from next week I'm on leave, so you'll know where to find me.   Thank's once again for your prompt service. Give me time to work through this lot and then I'll place an order for the other disks. - eddie.goldberg.recording.studio@[domain omitted to avoid spam]

 

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