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#123182 - 07/29/11 06:13 AM [Off-Topic] Norton styles are great sounding.
jan larkin Offline
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Hi,

Just recently got a few of the Norton styledisks and I have to say its been a real eye opener for me they sound so good, very favourably in my humble opinion compared to any realtracks, and much better than most of the inbuilt midi styles in band in a box.

As I know Mr Norton is on the forum very often I would like to say a big thank you for your fabulous sounding styles.

Regards
Jan

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#123183 - 07/29/11 09:31 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: jan larkin]
Notes Norton Offline
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Thank you for the kind words Jan.

I am happy that you are enjoying my work.

Take care,
Bob
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#123184 - 07/29/11 12:16 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: Notes Norton]
redguitars Offline
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Thanks Bob,
Your style were always killer, for The Jammer as well.
Wayne,
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#123185 - 07/30/11 09:21 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: redguitars]
Notes Norton Offline
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Thanks for the kind words Wayne. I'm happy that you are enjoying my styles.

Bob
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& Fake Disks for MIDI and/or RealTracks

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#123186 - 07/30/11 09:34 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: Notes Norton]
Ric4001 Offline
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Registered: 07/08/08
Posts: 14
+1

I have all of the Norton styles disks and they are all fantastic. I agree that they compete very well with real tracks. While I love real tracks, you simply cannot beat the editing available with midi files so I often prefer using Norton's styles to any real tracks.

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#123187 - 07/31/11 02:43 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: Ric4001]
Notes Norton Offline
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And thank you too Ric for the support.

Bob
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& Fake Disks for MIDI and/or RealTracks

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#123188 - 08/03/11 06:10 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: Notes Norton]
martin57 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/06
Posts: 74
Loc: Manchester UK
I have 4 of Norton fake disks as well. I use them all the time in my songwriting attempts.

thanks

martin

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#123189 - 08/03/11 03:57 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: martin57]
Notes Norton Offline
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And thank you for your support Martin. I'm glad you are getting good use of them.

Bob
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100% MIDI Super-Styles recorded by live, pro, studio musicians for a live groove
& Fake Disks for MIDI and/or RealTracks

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#123190 - 08/04/11 11:27 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: Notes Norton]
KeithS Offline
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Registered: 06/09/03
Posts: 862
Loc: Mobile, Alabama
Bob,

Quick question while you are checked into the forum. I bought a number of your BIAB style sets back when I was still using Windows XP and ealrier versions of BIAB and they all installed fine, but when I bumped up to 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate and attempted to run the installation for the Norton styles, I got a Windows error that says the program is incompatible with the current version of Windows. Is there a way to get these old installation files to run and install the styles into BIAB on the Win 7 machine OR alternatively is there a way that I can identify the old Norton folders/files in the old XP BIAB installation and copy them over to the WIN 7 BB folder?
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#123191 - 08/05/11 08:46 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: KeithS]
Notes Norton Offline
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One of my older installation programs that I wrote with an app called PC Install doesn't work on 64 bit W7.

You can do one of two things.

1) Copy the Norton Music files and folders from your old XP to your new W7

2) Send me a private e-mail and I'll send you links to download them with a newer installation program (Winzip self-extracting file).

If there is anyone else out there with the same problem, let me know. There is no charge for this service.

Notes ♫
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& Fake Disks for MIDI and/or RealTracks

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#123192 - 08/05/11 11:06 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: martin57]
Muzic Trax Offline
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Loc: California
Quote:

I have 4 of Norton fake disks as well. I use them all the time in my songwriting attempts.

thanks

martin




Yes, his Fake Disks are great. I have a few here and they also sound great with an appropriate Real Style. You get the chords and song layout already completed with his Fake Disks. Load a song, press play and you are set to play or sing the melody. His Disks do NOT contain songs with melodies, due to copyright etc . . .

I believe he has covered almost every fakebook with his disks. Worth the $, IMO.

Trax

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#123193 - 08/06/11 09:47 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: Muzic Trax]
MarioD Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
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Quote:

Quote:

I have 4 of Norton fake disks as well. I use them all the time in my songwriting attempts.

thanks

martin




Yes, his Fake Disks are great. I have a few here and they also sound great with an appropriate Real Style. You get the chords and song layout already completed with his Fake Disks. Load a song, press play and you are set to play or sing the melody. His Disks do NOT contain songs with melodies, due to copyright etc . . .

I believe he has covered almost every fakebook with his disks. Worth the $, IMO.

Trax




A BIG +1
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#123194 - 08/06/11 10:40 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: MarioD]
Shastastan Offline
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Mega gazillion dittos! I have a number of Bob's fake disks and can hardly wait for the one for the Gospel Fakebook.

Stan
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#123195 - 08/07/11 09:03 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: Shastastan]
Notes Norton Offline
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Loc: Fort Pierce, Florida, U.S.A.
Thanks all for the kind words. This is the online equivalent of the applause that we performers all appreciate after playing music for a live audience.

I'm so glad that so many people enjoy my work.

Stan, we are still working on the Gospel Fake Book/Disk and it should be ready by the end of the summer.

Trax, you are correct about the melodies. The copyright wanted to charge me up to $2.50 per song to include the melodies/lyrics on the disk. I told them I could buy a fake book for around 10 cents per song, and they said, "Then buy the fake book". So for most of my fake disks, I have an Amazon link to a corresponding fake book. You can load the song, open the fake book, and have an instant party!

I used to sell the Fake Books myself, but Amazon sells them for less than I was getting them wholesale, so instead of selling them myself, I just link to Amazon to save my customers money.

I'm also working on a couple of style disks - and hopefully another fake disk. It all comes down to available time.

I'll try to release them all at once. That simplifies everything and puts fewer promotional e-mails into my customers' in boxes.

Notes ♫


Edited by Notes Norton (08/07/11 09:08 AM)
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& Fake Disks for MIDI and/or RealTracks

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#123196 - 08/07/11 10:53 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Norton styles are great sounding. [Re: Notes Norton]
MarioD Offline
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Notes, another fake book/disk I would be interested in is “This is the Ultimate Fake Book”, with over 1200 songs, fourth edition by Hal Leonard.

Your fake book/disks have saved me a ton of time as I used to type in the chords then search for a style. Your books have eliminated those two steps.

Keep up the great work - MarioD
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