All of the styles in this collection are available on the Styles Library that was introduced in January, 2012.
The full collection includes 15,789 files and requires 670 MB of disk space. The zipped download option uses 10 files and requires 197 MB of disk space.
(August 2010) Styles Collection #3 includes almost 16,000 new styles, none of which are duplicates of styles on Styles #1 or Styles #2. All of the styles have four variations and include OTS. Styles are for the the more recent keyboards -- Tyros1/2/3/4, PSR-3000, PSR-S900/S910. These styles are in the SFF1 format, which can be played on any of these models. Utility files are included that allow you to convert styles from one Yamaha keyboard for use on another Yamaha keyboard. All of these styles can also be loaded and played in Yamaha arranger keyboards introduced after 2010.
"I just wanted you to know I received your most outstanding new styles CD yesterday. I am having a blast exploring it. Its hard picking out the ones I want to save in my hard drive for most are very good. I already have a ton of them saved and there are thousands more to explore. It's a good thing that I am retired for work is out of the question with my T4 and all these styles to have fun with. Thanks for sending the CD. Its a Gold Mine of styles.
-- Alex Green "
"I got the CD today. I have already plugged in a few styles and played them on my Tyros 2. Man, when am I going to have the time to go through all these, it is overwhelming! The few I have played so far sound really great! It is going to be fun, I just need more time to play with them. Thanks for all your work. Everyone on the forum has been so helpful, what a great tool, and a great bunch of people on the forum. Thanks again.
-- Chuck Lyons"
Styles are provided in several major "collections." Each collection includes many folders and each folder includes a number of sub-folders. The styles are found in these sub-folders. Any of these folders (or groups of folders) can be copied to a USB drive and moved to your keyboard where the styles can be directly loaded and played.
Style Selection. In putting together the styles, each collection's styles were compared with the styles available on the PSR Tutorial Styles #1 and Styles #2. Styles that were duplicates of styles already present on one of the earlier collections were omitted. In addition, I also omitted any styles with less than 4 variations and any styles without OTS.
Once all the potential styles were filtered through the earlier released collections, I again compared the "new" set of candidate styles to make sure all the duplicates in this set were also omitted. Finally, for all the styles that made it through the above filtering, I used the PSR Style Database to examine all "related" styles and deleted any that were "related" to others by having the same file size, tempo, genre, and copyright. Because of all this "filtering" and the reorganization (see below), the style sets on Styles #3 are not exactly like the collections available on the PSR Tutorial site. In addition, there are several thousand styles in this collection that are not available on the PSR Tutorial site at all.
Style Organization. I tried to organize the styles by musical genre, somewhat similar to the style categories used by Yamaha. Individual keyboard conversions use the exact style categories defined by Yamaha. In larger collections, with thousands of styles, the various genres show many sub-genres.
- "Ballads" often include folders for 8-Beat and 16-Beat and tempo folders that divide the ballads into groups sorted by tempo.
- All of the various country styles are grouped together in the "Country" folder.
- "Ballroom" generally includes Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, Pasodoble, Jive, Cha-Cha and Tango.
- "Latin" includes all the various latin genres such as Beguine, Bolero, Bossa, Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Samba and Caribbean styles.
- In some collections, you will find a category called "Electronic" that includes Disco and the various Dance styles although in other collections Dance and Disco are shown as separate high-level folders.
- I have included "Pop" and "Rock" as two separate collections each with various sub-genres.
- "R&B" normally includes Blues, Soul, Gospel/Worship, and Rock&Roll.
- "Swing&Jazz" holds Bigband, Swing, and Jazz styles.
- "Movie&Show" are grouped together as are "March&Polka."
- The "World" category includes various country and ethnic styles.
While styles have sometimes been moved to the appropriate genres, no effort has been made to standardize or change the style names used.
All of the sub-folders have been limited so that they have fewer than 200+ styles so they can be read from the keyboard itself. (If a folder has too many styles, the keyboard can not read that folder although your PC has no such problem.)
The styles are grouped into various style "collections". The styles in the PSR-S900 folder have been converted specifically for that keyboard, but they will sound fine, as is, on other keyboards. These styles include a number of "original" style sets (PSR-3000, PSR-9000, 9000Pro, Tyros1, Tyros2, CVP409) converted to the S900. It also includes Onacimus' Standard Style set and Mega style sets converted for the S900. These conversions combined styles from Yamaha keyboards without Mega voices (Standard set) and subsequent keyboards with mega voices (Mega set) for use with the 3000. For those of you who like Gig disk styles, styles named after a particular song, I have included Gary Diamond's gig disks, which have been very popular, converted for use with the S900. There are 3,752 styles in this collection.
Bogdan Hoecvar's Conversions (3k)
Bogdan is well known for his style conversions. He uses One Man Band to convert midi files into style files and, in so doing, has produced hundreds of new and unique styles. These styles are named after the song and usually include the performer's name and the key of the song. The songs listed alphabetically and provided in four folders: A-F, G-L, M-R, and S-Z. There are 409 styles in Bogdan's conversions.
Chris Easton's Collection
Chris currently plays on the Tyros3, but he has had a Tyros2, Tyros1, and PSR-740 and so has been collecting styles for many years. This is his "Tyros1" style collection. All of these styles were tuned to sound good on the Tyros1. I have tested many on the Tyros3 and they also sound terrific there. In copying Chris's collection there were several hundred styles eliminated because they were available in Styles #1 or Styles #2. However, you will still find 2,207 styles in Chris' collection.
Eileen Lowry's Styles
Eileen currently plays the Tyros3 and is looking forward to the Tyros4. She is a long-time Yamaha fan and has owned all the previous Tyros models. She also is well-known for her style "tweaking", which includes fixing up many styles converted from other keyboards to sound good on Yamaha's keyboards. This collection from Eileen are styles she has tuned for the Tyros1 and Tyros2 models. They will also play well on the Tyros3. You will find 846 styles in Eileen's collection.
Henni, a PSR-3000 owner, has spent countless hours converting styles from a wide variety of sources for use on his PSR-3000. I have combined all of the collections from Henni, which are on the site, into one large collection with all the styles organized by genre. There are 3,020 styles in Henni's collection.
Jeff is simply a "collector" and not a "tuner" of styles. His styles have come from many varied sources. I have combined all of these into one large collection and organized them into our standard genre categories. You will find quite a large collection of rock styles in this set. There are 2,828 styles in Jeff's collection.
John Vernon's Collection
John's collection is smaller than the one on the PSR Tutorial site since it excluded the styles with fewer variations and those without OTS. In addition, I have resorted the style set to put the styles in categories similar to all the other categories used. Still, there are 2,329 styles in John's collection.
Onacimus Sayaham's Conversions
Onacimus is noted for his pain-staking and detailed conversions of Yamaha styles sets. His conversions are normally for the PSR-3000 and he goes out of his way to make sure the converted styles sound as much as possible like the original. You'll find his Standard (603 styles) and Mega (611 styles) conversions in the PSR-S900 folder. In this folder are his latest conversions which include his conversions of the 9000Pro styles for the 3k and the start of his Tyros3 and CVP509 conversions (the MegaPlus set) for the 3k. There are 343 styles in these new conversions.
This page updated on March 22, 2013 .