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Tyros 4 (SFF2) / Trouble Recording with a Guitar
« Last post by Flip on Today at 10:05:34 PM »
I have a friend who plays his guitar while I play away on my T4.  We make good music.  Now I wanted to record a on the KB my friend playing his guitar.  So, I set my Mic so that it picks up his guitar.....solo no problem, it sounds good.  However, when I select a style and play and he plays his guitar the sound is very distorted.  What am I not doing, should I set up the KB differently...or perhaps what I want to do can't be done.  ???   Flip

Just want to add a few more words of appreciation and encouragement to Frank.

I am so happy that a small North American (NA) dealer had the gumption to promote Yamaha arrangers! Even though the big on-line chains sponsor their own launch videos, active promotion and support of arrangers in NA is just about zilch!

Thanks, Frank, and please pass our thanks along to Heratch, too.

Take care everyone -- pj

The Next Yamaha Keyboard / Re: 2019 NAMM YAMAHA - Any important release?
« Last post by pjd on Today at 09:42:08 PM »
If that should prove to be the case, then we may eventually see a PSR-E373 and PSR-E273.

Hear, hear! I get tired of "reading the tea leaves" in Yamaha's cup.  :)

The entry-level market needs to appeal to a very wide range of customers. That's why I think they're trying to sell "musical furniture" to parents who want wood grain furniture in their sitting room.  ;) I suspect that the E360 is a line extension, not a replacement. Of course, this is reading tea leaves, again...

Stylistically, Yamaha would do better to adopt the aesthetics of the Roland "fashion piano" FP series. Now, there is style!

All the best -- pj

Genos YEM & Expansion Packs / Re: Metal Guitars for Genos
« Last post by pjd on Today at 09:31:10 PM »
Hi --

Peter, we share your pain. There are several people on the Forum who develop their own voices using YEM.

I was told (by a Steinberg rep) that new feature requests from individual users are not likely to be implemented. If many users request a feature, it is more likely to be implemented. Yep, Steinberg is not all of Yamaha, but this is a common principle in software marketing and development.

I wish there was a way for all of us who need YEM enhancements to take our collective case to Yamaha. Like others, I've made a personal plea to Yamaha reps, Yamaha support, etc. There doesn't seem to be a way to communicate with Yamaha YEM managers/developers directly like the Yamaha IdeaScale forum for synths. On that forum, members can vote for new product ideas and it's easy to see which ideas are the most popular, needed and wanted.

Unfortunately, comments like ours -- buried in a thread titled "Metal guitars for Genos" -- are unlikely to be heard.

All the best -- pj
Genos - General / Re: Different drum kit volume for style and Right...
« Last post by alfaholic on Today at 09:22:06 PM »
Nothing to do with poliphony, it is just amplification and signal path, they simply decided to separate right's and style, which has no sense. The logic says that voice loudness should be as you set it in YEM no matter you use the voice as Right 1 or ACC track in style.
Always some trouble with Yamaha... 😀
PSR-S975/S775 / Re: S775 Style Creator - Strange TOUCH & MegaVoice behaviour
« Last post by pjd on Today at 09:18:04 PM »
Hi --

Mega Voices are designed to work primarily in a style part where the MIDI velocity (i.e., how hard a note is played) can be carefully programmed and controlled. It's very difficult to play a Mega Voice by hand.

If you want to see the details of how Mega Voice bass responds, please see the table on page 24 of the S975/S775 Data List PDF file.

If you're starting out with an existing style and Mega Voice bass part, a Yamaha developer carefully programmed the notes. So, you're not likely to be successful at adding new notes played by hand.

Hope this info helps out -- pj

Yamaha Keyboards - General / Re: From S970 to S975 - my reaction
« Last post by Ingar on Today at 08:40:02 PM »
Don't forget that Genos has a really nice matt black finish which dose not mark that easily. I have had mine for a year and it gets plenty of use and still looks like new. The next models out may be the same.
Do you know if Genos is a black colored material or surface painted? Tyros are surface-painted and vulnerable. On some buttons on my Tyros, just three years old, the color is a bit worn and black shines through on the edges. I play it every day and use some buttons pretty much. I think a colored material is more durable over time .

Genos YEM & Expansion Packs / Re: Metal Guitars for Genos
« Last post by CMS Sounddesign on Today at 08:14:27 PM »
Hi !

Yamaha is wrong. The "average user" will hardly be able to use the extended functions, since most of the know-how is missing. He will continue to buy Yamaha software.
The "power user" usually does not buy software from Yamaha anyway, since he does almost everything himself.

It is therefore a misconception of Yamaha that further functions would disturb the sales of the software. If Yamaha offered a YEM "Pro" for a fee, it would be an incentive for people to buy the instruments, as they would finally have a full and up-to-date sampler at hand.

As always ... Japanese narrow-mindedness. If Yamaha goes on like this, then comes the day where more and more "power users" jump off and turn to other options. Once the customers are gone, it will be difficult to get them back.

Greeting / Peter
Hi my friend.
Yes don't have too many files on a folder.
The keyboard will display a message that cannot access the folder or something so you will know if there are too many(over 200).
Are these files all in midi format or maybe are wav or mp3 or style files?
You can check what kind of files they are using your PC in case you don't know.
Also sometimes there is a problem with different midi player programs(like the keyboard's midi player) when the extension of a midi song is .midi and not .mid or something like that.
I suppose it's possible that the PSR-E360 was meant to be an additional model in the PSR-E line, rather than a replacement model per se-- for instance, something to challenge Roland's GO:KEYS? If that should prove to be the case, then we may eventually see a PSR-E373 and PSR-E273. But only Yamaha knows how the PSR-E360 was intended to fit into the PSR-E line, and what's planned for the PSR-E line in the future. There are a number of new developments in MIDI which are being planned and worked on by the MMA (MIDI Manufacturers Association), of which Yamaha is a member. Who can say how long the current lines of keyboards will continue, or if they'll be replaced by brand new lines with completely different names?
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