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Norton Music's User Style Disk #4
For Band-in-a-Box

With FREE MIDI file intros and endings

Inspired BIAB styles PLUS long MIDI file intros and endings

User Style Disks #4 and #5 are designed to be used with Band-in-a-Box, but they were inspired by the Korg i series keyboards. I repeat, for clarity: These disks are to be used with Band-in-a-Box and the sound module(s) you are now using. They will make your Band-in-a-Box emulate a Korg i3 (but with much more variety and musicality). YOU DO NOT NEED A KORG SYNTH TO USE THESE DISKS -- YOU ONLY NEED BAND IN A BOX AND THE SOUND CARD/MODULE SET-UP YOU ALREADY HAVE

For years, the owners of my User Style Disks (#1, #2, & #3) have repeatedly asked me to do two different things:

I have combined both of the above ideas in these new disks. Each disk contains both:

  1. Band-in-a-Box User Styles, inspired by the i3, then improved by taking advantage of Band-in-a-Box's variety and musical enhancement features,
  2. General MIDIfile sequences that contain elaborate, pro introductions and endings (up to 12 bars long) for copying and pasting on your MIDI sequences.

I have grouped the Band-in-a-Box styles and MIDIfiles into sets. Each set contains: Three styles that are similar enough to be used with the included intro/ending MIDIfiles. This gives you the ability to play similarly styled songs and utilize those great intros and endings, without repeating the exact same background licks in each song.

Since each i3 rhythm has four variations per style and Band-in-a-Box styles only allow two, I have combined the four i3 variations in up to the following three combinations:

BIAB Style #3 (A & B) = i3 Variations 1 & 4
BIAB Style #5 (A & B) = i3 Variations 2 & 4
BIAB Style #6 (A & B) = i3 Variations 3 & 4

This is exactly what Korg does to get many different arrangements (styles) out of their individual substyle variations. There is a tiny bit of redundancy in this set up, but I have compensated for this by packing a 3½" double sided disk as full as I can. Also, in order to fit more styles on the disks, I used a short, 12 bar blues progression for the demo song for most of these styles.

It is important to note that these user styles are not identical copies to their i3 counterparts. (Since the Band-in-a-Box program and the i3 have different `brains', timing resolutions and different instrument sets, this is impossible.) As I mentioned before, they have been made even better, by taking advantage of Band-in-a-Box's variety and musical enhancement features.

Norton Music's User Style Disk #4 has been recommended in Keyboard Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine, The Micro Computer Journal, Jazz Times Magazine on the internet , the McGraw-Hill textbook, Multimedia Literacy by Dr. Fred T. Hoffstetter, and by word of mouth in over 70 different countries by musicians like you.


Norton Music's User Style Disk #4 for Band-in-a-Box

Rock ...... from Top 40 to Hard

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.

These 3, inter-related styles produce arrangements called, "Prog. Rock", "Rock On!", and others. They are versatile enough for 70's to 90's hard rock, hard country, hard country rock, and metal.

Set #2 contains:

These 3, inter-related styles produce arrangements called, "Southern Rock", "Half Time", and others. They are versatile enough for 70's to 90's hard rock, hard country, and hard country rock - Zep & Bad Company tunes too.

Set #3 contains:

These 3, inter-related styles produce arrangements called, "Easy Rockin", "Laid Back", and others. In the style of The Eagles and other rock groups they are versatile enough for 70's to 90's lite rock, C&W, and country rock.

Set #4 contains:

These 3, inter-related styles produce arrangements called, "Doctor", "The King", "TheFabFour" and others. Also sounds a little like Jackson Browne to me. They are versatile enough for 50's to 90's rock, C&W, Rock-a-billy, and country rock.

Set #5 contains:

These 3, inter-related styles produce arrangements called, "Mick&Keith", "Riffin'", "RaveItUp!", and others. Reminiscent of The Rolling Stones, Free and other rock groups, these styles are `just good, solid rock'.

Set #6 contains:

These 3, inter-related styles produce arrangements called, "Top40 Rock", "AOR Rock", and others. And that says it all. Medium rock, good and commercial.

Set #7 contains:

These 3, inter-related styles produce arrangements called, "Shufflin'", "Don't Stop", and others. Great for medium to hard rock shuffles by Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company and others.

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Norton Music's User Style Disk 4
for Band-in-a-Box
PLUS FREE MIDIfile Intros and Endings!!!
Requires version 7 or higher of Band-in-a-Box
Optimized for v.2004 or higher
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Click for information about these other great
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)
  
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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Ditto to the accolades for Norton Music's BIAB vaccine. I just got the new styles disk #4 and it's another winner. I started out on disk #1 and haven't missed one yet... - JamesRocks@[domain omitted to avoid spam]


...The same cannot be said of many products, but yours really did deliver more than had been promised. Thanks a bunch. Brian Cavanagh ~ cavanaly@[domain omitted to avoid spam]

 

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