Michael P. Bedesem -- Michael has created a group of terrific freeware utility programs that support Yamaha PSR and Tyros arranger keyboards. They provide users with additional capabilities for managing song, style, multipad and voice files. FolderCheck, MidiPlayer, MusicFinderView and StyleDump are suited to operate on a PC with the Windows™ Operating System (95 or later).

Etienne Volbragt -- Etienne has taken over the programming for MixMaster, PadMaker-Midi, PadMaker-Style and OpenText since end 2017.
The newer versions (from v19) for these programs are suited for Windows™ Operating System (7 or later).

Click on the links below or in the buttons shown on the left-side of the page for additional information and to download the program file(s).




Michael P. Bedesem

FolderCheck (Version 1.0.4 - July 22, '14) is a PC application to assist you in managing folders on Tyros models with hard drives. Yamaha instruments will refuse access to media folders that exceed limits (250 files per folder for Tyros 1 and 500 for Tyros 2/3/4/5). The program enables the user to examine the number of files per folder and split them as desired. It works on your PC, on a USB drive, or on your Yamaha hard drive connected to the PC via the MusicFinder button-initiated storage mode. FolderCheck replaced the earlier HDCheck program. Version 1.0.4 changes include a number of user requested enhancements as well as maintenance items.

MidiPlayer (Version 8.3.1 - Dec 16, '14) is used to play, convert, repair, normalize, display, and edit the song, style, multipad and voice files used in the keyboard. This program will translate files for operation on another instrument. For example, if you have a PSR-3000, you can use this program to convert Tyros style files for use on your PSR-3000. The program includes a "batch" facility so you can process many files at once.

MusicFinderView (Version 3.1.3 - June 27 '16) is a PC editor for Music Finder ("mfd") files. With it you can create, edit, display, rearrange, sort, and print Music Finder records. Music Finder files are keyboard specific, but with Music Finder View you convert files from one instrument to another, for example, convert a Tyros mfd database for use on a PSR3000. Version 3.1.3 includes support for the new CVP-609.

StyleDump (Version 2.0.1 - Oct 3 '10) is multi-purpose file viewer that can be used to list, sort, search, copy, and print the contents of Yamaha style files, section data (Main A, Ending A, etc), CASM, OTS, MusicFinder database entries, Midi song files (type 0 & 1), Voice edit files, Organ flute files, and Multipads.


Etienne Volbragt

MixMaster is a program specifically designed for the display and editing of Yamaha midi files such as the song, style, pad and voice files used by the Tyros/PSR and now the new Genos line of instruments. It comes ready to use with translations of voice, effect, midi and known Yamaha sysex commands. While extensive in capability, a great deal of effort has been expended to make it easy to use by users of all experience levels.

PadMaker Midi is a tool for creating a Multipad based on the patterns from one or more midi or multipad files. With it you can create a pad by selecting an area of a midi or pad; audition the pattern on the PC or PSR; edit the Notes, Octave, Voice, Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Tempo and Brightness, Chord Follow and Repeat parameters; and include user-editable text.

PadMaker Style is a tool for creating a Multipad based on the patterns from one or more styles. With it you can create a pad by selecting an area of a style; audition the pattern on the PC or the keyboard; edit the Voice, Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Tempo, Brightness, Chord Follow and Repeat parameters; and, finally, include user-editable text.

OpenText is a program that displays a pdf file, or a page in a pdf book, when a registration is selected on a PSR, CVP or Tyros.


Last update : May 24, 2019