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Offline chaosmedia

Tyros4 > PSR-SX900 - Music Finder Transfer Question?
« on: September 19, 2023, 04:05:54 AM »
I'm posting to help a friend who recently purchased a Yamaha PSR-SX900. He is not very technical but has asked me to help him transfer all the Music from the Music Finder on his Tyros4 to his PSR-SX900. He has given me the Tyros4 and asked in return I look into how to do this. I've searched but have not had luck, I have a feeling it's due to the fact their have been several iterations since the Tyros 4 was released and the terms have changed.

I was able to find MFD databases for Tyros4 but I'm not sure how to import them. I initially tried to copy them to a USB drive from the Tyros but it only ever seemed to show me styles. I also plugged the Tyros4 into a computer and used some of the old software but again it only showed very small files that did not seem to be the music files I'm looking for.

When I look in the Music Finder it has 1470 Records with song names that seem familiar but not exactly the same name as actual songs. Could someone please advise us on how to best transfer these records to the PSR-SX900 or help point us in the right direction?

I appreciate any help and am sorry if I'm asking for something impossible. I've very limited knowledge of these 2 keyboards but want to help a friend out.

Thank you!
 

Online ckobu

Re: Tyros4 > PSR-SX900 - Music Finder Transfer Question?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2023, 06:08:35 AM »
watch this video, turn on english subtitles

https://youtu.be/BF6ckJeQyIE?si=XMizZhy1LBXyGmKU
Watch my video channel
 
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Offline Divemaster

Re: Tyros4 > PSR-SX900 - Music Finder Transfer Question?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2023, 07:49:52 AM »
Hi

You need to refer to Page 82 of the Psr-sx600 Owners Manual for instructions on how to do this.
You can download the Owners Manual here:
https://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-sx600/downloads.html#product-tabs


Keith. .
« Last Edit: September 19, 2023, 08:31:12 AM by Divemaster »
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Offline chaosmedia

Re: Tyros4 > PSR-SX900 - Music Finder Transfer Question?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2023, 08:17:23 AM »
Hi Divemaster,

The keyboard is the PSR-SX900, I don't think this manual will apply. I checked that page and it talks about .wav files but we don't have any .wav files. The only thing I can find on the main page of psrtutorial.com is the .mfd files for the Tyros4 which also matches the file in the youtube download. This seems to match the number of songs we see on the Tyros4 he gave me.

Thank you for the link as I can use it to find the PSR-SX900 manual which will come in handy.

@ckobu - Thanks for the video, I'll try this when I visit him next. Fingers crossed it is what he is looking for.

Thanks for the prompt support!!
 

Offline Divemaster

Re: Tyros4 > PSR-SX900 - Music Finder Transfer Question?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2023, 08:30:24 AM »
Sorry, my mistake. Old age.... Bad eyesight!
I mistakenly read it as PSR - SX600...! 🙄🙄

https://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/psr-sx900/downloads.html#product-tabs

This is the download page for the PSR-SX900.

You need the REFERENCE MANUAL which gives instructions.
It is a simple procedure, and just follow the on screen prompts.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2023, 10:31:32 AM by Divemaster »
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Roland RH-5 Monitor Headphones
 

Offline Bill

Re: Tyros4 > PSR-SX900 - Music Finder Transfer Question?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2023, 09:08:07 AM »
Hi Chaosmedia

Music finder files ARE very small files as they are not song files, they are simply links to Styles along with a couple of other things like an actual name, tempo etc.  To use the files link the one you have extracted from with 1473 entries you put the file onto a USB stick and insert into the SX900. And then use the Plahlist feature. The Keyboard will automatically convert the file to a playlist with registrations that you can use. 
See page 90 of the manual.

Bill
« Last Edit: September 19, 2023, 09:14:18 AM by Bill »
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Offline chaosmedia

Re: Tyros4 > PSR-SX900 - Music Finder Transfer Question?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2023, 12:23:02 AM »
Thank you all very much for your help! All the info helped immensely and when when we added the Music Finder database as a playlist it converted well and worked. One question we had from testing is that every time we picked a new song it would change the finger mode to AI Finger something. This would require going back into the menu to change the finger mode every time and we found it complicated to do.

Do you know if we can set the finger mode to not change or if another approach would be better? Let me know if you need more context or if I should open a new thread. I can also do some research I just thought I'd ask quickly as it was something we noticed was an issue after importing.

Thanks again! It's greatly appreciated!
 

Offline overover

Re: Tyros4 > PSR-SX900 - Music Finder Transfer Question?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2023, 01:34:11 AM »
Thank you all very much for your help! All the info helped immensely and when when we added the Music Finder database as a playlist it converted well and worked. One question we had from testing is that every time we picked a new song it would change the finger mode to AI Finger something. This would require going back into the menu to change the finger mode every time and we found it complicated to do.

Do you know if we can set the finger mode to not change ...

Welcome to the PSR Tutorial Forum, chaosmedia!

You can use the "Parameter Lock" feature to lock your preferred Fingering setting and, if desired, also your Split Point settings.

Please go to "MENU > Utility > Parameter Lock" and tick "Fingering" and, if desired, "Split Point". ("Master EQ" should be ticked as well.)

Close the Parameter Lock display (by touching the X icon or pressing the. EXIT button). This will automatically save the changed settings.

Now the Fingering (and Split Points if also ticked) can't be modified by Registrations (and Playlists) anymore. Note that you can always set/change the settings directly in the Fingering or Split Point display as usual, even with Parameter Lock activated.


Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Chris
Everyone kept saying "That won't work!" - Then someone came along who didn't know that and - just did it.
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