Monday, May 18, 2009


Selain software midi2style untuk menbuat/convert Midi file - Style Keyboard (YAMAHA, ROLAND, dll), Salah satunya yang mudah digunakan adalah software One Man Band.


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!
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.
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 a composition made mainly with OMB by Philippe Perelman: Elle t'emporte.
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.
Absolute beginners 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.
First some general guidelines for style making.
If you do want to keep the original melody in an intro then it must have transposition type "melody" or "bypass". You must ensure that the specified source chord matches the key that the intro is played in. In OMB you can specify this key when you paste a part of the MIDI file. One way of finding this key is to play along with the style and count the number of flats (black keys used instead of a higher white key) and sharps (black keys used instead of a lower white key). The number of flats or sharps determines the key. Another way is to try what would be the best first note after the intro, and regard that as the key. And still another way is to forget about all this, always choose key C and then just see with what chords it will sound right when you play the style.
More easy ways to make useful intro's and ending are: take a part that you used for a "Main", maybe add a fade-in or fade-out, or delete all tracks except the drums, or delete events so that you start with just bass, then drums then the rest, or record an additional melody yourself or take a part that you used for a Fill In. In all these cases the transposition type should be "chord" (except for the track with a recorded melody).
Main variations should have transposition type "chord" (except for drums and bass tracks). When you play them they must always sound in key with the chords you play. Therefore all the notes contained in the tracks must fit in the source chord. So in the usual source chord of CMaj7 only C, E ,G and B are allowed. For bass notes the rules are even more rigid: the base notes must emphasise the rootnote C. A bass track with just E and G notes sounds off! Other base notes besides C are allowed but the C should be emphasised (e.g. be the first ore more plentiful as the other notes). OMB will automatically fit the notes of the selected part of the MIDI file into a CMaj7 chord and provide the emhasis on the C for the bass (with transposition type "chord"). If it still sounds off then repaste the part with the "single note bass" option.
Only include the accompaniment tracks in a Main, exclude the tracks that play solo's.
Main A is supposed to be the most quiet one and Main D the most noisy (the bridge). B and C are in between. Search for a stretch of several bars in the MIDI file that has the same level and is without "fill in's". You can try to find a suitable stretch of bars for each level. You can also find one just for the Main D and then delete a track to get the Main C, and so on.
A Fill In usually is one bar (measure) with some extra drum beats. Sometimes it ends with a cymbal crash. Because the cymbal crash is at the first beat of the next bar, you will loose this when you copy the bar with the Fill In. Add the cymbal crash at the at end (and delete it from the start of a Main). Sometimes there is a short 1 bar long melodic Fill In. If you select this one then use transpostion type "melody" and find out what key it introduces as decribed in "Intro and Ending". Typically G-G-G-A-G-F-E-D introduces a C. In all other cases use transposition type "chord".
The patches (instrument voice definitions) and control changes (volume etc.) to setup the synthesizer are in the control area of a style. In MIDI files these are often in bar 1. But sometimes they are further on and some times different patches (instruments) are used on the same channel. In OMB you can select the area where you want to read the patches and controllers. It may be necessary to edit this data. Remember to uncheck the option "include control data" after editing or it will be overwrited at the next paste.
If the MIDI file uses different instrument on the same channel, then it may be tempting to include the patches and so at the start of the part where they are used. If you do so for one part you must do it in all other parts too. You don't want the sound of the instruments in a part being dependend of the previous played part. There are consequences for doing this. Synthesizers need some time to process all the patches and controllers and you might hear this as a delay.
First of all the MIDI file must be synchronised to the MIDI time scale in bars/beats/ticks. When you are auditioning the MIDI file (in the paste tool in OMB) you will see a value counting the bars. If you count 1-2-3-4 with the playing MIDI file then the bar counter should increase one each time you are back at 1. If this is not the case then you can't use the MIDI file. Actually you can use the menu parts/synchronise function to fix this but that is an advanced function.
Styles in Yamaha keyboards will only play style channels 9-16 but some MIDI files contain more then 8 different instruments/channels. You can exclude the channels where the melody plays but you may need to exclude more channels. Channels 1 thru 8 in styles can only be heard when using OMB as style player, they will be ignored in Yamaha keyboards.
Pitchbending in the MIDI files may or may not cause the style to sound off. If it does exclude the channel.
Some MIDI files switch to different time signatures while playing. This may cause the resul to sound out of pace.
  1. Select "File/New style". A dialog box appears.
  2. Select partname: Main A.
  3. Press OK. The Style window appears
  4. Press Load. A file selection box appears
  5. Open a hard days night. The midi file is loaded
  6. Press Paste. A Dialog box appears.
  7. Press Audition. The midi file is played and the measures are displayed.
  8. Press Stop. The music stops.
  9. Type From = 3 and Thru = 4. This will do nicely for Main A.
  10. Press OK. The tracks of the midi file will become visible in the style window.
  11. Click in the grid on track 1. Track 1 is activated (red light indicators).
  12. Press Play. Track 1 is played. You will hear this is the melody track. We don't want that in the accompaniment.
  13. Select "Track/Wipe". The events in track 1 are removed.
  14. Select menu Windows=>PC Keyboard1 and press a chord on your keyboard. The style will start to play. You can try all kinds of chords to audition this part. In fact this style is ready to use now, but it contains only one part. So we will add some more.
  15. Select menu Windows=>stylemaker, the accompaniment stops and the style window appears again.
  16. Select "Part/New". The "new part" dialog box appears.
  17. Select partname Fill In AA and press OK. The grid in the style window is emptied
  18. Press Paste. The paste dialog box appears again.
  19. Deselect channel 1 (the melody channel).
  20. Type From = 5 and thru = 100. Press Audition. The rest of the midi file is played. There is a suitable fill in on measure 6.
  21. Press Stop. The Music stops
  22. Type from = 6, thru = 6 and press OK. The Fill In is ready.
  23. Select "Part/New". The "new part" dialog box appears.
  24. Select partname = Intro A and press OK. The style window is emptied.
  25. Press Paste. The paste dialog box appears again.
  26. Type from = 1, thru = 5 and press Audition. The start of the midi file is played. There is a suitable intro on measure 2.
  27. Type from = 2, thru = 2 and press OK. The intro is ready.
  28. Select "Part/New". The "new part" dialog box appears.
  29. Select partname = Ending A and press OK. The style window is emptied.
  30. Press Paste. Type from = 80, thru = 100 and press Audition. The end of the midi file is played.
  31. Type from = 82, thru = 89 and press OK. The ending is ready.
  32. Select "File/Save style as" and give it a name.
This style only has level A parts. You can add extra parts by searching the rest of the midi file or by copying the level A parts and record extra instruments.
One Man Band 7.1


  1. Bang bisa minta one man band v10.2 yang full ato ada crack ga? Kalo bisa tolong dipostingin ye bang...

  2. Punya manual book nya OMB yang pake bahasa indonesia pak ? Kalo ada tolong diposting biar yg laen bisa kebagian ilmu

  3. Mas blog nya di UPDATE dong !

  4. meskipun cuma yg versi 7.1, trimss bgt, mudah2an bs menambah perbendaharaan style2 yamaha saya...

  5. Terima kasih untuk softwarenya Bang.... jadi bisa maen orgen tunggal di rumah nihhh....
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  6. Thanks y.. aq sangat tertarik dengan konten ini..

  7. Lama kucari baru ketemu juga.......


  8. wach bagus nich artikelnya, saya mau bisa main organ tp mau beli takut gak bisa pakai hehehehe nach kalau ada softwarenya saya bisa belajar dulu dach.tx.

  9. Stop this illegal distribution of software.

  10. bang boleh kirimin sya aplikasi one man band yang bukan demonya gak....????

  11. untuk OMB FUL versi silahkan kunjungi

    ada juga style roland

  12. thanz ya bang bisa juga dapat program hobby q

  13. kok yng bisa di download cuma versi midi,nya saja bang,