Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Add-ons and UserTracks for Band-in-a-Box
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 7,954
P
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
P
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 7,954
No Budget Band sfz instruments.
https://nbo.libreorchestra.net/download/

http://www.bandshed.net/sounds/sfz/
(pianos - Little Lizard Piano - dx7 - honkytonk - hpiano)
http://download.linuxaudio.org/musical-instrument-libraries/sfz/

You can extract the instruments where you like and just drag the Instrument.sfz straight into Sforzando.

To add the Instruments to the PG Sforzando Library Menu,
open C:\Program Files\PG Music Inc\Band-in-a-Box Sounds\Band-in-a-Box Sounds.bank.xml in a text editor or https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
and you instruments to the menu data (see example below). Create a backup first of Band-in-a-Box Sounds.bank.xml.bak
in Mac Library/Application Support/PG Music Inc/Band-in-a-Box Sounds/
Extract the to Win C:\Program Files\PG Music Inc\Band-in-a-Box Sounds\Programs\NoBudgetBand, in Mac Library/Application Support/PG Music Inc/Band-in-a-Box Sounds/Programs/NoBudgetBand

example: Rickenbacker Bass added under <!-- Bass -->
Code:
	<AriaProgram  name="Rickenbacker"   	gui="GUI/Generic.xml"> 					<AriaElement  path="Programs/NoBudgetBand/Bass/BrightRick/bright_rick.sfz"/> </AriaProgram>


You can edit the instruments to create your own key switched articulations See Here

Band

Organs

60s Organ
Accordion
B3
Calliope
Harmonica
Rock Organ
Tango Accordion

Guitars

Banjo
Les Paul
Les Paul 2
Mandolin
Nylon Guitar
Steel String Guitar
Fender Stratocaster
Yamaha

Basses

Electric Pick
Electric Twang
Fender Finger
Fender Pick
Rickenbacker
Synth Analog
Synth Bright
Synth Pluck

Synths

Harpsitar
Mellowtron
Obow
PolySaw
Synth Brass
Synth Strings
Tack Piano


Orchestra

Strings


Solo Violin
Solo Violin 2
Violin Section
Solo Viola
Solo Cello
Cello Section
Solo Double Bass
Double Bass Section
Harp

Woodwinds

Piccolo Section
Solo Flute
Flute Section
Pan Flute
Recorder
Solo Clarinet
Clarinet Section
Solo Oboe
Oboe Section
Solo Bassoon
Bassoon Section

Brass

Solo Trumpet
Mute Trumpet
Trumpet Section
Solo French Horn
French Horn Section
Solo Trombone
Trombone Section
Solo Alto Sax
Solo Tenor Sax
Sax Section
Solo Tuba
Tuba Section

Harpsichord
Choir
Percussion



Guitar
All Guitar instruments are stereo.

Many of the guitars have different styles of playing (ie, articulations). For example, the LesPaul electric guitar has both sustained and muted notes, hammer on/off, harmonic, and some percussive effects. Each articulation is available in a separate sfz file. For example, the LesPaul has 4 sfz files named lp_sus.sfz, lp_mute.sfz, lp_harmonic.sfz, and lp_noises.sfz for the sustain, muted, harmonic, and percussive articulations, respectively. (The hammer on/off articulation is included in the sustain articulation).

Files with a short, nondescriptive name, usually a capital letter followed by a number such as S1, S2l, N1, etc, are not to be used directly. They're support files.

Often, you want to switch articulations for a given instrument. In order to switch articulations on-the-fly, you normally need to load the sfz file for each articulation, and set it to a different MIDI channel. When trying to play and switch articulations live, it can be inconvenient to deal with multiple sfz files, and multiple MIDI channels. For this reason, NBO instruments that offer multiple articulations have a single sfz file which loads all the articulations, and uses MIDI controller messages (usually "Sound Variation" controller, or CC number 70) to switch articulations. This sfz has the word "full" in the filename. For example, "lp_full.sfz" loads all of the aforementioned LesPaul articulations. To switch between the articulations, you use a "Sound Variation" controller as so:

Sound Variation with value 0. Normal sustain, no vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 1. Normal sustain, with vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 127. Hammer on/off, no vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 126. Hammer on/off, with vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 2. Muted.
Sound Variation with value 3. Harmonic.

Noise articulations are automatically added at random, for added realism.

Bass
All Bass instruments are stereo.

Many of the basses have different styles of playing (ie, articulations). For example, the Fender fingered bass has sustained, hammer on/off, popped, and slapped articulations. Each articulation is available in a separate sfz file. For example, the FenderFinger has 3 sfz files named fender_finger.sfz, fender_popped.sfz, and fender_slapped.sfz for the sustain, popped, and slapped articulations, respectively. (The hammer on/off articulation is included in the sustain articulation).

Files with a short, nondescriptive name, usually a capital letter followed by a number such as S1, S2l, N1, etc, are not to be used directly. They're support files.

Often, you want to switch articulations for a given instrument. In order to switch articulations on-the-fly, you normally need to load the sfz file for each articulation, and set it to a different MIDI channel. When trying to play and switch articulations live, it can be inconvenient to deal with multiple sfz files, and multiple MIDI channels. For this reason, NBO instruments that offer multiple articulations have a single sfz file which loads all the articulations, and uses MIDI controller messages (usually "Sound Variation" controller, or CC number 70) to switch articulations. This sfz has the word "full" in the filename. For example, "fender_finger_full.sfz" loads all of the aforementioned Fender articulations. To switch between the articulations, you use a "Sound Variation" controller as so:

Sound Variation with value 0. Normal sustain, no vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 1. Normal sustain, with vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 127. Hammer on/off, no vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 126. Hammer on/off, with vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 2. Slapped.
Sound Variation with value 3. Popped.
Sound Variation with value 4. Muted.

To hear a demo, load the NoBudgetBand/Bass/FenderFinger/fender_finger_full.sfz instrument in LinuxSampler. Then play the funk.mid MIDI file located in NoBudgetBand/Bass/FenderFinger/Demo.

Noise articulations are automatically added at random, for added realism.

For an acoustic (plucked) jazz bass, use the No Budjet Orchestra's solo bass pizzicato (NoBudgetOrch/DoubleBass/SoloBass/bass_pizzi.sfz).


Orchestral
All Orchestral instruments are stereo.

Many of the instrument sections have an extended note range to accommodate an entire family of instruments. For example, the clarinet ensemble's (NoBudgetOrch/Clarinet/ClarinetSect) note range covers both the alto and bass clarinet range. The trombone ensemble covers both tenor and bass trombone. The following chart lists the sfz file to use for a particular section:

Piccolo Flute/PiccoloSect/piccolos_full.sfz
Flute, Bass flute Flute/FluteSect/flutes_full.sfz
Violin, Viola Violin/ViolinSect/violins_full.sfz
Cello Cello/CelloSect/cellos_full.sfz
Double bass DoubleBass/BassSect/basses_full.sfz
Oboe, English horn Oboe/OboeSect/oboes_full.sfz
Clarinet, Bass clarinet Clarinet/ClarinetSect/clarinets_full.sfz
Bassoon, Contrabassoon Bassoon/BassoonSect/bassoons_full.sfz
Trumpet Trumpet/TrumpetSect/trumpets_full.sfz
Trombone, Bass trombone Trombone/TromboneSect/trombones_full.sfz
French horn FrenchHorn/HornSect/horns_full.sfz
Tuba, Bass tuba Tuba/TubaSect/tubas_full.sfz

There are many solo instruments:

Soprano, alto recorder Flute/Recorder/recorder_vib.sfz
Flute Flute/SoloFlute/flute_full.sfz
Pan Flute Flute/PanFlute/panflute_vib.sfz
Violin I Violin/SoloViolin1/violin_full.sfz
Violin II Violin/SoloViolin2/violin2_full.sfz
Viola Violin/SoloViola/viola_full.sfz
Cello Cello/SoloCello/cello_full.sfz
Double bass DoubleBass/SoloBass/bass_full.sfz
Oboe Oboe/SoloOboe/oboe_full.sfz
Clarinet Clarinet/SoloClarinet/clarinet_full.sfz
Bassoon Bassoon/SoloBassoon/bassoon_full.sfz
Trumpet Trumpet/SoloTrumpet/trumpet_full.sfz
Trombone, Bass trombone Trombone/SoloTrombone/trombone_full.sfz
French horn FrenchHorn/SoloHorn/horn_full.sfz
Tuba Tuba/SoloTuba/tuba_full.sfz
Harpsichord Harpsichord/harpsichord.sfz
Harp Harp/harp.sfz

The percussion directory contains many percussion instruments, including tuned percussion such as timpani, marimba, xylophone, etc.

Articulations

Many of the instruments have different styles of playing (ie, articulations). For example, a violin can be played legato (ie, normal playing style), pizzicato, or tremulo. Furthermore, a violin can be played with or without vibrato, and NBO considers these two different articulations. Each articulation is available in a separate sfz file. For example, the solo violin has 3 sfz files named violin.sfz, violin_pizzi.sfz, and violin_tremulo.sfz for the legato, pizzicato, and tremulo articulations, without vibrato. It has 2 more sfz files named violin_vib.sfz and violin_pizzi_vib.sfz for the legato and pizzicato articulations, with vibrato. (A tremulo articulation would not be played with vibrato).

For instruments that normally play one note at a time, you should use the legato mode mappings. These filenames have "legmode" in them (ie, bass_legmode.sfz, cello_legmode.sfz, flute_legmode.sfz, trumpet_legmode.sfz, etc). With legato mode, when you play a note, and then overlap the next note (ie, start the second note before you release the first note) it "smoothes" the transition between the two notes. For a bowed instrument, this simulates the musician playing both notes with a single bow stroke (instead of a separate bow stroke for each note). For wind/brass instruments, this simulates the musician playing both notes with a single breath/tonguing (ie, a slur). Legato mode is useful if you want to make the sampled instrument sound more realistic, by simulating real bowing/breath/tonguing. In music theory terms, it allows you to simulate realistic-sounding "phrasing" for string/wind/brass instruments.

To use legato mode on a midi track, go into the "Piano roll" editor, and overlap any series of notes you want to be played with a single bow stroke (i.e., as a single phrase).

For live performances, physically play the second note before you release the first note. For musicians with limited technique, it may be difficult to control legato mode this way. So I offer 2 additional mappings for 2 alternate methods of controlling legato mode. Filenames that have "legsus" in them (ie, cello_legsus.sfz, flute_legsus.sfz, trumpet_legsus.sfz, etc) control legato mode using MIDI sustain pedal (controller # 64). While the sustain pedal is on, notes are played legato. When the sustain pedal is off, notes are played normally. (To use this properly, you should have the pedal off for the first note of a phrase, and then immediately hold the pedal on while playing the subsequent notes of that phrase). Filenames that have "legped" in them instead use MIDI legato pedal (controller # 68) to control legato mode. Even this may be too difficult for musicians with very limited technique. So I offer the following simple sfz:

<region> sample=Practice more, you lazy sod .wav

There's just one caveat with legato mappings. Due to the way it works, it's limited to single note lines. If you try to play 2 (or more) notes simultaneously, only one of the notes will sound. The others will be immediately cut off. So if you need to play chords, you can't use the legato mappings. Use a regular mapping (ie, bass.sfz, cello.sfz, flute.sfz, trumpet.sfz, etc).

Filenames with "_vib" mean that the instrument has vibrato. So flute_vib_legsus.sfz is a legato mode (using sustain pedal) flute with vibrato. flute_legsus.sfz is without vibrato.

Files with a short, nondescriptive name, usually a capital letter followed by a number such as S1, V2l, R1, etc, are not to be used directly. They're support files.

Full articulations

Often, you want to switch articulations for a given instrument. For example. the No Budget Orchestra's solo violin offers normal sustain with fast or slow bowing as well as with or without vibrato, tremulo with fast or slow bowing, and legato (ie, smooth transition from note to note) with or without vibrato.

In order to switch articulations on-the-fly, you normally need to load the sfz file for each articulation, and set it to a different MIDI channel. When trying to play and switch articulations live, it can be inconvenient to deal with multiple sfz files, and multiple MIDI channels. For this reason, NBO instruments that offer multiple articulations have a single sfz file which loads all the articulations, and uses MIDI controller messages (usually "Sound Variation" controller, or CC number 70) to switch articulations. This sfz has the word "full" in the filename. For example, "violin_full.sfz" loads all of the aforementioned articulations. To switch between the articulations, you use a combination of "Sound Variation" and "Soft pedal" (CC #67) controllers as so:

Sound Variation with value 0.
Soft pedal with value 0. Normal sustain, fast bowing, no vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 0.
Soft pedal with value 127. Normal sustain, slow bowing, no vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 1.
Soft pedal with value 0. Normal sustain, fast bowing, with vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 1.
Soft pedal with value 127. Normal sustain, slow bowing, with vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 127.
Soft pedal with value 0. Legato, fast bowing, no vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 127.
Soft pedal with value 127. Legato, slow bowing, no vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 126.
Soft pedal with value 0. Legato, fast bowing, with vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 126.
Soft pedal with value 127. Legato, slow bowing, with vibrato.
Sound Variation with value 2.
Soft pedal with value 0. Tremulo, fast bowing.
Sound Variation with value 2.
Soft pedal with value 127. Tremulo, slow bowing.
Sound Variation with value 3. Pizzicato.

The NBO violin section has a "violins_full.sfz" file. It offers the following articulations:

Sound Variation with value 0.
Soft pedal with value 0. Normal sustain, fast bowing.
Sound Variation with value 0.
Soft pedal with value 127. Normal sustain, slow bowing.
Sound Variation with value 127.
Soft pedal with value 0. Legato, fast bowing.
Sound Variation with value 127.
Soft pedal with value 127. Legato, slow bowing.
Sound Variation with value 2.
Soft pedal with value 0. Tremulo, fast bowing.
Sound Variation with value 2.
Soft pedal with value 127. Tremulo, slow bowing.
Sound Variation with value 3. Pizzicato.

The file "cellos_full.sfz" does the same for NBO's cello section. As an example, load that sfz (NoBudgetOrch/Cello/CelloSect) in LinuxSampler, and set it to midi channel 15. Play the example midi file cellos_full.mid. First you'll hear a 4 note arpeggio played with normal sustain. Then you'll hear the same arpeggio played pizzicato. Next you'll hear the arpeggio played tremulo. After this you'll hear 4 low g notes played with normal (fast) bowing, followed by the same 4 notes with slow bowing. If you examine the midi events, you'll see how CC's 70 and 67 are used to change articulation.

Mixed sections

The folder named MixedSect contains patches where each patch contains two or more instruments. For example, strings.sfz contains violins mapped to the upper keys, cellos mapped to the middle keys, and double basses mapped to the lower keys. This offers a patch that plays a "strings" sound across the entire piano keyboard.

brass.sfz does the same for brass instruments.

Add-ons and UserTracks for Band-in-a-Box
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 7,954
P
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
P
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 7,954
This should update the dead link
https://github.com/ssj71/No-Budget-Orchestra

Add-ons and UserTracks for Band-in-a-Box
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,777
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,777
I had this already, or so I thought! shocked - Your list however has a lot more instruments than the set I have, brilliant piece of find there, buddy cool


There's only one thing to do in crisis like this - Sleep on it!
----------------------------------------------------------------------
BBox 2022 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)
Add-ons and UserTracks for Band-in-a-Box
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 10,114
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 10,114
PG Music, please make this thread a sticky post.


Jim Fogle - 2024 BiaB (1111) RB (5) Ultra+ PAK
DAWs: Cakewalk by BandLab (CbB) - Standalone: Zoom MRS-8
Laptop: i3 Win 10, 8GB ram 500GB HDD
Desktop: i7 Win 11, 12GB ram 256GB SSD, 4 TB HDD
Music at: https://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home
Add-ons and UserTracks for Band-in-a-Box
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 881
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 881
AV Linux is also a fine piece of work, I have it on a 2nd system, trying to learn Adour....


i5 3.20GHz, 32gb RAM, 1tb SSD OS, 12tb HDD, 4gb gForce vid card, 32" monitor, Audient id44, Win10 x64, BiaB/RB 2023, Reaper 6,IK Multimedia Total Studio 3.5 MAX, Waves 10
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Today!

Add updated printing options, enhanced tracks settings, smoother use of MGU and SGU (BB files) within PowerTracks, and more with the latest PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 update!

Learn more about this free update for PowerTracks Pro Audio & download it at www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_pt.htm#2024_5

The Newest RealBand 2024 Update is Here!

The newest RealBand 2024 Build 5 update is now available!

Download and install this to your RealBand 2024 for updated print options, streamlined loading and saving of .SGU & MGU (BB) files, and to add a number of program adjustments that address user-reported bugs and concerns.

This free update is available to all RealBand 2024 users. To learn more about this update and download it, head to www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#20245

The Band-in-a-Box® Flash Drive Backup Option

Today (April 5) is National Flash Drive Day!

Did you know... not only can you download your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase - you can also choose to add a flash drive backup copy with the installation files for only $15? It even comes with a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

For the larger Band-in-a-Box® packages (UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition), the hard drive backup copy is available for only $25. This will include a preinstalled and ready to use program, along with your installation files.

Backup copies are offered during the checkout process on our website.

Already purchased your e-delivery version, and now you wish you had a backup copy? It's not too late! If your purchase was for the current version of Band-in-a-Box®, you can still reach out to our team directly to place your backup copy order!

Note: the Band-in-a-Box® keychain is only included with flash drive backup copies, and cannot be purchased separately.

Handy flash drive tip: Always try plugging in a USB device the wrong way first? If your flash drive (or other USB plug) doesn't have a symbol to indicate which way is up, look for the side with a seam on the metal connector (it only has a line across one side) - that's the side that either faces down or to the left, depending on your port placement.

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows® Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows for free with build 1111!

With this update, there's more control when saving images from the Print Preview window, we've added defaults to the MultiPicker for sorting and font size, updated printing options, updated RealTracks and other content, and addressed user-reported issues with the StylePicker, MIDI Soloists, key signature changes, and more!

Learn more about this free update for Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#1111

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 Review: 4.75 out of 5 Stars!

If you're looking for a in-depth review of the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows version, you'll definitely find it with Sound-Guy's latest review, Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows Review: Incredible new capabilities to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs.

A few excerpts:
"The Tracks view is possibly the single most powerful addition in 2024 and opens up a new way to edit and generate accompaniments. Combined with the new MultiPicker Library Window, it makes BIAB nearly perfect as an 'intelligent' composer/arranger program."

"MIDI SuperTracks partial generation showing six variations – each time the section is generated it can be instantly auditioned, re-generated or backed out to a previous generation – and you can do this with any track type. This is MAJOR! This takes musical experimentation and honing an arrangement to a new level, and faster than ever."

"Band in a Box continues to be an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs, as well as an extensive educational resource. It is huge, with hundreds of functions, more than any one person is likely to ever use. Yet, so is any DAW that I have used. BIAB can do some things that no DAW does, and this year BIAB has more DAW-like functions than ever."

Convenient Ways to Listen to Band-in-a-Box® Songs Created by Program Users!

The User Showcase Forum is an excellent place to share your Band-in-a-Box® songs and listen to songs other program users are creating!

There are other places you can listen to these songs too! Visit our User Showcase page to sort by genre, artist (forum name), song title, and date - each listing will direct you to the forum post for that song.

If you'd rather listen to these songs in one place, head to our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, where you'll have the option to select the genre playlist for your listening pleasure. This page has SoundCloud built in, so it won't redirect you. We've also added the link to the Artists SoundCloud page here, and a link to their forum post.

We hope you find some inspiration from this amazing collection of User Showcase Songs!

Congratulations to the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

We've just announced the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

There are 45 winners, each receiving a Band-in-a-Box 2024 UltraPAK! Read the official announcement to see if you've won.

Our User Showcase Forum receives more than 50 posts per day, with people sharing their Band-in-a-Box songs and providing feedback for other songs posted.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed!

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,552
Posts734,326
Members38,489
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
michel vermeulen, Mikanh132, ABE, Nancy Gochnauer, Frank G
38,489 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 186
DC Ron 112
dcuny 97
Today's Birthdays
90 dB, jestlykme, Joop Witteman
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5