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Have you ever listened to one of those auto-play keyboards?
Don't they have great built-in introductions and endings?
Have you ever wished you could have those great introductions and endings without spending thousands of dollars to buy one of those keyboards?
Well, now you can!
This idea actually came from one of my customers. He makes MIDI files with Band-in-a-Box, Jammer, and a software sequencer, and enjoyed using the fancy introductions and endings on Norton Music's User Style Disks #4 and #5 for Band-in-a-Box. He asked me if I would make a disk of nothing but introductions and endings, so I did.
There are 90 fancy introduction and endings in General MIDI format on this disk. They are formatted in this way: (1) Fancy Introduction (2) 12 bar blues progression (3) Fancy Ending. All you have to do is copy the intro or ending and paste it at the beginning or end of any MIDI file.
There are three files for each style, one in C major, one in C minor and one in G major. Having one in C and G will help make transposition easier. Sometimes the C major file is almost the same as the C minor file, sometimes it is entirely different.
Although these files will work with Band-in-a-Box, they are not part of Band-in-a-Box. You must export your song as a MIDI file (by clicking the .MID button) and import them into a sequencer (like Power Tracks Pro) to use them.
A MIDI sequencer is required to use these files. It can be a software sequencer (like Power Tracks Pro, Cakewalk, Cubase, Sonar, Master Tracks Pro, etc.) or hardware based (keyboard workstation and/or dedicated sequencer). If you can copy and paste MIDI file segments, you can use this disk.
Although these fancy introductions and endings can be used with any MIDI sequences, they will work especially well with Norton Music's User Style Disk #11 for Band-in-a-Box
These disks are sold in General MIDI format. The demo files are in RealAudio format and require RealPlayer plug-in version 8 or higher or (free) VLC player.
the other demo "songs" are shortened excerpts (intro, fade out, fade in, ending)
Click the file name to hear the RealAudio demo:
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