Between weddings, vacations, spring gardening and other activities, additions to the PSR Tutorial website slowed down and so I've skipped two "monthly" reports. The report below summarizes activity over the last three months - April, May, and June. We did get some new styles and, as usual, PSR Performers continued to add songs to our MP3 archives. However, there were no new lessons nor new utilities. Things usually slow down during the summer months with vacations and other activities competing with music activity. So, I suspect the next report will also be delayed until the fall. By that time, folks may start thinking about the next new arranger, which is likely to be the PSR-S950 replacement.
Thanks to Onacimus, there were new styles and multipads added to the PSR Tutorial archives this past quarter. The new styles that Onacimus created for the PSR-S910 are in the new SFF2 format. These should work fine on the S950/S750 as well. They also will work on the Tyros3/Tyros4/Tyros5 models. Earlier keyboards can not read the SFF2 styles directly.
The "SuperMegaPlus" Collection for the PSR-S910 includes new and different styles from the TYROS4, PSR-S950 and PSR-S650. The Organ voice was revoiced using the help of Michael's MidiPlayer because most of the organ voice tracks are given as Slow and Fast in the same track. The S910 has only JazzSlow and JazzFast. The S950 and Tyros4 have more Slow and Fast Organs. Other unknown voices were reset according to matching voices in the S910. An attempt was made to revoice the Choir voices to S910 voices, but if that didn't sound good, the track was deleted. In the World category, styles using the ethnic kit were not included but some YEP styles with no risk of ethnic kits were included. This conversion project started in March. This past quarter, the remain 6 categories were completed (Latin, Ballroom, Movie & Show, Entertainer, World, and E
thnic.) The final SuperMegaPlus collection includes 276 styles.
Onacimus also completed two sets of Oriental Super Mega styles from PSR-A2000. There are 75 styles included in this set, which Onacimus named "Oriental Super Mega" styles. These styles carry lots of new voices from the PSR-S910, including some very interestingly SA voices in OTS.
In June, Onacimus compiled a complete collection of Yamaha Multipads. The multipads were drawn from several basic models - PSR-2000 (including the PSR1000/2100/1100/1500), PSR-S900, PSR-S910, Tyros1, Tyros2, Tyros3, and PSR OR700. These are 247 multipads arranged in 11 categories: A. Guitar(26 multipads), Bells&Harp(17), Brass&Sax(23), Classic(25), Dance(38), Drums(23), E.Guitar(25), Latin(35), Oriental(18), Piano&Blues(11), and SFX(6). These multipads, as well as other multipad collections, are found in the Styles | Other Files | Multipads section.
Jim Laing added a new set of Irish registrations to his registration offerings for the Tyros5 and Tyros3. These include two registration banks with 13 Irish songs (Believe Me If All Those Endearing, Danny Bou, Donegal, Galway Bay, Harrigan, Irish Washerwoman, Moonshiner, My Wild Irish Rose, Rose of Tralee, Shure They Call It Ireland, Sweet Rosie O'Grady, Tis the Last Rose of Summer, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, and MacNamera's Band). Since all of Jim's registrations are for specific song titles, they are found in the Styles | Gig Disks section. Other registrations sets available there include his Retirement Home Registrations, Band Registrations, and Italian Registrations.
No utilities were added or updated but Michael Bedesem did retire five of his earlier utilities: MidiFix, RegFix, RegNameEdit, Style Duplicates, and StyleMaker. These programs were written with Visual Basic and Windows XP, which Microsoft has abandoned.
No new articles were added to the Lessons section this past quarter.
Two new PSR Performers were introduced during this past quarter. In June, Jim Laing gave us 7 songs recorded rom his duo "Backfence" playing ive, with Jim on the Tyros3 and Tom Devito on vocals and acoustic guitar. Jim currently plays on his new Tyros5. In May, Mark Chapman, playing on a PSR-S710, joined the ranks of the PSR Performers. Jim and Mark's songs initial set of songs are shwon in the list below.
MIDI - Most Performers add to their collection with MP3 recordings. However, we still do get some new midi recordings. In May, Grant Cantrill proviided us with his 3rd volume of midi songs, this one recorded on the PSR-S950. Songs included: All I Have To Do Is Dream, Always on my Mind, Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Beautiful Sunday, Country Roads, Georgia, Ghost Riders in the Sky, I Can See Clearly Now, I Just Called To Say, Laughter in the Rain.
MP3 - 14 performers contributed 112 MP3 songs this past quarter. In addition to the new performers mentioned above, the other performers and their songs are shown below. So far, in 2014, the PSR Performers have added 215 songs providing you with 11 and a half hours of Yamaha arranger music.
Bob McKinney - 8 songs (Tyros4): Bye Bye Blues, Charade, For Once In My Life, Happening, Kerry Dancers, Pink Panther, Swedish Rhapsody.
Craig - 24 songs (PSR-S950): Ain't No Woman, All Out Of Love, Baker Street, Crimson and Clover, Don't Know Why, Every Breath You Take, Everyday, Holly Holy, I'm Your Captain Closer To Home, In the Ghetto, Leningrad, Love Me Two Times, New Kid in Town, One, Play Me, Riders on the Storm, Shower the People, Slideshow, Ticket to Ride, Up on the Roof, Waterloo, Wild World, You Can Close Your Eyes, You're Beautiful.
Del Kay - 3 songs (PSR-3000): Among My Souvenirs, Aind I Love Her So, Summer Wind.
Ernie Mulder - 10 songs (PSR-3000): Don't Worry Be Happy, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Improv Jun 2014, Impro Mei 2014, Impro T5 Apr 2014, Let It Be Me, Letter, Old Rock 2014, T5 Gospel, Verzinsel Adriaan met Ernie.
Grant Cantril - 20 songs (PSR-S950): All I Have To Do Is Dream, Always on My Mind, Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Beautiful Sunday, Country Roads, Georgia, Ghost Riders in the Sky, I Can See Clearly Now, I Just Called To Say, Laughter in the Rain, Lay Down Sally, Mellow Yellow, Moonllight Serenade, Odd Couple,Paloma Blanca, Pipeline, Put Your Hand in the Hand, Rockin' Robin, Rose Garden, Top of the World.
Jim Laing - 7 songs (Tyros3): Bring It On Home To Me, How Sweet It is, My Girl, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Rhythm of the Rain, Runaway, When I'm 64.
John Phillips - 12 songs (Tyros4): After Loving You, Bouquet of Roses, Candy Kisses1/2, Cinco Robles, Jealousy, Please Help Me I'm Falling, Please Release Me, There Goes My Heart, Yellow Bird, You Belong to Me, You Belong to My Heart.
Joe Hart - (PSR-S910): Suh Suh Say
Larry Tyler - 6 songs (Tyros5): Charade, Dancing on the Ceiling, Hello Young Lovers, Love You Madly, When You Wish Upon a Star, When Your Lover Has Gone.
Lynn Rae Couch - 7 songs (PSR-S900): Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain, Farewell Party, How's the World Treating You, I'll Share My World with You, Invitation to the Blues, Mama He's Crazy, Why Not Me.
Mark Chapman - 6 songs (PSR-S710): Bed of Roses, Hey Joe, How Blue Can You Get, In the Arms of an Angel, Isn't She Lovely, Rocket Man.
Peter Gasser - 2 songs (Tyros4): My Special Angel / Where the Boys Are, Thank Heaven for Little Girls / Go Away Little Girl.
Torben Goldin - 4 songs (Tyros5): Don't Know Why, Dream, Jag Trivs Bast, One Way Ticket.
Udo Becker - 2 songs (Tyros5): Pipeline, Tears in Heaven.
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