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Norton Music's User Style Disk #8
For Band-in-a-Box

The Grooviest Style Disk Norton Music Has Made To Date!

Norton Music's Power User Style Disk #8 utilizes the live drum feature of Band-in-a-box version 7.0g. Finally, a full general MIDI drum set is available in the stylemaker ... and the drum set is no longer quantized! That makes this disk The Grooviest style disk Norton Music has made to date!

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.

As most of my customers know, I keep a list of style requests on my desk. The styles on this disk represent the ones that I had the most requests for. Keep those requests coming, I love to hear from 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:

  • 16 beat Ballad 1 (#16bbal1.sty): (16 beat Ballad 1) A 70's - '90's 16 beat ballad style with Fretless Bass, Synth Voices and both Acoustic and Rhodes piano, reminiscent of Every Time You Go Away
    mp3 demo POP - ROCK - R&B - SmoothJAZZ - GOSPEL - CCM

  • 16 Beat 1 (#16beat1.sty): A light, funky 16 Beat, a little busier than #16bbal1.sty. I used it on Neither One Of Us (wants to be the first to say good bye)
    mp3 demo POP - ROCK - R&B - SmoothJAZZ - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Boogie Woogie 2 (#boogiw2.sty): From 40's Big Band Boogie Woogie to 90's swing tunes like the ones done by Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Big Bad Voodoo Daddies this full brass, big band boogie is hot!
    mp3 demo R&B - JAZZ - POP

  • Bounce 1 (#bounce1.sty): For Fox Trots, light swing and retro-jazz tunes
    mp3 demo POP - JAZZ

  • Caribbean Jazz (#caribjz.sty): A nice island jazz style for tunes like St. Thomas with Bass, Marimba, Steel Drums and Kalimba
    mp3 demo JAZZ - POP - CARIBBEAN

  • Country or Rock Ballad (#cr_bal.sty): A cross-over style for slow ballads like Feels So Right and When You Say Nothing At All
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - FolkROCK - POP - CCM

  • Country or Rock Latin 1 (#cr_ltn1.sty): Latin influenced rock and country beat. You've heard it on a million songs like Runaway, Dream, Let the Little Girl Dance, Neon Moon and Handy Man
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - R&B - POP - CCM

  • Country or Rock Latin 2 (#cr_ltn2.sty): Another Latin influenced rock and country beat. You've heard it on a million songs like Raindrops and I Just Called To Say, "I Love You"
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - R&B - POP - CCM

  • Country or Rock Latin 3 (#cr_ltn3.sty): And one more Latin influenced rock and country beat with Fingered E Bass, Piano, Steel String Ac. Guitar and Muted E. Guitar. You've heard it on a million songs like Come Monday and Dream Lover
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - R&B - POP - CCM

  • Expanded Rock Style (#ex_rok1.sty): The solution to a common problem. When you have more than four chords to a bar ... or when one chord that needs to be just before the beat and another needs to be on the following beat ... expand the song so that 2 BIAB measures equal 4 beats of this expanded style, double the tempo, and you can now put up to 8 different chords in a 4/4 measure! This one has Fingered E. Bass, Elec. Grand Piano, Steel Str Guitar and Clean Guitar.
    mp3 demo ROCK - POP - CCM

  • Fast two beat (#fast2bt.sty): For those very fast two beat songs like Bye Bye Blues, Everything's Coming Up Roses, I'm Just Wild About Harry, and others.
    POP - JAZZ

  • Fusion 8 (#fusion8.sty): Another fusion style for the jazz players. It is written in 3/4 but feels like 6/8 and it cooks.
    JAZZ - SmoothJAZZ - FUSION - JazzROCK

  • Hip Hop 1 (#hiphop1.sty): For years both dance and jazz players have asked me to write hip hop styles. This all synth "band" features Synth Bass, Square Wave, Saw Tooth Wave and Halo Pad patches.Due to the quantization of the previous versions of BIAB, they always sounded too stiff. Now, with the live drum feature, I can finally release Hip Hop styles that groove! Use it on everything from Paula Abdul and Spice Girl tunes to contemporary jazz tunes!
    mp3 demo DANCE - SmoothJAZZ - POP - CCM

  • Hip Hop 2 (#hiphop2.sty): Another Hip Hop style that grooves! This one features E. Bass, Halo Pad, Clean Guitar and Poly Synth pad. Use it on everything from Paula Abdul, Bobby Brown, SWV and Spice Girl tunes to contemporary jazz tunes!
    mp3 demo DANCE - SmoothJAZZ - POP - CCM

  • Hora (#hora.sty): An ethnic hora style perfect for Hava Nagila, Tzena Tzena Tzena and many others
    ETHNIC

  • House 1 (#house_1.sty): An 80's - 90's - 00's dance rhythm perfect for some Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Paula Abdul and other dance artist's tunes with Fingered E Bass, Clavinet, Muted E Guitar and Square Wave Synth Patch
    mp3 demo DANCE - POP - SmoothJAZZ - CCM

  • House 2 (#house_2.sty): Another house beat, a little busier than House 1 and also perfect for those 80's - 90's - 00's dance house tunes
    DANCE - POP - SmoothJAZZ - CCM

  • Light 2 beat (#lite2bt.sty): A light 2 beat swing for jazz, rock and country tunes. Perfect for many tunes from Lester Lannin to Neil Diamond to Willie Nelson.
    GOSPEL - POP - JAZZ - NewC&W

  • Light 8 beat (#lite8bt.sty): A light straight 8 beat style for rock, pop and country tunes. Works for ballads and moderate tempo tunes.
    ROCK - POP - C&W - CCM

  • Latin Pop 1 (#ltnpop1.sty): A contemporary Latin pop style with E.Bass, Piano, Brass and Strings. Works for Miami Sound machine and other contemporary Latin Pop artists.
    mp3 demo LATIN POP - DANCE

  • Latin Pop 2 (#ltnpop2.sty): Another contemporary Latin pop style. Works for Miami Sound machine and other contemporary Latin Pop artists.
    LATIN POP - DANCE

  • Mambo Swing 1 (#mambsw1.sty): A contemporary latin swing style with brass section. Works for Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, and also some Louis Prima tunes.
    POP - LatinJAZZ - SmoothJAZZ

  • Mambo Swing 2 (#mambsw2.sty): Another contemporary latin swing style with sax section. Works for Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, and also some Louis Prima tunes featuring E. Bass, Bright Piano, Muted E Guitar and Sax Section.
    mp3 demo POP - LatinJAZZ - SmoothJAZZ

  • Rhythm and Blues 8 beat 1 (#rb_8_1.sty): A 60's R&B / R&R rhythm with Fingered E Bass, Bright Piano, Clean Guitar, and Brass Section that can also be used in gospel and modern C&W songs. Reminds me little of Sam and Dave's Hold On, I'm Comin'
    mp3 demo ROCK - R&B - POP - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Rhythm and Blues 8 beat 2 (#rb_8_2.sty): A little busier than #rb_8_1 and will work for tunes like Soul Man, Respect and others
    ROCK - R&B - POP - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Rhythm and Blues 8 beat 3 (#rb_8_3.sty): Another classic, this one has more of a classic Motown feel and will work for Can't Turn You Loose, I'll Take You There, Bernadette, and others>
    ROCK - R&B - POP - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Reggae 6 (#reggae6.sty): A roots Reggae style reminiscent of Bob Marley's I Shot The Sheriff with Fretless Bass, Piano, Muted Guitar and Bandoneon.
    mp3 demo REGGAE - POP

  • Swing 2 (#swing_2.sty): For years people have asked for a swing style that has a walking bass in both the A and B sections. Here it is, add the live drum feature and this one really grooves. It works for everything from swing ballads to bebop.
    JAZZ - POP

  • Tarantella (#tarantl.sty): A bouncy 6/8 tarantella style. Play it at Italian-American weddings, or whenever you get a bout of Tarantism
    ETHNIC

  • Zoot Suit Swing (#zoot_sw.sty): For those 90's swing tunes like those done by Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Big Bad Voodoo Daddies -- to Louis Prima or Louis Jordan tunes -- to hard traditional swing like Benny Goodman's Sing, Sing, Sing
    JAZZ - R&B - POP

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Disk #22 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Technics KN7000 V.2 - Variety)
Disk #23 with FREE intro/ending disk
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Disk #24 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.5 - Dance, Trance, Techno)
Disk #25 with FREE intro/ending disk
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Disk #26 with FREE intro/ending disk
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"Norton has outdone himself with a new styles disk that grabs you by the imagination... The real-time drums and percussion have to be experienced to be believed!" ~ Steve Cox, Memphis, TN


My favorite Birthday present this year? A Bob Norton styles disk for my Band-In-The-Box program. Your styles disks bring the sounds generated by Band-In-The-Box to a new level. Canned music without the can. As a composer and a musician, I find that I am pleased with the sounds that come out. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to put your musical expertise into a form that can be utilized by others . . . and especially me. Thanks! ~ John Carlile - isadora@ [domain omitted to avoid spam]

 

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