450 Preset Styles
The following notes are from the Yamaha Tyros3 web site:
If you're looking for a pro backing band to support your performance, Tyros3 has everything you could ask for - and more. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished professional. Styles follow your chordprogressions smoothly and seamlessly, just like a live backing band!
The styles themselves are created by the world's best programmers, and mixed by studio engineers to produce unparlleled quality covering vast musical genres.
The Style play (auto accompainment) feature puts a full backing band at your fingertips, even a solo performer can enjoy playing with the backing of an entire band or orchestra. There is an extremely wide choice of sound images and arrangements to choose from including Pop&Rock, Ballad, Latin and R&B. Playing chords with your left hand as you perform provides the Style Engine with the harmonic information it needs to ensure the backing band always matches what you play. Yamaha's Style Engine is continually developed and currently responds to more than thirth different chord types in any key and instantly produces a harmonically matching backing. Tyros3 also features a built-in Chord dictionary function that helps you find the chord you're looking for.
The latest addition to Yamaha's style engine has been developed to accurately voice guitar parts in styles. SFF GE includes a new Guitar Note Transposition Table that isan interval change mechanism that reproduces all of the chord types you play with accurate guitar voicing - no matter what chord you play, it will sound like an actual guitar chord!
The Tyros3 preset styles in each of the style categories are listed below. Additional style collections converted for use on the Tyros3 are provided below.
|BALLAD - 44 Styles|
|BALLROOM - 24 Styles|
|COUNTRY - 28 Styles|
|DANCE - 47 Styles|
|ENTERTAINER - 32 Styles|
|LATIN - 39 Styles|
|MOVIE&SHOW - 37 Styles|
|POP&ROCK - 55 Styles|
|R&B - 45 Styles|
|SWING&JAZZ - 48 Styles|
|WORLD - 51 Styles|
Additional Styles for the Tyros 3
Yamaha has provided a conversion program for Tyros2 owners, Tyros3 File Converter, that converts Registration Memory, Song, Style (including OTS), Multi Pad, Custom Voice, and Custom Voice Library created on the Tyros2 for use with the Tyros3. Hammer, who has done that conversion on a number of style collections, has generously provided his converted style sets with 7,455 styles to the PSR Tutorial. Many of the original style collections are found elsewhere on this site. Here, the entire style set is provided in one large zip file. Note: these zip files are generally as large as an MP3 file would be so, if you don't have a high-speed connection, it will take some time to download.
- Tyros Styles for the Tyros3 (300 styles)
- Tyros2 Styles for the Tyros3 (359)
- 9000Pro Styles for the Tyros3 (253)
- PSR9000 Styles for the Tyros3 (266; no OTS)
- CVP409 Styles for the Tyros3 (408)
- PSR-S900 Styles for the Tyros3 (293)
- Hammer's T3 Gig Collection (269)
- Tom's Gig Disk Library: Tom1-T3.ZIP (207), Tom2-T3.ZIP (388), Tom3-T3.ZIP (293), Tom4-T3.ZIP (512)
- Bart's Rhythm Collection: Rhythm1.ZIP (409), Rhythm2.ZIP (696), Rhythm3.ZIP (601), Rhythm4.ZIP (358)
- Henni's Collection: Henni1.ZIP (585), Henni2.ZIP (566), Henni3.ZIP (692).
Genos Conversions for the Tyros3
(Jun 2018) Onacimus' project to convert Genos styles for use with the Tyros5 is now complete. Many of the styles have new Mega! Acoustic Guitars of T5. Some have Mega! Choir and SA2! Style Voices. The voices were changed according to the availability of T5 Panel voices. As of June 10, there are 234 styles converted for the Tyros5. All of them are available in this zip file.
Classic Styles for SFF2 Keyboards
Onacimus has converted styles from a number of "Classic" Yamaha keyboards (PSR-730, PSR-740, PSR-8000, PSR-620 & PSR-510) for use on SFF2 keyboards like the Tyros3. You can find these conversions on Onacimus' Covnersions page.
Oriental Styles for the Tyros3
PSR-8000 for Tyros3
(Oct 2010) The PSR-8000 has some great styles. I have taken the conversions done by Onacimus for the PSR-3000 and tuned these for use on the Tyros3. The changes are primarily to the OTS, including adding a Right3 voice. Occassionally, a change in the basic style voices was also required. Note: these styles are in SFF2 format and will not play on earlier keyboards, but they should play on the S910 and the T4. -- Joe Waters
Tyros4 Styles for Tyros3
(Oct 2010) There is no way to reproduce the Tyros4 sound on earlier keyboards, even the Tyros3. The reason is, most of the T4 styles used the new voices in that keyboard in the OTS and, sometimes, in the accompaniment style voices. With all the new vocal voices and the many new Super Articulation voices, the T4 sound is unique. Nonetheless, the styles can be converted for use on the Tyros3, as I am doing. You'll see a lot of Vibraphone in these OTS, but it is the Vibraphone in the T3, not the Sweet!Vibraphone in the T4. Similarly, the T4 SA-ConcertGrand is replaced with the T3 Live!ConcertGrand. Where one of the new vocal voices is called for, I occassionally used one of the T3 vocals, but more often than not, simply put in an alternative instrument. It does take quite awhile to work through the categories, particularly since the Tyros4 has so many styles in each category. But, hopefully, eventually it will get done. -- Joe Waters
(Dec 2010) As many of you know, I have moved on to the Tyros4 itself and that has interrupted my conversion of the T4 styles for the T3. I was able to complete 7 categories. Now, thanks to Chris Easdown, who is continuing this project, two more categories are now available: R&B and Pop&Rock.
(Jan 2011) Chris has completed this project with the addition of the Dance and World style categories. Thank you, Chris!
SD1 for Tyros3
(7 November 2010) It's been quite awhile since I tuned some styles to sound the way I liked them. On the T4 conversions above, I tried to put in a voice that was similar to that in the actual T4 even though it may not have been a SuperArticulation version. I also left all left-hand voices OFF and kept them at what was in the T4 or what a similar style in the T3 used. On the SD1 conversions, however, i freely replaced the OTS with Tyros3 OTS presets and often dramatically altered the volume and voices used in the accompaniment. I also often put in a left-hand voice that I would use. I hope you enjoy these "new" styles. They should work equally well on the T4 and perhaps some other models. I have completed the first batch of 20 styles.
- Mina Nakagawa Presents the Tyros3 (13:07 - Nov '08)
- Martin Harris plays Some Tyros3 Voices (10:03 - Nov '08)
Yamaha's Tyros3 Arranger Workstation Takes Keyboards To A New Realm of Realism
Tyros3 Raises the Benchmark in Sound Quality for Electronic Keyboards
BUENA PARK, Calif. (26 September 2008) Playing the Tyros3 Arranger Workstation keyboard is like controlling a virtuoso musician who happens to play hundreds of instruments.
Equipped with the most advanced instrument voices that Yamaha has ever created, Super Articulation 2, Tyros3 lets players simulate subtle sonic nuances and performance techniques associated with wind instruments, like legato, staccato and vibrato. Special Articulation Control buttons add pitch bend and glissando to note-on and note-off events. Other voices are culled from Yamaha's flagship Motif synthesizer and a new algorithm voices guitar parts like a real guitar player.
Almost every aspect of the computer-compatible Tyros3 has been redesigned and upgraded, from the stunning sounds to the layout of the controls to the addition of faders and a high-resolution TFT 7.5-inch VGA color screen that is visible from every playing angle.
"It's uncanny how human-like some of the voices sound," said Mark Anderson, marketing manager, Portable Keyboards, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Tyros3 utilizes the latest technological advances from Yamaha, which means that the best just got a whole lot better."
As the only electronic keyboard manufacturer to also make acoustic pianos, Yamaha sets the standard for stunning keyboard sounds, and with Tyros3, it delivers: organ sounds replicate vintage tone-wheel organs with rotary speakers. The new deep, detailed three-layer piano voice, drawn from a CFIIIs Concert Grand Piano, derives from the CVP Series of Clavinova digital pianos. Tyros3 can even recreate the sound of an acoustic piano with the top open or closed.
Creating standout sounds for other instruments, Super Articulation 2, created with Articulation Element Modeling, is capable of reproducing natural legato and staccato expression, vibrato, pitch bend and glistening glissando passages. The feature builds on Yamaha's legendary MegaVoice technology, which added an element of humanistic playing techniques to recorded instrument samples. For the guitar, these include muted string sounds, finger slides, fret noises and harmonics. Wind instrument voices include the ability to add strategically placed breaths that sound like a person is performing, from passages played on clarinets and saxophones to the bent notes of a harmonica.
The board can also perform 450 musical styles with authentic corresponding sounds that blend into a professional-sounding backup band. With the One Touch Setting function, the Tyros3 delivers a polished arrangement with appropriate voices and effects just by pressing a button. The one-button Registration Memory option lets users easily recall favorite settings. Song Creator also helps orchestrate and arrange songs with the help of a 16-track sequencer.
Other features include a touch sensitive keyboard that gives unmatched expressiveness to performances, enabling players to control dynamics and expression. Tyros3 is packed with studio-quality DSP effects like reverb, distortion and chorus along with the ability to perform one-touch recording onto the hard-disk recorder.
A USB port, conveniently located on the keyboard's front panel, facilitates easy computer connectivity for transferring song data from the Tyros3's 3.2 MB internal flash storage. The LAN port connects to Yamaha's online music portals, Internet Direct Connection, Yamaha MusicSoft and Digital Music Notebook. Users can download different song styles, instrument voices and upgrades to the Tyros3, along with sheet music, song books and software.
"Tyros3 will appeal to songwriters, professional musicians and arrangers, churches and home hobbyists who are interested in having the world of music at their fingertips," said Anderson.