If you are a registered member of the PSR Tutorial Forum, you can post messages and, if you want, attach one or more files to your message. Also, as a member, you can see these attached files and download them to your own computer. Visitors to the site can see all the messages, but they can not post messages and they can not see or download the attached files.
Forum members routinely try and help each other out. If someone is looking for an appropriate style for some song, other members will not only suggest styles, but often upload the style(s) they think would work. Members often share their midi files or mp3 files by uploading them. Members who may have discovered a good source of files, may upload a whole batch of styles, or multipads, or voices. Often a picture can be worth a thousand words and many members upload pictures to share with other forum members. A wide variety of files get uploaded including not only style and midi files, but also text files, Excel and Word documents, music finder databases, voices, and more.
You can search through the forum and find many of these gems. But many messages are added every day, and as messages scroll into the past, it becomes increasingly difficult to find that one particular file you know is there somewhere! You can use the online search function, and that can help, but unless you know the right keywords to use to find your targeted message, it can still be difficult to locate what you are looking for. And, to complicate matters even further, because of online storage constraints, in 2013, all the attachments from messages older than three years were removed. However, all of those files are not gone forever -- they are available in thise various forum collections from earlier years.
These forum attachment collections are just what you need if you have not been able to keep up with all the messages and downloads that you may be interested in. The first collection holds all of the files that were uploaded to the forum from the time we started accepting uploads in mid-2005 through the end of 2007. The second collection (Forum2008) holds the files uploaded in calendar year 2008. Over time, we have been able to provide more space for file attachments and have been able to allow larger size files. As a result, the uploads from 2008 were enough to fill up a CD-ROM disc, which is how these collections were originally distributed. The third collection covers the files uploaded in 2009. The policy of having large MP3s uploaded to free web sites and providing a link in the forum messages was in full swing. Almost 500 MP3s were referenced this way. The Forum 2009 and Forum 2010 collections contained a healthy sample of these external MP3s when the collection was distributed on an MP3. However, since these collections are now downloadable, these external MP3s are no longer available.
Check out the information for each collection to see what may be included. There are so many files involved, literally thousands, that I have not tried to include the index files in the descriptions provided here, but they are available in the collection. The indexes included are very helpful in finding particular files and even being able to link right back to the original message thread in which the attachment appeared. For some users, these forum collections will make a great addition to their Yamaha resource library.
These resource collections are now all available via several large downloadable zip files. You download the files, unzip them, and rebuild the contents of the original CD-ROM collection. If you prefer not to go through all that effort, simply also order one of the available USB drives and any and all of these collections will be copied (in an uzipped and ready to use format) to the USB drive and mailed directly to you. In the unzipped format, all four collections (680 MB + 275 MB + 227 MB + 165 MB) total less than 1.2 GB so all four would easily fit on a single 4 GB USB drive. You could have every attachment added to the PSR Tutorial forum in the past 5 and a half years, organized, indexed, and easily accessible.
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This page updated on March 21, 2013 .