The PSR Tutorial, while it provides support to owners of Yamaha arranger keyboards, is not associated with Yamaha Corporation in any way. This site was built and is maintained by Yamaha keyboard owners such as yourself. I (Joe Waters) have constructed the web site and maintain it. However, much of the content is provided by a host of Yamaha owners who have generously provided their time and effort to help others. I simply could not provide this resource without the assistance of all the forum moderators, all those PSR Performers, and all those who have contributed articles to the web site over the years.
I also receive support from the PSR Tutorial "Supporting Members." Anyone may support the site at any time by making a donation. I prefer, however, to offer a resource that members will find helpful in getting the most out of their PSR or Tyros keyboard. So, over time, I developed a number of products that you can order. Your purchase helps offset the ongoing cost of running the web site and the forum. If you order one (or more) of the available products, you become a "supporting member" of the PSR Tutorial and your forum account is marked as such.
There is no charge to accessing any part of this web site and you can freely download the thousands of files available here. Similarly, there is no charge to register in the PSR Tutorial forum and getting whatever additional help you may need with your keyboard. I am able to keep access free because of the generosity of those owners who volunteer to support this site by making a donation or ordering one of the available resource collections.
PSR Tutorial Products
All of the available products are listed under the "Products" tab with a short description of each and a PayPal button to add your selection to your shopping cart. More detailed descriptions are provided in the remaining tabs above. Originally, many of these resource collections were made available on CD-ROMs. In 2012, the CD-ROMs were discontinued and the resource collections were offered on 4 and 8 GB USB drives. However, since USB drives have very large capacities, several of the available data collections could be ordered on a 4 GB (or 8 GB drive). All of the possible pairs and combinations of data sets that could be ordered on the various drive options became very confusing.
So, in March of 2013, I simplified the available resource options. In effect, what you are ordering in the various products is a collection of files that you will find useful in getting the most out of your Yamaha Tyros or PSR keyboard. Almost all of these collections are now available in a compressed format that you can download directly to your computer. This allows a lower price structure and anyone comfortable with downloading and unzipping can easily reconstruct the original data set.
Of course, not everyone is comfortable working with a computer and the internet. One of the great advantages of distributing the data sets on CD-ROMs or on USB drives was that the entire collection arrives uncompressed and ready to use. In fact, for the keyboards supporting USB ports, USBs with styles and/or midi files could be inserted into your keyboard and the files immediately loaded and played.
So, we are now offering a choice of three different USB drives, 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB. If you include one of the available USB drives in your order, the data collections you want will be copied to that drive, unzipped and ready to use, and the drive mailed to your door. As estimate of the unzipped size of every data collection is provided so you can easily add up the space required to see how much space you will need. The price shown for the USB drive includes copying your data sets to the drive and any shipping and handling costs. Hopefully, this will simplify the options available and let everyone choose whatever is best for them.
Resource collections can be ordered via PayPal by using the "Add to Cart" buttons. For orders outside of the U.S., PayPal handles the currency conversion problem. If you prefer not to use PayPal, or if it is not available in your country, you can follow the instructions given at the bottom of the Products page.
Ordering any of the PSR Tutorial resource collections not only provides you with a great addition to your PSR or Tyros resource library but also enables the PSR Tutorial to continue growing and providing you and other Yamaha arranger keyboard owners with a host of valuable information and resources to help you get the most out of your playing experience.
-- Joe Waters
22 March 2013
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This page updated on March 22, 2013 .