One Man Band Originals for Windows version 10.3 what's new
Transforms all (piano, synthesizer) keyboards into arranger keyboards with real time chords recognition!
Creates complete MIDI music-arrangements with just simple drag and drop operations!
Utilises, modifies and creates styles in Yamaha format!
Why are there two versions of One man Band?
One Man Band is a combination of a virtual music-keyboard with automatic-accompaniment, a sequencer that utilises styles and a style editor. It utilises standard style files that are compatible with the styles that are used in Yamaha PSR, DGX and Tyros arranger keyboards. It is able to play the thousands of Yamaha styles that are available on internet and it can create styles that can be played on a Yamaha keyboard. The sound quality produced with One Man Band depends largely on the quality of the synthesizers that are used. Make a quick start and try it out!
Professional live musicians use OMB to build a high quality arranger setup with features that are not available in the best arranger keyboards. Connect a master keyboard with 88 keys. Plug-in DXi and VSTi softsynths with incredible real sounding instruments. You will have the presets of up to 3600 songs at your fingertips including text with chords and lyrics or even a scrolling display of the score. When a new style is being loaded the current style will continue playing until the loading is complete and then plays the new style without an interruption. The presets may include a wave/mp3 intro or play a multimedia file as accompaniment instead of a style. Karaoke files will be displayed with text in large font. An editor to create Karaoke files is included. A large number of chord recognition methods is available, also for MIDI guitars, MIDI accordions and MIDI Pedals. In full keyboard mode you can play on the entire keyboard and use a footswitch for chordfixation to indicate when chords should be recognised from the keyboard for the automatic-accompaniment and when not.
Studio musicians are using OMB as a pre-production softwaretool. In the arranger and song window they can quickly try ideas with a lot of different styles, variations and chord sequences. OMB is both DXi and VSTi host and supports ASIO drivers. A complete sequencer for editing MIDI files is included too. All detailed event editing is done in easy eventslists and pianorolls. The result can be saved in a MIDI-file for further operations elsewhere. Listen to compositions made with OMB by Rob Meulman and by Sucrepop.
Home musicians are using OMB for improving the sound of their arranger keyboards or to provide their digital piano or synthesizer with real-time auto-accompaniment. Load styles directly from the hard drive of your PC. Use the style maker for "tweaking" of styles and for making them sound better. Make a style from a MIDI file. Make a collection of style-tracks and use them in your uniquely mixed styles. Watch this YouTube demonstration of a Laos style made by a One Man Band customer.
Beginning musicians will use the "PC Keyboard 1" user-interface in OMB for playing melody and chords without a MIDI keyboard controller. Play duets, one plays the auto-accompaniment chords and variation changes with the mouse and the other one plays the melody on the PC keyboard. Watch this virtuoso on YouTube.
Download a demo version of One Man Band for free,or buy the full version for only USD 49.95. An upgrade costs USD 20.00. One Man Band requires Windows 98/2000/ME/NT/XP/Vista/Windows7.
TUTORIALS - General topics
TUTORIALS - Live playing
|Setting things up||Defining the keyboard layout||Chord recognition||Switch style variations|
|Main display||PC keyboard 1||PC keyboard 2||Midi keyboard|
|Defining multivoices||Defining functions||Defining presets||Defining SysEx|
TUTORIALS - SEQUENCING
|Song window||Mixer window||Arranger window (1)||Arranger window (2)|
|Events list||Pianoroll||Sequencer window||Karaoke window|
TUTORIALS - Create styles
|Stylemaker window (1)||Stylemaker window (2)||Tweaking styles|
|Create from scratch||Create from MIDI files||Convert from other arrangers|
TUTORIALS - Style Programming Language
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