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Explaining making styles using a sequencer program (XG Works for example) and, for finalising, EMC Styleworks 2000 (Universal).

Step 1
First pick a midi file of your choice and load it into your sequencer program

Example - Walk Of Life

Listen to it carefully and stipulate wich parts you want to use as:
Intro major - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Intro minor - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Intro septime - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Basic major - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Basic minor - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Basic septime - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Fill In major - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)

Fill In minor - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Fill In septime - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Ending major - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Ending minor - (1 untill – 4 in case of GemWK4)
Ending septime - (1 untill – 4 in case of Gem WK4)
Gem WK4 has a maximum of 16 bars to use for each track so the intro part may not be longer – I don’t know for each brand what the possibilities are, you have to figure that out for your own keyboard.


Note:


You can use one of the variations – at the end EMC Styleworks makes the minor and septime parts automatically.

Step 2
Delete the solo tracks first (Melody line) – you don’t want to have them in your style excerpt those parts who are typical for your style. In the example the
organ part what’s typical for Walk Of Life is not deleted.
Cut out the parts you want to use as named in the examples above – I’ll show how it works in Yamaha XG Works:
The intro on Walk Of Life is 42 bars long, much too long for Gem – I have to pick within the 42 bars a maximum length of 16 bars.
Cutting the tracks as in the example – you have to do it for every part you need in your style.

After cutting all the parts you want you have the following set of cut pieces of music you need to make your style.

Done this you can save this files as midi 1 file named "Walk Of Life Style".

After this step start EMC Styleworks – start the Song to Style part and load the just saved midi file "Walk Of Life Style".

After loading the file into EMC Styleworks you see the cut parts which are the intro – basic – fills and ending, now you can manage to make your style by tweaking it within EMC Styleworks.

tweaking intro
tweaking basic parts
Tweaking Fill - Ins
Tweaking Endings

In this example I make a very easy example with 1 intro, 2 fills, 1 basic and 1 ending.

Of course you can make it as complete / complicated as you wish, it means a little bit more work. If you don’t know how to tweak styles as described please read the EMC Styleworks manual.


Save your style in your own format.


Changing instruments if needed.

You can always tweak your styles to your own wish or taste

Last note:
Sequencer programs – there are a lot, to my knowledge you can use them all as long as you can cut and delete tracks. Cubase for example does the same it’s only a little bit more difficult to do so because it’s a very big program.


Lot’s of success  making your own styles.


PieterPan