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Put A Better Band In Your Box With
Norton Music's User Style Disk #28
For Band-in-a-Box
...plus...
Free MIDI Intro/Ending disk #15

Volume 8 - styles of the Korg PA80 Arranger
19 more great styles inspired by the PA80

Plus 73 FREE MIDI intros and endings!!!
(buy the style disk and get the intro/ending disk free - $33.95 value)

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

More fantastic Rock & Roll styles from classic to contemporary!! Many are suitable for modern country if you change the MIDI instruments

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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.

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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 HD.mp3 Demo files were made with the GM bank of the Ketron SD2 synth and ripped to a 128kbps mp3 in Audacity)
Style Name/
File Name
Information
HD.mp3 Demo
6/8 12/8 Ballad X / #68bld1x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of 6/8 or 12/8 ballad styles (one BiaB cell = either two 6/8 bars or one 12/8 bar) with fingered E bass, acoustic piano, muted guitar, and B3 organ HD.Demo
6/8 12/8 Ballad Y / #68bld1y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of 6/8 or 12/8 ballad styles (one BiaB cell = either two 6/8 bars or one 12/8 bar) with fingered E bass, acoustic piano, muted guitar, and B3 organ HD.Demo
These 6/8 12/8 Ballad X & 6/8 12/8 Ballad Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Fire Rock X / #FireRKX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of X/Y styles. I have no idea why Korg named these styles "Fire Rock", but I do like them a lot. With fingered E bass, bright piano, acoustic guitar and rock organ. HD.Demo
Fire Rock Y / #FireRKY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of X/Y styles. I have no idea why Korg named these styles "Fire Rock", but I do like them a lot. With fingered E bass, bright piano, acoustic guitar and rock organ. HD.Demo
These Fire Rock X & Fire Rock Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Heavy Rock 2 X / #HevRk2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of good, basic, hard rock styles that will work for hundreds of rock or country songs with picked E bass and three distorted guitars
HD.Demo
Heavy Rock 2 Y / #HevRk2y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of good, basic, hard rock styles that will work for hundreds of rock or country songs with picked E bass and three distorted guitars
HD.Demo
These Heavy Rock 2 X & Heavy Rock 2 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Open Rock 8X / #o_rok8X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of classic 1960-2000s open rock styles with drums, fingered E bass, overdrive guitar, distorted guitar and muted guitar. HD.Demo
Open Rock 8Y / #o_rok8Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of classic 1960-2000s open rock styles with drums, fingered E bass, overdrive guitar, distorted guitar and muted guitar. HD.Demo
These Open Rock 8 X & Open Rock 8 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Open Rock 9 X / #o_rok9X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of another pair of classic 1960-2000s open rock styles with drums, picked E bass, overdrive guitar, and two distorted guitars HD.Demo
Open Rock 9 Y / #o_rok9Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of another pair of classic 1960-2000s open rock styles with drums, picked E bass, overdrive guitar, and two distorted guitars HD.Demo
These Open Rock 9 X & Open Rock 9 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Pink Floyd X E / #FloydXE.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) (EXPANDED *) First of a pair of Pink Floyd styles from the Dark Side Of The Moon era with fingered E bass, two distorted guitars and a clean guitar HD.Demo
Pink Floyd Y E / #FloydYE.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) (EXPANDED *) Second of a pair of Pink Floyd styles from the Dark Side Of The Moon era with fingered E bass, two distorted guitars and a clean guitar HD.Demo
These Pink Floyd X E & Pink Floyd Y E compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Pop Rock 1 / #poprok1.sty A very versatile, basic straight 8th note rock style good for hundreds of classic rock and contemporary country songs with fingered E bass, muted guitar, clean guitar and distorted guitar HD.Demo
These Pop Rock 1 compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Rock Ballad 4 X / #RkBal4x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of essential rock ballad styles prevalent from the 60s to the 21st century with fingered E bass, bright piano, clean guitar and acoustic guitar HD.Demo
Rock Ballad 4 Y / #RkBal4y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of essential rock ballad styles prevalent from the 60s to the 21st century with fingered E bass, bright piano, clean guitar and acoustic guitar HD.Demo
These Rock Ballad 4 X & Rock Ballad 4 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4
Shuffle 2x (rock) / #Shufl2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of triplet based rock shuffles good for everything from New Orleans early rock to Tears for Fears and later with picked E bass, muted guitar, overdrive guitar and distorted guitar HD.Demo
Shuffle 2y (rock) / #Shufl2y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of triplet based rock shuffles good for everything from New Orleans early rock to Tears for Fears and later with picked E bass, muted guitar, overdrive guitar and distorted guitar HD.Demo
These Shuffle 2 X & Shuffle 2 Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3
Van Halen X / #Van_H_x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) First of a pair of Van Halen inspired styles. I don't know which Van Halen song Korg had in mind, but it certainly is in that band's style, with fingered E bass, two distorted guitars, and a muted guitar HD.Demo
Van Halen Y / #Van_H_y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Second of a pair of Van Halen inspired styles. I don't know which Van Halen song Korg had in mind, but it certainly is in that band's style, with fingered E bass, distorted guitar, overdrive guitar and a muted guitar HD.Demo
These Van Halen X & Van Halen Y compatible MIDI file Intros and Endings are included in the FREE Bonus Disk
HD.Demos Intro #1 | Intro #2 | Intro #3 | Intro #4 | Ending #1 | Ending #2 | Ending #3 | Ending #4

 

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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)
Disk #28 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.8 - Rock & Roll)
Disk #29 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.9 -
Smooth Jazz, Fusion & Jazz Rock)
  
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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"Your styles groove in a way that make PG styles sound stiff and mechanical" ~ Ron George, APO


"Useful styles without the busy Real Track improv lines getting in the way of the melody" ~ Steve Walsh, N.Y.

 

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